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8th April, 2005. 11:26 pm.(sx_xualmongoose)

Oooh I'm so excited! I'm a sophomore in G/T English II at my school, and we are doing a utopia/dystopia unit in class! I'm lucky I've already read half the books on the list (Anthem, 1984, Brave New World) and I just finished rereading The Giver. I was assigned to make a presentation for Brave New World and I got my very own copy of Huxley's masterpiece. :) Happy happy, joy joy. I have this project done already. The only thing I haven't finished is my presentation of how it relates to Skinner's theory, but that should be easy enough. Just thought I would post. <3

Current mood: cheerful.

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30th March, 2005. 6:27 pm.(sx_xualmongoose)

Hey my name is Caitlin and I just joined the community. I guess I'll tell a bit about myself (even though it's very awkward). I play violin and guitar, I'm in theatre, orchestra, and choir. I'm 16 and from Texas. My favourite books include:

Anthem
Brave New World
1984
Animal Farm
Fahrenheit 451
The Giver
Ender's Game
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass
The Little Prince
The Lovely Bones
The Watcher
The Shining

And my favourite movies are:

A Clockwork Orange
Pulp Fiction
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
Kill Bill
Minority Report
Full Metal Jacket
Nightmare Before Christmas

also anything with Adam Sandler in it. :) I have too many favourite bands so just check my 'interests' on my info page to see those. Please add me as a friend if you share my interests, <3 Caitlin :)

Current mood: exhausted.

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2nd October, 2004. 10:53 pm.(primroseport)

Glad to have found this community. My name is Callie. I'm in a post-apoc rock band called Blue Sky Theory, and our last album; Good Place, No Place; tells the story of a dystopia-slash-utopia that sends the world spiralling into global catastrophe. The last half of the album follows a couple of survivors to their bizarre fate.

In fact, we have a show on Monday, October 11th, at the Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco. If you live in the Bay Area, come check us out. We'd love to discuss dystopias/post-apoc romanticism. You can go to the Blue Sky Theory site for more details if you're interested.

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14th August, 2004. 12:01 pm.(art_died_thus)

i assume you have read 1984... i know that it was supposed to a chritisism of totalitarian regimes, however i felt like goldsteins book that was included in 1984 sounded like something written by marx (dielectical materialism i think it is called)... am i just imagining this or does what i said make sense...

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8th July, 2004. 1:45 pm.(yjp2xwrr)

Hi, my name is Chris and I am new to the community.
My reccomendations for excellent dystopian reading are:
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Synopsis; the USA has become an extreme right-wing theocracy where women are designated very specific roles such as house-wife and handmaid: the role of the handmaid is to conceive on behalf of the house-wife because the wife would be corrupted if they were to have sex with their husband or something like that. All interesting stuff.
The Death of Grass by John Christopher. Synopsis; all forms of grass are being wiped out by a new disease, including all types of crop. The implications of this: famine on a global scale, and a descent into anarchy in pursuit of that which will aid survival by two men and their families. The book charts their journey across England to a safe haven where food is available.
And those are probably two of my favourite books of the dystopian variety! Read 'em.

Current mood: full.

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29th June, 2004. 5:42 pm. Hello(deathwish949)

Hey, i'm new here! I just wanted to introduce myself. I love films and movies which involve dystopian societies. Some of my favorites are:

The Matrix films
Equilibrium
Minority Report
Fight Club
Brave New World
1984
Anthem
Similcra and Simulation

Glad to find a community like this. I'm off to watch Equilibrium. Nice meeting all of you!

Andria*Deathwish949*

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11th June, 2004. 12:38 pm. *waves*(duckrabbit)

Just saying hi, since I joined the community.

[awkward silence]

Okay... uh, here are my favorite books. (I had to write something about myself, so...):

Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury)
Heart of a Dog (Bulgakov)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Carroll)
Through the Looking Glass (Carroll)
The Odessa File (Forsyth)
Catch-22 (Heller)
Brave New World (Huxley)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Joyce)
The Boys from Brazil (Levin)
The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat (Lukes)
Animal Farm (Orwell)
1984 (Orwell)
The Little Prince (Saint-Exupéry)
Love Story (Segal)
Cat's Cradle (Vonnegut)

Notice how about two of them are not dystopias? Hehe, yes.

Current mood: hungry.

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30th May, 2004. 8:50 pm.(princessblade01)

I was just setting up a dystopian future community when I realised this one was here. Dammit. You got there first ;)

I see you haven't mentioned The Handmaid's Tale or Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, or either of the Battle Royale films in the interests. Why? They are all very interesting. Anyone else a fan of any of these? 

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24th November, 2003. 5:27 am.(ego_ideal)

I just re-read Ape and Essence...
I conclude to adore it, though not as wholly as Science, Liberty and Peace.

The simplicity of Harrison Bergeron is entirely attractive. I've read this work countless times, yet each time I see something new, perhaps a different perspective. I wonder if it will ever cease.

Is anyone fond of H.G. Wells?

Current mood: awake.

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