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Quiz: Which Shakespearean Character Should You Date?

By Emma W.November 3, 2015
We love Shakespeare: his plots are crazier than the weirdest episodes of Lost; he makes us laugh, he makes us cry; he's the reason we get to act sometimes in English class; he teaches us that we can understand stuff written exclusively with 50-cent words; his plays make IN More  →
Quiz: Which Shakespearian Character Should You Date?
JLaw Promises Us She Will Always Be Katniss, the Hutch-Hemsworth-Lawrence Love Sandwich Will Live On, at <i>Mockingjay</i> Press Conference

JLaw Promises Us She Will Always Be Katniss, the Hutch-Hemsworth-Lawrence Love Sandwich Will Live On, at Mockingjay Press Conference

By Jessica OgilvieNovember 3, 2015
This weekend was notable for two reasons: 1) It was Halloween, and 2) the press conference for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 took place. This meant that after I saw the film (aghzghghhh!!!) people didn't know if the savage state of my eye makeup was Halloween-related ( More  →

Questionable Advice From the Love Life Sorting Hat

By Brandon SpecktorNovember 3, 2015
If you think the Sorting Hat is fallible, just wait until you meet his commoner relative, whose chosen path in life involves giving questionable—but occasionally spot on—love advice.Click on to have your love fortune read by a slouchy old hat that never even got its N.E. More  →
Questionable Advice From the Love Life Sorting Hat

We've Got the Cure to Your NaNoWriMo Writer's Block!

By Maddy AaronNovember 2, 2015
NaNoWrimo Month is upon us! It's the month where mere mortals attempt to write a WHOLE NOVEL IN ONE MONTH. It's insanity we tell you! But, quite good fun. Stressful, tear your hair out, blood, sweat and more sweat kind of fun. And we're ALREADY BEHIND. Today is Day 2 of NaN More  →
We've Got the Cure to Your NaNoWriMo Writer's Block!
If The Dead Could Tweet: Famous Authors Weigh In On Canonical Debates

If The Dead Could Tweet: Famous Authors Weigh In On Canonical Debates

By Nicole DiekerNovember 2, 2015
It is a rare week when wizard-on-high JK Rowling doesn't descend from her cloud to correct ill-conceived fan rumors and offer new, tantalizing tidbits about your favorite Harry Potter characters via Twitter, but that wasn't always the case!In the past, authors died long bef More  →

Would You Rather... (Get Ready to Be Spooked)

By ElodieOctober 30, 2015
Sometimes you just want to be able to Apparate. Sometimes you feel like you could use a lifetime supply of Felix Felicis. And sometimes you want to avoid making that decision entirely, but some malevolent Voldemort of a person is forcing you to choose between the two lest More  →
Would You Rather... (Get Ready to Be Spooked)

How to Do a Hunger Games Capitol Up-Do!

By Allison EmmOctober 30, 2015
It's simply not enough to have extravagant Capitol makeup this Halloween. YOU MUST HAVE THE HAIR. I had a lot of fun with this 'do when I did the makeup tutorial, so I thought I'd show you how I did it. My hair is now blue. Yay for indecisiveness cleverly disguised as variet More  →
How to Do a Hunger Games Capitol Up-Do!
These Harry Potter Character Illos Are SO GOOD WE CAN'T STAND IT

These Harry Potter Character Illos Are SO GOOD WE CAN'T STAND IT

By Lila SelleOctober 30, 2015
As soon as we saw her amazing, YA-and-Harry-Potter-inspired character illustrations, we knew we had to have Lila Selle on SparkLife. After all, Sparklers, we live to make you happy, and these illos are going to make you VERY HAPPY INDEED (you are seriously about to get hit w More  →

Romanticizing Your Quirks (AKA Life Problems) Using Everyone’s Favorite Literary Goddesses

By Maddy AaronOctober 29, 2015
We’re almost positive someone once said that interesting people aren’t perfect, or some variation of that—we have a problem with follow through and don’t feel like looking it up (see what we did there?). The jist of it is that everyone has personality traits that may More  →
Romanticizing Your Quirks (AKA Life Problems) Using Everyone's Favorite Literary Goddesses
Hurry and Try Out This Gorgeous Capitol Cosplay Before Katniss Brings On the Revolution

Hurry and Try Out This Gorgeous Capitol Cosplay Before Katniss Brings On the Revolution

By Allison EmmOctober 29, 2015
This November, we will turn our weapons to the Capitol as we await a resolution to our lives this far in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (it's basically the biggest thing to happen to any of us). In lieu of Katniss and her posse bringing the revolution to town, now is th More  →