By Tom Siddell
Oh look, he turned a bridge into a bridge.
Aww...All Ysenote wanted was to make a nice inclined plane for the kids to slide down. How sweet of him!
Oh look: backchannel diplomatic access
The environment preservation team are going to have a /fit/ when they see this.
"I must say Coyote, what a marvelous job you did dividing the court from the forest! How ever did you think of the Annan waters?"
Coyote: "Oh, this old thing??" *SMASH*
Three panels, no words. Nice story-telling, Tom. So what now for the Annan waters?
Just like a bridge, only closer to the water
In retrospect, Tony probably knew what he was doing when he didn't want Annie to go into the forest anymore.
Oh, reminds me of California.
I... I'm not going to be be the only person making a "well, damn" joke here, am I...?
*sips tea* Well that can't be good.
So it looks like this isn't war. Just redefining the terms of engagement. Now the Court doesn't need to maintain that silly bridge!
Oh joyous.. he just created a dam, AND another sort of bridge.. until the waters overtop it, that is. Is THAT what he wanted? a Swimming hole?
Oooh, the river is partially blocked. This could be a problem... or at least a partial problem. ;) But if the physics of the Gunnerkrigg universe follow the same pattern as do physics in our universe, the water should just build up until it can flow over the blockage, and then the water will tend to sweep away the blockage, bit by bit.
Slow and steady wins the race ... also CAN´T BE GOOD.
The ravine seems way too narrow in the last panel. Unless you're going for that effect on purpose
Personally I think the old bridge was more convenient.
Please tell me he's not collapsing that entire gorge Coyote created so long ago.
FYI: I don't really think this is either Coyote or Ysengrin anymore. I now christen the fusion... Coyotegrin!
Pulverized. Still a bridge.
I like how the rubble gradiates between the earth and the concrete of the bridge. I just realized we never got to see what the bottom of the bridge looks like. Was it flat? Curved upwards? I guess we’ll never know... I like to imagine it was just a block of solid concrete.
"The water is wide, I cannot get over
Neither have I wings to fly..."
Fine. I didn't want to go to that stupid forest anyway.
Literally a Bridge over Troubled Water.
Here's where the unintended consequences start. Dammed river leading to floods and destruction on both banks. I wonder if Coyogrin will have enough sanity to realise that he's made things worse for everyone? Was that the lesson that Coyote was trying to teach Yssengrin about strength?
Oh dam. The young rabble rousers will now raise rubble....
That dam wolf!
I forget, its a river, right? So this should damn it... but it will overflow eventually.
The Coyote giveth, and the Coyote taketh away...
That is a flood waiting to happen.
Let me think... we've got a coyote, a wolf, and a fox... What's happened to Reynard?
Destroy the bridge up there to create a new one below plus a dam. Genius!
I'm guessing the whole river was dammed up, then. The perspective looks a bit off. Can't wait to see where this goes!
So my comment last time, wondering if the bridge rubble would dam the river? Yeah, I think that's... confirmed?
Wow. What will happen to the river know?
Huh. Looks like someone didn't do adequate slope failure and shear analysis in their geotechnical report. Didn't they account for supernatural beings when they calculated their factor of safety?
Well, dam. That's one big hole to fill.
Look! He made a bridge!
tic-toc... time is ticking for a certain wolf. Because the river water will rise and soon flood the little dam he built. Never underestimate the brute force of water.
i kind of want to eat the rocks
Stop predicting the news, Tom.
GOD. DAM. YOU.
...aaaaaaaaaaannnnd...cue the ominous, foreboding music...
Geez, what a mess. Who's going to clean all that up? I swear, inconsiderate wolf demigods are more trouble than they're worth.
A plot to cross the River Annan?
That is what Ysengrin?(Coyotegrin? Ysenoyote?) wanted to do. I had no idea.
I won't be the first, sure as hell won't be the last, but I gonna say it...
Oh my giddy aunt's buttocks, this cannot be a Good Thing...
(Much like said aunt's buttocks, tbh)
The bridge wasn't as sturdy as it looked. A few wrecking-ball type hits on the Forest side (I don't think the hand reached all over to the Court side) was sufficient to reduce the entire structure to fine rubble. I would think a few parts of the bridge would still stand.
O H N O .
The rubble dammed up the river. Creat8ng a makeshift LAND bridge.
Whether it was intentional and/or sheer luck, this could be a bad thing......
won't be a problem. if a trip to the forest was really necessary, Kat could probably make another gravity drive in a weekend. the very same type used in the science fair to demonstrate proteins in Zero-G. fascinating stuff.
If the water backs up too much it will flood the power station.
That... Can’t be good.
Time for an invasion?
Ooooh crap, that seems a mighty more convenient bridge for the glass eyed creatures than the last one
Well, that is less than ideal...
top ten wildst natural disasters
Oh “dam” it!
So... You could say that the river is dammed.
...my fair lady!
>Destroys bridge to separate from court
>rubble forms new bridge
ok, but accommodations for the forest critters that can’t scale vertical cliff faces?
A partial Dam. The rubble will cause the water to rise some on one side of the pile. But not all the way up to either side where the bridge was connected.
The water will not flow into the Forest or into the Court.
Still the wonder as to why Ysengrin do what he did.
I know Coyote is watching or maybe controling what is happening. But we will have to wait for the story to unfold.
Keep up the Great Work, Tom.
Epic "it all came tumbling down in a heartbeat" sequence. Might have been a nice touch to have a lamp post sticking out from the rubble somewhere.
Now the gorge will be a significant separating force again, with a nice little waterfall/rapids as a bonus.
In a few scenes we've seen both forest dwellers and court folks down along what were the banks of the river while the bridge was still there. The court people talked about the challenge of getting down there (flying machines and such) so there were no secret stairs or path. Noting the flashbacks, the question is: How did Ysengrin and that demon get down there on one occasion, or Ysengrin and Coyote on another? Cliff climbing? A tunnel or path in another place we haven't seen? Of course the way down for them now isn't quite so steep, though still formidable looking...
Oh hey, new bridge!
Dam it! Surf Wisely.
Not that effective an invasion route; you'd have to climb down one cliff and up the other. A Forest-built bridge spanning the chasm above (say, a gigantic tree trunk or tree branch) would be more useful.
So....the bridge is gone. The river is now crossable at the bottom...and it looks like a damn....backed up water.
This doesn't surprise me.
Oops, I see trouble mounting! Ma, the river she is rising! We gotta get out of here!
Finally! Another job for the Dam Busters!
Well isn't this just getting better and better
Look what you've done, Ysengrin, you've dammed us all!
I'm expecting to see a tic-toc very soon.
Hey, look, the bridge is fixed again, hooray!
Hm, without an erosion protected spillway, I don't think Ysengrin's new Lake Annan dam is likely to last all that long.
I want a Renard plushy. Especially since the character is basically one (albeit with powers).
Anaan water plugged
Ysengrin the vengeful and human-hater now has strength of a god
This is a good time for everyone. Yup.
I feel like there should have been a much bigger splash. Do I just not understand physics?
Whats with the green globs gooping down the crater? I don't think thats how forests work bud
First the bridge and now the river? I can’t handle two deaths in a single chapter.
this was all a large plan from the beginning so that the court could utilize power from dammed water
HEY! .. Put that back!
Damn. By which I mean dam
Why do I have a feeling that Annie will get blamed for this?
This seems to me that he's gonna build his own version of the bridge. Is this his way of beginning the new era that the Forest has now become more powerful than the Court?
Ysengrim doesn't dwell on previous contretemps with humans, it's all water under the b Oh.
And that's how they built Boulder Dam kids.
Based on the way this page is emphasizing that spot, methinks Coyogrin will appear at the shore there from behind the cloud of dust.
How many times am I gonna have to say "Oh shitttt!"
That's not good.
Now why dam up the river? Is this related to the Court's water-based etheric experiments? Is he trying to build a land bridge between the forest and the Court?
There are a lot of angles still in play, but many of them depend on whether it is Coyote or Ysengrin who is in control. If Ysengrin is an independent god, I'm leaning toward the direct bridge to the Court, but if Coyote is playing the dead goose in a bush in a lake, then ...I have more thinking to do.
You done forked up now, Ysengrin.
No worries, erosion will fix things back to normal in a few hundred years.
Dam! I said it first! YsenYote will be able to cannonball there soon!