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Rotpar
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02:13:43 PM Dec 31st 2013
edited by 75.83.225.194
Some things I've removed from the page, while trying to clean up the Natter:


I'm note sure how this is an example. It's a parody of Ultraman.

  • Arguably, this is one of the reasons why Pern is essentially a Luddite planet in the first place—with AIVAS as the only example of "modern" technology on Pern (albeit 2500 years old), McCaffrey was able to avoid having a series with a helluva lot more Zeerust.
  • Also, one could argue that in All the Weyrs of Pern, AIVAS has the Pernese program in DOS because it's a "baby step." If you've never seen a computer before in your life, it may be easier to start with a simpler operating system. Since AIVAS appears to have encyclopedic knowledge of everything 20th-century on, it's actually not much of a stretch to say he would know DOS inside-out, even if that knowledge, in his home culture, is ridiculously academic and outdated.

Deleted because Examples Are Not Arguable and I'm not familiar with the Pern series, so I don't know how to fix it.
Thecommander236
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12:14:04 PM Jan 8th 2013
◦That was because chrome was needed for the war effort, so cars were sold with wooden fenders and you would get the metal parts later from the dealer. ■Err... which war was that, exactly? By the mid-to-late '50s the Korean War was over, and Vietnam was still a decade or so in the future.

I would erase this exchange for natter, but the troper made a good point.
Glace1221
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04:10:45 PM Oct 1st 2012
edited by Glace1221
The laconic sounds like some shit Mr. Krabs would say. "What is today but yesterday's tomorrow?"
MidasMint
05:30:23 PM Nov 23rd 2012
You've got krabs Mr. I'm from the future; I came back in time sailor to tell you not to pay that dock-hooker. Her rates are cheap cause she's replete with venereal disease.

While I was here I checked out this article. That image doesn't make any sense. In the future women clean our moon condos with bactayspray.

MithrandirOlorin
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12:14:59 AM May 25th 2012
A common theme is a matter of Size. The writers or artists forget that Technology seems to get Smaller with advancement. Though in my opinion maybe it shouldn't. OT me new-technology doesn't last as long as allo of Retro stuff, and I think the downsizing it part of it. Advertisers like saying "Look how small we've made it" but regardless of complexity or design Smaller is still in many ways easier to break.

Example My NES still works as fine as it ever did (Top Loader had the Blowing issue from day one) but my N64 and even NES are unreliable now.
LordGro
02:02:59 AM May 25th 2012
edited by LordGro
Just a tip — while it's not forbidden to talk about tropes on the discussion pages, you're much more likely to actually get people to talk about them in the Trope Talk subforum. These discussion pages are used mainly for discussing examples.
Camacan
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01:28:05 AM May 29th 2011
Examples need details. Please see How to Write an Example.
82.94.150.226
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08:16:43 AM Mar 1st 2011
"Zeerust" actually is a Dutch word, with literal meaning "rest at/near the sea", typically used for hotels, restaurants or homes for the elderly near the coast.
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