Was this story particularly difficult to draw, or time-consuming to tone, or complicated to compose, or otherwise hellish to finish? Not at all. This storyline literally takes place in the land where all our favorite villains ended up.
??? (thinking): .. Where am I? And is it really dark in here, or is the doujinshi-ka just lazy?
Incognito: Would somebody turn on thelights?? [SNAP] [crackle crackle] Incognito: You can turn them off now. Baalberith: That’s what they all say.
Baalberith: I’ll be finished with your paperwork in a moment; if you have questions, feel free to ask. Incognito: I’m in Hell, aren’t I? Baalberith: Yep. Incognito: So where’s the eternal pain? Baalberith: You’re a masochist. If we gave you eternal pain, it wouldn’t be Hell, now would it?
I first encountered the concept of Hell as a bureaucracy from Piers Anthony. His Incarnations of Immortality series is another that Helena would recommend. Incognito: So, are you Satan? Baalberith: Of course not. I’m just a minor demon. There are lots of us; there have to be, because we deal with the paperwork. And Hell… Continue reading The Storyline From Hell 4/26
Incognito: What’s the purpose of the paperwork? Baalberith: We have to tally up your sins to calculate where in Hell you belong. Dante was right: you end up in a different circle of Hell depending on your most prevalent sin. Vampires are usually hard to classify; they have so much pride, lust, and violence that… Continue reading The Storyline From Hell 5/26
Baalberith: Ah! Here’s your subcircle. Incognito: Do you mean that there’s an entire subsection of Hell for the sin of messing with the Maiden of the Royal Order? Baalberith: Well, she is on a mission from God. Anything which disrupts that is like a direct challenge to God — in other words, the sin that… Continue reading The Storyline From Hell 6/26
[THUMP] Baobhan sith: A-HAH! There you are! I’ve been waiting for you to show up.
Note from The Future: “Bubbancy” is the anime dub’s attempt to spell “baobhan sith” while assuming it’s a name. She doesn’t have a proper name, so in the transcripts I’ll just call her “baobhan sith” until further notice. Baobhan sith — pronounced “baa’van she” — Bubbancy, one of the White Women of the Scottish highlands.… Continue reading The Storyline From Hell 8/26
Baobhan sith: You lost, didn’t you? Incognito: Well — Baobhan sith: You didn’t kill Alucard. Luke: Eek! Alucard? Where? Baobhan sith: There’s no Alucard here, Luke. You can relax. Incognito: Luke? Luke Valentine? Baobhan sith: Yes. He’s never been quite the same since the events leading up to his death… Luke: Are you sure it’s… Continue reading The Storyline From Hell 9/26
Baobhan sith (offscreen): Now, look — I could never have been a match for Alucard. Everyone agreed to that. But you… You were supposed to kill him! That was your entire purpose! How could you fail? You and he were both genuine monsters — Luke: Monsters?! Where?? Baobhan sith: Shut up, Luke.