By Tom Siddell
She knows more than Kat does about whale anatomy.
Protecting the ones she cares about.
whoah! these flying bot insects don't have the cable thingies linking them with whale ship vagina thing. i'm guessing they're not part of the robot crew
Sorry Paz, the boat isn't listening
sorry tom, but the second panel looks like a giant wildly colored sparkle-vulva (or not sorry, maybe it was intentional)
Ooh, update at 9am instead of 10am. Does this mean GunnerKrigg does not do DST? Cool!
Calling it now: The love between Paz and Kat will show the ship the true meaning of love.
The tick-tocks are looking nice this morning... :)
Now we're talkin'! Time to play a little "hard-ball!"
Bet he runs an random number generation algorithm that decides whether he responds with 'Enough!' or 'Silence!'
And Kat said that lecture on the Aorta of sperm whales was a waste of time.
Wait, the drone become like tictoc?
Oh hot crap the seraphs are all birds in the Zimmyverse.
Now that's strange. Did the ship order those other robots to interfere? Or did they do so because they saw the seeds of doubt being planted?
Maybe this lunacy was not of the ships own making but rather placed there and encouraged by the robots we've been assuming were merely pawns.
Paz is right. A whale body isn't enough. You need a sexy whale body
you better build a fail-safe, Kat. Paz can tell you lots about it
Boy, maybe I just spent too much time in art school, but panel 2 has a bit of a Georgia O'Keeffe thing going on there.
Wtf?! The seraphs?! Zimmy-zone sure made them weird looking.
Are those bird robots but mutated or evil vulcan robots
Whale? At this point it looks to me like the ship is more likely to turn into some kind of gull or other sea predator bird. Which would be tricky romantically given Lindsey's biological profile...
Soooo the tic-toc's vicious cousins appear
Actually, shouldn't their focus be crustation/arthropod anatomy? To become a male droid in Bud's image makes most sense. Bud strongly resembles a non magical coconut crab, and Paz may be familiar with their physiology. I also suspect that Bud's kind may have magivolved from coconut crabs at some point, probably born from some Polynesian Pacific mythology that stimulated the ether. The largest non magical arthropod was giganto Scorpio 400 million years ago, and it was still only about an 8th her mass.
Poor Paz and Mr S- I like the work you on homestucks paradox space,
Who would have thought, a terrorist ship born in the name of love.
... this statement is true....
sucks that the calvary is searching for zim rather than the problem...
This ship has now started to annoy me. Don't threaten Paz!
Kat, who're you kidding? She has done nothing but watch you work this whole time.
I am now looking forward tremendously to Lindsey turning him down.
It's actually about ethics in gaming journalism.
The claws of the gargoyle seraphim remind me of the rear claws of Deinonychus.
They better not touch Paz.
What's your agenda, archangels? Obviously using the obsessed stalker for some weirder purposes. Also, laying it down a bit thick, if you ask me. Threatening the hero's SO? Haven't you guys read the Evil Overlord's List?
robot skesis? *hive five to anyone that gets that*
Is . . . Is the Ship being used? Are the other robots the one who instigated this whole plan, maybe to see if Kat could turn mechanical life organic, and they're just using the Ship as a red herring?
Quick Robots! to the rescue!
The plot thickens...
Option 1: Kat loves Paz so much and wants no harm to come to her, but if she goes through with this, Paz may be upset with her because integrity and stuff.
Option 2: It's a ruse on Kat's part to keep Paz close and buy some time.
I'm hoping for option 2. I want Kat and Paz to be together forever but I know even fairy tales don't always have happy endings. Surf Wisely.
Oh, Paz I soooo want to hug you!
Looks like the ship is determined to be a homewrecker.
We all saw "Iron Man", and know that during the past few pages Kat thought a scheme to keep the new mega-body for herself! :-o
Panel 3 is really good, Tom, even by your standards. And following that up with panel 4 was downright scary. Well done.
Please, Kat, be sneaky... PLEASE be sneaky... and stall. Stalling for time is good.
Kat, when you have control of somebody's central nervous system at the molecular(subatomic?) level, and they threaten your girlfriend, the correct response is: "Try that again and I will unmake you one cell at a time, and every second will seem like an eternity of agony beyond your wildest nightmares."
Whoa, are those tic-tocs?
Those guys sure are freaky. :(
Tom, I love this chapter so much. I really think you've hit your stride with this one. Every page is gorgeous, and the story is one of the most fun romps I've had in a web comic. Thanks for writing it!
Those seraphim are looking rather avian here in Zimmingham. Are they related in any way to the thousand-eyes/tic-tocs?
Bisqwit: Gunnerkrigg updates at exactly midnight US Pacific time, so it follows American summer time rules, which are usually one week off from European rules.
Ugh, those seraph harpies are pretty dang scary. Brr.
But Kat is thinking on her feet. Good girl.
They're birds! Just like the baby pigeon...LOVE IT.
Pretty sure those are the S1 robots, which would explain why they look like tik toks a bit
The seraphs sure look creepy!
NOOO KAT DON'T!!! PAZ!! TOM?!!! what have you DONE!! ANNIE!! FIND THEM FAST! SAVE KAT FROM MAKEING THIS MONSTER!! ( that WILL EAT PAZ)
The flying bot insects are probable the Zimmyfied angel bots.
...aaaaaaaand only now, with the little comment, do I look at whale skeletons and realise "Oh, so THAT'S what it wants to be".
Thanks, "Joey"! That thought crossed my mind, too. The Seraphs seem to be having awfully "independent" thoughts, for mere drones...? One might even think they had their own little agenda going there...?
Holy shit those birds!! Their faces are incredible!
The ship's becoming a whale? But... Lindsey's a giant crab... He might as well stay a robot.
I'm usually against violence, but I say it's time we destroy the seraph models. I mean all of the fuckers, gone, crushed to a fine dust. No one will miss them. In fact, I wan't to see King Robot ordering his minions up on them. Please, make it happen, Tom!
So THAT's where the seraphs went.
im so happy that paz and kat are together
So Roboat wanted to become a sea creature and the Seraphs helped out by coming up with a plan and providing the ether generators, and now seem to want to avoid a discussion that could result in him getting talked out of the whole plan.
This has strong parallels with when Renard wanted to become human to win Surma's affectopm, so Coyote gave him the ability to body-hop and cajoled him into stealing Daniel's body.
It didn't work as planned, and ended up meaning that he never saw Surma again. I'm calling it: Renard will use his story to try to appeal to Roboat to stop this.
I'm surprised I've not seen anyone else bring up the parallels between the ship's dangerous and selfish behaviour here in pursuit of love and Renard's. The above exchange here about how a change of body will not 'make her like you' is directly relevant to Renard's false (and equally foolish and selfish) belief that he could possess another man and win Surma's favour.
@Pangur Ban: I'm impressed! You called this page exactly in your last comment! I bow to your wisdom.
Kat, Creator, after this whole mess is over, I think these MONSTERS(the Seraphs) should be put under arrest by the Robot community. Just as Robot once was... I'm sure they'll get quite the kick out of their *************** minds!
Kat, if they think you are a God, you should try saying No! And be a wrathful God.
Arg why finish now?!
Not wise to mess with the creator's girlfriend, it may not turn out well.