Monday, October 10, 2011

Pay it Forward - Part 3

It's time for another installment of Paying it Forward. Looking through all the blogs, there are a lot of good ones to talk about today. I'll limit it to two, though.

First, I found this blog by S.L. Hennessy, where she talks about an extremely important weekend when Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was written. On that same weekend, Lord Byron wrote a piece that later inspired John Polidori's The Vampyre, which later inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula. The whole article can be found here. It is very interesting.

Next up, Stephen Tremp asks if we are sowing the seeds of our own destruction, over at Breakthrough Blogs. Will science go too far? Is the world destined to be destroyed in some B-movie style? Check it out.

Here are the blogs in the Pay it Forward blog hop, starting on the 14th.



So, I went to Wordstock, where I picked up The Luminist, by David Rocklin. It was cool to meet an author I interviewed a while back. The book is beautiful, so far.

What did you do this weekend? Any good blogs you want to share?

~Draven

9 comments:

Stephen Tremp said...

Hey Devon, thanks for the shout out! Its always much appreciated. Yeah, some of those B-movies are a real hoot.

S. L. Hennessy said...

Wow, thanks so much for mentioning me on your blog! It's so exciting to see that. You said you were interested in researching the topic (which I originally learned about in a college lit class) so I thought I'd give you a few of the links I found about it (I'm an avid researcher). Hope these help!

http://www.tabula-rasa.info/DarkAges/GothicsPart2.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0928/Frankenstein-moon-Astronomers-vindicate-Mary-Shelley-s-account

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2009/03/16/090316crat_atlarge_acocella

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/specials/extraordinary_exiles/The_creation_of_the_Lake_Geneva_monster.html?cid=12808

Draven Ames said...

Stephen - Thanks for stopping by. I loved the blog and thought it was really imaginative.

S.L. Hennessy - Thanks for the links. I'm going to go look at some now. I'm still blown away by your post.

~Draven

Draven Ames said...

Wow, those are some great links. If someone is reading these comments and hasn't read about this yet, it is fascinating.

S. L. Hennessy said...

I'm glad you liked them! And my post. I really like classic literature and creepy, Gothic stories, and there's nothing more interesting than three of my favorite writers sitting around telling ghost stories on a gloomy day. If I could only have been there...

Julie said...

Awesome! Thanks for linking me here! Lots of these blogs I've visited/follow... they are fantastic. Look forward to stalking some new ones!

P.s. I heart S.L. Hennessey... she rocks!! (Seriously, Lauren, you do, girl!)

Shah Wharton said...

I watched The Debt at the cinema and re-caught the flu! The movies was excellent - o see - the flu - GO AWAY!! :D Shah. x

judyblackcloud said...

Love the blog hop Pay it Forward! Also love the discussion about the weekend that gave us both Frankenstein and the birth of the vampire!

Draven Ames said...

Julie - thanks for stopping by. I agree about S.L. Hennessey.

Judy - Glad you are joining us in the bloghop.

Shah - I hope you get better. Take some Zicam; my son swears by the stuff.