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by Grop
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 315372

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

At this point it is clear that people who only read the books and don't watch the show should not read this thead (although some of the things that we see might not be in the books). However someone who watches the show may be a few episodes late, and wouldn't want to be spoiled these. But then what...
by Grop
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 465240

Re: Trump presidency

And then the point of a wall is to be obstructionist.
by Grop
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 315372

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

S7E5, minor nitpick: Gendry mentions to Jon in this episode that he grew up on stories of their fathers fighting together... but I have a feeling like Gendry didn't know that Robert was his father until midway through season 3ish (I know in the books he doesn't figure it out for awhile&...
by Grop
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Dark Tower (2017)
Replies: 12
Views: 3738

Re: The Dark Tower (2017)

I liked it, while having not read the books.

Edit: Also there was a nice (if not subtle) reference to the Road.
by Grop
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4370

Re: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?

Just like Flumble, English is a foreign language to me. No matter how good, I am not interested in watching dubs in a foreign language. As for French dubs, some people claim that such and such series have very good dubs, and that we should watch them at least because the voice actors made such a goo...
by Grop
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Replies: 21
Views: 4221

Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Zohar wrote:Jupiter Ascending also didn't have the obvious Chinese market pandering this movie had. I suppose that's not surprising, from the credits at the beginning it looked like it was produced by a Chinese company.


What company do you have in mind? All the names I knew were French companies.
by Grop
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2249262

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

What is also quite weird (apart from the weirdness of that city not being able to have people pay their taxes) is that these people, who are supposedly rich, didn't buy their own street. It was auctionned, so the city would have made more money if they had made higher bids, and yet they were apparen...
by Grop
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2249262

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

It seems a bit weird to me, however, that a street would be private property instead of being owned by the city.
by Grop
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727409

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Anyone watching the Reflection ? Apart from the myanimelist.net page I can't find much information of this project. It looks like the adaptation of an American comic book, is apparently written by Stan Lee (I wouldn't know this name but he is apparently a celebrity in the funnybooks industry), but I...
by Grop
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Replies: 21
Views: 4221

Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

When I saw that Space Oddity opening I thought for a while that it was a short movie or something, and the actual movie would come later. Musical clips are weird. (But this one was good).
by Grop
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3985
Views: 510862

Re: The Darker Side of the News

It seems quite certain to me that, once out of jail, someone is very likely to do crimes again if they don't have access to a job (that is not super alienating). Society has to either hope that people have learned something in jail, or to have them die there (but then what would be the point of jail...
by Grop
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Replies: 21
Views: 4221

Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

I don't get why they got the two least charismatic actors in the universe to play the leads. I suspect Luc Besson wanted to be the only vip here and to owe success or failure only to himself (apart maybe from the comic book authors). I may be wrong, but that is my impression. That would be quite se...
by Grop
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Replies: 21
Views: 4221

Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

I have finally seen it (it actually came out like ten days ago). Very nice visually! The story feels a bit weird as there is a very simple main plot, but the story is sidetracked into small adventures. I haven't read the books, but I suspect the main plot is from one book, and several small adventur...
by Grop
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 315372

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

"Character Teleports" happened pretty much every time the show-writers took hold of the plot. The fact remains: the Game of Thrones TV audience doesn't have easy access to a map, while the "book audience" has a map at the back of each book. So the show writers take advantage of ...
by Grop
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3985
Views: 510862

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Alas, these days people seem to die by the dozen every day in the Mediteranean Sea. Estimation of 2000 dead between january and june 2017.
by Grop
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Replies: 21
Views: 4221

Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The Fifth Element already felt like Luc Besson had suddenly found a few tons of cash.

(This movie isn't available here yet).
by Grop
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727409

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Critics from Annecy festival were quite positive about In This Corner of the World, a movie that I plan to watch in a theater when it is available in my country.

I have just seen Mai Mai Miracle (2009) from the same director, it was very beautiful.
by Grop
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 270
Views: 39612

Re: Enjoyably shitty films

Yes, I was tricked by imdb to see that Luc Besson has directed another sci-fi save-the-universe film. I do have my reservations though, because the trailer suggests it's all so serious . I hope the film itself will show us society, like Fifth Element did. It is the adaptation of a comic series; I d...
by Grop
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727409

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I really liked Kobayashi. I am also following Re:creators (I may have mentioned this before). The direction it is taking is a bit weird, but so far they have managed to make everything interesting.
by Grop
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727409

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Summer has started with its anime series. So far I mostly noticed Made in Abyss which looks very good. I may read the manga if the anime disappoints me with some cheap episodes (as happens often these days), because it really *look* good. Episode 1 of Centaur no Nayami was nice as well, although I d...
by Grop
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230256

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Oh, that last syllabic is stressed as opposed to -tan in Satan which is unstressed. I always forget that thing about English. Thanks for your explanation.

Edit: What a difficult word.
by Grop
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230256

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I expected people to say tan in orangutan [tən], like I understand they do with Satan. Not a native speaker, but I can't see how someone would hesitate between [teɪŋ] and [tɛən].
by Grop
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230256

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I can confirm that in French, the decimal point is read as virgule ("comma") rather than point . So 1,234 ("1.234") would be un virgule deux trois quatre ("one comma two three four") or un virgule deux cent trente-quatre ("one comma two hundred thirty-four")....
by Grop
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How to write in plain language
Replies: 32
Views: 5591

Re: How to write in plain language

Its criticism is that it focuses only on word and sentence length. gmalivuk's claim regarded only sentence length. So it is possible that Hemingway did use long sentences but that his words were almost all monosyllabic. I think that's unlikely, though. Even so, does using shorter words (as in fewer...
by Grop
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nounal and pronomial
Replies: 6
Views: 2499

Re: Nounal and pronomial

One would normally use noun as a adjective, as in a noun phrase. I suppose nominal wouldn't be ambiguous in the contexts* where noun wouldn't fit.

* (contexts that I don't imagine at the moment).
by Grop
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727409

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Lately I watched (7 episodes of) Seikaisuru Kado ; this series has some merits, but every crisis is eventually solved because the ET can solve everything (which bored me). Fun thing is, I think the protagonist is the ugliest character in the show. Among positive things about this show, it is apparen...
by Grop
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727409

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Just to clarify, I can't indeed argue about boring, but I mostly meant so slow I am bored. I am also uninterested in the story, but I wouldn't claim it is especially bad. Regarding ugliness, I don't mind Toriyama's designs, but I am not impressed by the way they move. (Maybe I am misusing the word u...
by Grop
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727409

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I tried watching Dragon Ball Super, but it's quite ugly, and very slow and boring (but then DBZ was also very slow). Regarding Gohan, he was supposed to be the main character in the first half of DBZ, except for all these parts where Goku eventually saved everyone. But he has been weak and useless s...
by Grop
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727409

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I first dismissed Re:Creators as yet another Re:Re:Zero, but I am now watching it and I really like it. I especially like Mamika and how she evolved from super naive to an interesting character. These days I am also watching Alice to Zouroku ; not very pretty but I am interested in the story. Lately...
by Grop
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 24266

Re: British Snap Election - Meh result

No it isn't, I just made it up. I suspect a larger number of Brits are vegetarian (not necessarily vegan) than the French for instance, and that animal rights are more serious as well. But I don't think this is a well set stereotype.
by Grop
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 24266

Re: British Snap Election - Meh result

And I thought everyone was vegan in the UK. Can they really use goat's skin?
by Grop
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 465240

Re: Trump presidency

I wish quite a few foreign head of states and princes would take a hint.
by Grop
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3985
Views: 510862

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Likewise, Prometheus 2 was not dark enough.
by Grop
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 465240

Re: Trump presidency

A few weeks ago, I heard someone from French government say that they wouldn't negociate with Trump on this topic. They said they weren't interested in a lose-lose agreement, whatever that means. But it certainly makes no sense for countries that care about ecology to be nice with countries that don...
by Grop
Fri May 26, 2017 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: “good big”
Replies: 7
Views: 3324

Re: “good big”

Is it really a matter of word order, is "big good" more or less likely to happen? Could big (or good) be replaced with a synonym for some reason?
by Grop
Mon May 22, 2017 8:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6177
Views: 465240

Re: Trump presidency

Diadem wrote:I have to say, the 242nd season of The United States is definitely the best so far. I hope they'll renew the show for another season, though it's hard to see where they can go from here, plot wise.


Let's hope it doesn't end in a big cliffhanger.
by Grop
Tue May 09, 2017 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 189652

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

C'est une possibilité (il a pri s le nom de X ). Ce n'est en effet pas très pratique, en français on dit Il s'appelle X là où en anglais on dirait His name is X . On peut aussi dire Il se fait appeler X ou encore Il dit se nommer X pour exprimer l'idée que c'est un comportement de sa part, et pas ju...
by Grop
Tue May 09, 2017 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 747
Views: 247243

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

I haven't seen either movie, but the wikipedia page for The Island says the story is very similar to Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979).
by Grop
Mon May 08, 2017 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2249262

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

Well, let's say that is quite surprising.
by Grop
Mon May 08, 2017 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14720
Views: 2249262

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

CorruptUser wrote:Le Pen did get something around 1/3 of gay voters


Citation needed, perhaps?

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