I blame this late post on three things.
- Having an awesome friend come down and spend Friday night with me
- Said friend gifted to me a GameCube until his next return
- He also entrusted to me Wind Waker and Ocarina of Time and Master Quest.
Expect some late posts the rest of this week. FYI.
Sunday/Monday review: Gunnerkrigg Court by Tom Siddell
Gunnerkrigg Court is a semi flashback story of Antimony Carver and her adventures while attending school at the Court. But Gunnerkrigg isn’t just any old school, far from it. There’s a minotaur in the basement, a ghost roaming the hallways, and robots running around. Not to mention the shadow creature that wandered in.
And that’s just inside the Court. Outside, its much different.
Slogging through all of this with her, is Kat Donlan, a fellow student with a taste for adventure. Kat is the scientist, and Antimony (or Annie for short) is the Alchemist/magical one. See, Gunnerkrigg doesn’t just teach math, English, history, and science. Gunnerkrigg also teaches students with special abilities how to hone them.
Its hard to classify Gunnerkrigg beyond the broad terms. Its a fantasy webcomic with steampunk (if you would call it that) elements, and a whole lot of mythology tossed in. Its a mixture of British mythology, Native American, and a few others I couldn’t name. It all blends seamlessly together to form Gunnerkrigg. Underlying it all, however, is a story of a struggle between men and the forces of nature/magic, which has shaped the court.
Gunnerkrigg is told in “real time”, meaning that when the school year in the comic ends, Tom takes a mini vacation until school is ready to be “resumed”. There’s also a few in between story arcs, like the Doctor Disaster break, or the occasional informational break about the house structure of Gunnerkrigg
I am very much in love with the story of Gunnerkrigg. Maybe it’s because I’m a horrible guesser, but I can never tell what’s coming next. It’s also very hard to talk about with out giving so much of it away, but I guess you’ll just have to read for yourself and find out.