opera turret

the ending of portal 2 always makes me cry ;_;

to have this iconic antagonist just singing to you through proxy as you leave, unable to relate her feelings directly, is very touching–and when translated from italian, the song is a shameless confession of love, respect, and caring, as well as best wishes for the future. the whole climax/ending is a wild ride that pushes the storytelling capabilities of the source engine to its absolute limits (and this being valve’s last narrative-driven game for many years, it also serves as the swan song of that era of remarkable games and the famous engine itself, touching in its own way) but the turret opera really took the relationship between chell and glados to the most interesting place it could have possibly gone

it’s rly important to note that mclain improvised some of the italian lyrics on the spot. it’s apparent from interviews and commentary that she understands the story on a very deep level and has a lot of feelings about glados. mclain is an opera singer and a complete outsider to gaming, but she became enchanted by the story and put everything she had into the role.

idk i have a lot of feelings about this Cake Meme Game… its a lesbian love story about an abusive murderous AI and a mute badass who completely steals her heart and i love it

What are the Songs in Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical Based On?

In order:

-Good Morning Baltimore - Hairspray
-Why Can’t the English Teach Their Children How to Speak - My Fair Lady
-I’m Alive - Next to Normal
-Poor Unfortunate Souls - The Little Mermaid
-Under Attack - ABBA
-Suddenly Seymour - Little Shop of Horrors
-Friends on the Other Side - The Princess and the Frog
-Nobody Loves You Like Me - Jonathan Coulton
-Mr. Cladwell - Urinetown
-Trouble - The Music Man
-If They Could See You - Cabaret
-A Spoonful of Sugar - Mary Poppins
-I Am Africa - The Book of Mormon
-Bombs for Throwing At You - Portal 2
-Want You Gone - Portal 2
-The Turret Opera - Portal 2
-Do You Hear the People Sing - Les Miserables


Opera Turret: One year later

(With shoddily done lipstick, no other make up, and minus the earrings! I also apologize for my webcam, which doesn’t allow for much besides the face to be shown.)

I first put on this cosplay over a year ago. I thought I would out it on again.

My thoughts?

Still one of my faves, despite being MY FIRST COSPLAY EVER!

Of course, it can be improved. If I ever plan to use it again, then OF COURSE I will make some changes. Also, I think I’ve probably lost weight and gained height, and everything is crumpled from being in a plastic bag for over a goddamn year. But honestly? I still really like it.

I didn’t have cosplay at the time I first did it so allow me to tell you a little about my first ever Expo:

Easily the best I’ve ever been to.

The Valve lot were great, I was really at home, and I met awesome people! There was a dance-off, cookies, and the Tragedy of the Spilled Coffee. Never forgetting that last.

The only problem with this is that I think it made me set my standers too high, heheh. No Expo will ever be like it again, probably, and I was so blown away by everything, because it was so new, that NOTHING really got boring. Plus, I’d got my ticket in advance, so no queuing.

I will probably do one for my Twilight Sparkle one in May, but for now, reminiscing is over because I have shit to do! =D

Hope You Found It Now - Jason Walker | The Cave - Mumford & Sons | It’s Time - Imagine Dragons | House of Gasoline - twenty one pilots vs. Halsey | Can’t Help Falling in Love - twenty one pilots | Northern Downpour - Panic! At The Disco | Turret Opera (A Cappella) - Acquire A Capella | With A Few Good Friends - Carly Simon | 1, 2, 3, 4 - Plain White T’s | The Seal Lullaby - Eric Whitacre | Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day | Stray Italian Greyhound - Vienna Teng | Little Boat - Daniel Rogers | On Top of the World - Imagine Dragons | Do You Believe In Magic? - BBMak | I Lived - OneRepublic | I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons | Keep Your Eyes Open - NEEDTOBREATHE | This Is The Future - Owl City | C’mon (with Fun.) - Panic! At The Disco | Home - Phillip Phillips | A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay | After The Storm - Mumford & Sons | Glow - Todd Edwards | Fireflies - Owl City | Step Out - José González | The Breaking Light (feat. Alex Wong) - Vienna Teng | Let It Go/Let Her Go - Samuel Tsui | Hey Brother - Avicii | The Best Day Ever - Spongebob Squarepants


so me and @neonjays were sad about jay so we made this. almost two hours of nothing but happy jay music. go crazy guys

i found most of the songs and neon made the awesome cover art! ye