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@  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.

@  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.


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#1 Pale Rider

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 05:58 PM

I'm sure some of you know what I mean.  After a while, your collection of movies, TV shows, books, comics and video games exceeds the amount of time or energy that you have to consume it all and then it just keeps growing and growing to a point where you can no longer decide what to read/watch/play next.  Or am I the only one with this problem?


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:42 PM

I bought my wife the DVD Push when we first started dating. She watched it, handed it to me, and begged me to watch it myself. I promised her I would.

 

That was nine years ago. The pile hasn't gotten any smaller since.



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Posted 30 December 2018 - 07:45 PM

Do you have a book shelf full of physical media or have you gone mostly digital?



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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:26 PM

It's videogames for me this year. I'm in the middle of Route C of NieR: Automata and oh my god I'm freaking out at how great this game is. Then I have the DLC to Xenoblade 2 to go. I still need to get the Royal Pack for FFXV, that'll probably happen when Episode Ardyn nears release. January has Kingdom Hearts 3 looming. I still have to do the Story Mode for SoulCalibur VI. And I still need to do Dragonball FighterZ Story Mode as well.


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:33 PM



Do you have a book shelf full of physical media or have you gone mostly digital?

 

Book Shelves. I made a decree about five years ago to stop buying new media until I've worked through the pile.

 

*Laughs in Procrastinator*



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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:36 PM

Nier is so good

 

Anyway Im kinda caught up game wise

anime wise after Bloom into you its my X-Mas gift Bubblegum Crisis

 

TV shows Still need to finish Voltron S8 and Sabrina


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:49 PM

 


Do you have a book shelf full of physical media or have you gone mostly digital?

 

Book Shelves. I made a decree about five years ago to stop buying new media until I've worked through the pile.

 

*Laughs in Procrastinator*

 

How long did the decree actually last?



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:16 AM

Books, films, TV shows, I'm fine.

 

Video games... I bought two PS2 titles a few years ago... I think they're Onimusha 2 and 3. Never even took em out of the shrinkwrap. They were dirt cheap though.

 

 

Now... D&D miniatures to paint... Oh boy, that, I have a lot to paint. A lot. A loooooooooooooooot.


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 03:30 PM

My backlog is going to take more than one lifetime to clear. I get to make some very slow progress on TV shows and video games, but comic books and movies are just piling up ridiculously thanks to a combination of infrequently being in the mood to watch movies and the house never being quiet enough to enjoy a comic.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:11 PM

 

 


Do you have a book shelf full of physical media or have you gone mostly digital?

 

Book Shelves. I made a decree about five years ago to stop buying new media until I've worked through the pile.

 

*Laughs in Procrastinator*

 

How long did the decree actually last?

 

 

It's held more or less. Only really the Marvel catalog has been added to the pile on that front.

 

Honestly, delving through the pile has been a long standing goal of mine in the form of a "Late to the Party" review show. But as with everything, that too has been shelved.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:00 AM

My backlog's so bad I don't even know what's in it. Before I went broke I used to have a bad habit of buying movies by the boxload.

 

That isn't why I went broke but It didn't help.


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:15 AM

I could probably finish all the media in my backlog if I dedicate like a whole year to it and not start anything else but that sounds like a bit much.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:36 AM

Buried on almost all fronts except for podcasts, I drive a lot for work so it's hard to actually build up much of a backlog for long. I don't care for audiobooks so unfortunately I can't two kill two birds with one stone with those. The rest I can't imagine ever getting caught up on any of it, but that's a good problem to have!

 

I've only bought a relative handful of games over the last two years just because there's so many yet to be played in my Steam and GOG libraries that there's not much point buying additional stuff right now unless it's something I'd play right this second like Mount & Blade: Bannerlord (if it ever actually gets released.) And I've sat out the current generation of consoles; heaven help me if I need to get caught up on those, too.

 

Movies, TV, and anime are really piling up because right now I'm in a temporary set up. My brother and I bought a property with a couple houses so I'm hanging out in his until mine is done being remodeled which has been one speed bump after another but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Another aim is we're going to convert one of the outbuildings into a home theater. So since I'm just watching stuff on a 23 inch monitor right now I've limited what I watch quite a bit and am saving most of it for when I have a real set up in my house or the grand prize in a couple years, the theater room. I stopped streaming 15 minutes into the original Clash of the Titans the other night because I'd never seen it before, but was really digging it and want to watch on it something better than my monitor.

 

Which is admittedly silly, because with my luck when things are all ready to go I'll choke on some popcorn and die or something.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:45 PM

My backlog is in toys, which is pretty bad, since they don't have a runtime.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 09:55 PM


Mount & Blade: Bannerlord (if it ever actually gets released.)

 

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is actually scratching that itch surprisingly well for me. It's not 1 for 1, but it's something.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:22 PM

I think this somewhat illustrates how by backlog makes me feel.

 

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:46 PM

It makes you feel indestructible? :???



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:15 AM

Yes, that'll do.



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:33 PM

I've got Ultraman Dyna and most of Cosmos to watch, but MOTW Ultraman isn't something I can binge too well without multitasking.. well, with some exceptions anyways.  *eyes Mebius*  I also keep meaning to go watch Orville but have yet to get around to it.  That's about it show-wise, unless I get around to go back to the showa Kamen Rider series, but I sort of fell off that boat a while ago.

 

Game-wise I do have some I never played, but I don't have any intentions of playing a bunch of them either, just got them because they were free just in case. Starlink was the biggest one, and I beat that over my Christmas break from work. I suppose there's my way too many alts on Star Trek Online(which I picked up again recently) but I'm managing that by only doing a few specific things on them that are time-gated, and focusing on one thing at a time. It has made me remember why I really got to hate doing Admiralty on all my alts though.



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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:07 AM

Some of you people need much larger backlogs.





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