|Reviews for Renfield Wasn't Crazy|
| Failing Wings chapter 3 . 6/3
Neat! I loved the "he wasn't a villain but he wasn't a good guy either" line, and how you explained Renfield's actions.
| EmiliaKyuchi chapter 3 . 5/7
Nice work on this story! The alternate take on Renfield's character was fascinating to think about.
| Guest chapter 3 . 10/14/2014
I love this. However is this story abondoned, or up for adoption?
| Saphira113 chapter 3 . 2/16/2014
You have made a very compelling argument to me to read Dracula! I really like this story and the way you described Seras's reactions to Alucard's presence.
| Guest chapter 3 . 5/27/2013
luve it ! please keep going, this is the most realistic version of alucard or dracula anyones come up with, you really capture the character very well, :)
| Jubalii chapter 3 . 4/21/2013
I. LOVE. THIS.
| Dhandra chapter 3 . 3/26/2013
Plz update I Love it is alucard going to remember anything
From his past
| Angelwolf22 chapter 3 . 2/11/2013
i enjoy it update soon please
| Morte Cacciatore chapter 3 . 2/10/2013
I really, REALLY want to read more of this story! PLEASE COULD YOU UPDATE THIS SOONER!
| Julian Chester chapter 3 . 12/25/2012
This is a fascinating read, and I'm a little disheartened to see that it's been left fallow for nearly a year. All this literary analysis of Dracula is quite fascinating, and makes me want to re-read the book myself. It's quite the thing to watch Seras Victoria debate the novel Dracula with the man himself, whether it's in a coffee shop or in her dreams. I am familiar with some of what has been discussed, such as how each character in the novel represents some Victorian ideal or other, and also how the novel was pretty transparently about (among other things) sex, xenophobia, and an indictment of the decline of masculinity in the late Victorian Era. The latter would make for an interesting discussion by itself (I can already see that I'll have to eventually pick up a book on the subject), but it begs the question, if it were meant as an indictment of the decline of manly vigor in the late nineteenth century, then why did the men who ostensibly failed at being men win in the end? Arguably it was mostly thanks to Quincey Morris (an American from Texas... if anyone is going to be a man's man aside from Dracula, it ought to be a Texan) and Abraham van Helsing (alias Professor McBadass, MD, DPhil, DLitt). The xenophobia and sex are of course blatantly obvious. Dracula's whole thing is a not particularly subtle metaphor for sex, and what could possibly inspire more xenophobia in a reader than a tale of some Eastern European foreigner coming to England, stealing respectable English women away from their men, and turning them into sluts? It's like the summation of all the fears about immigration that ever existed in the UK.
You can see the same thing going on still, just with the cast of characters changed; there's a stereotype going around on the continent these days that claims that European men are so domesticated and so "grass-eating," that European women are not marrying them anymore, but instead are increasingly marrying Muslim men, immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa or the sons of those immigrants, because those Muslim men actually act like men: they have pride, they say what they mean, they don't fall all over themselves trying to please women, and they work hard. And of course, here in the United States, there has been no end of angst over the last four years over what it means that in a couple of decades white people will no longer be a majority, that the presidency is no longer the private preserve of white males? People reacted badly enough when we elected a Catholic to the presidency, and so far we've only done that once. There's an incredibly long history of xenophobia here in America; we started out thinking that not even Irish and German people were fit to live here, then we had problems with Italians and Poles and Russians, then it was Chinese and Japanese, then it was Hispanics, whether they had crossed the border or the border had crossed them.
I hope to see more of this in the future, whenever you are able to write more of it. It certainly has a lot of promise to it.
| Guest chapter 1 . 11/26/2012
| Firehawk454 chapter 3 . 8/30/2012
Plz write more I wanna know what happens to seras and alucard plz
| kaylee chapter 3 . 7/8/2012
i love this story it is truly magnificent and i can't wait for the next chapter!
| Aramaki chapter 3 . 6/14/2012
This. This and a thousand times this. I love it, the strange, domesticity of the Alucard/Seras interactions, the incorporation of the novel Dracula, even the idea that Alucard remembers very little and feels even less like the man he once was. A man adrift in a sea of eternity, forgetting how to live. This Alucard, I could very well grow to love if given the opportunity.
And again, a monster. Alucard employs the methods he used over a century ago, and Seras has the method in her hand to discern what is happening to her. The raw throat, the dreams, the sharp (vampiric) senses and the extreme attachment to his presence. I wonder how long it would take for the dance to resume with the Count and his new Mina Harker.
I'd greatly enjoy more of this, and look forwards to seeing how this ties into mainline Hellsing events as well. Seras during the London Raid would be amusing to see.
| Lali chapter 3 . 3/12/2012
Awesome story! Please give us more updates :)