History Literature / TheWindupGirl

10th Jun '17 2:23:17 AM JackG
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* DefinitelyJustACold: [[spoiler:Anderson is immune to most diseases, so ignores the IncurableCoughOfDeath which he puts down to injuries he got from being tortured earlier.]]
4th Jan '17 9:28:22 AM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* Cool Car: By virtue of being the only car seen in the story. Akkarat's coal-diesel limousine is an obscene display of wealth and luxury in a world of depleted fossil fuels.

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* Cool Car: CoolCar: By virtue of being the only car seen in the story. Akkarat's coal-diesel limousine is an obscene display of wealth and luxury in a world of depleted fossil fuels.fuels where most transport is powered by humans, animals, or wind.
4th Jan '17 9:27:20 AM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* Cool Car: By virtue of being the only car seen in the story. Akkarat's coal-diesel limousine is an obscene display of wealth and luxury in a world of depleted fossil fuels.
13th Oct '16 1:41:38 AM SorPepita
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** Already asked and dismissed as myth http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/pages/terminator-seeds.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto#Terminator_seeds so it's probably Myth in Television

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** Already asked and dismissed as myth http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/pages/terminator-seeds.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto#Terminator_seeds so it's probably Myth in TelevisionTelevision.
12th Oct '16 3:28:15 PM SorPepita
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* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: The civilian Windups are heavily trained and conditioned from childhood to prevent the usage of their superhuman speed, reflexes and strength. It reaches a point where the Windups don't realize that they have more than human abilities and can only activate them unconsciously or if something breaks their conditioning.



* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: The civilian Windups are heavily trained and conditioned from childhood to prevent the usage of their superhuman speed, reflexes and strength. It reaches a point where the Windups don't realize that they have more than human abilities and can only activate them unconsciously or if something breaks their conditioning.
20th Jul '16 5:10:00 AM JackG
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* KnightTemplar: The Grahamite Church. The 'green headbands' in Malaysia. The Environment Ministry ('white shirts') in their heydey.

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* KnightTemplar: KnightTemplar / TheFundamentalist: The Grahamite Church. The 'green headbands' in Malaysia. The Environment Ministry ('white shirts') in their heydey.
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.
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