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@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  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.


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#41 Powered Convoy

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:13 AM

I'm guessing a new Hordak would be gray. Everything makes him gray rather than blue.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:09 AM

Yeah, as far as I know, Hordak has only ever been blue at all in the Filmation show. Anything else including the original toy was always gray. Why they made him blue, I will never know for sure - Maybe so he would stand out from the dark Fright Zone backgrounds? I think the cyborg angle is mostly a Filmation idea, as well.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:44 PM

At a glance, because the She-Ra toyline was a dollction figure line of ladies with fairy wings and rooted hair and pegacorn mounts.


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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 20 May 2018 - 01:34 PM

Did any of the Villains even feature in the She-Ra toy line? I could see a select few like Shadow Weaver or Catra, but even then from what I remember it was pretty much all the girl heroes plus Bow



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 01:45 PM

He-Man.org's list seems to confirm that, that's what I "glanced" at before my last post. It also appears that Catra got a rooted-hair PoP doll while Shadow Weaver got a MotU action figure.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 20 May 2018 - 01:45 PM.

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 20 May 2018 - 02:23 PM

I figured Shadow Weaver would be pushing She-Ra's own line, but Catra was pretty much just a normal looking human character until wearing her mask. It's kind of sad that they had to separate the bad guys into the MOTU line just because of the "monsters wouldn't sell to girls" mentality.



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Posted 20 May 2018 - 02:41 PM

I dunno, as with most things gender-role-related, I'm a little ambivalent from the position of having my cake and eating it. It's sad that boys couldn't have toys with rooted hair and girls couldn't have toys with firing missiles. Here in the present, I don't really like either of those gimmicks, but I do like both dolls and action figures, and a part of me has to respect how the She-Ra line repackaged the relatively novel form of 80s action figures back into a girls' toy, and how that shakes out in the packaging, sculpt aesthetic, etc.


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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 20 May 2018 - 03:51 PM

He-Man.org's list seems to confirm that, that's what I "glanced" at before my last post. It also appears that Catra got a rooted-hair PoP doll while Shadow Weaver got a MotU action figure.

 

Wait, wait, wait. I had a She-Ra figure to along with He-Man, Skeletor, Beastman, etc... but you're telling me there was a Bubble Power She-Ra I missed out on?

 

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 04:21 PM

Don't remember what DC did with him, but Google tells me it's this.

 

That picture of Hordac kind of makes him look a lot like Mummra from Thundercats after he transformed, its the build of the body that makes him look similar on top of what he wearing, clothes wise.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 06:13 PM

The only villains in the original She-ra line were Catra and Double Trouble. The other Horde figures were part of MotU. Shadow Weaver didn't have a figure originally and neither did Scorpa.

I figure that the other Horde figures were put in She-ra as production of She-ra ended production of He-Man. So they had to put the figures that were still coming out for MotU somewhere. Where better than the cartoon linked to it and with essentially no villain figures of its own.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:05 AM

The only villains in the original She-ra line were Catra and Double Trouble. The other Horde figures were part of MotU. Shadow Weaver didn't have a figure originally and neither did Scorpa.

I figure that the other Horde figures were put in She-ra as production of She-ra ended production of He-Man. So they had to put the figures that were still coming out for MotU somewhere. Where better than the cartoon linked to it and with essentially no villain figures of its own.

 

You forgot Entrapta, she was also from the original line.  She did show up in a couple of episodes too.  Apparently she was pretty high ranked in the Horde, she was able to stand by Hordak next to his throne and not get looked down on by him like the other minions.

 

And yeah you are correct about why Horde villains showed up in She-Ra.  It is the same reason some of the Snake Men showed up as Horde members in She-Ra.  Mattel still wanted to advertise them.  Rattlor pretty much looked the same, but Tung Lashor looked wildly different then his final figure.



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 10:48 AM

Yeah, as far as I recall, the initial concept for She-Ra had Catra as the main villain. Then, Mattel had them shuffle the Horde in there and Filmation made a few additions of their own. It's only a few years ago that some of the rights quagmire got cleaned up a bit and Mattel was able to start using some of the Filmation characters again. Or, as far as some toys are concerned, for the first time.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:50 PM

 

The only villains in the original She-ra line were Catra and Double Trouble. The other Horde figures were part of MotU. Shadow Weaver didn't have a figure originally and neither did Scorpa.

I figure that the other Horde figures were put in She-ra as production of She-ra ended production of He-Man. So they had to put the figures that were still coming out for MotU somewhere. Where better than the cartoon linked to it and with essentially no villain figures of its own.

 

You forgot Entrapta, she was also from the original line.  She did show up in a couple of episodes too.  Apparently she was pretty high ranked in the Horde, she was able to stand by Hordak next to his throne and not get looked down on by him like the other minions.

 

And yeah you are correct about why Horde villains showed up in She-Ra.  It is the same reason some of the Snake Men showed up as Horde members in She-Ra.  Mattel still wanted to advertise them.  Rattlor pretty much looked the same, but Tung Lashor looked wildly different then his final figure.

 

 

Ah, forgot about her.  But the long and short of it was, anything that was a female character from She-Ra was part of the She-Ra line.  Bow was the only male character part of the Princess of Power line, and all other male characters that had toys (which were just the villains) were part of MotU.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:59 PM

I don't expect them to retain it, but I always enjoyed the music to She-Ra much more than the music to He-Man....



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:48 PM

Adora's origins as a Horde captain certainly make for more a more interesting and complex foundation than He-Man had. DC did some good stuff with Despara too. I hope that element is retained for the new show. 


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:03 AM

I seem to recall the Horde figures coming out in MotU (speaking of which, this would have gone great in that thread; did we need a separate one?) before Princess of Power was released.

What I'd heard was that it was at Filmation's request that the Horde was integrated into the She-Ra cartoon.

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:32 AM

Who would have been her villains if there were no Horde? Catra would have been the the Skeletor equivalent, like powerful general and magician?

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:50 AM

G1 MLP had the same problem She-Ra would have had, if you can call it a problem - the cartoon needed villains and the toy line didn't, so the cartoon just had a lot of wacky villains not based on anything particularly to do with the toys.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 01:57 PM

Yeah, as far as I know, Hordak has only ever been blue at all in the Filmation show. Anything else including the original toy was always gray. Why they made him blue, I will never know for sure - Maybe so he would stand out from the dark Fright Zone backgrounds? I think the cyborg angle is mostly a Filmation idea, as well.

He was also blue in the newspaper strip... which was also made by Filmation, but still. :p

 


The only villains in the original She-ra line were Catra and Double Trouble. The other Horde figures were part of MotU. Shadow Weaver didn't have a figure originally and neither did Scorpa.
 
I figure that the other Horde figures were put in She-ra as production of She-ra ended production of He-Man. So they had to put the figures that were still coming out for MotU somewhere. Where better than the cartoon linked to it and with essentially no villain figures of its own.
The Horde was actually developed for She-Ra.
 

And yeah you are correct about why Horde villains showed up in She-Ra.  It is the same reason some of the Snake Men showed up as Horde members in She-Ra.  Mattel still wanted to advertise them.  Rattlor pretty much looked the same, but Tung Lashor looked wildly different then his final figure.
 
Tung was based on a toy concept art:
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On a side note, Rattlor was planned to appear on He-Man initially. Had that come to pass, he too would've been based on a toy concept art:
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Model sheet by Bruce Timm:
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Yeah, as far as I recall, the initial concept for She-Ra had Catra as the main villain. Then, Mattel had them shuffle the Horde in there and Filmation made a few additions of their own.
Nope.
 

The picture above makes me really hope they do something cool to Hordak's design. That high bone collar is just kinda dumb.
 
-ZacWilliam, he's always felt weirdly muddy as a design to me. Never liked him much. Nosferatu face, weird robot suggestions, weird collar, shape changing powers. I'm sure he could be great but It could use some reinvention to really gel I think.
 
If all of that gets changed, then he may as well be a completely brand new character.


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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:20 PM

I really think they could pick one or two of the themes they're hinting at and build that out properly, and that that would still be meaningfully a version of the character.


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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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