Mr. Darcy and Whiskey: If Literary Characters Were Beverages

Mr. Darcy is whiskey

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that whiskey makes for an excellent character arc. –Jane Austen, probably

Have you ever thought about how different drinks have different personalities? If chocolate milk were a person it would surely have different hobbies, character traits, and life goals from Wine or Orange Juice, for example. So naturally, this question simply begs to be asked: if certain characters from literature were beverages, what type of beverage would they be?? Continue reading “Mr. Darcy and Whiskey: If Literary Characters Were Beverages”

Songs For Every Book

Songs for Every Book: Frankenstein and Indiana

It may not be new music, but I’ve recently discovered Indiana’s album “No Romeo” from 2015 (so hey, it’s new to me, alright?). There’s just something about her hypnotizing voice and driving electronic beats… Admittedly it took me awhile to dig them but now I’m seriously hooked.

Anyways, the lyrics to the first song off the album sound just like the monster singing to Victor Frankenstein after he refuses to build him a wife. (Side note: I always wonder when I come across these similarities whether it was purposeful on the part of the artist. I mean, you never know…)

Let’s look at a few of the lyrics, shall we? Continue reading “Songs for Every Book: Frankenstein and Indiana”

Classical Music Stories

Classical Music Stories: Frankenstein


Prelude in G sharp minor

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Walton is approaching the mysterious, unknown North Pole. He has hopeful expectations of what he will find there.

As he continues to approach, there is a real sense of fate or foreshadowing…but Walton himself is engaged in optimistic hope. His daydreams become mixed with the fate theme of the beginning.

But now, Walton’s longing grows, even as he discovers nature and fate’s refusal to fulfill his wishes (descending lines). This leads to his growing fury.

At the climax of the piece, his fate is revealed Continue reading “Classical Music Stories: Frankenstein”