13 mei 2021

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GLaDOS: Still Alive (Portal credits)

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Enkele jaren geleden zag ik in de mediawinkel een oranje doos met enkele spelletjes liggen voor een paar euro’s. Ik heb die toen niet gekocht, maar The Orange Box van Valve Software is achteraf een enorm succes gebleken. Een van de games in die box was Portal, met originele gameplay als sterkste punt.1

Aan het einde van het spel krijg je GLaDOS te zien, de robot-tegenstander die je doortocht in Black Mesa allerminst eenvoudig maakt. Bij aftiteling speelt er “Still Alive”, een catchy nummer Jonathan Coulton, gezongen door Ellen McLain.

Video’s


Officiële credits van Portal.


Mooie typografische versie.

Songtekst

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 there’s 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

The Cake is a Lie
The cake is a lie… #

  1. Een simpele versie van het spel is online speelbaar. Zoek maar eens naar “play portal online“. []