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23rd Nov '15 10:39:38 PM Hecate13
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* In the first book Fang tries to gross-out Nudge by pretending that kabob meat is rat. When Max hears about it she seems amused and exasperated "I met Fang’s eyes over her shoulder and mouthed Rats? silently. A flicker of a grin crossed his lips and then was gone." Later in the series she talks about eating rats like it is something that the flock does on a regular basis, and you shouldn't judge or be grossed-out. There was also a scene in the first book where Fang pretended that hot dogs were racoon meat, which also horrified Nudge.
13th Jul '15 4:54:19 PM PhoenixMartinez
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** I haven't read them in a while, but didn't she just say what their wings looked like?
14th Jun '15 8:40:45 PM LiterateFangirl
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* What the fuck happened to the clones of Angel and Nudge that were mentioned to be ambling about the Itex compound? One second they're in sight, the next they were forgotten? They certainly didn't make a Maya-level reappearance.
20th Feb '15 3:57:29 PM furubatsu
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** Didn't it reveal later on that The School knew all along where the flock was? Maybe they were monitoring the cabin and keeping things like food and electricity going, since the flock never knew a live outside of that, they just kinda rolled with it.
20th May '14 7:06:17 AM Krykky
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* Prior to the events of The Angel Experiment, how did they get food? Max says something like she "hopes the food fairies had come during the night" in the first chapter, but I assumed it was just a turn of phrase being used to sort of brush the issue under the rug. It's something that's always bugged this troper. I mean, Jeb rescued them and was with them for a few years, but they've been alone for at least two. They seem to be pretty skilled at stealing right from the start of the series, but their cliff-side house seemed to be pretty far away from civilisation for safety reasons, so it seems unlikely they'd have regularly stolen without raising an alarm from locals.
8th Mar '14 10:37:39 PM Assamadeir
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* This sort of spans the first three books, but what was the deal with the Flock's parents?
** In ''The Angel Experiment'', Angel reads the minds of some scientists and finds out that Fang's mother was a teenager who thought he died, Nudge's mother also thought she died (and she may or may not be the woman they saw in Arizona), Iggy's mom died in childbirth, and Angel and the Gasman's parents sold them to the School. Angel also says that the Flock were created during amniocentesis, with the implication being that the parents had no idea what was going on.
** In ''School's Out - Forever'', the documents show that the Flock's family members all seem to be in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area and Iggy's dad's dead but his mom's alive. They later seem to find Iggy's birth parents (who claim that their baby was kidnapped in the hospital and that he had the same birthmark Iggy has). Nudge finds documents seemingly forged by Jeb which allowed the School to take her for experimentation, along with a video of her parents asking for her to be returned, along with the implication that said parents were now dead. The implication is still that the parents were all unwitting.
** In ''Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports'', the Director tells Max that the Flock's birth parents were all various unimportant workers around the School. Jeb later seems to confirm this, when it's revealed that [[spoiler:he and Dr. Martinez are Max's parents.]] But then what was up with all of the above stuff? Jeb says that he thinks it's all red herrings, but did James Patterson really just fill up two or so books with deliberate dead ends? If so, talk about {{Padding}}!

* In ''MAX'', Max said that she once drove a TANK and the only other thing she said about it is that it "Smells like old socks". Where, when, why or how did she get her hands on this MILITARY vehicle?

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\n* * This sort of spans the first three books, but what was the deal with the Flock's parents?
** ** In ''The Angel Experiment'', Angel reads the minds of some scientists and finds out that Fang's mother was a teenager who thought he died, Nudge's mother also thought she died (and she may or may not be the woman they saw in Arizona), Iggy's mom died in childbirth, and Angel and the Gasman's parents sold them to the School. Angel also says that the Flock were created during amniocentesis, with the implication being that the parents had no idea what was going on.
** ** In ''School's Out - Forever'', the documents show that the Flock's family members all seem to be in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area and Iggy's dad's dead but his mom's alive. They later seem to find Iggy's birth parents (who claim that their baby was kidnapped in the hospital and that he had the same birthmark Iggy has). Nudge finds documents seemingly forged by Jeb which allowed the School to take her for experimentation, along with a video of her parents asking for her to be returned, along with the implication that said parents were now dead. The implication is still that the parents were all unwitting.
** ** In ''Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports'', the Director tells Max that the Flock's birth parents were all various unimportant workers around the School. Jeb later seems to confirm this, when it's revealed that [[spoiler:he and Dr. Martinez are Max's parents.]] But then what was up with all of the above stuff? Jeb says that he thinks it's all red herrings, but did James Patterson really just fill up two or so books with deliberate dead ends? If so, talk about {{Padding}}!

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In ''MAX'', Max said that she once drove a TANK and the only other thing she said about it is that it "Smells like old socks". Where, when, why or how did she get her hands on this MILITARY vehicle?
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* What happened to Celeste, anyway? The bear just... disappeared.
** Max mentions at one point in FANG that Angel no longer plays with Celeste as much as she used to. So I guess we assume she's still got it, just not as interested.

* What's up with Total knowing more about pop culture and the like than the Flock (who, one would think, spent more time in the outside world). Was he a normal dog with a human's brain put in? What?
** I believe he is a 98% Dog 1% Human 1% Bird mixture, as he is a dog that can talk and has little tiny wings. He knows a lot about pop culture because, I believe, he actually cares about it.
*** But he was seemingly kept in a lab for most of his life and just seems to understand culture more than the Flock do. Maybe he just has a know-it-all personality, but it just seems...off.

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\n* * What happened to Celeste, anyway? The bear just... disappeared.
** ** Max mentions at one point in FANG that Angel no longer plays with Celeste as much as she used to. So I guess we assume she's still got it, just not as interested. \n\n*
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What's up with Total knowing more about pop culture and the like than the Flock (who, one would think, spent more time in the outside world). Was he a normal dog with a human's brain put in? What?
** ** I believe he is a 98% Dog 1% Human 1% Bird mixture, as he is a dog that can talk and has little tiny wings. He knows a lot about pop culture because, I believe, he actually cares about it.
*** *** But he was seemingly kept in a lab for most of his life and just seems to understand culture more than the Flock do. Maybe he just has a know-it-all personality, but it just seems...off.
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* What happened to Anne Walker and Marian Janssen? I'm biased since they're two of my favorite characters, but seriously, where are they? Anne disappears halfway through book 3 and we don't see what happens to Marian after Max and Nudge save her.

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\n* * What happened to Anne Walker and Marian Janssen? I'm biased since they're two of my favorite characters, but seriously, where are they? Anne disappears halfway through book 3 and we don't see what happens to Marian after Max and Nudge save her.
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Just one question. How the hell did six kids escape The School, which has to be very powerful if it can hire scientist to do illegal experimentation and not get caught, even if they had Jeb's help!
* They were let go. Sort of a "Make them think they escaped but really we're letting them go" scenario.

Here's one for you guys: anyone got a reason why Itex never got a visit from a SEAL? Surely a company like that can't keep birdkids secret from the MILITARY...if they're supposedly as much a danger as the Flock makes them, why were they never eliminated?

* Where are the powers coming from? Not only does it make no genetic sense for the flock to be mutating fast enough to get random powers throughout the series (without, you know, growing extra arms and the like), but it makes even less sense to program super-speed, magnetism, mind reading, ect. into the human body without rewritting the laws of physics.

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* Just one question. How the hell did six kids escape The School, which has to be very powerful if it can hire scientist to do illegal experimentation and not get caught, even if they had Jeb's help!
* ** They were let go. Sort of a "Make them think they escaped but really we're letting them go" scenario.

scenario.
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Here's one for you guys: anyone got a reason why Itex never got a visit from a SEAL? Surely a company like that can't keep birdkids secret from the MILITARY...MILITARY... if they're supposedly as much a danger as the Flock makes them, why were they never eliminated?

eliminated?
* Where are the powers coming from? Not only does it make no genetic sense for the flock to be mutating fast enough to get random powers throughout the series (without, you know, growing extra arms and the like), but it makes even less sense to program super-speed, magnetism, mind reading, ect. into the human body without rewritting the laws of physics.physics.

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26th Oct '13 8:33:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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Please keep in mind that Headscratchers is for discussing questions about the work. Please avoid ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike.

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Please keep in mind that Headscratchers is for discussing questions about the work. Please avoid ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike.Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike.
3rd Jul '13 4:41:02 PM Kif
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Here's one for you guys: anyone got a reason why Itex never got a visit from a SEAL? Surely a company like that can't keep birdkids secret from the MILITARY...if they're supposedly as much a danger as the Flock makes them, why were they never eliminated?

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Here's one for you guys: anyone got a reason why Itex never got a visit from a SEAL? Surely a company like that can't keep birdkids secret from the MILITARY...if they're supposedly as much a danger as the Flock makes them, why were they never eliminated?eliminated?

* Where are the powers coming from? Not only does it make no genetic sense for the flock to be mutating fast enough to get random powers throughout the series (without, you know, growing extra arms and the like), but it makes even less sense to program super-speed, magnetism, mind reading, ect. into the human body without rewritting the laws of physics.
26th Dec '12 9:49:54 PM AFallenPieceOfPaper
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** Let's say that it's a science fiction/action book, and everything isn't going to be 100% accurate. It's just a story guys.

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** Let's say that it's a science fiction/action book, and everything isn't going to be 100% accurate. It's just a story guys.
26th Dec '12 9:41:44 PM AFallenPieceOfPaper
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** If Iggy being able to do all this stuff while blind bothers you, I'm sure having giant wings, hollow bones, air sacks, powers, a flying, talking dog, and men that can change into wolves must put you in a blind rage huh?

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** If Iggy being able to do all this stuff while blind bothers you, I'm sure having giant wings, hollow bones, air sacks, powers, a flying, talking dog, and men that can change into wolves must put you in a blind rage huh?
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