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It's Hard to Be a Fan When...

By ElodieSeptember 11, 2014
It's hard to be a fan when...well, always. Everyone knows it. We're different people from all walks of life, but at the end of the day we're just an indistinguishable blob of sobbing humans who get overly attached to fictional things, watch entire TV shows... More  →
It's Hard to Be a Fan When...

More Emojis Are Here, Rejoice :(#)

By Valerie BurnSeptember 11, 2014
The demand for more emojis has always been around. After all, where is the diversity in faces? Where is the Beyonce emoji? WHERE IS THE TACO EMOJI?  THE PEOPLE DEMAND A TACO EMOJI. There are always new apps coming out claiming to solve our problems. A... More  →
More Emojis Are Here, Rejoice :(#)

GET PRE-EXCITED: THE FINAL MOCKINGJAY PART 1 TEASER TRAILER IS HEREEEEE

By Janet ManleySeptember 11, 2014
Like a surprise hovercraft in a woodland setting, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 teaser trailer has sent us diving for cover while clutching our neck sweaters. IT IS MAJESTIC. The teaser gives us a glimpse of the Mockingjay herself, standing in her old... More  →
GET PRE-EXCITED: THE FINAL <I>MOCKINGJAY PART 1</I> TEASER TRAILER IS HEREEEEE

Famous Musicals Remade to Be About High School

By Andrew TavinSeptember 11, 2014
Hello and welcome to the exciting first act of this post! We were hanging out in between rehearsals of SparkLife: The Musical (the most successful musical that doesn't exist) and started wondering what would happen if popular musicals were remade to be about high school.... More  →
Famous Musicals Remade to Be About High School

Open Thread for September 11

By SparkLifeSeptember 11, 2014
Morning! Have a cuppa. Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for September 11

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Confess My Crush Via Poetry?

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 10, 2014
Dear Auntie, I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I'm a sophomore in college, and I don't quite have this whole dating thing figured out (at all). In fact, I've never been in a relationship, been on a date, etc., mainly because in... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Confess My Crush Via Poetry?

Shame Suit Up! Teen Wears Short Skirt, Gets Totally Reasonable Shame Suit Treatment

By Valerie BurnSeptember 10, 2014
Today in UGHH SERIOUSLY, THIS IS STILL A THING news, a Florida high school made a student wear a literal "shame suit" because of her dress code violation. Fifteen-year-old Miranda Larkin made the mistake of wearing a too-short skirt on her third day at a brand new school (because: of... More  →
Shame Suit Up! Teen Wears Short Skirt, Gets Totally Reasonable Shame Suit Treatment

7 Times Our Worst Book-to-Movie Adaptation Fears Came True

By Lanie NajjabSeptember 10, 2014
With the recent rash of book to movie adaptations, fangirls everywhere have been in quite a tizzy. Will the movies bring honor to their books of origin? THEY'D BETTER OR... More  →
7 Times Our Worst Book-to-Movie Adaptation Fears Came True

Royal Baby News Is The Best News

By Abbey ClarkeSeptember 10, 2014
Tip-top of the day to all you jolly what-whats! We come bearing news about the royal couple. They’re expecting a second little wee babe (er, sorry for slipping into Scottish there…), which means our dear Prince George of Cambridge will soon have a younger sibling. Our... More  →
Royal Baby News Is The Best News

It's the All-Groot Fan Hour

By KathSeptember 10, 2014
We're going to go out on a limb here and say that Groot is the best humanoid perennial since Treebeard—but honestly, Groot's even better. Treebeard is so Third Age, am I right? Whereas Groot knows how to set up a good joke, impress a kid,... More  →
It's the All-Groot Fan Hour