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@  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.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

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

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.


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#1 Jenny

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:43 AM

http://tformers.com/...32816/news.html


 

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#2 Creedence

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:00 AM

Huh. Sharpedge, Drancron, Hydra, and... two guys who don't look like anybody. Onyx's troops?

Edited by Creedence, 21 November 2017 - 06:01 AM.


#3 Jalaguy

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:11 AM

Gonna leap in here to say that the A&A interview with John Barber - out now! - has an exclusive scoop on some more characters who'll show up for the first time in a few years in this issue!

http://hasbrounivers...aries-never-die

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:31 AM


I hate when characters whose fate has been a mystery for a long time come back just for "And then they died."

-ZacWilliam, it's sort of ReG1 syndrome.
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

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#5 Anguirus

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:09 AM

^ Agreed BUT it finally makes me respect the Throttlebots...and besides, he won't be dead if anyone wants to use him again. It's either a pump fake for the rest of the issue or an explicit admission that Onyx/Unicron/PotP isn't going to be solved by him showing up.


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#6 The Magic Man

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:27 AM

One day my first reaction to seeing Blackrock's robot mode won't be "who?" But it has been over a year and that reaction is as consistant as ever.

#7 Wildwade

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:34 AM

I just hope Onyx Prime is more a tragic villain... or anything other than just another fascist evil Prime.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:43 AM

Given the evidence we've seen so far, I'm pretty confident that Onyx's plans are connected to Unicron somehow, but damned if I can decide whether he's a Herald or wants to protect Cybertron.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:45 AM

The "inoculation" talk points to him wanting to protect against him, surely?


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#10 Jalaguy

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:53 AM

I'm definitely leaning more in that direction, yeah, but there's still the odd thing that still niggles at my mind. I can't come up with any coherent explanation for what the deal with the singularities is, particularly the one that just popped up on Caminus.

On a note more specific to this issue, Goldbug possibly being the last remaining Throttlebot and running into the Onyx plot threads (and thus the singularity plot threads) makes me increasingly sure he must have something to do with Bumblebee's return.

#11 The Magic Man

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:01 AM

Also, I assumed they DID bury Sideswipe already, as the ending to #10. This happening now is the fist time I really felt First Strike interrupting the flow of this book.

Even the last two issues just used FS to sit with all of it's B plots

#12 Locoman

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:03 AM

I'm definitely leaning more in that direction, yeah, but there's still the odd thing that still niggles at my mind. I can't come up with any coherent explanation for what the deal with the singularities is, particularly the one that just popped up on Caminus.


Well we do know that Unicron himself has something of a connection with singularities....

#13 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:19 AM

Bob looks so sad!



#14 Chip

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 10:26 AM

I don't recognize the spiky guy with the side guns, but I feel like I should, and I like him.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:03 AM

Is that Flamestone?
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#16 Chip

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:41 AM

I think that one's Armordillo but I like that idea.



#17 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:46 AM

Let's see, among the attacking bots, I see Drancron (or maybe Sky Shadow with weird lighting), Lazorbeak/Hydra, and Armordillo. Can't identify the last two.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:10 PM

Maybe in this continuity Armordillo is like Bump's long-lost uncle.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:34 PM

I hate when characters whose fate has been a mystery for a long time come back just for "And then they died."

-ZacWilliam, it's sort of ReG1 syndrome.

Me, after the three page preview: I want to see Searchlight meet Aileron.

 

Bloody hell. And I'm pretty sure Wideload and Freeway's fates in Spotlight: Metroplex were deliberately ambiguous so they could be alive later. And Sixshot, jeez...



#20 Chip

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:42 PM

 

I hate when characters whose fate has been a mystery for a long time come back just for "And then they died."

-ZacWilliam, it's sort of ReG1 syndrome.

Me, after the three page preview: I want to see Searchlight meet Aileron.

 

Bloody hell. And I'm pretty sure Wideload and Freeway's fates in Spotlight: Metroplex were deliberately ambiguous so they could be alive later. And Sixshot, jeez...

 

None of them are really dead. Unbeknownst to the others, they're on some mysterious planet where they're having the same bonding experience Sixshot had with Danny Witwicky.





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