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Can You Identify These Authors By Their Pen Names?

By ElodieAugust 29, 2016
Writers sometimes use pen names. This could be because 1) they're writing something radical under a totalitarian regime, 2) they are a woman living in 18th-century England, or 3) they wish to write about things like Jay Gatsby's provocative sin wagon under the cover of relative anonymity, like yours truly. Whatever ... More  →
Can You Identify These Authors By Their Pen Names?

25 More Questions You Should Definitely Ask in Your English Class

By ElodieAugust 25, 2016
There are many reasons you might ask a question in class, the most obvious being that you would like to know the answer. But sometimes, raising your hand is a strategic maneuver. You need the participation points, for instance, or you’re trying to get a ... More  →
25 More Questions You Should Definitely Ask in Your English Class

Which Presidential Death Would You Die?

By ElodieAugust 24, 2016
Some presidents have the audacity to die in office, leaving us briefly bereft of anyone standing at the helm of this sinking ship. Were I running the show, I like to think I would go out in style, but the fact of the matter is there’s ... More  →
Which Presidential Death Would You Die?

What Going Back to School Is Like, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieAugust 23, 2016
School is starting and inspiring in us all an emotion generally known as "ugh." Shakespeare knows what that's about. Dude may be dead and buried, but the ensepulchered bard went to grammar school in his time, and odds are he hated every minute of it. How do I ... More  →
What Going Back to School Is Like, According to Shakespeare

The 10 Most Objectively Perfect Scenes in the History of Cinema

By ElodieAugust 19, 2016
And before you say anything, yes, the Twilight baseball scene is on here. Look, cinema is a fluid and complex medium and it takes years to hone the craft. And I think if there’s one thing we can all agree on in this ruined world, it’s that ... More  →
The 10 Most Objectively Perfect Scenes in the History of Cinema

Which First-Day-of-School Trope Are You?

By ElodieAugust 19, 2016
The time has come to grit our teeth, put on some pants, and return to that doom prison some people call "school." Gone are the days of eating Cheetos for every meal, of forgetting what day it is, of spending every waking moment just being vaguely ... More  →
Which First-Day-of-School Trope Are You?

The 30 Most Dumbledore Things That Dumbledore Ever Did

By ElodieAugust 12, 2016
Albus Dumbledore was the most Dumbledore person to ever have Dumbledored. Dude ran a school full of death and whimsy, and he did it with smiles and cryptic comments. Not just anyone can do that. He was without peer. We will never see another like him in ... More  →
The 30 Most Dumbledore Things That Dumbledore Ever Did

The Lord of the Flies Test

By ElodieAugust 12, 2016
All right everyone, clear your desks. Don’t look at me like that, you knew this was coming. I’ve been lecturing about tropical werewolves and mankind's inherent evil for weeks now—not because I like hearing the sound of my own voice, which is like the languid, oozing drawl ... More  →
The <em>Lord of the Flies</em> Test

Snapchats from Star Wars

By ElodieAugust 11, 2016
Snapchat is our enduring cultural legacy. There are future world leaders out there right this very second who are taking selfies with the bread filter or face swapping with their cat, and I think we can all agree that’s fantastic. Personally I don’t send a lot of selfie More  →
Snapchats from Star Wars

How Well Do You Know Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?

By ElodieAugust 10, 2016
"How well do you know Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?" is a rhetorical question, actually, with the unspoken rhetorical answer being "better than I know my entire self." Look, I'll level with you here: we like our readers to know things. It reflects well ... More  →
How Well Do You Know Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?
About the Author
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. She's a writer, a bad influence, and a connoisseur of fine chicken nuggets. She realizes none of these things will help her survive a zombie apocalypse, and she’s made her peace with that. 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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