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@  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)


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


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

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?

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Live Action Beast Wars, do we need it?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:34 PM

I was gonna post this in the Bumblebee thread, but I figured by it's very nature it'd be off topic, so here we are.

What would a live action beast wars even look like?

Also, is this a thing we really need? I say this as someone who considers it my favorite, so don't think I'm not open to the idea, but...

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:37 PM

Considering how awful everything related to BW has been after the original I think I can safely say that we don't need it.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:42 PM







Also no.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:48 PM

I'm fine with it as long as it's a movie inspired by Beast Wars and not a movie about more Beast Wars like we had in 1996.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:50 PM

I'm not a BW fan, so... that obviously colours my thoughts on this. But.


Beast Wars is highly regarded. A lot of people will tell you it's much higher quality than the G1-era fiction. Consequently, if revisiting it I'd say we have more to lose, bigger shoes to fill, a higher bar etc... so I find it really hard to imagine a movie that satisfies BW fans. 


BW elements introduced in whatever "G1" movies follow Bee? Sure. That's a good start, let's see where that takes us maybe. 


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:51 PM

What's your definition of "live-action?" 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:52 PM

Honestly, if we stick with that universe I'd settle for introducing Bumblebee's achmemesis, Wasp.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:39 PM

Do it but no CGI


Every character is literally just an actor in a cheaply made costume, for both robot and beast mode.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:39 PM

You know, it's something I never really would have thought of as a question, but now that you ask, no. And "why", and "wut".


Would it be like Babe but with robot fights? Like I get how The Love Bug translated, but Babe? Or would it be more like the Detective Pikachu thing? Garfield (2004)?


Anything not based on the original cartoon would be ... literally re-pitching a toy line that was done and dusted two decades ago. Anything that was based in the cartoon, I just cannot see any part of that that benefits from being a live action movie. 


It's just ... so bizarre to imagine. So I appreciate the creativity. 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:41 PM

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 08:47 PM

I'm not sure BW would work as a live action film.

Do you do the prehistoric earth one? The modern one from the Bat Primal two pack? Do animal parts rip off as the robots transform? Wouldn't that be a little too intense for kids? Especially if they look like Disney's live action animals?

Now, a Spiderverse style BW? Using Primal or Razorbeast's crews? Yes, oh yes.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:00 PM

If they just film real animals and then cgi the robot parts using the same advanced tech that makes it look like Air Bud is actually talking, I am all in.

Bonus if the characters get eye animation like the dog in Big Bad Beetle Borgs.
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:31 PM

What's ironic is Beast Wars' original lore - about Autobots and Decepticons using biotechnology, mutant masks and the like, when Megatron was an Alligator and Optimus Prime was a Bat - actually sounds like the Hollywood pitch of the setting in light of the Bayverse films.


How mind blowing would that be that the initial run "test lore" ended up being what got translated onto the big screen?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:07 PM

Having less thought put into it - and fewer limitations on setting imposed by animation limitations - makes it sound like a simpler and more approachable concept for a movie at a glance. I don't think it holds up for much longer than that. Honestly, it's just an uninspired way to package a spinoff that would seem believable as an effort in any medium.


I don't know whether you're picturing a movie in 1996, 2007, or 2020, but in any of those contexts, it's "here's some guys you might have heard of, except we changed the gimmick." And in 1996 or 2007, you're less likely to have heard of them and the premise is even less relevant, because while it's probably not something people familiar with Transformers want, it sure does lean on knowing what that is. 


Basically there's a reason Beast Wars is fondly remembered and it's the fact it's not that.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:51 PM

This is clearly where the Jurassic Park franchise has been headed all along....


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:03 AM

Finally, a Transformers movie the general public will care even less about and that'll have to hit an even narrower "exactly like when I was a kid" target to please the fandom.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:35 AM

Would it be like Babe but with robot fights?

How about The Lion King with robot fights?

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:09 AM

I reeeeeally would like to hit the yes button but theres a lot of points in the thread already that make me feel like it would be a bad Idea Live action.



Now rolling it out as a purely animated affair like Marduk said, it could be fun. It's tough to imagine anything being better than the story we got in the original series, but hey maybe we can get Hasbro to redo Beast Machines :D

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:26 AM

Tired: Fan-casting a Beast Wars movie


Wired: Fan-casting a Beast Wars movie using ONLY actors who were in the recent two Jungle Book movies


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