|Reviews for For Every Word, Grant Me Your Ear Brother|
| Lady Wednesday 9/12/10 . chapter 4
I don't mean to be insulting, but WOW... I never thought this day would come. The day that Ardina would update anything again :P
I loved the story. You are the only one who can make Dracula sound like a real man that could ever possible have real feelings. Please keep it up, and please update more!
| LadyLorena 12/7/06 . chapter 2
i read 'gabriel' and loved it- there were a few turns-of-phrase that you used that were very modern and didnt quite sit well with the dialogue, but since i only noticed two, you must have been doing a hell of a lot right. i loved the extended dialogue, the way you described their interaction- dracula's continual movement...van helsing watching him tersely...it was beautiful.
this passage really struck me:
""We are merciless in the face of the weakness of others. We do what they are too afraid to even contemplate", his hands rose to articulate his words. "What a sorry state we have let ourselves decline into. What has become of us? What terrible things we have allowed to befall us since our time on earth began". The demonic side to his features disappeared to leave the face of a man with true regret etched on his features."
i could visualise it so clearly- letting that side of dracula show through for just a brief moment was brilliant. with the theme you have hinted at of the brotherhood between the two and the moment of humanity in dracula you paint a very deep picture that i want to know more about. it would be marvellous if you could develop a larger, more intricate plot that worked these two themes together even more- i would encourage you to use this as the starting point for a much longer set of interactions. your dracula has van helsing prisoner and he has all the time in the world- a series of interactions- mere moments like this one- strung together developing this together would probably make me shudder with glee. ;)
best of luck and blessed be.
| WingedSerpent 10/4/06 . chapter 1
Yes. No. And yes...
Though long have I also asked those questions... experience has given me answers.
Well written. Makes me think... again. Thank you.
| Lady Wednesday 9/26/06 . chapter 2
_ That was very good! But please update Embrace! _
| Believer29 9/26/06 . chapter 2
Amazing. You should write more Dracula and Anna stories!
It was realistic and very well written. My compliments.
| jimmy-barnes-13 9/25/06 . chapter 2
wow that was incredible! :D
| corcrafields 9/25/06 . chapter 2
*weeps loudly* You! Evil woman! How can you be so kind to me? YOUR WRITING KICKS MINE'S ASS! (There's a grammatical error somewhere in that sentence.) Please, please update! This is such a profound, strange, beautiful collection. The second chapter was perhaps my favorite, although the first was awe-inspiring. You are the only person I've ever seen who can actually pull off Dracula's softer side and make it work. And god, do you make it WORK. I loved your Anna. I loved your Gabriel. You must continue before I perish.
| No Longer In Use9 8/4/06 . chapter 1
This little story made me think...alot. I am, myself, a 'trying' devoted Catholic...and yet phrases so easily said within your story make me wonder aimlessly about religious reason. Sometimes I really don't understand, or would rather be a stubborn rebel, tear the cross from around my neck and run off, successfully fulfilling my own hopes and dreams. But it doesn't work that way, does it? For I would surely go to hell if I even mentioned an act like that within my church. It is all so confusing...complicated. And the way you describe such problems in this oneshot...it thrills me. And yet depresses me so...to know I have not found my religious purpose. I honestly believe I'll cherish this story gratefully. Wonderfully written, as always, and with so much meaning...it could very well bring tears to my eyes.
Thank you, my friend.
| Tiari Clovis 8/4/06 . chapter 1
I liked this a lot. I wish the two would have talked longer in the movie to. Are you going to write something more off of this?
| Believer29 8/1/06 . chapter 1
Loved it. You portray the characters very well.
I love the conflict, and Dracula trying to get Van Helsing to question the meaning behind his religous faith; it's very realistic. You should write more Van Helsing fanfiction, you are a wonderful writer.
| Ron's Sweetie 8/1/06 . chapter 1
Great new story.I love it wow. Keep going with it Please?