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Parasha: Frankenstein March 6th reading


Ingolstadt is still not Transylvania! Sheesh, what kind of horror novel is this? Tsk tsk...

Oh sure dying woman, play matchmaker with your two "children"! Anyone else find that a bit creepy, even if they aren't related by blood? Although at least now it appears she was to consider them "uncle" and "cousins" rather than actual immediate family.

More Foreshadowing and Foreboding, being layered on with a trowel. Yes yes, I think we get the idea that you had a Nasty Dark Evil Brooding Fate hanging over your head, woe is you.

Anyhow, Little Victor is off to college. And definitely a Mad Scientist in training - apparently his problem with the sciences is that the people pursuing them just don't have grand enough vision. They don't want things like immortality, goshdurnit, they just want little petty things! How boring!

Anyhow, this is still the setting-up stage of things, but definitely starting to focus, now. Things are starting to develop.

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khedron
Mar. 7th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
I can't decide if the mother's bit about hoping to see V. & E.'s "union" was creepy or not, possibly because it's all relative -- it's less creepy than bringing home an adopted orphan and saying, "Here, Victor, it's a gift!" I think that's up there on the list of Bad Parenting Techniques along with "Don't name your child 'Knives'".

Anyhow, Little Victor is off to college. And definitely a Mad Scientist in training - apparently his problem with the sciences is that the people pursuing them just don't have grand enough vision. They don't want things like immortality, goshdurnit, they just want little petty things! How boring!

What got me is that he didn't take Professor Krempe's advice because he was ugly. Man, what an ass.

(ObGeek: As if we needed any more evidence that Victor was a high-INT/low-WIS character...)
stormfeather
Mar. 7th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
*groan*
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stormfeather
Mar. 7th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
Which reminds me... not only is the cheerful resignation creepy, but the whole "let's hold a long sweet unselfish monologue on my deathbed while dying of a weakening illness" thing was a) creepy and b) frankly a bit silly, I thought.
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