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11th Nov '17 8:49:53 AM FantiSci
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** After a whole chapter of Anya reassuring Annie that her parents truly loved each other, and even Kat admitting that Tony can be a pretty nice and funny person if you get to know him one on one, Annie cuts straight to the point...and all the previous explanations/excuses for Tony's behaviour go up in a puff of smoke:
--->'''Annie''': But I've been alone with him many times. So why does he act differently for everyone but me?
** The bonus page afterwards shows Anja and Kat scrambling for an explanation, only for Annie to rather coolly inform them that it was a rhetorical question, and she doesn't expect an answer. It's not clear if she's resigned herself to the fact that Antony's behaviour towards her will remain a mystery...or she's beginning to think that she's on her own when it comes to her troubles with her father, since he manages to win even her best friend over to his side.
23rd Oct '17 4:38:45 PM missmoon
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** Watching how Surma slowly falls for Tony is especially painful when the audience knows that down the line, she's dead, he's a broken shell of a man, and their daughter is left to cope with the traumatic and abusive ramifications of his actions.

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** Watching how Surma slowly falls falling for Tony and subsequently cheating on James is especially painful when the audience knows that down the line, she's dead, he's line that she and Tony end up leaving the Court. She dies, Tony's a broken shell of a man, and their daughter is left to cope with the traumatic and abusive ramifications of his actions.
16th Oct '17 8:06:19 PM missmoon
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** The absolute irony of young Tony telling Donny and Anja that "family comes first." Anja received devastating news about her parents and Donny should be there for her rather than join Tony on their Brazil expedition. It's a stark difference between the stoic and awkward young man and the broken shell of an man in the present day.

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** The absolute irony of young Tony telling Donny and Anja that "family comes first." Anja received devastating news about her parents and Donny should be there for her rather than join Tony on their Brazil expedition. It's a stark difference between the stoic and awkward young man and the broken shell of an a man in the present day.day.
** Watching how Surma slowly falls for Tony is especially painful when the audience knows that down the line, she's dead, he's a broken shell of a man, and their daughter is left to cope with the traumatic and abusive ramifications of his actions.
22nd Aug '17 3:41:17 PM missmoon
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* Chapter 64: ''Get Lost''
** The absolute irony of young Tony telling Donny and Anja that "family comes first." Anja received devastating news about her parents and Donny should be there for her rather than join Tony on their Brazil expedition. It's a stark difference between the stoic and awkward young man and the broken shell of an man in the present day.
19th Jul '17 8:40:09 PM tdwally
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** Something that only becomes noticeable after Chapter 53 is the state of [[spoiler:Anthony's]] house. The only pieces of furniture are an armchair and a desk and the only thing on the desk is schoolwork he's grading. Reynardine says that he spends his evenings in silence. [[spoiler:Between the death of Surma and his accidental almost murder of Annie, Anthony has become dead inside.]]


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* Chapter 63: ''The Shadow Men'':
** Though initially humorous, it quickly becomes saddening when Annie simply cannot accept that [[spoiler:Kat could be getting along with Anthony.]] Thanks to [[spoiler:the Court using him as their instrument in punishing her and his own personality flaws,]] Anthony's relationship with his daughter has deteriorated to the point that she finds the idea that he brainwashed Surma more believable than that people could actually like him as a person. Tom's comment just adds to the sadness.
-->'''Tom:''' Hating Tony is considered normal to Annie.
12th Jul '17 10:56:57 PM Eagal
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* Sidecomic "The Traveller" deserves mention here. [[spoiler: It features Paz taking a dog, whose back two legs are paralyzed, into her care. They go out into the ocean on a boat together, and the dog jumps out. Despite Paz's attempts to get him back, the dog swims into the distance and disappears from sight.]]
** [[spoiler: Word of Tom says the dog, whose name is Traveler, didn't die in the end. The cynical/black comedy side of Something Awful took the ExactWords to mean "the dog died ''near'' the end" or maybe even was DeadToBeginWith. The more hopeful members disagree -- [[http://www.viralvo.com/strange-in-sea/?r=jm he swam to Italy and was rescued]]!]]

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* Sidecomic "The Traveller" deserves mention here. [[spoiler: It features Paz taking a dog, whose back two legs are paralyzed, into her care. They go out into the ocean on a boat together, and the dog jumps out. Despite Paz's attempts to get him back, the dog swims into the distance and disappears from sight.]]
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]] [[spoiler: Word of Tom says the dog, whose name is Traveler, didn't die in the end. The cynical/black comedy side of Something Awful took the ExactWords to mean "the dog died ''near'' the end" or maybe even was DeadToBeginWith. The more hopeful members disagree -- [[http://www.viralvo.com/strange-in-sea/?r=jm he swam to Italy and was rescued]]!]]



** The fact that [[spoiler:Anthony]] considers [[spoiler: lopping off parts of his body rather than deal with his emotions in a productive manner, like looking for a sympathetic party with which to share his woes, to be a valid idea]] certainly counts. [[spoiler: [[GenerationXerox Like father, like daughter]], in the most tragic way possible.]] Now [[spoiler:he]] is permanently maimed, unable to do the things that [[spoiler:he]] prided himself on.

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** The fact that [[spoiler:Anthony]] [[spoiler:Anthony considers [[spoiler: lopping off parts of his body rather than deal with his emotions in a productive manner, like looking for a sympathetic party with which to share his woes, to be a valid idea]] idea certainly counts. [[spoiler: [[GenerationXerox Like father, like daughter]], in the most tragic way possible.]] possible. Now [[spoiler:he]] he is permanently maimed, unable to do the things that [[spoiler:he]] he prided himself on.]]
12th Jul '17 10:52:39 PM Eagal
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** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1507 The bonus page.]] No words, no panels, just a single image which encapsulates the tragedy of the entire chapter.

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** %%** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1507 The bonus page.]] No words, no panels, just a single image which encapsulates the tragedy of the entire chapter.
8th May '17 11:33:58 PM TruDivination
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** As much as Anne's more dubious actions in the preceding two chapters needed calling out, Red's ReasonYouSuckSpeech is ''harsh'' - capped off by her requesting the Annie never talk to her or Ayilu again.

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** As much as Anne's more dubious actions in the preceding two chapters (arguably) needed calling out, Red's ReasonYouSuckSpeech is ''harsh'' - capped off by her requesting the Annie never talk to her or Ayilu again.
15th Mar '17 10:59:43 PM octobersanctuary
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* Chapter 61: ''Red's Friend Gets A Name Too I Suppose'':
** As much as Anne's more dubious actions in the preceding two chapters needed calling out, Red's ReasonYouSuckSpeech is ''harsh'' - capped off by her requesting the Annie never talk to her or Ayilu again.
11th Jan '17 12:36:46 PM culturalrebel
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*** [[spoiler: Worse, the knife was meant for ''Parley.'' Andrew used his powers to save the girl he loves from being stabbed by Jeanne.]]
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