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I've been hearing Gollum for all of Igor's posts, certainly since he started using "precious" regularly. I am more and more convinced that it's a bot.


No, he's not a bot. He posts (in a very similar manner) on Russian TT forums as well.

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darucla wrote:
I've been hearing Gollum for all of Igor's posts, certainly since he started using "precious" regularly. I am more and more convinced that it's a bot.


No, he's not a bot. He posts (in a very similar manner) on Russian TT forums as well.

Might be a bilingual bot...


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Back on topic (not that I mind the diversions) I really don't mind the Joola Primes. Consistently round and durable, although as noted less spin than the seamless. They are a decent ball (of the type).

EDIT: I also don't think the Flash ball is too bad for seamless; better QC than XSF

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darucla wrote:
I've been hearing Gollum for all of Igor's posts, certainly since he started using "precious" regularly. I am more and more convinced that it's a bot.


Its a drunk biterman that is sad because chinese kill rusians players like bugs .he hates chinese and love japanese or any that can win the chinese


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pgpg wrote:
darucla wrote:
I've been hearing Gollum for all of Igor's posts, certainly since he started using "precious" regularly. I am more and more convinced that it's a bot.


No, he's not a bot. He posts (in a very similar manner) on Russian TT forums as well.


I wonder if he's got the same reputation there as he has here. Come to think of it.. I wonder if LOTR has made it to Russia, or if most Russians know who Gollum was.

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Hereby please be informed that I'm a mighty Boy, I would use a meager sponge of 1.2mm and it would enable me to destroy those "novelty" ABS sphere easely. Again, those ivory-hard ABS spheres would give a nasty stony feeling to my fist at most strokes."

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The Return of the King took $12M in Russia and $14M in Russia CIS. Exactly what the difference is, I can't tell you off the top of my head. So, definitely know there.

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The Return of the King took $12M in Russia and $14M in Russia CIS. Exactly what the difference is, I can't tell you off the top of my head. So, definitely know there.

Long before the movie, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit had been translated into Russian. So yes, I'd imagine most of Russians would know who Gollum is.


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The Return of the King took $12M in Russia and $14M in Russia CIS. Exactly what the difference is, I can't tell you off the top of my head. So, definitely know there.

Long before the movie, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit had been translated into Russian. So yes, I'd imagine most of Russians would know who Gollum is.

Absolutely. But the sound of Gollum is definitely from Andy Serkis in the films.

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The Return of the King took $12M in Russia and $14M in Russia CIS. Exactly what the difference is, I can't tell you off the top of my head. So, definitely know there.

Long before the movie, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit had been translated into Russian. So yes, I'd imagine most of Russians would know who Gollum is.

Absolutely. But the sound of Gollum is definitely from Andy Serkis in the films.

For Russian spectators that wouldn't be Andy but a Russian actor instead, since movies in the cinemas are shown with audio dubbed so that all characters speak Russian (which sucks in my opinion).

PS: This is what Russian Gollum sounds like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glmwf_yY-_U


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The Russian Gollum/Sméagol doesn't sound too bad. Serkis was better, of course.

I wonder what he sounds like in Chinese.. :lol: Actually I wonder if it was EVER released in Mainland China. Or dubbed into Mandarin/Cantonese/Hokkien/etc.

One of the funnier stories I've come across was what happened in China with the Harry Potter books. If you recall there was one or two years when Rowling ended up getting writer's block and there wasn't a novel. Well, in China, there's a HUGE industry of online books, not to mention cheaply printed (and pirated) translated books. So when the Harry Potter books stopped for a while, people took it upon themselves to write some. There was a certain volume called (IIRC) "Harry Potter and Walks-up-to-Dragon". The way it was described in the New York Times (I think it was), Harry Potter got turned into a midget and went on an adventure. A few months after I read that, I came across, on a mailing list, about what the book actually was (posted by a girl who could read Chinese and who had read Tolkien. The first couple pages (essentially, Harry Potter waking up with a headache) was new, but everything after that was a translation of The Hobbit. I suppose the "walks-up-to-dragon" part refers to the Lonely Mountain and Smaug... :lol:

Oh... a few minutes later, a little digging around..

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/01/worl ... china.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/10/opin ... tter1.html

"Harry becomes a fat, hairy dwarf after being caught in a “sour and sweet rain”; he loses all his magic and can get it back only by obtaining the magic ring. After he does, Harry becomes a dragon that fights evil. Voldemort has an even more powerful brother who makes trouble for Harry.

Excerpt: Harry doesn’t know how long it will take to wash the sticky cake off his face. For a civilized young man, it is disgusting to have dirt on any part of his body. He lies in the elegant bathtub, keeps wiping his face, and thinks about Dudley’s face, which is as fat as Aunt Petunia’s bottom."

A more extensive translation:

http://www.young-0.com/excerpt

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh the stuff we get into on this forum... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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iskandar taib wrote:

I wonder what he sounds like in Chinese.. :lol: Actually I wonder if it was EVER released in Mainland China. Or dubbed into Mandarin/Cantonese/Hokkien/etc.


ROTK $10M in China

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Somehow, though.. $10M isn't much in a country of a population of over 1 billion.. :lol:

But I'll bet there were pirated VCDs everywhere.

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Problem is you'd have to convince THAT MAN.. :lol: He's not known for deep reflection, after all. (I don't think this is strictly true, either - think of how many tennis rackets, baseball bats, football pads, running shoes, athletic cups, bicycles, cycling helmets, ice skates, hockey sticks, basketballs, shin guards, weightlifting sets people in the US buy every year.. Think if all this stuff was made in the US rather than being imported from China. And that's just sport equipment. Leisure products would have to include things like big screen TVs, lounge chairs, quad copters, video game consoles, personal toys... it's a lot more stuff than you'd think.. :lol: )

Yeah, table tennis is a tiny, tiny, tiny part of it all, balls being an even tinier part of that. Table tennis was always a penny ante sport. But when the tariffs go up they will go up. And the DHS balls and cheap tennis balls will cost as much as the Nittaku ones, because they're made in China.

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Leisure products manufacturers are highly sensitive to the economy, going out of business. Once out of business not an easy turn around to start again. Tariffs on leisure products will definitely cause inflation.


One product to put USA tariffs, basketball shoes, which are very profitable. That would get a lot of media attention, and from the big name brands manufacturers.

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It might sound callous, but since profit margins are so high on basketball shoes, the importers could well afford to absorb the tariffs. It's the low ticket items that will see consumer prices rise.

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