Needs Help: Data Crystal get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 14th Jun 2012 11:59:00 PM

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I think we need something from a work in here. Not to mention, the trope seems to be 'data imprinted on crystals'
2 Willbyr23rd Apr 2012 12:58:57 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Is the ST:TNG chip pic on the page close enough to work? I'm not where I can look at it right now.

Gotta say, though, the current pic's amusing.
3 FinalStarman23rd Apr 2012 01:31:29 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
I like the current image.
The current picture isn't really an example, but it illustrates the trope rather well.
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6 Earnest23rd Apr 2012 02:30:57 PM from Monterrey, Mexico , Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
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I considered using the Trek and Orions Arm images, but they aren't terribly strong. The Trek one is mostly colored plastic, not even gem shaped. The Orions Arm one is microscope views of the lattice. The best alternative was the B5 one, which does have a nice crystal on it... but it doesn't do much to show the "data" side. So when I ran into the current image on GIS, I thought, "why not?" it conveys both sides of the trope and it's pretty neat.
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I would prefer using a real example, like an isoliner rod from DS 9.

IT'S A FAKE!!! comes to mind.

edited 23rd Apr '12 2:40:16 PM by Raso

8 Earnest23rd Apr 2012 02:37:23 PM from Monterrey, Mexico , Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
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You mean this guy?
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Yes that guy.
It ought to be possible to get B5 screenshots of people sticking data crystals into computer ports.
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11 Earnest25th Apr 2012 12:27:51 PM from Monterrey, Mexico , Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
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GIS didn't do too hot for B5 or Stargate, however it did bring Quinlan Vos up.

edited 25th Apr '12 1:19:37 PM by Earnest

12 videogmer31425th Apr 2012 12:54:51 PM from that one place , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
[up] You can use a site like TinyURL for the link issue.
13 Willbyr25th Apr 2012 08:45:48 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up][up] I like that.
14 TBeholder26th Apr 2012 01:45:51 AM from chthonic safety
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The 4th panel?
16 Earnest28th Apr 2012 06:04:33 AM from Monterrey, Mexico , Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
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Lets put this to bed. Here's the alternatives, is either of these better than the amusement factor of the original?

edited 28th Apr '12 6:04:59 AM by Earnest

17 Willbyr28th Apr 2012 08:11:13 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Both actually demonstrate the trope, so I'd say they're inherently better than the current, amusement factor aside.
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I prefer the second one, and it won't hang down into the examples. Hopefully.
The current is better than the suggestions. It illustrates the trope without a single word of text. Unless someone genuinely thinks the picture will mislead readers into thinking it's a trope about USB drives, I don't see a reason to change it.
[up][up][up][up]In the first one, I don't see the Data part. In the second, I see a metal pyramid, so no Crystal part.
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21 Willbyr11th Jun 2012 03:34:12 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
22 Willbyr15th Jun 2012 05:10:50 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock's up; locking for inactivity/lack of consensus. No action is to be taken based on this thread.
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