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Fecha
Nov 4, 2006

Did I... did I miss anything important?


RareAcumen posted:

Personally I can't wait till these girls taking selfies become the main focus of the plot for 3 months. They look cool.


https://www.paranatural.net/comic/chapter-5-page-154
I remember first reading that page and thinking those characters were far too interesting looking to be random NPCs. I figured they were either soon to be introduced or Zach was throwing in fanart of someone / something, and sure enough, they're the latter.

On another note, I think it's kinda neat that Penny is the 'chosen one' family heiress but also is the 'chosen one' white aura spectral who can handle wights. Overshadowing Rick on both fronts. (Though who the hell knows what kind of spirit he's got bottled up.)

e: rereading this chapter I as usual picked up a head smacking wordplay I missed the first time.
https://www.paranatural.net/comic/chapter-7-page-28
"s'mosgasbord" lmao

Fecha fucked around with this message at 04:58 on Mar 13, 2021

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RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012






Fecha posted:

I remember first reading that page and thinking those characters were far too interesting looking to be random NPCs. I figured they were either soon to be introduced or Zach was throwing in fanart of someone / something, and sure enough, they're the latter.

On another note, I think it's kinda neat that Penny is the 'chosen one' family heiress but also is the 'chosen one' white aura spectral who can handle wights. Overshadowing Rick on both fronts. (Though who the hell knows what kind of spirit he's got bottled up.)

This chapter had me assuming that Spender was also trying to hold back a Wight as well.


https://www.paranatural.net/comic/chapter-7-page-18

SKULL.GIF
Jan 20, 2017




Well, we know the broken sculpture is holding something like a "nuclear bomb", and Lucifer is fighting against it keeping it in balance.

We also know Sockpuppy is dead/gone/whatever, and it was Mina's first (and possibly had the most potential) artificial spirit, and that it had the power to control spirits.

On top of that, implications from earlier in this chapter suggest that Mina and Rick were both involved in "the incident" that presumably led to Rick getting possessed by the shadow spirit. This "incident" led the Burgers to investigate the situation further, and led Mina/Rick to feel not only responsible for it but also to become distrustful of others to such a level that they both passively/actively oppose the Consortium.

Given that the opening pages of this chapter has Garcia urging Rick to reunite with Mina, and given that the comic has an overall theme of "you can't really do anything on your own, you need to work with your friends", and given that they both are stubborn dorks, I'm betting that they were trying to tackle the same problem of the Wight using two different routes/methods.

Fecha
Nov 4, 2006

Did I... did I miss anything important?


RareAcumen posted:

This chapter had me assuming that Spender was also trying to hold back a Wight as well.
Oh yeah, it could very well just be another wight. It would kind of make sense--yellow not being aligned properly with white, he needs Lucifer's constant help to actually pacify the thing, and judging by his aversion to the color yellow, maybe he's like willing his aura to be closer to white.

Pants Donkey
Nov 13, 2011



RareAcumen posted:

This is the impression I got as well and I'm such a moron that I swear the text under the comic was just 'Thanks for Reading!' when I looked at it first.

Personally I can't wait till these girls taking selfies become the main focus of the plot for 3 months. They look cool.


https://www.paranatural.net/comic/chapter-5-page-154
Aren’t those three girls a shoutout to an Aevee Bee game? I mean they look like the kind of disaster kids to be in one.

flatluigi
Apr 22, 2008

here come the planes


under panel text is "Featuring a first panel cameo from my friend Ivy's characters from the comic she's making, Coquette Dragoon! Thanks for your patience and for reading! See you next time."

RareAcumen
Dec 28, 2012






flatluigi posted:

under panel text is "Featuring a first panel cameo from my friend Ivy's characters from the comic she's making, Coquette Dragoon! Thanks for your patience and for reading! See you next time."

Oh god, I've got to make an effort to read those things

the text under the comic, I mean

MikeJF
Dec 20, 2003






RareAcumen posted:

This chapter had me assuming that Spender was also trying to hold back a Wight as well.

They say in that chapter that wights always have white spectral energy, though. Although maybe the shadow spirit is on the verge and if Spender lets go it'll undergo transformation. Or it's not white and wight at the moment because it's 'broken'

cell
Nov 24, 2003

The more Johnny the better.


To be fair to Darkstorme Spender, I'd pull a face like that too if I had to shake hands with my dad while looking at a camera and my haircut was a walking advertisement for McDonalds.

Rand Brittain
Mar 24, 2013

"Go on until you're stopped."

My assumption was that Spender avoids yellow tools because they'll consume his own yellow energy and leave him without enough to contain the Whatever It Is.

Tenebrais
Sep 2, 2011



Rand Brittain posted:

My assumption was that Spender avoids yellow tools because they'll consume his own yellow energy and leave him without enough to contain the Whatever It Is.

Same. That or that having another spirit in his space would be too much of a distraction for Lucifer.

Splicer
Oct 16, 2006

from hell's heart I stab at thee

I'm comfortable stating that Suzy is a cousin and her parents call her Sue Spender

GodFish
Oct 10, 2012

We're your first, last, and only line of defense. We live in secret. We exist in shadow.

And we dress in black.


She's from a divorced mom, her name is Lawsuit Spender

rannum
Nov 3, 2012



GodFish posted:

She's from a divorced mom, her name is Lawsuit Spender

the moment we get the spender mom name we're going to crack this case wide open

Twibbit
Mar 7, 2013

Is your refrigerator running?


Wait if the Suzy theory is right it is a pun. Just a strainef one. Suz(y) Spender. Suspender

xcheopis
Jul 23, 2003
Probation
Can't post for 41 minutes!


Twibbit posted:

Wait if the Suzy theory is right it is a pun. Just a strainef one. Suz(y) Spender. Suspender

I want to believe!

Splicer
Oct 16, 2006

from hell's heart I stab at thee

Twibbit posted:

Wait if the Suzy theory is right it is a pun. Just a strainef one. Suz(y) Spender. Suspender
That's what I was getting at!

Cup Runneth Over
Aug 8, 2009

She said life's
too short to worry
She said life's
too long to wait
It's too short not
to love everybody
Life's too long to hate





just the inks

doing callbacks to chapter one just to feel the comforting weight of time upon my soul, just to feel anything at all

Pants Donkey
Nov 13, 2011



This month is the ten year anniversary

The Lord of Hats
Aug 22, 2010



And Zach’s wrists’ three hundredth birthday!

flatluigi
Apr 22, 2008

here come the planes


https://twitter.com/paranaturalzack/status/1380408417815175168

hopefully they can rest well and the comic can come back without all the starting and stopping

PMush Perfect
Sep 30, 2009


Zack, please, for the love of god, learn to draw from your shoulder!

Falstaff
Apr 27, 2008

I have a kind of alacrity in sinking.



I don't think they post on this site, so your excellent advice is probably wasted here.

Cup Runneth Over
Aug 8, 2009

She said life's
too short to worry
She said life's
too long to wait
It's too short not
to love everybody
Life's too long to hate





PMush Perfect posted:

Zack, please, for the love of god, learn to draw from your shoulder!

Bit late for that now. They just need to get an artist to draw for them.

Inexplicable Humblebrag
Sep 20, 2003




readingatwork
Jan 8, 2009

Hello Fatty!




Fun Shoe

Cup Runneth Over posted:

Bit late for that now. They just need to get an artist to draw for them.

Or at least hire an inker/colorist so they can focus on the writing and pencil work.

Edit: Whoops! I am a dumb jerk. Fixed.

readingatwork fucked around with this message at 03:37 on Apr 11, 2021

Poltergrift
Feb 16, 2014



"When I grow up, I'm gonna be a proper swordsman. One with clothes."


readingatwork posted:

Or at least hire an inker/colorist so he can focus on the writing and pencil work.

They

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