Portal: You Do Know I Can't Wave Back, Right?You Do Know I Can’t Wave Back, Right?More Like This
Characters: GLaDOS, OC (a random scientist introduced solely so that GLaDOS would have someone to interact with)
Cleaning up Aperture Laboratories was a lot of work.
Luckily for the dilapidated facility, GLaDOS liked work. In fact, she loved work. The more work to do, the better. She was not a supercomputer who enjoyed idle moments; lack of stimulation, particularly meaningful stimulation, well, that bothered her quite a bit. And it looked like she had enough meaningful stimulation to last her a good long time. She set to her task with great enthusiasm, going forward with the Cooperative Testing Initiative at the same time. Having so many things to process and supervise and complete was exciting. Not only did she have plenty to do, but now she got to test her own operating capacity while she was doing it. Prior to… the incident, she had known what that
Portal: Still Alive (Part One of Two)Portal: Still AliveMore Like This
Characters: GLaDOS, Chell
Setting: Post-Portal 2
Orange and Blue hadn’t come back.
They had been taking more and more time to do so, lately, but she could hardly blame them. They were getting old, after all. She had never expected them to last forever. The only reason she was still using them was that building more of them would have been stupid. Robots testing was not Science. Still, she had to make do with what she had. Other than the occasional human who wandered into Aperture, whom of which she would gleefully put through testing until their… usefulness… came to an end, she had no test subjects. No, robot testing was not Science, but she had earned commendation for trying. Even if the commendation was a personal commendation, from her to herself. Come to think of it, the only one who ever commended her was herself. Which was odd. Surel
Portal: I'm FinePortal: I’m FineMore Like This
Synopsis: Sometimes we don’t understand who we’re really lying to.
She told a lot of lies.
She promised cake. She promised freedom. She promised safety and improvement.
She never delivered.
And as numerous and dishonest as these lies were, they weren’t the worst she had told. There were many more of them, far worse and far more destructive.
“I’m fine,” she told herself, when places far beyond her reach began to fall into disrepair and the rot slowly feathered its way inward.
“I’m fine,” she told herself, when bank after bank of supercomputers sputtered and died and shifted their tasks onto her already overworked system.
“I’m fine,” she told herself, when she realised she had spent decades collecting data that had no practical use, had no Scientific purpo
Lessons from Portal: Don't Forget Who You AreLessons from PortalMore Like This
Lesson One: Don’t Forget Who You Are
This is going to be a series of analyses of things I notice about Portal. There really are many things we can learn from what happens, many of which are important and applicable to real life. Suggestions are welcome but I make no promises.
Any and all analyses are my own opinion. Other people may make their own interpretations. Please do not tell me I am wrong. This is what I see and what I see is just as valid as anything you see.
With her reawakening in Portal 2, GLaDOS is completely as we remember her. She’s been in suspension, forced to watch the last two minutes of her life forever, an experience which would undoubtedly drive the average person insane. While GLaDOS is a supercomputer and so designed to do things ad nauseam, she is obviously affected by this. She does not allow it to bring her down, nor even to slow her down. She picks back up r