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Title: What do you guys think of this?
Post by: JimmyLost on February 13, 2010, 06:32:00 AM
So a while ago some people where talking about how cool it would be if there was a book like Mind Rain, but with essays written by the fans.
So why don't we do that? We all write some essays, and put them on a website or something. We could call it 'Cakes'.
what do you guys think?
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Post by: MikeMagpuyo on February 13, 2010, 07:18:26 AM
I'm up for it. Sign me up!
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 13, 2010, 01:58:58 PM
Sounds amazing! Can I join?
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Post by: JimmyLost on February 13, 2010, 02:00:13 PM
dose anyone no how to do websites?
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 13, 2010, 02:04:13 PM
Yup I do!
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Post by: Tabac vie on February 13, 2010, 02:05:30 PM
Count me in!! (are we talking a freeweb or a cost web)
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 13, 2010, 02:05:42 PM
Well, I kind of do anyway. I can do those free sub-domain site thingies which are websites except you've gotta type it as a subdomain of something... but they work just as well as regular sites.
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 13, 2010, 02:06:33 PM
Probably no cost website cuz who'd pay? It's just too complicated over the internet, right?
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Post by: JimmyLost on February 13, 2010, 02:07:13 PM
idk anything about websites or stuff like that so if anyone knows how to set one up for this feel free
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 13, 2010, 02:07:42 PM
me! me! (Can I?)
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Post by: Tabac vie on February 13, 2010, 02:12:44 PM
sure. which program are you going to use??? (my personal favourite free website creator is freewebs but if you have a better one go ahead.)
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 13, 2010, 02:16:15 PM
Never heard of freewebs... looking at it now!
I like weebly cuz it's so easy (okay, and the name sounds cool) W-E-E-B-L-Y!
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 13, 2010, 02:22:25 PM
Okay I'm going with freewebs
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Post by: Tabac vie on February 13, 2010, 02:26:11 PM
okay. just remember to post a link when your done. ;)
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 13, 2010, 02:47:44 PM
Okay never mind I have no idea how to work webs.
I'm trying to make the site on weebly just for fun, if you don't like it you can make it on webs, I'm just bored tonight :D
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 14, 2010, 12:48:09 AM
Well, it has kind-of been published here
http://ugliescakes.weebly.com

We should make a this-is-who-we-are thing for the homepage, and little statements about each of us?

Can I do an essay on Dr. Cable?
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Post by: JimmyLost on February 14, 2010, 05:45:24 AM
I realy like the website, it's nice espacialy since I think this should be more concentrated on the essays anyway
so now that that exists, I think anyone who wants to write an essay tell us who you are and what you think your essay will be about
since I'm already writing this I'll be doing on comparing Repo! The Genetic Opera to the Uglies series.
If you want to do more then on go for it, and I don't think we sould imposse any sort of deadlines because I know alot of you have bussy lives.
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 14, 2010, 06:27:48 AM
Yay! Can I do an essay on Dr. Cable? I think there was one about her in Mind Rain, but it was more about how Dr. C was similar to Tally. I'd like to focus more on Cable herself, not with Tally involved. (Wait! Can I do an essay on Moggle? No, just kidding on that one ;))
I'd also like to do an essay on the Rusties and the theories about them... can't decide!
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Post by: Tabac vie on February 14, 2010, 12:35:49 PM
hey TTB when do you want those statement thingys about us???
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 14, 2010, 12:42:02 PM
hey TTB when do you want those statement thingys about us???
I dunno, just thought I'd throw the idea out there...
I don't know if it's worth the time though.
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Post by: MikeMagpuyo on February 15, 2010, 12:53:41 AM
Of course it is
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Post by: Emma-la on February 15, 2010, 06:49:56 AM
Count me in to this too!
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Post by: Tabac vie on February 15, 2010, 07:39:45 AM
so what should we say....?
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Post by: Emma-la on February 15, 2010, 09:34:49 AM
I'm lost. Give me awhile to read all this and get caught up. See ya in an hour!
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 15, 2010, 10:41:59 AM
so what should we say....?
I guess like what you'd say to introduce yourself on the forum. That's what I did...
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Post by: Tabac vie on February 15, 2010, 11:29:17 AM
okay....

Hey I'm Tabac Vie and I'm really pumped to be part of project Cakes! I love reading, writing and playing the oboe. I love the french language and my name is a funny mistranslation, I love Scott Westerfeld's books and I can't wait for the next one!

How's that?
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 15, 2010, 12:02:14 PM
Bubbly! Posting it on the site then!
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Post by: Emma-la on February 15, 2010, 12:21:53 PM
Okay, here goes...

Hi, I'm Emma-la, or my friends know me as Katie. I love choclate and I am hyper. Honoured to be a part of Cakes, I love cakes. And sugar. I love the French language as well and I am loving Scott-la's books. Cakes would be a perfect next book in the Uglies series, but I guess we're using that name now. Haha.

That alright? I dunno what to say really. Edit it if you need to, make it sound better.
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 15, 2010, 01:09:18 PM
Icy, Emma-la!
Here's the new-and-improved site!
http://ugliescakes.weebly.com/
So, if people have written essays... I guess PM me and I'll stick them on the site?
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Post by: Emma-la on February 15, 2010, 01:10:22 PM
Okay, so the essays are...? Please explain. I;m just a tad confused.
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Post by: levi_ann on February 15, 2010, 01:19:21 PM
Can I join in this idea? I think is amazing. The problem is i'm a little busy right now. But rock on!!
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Post by: Emma-la on February 15, 2010, 01:19:58 PM
Someone please explain!
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Post by: levi_ann on February 15, 2010, 01:24:58 PM
I think you can write about whatever you want as long as it's related to the Uglies Series.
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Post by: JimmyLost on February 15, 2010, 01:27:06 PM
Someone please explain!
fans doing there own version of Mind Rain on the web called Cakes
If you haven't read Mind Rain it's a book of essays witen by other authors talking aboutt the Uglies series
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Post by: Emma-la on February 15, 2010, 01:34:57 PM
Okay, so anything related to the Uglies series?
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Post by: JimmyLost on February 15, 2010, 01:42:04 PM
yep
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Post by: Emma-la on February 16, 2010, 02:19:27 AM
Yay! I get it now! I will start thinking about topics to talk about! WEEEE!!!
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 16, 2010, 04:20:02 AM
I'm going to post the site on the links and promotions thread.  :D
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Post by: Emma-la on February 16, 2010, 06:56:39 AM
Okay!!! ;D I'm trying to come up with something to write an essay about. I'll figure it out once I finish rereading the series. This was a great idea!
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Post by: MikeMagpuyo on February 18, 2010, 09:46:19 AM
I'll write about the complications of TRENDS and OBSESSION WITH PHYSICAL BEAUTY. Whew.
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 18, 2010, 10:18:10 AM
That's so icy, Mike!
So MikeMagpuyo, JimmyLost, and levi_ann, can you write a little statement about yourself that we can put on the site? You know, like:
Quote
Hi, I'm Emma-la, or my friends know me as Katie. I love chocolate and I am hyper. Honored to be a part of Cakes, I love cakes. And sugar. I love the French language as well and I am loving Scott-la's books. Cakes would be a perfect next book in the Uglies series, but I guess we're using that name now. Haha.

Hoverponies Forever is joining us too, she just hasn't gotten around to posting yet!
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Post by: JimmyLost on February 18, 2010, 10:56:08 AM
ok I'll write one umm here:

Hello I'm Jimmy Lost. I'm so glade everyone seems to be realy excited about Cakes. I'm a huge fan of Scott's books and probably not as big a fan of essays, but I cant wait to finsh mine and read everyone elses. Here's hopeing everyone has lots of fun.

kinda short but whatever.
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Post by: MikeMagpuyo on February 19, 2010, 03:07:19 AM
Cool.
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Post by: Chloe-Wa on February 19, 2010, 08:21:29 AM
i only just found this topic- can i join pleeeeease? but i need to think about what to write first...
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Post by: MikeMagpuyo on February 19, 2010, 08:27:48 AM
Sure
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Post by: Emma-la on February 19, 2010, 09:02:56 AM
Yay! You used by response as an example! Happy.
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Post by: JimmyLost on February 19, 2010, 09:04:31 AM
 ???
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Post by: Emma-la on February 19, 2010, 10:20:10 AM
Never mind. Ignore the insane girl over here.  :-* I am so insane, heehe.
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Post by: Hope-la on February 19, 2010, 12:02:11 PM
Don't worry, sympathizer over here.  :D
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Post by: Tabac vie on February 19, 2010, 12:25:37 PM
hey TTB do you remember what I said I was going to write about? I've been so mind missing lately and I forgot.
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 20, 2010, 08:08:39 AM
You were going to write about if the bubblehead operation was a good thing (I think)
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Post by: Tabac vie on February 20, 2010, 12:02:10 PM
thanks. My mind has been all over the place lately, just to many thing to deal with and think about, and then lack of sleep. I'm pretty overwhelmed. this site is my "down time"
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 20, 2010, 12:26:28 PM
 :D Same with me! I love this site... it's so cool communicating with others who have the same interests you do!
Anyway...
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Post by: levi_ann on February 20, 2010, 02:29:49 PM
I'm trying to write my little statement.
 Here it is:

My name is Levi_ann and an one of the avid readers who has decided to write essays about Scott Westerfeld's Uglies Series in their spare time. I'm not a big fan of essays but I do love Cakes, who doesn't, right? I'm sure we'll all enjoy ourselves as we struggle to write something interesting about the books.

I'm not sure what I'm going to write about but I thought it would be something from Extras. Someone jokinly say they were going to write about Moggle, I think I want to write about him. Does anyone mind?
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Post by: Chloe-Wa on February 21, 2010, 07:25:27 AM
i'm still thinking of something to write about...
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 22, 2010, 11:34:52 AM
I'm trying to write my little statement.
 Here it is:

My name is Levi_ann and an one of the avid readers who has decided to write essays about Scott Westerfeld's Uglies Series in their spare time. I'm not a big fan of essays but I do love Cakes, who doesn't, right? I'm sure we'll all enjoy ourselves as we struggle to write something interesting about the books.

I'm not sure what I'm going to write about but I thought it would be something from Extras. Someone jokinly say they were going to write about Moggle, I think I want to write about him. Does anyone mind?

Write about Moggle! Write about Moggle! *cheers* Go Moggle!
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 22, 2010, 11:37:07 AM
i'm still thinking of something to write about...
Can you do a little statement-thing like levi_ann so we can post it on the site?
I'm so excited to read all the essays!!
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Post by: Chloe-Wa on February 25, 2010, 06:33:41 AM
will do ttb
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Post by: Chloe-Wa on February 27, 2010, 03:57:19 AM
Ok i have my statement:

Hi I'm Chloe and I'm so excited to be a part of Cakes. I like to shop, travel, try new food, and most of all I love the Uglies series and many other books.

That ok? Or is it too short? Btw i think i'm going to write about the prospect of "freedom having a way of destroying things" if thats ok?
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on February 27, 2010, 02:26:59 PM
Both are ICY, Chloe-wa! I love your idea!
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Post by: Chloe-Wa on February 28, 2010, 06:51:09 AM
thanks ttb what are you writing about?
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on March 01, 2010, 01:22:31 AM
The possibility of us ending up like the Rusties :D
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Post by: Emma-la on March 01, 2010, 01:26:02 AM
I will start my essay ASAP. Does anyone remeber what it was about? I've been swamped by my homework lately and have forgotten.
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Post by: Team Toshi Banana on March 01, 2010, 02:33:51 AM
Here are everyone's essay topics:

JimmyLost: Repo! and Uglies
MikeMagpuyo: the complication of trends and obsessions with physical beauty
Tabac Vie: the pretties operation and how it would impact society today (includes arguments from thread: "maybe being pretty-minded wouldn't be such a bad idea")
Levi_ann: Moggle
Chloe-wa: freedom has a way of destroying things
Team Toshi Banana: the possibilities of our civilization becoming like the Rusties
Emma-la: the Specials had the right ideas, weren't all bad
Hoverponies Forever: how all the unnecessary sacrifices Tally made hurt her/others