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Poor Image: Timey Wimey Ball get usage counts

Timey-Wimey Ball uses a low quality image that looks like it was made in ms Paint. I recommend the image found here It illustrates the trope in a much more accurate way.
 2 Star Valkyrie, Wed, 10th Apr '13 8:34:43 PM Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Logically, I guess it does get to the point. However, it would have to be cropped which might make it less suitable or might not. It would also have to be shrunk and that texture is not going to shrink well. We might be able to get a higher resolution file to shrink from the artist (link) when asking permission. However, I don't see this image as loads better. Though admittedly, I'm partial to the current for very obscure fan myopic reasons (this is obviously not a good reason to keep it, I know).

edited 10th Apr '13 8:37:47 PM by StarValkyrie

 3 Another Duck, Wed, 10th Apr '13 8:42:07 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Does the current have a source?

Either way, I think the suggestion is not an improvement. The current is much more on the ball.

edited 10th Apr '13 8:42:13 PM by AnotherDuck

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 4 Madrugada, Wed, 10th Apr '13 8:50:31 PM Relationship Status: In season
Previous thread that chose the current image: here
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Well time isn't a literal ball, and I think the suggestion is much more elegant in design.

Dependent on the author allowing it, it has my support.

For reference it would look something like this:

"Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri, quo me cumque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes."
 6 Noaqiyeum, Wed, 10th Apr '13 9:32:19 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
the it-thingy
I don't think the current is terrible, but I do like the suggestion better.
"I know I raised more questions than I answered, but I hope now we are all confused on an higher level and about more important things."

Madrugada the old topic is locked, so I started this one
 8 Earnest, Wed, 10th Apr '13 9:40:13 PM from Monterrey, Mexico Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
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The suggestion is pretty, but I prefer the simplicity of the yarn pic.

[up]She's providing the link to help give us context for the discussion, not to get us to move it over there. Specifically this is at least the third such image pickin' thread launched for the trope, of which the current image is a result.

edited 10th Apr '13 9:41:35 PM by Earnest

What about removing the timeline on top? And just having "What time * actually* is" as the description
In uffish thought
Very elegant, but takes longer to parse than the current. I do like it, though. Perhaps with the arrangement described in [up].
The trope is "How Time Travel works is inconsistent within a single series." A graph about cause and effect not being in the expected order does not illustrate that. It's entirely possible to write effect preceding cause in an internally consistent way.

Also, its...fuzzy. Makes the text hard to read. I'd vote against it on image quality alone.

The ball of yarn is entirely metaphorical, but at least its a good metaphor.

 12 Willbyr, Thu, 11th Apr '13 4:09:36 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
+1 for the current...the suggestion is nice, but the yarn makes for a simpler visual representation.
 13 Ghilz, Thu, 11th Apr '13 4:10:18 AM from The Moon. Or Canada. Relationship Status: Drift compatible
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[up][up] My sentiment too.
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+1 for current. I find the proposed replacement lower in quality and less clear.

edited 11th Apr '13 5:12:59 AM by CobraPrime

 15 Spark 9, Thu, 11th Apr '13 5:14:58 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
  • 1 for the suggestion, or at least the bottom part with the ball.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 16 Willbyr, Thu, 2nd May '13 6:10:34 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Clock is set.
 17 Spark 9, Thu, 2nd May '13 6:20:44 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
Should we crowner this?
Special trousers. Very heroic.
The suggested picture may be visually elegant and circular but it is completely irrelevant to the trope about the inconsistent explanation and application of the rules of time travel within a fictional series.

Therefore I have to vote it down. [tdown]

 19 Willbyr, Thu, 2nd May '13 8:13:08 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
[up][up] Overall, the consensus is to keep the current...I'm not seeing enough balance between the two to make a crowner necessary.
 20 Willbyr, Mon, 6th May '13 6:10:41 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Clock's up; locking for inactivity/lack of consensus. No action is to be taken based on this thread.
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