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It's Friwards Day!

By Renda DingOctober 24, 2014
Hold on to your socks and secure any stray hairs/animals/silverware, because we're serving up another round of EMU-sing  FriWards in approximately 0.000001281747 seconds! This week's image comes at the request of Sparkler Renzysauce, who commented in last week's thread: "I wanna see an emu... More  →
It's Friwards Day!

Ask Jono: Help Me Overachieve Less!

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 24, 2014
Hi Jono! First, whatever happened to the rest of Blogging Lord of the Flies? I loved those so much! They were the first article I read by you and I've been a fan ever since! Thanks for saying so, but the comedy of those was kind of... More  →
Ask Jono: Help Me Overachieve Less!

The Worst Thank-You Notes in History

By KathOctober 24, 2014
Historically, thank-you notes are a generous and polite way to assure a gift-giver of the giftee's gratitude. Or convey the highest of high sarcasm ("Dear sender, thank you for the love potion hidden in the candy. I hope you barf slugs, Ron"). Take these historic missives... More  →
The Worst Thank-You Notes in History

Say What Now? Taylor Swift Lays the Smack Down on "Sexist" Critics

By Bailey_SwilleyOctober 24, 2014
It seems like ever since “Shake It Off” dropped, there’s been an unending parade of Tay-Tay news, guest appearances, hype, and criticism. It’s hard to believe 1989 isn’t even out yet with all this hullabaloo! In addition to all the craziness, Taylor has spoken... More  →
Say What Now? Taylor Swift Lays the Smack Down on
This ALL-CAPS STYLE RECAP Might Be The Greatest Thing You've Ever Laid Eyes Upon

This ALL-CAPS STYLE RECAP Might Be The Greatest Thing You've Ever Laid Eyes Upon

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 24, 2014
By the time you're reading this introduction, I will be high in the sky on a plane to Ohio, where I shall spend the weekend mouth-breathing into vats of cottage cheese and watching Storage Wars with my adorable grandparents. THE GLAMOUR IS OVERWHELMING. And since I have such More  →

What's Your Witch Name?

By Sydney ScottOctober 24, 2014
October is the best month of the year. Fall is here, we have the baseball postseason and the football actual-season, all the good TV shows are coming back on, and everything is suddenly pumpkin flavored. AND THEN THERE'S HALLOWEEN. As Winifred Sanderson said, "All Hallow's... More  →
What's Your Witch Name?

Open Thread for October 24!

By SparkLifeOctober 24, 2014
RISE AND SHINE SPARKLERS! Let us welcome you to FRIDAY with a splash of refreshing, ICE-COLD water! Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for October 24!

Auntie SparkNotes: Everyone's Just Going to Leave Me So Why Even Bother

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 23, 2014
Dear Auntie, I have a problem. Two, actually. First off, a lot of my friends think I'm depressed. So, I'm a junior in high school, and a bit of an introvert (okay, that's a SLIGHT understatement). I like people but I don't really talk much. The... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Everyone's Just Going to Leave Me So Why Even Bother

Common Freshmen Mistakes You Want to Avoid

By Anthony DeVitoOctober 23, 2014
Where do I sit? Should I raise my arm in class? Should I eat, just generally at all? Navigating your way through freshman year of high school can be difficult. Take it from a three-time upperclassman, you want to avoid these common freshie mistakes. Don’t throw... More  →
Common Freshmen Mistakes You Want to Avoid