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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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Posted 17 August 2015 - 06:38 AM

Too bad that Slipstream's metallic parts don't match the nylon parts.  They shouldn't have bothered with the metallic if that were the case.  I imagine the metallic is there to match the rest of the Takara Animated figures.

 

The blurb says something about Transformers for adults.

 

Also an awesome custom Autorooper QTF.

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 06:49 AM

Blackarachnia is six or seven different kinds of funky. And not in a good way. 

 

Wonder why the spiderlegs on her back are a completely different color from anything else on her.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 06:54 AM


I can't wait to put that BA with Rattrap and Rhinox.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 07:10 AM

Blackarachnia is six or seven different kinds of funky. And not in a good way. 

 

Wonder why the spiderlegs on her back are a completely different color from anything else on her.

Because her spider legs in the cartoon were that color, which wasn't the same as the rest of her gold.

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 07:16 AM

I dunno, the metallic works for me here. It's not as bad as, say, SDCC Devastator.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 07:20 AM

Blackarachnia looks really good, IMO. I like Slipstream too but did not preorder her because I don't like that Windblade mold enough to pay the import price for it.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 07:21 AM

Damn Takara naming. This thread had me excited for a minute.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 07:51 AM

Since the purple is already split up into three different materials - ABS, nylon, paint - and therefore will have three different shades/sheens, I would have preferred the silver to have just been a gray. As they can match gray paint and gray nylon much more closely than silver.

 

As is there's just a little too much variation with 3 purples and 2 silvers. 



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 08:14 AM

Heh. Very happy with this Blackarachnia, and love seeing the pincher left positioned over her hand in bot mode, as I always did with the Animated version. 

 

So… there is still room for a deluxe-sized BA with proper pincher hands.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 08:31 AM

Still like that Blackarachnia.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 08:53 AM

Glad I have the 3 ladies on preorder.  Loving the looks of them.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:31 AM

These things are a combination of some really good ideas and some really bad ones.  I like them overall, but I do wish they hadn't mixed silver and gray on Slipsteam and hadn't made Blackarachnia's boobs translucent.  BA's head sculpt looks great, though.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:12 AM

I can't wait to put that BA with Rattrap and Rhinox.

-ZacWilliam, they both look great.

She might possibly be as tall as than Rhinox, though.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:29 AM

These things are a combination of some really good ideas and some really bad ones.  I like them overall, but I do wish they hadn't mixed silver and gray on Slipsteam and hadn't made Blackarachnia's boobs translucent.  BA's head sculpt looks great, though.

I can see the bad ideas like the mold choices or making a Slipstream toy, but what were the good ideas?



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 11:39 AM

I'm gonna need to get my painting skills back up to par.

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:04 PM

 

I can't wait to put that BA with Rattrap and Rhinox.

-ZacWilliam, they both look great.

She might possibly be as tall as than Rhinox, though.

 

Anyone have a Beast Wars set up on their shelf that they can slip an Animated Blackarachnia into for a photo op?



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:20 PM

 

 

I can't wait to put that BA with Rattrap and Rhinox.

-ZacWilliam, they both look great.

She might possibly be as tall as than Rhinox, though.

 

Anyone have a Beast Wars set up on their shelf that they can slip an Animated Blackarachnia into for a photo op?

 

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Not quite as tall as Rhinox, but taller than everyone else.

 

I'm happy with the new BA, though I'm back to disappointed by Slipstream's kawaii face.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:24 PM

Now we just need a leader silverbolt to even it out.
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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:33 PM

Thanks for the pics, Dake.

That's not so bad. I might have to grab one if I can afford it.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:34 PM

Well, maybe Million Publishing will make that Grimwing re-deco Silverbolt to go with her someday.


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