School is starting and inspiring in us all an emotion generally known as "ugh." Shakespeare knows what that's about. Dude may be dead and buried, but the ensepulchered bard went to grammar school in his time, and odds are he hated every minute of it. How do I... More →
There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 million Pokémon, which I think we can all agree is too many Pokémon. Okay look, I don’t know how many there are exactly, but I’m told the number spans multiple infinities, including but not limited to:
The thunder mou More →
Auntie,So I have a girlfriend that I've been dating for the better part of four years now, and she's absolutely amazing. Smart, sweet, fun to be around, sterling personality, and really cute on top of all that. We get along really well, and I love... More →
If you're headed to college, you've probably been hearing a lot about the importance of consent—and especially about how uncomplicated it is. Simply put, consent means that in any sexual scenario, both participants (or all three or four or seventeen of you) should... More →
Hey Auntie SparkNotes,This is something that has been bugging me for a while, and no matter how much time I spend mulling it over, I can't seem to come up with a satisfactory answer. Advice please? I am friends with a classmate on Facebook, who... More →
And before you say anything, yes, the Twilight baseball scene is on here. Look, cinema is a fluid and complex medium and it takes years to hone the craft. And I think if there’s one thing we can all agree on in this ruined world, it’s that... More →
Dear Auntie,So, to preface this question, some background: my dad passed away when I was three, so I come from a single-parent household. My mother, who I love, has dated a few people over the course of my life (I am 18). When I was starting... More →
Summer's coming to a swift and grievous end, which isn't a surprise but still makes me feel like I’m confronting some harsh truths. Where did summer go? Is this just how time works? Has it always worked like this? Was anyone going to tell me?
It's in... More →
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So it goes without saying that when we were first presented... More →
Dear Auntie,I’m 22, still live with my family, and hate going to church. I’m not an atheist or an agnostic, but my spiritual views do not conform to the intolerance spewed by the priest every weekend. I am also bisexual, a fact known to everyone... More →