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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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#161 Daith

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:52 PM

So he'd actually be a live-action element, right?

 

That would be great :D

 

 

So just finished the rest of "Renew Your Vows". I now find it even better in the Spider-Girls comic about the Mayday thing, that Annie only found out about May shortly before the Spider-Geddon tie in starts. MJ only tells her after events in RYV brings up possibilities of Clones coming up again and has MJ and Annie visiting Ben's grave site and also telling her of the sister she never had. It makes May and Annies connection in the crossover that much sweeter to me I guess.



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 11:34 PM

Not gonna like I got misty eyed today watching the 90s Spiderman Make a wish 2 parter on mutable levels

 

First appearance of Madam Web voiced by Joan Lee AKA the late Stan Lee's wife

Then there is Taiena herself a solid ep with a great framing device for a little origin story

The ending its self very bitter sweet

Solid ep


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:44 PM

I work as a cinema usher, and I managed to persuade a family of 8 who were looking for a kid-friendly movie to go see it.
Makin' a difference!


Thumbs up for you! :)

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:58 PM

I work as a cinema usher, and I managed to persuade a family of 8 who were looking for a kid-friendly movie to go see it.
Makin' a difference!

 

what, was Bumblebee sold out?!


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:10 PM

I work as a cinema usher, and I managed to persuade a family of 8 who were looking for a kid-friendly movie to go see it.
Makin' a difference!

 
what, was Bumblebee sold out?!

I've been a Transformer acolyte since 84 and despite being a comic guy have never collected Spider-man. And I'm seriously leaning towards seeing Spiderverse a second time before seeing BB.

-ZacWilliam, it was THAT good.

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:19 PM

I did see Spider-Verse a second time before seeing Bumblebee (though, to be fair, the first time was a free sneak preview weeks before it opened).

 

They're not even on the same level. Spider-Verse eats Bumblebee's lunch every day of the week and twice on Sundays.


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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:24 PM

It's kind of amazing that this year had no truly awful comic book movies.  But Spider-Verse would stand out as exceptional in any year.



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:04 PM

Yeah, when I was going to see Bumblebee I really wanted to go see Spiderverse again. It's that great.

Bumblebee is good, but I knew before seeing it that it wasn't going to be as good.

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:13 AM

I see movies for free(due to the fact I worked there for 8 years so im still connected mwahahah) and I saw ITSV twice just to pay for it the second time


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:36 AM

If SONY were smart they would have announced that they were adding the "Far From Home" trailer to the front of "Spider-Verse" this weekend in order to give it a bit of a bump.

 

It's been almost a month since it was supposed to be released and we've heard nothing about it since.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:01 PM

I really should see this again. 



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:25 AM

This won the Golden Globe for best animated picture.

 

Beating Incredibles 2, Ralph Break the Internet, Mirai (still want to see this one), and Isle of Dogs (ditto).


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:23 PM

This won the Golden Globe for best animated picture.

 

Beating Incredibles 2, Ralph Break the Internet, Mirai (still want to see this one), and Isle of Dogs (ditto).

 

 

This was definitely the year to do it. Most of the professional animators I know were not overly impressed by "Incredibles 2", "Ralph 2" or "Isle of Dogs", and every single one is drooling over the Halftone Shaders, Lens distortion and Lighting in "Spider-Verse".


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:47 AM

I was disappointed by Incredible 2 and Ralph 2 from a storytelling standpoint but Isle of Dogs was still brilliant. No idea what Mirai is.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:45 PM

I was disappointed by Incredible 2 and Ralph 2 from a storytelling standpoint but Isle of Dogs was still brilliant. No idea what Mirai is.

 


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:45 PM

Just saw this. Surprising amount of people there for a 5pm showing weeks after release, quite a few families.
Loved it, especially the after credits scene 😂

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:55 PM

You know a movie is great when a religious radio program devotes an entire chunk of their programming to gushing at how amazing this film is.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:00 PM

You know a movie is great when a religious radio program devotes an entire chunk of their programming to gushing at how amazing this film is.

 

Yikes. There aren't many endorsements that would make me less interested in seeing a movie, but "religious talk radio said it was amazing!" is definitely one of them.

 

 

(fortunately, I already saw the movie on Wednesday, and it was great)



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:23 PM

Saw it tonight. Liked it a lot. Hated the animation for the first 1/4 or so. Not sure if it was suppose to be emulating a comic strip look where the color printing is not properly lined up with the inking, or if my showing was accidentally showing the 3d version, but it absolutely looked like a 3d movie without glasses, and was really grating on the eyes. I didn't notice it later on.

This was my first major exposure to miles, and he seemed pretty great. Is prowler that powerful and bad ass in the comics?
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:41 AM

Hated the animation for the first 1/4 or so. Not sure if it was suppose to be emulating a comic strip look where the color printing is not properly lined up with the inking, or if my showing was accidentally showing the 3d version, but it absolutely looked like a 3d movie without glasses, and was really grating on the eyes. I didn't notice it later on.


Yeh I experienced the same thing, my eyes kept trying to focus on the double images, very distracting.



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