Hi Alex, I did some double checking on that, and it looks like both would be acceptable, though the word "attacking" afterwards isn't really being used as a noun, so I think him works a little bit better. Also, probably just my personal preference, but it seems to sound a bit more natural to me as well.
You mentioned the word noun and that is precisely the reason why I changed him to his. Using his, rather than him, transforms "attacking" from present participle form of the verb to attack into the gerund (functionally the same as a noun). The current sentence structure is "noun, accompanied by verb", which is a bit of a mismatch (hence why I edited it). Both words are indeed acceptable, but I believe the sentence structure makes more sense with his.
As for which sounds more natural, with his "attacking people" could be amended to "attacking of people". This would be perfectly fine and would likely help with the parsing of the sentence. Ironically, I did not make this change as it sounded less natural to me!
Yeah, I guess if we were to use "his," I think I"d change it to what you said or something like "his attacks on people." If you feel strongly about it, it's fine with me to change it to that, but I think what's there currently works as well. (The user on the Wiki that typically specialized in more grammatical edits was Jiskran, and I would back him up if needed. Jiskran appears to be inactive now, but he may shed some insight on this as well if you wish to leave a message on his wall.)
OK thanks for that. I was frustrated because I made the same change about a week ago and ZooBlazer changed it pretty much instantly. I messaged him but he never replied despite being online a lot, so I put it back because i just figured he thought it was a typo. Then you swapped it pretty much instantly too.
I'm not a meddler and I only make a change if I believe it to be an improvement. Despite being fairly knowledgeable about English grammar, I still double-checked everything (like I did with the Le/La thing despite being 99% sure), so to have it instantly dismissed twice was a bit of a kick in the teeth.
By the way, thanks for checking before editing, but I reeeeeeeaally wish you hadn't linked that first reference. It seriously irritates me when people blur the line of 'correct usage vs common error' into 'traditional vs modern'. I'm not sure why Jakub thinks "but lots of people get it wrong" means that exams should be marked differently...
No worries, thanks for the feedback. I wasn't convinced by the first reference either, so that's why I looked at another one for confirmation. Both Zoo and I have been hard-pressed for time to dedicate to the Wiki, so I'm sorry this wasn't addressed right away the first time. We try to get to every message we can, sometimes it just takes longer than we'd prefer, but please don't let this deter you from making any edits in the future.
I was editing the "Peau de la Mort" page yesterday and remembered that I'd seen the page "Le mort pour l'amour" a while back. Given that "mort" is a feminine noun, "Le" should be amended to "La".
I've not renamed a page before, so I'm not sure over the best way to do it. The hyperlinks will redirect, but the text in linked pages may need to be amended. How do I check which pages mention/link to "Le mort pour la mort")?
Maybe this is something that could go in a Trivia section for the page, but since the word "Le" is canon in the name of the Zaubertrank, the name of the page should stay the same. I'm definitely not proficient in French in any way, but maybe the writers got "le mort" from the French phrase for playing dead (or something similar), "faire le mort."
OK in that case the page name should stay as it is. I was unaware we'd ever actually seen the name written down* (except as "Zaubertrank 23"); I thought we'd only heard Rosalee say it.
I'm not fluent in French either to be honest, but I'm pretty sure it should be "La" (as it was translated as "Death For Love"). In "faire le mort", I think mort means cadaver/corpse (which can be a masculine noun), as opposed to death (feminine). I'll double-check before adding anything.
Could you let me know when we saw it written? I checked "Octopus Head", but I couldn't see the name of the potion.
Hey RosAlex, upon some further inspection into this, I found several sources (namely subtitles and an archive of the old Grimm website that had the name of the potion in one of the Spice Shop books) that confirmed the name of the Zaubertrank was indeed La mort pour l'amour, so it just must've been a mistake when the article was moved. Great catch, and I'll be updating things shortly. Thanks!
Yeah I'd checked the subtitles on "Love Sick" yesterday and they said La, but if you knew of an appearance of Le in the actual show, then that would obviously take precedence. Thanks for taking the time to do the necessary corrections; it seems like it's a surprising amount of work just to change one letter!
I can't figure out how to join this page. I love the show and have started making my own Grimm books using the wessen that weren't included in the "Aunt Marie,s Book Of Lore". My artistic abilities leave a lot to be desired lol. So glad I found this page, hoping the end of the series dosen't mean the end of this group. I hope to be an active member and if I can be of any help feel free to contact me.
It looks like you've already joined this Wiki! Welcome =) It's not as active here since the show has ended, but there is going to be an upcoming and one last Grimmy Awards that will be voted on. There's still some things to be finished up and completed, and hopefully over time those will be finished. Glad you like this Wiki though!
I was watching the episode Organ Grinder today and I noticed that during Nick's fight with her that he kicked her which caused her to stumble backwards and fall into the fire. Nick tried to save her but sher cut him by accident and he let go causing her to fall into the fire and burn to death. This technically means he killed her . I just thought you could look into this and if you agree you could edit this into the deaths and kills page. Have a nice day.
Hey Chris, thanks for the message. I'm not sure if this was previously discussed, but I think it's ok to leave her cause of death as being accidental for now, but I'll double check with ZooBlazer on this just in case.
Looks like you just need to take out the "nowiki" and "code" brackets & end brackets that are in there (I recommend fixing this with "Classic editor" using source view in the drop down tab next to where the "Edit profile" button is), and the template will work just fine! I have a feeling you already know what it's going to say haha. Let me know if you have any further trouble
That worked perfectly thanks! It looks like I've been working really hard on the wiki with all the edits I amassed trying to fix the template myself. I should do some actual editing to redress the balance.
To be honest, I didn't know what it was going to say! I didn't know which Wesen I'd get and I genuinely didn't expect Fuchsbau. It's a nice coincidence though.
Minor nitpick on Q61. 'Rhinoceri' isn't really a word. Probably not worth changing though, as the template doesn't show the questions.
Hi Grimmaniac! I`ve read through the image policies, and I have a few question. I`m not exactly sure how I`m supposed to screencap an image I`m uploading. And I`m also unsure of what to add to the summary that`s required when I am filling out the information before uploading the image.
The summary part is actually optional but can be used to offer some extra details about the image. To take a screenshot, it depends on the system you're using; Windows generally has the Snipping Tool you can use, while Macs have a built-in keyboard command (command+shift+4 will change the mouse cursor to more of a crosshair that you can then click, hold, and drag over the desired area of your screen; you should hear a camera shutter type of sound when you let go)
This piece of trivia is more character-specific, so it's been moved to Victor Shelley's character page in the trivia section. If Victor Shelley was a co-star, then this could be put on the episode trivia section, which was done for Lost Boys, but the episode title also was a reference to Peter Pan in that instance as well. I think the point you made about the plot being based on Frankenstein is good to keep though.