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Title: where do u think the series takes place?
Post by: Lizzie-wa on November 22, 2009, 06:10:24 PM
i read the bogus to bubbly book and it showed a map of the continent but it was messed up and it showed tallys city by where seattle is and it showed a building that looked like the space needle so i am thnking it is in seattle and also because it showed diego where southern cali is and that is just what im thnkin  :P
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Post by: Starr-La on November 23, 2009, 01:50:08 AM
I should really read Bogus to Bubbly again. I went through it so fast that I didn't seem to soak anything in. Lol The thing that confused me though, was that in Extras everyone spoke Japanese and Aya was oriental. So I wasn't sure if that one took place in a totally different city, or if they had really just changed that much in a few years.
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Post by: Lizzie-wa on November 23, 2009, 03:58:13 PM
i still lacked to start extras im reading HON
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Post by: Treya-Chan on November 23, 2009, 03:59:07 PM
i see i see
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Post by: G-la on November 25, 2009, 12:54:24 AM
yeah, i havent read bogus to bubbly, but i know scott said tallys unnamed city is like seattle, and the smoke was in like canadian rockys or something like that, and diago is sandiago, aya says after like twelve chapters shes in japan, and it made sense with the manga heads and all......plus japan is all reputation now............ and um just curios what is tallys city called????
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Post by: Chloe-Wa on November 25, 2009, 06:09:44 AM
tallys city doesnt have a name in the book its just referred to as "the city" but im not sure where exactly its meant to be...
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Post by: Chloe-Wa on November 25, 2009, 10:29:48 AM
ye it does make sense
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Post by: Heliopteryx on December 07, 2009, 04:26:37 PM
Seattle is in Washington State, USA.  I happen to live near it. 
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Post by: XDRoseLuvsHP on December 08, 2009, 08:00:05 AM
It looks like Tally's city is in Sacramento or something, if u look at a map of California. Not sure on that, though. (At first I thought Las Vegas, but it's too high to be Las Vegas.)
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Post by: Chloe-Wa on December 08, 2009, 08:19:33 AM
im not sure i dont know whether it has an exact location but i know it says where its around in bogus to bubbly
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Post by: Heliopteryx on December 08, 2009, 04:15:33 PM
Don't forget plate tectonics! 
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Post by: Chloe-Wa on December 09, 2009, 04:14:04 AM
those are clever ideas... it could be pretty far away from where it seems
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Post by: Lizzie-wa on December 09, 2009, 12:31:27 PM
i live lilke an hour away from seattle and in the book the pic showed a building that looked like the space needle
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Post by: Lizzie-wa on December 09, 2009, 12:33:16 PM
but is showed it in the place where seattle would have been because it was in the north western area
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Post by: Lizzie-wa on December 09, 2009, 12:37:10 PM
ok english please?
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Post by: Lizzie-wa on December 09, 2009, 02:06:15 PM
oooh ok
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Post by: Sarah-la on February 15, 2010, 11:43:17 PM
I always imagined the setting to look like it was from England, i imagined it all in the UK. But i can imagine it being in the U.S now you mention it, but still the characters i can just imagine some of them being English, but some of them American. I think it would be good if they had that mix. Tally i always imagined as English though, and David. Shay and Zane though, they seem more American. I don't know why, just my imagination :)
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Post by: Jessie-wa121 on February 16, 2010, 07:48:23 AM
I always thought because of the climate, a little to the left and above Florida.
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Post by: Pedestrian on February 19, 2010, 10:45:10 AM
Well, the cities in Prettytime are entirely new, not current cities.
But I agree, I think the Rusty Ruins near Tally's city are Seattle. 'Cause that looks like the space needle to me too.

The shape of the American continent looks pretty much the same, at least on the western coast, to me (on the map in Bogus to Bubbly). Seattle would still be above sea level. And plate tectonics? Except for earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, etc., they wouldn't have much effect.  Plates move a few centimeters a year, all right, but it would still take millions or billions of years for any significant change to the landmasses we know. This future is like...300 years?
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Post by: JimmyLost on February 19, 2010, 11:01:12 AM
I always thought it was seattle especialy after reading BtB
poor NY it's all underwater now isn't it
I wonder if the skyline is still the same just skyscapers jutting out of the water
that would look pretty cool
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Post by: Pedestrian on February 19, 2010, 11:16:05 AM
It's probably a coral reef.
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Post by: JimmyLost on February 19, 2010, 11:30:35 AM
that would be pretty cool we should go there sometime ;)
scuba diving in an underwater New York now that would be a vacation.
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Post by: Hope-la on February 19, 2010, 12:05:02 PM
Yup.
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Post by: JimmyLost on February 19, 2010, 12:06:23 PM
if I were an artsy type I'd totaly draw that...oh well
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Post by: Heliopteryx on February 21, 2010, 10:47:33 AM
Hopefully you wouldn't see any long-deceased New Yorkers.
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Post by: JimmyLost on February 21, 2010, 11:19:42 AM
nah they were all washed away
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Post by: Echo :) on June 17, 2010, 10:49:25 PM
Me and my friend are pretty sure that Diego is like San Diego, CA.  :)
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Post by: shadley on June 18, 2010, 09:47:27 AM
It's definitely Seattle for Tally's city and San Diego for Diego and the U.S. will look different because supposedly the continents drift and right now there are subvergent plates on the coasts. (plates going under other plates) plus global warming
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on June 19, 2010, 02:42:31 AM
And the floods and also, Vancouver Island is gonna sink, you knew that?
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Post by: shadley on June 19, 2010, 08:30:40 AM
No, I hadn't heard that! :o
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on June 20, 2010, 12:23:02 AM
Well, it's going to sink in the next few hundred years, the way the plates are moving.
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Post by: Mara-la on June 20, 2010, 12:33:32 AM
tally's city is on the map in b to b. yep, i knew bout vancouver island.
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Post by: Nina-Chan on August 09, 2010, 08:42:07 PM
 no more gulf of florida...
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Post by: Mara-la on August 10, 2010, 12:10:00 AM
No more Great Lakes...
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Post by: Dryxab on September 29, 2010, 02:25:51 PM
I have a Theory on tally's city Location. Its a bit long cause, im a bit crazy ;D
I am From spokane washinton so its a bit of an obsession to wish tally's city is just outside My own.

It was originally a message to a friend of mine, and I'm just copy + pasting it here.

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So I was reading Bogus to Bubbly, The companion guide for Scott Westerfields Uglies series. I read the part about Hoverboards, which states, "Electromagnetic Lifters: Powerful enough to levitate the boards weight and yours, and to propel you forward at up to 'Eighty Kilometers."
 
So I do the math,  which is, Kilometers to miles = 8 to 5. So therfore we can assume that Eighty kmh is 50 Mph. Just under the average speed of a car on the freeway.
 
 In Uglies it never states the time it takes them to reach the Rusty Ruins of Seattle. Assuming that the creators of Tallys City were people From Seattle predominantly, It stands to reason that they would not have left the state Of Washington.
 
Now, I know I sound crazy by this point, "Brady, You just want it to be Spokane." Well yes, Of course I do. You do too, but that would be too much of a coincidence. Following are my reasons behind my claim, Spokane Is the site of Tally's City.
 
1. The Metropolitan area of Seattle is HUGE. The other Major cities in the area of the state, Tacoma and Olympia for example, are only seperated by other smaller cities that are connected by many Roads and 4-5 (I can't remember how many) Freeways.
 
2. Assuming the Rusties, had expanded further in the 100-150 (I'm Hopeful for that many years.), from now till the Crash; The Seattle Metropolitan area would be more like "The Cascade Metro"
 
3.  This would have a dramatic effect on the landscape of the area; More freeways, clear cutting, and even destroying Mountains, to make more space for the rapidly growing area populace which planet wide should be at around 12 billion or more people. That could equate to over 15-20 Million people in the Cascade region.
 
4. (Opinion) Spokane has never had quite a good enough economy or reputation. The city would certainly grow, much like seattle and other areas, but I don't think The area could sustain itself for more than 1 Million or even 2 million despite taking up areas as far as Ritzville, Washington or Coeur D'alene, Idaho. Reasons are for Transportation costs, and Job markets  are low now, think of what could happen in the next 100 years.
 
5. (Opinion) The crash forced r'us'ties (hehe) to flee the horrors of the Metro areas. The Surviving rusties From both the Cascade Metro and the Greater Spokane Area Metro, Met somewhere closer to Moses lake. After making the decision to control population growth, and try to eke out a living in the world they destroyed, The leaders settled on the idea of Moving further away from the Cascade area, So as to distance future generations from the ruins.
 
The Crash had decimated the Metropolitan area of Greater Spokane, Leaving its already Flat Landscape, empty save rubble and  crumbling buildings.  Once the fires had receded, the surviving Rusties began to clean the area of Washington between Davenport and Airway heights. An area which spans 26 Miles, Its distance from spokane close enough to salvage but far away enough to avoid having to worry about. As hundreds of years passed the remnants of the Rusties in the Greater Spokane metro disappeared as the Survivors collected salvaged metal (for the grids and Hover technology), and other things that were necessary for them to create the world as portrayed in Uglies. At the same time, natural forces were eroding the rest of the legacy of Rusties, leaving only a few Hollow Monliths, standing in the heart of Spokane.
 
6. The distance from Davenport washington, to seattle is roughly 261 miles or 420 Kilometers from Seattle washington. At 80 Kilometers an hour it would take 5.25 hours to reach the Center of seattle. Assuming the girls left just after dusk, which in the early summer is around 7:30 they would arrive in seattle at 12:45. add a half hour for the roller coaster, fifteen minutes waiting for david, and 15 minutes traveling time between both places, They would leave seattle at 1:45. They would then arrive back in ugly ville at exactly 7 AM, Just a few short hours before Tally must wake up and do her chores.
 
Okay, now that that's done.
 
With this information, No Spokane as it is now, Is not the site of Tally's City, but the future Spokane Metro is a Probable candidateNone of this is for certain of course, as I am not the author. However, with the estimates of growth, and the calculations for time it is not a unsound theory.
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Im done now,
 
P.S. Most numbers are estimates.
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Post by: Madi-La on October 03, 2010, 03:47:41 AM
Always thought SoCal, cuz there's Deigo (San Diego) and she talks about all of the cliffs into the water, big towns, and like how she says something bout a valley where lot of people died of something (AKA Death Valley) cuz it's so hot!!!
Or maybe I'm just biased
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Post by: kristina-la on October 03, 2010, 11:09:41 AM
Im still going to cling on to my hope
of it being near Vancouver :)
close enough :P
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Post by: Madi-La on October 03, 2010, 01:21:25 PM
Dude LOL, were crazy!!!
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Post by: Vadmaus on February 11, 2011, 01:04:02 PM
Tally live in Los Angeles, (future) because she thought she crossed the Mojave. Aya lives in Tokyo
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Post by: Paris - Sensei on February 11, 2011, 01:16:34 PM
Yeah I am reading bogus to bubbly right now and I think that she lives near seattle too
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Post by: Vadmaus on February 11, 2011, 01:45:09 PM
dude she doesn't live near Seattle. The Mojave Desert is't near Seattle, plus there is Diego.
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Post by: shadley on February 11, 2011, 03:29:17 PM
Yeah and she had to take a long journey to diego, so she could have been near seattle its just north and a little east from San Diego assuming Diego got it's name from that.
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Post by: Vadmaus on February 12, 2011, 03:12:47 PM
Most likely, Diego is in the Yucatan, or Panama region. Cause she said it was close to the equator.
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Post by: Paris - Sensei on February 12, 2011, 03:40:30 PM
wow you ppl think to much lol  :D
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Post by: Vadmaus on February 13, 2011, 05:34:56 AM
yuppers
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Post by: shadley on February 13, 2011, 06:55:25 AM
Most likely, Diego is in the Yucatan, or Panama region. Cause she said it was close to the equator.
Huh I forgot about that but if she did live in Seattle, Diego would be closer to the equator.
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Post by: Vadmaus on February 13, 2011, 09:39:07 AM
Most likely, Diego is in the Yucatan, or Panama region. Cause she said it was close to the equator.
Huh I forgot about that but if she did live in Seattle, Diego would be closer to the equator.
[/quote not closer to the equator, CLOSE to the equator
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Post by: Paris - Sensei on February 13, 2011, 11:00:26 AM
lol  :D
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Post by: shadley on February 13, 2011, 12:25:59 PM
Ok I'm convince now that it is in fact in Hannah's pants that Uglies takes place.
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Post by: Vadmaus on February 26, 2011, 04:46:07 PM
Those can grow in Norther California and still be far from Diego. So i no longe believe she lives in Los Angeles, but not Seattle, too wet. I think she lives in Northern Cali or Nevada
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Post by: shadley on March 03, 2011, 10:46:08 AM
Well I don't think Nevada, otherwise I think they would have mentioned conduct during Earthquakes in her city or something.
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Post by: Vadmaus on March 03, 2011, 12:47:52 PM
But she isn't far from Deigo, not as far a Seattle, i've seen the map on Bogus to Bubbly
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Post by: shay-lala on March 10, 2011, 04:07:49 AM
ummm i think it is in new york cuz in B2b the map shows the statue of liberty!!!! ;D
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Post by: Nikki-La on March 10, 2011, 04:19:57 AM
i thought it took place somewhere near NY also.
like where they ocean placement is, and that it was on an island, and in the northeast, plus, it's where Scott lives....he most likely did set it there
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Post by: Millah-wa on March 10, 2011, 06:03:00 AM
i think it takes place somewhere near Seattle
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Post by: hoverboarder on April 20, 2011, 07:46:44 AM
I think diego is obviously the remains san diego.
But why did only the west survive?.... ???
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Post by: Echo :) on April 20, 2011, 07:53:50 AM
Good question... and Hi :D
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Post by: hoverboarder on April 20, 2011, 08:05:40 AM
hello to you too :D
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Post by: Echo :) on April 20, 2011, 08:08:14 AM
:D welcome back :) I saw that you joined a while ago
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Post by: hoverboarder on April 20, 2011, 08:14:08 AM
yup! never got around 2 postin tho
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Post by: Echo :) on April 20, 2011, 08:17:20 AM
WEll now ya have lol :D
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Post by: Beth-la on April 20, 2011, 08:31:25 AM
Ok I'm convince now that it is in fact in Hannah's pants that Uglies takes place.
I read this comment without looking at what the conversation was actually about. Then I did a quick "WTF?" in my head, then burst into laughter.  :D
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Post by: Alicia-wa on May 25, 2011, 08:54:38 AM
I think Tally's city is near Seattle, because in the books it describes the tallest building in The Rusty Ruins like the Space Needle.  Also in Bogus to Bubbly, the picture of The Rusty Ruins has what looks like the Space Needle in it. As for Diego, I do believe it's near or a part of San Diego.
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Post by: shadley on July 01, 2011, 01:45:12 PM
Hey Alicia! (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/welcome.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) I have to agree with you, Bogus to Bubbly all but said that it was Seattle.
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Post by: Rue128 on August 03, 2011, 10:28:07 AM
America, no ware else would people try to do something crazy like that.
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Post by: Echo :) on August 03, 2011, 10:30:40 AM
Haha!!!!! That made me laugh... Welcome to the forum!
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Post by: shadley on August 03, 2011, 12:04:20 PM
HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/welcome.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Are you a Hunger Games fan? Is that where you got the idea for your username?
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Post by: Rue128 on August 04, 2011, 03:54:26 AM
Thanks! And yes, I've read the hunger games but i got the name from a friend's really cute puppy, although Rue is very awesome.
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Post by: Echo :) on August 04, 2011, 04:57:56 AM
Good, I'm glad you've allready read them so we don't. Have to force you to do so ;) :D
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Post by: Beth-la on August 04, 2011, 05:07:16 AM
Yes, Echo's very insistent that everyone reads HG. When I first joined, I hadn't read them. Then I was bullied into doing so.   :P :D

Welcome!
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Post by: Rue128 on August 04, 2011, 08:52:31 AM
*gulp* Force? .... I have the feeling you don't do that from the computer...
 
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Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on August 04, 2011, 01:58:51 PM
America, no ware else would people try to do something crazy like that.
LAWLS! it's true though.
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Post by: Echo :) on August 04, 2011, 02:02:37 PM
*gulp* Force? .... I have the feeling you don't do that from the computer...
 
Well it depends... :D
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Post by: Steampunk_Princess on August 23, 2011, 08:45:39 AM
I always thought Tally lived in San Francisco, and Diego was (obviously) San Diego.  But I don't know the exact geographical location of Death Valley, so it could somewhere else.
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Post by: Sing_in_the_Rain on August 26, 2011, 07:20:14 AM
I always thought Tally lived in San Francisco, and Diego was (obviously) San Diego.  But I don't know the exact geographical location of Death Valley, so it could somewhere else.
Oh, God, duh.... i NEVER noticed that!!!
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Post by: shadley on August 27, 2011, 01:27:46 PM
I always thought Tally lived in San Francisco, and Diego was (obviously) San Diego.  But I don't know the exact geographical location of Death Valley, so it could somewhere else.
Wow! You know we had figured the whole Diego-San Diego thing but never that about Tally's place being San Fran. A big WELCOME newbie.