History WMG / GunnerkriggCourt

18th Jun '16 12:09:14 AM Doug86
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B) Surma and Annie are descendents of ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} The]]'' [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} Phoenix]], and the Blinker Stone is a tiny Encron Chrystal. Annie has touched the moon, and soon she will [[WhatTheHellHero eat the sun.]]

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B) Surma and Annie are descendents of ''[[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ''[[ComicBook/XMen The]]'' [[WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}} [[WesternAnimation/XMen Phoenix]], and the Blinker Stone is a tiny Encron Chrystal. Annie has touched the moon, and soon she will [[WhatTheHellHero eat the sun.]]
14th Jun '16 11:41:23 PM LondonKdS
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Which may mean that she actually is an Invisible (if the ''Gunnerkrigg Court'' world is actually one of the realities from ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'', or may just mean that ''The Invisibles'' exists as a fictional work in the Gunnerkrigg universe and Zimmy's a fan.

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Which may mean that she actually is an Invisible (if the ''Gunnerkrigg Court'' world is actually one of the realities from ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'', ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles''), or may just mean that ''The Invisibles'' exists as a fictional work in the Gunnerkrigg universe and Zimmy's a fan.
14th Jun '16 11:40:31 PM LondonKdS
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[[WMG: Zimmy's "pin" is a Blank Badge]]
Which may mean that she actually is an Invisible (if the ''Gunnerkrigg Court'' world is actually one of the realities from ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'', or may just mean that ''The Invisibles'' exists as a fictional work in the Gunnerkrigg universe and Zimmy's a fan.
6th Jun '16 11:03:04 AM Doug86
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Because in a story known in part for it's horrifying EldritchAbominations, nothing has yet to compare to a wrathful, hate-filled spirit that can kill anything, in the body of a being that was present ''inside'' the formation of the earth and could probably beat Superman in a contest of raw physical strength, and cannot be harmed by any known means.


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Because in a story known in part for it's its horrifying EldritchAbominations, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, nothing has yet to compare to a wrathful, hate-filled spirit that can kill anything, in the body of a being that was present ''inside'' the formation of the earth and could probably beat Superman in a contest of raw physical strength, and cannot be harmed by any known means.

23rd May '16 10:02:52 PM Lanthorn
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** "A Big Day" shows the Foley kids are basically being used as [[OrganicTechnology living data-crunchers]] by the Court. "Every day is the same" implies that's ALL they do. Because they can astral-project themselves into the aether and have fun while their bodies do all the work they don't know anything's amiss (imagine being paid to surf the internet all day while [[Film/TheMatrix machines harvest your energy]]), plus they explicitly say "''The Court'' will reward them with jobs" (emphasis added) with no mention of going into the wider world.
6th May '16 1:44:11 AM Lanthorn
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## The Court [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad doesn't want to offend anyone]] with public or irreverent displays and/or a majority of their researchers have OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions (or their bosses want them to think that so they don't take "random" days off).

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## The Court [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad doesn't want to offend anyone]] with public or irreverent displays (tree nymph: "You did WHAT to my spruce?!") and/or a majority of their researchers have OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions (or their bosses want them to think that so they don't take "random" days off).



## Tom wants the story to be "timeless" so he's just accounting for climate change when Gillitie Woods is green all year round (counterpoint, it's a freaking magical forest it can look however it/Coyote wants) and Somewhere, Scotland is free of mist and naturally-occurring rain (note: ideas about typical Scotland weather come from ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'').

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## Tom wants the story to be "timeless" so he's just accounting for climate change when Gillitie Woods is green all year round (counterpoint, it's a freaking magical forest it can look however it/Coyote wants) and Somewhere, Scotland is free of mist and naturally-occurring rain (note: ideas about typical Scotland weather come from ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'').''Film/{{Skyfall}}'').
3rd May '16 8:57:05 AM Medinoc
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-->'''Special Containment Procedures''': SCP-[[spoiler:----]] is to be housed in a standard-sized dorm room with its caretaker, along with whatever items the caretaker requires (see SCP-[[spoiler:_-__]]). SCP-[[spoiler:----]] itself (henceforth referred to as "Reynard") does not require anything other than what a normal plush toy needs for maintenance. Internet access is denied.

-->'''Description''': SCP-[[spoiler:----]] is a 2 foot (.61 meter)-tall white plush wolf. Contained within the apparently normal toy is the soul of Reynard the Fox....

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-->'''Special Containment Procedures''': SCP-[[spoiler:----]] SCP-███ is to be housed in a standard-sized dorm room with its caretaker, along with whatever items the caretaker requires (see SCP-[[spoiler:_-__]]). SCP-[[spoiler:----]] SCP-████). SCP-███ itself (henceforth referred to as "Reynard") does not require anything other than what a normal plush toy needs for maintenance. Internet access is denied.

-->'''Description''': SCP-[[spoiler:----]] SCP-███ is a 2 foot (.61 meter)-tall white plush wolf. Contained within the apparently normal toy is the soul of Reynard the Fox....
3rd May '16 4:28:24 AM Lanthorn
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-->'''Special Containment Procedures''': SCP-[[spoiler:---]] is to be housed in a standard-sized dorm room with its caretaker, along with whatever items the caretaker requires (see SCP-[[spoiler:___]]). SCP-[[spoiler:---]] itself (henceforth referred to as "Reynard") does not require anything other than what a normal plush toy needs for maintenance. Internet access is denied.

-->'''Description''': SCP-[[spoiler:---]] is a 2 foot (.61 meter)-tall white plush wolf. Contained within the apparently normal toy is the soul of Reynard the Fox....

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-->'''Special Containment Procedures''': SCP-[[spoiler:---]] SCP-[[spoiler:----]] is to be housed in a standard-sized dorm room with its caretaker, along with whatever items the caretaker requires (see SCP-[[spoiler:___]]). SCP-[[spoiler:---]] SCP-[[spoiler:_-__]]). SCP-[[spoiler:----]] itself (henceforth referred to as "Reynard") does not require anything other than what a normal plush toy needs for maintenance. Internet access is denied.

-->'''Description''': SCP-[[spoiler:---]] SCP-[[spoiler:----]] is a 2 foot (.61 meter)-tall white plush wolf. Contained within the apparently normal toy is the soul of Reynard the Fox....


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* There's also the fact that the Court [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/extracomics/comic.php?c=Traveller&p=6 gave Paz' family money]], enough to buy a "house with a shop". Now I'm no expert but I don't think that's how a scholarship works...
* This could be the reason why the Foley kids and the ex-fairies in particular are so socially idiotic, assuming their minds can absorb etiquette lessons as easily as complex trajectory calculations: Other institutions may tolerate a [[TVGenius high level of eccentricity from a person who can instantly calculate how get a rocket to Jupiter in their head]] but someone who doesn't know what a chair is called, that their name is not "Ms.", or (possibly) needs to have their name pronounced along with specific sound effects and gestures ([[ItsPronouncedTroPAY "it's not 'Snuffle', it's *nudges face while inhaling and exhaling rapidly through the nose and being filled with the sensation of joyous reunion with their most precious person* 'Snuffle'"]]) might be pushing the envelope -- but at Gunnerkrigg you're surrounded by your own people and people who accept your culture. Why go anywhere else just to be mocked and possibly fired? Ironically this cuts them off from the a sizable portion of the very humans they wanted to meet.
** Counterpoint: Societal rules and customs change over time even in a place as isolated as Gunnerkrigg but math is FOREVER.

[[WMG: Reasons why there are no holidays in ''Gunnerkrigg'']]
Aside from the beginning and end of the school year and how warmly Annie and Kat dress there isn't much to tell the passage of time unlike, say, ''Harry Potter'' where major plot points happen on Halloween (some form of attack, however from about the fifth book onward Halloween passes without indecent) and Christmas (which is usually a snowy one and the event is typically TheReveal) and other holidays like Easter and Bonfire Night get motioned as do the changing of the seasons, not to mention characters' birthdays. Why not here?
## The Court is under a climate-controlled dome. While they can't control the sky they can control whether or not what comes from it hits the ground, hence why there's no snow in Gunnerkrigg despite it being in roughly the same place in Scotland as Hogwarts (counterpoint, Hogwarts may deliberately make snow for Christmas).
## The Court doesn't want to give aetheric beings any more power then they already have. Coyote is extremely powerful despite (presumably) having very few active worshipers, especially now that he's living in a foreign country. Imagine how powerful Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny could be with the boost provided by a whole ExtranormalInstitute's worth of kids! Now imagine Santa putting the whole institute on the Naughty List...
## The Court [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad doesn't want to offend anyone]] with public or irreverent displays and/or a majority of their researchers have OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions (or their bosses want them to think that so they don't take "random" days off).
## Annie is the AudienceSurrogate and if her PointOfView is to not care too much about holidays we don't care about them either.
## There are holiday and birthday celebrations, we just don't see them because they aren't important to the plot. For example "Get It Together" could have easily been set on some holiday or anyone's birthday but there's no reason it couldn't have been just a random night out either.
## Tom is a militant secularist, no religions and therefore no holidays for anyone! Alternately Tom doesn't want to deal with establishing religions, holidays, birth dates, zodiac signs, etc. for every cast member so he simply doesn't address it.
## Tom wants the story to be "timeless" so he's just accounting for climate change when Gillitie Woods is green all year round (counterpoint, it's a freaking magical forest it can look however it/Coyote wants) and Somewhere, Scotland is free of mist and naturally-occurring rain (note: ideas about typical Scotland weather come from ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'').
2nd May '16 10:55:45 AM FF32
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Gunnerkrigg court is TITAN's Paradise. First off, it is established in both comics that magic and technology exist. Second, [[AvasDemon Ava's Demon]] is shown to be galaxy wide and that there are planets that are completely dedicated to education. Does that sound like anyplace we know of? Also, [[http://www.avasdemon.com/pages.php?page=0588 limbo]] in [[AvasDemon Ava's Demon]] looks an awful lot like [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=678 the Ether]]

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Gunnerkrigg court is TITAN's Paradise. First off, it is established in both comics that magic and technology exist. Second, [[AvasDemon [[Webcomic/AvasDemon Ava's Demon]] is shown to be galaxy wide and that there are planets that are completely dedicated to education. Does that sound like anyplace we know of? Also, [[http://www.avasdemon.com/pages.php?page=0588 limbo]] in [[AvasDemon [[Webcomic/AvasDemon Ava's Demon]] looks an awful lot like [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=678 the Ether]]
13th Mar '16 8:00:14 PM GopherBroke
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** Or, more likely, that Coyote has some ability (however limited) to see the future or is trying to suggest to Antimony that he can.
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