|BanditTron Wrote:I love me some custom TRON shirts!
All of those are really nice and subtle in design which is how I like shirts to be.
That's why I chose them!
Apart from the Sam Flynn Light Cycle one at the start (which has the word TRON written on it in big letters) I chose the others purely for their subtle low-key emphasis towards the franchise.
It's like all these secret cults and organisations, like the Freemasons or the Iluminati-theres all manner of books and TV shows and stuff on the internet about them, like strange handshakes, hidden symbols (like the shining eye in the pyramid on doller bills, which I've heard means something), etc.
And although I wont think of Tron as a secret cult, the same principles can be quite fun to apply to it.
Eg, that Encom sweatshirt I've got-if someone who hasn't seen the films (which I would imagine there would be quite a few) was to see me walking around with it on they probably wouldn't think much of it, and probably think it was just some corporate logo and nothing else.
BUT, if another Tron fan was to see this, they would smile to themselves and think "Ah! I know EXACTLY what that means!"
I also applied the same technique to my cell phone. This is the wallpaper I often use on my cell phone screen:
Again, if some one else was to pick up my cellphone and look at it they think that it's just a nice picture of a blue circle and nothing else, BUT if a Tron fan was to pick it up and look at it they'll know what it really means.
It's the whole HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT idea that I find so appealing-for me images like this are the Tron equlivient to the secret handshake or the eye-pyramind-on-dollar-bill ideas.
And that's what makes it so much FUN!