Insolent Children Punch Ghosts Real Hard: Paranatural

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by Mala, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    I appreciate her dedication to monologuing all these details to her minion, because man, just looking at the panel does not convey some of that info
     
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  2. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    So, wait. DJ Mothman is secretly a sketchy-diet-supplement mogul getting divorced from someone who is named Lavish Price but nonetheless married him for his money? And now that he's on the rebound he's trying to get together with his coworker Professor Bigfoot from what now seems to be his financially unnecessary second job in talk radio? By coming on to him on the air as he, the Professor, delivers an empassioned and thoughtful manifesto in defense of believing in conspiracy theories as a response to a single piece of random mediocre hate mail?

    Am I correctly understanding the B-plot of this side story chapter?
     
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  3. leitstern

    leitstern 6748 Shatter Every Sword Break Down Every Door

    I believe you are.
     
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  4. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    I really do love this comic.
     
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  5. leitstern

    leitstern 6748 Shatter Every Sword Break Down Every Door

    And I like how that utterly zany summary still didn’t include anything at all about the minor character running the quest and how seriously weird he is OR the financially motivated dog-thieving plot he finds himself destined to foil because he got suspended for being an odious person.

    Yeah I don’t really care how or even if this links up to the main plot but knowing Zack it absolutely will.
     
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  6. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    I know I didn't say it, but I knew she looked kinda like Ritz.
     
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  7. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    Wait. In the last panel, Lavish mentions a "minion tithe" and says that the seven cents her minion cost her will be added to it. If he was reimbursing her out of some kind of pay, it would be subtracted.

    The only consistent interpretation is that Daveyhead is paying Lavish for the privilege of being her minion.
     
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  8. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    Unless she's paying him, but then also tithes him, perhaps as some way to actually pay him less than minimum wage? Either way, it's extra evil. Nicely spotted!
     
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  9. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

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    You and everyone else on this page, man.
     
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  10. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Those are some enthusiastic thralls

    I can't get over the part where
    (1) the costume shielded him from the sun enough to go out harmlessly
    (2) he takes off the police outfit (with its visible neck) to reveal his gray suit under it - with a fully buttoned shirt collar. Almost as magical a transformation sequence as getting that mask must gave been
     
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  11. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    Or having his hook in the hand and being able to use said hand for things, even though his hand was in the fake hook of the costume.

    Also, I like that Stephen's mom is in the know about at least one supernatural thing, and yet Stephen is Stephen. Or maybe that's part of why Stephen is so Stephen? Who can say?
     
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  12. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

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    I appreciate that skull masks are the friendly faces, behind which evil schemes and unnatural disasters lurk
     
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  13. devils-avocado

    devils-avocado tired and gay

    also, that one of them seems to be a gorilla skull...
     
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  14. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    update time

    the manifesto has reached an important turning point, and there's some VERY good framing
     
  15. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    How can you tell? I keep waiting for the dramatic conclusion of this speech, but it's been at least 50% dramatic conclusions by volume.
     
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  16. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    assumption, admittedly, though i hedged by saying "an important turning point" rather than "the climax" or anything decisive

    but my reasoning is... this dramatic contemplation turns on the conspiracy theorists, instead of oscillating between whether they're performing an important social service or just entertaining themselves. it's bringing down the whole mood of the thing, and in a way that i'm not sure he has another big direction to take it in.
     
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  17. evilas

    evilas Sure, I'll put a custom title here

    You forgot to mention the fact that
    HIJACK IS STILL ALIVE!!!! WOOOOOO!!!!
     
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  18. Morgan Jae

    Morgan Jae pecure. sontain. crotect.

    hey, quick question: what the fuck?
     
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  19. evilas

    evilas Sure, I'll put a custom title here

    Penny Spender stealing Zarei's lamp, white aura, and Isabel's dad.
    What else is there to explain? :P
     
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  20. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Still can't believe Zach held out for that much of a long con on the fact that there are two presumably-siblings named Rich(ard) Spender and Penny Spender.
     
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