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@  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

@  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.


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#21 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:33 AM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 9 2012, 04:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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".

I never really felt that his earlier works were 'fanservice-y' in the stereotypical anime definition; aside from moments here and there, their fanservice moments mostly consisted of shout-outs to aspects of their own stories (weapons, fighting moves, etc.) and other franchises. That said, I do agree that there's a different, more 'serious' feel to this trailer alone compared to Haloid and Dead Fantasy - though to be fair, those two were essentially Fan-Wank-Rule-of-Cool cranked up to the max setting.

Also, with what you observed from Ruby's fighting style, I now expect White's fighting style to be elegant and dance-like, Black's to be feral and/or carnal in some way, and Yellow's to be (even more) unusual and showy - if I try and make guesses based on their silhouettes and colors. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:20 AM

QUOTE(Demovere Xeno @ Nov 9 2012, 11:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I never really felt that his earlier works were 'fanservice-y' in the stereotypical anime definition; aside from moments here and there, their fanservice moments mostly consisted of shout-outs to aspects of their own stories


There's the skimpy costumes, the dance videos, the whole "lesbian ending" to Haloid...

While obviously the skimpy outfits were directly lifted from their parent series, it's pretty blatant the kind of feel he was trying to give the whole thing...

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:58 PM

QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Nov 10 2012, 12:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Demovere Xeno @ Nov 9 2012, 11:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I never really felt that his earlier works were 'fanservice-y' in the stereotypical anime definition; aside from moments here and there, their fanservice moments mostly consisted of shout-outs to aspects of their own stories


There's the skimpy costumes, the dance videos, the whole "lesbian ending" to Haloid...

While obviously the skimpy outfits were directly lifted from their parent series, it's pretty blatant the kind of feel he was trying to give the whole thing...

Heh, maybe I've just gotten desensitized to fanservice. icon-fire.gif And I always stopped his previous videos before they got to the 'lesbian ending'/dance video parts. icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:00 AM

Just finished watching montys Dead Fantasy and Haloid.

Yeah, Haloid ending is just plain weird, but i was actually starting to enjoy the madness of Dead Fantasy. I'm guessing that if Dead Fantasy ever continues beyond the girls Gee dance video, Tifa will return.

Anyway seeing them and the RWBY trailer i am now very interested to see what this new series will.be, and i'm actually hoping it is Snow White, Belle and er Goldylocks?

Still it would be nice if Monty could return to Dead Fantasy sometime.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

Hey, it's White!

Fighting a Knight!


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

Awesome! I like Red a little better, but this was still cool!

I'm guessing the next one is Black then.

I hope we'll end up getting the 4 girls teaming up to fight a single enemy, this animator does a great job with tag-team fights.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:27 PM

QUOTE(Confuzor @ Feb 14 2013, 09:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Awesome! I like Red a little better, but this was still cool!

I'm guessing the next one is Black then.

I hope we'll end up getting the 4 girls teaming up to fight a single enemy, this animator does a great job with tag-team fights.


Isn't B 'Blue'?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

Dig the color changing sword.

Think I liked Red a bit more too. But this was still lovely to watch.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

QUOTE(Master Fwiffo @ Feb 14 2013, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Confuzor @ Feb 14 2013, 09:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Awesome! I like Red a little better, but this was still cool!

I'm guessing the next one is Black then.

I hope we'll end up getting the 4 girls teaming up to fight a single enemy, this animator does a great job with tag-team fights.


Isn't B 'Blue'?


Judging by that teaser image at the end of both videos it seems Black to me. Honestly, I'd prefer it to be Blue, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

I'm pretty sure it's black. Y'know, like the song lyrics say?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

Reminded me of Sucker Punch a wee bit.

Fantastic use of music in both trailers so far. Really stands out.

Very interesting weaponry in both trailers. I love the colour/ability changing sword.


What do we call Ruby's weapon? A 'Scyfle'?



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

QUOTE(Cat @ Feb 14 2013, 11:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What do we call Ruby's weapon? A 'Scyfle'?


If you must, I guess. Or just go by its official name "Crescent Rose".

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

Im loveing what Im seeing great music to

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

It might just be because Ruby was fighting dozens of foes while White was fighting only one (admittedly large) guy, but so far it's an interesting contrast between their fighting styles and their weapons. Ruby uses a big 'screw-you' weapon for relentless 'all-or-nothing' recoil-based attacks, while White dodges more and relies on powerful single strikes despite using a smaller blade.

If that really is the case, I hope Monty keeps using that concept to its visual advantage - imagine things like Ruby spinning all over the place while White expertly zips through openings in Ruby's attacks, locking their foes up and striking with precision. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

And can I get a game with Rubys fighting and weapon

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:26 AM

QUOTE(ZeroX @ Nov 10 2012, 03:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dead Fantasy started to get really disturbing by the time I stopped watching. Monty is good with creating over the top CGI fight sequences, but he needs to have someone else do the writing for him because I think he might have trouble reigning himself in.

Seriously, how did a series about "video game girls from different series having a huge random, but bloodless, battle" become "Tifa being graphically murdered in one of the most unpleasently drawn-out, misogynistic sequences to watch ever"?

And yeah, the whole lesbian female Master Chief and Samus fondling thing in Haloid.

That's why I'm reserving any and all excitement for this series until I see some actual character moments.


I enjoyed his videos more before he added the blood, I think the series is kind of 'dead in the water' at this point.

I always believed that was supposed to be Nicole, the female Spartan from Dead or Alive.

This series may not catch my interest as much as the previous one did, but he has gotten a lot better.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:00 PM

^Seems that way.

Anyone able to hear the Lyrics to this song at all?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(ZeroX @ Mar 22 2013, 09:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After reading some discussion, it appears that some people are speculating that Adam's(The real name of the guy in this trailer) rose motif makes him the "Beast" to Black's "Beauty".

Perhaps they are still keeping the Fairy Tale theme in subtle ways after all.


That was my line of thought after watching it. Beauty and the Beast.

Anyway, looking forward to Yellow, and the eventual series as well.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE(ZeroX @ Mar 22 2013, 05:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After reading some discussion, it appears that some people are speculating that Adam's(The real name of the guy in this trailer) rose motif makes him the "Beast" to Black's "Beauty".

Perhaps they are still keeping the Fairy Tale theme in subtle ways after all. It would also explain why a side character got such a massive role in Black's trailer.


I thought that Monty confirmed that all the characters where "inspired" by the fairy tale characters, but that the story wouldn't be governed by those same tales.

So you've got a Red Riding Hood-esque character, for example, but she wouldn't be confined to the woods and out to rescue her granny or anything like tha, and she won't always be fighting wolves. Just aping stylistic motifs.

Voice acting in this could've been a bit better, but it's hard to expect huge things from amateur works, and without professional recording equipment. Things like Red vs. Blue get away with it get away with it because they're comedic works, where the voice work is allowed to be goofy and "off", but it's more noticeable in "dramatic" works like this. Still, at least we're talkling "90's anime dub" and not "ear-bleedingly terrible".

And gunblade kama, eh? I guess that's a little different. Not quite as flashy as the first two, but this pair seems more defined by the team dynamic. Maybe. Not sure what's up with the "betrayal" at the end. Maybe there was just part of the mission she was secretly instructed to complete solo, or something. It certainly wasn't a malicious twist.



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