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Re: Survey
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« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2010, 11:20:44 AM »

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« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2010, 03:03:55 AM »

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Re: Survey
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2010, 12:10:00 PM »

Alright, finally getting around to this.  Copy/pasta!


SURVEY
Which do you prefer?
     1 Tally
     2 Zane
     3 Mind Rain
     4 Cutters
     5 Diego
Answer with yes or no:
     6 No.
     7 No.
     8 No.
     9 Yes.
     10 No.
Rate 1-5 1 being horrible and 5 being amazing
     11 4
     12 4
     13 5
     14 4
Answer the question
     15 It's a bit of a toss-up.  Shay through Uglies and Pretties, Tally in Specials.  They're the ones who fought hardest to resist social conditioning/neurological implants in their respective books.

INTERVIEW
1.   Any comments on the series?  The series is kind of a big thing.  To ask for comments on the whole thing would require several pages.
2.   Why do you like or dislike that Tally stayed Special in the end of extras?  Tally's not a Special.  She's a normal person with special-headedness stapled on.  People should be good at what they are, not try to be something else.
3.   Why does Tally Youngblood stand out to you?  She doesn't just let herself become what other people want her to be.  She is her own person, by the end of Uglies, at least.  I remember when I first read the series, I thought it was odd that Tally was practically the only person who did this.  Scott's numbers turned out to be depressingly accurate.
4.   Why do you like or dislike Shay?  Oddly, Shay is the opposite of Tally.  In Uglies, she is the embodiment of what I value in people, but by Specials she's become the opposite.  Bonus points for last minute Heel Face Turn, though.
5.   Are you team David or team Zane?  You can find a full answer to this in the Love Triangle thread.
6.   Which of Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and extras did you like best?  Specials.
7.   Did you like Extras? (why, why not)  I liked it.  It was definitely wise to make Tally a secondary character.
8.   Would you want to live in the Prettytime or the Mind Rain and why?  Would I want to live in an oppressive post-scarcity society or a liberated one?  Is that a question?  Mind Rain.
9.    Why are you for or against the bubblehead surge?  A surgery done against my will that makes me docile and submissive?  Again, is this a question?  A will to accomplish things is literally what makes humans human, take it away and we're just glorified animals.
10.   How does your view of special circumstances change throughout the series, if it does at all?  It doesn't, really.  A totalitarian police state is totalitarian.
11.   Were you able to relate to the characters and were you able to immerse yourself in the world Westerfeld created?  Yes.
12.   What would you have been like as an ugly?  Ugh.  Probably homicidal.
13.   Of all the cliques named in Pretties, which would you try to join and why?  The Cutters.  It's a pretty desperate way of breaking free, but when you're out of options, you do whatever it takes.
14.   What character do you relate to most and why?  Probably Tally.  Possibly Zane.  They're both fairly obsessed with breaking free.
15.   What did you get out of the series personally?  That's a rather broad question.  You'll have to narrow it down if you want a usable answer.
16.   What or how did you change after reading the series?  I didn't, really.  Mostly it pinned down certain things I already believed, giving them specific words by which they could be identified.
17.   How has your view of what we are doing to the environment changed after reading the series, if it has at all?  It hasn't.  Scott's environmental preaching never got more than rolled eyes from me.  It doesn't help that his vision of global warming is hilariously exaggerated.
18.   What do you think is most similar to today, 2010, to that of Tally’s City?  The people.  Which makes sense.
19.   How are you helping the environment?  I recycle and try to avoid burning down forests.  Y'know, when I can.
20.   Any last comments?  Yes.  There was more than one message in these books.  And the environmental one was the one I had to ignore because of the hilarious misunderstandings of meteorology and biology involved.
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Re: Survey
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2010, 12:17:21 PM »

THANK YOU EVERYONE YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH YOU ALL HELPED!!!  :)
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Re: Survey
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2010, 02:00:57 PM »

1 SHAY!
2 Zane. This is easy, really.
3 Prettytime
4 Cutters
5 Diego's pretty cool, but the morphological violations won't do. Tally's city. Specialer.
6 YES!
7 Of course. It keeps everyone nicely under control.
8 YES YES YES! Special was the best!
9 Who wouldn't? It was the best world ever.
10 No. At first I though the whole bubblehead thing was horrible, and that Tally shouldn't give in - it would ruin the story. I was proven wrong.
11 5
12 5
13 1000000000000000!
14 3
15 Well, Shay was my favorite, but I found I related to mostly all of them. I guess I'll say Shay though - she was always fighting with Tally, she always had to prove she was right, she had to fight and change to keep up. No one really realized how hard she was struggling, that the cutting was not just a cure, but a way to save herself... from herself. I could just relate (even though I don't cut) to that. And also her sense of humor. I laughed at even her lamest jokes. She confident sometimes, but sometimes even... nervous, reserved. And she hid it all. I'm rambling. In a rambly way.

I'll do the interview too, why not?

1.   Any comments on the series?

Besides "It's the best series I've ever read" and "I wish our world could be like that", not really. Oh yeah, "TALLY X SHAY!!" LOL.

2.   Why do you like or dislike that Tally stayed Special in the end of extras?

Well, I liked it. No one will ever do anything to her brain again. Besides, Specials pwn.

3.   Why does Tally Youngblood stand out to you?

Well, she'd never stand out as much as Shay, but I guess it's because she was always changing, never satisfied, and so... human. Not cliche at all. Absolutely realistic. I could relate to her.

4.   Why do you like or dislike Shay?

I love Shay. Heck, half the time I'm convinced I am Shay. Shay was the one who caused the whole story. Shay was the center of it all, and I find she was sort of downplayed. It's hard to describe her in a word, and it's hard to put a finger on her best qualities. I guess it's the way she... stayed herself, no matter what happened. She inspired me, even if she didn't inspire Tally. They were always getting into fights, and she has this amazing sense of humor. She was also realistic though. She had spaz attacks, she cut herself, she did so many things. And, to top it all off, she was icy before she even coined the term.

5.   Are you team David or team Zane?

TEAM SHAY!!!

But if I have to choose one of those, I guess Team Zane. Hands down. Zane's just... better. And better with Tally. David saw Tally for who she was, Zane saw her for who she is now. WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE?

6.   Which of Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and extras did you like best?

Specials. It was definitely the best.

7.   Did you like Extras? (why, why not)

It was all right - I liked the fame system and Frizz. But aliens? And also the plot was pretty weak. Not enough Shay.

8.   Would you want to live in the Prettytime or the Mind Rain and why?

Prettytime - imagine being Pretty. Though I'd really rather be Special.

9.    Why are you for or against the bubblehead surge?

Well, it's not exactly fair, but it keeps things happy and under control. Plus, I'd have no problem being a bubblehead if I didn't know there was anything wrong.

10.   How does your view of special circumstances change throughout the series, if it does at all?

Well, at first I saw them as evil, but my view slowly changed until they were the good guys. And I could relate to them.

11.   Were you able to relate to the characters and were you able to immerse yourself in the world Westerfeld created?

Yes, one hundred percent absolutely.

12.   What would you have been like as an ugly?

Like I am now. But more selfish - I'd want to be pretty very badly. I wouldn't have run away unless I already knew about the lesions, but I'd hoverboard a lot and play some fun little tricks.

13.   Of all the cliques named in Pretties, which would you try to join and why?

I really don't know. They all have their pros and cons - I guess the Hot-airs. Drinking champagne in hot air balloons, what could top that?

14.   What character do you relate to most and why?

Shay. I think I summed this all up twice earlier.

15.   What did you get out of the series personally?

A very good read, some new thoughts on society, a new favorite character, world and author, and about fifty billion inside jokes.

16.   What or how did you change after reading the series?

I became more Special. Really. I also became like Shay. Special Shay. And I could never look at the world the same again.

17.   How has your view of what we are doing to the environment changed after reading the series, if it has at all?

It made me scream "STUPID RUSRIES"! about ten times a day. We need some oil bugs.

18.   What do you think is most similar to today, 2010, to that of Tally’s City?

The fact that the government is doing things secretly and not telling us about it. Also, have you heard of MKULTRA?

19.   How are you helping the environment?

I'm not, and it kills me. I know there's nothing we can do, but pray that someone with power will knock some sense into our leader's heads.

20.   Any last comments?

Too many to count. I could be here all day, really. I won't bother typing them.
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« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2010, 02:33:12 PM »

THANK YOU EVERYONE YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH YOU ALL HELPED!!!  :)
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« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2010, 02:47:36 PM »

Which do you prefer?
     1  Shay
     2  Zane
     3 Prettytime
     4  Cutters
     5  Tally's City
Answer with yes or no:
     6no
     7 Do you agree with the bubblehead surge? yes
     8 In the end of the series did you want Tally to remain special?yes
     9 Did you feel that you were a part of the world Westerfeld had created while reading the books?yes
     10 In the beginning of Uglies, did you want Tally to become Pretty?no
Rate 1-5 1 being horrible and 5 being amazing
     11 Uglies3
     12 Pretties4
     13 Specials13
     14 Extras2
Answer the question
     15 Which character throughout the series did you relate most to and why?tally in uglies because im a social out cast like her


INTERVIEW
1.   Any comments on the series?nopoe
2.   Why do you like or dislike that Tally stayed Special in the end of extras?love it because it makes her charecter better
3.   Why does Tally Youngblood stand out to you?she dont
4.   Why do you like or dislike Shay?she was always speacial so loved her
5.   Are you team David or team Zane?zane
6.   Which of Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and extras did you like best?speacia;s
7.   Did you like Extras? (why, why not)no because it was stupid
8.   Would you want to live in the Prettytime or the Mind Rain and why?pretty so i could  be bubbled up
9.    Why are you for or against the bubblehead surge?i am because it was a good idea
10.   How does your view of special circumstances change throughout the series, if it does at all?no i dont
11.   Were you able to relate to the characters and were you able to immerse yourself in the world Westerfeld created?yes
12.   What would you have been like as an ugly?horrible
13.   Of all the cliques named in Pretties, which would you try to join and why?crims because the probs be speacial
14.   What character do you relate to most and why?ally in uglies because im a social out cast like her
15.   What did you get out of the series personally?it was awosome
16.   What or how did you change after reading the series?i didnt
17.   How has your view of what we are doing to the environment changed after reading the series, if it has at all?it hasnt
18.   What do you think is most similar to today, 2010, to that of Tally’s City?the stains
19.   How are you helping the environment?not
20.   Any last comments?nope
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Re: Survey
« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2010, 03:51:40 PM »

SURVEY
Which do you prefer?
     1 Tally
     2 Zane
     3 Prettytime
     4 Cutters
     5 Tally's City
Answer with yes or no:
     6 Do you believe in trying to make your community more environmentally conscious? YES
     7 Do you agree with the bubblehead surge? YES
     8 In the end of the series did you want Tally to remain special? YES
     9 Did you feel that you were a part of the world Westerfeld had created  while reading the books? YES
     10 In the beginning of Uglies, did you want Tally to become Pretty? NO
Rate 1-5 1 being horrible and 5 being amazing
     11 Uglies 3
     12 Pretties 4
     13 Specials 5
     14 Extras 4
Answer the question
     15 Which character throughout the series did you relate most to and why? Tally-wa, because she faces a lot of problems that no one else really has to face, and I am very adventurous!
Any additional comments (greatly appreciated  )


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Re: Survey
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2010, 01:06:12 PM »

1. Tally
2. David!
3. Prettytime
4. Crims
5. Diego
6. Yes
7. No
8. yes
9. yes
10. no
11. 5
12. 4
13. 5
14. 4
15. Probably Tally because she's strong and independent and I think of my self a lot like.
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