Several of you have tagged me on your Creature Week posts.
That's very sweet. Love that you think of me when you're talking about monsters and Halloween memories.
But I'm exhausted. I took one look at the stuff Creature Week wants you to do, and I just don't have the mental battery charge. So, I won't get a badge for this (I've never badged in any DA Halloween thing, weirdly), but I'll answer the questions.
My favorite individual monster is Frankenstein's Creature. He's tragic, sympathetic, but still an object of horror. He's relatable. He's the product of the fertile imagination of a teenaged girl who changed literature forever, and his portrayal by Boris Karloff is far more nuanced and poignant than decades of pop culture and cartoons would have you believe.
My favorite monster in general is the werewolf, and by that I mean the old-school, cursed, change-with-the-moon type, not the newfangled, angsty change-at-will CGI bikers with fleas that we see too often now. I'm a purist.
My Halloween memory: October 31, 1994. Nine Inch Nails concert in Houston, Texas. The movie The Crow had come out that year, and every third kid in the arena was decked out like Eric Draven. It was amazing.
So, , , and , my apologies for being lame, but thank you for thinking of me.
I wanna be sedated
I picked up Frankenstein on Monday. I had planned to read it this weekend, but I got called into work. But I do fully intend to read it! I've never read any of the "classic" monster books. /Is ashamed