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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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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:19 PM

Hmmm, all of those sound like fun. I'm looking forward to trying them.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:43 PM

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:44 PM

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 

I'd rather hope that it's good first.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:46 PM

 

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 

I'd rather hope that it's good first.

 

 

Well, yeah, that too :p



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:58 PM

I don't think I could take another "Voltron Force"...


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:59 PM

I really loved the design work that went into thd previous Voltron toon from a few years back. But annoying kids and a cheapass animation company really held it down.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 02:03 PM

I really loved the design work that went into thd previous Voltron toon from a few years back. But annoying kids and a cheapass animation company really held it down.

Plus the fact that there was NO way the combination schemes presented could work as toys.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 02:26 PM

Yeah, the story and animation was kind of 'meh', but I always thought this looked cool, and would have picked it up had it been available:

 

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 03:58 PM

I really loved the design work that went into thd previous Voltron toon from a few years back. But annoying kids and a cheapass animation company really held it down.

Plus the fact that there was NO way the combination schemes presented could work as toys.

They could've fudged around with the proportions, like with the Deluxe Fall of Cybertron Combaticons.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:25 PM

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 
I'd rather hope that it's good first.

People have been waiting for a good Voltron since 1984.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:45 PM

Why does Voltron keep coming back?

 

It sucked in the 80s and it still sucks now!


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:50 PM

cause giant robots from space who turn into stuff makes lots of money



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:53 PM

 

 

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 
I'd rather hope that it's good first.

 

People have been waiting for a good Voltron since 1984.

 

 

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:04 PM

Is there any "need" for Voltron after 25 years of Power Rangers? The whole reason why all 5 or whatever Voltron revivals have been awful and died in a year and why this one will too is that they can never change anything about the character design or concept or else it will just BE Power Rangers.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:14 PM

Is there any "need" for Voltron after 25 years of Power Rangers? The whole reason why all 5 or whatever Voltron revivals have been awful and died in a year and why this one will too is that they can never change anything about the character design or concept or else it will just BE Power Rangers.

 

Well considering it was the second animated Sentai (Gatchaman being the first), of course its gonna be like Sentai, which Power Rangers is adapted from. An animated series, handled by a good team could end up having fun with the tropes of the genre.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:22 PM

Nostalgia always helps and Voltron is still beloved by quite a few. It was our Power Rangers before there was Power Rangers. That said though the thing that limits it is sticking to the same old formula which doesn't always have to be the case in animation.

 

Say what you will about Voltron Force but they did at least change Locales and had some plot outside of some random monsters sent by the Drule comes to the planet. And I think there could of been ways to pull off the VF multi Lion middle play pattern. Pretty much boils down to buying the original configuration which would come with and Extra Arm/leg version of the Black lion and sell the main body version of the rest separately which would come with the corresponding Voltron weaponry.

 

But hopefully they stray from the kid characters and try to make it enjoyable for past and new viewers alike.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:55 PM

I had forgotten the other Voltron attempts


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:55 PM

Well considering it was the second animated Sentai (Gatchaman being the first), of course its gonna be like Sentai, which Power Rangers is adapted from. An animated series, handled by a good team could end up having fun with the tropes of the genre.


Wait, do you mean "Sentai" as in "team of people with different colored bodysuits" or that specific long-running show/franchise (that Gatchaman predates)? 


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:06 PM

 

Well considering it was the second animated Sentai (Gatchaman being the first), of course its gonna be like Sentai, which Power Rangers is adapted from. An animated series, handled by a good team could end up having fun with the tropes of the genre.


Wait, do you mean "Sentai" as in "team of people with different colored bodysuits" or that specific long-running show/franchise (that Gatchaman predates)? 

 

 

While the Live action series has that specific title of Sentai, part of it, iirc, got off the grounds due to Gatchamen: a series about 5 young people given the ability to change into multi-colored costumed super heroes, who fight a vast evil army and even deal with giant monsters with powerful vehicles. Sentai even tends to follow the same naming rhetoric that 'Science Ninja Team Gatchaman' had. So yeah, even if it predates the genre, it's still a Sentai series as it laid out alot of the ideas and tropes we're still seeing nowadays.


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