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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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#8841 Broadside

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 03:47 PM

Side Swipe named Downshirt

 

Better than Upskirt, I guess.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 04:08 PM

Wasn't Side Swipe going to be NIghtbeat at one point and his Minicon got the name instead?

 

Personally neither Side Swipe or Wheeljack (or their Japanese names) have anything to do with their G1 counterparts, so new names would have been better IMO.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 04:11 PM

Side Swipe is called Stepper in Japan, while Wheeljack has the colours of Stepper and the design of Sideswipe, but shares a name with neither.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 05:46 PM

Aaron made noises like Nightbeat's name would have been better for Side Swipe, but I really think it was more "yeah I guess you're right" than it was "we somehow named the toys backwards from what we wanted".

 

Frankly, I'm all for the UT-style "give the name to whoever" setup. At least it meant guys didn't have to be remakes of old guys, even if they shared names. Like BW.



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 06:06 PM

A broken clock is still right twice a day.  If I recall correctly, Wheeljack looking just like Sideswipe wasn't really a planned out thing, but something the Takara side did, along with the weird single articulated wrist.  Why they still named him something else, we'll never know.

Probably for the same reason they named Blurr Silverbolt.

(Which I presume is "Takara didn't actually give any more of a shit about being An Exact G1 Recreation than Hasbro did.")

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 06:07 PM

For me, if it's a UT character who looks completely new, then sure, slap whatever name on them you will.

 

But if it's a UT character who's meant to look like a familiar legacy character (like Optimus, Starscream, a LOT of familiar-looking characters in Energon, Cybertron Metroplex, and Cybertron Soundwave & Laserbeak), then it would make sense for said character to have the familiar name that befits their familiar look.


Edited by Sabrblade, 13 December 2018 - 06:08 PM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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 13 December 2018 - 06:36 PM

I only would have appreciated the name Sideswipe being used in place of Wheeljack since it also sounds close to "swapping sides", which is his thing.  Not exactly worse than Archer's "We named him Wheeljack because it sounded kind of like 'carjack'."  I really don't care about the other name uses.


Edited by Spark, 13 December 2018 - 06:38 PM.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 06:45 PM

Rampage is kind of befitting as a Decepticon. But definitely not before then.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 07:55 PM

I'll dredge my headcanon back up - the UT guy is Wheeljack, and after the events of Armada he is convinced by Hot Shot to rejoin the Autobots, but clearly a deserter/turncoat rejoining them would not be cool with most Autobots. Hot Shot takes it before Optimus, who agrees to accept Wheeljack, but Wheeljack agrees to be rebuilt with a different appearance and takes on the code name Downshift.


That Sideswipe repaint looks nice; I'm partial to the domestic deco but the blue spices things up for sure.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:33 PM

Now that I think about it, Wheeljack doesn't look like Sideswipe. I mean, not specifically. He looks like Sideswipe, Red Alert, Firecracker, REV, Tigertrack, Clamp Down, and Deep Cover.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:49 PM

Now that I think about it, Wheeljack doesn't look like Sideswipe. I mean, not specifically. He looks like Sideswipe, Red Alert, Firecracker, REV, Tigertrack, Clamp Down, and Deep Cover.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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 14 December 2018 - 05:01 AM

 

Now that I think about it, Wheeljack doesn't look like Sideswipe. I mean, not specifically. He looks like Sideswipe, Red Alert, Firecracker, REV, Tigertrack, Clamp Down, and Deep Cover.

Collectively known as the Lambros.

 

 

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:16 PM

Suggestion: Siege Sideswipe as any of the Stormtroopers.  Hydradread would probably look most interesting, honestly, but any of them could probably work with that mold.


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:30 PM

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 05:22 PM

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:28 PM

I don't recognize that mold Final Fantasy V is made from. What is it?

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