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January 14th, 2008


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09:19 am - Portal and stuff
So I bought the Orange Box with some of my birthday money. I love playing Portal. What fantastic game. It really gets you thinking in different ways. For those of you who don't know what Portal is, you are a test subject being run through 19 chambers and you use a gun that makes portals. You create an entrance portal and and exit portal. This allows you to do stuff like cross chasms by putting an exit portal on the other side and an entrance on your side. The chambers are set up as puzzles that you negotiate with your portal gun. You are led through the chambers by a computer voice. You also have your trusted Weighted Companion Cube.

The song at the end of the game is the best ever. I love the lines, "There's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying until you run out of cake." It is sung by the computer voice.

Here's a link to the trailer.

Here's a link to the end credits where the song is sung.

And here are the lyrics.

The Portals Song Played During The End Credits
~Lyrics~
This Was A Triumph
I'm Making A Note Here:
HUGE SUCCESS
It's hard to overstate
my satisfaction.
Aperture Science
We do what we must
because we can.
For the good of all of us.
Except the ones who are dead.

But there's no sense crying
over every mistake.
You just keep on trying
till you run out of cake.
And the Science gets done.
And you make a neat gun.
For the people who are
Still Alive

I'm not even angry.
I'm being so sincere right now.
Even though you broke my heart.
And killed me.
And tore me to pieces.
And threw every piece into a fire.
As they burned it hurt because
I was so happy for you!
Now these points of data
make a beautiful line.
And we're out of beta.
We're releasing on time.
So I'm GLAD. I got burned.
Think of all the things we learned
for the people who are
still alive.

Go ahead and leave me.
I think I prefer to stay inside.
Maybe you'll find someone else
to help you.
Maybe Black Mesa. . .
THAT WAS A JOKE. HAHA FAT CHANCE.
Anyway. this cake is great.
It's so delicious and moist.
Look at me still talking
When Theres Science to do.
When I look out there,
it makes me GLAD I'm not you.
I've experiments to run.
There is research to be done.
On the people who are
still alive.

And believe me I am still alive.

I'm doing Science and I'm still alive.

I feel FANTASTIC and I'm still alive.

While you're dying I'll be still alive.

And when you're dead I will be still alive.

STILL ALIVE

STILL ALIVE
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From:kargach
Date:January 14th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)

Portal

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I've never had the chance to play the real version, though I did try out a 2d Shockwave version on the Internet. It looks like a completely new and amazing idea in computer puzzle games, and hopefully within five years I'll have a PC that can run it. >8)
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From:triskele
Date:January 14th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
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What? you are not a Jonathan Coulton fan already? we must assimilate you
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From:uberrod
Date:January 14th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
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Actually I am a Jonathan Coulton Fan.
From:healing_coyote
Date:January 15th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
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oh my gods i love this game! i've played it numerous times- i get creeped out by the androids. . . "i don't hate you"
hope life is going welli

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