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Offline Rikxyu

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Rainbow Tunnel
« on: March 16, 2010, 06:13:19 pm »
When Jake first links with his avatar, we see the "rainbow tunnel," as I like to put it. This led me to believe (at first) that it was created by the link system.
But...
We also see this "tunnel" as Grace joins with Eywa. So my question is... what in the world is this tunnel? Is it the tsaheylu in the avatar body (or possibly in Grace's case, the synthetic tsaheylu in her neck)? Could it possibly be representative of brain activity? Any ideas?
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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 06:19:22 pm »
I think that the rainbow tunnel (love the name  ;D) shows when you enter the avatar body, doesn't metter where you are and are you in the link or not... just my opinion  ;)

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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 07:03:54 pm »
The actual transfer into the linked Avatar is pretty much instantaneous. The rainbow tunnel you refer to is just a graphical representation of the transfer into the avatar mind. In reality, you would close your eyes, and the next instant you would open them, as your avatar.
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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 08:09:32 pm »
That makes perfect sense, but then why did it happen to Grace? It seemed like she was almost completely transferred to her avatar (we were following the rainbow tunnel) but then the link was broken (we see a bright white light). Could that have just been her being "uploaded" into Eywa, do you think?
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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 08:27:16 pm »
Somehow I think it's just a movie device to signify the transfer. It's not actually tied down as something that actually happens.
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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 09:21:55 pm »
It looks like an artist's interpretation of an electrical impulse traveling down a conduit of some kind (like the axon in a neuron, for instance).  So, as others have mentioned, it's probably just meant as a cinematic device to convey the idea of transfer in some fashion.

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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010, 09:32:09 pm »
Alright, I see. That would explain it's use in each scene. Irayo, ma smuktu!  :D
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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010, 06:17:57 am »
When Jake first links with his avatar, we see the "rainbow tunnel," as I like to put it. This led me to believe (at first) that it was created by the link system.
But...
We also see this "tunnel" as Grace joins with Eywa. So my question is... what in the world is this tunnel? Is it the tsaheylu in the avatar body (or possibly in Grace's case, the synthetic tsaheylu in her neck)? Could it possibly be representative of brain activity? Any ideas?

I think maybe Grace became an entire Avatar (left her human body), but not survive, so she died as a Na'vi ...
Maybe like you said, the brain activities ...
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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2010, 08:32:48 am »
Somehow I think it's just a movie device to signify the transfer. It's not actually tied down as something that actually happens.

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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2010, 09:05:16 am »
ya... its like (actually... JUST like) the stargate... those 2-3 seconds of graphics are just representations, it is not actually expearianced by the traveler, from whose perspective, the travel is instant.  (even if they dont immediatly emerge... (episode 72 hours, and atlantis episode 32 min))

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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2010, 11:39:39 am »
the proper name for this "tunnel" is The Amazing Technicolor Waterslide

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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2010, 11:43:19 am »
Somehow I think it's just a movie device to signify the transfer. It's not actually tied down as something that actually happens.

This is probably what it's for, but I like to think that everything was done for a reason!

Maybe it's just meant to represent a bond, not tsaheylu, but connection in some way or another. Possibly to represent 'entering the realm of Eywa' or so...
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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2010, 01:56:43 pm »
Somehow I think it's just a movie device to signify the transfer. It's not actually tied down as something that actually happens.

Yea, I'd go along with that. It's a 2-3 second representation of something that actually happens instantaneously.

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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2010, 07:34:44 am »
That remember the effect when i flush my toilet "empty of course"


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Re: Rainbow Tunnel
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2010, 01:31:35 pm »
^TMI.

Lets get back on topic.
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