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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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#81 Daith

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:56 PM

Yay Exiles?! Im not sure anyone at Marvel knows what to do with them at all anymore.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

Get out of town. Exiles is a concept that has been spectacular and also garbage, will be interesting to see where this ends up.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:01 PM

Get out of town. Exiles is a concept that has been spectacular and also garbage, will be interesting to see where this ends up.

 

Spectacular Garbage?


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:14 PM

I mean, not generally simultaneously. Generally. 


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:30 PM

Im not against Exiles coming back. I welcome the concept wholeheartedly. But Wolvy and run by Fury sr is not what I have in mind

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 06:50 AM

The good:

  • Saladin Ahmed
  • Blink
  • Ms. Cable

The bad:

  • Wolvie
  • Only one mutant/X-character, apparently?

The whatever:

  • Iron Lad

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:43 PM

 

The good:

  • Saladin Ahmed
  • Blink
  • Ms. Cable

The bad:

  • Wolvie
  • Only one mutant/X-character, apparently?

The whatever:

  • Iron Lad

 

 

Is Cable and his variations not an X-character?

 

And Blink?


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 03:26 PM

That's a version of Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel aka an Inhuman.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:59 PM

Maybe shes a mutant in this timestream.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:12 AM

 

 

The good:

  • Saladin Ahmed
  • Blink
  • Ms. Cable

The bad:

  • Wolvie
  • Only one mutant/X-character, apparently?

The whatever:

  • Iron Lad

 

 

Is Cable and his variations not an X-character?

 

And Blink?

 

Well, I was sort of counting Old Lady Kamala as "Ms Marvel as a loose homage to Cable", rather than a variant of him.

And I admit that I kind of... completely blanked out on Wolverine being an X-character, somehow. Probably because I don't care for Wolverine.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:15 AM

So America is being removed as a "Legacy" title with Marvel stating it "was incorrectly solicited as a Legacy title. This title is not a Legacy title."

Even though

-It was mentioned in the original Legacy announcement listings.

-It had a Legacy lenticular variant cover

-The book has had Legacy branding on it since issue #8

-The Editor on the book, Sarah Brunstad, said "While America doesn’t have the publishing history of a character like Captain America, she’s an important part of 'Legacy' for us because she represents core Marvel values,"

Speculation is this is a very half-assed attempt at making it so that it doesn't look like they're killing ANOTHER Legacy book six months after the relaunch. America is the last missing title from the March soliciations that hasn't been confirmed or denied as being canceled.

https://www.newsaram...cy-line-up.html

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:36 PM

I love it, it's like they were forced to include a version of Wolverine for marketing reasons, and so picked the most ridiculous possible version.

 

Edit: I'm also glad Blink is back in a version of her regular costume, I saw the redesign she had in Cable, jeez.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:16 PM

Gail Simone is doing a Domino book.

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https://news.marvel....teps-spotlight/

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 05:46 PM

I love it, it's like they were forced to include a version of Wolverine for marketing reasons, and so picked the most ridiculous possible version.

 

Edit: I'm also glad Blink is back in a version of her regular costume, I saw the redesign she had in Cable, jeez.

Well two different Blinks. The original Blink is the one running with Cable, while the AoA one will be the continuing Exiles character. Is it wrong to hope that Wolvy is just Morph and Marvel is just pulling a fast one on us.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:30 PM

So America is being removed as a "Legacy" title with Marvel stating it "was incorrectly solicited as a Legacy title. This title is not a Legacy title."

Speculation is this is a very half-assed attempt at making it so that it doesn't look like they're killing ANOTHER Legacy book six months after the relaunch. America is the last missing title from the March soliciations that hasn't been confirmed or denied as being canceled.

https://www.newsaram...cy-line-up.html

 
It's my understanding that the book was a darling of various critical circles (IIRC Comic Book Resources, Bleeding Cool, and the like), so even though all that admiration never translated into increased sales it's probably going to be very difficult for Cebulski to cancel it outright.

From a financial standpoint it makes sense to let it and the other under-performing titles go (more resources for other titles, less competition between Marvel's own titles, et cetra), but the minute it's officially cancelled there will likely be some very upset people. I can understand why Marvel would be cautious about finally lowering the boom.

 

Gail Simone is doing a Domino book.

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https://news.marvel....teps-spotlight/


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:51 PM


Domino = Meh.

Gail Simone = Cool.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:46 PM

Gail Simone is doing a Domino book.

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https://news.marvel....teps-spotlight/


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Alright Marvel... You have my attention.

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:04 PM

That is the worst looking pizza I've ever seen

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:18 AM

Also, Greg Land drew that cover?

I... I don't understand.
It's not terrible.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:58 AM

Also, Greg Land drew that cover?

I... I don't understand.
It's not terrible.

 

Someone else colored it.





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