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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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#21 Locoman

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 06:50 PM

The Titans, for given value of "Transformer".

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 06:52 PM

How old is Arcee, anyway?

 

I mean, I feel like she was sometime before the Ark-1 launched off and Monstructor's creation.


 

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 06:59 PM

The wiki says that the whole... business with the gender-swapping was six million years ago, which would make her about Tailgate's age, I suppose?

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:00 PM

Eh, Arcee's still in a weird place since they haven't really revisited her origin since Furman left, but retconned away her Autobot symbols from Spotlight #12 and claimed she never joined until RID #18.



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Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:21 PM

Well, Arcee was a spark only for a while. It's not stated how long, but I'd figure a good while.

 

Also Kup and Alpha Trion apparently never/rarely upgrade themselves according to Spotlight: Kup.



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Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:28 PM

Well, Arcee was a spark only for a while. It's not stated how long, but I'd figure a good while.

 

Also Kup and Alpha Trion apparently never/rarely upgrade themselves according to Spotlight: Kup.

Wasn't Trion's thing that he updates himself all the time?  Or at least that's what Costa was going for between Ironhide and the Future issue?



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Posted 18 August 2016 - 09:30 PM

Eh, Arcee's still in a weird place since they haven't really revisited her origin since Furman left, but retconned away her Autobot symbols from Spotlight #12 and claimed she never joined until RID #18.

 

Galvatron sort of indicated a little while back that her gender was something that was restored to her, not grafted-on.



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Posted 18 August 2016 - 09:42 PM

I thought he meant Jhiaxus was "restoring" that to the Cybertronian race, not to Arcee.
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Posted 18 August 2016 - 10:09 PM

I thought he meant Jhiaxus was "restoring" that to the Cybertronian race, not to Arcee.


Yeah, that's what I thought he was saying there, too.

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:01 AM

Arcee is one of the best characters in IDW and yet has THE WORST origin... like uggggggghhhhhhhhhhh
I'm really glad it's mostly ignored these days

Also why is everyone saying stuff about the ocean in this thread? Like am I missing something?
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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:51 AM

Because all three pages are set in the ocean. 1 and 2 are underwater, 3 is on the surface.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 06:03 AM

Spluhhh, I can see *that*!

I meant this:

...Nice "ocean" there.

  

lol ocean


I don't get why this reaction to it : /
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Posted 19 August 2016 - 06:22 AM

Because instead of drawing the ocean, the artist has used a photo of the ocean.

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 09:44 AM

"The ocean? What ocean?"

 


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 11:13 AM

The wiki says that the whole... business with the gender-swapping was six million years ago, which would make her about Tailgate's age, I suppose?

 

Wow, that makes her and the Monstructor Six older than Rewind and most of the Lost Light crew. I had never thought of it that way before.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:20 PM

Because instead of drawing the ocean, the artist has used a photo of the ocean.


Edited and worked into his artwork... : /
I had a feeling it was that, but putting ocean in quotes confused me, since like it very much still reads as an ocean

Listen everyone, I get the Livio hate, believe me! (omg does he destroy good storytelling!) But using a real photo in a transformative way in comics and art in general is in no way new, uniquely Livio, or "lazy". I mean it might not be to everyone's liking, but like this just feels like picking on him unnecessarily... I actually thought it was pretty good looking here~

All that said plz IDW, much less Livio. Not Livio on every huge months long event. Plz.
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Posted 19 August 2016 - 05:19 PM

I didn't mind the whole ocean thing myself. It looks very effective! I'm actually enjoying the art style Livio's using here.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 11:59 AM

All that said plz IDW, much less Livio. Not Livio on every huge months long event. Plz.


I've mentioned this before, but my feeling is that IDW turns to Livio because he does all his own stunts (IE, they pay only him and not a colorist, etc.) and based on what I hear about his personality, he's nice and probably gets his work in on time. So given that economic reality, I doubt Livio is going anywhere - we can just hope that his art continues to improve. :)

 

(EDIT: And also, having re-read Megatron Origin recently, artists very much can improve)


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:19 PM

I honestly kinda wish we got to see more of Livio's pencils colored by someone else.

 

His commissioned stuff at cons is pretty fantastic.


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