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Literary Dystopias, Ranked by How Likely You'd Be to Survive Them

By ElodieJanuary 20, 2017
As long as literature has existed, people have been writing books about what would happen if our world was pretty much the same except worse. More often than not there was a war, and then everything changed, and the time to fight back is now. Also, the government is watching More  →
Literary Dystopias, Ranked by How Likely You'd Be to Survive Them

Blogging Hamlet: Part 4

By ElodieJanuary 19, 2017
I have a question about Hamlet, one that has plagued me for years, and until I know the answer I will never know peace. I’m hoping you guys can help. There’s a simple solution, I’m sure, and probably I’m just too dumb to know what ... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 4

QUIZ: Would You Survive a Shakespeare Play?

By ElodieJanuary 18, 2017
If you’re in a Shakespeare play, you have a better chance of getting stabbed by accident than you do of living past the ripe old age of 30. Would you live to tell the tale, or would you find yourself staring down the business end of a ... More  →
QUIZ: Would You Survive a Shakespeare Play?

5 Changes Netflix Made to A Series of Unfortunate Events (and Why I'm Okay with Each of Them)

By ElodieJanuary 17, 2017
Yesterday I stubbed my toe, lost my wallet, and had my car towed, and I still had a better day than you because I also watched every single episode of A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix. Guys, I would not lie to you about ... More  →
5 Changes Netflix Made to <em>A Series of Unfortunate Events</em> (and Why I'm Okay with Each of Them)

If Fictional Characters Could Text...

By ElodieJanuary 16, 2017
Gone are the days of messenger pigeons, smoke signals, telepathy, and actually talking with our mouths. If you're going to bother calling somebody on the phone, you'd better be a) willing to suffer though a lot of excrutiatingly awkward silences, or b) actually, literally o More  →
If Fictional Characters Could Text...

Everything High School Movies Lied To Me About

By ElodieJanuary 16, 2017
Like most people, I spent nearly all of my misguided youth watching movies instead of playing outside or growing as a person. That’s why cinema has always been my guide, my helpful handbook to the unforgiving labyrinth also known as "life." But as it turns out—and you ... More  →
Everything High School Movies Lied To Me About

QUIZ: Can You Match the Harry Potter Spell With Its Result?

By ElodieJanuary 13, 2017
Possibly the most stressful thing about being a wizard (other than the relentless threat of death) would be trying to remember what all the spells do. You know when you can’t remember something simple whilst studying, even though you saw the flashcard ten seconds ago ... More  →
QUIZ: Can You Match the Harry Potter Spell With Its Result?

Better Names for All the Poems You'll Have to Read in English Class

By ElodieJanuary 12, 2017
Have you ever read a poem before? I’m guessing you have. If you liked it, good news: there’s plenty more where that came from! If you hated it, well, I’ve got some good news for you too: as soon as you finish school, you’ll never ... More  →
Better Names for All the Poems You'll Have to Read in English Class

How Would You Die in a Shakespeare Play?

By ElodieJanuary 11, 2017
Guys, I want a Shakespearean death scene. In all likelihood, I’m going to die as I lived—in bed, watching Netflix, pantsless and covered in Dorito crumbs as my icy black wraith-heart finally gives out—and I’ve come to terms with that. But in the lyrical netherworld of ... More  →
How Would You Die in a Shakespeare Play?

Blogging Hamlet: Part 3

By ElodieJanuary 11, 2017
Previously on Blogging Hamlet, Hamlet was weird, but Polonius was weirder. In case you thought Hamlet wasn’t hilarious, Shakespeare threw in THIS gem of a scene, and I respect you guys too much to force you to wait while I type up some sort of compulsory introduction. So ... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 3
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