People who are dating Ravenclaws have to put up with a lot. I know this because I myself am a Ravenclaw, and a handful. Are you dating a Ravenclaw? You might be and you don’t even know it, except that’s a lie—if you were dating... More →
Shakespeare is the original scoundrel. Sure, standards were different back then, blah, blah, blah— but there are a few moments in his plays that, even back then, must have had audiences dropping their popcorn and WTF-ing to their dates.
I'm still looking for a century in which I would be considered dateable, and I'm delighted to say I think I may have found my era. In the 17th century, people were all about frizzy ringlets, center parts, and trying not to die in the Thirty... More →
Dear Auntie,I'm a huge nerd. I've seen Pride & Prejudice (2005) about 6 times, I never miss out on the weekly "Batman and Superman" comics every Wednesday, and I've written fan fiction about various John Green books. Suffice to say, my "intellect" (I never thought... More →
Sometimes, filmmakers leave stuff out of the movie because there simply isn’t enough time to include everything that happened in the book.
But other times, filmmakers leave stuff out of the movie because the stuff they’re leaving out is WAY TOO DISTURBING TO FOIST U More →
There are some fictional characters who are just universally hated. Umbridge. Bob Ewell. Cholly Breedlove. There are also fictional characters who are universally adored, like Hagrid, Samwise Gamgee, and Atticus Finch if you, like me, prefer to forget that Go Set a Watchman More →
I’m not sure if you know this, but the Harry Potter books are really quite good. They’re stunning, imaginative works of fiction, each line of life-changing prose simply better than the last. One minute, they inspire; the next, they move you to tears. 95% of the human po More →