The Mansion of E :: Part Four: The Road Less Travelled
Just for the record, no, that is not the Great Chasm. But we're getting closer to it all the time...
In case there's any confusion, these two Fixits are NOT the same ones that we previously saw here.
Hax discussed his "Project Y duty" here. Also, when at this point he said he'd been "in the forest", he was speaking euphamistically because Camora could overhear the conversation.
Sylvester and Rosemary are Humans who occasionally appear around the Basement.
The idea of Rosemary carrying a picture was introduced here, in a piece of fanart by one W. M. Sonnenburg, who has long since gone on to other things. It fit well enough that I made it canon.Rosemary was given the fleeb here.
It was belatedly pointed out to me that when I had Rosemary label herself as a Mooninite, I copied the name of some reoccuring villains annoyances on the animated TV series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. I enjoy the show, but if I had realized the duplication, I would have used something else (Mooniner? Mooninian?). For the record, Rosemary's home province of Moonin is my homage to the Moomintroll books of Finnish author Tove Jansson. (They're good! Check 'em out!) Probably should have just used the original name.
The discussion to which Sylvester refers occured here. Rosemary detailed her visit(s) to the Motihaul Semi-Autonomous Region here.
Spatchcock spoke of Spikefolk here. Rosemary and Sylvester climbed the West Tower way way back here. And yes, that's the very earliest version of the Spike in the background.
Audra and Philbert were the seventeenth and twentieth Earls of E. Sylvester is the twenty third.
That second panel is how the Ettin zoo was originally set up. A long time has passed, and things have changed and been re-named. And, as always, if you want to see the complete mostly-official cross-section of the Basement, you need to send me at least $2 via PayPal donation.
I generally like the font I use for Human characters now, but just to be clear, that's spelled "ilsa", not "llsa".
I originally had the "Wilf" called a "Wift", but decided I had better make the name consistant with later uses.
Your random bit of trivia for the day: when I first drew this strip, I assumed that I was engaging in a bit of utopian dreaming that such a naturally-growing contraceptive could exist. Turns out, in the time of the Roman empire, there may really have been a plant which women could eat once a month or so and not get pregnant. Tragically, Silphium went extinct for reasons that are not clearly understood. So, if you're ever time-travelling in ancient Libya, be sure and pick up some seeds so we can conduct experiments..
As noted, the "invaders" are the space pirates from Tom Truszkowski's webcomic Station V3, which has been pumping out daily strips for even longer than I have, and is still one of my favorite reads. And he's done more fan-art for the MoE than just about anyone. So show him your support!
Happy New Year.
Audra and her son Ludwig's relationship was previously discussed here.
Treefruit was first discussed/eaten starting here.
For those who notice trivia, yes, I started using a different font for my "timestamp". I drew it up myself, and used the quick n' dirty n' pretty darn cheap font-creation service provided by the fine folks at Your Fonts. Check 'em out if you want to make a font out of your own handwriting or whatever.
Crazy Rhid the Gnoll first appeared here.
Kronk the Troglodyte last appeared (more or less) here.
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