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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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#41 Chip

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:44 PM

QUOTE(Jetstorm @ Sep 5 2006, 02:16 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?

No stories are reprinted in both US and UK volumes. The UK reprints are only doing UK-exclusive stories.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:46 PM

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 09:46 PM

We now have the cover to Ruffolo's Sixshot book.

And... I think I might skip the issue. I know I'll end up buying the TPB, so it's not like I'll be missing out on the story.

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Posted 06 September 2006 - 10:00 PM

QUOTE(M Sipher @ Sep 6 2006, 10:46 PM) View Post

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It's really only severely lost on Rob Ruff and Pat Lee. Guido Guidi and EJ Su are rock solid on it, and Don Figueroa is on the ball 99% of the time. Ruffolo seems to have spent his time learning how to polish his coloring skills rather than decent perspective and proportions. I would hope, like Walky, that he's at least gotten his story direction act together.


QUOTE(Chip @ Sep 6 2006, 10:46 PM) View Post

We now have the cover to Ruffolo's Sixshot book.

And... I think I might skip the issue. I know I'll end up buying the TPB, so it's not like I'll be missing out on the story.

Yes, already posted. It already got my sufficiently frustrated reply.
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 10:33 AM


Why did Ruffolo have to be on the issue I looked forward to the most?!

Sixshot is TALL, blast you! Do you get paid extra to draw the Pat Lee puffy-legs™? And, gah, the two chest-flaps aren't even at the same angle....

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 11:29 AM

Here's Sixshot's original packaging artwork:

IPB Image

Look familiar?
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 02:20 AM

QUOTE(JustSix @ Sep 7 2006, 12:29 PM) View Post

Here's Sixshot's original packaging artwork:

IPB Image

Look familiar?

Ugh.

Just... ugh. You'd think he'd at least use an original pose. No wonder some of the IDW forum people are swooning over how "G1 box art"-esque it looks.

All we've seen is the cover and I already hate the thing. That's like a record.
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 08:08 PM

Yeah it's gonna be a cool issue even though Ruffolo is a crappy "artist".

I'd like to see a 2nd wave of Decepticon infiltration unit in Nebulos, specifically the Head/Target masters. Maybe Furman could give a decent origin to the "binary bonding" process. It seems like a good possibility, since the jig was up when Thunderwing attacked Nebulos, perhaps giving them all new alt-modes to "fit in".

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 09:22 PM

I'm pretty sure they're all Cybertronian, Thrust certainally is.

A "coincidence" of Nebulan and Cybryton vehicular technology would be lame. Maybe in a return adventure they'd not bother seeing there being no point and shift the story from desguise to something else.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:30 PM

Nebulan vehicles in the comic were like WWII war machines with a WWIII edge. I don't remember much from the cartoon except for some kind of giant killer excavator which I think became Skorponok. Neither fiction had the Transformers adapting to their technologies for alt-modes and kept them as Cybertronian/Futurisitc Earth ('cept for the animal HMs).

I'd assume that the Nebulan technology in IDW is very fuel-efficient, at least that's what I gather from that solar-powered plane thing. Like what Earth vehicles would be if we weren't reliant on fossil fuels.

Yeah I'm big on a continuity with longevity, which is why I never got into anything after Beast Machines. Well, I did a little, but I don't miss it. I think some Evolutions stories could be cool if they were really interesting, like a story set in the 50s during the Cold War with hot rod Autobots (even Tracks as a C1 Corvette) and you could play up the whole "alien robot death machines" which seemed to be the epitomy of what people thought were going to kill them back in those days. Sputnik Transformer? Rock on!

But on the other side, "Micromasters" was a part of the DW universe and was totally crappy so I skipped it and would've sooner bought "Hearts of Steel" had it come out then.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:13 AM

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http://www.tformers....=6476&mode=flat

I don't like his legs at all...


jeez. this thrills me even more that the Hot Rod one is still Roche work.


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Posted 21 September 2006 - 06:17 PM

We haven't seen anything from Mark Bright yet, but after Shockwave I'd be very happy if Nick was doing all of the Spotlights.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:43 PM

Yeah, especially since Rufollo is a-comin'. icon-kicker.gif

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 10:58 PM

i hope Simon doesn't have to go online and explain what was SUPPOSED to be going on in the comic -- stuff that should've been clear through the art, but was butchered Micromasters-style.


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Posted 21 September 2006 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE(Denyer @ Sep 21 2006, 04:17 PM) View Post

We haven't seen anything from Mark Bright yet, but after Shockwave I'd be very happy if Nick was doing all of the Spotlights.



actually, Bright's Nightbeat cover was shown in the slide at SDCC

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QUOTE(God Fire Convoy @ Sep 22 2006, 05:00 AM) View Post

Bright's Nightbeat cover was shown in the slide at SDCC

It's here as well -- I just don't really count covers as likely to be a good representation of the stuff inside. For some reason, that looks like a very low-res version with the lines rather uneven. There's lots more by him all over the web, though.

http://en.wikipedia....iki/M.D._Bright
http://www.mdbright....verine.jpg.html
http://www.mdbright....laimComics.html
http://www.comicartp...p?ArtistId=1162

Think we could be in for some retro goodness...

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 01:03 AM

well, there was a page of the nightbeat book in the Art Du jour too so xD

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 07:43 AM

QUOTE(lastmaximal @ Sep 21 2006, 11:58 PM) View Post

i hope Simon doesn't have to go online and explain what was SUPPOSED to be going on in the comic -- stuff that should've been clear through the art, but was butchered Micromasters-style.

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:29 AM

QUOTE(God Fire Convoy @ Sep 22 2006, 07:03 AM) View Post

well, there was a page of the nightbeat book in the Art Du jour too so xD

mwaha

Is it still around?

And are you on colours for that one, BTW?

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 02:24 PM

That link says Wildman was going to do the art for Sixshot? Man oh man... this makes Ruffolo's return all the more frightening.



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