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Re: Tom Siddell's Gunnerkrigg Court

Postby Qray » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:30 am

Whoa! I didn't see that revelation coming.

Considering what Bob's wife is, I'm not so certain that the adult's purpose of "abducting" the kids is to scare them away from being comfortable in the outdoors
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Re: Tom Siddell's Gunnerkrigg Court

Postby Bmat » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:12 am

Thanks for the reminder. Since I have off work today I forgot it was Monday and Gunnerkrigg Court day. :lol:

I see what you mean. So now I don't have any theories about motive.

I wonder why Tom has (apparently) turned off the comments under the day's page? or is my computer just not loading them?
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Re: Tom Siddell's Gunnerkrigg Court

Postby Qray » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:17 am

They were off earlier, but are on now.
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Re: Tom Siddell's Gunnerkrigg Court

Postby Bmat » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:42 pm

This wasn't my favorite chapter. The concepts were interesting, but I thought the camping trip would be more intriguing. It appears that every time the kids want to do something they can call up "magic" powers. The diversion and the grid were OK. I don't know what I was hoping for. Maybe a longer chapter.
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Re: Tom Siddell's Gunnerkrigg Court

Postby Qray » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:17 am

I was thinking the same thing. The Chapter seemed too short to me. After reading yesterday's update I thought "What, that's it?"

A few plot elements were firmed up in the Chapter such as the animosity between Sir Young and Diego, the decon rooms, and that Bob was the mysterious caretaker that caught Annie and Kat trespassing in Chapter 6, etc. Antimony's socialization continued and we learned that Jack's not a complete jerk. Still, there seemed to be a definitive lack of purpose to the Chapter.

I love the expressions on Bob and Marcia's face in panel of the last page. "Oh no, you mean you're going to make a Dryad and the man (a horticulturist?) that married her sleep in the outdoors...oh the horror!" :roll: They probably prefer the outdoors to their house.

Looking forward to seeing what the next Chapter title is going to be.
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Skywatcher and the Angel.

Postby Qray » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:33 am

The front page for Chapter 25 is up and all I can say is "Holy crossovers, Batman! It's the ARKENPLIERS!"

I'm going to take a wild guess and say that Chapter 25 has something to do with Jeanne (the lady down by the river) and the mechanical birds.

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Re: Tom Siddell's Gunnerkrigg Court

Postby Bmat » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:08 pm

What is "Parkour?"
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Re: Tom Siddell's Gunnerkrigg Court

Postby who me » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:39 am

strange minds think allike when i saw the pliers I thought the same thing.
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parkour, allso called free running.

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ARKENPLIERS![BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEeqHj3Nj2c&feature=fvst[/BBvideo]

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Well...it IS only a Peugeot 207.

Postby Qray » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:39 am

And in Liverpool it's actually a faster means of moving about that driving a car.

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Freerunning is also the basis behind the video game Mirror's Edge. As you play a courier who employs similar freerunning skills to carry communiques around the city for the Revolution which is trying to overthrow the totalitarian government running things.
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What the???

Postby Qray » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:28 am

I'm confused by the last panel of yesterday's update.

The speech balloon seems to be coming from the Parkour robot. However, it's the wrong background color (Tom uses different background colors for the speech balloons of each character) for that robot. In fact it's not the right color for Skywatcher either. Also, it seems that the dialog in the speech balloon "Robot, should your really be calling Kat an Angel?" doesn't fit either as it's the Parkour robot who appears to be speaking and he's the one who seemed to refer to Kat as an Angel in the previous page. Though until this page was introduced, I thought the "Angel" being referred to in the first page of the Chapter was "Jeanne."

It could be a narrative voice, our a remote voice, but then why would the speech balloon be pointing at the Parkour robot.

Is it a mistake on Tom's part? If not, it'll be interesting to see what happens in tomorrow's update that explains the obvious oddity.
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Re: Tom Siddell's Gunnerkrigg Court

Postby Bmat » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:32 pm

I suspect that the scene we saw is from a dream or a made up story that some of the kids are telling. And that the odd balloon is someone else talking outside of the scene.
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Re: Tom Siddell's Gunnerkrigg Court

Postby Qray » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:07 pm

I was thinking that, but then wouldn't the speech balloon be a more narrative balloon in that it wouldn't have an arrow pointing to a character in the scene?
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