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*** Probably also PragmaticAdaptation, to prevent them from having to write another version of the song. (In the book, they just don't mention the lyrics at all until they're changed, but that wouldn't really work in the film.)


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*** Presumably the words were different in Latvian.

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** Zero being rejected by the group also means Pendanski not having to worry that picking on Zero would elicit a negative response from the others. If he's mean to someone like Armpit or Squid, the entire group is liable to turn on him, but they don't care if he picks on Zero, so he can use Zero as an outlet for his less benevolent impulses and still stay in the good graces of the others.

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** It seems that it's at least partially that the nickname comes about when something happens to suggest a good idea for one. Twitch had an obvious physical tic, which suggested a potential nickname right off the bat, whereas Stanley's only presented himself after a particular action (finding the fossil).

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* It's possible that after Kate robbed him and he got to Gods Thumb, a posse (possibly Trout and his cronies),who were tracking Kate found him afterwards, he might of even been the one to tell Trout what direction she was heading last he saw her.

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** It's almost certainly just embarrassment. Given the name he chose for himself and what it suggests about him, he'd probably find anything that even ''hints'' at challenging his masculinity to be mortifying.


** It's not waived, but time in the hospital would most likely still count as time served on his sentence, so it's a reprieve. Plus, he probably figured (correctly) that Camp Green Lake wouldn't keep a spot open for him indefinitely, so when he does get out, he probably wouldn't be able to be sent back (unless they happened to have an opening at that exact moment, which is unlikely given that "vacancies don't last long at Camp Green Lake") and would have to go to another facility instead; he may have gambled on the hope that he'd end up somewhere at least marginally better than Camp Green Lake.

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** It's not waived, but time in the hospital would most likely still count as time served on his sentence, so it's a reprieve. Plus, he probably may have figured (correctly) that Camp Green Lake wouldn't keep a spot open for him indefinitely, so when he does get out, he probably wouldn't be able to be sent back (unless they happened to have an opening at that exact moment, which is unlikely given that "vacancies don't last long at Camp Green Lake") and would have to go to another facility instead; he may have gambled on the hope that he'd end up somewhere at least marginally better than Camp Green Lake.


** From what's implied, his sentence was probably waived or he was to serve the rest of it in a juvenile facility, considering that they mentioned he wasn't coming back.

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** From what's implied, It's not waived, but time in the hospital would most likely still count as time served on his sentence was sentence, so it's a reprieve. Plus, he probably waived or he was to serve the rest of it in a juvenile facility, considering figured (correctly) that Camp Green Lake wouldn't keep a spot open for him indefinitely, so when he does get out, he probably wouldn't be able to be sent back (unless they mentioned happened to have an opening at that exact moment, which is unlikely given that "vacancies don't last long at Camp Green Lake") and would have to go to another facility instead; he wasn't coming back. may have gambled on the hope that he'd end up somewhere at least marginally better than Camp Green Lake.

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** More specifically, most metal detectors only pick up certain types of metal; valuable metals like gold usually don't register, and as has already been mentioned, she had no reason to think the container would be made of metal at all. Also, those things usually have a range, so depending on how deep it was buried (which she could only guess at), a metal detector might not have done her much good.


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** The book also mentions that most of the physical treasure was poor quality and didn't end up coming out to much. The most valuable contents were the stock certificates and the like, which presumably ''did'' have the first Stanley's name on them.


*** Zero's mother's version is completely different and doesn't have the "bark of the tree" reference at all. The "as soft as the skies" version is Sarah's original translation, the one she made specifically to rhyme. The "a little bit softer" lyric is the one that Stanley remembers from his childhood and later sings to Zero. Given that Stanley is three generations removed from the original, it was presumably changed somewhere along the line as it was handed down.

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*** Zero's mother's version is completely different and doesn't have the "bark of the tree" reference at all. all; both variations on this line are the Yelnats version. The "as soft as the skies" version lyric is Sarah's original translation, in keeping with the one idea that she made specifically wanted it to rhyme. The "a little bit softer" lyric is the one that Stanley remembers from his childhood and later sings to Zero. Given that Stanley is three generations removed from the original, Presumably it was presumably changed somewhere along the line as it was handed down.down through the generations.


*** It's not from Zero's mother -- her version is entirely different, except for the "if only, if only". There's two versions of the Yelnats translation, one that's "as soft as the skies" and the other is "a little bit softer". Presumably Sarah translated it the first way, and it got changed a little bit over the various generations.

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*** It's not from Zero's mother -- her mother's version is entirely different, except for completely different and doesn't have the "if only, if only". There's two versions "bark of the Yelnats translation, one that's tree" reference at all. The "as soft as the skies" and version is Sarah's original translation, the other is one she made specifically to rhyme. The "a little bit softer". Presumably Sarah translated it softer" lyric is the first way, one that Stanley remembers from his childhood and later sings to Zero. Given that Stanley is three generations removed from the original, it got was presumably changed a little bit over somewhere along the various generations.line as it was handed down.

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*** It's not from Zero's mother -- her version is entirely different, except for the "if only, if only". There's two versions of the Yelnats translation, one that's "as soft as the skies" and the other is "a little bit softer". Presumably Sarah translated it the first way, and it got changed a little bit over the various generations.


*** It may not have even been that complex, it may have just been self-preservation. Given the kind of social power X-Ray had (he was the unofficial leader/boss of the group, and everyone did what he said) Stanley probably figured that getting one day off wasn't worth making an enemy of him.

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*** It may not have even been that complex, it may have just been self-preservation. Given the kind of social power X-Ray had (he was the unofficial leader/boss of the group, and everyone did what he said) said), Stanley probably figured that getting one day off wasn't worth making an enemy of him.X-Ray.


** Stanley didn't know about that about Kate Barlow having lived in the area yet. He only put it together that she might have buried treasure in this desert after he started teaching Zero. As for telling X-Ray to not reveal the tube until tomorrow, it was pretty just telling him the smart thing to do (aka niceness) and partly because he wanted to think of some way that he could also get credit for finding it. However, he couldn't think of anything.

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** Stanley didn't know about that about Kate Barlow having lived in the area yet. He only put it together that she might have buried treasure in this desert after he started teaching Zero. As for telling X-Ray to not reveal the tube until tomorrow, it was pretty just telling him he starts to object to X-Ray getting the smart thing to do (aka niceness) day off when "your hole's already dug", and partly then pulls out "why not wait until tomorrow" because he wanted doesn't want X-Ray to think of some way realize what he was ''actually'' about to say. (The movie makes this more explicit.)
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that complex, it may have just been self-preservation. Given the kind of social power X-Ray had (he was the unofficial leader/boss of the group, and everyone did what he could also get credit for finding it. However, he couldn't think said) Stanley probably figured that getting one day off wasn't worth making an enemy of anything.him.

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** As I recall, the book doesn't specifically say he didn't have a lawyer. An overworked public defender might have dropped the ball on his case, and juvenile cases are usually not jury trials, so the judge might have thought Stanley was obviously guilty and not called anyone on it. (He does have a thought that he didn't have a lawyer later on, but he may have not considered an incompetent public defender "his lawyer" after the trial wrapped and said lawyer was done with him.)

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