May contain: Logic, theories & Schemes (Malevolent, Benevolent and Benign). A chorus of children. War, Peace and a thousand elephants.
Thursday, 5 April 2012
A - Z Challenge: F is for Frankenstein and also for Flint, Eric
WHAT IS IT?
Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheis is a book written by Mary Shelly. It was
first published in 1818 and the fact that it remains firmly embedded
in our collective conciousness should tell you something about the
quality of the work.
is always a danger, when this topic is brought up, of some clever
“Actually. Frankenstein was the scientist, not the
the smug cough that follows isn't compulsory but if he gives one then please feel free
to give him a smack for me.
best comeback for Dr Von Clever is as follows:
"Actually Frankensteins monster was ultimately a noble creature. Admittedly he murdered and terrorized the region but this was all in reaction to humanities own actions towards him. You might draw the conclusion that the monster was the perfect Dr Jekyll to Victors Mr Hyde"
"and I'm sure you can see that that the creation of the monster was a mistake which ultimately cost Victor Von Frankenstein his life, his fiancées life and also whatever good name his family may have once held."
WHERE DO YOU GET IT?
Graveyard will supply you with the raw materials. Hardware stores
will give you the necessary equipment and the Internet will quickly
hook you up with all manner of Tesla Coils 
Igor is optional but shows you strive for authenticity.
USING IT IN REAL LIFE:
having created your monster and done the “It's Alive! It's Alive!”
routine which, lets be honest, is really the whole reason that you
started down this course you'll find that you've got a person with
tremendous strength but an almost completely blank slate.
train him up and send him out into the world, living vicariously
through his work stories. Possibly he could be sent down to the shops with a grocery list. Of course now that you've perfected the art of creation you might slap a few more together with the objective of renting them out to interested parties
USING IT IN WRITING:
sure that you are legally allowed to use Shellys creations in your
work. Even though her work has long been in the public domain it is
possible that there is still an estate or similar just waiting to
unleash the children of the night. 
The Frankenstein book ties
very neatly into the Nazi occultism of the Thule Society and the whole concept of the Aryan Ubermensch. Admittedly the Nazi occult angle has been done many
times in the past but go right ahead 
it escapes whatever plans your mad scientist has for it and tries to
make his way in the world.
if he embraced evil and ruled the underworld as a crime boss
his creator never recoiled in fear when the monster took his first
maybe that he could be on the run from divine forces who are tasked
with his destruction
MIGHT ONE TAKE OVER THE WORLD WITH IT?
is also for
I'll pause to point out that this is the first of these reviews that isn't for an author who writes long series! 
Eric Flint writes in the science fiction genre and a particular trait of his work is that the officers are generally loudmouthed idiots and the bureaucracy levels have been turned up to 11.
My favourite book, and also the one that best illustrates this, is Rats, Bats and Vats which follows a small band of soldiers who have been trapped behind enemy lines. Of course the soldiers are genetically enhanced rats and bats working under the command of a single human who is distinctly lower class.
Into this mix is thrust a daughter of one of the most powerful shareholders who has been kidnapped by her tutor. 
I recommend his works to anyone who enjoys a well written piece of work that can be finished quickly.
worry about him making any kind of comeback to all this. It's
practically a given that he's never read the book or even seen
Borris Karlof as the monster. This is all coming from a late night
viewing of a documentary entitled Hollywoods Greatest Monsters or
if you don't have Tesla Coils and strange Steampunk devices strewn
about the place then what's the point?
called mad science for a reason.
rather than vampires. They tend to go for the wallet rather than
the jugular and if you get bitten by one you usually don't become
beating up Nazi's never gets old.
This has no bearing on anything but I thought I should mention it in passing.
The pair hate each other on sight and we all know what that means.