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January 21[edit]

International stars in Daphne & Velma[edit]

I know Sarah Jeffery is Canadian. But are there other international stars in Daphne & Velma?142.255.72.126 (talk) 13:23, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

How does being Canadian make her an international star? What do you mean by international star?--Shantavira|feed me 14:18, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Presumably the OP means non-American. --Viennese Waltz 14:29, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
Born in one country and working in another doesn't automatically qualify someone as an "international star". ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 02:13, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
Who said anything about working in a different country? The OP is clearly asking if the cast of Daphne & Velma includes any other actors who were born outside the US. The answer can presumably be found by a cursory glance at the articles for each cast member. --Viennese Waltz 15:24, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
Since the OP didn't bother to answer the question of what "international star" means, maybe you can? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:38, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
Like Sarah Jeffery, but otherwise. And no. There are not. InedibleHulk (talk) 04:46, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

January 22[edit]

Spirit of the Anzacs is a Sheppard single?[edit]

Is Spirit of the Anzacs a Sheppard single? I thought only George Sheppard was on the song, not the band as the article says. (I, by the way, am a pretty big fan of the band, so that's why I'm asking this question.) Maccore Henni Mii! Pictochat Mii! 21:34, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

@Mac Henni: This is one of the sources from the article: [1], it says that the song is a group effort. RudolfRed (talk) 01:24, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
@RudolfRed: Thanks. Maccore Henni Mii! Pictochat Mii! 18:30, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

January 23[edit]

Monty Python's Fabulational Cooperations[edit]

It is well known that Michael Palin and Terry Jones worked as a team, and John Cleese and Graham Chapman worked as a team, before and after they met for the Flying Circus. But are any Python bits known to have been written by some other pairing? —Tamfang (talk) 07:09, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

I remember reading in some Python-biography that they mixed things up at least once, and Cleese wrote with Palin. Can't say what came of it. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 15:59, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Cleese and Palin collaborated on later projects, such as A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. Chapman and Palin collaborated on the "Car Salesmen" sketch from the pre-Python How to Irritate People. However, those are all acting collaborations, I've been looking and I can't seem to find many "cross-collaborations" between the writing teams in terms of writing. They would frequently act in cross teams (for example the entire family of "shopkeeper and irritated customer" sketches feature Palin and Cleese in the two respective roles; these were usually written by Cleese and Chapman). There are occasional cross-collaborations, according to the incomplete list of authorships noted at List of Monty Python's Flying Circus episodes, Palin and Cleese co-wrote the sketches "Army Protection Racket" from S1E8 and "Mr. Hilter and the Minehead by-election" from S1E12. --Jayron32 16:36, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Those are good ones. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 17:08, 23 January 2020 (UTC)
Michael Palin's diaries (which are a marvelous read) do mention switching up the writing teams a couple times. I apologize for not being able to remember any specifics though. MarnetteD|Talk 17:44, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
(ec) Thanks! Yes, obviously the acting was not all done by the respective writers. Nudge Nudge, for example, was introduced by sbhoolboys (Jones and Palin) saying they want to see a sketch written by Eric, but in some documentary or other Eric Idle mentioned his bewilderment at being handed a script that's all "nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more". —Tamfang (talk) 18:27, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
But our article Nudge Nudge says Idle wrote it for Ronnie Barker. I am all at sea. —Tamfang (talk) 18:32, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
Tamfang, if you like Ronnie Barker I hope you've seen this one: [2] Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 16:36, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Help finding reliable sourcing to save CANO’s “Spirit of the North[edit]

Hi! I need help finding reliable sources for CANO’s album “Spirit of the North” (1980). Album reviews or interviews with band members talking about it, etc.

Any help appreciated, I can get copies of sources from WP:RX if I have the newspaper/magazine publishing info. Thank you! Gleeanon409 (talk) 20:10, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

I haven't found much besides confirmation that the record exists. There are many articles on the band in both French and English, and on other records, but this one, as it was a greatest hits compilation rather than comprised of original songs, did not seem to get much critical attention. There are also a lot of false positives because the album is named after one of the band's best-known songs. The places to look - likely not to be online - would be archives of Franco-Ontarian newspapers from the period, such as Le Droit from Ottawa or Le Voyageur from Sudbury, or the student newspapers from bilingual universities. Good luck. --Xuxl (talk) 13:19, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much for looking! Gleeanon409 (talk) 09:35, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

January 24[edit]

ST:TOS[edit]

What was the episode called, where the Enterprise crew is mostly turned into dodecahedron-shaped paperweights or so? A few of them get crumbled into dust and can't be recovered, but the rest are eventually changed back. I don't remember much else about the episode. Thanks. 2601:648:8202:96B0:0:0:0:4FFF (talk) 04:40, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

Sound like "By Any Other Name": "Once the ship has crossed the galactic barrier, the Kelvans reduce all personnel except Kirk, Scott, Spock, and McCoy into chalk-like blocks." --Canley (talk) 06:37, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! Yes that has to be the right one. 2601:648:8202:96B0:0:0:0:4FFF (talk) 07:11, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
By the way, although the objects that the crew members are turned into were inspired by a dodecahedron in Gene Roddenberry's office, they were not actually dodecahedrons, but cuboctahedrons. I suspect that whoever manufactured the props found this shape easier to produce since it can be done by simply starting with a cube, marking the midpoint of each edge, and cutting each corner back as far as the midpoints to create the triangular faces. (One-half of the area of each original square face is cut away.) --142.112.159.101 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 08:27, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, the episode article mentioned the shape. I enjoyed finding out that detail. 2601:648:8202:96B0:0:0:0:4FFF (talk) 06:49, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
Is it worth mentioning here that the cuboctahedron is dual to the rhombic dodecahedron? Probably not. —Tamfang (talk) 19:01, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Autism fanfiction[edit]

Crossposted to WP:RDH. Please answer there. --Jayron32 13:43, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
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Hi all!

I am currently writing a paper about representations of autism in fanfiction on Archive of Our Own and fanfiction.net. I am planning to examine around 4-6 pieces of fanfiction which contains autism, and was wondering whether anyone could recommend me some more controversial fanfiction containing autism (as I can't think of a way to search for such works on these sites)? Any advice is gratefully received!

Thanks in advance. Best wishes, 80.6.3.235 (talk) 11:13, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

NB: this query has also been posted on the Humanities Ref desk, where it has received a reply, so further replies would be best made there.
OP, please do not duplicate queries on more than one desk or page; it potentially wastes the time of we responders, all volunteers, who may inadvertently duplicate answers already made by others, and if done excessively or repeatedly might be interpreted as spamming and result in your IP being blocked. 90.205.58.107 (talk) 13:24, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

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Need Help and/or Tips on Identifying a Manga[edit]

There is a page of manga that piques my interests and I would really like to know where it is from. This is the page in question: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d83308e60cd10cdf857ed58c337fede9b7ea9e62d0f8108a879621a77d8d8fb4.jpg

I have tried using Google Image Search with no luck. Through my own investigation on Reddit, I found that this image was posted on a Disqus comment section on one of the illegal manga streaming sites, hence the fact that those manga sites do not show up on Google search, while the person who originally posted it was also asking where it originates. In any case, judging from the lack of dialogue in the bubbles, this is most likely a draft or a preview of some kind of a manga that might or might not be locked behind a paywall. I cannot speak Japanese, Chinese, or Koreans and so I cannot effectively search on sites such as Pixiv let alone ask people on there for help. I would really appreciate any tip in this search. 70.95.44.93 (talk) 12:39, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

I tried using TinEye, but it doesn't find it either. --142.112.159.101 (talk) 23:08, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

January 26[edit]

Kosheen - Catch[edit]

While Resist (Kosheen album) says the song "Catch" appeared in it in 2001, Amazon and Discogs say it appeared as a single in 2000 and "Hide U" also says so. Does it mean "Catch" first came out as a single and then was included on the album or is there a factual error somewhere? Thanks. 212.180.235.46 (talk) 16:36, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

It used to be common for singles being released prior to the release of an album. In theory, folks would be more inclined to buy an album if there was a song on it that they've already heard. (I personally own several albums with only one or two good songs on it). 2606:A000:1126:28D:B10C:26A0:A0FF:5576 (talk) 17:10, 26 January 2020 (UTC) . . . Also, people wouldn't buy a single if they already have the album.[3]
See lead single for more detail. --Khajidha (talk) 20:18, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

January 27[edit]

Barbie princess pauper[edit]

redundant question. Already asked at WP:RDM. --Jayron32 13:21, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/en/Barbie_as_the_Princess_and_the_Pauper I know that classic is opinionated and a word that's chucked around a lot and I used to ask a lot of questions about it on here however I've given that up. One day I was on here looking at barbie film and it turns out its classic. It's a word that is arguable on whether its a classic or not? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:8003:7427:6B00:2D82:A885:55F2:C5D2 (talk) 12:13, 27 January 2020 (UTC)


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What is the musical instrument on "Eye of the Tiger"?[edit]

I would have said a bass guitar, but there is also a bass guitar with low notes less frequently than what I would call the lead instrument, which has very frequent very short notes.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 19:40, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

All I hear is bass, electric guitar, drums, and piano. And judging by the instruments shown at about the 1:25 mark, I think I'm right. †dismas†|(talk) 22:56, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
I'm thinking the very fast guitar is not the one played more slowly later.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 23:01, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

January 28[edit]