In Care of Thee 1/15

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Side story! This opening scene takes place several months before the Rally to Restore Humanity, and will look familiar to anyone who’s seen episode 10 of the Hellsing TV anime. (If you haven’t, please track it down, because it’s beautiful.) The title is from The Tempest: “I have done nothing but in care of thee… Continue reading In Care of Thee 1/15

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[mwah!] Miranda: Da-dy! I told you, no more kissing until you dispense with that abominable fuzz! [Phineas and Ferb theme song] TV: Agent P! The evil Doctor Doofenshmirtz is up to his old tricks! For reasons unknown to us, he’s bought up eighty percent of the country’s tin foil! Miranda: Doctor Doofenshmirtz is the worst… Continue reading In Care Of Thee 2/15

In Care Of Thee 5/15

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How much do I love that the Olberclone Farm is canon? Ann: We didn’t create Olbermann, but he’s turned out to be surprisingly useful. Nobody here is adept at playing the media game. His influence makes it that much easier. Of course, if we had somebody with your critical insight working for us… Jon: You… Continue reading In Care Of Thee 5/15

In Care Of Thee 7/15

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2010. Miranda “Mandy” Lake Stewart. [cheep cheep] Miranda: Lean forward. Jon: Honey, you’re going to make me fall over. [cheep cheep] Jon: Mandy, there’s something important I want to tell you. But it’s a big secret, so you can’t talk about it with anyone. Not even to win a debate. Do you think you can… Continue reading In Care Of Thee 7/15

In Care Of Thee 8/15

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To be fair, this hypothesis is much more likely than the truth. Jon: You know I love you more than anyone else in the world, right? Miranda: Even more than the Mets! Jon: Oh, a lot more than the Mets. So this secret might be a little scary, but I don’t want you to worry… Continue reading In Care Of Thee 8/15

In Care Of Thee 12/15

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As per his declaration on the last page, Stephen’s speech is adapted from one of Ariel’s. (Mandy, of course, is paraphrasing Olbermann.) 2010. Jon: I guess I can understand how people might think we’re a couple. But this is something that actually needs to be a secret. Stephen is a vampire. He’s bound by a… Continue reading In Care Of Thee 12/15

In Care Of Thee 13/15

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Stephen reminds Mandy exactly how seriously he ought to be treated. Miranda: *whimper* Jon: Stephen, I know you like to make an entrance, but– Stephen: What, now you’re scared? I’ve been telling you about threatening things for over a year now! Robots! Market regulation! Democrats! Improperly processed Doritos! Origami! Hollywood! Bears! You haven’t been intimidated… Continue reading In Care Of Thee 13/15

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Stephen: This is not how you treated me before. Miranda: But now I know you have the strength, the vigor, the fortitude to carry me all afternoon! Stephen: “From each according to his ability,” huh? Look up “socialism” in that thesaurus of yours some time. Miranda: So Daddy makes sure you’re not dangerous? Stephen: That’s… Continue reading In Care Of Thee 14/15

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Jon is reading a chapter of Beezus And Ramona. Stephen slips in one more Tempest reference. That evening. Jon: “Come on, Ramona, it’s time to go home,” she called to her little sister, who was happily sprinkling sand on a sleeping dog. “And let’s not forget Ralph!” Good old Ralph! And that’s the end of… Continue reading In Care Of Thee 15/15