Forget Orwell And Rand, We’ve Gone To Full On Plato

Submitted by Thad Beversdorf via First Rebuttal blog,

Lately, we hear a lot about Orwell’s “1984″ and Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” but perhaps the best crystal ball to our current state of affairs is Plato’s Republic. 915 more words


Nanowrimo Spotlight: Fan Fiction, It's not just for nerds

Greetings! I’ve got another really cool Spotlight for you tonight, from fellow Storywonker Betz!

Have you ever done Nanowrimo before?
This is my first NaNoWriMo and had vaguely heard of it before, but didn’t know anything about until I took Alastairs Steven’s Sufficiently Advanced Magic class through Story Wonk. 1,327 more words


Orwellian Totalitarianism: A Review of 1984


This is the motto of INGSOC, the party that reigns supreme in the totalitarian society of Oceania, which was established after a violent revolution. The world has been divided into three superpowers: Oceania, roughly comprising parts of Europe and the Americas; Eurasia and Eastasia, where two sides are constantly at war with the third. 1,477 more words


Honors 11: 1984 2.7-10

We first took a quiz on 2.7-10 of 1984 and our discussion leaders took over afterwards for 2.7-10. First hour had a creative project for our discussion regarding the creation of a book cover. 69 more words

Honors 11


1984 is incredibly relevant in today’s ‘Big Brother’ society. This production ensured it achieved the atmosphere of fear, control and uncertainty in bucket loads. The main set was of an office with a sliding window up right and a secret door down left. 253 more words


A Shaky-Cam Expert Is Making Yet Another Movie Of '1984'

1984 is arguably one of the most important science fiction novels ever written, and pretty much a complete nightmare to put on the big screen. Depending on whom you ask, there have been six attempts to make the book into a movie, but only two have made it to actual release and they’re… well, let’s say they try. 242 more words