The Mansion of E :: Part Four: The Road Less Travelled
This is another segment that wanders far off the main plot for a longish stretch. You'll learn stuff if you stay, but if you want to get back to Rosemary and Sylvester, skip ahead to here.
Blit previously appeared here.
For the record, that's not a "Yahoo!" but a "YAAAH HOOHOO!", the sort of panicked scream most memorably used by the Disney character Goofy in his golden-age cartoon appearences.
That's a Boogieman in the second panel, not a Human.
Rosemary talked about visiting the Motihaul Semi-Autonomous Region here, while the tower-visit occured here.
Sylvester's ancestors Ludwig and Audra were first discussed here and here.
Yes, I have finally decided to switch to a (hopefully) more readable font for Human dialogue in the strip. I should have done it years ago, but I was sentimentally attached to ol' Comic Sans, and until now I couldn't find a replacement I could at least tolerate. This new font is called Komika Text. And I.. can tolerate it. Thanks to the folks at (evidently) Apostrophic Labs for creating it and giving it away.
Almost exactly five years ago, I showed the inside of Rosemary's helmet, and, no, you can't see any battery. I apologize for this shattering violation of strip-contiunity. (Actually, a wizard did it.)
Happy belated Talk Like A Pirate Day. Also, if Baldy seems vaguely familiar, he's appeared in a few of Rosemary's silhouette-flashbacks.
Readers may have noted that Mr. Ferule's desk does not look the same in the two panels. What we are seeing in the tunnel is how Rosemary and Sylvester remember these people, not what they actually look like.
Since I didn't do a good job drawing it: in the last panel, that's not a crack in the Can Opener, but rather (left-click and drag with your mouse if you want a spoiler)... [the opposite of a crack.]
Yes, I like drawing overly-complicated diagrams. Sue me.
Poke Kits have been previously discussed/seen here and here. And for the record, Rosemary has been carrying hers all along; if you look very carefully at the bath scene here, you might be able to see the original version sitting on the floor. And since I've been even more cryptic than usual lately, I'll toss a bone and say no, the Poke Kit is not the "Egg" recently refered to; it's something stored inside the Poke Kit, along with the fleeb picture of Rosemary and Eva. Also, I got a complaint about the readability of ol' Speedy's font, so I changed it.
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