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@  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

@  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.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:45 AM

So there was another EW reveal today. This franchise has always been a couple of removes away for me, but it's Dreamworks doing another Netflix show, so it's hard for that too go too terribly wrong, right?

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM

Is she pansexual?



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:57 AM

Lot of awesome people in the cast. I hope they can manage something cool that can pull itself free of the shadow of He-Man.

But also has lots of He-Man? NO

At any rate... bring it on. They can save He-Man for the inevitable "MOTU: Go Roar".

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:06 AM

But also has lots of He-Man? NO


Eh? The cast list doesn't mention anyone playing Adam or Skeletor.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:28 AM

I may have worded that confusingly, I didn't mean to suggest that I thought He-Man would be present; I was saying "I hope they make a show good enough that people don't spend the whole time waiting for He-Man, but also I will be one of those people and I would probably like to see He-Man but I don't want to do this show that disservice". NOTE: THIS POST MAY NOT HAVE EFFECTIVELY CLARIFIED MY POINT

It seems weird for them to resurrect a He-Man spinoff without putting a little He-Man in it, but also from what little we know about this show it seems crazy to think they'd lead with anything heavily Adamy because that would really kind of dilute Adora's whole thing, right? It's hard to imagine that this will be a show that says "here's a chick who bounced out of a boything". However they choose to address Adam - if they ever do - I'm sure they'll execute it well, but I wouldn't want to guess what that would look like at this point. For all we know the pilot will be packed with surprise MOTU junk, though I doubt it!

There will inevitably be people watching who just can't get past Where Is He-Man, and I will struggle to avoid being one of them because I'm old and to me these characters go together by default, but one imagines I'm not necessarily the demo the show is keen to capture. Seems like there's a solid team behind this show and hopefully they'll hit it out of the park and nobody will give a shit about He-Man.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:40 AM

I dunno, if the He-Man franchise proper isnt popular enough to support itself, I dont expect a He-man spinoff to do any better. I guess the netflix distribution could make the difference but Im skeptical of its chances for success.

And maybe they can actually use the swords as swords this time

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:50 AM

Yeah, there's at least as much nostalgia out there for She-Ra as for He-Man and they've always seemed like pretty independent products based on the same model to me. This isn't a case like the Venom movie where I think they're necessarily going to lose something by leaving out the parent franchise. I definitely don't think either is more dependent on the other, so I'd think if you can try and fail to reboot MotU, you can try to reboot She-Ra, too.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:55 AM

Ignoring any relevant context or whatever I think the names "She-ra" and "Hordak" sound better than "He-man" and "Skeletor".

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:56 AM

The "...and the Princessess of Power" is new. I mean, She-Ra was The Princess of Power. This seems like its going in an interesting direction.

Was the original She-Ra in another world, seperate from Eternia? If so then i can certainly see how they can introduce Adora with little or no He-Man baggage. Possibly.

EDIT: I'd say Skeletor is on a par with Hordak for cool villain name. But , She-Ra is better than He Man.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:13 AM

I'm looking forward to this.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:20 AM

Was the original She-Ra in another world, seperate from Eternia? If so then i can certainly see how they can introduce Adora with little or no He-Man baggage. Possibly.

Yeah, it's a whole parallel thing.  Fighting Hordak in place of Skeletor on Etheria in place of Eternia, transforms using her own Sword of Protection instead of the Power Sword, which has to do with Castle Grayskull but also the Crystal Castle. She's introduced as He-Man's long-lost brother and meets him for her introduction, but otherwise it's just this entire rebranded set of MotU things and no interaction with MotU.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:25 AM

My thoughts to this are, it could be really good or really bad. I never saw much of the original He-man series, even less of She-ra, I saw some of that futurtic spin off of He-man, where he not longer looks like a barbarian but I don't recall it that well, I saw the last He-man series completely and I couldn't understand why it didn't get a third season because it was pretty good, but then I could say the same about the Thundercats series from a few years ago, that was pretty good. Anyway, I think the idea behind this She-ra series is to help balance out the sucess that is Voltron, Voltron is kind of aimmed at boys primary with most of the cast being men, so they clearly want to do something for the girls and not go like a lot of other shows aimmed at girls, something a bit more action packed, but time will tell. who knows, maybe He-man will do what She-ra did when it first came along, spin out of the series.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:48 AM

I don't super care but at least it means Jordan Fischer is in work for a bit. I kind of do want to be excited, but it feels like this'll fall in that "This is taking itself too seriously"/'This is waaaaaay too goofy" dichotomy that Western Animation is stuck in (I mean, the other reveal was that terrible Thundercats reboot).


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

I'm eager for this, I've always prefered She-Ra to He-Man, even watching it recently She-Ra feels like a more mature cartoon then He-Man. She-Ra is part of a group of Rebels, fighting against an evil Empire, It's almost the exact oppisite of He-Man. On Etheria evil's won, Hordak rules all and does everythign he can to stay in power. You got a group that's mostly  fighting with swords and bows and the occasional magic user, vs a group that's got tanks, death rays, and endless robotic soldiers. Even with her super powers, She-Ra and her co-horts are behind the 8-ball, and a lot of plots tend to show that. You get episodes dealing with regular civilians trying to survive this war and weither they should support She-Ra and potentially be killed by the Horde for it, or keep their heads down and try to be loyal citizens in hopes they won't catch a hordesman on a bad day they ruins their lives for no reason. You got an episode about  book burning and how Hordak is trying to erase anything that claims the horde hasn't always been in power. You got an episode where Hordak's super weapon uses prisoners as batteries, draining them of their lives. 

 

For a Filmation series, a series aimed at girls, and just an 80's cartoon in general, this shit gets surprisingly dark at times. Sure good always wins out in the end, and their is still a level of humor about everything, but this has an on-going storyline, not as continous as what you see nowadays, but it was still telling a story where stuff would come back later and still be important. If you got Netflix, the whole  seires is on there last I checked. Seriously try and watch it, its got a lot of good and interestign stuff in it. And I hope, espically since this is Dreamwave and we know from Voltron they can do a damn good job, that this tries to keep some of those themes and ideas around.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

I don't super care but at least it means Jordan Fischer is in work for a bit. I kind of do want to be excited, but it feels like this'll fall in that "This is taking itself too seriously"/'This is waaaaaay too goofy" dichotomy that Western Animation is stuck in (I mean, the other reveal was that terrible Thundercats reboot).

Love it or hate it, Voltron has at least managed to show that a Western show, even based on an existing property, can at least hit that balance. Again, whether you like either the humor or the drama actually involved, but it's capable of both.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 19 May 2018 - 07:59 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:03 AM

Dreamworks has been pretty good on both animation on story on almost all of what they've done on netflix so far. Sure, trollhunter is more of their baseline CG stuff which was never very emotive or expressive to begin with, but the story is spot on awesome.

 

If they do for she-ra what they did with voltron: yeah, it could be damned good. There's lots of basic story elements in she-ra could create a grand scene to tell a story in: and without the bother of early 80's TV censors to demand an unreasonable standard for broadcasting...

 

There's potential here. Lots of it. I think I will try it.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:41 AM

argh when can we get Orko and the Sorcerors of Trolla?

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:48 AM

I don't see Mantenna on the cast list...

C'monnn... Y'gotta have Mantenna! Who is Hordak gonna toss down his trap door?

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:10 AM

Speaking as someone who's only vaguely interested in He-Man and the mythos surrounding him...this has gotten me curious.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:13 AM

I don't see Mantenna on the cast list...

C'monnn... Y'gotta have Mantenna! Who is Hordak gonna toss down his trap door?

 

heh, being the Horde's buttmonkey was his only use. As long as they keep him the useless lacky and didn't try to make him more serious I wouldn't mind him, but really there are much better characters for them to use. I'm more disapointed about the lack of Imp, he was a wonderfully bratty character that had some good use as essentually Hordak's eyes and I loved his interactions with Hordak and the others becuase that little asshole could get away with just about anything.

 

...Shit they're also missing Madam Razz and Cowl. That's like making a He-Man reboot without Orko...


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