Absolutely excellent drawing. I run a series on YouTube called "Half-Life Saga" and am shopping along for a new picture for my intro. The previous intro had the picture custom done for it by my friend Michael (AKA Skidd) and was intented for the first Half-Life games. However, upon completing the first games and moving to hl2, I felt that new intro was in order. If I used your picture I would of course give you full credit and link any and all pages you desire in the description of each videos.
Here is an example of what the previous intro was like from an old episode: [link]
The song being used in the new intro will be "Path of Borealis" by Victor Antonov
Anyway great picture and I hope that we can get something mutually beneficial worked out!
Black Mesa, Tram Ride This Dr Is Qualified... Anomalous Materials Man, That's A Mouthful Gordon Freeman Is Your Name Complex Science Is Your Game. The Scientist At The Front Desk, He Tells You Where To Go.
Ignore The Fact That You're A Mute And Grab Your HEV Suit... Make Your Way Down To The Lab, The Scientists Explain. Its Too Easy, So It Seems... Push The Thing Into The Beam... OH DEAR FUCKING GOD IT'S A RESONANCE CASCADE!!!!!
We Love You, Dr. Freeman. We Know It Wasn't Your Fault That Black Mesa Got Fucked Up. We Love You, Dr. Freeman. The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time... But At Least You Survived.
Little Screaming, Crawling Things Jumping Over Everything... Latching On To People's Faces. WTF? Grab Onto The Closet Thing Wind It Up And Take A Swing. Looks As Though You've Got A Crowbar To Deal With These Pests. Squealing, Energetic Dogs, Things With Sticky Hanging Tongues, Monsters Shooting Green Sludge, And Don't Forget The Vortigaunts. Zombies With Sharp Claws, A Giant Blue Robot, OH THANK GOD THE MILITARY! Wait... They're Shooting At Us.
We Love You, Dr.Freeman. We Know It's Unfair That The Army Doesn't Care. We Love You, Dr.Freeman. Cause You Still Kicked Their Assess... Even With Those Glasses.
Travel To Outer Space, Kick Ass For The Human Race! Fighting With The Giant Fetus To Save Our Planet, Earth. Victorious, There You Stand... Who The Hell Is G-Man? Now If You Don't Want To Die... For Him You Have To Work.
Fuck, Another Train Ride... You're No Longer Qualified. Wearing Dirty Clothing And Stinking Of Merlot. Where Is City 17? And Who Is This "Dr.Breen"? And Guys With Stun Batons... So Much You Don't Know.
We Love You, Dr.Freeman. You Never Seem To Know Much But It Doesn't Stop Us. We Love You, Dr.Freeman. You're Always In A Mess... But You're Still The Best!
Running From The Combine... Your Life Is Now On The Line. Jumping On The Rooftops, Somehow Sneaking Past. They've Cornered You... COMBAT STANCE! Rescued By Alyx Vance... Probably A Lesbian, But DAMN, That's A Nice Ass. Takes You To The Secret Lab You Meet Lamarr The Headcrab. Start It Up, Run The Test, Shit Goes Wrong. Who'd Of Guessed?
We Love You, Dr.Freeman. You Got A P.H.D. In Badassery. We Love You, Dr. Freeman. Went To MIT For Asskicking.
Nova Prospekt, Ant Lions, RPGs, And Air Raid Sirens, Make Your Way To The Citadel To Kill That Balding Fuck. Hovercrafts, Ravenholm, Makeshift Buggies Go Offroad, Dr. Kleiner, Zombie Miners, Freeman's Got No Luck. Finally Did The Deed Killed That Old Geezer Breen. You And Alyx Celebrate A Victory Well-Earned. Wait A Minute, WTF?! Time Apparently Is Stuck... G-Man Is All I See... IS THIS FUCKER STALKING ME?!
We Love You, Dr. Freeman. Yes, Your Life Is Shitty. You Just Flattened A City. We Love You, Dr. Freeman. You And Your Crowbar Have Traveled Long And Far. We Love You, Dr. Freeman. We Know It Wasn't Your Fault That The World Got Fucked Up. We Love You, Dr. Freeman. The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time... But At Least You Survived. We Love You, Dr. Freeman. You Never Seem To Know Much But It Doesn't Stop Us. We Love You, Dr. Freeman. You're Always In A Mess... But You're Still The Best! We Love You, Dr. Freeman. You Got A P.H.D. In Badassery.
Ever since Stargate, particularly the SG-1 series, I've always had a thing for bespectacled ridiculously smart, nerdy geniuses who are, in actuality, secretly super hot behind their nerdy glasses. (I'm obviously talking about Daniel Jackson here, but Charles Ofdensen from Metalocalypse also comes to mind.)
I also find it odd that I always like Gordon's eyes whenever I see any official art of him, becuase I have green eyes myself and I find them generally boring, but Gordon's are just beautiful. * 3*
Also, beards rock. My boyfriend has a gotee just like Gordon's, I suspect that's why I like Gordon's so much. XD I like manly men who can grow a full beard. XD
Anyway, I love the determination in Gordon's eyes here. And the sketchy quality gives the image an interesting sense of movement. I have the feeling that he's in the middle of or just finished dispatching a large group of Combine soldiers or Antlions. He looks like all the crap that's been going on around him with the world has been taking its toll on his nerves. Like he's fed up with it all and wants to fix it back to normal as soon as possible.
I can't help but feel that Gordon, if he could express himself to the audience, has some level of guilt in being involved with the incident that brought the world to it's knees in the face of the Combine. Not that he was directly responsible for it, but he did unwittingly take a small part. And also that he may feel anger at Black Mesa being responsible for everything that's happened to the earth and humanity. And also perhaps anger at GMan for forcing him into a stasis and not waking him until the world was already far gone and into seemingly disrepair.