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by Grop
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2094
Views: 254363

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

"Character Teleports" happened pretty much every time the show-writers took hold of the plot. The fact remains: the Game of Thrones TV audience doesn't have easy access to a map, while the "book audience" has a map at the back of each book. So the show writers take advantage of ...
by Grop
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2855
Views: 325186

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Alas, these days people seem to die by the dozen every day in the Mediteranean Sea. Estimation of 2000 dead between january and june 2017.
by Grop
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Replies: 18
Views: 1244

Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The Fifth Element already felt like Luc Besson had suddenly found a few tons of cash.

(This movie isn't available here yet).
by Grop
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4369
Views: 633613

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Critics from Annecy festival were quite positive about In This Corner of the World, a movie that I plan to watch in a theater when it is available in my country.

I have just seen Mai Mai Miracle (2009) from the same director, it was very beautiful.
by Grop
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 269
Views: 26165

Re: Enjoyably shitty films

Yes, I was tricked by imdb to see that Luc Besson has directed another sci-fi save-the-universe film. I do have my reservations though, because the trailer suggests it's all so serious . I hope the film itself will show us society, like Fifth Element did. It is the adaptation of a comic series; I d...
by Grop
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4369
Views: 633613

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I really liked Kobayashi. I am also following Re:creators (I may have mentioned this before). The direction it is taking is a bit weird, but so far they have managed to make everything interesting.
by Grop
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4369
Views: 633613

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Summer has started with its anime series. So far I mostly noticed Made in Abyss which looks very good. I may read the manga if the anime disappoints me with some cheap episodes (as happens often these days), because it really *look* good. Episode 1 of Centaur no Nayami was nice as well, although I d...
by Grop
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 680
Views: 171131

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Oh, that last syllabic is stressed as opposed to -tan in Satan which is unstressed. I always forget that thing about English. Thanks for your explanation.

Edit: What a difficult word.
by Grop
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:23 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 680
Views: 171131

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I expected people to say tan in orangutan [tən], like I understand they do with Satan. Not a native speaker, but I can't see how someone would hesitate between [teɪŋ] and [tɛən].
by Grop
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 680
Views: 171131

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I can confirm that in French, the decimal point is read as virgule ("comma") rather than point . So 1,234 ("1.234") would be un virgule deux trois quatre ("one comma two three four") or un virgule deux cent trente-quatre ("one comma two hundred thirty-four")....
by Grop
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: How to write in plain language
Replies: 32
Views: 1907

Re: How to write in plain language

Its criticism is that it focuses only on word and sentence length. gmalivuk's claim regarded only sentence length. So it is possible that Hemingway did use long sentences but that his words were almost all monosyllabic. I think that's unlikely, though. Even so, does using shorter words (as in fewer...
by Grop
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Nounal and pronomial
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Nounal and pronomial

One would normally use noun as a adjective, as in a noun phrase. I suppose nominal wouldn't be ambiguous in the contexts* where noun wouldn't fit.

* (contexts that I don't imagine at the moment).
by Grop
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4369
Views: 633613

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Lately I watched (7 episodes of) Seikaisuru Kado ; this series has some merits, but every crisis is eventually solved because the ET can solve everything (which bored me). Fun thing is, I think the protagonist is the ugliest character in the show. Among positive things about this show, it is apparen...
by Grop
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4369
Views: 633613

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Just to clarify, I can't indeed argue about boring, but I mostly meant so slow I am bored. I am also uninterested in the story, but I wouldn't claim it is especially bad. Regarding ugliness, I don't mind Toriyama's designs, but I am not impressed by the way they move. (Maybe I am misusing the word u...
by Grop
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4369
Views: 633613

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I tried watching Dragon Ball Super, but it's quite ugly, and very slow and boring (but then DBZ was also very slow). Regarding Gohan, he was supposed to be the main character in the first half of DBZ, except for all these parts where Goku eventually saved everyone. But he has been weak and useless s...
by Grop
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4369
Views: 633613

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I first dismissed Re:Creators as yet another Re:Re:Zero, but I am now watching it and I really like it. I especially like Mamika and how she evolved from super naive to an interesting character. These days I am also watching Alice to Zouroku ; not very pretty but I am interested in the story. Lately...
by Grop
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 8086

Re: British Snap Election - Meh result

No it isn't, I just made it up. I suspect a larger number of Brits are vegetarian (not necessarily vegan) than the French for instance, and that animal rights are more serious as well. But I don't think this is a well set stereotype.
by Grop
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 8086

Re: British Snap Election - Meh result

And I thought everyone was vegan in the UK. Can they really use goat's skin?
by Grop
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3073
Views: 163366

Re: Trump presidency

I wish quite a few foreign head of states and princes would take a hint.
by Grop
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 2855
Views: 325186

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Likewise, Prometheus 2 was not dark enough.
by Grop
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3073
Views: 163366

Re: Trump presidency

A few weeks ago, I heard someone from French government say that they wouldn't negociate with Trump on this topic. They said they weren't interested in a lose-lose agreement, whatever that means. But it certainly makes no sense for countries that care about ecology to be nice with countries that don...
by Grop
Fri May 26, 2017 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: “good big”
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: “good big”

Is it really a matter of word order, is "big good" more or less likely to happen? Could big (or good) be replaced with a synonym for some reason?
by Grop
Mon May 22, 2017 8:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3073
Views: 163366

Re: Trump presidency

Diadem wrote:I have to say, the 242nd season of The United States is definitely the best so far. I hope they'll renew the show for another season, though it's hard to see where they can go from here, plot wise.


Let's hope it doesn't end in a big cliffhanger.
by Grop
Tue May 09, 2017 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 166811

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

C'est une possibilité (il a pri s le nom de X ). Ce n'est en effet pas très pratique, en français on dit Il s'appelle X là où en anglais on dirait His name is X . On peut aussi dire Il se fait appeler X ou encore Il dit se nommer X pour exprimer l'idée que c'est un comportement de sa part, et pas ju...
by Grop
Tue May 09, 2017 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 734
Views: 209281

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

I haven't seen either movie, but the wikipedia page for The Island says the story is very similar to Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979).
by Grop
Mon May 08, 2017 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1811993

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Well, let's say that is quite surprising.
by Grop
Mon May 08, 2017 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1811993

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

CorruptUser wrote:Le Pen did get something around 1/3 of gay voters


Citation needed, perhaps?
by Grop
Mon May 08, 2017 7:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1811993

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

(Ninja2: From my own reading of the article, the Instructor had to be brought to the stopped vehicle (from the Test Centre, and the Examiner at least would have needed to get a lift back there anyway). And, good catch: the Instructor doesn't run the exam. They're usually only involved as far as bei...
by Grop
Sun May 07, 2017 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1811993

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Soupspoon wrote:Bitter-sweet humour: Learner prevented from passing driving test due to instructor. (As a bonus, though, police Twitterer fails basic grammar test.)


But then couldn't the examiner give the learner their license? How do police have their say in this?
by Grop
Sun May 07, 2017 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1811993

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Mutex wrote:Hoping this is the high point of the FN and not the direction politics in France are going to continue.


We will see; quite a few people predict much unrest for five years, and higher FN results in 2022.
by Grop
Tue May 02, 2017 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1811993

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Exactly, he is showing no humility. He apparently expects people to be shamed into voting against the other candidate.
by Grop
Tue May 02, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1811993

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I still think Macron will be elected, but he's doing a great job at making everyone hate him.
by Grop
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 283
Views: 126953

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

Sorry for suggesting you would be mocking me, I may have been playing games with trolls and become paranoid.
by Grop
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 283
Views: 126953

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

That was a typo for animation. Not sure if your post is sarcasm or sincere.
by Grop
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 283
Views: 126953

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

I haven't finished watching it yet, but I think I should make some free advertising for Lastman ( English teaser ). It seems to be the first French animated tv series aimed at adults ever. (There was animated movies for adults before). It looks like American animation of American comics, and actuall...
by Grop
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 13862
Views: 1811993

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-french-election-is-way-too-close-to-call/ French elections are too close to call as herding poisons the polling data. Still better than any UK polling though. Apparently Le Pen and Macron were ahead today, which should lead to a very predictable second round...
by Grop
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4369
Views: 633613

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I have just watched Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise, a Gainax movie from 1987. I wouldn't say I am fond of the story, but it looks so good especially characters.
by Grop
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 60
Views: 6488

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

I saw this movie lately (for free, in a plane). It was very good. I would only complain that the humor lacks subtlty, for instance the funny grandma in the beginning is a stereotype of all cool American movie grandmas. (Also she doesn't feel like a Japanese character). (I have nothing bad to say abo...
by Grop
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1100
Views: 97589

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

These 70+ pounds are quite similar to the cost of renewing m'y French passport (86€).

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