August 20, 2010

Milestones


"Perhaps a corpse would be re-animated; galvanism had given token of such things: perhaps the component parts of a creature might be manufactured, brought together, and endured with vital warmth."


Thus wrote Mary Shelley in her introduction to the third edition of her novel, in 1831. A century later, Boris Karloff stepped out of the celluloid shadows. These are but two milestones in the long history of Frankenstein.

Today, Mary’s story continues to resonate. It continues to enthrall and to inspire new adaptations. It still breeds new interpretations in all manners of media, and generates new art. The Creature has been manufactured, brought together and endured with vital warmth over and over again.

This blog, driven by curiosity, observes and reports. It is not, by any means, a completist’s catalog. It is only an overview, a collection of impressions, glimpses, of a vast cultural phenomenon.

I made my 500th post last week. Today, all of a sudden, Frankensteinia is three years old.

Thank you for visiting and sharing my enthusiasm. Stick around, I’m not done yet.


By the way, my picture blog, Monster Crazy, turns two. Over 1900 images posted there.


13 comments:

Dave Lowe said...

Congrats. Looking forward to 500 more posts!

Jon said...

I love this blog. A perfect example of focusing on one thing and doing it really well.

Would you consider a post on your favorite background material, biographies, essays, etc? I'm currently reading The Monsters, a bio of Mary Shelly by Dorothy Hoobler, and was wondering if there are others you'd recommend.

riff said...

Keep it up, your blog is a perpetual source of pleasure.

Emmy said...

I'm totally new to this blog, but so far, I'm loving what I'm seeing! I think its wonderful that there are people out there who are so dedicated to the cause of classic literary monsters and such. Kudos to you!!

I look forward to reading your next 500 blog posts :) Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Pierre. If you've written 500 posts, then I've read 500. FRANKENSTEINIA is always one of of my first daily stops online.
I look forward to many many more--to enjoying new sights, acquiring new insights, and enjoying new...stuff.
Thanks for it all.

The Vicar of VHS said...

Many happy returns, Pierre! FRANKENSTEINIA continues to be one of the truly great horror blogs out there, consistently intelligent, thoughtful, informative and entertaining. I'll join everyone else in hoping for another 500 posts and more!

Also love MONSTER CRAZY, of course--loads of wonderful eye candy to go with the brain candy here. :)

Keep it up!

John Rozum said...

And every one of those posts was of the highest quality. Happy Birthday to Frankensteinia and Monster Crazy, two places that make my days more pleasurable.

Thank you, Pierre!

David Lee said...

Thank you for all great reading Pierre!

Jeffrey said...

Discovered this blog about a year ago, went on an archive binge, and never looked back. Thanks for injecting a little Frankenstein into my day. It paradoxically makes every day a little less monstrous!

Mr. Cavin said...

You've really opened my eyes to the endlessness of your subject, and due to your years of hard work, I think I've come out of this relationship a much more well-rounded fan. Thank you and happy birthday.

Christopher said...

Still one of the most original blogs out there!!..As long as that elusive Diary,"The Secret of Life And Death" exists somewhere out there in the world,man will endeavor in his obsession to play God...Frankenstein never dies!

Greg said...

Pierre, to paraphrase Arbo, any other blog is shit compared to this one. Happy Anniversary to you for three years of solid, uncompromising excellence.

Sam Gilmore said...

Damn. Sorry I'm late to the party...but congrats on your blogs birthday! May it never end.