The Excessively Detailed Headcanon Tumblr Meme


Send me some numbers and a character name and I will tell you:

  1. What does their bedroom look like?
  2. Do they have any daily rituals?
  3. Do they exercise, and if so, what do they do? How often?
  4. What would they do if they needed to make dinner but the kitchen was busy?
  5. Cleanliness habits (personal, workspace, etc.)
  6. Eating habits and sample daily menu
  7. Favorite way to waste time and feelings surrounding wasting time
  8. Favorite indulgence and feelings surrounding indulging
  9. Makeup?
  10. Neuroses? Do they recognize them as such?
  11. Intellectual pursuits?
  12. Favorite book genre?
  13. Sexual Orientation? And, regardless of own orientation, thoughts on sexual orientation in general?
  14. Physical abnormalities? (Both visible and not, including injuries/disabilities, long-term illnesses, food-intolerances, etc.)
  15. Biggest and smallest short term goal?
  16. Biggest and smallest long term goal?
  17. Preferred mode of dress and rituals surrounding dress
  18. Favorite beverage?
  19. What do they think about before falling asleep at night?
  20. Childhood illnesses? Any interesting stories behind them?
  21. Turn-ons? Turn-offs?
  22. Given a blank piece of paper, a pencil, and nothing to do, what would happen?
  23. How organized are they? How does this organization/disorganization manifest in their everyday life?
  24. Is there one subject of study that they excel at? Or do they even care about intellectual pursuits at all?
  25. How do they see themselves 5 years from today?
  26. Do they have any plans for the future? Any contingency plans if things don’t workout?
  27. What is their biggest regret?
  28. Who do they see as their best friend? Their worst enemy?
  29. Reaction to sudden extrapersonal disaster (eg The house is on fire! What do they do?)
  30. Reaction to sudden intrapersonal disaster (eg close family member suddenly dies)
  31. Most prized possession?
  32. Thoughts on material possessions in general?
  33. Concept of home and family?
  34. Thoughts on privacy? (Are they a private person, or are they prone to ‘TMI’?)
  35. What activities do they enjoy, but consider to be a waste of time?
  36. What makes them feel guilty?
  37. Are they more analytical or more emotional in their decision-making?
  38. Would they consider themselves a Type A or Type B personality?
  39. What recharges them when they’re feeling drained?
  40. Would you say that they have a superiority-complex? Inferiority-complex? Neither?
  41. How misanthropic are they?
  42. Hobbies?
  43. How far did they get in formal education? What are their views on formal education vs self-education?
  44. Religion?
  45. Superstitions or views on the occult?
  46. Do they express their thoughts through words or deeds?
  47. If they were to fall in love, who (or what) is their ideal?
  48. How do they express love?
  49. If this person were to get into a fist fight, what is their fighting style like?
  50. Is this person afraid of dying? Why or why not?

Literature meme: [½] movements


Romanticism was an intellectual, artistic, and literary movement, beginning in the late 18th and maturing in the 19th century. In many ways Romanticism was a counter-attack to the cold formality of Classicism; the Romantics fought rationality and calculated self-expression by glorifying intense emotions such as passion, awe, and fear. Romanticism also prized traditions and customs, and was the beginning of the revival of medievalism.

Romanticism valued everything exotic and unusual, choosing to escape to lands unknown instead of accepting the industrialism and urbanization that was becoming more and more common in Europe. The movement valued nature and solitude, especially the poetry, which often addressed the reader directly to allow them to be swept away into the world and the story that the writer had woven for that purpose. The Romantic hero was different from the layman in both mental and physical aspects, and was often meant to serve as an example to raise the quality of society.

In England, the golden age of Romanticism started waning in the 1820s after the deaths of four Six Great Romantic Poets and the lack of any new work from the surviving two. Overall, Romanticism continued as the prevalent movement until the 1850s when it was largely replaced by Realism. In Eastern Europe, however, Romanticism was closely tied to the several national awakenings within Imperial Russia and thus the movement didn’t often begin until the second half of the 19th century. 

Notable Romantics include Alexander Pushkin, William Wordsworth, Alexandre Dumas, José de Espronceda, Sir Walter Scott, Camilo Castelo Branco, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, John Keats, Mary Shelley, and the Brontë siblings.


Matt Hitt for Margaret Howell F/W 11

(when asked about his favorites to read) Ernest Hemingway, JD Salinger, and I really like this poet named Gregory Corso. He was a Beat poet. He was pals with Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. He’s my favourite poet.


The Secret History characters as literature genres

↳ Francis Abernathy as dark romanticism

He lives in the house in the mountains all by himself; it’s said that the few who dare trespass on the enormous grounds of the mansion are never seen again. There are some who say he’s some sort of a demonic beast, while others are sure he’s a fallen angel. Neither is correct.


“Fleur Delacour, whose whole narrative is wrapped up in her physical beauty until the point where she stands up and says hey, it’s not. Fleur Delacour, the Beauxbaxton’s champion, Fleur Delacour who stands with the Order, Fleur Delacour who loves and fights with fierce devotion […] How is this someone to hate?” (x

P E R S E P H O N E  S P E A K S 

a collection of poetry written for persephone, the goddess of the spring who bit a god in the wrist and descended to the underworld to rule hell and hades and devoured the pomegranate and those who stood in her way to maintain her throne there

part i. PERSEPHONE by UltimateOutlaw

She, who in the hell-halls of Hades feasts—
Who ate from these, three pomegranate seeds,
Maiden of Spring, became the Iron Queen.


Mother, you don’t understand; I made Hades run to me
He saw my bones beneath and offered me half his kingdom.
Do you really think I ate the fruit unwillingly?

part iii. PERSEPHONE THE WANDERER by Louise Gluck

Persephone is having sex in hell.
Unlike the rest of us, she doesn’t know
what winter is, only that
she is what causes it.


You asked me, mother, why I only ate six seeds, then
and I didn’t know what to say, way back when. 

part v. PERSEPHONE by Emily Palermo

they’ve kept the truth
about persephone a secret
burying it deep below


he calls me his lady
but he knows
i am a queen

part vii. I AM NOT MEANT TO SERVE by S.A.

one month to pluck your heartstrings,
two months to seize your kingdom,
and the third to rule it

part viii. PERSEPHONE by D.S. 

she swallowed the seeds as  
willingly as she will one day
swallow the w o r l d  

good witches do not
wear dresses of peonies
they do not say
“i am a good witch”
they are not caricatures
of happiness.

good witches wear
night colored cloaks
they run with
bare feet
exposed limbs
through the forest

they jump over stone walls
laughing as the
sticks crack
beneath them.
they drum their fingers
on tables and
divine your future
in sidewalk cracks
and cups of tea.

they do not say
“i am a good witch”
they smirk and
make you figure it out
for yourself.

—  good witches (a.n.)

The Secret History characters as literature genres

↳ Richard Papen as sentimentalism

He strives for the picturesque, always taking notes and keeping the events of his life documented in ways that make them seem more beautiful than they actual were. He’s in love with the idea of love, with the idea that even the most terrible of things can be glorious in their own way.

90’s kids in the 2010’s // draco malfoy

his family has been pure long before the world had any concept of purity - surviving, no, thriving on the idea of corruption as the means to remain on their pedestal. it’s a clever sort of wandless magic, really, one that has afforded him the name to hold court in back alleys and hotel ballrooms. and so he smirks, and smokes his contraband cigarettes, and beds girls to piss his father off. but even he knows that you can only want what you are not yet capable of losing. 


francis: there are such things as ghosts. people everywhere have always known that. and we believe in them every bit as much as homer did. only now, we call them by different names. memory. the unconscious.
camilla: do you mind if we change the subject? please?

Astrology Aesthetics [10/12] Capricorn

Considered the most serious-minded of the signs, the Capricorn possesses an independence that allows for considerable progress both personally and on the job. They are best suited for urban environments with culture and style, anyplace to be in charge.

side A: hades [listen]
i. sleep through summer; now now every children | ii. heart swells/100-1; los campesinos! | iii. harsh realm; widowspeak | iv. breezeblocks; alt-j | v. you destroy me; vast | vi. smokey taboo; cocorosie | vii. everlasting light; the black keys | viii. luv, hold me down; drowners

side B: persephone [listen]
i. we were wealthy; wye oak | ii. heavy in your arms; florence and the machine | iii. amsterdam; daughter | iv. cosmic love; florence | v. candles; daughter | vi. viices; made in heights | vii. a handsome stranger called death; foe | viii. run run run; celeste buckingham

gothic locations around the world: southern california 

it is summer. the sun is shining. it is winter. the sun is shining. you aren’t certain, upon reflection, when the last time was that the sun was not shining. when the rain starts, everyone around you panics. what do they know that you don’t? (insp)