Tom

Chapter 63: Page 22

Cool beans.
---------------------
I've started regularly posting small autobio strips to my Patreon page for Patrons only! Head over and take a look, or even consider supporting me and the comic if you want to take a little look behind the scenes.

Comments

Add a comment here



*Check this to prove that you are not Boxbot.
starving autist

This is some clear spiraling behavior here.

21 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM
John Doe

Why is she so blind to the obvious. He's trying to protect her from the Court-and of course they are always under scrutiny. That's why he shuns her presence, and avoids all signs of affection. Of course he loves her too. And probably he's a rebel by heart as well.

21 Jul 2017 | 12:06 AM
SomeCallMeTim

Uh-oh, here it comes. Why indeed? There's a necessary blind spot there when trying to comprehend your own parents as individual human beings. It turns out you can't, because you're them. And, as Mr. Donlan pointed out, your own individual self too, but truth be told, you're them. And that can be a very interesting thing to deal with if you try to judge them.

21 Jul 2017 | 12:06 AM
Dsmash mcironc

hey there's momma kat wanna shed some light?

21 Jul 2017 | 12:09 AM
Ak38

the coolest

21 Jul 2017 | 12:13 AM
Kent

Awesome, time to peel back some layers and get to some true feelings. PS. To those constantly complaining about the direction the story and characters are taking, and you know who you are, consider the following: maybe Gunnerkrigg Court isn't for you. And if it isn't, maybe stop reading, without telling everyone that you're going to stop, because nobody cares. pizza

21 Jul 2017 | 12:17 AM
Don't Panic

Poor girl. It all almost makes sence. Just a few more wild panic attacks and all the pieces will fit together. Good luck Kat.

21 Jul 2017 | 12:23 AM
nothingxs

isn't this a little out of character? did she just forget the conversation between Donald and Anthony entirely? i figured she might feel a little relieved that he was no longer just stuck in the same rut....

21 Jul 2017 | 12:30 AM
Brewmaster

Alright, now I feel really bad for Annie. Also, what is wrong with Kat? Isn't she supposed to be a strong-minded and loyal friend? I don't understand this comic anymore.

21 Jul 2017 | 12:30 AM
gunnerkirgg fan

The opposite of cool beans, Annie

21 Jul 2017 | 12:31 AM
Spacey

Oh, poor Annie. Someone give this girl a hug. And Mr. and Mrs. Donlan? I think now would be a time to either talk to Annie about her parents or get Tony to get his head out from wherever it is and talk to his daughter.

21 Jul 2017 | 12:32 AM
Will

Tony is a cool guy but a terrible father.

21 Jul 2017 | 12:39 AM
Chris

A lot of the commenters seem to be concerned about Annie, but this strikes me as pretty normal behavior for her. If nothing else, at least she's not blaming herself, suppressing her emotions, or setting anything on fire!

21 Jul 2017 | 12:46 AM
mori

Who seduced who? Was it the semi autistic guy who didn't know what to do with himself when he learned the Valkyrie Brunhilda had a crush on him or the charming gal who tricked a trickster and used Reynard's feelings to lure him into the Court? For what it's worth Rey and James still have deep feelings for Surma while Brynnie hasn't been seen or mentioned since Tony rejected her.

21 Jul 2017 | 12:47 AM
pip25

Okay, I guess if someone is being manipulated here, it's Annie. She's making less and less sense with each and every sentence.

21 Jul 2017 | 12:55 AM
Pebkio

That is a fantastic question. But not exactly relevant. Let's not forget that Annie is racing down this rabbit hole because she'd rather believe Tony is using sinister techniques over the more simple explanation that Kat is just a shitty friend.

21 Jul 2017 | 1:01 AM
...

She's right, Surma did not seem like the girl who would marry the "I have matters to attend to"-Guy over Eglamore.

21 Jul 2017 | 1:03 AM
0z79

I'm really hoping that Tony isn't gaslighting her... but I think he may be.

21 Jul 2017 | 1:03 AM
mori

Y'know, maybe Surma's the real charming snake here. Everyone remembers her as lovely and wonderful yet she seduced Rey to get him closer to the Court (probably ordered to but she still did it, and convincingly), dumped James while he was away, and - best intentions for Annie aside - robbed her loved ones of the chance to say goodbye before she died... FOR TEN YEARS! There's also the fact that one of the meanings of her name is "poison" and for whatever reason she failed to tell Annie the truth about herself - kind of important when Annie becomes an adult.

21 Jul 2017 | 1:17 AM
Muddy

Everyone has freaked out at the thought of their parents bumping uglies at one stage or another...

21 Jul 2017 | 1:17 AM
Shade

You know, as much as I hate Tony, I think it's just karma that his cold, abusive behavior has finally made his daughter think the only way her mother could love him was through some manipulation. While I personally think there has to be SOME redeeming quality of the man Surma must have seen in him we haven't seen on-screen, it clearly wasn't enough to keep everyone else around him from thinking the man was a total tool.

21 Jul 2017 | 1:24 AM
Schezuan

By the sound of it, her beans are cookin'.

21 Jul 2017 | 1:34 AM
BenRG

I don't think that we've ever before had such a clear impression given us as to just how totally and utterly screwed up Annie is. She's a total emotional mess; ripe for exploitation and manipulation (as Coyote, the Psychopomps and the Court have all been gleefully and unapologetically doing).

21 Jul 2017 | 1:39 AM
Casual Explorer

Is Annie aware of the past or is she just confused? This is becoming very dramatic.

21 Jul 2017 | 1:41 AM
Boushi

Annie, what the fuck.

21 Jul 2017 | 1:53 AM
Fnordius

Ah, she is a teenager after all. High Weirdness does not protect from growing up.

21 Jul 2017 | 2:10 AM
Castaras

Camera angle's changing... Annie's going crazy... Mrs Donlan HEEEEEEEEEELP.

21 Jul 2017 | 2:17 AM
someone

is that a shirt or a saucepan?

21 Jul 2017 | 2:31 AM
francis

i'm hangin out for a story from anja~ come on anja! tell us how it went down!

21 Jul 2017 | 2:45 AM
Samantha

Way to go, Kat. You made your best friend doubt your mother's affections for your father.

21 Jul 2017 | 3:07 AM
Aguy Thatis

You're losing your cool, Beans.

21 Jul 2017 | 3:08 AM
not boxbot

Thankfully Anja's here for some deeply needed answers.

21 Jul 2017 | 3:12 AM
revy

It was Surma who manipulated Anthony. Calling it now. She wanted a child and Carver was the only one of her suitors willing to go along, in his Hybris thinking he could prevent death. We know from Renard she was not above manipulating the feelings of others.

21 Jul 2017 | 3:13 AM
gaueko

it turns out people are stupid and broken as hell and then they have kids

21 Jul 2017 | 3:17 AM
Someone Else

The beans have to be at least luke-warm by now, come on.

21 Jul 2017 | 3:32 AM
Metadox

Anyone see any facial resemblance between Annie and our JimmyJims? Surma and he did seem to be.. involved.. 'til whatever flawed reasoning saw her in Tony's arms. Love and rakish charm sacrificed for perceived stability?

21 Jul 2017 | 3:57 AM
Renna

Oh Annie... :( Anja, I hope you can set the record straight!

21 Jul 2017 | 4:12 AM
Whiner

Gross. Here's the 'let's sympathize with Tony's hidden humanity' chapter. Wow I hate when children are expected to parent their parents.

21 Jul 2017 | 4:16 AM
Eska

When you fail at parenting so hard, your kid thinks you voodoo-ed her mom into marrying you.

21 Jul 2017 | 4:27 AM
bob bot

D'awww!

21 Jul 2017 | 4:34 AM
Metadox

And Sedna's arm in the latest (and last sadly) of Alice Grove has a certain familiarity. Perhaps a tip of the hat, subconscious or no, to GC and dear Ysengrin's arm-growing handiwork?

21 Jul 2017 | 4:41 AM
Ashton

This is getting dark and I feel like crying.

21 Jul 2017 | 4:43 AM
BiTronic

just put on your tungsten foil hat Annie

21 Jul 2017 | 4:48 AM
Tue

Because he is introvert, and they did love each other very much but you tend to get really negative when you lose someone/thing you care about to something out of your hands. He left her at the court because he knew she would be safe while he figured out how, if, he could find a cure to the matter - which would end up hurting her as well in the end. Forgetting that he could get hurt as well, or manipulated with by other forces. But nooo, he is just a bad father to some I guess.

21 Jul 2017 | 5:07 AM
ZB

This is a very strange arc.

21 Jul 2017 | 5:10 AM
Zaorish9

Hahaha, masturbatory side comics aren't going to convince anyone to give you extra money for this boring story.

21 Jul 2017 | 5:12 AM
Name

I no longer have any idea what is going on in this comic. :S

21 Jul 2017 | 5:35 AM
Name

I wonder when we'll see Zimmy again.

21 Jul 2017 | 5:36 AM
january

Yikes

21 Jul 2017 | 5:49 AM
StarsAndLuna

She really is serious

21 Jul 2017 | 5:49 AM
AJ Bulldis

So is this the first time she's really let herself question her father's behavior and motives?

21 Jul 2017 | 5:51 AM
hapax

Umm, Kat. You are not addressing the central issue here. If you can't reassure Annie that YOU have a reason to like her father, she won't believe ANYONE could.

21 Jul 2017 | 5:54 AM
Omni024

Tom, could you release two weeks worth of pages in one day, just so we can all stop having to wait to see where this conversation is going to go? Thanks.

21 Jul 2017 | 5:57 AM
pd

Being a medium, Annie can hopefully straighten out the matter.

21 Jul 2017 | 6:16 AM
MorrahaDesigns

Annie's emotional turmoil is reaching critical mass.

21 Jul 2017 | 6:25 AM
DapperDelta

Annie seems to have some daddy issues.

21 Jul 2017 | 6:30 AM
Vandorbelt

For someone wearing a "cool beans" shirt, Annie's beans are anything but cool right now.

21 Jul 2017 | 6:35 AM
Pyo

Remember: it's only paranoia if it isn't true.

21 Jul 2017 | 6:48 AM
Donnie Darko

Dark, Frank. Very dark.

21 Jul 2017 | 6:51 AM
idunno

Why would anyone want to marry a beautiful redhead ? Oh, gee, I dunno...

21 Jul 2017 | 6:54 AM
Septimus

I mean, I can see how the story is trying to spin this as "Annie's so crazy, amirite?" but... does anyone else feel like this is totally justified? The man's a sociopath and abused his daughter and, last Annie knew, Kat hated him. And now Kat's buddies with him and offers no explanation. Like, Kat's not stupid, right? She knows how this 180 change in character would affect her friend? It just feels like the last couple chapters should have just been called Gaslighting Annie.

21 Jul 2017 | 6:54 AM
Anon

If I facepalm any harder about how Annie is acting my nose is gonna break.

21 Jul 2017 | 7:19 AM
hi

It's nice to see a good old fashioned irrational freak out every once and a while. I'm just waiting for something to catch on fire.

21 Jul 2017 | 7:26 AM
artificer-urza

She has been clear about it? I don't recall it ever actually being discussed.

21 Jul 2017 | 7:29 AM
Shantae

'Cuz she wanted to have a baby, Annie!

21 Jul 2017 | 7:41 AM

Updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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

Red's Friend Gets A Name Too I Suppose

Chapter 62: And then Coyote Said...

Chapter 63: The Shadow Men