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30 Shakespeare Quotes That Would Make Great Conversation Starters

By ElodieFebruary 27, 2017
I have never said a single intelligible thing in my life. I live in fear of starting conversations with people because I know I will inevitably panic and say something unnerving and not at all relatable, something like, "Hey I like your shirt, what’s your ... More  →
30 Shakespeare Quotes That Would Make Great Conversation Starters

Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieFebruary 24, 2017
I know that you have read all the Harry Potter books. At this point, everyone in the world who is going to read the Potter books has already read them. You don’t need me to tell you what happens; you don’t need my pithy one-sentence summaries. I get that. But some More  →
Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

If Fictional Characters Could Text, PART THREE

By ElodieFebruary 24, 2017
In the last installment of If Fictional Characters Could Text, we learned that no matter who you are or where you’ve been, it is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone goes through a phase when they use WAY too many emojis—even Mr. Darcy. (Perhaps especially  More  →
If Fictional Characters Could Text, PART THREE

Romeo and Juliet As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieFebruary 23, 2017
If we’re being honest here, Romeo and Juliet is a bit of an excessive read considering the entire plot can be boiled down to "Boy and girl fall in love, six people die, it’s a wild ride from start to finish." The play may be a masterpiece of poetic dramatic structure a More  →
<em>Romeo and Juliet</em> As Told in a Series of Texts

Blogging Hamlet: Part 9

By ElodieFebruary 22, 2017
In Act 4, Scene 4, a wild subplot appears, and it’s one I’ve completely forgotten about. You’ll remember that Hamlet is being shipped off to England because of that whole thing where he accidentally killed Polonius by stabbing him through a curtain. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, ... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 9

Everything I Know About Dating, I Learned from The Great Gatsby

By ElodieFebruary 22, 2017
I won’t pretend I used to know a single thing about the mystifying swampland that is dating. I’ve tried everything to be a better dater—reading magazines, taking online quizzes… I even tried saying hi to someone once, and it went terribly. But it wasn’t until ... More  →
Everything I Know About Dating, I Learned from <em>The Great Gatsby</em>

12 Lingering Questions I Have About the Harry Potter Series

By ElodieFebruary 22, 2017
The Harry Potter series "ended" nine years ago, except that’s debatable because we’re getting more backstories and spin-off trilogies and two-part plays than we know what to do with. You know what we’re not getting, though? ANSWERS. I have some questions about your ser More  →
12 Lingering Questions I Have About the <em>Harry Potter</em> Series

What You'll Be Doing on Spring Break vs. What Everyone Else Will Be Doing

By ElodieFebruary 21, 2017
If you’re actually doing something over spring break, well, that’s cool, I guess. Congrats on having a life. Anyway, you might as well clear out now; there’s nothing here for you. Today I’m speaking directly to those who will, like me, be practicing the age-old ... More  →
What You'll Be Doing on Spring Break vs. What Everyone Else Will Be Doing

If Fictional Characters Could Text: THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL

By ElodieFebruary 20, 2017
As we mentioned in the glorious first installment of If Fictional Characters Could Text, calling people on the phone is the death rattle of a bygone era. Nowadays it’s all about TEXTING. It’s about EMOJIS. It’s about getting a message from your crush and NOT RESPONDIN More  →
If Fictional Characters Could Text: THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL

QUIZ: Is Your Life a Shakespearean Comedy or a Tragedy?

By ElodieFebruary 17, 2017
Either you’re going to have a happy ending, or you’re going to die an easily preventable death at the hands of your dearest friend and greatest enemy. There is no in between. [viralQuiz id=254] ... More  →
QUIZ: Is Your Life a Shakespearean Comedy or a Tragedy?
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Elodie

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