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@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.


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#1 Kayla Kaon

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:40 PM

Aaron Archer posted an Unrealized Megatron Design up on his Tumblr. He says that he thinks that he wanted Megatron to be a bomber/spaceship and that the design was probably made around 2002-2003.

 

I like it. Wish that this concept had made it through because Megs looks badass :D

 

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:45 PM

He's got, well



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:45 PM

Let's keep it unrealized.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:45 PM

Lotta kibble and some huge-mongous hands.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

What, really? It's so damned striking and different. I like that his left hand has a blade for fingers, but retains the thumb - makes no functional sense, but damn, it looks badass. He looks to have some shellforming going on that I don't like, but I think the proportions are really neat and aggressive. Love the head design. Getting vibes of Rampage, Vector Prime, Unicron....

 

And, of course, both G1/G2 and Beast Wars Megatrons.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 07 August 2014 - 02:50 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:58 PM

This really does nothing for me.  Massive Popeye arms, loads of kibble, no thanks.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:03 PM

As a design standing alone, it's weird in a way that might seem offputting, but I like it and would love to see a line in the future where this could fit in.
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:04 PM

It's...different.

 

But mostly god-awful, like most Transtech designs.  Was this for Transtech?



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:07 PM

Pretty interesting, although I wonder how he'll scratch his crotch. 



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:10 PM

Somehow, I think this was kicking around in the back of someone's mind during the Crumplezone design phase.

 

I like the bizarre silhouette.  I just don't like it as Megatron.


It's...different.

 

But mostly god-awful, like most Transtech designs.  Was this for Transtech?

Archer came on during RiD, post-Transtech.  Transtech was all Draxhall-Jump.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:14 PM

It's...different.

 

But mostly god-awful, like most Transtech designs.  Was this for Transtech?

Unlikely, I don't think Aaron Archer came onto Transformers until Transtech got scrapped, though it definitely feels like something from TM2/Beast Machines -Spark'd :p

 

 

I actually like it.  I was and continue to be a BIG fan of the "living machine/bio-machine" look Hasbro was playing with Transformers during 99-2000, and this definitely fits into that with some weird aesthetics and wacky silhouettes. 



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:22 PM

Wonder if the claws are actually humongous robo-gloves and he has normal hands underneath those.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:27 PM

It looks like something from Evangelion.  And for a Transformer, that's not a good thing.




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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

Archer came on during RiD, post-Transtech.  Transtech was all Draxhall-Jump.

Eh? I thought he had a hand in the Transmetals 2, like Megatron.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:38 PM

Kind of a mess. The head, torso & legs are neato…I could see the whole design being very interesting if the hands were scaled back to be large, but not tip-over large… and lose the shoulder kibble. Much like the Armada "little Transformers fall off when they fight" original concept, this needs adjustment to work IRL. (IMO)


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:45 PM

 

Archer came on during RiD, post-Transtech.  Transtech was all Draxhall-Jump.

Eh? I thought he had a hand in the Transmetals 2, like Megatron.

 

He did, but was in either Marvel or Star Wars immediately thereafter and didn't come back until later.  


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:45 PM

Much like the Armada "little Transformers fall off when they fight" original concept,

What?



#18 Spark

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:48 PM

The concept art for Armada before it was Armada was one big Transformer hitting another Transformer and the parts falling off were smaller Transformers.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:51 PM

I think the minicon concept supposedly came about when one of the Hasbro guys drew a pic of one bot hitting an other and armor flying off, and another designer mentioned something like "hey, it'd be cool if that piece of armor was a robot"

 

 

I like the idea of this. Like the other sketches like this we see, I think it's really more of a concept for a general shape and proportions of the design instead of a fully realized idea. I really miss how many radically different designs Megatron would have year to year, especially back in the UT days.



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:03 PM

 

 

Archer came on during RiD, post-Transtech.  Transtech was all Draxhall-Jump.

Eh? I thought he had a hand in the Transmetals 2, like Megatron.

 

He did, but was in either Marvel or Star Wars immediately thereafter and didn't come back until later.  

 

 

I'm pretty sure he did the color layout for RiD Bruticus, which seems to have been completed while it was still going to be a Beast Machines toy. Although maybe he worked across lines for a bit?