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What to Do When You Meet Your Online GF or BF IRL

By Rachel KorowitzNovember 15, 2011

After weeks of online bantering and flirting and flantering and birting, the dreaded/hoped-for words arrive:

"So...what do you think about meeting up? Like, face-to-face?"

Gulp.

One "yes" later, and you're in an a stage-four meltdown of questions and excitement and worries:

- "What if he gives great email, but there's

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What to Do When You Meet Your Online GF or BF IRL

Marcel with the Shoes On is Back!!!

By EmmaNovember 15, 2011

Remember the first Marcel with the Shoes On? Remember how you thought you would never see a cuter, more charming video? Well, you were right...UNTIL NOW!

Best parts:

5. "Guess why I smile a lot? 'Cause it's worth it."

4. "My sister's name was Marissa, and

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Marcel with the Shoes On is Back!!!

A Music Video Made of Jelly Beans

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 15, 2011
This music video is really awesome, and we're totally impressed that the background was made out of jelly beans. But we're also curious: what prompts someone to use jelly beans to make a video in the first place? Does this girl have a strange obsession... More  →
A Music Video Made of Jelly Beans

For All You NaNoWriMo-ers Out There

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 14, 2011
This girl's blog about NaNoWriMo is just too cute to ignore, and we're sure all you NaNoWriMo-ers can sympathize with her struggles. And I'm sure all you aspiring novelists have wondered what was going in your characters' heads. I mean, who hasn't wondered if their... More  →
For All You NaNoWriMo-ers Out There

Open Thread for November 13

By SparkLifeNovember 13, 2011
What's that? You don't like clowns? And you especially don't like their hairy wrists? Oh, we're sorry. We thought you wanted to look at them all the time, and that's why you're not sending us any OT pics. >:/ Hint hint!... More  →
Open Thread for November 13

Open Thread for November 12

By SparkLifeNovember 12, 2011

This is what happens when you don't send us cute open thread pics.

You FORCE us to post terrifying balloon stick men. Don't come complaining to us—you brought this on yourselves!

To make the balloon man go away, send pics to contribute@sparknotes.com.

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Open Thread for November 12

Saved By the Bell: An Interactive Game On YouTube

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 11, 2011
In case you didn't waste enough time on YouTube already, loveandrockets has discovered this wonderful interactive video-game. Prepare to get addicted, at the very least to the gigantic '90s pixels! Send in your favorite terribly-awesome internet things to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Saved By the Bell: An Interactive Game On YouTube

This Video Has All Of Your Favorite Things

By EmmaNovember 11, 2011
1. Pink tutus 2. Rhinestone princess crowns 3. A breathless account of sudden fame ("We went out to celebrate in the restaurant, and my dad drank champagne. And then me and Rosie were sitting together, and we woke up at the same time 'cause we was asleep,... More  →
This Video Has All Of Your Favorite Things

Open Thread for November 11

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 11, 2011
whichwitchiswhich? was reading Hamlet in English class when she came across a passage with two mentions of "loam" and of course she couldn't resist drawing a werewolf with a jetpack! Who could?... More  →
Open Thread for November 11

Recipe Week Is Coming!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 10, 2011
Sparklers, an Exciting Thing is happening! Next week! Put on your I'm-so-thrilled-I-could-pee-my-pants pants and get ready to jump up and down, because we are about to KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF. Next week is Recipe Week on SparkLife. And no, that does not mean we are expecting... More  →
Recipe Week Is Coming!