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@  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

@  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".


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:59 AM

I hope ladies start cosplaying Noodle Adora 



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Posted 09 July 2019 - 07:29 PM

The problem with She-Ra is that it has a problem that a lot of shows have when the writers have great ideas for intrigue. The first season that was building up to everything, introducing characters and telling a significant amount of back story was very interesting and fresh. 

 

This "Season 2" is anything but interesting *or* fresh. It's like they never even considered what the overarching story for season 2 would cover. So they bumble around for the first 5 or 6 episodes with almost Family Guy levels of padded dialog and reiterating filler over and over again. 

 

The amount of story that was told in the sum of all episodes, if you cut out all the directionless filler would have covered about 3 episodes in things actually moving forward. Be it character building, world building, or otherwise. The only notable things that stick out to me are the Scorpia character moments, the origin of Bo and maybe some half assed explanation of Hordak's plan. Even the Shadow Weaver backstory was padded with stuff we already knew and didn't really show us anything about her character that was different than what we learned previous season. 

 

If the season 2.5 coming up in August is anything like the first half I can't imagine this being a long lasting series. So far we're probably 1-1 and I just don't think we are seeing something with the staying power of My Little Pony's reboot. 

 

As for MotU - the show was hot and cold. Kind of the opposite effect that She-Ra had on me - season one was a "play it safe" reboot that went back and touched on many of the stories that we already knew from the original series (and in many cases were told BETTER in the 80s stories). By the time Cartoon Network (like they often do) and Mattel (with its horrendous toy distribution)  tanked it, it really started to shine in season two with new lore being introduced, but it was too little too late. 

 

We'll just have to wait and see how sustainable this is with the conclusion of this story arc (such as it is)

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 07:55 AM

I'm not entirely sure I agree that these episode didn't accomplish anything arc related.

 

after all, we wont really know what parts of this were important until we see the rest of the season.

 

what we have seen in these episodes are a number of elements developing that could be directly or indirectly extremely relevant to the arc 

 

Catra freeing shadow weaver... Hordak forcing Catra out of his 'inner circle' as it were... 

 

the Princesses forming a tighter knit unit as apposed to what we learn the last group was like. 

 

the gang discovering the friend they thought dead, they'd only abandoned instead -has actually switched sides and has become the horde's most powerful weapon against them.

 

Hordak is making a transporter portal for pete's sake... I'm sure that's plot related. 

 

also let's not even debate the importance of Scorpatra ... that is going to be a critical plot device.  *squee* .... >_> who said that? 

 

anywho,

 

can't wait for the next batch  



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Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:00 PM

Oooh, new episodes up! *ends up binging the entire season instead of the intended 2 or 3 (not that there's that many more...)*

 

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Posted 02 August 2019 - 10:24 PM

They can actually use the swords as swords this time  :(


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 12:44 AM

Just when I thought this show couldn't be any dumber, it goes and does something like this and TOTALLY REDEEMS ITSELF.

Season 3 was amazing and definitely the best yet. I can't imagine why they broke 2 and 3 up. If they took the 3 episodes worth of usable content from 2 and cut the useless filler and grafted it into 3 you'd get a solid second season.

I'll get into more about my analysis about specific parts when I get some sleep

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 03:50 PM

Because Netflix is really really dumb.


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 04:27 PM

So season 3 was paced about how I'd have expected to be - if you binge watch it it's basically a movie. Which is pretty great. They really swung in the other direction about episode content. Season 2 felt like tons of filler to pad out the build up to what was about to happen.. but there were a few self contained stories mixed in. Season 3 on the other hand felt like a full on single story arc with very little in the way of episodes that could stand alone.
 
I'm pretty sure the most gut wrenching part for me was when

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 05:52 PM

Having totally forgotten when this show returned for season 3, thanks to a clip on youtube, it reminded me of the fact the show was back for its "third season"

 

Anyway, having just binged watched all of the eps, I thought it was pretty good, Shadow Weaver certainly knows how to get into people's minds without magic, just using words, truths twisted to help her goals.

 

What I predict for season 4 is:

 

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 07:07 PM

I also just watched all of these, and I'm happy that 'season 2' wasn't a waste and factored in greatly with its obvious second half. 

 

I'm torn over 

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because part of me wanted her to be redeemed ... but then there was the wastes arc and there's no coming back from a brain snap like that. 

 

I'm super excited for Season 3 even if it's first half will be called season 4... If ____ ______ turns out to be designed more like the filmation or even the mike young version I will squee about as hard as I did for classic Catra 'last time'

 

god, you'd think after voltron i'd be use to this half season release nonsense 



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Posted 03 August 2019 - 10:58 PM

Yeah this half season stuff is nonsense.

Call it season 2 part 1 and season 2 part 2. Not season 2 and 3. They've done that with other series.

So this full season, consisting of what they call season 2 and 3 was very good. Especially when you factor in all 13 episodes and not how they were split up.

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 06:53 AM

Okay, I managed to watch the first three episodes.

Can they PLEASE just get to the moral where they all figure out that hitching your self worth to other peoples opinions is bad already? Cause its the driving character motivation for almost all the bad guys...
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Posted 04 August 2019 - 09:51 AM

well they can't get to it too soon otherwise we wouldn't have any badguys 



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Posted 04 August 2019 - 10:10 AM

What, you can't be an asshole without self confidence issues?
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Posted 04 August 2019 - 10:23 AM

not if you're in a kids cartoon where you need to remain sympathetic so the audience can still fangirl over you on twitter, tumblr and Deviant art  ;) 



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Posted 04 August 2019 - 12:00 PM

Also, keep in mind that the new Sword of Damocles is the new threat introduced this season and seen approaching at the very end.  This is one of those situations where basically EVERY season 1 badguy is gonna have to do a face turn in the endgame or the Real Villain will just roll over everything.

 

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 12:06 PM

even Skeletor became a good guy 'that one time' to fight 'this guy' lol 



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Posted 04 August 2019 - 01:07 PM

Also, keep in mind that the new Sword of Damocles is the new threat introduced this season and seen approaching at the very end.  This is one of those situations where basically EVERY season 1 badguy is gonna have to do a face turn in the endgame or the Real Villain will just roll over everything.

 

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Catra doesn't seem like the type to simply roll over, she's not that kind of kitty cat, I think she might evenly become a bigger threat, after all she doesn't really care about anything or anyone beyond herself and Adora, the question is, will she ever turn away from the darkness.

 

One thing I did like about Catra in this season, that jacket was so her style and colour, she should of kept it, it totally suited her and her bad ass personalty.


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Posted 04 August 2019 - 03:46 PM

Yeah, Catra seems to have passed the point of no return on this.  But just about everyone else in the Etheria franchise of the Horde seems flippable, especially

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