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Portal - Memories by Arvata Portal - Memories by Arvata
---SPOILERS AHEAD---

~The Cake wasn't a lie afterall~

The end, at last. It was so amazing and surprising it even gave me chills. Oh and I cried. That was.. beautiful. Just beautiful. No, BEYOND beautiful. So much character, so much SOUL!! I just love it. I love them both. So much. I KNEW we could all get along somehow. *Sob* ...C-can I have my cake now? I kind of feel like I deserve it. After all this time. All of us. Let's share.

GlaDOS is the most awesome enemy ever!! And the ending, just oh my god. Touched me beyond words. So I have loads of respect for her. I... honestly, part of me didn't want to leave her. It was mentally painful, especially upon learning the opera lyrics, to be overwhelmed by so much love. A bizarre, strange kind of love. I love them all, seriously. And that's supposed to be me, by the way. Me and illustrations of my adventures within the Aperture Science Facility.

I know there's tons of flaws and stuff here but please bear with me. Hand-drawn, transferred to my laptop and coloured/shaded in Photoshop using the touchpad. I got lazy and ignored some of the details on purpose.
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:iconihategeorgethetree:
ihategeorgethetree Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GOD THAT CHELLY HUG
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games4me1 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Isn't that heartwarming?
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Homegrown15 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  New member Student Artist
hehe top right usually not a moron Laughing 
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taranee4545 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Very nice :Portal: 
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Arvata Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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GShepherd17 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woops i meant the opera lyrics
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GShepherd17 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow awsome! =3
By the way, what do the itillian lyrics mean?
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Arvata Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Since Valve never released the ACTUAL lyrics, we can't be a 100% sure, so there are several versions that different fans have taken time to translate. I recommend you to find and compare them if you want it as accurate as possible, but here's is one:

Cara bel, cara mia bella (Dear beauty, my beautiful darling)
Mia bambina*, a tra ché la stima, ché la stima (My child, that I admire, that I admire)
A cara mia, addio! (To my dear, farewell!)
Mia bambina, cara, perchi non passi lontana, si lontana da scienza? (My child, dear, why don't you walk far away, yes far away from Science?)
Cara, cara mia bambina, a mia bel (Dear, my dear girl, to my lovely)
A mia cara, a mia cara, a mia bambina (To my dear, to my dear, to my girl)
A cara, cari a mi (My dear, dear to me)

*Bambina means "female child", so both "child" and "girl" can be used
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GShepherd17 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohh that's good Oo

that sounds accurate to me! =3
One more question, what language are the lyrics in? Itillian?
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Arvata Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe it is mostly in Italian, but I also read somewhere that they might be partly Latin, which would explain why it is so hard to determine the exact lyrics o0 Apparently the lyrics were partially improvised as well, with Ellen McLain(the voice actor of GLaDOS, the turrets and all of the Portal 1 cores except for Anger) making up the lyrics in her "bad high school Italian".

They obviously would make sure that the real message of the opera would be conveyed though, bad Italian or not, at least that's what I think XD Cause that's just what Valve does, putting messages behind everything ^^ Don't hold me to this, but I read somewhere that the Valve team are "deliberately holding the official lyrics back for us to interpret and figure out ourselves". So for now I'll be sticking with the deep interpretation I got out of those lyrics and leaving others to determine their own :3

If you want more info/speculations about the opera, go here ^^ [link]
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