CactusNoir



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  1. Public Bookmark 13

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    Half Life: the game everyone exists because of. "Reality" is a complicated mess, and the Science Team can only really start to untangle it all after they finally leave the game. Where are they now, though, if not a video game world that constricts them to very particular roles they were meant for? Who are they now after the game, if not NPCs, or the player? What exactly does it mean, to not be real? They may be living post-game domestic bliss, but that doesn't take away from the things they went through. They've got a lot to unpack.

    this fic is part of a series with my other pre-canon boomer backstory fic "could i try again, try again, try again?", but reading that isn't necessary to understand it, just additional fun if you're interested. updates sundays and thursdays!

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    24 Oct 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 10

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    Joshua wants to go to space when he grows up.

    Gordon's totally not freaking out.

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    22 Oct 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 26

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    Seconds rewound, then minutes, painful hours turning into milliseconds with the ease of which Tommy manipulated them, until finally, everything went gold, and Mr. Freeman’s pain was finally gone.

    Maybe it was the coward’s way out — but this coward was determined to live, and grant his friend that same opportunity.

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    07 Oct 2020

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    Creppy

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  5. Public Bookmark 18

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    "...oh shit. wait. no, no no-"
    The entire world seemed to tilt, even as he floated. He flailed as if trying to keep his balance, pressing his hand firmly to the metal again.
    "uh, nope. permission revoked. uh, unapproved. totally uncool. uninstall."
    He saw a single line of data appear on the panel, before everything went black.
    |Reboot Resonance|
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    What started as a 'what if the science team was real the whole time, but the player still encountered them through vr' thought and has spiraled out of control and now lives rent free in my head.
    Black Mesa experimentation is a wild thing. Mr. Coolatta plays the long game. A grey-blue alien unlocks something on accident. The Science Team want to go home. Dr. Freeman wants to do science. Gordon wants his friends with him.

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    04 Oct 2020