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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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#21 Jalaguy

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:21 AM

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.


Given the sizes, I assume that's Scout Megatron, Warrior Bumblebee, Ultra Starscream and the Ultimate Optimus Prime mentioned elsewhere.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:23 AM

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


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:25 AM

Ahahahahaha Oh Shockwave.

 

No. No you can't pretend that's an alt mode. Go back home.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:26 AM

If we're going to get modernized G1, I think this is the most successful attempt at that. That includes most of the Classics stuff. I like these. I'm interested to see the gimmickry.

They've made Shockwave look cross. That works in comics, not sure how well it works on a toy. On a different toy I suppose you could make that part articulated.

Edited by Chip, 15 February 2018 - 10:27 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:27 AM

crab tank shockwaaaaaaaave

 

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:29 AM

I think at this point we can definitely put "don't make anybody turn into a gun" high on the list of things that current Transformers creators would like to tell the original 1984 crew, along with "make at least six decos of every mold so people demand cheap lazy repaints".

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:29 AM

Shockwave is just looking for a dropped contact lens. When you only have one eye that stuff is serious.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:32 AM

I'm honestly surprised that Grimlock is in this assortment; I wonder if we'll see him in the cartoon.

Not entirely digging that dinosaur mode though, his T-rex head looks squashed like a pug or something.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:33 AM

RID's toyline certainly implies we won't get a ton of toys of non-show characters.

(Also that we won't get toys of a ton of show characters, not that I'm bitter or anything.)

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:34 AM

The Warrior toys seem to be about the same level of complexity as the old ones, which is to say, simple but still more complex than the other figures.

 

I presume this will run much the same way as RID's toyline did with "gimmick stuff for big and small characters plus Warriors". Atleast the Optimus and the Megatron seem much more well de-vised than RID's own big toys, probably due to the fact they're allowed to have more than 3 steps.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:35 AM

Why is it so hard to make IDW style Optimus turn into a normal truck?  Well, I guess it beats a hundred bucks for an unlicensed one.

 

That Grimlock, though.  Just radiates character.  He's got this whole Mesoamerican totem look going with his stylized fetish-carving beast head and big blocks of primary colors with parallel chevron panel lines... while also having apparently hastily reformatted himself and retained parts of a former missile tank mode. 



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:37 AM

Ahahahahaha Oh Shockwave.

 

No. No you can't pretend that's an alt mode. Go back home.

 

G1 Shockwave was just him lying down with his arms pointing over his head. I'd put this alt mode in about the same category. I think it looks neat.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:40 AM

Not seeing anything worth buying myself. If Generations is really going to end and this is what we’re in for, I think I’m going to probably have Transformers be less of a drain on my wallet in the foreseeable future. I don’t really mind the look but everything here is just a slightly different way of G1 with simple kid friendly gimmicks built in. It’s just not a look I’m into. But it’s also making me wonder why Evergreen is even a thing now if this is the non movie focus. It’s just not too different from each other.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:43 AM

not diggin these; but I like the look of being kid friendly



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:45 AM

If Generations is really going to end

 

Wait, what?


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:45 AM

Evergreen is not a toyline. Evergreen is nothing that will ever ever see public eye. Evergreen is a folder of visual documents to be used as reference for the characters design and look across different media to create a visual link across media. Something Transformers has tried before but in a much more lax manner. There is no "Evergreen toyline". There will never be one. It just happens that comic artists and cartoon artists and licensing material people are being given these designs to work off. This is not ever replacing Generations.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:54 AM

If Generations is really going to end

 
Wait, what?
People have been acting like complete and utter fools becuase the slide in the Habsro shareholder meeting showed a generic "Transformers: Generations" image under the "fan" age group for 2019 (POTP was shown for 2018)

It's just really dumb people looking for a reason to make themselves angry.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:55 AM

That reminds me, I really need to actually watch RID.

I kinda like Grimlock and Shockwave, the rest are meh.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:57 AM

If Generations is really going to end

 
Wait, what?
Nothing confirmed yet but sure seems to be quite a bit of “The Sky is falling” talk around lately about Generations.

Don’t we already have looks at Evergreen toys?

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:00 AM

Scout class and Ultra class are back, baby!!

 

(Or, Ultra might just be a renamed Voyager class like Ultimate seems to be a renamed Leader class, but still)


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