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@  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.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:34 PM

Big Boys Come To Play in TRANSFORMERS COMBINER WARS Crossover

Newsarma interviews Barber and Scott about the spring 2015 Combiner Wars Generations tie-in event, including some story tidbits.

Perhaps most interesting, though, is that RID is dropping the subtitle to become just (The) Transformers, and the Windblade sequel, previously announced as 'Windblade Returns', is going to be a full ongoing titled just 'Windblade'.

It's almost like IDW is trying to be deliberately confusing with names...

Edited by Jalaguy, 13 August 2014 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:42 PM

It's almost like IDW is trying to be deliberately confusing with names...

Well, considering Hasbro's naming conventions of late...


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:58 PM

Man, the cartoon didn't even occur to me. I guess the comic getting renamed was inevitable.

Personally, I'd have just given RID a different subtitle. Promoting it to "main" title feels weird considering MTMTE and RID's history as sister books.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 01:15 PM

I had no idea Scourge and Bludgeon could combine into Devastator. 



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 01:17 PM

Huh?


 

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

I'm so tired of seeing Livio Ramondelli's name come up. His style is SO not for me....

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 01:35 PM

Man, the cartoon didn't even occur to me. I guess the comic getting renamed was inevitable.

Personally, I'd have just given RID a different subtitle. Promoting it to "main" title feels weird considering MTMTE and RID's history as sister books.

 

Yeah, although I suppose with RiD having Optimus and some other well-known bots fighting Decepticons on Earth, there's a good chance it was going to be perceived as the "main" book anyway.  (And I guess we could argue this maybe puts Windblade on even footing with MTMTE, at least...)

 

 

 

I had no idea Scourge and Bludgeon could combine into Devastator. 

 

 

Huh?

 

RiD (2001) joke, based on the mistaken reference to "Destructicons" at the beginning.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

Ohhhhhhhhh.

 

Now it makes sense.


 

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

This is perhaps a random thought, but I really want the comics to keep referring to the Superion.

It sounds cooler, like the Batman.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

"I'm the Superion, bitch."


 

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 02:04 PM

He can hang out with the Waspinator.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 02:18 PM

"Bird-boy dense? Bird-boy stupid or something? Who the hell Bird-boy think Wazzpinator izz? Wazzpinator izz goddamn Wazzpinator!"

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 05:06 PM

I suppose with RiD having Optimus and some other well-known bots fighting Decepticons on Earth, there's a good chance it was going to be perceived as the "main" book anyway.

Viewed from the outside, RiDW's always been the "main" book. It had Cybertron - and now Earth - along with most of the Autobots and all of the Decepticons people remember. And its plotlines dominated the crossover.

MtMtE's the wacky "try something a bit different" spin-off type book.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:13 PM

Weird. Explains a lot, like the characters shoved into RiD for toys, but weird, particularly considering things like MtMtE guys getting their own new toys. Any circulation figures available on them?


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 14 August 2014 - 04:19 AM

Weird. Explains a lot, like the characters shoved into RiD for toys, but weird, particularly considering things like MtMtE guys getting their own new toys. Any circulation figures available on them?


IIRC, MTMTE and RID both hovered at around 10,000 an issue, at least prior to Dark Cybertron. Not sure how it stands after the post-DC "relaunch".

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:01 AM

Suppose the Stentarians will play into this, as will Jhiaxus, Swindle, Banzaitron and maybe D void who did something to the Decepticons that concerned none of them.

 

They have Monstructor (in pieces), Superion (fused maybe stuck) and Devastator an active part of the Autobots, Combiner wars may bring Predaking, Bruticus, Computron, Abominus, Raiden, Road Caesar, Liokaiser or Landcross to the series.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:19 AM

Wouldn't be much of a war if they only had several soldiers on each side. Pull more combiners from the Powercore line! Or even the all new Kreon combiners, hehe. Lazerbolt/Icebolt and Volcanicon and Obsidian/Flamewing are kinda cool.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:38 AM

 

Weird. Explains a lot, like the characters shoved into RiD for toys, but weird, particularly considering things like MtMtE guys getting their own new toys. Any circulation figures available on them?


IIRC, MTMTE and RID both hovered at around 10,000 an issue, at least prior to Dark Cybertron. Not sure how it stands after the post-DC "relaunch".

 

 

From the July stats at ICV2:

 

TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #1 23,009

TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #31 10,063

TRANSFORMERS WINDBLADE #4 9,103

TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #31 8,706

 

Edited to add: What's really interesting about those numbers is that MTMTE and Windblade are both trending upward, which is pretty rare, while RiD is trending down.  So maybe it needs the help from being marketed as the "main" book!


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:24 AM

Suppose the Stentarians will play into this, as will Jhiaxus, Swindle, Banzaitron and maybe D void who did something to the Decepticons that concerned none of them.

 

They have Monstructor (in pieces), Superion (fused maybe stuck) and Devastator an active part of the Autobots, Combiner wars may bring Predaking, Bruticus, Computron, Abominus, Raiden, Road Caesar, Liokaiser or Landcross to the series.

Aren't most of the Technobots dead?




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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:32 AM

Please, it's obvious that they'll use this event to introduce a combiner that really represents the new factionless Cybertron - Big Rescue Force.
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