18 9 / 2014
Most of the last 24 hours we’ve been discussing what a Disney Adaptation of Dracula might look like-
The conclusion we’ve come to is that Dracula occupies a role reserved typically for Disney princesses but with a Gothy lean in demeanor, dress and the types of woodland creatures he’d talk to.
I even have some sketches.
I regret nothing.
12 9 / 2014
Because I see people whining in the tags about how ‘inaccurate’ Dracula Untold is going to be.
This is fiction.
Dracula as a fictional character has fascinated people from all over the world- He appears as far afield as Japan in popular fiction- and as a character has quite a different life from his real-life historical figure.
Granted they are mixing in fact, but that happens.
See King Arthur- They do this with him sometimes, too. Dracula is romanticized on the same level- The only difference being is that Dracula does not have an entire saga written about him from Ye Olden Times. (Historically speaking there are some lengthy poems on Dracula, but I am unsure any whole manuscripts survive… though I could be wrong.)
Nobody is stealing Vlad the Impaler, and no one is trying to take your precious cranky bby of a vampire away, either.
Learn you some things- I’m seeing a whole heck of a lot of false information going around- For the BILLIONTH TIME- So here are some books-
Florescu and McNally’s two books are two of the best by far in English-
Dracula: Prince of many faces- (I’ve gone through two copies and still cite it regularly)-
'In Search of Dracula' Is Florescu and McNally's first book about Vlad the Impaler that lead to Prince of Many Faces. (No link for this one. I thought it would be redundant.)
Vlad the III Dracula: The Life and Times of the historical Dracula-
(Ignore the guy whining about the book being too political in tone- not much is known about Dracula the man- He was so private no one even knows if he was married to the woman who’s been labeled his first wife.)
Vlad The Impaler: In Search of the real Dracula:
IIRC This one primarily broke down what facts there are in order to assess whether or not Dracula’s reputation for brutality was founded or not.
I’ve read ALL these books- ‘Life and Times…” Is the only one I did not read cover to cover.