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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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#21 -VP-

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:59 PM

As the most prolific artist on the original Battle Protocol....My body is ready. So, someone message me about some art on this. 



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:46 AM

Where'd the name Vexilium come from?

 

Also, the Perceptor profile has an extra sentence from Thrust's. Just a heads-up.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:32 AM

Where'd the name Vexilium come from?

 

Also, the Perceptor profile has an extra sentence from Thrust's. Just a heads-up.

When discussing the potential of doing other Hearts of Steel characters, I noticed that Centurion and Domitius Major were both derived from Roman words. Because of that, I suggested we follow that theming for the rest of the Axalon crew. While I (jokingly) suggested Shockwave's counterpart be named "Fascinus," Vexwing came up with the much better name "Vexillum," which is basically a military standard/war flag used by the Roman armies. Since a vexillum would be used by the army to represent the Empire, it made sense as the name of the guy that Shockwave would use to represent himself.

 

Also, FOR HUG'S SAKE YOU GOTTA BE FREAKING KIDDING ME!!! HOW MANY HUGGING TIMES DID WE PROOF THIS THING AND NOBODY (myself included) CAUGHT THAT?? GAH!!!!!



#24 Vexwing

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:19 PM

Where'd the name Vexilium come from?

 

Yeah, like Daniel said. We were continuing the Roman naming precedent set by Centurion and Domitius, and a Vexillum, being the military standard used to represent a unit, seemed appropriate for the guy Shockwave chose to represent himself.

 

It also has a double meaning, as it's also a genus of sea snails, and I thought a giant armored sea snail was a decent analog for the ironclad warship he would adopt in HoS. The one image we have of his Eukarian design was pretty spiky and nondescript, so I thought it was as good a beast mode as any.

 

I refer to the beast mode as a "spiny gosupu sea snail" as a nod to the Mystery of Convoy snail-like Gosupu enemies, but I didn't picture him looking quite like them. That giant eye that was on his chest would certainly feature prominently beast mode. It's something I intend to sketch up at some point.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:25 PM

Gonna pick up on Knock Out and Slide if nobody else is interested in them.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:59 PM

Gonna pick up on Knock Out and Slide if nobody else is interested in them.

As an editor, I think it would be good to do Slide and Oiler as a pair with a single profile.



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:02 PM

Yeah, Oiler's gonna be worked in there.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:33 PM

I'd like to claim Armada Red Alert, Armada Swindle, Armada Smokescreen, and RID Side Burn then.

 

Is your Swindle profile to be spun off from the cameo in Optimus Prime #19? And Smokescreen from Lost Light #2?


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:10 AM

As the most prolific artist on the original Battle Protocol....My body is ready. So, someone message me about some art on this. 

 

Hugging awesome.

 

If you can think of any other BPOG's who might be interested in joining the project please let them know!



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:45 PM

Just curious if the cbz version is available yet and I just missed the post? The pdf (for me, anyway) has a "glitch", I guess, where just as I'm almost to the bottom of Cosmos' profile the zoom drops down to where the text is almost unreadable and trying to reset/zoom back in results in needing to scroll side to side to read.



#31 Daniel Adkins

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:14 AM

Just curious if the cbz version is available yet and I just missed the post? The pdf (for me, anyway) has a "glitch", I guess, where just as I'm almost to the bottom of Cosmos' profile the zoom drops down to where the text is almost unreadable and trying to reset/zoom back in results in needing to scroll side to side to read.

Not yet. We're also going through and making some corrections to the first issue first. Be sure to keep your eyes glued to this thread for updates.



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Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:47 PM

Guys, I'm going to have to withdraw my claims. I've been poking at this for several days and the inspiration just isn't coming.


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:50 PM

No need to withdraw yet, Tyranno. We're not in a rush, there's no hard deadline, and we have tons of characters to fill future issues. Perhaps inspiration will strike at some point.

 

 

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 09:37 PM

Guys, I'm going to have to withdraw my claims. I've been poking at this for several days and the inspiration just isn't coming.

Yeah, like SoS said, no worries. If by chance someone else wants to do a character you claimed, then we'll worry about that. But you've got plenty of time to do your stuff.



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Posted 18 June 2018 - 08:00 PM

I think I'm gonna do Gunrunner if no one minds


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 09:55 PM

I think I'm gonna do Gunrunner if no one minds

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 11:33 PM

Has Wreck-Gar been claimed yet?



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Posted 19 June 2018 - 05:45 AM

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 08:54 PM

Updated the first post to include a section for reserved characters and a list of potential characters that could be tackled.



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Posted 20 June 2018 - 01:49 PM

Marvel characters seem to be allowed, and I got an idea for Tony Stark...





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