By Tom Siddell
Well, Bobby wasn't lying.
Yeah, called it.
...That's all I have to say!
this ship has set sail
A little abrupt in the change of pace and the transition between topics, but
oh my god finally
Go for it Kat!
How many people called this?
oh thats so cute!
This is adorable. I had to write this comment just to gush.
That's some old style printer paper right there.
DID NOT SEE THIS COMING
Hm. I stand corrected in my correction. Next, Coyote will pop up and say he wrote the letter, and implanted the memory into Paz's head.
I knew it! D'awwww~
Poor Kat. Everyone who isn't a boy likes her. Girls, robots, birds . . .
Let the comments begin :)
The last few pages have been a wonderful cycle of "Called it!", "Oh, wait, maybe not", "Yep, nevermind, totally called it!"
Shine on, Tom, you crazy diamond.
TOM IT IS THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WHERE I AM AND I HAVE THE URGE TO SCREAM. TOM THIS IS YOUR FAULT
Tom. This feeling I have. Thank you for it. :]
Seriously am loving the les in this... It's actually real refreshing.
Holy Moly, Moly Holy!!!
I have no idea how to feel about this, other than to think that Paz is very unlucky, since this love will also probably be unrequited.
*picks a safe distance* *watches the internet implode* *offers popcorn around*
A. Kat reacts normally, happy couple end of story.
B. Kat freaks, drama, mores story
There are no bad options here! (o/
YES YES YES YES!!! For a second I thought Tom was just horsing around with our emotions but nope
One little girl in love
Somewhat expected, but man, Kat is really on an emotional rollercoaster lately. Shame we can't see her face on the last panel.
Let's see what she answers! (Hopefully she won't run away really fast)
Kickin it oldschool with the dot matrix. Real classy, Bobby.
I can't believe how much I want this to happen!
I KNEW IT oh my gosh cute
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH!!11! DAS SOME REEEEAAAL TWIST RIGHT THAR TOM.
Panel 6. Panel 6 you brilliant sod.
And GK became my favorite comic
And thus the Tom said let there be a second ship.
And it was good.
Tom. I cannot handle this rollercoaster of emotion. You are killing me right now. That being said, I hope somebody picks up that phone because I FREAKING CAAAAALLED IT.
Welp, time to not sleep until Friday's update.
That was so frickin adorable!
No surprise there.
oh this is gonna be sweet.
[MUFFLED SCREAMING NOISES IN THE DISTANCE]
I CAN'T STOP GRINNING I'M SO HAPPY THIS IS POSSIBLY ONE OF THE GREATEST TURNS OF EVENTS YOU REALLY HAD ME GOING THERE WITH BOBBY FOR A WHILE TOM I CANNOT EVEN BELIEVE
unfortunately i have a feeling Kat's reaction on Friday will send all of those good feelings spiraling downhill BUT FOR NOW I'M JUST GOING TO SIT HERE AND RELISH MY MOMENT OF HAPPINESS OVER ADORABLE QUEER CHARACTERS
What a twist!
Yeah, not exactly unexpected. Now to see what Kat makes of it...I mean after birds, one would think she'd be open minded, but then there's social pressures...
And that ship is sailing!
Well, I'll be! It was Paz after all! Now, I wanna see Kat's reaction.... Siiiigh come quickly, Friday!
Bobby is a stand up guy.
I mean, his leg joints aren't articulated enough for him to be able to sit properly. But still, stand up guy.
I thought we were joking about it actually being from Paz!
(and well played Tom too ;) )
I'm gonna pass out now
Wow...that just goes to show that sometimes, even shipping goggles let you see what was really going on :)
I see ships,
big as the harbour,
big as the ocean.
And I here sound,
Like legions of happy mice.
WOAHHHH PLOOOOT TWIIIST
Thank You for going their Tom!!!!
I actually hoped that the one who called Alistair would be right, but this is an interesting development nevertheless.
Hgnhnghng this page, so adorable!
I have this stupidly huge grin and it's going to stay with me until friday now.
FFFFFFFPPPPPPFFFFTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAPPPPPP- Yes, continue.
Oh gosh this is so cute.
But how will Kat react? (Well, I hope?)
Well, that wasn't awkward at all.
Aaaaand... the shippers hit critical mass
kudos to all who called it.
KAT YOU MUST REFUSE HER NOOO EVEN ANNIE x KAT (which i don't support) IS BETTER THAN KAT x PAZ NOOOOO and my headcannon kat is straight
sorry about that. I wonder what will happen next?
I certainly hope we see what was in that letter!
Dang, and here I was dismissing the innuendo as a red herring.
All this time I thought Kat and Annie would end up together. There certainly have been a few close calls...
PAZ! YOU ARE SO CUTE! SOOO CUUUUTE!!
Looks like the people called/wanted it. Here's to a new world of experiences for Kat.
I hate you Tom! Sthap messing with my emotions!
Aaaand perfection was achieved.
Predictable, but still good, you got your trolling in while still taking the story in the best possible direction for what you had set up, I'm glad I trusted you.
But aside from that, Kat is uncommonly thick...
Oh, sweet little girl... This middle-aged broad who's straighter than quality control standards in a ruler factory is almost melting from the sheer cuteness and hopes this goes well. Hardly ever wanted to hug a fictional character so badly. :)
I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT! (Does happy dance) Uh-huh, that's right! YAAAAAAAY! TOM, YOU ARE SO FLIPPING AWESOME! But you already were before this bit..... Hmmm. TOM, YOU ARE EVEN MORE AWESOME THEN BEFORE! (I fixed it! ^_^)
Playing right into the shipper's palms, we have to see Kat's response. I honestly do not see this working out well. It will probably get awkward after this.
KISS HER YOU FOOL!
OH MY! OH MY!
...I'm OK with this.
omg Tom. Tom. I have so many feels! All the feels all of them
I knew when you let the Bobby thing take up such a short arc, you would do this to us. :D I am so so happy now.
All Hail Lord Tom Siddell, Warden of Trolldom and Protoector of the Hussie Throne in the absence of King Andrew.
Oh boy, do I remember that printer paper. Ugh.
Called it! And in the best way possible. Paz is my favourite non-main character and she looks so cute like this. If Kat breaks her heart I will hate her (Kat) in the blackest way possible.
Go for it, Kat!
Also, can't ship it. Don't know her well enough. But if she makes kat happy, then I shall permit it.
Oh yay, fuel for obnoxious shippers. You know you guys are the worst, right?
Oh my god so cute!
Props to those who called it :-P
WOWWWWWWWWW. I think that plot twist just gave me whiplash.
That's adorable. And also kinda weird considering she was spreading the rumour that Kat was a lesbian. I do think they'd make a cute couple though. :D
Paz, you are adorable.
I KNEW IT! :DDD
D'aww, Just in time for legalised same sex marriages in the UK.
YES! I knew it.
YYYYeeeeessss! That's all I have to say.
God bless this update. God bless you, Tom.
I'm surprised at how accurate everyone was
Oh frak me Tom, a totally predictable twist that's still packing a hell of an emotional punch. What sorcery is this???
Oh, look, it finally happened. What a surprise.
Thank you, Tom.
"CALLED IT!" cried every single person who read the previous page.
YES YES HOLY OMFG TOM I LOVE YOU
Oh, Kat, please please please please don't break her heart! Please don't flip out and blurt something hurtful and run away! Please just let her down gently!
...She's totally gonna break Paz's heart, isn't she?
Bing-Bang-Bong! And here we go, folks....the plate's on the table, glasses are full, the silver's on straight: Dinner is served! Why ain't we surprised???
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOD
Okay, I really do think that everyone here called it, and also; OMG THAT IS SO CUTE!!! Kat and paz really fit good together!
This page has afflicted me with a near-fatal case of the warm fuzzies. So I guess I thank you, sir Tom.
There go the yuri goggles. Shoujo-ai confirmed. Happy days for the rest of the comic, now, even if Katimony isn't a thing.
D'awww, Señorita Paz is so sweet.
YES! YES! I KNEW IT!
Well played, Tom. Very well played.
Don't toy with our feelings like that Tom.
I want to see Kat's face in last panel! HAHAHAHA!
Called it! How awesome! KAZ IS A REALITY!!!
And to anyone who takes offense that there is any form of "unconventional" romance in this comic... just let it slide and don't bash it. It's really sweet and also somewhat encouraging to those of us who aren't straight (I myself being pan). I personally find it bold of Tom to write such a real and somewhat controversial (though it really shouldn't be one) topic into his already inspiring and incredible comic.
Keep being awesome, Tom.
We all saw it coming, didn't we? ;)
... I do hope that Kat is not about to break Paz's heart right now. Or that Paz isn't somehow confused about what sentiment she's conveying. PLEASE LET THIS BE AN EPIC REQUITED LESBIAN LOVE
Gael García: "Tenemos que hablar"
From: La Mala Educación
Prime fake-out Tom!
Mystery solved! And now jumping to the other thing without looking back...
OMG, saw it comming xD
Yuri?? In my Gunnerkriggs?!
Robots don't know when to say no.
Aeh, I was thinking of this ship back then and now, this, I! Yesss.
So are Paz and Kat gonna be cute girlfriends now or what
How many people called it? Raise your hands.
oh gosh oh gosh oh gosh
I'm very nervous for Paz. Kat, please don't be a jerk to her.
Let's flash back to Annie and Kat getting a room.
Oh man, this is great.
This is gonna make the Gunnerkrigg_Court tag on the R34 site a bit more interesting for awhile.
O_O I knew it.
Bobby's got your back, Paz.
This is a comment of support to the author.
Please know that I really enjoy your work.
This gonna be fun.
not into girls
Haha, think about how awkward it would have been if Kat had told Bobby she loved him !
Okay, Kat's day just keeps getting better and better... XP
I actually don't care about whether they end up in a relationship, but I'm still squeeing because regardless of what happens next, this probably means we get to see a lot more of Paz, who is
A) an awesome character
B) wonderfully philosophical/benevolent/wise-for-her-years (her mini-speech in A Bad Start is probably my favourite GC moment ever)
C) hilariously unlucky
Srs-ly it's like Britta Perry and Frank Dufresne had a kid and that kid ended up being raised by Fluttershy.
Oh and that pic of her in panel 5 is like the best thing ever.
AHH! Okay, you got me Tom, wasn't expecting on the way out like that...Wow. Superb planning Tom.
Eeeeeeee Paz! She has a cute face! I was going to say I liked it in panel 6, then realised I liked it in all the other panels (that she's in) too! Nice artwork :D
Say it with me: AWWWWWWWwwwwww.
Altho it's more of a "Awww :(" because kat has rejected the idea of her being bi before. So this is likely not gonna turn into anything. :c
awwwwwwwwww, how sweet!
Paz is kind of adorable.
THE SHIP IS COMING INTO DOCK
Ooh la la! Called it! ;) Double twist ftw.
i know a lot of people were calling this, but i thought it was just one of those things that people talked about that wasn't actually ever going to happen. o.O
Though I kinda wish it had been Bobby. That would have been weirder.
Good luck, Paz!
Do you hear that? It sounds like the internet fangasming.
AHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA OH YESSSSSSSSSSSSS THANK YOU TOM OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH TOM HAHAHA
Sorry *back to being an average human*
To tell the truth I'm more happy for the fact that Paz probably will appear more because of this than the whole shipping thing. While I don't dislike at all KatxPaz it looks more character development and good trolling than anything else. I still support the "Carver not having any romantic relationships" (that I came up with).
Now... I hope she is going to be nice with Paz, the girl doesn't get much love...
Paz deserves more love! People, give more love to her!
*sends love in a package to Paz*
Thats really good trolling sir, really good.
Making everyone fight to see who was right only to find out that EVERYONE WAS RIGHT AFTER ALL.
This fits perfectly with Paz. As you Tom, created peace in the caos o-o
with Paz. XD
(I hope so.)
I BLOODY KNEW IT!
Bobby was technically correct, the best kind of correct
I love it when my theories come true. Great move, Tom. The forums exploded after this, literally
...Aaaaaaaaaaand everyone's theories confirmed. But now I have to wait till Friday to know Kat's response goshdarnit!
?!?!? so you were NOT trolling this time? Oh man that's so cool, wow, really looking forward to the next page! Come on Kat!
(on another note, Paz is looking mightily cute in EVERY panel.)
RUSEMASTER GENERAL RIGHT HERE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
Double suplex twist! WHAT WILL HAPPEN? And why do I find this as compelling as the mystery of Coyote's motivations or why the court picked Andrew or Jones?! This whole damn comic! Yarg!
Yes! Good going. Paz!
'Course, Kat won't be into it, which is tragic.
(At least, not at first...)
All the Paz/Kat shippers were right!
Knew it!! I
So hope those two end up together...
Wow, I did not expect this. Now I NEED Fridays reaction! I swear, if it ends up cutting to another scene....
OoO :D D: !!! So much conflicting emotions bouncing off in me! YAY! Wow. Tom, look forward reading the sea of comments...I'm actually really, really happy to see this, but I'm worried Kat's reaction will be to stammer and run off. The facial expressions on both their parts are really adorable...I want it to be Friday, Friday already! Tom, you wonderful master of suspense! Te amo!
Oh I hope Paz doesn't get her heart broken, here.
Oh, Kat, would this be good for you, ... Or bad? Annie has minor deities on Her dance card. Who is on Your dance card, Kat? A drafty old electronics shop? Is that fulfilling?
Bah!! Why could not this have happened to me when I was in school?
Hmmm wonder what Kat will do. Either way Paz is cute.
Que the squees from everyone in 3, 2, 1...
Oh Paz--if this Kat thing doesn't work out, at least you should know that you've stolen *my* heart!
This made me so happy. Now my my heart is in my throat waiting to see how Kat will respond....
(Also, I can't believe it's been almost 300 comics since that night Paz is mentioning...it feels like just yesterday!)
Welp, time for more awkwardness surrounding Kat's sexual orientation.
*prays that kat accepts...*
That's cheating, computers aren't allowed to use typewriters, it makes us humans look silly!
Dear brave Paz....
So that was what this was all about. I feel that Paz was even suckier before for projecting her own repressed feelings on Kat and giving her grief - but frankly I just feel a lot of sympathy for her for having the guts to confess her love for another girl (at age 14!), so right now I just hope this works out well for every one.
Remember Chapter 113 Section H of the handbook. It applies to humans too. Nooooo, Kat don't fall for it... too late.
I think she'll likely have trouble initially with this confession.
Knew it, knew it!
Yanking us around like bait on a switch eh?
Woo! I thoght so!
Aw man, I like Paz and all, but I don't want them to get together for the simple reason that Paz is a teenager, and a jealous teenager at that. She can't be gettin between no Kat/Annie friendship, fo realz.
Well, that was called thoroughly.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I KNEEEEEEW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
Well. That was... semi-unexpected.
Oh my god, is this going to be a thing? I hope this becomes a thing
Oh my goodness-
That letter Bobby's writing looks pretty long...
Wow. Well done, Mr. Siddell. I thought you were just teasing the shippers some more. After all, the obvious bait ship would never ACTUALLY sail, right? No one expects the obvious!
Hat off to everyone who called this.
This is too cute.
Tom, I am so dead right now. If this doesn't happen I am going to die.
Man, I totally called it. Don't freak out, Kat. Don't freak out. Let her down gently, or totally go for it, but don't freak out.
toooooooooooooooooooooooooooom how could you throw us curveball like that =O
also, paz looks unbelievably cute in EVERY SINGLE PANEL =D
Well. Called it.
It'll be interesting to see how Kat responds... but now I have to wait till Friday to learn! Argh!
Knew it knew it knew it knew it knew it knew it knew it knew it knew it sorry.
Now, let's check Kat's O-O face. Please, no heartbreakings this time,mMister Sidell. Please. Please?
YES! Haha. Knew it. :D
That actually makes more sense......
Tom you sly fox you! You totally got us!
I CALLED IT! I TOTALLY CALLED IT! WHAT IS HER REACTION GOING TO BE????
Called it! =D
Tom, I love you so much for humoring us all.
Lontime reader posting for the first time because of how much I'm loving the twists right now! You go Mr. Siddell!
Don't you dare ruin this cute moment, Kat.
those last 2 panels are making my heart melt. aww
Tom you're the best.
Everyone to your posts! Man the battlestations! Activate shields! SQUEEEEEEEEEES INCOMMING!!!
*hides in a cupboard*
My first question is this: Given that Paz has demonstrated attraction to boys in the past, has she been overcompensating for feelings towards girls, or is this a unique feeling for Kat? My second question is: Will Kat respond with a firm rejection followed by caring sensitivity, or will she completely flip out?
Regardless, nice work on handling a delicate situation. As of the final panel, I SO desperately wanted to reach out and hug Paz.
I knew it.
Woo! I love your comic. Thanks a lot!
And now, back to the substantial comments.
Ohmaigawd. New development. |:)
XD awwwww yeah
Welp I guess half the damn fan base called it.
You mean that all those fanfics that people have been writing about Kat and Paz could come to fruition?
Oh the same thing happened to me. I'm a 17 years old girl. I'm straight. This girl was my best friend for 3 years now. A month ago she comes to me saying that she was gay and in love with me. Umm...I gave it a shot. We're together now. I love her.
Love comes in all shapes and sizes. That's why it's so beautiful.
Next update: smooching.
Well...Paz, huh? Didn't see that one coming, Tom.
THE BUTT ZONE APPROVES
Curious to see kat' reaction though.
I love you, Tom Siddell.
(Even if Kat refuses her, this page is incredibly adorable.)
This is the only thing I have every wanted. Thank you! Best early birthday present ever!
o man what a TWIST
aw we got a new couple
Shit is about to get real in the comments.
love is in the ... electronics?
Man, Paz is much, much braver than I was at her age. Really glad we're exploring this. Great page, can't wait to see what happens next!
Curse you, Tom, for making me expect something, making me expect something else, and then making me expect the first thing again!
*cues all the IKnewIts*
You masterful troll you. *Slow Clap*
Whoa. Bait and SWITCH.
GOOD MAN, TOM. GOOD MAN.
Huh, guess the internet was right about this.
What the what
i am a 29 year old man, and i am awwing and grinning at these panels. its very sweet
Awww, how adorable. I should have known. Now, how will Kat react? Will she be flattered, offended, confused? Will she turn down right away, accept right away, or take some time? Will she talk to Annie about this?
....I can't believe it. I thought you were trolling so hard Tom, and that all the Kat/Paz comments were deluded. My sincere apologies. I have been schooled.
This is why you sign things.
Anybody who doesn't like Paz/Kat shipping...
You may need this.
i think we all saw this comeing eventually
Well, i am surprised at how i wanted the letter to be from Paz all this time.
Just going to pop by before all the "CALLED IT!!!11!oneone" comments ;)
To all those who called it: good job.
550% on the awkward scale, though.
AHHHH, a wait to see Kat's face!
this brightened my day like 500% paz you are adorable
Can see why she'd fall for Kat, she's just too cool. Looking forward to the next page, could go any way from here...
I spent the last ten minutes trying to come up with something that can explain my happiness towards this page. I just- I can't even- I'm so- *faints*
Wow, Tom, you really know when to drop the bomb! I bet everyone thought it wouldn't turn out like this! Can't wait for the rest!
WELL... that was a bit unexpected!
That look on her face in the last panel is so cute :)
Paz you silly goose, Kat already has Annie. You missed the boat.
Oh God, the fanfic…
(Also, squee! Squee so damn hard!)
I ship them.
How's Kat gonna react HOW'S KAT GONNA REACT
Pretty dang adorable. Kat's face will be extremely interesting to see.
Oh my gosh that's actually really cute.
Eeeeeeeee of course it was her!
I just got warm, fuzzy feelings from today's post!
I saw this coming from a mile away. Then Tom pulled a classic misdirection and I assumed it wasn't going to happen. So this ended up being a surprise even though I saw it coming! Well played, Tom!
I am... I am not sure how to feel. All my in-built tools for determining how a pairing might turn out don't work in this scenario... but I do think it's cool that Paz is being brave enough to tell Kat directly so there aren't any misunderstandings.
I honestly did not see this coming.
sUDDENLY TERRIFIED THAT KAT IS GOING TO REACT ANGRILY
I got nothing...
haha it wasn't a lesbian fake out yeah!
I guess that Kat's image from before is coming true!
Btw, I'm fairly new to this comic, so I just want to say that the story and art are wonderful, and it is so fun reading everyone's comments =)
Knew it was gonna turn out like this!!
Oh my god. So it actually was from Paz.
Is this real life??
I'm going to be waiting anxiously the rest of the week to see Kat's reaction. Poor girl goes through an identity crisis cause of her, and now this? Dis gon be intense.
OMG I'M EMOTIONAL NOW
Thanks Tom, that was exactly the outcome I was hoping for!!!
TO EVERYONE OF YOU THAT DENIED IT
Now we eagerly await kat's face
I expected, and now gladly welcome, this.
Ha! I knew there was going to be something between Kat and Paz!
All the people who thought they called it with Bobby will be surprised. Then all the people who called THIS are going to speak up.
I ship them so hard.
Really hoping they become a legit couple.
Why, why did you have to go that direction?
That sound you are hearing is the entire fanbase squeeing in unison.
Wow, a lot of you guys called it!
I wonder how Kat feels about this... I bet she's going to need some time to process it before she can respond coherently to Paz... I hope Paz understands if Kat needs to leave and dish to Annie like right this second...
I totally saw that one coming, from a mile ;D
ah. that would account for all the fan squealing i heard.
No this simply won't do. it's too cute. noooo
Wow, good jorb, guessers!
The Awkward Turtle approves of this comic.
Oh man, here it comes...
Aaaaa gosh how sweet! Kat, you got some splaning. Or you can go and have a nice date because you're overaround cute uwu
As LSP would say ... Drama bomb!
that's so sweet, they'd be great together!
This situation is too :3 to sustain itself :
Huh. That was a surprise.
Ah, the rare double-Tom switcheroo! Well played sir!
Uhhhh the plot thikkens!
What, no comments yet?
Anyways.. Huh.. I had hoped that bird-boy had returned..
Just disregard my earlier comment.
WOOP. Tom you just caused several minor explosions in at least three different countries, I hope you're proud of yourself.
Honestly I hope Kat gives her a shot, I feel like she's never even considered the idea that something like this could work out. Don't mess it up, Kat, she likes you!
Eeeeeeeeeeee! :3 Say yes Kat, say yes! Together, nothing will be able to stop your adorableness.
Awww yeah! I approve this ship!
I am tearing up... Paz is too stinkin' adorable!
I wish we could see Kat's face!
OMG, Paz IS gay!!!! :o
Bwahahaha!! Big time shipping switch!
Awwww, shy Paz is the cutest thing.
Tom, I think half of the Gunnerkrigg fanbase just broke from happiness.
This is so freaking adorable I can hardly contain myself. Paz in that second to last panel is so cute!
At least this strip doesn't mark the end of a chapter. Then there'd be some real yelling. >:)
"I'm not gay."
Deflated Paz proceeds to seek comfort from the fandom, and lives happily on Tumblr for the rest of her life.
So at first I thought it was that bird dude from a while ago. I didn't actually see this coming at all!
Chapter 42, in which Paz suffers a terrible accident (or is transformed in a mice) and becomes a catalyst for Kat's research.
I cant with these feelings. What even. So cute!
oH MY GOD THE SHIP MIGHT ACTUALLY BE CANON
Awwwwww :) :( :) :( :)
It's so cute it hurts dammit...
Paz is a nice girl, who will take to anything you show her with wonder. Go for it Kat, you gotta Kiss De Girl!
Daww, Paz is so cute. How could Kat possibly say no to that?
I knew it !
Oh man. This... This is not going to turn out well. It's like watching a plane fall out of the sky. It takes a long time to fall but we all know how it's going to end.
Kat! Why can't you just be open minded, DX?
Daawww! Paz is the cutest!
Now we begin the roller coaster of Kat realizing she likes girls! I'm still rooting for her and Annie to get together, but Paz is cool too I suppose.
So pleased with this interesting development.
ONOZ! My dream is ashes in my hands! Well, insofar as 13-year-old girl comic characters are concerned, that is. Paz is such a cutie - well, so is Kat...never mind.
I know there were a few people in the comments in days past threatening to quit reading if went a certain way with the story, so I just wanted to say don't worry about them! Tom, you are an awesome writer no matter what you decide to do.
I THOUGH so!
Bobby really should have been more forthright.
I swear they have only spoken two each other like twice. Once when she revealed she does horrible experiments on mice and another were she accused her of being a lesbian.
Plus Kat has liked several men in the past and bird men.
I don't see Kat going along with this.
Aww, I'm... I'm gonna be really sad when Kat eventually breaks Paz's heart. :(
Whether it's on Friday or a hundred Fridays from now, it's gonna happen and it's gonna break *my* heart too.
D'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! (Continue for the next 1000 characters.)
YAAAAAAYYYY!!! (falls off chair)
Even if Paz's feelings are unrequited, THANK YOU FOR THIS, TOM. Un-vaguely queer girls in comics make me happy.
I'M JUST SO GLAD IT WASN'T JUST BAITY SUBTEXT! sorry for doubting you Tom.
OH SNAP. Kinda saw it coming, but still OH SNAP.
Awwww, Paz ^_^
Ahahah, I knew it!
That was surprisingly straight forward. Well done Tom.
A. Kat reacts normally, happy couple end of story."
So, that means this novel was all about Kat after all?
laughing forever at people who still think kat exclusively likes boys
More proof to my theory:
Tom writes this comic based off of what is said in the comments section.
Dun Dun Duuuuuuuun
Also, oh my god, thinking about the timing here - Paz you ABSOLUTE CUTIE! That letter arrived in the evening the same day she saw them moving in together, she must've run straight off to work out a plan while Annie and Kat were rescuing Robot and attending the court medium appointment :) :) :)
(Also kinda confused by the people talking about this like it's the first time in gkc - I mean, shadow and robot, and gamma and zimmy, are pretty obviously couples, in addition to loads of m/f couples?
And also confused by people assuming that Kat will like her back even if she's into women after all; it took Paz hundreds of strips to get to this point, and if you recall matt, paz is a PRETTY FORWARD PERSON. Kat's gonna have to talk about this now, sure, but even with Paz as catalyst it'll take time
I kinda KNEW this was the real case. Though considering the implication that the poetry was so AWFUL, I figure it probably sounded much better en espanol.
Now the real question: Is Kat straight as an arrow, or will she find she can swing both ways.....?
oh my goshhhhhh!!! I so would love this to happen, but why do I feel Kat isn't exactly going to be thrilled about it.
I knew the robot was too calm about getting friend-zoned!! Oh the amounts of "Called it"s are astounding!
Sprocketed greenbar, probably on a dot matrix no less! Tom has been to a museum...
Pages and pages worth of waiting, but here it is finally.
CALLED IT! I CALLED IT! IEEEEEE!
I had a feeling this was going to happen, but still... WWHHHYY?!?!?
Holy hell - it was the ol' double twisteroo, and I was totally wrong! I should have known when Paz had stopped working and was watching through the window to see Kat's reaction to Bobby telling her. Also, that page with Kat's significant look at Paz in the distance ages ago? You play a long game, Sir. A very loooong game! That's why I love this comic.
"Paz is very unlucky".
This page was really cute. I love Paz's expressions, she's adorable.
Yarr harr! All'aboard mah ship an' set sails to rob caravans! Harr!
This is the cutest page ever.
aaaack, how will Kat react?!?
First time commenting Ahem.
Squee!, Go for it Kat!, and Called it.
I doubt she'll accept, but that was awfully sweet.
42 chapters in. FINALLY you get to the lesbian schoolgirls.
BUT WHAT DOES THE LETTER SAAAAAAY?!
OMG, this is so cute! I have the silliest smile on my face right now
I've read _all_ 379 comments visible, and I found:
- only 6 somewhat negative ("this will fuel the shippers", or "Tom, don't")
- 0 really negative (negative with emotion)
- about 30% "called it"
- about 10% plot discussion or other
- All the rest is overwhelmingly positive.
Internet, I'm proud of you!
the turn of events everyone was waiting for. welp, all aboard the SS KatPaz, final destination, OTP
Aw! Paz is so cute oh gosh
I can just imagine the misunderstanding with Bobby...
New rule of the Standard Robot's Handbook: It is strictly forbidden to assist other's in writing love letters to the Angel.
Em... nahh. No thank you. lakjds f;laksjdf;lkj
noooooooooooo kat dont do it she experiments on animals
OMYGOD I THOUGHT THE SHIPPERS WERE JUST CRAZY I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING
Stop the presses, Tom Siddell just confirmed a shipping pair I like! Next can we have Renard-Ysengrin?
But didn't Kat totally swoon over guys at the beginning of the comic? I liked that Kat because Annie like didn't notice any boys and it was a nice contrast. Les sighs.
What a twist.
Uh oh. Now you've done it.
Yay, awkwardness abound! This is pretty cute, too.
Anticipated yet... it was less awkward then I thought it would. Only one question now: will they, or will they not? (They will not)
yeah but Kat doesn't swing that way...
Somebody get the phone.
Because I freakin called it!
Kiss the girl, Kat. Kiss the goil.
Of course maybe this is the event that makes Kat go anti-gay and will cause some discord with her friendship between her and Annie. Because ultimately while her friendship with Annie is just that, in general their classmates view the relationship differently.
I totally thought that was just a sitcom-type joke
Well, I have to congratulate those who called it. I didn't, although I considered it possible. Now the questions which come to mind are, does Paz want "romance" or "three besties", does Paz think that Annie and Kat are a gay couple, and is she correct? All of these questions and more will be answered in Tom's own sweet time, so suck it up and wait, but don't hold your breath. ;-)
Hahaha, I love this comic! I want a Tv adaptation, animated of course :)
bless you tom, bless you and everything your beautiful hands produce. i can't explain just how wonderfully smooth this whole plot has been and i've loved every second of it!
"KAT! GRAB MY HAT!" *LESBIANS...!*
GET IT KAT!
can I hug you
OK so ridiculing Bobby in front of his peers WASN'T called for after all...
OMG! OH.MY.GOSH! o.O' WHAT?!
Tomorrow's update is going to be either very wonderful or very disappointing.
...It's all up to you, Kat.
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
an unambiguous reveal? on a wednesday? yer gettin soft, tom.
No the ship has not set sail, you dorks. there are two people involved, remember?
betting on Tom not giving us a satisfactory response from Kat until Monday at the earliest
Welp, another swerve! Let's see how this goes...
YES YES YES.
Wake up in the morning to see precisely what everyone's been flipping out about in the comments. Three hundred and seventy-nine comments already on the page.
...Still, now what?
Never commented before, but a friend got me into reading this a few months back and I've enjoyed every page! It has been so much fun watching the art style evolve and seeing the characters start to develop in new ways, I look forward to continuing to read these.
Just wanted to add that normally the relationships in this comic are dealt with in a sensible, believable manner so why should people be freaking out over this development? Whichever way it goes, I have faith that Tom will make it credible and an interesting part of future updates. GK is an amazing story and it will keep being brilliant regardless of ships. Poor Kat is probably feeling a bit overwhelmed, but I hope she figures out what she wants and gets a chance to be happy... However long that takes.
I was really hoping for this not to happen, but now that it has, I pray that Robot will bust in there and take Kat away on, I don't know, a pelican?
Paz needs a friend.
We all could use a good friend.
She can't reciprocate. Of course she can't. Ahh! My heart is breaking.
Poor Paz. Poor Kat.
FINALLY! I've been waiting so long for this!
Well, I owe the shippers an apology.
Wow Tom! :o
I KNEW IT I WISHI COULD SCREAM ON THIS THING RIGHT NOW YYYYYAGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aw, the shy hopefulness in Paz's face makes me want to wince in sympathy. Kat will probably go all, 'I'm not into girls!' again, and hurt Paz's feelings. Also, I think she secretly likes Annie, anyway.
Aw, Paz, good for you! And three cheers for Tom! The lesson I hope everyone takes from this is that as nutty as shippers can sometimes be, they aren't nearly as delusional as the jerks who loudly insist that no character in their favorite media could ever possibly be bisexual. Queer people exist and there's absolutely no reason not to tell the sorts of stories about us that get told all the time about straight people.
THE SHIP WILL SINK AT THE PORT
Just throwing it out there but it would be really cool if you switched the comments section to Disqus or something else with a reply button - because everyone in this community seems awesome and it would be a lot of fun to be able to discuss the story amongst ourselves, rather than one super super long continuous thread. I'd be excited anyway!
I can't see this going well...
I never get tired of this comic. If only we could have it 7 days a week!!! Keep up the great work!
I knew it was a female due to the coloring and style of the envelope, and I knew it was Paz ever since she looked at the note. Quite good hinting by Tom if I do say so myself.
So the letter was From Paz in theory but it is Bobby's thoughts? Innnteresting.
The timing could not have been better. My lit class just finished The Laramie Project today. Thank you, Tom, for creating THE MOST AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL COMIC EVER.
Tom you are killing me, I can't wait until friday to see Kat's reaction.
Bravo. What ever your opinion it took courage for Paz to speak. It was Paz who raised that reading of the relationship in the first place, totally surprising Kat. Tom willing we'll find how far Kat has discoverd of herself since. Zimmy and Gamma did show us something of pigeons was on her mind.
I love you, man. It's just perfect. And about time.
Forgive me: SQUEE!
I hate to be a party pooper, but just because Paz is spouting her feelings, there's no reason to believe Kat will reciprocate.
In fact, I am very worried for poor Paz that Kat will not.
Oh God, this is like really bad shipping...
FHUERIOWJWIOQJDWEIDFEUWPQRVJNWPIOREJW THIS IS JUST SO ADORABLE. I can't handle it :)
- by Tom Night Shyamalan
Who bets the next page cuts back to Annie?
I want this relationship to happen so badly D:
Called it too!
Of course Paz is a lesbian, guys. I mean, come on, she has SHORT HAIR!
paz looks drunk on the last panel
I knew you were gonna do this Tom! Not the pairing, but the back-and-forth leading up to it.
Jaw. On. Floor. In the next comic, Kat challenges Bobby to a duel and then pulls a sword out of Paz's chest.
So the L word is in the air and the L word is lesbians.
I KNEW YOU WOULD DO THIS!!! ARRRRGH....
Now serius, man why do this to kat??? isn't she traumatized enough??
Kat.. Do it, for all of us!
I hope this ends horribly just to see the rest of you rage.
AAAAAAAAW Paz and her cute little blush aawww. I hope Kat doesn't reject her
When I get older, I will personally buy the and television rights to this comic and produce a television show for it. I don't care if it doesn't make any money- It's just that awesome.
Oh God. OH GOD, YES! IT FEELS SO GOOD ON THE SKIN! Finally!
It's not going to happen, Kat's a romantic coward.
where's that girlie-hat when you really need it??
isnt Kat into birds and that "time we all went out" was serious denial and just goes to show that love is amazing but i think we saw that from robot and shadow ;p
Omg so adorable! Please. Is Kat bisexual? Can she be? Can this be a thing?!
Welp, I was blindsided.
Such a moment of vulnerability... eeep! I hope this doesn't end too badly...
I KNEW IT
I TOTALLY SAW THIS COMING! THIS WAS WHAT I WAS HOPING FOR!!!!! YES!!!!! PAT IS BACK ON MAKE WAY FOR THE SHIP AND THE FANFICS!!!!!!! WAY TO GO PAZ!!!!!
Ahoy, maties! Climb aboard the F.S. Kaz!! (that's Fan Ship t' ye landlubbers)
called it from when the letter was received
Please, please let us have this ship! We lost the Titanic, but Tom, you can keep this ship sailing! For us, for the innocent passengers!
Ooh, man. Tom kept toying with us, but i had a sneaking suspicion. Darn, now i have to wait for Friday.
Rule 34, here we go!
Wait... Woah, woah, woah, woah!
My "crafty plot" senses are tingling: If Paz was so nervous that she couldn't even *compose* the letter herself, then why is she suddenly brave enough to *tell* Kat how she feels in person? I mean, sure she could have worked up the nerve, but... I smell shenanigans.
But either way, all aboard the ship!
TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!! Oh my gosh! You got me! This is so cuuuuuuuuute! Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!! You are so clever.
I really want to see Kat's face now.
Everyone is a lesbian is webcomics these days.
YES AND THRICE TIMES YES!!!!!!!
All webcomics seem to go this direction eventually. Bummer, as I DID have respect for it. Sigh.
I don't think they'll end up together, but I so want to see what happens next
This is super cute and also yay lgbt representation.
I really respect you as an artist and storyteller. I think this event might be what pulls me into the fandom.
God DAMN it, Tom!
This is like the fifth time a favorite character in one of my daily comics has gone les.
SO MANY FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELS
Oh man she is just so adorable.
I spent the last few days reading this from beginning to end, and I love everything about your comic. It has made me smile and cry on so many different occasions, and the characters are so real. I’m sharing this comic with all of my friends, and as soon as I have the money I’ll be buying these in book form.
Paz is adorable in panel 5
Just to note, this is the first time a clearly human same gender relationship has been overtly proposed in Gunnerkrigg. Considering all the other dynamic relationships shown surprise this has eventuated should be no biggie, right?
I hereby christen the HMS Kaz!
fuuuuuuuuuuuuu! great :D
now Kat lashes out and denounces any affection for fear of being further alienated
NO, you're breaking cannon! TOM WAT R U DOIN STAAAAAHP
hm, i wonder how kat will take this one, she hasn't shown any evidence of being anything other than straight, but i can't help but to find them a cute match :I
but then again, heck, i could also see her being a lone wolf for life and loving it!
shit nigga dat's kawaii
I cannot begin to tell you how happy this makes me.
Thank you for this, Tom.
Wow... I definitely called that. But it was awfully sweet of Paz... even though this is a definite DRAMA BOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMBBBB!!! :D
Paz is gay?!?
I knew it! Haha, oh my gosh, that's adorable.
AAAHHH Paz is SO CUTE! I think she and Kat would be adorable together.
I want to see that letter!
I killed 3 coyotes last night because they were chasing my horses. I dragged their bleeding corpses home, and skinned them. When I finished I cleaned and reloaded my rifle. I then went to bed. When I woke up I checked today's GK and spent the rest of the day as an emotional wreck. Thanks a lot Tom.
This is probably going to end badly, but still. *flails* Also, thank you Tom! It's super cool seeing something resembling my orientation in my favorite comic
hell to the yes. I hope Kat has a positive response to this :3
well, a robot never lies. except when he doesn't tell the whole truth.
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A TEASE I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS GUNNA HAPPENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!
Wait...hold up....WAAAATTTTTT?! This webcomic just gets crazier and crazier...
That's so cute.
I knew it since from the beging! \o/
Predicting Friday's comic: 3 panels. First panel (top left), close-up on Kat's blank stare. Second panel (top right), Kat turning around. Third panel (remaining space), top-down distance shot of Kat walking (running?) away from a heartbroken Paz.
As squee-ful as today's comic made me, Kat is just too awkward about herself =/
not my ship ._. but have to deal with it ;-; i want annie x kat *whines n waits for next part*
Tom very convieniently leaving out any and all response/facial expression to portray a reaction. Grr Friday must come sooner.
... I miss Rey.
So.. Paz is into girls now?
I really want this to happen! I think they'd make an AMAZING couple! DAMMIT THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN. IT HATH BEEN PREDETERMINED BY THE FATES.
I want an adorable Kat/Paz thing to happen because they'd be amazing together and KAT TOTALLY SEEMS LIKE SHE DESERVES THIS.
Oh my god!
I mean, I guessed it yesterday, but.. oh my god!
I never thought in a million years that she would just come out and say it. I thought she would just awkwardly hint at it for a few chapters
Wow. Holy cow. I'm just going to keep saying that for the next two days.
Thank you for making this sweet update
dammit. . . my cold heart!
warming. . !?
Oh C'mon, who wouldn't fall for Kat?
"I'm sorry, Paz, but... you don't have feathers."
The girl has got some balls to admit and be straight forward about it. Lord knows most of us weren't like that in high school.
KAT SAY YESSS
SHE IS ADORABLE AND NICE AND INTERESTING
OMG KAT PLEASE LIKE HER BACK! ;-;
Geez all you pervs Tom throws you a bone and you all go nuts. Kat needs to run into a guy who knows how to turn a wrench.
YES THiS IS ADORABLE
OH MY GOD I KNEW IT THIS IS SO CUTE
It's a good thing these comments are moderated :-) I shudder to think what garbage Tom has had to delete. Go Tom!
"The Walking Man
Who bets the next page cuts back to Annie?"
When the inevitable happens, I'm blaming you, you monster.
...Ooooh myyyy. Oh my oh my.
LezPaz is now canon, ooooooooh yeaaaaaaaah
Tom you are a Magnificent Bastard.
564 comments !
My ! Tom, seems people love your characters !
All of these poor, deluded fools in the comments make me cringe. You all realize that Kat has shown strong signs of being straight in the past... so unless she suddenly decides she's bi, this isn't going to fly. Also, the comic has been far too happy as of late. The misery levels are at an all time low. We're due for some serious sadness coming down the pipe, so get ready.
"I'm not a homosexual"
Now we are entering delicious Yuri territory at last!
Better leave a comment here, cuz I was expecting this.
Also, to the people saying that Kat would NEVER say yes cuz she has shown to be straight before, I think you need to remember that PAZ was also in that position of being VERY straight. Whether that was a guise or not has yet to be seen, though. Yes, Kat just accepting Paz's feelings might not happen right away, but shouldn't be shirked either. Whatever happens next page should be interesting, nonetheless.
Aww, adorably awkward Schoolgirl Lesbians. :3 Don't worry, it might just be a phase or a really spectacular rebound, but the thing about life is that you can only figure it out by living it, and you can only figure yourself out by living your life.
That aside, it really is much easier to confess to the ownership of intellectual property rather than blurt out the full breadth of your emotions in person. Paz couldn't do the latter, so she had the letter written; now it's all in there. Now all she needs to do is admit the letter is hers, and she's set.
It's still awfully brave of her. She could've just left Kat with the initial assumption, that the letter was from Bobby all along. But Paz is simply too honest for that.
Paz is sweet, and very brave to be able to make her feelings known... but Annie's going to be *furious*, especially since she and Kat just moved in together. Annie and Kat are *destined* to be together; their abilities complement each other perfectly, and together they are the future of both the Court and the Forest. Poor Paz is just a fellow student with a crush on Kat...
This isn't going to turn out well no matter what happens.
May I just say... Five hundred. And seventy. Three. Comments as I write this (probably 7 billion by the time this gets put up). Tom, in all my readership, I have NEVER seen this much of a response.
Is it just me or did Paz's accent disappear since chapter 29
I love paz.... But I do not support this ship! Kate is in love with eglamore and alistair... They are both dudes!
A fine Fedi, this Bobby would make.
NOW MAKE OUT WHILE SPEAKING IN YOUR ENCHANTING SPANIARD TONGUE ALREADY
Yeah...is it bad that I'm starting to thing Kat is secretly a boy or something? >.< SORRY! seriously though Tom, starting to get a bit unsure in Kats gender...even Zimmy said she's trying to look more like a girl! I NEED HELP!
Paz in that last panel is about the cutest thing I've seen this week. ... so Kat better not break her heart.
Paz has become the lesbian seagull.
CAW CAW KAT
Paz is adorable in the sixth panel!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! I KNEW IT!!!! =D
I should call it, a moment of clarity. *err, what?*
My read is that the last row of panels from Monday's comic, plus Tom's caption of "Ruthless Kat", are an indication that Kat is not wholly surprised by this revelation. No idea what will happen, though. I don't know if I ship Kat/Paz, but I hope Kat isn't a jerk.
And now cat is going to be all like "Well euhm, no I'm really not into girls, sorry Paz" Bring in the tears and heartwrench.
Paz is such a cute and lovely character X) I hope kat gives her a chance or tells her she'll think about it (or gently let her down and remain friends! poor paz has so much rejection then though...)
Man, those robots are really good wingmen!
It's such a shame that Paz is going to have her heart broken.
SO CUTE!!! This is adorable squee-age and makes me happy! Plus now I can seduce Annie without feeling bad about Kat being alone!
I want to see Kat's face during this. I bet its all like, "Nurr, what?"
Tom be playing with our feelings, making them all tipsy turvy like this :
Well, it's Tom, so Friday's comic will obviously be an immediate cut to another scene elsewhere.
I must be turning old and curmudgeonly before my time, because as much as I love this comic, all the rabid frothing 'shipping' going on in the comments here makes me feel like I'm in the wrong place.
I worry that Kat's
No offense to all the shippers out there, but by all I've seen in the history of this comic Kat is, while a total tomboy and a bit awkward, utterly straight. It would be way out of character for KAZ to happen.
How the heck did I call this?! That was the last thing I actually thought would happen!
Eww...Paz likes Kat? I guess I was expecting something along those lines. Thanks Tom, you REALLY had me going there.
OH MY GOSH SO CUTE!!!!! I knew there was a reason I was shipping Annie and Kat so hard.
Oh... oh my!
i didnt see that coming