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1984

1984, also written Nineteen Eighty-Four, is a novel by George Orwell about a satirized dystopic world.

The world of 1984 is comprised of three superstates: Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia. Oceania is ruled by Big Brother, who has eyes and ears everywhere in the form of the telescreens used for broadcasting political propaganda to every home. The Thought Police are real, and they root out any seditious activity without mercy.

At the time of the story, people in Oceania are in the process of converting to Newspeak, a terrifying minimalist form of English that strips out any word that could possibly lead to free thinking and instead reduces the language to a few base words and modifiers. For example, the base word 'good' can be modified with 'plus-', 'un-', '-er', and/or '-est', giving 'plusgood', 'gooder', 'ungood', 'plusungoodest', etc. Synonyms and antonyms? Forget 'em. They don't exist.

Newspeak also has a penchant for contracting words, such that the party ideology of Big Brother, English Socialism, is called Ingsoc, and the Ministry of Love (in charge of finding and torturing dissidents into obedience) is the Miniluv.

And if that doesn't make your brain — nay, your very soul — hurt, and make you look at chatspeak in a whole new unpleasant light, you may not be suited to PPC work.

1984 and the PPC Edit

Despite the canon environment of 1984, which should squash out Sues, it still has a minor number of them on its FF.net page, often pretending to be rebels in a canon which does not allow for rebellion or free thinking at all.

Due to certain events, agents should likely be more than cautious in any fic that involves the 1984 continuum, as Big Brother will want revenge.

Minis from 1984 are mini-telescreens.

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