By Tom Siddell
Flame on, kinda.
Okay, now I'm a little disturbed
Ah, that way she can vent without destroying anything. Clever.
looks like the elemental side can't interact with anything...
Tantrum? Tantrum. Let it all out, girl.
Pent up emotions in a separate entity?
Ok, I'm going with kind of angry here for our flame friend's mood.
Well I'm still stumped.
Don't hold back.
Hmmm. The hair cut makes it look like it has a "halo," like an angel. A very pinched and angry angel.
Wow, she just hates this room, doesn't she? So full of rage but unable to do anything about it... I hope Annie has a plan. This kind of rage isn't healthy. It's toxic. :(
Poor Annie Fire Spirit Thing! I hope you get to vent your frustration at some point in some substantive way. Like incinerating Anthony Carver.
AH! annie is disassociating. the flame spirit taking an entirely different entity from her is just a manifestation of said disassociation. nicely done tom!
His father keeping the flame spirit away so she won't die like her mom?
I am boxbot.
Confirmation that Firey is very, very angry. On the other hand the empty,colorless and asepticnature of Annie's room really makes me uncomfortable. Like if any trace of individuality was scrubbed down... :/
I think cutting Antimony's hair and this oddly shaped room have something to do with separating the fire elemental from rest of Antimony. That's what her dad was away for - trying to find out how to do that. He already lost Surma to the elemental and has decided to not lose Antimony too that way.
Of course doing that he is going to push Antimony away and ends up loosing her anyway.
A classical tragedy setting for him.
Ha ha. "Can't touch this.".
Tangibility needs some adjustment, it seems.
Oh ho, so she's angry but can't affect the material world without a connection to Annie.
Healthy. Obviously this experiment is going well
Ah, impotent rage. I'm sure we've all had that feeling at one time or another...
(So does this mean Annie's storing all her anger in the elemental?)
Poor fire-Annie. All that frustration and nothing to take it out on. I wonder how all that pent up anger will affect Annie once she re-merges her two selves.
Can't touch this dananana
Her eyes look like Jeanne's.
ah. I see. so she is cut off from using her fire powers
Mi, I'm Tom Siddell.
I've played enough games to know what is going on.
She is furiously pressing the A button while trying to find the one spot that lets her pick up the item.
Fire and books, rarely do those two lead to harmonious results. This is gonna be a long day
All this anger penned inside. I can see her doing this everyday, but nothing changes. She cannot affect the real world without her severed self.
Wow. Fire!Annie is really freaking pissed. Also, love the effect with her 'hair' being cut.
Can't touch this, na na na.
So this is where Annie's spirit is. Poor thing. She's got all of this power but it's all suppressed. I'm surprised I feel such sympathy for a vengeful fire elemental.
I can relate so much to the helplessness she must be feeling. That's the most abysmal emotion.
oh i get it she doens;t have a true form with out anne so she cna;t touch anythign she is her rage her anger her strong enotioms she wants to smash those books and leave she wants to fight but she can;t way to give the feels tom i tip my hat to you if i had a hat
Captain obvious: looks like it's trying to get something...
It's Annie. There's nothing left of Annie in the shell we're seeing.
I would like to read a calming book during my free time, but don't seem to get a grip on it.
Show us how you (and we) really feel, Annie...
The Fire Spike is angry. But without Annie it is ineffective being only a spirit of fire.
Huh, I thought ethereal Annie had learned to both be flamey and move stuff in the real world. Maybe she's too angry to control the touchy bit.
That's what in inside of Annie.
That's what Dad is trying to get rid of so Annie doesn't die if she has kids.
Annie suppressing it is probably going to cause it to consume her and either split the court and forest even more... or just generally cause problems.
Being that angry and not even able to shove the books off of a desk oh torture. Think of the cliche. Or I guess the lack there of.
Oooh! I love how the severed "hair" looks like wings in the fourth panel.
hmmm... looks like someone is throwing a temper tantrum.
I'd say she getting a little hot under the collar, but she isn't wearing a collar and she has already gotten beyond 'a little'
strange, she doesn't seem to be effecting the obviously flammable targets
must be rly frustrating trying to trash the place when your limbs just go thru everything. in other news, i want annie's fire to incinerate me
Man, she (it?) really hates books.
Incorporeal impotent fiery fury.
Well, the books don't seem to be catching fire ...
Theory: Her spirit is literally "going through" the books, absorbing their information. When Antimony reintegrates, she'll have the knowledge that the spirit acquired.
You're making me think that Annie's father actually knows what he's doing. I don't like that, I want to hate this guy.
Well I guess a good read is out of the question for The Fire.
Flame Entity is scary and Angry... Release her upon the world.
MWHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA MWHAHAHA MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH
No wonder Annie wasn't goood at studying with that thing inside her. It wants to burn all the books, not read them! No one has any right to destroy written knowledge, not even a thing made out of fire! Especially not a thing made out of fire! Though it doesn't seem to do any damage. Maybe it just hightens the temperature with every strike by a little bit. Maybe it should just stick it's hand inside one book and wait until it catches fire. Or maybe not and it should just cool down and not try to destroy precious depositories of written scientific word.
Books!? I hate books! Mnyeaaah! I also hate being non-corporeal!
This makes me feel sad :-(
It looks like the ghost of the Annan waters. She has Jeanne's fury-wrenched face. I wonder if the anger is its own, or Antimony's repressed feelings about daddy dearest turning her life upside down. Maybe ol' pops is cutting Antimony off from feeling the resentment entirely, and that's why it's so upset?
I suspect Anthony is going to be in a big heap o' trouble if that fire elemental ever regains the ability to affect the material world.
I'm really curious about that space between her 'hair' and the rest of the fire.
Fire spirit not happy. Fire spirit smash stuff.
I think it's pissed off...
If taking into account that this is Annie's fire elemental spirit, and that this is somewhat of a distorted version of her etherical form, then Annie's consciousness may also exist inside of it. She's almost like a ghost in this regards, trying to unleash her frustrations in the real world but can't make a dent on anything. ... Sort of like the powerlessness that abuse victims feel. I know this story is fond of literal metaphors, but damn. No words were even needed.
Fire! I beg you to burn. Fire, destroy all you've learned. I'll see you burn.
It is elementary; the fundamental Elemental is deeply unhappy at her new living arrangements, in her sadness she is singing, "I ain't got no-body," ... My fear is that the Elemental part of Annie will Learn how to leave the Aether, and cross to the material, ... And if it finds the blinker stone, ... Well, I willn't go there.
Does the Annan present enough water to save the Court, if fire broke out? Would the robots leave fighting the fire to save Kat, leaving the town to burn until Kat was safe?
Probably a good thing it has no physical interaction with those particular objects. Hm. Wonder how it is confined?
Yep, Annie's frustration is totally in there.
Not a fan of flat-pack officeware, huh?
Lost her Mojo,
Is you mad or nah?
You teach those books a lesson!
It's okay, FlameAnnie. We've all had bad haircuts before.
Don't tell me... he imprisoned her soul... >:[
No... not pleased at all.
Well this cant be healthy.
Wow, the fire must really hate schoolwork. Since the desk isn't on fire, I guess she can't touch anything, like blinker stone fire. Is there something about the walls that won't let her leave?
So, basically, the fire elemental inside Annie is currently powerless. I'm not sure where this will go next...
oh jeez, fire Annie isn't having it
this is so sad!
Whoah, did see that coming. Is it looking for Rey, Annie's hair or the rabbit totem?
Annie's fire elemental seems unable to affect the physical realm now; I wonder if Annie is similarly currently unable to affect the etheric realm. Both due to the hair trim?
Poor fire spirit. :(
Wonder if its by choice that she can't do any damage...perhaps not, otherwise she'd be free.
She just wants to change the furniture!
U mad bruh
She has HAIR-ly enough power to do anything.
Congratulations, Tony. Once this is over, she won't even want to touch history and biology any more. Let's see how well you deal with your daughter actually dropping out.
Higher education treats people exactly like this. For my introductory course, I started off with a book in a foreign language I was barely familiar with. (Say you speak Spanish and have just had to buy a book full of Portuguese academic jargon. The languages are closely related, but as far as your brain is concerned, it might as well be Quechua you're trying to read. Oh, and you're on a deadline. Have fun.)
I used to be a big reader. After spending a summer slogging through the reading list that was casually thrown my way, I'm now struggling to pick up anything that's thicker than a glossy pamphlet. :(
Better hope there's nothing etheric in the room -- /that/ will be in small fragments by now.
I love how her hair is part of her power. Sort of a reverse Sampson and Delilah.
Fire is pi$$ed, fire is very pi$$ed.
Is the Alter-Ego/Alter Id a REALITY?
I feel like if everything in here in fire retardant, it will just make things worse..
Somebody is pissed...
"Damn you, I need more books! More!!!"
On another note, yeah you go fire ethereal Annie thing. 🔥
When you go around bottling a raging fire... don't things eventually explode?
Don'tcha just hate it when you just want to light everything on fire but you're actually an aetheric construct of anger, frustration, and passion, so you can't?
Always ruins my Tuesdays.
This cannot end well- the anger her other half is expressing is going to end up doing some damage in the real world sooner or later.
The little gap is still killing me.
The phrase "impotent rage" comes to mind.
Please, control yourself. This is my decision, my LIFE.
It's utterly powerless. And its face is reminding me more and more of Zimmy.
Looks like those therapy sessions for Flame!Annie's pyromania have been paying off!
And so Annie can wait, she knows it's too late as we're walking on by
Her soul slides away, but don't look back in anger I heard you say.
What kinda sick prison is he trapping her in
I guess fire elementals don't like studying.
Yer' -immaterial-, silly.
"Take this, my love my anger, and all of my sorrow!!"
It's the will o' the wisp!
Good thing Annie's fire can't affect anything in the normal world, I don't think she'd like coming home to a charred desk.
The fire demon is mad at Annie! But it isn't hurting anything! Hmmmmmmmmm. OH OH!!! Maybe it's mad at Anthony and this how it expresses it! But common Tom! Such a cliffhanger. You should probably update the cast soon. Thank you!
P.S. Why is Fire Demon mad at Annie or Anthony???
P.P.S. I am not a Boxbot...
Hmm. That explains why no one else has seen her. Where's Annie's blinker stone these days?
Is it just me, or does it look like she has a flame halo?
why is a fire elemental in the room of annie? want to study the human behaviour or something?
Go on flame haired girl, get the frustration out of your system.
This is how she really feels the fire is her emotions and the face and act she puts up because of her father isn't really who she is. The fire is her.
Die, desk, die!
You know I really love the art, it's truly is lovely, but if we could get to some actually story- yeah... that be great.
....So, is this symbolically depicting Annie lashing out against the restrictions her father has placed on her...? The fact that she's forced to separate herself into two parts to attend school? Does her father know she's separated like this? Or maybe he made her do it when he heard about her throwing fireballs on the boat a couple chapter back. (Nevermind the fact that her fireballs helped save the whole class from some rogue robots.)
I wonder what her problem is.
Set everything on FIRE! WOO!
The feeling's mutual, flame thingy
So that's where the anger went. Impotent rage now, but in the hands of its mistress...
I see that Marvel reference!!!
Wow. This is hell.
All Annie's rage...
Well this helps explain the special room, at least.
*singing* If your body matches what your eyes can do, You’ll probably move right through me on my way to you.
So she can not touch anything...
Did ants dad cut her connection to her elemental (emotions) and is trying to keep it locked away? When they come together again .... scary
My-oh-my, what for a lovely little room! Annies dad surely know about interiour design.
No, really, it takes much effort to get this much depression out of such little inventory.
The fact that its attempting a book-burning makes me think that the fire spirit isn't benevolent.
Someone is clearly pissed off. But, etheric and all.
It's becoming more and more clear that in Divine, Anthony was trying to kill/cripple Annie's etheric side, leaving her the empty shell we saw these past few chapters.
I AM AS YET UNSURE OF MY PROUD LEVELS ON THIS GUY.
This is Annie's suppressed true nature, lashing out at the Boring (tm) that her dad surrounded her with.