I love how the message of Frankenstein isn’t “don’t play god and commit hubristic acts of mad science” but instead “when you commit a hubristic act of mad science you are responsible for parenting whatever comes out of it”
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I love it when someone says things like “Would've been more fun if you were here" or "I wish you were here so we could do this and this". It shows that you kinda matter to them to certain degrees, that your existence matters. They mean that your mere presence could have a difference. And what's so subtle yet beautiful than this ?
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I just wanna get out of my head and find peace
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I love the abstract, delicate, profound, vague, voluptuously wordless sensation of living ecstatically.
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“He is not a bad man, and that, I realize suddenly, is the root of my hurt.”
― Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties
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manderley and pemberley by becca stadtlander
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I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy."
— Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
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I wrote you a letter.
I might never send it.
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I'm taking a quick break from posting sections of my thesis to recommend 50 Gothic tales over on my research blog! Almost all of them are free to access online and there's a mixture of novels, short stories, and poems. Enjoy 🖤🦇
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"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
— Oscar Wilde
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but as God said, crossing his legs, I see where I have made plenty of poets but not so very much poetry.
Charles Bukowski - Burning In Water Drowning In Flame
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I am free and that is why I am lost.
- Franz Kafka
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you call it holding hands, i call it therapy
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Books, my beloved ❤️✨
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“Personally, I’m a mess of conflicting impulses—I’m independent and greedy and I also want to belong and share and be a part of the whole. I doubt that I’m the only one who feels this way. It’s the core of monster making, actually. Wanna make a monster? Take the parts of yourself that make you uncomfortable—your weaknesses, bad thoughts, vanities, and hungers—and pretend they’re across the room. It’s too ugly to be human. It’s too ugly to be you.
Let me tell you what I do know: I am more than one thing, and not all of those things are good. The truth is complicated. It’s two-toned, multi-vocal, bittersweet. I used to think that if I dug deep enough to discover something sad and ugly, I’d know it was something true. Now I’m trying to dig deeper.”
— Richard Siken, Black Telephone
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ok but in all realness if Sherlock Holmes and Henry Jekyll met each other, and assuming Sherlock doesn’t know his secret (at least yet), they’d definitely geek out about the other a lot. mostly Sherlock- even though his job is running a consulting detective business, he’s a first and foremost a chemist. He’s definitely not only heard of him but also read at least one of his papers for research in one specific case.
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me: *prays to God that the professor doesn't call me out to answer a question in online lecture coz i am shy and weird af*
prof: so class, we just read this paragraph. now why do you think the protagonist behaved like this?
me: *talks non-stop for the next 15 mins*
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"Everything people did seemed so silly, because they only died in the end."
- Sylvia Plath // The Bell Jar
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