Here is an example of a trick used by the CIA to signal information.
It’s from the now declassified The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception
It’s an extremely interesting book. I’ve included a pdf of the book if anyone is interested in reading it.
So, let me guess— you just started a new book, right? And you’re stumped. You have no idea how much an AK47 goes for nowadays. I get ya, cousin. Tough world we live in. A writer’s gotta know, but them NSA hounds are after ya 24/7. I know, cousin, I know. If there was only a way to find out all of this rather edgy information without getting yourself in trouble…
You’re in luck, cousin. I have just the thing for ya.
It’s called Havocscope. It’s got information and prices for all sorts of edgy information. Ever wondered how much cocaine costs by the gram, or how much a kidney sells for, or (worst of all) how much it costs to hire an assassin?
I got your back, cousin. Just head over to Havocscope.
((PS: In case you’re wondering, Havocscope is a database full of information regarding the criminal underworld. The information you will find there has been taken from newspapers and police reports. It’s perfectly legal, no need to worry about the NSA hounds, cousin ;p))
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This is no trick, brother… Only your heart’s desire.
Thor: Crown of Fools #1 (2013)
CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME
If I’ve learned anything from video games, it is that when you meet enemies, it means that you’re going in the right direction.
This is one of the most profound things I’ve ever heard
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Now writing: I fell in love with a ************ once
I will just come right out and say it: this review is almost entirely about Mockingjay.
All things considered, I was reasonably fond of Catching Fire. My frustration with the love triangle plot definitely remained, but there were parts I genuinely enjoyed about the book. Seeing glimpses of life in other districts and the transformation of 12, for example. Knowing that there was a broader world out there (something I suspected; isn’t there a secret safe zone in every distopian novel, these days?), meeting the members of the 75th Annual Hunger Games, watching the people who care for Katniss rally up around her … These things, I liked a lot.
And then, Mockingjay.
Seconded. Every word. If I wrote a review about Mockingjay, it would be exactly like this. The first two were much more solid in all the ways, and then - this. Great review.