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@  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.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.


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#1 DocChloroplast

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:36 PM

https://www.hollywoo...ginning-1170456

 

TL;DR: War for Cybertron gets its tie-in. The article doesn't say if this is an on-going or a limited series, but either way, it would have to do something REALLY ambitious for me to look into this.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:41 PM

I swear to god if you do ANOTHER "Optimus and Megatron were best buddies and the war started because they tried to overthrow the corrupt government" I will murder something.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:44 PM

Also, if we could avoid the pitfalls of IDW's 13 and not have the "mysterious death" be a fridged ladybot that Prime and Megs crushed on, that'd be GREAT.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:46 PM

It is

 

Very hard to be enthused about yet another pre-war story.


 

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:49 PM

Those covers definitely make it seem a WFC: Seige tie in book. That could be good or could be bad.

This material has been covered a lot in modern times so unless they have a really cool fresh take this isn't an exciting direction. On the other hand I like anytime we dig into Cybertron culture so if they actually play with and develop that and do lots of creative worldbuilding then I'm 100% behind the setting. I just don't have a ton of faith that they will do that.

I do love the idea of the Comic syncing more to the toyline again as it provides a constant influx of new characters and at least theoretically the option for more nostalgic feels like the way the old Marvel book worked.

-ZacWilliam, I'll definitely check the first issue. Not a big fan of that Prime/Megatron cover though...

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For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:49 PM

So just "Transformers," no specific WFC and/or Siege branding. Definitely the new on-going continuity then. 

 

The writer is a fantasy novelist with no prior comic book experience? Hmm. 

 

Edit: He apparently has written for comics before, on IDW's short-lived Rogue Trooper title. 


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:54 PM

This material has been covered a lot in modern times so unless they have a really cool fresh take this isn't an exciting direction. On the other hand I like anytime we dig into Cybertron culture so if they actually play with and develop that and do lots of creative worldbuilding then I'm 100% behind the setting. I just don't have a ton of faith that they will do that.

 

See, this is kind of where I am, if not a bit more pessimistically. Cyberverse has been doing a fun job showing off what Cybertron was like pre/during the early parts of the war, and a book that really looks into what Cybertronians are like when they're not fighting/whining about fighting would be GREAT. But Siege takes so much inspiration from G1 that I'm afraid we won't even get that.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:57 PM

The story of Siege, such as it is, is "the day before the Ark launches and also there are MicroTargetmasters already." 

 

This...

 

The new series, titled simply Transformers, will see writer Brian Ruckley and artists Angel Hernandez and Ron Joseph tell the story of Cybertron before the war, and of the mysterious death that ended an age of peace on the planet. Bumblebee, soon to star in his own movie, will be one of the protagonists of the new title, which will publish twice a month.

 

 

...is quite a bit different from that. 



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:58 PM

The writer is a fantasy novelist with no prior comic book experience? Hmm.


finally, a transformers story written like conan the barbarian

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:00 PM

Hey, there's your Siege Leader Prime.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:00 PM

Set on Cybertron, with no humans? Count me in on being cautiously optimistic!


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:10 PM

My best-case scenario at the moment is that we'll get, like, a streamlined version of the -acies, with some Chaos Theory thrown in there for good measure, but...

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:11 PM

Hey, there's your Siege Leader Prime.

Who turns into Cybertron Prime's truck mode, as I'm sure many of us had predicted.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:15 PM

I'm skimming reviews of the writer's novels. Looks promising.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:15 PM

My best-case scenario at the moment is that we'll get, like, a streamlined version of the -acies, with some Chaos Theory thrown in there for good measure, but...

You're optimistic.  I'm guessing this will probably be a retread of Transformers Exodus with a lot more of first-episodes-of-G1 thrown in.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:16 PM

Yeah that is definitely Siege Magnus retooled into Optimus on that cover.  Truck front giving me some Cybertron/galaxy Force vibes. 

 

Might check it out.  I honestly dropped off the previous continuity wagon. So it might be good to start fresh again.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:17 PM

I'm so tired of every piece of modern G1 media that isn't the Sunbow cartoon being marketed as "Finally the never-before-seen story of _____!" (that of course has already been seen half a dozen times over the past 35 years.)


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:21 PM

I am interested to see what a new series built from the ground up, following all that IDW accomplished, will look like. I loved a lot of the IDW continuity but all the best parts of its early history were crammed into an existing frame.

It is going to follow the basic history beats we've seen before. I think that's appropriate. To get a truly new story without a lot of continuity hair splitting you would need to set it in a different era with a different cast, and while I would love that I don't begrudge this.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:22 PM

So what do we call this new continuity? The last one we just called IDW.

 

IDW G2?

Neo IDW?

Siegeverse?

IDW2: Electric Pineapples?

IDW: Here we go again?



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:24 PM

So what do we call this new continuity? The last one we just called IDW.

 

IDW G2?

Neo IDW?

Siegeverse?

IDW2: Electric Pineapples?

IDW: Here we go again?

 

IDW Part 2: Hasbro won't let us do anything but G1 now and forever.


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