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{ Cara Mia Addio } by elecxra { Cara Mia Addio } by elecxra
"...Cara bella, cara mia bella!
Mia bambina, o ciel!
Ché la stimo…
Ché la stimo.
O cara mia, addio!
La mia bambina cara,
perché non passi lontana?
Sì, lontana da Scïenza,
Cara, cara mia bambina?
Ah, mia bella!
Ah, mia cara!
Ah, mia cara!
Ah, mia bambina!
O cara, cara mia…
"

- Cara Mia Addio, Portal 2



I cried at the end of Portal 2. On Friday night I played the original portal until Saturday and early Saturday I started Portal 2. Yesterday evening [Saturday] I started playing Portal 2 and this early Sunday morning I made this stamp. "Cara Mia Addio" is the part of the soundtrack that sticks out to me the most, and as of that, is most dear to me. I broke down crying at the ending of Portal 2. It was one of the moments that seems to happy yet there is such a sadness about it [as if you've been through a long journey]. Later this morning I also researched a bit. There were the entire theories about Greek // Elycian mythologies. In kind of want to believe those theories about Chell dying at the end of the game rather than she was just set free. I suppose it helps calm me in a way; it's more dramatic - it just seems like a better ending. :crying: For those of you wondering, the theory is that Chell died from her injuries after being sucked into Space. There is a lot of evidence to support Chell is dead at the end of the game, in fact, mythology is scattered EVERYWHERE throughout the game. There is even an extract of a painting lightly put into the portrait of Cave and Caroline. The Elycian mythology is that you wake up in a sacred place and make amends with your family. Chell is an orphan as far as we know, so when she wakes up from apparently "dying" instead she made up with who she was closest to; GlaDOS. After this, in the mythology, you ascend to "heaven" with a chorus of angel, which of course would be the turrets singing to Chell in their massive chorus of "Cara Mia Addio". In the Mythology, Heaven is actually a wheat field - where Chell ends up, and in the mythology you descend to a wheat field with your best friend. Chell's best friend [from the original portal] is the weighted companion cube, which Chell burned and "killed". So both Chell and this object are "dead" and in heaven; Chell, the weighted companion cube and the wheat field.

I think that is a subtly beautiful ending to the game. Now every time I hear Cara Mia Addio I get emotional, even if I don't actually cry I feel the emotion and feel as if I am about to cry. Portal has officially made it as one of my favourite games.

Anyway, ever since I laid eyes on the turrets and heard their little voices...I've absolutely been in love with them. They are so gosh darn adorable! The way they scream "Ouch~!" when you tip them over is so, so cute! I felt so guilty! :crying: I want the full-size replica but it would be way to expensive just to manufacture!

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Stamp © elecxra // Shelby Smith

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:iconsatoridaseaking:
satoridaseaking Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
the feels!
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:iconzylund:
Zylund Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D This is such a great game! :3
And a fantastic stamp n_n
Great job!

(same as the Bioshock infinite one~ c: )
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconzylund:
Zylund Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are most welcome n_n
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:iconkninjasticks:
Kninjasticks Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondefectiveturretplz: I'm differentashf;iuagIFiasbiufashbfhabiufga!
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:icontimesweepingspartan:
TimeSweepingSpartan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
TURRET OPERA!!!
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It was my absolute favourite bit!
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:icontimesweepingspartan:
TimeSweepingSpartan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I used to listen to that all the time just for the sake of it.
When I first saw that, I was amazed.
My favorite is the Animal King Turret in the background.
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh god he was so cute ;___; I loved the fat one!
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:icontimesweepingspartan:
TimeSweepingSpartan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
The one that was singing?
Yeah that one was cool too.
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:iconquoth-the-raven15:
Quoth-the-Raven15 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
It's okay. I cried too. :iconiknowthatfeelplz:

...I know that feel

also I have this song on my ipod and i belt it out dramatically whenever I'm in the car...haha
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I gosh I need this on my iPod or my phone so much ;____;
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:iconiru-the-mad-hatter:
Iru-The-Mad-Hatter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Luckily the OSTs are downloadable for free from the official website!
[link]
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*Yoink* Thank you! :)
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:iconwhiskstar:
WhiskStar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! :D I love the turrets! Especially the ones that say "I don't blame you." when they die. D:
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh dear god the guilt ;______;
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:iconwhiskstar:
WhiskStar Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Guilt everywhere. ;-; I played portal 4 times and killed all the turrets... AM I A HORRIBLE PERSON?
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No, you're fine ;___; we all did ;___; We all had to ;___;
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:iconseokao:
Seokao Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I play a 1st person game like portal, I always get into it very quickly. So when I finished it I cried so much. With the turrets singing and her escaping. VERY emotional.
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know, I didn't just expect GlaDOS to give up like that.
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:iconseokao:
Seokao Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When the announcer said, "Caroline deleted." I was like, "Oh shit." then GLaDOS said, "Killing you is hard." I thought, "where is this going?"
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know, it was a hard twist ;____;
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:iconseokao:
Seokao Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, a very emotional ending.
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:icontestsubject276:
Testsubject276 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
For the record she's just in s wheat field... in Idaho or something... Its the same univrrse during the combine invasion.

Still pretty hood stamp. Love the timing
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Apparently there is a time difference of around 600-800 years, however.

Thank you! :)
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:icontestsubject276:
Testsubject276 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
its supposed to take place in 2593 i think
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:iconhusky-foxgryph:
Husky-Foxgryph Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww,they're so cute ;o;
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconimaginestarlights:
ImagineStarlights Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
haha I love the turrets too <3 I felt guilty when killing them D:
but technically, I believe the Valve store is having a sale, you can get an inflatable turret, wheatley or space core!!
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I want one that protects me in the night like a sleeping baby though ;_________; Hehe :P
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:iconimaginestarlights:
ImagineStarlights Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
hehe lol x3 I did also see a flashlight one that talks but I don't know if the store sells it or I saw it on google shopping..
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:iconkoromarimo:
KoroMarimo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I have a turret plush. Best 40$ wasted EVER
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh god I need it so much. I'd do anything for the life-size one, too. And a portal gun while I'm at it :XD:
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:iconkoromarimo:
KoroMarimo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha well for me buying the plush destroyed any need for a life sized one XD and yes! I.want a portal gun too!
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I want to cuddle one in the night ;___;
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:iconkoromarimo:
KoroMarimo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Just dont forget to turn it off or it will make noises and vibrate XD
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh ;____;
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:iconkoromarimo:
KoroMarimo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Hehe but I love my Turret :>
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