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Cara Mia (my beloved) by reverseinverse Cara Mia (my beloved) by reverseinverse
Managed to finished it, somehow, and hopefully the last time I try coloring like this *sighs*. Dedicated to everyone who commented/faved the WIP version! I hope it fulfills more or less your expectations! And special thanks to my brother, who was the best coop partner any test-subject could wish for, and also pointed a lot of mistakes in the early process of this drawing!

Anyways, Portal(2). Loved it. So hard.
GLaDOS even quotes once from my favourite scifi story, The Dandelion Girl (who happens to wear dresses in the same colors of the game? white, blue and yellowish-orange?). Did you also know that Chell probably suffers from Broca's aphasia? And tell me, guys, do you think that *pseudospoiler alert* Caroline was actually Chell's mom? Because it seems to be implied but I guess everything is up to fan spehculation. And lab rat should be portal3 main character and Chell should appear in HL3. Amirite?
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If only Valve could count to three.
Werewolf-Hero Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Caroline  is Chell's mother? I I have Caroline treat GLaDOS like a doughtier, meaning there sisters... I ship sisters.

Broca's Aphasia?
Some clues you can find in the game point out that Chell might be Caroline's daughter (the lyrics to the Cara mia song can be read as a farewell lullaby from a mother to her child), or she might be Cave's daughter (the potato science fair in your "bring your daughter to work's day" has one stand with the name Chell on it). Or the daughter of both. But it's not canon and if you read a few other comments to this picture, a lot of people point out that it's technically impossible for Chell to be the child of either of them. There's a lot of speculah on that topic, I just happen to lie the idea that both of them might be blood related ;-}

Broca's aphasia describes not being able to speak because of brain damage, google it up :-}
Werewolf-Hero Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thoght of that after the post

Well she's adopted, and GLaDOS/Corline did take offcence to that being an insult on it's own.
SolarLugia Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! Great work all around!
NeliaNens Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thankies! ^___^
PrincessEsalia Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, but I really do not think Caroline is Chell's mother. They look absolutely nothing alike, and the dates don't match up.
They have similar hair colors! *chluckes*
Nah, It's okay. I much rather prefer for them not to be blood related. I mean, if she was her daughter it would mean like Chell was "fated" to beat GLaDos, and was not just the random test subject who had what it take to beat the monster in it's game. Being the random "test subject" is much cooler, IMO. ;-}
KileyHannan Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, she is not. The game developers themselves said they had no intentions on implying that Caroline is Chell's mother. Plus, the timeline is all wrong. By the time Chell was born, Caroline (who was still alive) would have been in her 60s/70s. And Cave Johnson was already dead.

Besides that, this is very nicely done.
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