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@  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?

@  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.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:22 AM

 

*Reads article* Wait, Jafar is considered "queer"? A big motive in the film is him wanting to marry Jasmine, and even has a uncomfortable (obvious to even me as a child) scene after he gains access to the lamp where he turns Jasmine into his own personal slave girl.

 

It's really "queer-coded" instead of "queer", and Disney (among others) uses it extensively with its villains: Jafar, Scar, Governor Ratcliffe, Ursula, Hades, King John, Ratigan...

 

It's the kind of things you might not consciously notice until being told about it, and then it becomes totally obvious. Of course, queerness being associated with villains *is* a big problem...

 

 

Yeah is can be a big problem, though on occasion some of those villians becomes renowned and respected for being queer coded. Ursula for example seems to be one that's been fully embraced in my experiences, while indeed others do get more looked down upon.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:16 PM

Probably the most blatant example is "HIM" from the Powerpuff Girls.



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 02:08 AM

or just about everyone from a filmation cartoon 



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 07:43 PM

Uggh. I hate my life. I just want to crawl into a hole until the hormones are done. Intellectually, I know that getting "sir"-ed at restaurants and stuff is something I should keep expecting since I haven't changed my appearance that much, but I hugging hate it. It makes me just not want to go into public.


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Posted 16 August 2019 - 12:44 AM

all you can do Ashley, is politely correct those who've not done it maliciously... and appropriately correct those who have.  anyone who does it accidentally isn't trying to ruin your day -we just sadly aren't psychic as a species. 

 

but we are generally an Empathetic one. If you express your discomfort to someone at the time - instead of just absorbing it and letting it fester, you do a disservice to yourself and that person who Might have just not been paying enough attention today. 

 

Lol I've been called ma'am over the phone plenty of times even after introducing myself as Jon... sometimes people just have too much going on in their own life when you encounter them. 

 

>_> I don't even have are particularly feminine voice... O-o? 

 

anywho, I hope your next dinner out goes better.  



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 01:34 AM

My voice is a serious problem. I've been told I have a "good deep radio announcer" voice. I've got an appointment with a speech therapist, I'm going to have to see what I can do on that front. It's going to take a lot of time, but it's not going to get better if I do nothing.

 

I know I should get better about telling people, but it's still so damn scary for me. I've got a lot of work to do on that front, too.



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 04:53 AM

I went digging though the thread and found this link that I posted a ways back, it might have some information you could use. There's useful videos on Youtube for voice training as well (and just about any other trans thing you might need help with). I basically self-taught myself how to do a female voice and while it may sound rough at times if I have allergies or whatnot, I've also been complimented on it by other trans folks as well.



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Posted 18 August 2019 - 02:40 AM

Thanks. I've got a lot of work to do...

 

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:11 PM

Oh, and while looking for storage for some figures, I found one of the worst examples of pink tax ever. Two almost identical plastic containers: the one in the fishing aisle was $3, the one in the bead aisle was $9.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:38 AM

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:19 AM

Beading/crafting stuff can get ridiculous. It's often cheaper to get similar materials from the hardware or gardening section.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 01:51 PM

Probably the most thoughtful discussion of transgender issues by a guy in a dumb wrestling outfit ever.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:19 PM

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:25 PM

America's first LGBTQ-focused credit union to open in Michigan.

The credit union also will offer products such as loans for transgender people in the process of transitioning.

This definitely got my attention.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:50 AM

seems like a smart idea... I mean that's clearly a much needed service that nobody else seemed willing to provide.

 

I mean sure I can get a loan for a new house I can't afford, or a brand new car... hell I can even get a loan for next week's paycheck if I wanted to...

 

but try to get a loan to get a nice(er) looking bum and some C-cups ... >_> now just need that damn passport 



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:37 AM

America's first LGBTQ-focused credit union to open in Michigan.
 

The credit union also will offer products such as loans for transgender people in the process of transitioning.

This definitely got my attention.

 


Yeah, it's an awesome idea. Till the Rebublicans find away to get their hands on it.


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 11:07 AM

An acquaintance of mine from another board is transitioning, but is worried about being cut off by their parents once they come out, and they still depend on their parents for financial support on medical issues.  However, this person is in New Zealand...on the plus side it's a civilized country so they won't be totally SOL medically if they get cut off, but apparently things like hormones are not covered by the base public health system.

 

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