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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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#1421 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 09:22 AM

It wouldnt really be a hand then would it?

Ah. That completely escaped me.

 

Unless it's an ALIEN HAND!

 

 

Which it isn't. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#1422 Locoman

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 09:35 AM

Let's be fair: there are plenty of Transformers out there with two, three, or four digits on each hand.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 04:39 PM

Yeah, I don't think it ever occurred to me that they were That Literally A Hand. 


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 05:55 AM

And lo did IDW Transformers lead into 'Mighty Orbots'.

GO! MIGHTY ORBOTS!

 

Also the universe of the Galaxy Rangers and Brave Starr.


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Posted 27 November 2018 - 07:25 PM

So this is a thing:
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#1426 repowers

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:38 PM

So IDW's having a Comixology sale!

 

I'm filling in the gaps in my collection.  Picked up the Visionaries crossover and a few odds and ends I missed in the confused mess of the crossover era. Apparently there was an Optimus Prime/First Strike one-shot that I completely missed, and I kinda wonder if there was anything else I missed in all the chaos.

 

AND!  The Sins of the Wreckers collection is $5, and includes the trade bonus content.  Worth a double dip.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 04:32 AM

Apparently there was an Optimus Prime/First Strike one-shot that I completely missed, and I kinda wonder if there was anything else I missed in all the chaos.

There's also a Transformers: First Strike one-shot, which forms the second part of a little two-part story with the Optimus Prime: First Strike one-shot.

The First Strike tie-in one-shots were... not well handled. Six one-shots which pair up to form three two-part stories... but the only way you'd know that is from reading the solicits. Nothing on the covers to tell you that!

Edited by Jalaguy, 13 December 2018 - 04:34 AM.


#1428 repowers

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:37 PM

I just skimmed a few wiki articles on First Strike and realized: I never read past the first issue or two. Either it was just too crossovery to deal with, or I wanted to wait and pick it up cheaper and then forgot about it. Don't remember, but either way, that's how I missed it. 


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 04:38 AM

First Strike frustrates me to this day, because it's a really excellent character-driven "Transformers vs. supervillains" story up until halfway through issue #6, at which point the story so far is pretty much tossed out the window in favour of shilling the Transformers vs. Visionaries mini instead.

First Strike #6 and TFs vs. Visionaries #1 were the peak of the new editorial team's utterly terrible decision making. I'm so glad they didn't end up marring Unicron somehow.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 05:30 AM

The thing that makes me sad is that this was the foundation for what could have been a really excellent Visionaries revival but is now forever stuck being a mostly excellent Visionaries revival that was birthed from a whole pile of bullshit.

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#1431 repowers

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 10:17 PM

I'll have to weigh in again after I've read it, but it seemed like Revolution 2.0, which is a bad sign. By nature I tend to find most crossovers painful at best. There's a stable of stock storybeats most of them have to hit, which I generally find pretty uncompelling; and cramming two casts into one book rarely does any of them any favors in terms of character development.

 

I devoured the Sins bonus stuff last night, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Some great insight into the thinking that goes into a book like that.  Roche made a pitch for a super-spy team story set on Earth post-Last Stand, featuring Jazz, Mirage, and a few other outlier/stealth type guys, and it sounds like it could've been a lot of fun. After being shelved for a long time elements of it wound up becoming part of Sins.


Edited by repowers, 15 December 2018 - 12:26 AM.

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#1432 Jalaguy

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 07:20 AM

This is coming from the perspective of somebody who enjoyed both (bar the last half of First Strike #6), but IMO Revolution and First Strike are very different comics.

Revolution is more big-scale and plot-driven and episodic - there's "the Transformers vs. G.I. Joe issue", "the issue where the Micronauts turn up", etc.

First Strike in comparison is far more tight and character-driven and serialised. There's basically just one main plot thing happening through the entire event - some supervillains have attacked Cybertron and are journeying to the planet's core - and everything else is rooted in the characters reacting to that in various ways and bouncing off each other. First Strike is basically just a Transformers/G.I. Joe story as well - the other franchises are supporting players at most, and some just cameos.

On that note, I will say that it definitely leans towards G.I. Joe in the same way Revolution leaned towards Transformers. Scarlett is basically the main character, so I can totally understand the TF fans who found it harder to get into.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 03:56 PM

I enjoyed First Strike a lot more than Revolution, ending of FS non-withstanding, because it was just TF/Joe With The Famous Joes, while Revolution was just a big blend of stuff I didn't care about beforehand, and cared about less afterwards.

 

None of my complaints apply to Ian Noble, though, because he is the Best.



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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:24 PM

I have a question about the digital version of The Wreckers Saga: does it include the bonus content from Last Stand and Sins? If not, I'll pass and just pick up Requiem. Otherwise I'll double dip while it's on sale. Thanks!



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Posted 03 January 2019 - 05:20 AM

I have a question about the digital version of The Wreckers Saga: does it include the bonus content from Last Stand and Sins? If not, I'll pass and just pick up Requiem. Otherwise I'll double dip while it's on sale. Thanks!


The Wreckers Saga has the "in-universe" bonus content from the LSOTW hardback (i.e. the comic strips, prose stories and character profiles), plus an art gallery (I forget exactly what, but I think it's at least some of the stuff from both LSOTW and SOTW), but it doesn't have the real-world behind-the-scenes material from any of the stories (not even the stuff from the back of the Requiem one-shot, if I remember right).

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:46 AM

 

I have a question about the digital version of The Wreckers Saga: does it include the bonus content from Last Stand and Sins? If not, I'll pass and just pick up Requiem. Otherwise I'll double dip while it's on sale. Thanks!


The Wreckers Saga has the "in-universe" bonus content from the LSOTW hardback (i.e. the comic strips, prose stories and character profiles), plus an art gallery (I forget exactly what, but I think it's at least some of the stuff from both LSOTW and SOTW), but it doesn't have the real-world behind-the-scenes material from any of the stories (not even the stuff from the back of the Requiem one-shot, if I remember right).

 

 

 

Cool, thanks! It was the prose stories I was mainly concerned with, since the digital copy of LSOTW didn't have them.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:12 AM

Anyhow, if anybody is a fan of Lost Light and can do voices, the lady making the Lost Light and Brooklyn 99 dub animations is looking for voice actors for her series versions of the whole darn thing.



Also if you like making scripts, for the sparkeater issue.

Whirl is one of the voice actors she's missing and I asked if he was to be voiced by a girl, since his Holo is a girl.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:24 AM

I've FINALLY gotten back into reading the comics, after taking a longer-than-intended break at the end of "Dark Cybertron".

 

I'm going in chronological-ish order, everything's going great, each story is better than the previous one, before I know it I'm at "Dying of the Light" which is maybe the best Transformers thing I've ever read, and then WHAM! "Revolution". The sudden difference in quality has given me whiplash.
 


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:31 AM

Anyhow, if anybody is a fan of Lost Light and can do voices, the lady making the Lost Light and Brooklyn 99 dub animations is looking for voice actors for her series versions of the whole darn thing.

 

Wow, that is some timing. I literally just stumbled across that "In a Nutshell" video not two minutes ago.


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