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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  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.


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#41 Cybersnark

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:50 AM

Which means the spoilers will be everywhere by midnight tonight.

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:55 PM

Just finished watching season 2, not bad, the mirror mystery sort of get solved yet leaves another mystery. One moment, made me think of a quote from the Hobbit films, "That me lad, be a dragon!" Honestly, the character of Viren comes across more as someone who is paranoid as well as greedy, his kids, the son obviously didn't inheirt his father's mind and comes across more as a idiot, while the daughter, she obviously smarter than him, yet cares about her brother. Anyway, this season wasn't to bad thou I do feel there was the lack of consquences for Soren in the long term, in regards to his actions in a town, but that be spoiler if I go furier into detail, about the strangest part of this season, is the boat captain. It seems clear that dragons cannot talk, as humans would say hello to one another, so the baby dragon feelings are expressed through their facal expressions. The cliffhanger of the season was ok, I guess, nothing to really brag about, yet the adventure contuines!


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 12:24 AM

Finished season 2 tonight, nice.

 

There's basically three approaches to "power corrupts" in the characters so far.

 

1) I won't let it corrupt me, and I will reject tainted power. 

2) I won't let it corrupt me, I will find a way to use tainted power for good ends.

3) I tried playing by the rules, but hug it, gimme that sweet, sweet power.

 

Claudia and Soren sit on that knife edge of #2, both are inherently fairly nice people, but neither has a strong moral core either.  They're...normal people in that respect.  They don't have the moral fortitude to be the heroes, but neither are they so easily swayed to jump into evil.  They do bad things for reasons they think are good, and honestly regret it once they realize what they did.

 

As lunkheaded as he may be, Soren is still pretty complex in that regard.  He's the goon who asks the other goon, "Are we the bad guys?"

 

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:47 AM

Finished season 2 tonight, nice.

 

There's basically three approaches to "power corrupts" in the characters so far.

 

1) I won't let it corrupt me, and I will reject tainted power. 

2) I won't let it corrupt me, I will find a way to use tainted power for good ends.

3) I tried playing by the rules, but hug it, gimme that sweet, sweet power.

 

Claudia and Soren sit on that knife edge of #2, both are inherently fairly nice people, but neither has a strong moral core either.  They're...normal people in that respect.  They don't have the moral fortitude to be the heroes, but neither are they so easily swayed to jump into evil.  They do bad things for reasons they think are good, and honestly regret it once they realize what they did.

 

As lunkheaded as he may be, Soren is still pretty complex in that regard.  He's the goon who asks the other goon, "Are we the bad guys?"

 

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Yeah, this season did a lot to win me over with those two. Season 1 they just kinda feel like they're gonna be stock bad guys with Claudia maybe going all Azula. She still could for very different reasons now, but they really expanded on their characters in Season 2 to show they arent bad people and kinda really do want the best for our heroes while also still just wanting to please daddy.


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Posted 01 March 2019 - 10:52 AM

As someone pointed out elsewhere; we've seen Human Rayla, now (next season) it'll be time for Elf Callum.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:11 PM

Finally got around to the latest episodes. Really liked them, but they went by quick. I like that despite being airheads, that Claudia and Soren are complex characters.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 10:49 PM

Finally got around to the latest episodes. Really liked them, but they went by quick. I like that despite being airheads, that Claudia and Soren are complex characters.

 

That moment where he confessed to Claudia the nature of his secret objective given to him by their father was powerful.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 06:44 AM

 

Finally got around to the latest episodes. Really liked them, but they went by quick. I like that despite being airheads, that Claudia and Soren are complex characters.

 

That moment where he confessed to Claudia the nature of his secret objective given to him by their father was powerful.

 

Agreed.  Shows that he knew what he was doing was wrong, but wants to please his father above all else.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 09:00 AM

 

 

Finally got around to the latest episodes. Really liked them, but they went by quick. I like that despite being airheads, that Claudia and Soren are complex characters.

 

That moment where he confessed to Claudia the nature of his secret objective given to him by their father was powerful.

 

Agreed.  Shows that he knew what he was doing was wrong, but wants to please his father above all else.

 

And shook Claudia out of her comfort zone in regards to how she'd felt about their father.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 02:42 AM

Haven't seen the new season but saw this pic and I really don't remember this love amongst dragons book in Avatar.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:37 AM

In TLA, "Love Amongst the Dragons" was a play, not a book.  https://avatar.fando...gst_the_Dragons

 

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 05:27 PM

Any news on when the next batch of episodes comes out?


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 12:36 AM

Nope, they didn't mention a release date. They talked about the shows future plans (apparently its planed to run for seven seasons), then they talked about spin off book (graphic novels,a guidebook,,etc), a prequel story but their not sure if it'll be a film, or a comic, or a book at this stage, and went over the in-universe timeline.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:34 AM

Man, this show's practically still in its beginning stages and already are they planning to make it three times as big as Avatar the Last Airbender was.


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:42 AM

Man, this show's practically still in its beginning stages and already are they planning to make it three times as big as Avatar the Last Airbender was.

 

Well they got their sights on a larger picture but the real question is are they going to be to busy setup a larger world at the expence of the current storyline and characters?


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:36 PM

Man, this show's practically still in its beginning stages and already are they planning to make it three times as big as Avatar the Last Airbender was.

 

Each season in TDP has been 9 episodes, compared to 20 in ATLA. They may be planning more seasons, but they're on pace to end up with virtually the same number of episodes and amount of screen time.

 

What I find interesting is that they seem to be setting up an ATLA-type arc, where Callum will learn to connect to each source, but it apparently won't be in lockstep with the names of the seasons. He learned to connect to the Sky in the Sky book, but he never learned any Moon magic in the Moon book. Now that he's had a breakthrough, maybe he'll double time it next season and learn to connect to both Moon and Sun.

 

I'm also curious about the rebranding that will apparently happen after seasons 3 and 5. Absent a toyline marketing push, I wonder why they wouldn't have the whole series just be called The Dragon Prince. Might the next season be setting up a big curveball that will change the trajectory of the series?



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Posted 06 October 2019 - 03:16 PM

Nov 22, season 3 arrives:

 

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 04:28 PM

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 04:32 PM

That white dragons face, reminds me of something but I don't know what. Some cartoon yeti maybe?


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