religion and frankenstein
Haven't posted for a few days, and here's why: all my writing time has been going into an essay titled "Religion and Science in Mary Shelly's Frankenstein". Which entailed, like, research, and stuff. And I couldn't use the f-word, which severly limits my creative potential.

I've had a Frankenstein themed life lately. I read the book, talked about it in class, then bought the newest F'nstein (as I've come to call it) movie, then the new Dean Koontz book (review coming), then the essay. Among a few other things...even named my test site "The Workshop of Filthy Creation", after a (appropriate) line from that book. I even realized that the two letter in my last name everyone is constantly screwing up are the same "ei" combination in "Frankenstein", spelled and pronounced the same. So from now on when someone screws it up, I can just say, "As in Frankenstein", like anybody will know what the hell I mean

Anywho, I can't imagine anybody else would be interested in it, but I posted the essay on my test blog, out of sheer vanity and to prove I'm not a total slacker (and, perhaps to prove my utter dorkiness). If, by chance, you have read the original Frankenstein, or care about what Mary Shelly is saying about religion in her book, or just enjoy obscure literary criticism, give it a shot. It runs about 1300 words worth. Keep in mind that the point of the essay isn't my views on religion and science, but what I think her views are.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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