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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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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:10 AM

As requested, a thread for discussion of the non-Transformers stuff in the IDW Hasbro shared universe. That is:

- G.I. Joe
- Micronauts
- Action Man
- Rom
- M.A.S.K.
- Jem and the Holograms (apparently)


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:24 AM


Lunatrix Alien Empire should appear. Also Robo-Joe.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:29 AM

Why DIDN'T Robo-Joe appear in Joe vs TF, huh? I mean all joking aside he was literally the embodiment of that book's themes!



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:30 AM

So, Micronauts, huh? Today's issue wasn't quite on the level of issue #3 (that last page, whoof), but it was still pretty good, IMO.
Meanwhile, in Action Man, Ian proves himself to be a bit of a knob.
 

Why DIDN'T Robo-Joe appear in Joe vs TF, huh? I mean all joking aside he was literally the embodiment of that book's themes!


Maybe he'll be in the annual.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 10:14 AM

Micronauts #4 thoughts:

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ROM #1 thoughts:

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:27 AM

Just read Rom. Can you imagine if Revolution hadn't been announced, and that last page was our first sign of it?
I appreciated Rom's hammy, comic-booky dialogue - it was silly and expositiony, but I like the idea that that's just how he talks all the time.
Nothing's really grabbed me so far, but maybe it'll be like Micronauts, where the second issue is a step up.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:54 AM

I'm just waiting for snake-person space knight, personally.

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Also, on the subject of Robo-Joe: he was clearly too subtle a character for Scioli to make use of!

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:21 PM

Rom, Snake-Knight?


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:24 PM

It occurs to me that the Jem comic is technically fair game in here since I think it got mentioned that's in-continuity too at the SDCC panel?

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:31 PM

I can't find where this was said, but I thought they made it sound somewhere like a Jem exists in this continuity, but not necessarily the one with her own comic going right now. I'm not sure.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:56 PM

Well whaddya know, I juts read Action Man #2 and he's got a poster of the IDW Misfits on his wall!

Also, John Barber has definitely never been to the Roman baths in Bath.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 01:06 PM

I think the idea is thus: 

 

From the perspective of the Revolution books, Jem exists. 

 

From Jem's perspective, none of the Revolution stuff exists. 

 

More or less. 



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:02 PM


Basically it's "We love JEM and she IS Hasbro so technically she's part of the shared universe and the other books will do little nods to her, BUT she's got her own great, popular, fun thing going that all our silly boy action-sci-fi crossover junk would do nothing but get in the way of and screw up, so her own book is gonna 100% ignore the others."

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:13 PM

I still want a Transformers crossover with Rosanna with the Holograms and Flip Sides with the Misfits!


 

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 07:17 AM

Just read Rom. Can you imagine if Revolution hadn't been announced, and that last page was our first sign of it?

 

I don't know if you meant that seriously or not, but 2000 AD pulled off two Judge Dredd crossovers without telling anyone in the last four years so IDW could certainly have at least done the same thing with the Hasbroverse. That would've been a laugh. There's seeing a press release that all these characters will be crossing over and then there's if #50 had the President announce Duke as her troubleshooter instead of Spike and we hadn't known until turning that page.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:52 AM

Why hasn't IDW ever crossed over Transformers with G.I. Joe before now?


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:56 AM

I... honestly can't tell if you're being serious.


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 01:06 PM

I think he means in the main comic.

 

In any case, what about Infestation? Are we to take it that it was a seperate G.I. Joe verse now? was it ever referred to in any of the ones we know are supposed to exist now in the IDW universe?


 

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 01:10 PM

Well, since we know the entirety of IDW's 'present day' Joe stories were set after Costa's run, we know the two Infestation tie-ins took place at different times, so just say two different incursions happened at different points. The wonky timeline thing wouldn't even be a retcon, the frozen mass of zombies Galvatron found in space was said to be there for centuries before he stumbled upon it.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 01:19 PM

In any case, what about Infestation? Are we to take it that it was a seperate G.I. Joe verse now? was it ever referred to in any of the ones we know are supposed to exist now in the IDW universe?

 

Britt just committed an apocalyptic faux pas by invading the same universe with zombies twice.

 

Otherwise, I guess it was just an issue of tone - IIRC, the 80's Joe comic authors indicated at several points that they weren't too keen on being made to cross their comics over with the Transformers ones, and IDW Joe is even more "realistic" than they were.


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