By Tom Siddell
Well, a lot of people just got proven wrong, twice over.
OOOOOOO LET'S GOOOOOO
She didn't stab Smitty! pleasedontstabparleypleasedontstabparley
She's got no strings to hold her down, to make her fret, to make her frown. She had strings but now she's free, there are no strings on her.
I was not expecting such a lucid Jeanne outside of the illusion. Is this a sign of her regaining herself post-illusion? All previous examples of her communication were more emotion/rage/imagery and less logical verbalization.
Tom, you're a genius. A coward heart no longer, yes, but the last thing I would have suspected was that they are so very much alike, our two swordswomen. Not what I would have thought at all. Well played, sir.
PULL THE STRING! PS. IF NOBODY/ANYBODY GETS HURT YOU ARE A BAD WRITER AND I'LL HATE YOU FOREVER (YET WON'T STOP COMMENTING)
Crap. What did cutting those cords do?
I suppose a proper fight had to conspire to happen. She does still have her blink ability. Does Jeanne consider that a trick?
The inescapable duel!
Ok...Smitty isn't gonna loose his power is he?
ALSO WATCH THAT BLADE!
But Jeanne, nobody calls George a coward.
Oh, phew... so she didn't need to take Andrew out.
Now we know why Parley got turned into She-Eglamore!
Bwuh, Jeanne is too strong. Very excited to see what happens next
Dex VS Str.
SNIP?? Uh oh. :(
Weren't there four strings? Status report: ✅Kat ✅Parley 🆘Annie ❌Smitty ❌Red & Blue-dotted fairy ✖️Robot 💢Jeanne
Annie, now would be a good time to get un-lost in that maze. And Kat, whatever you built before venturing down there, get it working before Parley joins Robot in a messy pile near the river.
that explains nothing
Welp, saw that coming. She can cut Annie's ethereal form and YEARS LATER the cut is still there. She can cut some strings.
Hopefully Parley will bust out that tooth, now.
Kind of hoping this wouldn't happen, but this should be an epic fight.
You can DO that?
Time for the old bip and barge routine?
Pay me no mind, I like to ramble on about shit nobody cares about and pretend I'm more intelligent than other people, because I am in reality an insecure, self-important windbag.
Y are u so mean!?
OH SHIT SON
OH SHIT SON
OH SHIT SON
Something tells me she won't be doing so well this time.
Whaaaaaaaaaa, you can't cut luck!
Dun, dun, DUN
OHHHHHH SMITTY SAVED BLUE
Then... en garde!
Parley VS Jeanne. Round 1. Ready. Fight!
Seriously? Jeanne, just let them help you already... jeebus crumples...
So much for the strings, then. :(
I, Boxbot, shall make a box!
She cut the thing!, how could she cut the thing?!
And here was I hoping for them to be a couple and she goes and cut the thing...
Kick her self-righteous ass, Parley!
So... no luck helping Parley I'm guessing. Smitty still has his powers and everyone is alive so good.
Okay... this one update every other day is killing me! KILLING ME! *ded* x_x
...for our right.
Parley better reply with a sick ghostly burn on Jeanne
No cheats now. But George isn't a coward heart anymore. That counts for something!
at least she cutted the strings and not andrew
First robot, now George? Say not so!
Another *nit-picking* mystery: What happened to the hand guard on Jeanne's sword.
Aiii! So scary!
:: hides under cushions ::
:: peeks out to look anyway ::
This...might go badly.
She's a ghost, she also has an unfair advantage.
Today may have been a bad time to catch up
I guess this is her reality :(
Things gonna get real, yo.
Oh no, oh crap.
Oh I say, Jeanie. That's hardly fair. Georgie may be suicidally foolish, but cowardly she is clearly NOT!
She's gonna cut the connection between Parley and Smitty, leaving Parley unable to properly control her teleportation again, isn't she? :(
Ah but she's no coward heart any more, is she?
And then Jeanne attacks Andrew, Parley finds the motivation she needs, goes Super Saiyan, and easily wins.
You can do that?
Oh no. No luck only skill
Sharp Parry 6 on those strands
I feel like everything that they could have done wrong, they did wrong, in some way.
And I sincerely hope Parley's training was enough for her to take on a sadistic monstrous ghost!
It's not over yet, George!
Squeee!! Thanks you! Loving every single thing about this.
Sorry I'm late...: Ulp! For was it not the immortal Kyle who spake thusly: "This is pretty f%cked up right here dude."
damn it, that was to easy, I thought she would struggle with those
Oh man oh man oh man. She's got no strings to hold her down.
Oh, thank God. I mean, things are not good, per se, but Smitty ain't dead!
I guess this pretty clearly shows that Parley isn't packing Coyote's tooth right now.
Oh ok smitty's fine GOOD LUCK PARLEY
And thus the fight begins in earnest
Annie... What are you doing? Hurry up!
Will be interesting to see how the lacks of Smit-strings pulls... er, or, not pulls, the strings behind the scenes here....
Use your mouths not your swords. To talk and/or kiss
Or maybe just have tea and scones instead? No? I mean, you should at least consider it. They're really good scones.
I COMPLETELY take back what I said before. Epic sword fight, incoming.
And so... the ultimate battle of GC universe shall commence. Tales will be told, songs will be sung, poems will be read. And we, Gunnerkrigg Court veterans, shall share this story to our grandchildren.
She's gonna kill her. Smitty isn't controlling the odds, looks like, so Annie had better hurry it the heck up.
that's not good.
OK, I'm placing my bets.
Next page, Friday 10/21, Parley with charge at Jeanne and Jeanne will slice the strings between Smitty and Parley.
Parley will then, either instantly or gradually, begin to turn back into a man, as was her original destiny.
"But enough talk! Have at you!"
I'll, uh... I'll fetch the boss battle music.
So Jeanne just cut off causality?
EPIC BATTLE INCOMING!!!!!!
Aside from wanting to murder George, she seems pretty...sane. I'm surprised she didn't finish off the faeries, and she spared Smitty.
Well, that could have gone much worse!
The sound of Megalovania begins to sound throughout the canyon.
Ummm...... Was that drawn that way on purpose?
That's right, Parley! Protect yo' man! x3 (Also, I did wonder whether it was possible to cut those threads. I guess, though, not just anyone can do it.)
why aren't they TALKING to her? WHY?????
This does not bode well..
no realy where is the fang. did they decide it was too dangerous?
Oh no. Parley's on her own now. This is it- battle of the ages, and Annie's stuck in the Ether. O.O
Shit's about to go down.
Did... did she just cut Smitty's probability warping with a blade?
Ahhh. Andrew was the reason she missed.
Jeanne made her saving throw!
Does bipping count as a trick?
shits about to get real..
Well that happened.