Hello everyone, and welcome to Halo Spotlight. This piece is a content creator Q&A. As the name implies, we have a sit down with a Halo content creator and ask some questions.
In this Content Creator Q&A we’re spoke to Lovable Halo Addiction, a Halo content creator that’s a bit different than the rest. Lovable Halo Addiction focuses on sharing his experiences of being a Halo fan with the world, via different social media outlets.
This Q&A was done via Discord, so if you’d like to hear the full audio version of this Q&A, you can do so on our YouTube channel or at the end of this piece.
The Writing Spartan asked Lovable Halo Addiction some questions. You can find the answers below, so please enjoy.
Question: For those who don’t know, what exactly is Lovable Halo Addiction?
It’s a lot of things personally. For me it’s just something that I wanted to do for Halo photography, and it just blew up into something completely different. I used to do Halo photography back in like 2007 when Halo 3 came out.
I kind of forgot about that, that was my high school years. I was like “You know what, let me just try and find my old Halo 3 files” this was before bungie.net got taken down completely. I was like “let me get all my files that I’ve taken years upon years ago and upload them to Instagram.”
I realised It was just so much more with Halo, and it turned into Lovable Halo Addiction, which is pretty interesting. For me Halo Addiction is like a saying. It’s supposed to be the concept of Addiction but with Halo, it’s a healthy addiction.
Besides the Halo photography, I’ve always been an avid Halo collector. Anything to do with Halo is just Halo Addiction, that’s what it comes down to. That’s Lovable Halo Addiction in a nutshell.
Question: With Facebook becoming harder and harder to grow on over the years, what has Lovable Halo Addiction done differently to stand out?
I mean for me personally, I usually do the typical post daily content. I try to share my work to Facebook groups as much as I can. Some admins like that, some people say it’s self promotion.
For me I don’t try to worry to much about my growth, I worry more about my content when it comes to stuff like that. I’ve met a lot of amazing Halo fans on Facebook that do appreciate my work.
Some kid messaged me the other week and told me that my work kinda “sparked his childhood again”, that’s his exact words. I found (that) inspiring. I’m just happy that I do inspire people with the work I come out with, and it makes me feel a bit better about myself.
Question: Are there any new types of content you’d like to create for Lovable Halo Addiction?
I have a lot of content that I want to work on. For example, I’ve made a Twitch account recently for Lovable Halo Addiction. I haven’t streamed yet, but I’m gonna be doing giveaways for that. I’m gonna be doing a lot of stuff when it comes to Twitch.
Anything you can think of for Twitch I’ll probably be doing it. If you’re listening to this feel free to follow it. Besides that, I have a 2nd YouTube channel. I’ve been YouTubing for about 6 years. It’s not as active as I used to be, but I still release content from time to time.
I’ve always wanted to make Machinimas all my life. I’ve always been inspired by Machinima type content ever since I watched Arby n the Chief back when I was in high school. I remember in high school I would write these ideas…..but I didn’t know how to edit videos back then.
Now I do, I know how to make some form of Machinima. I’ve made some in the past and they’ve never really got much traction, because I realise that my main YouTube channel is sporadic, and I just want to have a channel dedicated to just one (type of) YouTube content, and that’s Halo.
But it’s not going to be just Machinima type work. Over the summer I’ve been planning out what I’m going to be doing for this YouTube channel and it’s basically going to be a lot of things.
I just want (to) do everything with Halo, from photography videos, Machinima, my collection. I’m trying to do it all in this one YouTube channel and I just hope that people will just, you know, be a part of this experience.
I’ll be like looking for body actors, voice actors. I’m gonna be looking for it all because I’m going to be needing all the help I can get, but then again I know how to do the separate content I’ve done in the past.
All it comes down to is taking that first step, but the first step is probably the hardest for me because I’ve made content in the past, but when I always flip a new page, it’s just different for me because, I don’t know, it’s it’s hard to describe.
I’m just trying to say that it comes down to like what I’m going to have to do first. Because I have so (many) ideas that I’ve written in that book. I basically spent my whole summer just writing down ideas for this YouTube channel and I just don’t know what the first step is going to be.
It’s going to happen, I just don’t know when and I just hope people will be there when it happens because I’m going to try to do as much content as possible, not force content.
Every video I’m going to come out with is going to be with love and it’s going to have heart in it, but it’s just going to come down to what I’m gonna start with first.
Question: What’s your favourite part of Lovable Halo Addiction?
I think personally, my favourite part of Lovable Halo Addiction is probably just filming and making memories with people.
I’ve met so many amazing people in my journey and what I wanted to do for a Lovable Halo Addiction, besides just make typical Halo content, is look back at all the people that I miss.
We’ve all played with players of Halo years ago. There’s people that played on like Halo 3 and Reach that are no more and I could like name them off the top of my head and I know they’re gone. I don’t know what happened to them, but I’m gonna say they’re missing in action.
For me, like I wish I’ll see them one day and I want to make new Halo memories. And that’s why I’m finding a lot of new people to make these memories with. I’ve joined a few communities in a way and made some really cool new memories for like last year and this year.
There’s a one community that’s been like putting up with my nerdiness in my Halo photography and my Halo videos was a group called Spartan War Games.
My one friend who’s a part of that community, I’ve been friends with him since Halo 3 actually, which is pretty crazy ’cause we’ve only found out recently that he knew me ’cause I had like 12 gamertags back in the day.
What’s funny was this gamertag I had, I’m not trying to sound like the cats meow ’cause that sounds really cringy, but I used to be like the cat’s meow back in Halo 3 ’cause I used to host customs all the time, like Halo 3 customs and the fact that people would wait.
I never knew this happen until someone actually told me this recently. This one kid told me like on Facebook, “yeah dude, I remember waiting for your customs. Me and my friend would just wait in this lobby and whenever there was an opening we would join.”
I’m like wow, you’re taking me back. I used to go by like this gamertag of Unlucky charms actually, and that was like my gamertag and I used to have like so many amazing memories as Unlucky Charms.
It was crazy. That kid that I met on Halo 3, he found out I was actually on Lucky Charms. So we’ve been friends for like maybe 14 years now and we’re still playing and I’m still part of this community and it’s just phenomenal.
I’m just shocked like how long it’s been and we’re still playing like the same Halo customs that’s been out for over 14 years, and I think that’s what I love about Lovable Halo Addiction is the fact that I’m making these memories still.
I’m making new memories, and that I’m still preserving him and still like tributing the people I used to play with. The fact that I I get these old pictures. I’ve gone from bungie.net and look at all these kids that are gone now, but they still live on on my Instagram and my Facebook, because I’ll make tributes to them.
Question: Where should everyone go to see content from Lovable Halo Addiction?
The thing about Lovable Halo Addiction is you can find me kind of anywhere. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok sad to say. You can find me on Twitch, Twitter. Anything that really has a social media, I’m probably just there. Just search up Lovable Halo Addiction.
Yeah, it’s just I’m trying to like reach out to the Halo community as much as possible. What people don’t realize is that little if you see a little corgi with a little Halo helmet and a needle, that’s Lovable Halo Addiction.
I don’t know if people like take my work and posted elsewhere. I’ve seen my work pop up on like random Facebook groups, like that’s not from my page, which I’m OK with to be honest. I always like when people tag me and credit me, of course.
What people don’t really realize is that that Corgi actually has more of, like a significance that people don’t realize. That was my dog back in the day. She passed away back in like 2019 and that’s right when I started doing Lovable Halo Addiction and I basically switched the character.
My logo was originally just a Halo helmet with a needle and then after she passed away I did that in her tribute. This really nice kid on Instagram, his name’s like Spartan 403. I could be wrong. There’s like 50 Spartans. He was really nice and made this fanart of her.
A huge thank you to Lovable Halo Addiction for talking with The Writing Spartan. A reminder that this written Q&A is only a bite sized version of the full interview. We really recommend checking out the full Q&A below.
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