By Tom Siddell
I'm as surprised as everyone else!
Wow, look at that!
...I'm kinda jelly.
EVERY good manga has a beach/swimsuit chapter. Annie should be devastating ... but I also wanna see me some Kaz-Kat action!
ooOOOOOooooohhh... dangit, why couldn't my school have an all-expenses paid cruise...
I wish *I* got a cruise whenever I switched dorms...
What about the guys? Any hunky former forest animals from Foley?
it's cruise time!
"INOTATION" should probably be "INTONATION"...
Titanic flashbacks ensues.
Only bad things can come of this.
I love the chapters about the human world outside the Court!
Ohh this looks promising
Okay, I'm definitely calling it now: Annie takes the Coyote Tooth with her and someone inadvertently cuts the sea (whatever that means).
This is going to be interesting.
I hope sea monsters don't attack.
Coconuts do not grow in the north Atlantic, nor in the Mediterranean (not naturally, anyway). They must be going to North Africa, or to the Caribbeans. We leave poor Jeanne once more in the dark, dank Annan waters. No wonder she's pissed!
I was wondering how you would get them to the sea.
Wait, is this actually happening? Are we actually leaving the court and forest? Or is this another hologram session or all imagined scenery? If the foremost is true, that would be the first time since... ever. Since the comic ever began.
What a great environment for a young fire elemental / human!
That's a big ship. I'm half expecting to discover that it has a huge swimming pool all the way down the middle for their "caretaker" to swim in so she can visit all parts of the ship.
How much money does Gunnerkrigg Court have, and how do they get it, if they can afford to send a bunch of students on a cruise?
Oh my, the world outside of the Court. Should be exciting
Inotation -> Intonation ?
Also, unexpected turn of events once again
oohh more Paz and Kat.
Do they have a sea inside GKC? or did they leave GKC?
also, it's apparently suddenly summer?
that year went by fast
Will I be the only one who thinks of the 'camping trip' ... naaa.
Well, this was certainly unexpected.
gosh, i know gunnerkrigg is a private school and all but WOW. is the tuition fee the payment of their life??
You miss the words "Chapter 49" in the Archive Page.
I know I'm not going to be the first one to point this out; but I think you meant intonation, not inotation.
We shall finally see what the world on the outside is like.
Was that supposed to be "intonation"?
Ooooookay. What, about, you know, that ghost you're supposed to free ? Did you forget about her ?
Wow. Year 10. They're almost through. It's ... kinda sad.
...on a cruise ... of the Bermuda Triangle! A three-hour tour....
...... um what?
Oop, I believe you meant to spell intonation, not inotation.
The what now? O_o
Aaaalright, I get it. The twist is that this "cruise" takes place in a secret sea which is somehow still inside the Court. Or between the Court and the Forest. Yes?
Trying to decide whether you meant 'intonation' or that was entirely intentional...??
Of all the twists that have occurred in this comic; this is the twist I did not see coming the most.
Ooooh, so we are actually goin to the beach!
Did you mean to write "intonation" rather than "inotation"?
Should that say "intonation"?
Wow, year 10 already?
Things are about to get CRAYZAY
oh boy here we go.
Tom, I like how you know how to keep a fair balance of mundane, drama, and action; all the while developing the plot.
Also [clapping intensifies]. Obligatory.
Awesome!!! Absolutely NOTHING could go wrong here!
All aboard the Love Boat!
That was quite a striking change of pace.
Like the comic, but I have a nit to pick here. With cruise ships, the part where the front of an upper deck projects out from both sides is made that way so that people on the bridge can have a clear view to the back. As such, each projection doesn't extend back as shown in the comic, but is just a relatively small window-lined alcove attached to the bridge. http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/captain-greybeard/csplendor.jpg
Does that mean Jack and co will make a return to the storyline? :D
Wait, the court owns a state of the art cruise liner? I want to go to this school now!
I'd imagine a kraken has an easy time getting cruise tickets. "If you want that ship to make it back safely, you'll make sure my friends here are on it.... (hint hint. Nudge nudge. Lifted eyebrow)"
All the clapping noises! Hooray! 8D I wonder where they're going?
I'm so pumped for this!
[excited happy noises]
Gunnerkrigg Court: Bikini Special is ON! LOL
The boat seems unnecessarily large, but okay.
I am going to freaking love this chapter
So the ocean is inside the Court as well?
Yaay beach episode
Maybe the exclamation point key is broken?
How does the British school system work? What year do they graduate?
Wow!! So excited!
Isn't it, like, the first time Antimony leaves the Court (without counting when she is in the forest) since the beginning of the story??
Unless, plot twist, there is a beach inside the Court like in chapter 24.
Did /not/ see that coming.
Holy crap, i wish my RA was that cool! mine would just yell at us to not have water fights in the dorm.
In B4 "I'm on a boat" incantations.
The [excited intonation] totally made me think of the Elcor from Mass Effect. Oh, and I'm sure NOTHING is going to go wrong on a boat. It'll be just fine...
Can I come?
oh great there's going to be some huge storm that messes everything up isn't there
So, what, is Lindsey just going to swim alongside the ship?
And so ends another year at Gunnerkrigg Court.
omg Gunnerkrigg gets a Beach Episode
why do i get the feeling that this is going to be a cruise of titanic proportions
~~The Love Boat....soon will be making another run...!!!~~
Excitment and romance on the high seas (maybe)!! Will a little day trip to a small uncharted island spark deeper feelings for Paz nd Kat or will the trip risk sinking the cutest couple in the history of Web Fiction!?!
And will Annie find that special somone, or will they find her first!?
Actually I have no idea but I can't wait. Of course the title of this. ch chapter has me.worried ad w
This should be interesting, it kind of already is.
That there may be the real reason some forest creatures want to be human...
Prepare for....THE BEACH EPISODE.
Nah, but seriously, a cruise sounds fun.
Ooh, a change of scenery...
I can already tell this is going to be good... or considering the chapter title heartbreaking with excitement and danger, something of that ilk. But still good for the readers at least!
I really hope they're still not in the court. Also, it's been a year already?
So the court borders the ocean as well?
wow. jealous. i want a cruise as a school trip
This is why Gunnerkrigg is my favorite webcomic. First robots, then ghosts, then bunnicorn, now cruise ship. Gunnerkrigg is all things.
Oooo! This looks interesting.
Dang. I wish my school did that.
This should be interesting!
A sea........ In the court. Yuuup.
LEAVING THE COURT??
[hope for Pat & Kaz]
Ooh, now THIS could be an interesting plotline! This is not anywhere near what I expected!
Why did my school never do this?
Oh God, it's a shipping chapter.
If that excited intonation is anything less than a squeal of childish delight I will be very disappointed
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"[EXCITED INTONATION]" needs to be a t-shirt...
Wonder if the cruise is in Dr. Disaster's holodeck...
Sweet, it's getting a little Elcor up in here!
Didn't see that coming, but I like what I see.
Wacky hijinks to commence. Although the title of this chapter makes me wary that Annie and Kat may spend some of the trip on opposite ends of the boat. :(
If Lindsay is inviting them, does that mean she's paying? I guess she doesn't have much else to spend her pay on (I'm assuming the Court pays her).
And for those who asked, the British secondary school system generally covers years 7 through 12, so including year 10 they have another three years of school unless they decide on some form of tertiary eduction after.
...is there an ocean inside the court too?
*cue beach episode*
I'd like to see some summer romances pop up, assuming there are boys on this cruise. Maybe we'll find out where Annie's sexual preferences lay hidden, ey? Maybe find a few broken hearts along the way? Makes for good drama, don't ya think? Not to mention some bikini bodies in there, too! Renard must be howling back at the dorm!
If I'm reading this right, Lindsey is the one responsible for the cruise? And she's inviting only the girls?! Hope Annie stuck him in her bag somewhere! He'd have a blast sniffing around, the little perv!
Wait, what? Seriously? Wow, nice. :D
Fire elemental and the vast sea? This I have to see.
I am absolutely baffled by the geography of Gunnerkrigg Court.
That ship looks suspiciously like the Costa Concordia.
I make ship parts for a living. I immediately wondered if this ship is a customer of ours. :P
[expression of shock]
Is this..still in the court?? (does the torn imply that part of the sea is outside the court? how would that work..)
So...this is the latest page? Took a few days but read it all! LOVE IT but aw really wanna read more Jeanne story.
... is there room for everyone? I wanna go! DAMN, that looks like fun!
What can possibly go wrong.
Oh boy, here comes the beach episode. Whoooa. Amazing art, as always!
Oh, what could possibly go wrong?
My first thought was OMG I've never been on a cruise before!!! ...I live vicariously through this page.
I smell an impending beach episode
And how the time flies! Our little Annie is 14-15 and going on her second-to-last school year! It's staggering how much we've seen her character develop over 4 years. A milestone, to be sure. I'm expecting this next year to be an exciting one! :)
Wow, I did totally not see this coming!
I want to go on the cruise
This is going to be excellent.
This could go in so many different directions. We just had a short chapter so this will probably be a long one. Which means plot development. I'm still hoping for an Anthony appearance; even more so now that they will be leaving the court (unless the ocean is inside of the court).
I feel like something weird is going to happen.
So, real cruise or VR cruise?
Mixing with the muggles...
Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! ... Okay I'm done.
Melkior is slightly off on the school years.
UK secondary school lasts five years, numbered 7 to 11 (age 11 to 16). After that, "sixth form" actually consists of two years, i.e. 12 and 13. Attending sixth form is not compulsory (although it is now compulsory to be in *some* form of training until 18), and it is sometimes at a secondary school, sometimes in a separate college.
That's why there are 7 Harry Potter books: Hogwarts is a secondary with integrated sixth form.
So, we definitely have 2 years before "school leaving age", and probably another 2 after that.
Hmm...and the sailors are all robots. Do you realize what salt water does to robots?
Oh la la, a big fancy cruise if only we could go on it.
[extended clapping noises]
This sounds like a fun chapter! (Please do not prove me wrong. You will make me a sad bunny. No one wants that.)
Good job girls! You've been through hell, you deserve it.
I dearly hope this doesn't mean a big fight between our favourite BFFs!
Why did /I/ not get to go on a cruise after year nine? Or be a medium!?
Aha, so we are indeed going to the beach!
ummmm really, a cruis?? how bout like a tour of the ocean underwater or something.....
Eeehhhh vacation episode trope alert... But I will enjoy it regardless.
That tear reminded me of the warp effect behind the microsat 5 delivery rocket.
On second thought, who needs the boys!
Well... that is completely random!
Murder Mystery Cruise!?!?!?!??!?!
Or Perhaps a tear in friendship? O:::O
We're boarding THE LOVE BOAT. Not taking ♫ A THREE HOUR TOUR ♫ If there are bikinis about, perhaps we may run into FRANKIE & ANNETTE? Perhaps our girls may see a little ..... Action?
I love how Gunnerkrigg Court can always surprise me.
This is the chapter where everyone gets food poisoning!
3Xp4t and DavidMG, among others, are creepy pedos
Considering the paucity of people in the Court, this page shows the largest gathering of humans since that first meeting with Coyote and Ysengrin in chapter 14!
[mixed sound of awe and confusion]
I wonder if the Forest has an Ocean equivalent filled with magical water creatures? They might need a medium too.
Oooooooooh! lucky them!
Oh hey, it's the Beach Episode. Cool.
this school's great
[Surfing Wisely intensifies.]