By Tom Siddell
Yeah, we've dabbled.
Well if this is a lie, it's thoroughly rehearsed. Either the Shadow Men™ are not competent at all or these two are taking Kat for a ride.
Also... Coyote deliberately helps turn animals and feyfolk into humans. That's something of a reveal. Are all those turned secretly his agents? Perhaps even unknown to them? Then again, it's Coyote, so maybe not.
Yeah, this worries me. Who's transferring whose consciousness? Where? Are they sharing a body? How far are they willing to go for their love?
Hold on, a group of people that "wants to be like God" in Coyote's words isn't interested in a way to become immortal? 🤔 "We've seen a thing or two in the past few centuries and we decided to settle for above-average old age and good health"
They're already together. Do they mean in public? So they don't get in trouble for being weird? Or do they just want to be more sensual?
I take back my previous comment, the Court isn't interested in a path to immorality *that's irreversible unless you're a diety-level being like Rey, requires so much interaction with Coyote, and is likely impossible to replicate artificially even if the Court could harvest stars for ætheric energy*
My calendar must be broken. :-)
But ... you _are_ together.
... Oh, they mean that other together ^__^
But didja doink tho?
Aaaaa! Kat's face in the second panelis adorable.
The main problem is that the robots apparently do not have souls. From the Ether's perspective, Arthur is indistinguishable from a toaster or any other arrangement of matter. They would have to find a way to create a soul and bind it to Arthur. They would probably also have to "tell" the Ether how the electrical impulses in a cpu map to coherent thought. Otherwise, it would be impossible to transfer Arthur's consciousness to something that isn't a robot.
So.. kinda like how Renard wanted a human body to be with Surma.
Why would the court not be interested? also these two are criminal scum.
it must be Christmas
I'm kind of wondering if coyote could pull the spirit from a robot
Direct involvement from Coyote...DUN DUN DUUUN!
Is anyone thinking about Reynardine? 'cause this also has the potential to go bad.
Who shadows the Shadow Men?
Well I just don't see this ending very well, not very well at all!
Should be "for Arthur and me"
You've got the looks, I've got the brains. Let's make... a new self aware species.
Hello, early page??
http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=770 noticed the shadow-men symbol on Jeanne's jacket on this page. I love this, since I tend to re-read over and over again
I wonder how Coyote would feel about the transfer of consciousness from a robot to a flesh body. Maybe he would be willing to offer some form of support?
This isn't Monday!
Never give up on your dreams, but you could probably just be together in secret.
That said, flesh is rather important to a human... You could try the reverse instead.
Well this page does not give answers to anything, it just raises more questions. Good stuff, Tom
This seems... posted early. Did I miss a day? Has Tom changed his posting habits? Have I lost touch with reality? Is the entire web comic nothing but a mass hallucination? Is the comment section a hallucination too? Am I alone in a vast, self-imposed illusion I call reality, merely playing with my own shadows?
Panel 2 Kat is now my favorite Kat.
Y'know, usually this plotline shows up for guys... but they're *mocked* for it.
I'm starting to wonder who they want to end up in that body.
Come in to check comments, get new page! All those question marks around Coyote magitech.
And so Reynardine did look upon a functional Consciousness Transferrence Machine, and sigh with regret.
Hey, did anybody watch Agents of SHIELD this season? Why? Oh, no reason. *pizza*
Oh that person :)
The court can only make it work with involvement from a all powerful mysterious trickster god, but we figured we'd give it a try.
I just discovered this webcomic- read 63 chapters in one night. Waiting is so painful but worth it!!
Oh, dear, I knew it. Juliette is gonna want to become a robot.
Coyote personally assists in the creation of the humanoid faerie? That's interesting. It also suggests that, on some levels, Coyote is already part of the Court (and, indeed, is a being of much importance and influence). Wheels within wheels again, or so it seems!
So, does the Pinocchio want to be a real boy, or does the lady want to be Pinocchio?
what if they asked coyote?
Bbbbb but, then he wouldn't be Arthur. Or am I rushing to unwarranted conclusions here?
The twist- she wants to be a robot.
Me. Arthur and Me. For Arthur and *******ME*******. Always use class 2 pronouns following prepositions! The person does not matter! Also someone please tell wildbow to do this he's a great writer but he always fucks this up and it makes me cringe every time I see it and it happens like once a chapter at least. Thank you for your time.
"Workingwith the shadow men... HAS aways been a means to a end", though the way it is is also not wrong per se.
Nothing weird, no candle wax and chalk circles, hust, you know...dabbling.
Typo: "for Arthur and I" should be "for Arthur and me". (The word "for" is a preposition and therefore takes a noun phrase in the objective case.)
ah, but transference of consciousness in *which* direction?
not so sure that it will be Arthur's consciousness...
Mind transfer is always a fun and useful talent to have.
"It could be a way for us to be together. And have hundreds of baby boxbots. No, thousands!"
Hmmm. Think Coyote could "encapsulate" the soul of a robot?
Of course, he wouldn't be able to eat the remains.
Omg Kat's face! So cute
Um, but you are together and Arthur seems to have feelings for you. There can be advantages to loving a orbit. Have you read Chester 5000?
So the Court relies on Coyote for some stuff. I wonder if Coyote is gonna or has already taken advantage?
Aw, Kat looks so adorably interested in the second panel haha
Love can do the weirdest things, like come up with new sciences hitherto unknown by mankind.
when will the enxt book be released
so far i know there are 4
And now we enter the confusing philosophical debate centering identity. In this Universe it seems that there is some non-physical entity giving a soul (if I take another reader to be true). But what is it? Only Coyote seems to know. I'm really impressed Tom, that youre willing to tackle a plot such as this.
Also, love, a great motivator. We see it appear in multiple character motivations. Kat and Annie for each other(as friends), Annie for her father, her father for her mother, Rey for Surma, Jeanne and her and of course, Ren and Ayilu, Smitty and Parley, wow I could go on.
Coyote's involvement in soul transference was covered previously. This information is merely a recap in that regard. Chapter 50: Totem, for those wishing to reread.
Panel 2 Kat is just adorable!
Why does Arthur have to change?
To everyone saying that maybe Juliette wants to become a robot, I'd suggest re-reading this page:
before coming to a conclusion.
Ooh, is the goal not to make him a cyborg but to make her a robot?
Calling it now. They both want to be robots, not humans.
Yeh, it could be a way; but what if it turns out that Arturo doesn't like his newfound synthetic organic sensitivity?
And hasn't anybody read Dr. Eldritch? This could just be another situation in which the robot ends up wanting to kill all humans.