Does a period now signify more than the end of a sentence? Well, it depends.
Who hasn’t needed SparkNotes at some point? Who else can tell you that one character’s name you forgot? If you don’t know by now, I’m obsessed with SparkNotes‘ twitter. Every tweet is a work of absolute genius. From god-tier memes to incredibly hot takes, SparkNotes’ twitter never disappoints. As we look down the barrel of a new decade, let’s take a look at the most mindblowingly relevant of their recent tweets.
And it’s Gender Neutral!
Sure, the original context wasn’t explicitly romantic, but it’s really something you can make your own. Who doesn’t want to be cool, feared, and respected? Think about it. And the implication that your very own calamity is a dragon? I’d be incredibly flattered. How could you not be? That way you’re not just saying your lover is great, they know you think they’re great. You’re telling them they’re powerful and feared in the local land. Goals.
The only thing that matters – which person in your relationship tries to kill the king and then panics, and which actually just finishes the job? Because listen. It’s important that one of you be able to get things started and set the ball rolling, or you’ll never get things done. At the same time, some people just aren’t great at finishing projects. Conclusions are tough. Momentum isn’t going to get you there. Someone needs to be more detail oriented. Detail obsessed. Wash their hands over and over.
I Can Relate
Okay, so only two of those things are true about me, but all of them are said. Do you love the sea? Are you probably a ghost? Avoid making appearances, especially during the day. Congratulations! You might be the Flying Dutchman, or another legendary ghost ship! Actually, you could be a vampire. Or just English and Victorian. All three? That’s a dream. Maybe THE dream. I’m not a ghost hunter or anything, but I might BE a ghost.
As we approach the decade that has, in advance, been termed the ‘screaming’ 20s, let’s avoid the pitfalls of the roaring 20s. And especially any choice ever made by Daisy Buchanan. Consider her an object lesson, actually. Don’t take up with lying military men. Don’t bail on them to marry guys who suck. Don’t then STAY with those guys when no one even expects you to. Don’t lead said military man on again years later. Definitely don’t commit vehicular manslaughter.
Awareness is Key
Hey. We know better than to call him foul creature. We’re beyond that. We have to be. But the rest of these are real. The Kids use them all the time. I mean, I’ll double check with my baby sister, but I feel pretty confident. it’s the sort of thing The Kids would definitely text about. Especially the last one. See? SparkNotes is always relevant. This is the cutting edge.
All images via SparkNotes on Twitter
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A long time ago, people used pen and paper to write messages to one another. These messages were hand-delivered by something known as ‘the postal service’ so that the recipient could cherish the physical copy of the note for as long as they liked. This archaic method of communication, also know as ‘letter writing,’ has been usurped by what us modern-folk call ‘texting.’
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When I receive a handwritten letter from a friend, I tend to keep it stored away. There’s something precious about this type of correspondence, and it’s always a pleasure to look back on old letters. Is this sentimental value lost in a digital age? Are our text message conversation somehow less sacred since they are archived on our phone?
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Well, the people over at Keepster think that our text messages are worth saving. In fact, they even have a program that lets you turn them into a book.
Whether it’s a highlight real from your friends’ group chat, a correspondence with your mother about the new baby you just had, or the series of texts that led to a first date with your future fiance, you can compile all these messages into a neat little book.
A lot of sentimental messages can get lost in the whirlpool of our phones, and turning them into books sounds like an interesting solution. The book itself would make a great gift or a fun addition to your coffee table.
Digital conversation can often seem fleeting. Maybe it’s better that we lose our drunk texts and break-up tirades… but this recontextualization of our correspondences has the potential to make us reevaluate the ways in which we communicate via text messaging.
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