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Lucy by hellcorpceo Lucy by hellcorpceo
I was reading Dracula a while back, and decided to do a painting of Lucy. Lucy gets a bad rap in the movies--Movie Dracula is seductive, and so Lucy is a slutty slutty slut because she falls for him first and gets vampirized. In the book, Lucy is a wonderful woman, and her only real flaw is having idiot friends who are too stupid to actually protect her.

Seriously, the thing reads like Van Helsing and his cohorts have some kind of memory disorder. They keep leaving the near-dead Lucy alone, and either Dracula breaks in, or the house staff freaking LETS HIM IN by opening the windows in Lucy's room and taking down all the garlic because it smells bad. This happens again and again and again. Surely, you think, surely THIS TIME Van Helsing will stop being a baby and just spend the night in the room while Lucy's suitors search for Dracula and kill him. But no, nobody does that, and so Lucy has to die. Worst vampire hunters ever.
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lapislove1990 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  New member
very true, i thought lucy was great, a free spirit, but the movie makes her a trampy strumpet(hooker). thats not fair.
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smartguy776 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Uhh...what about dracula? And doesn't Mina notice in one chapter that there's a cloud of mist moving toward her but then not tell the party about it?  Her thinking has to be something along the lines of "My husband and his friends are off searching for a supernatural creature capable of changing shape, and there is a cloud that seems to be sentient moving towards me.  I'm sure there is nothing for me to worry about or tell them."

but yes, her brain does seem to be the most properly functioning of the party in that book. 
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ashimbabbar Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
today there's only 2 of us… tomorrow the world ! XD
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smartguy776 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
I agree with you.
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ashimbabbar Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
silly me Waaaah!  

otherwise I still think I have a point… 
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smartguy776 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Umm...technially Lucy wasn't stabbed, she was staked through the heart.  Just thought I'd tell you.
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smartguy776 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Yeah. The idea itself raises some interesting questions.  Like, "How would the other characters in the novel be depicted?, How would Lucy react to her transformation into a vampire?, How would she react when she finds out that Arthur has married?" Each has multiple possible answers.
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
That WOULD be interesting.
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smartguy776 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Speaking of points of view, does anyone wish that someone would write a version of Dracula that tells it from Lucy's perspective?  It would be interesting if we could figure out what her thoughts on the story's events were.
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stokerbramwell Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Really almost ALL of the characters get whittled down to two-dimensional caricatures in most of the film versions.  It's one of the things I find most disheartening about them.
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