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@  Cyoti : (20 November 2019 - 11:23 PM)

It's probably stuck on the low priority end of Warden's to-do list.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 November 2019 - 10:45 PM)

Because the only full-body Nightbeat was that Bumblebee with a new head one.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2019 - 04:14 PM)

Why has there been no new Minerva toys? I’m surprised at Takara. The Titan Master head doesn’t count.

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

On my shelf I have Ginrai donning the Star Convoy armor.

@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?


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#2381 Ashley

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 02:22 AM

That bit in the Incredibles was kind of weird. I'm supposed to think more people having superpowers is bad?

 

But anyway, it's a legit relief to feel more in control of that part of myself. It's also probably the most trans thing ever. Good luck finding any commercials claiming fewer erections as a selling point for anything.


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:02 AM

That actually would be a godsend. Sometimes my sexdrive feels fairly normal and I can deal with it. Other times(like the past few days) it seems to kick into overdrive and it just feels like I'm drowning. It's also usually during these times I hate myself even more because it feels like control goes out the window.

I love the thought of having breasts, but if all hrt did was kill my labido, it would be a massive win.
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Posted 20 February 2019 - 06:18 AM

Is it always such an uphill battle?

Yeah.

 

It helps to have close family members who are supportive... but if your parents are religious conservative types like mine, good luck. 



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Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:08 AM

I admit I got really lucky there. My parents are atheists and fairly socially liberal. While it's awkward to talk about, they've been pretty accepting. My biggest enemy right now is probably my own fears and hangups.

About the libido thing, it also shows how the whole bathroom boogeyman thing is kind of hilariously off.
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 12:33 PM

See.. my family life was I guess different. I knew at a young age they didn't care if I was alive or dead, so coming out gay was the least of my worries.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 03:09 AM

hug. I might have to amend my previous statement. My mom is trying to convince me not to change my name "to make things easier for people". Screw the entire concept of that argument.


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Posted 26 February 2019 - 01:33 PM

hug. I might have to amend my previous statement. My mom is trying to convince me not to change my name "to make things easier for people". Screw the entire concept of that argument.

 

Sooo.... your personhood should be limited, because it is an inconvenience to everyone else.

 

hug. That. Shit.

 

My in-laws are also the more liberal, atheist, progressive set of parents between mine and my wife's. They were also the ones who recommended I get a vasectomy after I came out, and implied that I "deceived" them, and went to lengths to keep me away from their grandchildren (who I've babysat for since they were in diapers) lest I "confuse" them.

 

I can't imagine what my conservative Trump supporter parents would say.


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Posted 26 February 2019 - 09:10 PM

I managed to not cuss her out over it and the next day it turned out better than I expected. Apparently, the fact that she knew I was thinking about changing my name and hadn't told her yet what it was made her think I was planning something weird. When in fact, I was just embarrassed and not wanting to commit yet. She actually likes "Ashley". Now, if I DID want to do something weird that would still be my right, but at least that's not actually the problem.

The whole idea you or I might "confuse" people is so stupid. If a kid doesn't realize they're gay or trans or whatever until they meet someone who is, they were all the time and just didn't realize it. We don't have cooties, this isn't contagious. And keeping people in denial and ignorant just makes things more painful.

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 05:15 PM

Here's an interesting read:

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Posted 02 March 2019 - 05:22 PM

Hey, it's Dr. Powers. He's done some really groundbreaking transgender medical stuff. Great guy. Hope I can see him again sometime in the future, insurance willing.



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Posted 03 March 2019 - 05:17 AM

I haven't met him myself. An IRL friend of mine linked to a previous version of that guide back when I first came out to her and it was a useful read. I should probably warn people: there are NSFW pictures.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 08:03 AM

I managed to not cuss her out over it and the next day it turned out better than I expected. Apparently, the fact that she knew I was thinking about changing my name and hadn't told her yet what it was made her think I was planning something weird. When in fact, I was just embarrassed and not wanting to commit yet. She actually likes "Ashley". Now, if I DID want to do something weird that would still be my right, but at least that's not actually the problem.
The whole idea you or I might "confuse" people is so stupid. If a kid doesn't realize they're gay or trans or whatever until they meet someone who is, they were all the time and just didn't realize it. We don't have cooties, this isn't contagious. And keeping people in denial and ignorant just makes things more painful.


Oh that is awesome that that went that way. I love it (kinda-sorta) when I make it such a big thing in my own head then other people surprise you by making it not such a big thing. It’s what happened with my brother. I called him in the morning, told him I had something to tell him later in the evening; he thought I’d killed someone and needed the body cleaned up, or a sperm donor (not touching that second one :D), but when I told him that I was transitioning, what he said was, “Oh, that’s it?” Damn near brought me to (happy) tears. Or.... ok, it did. :D

YAAS! THANK YOU! I’ve been tying to nail the bigotry trope my in-laws were exuding for MONTHS now. Yes, that is exactly what they think; that my queerness is a contagious disease. Assholes. This is personhood that comes from within for MANY people; it’s only society with people like them that deams it “inappropriate” why we all have to hide it until it’s safer to come out.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 01:38 PM

It does seem to be how people think and it's kind of disturbing that they would rather keep people miserable and in denial by suppressing the subject.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 02:38 PM

I'm sorry you both have to deal with this shit. but yes, grats on your Bro having your back like that though. at least you know he'll be there for you when you do need to disappear a body XD  


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:30 PM

I'm sorry, but I'm not burying a body for either of you.
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:36 PM

Well, gee! You learn who your friends are. Now what am I supposed to do with this? Is tec's bar still open?
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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:53 PM

For the sake of deniability, I'm going to ignore that post.

 

Anyway, good news! I got a dosage increase!


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 09:24 PM

*pokes chest*

 

Work faster, damn it.


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Posted 10 March 2019 - 12:42 AM

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 08:34 AM

Awww! :) Well, it's not that easy even if you're a cis girl, everyone has their own levels of touch/personal space preference. I like giving hugs (especially strong ones) but don't want to make anyone uncomfortable. I really wish there wasn't such a stigma about males seeking out contact especially as they get older, being thought of as weak/gay/trying to get some when they do. There's all those studies about how important contact is with babies/children, why wouldn't it be important to adults too? Anyway, I'm always up for a hug if anyone needs one.

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