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@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?

@  MEDdMI : (13 April 2019 - 10:56 PM)

*slaps them both*

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

Seems like a polarizing decision, but it's not like jest anyone could make it for you.

@  Xellos : (13 April 2019 - 06:06 PM)

I had an epiphany today. My spirit animal is Fozzie Bear. We both love our un-bear-able jokes, which make people feel like they are being pun-ished.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:24 AM)

That's what makes the show so poignant, I think. It take a contemporary perspective, rather than a modern one. The hardships of the time aren't glossed over, but they're portrayed very stoically. Yeah, many people suffered, there was poverty, but so was life at the time. There's also a high-ranking Jewish police official who's a very by-the-books guy and supports the frail democracy of Weimar Germany. If you want to learn more about how Germany BEFORE the Period Everyone Knows About, this show is as good as it gets.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:19 AM)

Because in retrospect, we (even here in Germany) tend to view the era with knowledge of what would later come, but in reality, the Nazis started out as a regional fringe movement and basically just happened to be in the right place at the right time to seize power.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:18 AM)

The communists are a much bigger threat. When the Nazis appear, they will likely do so with a bang. Like, completely out of left field.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:17 AM)

The show tries its best to accurately depict the zeitgeist of the era, the post-war period with a young, struggling (and ultimately doomed) democracy... but like in real life, the Nazis aren't really an issue on anyone's mind yet.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:16 AM)

The female lead is a young, aspiring typist and part-time prostitute who dreams of becoming a police officer working in the murder department.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:15 AM)

During his investigations, he becomes involved in political unrest, murder cases, a conspiracy of reactionary monarchists, Russian counter-revolutionaries and more.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:14 AM)

@Benbot: Babylon Berlin is a film noir-style crime drama set in the German capital of Berlin in the year 1929. It features a World War I veteran turned police officer from Cologne who comes to Berlin to investigate a porn ring that blackmails his superior, the grand mayor of Cologne (who would later become the first chancellor of post-WWII Germany).


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#1 Kevin S

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 07:03 AM

http://www.tfw2005.c...style-jazz.html

Just reposting a link to TFW2005, because I'm mobile, but figured I'd point the figure out.

The car mode is a tad off, and the paint job could use work... Still, I think I might grab this if he comes out.

Love how the doors can do both toy & cartoon configurations. Fingers seem a bit thin.

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 07:58 AM

Looks above average.  I'd buy him at a decent price if the quality is good.


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 08:27 AM

It's interesting, but I feel like Jazz is probably on Takara's short list if they can figure out licensing for it.


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 09:00 AM

Robot mode is definitely on-point, vehicle mode looks a bit too squished-up and cartoony, IMO - the back wheels are way too big.  And yeah, Takara will eventually do a proper MP Jazz. 


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 09:00 AM

Yup, looks decent for what it is but more MP Autobot cars are the last thing I'd go 3rd party for. Hope those shins are less clunky in physical form.

 


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 10:13 AM

It's interesting, but I feel like Jazz is probably on Takara's short list if they can figure out licensing for it.


This. He's as good as a lot of 3P MP that I would buy, but TakaraTomy has to be working on Jazz.

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 10:13 AM

I usually like Jazz in most forms, but somehow this fails to wow me.  I mean it's not bad, it's just... meh.  Maybe it's the fact that it's pretty much a direct lift of the animation model or the oddly impassive smile on his face.  It just lacks oomph.

 

Somehow I feel a proper MP Jazz would have more personality to it.


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 10:58 AM

Yeah, I'm with the "Takara has to be planning this" line of thought.  Jazz is definitely a character they love, so I'm going to take my chances waiting on an official one.



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 11:18 AM

my brain echoes all these logical statements of waiting for a real one...

 

<_< but damned if these hands aren't doing 'grabby grabby'  at my tv



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 12:03 PM

Robot mode is definitely on-point, vehicle mode looks a bit too squished-up and cartoony, IMO - the back wheels are way too big.  And yeah, Takara will eventually do a proper MP Jazz.


If the vehicle mode wad totally on point, Porsche would totally go after any retailers selling it.

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 12:18 PM

Right. I mean, they can take some stylistic liberties to avoid a suit, but their current vehicle design suffers from being stocky and weird looking, proportion-wise.

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 02:25 PM

There is almost no way we won't be getting a Jazz from TT.

 

I'll wait for that one.


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 02:45 PM

 

Robot mode is definitely on-point, vehicle mode looks a bit too squished-up and cartoony, IMO - the back wheels are way too big.  And yeah, Takara will eventually do a proper MP Jazz.


If the vehicle mode wad totally on point, Porsche would totally go after any retailers selling it.

 

Since when has vehicle licensing mattered to 3P companies? Porshe is owned by VW Automotive group and they didn't go after Toyworld's 'Bee.

 

Anyway, he looks tubby to me - way too squat and the face looks soft. I think the proportions are fairly G1 toy accurate though a bit "toonized"

 

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but I think my image of Jazz's bot mode has been shaped by the Animated and RTS versions and I'd like something a little more svelte. The MP Lambos and Datsuns managed to look a little more heroic and Wheeljack even more so. That's what I'd like to see with Jazz too.


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 03:02 PM

I'm down for this, assuming Real MP Jazz doesn't get announced by the time it comes out. Being on Takara's short list doesn't mean much to me when the only release a few toys a year.


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 03:26 PM

So... Takara unveiling tomorrow, then?



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Posted 27 May 2015 - 04:13 PM

I'm personally keeping an eye on this one. Yeah, he isn't perfect, but I think some of the issues might be resolved once this is made into a physical item, as CG can over accentuate certain details.

Also, they might make some improvements to the build. At any rate, I like him better than the Maketoys & MMC attempts at Masterpiece style.

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 05:26 AM

Not bad, but although "Meister" does mean "Master" I think I'd rather see the former over it that the later - just silly. Master Porche - really? Although later on in time I'm sure a good sticker sheet can fix that no problems. Not sure how I feel about the giant megaphone type things on the back, I did like the RTS versions speakers folding from inside the door. ("How about some Dooooom!")


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 08:09 PM

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So prototype pictures hit. Sadly, the head is even less impressive in a 3d print. Hope that it undergoes an update.

On a guess, the figure doesn't appear to be properly transformed, as the CG graphics tended to have the arm much closer to the shoulder. I'm guessing that the tolerances of the 3d printing material make this a bit dicey.

Foot kibble doesn't bother me, and I'd likely go in for him it it wasn't for the head. Although I might change that opinion once I see the car mode.

Sized pretty well, and looks like he could be a Takara project in comparison to Masterpiece BB.

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 09:49 PM

Yeah, gotta get the face right.


 
 
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Posted 06 June 2015 - 09:54 PM

Hey maybe some of us want Reissue Jazz homages.


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