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Goodreads and Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”

Accomplished some things I’ve been trying to do for a while today thus far! I’ve had an account over at Goodreads for a while now, but I never really bothered with it after I first got it. I’ve fully intended to start using it more, and I was reminded of it earlier today, so I hopped back on there and found that it actually seems like it could be fun and maybe a little handy for keeping better track of anything. I’m just starting out with it so I’m still working at getting it all situated, and I don’t have anyone on my friends on there, and I’m definitely willing to be friends on there with anyone who would like to add me. Feel free to join me while I try to get nice and cozy there, whether you’re a long-time member, a new one like me, or anywhere in between that.

It’s made me realize that while I really love to read and get immersed into fictional worlds, I haven’t really read as much as I’d like. I have a few books I want to read, and a few books I’ve read and really liked, and of course, I’ve read people’s work online (Roninspath’s The Rosemary Saga stands out here, I don’t really remember much else I’ve read online thus far. I think it’s worth reading the summary and checking it out if you like how it sounds!) and work my friends have written, but I haven’t read much of what I’d like to. That being said, upon realizing this I was very disappointed in myself, and thus, took action.

I’ve started reading Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, since it’s the most appealing book on my shelf that I’ve not read yet at the moment and seems to really suit my tastes from what I know about it. I’ve been planning to do more research on the original vampire myths and older depictions for a long time through reading the novels and watching the older movies (I’ve seen Nosferatu, but nothing more than that) for a while now, and it’s really time that I start taking action instead of planning on doing things, because sitting around and planning to research, planning to read and planning to watch isn’t what I want to spend my days doing. As I write this, I’ve got the book marked at page 27 and might read some more later. For now, I’ve got a few things to get out of the way.

If you’d like to check out my in-progress Goodreads profile and maybe friend me, you’re more than welcome to, and since I’m trying to wrap up this post and keep it fairly small for once, I’ll go ahead and close it now. What’re your opinions on Goodreads if you’ve checked it out any time before, and have you read/started reading Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” before or are you planning on reading it? If so, what did you think of it, or why do you want to read it?

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Crimson

My first attempt at second person, but I hope it’s not *too* bad. Yet another attempt at experimenting with writing styles from last summer. As I said, a first attempt at second person, so don’t bash on me too much if it sucks ass, please? Also, the title is predictable and lame, I know, but I was paying more attention to getting this little experimental paragraph down instead of making a title and I really don’t have any ideas.

A thick, crimson liquid with an intoxicating smell of iron, invading your nostrils and giving a very, very slight taste off into your mouth. You attempt to not give in to the temptation, red as a forbidden fruit, unable to deny that there is a growing, sickening hunger spreading through your stomach as if a disease, desire running through your body as if it were a plague. You know not what to do, albeit knowing what it is you lust for more than anything else in your world. You cringe with your aching need, your body arching, twisting, and trembling with a peculiar sensation. The scent provides you with a guilty arousal, and all hesitation in your mind and heart leaves your thoughts. As you circle your piercing canines with a slick tongue, you cut your eyes and imagine the savory flavor pouring down your throat. You inwardly scoff, taking position. You now know you are a disgusting, horrific creature. Now bite.