Sorry this page is so late! It was a one time sort of delay, don’t worry.
The Supernormal one-off strips I’ve been posting on Twitter are now up on the site if you missed that announcement, too.
Come on now, don’t be THAT person.
27 – HIKE!
YAY!! I WIN! :D
Pick number 3 m’ Lord!
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All the faces. All of them.
all of the irons in the fire
Haha! I love how Spender censored himself!
Also: Holy crap his face in the last panel. I don’t think i’ve seen anyone so angry.
Heh. Nice. Painting the fourth wall, here.
ed isn’t even in this chapter!
Isaac, you’re too anime. Come back when you become less kawaii desu ne~
He can’t help it. It’s the anti-gravitational hair.
Too anime to drive
Yes. Mr. Splenda is quite a hammy dork yes.
Also, poor Isaac. He’ll never get straight answers.
Man, I want to see Mr. Spender’s powers in action. Like, more than the teaser on this page.
Item #: SCP-1554-C
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: [DATA EXPUNGED] in the event of a class-██ containment breach, [REDACTED] immediately, regardless of civilian casualties.
Description: SCP-1554-C is inhabiting a Caucasian male of approximately ██ years of age, name: Issac ████████. Host is given the control of weather related to rain, clouds, lightning and (possibly) ██████████. Further information pending.
Addendum 1: Further access granted to agent █████████ ██████, code-name: Mr. S█████r. – 05-██
you win everything for that reference
I second that
Addendum 3: Thank you, kind sir! :) – 05-██
wow. nice :D
Addendum 2: Thanks! – 05-██
that particular theoretical organization is neither an unequivocal or figurative force for good…
Dat Epic screech in the last panel!!! XD I agree with ya, Issac….why can’t characters just stay behind your fourth wall??!!! DX Also, did Mr. Spender transform Issac’s lightning bolt into some sort of liquid? And anime Issac. And epic subversion of the reveal of the “working for the government” trope! This page, like all those before it, is FULL OF WIN!!!! XD
Starchman doll beside Issac in panel 2? Also, these two are doing a terrible job of covering up who actually what questions answered to whom via Mr. Splendifferous. “Didn’t you have a question for Mr. Spender -about- Mr. Spender, Max?”
“Did you?…..I did!”
“Hate you” HAHAHAHAH xD
Isiaac you are so animu, and I love you.
Also: Claimed Mr. Suspenders. That is, when Gravatar decides to recognize that I uploaded it.
I can’t wait to see Mr. Spender in action. Whatever he just did to Isaac’s zap.
The little upside down lightbulb- haha :)
Dang, Mr. Spelunker, that’s some skill you’ve got there.
is messing up Mr. Spatula’s name a thing now? A thing that happens?
Im not sure if you mean Mr. Splenda or Mr. Spandex.
Its hard to read over Anime Isaac’s chibidesukawaiiuguufestunojutsu~~~~~
I think he is refering to Mr. Splinter
Yeah, Mr. Slumber.
Mr. Splunder is a nice guy, in spite of being a bit stubborn.
concur’d. mr. Sleeper is nothing if not stubborn.
I thought it was Mr. Sampler?
He will always be Mr. Splendid to me!
Ooh love the supernormals. I wish I had noticed that announcement. What was Jeff trying to spell?
Family Wheel of Fortune champion right here.
Zack confirmed it on Twitter, as well.
*wishes she could edit posts*
Looks like “aqualung”. I can’t imagine it being anything else.
That’s actually pretty good cause it might be tricky to guess.
Max face when he remember the question. Priceless lol.
I LOVE YOUR COMIC. Its great to be able to read something while i wait for Homestuck to update and the fact that its not super complex like it.
Not YET, at least, but give Zack time, and it might just very well happen. He’s already screwing us over on straight answers like an up-and-coming Huss (Maybe in this case, he’s the Zack of Ghosts? of Win? etc.), and it seems to be getting more complicated with each couple of pages – in a fun and funny way, of course.
Thanks for reading!
It took me like a whole semester to catch up with Homestuck, and then I fell behind again and there’s too much since then and I got sick of it… I don’t read that anymore. :P
Not that it’s a bad comic though it was fun…
I made it to some side-story about playing cards and billiard ball mafias. By the time I finished that, I was totally burnt out. Never caught up. XD
Yeah the intermission with the gang called The Felt was probably my favorite part. The puns are so elaborate it’s kind of amazing.
my friend caught up in two weeks.
I did it in 2 nights
that’s nothing! I did it in 1 hour!
the intermission actually spilled over into the main comic recently its p signifigant plotwise
Oh I know it’s significant. Lots of odd things in Homestuck are significant. Like how Jack becomes a major character and there are different versions of the entire gang in the different sessions… So many little details…
it turns out that wasn’t a side story or something
I know I might be jumping the gun here. But can you add a link to this page from page 43?
NOooooooooo I was gonna be first oh well to bad for me
Isaac I know your frustrated, and I feel very — about that but ———— to ———— with ————
Issac looks like a naked mole rat in the last panel XD
Though Mr. Spender denying this Cousinhood thing makes me nervous.
Haha, he kind of does-
I like the casual glimpse at Mr. Spender’s powers. Absorption? Light?
He can defuse powers and turn them into energy?
Well his sunglasses are his Tool, so light-powers would make sense.
Yeah, and we’ve seen his powers “start” on that page as well, the light and darkness rushing towards (or out of) his lens. Dunno the full details of the powers yet though.
absorbtion of energy would make sense, because thats basically what sunglasses do
I think they let him see certain things.
Perhaps it is absorption, cause he absorbed Isaac’s bolt, as well as his own sentence.
Being looking forward to this all day! Totally worth the wait.
Also is that Mr. Starchman in the couch?
Maybe it’s a mini-startchman spy
omg is Mr. Starchman gonna end up being a member of the cousinhood or something? lol
Wow I didn’t even notice that!
XD your icon makes that response VERY funny.
Looks like SOMEONE earned a bunch of stars, haha!
it looks like Mr. Spender’s left hand is smaller than his right.
I have never seen a more brooding , furious, and anime character than Isaac.
…I take it it’s too late to get Issac’s new rageface? yes. it is.
I am literally cracking up over his last face!!! XD Your expressions, Zack, are comedy GOLD — no, wait, DIAMOND!!!!!!!
Very much, ever so Concur’d! :D
Am I the only one who thinks that Isaac’s face in the last panel looks like this…
Oh my god I just realized that in Panel 11 it looks like Isaac was aiming for Mr. Spender’s heart or something.
I see that Max is still using incandescent bulbs for ideas instead of CFCs.
Doesn’t he know by switching he can use far less energy get get more ideas per bulb? Longer lasting ideas that are good for the environment.
The youth of today.
Haha, I was gonna do one but I figured I’d save that for a situation with multiple people getting lightbulbs of different types
http://i.imgur.com/id6AEqS.png BAM I UNREDACTED IT
Seriously, how’d you do it.
TELL US, MASTER DECODER! OoO
They probably used GIMP or Photoshop or something like that, selected the redacted portion, and turned the contrast way up. There’s a very faint imprint of the letters in the redacted portion which can be detected through various methods with image editors. I checked it myself to make sure they weren’t just making it up. I would’ve never thought of it myself, honestly.
I just stood up and looked at my monitor from a higher angle, to be honest.
you could also paste it onto mc paint and use the filler-bucket-thing on the black part and it makes the shape of the words. That takes a while though.
Heh heh heh heh
Don’t you worry about people going all ‘Grongi Alphabet’ and figuring out in Chapter 3 what they should find out in Chapter 23?
…I don’t know if you watched Kamen Rider Kuuga, but whatever, you get what I mean, I think.
I dunno… I find it cool that we seem to have a bit of closure about Spender’s treatment of Isaac. There’s SOMETHING about his spirit. (Poor Isaac.)
As for other secrets he decides to pull in, only to get deciphered… If it were me, I’d find myself delighted to know people care enough about my work to try to work out any puzzle I threw at them. I for one would welcome more of the Grongi. (Well, not -actual- Grongi, but yeah)
I put all the hidden stuff in the comic under the assumption it’s going to be solved immediately, regardless of whether or not it actually is.
So there are things that we glanced over…
aaaaaaaaaaand the faction plots keep thickening.
And why do I have the feeling talking in obscured languages won’t save Spender from whatever is possessing -Max-?
He’ll need to use his possession expertise sooner than he thinks. Or wants.
Spender probably isn’t saying anything to Issac because he’s closer to his spirit than those with a tool. Since Issac and his spirit are “one”, maybe what Issac hears, the spirit hears. So shedding confidential info to a spirit that may go rogue at any time doesn’t seem smart. This also gives Max’s spirit an edge, since they’ll think “Oh, Max has a tool he isn’t possessed, we can fill him in,” while Max’s spirit CAN possess him from his tool, getting information secretly.
Fascinating theory! :)
Oops – forgot my e-mail XD
Isaac! Hurry up and leave the room so Mr. ‘Spensive can talk to Max in private!
This… is plausible :O
Awesome. Interesting. No doubt these factions have specific rules for possessions and spectrals and the like, can’t wait for more details on it.
I literally saw that and had myself a nice long *gasp* because this page just became a lot more interesting.
Mr. Sender must be trying to keep information from reaching the spirit possessing Isaac.
Oh shoot. I guess it makes sense why he’s the mascot of the club.
They’re spectrist against mediums.
Is it for Isaac’s spirit specifically (a spirit that’s well-known/notorious)? Or any medium?
and I don’t know if its been asked before but, can spirits possess objects whenever they want? I know they hide in them to recover, but would a spirit who was wounded by another spirit be able to hide in a tool? No spectral involved? It seems there’s enough turf and faction beef cropping up to make this plausible.
That would mean there are tools EVERYWHERE, whether a spectral witnessed or caused its creation or not. Like Max’s bat, for instance… unless the Activity club keeps their archive in Gym Storage…
i think the thing is more like
the spirits and such in tools get the energy FROM the spectral
and if they don’t get a spectral, they are p. much fucked to live a life of being a plunger or something.
After finding out that you decoded it, I decoded how you decoded it…
Paint + copy/paste tool + color select + Transparency = decoded.
The last panel has gotta have the most frightening face I’ve ever seen.
This page is just full of funny.
I just got done reading the Supernormal strips.
Max’s dad does show signs of being a native of Mayview.
Suzy lives up to her TV tropes entry of “extracurricular enthusiast” – “bravely straddling the line between intrepid student journalist and domestic terrorist”
—>It says “Isaac, I know you’re frustrated, and I feel very bad about that, but I am not allowed to discuss such matters with you for the duration of your possession.
come on man, spoiling, I mean I was at the thread, but at least lets keep some discoveries for ourselves so that we don’t ruin it for other people.
its not spoiling, its speculation. if he was able to look at zachs notes for the plot or something, it would be spoilers to reveal them, but if its been uploaded its information you should have, assuming you are caught up. its like when people put bits in different languages and leave the translation up to fans. its not like he revealed any secrets other than “im not going to tell you that” which is already revealed by the censorships, its redundant noninformation thats just kind of fun to know
/co/ – Codecrackers and Spymasters
Heh. He even bothers to hide whether or not he feels bad about keeping Isaac in the dark (dohoho).
I suppose it makes sense to do that considering the ghost inside Isaac is probably really dangerous.
Long time reader, first time commenter.
So is sudden anime-ism a part of Isaac’s powers? Best power ever.
Well, his anime hair is a sign of his possession…
Oh man oh man I know what those are called
In that last panel, Isaac’s got ANGER GILLS!
PARANATURAL: AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Th question I have is when will we be able to purchase an insolent children hoodie. Every time I read this comic I want it more.
Okay, so, I guess I should keep to tradition and do an extreme close-up of somebody, but who?
Yeah I can’t shake the feeling that this was suppose to look badass but the finger just makes it kinda silly.
NO EL HESUEDO TOOK THAT ONE okay I guess I get the other obvious choice. Dammit.
One of you guys can have the anime face. :3
You know what? I;m fine with this. This makes a good avatar. I’m gonna keep it.
Oh man what are these supernormal comics? What I get for ignoring twitter, is what they are. Also ridiculous.
My favorite is the laundry one.
Zack could have hinted at Mr. Spender’s involvement with secret organizations, shown us all the stuff Isaac just brought up gradually and built up tons of suspense around it but that would be cliché’d and dammit WE GOTTA GET THIS STORY MOVIN’!
also upside down light bulb is a thing on the page that hasn’t been pointed out in any comments yet so I’m gonna throw that in for good measure.
And how do you squirt someone with lightning made of spectral energy? Clearly this is important.
Why is the epic Starchmaster have drawn and written butts on his chalk board?
Butts vs Butt’s
… the object …..g
.. a butt? Or is it itself
Anyone else wanna have a go? I’m terrible at this.
Its obviously a valuable lesson about plurals & possessives, and darn it if I’m not going to teach my kids this. XD
Teacher: “Ok kids, who’s pants are these?”
I could ███████ swear so much if I could █████ do that in real ██████ life.
Mr. Spender is actually not pushing up his glasses in panels 7 and 8 but in fact rocking out really hard.
Isaac’s face in the last panel is officially EPIC™.
And finally a glimpse of Mr. Spender’s powers. Lightning to Water?
Note – Spender’s hands aren’t wet after that
-The light shining through his fingers in the 3rd to last panel probably has something to do with it.
You know, a thought just occurred to me.
What if it’s not really Isaac who wants to know the answers to these questions, but his spirit? D: The degree of influence it has over him could be greater than he thinks…like subtly manipulating his thoughts in order to achieve some sort of (sinister?) purpose for itself. And so Isaac, since he’s the one being possessed, may be completely unaware of how his spirit is affecting his behavior, while it may be more obvious to a scholar on possession, like Mr. Spender—hence why he refuses to tell him anything. And if Spender knows who his spirit is and is part of some kind of opposing faction or something, then that would be even more reason to keep Isaac in the dark.
In that case, I feel terrible for Isaac :(
…Man, I am so late to this page :( Oh well, at least Time Eels isn’t here yet!
In any case, I wonder if Mr. Spandam’s power have anything to do with absorbing, storing, and blasting energy…
Yo dawg, I heard you like lateness so I put some lateness in your lateness so can be late while you’re late.
Hey, I just started this webcomic and it looks pretty awesome so far. I can’t wait to see what happens next. :)
i feel like max in the third panel for this entire frickin website
Mr. Splednor reflected/absorbed/blocked/??? the zap so easily you’d think he’s gotten used to Isaac trowing tantrums at him.
(Or he was trained. Or he trained.)
*was aiming for Splendor but Splednor works okay I guess.
Mr. Slender is part of an ancient government conspiracy implemented by the founding fathers and going back to the Aztecs, who seek to warp the minds of the next generation by way of dark voluminous tomes of knowledge.
He’s a public school teacher.
I wish I could switch to falsetto quickly enough to actually bleep myself, and use ventriloquism so it didnt look or sound like it was coming from my mouth
“The purely hypothetical organization I may or may not work for is an unequivocal and entirely figurative force for good”
Yes…because if they were an evil organization, they would obviously admit it up front to the children they are trying to manipulate. While doing an evil laugh, of course.
Well it’d be one way to convince naturally contrary types like Max that you’re a good guy. “Okay no evil organization can be this dumb.”
A startchman doll!!!!!…..TO THE KNITTING NEEDLES!!!!
Yeah so this is prolly the best webcomic ever. The dialogue flows like silken ambrosia, the art is fantastically dynamic and fun, and the lettering doesn’t overwhelm the panels. I am just so gad-durn happy to have found this. Why I’d say it makes Gunnerkrigg Court look like Gunnerkrigg FLORT. (“Flort” being a coined term used to describe marginal thing)
Just throwing some random guessing out there, but it’s already been established that Zack is excellent at foreshadowing. So:
look at panels 11, 12, and 13. Could it be foreshadowing Issac (or his spirit) attacking Mr. Spender at some point in the future? Mr. Spender would come out on top (easily), but whatever the conflict is, Issac would initiate it.
Or I could be reading too much into a small little joke. *shrug*
It’s plausible. It’s been established that Issac does not like Mr. Spender and maybe that hate/dislike could easily go down the wrong path. Panel 10 seems to suggest (given Issac was aiming for the heart) that things between them could go awry quickly.
Hey, maybe censorship is Mr. Spender’s power?
Naw, silly! It’s █████████ the ████████ to control ██████████ tacos ████ ██████ ███ ██ pancakes. DUH.
Panel 10 is Mr. Spender a nullifier or something
he turned lightning into goo, then held the light in his hand. AWSOME!!
He censored THE LIGHTNING BOLT.
I have a veritable bucket load of questions. That’s right a volume of space filled to completely with abstract ideas, so you know this is for the realz.
-Does this mean that Isabel and Ed know the answers to these questions and can not tell Isaac either
-How long do possessions last
-Will the comic ever become as battle manga as the wallpapers seem to promise
-Eventual statues through patchtogether.com? I want a statue of That Guy and the Doorman by 5
-Wallpaper idea, uncropped versions of your forum avatars showing that you are holding up other people’s arms
-What is the square root of onion?
I did not say they were all relevant.
Actual questions Max probably has
-Why do books end up with paper powers and paintbrushes with paint powers and so on?
-Why isn’t the world filled up with insect ghosts?
Insects only have a collective soul. All of a single species of insect only have a single soul, and thus, will not manifest until every member of that species is exterminated.
I don’t think we’ve seen any animal ghosts whatsoever in the comic to date.
The same reason the world isn’t filled with living insects.
The world is filled up with living insects. I step on them daily.
2) Possessions last until the spirit has absorbed enough spiritual energy from the host to remanifest. In other words, there’s no real way of telling how long it will last; expect a long time, I would say, though
Presumably, possessions last until the spirit possessing the medium is fully recovered.
How much time a possession or any recovery period lasts is the interesting part. So far, all of these abilities have been presented as theirs, when really they are temporary overall.
It just makes it interesting as to what the life of a spectral person is over a longer time scale. Do they end up cycling through many different powers and abilities, is it about one for a life time, do they get anything out of this symbiotic relationship after the end of it?
Its just the contrast between the way these powers seem to be treated as theirs, being part of their identity, and yet it is all apparently temporary.
Is this just the way it has been presented so far, is there something else, and then how significant are the non-sprit based abilities of a spectral anyway. (so fare it has mostly been dramatic flair and energy bullets)
Dramatic flair is a generic Mayview trait.
I vote for a Paranatural comic book.
What I’m not sure of is that, over the whole time period, it would still be the same speed of the story, just that each section is all given at once. I kind of like how with individual pages people relish over the details instead of moving on to the next one to advance the story.
well yea but like
the comic books would consist of pages we have already relished over
you can sell books while the online comic is still going on, you just have to sell them in sections.
does that make sense
Haha oh man. I’m a bit annoyed too haha.
Doesn’t Spender’s face in the 11th panel look a little ominous to you?
Panel 9. ISAAC CALM DOWN. YOU ARE ENTIRELY TOO ANIME.
So mediums run into a lot of classified info, huh. Wonder what that means for… whatever the hell is going on with Max.
I can’t get over “whispered ‘ellipsis’ sensually.”
I want to whisper “ellipsis” sensually within context. NEW LIFE GOAL.
Also, second panel, bottom left corner.
Issac is such a fun little fireball of disgruntlement, or should I say THUNDERball? … No? Sorry.
I nearly choked on my chai when I read the ‘whispered “ellipsis” sensually” alt text. I like Mr. Spender.
“Who do you work for?”
“I am, after all, a public school teacher.”
So…where’s the next page?
どこは つぎの ページ ですか。
Aw, it’s like there is a little face in that translation. Dawwww.
*squints at Japanese text* …Where?
I think that Living Dead is referring to “ページ” somewhat resembling a winking face, but i’m not sure.
This is what I was thinking as well.
That’s a very weird wink if it’s true.
Yeah. It really is… O_0
You’re a very weird wink.
you’ve decoded my puzzle of stupid congratulation
Look out! Isaac’s physical form is taking on more attributes of his spirit! He’s growing a SECOND right hand!
(Seriously though, in the last panel, is that a mis-representation of Isaac’s left hand, or is that Max’s right hand?
Extreme contortionism. Anger does that to ya.
… Wow, you actually caught that?
I’ve seen the symbolism of the Korean flag in Zeratul’s Voidseeker of Starcraft II. Don’t doubt my powers of observation *shakes a fist, while give a most serious and stern gaze*.
O shoot… whaddya know….
I can read through the censor o.o Can anyone else?
“Isaac, I know you’re very frustrated, and I feel very bad about that, but I am not allowed to discuss such matters with you for the duration of your possession.”
You’re welcome ^^;
Sorry to burst your bubble, but people have already decoded it (see gvurzhit’s comment up above) sorry. ^^;
lol I noticed that after I posted it XDD I was like “nyuuuuu” ;A;
Panel 12 serves as exhibit B for my theory about Mr. Spender’s powers. Even if you chalk up the fact that he straight up BLOCKED LIGHTNING (panel 10) to standard Spectral powers, the little glow-fist in 12 is OBVIOUSLY light powers. Also it should be impossible to control lightning with light powers anyway since lightning is actually electricity.
That last panel with the overly exaggerated frustration yell like in manga comics is hilarious.
A thousand thanks for posting the Supernormal strips in their own section, as I don’t know my way around Twitter.
I think that Gendo Ikari face of Mr. Spender’s just about has me dead over here. hahaha holy crap this comic is TOO GOOD
I LOVE your ‘Supernormal’ one-offs! Absolutely excellent!
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