Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Cake Is A Lie

Well, according to Portal. Have you ever played Portal? It's actually a really, really cool game. I highly recommend it. I'll go into the physics of it a bit, actually, because I find them very interesting.

The game itself is from the first-person POV, and you control using the standard (wasd to move, mouse for portals, e to pick up, r to reload). You're the protagonist, Chell, who wakes up from a very, very long sleep and finds that she is in the Aperature Science Enrichment Center, where she is going to be "tested". So you go through nineteen tests, where you use your handy Portal gun. Here's how the gun works.

This was the best explanation I could find in picture form, though the colors are slightly off. They're blue and orange, really. Anyway, you go in one Portal, you come out the other one. It doesn't matter which one you go in, because you'll always come out the other portal. There's also stuff about speed and motion not being lost while in the portal (IE: If you put one on the ceiling, and one on the floor under it and jump in, you'll keep falling and gaining speed.) as well as being able to fling yourself using this to get to high ledges (See 3A/3B above).

So, the actual science behind the game is fairly cool, but then there's this whole thing about how "When you finish the test, there will be cake." However, GLaDOS (which stands for Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System), who has guided Chell through all test chambers with the promise of cake and grief counseling has become increasingly sinister, to the point where she tries to burn Chell at 4000 degrees. Using her nifty Portal gun, Chell escapes and manages to destroy four personality cores, along the way having to kill her only friend, Companion Cube. Of course, she also find out that the cake is a lie.

And now the game has come out with a sequel! I'm not going to go into details about it (partially because I don't know many since it's not finished downloading on Steam), so you can see for yourself what the game is all about. There are countless playthroughs on YouTube, and if you'd like to be my friend and play the Co-Op mode with me on Steam, my username is siobhann23.

Have a nice day.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Believe Me, I'm Still Alive.

I bought Portal today and started playing it, getting to about Chamber 16 before I decided to take a break. Mind you, that only took two hours, which isn't that bad, considering how long most people spend online gaming. I honestly spend much, much less time. Trust me. Hooray.

What else happened today? Um... Made some AP Psychology cards, about to make some more. Had some ice cream. Went to the doctor with Mother. Nothing out of the ordinary, really. I'm just going to Psych it up, I guess. Then I'll go to sleep.

Oh, and Joe Strummer is AMAZING. Just saying. I like, fell asleep to his voice last night. And I probably will again today, only because it's so soothing.

I'll just keep on going until I run out of cake.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pendent Keychains

God, almighty, why am I such a girl sometimes? I mean, obviously I know why I'm a girl phsyically, but like, I don't know. I'm usually not fond of all the emotional crap that goes along with being a girl. So I usually just ignore it. But tonight, ewwwww. Just stay away from me.

Whatever. I think I'm all emotional because it's Spring Break, so I'm like happyexcitedgratefultiredoverwhelmedexhaustedandjustoverallhappy.

So yeah. Have a happy rest of spring break, and I hope you had a fantastic April 19th, 2011 because it's the only one that you will ever have.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Oh, seems I haven't been on here in quite a while. It's a bit nerve wracking, isn't it? Trying to put all of your thoughts into perfect stanzas? I mean, I don't have followers on blogger, so it really doesn't matter what I say on here, but the fact that there are a few people who do follow me, if not on blogger, than off blogger in their own happy hearts and minds, give me a lot of restrictions, almost.

And I'm not really the kind of person who likes to deal with restrictions.

Spring break starts after next week, and I feel like this year is going by so, so, so super quickly. I'm a bit behind in school at the moment, but nothing that can't be fixed with a weekend entirely devoted to study. I really think that I need to focus on school, the play, and very little else at the moment. I mean, of course there's the ridiculous amounts of homework that I get every night, the fact that I'm in rehearsal until around seven, and then I get home.

So, right now, I'm sitting. On my bed. With my laptop. And I'm exhausted, but I still feel obligated to write down at least something. I feel quite guilty, and I know that I've had this blog for almost two whole years, but because of that I almost feel like you need to write something to prove it to myself, you know?

God, I'm on comma over-load right now... It's really quite awful. I think that all of my Grammar Nazi-ness goes to supernova when I'm overtired.

So this post had nothing to do with anything, and I feel like I've just wasted a solid fifteen minutes typing up nothing. But even nothing is something, right? I mean, isn't that how people should stay positive: by saying that even nothing is something? Of course, I don't think that works the same way for hobos... But no one is asking them at the moment, because this is the blog of a teenage girl with stupid teenage friends and a teenage life.