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@  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.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.


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#21 D Immortalis

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:24 PM

i dont usually cry when we lose someone...but he was truly unique. Him and Kirby gave us worlds and worlds to love...sigh, Excelsior, sir, Excslsior.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 03:33 PM

I'd been dreading this news for a few years now. Thankfully he left behind a legacy that has fueled the imaginations of millions.

I was fortunate enough to meet with him, briefly, last year, and personally give him my thanks. Goodbye you kooky old nut! Excelsior!

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:14 PM

it is at this poiny i suggest everyone read the recent Mister Miracle series...the use of "Funky Flashman" in it (who kirby based on stan) is, in alot of ways, the best homage to him ever.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:38 PM

Y'know I'm very glad I went to Hascon in 2017, because I got to see Stan Lee and stand about six feet from him in person, as he and his entourage completely blocked an isle I was trying to get down, and I know it's really silly but I'm still happy I get to say that I once had to change my course across a room because Stan Lee was in my way.

ZacWilliam, in a lot of ways his memorable voice, mannerisms and most of all the things he helped create means he's never ever really gonna be gone.
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:42 PM


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:46 PM

So long, Stan, and thank you for all the wonderful stories and characters you helped create.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:52 PM

An inconceivable loss, but he (super)soldiered on for so long that we all knew it wasn't far off. 

 

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 04:58 PM

An inconceivable loss, but he (super)soldiered on for so long that we all knew it wasn't far off. 

 

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:22 PM

The world greatest Super hero, has died, may he legacy endure for centuries to come!

 

Rest in Peace Stan, or come back and create brand new heroes for future generations!


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 05:43 PM

Well, tears are gonna be shed in the theaters when we see his cameos in the next couple Marvel movies, that's for sure.

 

RIP, Stan. Excelsior.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:01 PM

If Ditko weren't a Randian Objectivist, I'd love to hear the words he and Kirby have for Lee.
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 06:31 PM

They'd better add him to the character lineup in the Marvel Studios opening flicker. Just a little cameo of a few centimeters in one of the letters.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 07:36 PM

Geeze! I just found out a couple minutes ago. I mean, we knew it couldn't be too far off. He lived a long full life. Still, what do you say when the creator of the vast majority of your childhood heroes passes away?

Damnit! Just...damnit!
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 08:06 PM

Geeze! I just found out a couple minutes ago. I mean, we knew it couldn't be too far off. He lived a long full life. Still, what do you say when the creator of the vast majority of your childhood heroes passes away?

Damnit! Just...damnit!

 

Rest in peace until someone decides to revive you or clone you, or have a verison from another reailty appear?


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 09:47 PM

Closest i ever got to meeting him was at a chicago comiccon in...97 i think. He was signing at a table close to one i was waiting at and all i did was see him. Course i wouldve loved to meet him and get an autograph, but just seeing him was enough

Goodbye stan. Thanks for my childhood. You are gone but you will NEVER be forgotten

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 01:55 AM

Just found out.

Rest in peace, hero.

Up to what movies can we expect to still see his cameos? He must be done with Captain Marvel. But what about Infinity War 2? His most recent cameo would break the internet in retrospect because it has more meaning now.

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:14 AM

Hes got a few already filmed, but no number is given

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:56 AM

I always thought he'd be revealed to be 'the Beyonder' in the MCU as an extension of all the cameo gags.

It's obviously not happening now and would probably piss casual Marvelites off and take cinema goers out of the film but it'd be nice in it's own way.


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 08:19 AM

I've been a mess ever since I heard yesterday. I haven't cried this much over someone that I didn't really know since Leonard Nimoy and David Bowie.

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to get him to sign some comics over the years, and my wife and I made it our mission to get out picture taken with him the last time he came to Toronto.

 

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 08:56 AM

Another voice from my childhood passes. Yet the legacy of characters, teams, stories and cameos he has been a part of will live forever. On the page, and on the silver screen. Avengers 4 is going to be even more poignant now. I mean, regardless of whether that is his last last cameo.

And yeah, i would love for his cameos to be revealed as the Beyonder.

RIP Stan the Man!

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