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@  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.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.


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#1 Gizmoboy

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 07:41 AM

Keeping in mind that the images are CG rendering, the design is very G1 inspired in both vehicle and robot mode and attempts to make Devastator's leg look more G1 accurate than the Hasbro/Takara release.

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#2 Benbot

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:12 AM

Just remake the whole damn set already.



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Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:19 AM

This is the definition of unnecessary.



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Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:20 AM

Yeah, this is kinda neat I guess, but I really don't have a problem with the way that the Has/Tak Mixmaster is. 



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Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:44 AM

I have no need for this, but I like it a lot better than any clip-on cabs or Takara's weird approach.

If they really want to get some attention with a new leg for Devastator, they should do a leg version of Hook.

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:56 AM

at this point I feel like it's a "How anal can you be about g1 devastator"  kind of contest. 


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 10:09 AM

I'd be interested, but I'm already picking up two of the TakTom versions and won't have the funds for this guy.

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:50 PM

Depending on the price and the quality, I might pick this up.  Mixmaster was the only G1 Constructicon that I had as a child so I've got pretty strong nostalgic ties to the original design - enough that the Takara Version is still not "good enough" for me when it comes to that leg.

 

I'm not going to scramble to pre-order it, but it's definitely going into the consideration queue.



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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:54 PM

I might be interested in this, depending on how well it really fits with the rest of the set. 



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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:01 PM

I like the updated vehicle mode on Mixmaster, so this isn’t for me.

 

I see one of those (and only those) cement mixers every day, so it’s nice to have this type represented here.

 

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 07:38 PM

On the one hand, I really like this (ankle tilt!). On the other hand, I'm pretty happy with Devey as is (enough so that I cancelled my order for PE's new arms). 


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 07:53 PM

I can skip on this.


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:14 PM

i want someone to make a set of trumpets for them


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 11:32 PM

i want someone to make a set of trumpets for them


Ideal for figures that can't get their hands anywhere near their mouths!

Mixmaster is the worst piece out of the whole Devastator set. If this ends up being better as an individual and an equally functional leg, I will consider it.

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:08 AM

i want someone to make a set of trumpets for them


Ideal for figures that can't get their hands anywhere near their mouths!

Half of them don't even have mouths so I feel like that's kind of a moot point.

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:30 AM

i want someone to make a set of trumpets for them


Ideal for figures that can't get their hands anywhere near their mouths!

Half of them don't even have mouths so I feel like that's kind of a moot point.

Didn't stop them in the Movie.

#17 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 11:32 AM

i want someone to make a set of trumpets for them


Ideal for figures that can't get their hands anywhere near their mouths!

Half of them don't even have mouths so I feel like that's kind of a moot point.

Didn't stop them in the Movie.

That's kind of what I was going for, actually. Not having mouths at all wasn't a problem, so not being able to hold them up to their mouths shouldn't be a problem either.

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#18 CORVUS

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Posted 24 July 2015 - 03:14 PM

Yeah, no, I don't need this at all.


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Posted 25 July 2015 - 03:03 AM

at this point I feel like it's a "How anal can you be about g1 devastator"  kind of contest. 

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 07:35 PM

Our friends at Weibo.com have posted new pictures of Dr. Wu's Devastator upgrade remold of Mixmaster, which he is naming Vigorous Mixer.

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