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Open Thread for September 21

By SparkLifeSeptember 21, 2011
unicornsarereal sent us this mangy beast. We can barely look at it without picturing blood dripping from it's mouth—the only remaining evidence of a fresh and brutal kill. Just kidding! It's the cutest! ... More  →
Open Thread for September 21

Auntie SparkNotes: An Ill Wind

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 20, 2011
Dear Auntie, This is probably the most embarrassing email I have ever written, and I was in two minds about sending it, but here goes.... I was recently diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome after months and months of severe abdominal cramps, violent diarrhea and, uh, there's... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: An Ill Wind

6 Things They Don't Tell You About Hunting

By Kathryn_WilliamsSeptember 20, 2011
As a kid, I didn't eat red meat for eight years, starting when my vegetarian brother mooed at me through an entire meal of veal at a very expensive restaurant my parents had taken us to while on vacation. (It was the 80's;... More  →
6 Things They Don't Tell You About Hunting

Hotel 626 (A Game to Scare Your Socks Off)

By Jennifer GrudzieckiSeptember 20, 2011
Do you hear that sound? That's the sound of my boots quivering, because today's pick is SCARY (and I'm still afraid of the dark). Theoretically, today's pick is an advertisement for Doritos. But really it's not. It's the freakiest interactive game ever—you wake up... More  →
Hotel 626 (A Game to Scare Your Socks Off)

Your Favorite Songs from Television

By Jennifer GrudzieckiSeptember 20, 2011
I always hear the best songs on TV...sadly, I never have the time (or memory) to look them up. Thankfully,  nerd_alert has done it for me! This playlist is made entirely of songs you wouldn't know if you hadn't seen them on TV—and... More  →
Your Favorite Songs from Television

Upcoming Events at SparkLife Academy!

By ContributorSeptember 20, 2011
Theatregeek_bookworm<3 presents this week's agenda—feel free to add in pillow fights and ice cream sundae banquets whenever you see fit!—Sparkitors Good afternoon, fellow Sparkler students, and welcome to another bright, beautiful day here at SparkLife Academy! Here are some... More  →
Upcoming Events at SparkLife Academy!

Metalhead Reviews Mystery Science Theater 3000

By ContributorSeptember 20, 2011
There is nothing that Metalhead865 is not an expert on. It makes us feel hopelessly inadequate.—Sparkitors Music? Check. Video games? Check. Crushes? Check. What's left? TV. Yes, even I, the great Metalhead865, watch TV. But I'm... More  →
Metalhead Reviews Mystery Science Theater 3000

A Sparkler's Hamlet Parody, Starring Barbies

By Jennifer GrudzieckiSeptember 20, 2011
Welcome back to the SparkLife Academy Talent Show! In this segment, winchesterlove5455 has remade Hamlet—with Barbie dolls! Not only is her version funny and a wee bit easier to understand than Shakespeare's original version, we're also pretty sure that... More  →
A Sparkler's Hamlet Parody, Starring Barbies

How to Write the Next Outrageously Popular Tween Book Series

By ContributorSeptember 20, 2011
alexsarcastic221 knows where the real money is at: LITERATURE. (If only that were true.)—Sparkitors A few days ago I saw this hilarious post about becoming the next tween phenomenon, and I happened to notice that oceaneyesx3 left out one... More  →
How to Write the Next Outrageously Popular Tween Book Series

Cooking 101

By Rachel KorowitzSeptember 20, 2011
The backstory: my mom's an incredible, my-mouth-is-alive-with-the-newfound-knowledge-of-the-amazingness-of-food kind of cook. Her mom was, too. Me? As a kid, I really liked the idea of cooking, but when you're surrounded by strong, loud women who can make dryer lint taste like Five Guys, joining in... More  →
Cooking 101