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@  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.

@  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.


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#4981 Blot

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 02:29 PM

The Megazone 23 Kickstarter is live, and at the time of this posting, has 95% of its funding.



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Posted 18 August 2019 - 06:37 PM

Maria's group are awkward. I get the idea is they're forcing themselves to save humanity but they're so amateur in the first half and then the second half over compensates by ratcheting up the drama.


Yeah that's kinda stayed the same last I saw (AXZ).
 

Ver is an entertaining villain but I wondered how his ploys worked given how transparently evil he was. The cast all know how twisted he is and then 5 seconds later put faith in him.


I haven't seen G in a long time but I think out of the FIS crew he was really the one closest to having a solid plan.
 

Hibiki's plot was interesting but feels like the writers had to escape a corner because this is a franchise now and Hibiki's power would be difficult to escalate in a balanced way.


This reminds me that YuYuYu's sequel somehow caught up with three seasons of Symphogear's power escalation despite being six episodes.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:08 PM

 

Ver is an entertaining villain but I wondered how his ploys worked given how transparently evil he was. The cast all know how twisted he is and then 5 seconds later put faith in him.


I haven't seen G in a long time but I think out of the FIS crew he was really the one closest to having a solid plan.

 


I think out of all the villians in the show, he had the best plan, thou season 3 villian plan or agenda is pretty crazy worthy of Shockwave from TF, because of what they wanted to do. Season 4 villians plan goes AWOL, but it does result in a awesome scene involving Hibki dishing out punches and a few new/old tricks for the final battle of the season. As for the fifth season, so far, its ok but the character who seems to be the primary villian, his motives make next to no sense currently while the three who are doing the dirty work, I can kind of get what their motivations are, thou how they are going to acomplish that, hasn't been revealed yet!

 

Anyway, still watching Saint Seiya, in the part of the series where the four heroes must break through the twelve temples of the Gold Saints to face the main villian directly, the ep I just finished was where DeathMask finally got justice served upon him!

 

Also watching Grandblue Fantasy from Netflix, not a bad series so far, thou the flying lizard (who believes himself a dragon) appears to be voiced by the same person who voices Happy from Fairy Tail (I watching subtitled with original langauge) and they are using the exact same voice for the character, I certainly like this series more than Revisions, I felt that was a weak series that is let down by its main lead being a totally full of himself for more than half the season!


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:12 PM

The Megazone 23 Kickstarter is live, and at the time of this posting, has 95% of its funding.

 

 

I hope they do find and can add the old dubs, too.  I always loved when things, like the Giant Robo DVDs, had both dubs on them.

 

Now, the question is do I do the $60 or $90 tier.  Still have 28 days to decide, I guess.


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:47 PM

Season 4 villians plan goes AWOL,


Do you even know what the words you use actually mean?

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:24 AM

I think he might mean that AXZ's villain goes AWOL, which I mean if you were to take the term lightly he does just never do much and expect the rest of his team to pull up the slack even though they constantly prove themselves extremely useless.

 

Actually

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Hibiki's power would be difficult to escalate in a balanced way.

 

I'm slightly glad they never learned from this considering what happens in AXZ.


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 02:59 PM

Just watched the latest ep of Astra Lost in Space, good ep, I am really enjoying this series, with each revelation the show provides about its characters, how the relationships unfold, of course the comedy parts of the story are making this a great series to watch.

 

On a unrelated note, the English Language manga books of One piece have now overtaken the anime completely, I blame it on the relentless filler/flashbacks they used for the Reverie Arc, but it had to happen sometime and it did, in Wano!


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Posted 28 August 2019 - 09:22 PM

On a unrelated note, the English Language manga books of One piece have now overtaken the anime completely, I blame it on the relentless filler/flashbacks they used for the Reverie Arc, but it had to happen sometime and it did, in Wano!


I'm not sure what you're even trying to say here. If there was no filler, the anime would have a more sporadic broadcast schedule, so the manga translation would've caught up even in this hypothetical timeline.

Actually, that last part sounds like you already know that your reasoning doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 08:44 AM

 

On a unrelated note, the English Language manga books of One piece have now overtaken the anime completely, I blame it on the relentless filler/flashbacks they used for the Reverie Arc, but it had to happen sometime and it did, in Wano!


I'm not sure what you're even trying to say here. If there was no filler, the anime would have a more sporadic broadcast schedule, so the manga translation would've caught up even in this hypothetical timeline.

Actually, that last part sounds like you already know that your reasoning doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

 

 

It was on my mind at the time.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:09 AM

So uh... someone wanna give me a complete rundown of what's currently going on with Funimation? I saw they were trending on Twitter and when I looked further into the matter, it did not look good... I'm at work so I'm not going down the NSFW rabbit hole on a work computer.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:07 AM

Essentially from what I'm seeing is someone found some very hentaish audio tracks with the DBZ cast that was never meant to be public and the internet is burning them alive for it being hypocritical after firing Vic for less. 



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 09:30 AM

The Vic stuff isn't for here or there, but this sounds like a bad joke that accidentally got out. If it was all just adults messing around who really cares.

 

I mean, Funimation brought us gems like B Gata H Kei, High School DxD, Hybrid x Heart Magias, and Heaven's Lost Property, they aren't exactly a bastion for the pure of heart.


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 09:33 AM

whats the story on the chick with a rebreather?


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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:34 PM

Currently watching The Testament of Sister New Devil, not a bad series, thou I think it would benefit from the removal of the prevent parts.

 

I've also rewatched completely, Record of Grancrest War, not a bad series but in places it really lacks character development, mainly those following the two main leads of the series as many of the characters come off more 1D than fully fleshed out characters as much of the story focuses upon the larger picture of a war that being waged across a large continent and people seeking to claim crests and bloster their standing in the world.


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:08 PM

The Megazone 23 Kickstarter is live, and at the time of this posting, has 95% of its funding.

Almost forgot about this, made sure to do it today, as there is not much time left (though it is obviously funded.)


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 07:59 PM

Just been watching Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, movie 3, to be honest, its rather shallow in regards to the story presented, the animation is ok but the story is rather weak, one of the weakest anime film stories I seen, granted its a sequel to the TV series of the same name, still it feels rather weak in regards to its story.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 10:45 PM

wait wait just finding out theres a new Railgun series called A certain scientific Accelerator ...

 

Are you telling me they gave the little bastard his own series!!!! Nononoonononono what he did was unforgivable this sucks


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 11:55 PM

If there's one thing all LN otaku love it's the silver-haired rival guy who is the worst.


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 04:18 PM

Just finished Astra Lost in Space, overall, good anime, good animation, great story, well thought out, highly recomend it if you like a bit of adventure, mystery and good character development. I think its one of the best animes this season, I know its based on a manga but clearly the writer had a set goal in mind as they plotted the series!


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 11:44 PM

The manga was five volumes long, versus other shows where the manga is still ongoing when it ends. We've seen a lot more shows like this lately, especially in places like noitaminA.


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