Aesthetics Wiki

My aesthetic: Suburban Los Angeles in the 1970s, the streets of Harajuku, Parisian balconies. Baby the Stars Shine Bright and Dior. Blood and butterfly wings. Runaway brides, vengeful ghosts, Edwardian schoolgirls. The New Yorker magazine and antique fairy tale books. Strawberry mochi and platters of silvery chilled oysters. Something like a rabid lap dog dressed in pink ribbon.

Hello! I became fascinated with aesthetics when I first hopped onto 8tracks, Polyvore, and tumblr in 2015 (peak tumblr era lol). After seeing the rise of many online communities and learning the importance of archiving as an art history student, I decided to help this wiki grow.

When I am not doing work for university or editing this wiki, I'm doing Duolingo, fangirling over Hannibal meta, making playlists, reading P.G. Wodehouse and Fitzgerald novels, sewing, watching true crime YouTube, browsing through tumblr, playing Don't Starve, or trying to collect all of the freakin Riddler trophies in the Batman Arkham series.

I have my hands in a lot of pies, but I'm slowly writing chunks of information, often supplemented with citations. Something that I'm also doing is conducting interviews with aesthetics that are more ephemeral and at the risk of dying, such as Morute and Trailer Park Princess. I need a lot of help with the 101 pages, I am not a person who knows music, sadly :(

The newest project I am doing is analyzing the history, growth of community, rationale, and influences of the aesthetic a la art history papers. Please message me if you are interested in joining me.

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