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@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.


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#1 Fear or Courage

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:45 AM

Since I don't see a topic:

 

https://io9.gizmodo....stic-1823007404

 

Mixed feelings about these. Megatron and Starscream look great, Shockwave and Grimlock look interestingly different, Optimus and Bumblebee are meh.

 

Edit: The first image seems to feature different figures than the rest of the piece, with a Starscream with big, Machine Wars-ish turbines on his wings.


Edited by Fear or Courage, 15 February 2018 - 09:46 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:49 AM

They look pretty interesting (except Starscream's bare lower legs).

 

I like the designs mostly.

 

It is very confusing using (yet again!) the name of a size class for the name of a series.  :wtf


Most of the figures in the first image aren't even talked about it seems.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:50 AM

After taking a minute to think about it, I've decided I'm not immediately into these, but if the show turned out to be really good, it could make me interested.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:50 AM

Good bits:

  • Megatron's honestly really cool tank mode
  • Starscream's Skyquake-esque jet thrusters that won't be on the actual character model
  • Shockwave being a weird crabtank thing

Otherwise, I feel like these are sapping my enthusiasm for Cyberverse as I look at them. There's barely any imagination displayed at all - which is, yes, what we knew Cyberverse would likely be, but that doesn't make it not disappointing.

 

Also, where's Windblade? She's meant to be one of the main characters.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:51 AM

Article got posted in reverse order, to judge from the phrasing of each section.

 

These all feel pretty Cyber Battalion-ish to me, just with spring-loaded gimmicks added.

 

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:51 AM

Man, that Starscream in the group shot is just screaming for a Skyquake redeco.

 

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:51 AM

All of these look like good toys for little kids.

None of these look like anything I need to own.* They are all characters I already have in a design and style better keeping with my interest (IE generations.)

I'd consider buying any new/uncommon characters in this style or these toys for a young kid in my life, but otherwise these are an interesting toyetic total pass for me.

*Shockwave may be the one exception depending on how small the figure is next to Gen toys.


-ZacWilliam, the Io9 article suffers from abysmal last minute editing clearly shuffling the explanation of size classes till almost the end after they've been talked about a bunch, and it's pretty clear the Scout part was originally meant to be first.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:52 AM

I'll take a Skywarp please!

 

I wonder if any of the other Seekers will be in this.  Or if Starscream (and others) will always fill that role.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:52 AM

Shockwave reminds me of this horror trope where something LOOKS human but then bends-over backwards to walk on all fours and scurry after you like a gross crab-like thing.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:58 AM

So, basically RID but with more Geewun.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:58 AM

*Shockwave may be the one exception depending on how small the figure is next to Gen toys.

Considering the article's listing of a $15 price point and the term "Warrior" class, I think he'll be no different in size than any given modern deluxe class figure.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:00 AM

Shockwave reminds me of this horror trope where something LOOKS human but then bends-over backwards to walk on all fours and scurry after you like a gross crab-like thing.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:01 AM

Yeah I'm not hating on this, they do look like good toys for kids/new fans. I'd just rather stick with CHUG.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:02 AM

*Shockwave may be the one exception depending on how small the figure is next to Gen toys.

Considering the article's listing of a $15 price point and the term "Warrior" class, I think he'll be no different in size than any given modern deluxe class figure.

I know. It's just I have to see how I feel about that standing with Classics Seekers and Leader Scale Megatron.

-ZacWilliam, it's gonna be shorter than I want, but it's design is very nice, so we'll see...

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:06 AM

I like the aesthetic a lot, but in the end it's basically just a bunch of G1 versions of G1 guys, and so unless the show is really great, or inexplicably still somehow part of Aligned, I doubt I'm going to feel any need to pick any of them up.

That being said, is down as I am on how constantly beholden to the past the current TF teamis, they're not afraid of incorporating gimmicks, which has actually made the last couple of years of Generations something like real toys, and I'll be interested to see what kind of gimmicks they incorporate here.

I mean, come on. Hive Swarm Attack for Bumblebee? That ought to be good stuff.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:07 AM

Shockwave's alt mode is hilarious.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:10 AM

"But if you grew up with the original toys, and were left confused and disappointed when Optimus Prime was turned into a gorilla.."

Ow, my eyes just rolled out of my head.


Seriously, TFs are now just G1 and Movie? Bleh

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:11 AM

Meh.

 

Not new news, but I really don't like the current design team's seeming obsession with making Starscream more pointy and angular instead of boxy.

 

Shockwave's alt mode is bad hilarious. Grimlock's design is way too busy and confused.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:11 AM

Shockwave's alt mode is hilarious.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:13 AM

Seriously, TFs are now just G1 and Movie? Bleh


And Rescue Bots. And be thankful that the main TF team aren't in charge of movie or Rescue Bots, because then it'd just be G1.



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