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How Fictional Characters Would Break Up With You Over Text

By ElodieMay 25, 2017
Breaking up can be tough. One minute you’re in love, the next minute you’re returning his letters and he’s plotting to murder his uncle. I think we, as a collective society, have come to the conclusion that breaking up with someone over text is typically Not Good. Bu More  →
How Fictional Characters Would Break Up With You Over Text

Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieMay 25, 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

QUIZ: What's Your Homeric Epithet?

By ElodieMay 24, 2017
If you were a character in Greek mythology, odds are Homer called you "lion-hearted Achilles" or "Ares, sacker of cities" or "Hector, breaker of horses" at least once every three sentences. And if you are not a character in Greek mythology, now you can find ... More  →
QUIZ: What's Your Homeric Epithet?

The Stars of Harry Potter Share Their Favorite Lines From the Films

By ElodieMay 24, 2017
Two-part question for you guys: 1) what is the greatest quote in all of the Harry Potter universe, and 2) why is it most definitely that part where Harry tells Snape that Roonil Wazlib is his nickname? "This is the copy of Advanced Potion-Making that you purchased fro More  →
The Stars of <em>Harry Potter</em> Share Their Favorite Lines From the Films

50 Rejected Nicknames for Harry Potter

By ElodieMay 23, 2017
As nicknames go, "The Boy Who Lived" seems like a no-brainer. But just as Sean Parker had to tell Mark Zuckerberg to drop the "the," lest he doom us to a world where people say "The Facebook" unironically, I’m betting it took wizards a couple of ... More  →
50 Rejected Nicknames for Harry Potter

Every Conversation You Will Have at the End of the School Year

By ElodieMay 22, 2017
Things change, but at least the conversations we’re having at the end of every school year will always stay the same. The end of times could be nigh, and we would still be saying, “Have a great summer!” as civilization crumbled around us, provided it ... More  →
Every Conversation You Will Have at the End of the School Year

QUIZ: Is This a Catcher in the Rye Quote or a Lana Del Rey Lyric?

By ElodieMay 19, 2017
If you want to write a Lana Del Rey song, you’re going to need some sadness, a bit of angst, and whole lot of 1950s Americana. Presumably, this is also how J.D. Salinger wrote The Catcher in the Rye. Can you tell them apart? [viralQuiz id=312] ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a <i>Catcher in the Rye</i> Quote or a Lana Del Rey Lyric?

QUIZ: Which Classic Novel Sums Up Your School Year?

By ElodieMay 18, 2017
It’s the end of the school year. Time to torpedo your sleep schedule and rely primarily on Cheetos for sustenance. But before you drop off the grid completely, take a few moments to reminisce. Think of all the tests you didn’t study for, all the ... More  →
QUIZ: Which Classic Novel Sums Up Your School Year?

12 Pre-Existing Conditions in Classic Literature

By ElodieMay 18, 2017
Depending on your insurance plan and what year it is, a "pre-existing condition" is a medical issue that might make your health insurance more expensive. "Even in literature?" you ask, to which I say yes. Especially in literature. The pre-existing condition: Being a Defense Against the Dark ... More  →
12 Pre-Existing Conditions in Classic Literature

How to Sign Yearbooks, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieMay 17, 2017
You may think yearbooks are just a hodgepodge of school memories, but that is not what they are. They are ghosts of years past that will HAUNT YOU every time someone gets one out to “look back,” especially if you, like me, for some reason ... More  →
How to Sign Yearbooks, According to Shakespeare
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Elodie

In real life, she goes by the name Courtney Gorter. This is a closely guarded secret, and you're the only one who knows about it, so be cool. You can follow her on tumblr or Twitter if you want, but it's just going to be a lot of complaining.

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