@intuitively, who asked for tips to character development: when I'm creating a character, I do like to do the basic outline that was mentioned but I also love to come up with everyday or crazy scenarios for my characters and see how they'd adjust to them even if said scenarios never make it in my story. That may seem boring but it actually helps me because I can factor in quirks for them in how they'd react to different problems. I think quirks are amazing to individualize characters.
You will probably see quite a few posts involving me bitching about the college application process. I really hope you stick with me through this, because Merlin knows I need you to keep me from going insane.
On that note, are any of you applying yourselves?
Or my followers who are already in/out of school, where did you go? Would you recommend it for a dork like me?
so today I picked up The Original Frankenstein at a used bookstore and I’M SO EXCITED TO READ IT but I’m sick and I’m too loopy to absorb it sobsob
it’s got a version of the text transcribed from Mary Shelley’s original manuscript from the Bodleian, and then another version that shows Percy’s additions/changes
apparently in addition to flowering up the language significantly, Percy developed the humanization of the Monster and stuff so
this just sounds real neat! some (stupid) scholars argue that Percy basically wrote the novel, which is BS, but I think this shows that it was basically Mary’s baby, but he did have some influence on it - and while it’s still HER novel, there’s something really cute about the idea of them writing it, to some degree, together
if I were more alert I’d make some observation about the creation of the novel by a couple, but mainly by the woman, and the weird birth motifs in the novel but for now you’ll have to make the connection yourself