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Open Thread for February 7!

By SparkLifeFebruary 7, 2016
This cactus wants to go to DisneyWorld SO BAD. Send your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pictures on the OT!... More  →
Open Thread for February 7!

Open Thread for February 6

By SparkLifeFebruary 6, 2016
"We don't even HAVE a TV!" Send your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pictures on the OT.... More  →
Open Thread for February 6

Food-Themed Valentines for Your Favorite Hunk (of Cheese)

By ziggykelsmanFebruary 5, 2016
Everyone knows that the dual purposes of Valentine's Day are to eat your weight in chocolate—and if some S.O.-type happens to be hanging around and wants to bear witness, then SO BE IT—and making dumb puns about love. We hope you'll choo-choo-choose to hop aboard thi More  →
Food-Themed Valentines for Your Favorite Hunk (of Cheese)

SparkNoting the Election: New Hampshire Sounds Like a Lovely Place to Get Some Butterbeer

By H. Alan ScottFebruary 5, 2016
Wait, what just happened in the Iowa caucus? Hillary and Bernie were so close! If this were Revolutionary War times, they’d have a duel to settle the tie and we would skip right ahead to the Democratic National Convention. Fortunately for both of them,... More  →
SparkNoting the Election: New Hampshire Sounds Like a Lovely Place to Get Some Butterbeer

The 1st Place Winner of the SparkLife Identity Essay Contest!

By Olivia G.February 5, 2016
Cotton Ball "Why does your hair look like that?” The random question boggled my poor little seven-year-old mind. “Like what?” “Like…puffy. It’s like a cotton ball.” Amanda grabbed my tightly-coiled hair.“It’s so weird.” “I don’t know.” I answered. And I didn’t. I hadn’t even thought about it. Amanda resumed coloring,... More  →
The 1st Place Winner of the SparkLife Identity Essay Contest!

We Asked, You Answered, & Reid Illustrated: Here Are 18 Ideas for the Next Harry Potter Spinoff!

By reidfaylorFebruary 5, 2016
Last week, Reid (aka the inventor of the world's greatest venn diagrams and brilliant mind behind these these Potterverse memoirs) asked you what the next Harry Potter spinoff should be, and you answered him with a fervor not seen since Dean Thomas watched the 1991 Hogwarts More  →
We Asked, You Answered, & Reid Illustrated: Here Are 18 Ideas for the Next Harry Potter Spinoff!

The 2nd Place Winner of the SparkLife Identity Essay Contest!

By CheyFebruary 5, 2016
A Wild Tale of Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Identity Summer is usually the time of year when you enjoy your vacation from school, lie around all day, and binge on fanfiction. The summer of ’15 is when I realized who I was and what I was... More  →
The 2nd Place Winner of the SparkLife Identity Essay Contest!

The 3rd Place Winner of the SparkLife Identity Essay Contest!

By YameenFebruary 5, 2016
You guys submitted some INCREDIBLE essays, and it was such a privilege to read them. Because we got so many great submissions, we will be posting more of them in the next few weeks, so stay tuned! And a big congratulations to our top three! —eds. Untitled I... More  →
The 3rd Place Winner of the SparkLife Identity Essay Contest!

THIS IS NOT A DRILL: J.K. Rowling Just Dropped a Whole Lot of Info About 4 New Wizarding Schools Around the World!

By ElodieFebruary 5, 2016
There are lots of things I want to know about the wizarding world, and #1 is outerspace wizards. Wizarding schools around the world, however? That comes in a very close second. We already knew about Beauxbatons, which is somewhere in the Pyrenees, and Durmstrang, which is More  →
THIS IS NOT A DRILL: J.K. Rowling Just Dropped a Whole Lot of Info About 4 New Wizarding Schools Around the World!

Open Thread for February 5!

By SparkLifeFebruary 5, 2016
Is there a way to Pinterest someone's entire life at once? Send your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pictures on the OT.... More  →
Open Thread for February 5!