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sujaayyyyy · 2 days ago
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"I have enough memories to drink coffee all by myself in a cafe so empty yet so crowded with the ghosts of those who have left but always stayed."
—Mahmoud Darwish
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maneetkaur · 2 days ago
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In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun.
Madeline Miller, The Song Of Achilles
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pettymaryshelley · a month ago
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Dark academic media because it’s autumn
Films
• Harry Potter: boarding school, magic, cozy
• Dead Poet Society: boarding school, forlorn, rich
• Twilight: bitter, terrible, autumn-y (mock it loudly whilst watching to make it worth while)
• Good Will Hunting: deep, cerebral, engaging
• A Midsummer Night’s Dream: classic, dreamy
• The Spiderwick Chronicles: monsters, childhood
• The Black Cauldron: disney classic, creepy, fun
• Kill Your Darlings: Murder, university, morality
• Hocus Pocus: witchy, nostalgic, light-hearted
• Coraline: trippy, weird, childlike, buzzing
• The Corpse Bride: drab, gentle, strange
• Dorian Gray: rich, ben barnes, terrible mentors
• Sleepy Hollow: grim, ghostly, casually haunting
• Crimson Peak: creepy, strange, dim, opulent
Shows
• The Queen’s Gambit: intelligent, new, riveting
• Peaky Blinders: dark, illegal 1910s shenanigans
• Sherlock Holmes (BBC): cerebral, mystery, witty
• Gilmore Girls: nostalgic, private school, literature
• Criminal Minds: mystery, crime, casual viewing
• Sabrina the Teenage Witch: nostalgic, light, witchy
• Scooby Doo Where Are You?: cozy, mystery, kids
• The Haunting of Bly Manor: dark, creepy, engaging
Books and short stories
• The Secret History: university, murder, morality
• Jane Eyre: classic, ghostly, romanticism
• Frankenstein: classic, gothic, sci-fi, morality
• Dracula: classic, gothic, horror
• Stalking Jack the Ripper: gothic, horror, victorian
• Sherlock Holmes: classic, mystery, cozy
• Ninth House: horror, necromancy, morality
• The Yellow Wallpaper: psychologically haunting, short story, morality
• Murder on the Orient Express: classic, mystery, whodunit
• Harry Potter: cozy, magic, boarding school
• The Night Circus: whimsical, magic, romance
• A Deadly Education: boarding school, magic, horror
• Rebecca: psychological, morality, relationships
• Crime and Punishment: classic, heavy, morality
• War and Peace: classic, opulent, heavy
Podcasts
• Spirits (Multitude): drunk mythology
• The Bright Sessions: audio drama surrounding fictional therapy sessions with magically gifted individuals
• Critical Role: DnD with famous voice actors
• Welcome to Nightvale: paranormal small town audio drama told in the style of an evening radio show
• Crime Junkie: true crime
• TEDTalksDaily: short TEDTalks posted each day about a wide variety of topics
• Potterless: grown man reads the Harry Potter series for the first time
Songs
• Master & a Hound - Gregory Alan Isakov: soft, indie, bittersweet
• I Know Places - Lykke Li: heavy, indie, sad
• Since I Saw Vienna - Wilbur: soft, indie, sad
• Cherry Wine - Hozier: bittersweet, cozy, indie
• To Be Alone - Hozier: heavier, entrancing, indie
• Who Will Carry You - Adam Jones & K.S. Rhoads: hopeful, soft, sad
• Scotland - The Lumineers: self-sufficient, indie, bittersweet
• Falling Water - Peter Oren: heavy, sad, deep
• The Night We Met - Lord Huron: soft, kind, nostalgic
• Ms - alt-J: soft, surrounding, nostalgic, dreamlike
• Oh My Dear - The Head and the Heart: soft, lulling, gentle
• Blood Bank - Bon Iver: soft, bittersweet, snowy
• September Song - Agnes Obel: soft, instrumental
• Gnossienne no.4 - Erik Satie: spooky, instrumental
• Golden - Riley Baron: light, rich, juvenile
• Murder Song - AURORA: eloquent, upset, fairylike
• Ella - Myrkur: nordic, elemental, raw
• If I Had a Heart - Fever Ray: dark, roaming, sure
• Who’s With Us - Current Swell: sad, lonely, soft
• Sleep on the Floor - The Lumineers: textured, lazy
• Helvegen - Wardruna: nordic, echoing, thunderous
• Jenny of Oldstones - Ginny Di: old, soft, sweeping
• Nothing Arrived - Villagers: so, so sad…with honey
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wedarkacademia · 7 months ago
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Beautiful Latin phrases ~ part 2
• veni, vidi, vici - I came, I saw, I conquered.
• vivamus, moriendum est - let us live, for we must die.
• ergo dum me diligis - so long as you love me.
• alis volat propriis - she flies with her own wings.
• sic mundus creatus est - thus the world was created.
• aut inveniam viam aut faciam - I shall either find a way or make one.
• mors certa, hora incerta - death is certain, its hour is uncertain
• mors mihi lucrum - death to me is reward
• aeternum vale - farewell forever
• mors ultima linea rerum est - death is everything’s final limit
• nascentes morimur - from when we are born, we begin to die
• mors vincit omnia - death conquers all
• omnia mors aequat - everything is equal in death
• tempus edax rerum - time, devourer of everything
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glazedeye-s · a year ago
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there is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
there is a rapture on the lonely shore,
there is society where none intrudes,
by the deep Sea, and music in its roar:
i love not Man the less, but Nature more.
— childe harold's pilgrimage, lord byron.
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woolf-and-other-muses · 3 months ago
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Considering this masterlist may help you nerdies be crazier.
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Source: Pinterest
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Book Recommendations: CLASSICS (ANTIQUITY)
1. WHERE TO START
The Odyssey, Homer
The Iliad, Homer
The Aeneid, Virgile
Metamorphoses, Ovid
Dialogues, Plato
The Symposium, Plato
Politics or Poetics, Aristotle
If Not, Winter, Sappho
Medea, Euripides
Hippolytos, Euripides
Iphigenia in Taurus, Euripides
Bacchae, Euripides
The Oresteia, Aeschylus
The Theban Plays, Sophocles
Heracles, Euripides
Andromaque, Jean Racine
Sappho, Fragments
Anonymous, Orphic Hymns
Hesiod, Theogony
History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides
Bakkhai, Euripides
Epigrams, Callimachus
The Olympian Odes, Pindar
Argonautica, Apollonius Rhodius
Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus
2. GREEK AND ROMAN MYTH INTERPRETATIONS AND REWRITINGS
■ Poetry
Autobiography of Red, Anne Carson
Averno, Louise Glück
Meadowlands, Louise Glück
Memorial, Alice Oswald
Orpheus and Eurydice, Gregory Orr
Sonnets to Orpheus, Rainer Maria Rilke
Roman Elegies, J. W. von Goethe
Endymion, John Keats
■ Fiction
The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
Kassandra, Christa Wolf
The Secret History, Donna Tartt
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
Till We Have Faces, C. S. Lewis
Theseus, André Gide
Memoirs of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar
The Adventures of Telemachus, Fénelon
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
The Birth of The Odyssey, Jean Giono
■ Drama
The Flies, Jean-Paul Sartre
Elektra, Jean Giraudoux
Antigone, Jean Anouilh
Phaedra's Love, Sarah Kane
Phaedra, Jean Racine
Andromache, Jean Racine
Iphigenia Auf Tauris, J. W. von Goethe
Medea, Pierre Corneille
Prometheus Unbound, Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Infernal Machine, Jean Cocteau
Persephone, André Gide
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imtiredthatsalligot · 5 months ago
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Dark Academia Alignment Charts
Hi hello, 
After a bit of research I’ve come to these conclusions
DISCLAIMER: I’ve only read a handful of these books and assigned the others via what I know about them. 
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GOOGLE SAYS THE FOXHOLE COURT IS DARK ACADEMIA AND IT HAS A POINT IN THIS ESSAY I WILL-
approved by @whatsthepointofyoucraig​
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achillesdespair · 2 months ago
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In a way, you are poetry material; You are full of cloudy subtleties I am willing to spend a lifetime figuring out. Words burst in your essence and you carry their dust in the pores of your ethereal individuality.
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thepalebotanist · a month ago
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All I want in life is a floor to ceiling bookshelf with a sliding step ladder and a collection comfy armchairs. Is that really too much to ask?
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