Talk:Feed (Anderson novel)

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I have added an infobox--Geracudd 23:32, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Last sentence of the first paragraph makes no sense. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:53, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Feedipedia - decoding the language Anderson uses in Feed[edit]

Defining the words or phrases used in Feed:

Boyf = boyfriend

Chat = communicating without talking - simply using one's brain to communicate. Like texting or IM-ing without a phone or computer.

Unit = Person, slang such as "man" or "dude"

"da da da" = blah blah blah

meg = Totally or really

brag = something that is really cool or "hip"

feednet =
Equivalent to the internet

skeeze =
To hit upon, or flirt with someone

Halt-N-Buy =
A store

Youch = Good looking

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:01, 29 July 2010 (UTC) 

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:04, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Upcoming Edits[edit]

I plan on editing and improving this site. Here are the sources that I plan on using so far:

Adams, Lauren. "M. T. Anderson Feed." The Horn Book Magazine 78.5 (2002): 564+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 5 Mar. 2012.

Blasingame, James. "Feed." Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 47.1 (2003): 88+. Literature Resource Center. Web. 5 Mar. 2012.

Blasingame, James. “An Interview with M. T. (Tobin) Anderson.” Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 47.1 (Sept 2003): 98-98. JSTOR. Web. 5 March 2012.

Bradford, Clare. “Everything Must Go: Consumerism and Reader Positioning in M.T. Anderson’s Feed.” Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures 2.2 (2010): 137+. Project MUSE. Web. 5 March 2012.

Bullen, Elizabeth, & Parsons, Elizabeth. “Dystopian Visions of Global Capitalism: Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines and M. T. Anderson’s Feed.” Children’s Literature in Education 38.2 (June 2007): 127-139. EBSCOHOST. Web. 5 March 2012.

Davidson, Jenny. "Slave to Science." The New York Times Book Review 12 Nov. 2006: 42(L). Literature Resource Center. Web. 5 Mar. 2012.

Goodson, Todd. “A Pinch of Tobacco and a Drop of Urine: Using Young Adult Literature to Examine Local Culture, Using Local Culture to Enrich Schools: An ALAN Grant Research Project.” The ALAN Review 32.1 (2004): 50-55. Google Scholar. Web. 5 March 2012.

Kerr, Lisa. “Frankenstein’s Children: Ethics, Experimentation, and Free Will in Futuristic Young Adult Fiction.” The ALAN Review 36. 3 (2009): 28-34. Google Scholar. Web. 5 March 2012.

Ventura, Abbie. “Predicting a Better Situation? Three Young Adult Speculative Fiction Texts and the Possibilities for Social Change.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 36.1 (2011): 101+. Project MUSE. Web. 5 March 2012.

Zipes, Jack. “Why Fantasy Matters Too Much.” The Journal of Aesthetic Education 43.2 (2009): 77-89. Project MUSE. Web. 5 March 2012.

Grapefr00t (talk) 18:33, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Outline for Future Site Edit[edit]

A work in progress, but these are some of the edits I am considering for this page. The most concerning area to me is the cultural reference section as it has only two little bits of information. I want to add to that and add some sub sections in that area.

  • Introduction
  • I'm going to break this section into two parts. The first part will be the first paragraph as show with the addition of the stylistic commentary from credible sources.
  • The second part will be the other paragraphs in the introduction and will be under the title "background."
  • Will edit for opinion, clarity & add references
  • Take out the cultural/consumerism references and put them into own section
  • Plot
  • Mainly will be editing for opinion
  • Rewrite most for clarity
  • Cite
  • May try to add a small section of a list of "Feed Slang"
  • Characters
  • Removing/pruning what's already there
  • Again, removing opinion
  • Style
  • Removing and adding to the introduction of the novel.
  • Citing commentary on style from credible sources (in intro).
  • Awards/Nominations
  • Check sources
  • Update
  • Cultural References
  • Add to this list
  • Create another section for consumerism, technology, etc
  • Add environmental references/ historical references
  • Mainly beef up this section, because is central to the theme of the novel
  • Resources/Sources
  • Add all that I use

Grapefr00t (talk)

This looks very good! Just be sure that the "Cultural references" section doesn't become a long list. Wikipedia articles tend to generate unhelpful lists like that - try to make the section about the theme of the novel, as your sources describe it. Perhaps even make a section on consumerism? Wadewitz (talk) 17:59, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
Feedback Your instructor is right--you should be careful about long lists of potential trivial information and it would probably be a good idea to focus on a couple or three well-written paragraphs about thematic content (that professional reviewers have found) rather than a long list of every cultural reference. Similarly, it is a good idea to discuss the slang in the book, but avoid merely giving a list of definitions: how did the author come up with these words? How have professionals "decoded" this slang? Why is it included at all? See examples like Nineteen_Eighty-Four#The_Newspeak_appendix and A_Clockwork_Orange#Use_of_slang that explain how these slangs came to be and how they are used. You've got a really good handle on how to write this article and I'm sure you'll do a very fine job. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 03:51, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

User:LoversSpat So far, I like what I see. The introduction to the page is very informative and the although the plot is a little long, it's very detailed and ensures that the editor (you!) knows this book. However, I feel like a wikipedia article shouldn't be citing actual page numbers and quotes (On page 77...) because that seems more of an essay style of writing rather than an encylopedia I agree with Grapefr00t and advise you to be very wary of long lists! LoversSpat (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 20:25, 9 April 2012 (UTC).

Peer Review[edit]

I agree with the plot section being a little lengthy. It leaves little to the imagination of anyone interested in reading the novel. Keep some of the high points and just focus on getting the point of the novel across. Your plans for the article look solid and should make for great revisions. Thanks! Dmbfan85 (talk) 20:54, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Additions based on research[edit]

Be sure to add material based on your research! The heart of this assignment is learning how to succinctly summarize others' work. Wadewitz (talk) 13:50, 11 April 2012 (UTC)


There should be a separate section for the awards of this book. The book's prizes and awards currently reside awkwardly in the 'Authority' section, which is definitely not where they belong. Yea55 (talk) 17:17, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

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