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Jenny-la

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Obviously right now we are all technically uglies because I'm not asking about looks. I'm asking about all the brain lesions too. So would you rather be an ugly, being able to think for yourself. A pretty, being a complete bubblehead. Or a special, with all the crazy reflexes but the flashes of anger and superiority too.
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2015, 06:37:47 AM »

An ugly. Definitely an ugly. I want my normal brain function.
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2015, 06:52:56 AM »

I think there are benefits to each. I would prefer to have control over my brain, so I'd want to be an ugly, but who knows if I would still think the same if I was actually in their world. Uglies are socially conditioned to hate their status and appearance, and they don't know the consequences of the surgery.
If I was in Aya's city, I'd like to be a Sly Girl :D
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2015, 08:01:16 AM »

Yeah, being a sly girl would be really cool. I would want to be an ugly too but what you said about their society being brainwashed is also like our society. Shay overcame it in uglies just like all of us have to too. Looks aren't everything. I wish I could be a cured special thought because that would be a lot of fun.

By the way, I'm new here so I guess I didn't introduce myself. I read these books years ago and recently decided to reread them. I appreciated them more the second time and I love talking about it. This is why I made in account on here! So hi, i'm Jenny-la.  :)
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2015, 08:29:42 AM »

Being a sly girl souns terrifying D: I don't even know what I'd be in Aya's city ._. I'll have to think on that.

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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2015, 08:54:36 AM »

Being a cured special sounds fun but also...not at the same time :P

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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2015, 10:35:35 AM »

I never actually finished Ugglies, but I'd just want to be myself.
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2015, 10:45:44 AM »

Anystoryretold, you should finish the series! It's so good. And I would want to be myself, but I like the idea of being icy. Not sure if you've read specials yet but when you do you'll know what that means.
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2015, 02:09:18 PM »

I thought about it and I think I'd be some form of a surge monkey in Aya's city. That would be cool. No pinky snakes, though.
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2015, 06:38:38 PM »

Being a surge monkey would be pretty interesting. I guess Aya's city, and probably most other cities since the mind-rain made surgery in general to be optional right? I was't quite sure but i'm assuming you could be ugly for life now. Or how Hiro is a pretty without the lesions.
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 01:34:38 AM »

I figured you could if you wanted to. But I'd get bored of that :P
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2015, 11:52:02 AM »

They were called Plain Janes. It was quite the statement.

And Lee, you should totally finish the series :0
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2015, 04:51:10 AM »

Toughie. Pretties have their perks (eternal entertainment? So there!), Uglies (already one, thank you very much), Specials...?(Meh. No my favorite species.)
   I guess my final decision is Pretty. I'm a Peris, I suppose. I would like to be pretty and vapid and lazy, with some bubbliness here and there.
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2016, 11:36:57 AM »

Well technically, in their world... people like us are called "Uglies". So, really, I'd like to be myself and have control over my brain. Although, being in their world, my viewpoint may change a bit. But it wouldn't matter, it would be worth it.  :-\
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Re: Would you rather be an ugly, pretty, or special for your whole life?
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2016, 12:26:52 PM »

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this
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