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Master Chief's E3 Adventure | mrsmiley { May 27, 2005 }

A while back I posted a story documenting a trip that Master Chief and I took to new New York City. We were blown away by how much people enjoyed this! Aside from receiving over 500 comments to this day, the story was featured on tons of sites, including Bungie.net and IGN.com. It was even mentioned in UK's Official Xbox Magazine! Not wanting to miss out on a good thing, the MC and I decided to document our trip to this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in LA. Be warned! This time it contains over 25 pictures!

NOTE: Image links open in a pop-up window, so they will not disrupt the story.

Road Trip!

It was a fine Tuesday morning when Chief and I set out for LA. The Chief was quite excited as this was his first E3 appearance! He also looked forward to hanging out in LA. I had been to LA quite a few times, but the Chief was only there briefly for some meeting relating to a movie deal. Go figure.

Since it was early, and I was tired from site work the night before, I decided to go ahead and let Master Chief drive a bit. The chief tends to drive too fast, so I told him to keep it at a safe speed. I have a feeling he was only going 80 when I was awake After about an hour nap, I heard the car door shut. Apparently we had parked at a rest area so the Master Chief could take care of business. This was totally cool, until we stopped again an hour later, and then once more after that! Chief took longer that time. He said he had a problem with the hand drier.

When we were about half way there, we took a quick stop for gas. Since there was a Carls Jr. in the area, we decided to stop and get something to eat. Of course, this meant the Chief taking yet another bathroom brake. What was he doing in there? I wondered this myself, so I snuck in and checked. I was shocked to find the tru7h! I know the Mark VI armor resembles a bra, but that was ridiculous. The chief was so embarrassed, that he ran and hid in the play area. I finally got him to come back down by promising I wouldnt show anyone the picture.


After a satisfying meal, we set off for the remainder of the drive to LA.

To our delight, when we arrived at our hotel in LA, it was nicer than we expected. After getting things unpacked in our room, we set back and enjoyed our fantastic view. After a few games of Halo, we both hit the hay. We had a busy day ahead of us at E3!

Into the Expo

The LA Convention Center was absolutely packed people when we arrived. Registration was a hassle, as Microsoft had apparently forgotten to add the Chiefs name to the invite list. Luckily someone at the booth recognized him, and we got in anyways. The Chiefs first steps on the classic red carpet of E3 were overwhelming. He just stood there in awe at everything that was going on. After a few minutes, however, he wasted no time in warming up to the locals. I had an especially hard time pulling him away from these ladies. Yowza. I had a hard time pulling myself away! ;)

We finally arrived at the Xbox360 booth. You cant see the Chief in that picture, because he was signing an autograph for Obi-Wan Kenobi, who stopped by the show after the premier of Star Wars Episode III. The Chief arrived at the Halo 2 map pack booth, where he signed autographs, and posed in front of the sign for fans. Because the MC was so popular, he had to be escorted out of the booth by security before he got stepped on.

The next day, we returned to E3 for another round of insanity. MC saw a break dancing competition going on in one booth, so he decided to join in. I swore he didnt do it to look up that booth babes skirt, but Im not to sure. To play it safe, I decided it was best we leave that side of the center. The Chief wanted to check out the Playstation section, so we headed over to the South Hall. Unbeknownst to us, the Chief was quite disliked over there. After a scary life threat from some assassins posing as booth babes, we ran out of the Sony area as fast as we could! The day was almost over over, so the Chief and I relaxed in some seats that quite resembled toilet bowls.

Plasma Fiesta 2005!

The following day really was the highlight of our trip. It was time for the second annual Plasma Fiesta (or D3 as we like to call it!). This is a fun community event where a bunch of the people in the Bungie community hang out, eat food, play Halo, and chat about things that cause women to grimace and run away. The Chief made sure to get in on the Halo action, and even posed for pictures
afterwards! Later on Sketchfactor brought out prizes for some competitive matches. MC mistook one of these prizes for the real thing, and got quite a fright! Hmmm, maybe he didnt want me sharing that with you either

The Mexican food at the party was great! We all ate our fill. The Chief had a slight mishap while searching for a Diet Dr. Pepper at the bottom of the bucket, but it was soon resolved
when I grabbed one for him. One of the highlights of the event last year was all the free ice cream. This year was no exception. Its too bad we couldnt take it all home with us, but Im sure Dean will find a nice charity to donate it to.

Later on, one of Master Chiefs biggest fans brought him his favorite dessert, key lime pie! Who knew? He was delighted, and was sure to thank Sparkie after getting her phone number.

As the night waned away, and people started winding down, The Chief sat down with HBO legend Louis Wu for some good converstion and a cold one. Unfortunately, one cold one lead to another, and resulted in the end of the party for Master Chief!

The Long Ride Home

The trip home wasnt all that exciting, so I will not bore you with it here. I basically consisted of the Chief sleeping of his hangover. However, the Chief did mention that he learned a valuable lesson while in LA.

Alcohol, salsa, and key lime pie dont mix.

155 comments so far (leave your own)

1 | Kino says:

w00t - even better than the first!

2 | Halokid23 says:

So funny....So very funny...

P.S. w00t second post!

3 | Kino says:

w00t - even better than the first!

4 | KayJay says:

That was real nice. Loved it. w00t. First comment ever.

5 | Mr. Elite says:

Sounded like fun! :D

6 | DougieMcDougDoug says:

not one of your comments so far hasn't had 'w00t' in it and how am i to rain or your parade
w00t great job guys twas thouroghly enjoyed

7 | Ripper 714 says:

Sparkie? I thought she liked YOU, Mr. Smiley.... ;)

I guess there weren't many strange looks since they were all nerds at E3.


8 | Preacher Pain says:

LMAO! that was funny. Yes i think it was better than the first to.

9 | PEACEMAKER says:

HA HA HA! I really liked the hot LADIES! How'd you get them to pose for you?! Man there hot!!!(Yee-haw, 9th!)

10 | PEACEMAKER says:

Why does everyone say"w00t"?! It's kinda' wierd. By the way, why'd you go into the stall with the cheif?!

11 | Bad Karma says:

HAHAHA!!! Wow... the Chief got wasted... Poor man. And the ice cream? He probably cant fit into his armor now... At least he got to see the booth babes... lucky dog! That was good... But the Chief needed to be white or blue... not icky orange... KIDDING!

12 | Lovable Werewolf says:

LMAO, looks like Chief had lots of fun XD

13 | SinisterMonkey says:

WOOT 13th post. 13 is my lucky number.
THAT WAS SOOO FUNNY. I can't believe you did half of that. (Did anyone ask what you were doing or if you were crazy?)

14 | SpecialNewb says:

I miss the New York Girl ;)

Still, the Chief sounds like he had a great time.

Party on Master Chief!

15 | Falcon says:


That was very funny!! How did you pose MC on the steering wheel?

16 | Kradshutzen says:

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! that was the best!!!!!

17 | master_chiefette says:

BAAAAAHAHA!! Smiley, me'n Sparkie have been waiting to see this. XD

18 | Spartan-287 says:

lol, that was great. i especially liked the drunken passed out MC pic

19 | gruntsbane says:

Nice write up. Those first booth babes were painful to look at :S

20 | Zareus says:

lmao great story

21 | Pmintz says:

HAHA Mr. Smiley your hilarious!
i wish i could go...you jerk. =)

22 | w00t says:


23 | Polarbear says:

Ingenious. Be sure to take the Chief everywhere you go, he obviously loves travelling!

24 | pkabooicu says:

Sweet story, should've seen the first.

Looks like it was fun:)

25 | Halolord says:

That was pretty cool. I wish I was there. Its kinda disgusting with the whole bra thing(shudders). I guess MasterChief has his days with his.................problem.

26 | A random mad halo fan says:

total ownage!
BTW,check www.abandonia.com 2 new games,they maybe look familiar.really!

27 | evilguineapig says:

man, this is by far the best thing i have ever seen. (at least the best to talk about)very nice job

28 | Necromas says:

Nice job man! Can't believe I missed the first!

29 | PlasmaFire says:

Great story!!! Man, I can't believe you got to meet Louis...I wish I was able to go to E3... D: (school, D'OH)

30 | Loknar64 says:

Always two booth babes there are. No more, no less.

Did anyone else notice that?
Anyways nice story Smiley.

31 | MrAlexZander says:

Good job Smiley. You should make a scrapbook of Master Cheif's adventures. ;)

32 | KloHunt3r says:

Sony has committed an act of war! Or rather, they would have if they weren't already taking on Microsoft in the console conflict.
Funny story though, I agree, it was better than the original.

33 | deathmeat says:

OMFGRZ! You can see a glimpse of the new maps in the screenshot! OMG!

34 | Sparkie says:

Hehe i was there for those, w00t. and I'm the chief's best friend cuz i got him Teh P13! Where's the rest of th pics, smiley? I wanted to see that one of me on the couch that you said was cute...

and wheres the salsa ladle of doom pic?!

35 | Ionaki says:

...E3... it was just an hour away and what did I do that day? Just siting on my arse cramming for Chemistry... *sniff*

36 | Dean_Kreger says:

I love it! I just wish I coulda been there this year!

You shoulda snapped a photo of Chief with his hangover! lol

37 | blinxhunter says:

Hey I ate at a carls jr just like that a few days back when I myself was heading to LA.Lo stinkin L those are so freakin funny.

38 | REBELJON says:

this is great, but wut do people thnk of u when they see u in the bathroom taking pictures of a action figure holding a piece of tp?

39 | Chums says:

aw... Look at the little master chief running around doing cool stuff

40 | whencowzattack says:

"Later on Sketchfactor brought out prizes for some competitive matches. MC mistook one of these prices for the real thing, and got quite a fright!"

You spelled "prizes" wrong. ;)

41 | Metal_Snake says:

I dont get it, MC is supposed to be seven feet tall, and yet he barley looks an inch tall! J/K

42 | Lord_Halo99 says:

BRILLIANT Who da thunk the Chief liked to get hammerered XD Once again this PWNS

43 | My_Burning_Cookies says:

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! It was way better than Master Chief's New York Adventure, I liked the part when he was hiding in the play thingie at Carl's Jr. LOL :D

44 | Master dude says:

1 word.... Awsome!

45 | Ricky says:

Too many Heinikins!!!!!

46 | Plague says:

hahaha! that was great! absolutely great! mc stuffin' his "bra"...hilarious. you guys...were in LA...near where i live...and you didnt visit me? im so insulted! i figure at least sparkie would remember to drop by and say hello. ah well, next year!

47 | Raven says:

lol.. that rocks... wheres the first one i want to have a look at it!

48 | Air says:

Oh man.. I'm gonna have to do that with my master chief figurine with the next place I go to! lol That's awesome! ^^

49 | xenomorph64 says:

haha, this is great. i love it. i cant for the next one. i'll be there..

50 | HaloNemsis says:

Sit and talk about things that make females run away. Trust me, I know. *Shudders* Well, it looks like Chief had fun. Hmmm..I have a Grunt figurine...

50th post!

51 | Count Zero says:

Where's my ladle picture? I spent so much time on that :(

52 | Hellfirefanatic says:

LMAO! The Chief got wasted... hehehehe... That last picture is hysterical.

53 | mrsmiley says:

Sorry Count Zero! I gave that pic to Frankie exclusively, as he was supposed to use it in a Weekly Update. If he doesn't do it in the next one, I'll add it in!

54 | Belsebub says:

Nice! MC seems like a charming fella, those booth babes probably wouldn't let him go ;). I liked that you mentioned Louis Wu, and the beer ofcorse...

55 | Jackalope says:


56 | Skye says:

Awww poor MC, getting a hang over. That story was indeed funnier than the first, I hope you decide to do some more. Perhaps MC can meet up with my white spartan Nixon. They would get along quite well ^_^.

57 | ansomble28 says:

Hah! That was as awesome as the first. Too bad Chief didn't get laid like in the first one though. He had some hopeful prospects there from the True Crime booth! LOL. NJ!

58 | mick keenan says:

Hey Skye,is Nixon based on the drunk from Band of Brothers

59 | Spartan - 721 says:

Nice picture of drunk MC, No one covers a story like you Mr. Smiley, Give The Chief my reguards. Thanks :-)

60 | WcStiCk says:

Looks like you had a good time!

61 | WcStiCk says:

next time, use a green Chief

62 | haloflames says:

Thak kicked ass! Did the person who made this up have an xbox live name? Please E-mail me at . Thanks!!!

63 | MachineDog says:

Really nice. Hope you keep doing these chief adventures.

64 | HaloFREAK99635 says:

Not bad. Funny yet amusing. Keep up the good work.

Although I do want to know how I can get there

65 | Steel says:

Any chance Master Chief will spare a lady?

66 | alpha144 says:

this was great! i had read the first one a while back but didn't review. But this time i had to. do u think u might do another one?
plz tell and email me at my screename and do u have an xbox live screename?

67 | Welder says:

that was so clever! i would never think to put and action figure in positions like that. sounds like a fun time.

68 | saucy1 says:

that was great, better than the first! hopefully you'll make a 3rd one.

69 | Komander Master says:

Master chief is nice, but I am German

70 | Matt says:

HAHA...thats great. I assumed he owned everybody when he was playing

71 | Vash0987 says:

These stories are great! It's just as good as the first one. Keep it up!

72 | Cody says:

wow that was awesome :) Master Chief OWNS!

73 | Sofa King says:

Dude, that was tight! How the hell did you get him on the steering wheel at 80mph? You can tell how fast they were going by the speedometer.

74 | profeserk says:

hahah om how funny is the friggin brute.

75 | Prowlaz says:


I would like to see a mrs chief...*hint*(ok you didnt need thee *hint* but i put it theree anyway)

76 | mooji says:

funny !!!!

77 | VasHTM says:

how dos master C. go to the bath room any ways?

78 | P3DR0 says:

Dang bro, masta chief was pimpin with those true crime gurls ;). Now i hope he comes to Miami i want an autograph :D.

79 | chickenwingboy says:

that was awsome lol

80 | SlowerTech says:

those evil assasins at the playstation booth... shame on them! the master chief should have eaten a playstation infront of them! oh yeah Nice!

81 | RuntyLime says:

HA.HA,HA,HA,HA,Ha ac,ack,ack OMG! thats so frick'n funny AHHHH My brain!That was awlsome, if I were Chief I would have set fire to the Playstation booth. You should do more of Master Chief's Adventures Mr.Smiely!

82 | nustu says:

lol.this is so funny great job u r very good at this nice pics.

83 | limelights says:

hahahaha, this was great!
i liked the NYC adventure alot but this really whipped that trips ass! ^_______________^
Hope you get to go on another trip soon, MC!

84 | frankies mum says:

frankie fancys the queen of england!!!! shhhhh

85 | fr3nchwat3r says:

haha that was great, even better than the last one.
i wanna get one of those MC toys now...

86 | ArchAngel says:

loL!! that was sooooooo funny! =D

87 | ghostsniper says:

dude....that story pwned! OMG you should make a "home movie" w/ the MC and all his crazy adventures. Can't wait till the next of your tales of shnangans at E3 or where ever that crazy MC may lead.

88 | billy says:

say halo 2 my lil' friends. Halo 2 is gonna win e3 '05 by a lot

89 | slikZ says:

Whoa... those second 2 were hotties

90 | chrono says:

howd you manage to get this on the bungie.net site? funny story

91 | You Suck says:

wow. i say no woot. this shitty shitly shit sucked. sorry bro, nice try

92 | halomike says:

hahahahaa god thatsgood i lovd the bathroom part (probly shouldnt mention that hehe)

93 | Mansons son says:

so funny

94 | repp says:

check this out- more master chief pics!

95 | Spartan Lobster says:

That was hilarious, he had more fun than I will ever have wOOT- mabye he should go to bungie headquarters in Washington State and go all over the Place. Hurray

96 | Louis Wu says:

I did NOT give you permission to post my picture on this ridiculous story! I thought that picture was taken for a Yale study. I demand restitution!

97 | HaLo_RuLZ says:

Lol very funny

98 | ODST says:

Wow i didn't now the chief had a drinking problem.

99 | micheal sadler says:

sounds like so much fun i wish i was there, when will master chief be in washigton, mountlake terrace

100 | Headless462 says:

Brilliant, how come MC gets all the fit ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

101 | Sarge says:

How come hes orange!?He should be red!!

102 | Aodn says:

Ha ha! That was great! Wish I had seen the first two!

103 | Cloud says:

Lucky booth babes. M.c rules!!! Nice armour colour

104 | anthony smith says:

Woot those girls are fucking hot i like to scrape their kidney's all night and day

105 | I hate ur mom says:

Ok that was just fucking gay......................................................................................................... maybe.

106 | Rudy on the drums says:

why it seems my wee wee has suddely gotten riggermortis!

i love failmy guy and halo

idea! Peter in a MC suit, SWEET

107 | puto says:


108 | Micheal.J.Caboose says:

man that was jokes just jokes. Sweet!!

109 | Josh029 says:

Wort!Wort! Great Story. Got to give the love to the MC.

110 | halo fan says:

that was wikid

111 | Otto says:


112 | Waaatataaa!!!! says:

Dude those chicks from true crimes r fuckin hot!

113 | The Halo Master says:

Shit dude im see master chief smokin a doobie!

114 | warthogridden says:

dude that is too funny lol. tell mc i said hi and good luck with the hang over

115 | featKRYPTONITE says:

yea I would have a hard time leavin those ladies too...and I agree with The Halo Master it would be pretty cool to see MC smokin a doobie.

116 | angrytamato says:

that was FRIGGIN AWESOME i wish I could HAVE gone to e3 and d3

117 | HaloChick says:

Ur all gay asses

118 | Abbey says:

LoL!! Yeah HaloChick I think ur right!!!...... wait i kno ur right

119 | BobTHEBuilder says:

HaHAHaHA yeah thats prettty gay only u halo freaks would be makin up shit like that

120 | YO MOMMA!! says:

That was funny! I wish i had a mc action figure...

121 | finch says:

that was some funny shit i tell ya what

122 | xXMAMAXx says:


123 | mistromouse says:

that must have been one bad hangover

124 | another crazed halo fan says:

yyeeaaa...that was odd... but i thought Master Cheif was green, unless you are playing multiplayer. to hell with that, that was funny.

125 | another crazed halo fan says:

w00t. what is w00t? I never read the first one. holy crap.

126 | another crazed halo fan says:

by the way *sniff*... uh... i forgot.

127 | Irish Ninja says:

I wish I was a pimp like MC.......

128 | halo freak says:

some prople think master chief is 41 years old. bom bom bom. he was in a cryo for 15 years of his life. if you read the book youd know that. hes 26. buuurn!!!!!!!!

129 | Aaron says:

Learn how to spell dumb ass halo freak. Not prople, people!

130 | Kirk says:


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133 | gamertag: Jesterjoe says:

Halo 2 is one the best things that has happened to Xbox and that article kicks ass
HALO 2 Kicks ass also
Jesterjoe rules!!!!!:D so does the CHIEF
well peace out I've got to go kick ass on xbox live:P

134 | rapier says:

no mamen k cagado esta xD jajaja lol

135 | gamertag:flamekid25 says:

It was great!
Send me a friend request, HALO2 ONLINE

136 | Ice Player says:

Man!!! that was so fun!, i really liked when the MC got a dive searching for some Pepper one :D

137 | [sk]ejdeath says:

wow! kinda odd... but still...

138 | Sesshomaru says:

E3 was the best

139 | Spartan.CXI says:

wow..... make it a series and you got a winner...

do an adventure to walmart, so many possible events there dammit!

relly great

140 | Sketchme says:

excellent.....just excellent!

141 | NeoAlan says:

soy de mexico y kiero felicitarte por tu estupendo trabajo en estas aventuras de MC saludos desde mexbox.com.mx

Im from Mexico City and congratulations for your great job in the MC adventures are really funny

mexbox.com.mx say hi to you

142 | Gravemind says:

That was frickin funny.

143 | MrLoafmiester says:

I loved that. The Pictures went right with the story line and were soooooooooooooo FUNNY!!!! :)

144 | flawlesssharpe says:


MC must of enjoyed them booth babes (I sure would)

145 | Eddie the great says:

WEll, that was TITS! good job my friend

146 | Spartan008 says:


147 | Sparten_104 says:

I wonder how he goes to the bathroom, or how he takes his armor off (if he does)

148 | PsychoAssasin says:

lol, nice. MC looks hot when he poses

149 | haloman8120 says:

master chief would have kicked the assasins butts if it wasn't at the E3.

150 | leflie says:

poor MC
drinkin and all dat
ru going to make another one?

18 stars

151 | Sheikurl says:

oh... u didnt use my idea for a sequel...

152 | Blasted Oaties says:


153 | Sonny says:

This is my first time reading one of these and I got to say good job and keep up the good thoughts.

154 | halo bad ass 831 says:

its all right but no one has killed my in halo since i began;)

155 | gruntsdoom says:

lol thats funny!!

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