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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 - 06:09 PM

I just find it weird as your posts sound like you're using "Sentai" as a genre and the specific show interchangeably.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:23 PM

I just find it weird as your posts sound like you're using "Sentai" as a genre and the specific show interchangeably.

 

Well generally... that is the case. There are very few Sentai (genre) shows that aren't part of the actual Sentai Franchise. So it's not that easy to refer to the 'Sentai Genre' (Multcolored team of heroes with mecha/large vehicles) without referring to the franchise that gave it that name. 


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:43 PM

DreamWorks is making a Voltron reboot?  I can imagine Po taking on the role of Hunk and Astrid taking the role of Allura, and Marty in the role of Lance.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:04 PM

Super Sentai.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:06 PM

About time they finally confirmed it.

 

Katzenberg talked about it last year around the time of the Hasbro buy hoopla and I've been waiting for more information since.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:12 PM

If Combiner Wars can have robots with robot/vehicle/arm/leg modes, I'm sure a decent toy company could have come up with Voltron lions with lion/limb/torso modes that were decent if not show proportion accurate.

 

I did like the VF Voltron design, wasn't it done by EJ Su from the early IDW Transformers comics?


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:16 PM

It can't get any worse than Voltron Force, can it?


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:47 PM

It can't get any worse than Voltron Force, can it?

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:08 AM

I think Voltron has stronger Geewunner mentality in the fanbase than transformers ever will. :rolleyes



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:19 AM

I for one liked VF and the idea of the different lions forming the head for different powers and skills.  The kids, yes, it was annoying.  Like it was stated as well I liked the fact that we got more than just a robeast attacking the planet, form blazing sword, game over.  I hope they just reboot the franchise and bring back Sven.  



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 04:50 AM

Yeah.. Hate to say it.. but I liked the corrupt government angle of VF.

 

And I wouldn't necessarily mind a new generation of pilots, just handle it a bit better is all.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:04 AM

I only liked the vehicle one.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:00 PM

I don't care for the vehicle one, but I appreciate that it exists and hope a new series makes some use of it. Voltron is not just a butchered Golion. There is that other part that, like it or not, shouldn't be left out. Voltron is both shows woven together into one universe, and it's epic. Note: I by no means think "epic" means "well done". It's not well done. But they tried, and it's a concept that could be done well if planned out from the beginning instead of trying to make it work using existing animation from unrelated shows. A Voltron reboot done from scratch is not a bad idea.

 

Voltron Force, however, was bad.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:26 PM

Remember the Voltron that was 3 robots sitting on each other?

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:11 PM

I remember watching the original Voltron back in the 80's, but I don't remember much about the story aside from 5 robot lions combining into Voltron to victoriously slice a robeast in half for pretty much every episode.

 

Never really got into the later reboots.  I wasn't aware that a vehicle one existed, though.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:23 PM

Remember the Voltron that was 3 robots sitting on each other?

 

I remember seeing it in stores and thinking it was the dumbest thing I ever saw, especially compared to the other two.



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Posted 06 January 2016 - 03:25 PM

God Sigma would have been a much better Voltron II than the one we got.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 06:32 PM

I don't care for the vehicle one, but I appreciate that it exists and hope a new series makes some use of it. Voltron is not just a butchered Golion.

 

It still kinda is because the only thing it takes from the original shows is footage. The guys who added new dialogue had no idea what the original japanese dialogue was and just made up their own show, essentially. It's a total hackjob.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:32 PM

Thanks for agreeing with me? My very point is that they made up their show. Voltron is not is not a Golion dub and was never presented as such. It's footage taken from two different shows, and it is not just stitched together back to back. There's Dairugger footage mixed in with the Golion stuff. It's a new plot with a grander scope than either original show had on its own. And then they made some original episodes for good measure, and the crossover.

 

What I'm saying is, if a Voltron reboot focuses solely on the Golion portion then it's missing out on what makes Voltron Voltron. It needs that grander scope that comes with having the vehicle Voltron stuff happening in the same universe.


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Posted 06 January 2016 - 08:51 PM

I enjoyed Voltron as a kid, but I don't think a straight modernization would be great. Give me something Venture Bros esque. Simultaniouly lampoon and embrace the genre staples. The original pilots and lions are outdated by younger hipper pilots, and a newer more powerful robot. Maybe do a jurassic world style homage/not quite a reboot thing. Eventually the new Voltron force gets in over there heads and the og team blazing swords the jive out of something leaving the new guys stunned.
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