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I love the Winnie the Pooh newspaper comics. Everyone’s such a dick to eachother, it’s so out of character. Is it simply called “Winnie the Pooh”? I never bothered to read the title, I just call it “It’s Always Sunny in the Hundred Acre Woods”

Girl Genius Liveblog #99

UPDATE 99: Everyone Goes to the Castle

Last time Gil had fought Zeetha for the crowd’s enjoyment, and it went off the rails in the best way possible. Everyone was entertained so…yep! They have a crowd to serve as witness once they get to the Castle. So let’s get going!

Gil marches towards the Castle, shouting about he’s just an entertainer, and managing to creep out his jolly gang of partners by smiling widely and generally behaving like no one expects him to behave. He’s into his role, that’s for sure. Once Gil gets to the entrance he proclaims his name and is immediately denied entrance, which Gil takes as his cue to unleash his rage. Maybe Theo can provide backup by shooting runcibles around while Sleipnir improvises with the fire throwing bagpipes, if anything to add chaos and give the crowd an incentive to spread the word even further.

Gil’s attacks don’t go unnoticed. Agatha and Tarvek hear it all from deep into the Castle, it’s lightning hitting the walls, after all. They hurry to take a look – Tarvek sure knows a lot about the layout of the Castle! – and find who’s doing it. Gil! Nobody seems very happy about it, since Tarvek may see Gil represents a hindrance to any plan no matter what it is, and Agatha…well he’s hitting her house with freaking lightning, who’d be happy about that. “Stop hitting my house, kids!” she shouts.

But it was an effective strategy, that’s for sure. These antics managed to catch the crowd’s attention and freak the guards out, who are still in disbelief about Gil being who he says he is. It shouldn’t be too difficult to prove he really is Gil, he has the same lightning rod and techniques he used against the battle clanks, so—

I love this webcomic. Good thing Higgs stuck around and carried the hat, eh, Gil? But yes, this should be all they need to assert Gil’s identity. All that remains is for him to enter the Castle, and that’ll deter the Baron from doing anything that could endanger his son. I wonder if this can lead to Wulfenbach entering the Castle too, to try to retrieve Gil. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he does, even if his grievous wounds still ache.

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