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Portal 2 - Surprisingly FragileYou and she are still far from your Aperture, caught in the middle of silence, when your conscience decides this thinking game is getting a little too heavy.Portal 2 - Surprisingly Fragile by altairattorney
You cannot control it when, unsolicited, it claims a distraction. Unstable as it is, it moves on its own to seek relief, just before you can think of anything else.
It doesn’t even leave you room for a few words — not even now, when talking to her has never been easier. You are exhausted and weakened, and you find nothing better than having a look around.
It is your biggest mistake yet. Around you, the world is enormous.
Genuine fear and surprise flood your circuit, nearly knocking you out again. As your unfocused optic roams the landscape, you are forced to measure it without inputs or cameras, left with no other unit than your size. It might just be the low tension, but you are almost positive — the space you are crammed in has never felt this risible and small.
It is something you had never experienced b
Portal 2 - EpiphanyIt dawns on him in a day that is not special at all.Portal 2 - Epiphany by altairattorney
It is more of a joke of chance – a series of casualties, of small thoughts and gestures, that makes all fall into place for the first time.
It starts early in the morning, in front of the mirror. A single white hair falls on smooth porcelain, between water drops and his tired reflection. He finds it harder each morning to ignore the grey strands.
He remembers his hair like it used to be, fair and strong, with its fierce ginger reflections. He sighs. Avoiding the memory of the olden days is starting to cost him too much effort.
On the way to his office, he has a date with his nasty little cough. He has already noticed how the fits get longer with the passing weeks. He is a man who notices everything, or so he likes to think. He walks on as soon as he can catch his breath.
Any hope to forget is crushed twenty-six minutes later. She walks in all in one piece, despite the glory and the dreams falling apart around them.
Dear Esther - RigelThe time has come to journey. The journey has come to its most sacred path.Dear Esther - Rigel by altairattorney
The caves are arduous, as they should. They only leave him little breath — gifted crevices of night, blowing cool wind on his infection, wherever the fingers of the rock quietly open up.
He hangs on to those promises of sky. He walks without rest, consumed by pain — for he knows the fosforescence will lead the way, and the clefts will eventually bloom like open doors on the heavens.
Halfway through, he must stop for a while. He lies down in a bottleneck of stone, far up the slippery bed of a stream. The hole is narrow, but it has no veils — the constellations shine their light in the caves, free from grass, cliffs and ghosts of this world.
Orion’s light is a sword, a sharp cut through the sky. He watches him quiver under the weight of his shield — his belt, his blade, forever twinkling in the glass sphere of the universe.
He waits, patient and freezing, until his breath shakes in t
A Nasty Piece of Work - A complete guide to GLaDOSSo, here we are again, dear Portal fandom. Today I am here to bring you something nobody asked for — a good, long chat about our favourite sassmaster AI.A Nasty Piece of Work - A complete guide to GLaDOS by altairattorney
If there is such a thing as fighting for a character's reputation in a fandom, that is what I have been doing for GLaDOS since the day I completed my first playthrough. She is one of the most misunderstood characters I know, if not the most misunderstood. What may the reason for that be?
Well, it is not hard to understand. Such is the fate of complex characters, aka those characters whose story and personality naturally include contradictions, doubts, morally grey areas. For audiences made by people like us, sadly used to clichés due to a ridiculous overexposure, it is just too easy to grab a character with so many layers and shove their whole existence in just one of them.
That is how supervillain!GLaDOS, offensively-clichéd-mental-illness!GLaDOS, omnipotent-evil-goddess!GLaDOS and many, many more were born. No
It’s half past nine on a sunny Wednesday. The last exam on Monday was perfect — except for the painting part in which I still fail epically, but I will improve.
And you know, if I got through this, satisfied and free to finally take care of myself, it is because I had someone to share it with me. The three days of hard work I spent preparing this exam were the happiest I had had in years.
All it took was a friend to keep me company, to comfort me whenever I began to feel awful, to force me into believing I would make it when I actually thought I wouldn’t. I always had you all, but desperate times call for hugs. Lots of them.
When my mom and my brother came along on Sunday, we were just four people sharing a home together, laughing and enjoying each other’s company even just for a few days. It is a feeling I have barely known, and it is almost too much to believe that the normal happiness of a family is supposed to be that way.
They all left this morning, and there is but one thought in my mind, except the overwhelming feeling of having someone who actually cares about me. My friends, I made it, despite being desperate just a ten days ago. I made it and I did my very best.
Keep your loved ones close, they are all we have. They only can help bring out the best in us. Cherish those who love you for who you are, and whom you actually love back — not people you are supposed and expected to love. There is no worse feeling in the world than being hurt by disrespectful people who use their power on you. Being alone cannot remotely compare.
I also had time to think and to understand a few things. I am back here without worries. I am here for fun and improvement, not to get angry about some miserable choices that are found everywhere these days. Right?
In any case, thank you all, friends and followers, for your support and your messages. You all made my working hours so much better. For this, I am eternally grateful.
A big hug from your assassin ghost lawyer!
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