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Frankenstein

Frankenstein. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, the first edition was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20, her name first appeared in the second edition published in Paris in 1821. Shelley travelled through Europe in 1815 along the river Rhine in Germany stopping in Gernsheim, 17 kilometres away from Frankenstein Castle, where two centuries before, an alchemist engaged in experiments, she journeyed to the region of Geneva, where much of the story takes place. The topic of galvanism and occult ideas were themes of conversation among her companions her lover and future husband Percy B. Shelley. Mary and Lord Byron had a competition to see who could write the best horror story. After thinking for days, Shelley dreamt about a scientist who created life and was horrified by what he had made, inspiring the novel. Frankenstein is infused with elements of the Romantic movement. Brian Aldiss has argued that it should be considered the first true science fiction story because, in contrast to previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of science fiction, the central character "makes a deliberate decision" and "turns to modern experiments in the laboratory" to achieve fantastic results.

It has had a considerable influence in literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and plays. Since the novel's publication, the name "Frankenstein" has been used to refer to the monster itself. In the novel, Frankenstein's creation is identified by words such as "creature", "monster", "daemon", "wretch", "abortion", "fiend" and "it". Speaking to Victor Frankenstein, the monster says "I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel". Frankenstein is written in the form of a frame story that starts with Captain Robert Walton writing letters to his sister, it takes place at an unspecified time in the 18th century, as the letters' dates are given as "17—". In the story following the letters by Walton, the readers find that Victor Frankenstein creates a monster that brings tragedy to his life; the novel Frankenstein is written in epistolary form, documenting a fictional correspondence between Captain Robert Walton and his sister, Margaret Walton Saville.

Walton is a failed writer and captain who sets out to explore the North Pole and expand his scientific knowledge in hopes of achieving fame. During the voyage, the crew spots a dog sled driven by a gigantic figure. A few hours the crew rescues a nearly frozen and emaciated man named Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein has been in pursuit of the gigantic man observed by Walton's crew. Frankenstein starts to recover from his exertion; the recounted story serves as the frame for Frankenstein's narrative. Victor begins by telling of his childhood. Born in Naples, into a wealthy Genevan family and his brothers and William, all three being sons of Alphonse Frankenstein by the former Caroline Beaufort, are encouraged to seek a greater understanding of the world through chemistry; as a young boy, Victor is obsessed with studying outdated theories that focus on simulating natural wonders. When Victor is five years old, his parents adopt Elizabeth Lavenza, the orphaned daughter of an expropriated Italian nobleman, with whom Victor falls in love.

During this period, Victor's parents and Caroline, take in yet another orphan, Justine Moritz, who becomes William's nanny. Weeks before he leaves for the University of Ingolstadt in Germany, his mother dies of scarlet fever. At the university, he excels at chemistry and other sciences, soon developing a secret technique to impart life to non-living matter, he undertakes the creation of a humanoid, but due to the difficulty in replicating the minute parts of the human body, Victor makes the Creature tall, about 8 feet in height and proportionally large. Despite Victor's selecting its features as beautiful, upon animation the creature is instead hideous, with watery white eyes and yellow skin that conceals the muscles and blood vessels underneath. Repulsed by his work, Victor flees. While wandering the streets, he meets his childhood friend, Henry Clerval, takes Henry back to his apartment, fearful of Henry's reaction if he sees the monster. However, the Creature has escaped. Victor is nursed back to health by Henry.

After a four-month recovery, he receives a letter from his father notifying him of the murder of his brother William. Upon arriving in Geneva, Victor sees the Creature near the crime scene and climbing a mountain, leading him to believe his creation is responsible. Justine Moritz, William's nanny, is convicted of the crime after William's locket, which had contained a miniature portrait of Caroline, is found in her pocket. Victor is helpless to stop her from being hanged. Ravaged by grief and guilt, Victor retreats into the mountains; the Creature pleads for Victor to hear his tale. Intelligent and articulate, the Creature relates his first days of life, living alone in the wilderness and finding that people were afraid of and hated him due to his appearance, which led him to fear and hi

Back to the Forest

Back to the Forest is a Japanese anime television special, broadcast as part of Fuji TV's Nissei Family Special block on 3 February 1980. An English language dub was produced in 1989 by Ahmed Agrama's Intersound, Inc. and released on home video in the United States by Celebrity Home Entertainment. It was never shown in the cinema in either country, although the American cable channel Nickelodeon showed it as part of its weekend "Special Delivery" block; the special was worked by Nippon Animation with production assistance by Madhouse. The special is based by German author Boy Lornsen. Many animals inhabit a peaceful forest known as Placid Forest, they attempt to resist, must declare war on, some humans who live in a nearby village. The humans plot to cut down all the trees in Placid Forest so they can make money and become millionaires, but the animals know that they will lose their home if they do not act fast; the animals carry out a systematic process of operations to guard their habitat. Non-humans Jacob: Kimotsuki Kaneta / Myron Mensc, a black crow wearing a yellow bandana, is the leader of the animals and the first to sound the alarm to the other animals.

He has excellent leadership and elocution. His biggest flaw, however, is his occasional appetite for food cheese, which puts him in a rat trap set by Marcus. Peter: Masako Nozawa / Rebecca Forstadt, an elf-like fairy with a pink hat and green clothes, is a great ally to Jacob, he is appointed the chairman of second-in-command to Jacob. He sometimes plays hide-and-seek with his friend Penny, he is skilled at looking at the big picture before making a decision, he can turn invisible at will, but when someone sneezes, he becomes visible, which gives him away to Marcus when he attempts to steal the humans' lunch. Penny: Minori Matsushima / Lara Cody, a mouse with a red nose, is fearful; when she proceeds to gnaw the bridge leading from Placid Forest to the village with Billy and his team of rats, she falls in the river and runs away, thus earning her the label of coward from Billy. However, she plucks up her courage when she drops a pot on Marcus's cat; this prompts Billy to call her "the first mouse to get a cat in the history of the rat's kingdom".

Billy, the leader of the rats. He is very strict about fear, calling Penny a coward for failing to gnaw the bridge, but when Penny proves her courage by inadvertently dropping a pot on Marcus's cat, he becomes appreciative of her, he is voiced by Eddie Frierson in the English version. Paul, the leader of the squirrels, he is competitive against the rats. He offers to listen to every idea suggested, he is a reliable ally to the animals, he is voiced by Doug Stone in the English version. Mary, an owl wearing a locket, is obsessed with her beauty. At times she is arrogant to Jacob, whom she sometimes teases, but in the long run, she is sweet and sympathetic, she is voiced by Lisa Paulette in the English version. Carl, a green rabbit, he participates in the forest plot alongside his grandfather, he is obedient and loyal both to him and to Peter. He is voiced by Wendee Lee in the English version, his grandfather is voiced by Richard Barnes. Jay, as his name suggests, is a blue jay, he is excited and upset, his biggest flaw, sometimes, he cannot tell how the other animals feel.

He is voiced by Steve Apostolina in the English version. Stanley, a hedgehog; when he hears an idea or has a particular goal, he will hold onto it. His obsessive nature, can lead him to occasional temper tantrums, he is voiced by Don Warner in the English version. Adam, a frog, he is calm, unlike Jay. When he hops, his speech is sometimes fragmented, he is voiced by Dave Mallow in the English version. Humans Marcus, the leader of the villainous humans, his leadership and courage match those of Jacob, but unlike him, Marcus is arrogant and doesn't think about the consequences first. He is voiced by Cyn Branch, his wife, Bertha, is voiced by Lisa Paulette. Timothy, a businessman. Like Marcus, he is intent on receiving money, he will ignore the consequences of his actions, he is voiced by Drew Thomas. His wife is voiced by Deanna Morris. Nigel, a cook, he has a gruff voice, which reflects his toughness. He is voiced by Cliff Wells. Michael, a tailor, he is not as enthusiastic about cutting down the forest as the other men, but he likes having a large sum of money.

He is voiced by Michael Sorich. His wife, Joanna, is voiced by Penny Sweet. Benjamin, a priest, he is somewhat of a neutral party compared to the other men, as he is only concerned about his church at first. He is voiced by Leonard Pike. Matthew, a shepherd, he betrays his teammates. This makes him a reliable ally to the animals, albeit a human, he is voiced by Mikey Godzilla. (Source: Japanese Wikipedia Original Author: Boy Lornsen Writer: Toshiyuki Kashiwakura Producer: Tadashi Oba Director: Yoshio Kuroda Music: Tatsumi Yano Character Design: Yasuji Mori Layout Supervisor: Shunichi Sakai Animation Director: Akio Sakai Assistant Animation Director: Kazuko Hirose Art Director: Toshiharu Mizutani Art Setting: Minoru Nishida Sound Director: Shigeharu Shiba Color Checking: Akiko Koyama Key Animators: Kazuko Hirose, Sumiko Asado, Takeshi Shoji, Megumi Mizuta, Manabu Ohashi, Yoon Sung studio Animation Checking: Takumi Koyama, Masahiro Kase Finish Animation: Studio Killy, Studio M Backgrounds: Kobayashi Produc

Leonel Pierce

Michael Leonel Pierce is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Petrolul Ploiești. Racing Club were Pierce's first senior club, he appeared on their substitutes bench under Carlos Ischia in September 2013 for a 3–0 loss to Belgrano, before making his pro debut seven months for Reinaldo Merlo's team against Quilmes on 26 April 2014. In 2015, Pierce was loaned to All Boys of Primera B Nacional. Sixteen appearances in all competitions followed. January 2016 saw the midfielder join Santamarina on loan, he remained for two seasons, notably scoring his first two goals versus Brown on 25 March 2017. In September, Santamarina completed the permanent signing of Pierce. On 11 June 2019, Pierce joined Romania's Botoșani of Liga I, his competitive bow arrived in a 2–2 draw away to Astra Giurgiu on 13 July. On 20 January 2020, Petrolul Ploiești announced; as of 13 August 2019. Leonel Pierce at Soccerway