What Is It Good For 7/25

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Pip doesn’t dream in French these days, but it is the language of his childhood, so it will still feature in flashbacks. (For the original version of this scene, see volume 6, chapter 8.) Little Pip: “Grandpa…!” Grandpa Pip: “What? You’re crying? What’s going on?” Pip: Sorry, Scarlet, but you’re a bit late. My loyalty… Continue reading What Is It Good For 7/25

What Is It Good For 8/25

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Little Pip: “Grandpa, all the kids at school hate me! They say, ‘You’re the son of a killer…and you come from a family of killers who will do anything for money!’” Grandpa Pip: “Yeah, it’s true. So?” Little Pip: “Ehh?” Grandpa Pip: “You didn’t know?” Pip: Grand-père, tous les autres à l’école me détestent! Ils… Continue reading What Is It Good For 8/25

What Is It Good For 9/25

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Grandpa Pip: “Our family has been mercenaries for eight generations. All the way back to your great-great-great-great-grandfather. “Your own father died fighting in Columbia, trying to earn some money in preparation for your birth.” Little Pip: “But why? “Why do you have to kill people?” Grandpa Pip: “For money! Aren’t you listening to me?” Grandpa:… Continue reading What Is It Good For 9/25

What Is It Good For 10/25

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Grandpa Pip: “Our enemies always fought for causes. Women, their families, food, drugs…liberty, equality, fraternity. But for us, that’s useless. “You want a reason to kill? A bit of money. That’s all a man’s life is worth. “With such a bad pedigree…it’s no wonder the others bully you!” Grandpa: Nos ennemis se sont toujours battu… Continue reading What Is It Good For 10/25

What Is It Good For 14/25

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War: Ohhh…you have no idea how this works, do you, soldier? Load up another flashback! This is going to be fun. No, no…farther back! Now we’re talking.

What Is It Good For 15/25

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The current flashback is adapted from chapters 2 and 3 of Coyote, available on the scans page. It’s not an official part of the Hellsing manga continuity, but you’ll notice that some of the characters look very familiar. Be warned that it’s an early Hirano work, which means it contains (a) hentai and (b) bad… Continue reading What Is It Good For 15/25

What Is It Good For 16/25

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Instead of using Natalie’s generic original clothing, I found some 1946 French fashion plates and adapted an outfit from this one. Grandpa Pip: “Sorry, doll, but I don’t have the money for a woman right now. I’m a freelancer, who’s between jobs… “…and your clothes are way too nice for a whore. What’s going on… Continue reading What Is It Good For 16/25

What Is It Good For 17/25

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Grandpa Pip: “You’re not a virgin, are you…?” Natalie: “Yes…m-men like that, d-don’t they?” Grandpa Pip: “Are you sure that you want to be with a stranger for your first time?” Natalie: “PLEASE!” Grandpa Pip (thinking): Who am I to argue with that? Grandpa Pip: Vous n’êtes pas une vierge…? Natalie: Si…l-les hommes aiment ça,… Continue reading What Is It Good For 17/25

What Is It Good For 18/25

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Grandpa Pip: “What turns you on…? Oh, you wouldn’t know. Tell me if I hurt you, all right?” (thinking) This is crazy! A pretty girl wants me, and I’m hesitating? But for some reason, I don’t want her to get hurt… Grandpa Pip: Qu’est-ce qui t’exite…? Ah, tu ne saurais pas. Dites-moi si je te… Continue reading What Is It Good For 18/25

What Is It Good For 19/25

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Grandpa Pip: And in the end, she left without any money. I hope she found what she was looking for… Newspaperman: “Get your Journal! Get the latest news! “Get the latest edition of the Plot Twist Times!” The next morning… Grandpa Pip (thinking): Et finalement, elle est partie sans d’argent. J’espére qu’elle a trouvé ce… Continue reading What Is It Good For 19/25