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Game Night a Snooze? Try These Not-Bored Games

By KathAugust 18, 2014
If you're like us and have grown up thinking "board game night" means "oh no, not Monopoly again," you're in for a delightful surprise. In the past ten years, some truly fantastic games have come out that have all kinds of new mechanics. The best ... More  →
Game Night a Snooze? Try These Not-Bored Games
<i>The Giver</i> Has Bred A World of Sameness: See the Books and Films It Inspired

The Giver Has Bred A World of Sameness: See the Books and Films It Inspired

By KathAugust 14, 2014
Since Lois Lowry's blockbuster novel The Giver hit bookshelves in 1993, we've all been on a steady diet of YA authoritarism. Back in the early '90s, YA dystopian lit wasn't really a thing. The Giver was groundbreaking, because it took non-outer-space sci-fi (then mostly More  →

A Complete Guide to Guardians of the Galaxy Before You See the Film!

By KathAugust 1, 2014
MARVEL ON THIS: To celebrate Marvel Day, which is TOMORROW, Barnes & Noble stores will be giving away Marvel goodies ALL DAY (all you have to do is show up!)—while supplies last! Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters today, and a second GotG movie has already ... More  →
A Complete Guide to Guardians of the Galaxy Before You See the Film!

How to Be a Good Friend-Without-a-Driver's-License

By KathJuly 31, 2014
If you're one of the last of your buddies to get licensed up, you know that this is a great big load of no fun at all with a side of begging. You have two options: study for the test, practice, and become yet another car ... More  →
How to Be a Good Friend-Without-a-Driver's-License

Stealth Cosplay: Summer Ladies' Gaming Edition

By KathJuly 24, 2014
Not all of us are lucky enough to visit San Diego Comic Con, that seething mecca of nerd-dom (Sparkitor Josh is ON HIS WAY RIGHT NOW!). But in the meantime, we have the power to secretly, subtly cosplay as our gaming favorites all year long. That power: fashion. You can use More  →
Stealth Cosplay: Summer Ladies' Gaming Edition

The Hottest Celeb Looks on the French Revolution Red Carpet

By KathJuly 14, 2014
Bonjour, Barb, and happy Bastille Day! Mon dieu, it is so good to be with you once again this year as the stars of our bloody revolution take the center stage at the Tuileries Gardens. Tonight’s banquet, which is certainly not a cover-up for any nefarious activity, will ho More  →
The Hottest Celeb Looks on the French Revolution Red Carpet

10 Questions Teen Wolf Needs to Answer This Season

By KathJune 23, 2014
If you haven't finished up Season Three of MTV's Teen Wolf, haha! Don't worry about it! Everything turns out just fine. Yep, everybody's possession-free and happy! Walk away while you still can—with your feelings and sense of hope intact. Everybody else, if your tears have dried, ... More  →
10 Questions <i>Teen Wolf</i> Needs to Answer This Season

The Best Summer Internet Vacations!

By KathJune 19, 2014
Why get sand in your toes, eyes, and beach bag when you can explore anywhere from your own internet connection? We've compiled a list of fun sites that immerse you in exploring other worlds. From free games to fantasy maps to brilliant beaches (sans sunburn), ... More  →
The Best Summer Internet Vacations!

We Count Down the Top 5 Ships on the Entire Internet

By KathJune 18, 2014
If you’re reading this, you probably know all about “shipping” in the fandom sense. That is, rooting for two (or more!) characters to be involved with one another in a romantic way, whether or not canon (the original work) says it’s legit. Everybody has their favori More  →
We Count Down the Top 5 Ships on the Entire Internet

These Fantasy Worlds Should Totally Be Theme Parks

By KathMay 19, 2014
Need to get away this summer? How about to the theme park of your dreams? Try these mythical locations we absolutely wish were the real thing—and don't forget the sunscreen. Hyrule (Zelda: Ocarina of Time) Join us for a delightful stay at this picturesque woodland resort, a ... More  →
These Fantasy Worlds Should Totally Be Theme Parks
About the Author
Kath

Kath is a fangirl first and writer second. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is way more fun than it sounds. If she isn't flailing around on Tumblr or writing articles, she's probably out running, reading, or thinking about food.

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