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no one cares so i guess i'll do the thread
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>>77528293
Why is hijack so worried in the top corner? Why would he regret hitting Max instead of Johnny?
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>>77528293
Is this really supposed to be some kinda arc?
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>>77528514
>why is hijack so worried
>the entire rest of the page
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>>77528293
Best girl confirmed
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>>77528514
Cause Max is a nice kid and Johnny is a bully.
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>>77528293
I would so much rather have pages not at all in color, and updated three times a week, as im sure coloring doubles the amount of time it takes to make the page.
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>>77528514
because max isn't a bully
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FIVE MINUTES
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>>77528591
probably more like 15
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>>77528609
>15 minutes in Hitball time
How long is that in real time? 4 years?
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>>77528293
Why isn't Cody getting up? He could totally solo HiJack
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>>77528293
> Johnny's gang is already rushing the court, even before he motivates the rest of the team

Fantastic.

Glad Hitball is finally just about over.
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>>77528688
>almost over
ONLY 20 PAGES TO GO BEFORE HITBALL IS OVER, AND THEN WE CAN GET TO THE REST OF THIS STORYLINE
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so that black kid.. he has to be spirit medium in disguise.

when he deflected the ball, his hand was shown to be skeletal.
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Can we get off the ride yet
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Johnny Johnny is the best JoJo.

I mean this is weird turn from JBA's but ya know, Ill take it.
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>>77528293
Obligatory 'Paranatural' in title next time so it's easy to Ctrl+F in the catalog.
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I literally don't know what's going on anymore.
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>>77528829
Hitball!
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yeah mob violence time
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>>77528823
I can see how someone could confuse the name of the comic for "Hitball" at this point though
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>WE ARE STILL IN A FUCKING FLASHBACK
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>>77528829
Remember Dragon Ball Z? Zack does.
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>Lisa will never hold you tightly
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Honestly I don't really like the fact that the supportive cast are all slowly gaining crazy perks like Cody's super kung fu deadly dodging skills, or Lisa's weird headlock deathtouch no jutsu thingy.
It can works in a comical context, but not in a supposed intense moment.
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>>77528895
>>77528591

Maybe it's just my memory failing me, but I don't remember ever feeling like the Namek Arc was dragging on forever. To me - to my child self from long ago, at least - Namek always felt like the main setting of DBZ, especially since it kicked off so early; defeating Frieza before he obtained immortality by means of the dragonballs felt like the core objective all along, so it never seemed to me like it was dragging on: because it never occured to me that there was anything left to do after that. To me, the Androids and the Cell Arcs always felt like afterthought plots.
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>>77528976
its the town itself, more than anything.

kids that are born here are at least somewhat affected.
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>>77529002
Frieza said that Namek was going to blow up in 5 minutes and it blew up like 3 episodes later. That's the joke.
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>>77529236
It was more like 10 episodes later.
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>>77528293
>Oillie and RJ are already charging off the bench to back up Johnny midway through his sentence
It's the little things
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>>77529236
>>77529277
in the comic it really was just 10 minutes later.

they stretched it out for the show.
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> tch. pawns

All this arc has done has made me start to dislike secondary characters that seemed alright at first. Cody was another one who was ruined by this arc.
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>>77529311
It's no secret that Toei does the worst filler in the industry.
They stretched out that Piccolo vs Supreme Kai thing in the World Tournament from a page to half an episode
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>>77529160
If American news and dramas like CSI had anything to taught me, it'll be because of the local water supply. And in that one future ep, Max (audience surrogate) and Isaac (because sensitive Spirit World whisperer) will have to investigate why these water sources become this - also with stealth suspicion from Dick Slapper. It'll be revealed to be contamination by spirit urination as a big call-back.
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>>77528293
Does Lisa have super strength now? Normal kids shouldn't be able to restrain Hijack I'd think.

>>77529372
Agreed. Dmitri's kind of a prick, Cody's just asking to be punched in the face, and it feels like Lisa's been downgraded to "strange, quirky kid" from "strange, quirky, and homely kid". Not much of a change for her, but considering how strange everyone in Mayview is she kind of just blends in now.

Hopefully Jeff will revert to his familiar loser self, but I have a feeling he's going to get a lot of pity points from other characters once Hijack ditches him.
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>>77528976
its a JoJo thing.

you wouldn't understand.
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>>77529527
Hijack is losing his shit, and probably isn't willing to risk hurting Lisa, since she's not a bully.

Besides, he doesn't need to care if he gets out and loses the game, he accomplished what he needed to.
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>>77529277
It's been a while since I've watched uncut Z. It was much shorter in Kai.
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>>77529372
While this arc did make him seem prickish, it also made him seem a lot more anime-ish. He's like a lesser Issac
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>See you next time, on time!
>posted Nov.13.15 at 09:51 pm

Well it IS Tuesday at least.
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>>77528829
Please tell me that you're joking
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>>77528293
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So when is Zack going to start a buffer?
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>>77530237
If you were only reading on /co/, it'd be completely possible to forget what the fuck was going on after 7 months.

How many people remember that Violet has been holding a keyboard over the Coach's head for 5 months?
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>>77530237
Sorry Zack, your made up game isn't interesting enough to follow to keep everyone up to speed on what exactly is going on and why.

Personally I'm a little confused about the little girl apparently overpowering this supposedly super-sayan vein monster that's been depicted as having super-human strength for a good part of this chapter.
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>>77529626
The fight against Freiza was 32 episodes alone.

I have no idea how many episodes the last 5 minutes were
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>>77528976
Zack is apparently falling into the shounen trope where every character gets some kind of super power.

Now most of them are comidic, but Johnny and Dimitry are spectrals now.
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>>77530768
>Dimitry are spectrals now.
Dimitry has been a spectral from pretty much the beginning.
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>>77530876
Yes, I'm aware, but him being revealed puts him in the confirmed roster.

It's like when Ichigo's dad became a Soul Reaper.

Technically, he already was, but he only counts after it's revealed.
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>>77530768
>Zack is apparently falling into the shounen trope where every character gets some kind of super power
That's a classic hack writer trap. It shows they don't know how to write normie foils, so they make it so nobody is a normie. You see it happen in bad Western superhero comics a lot too.
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>>77528565
You can go back to /a/ and your low standards of comic art now.
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>>77529528
>its a JoJo thing.
>muh JJBA
Fuck OFF. You make the rest of us look bad you casual piece of shit. Muh references is the most entry level jojo shit imaginable and spamming it everywhere makes you no better than HSG or fucking /mlp/.
Read it but bring it up when it's relevant. Not everything is a reference, some things are just naturally similar.
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>>77530919
No, I mean we have all known that Dimitry was a spectral from the beginning.
It's never been actually said but there was always a black guy in the flashback fights and he is the only black guy in the comic.

It would be like Ichigo's dad having what ever the soul reaper's swords are called hanging on the wall from the first episode.
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>>77531056
>It's never been actually said but there was always a black guy in the flashback fights and he is the only black guy in the comic
Well, of course you know, but still.

Zack could always hack it up and say that it was Jamal from art class who we've conveniently never seen.

Now that Dimitry has shown superpowers, he's basically confirmed.
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>>77531006
No he's right.
Besides, how dare you defend Z/hacks current art. His colouring has been shit for years now. It was much better in the soft tones of his first attempts. Just marry that with the line art from the first school day and you'd be golden.
Wait. That's just late chapter one and it remains the best style he's done.
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>>77531006
Nigga, talented black and white is a shitload better than this washed out, pastel abortion.

For fuck's sake, even the flat colors look better than the finished product
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>>77531272
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>>77530663
This. Though if anything it reminds me of when Suzy managed to stop hijack from attacking Isabel just by grabbing his arm.
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>>77531390
They're exploiting his weakness. His conscience.

Although, I think he was aiming for Max the very first time he tried to injure a student, so I'm not sure why he's saying "N-no, I didn't mean t--" now.

Presumably that line isn't conscience related, and just the fact that he dun goofed.
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>>77529372
this, what a fucking cunt. For a twelve year old, he sure sounds like he masturbates to Art of War a lot
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>>77531056
> he is the only black guy in the comic
No, he isn't. There's that student council kid with the clown eyebrows.

>>77529841
> He's like a lesser Issac
> Isaac
I kinda miss his presence, now that you've mentioned it.
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Not gonna lie, all the kids standing up and charging back into the game does sort of hype me up a bit.
Also, best girl.
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>>77531789
Nah, best girl's been trying to get Coach's attention for the past three months.
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>>77531272
Not saying it looks good, but black and white would be worse.
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>>77531789
>>Also, best girl.
Second, and not anymore after her redesign
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When is Max gonna go Super Saiyan to defeat Freezypop?
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>>77532200

Okay so if Max is obviously Goku and Johnny is obviously Vegeta, then dies that make Isabel Piccolo? And is Ed Krillin? Is Suzy Bulma?

And who the hell is Yamcha?

This is raising too many questions.
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>>77532474
Isabel is more like Gohan.

She's the second most important character as of yet.

Johnny is Kuwabara.
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>>77533130
Gohan, ichigo, and kuwabara walk into a bar

something something something, hitball.
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>>77533749
not
>in two hundred pages they leave the bar after having ordered a drink and discussed the weather. Only to cut back to the bar the are currently in now having thoroughly flash backed the mostly irrelevant day prior.
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>>77531038
I wanna say something. You are totally right and that anon is silly, but I do want to mention that people get hostile responses just for mentioning something passingly reminds them of Jojo these days. It makes me sad, considering it didn't use to be this way.
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>>77534191
It's because the new influx of jojo fags especially the anime only kind ruined it for everyone. Hell, I've seen whole threads on /co/ of all places dedicated to jojo crossover fanart. They just don't have a filter.
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>>77531561
Well there is that one page where Sun Tzu is giving him a thumbs up in the background.
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>>77528293
>max on the ground in pain
I don't want to see this! ;_;
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>>77534191
>It makes me sad, considering it didn't use to be this way
That's only because JoJofags decided to be pony levels of obnoxious.
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>>77528293
Well we learned that although Dimitri may have brains, he's still not a very good leader.
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>>77528293
>tiny inset panel
>webcomics kid is on one side of dimitri, Cody on the other
>larger panel a microsecond later
>webcomics sports anime kid has teleported into cody's place
where did best boy go, the phantom zone?
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>>77535208
You can see his legs and hoodie next to Dimitri still. He probably doesn't want to get involved since Jeff is still his BFF.

He's probably just wondering where the real Jeff went.
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>>77535208
>Cody
>best anything
Best slut maybe
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>>77535848
Cody is saving himself for marriage!
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>>77535208
[Z/H]ack deicided not to bother drawing in facial details and make him recognisable in the shot. Just left him with a mannequin head.
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So does every single update always have a "reblogable face"?

Like a face that's just there so they can use it for a icon to tell everyone they updated, or for people to use as "avatars" or "reaction images"?

This isn't a negative thing. I find it more interesting if nothing else. Although the fact that it's obviously calculated is a bit questionable.
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>>77536011
Remember how in shounen there are frequent cuts to other characters reacting to fill time? That's where Zack got it from.
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>>77536011
Paranatural has been noted since like the chapter 2 era, if not earlier, as a reaction image gold mine.
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>>77535899
That's just what he says when catching his breath in between having dicks shoved down his throat.
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>>77535913
And also gave webcomics kid a Stand of teleportation.
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>>77536269
>Stand of teleportation
Now you're just being obnoxious on purpose
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>>77535913
>Just left him with a mannequin head.
Heh, Zack did the unusual unnecessary stylization today. Kinda makes this change [pic related] quite tame by comparison.
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>>77535913
That's the big dude's elbow.
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>>77528293
Lisa x (normal / Hijack-ed) Jeff fanfics when?
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>>77536666
But Lisa belongs with Violet, you quadruple demon.
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>>77536515
>Those colors

Man it really become apparent how washed out his colors are now when you put it next to his old stuff.
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>>77536593
Wow, you're right. The DOORS SUCK kid would have to move his right side more forward than his left to block our vision of Cody, he (or at least his legs would have been at the blonde pigtails girl's place at 2nd panel...?

...I don't even know how perspective works anymore.
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>>77536728
>yurishitters
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>>77536515
At least Cody kept his face's shape more or less.

Lisa looks like she has a pill capsule for a head now.
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>>77536919
>>77536515
It's almost like he's afraid of black, so he refuses to use anything else other than really washed out greys.
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>>77536728
>heterosexual paranatural fanwork
>ever
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>>77536951
Of course, the loudest twitter activists are always secretly racist.
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>>77536951
He's shit and has lost considerable style listening to tubmlr pleasing hacks who are more than happy to appease their sensibilities and coast along never challenging themselves. Like GiGi
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>>77536951
Black is for object outlines.

Outlines can only be black, color is not allowed.
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>>77536951
>>77537018
Remember when RJ's shadowy hood made sense?
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>>77528799
Fucking JJBA is a weird turn from JJBA, I mean seriously what the fuck. We went from Vampires to whatever the fuck Cars was to goddamn Part 3 and then Part 4 was fucking slice of life (but with wacky ghost powers and Duwang) and now I'm in Part 5 and we're in Italy.
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>>77537072
It amazes me how good PNat was, considering how young he was.

He's like an artistic Benjamin Button
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>>77537072
Mm-hm.

[Forgive the awful MSPaintjob, by the way]
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>>77528591
>>77528609
its more likely the entire class period
so anywhere between half an hour to an hour
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>>77538132
the ride hasn't even begun yet. part 6, its ending in particular, is going to make you question the decisions in your life that led up to this point
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>>77538251
I'm worried. Is favorite artists losing what drew me to them in the first place going to be a trend?
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The more Zack draws RJ the less it makes sense.
Also that anime kid (BROAD DESCRIPTOR THERE) with the yellow and purple hair has to be his worst fucking character design.
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>>77540512
That's Webcomcs Sports Anime kid.

He and Nightmare Knight Gijinka probably won't appear again now that they've cameo'd.

It's just that Hitball is so long that the cameos are still happening.
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>>77528293
Oh yeah, the flying snatch thing if grabbed gets your whole team back in the game.

Christ I really do not give a shit about this hitball any more. This game could have been stopped in a numerous amount of, one of which would just be running away.
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>>77530661
You don't know that.

Maybe Violet has been hitting Coach Oop repeatedly over those 5 months and he's only just starting to stir from his flash gamez stupor.
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>>77538760
You forgot the invisible mohawk.

You seem like a guy with good opinions, Malaysianon. You have a skype?
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>>77540704
First of all: you sure I live there, anon? :^)
Nah, I'm kidding you. Of course I do, I'm probably one of a few people active in this thread while people in your place are most likely to be sleeping as we speak. Either me or that Indofag. Eh, we PNAT fans can be quite international.

Second , do I have Skype...never had it, never will.
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Can't wait until the new troll transfer students are introduced to the hitball game.
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>>77540497
Please tell me that there are at least some actual fucking scans instead of this bullshit that calls itself Vento Aureo
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>>77540548
>Nightmare Knight
Come again?
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>>77541005
Perhaps this will refresh your memory.
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>>77540704
>That Suzy pic he drew out one day then deleted when he got known
Haha Zack, on to you fucker.
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>>77541031
I was expecting something that actually appeared in the comic, of course I remember that image.
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>>77541055
https://twitter.com/paranaturalzack/status/516111506849931264
Did you not connect the dots to his big yaoi hands.
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>>77540901
You have a preferred contact method like Tox?
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>>77528293
> Max confirmed with arm injury
> possibly will meet Dr Zarei for healing
> Mina real Persian name totes suspicious about transparency of Spender's activities
> more chances for Max to ask about the AC
YES.

...but wait a minute.
> "It's one of them!"
> PAC kids tool-ready (oof!) going to do serious stuff without Spender's watch
> Spender at other location
> Lightningrodgate
> ????
> meanwhile at Foreshadowing Bar

...next time Zack has his birthday, let's give him:
1. a happy birthday greeting
2. some optional PNAT fanart (funny / slash / both)
3. a request to REVISE all his future scripts so they can be as managable as the previous pre-Ghost Train chapters.
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>>77541300
Wait...you serious? I don't think we need those drastic measures to just talk about パラナチュラル, we're ANONYMOUSLY safe here. I'd rather keep my low profile too, it's better this way.
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badumptybump, creds down bel-ump
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>>77528866
So fucking true... It feels that this has been going on for a year.
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>>77536515
Everything got worse.
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>>77541043
>deleted when he got known
You're saying Zack deleted his DA page just because more people recognized him at that time? If so, prove it.
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>this chapter was supposed to be about edd.
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Drew something since I'm still up and so is the thread.
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>>77542690
That is some lewd shotanatural.

And topical.
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>>77542690
I love you Anon.
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>>77542212
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>>77542690
KEK

...I wonder how Isaac would look like in that art style.
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>>77542841
who?

Is that your fanspectral anon?
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>>77542841
isaac trying to fuck spender into giving up his black-bar-censored secrets?
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>>77536919
holy shit I hadn't even made the connection that these two were the same character. This makes me sad
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>>77541855
Not far away
The chapter started on 30. December
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>>77541855
Although, hitball started in April
before hitball started there was tons of plot development in this chapter
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I had searched for a Paranatural thread yesterday.

I guess Zack should change the title already.
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>>77528293

Reminder that Zack turned Dmitri from a character you knew nothing about and who seemed kinda cool into "da chess mastermind" smugfuck over the span of like, two-three pages.
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>>77543675
tch. pawns
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>>77543675
Well he already seemed pretty bright earlier.

But yeah, he does seem like he may be a bit of an ass now. If he was in the Activity Club, I wonder why he left.
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>>77543675
who? I lost track of who all these supporting characters where since hitball started. It's just MC, Top Bully, and everyone else.
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>>77543785
black master mind. The third member in the MC/bully alliance.
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>>77543675
He used to be chill in the face of all this shounen bullshit. Now he is a part of the shounen bullshit.
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>>77543785
Black chief editor of Journo club.
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>Paranatural
More like Boringnatural!
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>>77540512
>>77540548
> Webcomic Sports Anime Kid
> "FORBIDDEN ARTES! FIERCE DEMON THROW RISING REVENGEANCE"
Oh wow, that line. I did not use up my recess time in the school library reading English magazines just to deal with this horsemanure of a phrase.
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>>77540704
That Spender is surprisingly terrible.
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>>77541636
He wants your home address, bud, so that you two can ... talk.
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>>77544888
>English magazines
Is english not your first language or dose oxford dictionary have a monthly or something?
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>>77545190
The former, my school usually has the Reader's Digest as a staple.

>>77545089
> talk
[pic related]
Can we just move on to pissing on Zack's beloved ship instead?
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>>77545638
Did someone say ship?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_monitor_Novgorod
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>>77528565
As a creator I can confirm this to you.
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I had a dream about Paranatural. Hitball ended, but Hijack managed to hijack a math teacher. For her class, instead of doing math, they went to the gym.

To play hitball.

It was a nightmare, /co/.
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>>77530663
>Personally I'm a little confused about the little girl apparently overpowering this supposedly super-sayan vein monster that's been depicted as having super-human strength for a good part of this chapter.
Hijack is not willing to attack non-bullies. Latest page has him hamhandedly trying to apologize for breaking Max's arm.

Of course he wouldn't even lift a finger against Lisa unless he had seen her being a shithead towards someone else before. Even if he had balls to throw, I doubt he'd do anything against anyone that wasn't Johnny or his crew.

It's really not that hard to follow what's going on, and even less hard to go back and reread the thing - it won't take you 7 months to do so.
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I remember when these threads were nothing but praise, theories, and R34 all over the place. Such good memories, huh? But now you're in "I need to keep the pretense of being mad at Zack because of reasons" mode and there's no good place to discuss this comic anymore.

Anyone else here hype for the last pages of Hitball?
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>>77528293
>the game is best of three
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>>77546493
>Anyone else here hype for the last pages of Hitball?
Yeah, I have confidence the threads and the comic will get a bit better again. Just so long as we don't speak of Hitball EVER AGAIN!

Also it's dragged on for so long I've forgotten a lot of the plot. Might have to do a re-read.
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>>77546001
Fuck off Zack. Hurry up and finish this fucking chapter.
You were right, I really enjoyed Edd's chapter. It expanded him a lot. Really gave him a lot of needed focus.
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>>77546539
Come on, anon. Be real. These threads are not gonna get less bitter no matter what. The bar scene in this chapter will also seem too long to people. If Zarei shows up and patches up Max's arm, people will cry bullshit. Look at how they treated the Dimitri reveal.

It's kinda stupid how they're bitter for the sake of looking bitter. Zack doesn't like 4chan, big fucking surprise. Whatever.
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>>77546539
>the next chapter is Hitball on a train
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>>77546655
The initial /co/ threads did a lot to spread initial popularity. When he was small and needed it he paid attention and wasn't a massive faggot. Once /co/ threads had done their job and he started getting web comic brownie points he joined the hive, hob knobbed with fuck heads, betrayed his old friends over a joke and decried /co/.

Yes, people are bitter but Z/hack is also a major kuck and a SJW, or at the very least an apologist. He deserves all the ire he gets and more. He never had to agree with /co/. He never even really needed to like it, just respect it for the role it played and the fact that they were still fans of his work. Instead he shits on everyone.
In an even more amusing turn of events, leading up to his pompous outbursts and eventual rejection of /co/ his art degraded into fuck awful colouring and meme facial expressions every panel he could jam them in while bombing narratively as well leaving pacing on the floor lost and forgotten.

All hate is justified
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>>77528293
>Lisa gets her arms torn off like the puppet did
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>>77546655
The comic used to be better, if you don't see that then you are just deluding yourself.
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>>77546539
>>77543467
>>77541855
>>77528530
>>77528565
>>77528751
Apparently someone on the PNAT subreddit had pointed out that Zack seems to be writing this chapter as if it was made to be printed...as in he's trying to making printed Paranatural a reality. Probably about time for Zack to fulfil his long overdue promise, I guess.
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>>77528293
YEAH, FUCK UP THAT AKUMA PIECE OF SHIT!
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>>77546276
But the FIRST thing he did in the game was try and murder Max.
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>>77546539
>I thought this after the Ghost Train
>Hack Morrison keeps getting away with it
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I love reading old paranatural pages.
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>>77549217
>the blood on Spender's shirt
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>>77548182
>The Paranatural Cycle
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I really dont understand /co/ shitting all over this comic in every thread. It seems like a bunch of people just quipping about it to fit in. Its a good web comic plain and simple.
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>>77546793
>The initial /co/ threads did a lot to spread initial popularity. When he was small and needed it he paid attention
None of that is true.

/co/ did help, I don't see how we can tell if it helped more than other places though. Just assuming it did seems like self centeredness bordering on solipsism.

Or that he paid attention to us at all, unless someone brought it to him directly, like /co/decracking.

He didn't consider it a moral imperative to look down on bigotry in the smug social slacktivist way earlier, that's all.
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>>77550081
>He didn't consider it a moral imperative to look down on bigotry in the smug social slacktivist way earlier, that's all.
And his friend JR hadn't typed his Tumblr rants yet. We don't even know if he decided to make a change because of JR and not because of Gigi.

Yes, /co/ might not have spawned the dumbass who called Gigi a nigger, but the act is so like something a 4chan anon would do (and we know the attitude anons have toward Gigi around here) that it's not a surprise that a massive normie like Zack would immediately think it was 4chan. And, well, he also got pestered about Zarei and RJ, but that sounds more like Tumblr dicks would tell him under anon asks - he didn't complain about getting spammed with lewd underage R34 and that's pretty much the only thing that could be believably /co/ exclusive. Or maybe not?

Still, what's an uninformed white dude from NY gonna think? It's obvious.

If anything, the people who act all sour and disappointed are fulfilling Zack's prophecy about him making his comic unpalatable to 4chan. I don't know why they're so dumb as to let him win that one.
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>>77550191
>I don't know why they're so dumb as to let him win that one.
The perfect plan.

He tried to drive us away. So we'll love him... out of spite.
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>>77550453
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>>77529236
>>77529311
My favorite part of that whole thing was after they get back to earth, they just gloss over an entire year in one sentence.
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>>77550585
Anon, they've been doing that in Dragonball since the fucking eighties. Don't you remember the leadup to the Twenty-Third Tenkaichi Budokai? THERE FUCKING WASN'T ONE
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>>77550496
cracker quit posting thumbnails
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>>77551294
Did you post an image 11x12 pixels bigger than mine

just to spite me?
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>>77549217
>2013
My life is miserable
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>>77549828
I quit 4chan when I left for uni 4 years ago, I only come back here to bitch about paranatural and some other /co/ stuff once every couple of weeks or so, I have absolutely no loyalty to this place I just find every update disappointing these days which has nothing to do with the author's personal opinions.

If you disagree then I guess you just like lower quality webcomics anon.
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>>77548039
>Apparently someone on the PNAT subreddit had pointed out that Zack seems to be writing this chapter as if it was made to be printed
I'm a comic writer myself and I don't see that at all. It's just unnecessary lengthening because all he knows is uncut DBZ.
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>>77550191
Wasn't he initially driven away by the body pillow post? I remember he came to a thread and we collectively dropped our spaghetti all over him.

That seems like so long ago now.
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>>77549217
jesus, hitball and this are like night and day in terms of quality

what the fuck happened
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>>77528765
He's a ex member of the club, you can see his limbs in an old isaac flashback
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>>77553589
January 2012 someone probably linked the /co/ thread in the comments section.

Bodypillow was our April Fool's Prank in 2013. And he totally fell for it... haha...
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Lisa bout to go in
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>>77553981
Fuck, I was 18. All I've done since then is acquire debt and fail spectacularly.
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>>77528921
Woah who made this?
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>>77541460
>3. a request to REVISE all his future scripts so they can be as managable as the previous pre-Ghost Train chapters.
https://twitter.com/paranaturalzack/status/645290705737289728
>yeah i get that, you're not the only person with Hitball Fatigue. i'm ready for it to be over, too. it was the same way with the moment-to-moment train action in chapter four.

>if you're nostalgic for the pacing of early Paranatural, that's not going away.
but i'd hold fast to the assertion that the kind of story i'm writing benefits from arcs of slower moment-to-moment action, especially when you're reading through the archives.
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>>77528565
>I would so much rather have pages not at all in color, and updated three times a week

You'd want this?
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>>77554454
And want to lose things in the narrative that can only be conveyed in color, like donating your skin tone?

Zack has locked himself into having the comic in full colors by having Chrono Cross color compatibility as a plot point.
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>>77553589
Ah the Isaac bodypillow, I miss those days of youth and innocence.
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>>77554510
It would be more confusing than reading the official Four Swords+ manga.
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>>77554414
>if you're nostalgic for the pacing of early Paranatural, that's not going away.
I'll believe it when I see it.
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>>77554665
No, no.

The nostalgia isn't going away.

The pacing is gone forever.
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>>77554372
I've seen tall of these, and they are dope works.
[ cryophage.tumblr.com/tagged/paranatural ]
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>>77554927
Cool!
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>>77553283
> I'm a comic writer myself
That's pretty interesting. What kind of comic is it are you working on? Or is it a trade secret?
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>>77530919
Technically not confirmed yet. We didn't see any spectral energy and you're not really supposed to be able to tell what was going on.
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>>77544138
If Zack just has to go the shonen route, I wish he would have made Dimitri more of a Shikamaru mastermind. Shikamaru's a bro; Dimitri's looking more and more like a dick.
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>>77555177
So far there's only two kinds of powered humans in PNat, mediums and spectrals.

Dimitri's super fast hand thing is actually more reminiscent of mediums.

Which brings me to another thing: why is everybody possessed?

At this point, most of the characters with powers are, the exceptions being Isabelle and Ed.

It's not that special, apparently
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>>77536011
It's fucking funny that's why
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>>77541043
If I hadn't saved that pic on a whim we probably wouldn't have it now. He deleted it shortly after I saved it.
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>>77540548
They were there before and are back now.
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>>77555207
They have basically the same personality.
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>>77548039
He already said he wanted to get it printed
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>>77550037
Some people are tired of arcs now taking longer than they did and they like to complain about it like we don't know.
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>>77528765
It wasn't skeletal it was vibrating or something.
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>>77555238
I know but Zack was clearly trying not to make it clear.

Everybody's possessed because it's cooler I guess?
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>>77556059
Yeah, but when you oversaturate the cool thing, it starts getting less cool.

Granted, PNat is so slow that this hasn't become a problem yet, but as of now we're waiting for elaboration on at least three major possessions in the comic, The thing in Max, the Thing in Spender, both of which are apparently super bad, and Forge in Johnny.

Gee, I sure wish we hadn't spent a goddamn year on dodgeball.
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>>77556341
> Forge in Johnny
Obligatory "Johnny already a menacing antagonist on his own, like the idea of him getting possessed but it's too soon" and big sigh.
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>>77556749
The way things are trending now is that Johnny seems slated to be fully redeemed, with Isaac actually defecting over to the side Forge was fighting for, being fed up with the AC and all.

That'd be kind of interesting, seeing as Johnny is actually possessed by a spirit of that faction, and him working with Spender would some, pun intended, internal conflict within him.
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>>77557191
>implying Johnny won't team up with Isaac for maximum possession, red hair and shipper incitement
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>>77557191
>Johnny seems slated to be fully redeemed
But he still has his very loyal, very loving friends. He can't just simply stop being a part of what they had been building themselves up as "Mayview Middle School's Most Notorious".

> with Isaac actually defecting over to the side Forge was fighting for, being fed up with the AC and all.
Defection would be a possiblity considering how desperate Isaac is in the current situation he's having, especially where people at his age tend to be quite gullible in their actions.

But I don't think Isaac would really go all-final-villain-mode, though I might be affected by how Zack had canonized what's going to happen in that famous wallpaper, which implies that Isaac is going to be redeemed too - the point was kinda emphasized in every encounter with Doorman too, Isaac had given himself a bad reputation unintentionally and tries to be a better spectral as he can learning form his mistakes. Turning him straight into a villain would kinda negate all the struggles he did and they'll become so meaningless. [see pic related]

And should Isaac become the ultimate villain and he becomes defeated, would people still care for the sensitive 12-yo human side of him that's underneath the volatile spectral body that was? What if the story ends there - we'll never see Isaac trying to makes amends with the AC and we will never get to see Isaac getting a second hopeful chance at spectral life? I'm kinda worried at the potential Darkness Induced Audience Apathy here, to be honest with you.
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>>77561385
If Isaac did defect for a bit, he'd probably be never be portrayed as evil, but rather confused and hurt.

Also, what if Johnny started hunting spirits on his own, with Forge kind of leading him into working for him. He and his group could secretly hunt spirits while trying to gain insight on the Activity Club
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>>77561385
Anakin end seems like the most likely direction.

Even Max is starting to get sick of his shit.

Still, Vader became good again
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>>77561385
>And should Isaac become the ultimate villain
Storm God is a blowhard and when Isaac inevitably gets fed up of his bullshit and auto-exorcises, they'll bring him into the fold right afterwards. Plus, Isaac looks more like the dumb kid that has a lot of growing up to do and will probably be influenced by Max to do so.

In fact, it's more likely for Max to become corrupted by whatever entity he's secretly housing; or, well, there's still Richard Spender
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>>77562820
> If Isaac did defect for a bit, he'd probably be never be portrayed as evil, but rather confused and hurt.
Hmmm...

I read from some of the Disqus comments and the lurked tumblr posts that how they were really feeling what Isaac had some point in their lives - the need to be accepted by their friends and needing guidance for new situations that need to be understood, "am I doing this right?" "Please tell me if the thing I do here is wrong," or something like that...maybe.

I'm more worried that the turn of events that would be so depressing would give the message of "Fuck you, people who endure problems the same way as him will never get any mercy!", and thus the DIAA will manifest. That be so jarring from what the spirit [ahem] of the comic is from the start: fantastical thrilling, light-hearted(?) adventures and the anticipation of something awesome + meaningful. I dunno, maybe a bit of humanity would help with some levity.

>>77562925
> Still, Vader became good again
I must confess, I never got around to watch the rest of the Star Wars movies other than III....so I have no idea what exactly you're referencing.

But I can see what you mean. Max's going to cut all the bullshit on the dubious shenanigans (Boss Leader's suspicions around Spender, the Isaac Question, the not-so-united Activity Club etc) around the place he depends on to survive the spectral life in general.

>>77564392
>Isaac looks more like the dumb kid that has a lot of growing up to do
You know, I wish we could see more of Isaac's normal class and maybe also his family - being the only special among the family of muggles. Maybe we can see more of how he acts around them and how his character was molded to be, then we'll see if he deserves being as an angsty jerk-off and whether he deserves that calling out from Max. Also, to prove the theory of post-possession physical manifestations.
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>>77565087
And when I say,
>Max's going to cut all the bullshit
...I mean either he's going to play the uncompromising middleman...or the ironic job of the journalist (neutral, of course).
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I stopped reading months ago. Jesus Christ, are they still playing Dodgeball?
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>>77562820
>He and his group could secretly hunt spirits
That is, if all the Ne'er-Do-Wells could see them in the first place.
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>>77565209
Yep! Hope you're fucking ready for more fucking hitball!
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See you all Friday, niggas.
creds on filename
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>>77566776
>Max is secretly /vr/
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>>77565087
>I must confess, I never got around to watch the rest of the Star Wars movies other than III
>There are people who've only seen the prequels

>>77565241
It'd probably be like that episode of Bleach where Rukia helps Chad fight a hollow.

Johhny could tell the kids where the spirit was and use the friendship formations to suppliment his powers.

As a medium, his powers will be visible to his friends.
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>>77549217
It's like the difference between the Star Wars prequels and the original trilogy. The new pages have so much color and stuff going on in the foreground. The older pages are kind of grody, and they have so much more life and voice to how they're drawn, plus the backgrounds actually exist.
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>>77569304
Yeah the new stuff is more 'refined' and probably more technically sound but it looks and reads so much worse.
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This comic really doesn't do it for me anymore.

It used to be dark and interesting, now it's the epitome of bland and boring.
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>>77546276
>and even less hard to go back and reread the thing
Please, no, we had to suffer through this wretched hitball arch once, don't make us do it again Zack!
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>people reading this comic died before hitball ended.
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>>77546793
Gee, I sure wonder why he doesn't like /co.
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DUDE

REACTION IMAGES

LMAO
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>>77571706
>French anons were jihaded before Hitball ended

Inshallah
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>>77571396
>It used to be dark
No it didn't, your definition of dark is all kinds of off. Check out unsoundedcomic.com for true dark, anonpal.
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>>77572470
I do think this is an issue as well.

Zack seems to have really focused on the fandom's love of whack faces and has prioritized them.
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>>77528565
If he decided to just do this comic in black and white with screentones, like how manga is usually done, would it save time or would it take as long as if he just colored it normally?
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>>77528293
Why is Lisa back in? She's not a burnhound.
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>>77575416
>Actually remembering the details of this shit
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>>77529311
Namek in general was extremely well paced in the comics, which is crazy since it has so many complicated fights in a row. It was famous for a reason.
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>>77554510
I wanted to see how true this was. I think what it loses most is the spectral color-coding, but I think with some more thinking there'd probably be a way to get around that with screentones.

What do you guys think? Is it better or worse?
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>>77577705
Here's the original page for comparison
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>>77577705
There's no way to get around the spectral color thing with screentones. While using different tones can still theoretically distinguish each color, he'd have to literally have a reminder on every page of what color is associated with which tone. It just makes a lot more sense for things to be color so we can clearly see on our own and avoid unnecessary exposition.

But yeah if it wasn't for the spectral color I'm sure he could do it ok, but I doubt it'd have any effect on updates.
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>>77577736
We dropped all this plot for fucking hitball?
I hate you zach.
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>>77577736
>>77577705
I think it actually works very well here, considering the original colors are very strange in the color version.

They're skintones are very yellow, but not like in a human way, but in a Mona Lisa way.
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>>77577877
That's a good point, I doubt most people (myself included) would be able to remember what pattern represents each color constantly, especially with the update rate.

Maybe he should just go back to his selective coloring like at the start. Also, I never realized that his dad had that shirt too. I completely forgot about it
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>>77578031
This is honestly the most infuriating aspect of Hitball.
Nearly everything stopped dead in its track for Hitball.

With the exception of a few cutaways and half begun conversations about actual plot, the whole of the last seven months has been hitball.

Honestly, there needs to be a B-Plot going alongside Hitball so we aren't just tediously bored.

Why not have Ed go to Spender. Ed is supposed to be getting more screentime this chapter, and he's done nothing for the past 6 months but sit on a bench.

There are so many plot threads dangling and we've ignored them all for nearly a year. All so Zack can do a parody no one wanted
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>>77578055
Looks more like twilight lighting to me than morning like it's supposed to be.
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>>77577736
>>77577705
Sin city that shit.
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>>77578434
Yeah, there's some purple for some reason, which immediately leads your brain into a night scene, and their skin colors are a deep, evening orange.
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>>77578474
I like it. Are you willing to do a few more pages with a bit more spectral energy in them anon? Would be nice to see.
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>>77578532
I'm no artfag and the method I'm using is needlessly time consuming, but I'll give it a go.
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>>77575416
>back in
Suzy and Colin went up on the bleachers just to get away from Jeff THE ABSOLUTE MADMAN.

Many Shockodiles did. They were free to stop faking being out at any time.

I think this was Lisa's last appearance?
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>>77579044
now that i think about it.. Jeff was trying to hit Max before, so why he regret it now?

unless he was the one that told him to get out of the way.
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>>77579002
Work in progress.
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Wait, I'm confused about the barrier around Mayview.

Who does it block?

Is it spectrals only?
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>>77579141
I think zach just forgot.
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>>77555126
I'm not gonna shill for myself, but I post updates of it in the How's Your Webcomic thread.
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>>77579213
I would love it if the comic actually looked like this.
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>>77579326
spirits and spectrals. it's quite explicit. nothing else.
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>>77579508
So Max got in despite being possessed because he wasn't a spectral.

Okay
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>>77579213
>>77578532
I found a lazier, faster way.
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>>77579700
Forgot to deal with some of the blue.
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>>77579753
top notch job.
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>>77579338
that's.... possible.
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>>77578474
Great idea! Nice work on your edits too. I wouldn't mind reading it this way
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