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Uglies. Do you really know it?
« on: October 04, 2012, 01:02:18 AM »

What if it has different things about it that Scott put in there to make us thing. We are learning about symbols and i was rereading it the other day and started seeing more under story to it. Thoughts?
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 07:41:19 AM »

When you've read it as much as I have you do.
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 10:13:25 PM »

I do that too. Especially if I'm having a bad day or something.
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 10:16:07 AM »

Confirmed. Though I do it mainly as fanfiction fodder. THAT is my comfert, the actual writing of the fiction...
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 01:18:33 PM »

To each their own. I'm a little...DETACHED from my writing honestly. But then again, I'm a slightly autistic dude. I don't really DO emotional connections.
But back on teh actual topic, I have a hard time drawing connections between things in Uglies and things in the real world. I just see the tech, and then what the tech could be, and then people using said tech that could be to show the people in the story what's for-and then before I know it I'm writing a fic involving some uber-Special supersoldier kicking Tally through a tree.
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 01:57:56 PM »

I do, but...maybe I don't get caught up in it? I don't do "the feels" thing that some FF writers do. I...know where the line of fiction and reality is, yeah, that works.
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2012, 02:01:51 PM »

Something from Tumblr. From what I can tell, its basically when your mind fails to differentiate between fiction and reality and you react to events in a fictional universe as you would in real life. Hence people crying at the Harry Potter books, the angsting following the most recent Dr. Who episodes, the outcry from Twilight fans over...everything.
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2012, 02:09:33 PM »

That be the feels alright.
Still haven't read HG, and I don't know if I will. Every time I look at it I get this sour feeling in my mind and I put it back on the shelf. Its like...I don't want to read it because everyone else is reading it and I don't want it to become more of a sensation than it already is. That, or I'm afraid that reading it will destroy the little picture I have in my mind that it's trash, same as Twilight, and I'm doing the right thing by not reading it...
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2012, 02:13:39 PM »

Not saying it is...that's just what I'm telling myself because I don't want to admit I missed my chance to be a fan of it before it got popular. I like to be fans of things people aren't usually fans of; the "punk" spectrum, military sci-fi, military stuff over all, ETC. And I missed my chance with this, so I'm kicking myself.
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2012, 02:22:22 PM »

Possibly...but now I have more outsider books to read instead of it.
Necromancing the Stone, check.
Skyship Acadamy books 1 and 2, check.
Halo: The Thursday War, check.
HALO 4 (ONE MONTH AWAY), check.
Halo: Silentium, check.
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2012, 02:30:56 PM »

Its the sequel to a locally (meaning Seattle) based and written urban fantasy story called Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. Very well written. Its...I don't know how to describe it really. It DOES go into the sexual side of werewolf's though, which I like. Good read.
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2012, 02:33:22 PM »

Don't expect to find it. It's not spectacularly well known outside of Seattle. Still you're welcome to look.
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2012, 02:36:00 PM »

Yes. Henry Holt is the name on the dust cover of Necromancing the Stone, currently residing next to my keyboard.
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2012, 02:40:19 PM »

Yep! Alexi kicks ass too. I met him in person. AMAZING guy.
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Re: Uglies. Do you really know it?
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2012, 02:46:26 PM »

Met him to, but you already know that.
Regarding that, I don't think I can make it to his meet up...or did it already happen?
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