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Monday, 21 December 2009

T.F.S Part 9 information

Hello fans,

Now don't get me wrong - 99% of people love the episode, but we have been getting quite a few mixed reviews from OLD fans of the series. This could be the form it took from episode 6 when we took a new look on the series and some of the older fans enjoyed the style of the original 3 - 5. BUT, this episode was to try and get more indepth with the characters, introduce a few more to make it interesting, and we did our best to add the battle at the end, which wasn't intended in going in this episode.

A lot of people are saying it's cheesy, but the characters are suppose to symbolise something greater. They are suppose to be different from the norm, and so tried to add this feeling with the music, which gets mis-interpretated from 'Emotional' to 'Cheesy'.

With such information me and my brother are no longer going to try and please everyone. It seems in all our efforts, we try to do war, some people don't like, we try to add characters and story, and some people don't like.

So we are going to make the remaining episode(s) in the way in which WE want to.

We spent a lot of hours creating that episode and some people are just not happy to enjoy what we did. As a Director who creates movies to entertain, this can be a blow, but, with the idea's we had originally we are going to proceed with what we planned originally, and as we know we can't win everyone over, it's going to be done in the style we want and how WE think T.F.S Should be.

We will start work on Part 9 in the new year and I am greatful for all those fans that have watched my episode for what it is, and have appreciated everything you've seen.

I do hope that people start to see it for what it is as we are not going to change it for you. We are making the episodes how we want them to be, and if you so happen to like them, so be it.

But I am thankful of those of you that still accept what we release and get indepth with our story and characters.

Again thank you to all of you that helped make this a success, as this is what it is in my opinion.

Kind Regards
Darknal

94 comments:

Brad said...

i know from experiance (Not as much as yours) that making machinima is hard.
No matter what people say The Forgotten Spartans is truly a work of art, and you'r one of the best directers there is

chrisnepts said...

Well, as long as your happy, and everyone at thake is happy with it, then its fine with me :)

Anonymous said...

to me the new characters the music and so on was realy great darknal.espacielly with cosmic when he went elsewhere that was fockin great...

Anonymous said...

good for you Darknal. It is your series and you can do what you want with it. I'm glad people are getting the chance to learn that they can't always get what they want.

PixelTeamProductions said...

Hey Darknal, It's DG TKO157 from Pixel-Team Productions here again.

I know making machinima is difficult, believe me, our seires is reaching it's 5th episode and I'm planning on ending it with a bang. But enough about that.

Now I lnow what it's like to be criticized, I'm an Art Student so I have to put up with it, and everyone's entitled to their opinion. Sometimes they can bring you down, but most of the time they're good.

Seeing the effort you've put into the series I can tell you that you really know how to tell a great story and create some original characters.

So regardless of what people say, The Forgotten Spartans is a story to remember.

So Keep up the good work and best of luck with the next episode.

Kind Regards
DG TKO157

Anonymous said...

some of your fans are expecting too much.
first, they want more action. then, they want more story line. then its too cheesey. its laughable!
T.F.S is the best because you made it so, not your (so called) "fans".

Zionoth said...

who ever said that your movie was cheesy or anything else is probably a druggy that doesnt wouldn't know a good movie if hit him in the face.
Peace out Dark
Zionoth


ps i left you a message on you tube about being an extra did you see it?

Anonymous said...

To be quite honest if poeple think they can control what other poeple do then that is just bang out of order. You should decide as to what you do not someone else who thinks they can. Thank you for posting this to let those dickheads know YOUR in charge and no one else.

Anonymous said...

WTF ...people that don't respec the making from a movie of halo 3 machinima is going to get a slap in the face with my hand's.
Darknal.....your work is more and more pro than the other you came with idee's that none ot the other will make....rember that people says it bad .....thos guys are jealous.....
bud i can't wait for the next part

Greeting Sparthan-t81 from 405th.com/forums team
and greeting to all the fans on the Forums of or team keep up the good work don't give up

Zack said...

The "old fans" who refuse to like the new episodes are ignorant. I've seen the same thing with the Dark Knight movie. The "old fans" are mad because more people love the new episodes for there epic battles but don't like the old episodes because they are more about story. So the "old fans" think the opposite of the new fans. Good for you Darknal! I can't wait what you and your brother have for us next!


One of many Fans:
Zack

Doppleganger said...

I am a fan of you, Darknal. Don't care what the HELL you want I am just going to sit and enjoy. You've got my allegiance.

Anonymous said...

What made you think of writing this? 99% love the show remember. Screw the other percentage.

EliteMassa said...

personally, I have been a fan ever since the start of TFS and I think you are doing great, so good for taking charge like that and don't listen to those cockmunching critics! cheers!

Anonymous said...

really great episode darknal the build up always gets my adrenaline rushing all the excitement new people wider range of a storyline it just gets better and better your way of thinking is so unpredictable just gets my head spinning

progunnerboi said...

Its not even easy to make such a show but not bad keep it up

Anonymous said...

hey darknal dont let those jerks that say its cheesy get to u like im really with what pixel said, ppl have their opinion and yes it can bring u down, just gatta make want u want and ignore the 1% of ppl that dont like cuz its only 1%, and if ppl dont like what u made they can go suck it cuz really TFS is just amazing,the best machinima ever

Irish Machinima said...

dont let those fucking critics get ya down they like to rip on other videos because they dont get there way but those 1% of so called fans can suck a dick and try and make a machinima such as yours congrats for the episode speak to ya soon.

Karl.

Anonymous said...

I literally said pwnage out loud at the end. That was awesome and well done Darknal. Forget those people that dont like it, they just cant tell what an awesome story it is that you are making. Once again, awesome fucking job bru! worth the wait!

Vurtax said...

An xbox live friend introduced me to the forgotten spartans (Dave the Ninjar from the old forums) And i've loved every episode. Heck I'd say some of the more story driven episodes are the better, thats probably why part 4 and part 8 are two of my favorite parts to the series. Don't get me wrong I love all of them so god damn much, just those are the ones who were polished a little brighter.

Also i understand how hard bad criticism hits when you worked hard on something, i really do, but also understand that these are probably little kids who either post on the video just to try to make it look bad or are such complainers for even some of the best quality entertainment for free

EliteMassa said...

@ vurtax: amen to that!

Doppleganger said...

Apparently people don't appreciate your hard work. But don't sweat it; didn't you recieve ausome criticism from a bunch of prominent websites? That is good enough right? Besides you got us fans that believe and will stick with you till the end.

Joey125 said...

Hey Darknal.
Your Machinima is great and I guess people don't really know what it is like creating such a hard series.
I think T.F.S. is a great series and I wish you good luck. Keep it up Darknal.

rubymaster45 said...

Nothing is perfect darknal. Nothing is perfect....

Anonymous said...

im one of the criticisers... lol

Narutouchwa said...

Darknal who cares about what other people thik they can suck it they know nothing about making machinima's.I think you have one of the best machinima's out there so i cant wait until Part 9 comes out
Happy Holidays
narutouchwa from Youtube

Doppleganger said...

I like The Maid film you made alongwith Iron Mike Darknal. The Maid Film had a good twist ending.

Anonymous said...

lol im done wwith this series... its too cheeeyy lol

Anonymous said...

darknal the forgotten spartans is an awesome machinima and they way you present it really makes it perfections and those asswipes that didn't like it can go fuck themselfs your rock darknal peace out man

Anonymous said...

ohya hey ya all you guys that didnt like darknals hard work you know why you didn't like it because you were to busy banging your dogs hardcore last knight and your dogs are asamed of you and grossed out bitches darknal work really fricking hard and the lest you can do is say i appriate the hard work but you guys are to busy sitting in your rooms touching your penises to say that you inconsedrate bastards darknal that was the best clip ever you rock the whole fucking world i love the forgotten spartans and i appreatite your hard work kind regards

Lolol darknal is cheesy said...

lol i hate this series its too cheesy. i mean conan shudnt have died, wat a stupid idea lollolol, im the one 1% of the people who said it was cheesy lol, and conan is alive so its not bad. and stop telling me that im so mean cuz i think its cheesy, lol. and u guys r just goodie goodies

Nicholas said...

Darknal those are not fans that said it was cheezy it was a bunch of no lifes sitting in front of a computer that have no girlfriend because all they do is live in their parents basement and they are probably like 30 years old don't listen to them.

Chris said...

I am not a fanboy at any means. Nor am I one to come onto a comment board and start nonsense over nothing by writing antagonizing comments. However, i do respect the amount of work and effort that people put into this kind of "project". So on behalf of all of us who enjoy good quality entertainment thank you Darknal and keep doing what you are good at. I sure as Hell couldn't do it haha.

Board meetings are impotant so listen said...

Okay listen up all of you goodie-goodies; Darknal's work is great except at times the "emotional" touch in forgotten spartans gets turned into cheesy because isn't it supposed to be about a war, not about relationships? It's a good idea and I'm not saying it's cheesy right now but if it continues that way the emotional effect WILL be cheesy.
If you guys have noticed, Cosmic held Darknal back when he wanted to search for Conan so why did he care so much in this episode?

John said...

good. the episodes will get better. dont aim to please, aim to win.

Anonymous said...

Keep it up Darknal, just ignore the pr**ks

Doppleganger said...

Enough from the faggots! Cheesy is to weak to describe the effort and hard work put in to this. Chris Thake's exertion in this show used to mean he wanted us to be happy -- pleased as he said. What the hell is wrong with you people saying this is not cool who gives a shit if it has emotional scenes. Of course Conan may have died. Darknal may have planned this out and Conan's death was probably a way to build up suspension for future times. I do not believe Conan died in vain but as a man of WAR.

Anonymous said...

While I certainly enjoy any of your work Darknal, I have to admit T.F.S part 9 was a little underwhelming. The fight scenes were great, choreography was great and all, but in my opinion it felt anything but a 'story' driven episode. I feel that the focus has been taken off the original characters and spread out over too wide a cast of characters that some of us in the audience can neither relate to nor necessarily care about.
I can totally understand the desire to have a larger cast of characters, it generally adds to the epic feel of the whole thing, and it does, however there is a very fine line between 'epic' and just having too many characters.

And the end of the day, it's your machinma and there's no way any of us can ever match what you have done in T.F.S. This is just some constructive(hopefully) feedback on my part.

Thongger

Doppleganger said...

This is unique stuff right here! TFS is brilliant and really complex. Darknal, I like the way you think.

Anonymous said...

The "learn other charakters idea" is great, but I THINK that many of the fans wants their "Little Adventure Squad" back, Cosmic, Conan and Darknal. I enyoyed when they were travelling around and discovered new planets (Halo Maps). It became more EPIC and its much better than look at small wars between Elites and Spartans. Part 7 was great but the small war at part 8 couldn't compare to the great war in part 7. Thats my OPINION. But I am sure we will see them again when they are gonna find Conan or something, right?

Hark films said...

I have made many machinimas in my time, atleast over 40-45, I have gotten so many good reviews, but the machinima making is extremely painful when it comes to all the f*cking noobs who won't listen to me while I direct the Machinima. I finally got the angles down, but how do you get so many people to listen to you? Otherwise get back to me if you can, my email is xxxjon619xxx@aol.com and absolutely f*cking excellent job on the Forgotten Spartans series i saw them the day each one came out. Till, again.
-Hark Films.

Darknal said...

@ anonymous above Hack films. When fans of the series speak how you do, I am more likely to answer. Yes many fans did enjoy the focus around the squad and the three of them. Part 7 and 8's wars (Part 9 also) is all part of this section in the series. Nothing says it doesn't go back to the focus of Darknal and Cosmic (Conan) but in order for that to happen, the story is at war at this precise time.

I understand you enjoyed the squad and by all means Part 7 was actually a smaller battle than 8's but the way the battle happened in 7 makes it look bigger.

Part 9 is goint to be another war, but you have to understand it's all part of the bigger picture. It's only like 3 episodes of war, compared to the 6 episodes based around the characters. People can't complain when the story isn't even finished yet.

Think of the whole thing as a movie. Thats episode 1 - 8 in one whole go. So is the whole movie ruined because there was a section of war in there? No, if you were to watch it from start to finish, the squad still exists, and the squad had it's section.

The story will end up going somewhere else, which some will hate, and some will love, but as a WHOLE, the movie has something for everyone, and fans need to understand this.

Thanks
Regards
Darknal

Anonymous said...

Great work Darknal best machima known to man keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Darknal. Its me again, Anonymous above Hack films:
Thanks for the answer, Dont get me wrong about the "critics" I gave you, I just wanted to get a answer on were the storyline were heading... and now I know :). Thanks again and I think your plans are brilliant so dont get affected by critics from fans, follow the storyline!
- I also have to clap my hands for the camera work and choise of music, a Halo "Movie" cant work without "Halo Music".

sethmcfalin said...

hey do the capture cards work for ps3 or are there ones made for ps3? just wondering

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Anonymous said...

hey you the guy who has the name darknal is cheesy go fuck your mom you fucked up dick licker you dont like the forgotten spartans because you were to busy sucking your dick and humping your couch and boyfriend you dip shit darknal the guys that didnt like the tfs gay fucking assholes that don't know the diffrence between a guy and a girl so they bang them both and wonder if they will get a prize for it and s you guys who are the critsizers just because you don;t like this series dosent mean you have to comment on it like its obisous that you have no life and you like to blow each one and other anyways your awsome darknal and these critsiser piss me off and i appreciate your hard work and all the people that liked the tfs are awsome to

HarkFilms said...

@ Anonymous above me comment with all the language.
What .. the ... f*ck is wrong with you? If you want to comment like that just don't no one wants to hear your opinion.... Sorry for the language Darknal, and anyways dude if you don't like the series and is commenting on this page ur the one without the life actually taking the time to post such retarded comments..

-HarkFilms

Anonymous said...

HOLY FUCK WHAT THE HELL IF PEOPLE THINK EPISODE 8 IS CHEESY GO TO HELL AND FUCK YOURSELF I LOVE TFS NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE SAY OMFG

mac said...

I have watched all your episodes from the beginning, and I loved this one. I am a person who loves a balance between battles and in depth stories. In fact this last episode helped inspire me for my first upcoming machinima. Keep up the good work!

-Twodudesjustbored Inc.

mac said...

p.s. I forgot to mention that when the characters watched Conan fight and die, it was possibly the most epic moment in this entire series... at least to me

HarkFilms said...

I agree with mac above me; as they watched Conan die from another angle from T.F.S. Part 3, it had to have been a pretty sad, dramatic, and epic scene. Probably one of the most (if not the most) epic moments of T.F.S. so far.


-HarkFilms

moviekid443 said...

Ive been watching this series since the beginning and you never disappointed me. This series is the best!

moviekid443 said...

T.S.F. gave me ideas on my machinima movie 'War'. The first part isn't great but I'm gonna try to make it epic.

Anonymous said...

Lol, shuddup person who said all that stuff to me and hark films is such a fag... lol i mean u sound like a 6 year old girl even through the internet. lol

Lolol Darknal is cheesy said...

^^^^that was me

Perciboi said...

One of my friends is making a Machinima and its called The Wanted Marine the name reminds him of TFS very easily . For Those of you that don't get it i'll tell you.
Forggoten=Nobody knows them
Wanted=His Wanted by Elites

Marine=In the Navy
Spartan=Halo Spartan

He Told me its ment to be a Guy whos wanted for Commiting Crime, well only to elites.

Pablo ( A loyal fan) said...

I think that is very difficult to do what you´ve done and in my opinion you are doing it better than incredible. I´ve enoyed all the parts and all of then were awesome

sethmcfalin said...

Now don't get me wrong, T.F.S is a wonderful series and is very dramatic and generally kick/bad-ass but am I the only one who thinks that some some people are just being kissasses? Btw, the part when conan's memory or whatever said 'avenge me' to cosmic just made me laugh, of all the things to have in a machinama.. whatever, it just took away form it all some how with it's... cheesiness (oh yes, I did just go there!), I don't know, maybe I'm just being an asshole but that's just me and I'm sure I'll get a lot of crap for this comment.

Anonymous said...

Having watched all the episodes, it is nice to see the characters and form of the films evolve. Of course some people want the series to stay true to its roots, but evolution is natural as you learn as you go, and IMPROVE.

I haven't seen better large battles in machinima better than the FS series. The classical music is a nice touch and only adds to the emotive feel of the films, which is in keeping with the Halo universe as a whole.

I for one await episode 9 with baited breath and respect the direction that you and your brother want to take it. Afterall, it's YOUR baby, we are just here to enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

you are the best directer for about ten years to come.
first im glad you brought back characters,added new ones, and came back with a great season.
5/5
also ill remember this line 4ever
"more Spartans will come, and finish this fight."
i would like to know how you did those battle scenes so carefully.

Anonymous said...

So when is part 9 going to be filmed?

Night Hawk said...

Darknal i have been a fan of your machinima ever since day 1. I have been watching ever since i got xbox live around a year and a half ago. In mine and in millions of peoples opinions your team is the greatest productions team around. Whatever you do with the series know that you will always have my attention for your films. Good Luck with your series.

Xbl Gamertag: RoG Night Hawk
samjohnson947@gmail.com

P.s. How many episodes do you plan for.
p.s.s. after T.F.S do you paln on any other Machinima Projects.

(Please Reply)

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah sure Darknal. Keep all the information to yourself. Don't tell us JUST FUCKING IGNORE!! Let's see what kind of attention this gets.

Night Hawk said...

Hey get off his ass man. if he doesnt want to answer he doesnt have to. this is his blogspot not yours so STFU and get off his ass.

no wonder you put your name as "anonymous" your scared shitless that he'll take you off if he knew what your name was.

I got your back Darknal.

Anonymous said...

I SAY WHAT EVER THE FUCK I WANT YOU COCK SUCKER! THIS DOESN'T CONCERN YOUR BALLS, FUCK OFF!! I KNOW GOD DAMN FUCKING WELL THIS ISNT MINE BUT ITS MY MOTHER FUCKING INTERNET!!!! SO GET OFF YOUR ASS AND GO BUG SOMEBODY ELSES COMMENTS!!

Darknal said...

Hello, I read everything. Fact is, there is no information yet. As soon as I know, you'll know. Just relax. Enjoy some other machinima's for a while :) Peace.

Darknal said...

Lol, im a fucking brittanic retard who speaks in edjcated words and I like to make cheesy Machinimas because I'm Spartan 101Fagget and ya, i dont update my blog in a month. And for unother thing, i make people suck up to me beacause i put sad stuff on my blog and for all of those people who are being kissases out there... suck my dick cuz its the only one that ul (females) will ever see so peace and watever the fuck he calls it...
Kind reguards
Ps im a vagina licking douchebag
Peace :)

sethmcfalin said...

wtf is wrong with u? seriously, i hate kissasses and there are a few things wrong with the series but y would u even be on this site if u hate Darknal and his machinimas, this is a blog, not a deushstorm, so if u would kindly go fuck urself and never come out of ur little hidey hole again (even on the internet) that would be great.

sethmcfalin said...

oh and by the way it is NOT ur bloody internet! (just to be clear)

Anonymous said...

Well said.

chrisnepts said...

Jesus Christ, leave Darknal alone you bunch of pricks. Hes having a break like majority of us machinima directors are over the holidays! Maybe he wants to spend time with his family and friends instead of sitting on their fat arse all day long refreshing darknal's blog constantly on Christmas day and over new years awaiting some form of update. Just leave him alone, and give him time, a script and hours worth of editing don't just make them selfs you know, they take time!

PS - Darknal hope you enjoy the file i sent you ! :)

Doppleganger said...

STAY OFF THIS WEBSITE FAGGOTS!! You fucking wannabes are jealous of true art created by Chris Thake.

Anonymous said...

To be honest if people want to see more of these machinimas then why don't they try and make one yourself. It's not easy, so stop fucking asking Darknal to make a new episode. And as chrisnepts said he's having a break to spend some well deserved time with his family, can't any of you respect that? Because I can.

Luke said...

when is part 9 coming out there have been no messedges on blog or facebook since this one.

sethmcfalin said...

^ prbly not for at least 3-4 months but i dunno, darknal's got his schedule, even if he doesn't have a life

Doppleganger said...

I propose you impose these ungratful punks a penalty: postpone Part 9 until they learn patience and respect. Only a suggestion.

Hark Films said...

Darknal I'm sorry I have to agree with some people... Conan's Master Chief's brother? 2-4 New characters in T.F.S. part 7-8? I did like 4-5 because they explained how it all happened. I realize you are building upon the story itself; but I personally think it lacks the story you first came up with. Again, just an opinion. Sorry for the criticism.. secondly, I really hope the last episode or last two episode you make have a massive battle like this one, but only to start or finish the episode.. in between you should have a greater storyline as T.F.S. 1-3 did. Just a suggestion, excellent job on the masking btw Darknal. Is Adobe After Effects easy? I use Sony Vegas 9 its pretty challenging..

-HarkFilms

sethmcfalin said...

by the way: to all u ppl taking me srsly it was a joke, i fully understand and respect the fact that darknal has a life and there was no offense intended

Doppleganger said...

I totally agree (with hark) put Librius in this battle.

HarkFilms said...

=D

sethmcfalin said...

wasn't Librius that lead elite? if so that would be awesome and give him a grav hammer and a needler or something

Night Hawk said...

hey darknal
i was rewatching the episodes when i thought of an idea for you. once you finish the T.F.S. series, maybe you could talk to some bungie members and try to have a game and campaign created. I think everyone on this blog would love to play the lifes of the characters.
BIG $'s. Just a thought
What do u think?

-Night Hawk

comik300 said...

night hawk. as awesome as that would be, it is highly unrealistic. bungie has their own games and not enough time for something like that. although i do agree we would all love that

Night Hawk said...

yea i know it sounds quite a bit far fechted.

But no harm in trying.

-NH

Night Hawk said...

if anyone would check out this blog it would be greatly appreciated

http://nighthawksreview.blogspot.com/

thanks
-NH

Anonymous said...

what are you guys talking about part 9 is it out

sethmcfalin said...

^uum, no it's not, he was talking about people saying part 8 was cheesy and that part 9 would probably be similar to part 8

Anonymous said...

Part 9 will be better because Darknal is doing what he wants to do, not what other people want him to do.

Anonymous said...

i love the story so far. i especially love the battle in part 3,7,and 8. although other people hate the new characters, i think they put alot more action in the film. my suggestion is to put awsome battle situations in part 9 when it comes out. can't wait for t.f.s. part 9 to come out. it's gonna rock all the other halo 3 series.

Anonymous said...

My favourite episodes have been the ones involving the big battles. Whilst I enjoyed the first 3 episodes for the storyline, the later episodes with the big battles combining with the storyline have made it that much more interesting and entertaining to watch in my opinion. Anyway, you've been doing a great job, and I look forward to the eventual release of episode 9

Darknal said...

Incorrect: People have mistaken Part 8 to be cheesy when it fact it was emotional character driven, and that as people can't see this I am taking away that for Part 9 and going back to how I would want to watch the episode myself.

Me and my brother are doing Part 9 our way. If people don't like it, it's their problem.

I started this series because I enjoyed Halo and film making, I will continue this series to please myself, no-one else, but those who also enjoy it are welcome to follow it. Those who arn't impressed with the obvious different league from other Machinima's, it doesn't matter, coz I'm not interested whether people don't like it. I'm interested that I like it and that's all that matters.

John said...

John um

Halo Halo Halo

well you are good at this but work on it a little more please its kind of boreing too boreing no efence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hey darknal i am about to get xbox live and i love T.F.S if you have any empty spots or want to add a new character just tell me my name is bubba so look me up ok.
regards,
bubba

Anonymous said...

i love episode 7 and 8 the wars are great i also like how you add new carecters its not like these are just random ppl just coming out randomly.t.f.s is a great storyline there are a couple errors with it but thers more good than bad.i was wondering who the red spartan was at the big battle at episode 8 because hes fucking awsome.

the thing i really wannna say is you have enough carecters you need to talk more about those carecters because i dont know anything about kootra or fenaro and that red commander.we know enough about darknal and cosmic and conan (if conan is alive) atleast i think unless you wanna get more in depth with them but like i said i wamnna know more abbout kootra and fenaro and the red spartan guy.thats my only problem with fts.

if you keep adding carecters there will be to many storylines and you will have to explain them all.