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Obsessed with Obsessions

By ContributorMay 28, 2010
We're honored to have made siinger227's list of obsessions! —Sparknotes editors We all have quirky obsessions that are downright strange to others, but perfectly normal—if not vital—to us. I pride myself on the endless number of obsessions I've  collected over my... More  →
Obsessed with Obsessions

What It's Like to Live In...State College, Pennsylvania

By ContributorMay 28, 2010
We're terrified of leaving NYC, so it's nice to hear that former New Yorker RavenTalon has found happiness even in a place that doesn't have 24-hour delis and cute rats. —Sparkitors I am a teen who lives in Happy Valley, home of the Nittany... More  →
What It's Like to Live In...State College, Pennsylvania

Cultivate Your Own Superpowers

By Lucy HutchinsonMay 28, 2010
Superheroes have all the luck. What would've been a really inconvenient chemical spill or spider bite for most people seems to bring superheroes nothing but super-fun. They get the cool nickname, the skin-tight outfit, and best of all, the superpowers! It's just not fair; when normal... More  →
Cultivate Your Own Superpowers

Open Thread for May 28

By Emily WinterMay 28, 2010
This is Luna. Luna is adorable. She belongs to embracethecheese. Mmmm, cheese. Send your pics to contribute@sparknotes.com for publication on our open thread!... More  →
Open Thread for May 28

Auntie SparkNotes: Whispering Secretfriends

By kat_rosenfieldMay 28, 2010
Pssss pss psss secrets whisper ppsssss. —Shhhhparkitors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I have a problem with my friends. In a group of six I'm the only guy, and the problem is is that I feel excluded. In P.E., Friend A, Friend B, me, and occasionally others all have... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Whispering Secretfriends

20 Things We Don't Understand About Mario

By Dan_BergsteinMay 27, 2010
Craving your Thursday Dan fix? You're in luck! He sent us this post this morning, before disappearing into the wild world of Memorial Day travel. Enjoy! —Sparkitors Last Sunday, the latest (greatest?) Mario adventure was released for the Nintendo Wii. Super Mario Galaxy 2... More  →
20 Things We Don't Understand About Mario

A N00b's Disney Adventure: Cinderella

By ContributorMay 27, 2010
flunkybed is our resident, hilarious Disney critic. Loyal Disney fans, be warned: her reviews don't always have happy endings. —Sparknotes editors Hmm, I hope the readers of this post are a nice, tolerant, peaceful bunch of hobbits, because in my Little Mermaid post,... More  →
A N00b's Disney Adventure: Cinderella

A Day at a Palestinian Picnic

By ContributorMay 27, 2010
Runxbabyxrun, we think you should give your neighbor's mom those belly dancing lessons. Seriously! It's the perfect excuse for getting close to...a...special...someone...perhaps? —Sparkitors "Immigrant Picnic" by Gregory Djanikian is possibly my favorite poem. It's humorous to me because it reminds... More  →
A Day at a Palestinian Picnic

Synchrogirl117's Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By ContributorMay 27, 2010
We love The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society! Good pick, synchrogirl117! —Sparkitors I have a confession to make. Technically I'm re-reading this book. The first time I read it was for my mom's book club. I usually stay away from her book clubs,... More  →
Synchrogirl117's Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

A Day In the Life of a Private Chinese School Girl

By ContributorMay 27, 2010
This Sparkler's day is probably the toughest one we've read about. Thankfully, jtjuvenile convinced her parents to let her transfer. —Sparkitors After witnessing my very poor grasp of Chinese, my parents enrolled me in a Chinese Private school, terminating my three-month stint in an... More  →
A Day In the Life of a Private Chinese School Girl