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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2012, 09:19:33 AM »

I'd say THG and Uglies are about as far apart from each other as you can get without going into a different genre.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2012, 10:36:02 AM »

The plots are completely different, but as far as theme, they both focus on how the media influences our culture and both use a love triangle to represent a character's two possible "paths" for life.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2012, 11:14:33 AM »

Probably enough to get the fans comparing them. Actually, wait, no, it defenantly is. That's why we're having this discussion on these forums.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2012, 11:43:27 AM »

They also have the stupid love triangle. I get that it's symbolic, and it's cool, but way overused. I want to write a story like that WITHOUT an LT where the romance still holds symbolism but isn't obvious. I'm kind of getting at it with the story I'm working on right now, but I still have so. much. planning. to. do.

But back on the topic of similarities, both appeal to the same fan base, so there are definitely similarities. They also both contrast a rough, poor-but-enlightened lifestyle with an indoctrinated, wealthy society.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2012, 11:53:14 AM »

The Love Triangle is so cliche it's got a TV Tropes page devoted to it's clicheness.
Actually, that's...no, wait, never mind, there's love triangles in Mortal Engines. Actually, Leviathan doesn't have any, ironically. Just Alek and Deryn. There's Lilit, but who the splice knows what goes on in HER head...And there's almost no romance in Boneshaker.
Well, don't rush. No one knows it's coming...don't hurry it out. Take your time. Perfect it. Make it AWESOME.

I've noticed this too. Like how fans of Leviathan tend to be fans of Kenneth Oppel's Airborn series.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2012, 12:03:22 PM »

http://th05.deviantart.net/fs71/150/i/2011/090/f/e/triangle_by_jess_the_rockstar-d3cxe3h.jpg
I had to xD Love that.

Well, don't rush. No one knows it's coming...don't hurry it out. Take your time. Perfect it. Make it AWESOME.

Planning on it xD I've got pages and pages in my Gdocs of planning and replanning. I think I'll get a ridiculously detailed outline out, then do the draft for the next NaNoWriMo.
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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2012, 01:21:39 PM »

Oh yes...I love that one too. And of course we know it's viable. Which leads to the possiblity of a crack paring between Lilit and Fever Crumb...

Good...good...I shall read it when you post it.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2012, 08:44:49 PM »

Probably won't post it, but I'll probably email it to a few people.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2012, 01:09:20 AM »

Well never mind then.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2012, 04:40:33 AM »

Might post bits and pieces though xD
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2012, 06:23:32 AM »

I'll take that. I'm dead dry on any good reading material currently.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2012, 06:33:36 AM »

Might take you up on that it I need someone to read stuff for me :D
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2012, 06:43:21 AM »

I can beta read stuff, sure thing. Done it for a good long time on DA and FF.N. And it would be good to read the work of someone who actually knows what they're doing.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2012, 06:44:16 AM »

Lol I don't really know what I'm doing, I've just been doing it for a long time, so I've gained some insight :D
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2012, 06:44:26 AM »

I can beta read stuff, sure thing. Done it for a good long time on DA and FF.N. And it would be good to read the work of someone who actually knows what they're doing. ALEK IS NOT GAY, AHSOKA TANO IS NOT SOME ANGEL-BIRD THING WITH FLAMING WINGS, AND FOR GODS SAKE USE FREAKING SPELLCHECK!
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