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by Grop
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727390

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: 559
Views: 78243

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: 14720
Views: 2249161

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: 14720
Views: 2249161

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: 3985
Views: 510808

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: 230236

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: 290
Views: 151341

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: 9564

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: 290
Views: 151341

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: 7224

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: 4221

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: 7224

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: 4412
Views: 727390

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: 1895
Views: 472174

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: 4221

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: 230236

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...
by Grop
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The 2048th sequel to Blade Runner
Replies: 59
Views: 7224

Re: Blade Runner 2049

Spoiler:
Even if we assumed there was such a rule: if pokemon A and B breed, their child C will be a genius memory crafter.

This is something the show has never told us.

And there would be no way for replicants to predict that. Since no replicant has ever been born before that one.
by Grop
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The 2048th sequel to Blade Runner
Replies: 59
Views: 7224

Re: Blade Runner 2049

Considering that her parents are super intelligent replicants, given that they sort of function as adults in spite of being a couple of years old, it stands to reason that a 30 year old replicant would be even more intelligent. Or talented or wise or whatever. I don't think it follows at all, even ...
by Grop
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The 2048th sequel to Blade Runner
Replies: 59
Views: 7224

Re: Blade Runner 2049

I suppose the animated short movies might explain some of the history. The 2022 one for instance seems to be about the blackout. Soylent Green related nitpick: The world seems to be quite poor. And in the very beginning, we see a super cop go to a well functionning farm and kill the one farmer becau...
by Grop
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:14 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The 2048th sequel to Blade Runner
Replies: 59
Views: 7224

Re: Blade Runner 2049

Nitpick Why was there several beehives in an area with no flowers? How did the hives survive? How do you know they were real bees? How are they supposed to survive in that super radioactive place? How are Harrison Ford and his dog doing that as well? Are replicants and their dogs supposed to resist...
by Grop
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727390

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Autumn is quite promising as usual with so many good looking series and season twos and reboots! Really so many series look good. Who would have figured there would be a Kino no Tabi reboot? It is the adaptation of a light novel though, so there should be new content and they might not be able to do...
by Grop
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The 2048th sequel to Blade Runner
Replies: 59
Views: 7224

Re: Blade Runner 2049

I really liked it. It looked great, made a very good use of its soundtrack, had nice designs and SF ideas, and surprised me several times. I expected many cliché things to happen, and quite often they came and were very different from my expectations. The nostalgic moments are done right: they are e...
by Grop
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230236

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I can't help much about non-binary French people; I am yet to hear of them in French language. The French wikipedia entry on them suggests a few gender-neutral pronouns I have never seen, or alternating beween masculine and feminine pronouns, or other solutions that seem quite impractical to me (I c...
by Grop
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727390

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Made in Abyss looked awesome, and was very good. Be just warned that it gets much darker than you might expect from the first few episodes; and the cuteness/moe of these kids will make their suffering more painful to watch (as in Madoka or Alien 9 for instance). Also it ends in a cliffhanger (I will...
by Grop
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230236

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

* The (much rarer) adjective ending -tiell is pronounced [-ˈʦi̯ɛl]. The 1996 spelling reform allows the spelling -ziell now if a related word with z exists, because there were anyway words spelled with -ziell already (e.g. potentiell/potenziell, existentiell/existenziell because Potenz and Existenz...
by Grop
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3985
Views: 510808

Re: The Darker Side of the News

There was a similar debate right after the Brexit vote. It would make sense for such a dramatic decision as leaving a country, to demand a larger majority thant 50% (maybe 60% for instance or whatever). That would just have to be stated beforehand, so that people can't complain after the vote that r...
by Grop
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 230236

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

eSOANEM wrote:
Monika wrote:Petition to spell rhyme rime, it's Germanic and not Greek after all.


Spelling rhyme that way would be entirely sensible though and is occasionally used archaically (as in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner).


Someone probably thought it would look more savant.
by Grop
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727390

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I saw In This Corner of the World yesterday, it was very good.
by Grop
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Equifax is hacked
Replies: 27
Views: 5999

Re: Equifax is hacked

gd1 wrote:Just minorly daydreamed of a scenario where there were no hackers, viruses, or spam. No need for antivirus, no spam folder, and you wouldn't even need a password for your computer. And then my antivirus quarantined something. Oh well.


But then so many people would have no job!
by Grop
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4412
Views: 727390

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: 4369

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: 40550

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: 315366

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: 40550

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: 40550

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: 559
Views: 78243

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: 230236

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: 14720
Views: 2249161

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: 315366

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: 4412
Views: 727390

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...

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