Can Always Kill Excel: Notes
Video: Excel Saga and Various
Audio: Still Alive (Jonathan Coulton & GLaDOS)
Awards: AVCon 2008 - Fan Favourite, Nan Desu Kan 2008 - Best of Show Judge's Choice
(Formerly known as "Can Always Keep Enduring")
(minor video spoilers follow)
This video is, of course, designed for fans of Portal. I realise
that "Still Alive" has been used a lot, but some of the videos I saw were
largely lipsync, or didn't explore very much.
I got the idea that the portal looks like the "Will of the Universe" from
Excel Saga, and this intrigued me. I also had ideas like the multiple
transport mishap, the cloning via 2exits1entrance, and new "icons".
The spherical Haros from Gundam Seed are used for GLaDOS herself.
The structure of the song is a little weird (in terms of making a video)
since it starts with a conclusion, and goes on to describe what happened.
I had the idea to make the video loopable. Although the first frame is
not identical to the last frame, they are similar in structure, and the
background is simply a scene change which is a logical progression given
what is happening.
(Thanks to Wednesday for the use of the Haro plushie)