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07-05-2010, 08:50 PM
 
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(07-05-2010 08:35 PM)Unbeliever Wrote:  I was trying to have mine come across as a joke too.

Hahaha... ha... ha...

Let us never speak of this failure again.

Quite, quite, JOKE ABORT.

So thesaurus rape, amirite?

Seriously, she called his chest incandescent once. Doesn't that mean "on fire"?
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07-05-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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I think bio-luminescence is neat. ^_^
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09-05-2010, 08:10 PM
 
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Title: 1984
Author: George Orwell
Genre: Dystopian, political fiction, social science fiction

"Nineteen Eighty-Four (sometimes written 1984), by George Orwell, published in 1949, is a dystopian novel about the totalitarian regime of the Party, an oligarchical collectivist society where life in the Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, public mind control, and the voiding of citizens' rights. In the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue), protagonist Winston Smith is a civil servant responsible for perpetuating the Party's propaganda by revising historical records to render the Party omniscient and always correct, yet his meager existence disillusions him into rebellion against Big Brother, which leads to his arrest, torture, and conversion.

As literary political fiction, 1984 is a classic novel of the social science fiction sub-genre, thus, since its publication in 1949, the terms and concepts of Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Memory hole, et cetera, became contemporary vernacular, including the adjective Orwellian, denoting George Orwell's writings and totalitarianism as exposited in Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm (1945).[1]" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four)

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I better get reading!
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10-05-2010, 06:00 AM
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You've read 1984? Glad to see that there are some youngsters out there with a taste in literature.

*waves cane*

"Owl," said Rabbit shortly, "you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest - and when I say thinking I mean thinking - you and I must do it."
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10-05-2010, 07:30 AM
 
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(10-05-2010 06:00 AM)Unbeliever Wrote:  You've read 1984? *waves cane*

I actually read 1984 IN 1984 Tongue
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10-05-2010, 07:33 AM
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(10-05-2010 07:30 AM)Dregs Wrote:  
(10-05-2010 06:00 AM)Unbeliever Wrote:  You've read 1984? *waves cane*

I actually read 1984 IN 1984 Tongue

Wow. Care to share your incredible knowledge of prehistoric times with the younger crowd? How did you survive the dinosaur attacks?

"Owl," said Rabbit shortly, "you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest - and when I say thinking I mean thinking - you and I must do it."
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10-05-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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(10-05-2010 07:30 AM)Dregs Wrote:  
(10-05-2010 06:00 AM)Unbeliever Wrote:  You've read 1984? *waves cane*

I actually read 1984 IN 1984 Tongue

Sheesh... I've worked for years to block out those horrible stone age days! I had a flash back of writing someone a note with a pencil ON PAPER, and almost passed out from exhaustion!
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10-05-2010, 12:05 PM
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Quick! Get that man 500 ccs of internet!

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10-05-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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(10-05-2010 06:00 AM)Unbeliever Wrote:  You've read 1984? Glad to see that there are some youngsters out there with a taste in literature.

*waves cane*
Haha, actually I know lots of people at my school that's read it. I can tell you I'm really glad I did, the big brother references are everywhere O.o



(10-05-2010 07:30 AM)Dregs Wrote:  
(10-05-2010 06:00 AM)Unbeliever Wrote:  You've read 1984? *waves cane*

I actually read 1984 IN 1984 Tongue

That's really cool! Did you worry about what our world was turning into after reading it? Did you suspect the world to evolve into something like the book?
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10-05-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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(10-05-2010 01:07 PM)justacityboy Wrote:  
(10-05-2010 07:30 AM)Dregs Wrote:  
(10-05-2010 06:00 AM)Unbeliever Wrote:  You've read 1984? *waves cane*

I actually read 1984 IN 1984 Tongue

That's really cool! Did you worry about what our world was turning into after reading it? Did you suspect the world to evolve into something like the book?

You know that's an interesting question that I wish I had a good answer too, LOL. That was 9th grade so I was about 15, and I really don't recall it having a profound affect on me. We also read Heart of Darkness and watch Apocolyse Now afterward, and I recall that having a bigger impact on my 15 year old brain! In the vein of 1984, Huxley's A Brave New World affected me in a much deeper way. Oh and I don't really recall drawing many similarities between my world and Orwell's world at the time. Actually 1984 was a good year for meBig Grin
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