Nor is it a north Chilean guanaco. (Closely related to the llama.) (And thus we add Monty Python to the growing list of allusions here.) The sleigh is drawn by a wingless version of Helios, also from Sailor Moon. In SM canon, Helios shows up in all children’s dreams; this means that in Shine canon… Continue reading Visions of Sugarplums 26/31
The Sugar Plum Fairy here is Princess Tutu herself. The Polichinelles are just Polichinelles, though their design was admittedly influenced by Uzura (another Princess Tutu character).
Integra: Most of the British really live in a world like this. Peaceful. With no monsters. But they can only have this because of Hellsing. Because of me. This is what I have to protect. And it’s worth it. It’s worth fighting for. It’s worth dying for. I was forgetting that. Thank you for reminding… Continue reading Visions of Sugarplums 28/31
One last blast o’ cameos. Drosselmeyer (Princess Tutu; the fact that he was named after the Nutcracker character is just a bonus tie-in), writer of stories, and Helios (Sailor Moon), guardian of dreams, are from essentially the same realm. Sandman readers will know that the Lord of Dreams, Morpheus, also has the title Prince of… Continue reading Visions of Sugarplums – The Dreamkeepers
Enrico: I didn’t need friends to become leader of Iscariot. I didn’t need them to get promoted to Archbishop. I get along just fine without friends! So what is this supposed to teach me, Spirit? …spirit? I wasn’t talking about you! You can stay! Really! Helios: Would you settle for me instead?
Enrico: You must be the Ghost of Iscariot Present. Helios: Technically, I’m a guardian of dreams. Especially the dreams of young girls. But, well, these days I have a girlfriend, and she likes me to keep my time in other girls’ dreams to a minimum. So I have some free time. Enrico: What does your… Continue reading Ghosts of Iscariot Past 12/24
Enrico: Hey, there’s Yumiko! Helios: This is how your organization works. Thanks to you. Enrico: Hey, this is a standard treatment. She needs regular conditioning to keep her alternate personality controllable. The chains are just because she thrashes. [AIEEEEE!!] Helios: You make her go through this, over and over, just so she stays useful to… Continue reading Ghosts of Iscariot Past 13/24
Timothy: Yumiko has treatments? What do they do to her? Enrico: …I’ll tell you when you’re older. But they’re completely justified. Helios: I remember when her main personalities were young… All their dreams turned into nightmares, so they built a maze in their head where they could hide. It worked, sort of. It kept the… Continue reading Ghosts of Iscariot Past 14/24
Enrico: Why are you showing me this, spirit? [haah ahh] No, it’s not pretty, but we’re Iscariot! It’s all for the glory of God! That’s why we have to sin! We do what we have to do! …Spirit? Couldn’t you have stuck around long enough to admit that I’m right?
Happy Easter! See a higher-quality version of that last panel. The poor Inner and Outer senshi. They keep trying to be the princess’ guardians, who take care of wiping out the bad guys while she relaxes, and it just never works out. Animated .gif tomorrow.