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Alex plays “Into the Multiverse”

The latest big epic to be posted on Alex’s YouTube channel is a play through of the six existing parts of “Into the Multiverse“, a community test chamber series for Portal 2. There are six parts. A seventh is promised, but isn’t out yet. The full play through is 7 hours, 34 minutes, and 56 seconds spanning 23 episodes on Alex’s channel. The original playing of the game was from April 14th to May 31st of this year. I’m a bit behind on getting things posted. :-)

Now, most people won’t watch the whole thing, but I encourage you to watch at least some of it and sample a few of the episodes.  A lot of it is Alex and I bickering over various things. :-)

The whole playlist is embedded above. If you hit play and stare at your computer for seven and a half hours, you will watch the whole thing. But it will start you at the beginning of Episode 1.

Pics from Oct 2014

941 pictures for the month. First cut got it to 45 pictures. Second cut got it to 27. So then I added some others to get 33. Then one last cut down to 31.  :-)


2014-10-03 01:21 UTC – Alex still “arting” whenever he gets the chance. This is a nice swirly one.


2014-10-05 00:23 UTC – Roscoe REALLY needed a bath.


2014-10-05 23:59 UTC – More art. This time something more realistic. It is a plant growing out of a pot.


2014-10-06 20:15 UTC – October was also a big comeback month for Portal and Portal 2. Alex had taken a break from them for a few months, but spent MANY hours on them this month!


2014-10-10 02:46 UTC – We played through both Portal and Portal 2 from start to finish. In both cases Alex did most of the early levels, then handed it over to me. This is right as we finished up Portal 2 and the turrets were singing.


2014-10-11 03:12 UTC – Alex took my phone and took a bunch of pictures of himself and of his trains. This was the best of the bunch.

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2014-10-11 15:38 UTC – It is important to Alex that his hair reaches his mouth.


2014-10-12 04:17 UTC – Tortilla Face


2014-10-13 19:56 UTC – Hat Head


2014-10-14 05:11 UTC (picture by my mom, time is when I got a copy of this, not when it was taken) – Mom Selfie


2014-10-14 06:39 UTC – The boys sleeping


2014-10-15 01:08 UTC – Rainbow from our front porch


2014-10-15 16:52 UTC – Pumpkin Patch Field Trip!


2014-10-15 16:53 UTC – A friend from school leads Alex to the good pumpkins


2014-10-15 17:01 UTC – Alex didn’t want to pick


2014-10-15 17:10 UTC – So we helped pick one


2014-10-15 17:59 UTC – Here’s the crew that came in our car as we were leaving. They look thrilled, don’t they?


2014-10-18 21:35 UTC – We had been talking about how he needed a haircut, so Alex started doing it himself. We caught him after just one cut though. Amy had to take pictures.


2014-10-18 21:35 UTC (picture by Amy) – One of Amy’s pictures of Alex and the hair he cut off


2014-10-18 22:18 UTC – Of course, after that, Alex had to cut my hair too.


2014-10-19 17:55 UTC (picture by Amy) – A squirrel came to visit our back patio


2014-10-20 02:02 UTC – My mom and Alex work together on an activity book


2014-10-21 01:24 UTC – If you look REALLY carefully, you might find Alex hiding from us at the store. Hint: Look closely at the four manikins, one of them might not be the same as the others.


2014-10-25 03:24 UTC – Amy and Shane at Amy’s birthday dinner a few days after her actual birthday


2014-10-25 05:17 UTC – Amy glares at me as I take a picture of her birthday outfit


2014-10-25 05:24 UTC – Amy’s birthday cake, made by Brandy

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2014-10-25 05:37 UTC – Alex and Amy eagerly await the presents. Maybe one of them is more excited than the other.


2014-10-26 05:14 UTC – Crazy Alex attacking me


2014-10-27 01:58 UTC – Grandma Ruth watches Alex make a drawing for her


2014-10-27 06:24 UTC – Someone fell asleep in my lap.


2014-10-31 01:59 UTC (picture by my mom, time is when I got a copy of this, not when it was taken) – Alex getting ready to come home after carving a pumpkin at Grandma Ruth’s house. Ready for Halloween night! (Which happened on November 1st UTC in Seattle, so that will be in next month’s pictures…)

I’m in Space!

Finally!  Took long enough.  (Although I only did a little at a time and sometimes went many weeks without playing.)

Alex helped me a lot.  He sat with me and excitedly jumped up and down and provided running commentary for at least half of the time I played.

There is still the multi-player mode though…

Edit 2012 May 6 19:15 UTC:  Just checked and saw that Portal 2 was released on 2011 Apr 19 and we got it on the day it was released.  So it took me a couple weeks more than a year to finish this.  Nice and slow I guess.  :-)

Semi-Corrected Time Warp

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner… 

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Easter
  • Portal 2
  • NYT Subs

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