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@  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".

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

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

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

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 05:24 PM

I guess I was more right than wrong about the entire Magical High Commission being involved back in Cornonation

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 07:43 PM

Aim: Something along the lines of, "Fine, I didn't want to help too!"
 
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Oh thank goodness! I thought he said "Fine, I didn't want two..."

Like, for a while there, I thought River and Moon were having a second child and he was fine if Star left the family already so there's only be one child to take care of. Yikes!

I was very happy to see Rhombulous again but I don't want the MHC to be all underhanded, especially not Heckapoo.

Btw, wiki said Heckapoo was created by Glossyrick (I still can't spell his name). She's not real real. Maybe she's really a candle flame whatever.

Oh, Janna having a carabao, a rooster and giant fork and spoon in her living room totally makes her Filipino, haha. Traditional Filipino ish.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 09:03 PM

If she's not real, then how did Heinous soul-suck her?  It was my understanding that Glossaryck created the high-commission, not it's members.


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 10:09 PM

Aim: Something along the lines of, "Fine, I didn't want to help too!"
 
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He said, "Fine, I didn't want a hug too!"

As he was sad Star hugged her mother but completely ignored her father.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:19 AM

Anybody else anxious for next sunday?


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:28 PM

Looking forward to the remaining 3 episodes.  I don't like how the last one is seemingly going to air a week after the others.  As it's apparent by the last episode that they meant to air them one after the other in a sequential order / "movie" format.  Since the last episode just kind of ended without any kind of clear ending.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:27 PM

Aim: Something along the lines of, "Fine, I didn't want to help too!"
 
---Dave

He said, "Fine, I didn't want a hug too!"

As he was sad Star hugged her mother but completely ignored her father.

Oh, that also makes sense. River is also wearing clothes again, haha

Oh something I forgot to say but the evil infected unicorns in the magic pool... Is it Toffee?!? I HOPE it's Toffee.

When I see the intro of Star again, I feel melancholic about how far she's gone. She must miss the times when things were simpler with a dumb bad guy like Ludo.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 07:31 AM

 

Oh something I forgot to say but the evil infected unicorns in the magic pool... Is it Toffee?!? I HOPE it's Toffee.

 

 

Not sure...

Immediately I knew that it was the result of Moon's visit, when she was half soul-sucked, but I didn't realize the full ramifications until chat on a Star FB page.

I'd thought that the 'residue' was from her getting blasted by Heinous.  It isn't.  That 'residue' was from the contract she made with Eclipsa to destroy Toffee.

Residue from a spell that 'can only destroy'.


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Posted 07 May 2019 - 08:22 AM

Yeah because the residue disappeared from Moon once she visited that area.


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Posted 07 May 2019 - 08:26 AM

So it's not Toffee... but Eclipsa's Magic's results?

(I've got to watch that Moon and the pool of magic ep again)

I can't believe it's almost over! This bites! The double dose of eps a week is too good, darn it.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:53 AM

These last two episodes were fantastic. Can't wait for the finale, but don't want to see it go.

I hope Daron Nefcy gets her wish and they make a movie at some point.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:33 AM

Missed out on the first airing on account of a late shift at work.  Fortunately it was on youtube, BUT I did have to go through 22 minute-long vids each.

Holy corn-muffins.  It has officially shot through and decimated the fan at this point.  They'd better have a one hour (or more) finale, because I doubt they can solve this in 30.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 05:54 PM

I thought the same, but everything I have seen says 22 minutes.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 09:44 PM

Missed out on the first airing on account of a late shift at work.  Fortunately it was on youtube, BUT I did have to go through 22 minute-long vids each.


Haha, that's exactly where I've been watching it, hehe. A minute each playlist.

Cripes, the first two episodes had jaw dropping endings.

Right Way - I couldn't believe last part (that spell!) but, darn, I kinda want the armor design not to have chicken thin legs.

Here Help - that talk. And that ending! Whyyyyyy?!

Pizza - in general but Mina's voice keeps underlying her menace. But I love her helicopter ness and her sword and SFX. The sparkle part, in the room? No way!

Tavern - I hope Star doesn't do what she says. I hate that idea. I hope we still get that Surprise.

Saw the 'next episode' preview. How the heck can they wrap it up?

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 10:12 PM

Amazing how relevant the season 1 episode "Mewnipendance Day" is to these final episodes. I rewatched it today remembering it had some telling of the Mewman and Monster war, but it's really eerie seeing what the Solarian Warriors were actually like.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:39 PM

Really hope they're not heading for an Amber Spyglass ending.

 

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 04:37 AM

Really hope they're not heading for an Amber Spyglass ending.

 

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Amber Spyglass?


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:24 AM

Really hope they're not heading for an Amber Spyglass ending.
 
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Amber Spyglass?

OMG, Globgore is going to die and Bearsuit River is going to eat his corpse to honour him because animals treat dead bodies as food?!

Kidding :) I'm pretty sure that happened in Amber Spyglass novel and not in Subtle Knife.

The dimensional scissors was a Subtle Knife reference but where there other literary references in Star Vs? I was actually amazed it was there. I thought at first that Star Vs would be parodying the Sailor Moon anime and/or Potter but then it got all monarchial and socio politicala and so, so awesome.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 10:11 AM

The resolution of the trilogy in Amber Spyglass is that to save all realities, there must be a total end to all dimensional travel and the young lovers who are the protagonists must never be able to meet again.  No more magic, no more wonder, just mere existence...a rather depressing metaphor for growing up.

 

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:35 PM

The resolution of the trilogy in Amber Spyglass is that to save all realities, there must be a total end to all dimensional travel and the young lovers who are the protagonists must never be able to meet again.  No more magic, no more wonder, just mere existence...a rather depressing metaphor for growing up.

 

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That would suck.  


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