whimsical ramblings // music, books, moodboards

It’s been a while since I did a rambling, chatty kind of a post and I’m in the mood for one so here we go. Imagine me burrowed in blankets in a dark room with a mug of hot coffee as it’s lightly drizzling outside while I’m writing this- because that’s literally what I’m doing (except the coffee, that’s just for aesthetic purposes).

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These days, music is my background sound. Travelling, walking, sleeping, existing- all I do during these things is listen to music. So, allow me to bless your ears with my recommendations. (By the way, as I’m writing this, I’m listening to Twenty One Pilot’s new music and Jumpsuits is a freaking roller-coaster; one that’s going to be stuck in my head for a long time now- along with Nico and the Niners).

The album that I’ve been listening to on repeat since it came out and will keep on listening to until my ears bleed is- drumroll please- Pray For The Wicked by Panic! At The Disco!

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This album is a masterpiece. This is art. This is my snatched wig. I just, I love it, okay? I freaking love every single song on this. The whole album feels like a musical soundtrack, you know? And I absolutely love it when pop rock bands make songs that sound like musicals because that’s two of my favorite things combined.

My favorite songs from Pray For The Wicked are- Roaring 20s, High Hopes, Old Fashioned and Dancing’s Not a Crime. Although I’m in love with every single song.

As for my other recommendations, it’s July and it’s raining all the time here, so obviously, I made a Rainy Day Mix that I shall now share with thee.

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fuck it and whatever // the echo friendly

sweater weather // the neighbourhood

cars and telephones // arcade fire

breaking free // night riots

paris // the 1975

fingertips // onerepublic

need you now // lady antebellum

riptide // vance joy

Favorite recent lyric?

I’m an apostrophe; I’m just a symbol to remind you that there’s more to see.”

Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons (literature porn, tbh).

I also make book playlists, some of which I’ve uploaded here so you can check them out here-

Melancholy // Lord Of Shadows

MADNESS // The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer

Moving on, something else that I’ve been obsessed with lately is Pinterest.

I mean, I suppose, everyone’s obsessed with Pinterest all the time but I’m getting obsessed with making moodboards and aesthetics for books and characters. Here are some of them:

I’m just a guy looking for a king.”

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Gansey from The Raven Boys

gansey~ an obsessed nerd who wants to find a dead welsh king and owns bOAT shoes and likes avocado on his pizza and adores his ’73 Camaro because- not despite- it keeps breaking down and he’s all vintage watches and faded maps and old tape recorders.

He was a miracle of moving parts, a study in survival.”

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Adam Parrish from The Raven Boys

adam~ this hardworking, self sacrificing, bisexual guy with faded shirts, beat up shoes, unreadable looks and rare, heartbreaking smiles with a broken home and a found family of strange teenagers.

She said, “I just want to pretend. I want to pretend that I could.”

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Blue Sargent from The Raven Boys

blue~ a raging feminist with an obsession with yogurt who lives in a house full of female psychics, punches people when they’re being annoying but also jumps on made up beds when no one’s home.

I didn’t do aesthetic boards for Ronan and Noah yet but can you tell I’m obsessed with The Raven Cycle?? I’m guessing yes. If you’re wondering why, it’s because of the way these books feel- like long road trips and orange juice runs at 2 am and oversized sweaters next to bornfires and black blazers and beat up shoes and laughter in cars and it’s singing at the top of your lungs and hiking up a mountain and riding bikes and building blanket forts. I ❤ them.

“I won’t be like them. I won’t let you let me be.”

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Andrew and Neil // The Foxhole Court

At this point, I don’t even need to talk about this trilogy anymore.

I love my parents’ murderer; I suppose I could love anyone.”

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Serious question- is making moodboards and aesthetics a viable career option? Asking for a friend.
Me. I am the friend.

So, that’s it for me! Recommend me some of your favorite or recently listened to songs and favorite lyrics (because I’M HUNGRY FOR SOME GOOD PICKS AND I TRUST YOU GUYS) <3.


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22 thoughts on “whimsical ramblings // music, books, moodboards”

  1. love your moodboards. i’m obsessed with pinterest too, haha. great post, by the way. i love music so much. if i’m not reading, i’m listening to music. some of my favorite bands being knuckle puck and real friends. they are pop punk bands. i also been really loving some indie bands like waxahatchee, camp cope, and joyride!.

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    1. There’s something about Sweater Weather that’s so indie and chill but also it totally gives you the winter/rain vibes.
      And omg, your first fave song is a OneRepublic song!! *whoops because I’m a generally cringey person*

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  2. YOU MADE THESE AESTHETICS?
    THEY’RE SO FREAKING AWESOME! I definitely believe that nowadays you can make a career of basically anything you’re truly passionate about, so if they make you happy just keep on doing them! 🙂 (Also, I would honestly pay you to do aesthetics of my books because I suck at that haha.)

    Panic at the Disco ♥

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    1. THANK YOU HAHA. I was wondering what’s up with you because I wasn’t seeing a lot of you lately! ALSO, OMG. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before but I would love love love love to make aesthetics of Dean & Lily! (If you don’t mind)- I’m already thinking about all the designs lol.
      ❤️❤️

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