By Tom Siddell
Oh. Its that guy.
I had a feeling this might happen.
It's that guy! (Not Eglamore)
Good news: Annie has grown her hair back!
Awkward news: she's gonna have to cooperate with her byronic hero of a father.
Just you wait till 3.
It's you again.
No, really, do be nervous. I doubt you're going to force a confession out of him due to ambush. If that was the plan. Hey, Annie, here's a novel idea: don't care. Just don't care why he doesn't treat you well. Deal with him for now and then, when it's time to move into the forest, write him out of your life.
Those two bored guys from Monday are about to regret leaving! 🚨 🚨 🚨
Well played, Tom.
Labcoats: costs money.
Clipboards: costs money.
A rare, smiling adult Anthony coming in before the last panel:: Priceless
ha. haha. AHAHAHAHAHA
Time to run away from your daughter Tony? Or will Kat get you two working together?
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Suck it up, Tony. Annie is reaching out to you at great emotional cost to herself. You don't have to LIKE her but, for both your sakes and for the sake of Surma's memory, you need to at least learn to FUNCTION together.
HA! Good for you, Kat, you're trying to help. (Maybe Reynard's assigned role is to drag Tony back into the room when he tries to run away.)
I can almost hear the screeching breaks after panel six. Can't he at least talk in Annie's presence.
It's almost as if he is scared of Annie.
Now this is interesting ...
God, I hope the next page involves Kat basically saying "Annie is helping today and if you don't like that you can take a permanent hike,"
Aww Annie's so cute in this one!
😎 She's nervous but on the surface she looks calm and steady🎤I hope this is the start of a lot of boring, uncomfortable, difficult work that will lead to a healthier outlook for the Carvers (as opposed to another emotionally trashed scientist and his beautiful but extremely dangerous red-headed daughter who may or may not be a clone 🥒🐴).
Time to not be a prick around your daughter, Tony.
Awkwardness levels...rising exponentially...
"Oh. It is my daughter. Who I do not talk to very much. Perhaps one of us should leave?"
"There she is," he thought, "the painful reminder of the woman I loved."
Who would have known that all these time, all these chapters about magical adventures and school mysteries would lead up to this very long arc about humanizing an abusive father. Yay! I'll never get enough of media bending over backwards to justify abusive behavior in white man
Okay, let me spoil it for you:
HE'S GOING TO BE ACTING AS DRY AS EVER AND IT'S BECAUSE ANTIMONY IS THERE.
ESSENTIALLY IT'S A "IT'S NOT HIM, IT'S YOU" THING.
FROM THERE, THE OUTCOME WILL BE EITHER 1) KAT BLAMES ANTIMONY FOR RUINING HER SCIENCE FUN (less likely), OR 2)ANTIMONY BLAMES HERSELF AND GETS DEPRESSED.
Oh. Yes, Tony. Oh.
when the next thing that annie says is not "hey dad" the opportunity to give two simpel words the impact of 100 metric tons is wasted.
Oooh! Excellent :)
SHRIEKS. I can't believe you've done this
It's nice to see more insight into Tony's condition, but I'm very confused as to what day it is. Is it still Katurday?
This is gonna be fun...
Wait, did his nose always look like that? And people took him seriously?
Oh, dang. It's more than one other person AND it's my daughter!
I think we found Tony's cryptonite.
WHEN HE SMILES #justgunnerkriggthings
Yellow clothes. Yep, this'll be interesting. I'm going to hold my thumbs that all goes well and Annie will be free to wear makeup again if she so chooses.
He just realised it's Katurday!
Is this gonna be one of those things where the character's actions make sense after we see them planning things out in a later flashback sequence
Now this is interesting
Aw yisss this is going to be good
Tony is really awkward. XD
Ah, there's the Anthony Carver who should never have had children!
Beans weren’t cool this time.
Half expected him to be wearing a shirt with the words 'Cool Beans' when I saw him in this.
Nice! I always wanted a chapter consisting mostly of nothing but awkward silence!
Wearing a skirt to a lab. Not professional, Carver.
Get the over yourself, Tony
Honestly, Annie should probably just use her abilities to follow her dad around for a day, just to see how he is different.
Oh. Oh no.
This should be interesting. Also, Bad Tony, don't be walking at high speed while looking at your tablet. You could make other people nervous.
I knew this what Katurday was! ♡ Yay for Kat! And Annie! Now Tony, it's going to be ok. Take a deep breath.
Time to get over yourself, Tony.
Look! What's that in the refrigerator?!?!?!?!?
Does he have an evil Gunnerkrigg brand nanobot controlling his behavior..? Because I've had it with this "I emotionally shut down because kid looks like parent" crap. I hope this is resolved. Because that's the magic of
This is it. We have a good idea where this'll go.
Tony, this is your chance to act human. Surf Wisely.
Oh. My own daughter....
"Oh" is not the correct greeting for your daughter, TONY.
The coast is not clear.
I think that's the most expression we've seen in his adult face yet.
Is it just me or does Annie look more like herself style-wise?
Just your average Katurday.
I just keep hoping that Tony crashes and burns after all he's done to Annie. No friends for you, Tony!
Oh. ~Awkward silence~ Soooo... Antimony. Nice to see you.
Fancy that, butt face. You actually gotta deal with your spawn. *shakes fost*
What a perfect gambit! Awesome!
Oooh, very excited to see where this goes.
Happy Thanksgiving! :D
Wait her last name isn’t capitalized? Poor Kat
Oh, be more mature, Anthony
God damn it, Tony. Just when people were beginning to like you.
Get outta here, Anthony. No one wants you.
Is that the thing they’re making in the last panel? Looks a bit like AN ARM. *vink vink, nudge nudge*
No, but seriously, is that it?
*social awkwardness intensifies*
That dress clashes horribly with your hairpin, Antimony, you should know better
Don't be all "Oh", Tony! That's no way to be on Katurday!
Often I find it much easier to talk with people when there's something else holding our mutual attention. A project, or a game. I'm hoping this happens here, and helps Anthony open up a little.
"Pardon me, I didn't realize that I should've checked my personality at the door. One moment while I go hang it up."
It has come to this.
Awkward silence ensues.
*o* Annie's eyes in Panel 2. Just... girl. Dayum.
Kat is clearly in charge here: she gets to wear the blue thingie instead of a lab coat. Or perhaps it is just because she is not a Carver? Either way, I like the distinction.
I love how the sparkle is back in Annie's eyes in panel two!
Sometimes guilt makes you hurt the people you love.
I'm just gonna keep commenting while I pretend to stop reading, because everyone gives a shit. Also, my spelling is atrocious.
Cardboard mode activated.
Err, a one on one chat might've been better, Kat. I don't see this Katurday ending well.
Oh, man, here we go. Tony is clearly getting a redemption arc. I'm cool with that in principle. Heck, I even sympathize with Tony a bit; I've got several of the same social problems. But it feels almost like it's progressing too fast, or at least too painlessly; Tony was Secretly Cool All Along and Suddenly Everybody is Friends. I don't know.... I guess I'm gonna just have to trust you, Tom.
It's all the rage to hope for characters to get comeuppance for their wrongs real or imagined, so I suppose I'll throw my ill wish out there: I hope Kat eventually suffers some consequences for her muleheadedness, disregard for other points of view, self-satisfied meddling, and general Mary-Sue-ish character.
Okay. Can't wait for Friday to see what comes next!
that is concerning
FACE YOUR DAUGHTER, TONY.
Here... We... GO!
Is Annie part of the plan at 3? How about Fakehand Carver?
In which Kat continues to be my favorite character.
why is he SUCH a butt! ?
Happy lab family!
Shit, meet my good friend, the fan
Off to a fabulous start
Hey! He's smiling!
Kat is on sneaky problem solver.