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Re: Succession
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2013, 01:39:04 AM »

I figured you wouldn't get many as some are kinda obscure. They are from:

The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones, who you should try it you haven't already.

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, which I don't care for apart from that one line.

The next two are from The Death-Defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean.

And, obviously, the hitchhiker' s guide to the galaxy.

Have you read any of Tamora Pierce' s books? I can't think of a good quote, but I love all of her books.
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« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2013, 01:42:23 AM »

No, but I've heard of her. I'm pretty sure that at least one of her books is on my list.
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Re: Succession
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2013, 01:47:42 AM »

I hope you like it when you get to it. She has written quite a bit, so should you like her you will have plenty of options.

Random question: What is a flash tattoo? I get the rest of your signature, except for that bit.
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Re: Succession
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2013, 01:50:45 AM »

It's the tattoos from Uglies that move along with their heartbeats.
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« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2013, 02:02:13 AM »

Ah, thank you. I only read the first uglies, and that was about four years ago.
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Re: Succession
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2013, 01:56:27 PM »

Another random thought: Melissa's mindcasting is a lot like Oxham's empathy, isn't it?
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« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2013, 01:59:43 PM »

There are similarities. At least Oxham has a means of controlling it, though. I still feel so bad for Melissa. :'(
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Re: Succession
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2013, 02:08:08 PM »

Yeah :(

I really liked that Oxham didn't take the apathy medication when it was just her and Zai. Although it could also seem a little creepy for Zai.

On another note, did you keep picturing Zai as an old man? Because I kept needing to remind myself that he was the youngest person to ever be elevated.
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« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2013, 02:09:51 PM »

I never had that problem, though I can see how you might think that.

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Re: Succession
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2013, 02:11:36 PM »

He just acts so much older than he is. Probably because of what happened on Dhantu :'(

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Re: Succession
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2013, 02:47:29 AM »

Very likely. Captains aren't usually very young either, whether they're in charge of a boat or a spaceship.
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Re: Succession
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2013, 03:02:27 AM »

I figured that he was probably in his mid thirties, how old did you think he was?
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Re: Succession
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2013, 03:04:31 AM »

I was thinking late twenties, early thirties. Somewhere around there. Keep in mind that I have an awful time guessing people's ages in real life, much less in a book.
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Re: Succession
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2013, 03:09:08 AM »

I'm terrible at guessing ages too.
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« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2013, 03:13:03 AM »

I try to only describe people using certain details, like height, hair colour, and the like. Unless they are obviously a small child or something.
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