What's Happening

Troperville

Tools

collapse/expand topics back to Main/GrandFatherClause

serialkillerwhale
topic
05:01:13 AM Apr 27th 2014
Would the "My friends play it" reason so many people don't migrate from World of Warcraft (And to a lesser extent, other MM Os) count? If it weren't for the fact that it exists and has existed for so long and manages to exist, World of Warcraft (no matter how much I praise it) wouldn't be the juggernaut it is today without it's community and very community-oriented devs.
serialkillerwhale
topic
05:01:13 AM Apr 27th 2014
Would the "My friends play it" reason so many people don't migrate from World of Warcraft (And to a lesser extent, other MM Os) count? If it weren't for the fact that it exists and has existed for so long and manages to exist, World of Warcraft (no matter how much I praise it) wouldn't be the juggernaut it is today without it's community and very community-oriented devs.
MithrandirOlorin
topic
07:31:13 AM Dec 28th 2013
"Nowadays, it would be unacceptable for the Arch-Enemy of a superhero to be anything but equal or greater in power than the hero." I don't think this is true, the idea that the Villain who's Brian rather then brawn is the greatest threat remains what audiences prefer to see whether they admit it or not. hell TDK made The Joker less of a physical threat then he usually is in the Comics.
Greener223224
topic
10:33:40 PM Sep 8th 2013
Does the British royalty count as this or an Artifact?
JoePGuy
topic
09:21:08 PM Jan 12th 2013
edited by JoePGuy
Hey - not meaning to step on anybody's toes, but I excised the bit about why Chekhov's accent was poorly done (by Koenig) in the original Trek. The description of his bad accent was that he "replaced v's with w's rather than vice-versa" - but that's actually not a poorly-done Russian accent.

For one thing, it's a well-known foreign accent phenomenon sometimes called "overcompensation," where speakers of a foreign tongue know they'll have a tendency to mispronounce certain things based on their own native tongue (like "V" instead of "W" for Russian speakers of English), and self-consciously (accidentally) do the reverse (i.e., pronouncing a "W" in place of a "V").

For another, I can vouch for this phenomenon first-hand: my wife is Russian-born, an excellent speaker of English (she was a translation major at university), and occasionally does precisely this! (So do many of her friends who I speak with.)

So, no slam intended, but while I agree that Koenig's accent left something to be desired, the swapping of the "V" and "W" sounds wasn't a good reason why.

Didn't want to try to fit all of that into the edit justification and not make it clear.
Thecommander236
09:33:54 PM Jan 12th 2013
So basically Chekhov was a native Russian who was trying too hard to speak English. Got it.
JoePGuy
06:44:29 AM Jan 13th 2013
Yeah, basically! Where were you when I was trying to condense that to an edit justification?

Though I'd still largely agree that Walter Koenig's accent wasn't stellar, which is why I wouldn't just cut the whole reference.
Thecommander236
11:31:50 AM Jan 13th 2013
So basically it was Chekhov playing a Russian who was trying too hard too speak English, but his accent was a failure even in that regard. And to get more meta, Walter Koenig is playing as Chekhov playing as a fake Russian trying too hard to speak English and failing at it. :D
TippyToeZombie
topic
08:22:05 AM Dec 15th 2011
Does anyone else think that Pluto should be subject to the Grandfather Clause?
artman40
topic
03:41:01 PM Jul 2nd 2010
Can there meta examples be added like TV Tropes ones?
Citizen
08:46:36 PM Jul 2nd 2010
Since TV Tropes is mentioned in the description, sure. If you're sure about your examples, make a separate folder for TV Tropes at the bottom of the list.
back to Main/GrandFatherClause

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy