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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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#41 Betty Nor

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

I found the oddest thing today: Vintage carded Darth Malgus. I don't even know who this is yet - Old Republic maybe? - but damn, he's cool looking.

Anyway, just a head's up since I never knew Bastila was out until she was an eBay exclusive. Good hunting!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:25 AM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Apr 30 2012, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found the oddest thing today: Vintage carded Darth Malgus. I don't even know who this is yet - Old Republic maybe? - but damn, he's cool looking.

Anyway, just a head's up since I never knew Bastila was out until she was an eBay exclusive. Good hunting!

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And ya he's featured heavily in the story and cinematics of The Old Republic.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

Sandtroopers has pics of a new Battlepack with Savage, Cyborg Maul and Nightsister. This is pretty cool; I never saw armored Savage on the old cards and I'm really surprised they've done the Mother!


 
 
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:21 AM

I might have to get that for the armored Savage.

Because that Maul is pretty cool too. The Nightsister Mother I have no strong feelings about though. I suppose it is cool that they made her, but I didn't much care for the Nightsister story arc.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

That's one nubby saberstaff Maul has.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:58 AM

QUOTE(Fishbug @ May 10 2012, 10:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's one nubby saberstaff Maul has.

Yeah it is, didn't notice that before. I wonder if it spins on that little disk? Either way, I've got a spare Maul blade laying around somewhere so that'll get swapped out.
 
 
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#47 Scavgraphics

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:00 PM

Darth Maul returns? Did they use superglue?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ May 10 2012, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Darth Maul returns? Did they use superglue?


Well Lightsabers cauterize. I think it's possible for some species not to have any vital parts below the waist. icon-arcee.gif


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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:35 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 10 2012, 04:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ May 10 2012, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Darth Maul returns? Did they use superglue?


Well Lightsabers cauterize. I think it's possible for some species not to have any vital parts below the waist. icon-arcee.gif


-ZacWilliam, I'm assuming "The Dark Side did it."

I'm not certain you could really cauterize the large arteries in the lower torso closed. I've got a feeling that it'd be about the same as a lightsaber slicing through a garden hose.

That is, assuming Maul has a human-like circulatory system.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:40 PM

Yeah. We still don't know in the cartoon how he survived - just that he did. I've never read the comic in which he returned, did they explain it there? Anyway yeah... the Force did it or something.
 
 
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:58 AM

I love the new Vader, but something about the helmet seemed off. I painted the eye lenses black... what do you think? Better?


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:32 AM

I think I haven't found a single new figure since the Phantom Menace wave, and I'm feeling perilously close to dropping this line like a hot potato for the first time since 1978.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:28 AM

I think on that scale, the black lenses look better. They smokey look just doesn't translate well otherwise.

I've been thankful for the hiatus in the line honestly, gives me a chance to save some money. I bought my first new figure in a while with the clone wars commando Boss - only to get home and realize he was partially gimped without ankles or knees which frankly pisses me off. So, the more they do like that the fewer I buy anyway.

I wonder if the MTT is still even coming out at this rate because I think sales have slowed dramatically based simply on my experiences.
 
 
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#54 Betty Nor

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:02 AM

It's supposed to be ANH Vader so he's supposed to have the doofy coloured lenses.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:04 AM

QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jun 8 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's supposed to be ANH Vader so he's supposed to have the doofy coloured lenses.

Yeah, but I can't find a single pic or screen shot that looks the way Hasbro painted them.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(MightyMegs @ Jun 8 2012, 11:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Betty Nor @ Jun 8 2012, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's supposed to be ANH Vader so he's supposed to have the doofy coloured lenses.

Yeah, but I can't find a single pic or screen shot that looks the way Hasbro painted them.

The original Vader mask had a smokey, slightly gold tinted lens that showed more or less depending on the angle and lighting (I think Sansweet talked about it in one of his books?). You can kind of see it in This pic.. It's mostly a trick of the light along the same lines as Han's "blue" coat in Empire, which is why I don't think it works well when it's actually painted on. They changed the color of the lenses for Vader's mask in Empire onwards.

Edited by Dake, 08 June 2012 - 11:15 AM.

 
 
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#57 MightyMegs

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:35 PM

The ANH helmet had a red-tint to the lenses, but it's only noticeable in a few shots (blowing up Alderaan, TIE cockpit). The helmet was continually modified throughout filming, and it's unknown if the red lenses were present in every shot.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

Is it still possibly to use steam to take the blisters off cards without damaging them to much? I want to repaint some Vintage Collection figures, and re-use the cards and bubbles.

Otherwise, kinda kicking myself for not getting the Gen. Craken when I saw him.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:53 PM

Well, I managed to find the new Captain Rex and CW Obi-Wan today. It says something about the current state of this line that it took me a bit to actually realize I was looking at new figures that I didn't already own.
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