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wickedclothes:

Wraparound Bunny Ring

Rabbits are known as a symbol of good luck. Be sure to keep a rabbit hanging off of your finger with this nickel-free ring. Sold on Etsy.

iguanamouth:

youre gonna look so godamn cool

mysideofreality:

I get so excited when people send me asks, like you could literally just send me one that says pancakes and I’d be so flattered that you took the time to send me that

dean-and-his-gay-thing:

I need season 10 to consist of everyone telling Sam:

"You have one hell of a brother."

and Sam’s bitchface

findinghomeinabook:

gracereadsbooksandreviewsthem:

findinghomeinabook:

written-beast:

my special skill is being able to remove stickers off of books

I am so jealous of you rn I wish I could do that

Use a blow-dryer to heat up the sticker and it’ll come right off.

WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU ON EARTH THANK YOU FRIEND

Do you have any recommendations for people that loved The Secret History?

mythandrists:

"Do I have recommendations" like do I have bones in my body

If you like books about reading books, intellectualism, decadence, and “the education of our heroes”:

  • Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series (The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game, The Prisoner of Heaven, to be continued): A little boy discovers that someone is burning his favourite author’s books and a whole world of intrigue is opened up. Sort of feels like you’re reading something forbidden. Absolutely perfect writing and oh-my-god scenery and characters.
  • Tom Stoppard, Arcadia: A play about a girl who discovers a new mathematical principle, among other things. Insanely good dialogue.
  • Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch: A bildungsroman about a boy and a painting, which I’ve heard called “The Secret History but with art instead of Classics.”
  • Carol Goodman, The Lake of Dead Languages: More about the horrors of high school than actual intellectualism, I guess, but it’s a good read. The main character is a boarding-school Latin teacher. TW: Mental health issues, suicide.
  • Gregory Maguire: Wicked: Okay, hear me out. The book’s massively different than the musical. There’s about 500% more university hijinks, a questionable sex club, research everywhere, and 100% more bloodshed and character deaths. Plus philosophical ponderings about fictional gods.
  • E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks: This is a YA book about a boarding school where a secret society of high school boys goof around and do pseudo-intellectual shit together, while a real intellectual girl gets sick of being told she’s not allowed in the boys’ club and decides to one-up them. Much lighter tone than TSH, but I love it.

If you like main characters who are total assholes and/or unreliable narrators:

  • Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves: Sort of like a horror-novel mindfuck … but for intellectuals. Minotaur analogies included. TW: Rape, misogyny, mental health issues, generally really fucked up shit.
  • Lev Grossman, The Magicians: A somewhat different tone, but this is basically what TSH would have been if Richard were learning magic instead of Classics.

If you liked hearing Julian and the Greek students rant about “beauty is terror” and you like to think about Henry’s role as a monster messiah:

If you like Greek mythology and murder-myths with a side of homoerotic subtext:

And I’ll just throw in a bit of old-school English lit:

  • Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway: This one makes me think of Camilla after Hampden. Among other things. TW: Suicide, mental health issues.
  • James Joyce, Dubliners: A collection of short stories featuring unreliable narrators and men who emasculate themselves without even trying. I especially recommend “The Dead.”

If you’re interested in TV shows too, I’d recommend the first season (only) of NBC’s Hannibal (for poetic dialogue and monster-philosophy), Penny Dreadful (for a group of intellectual monsters/outcasts who keep sleeping with each other), and NBC Kings (for the dialogue and the deadly decadent court).