Someone's clearly been reading my mind. Dracula, one of my current obsessions, meets Twitter-fiction, another of my current obsessions, over at Real-Time Dracula, a "reimagining/modernization/condensation of the classic horror novel Dracula in the Web 2.0 medium." I don't quite agree with all of the characterization (e.g. Lucy's use of OMG giggly teen txtspeak!!!1!), but I like the way author Michael Gordon is using Twitter to follow the timeline of the novel and let the story play out. Plus, @JHarkerEsq's tweets are a riot:
Count went on bit of a rant about vanity. Threw away my 1 good mirror. Well, not so good-didn't see Count in it, tho he was right behind me.
*Deep breath* Count is NOT an inhuman lizard man (despite mounting evidence). I am NOT trapped in the castle (see previous). *deep breath*
Rat bastard not only stole all my papers, he nicked my good suit. Worst. Host. Ever. Hiding this diary for now, just in case.
It's interesting how much more comedic the story becomes when retold like this; I suppose every version of Dracula is to some degree self-consciously presented as a version or an adaptation. It'll be fun to compare Real-Time Dracula with the Twitter War of the Worlds.