History Headscratchers / SnowCrash

18th May '16 1:24:59 AM SallyShears
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*** Actually, as of Literature/{{Seveneves}}, Stephenson seems to suddenly have a very noticeably pro-choice view; his opinions may have changed as he matured. At the time "Snow Crash" was written though, he was still treating abortion in his books the way Hollywood usually treats the issue.



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26th Dec '15 5:39:15 AM sph
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** Well, unless WordOfGod said otherwise, it was pretty much implied that Uncle Enzio killed Raven (the last we saw of both of them was Raven disarmed and Enzio coming at him with a straight razor). This was at the end of a series of events which involved him having to remove the nuke (since he had to kayak to The Raft, and the warhead would have been too heavy). So, presumably, the nuke was left either unattended, or with the Orthos.

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** Well, unless WordOfGod said otherwise, it was pretty much implied that Uncle Enzio Enzo killed Raven (the last we saw of both of them was Raven disarmed and Enzio Enzo coming at him with a straight razor). This was at the end of a series of events which involved him having to remove the nuke (since he had to kayak to The Raft, and the warhead would have been too heavy). So, presumably, the nuke was left either unattended, or with the Orthos.



*** This troper agrees that abortion is unlikely. When Jaunita was younger, Hiro said she was a rather devoted Catholic, who normally come down hard on the anti-abortion side (unless it is different in that alternate future). Juanita was likely gauging Hiro's reaction more than anything, as YT informs Hiro, Juanita wants who is grown-up and knows what they want. Hiro wasn't mature enough at that point, and he reaction told her so.

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*** This troper agrees that abortion is unlikely. When Jaunita Juanita was younger, Hiro said she was a rather devoted Catholic, who normally come down hard on the anti-abortion side (unless it is different in that alternate future). Juanita was likely gauging Hiro's reaction more than anything, as YT informs Hiro, Juanita wants who is grown-up and knows what they want. Hiro wasn't mature enough at that point, and he reaction told her so.
16th Oct '15 7:12:17 PM Giftcard
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** circa 2005
23rd Jun '14 12:03:31 PM MatthewSaint
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*** The book did not imply that Enzo killed Raven. It implied that Raven got away when it said that a the pizza delivery vehicle the Raven stole was seen driving away from the airport. Mentioning the vehicle escaping would be rather superfluous if it wasn't Raven escaping.




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***This troper agrees that abortion is unlikely. When Jaunita was younger, Hiro said she was a rather devoted Catholic, who normally come down hard on the anti-abortion side (unless it is different in that alternate future). Juanita was likely gauging Hiro's reaction more than anything, as YT informs Hiro, Juanita wants who is grown-up and knows what they want. Hiro wasn't mature enough at that point, and he reaction told her so.
12th Feb '14 1:58:26 AM Javelin
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** ...Uncle Enzo fought in Vietnam. There's a mention of Hiro having been born in the 1970s, and one of him being in his mid-thirties. Cable out-competed the phone companies. The economy crashed. Basically, the book has already happened.
29th Aug '13 7:22:11 AM Thande
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* Hiro's father was in WorldWarII. L. Bob Rife was at school in TheSixties. The book was written in 1992. Just what year is the present day, and how did the US government etc fall apart so fast that the post-national world is now seen as the norm?
2nd May '13 6:58:26 AM Stinkoman87
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** Well, unless WordOfGod said otherwise, it was pretty much implied that Uncle Enzio killed Raven (the last we saw of both of them was Raven disarmed and Enzio coming at him with a straight razor). This was at the end of a series of events which involved him having to remove the nuke (since he had to kayak to The Raft, and the warhead would have been too heavy). So, presumably, the nuke was left either unattended, or with the Orthos.
18th Feb '13 4:22:04 PM Chariset
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** Anyway, he seems to be the one Uncle Enzo was thinking of as "the lieutenant" who gets his throat cut by Raven.
6th Dec '12 7:04:11 AM RookEncounte
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*** Also, the scene is set in such a way that it's clear that she just wanted to study Hiro's facial expressions while giving him a clear example of faces communicating large amounts of information. She's not telling him about it as a ''socially'' life-changing experience, which a pregnancy would have been, but as an ''intellectual'' life-changing experience.
13th Nov '12 6:32:59 AM Morcae
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** The point was that she voluntarily took a job she had no connection to on any level. Therefore, nobody's obligated to bail her out of anything.
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