Dracula Live

I’ve started up a little project that I’m calling Dracula Live. Bram Stoker’s Dracula is made up of dated journal entries, letters, telegrams, etc. I thought it might be interesting to break each of those up into weblog posts and see how the novel would read if you were experiencing it “live” from the characters’ perspectives.

The first entry went up a few minutes ago. The next will be tomorrow at 3:00 PM Transylvania time/8:00 EDT, then two on the morning 5th. Probably those two are the same journal entry, but the novel has a chapter break between them which I’m respecting by pretending Harker took a short break. (That happens a few times throughout.)

There will be more or less an entry a day for a little bit, then some gaps, then a few days where a lot happens in the story.

Behind the scenes, it’s all running on a Tumblr blog where I’ve scheduled the posts. I went through the novel and tried to determine from context more or less what time each entry might have been written. The site is hooked up to the @wallachiaNet Twitter account, and also posts into my micro.blog timeline.

I think it’ll be fun. Please feel free to share around!