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by Grop
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 738354

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

(Ginger, if you don't tell us what the things inside spoiler tags are about, we can't really decide if we want to avoid that kind of spoilers) I am reading a manga named Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san ; it is very cute and quite funny. An anime adaptation has just started, I don't plan to watch it beca...
by Grop
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14876
Views: 2326293

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

(Meanwhile in my part of the world, winter has been abnormally warm).
by Grop
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 941342

Re: Police misbehavior thread

If that could work, it might make sense to give one of these magical dollars to everyone, before they even do any crime.
by Grop
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 243675

Re: The worst film you've seen

Ah ah so you saw it at the top of that list and decided to watch it? Was there some motive other than try to win the thread? Alas I don't think we have defined the winning conditions for this game. Does he conquer their hearts and make them good kids? Do they call him out on not giving them stuff on...
by Grop
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 110
Views: 13072

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

That might make sense if they didn't really know him, that they would let him have his talk. That person asks a few very personal questions and I didn't notice that. Also we don't really know What year that is, which might exclude cell phones. And that weird frame -almost square with round edges- fe...
by Grop
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 110
Views: 13072

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I watched A Ghost Story today. It's fun times, indie movies come here with such a lag that I could download them instead of going to the theater. In this movie someone delivers a long speach to his drinking friends. I think this conversation would be impossible to have in real life. Someone drunk wo...
by Grop
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 110
Views: 13072

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

That was quite harsh. It is sort of interesting to point that in the middle ages women would be married against their will (or they would just agree because that would be necessary to their survival). And that it still happens in many countries. However that kind of content would belong in a horror ...
by Grop
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 110
Views: 13072

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Today (or yesterday really, as it is late in my time zone) I watched À bout de souffle, a movie from 1960, with a friend. This movie is super sexist, like in your face sexism. The main male character is always telling his girlfriend to shut up and undress. In the end we couldn't tell if this movie w...
by Grop
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14876
Views: 2326293

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

Last year A few years ago there was that article on someone being shot dead for asking a pain au chocolat in a city where they call that a chocolatine. http://www.legorafi.fr/2013/03/20/toulouse-il-se-fait-abattre-de-46-balles-dans-le-corps-pour-avoir-demande-un-pain-au-chocolat/ However le Gorafi ...
by Grop
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 480117

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

When I played Oblivion I would never sleep; staying lvl ~3 was much better than fighting strong mobs. However that was quite a failure at game designing.
by Grop
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 243675

Re: The worst film you've seen

In retrospect, I shouldn't have suggested it was dumb (pardon). I just wasn't really interested and I couldn't stand the humor. Every joke felt like I had heard it before.

However it seemed very good, just not my thing.
by Grop
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 243675

Re: The worst film you've seen

I haven't watched The Last Airbender; it came to my knowledge when I was an adult and it was apparently too dumb for my demographics (I did see a few episodes before deciding that). Making the fire people brown people is certainly a bad move (I think they are the villains in this story). However, wo...
by Grop
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 480117

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

Morrowind is clearly my favorite TES game. But before it came out I spent a crazy time on Daggerfall.
by Grop
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 480117

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

Gog's Daggerfall works very well on my computer; I can't predict how it will do in 2027.
by Grop
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 480117

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

I must say indeed that when I played Daggerfall I would save before accepting any quest. I still do that when playing any rpg. There was that quest in which someone gave you an item; and if you dropped that item because your cat was drunk or something, that quest became impossible and super annoying...
by Grop
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2633
Views: 480117

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

A game named Oxenfree is currently free on gog.com; I have no opinion on how good that might be. They also sell Redguard for super cheap; and if you buy Redguard you also get Arena and Daggerfall which are the first two opuses from the The Elder Scrolls franchise. I haven't played Redguard or Arena,...
by Grop
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 21874

Re: Thomas Fire

It feels crazy that today we can't stop fires. I hope these ones will stop soon.
by Grop
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 941342

Re: Police misbehavior thread

You just need to keep increasing supply until people realize that houses aren't suppose to be investments. In my country, one of the most efficient ways for the middle class to pay less taxes (in a legal manner and without leaving country) consists in buying new secondary homes and having someone e...
by Grop
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1910
Views: 484233

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Nice name!
by Grop
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 292
Views: 154856

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

Would you guys recommend My Cousin Rachel (the 2017 movie)? I think I am going to the theater tomorrow, and I am not decided yet on what I will watch. This one has apparently a very limited distribution in my country.

Edit: I eventually went and liked it.
by Grop
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 941342

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Which is funny, because it is based on an american novel.
by Grop
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 941342

Re: Police misbehavior thread

But can an unemployed Greek move to Britain and collect welfare and social services? My understanding is that in the EU you can travel anywhere without needing a passport, but moving and finding a(n above the table) job are more restricted. Travel is unrestricted, but there are time limits on your ...
by Grop
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1201
Views: 173220

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Oh, I thought this was only about goods and money.
by Grop
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1201
Views: 173220

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Is it really a concession? I thought most Brits were happy about customs union and single market and unhappy about some other EU things.
by Grop
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 738354

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Yesterday on reddit I said that In this Corner of the World is quite underrated. This is quite obvious as this movie is from 2016, was more successful in Japan than Your Name (at least in 2016) and is not much heard of. Someone told me two things: 1) that this movie had been available in English lat...
by Grop
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 570
Views: 84932

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

It might be particular that that word would be an auxiliary verb. Having words for indicating emphasis, interrogation or negation certainly is nothing special.
by Grop
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14876
Views: 2326293

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

Not exactly a news, but I chanced on some fun trivia about Andorra :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_w ... regularity
by Grop
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14876
Views: 2326293

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

Are you all talking about that air penis? The craziest part is that it made the news at all.
by Grop
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4127
Views: 551033

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Good thing Chernobyl's cloud was stopped by the Alps! (Frequent propaganda joke here, I live close to the Italian border).
by Grop
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 238348

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Today I made a joke about "cannot" sounding like French "cannette" in this song: Olga I cannot.

I mean the second syllable sounds like [nεt] to me. I don't think that would be common everywhere; how common would that be in the UK?
by Grop
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 292
Views: 154856

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

Seen On Body and Soul , a Hungarian movie from this year. I can't tell* when it may be screened in countries other than mine, but that was good. Not the awesomest movie ever, but quite watchable and interesting and since we don't watch Hungarian movies every day (and I think we should be curious abo...
by Grop
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"
Replies: 82
Views: 10724

Re: 1916: "Temperature Preferences"

I have been in Urumqi; I doubt it is very different from Turpan, and I wouldn't recommend it if you hate heat.
by Grop
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 292
Views: 154856

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

I have just seen the Net , a Korean movie from last year. It's a sort of dramatic comedy in which a fisherman from North Korea accidently enters South Korea, is caught by their security, and suspected of being a spy. He obviously wants to avoid being corrupted by anti-communist shenanigans, and to g...
by Grop
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The 2048th sequel to Blade Runner
Replies: 59
Views: 7967

Re: The 2048th sequel to Blade Runner

And I didn't see the new PotA because I haven't seen the previous ones in this trio(?) even though I'd heard good things. And I didn't see the earlier ones because I haven't finished the originals. It's missed opportunities all the way down. I didn't see the first two, but I went and saw that one. ...
by Grop
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Replies: 21
Views: 4436

Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Out of curiosity I watched episode one. Like I suggested before, this is very unlike the Animatrix or the Blade Runner animated shows. For one thing it was made without knowledge there would be a movie (and therefore shouldn't be watched as additional content to the movie), and it probably didn't ha...
by Grop
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The 2048th sequel to Blade Runner
Replies: 59
Views: 7967

Re: Blade Runner 2049

The most illogical part of the movie though is That GiantCorp doesn't have all data of what's happening with the virtual wives they provide available to them. Of course they would, it's ridiculous to imply otherwise. Did the movie really make that suggestion? I don't remember when. Rega...
by Grop
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4413
Views: 738354

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Kino no Tabi (2017) episode 2 covers the same story as the episodes 6 and 7 of the 2005 series. I think it is fun to compare the two. (Edit: the credits are showed at the end of episode 10, although it is probably not the last episode. Many names look Vietnamese, but this series looks pretty decent ...
by Grop
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1910
Views: 484233

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

- Natuk . (Guesses not this. Mentions fighting trolls and dragons, at least.) Natuk was the one game I could remember of that kind, but indeed that would be unlikely (therefore I didn't suggest it). In that game you would play a party of orcs, goblins and ogres, which I suppose Kiresaur would remem...
by Grop
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Replies: 21
Views: 4436

Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

I haven't, but I heard of it before. I understand it should be quite different from the movie; they seem to have nothing in common except from being adaptations of the same books (also Eurocorp was involved in the production). I also understand it should be closer to its base material (for instance ...
by Grop
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 238348

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I did struggle to find any other words with an initial /nw/ (and all medial examples I can find out a syllable break between the two consonants). I guess it's a case of adapting a loanword to English phonotactics. It seems odd though that people making a living talking about film are the ones I not...

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