Dear Auntie SparkNotes,I'm a 16-year-old cishet guy in my junior year considering for the first time in my life actually asking someone out to Homecoming. I've never had a real girlfriend in my life, but I've gotten on a... very close level to some before.... More →
Welcome back to Anatomy of a Fangirl!Today's anatomy was made possible by the ever-talented Elliana Esquivel, who, btw, just released a brill little zine! ✨
This one goes out to the fangirls who...
Know which Darcy is the best Darcy
Are earnest matchmakers
Loved, lost, and loved... More →
There's no shortage of fairy tale heroes—but only a few of those heroes are brave enough to, say, eat a life-size house (lookin' at you, Hansel and Gretel!), or fall in love with a monstrous beast (shoutout, Belle!).
The heart of a fairy tale hero probs... More →
Whether or not you're feeling like 2016 went down as a garbage fire of malcontent, it was a banner year for fiction, especially if you:
are not averse to hexing people,
wanted a love story to restore your faith in the universe,
were after smart, funny fiction to help explain this... More →
Remember that time we talked about awkward moments in fiction, and it was pretty much awful? Well, we’ve all collectively done about 17,000 awkward things since then, so it seems like the time is ripe to remind ourselves that fictional characters have it so much worse tha More →
Dear Auntie,This is a topic that has been leaving me so winded and depressed lately. I didn’t want to email you at first because I knew I would just spread my depressiveness to you and everyone reading this, and I would just start a fight... More →
I’m just going to say it: Neil Patrick Harris is the Count Olaf we've all been waiting for. Jim Carrey, while iconic, was too goofy for me to take seriously. I never really believed him. If you’re going to be Count Olaf, here is a... More →