Search:

Type: Posts; User: athanaric; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.08 seconds.

  1. Re: Faction Reveal Thread - The Western Roman Empire

    Lol. Remember the time when swordsmen used to have a damage bonus vs buildings?
  2. Re: Left to Far left parties to lead former East Germany state

    It is not a leftist party, it's the same party that ran the GDR. And they still won't say where the billions are they stole from the East German taxpayers. They're :wub:ing criminals.
  3. Replies
    4
    Views
    178

    Re: Paleo-Hispanic Anthroponymy

    Oh yeah, and I forgot:
    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronce_de_Ascoli
  4. Replies
    4
    Views
    178

    Re: Paleo-Hispanic Anthroponymy

    Did you check these?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botorrita_plaque

    Especially the third one, which seems to be a list of names - EB, for example, borrowed heavily from there.
  5. Re: 1 small shirt for a man, 1 giant leap backward for women

    That's entirely irrelevant to the skills required at his workplace. Of course, I would've worn a suit for the occasion, but that guy can wear anything he damn well likes as long as he brings in the...
  6. Thread: Interstellar

    by athanaric
    Replies
    76
    Views
    2,172

    Re: Interstellar

    While it's not perfect and I guess there are many valid criticisms to make (like the free will part, good call, hadn't really considered that), IMO Interstellar was a very good SF movie, one of the...
  7. Replies
    32
    Views
    788

    Re: Marco Polo - A Netflix Original Series

    More like white wushu fanboys, I guess.


    Nope. Been a while though. And please do write a review if you have the time for it.


    The latter part might have more to do with the director being...
  8. Replies
    4,860
    Views
    371,308

    Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014

    Yeah. It's also like saying "The sky is blue".


    Technically they killed a lot of orcs, but I know what you mean. They didn't really advance the plot and were mostly there to display their shiny...
  9. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    The fact that some people think of a fictional man-eater when you say the name Hannibal is depressing.
  10. Replies
    4,860
    Views
    371,308

    Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014

    If your professors are that bad, you have my sympathies. Simply put, movie Radagast is like the worst hobos I've encountered, including the mental illness part. Nothing at all like any biologist I've...
  11. Re: When would you report someone on the internet to authorities?

    IMO any support of IS should be reported.
  12. Replies
    333
    Views
    8,501

    Re: Dutch Christmas tradition branded racist

    Interesting, so what's your fighting record in either of the world wars? Oh that's right - you didn't participate in any, so the Nationalist "we" goes right out of the window.
  13. Replies
    4,860
    Views
    371,308

    Re: The Hobbit Trilogy 2012-2014

    Well there is a slight difference between "eccentric" and "bat**** crazy with bird poop all over your face". Personally, I never pictured Radagast as the latter, and I was quite taken aback by his...
  14. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    There are no other Iberians. That said, yeah I don't think there's a very big chance that Hannibal had green eyes and brown hair.
  15. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    Nah, that guy looks too Iberian.
  16. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    That's a good suggestion, since Hannibal was half-Iberian anyway.
  17. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    That's idiotic.
  18. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    Well at least Vin Diesel looks North African. There was a decent British TV adaptation of Hannibal's campaign with a good lead actor (Alexander Siddig IIRC), it's a shame that that one wasn't a big...
  19. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    The numbers don't support your argument. Besides, if I murder two people and you murder three or four, that still doesn't make me look "like a saint" next to you.
  20. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    It's not an excuse, it's a rebuttal of your claim that the only thing comparable to the core Axis factions were the other Axis factions in WWII. The Red Army - and the party it stood for - was and is...
  21. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    Why not? You just need to have enough Mexicans clamoring for it, or alternatively a US-Mexican joint production. And unlike many other historical subjects, it's not a particularly controversial...
  22. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    Given the nature of the episode, it could only be made by HBO (or some European companies)...
  23. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    lol, I'd almost forgotten about that one. Is it as bad as it looks like in the trailer?
  24. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    Because most people in the Wehrmacht were average Joes. Also, people are fascinated by the SS because they were certifiably evil and had cool outfits, so it's sort of logical for films to dedicate a...
  25. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    So, you're essentially agreeing with me, except that you don't care for historically accurate films.


    They seem authentic because they don't rape physics, unlike the Chinese movies and most of...
  26. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    There is something wrong with that IMO, it's historically inaccurate. I enjoyed Hero, CTHD, House of Flying Daggers, Curse of the Golden Flower, and similar movies as pieces of art, but I would've...
  27. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    Well, it had great visuals and a good score. As well as being philosophical, I guess. So I wouldn't say it qualifies. It's a shame though it wasn't realistic. That's a weak point of all Chinese...
  28. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    Depends on what you define as "Western audiences". Many "Westerners" sensu lato were quite familiar with the topic.


    Hopefully, yes. I never quite understood why movies produced after 1945 had to...
  29. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    Agree, Alexander definitely has its merits. The Persians at Gaugamela could've been portrayed a bit more accurately, but I enjoyed the depiction of the Macedonian army and its tactics (hey, they...
  30. Replies
    43
    Views
    1,444

    Re: Ancient Language Discussion & Questions

    The correct one, like in German ach or Persian deraxt. Or Spanish joder...


    Nope, that's a different one.
    ch in German can be pronounced in (at least) five ways:
    As //, /χ/, /k/, /ʃ/ and /tʃ/...
  31. Re: If a fetus has no rights and abortion isn't murder, how is this allowed?

    Both are bad, and anarchists believe in both. What's your point?
  32. Re: If a fetus has no rights and abortion isn't murder, how is this allowed?

    That's a rather cheap way of avoiding my argument. "Hurr durr your communist". People live in societies and need rules for interaction, that's a fact. Everybody - except for retarded anarchists -...
  33. Replies
    1,949
    Views
    59,863

    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Yes, with headscarves. Which implies sexualization of underage girls, even children. The fact that you seem to see nothing wrong with that speaks for itself.



    You see nothing wrong with women...
  34. Re: If a fetus has no rights and abortion isn't murder, how is this allowed?

    Moral qualms aside, your stance sounds sensible on the surface, however it engenders and supports irresponsible behaviour IMO. For people who "don't want children yet", there's contraception. It's...
  35. Replies
    43
    Views
    1,444

    Re: Ancient Language Discussion & Questions

    I can't speak for Hobbes (or other people) of course, but that sounds about right. Regarding the χ (which is always pronounced like in Scottish loch in IPA), I'm not an expert on Greek by any means,...
  36. Replies
    43
    Views
    1,444

    Re: Ancient Language Discussion & Questions

    The pronunciation you list sounds very "English" to me, what with almost every vowel turned into a diphthong ("ay", "ou", ...), and the typical English mis-pronunciation of "χ" as "k" or "kχ" (even...
  37. Replies
    1,949
    Views
    59,863

    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Because the Canadian army is the strongest in the world? Did I miss something there?
  38. Re: Ottoman's Mongoloid face ? how would the Ottomans look like

    Yes, that was the point.
  39. Re: Ottoman's Mongoloid face ? how would the Ottomans look like

    That's an important point - even mythical Persian heroes and early Muslim notables - none of which were likely to have any significant amount of Turkic, let alone Mongolian, blood - were made to look...
  40. Replies
    1,949
    Views
    59,863

    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    Source?


    Yes, that is still better than having these "minorities", who are in actual fact the sad remnant of the indigenous Middle Eastern cultures, wiped from the face of the earth or driven to...
Results 1 to 40 of 500
Page 1 of 13 1 2 3 4