gatsby shit

the signs as shit my english teacher has said

aries: if you start you essay with “In the book The Great Gatsby…” im gonna throw you out that window 

taurus: elvish looks nothing like that

gemini: when we get back, you’re playing the trumpet or I’m failing you

cancer: oh I forget this class doesn’t get irony

leo: I’m definitely lawful good, c’mon, have you met me?

virgo: you guys know what raisins are right?

libra: *uses the word ‘artifice’ 13 times in 3 sentences* 

scorpio: “Jesus Christ” Just Jonathan will do, thanks

sagittarius: I wonder if [Ryan Ross]’s an asshole

capricorn: I respect any song that has heavy breathing as a bass line

aquarius: I fucking hate sublime, like we get it. you smoked weed once and it was cool

pisces: Hamlet’s long, but he’s worth it

Guys oh my god guys

You know Baz Luhrmann? The guy responsible for the movies Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby? If you’ve seen both, you’d probably notice the pattern he follows, which is

Enter main character who’s all hopeful and has dreams and shit > enter possible love interest who’s known to the people by something (eg. “The sparkling diamond”, the guy who throws the parties) > enter conflict/s that may pose as reputation or life threat to one, if not both, of the characters > possible love interest dies > moody and bitter main character > tells his story one day to some person via writing a story or a person he directly talks to

But then oh god guys why havent we seen this before

ELIBARRA

Jay:

Mm. You sound like Nick.

The truth is, I can’t help my jealousy. It’s hard to make anyone understand. This… McKee fellow that’s been haunting the ask box for some time… The fact that it was a fling is no matter to me. What matters is that he can probably preform better than myself at various tasks. I don’t think Nick would leave, but…

I can’t afford to lose another lover.

He’s the only one I care about and I don’t think I would come out alright if someone just came by and stole my darling Old Sport away from me.

Mr. McKee is a threat.

the blue smoke of brittle leaves (listen here)

Nick Carraway, after Gatsby’s death and the end of the novel

Band Of Horses - The Funeral
The Smiths - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Lana Del Rey - Dark Paradise (Male Cover)
Labyrinth Ear - Navy Light
Bright Eyes - Lover I Don’t Have to Love
Doves - Kingdom of rust
Rob Dougan - I’m Not Driving Anymore - Furious Angels Album
Woven hand - Sparrow falls
BADBADNOTGOOD - Confessions
Lana Del Rey - Old Money
Pond - You Broke My Cool
Porcelain Raft - Drifting In And Out

things associated w karth:

  • rococo
  • victorian era french women’s fashion
  • early 1900s american men / fashion (think great gatsby shit)
  • electro swing
  • sphynx cats
  • pink (esp lacy/frilly/fancy stuff)
  • oversized fur coats
  • ?
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MODERN LADIES: Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby)

She was careless—she smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into her money or vast carelessness, and let other people clean up the mess she had made.