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Over two years ago I put together a screenshot compilation at my other website, Hawty McBloggy. After dipping into Bungie.net’s file system for the first time, I discovered so many gems that I couldn’t stop myself from posting all of them. That solitary article didn’t satisfy my craving for incredible screenshots however, so I created an entire website devoted just to them. Since then I have shared stunning, hilarious, amazing, and some flat out weird images, all taken within the Halo 3 engine. It is that very passion that has led me to a new path, one that will officially close the doors of H3SS. I have accepted a community management position within 343 Industries, and one of the things I’m so incredibly excited about is continuing to share your work. I’ll still be doing what I’ve always done here, it will simply be at Halo Waypoint instead. The archives will stay intact, at least for the time being, and I will let you know when I’m fully transitioned so you can check out super awesome screenshots over at the new digs. Until then, I will continue updating here. Please go read my Hawty McBloggy website announcement for additional details, and thank you for spending a small part of your day here with me. I appreciate it. More than you know. <3

Hawty McBloggy Website Announcement

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  1. Dear Angel

    I just want you to know how much you, and this website means to me. This website has allowed me to meet people whom I never thought I’d even get the chance to talk to. I’ve really met some great people here, one of them being you of course. You managed to bring so many wonderful people here, and so many spectacular screenshots!

    I’ve told you this before, but you really do have an eye for screenshots! You refuse to believe me, but it’s true Angel!

    I’m really going to miss seeing you around here, and hawtymcbloggy, but I know you’ll be brilliant at your job at 343i. You were always there for me whenever I need someone to talk to, and whenever I had an idea pop into my head.

    You were never short of kind to me and everyone else around you. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say best of luck at your job! I know you’ll be brilliant!

    I think it’s wonderful that you are moving on, and that you are heading out to seattle, but we will seriously miss you around here!

    Have an amazing time in Seattle Angel! You really are those brilliant girl on Halo! Ha, and even though we didn’t get too many chances to play Halo together, that’s alright. I know you were busy! I’m lucky just to have played a few games with you. I hope I can get the chance to play Halo: Reach with you in the future, but if not it’s okay!

    Have an amazing time in Seattle, at 343i, and live a brilliant life!

    I hope to see you at PAX 2011!

    Sincerely

    John Rockefeller

    <3

    :')

    • I may be moving on, but it’s simply to a different website. I’ll still be around, more than ever, and I’m thrilled that I’ll be able to share the work of talented screenshot artisans such as yourself to an even wider audience. <3

  2. I have had this website open as a tab of mine most of the time I am on this computer. I check it out when I know it is time for the website to update. I am glad to say that this site has introduced me to my very favorite content that I would have otherwise never never seen. I would like to take this moment to thank you so much for showing more enthusiasm in other people’s work that nobody could ever match. I’ve grown so attached to this website, I feel sad seeing it being terminated.

    But as you said, this is not the end. Therefore, I look forward so much to seeing what you do with waypoint. I hope that they give you so many more ways to expand your creativity and serve the community to your true potential. Please be sure to keep me updated on what new stuff you are doing because I would be very happy to follow and support.

    I look forward to seeing what’s in store for the future and I hope to be able to play reach with you (make room on your friend’s list!!!)!

    • Screenshots will still be featured, as they are such an incredible passion of mine. Please keep creating them, because I will still be showcasing them!

      • I will be sure to send anything I make your way, as well as other shots that appeal to me. thank you so much for being such a big part of the community!

  3. I meant to say ‘You really are the most brilliant girl on Halo.’

    Ha, sorry about that.

    Either way though, good luck!

    =’)

  4. This is sad, but at the same time happy. Even though I don’t usually go to Hawtymcbloggy, I have been going here for years. It’s sad to see this site go, but it was a great experience that I’m sure everyone can agree on. As rascal said, this site brought together many screenshot artists and without your help bs none of us would be where we are today. Plus your amazing dedication to the community has helped many artists both famous and unknown.

    But I’m just rambling now haha. This is great news, and I hope you have a lot of fun at 343 (to be honest, before I was kinda skeptical about 343 but now I’m not ^.^). Also, does this mean that you can have your own easter eggs in the games now?? That would be pretty awesome haha.

    Also, even though this site is going down, would you mind if I still sent you emails of my screenshots? I loved talking with you and hearing your feedback :)

    • I love this website, and I’ve enjoyed every single second here. The Halo community is a talented bunch that I’m always happy to feature. Please do continue sending me your screenshots. I’ll still be showcasing them, just at a different website. :)

      • Yay! <3

        I don't know what I'd do if you weren't there for Reach haha.

  5. Cool website is cool.

  6. Congrats on the job opportunity, Angel! I can’t think of anyone that deserves it more. Thanks for devoting so much time to this site and to us.
    Enough of the past though, I’m excited to hear more about your future! Keep us updated, please!

    • I most certainly will! And no thank yous are necessary. It has been 100% my pleasure. :)

      • Pfft, a million thank yous are necessary. Don’t be so humble.
        Soak it in for a bit, you deserve it.

        :)

        • I agree.

          ;)

          • MarineManiac
          • Posted September 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm
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          I also agree

        • I know we have our little song and dance, but in all honesty, I couldn’t have this website without all of you. I owe you so much for that, and I’ll always be grateful for what you create and the fact that you let the rest of us enjoy it. <3

        • But where would we be without you Angel?

          ;)

          <3

  7. Well, everybody else basically summed up what I would say. It’s good to see you moving on to bigger and better things, and you were able to create a website that so many of us love and enjoy so much. You deserve it more than anyone else in the bungie community.
    PS- Thanks for using my shot! :)

    • Thank you for your kind words. And I graciously deflect your thank you about using your screenshot and instead would like to express my appreciation to you for making one that fits the situation so perfectly!

  8. Hawty Mcbloggy and this site have been favorites of mine forever. It’s hard to hear the end of it. Congrats on your job, I won’t ever forget either of the sites and the good times they have brought.

    • Thank you. Your words are very touching. I can only hope, in my new role, to continue bringing you the fabulous content you’ve become accustomed to. <3

  9. Good luck Angel! We’re all happy for you! Glad you spent time on this website and the community of Halo. Hope to hear about the coolest girl on Xbox’s success. :)

    • Thank you so much. Needless to say, I’m really, really excited about this opportunity!

  10. If it wasn’t for you and this website, i don’t think i would never have gotten so many fans with my work. :) <3 It will be sad to see the doors of H3SS close, but even when its gone, I will always remember you, and for what you did, for not only me, but a vast majority of the halo 3 screenshot community. :)
    Good luck, i hope you enjoy your placement at 343 industries very much!

    • I have no doubt it will be an absolute ball. Please continue creating Shadierliam, because I’ll need some fabulous screenshots to show off here in five days! :)

      • “Fabulous screenshots”

        Hmm, Ill try xD

  11. We’re going to miss you so much Angel!

    Have an amazing time in Seattle. Like Shadier said, you’ve done so much for screenshot artists out there.

    We can’t thank you enough Angel!

    :’)

  12. I’d prefer you take a job at bungie, but cool. You’ve made the community what it is, so thank you =) I just ask that you make the next halo kick ass.

    • I believe in the future of Halo, and I can’t even begin to imagine all the awesome things that are coming. Yay for continuing to expand this universe we love so much!

    • ShadowDemon - iHop
    • Posted September 9, 2010 at 5:05 pm
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    CAN I HAZ RECONZZZ NAO?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?! U R WORKZ 4 BUNGEH, RITE?!?!?! THNX!!!

    No. In all seriousness, I hope you have a great time in Seattle.

    ~a Random.

    • Thank you! I’m looking forward to less snow. :)

  13. I have not much to say other than good luck and I hope this path to 343i is a good one!

    Good luck angel and I hope that this little time spent with you on this site was enough. I hope to see you in the future, you made my screenshots noticed and for than I am thankful.

    Goodbye and good luck :)
    Peace, out.

    • Assuming you continue taking incredible screenshots, I will continue along that path. Can’t wait to see what you put out for Reach. :)

  14. I haven’t been commenting as much as I used to here, but I still visit this site way too much. Whenever I log on to BNet, I check the homepage, and then come here. Which is a lot.

    I’m sad to see this website go, but it should be fun to have a larger audience!

    Good luck, and have fun!

    =D

    • I’m incredibly excited about spreading the word of Halo even further than I already have. And, speaking of screenshots, I fully expect you to get back in the swing of things for Reach. Do know I’m counting on it! :)

      • Well then, that makes two of us! =D

  15. This has been my favorite websites since the day you tagged one of my shots.
    It’ll be sad to see this website go but I guess now I can just go to a new one.

    Best of wishes and good luck!

    • Instead of seeing all your shots here, you’ll just have to come to Waypoint instead. I, for one, am completely fine with that! LOL…

  16. Do you know when, you will shift over to waypoint? Also, are you accepting any new submissions, because in about 4 days…yeah

    • I’m not accepting new submissions here, but hopefully I’ll get on my feet at Waypoint sooner instead of later. Fingers crossed to be up and going shortly after Reach releases!

    • Master Castuera
    • Posted September 10, 2010 at 7:20 am
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    I think that you already read it enough, but I have to say it too…

    This website, your website, is one of the best things around in the web about Halo. It’s undeniable, a true fan of Halo must visited your site.

    I wanna thank you in a special way because you made possible one of my greatest dreams, be part of something so big like this.

    Made the avatars was awesome, and I think that the wallpapers or projects like Halo corpse alphabet, and the avatars too, won’t have a place in Halo waypoint, so, my participation ends here, but, simply this was one of my most beatiful parts on my life.

    Simply, Thank you so much, bs angel, and it’s true, you are the most amazing girl in Halo universe.

    • I have to thank you, Master Castuera, for your contributions to this site. I was so excited when you sent me your first pack of avatars, and everybody has loved what you’ve created. Thank you for helping make this a better place.

      I’m sure I’ll come up with some screenshot activities for Waypoint, and I fully expect to see you there participating. :)

  17. And I thought this place would never close…well it’s a shame to see this place finished with, even if it is just moving else where. I remember my first snag, ooh it was cool. Anyway good luck with all the 343 goings on, and maybe you can secretly tell all of us what’s going down on the new halo (We all promise to be quiet) Anyway byebye H3SS you were awesome.
    OH and THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU, for putting me on hawtymcbloggy faves on waypoint, been wanting to get that for a while now, you awesome.

    • Thank you for taking awesome screenshots that I could put on the faves for Waypoint! I have no doubt you’ll be up there again in no time. :)

  18. I’ll miss you :*(

    • Then I expect you to come to Waypoint to get your screenshot fix. :)

  19. I really would hate the see this website go I would check this website probably 3-4 times a day just to see what new screenshots were up. I congratulate you on your new position and I will definitely be looking forward to seeing more awesome screenshots on HaloWaypoint.

    P.S. Thank you for all of the times that you snagged my screenshots it really meant a lot to me just seeing them on H3SS.

    • I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the website. I’ve had a blast here showcasing all of your work. Please continue to take awesome screenshots, because I’m going to need lots of awesome content here soon!

      • I won’t let you down bs angel I will be sure to e-mail you only my best :D

  20. I think I speak for the majority of H3SS in saying “See you on waypoint!”

  21. Do we still submit our screenshots like usual?

  22. Haha, stoshy said he’s going to have to start a new site, and call this site ‘Hawtymcstoshy.’

    Haha

    :)

  23. *Go’s to eat bucket of ice cream to take away sadness*

    nah im really happy for you angel have a fun time with 343 make the new halo game a awesome i know you will!!!

  24. *Go’s to eat bucket of ice cream to take away sadness*

    nah im really happy for you angel! Have a fun time with 343 and make the new halo game a awesome one, i know you will!!!

    ha ha my first post had some grammer errors. :)

  25. wow and i only just got on this website,But great one gettin a job at 343!!!!!!!!!

  26. congratulations angel. i wish you the best of luck at 343i, and hopefully you can still hang around on Bungie.net everyone once and a while. You’ve been a great host of this website. This site has really got me far with screenshots.

    You will be missed!

    ~KnightMare2I

    • Master Tallness
    • Posted September 16, 2010 at 8:13 pm
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    Gonna miss this site! :'(
    Congrats on you job though! :D

    • Gospumpkin TsK
    • Posted September 18, 2010 at 11:16 am
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    i love halo 3 screenshots.com

  27. Are you still going to be able to feature wallpapers and such on Waypoint, or will it strictly be for screenshots?
    Because I would love to see more artistic pieces featured to a wider audience, and you could even expand to things beyond digital art.

    Just sayin’.

    :)

    • That’s a great suggestion. I’ll definitely ask about that!

  28. Ohhh, nooo! I finally got myself back into screenshots and panoramas with Reach. . . and now my favorite screenshot site is closing.

    Here’s hoping the new Waypoint site opens quickly and can manage to harness the awesomeness that comes from our community as well as you did here.

    It should certainly help having you there.

    8D

    • PaperThinWalls
    • Posted September 24, 2010 at 12:46 pm
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    I hope the new site launches soon because I’m tired of sifting through a bunch of ass shots and unfunny pictures.

  29. Is anyone still checking here? Reply to me if you do. : (

  30. It’s a habit, I always come to this site before I go to b.net…

  31. I check up on this website everyday! :D I should be awarded something.. like a cookie… O.O?

    Haha xD

    ;)

  32. Ima checking, how long until this magical 343 thingy goes up. I wanna see pictures

    • same here. angel keep us updated here please :]

    • Two compilations have already gone up! I think the third one is due to go live on Wednesday (if my memory serves me correctly). They can be seen both on the website-the most recent one will be in the top carousel-and on the console. Check ’em out and let me know what you think. :)

      http://www.halowaypoint.com

  33. Our new home, it’ll take getting used to. But some nice pics there, including one that got dedicated to me (and spelt wrong) will it always be bs angel faves or will it become similar to how things were done here, anyway, nice to finally see the page.

    • You gotta talk to Shadierliam about the mispelling, LOL!

      I haven’t figured out the regular schedule for the screenshot compilations yet. I have a screenshot of the day going up on the website under the blog section and will be doing the larger compilations at least once a month. If you have any input on what you’d like to see frequency-wise, feel free to let me know!

      • I wasnt able to find BS Angel’s Reach favs #1. If you could kindly lead me to them I would love to check them out :]

        • Week 1
          Week 2
          Week 3 and 4 are coming!

          Semi-on topic to all of you, do any of your groups have a specific tag going yet?

      • I will see to it that MP gets one going. Also take a look at the little bit of scenery I made. I havent gotten to make much, but I plan on making more as I get a little more time in my life :]

        • Thank you! Will you let me know what the tag is once it’s set up? I’d love an easy way to keep track of all of you. I hate the thought that I’m missing some of your fabulous shots.

  34. Mythic Photographer’s group tag will be “mp reach”

  35. Wow, this place is hoppin’ again! It must be the new old place to go. :)

    I can make sure AD tags its shots with “AD Reach” or something that isn’t totally a copy of MP.

    Also, any word on whether or not you’ll be able to feature a wider variety of art on Waypoint?

    • lol it’s perfectly fine if you do “ad reach”

      simplicity is nice :]

    • If you’re referring to wallpapers Sanders, feel free to send ’em my way!

  36. *raises hand* I tag my faves with reggae loves *sits back down*

  37. Is there any possibility that you could add the Reach Faves here on H3SS too? It takes forever to load and even find the screenshot section :(

    • Unfortunately I can’t add the Reach Faves here as this website is officially closed. Hopefully navigation will continue to improve on Waypoint though. :)

  38. Awesome. I guy on my friends list just PMed me saying how I was “famous”. lol Thanks for featuring me, Angel. Great job so far too. It takes a while for me to navigate through Waypoint, but the screenshots you’ve been featuring have been awesome. : )

    • You don’t know you are “famous”? :P

      • lol I didn’t either.

          • BIZaGoten
          • Posted October 25, 2010 at 1:07 am
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          what you mean by “didn’t either”?

  39. But I want your babies ^^

    And these faves are nice, shame they don’t get the same audience as with bfaves. Is there anywhere where the bs angel faves are discussed?

  40. lol I’m not famous, but he called me that. :P

    • I see you as famous in halo.

      • I dont really see dom as famous, but definitely talented :]

  41. lol Yeah. I’m not famous. He meant in Halo, which again, I’m not famous in. I’ve stopped taking screenshots too. Thanks, Marine. : )

    • You should start taking more again, and show me them.

  42. Yay 100th comment!! Angel if you see this, can you provide links to waypoint weekly favorites thing that you do? Thanks :D

    • Nah. I’m just not interested in them anymore. If I somehow think of an effect, I may try to take a picture. Other than that, I’m done. The community is nothing like it used to be. : /

  43. Aww don’t stop taking screenies Dom :(

  44. Hey Marine! :D my American Ranch buddy <3 how you been girl! ;)

    • I’ve been rather thirsty. Would you like a cup a tea?

  45. I’d love a mug

    love the shot of the day feature on waypoint, bungie needs this.

    • I’m so glad you like the shot of the day! Comments aren’t enabled there (hoping that will change eventually), so it’s always tough telling what people do and don’t enjoy. As a screenshot fanatic, I have to keep myself to featuring only one screenshot a day. Here I did four!

  46. I miss this site.
    =(

    • So do I :[

      • Agreed; it’s a shame that Halo Waypoint isn’t living up to my expectations. I was hoping it was going to be exactly like this but on broader terms where more people will be able to see these featured screenshots and give their input. But it’s not like that — less screenshots are being featured, input isn’t (and can’t) be given, and more importantly, I think less people are viewing the screenshots since Waypoint isn’t a screenshot site (which I guess ties into my first point).

        It’s a shame to me too since I have no place to showcase my photos. The group system on Bungie.net is dead to me since I have yet found a dedicated group since the time I had left the system, Halo related forums that I’m a part of have no interest in screenshots, and I only have a handful of Halo friends (which is fine since I like to keep to myself when I play Halo). Basically, I have no audience and because of that I’ve essentially slipped into obscurity.

        Not to mention, I have nowhere to get inspiration from(well other than the Bungie.net search function which granted has improved but it’s still pretty difficult to find actual good photos when using it).

        But yeah, here’s hoping Waypoint (well at least pertaining to screenshots) vastly improves.

          • MarineManiac
          • Posted December 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm
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          I definitely agree with you. This site had provided an experience unmatched elsewhere. Ive mainly kept to myself with my screenshots, and I still gain inspiration from my own inspirations. I would love to take a look at your new works paperthinwalls and give my opinions of them, as well as share some of my work with you. There are still those out there who maintain a genuine interest in screenshots, you just need to find them :]

    • What do you guys think about starting our own screenshot group? A place where we can share shots, make recommendations, give tips, and things like that?

      • Like a bnet group or something more formal like another website?

      • I would support that 100%. Im sure that if you made a group, it would attract a large following. I really like this idea, and considering soul’s question, I think a group is best made on bungie.

          • PaperThinWalls
          • Posted December 16, 2010 at 9:31 am
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          Would you have the time to run it, bs Angel?

      • I think b.net would be a good place for it as people are familiar with that particular setup. As far as having time to run it, PaperThinWalls, I would definitely need help in that area.

          • MarineManiac
          • Posted December 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm
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          I can help spread the word of a new group. Ill offer my help running it. If you need it, just ask. What are you gonna name it?? :P

        • Good question, and that gives us an excellent starting point! What would everybody like for a name?

          • MarineManiac
          • Posted December 16, 2010 at 11:35 pm
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          How about the Angelic Photographers?

          I like that :]

          • PaperThinWalls
          • Posted December 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm
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          No to Photographers being in the title.

          Pictures, dunno.

          • MarineManiac
          • Posted December 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm
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          how about Angelic Art? That way we can get in some alliteration and broaden the title at the same time.

          • PaperThinWalls
          • Posted December 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm
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          No to Angelic and art being in the title, too. lol

          • MarineManiac
          • Posted December 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm
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          agh I give up lol.

        • Angelic Artistry? ingenuity? virtuosity?

          • MarineManiac
          • Posted December 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm
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          i think “Angelic” should be in it for sure, for a variety of reasons. assuming angel makes the group, the name will add to the publicity, drawing in more activity to maintain the group. it is also an original name that works well. as for whatever follows it, i like some of soul’s suggestions. paper was right. photography shouldnt be in it. it lacks originality. i personally really like Artistry.

      • I don’t think the word “angelic” describes what would be in the group. I mean yeah, I get what you’re going at but dunno, it’s corny to me.

        I think it should be simple and to the point. No adjectives, no tedious words, and no ostentatious words (see the irony? tehehe).

          • MarineManiac
          • Posted December 20, 2010 at 3:29 pm
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          hmm I see your point, but I will stick to me idea personally. we’ll see what angel and others think.

        • I like it!

          • MarineManiac
          • Posted December 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm
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          :DD awesome! ill spread the word around a bit :]

    • About 4 Noobs/Smart Aus
    • Posted December 16, 2010 at 9:09 pm
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    I like this idea :D

  47. It satisfies me. Let’s see how it turns out…

  48. Really beginning to miss the days where I’d see new stuff on this site, it was awesome seeing everyone elses work and occasionally getting your own on and getting a real good opinion on your work, checking it every so often to see if another shot had got up, wondering what might get up, sweet effects, forge art or something completely unique…oh the days.

    I’m in the queue for the b.net group but I’m still gonna miss this place, still gonna check it though ;)

    And to angel, have you ever considered having someone else run this site for you, you know like have somebody choose pics for you to upload so there’s no time taken with finding pics. Or just assign someone to put shots up here, I dunno i just miss going on here regularly.

  49. Well, isn’t this peculiar. I’m in. ; )

  50. We will miss all your work here, but im glad its not simply going away, its all just moving to better place, Waypoint.

    Congrats on the job as well!

  51. I miss this website so much :( </3

  52. total babe above me

  53. Ohai

  54. It’s cool to reply to something months after everyone left :P

  55. Totally cool! I loved this site so much. It’s a shame Reach doesn’t allow you to look at file shares while the game is loading. Makes awesome screenshots so much less accessible. And with this site no longer updating…..:(

  56. Im bringing sexy back… yeah! :D

    Anyway, wow i miss this website so much! angel come back! :(

  57. herher….nostalgia

    • So im not the only one who still visits this website ;)

  58. indeed

  59. So, how is everybody?


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