By Tom Siddell
It had to be that guy.
That arrow again.
Annie's line in the third panel has a typo~
Green Arrows are evil. Sorry Ollie.
Typo in the fourth speech bubble. "I think I know THE device you mean."
Also, I'm curious as to how the Court had such knowledge.
Typo: then should be the.
Now... we need to re-direct the research on this
This is the 100th reporting of the typo in the large panel: "...I know the_n_ device..."
And while I am at it, I have to say I am really fascinated by your blending of childish stuff (ROTD) and solemn story...
Bit confused about the next sentence: 'I think I know then device you mean.'
Also what's the chance of finding an album of the court in a Waterstone in Conventry,since I'll be in the UK this weekend
Now some facts about Jeanne's situation start to come out. I almost forgot, this is why Annie and Kat are here.
(Also, "then device". :) )
Little typo there: "I think I know the device you mean"
VolkerAH: Yes, it *was* WWII. The children being sent to the countryside en masse was the first obvious clue. Second, there were barage balloons used in London's defense during WWII. Third, the bomb that killed Mort was from that war. And finally, the scenes shown were much more 1940's than 1910's.
There's a typo. It should be "I know the device you mean"
Typo preserved for posterity: "I think I know then device you mean."
Sorry, Tom, if you got a comment meant for Mondays page, didnt realize you posted a new page already and it might have kicked over! Feel free to delete this one and that one...
"The device", not "then device", Tom.
So far, no real surprises. The only information we have now that we didn't have before is how badly the device affected the RotD.
There's a mistake in the fourth bubble, you incompetent good for nothing halfwit.
You accidentally typed "then" rather than "the", you booger snorting retard.
Just letting you know so you can fix it, but I have already saved it into my computer so I can forever have evidence of your mistake.
i always wondered 'bout the arrow
Then it must be someone who knows the ether.
Perhaps someone from the ether.
Feeling a little rushed, are we, Tom? When it happens to me, I get a lot of typos, but I'm writing four or five thousand words at a pop, so it's only natural! This will be the last time I'll bring it to your attention, since I don't like to harp on grammar and spelling, especially since I love this comic. I'll try to concentrate on my speculations instead. Trying to second-guess you is a lot more fun anyway!
The level of knowledge necessary to make an arrow that can tear through multiple levels of the afterlife as it kills someone is troubling to consider, and brings up even more questions about Jeanne's death.
Seems our old friend Diego, is chock full of secrets, ey? He should be 'winked back into existence', and flogged until he reveals what he knows. If I was to take a wild guess at this point, I'd say this is where Katerina comes in, but she must set aside all her preconceptions of magic, and the ether, before that happens. Whatever runs those old court robots in the basement, was conceived by Diego, and may provide a clue. I'm still thinking that Paz and Diego are related somehow.
This may be more difficult than originally thought.
Can't remember the thing! In which chapter is it?
Hmm, key word ... "directly"
Google Fu: Diego ?
It's nothing. It's just business.
It's nothing personal. It's just business.
I do wonder. That doesn't seem like something man could make on their own. Perhaps Coyote...
I predict that only one of our many questions will be answered here, and that answer, and/or some of the other things that happen, will leave us with even more questions. At least four new ones.
My department was more affected than your department.
"She isn't one of ours" - So there's competition for RoTD?
"We aren't the only department-" - So, more, right? :v
The plot thickens! Very interesting developments with this guy.
And now we get to the point of the entire trip
And pray, who would have such detailed knowledge of ghostly/etheric issues and would be willing to share it with Court technicians? Absolutely no one comes to mind.
"Only department"? Other departments????
Not the only department... Now I want to see the others.
i'm having a really hard time telling if everyone is actually saying "realm of the dead" and you're just abbreviating it, or they're saying "R-O-T-D" or maybe even attempting to say the abbreviation which i would guess sounds like "rotted"
wait so if spirits are all shadows and after effects whats this dead guy doing still existing
I'm glad we're finding out more about Jeanne finally. This is going to be interesting...
Cripes, that's terrifying.
Ze plot! Zhe thickenz!
THE PLOT THICKENS!
Are we finnaly going to find out the purpose of that thing?
Well, I want to be in the department with the cool cowboy outfits.
"Subspace weapons are unpredictable, that's why they were banned."
Nothing like an arrow that acts as an interdimensional guided missile. I'd just love to see our iron angel's perspective on the damage, since she's so good at understanding and manipulating the Realm of the Dead's true nature.
Oh yeah, I forgot what we came here for in the first place!
Intriguing. Do tell me more, Mr. Stranger. 8)
...And so the thick plottens...
If not directly, then perhaps...indirectly?
@Urusai#2: An interesting theory. I'm feeling the answer may come from a different, unexpected source: Jack Hyland. Jack seems to have an understated knowledge of the ether, and his interest in Zimmy is more than mere physical attraction. I look to him becoming more important in the future.
So here's a question: did the arrow hit Jeanne, or her lover?
Sounds like she was severed from the ex-mortal coil.
The ancillary imagery around the arrow is certainly reminiscent of one mythic trickster canid. It would make sense that to really know all the things the arrow would need to do, they'd need someone with the aetheric insight of Coyote. What would he get out of it however?
This is bad, if the ROTD doesn't even know what it is. What was the DEAL with Jeanne? So she fell in love with the guy from the forest. Diego was a stalker. Did the court REALLY take him that seriously, or was that just a bad coincidence? I guess the court wanted to keep themselves separate from the forest at ALL costs...and forgot to think about any future repercussions.
They also didn't count on one Antimony Carver...
Speaking as a professional stage hand, those loose wires are annoying the crap out of me. For God's sake, somebody bundle those together and tape them to the side so no one trips over them!
The arrow not only pinned Jeanne, but disrupted the spirit world? Damn, the court was serious about this.
The arrow's ethereal glowy bits are forming a bird's head shape.
Does it have to do with the Tic-Tocs?
Also, good to see Sir Young's view of "for the good of all mankind" involves punching holes through other planes of exostence. Apparently he really meant "there can only be one"
When you think about it, someone doing that is pretty horrific. They damn her not only to a terrible death but no rest or resolution in the afterlife.
"Whoever built that thing knew exactly what they were doing."
It sounds to me like Annie and her friends will need at LEAST the same level of knowledge if they are to have any hope of UNDOING the damage. That means the supernatural people who actually have an idea what's going on (aka, people who want Annie and friends to free Jeanne's spirit) might need to be a little more willing to share their knowledge.
That arrow struck Jeanne's lover as he was swimming across the river.
It seems that arrow went on a wild tour of the ether, doing lots of damage on the way.
Diego has a lot to answer for. He SHOULD be made to.
So does that mean they have to use a third party of access her info, or that they have no access either directly or indirectly.
Diego, you're such a jerk!
Someone should get on to understanding Diego's ether/tech work immediately! Oh, wait...
A guess: the arrow killed Jeanne's lover, but stopped him from being taken into the ether. Jeanne died, but refused to be taken, and has remained there waiting. (In an understandably foul mood.)
Very interesting. It looks like the Court went to an awful lot of research & effort to set Jeanne up to be their eternal "junkyard dog" of the Annan Waters, as she seems to be able to destroy any ethereal being that comes within reach on the Court's side of the river. I guess the question is, "What would the Court do if they knew Annie & Co. were planning to release Jeanne from her torment?" I wonder if they would look to Mr. Eglamore or Parley as Jeanne's replacement....
Well, this just got more interesting...
Everyone going on about, and a select few being nasty about one little typo. Gyah. Tom, you do wonderful work, and to see the storyline unravel just a little bit further is amazing. You make my mondays mystical, my wednesdays wonderful, and my fridays fantastic. Thank you once again for the new page!
@WilfTarquin It hit her lover http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=776
He seems 100% nicer when he looks human
I love this comic. It's beautiful, intelligent, funny, and deep all at the right moments. I struggle to come up with my own story ideas and have been working on some of them for years. For someone to create a story this complex,which has obviously required a great deal of research, is amazing. Get over the typos people.
Wilf Tarquin: The arrow was very much shown hitting Jeanne's lover. She says that her "heart" was run through, which is kind of an interesting clue about how this device was interacting with her.
Wait, so, he was wearing a costume. But, is that Annie's view? I thought that was Kat's view and Annie's view was completely different. Did you drop continuity here, Tom?
Sounds ... Chaotic, something a certain coyote would do to mess things up a bit.
continuity hasn't been dropped, I don't think, since he first appeared as super vampire. he just altered his appearance to match what he looked like before he did. Works with what little I know of ghost.