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@  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.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.


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#41 Demovere Xeno

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:45 PM

One of the video comments noted that several of the crates on the train bore the same symbol that was visible in the cathedral in White's duel. If that was intentional, it could mean that White and Blake are, at the moment, on opposing sides (that same comment speculated that, going by the song in Ruby's video, White is a princess, and Blake is was possibly part of some kind of rebellion in turn). Also, that would mean that those robots are part of White's kingdom's army.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:10 AM

"White"'s name is Weiss.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:32 AM

I am really having trouble telling if Black has a hair bow or cat ears, enough that it was a distraction through most of the video.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:26 AM

It's definitely a bow.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 08:55 PM

....I love all of this.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:05 PM

You and me both! God I cant wait! Just a month and a half away now, I'm about to re-sub to the RT page once this and RvB start up.

But yeah, watching all 4 trailers has me jacked and read for this new series! I wonder if the 4th song will be on iTunes soon...

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:20 PM

That was cool looking, but with a number of obvious narrative issues.

Essentially, she went into a club, shook down an informant to learn absolutely nothing, then when given the option to walk away proceeds to kill everyone who, as far as we know, were not doing anything particularly evil up until that point. The whole thing was obviously an necessary set-up for the trailer, but it doesn't really do her character any favors.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:21 PM

Was that Blake on 'Yellow's' future-cellphone-thingy?

Also, Monty's really enjoying exploiting the recoil-based fighting styles, isn't he? icon-fire.gif

Also also... that's Ruby's voice?! icon-wildride.gif

Edit: looked around for a bit - 'Yellow's' name is Yang.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:38 PM

Yeah, Ruby's voice was a bit off I think. RvB has kinda gotten me used to much better voice work from these guys, but I'll get used to it.

Also, I think that place being a Night Club was a cover for that Syndicate working there. Possibly contract work with assassins and such, since Yang what looking for Blake.

Also again, I don't think Yang killed anyone, as everyone got up a ran/limped away.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 09:56 PM

... O_O I need to find where to buy a shirt that small that 'holds up' under that much pressure...

>_> but otherwise yes I enjoyed this trailer as much as the others... though I will admit I'm not a fan of the Goldy-locks story.

unless I'm completely getting the wrong indicators.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:01 PM

What indicators? I got the feeling she's a bounty hunter, personally.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:44 AM

I was lukewarm as all get-out on this whole project, until I saw Yellow's trailer. Everything can be made better by ladies who punch things. Everything.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:35 AM

Here's a fun game; try playing out that scene from this latest trailer in your mind only with the genders of Yang and Junior switched. You know, with a man sexually molesting a woman for information, then offering to kiss and make up only to punch her in the face. Uncomfortable? I know I am.

Its nice to know we still have the double standard where female on male abuse is considered humorous.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:26 AM

Yes it is funny and who cares its fun its make bleave it escapeism

Go I love the music and that techno remix is great can you get the music from somewhere other then itunes?

And it would be just as funny if the roles where reversed especially the lets kiss and make up part

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:48 PM

I dunno, if the genders were reversed it'd be more then a bit creepy. That is unless the 'Boss' was like Poison from Final Fight and was packin down there, then I'd chuckle a bit. Honestly it really depends on how it's handled, Monty did this scene well enough to not bother me.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 02:37 PM

I feel like I'm watching a badly dubbed anime with those voices.


But damn if those punchy shooty fisty things weren't fun as hell.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:28 PM

Reposting all 4 trailers for the new page. Enjoy!









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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:34 PM

The four trailers did a wonderful job of showing off the animation. As for the story...I have no idea what's going on.

Ironbite-I kinda like it that way.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 04:06 PM

From what I can tell.

Ruby - Monster/Bounty Hunter, eliminating threats to society and tracking wanted criminals.
Weiss - Daughter possibly fighting against her parents organization/syndicate.
Blake - Assassin/Saboteur that has left her organization. Possibly arming a resistance group, or possibly being blackmailed into adding the organization.
Yang - Bounty Hunter tracking Blake for stealing the shipment, only to find out the shipment is weapons and those that put out the bounty are the real bad guys.



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