I showed my mom Anita Sarkeesian’s Ted Talk and it reminded me to do this little comic I have been meaning to finish for weeks.
When I reached the Wheatley/GLaDoS switch in Portal 2, I was really hit with a lot of weird emotion, because I realized that it was really the first time Chell was talked about in third person, and the first time I’d really heard the game refer to her (and by extension, me) with lady pronouns (aside from the curiosity core’s brief “oh! you’re the lady from the test!”)
And I really felt the full effect of playing a non-sexualized game without any inherently gendered roles, costumes, or traits where, even though I wasn’t playing a character designed for cishet dudes to look at and enjoy, I still got to be a girl by default. I didn’t have to specify. I didn’t have to select any sort of gender box or a (very rare) playable girl character. I just got to be a girl. I wasn’t an outsider in this game, a rebel playing something meant for boys. I was playing something meant for me. I had a goddamn unisex jumpsuit and got to bounce around on abandoned science experiments, facing down an evil lady robot who was not a super sexy!fem!bot, and later teaming up with her to take down a common dude threat.
GLaDoS called me “she.” And it was awesome.
It’s been a looooongg time.
Wanna dress up like a Portal turret? Well now you can! Exclusively from Jinx.com
no seriously i really want this
This will be mine. Oh yes.
For a slideshow I had wanted to do. Sadly, I can’t pan in windows movie maker, and one real media killed the quality of the art. So! Here it is, you’ll just have to listen to the song and do the slideshow yourself until I can figure this out. I wanted to post the images separately anyways.
PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS: Lilium ( from Elfen Lied, preformed by Rockleetist )
Sorry for the inconvenience. Enjoy anyways?
i am now very glad my cats woke me up at FOUR IN THE AM so I could browse tumblr.
Wow, so many great concepts, really well executed! Wonderful stuff!
Still Alive from Portal, slowed down 800%
oh my god ;______;
This is… this is gorgeous.
Ladies and Gentlemen
Tumblr’s hymn for prayer
This is heavenly
This is … tingle-inducing. That’s really all I can say.
This is what Heaven sounds like.
GLaDOS (Portal) Cosplay by Aleksandra Bodler
My Portal Cake
Are you still there?
I still love you.
Chell’s an average test subject
Who never gets a break
She tests and tests and tests for just a
Whiff of tasty cake.
Years and years in cryosleep
Had left her rather dim
But a chipper little core came knocking on her door
And when she left with him
She found the OddPortals
(Gel and cubes!)
Door hack, tin shack, bird attack, “She’s back!”
lemonade, core brigade, faith plate, Chell betrayed
Turrets broke, tricky bloke, Johnson croaked, no joke!
She’ll find a way to save the day
With Fairly OddPortals!
CRYING FROM HAPPINESS.
I love the internet.
Steampunk + Portal. <3