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9:50 pm | October 6, 2003
I don't know why I'm taking the time to say this but it's been bugging me... the thought of someone wanting to email me and me not responding is torment to my mind. So just know that the link on my name IS NOT A REAL EMAIL ADRESS!!! Now that I've got that off my mind, there's some cheesepuffs on the counter lookin' mighty tasty...
11:13 am | September 21, 2003
Nice little speech, Walker.
11:31 am | September 20, 2003
hey that was a real good story.
3:50 am | September 20, 2003
*clap clap clap*

Well done Walker. I didn't even mention women, which can also be a motivating factor. (Kaiser Wilheim said, "Give me a woman who loves beer and I will rule the world." Kind of fits the point.)

I give you an A for your report, for everyone else, time is awasting.

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." Winston Churchill
1:17 am | September 20, 2003
You know what we should do.

Some of ya'll need to visit Battle Ground Halo and help liven the forums. There's one forum in particular, called Roleplaying (Fan fiction). It definitely needs some wakening up. That forum is dead as a doornail.

BTW, I'm not trying to get ya'll to leave HBO, by no means. This is the best Halo fan fiction site on the web. It's just that BGH, in my humble opinion, needs some people with the intelligence to out think a rock. Let me stop before I get in trouble for spamming...
1:10 am | September 20, 2003
There won't be any Spartans in my story, but maybe I'll throw in a few Marines of Thespian decent.

But it'll probably be kinda like the Alamo, just on a larger scale.

hornet, I'm a History Professor!
Now, I'm definitely joking...
1:10 am | September 20, 2003
In every war there are always those who beleive they are doing the work of the Lord. Jackson, the sniper, in SPR, for example, who quoted scripture passages such as Psalms 144:1 while he killed people: "Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war and my fingers to fight." Stonewall Jackson sought divine guidance in his every endeavor. Many soldiers have been comforted by their beleif that the Lord has preappointed the time for their passage, so there is nothing to fear from war. A great example of this is Patton, who stood up at the head of many trenches and remained there, without cover, shooting at Germans in WWI and even WWII. He was never hit, and survived both these conflicts and many border wars with Mexican bandits only to be killed in a car wreck in 1945.

So what is the motivation for war? That varies between every man. God, money, even women, as seen in the Trojan War. But at the heart of every soldier is his own raw courage and faith undaunted that allows him to stand up to the heat of battle unfalteringly and give his life to the cause he has committed to. In the words of an unknown Marine sergeant in WWI: "Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?"

Semper Fi

12:52 am | September 20, 2003
My digipet ait my homework.
9:45 pm | September 19, 2003
God, I love WWII. I'm reading Winds of War right now, the prequel to War and Remembrance, both by Herman Wouk. It is set at the outbreak of WWII and is truly amazing, if you don't let the fact that its over 1000 pages faze you.

Walker, I know what you mean. Hastings, 1066, Norman Conquest: Agincourt, that was the big French defeat(wait, theres been a lot of those) to the English in the Hundred Years War, correct? When about 6000 archers kicked some serious French ass.

I really am more of a WWII buff. Anyway, Mainevent, as to why we fight wars? Thats a loaded question. You can take the Marxist view and say all wars are fought over economical clashes (market control, raw materials). Or you can say that religion (such as the Middle East now) is the basis for every war. Or simply survival (such as the barbaric German tribes pushing into the Roman Empire because the Muslims were forcing them out.) Personnally I think its a mix of all three, but to be sure:

I want a ten page thesis on the cause of war, 12 font, Times New Roman, Chicago Style, double spaced, and I want it on my desk tomorrow. Everyone at HBO must finish this, or Louis will ban you.

Good luck, and like always, check your grammar.
8:51 pm | September 19, 2003
I'm more of a WWII history person myself. But war in general is fascinating to me. Why we do it? What driving motives that we see and DONT see led people to do the things they did.

People are too shortsided these days.

I'm fourteen, so I mean, I don't know that much, only what the History Channel tells me, but that's enough...........right?
8:20 pm | September 19, 2003
Thermopylae was awesome. I too, am obsessed with histroy. At school when I mention some battle or another, Hastings or Agincourt, for example, people look at me like I'm crazy. They say history is boring. I just don't get their attitude. Hail, Leonidas!

Semper Fi

Alpha lance
8:17 pm | September 19, 2003
Pulse, I like that title, 'Preacher of Death'.
Alpha Lance
8:13 pm | September 19, 2003
Man, that was great Walker, but, I have to give you a 9.5/10, because I want to read a longer one, longer the story, the better.
2:51 pm | September 19, 2003
Ah, so we have some intellectuals here. So, Steele, is your story going to include Spartans and be a three day battle, like History says? I'm a history major so this appeals to me and if you make any inconsistencies I'LL ROAST YOU ALIVE, just kidding. Hope to see your new story soon.
2:11 pm | September 19, 2003
Yep, nice story Walker. I've noticed you like doing these hero things; I'm doing one, but it's based more like Thermopylae...
Sergeant B
9:34 pm | September 18, 2003
I agree with the good comments. Can you find 'em?
8:40 pm | September 18, 2003
Hawthorne was the name of the main prosecutor in the Salem witch trials. That's where I got it from; also I have never heard of Crucible. Thanks to all for your comments.

Semper Fi


PS: COTGB Part 3 will take awhile... I just started. Hope you read it when it comes out, though.
5:11 pm | September 18, 2003
Very nice. Those darn energy sword wielding Elites, always crashing the party.

What is this, three or four stories about unsung heroes from you? I'm beginning to see a pattern. :)
5:09 pm | September 18, 2003
You're Hawthorne, if he is based on the famous writer, has a very different personality. Rather than preaching hellfire and damnation, your character seems to act in a kind and forgiving manner. Nice contrast, if thats what you were going for. Also, very well written. Keep it up.
2:35 pm | September 18, 2003
Nicely written. But um about the hawthorne guy.

Are you currently being punished by reading the Crucible like I was in my sophmore year or were you just grabbing a name you heard out of thin air?
2:29 pm | September 18, 2003
11:33 am | September 18, 2003
Another short story, kinda based on the conditions of Durant, Gordon and Shughart in Black Hawk Down. Hope you enjoy!

Semper Fi