2017-11-28 Better for the job

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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by Spidrift » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:19 am

Brux wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:02 am
I actually feel bad for Alex, no sarcasm here. It doesn't matter Eloise is a supermodel. It still sucks to be roped into sexual situations by someone taking advantage of your inexperience. Having no control over these situations is quite the contrary of a young nerd's dream come true.
I dunno; not all young nerds are wannabe-alphas. There’s a certain appeal to the idea that one person involved in the scene knows what she’s doing. Or just that one is so irrestible that members of the opposite sex hurl themselves at one’s virginal body.

Not saying that this is Alex’s dream come true, just that he may have some problems getting sympathy from his peers.
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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by Eisu » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:06 pm

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Is it? I didn’t think we knew what Christophe’s surname was.
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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by christopheftw » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:08 pm

Spidrift wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:41 pm
Is it? I didn’t think we knew what Christophe’s surname was.
There’s a name on the back of his jersey in the soccer game.

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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by Spidrift » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:41 pm

Thanks. You can tell how much attention I don’t pay to details in sports.

(I won’t ask why an anglophone character has a French name.)
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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by Azrael » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:42 pm

I could name any number of English speaking actors and actresses with French surnames. :-? But characters might be somewhat harder. The only one I can come up with off the top of my head would be Hermione Granger. And I'd say that only half counts.
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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by rogermart » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:07 pm

From the EC-verse: The Delacroix Family.

In TV or movies i remember:

Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: Next Generation
Calleigh Duquesne from CSI: Miami
Stephen Colbert, i know that's his real name, but he used it also as his character name in The Colbert Report.

Does Jean Valjean counts? i know the character from Les Miserables is full French, but in the movies both Liam Neeson and Hugh Jackman spoke full English.
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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by Spidrift » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:52 pm

Azrael wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:42 pm
I could name any number of English speaking actors and actresses with French surnames.
Depends how far you stretch your definition. I mean, if you go far enough back, things like "Pertwee" apparently imply French-Huguenot ancestry... But "Tilleux" is distinctly French, to English ears; I have never encountered anyone with that surname. For that matter, "Christophe" is a French form; I've known loads of Christophers, but no Christophes.
But characters might be somewhat harder. The only one I can come up with off the top of my head would be Hermione Granger. And I'd say that only half counts.
Uh, nope. "Hermione" (if that's what you mean)has long since been absorbed into English naming -- and anyhow, I think it's classical Greek in origin. It's a bit fancy to modern ears, but it wasn't unknown even before Ms. Rowling brought it back into vogue. And "Granger" is downright Anglo-Saxon.
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From the EC-verse: The Delacroix Family
Canadian - and, being vampires, presumably very old-money Eurotrash.
Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: Next Generation
Wasn't he supposed to be bilingual Canadian? Apart from which, he was named after a famous family of Swiss-French explorers.
Calleigh Duquesne from CSI: Miami
I'm insufficiently familiar.
Stephen Colbert, i know that's his real name, but he used it also as his character name in The Colbert Report.
Canadian again, I believe...
Does Jean Valjean counts?
No. He's French, of course he has a French name.

If the answer to the question I avoided asking is "Christophe is anglophone Canadian, which is why he's at this school, but his family have francophone ancestry, and have a tradition of old family first names", that's fine, if a little contorted.

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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by vampire hunter D » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:49 pm

Jean-Luc Picard is French. His family had vinyards in France, not Canada

Stephen Colbert is of French descent. But he is an American (born in S Carolina), not Canada
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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by Valkog » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:35 pm

Brux wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:02 am
I actually feel bad for Alex, no sarcasm here. It doesn't matter Eloise is a supermodel. It still sucks to be roped into sexual situations by someone taking advantage of your inexperience. Having no control over these situations is quite the contrary of a young nerd's dream come true.
"Oh no. The hot sister of the guy I think I'm into just came into the shower and I'm willingly allowing her to blow me, possibly more. If only I had any say in this incredibly avoidable situation."
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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by rogermart » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:14 pm

Spidrift wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:52 pm
Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: Next Generation
Wasn't he supposed to be bilingual Canadian? Apart from which, he was named after a famous family of Swiss-French explorers.
Calleigh Duquesne from CSI: Miami
I'm insufficiently familiar.
Picard is French, born in La Barre, the thing is, i didn't remember that in the Star Trek-verse the French language has become obscure.

Caleigh Duquesne is from Louisiana so the last name makes sense.
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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by Don Alexander » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:36 pm

So, dildo-shaped shamoo bottles. New niche? :P
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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by Brux » Thu May 10, 2018 10:13 am

Valkog wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:35 pm
Brux wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:02 am
I actually feel bad for Alex, no sarcasm here. It doesn't matter Eloise is a supermodel. It still sucks to be roped into sexual situations by someone taking advantage of your inexperience. Having no control over these situations is quite the contrary of a young nerd's dream come true.
"Oh no. The hot sister of the guy I think I'm into just came into the shower and I'm willingly allowing her to blow me, possibly more. If only I had any say in this incredibly avoidable situation."
Funny. When the target of such a snark is a woman, it's suddenly sexist. When it's a guy, it's perfectly acceptable and the guy is obviously a spineless pussy. Nope, no sexual assault here, he should be grateful, the clueless nerd!

This. This is why I don't read the forums much anymore.
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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by Spidrift » Thu May 10, 2018 11:57 am

And when you do, you put a three-month lag on it, so we're all properly prepared for your thread-necromantic wisdom.
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Re: 2017-11-28 Better for the job

Post by Valkog » Fri May 11, 2018 3:09 am

Not just that, you had three months to figure out what I meant, and still managed to misinterpret it.
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