So, Asians shouldn’t be in anything unless it’s “Asian media,” right?
“omg, no!!! That’s racist!!!”
Why is it so fucking impossible for GLaDOS to be a homosexual?
Why is Chelley apparently 1000x more likely, huh?
Is it because Chelley is hetero?
Is it because Portal is a mainstream game…
All of it.
Face it, the dynamic between Chell and GLaDOS is the most interesting dynamic between two characters in the game. You can interpret it however you wish, and I’m not saying that you have to think they want to screw each other, but dismissing ChellDOS because “it’s gay” and “Portal isn’t a gay game” (what the hell is a “gay game”?) just pisses me off.
I’m not much of a shipper. I would never ship two characters unless I thought that there was subtext between them, and I think there’s subtext between GLaDOS and Chell. Again, you can interpret subtext however you wish, but that doesn’t make the subtext go away. There are people who think Caroline is Chell’s mother and therefore GLaDOS has maternal feelings towards Chell, and that’s fine. There are people who think that GLaDOS sees Chell as a friend, and that’s fine. Et cetera. But if someone says that they think GLaDOS has feelings for Chell, or that they have feelings for each other, you can’t dismiss it with “that’s gay”. Because you know what that is? Homophobia.
And homophobia is something I will never put up with.