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How Classic Authors Pitched Their Novels, Probably

By ElodieJune 20, 2017
An idea can be perfect in your head, but explaining it out loud? With words? Coherently? That’s a different beast entirely. This is true whether you’re pitching a novel or just getting feedback on your thesis statement for an essay about The Scarlet Letter. Either ... More  →
How Classic Authors Pitched Their Novels, Probably

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieJune 19, 2017
Technology is amazing. It’s 2017, people; we don’t have to wonder things anymore. Back in the days of yore, a person could ask “How tall is Bruno Mars, do you think?” and never truly know the answer. Nowadays, you can simply speak the words at your smartphone and h More  →
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, As Told in a Series of Texts

QUIZ: How Indecisive Are You, On a Scale of 1 to Hamlet?

By ElodieJune 16, 2017
Making decisions isn’t easy, whether you’re a regular person just trying to pick a college or a Danish prince who’s wondering if he should murder his uncle. [viralQuiz id=342] ... More  →
QUIZ: How Indecisive Are You, On a Scale of 1 to Hamlet?

The 10 Best Dad Jokes in Shakespeare

By ElodieJune 16, 2017
A dad joke is any joke that’s so terrible it elicits groans and ruins lives. It need not originate from a dad, per se, but the common cultural understanding is that most of them do. You’ll find them in wedding speeches, rogue Facebook comments, and conversations in line More  →
The 10 Best Dad Jokes in Shakespeare

The 6 Best Slash Pairings in Classic Literature

By ElodieJune 15, 2017
The term “slash” usually refers to same-sex couples in modern media and the fanfiction derived thereof, but not always. Look, people have been writing homoerotic subtext (and sometimes not even subtext) into their books for as long have books have existed—whether it was in the ... More  →
The 6 Best Slash Pairings in Classic Literature

6 of the Most Messed-Up Books We All Had to Read for School

By ElodieJune 14, 2017
We have all read our share of messed-up books in the name of school. Every single one of us has experienced an In Cold Blood, a Lolita, maybe a Clockwork Orange or two. It’s simply inevitable. Let’s talk about them. Now, I could not include EVERY disturbing, godfors More  →
6 of the Most Messed-Up Books We All Had to Read for School

14 Shakespeare Quotes That Would Make Great Tinder Bios

By ElodieJune 13, 2017
Anyone who has ever used Tinder has agonized over what to put in their bio. It needs to communicate that you are witty and brilliant and also a good listener who works out a lot and has a dog. But that’s a lot of things to convey in 500 characters or less. Better to stic More  →
Shakespeare Quotes That Would Make Great Tinder Bios

QUIZ: How Would You Fare if You Were Married to Henry VIII?

By ElodieJune 12, 2017
It seems easy—far too easy—for us to use our hindsight and say things like “ANNE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? STOP PUSHING PROTESTANT REFORM, THOMAS CROMWELL IS WATCHING AND YOU HAVEN’T YET GIVEN THE KING A SON.” But it makes me wonder: were I actually there, would ... More  →
QUIZ: How Would You Fare if You Were Married to Henry VIII?

The Worst Breakups in Literature, Ranked

By ElodieJune 9, 2017
Look, no one likes to read books about people breaking up with each other with grace and maturity. We like to read books where people take a loving, stable relationship and burn it to the ground. That’s why most fictional breakups are the literary equivalent ... More  →
The Worst Breakups in Literature, Ranked

5 Awkward Summer Situations That Will Probably Definitely Happen To You

By ElodieJune 9, 2017
"I hate summer and the vast freedom and warm weather that accompany it," says nobody. Face it, summer’s great. There are, however, some awkward situations that are pretty much summer-specific, and at least 60% of them are 100% guaranteed to happen to you. The situation: Cutting ... More  →
5 Awkward Summer Situations That Will Probably Definitely Happen To You
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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 Twitter or check out her website if you want, but it's just going to be a lot of complaining.

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