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QUIZ: What's Your Boggart?

By Reid Faylor and ElodieJune 15, 2015
WE'RE SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS QUIZ THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO WASTE TIME ON AN INTRO. DIVE RIGHT IN TO THE GREATEST/MOST TERRIFYING SLIDESHOW OF YOUR LIFE, AND KEEP YOUR WAND AT THE READY! Ten times RIGHT NOW. I can’t take the mental anguish. = go to Slide 2 Five times later. More  →
QUIZ: What's Your Boggart?

ALBY, A Choose Your Own Adventure Story: The Gods' Breath

By reidfaylorJune 12, 2015

You can catch up on the entire Alby series right here!

Previously in ALBY:

There were once four cities of the gods on Moebia, but a cataclysm wiped them out. Each city left behind a “Pillar,” a way to preserve... More  →

ALBY, A Choose Your Own Adventure Story: The Gods' Breath

Hilariously Awful Fandom Pickup Lines...Part 2!

By Grant LindahlJune 8, 2015
Your favorite SO-BAD-THEY'RE-GOOD fandom pickup lines have returned, and they're BETTER (AND/OR) WORSE THAN EVER! More  →
Hilariously Awful Fandom Pickup Lines...Part 2!

There's a Marauder's Map Extension for Google Chrome, & It's Kind of Super Creepy

By ElodieJune 3, 2015
We can think of about 5,000 reasons we’d want a real-life Marauder’s Map, and all of them involve knowing what Chris Hemsworth is doing with his free time. (Shirtless baking? Frolfing? TELL US.) And in the parallel universe where we are Facebook friends with the... More  →
There's a Marauder's Map Extension for Google Chrome, & It's Kind of Super Creepy

"Reach For the Stars-But Only If the Peacekeepers Instruct You To": Excerpts from Graduation Speeches by Literary Villains!

By Jessie GaynorJune 3, 2015
Graduation season is upon us, Sparklers! And sure, every school wants to score a great speaker to inspire its graduating class, but heroes and heroines are so overbooked this time of year. Why not consider a villain instead? Here’s a preview of the words of wisdom that som More  →
"Reach For the Stars-But Only If the Peacekeepers Instruct You To": Excerpts from Graduation Speeches by Literary Villains!

Ham Costumes Through the Ages

By reidfaylorJune 2, 2015
As part of our ongoing celebration of the 50th Anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird and the upcoming release of Go Set a Watchman, we asked artist extraordinaire Reid Faylor (and resident lunch meat expert) to illustrate Scout-inspired ham costumes throughout histo More  →
Ham Costumes Through the Ages

Merriam-Webster Adds New "Words" to the Dictionary, Brings an End to Civilization as We Know It

By Katherine MollyJune 2, 2015
Merriam-Webster has just announced they've added 1,700 new entries to the dictionary—and one of them is WTF. Seriously, Merriam-Webster? Do you realize that WTF is an abbreviation, not a word? What if we treated all our abbreviations like words and started using them in Scrabble... More  →
Merriam-Webster Adds New "Words" to the Dictionary, Brings an End to Civilization as We Know It

YA Novel Girl at the Bottom of the Sea Is a Must-Read for Anyone Who's Ever Wanted to Be a Mermaid

By Olivia DolphinJune 1, 2015
IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE! The sequel to Michelle Tea's Mermaid of Chelsea Creek is out TODAY, and we CANNOT STOP SQUEEING. Girl at the Bottom of the Sea is full of underwater adventures, DARK MAGIC, and fascinatingly fantastical characters who will either help or hinder... More  →
YA Novel <em>Girl at the Bottom of the Sea</em> Is a Must-Read for Anyone Who's Ever Wanted to Be a Mermaid
ATTENTION ALL HARDCORE HARPER LEE FANS: Here's a Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Scout Finch-Approved Nail Art!

ATTENTION ALL HARDCORE HARPER LEE FANS: Here's a Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Scout Finch-Approved Nail Art!

By Page SchumacherJune 1, 2015
With the release of Go Set A Watchman quickly approaching, and the fire of To Kill A Mockingbird reemerging with a vigor not seen since your freshman English class, you’re going to need a way to show your love for this classically rad novel.  So, why not rock some To K More  →

20 Ways You Definitely SHOULD NOT Start Your Novel

By Josh SorokachJune 1, 2015
Writing is hard. In fact, that last sentence alone took us 20 minutes to construct, mostly because we were questioning every choice we made. Is the word "hard" too simple? Should we have used arduous or onerous instead? Or are arduous and onerous ostentatious? Is... More  →
20 Ways You Definitely SHOULD NOT Start Your Novel