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@  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.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?


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#41 Ashley

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:36 PM

It's not like nuclocke is some official challenge. The rules are what you make of them.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:39 PM

True, but catching things willy-nilly kind of defeats the point.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:41 PM

Maybe we should make an Allspark Challenge rule list?

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Feb 8 2011, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe we should make an Allspark Challenge rule list?


Good idea.

Bulbapedia lists all these optional rules and all that, most of them kind of unnecessary (though I chose to take the rule banning duplicate captures so I wouldn't end up with a lot of Bidoofs).
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 10:59 PM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Feb 8 2011, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Asking about something even Bulbapedia doesn't explain and assuming there's no rules for it is cheating...?

I'm not anywhere CLOSE to the Great Marsh yet!


The Wiki doesn't (though perhaps there should be such an article), but the forums have a rather extensive thread on the subject.

http://bmgf.bulbagar...ead.php?t=64331

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:57 PM

Well lets get some of our own rules going

how about..


- No clones! you can only have 1 of each Pokemon. however catching a type that has already fainted and "died" is ok to replace it after its passed on
- In each new Route, Cave and Building you have 3 chances to catch a Pokemon. this means if a type appears you already have you have an additional 2 chances to get another type. if you fail to get a new poke or fail to catch anything in 3 gos stiff bickies no Pokemon for you!
- only allowed to have a maximum of 10 potions on you at any time eg (10x Potion, or 5x Potion 5 x Super potion, or 10 x Hyper, or 2x Potion 4 x super 4 x hyper. get it?)
- All Pokemon must be nicknamed
- You are allowed to catch Evos. e.g. if you have a Poliwag and a Polywhirl pops up you can catch it.


yeah these are stupid rules but nothing is final icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:06 AM

American/Canadian Celebi event date confirmed:

http://www.pokemongo.../#/news/celebi/
http://www.pokemongo.../#/news/celebi/

Feb. 21st through March 6th. No idea how they're going to manage that, considering the fact the distribution cartridge won't give out Celebi unless the system date is between the 27th and the 6th; but meh, I guess that's for Gamestop employees to puzzle over.



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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:59 AM

QUOTE(Goblez @ Feb 8 2011, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I shouldn't of done my nuzlocke on Ruby. I forgot that so many trainers early on in the game use full restores!!! its not like they are all Lance from the E4!!

The Rich Boy and the Lady with the Zigzagoons in the early routes have Full Restores, because they're... rich, I guess.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:24 AM

I love the ones that use full restore when a super potion would be overkill.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:44 AM

After my shiny rage I've decided to do a Nuzlocke run on a spare copy of Fire Red. For the safari zone/great marsh, the most lenient suggestion I can make is to count each of the zones within as a separate route which should give you something like 4~5 attempts since the regular rules of catching don't apply within the zone.

Right now I still at Viridian City and my team is:
Halfshell (Squirtle lv10)
Ozma (Mankey lv8)
Rattletrap (Rattata lv7)

Decided not to go the traditional route of naming my Squirtle, Yertle just in case the worst happens

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:23 AM

QUOTE(Mos'Pharaoh-tu @ Feb 8 2011, 10:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
True, but catching things willy-nilly kind of defeats the point.

But isn't the point of the game to try and catch one of everything? Aren't we standing on one point and defeating another in the process?
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:25 AM

I'm pretty sure that the point of this kind of challenge is to beat all of the gyms and whatnot despite the handicap, not to catch 'em all.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:24 PM

I'm defying the Legendary rule (because hug them, a Legendary counts as a Pokemon and it's not like they're so gamebreaking that having one of the damn things will suddenly make a Nuzlocke run easy).

After all, the only one I'd even run into in my Diamond run is Dialga, unless I actually go search out Giratina and catch nothing else in that cave.
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#54 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 07:44 PM

I know we've got a couple other Canadians here... the Ash's Pikachu event began today at Toys 'R' Us locations around Canada, and runs through the 20th. I'm planning to drop by a TRU tomorrow to pick some up on my Diamond, Platinum and SoulSilver carts.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:58 PM

A rule I'm applying on my Nuzlocke run will be to only use items I find or receive in the field; only buying pokeballs of various varieties. Those items that I do find can be used in or out of battle though.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:00 PM

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Feb 9 2011, 07:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I love the ones that use full restore when a super potion would be overkill.





in this instance the Pokemon were like lvl 9..an Oran berry would be overkill! XD

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:32 PM

Since it's a rule, Nuzlocke update!

Diddy (Chimchar) Lv 7
Doofus (Bidoof) Lv 5
Tweet (Starly) Lv 3


I'm grinding a bit before I go to Jubilife, I just wish I had gotten luckier and a Shinx had shown up instead of Starly. Oh well, I still have one more chance.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:43 PM

I lost my sweet sweet little Fran to a gym trainer in Veilstone, icon-screamer.gif and I lost Barb before that against my Rival. I managed to catch a Roselia(named Budley) to fill in the grass-shaped hole in my team but it's not the same!


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:12 PM

Hornesto (lv4 Weedle) just joined the team but his addition comes with a heavy heart. A bastard trainer's Weedle managed to poison both Rattletrap and Ozma in the Viridian woods, and with the single potion I had found I had to choose between life and death for my two partners on who could survive to the pokecenter; I chose Ozma.

Halfshell (Squirtle) lv10
Ozma (Mankey) lv8
Hornesto (Weedle) lv4

RIP
Rattletrap (Rattata) lv4-8

Half tempted to make an alt twitter account for this

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:13 AM

Poor little Plague (Zubat) bought the farm. It was pretty funny to turn around and see what he was up to, too. "Plague is staring intently at you."

Up to Ilex Forest now. Slowly making progress in between doing other stuff.

Scramble (Togepi) lvl 7
Sizzle (Mareep) lvl 14
Therazane (Geodude) lvl 17
Skithiryx (Giratina) lvl 14
Lockjaw (Totodile) lvl 15

RIP
Packrat (Rattata) lvl 4-5
Plague (Zubat) lvl 2-10



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