Haiku: GLaDOSHaiku: GLaDOS4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
"It's been a long time
How have you been test subject?
Time for kill-**-**-science <3"
IV: VilifyShe hadn't always had anger problems.IV: Vilify4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Really she doesn't think she ever has, because she's above all that, thank you very much. Granted, there was the whole business with when she'd first woken up-- the urge to destroy each of them that had been both overwhelming and unexplainable. It erupted from within, and whether this rage stemmed from the strange sense of being confined or memories she couldn't quite place, she wasn't entirely sure. But well, she'd learned to calm down eventually. As it turned out, science went considerably better when one kept a clear 'head' of sorts, and she did love science.
She'd always loved science.
Perhaps it was simply the mainframe, the bits of wires and heavy chips that made up who she was. After all, she'd been built to do a number of things, from de-icing to running the heating through the whole facility (which she always kept at an optimal sixty degrees Fahrenheit since those scientists wore coats anyway) to testing. Always testi
The Story of Portal'Tis an interesting story I must conveyThe Story of Portal4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
About what started on Bring Your Daughter to Work Day.
It was to be the main event,
But no one knew to what extent.
Upon picoseconds of her wake,
Deadly Neurotoxin she did take.
A hissing sound was heard by all,
And a green gas started to fill the hall.
One by one people fell.
Not including little Chell.
She was a stubborn child,
But that was putting it mild.
A Morality Core was installed.
It kept the rest of the Center from being mauled.
GLaDOS was switched back on
And Test Subjects were called upon.
Years later, a Subject was picked.
No one knew what to predict.
She was stubborn and quiet,
But boy, did she cause quite the riot.
Chell was never meant to test,
But fate was changed by an unwelcome guest.
In the maintenance areas, a Rat did flee,
Leaving hints for the young testee.
Scheduled maintenance was the source
For the military android live-fire course.
Sixty-five percent more bullet was fired
Knocking them down was required
A Companion Cube
REDACTEDGLaDOS watched the lift rise into the ceiling. She thought of Chell's reaction when the turrets would meet her a few floors up. She would probably look terrified and angry until they began to sing. Then she would most likely look relieved and annoyed. If the giant AI could smile, she would have.REDACTED4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
She waited in silence, only the vague sound of the turrets serenade echoed through the metal facility. After a few seconds, GLaDOS switched on a security camera on the exit. It was an outdated, unused, old thing. She never thought she would use it again. It gave a fuzzy image as the exit door swung open with a loud hiss. Cautiously, Chell emerged. She had her back to the camera, so GLaDOS was unable to see her face. The former test subject cringed in the sunlight, shyly beginning to look around. GLaDOS slammed the exit shut, startling Chell. The woman stared at the door for a moment, allowing GLaDOS to see her face. What was that she saw? She had a strange expression on her face. It was crumple
Fortley FanficFortley Fanfic4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Forte looked up at the night sky one last time, before she broke down into tears. She missed Wheatley, and knew that she
could never forget him. He was the only one that could make her smile. She never thought that anyone could be as funny and outgoing as him.
Wheatley could say the same thing. Out in space with none other than the space core. "SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL!" Wheatley was crying, and if he could, he would try everything to get back to Earth to be with Forte. He would apologize for everything, and promise never to hurt her again.
"Oh man, I screwed up big time." Wheatley said to himself. "I never meant to go as far as trying to kill her. But she just made me so mad! I wish I never let her go." More tears flooded down his face, and one of the tears fell down to Earth.
Forte looked up before going into her house, and felt a drop fall onto her glasses. "What? But the weather report said nothing about rain." Then she got it. I
"The Cake is a Lie" Ch. I"The Cake is a Lie" Ch. I4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He awoke in a small, but brightly lit, room, encased in glass. If he looked about, he could see a massive, never-ending expanse of pure white surrounding him. He blinked, looking at the ceiling and putting one hand out in front of him. He felt a bit disgruntled, and shook the sleep from his head, allowing his dark brown hair to fall forward and partially cover his eyes, concealing his vision of the great white plane. Sitting up further, he felt sore, and took the time to stretch his arms, cracking his back and fingers along the way, rolling out his neck, and falling back into his neutral slouch to stare at the unfamiliar world around him. He flopped his feet over the side of the bed and stood, revealing sleek, knee-high white boots with a light blue label reading "APERTURE SCIENCE INNOVATIONS" with a small, circular logo on the side, as well as a medium-fit, short sleeved orange jumpsuit, which was zipped up to his chest. It also had the logo for what he assumed was
BADFIC II - Chapter IVBADFIC II - Chapter IV3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Who are you and what is this proposal you talking about?" ask Martha at the guy in the darkness.
"Patiens, patiens!" say the guy and smile at them with his teeth. "All in good time. Ah, lady Chel I see that you are going fine since the slast time we meet."
"You know her too?" ask Space core at the guy in a curiously.
"Oh course. We had a little understanding didn't we? Or did you forgot your quest so easily?"
"You on a duest?" ask Marfa at Chell who just loke down in a bit ashamed.
"Oh yes of course, she was supposed to help me and my boss g3et a certain something out of this place. And in rerun we would give her what she was always wanted in the world." he smile a little bit bigger and Martha and the Space Dore decide they don't olike the looks of this guy at all.
"Well what went wrong then? Why are you still here if you already got what you wanted?" ask Martha. The sarp-toothed man
Wheatley's SongWhen Chell entered the next test chamber, the classical music was gone, having been replaced by some sort of a strange, off-key humming noise. She looked around, trying to figure out where it was coming from, but GLaDOS noticed before she had a chance to.Wheatley's Song4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Oh, what is that? It sounds horrible. Not that we aren't grateful that you've turned off that classical music, but what is that?"
"Oh, this?" Wheatley spoke up from his screen, sounding proud. "Well, I'm glad you noticed! It's just a little tune that I picked up well, wrote, actually, wrote is more like it. See, not only am I reading Machiavelli now, I'm also writing songs, writing my own songs. To sing. To you, actually! Since you're the only ones here anyway, would you like to hear it? Maybe I could even make it part of the test chamber. Oh, that's brilliant. Bloody brilliant, actually. Ah, how do I do that? Could you teach me?"
"No," GLaDOS grumbled.
"Oh, you don't know how?" he asked, his voice taking on a
Companion CubeCompanion Cube4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Now you're gone,
My love for the companion cube was strong
And i'm crying because you're gone
I'm waitin' at the aperatus vent
For GLaDOS to drop another one
Now you're gone,
My love for the companion cube was strong
And i'm crying because you're gone
I'm waitin' at the aperatus vent
For GLaDOS to drop another one
Why does this have to be?
I wish it could stay with me
I'm waiting at the apperatus vent
I'm going crazy now you're gone
There's an empty place in my heart
Without the companion cube it'll break apart
My love will never fade away
I think about you every day!
You euthanised your faithful companion cube more quickly than any test subject on record. Congratulations."
[Test Subject (sung)]
Why GLaDOS does this have to be?
That companion cube was a friend to me
I'm returning to the aperatus vent
For another one.
'cause there's an empty place in my heart
I need a compainion cube before it breaks apart
You better send on right away
Or GLaDOS, i
The Cold BotThe Cold Bot4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Oh. Well look at this, it's you.
Oh my, How have you been?
I've been busy, being dead.
(You know.) After you murdered me!
It's been a long long time you know,
I thought you might forget
We've both said things and some of which
you really will regret
But maybe we can try again,
speak bitter words no longer
put dif'rences behind us for,
the sciences, you monster
I will say though, that since you went
to all this trouble, pest,
to wake me up, I guess you really,
really love to test.
I love it too, you know that well,
but now there's one small thing
I hope that you aren't soured
when you find yourself falling!
Oh here we are. The furnace room.
Oh Please do watch your feet
don't trip over the parts that once
belonged inside of me.
Ah there it is, the portal gun,
just let me move this stuff
I hope you've brought your brains because
the new tests are quite tough.
It's protocol that I can't speak
to you during the tests,
but now we have a little time,
so speak, please be my guest.
Oh never min
Plastic MusingsPlastic Musings5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This place, an eye sore really. As most of you know this place seemed like a nirvana. A place better than the junk 'eap we'd 'ad before, if you've been keeping up. I's just a lumped mass of trash and stagnant waste. All the signs that this pathetic life is running out of places to "grow". I' all comes here, to my domain, my kingdom if you will.
I, Murdoc Niccals am keeper of all this. This place will be standing in the first picture taken of the world after it all goes to 'ell and it's 'eading there rather quickly I might add. No white flag will be raised, but I'll be 'ere. Laughing at what 'as become of all that once was, all that seemed so great, wonderful and promising.
Well, enough of that. Let's talk a little more about me and my discoveries, if you all don't mind.
Of course you don't.
My whole idea,and back to the whole end of the world ordeal,was to make a place that could stand the test of time. It's a par' of nature and then again it's no',and it is very creative. All I did wa
"The Cake is a Lie" Ch. II"The Cake is a Lie" Ch. II4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Goodbye, My Only Friend. Oh, Did You Think I Meant You?
The room he entered was considerably larger than any that he had previously encountered, and, as he could have guessed from those encounters, was mostly white, excluding a red large red button on the floor, and a light grey exit door to the left of it. Before he took his first step into the chamber, a series of panels opened beneath his feet, creating a series of stairs leading down to the red button. He approached it slowly, and stepped on it, causing the computerized voice to chime in once again. "This is an Aperture Science Super-Colliding Super-Button. It is commonly used to open exit doors or do other tasks that will, hopefully, aid you in solving these kinds of remedial tasks." The exit door then opened, and stayed open after he walked off of the button. The test seemed almost too easy, but he took it that the difficulty would not remain constant. Taking the wonderfully non-difficult way out, he saw another elevator, and
First You Will Be Baked...With her Companion Cube under her arm, Chell turned and started heading off into the wheat field without so much as a backwards glance at the shed. Good riddance, as far as she was concerned. She would be happy if she never heard the name Aperture again.First You Will Be Baked...4 years ago in Humor More Like This
But then she remembered something, and slowly came to a stop. Damn it.
There was no way she was leaving without her cake.
Turning around, she marched back to the shed. She set the cube on the ground, then balled her hand into a fist and knocked sharply on the door. There was no response, so she kept it up. GLaDOS would have to acknowledge her eventually.
And sure enough, after around ten minutes, there came a tired sigh from a camera that was attached to the side of the shed. Chell, having not seen the camera before, jumped in surprise and stopped knocking. She took a few steps back and faced it with a glare, placing her hands on her hips.
"Oh, what is it this time?" the AI sighed. "I thought I was finally rid of you. I l
SO GLaDOh... you're still running and trying to hide?SO GLaD4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Well I'm reconstructing science and I'm still alive.
Are you going to try to kill me and burn me again?
No surprise there. After all, you did the same to your only friend.
No reason to despair... Oh wait, there is. My bad.
Making sure you, , suffer will make me GLaD.
Try to understand already. No matter what you do you're always wrong
You're adopted and... well rounded. You should be happy the cake is gone.
But if you want to live, all I ask of you is a little compliance
Then I think we can put our differences behind us... for science...
Analysis of Wheatley-SpoilersAnalysis of Wheatley-Spoilers4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Yes, you know it was bound to come eventually. After all, he is a fan girl favorite. Anyway, I have a LOT to say about him, simply because he is the most textured and human (yes, even more then Chell) character in the game. Where to start? Well, as I played throughout the game I grew quite attached to him (putting myself into the position that during the testing I hadn't had any kind interaction, at all) and came to consider him as a comrade and companion during the grueling trial of escaping. Even so, some of the things he says throughout this first part do reveal that he has a sort of mild contempt and resentment for humans and is a bit selfish. Despite this, his transformation after the core transfer was so sudden and complete that even his mirth starts morphing into sadistic fit of laughter, followed soon after by vengeful transference of Glados into a potato. The fact that he reaches this boiling point after called a moron seems to indicate that he has some sort of infe
The Vampiress EncounterThe Vampiress EncounterThe Vampiress Encounter9 years ago in Horror More Like This
I saw her. After months of her stealthy stalking, I finally saw her. Her face was that of a long dead maiden, pale and sunken in. Her skin was as pale and transparent as mist. Long black hair dropped far below her shoulders, with inexplicable streaks of pure white. Dark green eyes flashed and burned, in anger, hatred, and pure blood lust.
She had curves as those of any woman, but her stance was that of a cat. A black corset covered her ghostly torso. Her arms were thin, but looked to be pulsing in power. Her hands were just as pale, if not more so, with long black fingernails. A long skirt covered her legs, but t'were split up her side to her hip. She stood, ready to pounce. Black boots were on her feet, and came nearly to her knee.
Her eyes still burned, dark and furious. Her cheekbones were high, and were flushed as if with rouge. Her lips were pulled back from angelically pure white teeth, two of which were longer than the others, and appeared to be white dag
If I Die Young Ch 1Trecia stared in amazement as Caine went through a warm up routine before his parkour match. His grace and speed rendered her simply awestruck; her jaw seemingly permanently affixed open. The slender brunette with the shy green eyes sat cross-legged on the cold, slightly damp concrete of a skate park on a rare dreary day in Los Angeles, California. The Washington native was no stranger to rain, but in the past few weeks she had seen none up until this point. Even the rain was warm to her. Her Cali-native boyfriend disagreed, but thought it was cute; the almost childish wonder she had when it came to experiencing the new weather. When he finished, he turned around, wiping his hands on the back of his black Nike track pants to see her eyes as wide as a doe's with her blondish lashes outlining them, her eyebrows pointed in wonder, her jaw still slack. She had barely even blinked as he knelt down in front of her, took her jaw in his hand and closed it. Once it was closed, he leaned in andIf I Die Young Ch 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Silent Ponyville 2 - Ending 6Silent Ponyville 2 - Ending 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ending: Face Your Fears
Unlock condition: View all the memories and encounter Pinkie and Rainbow Dash in the Otherworld.
Twilight was doing her best to understand what the three pictures before her meant. Each picture was a distorted mess of color and shapes. At times she thought she had been able to make out the vague shape of a pony or some other shape that she could identify as an object, but it quickly moved back into being a distorted blob.
"I can't make heads or tails of this." Twilight as groaning as she looked back and forth, "How exactly does this spell work? This is my second time doing it and I'm STILL confused." The book didn't explain any further than how to perform the spell and its purpose. Was it supposed to be easy to figure out? Should something have been obvious to her? There were no instructions on how to interpret the pictures, or what she could do to help!
It really seemed like she was purposely being kept out, as if she wasn't allowed to see what each of her frie
Starkit's Prophecy Parody - 1Well, here it was: the big day. Against all odds, Starkit had managed to survive until the day of her apprentice ceremony. All of the cats of ThunderClan had been abuzz about Starkit in the days leading up to the ceremony, wondering what Firestar would do, but now they would finally get to see for themselves.Starkit's Prophecy Parody - 14 years ago in Humor More Like This
The Clan had grown to accept the strange kit, but whether or not it was wise to let her take this step was the question that everyone was asking.
As the sun was rising, Firestar crept down from his den on the Highledge, heading to the nursery to speak with Dawn. The ginger tom noticed that the young queen was just waking up as he padded into the nursery.
"Dawn?" he asked, keeping his voice low. "Today's the day. Are you still sure that you want to go though with this?"
"Yes, Firestar," Dawn responded, looking back at him with determination in her eyes. "This is what I want for my kit."
Firestar sighed. He was sure that she was
Study of the Mind Delve Chap 1Study of the Mind DelveStudy of the Mind Delve Chap 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight threw her hooves up in frustration.
"WHY IS THIS SO COMPLICATED!?" Twilight groaned as she put the latest book she had been browsing through down. It too had yielded her no answers; she was squarely back where she had begun once again.
"You seem stressed Twilight, is this really that important?" Spike asked as he approached her quickly, placing a cup of her favorite tea down next to her.
"Thank you Spike." Twilight sighed softly levitating the cup up to her lips and taking a sip, starting to settle down again, "And it is. This spell is baffling me now. There's no indication in the book it comes from that suggests the spell is bad. Yet I have three separate testimonies that the spell shouldn't EVER be used again." Twilight rubbed her forehead carefully.
"Have you asked them why?" Spike asked curiously.
"Of course I have Spike. But " She took another sip of the tea as she thought about her friends reasons carefully, "Pi
Study of the Mind Delve Chap 2Chapter 2Study of the Mind Delve Chap 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Twilight? What are you doing?" Her mother asked looking down at the little filly who seemed to be nestled on a pillow surrounded by a fort made out of books.
"The munsters can't get me while I read now!" Filly Twilight spoke up in her young cheerful voice before sticking her nose back into the book and happily read away at her latest adventure.
Celestia stifled a giggle as the more adult Twilight who stood next to her blushed.
"I forgot how adorable you had been." Celestia commented.
"Ahaha yea " Twilight said trying to laugh her blush away. The ghostly image of that memory seemed to fade away and was replaced with another, this one a scene of Twilight's mother reading a book to filly Twilight.
This had been the scene since they had entered the building that looked just like her old home in Canterlot. Various images of memories past blinked in and out of existence, all of them Twilight's. Most in this house were just of her as a little filly, inter
Peripeteia: ProlougeThe hole is open. The story begins.Peripeteia: Prolouge4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sky is dark over the Everfree forest. There are stars that shine in the air, but they do not glitter. They seem painted on, mainly for show. They seem slightly wrong. Even the moon, caught between half and crescent as it wanes in time and fades away, seems strangely artificial, with a shape too bulky, and craters too big.
The Everfree forest seems natural enough, darkened to near blackness as it is, but it is strangely without sound. There is wind, as it blows at Force Three or Four, tugging at every branch and leaf, whistling as they undulate in the breeze. But the animals are absent. Nature seems silenced. As if all that grew, moved, thought and ate were at some secret place of worship. Or if they had fled from some great, powerful force of destruction.
A few leaves individually flit between the trees. Was that a rabbit, darting behind the tree? The grass bends and sways.
Then comes the step. Water parts and leaps, in the wake of the ste
Care IICare II3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Minerva must have fallen asleep because she was woken up by the sound of something glass hitting the ground.
Shooting up from the chair she grabbed her wand and looked wildly around the room. Still a bit groggy she walked across the room and stood by his bed trying to adjust to the light she cast a simple spell to reignite the fire.
Once she could see at least somewhat she began to examine him. Only to be almost knocked over when his arm shot out and tried to grab the glass of water from the side of the bed, nearly knocking over another one of the potion filled vials.
Minerva quickly caught the vial before turning to Severus.
"Severus, are you finally awake?"
Fevered black eyes stared back at him "no I'm sleeping with my eyes open, it's truly a useful skill." Minerva bristled really did he always have to be so sarcastic? It was fairly off settling.
"How are you feeling?"
Severus glared up at her "fine. Now you can go. Go back to your precious Gryffindor's surely they are lost wi
The Mane 6 Discuss SP3"Twilight broke out into loud, painful sobs into the small dragon's shoulder, her hooves holding him as close as she could."The Mane 6 Discuss SP33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Well girls, what did you think of this one?" Twilight (the designated reader) asked as she turned away from her laptop to look at her friends who were all currently lounging around Fluttershy's comfy cottage interior.
"I think you're being a total crybaby, Twilight." Rainbow Dash mocked, laughing at Twilight's fictional breakdown. Flying to the center of the room, she struck a purposefully overdone dramatic pose, and, as melodramatically as possible, moaned, "OH NO! It was ALIVE!" Dash threw her forelegs and towards the sky, her head following as she yelled the word alive. "But now it is DEAD!" At the word dead, she took own an exaggerated droopy posture. "I, Twilight Sparkle, egghead extraordinaire, HAVE KILLED IT! Oh, woe is me, I am a horrible, TERRIBLE, pony! Oh, this is just the WORST. POSSIBLE. THING!"
"I'm never going to hear the end of that, aren'