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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 Jalaguy

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:16 AM

The G2 set and the Only Human figures are all now available to preorder:

https://www.toyarama...ge=transformers

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#2 lastmaximal

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:22 AM

NightViper is due some applause from me for Rodimus' accessories.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:43 AM

Muy pricy! Might have to wait on these for a bit.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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 11 October 2016 - 11:55 AM

$30 for a GI Joe figure.

Or

$30 for a representation of the Autobots chosen one in human form.

If I tell myself the former I feel okay passing. If I tell myself the latter, I feel the need to ask a club member to help me out.
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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:56 AM

I guess $129 is a bit less expensive than SoundBlaster.  At least I also get a friend for Ejector in the deal.

 

Expected delivery late December.  Right to the wire. 



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:16 PM

Hmm...  I might hold off on this for a bit.  I jumped on the last Joe sets and then those sat forever.


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#7 Sciflyer

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:58 PM

I've been chomping at the bit for these preorders to go live, so yeah, I went ahead and ordered them. 



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:00 PM

I'm trying to figure out if I can scrounge the parts together to just MAKE that Rodimus.


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#9 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:03 PM

I'm trying to figure out if I can scrounge the parts together to just MAKE that Rodimus.

 

I'd never trust my painting skills, but on that count, I would be interested in a list of what parts were used (for all figures, really).



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:10 PM

I was considering biting, but despite the fact that it says you must be either a current or former (as I am) member, I still can't log in.

 

Ah, well. Just saved myself $60.

 

Although if they do a Magnus, I'll move Heaven and Hell to get that.

 

 

 

 

EDIT: Scratch that, figured it out and pre-ordered them.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:20 PM

Ordered mine.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:22 PM

Can that predator drone peg onto a Joe's back?

#13 lastmaximal

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:33 PM

I'm trying to figure out if I can scrounge the parts together to just MAKE that Rodimus.

 
I'd never trust my painting skills, but on that count, I would be interested in a list of what parts were used (for all figures, really).
I'm resigned to my painting skills. :) Head to arms to torso seems to be POC Hawk, webgear included (YoJoe.com says that's POC Dusty arms, Resolute Duke torso and webgear).

I'm blanking on the legs, although lower legs (minus kneecaps) seem to be Hawk/POC Redondo as well? Upper legs, what, ROC Shipwreck? Knees I have no clue.

Edited by lastmaximal, 11 October 2016 - 01:42 PM.


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#14 Twilight Noisemaze

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:54 PM

I like them but too pricy atm

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:12 PM

Can that predator drone peg onto a Joe's back?

 

Yup. It pegs on as a backpack.



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:30 PM

Can that predator drone peg onto a Joe's back?

 
Yup. It pegs on as a backpack.

Ha, thought it might, that's brilliant! Awesome job with these, would've loved to see what you'd do with Magnus and Springer.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 03:55 PM

So I'm not used to preordering things from the Club and I haven't checked my bank account yet today.  Do they charge you up front, or when the product hits?



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 04:09 PM

 

 

I'm trying to figure out if I can scrounge the parts together to just MAKE that Rodimus.

 
I'd never trust my painting skills, but on that count, I would be interested in a list of what parts were used (for all figures, really).
I'm resigned to my painting skills. :) Head to arms to torso seems to be POC Hawk, webgear included (YoJoe.com says that's POC Dusty arms, Resolute Duke torso and webgear).

I'm blanking on the legs, although lower legs (minus kneecaps) seem to be Hawk/POC Redondo as well? Upper legs, what, ROC Shipwreck? Knees I have no clue.

 

Thanks for the effort. Others want to try? (And to do so for the other figures, as well)



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 05:47 PM

Hm. Arcee seems to be a brand new head sculpt on a Renegades Scarlett torso with 50th Jaye arms, Ren Scarlett upper legs and I think Helix/Reso Scarlett lower legs.

Dr. Biggles-Jones has the FSS Jinx head on a Resolute? Scarlett body. Coat is box set Renegades Snake Eyes, arms are ROC Cover Girl?

Ninja Force Scarlett seems to be Renegades Scarlett head on a mixed torso base (Edit: Jinx upper torso, ROC reactive armor Scarlett lower torso), Zarana arms, not sure whose upper legs but possibly a mix of R/L without pockets, Strato Viper lower legs.

Edit: NightViper's photo post makes it clearer that Scarlett's upper legs are Renegades Scarlett's.
http://www.allspark....-crossover-set/

Cobra Commander seems to be the Dollar General release parts mix. Could have the POC and beyond updated wrists.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:07 PM

i somehow always thought rodimus and arcee were going to be a 2pack. $29 each is too steep for me. if it had been $40-45 for the set, i'd be down





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