Webcomic Gunnerkrigg Court Discussion

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06:28:09 AM Aug 26th 2015
Mind Screw is listed twice on the page: under Narrative/Themes, and under Meta. So where should it actually go?
03:35:38 AM Sep 7th 2015
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I would say erase the Mind Screw from Meta and put it in Setting under Eldritch Location. I made the modification, feel free to change it if you have a better idea.
01:26:30 PM Jan 2nd 2015
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Ever since Tom began doing breaks in between years (starting at year 2), he's had an "announcement page" explaining what's going to happen during the break and when it will end. Each features the white-haired girl (who probably has a name, but I don't know it) and a brown-haired boy, whose face is never shown. I don't know what the appropriate trope would be, besides The Faceless. It seems like something should apply here, but I'm not sure. I didn't see anything about it under "Meta" but I might be looking in the wrong place.
01:45:13 AM Mar 17th 2014
In Surma's character entry. We have the fact that Surma (and thus the court) found out that Coyote desperately wanted to give Reynard his power. So they flagged renard as a threat and she tried to seduce him to their side, into the court where they could keep him out of the forest. Given that renard is simply not taking coyote's power implies that he was refusing it and that coyote couldn't convince him.

however this actually DROVE him into Coyote's eager embrace, he gave power to renard so he could get a body to live with Surma. it's not apparent yet whether coyote manipulated this situation into happening BUT

Surma's solution to getting Renard to not take coyote's power made him take coyoto's power...so my question is this.

Which trope should I put into her page?

unwitting instigator of doom? Nice job breaking it hero?
03:45:55 PM Aug 22nd 2013
This is kind o late, but Paz and Kat just had a great example of a Coming Out Story. Maybe add if trope if no objections?
01:29:15 PM Aug 17th 2013
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I think there's a slight issue with the bolded part here (emphasis mine):

Antimony Carver begins classes at the eponymous U.K. Boarding School, and soon notices that strange events are happening: a shadow creature follows her around; a robot calls her "Mommy"; a Rogat Orjak smashes in the dormitory roof; odd birds, ticking like clockwork, stand guard in out-of-the-way places. Stranger still, in the middle of all this, Annie remains calm and polite to a fault.

Now, Robot doesn't seem to be an example of the trope Potholed there. As far as we know, he was specifically created to be a robot, and as far as we can tell was created in a standard manner. Is there some reason it counts, or is it a case of Square Peg, Round Trope?
03:44:08 PM May 23rd 2013
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I always thought the "Every symbol is significant" caption was a meaningless tautology, or at least too nebulous for a text-less image designed to stand on its own merit. I replaced it with a 2001: A Space Odyssey allusion, but it could just as easily have no caption.
03:42:10 PM Aug 22nd 2013
I think that it was a good choice of picture and that the caption described it accurately.
02:22:46 AM Sep 23rd 2013
Actually I think the old one fits the new image just as well if not better. On Kat's side of the image, on the far upper left, there is an object that looks to be two wheels connected to each other and covered in etchings of eyes. That is actually a depiction of a Biblical Angel, more specifically one called Thrones, associated with Daniel 7:9. " f the four, eye-covered wheels (each composed of two nested wheels), that move next to the winged Cherubim, beneath the throne of God. The four wheels move with the Cherubim because the spirit of the Cherubim is in them." Essentially, every single thing in that image is extremely significant, and was chosen by Tom for a very good reason. The hard part is deciphering them all.
02:53:55 AM Sep 23rd 2013
The wheels aren't actually covered in animal eyes; they're the circuit symbols for light-dependent resistors.
09:53:52 PM Jun 4th 2012
Nightmare Fuel page please.
12:31:46 AM Jun 5th 2012
Go ahead and create it yourself at this link. Feel free to pull the (large) NF entry off the YMMV tab.
04:41:18 PM May 17th 2012
About the Getting Crap Past the Radar entry... is that valid, considering this is an indie webcomic and thus has no censorship? Although, Tom did say he tries to make it kid friendly...
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