what I was actually drawing before that mushy crap.
nsfw and all that jazz
i keep forgetting im drawing lmao here u go
Things i will regret in the morning aka my judgement is clouded late at night aka half-baked porn
WOW DANI THIS IS BEAUTIFUL
sometimes it’s like this
and other times it’s like this:
there is no in between… :[
the weirdest shit about the whole “your fave is problematic” thing is that y’all hunt down minor details about the past of celebrities while also refusing to acknowledge how you acted like two years ago
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY FROM GOCORETEAM!
I think I may have figured out a way to make the Deyanira story work. I think if I switch GLaDOS and Wheatley’s roles around I can make a story that’s different but still poignant. Like, I kinda see GLaDOS as someone who was always a bad person, she had to be to work with Cave for so long, and being put into the chassis just made her a much much worse person. I got the impression that we were supposed to pity her and Cave but ultimately recognize that they were bad people who received a bad outcome because of their vices. GLaDOS does not see the error of her ways and rejects the only part of her that feels even a hint of remorse because it’s easier than reconciling with the idea that she was ever wrong and needs to change and atone for what she’s done, and ends up back at square one by the end of the story. Ultimately she’s either doomed to an unfulfilling existence doing meaningless unsatisfying tests, or someone like Chell is going to come along and kill her again because she still hasn’t learned that her behavior invites people to eventually rebel and attack her. Wheatley on the other hand I think you were supposed to feel was really your friend, you were supposed to be shocked and upset by his betrayal, and while you weren’t necessarily meant to still be on his side and want to forgive or redeem him while he was your enemy, I think you were supposed to also pity him and hope he doesn’t make the same mistakes as Cave and Caroline. Ultimately Wheatley ended up in space because he didn’t deserve to die but he didn’t deserve to get off scott-free either, but he does acknowledge he was wrong and learn from his mistakes so there’s hope that he won’t turn out like Cave and Caroline. What ultimately happens to either of them is out of your hands. You can’t rescue or redeem either him or GLaDOS even if that was what you wanted; you can only save yourself and do what’s best for you and let those two sink or swim on their own. So I read the story as being something like, “You have to put yourself first; you can have compassion or empathy for people, but you have to recognize that they make their own choices, and even when things happen to them that are beyond their control, it’s still not your responsibility to fix them. Whether they’re a parent, a friend, or a lover, if being around them is hurting you, you need to leave and don’t get hung up on guilty thoughts about what they’ll become without you.”
Switching things around so that Wheatley’s in GLaDOS’s position I think would make it a different story. Like, Wheatley as the king of the underground has done a lot of bad things, but as soon as he’s knocked out of his throne he immediately starts to realize he was wrong and immediately starts acting like a better person and gradually starts to realize how his father’s teachings and the magic throne influenced him to do bad things and believe bad things. But at the same time, even though he is clearly demonstrating to Deyanira that he is a product of circumstance and that he can be a good person, some of his crimes, even if they were committed through ignorance or under-the-influence, are just too great for her to reconcile with and forgive. Where GLaDOS always wanted to go back to the chassis, not caring that it was making her a worse person, and actively rejects the possibility of changing or redeeming herself by deleting Caroline, the king of the underground would have to go back to his throne to stop the kingdom from collapsing and killing everyone, even though he knows it’ll make him evil again and he doesn’t want to be. He can’t stay good, because in order to be good he has to go back to being evil and if he tried to run away to stop himself from being evil then he wouldn’t be doing what a good person would do and he’d cease to be the kind of person Deyanira could ever forgive. The good king plans to let Deyanira go so that she can at least be free and maybe come back someday to either free him from the throne or kill him in order to liberate the rest of the kingdom. But once he’s back on the throne he lets her go hoping she’ll die of exposure or be torn apart by wild animals on the surface because he’s too afraid of her by the end to try and kill her, which is exactly what the good king was planning before returning to the throne, knowing how it made him hopelessly paranoid before and how he’s developed a superstitious reverence for Deyanira that his good side can trust but his evil side will just see as a threat. So where Portal 2 is about leaving people behind with no concern for whether or not they redeem themselves, this story would be all about redemption, what it means, and whether it’s even possible.
Spacey drew & sent me this without recieving bribes or provocation
Still thinking about Deyanira and how to make it an original story that does something different but still works. In the mean time here’s Deyanira disguised as a servant girl with her dark circles covered up. I think she actually looks better with the pony tail but the tied back look is supposed to be for when she’s doing actiony things and needs it out of her face. I think the two middle outfits are my favorites. I’m not crazy about the design of the shoes, but it took many attempts just to get a concept that I didn’t totally hate. I considered putting wings on the apron instead, but I didn’t think it made as much sense as the shoes since I figured there’s probably other servants who don’t wear aprons who would need stabilizing wings.