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@  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.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.


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#241 Rust

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 05:42 PM

Well, if the next Thor film (assuming we get one) does adapt JMS' post-Ragnarok storyline, then the mystery of Sif's whereabouts will serve as a vehicle for Thor's quest to rebuild Asgard on Earth and revive his people.

 

Though not sure how they're going to do the Loki angle of that story line like...at all...seeing as how MCU Loki has a lot different relationship with his brother now then Comics Thor and Loki did at that point (Can't speak to the current situation because JMS' first volume of Thor is literally the most recent Marvel book I've actually read and not simply followed via Wiki summary).



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Posted 30 April 2018 - 07:58 PM

I'm sure I'm going to catch hell for this, but...I didn't like it. Immigrant Song seemed incidental in the scenes it was featured it. It could have just as easily been any other hard rock/heavy mettle song and no body at all would've known the difference. The comedy beats totally wiped out any dramatic moment that was being built up every single time...to the point that there were no dramatic moments. The action scenes were the epitome of "looks at the pretty things our budget can give us." There was never any tension. The beginning battles were the typical "see our hero be badass by throwing around enemies like rag dolls" and "see our villain legitimize her threat on screen by throwing around enemies like rag dolls" tropes that is just so...tiresome. The music (apart from the afore mentioned incidental Immigrant Song) took me screaming back into 70's and 80's sci-fi films...and not the good ones.I could totally see through the black makeup and see Chris Hemsworh's eyelid where Thors eye was "missing." C'mon, people. CGI that shit! I never read War World. But that seemed completely disconnected from Ragnarok. It just seemed like some side mission that took way too long...kinda like the casino in Last Jedi.

Doctor Strange was a fun diversion though. Yay Benedict Cumberbatch!

But yeah, like I said, I know I'm gonna catch hell for it. But...not a fan.
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Posted 30 April 2018 - 09:18 PM

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 06:01 AM

Aaaaw! :(
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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:36 AM

ive got to teach you the proper way of shunning people corvus. its done like this:

 


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:31 PM

Yup! Somehow I knew this wasn't going to end well for me.


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 12:57 PM

its ok caldwin. even though youre incredibly and disturbingly wrong we sill love you :p


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 01:31 PM

its ok caldwin. even though youre incredibly and disturbingly wrong we sill love you :p

 

I did..it's touch and go right now, depending on his next course of action


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

<_<

 

Umm, I really liked the Doctor Strange part...

 

<_<

 

I'll be over there in the corner.


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 02:24 PM

Yeah you better be in that corner.  Losing your religion.

 

Ironbite-me?  I'll be in the spotlight looking for the remix to that scene with another awesome song.

 

ETA:

 

LOOK WHAT I FOUND!

 

http://junkee.com/th...rok-song/151079


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 10:17 PM

I think you made some valid points, Caldwin. Half of the stuff you said I basically disagree with, and the rest I'm like... well, I see where you're coming from but it worked for me.

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 11:23 AM

Oh man, the weird retro synth music was GREAT because this movie was SO WEIRD that it felt like a mashup of a Marvel movie and a bad 80s sci-fi movie. I LOVED that. 

 

And the fact that any drama was overshadowed by humor is what got me back into giving a crap about these movies. I was totally superheroed out until I tried Thor 3. It is my favorite movie. Like, of any movies. 


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Posted 04 May 2018 - 02:43 PM

I also loved the synth music. While I agree wtih Caldwin that it was highly reminiscent of a bunch of (terrible) 70s and 80s movies.... I kinda love irredeemable schlock from that period.



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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:14 AM

ETA:

 

LOOK WHAT I FOUND!

 

http://junkee.com/thor-ragnarok-song/151079

 

Embedding:

 


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:56 AM

Could use a bit of syncing with the song and what's going on, but that's a fantastic fight scene song there.  


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 11:04 AM

Thanks for the embedding. That was rather awesome. Now have someone do it for Infinity war too, hehe

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:33 PM

I don't recognize the song but it's really cool. I especially like the wolf scream timing, haha.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 08:39 PM

 

ETA:

 

LOOK WHAT I FOUND!

 

http://junkee.com/th...rok-song/151079

 

Embedding:

 

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One of my favorites songs synced to one of my favorite fight scene, that is awesome.


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 08:53 PM

tired: thor ragnarok fight scene with holding out for a hero
 
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