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@  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.

@  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.


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#521 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:22 AM

Whoops, probably should have posted here instead of the post MCU thread.

What the hex is this misleading piece of plastic?!? It shows the Titan Hero Series Thor in his time heist suit and he's NOT FAT.



Other folks must have noted it before but there is NO fat Thor action figure. He should totally get one. A fat Thor in-action figure.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:27 AM

Yeah, this is a known issue. Look at all the preview art, and the promo art, and the trailers. He's not Thicc-Thor there either.

All of which reinforces the comedic, fat-shaming aspect of Thor's initial reveal: You don't get the big lulz if you know going in that Thor has cultivated a beer-belly.

But yes, we need a damn Thicc-Thor action-figure.

Edited by CORVUS, 14 May 2019 - 11:28 AM.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:38 AM

I still don't see Fat Thor as fat shaming (and I'm speaking from someone who is at that 350-400lb range), or as very comical. Watching Endgame, Thor's reveal in New Asgard made me feel like Rocket and Hulk...uncomfortable. Yeah there were jokey bits, but even I noticed the theater's laughter was more...uncomfortable...than anything.

 

Thor was in a very bad place in Ragnarok/Infinity War and it carried into the Endgame with consequences, culminating in that beautiful scene with his mom.

 

I, for one, am grateful that the toys managed to not spoil that reveal and allowed the best damn subplot the MCU's run to run uncorrupted. And now that the movie is out and done, I fully expect a Marvel Legends figure complete with Stormbreaker, Mjolnir, and a exchangeable "battle braid" head sculpt.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 01:33 PM

Yeah, I don't agree. The whole thing opened up as typical "laugh at the fat guy" comedy, with the added bonus of turning the usual shirtless Thor scene on its head.

It definitely became something else, and is almost redeemed by the fact that he didn't get a magical diet-blast at the end, but the way it started was more than just a little problematic.

Am I ready to skewer somebody over it, like some people? No. But I'm not going to hand wave it away, or pooh-pooh on the feelings of those that were genuinely upset by it either.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 01:36 PM

Keep in mind the two people who actually made fun of Thor were Rocket and Rhodey.  Rocket is one of the rudest, crassest characters in the MCU, him not saying anything about Thor's weight would have been grossly out of character.

 

Rhodey has had to deal with Tony for years, so I don't expect him to be polite, and has had to been overworked trying to keep Earth together while Thor was busy wallowing in self pity.   On top of this he was seeing from afar another one of his friends, Hawkeye, become a psychotic killer.  This is a guy who tried to walk off a broken spine, I don't see him being very polite to Thor in all of this.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 01:37 PM

Not my point. I never argued that it would be in character for Rocket to just shrug it off, and say nothing. In fact, it would have been just as out of character for Rocket to say nothing, as it would have been for Peter Quill to stay calm when he finds out that Thanos murdered Gamora.

Let me also be clear before we end up veering too deeply into P&R territory. If you find it funny, I'm not saying that you're a horrible person or anything like that at all.

It was problematic, and that's essentially all I'm saying here.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:20 PM

...so apparently there is a "De-Femenized" fanedit floating around. 

 

https://twitter.com/...077096616697857


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 09:51 PM

...so apparently there is a "De-Femenized" fanedit floating around. 

 

https://twitter.com/...077096616697857

 

"Subscribe to Pewdiepie"

 

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 14 May 2019 - 10:14 PM

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:42 PM


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 15 May 2019 - 03:18 AM

The rat is Loki?!? Kidding, hehe.

I read some stuff about fat Thor connecting to depression, since Thor was wallowing on his failure. That's why it was an important moment for him when he called for Mjolnir and realized he was still worthy. It (and his heart to heart with his mom) got him on the upswing out of the hole he was in.

On the misdirection of the fat Thor in trailers, he was shown when he was still fit when it was before the Thanos beheading (like retrieving Stormbreaker by Captain Marvel bit). They could have produced a fit version of Thor based on pre-five years later.

But the toy actually shows him in the time heist suit and not fat. He wasn't shown like that at all in the movie (not even in the trailer. It was just the other guys walking in their suits). So the toy is an actual anomaly, because it didn't occur anywhere at all. He didn't even have the new beard.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:40 AM

...so apparently there is a "De-Femenized" fanedit floating around. 

 

https://twitter.com/...077096616697857

 

"Removed Thor talking to his mom. It's pointless."

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:56 AM

He didn't even have the new beard.

 

You know, it just hit me that the look of big-bearded Thor reminds me of that bearded guy at BotCon 2016 whose funny faces projected onto the big screen livened up the Farewell BotCon panel from being too somber an event.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 15 May 2019 - 11:34 AM

That's the second time I've seen Shaq edited as Thanos in an image in as many days.

I hereby request...nay, DEMAND that a short-film be made with Tom Holland as Spider-Man, whereby he and Hellcat try to defeat Thanos, played by Shaq, as he tries to get the cosmic cube, and make an escape in his Thanos-copter.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:22 PM

...so apparently there is a "De-Femenized" fanedit floating around. 

 

https://twitter.com/...077096616697857

 

Oh dear that first misogynistic comment about Hawkeye's daughter.

 

Ironbite-I bailed at that.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:44 PM



 



...so apparently there is a "De-Femenized" fanedit floating around. 

 

https://twitter.com/...077096616697857

 

Oh dear that first misogynistic comment about Hawkeye's daughter.

 

Ironbite-I bailed at that.

 

 

Then you missed their referring to the Wakanda language as apechat. 

 

Yikes.... 


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:51 PM

I went back.

 

Ironbite-a meteor would be too quick for us.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:03 PM

In terms of the Thor action figures: both Endgame AND Infinity War, Disney was playing MASSIVE misdirection in terms of the plot and merchandising.  The first wave of merchandising is FULL of misdirection: Iron Man never armored up in the team suit, Ronin was a whole 5 minutes, and War Machine has the wrong colors.

 

Besides, we're already seeing spoilers come out in terms of upcoming toys (Rescue, Hulk with the Nano-gautlet), it wouldn't surprise me if Thor gets a "final battle" release before the end of the line.  And if we're lucky, it'll be a bit "stockier".



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:47 PM

War Machine wore more than one armor in Endgame.

But yes, not just misdirection, but flat-out inaccuracy. The quantum realm uniforms are not supposed to be silver, they were white on screen.
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:16 AM

He didn't even have the new beard.

 
You know, it just hit me that the look of big-bearded Thor reminds me of that bearded guy at BotCon 2016 whose funny faces projected onto the big screen livened up the Farewell BotCon panel from being too somber an event.

I'm curious. Pic Pic! Or link.

Ronin wasn't even mentioned as a throwaway name, right?

Reverse thing but was there a Marvel team of just lady heroes in the comics? I know Captain America had an arc where all the supervillainess got together (Suprema Strategem something) and Black Mamba, Asp and Diamondback made up B.A.D. Girls. Did Colleen and Misty have a team up name?

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