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genisgone
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09:19:33 AM May 27th 2014
So, I know that on the one hand, if someone is looking for fanfic involving specific characters it might be simpler to just go to the rec page for their movies, but doesn't it seem like it might be better organized in general to consolidate all of the recs onto one page, with different folders for different characters/movies/whatever, rather than checking four different pages for fanfic recs because there are so few on any given page, or because something might have been recc'd on multiple pages, or because someone is unsure of the correct page to rec something?

If, for example, someone were looking for Loki fic, they'd have four different pages to search (Thor, Thor 2, The Avengers and the MCU main page) and comparatively little actual content per page, because they're all split up. It gets even worse if you're looking for stuff involving Coulson or Tony Stark.

I'm just wondering if it wouldn't be easier to get rid of the individual movies' fanfic rec pages and group all of the existing recommendations on the MCU rec page. What does everyone else think?
Ianto
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02:43:06 PM May 14th 2012
Re:Fondue

To this Swiss troper, when Stark (and later Steve) attempt to pronounce it, it sounds something like 'fun-do', which certainly does seem like an unusual euphemism.

Steve is called naive and not particularly well educated due to not understanding what the word meant. However, for anyone familiar with the correct (French) pronounciation, the word sounds nothing like fondue (as far as I can recall, the vowels needed in the word are vowels that do not even exist in the English language). Which this troper guesses would confuse a lot of European viewers more familiar with the French pronounciation.

1) Is this relevant (or am I the only one confused by the pronounciation). 2) If it is relevant, where would this go, seeing as it is not bilingual bonus but bilingual obfuscation.
MrDeath
07:17:03 AM May 15th 2012
I think you're the only one confused by the pronunciation. I heard it clearly as "fondue," which is the common English pronunciation of the word.
DrYak
06:42:02 AM Aug 26th 2012
Being French speaking and Swiss too, I also noticed the b0rked pronunciation.

But I think it's more a case of them being simply english native speakers. As Ianto said, English lacks the vowels for it (no nasal, so "on" is just plain missing, and english tends to pronounce its vowels as diphthongs so "ue" isn't easy either. Note that, as Ianto will probably attest, the Swiss-Germans don't pronounce it with the french "on" neither). As Mr Death points out, that pronunciation is the way any english speaker will say it. (Cue in jokes about how the french speakers themselves always manage to creatively break any foreign word).

It just shows that Steve has spent a great of his life getting beaten in Brooklyn and hasn't seen much of the world, specially not Europe. Whereas both Stark and Peggy are well-traveled, have both seen europe (and actually come from this side of the pond, in Peggy's case) Also serves as a way to show that Steve has romantic feelings toward Peggy, as he's automatically suspicious and jealous.
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