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9 Literary Friendships That Will Definitely Show Up On Your English Quiz

By Damien GaleoneDecember 6, 2018
If literature has taught us anything (besides not to trust women named Lydia or Caroline), it’s that there's no such thing as a simple friendship. You've got the partner in crime, the unlikely pal, the "could you help me smuggle this corpse out of this avocado grove" (alwa More  →
9 Literary Friendships That Will Definitely Show Up On Your English Quiz

How to Break Up With Someone, According to Characters from Classic Lit

By Damien GaleoneNovember 5, 2018
Picture the European tundra, 300,000 years ago. The first paleolithic human asks the other upright-walker on a date. It goes well. Hunting. Foraging. Cave dwelling. Then on date four, he gets just a bit too clingy, and humankind’s eternal question is born: How do you ... More  →
How to Break Up With Someone, According to Characters from Classic Lit

How to Flirt, According to Characters from Classic Literature

By Damien GaleoneSeptember 27, 2018
Flirting is super fun and easy—and by that, we mean that it's impossible and fraught with peril.  You come on too strong, and suddenly your cousin is refusing to marry you. Too subtle, and your crush goes off with some hunky Hufflepuff. Striking the perfect balance between ... More  →
How to Flirt, According to Characters from Classic Literature

5 Shakespeare Villains You Really Wouldn't Want As An Enemy

By Damien GaleoneSeptember 21, 2018
We all have enemies—mine include my neighbor’s dog, Tuesday mornings, and complex carbohydrates—but every so often, we stumble upon something or someone so evil and twisted that we're filled with relief when we realize they only exist in fiction. Great writers have c More  →
5 Shakespeare Villains You Really Wouldn't Want As An Enemy

Great Conversation Topics for a First Date, According to Characters from Classic Lit

By Damien GaleoneJuly 19, 2018
There are so many things that can go wrong on a first date. You might get flustered and accidentally introduce yourself as Jailhouse Bruce when your name is really Lisa, or eat 9 crab cakes before remembering that you’re fatally allergic to shellfish, or fake your own deat More  →
Great Conversation Topics for a First Date, According to Characters from Classic Lit

Five Writers Who Just Can't Stop Killing Their Characters

By Damien GaleoneJune 1, 2018
Let’s leave out J.K. Rowling (inventing "Avada Kedavra" and using it on everyone we've ever loved pretty much puts her at the top of this list), and let's also ignore George R. R. Martin, whose epic imagination has been liberally applied to the dismantlement of the human b More  →
Five Writers Who Just Can't Stop Killing Their Characters
About the Author
Damien Galeone

Damien Galeone is a university teacher and writer living in Prague, where he moved thirteen years ago in search of adventure but instead started teaching English. He lives with a cat who’s plotting his murder and he has written lots of stuff that you can find on the internet. His grandmom ab-so-lut-ely loved his novel Senseless and his book of stories Christmitzvah; otherwise they were mostly ignored. His life's dream is to open a hotdog shop, where his allegiance to mustard vs ketchup would remain 68/32.

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