I’m in love with this movie and book now.
I’m in love with this movie and book now.
i started war and peace like two days ago and i’m around 150 pages in and i’m really starting to go through it ngl 👁👄👁
every time andrei is like “i’m gonna be the fckn saviour” i wanna shake him by the shoulders like just sit down for two minutes jesus
tolstoy really invented himbos huh
Oscar Wilde. 🖤
Listening to this soundtrack - it just screamed at me, "I need you like the oxygen I breathe."
"A Pride & Prejudice Playlist: Mr. Darcy Has Just Proposed In The Rain"
“𝐀 𝐠𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐚 𝐜𝐚𝐠𝐞.”
― 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫, 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐞
Art by Daniel Bilmes
“I thought once that gods are the opposite of death, but I see now they are more dead than anything, for they are unchanging, and can hold nothing in their hands.” -
𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫, 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐞
"𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐨𝐞𝐭𝐬. 𝐀𝐬 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐧𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐮𝐧𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐩.”-
𝑴𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑴𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒓, 𝑪𝒊𝒓𝒄𝒆
Idiot academia and Dark academia: People truly question the friendship. How is someone who seems so smart friends with someone who seems so clueless? In reality, there’s a very tight knit friendship entirely based on some oddly specific subject. Both high achieving people but don’t put much effort into their work. They both save mysterious lives to everyone else but the idiot academia person is more approachable. People think they’re secretly dating as the dark academia person can tolerate only the idiot academia person. A lot of classical subjects. English lit, history, classics, some languages. Intense discussions over classics and arguments over history. Which revolution was more significant. They have Henry and Bunny vibes (but better) from the secret history.
Idiot academia and idiot academia: this is clown to clown communication. No one understands what’s going on. People know them as the weird kids- you want to know the etymology behind a certain word? These kids probably can tell you. They’ve probably attempted to drink a neutralisation product because technically speaking it should be ‘safe’ to consume. They’re funny people, they do dumb things that make you laugh until your insides hurt; often times you wonder what on Earth they were thinking. They hyper obsess over things and are very very caring. Reading scholarly articles on subjects they aren’t even taking so they can talk to the other about it. Going out at 3 Am drives to McDonald’s and talking about philosophy or the terrible physics in films.
Light academia and romantic academia: These Two are definitely dating. People get sick from how cute they are. Quoting poetry for each other. They’d encode secret places to meet up within their favourite pieces of literature. Falling asleep in the others arms while they read classical romance novels. They ace English exams- but sometimes are told in their essays to stay on topic because they ramble so much about other masterpieces. Calm and collected around the public but chaotic near their S/O. Classical music in the background, offering their hand to the other for a dance. Stepping on each other’s toes and letting out small giggles as they try and dance. Giving each other flowers every time they meet.
Witchy academia and dark academia: people are scared of these two. Their vibes are the ultimate power up. Meetings in dark corners, crumpled notes being slipped into the others pockets. Lots of homoerotic tension between the two, people can never tell if they’re dating or not. Intense and passionate arguments. Committing small misdemeanours for the other. Stealing a pentagram necklace for the other. Classical literature and old, ancient languages. Old leather bound books that they nick from one another. Red wine that tints their lips or stains their clothes. Talking about cults, joining or creating cults together. Making blood pacts for each other. Wearing vials of each other’s blood around their necks.
Theatre academia and chaotic academia: Loud, loud people. Singing songs at the top of their lungs. People acknowledge their performing talents. Always are in lead roles for school plays or musicals. Quoting Shakespeare plays for fun. Insulting others with Shakespeare because they are both so used to having to learn it. Dancing to classical music and then blasting musical songs. Playing classical instruments together. Cello and violin. Piano and singing. Watching plays together, mumbling all the lines under their breath because they already know them. Meeting up in the middle of the night to read a play together while they drink wine and watch the stars. Re enacting favourite scenes from each other’s favourite plays.
Arabic academia and dark academia: these two are dating. No doubt. Dark kohl underlining the Arabic academic’s eyes and eyeliners under the dark academic’s. Early mornings, still quite dark drinking red tea. Reading in foreign languages to each other, always trying to impress the other with learning a new word or phrase. Secret kisses. Trying to teach the other something and getting distracted by them. Late nights talking to the moon together. People think they are mysterious but alluring. Bookshelves full with books. The Arabic academic with Arabic poetry sitting open, with a translation being written underneath for the dark academic. Handwriting love notes to each other in new languages, not understanding what the other wrote. Keeping a box of said notes and trying to learn the phrases.
All of these, combined: hands down, the ultimate friendship group. Late night trips to libraries. Drinking wine in gardens while the sun sets. Teaching the others to cook traditional foods. Silences filled with them pouring over their books. Humming and singing because they hear their friends doing it so often. Classical music always in the background. Knowing random facts. Cigarettes sitting next to abandoned glasses of bourbon, all sitting on top of an expensive piano. Fingers dancing across the keys, at night. Exclusive parties for themselves. Tight knit friendship group, trust is in the air.
Currently working on something! Meanwhile have some Victor being his usual victor-y self *hands over this sleep deprived bitch*
I don’t think movie adaptations of books are inherently terrible. Some adaptations don’t follow every detail, but still capture the main themes of their books. What actually bothers me is when books that use unreliable narrators get adapted into movies. Especially, when the biased perspective of the narrator is a big part of what makes the book great. Movies are a wonderful storytelling format, but the tend to not do ambiguity well because the perspective of the camera is often treated as an objective point of view. Or, least most movie goers have a harder time accepting when a film gives them more questions than answers.
I made some Frankenstein doodles! It was more of a practise on different kinds of shapes than anything, for I am currently trying to achive a cartoon-ish kind of artstyle :'D I also made a quick Raskolnikov/Razumikhin (crime and punishment) doodle of which I'm actually quite fond of :> me is can't draaawwwwwww
Allen Ginsberg, Kill Your Darlings (2013)
11 . 5 . 2021 - resting your head against the window, the music playing almost inaudibly. a small sigh, eyes closing and feeling the sense of peace envelope you all at once. silence and tranquility. the warmth of the vehicle a pleasant contrast to the grey and drizzly weather outside, knowing that you're safe there. we hear the muffled chatter of those around, smiling softly to ourselves and embracing the quiet moments. maybe it's a ride home after meeting friends, or a day spent sketching the pedestrians who wander, knowing that they all have their own stories. you're surrounded by these people, constantly unaware of their own complexities because our own are so overwhelming. it only takes a second, but you learn to appreciate the fact that we exist. our beautiful and varied lives.
τίνα θεόν, τίν’ ἥρωα, τίνα δ’ ἄνδρα κελαδήσομεν;
- Pindar, Olympian 2.2
What god, what hero, what hero will we celebrate?
Romeo isn’t even a himbo he’s just a dumb fucking slut
"They say nothing lasts forever but they're just scared it will last longer than they can love it."
—Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
“In short: I felt my existence was tainted, in some subtle but essential way.”
Donna Tartt, The Secret History.