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Paranatural General: Chapter 5 Page 80

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>Get back in there and take it like a bean

YEAH TAKE THAT

Lisa confirmed best girl?
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>>77590490
Finally!!
It's over! It's finally over! Right?
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>>77590490
So is Lisa secretly a spectral or she just adorably creepy by nature?
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>that headshot on Lisa in the last panel
best girl
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>>77590490
I don't get why Hijack stopped controlling Jeff, it makes no fucking sense.
All this arc has been a pointless mess.
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>>77590681
Because he's trapped and getting his ass beaten, so most likely he's moving on to Lisa who is stronger than Jeff.
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>>77590696
Didn't you see her eyes glowing, the shape of her speech bubble, and catch the real meaning of what she said?

She's already got something inside of her, and it's a hell of a lot stronger then hijack.
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>>77590696
And then we get Hitball 2, where Hijack tries to make Lisa hurt somebody to get into the office!
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>>77590490
Are we going with this thread, or sticking with the hit, ball one (>>77589884)?
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>>77590722
This thread. I honestly didn't know that thread existed until I saw it while I was going through the catalog a few minutes ago.
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>Lisa knows that there is some crazy shit going on
That girl is sharp. Perhaps TOO sharp. What else are you hiding Lisa?
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Has anyone done a drawing of how Lisa's casual hairstyle will look with her new head?
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Some Goku and Picollo vs Raditz shit right there.
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This is the worst page and the worst possible conclusion for this arc. This is the lowest point of the comic, congratulations Zack.
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>Wow, you ARE an imposter
Is Lisa his gf??
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>>77591543
Fucking how?
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>>77591559
>Game starts.
>Jeff fails at hurting Johnny.
>The jig is up, the objectives are made clear:
>Hijack needs to hurt somebody so that he's sent to the office.
>The kids need to end the game before somebody gets hurt.
>Who wins the game is irrelevant.
>Hijack gets to hurt somebody.
>The kids fail to end the game before somebody gets hurt.
>It somehow counts as the kid's victory because they've won the game of hitball???

It makes no sense. This isn't a satisfying conclusion to all the bullshit that precedes it.
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>>77590748
D-duh-does she kn-know she's an ad?

DOES SHE KN-KNUH-KNOW SHE'S AN AD!?
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>>77591593
>>Game starts.
>>Jeff fails at hurting Johnny.
>>The jig is up, the objectives are made clear:
>>Hijack needs to hurt somebody so that he's sent to the office.
>>The kids need to end the game before somebody gets hurt.
>>Who wins the game is irrelevant.
>>Hijack gets to hurt somebody.
>>The kids fail to end the game before somebody gets hurt.
Okay.
>It somehow counts as the kid's victory
Says who??
All the other kids don't know shit about the spectrals besides maybe Lisa, of course all they care about is hitball and putting down a menace.
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>>77591686
Hijack's leaving the body because..."ow, these balls hurt", even though sticking around ensures his objective.
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>>77591543
It can't possibly be the lowest point of the comic if it means Hitball is ending.
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>>77591827
The climax of hitball must be the lowest point of the comic.
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Make up your mind, /co/...
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>>77591593
>It somehow counts as the kid's victory
we don't even know that.
actually, thinking logically he could just walk to the office, so i don't think you should use much logic here.
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So now the whole town has superpowers?
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>>77590748
Perfect altruism
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>>77591766
He screwed himself over by antagonizing everyone and got his host body too damaged, it's a pretty logical progression of events. He almost succeeded but didn't (possibly). There's literally nothing wrong with that so I have no idea what you're so pissed about.
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so next page is gonna show what happened to the gym teacher, right? Did he pass out from getting whacked over the head?
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>>77590490
>Its... over
So now there's just the 20 page long victory parade to get through until the story can continue right?
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>>77592917
>I think it's going to turn out that the activity club isn't actually special and everybody except suzy is a spectral or knows about spectral shit.

From the other thread since we seem to have moved here now.

If the other kids didn't notice all the supernatural stuff in this game of hitball then they are either completely mindless background or they are pretending.
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>>77593227
>>77592706

I like you anon, we think in the same way.
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>>77593230

>nearly everyone is a spectral but they don't know that anyone else is and they don't want to out themselves as one.
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>>77593245
Great minds I guess, though I forgot about cleaning up, and
>>77592943
>the gym teacher
So to be careful lets say everythings done by February.
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I've been so burnt out on this webcomic since hitball started, hopefully now things can get back on track.
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>>77593230
It's difficult to tell what do character think because Zack usually makes them act like complete retards for comedic effect, like people not realizing that the floating normal kid was the VP or Cody not realizing that Jeff wasn't himself

Who knows what they think about Jeff's status, or if they'll even remember what happened here. It will probably be something that makes no sense
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>>77591543
>D-do I fit in now guys?
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>>77594890
He's bitter and unnecessarily over dramatic at a free webcomic, so yeah he fits in pretty well.
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How likely is it that Jeff is going to be sent to the office for beating up the new kid? Why did he even have to win or leave Jeff if he would have gotten exactly what he wanted if that girl wasn't still in the process of hitting the coach with the keyboard?

If anything, if the coach comes in right now, it's going to look like everyone's bullying Jeff
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>>77595371
>it's going to look like everyone's bullying Jeff
I'm sure he'll do something stupid in the next page or so that'll make people see that it's the real Jeff.

Cody will confirm it for other people as well.
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So what's the webcomic even good for anymore?

It's just good for shipping now, right?
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I still hate what Zack did to her head and face, but I still like Lisa all the same.
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>>77596002
RIPIP
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Has anybody else here read Mob Psycho 100?

Does anybody else here think it's a better Paranatural than Paranatural?

Does anybody else here think that Reigen is a better Spender than Spender?
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>>77596002
>>77596017
It's just her weird P.E hairstyle that makes the biggest difference.

In the cast page she still has the pill-shaped head but looks better with her normal hairstyle.
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>>77596017
Her acorn head was so qt. And I still don't know what part of her nose that line is supposed to be in her new design.
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>>77596038
yes on all counts
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>>77591550
Possibly, but that's not as relevant as the fact that they clearly know each other. It would be cute, though. She at the very least finds him funny.
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>>77594986
It wastes my time.
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So now EVERYONE is going to bully Jeff, right?
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>>77597858
The whole arc is such a shitshow of paranormal stuff and anime tropes by now that I can't even gauge characters as normal people anymore.
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Oh good, we're almost done with the first part of the chapter.

We should be done with this one by 2017
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>>77590490
Was Hijack somehow anticipating a ghost would warn Max to duck, and thus he was secretly aiming for Johnny all along?

Or was he just a cool operator who kept his conscience on lockdown, until the frustrations of Namekball not ending made him emotional and start giving in to his urges to decide who deserves it and who doesn't?
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Will this comic ever be good again?
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>>77598307
Probably, unless the chapters continue to balloon in size and keep dragging total ass.
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>>77590747
>I honestly didn't know that thread existed
If you didn't know it existed then why would you edit the image to evade the duplicate file filter?
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>>77598249
The way Zack wrote it made it seem like Max dodging was just according to kekaku. Maybe Hijack will get another monologue explaining just how exactly he'd know some spirit would warn Max in time.
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>>77598053
How much of the day is left before we get to where the chapter started at?
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>>77598307
Probably, all Zack has too do is remember he is only releasing one page at a time and adjust his pacing for that or change how he updates so we get 5 or 10 pages at a time.

But quality has always been a subjective thing and when we had no real expectations for PNat in the beginning it was amazing now that we have nostalgia for the start its will be impossible for Zack to recapture that magic.
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>>77598409
We're probably about halfway through the first half leading up the opening scene.

We have to have Spender alerted, Hijack escaping, and the kids' reactions to Hijack.

There might be some backstory on Hijack.
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>>77598334
I'm not OP if that's what you're implying.
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>>77598487
>There might be some backstory on Hijack

>it's a flashback inside a flashback
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>>77598487
So we're stuck in this storyline for another 7 months at least, then. Fucking hell.

>>77598437
The pacing is bad even if you're binge-reading it.
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>>77598581
>The pacing is bad even if you're binge-reading it
Especially when Hitball amounts to a sixty page deviation that has no point to it.
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>>77598764
Zack did try to clumsily weave in other plot elements into hitball. It just took on a life of its own at some point and I don't think Zack knew how to stop. I kind of picture Sweet Bro falling down the stairs when I imagine Zack writing this chapter.
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>>77598581
>>77598569
Buckle up, kids, I think this chapter will break 200+ pages, unless he speeds through everything.

God, I can't even imagine the fights we're going to have to have.

Oh, and apparently all the kids are going to be hunting Hijack, or at least enough of them for there to be a girls only scene later, which Zack has stated would appear.

We're just revving up the engines, boyos.

>>77598852
>Zack did try to clumsily weave in other plot elements into hitball
Yeah, but those amount to one or two half begun conversations. The bulk of hitball has been nothing but a riff on sports manga, and it's ass.
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>>77598876
>Yeah, but those amount to one or two half begun conversations. The bulk of hitball has been nothing but a riff on sports manga, and it's ass.
I thought it was a pretty fun self contained plot that hinted at the broader mysteries of the comic. Not everything needs to be about advancing the broader plot, hell I liked the added characterization Johnny got.
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>>77598876
I think it's been more of a rip off of shounen anime, DBZ specifically.
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>>77599633
Not enough charging up attacks.
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>>77599554
>I thought it was a pretty fun self contained plot
But it isn't.

Hitball would have been okay as a self contained story, but it wasn't, it's part of a bigger chapter.

I've said it before, Hitball should have been its own thing, unrelated to the Insidious Infiltrator.

Now we're in a position where we're ready for the chapter to end, but it's only beginning.
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>>77599703
Don't worry, I'm sure in the next 60-page section of this storyline we'll get shit like that.

Zack, if you're reading this thread (you're not but let's pretend you are), listen to what I have to say.

I love DBZ. I really do. I genuinely watch it every day. I've seen Goku's Kaioken Times 3 against Vegeta scene over 100 times alone. And it's clear to me, reading the current storyline, that you love DBZ too, Zack.

Let me level with you. I'm a comic writer myself. I'm not nearly as established as you, nor does my comic have anywhere near the readership yours does. But I speak from experience as a writer here.

When one watches or reads something they really like, and one is also a writer and/or artist, they tend to want to create something very much like the great thing they just watched or read. I have personally experienced this with a great many things I have read or watched, including DBZ.

But I stopped myself. Ripping off something great automatically disqualifies your work from being great, because it's blatantly taking notes from that other work. So when I want to write my comic like, say, DBZ, I think hard about what I'm doing and stop myself, and I go back to my original plan. I think "is doing a storyline where my MC was really an alien all along a good idea?" and I come to a conclusion after critical thinking. Now, I'm not going to say my comic is any good, I think if the creator of a work says it's good that's a sure sign of hubris, but I can guarantee it's better sticking with my original plan than if I decided to start ripping off, say, DBZ.

But you didn't do that, Zack. You never took a step back and thought "maybe half a year of updates focusing solely on one scene from a much larger story, with enough genuine story consequences to fit into about one month worth of updates isn't such a good idea." And now we're here.

You went full Namek. You never go full Namek.
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>>77591593
>>77591686
>do the spectrals even know his goal? They just want to stop him from hurting any civilians, which is why Max sacrificed himself to put an end to a menace.
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>>77591593
Hijack could just walk the body he's possessing to the office, nothing is stopping him. His plan is totally unnecessary and makes no logical sense unless you're a mental midget who thinks "b-because he's a bad guy!!!" is a legitimate excuse for this godawful writing.
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>>77590636
That's just how she is.
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Alright now that they left planet boreball, it's time to kick it into overdrive
timeskip
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>>77591593
Why hasn't he just possessed a teacher?

Obviously he's going to but why didn't he do it earlier?
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>>77600332
Don't fucking tempt him.
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>>77600332
>timeskip
What?

No, this isn't even the end of the chapter.

>Hitball has been going on so long that people have forgotten the chapter began in media res

>>77600388
There has to be one at some point.

We're like 3 days in at this point.
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>>77600383
don't think about this shit anon, just don't
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In the next page the gym teacher says that you have to get hit by ONE ball to be out, not MANY balls, and the game continues for another 6 months.
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Guys don't complain, Zack has been kind to us, he could have had dedicated three pages to each ball being thrown, but he didn't, because he understands pacing.
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>>77600594
>"Hey little guy, whaddya want for christmas?"
>"I want more Paranatural!"
>"You want MORE hitball? Sounds good!"
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>>77600684
What if every future arc gets a Hitball scene?
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>>77599906
>Great things
>DBZ
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>>77600672
I think Zach does understand pacing, but he fails to practice what he preaches.
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>>77590748
Good to see someone still has another one of my images.
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>>77601034
Then the end times would be upon us
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>>77598876
Wait, how are they even going to be able to see Hijack? Or is it going to do it Scooby Doo style and he'll possess different people as everyone chases the person that's cursed at the time? Zach would be able to stretch that out for decades
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>>77602063
Shh, no questions. You'll expose how little Zack thought this storyline through.
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>>77602063
>Wait, how are they even going to be able to see Hijack
I don't know, but there's only one female spectral, and it's Isabelle. Zack said there's going to be an all girls segment later, so I guess Isabelle will lead the other girls.

>Or is it going to do it Scooby Doo style and he'll possess different people as everyone chases the person that's cursed at the time
This is the vibe I got from the title card and the opening scene with Spender.

That's what Hijack's gimmick is, but as hitball has shown, Hijack is retarded and will stay in one host for entirely too long, exposing his identity for no reason.

Seriously, why did Hijack tell Isabelle his fucking name?

Why did he tell her parts of his plan?

If I were trying to sneak somewhere and I was confronted, I'd bail.

Seriously, the entire premise is absolutely disgusting in how blatantly bad it is in trying to justify Hitball.
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>>77592917
What makes you think that?
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>>77592917
No, but I think they might at some point.

I hope Zack doesn't go full Bleach and all the kids get powers.
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>>77602414
More and more people are being revealed to be special spectral snowflakes. Zack is a hack writer who can't write normie foils so he's giving everyone powers. You see it happen in crappy shounen manga and crappy American superhero comics.
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>>77597954
No one in Mayview was normal except Cody
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Zack just cut the chapter after this please. I don't want to hear people complaining about chapter length again.
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>>77602540
>implying the current chapter will end before the heat death of the universe
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>>77600332
The whole story will span 1 year.
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>>77598876
>all the kids are going to be hunting Hijack
That's not going to happen. It makes no sense.
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>>77602488
What makes you say that now? We've only had 1 confirmation of what we already knew and Johnny was recently possessed.
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>>77602629
>It makes no sense
All the kids know that Jeff was being impersonated, and they'll want to know what did it.

Zack said there's going to be an all girls' scene later in the chapter, and only Isabelle is a spectral.
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>>77602540
he should just end the comic and free us all from its curse.
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>>77602664
That's loose conjecture to get to something we don't even know the situation for. Only Lisa knows it's not Jeff.
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>>77602266
>>77602276
Once you start asking all these questions, none of them really have any good answers, like, why haven't the kids who've been benched and saw Jeff rip off a kid's arms go and tell on him? Why hasn't anyone left at all?

As more time goes on, it feels more and more like he should get an editor or something.

Wasn't this chapter originally about how Ed was feeling ostracized from Isabelle because he ditched her in her time of need? Where did he even go? I can't remember the last time I even saw him.

Maybe it's because he's updating so slowly that it feels like this has dragged on for way too long. Has someone reread and can talk about how the pacing feels cohesively?
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>>77602729
>Once you start asking all these questions
None of what you're asking about has even happened or been hinted at in the comic. You're just going by what you/some anon said about something he doesn't know.
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>>77602768
We're going off what zach said douchenozzle
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>>77602768
But the puppet arms were torn off, although it was cotton, basically no other kids know that he isn't an actual kid. I do have to amend to what I said though, that one girl went to go tell the coach what was going on, she just hasn't come back yet.
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>>77602768
Oh, I misread what you said.

>>77602880
That being said, do you guys have a source to what Zach said about the girls? How much of the comic does he reveal in advance?
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>>77602729
>Where did he even go?
He sat on the bleachers for 5 months
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>>77602729
>Wasn't this chapter originally about how Ed was feeling ostracized from Isabelle because he ditched her in her time of need

Yes, and we haven't seen Ed as anything other than a background element for literal months.

Zack has tried to put some story in Hitball, but he never elaborated on anything at all.
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>>77602896
This was 26 god damn motherfucking pages ago. Hitball should have ended no more than 4 pages after this. Fucking hell.
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>>77603098
Poor Violet's been holding that keyboard for seven months now.
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>>77603303
I wonder if her arms are tired.
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>violet a qt
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>>77603939
It's not like they were watching Hitball

>>77603959
Best girl.

The lack of fan art is atrocious.

The PNat fanbase is full of fujoshits and shotacon
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>these kids have been playing hitball for almost a year
>this game of hitball was a fucking flashback
what is this, the 4th day since max moved to mayview
the comics been running for 4+ years and a total of 4ish in-comic days have passed
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>>77604058
>The New Crusades will end before PNat does

Deus Vult
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>>77604003
Hey, that's fudanshi to you.
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>>77596199
I'm not a fan of how Zach draws noses on some characters nowadays, they seem more like bumps along the skin than an actual protrusion, and thats just creepy
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>>77596312
>NNNNNZIGGAZIGGA-NEW-KID
>NNNNNZIGGA
zach pls
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>>77604058
Wait, since when has this been a flashback? I thought it was supposed to be happening in comic time, and that's why Isacc is probably in class still being mad at Max and his sudden outburst
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>>77604672
since the start of the chapter, dude
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>>77604672
Hitball is in media res.

That's why people saying the chapter is over are retarded.

Hitball is so long that people have forgotten it's not the point of the chapter.
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>>77604808
>80 pages to finish the first act
5 MINUTES
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>>77604672
>all those specters in the top of the last panel being covered up by suzy
I miss the fun background ghosts
I miss backgrounds
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>>77604731
Holy cow, I completely forgot about this page

>>77604808
Yeah, at this point there's no way it would even be close to done with all the little things at Zach decided to try to fit into this chapter, but has no clue how to plan effectively for. Other than with the stuff with hitball, animostiy between the team members, and Suzy, we still have to get to the chapter's actually summary

>The kids scour the school for leads after learning one of their teachers is hiding a dangerous secret.

The secret probably being Hijack? He could have done this a while ago with the lady, since it'd get him access to the teacher's lounge forever ago.
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>>77605062
Why didn't he just punch that dude in the face right there and go to the office immediately? Why didn't he do anything in the 2 periods before gym class? Why didn't he just possess the teacher right there?
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>>77605062
>The kids scour the school for leads after learning one of their teachers is hiding a dangerous secret
Yes, this is the actual plot of the chapter.

I seriously can't believe Zack put in a 70 page side story that has literally nothing to do with anything in the chapter.

It wouldn't be as terrible if:

1) There was some kind of B-Plot, probably with Ed, to break up the monotony
2) If the excuses for Hijack staying in Jeph were not flimsy as absolute fuck

I mean, Christ, Hijack's reasoning for staying in Jeff for so long is just terrible from all angles. All for fucking Hitball.

I'm so fucking sick of this shit that I don't even care about the MAIN PLOT of the chapter.

Hijack has lost any capacity for being threatening on any level by virtue of being an absolute retard. Even forgiving his idiocy in staying in jeff, there's also the fact that he, a character whose gimmick is impersonation and deception, actually tells Isabelle his name and goal.

What the fuck, Zack?
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>>77605154
He didn't want to ruin Jeff's friendship with the qt boy.

Shenanigans kept getting in the way. Maybe he couldn't give Cody the slip until now, since they shared Science and Math.

He didn't want any spectral witnesses to a brain spirit leaping from Jeff's body into another. He had to get Jeff among the teachers where the spectral students couldn't be around.
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>>77605306
Why didn't he, in one of the classes preceding gym, ask to go to the bathroom and go to the teacher's lounge then?
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>>77605306
It falls apart immediately though.

Hijack could have gotten into the faculty a million different ways without the spectrals noticing him.

Adding to that: he obviously doesn't care if the activity club knows he's around, because he fucking tells Isabelle his plan and his name.
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>>77605231
There's not really any reason for any of this to be as long as it is.

It looked like he was originally going for a B-plot, being Ed's issues with not being chosen for hitball and whatever. Then he suddenly was benched, has been benched, and hasn't shown up since being benched for the rest of these pages, not even as a background cameo.


Knowing what we do now, what would you guys do to change the pacing and thought process of what we have right now?


We don't know what'll end up happening, but it feels as though Hijack could have made the switch between himself and the teacher, let Ed see it, Ed tries to tell Isabella but he can't get close enough to tell her (she's avoiding him), short thing about hitball (Suzy, Ed not picked, power of friendship with Johnny's crew) and that's about as far as we've gotten in the story.

I don't think this would have taken half as long as what we've got now, but I don't know if the majority of it is even necessary either
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Wow. Hitball wasn't my favorite event or anything but you guys really hated it.

I think I got some character development out if it, so I'm fine with how things played out. And as for Hijack, I never took him as some kind of serious threat. He possessed a small weiner dog, and then the weakest kid in school. He seems like a patient....idiot.
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>>77605388
>he fucking tells Isabelle his plan and his name.
That was after she saw through his trick, his plan going fubar and he was in a really bad mood at the time.
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>>77601052
>he hasn't read the Dragonball manga
Namek was dope
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>>77605918
>his plan going fubar
Only because he's the dumberest ghost of all time, who apparently doesn't realize that you can walk into the principal's office.

She's the Principal, not the President of the USA.
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>>77602680
Ending it now would ensure the curse endures for all eternity
>>77603959
Amen
>>77605803
He's like Captain Ginyu except even more incompetent
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>>77606112
I don't think you understand how serious this middle school business is.
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>>77606112
>Only because he's the dumberest ghost of all time, who apparently doesn't realize that you can walk into the principal's office.
Jeff and the Tallest intercepted him when he tried that, and he was going to salvage his mission with excessive self defense.
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>>77605703
>Knowing what we do now, what would you guys do to change the pacing and thought process of what we have right now

One, I would have Hitball be some kind of breather chapter of its own instead of being a tumor on a bigger chapter.

Two, I would have had given Ed something to do after getting benched, because, like you said, he goes from being a focus of the chapter to not appearing for literal months.

>>77605803
>I think I got some character development out if it
That's honestly the most infuriating part of Hitball. There are a few half begun character driven conversations which become abandoned for months in favor of nothing.

>What's that Isabelle, you're trying to console Max?
FUCK YOU GET HYPE FOR HITBALL
>What's that, Ed, you're insecure and not just the random kid?
FUCK YOU, GET HYPE FOR DOING NOTHING ON THE BENCH FOR FIVE MONTHS
>What's that, Johnny, you're getting called out for being a bully
>FUCK YOU, MORE GODDAMNED HITBALL
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>>77606239
What's that?! MORE HITBALL?!?!
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>>77606397
I'M HYPE
I'M HYPE FOR HITBALL
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Zack has good taste
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>>77606397
I could go for another arc of Hitball.
Done as incredibly dorky spectral training.
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>>77606433
I don't actually recognize what that's from...
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>>77605062
How does the VP drink with that mouth? What if she uses a wine glass, will she put it on one side of her mouth without bumping her nose?
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>>77606558
GeGeGe no Kitaro.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeGeGe_no_Kitar%C5%8D
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>>77607572
Thanks.
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>>77606425
I remember the first few hitball pages.

They were some of the first bitching-free paranatural threads /co/ had had in months.

"Hitball heals all wounds," we said, as our hype overwhelmed us.

Truly time's gears grind down all things.
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>>77598307
say what you will, but I really liked this arc. mind you I was behind anyway and read most of it all at once, so it might be a perspective thing
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>>77607618
I said it then.

Hitball would be fun for a few weeks, but after a year, you'd be just as tired of it as you were the train.

At least the train had things happen, and it had a B-Plot to take away from it.

Also, at least the train was the destination of that chapter, unlike Hitball, which is a deviation from the main story.

Hitball has nothing
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>>77608084
GET HYPE FOR the end of the tedious cavalcade of bullshit that is HITBALL
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MUSH
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>>77606433

That's actually patrician tier. Excellent taste, Zack
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>>77608329
Johnny still hasn't left a ball smoking with nascent FORGE powers.

Surely, we can't leave the gym until that happens?
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>>77590490
OH SHIT HE'S RUNNING THE GIG IS UP HE'S GOING FOR A HAIL MARY
It feels so weird that stuff is actually happening now.
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>>77604731
Oh shit, I think I know who's Hijack's new host is.
It's mofukken Steadman.
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So who is the craziest or weirdest kid in school?

Even Cody and Dimitri who we thought were the most chill, actually aren't all the time.
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>>77600383
Because Zack really wanted to write a 70 page arc about DBZ dodgeball, that is the one and only reason.
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>>77598249
perhaps he was the one that warned him.
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>>77605703
I'm pretty sure there are going to be some rules as to what he can and can not possess.

It's probably not a coincidence that Hijack's spectral color matches the dog and Jeff's hair.
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>>77613059
That'd actually be a decent explanation.

Zack couldn't reveal that because it would narrow what teacher would be possessible.

Except we don't really see any teachers with any kind of orange theme.

I guess Ms Baxter has kind of orange hair, but that's about it.
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>>77590490
>Lisa confirmed best girl?
Before her redesign, yes.

Now, nah.
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>>77614614
>Except we don't really see any teachers with any kind of orange theme.
Of course, this is assuming they're actually right it being one of them.
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>>77614723
>Of course, this is assuming they're actually right it being one of them
I think Spender might not be referring to them in that panel.

But what I meant is that those are the only three teachers, other than Spender, who we've seen in the comic.

It would be kind of silly if they introduced a new Orange teacher just to get possessed.

The only character who has an orange cue is Isaac, but his spectral color is Blue, so I don't think he'd be applicable for this theoretical scenario.

I think anon had a nice idea with Hijack's only being able to possess orange things, but I don't know how real that is. It may have more to do with Zack's sense of thematic coloring
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>>77614784
Plus Isaac is already possessed.
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>>77591593
Morrison really lost his damn mind.
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>>77614834
Yes, but Hijack's possession is different than what PNat means by possession.

I kind of wish Zack used a different term for that, like inhabited or something, especially when Spirits actually can possess in the familiar way.

Possession has the connotation of control over someone, which does sort of come into play with Max and Spender's possession, so I guess it still works.
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>>77599970
>do the spectrals even know his goal
Isabelle does, because Hijack told her like a retard would do
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>>77614880
If they explain Hijack's power they'll use a different term for it, I guess. Probably puppeteering or some shit like that.

Granted, it'll have taken at least 6 months since his first appearance and will probably take up another 3 or 4 pages.
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I wonder if the thing in Spender is a part of the thing in Max, or if it's just a third thing entirely.

Also, does Max's tool's grudge act so scared of him because he has an evil spirit inside of him?
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>>77604731
Hitball isn't a flashback. The page you posted is a flash forward. You're not allowed to complain if you're unable to understand the most basic things.
You guys are stupid.
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>>77605306
>He didn't want any spectral witnesses to a brain spirit leaping from Jeff's body into another. He had to get Jeff among the teachers where the spectral students couldn't be around.
And then he thought it was a good plan to throw a ball with unnatural strength in front of the Guerra child?
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>>77615169
You're wrong too, though. It's in media res.

It's the opening scene, it wasn't being flashed to by anyone.
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>This chapter mystery is supposed to be "what teacher has been possessed?"
>80 pages into it, we're still playing Hitball.
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Alright everyone switch sides for round 2
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>>77615303
Hitball was a 60 page diversion from the main story.

The title card spells it out for you; hitball is only one little snippet of it.

The main bulk of the chapter is supposed to be the infiltration plot, but Zack let Hitball take over.
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>>77615347
It was a diversion equivalent to the 13% of the comic's total length. It's barely excusable.
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>>77615614
>It's barely excusable
It's not excusable at all. It's a horrible, bloated mess that even Zack said got out of control.

To put this in perspective, this is more than halfway through the train chapter.
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>>77614910
>If they explain Hijack's power they'll use a different term for it, I guess.

Like hijack?
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>>77615705
>even Zack said got out of control.
He did?
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>>77615794
Somewhere back in the train arc where he still gave a shit about are opinions because they complete shit yet.
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>>77615862
Ah, I remember that, I thought you said he admitted that too for Hitball.
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>>77603959
Violet isn't on this page
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>>77616428
Doesn't change anything
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>>77612157
I doubt we've seen all of them. All the ones so far are pretty normal. Lisa runs a black market. That's the most outlandish so far.
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>>77614972
Never liked that theory. They're unrelated.
Probably why it's afraid of him.
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>>77617682
>They're unrelated
Yeah, probably.

Jesus, out of like six confirmed spectrals, three are possessed with horribly evil spirits, and out of those six 4 are possessed in general.

Good lord, although, I suppose it's possible that Spender isn't technically possessed, instead acting as a prison for a spirit. Still, though.
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>>77618039
You mean Isaac, Spender, and Max? Yeah. Stormo isn't really evil but he's got some shit going on with the maelstrom.
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>>77618298
>You mean Isaac, Spender, and Max
Johnny, Spender, and Max.

Isaac is the fourth, and he's probably only possessed so we could be introduced to the concept.

Now we know that it's super bad that Max is able to learn AC Secrets, because he's actually possessed by an evil Spirit, unlike Isaac.
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>>77618347
I never thought Forge was that bad. We already have foreshadowing for something big having to do with Isaac's spirit.
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>>77613041
That's impossible, everyone would have noticed.

And PJ's speech balloon came from the ceiling.
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>>77619455
Forge is on one of the vaguely human unfriendly sides though, isn't he?

I mean he tries to fight alongside Spender when it turns out the bunny faction was double crossing him, but that's it.

I guess he'd be allied to the Doorman's side, the one at odds with Max's
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So can anyone explain what the importance of hitball was and if anything even remotely important happened aside from jeff
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>>77621939
it was a wasted year of mediocre comics anon.
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