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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  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.


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[OOC] Friendship Gardens mini RPG(s)

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#1 Zamuel

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:29 PM

Hello and welcome. This is the OOC thread for the Friendship Gardens mini campaign(s). The setting and NPC characters are inspired by Generation 2 of My Little Pony but the exact setup is more in line with Generation 4. However, it is not canon with any of my currently ongoing campaigns and really only canon with G4 itself in the most tangential ways (such as Celestia and Luna controlling the day/night cycle) and at that, not based on the current season (at best it would be comparable to mid Season 4).

This campaign is primarily meant to be a testing ground for a few concepts for the main Pony Tales - Aspirations of Harmony RPG system. Players will be (and already have been) pre-selected by the GM and they will be playing pre-built sample characters to help with the testing. Speaking of which, let's introduce those characters:

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Some may have noticed that these characters lack combat builds. This is not meant to be a high combat campaign both due to the setup and the fact that combat mostly doesn't need testing. In the event that combat comes up, adjustments will be temporarily made. Also, the character sheets have some deliberate layout differences that will hopefully work better.

Unlike usual for me, Friendship Gardens has a map. The original version of it was actually made by MyLittleEmpath years ago. While his copies of the map (and all of his FiM art) seemed to be deleted one day, I did discover I had an earlier copy saved away. I edited it for this campaign's needs. It is numbered but currently only the players know just what the locations are. I will note that 00 is the titular gardens that make up over half of the town:

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Various things will be revealed over time to both those viewing the campaign and the players.

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#2 Zamuel

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:33 PM

To answer a question before it is asked...

FG is not STOMP. It is a wholly separate campaign that will be run during STOMP's hiatus. When the first mini campaign ends, STOMP will return.
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:27 AM

Hmm, interesting.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:25 PM

I'm playing Swift Letter!


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:51 PM

Intriguing. Who are the other two?

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:08 PM

Who, indeed?



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:51 AM

Not me. Good luck everyone

 

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:43 PM

Intriguing. Who are the other two?

 

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 07:40 PM

WARNING!

MLP character building things who is not a carpenter or at least a farmer.

WARNING!


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 07:52 PM

Where's that gif of the pony with the hammer...

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:01 PM

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 08:06 PM

Excellent.

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 11:20 PM

Well well, Med. It seems like you are the one to bring the campaign its first skill check. You have a Stealth DC 10.
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Posted 21 January 2019 - 11:36 PM

Roll edited in. Typical. :D

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:40 AM

This is fun. I have to think hard about Swift Letter's posts, and it's reminding me how Night Cap really has become an automatic process. I have to actually be a writer again.


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 03:37 PM

lol I know right, I actually came up with a new OC at work this week, and I was logicing through some character introductions with stomp members and yeah, it felt weird to not say to myself "oh, of course, she'd just run over and give them a hug"  



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 04:39 PM

Think of all the voices you get to have in your head if you GM...
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:21 PM

yeah, that's okay. 



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:43 PM

What I will say is that the one voice I do struggle with is The Narrator. The tone is specific and only supposed to exist in STOMP but the tone has sometimes slipped into my narrating over in Mey Hem. I'm otherwise fine. The other side of that coin is when The Narrator isn't in effect in STOMP when it should be.

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:17 PM

Yeah, it's a little different when I'm still finding out what Timber is like. I have to be careful not to put in too much lewd/dark humor like I normally would. Eg, I almost had her talk about the table in the type of tone you'd use when announcing that a pet has to be put down. Silly Med, no one dies in Pony land!

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