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@  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.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?


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Transformers: Cyberverse 2018 Toyline Discussion


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#41 Lancer

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:02 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 - 11:03 AM

Don’t we already have looks at Evergreen toys?


The line is called Authentics and it's too small to replace Generations.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:04 AM

If we're getting every character in multiple price points, the toyline will have a really small cast. Not wild about that, because I really do like this style.

These regurgitated press releases funneled through semi mainstream media are always embarrassing for everyone involved, but this one was impressively halfassed. I was so confused by the backwards order that I glossed right over the trukk-not-munky paragraph.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:07 AM

If this Ultimate Optimus is roughly Voyager sized or just a little bigger, he'll be my new IDW Optimus.

But I've said that 3 times in the last 2 months so there's probably ANOTHER, better toy of the design around the corner at this point

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:12 AM

If we're getting every character in multiple price points, the toyline will have a really small cast. Not wild about that, because I really do like this style.

These regurgitated press releases funneled through semi mainstream media are always embarrassing for everyone involved, but this one was impressively halfassed. I was so confused by the backwards order that I glossed right over the trukk-not-munky paragraph.

 

I mean, Wave 1 of toylines usually feature the main cast, and the main cast are usually the guys that do get toys in multiple size classes.

 

You can probably expect some that will only get 1 toy to pop up later, and some that will be in the show and will NEVER EVER EVER get toys too!



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:16 AM


Ok. There seems to be a lot of confusion about the future. Let me see if I can frame what we know as I understand it. Feel free to correct:

1) Rescue Bots is getting a new Cartoon based on new young trainee characters at an Academy, coming next year I think and will certainly have toys for that.

2) These toys "Cyberverse" are the new Kid-Aimed Cartoon toyline, roughy based on "Evergreen" art, replacing the Robots in Disguise line.

3) We do not officially know when Power of the Primes will end. If it follows previous lines it would have a couple yet unknown waves in early 2019. There has been some rumor this will not happen and Generations will pivot to feature new Generations type toys based on the "Evergreen" artwork. We don't know yet, but maybe this weekend.

4) Authentics is a cheaper priced discount market line that will also use the "Evergreen" designs as a basis.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:20 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.

 

Wait, like, articulated furrowed brow? That would be AMAZING. I would wiggle it up and down and have him poorly hit on so many femmebots. 


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#48 Chip

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:23 AM

My hope is that Cyberverse satisfies everyone's desire for the 84-85 main guys so that Generations can keep giving us guys like Submarauder and Mindwipe.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 11:55 AM

"Hey, let's get new kids interested in our franchise by sticking SLAVISHLY to thirty-year-old cartoon models!" -The design team, apparently.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:05 PM

I mean, Evergreen Batman toys still look like how Batman's looked for 75 years, I dunno.

#51 Chip

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:16 PM

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.

 
Wait, like, articulated furrowed brow? That would be AMAZING. I would wiggle it up and down and have him poorly hit on so many femmebots. 

Beast Machines experimented with articulated faces, and this guy's face is just a hexagon. It's totally possible.

Shockwave as a terrible pickup artist seems in-character, and that's awful.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:22 PM

Here's another thing, I love that silver all over one of the Starscream toys.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:25 PM

I dunno, these feel... too G1? Movie, Animated, and Prime Starscreams were distinct designs, I'm not getting too hyped for a Starscream that looks like the multiple G1-stlye versions I already have. When Generations exists, it feels redundant.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:28 PM

Yeah like, kids aren't gonna go "too G1 for me". As long as the cartoon's art style is modern and tailored to their tastes they're gonna click with it visually. And from the pics that we saw, yeah, the show looks just like every other action cartoon done in the last 2 years, so it should be fine to them. At worst one of them might be like "Optimus is the wrong kind of truck he is in the movies!".



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:36 PM

Those might well be my new favourite Megatron and Shockwave headsculpts!

Loving Grimlock's Dino mode too.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:41 PM

Oh, man. I totally skipped over the anti-BW sentence because I thought it was all PR boilerplate.

Beast Wars was 22 years ago. Kids who bought Beast Wars are 30 now. (cough) Time to adjust your weird out-of-touch grudge, maybe.

#57 Chip

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:47 PM

The big Megatron hasn't got elbows. One of them would be useless anyway given the cannon, but he still hasn't got elbows.

 

I remember hearing a lot about the character that comes across through the articulation back when Armada was announced, so I expect that level. If that's the price of having neat spring loaded gimmicks, then like Armada I'll say it's worth it.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:48 PM

Yeah, with limited articulation and individualized gimmicks, these are essentially Armada, if Armada were G1.  



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

And if we're comparing directly, I like Armada a lot more. But we;'ll see what future waves bring us.



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

(Bumblebee's altmode is essentially Hot Shot's anyway)





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