Fictional Dystopias

Which of these future hell-scapes do you think you could make a go of?

  • Brave New World
  • 1984
  • Handmaids Tale
  • The Purge
  • Brazil
  • The Road
  • Blade Runner
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • The Time Machine (morlocks and that)
  • Never Let Me Go
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Divergent (no idea what this involves)
  • The Running Man
  • Logan’s Run
  • Other (specify)

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Some of these would be very very problematic so are only included for completeness.

EDIT : Reposting as public because problematic things can happen on private ones.

Reckon I could keep hidden for one night a year and get through a Purge.

I guess 1984 would mean no more selfie threads.

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Right, so not ALL bad?

running man would be a piece of piss

unless you were a running man

blade runner = fine. just rains a bit. probably sunnier than glasgow anyway.
the purge = just normal 364 days a year, then get in a bunker or whatever. fine.

Yeah I “re-read” it recently too :wink:

“Killian, here’s your Subzero, now plain zero.”


Having been to Swansea I’m pretty sure I could handle any of them.

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Having had the Divergent series inflicted on me I definitely wouldn’t last very long in that world. I’d just run round screaming, “THIS IS BOLLOCKS! NO ONE WOULD SET UP A SOCIETY LIKE THIS! YOU’RE BARELY EVEN TRYING HERE!” until someone stabbed me to death.



Love how the Purge voters reckon they’ll just be able to waltz into the nearest bunker and chill for a bit.

i went to see the divergent 2 or 3 not knowing it was a franchise

didn’t have a fucking clue what was going on. can’t remember any of it.


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Watched it on a long-haul flight. Was reasonable plane fodder.

The clue was in the “2” or the “3” ffs.

“Wait what?! There are three films BEFORE Rocky IV?? Who knew?”

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That might have lent a surreal edge to it maybe?

The books are better apparently. Can’t say for sure obviously. Stupid weird societal sorting hat bollocks.

Never called that though are they? It’s probably called something like “Divergent: The Soul Path” or “Divergent: The Age of Kweks”.


the fuckers didn’t call it divergent 2 though did they? that would have made sense

You need to watch it in shakesp…

Whatever this is

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It’s even worse: it’s Divergent, then Allegiant (I think). Then something else that ends in ‘nt.’ Then it goes weirdly high concept sci-fi and almost gets interesting but no one could be bothered to make the last movie despite a cliffhanger ending. Great series.

EDIT: It goes Divergent, Insurgent then Allegiant Part 1. There will be no part 2. Great series.

Look @japes has made a fool of himself here, not me so shut up everyone.