For some people, new year’s resolutions involve career, or family, or travel, or being healthier. Mine… run a little different.
Namely, 2020 will be the year I read/watch/play/listen to as many different versions of Dracula as I can. 2020 will be the year I consume Dracula.
Back when Kayleigh and I were doing our vampire podcast, The Bloodsucking Feminists, we bounced about the idea of doing that, under the name of The Dracula Project. It never happened, but now that she plans on doing the entire Vampire Chronicles (again), I will be ambitious and do Dracula.
Now I know it is impossible to do the entirety of all things Dracula. Look at the wikipedia entry “Count Dracula in Popular Culture” – it’s huge. There’s not enough time in 2020 for me to get through all of that, and on top of that there are the twin issues of money and access. There are a lot of Dracula books that my library does not have, for example, while things available for purchase may be out of my budget. And then perhaps some things are for sale, but either do not ship to New Zealand or have prohibitively expensive shipping.
As much as I want to get into Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula : A Facsimile Edition right after reading The New Annotated Dracula, for example, I will have to wait a while. Maybe make it an early birthday present to myself. Which is December. :/
So I’m keeping it simple. I have a list of movies to watch, books to read, music to listen to, games to play, and a few other things, and I’m going to try and get through as many as I can. Do I have an order? No. Will I get through them all? Highly doubtful.
I’m going to try, though.
The Dracula Project has its very own page on this blog so check it out and let me know if there is something I really ought to try and get to this year and if there is anything I have missed.
But I am going to start with this bad boy, my 2019 birthday present to myself.