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@  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.

@  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.


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#1 happy miracle

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:27 AM

It is with great sadness that I post this, but Allspark member (and beloved brother) Pennpenn (Timothy John Pennington) passed away sometime between the 12th and 13th of September, 2019 at the age of 36. Timothy was a gentle, kind person, and it is a struggle to find the words to explain what is felt by their absence, nor to pay them appropriate tribute. 

 

While I am his brother and have known him for as long as I have been alive, I only know so much about him. I know he loved Transformers, Games Workshop and Steven Universe, among other interests that we shared. Timothy was something of a private person, and as far as many people knew, kept to himself. 

 

I’d had an inkling that he was on this (or another) TF forum for some time, but I hadn’t anticipated that he was this involved with this community. Given how long Timothy posted, how often he did, it’s obvious to me that he had friendships, memories and experiences here that are not something I was aware of. 

 

So in paying respects to Pennpenn, I’d love to hear from you, either on this thread or privately, anything you feel defined him as a person. His jokes, his passions, the things that you remember him by. The things you loved or the things you found interesting. In seeing Timothy off, we want to make sure we have as full of a picture of the brother, son and friend we have all lost. 

 

Additionally, if you knew him IRL, reside in the ACT area and would like to pay your respects, there will be a service held in the coming days. If you would like to attend please just message me and I will make whatever arrangements I can. 

 

On the last note, without going in to too many details, I want to just tell anyone here still reading: If you ever need to reach out (for any reason), pease do it, and if you ever feel someone needs to be reached out to (for any reason), please do so. I know the world isolates us and keeps us apart, and that it is difficult to see one another as often as we’d like, especially in the flesh. But it is so important, now more than ever, that we care for one another, and that we make sure each other are safe. 

 

I'm happy to talk with anyone who this affects, just know you are not alone in your grief should you feel any. 

 

Thank you so much to you all. 


Edited by happy miracle, 18 September 2019 - 02:30 AM.


#2 Telly

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 01:42 AM

:(
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#3 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:09 AM

Oh no, thats awful. For what its worth, Ill or praying for you and your family.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:10 AM

I am immensely sorry for your family's loss and Pennpenn will be missed here on the Allspark.

I remember being really surprised to find out that Pennpenn was here in the ACT. I know there are other Canberra TF fans, obviously - several posting on OTCA/Ozformers (where Pennpenn was not a member AFAIK). But the Allspark doesn't have OTCA's narrow focus, and to meet another Canberran here in this big global community that we love... was just cool.

If there are other Canberrans here that I have been aware of... well, I guess they weren't as memorable to me as Pennpenn. :)

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:17 AM

Fun fact: I used to post on OTCA
Funner fact: I no longer post on OTCA

 

<3 

 

I am immensely sorry for your family's loss and Pennpenn will be missed here on the Allspark.

I remember being really surprised to find out that Pennpenn was here in the ACT. I know there are other Canberra TF fans, obviously - several posting on OTCA/Ozformers (where Pennpenn was not a member AFAIK). But the Allspark doesn't have OTCA's narrow focus, and to meet another Canberran here in this big global community that we love... was just cool.

If there are other Canberrans here that I have been aware of... well, I guess they weren't as memorable to me as Pennpenn. :)



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 04:27 AM

So sorry for your loss. =(

 

I didn't know him personally, rather I knew him best as a fellow regular in the P&R forum. 



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 04:35 AM

Aw man. I was hoping for a happier ending. May God watch over you and yours in this time of sadness.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 04:57 AM

In a forum this big, you have people who are your buddies that you talk to all the time and then you have people you see who post a lot. I'm sorry to say I didn't know Pennpenn too well personally. But I read enough of his posts and saw him around to know what a big part of this community he is.

There are people who, even if you don't know them personally, as a community you still feel it when they're no longer around. Pennpenn will be greatly missed.
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#9 MrBlud

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 05:47 AM

I didnt know him personally but his avatar always was familiar and I enjoyed reading his thoughts about things.

So sorry for your families loss :(

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:44 AM

While I didn't know him personally, he always was a pleasant and friendly member of the community. He will certainly be missed and you have my deepest condolences.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:47 AM

Only knew him from the Warcraft thread really. He was a member on the Allspark battle.net group. We didn't talk a whole lot but he was a familiar face for sure.

So sorry to hear of his passing. Sending good thoughts to you and your family.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:48 AM

I'm so sorry :(



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:00 AM

Sorry to hear about this. 


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 10:42 AM

Damn. My condolences to his family. We have lost one of our own.

#15 Teufel

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:08 PM

Sorry to hear that, he always came across like a thoughtful and bright guy in P&R even when I didn't agree with him.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:19 PM

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#17 wonko the sane?

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 01:03 PM

Awww man. Condolences.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:53 PM

My condolences. :-(

 

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:24 PM

Aw man this sucks PennPenn always was kind we got along great while I did not know him personally he still we be missed


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:33 PM

All my condolences, man.

We didn't really interact directly a lot, but he always seemed like a good person.

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