“At the beginning of the Portal development process, we sat down as a group to decide what philosopher or school of philosophy our game would be based on. That was followed by about 15 minutes of silence, and then someone mentioned that a lot of people like cake.”—Erik Wolpaw, writer of Portal. (via elucipher)
I was vaguely concerned that pearlo working the graveyard shift would cut into our extensive texting time. I mean, I’m happy for all the reasons this is a good thing and I’m not her keeper or her wife, but we talk a lot, okay?
Anyway, day one and it is not currently a problem.
pearlo: Thinking about the trope where people have to hide in some absurd tiny dark space to avoid people and be silent and really close together and then kissing.
fourteenacross: Aaaaaahhhhhhh yes ♥ fourteenacross: I would love to see a still-powered story that hangs a lampshade on that—where Charles and Erik have to do it and kiss and it’s absurdly hot and later, Raven hears about it (at least the hiding) and asks why Charles didn’t just make them invisible.
I hadn’t thought of it quite like this before, but it just occurred to me that assuming Erik is telling the truth about trying to save JFK (and I do believe that), then that whole mess would have radicalized Magneto pretty much automatically, because he will always be hunted for “assassinating” a President, and he has no way to ever prove he was attempting to save his life.
Due to the time gap, we don’t actually know what the Brotherhood were doing for the year that Erik led them. The Brotherhood might’ve spent that year helping little old ladies cross the street, for all we know.
But in the end, it doesn’t matter if Erik & Co. were murderous terrorists or friendly flower-crown weavers for that year. Once Erik is arrested and imprisoned for JFK’s assassination, he’s a public enemy forever. After that, he has to work outside the law.
I’d had a vague hope that Apocalypse might include Magneto joining the school in some capacity, since Apocalypse will be set in ~1983 or so, and in the comics, Magneto reformed and began leading the New Mutants in 1986. But Erik’s involvement in the JFK assassination makes that almost impossible. :-/