Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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.

@  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.


Photo
- - - - -

Where Is Carmen Sandiego? On Netflix!


45 replies to this topic

#21 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7276 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 06 January 2019 - 07:00 PM

No, sometimes it's just a bad trailer or it's not indicative of the full product. Particularly with "TV" series. With a movie trailer, yeah, you're probably getting a fairly comprehensive picture of the movie. But there's a lot more room in a series to expand beyond what might be chosen to include in a trailer. 


WsuGTl1.jpg


#22 Rust

Rust

    Slightly Off

  • Supporter
  • 46502 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nebraska
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:04 PM

Here's what I took away from the trailer:

 

Carmen Sandiego is a member of V.I.L.E., an evil organization that trains thieves.

Someone is implicated as having died, and Carmen has a crisis of conscience

Decides to stop thieves from stealing stuff VILE wants by...stealing it herself.

 

Were I a parent looking into programming I'd be comfortable letting my child watch, that set up would already be a hard pass. Were I a fan of old Carmen Sandiego shows, this would still be a hard pass. Carmen Sandiego is not some Anti-Kim Possible. She's the bad guy.



#23 The Doctor Who

The Doctor Who

    Mummy...?

  • Supporter
  • 18245 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana, United States
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:11 PM

No, sometimes it's just a bad trailer or it's not indicative of the full product. Particularly with "TV" series. With a movie trailer, yeah, you're probably getting a fairly comprehensive picture of the movie. But there's a lot more room in a series to expand beyond what might be chosen to include in a trailer. 

Anything could be more than it appears, but it's not possible to judge what has not been experienced yet, therefore we must judge by what we can see.  If it comes out and winds up being amazing, then opinions will likely change.

 

Until then, all we have is the trailer and advertised premise.  Telling people not to have a reaction to the promotional material based on hypothetical future revelations is pointless and obstructive.  Why bother having a thread about it and discussing it if we can't have an opinion at this point?

 

 

Carmen Sandiego is not some Anti-Kim Possible. She's the bad guy.

I could see making her an anti-hero, but not putting her in the spotlight.  Make her someone who is convinced that the world's most priceless artifacts are best kept in one place, that they're genuinely safer in her keeping and it would be an interesting interpretation.

 

But putting her in the spotlight takes away one of the most central aspects of Carmen Sandiego: The mystique.  Make her the mysterious entity that gets between the Player and VILE, but don't make her less mysterious.


Edited by The Doctor Who, 06 January 2019 - 08:13 PM.

nzo8WYb.png


#24 Shadewing

Shadewing

    Artichoke of Misery

  • Supporter
  • 36472 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Nowhere.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:19 PM

The old 90's cartoon Carmen was not a bad guy she was an Antagonist. She had rules and morals. She's mostly about the thrill of the heist and getting away with it, then the crime itself. She sets up these elaborate heists wanting the heroes to try and stop her. She was against killing and the like. She is a professional almost along the lines of Captain Cold or Catwoman. Career Criminals that care about the job and getting it done clean, no mess no death, because they are not amaetures. But like Catwoman and Captain Cold she can be a protagonist, when there is a worst criminal then her out there. For all we know, by the end of this she's taken down the heads of VILE and taken it over herself, becuase she's already proven she can be the better theif.


3DS Friend Code: 0387-9040-3532

 

Twitch Channel

 

Youtube Replays

 

VOTE for what I play on 8/30!

 

Friday: Sonic Generations - Sunday: Transformers WFC - Tuesday: Little Inferno


#25 Maruten

Maruten
  • Staff
  • 7276 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 06 January 2019 - 09:00 PM

Anything could be more than it appears, but it's not possible to judge what has not been experienced yet, therefore we must judge by what we can see.  If it comes out and winds up being amazing, then opinions will likely change.

 

Until then, all we have is the trailer and advertised premise.  Telling people not to have a reaction to the promotional material based on hypothetical future revelations is pointless and obstructive.  Why bother having a thread about it and discussing it if we can't have an opinion at this point?

 

Fair points. I just think it's worth acknowledging that there can be more to a show than its trailers and "trailer with no appeal" is not a guarantee of "show that gets everything wrong". But of course you're right that the trailer is out there to persuade you to watch, and if it doesn't convince you then you're entitled to check out and it has quite possibly failed at its job (though obviously "what the trailer should give us" is pretty subjective).


WsuGTl1.jpg


#26 D Buster Prime

D Buster Prime

    Timeout. Do I convert?

  • Retired Staff
  • 26071 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Athens of America
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 07 January 2019 - 12:49 PM

*watches trailer*

Where in the world is Rockapella?

VOTE FOR SIDEWAYS:

He's on your side...except when he isn't!

Z7ACRD0.jpg

Spoiler

#27 Daith

Daith

    My Nyah brings all the girls to the yard

  • Supporter
  • 9161 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Longview, WA
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:35 PM

Book , Cover

Show, Trailer

Nuff Said

#28 PiratedTVPro

PiratedTVPro

    Quoth Akitsu, "NEVERMORE!"

  • Retired Staff
  • 14608 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Space Coast
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:44 PM

GUMSHOES!

                                                                       - Chief


Yep.

#29 Spark

Spark
  • Citizen
  • 39140 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 08 January 2019 - 05:21 PM

This looks like the best Erin Esurance series.


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

#30 Paladin

Paladin

    Have Zord, Will Travel

  • Citizen
  • 12445 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canton, Michigan
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:14 PM


Stuff for sale; every little bit helps. :) https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/143212-for-sale-3p-mp-potp-super-sentai-stuff TWITTER: Paladin4221

#31 spikeriley

spikeriley

    Time To Go Turbo!

  • Citizen
  • 3612 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:39 PM

I am going to watch this with an open mind just like I did with the reboots of The Magic School Bus and She-Ra.  I don't think it's fair to judge a show on one single trailer.

 

Besides, Carmen's long-time secret partner, Waldo, told me to or else.



#32 MsVirion

MsVirion
  • Retired Staff
  • 18837 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:15 PM

I like it. It takes basically "Where on Earth..." Carmen and tweaks her morality just slightly more righteous than it was. She's still a thief. She's still stealing things.

 

She's just doing it to keep it out of the hands of other thieves. And like Shadewing said there's a real possibility this sets up for her eventual take over of VILE.

 

Sure she's the 'bad guy' but a lot of media involving her presents her as not always having been the bad guy. I'm down to watch that, or at least give it a shot. 


Edited by Ms Virion, 11 January 2019 - 10:17 PM.


#33 Doin It To Ham

Doin It To Ham

    HAMHOLE

  • Supporter
  • 4324 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Interspecies Creamery
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:28 PM

Oh man, I opened the thread thinking they put the old gameshow on Netflix. Stink.

#34 Shadewing

Shadewing

    Artichoke of Misery

  • Supporter
  • 36472 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Nowhere.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 18 January 2019 - 09:54 AM

omg... the old cartoon theme... as elevator music in episode 2...

 

...And there is Zack and Ivy in ep 3... Not the same characters...

 

And the info dump about the locations between travel...

 

 

I think this series has my respect at the very least.


Edited by Shadewing, 18 January 2019 - 10:08 AM.

3DS Friend Code: 0387-9040-3532

 

Twitch Channel

 

Youtube Replays

 

VOTE for what I play on 8/30!

 

Friday: Sonic Generations - Sunday: Transformers WFC - Tuesday: Little Inferno


#35 Shadewing

Shadewing

    Artichoke of Misery

  • Supporter
  • 36472 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Nowhere.
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:41 AM

Further upping my respect, now the series is also homaging the game show as well.


3DS Friend Code: 0387-9040-3532

 

Twitch Channel

 

Youtube Replays

 

VOTE for what I play on 8/30!

 

Friday: Sonic Generations - Sunday: Transformers WFC - Tuesday: Little Inferno


#36 Daith

Daith

    My Nyah brings all the girls to the yard

  • Supporter
  • 9161 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Longview, WA
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:12 AM

Actually Netflix just let on that

Spoiler

 

That is a great call back



#37 Ryougabot

Ryougabot
  • Citizen
  • 1955 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:45 AM

It kind of reminds me of Rescue Bots


"Expect me when I arrive" - G'kar
Ryougabot

#38 Cybersnark

Cybersnark

    Sorry I'm late. Had to get my powersuit.

  • Citizen
  • 11330 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 27 January 2019 - 08:54 AM

Finally finished it. Need season 2 now.

And I kinda have a crush on Argent.

Spoiler

Edited by Cybersnark, 27 January 2019 - 08:54 AM.


#39 straut165415

straut165415
  • Protoform
  • 1 posts
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 08 February 2019 - 02:13 AM

I'm somewhat fearful yet I'll give it a shot.



#40 Monique

Monique

    Chaotic Neutral

  • Retired Staff
  • 8471 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 14 February 2019 - 07:41 PM

Finally finished it. Need season 2 now.

And I kinda have a crush on Argent.

Spoiler

 

Man there is something really sad that we went from the traditional gender roles of smart guy, dumb woman to smart woman dumb guy. It's like there can't be a balance or a mix or anything.





Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users