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@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?


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#21 dcjosh

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 03:51 PM

>__>

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 04:11 PM

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TFW2005 has received word that Rob Ruffalo, the artist that drew Dreamwave's Micromasters miniseries is set to pencil the Sixshot One Shot from IDW Publishing.



hmm... i hope he's learned from the backlash.


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Posted 01 September 2006 - 04:57 PM

..Why? Dear God, why?

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 05:50 PM

WHY?!


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Edited by M Sipher, 01 September 2006 - 05:51 PM.

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 09:19 PM

Well, I sort of see it like this. I'd give James "Brad" another shot at writing, just because of who was in charge of him at the time. I'd be willing to see what Ruffalo can do outside of Lee at least once.
If it is the exact same, then yeah...

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 03:55 AM

http://www.skyjammer...usymicroart.jpg
http://www.skyjammer...lousyridart.jpg
http://www.skyjammer...vehiclesart.jpg
http://www.skyjammer...dron-mutant.jpg

"House style" isn't the problem.

A complete and utter lack of understanding of composition, anatomy, basic physics...


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Posted 02 September 2006 - 04:34 AM

It'd certainly be good to see some preview pages before this one...

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 02:50 AM

QUOTE(God Fire Convoy @ Sep 1 2006, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
>__>

You have my sympathy if you're the colorist for that issue. Seriously.
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:12 PM

I remember when I critcized this guy back in Chicago at otfcc in 2004.

Worst Artist ever.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 09:47 PM

QUOTE(Spark @ Sep 3 2006, 12:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(God Fire Convoy @ Sep 1 2006, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

>__>

You have my sympathy if you're the colorist for that issue. Seriously.



nope

made the face because im kinda surprised by the huge outcry of "OMG he sux! nooooo!!!!!"

i mean. i half expected it but theres long threads on every major board about it icon-waspy.gif
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 01:21 AM

More and more people have come to the conclusion that an inability to draw proportions isn't just a stylistic difference since DW tanked.

The top link of Sipher's probably illustrates it most clearly -- Fort Max's shoulders shift size by a factor of two between two adjacent panels. As for what the hell happened to UM's head...

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:22 AM

im sure thered probably be the same reaction if by some stroke of luck i had to pencil anything, so i feel ya rob!

impress us all! xD

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:45 AM

Feel free to post those links to the relevant thread in the IDW forum, since I don't really feel like signing up for that.


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Posted 05 September 2006 - 01:16 PM

Okay, I've been looking at this page, and am confused on one point: which UK volumes reprints material also in US volumes? And which are which?

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Okay, I've been looking at this page, and am confused on one point: which UK volumes reprints material also in US volumes? And which are which?

I'm not quite following -- the Titan UK volumes don't duplicate material that's in the Titan US ones, if that's what you mean.

There's a UK story list here with US issue numbers noted where applicable:

http://tfarchive.com...php?s=storylist

It helps to have read some of the US material to follow what happens in the UK ones, but it's not essential -- by and large they're self-contained arcs that join up with each other rather than closely interweaving the US stuff.

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QUOTE(Denyer @ Sep 6 2006, 04:38 AM) View Post

QUOTE(Jetstorm @ Sep 5 2006, 07:16 PM) View Post

Okay, I've been looking at this page, and am confused on one point: which UK volumes reprints material also in US volumes? And which are which?

I'm not quite following -- the Titan UK volumes don't duplicate material that's in the Titan US ones, if that's what you mean.

There's a UK story list here with US issue numbers noted where applicable:

http://tfarchive.com...php?s=storylist

It helps to have read some of the US material to follow what happens in the UK ones, but it's not essential -- by and large they're self-contained arcs that join up with each other rather than closely interweaving the US stuff.


Oh, I see; I saw both of the Unicron-themed volumes, one from the US and one from the UK, and thought they were the same material. My bad.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 05:04 PM

There's a preview image of one of Rob Ruff's covers for the Sixshot Spotlight on IDW's Art Du Jour...

Not as puffy as his Micromasters work...still kinda squat though...
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 06:41 PM

Yeah, better than Micromasters but still terrible.

Sixshot never looks good with those wings flapped out across his arms like that, how can he move properly with the equivalent of flat boobies? You can fold them over, in fact, I think you're supposed to.

By the way Denyer, I was looking over the TF Archive site you post links to from your reviews recently and I read over the comic summaries and was really impressed with them. I've only read a few UK stories and the rest of the summaries in self-contained chunks but never altogether their US counterparts like that, very interesting, it adds a lot to G1 as a whole. I wish IDW would publish some UK stuff in Generations, like "Man of Iron" at least! That is an excellent introductory G1 story.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE(Shockprowl04 @ Sep 6 2006, 05:04 PM) View Post

There's a preview image of one of Rob Ruff's covers for the Sixshot Spotlight on IDW's Art Du Jour...

Not as puffy as his Micromasters work...still kinda squat though...



yeah, i was thinkign the same thing... almost like he's too used to drawing the micromasters, and poor Sixshot got the "squatty body" treatment... if this cover is any indication, the art in this issue will be a COMPLETE throwback to the DW days...

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:32 PM

Guy needs to stick to coloring. Even Sixshot's guns are stubby, and I wasn't sure that was possible, really.

If you take the torso and head (which is a little higher than it should be to pull that pose, but not enough to be notable like Pat Lee's floating head/arm Prime) and then ditch everything else on that body, including the wings, then you have the start of a good Sixshot sketch.

It annoys me that he's ignored details like the two ridges that should be on either foot, done something totally strange with the shoulder wheels, has the perspective on the chest fins all wrong, put a vent on the front of the jeep mode on the wrong side... when he's drawn the correct placement inches away. The perspective on either gun is also off slightly, particularly on the right hander (check the small barrel on the bottom as opposed to the main gunbarrel for Sixshot's right rifle, the large barrel versus the far back of the gun on the left). He's also left off the wing wolf claws on the forearms, but I can forgive that one since they'd be mostly behind the rifles anyway. The most galling thing to me is that the back (terribly shortened) wings have been drawn... coming out of his shoulders.


Perspective, god damn it. LEARN IT.


I'm going to have to skip this one just to save myself the unnecessary headaches. Seriously, I don't know if the dude's just lazy about the pencil work or what, but he sure seems to like to disguise things with his color work.

I will say that the wing wolf turned out decently, but the best part should be the center of attention, namely the robot mode.
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