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by Grop
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737567

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Overall I think most people dislike the 2016 and 2017 Berserk series. I dropped them early, and the few good scenes that I saw only made me want to read the manga again (I had already read the arcs covered in these series). At least they are supposed to tell an interesting story, so if you haven't r...
by Grop
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?
Replies: 22
Views: 4770

Re: Why Are Subs Better than Dubs?

I said* this before in an other thread, but then you also have the cases where the dubs are quite funny (if not very respectful of the original thing).

*Edit: actually I mostly haven't; but I just found this similar thread named Subtitling vs. dubbing.
by Grop
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 50245

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

You can see a Celtic cross, popular as swastika-replacement. This is quite surprising, considering that the Netherlands have little to do (in my understanding) with Celtic heritage. But that illustrates how European fascists behave. They won't openly show you a swastika; but they do show subtler sy...
by Grop
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 322176

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

Re: B I thought Benjen was an uncontrolled wight. Maybe an orphan one, as in a White Walker died? In episode 6 when a white walker dies, all his wights fall into dust (which is both disappointing and cliché), except for one. That either means that surviving wight was controlled by some other...
by Grop
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 50245

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Zamfir, when I started writing my post the mods (possibly you) were apparently not finished with moving the posts from the other thread, so that wasn't so explicitly a thread about Charlottesville (although I am following the Trump thread; and I noticed the moved posts before posting so I could have...
by Grop
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"
Replies: 409
Views: 50245

Re: Antifa & neo-Nazi Ned in: "Too Many Violence?"

Not really a comment on this article, and I didn't want to say this in the Trump thread, but after talking to with quite a few antifas from my part of the world and seeing them drunk, they were terrible people. Their fight is good on paper, but they gather as groups and all they talk about is violen...
by Grop
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 570
Views: 84717

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

In my view, even in French c and ç are two variants of the same letter. I think it is quite obvious with inflected verbs, such as décevoir => déçu. The c remains a c, but we add a cedilla in order to make the pronunciation explicit.
by Grop
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:42 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 238093

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Eebster the Great wrote:
Liri wrote:I hear Q pon in the American Southeast relatively often (offen?) but pretty much only by people with robust accents.

The t is silent, as in "soften."


I think I heard some native speakers say the t in often, but I don't remember which ones (or where they were from).
by Grop
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2323069

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

Sableagle wrote:described a deluge of “near biblical proportions” hitting his Louisiana home.


Hence my belief that biblical deluge was just a big flood located in a specific country. Or in a specific plain.
by Grop
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 322176

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

What a Chekhov's Gun we saw here.
by Grop
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 737567

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I wouldn't know, but a quick search revealed that there would be a 1940 film by the name (or should I say, spelling) Kaze no Matasaburo based on a short story and a OVA from 1988 . So that 2016 thing seems to be the remake/readaptation of something famous in Japan. (Also Lu Over the Wall will be rel...
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: 322176

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: 7233
Views: 540284

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: 322176

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: 3960

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: 4770

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: 4417

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: 14874
Views: 2323069

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: 14874
Views: 2323069

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: 4413
Views: 737567

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: 4417

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: 4123
Views: 549092

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: 4417

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: 4417

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: 322176

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: 4123
Views: 549092

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: 4417

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: 4413
Views: 737567

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: 272
Views: 42468

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: 4413
Views: 737567

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: 4413
Views: 737567

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: 238093

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: 238093

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: 238093

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: 6359

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: 2921

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: 4413
Views: 737567

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: 4413
Views: 737567

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: 4413
Views: 737567

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: 4413
Views: 737567

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...

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