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@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  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.


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#1401 Chris McFeely

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:54 PM

Jokes aside, the sound design is appalling and is only getting worse.



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:58 PM

Megatron is the Raul Julia of this series.  He's the only one who seems to be aware that he's featuring in a train wreck and has just decided to have some fun and enjoy the ham.

 

EACH MEGATRON DOLLAR WILL BE WORTH FIVE SHANIX, FOR THAT IS THE EXCHANGE RATE THAT THE BANK OF IACON WILL IMPLEMENT WHEN I KIDNAP EMIRATE XAARON


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#1403 Dracula

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:00 PM

Jokes aside, the sound design is appalling and is only getting worse.

 

I think they chose a bunch of stock machine noises and played them through a desk fan.


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:03 PM

A wild DEVASTATOR appears!

DEVASTATOR uses DISMEMBER

It's super effective!

He was also super quiet to somehow get underneath the building and surprise everyone, did Megatron on their way to the building say to OP "I just got to go and make a quick phone call, I'll be right back in a nano second?" (goes off and calls Scrapper and has him and his team do some digging!)


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:07 PM

 

 

 

-God, how I hate noble Starscream. It's pure fanwank trash.


Hate on this version of SS all you want but I don't get how it's fanwank.
 
Fanwank would have been him repeating lines verbatim from TF:TM or the G1 'toon, since those are the fans that Hasbro is supposedly wanking with this production.

 

Making irredeemable villain (who was villainous on his own, no dark side spell of any sort to be broken) into a noble hero is fanwank.

 

...what do you think "fanwank" means? :???

 

Crap that makes perfect sense only to fanboys/fangirls.
 



#1406 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:10 PM

GET TO THE COMBINERS BEATING THE CRAP OUT OF EACH OTHER!


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#1407 Walky

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:10 PM

and calling each other nerds



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:14 PM

Jokes aside, the sound design is appalling and is only getting worse.

as long as we don't return to Menasor level appalling, its fine by me.


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#1409 Locoman

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:15 PM

TRANSFORMERS: COMBINER NAME-CALLING CONTESTS

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:16 PM

Crap that makes perfect sense only to fanboys/fangirls.


But this particular thing doesn't.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:17 PM

 

Megatron is the Raul Julia of this series.  He's the only one who seems to be aware that he's featuring in a train wreck and has just decided to have some fun and enjoy the ham.

EACH MEGATRON DOLLAR WILL BE WORTH FIVE SHANIX, FOR THAT IS THE EXCHANGE RATE THAT THE BANK OF IACON WILL IMPLEMENT WHEN I KIDNAP EMIRATE XAARON

For that to happen, we need Hasbro to remember that Emirate Xaaron actually exists. Even James Roberts and Nick Roche don't care for him and they were Marvel UK fans!


Edited by Bass X0, 30 August 2016 - 01:20 PM.

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#1412 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:25 PM

-God, how I hate noble Starscream. It's pure fanwank trash.


Hate on this version of SS all you want but I don't get how it's fanwank.
 
Fanwank would have been him repeating lines verbatim from TF:TM or the G1 'toon, since those are the fans that Hasbro is supposedly wanking with this production.

Making irredeemable villain (who was villainous on his own, no dark side spell of any sort to be broken) into a noble hero is fanwank.

...what do you think "fanwank" means? :???

Crap that makes perfect sense only to fanboys/fangirls.

So literally the exact opposite of this situation, where only someone familiar with Starscream's (assumed) history would see a problem in the first place.

(I am also pretty sure that isn't at all what "fanwank" means but I have learned my lesson about expecting people to go by the actual meanings of words.)

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:26 PM

Got a few genuine laughs out of that.

 

O-oh wait, it's not supposed to be a comedy? Still, hilarious.

 

Good thing for Prime and co that literally no-one else lives on Cybertron to oppose them!



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:32 PM

GET TO THE COMBINERS BEATING THE CRAP OUT OF EACH OTHER!

 

Maybe next week or the week after we "might" have Devestator vs Victorion! I want to know, exactly how does one kill a combiner, shouldn't the death of the central bot trigger a release and let the other bots go?


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:32 PM

I kind of want the writers to justify the lack of everybody else on Cybertron as "Combiners done killed everyone and the ones that didn't got turned into more permanently combined Combiners.  Long story short, Windblade killed everyone ever."

 

Actually, considering this series' premise of permanently-combined-into-a-single-being-Combiners-as-a-new-race, it would have been a much more interesting story if Windblade were trying to figure out how to de-combine everyone instead of just outright kill them all.


Edited by Spark, 30 August 2016 - 01:35 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:33 PM

 

 

 

 

 

-God, how I hate noble Starscream. It's pure fanwank trash.


Hate on this version of SS all you want but I don't get how it's fanwank.
 
Fanwank would have been him repeating lines verbatim from TF:TM or the G1 'toon, since those are the fans that Hasbro is supposedly wanking with this production.

 

Making irredeemable villain (who was villainous on his own, no dark side spell of any sort to be broken) into a noble hero is fanwank.

 

...what do you think "fanwank" means? :???

 

Crap that makes perfect sense only to fanboys/fangirls.

 

So literally the exact opposite of this situation, where only someone familiar with Starscream's (assumed) history would see a problem in the first place.

(I am also pretty sure that isn't at all what "fanwank" means but I have learned my lesson about expecting people to go by the actual meanings of words.)

 

Then pray tell what the correct term is for fans who write and love awful fanfiction.



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:36 PM

Actually, considering this series' premise of permanently-combined-into-a-single-being-Combiners-as-a-new-race, it would have been a much more interesting story if Windblade were trying to figure out how to de-combine everyone instead of just outright kill them all.

 

that would more episodes than they have and it wouldve been way too much work. hack and slash is both easier and stress relieving! 


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:36 PM

Then pray tell what the correct term is for fans who write and love awful fanfiction.


You're the one writing fanfiction about other people's opinions.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 30 August 2016 - 01:36 PM.


#1419 Locoman

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:36 PM

I kind of want the writers to justify the lack of everybody else on Cybertron as "Combiners done killed everyone and the ones that didn't got turned into more permanently combined Combiners.  Long story short, Windblade killed everyone ever."
 
Actually, considering this series' premise of permanently-combined-into-a-single-being-Combiners-as-a-new-race, it would have been a much more interesting story if Windblade were trying to figure out how to de-combine everyone instead of just outright kill them all.


But that wouldn't be MATURE and EDGY!

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:38 PM

 

Actually, considering this series' premise of permanently-combined-into-a-single-being-Combiners-as-a-new-race, it would have been a much more interesting story if Windblade were trying to figure out how to de-combine everyone instead of just outright kill them all.

 

that would more episodes than they have and it wouldve been way too much work. hack and slash is both easier and stress relieving! 

 

They've wasted half their running time on basically two minutes worth of story, so they could fit it in.  Makes Windblade sympathetic, you could write it as Optimus having made the original decision to use the Enigma to explain why he's in exile now AND give him a better motive for rushing to stop the council, and keep Megatron exactly the same.


Edited by Spark, 30 August 2016 - 01:39 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.



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