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Blogging 1984: XI, The END (of the World As We Know It)

By Janet ManleyNovember 15, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, we went inside Room 101 and it was the biggest letdown since we saw the Red Room of Pain in the 50 Shades of Grey film adaptation (there was a cage of rats that almost got strapped to Winston's face, but ... More  →
Blogging 1984: XI, The END (of the World As We Know It)

The Meaning of 1984 According to Feminism, Deconstructionism, Marxism + More

By Janet ManleyNovember 1, 2016
So you've read 1984. Maybe you read along with us. You found out what is in Room 101 (it's rats and I swear I did not see that coming), you've survived long-winded Marxist screeds and some nearly unbearable descriptions of Winston's daily "physical jerks," but you ... More  →
The Meaning of <i>1984</i> According to Feminism, Deconstructionism, Marxism + More

Blogging 1984: XI, Come Inside Room 101 (Part 3, Chapters 3, 4 & 5)

By Janet ManleyOctober 28, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston learned the ways of the Ministry of Love, by which I mean he got whupped by various torture machines day and night in the company of O'Brien, without his boy-crush ever fading. III Winston is still strapped to the Reiki table and ... More  →
Blogging 1984: XI, Come Inside Room 101 (Part 3, Chapters 3, 4 & 5)

What Type of Woman Would You Be in 1984?

By Janet ManleyOctober 25, 2016
In an Orwellian future, it's "[Big Br]ovaries before Ovaries," so let's find out what kind of woman you would likely be in a world where uteruses are just one more thing likely to get you arrested by the Thought Police. Are you a sexless Party robot, a breeder, ... More  →
What Type of Woman Would You Be in <i>1984</i>?

Blogging 1984: X (Part 3, Chapters 1 & 2)

By Janet ManleyOctober 21, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Julia and Winston were busted by the Thought Police and a Very Important Motif met its demise on the floor of Mr. Charrington's shop. 1 Winston is in a holding cell at the Ministry of Love. Ordinary prisoners—your Proles—are as rambunctious as ever, ... More  →
Blogging 1984: X (Part 3, Chapters 1 & 2)

15 Deep-Cut Halloween Costume Ideas

By Janet ManleyOctober 17, 2016
You need a costume, but you don't want to be the fiftieth lady in a wig screaming at a bunch of Christmas lights, and sexy Ken Bone isn't doing it for you either. So what's a fan to do when staring down the gauntlet of a predictable Halloween Warehouse costume lineup?A: Lead More  →
15 Deep-Cut Halloween Costume Ideas

Blogging 1984: IX (Part 2, Chapter 10, OH NO)

By Janet ManleyOctober 7, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston and Julia dove into Goldstein's manifesto, and I would rather date a poli-sci student than go through that again. Winston wakes in the bed in Mr. Charrington's shop after a long post-Goldstein nap to hear the washer woman keeping on with her charming ... More  →
Blogging 1984: IX (Part 2, Chapter 10, OH NO)

What It's Like to Get Sorted Into a School House IRL

By Janet ManleyOctober 4, 2016
So, you've imagined entering the Great Hall, having the sorting hat dropped onto your head, and your house announced to peals of applause. What's it like getting sorted into a house in real life? Those who are lucky enough to have attended a tony old ... More  →
What It's Like to Get Sorted Into a School House IRL

Blogging 1984: VIII, SparkNoting Goldstein's Book (Part 2, Chapter 9)

By Janet ManleySeptember 30, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston brought Julia along to his rendezvous at O'Brien's, wine was had, kind Mongolian comrades were subtly insulted, and I had a very bad feeling about it all. In the aftermath, "Winston was gelatinous with fatigue." Gelatinous? "Gelatinous was the right word." Sure. We learn that ... More  →
Blogging 1984: VIII, SparkNoting Goldstein's Book (Part 2, Chapter 9)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Author Ransom Riggs on Why You Need to Print Your Instagrams Out

By Janet ManleySeptember 28, 2016
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is something of a school for the gifted and talented, if your particular aptitude is, say, creating fire out of thin air, being invisible, or having a stomach full of bees (same). Like the Xavier Institute, the students at Miss Peregrine's ... More  →
<i>Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children</i> Author Ransom Riggs on Why You Need to Print Your Instagrams Out
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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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