Quantcast

On Ghosts Of My Youth

This is awesome. I don't have any good ghost stories, which pains me, because I love reading other people's. I grew up kind of a scaredy-cat, but my favorite adult when I was younger was our Catholic-school nun choir director who told us amaaaazingly spooky stories of spirits and the unexplained. My friends loved it - they were very much into witchy and occult things - but I spent half the time intrigued by these things that frightened me, and the other half just plain frightened.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 5:29 pm 0

On Halloween Advent Calendar 2014: Estate Jewelry

@e271828 And then it's in perfect rhyme/meter! I love the estate jewelry feature here. MOAR ESTATE JEWELRY.

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:46 pm 0

On The Zombie Apocalypse, "Shark Week," and My Great-Grandmother’s Vengeful Ghost Screams

Probably the best thing I've ever read. <3

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm 0

On Smells Like Teen Spirit

I'm not sure if it's good or bad that I had never heard of this company until right this minute.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 10:39 am 1

On Everything You Knew Is A Lie: A List of Celebrities Who Have Been Lying to You

"Someone trying to mansplain IUDs to you" made me snort oatmeal. Thanks, Jazmine. <3 <3

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 10:43 am 0

On Annotated Rainbow Brite Fan Fiction

This is amazing. Whose idea was it to make a book? How do you still have this? So many questions, so much appreciation.

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm 1

On Dumb

Ooh, this is interesting. Can't wait for future installments. I can't imagine what it would be like to have this kind of condition permanently - I had my tonsils out a couple years ago and just that temporary amount of time being unable to sing, speak, or swallow without off-the-charts pain was more than I could handle. This is such a beautiful method to conveying your experience.

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 10:46 am 3

On Apologia

<3 This is great and says incredibly eloquently the things I think and feel but can't express. Bravo!

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 2:50 pm 2

On A Man in Ferguson Defends the Looting

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) Well, the StL County PD and the FBI are handling the investigation of Mike Brown's murder, but the militarization of the police force in the area is just making things worse. I grew up in the neighboring town, and plenty of my friends and their families still live in Ferguson. It just seems like nothing can make it better or back to normal, at least not yet. It's like Halloween or New Year's - plenty of people are taking this and twisting it into an opportunity to act like hooligans, when the goal of most people who live and work in the area is fixing the system and getting justice for what happened to Mike Brown.

All my social media feeds are full of firsthand accounts/pictures/video of the happenings in and around Ferguson, but I am so thankful that Jia is keeping this community informed and updated through the Hairpin.

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:14 am 1

On The Best Time I Ate Saladcake on a Dare to Win a Prom Date

Oof, right in the awkward high-school-aged feels. Lovely read.

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm 2