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@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  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.


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#461 Eneon

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 01:15 PM

And the poll is up!

 

Our choices:

Ben Kenobi

Lando Calrissian

Gamorrean Guard

Snowtrooper

General Greivous

Sabine Wren

and

Darth Revan

 

 

I'm torn between Revan and Sabine.

I'd really like some KOTOR representation, but I'm not sure if I think Black Series can pull off a great Revan.

 

edit: I voted for Sabine, but it looks like Revan is currently winning.

 

This might be a case similar to how Beast Wars characters win the hall of fame.

All of the OT die hards are split between a few choices while fans of the other stuff are more focused.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 02 July 2015 - 01:21 PM.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 01:24 PM

Revan is NEVER going to be made otherwise.  Even the Rebels/Clone Wars characters have better chances of appearing (eventually), but aside from Sabine, that poll just shows how short sighted fans are.

 

While the Gamorrean is a bit of an outlier, pretty much EVERY hugging ONE of those options (again, short Revan and even Sabine) are undoubtedly on the shortlist to be done eventually.  Probably sooner rather than later.

 

To me that reflects poorly that fans are only interested in the "same old, same old".



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 01:28 PM

Yeah, like I said, my main reason for avoiding Revan is that I don't think action figures with full skirts are fun to pose.

Soft goods or plastic I'm not sure if I'll find it very appealing, personally. Will buy him(if he wins) anyway because it's Revan.

 

edit: Ummm....There doesn't seem to be any restriction to voting multiple times?


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 02 July 2015 - 01:34 PM.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 01:49 PM

Adam Pawlus has a review of sorts up for the SDCC First Order STormtrooper:

http://figureoftheda...y-day-2162.html



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:05 PM

Adam Pawlus has a review of sorts up for the SDCC First Order STormtrooper:

http://figureoftheda...y-day-2162.html

Hmm..Sounds like a bit of a downgrade for my tastes.

I plan on buying at least two uses of that mold(regular trooper and Captain Phasma), so I guess I'll see how much I care about the changes.




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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:50 PM

Voted for Reven, happy to see Sabine in second.

 

But seriously? I can't believe there are people that voted for the Gamorrean Guard and Snowtrooper out of all the others on the list. I mean I get wanting the Gamorrean to go with any other figures in Jabbas palace and the Snowtrooper was always a favorite of mine as a kid.

 

But a special fan vote poll? Why not Ben or Lando?



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 01:04 AM

Revan's at 42%. Even if the OT votes weren't split four ways that would still be hard to beat.

Weird for an "obscure" character that apparently only older gamer fans know about.(Going by comments on other sites.)

 

I wish I could show all the people voting for Grievous the leaked computer listing he's in.

 

I kind of wish there wasn't a final vote, and that just all of these characters were made into a wave or two.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 03 July 2015 - 01:05 AM.



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 07:30 AM

I went with Sabine, knowing that she probably doesn't have a chance. A couple years ago I would have been all over Revan, but now... Not so much.

 

I'm a bit surprised that Snowtrooper is so low in the polls. I would have thought troop builders would be flooding the poll for him - I guess maybe they think he's inevitable anyway?



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 09:31 AM

Revan's at 42%. Even if the OT votes weren't split four ways that would still be hard to beat.

Weird for an "obscure" character that apparently only older gamer fans know about.(Going by comments on other sites.)

 

I wish I could show all the people voting for Grievous the leaked computer listing he's in.

 

I kind of wish there wasn't a final vote, and that just all of these characters were made into a wave or two.

Historically, Hasbro has made all the characters from previous fan polls. Not all in one or two waves, but they get to them all eventually.


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Posted 03 July 2015 - 02:35 PM

I'm glad to see KOTOR get any new recognition at all, despite being in their EU trash can.

The list of figures I want from this line aren't long, but HK-47 is right at the top.



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 06:25 PM

People doing informal count ups of the nominations seem to think Mara Jade, Asajj Ventress, and Starkiller ranked higher than Sabine Wren.

I can't think up a reason all three of those characters would be skipped over other than them really wanting a Rebels character.

 

The rule was ANY Star Wars character except for those from Episode 7.

Maybe there are some fan site people are missing where Sabine was really popular?


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 03 July 2015 - 06:32 PM.



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Posted 03 July 2015 - 08:40 PM


KOTOR remains the second best Star Wars story after Empire IMO, and as others have said there's very little to no chance of him getting a figure otherwise so that's where I chime in.

ZacWilli, but Sabine is a really close second as I'd love to see her done in a realistic style.
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 10:19 PM

I think the real question every Old Republic-era fan is definitely thinking is "When are going to get the fully articulated in scale G0-T0 figure we deserve?".

Revan is just a precursor to his magnificence.




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Posted 03 July 2015 - 10:21 PM

I don't think you people understand how badly I want somebody to make a correct Max Rebo.

 

(I think Gentle Giant did it for a statue, but that's not a toy and doesn't count.)


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:27 AM

Don't know where I picked the idea up, but I like to take the discredited EU as in canon fiction. Basically after ROTJ publishers banked on writing stories about the heroes of Yavin. Hence why things are inconsistent or certain writers push an agenda.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:44 AM

I don't think you people understand how badly I want somebody to make a correct Max Rebo.
 
(I think Gentle Giant did it for a statue, but that's not a toy and doesn't count.)


Pretty sure their two renditions of Max Rebo were the same as every other version ever.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 01:29 AM

Naw, this one's a lot closer than most, though I think the legs still attach a little high on the body.

 

Edit: Aha, this one's even better: http://boba-fred-sta...fix/ggrebo2.JPG

 

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Edited by SwiftEagle, 04 July 2015 - 01:35 AM.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 08:56 AM

I really have no idea how that's significantly different than any other Max Rebo toy.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 09:15 AM

It's a blob guy sitting on top of the keyboard and playing with his feet, rather than an elephant guy standing inside it and playing with his hands. You can tell from the way the cushion is squashed and the limbs are jointed. (Plus, I noticed it and confirmed it with them when they showed it at Toy Fair years and years ago.)

 

There's a neat article about the "real" Max Rebo design here: http://www.starwars....tom-of-max-rebo


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Posted 06 July 2015 - 12:47 PM

There. I made a fixed one.

 

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