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Old 06-26-2012, 05:00 PM
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Since Zeke suggested this game in the other quote thread...

The rules are the same as the other quote game, with the following additions:
1. You can't post your own fiver
2. You can't guess your own fiver.

"Oh what chaos Mandel brought."

Go.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:34 AM
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Awesome. Hope you don't mind my moving this to 5M.net Talk and adding a link.

Since I have a fairly blatant advantage, I'll always wait 24 hours or so and let others go before me... although I must confess I don't remember this one anyway. Pretty sure I have the author pegged, though.
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Oh this is one of my all-time favorites. It's Derek Dean's TNG one with the bit of sand that everyone assumes is alive because they've taken too many trips to the sand bar, right?

"What are you doing?"
"I'm trying to help you."
"Well, I wish you'd stop."
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:52 PM
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That's not a win yet, Nah. You're right, but you have to name the episode.
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Couldn't tell you -- I only know TOS episode names by heart. Someone else can come up with it.




. . . Oh, it's "Home Soil", right?
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Yep. NOW your quote is in play.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:19 PM
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No takers? Shot in the dark, then... "The Jem'Hadar".
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Nope, wrong Trek series.
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"The Icarus Factor" or "Yesterday's Enterprise"? If not, I think it's time for a good solid hint.
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Wrong Trek series again.

This exchange happens just before someone finds shuttle debris. Legible shuttle debris.



P.S.: Whoooa. When did fivers start carrying that "five" favicon in the URL bar? Funky.
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"Galileo Seven" is the only one that comes to mind. If that's not it, probably time to reveal it and post a new one.

(You're just noticing the favicon now? It's been there since '03. Unless you're seeing something other than a clock logo, that is.)
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All those destroyed VOY shuttles and you went with a TOS episode?

No, it's from "Initiations", with Kahr annoyed by Chakotay. I like that exchange so much.* I've been on either side of it many a time.

New one:

"That's it! I've had it with you people mocking my uselessness! I quit!"
"You already resigned."
"No making fun of my intelligence either."


The favicon I'm seeing on the subsites and individual fivers is a white 5 against a black-and-gray background. Maybe it's been there all along too, but I just don't remember it being there.



* (And of course the author isn't half-bad either.)
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:24 AM
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That's very weird. I don't remember making one like that. What browser are you using?

Normally I would let someone else try first, but since activity's been low so far, I'm gonna guess. And an episode where someone useless resigns... that's gotta be "The Loss".
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Yeah, I'm sorry activity is so low in this thread. I can remember lines from episodes much better than fivers. Thus I can't really play this game, as simply googling a phrase within a certain website seems rather petty, even if it wasn't cheating.
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Well, there's always going back and rereading the entire archive.

And I was totally going to guess Troi, dammit. *hmph*.

Hmm...given that Zeke seems to be both the keenest player and best guesser, *and* the most prodigious fiverer, maybe the "can't guess your own" rule should be modified to "can't guess your own for x hours or until everyone else has whiffed on it."
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Yeah, maybe I was wrong that this thread would be a good idea. I have definitely read everything on this site at least once, so if even I'm having trouble, the game probably won't work.

Maybe some other kind of participatory thread would lend itself better to this site's content. (We certainly have enough to keep one going.) Any suggestions?
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Round-robins are fun. Sort of "fanfic by committee" -- you start with a premise (the Enterprise sends a landing party down to a planet) and each poster contributes as much to the story as s/he wishes. One sentence, a paragraph, two paragraphs, whatever. Stop mid-sentence if you like.

If you needed it to be relevant to this site, it could be "fiver an episode round-robin," but I think the chaos of a group fanfic story keeps momentum going.
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That's very weird. I don't remember making one like that. What browser are you using?
An old Firefox. The favicon seems back to normal now. I wish I'd taken a screenshot, but it was simple enough that I can produce a decent facsimile.

I think I must have briefly crossed over into a universe where this started out as a Farscape parody site. The 5 looked like the S in Farscape at a glance.

[edit]Kinda like this, but with the 5 centered and a bit skinnier.


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Normally I would let someone else try first, but since activity's been low so far, I'm gonna guess. And an episode where someone useless resigns... that's gotta be "The Loss".
Yup. Troi mockery is always fun.


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Yeah, maybe I was wrong that this thread would be a good idea.
I like it, but I'm kinda approaching it as an excuse to talk about favorite fivers and humor and such-not. And the board could use a few experimental threads.
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[edit]Kinda like this, but with the 5 centered and a bit skinnier.
Oh! I can tell you right away what that is. It's the "previous" or "next" arrow, reduced to the size of a favicon. Like this:



Sometimes browsers mess up favicons, using cached versions and such. Apparently yours just grabbed an image from the page, like Facebook does when you post a link.
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Round-robins are fun. Sort of "fanfic by committee" -- you start with a premise (the Enterprise sends a landing party down to a planet) and each poster contributes as much to the story as s/he wishes. One sentence, a paragraph, two paragraphs, whatever. Stop mid-sentence if you like.
Whoa. You know, I think we could build that into a slightly more formal process, apply some basic rules of order, and end up producing some really high-quality fivers.

We could call it "Fiver by Committee."
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