Helena’s Reviews: Pet Shop of Horrors

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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

Vacation, All I Ever Wanted 15/26

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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

Vacation, All I Ever Wanted 17/26

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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

Isn’t That A Little Bit Dangerous, Jeeves? 7/60

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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

World War Vignettes: Los Angeles 1/3

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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

Doujinshi-Ka’s Last Inbox 4/23

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“If ‘erstwhile’ is the word I want…” Q. Will we get to see angel!Bertie with his beloved Jeeves? A. Here you go. Bertie: It’s so good to be back with you, Reg! Jeeves: I feel the same way, Bertram. Bertie: Such a relief that our erstwhile heroes dealt with that awful copy, what? Jeeves: Indeed.… Continue reading Doujinshi-Ka’s Last Inbox 4/23

Doujinshi-Ka’s Last Inbox 8/23

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Cameos: Calvin, Hobbes, and Calvin’s very confused parents. Q. Does Angel!Penwood hang out with Angel!Arthur & his wife, maybe play cards or some such…? A. That they do… Penwood: He’s just learning how to walk on his own. Look at him go! Mom Hellsing: Your grandson is so cute! Arthur: Yeah, yeah, the kid’s adorable.… Continue reading Doujinshi-Ka’s Last Inbox 8/23

Doujinshi-Ka’s Last Inbox 19/23

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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 Q. How did the other monsters of the world fare, like werewolves, aliens, fae, and cryptids? A. Depends on the monster. Some cryptids are hunted more enthusiastically now… Continue reading Doujinshi-Ka’s Last Inbox 19/23

Sketchbook Deep Dive

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Favorite thief/detective pairings: Meimi-Asuka Jr. (Kaitou Saint Tail) Marron/Miyako (Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne) D/Leon (Pet Shop of Horrors) Lupin/Zenigata (Lupin III) We’re going way deep in the archives today, folks. Some of this stuff has been languishing in a subfolder since 2004. Practical Jokes in the Hellsing Mansion or: Advantages of Not Showing Up in Mirrors… Continue reading Sketchbook Deep Dive

Storylines That Weren’t (8) The Adventure of the Chinatown Pet Shop (9) Integra’s Inferno

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VIII: The Adventure of the Chinatown Pet Shop Being a case history in the files of Sherlock Holmes, as written by his biographer John Watson. Note that Conan Doyle himself touched on it: “Matilda Briggs was not the name of a young woman, Watson…it was a ship which is associated with the Giant Rat of… Continue reading Storylines That Weren’t (8) The Adventure of the Chinatown Pet Shop (9) Integra’s Inferno