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Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 1 (The One Where This Island Full of Children is Basically My Nightmare Realm)

By ElodieMay 13, 2016
You might remember me as the person who blogged The Great Gatsby and hated every minute that Tom Buchanan SPENT sapping my lifeblood with his dumbness. Now that the people have spoken, I’m back with Lord of the Flies. But if... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 1 (The One Where This Island Full of Children is Basically My Nightmare Realm)

Friday the 13th HORROR-SCOPES

By Vitoria BasMay 13, 2016
If you've ever wondered how you'd die in a horror movie (are you a pre-title credits casualty or will you fall victim to a nefarious garage door around the midway point?), look no further than these very special Friday the 13th horoscopes!  Capricorn, I've got my eye on yo More  →
Friday the 13th HORROR-SCOPES

Are Your Problems More YA or Classic Lit?

By ElodieMay 13, 2016
Like most people, I tend to solve my problems by ignoring them and just hoping they go away. Right now, for instance, my refrigerator is making that noise again, and instead of doing something about it I’m writing this quiz. Join me in the nightmare... More  →
Are Your Problems More YA or Classic Lit?

BREAKING: These Are the New American Wizarding Houses and You Can't Tell Me Otherwise

By ElodieMay 13, 2016
If you’re anything like me, then I’m sorry about that for a variety of reasons. But I’m not sorry if you heard about the apparent leaked wizarding houses of the American school Ilvermorny and your first thought was, "Oh, jeez," because that was... More  →
BREAKING: These Are the New American Wizarding Houses and You Can't Tell Me Otherwise

Open Thread for May 13!

By SparkLifeMay 13, 2016
Send your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pictures on the OT... More  →
Open Thread for May 13!

A Goth Prom Makeover That Kylo Would Approve Of

By Allison EmmMay 12, 2016
Society* is obsessed with fairytale makeovers that end in a sparklesplosion of prom confetti, but I was feeling a bit more grungy this prom season. Rather than be the fiftieth person wearing cotton candy hair and tangerine lippie, I thought I'd try a striking goth look that More  →
A Goth Prom Makeover That Kylo Would Approve Of

The Hogwarts Class of '78 Yearbook Photos

By Vitoria BasMay 12, 2016
Has there ever been a graduating class as skilled in the art of Harry Potter Protection than the Hogwarts Class of 1978? We submit that there has not! And so, for your viewing-while-sobbing pleasure, we present yearbook photos from a simpler time. A time when Wormtail's only More  →
The Hogwarts Class of '78 Yearbook Photos

A Party Game That Delivers an Electric Shock Is as Bad an Idea as It Sounds

By Josh PeriloMay 12, 2016
If you thought Russian roulette with a balloon gun was a traumatizing party game gone wrong, you ain't seen nothin' yet! This week, Josh and Reid partake in a similarly themed product where the last person to buzz in gets ELECTRICALLY SHOCKED. They... More  →
A Party Game That Delivers an Electric Shock Is as Bad an Idea as It Sounds

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: January 8, 1955

By Nicole DiekerMay 12, 2016
Dear Diary, I thought I would hate going back to London after the holidays but I found myself missing it more than I anticipated. I loved seeing my family again, but it felt a bit like a favourite jumper gone small in the wash; still beloved even... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: January 8, 1955

Ask Jono: Am I Overthinking This Long-Distance Relationship?

By Jon_SkindzierMay 12, 2016
You can read all of Jono's advice right here! Once upon a time, there was a girl who met a boy online.  Six months later, they were still good friends.  She considered him one of her best friends and also realized that she could maybe kind... More  →
Ask Jono: Am I Overthinking This Long-Distance Relationship?