Overthinking Portal(2007)

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Overthinking Portal(2007)

Post by Ahsmeah » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:40 am

I have some questions about the game Portal. Now I know the game was very fun, full of logic puzzles and a few silly jokes-- but I wanted to take things a step further.
What about experimenting with the portals?

Experiment #1:
What if I tied a string to itself using two portals?


And then plucked it.. When would it stop moving? How would it move?

Experiment #2:
What if I slammed an object on itself using portals?

|O (item) O|


What would happen? I mean everything has an equal or opposite reaction-- would the portals be shoved away from each other and the item just be left alone by the portals? Would the item fly between the portals without stopping?

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Post by JackBean » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:05 pm


Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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