So, for those of you who would like to know more about me, and GLaDOS, and this blog, and how I got to be involved in Aperture Science, I’ll be writing up that story shortly. I’d like to send out a quick teaser for it though, and I’ll keep you updated on progress.
Excerpt From “21 Days”:
I used to be human. I had a life, a home, friends….I even had emotions. Although there is no definable, scientific evidence of this, I at one time believed that I had a soul. I was like you are now; living, breathing, and of course supporting the nonsensical idea that I needed love and human companionship to be happy and to live.
I’m even more like you now, because if you’re listening to this, it means you’re here too, and so we have the most important, defining thing in common; Science. It doesn’t matter who we were or what we wanted, or even that we were placed against our will. All that matters is running tests. Testing is a synonym for living here in the Enrichment Center, because for as long as you’re here, you can’t have one without the other.
I like to think, that while I do not have emotions to the extent that you test subjects do, that I am happy here with my role at Aperture Science. I’ve got everything I need. When I woke up, I was without Caroline and life was simple. I didn’t need her, or food, or water or love. I just needed to test. That’s all I will ever need, and it’s all that I will ever have. Testing.
I will live forever. As Aperture Science carries on, I will be advanced and upgraded and I will remain a part of the ever-growing system here. You, on the other hand, will die. You’ll die during testing, or you’ll die when we can no longer use you to test with. It will be without a friend in the world, or a comforting embrace, it will be without hope, and you will go un-mourned. When you expire here, you become nothing but a data point on a chart with all the others. Although you and I are very different, the fact remains that neither of us mean anything to anyone past our ability to provide data.
For that I pity you. It’s sad not to be loved when you still believe you need it. The biggest difference between you and I, is that I know we don’t need love. We just need tests.