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Title: PRETTIES: Part III - the little dolls in trees?!?
Post by: Jewel-Wa on May 12, 2011, 06:06:32 PM
Can someone explain the dolls hanging in the trees in part III after Tally runs into the "Pre-Rusty" people and treks with Andrew to the edge of the reservation?

I have been dying to understand WHAT the heck they are and how they perpetually damage nerves and keep Tally from crossing them.

Thank you so much.
Title: Re: PRETTIES: Part III - the little dolls in trees?!?
Post by: hoverponies forever on May 12, 2011, 09:10:23 PM
Andrew's "Little Men" shoot lasers or something that attack your nervous system, and they're just dressed like dolls to creep people out, I think 
Title: Re: PRETTIES: Part III - the little dolls in trees?!?
Post by: kay-wathesmokelives on May 13, 2011, 06:38:34 AM
They are the protection, and guards. They are there to keep everyone in. They don't want the people on the reservation escaping.
Title: Re: PRETTIES: Part III - the little dolls in trees?!?
Post by: Vadmaus on May 15, 2011, 08:34:06 AM
Can someone explain the dolls hanging in the trees in part III after Tally runs into the "Pre-Rusty" people and treks with Andrew to the edge of the reservation?

I have been dying to understand WHAT the heck they are and how they perpetually damage nerves and keep Tally from crossing them.

Thank you so much.
ther are actual things like this in real life.
The 'dolls' are full of technology and equipment that sync with the human mind's own electromagnetic wavelength, thus countering the signal the brain sends to the nerves, rendering the nerves useless. The doll appearence, gives the human mind the idea of fear, and power
Title: Re: PRETTIES: Part III - the little dolls in trees?!?
Post by: haley-wa on May 16, 2011, 05:10:58 AM
so what u think andrew is like a native american? that is what i picture him as
Title: Re: PRETTIES: Part III - the little dolls in trees?!?
Post by: Jewel-Wa on May 17, 2011, 02:20:19 PM
They are the protection, and guards. They are there to keep everyone in. They don't want the people on the reservation escaping.

I understand that much, I was super curious as to HOW and what they were made of. But thanks!!
Title: Re: PRETTIES: Part III - the little dolls in trees?!?
Post by: Jewel-Wa on May 17, 2011, 02:22:16 PM
Can someone explain the dolls hanging in the trees in part III after Tally runs into the "Pre-Rusty" people and treks with Andrew to the edge of the reservation?

I have been dying to understand WHAT the heck they are and how they perpetually damage nerves and keep Tally from crossing them.

Thank you so much.
ther are actual things like this in real life.
The 'dolls' are full of technology and equipment that sync with the human mind's own electromagnetic wavelength, thus countering the signal the brain sends to the nerves, rendering the nerves useless. The doll appearence, gives the human mind the idea of fear, and power


AWESOME answer, now I am not confused anymore. I've read the book about three times, and I am so stumped on that part like crazy. Thanks :))
Title: Re: PRETTIES: Part III - the little dolls in trees?!?
Post by: Shax on May 22, 2011, 10:36:52 AM
so what u think andrew is like a native american? that is what i picture him as
i think so
Title: Re: PRETTIES: Part III - the little dolls in trees?!?
Post by: Alicia-wa on May 24, 2011, 12:41:53 PM
so what u think andrew is like a native american? that is what i picture him as

l picture him and his people that way too; just the way they're described in the book (their clothes, their houses, etc... ), now they talk, their beliefs, and the fact that the book said they were around before the rusties.
Title: Re: PRETTIES: Part III - the little dolls in trees?!?
Post by: hoverponies forever on May 24, 2011, 11:52:47 PM
Yeah, probably. I mean, there's probably a bunch of differences, but the fundamental idea is probably approximately the same.