A Tattered Page: Frankenstein

Tonight's presentation is brought to you by 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.

 I had not read Frankenstein before and avoided it since all the Frankenstein movies I had watched before were pretty lame. I was very surprised by the story-line by Mary Shelley and enjoyed it quite a bit. In fact, I think people at work are sick of me talking about it so much, definitely not like the movies  at all. You can download it free from Amazon.com, if you are interested.



"How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form?


"His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful!--Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips." (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 5)



"It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils. With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. 



It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs." (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 5)




"On examining my dwelling, I found that one of the windows of the cottage had formerly occupied a part of it, but the panes had been filled up with wood. In one of these was a small and almost imperceptible chink, through which the eye could just penetrate. Through this crevice a small room was visible ...."


"I thought of the occurrences of the day. What chiefly struck me was the gentle manners of these people; and I longed to join them, but dared not. I remembered too well the treatment I had suffered the night before from the barbarous villagers, and resolved, whatever course of conduct I might hereafter think it right to pursue, that for the present I would remain quietly in my hovel, watching, and endeavouring to discover the motives which influenced their actions...I spent the winter in this manner." (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 11-12)



"This reading had puzzled me extremely at first; but, by degrees, I discovered that he uttered many of the same sounds when he read as when he talked. I conjectured, therefore, that he found on the paper signs for speech which he understood, and I ardently longed to comprehend these also; but how was that possible, when I did not even understand the sounds for which they stood as signs? "


"I improved, however, sensibly in this science, but not sufficiently to follow up any kind of conversation, although I applied my whole mind to the endeavour: for I easily perceived that, although I eagerly longed to discover myself to the cottagers, I ought not to make the attempt until I had first become master of their language; which knowledge might enable me to make them overlook the deformity of my figure; for with this also the contrast perpetually presented to my eyes had made me acquainted. (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Chapter 12)



MATERIALS USED:

Chop Shop - Hue of Death Eyes, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event
Fallen Gods, Inc., A Modern Prometheus, Open Book (Group Gift)
Fallen Gods, Inc., Cadaver Male: Creature Skin, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event
✫ Asset, Miracle Hair, Black & Whites @ Gorean Gacha, Opens November 15th.
Eclectic Muse, Professor Waldman's Lab, Exclusive for "A Tattered Page" Event 
✫ Poses 1-4, were created by me using the Animare HUD.
✫ Pose 5 is part of the Dr. Waldman's Lab.


1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your blog posts as well with the correlation of the vivid imagery as well as the quotes chosen with each one.

    ReplyDelete

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