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Scott's Books => Uglies / Pretties / Specials / Extras => Topic started by: Shay-la-wa on May 27, 2010, 09:17:34 AM

Title: RIGGED!
Post by: Shay-la-wa on May 27, 2010, 09:17:34 AM
It's all rigged, I tell you!
The whole prettytime is rigged...
Think about it...
Littlies live with their parents, always learning about how they can't go out in the wild.
Uglies can't wait for their sixteenth birthday. Most of them would never even think of running away.
Pretties have the lesions and can't think for theirselves. They also have everything they could ever want...
Specials are making sure nobody gets in trouble.
Dr. Cable is watching the other Specials, too.

So it's all rigged.
But still, Tally, Zane and Shay worked together-ish and broke out of the system.
If one of them was missing, their circle would break. That's why when Shay starting hating Tally, they were all doomed.
But really Tally broke the circle for the same reason Zane died: she shared the cure.
This is all very deep.
Title: Re: RIGGED!
Post by: hoverponies forever on May 27, 2010, 12:12:35 PM
The whole idea of Uglies is that she finds out it's rigged.
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Post by: tridecagirl on May 27, 2010, 12:15:19 PM
Yeah, the rigging is sort of the point. Going further, new pretties are separated because they're affected the most. As the lesions begin to wear off, they get moved to crumblyville.
Title: Re: RIGGED!
Post by: hoverponies forever on May 27, 2010, 12:17:20 PM
How is this deep?
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Post by: Mara-la on May 27, 2010, 09:55:28 PM
Rigged! Not so deep.
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Post by: Sabri-la on May 28, 2010, 08:10:03 AM
glad you realized that its rigged  :D
but i'm not exactly sure thats its all that deep
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on May 29, 2010, 09:38:32 AM
Nah, the rigged-ness isn't deep...
It's the part where it's all mainly Tally's fault that anything ever went wrong...
Title: Re: RIGGED!
Post by: Sabri-la on May 29, 2010, 09:56:17 PM
 :D
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Post by: hoverponies forever on May 29, 2010, 10:55:15 PM
If you look on the cakes site, my essay says just that.
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Post by: Sabri-la on May 29, 2010, 11:35:34 PM
cakes site? URL please  :D
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Post by: hoverponies forever on May 29, 2010, 11:37:43 PM
http://ugliescakes.weebly.com/mucho-sacrifico.html (http://ugliescakes.weebly.com/mucho-sacrifico.html)
Title: Re: RIGGED!
Post by: Hope-la on June 23, 2010, 08:41:50 AM
Yeah, I read that essay I think. The stalker side of me comes out!  :) But, at the same time that it's Tally's fault, she's also the hero of the mind-rain (obviously).
Title: Re: RIGGED!
Post by: Shay-la-wa on June 23, 2010, 08:43:11 AM
And, she's the hero because of Shay and Zane only!
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Post by: hoverponies forever on June 23, 2010, 08:45:45 AM
Aaaahhhhhhhhhhh...
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Post by: Mara-la on June 23, 2010, 09:43:25 AM
What?
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Post by: hoverponies forever on June 25, 2010, 12:19:33 AM
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
Title: Re: RIGGED!
Post by: Hope-la on June 25, 2010, 06:56:26 AM
And, she's the hero because of Shay and Zane only!
But it was TALLY that gave Shay the determination to run away to the Smoke and rebel. It was TALLY that gave Zane the cure. And, may I remind you, it was TALLY that cured herself and it was TALLY that initiated the mind-rain!! Granted, the Smokies did a lot of the work with the mind-rain, but when you trace it back to its source you can see that it was Tally that started it, through her own faults, when she accidentally brought the Specials to the Smoke.
Title: Re: RIGGED!
Post by: Shay-la-wa on June 25, 2010, 07:23:52 AM
Good point. She made everything good by screwing up. But it would've gone 100% wrong if she hadn't had Shay.
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Post by: Hope-la on June 25, 2010, 07:29:07 AM
True, Shay was a big part of it too. Working together, they brought about the mind-rain.
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on June 25, 2010, 07:30:52 AM
Yup.  ;D
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Post by: Hope-la on June 25, 2010, 07:31:44 AM
Agreement reached!  ;D
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Post by: Mara-la on June 25, 2010, 08:17:23 AM
Time to argue again :)
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on June 25, 2010, 08:18:31 AM
NO! NOT ARGUE! ...lol
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Post by: Mara-la on June 25, 2010, 08:26:30 AM
:D
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on June 25, 2010, 08:27:21 AM
 :D :D ;D
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Post by: Mara-la on June 25, 2010, 08:30:41 AM
Progression of hapiness:
 :'( :-[ :( :-\ :) ;) :D ;D
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on June 25, 2010, 08:35:25 AM
I'm still at  :-\ today...
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Post by: Hope-la on June 26, 2010, 07:25:40 AM
Now that my piano practice is out of the way, it's a Friday, and I'm on here-- :D all the way!!
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on June 26, 2010, 07:29:26 AM
I'm here now.  :( except now that my friends are online, I'm boosted to a  ;D.
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Post by: Hope-la on June 26, 2010, 07:49:28 AM
 ;D That's part of why I love this forum. You meet so many interesting people.
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Post by: hoverponies forever on June 28, 2010, 09:40:35 AM
yes interesting...
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on June 29, 2010, 12:49:01 AM
Yes. You meet very interesting people.
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Post by: hoverponies forever on June 29, 2010, 04:45:43 AM
yeah...
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Post by: Mara-la on June 30, 2010, 03:55:55 AM
Hope! You've got the same dragon as me. What did you name yours? My red one is Iris.
Title: Re: RIGGED!
Post by: hoverponies forever on June 30, 2010, 03:56:40 AM
sigh...
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Post by: Mara-la on June 30, 2010, 04:04:08 AM
What?! You don't name yours?
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Post by: hoverponies forever on June 30, 2010, 04:04:44 AM
I don't have any, thank you very much.
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Post by: Mara-la on June 30, 2010, 04:05:27 AM
Strive to be different?
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Post by: hoverponies forever on June 30, 2010, 04:07:12 AM
anti-conformity, etc.
Title: Re: RIGGED!
Post by: Mara-la on June 30, 2010, 04:12:48 AM
Oh, back to the conformist slaves?
Title: Re: RIGGED!
Post by: Shay-la-wa on June 30, 2010, 05:58:03 AM
We're not conformist, because most of the dragons are different.
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Post by: Hope-la on June 30, 2010, 07:39:35 AM
Ooh. Going into debate mode!

Sometimes being conformist is a good thing. Think of Martin Luther King Jr., for example. If people hadn't decided to do what he was doing, to yes, CONFORM to his ideals of a non-racist society, where might we be today? Power in numbers and all that; and there might not have been numbers that protested segregation had people not agreed, conformed, accepted, etc., his crusade for a racism-free country.

But anyway, that's a rather extreme example.
Title: Re: RIGGED!
Post by: hoverponies forever on June 30, 2010, 09:35:20 PM
Taht's not conformity, that's non-conformity. They joined together to fight conformity. Doing the same thing as everyone else is only conformity if you aree joining together for the sole purpose of being the same.