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Theoretical Physics... by meganbednarz Theoretical Physics... by meganbednarz
I finally did it! This comic has been in the works for a while. I had to do this before I got onto my Half Life 2 comics...

Yes, this is Half Life 1. I got real confused at this part. Why can't Gordon Freeman use a crowbar to, I don't know, PRY THINGS OPEN? Especially a door that looks very ajar and would just take a bit of leverage? I don't know. Maybe he's always had his head too much into books and not enough into practical skills. Except for shooting things.

So this took me about 1.5 or 2 hours tonight to ink and get all nice and spiffy. Going to color it soon, I hope. I'll update it when I do! Critiques are super-appreciated!

Edit: Now in color! Sorry I was kind of sloppy with the shading and whatnot. I also couldn't figure out what colors to make the last panel. =/ maybe I'll edit it later.

Gordon Freeman and Half Life are (c) Valve
This comic is (c) Megan Bednarz
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:iconbattledroidunit047:
Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
I'm just imagining this going on while he's making the calculations: youtu.be/7bACe6WmJcI?t=1m5s (Watch until 1:30 )
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:iconjabber-wock:
Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
OH MY GOD I UNDERSTAND THE MATH NOW
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:icongoth-dork:
Goth-Dork Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
NICE TRY...IT WAS APRIL FOOLS WHEN YOU WROTE THAT! AHA! YOU STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND MATHS!
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:iconjabber-wock:
Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
;-;
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:icongoth-dork:
Goth-Dork Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sorry....sorry..;A;
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:iconjabber-wock:
Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
TOO MANY MATHS
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:icongoth-dork:
Goth-Dork Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Maths will exist forever...*evil laugh*
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:iconjabber-wock:
Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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:icongoth-dork:
Goth-Dork Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yes..>:3
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015   General Artist
:O
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:iconagent-g245:
Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student General Artist
"Oh-ho, Another locked door! I don't think so, I've got a crowbar! EAT THIS! *smash* Hey, I can just crawl through here! I am a genius!"
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:iconagent-g245:
Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Would you believe that Black Mesa Source had the crowbar moved to another room in Sector C? You have to go through that path a whole other way!
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   General Artist
WHAT. SACRILEGE.
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:iconagent-g245:
Agent-G245 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student General Artist
The path itself is the same, but you have to fend off zombies with flares, a guard and physics objects. The crowbar doesn't show up until you reach the control room past the lobby through a vent. And it's jammed into the lock on an automated door.
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:iconmkbrony:
MKBrony Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You STILL think there's nothing to chaos theory?
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   General Artist
I fail to see how that applies to the current situation. Or was that a quote?
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:iconmkbrony:
MKBrony Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a quote stated by some of the generic NPC scientists in Half Life 1.
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013   General Artist
LOL I forgot about that one. Thanks for the reminder :XD:
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:iconmkbrony:
MKBrony Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, it kinda fits in with this situation.
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:iconpetra-k-z:
Petra-K-Z Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
F=ma............
YEAH, and that's how it's done.
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013   General Artist
Haha yep :) Thanks for the comment!
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:iconhalf-rose:
half-rose Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well, I guess crowbars are not made by gods
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   General Artist
:confused:
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:iconhalf-rose:
half-rose Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
...You know, Freemanīs crowbar is mystic
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   General Artist
I thought it was all sciencey and stuff :O
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:iconhalf-rose:
half-rose Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If killing a huge headcrab(HL), antlion guard, and hunters(HL2 ep1 ep2) is not mystic, then I donīt know what it is...
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   General Artist
Well, I don't think it's a magical or spiritual weapon... maybe legendary is what you mean. I'll buy that ;)
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:iconhalf-rose:
half-rose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, maybe yes
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:iconnefriustropius:
NefriusTropius Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've WONDERED this.
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   General Artist
:D Great minds think alike?
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:iconnefriustropius:
NefriusTropius Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed.
And ironically, for a game of logic, Half-Life DEFIES logic. :D
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   General Artist
Yep. Valve physics!
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:iconakifan:
Akifan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't that the door of the elevator that as soon as he shatters it a bunch of poor scientists and a blue-shift buddy of Barney fall down inside the car to their certain demise???...(after which Gordon climbs down through the service access ladder to pick up a 15% power up box among the limbs and remains??). Very nice logic of equations and good coloring effects!
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   General Artist
Well, it's supposed to be the first door you get to that you have to use the crowbar to open the glass. It's in that same area though.
Thanks :)
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LinmirianJoyrex Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow what the hell is all that numbers shit Gordan Freemon is thinking about.

Rotational inertia DUUUURRR what's that

I'm a painter artist so you're gonna hafta explain it to me like I'm two.
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   General Artist
Lol... well since you're a painter, you don't have to worry about it ;)

But the point is that since he's a theoretical physicist, he always overthinks everything.
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:iconregalwyvren:
RegalWyvren Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Well they're called 'wrecking bars' for a reason right?
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011   General Artist
Haha... too true. Some things only require a practical knowledge of physics ;) But I think scientists usually try to make things more complicated than they have to be...
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:iconregalwyvren:
RegalWyvren Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Well, yeah. It's more fun that way :lol:
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011   General Artist
All I know is that if anything goes wrong, just blame physics.
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:iconduamuteffe:
Duamuteffe Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Too funny! ^_^
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011   General Artist
Hah, thanks :)
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:iconqq-incorperated:
QQ-Incorperated Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...force = (mass)(area)? (accuracy)? (axis)?
Um.
Look what math class is doing to me...
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011   General Artist
lol yep. Close. The equations are for rotational inertia and torque. The idea is that he doesn't remember how to solve those, so he goes with F=ma which is Force = Mass x Acceleration. Hence the acceleration towards the door ;)
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:iconqq-incorperated:
QQ-Incorperated Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, acceleration! Knew I was missing something obvious.
Genius.
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:iconqq-incorperated:
QQ-Incorperated Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So if that crowbar for example, weighs 20 pounds, and his acceleration is 3 mph.(I'm really bad with speed lol)
Then
F = (20)(3)
F = 60
Force = 60
Units of measurement can die in a hole.

You can tell I'm really bored.
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011   General Artist
Usually if you're doing a problem like this, you'd measure feet per second. I'd say he's going about 20 feet in 2 seconds, so that's 10 feet per second. Don't forget to add in Gordon's mass too, since he appears to be crashing into the door full-force ;) Usually force is measured in Newtons though, so you'd have to switch to metric for units... meter-kilograms per second-squared.

Here's the tmi Wikipedia page: [link] enjoy ;)
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:iconqq-incorperated:
QQ-Incorperated Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Looks great.

There is this site that does Half life based videos.
Do you remember the beginning of half life in which Gordon rides the monorail to work? Basically Gordon is riding and complaining about how late he is and some other stuff.

Unfortunately my error correcting memory has gone south and I forgot the site's url.

For some reason its more fun to smash stuff than to pry stuff.
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010   General Artist
Oh yeah I love that. It's called Freeman's Mind.
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