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Unsung YouTube Stars

By ContributorMay 6, 2011
Maddy65 gives cred to the lesser-known heroes of the interwebz!—Sparkitors There are so many talented people out there that fail to get as much recognition as they deserve, right? I mean, c’mon, the traditional banana rainbow scarves jumping dance... More  →
Unsung YouTube Stars

Ask Jono: Figuring Out Mixed Signal Guy

By Jon_SkindzierMay 6, 2011
(Subject line: You are brave young dragon. But mine is the stronger gung-fu) Dear Jono, I hope you enjoyed the subject line. It is probably the most entertaining thing about this email. Anywho, I have a question! There's this guy (I bet >99% of emails you receive... More  →
Ask Jono: Figuring Out Mixed Signal Guy

You Know You're a Military Kid When...

By ContributorMay 6, 2011
hermionerules5 is here to tell us what it's like to move around every couple of years ...and it doesn't sound that bad! —Sparkitors While reading past "You Know You're a...When" posts, I noticed there was no article about life as... More  →
You Know You're a Military Kid When...

You Know You're From San Jose When...

By ContributorMay 6, 2011
Erica:), we suspect you work for the San Jose board of tourism. And we think you deserve a promotion! –Sparkitors Though not everyone knows it, this city is in one of the largest centers of technology in the world—Silicon Valley! This means that my... More  →
You Know You're From San Jose When...

In Defense of Fan Fiction

By ContributorMay 6, 2011
It's no secret that Dan Bergstein ain't an aficionado of fan fiction, but Duckster's_Rave has a few arguments that might change his mind!—Sparkitors A few weeks ago, if anyone told me that I’d be more than a little angry at the... More  →
In Defense of Fan Fiction

Open Thread for May 6

By Jennifer GrudzieckiMay 6, 2011
This amazing piece of artwork is displayed on a pumpkin. Yep, you read that right. A pumpkin. We'll let pikori explain: This is totally out of season, but the the only artistic talent I possess is carving pumpkins. This past Halloween I carved Link... More  →
Open Thread for May 6

Blogging Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Part 5

By Dan_BergsteinMay 5, 2011
Chapter Thirteen: Nicolas Flamel Better Title: Americans Are Real Good At Smarts Harry remembers why the name Nicolas Flamel is vaguely familiar—he read it on the back of Dumbledore's wizard card. The mysterious man is briefly mentioned as being Dumbledore's alchemy partner, and from there, the Potter... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Part 5

Flirting Online, with Mixed Results

By ContributorMay 5, 2011
Lunar Circus drew this picture, people. He is truly a renaissance unicorn! —Sparkitors Sparklers, something fantastical has happened. Something both marvelous and terrible. Every year, on the anniversary of LaserBeam’s first hoofing (kind of like a bar mitzvah for unicorns), the two... More  →
Flirting Online, with Mixed Results

BAM: The Word That Became A Phenomenon That Became Really, Really Annoying

By Chelsea DaggerMay 5, 2011
Don't even try to deny it: you're addicted to the BAM. You're jonesin' for the BAM in your veins.The BAM is your 24-hour non-drowsy Benadryl (that's the hardest drug we're allowed to mention on this site). The BAM is your king. The BAM is your... More  →
BAM: The Word That Became A Phenomenon That Became Really, Really Annoying

Six Before Marriage

By Emily WinterMay 5, 2011
DEAR ALBERT IS BACK! —Sparkitors “This one’s definitely from Becky Simpkins,” Braden says. “Really?” I snatch the letter out of his hand. It's hard to believe Becky Simpkins could possibly admit to needing help with anything—she’s a mouthy junior who struts down the hall like it’s her... More  →
Six Before Marriage