Corrections from The Future: Integra is Abraham Van Helsing’s granddaughter, not great-granddaughter; and the Hellsing manga was later identified as taking place in 1999. Shine, however, begins in 1997. Ooooooooooooooo…… No, Jonathan, go back to your room! Good thing Mina never got to see the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It used her name but it… Continue reading First Time Reading Dracula
All the fangirls and fanboys in the final panel are friends of mine. – And now for something completely different… – Today’s karaoke will be a rather unusual one. – We’re singing the real lyrics, not a parody. – Unfortunately, we have no idea who wrote this song, so we can’t give them credit… –… Continue reading Fangirl Karaoke: Happy Birthday
Entirely true story. So this is what my mother said while we were watching Hellsing… Mom: Oh no, Integra’s a bad role model…she smokes. Erin: Don’t worry, Mom…until I’m in charge of a secret vampire-hunting organization, I won’t start smoking. Mom: Oh. Okay. Erin (thinking): Besides…she can quit any time.
Fangirls at Thanksgiving… Erin: And I’m thankful for Sir Integra Wingates Hellsing! Mom: She’s not real. [This is my mom. She’s very much a literalist.] Erin: Well then, can I be thankful for Kouta Hirano? He’s real. Mom: I guess so. Why? Erin: Because he created Sir Integra Wingates Hellsing! Mom: I give up.
This one gets really long, so the complete lyrics have their own page. Erin: Actually, change of plans: You guys won’t get all the Sunday Editions anymore. Fanboy: Why not? Are you out of karaoke ideas? Erin: Well, no; I still have a list of songs I want to parody. But I have an even… Continue reading Fangirl Karaoke: The Song That Never Ends
Mom: You realize, of course, Erin, that the blood you donate will go to surgeries and the like. It won’t go to Alucard. Erin: It won’t?!? All right, people, here’s the deal. We’re in the middle of a nationwide blood shortage. I’m finally old enough to donate, so I’m giving blood for the first time… Continue reading Give Blood
Cameo: the doctor is played by Anthy Himemiya. I went to have my cholesterol tested today. They draw blood into tubes for analysis… Doctor: They still haven’t mastered the art of using just one tube for all the stuff they do. [One for testing cholesterol level] [One for testing thyroid gland] [One for Alucard’s noon… Continue reading Cholesterol
Note from The Future: The original webcomic Blood Knight is no longer available online. However, it’s been reworked as an original light novel by Dante Crossroad. Helena: Believe it or not, And Shine Heaven Now isn’t the only Hellsing webcomic out there…There’s at least one other major one, well-drawn and well-written; it picks up at… Continue reading Helena’s Reviews: Blood Knight
Note from The Future: Over 10 years later, and we still get girl characters with boyish names to indicate that they’re unique and offbeat…but somehow, always still safely within the bounds of conventional gender expression. Rowdy butches with crew cuts in flannel and leather, with or without “girly” names, are mysteriously harder to find! Still… Continue reading When Fangirls Dream: Ready Set Glow
Erin: I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while — you know, answering questions from my email in the comic. So here’s the first one… Email: According to Hellsing philosophy, a person *must* be a virgin in order to become a vampire, right? And it seems pretty clear that Alucard is Dracula is… Continue reading Doujinshi-Ka’s Inbox: Is Alucard a virgin?