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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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#3941 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:49 PM

One day I would love to hear Cullen do an SG Optimus Prime voice as M Sipher and Trent Troop envision.
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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:17 PM

 

Hey, whatever works. Prime Starscream is my favorite top-to-bottom interpretation of the idea of Starscream, so clearly several right things were done in the visual design and character development and certainly the casting.

 

It's so weird to remember Steve Blum can do things other than the Steve Blum Voice.

 

Heh, I remember when I thought David Lucas was his real name and Steve Blum was the fake name...  While I am still great at picking out anime (and animation, and many video game) voices, I remember being quite surprised back in the day when I found out that Steve did Guilmon from Digimon Tamers.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:39 AM

Hey, whatever works. Prime Starscream is my favorite top-to-bottom interpretation of the idea of Starscream, so clearly several right things were done in the visual design and character development and certainly the casting.

 
It's so weird to remember Steve Blum can do things other than the Steve Blum Voice.

It's always welcome whenever Steve Blum and/or voice directors remember it.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:05 AM

The problem with Blum is that hes typecast as Spike Spiegel. Sometimes directors want that badass as their hero so hes stuck doing that voice for the rest of eternity, and sometimes hes miscast.

I just wish directors would let him show his range more. His performance as Guilmon and the sincerity he put in that character made Digimon Tamers as good as it was.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:10 AM

I certainly never would have pegged the dub voice of Falcomon from Digimon Data Squad (Digimon Savers) as having been done by Steve. It's so far removed from any of his usual voices.


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Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:55 AM

The problem with Blum is that hes typecast as Spike Spiegel. Sometimes directors want that badass as their hero so hes stuck doing that voice for the rest of eternity, and sometimes hes miscast.

I just wish directors would let him show his range more. His performance as Guilmon and the sincerity he put in that character made Digimon Tamers as good as it was.

The worst case I ever encountered with this was when he was cast in the dub of Dynasty Warriors 5: he voiced three different roles, and all three used "Spike" as the starting point.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 08:44 AM

The PotP wave 1 legends are available for preorder from Amazon Canada :

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:03 PM

Off-topic, but I think Crispin Freeman is in the same boat as Steve Blum with voice director's wanting that same bad ass man voice all the time to the point where it's believed he's only capable of doing that one voice.

 

Then you realize he's Winston in Overwatch and that fake gay guy in Please Teacher, which both are very distinctly not that Alucard voice.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:25 PM

My favorite Steve Blum role is one of his earliest: voicing Tetsugyu in the first (yes, there's two) English dub of Giant Robo: The Animation, where he plays a stereotypical muscle-brained good-guy, and his attempt can only be described as 'Steve Blum doing his best Cookie Monster impression'.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:59 PM

Just found the legends, deluxe, Voyager assortment at Walmart.

Picked up Jazz Dreadwind Beachcomber and Slash.

I actually really like Starscream's proportions in person, and the wing greebles don't bother me, I almost picked him up but decided it would be wise to see which way Takara goes with him first.

Same thing with the dinobots, at any rate, in CW and TR taught me anything is that wave 1 will hang around forever so that gives me lots of elbow room

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:08 PM

Saw my first signs of these guys at Target - just a Jazz and the non-Slash Legends. Picked up Beachcomber (he's good), was pleasantly surprised by Windcharger (left him for later), and will probably not buy Jazz. 

 

Beachcomber uses Vector Prime to time travel and prevent mass-extinction events. So I guess Beachcomber is now, like, the most powerful Autobot.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:16 PM

So did Beachcomber prevent the death of the dinosaurs now?  Is he somehow the origin of Dinosaucers?


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:39 PM

MEANWHILE, IN THE PRESENT:

 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:42 PM

So did Beachcomber prevent the death of the dinosaurs now?

Oh, so he's the one to blame for orchestrating the insane finale of Power Rangers: Dino Super Charge.


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:44 PM

Well, I've got (card-wise) Amalgamous Beachcomber, Vector Slash, Alchemist Windcharger, and Alpha Trion Jazz.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:45 PM

Well, somebody really wants to make Beachcomber the most interesting transformer in the world.
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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:47 PM

Beachcomber uses Vector Prime to time travel and prevent mass-extinction events. 

 

Gosh. We may not have real fiction yet but someone's sure having fun with this. 


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:14 PM

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:34 PM

MEANWHILE, IN THE PRESENT:

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:03 PM

So is Beachcomber indirectly responsible for the Dinobots now, or???



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