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@  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.

@  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.


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#61 bigbot69

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 05:29 AM

I'm more than ok with this.

 

MCU did begin with real as you say, but they've been really clever is making the public accept it's a timey wimey wibbly wobbly kind of place of mystery


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 06:59 AM

Though the X-mythos also relies on mutants being feared and hated, while existing side-by-side with beloved aliens, enhanced humans, and gamma monstrocities.

It makes very little sense even within its own premise.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 08:05 AM


Bigotry and racial hatred has never been logical or intelligent in its choice of victim. It is by its very nature illogical and ignorant and unjustified.

-ZacWilliam, honestly I think that conflict between cheered Superhero and hated Mutant makes the "Mutant Metaphor" even stronger.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 08:36 AM

Spider Woman is likely off the table due to Sony.

Disney should just buy them too.
I really don't want the disney entertainment monopoly getting any more massive than it already is tbh. plus they literally already have Spider-Man in the mcu. That already happened without disney buying sony. I'm sure if anyone cared enough to make a spider-woman movie they could do that too.

besides Sony made Into the Spider-Verse, which is objectively the best superhero film ever made. so it'd be baffling to want to throw that away even it wasn't for something that we already have

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 11:13 AM

Heroes are out there.  In costume.  You can see them, you can recognize them.  Those damn dirty mutants could be anywhere.  They could be anyone.  They could be in your head right now and you wouldn't even know it.  


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 11:43 AM

Honestly, I wouldn't mind if they did the exact same thing the first X-Men movie did. Just open with someone giving a lecture about how people with this new gene have been popping up in recent years. Treat mutants and the x-gene as something that has been around for some time, but is an only recently discovered phenomenon. Like something that researchers have only just recently been able to identify and classify. And I think you can expand on the idea of how prejudice against mutants differs from public heroes like The Avengers.

 

I drew up a speculative list of upcoming releases based on announced shooting dates and confirmed news:

May 1, 2020 - Black Widow

Nov 6, 2020 - The Eternals

Feb 12, 2021 - Shang-Chi

May 7, 2021 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Nov 5, 2021 - Doctor Strange 2

Feb 18, 2022 - Black Panther 2

May 6, 2022 - ???

Jul 29, 2022 - ???

 

We also know Thor 4 and Captain Marvel 2 are being discussed as well, but until we get more info about a confirmed deal, it's hard to place them. Plus, things could always change.

 

Personally, my wish/pitch list includes:

Nova - Using Infinity War as a chance to recreate the Nova Corps with Rich Rider's original origin and some elements from the Annihilation crossover (featuring John C. Reily as Rhomman Dey/The Worldmind). Also, throw Chris Powell in this movie.

Fantastic Four - Use either Super-Skrull, Molecule Man, Kang, or Awesome Andy just DON'T USE DOCTOR DOOM AS THE MAIN VILLAIN. Have him be in a supporting role that Reed has to turn to in order to defeat the main villain. 

Ant-Man and the Wasp vs. Ant-Man and Atlas - Scott and Hope face off against Eric O'Grady and Erik Josten. Heck, throw Tom Foster and Raz Malhotra in there too.

Squadron Supreme - Literally just make a Justice League movie, Marvel. 

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

Marvel started with its least meta heroes and villains.  I think what we have in store now is to become more comic book.  Captain Marvel just coming out of the gate and in a few weeks Spiderman will be fighting people who are water and stuff.  I really think the X-Men are going to be folded in somehow, though maybe not in a way that we expect.  But I am more sure that the Fantastic Four will be along as soon as they can get it done.



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Posted 05 May 2019 - 01:09 PM

I'm kinda hoping Kang is the next big villain. He just has a lot of connections that make sense: Time Travel just introduced. Huge Avengers Villain. Nathanial Richards/Rama Tut connections to the FF, Iron Lad connection to Iron Man, Vision and the Young Avengers. Heck it's only a tiny stretch to tie him to Days of Future Past via Franklin Richards.

He'd be a good way to connect all the toys. And you could have a lot of fun with all his differing personas with different goals (Kang, Rama Tut, Immortus, Iron Lad, Scarlet Centurion, Victor Timely, etc all)

-ZacWilliam, either Kang or Secret Wars/Beyonder is what I would eventually build to next.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 02:39 PM

I'm really hoping for a new Iron Man.  Either the kid from 3 or Morgan Stark stepping into her dad's boots.

 

Ironbite-with RDJ making a cameo as the voice of her armor's AI.


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 03:02 PM

...I mean...

 

Rhodey's literally right there.



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Posted 05 May 2019 - 04:10 PM

Also a solo War Machine movie.

 

Ironbite-wonder how many movies Cheedle's got on his contract then.


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 04:30 PM

While it sure would be cute to see an Iron Toddler Morgan tearing up the town, I think we may be at least a few years away from seeing her again, unfortunately. Wouldn't surprise me at all if Tony left her a gift of armor she'll inherit later on, though.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 04:50 AM

Several weeks ago I took the Spider-man trailer as rumor confirmation.  Spider-man 1 had Tony looking over his shoulder the whole time.  Spider-man 2 has Happy doing some kind of handling on him and Nick Fury telling him to step up.  Iron Man is one of the happy positions that they CAN plug someone else straight into, but it is more interesting if they take a breather first and then replace Tony with someone a lot different.  I think we're going to have a flying Captain America next time out and that Spider-man was already Tony's protege and he won't be Iron Man, but he will be asked to take up some of Tony's slack for now.  Having the kid from Iron Man 3, about Peter's age, slip right into Iron Man armor steals a lot of the investement they've put in Peter.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:18 AM


It'd be interesting to see Iron Man 2020 show up (though I doubt it'd be fast enough to happen in actual 2020).

-ZacWilliam, also mostly unrelated I'd be super happy if Guardians 3 that has Thor in Space would introduce Beta-Ray Bill.
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Posted 06 May 2019 - 08:42 AM

I'm kinda hoping Kang is the next big villain. He just has a lot of connections that make sense: Time Travel just introduced. Huge Avengers Villain. Nathanial Richards/Rama Tut connections to the FF, Iron Lad connection to Iron Man, Vision and the Young Avengers. Heck it's only a tiny stretch to tie him to Days of Future Past via Franklin Richards.

He'd be a good way to connect all the toys. And you could have a lot of fun with all his differing personas with different goals (Kang, Rama Tut, Immortus, Iron Lad, Scarlet Centurion, Victor Timely, etc all)

-ZacWilliam, either Kang or Secret Wars/Beyonder is what I would eventually build to next.

 

One interesting tidbit,  one of the potential names for "Endgame" was "Secret Wars", but the Russo bros. decided not to use it since a lot of people working on the MCU want to do it as a potential film.

 

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That being said, I would expect any film adaptation of "Secret Wars" to be different then the original story.  The MCU films have done some diverging from the source material, for the better, so I look forward to seeing what they could do with it.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 09:32 AM

With Captain Marvel and Thor out in the cosmos, I suppose Guardians of the Galaxy will be the defacto 'Avengers' until they finish restructuring on Earth?

I'd rather Thor have his own adventures than staying with the Guardians though.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 09:51 AM

The new trailer for Spider Man deals with the world after Endgame.  I think we'll get a lot of questions answered in Far From Home. 


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:23 PM

Have we had any kind of confirmation that Thor will actually be in GotG 3? Of course it's the obvious assumption after Endgame, but I find it hard to imagine that Hemsworth would be interested in doing that. I just kind of assumed that like RDJ and Evans he's probably had enough. 

 

it would sure add some fun to the movie though. Not that the original Guardians crew need help with that.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:27 PM

If they keep the not-quite-chiseled Thor, I can see Hemsworth being onboard. His biggest gripes with the character was the workout routine to get into/maintain the shape for the role.

 

Not to mention, Thor had one of the best stories in the run up to Endgame. Thor 2, despite being arguably the worst MCU film, was the catalyst that built upon Thor's story from Ragnarok through Endgame...it was a hell of a journey and Endgame made the payoffs worthwhile.

 

I'm certainly hoping this rendition of the Unworthy Thor turns up in Guardians 3.

 

 

EDIT: Actually I like the dichotomy the MCU finds itself in. The real heavy hitters have moved to the cosmic stage, and Earth's left with the talented and powerful...but not ridiculously powerful. Sets the stage well for both Galactus on the cosmic stage and Doom to become a legitimate power on Earth.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:52 PM

He said he would be interested in Thor 4 with Taika Waititi behind the helm again.

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