Tom

Chapter 53: Page 12

Yeah that was a joke, sorry.

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Amanda

But was it REALLY Tom?

27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM
Ihpkmn

HIS FACE! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH HIS FACE?!

27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM
BOOTS

this is so bizarre

27 Jul 2015 | 12:01 AM
No One

What.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:02 AM
Alexandra W

Hah! He IS human!

27 Jul 2015 | 12:02 AM
Fire Hazard

Tony breaks the mask.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:03 AM
ET

im having trouble believing that this is an actual page and not an edited picture from the forum

27 Jul 2015 | 12:03 AM
GreyJack

Well, I guess he has lots of free time to work on his interior decorating when he's just sitting there.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:03 AM
tiedyeastronomer

he has a personality beyond that of an angry piece of wet cardboard?!

27 Jul 2015 | 12:04 AM
SpitefulFox

Aw, this is really cute. Seeing Tony crack jokes and get excited about booze makes him seem like more of a person and less of a soulless jerkbag.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:04 AM
Nathanyel

Is this a flashback, does this take place before the dinner, just after Annie cut her hair?

27 Jul 2015 | 12:04 AM
starving autist

Wow, some actual character.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:04 AM
Proper

Man, I'm really bad at this.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:05 AM
Eska

You know how when you bite into something that has a weird elastic texture, and you're not quite sure how work your jaw around it and you keep chewing and chewing awkwardly like its old gum? That's what Tony's sense of humour is like to me.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:05 AM
AJ

Haha all you had to do was show that Tony only owns one glass and one mug and suddenly he's SO MUCH MORE RELATEABLE as a character. We've all been there mate...

27 Jul 2015 | 12:05 AM
Avurai

Anthony has never been creepier. Expression aside, we now see he's capable of personable, even affable joking and ribbing. He's just decided not to use those skills around his daughter. Ever. All she gets is robot teacher man sir.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:06 AM
Sarah

Hahaha, "Get that into my house." I don't like the guy, but that was a funny line. Didn't say "come on in and we'll have a drink" or smile...just that command.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:06 AM
Fashoo

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Oh God, I needed that. The intensity of this whole plotline, we needed that relief.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:07 AM
moondax

It is really hard to hear that line in panel 3 in my head with that guy not having a single expression since his reappearance.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:07 AM
bratello-07

Hey! There is some sort of conversations i love most! :3

27 Jul 2015 | 12:10 AM
Maki

so much effort into decorating haha

27 Jul 2015 | 12:11 AM
Hoshiko

.... Huh, so they really are going to drink and talk... 0-0

27 Jul 2015 | 12:12 AM
Soren

I don't even... what? Is he trying to funny? Gah, this is weird. We start off with Tony riling us all up, then we see Annie get spiritually disconnected, and now the man is making light conversation with a colleague? Are we trying to love or hate this man Tom?

27 Jul 2015 | 12:13 AM
John Doe

Hey, is that licor 43?

27 Jul 2015 | 12:14 AM
Bear

He's human after all. c':

27 Jul 2015 | 12:15 AM
SomeCallMeTim

What? Whatwhatwhatwhatwhat?!?? Dammit, Tom. Well played.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:16 AM
Blip

Dear god, does he look like Annie in the first panel. And... is this humour we're seeing from Tony? Actual human emotion beyond internal anguish and logical fallacy? This is... sad, in a way. He's been more open with Donny in these few panels than he has with Annie in all fifteen (assuming that's her age) years of her life. *Sigh* At least we may finally get a few answers now.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:22 AM
Anon3000

Donald Donlan. Not only does his last name have nearly the same letters as his first. He's also one of the most kickass characters in Gunnerkrigg. And as for being able to get through to Tony even just a little - it's a rare skill. The superhero-eye-mask-trending-glasses design suits Donny MUCH better, Tom.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:24 AM
Anthony

...

27 Jul 2015 | 12:26 AM
Marmodillory

Haha! So tony can joke around *or try to, atleast* as well. I know he has been too hard on our dear Annie after depriving her of all fatherly love and affection growing up, but I think he is having a hard time of this as well.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:26 AM
Louise

Did this page really just happen

27 Jul 2015 | 12:29 AM
Sim

Out of every line you have ever written, "Get that in my house" is the best EVER.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:30 AM
Arron

Omgod I think I am dead

27 Jul 2015 | 12:36 AM
Rion

Best thing Tony ever said.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:36 AM
Anon

Hahaha what a jokester!

27 Jul 2015 | 12:39 AM
lamepudding

you make me uncomfortable, mr carver

27 Jul 2015 | 12:39 AM
JWM

I love that line "get that in my house" because I can't really tell what emotion he is using. It would normally seem like excitement but the panel and his personality does not support that so I have to assume he is saying that line with little emotion but still really excited about it.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:39 AM
Yes.

Yes!

27 Jul 2015 | 12:40 AM
Thirsty Artist

Git dat in my house.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:40 AM
DanMark

Considering his current emotional display, I think we all took that seriously. ._.'

27 Jul 2015 | 12:40 AM
J-Wash

Chapter predictions? Tony "Party Animal" Carver proceeds to get wankered and throw his only chair through the window.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:40 AM
SamTheKingOfHell

Wow Tony why you gotta be so demanding? Why can't you be emotional and nice for a change.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:42 AM
Grisha

I never pegged Anthony for an ascetic. I also didn't peg him as a scotch drinker. Thought of him more as a brandy man.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:42 AM
Get that

In my house

27 Jul 2015 | 12:45 AM
Dierna

Awww how cute...he's trying to make a joke....does he even know how to smile??

27 Jul 2015 | 12:51 AM
Chair Fanboy

Funny how Tony is THAT considerate toward a piece of furniture, while leaving his daughter in an isolated cell...

27 Jul 2015 | 12:51 AM
Onyx

That's Licor 43 isn't it? Also, that joke was hilarious, coming from stick-in-the-mud Tony.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:53 AM
saru1020

I have never commented on this site although i've read for years. This one comic made me go from hating Annie's dad to making him one of my favorites.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:54 AM
Theodore

What???

27 Jul 2015 | 12:56 AM
Vladier

So, probably not a robot, then. Unless robots can consume alcoholic beverages. Or is it apple juice? Also, does that mean that the desk and the armchair aren't feng shui'd? That would certainly explain all the negativity in his life. I also like Tony's expression in the second panel. It looks like a mix of wild bewilderment and critical assessment.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:58 AM
Muddy

OK what we really need to know is how did he pronounce "Feng shui". If he went with "Feng shooey" then there's a grain of humanity left and T can be redeemed. If he went with the hipster approved "fung shway" then he's gotta burrrn!

27 Jul 2015 | 1:02 AM
acelightning

Ah, keeping alive the British-mystery-story tradition of "drinking Scotch out of the tooth mug"...

27 Jul 2015 | 1:05 AM
wat

His pokerface makes his jokes sound either angry or hilarious. There is no in between.

27 Jul 2015 | 1:19 AM
Sebastian

Is that Whiskey or Cuarenta y Tres liquor??

27 Jul 2015 | 1:21 AM
Sara

Makes perfect sense that he would deadpan his jokes.

27 Jul 2015 | 1:21 AM
katerina

I liked him mean his sense of humor is out of place

27 Jul 2015 | 1:30 AM
Muzzie

I feel like maybe I've slipped into an alternate dimension... or a coma... not sure. But I do know one thing, this Tony is terrifying in a brand new way, he's trying to joke and be normal and I'm scared. What is happeningggggg?!

27 Jul 2015 | 1:30 AM
Wizard

Somehow, the fact that Tony apparently possesses a sense of humor may be the scariest thing we've learned yet.

27 Jul 2015 | 1:36 AM
Dogwood

So here's where we release the tension and start humanizing him. This is good, I like it.

27 Jul 2015 | 1:40 AM
M

I can't tell if he has some sort of facial condition, or if he's just really deadpan... Also, he appears to only posses two cups.

27 Jul 2015 | 1:53 AM
Doc

They drink 43?

27 Jul 2015 | 1:53 AM
Bladiblubb

Starts promising. The armor is slipping.

27 Jul 2015 | 1:53 AM
RichardLongflop

Damn, another side to him.

27 Jul 2015 | 1:56 AM
Kent

About feng shui? I'll have you know the rearranging funiture is nothing to joke about! Check your privilege, Tom! :P

27 Jul 2015 | 1:59 AM
vealin

the most straight faced party animal in existance

27 Jul 2015 | 2:10 AM
Wind and Water

This man is going to need a professional Feng Shui consultant if he wants more than one piece of furniture in his house

27 Jul 2015 | 2:16 AM
geressen

that sorta looks like 43.

27 Jul 2015 | 2:20 AM
Boxbot

"Get that in my house" is an odd thing to say

27 Jul 2015 | 2:20 AM
Wait wha

Pffffft

27 Jul 2015 | 2:21 AM
Katrina

I'm beginning to feel sorry for Anthony. It doesn't excuse what he's done to his daughter but it's becoming increasingly obvious that he just doesn't have a clue. It's sad. And it's sadder that Antimony's been dragged along for the ride. I hope Donny really does have a plan. And wth is Eglamore?

27 Jul 2015 | 2:24 AM
Liz

What are they, a couple of dorks?

27 Jul 2015 | 2:24 AM
Fawnet

One water glass and a coffee cup? For fancy alcohol? Shouldn't he have more glassware than a broke college student?

27 Jul 2015 | 2:26 AM
SunnyHart

As much as I hate Tony and want to throw him in front of a Double-Decker, his response to the bottle was priceless.

27 Jul 2015 | 2:34 AM
R03

he... can joke?

27 Jul 2015 | 2:40 AM
paper crane

He likes alcohol??? Or whatever that stuff is???? I just can't get over his face and words when he said "Get that in my house" like uulhsnirinjb wHAT CAN THIS MEAN WILL HE TELL US WHAT HE DID DOES HE WANT TO?????

27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 AM
CM

He's a damned robot. And not of the nice friendly type, either. Brrrr.

27 Jul 2015 | 3:03 AM
Aww

Its cute that they're still friends at least...

27 Jul 2015 | 3:04 AM
Kytha

!!! Are we about to get more explanation for Anthony's behavior? I'm really interested in seeing where this goes next!

27 Jul 2015 | 3:07 AM
AndR

Oooooooooooh. Nice move, not-eglamore-with-glasses.

27 Jul 2015 | 3:10 AM
Zane

Tony being fond of the drink made me laugh. Get that in my house indeed.

27 Jul 2015 | 3:18 AM
Siraj

*eyebrow raise* huh...

27 Jul 2015 | 3:23 AM
khoshekh

nooooo!! the conflicting feelings of a character being a jerkbag but also slowly being humanized!! stop that

27 Jul 2015 | 3:26 AM
Marci

At least he has some humor?

27 Jul 2015 | 3:33 AM
ElMariachi

Tony... Tony can crack a joke. I don't know if I should feel relieved or scared.

27 Jul 2015 | 3:39 AM
AluK

Comedic genius.

27 Jul 2015 | 3:43 AM
Anon

fengshui is a verb now? Whatever I see stone-facedness still runs in the family

27 Jul 2015 | 3:55 AM
OtakuPatriot

...this is how Tony jokes? ...Tony's capable of jokes? ...Tony has emotions? I AM BEWILDERED

27 Jul 2015 | 3:58 AM
Rhapsodeyus

And suddenly I like Tony a lot more than I did before this page. "Get that in my house."

27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 AM
Zaorish

What the fuck

27 Jul 2015 | 4:03 AM
phil

loool I laughed so hard. nice one!!! :) :) :)

27 Jul 2015 | 4:07 AM
Ud the Imp

You can easily just HEAR the genuine emotion coming out of Carver's mouth here despite his face being completely unmoving. This is definitely going to be a weird set of pages just from that juxaposition ALONE. Dude's still a complete douche though as this is CLEAR favoritism at Annie's expense.

27 Jul 2015 | 4:11 AM
GET THAT BEER

IN MY BELLEH NOW, DILONLAN

27 Jul 2015 | 4:17 AM
Lazarus

We're seeing new sides of everybody!

27 Jul 2015 | 4:22 AM
Renna

Now, does "alone" mean he only intended to have the chair, or that he intends to have more furniture, but hasn't had time because of how long it takes to feng shui just one piece?

27 Jul 2015 | 4:26 AM
Tobias

Oh? Hmm. What's this about then, I wonder?

27 Jul 2015 | 4:29 AM
Nevjix

Barrel of laughs right here!

27 Jul 2015 | 4:37 AM
Donna

Ok. I'm lost. This is out of character somehow....

27 Jul 2015 | 4:45 AM
Somerandom

This is my kind of humour

27 Jul 2015 | 4:49 AM
Sam

That's ummmm like the only piece of furniture besides his desk and his bed btw.

27 Jul 2015 | 5:06 AM
MarsBar

Yesss let's get some humanity going Tony

27 Jul 2015 | 5:09 AM
Magma

Oh, they're drinking. I'm getting a bad feeling about this.

27 Jul 2015 | 5:15 AM
Not Todd

Verbing weirds language.

27 Jul 2015 | 5:17 AM
Proper

You have no idea how to feng shui, asshole.

27 Jul 2015 | 5:19 AM
Sq.

Well, this marks the first time I have felt sympathetic to Tony. Let's see where this goes.

27 Jul 2015 | 5:20 AM
Bradling

WHAT'S HE GOING TO DO???

27 Jul 2015 | 5:22 AM
Foxhack

Meanwhile, in the distance: *ba dum tish* Antimony: *groan* Dad jokes...

27 Jul 2015 | 5:26 AM
boxcutterbot

ba-dum-tssss.

27 Jul 2015 | 5:35 AM
Brandon

Oh no! Dry humor! Please don't make me like him! T_T

27 Jul 2015 | 5:41 AM
Joe

Tom, you liar. Tony can't joke. He doesn't grasp the concept of fun.

27 Jul 2015 | 5:42 AM
Dah

Oh my god he's not a robot!

27 Jul 2015 | 5:45 AM
Pablo

Gunnerkrigg Court: A History. In his youth, Donald Donlan was nicknamed "Severus" due to his renowned ability to create various distilled beverages. As a teacher, he was known among the other teachers (his former classmates) as the Unofficial Potions Master of Gunnerkrigg Court for a specialty brew known as "Firewater."

27 Jul 2015 | 5:54 AM
Pol

God, Tony, you really do look terrible.

27 Jul 2015 | 5:59 AM
BlimpFruit

WHAAAAAT TONY CAN INTERACT WITH HUMAN BEINGS??!

27 Jul 2015 | 6:02 AM
Omg

Omg

27 Jul 2015 | 6:11 AM
DubyahDee

Oh my god. He's hysterical

27 Jul 2015 | 6:13 AM
DubyahDee

Oh my god. He's hysterical

27 Jul 2015 | 6:13 AM
Random Reader

Tony seems...more open already. Probably since he thinks it's just Donny. And apparently a bottle of his favorite drink, that he hasn't tasted in forever.

27 Jul 2015 | 6:19 AM
c

oh no are we humanizing tony now, i am uncomfortable with this

27 Jul 2015 | 6:19 AM
Izzy

BOOOOOOOOZE!!!!!!

27 Jul 2015 | 6:20 AM
spiritmoon

God why is he such a suck-up and a -BEEP- head?!!?! I JUST WANNA PUNCH HIM! MANY MANY TIMES!!! SERIOUSLY!

27 Jul 2015 | 6:23 AM
Courtney

Haha, awesome liquor for a gift! Good pick. And he DOES have some personality!

27 Jul 2015 | 6:27 AM
Crumplepunch

AND BY MY HOUSE I MEAN MY LIVER

27 Jul 2015 | 6:27 AM
phaelon

my gears are mashing on panel 3.

27 Jul 2015 | 6:30 AM
cad

so deadpan. xD

27 Jul 2015 | 6:34 AM
Nlresda123

Anthony looks really messed up in the last box......WTH happened to him?

27 Jul 2015 | 6:35 AM
hpa

best buds

27 Jul 2015 | 6:37 AM
Jacob

"Get that in my house" Holy crap...he DOES have a personality.

27 Jul 2015 | 6:37 AM
HardWearJunkie

His dead pan humor is very dead.

27 Jul 2015 | 6:44 AM
doLst

So, like he shows a tidbit of humanity. Maybe Mr. Donlan wants Annie to see that? The suspense is injuring me. But it's not quite killing me. More like a mild, mayonnaise-induced blunt force wound to the arm. Surf Wisely.

27 Jul 2015 | 6:49 AM
Erin

Tony looks so... OLD. Also, amazing, he actually has personality? I'm very confused and intrigued.

27 Jul 2015 | 6:52 AM
Korrupt

That is definitely something you don't hear everyday. 'Get THAT IN my house.' usually it's 'Get OUT OF my house.' I almost read it as such too.

27 Jul 2015 | 6:55 AM
KaibaBoy

"Get that in my house" might be the most bizarre line to make sense in context yet.

27 Jul 2015 | 7:02 AM
Beau

The "get that in my house" was a.. joke? That seems pretty strange for Tony as a character

27 Jul 2015 | 7:06 AM
Talewinds

That's what happens when one has to feng for oneself.

27 Jul 2015 | 7:16 AM
sb

No apologies will ever be enough, Mr. Siddell, that was pretty terrible. It must also be said that most non-court-compatible versions of Feng Shui do not go for minimalism all that much. Tony must be a purist.

27 Jul 2015 | 7:23 AM
Kim

says one joke: IMMEDIATELY DOUBTS ALL HATE IVE DIRECTED AT CHARACTER FOR //LITERAL/ YEARS

27 Jul 2015 | 7:24 AM
Kate

Licor 43, straight? Odd choice.

27 Jul 2015 | 7:26 AM
ArtemisFolly

WHAT

27 Jul 2015 | 7:28 AM
partiallyBatty

OK, who are you, obviously-not-Tony?

27 Jul 2015 | 7:42 AM
Tolfor

You know, this page just made me realize something. He hasn't made a single facial expression since showing up again, right? And his face is all scarred and messed up. Maybe he is NO LONGER PHYSICALLY CAPABLE OF EXPRESSION for some reason. Some sort of paralysis.

27 Jul 2015 | 7:47 AM
Observer

Hahahaha!!!! Feng Shui, really? I´m rather surprised Anthony took the effort to remember what that is about!

27 Jul 2015 | 7:48 AM
NOTboxbot

I'm not sure what to make of this. This is so weird.

27 Jul 2015 | 7:50 AM
NOTboxbot

I'm not sure what to make of this. This is so weird.

27 Jul 2015 | 7:50 AM
Spy Panda

ok

27 Jul 2015 | 7:51 AM
Leanna

Oooooooo, this is gonna be good :D

27 Jul 2015 | 8:12 AM
LP

I... think that's a bottle of booze. But I really really really want it to be a vigor.

27 Jul 2015 | 8:14 AM
IonOtter

I think Tony's face is broken. Like he's had a stroke or something. I mean, after all, Zimmy *did* punch his lights out with the Flaming Fist of Fury.

27 Jul 2015 | 8:31 AM
Me

That moment when he just looks at the bottle for a second

27 Jul 2015 | 8:32 AM
sienna

you know what would be a funnier joke tom? if you died.

27 Jul 2015 | 8:38 AM
sienna

okay that was supposed to say tony not tom I'm so sorry ;(

27 Jul 2015 | 8:39 AM
Razor

You've gotta be freakin' kidding me.

27 Jul 2015 | 8:58 AM
Eridanus

I get the feeling that he's not normally this... snarky?, but he's trying to become friends with Donald again after his long absence and that really awkward, passive-aggressive dinner ruined his connection to the only (living) person he actually feels he's able to talk to.

27 Jul 2015 | 9:01 AM
Bat

I can't help picture Annie having a mild heart attack at hearing her father crack a joke.

27 Jul 2015 | 9:02 AM
Geoffrey

"Get that in my house" is not the kind of thing a normal person ever says, like Tony, it's all wrong.

27 Jul 2015 | 9:09 AM
Jack

Aaaaaaand now he's relatable. Two sentences and tom makes him human.

27 Jul 2015 | 9:16 AM
Sk-8080

That actually made me chuckle X3

27 Jul 2015 | 9:18 AM
Cassie

You know what's good after a a long, depressing run? Booze!

27 Jul 2015 | 9:23 AM
NotABoxBot

Now I'm confused. Is this whole page a joke? Or does Tom mean to clarify that the last remark was a joke?

27 Jul 2015 | 9:35 AM
RobF

Mr. Donlan is a wise man.

27 Jul 2015 | 9:45 AM
groceriies

"that that INSIDE MY HOUSE RIGHT NOW IMMEDIATELY." its the opposite of breadsticks on a terrible date.

27 Jul 2015 | 9:45 AM
Dave

I would happily of smacked him half way to hell - he abandoned Annie as soon as her mother died and didn't make contact for over 2 years. Appears out of nowhere and assumes he can control her and demand her respect. The more human he gets the more he needs to be kicked all the way through the ether!

27 Jul 2015 | 9:50 AM
oh hai

Should be funny, so why am I just slightly creeped out...?

27 Jul 2015 | 9:57 AM
CPUGuy1

WHAQT?!? Tony broke a joke?

27 Jul 2015 | 10:03 AM
Oh...No One

The confusion is real...

27 Jul 2015 | 10:07 AM
Blue Jaye

I still have want to know what happened to his hand...

27 Jul 2015 | 10:09 AM
Oakandsage

oh gods so Tony He's so... So beat down and I start to feel sympathetic And then I think He is trying to turn his daughter more like him Like into someone he can identify with Or give advice about the world that will be relevant Or like he thinks being as flattened as he is ... Is the only surviveable way to be and he wants the best for her and being totally emotionally beat down is the best he has to offer Like maybe he wants her to learn her lesson before the world teaches it to her in a less surviveable way Oh tony You are so f'd up Maybe I'm reading too much into two facial expressions and five words idk

27 Jul 2015 | 10:11 AM
Vorlonagent

Now remember, Donny and Tony are the same age...

27 Jul 2015 | 10:20 AM
Bart

So, the clue behind borrowing the blinker stone is that Annie can listen in while Tony is more 'at ease', conversing with Donnie alone?

27 Jul 2015 | 10:36 AM
pax

i don't even know how to feel about the fact that tony is making jokes

27 Jul 2015 | 10:45 AM
Personman

I know other people have already identified the alcohol as Licor 43... but to me it bears striking resemblance to Jeanne's finery: http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=429

27 Jul 2015 | 10:58 AM
Blackthorne88

I'm so pumped that you added that he has no cups for guests, thus mug and glass.

27 Jul 2015 | 11:01 AM
Lass

... I just started liking him a little more. There's the young boy we saw in Donny's flashback - the one who could show emotions to the people he cared about. Bring him out, please, so Annie can see.

27 Jul 2015 | 11:08 AM
carbonzeroxide

This is both rewarding and deeply insettling. I don't even know if I want him to be likeable.

27 Jul 2015 | 11:14 AM
DanShim

I'm taking that "Get that in the house" panel as a meme for things I want in my house, now.

27 Jul 2015 | 11:17 AM
Kenbobb

Caught me off-guard again. I love how Tom signals what he is going to do pretty clearly, and then still managed to do something that astonishes me. This plot is continuing to thicken and swirl in a most rewarding way!

27 Jul 2015 | 11:26 AM
nemderogatorius

To what the chair now?

27 Jul 2015 | 11:40 AM
feli

I'm a bit confused. Is this after the wonderful dinner party or before?

27 Jul 2015 | 11:50 AM
^_^

Feng shui like traditional feng shui, obsessive feng shui, conversational feng shui, hipster feng shui, or joked feng shui? That remains to be seen. Anyway, I am waiting for a montage of him placing the chair in all possible and impossible positions ^_^

27 Jul 2015 | 11:51 AM
Tue

Fits his character. But tbh I like the joke. :)

27 Jul 2015 | 11:56 AM
NotCanidae

The little humanizing touches are blindsiding, but what sticks with me is Tony and Annie's shared inability to have different facial expressions despite obvious positive emotions. The forest has changed her-- does this scare Tony, or just bother him?

27 Jul 2015 | 12:07 PM
Proper

@Proper Man, I'm really bad at this.: You were ordered to stop, Tom.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:14 PM
Placebophiliac

Uh, WHAT?!

27 Jul 2015 | 12:24 PM
Gordon

Ahh, nothing like a cool refreshing glass of urine.

27 Jul 2015 | 12:44 PM
Amanda

Wait, is Tony..........funny???

27 Jul 2015 | 12:51 PM
Genthar

I thought this might happen. Mr. Carver has only ever been comfortable around Mr. Donlan. (see http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1011) Talking to him one on one is about the only way he could get him to open up.

27 Jul 2015 | 1:56 PM
hahaha

GET THAT INTO MY HOUSE!!!!!!!

27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 PM
Azirahael

And Surma married this guy?

27 Jul 2015 | 2:04 PM
fadsae

Ah yes, invisible label brandy, my favorite! Didn't want to use a silly, distracting gag? that makes sense, it adds to the scene's rich colorful clarity.

27 Jul 2015 | 2:16 PM
fadsae

THAT JERK LIKES THE COLOR RED OMG SO MANY FFEELS

27 Jul 2015 | 2:17 PM
Home Sapien

But why? Why? Why Tony,why?

27 Jul 2015 | 2:19 PM
Quotidian

*Rimshot* You know what would really up the stakes at this moment? That Guy showing up. You know who. And Jones could lend her weight (density? mass?) for the Anthony antonyml.

27 Jul 2015 | 2:24 PM
Kenbobb

I am sad. All this time I have yearned for Boxbot, and he was there, waiting. http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=438

27 Jul 2015 | 2:33 PM
hannah

He's decrepit! What the hell happened to him?

27 Jul 2015 | 3:04 PM
Bard

Was that actually a joke? Right now, it's not difficult to see Anthony ACTUALLY spending a week doing feng shui on a chair. Supposing he actually is into that sort of thing.

27 Jul 2015 | 3:05 PM
czarofcanada

Anyone else notice that they're drinking 43?

27 Jul 2015 | 3:49 PM
Tom

Guys. Just not into home decorating!

27 Jul 2015 | 3:59 PM
Solokov

Ok.. I'm really curious as to what kind of drink Mr. Roboto likes to drink....

27 Jul 2015 | 4:15 PM
nothingxs

I like how we learn so much about Tony with so little. We know he's fussy about how he likes to do things. We learn more about how much control he has to exert over his space. This might be part of why he seems so emotionless all the time. He's afraid of screwing things up. Why does he act so cold towards Annie? Chances are that he has no idea he's supposed to do anything different. We know he cares for her (remember when he applied a splint for her after karate), and we know he's socially inept (when Donald went through those entire pages of exposition and telling Annie stories about him). Maybe Annie seeing him in this light is what helps her take it less harshly and lets them both come to some kind of mutual understanding. Maybe...

27 Jul 2015 | 4:34 PM
Dire

This is a great page.

27 Jul 2015 | 4:59 PM
HondaCivet

I guess that's what it looks like when Tony is excited? If it took him a week to feng shui a single chair, that must be why he didn't buy any more furniture. Wouldn't wanna mess with perfection.

27 Jul 2015 | 5:24 PM
ScarletLetterer

Okay, who's operating the Tony robot puppet this evening? Because it's sure not the same...being who was operating it at the Donlans'. This is getting weirder and weirder.

27 Jul 2015 | 5:25 PM
Mortar

Don't get the, "Get that i my house" line.

27 Jul 2015 | 5:47 PM
HystericBunny88

Wait, what?

27 Jul 2015 | 6:06 PM
jodie

oh my lord he's talking like a normal person

27 Jul 2015 | 6:12 PM
November

The way to a man's heart is through his... liver.

27 Jul 2015 | 6:15 PM
Spirit22

I thought the way he brought out the glasses was weird until I remembered that Tony only has one hand. Of course he would carry them together.

27 Jul 2015 | 6:32 PM
mr skwid

i think this is the humor he would try and make. p.s. he's a robot

27 Jul 2015 | 7:07 PM
Not A Robot

So...Tony is strange.

27 Jul 2015 | 7:11 PM
Murrrrry

The last panel haunts my nightmares

27 Jul 2015 | 7:11 PM
????

his face is so strange??

27 Jul 2015 | 7:15 PM
Ember

So... his face. Is that from Zimmy ether-punching him?

27 Jul 2015 | 7:27 PM
Ari

Eglamore looks more and more strange with every new page.

27 Jul 2015 | 7:29 PM
Cora

WHAT the--?! Don't make me like this guy! These are the first funny things I've observed him to say, and now I almost think he's human!

27 Jul 2015 | 7:31 PM
Gaige

"Get that in my house"

27 Jul 2015 | 7:38 PM
Valkeiper2012

"feng shui"? wow, that explains a lot of his time gone. That is, if the author meant the zen I'm familiar with.

27 Jul 2015 | 7:58 PM
Noip13

Is this the beginning of...a personality?! Only time will tell.

27 Jul 2015 | 8:06 PM
Mina

I love how old and tired Annie's dad looks

27 Jul 2015 | 8:24 PM
Sphere bot

So I just realized: Tony is featured with the same expression constantly- he's not even shown opening his mouth to talk. This is the same way Jones is depicted, and, perhaps more significantly- it's how Annie acts when she's intentionally closing herself off. (Look at her behavior in some of the earlier chapters!)

27 Jul 2015 | 8:40 PM
NarfoOnTheNet

Is his face stuck like that?

27 Jul 2015 | 9:03 PM
Cywydd

He's trying so hard.

27 Jul 2015 | 10:10 PM
Schezuan

I approve of this thoroughness.

27 Jul 2015 | 10:32 PM
lensmaker

Yes Tom, nice work. I think Tony is the type to obsess over something as fluid as the location of an armchair and joking about that is neat deflection for him and a way of saying "don't move the chair, my world view needs that chair precisely there to stay stable". However, I also think that one of the ways that Don Don acts as Tony's friend is to mess with his reality. Get him slightly drunk and then move the chair every time he is distracted...

27 Jul 2015 | 11:05 PM
Why

Why doesn't he move his face? He's creeping me out

27 Jul 2015 | 11:15 PM
vernes

There is something wrong with that guy.

28 Jul 2015 | 12:01 AM
Minando

It took you..Feng Shui... ... Well, whatever. Let´s Ninja this bottle.

28 Jul 2015 | 12:25 AM
Zari

Did something happen to him making him expressionless? He did have injuries right?

28 Jul 2015 | 2:09 AM

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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