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by Grop
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 94
Views: 8228

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

In fact, they also happen to say the war sometimes, so I suppose this is also in order to avoid repetitions.
by Grop
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 94
Views: 8228

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I am watching Peaky Blinders. Whenever the characters speak of ww1, they say "France" when "the war" would be as explicit (and more straightforward). I don't think that is strange when talking about people who died in France, or things that happened in France, but sentences like ...
by Grop
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 425
Views: 156491

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Winter Voices is an RPG with turn-based combats that are only "defensive". That is, you can't really harm your opponents, and are supposed to reach goals such as reaching an escape zone or survive for N turns. In this game you play a young woman who has just lost her father and has to deal...
by Grop
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.
Replies: 425
Views: 156491

Re: Kickstarter Thread. Everything Goes Here.

Anyone played Winter Voices? That would be the sequel.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cl ... f-the-pyre
by Grop
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 94
Views: 8228

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Death Proof was (I think) less violent than other movies of his, and it was a commercial failure.

Also I like the idea that strongish authors do whatever they want, instead of the same old thing that is dictated by big companies.
by Grop
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6020
Views: 436708

Re: Trump presidency

Also when doing an ad hominem you are usually attacking *someone*, not making a generic statement about hypothetical people.
by Grop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2220143

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

My point was, mass is more significant than length. And size is a super vague word.
by Grop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2220143

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

For some reason I can't access that article today, weird error. Anyway I wanted to check it again to see if it mentioned the bobcat's size or weight? Wikipedia gives a range of 47-125cm long, and 6-18kg in weight. Which ranges from not much bigger than a domestic cat, to about half the size of a ti...
by Grop
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:18 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 559
Views: 74660

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Eebster the Great wrote:I hear CDs are gonna replace casettes soon.


That was done for some of the coolest languages; but French is still learned using cassettes.
by Grop
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6020
Views: 436708

Re: Trump presidency

The US wanting out of world economy is quite a bold move; I wonder how many seasons will keep us entertained.
by Grop
Sun May 27, 2018 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885655

Re: Police misbehavior thread

In other words, nobody is ever rehabilitated.
by Grop
Sat May 26, 2018 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1998: "GDPR"
Replies: 61
Views: 4840

Re: 1998: "GDPR"

I took it to mean there was a group named 3rd party extensions.
by Grop
Wed May 23, 2018 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2220143

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

This is the funniest part about Eurovision: no country wants to host it. Hence all the trolls not really trying to win.
by Grop
Sun May 20, 2018 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3842
Views: 491846

Re: The Darker Side of the News

addams wrote:Oh, you Europeans; You don't have Cats, Bear and Crocodiles. We Do! They will hunt and kill humans for fun.


We have finished terraforming for quite a while. When are you doing your part of the world?
by Grop
Thu May 17, 2018 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Questions For The World
Replies: 2216
Views: 397661

Re: Questions For The World

Unless foxes are tougher than dogs in that regard, that undermines the fable The Fox and the Grapes.
by Grop
Thu May 17, 2018 7:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6020
Views: 436708

Re: Trump presidency

A world where theres a large permanently disadvantaged underclass, mostly. One where a plethora of policies are in place which ostensibly help the underclasses but are actually designed to sabotage them in one way or another to ensure they stay in the underclass. For instance, a welfare system with...
by Grop
Mon May 07, 2018 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2220143

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

To be fair, the mediteranean without Italy doesn't look that bad, when compared to Europe without Germany, North America without Canada, or South Korea without North Korea.
by Grop
Mon May 07, 2018 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2220143

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Soupspoon wrote:Humorous news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44005284

(I got 9/10, rather proudly, only failing with the baltic states question where I dithered the wrong way between the right answer and the one I chose.)


The one about Bielorussia? I wouldn't call that a baltic state.
by Grop
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3842
Views: 491846

Re: The Darker Side of the News

- Don't Delta have a duty to inform passengers that they need to dispose of apples on the plane and not carry them into the US? Should be right there on the packaging if nothing else. Seems pretty irresponsible to hand out stuff on a flight that could cause passengers to end up with massive fines. ...
by Grop
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885655

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Did they really need to use force and handcuffs? Wouldn't they be able to tell the "intruders" that "now you get out" (and escalate if that does not happen)? Another article says they asked and the two people allegedly refused. https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/14/us/philadelphia-poli...
by Grop
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 885655

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Did they really need to use force and handcuffs? Wouldn't they be able to tell the "intruders" that "now you get out" (and escalate if that does not happen)?
by Grop
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3842
Views: 491846

Re: The Darker Side of the News

One can also find a few articles* from 2003 about that guy named Philippe Rivere who worked for Air France and made a joke about his shoes in New York. * alas, google insists that I am only interested in French language results such as this one . Of course it may have made the news here mostly becau...
by Grop
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2631
Views: 463254

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

In Daggerfall instead of savescumming for easy quests you could easily remove the files for bothersome quests. But then you would still savescum in case some bug would make the quest impossible.
by Grop
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3842
Views: 491846

Re: The Darker Side of the News

In my view, such an age shouldn't be lower than the age for voting or buying alcohol.
by Grop
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6020
Views: 436708

Re: Trump presidency

The problem with that, is that it only works well if the group you're ridiculing has very little power or support. Lack of power is easy to ridicule, whether it's Nazis or a more worthwhile group. Basically, it's hard to laugh at torch marches when stuff actually gets torched at night (let alone in...
by Grop
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2220143

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

To be honest I actually did parse that phrase as a noun phrase made of two nouns that I would have to look up. Obviously it is some organisation responsible for handling disputes, which I assume to be legal ones.
by Grop
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2220143

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I wouldn't know how to parse disputes panel.
by Grop
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 13102

Re: Thomas Fire

Indeed, who would believe the river can go this high.
by Grop
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 6600

Re: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)

Incidentally, I am pretty sure this is taught in French high schools. Or was when I was there. Also what people have been taught and what they actually remember may differ (to be fair to British teachers).
by Grop
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14775
Views: 2220143

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

CorruptUser wrote:Just do what Manhattan does. Import all the workers during the day, then ship them out at night.


For quite a few seconds I wondered if that could be a Watchmen reference. Also, see Monaco (and presumably many city states).
by Grop
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 4905

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

Brains cause masturbation.
by Grop
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722863

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Jorpho wrote:By the way: is it unusually worthwhile to read the Full Metal Alchemist manga before watching FMA: Brotherhood, or is it fine to watch the series as-is?


I watched FMA:B without having read the manga or watched the first series, and I didn't feel lost.
by Grop
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722863

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Has anyone caught Mary and the Witch's Flower yet? It is quite disappointing that Cineplex did not see fit to bring it to Canada. (Instead, for some baffling reason, we got the live-action Gintama movie.) Expected in late february in my country. As usual with anime, I don't know yet whether it will...
by Grop
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3842
Views: 491846

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I buy a lot of frozen vegetables (not frozen meals); they are super cheap and already peeled and cut into pieces. That really helps making fairly healthy meals very quick and without having to go and buy things often.

Of course you would need a freezer.
by Grop
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722863

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

This manga is quite simple indeed. We should not wonder if she likes him, but rather how she will make fun of him (or how wrong he will be). This is part of the cuteness, and quite often she does not even "tease" him; he just overthinks things and makes poor decisions.
by Grop
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 94
Views: 8228

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Would you say it is good? I am intrigued but I can see it being utterly bad like making fun of fat people or whatever.
by Grop
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9555
Views: 1068006

Re: What are you listening to?

flicky1991 wrote:Right at this moment: The Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian


Very nice indeed ! For some reason that I can't explain (because these songs don't seem to be related at all - maybe just the rythm or something) it made me think of Revillos - Tell him.
by Grop
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9555
Views: 1068006

Re: What are you listening to?

Been listening to this punk rock group Les Ramoneurs de Menhirs and I thought it would be funny to link this clip based on American cartoons (although they probably didn't exactly pay for the right to use these pictures). Also I love how they represent Breton punks in trad dresses . The language is ...
by Grop
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722863

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I wouldn't know, but I just found this reddit post that covers season one (25 first episodes). When that first season ended, I considered reading the manga; however I disliked the art therefore I am willing to wait for the anime to continue (or not). (Also if I did read the manga I would start from ...
by Grop
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722863

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I think it makes sense, if they are going to do some horrific stuff, to do that from the beginning. It may suck to spend several hours watching a series, then finding out it is actually too much for you.

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