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Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 2 (The One Where I Think Jack Did All of This But I Don't Have Any Proof)

By ElodieMay 18, 2016
Are you reading Lord of the Flies right now in class? Is it boring? I’ll bet. But it doesn’t have to be boring. It could be hilarious and exciting—full of fun and whimsy! And with me at the helm, it will be! If... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 2 (The One Where I Think Jack Did All of This But I Don't Have Any Proof)

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

If Shakespeare Got Lazy

By Emma W.May 16, 2016

We all have our "off days"—days we're feeling tired, uninspired, perpetually hungry, apathetic, pissed at the world. Shakespeare must have had them, too, days he just thought, Screw it, I'm taking it a nap. But what if, instead of taking a nap, he'd... More  →

If Shakespeare Got Lazy

Literary Advice for Fictional Characters

By kat_rosenfieldMay 16, 2016
Dear Auntie: I live in a really small community. Sometimes I feel like it will be physically impossible for me ever to leave. No one here ever listens to me, even when I GOT THE CONCH. They bully me a lot since I'm a little... More  →
Literary Advice for Fictional Characters

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 1 (The One Where This Island Full of Children is Basically My Nightmare Realm)

By ElodieMay 13, 2016
You might remember me as the person who blogged The Great Gatsby and hated every minute that Tom Buchanan SPENT sapping my lifeblood with his dumbness. Now that the people have spoken, I’m back with Lord of the Flies. But if... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 1 (The One Where This Island Full of Children is Basically My Nightmare Realm)

BREAKING: These Are the New American Wizarding Houses and You Can't Tell Me Otherwise

By ElodieMay 13, 2016
If you’re anything like me, then I’m sorry about that for a variety of reasons. But I’m not sorry if you heard about the apparent leaked wizarding houses of the American school Ilvermorny and your first thought was, "Oh, jeez," because that was... More  →
BREAKING: These Are the New American Wizarding Houses and You Can't Tell Me Otherwise

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: January 8, 1955

By Nicole DiekerMay 12, 2016
Dear Diary, I thought I would hate going back to London after the holidays but I found myself missing it more than I anticipated. I loved seeing my family again, but it felt a bit like a favourite jumper gone small in the wash; still beloved even... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: January 8, 1955

If Harry Potter Is "The Boy Who Lived," Who Are the Rest of the Characters?

By Amanda BellMay 11, 2016
If anything earns you a slick nickname in the wizarding community, it's surviving a one-on-one encounter with You-Know-Who. This feat was particularly impressive in Harry's case, as he had his first run-in with the Dark Lord while he was still in diapers (of course, he had a... More  →
If Harry Potter Is "The Boy Who Lived," Who Are the Rest of the Characters?

The Dictionary of Fandom

By kat_rosenfieldMay 11, 2016
Are you fresh on the fandom scene, and a little confused by the lingo? We don't blame you, young Padawan. Even if you're thoroughly informed about all your fave fictional worlds—and you know how to say "Go pee up a rope" in Elvish, Entish, and High... More  →
The Dictionary of Fandom

How to Read a Novel for Class

By Emma W.May 10, 2016
I remember in high school—and, yes, sometimes even in college—I would go to class thinking I was prepared—I'd done the reading!—only to find that I was not. At all. Discussions went way, way overhead my head. Like, I might as well have been a caveman. I hated those... More  →
How to Read a Novel for Class