saw this on halolz. not good at searchin on tumblr to see if someone’s put it up already. awesome picture :3c
i’m that friend that has to walk behind the others when the sidewalk doesn’t fit a group of three
actual picture of actual one direction fans
it’s like a scene from a zombie movie
David Foster Wallace was like, Art must be sincere! We must use every tool in the linguistic toolbox to cut through sentiment and dishonest cliche and build fresh ways to reveal the power and reality of unironized emotion.
And Mister Rogers was like, Basically the same thing, but without any shame or pretense or fear of sincerity.
This stuff is dark.
So, what about Rattman?
I’ve been listening to two youtube videos, one of the voice clip at normal speed, and one of it slowed down. There are many, many interpretations of his raving, and I think it’s pretty subjective. I doubt Valve would comment, judging by the way they’ve kept the lyrics of Opera and PotatOS Lament secret.
That being the case, my own transliteration follows. It’s… hmm. Well. I’d like a second opinion..! It’s influenced by the Lab Rat comic (for example, we know Rattman knows Chell’s name), and some other bits of information floating around the net (like the suspiciously-named life ring near some of the vitrified test chambers in Old Aperture).
You didn’t want to help me [breath] problem is it was his joy [breath] I have no choice [breath] help me uncle Johnson [breath] had no choice in design [breath] ah’help me with this guilt [sniff] I wish you were in here so I could get’it [snarl] Gkrr! you don’t have to face her with the information! [breath] it’s cold it’s true [breath] it’s ……(3)…system ….. [breath] the ship system wouldn’t let her shut it down ……(4)….. [breath] I hate you now [sniff] make this point of view [breath] move on if-f she hears us [sniff] please help me Chell [breath] like the children [breath] the—the— the- the—— [breath] her voice is gone [breath] the little one’s gone …………(6)………………. [squawk] help me heaven [breath] the black there’s no time help me [breath] you should go on [breath] without me [breath] …….(8)……….
Bits I can’t figure out:
3. it’s this t ?
4. with her ?
6. …n ……. last time it’s [squawk] ?
8. with fear this important with the ?
As if this soundclip wasn’t creepy enough already, I can only interpret the stuttering part as “the children”. o.O If that’s correct, Bring Your Daughter To Work Day must have ended very badly indeed…
judging by what little i know about the whole situation, i think your translation is pretty darn close to what it most likely is
gives me a bit of closure because i’ve been so fascinated and absolutely dying to know what he actually said
thanks for posting this!
- Person: Rape is just surprise sex.
- Me: Killing you would just be giving you a surprise nap.
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