A Tattered Page: Dr. Frankenstein

Tonight's presentation brings you the second installment featuring A Tattered Page, a new Second Life event. The event is quarterly and the theme is based on a book. A real book...not a movie! The book used for inspiration the first round is Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. In order to participate in this event, everyone involved had to read the story and interpret it with their designs/blog posts.The exclusive items designed by the participating designers will be available at their stores between November 7th - 30th.

In my last post I featured select quotes and images featuring the monster from Frankenstein. The monster, commonly known as Frankenstein from the movies, comic books and graphic novels, actually never was given a name in Mary Shelley's original version. He was always referred to as "The Monster". In fact, the Monster detested the name Frankenstein. It represented the cause of his misery, his creator, his father, his betrayer, the one who abandoned him in creation when he needed family, a friend, the most. Tonight I present to you (long dramatic pause) Dr. Frankenstein.



"From this day natural philosophy, and particularly chemistry, in the most comprehensive sense of the term, became nearly my sole occupation. I read with ardour those works, so full of genius and discrimination, which modern inquirers have written on these subjects." 


"As I applied so closely, it may be easily conceived that my progress was rapid. My ardour was indeed the astonishment of the students, and my proficiency that of the masters.... Two years passed in this manner, during which I paid no visit to Geneva, but was engaged, heart and soul, in the pursuit of some discoveries, which I hoped to make. None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science." (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 4)



"Not that, like a magic scene, it all opened upon me at once: the information I had obtained was of a nature rather to direct my endeavours so soon as I should point them towards the object of my search, than to exhibit that object already accomplished. I was like the Arabian who had been buried with the dead, and found a passage to life, aided only by one glimmering, and seemingly ineffectual, light." 


"Remember, I am not recording the vision of a madman. The sun does not more certainly shine in the heavens, than that which I now affirm is true. Some miracle might have produced it, yet the stages of the discovery were distinct and probable. After days and nights of incredible labour and fatigue, I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation and life; nay, more, I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter." (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 4)



" Often, after the rest of the family had retired for the night, I took the boat, and passed many hours upon the water. Sometimes, with my sails set, I was carried by the wind; and sometimes, after rowing into the middle of the lake, I left the boat to pursue its own course, and gave way to my own miserable reflections. "


"I was often tempted, when all was at peace around me, and I the only unquiet thing that wandered restless in a scene so beautiful and heavenly if I except some bat, or the frogs, whose harsh and interrupted croaking was heard only when I approached the shore--often, I say, I was tempted to plunge into the silent lake, that the waters might close over me and my calamities for ever."  (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 9)



"I had been calm during the day; but so soon as night obscured the shapes of objects, a thousand fears arose in my mind. I was anxious and watchful, while my right hand grasped a pistol which was hidden in my bosom; every sound terrified me; but I resolved that I would sell my life dearly, and not shrink from the conflict until my own life, or that of my adversary, was extinguished."


"I continued some time walking up and down the passages of the house, and inspecting every corner that might afford a retreat to my adversary. But I discovered no trace of him, and was beginning to conjecture that some fortunate chance had intervened to prevent the execution of his menaces, ....  Several hours passed, and I remained near my window gazing on the sea; it was almost motionless, for the winds were hushed, and all nature reposed under the eye of the quiet moon. ." (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 20 & 23) 



MATERIALS USED: 
Tameless, Malinda Hair, Natural, 250l
Deluxe Body Factory, Oliver Skin, Choco Tone, November Group Gift
Cahi Store - David Shape, 595L
BlakOpal, Hawkesworth Outfit - Brown, Free Gift
Ikon Ascension Eyes, Blue, 150l
✫ Eclectic Muse, Professor Waldman's Lab, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event
Spyralle,  Daemon Light, 200l, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event
Souzou Eien, Blast Gloggles, 100l, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event 
✫ Photo 1 Pose: Le Rawr, Anastasia Pose 2, 69l @Room69 till Nov. 20th.
✫ Photo 2 Pose: {NanTra} This Night is Dreadful, 200l, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event
✫ Photo 3 Pose: Roawenwood, Broken Melancholia Dinghy Set , 375l, Exclusive for
    "A Tattered Page" Event
✫ Photo 4 Pose: Rook Poses, Frankenstein's Anguish, 150l,  Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event
 Landscaping by FelixvonKotwitz Alter, Mesh Forest Lake 36 Prim=35x27m, 395l



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