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Blogging 1984: Chapters 6, 7 & 8

By Janet ManleyJuly 14, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston went to work and had the Mondayest of Mondays at minitrue, then pondered proliferation of idiots under the Big Brother regime. This time: sex.  VI Winston is home Dear-Diaring again when we pick up, and ~bless~ he launches straight into a raunchy tale of prostitution ... More  →
Blogging 1984: Chapters 6, 7 & 8

What Your Report Card Really Says About You

By Janet ManleyJuly 13, 2016
I don't care about your grades, I want to talk about *you.* [viralQuiz id=105] ... More  →
What Your Report Card Really Says About You

Here Is What Your Hogwarts and Ilvermorny Houses Say About You

By Janet ManleyJune 29, 2016
Like you, the first thing I did yesterday was get sorted into my Ilvermorny house over at Pottermore. It was a frantic three and a half minutes in an unfamiliar user interface, and at the end of it, I had my answer: Pukwudgie. This naturally meant ... More  →
Here Is What Your Hogwarts and Ilvermorny Houses Say About You

Blogging 1984, Part III (Chapters 4 & 5)

By Janet ManleyJune 29, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984 This week, we find out what Winston does all day at work—the greatest pleasure in his life, if not an activity so tedious he can't be bothered to disguise his loathing from the telescreens. Know the feeling? Let's hop right in. At the ministry, Winston sits ... More  →
Blogging 1984, Part III (Chapters 4 & 5)

The Love Match Test

By Janet ManleyJune 28, 2016
I'm not here to be your friend and tell you what you want to hear. This is real. [viralQuiz id=71] ... More  →
The Love Match Test

Blogging 1984, Part II (Chapters 2 and 3)

By Janet ManleyJune 15, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984 When last we hung with Winston, his highly illegal blogging session was interrupted by a knock at the door... It's just poor old Mrs. Parsons from down the hall (30, but, again, a hard 30 because of the bleakness) who has a blocked sink. ... More  →
Blogging 1984, Part II (Chapters 2 and 3)

Blogging 1984, Part I (Chapter 1)

By Janet ManleyJune 1, 2016
I first "read" 1984 in maybe grade eight, and the main memories are of my English teacher writing "BIG BROTHER" and "NEWSPEAK" up on the blackboard, lest we miss the \subtlety/ of George Orwell's writing. As the saying goes, behind every book with a one or ... More  →
Blogging 1984, Part I (Chapter 1)

Get Matched With Your Perfect Summer Read

By Janet ManleyMay 27, 2016
Maybe you will make out with Devon Sawa this summer, maybe not. Either way, we guarantee you an epic adventure with this test, which detects your underlying hunger for fantasy, freakiness, murder, or shirt-ripping romance and matches you with your PERFECT SUMMER READ. Of course you ... More  →
Get Matched With Your Perfect Summer Read

What Even Is This Genius New Podcast???

By Janet ManleyMay 17, 2016
If you are a) a fan of curious podcasts like Welcome to Night Vale or The Message, b) sympathetic to talking drum machines, or c) can't stop buying ukuleles, you \need/ to check out Songonauts, the funny, catchy podcast from Jonathan Mann and Jonathan Mitchell (a real quiver of Jonathans). In ... More  →
What Even Is This Genius New Podcast???

Snapechat, Part 2

By Janet ManleyMay 17, 2016
The wizarding world obviously thinks the muggle world is boring as toast, as they lost interest our technological advances some time around 1920, content to exist thereon in a kind of steampunk limbo of heaving old trains and floating candles. In fairness to wizards, th More  →
Snapechat, Part 2
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Janet Manley

Janet is the Sparkitor who most resembles a common field potato, and isn't opposed to pineapple appearing on a pizza. She is proof that dreams can come true, as long as your dream is to share a love seat with Benjamin Barnes for nine and a half minutes after standing him up for five because you can't work out hotel elevators. Janet once had a smexy dream where Haymitch Abernathy hugged her meaningfully, which I think means they are married now. She would like to third-person you on Twitter @janetmanley

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