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Little Things You Noticed
« on: September 22, 2011, 09:27:21 AM »

This thread is for talking about the little things, not the big, epic, battle and/or kissing scenes. Anything a person may have missed when speed-reading through Goliath. So basically whatever little moments, phrases, or illustration details you found cute/funny/interesting/unusual etc. I'll start:

Back in Behemoth, when Alek and Deryn are balcony-hopping at the hotel to get the scroll, Alek says to Deryn "Have you lost your air-sense yet?" and Deryn replies "Hardly."
Now, in Goliath, in the second-to-last chapter when they are climbing the ratlines together, an injured Deryn says "Barking spiders, I've gotten soft!" and then it is ALEK who says "Hardly." I wonder if Scott did that on purpose.
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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 09:33:38 AM »

i liked the vague, unnoticeable little paragraph on the civil war, how the south was darwinist and the north was clanker.
it got me thinking.
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"That boy Dylan is completely guileless-incapable of keeping a secret." Count Volger, Behemoth pg 70

I'm eating a blarglepuff sandwich. It tastes disgusting.

Total pwnage is nigh.

Deryn Sharpie-spof should do this math problem:
432g+7.35(15-g)=177.21(15)
g=?

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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 09:34:17 AM »

I haven't finished the book yet...but the first thing that caught my eye was in chapter one. My favorite part so far was when Deryn told Newkirk and Alek that they better eat their potatoes to warm them up and later on, Mr. Westerfeld wrote that Deryn went back to finish her "precious potatoes." It made my week. XD
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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 09:37:01 AM »

YES!! POTATOES FOREVER!!
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"That boy Dylan is completely guileless-incapable of keeping a secret." Count Volger, Behemoth pg 70

I'm eating a blarglepuff sandwich. It tastes disgusting.

Total pwnage is nigh.

Deryn Sharpie-spof should do this math problem:
432g+7.35(15-g)=177.21(15)
g=?

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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 09:37:26 AM »

I really liked the drawing of them both dripping wet after the Heruclean Inundation. I don't know why, but I found it cute.
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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 10:28:47 AM »

The only thing that is cute when Alek and Deryn kiss. That is what I'm waiting for.

And I'll find the potatoe part, see if it is funny.

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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 10:33:25 AM »

LIttle thing: In Draining, Alek is taller... cuz he's standing on a box. XD
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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 10:49:07 AM »

Deryn talks about Alek getting that "daft look" on his face every once in a while.  I believe in those moments that he is in the process of falling in love with her, but neither realize it.
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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2011, 11:53:13 AM »

I haven't finished the book yet...but the first thing that caught my eye was in chapter one. My favorite part so far was when Deryn told Newkirk and Alek that they better eat their potatoes to warm them up and later on, Mr. Westerfeld wrote that Deryn went back to finish her "precious potatoes." It made my week. XD

And remember in Leviathan, where Deryn is stealing potatoes off of the other boy's plates? I was reading Goliath to my little sister in the car on the way home from Barnes & Noble, and at the "potatoes" part, I put down Goliath, turned to her, and cried, "What is it with Deryn and potatoes!"
(My grandmother, who was driving, said after that, "The Irish eat lots of potatoes and drink lots of beer." Then my sister and I both snapped, "She's Scottish!" at the exact same time.)

Or...what about the part where Alek muses that you can always distract Deryn with food? Loved that.

Also loved the part where they met with Mr. Toyoda and Bovril repeated, "To-Yo-Da," because my family owns a Toyota.
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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 11:58:00 AM »

the Toyoda and Ford thing was awesome!  My family is a Toyota family, except for my dad who has a Ford.  So I got really excited when I read the part where they med Toyoda. 
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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2011, 12:04:18 PM »

I loved how volgers eyebrows got burnt off!! ;D ;D ;D
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"That boy Dylan is completely guileless-incapable of keeping a secret." Count Volger, Behemoth pg 70

I'm eating a blarglepuff sandwich. It tastes disgusting.

Total pwnage is nigh.

Deryn Sharpie-spof should do this math problem:
432g+7.35(15-g)=177.21(15)
g=?

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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2011, 12:49:14 PM »

I liked the part where Alek couldn't say "chest" so Bovril said it for him. XD
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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2011, 12:54:18 PM »

I haven't finished the book yet...but the first thing that caught my eye was in chapter one. My favorite part so far was when Deryn told Newkirk and Alek that they better eat their potatoes to warm them up and later on, Mr. Westerfeld wrote that Deryn went back to finish her "precious potatoes." It made my week. XD

I totally thought of you when I read that.
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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2011, 03:04:23 PM »

One of my favorite quotes that happened to be during the kissing scene. but was probably overlooked by many because they were so caught up in the kissing, was:
'"What's wrong with everything?" he said, curling up against the cold and shutting his eyes. The world had broken the night his parents died, and just seemed to keep breaking.
Deryn shook him. "You've got a head wound, Alek. Don't fall asleep!"
He opened one eye "It's a bit cold for a nap."'

I just love that :)
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Re: Little Things You Noticed
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2011, 11:43:59 AM »

My fave quote is in my siggie
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"That boy Dylan is completely guileless-incapable of keeping a secret." Count Volger, Behemoth pg 70

I'm eating a blarglepuff sandwich. It tastes disgusting.

Total pwnage is nigh.

Deryn Sharpie-spof should do this math problem:
432g+7.35(15-g)=177.21(15)
g=?
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