Another Interview, another inspiring woman. Rebecca aka Bonks is a writer and narrative designer. She has worked on Mutant Football League and is the creator and writer of Shero and Vex, a free webcomic. As you may know from the latest article on here she also writes for SugarGamers and approached me for an Interview. She lives in Chicago with her husband and is an overall bad ass woman. Let’s hear her Halo story. Enjoy!
1. When did you start playing Halo?
Right at the start of the party with CE when it came out.
2. If you could choose to be one character of the Halo universe, who would you be?
First one that comes to mind is Veronica Dare. Her position in intelligence is often a thankless one, and it can make it hard for her to maintain friendships, I relate to that hahaha. She also gets to torture Buck and yet he still puts out, what a trooper. However, she’s earned her authority by making the unpopular decisions no one wants to make. She has to have a lot of faith and trust in herself, I definitely could afford a little more self confidence.
3. Do you have a favorite Halo quote?
One that sticks out comes from Jun, he’ll say it to you when you’re idol. „I kill the enemy, but do not hate them.“ It’s a damn fine quote for something that is essentially filler, also made me fall for him hard. Actually, my husband and I both love that quote. My husband is a retired marine who saw combat in Iraq and can relate to this quote on a very personal level. As a someone who has written for games, I really appreciate this line, there is clear evidence of research and dedication to the character’s persona.
4. What do you love most about Halo?
The universe is expansive and for the most part maintains good continuity. The game play is as addictive as the lore. Also, the female Spartans never suffered anything that included boob cups, crop top armor or panty lines. The armor for the women was always legit, right from the start. Halo also recognized the importance of women in the franchise early on.
5. What do you hate most about Halo?
The competitive scene could use a little work. I really enjoy watching Halo eSports, but there is still a startling lack of female presence and as we know from you lovely Lena, there’s plenty of us ladies who love the franchise. I’m tired of competitive players trashing casuals and I’m tired of the overall gate keeping and elitism that comes with the scene. I want Halo eSports to be big again, but that requires the whole community to look in the mirror and ask serious questions no one wants to ask. I mean I’ll ask them, but I get often get eyerolls and brushoffs.
6. How would you rate your skills in Halo? (1-10)
Pffft, back before I had bills to pay, eight (that would be around Halo 2). Nowadays, a five. I can break even on my KDA MOST of the time. I am one hell of a flag runner though, I would also say I’m a damn good warthog driver.
7. What is your favorite Halo game?
Game play wise, gonna have to go with Halo 2, those were the days when I was an unstoppable monster. Campaign goes to ODST, it’s the only game that reminds you of the human element you’re fighting for.
8. What do you prefer? Campaign or multiplayer?
Multiplayer, there are several campaign missions I will insist my husband does for me because I don’t have the patience. I do love watching him play, he’s very thorough, grabs all the skulls and files.
9. Which games besides Halo do you play?
Call of freaking Duty, yeah, yeah, sue me. I love it, I LOVE IT. Unlike Halo, I don’t care about my stats on COD so I can just be a complete ding dong. It’s good when I’m waiting for the next Halo game. I would call COD my side piece game. The SSX franchise has always been a favorite of mine, incredibly cool soundtrack and I can break dance on a snowboard.
10. If you had to endure one level of any Halo game in real life, which one would it be and why?
Nightfall, mainly just to hang with Jun and watch him work his magic and talk his mess. Honestly that whole team is awesome, I would definitely derail that mission so we could hang out and talk sh*t.
Thank you Rebecca!