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@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  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".


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#1321 Locoman

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 12:21 PM

So are we going to go full Energon on this series on the wiki when it all wraps up?

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 12:34 PM

I think we should take it easy, wiki-wise.  Do a clinical write up, then add snark judiciously.  Although it probably does need a lot of "Windblade, exactly as you remember her from the G1 cartoon!" kind of stuff.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 12:41 PM

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 12:44 PM

 
And they talked about Megatron turning into a gun in this video when mere moments later they show footage from episode 4 of him turning into a tank. Ugh.


Well, a tank is just...a big gun with wheels, I guess? Or something...
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Posted 24 August 2016 - 01:42 PM

 

 
And they talked about Megatron turning into a gun in this video when mere moments later they show footage from episode 4 of him turning into a tank. Ugh.


Well, a tank is just...a big gun with wheels, I guess? Or something...

 

They emphasized how weird his size-changing from a giant robot to a tiny handheld weapon is. :rolleyes


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 01:46 PM

might be nice to have an article written without snark for a change. ..perhaps even become inspired by how horrible this show is, to de-snark the entire Wiki. 



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Posted 24 August 2016 - 01:49 PM

Hah, no.  Especially not on this subject.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 03:16 PM

I didn't watch it, who's the unlucky one?

Us.



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Posted 24 August 2016 - 03:52 PM

Windblade got her cheap shot in because Megatron was clearly winding down into, "Okay, I suppose I'll listen to what you have to say" mode.  Fight's over...oh wait, Out-Of-Character Lass needs to get in her cheap shot.

 

Personally, I found that to be the worst Megatron voice acting outside of a fan production, and the textures on the scenery gave me TF:Cybertron flashbacks to the crappy skins they used to try to make Primus and Unicron look huge and highly-detailed.

 

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#1330 Spark

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 03:57 PM

It's pretty in-character for this version's deranged Windblade, though.

 

Heh, a lot of Cybertron flashbacks lately, really.  At least Cybertron's framerate didn't suck, when it wasn't using still frames anyway.


Edited by Spark, 24 August 2016 - 04:01 PM.

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 04:22 PM

So for those who wisely resisted watching that piece of drek, but still want to know.

 

10 Maxima

9 Computron

8 Menasor

7 Victorion

6 Rodimus

5 Devastator

4 Starscream

3 Windblade

2 Megatron

1 Optimus

 

So of the top ten list, three are dead, two we technically haven't seen yet, and one is completely and utterly obvious. You'd think the Mistress of the Flame would at least take the ten spot for still being alive, even if she hasn't done anything so far.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 06:33 PM

When it got to Rodimus, I felt certain they were going to go into a "Har, Rodimus was LAME!" bit, but they actually didn't really talk about him at all.  Well, plenty of time for the actual show to do that, so I guess I'd better reserve my bile for a better time.



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Posted 24 August 2016 - 09:08 PM

That stroppy walk before she slaps Megatron. That random giggle.

 

They made Windblade a generic anime tsundere!

 

 

Lots of bad reads/scripting this time. Particularly "Ah, the speaker who became a killer" exchange. Yeah, Megatron, you're a famous tyrant. I'm pretty sure everyone got you were praising her killing, not her speaking.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 09:46 PM

"Megatron transforms into a laser gun"

Ummm... not here. :doh
 

Or Computron, who had like three lines and then died?


He was such a nerd... RIP.  :(
 

Personally, I found that to be the worst Megatron voice acting outside of a fan production
 
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To be fair, it's better than this:

Edited by D.M, 24 August 2016 - 10:06 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 12:09 AM

Or Computron, who had like three lines and then died?


What a nerd.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 03:13 PM

 

Well if that happened we would have no chance to survive, and we'd have to make our time.

Hey, we can't give up if we haven't even tried taking off every zig yet.

 

 

MOVE ZIG (move zig move zig move zig...)

 

 

 

"Megatron transforms into a laser gun"

Ummm... not here. :doh
 

Or Computron, who had like three lines and then died?


He was such a nerd... RIP.  :(
 

Personally, I found that to be the worst Megatron voice acting outside of a fan production
 
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To be fair, it's better than this:

 

 

It sounds like Taz is trying to voice Megatron. I half expect him to go, "Blahp bleb blab bloob tbbtbtbtbt!!" at any moment.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 04:20 PM

I really don't mind Megatron's voice since he's the only one who seems to not be trying to imitate an existing voice, where that applies anyway.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 05:18 PM

Yeah, I really quite liked Megatron's voice work, though it's a pity the facial animation didn't really match up to the enjoyable smarmy smugness.

Edited by Jalaguy, 25 August 2016 - 05:19 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 07:26 PM

Megatron's been the best part so far. Meanwhile, we've still got very few combiners in these Combiner Wars...

 

Really, this should have been called "Transformers: More Than Meets the Budget."

 

Stop-motion would probably have been a better, more affordable way to do this that would allow for all the Combiners to be used in some way. Hell, I'd take Robot Chicken mouths if it helped tighten things up in other places.

 

Incidentally, regarding Megatron being his G1 model, it looked sort of like the Devastation model to me. That is, as G1 as G1 can be, but for a few tiny bits -- aren't those the fenders, or whatever they'd be called on a tank, of his treads on his backside? Very downplayed, but still.

 

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 01:12 PM

I like this Megatron.





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