The Return of Talking Time

Go Back   The Return of Talking Time > Talking about media > Talking about books

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #19471  
Old 03-13-2018, 03:00 PM
Westerhof's Avatar
Westerhof Westerhof is offline
YOU FOOL??
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 525
Default

Isabel coming up with cool battle techniques on the fly for her brand new, kinda dumb-seeming spirit weapon proves Zack Morrison's deep and thorough understanding of shonen manga.
Reply With Quote
  #19472  
Old 03-13-2018, 03:18 PM
Teaspoon's Avatar
Teaspoon Teaspoon is offline
This way up
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Posts: 3,905
Default

Does anybody read "The Property of Hate"? And if so, thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  #19473  
Old 03-14-2018, 07:58 AM
MCBanjoMike's Avatar
MCBanjoMike MCBanjoMike is offline
Sudden chomper
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 16,248
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Westerhof View Post
Isabel coming up with cool battle techniques on the fly for her brand new, kinda dumb-seeming spirit weapon proves Zack Morrison's deep and thorough understanding of shonen manga.
I only wish that his deep and thorough understanding of shonen manga didn't also lead to him aping the pacing of shonen manga. I love Paranatural, but Zack can waste like 20 pages on a scene that unfolds over 10 seconds in-world and it drives me crazy.
Reply With Quote
  #19474  
Old 03-14-2018, 08:14 AM
Alex Scott's Avatar
Alex Scott Alex Scott is offline
Better be the real thing.
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,822
Default

Yeah, Paranatural's developed the same problem I've noticed in other webcomics, and some manga, where it starts focusing so much on subplots and supporting characters that after a while I start forgetting who the main characters even are. I'm basically down to Gunnerkrigg (laser-focused on Annie and Kat), Scary Go Round (multi-generational ensemble), and Kiwi Blitz (digressions don't last too long, and it actually seems to be coming to a climax) at this point.

It sucks because the first few chapters of Paranatural are so good.
Reply With Quote
  #19475  
Old 03-14-2018, 08:18 AM
rogue's Avatar
rogue rogue is offline
Half-Ninja
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,382
Default

This Hijack storyline has been going on since Dec. 22nd 2014. Dude needs to stop taking lessons from the Golden Sun writers.
Reply With Quote
  #19476  
Old 03-14-2018, 08:33 AM
Patrick's Avatar
Patrick Patrick is offline
of the Black Falcons
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Pronouns: he, him
Posts: 18,763
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MCBanjoMike View Post
I only wish that his deep and thorough understanding of shonen manga didn't also lead to him aping the pacing of shonen manga. I love Paranatural, but Zack can waste like 20 pages on a scene that unfolds over 10 seconds in-world and it drives me crazy.
Yeah, I stopped reading Paranatural about a year ago because the pacing was way too slow. I like the characters and the world, but it became clear that the story was never going to get anywhere interesting.
Reply With Quote
  #19477  
Old 03-14-2018, 08:39 AM
Westerhof's Avatar
Westerhof Westerhof is offline
YOU FOOL??
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 525
Default

I guess it doesn't bother me because I don't read webcomics in the hopes that they'll end soon. (I am tired of Hijack, but that's because I think he's a boring character, not because of the storyline's length.)
Reply With Quote
  #19478  
Old 03-14-2018, 08:55 AM
Patrick's Avatar
Patrick Patrick is offline
of the Black Falcons
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Pronouns: he, him
Posts: 18,763
Default

I don't want it to end, I want it to be interesting. Back, Cucumber Quest, and K6BD have been running for a while, but they regularly introduce new settings and characters, start new story lines, etc. Paranatural feels like it's running in place.
Reply With Quote
  #19479  
Old 03-14-2018, 09:55 AM
MCBanjoMike's Avatar
MCBanjoMike MCBanjoMike is offline
Sudden chomper
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 16,248
Default

Paranatural has been running for almost 7 years and I believe that, canonically, it has been three days since Max moved to Mayview. Like, I love the art and the humor, but get the story in fucking gear already.
Reply With Quote
  #19480  
Old 03-14-2018, 06:16 PM
Bongo's Avatar
Bongo Bongo is online now
oh my car
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Land
Pronouns: he/him
Posts: 21,241
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex Scott View Post
Yeah, Paranatural's developed the same problem I've noticed in other webcomics, and some manga, where it starts focusing so much on subplots and supporting characters that after a while I start forgetting who the main characters even are. I'm basically down to Gunnerkrigg (laser-focused on Annie and Kat), Scary Go Round (multi-generational ensemble), and Kiwi Blitz (digressions don't last too long, and it actually seems to be coming to a climax) at this point.

It sucks because the first few chapters of Paranatural are so good.
Have you heard the good news of Kill Six Billion Demons
Reply With Quote
  #19481  
Old 03-14-2018, 06:53 PM
Alex Scott's Avatar
Alex Scott Alex Scott is offline
Better be the real thing.
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,822
Default

Y'know, I have, I just haven't gotten around to it.
Reply With Quote
  #19482  
Old 04-01-2018, 02:29 PM
Teaspoon's Avatar
Teaspoon Teaspoon is offline
This way up
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Here, there and everywhere
Posts: 3,905
Default

I'm pretty sure that this "Waluigi Time" Brawl in the Family book is actually a real thing, people. He's been teasing it on his website for a while now and everything.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...uigi-time/faqs
Reply With Quote
  #19483  
Old 04-16-2018, 02:19 AM
teg's Avatar
teg teg is offline
HP 50/150 █████▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: the Tim Hortons Capital of Canada
Pronouns: They/Them or She/Her
Posts: 9,689
Default

Devil's Candy is having a moment where a character is being diagnosed with an actual illness called sadtimes-mcmummyosis and it's the best.
Reply With Quote
  #19484  
Old 04-16-2018, 02:28 AM
Octopus Prime's Avatar
Octopus Prime Octopus Prime is online now
Mystery Contraption
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Great White North
Pronouns: He
Posts: 46,229
Default

I was just coming to post that exact same thing.

Incidentally, I love that it's mummies that are the monster that nobody can accept as being real.
Reply With Quote
  #19485  
Old 04-17-2018, 12:35 AM
will's Avatar
will will is offline
>TRANCE
 
Join Date: May 2012
Pronouns: They / Them
Posts: 2,325
Default

pictures for sad children is back online - the creator, Janet Harbinger, is selling the archives as pdfs
Reply With Quote
  #19486  
Old 04-17-2018, 06:02 AM
madhair60's Avatar
madhair60 madhair60 is offline
Hullo
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 15,147
Default

You'd think they'd avoid obfuscation wrt "burning people's kickstarter books", but apparently being aloof is still more important than honesty. Just me? If that whole thing was a stunt it was a pretty ill-advised one...
Reply With Quote
  #19487  
Old 04-17-2018, 08:27 AM
marcalan's Avatar
marcalan marcalan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Frozen Minnesota
Posts: 1,138
Default

Iím just waiting to see how much more Kazuís convictions can hold up to reality.

Also itís hilarious to see that Yaghie really is that stupid.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #19488  
Old 04-18-2018, 05:58 PM
Octopus Prime's Avatar
Octopus Prime Octopus Prime is online now
Mystery Contraption
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Great White North
Pronouns: He
Posts: 46,229
Default

Kazu strikes me as the kind of guy whose fully aware that his convictions do not, at all, hold up to reality, but that doesn't stop him from trying to force reality to play ball.
Reply With Quote
  #19489  
Old 04-25-2018, 10:22 AM
Ample Vigour's Avatar
Ample Vigour Ample Vigour is offline
Starts with your heart
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 23,911
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by will View Post
pictures for sad children is back online - the creator, Janet Harbinger, is selling the archives as pdfs
You are literally the only result for a search on that comic and the name Janet Harbinger. Do you mean John Campbell or did he sell his rights to someone
Reply With Quote
  #19490  
Old 04-25-2018, 10:26 AM
Falselogic's Avatar
Falselogic Falselogic is offline
Threadcromantosaurus Rex
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Falselogic Sucks
Pronouns: they/they
Posts: 32,175
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by will View Post
pictures for sad children is back online - the creator, Janet Harbinger, is selling the archives as pdfs
Also, that link is broken.
Reply With Quote
  #19491  
Old 04-25-2018, 10:27 AM
Westerhof's Avatar
Westerhof Westerhof is offline
YOU FOOL??
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Pronouns: He/Him
Posts: 525
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ample Vigour View Post
You are literally the only result for a search on that comic and the name Janet Harbinger. Do you mean John Campbell or did he sell his rights to someone
Same person, new name.
Reply With Quote
  #19492  
Old 04-25-2018, 12:49 PM
will's Avatar
will will is offline
>TRANCE
 
Join Date: May 2012
Pronouns: They / Them
Posts: 2,325
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Falselogic View Post
Also, that link is broken.
Well, I was glad she seemed to be doing better. I hope she's ok.

Oh also yes:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Westerhof View Post
Same person, new name.
Reply With Quote
  #19493  
Old 04-25-2018, 01:09 PM
Ample Vigour's Avatar
Ample Vigour Ample Vigour is offline
Starts with your heart
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 23,911
Default

So there was an update up briefly that seems to have been taken down?
Reply With Quote
  #19494  
Old 04-25-2018, 08:26 PM
will's Avatar
will will is offline
>TRANCE
 
Join Date: May 2012
Pronouns: They / Them
Posts: 2,325
Default

She put up a page w/ links to buy archive pdfs, a collage thing about reactions to the kickstarter that mentioned that books had all been sent out, new email address / name, stuff like that.
Reply With Quote
  #19495  
Old 04-27-2018, 03:31 PM
Healy's Avatar
Healy Healy is offline
If anyone asks, I'm Gen
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 5,598
Default

Oh gosh this is the cutest comic ever.
Reply With Quote
  #19496  
Old 04-30-2018, 05:05 PM
Daikaiju's Avatar
Daikaiju Daikaiju is offline
King Of Space-Time
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 18,775
Default

So Lackadaisy...

Is it me, or has Rocky shifted from looney crazy to Don't Look At Him Wrong crazy?
Reply With Quote
  #19497  
Old 04-30-2018, 09:46 PM
Ample Vigour's Avatar
Ample Vigour Ample Vigour is offline
Starts with your heart
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 23,911
Default

She's perfected her graphical design but I can't make hide or hair of what's going on. Might have to do that thing where I forget Lackadaisy exists for several years so I can come back to eight, perhaps ten, new pages.
Reply With Quote
  #19498  
Old 05-01-2018, 04:43 AM
BEAT's Avatar
BEAT BEAT is online now
BIG STUPID SPEED
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SKELETON HELL.
Pronouns: DUDE/BRO
Posts: 23,475
Default

I haven't read lackadaisy since i moved out of my parents house, so I'm guessing there's at least 10 new pages by now.
Reply With Quote
  #19499  
Old 05-01-2018, 12:58 PM
marcalan's Avatar
marcalan marcalan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Frozen Minnesota
Posts: 1,138
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daikaiju View Post
So Lackadaisy...

Is it me, or has Rocky shifted from looney crazy to Don't Look At Him Wrong crazy?
Well, he has sustained a traumatic brain injury. Those can cause dramatic shifts in personality.

BUT! At least Freckle and Ivy are finally moving forward. Well, as far forward as the glacial updates allow.
Reply With Quote
  #19500  
Old 05-06-2018, 03:22 PM
Daikaiju's Avatar
Daikaiju Daikaiju is offline
King Of Space-Time
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 18,775
Default

I'll concur the pace is indeed, slow. But as long as the art is this lush, I'll live.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
comics , cucumber quest , die in obscurity , fear of crowdfunding , fear of new threads , horrible carrot noses , kc green suicide watch , lim-bo! , penny arcade , webcomics

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Your posts ©you, 2007