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The Mary Sue Exclusive Interview: Dancing with Eternity‘s John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen McLain Talk Audiobooks, Sexuality, and Living Forever

SPAAACE. I'm in space.

Liz Suess met with voice actors John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen McLain to discuss John's book Dancing with Eternity, which was recently released as an audiobook.

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Watch As Portal’s GLaDOS Explains Nuclear Fusion For NASA [VIDEO]

Spaaaaaaaaaaace

Part of me can't even believe I wrote that headline. But it's true. The voice of Portal's maniacal GLaDOS, Ellen McLain helped with this video fro the education and public outreach department of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, focusing on STEM education. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Actual GLaDOS Makes An Actual Cake [VIDEO]

The Cake Is A Lie

OMG. What is happening? I am so freaked out right now. Oh, what's that? This is for a Kickstarter project starring voice master Ellen McClain? Well, alright then. Carry on. (And check out another Kickstarter she's involved with as well. Busy lady!) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Looks Like Pacific Rim Won’t Be As GLaDOS-y as We Thought

The Cake Is A Lie

Generally speaking, I saw two types of reactions when the Pacific Rim trailer came out. The first was "Wow, this looks awesome/OK/kind of like Transformers." The second was "… wait, is that GLaDOS?" And while Ellen McLain's GLaDOS voice did feature quite heavily in the trailer, that won't be the case in the movie itself. Because, says Guillermo del Toro, they're using a different vocal filter. Sigh. It was not to be.

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The First Trailer For Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim With A Portal Cameo From GLaDOS?

For science...you monster

We've been seeing some viral marketing for director Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming Pacific Rim but the trailer is finally here. And yes, there are some pretty cool alien monster things and giant robots but forget about all that. I just heard Ellen McLain, the voice of Portal's GLaDOS in here!!! Also, a little bit of Idris Elba time. But...GLaDOS!!! McLain isn't listed on the Pacific Rim IMDB page, but del Toro is a professed Valve fan, and you can't mistake that voice. Ok, enough, just watch it for yourself. (via igeektrooper) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Crossover Madness: GLaDOS Writes a Letter… to Princess Celestia

And Fansplosions Abound

Ellen McLain, voice of the maniacal GLaDOS and well... pretty much everything else in the game Portal (the voice cast expanded considerably in Portal 2), is perfectly willing to have some fun at the behest of fans. Nowhere is this more apparent than here, when, after being handed a script for a letter to a fictional character she's never heard of before, she read it faithfully in the character of GLaDOS, free for the internet to manipulate into a final robotic GLaDOS voice. The unfamiliar character? None other than Princess Celestia, ruler of Equestria. Want to see the recording sans computer overlay, which is almost as ominous as the digitized voice? Venture on, test subject:

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Here Is an Orchestral Version of “Still Alive” From Portal

Good News Everyone!

If you've always wanted to hear an orchestral take on "Still Alive," the song written by Jonathan Coulton and sung by Ellen McLain (voice of GLADoS and the turrets) that plays during the end credits of Portal, then you are in luck this morning. YouTube user Dummeh has provided this service for you, so now you have a lyric-free version of the song to use as a ringtone! You can download the song at SoundCloud. (via Geeks Are Sexy) Previously in Portal

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You Cannot Refuse a Custom 3-Level Portal 2 Marriage Proposal

When Gary Hudston wanted to ask his sweetheart Stephanie to marry him, he shirked the traditional methods of sky writing, trained dog choirs, or Minecraft and pulled out the big guns. That is to say, a portal gun. Hiring level designers Doug Hoogland and Rachel van der Meer; getting a blessing from Valve; and even having the incomparable Ellen Mclain reprise her role as GLaDOS, Hudston presented the offer for marital bliss with a custom three-level Portal 2 map. Go on, watch it. It's sweeter than all get out. (via Kotaku)

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Children’s Choir Performs Portal Closing Theme “Still Alive”

The director of the Gifford Children's Choir of Racine, Washington is a self-described "VG addict," and it showed in one of the choir's recent performances: They sang "Still Alive," the Jonathan Coulton-penned closing theme to Portal.

The video quality isn't the best, but the performance is, well, a triumph. Also, in case you missed it: Ars Technica recently reported that Jonathan Coulton will be creating music for Portal 2, which is great news.

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