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(Gizmodo)   British right-wing media mocks "snowflake students" for thinking that Frankenstein's Monster is a sympathetic character and that Dr Frankenstein is the real monster. Next week: Is your child a "science snowflake" who thinks the earth is round?   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2018-03-07 01:52:47 AM  
But he is a mass murderer.

A quick google turns up three deaths at the monster's hands. That's hardly mass murder.
 
2018-03-07 02:13:17 AM  
Anyone with a lick of sense can tell you that the "snowflakes" are right. Frankenstein was a dick who hated his own child because the child wasn't pretty.

/I am loathe to refer to his creation as a "monster"
 
2018-03-07 02:18:04 AM  
All who have actually read the book would know the real monsters are Dr. Frankenstein and humanity's inability to accept the disfigured outsider.

Also, we find that one can apparently learn to speak English by reading Milton. This was perhaps Shelly's greatest stretch.
 
2018-03-07 02:21:20 AM  

Iamos: All who have actually read the book would know the real monsters are Dr. Frankenstein and humanity's inability to accept the disfigured outsider.

Also, we find that one can apparently learn to speak English by reading Milton. This was perhaps Shelly's greatest stretch.


Well, it was probably better than claiming one need only read Byron to master English.
 
2018-03-07 03:32:21 AM  
Of course the monster is a victim.  He was pieced together from other bodies and doesn't have a soul.  That's the whole point of the book...
 
2018-03-07 04:21:31 AM  

fusillade762: But he is a mass murderer.

A quick google turns up three deaths at the monster's hands. That's hardly mass murder.


It's barely 10% of a single country music festival.
 
2018-03-07 05:03:31 AM  
His name is Adam you unlettered gits.
 
2018-03-07 05:05:55 AM  
Does this look like a "mass murderer"?

Puttin' on the Ritz! - Movie Scene
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2018-03-07 05:06:49 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: He was pieced together from other bodies and doesn't have a soul.


you say that as if it were a bad thing.
 
2018-03-07 05:18:40 AM  

Weaver95: bigfatbuddhist: He was pieced together from other bodies and doesn't have a soul.

you say that as if it were a bad thing.


Well, it's presented as a bad thing.  No, I don't believe in a soul, either...
 
2018-03-07 05:39:57 AM  

fusillade762: But he is a mass murderer.

A quick google turns up three deaths at the monster's hands. That's hardly mass murder.


That's only because he didn't have access to an AR-15.
 
2018-03-07 05:44:22 AM  

Iamos: All who have actually read the book would know the real monsters are Dr. Frankenstein and humanity's inability to accept the disfigured outsider.

Also, we find that one can apparently learn to speak English by reading Milton. This was perhaps Shelly's greatest stretch.


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2018-03-07 05:57:41 AM  
The Sun - our finest exponent of 'pitchfork journalism'. If they said the sky was blue, I would look at red swatches for a comparison. These are the people who encouraged vigilante attacks on paedophiles - only their moronic readership attacked a paediatrician instead. They cater for the lowest common denominator in society.
 
2018-03-07 06:35:36 AM  
Yeah, what are those snowflakes, blind?
 
2018-03-07 07:07:52 AM  

fusillade762: But he is a mass murderer.

A quick google turns up three deaths at the monster's hands. That's hardly mass murder.


Heck, the FBI doesn't count it unless there are 4 in one incident.

Mary Shelley lived in a more innocent time.
 
2018-03-07 07:08:41 AM  

harleyquinnical: Iamos: All who have actually read the book would know the real monsters are Dr. Frankenstein and humanity's inability to accept the disfigured outsider.

Also, we find that one can apparently learn to speak English by reading Milton. This was perhaps Shelly's greatest stretch.

Well, it was probably better than claiming one need only read Byron to master English.


She wasn't reading Byron. IYKWIMAITYD.
 
2018-03-07 07:21:10 AM  
I said this in the thread that linked to the actual story.. Snowflake was right, article writers are dumbasses.
 
2018-03-07 07:21:51 AM  
The creature helps us consider the worst evenings of being human. I love that book.
 
2018-03-07 07:23:26 AM  
The British have a strange definition of snowflake
 
2018-03-07 07:32:13 AM  

RJReves: The British have a strange definition of snowflake


Like "SJW", it's now a general term of abuse to be hurled at anyone with so much as a shred more empathy for others than Caligula had.
 
2018-03-07 07:36:01 AM  
Anybody else get a seriously gay vibe from Victor and his friend Henry's relationship? I keep waiting for Shelley's long lost slashfic manuscript to be discovered.
 
2018-03-07 07:36:33 AM  
Puttin' on the Ritz! - Movie Scene
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2018-03-07 07:36:34 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Anybody else get a seriously gay vibe from Victor and his friend Henry's relationship? I keep waiting for Shelley's long lost slashfic manuscript to be discovered.


The past is a foreign country.
 
2018-03-07 07:37:55 AM  

pkjun: RJReves: The British have a strange definition of snowflake

Like "SJW", it's now a general term of abuse to be hurled at anyone with so much as a shred more empathy for others than Caligula had.


Just like "troll", "racist", and "sexist"
 
2018-03-07 07:38:04 AM  
There are, like, so many version of that book.  My child doesn't know which movie to upload and watch.  What if he chooses the wrong video?  Then, he'll be mock....MOCKED in school the next day and the two hours he spent studying that movie will be wasted.

Why can't the teacher suggest a book like "Jaws"?  There's only one movie of that one.
 
2018-03-07 07:39:33 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Anybody else get a seriously gay vibe from Victor and his friend Henry's relationship? I keep waiting for Shelley's long lost slashfic manuscript to be discovered.


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2018-03-07 07:39:57 AM  
This blows away my entire world view on the subject. I thought reading is fundamental.
 
2018-03-07 07:40:19 AM  
And then they wonder why people tend to think of conservatives as dumb...
 
2018-03-07 07:42:22 AM  

RJReves: The British have a strange definition of snowflake


The Sun is a law unto themselves. I've actually never heard anybody in the UK described as a 'snowflake' - that word is enough to terrify and paralyse entire communities, and it, alongside the associated 'ARCTIC BLAAAST', 'BEAST FROM THE EAST' or 'RISK OF DEATH - DON'T GO OUT THERE' when we get the first frost of winter actually forms the basis for every news headline and front page article in the Daily Express that doesn't relate directly to asylum-seekers and Lady Diana.
 
2018-03-07 07:42:57 AM  

doubled99: pkjun: RJReves: The British have a strange definition of snowflake

Like "SJW", it's now a general term of abuse to be hurled at anyone with so much as a shred more empathy for others than Caligula had.

Just like "troll", "racist", and "sexist"


The only people I've seen called racist recently have been self described white supremacists...hardly a stretch.
 
2018-03-07 07:50:57 AM  
The lesson from the book is without ugly women, smart and lonely dudes turn murderous.
 
2018-03-07 07:53:06 AM  

WillJM8528: doubled99: pkjun: RJReves: The British have a strange definition of snowflake

Like "SJW", it's now a general term of abuse to be hurled at anyone with so much as a shred more empathy for others than Caligula had.

Just like "troll", "racist", and "sexist"

The only people I've seen called racist recently have been self described white supremacists...hardly a stretch.


That's the only time you ever hear that, huh?
Try leaving the basement now and then
 
2018-03-07 07:53:49 AM  

Iamos: All who have actually read the book would know the real monsters are Dr. Frankenstein and humanity's inability to accept the disfigured outsider.

Also, we find that one can apparently learn to speak English by reading Milton. This was perhaps Shelly's greatest stretch.


IIRC he learned speaking and reading by hiding outside of a house and listening to a family read books together.
 
2018-03-07 08:00:54 AM  
So, much like the Bible, they're basing their criticism on what popular culture has told them the book is about rather than having actually read the book themselves.  The original book very much has the "Which one is the real monster" vibe that gets lost in the majority of film adaptations.
 
2018-03-07 08:02:15 AM  
I swear at one point I remember that Gizmodo was a gadget blog. *headscratch*

Then I remember that we're not just through the looking glass, it's the Daily Mail's effing looking glass.
 
2018-03-07 08:04:39 AM  

King Something: Anyone with a lick of sense can tell you that the "snowflakes" are right. Frankenstein was a dick who hated his own child because the child wasn't pretty.

/I am loathe to refer to his creation as a "monster"


Well, someone's kids aren't 4 yet. Good luck with that! ;-)
 
2018-03-07 08:06:19 AM  

doubled99: pkjun: RJReves: The British have a strange definition of snowflake

Like "SJW", it's now a general term of abuse to be hurled at anyone with so much as a shred more empathy for others than Caligula had.

Just like "troll", "racist", and "sexist"


You forgot 'nazi', amarite?
 
2018-03-07 08:07:25 AM  
Well the point of the story is that we have both Frankenstein and his monster inside us. It's a cautionary tale that preaches that Science without morality is a deadly weapon, and that when you unbridal humanity from its soul you always end in tragedy.
 
2018-03-07 08:07:30 AM  

fusillade762: But he is a mass murderer.

A quick google turns up three deaths at the monster's hands. That's hardly mass murder.


If he didnt want to be a mass murderer he should have used a gun.
 
2018-03-07 08:07:58 AM  

doubled99: pkjun: RJReves: The British have a strange definition of snowflake

Like "SJW", it's now a general term of abuse to be hurled at anyone with so much as a shred more empathy for others than Caligula had.

Just like "troll", "racist", and "sexist"


 
2018-03-07 08:11:45 AM  

King Something: Anyone with a lick of sense can tell you that the "snowflakes" are right. Frankenstein was a dick who hated his own child because the child wasn't pretty.

/I am loathe to refer to his creation as a "monster"


Actually he wasnt ugly just terrifying. The author uses the term awful to describe him but this word has changed over time. It literally meant full of awe. The monster was actually described as beinf superhuman not necessarily hideous as he is in the movies. So no not because he was ugly but rather because he transcended humanity.
 
2018-03-07 08:13:28 AM  

AlanMooresBeard: fusillade762: But he is a mass murderer.

A quick google turns up three deaths at the monster's hands. That's hardly mass murder.

If he didnt want to be a mass murderer he should have used a gun.


No, no, no.
The moral is if the upstanding citizens had guns, even a damn musket, this senseless and terrible tragedy would have never happened. Someone pulls out a gun, bang, Monster is dead. I'm sure if the Monster had a gun, someone would run up to him unarmed and knocked him out in a display of courage.
But now we have to send them thoughts and prayers instead.
 
2018-03-07 08:14:19 AM  

fusillade762: But he is a mass murderer.

A quick google turns up three deaths at the monster's hands. That's hardly mass murder.


That was before the monster could buy an AR-15.
 
2018-03-07 08:14:51 AM  
Wow, you would almost come to think that conservatives are threatened by analytical thought and critical analysis.  It's as though their platform couldn't stand up to the kind criticism that would come with a college freshman's term paper.
 
2018-03-07 08:16:09 AM  
You know how I can tell who has and who has not actually read the book?

Not that I expect right wingers to actually read.
 
2018-03-07 08:17:40 AM  

drayno76: Wow, you would almost come to think that conservatives are threatened by analytical thought and critical analysis.  It's as though their platform couldn't stand up to the kind criticism that would come with a college freshman's term paper.


Libs value facts and evidence because they don't value the ultimate truth-teller, which is violence.

That's why they call them the violent left, because -- okay, give my five minutes.  I gotta think this one through.
 
2018-03-07 08:18:17 AM  

Mike_LowELL: give my five minutes


GODDAMN DEEP STATE INTENTIONALLY MISSPELLING MY WORDS
 
2018-03-07 08:19:46 AM  

doubled99: WillJM8528: doubled99: pkjun: RJReves: The British have a strange definition of snowflake

Like "SJW", it's now a general term of abuse to be hurled at anyone with so much as a shred more empathy for others than Caligula had.

Just like "troll", "racist", and "sexist"

The only people I've seen called racist recently have been self described white supremacists...hardly a stretch.

That's the only time you ever hear that, huh?
Try leaving the basement now and then


Conversely, you could try not holding views that most people find morally repugnant.  That way you wouldn't think that actually racist comments weren't racist.  This would stop you from attempting to defend racist (or sexist for that matter) comments which in turn would make you appear less stupid.
 
2018-03-07 08:23:18 AM  
Jeez, you people. Next thing you know, you're going to tell me that The Invisible Man wasn't set upon by SJWs who couldn't stand the idea that someone was looking at naked people, by a naked man who felt wroth for being thwarted by a world that didn't understand him. That The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde wasn't a cautionary tale about how society WILL try to deny you your manhood and strength, and that said manhood and strength can be found at the bottom of a bottle. Just more revisionism coming from the Failed Leftists who can't stand historical literature, or that Dorian Grey was just THAT damn handsome and decisive. Cripes, I'll bet you Libs will even turn a story about an immigrant with an eating disorder and then, racists that you are, paint the successful and virile Alucard as some sort of monster...seriously, Libs, how do you sleep at night?
 
2018-03-07 08:24:36 AM  

luckyeddie: The Sun - our finest exponent of 'pitchfork journalism'. If they said the sky was blue, I would look at red swatches for a comparison. These are the people who encouraged vigilante attacks on paedophiles - only their moronic readership attacked a paediatrician instead. They cater for the lowest common denominator in society.


The British equivalent of Fox News ?
 
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