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@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  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


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#1 Jenny

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:23 PM

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#2 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 06:28 PM

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#3 Broadside

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:18 PM

But MTMTE fingers.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:21 PM

Interesting that there seems to be some kind of fungi(?) growing out in the badlands.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:04 PM

First it was the helicopter, now its the jet.

I hope Cosmos attacks Cyclonus in the next IDW continuity.


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#6 MrBlud

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:34 PM

Shes seriously yelling at someone we cant see? And theyre not even on-panel?

Thats not how things work.

Hopefully its a spread page?

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#7 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:29 AM

"That's Cyclonus! He's running!", they say, not actually drawing it.

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:45 AM

But... We see Cyclonus... Right there... He's *on the page*... I mean... What???

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#9 Tindalos

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:53 AM

On the next page.

In the actual comic where the pages are next to each other, I can see it working better.



#10 Jenny

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:59 AM

What a strange complaint.


 

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#11 Salt-Man Z

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:31 AM

I mean, three quarters of that page are dedicated to spotting, pointing out, yelling at, and chasing someone that doesn't get pictured until the next page. It's a minor thing in the grand scheme of things, but it did take me out of the story for a couple of seconds.

Also, hey look, Whitman pencils on non-Orion/Megatron stuff!
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#12 Xaaron

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 10:32 AM

Show Don't Tell is one of the oldest rules of storytelling.

 

A panel of Cyclonus running is much more engaging than a panel of Chromia reacting to Cyclonus running, off-panel somewhere.



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:29 AM

But... We see Cyclonus... Right there... He's *on the page*... I mean... What???

 

I disagree; he is not on the page. He does not appear physically until the next page, and even if "Cyclonus" is a recognizable legacy name in this brand, it is still incongruous to see a name dropped when its owner is not depicted in a timely fashion for the scenario at hand i.e. at the exact moment when a law enforcer audibly exclaims to observe a suspicious person.

 

As a result of normal storytelling experience, I and others here would expect an evident name owner to appear in the same panel as when the name is significantly called out.


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#14 Locoman

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 12:54 PM

Is this the next evolution of the days when we used to crap on MTMTE/LL for not spoiling every twist in a 3 page preview?

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:04 PM

Cyclonus brought it in with him.

 

Hopefully that's all he brought. Rubble is real young.



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:13 PM

Also, hey look, Whitman pencils on non-Orion/Megatron stuff!

 

Are you sure?  This looks like Sara Pitre-Durocher to me, and her name is listed first after the writer on the cover.  



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:13 PM

What a strange complaint.

I can't agree with this more.  It may be the strangest complaint I've heard in all my years in the fandom, and that's saying a lot with this fandom.



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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:25 PM

I read a lot of comic books. It is a *weird* storytelling choice. That's just not how you generally want to tell a story in comics where you can (and absolutely should) literally show and not tell. The moment definitely struck me and took me back for a moment.

-ZacWilliam, it not the worst page ever or anything but it's not a good storytelling choice.

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:27 PM

 

What a strange complaint.

I can't agree with this more.  It may be the strangest complaint I've heard in all my years in the fandom, and that's saying a lot with this fandom.

 

I don't see how it's "strange" at all? I mean agree or disagree, it's a pretty straight forward "basic comic book page composition" critique. 



#20 Jenny

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:31 PM

I don't have the issue on hand to check, but issue 2 of MTMTE had something similar with Rewind

 

I mean I get the complaint but like, it's a minor thing in the end.


 

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