Helena: ready for something a little easier on the eyes than pages of text? Most manga will do, but Matsuri Akino’s Pet Shop of Horrors is particularly worthwhile. The manga is often creepy, sometimes funny, always intriguing, and beautifully drawn on top of that. The pets from the shop in the title tend to make… Continue reading Helena’s Reviews: Pet Shop of Horrors
Cameo: Count D. Animated strip tomorrow. With a certain bothersome Catholic out of the way, Integra settles into a relaxing routine. The next few days are spent lounging in the sun… Integra (thinking): I never sunburn, so how much sunblock should I use for UV protection? Seras would know that kind of thing. …checking out… Continue reading Vacation, All I Ever Wanted 15/26
Cameos: Michiru, Minako, Leon, D, Utena. Enrico (thinking): Oh, gosh, it looks like we’re evacuating… where am I supposed to go? Enrico: Hey, Integra! Integra: What do you want? Enrico: Where are we going? Integra: To the lifeboats, of course. Weren’t you at the lecture? Enrico: There was a lecture? Integra: Before we left the… Continue reading Vacation, All I Ever Wanted 17/26
Cameos: Holmes & Watson. The published version of “The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire” can be found on Wikilivres. The uncensored original involved the proprietor of a somewhat shady pet shop in the Chinese quarter. Shortly: Alucard: “The adventure of the Sussex vampire.” By John H. Watson, MD. Being one of the most curious cases… Continue reading Isn’t That A Little Bit Dangerous, Jeeves? 7/60
Count D’s pet shop, the eponymous establishment of Pet Shop of Horrors. The three-headed dragon is Honlon, a set of triplets in one body. The heads, from top to bottom, belong to Junrei (the childlike one), Shuuko (the bossy one), and Kanaan (the violent one). They’re immortal, mostly peaceful, but with the power to demolish… Continue reading World War Vignettes: Los Angeles 1/3
Cameos: Calvin, Hobbes, and Calvin’s very confused parents.
I said I’d link to fics, and sure enough, one has already been written. Check it out: A Night in the Life of a First Responder, Post-’99