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Re: What if...Instead of the Pretty Operation
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2012, 07:09:14 AM »

It's one of those things that's hard to think about. They might have different skin colors based on where they live, and it might differ within one city or continent. Maybe they have slight variations in coloring or something. It's never really mentioned in the books.

Changing the topic and sort of contradicting the whole Rusty idea, aren't there places in the world today that don't actually depend on oil, therefore not getting destroyed in the whole end-of-the-Rusty-world? Would these people be the ones who survived to create the new society of uglies and pretties?
They usually had a sort of median--not exceptional any way, and judging by the differences between where Tally was from, Diego, and Tokyo, it probably kept with the norms of the area.
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Re: What if...Instead of the Pretty Operation
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2012, 09:17:28 AM »

Makes sense to me.
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Re: What if...Instead of the Pretty Operation
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2012, 11:24:26 AM »

In the beginning of Pretties, Zane's skin is described as, "his skin was the same olive as everyone's...".
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Re: What if...Instead of the Pretty Operation
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2012, 10:03:58 AM »

So probably a median. Plus, by then, with so much interbreeding and few immigrants, most people would be biracial, at least.
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Re: What if...Instead of the Pretty Operation
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2012, 10:34:04 AM »

Probably even triracial. And most likely the "olive" she speaks of is part of the pretty operation, and is not what we see "olive" as.
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Re: What if...Instead of the Pretty Operation
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2012, 10:44:11 AM »

Ah, true. And being tan, no matter what race, is considered conventionally attractive.
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Re: What if...Instead of the Pretty Operation
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2012, 10:47:17 AM »

Solid confermation on that.
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Re: What if...Instead of the Pretty Operation
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2012, 03:32:08 AM »

Thats a awewsome idea! I like it
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Re: What if...Instead of the Pretty Operation
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2012, 01:51:31 PM »

So the thought came to me: What if instead of getting a surgical operation, beauty came through genetics? A scientifical lab could decide on who would "mate" with who, based on their DNA and such to create an attractive kid.


that idea sounds like the matched series to me..
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Re: What if...Instead of the Pretty Operation
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2012, 10:58:43 AM »

I think I recall Scott mentioning that there's an area appropriate racial mixture.
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Re: What if...Instead of the Pretty Operation
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2012, 11:22:13 AM »

So...Zane should look like someone from Washington or Idaho.
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