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Open Thread for August 4

By SparkLifeAugust 4, 2011
P!nkaLicious, you have no idea how happy your bowling pin cupcakes have made me. I was just told this week that I'll soon have to give a funny speech about SparkLife to a ton of strangers—in a bowling alley! I am terrified. I've... More  →
Open Thread for August 4

Twilight: Ignoring the Menstrual Cycle

By ContributorAugust 3, 2011
This open letter to Stephenie Meyer—by Mollyisa*—is short, sweet, and to the point. Period. —Sparkitors Dear Mrs. Meyer: While your stories are riveting in many ways (at least to young girls and goldfish, who find most things riveting since their memory lasts approximately 3 seconds),... More  →
Twilight: Ignoring the Menstrual Cycle

Franchise Reboots Hollywood Is Bound to Make

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 3, 2011
Movie reboots are nothing new. They're often made when a beloved character becomes a campy embarrassment (the 1966 Batman involved Batman fighting an exploding shark with shark repellent), or when a series grows stale and dated (all James Bond used to do was joke... More  →
Franchise Reboots Hollywood Is Bound to Make

Auntie SparkNotes: An Uneventful Life

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 3, 2011
Auntie, I have this overwhelming anxiety that I'm living my life entirely incorrectly. I am an all honors/AP student, and my grades are stellar. I am involved in multiple extracurricular activities and excel in all things academic. I'm into reading, and I love deep philosophical discussions.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: An Uneventful Life

Are You Sleep-Deprived? Are You Sleeping Right Now? IS THIS ALL A DREAM?!

By ContributorAugust 3, 2011
Anne_The_Bam can't get enough SparkLife, which means she can't get enough sleep. We blame ourselves—but we also give ourselves HIGH FIVES for being AWESOME.—Sparkitors Hi, my name is Anne_The_Bam, and I have a problem: I have an addiction to Spark Life. I know... More  →
Are You Sleep-Deprived? Are You Sleeping Right Now? IS THIS ALL A DREAM?!

Life in Britain (It's A Lot of Waffle, Really).

By ContributorAugust 3, 2011
GiGiGrace knows we're suckers for flattery and British slang.—Sparkitors Recently I discovered an online treasure trove of hilarious, ironic and (believe-it-or-not) helpful articles. I think you all know what website I am talking about. It’s the amazingly... More  →
Life in Britain (It's A Lot of Waffle, Really).

Summer Romance and Disability Camp

By ContributorAugust 3, 2011
thatshowiroll21 is a Sparkler with Cerebral Palsy who's also preparing for her first year of college. —Sparkitors Last you heard from me, I was just about to graduate. Well, that's one thing checked off my list: Diplomas: 1 Kisses: 0 Parties: 0 College experience: ZILCH. Just keeping tabs! Just so... More  →
Summer Romance and Disability Camp

Cry Me A River and I'll Totally Freak Out: How Are Guys Supposed To Deal With Tears?

By ContributorAugust 3, 2011
TanTan needs an answer from you, Sparklers—just be careful not to start sobbing while you give it, because he will have NO IDEA what to do.—Sparkitors I have a question for all you ladies out there, and I’m sure many other guys would... More  →
Cry Me A River and I'll Totally Freak Out: How Are Guys Supposed To Deal With Tears?

How to Deal When Your Sinuses Hate Your Pet

By ContributorAugust 3, 2011
Though death by puppies is the best possible way to go, Taylor's here to tell us that it doesn't have to be that way. –Sparkitors A couple of years ago I received two rats, Phineas and Ferb, as a present to help me get... More  →
How to Deal When Your Sinuses Hate Your Pet

Who's Your Literary Girlfriend?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 3, 2011
Are you cranky, selfish, and hiding a bevy of unpleasant secrets? Jane Eyre is the lady for you! Endlessly forgiving and utterly imperturbable, she'll stick by you no matter how hideous your past offenses. In fact, don't try to whitewash your nasty bits at all; the better to More  →
Who's Your Literary Girlfriend?