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17 Ways to Tell You're Dating a Ravenclaw

By ElodieAugust 2, 2018
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  →
17 Ways to Tell You're Dating a Ravenclaw

6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

By Taylor NolesAugust 2, 2018
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. More  →
6 Hilariously Problematic Moments in Shakespeare's Plays

QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 17th Century?

By ElodieAugust 2, 2018
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  →
QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 17th Century?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Toxic Friends Always Judge Me

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 1, 2018
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  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Toxic Friends Always Judge Me

6 Scenes from the Book That Were WAY Too Disturbing for the Movie Adaptation

By ElodieAugust 1, 2018
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  →
6 Scenes from the Book That Were WAY Too Disturbing for the Movie Adaptation

7 Beloved Fictional Characters Who Are Secretly Terrible People

By ElodieAugust 1, 2018
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  →
7 Beloved Fictional Characters Who Are Secretly Terrible People

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

By SparkLifeJuly 31, 2018
38 years ago today, Prongs the Younger, AKA the Prince of Chaos, AKA the Unkillable Kid from Godric's Hollow, Harry James Potter was born. That’s 38* WHOLE YEARS of magical hijinks, unrepentant sass, truly relatable awkwardness, and More  →
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

The 15 Most Iconic Lines in All of Harry Potter

By ElodieJuly 31, 2018
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  →
The 15 Most Iconic Lines in All of <i>Harry Potter</i>