I like the idea that gordon freeman went to work fucking high out of his mind during the events of half life 1
@SuricrasiaOnline That explains why everyone always has to remind him to get the HEV suit at the start... And gets lost so often...
@SuricrasiaOnline that one scientist who is all "they're waiting for you Gordon. In the /TESSSSST CHAAMMBEERRRR/" is such a dick, he knew Gordon was wired as hell and did that to mess with him
@SuricrasiaOnline "I never thought I'd live to see a resonance cascade, let ALONE create one"
Gordon, high as fuck and wishing he was MORE high because today has so far been A Whole Thing, now visibly relieved: "oh thank God that wasn't just/me/ seeing that then"
@SuricrasiaOnline So that's why he's so quiet? All the time he's thinking "am I maintaing? can they tell that I'm tripping balls right now? Oh no, someone said something and I totally spaced out, smile and not, that's the ticket..."
@SuricrasiaOnline i mean the HEV suit does pump him with morphine at times. he is definitely zonked through most of HL1
@SuricrasiaOnline this is such a good interpretation, in that when people are on psychedelics they're not like "there's pink elephants everywhere" they're like "i was trying to keep it together but i just really felt like i was in a video game, i can't explain it, like, everything around me was very normal but somehow also everything looked and sounded and felt like i was in the tutorial level of a video game"
@jk watching the vice video where the dude dropped acid at a monster truck rally is so enlightening on how acid actually affects you when you're also trying to do a job
@SuricrasiaOnline That would explain how an untrained scientist can obliterate legions of soldiers and aliens.