Our Twitter bio says it all: Grammar and vocabulary bosses for Gen TL;DR.
What does that mean?
A loose translation is that we write, tweet, and post about grammar and vocabulary in a concise, fun, and simple manner. It means that you won't have to trudge through a 30-minute article to learn something that could have just as easily been explained in two minutes. It means that pedantry and formality will always take a back seat to humor and pop culture references, because let's face it: talking about music, comic books, K-pop idols, and anime is a lot more relaxing (and conducive to learning) than dusting off monocles and holding a séance for William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White while sipping on brandy. (Hmm ... on second thought.)
Just like us, this site will feel random at first. But that's OK. If you can endure it, you will become one of legions of loyal and supportive YUNicorns (our fandom) who make our online lives so enjoyable.
If you made it here from Twitter or Tumblr, then this site will give you insights into us as individuals, provide answers to many of your burning questions, and provide updates about upcoming books, merchandise, meet-ups, AMAs, promotions, and whatever else Nan can think of.
Our belief is that learning doesn't have to be overly formal, complete with a proper cup of tea and a classical-music soundtrack—unless that happens to be your thing. (In that case, more power to you.)
Learning certainly doesn't have to be tedious, sleep inducing, or soul sapping. In fact, it shouldn't.
We value experiences. Nothing trumps an eye-opening realization upon learning something new, or a much-needed chuckle from a cute or funny GIF after a brutal day at school or work.
That is precisely what we strive for: learning while having fun. Sometimes, our content is more entertaining than educational. And there's nothing wrong with that.
Whether you're nodding along to one of our articles, enthusiastically retweeting us, highlighting text from our (upcoming) books, or simply letting everything soak in with coffee mug in hand, we want you to enjoy the experience as much as we do.
3/10: We are accepting applications for internships. For details, click on the Internships link at the top. Good luck!
3/18: Kaylynn Kim has been selected as our first art intern!
3/19: Yuri Lim has been selected as our first photography intern!
3/31: Surya Vohra has been selected as our first writing intern!
4/3: New interns will be announced on 4/6!
4/6: Alexis Bradley has been selected as an art intern!
4/6: New interns will be announced on 4/10! The aforementioned interns' bios will be posted on our faculty page as soon as they are provided by the interns.
4/13: Joanna Zhu has been selected as an art intern!
4/15: Amelia Edmonds has been selected as a writing intern!
You'll be surprised at how much information can be imparted in 140 characters. (And yes, we just used the passive voice.)
We will be writing and sharing grammar-, test prep-, vocabulary-, and writing-related articles on this site, Tumblr, and Medium.
bOOKS & ZINES
We will (finally) be producing books and zines in 2015. They have been in the works for quite some time, so we look forward to finally unleashing them onto the world.