You don’t need Mildliners. Sharpie highlighters work the exact same way.
You don’t need Moleskine or Leuchtturn notebooks. That old spiral you found in the back of your closet is free, so why not make use of it?
You don’t need to drink so much coffee your head hurts, or have it black. In matters of taste, there can be no disputes.
You don’t need to own hundreds of books. If that was financially feasible for the majority of people, libraries wouldn’t exist.
There is no shame in not having (or not wanting!) thousands of dollars to dedicate to the aesthetic. It does not make you any less of a scholar.
The Sorrow of Eidelwise - a short story
CW for death and overall creepiness.
Eidelwise is the town, for context. And the title is absolutely a pun on Lazla’s name.
LIBRARIES HAVE FINALLY OPENED AGAIN HERE AND IVE ALREADY GOT 9 OF MY REQUESTED BOOKS I AM SO EXCITED AND FINALLY BEING PULLED OUT OF MY READING SLUMP!!
03-06-2020 | First day back at school & it feels strange! Didn’t see my students today but I talked to some colleagues which was really nice. They didn’t need me at school and I got to spend the whole day working on my paper.
The weather cooled down and it’s back to turtlenecks
Today it’s cold and really windy, but I’m still rocking this skirt!
Living in a rural area in a woodland house while still being a college student means that dark academia and “cottage core” is one in the same for me.
So—don’t feel like you have to embody one aesthetic. I certainly don’t. And, don’t feel like you have to label everything in your life either. Just be!!
100 days of productivity. 6/100 days
Today wasn’t very productive if I’m being honest. I didn’t have work so I went book shopping instead and bought a bunch of classics and some special edition box sets. I also read nearly a 100 pages yesterday which is a lot for me because I’m a slow reader.
(Also yes, I am rereading the hunger games because the fourth book came out)
june 3, 2020
There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.
Slightly late June plan and month spread in my bullet journal.
I absolutely loved going to real lectures at my university, the atmosphere, the human interaction, the buildings… I miss it a lot.
Having online lectures next year will be quite disappointing but I keep telling myself that it’s all going to be okay. I mean, at least wearing pants is optional, right?
03.06.2020 // Day 3 of 100 days of creativity.
I’ve been rewriting my Plant Physiology lab notes for tomorrow’s final exam since morning. That’s it. Nothing fancy. Just another day of studying plants~
My fingers are aching and my brain feels rusty ugh.
synesthesia 1: adore you - harry styles
I want extroverted dark academia. Where people can’t help themselves but to talk about what they love, whether it be with their friends or in class or at a frat party annoying everyone who will listen about literature and the classics
I wonder what that was like, to hold someone’s hand. I bet you could sometimes find all of the mysteries of the universe in someone’s hand.
- Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe)
Dorian, two minutes after breaking Sibyl’s heart: