Reviews for Who's Crazy Now?
Socrates the Mud chapter 1 . 4/18/2019
I both love and hate this story.

I love this story because of the Doofenshmirtz sub-plot (which seriously couldn't be more perfect if Dan and Swampy had written it themselves) and the scene with Phineas and the dentist (which is also brilliant), and because it touches upon a subject near and dear to my heart - namely, mental health.

I hate this story because of the way the subject of mental health is handled.

Don't get me wrong, the PREMISE is pure gold. Candace absolutely should be seeing a psychiatrist, even WITH the fact that her brothers' shenanigans are real and not actually delusions, and Linda should have brought her in a long time ago.

My problem isn't with Candace either - I would have preferred that she handle the situation with maturity and speak honestly, but this response is also in-character for her and I respect that. Also, while lying to one's psychiatrist is the OPPOSITE of what one should do in real life, in this context it's probably for the best.

Norman is a quack of the highest order. I'm not calling him "Dr. Norman," because he doesn't deserve the title. I can't remember the last time I hated a character anywhere near as much as I hate him.

Mental health professionals are supposed to HELP people. They're supposed to be patient listeners. They're supposed to use common sense and scientific reasoning.

Norman takes one of the things I hate most about fictional characters - jumping to irrational conclusions - and applies it to one of the situations where it is MOST problematic. He barely talks to Candace for thirty seconds before arbitrarily deciding that he understands the situation. He ignores the need for informed consent. He doesn't understand the concept of a hyphenated name. He assigns diagnoses without anything remotely resembling adequate information, about someone who was NOT his patient, based on the non-patient's behavior WHILE DRUGGED.

I'm a 20-year-old college student with only two (maybe three?) Psych courses under my belt, but NOT ONLY could I have handled this situation better than he did, I could have done so FOUR YEARS AGO, BEFORE I'D TAKEN ANY OF SAID PSYCH COURSES. Candace would have been better off talking with Hannibal Lecter, I'm not even kidding - at least he has a modicum of patience and is capable of thinking rationally.

Also, Linda seems a bit more hostile and callous than I think she should be, but that's small potatoes compared to Norman.
Guest chapter 1 . 1/29/2019
The best part was Phineas at the dentist
Cashagon chapter 1 . 3/9/2018
This was awesome! Way to sieze the day! This was just like a real episode and I was cracking up. Muy sides hurt! LOL!

Cash is out. Peace!
creativesm75 chapter 1 . 3/12/2017
FleaBee chapter 1 . 10/5/2016
This was fun to read. I love Vanessa getting into the evil while she is filling in for her father and the doctor thinking Linda is the crazy one and Phineas in the dentists office. Easy to picture as an episode. Fun story, thanks for sharing.
Brainless Genius chapter 1 . 2/18/2016
Hmm, it's interesting that Dr. Norman wanted to analyze Linda rather than Candace... Maybe he's in on the whole thing? And the fact that he looked like Norm was a funny joke you threw in there. Also, the dentist wanting a sedative to shut Phineas up was so great! I could totally imagine Phineas with nanobots all over his teeth.
The humor you put in the story was a lot like the show's - I don't know if you meant for it to be like that, but good job!
Keep writing!
Irish-Brigid chapter 1 . 6/27/2015
The best part is Phineas in the doctor's office.
Bookworm Gal chapter 1 . 6/17/2015
This was surprisingly entertaining. Nice work.
Guest chapter 1 . 10/11/2014
Nice job got job I got a laugh Out I that
MarcelineFan chapter 1 . 8/5/2014
...I have absolutely no idea what I just read. But it's awesome!
Book girl fan chapter 1 . 10/13/2013
See, that's just brilliant. I love this story, from Candace being ten foot tall and blue, to them returning to Alpha Centauri to help Stacy, and especially Phineas being loopy.
anoymous chapter 1 . 6/5/2013
Maybe Ozzy and Drix can blow up the zits with Drix's grenade
Lucyole chapter 1 . 1/6/2013
lol i really love it it was very funny and good
Maran Zelde chapter 1 . 10/15/2012
This story is well-structured, in-character, and true to the show, as with your other fanfics.
handymanshipper chapter 1 . 9/13/2012
Story line to muddled and it was supposed to be Candace at pyscatrist to all over place
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