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The 7 Fictional Places We REALLY Want to Live

By Taylor NolesNovember 30, 2017
If there's one thing that this season's weather is good for, it's appreciating a cozy home nest. Occasionally, I'll claw my way out of the mound of Doritos bags and old band-aids that I call my house, and try to imagine what it'd be like to live in one of the fictional dream More  →
The 7 Fictional Places We REALLY Want to Live

Harry Potter's 8 Luckiest Breaks

By Taylor NolesNovember 29, 2017
Harry Potter may have had a little trouble with that whole his-parents-getting-murdered-by-evil-incarnate thing, but generally? That boy is #blessed. All I can say is that we are lucky we live in the timeline wherein EVERYTHING goes Harry's way, or else the entire HP series More  →
Harry Potter's 8 Luckiest Breaks

QUIZ: Which Dystopia Do You Belong In?

By Taylor NolesNovember 21, 2017
If you, like me, love post-apocalyptic books and films, you may occasionally wonder which one is coming for you. Is it the dystopia where they never invented potato chips? Is it the dystopia where everybody uses canned ham instead of soap??? Hopefully not—but take this ... More  →
QUIZ: Which Dystopia Do You Belong In?

The 8 Worst Fictional Characters to Bring to Thanksgiving, RANKED

By Taylor NolesNovember 20, 2017
There are many great Thanksgiving traditions—eating 13 lbs of mashed potatoes, for example, and ignoring your relatives as they ask you pointed questions about your life goals/relationship status/whether or not you're ever going to pay them back the $39k they lent you to g More  →
The 8 Worst Fictional Characters to Bring to Thanksgiving, RANKED

The 6 Biggest Spoilers in Shakespeare

By Taylor NolesNovember 16, 2017
Shakespeare is well-known for his comedies, historical plays, and tragedies. Less famous for his mysteries, though. As you're about to see, dude can't keep a secret—he has a habit of letting spoilers slip pretty early in a lot of his plays. More  →
The 6 Biggest Spoilers in Shakespeare

6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

By Taylor NolesNovember 10, 2017
Shakespeare is the original scoundrel. Sure, standards were different back then, blah, blah, blah— but there are a few moments in his plays that, even back then, must have had audiences dropping their popcorn and WTF-ing to their dates. More  →
6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

QUIZ: What Epigraph Describes Your Life?

By Taylor NolesNovember 7, 2017
We've all heard the old saying, "If your life were a book, would anybody want to read it?" (Let's face it: in our case, probably not.) Even more important, though, is the question of how you would start your book—and that all depends on the kind of ... More  →
QUIZ: What Epigraph Describes Your Life?

What You Thought These Famous Literary Quotes Meant VS. What They Actually Mean

By Taylor NolesNovember 7, 2017
Forget everything you thought you knew about classic lit—okay, no, remember like 95% of it, but the other 5% IS TOTALLY WRONG. You've probably been going about your life completely misunderstanding these famous quotes—but don't panic, because we're here to help. Click th More  →
What You Thought These Famous Literary Quotes Meant VS. What They <em>Actually</em> Mean

Tweets From Animal Farm

By Taylor NolesNovember 6, 2017
The time has come to look back through the tweets of the revolution, which were somehow posted by key figures without opposable thumbs. More  →
If <i>Animal Farm</i> Characters Had Twitter

Blogging Animal Farm: The Finale

By Taylor NolesNovember 3, 2017
Welcome to the final installment of Blogging Animal Farm! You can read the most recent installment here, and the entire series here, if you dare. Chapter 10 Here we are, kittens, at the close of our CrAzY aDvEnTuRe. What a wild ride it's been. Here's what we've learned so far, ... More  →
Blogging <em>Animal Farm</em>: The Finale
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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