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I love the fact that how us emo, punk and pop kids found comfort in Dark Academia. We actually went from listening to MCR, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and 1D to reading Shakespeare and reciting Keats. Crying to Daddy Issues and Sweater Weather we now pen poems and fanfics. And old obsessions didn’t die but blended in so well, like I’m pretty sure that Oscar Wilde would totally stan Harry Styles. Dark Academia is a stage unlocked by now-evolved-past-emo kids !!

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How gratifying and fulfilling some lines or quotes in the books can be, they bring you at ease, make you feel held, bring a smile like no one else could, it feels like void in you had been filled.

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Making queer people cry is easy. All you have to do is say the name “Basil Hallward” and we break down on the floor in tears

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Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star. It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago. Maybe the star doesn’t even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.

Haruki Murakami, from South of the Border, West of the Sun

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Sometimes life takes hold of one, carries the body along, accomplishes one’s history, and yet is not real, but leaves oneself as it were slurred over.

-D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers

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“I had no idea that such individuals existed outside of stories”

-A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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I am so excited about my package that arrived today! After the Netflix series Lupin got me hooked, I searched online in French second-hand bookshops for beautiful old editions of the Arsène Lupin stories. I quickly found some I liked and today they finally arrived (sent with stamps from the 70s, unexpected and already so cool!). Now I’m super thrilled to read and enjoy the stories!

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I’ve always been interested in the Roman Empire and ancient Greece. Unfortunately my school only taught us about small happenings in those times and that’s only about the Roman empire. I’ve always been so jealous about the knowledge my friends have about these topics. But instead of complaining I decided to learn about it as well. Thanks to my friend who recommended me these books I’ll buy this week (25-01) and read about it before I visit these historical places. 

This year, my journey will start.

Here we go!

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You know life hasn’t been good to you when you start thinking that all the fascinating quotes you’ve ever read don’t stand true in real life…

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When you and your mutual are both online but instead of interacting you just stare at their green dot: The Great Gatsby

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