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Carsten2010b
04-06-2011, 04:45 PM
Well, some of us thought it would happen, and they were right! :D I think this was the bridge thing Valve was talking about, I can't wait to see it this Friday! :D

http://comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160119p1.html

and this is the bridge that Valve has mentioned :D

"IGN Comics: Can you set up the comic's plot for us?

Michael Avon Oeming: All we want to say is that it fills the gap between the first and second game, while introducing a much-rumored yet never seen character. It's truly expanding the Portal world and narrative. I think we managed to touch on both the humor and subtle darkness of the game. Ted's never been known as a comedy writer, but there are some funny lines in there. "

Edit: Part One is out :)
http://comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160605p1.html

MrBellcaptain
04-06-2011, 04:49 PM
That is amazing .....

yourworldonfire
04-06-2011, 04:50 PM
oh dear... not what i wanted, it better be good!

Spritzzup
04-06-2011, 04:50 PM
Oh my goodness this is amazing

CWHunt456
04-06-2011, 04:54 PM
We finally know what Ratman looks like! :D
Made my day... wait... then what about the ARG that people are saying is filling the gap?

yourworldonfire
04-06-2011, 04:54 PM
for those wanting the actual comic pics and not the interview here are the quick links to those

http://media.comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160119/img_8356614.html
http://media.comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160119/img_8356618.html
http://media.comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160119/img_8356610.html
http://media.comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160119/img_8356620.html
http://media.comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160119/img_8356616.html

Norek
04-06-2011, 04:56 PM
Have some +rep, dude. :) Looking forward to that!

CWHunt456
04-06-2011, 05:00 PM
Oh so he's schizophrenic... that explains sooooooo much.

.Felix
04-06-2011, 05:00 PM
I KNEW IT! I want my five bucks.

yourworldonfire
04-06-2011, 05:03 PM
i want an actual print version of this, think it will be digital only? how will it be distributed?

SirPorkchop
04-06-2011, 05:03 PM
IGN Comics: Will the comic be detailing the background of Aperture Science at all?
Michael Avon Oeming: We won't find out GLaDOS's last name, but yes, we'll see a bit more behind the curtain. Not that we're saying there are curtains in Aperture, not officially anyway. But if there were, what would that mean?
What?

yourworldonfire
04-06-2011, 05:04 PM
is that an intentional covering of Doug..... to throw the possibility of his name being Dougtato haha

Danno197
04-06-2011, 05:05 PM
Sooo If THIS is supposed to be the bridge between portal and portal 2 was the potato ARG just a distraction?

CWHunt456
04-06-2011, 05:05 PM
What?

He is trying to say the story won't go super deep into Aperture to the point where you figure out stuff that really isn't there. Like GLaDOS' last name, it doesn't exist.

Carsten2010b
04-06-2011, 05:05 PM
Oh so he's schizophrenic... that explains sooooooo much.
Well GLaDOS did say in Chamber 17 that "The symptoms most commonly produced by Enrichment Center testing are superstition, perceiving inanimate objects as alive, and hallucinations." Which it looks like all three are in the preview. :)

SirPorkchop
04-06-2011, 05:06 PM
He is trying to say the story won't go super deep into Aperture to the point where you figure out stuff that really isn't there. Like GLaDOS' last name, it doesn't exist.

Ah right, makes sense.

yourworldonfire
04-06-2011, 05:07 PM
hope we find out if he himself was actually being put through the tests

.Felix
04-06-2011, 05:10 PM
Also, these comics are...disturbing...I love them.

slipperywhenwet
04-06-2011, 05:11 PM
Can't wait.

Maybe these will distract us for the next week and 6 days...

TheJaneite
04-06-2011, 05:12 PM
I'm so excited... And I just can't hide it! :p

Woohoo! More Chell!

yourworldonfire
04-06-2011, 05:12 PM
Can't wait.

Maybe these will distract us for the next week and 6 days...

hoping so!

slipperywhenwet
04-06-2011, 05:15 PM
hope we find out if he himself was actually being put through the tests

He probably was.

Unlike Chell, who is a test subject, he is clearly (both in appearance and according to background info) a scientist. Notice his lab coat. However, GLaDOS is said to have forced everyone into testing after she was given the morality core.

.Felix
04-06-2011, 05:15 PM
http://uk.comics.ign.com/dor/articles/1160119/expanding-the-world-of--portal-2/images/all-about-valves-portal-2-comic-20110406032434495.html?page=mediaFull
Functioning link to all the pics.

TheJaneite
04-06-2011, 05:16 PM
And more literary quotes! I spy Macbeth :D

GLaDOSv3.11
04-06-2011, 05:30 PM
Oh now I'm excited! Although, I'm not the biggest fan of that art style.

MrBellcaptain
04-06-2011, 05:34 PM
Oh now I'm excited! Although, I'm not the biggest fan of that art style.

I think the art style is a view from Doug Rattmann himself. He has the standard real life view that we all see, his psychotic view that involves the weighted companion cube as his subconscious, and then a combination of both. I personally love it, it adds a depth to Doug and gives more to the personality we saw scribbled on the walls in Portal 1.

LittleLostRobot
04-06-2011, 05:36 PM
Is this the result of the ARG?

SnowCanary
04-06-2011, 05:40 PM
Is this the result of the ARG?

I hate to say it, but that would be the most deflating end to all of this imaginable.

Francis_4_Dead
04-06-2011, 05:43 PM
One thing I noticed while reading the article is this:

The wall writing in the last panel of this picture (http://media.comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160119/img_8356616.html) has the same drawing on the left side of the wall on this picture (http://pc.ign.com/dor/objects/14237322/portal-2/images/portal-2-20110113030451143.html)

Carsten2010b
04-06-2011, 05:49 PM
Yah, I noticed that too. Wonder how the room broke apart though, an earthquake, panels, maybe it'll be revealed in the comic :)

pickle129
04-06-2011, 05:49 PM
Not to be a critic, I rather dislike this comic. The art style is great but to me, it feels too serious and Un-Portal like. By removing Chell and GLaDOS' influence, it just seems odd. While I know that the comic is not finished and those are simply the first pages, IGN's report doesn't make me feel better. The humor is lacking and the comic is simply insane, but not in the hidden dark-humorish way that portal was. While I had hoped we would have learned more about Ratman, I think his character is the kind that should always stay unseen, since he is faceless and simply the one who left you messages. It added to Aperture Science's mystery.

I really really really really like how we got to see the test chamber before it broke down. That's something I would love to see more of.

---
In a quick sum up- it feels like an acid trip.

niklas1395
04-06-2011, 05:54 PM
I feel like this comic will be deep and meaningful....I love it!

GLaDOSv3.11
04-06-2011, 05:57 PM
I think the art style is a view from Doug Rattmann himself. He has the standard real life view that we all see, his psychotic view that involves the weighted companion cube as his subconscious, and then a combination of both. I personally love it, it adds a depth to Doug and gives more to the personality we saw scribbled on the walls in Portal 1.

I did like the psychoticness of it, but I thought the face needed a different style. But I'm inclined to specific styles in comics, and therefore biased.

CWHunt456
04-06-2011, 06:04 PM
Man, I finally looked at every picture after changing my pants like 50 times.

yourworldonfire
04-06-2011, 06:10 PM
Man, I finally looked at every picture after changing my pants like 50 times.

+rep +rep +rep.... wait wth? that joke is sooo old

CWHunt456
04-06-2011, 06:13 PM
+rep +rep +rep.... wait wth? that joke is sooo old

Doesn't stop me from using it! ;)

Kyari05
04-06-2011, 06:18 PM
ITT: gamers once again revert to the stereotype of complaining about something that hasn't been released yet.

Cymen90
04-06-2011, 06:19 PM
oh dear... not what i wanted, it better be good!

WHAT MORE COULD YOU HAVE WANTED?!?!

slipperywhenwet
04-06-2011, 06:21 PM
WHAT MORE COULD YOU HAVE WANTED?!?!

This!

It has a great style that looks as insane as the Rattmann probably sees things. AND it's 100% canon as all the artists and writers are Portal 2 team members (Chet, Erik, etc.)

Cymen90
04-06-2011, 06:21 PM
Oh so he's schizophrenic... that explains sooooooo much.

We knew that years ago...he wrote it one the walls himself...

tastysushifish
04-06-2011, 06:22 PM
WHAT MORE COULD YOU HAVE WANTED?!?!

a flying cake filled unicorn pinyata covered in fish shaped byproducts singing "still alive".

slipperywhenwet
04-06-2011, 06:22 PM
I did like the psychoticness of it, but I thought the face needed a different style. But I'm inclined to specific styles in comics, and therefore biased.

Rattmann is insane, I suppose we are supposed to see things the way he sees them, including himself.

I wonder if the style will change AFTER he takes his crazy pills...

P-body
04-06-2011, 06:24 PM
Are we going to have to pay for this?

Hombrelobo
04-06-2011, 06:25 PM
A month or so back when I was talking with a buddy about "the bridge"
these exact words were said:
"I hope it's not another video game cross over comic.".

I love comic books, but if this does happen to be "the bridge", then it's very anti-climatic.

Either way, the interview was a nice read and the art direction looks great, so I will be picking this up when it becomes available...which leads to my question:

Anyone know the release date for this thing? I can't find any mention of it anywhere.

My guess would be on the 13th or the 20th since comic books are released on Wednesdays.

GLaDOSv3.11
04-06-2011, 06:27 PM
Rattmann is insane, I suppose we are supposed to see things the way he sees them, including himself.

I wonder if the style will change AFTER he takes his crazy pills...

As I said, I am stylistically biased and prefer 'cleaner' images, such as those you'd find in newspaper comics like Calvin and Hobbes(my personal favorite) and Manga(such as DN Angel).

Drewsko
04-06-2011, 06:28 PM
The Companion Cube spoke.

Sure, it was just the product of the hallucinations of a madman, but still.

It. Just Spoke.

The fans are really going to go nuts now. And be watching their kitchens for missing knives.

Kyari05
04-06-2011, 06:30 PM
Anyone know the release date for this thing? I can't find any mention of it anywhere

OP and article both said Friday

EDIT: does it feel like, perhaps, all of GlaDOS's speech in Chamber 17 was entirely about Rattman? And that just maybe, he's actually the only other one to go through testing after GlaDOS was activated?

dest747
04-06-2011, 06:31 PM
...Dammit, I have to change my pants again. I'M RUNNING OUT OF PANTS, VALVE!

super31
04-06-2011, 06:32 PM
The Companion Cube spoke.

Sure, it was just the product of the hallucinations of a madman, but still.

It. Just Spoke.

The fans are really going to go nuts now. And be watching their kitchens for missing knives.

Talking companion cube ftw.

Hombrelobo
04-06-2011, 06:34 PM
OP and article both said Friday
Edit: Just saw your post. damn.

Comic is set to go online April 8th, for those of you who didn't know.

I found that information here,
http://valvearg.info/wiki/Portal_2

CWHunt456
04-06-2011, 06:40 PM
...Dammit, I have to change my pants again. I'M RUNNING OUT OF PANTS, VALVE!

Sorry, already used that joke! :p ;)

Kyari05
04-06-2011, 06:41 PM
Edit: Just saw your post. damn.

Comic is set to go online April 8th, for those of you who didn't know.

I found that information here,
http://valvearg.info/wiki/Portal_2

Just by way of goodwill, I didn't mean anything bad. I'm just always really ... terse :D . Terrible trait when it bleeds to online speech, I know. And I usually cull quotes down to help pinpoint exactly what I'm responding to.

Darth Silver
04-06-2011, 06:48 PM
I'm interested, but this suggests to me that Ratman won't actually be in the game.

Also, the "bridge" should have been explained in-game as well. Ah well.

CWHunt456
04-06-2011, 06:49 PM
Wait I just realized it said Part 1! There's more than 1? Awesome...

GLaDOSv3.11
04-06-2011, 06:56 PM
I'm interested, but this suggests to me that Ratman won't actually be in the game.

Also, the "bridge" should have been explained in-game as well. Ah well.

He's been confirmed dead in PORTAL 2.

slipperywhenwet
04-06-2011, 07:04 PM
He's been confirmed dead in PORTAL 2.

This.

Way back in March 2010.

SnowCanary
04-06-2011, 07:07 PM
I hoped it would fit the style of the L4D or TF2 comics, but whatever. This works just as well!

HL2Epthree
04-06-2011, 07:26 PM
Absolutely amazing. Not what I expected but Epic anyways.

HL2Epthree
04-06-2011, 07:34 PM
This.

Way back in March 2010.

You're right but I don't really understand why he says "Can she truly be awake after all this time?" Was she in stasis for a long time? Like she was centuries after the end of Portal? WOW

"The end is finally upon us" This has to be the end of Portal. A few months ago one of the developers said "Is a character who watches you even if you don't see him"

slipperywhenwet
04-06-2011, 07:36 PM
More moon cycles to the left: http://www.halflife2.net/news_images/201104/1302133447_comic2.jpg

You're right but I don't really understand why he says "Can she truly be awake after all this time."

"The end is finally upon us" This has to be the end of Portal. Early one of the developers said "Is a character who watches you even if you don't see him"

It is Portal 1 times. "After all this time" is because it was still a while (10 or 20 years, iirc) after GLaDOS took over that Portal 1 takes place, and Chell was in the Stasis Pod all that time.

slipperywhenwet
04-06-2011, 07:40 PM
I just realized how engagingly serious this comic is.

UruD'nial
04-06-2011, 07:42 PM
He's been confirmed dead in PORTAL 2.

But in a subsequent E3 interview, someone asked if Rattmann would still be alive in Portal 2, and Erik Wolpaw said something like "You think you want me to answer that, but in fact, you don't."

slipperywhenwet
04-06-2011, 07:44 PM
But in a subsequent E3 interview, someone asked if Rattmann would still be alive in Portal 2, and Erik Wolpaw said something like "You think you want me to answer that, but in fact, you don't."

http://www.biojobblog.com/uploads/image/The%20Plot%20Thickens%20sml.jpg

Frito
04-06-2011, 07:51 PM
Neato, can't wait!

Norek
04-06-2011, 07:52 PM
I hoped it would fit the style of the L4D or TF2 comics, but whatever. This works just as well!

It would. The flashback scenes are just different style, as stated in the interview.

Platinum attack
04-06-2011, 08:07 PM
>Rattman goes into stasis.
>Find him in portal 2.

EDIT: Jk, I know he's dead. But can't wait to read this comic.

youknow
04-06-2011, 08:24 PM
Reality is a story the mind tells itself.

I love that line.

The art style of this one is stunning. This might be my favorite Valve comic yet.

Box Turret
04-06-2011, 08:37 PM
"Not that we're saying there are curtains in Aperture..."
Don't they know Aperture's long and illustrious history starting as a shower curtain manufacturer? Next to Cave's distorted view of the passage of time it's the best part of their back story in my opinion.

mariobro123587
04-06-2011, 08:42 PM
Is the guy in the labcoat Rattman or some guy we don't know about?
I'm confused.

slipperywhenwet
04-06-2011, 08:44 PM
"Not that we're saying there are curtains in Aperture..."
Don't they know Aperture's long and illustrious history starting as a shower curtain manufacturer? Next to Cave's distorted view of the passage of time it's the best part of their back story in my opinion.

...that was the joke. Recently Valve has been saying things like "Aperture started as a curtain company. We may or may not bring that up in game" and stuff like that.

P-body
04-06-2011, 08:49 PM
Is the guy in the labcoat Rattman or some guy we don't know about?
I'm confused.

He's Rattman with more hair, a beard, and a lab coat.

SGilley
04-06-2011, 08:54 PM
The picture of him taking the pills with his mouth like that scared the hell out of me. *shudders*

slipperywhenwet
04-06-2011, 08:56 PM
The picture of him taking the pills with his mouth like that scared the hell out of me. *shudders*

All part of the art direction.

Platinum attack
04-06-2011, 09:12 PM
I like that in the panel of him taking the pills the bottom half is shaped like a pill bottle.

Holy ♥♥♥♥, did anyone else notice that it shifts from his messed up vision to reality in one of the panels? He looks like a meth addict.

Edit2: Well, they both look like addicts, but the one in reality looks like a socially awkward person too.

yourworldonfire
04-06-2011, 09:34 PM
i'm so excited for the next 48 hours to go by

Thursday's GTTV: New footage of the game
Friday IGN: Comic of the Bridge!

Can life get any better? I submit that it cannot, well at least until Portal 2 is released :)

Disapproval
04-06-2011, 09:34 PM
I like that in the panel of him taking the pills the bottom half is shaped like a pill bottle.

Holy ♥♥♥♥, did anyone else notice that it shifts from his messed up vision to reality in one of the panels? He looks like a meth addict.

Edit2: Well, they both look like addicts, but the one in reality looks like a socially awkward person too.
He's psychotic. Hence the Antipsychotic medication. He hasn't been taking his pills since GLaDOS took over and was saving the last dose for when "The End Times" come.

WAIT WAIT WAIT, where does it say that GTTV will have new footage?

squijee
04-06-2011, 09:36 PM
i want!

Platinum attack
04-06-2011, 09:41 PM
I kind of figured out the psychotic part. In terms of looking badass, the psychotic version looks better.

CWHunt456
04-06-2011, 09:42 PM
Putting cameras in the cameras... Genius.

CWHunt456
04-06-2011, 09:43 PM
And also post the time that GTTV is supposed to air tomorrow.

1:00 A.M. On Friday morning. Like they usually are.

Andy03
04-06-2011, 09:44 PM
1:00 A.M. On Friday morning. Like they usually are.

Ah, I deleted it to late. I saw the promo just a second ago.

Rep+ for effort of typing.

GLaDOSv3.11
04-06-2011, 09:54 PM
Ha... Tier 3 developed from a Portal comic I wrote...

Kat's name was Misti, though, and she had two companions(a malfunctioned turret simply called Turii, and a robot similar to Atlas called... I don't remember what I called him...) but the basic storyline was similar....

yourworldonfire
04-06-2011, 10:04 PM
1:00 A.M. On Friday morning. Like they usually are.

Friday 1:00 AM EST may i add

super31
04-06-2011, 10:06 PM
Wait....in Rattman's "normal" vision, there are fellow scientists around him. Does this mean the "end" takes place before Portal 1, or prior to GLaDOS' activation?

Doctor Nuriel
04-06-2011, 10:44 PM
Wait....in Rattman's "normal" vision, there are fellow scientists around him. Does this mean the "end" takes place before Portal 1, or prior to GLaDOS' activation?

It's a flashback.

super31
04-06-2011, 10:45 PM
It's a flashback.

Ah. Seems pretty early for the end.

NormanDPlume
04-06-2011, 11:45 PM
!!! Ooo, how exciting! I love a good comic and this has all the things I like in one so far. Very unexpected, but I think it's great. Can't wait to get my hands on it. :)

Gatitus
04-07-2011, 05:15 AM
http://uk.comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160119p1.html

sorry if its old, or already posted

Pixit
04-07-2011, 05:16 AM
Kewl!

Soulkeeper
04-07-2011, 05:18 AM
This thread (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1824707) beat you to it.

Shaprepenr
04-07-2011, 05:19 AM
Anyone know about the distribution? Is it gonna be digital or physical? And what about pricing?

dj-corny
04-07-2011, 05:22 AM
I think it will be like the Left4Dead comic on a special website through the P2 blog... for free and in different languages

Shaprepenr
04-07-2011, 05:23 AM
I think it will be like the Left4Dead comic on a special website through the P2 blog... for free and in different languages
Sweet, thanks dj-corny. Yeah I'm not a fan of L4D so I didn't know exactly what they did. Pretty excited about this comic though! :D

Pixit
04-07-2011, 05:28 AM
I think it will be like the Left4Dead comic on a special website through the P2 blog... for free and in different languages

Oh yeah, the one that was supposed to bridge Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2.

The drawings were a bit off, but I liked that. I'm sure I'll like this even more :)

P-body
04-07-2011, 06:14 AM
Yes. FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
<3 VALVe

SomeBritishDude
04-07-2011, 06:40 AM
Wow, this looks great. Really loving the art style, been reading a lot of Neil Gaimans the Sandman recently and the dream like quality of the art is very simular to this. Looks great. Already loving the writing too, especially Rattmans inner dialogue.

"We put cameras in the cameras"
"Genius!"

Even if this is free online I'm kind of hoping Valve release a physical copy, I'd love to have this on my shelf.

TygerSport
04-07-2011, 07:08 AM
Now I have something tide over my wait for the next aperture investment oppurtunity video, which will help tide over my wait for Portal 2!

I really love how the cube speaks. Thats just plain epic. I'm so glad it wasn't the ARG that tied the two games together.

Tulio
04-07-2011, 07:26 AM
Whoa, this style is so strong. Love it!

Doctor Nuriel
04-07-2011, 11:54 AM
:D 5char (http://doctornuriel.deviantart.com/#/d3df2nw) <-

takz
04-07-2011, 12:06 PM
Images links don't seem to work quite properly. If you want to see the full-size images, click on them under the "Latest images" tab ;)

iphicrates
04-07-2011, 03:37 PM
I did like the psychoticness of it, but I thought the face needed a different style. But I'm inclined to specific styles in comics, and therefore biased.
what, would you have appreciated it if it was done manga-style?

ugh

Doctor Nuriel
04-07-2011, 03:43 PM
While manga is nice, it just wouldn't have worked for the style of Portal.

SnowCanary
04-07-2011, 03:59 PM
I'll be playing this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe9PSliDG4M) while I'm reading the comic.

TygerSport
04-07-2011, 04:14 PM
what, would you have appreciated it if it was done manga-style?

ugh

Indeed. I'm getting a liitle tired of seeing only manga human versions of GLaDOS as the only fan art online.

I'll be playing this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe9PSliDG4M) while I'm reading the comic.

Best. Song. Ever. (well, maybe Still Alive...)

Snorkel
04-07-2011, 04:33 PM
So cool!

truffula_tree
04-07-2011, 04:44 PM
Not to be a critic, I rather dislike this comic. The art style is great but to me, it feels too serious and Un-Portal like. By removing Chell and GLaDOS' influence, it just seems odd. While I know that the comic is not finished and those are simply the first pages, IGN's report doesn't make me feel better. The humor is lacking and the comic is simply insane, but not in the hidden dark-humorish way that portal was. While I had hoped we would have learned more about Ratman, I think his character is the kind that should always stay unseen, since he is faceless and simply the one who left you messages. It added to Aperture Science's mystery.

I really really really really like how we got to see the test chamber before it broke down. That's something I would love to see more of.

---
In a quick sum up- it feels like an acid trip.

THIS.

Listen, I'm not 100% sure WHAT it is that puts me off this comic... the art is wonderful, the writing is great, I'm sure there'll be sufficient humor- but... I don't know, I always liked the way that Rattman was sort of left up to the viewer's imagination. =/ That's part of what made Portal so great: it's ability to give you just enough to stimulate the imagination and fuel the possibilities, without necessarily ruling anything out.

I'll say this much: if it were me, I'd tear a leaf from Portal 2's book, in an effort to stay consistent, and have Rattman be represented by the 'orange-faced' stick figure in the six-panel room with the ASHPD.
Though I may eat my words! Who knows.

iphicrates
04-07-2011, 06:35 PM
Indeed. I'm getting a liitle tired of seeing only manga human versions of GLaDOS as the only fan art online.

This very much.
It's kind of nice to see something a bit more fresh and unique...

TygerSport
04-07-2011, 07:57 PM
Did anyone else notice the lunar phases on the first page after the cover? Is that moon achievement more story involved than we think?

CWHunt456
04-07-2011, 08:00 PM
Did anyone else notice the lunar phases on the first page after the cover? Is that moon achievement more story involved than we think?

It is involved with teddy bears? The last sign is circled around a teddy bear. Weird...

UnDefinedLegacy
04-07-2011, 08:01 PM
wait weren't bears apart of the new tf2 update?

GLaDOSv3.11
04-07-2011, 09:12 PM
Indeed. I'm getting a liitle tired of seeing only manga human versions of GLaDOS as the only fan art online.



Best. Song. Ever. (well, maybe Still Alive...)

Hey people draw what they want. You don't like what they draw, then go do something yourself that you do like. Because other people aren't going to be all 'Oh, some people don't like my art even though a lot of people do so I'll do what the critics want' because that's just stupid. I don't know about other artists, but I'm going to draw whatever the hell I want with no regard whatsoever to other peoples opinions on what I should and shouldn't draw.

Sorry, just telling it the way it is :)

TygerSport
04-07-2011, 09:16 PM
Hey people draw what they want. You don't like what they draw, then go do something yourself that you do like. Because other people aren't going to be all 'Oh, some people don't like my art even though a lot of people do so I'll do what the critics want' because that's just stupid. I don't know about other artists, but I'm going to draw whatever the hell I want with no regard whatsoever to other peoples opinions on what I should and shouldn't draw.

Sorry, just telling it the way it is :)

I understand. I'm just saying its nice to see other art styles besides the all-too-common manga theme I constantly see. Its like watching a TV series over and over with a similar plot. The episodes aren't bad, but it's just great to see something different once in awhile.

GLaDOSv3.11
04-07-2011, 09:19 PM
Alright. I know many people don't quite understand manga. I like it though. It's kind of funny because you have to be interested in it to be able to pick out different styles(yandare, yaoi, shonen, shojou, different art forms like chibi...)

Personally, I find it more expressive than other comics and that's what I love about it. I never have a doubt as to what each character is feeling.

I have tried other forms, but I'm best at manga and anime because I like it most.

TygerSport
04-07-2011, 09:25 PM
Once again, not hating on the art style. I actually enjoy some of your pictures. It's just that I like a variety of ideas. Sorry if that first post seemed too snappy.

By the way, is there a thread made yet for everyone to just post their fan art? I've seen individuals post theirs up, but not like a big bulletin board where everyone can pass around their ideas and stylings in one thread.

RockMySocks10
04-07-2011, 09:35 PM
I want this whole comic, in paper, now!

Andy03
04-07-2011, 09:38 PM
I want this whole comic, in paper, now!

I tried to reading that without a Jonah Jameson voice in my head.


It didn't work.

CWHunt456
04-07-2011, 09:47 PM
I tried to reading that without a Jonah Jameson voice in my head.


It didn't work.

What about if you added a bit to it?

Parker, I want this whole comic, in paper, now!
With photos...

iphicrates
04-07-2011, 09:55 PM
Hey people draw what they want. You don't like what they draw, then go do something yourself that you do like. Because other people aren't going to be all 'Oh, some people don't like my art even though a lot of people do so I'll do what the critics want' because that's just stupid. I don't know about other artists, but I'm going to draw whatever the hell I want with no regard whatsoever to other peoples opinions on what I should and shouldn't draw.

Sorry, just telling it the way it is :)

No one's telling you to change anything.
It just doesn't mean we have to appreciate the clutter of it.
in my personal opinion manga does not collide well with the portal universe, as does anything anime-like.
Portal is very symmetrical and toneful while anime and manga are very cartoony, and...cutesy. I'm not saying they can't be either/or, but all i've seen here is "let's make GlaDOS as cute as ♥♥♥♥" so far.

GLaDOSv3.11
04-07-2011, 10:20 PM
Once again, not hating on the art style. I actually enjoy some of your pictures. It's just that I like a variety of ideas. Sorry if that first post seemed too snappy.

By the way, is there a thread made yet for everyone to just post their fan art? I've seen individuals post theirs up, but not like a big bulletin board where everyone can pass around their ideas and stylings in one thread.

I should post one...

Anyway, I completely respect your opinion! And it wasn't snappy, I've just been getting lots of criticism for the style I'm using instead of the quality of my art so I felt the need to give my two pence


@Iphicrates-

Ah, the GLaDOS android I draw is my Internet persona... GLaDOSv3.11(or me) is GLaDOS's mobile unit. We are the same entity within two bodies.

In other words, while obviously you can't see that in my art, the idea is that the android and the GLaDOS hanging from the ceiling are both active simultaneously, making my 'human GLaDOS' pictures really more of GLaDOS's alternate body.

The reasoning behind the design all lies within the meaning of GLaDOS's name. Princess. Also, as seen in Portal, she has a rather drama queen teenager aspect of her. Finally, in the creation of her voice, VALVe used an older woman's voice and raised the formant so it sounds as though it's coming from a child's throat. Putting that together, you have an adult in a child's body with a teenage mentality. In between would be the teenager, so that's what I'm drawing from.

And she's kind of cute because who is going to make themselves an ugly android? Also, she can look pretty creepy under the right circumstances.

GLaDOSv3.11
04-07-2011, 11:44 PM
Oh, and if anyone actually literally DESPISES my fanart.... Calm down! It could be a lot worse! (http://awfulfanart.com/)

simonli2575
04-07-2011, 11:46 PM
It's Friday already

NormanDPlume
04-08-2011, 12:10 AM
Not here in Seattle where Valve lives. :D You've got about 45 minutes to go (assuming the comic is released at midnight).

P-body
04-08-2011, 04:49 AM
Not here in Seattle where Valve lives. :D You've got about 45 minutes to go (assuming the comic is released at midnight).

I want to be you. Have you visited their studios?

LiotkSa
04-08-2011, 05:01 AM
Is there an hour when it should release?

SGilley
04-08-2011, 05:04 AM
Is there an hour when it should release?

10:00, maybe? :) I know that they don't release stuff at midnight.

UnDefinedLegacy
04-08-2011, 05:28 AM
I thought they usually released stuff around 5 their time

xcooler777x
04-08-2011, 05:30 AM
VALVe time. Nuff said. This comic will be released tomorrow, truth to be told.

slipperywhenwet
04-08-2011, 05:32 AM
VALVe time. Nuff said. This comic will be released tomorrow, truth to be told.

Considering its done and in IGNs hands to post I say your wrong. Id say your wrong anyway but now even more so.

slipperywhenwet
04-08-2011, 05:33 AM
I thought they usually released stuff around 5 their time

Valve, although its ign posting it, usually releases things at 10 am their time.

Avoidist
04-08-2011, 05:35 AM
Which, if true, would mean another 10 hours from now?

slipperywhenwet
04-08-2011, 05:36 AM
Which, if true, would mean another 10 hours from now?

5 and a half. Its 4:30 currently for them. But, as I said, IGNComics are the ones posting it, which could mean earlier or later.

scarecrow007
04-08-2011, 06:56 AM
I want my comicz!

Disapproval
04-08-2011, 09:06 AM
It's tomorrow today, where is it? :(

slipperywhenwet
04-08-2011, 09:07 AM
It's tomorrow today, where is it? :(

Its only 8 am PST. Patience.

alehm
04-08-2011, 09:14 AM
This is awesome. I remember being a wee little kid and my dad had ordered an Atari 2600 game called "Yars Revenge". It came through the mail and I opened it and it came with a comic. I opened it up and read the story and remember at that point being so ready to play the actual game and be part of the story. To my knowledge not many games ever did the same thing. Glad to see Valve keeping it up.

Doctor Nuriel
04-08-2011, 09:16 AM
So, how long until the comic will likely be online? :D

proudjon
04-08-2011, 09:25 AM
This is getting good. Counting the days and the hours for the comic.

Dark Flesh
04-08-2011, 10:05 AM
Wheres the Commic :( ??
Its 6 PM in Germany ...

P-body
04-08-2011, 10:09 AM
It's about 9am at VALVe HQ.

JimyJohn
04-08-2011, 10:26 AM
Wheres the Commic :( ??
Its 6 PM in Germany ...

ever hear of timezones

Fullmetal691
04-08-2011, 10:27 AM
ever hear of timezones

lol, by my calculation its about 9:30 in VALVe's timezone.

murdermajig
04-08-2011, 10:34 AM
Is anyone gonna print a copy?

RockMySocks10
04-08-2011, 10:47 AM
Is anyone gonna print a copy?

I would if ink wasn't so expensive, haha. Hopefully they will eventually release it in paperback form.

Angry Kittens
04-08-2011, 10:50 AM
So it should out in about 10 minutes?

signfang
04-08-2011, 10:53 AM
May I ask if these are all the pages does it concerened?

sorry for bad english. :)

Dark Flesh
04-08-2011, 11:35 AM
Hey so what is with the Comic?
Is it up already?

truffula_tree
04-08-2011, 11:38 AM
Hey so what is with the Comic?
Is it up already?

Mmm, my thoughts exactly. >=/

It appears that we're operating on Valve time, here. It's roughly quarter to 2 o'er here in NY, which means it's uh... (counts on fingers) quarter to 11 over there.

What the ♥♥♥♥, Valve. :rolleyes:

P-body
04-08-2011, 12:01 PM
Mmm, my thoughts exactly. >=/

It appears that we're operating on Valve time, here. It's roughly quarter to 2 o'er here in NY, which means it's uh... (counts on fingers) quarter to 11 over there.

What the ♥♥♥♥, Valve. :rolleyes:

Might not be VALVe's fault. Also, we weren't given more than the day of release...It could be at 11:59:59 PM for all we know.

danm36
04-08-2011, 12:32 PM
Isn't it IGN releasing it, not Valve?

Cake21
04-08-2011, 12:42 PM
Isn't it IGN releasing it, not Valve?

.....

slipperywhenwet
04-08-2011, 12:44 PM
Isn't it IGN releasing it, not Valve?

Yarp.

(Hot Fuzz reference :D)

GLaDOSv3.11
04-08-2011, 12:55 PM
I'm going to watch Hot Fuzz soon... It's supposed to be good! I just watched Live Free or Die Hard.

Motanum
04-08-2011, 12:58 PM
Is it out yet? I've been in class all day.

64BitHell
04-08-2011, 12:59 PM
I believe so.

See below.

http://comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160605p1.html

64BitHell
04-08-2011, 01:00 PM
http://comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160605p1.html

Dark Flesh
04-08-2011, 01:02 PM
http://comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160605p1.html

THX :D!!!
Going to read it NOW...

SeizureDude
04-08-2011, 01:07 PM
http://comics.ign.com/articles/116/1160605p1.html

This is it!

Carsten2010b
04-08-2011, 01:08 PM
Oh my god, that was awesome! :D I can't wait until Monday now! :D :)

CWHunt456
04-08-2011, 01:08 PM
What the? (http://media.comics.ign.com/media/105/105745/img_8359703.html)

Why is there an H.E.V. suit thing on the wall?

Dark Flesh
04-08-2011, 01:08 PM
OHH CMON .. the first 4-6 Pics are from the Interview so its just Half the Fun :(
..
But Hey .. we saw the Robot who Dragged us Back.

Fullmetal691
04-08-2011, 01:10 PM
Well GLaDOS did say in Chamber 17 that "The symptoms most commonly produced by Enrichment Center testing are superstition, perceiving inanimate objects as alive, and hallucinations." Which it looks like all three are in the preview. :)

"The Enrichment Center reminds you that the Weighted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you and, in fact, cannot speak. In the event that the Weighted Companion Cube does speak, the Enrichment Center urges you to disregard its advice."

Rumina
04-08-2011, 01:11 PM
What the? (http://media.comics.ign.com/media/105/105745/img_8359703.html)

Why is there an H.E.V. suit thing on the wall?

I saw that too... very confused now.

64BitHell
04-08-2011, 01:12 PM
There is some binary in one of the pages.

http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/116/1160605/exlusive-read-portal-2-part-1-20110408101015617-000.jpg

binary reads

The Cake is a Lie

NanaPharcyde
04-08-2011, 01:13 PM
What the? (http://media.comics.ign.com/media/105/105745/img_8359703.html)

Why is there an H.E.V. suit thing on the wall?

The Gravity Gun is on the table as well! Opposite end to the Portal Gun!

datatoa
04-08-2011, 01:13 PM
am i the only one dissapointed with the format the comic has been posted in, it's all tiny and squinty, why couldn't valve host it, like the L4D one, dont get me wrong, i loved it, it was just a pain to read.

UnDefinedLegacy
04-08-2011, 01:15 PM
Great now we are going to see loads of RattmanxChell art soon

64BitHell
04-08-2011, 01:18 PM
The Gravity Gun is on the table as well! Opposite end to the Portal Gun!

I think so. It looks like it.

Rumina
04-08-2011, 01:19 PM
I think so. It looks like it.

I honestly can't decide whether it looks like it or my mind wants it to look like it.

L_A
04-08-2011, 01:22 PM
What the? (http://media.comics.ign.com/media/105/105745/img_8359703.html)

Why is there an H.E.V. suit thing on the wall?

Probably just an easter egg/reference to Half-Life. :)

Dark Flesh
04-08-2011, 01:25 PM
well..
Both are in de Same Universe.
and HEV just means Hazardus Environment Suite.
So APs Labs does something with Hazard Environment.. I guess.

dest747
04-08-2011, 01:26 PM
So the Party Escort Bot is a purple core. Whoa.

Stimich
04-08-2011, 01:26 PM
am i the only one dissapointed with the format the comic has been posted in, it's all tiny and squinty, why couldn't valve host it, like the L4D one, dont get me wrong, i loved it, it was just a pain to read.
You know you can click on the images to make them bigger, right?

rcw99
04-08-2011, 01:28 PM
In her personnell file it says 'Chell (Surname Redacted)'.
And then later theres a survey question:
'Essay Question 1-A. Why should Aperture Science accept you as a research volunteer, and would anyone file a police report if you went missing? HR Note: Subject refused to answer.'
So if Aperture wants to hire you to test, you better make sure you have friends who could file a police report!

.Felix
04-08-2011, 01:29 PM
Fantastic. The last page makes him look so cool.

KaneXLS
04-08-2011, 01:29 PM
I wonder if its wheatley who drags chell back in, assuming that the whole color sheme of that panel is purple

zarasash
04-08-2011, 01:31 PM
I wonder if its wheatley who drags chell back in, assuming that the whole color sheme of that panel is purple

Don't really think that Wheatley has arms, also the voice of the core that drags you kinda doesn't sound like Wheatley at all.

All0utWar
04-08-2011, 01:32 PM
Wait since there is H.E.V. stuff in there AND a health station would we be seeing these in Portal 2? Maybe not usable since our health regenerates but what if you get the H.E.V. suit? Swimming in the acid pit anyone?


Don't really think that Wheatley has arms, also the voice of the core that drags you kinda doesn't sound like Wheatley at all.

Oh and Zarasash you know they didn't have the voice actor back then and in story terms they could have removed his arms and changed his voice output. Then proceeded to erase his "memories" so that he can be Chell's best friend!

Fullmetal691
04-08-2011, 01:33 PM
Don't really think that Wheatley has arms, also the voice of the core that drags you kinda doesn't sound like Wheatley at all.

They didnt have the voice actor when they retconned the Party escort bot. But he doesnt have arms...

youknow
04-08-2011, 01:35 PM
Gravity Gun and H.E.V. charger? Wtf?

Tiz68
04-08-2011, 01:37 PM
Yeah but in Portal 2 Wheatley is helping you escape. Why would he drag you back just to help you escape. That makes no sense.

zarasash
04-08-2011, 01:38 PM
Wait since there is H.E.V. stuff in there AND a health station would we be seeing these in Portal 2? Maybe not usable since our health regenerates but what if you get the H.E.V. suit? Swimming in the acid pit anyone?




Oh and Zarasash you know they didn't have the voice actor back then and in story terms they could have removed his arms and changed his voice output. Then proceeded to erase his "memories" so that he can be Chell's best friend!

But who was there to change everything with Wheatley? I mean GLaDOS was dead from the portal 1 ending to the beginning of portal 2. Allthough I guess Ratmann could do it to help Chell.

CWHunt456
04-08-2011, 01:38 PM
Remember the Borealis pictures in the Episode 2 files? It had a picture with people that also appeared to work at Black Mesa. They may have "borrowed" the equipment, or gotten some blueprints for how to make the stuff.

SeizureDude
04-08-2011, 01:38 PM
Gravity gun spotted!

KaneXLS
04-08-2011, 01:40 PM
But who was there to change everything with Wheatley? I mean GLaDOS was dead from the portal 1 ending to the beginning of portal 2. Allthough I guess Ratmann could do it to help Chell.

ratman perhaps? he couldve deleted wheatleys memory and detached the arms

Forsaken Bacon
04-08-2011, 01:40 PM
They didnt have the voice actor when they retconned the Party escort bot. But he doesnt have arms...

Erik Wolpaw said they wrote Wheatley with Merchant's voice in mind. And I'm pretty sure they started writing Portal 2 before march 2010.

Disapproval
04-08-2011, 01:41 PM
THE PARTY ESCORT BOT IS NOT WHEATLEY,

There are multiple personality cores. Wheatley is not the only one, come on people.

truffula_tree
04-08-2011, 01:42 PM
I don't think that Party Escort Bot is Wheatley. Look at the color: it's purple. I'm beginning to see some serious paralleling with respect to color, especially after that one interview mentioning to look out for

Wheatley's relation to the Logic Core [he made specific mention of the fact that both the Logic Core and Wheatley have blue eyes]

And now the Purple P.E.B. and the morality core which is, also, purple?
I see what you did there, Valve...
...I think?

zarasash
04-08-2011, 01:42 PM
ratman perhaps? he couldve deleted wheatleys memory and detached the arms

Yes actually he could have, seeing how he probably will have died in the beginning of Portal 2 maybe he changed Wheatley's personality/ memories to help Chell when he was no longer able to?

Disapproval
04-08-2011, 01:43 PM
Yes actually he could have, seeing how he probably will have died in the beginning of Portal 2 maybe he changed Wheatley's personality/ memories to help Chell when he was no longer able to?
I hate you guys. They are not the same in any way shape or form. They just have the same look because ALL PERSONALITY CORES LOOK THE SAME, OH MY GOD IT'S AMAZING ISN'T IT.

KaneXLS
04-08-2011, 01:45 PM
I hate you guys.

do you have a problem? we are speculating here. if you have any proof that you are right, post it

zarasash
04-08-2011, 01:46 PM
I hate you guys. They are not the same in any way shape or form. They just have the same look because ALL PERSONALITY CORES LOOK THE SAME, OH MY GOD IT'S AMAZING ISN'T IT.

Still Wheatley could still have been reprogrammed by Ratmann to help Chell. Just because it's not the personality core that took Chell away doesn't mean that he didn't reprogram that one.

Disapproval
04-08-2011, 01:47 PM
People make dumb theories. I hate dumb.

But please go ahead.

KaneXLS
04-08-2011, 01:49 PM
People make dumb theories. I hate dumb.

no fun allowed?

stop liking what I dont like?

just because YOU think its dumb doesnt mean its dumb in general. notice how we always wrote 'could' 'should' or 'maybe'? we are not spouting stuff out like 'OMG X MUST BE LIKE Y'

SeizureDude
04-08-2011, 01:50 PM
If he took anti-psychotics why is he still talking to companion cube?
I'm confusled

CWHunt456
04-08-2011, 01:52 PM
If he took anti-psychotics why is he still talking to companion cube?
I'm confusled

Takes a bit to kick in.

P-body
04-08-2011, 01:55 PM
At first I thought "that's it? That was too short!" Then I saw that the second part comes out Monday, which isn't too far away.

SeizureDude
04-08-2011, 01:55 PM
Takes a bit to kick in.

Time between fire pit and GLaDOS destruction is not enough?

CWHunt456
04-08-2011, 01:56 PM
Time between fire pit and GLaDOS destruction is not enough?

Haha... good point. Maybe the cube really is alive! Even if it was saying it was the end of them if he took the pills. :eek:

SeizureDude
04-08-2011, 01:57 PM
Haha... good point. Maybe the cube really is alive! Even if it was saying it was the end of them if he took the pills. :eek:

Maybe it is a personality...

P-body
04-08-2011, 01:59 PM
Maybe his pills just take a while to really kick in? He's also been under the affect of his schizophrenia for a long time, I imagine.

Also, does anyone else wonder what's up with Chell's knee enhancements breaking? I thought they were surgically embedded into her, so I would have expected an injury after all of that damage...But I guess they did that to explain why she has boots instead in the next game.

.Felix
04-08-2011, 02:02 PM
I'm pretty sure that the cube doesn't exist, it's all in his mind. It said "this will be the end of us" when Rattman took pills and he's...floating.

CWHunt456
04-08-2011, 02:02 PM
Hoopy the Hoop is in the last slide! :D

P-body
04-08-2011, 02:10 PM
Hoopy the Hoop is in the last slide! :D

Nice find! I didn't notice.
+rep

Disapproval
04-08-2011, 02:11 PM
no fun allowed?

stop liking what I dont like?

just because YOU think its dumb doesnt mean its dumb in general. notice how we always wrote 'could' 'should' or 'maybe'? we are not spouting stuff out like 'OMG X MUST BE LIKE Y'
STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE

Also, yay hoopy. I'm hoping those Antipsychotics kick in by Part 2. This comic is only a 2 parter right?

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 02:12 PM
Also: the binary code in Chell's file translates to "The cake is a lie".

Forsaken Bacon
04-08-2011, 02:16 PM
Hoopy the Hoop is in the last slide! :D

Who/what is hoopy the hoop?

Voide_M
04-08-2011, 02:17 PM
Also: the binary code in Chell's file translates to "The cake is a lie".

Of course.

Lots of little nods to half life in here (grav gun, health and hev chargers.) I'm sure there're more.

Edit: Damn, I've got to check if someone else noticed things before I post...

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 02:17 PM
Who/what is hoopy the hoop?

Loopy the Hoop is the hoop that you can see falling down after GLaDOS' destruction during the scene where Chell's briefly outside the facility. Valve thought Loopy the Hoop would become a meme.

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 02:19 PM
Of course.

Lots of little nods to half life in here (grav gun, health and hev chargers.) I'm sure there're more.

Yeah. So if the comic is canon, the gravity gun already existed way back when. I used to think Mossman worked for Aperture (as she most likely did not get a job at Black Mesa and might have turned to Aperture instead) - so maybe that's where Eli and co got the idea from? I posted a thread about my theory once: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1329094&page=2

Forsaken Bacon
04-08-2011, 02:29 PM
Loopy the Hoop is the hoop that you can see falling down after GLaDOS' destruction during the scene where Chell's briefly outside the facility. Valve thought Loopy the Hoop would become a meme.

They did? How did they try to do that?

Doctor Nuriel
04-08-2011, 02:30 PM
If I remember correctly, the HEV had a ''tm'' next to its logo in HL1, implying it was developed by a third party that may have been developing it for multiple companies. If so, they probably made HEV suits and chargers for Aperture Science as well. Thus it makes sense for a charger to be there.

As for the Gravity Gun, I'm thinking maybe Mossman worked at AS after all.

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 02:32 PM
If I remember correctly, the HEV had a ''tm'' next to its logo in HL1, implying it was developed by a third party. If so, they probably made HEV suits and chargers for Aperture Science as well. Thus it makes sense for a charger to be there.

As for the Gravity Gun, I'm thinking maybe Mossman worked at AS after all.

Did you check out the thread I posted?


Yeah. So if the comic is canon, the gravity gun already existed way back when. I used to think Mossman worked for Aperture (as she most likely did not get a job at Black Mesa and might have turned to Aperture instead) - so maybe that's where Eli and co got the idea from? I posted a thread about my theory once: http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...1329094&page=2

Doctor Nuriel
04-08-2011, 02:34 PM
Link's broken <:3

SavageCZ
04-08-2011, 02:46 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scream.jpg
http://media.comics.ign.com/media/105/105745/img_8359701.html

Voide_M
04-08-2011, 02:49 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Scream.jpg
http://media.comics.ign.com/media/105/105745/img_8359701.html

Good thought, but I don't really think it's relavent.

mastado
04-08-2011, 02:56 PM
ITT: The comic, IGN-less.

Cymen90
04-08-2011, 03:02 PM
MY EYES, MY EYES
XD

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 03:03 PM
Link's broken <:3

Whoops. You can find it somewhere in my profile.

GLaDOSv3.11
04-08-2011, 03:14 PM
Is this cannon?

I don't like what they're revealing. I preferred having the pre-Portal era free for interpretation. GLaDOS seems too logical just to be a crazy killing machine and they're making her(me) look a lot less deep and interesting. I will HATE anyone who messes up the character of GLaDOS.

Oh, and Disapproval is right- that is definitely not Wheatley. It's too big and it has the wrong voice and it's purple.

Polendino
04-08-2011, 03:18 PM
Is this cannon?

I don't like what they're revealing. I preferred having the pre-Portal era free for interpretation. GLaDOS seems too logical just to be a crazy killing machine and they're making her(me) look a lot less deep and interesting. I will HATE anyone who messes up the character of GLaDOS.

Oh, and Disapproval is right- that is definitely not Wheatley. It's too big and it has the wrong voice and it's purple.

GLaDOS IS a crazy killing machine. That's undeniable. The Morality Core simply restrains her (or perhaps it never did ("You can ignore your conscience")).

I love what they're revealing. I want to know a lot more about the Scientists trapped in Aperture once it was locked down.

And we might see Chell some more!

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 03:19 PM
Is this cannon?

I don't like what they're revealing. I preferred having the pre-Portal era free for interpretation. GLaDOS seems too logical just to be a crazy killing machine and they're making her(me) look a lot less deep and interesting. I will HATE anyone who messes up the character of GLaDOS.

It was made in-house, so it's canon, in all likelihood. And we don't know GLaDOS' reasons for wanting to kill everyone. My guess is that she's just the ultimate scientist who realizes that human scientists would only be in her way as they would disrupt the testing process, making her lose valuable time and resources. Why keep all the staff if you can easily do all the work yourself?

That, and she is 'arguably alive'. She's a robot with artificial intelligence, constructed of several parts and cores that give her feelings and individuality - yet that does not make her human. "The living bird is not its labelled bones," said Margaret Atwood once.

I agree that it would be dumb if GLaDOS would be a mere killing machine, but she's more than that. She doesn't kill for the sake of killing, I guess, but as a result of extreme rationalization, which would result from her being a computer built for testing and the like.

somoza
04-08-2011, 03:20 PM
http://i53.tinypic.com/n4igq9.jpg
the vignette with the portal gun-hl2 props.

GLaDOSv3.11
04-08-2011, 03:21 PM
GLaDOS IS a crazy killing machine.
Am not.


And we might see Chell some more!

Oh.... JOY
I love reading about my murderer.

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 03:23 PM
Am not.

In a way, she is. But it's deeper than that, I think. Hopefully my post made sense.

slipperywhenwet
04-08-2011, 03:24 PM
Is this cannon?

I don't like what they're revealing. I preferred having the pre-Portal era free for interpretation. GLaDOS seems too logical just to be a crazy killing machine and they're making her(me) look a lot less deep and interesting. I will HATE anyone who messes up the character of GLaDOS.

Oh, and Disapproval is right- that is definitely not Wheatley. It's too big and it has the wrong voice and it's purple.

HAL was crazy because of it's logic.

And yes, these are canon. They are made in house by the writers.

Polendino
04-08-2011, 03:25 PM
Am not.



Oh.... JOY
I love reading about my murderer.

Remember GLaDOS's personality once Chell removed the Morality Core.

What had Chell done wrong up to that point? Oh, I know. AVOIDED BEING KILLED BY HER. That's all.

And if deadly neurotoxins and unsubstantiated murder don't mean crazy killing machine, then something's gone wrong.

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 03:26 PM
HAL was crazy because of it's logic.


Exactly. I think it's the same with GLaDOS: she wants AS to receive more funding and therefore wishes to run the tests as smoothly as possible. Human interference would be extremely detrimental to that, and maybe even too costly. She could run the facility and conduct the tests just fine by herself without having to bother with human bureaucracy and messy thinking.

GLaDOSv3.11
04-08-2011, 03:27 PM
People rarely try to see the 'villain's' point of view. (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1826089)

Well, except for me.

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 03:28 PM
People rarely try to see the 'villain's' point of view. (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1826089)

Well, except for me.

I really do, otherwise I wouldn't bother trying to explain GLaDOS' behaviour. It's all up to interpretation though. Your view is that GLaDOS is a prisoner; mine that she's a robot who is prone to extreme rationalization. Or, as Cave Johnson said, "Science isn't about why, it's about why not"

Mikel_S
04-08-2011, 03:29 PM
Was anybody able to read her surname from her file?

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 03:31 PM
Was anybody able to read her surname from her file?

It says "Surname Redacted". Very funny, Valve. :)

slipperywhenwet
04-08-2011, 03:48 PM
GLaDOS's body is still on the surface...

Supporting my "back up body" theory.

Swordsman
04-08-2011, 04:12 PM
http://i53.tinypic.com/n4igq9.jpg
the vignette with the portal gun-hl2 props.

HEV suit rechargers? i thought that was black mesa stuff

SGilley
04-08-2011, 04:23 PM
HEV suit rechargers? i thought that was black mesa stuff

There's something deeper that we don't know until April 19th. :D I'm not sure why Black Mesa tech is there. :confused:

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 04:34 PM
There's something deeper that we don't know until April 19th. :D I'm not sure why Black Mesa tech is there. :confused:

Maybe it's actually Aperture Science technology that someone passed on to Black Mesa - maybe even Mossman. If I'm right, the Gravity Gun wasn't used at Black Mesa but only 'invented' after the Resonance Cascade. I'm betting Mossman worked for AS.

surfrock22
04-08-2011, 05:02 PM
I enjoyed the first part. :D

frogboy316
04-08-2011, 05:03 PM
I loved it, and can't wait for Part 2! :D

HL2Epthree
04-08-2011, 05:04 PM
I loved the first part! Can't wait for monday!

surfrock22
04-08-2011, 05:05 PM
http://i53.tinypic.com/n4igq9.jpg
the vignette with the portal gun-hl2 props.

Oh, WOW!

foxmcloud58
04-08-2011, 05:05 PM
I KNEW IT, at the end of portal 1 when cheryl is crawling away, you can here machinery, i always thought that something was dragging her...I GOT IT!

Fullmetal691
04-08-2011, 05:06 PM
Maybe it's actually Aperture Science technology that someone passed on to Black Mesa - maybe even Mossman. If I'm right, the Gravity Gun wasn't used at Black Mesa but only 'invented' after the Resonance Cascade. I'm betting Mossman worked for AS.

The only problem is, she mentions it should have been her in the test chamber, not gordon.

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 05:09 PM
The only problem is, she mentions it should have been her in the test chamber, not gordon.

Which doesn't mean she actually worked at Black Mesa, although your point certainly is valid. There are two (or even more) ways of looking at it. Either she worked at Black Mesa, which I don't believe, and she wished that task had been assigned to her, or she didn't work for Black Mesa and wishes she had been in Gordon's stead, feeling she should have gotten the job.

Forsaken Bacon
04-08-2011, 05:09 PM
I KNEW IT, at the end of portal 1 when cheryl is crawling away, you can here machinery, i always thought that something was dragging her...I GOT IT!

Wow. I hope you're trolling.
First of all, her name is CHELL, not cheryl. Second, she never crawled. It was pain fully obvious she was bein dragged by something. Third, this is an OOOOOOOOOLDDDD theory.

Fullmetal691
04-08-2011, 05:10 PM
Which doesn't mean she actually worked at Black Mesa, although your point certainly is valid. There are two (or even more) ways of looking at it. Either she worked at Black Mesa, which I don't believe, and she wished that task had been assigned to her, or she didn't work for Black Mesa and wishes she had been in Gordon's stead, feeling she should have gotten the job.

interesting point. I guess it could be taken either way, I just assumed most would think she worked at black mesa.

TheJaneite
04-08-2011, 05:16 PM
interesting point. I guess it could be taken either way, I just assumed most would think she worked at black mesa.

Well, as Kleiner pointed out, Mossman did know the specifics of the Borealis. It was also she who immediately rushed off to the Arctic (or wherever the Borealis is located) for some reason. So I'd say the odds of her having worked at Aperture Science are pretty high. But then, correlation does not imply causation, and we'll no doubt find out soon enough.

One thing that also piqued my interest is one of Gabe's quotes. At one point he stated that Chell has (or will have) a significant relationship with some of the characters we're already familiar with. If Mossman did indeed work at Aperture, she might have known Chell. Just throwing it out there.

Also: why does the Ratman think Chell has a lot of potential? He does seem to come to that conclusion whilst reading her personnel file, so maybe there's a lot more to our lovely silent protagonist than we're aware of.

Hedy Lamarr
04-08-2011, 05:25 PM
This is a deeply nerdy discussion. I like it.

And the comic's of great quality. Can't wait for the rest.

robothive
04-08-2011, 05:26 PM
We put cameras in the cameras. (http://filesmelt.com/dl/you_dawg.png)

yourworldonfire
04-08-2011, 05:31 PM
We put cameras in the cameras. (http://filesmelt.com/dl/you_dawg.png)

+rep, your rep will be recieved in 2 years, or once portal 2 is out... which ever comes last

danm36
04-10-2011, 06:25 AM
Maybe this has been spotted, but at the bottom of the panel on page 14 (Where you can see gravity gun and HL1 HEV and Health chargers), there is a HL2 health charger. Wasn't that supposably a combine invention?

.Felix
04-10-2011, 06:55 AM
We put cameras in the cameras. (http://filesmelt.com/dl/you_dawg.png)

Dawg Rattman.