By Tom Siddell
Depends on if you guys went straight down or not, I guess.
Seriously though, where is the light coming from?
But wait, what about the short controlled bursts?
IT'S IN YOUR HAIR 😱
I'm now wondering if court!Annie may have sacrificed the adventurous part of herself to please Tony? So, she's less able to think on her feet and fight her way out of troubles the way forest!Annie clear still can.
Anyone else starting to get a wee bit suspicious that we're not seeing Court!Annie's face?
I am finding it somewhat suspect that we haven't seen short haired Annie's face clearly yet.
Why are they running?
It's well established that Annie is capable of kicking a significant amount of ass.
There’s no way the only difference between them is the time court Annie spent in the court. Their personalities are pretty different, so Loup definitely did something...
It's really seems like Court Annie doesn't have any redeeming qualities, not even a sense of self-preservation.
That water is way too blue. I don't trust it.
So is she tripping or diving out of the way in panel one? PS Standing with Vic makes you a bad person. pizza
Is that some kind of special water that’s clinging to their hair and clothes? Wet materials aren’t usually blue like that...
No Annie don't go in there! That's a different bunker, the one with THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE COURT in it and the bodies of those that had found it before.
"If we wait, Parley will come get us?"
I think I'm convinced short hait Annie is a fake now...
*in my best Skyrim guard voice* "No lollygaggin'"
Dead end. . . .waiting a friend is not truely the best option.
"Loup" is awaiting, though he is 'hinting' he would like to
see Annie again. Is this 'creature' a test presentation
of Annie's combat skills?
Good insight into the Annies here... obedient shorter hair vs more independent longer hair
This was enough to tickle my mild claustrophobia. Parley is going to bip under the bed in shame when she knows what she got her friends into.
Now the twins have two experiments to choose from: Elemental Fire vs Elemental Water: Boil or Douse? and Can Elemental Fire melt Steel Doors?
Why is it bothering me so much that you can't see the other Annie's face at all on this page?
I'm half suspecting that Andrew planned this with Loup. Will be a fine bonding moment. Surprised !forestAnnie is more decisive than !courtAnnie, seeing as the latter has lived in a warzone these past few months...
Ok. what is wrong with Court Annie? First she shows off on the train, and now she'all "let's wait for Parley"? While Forest Annie takes charge and uses her brain, like true Annie would. It really makes little sense for both to be real, unless Loup actually somehow split Annie's whole personality. But she's been around her friends for months, Kat would have noticed something amiss. I really hope for a good explanation in the future.
I love how often the characters switch between looking normal and looking animu.
...unless Parley's greatly improved her range over these six months.
Okay, see, real Annie would NEVER suggest solving a problem by sitting and waiting to be rescued. Officially calling bullshit on Court Annie. >:(
Strong evidence that time isn’t the only difference between them.
I think the main difference seen here is that Court Annie has come to rely upon her family and friends a lot more to help her, whereas Forest Annie still thinks much more about solving things mostly on her own initiative.
"If we wait, Parley will come get us." yes because the giant water creature is just going to SIT there and not do ANYTHING for an HOUR
OOh it's just like Stranger Things- vines (roots) creeping through tunnels, unbeknownst to those above. The weak-ass attack of that Crabboid makes me think they are being played with rather than threatened. Although as peeps did say, that was a long fall (amongst debris) for a squishy human.
Strange that one Annie has a different idea of what they should do than the other Annie. Can six months really change a person that much? Perhaps living with her father in the court and constantly desiring his approval has made her more complacent, in the same way that Annie became more unruly after she spent a summer in the forest.
It's a bit strange to see that the water can turn their hair blue... It that thing, right?
Ohhhh, *I see* what's going on here. Reconciliation through shared adversity.
Nice to see the Annies working together... Ish.
All this talk about Great distances and wasting time reminds me of something...
The more I see, the more convinced I become that some of Annie’s traits have ended up in each version of her—like with Xander in that one episode of BtVS—rather than a straightforward duplication.
This was all part of Parley's plan to get you to work together.
Glad you're using your head, Forest Annie.
it's like when annie tried to shut herself off is one character, and all of annie is the other
My god, HER FACE!!!!
What's wrong with her face?!?!
and don't be a creep in general. It's really a lesson more GC fans should take to heart. You know, like the foot guy, or BenRG.
Oh I really hope that doesn't meen something went after the others as well
I get the feeling, they slowly start to treat each other as an other person, rather than a fake version of themselves. Which is not a bad thing, considering Renard likely be right: they both can be "the" real Annie
Oh, DUH, they can just RUN! Also, at first, my mind read the second panel as Frannie grabbing Courtnie; then I saw Frannie is actually running away and Courtnie just "stands" in an awkward position. On the other hand, it's good seeing both of them work together. Granted, Frannie is taking initiative here, but that doesn't rule out the possibility of Courtnie giving her own solutions (and agree on, of course). Finally, they're drenched in water, so even when they move to the higher ground, both Annies will be in for extreme discomfort.
I just looked over the forum and I saw people are discussing how out of character it is for Annie to wait for help. Darnnit, why am I so bad at identifying stuff that's out-of-character?!
What a great team building exercise! Thanks, Loup!
Maybe don't go towards the suspiciously growing roots that appear to have forced that heavy steal door open though
They're not going to befriend it? :(
do comments actually work? ive never seen one on this site
also, love ur comic!
Forest Annie, cool and level-headed, takes charge, and Court Annie follows.
That was a long way to fall into so little water. I'm surprised they weren't hurt.
Going back to the early chapters, it's wonderful how the artwork has evolved over time.
Court Annie is sending up a lot of red flags right now. She NEVER suggests waiting for somebody else to come along and deal with things for her.
Ah, could it be they aren't clones but rather different aspects of her personality split into different people? That's why her father respects part of her, because the part(s) he didn't like about her were kept in the forest?
Cue the theme from Mod Squad!
When in doubt, tactical retreat. But forest Annie's been gone for six months. Things have changed, I imagine.
Is this... dramatic reenactment of character development?
I looked back a few of the pages and I love the thought that was put into the single branch/root/vine following along the tunnel to get to the girls. Great attention to detail. Well done!
So Forest Annie has a smudge right by where Jeanne's cut was...Coincidence? Probably.
They REALLY should update Forest Annie about how some of their powers have developed while she lost time. I have a feeling Parley can teleport much farther now, since she's had time to practice. I mean, Court Annie's own fire power is far more developed now, it'd make sense right?
I feel like Court Annie is/has become rather mild-mannered, while Forest Annie is acting as usual.
Court-Annie is being passive about all this, in keeping with her unresistant, compliant attitude toward everything else.
I enjoy seeing Courtney fall and also make a fool of herself.
"Yeah let's just wait with the water monster."
Whatever IT is, it isn't Annie. It's too rude, cruel and stupid.
Hi is this story really real
Hm. Up until now I’ve felt like we were just seeing Annie from an outside perspective in Court Annie. It amused me how many commenters disliked her.
But now, for the first time, they really seem like different people, or different sides of the same person. I think that is less interesting than a true double, but I’ll leave it to Tom to prove me wrong.
There both Anni ……………I think 🤔
Courtnie: *spectacularly belly flops into a lot of water*
Courtnie’s top: *is dry*
Courtnie’s skirt: *is damp at the hem only*
Light comes from the creature of course, all the places he goes there's a glowing trail. It's in their hair too!
look it may look like forest Annie is being breve here but court Annie is the one who suggested to stay in the sewer with the monster.
Something I noticed last page, was that Court!Annie's make up had run in the water, but now that we can't see her face, I wonder if it is more than that.
Also going towards the tree roots seems like a less than good idea
I'm starting to wonder if Loup didn't split Annie in two, so that one side is adventurous and the other is mild and docile.
I feel like court Annie could also be suspicious of forest Annie in this situation, maybe she doesn't feel safe with her & doesn't want to go deeper into the tunnels.
Okay, not seeing Court Annie’s face for multiple panels makes me think we’re reaching some kind of boiling point for the next page.
Can't kill a water elemental with fire.
Jordan B. Peterson chasing two young women ca. 2019 pictured
Which means you'll lead the critter right TO them...
Hi there SH, the light emanates from luminescent algae in the water, glow-worms on the walls and ceilings and shining fungi on the ground. Or the Annies can see into the infrared (with their strange-looking eyes, see?) Or maybe it's something else. You just have to accept it as something that is happening. Suspend your disbelief! Abandon your doubts! The light is there, and so we just have to make the best of it.
SH: What light? It's pitch black there. Luckily, fire elementals see in dark and we have the cheating camera.
We got a clear shot of C-Annie's face in the last panel of 2111, so I don't think there's anything odd going on there. Just a composition choice?
ForestAnnie being proactive; CourtAnnie is there, I guess.
so you know how annie kind of... cut herself off from part of herself?
What if Loupe gave each half separate form?
After reading the forum and comments, I have put down my own theory about why Courtnie just chose to wait for Parley instead of analyzing the situation like Frannie just did: while Courtnie stayed in the Court for six months, on occasions when there were monsters she could not handle herself (like this water creature), she learned to accept the situation and rely on her friends instead of going head-on helplessly. Keep in mind, before Annie went into the woods, her Dad offered her a choice on whether or not she wanted to stay with him (he made it clear there was no right or wrong answer) and she said she did. When Loup separated her into Frannie and Courtnie, they both experienced different stuff during the time skip: Frannie stayed with Loup (albeit forced to) and raged toward him, keeping an authoritative attitude, while Courtnie stayed with her father and friends, occasionally fighting monsters and being a lady.
Everyone's looking at the hair and trying tocatch court annie into being the fake one but doesnt see that theyre HEADING TOWARDS THE TREE JUDGING BY THAT BIG OL ROOT CREEPING OUT OF THE BUNKER!!!!
I guess she means "great" by Court standards, right?
Have you people forgotten the page just before this? We have seen short haired Annie's face. Last panel of the page just before this.
My guess is Loup literally split the Annie into 2 aspects, the court, controlled and refined and the forrest wild and free
Okay but hold up.
What if Parley has extended her range? Wild Annie has been gone for months, maybe Parley leveled up her trick the same way she leveled up her biceps. (City Annie is gonna bitch about how she should know that.)
What are going to do?! Fight or have a good chat?
Court Annie is fake, she doesn't know the limitations of Parley's powers.
Getting along fine!!!
Her make-up is probably ruined, which will soon be comically revealed!
I’m with SH — where the hell is the light source?
Everything’s lit like Broadway.
One of these annie's seems substantially more real than the other.
I think they are two splits of her personality. Loupe wanted the more wild and feisty Annie.
it's probably a test from the court to get them to cooperate