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Title: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on December 09, 2012, 01:25:37 AM
(http://www.dragoneers.com/crossovers/Gunnerkrigg.jpg)


From Wikipedia:

Gunnerkrigg Court is a science-fantasy webcomic created by Tom Siddell and launched in April 2005. It is updated online three days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri). and the first volume of the comic was published in print format by Archaia Studios Press and Titan Books (in the UK and Ireland). The comic has been critically acclaimed and has won numerous Web Cartoonists' Choice Awards, as well as receiving positive reviews for its artwork and storytelling.

The comic tells the story of Antimony Carver, a young girl who has just started attending a strange and mysterious school called Gunnerkrigg Court, and the events that unfold around her as she becomes embroiled in political intrigues between Gunnerkrigg Court and the inhabitants of the Gillitie Wood, a forest outside the school. The comic's style and themes include elements from science, fantasy creatures, mythology from a variety of traditions, and alchemical symbols and theories; the literary style is heavily influenced by mystery and manga comics.



The storyline is incredible, as well as the characters, and it's amazing to watch Tom's artstyle evolve and improve as the story goes on. The comic still updates three times weekly as the Wiki says. If you like fantasy at all you will enjoy this comic.

Begin reading here! (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1)

If you already read this amazing webcomic, discuss the updates/the comic in general here! <3

Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 10, 2012, 06:04:25 PM
Gunnerkrigg Court is best webcomic. Ever.

I never thought I'd have so many feels involving a person made of nothing and a shadow and a robot and a crazy coyote.
ALL THE FEELS.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on December 11, 2012, 03:15:20 AM
I did a full re-read
39 complete chapters and it feels like the story is just really getting going. o_o There's so much more left to tell.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 17, 2012, 08:03:14 AM
There is so much d'awww, you guys.

So much d'awww.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on December 17, 2012, 05:17:39 PM
Shadow and Robot are so cute <3
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 28, 2012, 03:17:40 AM
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animegirl416
Riiight Renard, it's NEVER been a problem *wink wink*
27 Dec 2012 | 2:42 PM

lawl, I like you
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Chaos on February 06, 2013, 07:56:07 PM
... i forgot i was reading this...... time to go catch up.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 28, 2013, 05:34:52 PM
when there's nothing left to burn you have to set your hair on fire

-giggles-
freakin' love comments

Good chapter, good good.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 05, 2013, 08:31:37 PM
Can we talk about that last page at the door?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 06, 2013, 09:02:15 PM
I don't understand

is Rey respecting Annie's wishes or is he under her control, and does he care
and are he and eglamore friends

what

Also, the whole story with Hetty was creepy.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 06, 2013, 10:50:28 PM
is Rey respecting Annie's wishes or is he under her control, and does he care
Both.

and are he and eglamore friends
I think they might have been, before everything went to hell with Surma and Daniel and Sivo. Rereading Reynardine's introductory chapter, they do have this new 'old friends bickering' feel to their interactions I never caught before. Remember, Coyote said "Renard LOOOOVES HUMANS!" It's quite possible that Rey was friends with more than just Surma, but her entire group of friends. Jones knows him well, the Donlans are used to his presence... It seems like he and Eglamore just had an especially rough time of it in light of what happened with Daniel, who was also a friend of Rey's who he betrayed.

There's obviously a lot of history between these two. Plus they have a lot in common (what with their mutual rejection by Surma, care for Antimony, and contempt for Anthony). It would make sense that with all of that, coupled with Renard's character development and remorse, they'd be stitching up old wounds.

Plus, there's an old saying that your most bitter rivals end up being your only true friends, as no one else understands you like they do. You get a sense that Jimmy-Jims is like Rey's probation officer.

It's a very surprising twist, but it makes some sense in hindsight.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Blue Flame on December 10, 2014, 09:38:50 PM
BAM. Resurrected. I regret nothing.

SO I still read this comic religiously every MWF. Is anybody else keeping up with it? Old news, but: MORT. ;_; He was the character on my button at KF. I will never get over his storyline.

As for the current story arc... was there ever an explanation as to why Kat looks that way in the ether? It's slightly confusing.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Fenix on December 11, 2014, 12:24:23 AM
I haven't read this in years, not keeping up at all. XD I mostly just stick to Ava's Demon and Paranatural and the occasional Lackadaisy whenever we get new pages which is rare.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 11, 2014, 01:41:25 AM
I would suggest catching up. It's been going in fantastic directions.

As for the current story arc... was there ever an explanation as to why Kat looks that way in the ether? It's slightly confusing.
Probably because she IS the Angel that the Robots see her as. A robot's existence has already proven to have etheric means, like how they always have power (except the ones with switches?), how chips will only work in certain models (like Robot) and seem to think on their own, TicTocs being a thing, etc. Even how the Realm of the Dead accepted Diego's Mark as proof of Kat being allowed in.
I think there's more to Etheric energy that either Annie or Kat understand; Annie just has a head-first approach to it... and while Kat may deny it, she is immersed in it as well.

Zimmy, who likely sees Ether all the time, sees Kat like the Angel. Paz, with her ability to talk to animals, probably has a lot of ether energy as well, and with Zimmingham JUST there was probably enough residual energy for Paz to see Kat as the Angel?

*THROWS HANDS UP* tldr idk
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on December 11, 2014, 02:17:00 AM
yesss I still read this every MWF <3

This chapter IS a bit confusing, I'll probably go back and re-read it when it finishes.

and yes mort's storyline is all the sads ;_;
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Fenix on December 11, 2014, 02:30:19 AM
I would suggest catching up. It's been going in fantastic directions.

Eh, maybe if I have the time.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 11, 2014, 02:45:50 AM
I've been keeping up with it religiously and I've deeply missed commenting on the most recent pages every other weekday on the old KF thread.

It's astounding how much has happened in the story since then, really thinking about it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 11, 2014, 02:35:00 PM
I will be rereading this chapter when its done, too. It feels really fast, but at the same time, not.

Tom is a genius - I was considering being a Patreon of his when he first annouced it, but he makes a lot each month right now. XD; Have you seen his video recaps of his Chapters on his YouTube? Pretty cool stuff!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 11, 2014, 06:29:26 PM
yesss I still read this every MWF <3

This chapter IS a bit confusing, I'll probably go back and re-read it when it finishes.

and yes mort's storyline is all the sads ;_;
I've been keeping up with it religiously and I've deeply missed commenting on the most recent pages every other weekday on the old KF thread.

It's astounding how much has happened in the story since then, really thinking about it.

Me too.  :D  Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday.  I've really missed talking about it.

And Mort... gosh.  I miss that guy.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 12, 2014, 02:14:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/USILLSh.png)

Oh no.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 12, 2014, 03:12:36 PM
annieeeeeeeee

I hope that is the promping of a really cute chapter with Annie and not one that will RIP MY HEART OUT
But knowing tom IT WILL BE BOTH bawww

Everyone's got someone. Which is lovely but

...ANNIIEEEEE
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Fenix on December 12, 2014, 07:29:59 PM
Wait, Annie still doesn't have someone?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 12, 2014, 08:00:47 PM
In comes Rey with a hug.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Fenix on December 12, 2014, 11:07:00 PM
In comes Rey with a hug.

I still ship it. XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 13, 2014, 01:43:11 AM
In comes Rey with a hug.

I still ship it. XD

I'm kinda hoping for that.  :D  Gosh, there's poor Annie on the Love Boat with no one to hug/etc.

annieeeeeeeee

I hope that is the promping of a really cute chapter with Annie and not one that will RIP MY HEART OUT
But knowing tom IT WILL BE BOTH bawww

Everyone's got someone. Which is lovely but

...ANNIIEEEEE

Oh, heck.  This too.  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on December 13, 2014, 03:04:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/USILLSh.png)

Oh no.
LMAO

Poor annie XDX;

I bet Rey will come give her a hug <3
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 13, 2014, 08:08:25 AM
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Ellen
Next, Annie turns to Lindsey, and gets an eyefull of Merostomatozoons kissing, and makes that face again.
12 Dec 2014 | 6:44 AM

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Moe
She then turns around and sees Boxbot, standing there alone, looking expectantly. His useless arms are raised, as if to offer a hug. He is just terrible. Good thing Renard is still around to defuse the awkward situation and distract Annie once again from the terribleness that is Boxbot, forever purging the ultimate sad thought of what could have been the most terrible pity-hug of all times.
12 Dec 2014 | 4:34 AM

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RG
Never go full Princess Bubblegum.
12 Dec 2014 | 1:58 AM
I can't breathe.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Fenix on December 13, 2014, 08:57:50 PM
Never go full Princess Bubblegum?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 13, 2014, 09:02:27 PM
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Ellen
Next, Annie turns to Lindsey, and gets an eyefull of Merostomatozoons kissing, and makes that face again.
12 Dec 2014 | 6:44 AM
this better happen because omg
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 15, 2014, 06:51:11 PM
Something tells me we'll see that ship's CPU again.

And gosh, haven't seen Boxbot in ages.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Blue Flame on December 16, 2014, 12:34:11 AM
As for the current story arc... was there ever an explanation as to why Kat looks that way in the ether? It's slightly confusing.
Probably because she IS the Angel that the Robots see her as. A robot's existence has already proven to have etheric means, like how they always have power (except the ones with switches?), how chips will only work in certain models (like Robot) and seem to think on their own, TicTocs being a thing, etc. Even how the Realm of the Dead accepted Diego's Mark as proof of Kat being allowed in.
I think there's more to Etheric energy that either Annie or Kat understand; Annie just has a head-first approach to it... and while Kat may deny it, she is immersed in it as well.

Zimmy, who likely sees Ether all the time, sees Kat like the Angel. Paz, with her ability to talk to animals, probably has a lot of ether energy as well, and with Zimmingham JUST there was probably enough residual energy for Paz to see Kat as the Angel?

*THROWS HANDS UP* tldr idk
That actually makes a lot of sense. Tom has this habit of not fully explaining things and leaving them slightly ambiguous, but that's actually going to be my headcanon from now on unless it's explained otherwise.

Poor Annie. XD;
Although I must say, I don't know that I ship Annie with anybody romantically. I like her and Rey's friendship, but for it to be more than that would be a little weird to me.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 16, 2014, 03:58:56 AM
Yay headcanons! *highfive*

I do and don't ship Annie with anyone romantically. Like I do ship Annie/Rey, but I like their friendship way more. And then I ship Annie/Kat and always have, but I actually really appreciate how Kat/Paz is going. *flails helplessly*
But I also don't think about shipping in GC as much as I do in other series, so, I'm just going to shimmy away from that.

I wonder what Jack is getting at, here. I wonder if Jenny and he do in fact have a really good relationship (that would be great). Is he still a jerk (yez). Is Jack still my least favorite character (yessss), and will this chapter make it worse (hopefully not but probably). Tune in on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 16, 2014, 09:11:59 AM
I'm hoping it's one of those things where Jack knows it wouldn't work out with him and Zimmy and he's actively trying to get over her but deep down he can't, as opposed to this all just being one big trick to get her attention. I can respect the former way more than the latter.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 16, 2014, 04:44:34 PM
I'm hoping it's one of those things where Jack knows it wouldn't work out with him and Zimmy and he's actively trying to get over her but deep down he can't, as opposed to this all just being one big trick to get her attention. I can respect the former way more than the latter.
Ye. Like i can understand the former.  He does seem like he genuinely cares about Jenny, but Jack has surprised me before.  :l

Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 16, 2014, 06:05:13 PM
For all we know, his infatuation with Zimmy could be the result of leftover side-effects of his etheric spider infestation. It's a big can of worms, that subplot.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Blue Flame on December 16, 2014, 11:08:52 PM
Yay headcanons! *highfive*
-highfive- :D

I can appreciate Kat/Paz. It doesn't feel like endgame material to me, though. Idk. I agree; mostly I just tend to stay away from shipping in Gunnerkrigg (except for Parley/Smitty which is totally my OTP).

I am interested in seeing Jack's explanation for his most recent confusing declaration. o.o
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 17, 2014, 08:03:33 AM
Oh thank god, Jack.

-Not as Big of a Jerk as You Could've Been Award-
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 17, 2014, 04:36:45 PM
Oh thank god, Jack.

-Not as Big of a Jerk as You Could've Been Award-
Basically.

I read this page and was like. "...Okay."
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 17, 2014, 07:41:21 PM
Oh thank god, Jack.

-Not as Big of a Jerk as You Could've Been Award-
Basically.

I read this page and was like. "...Okay."


Me too.  Pretty much "Okay, and...?" for me.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Blue Flame on December 19, 2014, 11:22:26 AM
-stands up and applauds Rey-

YAAAAS hahahaha
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 19, 2014, 11:49:55 AM
BOTH OF THE MOST RECENT INSTALLMENTS IN MY FAVORITE THINGS HAVE MADE ME REALLY HAPPY THIS MORNING I HAVEN'T CAPSLOCKED THIS LONG IN YEARS
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 19, 2014, 01:00:23 PM
"Get a damn shave."  XDDD  Love it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 19, 2014, 01:17:25 PM
The chapter could've ended here perfectly, but it's still going.

I'm really wondering where Tom is going this chapter, because this is the longest chapter yet.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Blue Flame on December 19, 2014, 05:36:15 PM
BOTH OF THE MOST RECENT INSTALLMENTS IN MY FAVORITE THINGS HAVE MADE ME REALLY HAPPY THIS MORNING I HAVEN'T CAPSLOCKED THIS LONG IN YEARS
This
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 19, 2014, 07:04:42 PM
RENARD YOU ADORABLE THING YOU <3

yes shave sir

I honestly thought it was going to end like i was waiting for the antimony symbol
but no
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 19, 2014, 07:23:48 PM
The chapter could've ended here perfectly, but it's still going.

I'm really wondering where Tom is going this chapter, because this is the longest chapter yet.
RENARD YOU ADORABLE THING YOU <3

yes shave sir

I honestly thought it was going to end like i was waiting for the antimony symbol
but no

Yeah, I thought about that too.  That would have been a perfect place to end the chapter, but no, Tom continues on.

And to be honest, Av, that's the first time I've seen you use that much capslock in a long time.  :D

Those look like strings of lights in the last frame.  Party on deck, perhaps?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on December 19, 2014, 09:55:33 PM
I thought that would be the end too. xD I guess Tom has a lot to say with this one, most of his chapters end in the 40-page range
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 22, 2014, 01:06:40 PM
So the party wasn't on deck, apparently.  And Annie appears to approve of the cause of Kat's "distraction".  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on December 22, 2014, 04:30:40 PM
Never ending chapter apparently.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 24, 2014, 01:02:20 PM
No kidding.  Tom!  Ya gonna end the chapter before year's end, or what?  :D

Got a chuckle out of Kat's parents' reaction to her "go on holiday alone" suggestion.  :D  And, at the risk of being shot given recent Korra developments, I like the last frame where Annie and Kat are holding hands.  Not in a shipping sense.  I like the feel of it within their relationship.

Kinda interesting that they're about to start summer whereas Britain (and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere) just started winter.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 24, 2014, 01:18:44 PM
Ooooh. This is the first summer together. I wonder if we'll get a chapter of that, or if it'll just be the usual skip.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 24, 2014, 06:36:17 PM
I wondered about that.  It's been a while since Tom's had a break, too, hasn't it?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 30, 2014, 07:24:00 PM
Darn robots. Taking everything so literally. Robby included.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 30, 2014, 11:11:21 PM
I dunno... Robby seems to have more imagination than the rest.  I wonder if he's pulling a softsoap job on the others in this frame.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 02, 2015, 05:32:16 PM
I always love the weird stuff Tom posts during his breaks. Like last break (i think) how it was City Face stuff drawn by the other characters, and Robot made that cute drawing of City Face with the lines. And then Tom made a gif. I can't remember what chapters it was between, however, since I know it wasn't after Fire Spike cause I just checked.

Anyway, always happy to see Tom taking time for himself. I mean, he's doing really well for a comic maker if his Patreon is any indication and he's doing it full-time now, but... still. Time is good.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 02, 2015, 07:39:08 PM
I always miss him when he takes his breaks.  The stuff that comes up on the site during his breaks, eh... I could take it or leave it.  But I certainly don't begrudge him the vacation.  :D

Although admittedly, it also gives me a chance to go back and review the past few... hundred pages or so.  I like going back and looking.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 14, 2015, 12:32:59 PM
The giraffe "bird" on today's page was interesting.  :D  It's also interesting that City Face seems to use the word "tough" in every description.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 14, 2015, 07:36:57 PM
That's because City Face is very tough! One of the toughest!

I love these, they're so silly.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 15, 2015, 08:31:48 AM
I'm waiting for the elusive Antimony. One of the toughest birds of all!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 16, 2015, 08:23:47 AM
Wow.  That was pretty deep for a City Face comic. Right on,  Tom.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 16, 2015, 08:37:32 AM
Wow.  That was pretty deep for a City Face comic. Right on,  Tom.
So much this, really. It's the first time I realized that City Face is speaking from a normal bird's perspective. And it was so poetic in a really disarming way.

"I wish I will meet one!" dug deep into my heart.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 19, 2015, 07:35:13 PM
Wow.  That was pretty deep for a City Face comic. Right on,  Tom.
So much this, really. It's the first time I realized that City Face is speaking from a normal bird's perspective. And it was so poetic in a really disarming way.

"I wish I will meet one!" dug deep into my heart.

Given Tom, it's entirely possible.  :D

EDIT: "Sorry, dear!" from Annie to Coyote??  Well, well!  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 23, 2015, 06:58:24 PM
I did not realize how much I wanted Kat to visit the forest/stay as far away as possible until this very moment.

I cant decide which I want more, though. Strong feelings either way.

Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on January 23, 2015, 10:48:19 PM
It's interesting but not surprising that her parents won't let her
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 23, 2015, 11:08:41 PM
I wonder how the robots of the Court would feel if Kat visited the forest.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 25, 2015, 06:07:24 PM
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Jilliterate

Hrmmm... Remember when Anja also forbid Kat from going to the see Coyote and Ysengrim the very first time they visited the court in the comic (Chapter 14)? There was quite a crowd of people there with whom Kat could have easily blended in, and it could have been a good learning experience for her about how the Court and the Forest interact, but she was told she couldn't go. Then, even weirder, in Chapter 41, Kat is also missing for the selection of the Court Medium. Again, a big crowd of people she could have mingled with, and her best friend was expected to receive a great honour, and yet no Kat. It's strange -- considering the very active role Anja and Donald have played in Court-Forest relations, you'd think they'd be encouraging their daughter to step up and do the same. Instead, they've clearly kept her away from Coyote any time he's come to the Court.
23 Jan 2015 | 3:33 PM
Hmm. That's an interesting point there.

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Pablo

I wonder if Kat would perceive the Gillitie Wood in the same way she perceived the Realm Of The Dead. which case Coyote might look to her like a wild coyote and Ysengrim might just look like a mangy old wolf toy.
23 Jan 2015 | 8:43 PM
(click to show/hide)(http://new4.fjcdn.com/comments/3079120+_3a779b07301eff1bfbeea6af1b5ba417.jpg)

No. No, Tom would.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 25, 2015, 09:34:30 PM
Wow that theory.

I'm terrified of what could happen if Kat enters the woods - she's basically the chosen one of the Court's side, while Annie is very much for the Forest and I'm just like... that can't be good. These two are wonderful friends, but they just wouldn't mesh well with the other's natural talent, yeah?

But I also REALLY WANT HER TO GO IN because Tom would make a wonderful story for that.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 26, 2015, 01:33:27 AM
I really wanted to correct that theory, but it's just so brilliant in a disarming way.

Kat is like a more reasonable version of Scully. She thinks everything has a scientific explanation. Coyote blatantly stated he only exists and has power, much like every other mythical being and force, purely due to human belief. So if one doesn't believe, and has been shown in numerous occasions to have a different perceptions of etheric events and locations, then what do they see when in the presence of Coyote?
<< Post Merge: January 26, 2015, 08:49:58 AM >>


The whole fabric of the narrative could start tearing at the seams.

Which would be awesome.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 26, 2015, 01:50:00 PM
Aww. Deh bunny with the carrot (they look like carrots i swear) antlers. I wonder if they and their friend will truly be able to see each other again.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 26, 2015, 06:48:30 PM
Aww. Deh bunny with the carrot (they look like carrots i swear) antlers. I wonder if they and their friend will truly be able to see each other again.
To me, they look kind of like sharp candy corn.

I think they will. I feel like this little subplot has more significance than we may think.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 26, 2015, 06:57:52 PM
I believe it will have a lot of significance too, just given the fact that we were brought back to them so quickly.
But I worry, even though Tom has never let me down before! The fairy and the rabbit are adorable characters.

I want all these ether pages as posters GAHHH
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 02, 2015, 08:05:52 AM
The most recent page is absolutely stunning. Tom Siddell, this is marvelous.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on February 02, 2015, 01:25:04 PM
Woah. This last page!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 02, 2015, 05:33:11 PM
Wow Tom. So beautiful.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 04, 2015, 12:50:42 PM
I wondered when we might meet Red and Blue again, but oh, boy...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 04, 2015, 04:03:26 PM
Oh wow. That's kinda scary. I feel quite bad for Red and Blue.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 04, 2015, 06:33:58 PM
The question is, if they were born ready for this process... Who decided they would start out hollow?
<< Post Merge: February 04, 2015, 06:36:57 PM >>


Do only the non-speaking creatures have their essences attached to their bodies or are fairies unique and all other creatures, speaking or non, are born with their essenses attached? Are fairies naturally hollow or are a select few made to be born that way?

I have so many questions.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 04, 2015, 06:38:20 PM
Given where we are and who we're with right now, I wouldn't be surprised if there had to be someone that made that decision--but I wonder if it's something that just happens naturally among the faeries, too.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 04, 2015, 06:52:49 PM
Maybe with the fairies and things, it's a bit like how they all were in the classroom? "We don't need our minds to learn this junk!" they exist separately.  What if that's how it is with their fairy bodies? They exist outside of them, but their fairy bodies still... react, like how Red's human body reacted to Annie pushing her computer to the side even though Red was very obviously doing something else?

They end the fairy life so that their essence is no longer attached/no longer takes the form of the old thing and can be attached to something else.

"She's still connected to her body!" they said to Annie like they were surprised and then detached her. Pretty sure it's different with Annie, too, since she's not a fairy.

WHICH MEANS Annie is like the animals, her life would need to be taken for her soul to transfer. I'm assuming physical forms are very important to non-fairy creatures. ...Obviously.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 04, 2015, 11:10:53 PM
WHICH MEANS Annie is like the animals, her life would need to be taken for her soul to transfer. I'm assuming physical forms are very important to non-fairy creatures. ...Obviously.
Which possibly says something about her soul-energy having been transferred from Surma. It could also explain why she only really gained any sort of powers after Surma died.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 05, 2015, 02:15:05 AM
I guess it was fairly obvious to me the moment we got into the classroom setting that the fairies existed differently, which may have in fact been the point of that otherwise silly chapter.

Tom doesn't pull things out of nothing, this feels so established.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 05, 2015, 02:52:01 AM
This is brilliant storytelling: Asking questions without actually asking them out loud, to the point that few people notice there was even a question, then answering the question and having it feel like a complete 180 that still manages to make perfect sense.
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The question is, if they were born ready for this process... Who decided they would start out hollow?
THE COURT.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 06, 2015, 06:42:55 PM
The COURT? I don't... I'm... *squeak*

Last page I thought that was because of the Forest. But now I'm...

AND THE BUNNY IS STILL ALIVE

I am totally like... gosh.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on February 06, 2015, 11:35:52 PM
Sometimes I have trouble following GC because the first time I read it was in 2010? This is one of those times.

I think I need to reread.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 07, 2015, 05:00:58 AM
AND THE BUNNY IS STILL ALIVE
That doesn't surprise me, as that's the Reynardine Principle. The body always stays alive after the spirit is gone in this sort of process, it simply decays due to lack of continually provided nutrition. All Coyote did for Rey's body was keep it healthy.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 07, 2015, 05:05:34 AM
AND THE BUNNY IS STILL ALIVE
That doesn't surprise me, as that's the Reynardine Principle. The body always stays alive after the spirit is gone in this sort of process, it simply decays due to lack of continually provided nutrition. All Coyote did for Rey's body was keep it healthy.
I simply thought Rey was a little bit more special (which he is, seeing that his body is still alive, and Coyote favors him) it just never crossed my mind that other creatures would remain alive as well, even if for a shorter time.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 07, 2015, 05:10:58 AM
AND THE BUNNY IS STILL ALIVE
That doesn't surprise me, as that's the Reynardine Principle. The body always stays alive after the spirit is gone in this sort of process, it simply decays due to lack of continually provided nutrition. All Coyote did for Rey's body was keep it healthy.
I simply thought Rey was a little bit more special (which he is, seeing that his body is still alive, and Coyote favors him) it just never crossed my mind that other creatures would remain alive as well, even if for a shorter time.

I think that's why the psychopomps exist. It's the only way to kill the body.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 07, 2015, 05:44:16 PM
I think this is different. Like I get what you're saying, I'm just not sure this is the same thing.

I can only guess that creatures that die and get taken by psychopomps still have their essence - they weren't taking a test or anything, they just died.

I think this is a very similar situation to Surma - that rabbit has nothing left to take, it's essence is not with it, so it's body will likely die naturally. Surma's self is part of Annie, there was a transfer (a sapping, technically), much like the rabbit into the totem.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 07, 2015, 11:59:07 PM
This has rather interesting implications for the comatose.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 21, 2015, 04:59:52 AM
Someone I follow brought up an interesting point about this being possibly linked to how Rey takes over bodies. The totem thing, not this incubation thing.

Like Coyote is allowed to remove and place "life" at will, which allows him to take things over and leave them unharmed. Pull life, let it float around, pop in body, when done put life back. Rey, on the other hand, likely only knows how to or only has the ability to push a life to the side in it's own body, not giving it enough space to survive, leaving a grey nothingness after leaving.

And then beyond that, I wonder if this totem thing could have any bearing on a way that Annie could figure out how to get Rey back to the forest.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on February 23, 2015, 12:47:54 PM
How morbid. I love it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 25, 2015, 12:56:32 PM
"Um... neither.  I'm from Cardiff."

Oh, for heaven's sake, Tom...  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 25, 2015, 05:14:38 PM
Gunnerkrigg Court just became eight billion times weirder with one throwaway line, this is incredible.

... What if the animals don't remember?
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Or this person is just a snake-person who didn't need a body-swap.

I need answers, Tom, leaving this one hanging would be cruel.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on February 26, 2015, 04:42:47 AM
Or is there another "forest" in Cardiff? or something stranger?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 26, 2015, 11:10:11 PM
Think we'll have to ask someone from Wales.  Or Tom himself.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 06, 2015, 08:40:52 AM
This entire chapter was leading up to a Friends reference.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 06, 2015, 01:06:33 PM
I wondered what show he was referring to!  XD  And that was certainly a short chapter.  I expected it to go on a bit more.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on March 06, 2015, 11:49:01 PM
Poor Rey haha!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on March 07, 2015, 02:35:13 AM
Tom made a "Friends" reference omfg
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 07, 2015, 03:19:51 AM
My love for all the friends references!

I feel a lot of awkward about Annie's situation right now.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 09, 2015, 06:22:00 PM
Just a little.  :D  Ah, well... so long to the sea dorms, then.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 10, 2015, 12:55:26 AM
Giggles forever.

I didn't think life would be this way, thank you Clangler.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on March 10, 2015, 01:03:50 AM
I love the idea of these dorms, like what an actual good idea? This kind of thinking should be used in real life as a way of transitioning students
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 11, 2015, 06:03:14 PM
"The Tree".

You don't suppose we're going back to that cherry/fruit tree in that odd white light zone room, do you?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 13, 2015, 07:01:53 AM
THAT IS HOW YOU START A F***ING CHAPTER

MY JAW IS ON THE GROUND
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 13, 2015, 11:52:39 AM
"Mr. Carver".  Ohhhhhh, boy.

I have to wonder if that's an uncle, or a cousin, or... something.  But then again, this is Gunnerkrigg Court, so...

(buckles seat belt)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 13, 2015, 12:36:56 PM
If he turns around and has a visible mark on his face from Zimmy's ether-punch, it'll be the greatest thing ever.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on March 13, 2015, 05:21:27 PM
BOMBSHELL.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Blue Flame on March 14, 2015, 12:14:10 AM
THAT IS HOW YOU START A F***ING CHAPTER

MY JAW IS ON THE GROUND
I came on here to say this exactly.

S*** just got real.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 14, 2015, 12:40:36 AM
Quote (selected)
mori
And thus began the most awkward sex ed class in the history of Gunnerkrigg Court.
13 Mar 2015 | 12:42 AM
I couldn't breathe for like twelve seconds after reading this.
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Oh my god, this comic is brilliant. 10/10 (http://gunnerkrigg.com/index.php?p=292)
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Honestly, the chapter-ending antimony symbol could've popped up at the bottom of this page making this the shortest chapter in Gunnerkrigg history and it would've felt earned. This page is incredible.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 14, 2015, 02:25:56 AM
The amount of colorful language i am thinking right now is rediculous.

My gosh, Tom.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 14, 2015, 02:45:15 AM
I was confused so I looked it up and

Quote (selected)
Rediculous
a redhead who's ridiculously hot

not sure if unintentional or super clever
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 14, 2015, 03:50:21 AM
I was confused so I looked it up and

Quote (selected)
Rediculous
a redhead who's ridiculously hot

not sure if unintentional or super clever
Unintentional. But that was really clever. Kudos to me.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Blue Flame on March 15, 2015, 01:07:00 AM
Quote (selected)
mori
And thus began the most awkward sex ed class in the history of Gunnerkrigg Court.
13 Mar 2015 | 12:42 AM
I couldn't breathe for like twelve seconds after reading this.
<< Post Merge: March 14, 2015, 12:44:08 AM >>


Oh my god, this comic is brilliant. 10/10 (http://gunnerkrigg.com/index.php?p=292)
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Honestly, the chapter-ending antimony symbol could've popped up at the bottom of this page making this the shortest chapter in Gunnerkrigg history and it would've felt earned. This page is incredible.
Re: that link to an earlier comic page...

Technically she heard from him when he called her on the phone. Yes, it was code for the satellite he wanted, but it was still her father contacting her.

I'm not disagreeing with you... this comic is brilliant and I love it. But it also could've been that Tom was referring to that phone call too.

Some people think it's not really her dad. I don't see how or why it wouldn't be...? At least this is one thing to look forward to about Monday.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 15, 2015, 06:20:36 AM
Quote (selected)
mori
And thus began the most awkward sex ed class in the history of Gunnerkrigg Court.
13 Mar 2015 | 12:42 AM
I couldn't breathe for like twelve seconds after reading this.
<< Post Merge: March 14, 2015, 12:44:08 AM >>


Oh my god, this comic is brilliant. 10/10 (http://gunnerkrigg.com/index.php?p=292)
<< Post Merge: March 14, 2015, 12:49:53 AM >>


Honestly, the chapter-ending antimony symbol could've popped up at the bottom of this page making this the shortest chapter in Gunnerkrigg history and it would've felt earned. This page is incredible.
Re: that link to an earlier comic page...

Technically she heard from him when he called her on the phone. Yes, it was code for the satellite he wanted, but it was still her father contacting her.

I'm not disagreeing with you... this comic is brilliant and I love it. But it also could've been that Tom was referring to that phone call too.

Some people think it's not really her dad. I don't see how or why it wouldn't be...? At least this is one thing to look forward to about Monday.
I know, but Tom could also have used that phonecall as a red herring to leave us even more surprised.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 16, 2015, 12:28:55 PM
...

*GROWLS*

[insert a lot of colorful language here]
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 16, 2015, 06:09:39 PM
YES WINSBURY

PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 16, 2015, 06:17:13 PM
Kinda surprised at Winsbury's expression.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 16, 2015, 06:17:57 PM
I should be happy that he has blatant facial scarring from where Zimmy clobbered him in the face, but he's made me too pissed on this page to even appreciate it. What scum.

Kinda surprised at Winsbury's expression.
Apparently it's been subtly hinted that Annie has developed more connections with her classmates after the events of Residential. Meaning at least a few of them might know enough about her to piece together that this guy doesn't talk to her often. Considering Winsbury has been in her classes from the very first year, it makes sense he might know a little bit more than some of the other students we've never seen before.

Also, he's been growing as a person quite a lot recently. But I don't think anyone who's a good person at heart isn't the least bit bothered by an abusive and negligent parent.
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Annie's reactions to her dad have always ripped my heart out because she so very VERY obviously still loves her dad deeply and wants nothing more than to please him. And he's such scum to her. And she just takes it.

It's amazing how Tom is willing to go there, willing to show how abusive parenting can really work. This isn't two confliciting personalities butting heads, this is one parent having almost total control over their child and abusing it with wreckless abandon.
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And I trust Tom not to take the "He was really a good guy all along who had reasons for doing what he did" route because that's bullshit. Abusive parents are real and they have no kind-hearted, well-intentioned reasons or excuses that make their actions misunderstood or forgivable or secretly admirable. They are emotionally manipulative people who don't deserve to have any children but unfortunately do. Children are practically forced by popular narrative to always forgive ther parents even when they're emotionally abusive monsters, simply because "~FAMILY~" which keeps a bunch of endangered kids in horrific home situations. I trust Tom not to propogate any of that horribleness.

People like Anthony Carver in this classroom are real, they have no excuses, and you have no reason as their child to let them keep mistreating you.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on March 16, 2015, 11:07:16 PM
Well this is one hell of a way to start a new chapter.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 17, 2015, 12:12:57 AM
The first page of this chapter feels like what would normally be the last page of a chapter, but that's why Tom has one of the most popular webcomics on the Internet and most people don't.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on March 17, 2015, 12:13:06 AM
):
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on March 17, 2015, 02:10:24 AM
....

OH HEEEEELLLLLLLL NO

take bets, who's gonna punch him first?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 17, 2015, 02:51:18 AM
....

OH HEEEEELLLLLLLL NO

take bets, who's gonna punch him first?

Rey and Jimmy Jims are gonna double-team and lay the verbal snark smackdown, I'm sure of at least.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 17, 2015, 11:34:28 AM
I made a post about this on my tumblr too, but I'll put it under a block too.

(click to show/hide)I'm really, really afraid that Tom is going to go the extra mile and the way these chapters were laid out was forshadowing for Anthony wanting to bring Surma back using the soul/energy transfer thing using Annie.

Why else could he possibly be back?

He dedicated so much of his time to his need to save his wife and failed, and here we were presented with a fairly straightforward way; MAKE A BODY AND PUT A SOUL IN IT.

And since Annie's energy is Surma's...

I just...

It's brilliant but I don't want it. I really don't want it. That's so FAR.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on March 17, 2015, 01:23:27 PM
I think you might have it there. Eep not good things for our Annie but a good plot nonetheless.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 17, 2015, 01:43:00 PM
(click to show/hide)There's a theory that Annie's makeup is partially supernatural resistant, and it's a theory because it's been proven. Every event which lead to her being in harm's way that was not as a direct result of her own actions occurred when she wasn't wearing her makeup.

The fact that Anthony told her (ever so callously) to take it off makes me unnerved and terrified. Especially considering that in his old formspring account, when asked what the makeup was made of, Tom said it "Remains to be seen."

I don't feel good about this at all.
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Ooooh no, she's breaking. The last time the art shifted this drastically she was fire elementing up and running for the forest.

I remember this feeling, where it feels like you're not even in your own body and you feel empty and blank yet simultaneously overstimulated. It's not a pleasant experience.
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I want. To break this man.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on March 20, 2015, 01:48:08 PM
What a dick.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on March 20, 2015, 03:55:31 PM
He's just a bully. It's awful to watch.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 20, 2015, 05:57:51 PM
*growls*

I don't like watching this... It's so uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 20, 2015, 06:15:47 PM
Three cheers for mutiny. Let the classroom backlash begin.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 20, 2015, 10:10:58 PM
Well, Monday should be interesting.  All right, so a bunch of gratuitous humiliation, congratulations, Mr. Carver, your quarters will be filled with rotten eggs by sundown, so... why?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Chaos on March 20, 2015, 10:39:37 PM
i pre2ent t0 y0u, the umbridge 0f gc.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on March 21, 2015, 12:58:24 AM
I'm kinda waiting for Kat to get pissed and say something

he's being a complete dick to her
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 21, 2015, 06:04:20 AM
Theories on the forums say that it's possible he's intending to rile her up to get her fire powers to activate in order to run more experiments on her.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 21, 2015, 09:15:17 AM
I do belive that,  too.

But i also just believe he's being a plain abusive jerk.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 21, 2015, 11:23:00 AM
But i also just believe he's being a plain abusive jerk.
This is my primary theory that all other theories need to also submit to.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 21, 2015, 11:27:35 AM
It doesn't matter what his goal is, he is the one in this situation with all the power. He is humiliating her, keeping her from even addressing him as "father", and putting her in a situation where she was put off guard by not even letting her know he was going to be her teacher! A literal position of power! She hasn't seen him in YEARS, and the last time she interacted with him, it was over the phone where the message was encoded, including her NAME!

And then Annie, so full of desire for her father to respond in a loving manner, is just... going to take it. She's going to shrug and sigh and be "It's just how it is..?" because she doesn't know how else to respond. She hasn't known anything else since her mom got sick, how should she know how to respond?

*curls* This is so messed up, I'm feeling so many things.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 21, 2015, 12:08:05 PM
It doesn't matter what his goal is, he is the one in this situation with all the power. He is humiliating her, keeping her from even addressing him as "father", and putting her in a situation where she was put off guard by not even letting her know he was going to be her teacher! A literal position of power! She hasn't seen him in YEARS, and the last time she interacted with him, it was over the phone where the message was encoded, including her NAME!

And then Annie, so full of desire for her father to respond in a loving manner, is just... going to take it. She's going to shrug and sigh and be "It's just how it is..?" because she doesn't know how else to respond. She hasn't known anything else since her mom got sick, how should she know how to respond?

*curls* This is so messed up, I'm feeling so many things.
I've written whole essays in the forums about all of the reasons he's a terrible abusive monster to people trying to defend him and it's physically exhausting seeing how willing people are to excuse abuse within narrative under the idea of potential plot-twists.

It literally doesn't matter what his intent is, he is undeniably emotionally abusing her and I managed to get everybody to agree with that (which, granted, wasn't too difficult). The real question is what the hell he wants.

I don't think it's out of character that he's doing this out of spite. That this is all a repressed disdain he has for Annie because of Surma. People keep trying to paint him as a total emotionless entity who is purely logical and only does things that serve a purpose, but his calling her (mother's) makeup ridiculous when demanding it be removed plainly shows he is not impartial and that there is an emotional undercurrent to everything he's doing. He is actively manipulating her and singling her out under the guise of authoritarian teaching.

People are ridiculous. And dangerous.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on March 23, 2015, 11:13:15 AM
You know that awful feeling you got when the teacher asked you stay behind after class? I got that but worse.

Imagine if that was your estranged father too.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 23, 2015, 12:54:49 PM
If you wanted to talk to her privately you should've done that beforehand, jackass.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 24, 2015, 06:18:18 PM
Theories on the forums say that it's possible he's intending to rile her up to get her fire powers to activate in order to run more experiments on her.

Hope he removed all flammable material from the room beforehand...

i pre2ent t0 y0u, the umbridge 0f gc.

And he sure is in the running for that.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 25, 2015, 12:15:13 PM
When the Kat-BAP comes, it will be incredibly rewarding.
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Also, the bones jutting out from Antimony's comatose body in Divine were totally Anthony's fingers. How invasive. And gross.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on March 25, 2015, 01:41:24 PM
Kat is gonna bust a cap in his ass.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Blue Flame on March 25, 2015, 08:33:08 PM
The last time I remember being this anxious for updates was the chapter where we found out what Jones is. Except that time, it was anxious-excited. This time, I'm anxious-nervous. Poor Annie...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on March 25, 2015, 10:11:32 PM
PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE, KAT
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 26, 2015, 12:49:10 AM
Kat better punch him in the face.

I think most of her classmates would happily punch him in the face. And Zimmy. Again. In person.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 26, 2015, 10:03:13 PM
I see an assembly line of that, for some reason.  Akin to how Professor Lupin's class dealt with boggart-Snape, but with fists.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on March 27, 2015, 12:44:30 PM
Wow. Not what I was expecting!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 27, 2015, 01:03:45 PM
"I am here to tell you you are an embarrassment to the family name and are not perfect like I am. This displeases me. At least you do not have that ridiculous makeup on anymore. You are not allowed to do things in honor of your mother in my presence, it is disrespectful to me. Kidding, not being allowed to wear makeup was actually in the syllabus that isn't known to even exist. This is your fault for not reading the syllabus. Now go and be perfect. I am a good parent. I am good because I am aware that you cheat. My abusive behavior is discipline. World's #1 Dad." ~ Summary of Gunnerkrigg Forums (really just one guy)

Still my guitar gently weeps. Then I use it to bash people in the head.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 29, 2015, 04:05:37 AM
I'm so angry. In every place where you can find GC stuff, like the forum or comments, there are people LEGITIMATELY COMPLETELY FORGIVING HIM. Just because of THIS PAGE!

Oh yeah nice to know you guys think years and years of emotional abuse and the blatant abuse of power he's exhibited in this chapter alone is dismiss-able by "Lol, he was just worried about her school work."

SDFKAJSDFLKJS.

*KICKS FANDOM*

He sent his daughter into a coma with his BONES, the only time he ever talked to her in the years after her mom died was to use her for a message, and he literally dropped out of her life after her mom died!

BUT YEAH HES SUCH A GOOD FATHER BECAUSE HE CARES ABOUT HER SCHOOL WORK WOW

UGH.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 29, 2015, 04:29:34 AM
I'm so angry. In every place where you can find GC stuff, like the forum or comments, there are people LEGITIMATELY COMPLETELY FORGIVING HIM. Just because of THIS PAGE!

Oh yeah nice to know you guys think years and years of emotional abuse and the blatant abuse of power he's exhibited in this chapter alone is dismiss-able by "Lol, he was just worried about her school work."

SDFKAJSDFLKJS.

*KICKS FANDOM*

He sent his daughter into a coma with his BONES, the only time he ever talked to her in the years after her mom died was to use her for a message, and he literally dropped out of her life after her mom died!

BUT YEAH HES SUCH A GOOD FATHER BECAUSE HE CARES ABOUT HER SCHOOL WORK WOW

UGH.
but grades tho

This has been absolutely terrifying because you can see exactly how many people are perfectly willing to make excuses for abuse, even when they've been given THIS MUCH insight into the situation and its effects on the victim. These are all people who've just proven they'd probably stand by and do nothing. Possibly even go so far as to condone the abuser's behavior. That's what's infuriated me. Responses to these types of storylines have real life consequences, and they can be terrible and depressing. And THEY DON'T SEEM TO CARE.

"Oh yay, he's not a behaving purely like an evil caricature anymore, that means he's a good parent!"

what is wrong with you people

Annie's making excuses for him because she's been conditioned via emotional abuse, who's making you do the same, fandom?

This fandom seems so keen on calling BS plot-twists that it's willing to blind itself to reality in order to be able to say they 'called it' and go 'nana-nana-na-na' like children. "It'll pull a Snape, just you wait!"

Snape was still an emotionally-abusive ****stained puppet, you idiots. Stay away from children.
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oh my GOD

Sorry, Av, gotta watch the swearing; I definitely agree with the sentiment, but we're on the main boards.  --Wulf
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on March 30, 2015, 11:01:06 AM
How is this "caring about her grades"? This is singling your child out and attacking her.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 30, 2015, 02:02:29 PM
This man needs an extended hug from several Cacti.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 30, 2015, 03:49:57 PM
How is this "caring about her grades"? This is singling your child out and attacking her.
Either these people were abused as children and are trying to rationalize it (in much the same way Annie has been) or they're abusive themselves and are upset by people being critical of something they think is okay to do and are getting defensive. Or they're sociopathic and don't understand the emotional pain abusive behavior causes, they never learned what abuse means, or they're just incredibly dangerous people who should stay away from children.
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Actually, regardless, they're dangerous people who need to stay away from children.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 30, 2015, 06:13:24 PM
I think "grounding" her regarding her Forest Medium status is next.  Good grief.

I'm of a couple minds.  I'm wondering how on earth somebody could forgive Carver all this; that part I don't understand at all.  Stay out of your child's life for years if not decades, and your first words to her in public are to humiliate her before her classmates?  Then your first words in private are about her grades and her "cheating"?  Wow.  On top of it all, Carver's as stonefaced and unemotional as Jones.  Vulcans emote more than this.

On the other side, I'm wondering where Tom is going with this.  Okay, you're intensely humiliating your main character to do... what?  To go... where?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 30, 2015, 06:45:01 PM
The main theory by not-horrible people on the forums is that the overall structure of Gunnerkrigg will be about a divide between Forest and Court either played out or rectified by Annie and Kat, be it by their future rivalry or continued friendship. And that this is designed to either cause a rift between them physically or emotionally. It would seem that physically is the more likely option as of this page, seeing as if Annie has to repeat Year 9, she might have to go back to the underwater dorms and be separated from Kat. Also because Kat's priorities are sorted properly: Annie's protection first, disappointment in her cheating off her work later.

So Anthony would be cutting off Annie from her emotional tethers, for the purpose of having her under his complete control. This makes her easier to manipulate (and to experiment on). This isn't even getting into what he could do about Renard.

But the more I read about the abuse-apologists' rationalizations for all of this, the less angry and the more exhausted I get. I feel so helpless reading their nonsense because I know they could directly cause a child great harm and nobody can get through to these people about how terrible their thought-processes are. It's so disheartening and tiring. And they seem like they're actually in the teaching profession, which I just now pieced together, and now I'm back to being furious again. I hope they get fired.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 31, 2015, 02:40:40 AM
Having an emotionally distant parent is the worst thing. Like... I know this, I experienced it, it is so horrible. It is ridiculous the amount of energy a child will like.. put towards something that they don't like or don't agree with just to make them happy or finally proud or like get any amount of attention that they would give a sibling or something... Just, damn.

I want to punch these apologists in the face on a deep-rooted personal level and then avoid them for the rest of my life. I'm legitimately angry at Tom right now, because I just need to know what the hell he's trying to accomplish by bringing this stuff up.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 31, 2015, 04:28:24 AM
I'm legitimately angry at Tom right now, because I just need to know what the hell he's trying to accomplish by bringing this stuff up.
Personally, I feel like Tom is one of the only people I trust to represent this properly and not mess it up with a bunch of silly "plot-twist, secretly good guy" nonsense. It seems like he's going the extra mile to show a realistic representation of an abusive parent-child dynamic, and it feels like it's actually going to be important and morally responsible with regards to the subject matter. I've seen a bunch of pithy "Family is important, stay with your family" stories around, which are incredibly dangerous, whereas Gunnerkrigg seems very "No, you make your own family. Don't let anybody mistreat you. People can get better, but they have to do that first before you should forgive them of anything." I feel like this will work rather well to let people be aware that in these scenarios, it's perfectly acceptable to detach one's self from an abusive family member for one's own safety and well-being. I genuinely can't imagine Tom being crappy enough to do anything else.

Also every single author's note of his for each new page feels like he's trying to call the apologists' bluffs but they're still adamant and serious. He's just like "No yeah, this isn't abusive at all." Only people are agreeing. Eventually Tom will have to just be like "Maybe Mr. Carver's not the coolest dude."
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 31, 2015, 09:15:15 AM
I trust him,  too,  don't get me wrong. Tom has always been the least problematic fave. It's just this feeling that I get after going through similar stuff is just. .. there and not leaving me alone, and is making me mildly distrust Tom for the first time in 8 years.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 01, 2015, 07:03:49 AM
Oh god, he's getting her alone.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 01, 2015, 03:39:17 PM
Wow, what a classic abuser move. Separate from supporters, of course!

Ugh. ugh. ugh...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 01, 2015, 05:52:41 PM
Oh, boy, here we go.  Worse.

I wonder how much Coyote knows?  Or the other Court teachers, for that matter.

I trust him,  too,  don't get me wrong. Tom has always been the least problematic fave. It's just this feeling that I get after going through similar stuff is just. .. there and not leaving me alone, and is making me mildly distrust Tom for the first time in 8 years.

I trust him too, but I'm really not looking forward to the next few pages.  Not that I need a Frank Capra-ish resolution, but you know.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on April 02, 2015, 08:37:16 PM
I'm pretty sure the next few pages will get me to the point where i spontaneously combust with anger.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 03, 2015, 07:13:27 AM
I'm actually legitimately laughing at how stupidly ridiculous Anthony is. Oh my god. What a tool.

I can't fathom him actually having the kind of influence necessary to do any of this. How much sway could be possibly have over the Court? How could he just waltz in and have whatever he says go? Is Anthony Carver legit one of the most proficient blackmailers of all time? That he not only exhibits emotional manipulative control over his daughter but on the massive supercivilization running a complex operation attempting to play god?

Because if so... That would mean he might have been working directly with the Court all along. Which would mean he simply didn't correspond with Annie out of choice. And this has all been a powerplay he's been waiting to play out.

Is he trying to incite conflict between the Forest and the Court by keeping Coyote's favorite new guest from visiting?

Or maybe the thing Surma was contracted to do with Renard was the exact same thing that happened with her and Anthony where she was assigned to him to keep an eye on him.

I am so baffled, my mind is reeling trying to peel back the layers of his abusive nonsense. "You can't do this" would be one of the most legitimate responses Annie could give to him right now, no hyperbole or exaggeration.

How?!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Chaos on April 03, 2015, 11:11:06 AM
2till 2ticking with the umbridge c0mpari20n.
thi2 i2 very much 'abu2e by 20me0ne in p0wer that can actually happen irl'.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on April 03, 2015, 02:31:13 PM
I suppose he's still her legal guardian. He can make those decisions? Not that he's much of a parent though.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on April 03, 2015, 10:26:30 PM
I can't fathom him actually having the kind of influence necessary to do any of this.
That's what I was thinking. How the hell does he have the authority to do any of this?

And what about her forest work? If Coyote summons her, is he going to walk into the forest himself and give Coyote the same authoritative "No" that he just gave Annie? I'd like to see how well that goes over.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 04, 2015, 01:18:49 AM
Well, I do agree with most people in that the extremes he's going to is to get her to Fire Spike, on top of being abusive and manipulative... of course.

It doesn't matter if he can do these things, it only matters if Annie believes he can.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 04, 2015, 03:13:17 PM
I've been reading the forums in spite of myself out of stupid curiosity and I'm relieved to say the abuse apologists have absolutely vanished, replaced by people who are completely fed up with Anthony's being defended.

It sucks that it took something so obvious I actually laughed at it to get them to back down and realize how ridiculously controlling and abusive Anthony is. If they'd kept trying to push that narrative, I'd have started ripping my hair out and exploding with anger, honestly.
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I KNEW IT OH MY GOD
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The way Annie is dissociating is making my heart sink, this is so painful.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 06, 2015, 08:42:59 AM
Oh my gosh, poor Annie...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on April 06, 2015, 09:38:09 AM
Oh no.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 06, 2015, 06:03:20 PM
Wow.

I'm hoping that Kat went to talk to another teacher about this, like Eglamore.  I'm also dimly hoping that "Anthony" pulls off his mask and wig to reveal Jones, who says, "This is a joke"--but for all Jones' expressionlessness, she's solidly on Annie's side; she'd never pull something like this.

I can't fathom him actually having the kind of influence necessary to do any of this.
That's what I was thinking. How the hell does he have the authority to do any of this?

And what about her forest work? If Coyote summons her, is he going to walk into the forest himself and give Coyote the same authoritative "No" that he just gave Annie? I'd like to see how well that goes over.

I've been thinking about that too.  A lot.  "Anthony" says he's in charge of the class, but who else does?  Could it really be Court strategy to insult and provoke Coyote?  I can't imagine Reynardine will take this sitting down either.  Is ticking him off too--inside the Court--such a good idea?

I can't help but wonder if "Anthony" resorted to the mustache-twisting favorite of knocking out the real biology teacher to take their place and get at Annie.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 06, 2015, 07:04:47 PM
I'm also dimly hoping that "Anthony" pulls off his mask and wig to reveal Jones, who says, "This is a joke"--but for all Jones' expressionlessness, she's solidly on Annie's side; she'd never pull something like this.
Somehow that's even worse. I didn't think such a thing was possible.

I mean, that would be the kind of gaslighting that makes a person completely unredeemable to me. If Jones were to pull that, she'd become a major villain in my eyes. I would immediately hate her. That's one of the most messed up things I can think of.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 06, 2015, 10:14:53 PM
Let me try and save that by saying that as soon as Jones pulls off her "Anthony" mask and says that, Annie wakes up.  : )  I guess I thought of Jones looking at "Anthony" precisely because of how expressionless he is.  While Jones may not show what she's feeling, she does have a heart, I think.  I could easily see Jones and Spock swapping dry one-liners.  "Anthony" might as well be a robot, but even that's not enough.  Robot himself would tell us that.

I'm still wondering where Tom is going with this, because it's like he's handed "Anthony" a checklist of every single thing he can do to hurt and isolate Annie, and "Anthony" is ticking them off frame, by frame, by frame--like Tom has turned the knob to 11 on this, then to 12, then 13.  This is terrible.  He has the fandom's attention, but they may resort to pitchforks.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on April 06, 2015, 10:53:06 PM
I had the passing thought that this is some horrifying nightmare Annie is having, but unfortunately I don't think it is.

I'm still questioning Anthony's authority in all this. And how can he take control of Renard? I guess Annie would have to order him to obey Anthony instead of her or something?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 07, 2015, 01:18:04 AM
I'm still questioning Anthony's authority in all this. And how can he take control of Renard? I guess Annie would have to order him to obey Anthony instead of her or something?
Ownership can be passed on to another person by the current owner's order. Annie's "Okay" may very well have been enough. Anthony is using abusive emotional manipulation to get what he wants. It doesn't matter that Annie doesn't have to say yes to his demands, he simply knows that she will.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 07, 2015, 06:18:25 PM
But if Rey challenges that, wouldn't Annie have to assert herself to make Rey comply?  That's not "Anthony" 's mark on his forehead, it's hers.  I don't know if she could or would assert herself right now.

Of course, I also wouldn't mind if Rey pretended to go along, and then at the right moment: "Hello... 'Master'."
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 07, 2015, 08:03:11 PM
But if Rey challenges that, wouldn't Annie have to assert herself to make Rey comply?  That's not "Anthony" 's mark on his forehead, it's hers.  I don't know if she could or would assert herself right now.
The rules are rather vague. For all we know, that "Okay" basically wrote off ownership to Anthony. It's similar to how in the early chapters if Annie handed Rey over to Eglamore then she wouldn't have ownership of him anymore and he would be imprisoned again. Anthony is using her weakened mental state to get her to comply to all his demands, and it would appear that it really is that easy to transfer ownership. I'm hoping it isn't, but it may very well be.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 08, 2015, 07:47:14 AM
*Nopes away*

I guess that answers the question of DOES HE HAVE THE POWER

unless Kat talked to someone let Kat talk to someone.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 08, 2015, 12:33:26 PM
I'd start checking the closets for tied-up biology teachers.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 10, 2015, 07:13:00 AM
this

sack

of

human

waste

made

her

chop off

her hair

I am livid.

This scum is unbelievable. The gall. He is completely infantalizing and dominating her. Oh my lord.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 10, 2015, 11:19:12 AM
This is absolutely the worst... what the hell. What kind of waste of matter is this man.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 10, 2015, 06:37:42 PM
(sigh)  She reminds me of someone inducted into a cult, now.  Geez, louise.  These next pages are going to be even more painful.

I didn't see any sign in the past few pages that "Anthony" knows about the blinker stone, but... well, I'll keep hoping.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on April 10, 2015, 07:49:33 PM
WAT
good lord she doesn't even look like herself anymore
someone needs to knock anthony back wherever he came from.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Blue Flame on April 11, 2015, 02:43:20 PM
Is this some sick way of Anthony trying to "preserve" Annie since he couldn't save his wife?

Well... whether that's true or not, something is seriously wrong with this man.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 11, 2015, 04:19:29 PM
I'm getting disturbing Vertigo vibes here.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on April 12, 2015, 07:20:25 AM
(I like the hair - but I'm assuming it wasn't her decision...)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 12, 2015, 06:40:16 PM
(I like the hair - but I'm assuming it wasn't her decision...)
It's the same hairstyle she had in Good Hope hospital when she was 8, so probably not.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Chaos on April 13, 2015, 11:15:44 AM
0h n0. thi2 i2 w0r2e than i th0ught. annie, y0u're better than thi2
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 13, 2015, 04:03:13 PM
She's making excuses for him just like people in the forum were.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 13, 2015, 08:34:46 PM
Annie has always being apologetic for her father, she's been conditioned to be. I don't know what the forum people's excuse is, besides wanting to be right or something.

I really hope Kat goes and talks to her parents, and they're like "What? We didn't even know Anthony was back, he can't do this :/" or something. I don't care. Jones even. Someone that's not whoever gave Anthony this kind of power.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on April 14, 2015, 08:14:20 AM
She doesn't even know and thats ):
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 15, 2015, 07:15:24 AM
Sometimes it just hits you like a sack of bricks that really well developed characters that you've been following for a large portion of your life are in fact... children. This is one of those times.

Oh, precious children...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 15, 2015, 07:18:33 AM
I am in pain.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 15, 2015, 05:37:58 PM
I'm actually getting hopeful.  I admit I'm assuming that things aren't going to stay like this, but when the light finally does go on in Annie's head, there is so much potential energy built up here that "Anthony" will wish for Zimmy's fist instead.  But right now... oh, man.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on April 15, 2015, 10:33:03 PM
Kat for Best Friend Ever award
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 17, 2015, 07:21:09 AM
i am in agonizing pain

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Annie has been so emotionally crippled today she can't even think for herself. She's just running on autopilot. She hasn't looked this wide-eyed and blank faced in years. Her father took her out back and smacked her emotional stability with a crowbar and eventually she just snapped her bones to fit where he wanted them to bend.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on April 17, 2015, 09:24:30 AM
What is happening to the poor girl, it's so sad
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 17, 2015, 12:14:13 PM
All these friendship feelings and I don't know what to focus on
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 17, 2015, 01:33:46 PM
People in the forums are expressing a level of horror at Annie's detached temperament, while also being calmed(?) slightly due to heartwarming from Kat's level of concern for Rey, considering they haven't been shown to really interact all that much. It seems appropriate to me.

I'm just really worried about the ramifications of this chapter and how it will effect everything down the line. This feels like a huge shift for the story, in both status quo and tone.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Chaos on April 17, 2015, 01:52:39 PM
0ne que2ti0n. i2n't he 2upp02ed t0 have annie'2 2ymb0l 0n hi2 f0rehead? i didn't 2ee it ..........
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 17, 2015, 02:11:51 PM
0ne que2ti0n. i2n't he 2upp02ed t0 have annie'2 2ymb0l 0n hi2 f0rehead? i didn't 2ee it ..........
Only when he changes into a form different from the plush toy.

Even in his teddy form he doesn't have it unless he puts it there willingly.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 17, 2015, 06:28:39 PM
(sigh)  Now it's Annie that feels like Jones with her emotionlessness.  That is just so painful.  There's a part of me that's hoping she's wearing her own face as a mask, but...  mm.

Still... "He made a big fuss when I told him I am to give him to my father."  Either nominee for Understatement of the Year, or loaded statement; "...I am to give him to my father."

No, I don't like the feel of this.  Although Annie's body language when she says, "It's no use, Kat, I forbade him to--"  Like she's trying to prevent Kat from spoiling a trap?  Maybe?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Chaos on April 17, 2015, 11:00:15 PM
0ne que2ti0n. i2n't he 2upp02ed t0 have annie'2 2ymb0l 0n hi2 f0rehead? i didn't 2ee it ..........
Only when he changes into a form different from the plush toy.

Even in his teddy form he doesn't have it unless he puts it there willingly.
that make2 me feel a bit better.

and the trap the0ry i2 intere2ting. i like thi2 idea.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 20, 2015, 07:01:28 AM
I'm dead.

Every page is more painful than the last.
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Those are the bones from Divine when she was in a coma. Anthony's etherically controlling her. He's suppressing her nature.

I want to murder.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 20, 2015, 06:26:26 PM
I see what you mean.  Those white dagger-like triangles coming in on Annie... oh, boy.  Boy, I sure hope Kat catches onto that and tells somebody.  This is a horror.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 20, 2015, 07:20:22 PM
She might go to Zimmy. I mean, Zimmy's afraid of her, but something's really messed up with Annie, and maybe Zimmy knows since she was there before and she knows stuff.

Either way this is messed up.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 20, 2015, 10:07:10 PM
(bobblenods)  I would like that idea.  A lot.  Even if Kat sees nothing but the change in Annie's face, Annie's expressions tell you everything.  This is so awful.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 22, 2015, 01:31:44 PM
God. Everybody should have a friend like Kat.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on April 22, 2015, 03:12:07 PM
Kat is like a professional best friend
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 22, 2015, 06:00:37 PM
Now, I wonder if "Anthony" will let Annie keep that two-way radio.  Surely it's a Trojan horse of some kind.

(Sure hope so.  On both counts.  :D)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on April 23, 2015, 01:24:21 AM
I reiterate this statement

Kat for Best Friend Ever award
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 24, 2015, 07:02:03 AM
now take Renard when she isn't looking
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 24, 2015, 12:42:16 PM
I made a squeaky "nuu" sound against my will. because this is sad and wonderful friendship.

Gah, why Tom.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 27, 2015, 06:18:58 PM
...And with that, the chapter ends.

Wow.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 27, 2015, 07:26:31 PM
This chapter is competing with Fire Spike for most brutal and I feel like it won.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 27, 2015, 09:20:11 PM
this one definitely won.

The kids will plan,  i feel it in my bones.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 29, 2015, 07:05:20 AM
i have been stabbed in the chest

this is the most breathtaking and heartbreaking image i have ever seen in a comic
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 29, 2015, 08:17:47 AM
Ow, Tom. Breaking my heart a million times.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on April 29, 2015, 09:31:46 AM
This page highlighted her dress for me. It's honestly reminiscent of an old pow camp uniform, or a work house uniform or something along those lines. It reminds me of a specific one I've seen but I can't quite put my finger on it. How awful though.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 29, 2015, 06:24:32 PM
This page highlighted her dress for me. It's honestly reminiscent of an old pow camp uniform, or a work house uniform or something along those lines. It reminds me of a specific one I've seen but I can't quite put my finger on it. How awful though.
That makes it even worse. It's like Anthony wants to desaturate every bit of individuality she possesses.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on April 30, 2015, 12:50:56 AM
it looks like something an Amish person would wear
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on May 04, 2015, 03:10:38 AM
I can honestly say my heart skipped a beat at the panel where annie and kat touched foreheads. That's love, man.

And the 'cut off' page is so freakin brilliant.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 04, 2015, 07:13:21 AM
This long distance shot feels like it's of two of three characters. That just immediately sprung into my head. Robot, Shadow, or Reynardine.

I have no idea why, mainly because any combination of the three is terrifying to me in this context.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 04, 2015, 07:32:02 AM
Could also be the group of kids, but Robot and Shadow are a good bet.
Anthony has Rey, after all...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 04, 2015, 08:45:21 AM
Could also be the group of kids, but Robot and Shadow are a good bet.
Anthony has Rey, after all...
But the idea that Anthony keeps Rey locked up in this giant, bright, almost padded-psyche-ward room is so unsettling to me. It's that level of complete emotional detachment that just wreaks of Anthony Carver, where it's entirely white and sterile and the only reason Kat can get in is because he knows she's there and is letting her think he doesn't.

Because Anthony can just say "You must stay in this room" and not even need to lock the door. It's just... So creepy and sad.
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...

I might cry.

Anthony Carver keeps his own daughter locked in solitary confinement on a rooftop and behind a padded safe-door.

My brain was literally incapable of imagining something this terrible.

Let's get SEAL Team 6 to assassinate Anthony.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 06, 2015, 05:34:51 PM
Forced perspective becomes forced march, apparently.  :)  Kat got in a good walk.

And yet "Anthony" allows visitors from the outside.  Hm.  He's that confident.

I am glad to see expression on Annie's face.

Let's get SEAL Team 6 to assassinate Anthony.

You write like Lion's hijacked your account, Av.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 06, 2015, 07:18:10 PM
Let's get SEAL Team 6 to assassinate Anthony.
You write like Lion's hijacked your account, Av.  :D
Child abuse is my biggest sore spot, people should care before the scars show up on the child's skin.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 06, 2015, 10:03:46 PM
I believe it, and I certainly agree with that, but I still say you posted like Lion.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 07, 2015, 03:29:34 AM
I can't believe he allowed visitors... This is horrible.

Going from being accepted in a place like the Forest to THIS?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on May 07, 2015, 11:19:20 AM
Well that's not like a padded crazy prison cell at all. Completely normal to tell your child to stay in without any psychological reprecussions, right?

-sarcastaball-
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 08, 2015, 07:04:59 AM
Kinda surprised at Winsbury's expression.
Wulf was seeing things nobody else did.
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God, I can relate to this. I remember this feeling. Every comment about you reads like a shiv to the stomach instead of a pat on the shoulder.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 08, 2015, 12:10:28 PM
I know right? Annie, they just don't know how to react, so they resorted to humor. Bad humor.

Before all of this, Annie was staring Forest Creatures in the face and setting things on fire and being awesome, and now she's.. reverted back to being timid again.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 11, 2015, 06:22:48 PM
Kinda surprised at Winsbury's expression.
Wulf was seeing things nobody else did.

I can't claim that at all.  : )  Besides which, I thought Winsbury and Janet still had things going on.  Winsannie?  Nowhere near my mind.

And re today... gosh, Annie.  : (
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 11, 2015, 07:30:53 PM
I instantly recognize every single phase of Annie's reaction to Anthony's return. Every last one. I have had literally all of these.

The blank emotion-blocking stare.

The blubbering and compensating defensive.

The meek and quiet who barely speaks for themselves and diminishes every response.

The stepford smiler who pretends that nothing really hurts them and that everything is okay if you just brush it off and continue ignoring it and making it into a joke.

I haven't felt this level of empathy in a fictional medium since Avatar.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on May 12, 2015, 02:10:08 AM
this is so heartbreaking ;_;
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 13, 2015, 05:50:09 PM
Well, there's the bastard now.

At least, re previous panel, Kat's mom and dad know a little about what's going on.  Oh, boy.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 13, 2015, 06:46:55 PM
Well, there's the bastard now.
I'm fairly certain hearing someone like you say this would secretly scare Anthony.

Which would be great.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on May 13, 2015, 11:49:08 PM
I'm surprised he's even allowing Kat to visit her, considering he's deprived her of literally everything else.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on May 14, 2015, 01:12:13 AM
I'm guessing he'll be taking that privilege away too next page.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 14, 2015, 06:21:15 PM
Well, there's the bastard now.
I'm fairly certain hearing someone like you say this would secretly scare Anthony.

Which would be great.

I'm honored.  Thanks.

I'm also hoping that Eglamore will be saying that, hopefully soon.

I'm guessing he'll be taking that privilege away too next page.

I wondered about that, but I wonder if he's flaunting his control by allowing it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 15, 2015, 11:52:16 AM
Wow this page has a lot of trash on it. It's so bad that it's talking, taking up space. Tom should really take that out.

Don't take my Rey away from meeeee
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 15, 2015, 01:00:32 PM
So that's why Kat's allowed in here. To have her present when he brings up Renard in front of her face.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 15, 2015, 06:37:05 PM
Wow this page has a lot of trash on it. It's so bad that it's talking, taking up space. Tom should really take that out.

Don't take my Rey away from meeeee

"You are my Renard, my only Renard... you make me ha-peeee... when skies are gray..."

Sorry.  :D

I don't know, though; it does show how currently subservient Annie is.  And increases the pain.  Gosh, that outfit makes her look like she's in a cult.

So that's why Kat's allowed in here. To have her present when he brings up Renard in front of her face.

To judge Annie's truthfulness by Kat's reaction to what she says, is that what you're thinking, Av?

I'm gonna have to check out what that "Traveller" side-comic involving Paz at home; my work browser has that site blocked for some reason.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 15, 2015, 08:36:31 PM
So that's why Kat's allowed in here. To have her present when he brings up Renard in front of her face.

To judge Annie's truthfulness by Kat's reaction to what she says, is that what you're thinking, Av?
Exactly. There's nothing charitable about this. He just knows that Kat is far more useful in the picture than out of it, so he'll allow it. He knows he has Antimony under his leash and there's little Kat can say to sway her, so he'll let her be of use to his ends.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 16, 2015, 12:54:43 PM
It was just a passing comment I saw on the page, but... what if another reason he possibly wanted Rey is because he wanted Coyote's tooth? I'm not sure what he would use it for, but it came up.

I agree, Kat is there to gauge Annie. Anthony has been out of the picture this long, it behooves him to take any cues on Annie's behavior from someone that is familiar.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 18, 2015, 07:04:48 AM
What a wacky reunion this is sure to be.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on May 18, 2015, 06:28:16 PM
Here's hoping Uncle Jimmy will be joining for dinner.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 18, 2015, 06:30:07 PM
It was just a passing comment I saw on the page, but... what if another reason he possibly wanted Rey is because he wanted Coyote's tooth? I'm not sure what he would use it for, but it came up.

Oh, wow...  Rey's dangerous enough on his own, but possession of that tooth... man.

And re today's page: quotes from Commander Pavel Chekov and Admiral Ackbar come to mind.  :D  I wish I had GIFs for them.

Here's hoping Uncle Jimmy will be joining for dinner.

And I would not mind this one bit.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 20, 2015, 07:26:13 AM
Wow, this makes a lot of sense. Anthony would know of a bunch of Annie's friends doing a thing, but these two? Element of SURPRISE.

which Annie apparently knows about lol
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 20, 2015, 02:26:01 PM
Kat as new benevolent leader of the Court for endgame.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 20, 2015, 06:09:08 PM
Wow, this makes a lot of sense. Anthony would know of a bunch of Annie's friends doing a thing, but these two? Element of SURPRISE.

which Annie apparently knows about lol
Annie did indeed make sure she was "ready before then".  :D

Hmm... involve Parley and Smitty... go down by the river... involve Jeanne... I'm liking this.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 22, 2015, 07:01:42 AM
Seeing Annie smiling should not be painful.

Tom, how are you doing this
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 22, 2015, 06:40:01 PM
Seeing Annie smiling should not be painful.

Tom, how are you doing this

(nods)  Context.  Oh, gosh, context.

And oh, ho ho, Mr. Carver, sir, you may have Ysengrin knocking on your door shortly.  I love that idea even more.

I wonder what Annie is thinking, though?  "If you see him [Ysengrin], or Coyote, please ask them to be patient..."
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 22, 2015, 07:03:54 PM
I think she still believes Anthony can be reasoned with and will let her return to her activities once the cheating issues have ended.

She's grasping onto what little hope she has left that her dad will be kind to her.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 26, 2015, 06:20:49 PM
And we're grasping onto that, in some ways.  Geez.

Re yesterday's page: kinda empty for a house.  Hmm...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 27, 2015, 07:01:37 AM
Rey, you've never looked adorable until this moment. This form might be the cutest thing I've ever seen.

Puppy af.
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Also, hi Kat's symbol. Feeling pretty proud of Annie for keeping it together enough to give ownership to Kat.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 27, 2015, 07:20:58 AM
Puppy puppy pupp pup

Also, I AM SO HAPPY, thank you Kat and Annie for being awesome.

Was there ever a vague mention of "If something happens to me, Kat gets Rey" that would have denoted new ownership? I just can't see there being any time for them to do it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 27, 2015, 09:16:36 AM
Interesting note, I don't think there's ever been a previous instance where he's called Kat anything other than Katerina. Either everybody's getting closer-knit, he respects their growth enough not to call them 'child' all the time, or he's just really really scared for Annie.

All heartwarming, one simultaneously heartbreaking. Good job, Tom, for using minor details to make me feel things.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 27, 2015, 06:32:44 PM
When I saw that new symbol on Rey's forehead, I wondered how long it would be before someone said something.  About .02 seconds, I think?  :D

Puppy puppy pupp pup

Also, I AM SO HAPPY, thank you Kat and Annie for being awesome.

Was there ever a vague mention of "If something happens to me, Kat gets Rey" that would have denoted new ownership? I just can't see there being any time for them to do it.

That would be logical.  I could see Annie and Kat doing that close to the beginning, knowing how big a threat Rey could be.  Wonder if Anthony's noticed the change in mark?

Interesting note, I don't think there's ever been a previous instance where he's called Kat anything other than Katerina. Either everybody's getting closer-knit, he respects their growth enough not to call them 'child' all the time, or he's just really really scared for Annie.

All heartwarming, one simultaneously heartbreaking. Good job, Tom, for using minor details to make me feel things.

I'm for all three.  They're definitely a team, the three of them, Rey's seen plenty of Kat in action to gauge her personal growth, and he's seen first-hand what's happening to Annie, so... yeah.

Oop.  Um, if Anthony has noticed the change and surmised Kat can now control Rey... cue Admiral Ackbar again.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 27, 2015, 09:16:36 PM
They're smarter than that luckily. The symbol only shows up when Rey is active. His head is blank when he lays dormant, so as long as he doesn't start talking, Anthony won't be able to see.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 27, 2015, 10:07:25 PM
So you think Rey just sits there in stuffed toy-mode while Anthony fumes, chuckling to himself with a--heh--blank face?  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 27, 2015, 11:44:49 PM
So you think Rey just sits there in stuffed toy-mode while Anthony fumes, chuckling to himself with a--heh--blank face?  :D
It would explain why Anthony is asking Annie whether she's sure he has control or not, seeing as he doesn't seem to be doing much. One would assume that if Rey wasn't hiding as a plush he would've been using his bipedal teddy form lounging around instead of staying as a plush toy on a desk.

Also yes.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 28, 2015, 02:03:05 AM
I wonder how transferring ownership works, though. Does Annie literally just have to be "You belong to Kat" and poof?

Even if he did see the symbol, I'm not sure he would know what this one means in terms of ownership, as it's fairly clear the mark of Diego is old but unused until recently.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 29, 2015, 07:03:08 AM
Little Rey in the last panel is even more adorable than on the previous. He was just a corgi before, but now he's literally a puppy. Look at this baby dog.

Also Anthony is so creepy jesus
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on May 29, 2015, 03:34:18 PM
Anthony is such a freak, good lord.

A+ job Annie for giving Rey to Kat <3
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on May 31, 2015, 11:03:38 PM
Giving ownership of a demon to each other. #friendshipgoals #justgirlythings
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Well this could end badly.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 03, 2015, 07:02:43 AM
I cannot imagine having to be that still for days on end. It's incredible Rey isn't legit going crazy. Even as Sivo, he could at least move his head and talk. This is just pure prolonged paralysis. -shiver-
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 03, 2015, 05:42:15 PM
Well, this kinda blows my theory that Anthony had mikes, cameras, or some other kind of sensors around Rey in the hopes that he would unintentionally spill the beans.  And I'm not-kinda glad to see that, too. :D

About Rey not being able to move, I can see a couple of different things acting there.  For love of Annie, and now Kat, I could see Rey enduring plenty.  In fact, for him, maybe he's just able to go to sleep somehow.  I'd love for an end-of-chapter bonus page to show "Zzzzzzzz..." coming from Rey when Anthony's not paying attention.  :D  I could also see Rey leaving his body behind and going out into the ether to case the neighborhood.  ...Or maybe even talking to Annie, come to think of it, if she still has her blinker stone.

Giving ownership of a demon to each other. #friendshipgoals #justgirlythings
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Well this could end badly.

Yeah, I think we just saw Chekhov's Gun go on the table...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 03, 2015, 08:09:07 PM
I asked Tom on formspring a few years ago. Because Rey doesn't have a natural physical body, he actually can't fall asleep. He mainly just spends his time reading books at night. So he's just sitting there conscious the whole time.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 04, 2015, 02:26:03 AM
I was wondering if Anthony caught glimpse of the three of them, then I realized that Andrew is... Andrew. :[

I'm glad that Rey has the ability to defend himself should Anthony do anything.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 04, 2015, 06:31:39 PM
I was wondering if Anthony caught glimpse of the three of them, then I realized that Andrew is... Andrew. :[

I'm glad that Rey has the ability to defend himself should Anthony do anything.

Me too.  (I'd love to see him defend himself, too.)


I asked Tom on formspring a few years ago. Because Rey doesn't have a natural physical body, he actually can't fall asleep. He mainly just spends his time reading books at night. So he's just sitting there conscious the whole time.

Ugh.  Poor guy.  Still hope the out-of-body experience is an option.

Otherwise, gee.  Rey, Edward Cullen, and Goliath could form a book club.  :D  Kinda like that idea too.

EDIT: Love today's strip, too.

"Tony.  :|"

"Donald.  :|"

Annie and Kat: (waves)  :DD

Love how much is said without being said.  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 06, 2015, 01:42:08 AM
-shivers- This page is so unsettling.

Nice Comedy Central shirt though, Kat.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on June 07, 2015, 10:51:31 AM
I've missed a few pages because i've been on holidays. But woah, Kat you go girl. I'm so relieved Anthony can't control Rey. But I believe this dinner will be quite interesting.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 08, 2015, 07:04:50 AM
Every time I think I've calmed down and get worried I can't get angry anymore, Tom manages to ease my concerns and gets me to desperately want to punch Anthony in the face.

Thanks Tom.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 08, 2015, 07:20:55 AM
ARGH. ARRRGHHHH.

WHAT A RUDE JERK.

These are your SCHOOL FRIENDS, ANTHONY, sTOP

 also what Av said. Thanks Tom.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 08, 2015, 07:24:27 AM
The disgusted frown on Donny's face in the last panel is like CPR, it's giving me life.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 08, 2015, 07:49:23 AM
I do hope Anja and Donny understand. They've always been really there for these two.

And I can't help but think that Anja and Surma cheated off each other a lot in school, too. Seems like a thing.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 08, 2015, 06:06:41 PM
I do hope Anja and Donny understand. They've always been really there for these two.
Their paternal instincts are firing up in that last panel. Anja is very much concerned for Annie's feelings and Donny is very much unimpressed with Anthony's response.

Also, the composition and body-language of that last panel indicate that the Donlans are guarding Annie like a shield, while Anthony is isolated in the distance like a disease. Which is comforting.

Petition for the Donlans to adopt Annie as their daughter.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on June 08, 2015, 10:35:26 PM
Petition for the Donlans to adopt Annie as their daughter.
yes please
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 09, 2015, 06:29:45 PM
Petition for the Donlans to adopt Annie as their daughter.
yes please

I wouldn't mind either.  The Donlans certainly act more like parents to Annie than that bag of wayward DNA over yonder.

I do hope Anja and Donny understand. They've always been really there for these two.

And I can't help but think that Anja and Surma cheated off each other a lot in school, too. Seems like a thing.

I sincerely believe this, too.

Wouldn't mind if Eglamore would show up right now for dinner--or better yet, Brinnie.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 10, 2015, 07:15:31 AM
Donny is my favorite character. I never knew until this exact moment but now I can't believe I never noticed.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 10, 2015, 09:09:50 AM
He's just so to the point.

Thank gosh for Kats parents.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on June 10, 2015, 10:19:12 AM
Well that was blunt haha!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on June 10, 2015, 10:43:44 AM
Ugh  I hate what he's doing here. I had a parent do that to her daughter about me, continuously bringing her own daughter down whilst complimenting me on everything I did. That girl ended up hating me to the point where she made my life miserable.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 10, 2015, 06:12:08 PM
Now, Mister Donlan, you know you have to raise your hand before you ask the Teacher a question.  :D

I'm glad he did, though.  Geez, what a chapter.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on June 10, 2015, 11:00:33 PM
Donny doesn't mess around
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 12, 2015, 07:18:53 AM
On this episode of Gunnerkrigg, Donny's being awesome, Anthony's admitted he's not the bastion of perfection but is still being cryptic and creepy, and Annie is breaking my heart! Tune in next week to see how depressing and tense this dinner can get!

It's shocking how much more of a human being Anthony seems when Donny's in the same room, even when he's still being a closed-off jerk. It's so refreshing to see somebody not BS or tiptoe around him, you get the feeling that nobody's done that around Anthony in quite some time and that might explain why he was ever even bearable. It took somebody like Donny or Surma to stand up for themselves and be confrontational around him to get him to not be such a wad. Now that he's got control of Annie and has been abusing it, he hasn't been in contact with somebody to call him out on his behavior on equal footing.

God, I love Donny right now. We can see where Kat gets her awesome-friend abilities from (flashbacks to the "be friends!" wire-clippers scene where she fixed Rey and Annie's awkward tension in one panel), and also how kickass a parental guardian the guy is. Take no prisoners, Sir!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on June 12, 2015, 11:47:59 AM
Donny, I love ya.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 12, 2015, 06:50:53 PM
So he lost his hand... wonder if he stuck it someplace where it didn't belong.  One gets the feeling.

It is great seeing Anthony get interrogated for once.  "On equal footing" are the right words for it.  Donny's a classmate, a teacher, and he even sent Anthony those supplies heaven-knows-how-many-pages ago.  Anthony can't go top-down on him.

"I had work."  Let's hear about it, shall we?

I agree.  Take no prisoners.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 12, 2015, 08:13:31 PM
So he lost his hand... wonder if he stuck it someplace where it didn't belong.  One gets the feeling.

It is great seeing Anthony get interrogated for once.  "On equal footing" are the right words for it.  Donny's a classmate, a teacher, and he even sent Anthony those supplies heaven-knows-how-many-pages ago.  Anthony can't go top-down on him.

"I had work."  Let's hear about it, shall we?

I agree.  Take no prisoners.
If we were able to piece together what Anthony did with those materials leading to the loss of his hand, I can't even begin to imagine how furious Donny might be if he figured it out himself and realizes he was made complicit in Anthony's invasive etheric procedure on Annie.

Thinking that Donny knows the reality of what's happened makes this chapter way more harrowing and kind of frightening, as Donny has good reason to be absolutely livid.
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KAT YES
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 15, 2015, 07:38:37 AM
KAT YES.

Tony stop acting like you care because shut up just shut up

also I hope they get back to you Donny because hmmmmm
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 15, 2015, 05:32:17 PM
It's so hard to tell if Anthony actually believes the words coming out of his mouth and is just an emotionally and socially uncoordinated mess or if he's intentionally being manipulative and is using everything he says for some specific calculated end. Or even a disturbing mixture of both depending on the scenario where his overarching goal is very heinous and he's just not equipped to handle his attempts to achieve it in a way that's not completely clunky and likely to get in his own way by pitching up red flags all over the place.

All I know is, this scene needed to happen and I'm so glad it only took one chapter to get it.
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It's really pretty weird that if Anthony was apologetic and less abrasively controlling about literally everything else, his aversion to Renard would seem incredibly reasonable. Instead, his actions to 'resolve' it became the last straw.

Tom's storytelling ability is incredible. The way he's managed to get us on Rey's side so completely and turn something that would otherwise be considered a reasonable concern into a large point of emotional contention by the juxtaposition of the Rey and Anthony's behavior following their heinous actions is amazing.

And it's because Rey is willing to show remorse and growth where Anthony seems to want complete control, as if he thinks it's the proper way to clean up a mess he made. He doesn't try to connect or reestablish rapport, he instead tent poles himself back into Annie's life, overhauls it completely, then acts like he did nothing wrong and it's all Annie's fault. 

Rey makes the perfect counter-balance. He messed up hugely, with regards to Annie's mother, with his attempt to even kill Annie, but overtime after being freed of more severe imprisonment he develops an emotional attachment and builds up a mutual respect and trust.

A kind of interesting thing about it is that Rey became more sympathetic being under Annie's control, where she would often refuse to abuse it. Anthony's become less and less sympathetic having Annie until his control, and constantly flaunting his ability to abuse it.

Annie had Rey, now Anthony has Annie. Annie's treatment of a person who did wrong that is expressly under her control is so drastically different from Anthony's that it's almost like two polar opposites. Even when Annie most resembled Anthony's demeanor, she never once abused her power over another person... Except to keep him from speaking.

... -shivers- uhh, this is getting a little uncomfortable


It's kinda sweet though, how Anthony thinking that having control of Annie meant he had control of Renard was completely false. Annie doesn't really own Rey anymore. They're truly equals in their relationship at this point. 'Owning' Annie doesn't get him Renard. He's under Kat's ownership now. Her friends are now reliant solely upon each other, never her. It indemic of her reduced control of her life, but it's also symbolic in their character growth. Even under Anthony's emotional control, she still wouldn't let him have Rey.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 15, 2015, 06:37:35 PM
Well, at least I can't expect the next panel to be one of Kat's parents saying, "Kat, shush...."  Not with Anja backing up what her daughter says.  But heaven knows, the Court has its own motives.  And yet it is Donny raising the topic of Rey.  Hmm...

It's nice seeing a bit of life in Annie again.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 17, 2015, 07:11:05 AM
I

Want

To

Murder
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 17, 2015, 06:04:33 PM
Now, will Donny and Anja let them get through the door, I wonder?  I know what Kat wants to do.  And it won't involve the door.

I'm glad I have the context beneath Annie shrugging her shoulder free of Kat's hand, or otherwise, geez...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 17, 2015, 06:44:17 PM
This level of conditioning is severe.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 19, 2015, 06:26:45 PM
At least Donny plans to do something.  Someday.

Even feels some compassion for that bastard, too.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 22, 2015, 07:03:23 AM
Smashcut to Anthony clenching his hand into a fist in his pants pocket.

"Goodnight, offspring. Away to your underground bunker now."
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I'm half-expecting her to make a complete mess of her room in a rage. There's so little furniture in there that it'd be easy to clean up afterward, and that's the way she'd allow herself that relief.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 22, 2015, 06:29:29 PM
I could see that, but I could see silent, closed-eyes weeping, too.  Geez.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 22, 2015, 07:38:03 PM
At this point I just kindof want a better idea of what Annie actually thinks and feels without her dad or Kat around.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 22, 2015, 08:40:58 PM
I could be projecting, I admit. You look at Anthony and he seems to be locked up entirely. Annie, on the other hand, has always been a ticking time bomb who keeps a calm exterior then explodes. And usually, for me, it was only when I was finally alone that all of the frustration and sadness finally blew up.

That expression in the final panel says a hell of a lot more than her smiles around Anthony do.
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... Is it Shadow?

Is this finally something pleasant and heartwarming in this chapter?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 24, 2015, 11:47:45 AM
Annie still keeps her secrets.  :D  Good.

At this point I just kindof want a better idea of what Annie actually thinks and feels without her dad or Kat around.

(folds arms)  (nods and blinks)

I don't have a ponytail as Jeannie does, but here's hoping.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 24, 2015, 11:51:48 AM
I hope it's someone from the forest, which could.. actually mean Shadow, yeah, maybe!

Gah, it's nice to see Annie smile (or, at the very least, say something).
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 24, 2015, 06:25:52 PM
Oh, amen to that.  It's great seeing Annie smile like that.  But I wonder why she's keeping her eyes closed.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 24, 2015, 08:11:03 PM
That's usually how she makes contact with the ether.
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-HEAD EXPLODES-

ANNIE YES
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 26, 2015, 09:12:16 AM
AHAHAAAAHAAAAA!!!!!

I'm so glad this girl is so smart.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 26, 2015, 11:48:14 AM
Tom, you chain-yanking fiend.  :D

Well, the 'what' of what that is is pretty much established (notwithstanding Water's "WAT"); I'm wondering about the 'who'.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on June 26, 2015, 12:02:06 PM
...I don't get it haha - can someone please tell me whats going on? I've missed this completely lol
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 26, 2015, 12:02:39 PM
I SHALL EXPLAIN but in a spoiler just in case

(click to show/hide)I figured it was the fire spirit in Annie, since the hair is cut in an eerily similar fashion to the last extra page, and previously she has projected (??) her here (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=875) and here (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=986). edit: we've also seen this lovely spirit/elemental thing during that cool fight (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1258) (including the page after that one)

Now I see that Tom has, as usual, been planning her reveal for some time, as we first saw her during Coyote's explanation (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=820) as to what Annie is.

What I wasn't aware of was her existing OUTSIDE OF ANNIE???? LIKE AHHHHHHH?! This may be the explanation for Annie's calm behavior over the last few chapters, because her fire is literally not with her.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on June 26, 2015, 12:44:37 PM
Thanks Crys!! Makes a lot more sense now! :) I think I'm due a reread!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 26, 2015, 06:27:28 PM
I SHALL EXPLAIN but in a spoiler just in case

(click to show/hide)I figured it was the fire spirit in Annie, since the hair is cut in an eerily similar fashion to the last extra page, and previously she has projected (??) her here (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=875) and here (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=986). edit: we've also seen this lovely spirit/elemental thing during that cool fight (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1258) (including the page after that one)

Now I see that Tom has, as usual, been planning her reveal for some time, as we first saw her during Coyote's explanation (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=820) as to what Annie is.

What I wasn't aware of was her existing OUTSIDE OF ANNIE???? LIKE AHHHHHHH?! This may be the explanation for Annie's calm behavior over the last few chapters, because her fire is literally not with her.

Complete with the cut.  Wow.  :D  That explains a few things.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 26, 2015, 06:35:55 PM
And that's what happened when (and it also explains why) she cut her hair!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 26, 2015, 07:23:26 PM
Do you believe that her hair being cut is the reason that her spirit is separate?

It could explain why Anthony kept her hair cut as a child - less of a separation more of control, of course, as he obviously doesn't know that she can do this.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 26, 2015, 08:40:59 PM
Her hair has always made up the panels of ether pages,  and it's usually still attached to her physical body's head. I assume she went into the ether and cut it, thus detaching it from herself and keeping it safe.
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Plus, the fire spirit's hair is cut too.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 26, 2015, 10:12:01 PM
(nods)  That's what I saw.  The clear break in the fire spirit's hair.  Good gravy, a fire spirit out-of-body experience.

With Annie breaking the fourth wall, too, for that matter.  XD  Tom, you troll.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on June 26, 2015, 11:04:21 PM
and the other shoe finally drops

(http://i.imgur.com/EvQhhJ0.gif)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 29, 2015, 07:04:05 AM
10/10 best Renard 10/10
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 29, 2015, 07:40:50 AM
PUPPY RENARD IS BEST
<3

but this reminds me of mort fun time and i'm v sad
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 29, 2015, 11:49:02 AM
Mort...  (sigh)

And I repeat: Tom, you chain-yanking fiend.  XD  (Even Rey's annoyed with him a bit.)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 29, 2015, 04:37:59 PM
I don't know. I feel pretty at peace with Mort at this point. This was a kid from WWII who was kind of stuck here on this plane not knowing really what else to do at this point. I feel like it was his time. Taking his time spent as a ghost into account, he lead a good long life.

Plus, he wasn't alone in the end. I think that's far better than wandering aimlessly throughout the Court forever.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 30, 2015, 10:10:15 PM
Or stuck down by the river.

I know.  I just liked him, and wouldn't have minded seeing more of him.  I'm happy he had a good ending in this world; I just wish he was still in it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 30, 2015, 11:15:05 PM
I never really thought about how this page seems to take place in this strange alternate universe where Rey is aware of and breaking the fourth wall and can communicate directly with the audience in a way that hasn't been displayed since Annie stopped providing narration in Chapter 15 or so.

Within this version of reality, who gave Puppy Renard that rose and bowtie?

Are we to assume this page provides Rey with direct communication with Tom, and thus he's aware of Tom's meddling and his annoyance is fueled by being condescended to, is it also an anger as to what's being done to him and his friends on a grander scale by Tom as the writer, or is it a disturbing timeline wherein Anthony is playing dress up with his daughter's plush toy inhabited by the demon that he's imprisoned in his home?

(click to show/hide)(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/b/b5/Exploding-head.gif/revision/20120914120348)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 01, 2015, 09:24:33 AM
Pretty excited for this chapter!

Also the idea that Tom is literally the one making Rey do silly stuff is both amusing and likely correct. Or it's Tea and her mysterious nature and very possible love of puppies in ties.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 01, 2015, 05:42:08 PM
Pretty excited for this chapter!

Also the idea that Tom is literally the one making Rey do silly stuff is both amusing and likely correct. Or it's Tea and her mysterious nature and very possible love of puppies in ties.

Yes.

Yes.

And yes.  :D

I like the idea of Rey talking back to Tom better, tho.

I never really thought about how this page seems to take place in this strange alternate universe where Rey is aware of and breaking the fourth wall and can communicate directly with the audience in a way that hasn't been displayed since Annie stopped providing narration in Chapter 15 or so.

Within this version of reality, who gave Puppy Renard that rose and bowtie?

Are we to assume this page provides Rey with direct communication with Tom, and thus he's aware of Tom's meddling and his annoyance is fueled by being condescended to, is it also an anger as to what's being done to him and his friends on a grander scale by Tom as the writer, or is it a disturbing timeline wherein Anthony is playing dress up with his daughter's plush toy inhabited by the demon that he's imprisoned in his home?

(click to show/hide)(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/b/b5/Exploding-head.gif/revision/20120914120348)

And no.  XD  But boy, if Anthony could do anything to make him talk...  XDD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 03, 2015, 07:02:09 AM
... That fire spirit looks like it's in so much pain.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 03, 2015, 09:10:24 AM
Yeah. They look angry,  too... sigh.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 06, 2015, 07:19:30 AM
I'm half-expecting her to make a complete mess of her room in a rage. There's so little furniture in there that it'd be easy to clean up afterward, and that's the way she'd allow herself that relief.
Or she can just phase right through it. That works too.

I don't know why I was expecting this plot-twist to make this any less painful.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 06, 2015, 07:21:19 AM
Oh no, poor Spirit.

Like I was expecting rage but all that helplessness too
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 06, 2015, 06:22:09 PM
I'm half-expecting her to make a complete mess of her room in a rage. There's so little furniture in there that it'd be easy to clean up afterward, and that's the way she'd allow herself that relief.
Or she can just phase right through it. That works too.

I don't know why I was expecting this plot-twist to make this any less painful.

"The pause (of happiness) that refreshes", apparently.  Geez.

Makes sense, but it's just... mmph.

Oh no, poor Spirit.

Like I was expecting rage but all that helplessness too

(bobblenods)  D:

I don't think the Fire Spirit likes Anthony very much.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 10, 2015, 07:07:26 AM
Hmm. Not sure "mind altered Ysengrin" is the best to take advice from on this.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 10, 2015, 07:25:36 AM
Hmm. Not sure "mind altered Ysengrin" is the best to take advice from on this.
I feel like this is more symbolic of Annie's own feelings about her dad than anything else. The parallels are staggering.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 11, 2015, 02:18:41 AM
The parallels are definitely there, yeah.

I don't know, I guess I worry about advice like this. But I suppose Tom knows what he's doing. I'm just afraid of the high potential for making Anthony some kind of misunderstood hero or something, though he very obviously does not deserve it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 11, 2015, 04:59:43 AM
I feel like the actual intent here is that both Coyote and Anthony are manipulators and both Ysengrin and Annie still love them even though they know it's not healthy to do so, and the ramifications of that.

There's a lot of conflicting emotions and issues going on here and this feels like Annie trying to parcel them out and put them in their proper places.
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... Ysengrin, this is why only Renard is allowed to give Annie advice of the three of you.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 13, 2015, 08:58:09 PM
I knew advice from Ysengrin was a bad idea :l

Curious about what's gonna happen next though.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 15, 2015, 07:04:28 AM
Ugh. God, this hurts.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on July 16, 2015, 01:20:40 AM
):
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on July 17, 2015, 12:25:33 AM
Well this is the point i break.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 17, 2015, 07:10:49 AM
We thought it was a plan, it was stress-induced self-mutilation.

i'm done
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 17, 2015, 09:11:52 AM
Oh no.

Here i was thinking Anthony made her cut her hair.

My heart hurts,  this poor girl...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 17, 2015, 11:53:18 AM
So she cut it off herself.

Ohhhhh, boy...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on July 17, 2015, 03:32:38 PM
Yeah, I thought Anthony made her do it too. D:
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 17, 2015, 05:42:15 PM
Here i was thinking Anthony made her cut her hair.
Really, he did.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 17, 2015, 07:48:44 PM
Well, yeah. But I expected more a "Grr, Antimony, cut your hair,  it is too wild for my jerky sensibilities" and Annie, so desiring affection, complied.  Not THIs. ;;
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 20, 2015, 07:10:26 AM
I'd like to thank Tom for pulling our heartstrings whilst also having the restraint to be tasteful and not show an agonizing grimacing expression on the fire-spirit's face when the hair was cut that would've hurt more than just about anything that's ever been in the comic.

You could've but you decided not to, and I appreciate it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 22, 2015, 12:22:35 PM
I wonder if Annie can uuuuse her blinker stone now that the spirit is detached? hm hm
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 22, 2015, 05:56:18 PM
I wonder if the fire spirit is gonna go into the house and watch for herself.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 24, 2015, 09:10:01 AM
Oh. Both of her are there. :c it used to just be her
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 27, 2015, 07:07:23 AM
Anthony has never been creepier. Expression aside, we now see he's capable of personable, even affable joking and ribbing. He's just decided not to use those skills around his daughter. Ever. All she gets is robot teacher man sir.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 27, 2015, 07:45:00 PM
I smirked at Tom's "That was a joke,  sorry."
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 29, 2015, 07:02:03 AM
This is the scariest page I've ever seen in any comic.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 29, 2015, 11:51:32 AM
Well, suspicions confirmed about ol' Tony's hand.  Sure hope he doesn't pick up the blinker stone "bug".

And now all of a sudden he's Bon Homme Tony when the bottle comes out.  Geez.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 29, 2015, 03:57:28 PM
Oh god.

Donald's his Kat.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on July 29, 2015, 05:16:49 PM
oh, so he DOES know how to smile.

it's kind of unsettling o_o
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 29, 2015, 06:32:00 PM
I didn't even have a comment this morning when I read this and I still don't.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 29, 2015, 08:20:37 PM
This is so diametrically opposed to every bit of characterization we've ever seen it feels like Donny just teleported into a different universe entirely. Even the last page made a lick of sense, this doesn't at all. In one panel he went from robot to normal dude like Agent Smith noticed a glitch in the Matrix and decided to fix it by flipping a switch.

Weirdly enough, the more emotion he displays, he angrier and more uncomfortable he makes me. He really is capable of holding a conversation, he's capable of being warm and friendly, he just doesn't even try to do so for his daughter. He doesn't see it as being worth the effort, whatever reasoning he provides for himself as to why. That's just so depressing and excruciating, it's awful.

Even a disturbingly awkward Jones-Smile face at Annie and horribly mangled attempts at warmth would be better than what he's doing now.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 31, 2015, 11:49:59 AM
Such as "researching Surma's pregnancy"?  Ohhhh, boy.  Tony, you'd better have a darn good explanation for that.

And Tom, you'd better not pull Annie out of the room when she's "heard enough", you troll.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on July 31, 2015, 11:54:36 AM
I don't like where this is going...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 31, 2015, 12:19:02 PM
I like how Anthony just assumes that Annie isn't going behind his back and is like "YEAH THIS ROOM IS SO SECURE"

Tony Tony Tony. Your best friend is obviously really smart. Stop.

( I mean keep going, I want to know what's going on.)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 31, 2015, 10:21:58 PM
The Omega Device sounds super important. I need to know what it does, Carver, keep blabbing to your friend about it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on August 02, 2015, 12:46:05 AM
lol @ this room is secure

you know jack about your daughter, tony
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 03, 2015, 07:05:59 AM
"After failing to save my wife, I decided to abandon my grieving daughter."

You were never really good with this whole parenting thing, were you, Carver?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 03, 2015, 09:06:03 AM
"After failing to save my wife, I decided to abandon my grieving daughter."

You were never really good with this whole parenting thing, were you, Carver?
I came here to say almost exactly that in hope that Donny says it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 03, 2015, 11:53:28 AM
This makes me want to suspect that there's a heart somewhere in that flesh of Tony's, but... I reserve the right to reserve judgment on that.  :D

I like how Anthony just assumes that Annie isn't going behind his back and is like "YEAH THIS ROOM IS SO SECURE"

Tony Tony Tony. Your best friend is obviously really smart. Stop.

( I mean keep going, I want to know what's going on.)

Could Tony possibly have some clue that Annie's there?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 03, 2015, 05:17:42 PM
I like how Anthony just assumes that Annie isn't going behind his back and is like "YEAH THIS ROOM IS SO SECURE"

Tony Tony Tony. Your best friend is obviously really smart. Stop.

( I mean keep going, I want to know what's going on.)

Could Tony possibly have some clue that Annie's there?
I'm not sure. Considering the parallels between our Donlan/Carver friendship and this one, I feel like Anthony would never suspect Donny would go behind his back like this. I think he fails to realize that Donny is now a responsible adult and father first, best friend second.

Either that or this is all somehow part of an elaborate ruse by both Donny and Anthony to get Annie on their side, in which case they'd both be terrible, but I respect Donald Donlan far more than to actually consider that as a possibility.
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That was probably the most reasonable thing I've ever heard this guy say. Which only prompts me to say...

Tony, you're gonna have to make up for a lot of bullcrap and work long and hard with a counseling therapist if you hope to ever have a decent relationship with your daughter. This is not the way to do it in any concievable manner.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 05, 2015, 11:52:31 AM
Anthony as Orpheus?  Interesting...

And I agree.  I can't see Donny conniving with Anthony at all in trying to get Annie onto Anthony's side.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 05, 2015, 06:36:38 PM
It strikes me this is probably the first time Annie has ever seen emotion from her father and just seeing the looks on her face makes my heart sink.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 07, 2015, 09:12:53 AM
I noticed that most creatures that mention Fire Elementals are capable of excessively long lives,  and it didn't dawn on me until now that Anthony never found an answer because the only 4 that can (Annie, Rey, Coyote, Ysengrin) are all tied to the court, and Fire Elementals are rare

And their rarity didn't occur to me because all these old spirits and creatures are so "eh whatever,  some kind of fire elemental i suspect, i met one like 100 centuries ago hur practically yesterday"

This could all be moot Monday of course

And then if he just BOTHERED TO BE OPEN AND HONEST WITH ANNIE SHE'D TELL HIM fudg
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 07, 2015, 11:58:31 AM
(nods)  Agreed.  If he'd simply ask her about it rather than interrogate her.

Or demand a 100 page paper printed in triplicate with 300 references that's due Monday morning.  Geez.

Of course, in my own case... it took me becoming an adult before my father started to open up to me--or me becoming more of an adult later to realize how he'd tried to share things earlier.  "Indiana Carver" has still got some work ahead of him, tho.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on August 07, 2015, 11:51:11 PM
attention anthony carver: TALK TO YOUR CHILD. HAVE AN OPEN, HONEST CONVERSATION WITH HER LIKE A HUMAN BEING.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Chaos on August 08, 2015, 02:21:22 AM
20, he cant be b0vvered t0 a2k the 0ne per20n wh0 might actually kn0w. ykn0w, 2ince hi2 daughter take2 after her m0ther 20 very cl02ely. but nah, 2he2 ju2t a child wh0 kn0w2 n0thing, right?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 08, 2015, 12:32:34 PM
The only excuse he has is that Annie didn't know the transferral process between Surma to her, and when she found out she had an emotional breakdown. So there is a level of emotional stress involved in the scenario that it could be kinder to not put her through emotionally, but it's apparent that he doesn't seem to actually care all that much about that in spite of what he says on the matter.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on August 10, 2015, 11:43:57 AM
Physical tolls. Lost hands. Bleeding from the mouth. FMA anyone?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 10, 2015, 11:52:58 AM
Physical tolls. Lost hands. Bleeding from the mouth. FMA anyone?

No kidding.  :D  Although I think Tom knows to stay away from the words "equivalent exchange".

I see he still has both hands in this frame.  I get the feeling that the "physical toll" is about to come up.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 10, 2015, 03:09:33 PM
Him losing his right hand is probably from this page.

http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1044

When he tried to operate on Annie.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 12, 2015, 08:15:12 PM
oh noooooo

ohhhh nooooo
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 14, 2015, 07:23:15 AM
"I never wanted to involve my daughter in this endeavor that lead directly to giving her etheric surgery, which made her nearly comatose for an undetermined amount of time." Either Anthony is a consummate liar, an inconsistent justification-spouting manipulator, or he was messing around in something he couldn't even begin to understand.

... A testament to Tom's writing, I feel willing to believe all of them.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 14, 2015, 09:17:44 AM
Yeah. What you said.  It's amazing how many possibilities he wove out of this.

I also want to see Anthony's reaction to being punched by Zimmy.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 19, 2015, 07:03:44 AM
"Ha ha" indeed, Carver.

No, but seriously, you need therapy and possibly medication.

Maybe another punch to the face for good measure, I don't know, my parents are the medical professionals not me.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on August 19, 2015, 09:07:45 AM
Is he laughing because he's mad or is he laughing because he doesn't literally give a single thing about his daughter?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 19, 2015, 09:14:06 AM
I'm so angry-curious.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on August 19, 2015, 11:42:24 AM
that flame sticking up in the background of annie's panel looks like a middle finger
it should be
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 19, 2015, 11:54:24 AM
I'm so angry-curious.

This.

Your next words, Tony...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 21, 2015, 09:14:40 AM
Ahah yeah much more appealing to see that up close

I'm still curious dammit Tom and on a weekend too
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 21, 2015, 11:53:06 AM
(pat pat pat)  :D

And isn't that a switch.  Tony's thankful for getting clocked by Zimmy.

EDIT:

"But."  Tom, you just...  XD

Well, at the very least, Tony recognizes that his daughter deserves better.  So... why, then, Tony?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 24, 2015, 11:59:51 AM
This guy needs therapy and medication.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on August 24, 2015, 01:08:06 PM
The art has gotten so, so good. It's phenomenal now.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 24, 2015, 01:34:39 PM
The art has gotten so, so good. It's phenomenal now.
It's like a painting, it's gorgeous.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on August 24, 2015, 10:15:38 PM
I still hate him.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 25, 2015, 11:40:35 PM
I'm kinda wondering how Annie will react. Cause that's so important.

That and Donny. Tell him off ugh
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 26, 2015, 01:03:10 AM
That and Donny. Tell him off ugh
Donny is being the most helpful character of all time right now, he's being quiet and allowing Anthony to spill his guts out for Annie to hear. He's probably just gonna ride it out so Annie can get as much information and insight as possible before closing that door again. Criticizing Anthony would only do so much before getting all this important information. I think Donny is really gauging how much more Annie might be able to learn before he goes in and takes away that opportunity in order to have that important reprimand. Annie, more than any other character, wants answers, and I think Donny is really doing his best to give them to her without obstruction. He'll probably find the right time to put the hammer down.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 26, 2015, 12:17:21 PM
Now that I didn't expect...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 26, 2015, 03:26:09 PM
This week at Gunnerkrigg Court: Everyone's a bag of dicks.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on August 26, 2015, 03:32:48 PM
This week at Gunnerkrigg Court: Everyone's a bag of dicks.
Exactly my thoughts.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on August 26, 2015, 11:12:05 PM
Jesus

I'm wondering what Annie will say to Tony the next time she sees him face-to-face
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 28, 2015, 07:13:12 AM
This guy needs therapy and medication.
This guy needs therapy and medication.
This guy needs therapy and medication.

This is not a healthy, mentally stable individual.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 28, 2015, 12:00:33 PM
This guy needs therapy and medication.
This guy needs therapy and medication.
This guy needs therapy and medication.

This is not a healthy, mentally stable individual.

Emphasis yours, I suppose.  :D

Well, kindly tar and feather me.  I think I'm starting to feel some sympathy for the guy.  Heaven knows how that happened, but this--is--GC.  (cues Water's "Sparta" GIF)

In his defense (again, believe it or not), I don't think I'd be healthy or stable if I'd gone on the journey he's been on.
Jesus

I'm wondering what Annie will say to Tony the next time she sees him face-to-face

Boy oh boy.  Second that.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 28, 2015, 02:37:45 PM
He shouldn't have been so egotistical to go on it in the first place, he shouldn't have abandoned his daughter in order to do so, and he's in no state to properly care for his child. This is a guy who needs to talk this stuff through with more than just a friend and some alcohol.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on August 29, 2015, 09:29:45 AM
Yeah how could you do that to your own daughter, great question.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on August 29, 2015, 09:41:00 AM
At least there is something in there
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 31, 2015, 07:02:24 AM
I love Donny so much it's unbelievable.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 31, 2015, 07:10:46 AM
*chants* Donny DONny DONNY

But yeah finally another adult tells her that. She needs that.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 31, 2015, 11:55:49 AM
*chants* Donny DONny DONNY

But yeah finally another adult tells her that. She needs that.


(nods)  Agreed.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on August 31, 2015, 02:09:50 PM
Donny is the best
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on September 02, 2015, 07:05:48 AM
Can we take a moment to appreciate that, in a sense, that is Surma getting pissed.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on September 02, 2015, 09:29:18 AM
I laughed. I didnt even mean to but Fire Spirit is amazing

Also heck yes
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 04, 2015, 11:56:20 AM
Yeah, I.... don't think anybody's real happy at the end of this one.  :D  Heaven knows what Tom's going to serve up as an in-betweener.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on September 04, 2015, 02:32:52 PM
Heaven knows what Tom's going to serve up as an in-betweener.
Probably Rey in a cupboard reacting.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 09, 2015, 11:55:14 AM
Heaven knows what Tom's going to serve up as an in-betweener.
Probably Rey in a cupboard reacting.

That would be classic.  :D  Hopefully Tom will still uncork it.

"Meetings and Re-Meetings".  Yeah, hi, Coyote.  :D  Wondered where you'd gotten off to.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on September 09, 2015, 10:37:45 PM
this should be interesting, considering Tony has forbidden Annie from doing her forest business. unless this is a flashback chapter
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 11, 2015, 11:55:18 AM
Mean old Ysengrin.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on September 11, 2015, 12:00:21 PM
If the entire chapter is in this adorably cute amazing style, I will be so happy
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on September 12, 2015, 03:27:21 PM
If the entire chapter is in this adorably cute amazing style, I will be so happy

I hope so too, I'm really digging it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 14, 2015, 11:59:44 AM
Yup, here we go.  Coyote's got a bone to pick with the Court, I think. :D

If the entire chapter is in this adorably cute amazing style, I will be so happy

I hope so too, I'm really digging it.

And I don't mind it a bit either.  :D

EDIT: looks like you're getting your wish, Toapz, nade.  :D

For that matter, love Coyote's expressions at the bottom.  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 18, 2015, 11:51:49 AM
I repeat: love Coyote's expressions at the bottom of the page.  :D  I think Tom is enjoying himself.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on September 18, 2015, 12:06:38 PM
YES, KNOCK DOWN ALL THE BUILDiNGS

I can't help but thing we'll see the court under some smokey construction later and everyone's just like "so some coyote god thing lost his cool about this thing and picked up a building, no big deal"
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on September 18, 2015, 07:04:32 PM
@Coyote same
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on September 18, 2015, 09:42:18 PM
Hurrah for this style. But I wouldn't mind the last page being a realistic view of the destruction.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on September 18, 2015, 10:19:04 PM
LOL. good job, Coyote. DESTROY ALL THE THINGS
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on September 19, 2015, 08:24:41 PM
I wonder if this will break the very rough treaty thing that the court and the forest have going and if Annie will need to step in soon

I also wonder what building he destroyed
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 21, 2015, 11:57:23 AM
A month ago, I would have thought it rather choice that the Broken Man is asking about Annie's safety.  Now, well, there it is.

I wonder if all this is Coyote telling the story to Annie in the forest, and we'll switch back to "normal" view when Coyote finishes his story?


I wonder if this will break the very rough treaty thing that the court and the forest have going and if Annie will need to step in soon

I also wonder what building he destroyed

(imagines Court-created sign next to building saying "Building Constructed for Visiting God Destruction Purposes")
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on September 23, 2015, 07:13:47 AM
-reads Coyote's words-

where is the lie
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 23, 2015, 11:58:02 AM
So far I don't sense any lie...

Anthony's "Broken Man' symbol reminds me of an email envelope, the way Tom drew it there, getting "smelled" by Coyote.  (Quite an impressive inhaler, too, I must say.)

Have to wonder how Kat felt about what Coyote said on this particular page, too.  :D

EDIT:  And this one...  :D

One does notice that Coyote does a lot of laughing.  Obvious statement is obvious, I know.  In the same obvious vein, one wonders what the Court's going to do, with Coyote showing such connection to "Firehead Girl".  Annie might need change-of-address forms soon, methinks.

EDIT (again):

Coyote's eyeballs (plural) in the lower right.  Geez louise.  XD

It figures, though, that Coyote can see a little of what Annie's up to.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on September 30, 2015, 11:01:34 AM
Is that Smitty? Like do we all have Smitty to thank for this wonderful turn of events?

If I'm misinterpreting who that is, then ignore me.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on September 30, 2015, 05:25:24 PM
I think we're seeing Annie return to the Court at their medium-checkpoint. So that's probably Smitty and our new Rabbit Friend!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: FIGJAM on September 30, 2015, 11:01:29 PM
I think we're seeing Annie return to the Court at their medium-checkpoint. So that's probably Smitty and our new Rabbit Friend!
stupid
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on September 30, 2015, 11:02:36 PM
You doing okay there, FIGJAM?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: FIGJAM on September 30, 2015, 11:06:56 PM
You doing okay there, FIGJAM?
sometimes
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on October 01, 2015, 12:08:17 AM
I think we're seeing Annie return to the Court at their medium-checkpoint. So that's probably Smitty and our new Rabbit Friend!
Ah! I forgot about the rabbit. you're probably right!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on October 02, 2015, 07:11:44 AM
It's adorable that they still have a bunny mouth in human form. Even the inclusion of pointy ears made of hair-spikes just speaks to the simple and clean character design skill Tom has. You just know immediately.

And Annie seems genuinely happy, which is pretty great.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 02, 2015, 09:08:48 AM
I wonder if in the ether they have little carrot-horns

Also COOL TOY!~
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on October 02, 2015, 12:40:55 PM
Annie is such a sweetheart, its nice to see her like this again.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 05, 2015, 08:49:12 AM
BUT YSENGRIN
she basically just did what.. you.. told her to???

also that soft hand touchy moment between them yes
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on October 05, 2015, 09:00:45 AM
BUT YSENGRIN
she basically just did what.. you.. told her to???
There's a lot of self-mutilation as a theme in this comic I'm just now noticing. Ysengrin wrecks his wolf body to wear a human-like suit of wooden armor as a gift from Coyote and Annie has cut her etheric soul out to keep her emotions in check around her father.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 05, 2015, 11:38:22 AM
Oh yea,  i noticed that with Ysengrin when we saw his "real self"

I adore the parallels between Ysen and Annie right now. Both have a In Charge Guy that is downright abusive towards them and has inadvertently given them Power at the cost of Important Thing (mom/true body). They both Accept Gift/Treatment because they both want or need In Charge Guy in their life.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 05, 2015, 12:06:01 PM
I liked the touch between them, even if it was mainly examination on Ysengrin's part.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on October 07, 2015, 07:07:01 AM
I got the feeling this was more of a sad reaction than a spiteful/disapproving one. Good on you, Ys.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 07, 2015, 11:56:31 AM
Agreed.  Definitely a different tone from Ysengrin.  And good for him.

It's a bother to get conversations like this in one-page chunks.  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 07, 2015, 12:57:02 PM
Annies eyes in that last panel tho
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on October 09, 2015, 07:05:33 AM
Yes. YES Annie! Be angry! More of this!
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I'm now remembering why I stopped reading comments on the website, they make me furious.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 14, 2015, 12:04:40 PM
Oooo.  Ysengrin, I don't think Annie viewed her blinker stone as a crutch.

Hope you brought some sunscreen, say, SPF 5000?

Yes. YES Annie! Be angry! More of this!
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I'm now remembering why I stopped reading comments on the website, they make me furious.

"Do I dare ask, Av?" (he asked without looking.)  What are they saying?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on October 14, 2015, 01:44:34 PM
Instead of being relieved to see Annie finally showing disapproval of her father, or noticing she's using basic events as a crutch instead of addressing what's actually causing her anger at him, they instead thought of the previous page as a way of displaying exactly how how her emotional abuse is really entirely reasonable and her response is overdramatic teenage angst they're glad that Ysengrin is there to 'see through'.

It's disturbing to see how many people, when presented with a scenario documenting manipulation, isolation, abandonment, and all around emotional abuse from an adult who should know better will instead see a young child whining when they've literally used self-mutilation as a method of ensuring they can submit to their abuser.

I can't even tell anymore if people are apathetic, evil, or stupid.

Oooo.  Ysengrin, I don't think Annie viewed her blinker stone as a crutch.

Hope you brought some sunscreen, say, SPF 5000?
I think that's exactly what Ysengrin is hoping for. This very much feels like an emotional trigger to get her angry and bring her flames out.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on October 14, 2015, 02:51:16 PM
Some tough love eep.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 15, 2015, 06:25:35 AM
YSENGRIN IS GIVING ME THE SHIVERS

Sometimes you really just need someone to come along and tell you that you're allowed to be angry, and that your anger is justified, before you allow yourself to feel it...

such real, much tom, wow.

"It is HIS LOSS IF HE DOES NOT SEE WHAT AN INCREDIBLE CREATURE HIS DAUGHTER IS" fsldjkflskdfj
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also about the comment section on site, it seems that people forget that Ysen knew Surma, and has heard stories about Anthony if not had met him before. not to mention has a working friendship with annie and they talk about him

of course he gets it c'mon guys
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on October 15, 2015, 04:54:46 PM
I feel like Tom is going through every alternative father figure in Annie's life, one by one, and showing us how they all work quite differently, and it's honestly genius.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 15, 2015, 07:12:38 PM
I feel like Tom is going through every alternative father figure in Annie's life, one by one, and showing us how they all work quite differently, and it's honestly genius.
Wolfdad is best dad
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on October 16, 2015, 12:34:24 AM
Tomorrow's page is gonna be one hell of a doozy.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on October 16, 2015, 07:03:25 AM
This is such a good comic.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 16, 2015, 09:07:10 AM
So good

That first panel
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 16, 2015, 11:58:50 AM
Oven mitts.

Ysengrin's got spiritual oven mitts on.  Has to.  :D

So much to love on this page.  "If he [Tony] truly does hurt you, I will rend the flesh form his bones on your word."  Love it.  And that expression and statement from the rabbit-boy in the last panel.  Gosh.

So good

That first panel

Second/third/fourth that.  That's something else.

I feel like Tom is going through every alternative father figure in Annie's life, one by one, and showing us how they all work quite differently, and it's honestly genius.
Wolfdad is best dad

Second/third/fourth that, too.

EDIT: "And a little child shall lead them."  Gee.

And that is a very interesting look Andrew gave Ysengrin.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on October 19, 2015, 02:56:49 PM
Damn, Ysengrin.
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Hey. Wow. Another father figure with a disfigured hand. Anthony's to bring Surma's soul back from the dead, Ysengrin's to do much the same for Annie.

Nice parallelism there, Tom.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 19, 2015, 06:27:32 PM
I'm glad she didn't hurt the bunny
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on October 20, 2015, 12:54:04 AM
jeez, I hope his hand will be okay o_o;
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 20, 2015, 06:31:59 PM
(prepares to get shot)

it is made of wood; he could get a transplant.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on October 20, 2015, 07:14:00 PM
(prepares to get shot)

it is made of wood; he could get a transplant.  :D
(http://i.imgur.com/ZS5J9BM.jpg)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on October 21, 2015, 01:12:59 AM
(prepares to get shot)

it is made of wood; he could get a transplant.  :D
go to your room :l
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on October 21, 2015, 09:29:12 AM
I hope it's not permanent!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 21, 2015, 11:56:48 AM
(prepares to get shot)

it is made of wood; he could get a transplant.  :D
(http://i.imgur.com/ZS5J9BM.jpg)

Oh, wow.  XD

(prepares to get shot)

it is made of wood; he could get a transplant.  :D
go to your room :l

(I live for these.  XDD)

I need to apologize; I telegraphed that one at least twice, and that's not my usual style.

I hope it's not permanent!

And amen to that!

Re today's page:  Bunnyboy looks happy to be back home.  That little blue and green sprite doesn't look too happy, tho.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 26, 2015, 11:54:44 AM
"Not good with numbers, but good with patterns."  :D  It fits.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 28, 2015, 10:56:43 AM
Hmmm. I really do hope he can grow his arm back.

Awww, I have Mort feels again.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 28, 2015, 11:50:10 AM
Me too.  It was good to see him.

I hope in the next page Ysengrin smiles slightly, raises his left arm, and simply regrows his arm.

(Heh.  Makes me wonder if he and Groot are related, now.  XD)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on October 28, 2015, 04:43:16 PM
I hope in the next page Ysengrin smiles slightly, raises his left arm, and simply regrows his arm.
I don't know. I think he's keeping it like that as a physical representation for Annie to be consciously aware of. And I also think her talking about almost hurting people was more involved with our rabbit transfer student who almost got singed alive when she was burning Ysengrin. In her mind, Ysengrin deserves to have his arm burnt to a crisp. He can just get a new one by the end of the day. That kid almost got killed, however, and that's sitting with her quite heavily.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 28, 2015, 06:11:13 PM
That's true.   I agree.

Still like to see Y smile and grow.

Although, having Annie make a crack about "getting a transplant" would be priceless.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 30, 2015, 11:20:56 AM
transplant confirmed

Also that Rey face
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 30, 2015, 11:55:01 AM
I think Av will be getting a new avatar for his ID.  :D  And no smiling Ysengrin, but we did get regrowth.  I think that'll do.

I am disappointed, though; that chapter felt shorter than the last one.  That, and we're in the middle of the forest and no Coyote yet.  "Stay tuned", I guess.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on October 30, 2015, 02:21:05 PM
This felt so short. Granted, the last chapter went on for decades, but still. No Coyote in a forest chapter. Tom really is getting economical with his storytelling.

And I can't wait to see a Gunnekrigg prison break. This should be awesome.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on November 03, 2015, 12:06:37 AM
Well, there's our explanation, I suppose.

Coyote was too busy with his photo shoot with Tom to make it into the last chapter.  :D

EDIT:

And I can't wait to see a Gunnekrigg prison break. This should be awesome.

"Chapter 55: The Break Out".  Comments, Av?  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on November 06, 2015, 08:19:46 AM
-SPITS WATER ALL OVER SCREEN-

WHAT

I actually started laughing. Tom.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on November 06, 2015, 09:54:40 AM
That was almost too easy haha!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on November 06, 2015, 12:34:31 PM
Tom is genius
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on November 06, 2015, 12:59:56 PM
And we were complaining about the LAST chapter being short!!  XDDD  Oh, wow.

Brilliant.  Just brilliant.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on November 06, 2015, 02:33:12 PM
Okay i laughed
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on November 07, 2015, 12:02:18 AM
Uhhhh o_o

that's that I guess XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on November 11, 2015, 01:04:03 PM
Apparently the staff were taken short by Tom's short chapter, too.  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on November 12, 2015, 02:06:44 PM
Foreshadowing?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on November 20, 2015, 12:56:00 PM
Myomer!  Logical development.

And Paz is assisting Kat in the lab, now.  Well, hello!  :D

I wonder how Robot feels about being Kat's "Bionic Man", as such.

EDIT: fancy telling a guy who leaps tall buildings in a single bound that he's been given a "weedy" arm designed to grow with development.  XD

And Paz is adorable.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on November 20, 2015, 03:05:47 PM
And Paz is adorable.
So very.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on November 20, 2015, 05:49:38 PM
So interested to see this "grow a robot" theory actually happen. It sounds really, really cool.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on November 23, 2015, 04:58:57 PM
"I'm sorry, Katinha-"

"Katinha"

My d'awws were audible.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on November 30, 2015, 12:05:50 PM
"I'm sorry, Katinha-"

"Katinha"

My d'awws were audible.

The adorableness continues.  :D  For both of them.  And at the end where Tom says "Don't mind me.  Just standing here."  I thought he was talking about himself, but now I think he was speaking for Robot.

This is sort of by-the-by, but I wonder how Kat plans for Robot's muscles to grow.  I wonder if Robot would have to ingest "muscle" the way humans ingest protein.  Energy-to-matter conversion seems a bit... much.  :D  But then again, this is Kat we're talking about.

EDIT: Well.  That's one whale of a description.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 02, 2015, 04:00:00 PM
Uh, I think Robot experiences life much more intensely than I do.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 03, 2015, 06:39:27 PM
Uh, I think Robot experiences life much more intensely than I do.

(nods)  That "Oh." of his wasn't something I expected from a mechanism.  Even without his visual description, that one word from him really did speak volumes to me.  No pun for once.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 07, 2015, 08:02:10 AM
You know what, Tom? That's brilliant. That would absolutely happen. Immediately.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 07, 2015, 06:44:25 PM
Oh, sure you broke your finger, Robot.  Sure you did.  XDD

Hm, this is by the by, but I think Robot and Data from Star Trek: the Next Generation would have a lot to talk about.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 07, 2015, 08:03:17 PM
Oh, sure you broke your finger, Robot.  Sure you did.  XDD
No, that's amazing. He's never had real muscles before. He has no idea how much pressure is too much, he probably doesn't even know varient pressure is something humans have. We have several psychological mechanisms that keep us from tearing our muscles and breaking our own bones; he doesn't have any of those yet. He's like a human bursting with adrenaline, all of his inhibitors aren't even active because they aren't even there. That's such a smart detail.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 08, 2015, 07:04:10 PM
I guess I was looking at that a different way.  I didn't really think about Robot's ability/capacity to break his own bones, though that makes sense.  He literally doesn't know his own strength, especially since that strength can increase.

What I was thinking of was Robot being a peeping Tom (doubly appropriate.  XD) and him thinking to himself, "Aw, shucky-darns, if I break a bone, I'll just have to go back to the lab", kinda like how other people just happen to show up at similar awkward moments with similar excuses.  Robot being Robot, tho, I doubt that was really what was on his mind.  But I couldn't resist.   XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 09, 2015, 08:04:43 AM
It's hella unappreciative but I wouldn't care: if I were Robot, I'd ask to get my old arm back immediately.

The more I think on it, it seems like there's no actual benefit to this, it's just Kat's own side project that Robot can be a guinea pig for.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 09, 2015, 12:00:58 PM
Still, though: organic-style bones as well as technorganic muscles.  I'll be darned.  :D

I wonder if Kat is thinking the human/machine route, or is just experimenting.  Probably the latter.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 09, 2015, 06:59:18 PM
I'm pretty sure it's to tie into how the court grew from the Bismuth Seed. Like I cant really figure out why else.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 14, 2015, 07:18:24 PM
Oh, that four-letter word.  And he was so quiet about it.  At least out loud, anyway.

And that ode to muscular existence on the previous page... that was something.

I'm pretty sure it's to tie into how the court grew from the Bismuth Seed. Like I cant really figure out why else.

How so, Topaz?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 14, 2015, 08:53:04 PM
Like there is literally no practical reason to make a robot feel pain, like Av said, but... growing industrial things is kindof a thing in this comic. I truly believe that Kat practicing making robots grow could lead her to making another Bismuth Seed and growing something similar to the Court. That's the only reason I can think of why Tom is leading us through this "grow a robot" thing.

Not to mention it could just blur the morality line between naturally born creatures and man-made robots, making the whole Court vs Forest situation significantly more difficult than before.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 17, 2015, 07:30:57 PM
Not to mention it could just blur the morality line between naturally born creatures and man-made robots, making the whole Court vs Forest situation significantly more difficult than before.

I see that completely.  That's right up Tom's alley.  Plus, with Kat being "The Angel" to the robotfolk and Robot all but evangelizing on her behalf... (shrugs) I'm not sure where I'm going with that, other than it being very interesting.

Kat growing another Bismuth Seed... well, heck, even discovering how, maybe even discovering how the first one came to be.  I like the idea.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 18, 2015, 05:30:17 PM
Oh I see. A desire to create.

Robot is generally pretty creepy now.
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also i love how the individual panel box outlines became red and stayed that way

such a spooky Robot
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 23, 2015, 08:39:32 AM
[Last three panels]

Be still my heart.

Even when Robot is being creepy as hell, he and Shadow are still adorable.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 23, 2015, 12:58:43 PM
Uh-oh.  :D  Robot's "Oh!" just spoke volumes again...

Oh I see. A desire to create.

Robot is generally pretty creepy now.
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also i love how the individual panel box outlines became red and stayed that way

such a spooky Robot

For the holidays, do you think, Topaz, or something else?  The red borders, I mean.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 23, 2015, 05:03:33 PM
Red because Robot is feeling things,  mostly pain, and being creepy about it. Not a good thing.

Although now Shadow. I wonder what other feelings he will try to describe soon!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 23, 2015, 07:27:23 PM
(nods)  That's what I'm thinking, re Robot expressing about Shadow.  That second "Oh!" of Robot's... this is going to be wonderful to see.  Tom's got us in for another treat.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 25, 2015, 08:23:16 AM
Shadow keeps Robot from thinking like a maniacal cult-leader.

This is excellent and heartwarming news.

Merry Christmas.
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I ship the hell out of these dorks.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 28, 2015, 09:49:05 AM
oh my gosh it's TOO MUCH

OH MY GOSH

Why do I ship a Robot and a Shadow, what are you doing to me, Tom
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on December 28, 2015, 12:54:01 PM
Very cute!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 28, 2015, 12:56:31 PM
Well, heavens to mergatroid, I've now seen a Robot blush.  :D  That's wonderful.

oh my gosh it's TOO MUCH

OH MY GOSH

Why do I ship a Robot and a Shadow, what are you doing to me, Tom

That seems perfectly natural to me.  Of course, full disclosure, I shipped a Gargoyle and a human detective once upon a time.  :D  Still do.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on December 28, 2015, 06:30:32 PM
The fact that Tom drew blushmarks under each of Robot's vertical eyes is amazing and hilarious to me.
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These gay dorks, I love them.

Now get a room.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on December 30, 2015, 08:11:57 PM
aaaaahhhhh they are so cute! <3
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 01, 2016, 08:27:08 AM
RED ALERT: Someone is stalking the lovenerds! This is not a drill!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 11, 2016, 07:29:57 PM
Tea is precious.  :D  Just pokes herself into the scene and gives the reference.  Geez.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 18, 2016, 08:21:04 AM
This chapter is a present, gift-wrapped just for me.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 20, 2016, 12:49:39 PM
This chapter is a present, gift-wrapped just for me.

Something tells me Av would say the same thing about today's page as well.

Look out, Anthony.  XDD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 20, 2016, 05:45:04 PM
That poor ball didn't stand a chance!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 22, 2016, 08:02:45 AM
Tom's author note is my response to this page.

It's kinda freaky how well this syncs up for me.
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This page is making me feel things.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 27, 2016, 12:55:32 PM
Now, there's a worthwhile quote.  "Strength without control is often a dangerous thing."
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 29, 2016, 08:02:09 AM
Kill me.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 29, 2016, 07:36:44 PM
Are they slayin' ya, Av?  Knockin' ya dead?  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 29, 2016, 08:09:02 PM
I am emotionally compromised.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 29, 2016, 08:21:28 PM
my babies ;;

I am emotionally compromised.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 05, 2016, 12:53:26 PM
Paz and Rey.  Oh gosh.  :D  Beautiful.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 05, 2016, 03:26:41 PM
FRIENDSHIP!

What a delight.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 08, 2016, 08:14:13 AM
That last panel of Rey has made what remains of my 14 year old weirdo-shipper heart soar.

Renard, through whatever means necessary, Winsbury must be stopped.
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On a more serious note, this is actually... really creepy?

Annie is going through an incredibly stressful emotional time in her life and the plan is to take her out to have fun, then completely change gears, put her on the spot, and propose a romantic relationship? Why would anyone think this was a good idea?

Even as teenagers, this feels like a really rushed and awkward thing to do. They've barely interacted. The last time she saw him he was still crushing on/possibly involved with Janet. Did literally anybody think this through for longer than two seconds?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on February 08, 2016, 11:08:28 AM
HAHAHAAH WHAT WINSBURY

This isn't going to end well....
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 08, 2016, 05:17:03 PM
I'm actually pretty sure Kat is joking to get a reaction out of Rey, which still isn't nice, buuut... idk. Also positive Winsbury and Janet are still a thing, after that whole story time where they talked about cars and horses and LOVE and stuff.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 10, 2016, 12:59:42 PM
I'm actually pretty sure Kat is joking to get a reaction out of Rey, which still isn't nice, buuut... idk. Also positive Winsbury and Janet are still a thing, after that whole story time where they talked about cars and horses and LOVE and stuff.

That's what I was thinking.  "Last time on Gunnerkrigg Court", it seemed like Winsbury and Janet couldn't get enough of each other.  They're even side by side on the previous page.

Still, poor Winsbury to be on the receiving end of Rey's broadside.  XD  And that reaction of Rey's, oh my gosh.

ADDENDUM: is it me, or does it look like Winsbury's gone super Saiyan with that hairdo?

Further addendum:  Rey and Paz.  :3

Rey and Winsbury.  XDDD  Oh my gosh.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 12, 2016, 08:04:21 AM
(click to show/hide)Or... maybe I was wrong...?

That Janet face in the last panel.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 12, 2016, 11:17:49 PM
Janet and Rey are about to become best friends.
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-stares at Annie and Rey-

These awkward dorks give me life.
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yeah nope this is not a drill Kat thinks this is a good idea all aboard the shame train choochoo

This can't end well.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on February 24, 2016, 10:12:35 AM
This isn't going to end well....
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 24, 2016, 12:55:18 PM
Good grief, they're all in on it.  Oh, this is going to be a mess.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on February 24, 2016, 09:24:59 PM
I hate matchmaking, especially when there's absolutely no indication it's completely mutual. Even in fiction, yegh.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 25, 2016, 03:17:41 AM
part of me is all
what if Tom is setting it up for Winsbury to be aware that this isn't the time to ask such a question

but most of me is like
no stop
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 25, 2016, 06:47:04 PM
I'm feeling Winsbury himself is like "No stop" too.  I'm also thinking Annie might ask him the same questions I am, starting with "Why?"  I have no idea where Tom is going with this.

Pretty usual feeling, really.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on February 25, 2016, 10:22:27 PM
Yeah I'm not really okay with any of this. :l Why, Tom, why??

I have a feeling Annie will just give him a blank stare and be like "...what?"
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 26, 2016, 08:29:51 AM
This is just awkward and dorky enough to be tolerable.

If this page isn't a setup for a harsh twist, I think I'll be able to forgive Winsbury for this. He seems genuinely nervous, surprisingly sincere, and not so sure of how to handle himself, so I can't really fault him for not thinking through the bad timing. Not so sure what I'll think about everyone else though... Especially Kat, who should've known better and told him this was a bad idea, instead of getting excited and pushing him.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 26, 2016, 08:59:44 AM
Yeah. He's just a doofy teen feeling things, I don't think he really understands what's going on either; and that's not a bad thing, it's a bit over your average characters head.

I hope Tom knows what he's doing.
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thereee we go
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: ThePaintedLady on March 02, 2016, 09:23:11 AM
Dammit, Janet! I love you!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on March 02, 2016, 11:07:38 AM
Oh thank god!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 03, 2016, 07:21:10 PM
(still waiting for the explanation as to how the HECK this got this far in the first place)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on March 03, 2016, 09:16:19 PM
Yeah. I feel like there's loads of ulterior motives for the entire group for orchestrating this because Winsbury doesn't seem comfortable with it at all.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 04, 2016, 12:52:37 PM
(still waiting for the explanation as to how the HECK this got this far in the first place)

Good grief.  XD  And a double dip besides.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 04, 2016, 06:24:10 PM
These two are hilariously dramatic.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on March 04, 2016, 07:26:48 PM
What....just happened? XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 07, 2016, 08:52:12 AM
Their dramatics go far beyond what i could have imagined, omg.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 07, 2016, 12:48:38 PM
...and somehow it didn't occur to me that the rest of the (GC) world doesn't know about Janet and Winsbury.  Oh, geez.  XD

So if Annie's the only one who knows about Jansbury, then how do they get out of this?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on March 07, 2016, 04:20:56 PM
"it was three hours long" GOOD LORD. XDX;
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 09, 2016, 08:01:35 AM
These two are a mess.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 09, 2016, 07:19:28 PM
How very teenager of them.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 09, 2016, 07:28:59 PM
Well, I suppose that works for an explanation.

Good grief.  XD

Watch this.  The next end-of-chapter "extra" page will announce Tom's "doing" a Jansbury spinoff.  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on March 09, 2016, 10:33:21 PM
I want the height of my love life to be a three hour long two person play about being married too.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 14, 2016, 11:57:59 AM
"I guess I'm not" angry, Annie says.  Good grief.  :D

I have a feeling she may share this with Rey, though.  To spare poor Winsbury another psychic broadside.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 21, 2016, 07:29:21 AM
The best possible Rey face had arrived!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 21, 2016, 07:45:29 AM
Rey and Coyote are cousins, truly confirmed. That's the most 'Coyote' face I've ever seen in the comic, it's a sight to behold.

Also, Tom's shading and linework for Rey in the bottom-left corner, the fur in particular, is incredible and gorgeous.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 21, 2016, 06:17:49 PM
We have Rey thanking God in this one.  Please note the date and time.  XDD

And Av, looks like you have another photo op there, if you're interested.  XD

And yeah, that's definitely a Coyote-kin mouth if ever I've seen one.  XD  That, or Rey-does-Jaws.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 23, 2016, 07:18:14 AM
Rey is the most trusting person in the world, he's so eager to be back under her control just to prove that she wasn't at fault.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 30, 2016, 11:58:40 AM
"Although I just now realise I tried to set you up with Winsbury..."

Well, better late than never, I suppose, Kat.  XD  Beautiful shot of Paz, too.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on March 31, 2016, 07:18:25 PM
Although I just now realise I HAVE MADE A HUGE MISTAKE
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 01, 2016, 11:56:41 AM
"And no more playing Cupid."  "Ha!"  Yeah, no kidding.  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 02, 2016, 04:32:58 AM
oh man (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=437) i love parallels (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1652)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 02, 2016, 07:57:19 AM
oh man (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=437) i love parallels (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1652)
This comic is so good.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on April 02, 2016, 09:50:08 PM
oh man (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=437) i love parallels (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1652)
excellent
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 04, 2016, 06:33:55 PM
oh man (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=437) i love parallels (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1652)
excellent

Nice.  :D

Re today's panel, hope Annie doesn't set the door on fire...

And re today's panel, good for you, Annie.  :D  Good for you.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 06, 2016, 06:28:33 PM
oh...
oh gosh

that last one, i have never related to a comic panel more in my life
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on April 07, 2016, 01:44:35 PM
They grow up so fast. -weeps-
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on April 07, 2016, 10:44:34 PM
I like how the guy AND the girl are blushing XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 08, 2016, 12:04:21 PM
No kidding.  XD

And re today, "reasonable Gunnerkrigg Court Reader".  XD  Geez.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 08, 2016, 05:19:17 PM
And one again the world realized that Tom is a GIFT
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on April 11, 2016, 07:01:42 AM
Oh no, Rey's falling hard for the pixels.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 19, 2016, 05:35:44 AM
did you guys read Traveller (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/extracomics/comic.php?c=Traveller)?
I had so many feels, Paz is such a cute character
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 19, 2016, 06:14:19 PM
I need to.  I saw the note it was now available to read on the site.

Re yesterday's page: I wonder what constitutes a really big day for Coyote?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 22, 2016, 07:21:25 AM
Oh my. The court is so... the court. :/
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 22, 2016, 11:49:29 AM
Gee.  You'd think the Court is a villain or something.  :|

(Way to go, Court.  Good grief.)

(Wouldn't mind if Coyote shows up just before they reach the "decontaminators", either.)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on April 23, 2016, 12:32:58 AM
How rude. :l
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 25, 2016, 11:52:33 AM
Good grief.  Again.

Now, what was that decontamination warning code from Monsters, Inc.?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 25, 2016, 05:33:49 PM
I was thinking this was going to be way worse so...

Rude indeed, tho

Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on April 25, 2016, 11:26:25 PM
Now, what was that decontamination warning code from Monsters, Inc.?
(https://m.popkey.co/9b816a/Ej8ym_s-200x150.gif)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 27, 2016, 06:17:49 PM
At first I thought she was going to be humanized, but I guess she's just visiting.

I'm kinda surprised the court let her, though, but it may truly be up to Smitty as the medium. Hm.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 06, 2016, 11:54:43 AM
Now, what was that decontamination warning code from Monsters, Inc.?
(https://m.popkey.co/9b816a/Ej8ym_s-200x150.gif)
Yeah.  That.  XD  The appearance of those Court people in hazmat suits sparked that thought.

And re today, I'd call the Court many things, but never crummy.

At first I thought she was going to be humanized, but I guess she's just visiting.

I'm kinda surprised the court let her, though, but it may truly be up to Smitty as the medium. Hm.

Yeah, that's what I thought, too.  I thought she was going to join Red & Co.

ADDENDUM: again with the finger pistols.  Mort & Kat would approve.  :D

ANOTHER ADDENDUM: Yeah, I wondered how much was going on in the Forest People's world as opposed to ours.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 06, 2016, 04:55:10 PM
I've never seen Smitty look so confused.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 09, 2016, 11:44:22 AM
That is awful gracious of Smitty, re today's page.  "You should go ahead and join them."  I really like that guy.

And I made the assumption that Annie was already seeing the party.  Ah, well.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 10, 2016, 06:01:57 AM
I wonder if her connection is so weak that she won't be able to interact with them as much. Which would be sad, because they're some of my favorite characters...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 13, 2016, 11:54:47 AM
I wonder if her connection is so weak that she won't be able to interact with them as much. Which would be sad, because they're some of my favorite characters...

From Ms. Bugsy's reaction, I think she was thinking the same thing.

But she made it.  :D  And gosh... <Snuffle> looks interesting.

ADDENDUM: Gosh, I wish Smitty could share in this.  And I wonder if there's any significance to the rainbow strands around his hand.

That, or he's just yawning into the lights fantastic.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 13, 2016, 04:53:49 PM
I think the strings are his power? Like he obviously doesn't know if he's in tune with the ether like Annie is, but he is in little bits. Like a bunch of "red strings of fate" that help him do what needs to be done?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Blue Flame on May 13, 2016, 11:49:24 PM
I think the strings are his power? Like he obviously doesn't know if he's in tune with the ether like Annie is, but he is in little bits. Like a bunch of "red strings of fate" that help him do what needs to be done?
Thissss is what I first thought upon seeing today's comic.

Tom has a funny way of making me want to know things I didn't even know I wanted to know. Like how Smitty's powers are connected to the ether. Never would have pondered it before, but now I am very curious.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 16, 2016, 09:08:29 AM
So many questions! Does this mean it's not just ether related? Maybe it's something entirely unheard of! But why can Annie see it?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 20, 2016, 11:51:41 AM
I think the strings are his power? Like he obviously doesn't know if he's in tune with the ether like Annie is, but he is in little bits. Like a bunch of "red strings of fate" that help him do what needs to be done?
Thissss is what I first thought upon seeing today's comic.

Tom has a funny way of making me want to know things I didn't even know I wanted to know. Like how Smitty's powers are connected to the ether. Never would have pondered it before, but now I am very curious.

So many questions! Does this mean it's not just ether related? Maybe it's something entirely unheard of! But why can Annie see it?

These.  And love the defrag Tetris.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 20, 2016, 01:50:51 PM
Is the court... using them? Like could they be doing what they're doing for no benefit of their own, doing fancy computer stuff because the court needs it done. It's like outsourcing/data entry, almost.

Like they seem fairly happy about it, seeing as they "don't need their brains to learn this junk" and they can interact happily in the ether while doing the job, but it's... kinda shifty.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 20, 2016, 06:28:16 PM
The Court being the Court, I could see some members of it wanting to make use of every available "resource", human and not.  Sounds right in character to me.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 20, 2016, 09:52:56 PM
Well, yes, it is in character for the court to do it,  but that doesn't make it less gross.

What they're defraging/keying/coding has potential to be used for unethical purposes, even ones that might directly affect the forest beings, and them not knowing... It bothers me, but as usual,  im so curious
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on May 23, 2016, 07:27:36 AM
This is... disturbing.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 23, 2016, 11:55:30 AM
The Court rewards them with their own clothes, among other things.  I wonder what Dobby would have to say about that.  Or Hermione, for that matter.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on May 23, 2016, 10:05:47 PM
Well,  i certainly don't think it's as bad bejng a house elf, as at some point a job, names and clothes are a guarantee.

Since Red got a name, does she have a job now?

I just want to know what they're working on.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on May 25, 2016, 09:25:25 AM
I love how you guys immediately made the house elf link too.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 01, 2016, 03:54:10 PM
Shout out to Tom for answering all of my questions but one.

what are they working on

the world may never know
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 01, 2016, 10:05:52 PM
Funny thing is, I do feel a bit "ethereal" when parts of my job are so rote that I can think about other things while I do them.  Vacation plans, what I'll do for lunch Friday... and all without managing to schedule things for June 32nd.  XD  Not quite "doing whatever I want" in the ether, but there it is.

I wonder if Red is still with them?

I also like how Tom drew Smitty in panel 3 with no expression and no lines; makes for an automatic blur of sorts.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 02, 2016, 04:31:57 AM
My mind wanders at work too. Like, I connect to these faeries on a deep level. We have basically the same job and is in fact so incredibly non-stimulating that i can do whatever the hell i want in my head. yes.

I've been wondering about Red, too. Like... since she got her name early is she working? Is she doomed? Who knows.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 06, 2016, 10:13:13 PM
(braces to get clobbered)

Is it me, or do Parley and Eglamore look like they just stepped out of an anime?

Is Red doomed?  Hmm...  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 06, 2016, 11:05:18 PM
Tom's art is so good, man.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 07, 2016, 04:20:25 AM
Tom's art is so good, man.
yessssss

They do look like they walked out of an anime, lol

I wonder what they were doing?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 08, 2016, 07:01:59 AM
I love everything about this page.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 08, 2016, 07:51:09 AM
This makes way more sense.

SUPER STRONG PARLEY
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 08, 2016, 10:10:39 PM
No kidding!  I think Parley may have to reinflate Smitty!  XD  Wow!

And, "(nod)".  Love it.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 09, 2016, 12:19:19 AM
Also "Georgie" is an adorable nickname,  I love that he's trying different ones like "Pearl" hehe
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 13, 2016, 07:17:11 AM
This ship just keeps getting better and better.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 15, 2016, 06:18:52 PM

If Tom comes out with another spinoff book involving what Parley's been up to the past three months with Parley as narrator and Smitty as audience, 1) I wouldn't be surprised, and 2) it would go over very well.  Man oh man.  :D

ADDENDUM: I wondered if Parley would be able to jump tall buildings in a single bound the way Eglamore can.  :D  I'm also wondering what Annie will have to say about the gold circle at Parley's feet.  I didn't know that kind of thing was in Eglamore's bailiwick.

Of course, I bet Parley will be offering her own explanation, too.  (waits for)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 19, 2016, 02:26:33 PM
Cool weird magic stuff! I hope Parley doesn't get in trouble. I also hope the building doesn't fall over :l

On another note, I read a bunch of other webcomics and nothing makes me happier than knowing that Tom has a backlog of comics so he never misses an update. A lot of other comics miss a lot of them, and Tom is just so...... professional about it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 22, 2016, 07:02:15 AM
Eglamore and I are in total agreement.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 22, 2016, 12:06:26 PM
"Prune juice.  A warrior's drink."  Love it.  :D  Worf definitely would approve.

On another note, I read a bunch of other webcomics and nothing makes me happier than knowing that Tom has a backlog of comics so he never misses an update. A lot of other comics miss a lot of them, and Tom is just so...... professional about it.

Second this.  You're left hanging waiting for each page to come out, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, but you know that the next page will come.  Far better than a screeching halt.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 22, 2016, 05:34:08 PM
it's none of my busTELL ME EVERYTHING

Oh Annie, you are a delight
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TOM IS A GENIUS
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 24, 2016, 07:11:35 AM
It's like Tom just censored comments from a couple months ago, lmao.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 24, 2016, 07:42:01 AM
It's like Tom just censored comments from a couple months ago, lmao.
Lol yeah I wouldn't doubt it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 24, 2016, 11:55:51 AM
It's like Tom just censored comments from a couple months ago, lmao.
Lol yeah I wouldn't doubt it.
Love the redacted censoring.  XD

(Kinda think Parley=newvampire!Bella, too.  XD) (shot)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 25, 2016, 12:25:52 AM
Also i super appreciate Tom for showing us the difference between Donny and Eglamore in terms of being old school friends with Tony.

Like both of them think Tony is a jerk,but Eglamore is so. .. vocal.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 08, 2016, 06:28:31 PM
But redacted.  :D

Love the Monsters, Inc. hazmat guy waving that "We're Number 1!" foamhand on his finger.  XD

Re today's (7/8): Jeanne?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 13, 2016, 05:41:54 PM
YEAHHH. I love Jeanne
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on July 15, 2016, 01:31:46 AM
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG
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I say this not only in excitement but pure fear also. That one panel of angry Jeanne haunted my dreams for a few days. :|
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on July 15, 2016, 02:56:05 AM
Finally a Jeanne chapter, awwww yeaaahhhhh

(http://i41.tinypic.com/207lxyx.jpg)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 18, 2016, 06:39:09 PM
Water, I haven't seen that GIF of yours in several years.  :D

Given the topsy-turviness of time in Gunnerkrigg Court, I still have to say I'm surprised to see what looks like 1800s garb in Jeanne's time period.  Somehow I thought she and her story were far older.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 20, 2016, 07:02:51 AM
I am loving this watercolor style wow
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on July 22, 2016, 11:08:25 AM
Whuwhuwhat?

(Also I second the watercolor style, it's beautiful)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 22, 2016, 11:55:40 AM
Now, what is Parley doing here?  Wow.

(And I third it.  This watercolor style is airy, dream-filled... just excellent.)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 22, 2016, 03:00:13 PM
I am really confused.

Perhaps this is what Jeanne meant in about Parley having a Coward Heart? Perhaps she mistook her for a friend in the past.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 22, 2016, 06:27:28 PM
That makes sense, but... I may be wrong, and I probably am, but Parley's hairstyle here makes me feel like this is a dream of Parley's.  And yet Jeanne clearly recognizes her as a friend.

Guess we'll just have to wait for the next page, when all will be made clear.  Or made even more muddy, heaven knows.  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 22, 2016, 06:42:19 PM
Perhaps Jeanne is the one dreaming.
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Theory: Perhaps Parley blipped herself into Jeanne's memory or something.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on July 24, 2016, 02:35:24 AM
That would be sooo cool. Or maybe blip time travel?

Although my first thought would just be an ancestor.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 25, 2016, 06:00:40 PM
Knew it was too much of a coincidence to be an ancestor.

This is still so weird tho.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 27, 2016, 11:51:19 AM
I'm enjoying the weirdness, though.  :D  It'll be very interesting to see how this plugs into things, or rather who plugs into what in this montage.  And who's dreaming the dream, too, like you said.

ADDENDUM: Uh-oh... Red and Blue are forming Jeanne's reality...  :D  Wow.

That explains the period costume, certainly.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 27, 2016, 04:29:09 PM
More reason why Annie is such a good medium, she just brings everyone together :l

I'm still wondering how them defeating Jeanne will affect the Court and Forest
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on July 27, 2016, 07:22:18 PM
I have no idea what the plan is BUT I AM LOVING IT.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 29, 2016, 11:53:31 AM
No faces.  XD  And there's a horribly appropriate line from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? that comes to mind here, but I'll keep it right where it is.

There's a part of me that wonders if Jeanne knows darn well what's going on right now.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on July 29, 2016, 12:14:40 PM
If she doesn't already, she's gonna find out. Jeanne's too great an adversary for everything to go swell.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 01, 2016, 03:25:20 PM
I ship it.

And she better name her Blue.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 03, 2016, 11:52:06 AM
If she doesn't already, she's gonna find out. Jeanne's too great an adversary for everything to go swell.

What I could see happening is Jeanne smiling and saying, "This is all very amusing."  Then suddenly, spirit!Jeanne-face: "But it is time to end this."  Then out comes her sword, and it's game on.

Speaking of which, I have to wonder what ol' Rey thinks of all this.  If he knows at all.

And yes.  Blue.  :D

Oh-hhhhhh, my gosh.  Point.  Blank.  Range.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 03, 2016, 03:42:02 PM
Oh wow, the are just right there aren't they. How dangerous DDDD:

Kat's expression is how i feel omg
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 03, 2016, 05:46:00 PM
Any idea what Kat has in her lap?

And what a curious arrangement, too--everyone's on shore except for Annie and Kat, who are in a boat.

(sigh)  Long wait til Friday.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 03, 2016, 05:48:59 PM
Any idea what Kat has in her lap?
It looks like a typewriter.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 03, 2016, 05:50:23 PM
(nods)  I enlarged the image and I saw that, but... a typewriter in a rubber boat.   And this being Gunnerkrigg, I thought "A typewriter??"
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 03, 2016, 05:51:21 PM
Kinda, but it also looks like some kind of recording device to me?

Or a first aid kit. :l
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on August 03, 2016, 10:26:50 PM
Dear god, Parley. Move a couple of steps back, will ya?!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on August 03, 2016, 10:29:20 PM
How did they all get down there without getting beheaded in the process o_o
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 08, 2016, 11:53:10 AM
I'm wondering how much crossover we'll get from Steven Universe after tonight's episode featuring Bismuth.  :D

And here comes the explanation for the "typewriter".  This'll be interesting.

How did they all get down there without getting beheaded in the process o_o

I guess they kept their heads.  XD

Addendum: And to think I saw Ghostbusters this past weekend.  Now this.  :D  It fits.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 08, 2016, 03:37:30 PM
I wonder what Smitty is going to be doing.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 08, 2016, 06:26:52 PM
Praying sounds good--but come to think of it, Smitty would be needed to make sure the odds are ever in their favor, so to speak.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 17, 2016, 07:30:28 AM
is it legal to marry another person's art?
because i would marry Tom's
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 17, 2016, 11:52:28 AM
(sigh)  Tom.

Beautiful art, tantalizing us with wondering just what Annie has seen.  Gosh.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 19, 2016, 07:04:57 AM
So on one hand I was totally prepared, and very much expecting, to see Jeanne's her lover's skeleton.
But on the other hand AHHHH!!! that was one h*** of a shot!!! D:

It feels like this would be a halloween episode if it were a show, you know? Like that's the feel

I'm sorry, Topaz--gotta watch the swearing.  (And yes it was.  :D)  --Wulf
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 19, 2016, 07:07:32 AM
Daaaaamn.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 19, 2016, 07:16:00 AM
WAIT AHH
that's not Jeanne's skeleton, that's her lover's (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=776) (I quickly went through Coward Heart again to recap some things)

...

is his spirit down there too?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 19, 2016, 06:35:13 PM
I have to wonder.  That'd only make sense if his spirit is still around, because Jeanne's certainly is.  I could see that device pinning them both in place.

Gosh, what a picture.  Brutal.  Brutally beautiful.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on August 20, 2016, 01:40:09 AM
my first thought was "OH MY GOD ANNIE DON'T TOUCH IT DX"
but
she's gonna have to touch it D:

I just hope it doesn't zap her though the ether or something
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 22, 2016, 11:54:27 AM
Jeanne senses a disturbance in the Force.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on August 24, 2016, 07:01:06 AM
What.

A.

Page.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 24, 2016, 07:45:24 AM
Nice and nightmare fuel.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 24, 2016, 11:49:26 AM
Whoa.  Wow.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 26, 2016, 02:51:12 PM
Geeze...

Our heroes are in trouble...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on August 26, 2016, 06:56:04 PM
I get the feeling that trying to explain things wouldn't help much, either.

I also don't know how much this would help, but I wonder if any of them have Coyote's tooth?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on August 27, 2016, 04:31:11 AM
I don't think they'd feel comfortable using the tooth after what it did to Shadow?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 02, 2016, 06:34:16 PM
Yeah, I could understand that, but I guess this is a given-who-they're-facing-they-should-have-all-options-available kind of situation--but then I guess I'm letting Sokka intrude into this fandom by saying that.  :D

And re today's: I have to wonder if Steadman & Co. put traps on that arrow, ether-related and otherwise.  Just pulling that thing out can't be as easy as pulling out a splinter--as such.

Why, hello, Robot.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on September 07, 2016, 01:50:38 PM
Oh WOW.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 12, 2016, 06:27:25 PM
Ohhh, boy.

Of course, I'd imagine he only sees someone from the Court, so this makes sense.  He doesn't know why she's here.

And then she turns into the Human Torch.  :D  Fine place to start a conversation, there.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on September 12, 2016, 07:03:19 PM
Annie has really learned how to control that.

Maybe now that he's seen her as the fire elemental she is, he'll be less... threatening?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 19, 2016, 11:50:04 AM
Ysengrin's former army certainly was.  :D

Unfortunately it looks like she's headed for the surface, tho.  I think.

And at warp speed.  Good grief.

Why, hello, Percy Jackson.  Or is that Daedalus?  :D

Hmm... from the color of that thing and Kat's expression, she has either recreated the device on Steadman's arrow or a countermeasure.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on September 19, 2016, 01:03:27 PM
I'm betting on recreating
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 21, 2016, 06:16:33 PM
(nods)

Going back to Monday's page, I really liked that sun-and-moon way of showing time progression.  That was nice.

And re today, I wonder if Smitty's able to assist Robot.  Not to mention, gosh--this is now in the physical realm, not just etherial.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on September 21, 2016, 11:43:44 PM
I just assumed, actually, that everything was going as well as it was because Smitty is there. The only reason Blue's power didn't get found out, the only reason Jeanne is still partially in it, why Parley could convince her she's her friend.. all cause of Andrew.

Which may explain why Annie isn't having much luck, maybe she's like... too far away.
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Robot has a really bad habit of getting cut in half.
ALSO: OW because he can feel pain right
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 11, 2016, 06:32:23 PM
Ooooooo, and here comes Jeanne!  Look out, Blue and Red!!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on October 12, 2016, 07:03:44 AM
No.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 12, 2016, 11:59:32 AM
(sigh)

Boy, Tom does know how to draw out a moment, doesn't he?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 12, 2016, 03:44:40 PM
Did... Did Blue just get killed?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 12, 2016, 06:30:13 PM
Oh, gosh.  Don't ask me how, but somehow I thought that was a near-miss with Jeanne's sword, rather than... oh, gosh.

ADDENDUM: Whew!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 14, 2016, 07:54:43 PM
Thank you thank you thank you

But they're not out of danger just yet DDDD:
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 17, 2016, 06:20:02 PM
(bobblenods)

I have an odd feeling that that sword of hers can cut those strands of fate.

I am glad she didn't continue her attack on Blue and Red, at least.

I also wonder if (dumb statement follows) she's able to sense Annie trying to figure out her beau's arrow.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 17, 2016, 08:04:51 PM
I have an odd feeling that that sword of hers can cut those strands of fate.
This was literally my immediate thought. Please no, his power is so cool.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 19, 2016, 06:28:45 PM
(sigh)  Well, there that goes.

Something tells me that Tom is going to switch back to Annie or Kat.  :D  I'm wondering what Kat's ace in the hole is, too.  And whether or not Smitty will move up to join Parley.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on October 24, 2016, 10:54:05 AM
So that's the end of that chapter/book.

Thanks, Tom, for the cliffhanger.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on October 24, 2016, 11:44:30 AM
End of chapter??  On this?!?  Oh, good grief, Tom.

Well, the between-chapters short should be interesting.  XD  And we finally see a comment again from Tom himself.  That's a good thing.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on October 24, 2016, 10:16:01 PM
DAT CLIFFHANGER..... ugghhh.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on November 16, 2016, 07:07:56 PM
There was a book I found when I was in high school in the 80s called Masquerade (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masquerade_(book)).  The art on each page contained clues which, when put all together, formed a treasure map; the author buried the treasure, a golden jeweled hare, at the location that the book points to.

Tom's Treatise pages remind me a lot of that.  You just wonder what means what.  Or at least I do.  :D

-----

And I am very much looking forward to not seeing City Face next week.  :)

Those bony projections remind me of Annie's dad's handiwork.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on November 18, 2016, 01:25:32 AM
Oh stop it, Annie, that's your best friend you're talking about!

Although honestly Kat does look pretty creepy.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on November 28, 2016, 07:32:15 PM
Wow, contact!  But with the pommel?

Smitty is still with us.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on November 28, 2016, 10:18:58 PM
NICE NICE NICEEEE!!

GO PARLEY!

This is so exciting, the most exciting.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on November 28, 2016, 10:38:36 PM
Why just the pommel?! PARLEY THIS IS LIFE AND DEATH HERE. CRITICAL STRIKES PLZ.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on November 29, 2016, 02:05:40 AM
In fairness, with the size of that blade (especially in width), the pommel has more focused power to create a compound fracture. The blade really seems more suited to blunt-force that can be felt through heavy armory rather than providing real cutting/stabbing power. The difference between a bullet or a hunk of metal to the head. And based on the crack sound-effect, I'd say Parley just made an incredibly powerful hit. A smart move.

I love the level of detail Tom puts into this comic, like-
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on November 29, 2016, 07:42:57 PM
No kidding on that.  And no question Parley was able to make a quick move at close range that way.

(Up til now, this felt an awful lot like the swordfight at the end of Rob Roy, with Parley playing Liam Neeson's part.)

Speaking of level of detail, look at Parley's biceps in the last frame.  Wow.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on November 30, 2016, 12:53:27 PM
Parley used teleport! It's super effective!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 02, 2016, 01:00:23 PM
(sigh) I hate it when I get sloppy with my codes.

For that matter, I hope Parley doesn't get sloppy and predictable, too.  I'm wondering if Jeanne's been affected by those pommel strikes.

-----

Um... wow.

I didn't think I'd feel sorry for Jeanne, but I do.  (During or post-combat, that is.)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 02, 2016, 09:14:58 PM
I know she's attacking Jeanne to keep herself alive, but you would think it would be bad form to attack the individual you're trying to save.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 09, 2016, 07:36:50 PM
I know she's attacking Jeanne to keep herself alive, but you would think it would be bad form to attack the individual you're trying to save.

(nods)  No kidding.

Re today, I wonder if Tom is going to do a pic of Kat reaching for Annie's lockpicks from Annie's point of view.  That'd be a little terrifying.  (I'm looking forward to it. :D)

-----

Tom is a teasing troll.  That's all there is.  XD

-----

I'm now wondering if Jeanne is a bit like Davy Jones--and inadvertently or no, Annie and Kat have found her treasure chest.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 10, 2016, 12:15:05 AM
I hope all of this frees Jeanne and her partner...

Like, the fighting is cool and all, but they better be able to be together or I am going to FLIP
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 12, 2016, 07:15:09 PM
I hope all of this frees Jeanne and her partner...

Like, the fighting is cool and all, but they better be able to be together or I am going to FLIP
Amen to that.  Amen to that and then some.  I still trust Tom.

Somehow.  :D

And with regard to today's page, I'm waiting for the memes to start of "Kat is forcibly removed from the ether".  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 13, 2016, 02:37:07 AM
i arrive at the annan waters

device: out
friend: confused
lock: picked

I AM FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM THE ETHER
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on December 13, 2016, 12:46:32 PM
Nice XDDDD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 14, 2016, 07:13:16 PM
Agreed.  XDD

(sigh)  The problem with these pages is that I'm all set and ready for the next one, but I have to wait 48 hours for it.  And to think back in the day Charles Dickens would write his serials on a monthly basis.  I don't think I could stand that.

(And no, Noodles, he was not writing on cereal.  :P)

And while I'm at it, I think Tom writes these a few months in advance, but it'd be really something if he wrote this kind of meme into his end-of-chapter-extra page.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 15, 2016, 01:15:38 AM
oh Tom definitely has a few weeks in advance. it's the reason he's never missed an update, which I continue to be more impressed with the further I get into other comics. I feel so secure in the fact that he'll go on foreverrrr

Also I was reading the Wikia and let me just say I am incredibly amused, and it may answer your last question there.
"Tom has a love-hate relationship with the internet, especially internet culture. He dislikes most memes and has set up the official forums to automatically replace chat-speak with humorous quotes. He has also mocked internet comment sections in the City Face comic."
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 16, 2016, 07:20:40 PM
(nods) (sigh)  Well, there goes that idea.

And would that this webcomic did go on forever.  Content has been solid since the beginning, the art has only gotten better and better, and there's so much left to explore.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on December 21, 2016, 02:05:32 PM
Maybe just maybe this might have been a bad idea...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 21, 2016, 07:25:12 PM
Boy oh boy oh boy...

I don't suppose they have Jones' cell phone number?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on December 22, 2016, 09:17:15 AM
Whoopsydaisy.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 28, 2016, 07:32:51 PM
Logical.  Threaten Smitty.

Jones?  Coyote?  Hermione?  Somebody?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on December 28, 2016, 11:04:32 PM
This is a red wedding moment.
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NONONONONO
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Let annie be doing something to fake this.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on December 30, 2016, 07:14:15 PM
Oh, no. Oh, gosh.  I was really hoping Smitty wouldn't get caught in this.

And that could well open Parley to an attack if this is real and she reacts with rage...


Let annie be doing something to fake this.

And amen to this.  Oh, man.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on December 30, 2016, 08:38:34 PM
Or let him be lucky.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 03, 2017, 02:31:53 AM
Looks like the odds are not in his favor.  DX  And here comes Jeanne's boyfriend, just to top things off.  Oh, man.

Although come to think of it, Smitty doesn't look like he's in pain or surprised or dying... this page and the last one, he's looking right at the dagger.  Given how he can affect things, could he have guided the blade somehow?  And it didn't hit where we think it did?

I hope?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on January 04, 2017, 02:59:22 AM
He looks pretty chill about a blade definitely going through his heart if my memory about anatomy serves me right.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 04, 2017, 08:01:58 AM
What is happening
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 04, 2017, 02:04:29 PM
Wat

What about Smitty......
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 04, 2017, 06:38:00 PM
Guess we'll find out Friday.  Or Monday.  Or next Wednesday.  Or next Friday...

My reaction this morning: "Oh, look, Jeanne's zombie boyfriend."  Never had that kind of deadpan reaction to a zombie in my life.

He looks pretty chill about a blade definitely going through his heart if my memory about anatomy serves me right.

Not to say that Smitty is Davy Jones, but I'm still holding out hope that Smitty's heart isn't where that blade went.

(Or here's a twist--Smitty can't die because he's Robot's robot brother.  :D  Come on--you know Tom could do something like that.)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on January 06, 2017, 12:10:37 AM
He's regenerating and asking for his tip.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 06, 2017, 08:06:10 AM
The amount of nostalgia I didn't know I had for that little hair clip, I'm
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 06, 2017, 07:35:35 PM
The amount of nostalgia I didn't know I had for that little hair clip, I'm

(nods)

He's regenerating and asking for his tip.

Nice.  XD

Okay, now I'm hoping that since Smitty is grimacing instead of simply laying there with a blank look on his face that is not a fatal hit.

And I'm wondering if Jeanne's now sensing what part Parley and Smitty played in reuniting her with her lover, and what part she's now playing in trying to part Parley and Smitty.  "Coward Heart", my foot.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 07, 2017, 12:34:35 AM
just tell me he had an encyclopedia in his shirt or something!!!

my smitty child better be okay....
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 09, 2017, 08:10:14 AM
Smitty honest to god just became my second-most-favorite character. Wow.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 09, 2017, 11:21:09 AM
oh NOOOOOO

and yeah he's so sweet ;____;
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 09, 2017, 07:27:00 PM
Smitty honest to god just became my second-most-favorite character. Wow.

oh NOOOOOO

and yeah he's so sweet ;____;

These.

Able to manage a smile... able to raise his left arm... I'm still holding out hope.  Gosh, Smitty.  For crying out loud, guy... not how I wanted you to guide that dagger, not at all.

Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on January 09, 2017, 09:38:15 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/vaPZEuVEEPHxK/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on January 10, 2017, 11:38:19 AM
Nooooooooooo smitty. You smooth bastard.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 11, 2017, 11:40:05 AM
Part of me was like "Don't show me any more Smitty, I'm afraid!"

And then there was not Smitty in this page and I'm upset even more.

Why, Tom.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 11, 2017, 07:29:12 PM
Part of me was like "Don't show me any more Smitty, I'm afraid!"

And then there was not Smitty in this page and I'm upset even more.

Why, Tom.

(nods)  Me too.

And now I'm seeing Annie's cheek scar, so is this ethereal, or physical, or... both?

Notwithstanding the fact that Jolly Green got all of his flesh back, and the boat's not ethereal.

Kinda nice to be kept guessing, I suppose.  : )
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on January 11, 2017, 10:05:43 PM
Maybe a bit of a ethereal-real hybrid.

I'm hoping George already bipped Smitty to a hospital.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 13, 2017, 07:42:20 PM
Maybe a bit of a ethereal-real hybrid.

I'm hoping George already bipped Smitty to a hospital.

Oh, amen to that.

And re today, "You have something on your face."  Gosh.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on January 13, 2017, 11:01:43 PM
awww she healed her cut :3

NOW GO HEAL SMITTY TOO DX
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 20, 2017, 07:38:26 PM
Well, there they go off into the sunset, as such.

I dearly hope Annie turns around and finds Parley's bipped Smitty to safety.  (I have a bad feeling she hasn't.  DX)

(gestures at Tom) (repeatedly)  Okay, and?  What the heck happened to Smitty??

-----

Now we know what happened to Smitty.  Or didn't.  DX

(sigh)  Really, Parley.  Here we are singing your praises, and you can't think straight enough to bip your boyfriend to safety.  Really.

(Never thought I'd say a sentence like that.  XD)

And that is a great picture in the last panel, but I really did not want to see Muut & Co. right now.  Baaad sign.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 20, 2017, 10:33:48 PM
i am so upset

I AM SO ANGRY AT TOM

UGHHH
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 21, 2017, 07:51:41 AM
"Antimony, we've come to bargain."
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on January 21, 2017, 08:31:55 AM
2 for the price of 1.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 23, 2017, 07:01:50 PM
So now Annie's been told, "Thank you, and we ain't doin' squat."

Hope your fire insurance is paid up, Muut.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on January 24, 2017, 10:34:52 AM
Flame on.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 25, 2017, 11:04:54 PM
Flame on.
Yes please.

But there's a thing no one is talking about!! Look how many psychopomps came for Smitty!! So many!!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 27, 2017, 09:13:49 PM
On a less emotionally devastating note-

(http://i.imgur.com/nQKh3WK.jpg)

Tom Siddell is trying to kill me.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 28, 2017, 02:40:54 AM
Omg where did you find that?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 28, 2017, 03:21:42 AM
A fan made a request that he draw them something after donating on Patreon.

And it's adorable.

How is the bow-tie even attached?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on January 28, 2017, 04:21:07 PM
Aaahhhh that's cute!!! :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 30, 2017, 07:34:36 PM
A fan made a request that he draw them something after donating on Patreon.

And it's adorable.

How is the bow-tie even attached?

Rey's rhetoric, I'm assuming.  :D  That's really nice, Av.  That's incredible.

And re today: "We can rebuild him.  We have the technology."

(cough)  Beg your pardon.  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 30, 2017, 11:59:53 PM
I'm really curious what the price is? Unless it's been addressed in the comic previously what it is? Cause I don't remember.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on January 31, 2017, 02:52:05 AM
I'm really curious what the price is? Unless it's been addressed in the comic previously what it is? Cause I don't remember.
I always figured they wanted to make her an official psychopomp.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on January 31, 2017, 02:06:48 PM
I'm really curious what the price is? Unless it's been addressed in the comic previously what it is? Cause I don't remember.
I always figured they wanted to make her an official psychopomp.
that would make sense, in a weird way. How would that work though, her being human?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on January 31, 2017, 07:38:30 PM
I'm really curious what the price is? Unless it's been addressed in the comic previously what it is? Cause I don't remember.
I always figured they wanted to make her an official psychopomp.
that would make sense, in a weird way. How would that work though, her being human?


It would, sort of.  And wow.  Would she have to abandon her humanity completely?

(For that matter, I hope that doesn't herald the end of the story...)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 01, 2017, 08:10:40 AM
Welp.

I think I guessed right.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 01, 2017, 11:28:20 AM
Welp.

I think I guessed right.
Way to go, ya jinxed it.

But now I'm so curious how the heck that'll work, being the forest medium, too.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on February 01, 2017, 03:11:30 PM
Did Tom alter his drawing style again suddenly? It looks a tad different, like he's trying something out again. Or it might be me who's too concious about it since i watched all the youtube videos about gunnerkrigg yesterday. XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 01, 2017, 06:46:21 PM
Welp.

I think I guessed right.
Way to go, ya jinxed it.

But now I'm so curious how the heck that'll work, being the forest medium, too.


No kidding.  I'd imagine Coyote would weigh in, too.  And Rey.  And Ysengrin.  Let alone Kat.

But yeah, Av, you called it.

Did Tom alter his drawing style again suddenly? It looks a tad different, like he's trying something out again. Or it might be me who's too concious about it since i watched all the youtube videos about gunnerkrigg yesterday. XD

I... can't tell, nade.  I think it looks the same.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 01, 2017, 06:50:02 PM
Did Tom alter his drawing style again suddenly? It looks a tad different, like he's trying something out again. Or it might be me who's too concious about it since i watched all the youtube videos about gunnerkrigg yesterday. XD
i think it's cause you're watching the old chapter vids, tbh. Whenever i do, I'm always thrown off by his current style. XD He used way thicker lines in the chapters hes covering in the vids.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 10, 2017, 07:24:56 PM
An old new challenger has arrived.  :D  I wondered when he was going to show up.

-----

But Blue already has a name, Tom!

I mean, (cough)  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 11, 2017, 12:48:06 AM
I kinda want Tom to pull a fast one on us and name her something other than Blue.
Like... Teal or something. A shade of blue but not blue.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 13, 2017, 05:50:21 PM
What a short, lovely chapter.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 13, 2017, 07:44:51 PM
That's right.  I'm surprised Tom didn't put the "chapter end" mark right there.  :D

I kinda want Tom to pull a fast one on us and name her something other than Blue.
Like... Teal or something. A shade of blue but not blue.

Blood orange.  :P
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on February 13, 2017, 09:07:20 PM
That's right.  I'm surprised Tom didn't put the "chapter end" mark right there.  :D
right? I was looking for the symbol. xD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 15, 2017, 07:20:40 PM
"Red and Blue."  Okay, there it is.  Tom himself said it.

Which by definition means that is NOT what is going to come out of Red's mouth on the next page.  XD  Oh, heaven help you, Red.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 16, 2017, 01:31:58 AM
I am going to have a field day if she messes this up because she's nervous oh my gosh I'm ANTICIPATING IT

I love the fairies and their weird customs.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 17, 2017, 06:23:09 PM
Yes, Tom.

Make all the ladies gay.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 17, 2017, 07:54:28 PM
"This does not count as a name."  Thank goodness, Tom.  XD  Oh my gosh.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 18, 2017, 12:21:56 AM
YAAAAS, ALL THE CANON LADY PAIRINGS!!

I love Tom so much, he is the best. He just makes it such a natural part of coming of age stories and i love him ;;

"This does not count as a name."  Thank goodness, Tom.  XD  Oh my gosh.
I giggled
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 20, 2017, 02:09:37 PM
Uh, Red, what was that last one?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on February 20, 2017, 03:00:05 PM
This has got to be some of Tom's best work.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 20, 2017, 03:33:02 PM
This has got to be some of Tom's best work.
I just burst out laughing.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 20, 2017, 06:53:37 PM


I agree, Red. Same.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 20, 2017, 07:35:28 PM
Well, it took a while, but at least Red got around to the point.  :D  I also love Annie's slack-armed look in the first frame.

Reminds me a lot of Red's "Pppppppppppppppppbbbbbbbbbbbbbbhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhtttttttttttttttttttttt" back when she got her name several chapters ago.  Albeit it took her only a little over one page this time out as opposed to three.  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on February 22, 2017, 03:01:49 PM
I kinda want Tom to pull a fast one on us and name her something other than Blue.
Like... Teal or something. A shade of blue but not blue.
Dreams come true.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on February 22, 2017, 04:57:06 PM
Bam, half called it.

Looks like she's not accepting that answer though
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on February 22, 2017, 07:11:22 PM
Nope, definitely not.  :D

Rule number one when you're in a hole, Red: stop digging.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on February 22, 2017, 07:41:47 PM
Nice save! It's like looking at myself flirting with someone.
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Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 01, 2017, 06:37:59 PM
Of course, nobody seems the least bit concerned with the look on BlueI mean Ayilu's face.  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 01, 2017, 10:54:28 PM
She really does not like her name, does she?

Red done goofed.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 15, 2017, 06:17:48 PM
Myself, there's just something kinda "Hmmmm..." about Red lecturing Annie about the matter of getting in trouble.

I'm also wondering what BlueI mean Ayilu is going to have to say once Red finally takes a breath.  She's stopped painting and smashing things, Red... have you noticed?

In addition to which, who says the Court has not noticed that Jeanne's not there anymore?
-----
So after all that, Blue... "Bye!"?  And that's it?

And you, Red... did you bother to ask the psychopomps about that?  Not to say that you're still distracting Blue I mean Aliyu with what you named her.

And you, Tom... good grief, what a chapter ending.  Ugh.  XD

For that matter, I'm hoping Blue is pounding on Red in their spirit realm about all this.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on March 15, 2017, 06:45:44 PM
That last panel says to me that Ayilu agrees with everything Red was saying and is glad Red stood up for her. And considering the psychological trauma, I can't say I blame either of them. It's not great, but I get it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on March 16, 2017, 08:46:28 AM
I hope this will be something Annie really learns from. I don't blame Red for speaking like this one bit.

Also, I will never get used to typing Ayilu, wtf Tom it's so awkward. Though apparently we may not be seeing them anymore beyond this point so maybe I won't have to :l
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on March 29, 2017, 09:17:18 PM
After that, yeah, Topaz, I think you're right.  That might be it for Red and Ayilu.

And re today, yes, nothing like hearing about a dead wild goose chase.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 07, 2017, 02:57:40 AM
All i need is a good picture of Coyote doing the AAHHH and my trifecta will be complete.

(http://i68.tinypic.com/nwbwxd.jpg) (http://i66.tinypic.com/2eoxmxl.jpg)

I love the style choices Tom made here ;;
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on April 21, 2017, 11:45:12 AM
I don't suppose Monday's images would help, Topaz?  :D

"Do not be a dead goose in a bush next to a lake!"  Yes, Coyote.  Yes.  XD  Good grief.

And Smitty's and Parley's expressions in panel 1 are choice.  "Do not be listening to Coyote tell how he was a dead goose in a bush next to a lake!" sounds like the moral they'd choose.

(And I do like the shot of Ysengrin there, Topaz.)
-----
Re today: you don't suppose something's going to happen when they get that piece of Coyote to the other side of the bridge, do you?

(I mean I know Coyote's tooth is in Annie's room someplace, but you just get the feeling...)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on April 21, 2017, 05:22:54 PM
This chapter's been kinda slow, but I always appreciate that, especially after full throttle chapters :l

Yeah, I really do wonder what's going on.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on May 10, 2017, 12:05:50 PM
"We can rebuild him [Robot]... we have the technology..."  XD

Hmm... wonder if they ever considered giving Steve Austin upgrades.
-----
"Equivalent exchange."
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 12, 2017, 03:43:48 PM
Tom took this in a surprising direction.

I mean...

I don't really know how to feel about it, but court robots have been shown to have certain emotions (?) so I don't think it was that big of a jump

but... it is...

...something
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 12, 2017, 03:58:48 PM
We should've known. (http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=742)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 13, 2017, 06:27:52 PM
(shakes head)  Oh, it's something, all right.  Dang, Tom!  XD

And then again, I think some folks did have a crush on Data in STTNG, but...  Ohboy.  XD  Going boldly, certainly.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on June 14, 2017, 07:07:51 AM
... Kat, do you do this often? xD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 14, 2017, 11:54:33 AM
Well, she has shown inclinations.  :D  (upper left) (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=784)

That's interesting, though, what Kat said: "You know this is against the rules, right?"  So they already had rules in place regarding this sort of thing.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 14, 2017, 01:48:00 PM
For some reason I was expecting this to go another way... but now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense for machine-obsessed-Kat to act like this.

Tom is on a roll with his unorthodox ships, isn't he?
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(http://gunnerkrigg.com/comics/00000661.jpg)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on June 14, 2017, 03:34:17 PM
LMAO

I love Kat xD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on June 14, 2017, 11:11:36 PM
Kat saying "You know this is against the rules, right?" feels relatable in way that i would tell my friends the same whilst getting ready for said bad idea because I'm way to down for it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 15, 2017, 12:10:38 AM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/i6bgv4.jpg)
for all your reaction image needs
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on June 15, 2017, 02:02:18 AM
Kat saying "You know this is against the rules, right?" feels relatable in way that i would tell my friends the same whilst getting ready for said bad idea because I'm way to down for it.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/i6bgv4.jpg)
for all your reaction image needs
No.  Kidding.  :D

And re Section H of the handbook, it only figures that I remember seeing that thing after seeing it again.  (sigh)  Don't mind me.  :D
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on June 16, 2017, 10:47:49 PM
AWWWWW

a lot of people were thinking they were lying but this is super cute like omg
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on June 17, 2017, 02:44:01 AM
awwww that's actually really sweet <3
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 07, 2017, 05:19:18 PM
GOSH DARNIT TOM!!!!

WHAT A JERK!!!
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 07, 2017, 06:06:28 PM
Well, I certainly didn't expect to see him here.  :D

For that matter, I liked the way Tom showed the passage of time a couple pages ago, that "sliced" panel.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 08, 2017, 02:03:20 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTPxNehje-159C8BWu_5kayNo0OYzXBI9k_ZJ7KM9ueVuigVQY7aw)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on July 11, 2017, 02:42:19 AM
I saw it coming but still what the heck...
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on July 13, 2017, 10:08:19 PM
Av, what the heck was that?  XD

"Osseointegration".  Hmm.  Well, you do have a willing test subject, don't you, Kat?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 13, 2017, 10:15:35 PM
I'm afraid this is going to be a thing that drives Annie and Kat apart, for some reason.

Like... I would have a difficult time bouncing back with a friend if this happened to me, just saying.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 17, 2017, 07:02:07 AM
Oh my god.

Wwwwhat the f***?
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 17, 2017, 02:21:32 PM
Up to this point she was basically "Oh he had his reasons." Now she's just straight up, "Oh, my dad probably brainwashed my mom into loving him." Dang.

I wonder if this will be a backstory chapter, where Kat's mom talks about Surma and Anthony's whirlwind romance or something.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Av on July 17, 2017, 03:23:02 PM
I'm legitimately wondering if Annie has a memory in her childhood of Anthony messing with Surma's head. Legit. Seriously, she started out dating Eglamore, her personality seemed very frivolous and free-spirited. The idea that she would end up with someone as closed off as Anthony is strange. I'm honestly wondering if Annie knows something we don't. This is Gunnerkrigg, after all.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Nadeshani on July 19, 2017, 01:40:44 PM
Brainwashing abilities would we f'd up.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on July 24, 2017, 03:11:34 PM
Woo, time to learn more about Annie's parents!! That's exciting.

Also, Anja being all dramatic.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 07, 2017, 05:58:09 PM
(shakes head)  Should've seen that coming.  It just plain figures that Tom would end this chapter like that.

Woo, time to learn more about Annie's parents!! That's exciting.

Also, Anja being all dramatic.

And this.  :D

So the next chapter will be, "Meanwhile, back with Coyote..."

And I think we'll probably get the answer in tomorrow's page, but I'm wondering where the heck that face came from?  XD

(Tom will probably give us a clue in the extra page at the end of the chapter.  XD)
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: Crystle on September 09, 2017, 01:23:40 AM
I love how Surma just casually mentions her family line dying. Like yeah I took the life out of my mother, it happens SHRUG.

honestly these two are kinda cute, not gonna liiiie
i still hate anthony tho Tom stop trying to make me like him
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on September 10, 2017, 01:01:26 AM
Awww Annie was named after her great-grandmother ♥
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on September 20, 2017, 06:16:04 PM
Heaven help me, I'm about to blaspheme.

Today's page brought to mind a "SpongeBob"-type "Several years later..." interlude page.  XD
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: WaterLady on September 20, 2017, 09:30:09 PM
I wonder if something is happening in the ether, and with Surma drifting off, she'll be able to see it.
Title: Re: Gunnerkrigg Court
Post by: wherewulf on November 13, 2017, 07:01:10 PM
Katurday.  Well, it sure took 'im a while, didn't it?  :D