Incognito: Would somebody turn on thelights?? [SNAP] [crackle crackle] Incognito: You can turn them off now. Baalberith: That’s what they all say.
Baalberith: I’ll be finished with your paperwork in a moment; if you have questions, feel free to ask. Incognito: I’m in Hell, aren’t I? Baalberith: Yep. Incognito: So where’s the eternal pain? Baalberith: You’re a masochist. If we gave you eternal pain, it wouldn’t be Hell, now would it?
I first encountered the concept of Hell as a bureaucracy from Piers Anthony. His Incarnations of Immortality series is another that Helena would recommend. Incognito: So, are you Satan? Baalberith: Of course not. I’m just a minor demon. There are lots of us; there have to be, because we deal with the paperwork. And Hell… Continue reading The Storyline From Hell 4/26
Incognito: What’s the purpose of the paperwork? Baalberith: We have to tally up your sins to calculate where in Hell you belong. Dante was right: you end up in a different circle of Hell depending on your most prevalent sin. Vampires are usually hard to classify; they have so much pride, lust, and violence that… Continue reading The Storyline From Hell 5/26
Baalberith: Ah! Here’s your subcircle. Incognito: Do you mean that there’s an entire subsection of Hell for the sin of messing with the Maiden of the Royal Order? Baalberith: Well, she is on a mission from God. Anything which disrupts that is like a direct challenge to God — in other words, the sin that… Continue reading The Storyline From Hell 6/26
Enrico: Thanks! Yumiko: And God bless you! Heinkel: Rico, don’t look now, but… Heinkel: … I think we’re being followed. Enrico: Oh no! What if it’s a vampire? Yumiko: A vampire? Enrico: Uh-huh! Halloween is the best night of the year for evil creatures like that. Vampires and werewolves and demons and… and… and Buddhists… Continue reading Little Enrico’s Halloween 4/7
The characters shown: Reseda (in her uniform from the Sailor Moon ficverse) Tabitha (my cat) Integra (because you can never have too much Integra) Me (you knew that, right?) Lisa (you haven’t met her yet, but you will) and Baalberith (still Hell’s best secretary). Shine is two years old today! Here’s to the next two… Continue reading Second Anniversary
11/4/04: Lime from Saber Marionette J, Sailor Chibi Moon, and Integra. (I had a red pen out at the time, so I added a bit of spot-coloring. This was scanned in greyscale, and the color restored digitally.) 12/22: Leslie (from the SNRPG) 1/5/05: Jesus (from this often bizarre but occasionally cool historical novel. You’ve probably… Continue reading The Year In Doodles
The portal’s path sucked this character in and then dumped her in Baalberith’s office, rather than pulling her all the way through to one of the ends. More evidence that you shouldn’t mess with portals. Essentially, the path of the portal was “yanked” straight, undoing the twists caused when Sett and the others accidentally diverted… Continue reading Fangirls Are Hell 21/60
Baalberith: Well, I don’t seem to have the paperwork for you, so I’ll just have to drop you off somewhere while we track it down. I’ll just take you to the nearest subcircle in my jurisdiction to wait until then. Helena: I’d rather wait here. Baalberith: You’ll get in the way. Helena: You don’t understand.… Continue reading Fangirls Are Hell 22/60