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Fantastic Four

Oct 18 2019, 6:54pm

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The video looks and feels like an odd mix between a learning video for very young children and a mental breakdown vlog. The lines ("really, really short, ti-, TINY people...") combined with the hand gestures - pure comedy gold.

I know, it was......unforgettable once you've seen it, to put it delicately. Poor dear.

There is second video on the same page (with, alas, a slightly less comedic presenter) that explicitly states that they are scouting "for the upcoming Amazon original series based on the Lord of the Rings".

Yup, I've seen that one - the common details make clear that this one is also for the LotR series.

I have never heard the term "Eurasian" used as a catch-all term for (some) South-East Asian ethnicities, Mongolians, Nepalis and Māori. Is there something I do not know about Kiwi terminology? Usually, the term "Eurasian" is either used to refer to minorities with a mixed European-(East) Asian background (in a mostly Western context) or to refer to indigenous ethnic groups in Western Central Asia.

Those are the two usages that I am personally familiar with. I assumed the difference was down to some Kiwi neologism or ethnic categorisation.

I looked up the 2018 census for New Zealand and it seems that there are somewhat sizable groups of people living in the country that were born in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and (to a lesser extent) in Nepal. But there also plenty of people living in New Zealand who hailed from Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and on the other hand, north-eastern Asia. In other words, I still do not have a clue what the term "Eurasian" means in this particular context.

Beats me but this video (which had an official set of photos of the desired 'looks') does seem to narrow down their meaning.

Also, I might be able to understand how the words "Latinos" (the Americanism though...) and "olive skin" could be associated with each other, but how does this lead us to "mountain people"? ^^ Again, comedy gold.

Agreed, 'mountain people' seems pretty random - I can only imagine this might be a reference to people from the Andes?


Andean culture is a collective term used to refer to the indigenous peoples of the Andes mountains especially those that came under the influence of the Inca Empire. Cultures considered Andean include:

Atacama people
Aymara people
Muisca people or Chibcha
Andean civilizations
Quechua people
Uru people
This term is also used to describe the Hispanic based cultures of the Andes, which through the interaction of the Spaniards with the Andean Natives formed into a distinct group of cultures incorporating both Hispanic and Indigenous cultural traits

(This post was edited by Althoun on Oct 18 2019, 6:55pm)

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Post edited by Althoun (Fantastic Four) on Oct 18 2019, 6:55pm

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