March 31, 2004

SC Literary Frankenstein Monsters

Alright, down to business . . . To construct a Literary Frankenstein Monster, one must pick a human being, and find fictional characters that closely match the following: Their mode of thinking (Head), Their mode of feeling (Heart), Some general physical characteristics or mannerisms of theirs (Body), and a Defining Characteristic that they are well known for . . . Trust me, the result can be quite monstrous.

Below you will find the twisted constructs that result from extrapolating an even baker's dozen of the members of the Shadow Council. Present at various points (or even all throughout) the careful molding & shaping procedures were: Anna, Ardith, Gallagher, Scholl, Wheeler, Wilson, Martinez, and Sharptiano.

Head: The Mathemagician (The Phantom Tollbooth)
Heart: Pollyanna (Pollyanna)
Body: Jo March (Little Women)
Defining Characteristic: Conversation- The Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland)

Head: Captain Nemo (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
Heart: Matilda (Matilda)
Body: Thumbelina (Thumbelina)
Defining Characteristic: Processing- HAL-9000 (2001: A Space Odyssey)

Head: Hari Seldon (The Foundation Series)
Heart: Silas Marner (Silas Marner)
Body: Meriadoc Brandybuck (The Lord of the Rings)
Defining Characteristic: Outlook- Lear's Fool (King Lear)

Head: Zaphod Beeblebrox (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Heart: Tigger (Winnie-the-Pooh)
Body: Harry Potter (Harry Potter series)
Defining Characteristic: Mouth/Stomach- Charybdis (The Odyssey)

Head: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
Heart: Edmund Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo)
Body: Jem Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Defining Characteristic: Humour- The Raven (The Raven)

Head: Lucifer (Paradise Lost)
Heart: Reginald (The Complete Saki)
Body: Sir John Falstaff (Henry IV)
Defining Characteristic: Machinations- Moriarty (The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes)

Head: Dr. John Watson (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
Heart: Algernon Moncrieff (The Importance of Being Earnest)
Body: Puck (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Defining Characteristic: Reading Habits Don Quixote (Don Quixote)

Head: Phileas Fogg (Around the World in Eighty Days)
Heart: Ernest "Jack" Worthing (The Importance of Being Earnest)
Body: Jeeves (The Inimitable Jeeves)
Defining Characteristic: Information Junkie- Sherlock Holmes (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

Head: Mr. Badger (The Wind in the Willows)
Heart: Arthur Dent (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Body: Chief Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
Defining Characteristic: Sense of Humor- The Mock Turtle (Alice in Wonderland)

Head: Ginger (The Last Battle)
Heart: Crookshanks (Harry Potter series)
Body: The Cat in the Hat (The Cat in the Hat)
Defining Characteristic: Expressions- Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)

Head: Inspector Javert (Les Miserables)
Heart: Sir Galahad (King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table)
Body: Fezziwig (A Christmas Carol)
Defining Characteristic: Temperament- Gimli (The Lord of the Rings)

Head: Stephen Maturin (Aubrey-Maturin series)
Heart: Tin Woodman (The Wizard of Oz)
Body: R. Daneel Olivaw (The Caves of Steel)
Defining Characteristic: Ingenuity- The Time Traveller (The Time Machine)

Head: Ralph (Lord of the Flies)
Heart: Marius Pontmercy (Les Miserables)
Body: Ashley Wilkes (Gone With the Wind)
Defining Characteristic: Idealism- David Copperfield (David Copperfield)

Hey! You found the SC LF Easter Eggs! Congratulations! Now, aren't you proud?

So, bonus Literary Frankenstein Monsters of a few of our esteemed associates . . . Enjoy:

Head: D'Artagnan (The Three Musketeers)
Heart: Huckleberry Finn (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
Body: Peregrin Took (The Lord of the Rings)
Defining Characteristic: Rough-and-Tumble- Prince Corin (The Horse and His Boy)

Uncle Doug
Head: Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof)
Heart: Angel Clare (Tess of the D'Ubervilles)
Body: Rip Van Winkle (Rip Van Winkle)
Defining Characteristic: Luckless Lover- Ham Peggotty (David Copperfield)

Head: Walter Mitty (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)
Heart: Beowulf (Beowulf)
Body: Ichabod Crane (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
Defining Characteristic: Mythopoeic Subcreator- Niggle (Leaf by Niggle)

Head: Alice (Alice in Wonderland)
Heart: Scout Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Body: Sandy (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court)
Defining Characteristic: Random Befriender- Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz)

Head: Jane Bennett Bingley (Pride and Prejudice)
Heart: Meg March (Little Women)
Body: Becky Thatcher (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)
Defining Characteristic: Motherly- Wendy Darling (Peter Pan)

Head: Cecily Cardew (The Importance of Being Earnest)
Heart: Anne Cuthbert (Anne of Green Gables)
Body: Clarisse McClellan (Fahrenheit 451)
Defining Characteristic: Active- Elizabeth Dalloway (Mrs. Dalloway)

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March 30, 2004

Pie Auction

It would seem that the Pie Auction is fast upon us. As things will be hectic as anything on the day of the Auction, I am looking for people with money to donate to our cause, volunteers to help with the bidding of said money and anything else. Email me and pass the word to other SC people. We will be discussing this (among other things) at dinner on Wednesday, so plan to be at Bode to be in the know.

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March 28, 2004

New hair

For Shakespearean purposes, Wheeler acquired a wig that looks suspiciously like the stuff on Gallagher's head. Meanwhile, Caleb had been getting his real hair altered a bit. They decided to visit Gallagher and dragged me along to record his reaction. Afterwards, we stopped off to visit Martinez, whose reaction was a bit calmer.


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March 13, 2004

It began with "semantic range"

Then I changed "range" to "rodentia."

Bible study visual aid

Then other people started changing things.

By the time the whole crew had done their part, it read:

It's The Former Queen Pretender's Own New Semi-Royal North Scotch-Irish Neosemantic Post Mortem Pseudorodentiary Quasi-militial Post Elites Proving Grounds of Southern Wales Maintenance Coffee's Inc. Formerly known as SCO ... "and they're coming!"
Our Bible studies are such fun.
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