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@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  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.


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#101 Internet Jesus

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 12:54 PM

Pre-tracing Greg Land was actually good. Looks like he just did the face. Plus colors like Liam said.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:13 PM

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#103 Zodberg

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:34 PM

Greg Land always traced, but it just wasn't so obvious. For a book that's more than likely just made to piggyback on movie hype he makes sense. The colorist on that image looks like it has FDGs distinct shine, good choice.
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:51 AM

and here's artist Jon Malin completely failing to understand the X-Men. among other things.

 


X-Men are closer to Jews in SJW Hitler's Germany fighting for freedom because they see ideologues rising, silencing them, weaponizing hate, racism and socialism against the people they claim are the root of social ills. SJWs are not Nazis but Nazis are SJWs and X-MEN aren't SJWs.

 

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:59 AM

I'm sorry but...WHAT?!



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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:44 AM

I know those words but that phrase made no sense to me.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:20 PM

X-Men are literally the Social Justice Warriors.  Like, in every sense and meaning of those words.  Uh...


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:19 AM

 

and here's artist Jon Malin completely failing to understand the X-Men. among other things.

 

 


X-Men are closer to Jews in SJW Hitler's Germany fighting for freedom because they see ideologues rising, silencing them, weaponizing hate, racism and socialism against the people they claim are the root of social ills. SJWs are not Nazis but Nazis are SJWs and X-MEN aren't SJWs.

 

https://twitter.com/...246168736444421

 

 

 

forget the X-Men, I'm not convinced this guy understands English.



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:52 AM

I think I lost an IQ point reading that.
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

and here's artist Jon Malin completely failing to understand the X-Men. among other things.
 

X-Men are closer to Jews in SJW Hitler's Germany fighting for freedom because they see ideologues rising, silencing them, weaponizing hate, racism and socialism against the people they claim are the root of social ills. SJWs are not Nazis but Nazis are SJWs and X-MEN aren't SJWs.
 
https://twitter.com/...246168736444421
 

Dude liked a video of Ethan Van Sciver parody drawing male versions of female super heroes with terrible commentary.

The thing about these types is theyll say SJWs ruined everything but wont use specific examples, so they can sound vague enough that some ppl wont find them completely terrible and say hey its just my opinion man!

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 11:16 AM

aw jeez

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 12:53 PM

It's what I was expecting, it's what you get Bendis to do! Plus in the past year he's managed to pull off the two-book format in a way that actually clicked with me, despite never working for me in the past.

 

I dunno, I get why some people dislike his work, but I'm more pumped for this than I've been for any comics in a while.

 

Edit: also, I'm interested to see what this imprint is. Young Animal has earned DC a lot of leeway in this.


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#113 Telly

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:02 PM

Action comics finally hits #1000 in april? Woo! I dont care whats in it or who is writing or drawing it, im picking that sucker up!
When I die I will surely go to Heaven for i spent my life in Hell

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:41 PM

One word for you. BENDIS



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:43 PM

It's what I was expecting, it's what you get Bendis to do! Plus in the past year he's managed to pull off the two-book format in a way that actually clicked with me, despite never working for me in the past.
 
I dunno, I get why some people dislike his work, but I'm more pumped for this than I've been for any comics in a while.
 
Edit: also, I'm interested to see what this imprint is. Young Animal has earned DC a lot of leeway in this.


His X-Men was terrible. Especially the Dark Beast asspull. And hes responsible for the O5. Blargh

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 02:55 PM

One word for you. BENDIS


Dont care. I dont even read superman comics (or comics in general anymore aside from transformers) anyway. Im getting it cause its issue #1000 of the first superhero comic! Besides, im only gonna read it once then its going in a frame.

Ill be doing the same thing when detective comics hits #1000 as well

Edited by Telly, 01 February 2018 - 02:57 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:26 PM


On the upside there will be a HELL of a lot more creators on Action Comics 1000 than just Bendis:

http://www.dccomics....ion-comics-1000

To quote:
"FEATURING ALL-NEW ART AND STORIES BY:

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

JOHN CASSADAY

OLIVIER COIPEL

PAUL DINI

JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ

PATRICK GLEASON

BUTCH GUICE

GEOFF JOHNS

DAN JURGENS

TOM KING

JIM LEE

CLAY MANN

BRAD MELTZER

JERRY ORDWAY

TIM SALE

LOUISE SIMONSON

SCOTT SNYDER

CURT SWAN

PETER J. TOMASI

MARV WOLFMAN

...AND MORE! "


-ZacWilliam, thinks Bendis is miss way more often than hit, and is frequently terrible at ongoing storytelling , but the amount of awesome on this issue WAY outweighs that.
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:28 PM

I guess it was 50/50. You score Bendis, he is absolutely being given one of your biggest books, or else some super obscure title from a hundred years ago. Or both. 

 

I think Bendis did a lot of great work for Marvel, and probably still deserves to be a big deal in the industry. I hope the move to DC freshens him up a bit. Not that I really care much, but still. 


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 04:37 PM

Also, not to be the Bendis guy, but is anyone here complaining about him coming on reading the Superman books right now? It might be great or it might suck, but I doubt it could be less exciting than Dan Jurgen's 100th year on Superman and the shell of Tomasi's book after he took all the momentum and ideas over to Super Sons.



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 06:01 PM

Truthfully I don't really hate on Bendis. I've generally liked most of his work. I just wish he could write a story in a single issue for once. Granted most comics now won't either but just once in a while it'd be nice to get a breather between arcs. I miss X-men baseball issues (not laced with political and religious easter eggs)





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