13 Quotes from Dystopian Novels to Get You Fired Up

13 Quotes from Dystopian Novels to Get You Fired Up

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For as long as we have been granted freedoms, there have been people fighting to take those freedoms away; this is the most human of cycles. There has never been (and will likely never be, at least not right now) a time when people haven’t had to stand up against the systemic and societal oppression they’ve been forced to deal with everyday.   We’ve been warned about what can happen when we allow ourselves to stop caring about the state of the world and the other people inhabiting it by authors since the beginning of time; the entire dystopian genre is centered …

15 Quotes About Writing from Famous Authors

15 Quotes About Writing from Famous Authors

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Whether you’re an aspiring writer, an avid reader, or none of the above you can’t help but admit the power and influence the written word has on us all. Writing can be cathartic, informative, distracting, devastating, connecting, and everything in-between.   I love writing and words and all the ways in which they can effect our lives so much (seriously) that I’m at a complete and total loss for them right now.    So, I’m just going to let these fifteen quotes from famous authors do the rest of the talking.     “If I waited for perfection…I would never write a …

New SNL Sketch Blends ‘The Handmaids Tale’ with ‘Sex and the City’

New SNL Sketch Blends ‘The Handmaids Tale’ with ‘Sex and the City’

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“As I waited for the girls in Downtown Gilead, I was feeling like an Uptown Gal-ead…”   In a new SNL sketch from last Saturday night, the team imagined up a world where Sex and the City meets The Handmaid’s Tale. The sketch pokes fun at the dark-yet-all-too-possible world of Handmaids, while also joking about the stereotypical ways in which groups of women are portrayed when they get together for happy hour or brunch. They blend lines from both shows in the most satirical, hilarious way:   Under his eye? What about under my eye? Look at these bags!   We see the ladies as they get together over their rations …