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Open Thread for August 15

By SparkLifeAugust 15, 2011
ElizabethJane15 sent this awesome drawing and posed the question: Come on, who doesn't love Neville? We can think of only one answer: Voldemort. OBVIOUSLY. But yeah, the rest of us think Longbottom is smokin' hot.... More  →
Open Thread for August 15

How to Deliver Insults and Compliments with Distinction

By ContributorAugust 12, 2011
Warning: even jtjuvenile's compliments are liable to earn you a broken clavicle. Proceed with caution! –Sparkitors If there’s one thing I’ve learned from The Big Bang Theory, it’s how to crush and elevate egos with sophistication and class.... More  →
How to Deliver Insults and Compliments with Distinction

The Perks and Perils of Being Pale

By ContributorAugust 12, 2011
MyNicknameIsMyUsername comes out of the white-as-a-sheet closet, and never looks back. –Sparkitors I am pale. Deathly, glow-in-the-dark, transparent pale. And I love it! Of course, I didn’t always embrace my fair skin. When I was younger I LOATHED it, and every time summer came... More  →
The Perks and Perils of Being Pale

How to Survive a Week in the Wilderness

By ContributorAugust 12, 2011
Flyergirl13 is about to save your city-dwelling BUTT. For more of her hilarity, check out her blog!—Sparkitors Now, don't get me wrong; I love the wilderness. It's absolutely awesome. But I just took a trip to Alaska for a few weeks... More  →
How to Survive a Week in the Wilderness

A Day To Remember=A Band You'll Wish You Could Forget

By ContributorAugust 12, 2011
Reigning music critic Metalhead865 knows bad music when he hears it—which is unfortunate for ADTR, because they suck.—Sparkitors The hilariously critical reicherroo has amazed and dazzled us all with her posts on crabcore and... More  →
A Day To Remember=A Band You'll Wish You Could Forget

Ask Jono: Being a Tomboy Who Is Also a Girl

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 11, 2011
Dear Jono, May I have your autograph? No, seriously, you never fail to make my day with your columns! Oh yeah, and I have a question that I hope you wouldn't mind answering. See, I'm a tomboy and everyone in town knows... More  →
Ask Jono: Being a Tomboy Who Is Also a Girl

Viva La Script: Why Dan Bergstein Is Wrong About Cursive

By ContributorAugust 11, 2011
macandcheese53 does the unthinkable and goes up against Bergstein in defense of old-lady writing. The apocalypse is imminent. I’m challenging Dan Bergstein. There, I said it. I’m putting my membership in House Bergstein on the line (please forgive me,... More  →
Viva La Script: Why Dan Bergstein Is Wrong About Cursive

The Ten Best Desk Toys

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 11, 2011
It’s Back to School time! (And for some, it’s Already In School time.) You’re going to fill up on all sorts of great new school supplies such as pens, protractors, and paper. But don’t forget the ooze tube! You will need an ooze... More  →
The Ten Best Desk Toys

The Alphabetical Guide to Surviving High School

By ContributorAugust 11, 2011
LadyM offers some wise (and kind of terrifying) advice to incoming freshmen.—Sparkitors With 8th graders preparing for graduation, they’re bound to be thinking about their glamorized start in high school. They expect to enter the storybook world of teen queens and fabulous parties.... More  →
The Alphabetical Guide to Surviving High School

BrokeNCYDE: Avoid This Band at All Costs

By ContributorAugust 11, 2011
reicherroo is like a cursed superhero: she carries the burden of listening to the worst music in existence, in order to save unsuspecting Sparklers from ever having to hear it. THANK YOU, REICHERROO.—Sparkitors I do a lot for you... More  →
BrokeNCYDE: Avoid This Band at All Costs