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Title: What book do you like best?! Describe!
Post by: jessica1105 on December 02, 2012, 01:22:09 PM
What book do you like Best Uglies, Pretties,Specials, or Extras? Personally I like... find out after you vote!
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Post by: Straif on December 02, 2012, 01:41:52 PM
I like Extras because of the overtones of possible, future combat in this new, post-mind-rain world. Yes, Youngblood is there, but she's one person with a small group of followers. Something tells me, far away from the nice, gleaming towers of the cities, people are plotting, and putting the new discoveries from the mind-rain to damn good use. Smartmatter missiles? Possible...but impractical. Special-style body modifications more in like with the Spartan-II's of Halo and powered smartmatter combat armor to match? More likely.
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Post by: Reenie-La on December 02, 2012, 02:13:05 PM
I like Specials the best :3
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 04, 2012, 03:19:24 PM
I loved Extras, it was nice not to be in Tally's head and I liked the Eastern culture a lot more than Tally's.   
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Post by: Straif on December 04, 2012, 04:13:46 PM
And cue the battle of the heavyweight Uglies fans! (ding ding, fight music starts)
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 04, 2012, 04:26:08 PM
pretty much :P
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Post by: Straif on December 04, 2012, 04:35:20 PM
Pff...ah, fandoms.
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Post by: Yone on December 22, 2012, 08:02:14 AM
I cant change, but I think not Pretties. It was a littel bit to boring and I dont like Zane so much (Sorry!)
I think I take Uglies , because you meet the new world and the new system.
But Specials is so exiting and I like the other cultur in Extras.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 03:56:29 PM
Really? Why? It felt like we got more of her character in Uglies rather than Pretties.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 04:04:59 PM
Little creepy sound this Fanna, don't you think?
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 04:12:41 PM
It's fine, just a little creepy. But don't worry, I have a IRL friend that's that way about Jace from City of bones and other odd books.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 04:19:38 PM
Everyone has their own opinions about characters. Hence my wonder why people think Mockingjay-era Gale is "evil".
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 04:20:28 PM
Because he's a terrorist.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 04:27:11 PM
Not really...he thinks up stuff that's viable for the situation. This is a war in which, quite obviously, humanitism has gone compeltely out the window. I don't see it as evil. I see it as viable tactical thinking.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 04:28:53 PM
ah, then you finished the series?
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 04:29:40 PM
Yesterday. Its...good. But Catching Fire really ground my gears. It didn't really serve much other than to shift things forward...I mean it was a good book but I dunno.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 04:32:21 PM
I liked Catching, I felt that it gave nice background info for Kat's Mom and Haymich.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 04:33:10 PM
There was that, yes. I think I was expecting the whole book to be about the victory tour, but it only was a couple pages...that's what set me off-track.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 04:35:54 PM
The District details were cool too. Useful for fanfiction if nothing else.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 04:37:36 PM
I also liked Finnick, that one of the reasons I liked this book.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 04:39:46 PM
Finncik was cool, his death sucked.
And yes, several actually. One with Anchorgurl1 with a romance between victors from 2 and 3 (I like 3 the best for some reason), a crossover with Halo, and a war fic focusing on the rebellion.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 04:42:57 PM
I call dibs on Johnna Mason. Even if she is crazy. Albeit MOST of the victors are crazy...whatev.
And yes, you will have your chance to rea.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 04:44:43 PM
Then it's settled. Straif will have Johnna, Fanna gets Finnick, and I will have Cinna.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 04:45:44 PM
If you need help killing the bastards who got him, I can lend you my mutt-bacteria shotgun. See how well they can kill someone when their flesh is stripped from their bones in seconds...
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 04:47:04 PM
thank you Straif  :D
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 04:48:42 PM
I refuse to believe that.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 04:50:13 PM
Well, no word of God says he is or isn't so it's swingable. Way I see it, he's bi. Hence why he's so good at doing Katniss's clothes; he sees her both as a victor AND as a...not crush, I would say, but someone to be interested in.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 04:52:51 PM
my fictional husband is bi, surprisingly i'm cool with that. . . 
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 04:55:05 PM
Most people are nowadays, at least in Seattle. Its the new "thing"; same as how more girls are saying they're lesbian even if they aren't. We have few bi males from what I can tell...lots of gay ones though.
All I know is; I'm staying the HELL away from Katniss. That crazy bird's all Melarks...
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 04:59:58 PM
I find it offensive when straight people say that they're gay, js
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:00:11 PM
As do I.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 05:03:52 PM
Lucky you Fanna, they're gross.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:06:32 PM
Agreed.
Now...back to the original discussion.
Oh, now, Luna, I can back you up saying that Uglies and HG are nothing alike.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 05:07:57 PM
Like how Fanna?
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:09:00 PM
I can think of some, but not enough to make it worth noting...
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 05:13:08 PM
my thoughts exactly.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:15:17 PM
Me to. Mainly because Anchor wanted Gaige from the RP to kick Peacekeeper ass...

Oh yeah...the old "typo trick"
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 05:17:41 PM
Oh, but don't all YA novels have 16 year old girls that are caught between 2 guys? ::)
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:18:38 PM
Not Mortal Engines. That's a boy between two girls, and THAT doesn't even happen until he's 18. And neither of the girls are attractive...
Oh, and Airborn...
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:20:26 PM
There are some. But again, not enough to draw comparisons, especially since there's almost no death in Uglies, while Katniss wracks up a body count that would make Noble Six raise his eyebrow...
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:23:30 PM
Well, it depends on if you mean "compair" in the college defenition, or the "fandom" defenition.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 05:24:42 PM
Straif I was being sarcastic.

Fanna, Bella was 17, only a years difference.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:25:38 PM
My bad.

As for the differences, the college one is the real one, the fandom one is the one we normally see.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:27:37 PM
Basically saying that one stole from the other. Usually its Uglies stole from HG. BLEGH...hell, just look at any of the other threads on this section.

And...let us not speak of Twilight other than to contemplate Katniss and Hester Shaw eliminating Bella.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 05:31:42 PM
i was just making a point 15-18 year old characters are the most common.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:32:20 PM
Probably because that's the ages of most of the readers.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 05:36:40 PM
probably, and I'm not criticizing, I've just noticed that the authors don't make their characters act their age a lot and if feels like it would be more appropriate to pick a different age. 
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:37:54 PM
THANK YOU...thats what Luna's been saying for so long on the threads here.

And...I agree honestly. Like Deryn for example. I think it would have worked better if she weren't 15.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:40:48 PM
Again except for Mortal Engines (gotta stop using that as a reference!)
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 05:41:48 PM
It's one of the reasons I like straight up historical fiction, the characters are more believable a lot of the time.
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:42:40 PM
CRYPTONOMICON FTW.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 05:43:37 PM
What's CRYPTONOMICON?
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:44:29 PM
Cryptonomicon is the most nerdy novel of all time. Historical fiction, by Neal Stephenson.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 05:47:37 PM
what's it about?
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:48:56 PM
WWII codebreaking mixing in with hidden treasure and modern electronic coding.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 05:52:41 PM
might be okay, but seriously my fav WWII book was the Book Thief, least fav was The Painted Bird. 
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Post by: Straif on December 22, 2012, 05:53:42 PM
Its not a young adult book I'll say that...
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 22, 2012, 05:56:45 PM
Which one?
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Post by: Straif on December 23, 2012, 08:27:37 AM
Cryptonomicon.
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Post by: Luna Lovegood on December 23, 2012, 01:05:21 PM
I think if I was able to handle The Painted Bird I'll be fine with Cryptonomicon.
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Post by: Straif on December 23, 2012, 01:05:40 PM
Perfect then.