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The Most Annoying "Mary Sues" in Fiction

By Melissa AlbertMay 29, 2012
Most often found lurking in fan fiction, Mary Sue inspires rage in all who read her. Afflicted with such traits as unflinching goodness, inexplicable sex appeal, and comically overwritten good looks, Mary Sue is often the character the author wishes... More  →
The Most Annoying "Mary Sues" in Fiction

What Your Profile Picture Says About You

By Jon_SkindzierMay 28, 2012
Your profile image is some variation of the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster, which was designed in 1939 because flustered Englishmen were dropping their monocles and eating crumpets with their hands instead of with a crumpet fork. But Nazis were no excuse for churlishness, a More  →
What Your Profile Picture Says About You

There May Not Be Unicorns, But At Least There's the FRIWARDS!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiMay 25, 2012
CONGRATULATIONS, BUTTS: IT'S FRIDAY! And sure, it's miserable and rainy outside, but our hearts are bright and sunny on the inside! Why, you ask? Because it's a looooooonnng... More  →
There May Not Be Unicorns, But At Least There's the FRIWARDS!

Blogging Disney: 12 Questions About Alice in Wonderland

By Scott GreenstoneMay 25, 2012
One of the hard things about writing this series is that I never know how Sparklers feel about each movie. Do they like this movie or do they hate it? Will they judge me if I say I wish Bambi's Dad was my dad? And... More  →
Blogging Disney: 12 Questions About Alice in Wonderland

TURTLE FACTS: The Glorious Return!

By reidfaylorMay 25, 2012
My dear Reiders, it has finally arrived: the glorious return of Turtle Facts! For a long while, I shared the terrible burden of my turtle-centric knowledge with you, gave you a glimpse into the turtle-unknown, and shared life’s many subtle yet beautiful turtle-secrets.... More  →
TURTLE FACTS: The Glorious Return!

Ask Jono: How To Approach Guys

By Jon_SkindzierMay 25, 2012
Hi Jono! So I read some of your advice, and it's actually good! (Most of my guy friends aren't very good at it.) So I thought I would ask this question that's been bothering me for SO long: So i'm a sophomore in... More  →
Ask Jono: How To Approach Guys

Imagine Dragons: A Band Name, and an Anagram

By Brandon SpecktorMay 25, 2012
Wayne "Wing" Sermon literally earned a degree in rocking out. Before becoming a guitarist for the indie pop hotbutton quad Imagine Dragons, Wayne studied all forms of stringed shredding at the Berklee College of Music, where his path first met that of future... More  →
Imagine Dragons: A Band Name, and an Anagram

Fiction Writing Challenge: Denver UFO

By Allison EmmMay 24, 2012
Greetings Masterminds! There are billions of quality stories out there, just waiting to be written. There are news clips that scream Biopunk, neo-folktales that need twist endings, and social systems that beg for satire. Would you let these stories go untold? I give you your first... More  →
Fiction Writing Challenge: Denver UFO

What You'll Miss When You Move Out

By SissyMay 24, 2012
It's exciting to turn 18 and move out of your parents' house and into a dorm or an apartment. But just because it's exciting doesn’t mean it's easy. After you unpack your bags at school, you realize there are actually things you'll miss about home—even... More  →
What You'll Miss When You Move Out

The Scorpio Races

By ContributorMay 24, 2012
Let’s blog a must-read agaaaaaiiiinnnn! Book: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater Synopsis: On Thisby Island, the annual Scorpio Races, in which men race deadly water horses (like regular horses but bigger and carnivorous) along the beach for fame, glory, and money, are everything. They... More  →
The Scorpio Races