July 24, 2014
ducks say kwaahk
fish go blub
and the seal goes ow ow ow

— the voice of our generation or a voice of a generation?

July 22, 2014
a-little-melancholy:

chaz-gelf:

sixmilliondeadinternets:

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.”I about pissed myself laughing at this.

salt march? more like assault march, am i right?

a-little-melancholy:

chaz-gelf:

sixmilliondeadinternets:

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 255On 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.”

I about pissed myself laughing at this.

salt march? more like assault march, am i right?

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June 27, 2014

sevvey6:

WHY IS THE LAST ONE THE MOST REALISTIC??

i live for these

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June 22, 2014

fishingboatproceeds:

I love Akilah.

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.

June 16, 2014
oh no particular favourites this morning

oh no particular favourites this morning

May 26, 2014
i don’t know why this makes me laugh so hard. 

i don’t know why this makes me laugh so hard. 

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May 25, 2014
neighbourhood bookstore, mables fables left prof. mcgonagall in charge for the night. (i know it’s not a tabby cat. whatever, pedantic sibling)

neighbourhood bookstore, mables fables left prof. mcgonagall in charge for the night. (i know it’s not a tabby cat. whatever, pedantic sibling)

May 20, 2014
long have i been in search of this word, for it is precisely what i do when i dance dolo. 

long have i been in search of this word, for it is precisely what i do when i dance dolo. 

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May 13, 2014

kenyatta:

peterwknox:

zachdionne:

If you didn’t see Louie last night, watch this scene. (Or Vulture has the full text of the scene. And an interview with the actress. And a thoughtful response from Danielle Henderson, who is excellent and who’s recapping this season for them.)

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. 

May 8, 2014

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May 6, 2014
one busted light makes all the difference. #houseofhorror #nofilter #hugagaffer #wheresmysupersoop #hashtag

one busted light makes all the difference. #houseofhorror #nofilter #hugagaffer #wheresmysupersoop #hashtag

May 2, 2014
lego my glass

lego my glass

April 29, 2014

itswallie:

 #that took me a second to get #this is a very involved joke

(Source: awesome-, via kenyatta)

April 24, 2014
Ruling is hard. This was maybe my answer to Tolkien, whom, as much as I admire him, I do quibble with. Lord of the Rings had a very medieval philosophy: that if the king was a good man, the land would prosper. We look at real history and it’s not that simple. Tolkien can say that Aragorn became king and reigned for a hundred years, and he was wise and good. But Tolkien doesn’t ask the question: What was Aragorn’s tax policy? Did he maintain a standing army? What did he do in times of flood and famine? And what about all these orcs? By the end of the war, Sauron is gone but all of the orcs aren’t gone – they’re in the mountains. Did Aragorn pursue a policy of systematic genocide and kill them? Even the little baby orcs, in their little orc cradles?

In real life, real-life kings had real-life problems to deal with. Just being a good guy was not the answer. You had to make hard, hard decisions. Sometimes what seemed to be a good decision turned around and bit you in the ass; it was the law of unintended consequences. I’ve tried to get at some of these in my books. My people who are trying to rule don’t have an easy time of it. Just having good intentions doesn’t make you a wise king.

george r.r. martin in the rolling stone interview.

what was aragon’s tax policy? orc cradles? i want to read that book.

April 22, 2014
The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenalin but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.

— glenn gould 

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