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Title: how would you have changed the books?(or charecters)
Post by: Brielle-wa on June 15, 2010, 05:17:27 AM

hey! I was thinking about the end of the series, and how uptight Tally always is now, and I always thought that Tally should've gotten all her operations undone. (of course then no one would be there to protect the world!) so I want to know, if you could change something about the books would you, how, and why? :)
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Post by: Jess-la(: on August 14, 2010, 12:51:30 PM
But changing anything would just ruin the whole series they are so perfect already!
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Post by: PerfectlyxImperfect on August 14, 2010, 10:28:31 PM
I'd bring Zane back to life.
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Post by: Jess-la(: on August 15, 2010, 06:24:23 AM
Yea but then what would happen with Tally and David?
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 06:29:22 AM
David would die. Duh.
LOL JK! ;D
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 15, 2010, 06:40:50 AM
I can't imagine them as different.
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 06:41:54 AM
Me either. I like them the way they are.
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Post by: tridecagirl on August 15, 2010, 08:24:31 AM
I guess I haven't got enough chaos in my blood.
('It is her nature to strive to rule, to overcome, to imagine everything as different' )
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Post by: vampirekitty on August 15, 2010, 08:28:30 AM
I like them the way they are, I don't know if I would change anything either :-\
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 08:32:30 AM
No, WAIT! I would have brought Croy back into Specials and Extras playing a slightly bigger part. But that's it.
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Post by: Jess-la(: on August 15, 2010, 08:42:04 AM
Croy and Shay should end up together
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 08:44:33 AM
YES! They should. They deserve each other.
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Post by: PATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on August 15, 2010, 08:51:07 AM
no her and astrix
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 08:55:33 AM
No, I think Croy deserves Shay.
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Post by: Jess-la(: on August 15, 2010, 09:01:12 AM
I wonder why Croy wasn't included in specials he was one of my favourites
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Post by: Mara-la on August 15, 2010, 09:04:37 AM
If I we're to change it....
a) the books would be much longer
b) we would learn about dr. cables past
c) shay would make more appearences as the hero instead of a background character
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 09:09:28 AM
I wonder why Croy wasn't included in specials he was one of my favourites
amen
If I we're to change it....
a) the books would be much longer
b) we would learn about dr. cables past
c) shay would make more appearences as the hero instead of a background character
Those are good ideas.  :)
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Post by: Mara-la on August 15, 2010, 09:10:03 AM
thankyou :)
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Post by: shadley on August 15, 2010, 09:13:35 AM
If I were to change it I would Include some different POVs like in Uglies:Shay, David, Dr. Cable(coming up with her evil plan); Pretties:Shay, Zane, Dr. Cable, Croy;Specials:Shay, David, Astrix, Dr.Cable, Zane on his deathbed; Extras:Tally(during the first part of book), Shay, some of the Extras.
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Post by: Mara-la on August 15, 2010, 09:14:27 AM
Yeah, but that would also make it confusing, with the suddent shift of mind.
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 09:16:03 AM
If I were to change it I would Include some different POVs like in Uglies:Shay, David, Dr. Cable(coming up with her evil plan); Pretties:Shay, Zane, Dr. Cable, Croy;Specials:Shay, David, Astrix, Dr.Cable, Zane on his deathbed; Extras:Tally(during the first part of book), Shay, some of the Extras.
I think that's brilliant.
But Mara, Midnighters wasn't confusing, and it had different POV's.
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Post by: Mara-la on August 15, 2010, 09:20:07 AM
I think it is, at least a bit.
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 09:21:49 AM
Oh right, your on the second book. Ok. Sorry. :)
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Post by: Mara-la on August 15, 2010, 09:23:45 AM
???
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 09:24:29 AM
I thought you just said you we're just reading Touching Darkness for the first time?
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Post by: Mara-la on August 15, 2010, 09:25:36 AM
Yeah, I am. I just don't get what you're apologizing for.
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 09:27:44 AM
Oh! Well....I have no idea why.
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Post by: Mara-la on August 15, 2010, 09:29:31 AM
 ::) :)
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 09:31:41 AM
Oh, just another example of my bubbleheadedness. ;D
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Post by: Mara-la on August 15, 2010, 09:34:23 AM
 ;D
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 09:36:02 AM
I think I'm becoming more of a bubblehead everyday.
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Post by: Mara-la on August 15, 2010, 09:39:46 AM
it's the summer on you.
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 09:45:22 AM
Ah, yes. Darn summer.
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Post by: Mara-la on August 15, 2010, 09:56:44 AM
oh, its not so bad. better than school
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 09:59:16 AM
I'm a nerd. I love school. ;D
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Post by: shadley on August 15, 2010, 10:51:52 AM
I know sometimes things can get confusing with changes in POVs but they don't have to change every chapter, it could just be in certain parts. In some books different POVs are put in, in a way that wasn't so confusing and benefits the book.
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Post by: Beth-la on August 15, 2010, 10:52:26 AM
Yep
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Post by: Shadow-Thief on August 15, 2010, 02:30:33 PM
I would have made Shai the main character.
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on August 16, 2010, 01:47:48 AM
I would have made Shay... a lot more important. It would still be inside Tally's head... Actually, I'd do POV switches like MI. So it's mostly Tally, sometimes Shay, and a few times Zane., David or Dr. Cable.
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Post by: Beth-la on August 16, 2010, 03:30:20 AM
Yeah, MI had a good way of doing different POV's. And it would have been cool to give Shay a more central part.
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on August 16, 2010, 10:17:06 AM
Also, Zane wouldn't have died, there wouldn't've been a mind-rain (I'm sorry, but it made things lame) so Dr. Cable, Shay, Fausto, Ho and Tachs wouldn't've been "cured". There would've been another book (not Extras, something GOOD.) I think Shay might've died in the end, because I tend to kill off my favorite characters. But it wouldn't have been a death like Zane's. She would've died to save Tally, once they reached an understanding. Then... I dunno what with David... But Tally and Zane would have the beautiful ending they deserve.
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Post by: Beth-la on August 16, 2010, 10:18:39 AM
That actually sounds pretty good. But, what would have happened to David?
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on August 16, 2010, 10:19:35 AM
I don't know. He would've vanished without a trace instead of Croy!
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Post by: Beth-la on August 16, 2010, 10:20:45 AM
Yay!!! The return of Croy!!!
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Post by: Shay-la-wa on August 16, 2010, 10:21:41 AM
Yeah! And Maddy would be less... abraisive. And Dr. Cable would turn into a good guy ON HER OWN. No bogus cures.
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Post by: shadley on August 16, 2010, 11:50:54 AM
I like your idea shay, I just want to play off of it. Shay would die to save the whole world and David realising he really loved Shay would kill himself because he couldn't live without her. But I liked Extras, I think scott switched his world from pretty time to mind rain because or world has shifted from focusing on Pretty people to focusing on Fame and popularity, and our world has even sort of combined the too.
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Post by: Beth-la on August 16, 2010, 12:44:12 PM
That's a good idea too, but I don't see David killing himself.
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Post by: shadley on August 24, 2010, 12:51:13 PM
Yeah I don't either but I thought it would be a poetic ending.