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Old 10-27-2017, 01:15 PM
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Yeah, fair enough.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:02 PM
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Did it say how they actually are at this stage? Seniors? I kind of got the feeling this was post-graduation, since it seems like everyone at the Court just stays at the Court and works there.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:09 PM
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Did it say how they actually are at this stage? Seniors? I kind of got the feeling this was post-graduation, since it seems like everyone at the Court just stays at the Court and works there.
They read as Annie & Crew's current age to me, but that's just my reading.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:52 PM
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I feel they're a bit older than that, since I can't really see any of Annie's contemporaries going out on the kind of research trip Tony embarks on as a matter of course.
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:35 PM
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I figure this is all post-graduation (No uniforms, monthlong trips to the jungle completely unsupervised, five-o-clock shadows) but not THAT long after graduation.

Like, my guess for the average age here would be to 19-20. The point where most people are basically still thinking like teenagers, but no longer have to raise their hand and ask permission to pee.
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:34 PM
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Oh certainly! But Eglamore, grown ass man, coping with advances from his surrogate mother is one (fucked up) thing. Eglamore, confused boy, coping with advances from his surrogate mother is another (skin-crawlingly fucked up) thing entirely.
Jones' whole thing is stealing names. She's done it before.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:09 AM
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I'm sorry, but nowhere near sorry enough.

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Old 11-01-2017, 11:47 AM
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Jones's look on this page makes me think that this WAS a plan by the Courtóbut the point wasn't to get Surma and Anthony together, it was to get Eglamore away from Surma. Maybe isolate him in and/or tie him to the court via Jones to keep him under control, under wraps...? Or maybe Jones just really gets off on those rock-hard muscles?
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:45 PM
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:04 PM
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:24 PM
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Good shit, BEAT.

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Jones's look on this page makes me think that this WAS a plan by the Courtóbut the point wasn't to get Surma and Anthony together, it was to get Eglamore away from Surma. Maybe isolate him in and/or tie him to the court via Jones to keep him under control, under wraps...? Or maybe Jones just really gets off on those rock-hard muscles?
I think that Jones has been planning to change her name to Eglamore Jimmy Jims since soon after they met. She just seized her opportunity.

I still believe this is all coincidence. The alternative is that there is a higher level of secrecy within the Court than the level that Tony and the Donlans are already ultra-paranoid about, and that when this conspiracy needs some teens to get their Bone on, they will immediately resort to assassination. The Court might be that cold, but I don't think they're that subtle or that wasteful.
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Yeah, this whole "Court's plan" idea is super dumb. So they secretly assassinated a student's mother so her boyfriend would go to the funeral with her and miss a trip with his friend, and they somehow knew their other friend would volunteer to take his place, and they somehow knew they would fall in love in the process even though they basically just tolerate each other to this point, so that something something?

Yes, all that nonsense isn't IMPOSSIBLE because it's a fiction story. But it would be a very bad story.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:13 AM
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Iíve read a lot of silver age comics, so it sounds pretty reasonable to me.
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I AGONIZED over whether or not to add the "OK" bubble in the final panel, but I feel like I made the correct choice.
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Old 11-04-2017, 05:30 AM
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Jones's look on this page makes me think that this WAS a plan by the Courtóbut the point wasn't to get Surma and Anthony together, it was to get Eglamore away from Surma.
To be fair Jones's look on that page is pretty similar to Jones's look on nearly every other page.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:26 AM
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This was all part of Jones's 5-billion-year plan to seduce buff young men.
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:42 AM
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Jones ever only has one look.

And that look is REVENGE SEX
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:01 PM
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This was all part of Jones's 5-billion-year plan to seduce buff young men.
Sheís plays the long game and she plays to win
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:57 PM
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"Congratulations, new graduates of Gunnerkrigg Court! Today is the first day of the rest of your lives, here, with us, at the Court, forever!

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Among other things, each of you has been given a cyanide capsule to be used in case of an emergency. Some of the more science-minded of you may have noticed that there is actually enough cyanide contained within to kill two healthy adults. We will leave it to your individual discretion whether to use that second dose as a final act of defiance, or as an act of compassion for an innocent victim who could surely have been saved if you had just been a better Court Citizen."
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:40 PM
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This may be my addled brain remembering things wrong years down the line, but wasn't there a bit somewhere about how fire elementals die when they give birth?

Because loving your daughter only to hate her for 'taking' the love of your life away seems like a very Tony thing.
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:22 PM
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You remember correctly. Though Pa Carver has clarified that he only hates himself. That doesn't make him any less of a bad parent, obviously.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:34 PM
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I just reread chapter 53 today and it is honestly devastating.
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:52 PM
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And in a horrible way, he knows that if Annie ever has a kid, she will die like her mother.

Kind of puts things in a different light with Tony. They are both still being assholes about things and should sit down and talk, but Iím guessing Kat will get involved.


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Old 11-13-2017, 07:30 AM
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:11 PM
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This is either going to be 1000% amazing, or heart rending.

There are no other possibilities.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:37 PM
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Kat dies
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:04 PM
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This is either going to be 1000% amazing, or heart rending.

There are no other possibilities.
Why not both?
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:13 PM
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hey, what was the last hardback released, does anyone know?
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:38 AM
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According to Amazon, Vol 5 hardcover came out in August 2015. Vol 6 is listed as coming out next February, which is quite a gap.

I neglected to buy the Vol 5 hardcover when it came out, and now there'll be a gap in my collection since it's out of print. Not paying hundreds of dollars for it...

(EDIT: Oh wait, looks like we can still buy them from GC's own shop directly?)

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