By Tom Siddell
The whole Loup thing is just a detail.
Oh wow, a nice plot twist
Kiss him, Lana, start his redemption arc
Dang, she gets a werewolf boyfriend
Oh, cool. So is she going to end up working with Loup against everyone else now?
Or does her unconditional love start helping Loup to get over himself?
LANA YOU'RE ALLOWED TO CHANGE YOUR MIND ON THIS KIND OF THING, IT'S OK
Oh She still has Diego’s programming. Congrats Loup you got an obsessive lover holding you.
Uncomfortable taming the bad boy trope ahead? Hopefully not leading to months or years of emotional abuse...
Someone’s been reading too many fairytales it seems.
Goose Wife thing back on?
Countdown until she starts calling him 'Mistah L'
Oh gosh, Lana... well, actually, maybe this could be good. Maybe she'd be as good for Loup as Annie used to be for Isengrin.
Interesting reimagining of beauty and the beast for sure
Gasp* a ship is sailing
Loup was NOT prepared for this development!
People in the comments yesterday predict this would happen, and I didn't believe them.
Now I am sad.
Abusive relationships with naive Teenage robots are not good feels.
OK, this is not where I thought it was going.
- Look, I'm a total jerk and like to solve problems with violence.
- It doesn't matter.
- I only dated you to make Annie jealous!
- I forgive you.
- I'm Loup!
- Well, nobody's perfect.
Shut up and let me love you!
Loop's done for. That's way too much human mortal bullshit in one moment. Press F to salute.
The Loup was too stunned to speak
She's a hybristophiliac! That's a bit of a surprise, and could change everything. She could just be the Bonnie to his Clyde. Fun stuff ahead, depending on who you are at GC.
Oh god, please no, don't go this route, PLEASE don't go this route. Please let it turn out Lana is a spy or Coyote or something, just not THIS bullcrap.
-sigh- Redheads be like.
"Every love is 'true love' when you're a teenager" - Sabrina the Teenage Witch (90s) finale. *** Twisted callback to "Get Lost": Tony reveals he's "nervous" & Surma suggests getting away from everyone except her; Lana sees Jerrek is "nervous" & takes action to help him get away. Surma sees promise in Tony & ends her steady if slightly unfulfilling relationship with Jimmy, possibly the start of the Court's plans getting disrupted; Lana learns Jerrek is Loup & commits to him harder, bringing more chaos into the Court. *** If he can keep his head straight he could have an army of gullible androids "Yes I am Loup, but I've been changed forever by the pure love of Lana & the friendship of the New People!"
Now this is true love - loving someone even when you know they have (sometimes significant) faults. Interesting to see a 'new person' develop this, though it perhaps makes sense - for me, they are as innocent as children. Sorry about Llana though... I don't want her to turn into an antagonist. Hopefully her love will transform Loup into a better being.
Oh? You're approaching me?!
Lana is rapidly rising in my estimation from immature and naive squirt to the best girlfriend ever.
Some people become villains for power or revenge. Lana just became a villain for love.
Accepting. Perhaps too accepting.
That just took the fierce right out of him.
He was NOT expecting *THAT* reaction... now what?!?
Getting a little too close to the murdergodthing there, Lana. Calm yourself...
Show 'em Red!
Awwwww. She is so sweet.
He looks like a Gelfling now
Loup's greatest nemesis has appeared!
That's some unconditional love right there.
Ahaha! Lana's awesome!
Loup just an absolute master of making things harder for himself, now thanks to his web of lies he's stuck with Lana, someone he finds incredibly irritating, and has promised not to harm her, despite obviously being the kind of violent manbaby lunatic we have to be cautious of, and to make things more ironic she's about to swear an oath that "No matter what" he says or does she will stay loyal. Slow claps all round.
Loup's getting more and more confused. Love is a strange thing, too much for him right now. But I'm sure he will learn.
It has to be said: what the chuck
Lana: "Ha! Can't make a lier outta me!!"
Another Secret Loup Admirer I guess...
-There's a CLUB?
-And Lana's the President?
-And THEY HAVE T SHIRTS???
--oh! I uh, well. I did not see that coming... but go on..
Oh lord. Hopeless romantic librarian girl and a monster in disguise who needs to learn a lesson.
Beauty and the beast.
love even makes you forget genocides
Well. She certainly is smitten.
DOH! Curses... foiled again!
Had a feeling that this would be the most likely outcome. Two fire haired girls. One who is a fire elemental turn to human. One is a machine turn Newman.
Also very beauty and the beast
"But... but... I am the bad guy! Just hate me already!"
"... The fear I inspired! My reputation! Nooooooo!"
tell me you only read YA as a robot without telling me you only read YA as a robot
Can't say I expeted that reaction!
Boooooooo don’t normalize abuse
Bro is flabbergasted
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I think she he was created, this is the first person to say that they love him. Also the first person he protected.
Noooooo he literally just threw you across the room!
At this point I'd love it if every character finds out he's Loup one-by-one, and they're all totally nonplussed about it.
That's a lovely notion and all luv, but IT'S LOUP.
I get the feeling this will not end well.
Loving these recent developments. Could see Loup getting very attached to these new-humans the same way Coyote learned to love humans if we are going to continue the theme of parallels.
I, for one, support Lana's love quest.
This is strangely wholesome
Taken out of context, today’s strip reads like a teen werewolf romance.
Dawwww this is a beauty and the beast moment. Loving this Ship.
nonononononoNONONONONONO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO LANA!!!! BAD!!!! DON'T DO THAT!!!!!
The one thing Loup keeps underestimating! Teenage hormones!
She’s gonna lay a big ol’ smooch on him, isn’t she.
beauty and the beast
And the moral of the story is: don't let robots turned humans grow up on bad romance novels.
Lana is the kind of gal that writes love letters to death row inmates.
Learning new information should negate previous absolute statements made in ignorance. Letting absolute statements made in ignorance of that new information *dictate* your feelings on any potential new information is... how... religions work, actually. Loup, this is exactly what you want. You should take advantage of her irrational refusal to change her mind merely because she said something with strong conviction at some point.
Well, that sure threw him for a loup.
Either Lana is insane or she is the goose wife
OH NO, OH NO, HE AIN'T WORTH IT GIRL, HE AIN'T WORTH IT!!! DX
Ah, yes, the time-honored romance of the carbon-based android and the wolf-coyote demigod. A true classic.
Say it with me everyone. D'aaaaaaaaaawwww!!!
Hehe, aww, that's cute in a kind of a creepy way.
Something something the love of a good robot lady etc
... well, that's kind of an adorable surprise!
Beauty and the beast vibes right in time for spooky SZN...
Bet he didn’t see that one coming. And considering the way he jumped to her defence on https://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=2588 and was baffled at his own reactions then and thereafter, this is going to be hard to just shake off.
Lana , no you can't change him! Changing people with love is a lie!
Okay, I know Lana is being super duper extra naive here, but dang! If Loup were any kind of smart (and he probably isn't) he'd forget about Annie and messing with the court and stick with Lana! Someone who is willing to care for you even when they know you are a world-destroying wolf/coyote hybrid monster is a keeper for sure! Shame on him if (or probably when) he takes advantage of her.
jesus christ someone help this girl
Something tells me this whole thing is going to be horribly inconvenient for Loup.
Lana, you're so naive. It's painful to watch. I guess Loup himself is a kid, but he still has so much power over you. You better hope these words reach him.
OOOOOHHH, we have some true devotion on our hands here! I wonder how this is gonna play out.
Thou are ROYALLY SCREWED
HAHAHA that was well played. Applause to you Tom.
Also to that one person who called it.
Haha, go Lana!!! Aggressively support your man! I was surprised at the last few panels but then I remembered she DID read lots of romance novels before...
She loves his jerky, inconsistent ways.
Lana is so good
Yes! More smitten girls stomping towards monsters!
It's official, I absolutely adore this character
Look out, Loup! You can't get rid of a Tsundere that easily.
Not gonna lie, that was the last response I was expecting from her. Yet it makes the most sense
THAT he didn’t see coming…interesting times ahead
Thats true love mah dude
girlie has read entirely too many trashy werewolf romance novels...
From the fact that you're Loup,
To the smell of your poop,
I Love everything about you,
Damn she really going all in omg
Not only does she have bad bangs, her brain ain't working right too.
50 Shades of Loup
EVERYTHING entails also the parts of him that were once Coyote and Ysengrin - quite the combi-package, definitely a good catch there, Lana!
Gotta love that werewolf...can Loup resist the power of love???
See, NOW I like her. Look at this fiery lunatic go.
I think he just has a thing for redheads
Tom Siddell, master of the left turn
Huh, plot twist. Starting to see a potential endgame romance here. Hope it works out
Yup, she has read waaay too many crappy romance books
New best girl.
Well, I like her!
Oh my gosh I love Lana so much Loup doesn’t deserve her ????
.............I have no words
girl literally went "JOKES ON YOU; I'M IN TO THAT SHIT"
Oh holy moly alright girl, dang
Oh no. Apparently she's into furries.
Cue Angela Lansbury:
????”Tale as old as time, ….”????
Oh wow... she is very ride or die here...
Well, we know how Loup reacts to being feared, lets see gow he reacts to being loved for a change.
I say "these are the best expressions" on every page, and every page proves me right.
lana oh my gosh
Death by cuddles?
Well as unexpected as this is, I kind of hoped it would turn out this way :)
Eh, I’ll still ship it.
Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast
ohhhhh... like loup garou! thats clever :)
This is what I was afraid of.
Well, he's getting /one/ fireheaded girl at this rate. I love how this is blowing up in Loup's face, but uh... yeah, nobody push him to repeat Loup's uh... ultimate body block from earlier.
Surely the robotic power of love will prevail!
So robots still go all-in when it come to love even after the biotech upgrade. Not sure if that's a good thing. Also that last panel makes Loup/Jerrek look more like a rat than a wolf.
Uh oh. Gotta clean up yer act, bud, you got a girlfriend now.
“- Receptionist: How do you write women so well?
- Melvin Udall: I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability.” (As good as it gets 1997)
My conscious mind tells me this is unexpected. My subconscious mind tells me, "What the fuck else did you expect?"
the sound of the HUH? i let out
Wow, Lana, I am impressed. Are you just being romantic, or do you really mean it? There's a lot to love there (not all in a flattering way), and that means a lot of forgiveness and patience and accepting pain.
If Loup wasn't such a joke, I'd have been very worried for Lana
Here is the one thing Loup was completely unprepared for.
Lana uses Loving Acceptance on Loup!
It's super confusing!
Also, WTF Lana. I appreciate you being totally hardcore about commitment and love is a verb and all that. But .... you're doing this for someone who couldn't do it themselves and if he could, he wouldn't do it for you.
Lana woke up literally a couple weeks ago and already has progressed beyond junior-high bullshit on love. This is at least high-school level bullshit - not a very high bar in terms of poor judgment but Loup hasn't even got to the Junior-high bullshit yet.
so many twists and turns!
HE DOESNT DESERVE HER
I admire her commitment, though I'm pretty sure she doesn't really understand love. Then again, a lot of it is about choosing to act and not just warm fuzzies so maybe she's doing pretty good.
Cue, Twilight intro music.
Unconditional love... It's getting scary.
Cutie and the Beast?
Who doesn't love Loup? Everyone loves Loup. Everyone. (Whether Loup is aware of this or not is an ongoing matter of debate. The brightest minds of the Court have been...)
I'm conflicted, and also a bit afraid of Loup's reaction to this.
So far, he's all too selfish, so honestly I don't think he's going to get this at all.
Uwaah!! A new fire-head girl! Challenger has appeared!!
Ehhh, legally speaking dont think you're bound to the 'everything' statement.
You go, girl!
One thing that this is sweet of her. But another is how quickly robots seems to pick up on that he's Loup and are cool with that.
Well colored me surprised, she IS into crazy!
Never underestimate a red-haired girl
Aight, half of the comment section called this yesterday. Lana you've read too many trashy novels, this isn't healthy
WTF Lana? And I thought it was already well established how messed up the New Peoples' psyches could be in social interactions. Can we not with this deeply power imbalanced abusive relationship? Can we please get back to Annie? Though I'll admit the effects of this fucked up arrangement could be very interesting... Also, will Robot find out Loup broke the terms? When will Kat finally start getting involved with the consequences of her actions?
The Shippers Rejoice
From the run in with the elf boys, to her forcefulness towards Jerrek, and now her basically saying she loves being lied to and abused, where did Lana learn to love everything that's considered really bad in a relationship? Is this girls bible 50 Shades?
Lana is ride or die! Love his weird half wolf face. Is it furry, or…skin? Hmm!
love this for Lana, get that werewolf boy
OH MY GOD LANA I LOVE YOU BUT NO BUT ALSO YES?????? Tom what in the fuck is this plot twist JSJNSKSNSMD
Wolf Children Prequel?
Oh no, she only read all the YA romance novels!!!
I see a lotta people fairly concerned about this development and writing tropes and how abusive relationships aren’t good to display in media; I…really disagree. I’m curious to see how this’ll play out, but I don’t think it should be shunned for bad things to happen in writing. I’m kind of hoping we get a Loup self-discovery arc though, as the story seems to be slowly inching towards making the Court into the new real threat. He needs to pay for some of the stuff he’s done, but if we’re gonna be honest he’s not the most evil terrible villain in all of storytelling. He’s really just a big jerk for the most part. He has a chance to realign himself and seek forgiveness. It would be a better forgiveness arc compared to some other characters tbh, but writing a forgiveness arc in a story that needs to keep the pace moving forward is hard, people.
Plot twist: Lana is a spy for Robot, winning his trust and reporting back to him.
Some of the comments here are so...idiotic. Lana's decision isn't meant to be rational and this is NOT NORMALIZING ABUSE, you half-wit morons.
Oh, so it IS true love, how sweet!
The reactions in the comments are intense and diverse, and I am here for it.
Every girl in an abusive relationship thinks her boyfriend will change someday.
Just so long as she doesn't start calling him 'Puddin.'
This won't end well for her. Loup is not a character with a redeeming arc.
Oh no she's precious.
...Methinks there's something ACTUALLY wrong with her.
Love comes first, then we learn about their faults.
Lanna has just devoted herself to fixing Mad God by loving him harder.
Many have followed the path before. We are going to fix him.