Review of chapter "My Name is Laurence Talbot" from BuffyKaibaHunt
Brilliant! :) I like it, especially this part:
High atop the Carpathian peaks of distant Romania it sits a castle belonging to a Vampire who has claimed to be older then both Kakistos and The Master before him, inside shrouded in perpetual darkness created by the clouds that ever permeate these lofty heights dwells the dread Count himself and master of Castle Dracula. Having discarded his birth name long ago and taken the name Dracula for his own upon rebirth, Dracula was not sired by any Vampires of the waking world. He had long engineered the myths that surround his existence.
Bram Stoker wrote the novel Dracula after being compelled to do so by the man himself, if he could still be called that, and the floodgates of like-minded Vampiric tales unfurled across the globe. He had come into the world a minor sovereign of an impoverished nation or so some of the legends say and he left it all behind at the tender age of twenty-nine, some in the Demon world believed him to be descended from some offshoot of the order of Aurelius that had been wiped out so long ago that their nigh extinct state had been attributed to the Old Ones themselves.
According to the book he was a Transylvanian nobleman who claimed to be descended from Attila the Hun of Szekley descent. If indeed he was not embellishing his true origins then it is said he used the dark arts to return from the dead as a Vampire, of course other tellings claim he made a pact with the Devil himself in blood.
One Aurelian Vampire in particular thought him little more then a pontz with limited parlor tricks who owed him eleven pounds. Of course Spike also known as William the Bloody didn’t know he’d only met one of the numerous Childe of Dracula. However whatever Dracula had done to become the Vampyre he now was, all knew of his reputation and feared him accordingly. Dracula’s particular breed of Vampyre was as had been noted different from all those under the Order of Aurelius, the demon had not corrupted his physical beauty nor did he lose his soul upon transforming into the undead lord he now was. His skin proved pale as moonlight, just as all vampires needed blood to survive so too did Dracula, but unlike the others he proved to be immune to sunlight and could withstand holy symbols far longer then The Master ever could due to his exceedingly long life.
He possessed uncommon abilities due to his skills as a necromancer and the situations of his birth as an undead fiend; he could change into the form of a bat, mist or fog however he did not possess the ability to become a wolf. In truth he merely employed and enslaved Werewolves completing their transformation fully into the beast that sometimes was mistaken for Dracula. And then too there was the mystery of his ability to seemingly come back from death itself, or rather the death of the undead.
Even when staked through the heart it was said Dracula could return and resume his terrifying reign, in truth however as Laurence Talbot had noted Dracula sired many; especially male vampires who assumed the name and identity of Dracula to perpetuate the immortal vampire myth. Many that were slain by vampire hunters such as Van Helsing or even the Slayer were not the true Dracula.
How awesome, as well as very inspiring, too. :)
Keep up your super-neat, very creative and phenomenally cool writing! :)
Review By [BuffyKaibaHunt
] • Date [5 Jul 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Monster Mash" from daveykins
Very good story - Larry Talbot was a really tragic character in the films - so its good to see him kicking ass finally :)
Review By [daveykins
] • Date [27 Feb 08] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Monster Mash" from Rhyssia
Review By [Rhyssia
] • Date [27 Feb 08] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "My Name is Laurence Talbot" from arkeus
Nice, though i am kind of sad that we won't see anymore Willow, probably :/
Good work, it was quite well written and clear and...well, just good. Though i could have done with more humor.
Review By [arkeus
] • Date [13 Feb 08] • Not Rated