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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    I'm trying to pinpoint exactly at which point in the last 15 years of reading Gunnerkrigg Court three times a week I lost track of what was actually going on.

    "Maybe it will all become clear next week"

    I find my interest ebbs and flows with one brilliant sling bringing me back. This has my full attention.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    klemming wrote: »
    milski wrote: »
    klemming wrote: »

    This line of concern is so much pettier and less interesting than “wait, what if her mind wipes while we’re dating?”

    Well she didnt mimd wipe over a break up she experienced the horrors of war

    Including the loss of her first human lover maybe?
    If you don't remember something, you don't know exactly what you don't remember.

    Please recall that Bubbles’s memories were not “lost” - she wished to temporarily suppress them, because PTSD and grief were destroying her life, so she could get to a better place to process them. She chose the wrong black market memory hacker though, who through incompetence or malice ended up deleting them and then replaced them with kill-code as insurance. Then pretended the procedure went perfectly and used the (non-existent) unlock keys to effectively enslave a high-performance war-bot as her personal bodyguard and mechanic.

    Then Faye arrived.

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited May 29
    Gunnerkrig has an eerie quality to it where I’m never sure if something is actually happening or not. Has the story progressed? Will some lore be divulged? I’m not sure but look over there it’s Jones I love them.

    Like, a lot has gone on, in the ways lives do, but this chapter could honestly be leading up to an endgame or the last page might be a joke at Kat’s expense or a just a cute moment with Reynard.

    In terms of story telling if we say K6BD is swiftly ascending to the heavens, Gunnerkrig is the tending of a English garden. It cuts, it plants, it waits, enjoys the bloom but ultimately seems happy to move on to the next bit of the garden without making anything final.

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  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Gunnerkrig has to me become a story about Kat's slow ascension to godhood. Everything else is just flavor around that.

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  • notyanotya Registered User regular
    Aistan wrote: »
    Gunnerkrig has to me become a story about Kat's slow ascension to godhood. Everything else is just flavor around that.

    It's definitely the MOST interesting plot point. Annie aint cutting it.

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  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    klemming wrote: »

    ugh, I _finally_ got the "unleavened dimensions" joke

  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited May 29
    Annie is half fire elemental half very boring, it’s true.

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Annie is half fire elemental half daddy issues, it’s true.

    Fixed that for you.

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  • Quantum TigerQuantum Tiger Half Pam/Half Garf/All Lovin Where all your dreams come true!Registered User regular
    But, how did they time travel? Was that something Kat created or something that happened to them?

    The whole conversation leading up to this is Kat talking about how the impossible things she keeps seeing leads to to great discoveries, and that there being upward of two time travelling copies of Annie have led her to this

    She's recreated Loup's work with Annie in bird form. WAS THIS COYOTE'S PLAN ALL ALONG.

    Well, not the bird shape. That part is 100% Kat.

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  • GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    I like antimony a lot.

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    It is a handsome birb

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    edited May 29
    But, how did they time travel? Was that something Kat created or something that happened to them?

    The whole conversation leading up to this is Kat talking about how the impossible things she keeps seeing leads to to great discoveries, and that there being upward of two time travelling copies of Annie have led her to this

    She's recreated Loup's work with Annie in bird form. WAS THIS COYOTE'S PLAN ALL ALONG.

    Well, not the bird shape. That part is 100% Kat.

    I still don’t think Coyote plans as much as people think. He’s merely such a god he can’t end up on the losing side. He’s like a chess player teaching an opponent whatever he likes, and adding new pieces and taking them away whenever he likes.

    I do not for a second think he has to abide by his death and can just pop back in whenever, and strip Loup of power which is still his, and always was. If anything he’s set up a way for the heroes to undo it because that’s a better story, and Coyote is sustained by his own stories.

    Edit: Which is maybe why he’s setting up Kat as his opposition?

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    Gundi wrote: »
    I like antimony a lot.

    The cast of GK is very good, its easily one of the best webcomics out there

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  • klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    Mr_Rose wrote: »
    klemming wrote: »
    milski wrote: »
    klemming wrote: »

    This line of concern is so much pettier and less interesting than “wait, what if her mind wipes while we’re dating?”

    Well she didnt mimd wipe over a break up she experienced the horrors of war

    Including the loss of her first human lover maybe?
    If you don't remember something, you don't know exactly what you don't remember.

    Please recall that Bubbles’s memories were not “lost” - she wished to temporarily suppress them, because PTSD and grief were destroying her life, so she could get to a better place to process them. She chose the wrong black market memory hacker though, who through incompetence or malice ended up deleting them and then replaced them with kill-code as insurance. Then pretended the procedure went perfectly and used the (non-existent) unlock keys to effectively enslave a high-performance war-bot as her personal bodyguard and mechanic.

    Then Faye arrived.

    And nothing in that says that part of the PTSD and guilt could have had nothing to do with losing a lover into the bargain.
    Faye's stated issue is 'what if'. It doesn't need to have really happened, it just needs to have possibly happened.

    Nobody remembers the singer. The song remains.
  • djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    In today's XKCD, for a change, some math:

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  • Moth 13Moth 13 Volcaregular Registered User regular
    edited May 29


    Kill One Angel
    If you're going to kill someone publicly and violently there is no excuse for looking terrible
    “Enyis reached the city of Golden Flowing Water, which was at the time the most brutal domain in the world. For spitting in public there, one could lose a finger. It was a thirsty, conquering city that took many slaves, enjoyed the whip, and worshiped the sword.

    Enyis was surprised to find the streets sparkling clean and orderly. The buildings were well constructed, airy, and it was scattered with well tended gardens redolent with many colorful flowers.

    ‘They must enrapture you with splendor,’ said the Boar King, who had noticed Enyis’ confusion. ‘Otherwise, you might look down and notice the blood-matted beast who shoulders this city, and your mind will fill with unpleasant truths.'”

    – Enyis and the Fivefold Sword

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Ask me about my scrotalist agenda Registered User regular
    Hey, is that the first we've seen of Solomon's wives?

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    In today's XKCD, for a change, some math:

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    Not making this asymmetrical seems like a missed opportunity.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Moth 13 wrote: »


    Kill One Angel
    If you're going to kill someone publicly and violently there is no excuse for looking terrible
    “Enyis reached the city of Golden Flowing Water, which was at the time the most brutal domain in the world. For spitting in public there, one could lose a finger. It was a thirsty, conquering city that took many slaves, enjoyed the whip, and worshiped the sword.

    Enyis was surprised to find the streets sparkling clean and orderly. The buildings were well constructed, airy, and it was scattered with well tended gardens redolent with many colorful flowers.

    ‘They must enrapture you with splendor,’ said the Boar King, who had noticed Enyis’ confusion. ‘Otherwise, you might look down and notice the blood-matted beast who shoulders this city, and your mind will fill with unpleasant truths.'”

    – Enyis and the Fivefold Sword

    that last frame is extremely the vibe of that one kanye music video

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    that last frame is extremely the vibe of that one kanye music video
    No one man should have all that power
    The clock's tickin', I just count the hours
    Stop trippin' I'm trippin' off the power
    'Til then, fuck that, the world's ours

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  • TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    God the suspense is killing me.

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  • GundiGundi Serious Bismuth Registered User regular
    It's interesting note with the possible exception of his honor guard (the armor makes identifying any characteristics difficult) it seems like there really are no women at all in positions of authority in his empire. It's leaning more and more into it.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    klemming wrote: »
    Mr_Rose wrote: »
    klemming wrote: »
    milski wrote: »
    klemming wrote: »

    This line of concern is so much pettier and less interesting than “wait, what if her mind wipes while we’re dating?”

    Well she didnt mimd wipe over a break up she experienced the horrors of war

    Including the loss of her first human lover maybe?
    If you don't remember something, you don't know exactly what you don't remember.

    Please recall that Bubbles’s memories were not “lost” - she wished to temporarily suppress them, because PTSD and grief were destroying her life, so she could get to a better place to process them. She chose the wrong black market memory hacker though, who through incompetence or malice ended up deleting them and then replaced them with kill-code as insurance. Then pretended the procedure went perfectly and used the (non-existent) unlock keys to effectively enslave a high-performance war-bot as her personal bodyguard and mechanic.

    Then Faye arrived.

    And nothing in that says that part of the PTSD and guilt could have had nothing to do with losing a lover into the bargain.
    Faye's stated issue is 'what if'. It doesn't need to have really happened, it just needs to have possibly happened.

    Not saying either way. I was more addressing the hypothetical that milski put forward, that seemed to imply that what happened was accidental or likely to happen again.

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Gundi wrote: »
    It's interesting note with the possible exception of his honor guard (the armor makes identifying any characteristics difficult) it seems like there really are no women at all in positions of authority in his empire. It's leaning more and more into it.

    Yeah. Solomon David is 100% "Women need to be protected" (which in reality means "be decorative and excluded from power").

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    One day, in a few thousand years, some archaeologists are going to unearth a hard disk with the fragmentary remains of someone’s complete archive of K6BD and get some very strange ideas about religion in the year 2050.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    Mr_Rose wrote: »
    One day, in a few thousand years, some archaeologists are going to unearth a hard disk with the fragmentary remains of someone’s complete archive of K6BD and get some very strange ideas about religion in the year 2050.

    They should be so lucky.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Ol' Salami Dave, at it again I see.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Ol' Salami Dave, at it again I see.

    the salami might be old but it's incredibly potent

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  • ElaroElaro Mister No Fun AllowedRegistered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    Cambiata wrote: »
    Ol' Salami Dave, at it again I see.

    the salami might be old but it's incredibly potent

    Isn't that usually how it goes?

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    Hey, is that the first we've seen of Solomon's wives?

    Where is one of his wives?

  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    Hey, is that the first we've seen of Solomon's wives?

    Where is one of his wives?

    Presumably the women in the VIP balconies all around Alyson&Cio in frame 1.

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  • Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    Hey, is that the first we've seen of Solomon's wives?

    Where is one of his wives?

    Presumably on the sides of the balcony cio and Alice are on.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    The Salami Sons are not into it

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Hobnail wrote: »
    The Salami Sons are not into it

    They've seen the murdering before.
    Wouldn't be surprised if him raising shitloads of sons and then the sons growing old is somehow a condition for Salami Daves immortality.

    Or if he has to be in careful internal balance or something, so that the slightest scratch on his swole body will cause him to explode (the ultimate glass cannon).

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  • Void SlayerVoid Slayer Very Suspicious Registered User regular
    I am assuming Kat only ever made one bird and just time copied it, maybe she figured out something bad happens with that?

    Maybe she has to send one of the annies back to the future or something?

    I guess this does make Ysengeim right about the forest having a legitimate complaint about the bird robot being on the forest side all those chapters ago.

    He's a shy overambitious dog-catcher on the wrong side of the law. She's an orphaned psychic mercenary with the power to bend men's minds. They fight crime!
  • WearingglassesWearingglasses Of the friendly neighborhood variety Registered User regular
    Moth 13 wrote: »


    Kill One Angel
    If you're going to kill someone publicly and violently there is no excuse for looking terrible
    “Enyis reached the city of Golden Flowing Water, which was at the time the most brutal domain in the world. For spitting in public there, one could lose a finger. It was a thirsty, conquering city that took many slaves, enjoyed the whip, and worshiped the sword.

    Enyis was surprised to find the streets sparkling clean and orderly. The buildings were well constructed, airy, and it was scattered with well tended gardens redolent with many colorful flowers.

    ‘They must enrapture you with splendor,’ said the Boar King, who had noticed Enyis’ confusion. ‘Otherwise, you might look down and notice the blood-matted beast who shoulders this city, and your mind will fill with unpleasant truths.'”

    – Enyis and the Fivefold Sword

    Damn, each knight shown has a different helmet stylings, esp the helmet brims, and if detail allows it, shoulder pad/armor detail are also different.

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  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    This has GOT to be the chapter where the other demiurges realize that Alison is the true heir so it’s only right that Solomon would be the most sexist.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    This has GOT to be the chapter where the other demiurges realize that Alison is the true heir so it’s only right that Solomon would be the most sexist.

    The demiurges just don’t care, really.

    They care about what happens if one of them gets the key and Jagganoth specifically but otherwise they don’t really care.

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  • RaveRave Registered User regular
    I just started reading Kill Six Billion Demons and i'm ashamed it has taken me this long to start it.

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