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@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  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

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#121 Blade Raider

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:02 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 3-4

Page 4 is one of my favorites of this story just because I was able to put in that Claw Jaw and Nega-Gnome joke.

#122 Blade Raider

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:10 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 5-6

All of Blade's past summons appear in this comic except 2. Shortround is actually there, but got cropped out. He's on the top level of the castle. Seaspray isn't present for reasons.

Why yes, the first thing I did with Weaponizers was attempt a battle wheelchair. Because I had no ideas for a name and it was a hodgepodge to begin with, I just made up a file name that reflects some of my nonsensical file names.

Next week the fun begins with a 2 page spread.

#123 Blade Raider

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:34 PM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 7-8

Two page spread this week, so just the one image. Wanted to do a big battle page just to see what I could do. Probably worked on this one page more than any other in this story.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 12:17 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 9-10.


These pages are just me having fun.

#125 Blade Raider

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:15 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 11-12.


Two of my favorite pages. I actually decided to do this battle because I wanted to do page 11. I've been dying to make page 12 forever because underside down submarine equals gun will never not be funny to me.

#126 Blade Raider

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:18 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 13-14.


Back in the old TAOWAR comics Empp would cast spells in Latin through a Predacon font. Now it's English instead of Latin, but I believe it's the same font (the Pred font on the TFWiki). Hoping the visuals are 3nough to guess what the spells are.

#127 Blade Raider

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 08:15 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 15-16.


Behold, my awful attempt at a haiku. Just one shark left. It's final boss time now.

#128 Blade Raider

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:31 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 17-18.



Things are getting dark now.

#129 Blade Raider

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:27 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 19-20.



So this is when I decided Blade can still use Flash Step while in his chair. Just because I wanted to cut off Hellscream's tail off. Plop Father is out of the picture now. Probably should've done that sooner.

#130 Blade Raider

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:35 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 21-22.


Why yes, it is Chekhov's gun time.

#131 Blade Raider

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 09:27 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 23-25.




So the new Seacons were revealed soon after I had committed to this scene. I couldn't wait for their release, so I went to the trouble of using the G1 toy.

#132 Blade Raider

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 11:01 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 26-27.


First and foremost, yes I did just set up another tournament arc. No, it is not planned to be the next arc.

Secondly, this wraps up really fast for a reason. I had a longer ending planned, but then it became it's own little story. I'll be posting that in November either all at once or in two halves.

Lastly, for King Poseidon I decided to make him a one mind, multiple bodies character just for fun.

Next week is on Halloween, so a little something relating to Halloween is in order.

#133 Blade Raider

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:12 AM

ATTF #56
Happy Halloween all! I know it's more of a Xmas joke, but it was the best I had this year.
November 2019 Schedule (tentative):
11/7/19: ATTF #57 Pressing Question
11/14/19: ATTF #58 Tír na nÓg Epilogue 1-4
11/21/19: ATTF #58 Tír na nÓg Epilogue 5-9
11/28/19: ATTF #59 Ultra Gear
This might change. I might decide to post all of the epilogue at once and use the other week for a couple of bios.

Edited by Blade Raider, 31 October 2019 - 10:16 AM.

#134 Blade Raider

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:16 AM

ATTF #57

This was joke I had come up with while making the Tír na nÓg story, but there wasn't a good place for it.

Anyways, got an update to the schedule.

Updated November 2019 Schedule:
11/7/19: ATTF #57 Pressing Question
11/14/19: ATTF #58 Tír na nÓg Epilogue 1-9
11/21/19: ATTF #59 Ultra Gear
11/28/19: ATTF #60 Diagnosis Aid

Next week is the epilogue. I think the epilogue turned out better than the storyline itself, so I'm looking forward to sharing that. Also if I have time I'll talk about the Tír na nÓg story as a whole.

#135 Blade Raider

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:31 AM

ATTF #58 Tír na nÓg Epilogue Pages 1-9.










And the Tír na nÓg story arc comes to a close. First and foremost, I love this Epilogue and wish I had thought of it sooner so that I could've written the rest of the story around it. In hindsight I see a much better story where the beginning speeds up to Ceus getting hurt, then the middle is the Epilogue, and then the final part is the big battle where summoning Ceus is the big summon. It ended up being to late to accommodate that and even if I changed direction midway through I wouldn't have had time to make said changes due to life. 

That said, I had fun and that's the most important thing. The things I enjoyed making the most were  the whole Epilogue including exploring the characters and the Element system, the big battle scene including the 2 page spread and the little one off jokes, and pretty much any scene with Unilla in it.

Anyways, I may be taking a break soon. After November I am out of comics to post. May make something between now and December, but no promises. I'd like to finish out the year if I can.

Next week is back to random Transformers jokes.

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