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@  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.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:56 AM

Scourge is awful. Alpha Trion and Mindwipe are cool however. Hope Chromedome has a body more based on his new comic version's detailing than the old toy.



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:57 AM

Yeah, who will tampograph G1 sticker detail onto Generations figures now?


Hasbro will, as it turns out.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:59 AM

Scourge is awful. Alpha Trion and Mindwipe are cool however. Hope Chromedome has a body more based on his new comic version's detailing than the old toy.


I wouldn't call the Scourge awful myself, just kinda dull. Noticeable more so than the last one.

I kinda hope the opposite for Chromedome. The Fun Pub version scratched that itch successfully for me. I'd love one more with a classic G1 vibe.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:00 AM

Trion looks all jacked. I hope they use his mold for one of the other Thirteen guys.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 27 January 2016 - 07:01 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:01 AM

So is it weird that I saw Gigatron instead of Alpha Trion when the pictures loaded?
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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:01 AM

Whilst I am pleased that the new titanmaster Chromedome is based on his IDW self more than his G1 version, reading back through that topic makes me realise that this is likely the reason Hasbro dropped HunterPR.

 

Which is a shame.



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:06 AM

Meaning, you think these leaks came from Hunter (or that Hasbro decided they did, weeks ago)?

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:07 AM

The fact that these are deco sheets surely suggest that these particular Leaks originate from the factories, no?

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:09 AM

Discussed as a possibility by the leaker here. (look back and forward through the pages, all of the leaks in that topic come from this guy)

 

The deco sheet thing makes sense, though.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:12 AM

 

Scourge is awful. Alpha Trion and Mindwipe are cool however. Hope Chromedome has a body more based on his new comic version's detailing than the old toy.


I wouldn't call the Scourge awful myself, just kinda dull. Noticeable more so than the last one.

I kinda hope the opposite for Chromedome. The Fun Pub version scratched that itch successfully for me. I'd love one more with a classic G1 vibe.


-ZacWilliam, he's a must buy for me either way though, as that was a favorite toy of mine way back then...

 

 

I would definitely call it awful. The sculpt is genuinely ugly and the transformation seems to be as boring as humanly possible. 

 

Something like this just has zero value to me. I mean jesus look at those wings. They didn't even try to get a good silhouette out of that, they're just hard rectangle shapes floating on his back above the waste resembling more some kind of tiny cape than anything else. CW toys had to transform into 4 different modes with a huge connect in their chest and still managed to atleast have good dynamic shapes.

 

On Chromedome's case, I find his G1 toy's body design to be kind of generic and nondescript in the worst way, giving him those same boring proportions and shapes would would be a easy way to turn me off, so if they atleast used proportions more akin to the IDW design I'd already be happier.


Edited by Boomhauer, 27 January 2016 - 07:13 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:15 AM

That Alpha Trion can't be a Hasbro product... it's got too much color. And I'm not trying to be facetious, they just don't use that much paint anymore.

 

Edit: I'll be extremely happy to be proven wrong.


Edited by MightyMegs, 27 January 2016 - 07:17 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:15 AM

 

I would definitely call it awful. The sculpt is genuinely ugly and the transformation seems to be as boring as humanly possible. 

 

Something like this just has zero value to me. I mean jesus look at those wings. They didn't even try to get a good silhouette out of that, they're just hard rectangle shapes floating on his back above the waste resembling more some kind of tiny cape than anything else. 

 

 

So, an articulated version of his G1 toy. Par for the course for the current design team, it seems.



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:22 AM

That Alpha Trion can't be a Hasbro product... it's got too much color. And I'm not trying to be facetious, they just don't use that much paint anymore.
 
Edit: I'll be extremely happy to be proven wrong.


I think it's his card art - the equivalent of this.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:24 AM

Trion looks incredible, Chromedome looks decent, Mindwipe looks interesting, Scourge looks horrible but I'd buy it as Thunderblast.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:27 AM

 

That Alpha Trion can't be a Hasbro product... it's got too much color. And I'm not trying to be facetious, they just don't use that much paint anymore.
 
Edit: I'll be extremely happy to be proven wrong.


I think it's his card art - the equivalent of this.

 

From Primes art I can tell it's just going to be solid slabs of different color plastic. The Alpha pic/art shows very distinct and different colors on the chest shoulders and pelvis... I don't know how you could do that without paint.



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:29 AM

Funny I don't see that as Alpha Trion, but BWII Galvatron instead....



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:31 AM

Scourge and Blurr make me kind of afraid to see the Hot Rod update as I no longer expect it to be a great improvement over the weak Classics mold, rather a poor attempt at incorporating a headmaster into g1 animation design. I wouldn't mind if it was heavily toy influenced as HotRod was by far the best looking of the movie toys, but I doubt it.

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:33 AM

Funny I don't see that as Alpha Trion, but BWII Galvatron instead....

 

My initial assumption was RID Megatron. Which would be amazing.


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:35 AM

I'm fully amused that Scourge has chair-gun. So you can stick his head guy in his gun hole and still sorta have a Targetmaster...



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Posted 27 January 2016 - 07:50 AM

So you can stick his head guy in his gun hole

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