Chapter 60: Page 11

Kat is the etheric party pooper.
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I WANNA KNOW WHAT ANNIE'S SEEING! also merry gunnerkriggmas, every one

7 Dec 2016 | 12:02 AM

I love Kat's disappointed face. :)

7 Dec 2016 | 12:04 AM

She can't describe it and Tom can't draw it. That's how amazing it is!

7 Dec 2016 | 12:04 AM


7 Dec 2016 | 12:12 AM
cat plush

That would be because you're a higher dimensional spooky mecha angel, Kat. It's not folding etheric reality to you, but for the rest of us it's pretty mind-blowing~~~

7 Dec 2016 | 12:13 AM

Poor Kat. She needs to make an etheric camera for Annie to carry around.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:18 AM

And so of course we too like Kat shall see none of the "cool Stuff"

7 Dec 2016 | 12:19 AM

I'm thinking that because Kat, on a fundamental level, doesn't agree with the "it just works" nature of the ether, what she sees, what her mind can comprehend of it, stripped down to its most basic level, but not necessarily what is actually there. Either that, or she has a hidden talent, that allows her to see through any kind of etherical deception, to the core of what's happening…

7 Dec 2016 | 12:19 AM

The awesome made mundane! It's like the least exciting superpower possible, the Power of Banality!

7 Dec 2016 | 12:21 AM

This is cheating Mr. Siddell. You have to show us what Annie's seeing. Please?

7 Dec 2016 | 12:26 AM

Poor Kat.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:26 AM

Kat should be happy, it would frustrate her to no end.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:28 AM

I can identify with Kat right now.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:34 AM

Tom, you're such a tease.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:35 AM

Sometimes I feel like Kat, too. Like when I'm around a bunch of kids that believe in Santa, or something. On the other hand, even if it sometimes spoils the fun, it's pretty cool to know enough science and mechanics and stuff to be able to actually tell what's going on instead of just looking at it 'cause it looks crazy. I'm pretty sure Kat gets a lot more out of looking at computer chips than Annie does.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:40 AM

Because you're the cool stuff, Kat ^_^

7 Dec 2016 | 12:40 AM

Because, Kat. You ARE the cool stuff.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:44 AM

It must really suck to have no imagination.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:47 AM

Not just you, Kat. Not just you.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:52 AM

Hahaha! Poor Kat!

7 Dec 2016 | 12:53 AM

On the flip side, being boring means things get done.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:56 AM

I feel cheated. :/

7 Dec 2016 | 1:12 AM

I feel Kat would know how to pick a lock.

7 Dec 2016 | 1:20 AM

But I bet that we will get to see this incredible thing, right? ... Right???

7 Dec 2016 | 1:24 AM

Hahaha, I love this stuff. A+ comic.

7 Dec 2016 | 1:24 AM

It's OKay, sweetie. Kat, YOU _are_ the cool stuff. Paz needs to give you extra kisses tonight. Well, tonight. And always.

7 Dec 2016 | 1:26 AM
anni (2)

could she not just do it with her eyes shut, by feel? Or is that affected too?

7 Dec 2016 | 1:27 AM

I'm thinking it looks something along the lines of: "HR Geiger's Big Book of where Babies come from- tinfoil collage edition"

7 Dec 2016 | 1:40 AM

Last panel: my thoughts exactly.

7 Dec 2016 | 1:45 AM

Oh man, I want to see this from Annie's perspective so badly!

7 Dec 2016 | 1:56 AM
bob bot

Kat is a cute!

7 Dec 2016 | 2:06 AM

So... I finally got it. Kat is like that sober person who watches after everybody else who takes LSD or some other hallusinogenic sunbstance. That panel six and seven can totally be taken away from this story context and people would regard this comic a bit... different.

7 Dec 2016 | 2:09 AM

So this is what life must be like for a very creative and a very pragmatic person :D

7 Dec 2016 | 2:10 AM

It's for the best that she usually doesn't, as Christianity shows, a humble Deity is the best kind, and her lack of self awareness keeps her power from going to her head. Anyway, I have seen enough Giger art to get a good idea as to what Annie is seeing....unfortunately. That crap scares the patooki out of me. Not that Kat's appearance is her fault. Perhaps if she can teach her AI worshippers to encode Phi as integral to their developing sense of aesthetics, they can then reimagine her goddess form into something more pleasing to organic minds, and less something like HR Giger might have sculpted from the rusty parts of an old super computer.

7 Dec 2016 | 2:20 AM

I hope we DON'T get to see Annie's perspective of the lockpicking. I know Tom set it up nicely with the giant mecha goddess and the gears throughout the maze but I'd rather imagine/laugh at Annie's face and the silliness of the situation.

7 Dec 2016 | 2:22 AM

This is hilarious xD I do hope we get to see Annie's point of view on this scene by the end of the chapter though!

7 Dec 2016 | 2:24 AM

I swear this is cheating so you don't have to draw what Annie sees. *grumble grumble grumble but to be honest it is seriously funny how Kat is just breaking Annie's mind doing something that, for Annie's mind, is completely impossible. Also, I just had your first three books delivered the other day. now my boyfriend and his flatmate are fighting over who gets to read them. Love the comics.

7 Dec 2016 | 2:29 AM

Ha ha ... Very funny way of breaking the fourth wall.

7 Dec 2016 | 2:31 AM

Let's play a guessing game of "How best to describe what Kat is doing"! My vote is "It's like the freak offspring of a rusty mannequin and a squid is frenching David Bowie's goblin kingdom"

7 Dec 2016 | 2:34 AM

The rest of the comic will be Kat doing ordinary household tasks while Annie is in a constant state of amazement

7 Dec 2016 | 2:37 AM

We need to see what Annie's seeing. Please.

7 Dec 2016 | 2:38 AM

Every party needs a pooper, and that's why they invited you party pooper

7 Dec 2016 | 2:40 AM

I really hope we get some other perspective next page.

7 Dec 2016 | 2:47 AM

Can we gat some non-Kat-abstaracted pages soon, the suspence is killing me!

7 Dec 2016 | 2:50 AM

She's no Humper Humperdink though.

7 Dec 2016 | 3:00 AM

Having gone back and read the RotD chapter last night, I realised how big of a deal Kat's anti-ether, ultra-rational viewpoint is. I also realised how funny it is, in the very typical Tom way

7 Dec 2016 | 3:08 AM

I would love to see this scene from Annie's perspective, not just the simplicity of kat's. kinda like the scene of "But it's my room..."

7 Dec 2016 | 3:11 AM

kat's just casually blowing her mind, no problem

7 Dec 2016 | 3:14 AM
Trust me.

You guys have NO IDEA what you're missing. Its amazing, like wow!

7 Dec 2016 | 3:31 AM

Tom, stop being a lazy arse and show us !

7 Dec 2016 | 3:32 AM

The sad thing is that we don't get so see what she is seeing.

7 Dec 2016 | 3:36 AM

What wouldn't I give to see those pages from her perspective!

7 Dec 2016 | 3:36 AM
Crimson Wyverary

I laughed so hard when I read this page. XD

7 Dec 2016 | 3:37 AM

Man, why don't we get to see the cool stuff

7 Dec 2016 | 3:42 AM

Kat it is because you are made of the cool stuff

7 Dec 2016 | 3:44 AM

Okay, you have to show us what Annie is seeing, it's only right

7 Dec 2016 | 3:44 AM

Now how will this be described to her later...

7 Dec 2016 | 3:48 AM

Tom escapes the cruel chore of drawing yet another panel in this text-based adventure.

7 Dec 2016 | 3:49 AM
Rafael Cordeiro


7 Dec 2016 | 3:50 AM
Rafael Cordeiro

Also, will we ever see Annies perspective of this scene? I'm SO curious!

7 Dec 2016 | 3:50 AM

........ This is probably the bonus scene.

7 Dec 2016 | 3:57 AM

I have a feeling that perhaps Kat is about to see the cool stuff?

7 Dec 2016 | 3:57 AM

Behold the wonder of Kat's boring-vision! Even Kat is bored!

7 Dec 2016 | 4:01 AM

Why can't I see the comments on older comics? Shachar

7 Dec 2016 | 4:05 AM

Think she'd feel better if she knew everyone else saw her as a biomechanical goddess?

7 Dec 2016 | 4:11 AM

How does she hold the picks?

7 Dec 2016 | 4:18 AM

Personally I really like that Kat sees what she does as it fits perfectly into the world view and story. It has always felt like the etheric world view is the overly convoluted and contrived one lacking actual validity but rather driven by the whim and bias of the viewer.

7 Dec 2016 | 4:35 AM
Joep Smit

Mr. Siddell, can you discripe (or draw) what miss Carver is seeing?

7 Dec 2016 | 4:46 AM

I love how Annie just carries around random lock picks when she's in the court. Life goals

7 Dec 2016 | 4:48 AM

Kat... You ARE the cool stuff.

7 Dec 2016 | 4:52 AM

All part of being an etheric goddess, love- need to be able to process things in a way thats easily understandable to you

7 Dec 2016 | 4:57 AM

We all feel like Kat right now... I want ether-vision panels, like in the ROTD

7 Dec 2016 | 5:01 AM

"I can't even describe what I'm seeing" And Tom doesn't even have to draw it. Slick! :)

7 Dec 2016 | 5:02 AM

Called it!

7 Dec 2016 | 5:02 AM

Okay, so Kat acknowledges that their views of the ether are different. Okay, I was wondering about that

7 Dec 2016 | 5:13 AM
Erik E

Artist cop-out? We want to see the cool stuff too! (Kidding-this story line is awesome!)

7 Dec 2016 | 5:13 AM

Fist!!!!! also I feel so bad for Kat

7 Dec 2016 | 5:20 AM
G. Janssen

Etheric projection, eh? Nice save, Tom.

7 Dec 2016 | 5:26 AM

Is that some kind of face, Donlan?

7 Dec 2016 | 5:29 AM

We can't either, Kat...we can't either

7 Dec 2016 | 5:50 AM

I can't help but read their voices in American accents. I'm sorry. I've really been trying.

7 Dec 2016 | 6:00 AM

Someday, Kat. I promise.

7 Dec 2016 | 6:03 AM

I love how the machine goddess is still Kat. On some level I was afraid it'd be the other way around, but nope: Kat. *giggles and wipes a tear away*

7 Dec 2016 | 6:04 AM

Oh my god Tom this is completely cheating I hope you're not taking the easy way out here!

7 Dec 2016 | 6:08 AM

I'm hoping, where words fail Annie, pictures won't fail you, Tom. They sure haven't yet!

7 Dec 2016 | 6:13 AM

Do we get to see what Annie sees?

7 Dec 2016 | 6:23 AM

I legit LOL'd.

7 Dec 2016 | 6:33 AM

Just to be clear, Kat, an actual genius when it comes to engineering, needs Annie's help to pick a simple lock?

7 Dec 2016 | 6:56 AM


7 Dec 2016 | 6:57 AM

I hope to fuck we get to see an Aethervision painting of this.

7 Dec 2016 | 6:59 AM

The implied artwork here is absolutely stunning.

7 Dec 2016 | 7:00 AM

I'm honestly beginning to wonder which person is seeing the illusion here and which is seeing the real thing; my money for "real" is on Kat. Either that or she legit IS getting Coyote's god syndrome. Which might have been confirmed anyway, bleh

7 Dec 2016 | 7:06 AM

Makes you wonder what it would take for something to look "cool" for Kat in the ether.

7 Dec 2016 | 7:07 AM

I want to see the cool stuff too :|

7 Dec 2016 | 7:15 AM

The fact that Kate sees etheric things so simply? literally? Is incredibly useful for guy who has to draw it all.

7 Dec 2016 | 7:18 AM
Arch Arsonist

I can't believe I'm seeing the 'oh that event was so awesome, shame the audience couldn't see it' in real time.

7 Dec 2016 | 7:20 AM
Now I'm Curious

I'm wondering WHY Kat can't see stuff in the ether the way most do. It seems more than being "too logical;" there's something fundamental about Kat that is incompatible.

7 Dec 2016 | 7:22 AM

Not only that, but it is so incredible Tom can't even draw it. HEHEH

7 Dec 2016 | 7:25 AM
Jason Canty

I let out the LARGEST LAUGH in a while. XD Poor Kat. She sees everything plainly and simple. Some one Draw her a darn picture someday.

7 Dec 2016 | 7:31 AM
mr green guy

Why don't we ever see the cool stuff?

7 Dec 2016 | 7:35 AM

Because I imagine it's easier to draw as well ;D xD

7 Dec 2016 | 7:40 AM

And on this page, a giant gigeresque mech angel lockpicks an escheresque labyrinth, but we're all too boring to see it.

7 Dec 2016 | 8:13 AM

So they're playing Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes with lockpicks. I love it.

7 Dec 2016 | 8:21 AM

I'd say that what we're imagining is happening would be far more entertaining than what is actually happening, hence the clever author's trick of letting the audience do the narrating for him. But I've long since come to the realization that Tom's mind is about 12 times more entertaining than mine can ever be, so that's certainly not the case.

7 Dec 2016 | 8:36 AM

I love Kats ability to just go along with things she doesn't fully understand instead of trying to put full scientific logic towards it and yelling at people that it doesn't make sense.

7 Dec 2016 | 8:38 AM

I think that Kat sees through etheric stuff because she's amazing, in her etheric form we see cable-things go out of her eyes and into the infinity, that's how she does it IMO. Don't forget that she could casually make an anti gravity device as a kid, that's how stellar her comprehension is. It's not that it's simple and other people's vision is obfuscated, it's that it's super complex but she understands it automatically as if it was simple. Just like she can read robot code that no one can read.

7 Dec 2016 | 8:56 AM

Because magick is awesome and science is dumb? Maybe? (not really dumb.. just not as fun.)

7 Dec 2016 | 8:57 AM

I am sure Kat's creativity manifest in other ways, as she is able to make really interesting machinery on the material world just fine.

7 Dec 2016 | 9:01 AM

I am hella curious to see what Annie is seeing. xD Got a small feeling you're gonna troll us a bit though, Tom. Which is okay, I love seeing their reactions to etheric stuff from Kat's pov.

7 Dec 2016 | 9:12 AM

The art from Annie's perspective must be amazing. Mechanikat saves the day!

7 Dec 2016 | 9:18 AM

Kat, it's for your own good. Trust us. We need you stable and sane, not gibbering in terror.

7 Dec 2016 | 9:31 AM
another Tom

Ah, Kat, it's probably just another boring morphing M.C. Escher labyrinth.

7 Dec 2016 | 9:53 AM

I like Kat's Mundane-O-vision. She strips things to their essentials, seeing the important bits. Like, back in the 'horror' maze, the things she needed to find were all she saw.

7 Dec 2016 | 10:13 AM

Kat is a Dolan robot

7 Dec 2016 | 10:15 AM

Kat is presently providing an excellent metaphor on some of the social challenges I face with thinking. Not that I am an engineering or physics genius, mind you. :)

7 Dec 2016 | 10:16 AM

Am I the only one noticing in Kat's version of the ether, that everyone's clothes retain their color?

7 Dec 2016 | 10:30 AM

Tom, you awful tease, you. Also, constantly pleased that my favorite character is also some sort of goddess of machines. Kat makes me happy to no end

7 Dec 2016 | 10:44 AM

I wonder if Annie's perspective is going to stay dramatically ironic, or if Tom can find a way to show what cannot be described.

7 Dec 2016 | 11:03 AM

What would have happened if Kat just led Annie's hands onto the lock? Show work. (6pts) The reference here is that it is finals week where I live

7 Dec 2016 | 11:08 AM

I'm pretty sure Kat's exclamation in the last panel describes all of the readers' thoughts

7 Dec 2016 | 11:10 AM

A new phase.

The origins of the Court and the Seed Bismuth revealed by Jeanne (and perhaps her "traitor" lover).

Kat is into the realm of Diego, creator of robots. Diego's original robots had no innards visible in the mundane--but are their works outside, in the Ether? My prediction is that Kat will now be able to see the practical mechanisms Diego was able to create in the Ether. Like his etheric handcuffs for our green friend. This will be a major leveling up for Kat, operating boringly on both planes.

The Court will seek control of Kat and her new abilities. They are sick of beings like Coyote and Annie harnessing the ether for their emotional benefit, while the Court cannot use it for "useful" purposes of technology and development. Their previous experiments haven't yielded many results. They will desperately want to control Kat's skills once they learn of them.

The future of this webcomic will be very interesting.

7 Dec 2016 | 11:15 AM

So many old threads are going to be finally untangled, while whole new Gordian Knots will be revealed.

Will the Court finally get the means to threaten Coyote? Will they attempt to seize Kat? How will Annie and Reynard figure into a conflict between the Forest and the Court.

Is Annie Dad going to be involved? What about Kat's folks?

Everything is about to change in wonderful ways!

7 Dec 2016 | 11:18 AM

One more and I'm done.

What if Kat put some ointment on that facial cut of Annie's while she's in the Ether?

7 Dec 2016 | 11:20 AM

Aww, of course. ._.

7 Dec 2016 | 11:56 AM

Adding my hope we'll get to see what Annie is seeing in this scene, perhaps on the bonus page like

7 Dec 2016 | 12:01 PM

I love the interaction between these who... living in different worlds but always working together.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:07 PM

Kat's internal monologue: "Stupid friggin' Transcendant State of Supreme Po-wait, what?"

7 Dec 2016 | 12:12 PM

Once more I had to laugh so much that my cats frowned upon me. But as the Angel said: It was worth it. And I can't possibly agree that she is boring or out of touch with the ether. She is so in sync with it that her perception of it, without a shred of hesitation, cuts down through all the fluff and only see the important details. Boring for her, amazing for Annie and very funny for us.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:15 PM

Angelvision: 100% duller than normal sight.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:41 PM

Poor Kat. She loves scifi and fantasy and never gets to see the cool stuff.

7 Dec 2016 | 12:44 PM

That's a good fucking questions, Kat. *turns to Tom* *stares*

7 Dec 2016 | 12:46 PM

Poor Kat xDD But I would love it if you made more etheric sites, I miss it :(

7 Dec 2016 | 1:07 PM

I would laugh so much if Anne is seeing the same thing, just with Kat wearing a nifty hat. And looking terrifying.

7 Dec 2016 | 1:29 PM

This is exactly what I expected and wanted. "Oh my goodness! Were an artist to try to depict the things I am seeing it would surely take hundreds of hours and be awe-inspiring. Truely to look on this marvel is to witness the miraculous. Alas no-one shall ever share with me this mind-boggling spectacle. Unless perhaps, they were to donate thousands of dollars to such a skilled and privileged artist, but where would such an artist be found? Surely I do not know."

7 Dec 2016 | 1:55 PM

Still sad that I can't read comment from previous pages.

7 Dec 2016 | 1:58 PM

I am starting to think that would made Diego able to do thing no one has before or since is he could see the Ether in both ways. Both the way Kat and the way Annie can I think that would explain his control over it.

7 Dec 2016 | 2:38 PM
Evan Dark

Oh the irony! Kat sees too little, and Annie sees too much! Kat's only able to see the ether in a way that "makes sense" to her, because she refuses to accept anything not logical. On the other hand Annie sees it all, but she's unable to make any sense of it, because of the sensory overload.

7 Dec 2016 | 2:52 PM
Jerry Aethers

I feel for Kat on this. Almost everything just looks so mundane to her it really ruins what should be a mystical experience of wonder. Maybe if Annie took some art classes she could draw a picture or two of what Kat is missing. Or maybe an old fashioned film camera might work.

7 Dec 2016 | 3:20 PM

1) We see what Annie's seeing on the bonus page, a la ROTD. 2) Tom is trolling us and we *never* see it. 3) We see it on the very next page.

7 Dec 2016 | 3:26 PM

I know the feeling, Kat.

7 Dec 2016 | 4:08 PM

Kat is litterally the readers

7 Dec 2016 | 4:09 PM

On a tangentially related note, I think Annie will be calm about Kat's newest form now. It may be gigantic, insect-like construct through processes no sane etheric entity should know, but it just uttered the phrase "Man, why don't I ever get to see the cool stuff."

7 Dec 2016 | 4:20 PM

I wonder how Kat would see Coyote in the ether?

7 Dec 2016 | 4:35 PM

Tom, you better show us.

7 Dec 2016 | 4:51 PM

Because, Kat, it's much easier to draw the boring stuff.

7 Dec 2016 | 5:15 PM

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Chapter 1: The Shadow and the Robot

Chapter 2: Schoolyard Myths

Chapter 3: Reynardine

Chapter 4: Not Very Scary

Chapter 5: Two Strange Girls

Chapter 6: A Handful of Dirt

Chapter 7: Of New And Old

Chapter 8: Broken Glass And Other Things

Chapter 9: Questions and Answers

Chapter 10: Doctor Disaster

Chapter 11: Dobranoc, Gamma

Chapter 12: Mainly Involves Robots

Chapter 13: A Week for Kat

Chapter 14: The Fangs of Summertime

Chapter 15: Red Returns

Chapter 16: A Ghost Story

Chapter 17: The Medium Beginning

Chapter 18: S1

Chapter 19: Power Station

Chapter 20: Coyote Stories

Chapter 21: Blinking

Chapter 22: Ties

Chapter 23: Terror Castle of the Jupiter Moon Martians

Chapter 24: Residential.

Chapter 25: Sky Watcher and the Angel

Chapter 26: the Old Dog's Tricks

Chapter 27: Spring Heeled

Chapter 28: Spring Heeled, Part 2

Chapter 29: A Bad Start

Chapter 30: The Coward Heart

Chapter 31: Fire Spike

Chapter 32: From the Forest She Came

Chapter 33: Give and Take

Chapter 34: Faraway Morning

Chapter 35: Parley and Smitty Are In This One

Chapter 36: Red Gets a Name

Chapter 37: Microsat 5

Chapter 38: Divine

Chapter 39: The Great Secret

Chapter 40: The Stone

Chapter 41: Changes

Chapter 42: Catalyst

Chapter 43: Quicksilver

Chapter 44: Crash Course

Chapter 45: Thread

Chapter 46: The Realm Of The Dead

Chapter 47: See Ya!

Chapter 48: Tall Tales

Chapter 49: The Torn Sea

Chapter 50: Totem

Chapter 51: The Tree

Chapter 52: Sneak

Chapter 53: Annie And The Fire

Chapter 54: Meetings and Re-Meetings

Chapter 55: The Breakout

Chapter 56: New Data

Chapter 57: Get It Together

Chapter 58: A Big Day!

Chapter 59: Jeanne

Chapter 60: The Other Shore