Big Boi’s “Mother of Dragons” is great, as are Magazeen’s “Iron Throne” and Damn Yankee’s “Born to Rule.” It’s just that I wish HBO had figured out how to sit down with everyone and come up with different storylines and themes to write about. Like, can you imagine how amazing a rap from the point of view of Tywin Lannister would have been? Or one solely about the battle between the Wildlings and the Night’s Watch? The world of Westeros is so vast that you could probably spend an entire career rapping about its intricacies without ever repeating yourself, so why is there so much repetition in Catch the Throne?
We really liked the Game of Thrones mixtape, but we wanted to LOOOVE it, and it just didn’t quite get there for us. Read the rest of our review to find out why.
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We’ll crash that party so hard!
via ScienceAlert, Bird and Moon Comics
Beth, realizing the foolishness of her actions and the overwhelmingly negative effect that her grief must be having on her thought process, calmly and rationally respects Daryl’s judgment and willingly returns to camp. Haha, just kidding! She flips him off before going back into the woods for her elusive drink, because everyone knows that booze grows on trees. That’s why so many alcoholics are mountaineers, right?
Read the rest of our recap for The Walking Dead 4x12, “Still”
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!
(Source: halcy, via godot-found)
Now, videogames haven’t made me violent, but they have made me feel like I’m supposed to pick this up.
via Some Thomas.
Flaskback time! Michonne is making food with her two original walker boyfriends — pre-walker, of course. They’re talking about a museum they just went to and Michonne calls the exhibit “pedestrian.” Her “lover” adds: “The whole thing was like a monument to someone trying too damned hard to be different.” Michonne continues, now holding her katana instead of a knife. “I’m glad I saw it, even though I did not love it.” I’m pretty sure the show is just talking about itself, now.
Read more of our recap of The Walking Dead, season 4 episode 9: “After.”
In the scoop that Latino Review just put out is right, Eisenberg will be playing exactly the kind of Lex Luthor that we’d all expect him to be playing.