hey dag i finished your trade
hope it’s kawaii enough, if not i’ll draw something more conventional like magical girl gordon >w<
well what else are you gonna do with them?
also, if you haven’t figured out how to reload by this point in the game, you don’t deserve to ever know.
gordon freeburger successfully destroyed the evil shrimp gunship menace
that’s what they get for making those dolphinphobic remarks #cisspecies privilege
i just wanted to dick around with coloring and draw gordon so i made this.
i guess i shouldn’t be surprised that in games with names like “half life” and “fallout” your player character spends a lot of time rubbing their face against radioactive sludge, but even so, it’s bending my suspension of disbelief when gordon can swim around COMPLETELY SUBMERGED in glowing green fresh-out-of-the-reactor death-slime, then get out, slap a few bandaids on, and be completely fine. HIS SUIT DOES NOT EVEN HAVE A HELMET.
though it probably wouldn’t be a very fun game if, after walking around in a reactor/the wasteland for a few minutes, your character would suddenly start feeling nauseous and then would vomit/shit continuously until they died shortly after. even so i hope alyx isn’t hoping to have any of gordon’s children (and am i the only one who thinks their shoehorned-in relationship is CREEPY AS HELL, stasis or not???). that… probably wouldn’t end well. at least procreating isn’t something frank needs to worry about.
ps: otherkin dolphin gordon is the only gordon for me nobody can convince me it’s not canon
here are screenshots of some of the pretty areas in water hazard. the use of light and color and shadow creates a great atmosphere as gordon rides the makeshift hovercraft through the canals, out of the polluted, dystopian city and into the warm, sunny, abandoned rural area surrounding it. you can still see the bombed out buildings and massive, creepy combine tower on the horizon as you go. the sun slowly sets through the chapter, casting colorful ambient shadows that grow longer as the sun sets. the water effects are really brilliant here, as is the lighting/shadows. mannn i haven’t seen atmosphere executed this nicely this since riven.