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Aperture Science

Portal 2 [is] a darkly humorous science fiction … what? Story? Puzzle? Game? ‘Experience’ seems like the best word to use, even though typing that makes me feel like shoving my fist in my mouth to punch my brain from an unexpected angle. The game mechanics of Portal 2 are almost impossible to describe without diagrams, but I’ll try: you wander around a 3D environment trying to escape a series of rooms by firing magic holes on to the walls or floor; holes you can walk or fall through. So if I fire a hole on to the ceiling, and another on to the ground, I can jump through the ground and re-appear falling through the ceiling. This simple dynamic provides the basis for a series of fiendishly clever puzzles you find yourself working through – all of it tied into a humorous narrative that unfolds with more confidence, charm and sophistication than was strictly necessary. And before you whine about the solitary nature of games, it also includes a cooperative two-player mode in which you and a friend play through a parallel game together. The whole thing is stunningly clever and immensely enjoyable. …

Portal 2 is essentially a demented series of puzzles – like being stuck inside a physics-based logic problem designed by the Python team.” - Charlie Brooker

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  • Book 1:

    But Harry, James saved Snape's life.

  • Movie:

    NO. Pfft. Minor details. Clearly the ear wax joke is more important.

  • Book 3:

    Harry your father turned into an illegal animagus to help Professor Lupin out.

  • Movie:

    Yeah, here's a stag. Imagine it's your father Harry.

  • Book 4:

    Harry, I am the Dark Lord and even I acknowledge that your dad was brave as fuck.

  • Movies:

    What are you talking about?

  • Book 5:

    Look, he is insecure and smitten. And oh, that was a TERRIBLE thing to do James. Yeah, sure you hate what Snape called Lily later. And sure Snape retailated or whatever. But that wasn't cool James, that was stupid and unnecessary.

  • Movie:

    YOU TERRIBLE BULLY, TERRORIZING ITTY LITTLE SNAPE LIKE THAT!

  • Book 7:

    Oh, look James is in hiding and being a loving father. Oh look, he is standing wandless in front of the darkest wizard in wizard history to give his family time to run. Oh look, he sacrificed himself at just twenty one in the hope of saving his family.

  • Movie:

    James, James who? The guy Snape stepped over to get to his ONE TWU LUV. Oh her baby is crying in the cot there. BUT HE DOESN'T GIVES A FUCK BECAUSE DEAD BODY CRADLING. TRUE LOVE GUYS. ALWAYS. FUCKING ALWAYS. ALWAYSSSS.

  • This was a guide on how to push brave and flawed characters to the side and romanticize abusive relationships. And trust me I am skimming the surface here. There are so many scenes in the movie that completely trivalized James' character.

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raxenne:

Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

To celebrate Harry’s birthday (and my undying love for the series), I made my own covers! I created patterns (Thanks for the inspiration Scandinavia!) using a significant object from each book. I used those in the movies as reference and digitally painted them. You can view the whole project here! :)

(It’s already July 31 here in the Philippines. Haha.)