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@  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.

@  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.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:39 AM

 

which I found interesting enough to want to see the next episode

 

This is about 400% weirder than anything that happened in your dream so do tell; how exactly was it interesting?

 

 

but it kinda feels like it didn't need to be an isekai anime.

 

There is no Shousetsu-born isekai anime that needed to be an isekai anime. At all.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 09:39 AM

I don't think you enjoy isekai animes.

 

I'd like to point out right now, I've seen very few.

 

(How not to summon a demon lord. In another world with my cell phone, that time I was reincarnated as a slime, and Rising of the Shield hero. That's basically it.)

 

Why did I find Isekai cheat magician interesting enough to continue?

 

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All in all it's enough to get me to check out the next episode when it drops.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 12:25 PM

They look so weird in CGI


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:16 PM

Wisemans GC only real claim to Isekai is that the kid is a prodigy because he sees how magic works from a scientific viewpoint allowing him to rework spells to greater effect. Its the same as Knights and Magics main lead being the robot wiz a few years back. If anything WMs GC is cute with the adorkable romance between him and Setcillian

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:26 PM

So far for this season, I've begun on:

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

Vinland Saga

Symphogear season 5 (this series is a bit crazy at times, but in a good way)

Astra Lost in Space (the latest ep kind of got me a bit with some tears in my eyes)


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:46 PM

Don't know anything about Knights and Magics. I haven't kept up with anime in years now. Re watching mostly older stuff for my anime stream.

 

To put it in perspective, I've not seen a single episode of Attack on Titan, which was HUGE for a while.

 

Ended up finishing Wiseman's Grandchild. Even if I had to find... "other" ways to watch the last few episodes because VRV is being a butt.

 

I actually enjoyed it. Makes me hope another season is coming due to how it ended.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:57 PM

I haven't seen Attack on Titan either, but maybe this is in part because I don't watched shonen manga adaptations as much anymore.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 04:14 PM

So Funimation has been running 4.99 digital sales weekly for seasons or half seasons on ITunes for a while. But this week is Cowboy Bebop! And supposedly its up for Amazon too!

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:05 PM

Don't know anything about Knights and Magics. I haven't kept up with anime in years now. Re watching mostly older stuff for my anime stream.

 

To put it in perspective, I've not seen a single episode of Attack on Titan, which was HUGE for a while.

 

Ended up finishing Wiseman's Grandchild. Even if I had to find... "other" ways to watch the last few episodes because VRV is being a butt.

 

I actually enjoyed it. Makes me hope another season is coming due to how it ended.

 

Knights and Magic is worth seeing for its story, the basic story is a computer programer who is also someone who loves to buy and build models of robots one day suddenly dies and he is reborn into another world and upon seeing a mech knight becomes in thrawled in it and wanting to be able to pilot it, one day, thus begins his story of taking a desgin of the mech knights and pretty much turning the world upside down, so try and see it, its only 13 eps, you can easily blow it off in a day.

 

Attack on Titan, takes a bit of time with its world building but it worth it, the first ep gives you a good sense of the world the gloom the main character has and what he sees as a problem before the disaster which kick starts part of the story happens, my favourte scene comes in season 2 but I'm not going to say what it is, here at least, unlike some of the other shonen adaptions, its not dragged out as like Boruto or One piece, its pretty much filler free as they spilt things into actual seasons with each season covering a single arc of the series more or less.


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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:32 PM

Knights and Magic sounds pretty interesting. I will have to check it out.

 

To be honest, if I haven't had the desire to go watch Attack on Titan yet. I don't think I am. I'm sure it's fine, but I just have no drive to see it.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 10:38 AM

I don't think you enjoy isekai animes.

 

I'd like to point out right now, I've seen very few.

 

(How not to summon a demon lord. In another world with my cell phone, that time I was reincarnated as a slime, and Rising of the Shield hero. That's basically it.)

 

That is a lot of isekai, actually. Overall the modern version* of the genre is like 20 shows at most.

 

I want to like LN adaptations, but they tend to have the same issues pop up over and over so you either build a tolerance (or just like it from the outset) or can't deal with it anymore.

 

Knight's & Magic is pretty great for the genre, I'd say. I even managed to get through three whole episodes.

 

*Vehicular manslaughter or whatever (but usually vehicular manslaughter) sends adult Japanese man to JRPG.

 

 

Makes me hope another season is coming due to how it ended.

 

A lot of LN adaptations tend to have either strangely wrapped up or open endings because they want you to read the LNs. However, I doubt Kenja no Mago/Wise Man's Grandchild is any localization team's priority.

 

 

To put it in perspective, I've not seen a single episode of Attack on Titan, which was HUGE for a while.

 

Lots of people haven't seen AoT. People with decent taste.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:20 PM

Knights and Magic sounds pretty interesting. I will have to check it out.

 

To be honest, if I haven't had the desire to go watch Attack on Titan yet. I don't think I am. I'm sure it's fine, but I just have no drive to see it.

 

Its up to you, it takes a while setting things up, the story gets somewhat complex as it reveals the mysteries and a lot of people die in some gursome fashion, its not like you have a so called war and no one dies, nearly everyone is fair game for death.


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:41 PM

Personally, with AoT, I started reading the manga when it first came out, then dropped it as I did not really care for the style or pacing. Then I saw the dub premiere at Anime Boston, and got hooked on the anime. I still quickly page through each new chapter, but I still really do not like the manga version much.

 

Promised Neverland COULD be similar to me, as I really did not find the manga interesting at all, but have heard good things about the anime, but am waiting until the BD release to see it.

 

As for Isekai Cheat Magician, unfortunately it is Aniplex, so who knows when I'll be able to see it, but I have been reading the manga version for a while now and have so far enjoyed it, though...

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:32 AM

How Heavy Are The Dumbbells You Lift?- Kinda standard light fanservice comedy show. I think its biggest problem is the low budget animation doesn't help a show where the visuals require sculpted physiques.

Magical Senpai- feels like a hentai that snuck into the regular season. The title character is cute but the show amounts to the title character getting into lewd situations because of her klutziness.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 05:34 AM

Alright, we can make it official. I guess there is just something wrong with me because I'm five episodes into Knights and Magic and bleh.

 

This show just isn't that good. Erel isn't that interesting to watch, the weird CGI choice for the mechs just doesn't look good against the traditional animation, and the plot seems weirdly paced.

 

There's too much of: "Thing happens"

 

Narrator: This seems out of nowhere now, but I promise it'll make sense later. OOOO FORSHADOWING.

 

I'm sticking with it, but it's barely keeping my interest.


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:15 PM

I never said the animation was great, much of the story for Knights and Magic is more revolving around the creation of the mech knights, plus its not a show to take to seriously, its more of a comedy in some respects


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 09:54 PM

Finished Knight's and Magic, and well sorry to say but it's easily one of the worst Isekai's I've finished.

 

Now I'm not trying to say the show is garbage or anything. It's watchable, but it just is not that interesting.

 

Far too much of the show is centered around mech design, with seemingly everything else being an after thought.

 

I really have to disagree with the statements that it's worth it for the story, because what a mess.

 

I never felt like I was experiencing this with the characters. It felt more like someone was holding a book and summarizing to me what was going on.

 

Seriously how many times did the story pause so the narrator could explain some background, or state things that are suppose to happen, but we never really see it.

 

"This event lead to something that would be known as this"

 

Yeah okay narrator, good to know I guess, but that's never really referenced by the characters like ever.

 

Speaking of the characters, I can barely remember them and I just finished the show. Quick what was the lady with the scar over her eye called? What was her motivation? 

 

She's barely in the show long enough for me to care. You get a quick line about said motivation and then she's gone.

 

In Wiseman's  Grandchild, when it comes to the villain's motivation, we get an entire episode flashback of what lead to this, and it's really interesting/fun to watch.

 

If they did that in Knight's and Magic the narrator would have simply stopped the show to explain to me what happened to him, and that's all you'd get. No visuals.

 

Oh well, I gave it a shot. Can't really recommend though.

 

Does make me curious though, for those who are saying it was good, what drew you in?


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:54 PM

I never said anything about it being good. But the kid getting to build his giant robots was the main draw for me to finish it.



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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:46 PM

 

I can barely remember them and I just finished the show.

 

I remember that the childhood friend girl was played by Ohashi Ayaka, and she had a good character design. I also remember the dwarf mechanics, because who doesn't remember dwarf robo-smiths.

 

 

Does make me curious though, for those who are saying it was good, what drew you in?

 

I mean, as I said, I watched three episodes then quit because of a lot of the same reasons you referenced, but I thought you'd like it more since you're into the LN genre and it has a couple of hallmarks.

 

However, I will say that anytime anybody decides to go for the whole "somebody builds their own magic robots" thing and it isn't an LN adaptation, I'll be all for it.


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