Funny / Gunnerkrigg Court

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The comic

Spring Heeled, Part 2

A Bad Start
  • The bonus page, a pigeon fact sheet by Bobby the robot, including a morbid recount of a dying pigeon he once saw.
    The Rant: They asked Bobby to put together a fact sheet for the kids. They didn't ask him again after.

The Coward Heart Fire Spike From The Forest She Came Give And Take Faraway Morning (And Three Short Tales) Parley and Smitty Are In This One Red Gets a Name Microsat 5
  • When Donnie is talking to Annie about her father, he explains the difficulty he had with his first crush.
    Donald: As much as she seemed to like him, she wouldn't ask him out. She was waiting for him to do it. I mean, you know how girls are—uh...
    (remembers who he's talking to)
    Donald: Motion to strike previous comment.
    Annie: (grinning) Granted.
  • Jones: Needs to make a phone call. note 
  • Also on page 1025: "Kat: Distracted by baking. Jimmy Jims: Also distracted by baking. Anja: Initiated plan theta (Baking distraction)"
Divine
  • Zimmy, while mucking around in Annie's head, discovers that Jack is in love with her. Her reaction is priceless.
  • Just before that, when she's confronted with a nobody Jack.
    "Dammit, Carver! I don't wanna know about yer million boyfriends!"
The Great Secret The Stone Changes Catalyst
  • Andrew's first time in the forest involves helping various inhabitants with their problems. One involves a floating octopus.
    Andrew: I think you really should be in the ocean...
    Octupus: So that's what I've been doing wrong!
  • His visit ultimately ends in him, Annie and Parley running from a horde of creatures looking for help from Andrew.
Crash Course
  • The subtle expression on the giant snake's face in this page right before Ysengrin smashes him into the ground.
  • In the bonus page, Annie returns from the forest with many spills of Ysengrin's blood. What really clinches it is the absolutely psychotic look on Antimony's face. Some readers noted that "It's not my blood." is the LEAST reassuring "reassuring statement" ever.
    "Oh, don't worry, don't worry! It's not my blood."
Thread The Realm of the Dead See Ya! Tall Tales
  • Coyote, of all people: "Party! Party!"
The Torn Sea City Face's Book of Birds
  • This set of side comics written from the perspective of City Face starts by describing a couple species of fairly common birds, such as pigeons, magpies, and seagulls. Then City Face goes on to describe more exotic and unusual birds like the secretary bird, the emu, and the giraffe.
Totem Sneak Annie and the Fire
  • Mr. Carver sees Donald's gift:
  • The abrupt cut from weeping Tony to snoring Tony.

Meetings and Re-Meetings
  • From Chapter 54: Coyote's temper tantrum when he sees Annie, complete with rolling around on the floor and screaming 'THIS ISN'T FIRE HEAD GIRL'. The artstyle just makes it even more hilarious.
    • The next page has Coyote meet Anthony, calling him the Broken Man, and while crossing into Nightmare Fuel, the fact that he got so angry that he just pushed one of the court's buildings down with what looks like a poke is just chuckle worthy.
  • Anthony's treatment of Annie isn't funny, but Ysengrin's blunt, perplexed reaction to it is. Part of this is due to contrast, as every other character so far has treated the matter with the utmost seriousness, while Ysengrin completely misses the point.
The Break Out
  • Antimony getting Renard back from Anthony is treated as a serious challenge, ending one chapter with her declaring she'll do it and the next chapter is entirely devoted to her efforts. She knocks on Anthony's door and asks for Renard, and before she can even finish her reasons why Anthony has handed him to her. End of chapter. In one page.
  • Followed by a tittering Coyote for the chapter's bonus page.
  • And then the next page with Tea in her Peace Walker PJs, clearly not expecting to do her meta thing, and scrambling for something as the artstyle devolves into basic sketches.
    "See this thing here is very important, you probably didn't notice earlier in the story but you'll be surprised when it comes back!" [strikes a pose to display... something that hasn't been drawn in yet. it's just a '?' ]
New Data Get it Together A Big Day
  • According to Parley, Eglamore is not a fan of Anthony.
    Eglamore: That guy is a silly sack of doo doo.
    • Antimony's reaction to learning of Eglamore's feelings shouldn't go unmentioned either.
    Antimony: Well I don't think it's any of my tell me everything right now.
Jeanne Red's Friend Gets A Name Too I Suppose
  • Red's attempt to name her friend can only be described as an Epic Fail of the highest caliber. First, she and Annie predictably decide on the name "Blue". Red panics about getting it wrong, and then sees her friend, who looks more like she's about to get married. Red spends an entire page playfully and panickedly insulting her in the most awkward sequence imaginable, which ends with her confessing that she's in love with "Blue". Her friend's reaction to this is about what you'd expect, and Red tries to play it off by saying that she really said Ayilu. Which is now her friend's name. Ayilu doesn't seem convinced, until Annie goes with it to try and save what remains of Red's dignity. Ayilu loves it. Her super-serious face is just the cherry on top of the disaster. Then she does all sorts of ritualistic things (like writing it on a piece of paper, folding it into an airplane, and throwing it out the window, writing it on a vase, and then smashing the vase, and writing it on another piece of paper and then burning it) that Annie assumes are fairy traditions, when Red interjects:
    Red: Huh? No. No idea what she's doing.
And Then Coyote Said...
  • After the title, something deep or significant is going to come, right? Wrong!
    Coyote: Let me tell you of the time I disguised myself as a dead goose in a bush next to a lake!
Get Lost
  • Because there was a death in Anja's family, Donny has to pull out of his planned expedition with Tony to Brazil. Surma impulsively decides to take his place. Anja and Donny are so shocked their pupils are visible.
  • When Surma and Tony reach their study base, she realizes that it's to study insects, not languages. This actually makes Tony laugh.
  • Tony asks Surma if she can burn a leaf, which she does, but get uncomfortable with him watching her do it. So he turns away from her and Surma, being Surma, uses the Ether to peek at Tony while she tries to burn the leaf again. Of course she fails.
  • After a long day of fieldwork, Surma completely passes out asleep. Apparently, one sip of a Klatchian Coffee is enough to wake her.

Other

  • From the forum:
  • From the Gunnerkrigg Patreon:
    • The highest goal, at $500,000 a month: "I will print and eat the entire comic."
    • The video is interspersed with random scenes such as:
      • Tom suddenly turns and points. "There he is!" The camera swings to show a person in a pigeon head mask, half-hidden behind a bush. The person runs away. Back to Tom, who shakes his head. "Beautiful."
      • Tom balances a feather on top of a bush with a look of concentration. "I've always had trouble with action scenes."

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