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At long last - and it's not even January!
First, back in August, a poster named DataLaughing shared a 'spoiler' bookplate sketch
-- the request had been for Zeetha's father, the great warrior Chump. As DataLaughing says, 'Look familiar?'
Meanwhile, with a large antipodean continent sort of getting in my way, I had requested a sketch of the Baron in his most intriguing Skifandran clothing. That, in fact, came yesterday:
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And just because I like sharing, here's a sketch of the late Baronin Wulfenbach, to which everybody so far has said, 'So Klaus got his nose from his father....':
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...and there we have a large section of puzzle drop into place. The eventual journey to Skifander will be all that more intriguing, now that we have a little more to anticipate.
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|In the archives|
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Ooooh THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting these!
I think those are pretty much clinchers for Chump's real identity.
You are most welcome, and finestkind, it sure is.
As 'Heron said to me elsewhere, 'Very John Carter of Mars.'
WUAH! AZUHBUHFWEHSQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! ZZNGNORFT!
*runs around in circles with her arms flailing*
*faints, collapses into a delirious puddle*
I am still beaming smugly over the fact that I first called "Chump", ages ago, and no prediction I've made about Klaus has been wrong yet. :D
You are like onto a very Klaussian oracle.
She bears a certain "Vy must Hy vaste zeit mit zis foolisch portrait? Zere his SCHIENCHE to be done!"
I see your squee and raise you a giddy giggle or two.
(Hi, all, been lurking, had to post for this.)
Whew! I can finally speak up about something! I asked Phil to confirm that Klaus was Chump back in March, which he did (I can give you that.) But back in January I requested a book plate of Chump (if he was okay with that), but instead received Ognian.
Anyway, the 2nd sketch is muy steamy - in an all hot & bothersome way. Thanks for sharing your pics!
I wonder why they decided to leak it finally. Another poster on that source for 'Chump' asked for Klaus's wife and got a certain royal Spark who has been mentioned.
Hey! Neither of the 'Chumps' have chest scars!!1!!
Phil-ism. He's even done it in print.
*looks again, is still giggling and squeeing and spinning in circles over this*
Oh, and look how much time and thought he took on the sketch of Klaus' costume. I don't think anyone else has a sketch quite like that.
And I think he's wearing a loincloth. Er... *zones out, head tilted*
... I'll be in my bunk.
The question has been put forth among sketch viewers as to whether that's trews or a brief of some sort.
And here I was thinking all this time that - seeing as Skifander seems to be a matriarchal society - that Chump was Zeetha's mother.
Well, from this
... that's understandable. I do think there's someplace else (one of the radio plays?) where Chump is specified as her father
, and Zanthabraxus was specified as Queen of Skifander between The Works and the Zeetha's-story flashback way back when.
It was a lot of little things that added up correctly, but confirmation is a very comforting thing to have.
I get the feeling that Klaus got his nose from a few too many punches to the face, and not just from his father. Maybe this is just me, but it's got a kind of Stephen-Fry-crooked to it
Mr. 'I get no adventure these days' not having his nose broken frequently? Inconceivable!
Interesting lack of vanity (or something) that he wouldn't have had Sun fix it during some repair session or another, yes?
— On October 8th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Wow. Just wow.
May I repost the pictures in the Gaia Online Girl Genius Guild? Pretty please? I will credit not only the Foglios but whoever commissioned the pictures.
Also, is the Baronesa Gil's mom or his grandma?
Also, what do you guys think of the latest news that Klaus is a construct?
Thank you for asking! You might want to post the links, less stressful on slow connections that way - or even just direct them here. Your choice.
The Baronin is Klaus's mother, therefore Gil's grandmother.
Latest news? There's nothing 'latest' about that, he's always been a construct. See this note
from the Professora. :)
Pics were posted and the reactions were much the same as here. I had of course already revealed the Klaus=Chump connection, got slightly chewed for not posting spoiler warnings and mostly stared at in shock and disbelief. Would you guys like to know some of the theories my friends on Gaia have regarding Klaus, Gil, Zeetha and Skifander?
Please do! It sounds quite entertaining. :D
OMG I've theorized for ages that Gil and Zeetha are at least half if not full blood siblings (aka that Chump is Klaus), and now I've seen actual evidence! Yay!!! Thank you for posting this.
On May 16th, 2011 06:11 am (UTC)
, (Anonymous) commented
baronin wulfenbach kinda resembles tarvek. look at tarveks face in the 5th panel of "Cinderella: Page 001"
Actually, after someone brought it to my attention, I've been thinking Gil's a ringer for his paternal grandmother.
Given the Professors' style, though... sometimes family resemblances include the whole cast. [grin]
This is completely unexpected for me because I always assumed that Chump was Zeetha's mother! With the whole amazon-warrior thing, I figured descent was matrilineal.
I figured Zeetha and Gil were half-siblings. Well, they still might be...
One of the otherwise-non-canonical sketches the Professora had been posting has Zeetha referring to Chump as her father. They've been coy everywhere else... except for sketch requests. :)
True about the relationship. Since they have, no question (except by the extremely dubious), the same father, the question remains whether they have the same mother for sure.
I think one of the reasons for their 'leak' might be to engender some long-term anticipation.
On May 18th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
, (Anonymous) commented
I thought Skifander was a matriarchy. That would probably make Zeethra's 'great warrior' parent her mother, not her father. (Unless both her mother and her father were named Chump.)
I just went through all the Daily Sketches, and either missed it or it's not there -- but there WAS a sketch, as I mention immediately above, where Zeetha refers to her father the great warrior. True, they're non-canonical and usually tongue-in-cheek sketches, but some are also spoilery.
Your reasoning is quite sound and most of the fandom followed the same logical path - but Zeetha's mother is most likely (although not definitely) the Queen, Zantabraxus. You must admit it would take somebody pretty impressive (like, oh, a great warrior) to catch the eye of the Queen of Skifander....
I'm a bit late to the party, but I found this through the GG wiki, and I've had the page open for days, just staring at it, lol. Thanks for posting.