Masterlist of Comparing Halo / Destiny Similarities

The universe of Destiny and Halo are very similar.. if they are not connected by universe, then there is an awful lot of coincidences. There are some adaptations from Halo that Destiny expands on, but I’ll try to stick to the more closely-matched elements. I’m not claiming they’re identical — just similar. They are, of course, made by the same company: Bungie.

Here is my personal list:
Halo: Start the very first game by being revived after a dormant state
Destiny: Start the very first game by being resurrected from the dead

Halo: Hunters (big fat enemy alien with large physical shield but has a sweet spot), Elites (adult human-sized alien with overshields), Jackals (skinny teen-sized, accessory functions like snipers), Grunts (childlike, easy-kill infantry alien), Sentinel (flying robot/drone enemy).
Destiny: Cabal (fat bulky warriors, some have a huge shield, which has a sweet spot), Fallen Captain (adult human-sized alien with shield-health before normal health), Vandals (skinny teen-sized alien, mostly accessory positions like snipers), Dregs (child/pre-teen sized easy kill infantry alien), Servitor (flying robot/drone enemy)

Halo: Conversion-Zombie race aliens (“Flood”), which takes existing race aliens and converts them to their mutated species and become enemies of all including same of original species, even if previously friendly. Has classes of warriors in tiny (popcorn/spore), mid (incubator, human/covie converts), captain-like (pureforms, hunter converts).
Destiny: Zombie race aliens (“Hive”), which has classes of warriors in tiny (thrall), mid (acolyte), large (knights/wizards/ogres).
Destiny: Conversion-Zombie race aliens (“Taken”) which takes existing race aliens and converts them to their mutated species and become enemies all including of same original species even if previously friendly. Has classes of warriors in tiny, mid, captain-like based on original-species ranks.
Both of these work to influence the dynamics of gameplay to create fighting between races other than the player’s against everyone else.

Halo: Turret-class enemy (Ranged pureform flood, grunt/jackal on fixed mounted turret)
Destiny: Turret-class enemy (Acolyte Eye, Shrieker)

Halo: PVE mode where you and pals fight waves of enemies which get progressively harder (Firefight)
Destiny: PVE mode where you and pals fight waves of enemies which get progressively harder (Escalation Protocol)

Halo: Story elements you can discover that aren’t narrated, by uncovering clues that lead to IRL locations (I Love Bees ARG for 2nd Halo game)
Destiny: Story elements you can discover that aren’t narrated, by uncovering clues that lead to IRL locations (GPS location with Valkyrie spear prop, for 2nd Destiny game)

Halo: Campaign fights against aliens, PVP against fellow Spartans.
Destiny: Camapign against aliens/etc, PVP against fellow Guardians.

Majority of enemies are deployed by drop-ships in both, and have drop-ship size, carrier-size, and master-class size ships.

Halo: speedier one-player vehicle called a Ghost, tank vehicles, dropships to leave the scene by.
Destiny: speedier one-player vehicle called a Sparrow, tank vehicles (both have mostly same control scheme), and a personal ship to leave the scene by.

Both have a floating personal assistant (Halo: “343 Guilty Spark”, among others; Destiny: “Ghost”) that travel with you and open doors or interact with devices by hovering in front and scanning/operating.

Both also have a “voice in your head” character that speaks to you from loosely the back of your head. In Halo, Cortana’s physical data drive connects to back of your helmet and speaks into your ear speakers, and occasionally be removed to do something to a computer. In Destiny, Ghost stays in your backpack and speaks to you from there, but can be pulled out to do something to a computer.

Halo: Covenant carrier-class ship hallway design
Destiny: Cabal carrier-class ship hallway design

Halo: Zombie-race god-like master called Gravemind, that speaks to you by shaking and blurring screen with low voice
Destiny: Zombie-race god-like master called Xol, that speaks to you by shaking and blurring screen with low voice

Halo: Snarky, slicko character with witty dialogue voiced by Nathan Fillion (G.Sgt Reynolds, G.Sgt Buck)
Destiny: Snarky, slicko character with witty dialogue voiced by Nathan Fillion (Cayde-6)

Halo: Laser heavy weapon (M6 Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Rifle)
Destiny: Laser heavy-weapon (Sleeper Simulant)

Both have campaign level portions where you must drive somewhere relatively quickly and skip over most of the enemies instead of fighting them in person, while things collapse or explode around you.

Halo loading screen style (Halo 3:ODST)
Destiny loading screen style

..I will update pictures/video as I come across them to assist the more visual elements (like loading screens, hallways)..

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Tom Swifty Tuesday: May 2018 Week 4

“I can’t go to work today,” Tom said, homesick.

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Monday Miners: EIALHMYTU

Each Monday, give yourself one solid minute to try to come up with the longest word you can find by rearranging the letters below, and see if you can best the panel from the British comedy words-and-numbers show, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Once you’ve settled on a word, click and highlight the area below Answers to reveal what words the panel found, and see whose was longest =)

This letters-game comes from Series 3, Episode 1:

EIALHMYTU

Answers:

thyme, hamlet

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Tom Swifty Tuesday: May 2018 Week 3

“I will not undress myself here,” Tom put out there.

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Monday Miners: FORKSEDAC

Each Monday, give yourself one solid minute to try to come up with the longest word you can find by rearranging the letters below, and see if you can best the panel from the British comedy words-and-numbers show, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Once you’ve settled on a word, click and highlight the area below Answers to reveal what words the panel found, and see whose was longest =)

This letters-game comes from Series 3, Episode 1:

FORKSEDAC

Answers:

dockers, forsake, defrocks

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Tom Swifty Tuesday: May 2018 Week 2

“Now spin around, then let the berry fly,” Tom discussed with aplomb.

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Monday Miners: EMOJTANRI

Each Monday, give yourself one solid minute to try to come up with the longest word you can find by rearranging the letters below, and see if you can best the panel from the British comedy words-and-numbers show, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Once you’ve settled on a word, click and highlight the area below Answers to reveal what words the panel found, and see whose was longest =)

This letters-game comes from Series 3, Episode 1:

EMOJTANRI

Answers:

ration, janitor, emoji

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Masterlist of Food Puns.. Ain’t Got Thyme, Do Me a Fava, etc

Here’s a list of puns that involve food.

Ain’t nobody got thyme pho dat!
I clove you.
Whoa, I just did adobo-take.
Sure is chili in here.
This list is peppered with groaners!
I have puns, and annato fraid to use them!
By dose id duffy, buzzed be basil cudjesjun.
Some of these do ring a bell.
I caught my neighbor cajun up my dogs!
I spice with my little eye..
Now don’t get caraway.
I cayenne take much more of these!
What a dip!
I’m getting chives just thinking about these.
I cinnamon out to check on you.
I’m so sick, I’m coffee up a storm.
These puns have crushed my spirit.
Curry up!
I’m cumin, I’m cumin!
What’s the dill!
Do I have to extract an answer from you?
Fennely, some answers!
That doesn’t make any frankincense!
Could you move a bit more gingerly with those?
Onion other hand..
These puns are harissa-ment!
This liquor tastes watery. No, this water tastes licorice!
There’s not mushroom for error.
I mustard lost my keys somewhere.
I wanna be a myrrh-maid!
You’re quite the nut, meg.
Oregano’l Pete would agree.
‘Tis the Seasoning.
It’s parsley for the course.
I parsley knew her!
So shallot be!
My poppy will hear about this!
I’m glad someone preserves these.
Now we’re getting to the root of the issue.
Glad you rose to the challenge!
Caught him saffron gas from my tank.
Sage advice, sir.
Oh, and you just HAD to get salty!
Let me just shichimi out of this coat and I’ll get started.
We’re in a tense sichuan.
Fall, on y’anise; hear, the angel food cake..
I wouldn’t put too much stock into these.
I’m gonna sumac for all the trouble he put me thru.
Tarragon again, stirring up stuff!
It’s a Thai game, you and me.
Now, I don’t want any truffle here.
When I first came Turmeric I didn’t know where to go first.
A lot of these puns are just vanilla.
Wasabi? What’s shakin’ these days?
Now rise, for the national xantham.
Is the writing on this wrapper for Double Bubble gum, arabic?
Hey! Put a kosher under that drink.
What tofu you think you’re doing here?
Amanatto one to nitpick, but…
Hummus a tune, will ya?
The US is in North Murukku.
I’m just trying to keep the peas here.
Any more bad puns and lima get angry!
Just the flax, ma’am.
Says who? Sesame!
Would you do me a fava?
Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder!
The ball went off-cider.
I advocaat for equal rights.
I plan to rum for president.
She’s just so Hpnotiq!
What’s the hold-up? Amaretto to go!
All these puns jumbie up my brain!
I think of ’em, and I postum.
I’d like to posset an idea to you.
Sake to me!
Soda story goes, that..
These puns are a punch to the gut.
I green tea these puns will make you loathe me.
This list is quite a cocktail of garbage.
I wish I hadn’t bread this list.
I’m a-dressing my letter to have these puns taken down.
I doubt I’ll ketchup to the end of the list.
I bet you pulled that right out your aioli.
These puns are just plain sloppy, joe!
My friend read these to me, and I custard out!
Peach me, I must be dreaming!
Syrup load these documents right away!
I want to sauce my own ears off after hearing these.
Some of these bear little sambal-ance to helpful uses.
Whoever wrote this is a real pesto.
Ban-anna from the group.
Mayo whoever made these, do thyme!
My favorite character from Voyager is Chipotle.
Don’t wine to me about it!
Someone has stollen MY puns!
You supply the cabbage, it’s a done dill.
Most of these are just stew-pid.
Hoosh ought JR?
I kadhi even think straight!
I’m afraid you just pisto the boss!
Some of these are soup-er; most, dough..
Like I knead your input!
Haven’t I toll you a bullion times?
Why, you pizza chit.
Don’t waffle around the issue.
I think I just fudged it all up.
Would you like s’more?
My favorite Star Wars character is Chebakia.
We’re all a little cookie around here.
That’s scone for the record books
You’re having a little too much bun.
I apple-eyed for the position.
Cherries the memories we shared.
I’m plum tired!
The Grape Train Robbery
Kiwi go now? This is getting tiresome.
Meze getting hungry, actually.
Chupe for the stars!
I think I see a leek in your dam list!
In zest, is when you pumpkin.
Booped him right in the Snert.
Oh, come now, you’re splitting peas.
I want to squash whoever came up with this list.
Ramen me not to listen to you ever again.
Lemon Dr. Pepper turned out to be a yakisoba.
She’s not pretty, but she does Bakewell.
You’re not fast enough! I’mma cashew!
Cheese-us!
Jamaican Patty embarassed.
You’re looking a bit pasty.
Don’t pecan me.
Shoo, fly!
There’s quite a few tarts at my school.
I know you don’t mean to Tourtière own horn..
Not necess-celery.
Corn-prende?
Wheatsa matter, chicken?
And just like that — crab-louie! It was gone.
Some of these puns are downright egg-centric.
The steaks are high.
The contestants are thai’d neck and neck.
I should club you.
Ham it up!
Horsehoe the one who made that one up?
Ice creamed aloud at some of these.
They’re caught in a jam, whoever is reading all these.
Lettuce pray they quit while they’re a head.
Whoever is hearing these read to them, put the reader in head lox.
My naan says we can’t, though.
Po’ Boy, what a lunatic!
He’s Reuben up against me.
A toast, to whoever has gotten this far!
She can’t even carry a tuna.
I don’t care, not even a tahini bit.
In queso emergency..
Keep away! These are nacho chips!
Snack pack to reality, oop, there goes gravity..
Hot dog, that was a good one.
Omelet that one slider, though.
I had to perform the Heimlich, else watch Artichoke.
Olive every pun on this list.
Miso tired of this list, you mein!
There’s not a sno ball’s chance in hell..
In the old days, Dad spanked our be-Heinz.
He’s a master of his Kraft.
Telling her these puns made my Mrs. Dash.
Telling him these puns made Jim Beam.
Butter up!
Honey, will you Murri me?
Parmesan, I need to get by.
Whisky away, to greater adventures..
I hate when he wedges puns into the convo.
That’s quite the scampi outfit you’re wearing.
Stirring this mush is grueling.
My favorite Trek character is played by Lawar Burton.
I poached him right in the arm for that remark.
*egg drop*
You’re really milking this for all you can.
We just got creamed out there, coach!
Why, you bass-curd!
Should I keep this list? No, junket.
Whey just a minute now!
Bing! You lose!
Ease up there, Broa!
Did you see her cracker knuckles?
Pumpernickel? I didn’t even know the girl, officer.
Just it cress you didn’t get that last one..
Mallow out, man!
I’m no worts for wear.
He sounds wurst, though.
You canola sit and weep!
I didn’t realize I’d kumquat so far..
Oil get you back for these.

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Masterlist of Examples Pronouncing “Oh” Versus Zero

A friend whose first language isn’t English, recently asked why some people say “oh” instead of zero, when speaking a certain numbers, and I decided to make a list of the circumstances of this nature. This is a list of ones I’ve thought up off the top of my head, and I’ll add to them as I come across more =)

When the zero is pronounced “oh”
“867-5309” from the Jenny song
Hawaii 5-0 (TV show)
“The 405” (an interstate in California)
Beverly Hills 90210 (TV show)
007, (“double-oh”) James Bond’s agent number
Chemistry 101 (stereotypical university class-numbering systems)
Levi’s 501 Blues (old American TV commercial)
5:05 PM / “oh-eight-hundred” (reciting the time of day)
1904 (reciting the year)

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Tom Swifty Tuesday: May 2018 Week 1

“I weep for your chickens out in this cold,” Tom cried foul.

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