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20 Celebs Who Have Been Bullied, And How They Coped

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 21, 2014
Have you seen that beautiful thing that happened on Instagram? Our own TSwift reached out to bullied fan, writing her a heartwarming letter expressing sympathy and encouragement. Taylor was bullied in junior high, and her experience gave her empathy for her fan. There are More  →
20 Celebs Who Have Been Bullied, And How They Coped

Haymitch Is Katniss's True Love, We Can Prove It

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 20, 2014
Many great things came out of The Hunger Games, but one of the hidden gems of that blockbuster series is the behind-the-scenes best friendship between Hollywood darlings Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson. There’s no funny business going on—Woody is married and Jen’s got an eye ... More  →
Haymitch Is Katniss's True Love, We Can Prove It

Creepy Clowns Sighted In California, Have Own Instagram Account

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 14, 2014
'Tis the season for scary things! Just when we thought that evil clowns were only in the movies, we hear this: there’s been a rash of creepy clown sightings in the real, not fictional town of Wasco, California. Oh, and these clowns come complete with ... More  →
Creepy Clowns Sighted In California, Have Own Instagram Account

Banned Books We LURVE

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 14, 2014
It’s Teen Reading Week on SparkLife, chilluns! And what better way to celebrate the freedom to read than by calling attention to books that have been banned or challenged by censors? Some of our favorite titles have drawn the ire of the resident moral guardians; read on to More  →
Banned Books We LURVE

Celebs Who Inexplicably Annoy Us (And Our Reasons Why)

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 6, 2014
When we're busy fanning out over celebs, there will often be a cry of "but they're ANNOYING!" from a contrarian Sparkitor. But are these poor creatures of the limelight guilty of agitating us, or are we just h8ters? Here, we look at the real reasons these celeb faces someti More  →
Celebs Who Inexplicably Annoy Us (And Our Reasons Why)

The Story of the OT - Chapter 1

By KoalapearOctober 6, 2014
So this is the first chapter. I honestly have no idea where this is going. Kudo's if you spot both references (which shouldn't be too hard). Please excuse the less than wonderful picture. I will try to have better ones next time.   The Story of the ... More  →

14 Superheroes And Their Many Origin Stories

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 3, 2014
 We’ve gotta admit that we are a sucker for an origin story. We love seeing the transformation from a pretty-ordinary person to someone with kick-ass superpowers. We love the surprise in the baddies eyes when they don’t know what hit them. We love it when the underdog b More  →
14 Superheroes And Their Many Origin Stories

Internet Anonymity is a Dangerous Thing

By KoalapearSeptember 26, 2014
I am very disappointed in humanity right now. Let me ask you a question. Why do people lose their empathy and sensitivity on the internet? People blurt out the first thing that comes in their heads with no thoughts of the consequences. Most of the time ... More  →

10 Near-Fatal Moments in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movie-Making History

By Abbey ClarkeSeptember 25, 2014
Acting (or filmmaking in general) is a risky business! There are guns, swords, explosions, and slippery stairs everywhere, and sometimes, people may mistake you being in actual peril for just really, really good acting. So the next time you call acting an easy gig, refresh y More  →
10 Near-Fatal Moments in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movie-Making History

What is a Woman Worth?

By TanTanTheLadiesManSeptember 25, 2014
I guess I just don’t get it.  We boast about how we have a progressing society, about how we are gaining civil rights for all and have zero tolerance for discrimination and bigotry.  We tweet, post, blog, like, and share anything that fights for equality ... More  →
About the Author
Abbey Clarke

Abbey Clarke is a writer and editorial assistant living in Jersey City. She's a player on a D&D podcast called Knife Errant, wrote her senior thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is working on a novel about a semi-reformed demon who runs a library. You can follow her on Twitter at @abbeybookaholic.

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