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@  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".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 12:11 PM

Also, Artstation wasn't in existence for most of those movies, and it's not like ILM guys were posting to DeviantArt.


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 12:24 PM

Especially since those are often based on the same earlier designs that the toys are, rather than having all of the details of the final models. Without a book like that, how many people are going to notice, for example, that the medieval promo art from one of the TLK teaser posters is actually engraved on Megatron's helmet?



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 05:24 AM

I just saw this movie and was blown away.

Having not even bothered with the last two Bay flicks, I reluctantly heeded suggestions to try this one out despite viewing the film series as a lost cause.

Little did I know what I was missing. The first two minutes alone were worth it. I only wish it could have been a hard reboot instead of a pseudo-prequel with some of the same trappings of the Bay films that always bothered me.

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 07:00 AM

My understanding is that it is considered a full reboot now; but I only just saw it myself so I haven't been keeping up. I could be mistaken.
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Posted 02 June 2019 - 07:59 AM

I imagine they avoided just enough contradictions that it could pass as a prequel, what with the complete absence of Megatron, etc.

I just hope they let Prime keep his design (including his mask).

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 08:32 AM

I'm pretty certain that, from everything that has been said and shown, that pre-Last Knight, this was 100% a prequel. Then The Last Knight failed spectacularly, so the idea of some level of reboot came up. Yet they were unwilling to to wholly commit to a hard reboot in case that failed too. So Bumblebee started leaning more and more into becoming a reboot, while still containing enough vague links to the previous films, so it could still function as a prequel.

Also, it really is clear that Knights honest-to-god love for the franchise, and growing up with G1, is why the designs and Cybertron are so retro. Watching the behind the scenes extras where the CG designers talk about how much they loved bringing the classic designs to life, is amazing.

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 09:08 AM

Somewhere back in this thread I think there's a link to the article where they've stated it's officially a reboot now. It didn't start that way, but since the movie did so well, they've made the call.
 
 
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Posted 02 June 2019 - 10:28 AM

Does it actualy matter if its a reboot or not? Those movies barely had continuity themselves -when they were meant to be- the same continuity.



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 12:10 PM

Only reason people seem to *need* clarification is so they can say Bay finally killed the films with his bullshit and they had to start over.


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 12:15 PM

Also I prefer not to have my hero be a murderer and war criminal in continuity.



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 12:39 PM

The extras insisting how G1 it is felt kinda desperate.

 

"Mainstream hates these movies now! You nerds are the only remaining audience! Look at all these shots of the G1 toys! Please support this movie, Bay scared the general audience away!"



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 01:06 PM

I never reslly got that impression, but YMMV.

Does it actualy matter if its a reboot or not? Those movies barely had continuity themselves -when they were meant to be- the same continuity.


I don't so much need it for that at all. You're right the Bay movies hardly had any real continuity between films. Still, officially saying they are going forward from Bumblebee fresh, with zero dangling threads from the others, would be nice.

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 02:01 PM

I really liked the G1 respect in the movie itself, I was just hoping for something a bit deeper in the extras.



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 05:28 PM

I agree with you there. The extras in general felt kinda rushed in places.

I wish there had been a commentary track.

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 06:30 PM

Does it actualy matter if its a reboot or not? Those movies barely had continuity themselves -when they were meant to be- the same continuity.


Considering that a desire to straddle that line is partly why Megatron wasn’t in the movie, then yeah, it matters.

(Not to say Megatron needed to be in the movie, just using it as a for-instance of compromise)

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 06:38 PM

 

Does it actualy matter if its a reboot or not? Those movies barely had continuity themselves -when they were meant to be- the same continuity.


Considering that a desire to straddle that line is partly why Megatron wasn’t in the movie, then yeah, it matters.

(Not to say Megatron needed to be in the movie, just using it as a for-instance of compromise)

 

 

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 07:10 PM

I agree with you there. The extras in general felt kinda rushed in places.

I wish there had been a commentary track.

If they'd really wanted to be cute they could've included a commentary track from Bumblebee.

(Like how Galaxy Quest had a Thermian Language option.)

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 08:41 PM

I agree with you there. The extras in general felt kinda rushed in places.

I wish there had been a commentary track.

If they'd really wanted to be cute they could've included a commentary track from Bumblebee.

(Like how Galaxy Quest had a Thermian Language option.)

Commentary by TLK Bumblebee and Bumblebee Bumblebee (the younger actor cast to play the same character in the prequel) having discussions in different audio clips.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:41 AM

Peter Cullen must be laughing all the way to bank and I hope he is.  I just wish they'd throw more love to Frank Welker on a consistent basis.



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Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:48 AM

Hasn't Welker had a consistently more active career since forever?



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