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What's Your Name in The Outsiders?

By Taylor NolesJune 20, 2017
Sixteen years on the street and you can learn a lot. A few hours on Wikipedia and you can learn even more. If you'd been part of Ponyboy's pack in S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders, what part would you have played, tough gal? [viralQuiz id=343] ... More  →
What's Your Name in <em>The Outsiders</em>?

6 Famous Novels' Rejected First Drafts

By Taylor NolesJune 19, 2017
One thing every author will hear at some point is this: writing is rewriting. So it follows that most famous novels went through a few extreme changes before they reached their final form—and luckily for you, we've tracked down your favorite writers' notes on their books' ... More  →
6 Famous Novels' Rejected First Drafts

5 Fictional Characters Who Were Sapiosexuals

By Taylor NolesJune 15, 2017
A sapiosexual is not only an option for your OKCupid profile, it's also a thing you can call yourself if you want to assert your brain domination over every trembling, mindless cretin around you at the cafeteria table. Though this word has not (yet) officially ... More  →
5 Fictional Characters Who Were Sapiosexuals

What YA Plot Sums Up Your Life?

By Taylor NolesJune 14, 2017
Are you young and/or ageless thanks to a creepy portrait in your attic? Are you keen for adventure? Are you determined and/or kind and/or intelligent and/or handy with an axe? Then you, my friend, are the perfect candidate for a YA novel protagonist. Take the quiz ... More  →
What YA Plot Sums Up Your Life?

TFWs From Classic Literature

By Taylor NolesJune 12, 2017
Honestly, who hasn't found themselves racked with madness after talking their husband into murdering the King of Scotland? Just classic #litproblems. We can relate.—eds More  →
TFWs From Classic Literature

Dream Graduation Speakers, Ranked

By Taylor NolesMay 18, 2017
With graduation comes commencement speeches, and with commencement speeches comes a 3-hour monologue about the misery awaiting you in the real world, delivered by your profusely sweaty principal. Thrilling, yes? No. Here are some fresher choices for your consideration: 10. Maleficent Pros: Killer cheeckbones, fierce, fashionable, elegant, great speaking ... More  →
Dream Graduation Speakers, Ranked

Snapchats from Shakespeare

By Taylor NolesApril 25, 2017
This slideshow was originally published in September 2016 More  →
Snapchats from Shakespeare

What's Your Superpower?

By Taylor NolesApril 25, 2017
Put your world-savin' gloves on, X-Sparklers. [viralQuiz id=86] ... More  →
What's Your Superpower?

Famous Fictional Kisses, RANKED

By Taylor NolesMarch 3, 2017
Everyone's got a technique. More lip. Less tongue. In the rain, mid-sentence, while proclaiming love, while proclaiming hatred, while bleeding, just before being devoured by a shark... we called up our resident kissing expert (translation: I put on my straw hat and ate a banana ... More  →
Famous Fictional Kisses, RANKED

Which Shakespeare Quote Describes Your Life?

By Taylor NolesOctober 25, 2016
Whether you're a witty handmaiden or the ghost of a Danish King bent on revenge, we've all identified with a Shakespearean character at one time or another. Right? Right. Check out the quiz below, to thine own self be true, and discover yr Shakespeare horoscope at the end. [viralQuiz ... More  →
Which Shakespeare Quote Describes Your Life?
About the Author
Taylor Noles

Taylor has very strong feelings about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her first name is actually Delaney, and her writing has appeared on VICE, NPR, and elsewhere. You can follow her on twitter @delaney_nolan

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