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>this time on paranatural, fun with maps and the passive voice
> you let a petty grudge keep you from aid and an old ally
No, no, Zack. That's not how shonens do it. You must be even more vague and oblique, while still hammering the fact that you're hiding something. There's no need to be subtle, this is a shonen webcomic. Use an anvil and smack it on people's faces!
> Do you remember THAT PERSON? And THAT EVENT? Well, you should feel bad about THAT THING that happened and it's THAT SECRET that THEY CANNOT KNOW! Because if THEY do, then THAT TERRIBLE THING that happened before is going to HAPPEN AGAIN!
Nice first page with Lucifer's rant, but I get the feeling that lectures no longer work on Spender like they maybe used to. It seems kinda forced that he said nothing at all just so we won't know his actual response to it.
Also I'm kinda shocked at how few items of interest/humor ZACK of all people laid out in that second page. Paranatural used to be full of wonderful mini-jokes in the background. Across like 14 rooms we've just got "Stairs Rule", fucked-up chef, and cute facial expressions in the gym changerooms.
Anyway speaking of background stuff, the first part's background and paneling method looks fucking awesome.
I like this page, but I think maybe Zack should've done that sort of panel when it would help tell the story
In a situation where we're following a lot of different things happening in different places of the school
None the less good to see that he's still doing silly things
This was a good page. I like Spender and Lucifer and their interactions, but the foreshadowing that >>79127307 mentions is getting a little old at this point.
He was aiming for Johnny the first time as well.
The problem is that Zack keeps introducing/hinting new plot threads every two pages, then spends a year playing dodgeball or riding a train. At the rate he's going and with all the plot threads brought up by now, the comic won't end for another 10 years.
From this page we now need to know:
What his relation with the doctor is
Why he holds a grudge against her
Why Mayview is doomed
Why Spender almost drowned in a lake
And all of these will be told in flashbacks instead of pushing the plot forward.
The flashbacks /will/ push the plot forward you dolt.
We're technically at a Max perspective here. We know just about what he knows, and a little more. Of course we won't start the story know everything that happened to these characters. It's jsut as reasonable as not knowing what will happen.
In fact, if we real quick solved all these flashback questions, there'd be whines of Show Don't Tell and Muh Exposition.
And it's not like pther questions weren't answered in the train and hitball arcs. It's ghosty adventures, not kiddy detectives. We find out as we go along, that's how stories work.
That's actually some fucking good dialogue. I'm kind of surprised, after all the ZACH THE HACK stuff i sort of forgot he had it in him.
Especially if you read it in a posh old british butler voice like i've been giving Lucifer.
They're clearly talking about Zarei, yes. It's even more clear if you remember that she literally was mentioned in the previous page.
People is just bad at reading comics, but that doesn't prevent them from blaming the author for "bad writing".
Yeah. It also doesn't help that ever since the Habbening PNat threads have been lower quality. Even the people who aren't vicious enough manbabbies to go full-on MUH 4CHUN have been pessimistic and picky over the comic. The only real issue it has is Zach's multiple "haha whoops sorry guys you'll never guess" stuff, but even then webcomic artists make mistakes and have lives outside of their work. I don't blame him too harshly for it, he just needs to make a decent buffer.
>"You enshrine shallow reason"
I would expect that sentence from Forge, not Luci dearest. It seems that all powerful or especially ancient spirits hold moral philosophy and codification as highly important after all. I though Lucifer would be the exception, given his "path of cold reason" mentioned in the cast page, but now I wonder what his moral code is.
I also wonder if he expects the same of Splenda. It's likely that spirits are potentially immortal, making ethics a huge concern for them. Do they see humans as needing the same standard?
Will it turn out that all of human morality, the basis of civilization, originated from spirits teaching or interacting with humans? What would the comic's world be like if humans and spirits never met?
More like his nostril flared up from anger.
Now this is an animation hurdle right there
I'm thinking a more humanized JARVIS, as said in the last thread. (Series JARVIS or movie JARVIS, I don't care.) I originally thought of Anthony Daniels, but he's my headcanon Doorman now.
The better the suspense (see pic).
...and it's pronounced "café"...
You know, I'd have no problem with all of this character development, if we JUST had like, a first two missions or something to get everyones character down pat. I'm still annoyed that Max has been there for two days, and he's already had a big fight with Isaac and shit.
Also that isaac's character is different than when we first met him.
It's obvious Spender got caught in the whirlpool, aka the Mayview Maelstrom.
The question is what Lucifer already his tool, and thus used their communion state to lift him out of there, or if he was still 'alive'.
Probably a tool already? But that'd require Shota Spender to still have his shades on somehow while drowning and not lose them.
I think the Mayview Maelstrom likely has something to do with the shadow monster? Like maybe Spender was caught in the crossfire with whatever killed shadethulu, and for whatever reason Lucifer decided to save him?
Let's review and contrast this with Spender backstory allusions from 7 months ago.
His first tool may or may not be his shades.
I'm guessing not, since he's keeping it vague.
Hypothetically, it's even possible his first tool was the shadow monster's original prison, and shota spender Dun Goofed by healing it and letting it free, until he paid the price by sealing it within his own boyflesh.
Consider that Isaac was thirsting for Max's hard throbbing friendship since before first period, but he never even seemed to take the opportunity to poach him at lunch time in the cafeteria.
It's obvious. Isaac is busy eating his lunch angstily on the school roof like all anime loners.
Fucking christ I am so god damn sick of the pedo shit on this site. Fucking disgusting. Yall deserve the shit you got in highschool and the ostracizing you experience now. Yall belong here, I hope you rot and die alone.
>Why does that matter?
>Why does he care?
Because it's stupid and you had the people who knew how to do it making a lot of stupid replies yucking up how clever they were and being retarded. There was no way to stop it from happening so he just removed them.
There's been like. One or two posts about lust for pnat characters in the thread and they were fairly jokey at our collective expense and not serious.
Of all threads to go full soccer mom on you chose this one? Why do you think that is?
>Yall deserve the shit you got in highschool and the ostracizing you experience now
>Why does that matter?
>Why does he care?
every future page already had a hundred "FIRST" comments, months before an update was posted to go along with it
it was dumb and made the comment section worthless
Or maybe Mayview MS is just REALLY BIG, and the pages can't show the bigness of it without sacrifying detail for writing the main story which revolves on 1 character's POV. Don't be so gullible.
One does not simply become a loner as is. Was he actively seeking for it? Was he, say, not liking the noisyness of the hallways or canteen? Was he such a bookworm that he frequents the library often? We don't know!
Heck, we don't even know how Isaac acts around his classmates beyond one Supernormal strip...and I for one would be glad to see more of his POV to wholely make sense of the character before drawing into conclusions, and steering myself away from some baseless circlejerk.
Well of course. It's "noeyebrow." Singular. The plural is allowed.
That's just the
entirely non pornographicartist's pen name.
I don't like that apparently nobody is actually in control on the human side. there should be some trusty power on their side to balance the story or else all attempt at serious storyline will be killed before it builds up.
But nobody on any side really knows what they're doing and how to really deal with the 3+ other factions in this clusterfuck.
Doorman sweats at the schemer's return and lost his best muscle, Forge got BTFO by an angry nerd, Agent Day is oblivious to Spender's secrets she should be ferreting out, and who knows what things look like to the death cultists.
Everyone is ignorant and plotting at least partly in the dark. Doorman and Nin still live in fear of Spender, thinking he's Super Saiyan 2 instead of lucky or clever.
Zack the Hack is 60 weeks overdue on that now.