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@  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?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

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

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".


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#2521 Shadewing

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 10:18 PM

Great job Rust, you gave him ideas...


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 03:57 AM

*Cackles*



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Posted 26 June 2019 - 01:51 AM

Dysphoria be like from r/traaaaaaannnnnnnnnns


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Posted 26 June 2019 - 06:27 PM

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Just something to think about.



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Posted 26 June 2019 - 10:33 PM

That version of you may not exist anymore but you can still sure be burned at the virtual stake for what they did.



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Posted 27 June 2019 - 05:51 AM

So don't forget to go back and delete those old tweets!

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 01:49 AM

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:10 AM

I've sadly heard that argument before - that the trans-movement is born out of the Patriarchy yadda yadda yadda. I just kind of stare vacantly and ask myself if the Patriarchy is responsible for repressing women, why would they also want to BE women?

 

Sometimes I don't get the mental gymnastics of hate. And I think I'm better for not understanding. Which is why I participate in this thread, honestly. Gender Dysphoria isn't something I've ever struggled with so I don't "get" it. Threads like this help me understand - because ultimately me not "getting it" is on me, not you guys.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:54 AM

Oh god that shit. I think the logic presented was something like "trans women are failed males who, unable to gain access to womens bodies as they believe they are entitled to, make themselves over as women in order to have unlimited access to the female form for their perverted pleasure and to be able to invade women spaces to try and preditate on them"

 

and its like holy shit get over yourselves. You really think people would go through all the hormone shit and the surgery shit and spend years faking being uncomfortable just to 'get access' to you? That is some top tier ego driven delusional shit. 



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 10:26 AM

It's like how they talk about defending marriage. Obviously, gay marriages consume straight ones for power.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:35 PM

Yep. Discussions on this sort of thing with my religious family members never ends well. If you're going to complain about gay or trans people marrying and having kids b/c you fear how they live and what they will teach their children, why are you not opposing straight couples that are other religions, too? Or single parents who don't have "proper" male/female influences? Who knows what sort of nasty things they might be teaching their children.  :rolleyes 

 

 ultimately me not "getting it" is on me, not you guys

 

I don't think you have to "get it" or fully understand, just talking and empathy go a long way, I think.



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:32 PM

I kind of like the term "gender vampire". Man, if only it'd been that easy.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 10:10 PM

Yeah, if there was some kind of black magic I could use to make this easier, I'd sign up for it. Ursula would be loved by the trans community.



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 10:35 PM



It's like how they talk about defending marriage. Obviously, gay marriages consume straight ones for power.

 

No, they're scared on that front because gays that get married are more likely to stay committed to each other in the first place, unlike "Traditional Marriage" where in you can get married, consummate, and have it annulled in under 24 hours without fuss or bother.

 

I had to laugh at one program remarking that divorce rates were down...because people were opting not to get married. No, divorce rates are down because you've got a whole slew of people who always WANTED to get married but were denied.

 

Besides, the arguments for Traditional Marriage are pretty much smoke in a society where preferential treatment - in taxes, loans, power of attorney, etc - is given over to the dedicated life partner vs long time squeeze. If they really want to keep marriage traditional, then all those secular perks of being married have to go, too.



 



 ultimately me not "getting it" is on me, not you guys

 

I don't think you have to "get it" or fully understand, just talking and empathy go a long way, I think.

 

Oh good, because I still don't "get it". :D

 



Yeah, if there was some kind of black magic I could use to make this easier, I'd sign up for it. Ursula would be loved by the trans community.

 

I feel like I'm the only one who remembers the fact Ursula made it a point to interfere with all her contracts. Yeah sure, she'll turn you into a girl...but then she's gonna steal yo man/woman and turn you into seaweed!



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 11:08 PM

Ursula is unironic #transitiongoals and/or Life Goals


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 12:08 AM

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 05:06 AM

 Ursula would be loved by the trans community.

 

Well she is based off of one of the most famous queens, Divine.
 

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:23 AM

Did not know that. That makes Ursula even better.



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