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Dracula, Blogged
May 26, 2005 12:04 AM   Subscribe

Dracula Blogged: Bram Stoker's vampire novel, published by its own calendar. According to the site description:

Individual pieces of the novel will appear on the calendar dates indicated in the text, starting with Jonathan Harker's May 3rd Bistriz journal entry, and finishing up with November 6 and the final Note.

Be sure to check the comments, which are full of interesting tidbits about the novel, Stoker, Transylvania and historical accuracy (or innacuracy, as the case may be).
posted by LeeJay (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Cool. This book was great - but a few too many weeping men. Other than that it was fantastic and this is a cool idea.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 12:23 AM on May 26, 2005


And just by the by........Nosferatu is available for (legal) download here.
posted by peacay at 3:15 AM on May 26, 2005


Darth blog knockoff.
posted by By The Grace of God at 5:34 AM on May 26, 2005


Darth blog knockoff.

How so? I'm having a hard time seeing what one has to do with the other.
posted by LeeJay at 5:56 AM on May 26, 2005


Oooh, gratzi for the Nosferatu link peacay.
posted by krysalist at 6:05 AM on May 26, 2005


This book was great - but a few too many weeping men.

I think men wept in those days. (Especially when confronted with the bloodsucking undead.)
posted by pracowity at 6:16 AM on May 26, 2005


Darth blog knockoff.

How so? I'm having a hard time seeing what one has to do with the other.


They both have black capes, silly.
posted by Robot Johnny at 6:27 AM on May 26, 2005


Darth blog knockoff.

How so? I'm having a hard time seeing what one has to do with the other.

I think By the Grace of God is assuming some blogger is making this all up like the author of Darth blog is, because he didn't realize that Stoker's novel Dracula is written as a series of journal entries, letters, telegrams, etc. and what's happening here is parts of Stoker's text are being posted.

Maybe he should've said Pepys' Diary Blog knockoff? But still, not really.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:32 AM on May 26, 2005


As a point of etiquette, when people post referring to an interesting blog like this, they should include a link to the first entry. It's just easier that way.
posted by graymouser at 6:34 AM on May 26, 2005


My bad. Pre-coffee didn't realize there was a difference. The Darth blog is great, by the way.
posted by By The Grace of God at 7:37 AM on May 26, 2005


May 27th
Current Mood: Drained.
posted by Capn at 7:41 AM on May 26, 2005


Yeah, I thought of the Pepys diary, which has attracted some excellent comments. Then there's an ongoing Martial translation (intro mentions comments, I swear it used to have comments, but where are the comments?).
posted by Zurishaddai at 8:49 AM on May 26, 2005


this is really good. i took a digital media class a couple of years ago and was really excited about the possibilities the internet offered literature, then horrified by the shit people had come up with. bad hypertext fiction and whatnot that didn't really use technology to make the content more interesting, dynamic or readable.

this is a step in the right direction. most of the good applications of digital media for literature have been reformatting of old text, but i guess we're still in the early learning process.

this will be great summer reading!
posted by es_de_bah at 12:45 PM on May 26, 2005


As a point of etiquette, when people post referring to an interesting blog like this, they should include a link to the first entry. It's just easier that way.

You're right about that. I apologize for not including it.
posted by LeeJay at 1:25 PM on May 26, 2005


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