Dark Academia Tag

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If you’re reading this post when it goes up, then it’s my first day back at work! While I get back into the swing of things, my posting schedule may be sporadic.

Anyway I found this tag on The Book Pusher’s channel and have been meaning to do it for a while. The tag was created by * e m m i e * and CarolynMarieReads. Now, put on your blazers and grab your classic texts. It’s time for some dark academia.


  1. What is your favorite “academia” or “dark” book and/or movie?
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

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This is the book that really cemented my love of dark academia. But the main reason it’s my favorite piece of dark academia media is because it’s gay and full of Shakespeare. Side note: when is Rio going to write another book? I need more of her work in my life.


  1. What dead poet would you like to have a drink with?
Sappho

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Why? Because I would like to bang the Original Lesbian. Or maybe we can just, like, yearn together.


  1. What is your favorite painting and/or sculpture?
Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

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To be honest, I don’t really have a favorite painting or sculpture, but this one has always appealed to me.


  1. What is your favorite architectural marvel?
Pyramids

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This is mainly because we don’t know how the Ancient Egyptians built them. They had to have come up with some ingenious way to carry and put together those heavy blocks, but to this day there’s no evidence we’ve found of what way it was.


  1. What Shakespeare play would you want to be the lead in?
Othello

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Okay, so technically Othello is the lead in Othello. But the character who drives the play and has the most lines and stage time is Iago. He is one of my all-time favorite villains and I would love to play him.


  1. How many languages do you speak and which language would you most like to learn?

Sadly, I only speak English. I do know some Spanish, having taken four Spanish classes in high school and a refresher course in college. I’m nowhere near fluent though. I think that’s the language I’d most like to learn simply because of how beneficial a language it is to know in America.


  1. What is your favorite quote (from poetry, prose, plays, etc.)?

“Strange, isn’t it? To love a book. When the words on the pages become so precious that they feel like part of your own history because they are.” -Erin Morgenstern, “The Starless Sea”


  1. Which fictional character’s death is your ideal way to go?
Will Herondale
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I mean, he literally dies of old age surrounded by all his loved ones.


  1. Which university/college would you most like to attend?
Greendale from Community

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It just looks like so much fun. I’m genuinely so sad real college isn’t like this.


  1. What is your murder weapon or murder method of choice?

I’m just saying, what better way is there to get rid of a body than to dissolve it in acid? That’s just a hypothetical, FBI agent assigned to my computer.


  1. What mythology would you most like to be a part of?
Norse

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While I’m most familiar with Greek and Roman mythology, Norse mythology is actually part of my heritage. I’m ¼ Swedish and Sweden is in Scandanavia where Norse mythology is from.


  1. If you had to do a PhD, what would you choose to do it on?

I have a Bachelor’s in creative writing, so why not continue that all the way to a doctorate? I have thought about going back for my Master’s because I miss college, but I still have a lot of student loans to pay from the first go around so… maybe not.


  1. Which fictional character would you die for?
Kell Maresh
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I literally just finished rereading Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab and have renewed my love for this man. I’ve “adopted” a lot of fictional characters as my children, but Kell was the first. We have a special bond. I will be the parent he deserves and die for him if I have to.


Rapid Fire (Pick one!):
  1. Leather-bound or cloth-bound books
  2. Dog-earring pages or highlighting pages
  3. Sculptures or paintings
  4. Piano or violin
  5. Films or theatre
  6. Poetry or prose
  7. Museums or bookshops
  8. Smell of books or smell of coffee/tea
  9. Fountain pen or typewriter
  10. New books or used books

I tag Gerry of The Book Nook UK and Isabelle of Nine Tale Vixen!


Do you have any answers to any of these questions? Let me know in the comments!

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