Given little choice, and with everything on the line, the imperiled can go to great lengths just to continue drawing breath.

11 months ago with 36 notes Reblog 


Okay so you know Doug’s a schizophrenic. However, you might not know that while their meds do work, they A. might work on some things and not for others B. might lose effectiveness over time. It’s a common problem for schizophrenics.
What if the turrets shooting him was a hallucination? He would still get to put Chell’s pod online, believing himself to be shot and in terrible pain (the mind can lie), then drag himself to a pod and go to sleep. No dying, no actual wound. Just a horrible hallucination. Schizophrenics, especially those who aren’t on medication, hallucinate being injured. It would make sense. That whole part fits in with the whole theme of the comic.

I can’t believe I never thought of this before. It’s mind blowing!

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  7. indigo-a-creeping said: …What if all of Aperture is just a lie Doug’s mind is telling him?
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