spiritually I’m living in the timeline where both Megamind and Galavant got the recognition and critical acclaim that they deserved
I can’t stop thinking how totally whipped Magnus Chase is for Alex Fierro. That boy legitimately loves her for than I thought possible for someone to love another person. Literally, every time Alex pays a second of attention to him or gives him vaguely resembling a compliment Magnus literally melts into puddles of sparkles and rainbows I’m so weak!
anyone please ask your crush out like this
The thrilling answer
no they need to kiss out behind the school!!!!
oops my hand slipped
nexttttt pleaseee :D
Come on guys add on to this tumblr needs this to be a comic series
I was asked for doing this, so I did
I’m out of ideas! XD
THIS IS TOO CUTE I CAN’T LEAVE IT ALONE I’M SORRY
OHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDD!!!!!!!
LOOOK ATT THIIIIS!!!!
LOOOOK ATTT THIIIISS!!!!
IT HAD TO BE DONE:
OH MY GOOD!!!!!
I LOVE THIS
REBLOGGED THIS TWICE
I have a need…..I must add to this…
still waiting for the smut
C’mon guys… it needs some smut
THIS NEEDS TO CONTINUE
SOMEONE PLEASE CONTINUE IT
Not so perfect but still perfect first date
HOLY SHIT I LOVE THIS WITH MY ENTIRE HEART
O HECk IT GOT bETtEr
OMG, THIS IS PERFECT 💖
notes/letters=the most intimate gesture!
I reblogged this like a year and a half ago and IT CONTINUES!?
ITS BACK OMG
Omg it’s here!
THIS CUTE I WANNA CONTINUE IT
Ok I tried because this is so cute
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDFFDFF
IT GOT EVEN BETTER OMG
This has to be the most adorable thing I’ve seen today.
This gave me so many happy and cute feels
every time this circles back there’s always more, I love you all
this warms my heart on so many levels <3
I’m just sitting here
Hitting my knee
Squealing and smiling omfg
hey remember that time tumblr wrote an. entire. gay webcomic.
This just goes to show that we can all do great things if we collaborate and accept each other.
AAAAAAHH ITS BACK
THIS IS SOOOOO ADORABLE ♡♡♡♡♡♡
Only because it’s fucking cute!!!
This is so beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Let it continue!!! Here’s my addiction
If the text is to small:
I’ll see you later today?
If you want….
I have something Important to ask you,,,, >.> <.< ^_^;; ^///////^
Keepin it rollin!
My contribution to this adorable story ^^
Can I request naming the big guy Damian and the little one Ollie?
Plot twist. I kinda want the big one to be Ollie and the little guy Damian.
Double plot twist: same
i added sum more–
This is my favorite.
B E A U T I F U L
The last hand kiss got me…..oh wow.
IT’S B A C K
i love this so much
HI YES THIS IS MY CONTRIBUTION
It got so much better than the last time i saw it!!❤❤❤
LAST I WAS HER ETHERE WAS A DIFFERENTS TORY ITS BRANCHING AND I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER
This fucking comic had been added to over the course of six years. That’s insane, it’s beautiful. It’s inspiring, all these people from different places at different times some have moved on other still here it’s wild.
oh my hecc i love it
YES THERES MORE
I will always reblog this
I can’t. Too cute. This gave me too many feels at 2:30 in the morning. I need more but I can’t draw.
Hi yall, I sent our good good boys to the dance <3
It’s back holy shit, also! The queen, I’m assuming, has a girlfriend!!! Mlm and wlw solidarity!
YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!! THERE’S MOOORRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Gets better everytime it appears on my dash
This is ADORABLE!!!!
THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER
I ship this with my life! ❤️❤️❤️
Omg this is CUTE.
My life is complete now
I was literally awwwing my way thru the whole thing :D
I love this with every cell in my body! THIS IS THE CUTEST SHIT EVER! AND ALSO I LOVE THE DIFFERENT ART STYLES LIKE EFFJHHDFHJDGJHDH
👀 👀 i’m bringing in the lesbians
OMG OMG OMG OMG YOU BROUGHT THIS BACK AAAAAAAA
I found the blessed post
It’s had additions since I last saw it! 😄
K here’s my addition. The Queen is a trans girl.
In honour of my favourite genre, have a very personal, very subjective recommendations list!
- The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
The obvious choice, a classic. In my personal opinion, it’s not perfect and there are better dark academia books out there, but it has massively shaped the genre and therefore deserves recognition. Also, the aesthetic is on point! Read if you want to get a feel for the genre or if you’re simply curious.
- If We Were Villains (M. L. Rio)
Basically a newer, better The Secret History?? Plenty of similarities, minus certain problematic bits that were present in TSH. Amazing prose, incredible characters, absolutely worth the read. A prime example of dark academia! Read if you love Shakespeare and college settings and compelling characters and drama and just beautiful writing!
- Black Chalk (Christopher J. Yates)
Also a fairly good example of the genre, but tragically underhyped. Darker than, for example, If We Were Villains. Set at Oxford! Will mess with your head. The characters are not necessarily likeable, but interesting. The writing is fairly complex. Read for a dark academia thriller which takes the unreliable narrator to an impressive new extreme (in a good way!)
- Truly Devious (Maureen Johnson)
A rare YA dark academia book! Read for murder and mystery and a beautiful boarding school setting as well as a really likeable main character! Due to its nature less dark and somewhat less mature than most of the other books on this list, but if you’re looking for more of a quick and fun dark academia read, this is the one for you!
In a similar vain: The Vanishing Stair (Maureen Johnson)
Cannot actually vouch for this as I haven’t read it yet, but it’s the sequel to Truly Devious and I have heard good things.
- The Secret Place (Tana French)
MASSIVELY underappreciated dark academia with (gasp) supernatural elements?! The most beautiful prose and funniest dialogue you will ever see. Incredible characters. Again, amazing boarding school setting and close group of female friends! (They will break your heart). Also murder. Also half of the story being told from a detective’s PoV. Read if you value good literature. Just. Read it.
- The Likeness (Tana French)
Actually, maybe I was kidding before, maybe this book is the most underappreciated dark academia book out there? Either way, it’s my favourite. Within dark academia and within ALL OF THE BOOKS. This is it. The perfect novel. Characters that own my hearts to this day. Writing so beautiful that it had me sobbing uncontrollably on several occasions. The university it is set in is Trinity College Dublin. (Cue me being bitter that I don’t go there every single day for the rest of my life.) Very intriguing mystery, too. Hilarious dialogue. All the emotions. All the heartbreak. Just… I love it so much, okay? <3
- The Lying Game (Ruth Ware)
Good, very good. Set in a boarding school near the ocean, but unfortunately, only the past tense story line is and we don’t get to see too much of it. Very interesting characters. Much heavier on the dark than the academia. Read if you’re looking for more of a classic murder mystery/thriller and are not too focussed on the academia. Also read for an interesting group of female friends.
- The Basic Eight (Daniel Handler)
Very promising, but wasn’t my cup of tea at all. The setting is an American High School on the West Coast. The murder isn’t that much of a mystery. I’m mentioning it here because I know that other people love this book, even though I really didn’t. I would say don’t read, but see for yourself, I suppose.
- The Lessons (Naomi Alderman)
Yes, okay, an interesting one. Set at Oxford, which was amazing. Interesting characters with interesting dynamics. I read it quickly and was quite entertained. But there were certain problematic bits (regarding LGBTQ+ representation and mental illness), so you’ve been warned. Not my fave, but I mostly enjoyed it while reading it.
There are a few more dark academia books on my shelves, which I unfortunately cannot include on this list, as I haven’t read them yet. One of them is “The Lake of Dead Languages” by Carol Goodman. Another is “Brideshead Revisited” by Evelyn Waugh. Might edit this post later to add these and more. xx
UPDATE!! (With slightly longer descriptions this time, because people are actually reading this? Reblogging even? Wow!)
- The Lake of Dead Languages (Carol Goodman)
THE ALL-FEMALE DARK ACADEMIA NOVEL WE ALL NEED AND DESERVE…?? The setting is A++. An all-female boarding school in the Adirondack Mountains in New York! There is a lake that features so heavily in the story, it basically counts as a main character. Told from the PoV of a teacher who used to go to the school. There are two close groups of female friends, one in the present timeline, one in the past. Both have dark, dark secrets and both fit the dark academia genre so well! Also, heavy focus on Latin rather than Ancient Greek, which I have all the love for. This one is a gem, so give it a chance!
- Brideshead Revisited (Evelyn Waugh)
An actual classic, as in… first published in 1945. And it reads like it. The beginning came with beautiful vibes! Our young boy Charles starting his time at Oxford, meeting a lot of pretentious people, including one Lord Sebastian Flyte, who Charles is suspiciously fascinated by. Sebastian is the biggest dork to ever dork, carries around with him an actual teddy bear named Aloysius, the absolute madmen?? But it’s all downhill from there, with alcoholism and war and depressing times… And Oxford only really features in the first half or less.
- People Like Us (Dana Mele)
Another rare YA dark academia!! Features a group of Mean Girls who one day, when out at night to go swimming, find one of their classmates floating dead in the lake. Which is an excellent dark academia set-up, let’s be honest. Also, sapphic girls, incredible sapphic girls with really complex relationships! Bi main character! A fun and quick read, much like “Truly Devious”. More descriptions of the beautiful boarding school buildings would have been welcome, but at least we got a few! Anyway, go forth and enjoy this little beauty.
- Party Girls Die in Pearls (Plum Sykes)
Umm… I barely even comprehend this book’s existence? Has a prime dark academia set-up with a murdered girl in Oxford, but I still somehow DNF’d it after about 20 pages?! The main character’s name is Ursula Flowerbutton, and if you think that’s quirky and funny… good for you, you might actually enjoy this book. But you’ll also have to endure descriptions of clothes, oh, so many descriptions of clothes! And for anything unique to Oxford that might make the book fun because only those who know will know… you’ll get a footnote. So actually, everyone will know, with zero effort. Definitely not for me, but if you want to read a glossy magazine style dark academia, knock yourself out, friend!
- The Night Climbers (Ivo Stourton)
Breath-taking! A piece of beauty! Set at Cambridge (and the campus features heavily!), a main character reminiscent of Richard Papen, an intriguing group of new friends that he would do anything to belong with. Including… climbing the buildings of Cambridge at night? Without proper equipment, just with his hands and feet?? Honestly, out of the books on this list, this one is the closest in style and maturity and characterisation to The Secret History! The writing is absolutely gorgeous, the plot fascinating. And it’s dark academia that features a non-violent crime, which works surprisingly well. All in all: A STUNNER THAT FANS OF THE SECRET HISTORY SHOULD CHECK OUT!!
- As I Descended (Robyn Talley)
A queer, sapphic Macbeth retelling?? Also a rare YA dark academia with strong supernatural elements?! The representation is on point, with two hispanic main characters, wlw, mlm and one of the girls in the main couple being disabled! The boarding school setting is also on point (and uniquely different as the school building is actually a former plantation in Virginia). This book is so different and so spooky! It wasn’t perfect and some say the retelling didn’t work 100% (I, personally, felt that the plot slowed down a bit), but the atmosphere is amazing and the characters are pretty cool, too!
Not to worry, my quest to find and read as many DA books as possible isn’t over. So this list might be updates again some time in the future! :)
If you feel like you’ve seen this alread, that’s normal. This list of recommendation has been previously posted on my first account @praestantias which has been deleted for some reasons. So here I am, reposting it.
Hating how elitist and eurocentric the dark academia community became, I would truly appreciate that you leave some recommendation of book written by people of color, for I noticed that I am guilty of the eurocentric part, but I am really want to educate myself and read more non-white books.
Thank you for your suggestions!
anyone else feel like youtube is getting too fucking comfy w/ the multiple ads before every fuckin video??
(That’s a list made by me, a girl who loves The Secret History and is kinda into astrology. Also, that’s just for fun. Feel free to tell me if it suits or not💕)
Richard Papen: Taurus, Cancer
Henry Winter: Virgo, Capricorn
Camilla Macaulay: Libra, Leo
Charles Macaulay: Pisces, Sagittarius
Bunny Corcoran: Gemini, Aries
Francis Abernathy: Aquarius, Scorpio
“And you wish to be a poet; and you wish to be a lover”
the scene in dead poets society where todd says “i can take care of myself just fine” and neil goes “no” and todd is taken aback and says “what do you mean, no?” and neil smiles and says “no” softly
baz in carry on: snow if you hurt this dragon i will literally fucking rip your head off
baz in wayward son: and for my next trick, i will steal a pet cat and drink it
Funny how sex is an irresistible human urge when a man rapes a woman but when a woman gets pregnant and wants an abortion she should have been smarter and thought twice before having sex if she didn’t want a child
My reblog speed tho -
I think I’ve became the flash with how fast I rebloged this
why is this world so rotten
Kat, Dom, Mel and Emily: *Annunce a fourth season of Wynonna Earp*
Me: *Bursts into the room* I CAME AS SOON AS I HEARD
Ravenclaws: Sarcastic and ironic little pieces of trash.
Hufflepuffs: Memes addicts.
Slytherins: They wrote (and are still writing) something like an encyclopedia for insults, from the funniest to the meanest.
Gryffindors: They let first years discover the reason they should never insult a Ravenclaw by convincing them to go and insult them. idk why it seems real to me
okay but adam silvera and becky albertalli are literally out here redefining what the meaning of a happy ending is. i wholeheartedly believe in the power of the ending to what if it’s us and even though it wasn’t what I expected of the ending, there has been no point where I have been disappointed. arthur and ben’s “ending” is not even an end… they have so many roads and avenues they could possibly go down and that feels so much more real to me than any traditional happy ending. they have no idea what’s coming for them or where they stand really, but that’s what life is and it’s beautiful
- Voltron: Legendary Defender
- Harry Potter
- Percy Jackson/ Heroes of Olympus/ Trials of Apollo
- Magnus Chase
- Boku No Hero Academia
- Carry On
- The Flash
- Once Upon A Time
- One Punch Man
- Miraculous Ladybug
- The Mortal Instruments/ The Infernal Devices/ The Dark Artifices
- Mystic Messenger
i’ll follow anyone who reblogs xDD
All the Riordanverse
Piper, sighing over dramatically: I wish there was somewhere I could sit.
Annabeth, pointing at the empty chair beside her without missing a beat: right here.
Piper, not breaking eye contact: *kicks chair over*
Piper: Come on, please.
Piper: *flings herself on Annabeth’s lap* finally :))
Bi girls really deserve the world!
bi boys deserves the world too!