Oh my fucking god hahahahaha
I finished The Goldfinch today and I loved it despite it carrying a certain bleakness I wasn’t expecting. It was unmistakably a novel by my favourite author and once again she’s left my in a daze. I’m full of day dreams and sleepy thoughts.
One of my favourite parts was the tiny nod towards her first novel. Theo at a party being introduced to members of the Abernathy family; “And this is Francis…”
Francis Abernathy was my favourite character from The Secret History and that made me grin. I loved Boris dearly throughout this novel, from the moment he was introduced to the very end.
Today I reached 300 followers!
To celebrate I’m having ice cream and haven’t let my pyjamas all day (even if most of them are pornbots)
au where all the money i have in video games gets transferred into my bank account
not exactly new art but..
Today for lunch I have decided I’m going to lounge on my sofa and feed myself tortillas like they were grapes and I’m the emperor of Rome or some shit.
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!
*hires cr1tikal to be my wedding officiant*
what’s up everybody it’s cr1tikal, i now pronounce you husband and wife, lets do this shit
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