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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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optimus classics AOE clear plastic the 2006 mold yet again eBay what

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#1 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 06:25 AM

From Seibertron.

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A whole lot of unpainted translucent plastic and a huge Autobot symbol on the wind vane. Maybe this was an early version of the Evolution pack version.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:32 AM

The combination of red and translucent blue instantly triggers "Chinese New Year" in my head anymore. 



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:48 AM

In fairness, those translucent blue parts are translucent on all versions of the mold, just painted over. Wonder what this could have been for. The Evolutions two-pack is the most plausible that we know of, though the placement of the insignia also makes me think Cloud. 


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:49 AM

This figure (with those exact same photos by the exact same seller) actually already surfaced two months ago, but it didn't seem to get a lot of attention at the time.
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"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 02:43 PM

I was reorganizing my shelves a couple weeks back and damn I must've really loved this mold. Paint chipping everywhere and rubbed through in a bunch of places.
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:43 PM

Wonder what this could have been for. The Evolutions two-pack is the most plausible that we know of, though the placement of the insignia also makes me think Cloud.


The yellow forehead crest makes being either of those a little odd as that's only a feature on the 2006 and Shattered Glass versions.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 05:47 PM

If it was meant to be the Evolution one, I'm glad we got the one we did.

That looks neat, but I wouldn't want it to be my only version of the mold.


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 07:53 PM

It's weird, whatever it is.


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Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:10 AM

Well, looks like it's going to see release after all. Saw this at a local specialty store but didn't get to check the price. It's a Platinum Set.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:18 AM

Huh.

 

I never expected to see the Classics Megs mold ever again.


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:21 AM

That Megatron looks pretty badass
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:23 AM

Both of those resemble my first reaction along with "wow they actually didn't paint the clear panels". Granted, I didn't see the actual figure inside (not even the front of the box) so...


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:30 AM

The unpainted clear parts look better on Megatron.

Is Optimus using the exact same color layout as the 2006 release besides the wind vane and unpainted clear parts?

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:36 AM

They should've made Prime's clear parts red too
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:44 AM

I feel like they made those clear parts unpainted to try and make them 'disappear' in robot mode. It still mostly works on Megs' gun blaster mode, but Optimus' truck mode just looks incomplete now.

 

Still, this is another chance at these two molds - especially gun blaster Megatron. I may consider this set if the price is right, since the original Classics releases I have are starting to wear out a bit. :(



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 02:57 AM

Damn I like that Megs deco.

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:01 AM

I feel like they made those clear parts unpainted to try and make them 'disappear' in robot mode. It still mostly works on Megs' gun blaster mode, but Optimus' truck mode just looks incomplete now.
 
Still, this is another chance at these two molds - especially gun blaster Megatron. I may consider this set if the price is right, since the original Classics releases I have are starting to wear out a bit. :(

Bruh this set is probably gonna be like 80 of your earth dollars
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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:05 AM

I think Megatron might be a nod to one of the Nerf Maverick's successors.

 

...That Prime is just bizarre.


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:09 AM

Hasbro's giving me another chance to buy these molds that I keep regretting on passing.

 

Assuming of course they're not too expensive.



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:17 AM

That Megatron looks really cool; too bad he's packed with such an uninteresting Optimus. :/