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@  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.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....


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#1 D Immortalis

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 12:45 AM

To start, im only posting this here because my parents suggested it, based on the charity work we as a community have done. (if this post is a problem please let me know and im sorry.)
 
3 weeks ago i started having problems with my right foot (this is my bad foot, from all my back injuries, but this was different), so i told my mom to get me the walker because i couldnt use my foot. I took some meds and went to bed and when i woke up saturday i fell into a chair and couldnt move my leg at all.
 
There i stayed for 2 days because no one realized what was actuallly going on, we thought it was just my back being really bad mixed with the flu.
 
Monday i took an ambulance to the hospital and found out i was in Full Kidney Failure, my liver was failing, and i had a mysterious case of Rhabdomyolysis. I also has a mild heart attack and based on how messed up my right arm is, a stroke of some kind.
 
Emergency Dialysis followed, along with tons of tests, and a muscle biopsy of my right leg...So far there are still no answers as to why this happened to me, but the hell thats followed certainly isnt mysterious.
 
I have ZERO use of my right foot, i cannot use it at all. My right leg, from the butt down to the ankle has little to no feeling except pain. And when i say pain, i mean pain like i have never experienced before, especially in my dead foot...its indesceibably intense at times. and my right leg is still swollen as well, which is kinda scary.
 
I am currently in a Rehab facility working on trying to walk and use that leg again...its been a week of that so far and needless to say things look both hopeful and grim.
 
As it stands, my insurance doesnt cover the kind of Hospital Bed i'll need when i eventualy go home, and they dont cover a bunch of other stuff. All we're trying to do is take the burden off my parents a little bit, as we are not people of means (basically dad can afford our rent, bills, and food...wile still haveing a little left over to live on, mom cant work as shes disabled with back problems and a handful of other things, and me, we all know my situation.)
 
I would never come to you guys, hat in hand, like this...but to be honest i'm turning to every possible place i can...and i know the kind of people the Allspark is as a community. So im putting a link to the GOFUNDME page a friend set up for me.
 
I have hope i can survive this...but im scared.
 

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 05:10 PM

Oh my god! That sounds horrible. I'll pitch in what I can.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 05:50 PM

Dude I really hope things get better for you and that your able to recover


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#4 D Immortalis

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 11:12 PM

thanks guys...can always count on this community.

 

the road ahead is gonna be hard as all...i still cant feel most of my leg or use my foot...but i was able to use the walker and very painfully get to the bathroom, like a big boy! lol

 

so every little milestone counts i guess.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:10 AM

Oh yikes, that's scary, I can't even imagine. *hugs* I'll see what I can do.

Edit: I'll be taking commissions for this. Hopefully it'll help raise more funds.

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#6 D Immortalis

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 11:13 PM

Figured id give a bit of an update:

 

Both of the physical and occupational therapists are saying im doing much better...theyre letting me "walk" around the room alone and go to the bathroom by myself...i "walked" almost 150ft today.

 

Reason i put Walk in qoutes, is because yes, im up and moving, but i still have no use of my right foot, no feeling in it or the ankle, most of my leg is still swollen and numb...and the pain in the foot/ankle/calf is so insane that none of the other milestones matter to me.

 

i havent slept more than 2.5 hours a night in 4 days...because of the pain.

 

im working hard, im trying, im doing everything i can do...but without the feeling or use of the foot, and with the pain at the level its at...i dont know how much i have in me....and that scares me.


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 07:28 AM

I'm guessing you're already on strong painkillers. Some improvement is good though. Hang in there, we're rooting for you.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:13 AM

i been on painkillers for almost 20yrs...and what im on now is barely scratching the surface of what i actually need. what i was on in the hospital was working (15mg oxycodone every 4hrs), but my pain management doctor freaked out at that and put me on 2 10mg percocet a day and 2 time release morphine a day...i might as well be taking ibuprofren.

 

i just want to be comfortable...but its starting to look like that'll never happen again.


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 04:53 AM

If you've been taking painkillers for that long, that may be the cause of the kidney failure. The rhabdomyolysis on the other hand may be due to the back injury you sustained. While most injuries don't cause rhabdomyolysis at such a level, decreased kidney function would mean that the myoglobin couldn't be disposed of and it accumulated in the blood. This in turn would have caused some liver damage. Can't be 100% sure without a full history and record though. 

 

From what you described, it seems that you were in a state of uremia. While it's hell during the condition itself and the immediate recovery period, once your body chemistry starts to stabilize, the symptoms should become more tolerable. Take things slowly, because decreased renal function doesn't cause any symptoms until the body chemistry is completely and totally hugged up. While it's hard to say up to what extent without knowing the state of your kidneys and other comorbid conditions, with proper medication and lifestyle, most patients regain quite a bit of function. 

 

The most important thing right now is to find out the etiology of the kidney injury. 


Edited by unluckiness, 08 April 2019 - 04:57 AM.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 07:35 PM

from what the doctors have said, even though they have no real idea why it happened (though i think my friend and i figured it out...ill get tothat in a second)...they think its more likely all the OTC stuff i took, like ibuprofren, aleve, asprin, and tylenol. (yes i took that stuff along with the painkillers and muscle relaxers, my pain has been that bad for the past year, even post surgery)...but again, they have no idea.

 

my kidneys and kidney functions are both close to 100% with no permanent damage...same with my liver...thankfully.

 

Ok, so a few months ago they said i had a "fatty liver" and my triglycerides were a little elevated...so they put me on Fenofibrate. since ive been on it, i havent felt great...muscle aches, headaches, kidney pain (i thought were kidney stones)....turns out theres a REALLY RARE side effect of Fenofibrate that does everything that happened to me...but my doctor poo-poo'd that idea....its still the best answer i got.


Edited by D Immortalis, 08 April 2019 - 07:35 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 11:17 PM

Monotherapy with fibrates have a very small chance of rhabdomyolysis. Like, so small that theyll write research papers examining that one case.

If you take them with at the same time as statins though, the risk is quite high.

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#12 D Immortalis

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 11:22 PM

yeah, i know the risk is super low...but ive gotten rare side effects from stuff before, ive gotten rare versions of pneumonia, the issue with my back in the way they've happened and the effects on the rest of my body are sort of a mystery (some doctors have described it as some for of "A Degenerative Bone Disorder", but have never been able to figure it out)...

 

so, for me to get something that has like a .01 chance of happening isn't out of the realm of possibility, lol.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 01:49 AM

May be an autoimmune condition like polymyositis if there's no kidney involvement (good news that, by the way). The muscle biopsy and bloodwork should confirm or rule that out. 


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#14 D Immortalis

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 12:44 PM

the biopsy results came back inconclusive...so theres that lol


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Posted 23 April 2019 - 10:37 PM

so tomorrow i go home. back into the hel that was my life, only now its worse! hoooray!

 

'eh...knowing my new limitations is hard...owning my own wheelchair is kinda a thing that's killing me.

 

im so scared, and im so lost, and I just feel like I don't know how much ive got in me to live in this "new normal".

 

sigh.


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