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Some interesting info on Gemma's name, which I'd like to eventually incorporate into the page:

ALPHECCA or GEMMA (Alpha Coronae Borealis). One of the very few stars with two commonly used names, Alphecca is the dominant (mid- second magnitude, 2.23) Alpha star of the delightful constellation Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown, a semicircle of stars to the east of Arcturus that truly reminds the viewer of a heavenly crown, the constellation representing the crown of Ariadne. The name Alphecca in fact comes from an Arabic root that alludes to the "broken" nature of the circle, the semicircle that makes the crown. The alternative name Gemma rather obviously derives from the star's central placement in the semicircle, it being the "jewel in the crown."

What a pretty name, I would have never known. Perhaps then it follows that the word "gem" can also be traced to these origins?OwenIsCool 17:47, 6 December 2006 (CST)
Raises the question: what does Bree mean??--JayHenry 18:17, 6 December 2006 (CST)
mm, i think it got it's name from the original word for jewel. i mena they didn't just make up random words when they named stars.--Skeeta 00:36, 11 December 2006 (CST)

RIP Gemma

In OpAphids video The Ends Justify The Means an anagram of this appears - could she be dead?

Gemma as a main character

Since Gemma is no longer making videos, should she still be in the main characters section?

Well, she's like a former main character. She's a main character like Ben Kenobi in Star Wars:A New Hope. --Brucker 13:52, 1 February 2007 (CST)
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. but... maybe you can make a secondary characters thing under the main characters and put like Gemma and P. Monkey and Bree's parents. Besides, star wars is a fixed movie. this is an ever changing ARG (thanks Maddie for pointing that out :D )and yeah. but,sigh, do want you want. :/ Wingless
See, thing is, even if you see Gemma as "less main" than Bree or Daniel, she's still wayyyyy above Bree's parents, and she's definitely not a stuffed character. The important thing is that they're the four bloggers the series has had. If more characters became really important, yeah we'd reoganize. But as it stands right now, it seems to me just fine. OwenIsCool 14:24, 1 February 2007 (CST)
I don't see Gemma as "less main." I see her as no longer main. There's a difference. How is she "above" Bree's parents? I guess if you're talking speaking part. But who's had more influence on Bree? I think her parents. Yeah, It's all debatable, and I'm not trying to say anyone is wrong. I'm just voicing my thoughts. Wingless.
I like OiC's idea, that she remains as-is until another "main character" is introduced. The thing I see as a possible problem is the tendency to over-categorize. For a while we had just "Characters", then we had "Stuffed characters", then "Main characters/Supporting characters", then McPhee became a "Guest character", etc. Gemma just isn't in the same league as the supporting cast, and so moving her would almost require creating a new category. However, the four we have pictured on the front page are truly special, even with Gemma no longer with us (dead or not).
Here's a better example: If you go on and look up the show ER, you'll see that Anthony Edwards and Eriq La Salle are still listed high on the cast list despite neither of them appearing on the show for about five years. Gemma is still a "main character" in the series as a whole, and I think she should stay that way. I would be quite willing to remove her from the front page listing if another blogger was added to the cast and we needed the space, though. --Brucker 16:40, 1 February 2007 (CST)
Why don't we just get rid of all the catagories then? Have Bree on the main page, and a link to a list of ALL the characters, non divided. You don't HAVE to do it, it's just an idea. Wingless.
Actually, that's not a bad idea. I think our current setup is good, but if it starts getting too complicated, going the ultra-simple route would be nice. --Brucker 17:29, 1 February 2007 (CST)
yeah. Thanks for reading all that too haha. Wingless.

The Music from "Gemma [Part I]" to "Gemma [Part IV]"

This is perhaps the wrong place to ask about this, but does anyone know who made the music for the [Part I] to [Part IV] Videos and what the Song is called? It sounds kinda dark and dirty, i love it. 10:59, 26 February 2007 (CST)

Hey there,
I believe that those videos use remixes of the Tachyon theme that was also used in The Human Ransom. It's by Glenn Rubenstein, who's also a writer for the series. I think someone at the forum posted a link to listen to the mix used in The Human Ransom, but I'm not sure where. I'll put it here if I find it.
If you're interested in the music from LG15, there's a page called LG15 Soundtrack that you should take a look at. It has links to listen (and sometimes download) the songs (all free). We don't have records on the Op or Tachyon music, but we might soon. Let me know if that's something you'd like to help with!
OwenIsCool 15:38, 26 February 2007 (CST)
Thanks for the replys, i've found the topic mentioned above on the Forums and edited the LG15 Soundtrack-Page so it refers to the download "What Time Is It (Tachyon Theme - Loud Shirt Mix)". I'm not sure if this is what you (OwenIsCool) had on your mind when you asked me to participate, if it wasn't i'm sorry, tell me how i can be of help. (Note: i just signed up, was me) GermanME 04:30, 27 February 2007 (CST)
Hi GermanME, and welcome!
Thanks for adding the link to the Tachyon Theme. Actually, you found a different link from the one I remembered--the one I'd found was just lifted audio from The Human Ransom. Yours is probably better since it's longer and includes more of the "variations" of the song (if that's the right way to say it). Electronic songs are weird like that... we could eventually have like 10 remixes of the Tachyon Theme and neither is "official" (for lack of a better word).
If you like working with the music stuff... well I'd been thinking of adding an OpAphid and Tachyon soundtrack to that page. Is that something you'd like to help with?
OwenIsCool 15:08, 27 February 2007 (CST)

The videos that out gemma

I think that since the Tachyon videos that outed Gemma as working for the order that they should be put on the list. they are obviously a part of the storyline and people should see them to know whats going on and what jonas is talking about in one of his videos. I mean even if the blogger isn't Gemma they should be put there, it could just list somewhere that the account was hijacked by Tachyon & Brother.

Just my opinion.

--Michiev 23:33, 1 March 2007 (CST)Michiev

I'm not following you. What list? -BRUCKER EyeBlueSmall.jpg (Home/Talk/Contribs) 00:24, 2 March 2007 (CST)
The Tachyon videos (In my opinion) are there to watch if you want to follow them. The whole point of the videos is that they aren't just watched, you complete the puzzles, and find the videos yourself. If it's made easy, it takes the fun away from it. Anto 04:27, 2 March 2007 (CST)
But there isn't really a puzzle in the Gemma videos, is there? Of all the Tachyon videos, those more than any exist just to move the plot forward. That being said, I think maybe I see what Michiev is trying to say. You mean we should put them in the list of (semi-)official videos since they were posted on Gemma's account and involve storyline elements? -BRUCKER EyeBlueSmall.jpg (Home/Talk/Contribs) 11:38, 2 March 2007 (CST)

Yes thats exactly what i meant, i mean they dont have any drop elements or clues to anything involving the ARG so i think that they should be put on the list of videos --Michiev 11:47, 2 March 2007 (CST)

The List of Lonelygirl15 videos is a reflection of the official episode numbering. It comes directly from the Creators and is in the order they specified. This list reflects the ordering and videos that are on the left side of Because the Tachyon videos are not in that column (at this point in time) we can't really put them on the list of all videos. The videos are, however, mentioned in the Gemma article (as is the jacking of her account), featured prominently on Portal:OpAphid ARG and easy to find from the Brother and Tachyon pages and video series. --JayHenry 11:52, 2 March 2007 (CST)
Maybe we ought to have more prominent linkage from the Tough Cookie page? -BRUCKER EyeBlueSmall.jpg (Home/Talk/Contribs) 10:19, 5 March 2007 (CST)

Just wondering, but should Gemma really still be listed under main characters? I kinda think that Alex should take Gemma's place under the main characters thing...- Benjerman