Romantic Poet movies that haven’t happened yet but should.
  • A trippy Coleridge visual album scored completely in acid rock, in the style of Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
  • A beautiful Wordsworth movie in the style of a Rogers and Hammerstein musical + the 1994 version of The Secret Garden.
  • A weird Blake movie that’s half animated in a very experimental but disquieting style and has a good message but makes little kids cry.
  • An indie, anachronistic Shelley movie that’s got a lot of interesting visual effects and shaggy hair and is scored in 1960s protest songs.
  • A ridiculous, huge-budget Lord Byron movie directed by Baz Luhrmann and featuring an almost exclusively hip hop soundtrack. (It’s the only way to do it.)
  • A Keats musical with lots of Amelie-style reality-bending effects and an entire soundtrack by Hozier and/or Sufjan Stevens.

I find it really hilarious that John Keats spent basically his entire career doing the literary equivalent of waving his little fists in the air and telling his contemporaries “fuckin fight me” when, for instance

I don’t see this ending well for you, small fry.


To the anon who messaged me, here are the photos you asked for. And to those who have not yet seen this card/letter, this is a card from my personal collection sent from Jeffrey Dahmer to one of his pen-pals in 1994 while he was incarcerated. The card folds out and on the inside there is a typed letter to his pen-pal, Mary; one of the very few people that Dahmer wrote to while in prison. The card itself is hand signed ‘Love, Jeff’. As you can tell from the letter, Dahmer was quite the sweet talker and is actually very charming. In the letter he quotes William Shakespeare and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  

coleridges  asked:

horrible exorcists + 35 ???

this contains some iffy translation convention, but i’m too tired to avoid it. and like my previous ficlet, some weird tense-switching happenings that made sense to me at the time.

(You can’t start a fire without a spark.)

His mother was the one who taught him the value of writing a proper letter. She set him to work scratching out crude practice invitations and inquiries as soon as he could string together hiragana.

There are principles to a good letter: it must be concise, it must be personal, and it must be clear. The letter he sent to the Natsume boy was not a particularly good one — it rambled, it betrayed uncertainty. But then, he never really expected it to be read.

Typically, if he isn’t satisfied with what he’s written, he won’t send it at all. One letter lies discarded in the back of a desk drawer, where it has lain for years. It begins, Dear Shuuichi-san, and ends, I wish you would, because he never thought of a proper resolution.

Tonight, it is too late, the shadows in his room a bit too sharp and dark, so he has made several errors already, let ink smear and characters tilt off-center. He doesn’t mind, because this letter isn’t going to be read, either. It begins, Dear Natori-san, and ends, I know how you, because he is giving up on writing any more.

His mother always chid him for leaving things unfinished, though, so he adds the word interfered so at least the sentence is complete.

I wish you would — he remembers the letter, but not how he had meant to conclude it. It had to have been something too selfish for him to entertain now. 

signs as Romantics era poets
  • Aries: John Keats
  • Taurus: Christina Rossetti
  • Gemini: Robert Burns
  • Cancer: William Wordsworth
  • Leo: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Virgo: William Blake
  • Libra: Hannah More
  • Scorpio: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Sagittarius: Thomas Moore
  • Capricorn: Lord Byron
  • Aquarius: Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Pisces: Mary Robinson