Happy Halodays! A new HFFL Contest.

I’m proud to announce HFFL’s Halo Holiday contest.

First before I go any further, I’d like to thank “Pete M” of Toys R Us for helping make this contest possible. With his help, I was able to secure some nice prizes for this contest. As well a shout out to my friend, “Sparky” of Mega Brands for his part in this.

So what is the contest going to be? It’s a Classic Christmas song rewrite, Halo themed!

I want you to rewrite a classic Christmas song with a Halo theme. Now since I’m not completely internationally inclined, the song needs to be one recognizable to the average American.

For example: Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly would become Deck the Grunts with lots of Stickies. (This title is not eligible for the contest, so please don’t reuse it here.)

The song must include at least two verses of the song and the chorus. Extra thought will be given to entries including artwork (Artwork MUST be your own and not from another site-any entries found to do so will be immediately disqualified). Extra EXTRA thought will be given to those who submit the song as a Youtube vid. Again, it MUST be your own and YOU must appear in the video SINGING the song.

I will take submissions for the contest from now until December 23. ONLY one entry per subscriber. Hmm, which brings me to the big rule. You MUST be a subscriber to the Blog. Twitter and Facebook folks, if you want it, PLEASE subscribe to the blog itself. This is one of those perks given to blog subscribers. It’s free to subscribe…

You must be 18 years of age or older. If under 18, then you MUST have written permission from your parent/guardian stating so. This must be in the form of a hand written note scanned in and sent along with your entry. (This is for legal purposes as winning and receiving your prize means I will need to have your shipping address.)

Past HFFL contest winners are not eligible for the grand prize but may submit for the second or third prizes.

Winners in the lower 48 United States will receive free. Other locations must pay for shipping of any prizes, this includes APOs and FPOs as well. (Sorry folks, I’m a one-man operation here with limited funds.)

Okay so enough of the legalese….what are the prizes already. Well, I’m glad you asked.

Grand prize is a Halo Mega Blok 10th Anniversary Warthog.

This 734 piece set is amazing. It’s a great build and would make for a nice centerpiece of anyone’s halo collection/display. It’s valued at $55-60.

Second place winner will receive a Mega Bloks Halo Covert Ops: Battle Unit set. I’ve previously reviewed the set HERE.

This is a cool set with the awesome Stealth “Shark” grey color. Set is valued at $18-20.

There will be three third prizes.
Mega Bloks Halo Covenant Armory Pack

Mega Bloks Halo UNSC II Armory Pack

Mega Bloks Halo Covenant II Armory Pack

Each a $7 value. The third prizes will be awarded randomly to the three winner of the third prizes.

I reserve the right to change the rules as necessary. Winners will be picked by me alone. Grammar WILL be taken into account, so please no “1337″ speak or internet abbreviations.

Okay, so how do you enter? To enter you need to reply to THIS article. (See, that’s why you need to be a  Blog subscriber…) Please submit the song itself as text within the reply. If you have artwork, please send me that via my e-mail sal@halofanforlife.com. (Songs submitted to my e-mail WILL BE IGNORED….You just reply to this article for that portion of the contest.) If you create a YouTube vid for the contest, please include the link  WITH your text of the words as a reply to this article.

Replies to this article will not be made public until December 24. Submissions must be made from Tuesday 12/11/12 until 12/23/12 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Again, ONLY one submission per subscriber. Additional submissions by the same subsciber will be ignored. (So make your only allowable submission a good one.)

Again, the song must be a classic Christmas song, Halo themed (And I mean a HEAVY Halo theme, not just a word or two).

If you have any questions on the rules, PLEASE shoot me an e-mail at sal@halofanforlife.com and I’ll post those questions and replies here in this article.

Okay folks, I hope to get some really cool entries. Have at it and have fun!

In the meantime, I’ll see you on the battlefield!
-Sal

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About Sal

Well, I’ve been toying with the idea of a new blog for awhile now. My wife has wanted me to do this for several months. So I decided, why not? I’ve got tons of experience with Halo gaming and collecting. I think I have something to offer to the greater Halo fan community. So I’m starting this blog. Posts along the way will be about tips and tricks in the games as well as collecting. I’ll also repost interesting articles from official sites, such as Halowaypoint.com, or fan sites such as HaloCollectors.com. A note about HaloCollectors. I’m a staff writer there, as well as global moderator and the official Mega Bloks reviewer for that site. As far as the games go, I’ve played Halo 3 since it came out until Reach was released. I loved Halo3: ODST and though it was underrated by many. I love Halo Reach and am already an Inheritor, having attained that rank in July, 2011. I know many of the tips and tricks on how to boost commendations in Campaign and Firefight. And yes in Matchmaking, but I prefer to go about those correctly and not cheat the system. As I develop this blog, I hope to help gamers who want advice on the games, as well as any collectors with regards to where to find collectibles as well as deals, coupons and so on. You can also follow me on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/HaloFanForLife or Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/halofanforlife11. These are both new as well, so there isn’t much if anything at those page for the moment. However there will be and each of these three outlets will have similar information, though not the same, so be sure to follow them all. Welcome to my blog and I hope you’ll come back again and again. -Sal

13 thoughts on “Happy Halodays! A new HFFL Contest.

  1. Okay so this is a song to the music of ‘let it snow’. Its about a marine whos been infected by the flood, and as his life draws to an end, his thoughts turn to his wife back home. If this comes out as a little jumbled, i’m using my cell phone and it doesn’t understand paragraphs and things! “Oh the flood that’s inside is frightful, it’s burrowing teeth are naught but spiteful. And though the signs are starting to show, don’t let it grow, let it grow, let it grow. It doesn’t show signs of stopping, and my ribs sound like they’re popping. I think my bones are starting to bend. Make it end, make it end, make it end. When we finally said goodbye, how the tears ran down your face. I said “I’ll never die.” and “I’ll soon be on the shuttle home”. Now my body is slowly dying, and it seems that I was lying. Remember how I loved you so. Now let me go, let me go, let me go.” Ok so thats my entry, not very cheerful but I was influenced by private wallace’s account on getting infected by the flood, in the halo novel. Good luck to my fellow contestants. I’m hoping for a chance at winning that covert ops set! Looks awesome!

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  3. I am pretty Proud of this!! :-) Merry Christmas!!
    5 days of Spartan Ops….

    On the First day of Spartan Ops Sarah Palmer gave to me,
    One Forerunner relic to protect.

    On the Second day of Spartan Ops Sarah Palmer gave to me,
    Two Egg heads to find.

    On the Third day of Spartan Ops Sarah Palmer gave to me,
    Three Promethean Knights.

    On the Fourth day of Spartan Ops Sarah Palmer gave to me.
    Four Hunters Hunting.

    On the Fifth day of Spartan Ops Sarah Palmer gave to me.
    Five Gleaming Wraiths.

    Merry Christmas!! ;-)
    ~CurrerBell1847

  4. Hi Sal.

    Here’s my first attempt* :

    I’m screaming at a Flood Christmas,
    See how our flesh just rips and flows.
    Where the slime walls glisten,
    And Elites do listen
    To hear their mutant buddies grow.

    I’m screaming at a Flood Christmas,
    With every Combat form I see.
    May our ending be clean and sho-o-o-ort,
    As infection forms swarm and cavort.

    I’m dyeing at a Flood Christmas,
    Oh God it hurts till I can’t see.
    Let’s hope MC will soon thwart,
    As infection forms still run and cavort.

    *First, because i’m hoping to write up some more. This was the quickest one though, so it got done soonest.

  5. My entry is a re-write of the song Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) originally by Darlene Love but my lyrics are from the Michael Buble version. Hope you like!

    (Halo)
    The Dawns Coming Down
    (Halo)
    We’re watching it fall
    (Halo)
    Lots of Covies around
    (Halo)
    Chief please get me home

    (Halo)
    Seven years down
    (Halo)
    I’m rampant now
    (Halo)
    Full of crazy sounds
    (Halo)
    Chief please get me home

    They’re saying I’m crazy
    But I’m not crazy at all
    Cuz I remember in Halo 3
    When John had faith in me

    (Halo)
    Pretty sun in the sky
    (Christmas)
    I’m watching it shine
    (Christmas)
    I can’t feel at all
    (Christmas)
    Chief please get me home

    They’re saying I’m crazy
    But I’m not crazy at all
    Cuz I remember in Halo 3
    When John had faith in me

    (Halo)
    If there was a way
    (Halo)
    I’d come back with you
    (Halo)
    But it’s too late for me
    (Chief)
    Chief
    (Chief)
    Chief
    (Chief)
    Chief
    (Chief)
    Chief
    Oh go home
    Oh Chief
    You know I need you
    Oh go home

    I gotta leave you
    You know I need you
    (Halo, Halo ,Halo, Halo )

    I gotta leave you
    I said na na na na na…
    It’s Halo, Halo, Halo… yeah

  6. 12 days of battle
    (Based on ‘12 days of Christmas’)
    On the first day of battle, the captain gave to me,
    A model of the UNSC, (infinity)

    On the second day of battle, the captain gave to me,
    Two suppressors, and a model of the UNSC, (infinity)

    On the third day of battle, the captain gave to me,
    Three frag grenades, two suppressors, and a model of the UNSC, (infinity)

    On the fourth day of battle, the captain gave to me,
    Four scorpion tanks, three frag grenades, two suppressors, and a model of the UNSC, (infinity)

    On the fifth day of battle, the captain gave to me,
    Five AI chips, four scorpion tanks, three frag grenades, two suppressors, and a model of the UNSC, (infinity)

    On the sixth day of battle, the captain gave to me,
    Six rocket launchers, five AI chips, four scorpion tanks, three frag grenades, two suppressors, and a model of the UNSC, (infinity)

    On the seventh day of battle, the captain gave to me,
    Seven gravity hammers, six rocket launchers, five AI chips, four scorpion tanks, three frag grenades, two suppressors, and a model of the UNSC, (infinity)

    On the eighth day of battle, the captain gave to me
    Eight plasma pistols, seven gravity hammers, six rocket launchers, five AI chips, four scorpion tanks, three frag grenades, two suppressors, and a model of the UNSC, (infinity)

    On the ninth day of battle, the captain gave to me,
    Nine recruit helmets, eight plasma pistols, seven gravity hammers, six rocket launchers, five AI chips, four scorpion tanks, three frag grenades, two suppressors, and a model of the UNSC, (infinity)

    On the tenth day of battle, the captain gave to me,
    Ten shade turrets, nine recruit helmets, Eight plasma pistols, seven gravity hammers, six rocket launchers, five AI chips, four scorpion tanks, three frag grenades, two suppressors, and a model of the UNSC, (infinity)

    On the eleventh day of battle, the captain gave to me,
    Eleven air assault suits, ten shade turrets, Nine recruit helmets, Eight plasma pistols, seven gravity hammers, six rocket launchers, five AI chips, four scorpion tanks, three frag grenades, two suppressors, and a model of the UNSC, (infinity)

    On the twelfth day of battle, the captain gave to me,
    Twelve map passes, eleven air assault suits, Ten shade turrets, Nine recruit helmets, Eight plasma pistols, seven gravity hammers, six rocket launchers, five AI chips, four scorpion tanks, three frag grenades, two suppressors, and a model of the UNSC, (infinity)

    Message from Catherine Nelson, Harry’s mother: I give Harry Nelson full permission to enter this competition. Our shipping address is 66 St Margaret’s Road, Hanwell, London W7 2HF.

    I will email you my artwork

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  8. DIDACT GOT RUN OVER BY A WARTHOG

    Didact got run over by a warthog, walking home on Requiem November 6th. You can say there’s no such thing as Spartans, but as for Grunts and Elites, they believe.

    He’d been shooting at Infinity, and we’d begged him not to fight. But he still believed us enemies, and we had to keep him for destroying earth.

    When they found him November 7th, at the scene of the attack. He had tire tracks on his forehead and a bumper print on his back.

    Didact got run over by a warthog, walking home on Requiem November 6th. You can say there’s no such thing as Spartans, but as for Hunters and Jackals, they believe.

    Now were all so proud of Master Chief, He’s been fighting so hard to beat him. See him out there shooting promethean knights, with rail guns and battle rifles, he will succeed.

    It’s time to rebuild New Phoenix. All the family’s got composed. And we just can’t help but wonder: what if Master Chief hadn’t set off that Havoc nuke? (Havoc nuke!)

    Didact got run over by a warthog, walking home on Requiem November 6th. You can say there’s no such thing as Spartans, but as for Knights and Crawlers, they believe.

    Now it’s time to take back Requiem, from the Covenant troops that are there. And we must beat back Prometheans, because they can really ruin your marine troops day.

    I’ve warned the entire army and navy. “Better watch out for the Didact.” They should never have let free, a forerunner that’s an enemy of man.

    Didact got run over by a warthog, walking home from Requiem November 6th. You can say there’s no such thing as Spartans, but as for Forerunner and Covenant, they believe.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Good luck to all those that entered.

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  10. “O Come All Reclaimers”
    Sung and written by: Cy

    YouTube link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhoEr7TPS2U

    O come all Reclaimers
    Joyful and triumphant
    O come ye, o come ye to Requiem
    Come and behold him
    Bornsteller the Didact

    O come, let him Compose you
    O come, let him Compose you
    O come, let him Compose you
    Didact, the Lord

    Scream, choirs of humans
    Scream in painful terror
    Scream, all ye citizens of Erde-Tyrene
    Glory to Didact
    Glory in the highest

    O come, let him Compose you
    O come, let him Compose you
    O come, let him Compose you
    Didact, the Lord

    Yea, Lord, we greet thee
    Millenia of sleeping
    Didact, to thee be all glory given
    Word of the Didact
    The Mantle’s in safekeeping

    O come, let’s bow before him
    O come, let’s bow before him
    O come, let’s bow before him
    Didact, the Lord
    O come, let’s bow before him
    Didact, the Lord

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  12. This is going to look real bad after the eggnog wears off in the morning. (And on Sunday…yes, yes it does!) But I totally forgot about this until Karaoke on Saturday night. So I wrote lyrics on a napkin and drug my best friend up on stage to sing it. PLENTY embarrassing, but, we did it, might as well enter it! So here we have…

    Teabag the Elites (To the tune of “Silent Night”)

    Halo, Halo.
    All is bright,
    when plasma goes boom.
    Shoot small grunts,
    in the head.
    Hunters you shoot in the back.
    Teabag the Elites.
    Teabag the Elites.

    Halo, Halo.
    Jackels quiver,
    at the sight,
    of my big,
    Rocket Launcher.
    Prophets look like old sausage.
    Teabag the Elites.
    Teabag the Elites.

    ((I couldn’t handle it after this point))

    Halo, Master Chief.
    Drives a Warthog,
    splatters them all.
    Loves a computer,
    Cortana.
    But we love him anyway.
    Teabag the Elites.
    Teabag the Elites….

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=569054503110089

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