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the self

our own creation

a life’s work ending only

when we do – l’chaim


The Last Man on Earth

No rating due to cannot find the bloody film

In a nutshell: Apparently this 1924 silent comedy is a light-hearted pun on a world ruled by women. 928 more words


"Writing is the work of megalomaniacs and monsters..." (Quote)

“Writing is the work of megalomaniacs and monsters, and we are never done with it, nor it with us.”

Revising FrankensteinAlison Kinney

50 Books- Frankenstein


Only six weeks in, and six books finished.  Ugh, I feel like I should be much farther! I can’t tell if it is simply because I am only beginning or if I should actually be farther, but I suspect the later.  880 more words


Romantic Elements Found in Volume I of Frankenstein

  • Beauty and tranquility: “If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no ally can possibly mis, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind (36).” “While I watched the storm, so beautiful yet terrific, I wandered on with a hasty step.
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Sir John Franklin and Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'

The Guardian tells us today: The grisly and mysterious tale of two British ships that disappeared in the Arctic in 1845 has baffled generations and sparked one of history’s longest rescue searches. 604 more words

today's birthday: Luigi Galvani (1737)

Luigi Galvani (1737)

While experimenting with electricity, Galvani, an Italian physicist and physician, noticed that a frog’s leg contracted when it was touched with charged metal. 53 more words