Ellen McLain

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Above: I’ve never been very in to manicures, but give me one with the power to rule, find, bring and bind my enemies and I am so there. (Fashionably Geek)


This skate park in Durham, U.K. received this rad Star Wars: The Clone Wars update from  artist Creative Ginger. Watch a time-lapsed video above and check out some close-up shots at Nerd Approved.


If you haven’t played Portal 2 yet then that’s ok, it’s only been out for a few days. Now if you haven’t played the original yet, no offense, but you’re just stubborn. The game has been out for four years and you haven’t even bothered to to give it a chance? It has awesome puzzles, replayability and the fantastic ending “Still Alive” by Jonathan Coulton and was performed by Ellen McLain (voice of GLaDOS). For those wondering if the sequel will have an equally awesome end song,  the answer is yes and it’s wonderful. Written once again by Jonathan and sung by Ellen, this new song titled “Want You Gone” is just as good (personally) if not better then it’s predecessor. Haven’t played Portal 2 yet but want to hear the ending song? Then have a seat, pull up a companion cube and have a listen.

It’s cake for your ears

As a bonus for those that haven’t even played Portal yet (Savages) or those that just want to hear it again, here is the ending to the first Portal.

For a homicidal super computer she has a really great singing voice, maybe American Idol would actually be interesting if they introduced computer contestants.

Via: io9