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(CNN)   First-edition copy of "Frankenstein" sells at auction for $1.17 million, probably to someone who thinks that's the name of the monster   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-09-19 8:55:20 AM  
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/why wouldn't the monster be named Frankenstein? He considered Victor Frankenstein his father.
 
2021-09-19 8:56:31 AM  
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2021-09-19 8:59:14 AM  
If you've only seen Hollywood "Frankenstein", you really should read the original Shelley. The "monster" is self-aware and articulate. At its core, a gentle and thinking being, but instantly rejected by the Dr. as "the Creature" has no godly soul. It knows what an abomination it is,  and pleads with its creator for a mate to live with quietly in hiding. Nothing like the lumbering, strangling beast Boris Karloff portrayed.
 
2021-09-19 9:10:21 AM  
"I recently discovered that there was a fact of which I was not aware, and that I had been incorrectly referencing said fact for a long time. This embarrassed me. However, rather than admit my error and proceed from that point on with a more educated understanding of the topic I'd been incorrectly discussing, I decided to instead mock that knowledge as pedantic and unimportant and attack the people who knew the correct answer instead of the people, like myself, who presumed to speak on subjects with which they were not thoroughly familiar. I believe, in the end, this makes me wise in the ways of the world because it shows I don't get caught up on small details when impressing others with what I like to pretend are my vast swaths of knowledge."
 
2021-09-19 9:17:42 AM  
Lots of fathers name their sons after them so who says his name isn't Frankenstein? I'd have to see his W2 Form.
 
2021-09-19 9:19:05 AM  
I guess it depends on who the monster in that story actually is.
 
2021-09-19 9:28:40 AM  
First-edition copy of "Frankenstein" sells at auction for $1.17 million, probably to someone who thinks that's the name of the monster

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2021-09-19 9:28:51 AM  

dammit just give me a login: If you've only seen Hollywood "Frankenstein", you really should read the original Shelley. The "monster" is self-aware and articulate. At its core, a gentle and thinking being, but instantly rejected by the Dr. as "the Creature" has no godly soul. It knows what an abomination it is,  and pleads with its creator for a mate to live with quietly in hiding. Nothing like the lumbering, strangling beast Boris Karloff portrayed.


There was one thing about reading Frankenstein in elementary school and quite another reading the graphic novel illustrated by Bernie Wrightson as an adult.  Wrightson's illustrations are just amazing.

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2021-09-19 9:50:16 AM  
Frankenstein . Edgar Winters Group . 1973
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2021-09-19 10:04:24 AM  
Dr. Frankenstein was the real monster.
 
2021-09-19 10:28:15 AM  
Everyone knows his name was Rocky.
 
2021-09-19 10:29:02 AM  
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2021-09-19 10:41:21 AM  
Maybe the real monster was the friends we made along the way.
 
2021-09-19 10:46:33 AM  

Mugato: Lots of fathers name their sons after them so who says his name isn't Frankenstein? I'd have to see his W2 Form.


I'm a junior, as in I share my father's first, middle, and last name.

When I applied for my first passport at age 22, I was getting a visa to go to Kuwait for work. And I was specifically instructed not to use Jr. in the passport as this wouldn't match letter for letter what would be issued on a plane ticket.

So I stopped using the Jr. designation, which has caused like 16 years of headaches. Can't get things notarized, name doesn't match when getting a loan, etc.

I love my father and miss him so much. But naming your son after yourself is such a self centered bullsh*t move.
 
2021-09-19 10:56:38 AM  
Three-way sex and drugs created the genre of Science Fiction.

/prove me wrong
 
2021-09-19 12:01:55 PM  

Pocket Ninja: "I recently discovered that there was a fact of which I was not aware, and that I had been incorrectly referencing said fact for a long time. This embarrassed me. However, rather than admit my error and proceed from that point on with a more educated understanding of the topic I'd been incorrectly discussing, I decided to instead mock that knowledge as pedantic and unimportant and attack the people who knew the correct answer instead of the people, like myself, who presumed to speak on subjects with which they were not thoroughly familiar. I believe, in the end, this makes me wise in the ways of the world because it shows I don't get caught up on small details when impressing others with what I like to pretend are my vast swaths of knowledge."


"Swathes."
 
2021-09-19 12:38:54 PM  
Intelligence is knowing that Frankenstein wasn't the monster.
Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein was the monster.
Charisma is getting a research proposal involving human remains of dubious origins past the University's ethics board.
 
2021-09-19 12:43:41 PM  
Wow, that's a lot of money to pay for an album.

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2021-09-19 12:44:37 PM  
"Frankenstein" was a surname shared by the doctor and his creation.
 
2021-09-19 12:59:54 PM  
The copy was one of 500 originally printed anonymously by author Mary Shelley in 1818. It comes in three volumes and features the original hardcover boards. It also includes a preface by her husband, poet Percy Shelley, along with a dedication to her father, William Godwin, a journalist and political philosopher.

I guess the definition of 'anonymous' has shifted over the years.
 
2021-09-19 1:01:31 PM  
Tim Curry was still the best Frankenstein.
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2021-09-19 1:10:08 PM  
"My name is Stein.  Franken Stein."
 
2021-09-19 1:15:37 PM  

dammit just give me a login: If you've only seen Hollywood "Frankenstein", you really should read the original Shelley. The "monster" is self-aware and articulate. At its core, a gentle and thinking being, but instantly rejected by the Dr. as "the Creature" has no godly soul. It knows what an abomination it is,  and pleads with its creator for a mate to live with quietly in hiding. Nothing like the lumbering, strangling beast Boris Karloff portrayed.


Well, it took Mel Brooks to address that.
 
2021-09-19 1:16:01 PM  
I think someone spending that much money will know the name...

/it was 'Fred'
 
2021-09-19 1:21:31 PM  
Let's see, Edgar Winter's taken care of, Cooper's got a couple to choose from, so how about.... Clutch?


Frankenstein
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/oh yeah, and the book's good too
 
2021-09-19 1:23:10 PM  
Oh, not this again!

Frankenstein made the Monster.

A man who makes another man is his Father.

Frankinstein's Monster is Frankestein Jr., his love child.

Other people are smarter than you think. Many things you think wrong or irrational are righter than you think, and have a reason.

Go back to the web, quibblers. Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn!
 
2021-09-19 1:23:53 PM  
Frankie Jr. didn't have a Mother, you know, so he bears his Father's name.
 
2021-09-19 1:25:40 PM  
Little known fact is that Mary Shelley had a naming contest for the monster and the overwhelming response was Monstery McMonsterface, so she gave up and didn't officially give it a name.
 
2021-09-19 1:34:56 PM  
An unthinking beast created from ridiculously ill-fitting parts...and once brought to life, spirals out of control, cannot be reasoned with by its creator(s)?

No, that monster's name is NOT Frankenstein! It's "GOP"! And it's the scariest farking thing you'll see your whole lives, making Mary Shelley look like a rank amateur.

/ Ducks and races back to the pol tab on a scooter powered by big lies, covid, and racist voter disenfranchisement
 
2021-09-19 1:38:39 PM  

Badmoodman: First-edition copy of "Frankenstein" sells at auction for $1.17 million, probably to someone who thinks that's the name of the monster

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2021-09-19 1:39:43 PM  

wet drum sandwich: I guess it depends on who the monster in that story actually is.


Am I, the reader, the monster?
 
2021-09-19 1:48:09 PM  
It's been a long time but I recall it being call the Creature in the book.
I read an unabridged version in the way back times.
 
2021-09-19 1:57:12 PM  
But was his schwanzstucker enormous?
 
2021-09-19 1:58:14 PM  

Mugato: Lots of fathers name their sons after them so who says his name isn't Frankenstein? I'd have to see his W2 Form.


He goes by "Little Vick," which is ironic, because he's actually much taller than his father, "Big Vick."
 
2021-09-19 2:01:04 PM  
I thought Branagh's version with DeNiro as the creature was fairly faithful to the book.
 
2021-09-19 2:04:35 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: But was his schwanzstucker enormous?


He's going to be very popular.
 
2021-09-19 2:10:21 PM  
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2021-09-19 2:11:53 PM  

DannyBrandt: Mugato: Lots of fathers name their sons after them so who says his name isn't Frankenstein? I'd have to see his W2 Form.

I'm a junior, as in I share my father's first, middle, and last name.

When I applied for my first passport at age 22, I was getting a visa to go to Kuwait for work. And I was specifically instructed not to use Jr. in the passport as this wouldn't match letter for letter what would be issued on a plane ticket.

So I stopped using the Jr. designation, which has caused like 16 years of headaches. Can't get things notarized, name doesn't match when getting a loan, etc.

I love my father and miss him so much. But naming your son after yourself is such a self centered bullsh*t move.


I'm a "the III."  Luckily, I've never had any of the problems you describe. However, AARP has been sending me all sorts of promotional materials for the past 20 years, ever since my dad started getting close to 50. It's weird having AARP trying to recruit you in your early 20s.
 
2021-09-19 2:16:32 PM  

dammit just give me a login: If you've only seen Hollywood "Frankenstein", you really should read the original Shelley. The "monster" is self-aware and articulate. At its core, a gentle and thinking being, but instantly rejected by the Dr. as "the Creature" has no godly soul. It knows what an abomination it is,  and pleads with its creator for a mate to live with quietly in hiding. Nothing like the lumbering, strangling beast Boris Karloff portrayed.


Is the 1994 movie with De Niro and Kenneth Branagh any good?
 
2021-09-19 2:27:22 PM  
Frankenstein.  Adam Frankentstein.

/ he's a spy, too
 
2021-09-19 2:28:45 PM  
He has trouble typing, though.
 
2021-09-19 2:33:49 PM  

Fabric_Man: Is the 1994 movie with De Niro and Kenneth Branagh any good?


I don't remember much but Helena Bonham Carter is farking freaky as Frankenstein's bride.

What I never got is why did Frankenstein have to sew together pieces from the corpses of different people? Why not animate one whole corpse like he did with HBC?
 
2021-09-19 2:35:37 PM  
I hated that book. Shelley had a good short story idea and dragged us through a whole awful book with ponderous dialogue. By the end I was rooting for a stray asteroid to destroy the planet.
 
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2021-09-19 2:54:37 PM  

phlegmjay: DannyBrandt: Mugato: Lots of fathers name their sons after them so who says his name isn't Frankenstein? I'd have to see his W2 Form.

I'm a junior, as in I share my father's first, middle, and last name.

When I applied for my first passport at age 22, I was getting a visa to go to Kuwait for work. And I was specifically instructed not to use Jr. in the passport as this wouldn't match letter for letter what would be issued on a plane ticket.

So I stopped using the Jr. designation, which has caused like 16 years of headaches. Can't get things notarized, name doesn't match when getting a loan, etc.

I love my father and miss him so much. But naming your son after yourself is such a self centered bullsh*t move.

I'm a "the III."  Luckily, I've never had any of the problems you describe. However, AARP has been sending me all sorts of promotional materials for the past 20 years, ever since my dad started getting close to 50. It's weird having AARP trying to recruit you in your early 20s.


They sent me a membership solicitation when I turned 39 (the first time). Now 39 for the 12th time, can actually join and did get an application sent shortly after my birthday.

I haven't read Frankenstein since college, but my recollection was it was called the creature. Dr. Frankenstein was the monster for going against nature. This is the horror for the artists of the Romantic era. Their ideal was found in the beauty of the natural world, especially so for the later Romantics like Percy, Shelley, and Byron. Dr. Frankenstein perverts that by creating "life" in the laboratory.
 
2021-09-19 2:57:13 PM  
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2021-09-19 2:57:22 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Frankenstein.  Adam Frankentstein.

/ he's a spy, too


Jokes aside, I think a lot of things after Shelley used thst name for the monster.

Because Victor thought he was God.
 
2021-09-19 2:58:24 PM  

Fabric_Man: dammit just give me a login: If you've only seen Hollywood "Frankenstein", you really should read the original Shelley. The "monster" is self-aware and articulate. At its core, a gentle and thinking being, but instantly rejected by the Dr. as "the Creature" has no godly soul. It knows what an abomination it is,  and pleads with its creator for a mate to live with quietly in hiding. Nothing like the lumbering, strangling beast Boris Karloff portrayed.

Is the 1994 movie with De Niro and Kenneth Branagh any good?


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2021-09-19 3:59:19 PM  

UncleDirtNap: Wow, that's a lot of money to pay for an album.

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Since this is a Fark Pendantic Thread; that looks like a 45 cover (see top)
Nothing personal, just pendantic.
 
2021-09-19 4:10:04 PM  
Frankenstein was the creator, not the monster!
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