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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2012, 02:28:00 PM »

I'd be up for that. Or work together on an Uglies fanfic to blow all the other fanfics out of the water. But that's just me.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2012, 08:42:39 PM »

That sounds like a good idea. Haven't ready many Uglies fanfics, how are they?
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2012, 12:41:44 AM »

Most...tend to suck. Lost of OC's (of course), grammar all over the place, and a couple of people who actually tried to write the fifth book (apperently titled "Cakes"). Other than that...nothing good.
My hope for it would be to touch on something no one in the series seems interested; the actual Oil Bug. We know nothing about it except that it set gas on fire, and it nailed us to the door in a day. And there's only one very lack-luster fic for it about some dude running through a burning city. Which would be great, except he obviously didn't know the Rusty Ruins are the remains of Seattle. Meaning that (as a Seattliete myself) I could write a much better one.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2012, 04:36:04 AM »

The last word of every Uglies book pluralized is the title of the next. "Make me pretty." "Now you're special." The last line of Extras is Frizz saying "Have some cake."
Ughhh, someone should write an Uglies fic. The oil bug would be cool, but the OCs would have to be pretty awesome.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2012, 04:43:58 AM »

That's my theory. And what's supported in Boguse to Bubbly.
Actually, I thought up a cool OC. The story is him trying to get out of Seattle, which has gone to complete hell thanks to the Bug. It's more of a one-shot than anything else. And it ends with him jumping onto a Mag-Lev train and watching one of the really big fuel tanks we have here go up. Honestly, it's kind of a novelization of what I'd do if the Oil Bug actually came.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2012, 04:47:18 AM »

I'd get on a horse and head for Idaho! :D Except hopefully I would not be on Cape Cod. WORST place to be during an apocalyse. We're at sea level, so if the seas rise, we're dead. We have no renewable resources, so if food gets cut off, we're dead. Out water is salt, so when the wells dry up, we're dead. To get on or off, there are two bridges and a canal. If the bridges collapse, and you don't have a boat, you're dead.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2012, 05:31:52 AM »

The approximate location of the future Smoke. Very smart. We could meet up and form a milita to fight off the cities. Or something. Woo militas.
Yeah...sounds like you'd be screwed if you were there. And if what I know of the oil bug, those bridges would get blown up pretty quickly. I wouldn't worry about the seas rising, though. The city would burn long before that. Though it would undoubtedly get flooded. The map in Bogus to Bubbly shows New York deep underwater, so Cape Cod would get drowned too.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2012, 05:49:08 AM »

We always die in post-apocalypses. Always. Cape Cod was just not a good idea.
We can start a farm and defend it with our mounted militia!
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2012, 06:21:56 AM »

Well, how were the founding fathers supposed to know the sea level would rise? Hell, when they made Cape Cod, they hadn't even THOUGHT of the internal combustion engine and thought dinosaurs were killed off by God.
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #54 on: May 05, 2012, 06:23:47 AM »

Also; hell yes on mounted militia. It'll be like the Smoke...except if Special Circumstances came around, there hovercars would be met with a rain of SAMs and AAA fire. Anyone who made it to the ground would be charged by people on horseback with .30 rifles. .30 cal should be big enough to punch through Special flesh...and since they've never actually been in a fight, you kill one and they all run (I've thought this out a little too deeply. Comes from being a military fan.)
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #55 on: May 05, 2012, 06:42:33 AM »

Haha xD Stuff I know nothing about! Woo!
Yeah, you're definitely gonna be in charge of weaponry in our Smoke. I'll stick to horses xD
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #56 on: May 05, 2012, 06:50:33 AM »

Yeah, leave that to me ;D
Work fine. To each their own. Together, we'd be unstoppable. Actually, I may just have to write a fic about this...I can already see the opening sentence;
"Shay thought it was going to be a routine tag-and-bag mission...until something white shot up from the forest below her and blew apart the hovercar next to hers".
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #57 on: May 05, 2012, 06:52:11 AM »

I'd beta that!
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #58 on: May 05, 2012, 06:53:39 AM »

Hell yeah. Now to actually start writing it. Better open up Liberoffice in my other screen. Yay for dual screen computers...
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Re: hunger games or uglies?
« Reply #59 on: May 05, 2012, 06:55:54 AM »

Woo! My dad has that in his office. He's a landscape architect.
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