The Others in Mal
The night after the party, Titus has a dream about being at a place with free games. They were childish games, but he decides to play them because they were free. While playing he thinks he feels something nudging his feed. When he asks who it is, and the nudgers respond with the fact that they are the police and they are wondering if he was hacked at the Rumble Spot. They tell him to go back to sleep and that they are going to do some tests on him. After he asks them who they really are, they respond with only gifts that make Titus forget about his question. When he woke up, he only remembered the games and the gifts, it wasnt until weeks later that he realized they weren't the police.
Two days after the party, Violet chatted Titus saying shes working on a new project and that he should meet her at the mall. When he gets there he sees Violet and comments on how ever since the stars of feed shows started getting lesions people have been open towards them, for Violet has one on her chest. Violet then tells him about her project, which is to cover her feed in the most ridiculous and random things so that the feed cannot market to her so that she becomes virtually invisible. Soon after, they venture into a bunch of stores asking for random things such as searchlights that attaches to her stomach, Bleakazoid action figures, dresses for Titus, home endoscopy kits, none of which she actually buys. After they are done running from store to store, Violet informs Titus that she has been earmarking things in a similar style for the past two days. The chapter ends with Titus asking about her parents, in which he finds that her father saved for a year to send Violet to the moon and he couldn't afford to come when she got hacked. She then asks Titus to take her to the "feed technician" office because she has an appointment.
- Titus had no inclination of how much the moon cost, showing these two were in different social classes
- Her dad couldn't afford to come see her on the moon, while Titus' parents were there as quick as possible.
-Titus' dad does " some kind of banking thing" (64) while Violet's dad is a professor of the dead languages.
“Everything we do gets thrown into a big calculation. Like they’re watching us right now. They can tell where you’re looking. They want to know what you want” (Anderson 97).