Within the first week of my attendance [at Gunnerkrigg Court], I began noticing a number of strange occurrences. The most prevalent of these oddities being the fact that I seemed to have obtained a second shadow.
— Antimony, "The Shadow and the Robot"
After further questioning, I was able to ascertain that my new friend, whom I imaginatively titled Shadow 2, was unable to exist any place without shade.
— Antimony, "The Shadow and the Robot"
Annie's narration: There was only one sensible resolution to this problem.
Antimony: I must construct a robotic walking device which will provide you with transit across the bridge!
SECRET TRAIN TO LARGE ANIMAL HOLDING CELLS
Very Hush Hush, You Know.
— Sign on Train, "Reynardine"
Mort: And how did you know that girl didn't like clowns?
Antimony: Nobody likes clowns.
"We all eat a handful of dirt before we die, Annie. Who cares if it tastes like cherries?"
— Kat, "A Handful of Dirt"
Kat: Look! I got some toys so you won't be lonely.
Renard: What?! Reynardine the Great does not play with dolls!
Annie: Yes, well, we'll see Reynardine the Great after class. Have fun.
9 Hours Later
Renard: I agree, Professor Oswald, the hyacinths have been fairly lethargic this year.
Renard: Oh Lord strike me down!
Annie: Hello. I would like to enter, please.
Door Guard: Robots onl... What's that on your head?
Annie: These are my antennas, because clearly I am a robot.
Door Guard: Oh! Well... it's true that some robots have antennas... hmm...
Annie: Also robots never lie.
Door Guard: Hey, you're right! Come on in friends!
Annie: We're looking for a particular robot. A... fellow robot. Because we are also robots.
Door Guard: Administration is right down that way.
Renard: Your powers of deception and trickery are bewildering, child.
— "Mainly Involves Robots" (Continues on next page)
Annie: This could take some time. It might be better if we ran.
Caption: A disappointingly short time later.
Annie: Huff... huff... huff...
Annie: Okay, Reynardine, can you try to use my lockpicks to open...
Renard: CRASH [Smashes glass]
Annie: Oh. Well, there you are then.
Annie: Oh, I do so dislike alarms.
1st Guard Robot: Halt! [...] No I said halt not "run away"!
2nd Guard Robot: Maybe they didn't understand. Say it again!
Annie: Robot, I'm so sorry I caused you all this trouble. should have told you to come back after you crossed the bridge.
Robot: Don't apologize. You see, you gave me something I'd never had before. You gave me a choice.
Annie: Well then! If you will excuse me. I have to... find... a... book. [Glances away] [Leaves hurriedly]
Alistair: She's not very subtle, is she?
"Congratulations to those who figured this out. In my mind I am picturing a dart board with every available space riddled with darts."
— Tom Siddell, "A Week for Kat"
Kat: Hehe! Check out how cute this guy is!
Annie: Kat, that's an ornithological journal.
Two interesting things happened on this day.
The first was the end of the school year.
And the second was when a god emerged from Gillitie Wood.
We'll come to the latter in a moment.
— Narration, "The Fangs of Summertime"
Coyote: What game is this, Surma? Why are they saying you are dead? [...] You look much younger than before.
Annie: Surma was my mother.
Coyote: You're her daughter?! Hahaha! Eglamore you hound!
Eglamore: ...Carver is the girl's father.
Coyote: Oh! In that case, how awkward! Hahaha!
— "The Fangs of Summertime" (Continues on next page)
Ysengrin: You should admire this body Lord Coyote has gifted me with, Renard. Now the very trees of Gillitie are under my comand!
Renard: I tremble in the presence of your terrifying skills of gardening, Ysengrin.
"Those guys in panel 4 are not Aly, and they are not Annie's dad in disguise, nor are they the girl from the photo, or transgendered clones of Annie's mom sent back in time to act as spies."
— Tom Siddell, "A Ghost Story"
Antimony: I've noticed an odd duality while I've been at the Court. In the subjects taught, the students, and... things... that happen.
Jones: For a school of science, there is much that science does not explain.
"Dear readers, this comic is still a work of fiction."
— Tom Siddell, "The Medium Beginning"
Antimony: Not many people would get excited by a large, empty room.
Kat: It may be empty but it's full of potential!
Kat: You gotta let me examine that thing one day, Annie. Figure out how it burns some things and not others.
Reynardine: It behaves that way because she wills it so. That's how a blinker stone works!
Kat: That doesn't explain anything!
Reynardine: It explains enough, doesn't it?
Kat: Ugh! That's a terrible ethic!
"The Court isn't a big monster that does as it pleases. Es a collection of people. Working to do what they think is right. And, over time, other people see what is wrong, what mistakes were made, and work hard to fix them. I cry too, when I find this place. But I ask to help. To change things and make them better."
— Paz, "A Bad Start"
Kat: I know! I could construct a robotic throwing device which will provide the stone with transit to the river's edge!
Antimony: What an... odd thing to say.
"See the mighty trees, the strong bones of my body!
The rustling of the leaves is my laughter!
The swaying grass is the hair on my back!
The rocks and stones, powerful teeth of mine!
My blood, the water coursing through the land!
My ever watching eyes, the sun...