History Literature / TheWindupGirl

12th May '16 10:31:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* KnightsTemplar: The Grahamite Church. The 'green headbands' in Malaysia. The Environment Ministry ('white shirts') in their heydey.

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* KnightsTemplar: KnightTemplar: The Grahamite Church. The 'green headbands' in Malaysia. The Environment Ministry ('white shirts') in their heydey.
18th Feb '16 8:56:46 AM gravious
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** Hock Seng for all his long term planning just can't seem to catch a break in the final third of the book.

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** Hock Seng for all his long term planning just can't seem to catch a break in the final third of the book.act.
18th Feb '16 8:53:58 AM gravious
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* TruthInTelevision: Ask Monsanto what a "terminator" seed is. Agribusinesses have already adopted some of the practices mentioned.

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* TraumaCongaLine:
** Emiko is stranded, friendless and alone, in a country where her very existence is a capital crime, in a climate she is barely able to tolerate and subjected daily to extremely degrading sexual abuse. [[spoiler: When she finally snaps and slaughters those responsible for her misery, a witchhunt is called to hunt her down like a rabid dog.]]
** Hock Seng for all his long term planning just can't seem to catch a break in the final third of the book.
* TruthInTelevision: Ask Monsanto what a "terminator" seed is. Agribusinesses have already adopted some of the practices mentioned.
12th Jan '16 9:44:36 PM TrustBen
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* BigApplesauce: Subverted. The center of power for the agricultural megacorps is Des Moines, Iowa.

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* BigApplesauce: Subverted.Averted. The center of power for the agricultural megacorps is Des Moines, Iowa. There's some mention of sea levels rising, which could account for New York - a coastal, mostly island city - not being a player.
12th Jan '16 9:39:46 PM TrustBen
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* ProperlyParanoid: Hock Seng is a Yellow Card - a Chinese refugee from the fundamentalist-led genocide in Malaysia. He lives in a constant state of low-grade fear and paranoia, waiting for the time when the Thai will find it similarly expedient to massacre the Yellow Cards or kick them across the border back to the Malay.

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* ProperlyParanoid: Hock ProperlyParanoid:
**Hock
Seng is a Yellow Card - a Chinese refugee from the fundamentalist-led genocide in Malaysia. He lives in a constant state of low-grade fear and paranoia, waiting for the time when the Thai will find it similarly expedient to massacre the Yellow Cards or kick them across the border back to the Malay.Malay.
** Emiko as well. A huge number of Thais want to kill any New Person on sight, partly because the Vietnamese used them as brutally effective soldiers. New People also lack legal rights. Outside of Anderson's apartment and the (abusive) club her only means of survival are running and controlling her movements to disguise her origins.
8th Jan '16 4:05:13 PM TrustBen
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Jaidee was a ''muay thai'' fighter before he became a White Shirt, and he makes sure to always lead in fighting rather than leave it to his subordinates.
5th Dec '15 8:47:57 AM kikiandlala
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* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: [[spoiler:Emiko. Turns out the 'geisha' windups are just as fast as the military windups.]]

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* SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids: [[spoiler:Emiko. Turns out the 'geisha' windups are just as fast and strong as the military windups.]]
5th Dec '15 8:47:10 AM kikiandlala
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* TheImmune: Windups are immune to all diseases [[spoiler: and at the end of the story, Emiko thrives in the flooded city and can keep from overheating by drinking and swimming in the dirty water.]]

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* TheImmune: Windups are immune to all diseases diseases, [[spoiler: so Emiko takes care of the dying Anderson with no ill effects and at the end of the story, Emiko thrives in the flooded city and can keep from overheating by drinking and swimming in the dirty water.]]
5th Dec '15 8:45:05 AM kikiandlala
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Dog Fucker, the character the audience arguably most wants to die horribly, doesn't. The Dung Lord gets the spring blueprints, too. However, while it's likely that the two of them get away without any consequences, the blueprints that the Dung Lord has are of flawed prototype and Dog Fucker stole them from the factory that was contaminated with the new plague. Considering how long it took for the victims to show symptoms, both of them might be dying offscreen.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Dog Fucker, the character the audience arguably most wants to die horribly, doesn't. The Dung Lord gets the spring blueprints, too. However, while it's likely that the two of them get away without any consequences, the blueprints that the Dung Lord has are of the flawed prototype and Dog Fucker stole them from the factory that was contaminated with the new plague. Considering how long it took for the victims to show symptoms, both of them might be dying offscreen.]]
5th Dec '15 8:41:04 AM kikiandlala
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* TheImmune: Windups are immune to all diseases [[spoiler: and at the end of the story, Emiko thrives in the flooded city and can keep from overheating by drinking and swimming in the dirty water.]]
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