1521: “Sword in the Stone”

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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby hamjudo » Fri May 08, 2015 4:09 am UTC

Modern English Royalty are not portrayed favorably in a lot of American media, including those media elements that claim to provide "news". If I believed any of that was remotely accurate, I would not want to be English Royalty.

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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby Mike Rosoft » Fri May 08, 2015 4:20 am UTC

And offscreen, Merlin Mervin releases the magnetic lock holding the sword...

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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby Kit. » Fri May 08, 2015 11:25 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:In any case, any method of distributing swords is still no basis for a system of government.

Prying one from the cold, dead hands of its previous owner is.

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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby HES » Fri May 08, 2015 11:47 am UTC

hamjudo wrote:Modern English Royalty are not portrayed favorably in a lot of American media


Even when weddings and babies are involved?
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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby orthogon » Fri May 08, 2015 1:24 pm UTC

HES wrote:
hamjudo wrote:Modern English Royalty are not portrayed favorably in a lot of American media


Even when weddings and babies are involved?

That damn sprog is what won the bloody election for the Tories. I'm sure of it.
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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby Keyman » Fri May 08, 2015 7:32 pm UTC

Here's how America learned of the election results.

1. David Cameron To Be Re-Crowned King Of British Parliament Or Something

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and his merry band of Conservatives successfully managed to get their rivals in the Labor Party into checkmate, thus forcing them into the River Thames where they shall remain until a hero rises who can pull the sword Excalibur out from Big Ben. Or, at least, that how I understand British politics to work. At any rate, Cameron was re-elected.

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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri May 08, 2015 7:35 pm UTC

I didn't know Cameron had anything to do with Avatar! I thought that was all Brian Konietzko and Michael DiMartino.

I hear that in Britain they called it "The Last Airhero" instead of "The Last Airbender" because of something weirdly offensive about the term "bender" there.
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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby slinches » Fri May 08, 2015 8:33 pm UTC

I thought Bender was weirdly offensive everywhere.
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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby HES » Fri May 08, 2015 9:09 pm UTC

Different Avatar
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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby Angua » Fri May 08, 2015 9:40 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:I didn't know Cameron had anything to do with Avatar! I thought that was all Brian Konietzko and Michael DiMartino.

I hear that in Britain they called it "The Last Airhero" instead of "The Last Airbender" because of something weirdly offensive about the term "bender" there.

Says airbender on uk netflix. I can't imagine they'd have redubbed the entire series given they talk about 'benders' and bending all the time.
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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri May 08, 2015 9:51 pm UTC

Wow, lot of whooshes.

Yes of course it's a different Avatar. That's the joke. (Like it's a different Cameron in the joke I'm running with).

The renaming thing is in turn a further joke on the renaming of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which I'm led to believe are not Ninjas but rather Heroes in the UK because ninjas are offensive or something.

(I'm also led to believe that the UK version of Avatar was in fact subtitled differently anyway, as "The Legend of Aang").
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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby HES » Fri May 08, 2015 10:45 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:Wow, lot of whooshes.

The problem with the internet is that it is entirely plausible that someone isn't joking.

As for TMNT: they're ninjas as far as I'm concerned, and I've never seen otherwise.
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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby PayasYouDraw » Sat May 09, 2015 2:20 pm UTC

So why wasn't Megan transported to Avalon/Helheim via the portal when she removed the sword?
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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby Copper Bezel » Sat May 09, 2015 4:35 pm UTC

I thought it was just supposed to move her seven years into the future?
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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby xtifr » Sat May 09, 2015 7:47 pm UTC

Copper Bezel wrote:I really expected that argument to continue after actual facts were presented, since they usually do. Anyway, either usage is correct, but lede shows you've done your homework in a way the other doesn't.

Unless you miscorrect someone by telling them that "lead" is wrong (as OP did), in which case, you prove you've done only a tiny bit of your homework—nowhere near enough to get a passing grade.
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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby rmsgrey » Sun May 10, 2015 3:09 am UTC

Copper Bezel wrote:I thought it was just supposed to move her seven years into the future?


Nah, it moves her to when she was/is/will be 16...

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Re: 1521: “Sword in the Stone”

Postby YTPrenewed » Fri May 15, 2015 11:20 pm UTC

I noticed this was posted the day before the British election; couldn't help but wonder if that was to avoid giving the impression that they were commenting on the results...


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