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Portal, GLaDOS, and the Myth of the Objective Robot

A look at how GLaDOS lives inside just about every woman.

A look at how GLaDOS lives inside just about every woman.

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LEGO Dimensions Pulls out All the Stops With a New GLaDOS Song

Spoilers.

Beware: There are definitely spoilers in this song, so turn back now if you don't want your LEGO Dimensions Portal experience tainted. If, on the other hand, minor spoilers don't bother you, simply assume the party escort submission position, and we'll get started.

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Late To The Game: Puzzling Through Portal 2 For The First Time

So much Sassy Wheatley!

Next up on my shameful, shameful catch up of games I didn’t play is Portal 2, chosen by you, dear readers and best of friends – and can I just say you have not disappointed me so far. But I have very much disappointed myself – what honestly took me so long?!

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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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Giving A 3-Year-Old A Real, Functioning Portal Gun Is Maybe The Worst Plan [VIDEO]

Well done. Here come the test results: "You are a horrible parent."

Portal physics is a tricky thing, one that test subjects need to master to complete the tasks set for them. But typically test subjects are not three years old, nor do they have negligent parental figures videotaping them. I bet this poor kid doesn't even get cake after his ordeal.

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Study Examines Human Acceptance of Orders From Robots, Assume the Party Escort Submission Position

It depends largely on how much cake they promise us.

Would you take orders from a robot? With lasers and deadly neurotoxin, they've got plenty of ways to make you, but a research team examined whether or not people would do it willingly. Armed with incredibly boring tasks and adorable tininess, a robot pushed people to see just how long they'd take its GLaDOS-style nonsense.

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What’s the Difference Between Nuclear Fusion and Fission? Let the Voice of GLaDOS Tell You [Video]

She's doing science and she's still alive.

You don't need to be a Portal fan to instantly recognize Ellen Maclain's voice -- she was also the AI in every jaeger from Pacific Rim. However, NASA Spitzer was certainly hoping to channel GLaDOS with this video, in which a "science-mad" computer teaches two technicians about fusion and fission.

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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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GLaDOS Cosplay Leaves Our Jaws, and This Cosplayer Hanging

We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

Cosplayers. You are the coolest.

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This Cosplayer Spent Four Hours Suspended By Wires to Portray GLaDOS at PAX Prime 2013

What was that about fake geek girl cosplayers again?

While a favorite among fans of the Portal video game series, GLaDOS is a tricky character to cosplay -- since she's, you know, a non-humanoid robot. While many cosplayers go for the "make her into a lady" route, Athena Cole of Enayla Cosplay decided to go with a different approach.

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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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We Know Halloween Is Over, But These Are Too Good Not to Share

Fans Do Cool Things

Hurricane Sandy may have mucked up Halloween here in New York City (the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade was cancelled for the first time in its history. *single tear*), but that doesn't mean people here and elsewhere didn't still have fun. Here are some of our favorite costumes (and pumpkins!) from around the 'net.

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Jonathan Coulton Performs Acoustic Version Of Portal’s Still Alive…On CBS?

Not a Misprint

We're not quite sure why singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton performed the classic "Still Alive" from Portal on CBS. I mean sure, he wrote the song for the 2007 video game but why now? Why CBS? I can't tell when it was uploaded and I don't see any mention of it on his Twitter. Is someone at CBS a big Portal fan or is this the work of GLaDOS? We may never know... (via Kotaku) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Portal 2: Animated

Fans Do Cool Things

Chelsea GR put together this animated version of the pivotal scene in Portal 2 where the player accidentally resurrects/awakens the murderous GLaDOS. Except this time, both GLaDOS and Wheatley are human ...or at least humanoid, imbuing them both with wonderfully expressive body language. I particularly like the way Wheatley's eyes flicker out electronically, but don't blink or you'll miss it. If you're looking for a bit more of Chelsea's humanoid Wheatley in action, she's got another video of uncolored rough animation done over Stephen Merchant's voice acting.

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Feast of Fiction Tackles Portal‘s Black Forest Cake, GLaDOS Advises Fruit or Starvation As An Alternative [Video]

i'll just leave this here

Feast of Fiction has made a ton of geekdom's greatest dishes, and this week, they are tackling the secret Black Forest Cake recipe that shows up in the first Portal game. And it is a real, truthful cake, made with the help of portal guns. As you can imagine, GLaDOS was not entirely satisfied, but GLaDOS has no tastebuds, so whatever, GLaDOS. Since we support cake, you can find the recipe (which comes from Planet Fortress) on Feast of Fiction's YouTube page. (Feast of Fiction via Kotaku)

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If GLaDOS Had A Body, She’d Probably Wear These Portal Rings

Almost Totally Excellent

On the list of "things I need that I never knew I needed," Portal rings are now sitting at the top. Designer Chris Myles has created a series of nifty rings in the image of GLaDOS and her personality cores. Cake, and grief counseling, will be available at the conclusion of this post. 

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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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GLaDOS PotatOS is Now a Thing You Can Buy

Hey, remember that bit in Portal 2 where evil computer and show-stealer GLaDOS gets turned into a potato-powered science fair project? Well, now you can relieve the experience of running around while being berated by an inert tuber with a blinking light stuck to it with the PotatOS from ThinkGeek. Happy days are here again!

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If You’re Going to San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear A GLaDOS In Your Hair)

And I'll Form the Head!

Be not fooled. This is no ordinary tiny sculpted model of GLaDOS. It's a tiny sculpted model of GLaDOS that doubles as a hair accessory. Observe:

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