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The Love Match Test

By Janet ManleyJune 28, 2016
I'm not here to be your friend and tell you what you want to hear. This is real. [viralQuiz id=71] ... More  →
The Love Match Test

Blogging 1984: Parts 2 and 3

By Janet ManleyJune 15, 2016
When last we hung with Winston, his highly illegal blogging session was interrupted by a knock at the door... It's just poor old Mrs. Parsons from down the hall (30, but, again, a hard 30 because of the bleakness) who has a blocked sink. The entirety of ... More  →
Blogging 1984: Parts 2 and 3

Blogging 1984: Part 1

By Janet ManleyJune 1, 2016
I first "read" 1984 in maybe grade eight, and the main memories are of my English teacher writing "BIG BROTHER" and "NEWSPEAK" up on the blackboard, lest we miss the \subtlety/ of George Orwell's writing. As the saying goes, behind every book with a one or ... More  →
Blogging 1984: Part 1

Get Matched With Your Perfect Summer Read

By Janet ManleyMay 27, 2016
Maybe you will make out with Devon Sawa this summer, maybe not. Either way, we guarantee you an epic adventure with this test, which detects your underlying hunger for fantasy, freakiness, murder, or shirt-ripping romance and matches you with your PERFECT SUMMER READ. Of course you ... More  →
Get Matched With Your Perfect Summer Read

What Even Is This Genius New Podcast???

By Janet ManleyMay 17, 2016
If you are a) a fan of curious podcasts like Welcome to Night Vale or The Message, b) sympathetic to talking drum machines, or c) can't stop buying ukuleles, you \need/ to check out Songonauts, the funny, catchy podcast from Jonathan Mann and Jonathan Mitchell (a real quiver of Jonathans). In ... More  →
What Even Is This Genius New Podcast???

Snapechat, Part 2

By Janet ManleyMay 17, 2016
The wizarding world obviously thinks the muggle world is boring as toast, as they lost interest our technological advances some time around 1920, content to exist thereon in a kind of steampunk limbo of heaving old trains and floating candles. In fairness to wizards, th More  →
Snapechat, Part 2

Mother's Day Cards for the Bae-est Moms

By Janet ManleyMay 3, 2016
It's almost Mother's Day (this Sunday! Alert alert!), and you need to find a way to reward your mom for all the crusts she cut off your PB&Js, for her DVD of Dirty Dancing, for her guidance in the field of bangs trimming, and—BLESS HER—for trying to keep up with social m More  →
Mother's Day Cards for the Bae-est Moms

The Jedi Test

By Janet ManleyMay 2, 2016
None of that midichlorian nonsense. ... More  →
The Jedi Test

Mr. Darcy Is the Most Eligible Bachelor Ever in This Hysterically Funny Pride & Prejudice Retelling

By Janet ManleyApril 19, 2016
No matter the specific details of any Pride and Prejudice remake, Darcy pretty much always ends up wet-shirted. Whether we are in Georgian England, or a zombie-pocalypse, or present-day London, there is something about Darcy's blend of hauntiness, keen letter-writing skills, and lamb-chops that makes us want to ... More  →
Mr. Darcy Is the Most <i>Eligible</i> Bachelor Ever in This Hysterically Funny <i>Pride & Prejudice</i> Retelling

Mockingjay Is Not Just Another YA Dystopia; Here's Why

By Janet ManleyApril 6, 2016
Somehow Mockingjay Part 2 came and went quietly; we, the loyal Hunger Games fans, watched it expire beneath our feet last November, dropping a bloom of fire down on top of it that it may live on, frozen in our memories, smiling, holding its triton, topless, eating a sugar ... More  →
<i>Mockingjay</i> Is Not Just Another YA Dystopia; Here's Why
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Janet Manley

Janet is the Sparkitor who most resembles a common field potato, and isn't opposed to pineapple appearing on a pizza. She is proof that dreams can come true, as long as your dream is to share a love seat with Benjamin Barnes for nine and a half minutes after standing him up for five because you can't work out hotel elevators. Janet once had a smexy dream where Haymitch Abernathy hugged her meaningfully, which I think means they are married now. She would like to third-person you on Twitter @janetmanley

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