Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.
To further explain this bug, because I was chatting with mothmonarch about Civilization and other strategy games last night and I never got around to explaining this fully, but I love this story:
Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10, I believe, I may have this wrong but the basic idea I’m about to explain is accurate, as far as I can tell). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?
Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255. On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.
And that’s the story as I recall it, but again I may have gotten some details wrong, so feel free to correct me! After that, as the original poster said, the devs loved the bug so much that they just kept it in as a running joke!
“On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.”
Also, I’ve been watching tons and tons of makeup tutorials by my favorite YouTubers lately. While promoting The Fault in Our Stars movie, I had makeup artists doing my makeup and hair almost every day for, like, months.
I thought I would resent this or find it unnatural or whatever, but in fact I freaking love wearing makeup, at least when it is applied by incredibly talented makeup artists. I may make a video about this at some point, but yeah, the makeup made me feel confident and comfortable and happy.
my first thoughts: why is john green posting make-up tutorials.
but now: that was hilarious and i love this person already. who are you?
that eyeliner bit is something i totally give myself gold stars for, before remembering that i’m an adult and i shouldn’t be so fucking jazzed about paint on my eyelids.
And that last shot where the camera stays there and you see them from a distance…just wow - Louie man, this is a SCENE.
Vanessa: If I was a very, really beautiful, then you would have said yes when I asked you out. I mean, come on, Louie, be honest here. You know what’s funny? I flirt with guys all the time. And I mean the great looking ones, the really high-caliber studs? They flirt right back, no problem. Because they know their status will never be questioned. But guys like you never flirt with me, because you get scared that maybe you should be with a girl like me.
And why not? You know, if you were standing over there looking at us, you know what you’d see? That we totally match. We’re actually a great couple together. And yet, you would never date a girl like me.
what a thing when a woman articulates what is happening and what she wants.