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@  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.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P


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#1 mx-01 archon

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:01 AM




For those of you out there who enjoy Monty Oum's slick, over-the-top anime-esque wire-fu choreography spectaculars, 2013's looking to be a real treat for the senses.

Seems to be aiming for a more dramatic/artistic feel than Rooster Teeth's Red vs. Blue web series. They're promising some story to go along with this, so it might not be just another Monty Oum self-indulgent fight-fest (as fun as those are).

Great sense of style to this trailer. The "superflat" artstyle, with the characters almost in silhouette, is gorgeous, and helps cover the roughness of the CG models (hey, not everyone can afford a Pixar-level supercomputer). Of course physics just flies out the window as Monty is wont to, but the girl does have a better sense of "weight" behind her movements than in some of his earlier works. The little lullaby-type melody they put together for this teaser is beautiful and haunting. Girl can sure hit some notes.



...and now I really want an action figure of "Red", complete with transforming scythe-rifle.


[edit]D'oh, wrong section

Edited by mx-01 archon, 08 November 2012 - 03:06 AM.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:47 AM

I like it! Stylish and slick, although for a second i thought the girl was vincent valentine.

This will hopefully be good. And guns that transform into melee weapons awesome!

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:24 AM

Very cool video. The scythe action reminded me of Ninja Gaiden.

Moving to General.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

Nice and the concept behind the scythe-rifle is actually pretty solid. If you break physics for it to work that is. Be interested to see where they go with this now that RvB animated isn't gonna go on.

Ironbite-more's the pity with that.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:15 AM

I've been watching that trailer over and over again since late Monday night. That song is stuck in my head now, and you're right, it is rather haunting. (and I like it!) Ruby's (Monty named her in the Drunk Tank Podcast yesterday) character design is fantastic! Loving the Scythe Rifle so very much and I cant wait to see what the other three ladies look like and who they are!

R - Ruby = Little Red Ridding Hood
W - ??? = Snow White?
B - ??? = Beauty and the Beast or Sleeping Beauty?
Y - ??? = Goldilocks?

Theory going around is that they are all based on the Brothers Grimm Fairy-tales. Cant wait to see just what Monty comes up with.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

I'm planning on watching it. Should be fun.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Nov 8 2012, 06:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice and the concept behind the scythe-rifle is actually pretty solid. If you break physics for it to work that is.


Obviously Ruby is Dante's daughter, for her to take those improbable shots, and for the massive recoil on that rifle to not tear her arms off every time she fires it unbraced (love how in the opening barrage she actually plants the pointy end in the ground as a makeshift monopod).

Not that it's likely that a .50cal generates that much recoil in the first place, and bullet jumping is purely within the realm of fantasy.

But that's what suspension of disbelief is for icon-waspy.gif.


The important part is that the concept makes you believe that it works, on which I think this is Monty's best work to date in that regard. In a lot of his previous videos (especially Dead Fantasy), the power levels of the characters would fluctuate wildly so that the characters could show off, but then be presented on fairly even grounds so that they all get their turns. There was little consistency with how strong an attack or power could be at any given moment, as long as it aided in extending the action.

Here, though, as I mentioned earlier, Ruby seems to move with a more grounded sense of "weight", and the mechanics of her weapon seem to work on a fairly consistent basis. As a result, there's a very visceral sense of "rhythm" to her movements, which really clicks, giving you a mechanical setting that while not realistic, is "believable" within its own confines. I certainly hope that feeling continues through to the full series, because it ups the already incredible fight choreography that Monty is known for to a whole other level. And if the series' writing is good enough to sell you on the characters, then all the better.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

I've enjoyed Monty's previous works, and seeing how much he's improved in this trailer alone is pretty incredible. The setting, the aesthetics, the fluidity, the music... just amazing.

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 8 2012, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...and now I really want an action figure of "Red", complete with transforming scythe-rifle.

Let's hope this becomes popular enough that Max Factory decides to extend an offer, then. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE(Demovere Xeno @ Nov 8 2012, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 8 2012, 12:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...and now I really want an action figure of "Red", complete with transforming scythe-rifle.

Let's hope this becomes popular enough that Max Factory decides to extend an offer, then. icon-fire.gif


One can only hope. They're the company that gave the world Figma Billy Herrington, after all.

Not to mention the massive merchandising campaign that followed Black Rock Shooter's creation. Somebody just needs to post these vids to NicoNico...

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

they had me at

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Nov 9 2012, 12:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they had me at

Pump action shotgun scythe



Ditto.

I await trailers for the other 3 girls.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Nov 8 2012, 10:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
they had me at

Pump action shotgun scythe


Shotgun Scythe that fires 50 cal rounds! Can't wait to see the other 3 girls, and to find out who they are and what they're capable of.

#13 mx-01 archon

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

Isn't it bolt action, rather than pump action?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 9 2012, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't it bolt action, rather than pump action?


I think so, yeah. It has the handle thing on the side that she pulls back and turns upward before turning it back down and in again.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

It occurs to me that if they're planning on getting all these characters together for a cohesive storyline, rather than just a bunch of solo vignettes, realistically Ruby here'd be a horrible teammate to have in close-quarters friendly-fire scenarios. Or even if she has to fight in populated areas.

Whenever she uses that recoil trick to boost her cutting power, there's a bullet coming out the end of that thing that's gonna ruin someone's day. Having to closely measure the angle of her scythe sweeps seems incredibly burdensome.


Of course, being a Monty Oum production, it's just another excuse for more improbable combat gymnastics, and it'll look glorious.

Edited by mx-01 archon, 09 November 2012 - 02:12 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

OMG! I was thinking about that last night! Like, you know how in just about EVERY group fight, they have that moment when they're back to back? How would that work with her weapon? I mean, sure she could turn it back into a Rifle/Shotgun and just shoot the enemy, but that's not nearly as flashy as the Scythe. (and we all know Monty LOVES his flashy, over the top fight scenes)

It'll be fun to see how Monty handle that. Plus like you said, a populated area would be problematic and collateral damage would be almost unavoidable.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

QUOTE(Airachnid @ Nov 9 2012, 02:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 9 2012, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Isn't it bolt action, rather than pump action?


I think so, yeah. It has the handle thing on the side that she pulls back and turns upward before turning it back down and in again.

The spent cartridges also appear to be some variety of high-powered rifle ammunition, not shotgun shells. (Shotgun shells aren't bottlenecked, for starts.)

I confess to being kinda mystified by the bolt action mechanism. It's a weird detail, and one I find kind of jarring. A pump seems like it would be more sensible (by virtue of being easier to use), and an autoloader would be infinitely more practical on this completely preposterous, totally made-up origami weapon.

Otherwise, it looks interesting, in an empty-headed, eye-candy sort of way. Rather like a lot of anime, honestly.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

QUOTE(Canthros @ Nov 9 2012, 01:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I confess to being kinda mystified by the bolt action mechanism. It's a weird detail, and one I find kind of jarring. A pump seems like it would be more sensible (by virtue of being easier to use), and an autoloader would be infinitely more practical on this completely preposterous, totally made-up origami weapon.


*ahem*

It could also turn out that this is set in some sort-of Steampunk fantasy world where automatic weapons don't exist yet, for all we know.

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Otherwise, it looks interesting, in an empty-headed, eye-candy sort of way. Rather like a lot of anime, honestly.


I'd rather not make that sort of judgement call without seeing any hint of the story they've got planned around this thing.

Also, we've gotta do something about your choices in anime icon-waspy.gif.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

Watching the trailer again, I got the impression that the second clip contains significantly more powerful rounds compared to the first clip. The blasts she fires after switching become larger and are black instead of white, the force behind said blasts is increased, and the clip itself is marked with a symbol while the first isn't.

Or I may be overanalyzing the Crazy Over-The-Top Fight Scene Trailer. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE(Demovere Xeno @ Nov 9 2012, 02:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Or I may be overanalyzing the Crazy Over-The-Top Fight Scene Trailer. icon-fire.gif


Join the club. Can't stop analyzing cause I can't stop watching it.

It's also kinda refreshing that Monty's toned down his usual fanservice angle, at least for this segment (given that the focal character is explicitly a younger girl. Who's to say what happens with the interpretation of "the fairest of them all", Snow White, or the other two?). Not to say that Ruby doesn't have her own brand of sexiness, but it's in the form of a demure, understated coquettishness laced with a confident professionalism, rather than skimpy outfits and the outright flirtatiousness of his previous videos. It goes a long way in presenting this project as something beyond his casual "exploitation" pieces, something more artistically "legitimate".



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