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I saw a deer today

You probably don’t recognize the image, as I think we’ve established that few of you play vidya games. That’s GLaDOS, the artificial intelligence hardware/software system from Portal 2. At one point, she informs you that “I saw a deer today.” Probably to make you feel bad that you haven’t been outside the industrial complex you’re stuck in for an indeterminate but very long time.

You don’t see the deer in the game, though. That’s fanart I stole off Imgur. It’s not even my fan art.

But I did actually see a deer today. We were visiting someone who lives up a lane in the woods, and a doe ambled across the road in front of us. It was very special.

And with that, I’m going back to my fainting couch. Antibiotics working, but ever so slowly.


Comment from gebrauchshund
Time: November 12, 2019, 1:32 am

One of my most favorite games ever. Next truck I get will be white and I’m gonna put “Aperture Science – Enrichment Center Security” on the doors.

Cave Johnson lives!

Comment from Drew458
Time: November 12, 2019, 2:21 am

Oh good grief. Please come visit New Jersey and take a few thousand deer home with you as souvenirs. And that’s just from my town. We have so darn many it’s a plague. Tell ya what, I’ll trade you for hedgehogs. We don’t have any of them.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 12, 2019, 4:29 am

We have very few deer here in Sarasota County. However, we do have a lot of alligators. I wonder if those two facts are somehow related?

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: November 12, 2019, 5:12 am

Does GLaDOS dream of digital deer?

Also, Epstein didn’t kill himself.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 12, 2019, 12:27 pm

@Drew458. I hear you. I used to have so many deer in my yard that occasionally I would open the door and shout at the fawns, “Cabrito! You’re no different from cabrito!”

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: November 12, 2019, 2:07 pm

Ya know its still Deer Season hereabouts.

Went to clear some of the land in East Texas 2 weekends back – woke Saturday morning to the sound of roosters (who need their clocks slightly realigned – 3:00 AM) and rifle reports (up until we fired up the chainsaws and then we heard no more).

They musta had good luck though, didn’t hear a single shot while we were making campfire coffee and breaking camp on Sunday morning.

Comment from technochitlin
Time: November 12, 2019, 3:01 pm

Recognized GlaDOS, so I guess I’ma member of the Few. Never really enjoyed Portal though- more of a hack’n’slash kinda Few person.

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: November 13, 2019, 12:20 pm

We have deer ALL OVER our work campus. They are so annoying. There’s a fairly large buck hanging around our building now…hopefully he doesn’t get aggressive.

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