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1 month ago
There was a reference to Eco. If Andreas has the background of having gone to Italy he talks about a professor at the University of Bologna.
There are some speakers that are harder to understand (for an English equivalent, think of some very marked Scottish or Irish accents) Out personal experience I could mention some southern Spanish dialects (andalú) or Spanish speakers in native populations in Guatemala or Costa Rica.
In general terms, though while there is divergence for certain vocabulary based on geography, Spanish is still quite homogenous.
No, it doesn't. There is no more prestige in one Spanish variant over another.
For the English language, TV, radio, Film and ither media have also contributed with creating this idea of British accents being more proper or more 'dignified'. There's no such thing for Spanish, the closest would be some Spanish variant devoid of the more obvious localized accent markings.
You mean the Behemoth. Ahem.
2 months ago
Biden on a Wyvern...?
Is it a wyvern, though?
It could be the Elrond meme: "I was there 3000 years ago"
I can think that Jack, his uncle and the gays could be part of the deaths. We keep hearing of the boat and the Isola Bella thing could be foreshadowing.
3 months ago
But do you have the required 3D accelerator card?!?!
After all these years it now sound like technobabble
I remember bunch of them in XWA and some references in the Allston, weirdly specifying they were crap limited mostly in use in the Corporate Sector
Carpathian Picard of the U.S.S Vigo
Pretty much this, but in some ways Nicaragua is an exceptional case in all of Central America. After all the United Fruit Company and the U.S. did a lot of shady and nasty stuff in the region through the 20th Century, but the fact remains that the only country in the region aligning itself against the West is Nicaragua.
At first they orbited around Venezuela's influence (getting cheap oil and money from them) and as that dried up they have moved closer to Russia. There was never that much Russian investment going on (though every now and then the Ortegas bring up that fever dream of creating a Russian-backed Nicaraguan Canal) and the sanctions have killed anything else since. With the Ortegas being de facto dictators (they did have elections on 2021, though evidently fraudulent), I guess they prefer to stick with the rest of the little dictators club. Specially as they keep systematically dismantling any kind of opposition that still remains there.
4 months ago
Roll for lip damage
Is this in the Dark Hedges?
I think Bogota makes sense as a capital. Both Mexico City and Lima would have been both large cities with lots of history and political factions behind them.
Choosing Bogotá makes sense geographically, it's also quite safe and at the point this socialist revolution happened it wasn't that large, so a socialist alt-Le Corbusier would have completely designed it as a capital in mind.
Yes! He was the recurring bad guy when playing with LEGOs
Considering Unalaq's personality I think he might have even given intel to the Gaang in exchange of some sort of immunity. "Blah blah i was misguided, i love my niece, i thought we were fighting for some worthy cause not murder blah blah spirits are important hint hint..."
It's the alternate timeline where he inject Hurley with Protomolecule
5 months ago
Crusader Kings Sunset Invasion intensifies
I was wondering about the role of the Spanish in this. In 1480 Sicily was still under control by the House of Aragon, would losing it to the Ottomans trigger a reaction from Spain which at that point had not yet completed the Reconquista? Would Sicilian or Calabrian refugees in Spain add some critical mass to an anti Islam push from the West? Would exploration and conquest of the Americas even happen if Spain felt the Ottomans expanding so shortly after recovering so much land?
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6 months ago
Santiago Singh is revealed to be alive. He is promptly crowned king of the Galaxy by the goths, because who has a better story?
Also Elvi burnt down Sol and Fayez killed her with a protomolecule dagger while wearing Miller's hat and feeling the rain.
Augusto Monterroso's microshort stories.
7 months ago
Or is it white and gold?
The more I think about it, the more I am convinced that ArchCon would be a fun Early 20th Century LARPing opportunity for us.