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Open Thread for July 7

By SparkLifeJuly 7, 2011
The extremely talented CJ says... This is my most recent work in my drawing endeavors. I plan on drawing this dragon's Rider soon. This type of Dragon has a hollow on its shoulders from hatching that, as it nears 6 months old, begins to take... More  →
Open Thread for July 7

Auntie SparkNotes: A Dad By Any Other Name

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 6, 2011
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, Hi there, how are you? Let me start off saying how much I adore your column. So, here is my problem. A few years ago my parents got divorced, but that's not the problem. And since then, my mom has found a boyfriend.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: A Dad By Any Other Name

How to Pack for College (and the Real World)

By Jon_SkindzierJuly 6, 2011
Whether you're moving away for good or just heading off to college, packing your whole life into a handful of boxes is a frustrating chore, in part because you will almost certainly fail at it. You'll get to wherever you're going and... More  →
How to Pack for College (and the Real World)

How to Make a Lazy Day Productive

By ContributorJuly 6, 2011
ecm8, we think this post could be titled "How to PRETEND to Make a Lazy Day Productive," thereby increasing its usefulness by 200%. –Sparkitors Summer is here and the heat is taking over. All the important things you learned this past school... More  →
How to Make a Lazy Day Productive

How to Not Feel Awkward In Your Bathing Suit

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 6, 2011
Self-conscious at the pool? Hey, you're not alone! The prospect of being seen publicly in a bathing suit can reduce even the bravest human to a quivering blob of terrified jelly. But before you throw in the towel and spend your summer inside, we've got some useful tips and t More  →
The Illustrated Guide to Conquering Bikiniphobia

Princess Nevermore: A Nostalgic (and Vaguely Hostile) Look Back

By ContributorJuly 6, 2011

Nicole-Lyn is back with another hilarious book review!—Sparkitors

I’ve written and read a few book reviews in my time, and now I want to do something that will get readers to say that I'm “startlingly original...breathtakingly funny...the thesaurus is... More  →
Princess Nevermore: A Nostalgic (and Vaguely Hostile) Look Back

How to Succeed at Shakespeare Without Really Trying

By ContributorJuly 6, 2011
strangeNilikeit is blogging Shakespeare camp, n-we-like-it. —Sparkitors This past week at Shakespeare Camp has been crazy. As our assistant director Rainbow says, “Things just got real, son.” The Bus Song Contest was as entertaining as ever. My bus, the Upper Maryland Narwhals... More  →
How to Succeed at Shakespeare Without Really Trying

Corporal Punishment: It Actually Sounds Like a Great Idea! (OR NOT.)

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 6, 2011
GET THIS: At St. Augustine, a New Orleans high school, students are protesting—not because they want to put an end to paddling (the disciplinary practice of beating a student on the backside with a wooden paddle) but because they want to bring paddling... More  →
Corporal Punishment: It Actually Sounds Like a Great Idea! (OR NOT.)

July Horoscopes

By Dan_BergsteinJuly 6, 2011
Why are you wearing pants? There is no reason to wear pants in July unless you’re 80, and then you should always wear pants because no one wants to see your granny gams. Will this be a month of relaxation and rest, or a month... More  →
July Horoscopes

Here, There Be Dragons

By ContributorJuly 6, 2011
Did Lonks think this book was a winner or a dud? Read on to find out!—Sparkitors Book #42: Here, There Be Dragons Author: James A. Owen Reason for Reading: Sparkler lissalovesmusic suggested this on my review of Nine Days... More  →
Here, There Be Dragons