Google definition(2)-Orthodox: not independent-minded; conventional and unoriginal
Everything a writer or creator does not inspire to be.
Google definition(1)-Orthodox: following or conforming to the traditional or generally accepted rules or beliefs of a religion, philosophy, or practice.
Places where a writer or creator can generate ideas from
Rules, regulations and traditions bring a reaction. I find that some of the best stories written question a style of living, or twists one way of life as we know it. Genres such as Dystopia, Utopia, Fantasy, Sci-Fi play with rules, and when done well they can embed strong thoughts and ideas into the reader.
Some of the best books I have read often question the status-quo. For example religion has been used in literature for centuries, as a way to ‘judge’ mankind. Personal philosophies are often incorporated by an author either consciously or unconsciously, which, to me, adds extra value to a story. Political movements are great sources, feminism, wars and country leaders; history has witnessed constant change, and during these times interesting plots and stories can arise.
“The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo.”
― Bob Iger