Gunnerkrigg Court:

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1 MetaFour30th Sep 2007 08:49:18 PM from the edge of the sun
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Who else here is a fan? I know I'm not the only one 'round these parts.

Spoilers ahoy, I guess.

So, the Summer Holiday (and the hiatus) is over, so the next chapter should bring the start of our heroines' second year at Gunnerkrigg. Tomorrow (or tonight, depending on your time zone) we get the chapter 15 title page! (This update schedule is killing me. I hope Tom builds up enough of a buffer that he can start updating every weekday.) Will Kat start working on Robot's new body? Will Annie begin her classes with Parley and Smith? Will Anthony's absence be a source of awkwardness and tension? Will Reynardine continue being nicer, or will he revert to being a Smug Snake?

So many questions, so few answers!

EDIT: And the Ch 15 title page is up at Drunk Duck. (The main site will be updated in a few hours.)

Kinda forboding. Makes me think that blood will be spilled this chapter. Hmm, there were lots of parallels between ch 7 and 14, so maybe this chapter is going to parallel ch 8. There was blood in that chapter.

And the bismuth symbol shows up again. I guess that means those scissors are school property.

edited Sat, 20 Sep 2008 19:31:53 PM by MetaFour

2 JapaneseTeeth1st Oct 2007 12:44:00 PM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
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Maybe robot's new body will go berserk or something. Maybe try to recover it's arm from that room where the cherry tree was. The classes with Parlay and Smith should be interesting...Maybe they'll see that ghost girl with the sword that attacked Annie. Reynardine is a wildcard, really. And yeah, the scissors are ominous.
3 MetaFour3rd Oct 2007 12:48:29 AM from the edge of the sun
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[308] is up.

Annie's looking forward to Kat's return. Except for her and Shadow2, the halls seem completely empty. And Annie is barefoot and without makeup.

Annie seems to be having no trouble with running now. Has Annie been running to improve her stamina since ch 12? Or is she just skipping?

The comparison between Gunnerkrigg and Good Hope is interesting, unfortunately we don't know enough about Good Hope to really draw any conclusions. Though I can't help but wonder if Good Hope had a creepy forest at its back doorstep.
4 JapaneseTeeth3rd Oct 2007 12:16:37 PM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
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Is it just me or has Annie got taller? And why isn't she wearing shoes? At least shadow 2 can talk now. If Good Hope did have a creepy forrest behind it, well that's just bad planning. Next to a schoo, sure, but a hospital? What I want to know is if Annie has been learning how to make better use of her medium abilities. Maybe we'll see what was up with that sword-ghost.
5 MetaFour5th Oct 2007 12:15:04 AM from the edge of the sun
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Wow.

That. Is. A. Huge. Room. We've already seen that the Court is massive, but this is... You can't even see the walls.

Or maybe the walls are just painted matte black.
6 JapaneseTeeth5th Oct 2007 12:34:24 PM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
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Knowing how big Gunnerkrigg is, I wouldn't be surprised if it was just really big. Although having rooms-within-a-room seems a bit excessive. Seriously, it's no wonder we never see any other students around, each class probably has their own borough or something. Who the heck finances this place? It must cost a ton.
(weaving)
It's probably bigger on the inside or something.
SHIKI is dead.
8 MetaFour6th Oct 2007 01:53:18 PM from the edge of the sun
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Considering that they already have artificial environments and HardLight simulations, that's not too much of a stretch.
9 MetaFour8th Oct 2007 12:16:14 AM from the edge of the sun
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That's really sweet.

So Rey's back in his plushy form. And that's quite a view Annie's got from her room.

JapaneseTeeth wrote:
"Although having rooms-within-a-room seems a bit excessive. Seriously, it's no wonder we never see any other students around, each class probably has their own borough or something. Who the heck finances this place? It must cost a ton.
There's a theory bouncing around the GC forum that the entire Court grew, much like the Tic Toc in the canyon. So rather than being built by humans, it was colonized. Hence the students' bizarre dorms.
10 JapaneseTeeth8th Oct 2007 12:13:05 PM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
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Interesting. Explains why going over that gorge is such a big deal. The forest would be overgrown by buildings. Almost like entropy in reverse.
11 MetaFour10th Oct 2007 12:22:40 AM from the edge of the sun
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[311]

I'm calling Chekhov's Gun on that mask. If nothing else, it ties in with the emphasis on eyes.

I'm liking Annie's new hair more (assuming this is another change in hairstyle and not just, say, wet hair from a morning shower). Scratch that, her hair looks enough different; I think her hair was wet on the last few pages and now it's drying.
12 MetaFour12th Oct 2007 12:10:05 AM from the edge of the sun
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[312]

The elephant in the room is mentioned.

Sounds like quite an exciting summer at Gunnerkrigg.
13 JapaneseTeeth12th Oct 2007 05:53:33 PM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
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Interesting indeed. Yeah, that mask is going to come up later. Most likely so will that jar of paper stars. I wonder how long it will be before Reynardine jumps in the conversation. I want to know what he, Annie, and Shadow 2 were up to all summer.

(nice sig quote, btw)
14 MetaFour12th Oct 2007 09:13:35 PM from the edge of the sun
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Summer holiday was six weeks long. Poor Annie was making those stars the entire time.

As for Reynardine, we know that girl talk bores him, and the last time he interrupted one of Kat and Annie's conversations with a rude comment, he ended up unable to talk for a full week. So if he doesn't have something positive to add, it's in his best interests to keep his mouth shut.

On the other hand, I suspect (based on nothing) that Rey knows something about Anthony. And he could decide to share that, either to be nice or to trick Annie into trusting him. So it could go either way!

(Thanks. I take it you're a Jars fan?)
15 MetaFour15th Oct 2007 12:09:53 AM from the edge of the sun
16 JapaneseTeeth15th Oct 2007 06:14:35 AM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
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Don't you normally need fingers to do that?
17 Æshtær15th Oct 2007 05:37:50 PM from through your monitor
No-one
Plenty of obscene gestures don't require fingers, for example whatever this is.
18 MetaFour15th Oct 2007 08:46:21 PM from the edge of the sun
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Æshtær wrote:
"Plenty of obscene gestures don't require fingers, for example whatever this is.
I'm pretty sure that's exactly what Rey's doing.

Although when I first read it, I thought he was flipping her off, Strong Bad style.
19 JapaneseTeeth16th Oct 2007 10:07:22 PM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
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Wow someone besides me and Meta4 posted here! Yeah, I noticed the actual gesture shortly after I posted. And yeah, the Strong Bad style bird crossed my mind too.
20 Æshtær16th Oct 2007 10:09:49 PM from through your monitor
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WilliamWideWeb wrote:
"It's probably bigger on the inside or something.

Although do you know any other good arc-based webcomics? Gunnerkrigg is the only one I can think of ([ww=1/0]that's still going...).
21 Tangent12815th Jan 2008 05:32:36 PM from Virginia , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Agh! Lost page of discussion here...

Well, seems that critter thing is fire. Kid played with it, burned the house down. And died. Or something.
Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?
22 MetaFour28th Jan 2008 12:13:48 AM from the edge of the sun
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Awesome news: Gunnerkrigg Court is getting published. The first 14 chapters in a ~300-page hardcover volume, for about US$25. No word yet whether it will be available outside the US.

Today's page: Somehow, Dhoo's words aren't very reassuring.
23 Tangent12828th Jan 2008 10:52:57 AM from Virginia , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Meta4 wrote:
"Awesome news: Gunnerkrigg Court is getting published. The first 14 chapters in a ~300-page hardcover volume, for about US$25.

Wow. I'll need to look into that...
Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?
24 MetaFour30th Jan 2008 12:48:57 AM from the edge of the sun
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[359] Interesting, even someone on a first-name basis with Death doesn't know very much about the afterlife.

Whatever the similarities between Martin's and Sword Girl's situations, Sword Girl must have been a more severe case (otherwise the Guides would have just brought a medium and the situation would have resolved itself).
25 Tangent12830th Jan 2008 10:38:06 AM from Virginia , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Alas, Sword Girl's unlikely to be revisited this chapter... 27 pages already.
Do you highlight everything looking for secret messages?

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