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If Classic Authors Had Tinder

By ElodieAugust 7, 2018
Considering the impact it’s had on our society, it’s amazing to think that Tinder has only existed for something like .0000001% of human history. I mean, before Tinder, how else was I to swipe listlessly through blurry mirror selfies of dudes with trucker hats? It’s a More  →
If Classic Authors Had Tinder

Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieAugust 6, 2018
I know that you've read all the Harry Potter books. At this point, everyone in the world who is going to read the Potter books has already read them. You don’t need me to tell you what happens; you don’t need my pithy one-sentence summaries. I get that. But someti More  →
Every <em>Harry Potter</em> Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Rejected Anagrams That Came Before "I Am Lord Voldemort"

By ElodieAugust 3, 2018
“I am Lord Voldemort” is an anagram of “Tom Marvolo Riddle,” but there’s no way Voldemort came up with this right off the bat. Have you ever tried to make an anagram out of anything? It’s impossible. It’s a fool’s game. The only way to... More  →
Rejected Anagrams That Came Before "I Am Lord Voldemort"

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Chapters 20 & 21

By ElodieAugust 3, 2018
To catch up on Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird, click here! You know that feeling you get after an episode of Law & Order: SVU when the bad guy gets off on a technicality, and Stabler is so full of righteous fury he simply... More  →
Blogging <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>: Chapters 20 & 21

Shakespeare Plays Summed Up In Relatable Headlines

By ElodieAugust 3, 2018
I’m a simple woman. You take a headline from The Onion and slap it over a piece of relevant media, I laugh. And since I need to feel like I’m doing my part here on the Internet, I decided to do this exact thing with all the books on your English syllabus.  And when More  →
Shakespeare Plays Summed Up In Relatable Headlines

17 Ways to Tell You're Dating a Ravenclaw

By ElodieAugust 2, 2018
People who are dating Ravenclaws have to put up with a lot. I know this because I myself am a Ravenclaw, and a handful. Are you dating a Ravenclaw? You might be and you don’t even know it, except that’s a lie—if you were dating... More  →
17 Ways to Tell You're Dating a Ravenclaw

6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

By Taylor NolesAugust 2, 2018
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

6 Scenes from the Book That Were WAY Too Disturbing for the Movie Adaptation

By ElodieAugust 1, 2018
Sometimes, filmmakers leave stuff out of the movie because there simply isn’t enough time to include everything that happened in the book.  But other times, filmmakers leave stuff out of the movie because the stuff they’re leaving out is WAY TOO DISTURBING TO FOIST U More  →
6 Scenes from the Book That Were WAY Too Disturbing for the Movie Adaptation

7 Beloved Fictional Characters Who Are Secretly Terrible People

By ElodieAugust 1, 2018
There are some fictional characters who are just universally hated. Umbridge. Bob Ewell. Cholly Breedlove. There are also fictional characters who are universally adored, like Hagrid, Samwise Gamgee, and Atticus Finch if you, like me, prefer to forget that Go Set a Watchman More  →
7 Beloved Fictional Characters Who Are Secretly Terrible People

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

By SparkLifeJuly 31, 2018
38 years ago today, Prongs the Younger, AKA the Prince of Chaos, AKA the Unkillable Kid from Godric's Hollow, Harry James Potter was born. That’s 38* WHOLE YEARS of magical hijinks, unrepentant sass, truly relatable awkwardness, and More  →
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!