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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  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.


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#4801 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:20 PM

It's actually the most recent Utawarumono series, "The False Faces", that Anime Network on Demand has up right now -

 

https://en.wikipedia...s_(2015–2016)

 

I watched the first episode early this morning and caught that. 

 

100% subtitles though; no one dubbed it. It's not the only subbed series they've had (Hidamari Sketch, Den-Oh Coil, and a few others come to mind), but it's possibly the "newest" show they've had up so perhaps there's been no turnaround time for it. 



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:33 AM

Gridman Anthology arrived.

This really is just an officially licensed doujin tier anthology, to the point that if you remove the jacket you find a two part Unfortunate Akane strip making fun of the cover.

I agree with Japanese fan reviews that for an official release this anthology does nothing to explore unseen hooks in the show. What we instead get is just gags and fanservice like Akane making a kaiju of herself inspired by a kaiju musume figure or Yuta trying on different feminine outfits.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:39 AM

Are there any spinoff anthologies that aren't like that? Only thing I remember from the first PMMM anthology was the teacher asking Kyubey to marry her.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 14 February 2019 - 05:41 AM.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:14 AM

Naruware~ /jokes about comic anthologies about anime from 2012 nobody will remember

 

I think it's better for really important canon stuff to stay out of stuff like that, or for a spinoff to 180 something that happened in a series so fresh in everybody's minds. I mean, it's a fun mindless thing. No problem with that.

 

 

Yuta trying on different feminine outfits.

 

brb I've got to go order... something completely unrelated to this

 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:44 PM

Next up on Anime On Demand: 

 

"My Love Story!", just in time for Valentine's Day. 

 

There's also some show called "Love Stage" that I've never heard of before now. 



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:35 PM

My Love Story is so good. I've been itching to rewatch it for a while, but haven't found the time. Maybe I'll squeeze in a few episodes tonight.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:56 PM

It's actually the most recent Utawarumono series, "The False Faces", that Anime Network on Demand has up right now -

 

https://en.wikipedia...s_(2015–2016)

 

I watched the first episode early this morning and caught that. 

 

100% subtitles though; no one dubbed it. It's not the only subbed series they've had (Hidamari Sketch, Den-Oh Coil, and a few others come to mind), but it's possibly the "newest" show they've had up so perhaps there's been no turnaround time for it. 

Actually, Sentai dubbed it, and got most of the actors from the original dub to reprise their roles.  Now I just hope they make an anime for the third game to finish the story.

 

And yes, My Love Story is quite good.  I just find shoujo manga/anime with male protagonists to be some of the more entertaining ones.

 

Also, Gun Gale Online popped up on Netflix, so I finally got to watch it.  GGO was my favorite game and segment from SAO, so I have been waiting to watch this spinoff for a while.  Only took two days to watch, and that was because I started the first day pretty late. 

I am glad I never read to much up into it (unlike knowing for a while what happens in Alicization), as I loved...

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As for what I am rewatching bit by bit while I do things like eat or feel like farming in F/GO, that is Soul Eater Not (and likely Soul Eater afterwards).


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:58 PM

There's also some show called "Love Stage" that I've never heard of before now. 

 

LOVE STAGE!! is a BL anime about an otaku boy from a family of models who is reunited with the actor boy he was in a commercial with once whilst crossdressing (while in a dress, again). I didn't watch much of it since it was inevitably Very Bad but the character played by DAIGO was really great.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:44 AM

recently finished

 

*Maid-Sama

 

*Hidamari Sketch (not including DVD-only episodes)

 

currently watching

 

*Log Horizon (two episodes a week)

 

*Hidamari Sketch 365 (two episodes a week)

 

*Say I Love You (one episode a week)

 

*Utawarumono: The False Faces (two episodes a week)

 

will start:

 

*My Love Story (I'll have to check)

 

I wish I'd have known about my having Anime On Demand before now. Money's been tight IRL so I've not been able to afford any streaming services; this is going a long way towards me getting caught back up on various shows and titles. 

 

Not all "On Demand" programming I get through my cable provider is free (some items, like certain movies, are still essentially pay-per-view), which is why I was so slow to poke around. 



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:46 AM

Naruware~ /jokes about comic anthologies about anime from 2012 nobody will remember
 
I think it's better for really important canon stuff to stay out of stuff like that, or for a spinoff to 180 something that happened in a series so fresh in everybody's minds. I mean, it's a fun mindless thing. No problem with that.
 

 
Yuta trying on different feminine outfits.

 
brb I've got to go order... something completely unrelated to this
 
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:47 AM

 

There's also some show called "Love Stage" that I've never heard of before now. 

 

LOVE STAGE!! is a BL anime about an otaku boy from a family of models who is reunited with the actor boy he was in a commercial with once whilst crossdressing (while in a dress, again). I didn't watch much of it since it was inevitably Very Bad but the character played by DAIGO was really great.

 

 

So basically, it's not really worth anyone's time then unless they're specifically into BL? 

 

The cable box in the rear of the house is too old to get the On Demand programming, so I have to wait until everyone else is asleep or out of the house and use the cable box in the living room. That's only about 1 - 2 hours a day, so I've had to pick and choose what I want to catch. 

 

Edit - I actually had to miss out on "School Live" because I just didn't have time in the day to watch it on top of the other shows I was doing at the time. I just have to hope it comes back around again. 


Edited by Fortress Ironhold, 15 February 2019 - 12:49 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:51 AM

 

[crossdressing Yuta]

 

Thank you~

 

Re:LOVE STAGE!!, yeah basically all recent BL is like that aside from the Doukyuusei film, which I haven't seen but I've heard good things about it.

 

I remember trying to ignore my parents' confused looks as I powered through Gundam SEED HD Remaster on the big front room TV. It was really awkward.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:01 PM

Hidarmari Sketch 365.

 

I understood when Anime Network On Demand skipped the two bonus episodes for Hidamari Sketch, leaving them DVD-only. 

 

...But they also skipped episode 3 of 365 as well. 

 

Episode numbering goes 1, 2, 4. 

 

I think I can get that individual episode off of iTunes, but it's still annoying. 



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:22 AM



Sums up a lot of my problems with the Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Especially MHA dominating categories it has no right winning.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:51 AM

Whats there to really embrace other than the Awards are a popularity contest pure and simple. Giving the vote to the people will sadly skew the vote to what is hot in the general mindset of anime fans. But there in lies the problem with such awards. How do we determine whos opinion matters to give praise to who deserves it.

Its the common problem with such awards. When I voted I did feel a disservice when voting on certain subjects. Especially the best movie catagory. I voted for MHA Two Heroes, but thats because it was the only film I had access to this year. Its probably one of the harder to judge since actual releases of Anime films outside of Ghibli and popular franchises films are usually not easily available to the public at large through legal means. Im fairly certain at least 3 others were more worthy but how can I vote for something I havent experienced? Similarly how does a person non fluent in Japanese give a fair vote to Japanese VAs

But on the other hand if not voted on by the populace I again pose the question, Who? If you take the vote away from the fans they will just as much anger their audience as much when their panels decide to snub the popular vote in favor of something they like instead. I did see Arkadas reaction to the Best movie reveal and I really dont blame him for his reaction, but other than putting his opinion out in the world through YouTube, who is he to judge everyone elses taste.

And ya the nominations were pretty weird this year. Outside of the continued MHA dominance cutting some of the catagories was pretty dumb and some of the nominations were pretty garbage.

As far as the presentation. I dont give a fig. Im glad to see the nominations give their notice but I rarely actually pay attention to the show itself. I really dont care if its just a bunch of people in a room or an amphitheater packed in with people. Sure if they want to pad it out with some cool performances, I really dont mind but it really doesnt matter to me either way as long as they nominees and winner get their recognition.

Edited by Daith, 23 February 2019 - 02:43 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:01 AM

I'm surprised the CR awards are still a thing, but in a good way. It means the company's publicity stuff is going well, and that can't be anything but good.

 

As for the Awards themselves, I'm honestly surprised to hear it was a giant popularity contest, but who cares? It's not like anybody takes what Crunchyroll says seriously, and even less so if anime fans themselves voted. I mean, on some macro level it might influence what CR decides to put their marketing money or production committee money behind, but if it's stuff like MHA instead of Shield Hero I'd have no problem with that either.

 

What I find ridiculous is how much Netflix anime was on the nominees list. What type of promotional message is "All the best anime is on Netflix, now watch more Crunchyroll!" They ended u having to give "Best Animation" and "Anime of the Year" to shows they don't have. In fact, AOTY is half Netflix.

 

Can't wait for Dragon Ball Super Broly to win Anime Film of the Year next year~


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:56 AM

Hmm, never cared too much of the results of awards shows, as, like this, they are often popularity contests.  I think one of the biggest factors are the nominations.  When some series are conspicuously missing (like Goblin Slayer), some I have never heard of (half the movies, though I did some research and saw I had read a few of the manga, it seems), and characters in the wrong categories (Momonga as antagonist?), it is hard to take them super seriously.  (Plus, looking at some of the stuff the judges had written about before)

 

But dealing with what was nominated, yeah, MHA had quite a few wins, but I don't think anything they won was really wrong (again, with what was nominated).  Fight scene could have been any of them, VA could have been any of them, though I probably would have picked Deku for best boy myself, and the antagonist would have been a toss up between All For One and Tsurumi.  Movie, yeah, though it was pretty fun, and the theater sold out where I saw it.

 

I guess the villain is one of the toughest for me, as over the past 25+ years I have been watching anime, there are really only about a dozen or two bad guys that I really think are great/memorable/love/hate/cool.  I mean, most anime bad guy/antagonists are perfectly serviceable, like Steppenwolf from Justice League, where the ones I really like and remember would be like Ultron, Red Skull, or even Helmut Zemo from the MCU.  I think I would put Lt. Tsurumi in with my favorites, due to the nature of the series, he can be either really fun, or you want to put a bullet between his eyes.  And All For One has a very western supervillain feeling, so that helps him a bunch.

 

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:32 AM

Grimms Notes Episode 7 addressed female characters who aren't covered up in snowy areas; Reina, whose outfit doesn't cover her shoulders, feels the chill immediately when the enter the realm of the Snow Queen.

 

Yet Shane, whose upper legs are exposed, is totally okay. I wonder if this was some sort of visual in-joke since Shane at least has a very big jacket and the whole scene was done waist-up.

 

It was also a strangely bland take on The Snow Queen which culminated in a blase ending which was weird because before this we had an episode where Snow White

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:56 AM

Don't you mean episode 7, not 8?

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:10 AM

Indeed I did,

 

The new thread name reminds me of this article: Millions of Anime Fans Relieved That More Anime is Coming.


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