By Tom Siddell
Anything's possible when you're STYLIN' like Janet.
They only like him because his hair sticks up.
...bein' super-creepy.... >
I didn't know it was possible either!
Oh shit, Janet's look. Now I'm wondering how he's still ALIVE.
plot twist annie asks out margo
How exactly does one get a double-strike off a single throw?
Oh yeah, what happened between him and Janet? Is this really just a ploy for something? :D So happy to see something chill for once. lol
I'm loving the colours in this bowling alley. They're all so bright. And the way the floor is so shiny that things are reflecting in it. The whole aesthetic is really cool.
Noooo, why must this dramatic tension arrive on a Friday?! *milks the giant cow in the sky*
Winsbury is getting double the glares this comic. If the number of glares keeps increasing at the current rate, everybody in the room will be glaring at him by the end. Will Winsbury survive the collective death glares from an entire roomful of people? Stay tuned to find out.
Mmmmm, destroy him Janet
Angry ex and angry creepy-stalker-of-one's-mother.
goddamnit I love Janet's outfit ...
Aww. Winsbury and Janet are not a couple anymore.
That is ridiculous. Do you mean to tell me that Janet's ball bounced into the other lane with another strike after the previous, or is it the other way around? Either way, that makes no sense. You either shoot your lane, or throw it in the other lane, ya can't have both, people.
Oh dear. Janet does not look any more pleased than Rey...
Also, William? I don't get you. I've had this feeling about you ever since that ONE visual cue from somewhere I will not mention. But why do you and Janet seem to be at a crossroads, and she's trying to get you to come with her while you want to go the other way, huh? What is happening? I don't know what's happening! And Reynard is being too much of a creepy nosey paranoid father figure for me to even care! *blahs off some more before fading into the nothingness*
Janet isn't very happy about the love of her life crushing on somebody else, either.
So. Either William needs cover for dating Janet without her father knowing, or Kat thinks that Annie needs cover to get out without her dad raising a fuss. Someone saw this as a solution to both problems, and it's going to end regrettably all around.
I just noticed Janet's glaring too...
I forgot that this guy was seeing someone else. they're not together anymore? :'(
Double the danger! Can he go for for a triple death stare?~
It's possible to get more than two strikes Annie. Position your self in front of the lane. Then, step to the right just a bit and then bowl. I know well because I got a Turkey at Wii Sports Bowling.
Double death stare.
Winsbury really needs to put more skill points into his perception skill.
...is that Vegeta?
I wonder if what he wants to do is set her up with someone else? Because this so far is three couples + Annie and rey.
Can we not
I'm biting my nails here...
What trickery is this?
Both Janet and Reynard seem less than pleased...
Time for a double-death-glare, heh.
Double Strike? How can this be? Did she somehow ricochet the ball after the first strike & get a strike on the next lane as well? Did the ball split in two partway down the lane, with one half jumping to the next lane & getting a strike there? We're lasers involved?
Now I won't be able to sleep :-/
Sorry, but Janet is hot now.
... has really weird hair.
Winsbury better keep that hand hovering if he want's to keep it.
Did I... did I miss anything important?
There's magic, monsters and mad science
but an undefined move in a real-world sport like bowling?
That's just too far, Tom. Self parody means you're out of ideas.
(yes I am box-bot)
oh boy. I don't know what to do with this information.
Janet's not, uh. Looking too happy there. Neither is Renard. You, uh, you doing okay, you two?
(kind of on board with this actually tom pls don't fake us out but at the same time)
We're going to get another page of Coyote saying "He-he!" shortly, aren't we? :)
Love your comic. Had to share this one: Scored a double strike on a single throw, once. I'm 6'4" and, at the time, weighed in at around 250. Used an eight pound ball with extra-large holes. It didn't roll down the lane so much as slide. Threw so hard, the ball bounced off the back wall (scored a strike), came back toward me, hit the back of a light fixture between lanes, and bounced into the next lane (scored a strike). The guy in that lane was not impressed. And that was my last night of league bowling...
I'm sensing... a back flash drama story full of juicy gossip material!!!
"So, Annie, I've heard you super-saiyan. As you can see, I saiyan as well. Do you hear what I'm saiyan?"
Keep those hands above the equator, guy.
winsbury's hair looks like bowling pins janet
The last picture.... hillarious :D
Unexpected senpai noticed me.
Has it been mentioned yet that Winsbury is has gone super saiyan?
So Janet and Winsbury aren't together...
This could get ugly.
That last panel!
I believe that no one's gotten older, but the grown-up look on the others is merely a representation of how Annie perceives to be older because she's been held back a year.
Wow okay what happened between Janet and William? An actual fight leading to a breakup? Or is William just trying to help Annie re-connect with her emotions?
Once, at a bowling alley, I witnessed somebody get 3 strikes in 3 separate lanes with a single throw. In hindsight, it was probably an earthquake, but it's even more impressive if they caused an earthquake with a single throw.
Ooookaaayyy....that explains it
We're only like 4 pages into this and I'm already in love with this ship...
They're so cute together!
Super smooth, Annie. Keep on.
Janet's face in the last panel-that means-that means, he's really going to do it?! That worries me a little because for all we know Janet might be connected to some very important information.
Ah, ye olde discreet arm-around... Get your tentacles offa our girl, you - you... OMG is he a fire elemental, too?
Uhhh... Winsbury, the Janet looks to you with a... pained expression... yes... that's the word I'm looking for.
I will reiterate: the young sir is most definitely something akin to Annie. and I am sticking with him being Child of Loki: fiery attitude, fiery hair, always looks like he's sneaking around ('tho truth be told, he seems to have done some "freshman stretching". doesn't look like the untrustworthy toady he tended to sport early on. ah, wait, I just noticed in tbe final panel, the glowing wolf eyes on the young lady's face and the jealousy/blood list vision beaming up from Rey'. and the two match perfectly .
Looks like he's trying not to die in the last two Panels. Poor Winsbury.
Ooh. Janet is pissssssssssedddddd.
Annie's face reminds me of the current generation. Her thoughts are probably "Where's the on switch?"
Also, what's up with Winsbury's super saiyan hair lol.
Is it possible? I know nothing about bowling so, not sure.
The lines in that central panel are just perfect. I can feel the action. Delightfully rendered.
Wait... JANET AND RENARD!
The Court... were bowling shoes are optional. :-p
Ah, so Janet is unhappy. *flips popcorn*
poor winsbury!! he's just super nice is all!!
Seriously, what happened between him and Janet!?
More importantly, that girl.
NO ONE IS OKAY WITH THIS SHIP.
Noooo, don't let any smelly men near you. Hoes before bros.
Ooooooh..... so I'm guessing there was a breakup between Winsbury and Janet....
Oh no! He's using the irresistable "I show you how to do this" flirting technique where he casually touches her and stuff!
And also, he's gonna die. Rey might be under Kat's control, Janet isn't.
I wonder if the headmaster found out, made them break up and ordered Willie to date Annie.
Yet another instance of people interfering with Annie's life.
Really, with the life of the fire elemental inside her; Tony wanted to see if he could "breed" and not kill Surma, it seemed like it was likely James was who she would have picked but was told no, and to go with Tony...
Hmmm, is 'this guy' also originally a fairy who wanted his hair to stick up? His look is very similar to Red...
Okay something is definitly up between him and Janet. I just hope he isn't using Annie to make her jealous
Relating to Margo so hard fdsdfdsfdfddsdfsfsf
I used to be super good at bowling and then all of a sudden all my friends are better than me. Aaaargh!
OK now it's bugging me; why is no one wearing bowling shoes?
I thought Winsbury and Janet were a thing.
See it seemed like both Will and Janet were super nice to Annie during the boat thing...you could get the sense that he liked Annie there, but here I'm not sure whether Janet's expression is a) super serious bowler, b) impatient with Will because he's being super roundabout or c) jealous and/or suspicious and/or angry which would IMPLY though not necessarily outright MEAN that he has NOT told her his plan which would make him a real jerk and in extra trouble.
They look... so... old.
My, my, hasn't he become quite the hunk.
I didn't know a double strike was possible either. But I think we're about to see another one right now. Ol' Willie is about to strike out with Annie and Janet (or maybe Renard, or maybe even Annie) is going to strike HIM.
Janet, she pissed!
Am I the only one who doesn't ship Annie with anyone? I don't think she's emotionally ready for a romantic relationship right now.
How do you score that?
There be trouble ahead..
How can she not like him? His hair! It goes UP!
Oh, Annie is soooo gonna smash this game. She'll drive that ball down the aisle perfectly each and every time. Nobody will ever play with her again!
the suspense is killing me
Tom, I can accept this strange world you have built of robots, faeries, gods and Boxbot, but this absolutely crosses a line. They are not wearing hideous, ill-fitting bowling shoes. I...I'm sorry I just can't. I have enjoyed your comic thus far, but your inability to create believable scenarios regarding the noble sport of Bowling is just right out.
haha, just kidding :) Winsbury, how can you leave a girl who can double strike? DOUBLE STRIKE MAN.
I like this one a lot.
Not positive that it might not have been marginally (like, .05%) more amusing without the "double strike" sound effect, though, and just the faces and comment.
Love seeing this bunch again, though.
Okay....maybe this isn't a joke
Vegeta is making his move
Aw... Not poly then :(
Ouch, dagger-stares from Renard AND Janet. hehe
Janet doesn't look pleased..
Sounds like Gunnerkrigg bowling rules are a little nonstandard...
Oh they must have broke up......(WHAT WHY?!
Alright, I'm calling this now: Willie and Jan never broke up. He's going to try and use Annie as a cover so Jan's dad doesn't figure out that they're dating. He assumes because Annie is... well, Annie, that she won't mind.
Oh, I see how it is...
Kat wasn't being serious, was she?? Oh no dude Janet and him were awesome
Ok what is up with that super saiyan hair he's got.
Margo, that's your cue to stop playing to win, and just have fun (well for now anyways). You're hurting yourself. Don't give up, though!
i dont understannnnd why are winsbury and janet not together any more is this a trick for some reason? not hating on the idea of winsbury/annie just confused =_=
I sense trouble brewing.
The air is thick... with the thrill of victory!
Ok... so Janet looks upset too! What is going on???
Such a geat friend, that Winsbury! Haha, hahaha, ha...
What is going on?? So confused. Are the blond guy and Janet broken up? I guess that is fine but not sure of what is going on. Also, what bowling alley lets you wear boots like that on the lane??
i just,,,, jjanet i love u
Ah. I see. Or maybe I don't. But things don't appear to be going well. For anyone.
THOSE ARE NOT PROPER BOWLING SHOES. EXTERMINATE! EXTEEEERRRRMINAAAAATE!
So just wondering, how old is everyone supposed to be now?
Everyone else is getting older but Annie seems to be getting younger... For example in the chapter where they snuck out, she looked like five years older than now. How old are they at the moment?
So Janet's unhappy about something. *looks a Winsbury* Something is up here...
Double strike out more like??
(plz get my joke?)
Renard is going to fight Winsbury and it's going to be hilarious.
Why can't I shake these Saved By the Bell vibes?
Janet doesn't look to happy back there
Bowling nerds... raging...
Sorry Janet there's just not enough eyebrow to go round.
You know, when this escalates, I think it's going to escalate quickly. I can hardly wait.
A prime example of "the gag working better offscreen".
What even is happening here?
Everyone looks so grown-up and fashionable!
Well Janet, if you're dissatisfied you gotta quit playing games! You gots ta grab yo man!
I'm the only one who thinks that windsbury looks like a súper sayan? Lol.
I don't understandddddddd
Just what you need to relax Carver.
yes annie is adorable but also she is a big gay so it's fruitless winsbury
Yes, Winsbury, hitting on another girl in front of your ex girlfriend is a great idea.
OMG YES WINSBURY YES
Hey, it's two-for-one night at the ol' bowling alley! Wins is going to show Annie how to get two strikes with only one throw. Janet and Rey are going to show her how to get two homicides with only one victim. A true friend would tell Winsbury that he's strolling through a minefield...
I wonder how well he'll handle rejection....
I forgot Winsbury has a gf already. (O_O)
Well...um...huh. Janet is SO GOOD at bowling she gets MULTIPLE STRIKES on ONE THROW. Oh, I get it, this is Gunnerkrigg; she has magics to let her do the impossible at the alley. Also; these girls need to lighten up!
I'm concerned for Winsbury's safety...
I know what we're all thinking, poor Margo!
First of all: Double-strike? I call shenanigans.
Second: Wow, is this really a thing? Winsbury + Annie? Janet and Rey seem to think so. I'm with Margo: Hrmrmmm.
Okay... So Janet isn't okay with this. OH MY WORD THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME!!! Gunnerkrigg is the only reason I wish the weekend was shorter...
Have a nice afterlife.
I don't understand Willie's eyebrows in second to last panel.
I also don't understand Janet's reaction like at all....
I is so confused!?!? Why is Winsbury doing this?? Why is Margo jealous of Janet? Why not be good friends and help each other be the best there ever was?
Oh man, Winstead is going to double die!(Also, I'm so glad you mentioned Margo's name cuz I totally forgot it. *facepalm*)
Dammit Janet. let's go bowling