also for the people asking. yeah, I opened commissions and there's info about it just above the comments in my profile page thing. I just don't want to write a whole journal about it, I'm that lazy.
I suck at jokes don't i?
That never came to mind.
I mean, it worked for the little china girl in "the magnificent Oz"...
He brought dead things back to life with the power of electricity.
WE DO THAT ALL THE TIME NOW! ITS CALLED A DEFIBRILLATOR!
Also, in pretty much all cases the monster is sympathetic. In the movies he's not really evil, just rock stupid and strong enough to create havoc over small misunderstandings. He's basically the Incredible Hulk, who last I checked, was considered a superhero.
In the original book where the idea was born, the monster was intelligent, rational, willing to listen to any guidance that any kind soul might've given him........and BUTT UGLY.
Seriously, that's the only thing originally wrong with him. The whole book is just about how, as soon as the doctor sees his creation alive, he transforms from a radical scientist dismissing all the "conventions of the mediocre buffoons around him" into a cowardly puritan and runs out on his "son", screaming like a little girl.
The "monster", left completely alone, gains enough consciousness to walk out and explore the world, only to turned down where ever he goes. He finds a blind father being taken care of by his two (teenage, I think?) kids, and helps them from the shadows, eventually trying to talk to the father when he's alone (giving a rather heartbreaking explanation of his situation). But we never see how the far he gets because the son comes back and chases him off to save his father from "the . Then he kidnaps a little boy to educate him into not being as much of a dick as everyone else he has ever met in his life has been.
He discovers the kid is actually the nephew (I think) of Dr. Deadbeat, who he hates for giving him such a miserable life, and kills the brat in revenge. This gets the doctor to stop running from his problems and try to destroy his creation. Although...the monster does try to make peace with the Doc, and almost succeeds into guilt tripping him into making a female mate for the monster, but halfway through, the doctor is overcome with disgust, forgets that streak of not-being-a-dickhole, and destroys the incomplete Bride. The doctor spends the (short) remainder of his life chasing the monster across the frozen north.
Crystal Pony: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ....er, I mean, wow, I'm alive! What is that stuff mister?"
Me: Oh riiight, the crystal empire disappeared before the industrial revolution, so you're behind. Anyway this is glue, and adhesive made from ground up horsssss....oh. Oh shit.
Crystal Pony: "OMG THE HORROR! THE UNMITIGATED *HORROR*!"
Me: Huh. I guess there WAS an ethical consideration I overlooked.
Pffhaahahaha! You do know there's plenty of glue types that are NOT made from animals, right?
In fact, bone glue is hardly used at all these days, except in specialized crafts, like building violins.