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@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  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.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:34 AM

http://www.weibo.com...nd1473335820139

 

Images are floating around of something that looks like it might be an official TakaraTomy Masterpiece Megatron 2.0 (like MP-10 was Convoy 2.0).

 

Details are very cartoon like and the proportions are nice.  Optional faces.  Lots of details on the lower legs and waist as well as the face make it seem possible to me.

 

This coming from someone who usually thinks the 3rd party Masterpiece are ugly abominations that don't look anything like Takara or Hasbro would produce. 

 

So I'm kind of hoping this is legitimate.

 

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:41 AM

That head seems very large.  The hands make me think it's probably something 3rd party, but the legs look like they've got a very similar design aesthetic to MP Shockwave, so it could be the real deal.  Hard telling.


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:43 AM

Got the Ironhide hipflaps going on too

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:44 AM

The crotch zigzags look pretty iffy.


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:49 AM

The gun being impossible to straighten seems like a strange oversight.

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:49 AM

The crotch zigzags look pretty iffy.

Yeah. Due to that I'm thinking it's a 3rd party.



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:52 AM

The gun being impossible to straighten seems like a strange oversight.

To be fair, finding kinks like that are what these prototypes are for. I wouldn't expect notes like that to be in English though, considering the altmode.


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:54 AM

Megatron's gun mode is attracted to men and there's nothing you can do about it.

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:55 AM

 

The gun being impossible to straighten seems like a strange oversight.

To be fair, finding kinks like that are what these prototypes are for. I wouldn't expect notes like that to be in English though, considering the altmode.

 

That's a good point.  I can't see Hasbro caring much about having input on a gun Megatron.


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:03 AM

The stock becomes a stand of sorts.

 

The notes being in English might be a standard for this type of thing.

 

I don't think that them being in English is more likely to point to 3rd party than an official thing.  As I'd think they'd be less likely to be in English if 3rd party.

 

Not that I am at all yet ready to believe this is anything other than a nice looking 3rd party effort.


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:07 AM

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:13 AM

The crotch zigzags look pretty iffy.

Yeah. Due to that I'm thinking it's a 3rd party.
Those are flaps, not just greebles. If they were solely decorative, I'd call them evidence for third party, but here I don't think so.

This looks really good. Hope it turns out to be Takara.

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:14 AM

The gun being impossible to straighten seems like a strange oversight.

To be fair, finding kinks like that are what these prototypes are for. I wouldn't expect notes like that to be in English though, considering the altmode.

That's a good point.  I can't see Hasbro caring much about having input on a gun Megatron.


Is it certain the notes are from the designers themselves and not the leakers?

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:27 AM

Got the Ironhide hipflaps going on too


Although in this case the hip flaps are actually on the animation model.

The crotch zigzags look pretty iffy.

Yeah. Due to that I'm thinking it's a 3rd party.

Those are flaps, not just greebles. If they were solely decorative, I'd call them evidence for third party, but here I don't think so.

This looks really good. Hope it turns out to be Takara.


Yeah, the actual sculpted detail is obsessively close to the animation model in a way that the third parties don't normally bother with. Between that and the face sculpt not being crap, I wouldn't be too apprehensive about putting my money on this being Takara.

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:28 AM

 

 

The crotch zigzags look pretty iffy.

Yeah. Due to that I'm thinking it's a 3rd party.
Those are flaps, not just greebles. If they were solely decorative, I'd call them evidence for third party, but here I don't think so.

This looks really good. Hope it turns out to be Takara.

 

Yeah they're definitely for either articulation or transformation.


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:55 AM

How common is it for 3rd party MPs to have the swappable faces gimmick that a lot of recent official MPs have?


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 11:14 AM

I don't want this to be official, because I don't want to sell my Legends/CW Megatron. :(

Plenty of stuff for you to do before a new Megatron, Takara!

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 11:15 AM

The gun being impossible to straighten seems like a strange oversight.


It's still in the prototype phase, and I'm sure Takara wouldn't leave it like that.


Personally, I like it but the designs do not look like the current MP designs, I mean that in a good way, but this looks more like Hasui's work. I mean it has greeblies, something the new guy just doesn't do unless it was in the animation.

Maybe it's an old design of Hasui's that he didn't finish before leaving? Or maybe it's a sign he might be coming back.

Either that or 3rd party. In which case I hope this still comes out eventually. Although those shoulders really remind me of the Maketoys shoulders & wonder if this might even be an early concept design of that final work.

How common is it for 3rd party MPs to have the swappable faces gimmick that a lot of recent official MPs have?

Just about as common as the official. Not every figure gets it, but enough do. 3rd party doesn't do accessories nearly as much, but it still happens.

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 11:18 AM

The pins in the hand have me skeptical. That's a lot of finger articulation which would be uncommon.

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 11:23 AM

I don't want this to be official, because I don't want to sell my Legends/CW Megatron. :(

Maybe it'll turn out to be crap!

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