79. Critical Hit, page posted 9/26/13

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Critical Hit — Page 11

Author commentary

Veronica: Something similar to this does exist. It was inspired by a pretty amazing installation that Souppy and I saw at the Museum of Old and New Art! It was based on a real device used in Australia very briefly. We’ve seen Philip Nitschke (creator and operator of the machine when it was used) speak before. It’s such a shame to have heard of how many people just can’t change their mind on euthanasia.

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Reader comments

Comment ID #260367

So does this mean David is gonna be gone forever

boop September 26, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260368

Interesting, to say the least.

some guy September 26, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260369

man that’s pretty morbid.

sen September 26, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260371

No this can’t be the end for david

TheGentleman September 26, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260372

Think we are going to have ghost David now?

Chrisd765 September 26, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260373

Wow… Daisy. That’s a really interesting interest you have.

Twoplusfiveequalsseven September 26, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260374

That is not a very fun interaction station.

Blue fox September 26, 2013, 1:06 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260375

Sue looks a bit disturbed by what is going on,
especially after what happened to Lucy.

Hopefully more light will be shed on this tomorrow.

BluJax September 26, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260376

Also, David can’t die. If he did there wouldn’t be anyone to love Sue!

Twoplusfiveequalsseven September 26, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260377

I’m really confused about what direction this chapter is supposed to be taking. It kind of just seems to be going off the walls and not really landing anywhere. Then again it’s only the beginning of it

MissShellGiraffe September 26, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260378

Meanwhile, Abbey feels a shiver run up his spine

Liust September 26, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260379

Well considering Daisy’s going into a career as a doctor (at least that’s her current interest), it makes sense that she has some kind of interest to euthanasia. Still seems a bit creepy for how her eyes shine at such a procedure. O_o

Dudeler September 26, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260380

The next page will be David answering the phone and someone saying “7 days”. Calling it.

Gabba September 26, 2013, 1:32 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260381

@Chrisd765 Oh god, ghostnappa song is now in my head. Thanks for that.

I am intrigued as to where this chapter is going and what Daisy thinks of euthanasia. and such

notsomeonenortherealsomeo September 26, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260382

Daisy is a wee bit too enthusiastic, especially considering euthanasia is almost exclusively meant for terminally ill people, be it something like a doomed cancer patient or some old geezer whose immune system is shot due to old age.

Piro September 26, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260383

Wow. The look on Sue’s face says it all for me.
lol, how many ways can a lethal injection for euthanasia end?
Last panel David is hilarious too. Fare thee well, David. Fare thee well…

Blank On Purpose September 26, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260384

Abbey’s political views are starting to rub off on Daisy. Suzie’s obviously trying to comprehend this.

Furious Abbey IS WATCHING YOU!

Daisy suddenly reminds me of that one girl from Bones, only cuter. :O

David, you should have just walked away. Now you are dead :(, what a shame. PAULO’S NEXT! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHH oh, whatever…

Hawz September 26, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260388

Oh my gosh that’s so sad to see David cry….

Just a Fan September 26, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260389

@notsomeonenortherealsomeo damn now I have to watch TFS again.

Well I suppose last chapter we had the possibility of bringing life into the world, now ending life. Will be interesting to see where this goes.

Chrisd765 September 26, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260390

“Euthanasia is such a fascinating idea!”

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand exit stage right D:

Chocothunda September 26, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260391

Oh and wow didn’t expect that kinda of statement from Daisy.

Just a Fan September 26, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260392

Oh david…

eagle September 26, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260393

@Twoplusfiveequalsseven Except, y’know…McCain.

Rubberbandball September 26, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260394

RIP David. ;.;

Jessica U. Ingmann September 26, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260395

Sue’s face in panel 5 XD

She’s all like “well then…”

Bluesky September 26, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260396

I love that he’s clearly hitting what looks like it should be ‘No’ on the prompt and it’s like “Well, you’re dead anyways.”

Damien September 26, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260397

In what way is euthanasia facsinating

DarkCrystal828 September 26, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260398

Paulo’s try:
;3: “You will now be given a lethal injection.”
8-): “Kay.”
¯\_(ツ)_/¯: “You are now dead.”
8-): “I’m gonna beat this s**t!”
;_;: “It always ends the same way…”
:/: *stares at Daisy*
:unsure:: *still in slow motion from last page*

Hawz September 26, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260399

Haha, Daisy, you rascal… Making jokes like that… It IS a joke, right? RIGHT?!

Lord Lemmy September 26, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260400

I have an idea of what kind of doctor Daisy wants to be…

Hawz September 26, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260402

“Well, it was nice knowing you guys..”
@Taeshi: After reading the article and rereading the page, the last panel brings a sick feeling to my stomach…

David is much more imaginative than I have gave him credit for.

Hawz September 26, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260404

Daisy you sick frick!

Gate-senpai September 26, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260405

David dead?……My hopes have been realized!!! :D

(I know that sounds harsh, but I’ve never really liked the guy…or Paulo for that matter)

DeathofInk September 26, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260406

Daisy just gained an ungodly amount of creepy points in just two panels…

Follarch September 26, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260408

don’t worry, david will enter the Game and will become the new Composer, thus becoming able to return back in the RG at will.

boh... September 26, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260409

Well i’m distubed D:

JustSomeCritic September 26, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260410

I totally understand how Daisy sees this as fascinating to be honest.
It’s the human brain making a decision to end it’s own life, and since Daisy wants to be a doctor, the theological and biological aspects of such an act are fascinating, as well as terrifying. Also, as a doctor, she should want her patients to not suffer, be entitled to a choice and to have as much dignity as possible.
I also think she may also in part be referring to the actual exhibit, rather than euthanasia alone.
Also OMG Daisy is too cute! I love her redesign!

Dolphinbread September 26, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260411

so basically Daisy is growing up to be a doctor and she’s interested in euthanasia
more like Dr. Kevorkian

KiraDood5 September 26, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260412

No David! don’t die!!!!
….David is dead, Sue is hysteric and Daisy is creepy as f*** I’d say this page is one critical after another

Flying Potato September 26, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260413

Daisy…that reminds me of doc Kevorkian.

Ckmwt September 26, 2013, 6:44 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260414


Chinatsu September 26, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260415

It took me forever to realize the sick irony, David is a dog. ._.

@Those_Confused_with_Daisy: She wants to be a doctor, euthanasia is related to some kinds of doctors. Daisy said it in a creepy way because she was too interested in it to realize that what she was saying was strange. People in autopsy, and other kinds of forensic anthropology can act like this, according to some stereotypes. That one girl from Bones, and Ducky from NCIS sorta act like this. This is only my observation from the comic, if anyone thinks they have a better explanation, feel free to make it known.

@Taeshi: I really hope you don’t get any backlash from this page.

Hawz September 26, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260416

:c… nuuuuuuuuu

Pyro September 26, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260418

What a depressing piece. D:

HLTH September 26, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260419

Remind the gang that never to be daisys first (or any) patient when shes a doctor.
I’m outta here

Mcturtle September 26, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260420

More funny moments with David. :)

Keyblade Dragon September 26, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260421

“Euthanasia is such a fascinating idea”
With that smile on her face.
We’ll know who the next serial killer in this series will be

naAr September 26, 2013, 9:36 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260423

Welp someone started using my name. Since no one is commenting on the elephant in the room of euthanasia, I’ll start with a friendly convo :)

I personally find euthanasia strange and a little unnatural. The optimist Daisy loving it felt a little out of character, but I’m sure she has a devious side.

I know the terminally ill would be intended use it, but what about depressed patients? Is it fair to allow terminally sick, but not allow the healthy who simply no longer have a will to live? Aren’t both their own ways of suffering? One physically, the other mentally.

Speaking as someone with depression, I find it rather awful that other people might let me indulge in my darkest moments, and even might give me the computer to do it when I show up in an emotionally vulnerable place. Deep-down, when the real me resurfaces from the mental affliction, I really do want to go on with whatever my intended life span is meant to be. The will to live and progress is a part of what it means to be human.

It brings up a lot of tough questions. I personally don’t think its a good idea to start traveling down that road. Curiously, @Taeshi I take it you were for this idea?

PyrotheEmber September 26, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260424

@Rubberbandball Shut it McCain

twoplusfiveequallsseven September 26, 2013, 9:49 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260425

OH NO IT’S DAIVD’S BUS TRIP PAGE just kidding funny taeshi funny

Carindel Girl September 26, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260447

@PyrotheEmber Actually, it would REDUCE the number of suicides if done properly. IIRC, Switzerland allows for euthanasia, but they only allow you to euthanize yourself after consulting with three psychiatrists who all give the go-ahead that you are completely sane, are not suffering from anything else that would make you want to commit suicide, and still want to die.

As a result, it actually reduced the number of deaths in Switzerland because many people who applied for Euthanasia were caught by the psychiatrists as having undiagnosed cases of depression, anxiety, etc. and instead were recommended to go to doctors to get the necessary help. If a depressed person tried to get euthanized, he’d be rejected on the spot specifically because he’s depressed.

Deiser September 27, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT.

Comment ID #260451

Um… well OK… That was interesting.

starfighter105 September 27, 2013, 12:36 AM EDT.

Comment ID #260452

Omae wa mo shindeiru.

El Legendario September 27, 2013, 1:35 AM EDT.

Comment ID #260458

Ends in the same way……errr………

HongKat September 27, 2013, 5:36 AM EDT.

Comment ID #260470

Sorry David, your an original character, it doesn’t work on you~

Huh? September 27, 2013, 8:43 AM EDT.

Comment ID #260472

Oh David. You and your absurdity. :/

A.T. September 27, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT.

Comment ID #260516

Whats currently posted on the tumbler page to music by Flourance and the Machine scares the mother loving s**t out of me. It makes SO much fucking sense that it gave me nightmares. I REALLY hope its not by YOU Furious Abbey Teshi!!! It’s so wrong and yet so right D:

Afraid September 27, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260820

Paulo spends an entire chapter being a public douchebag while Sue and Co. try to work on a school project
| | |
\/ \/ \/

Also, prophecize all you want about the significance of the chapter title; that usher will DEFINITELY be the one dishing the crits.

EDIT: supposed to go on the most recent page. Dammit why can’t anything I do ever work right.

Insanity_Prevails October 2, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT.

Comment ID #261560

I God I Laughed So Hard At The End I Actually Snorted..

Catz October 9, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT.

Comment ID #263102

@PyrotheEmber - as someone with bipolar, I’ve gone through several very low points, maybe even suicidal points, in my life. But my understanding of euthanasia was that it would be far too complicated to consider using it in the cases of mental illness.

I always felt the intention (certainly with Dignitas, anyway) was to allow those with sound mind, but with chronic, unmanageable pain or suffering, and with the guarantee that it will continually get worse, never get better, or be terminal. I think that’s why it’s not legal over here (in UK) yet. There are so many legal loopholes.

Despite the weird places I’ve been, I think it should be peoples’ right to choose when they want to die, if they are suffering and will never stop suffering. Doctors who deal with patients who are depressed know that there should be light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how many years it takes.

Vix October 25, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT.

Comment ID #282011

Daisy showing some of her dark side. Ooh! She’s just like me in that aspect. Innocent and sweet most of the time, but has a dark side that’s fascinated with different methods of death.
I swear I’m not insane…..

Christen June 6, 2014, 1:13 AM EDT.

Comment ID #284616

Computer: you will now get a lethel injection
David: what? 8-D
Computer: you are now dead
David: well that was~
*david drop’s dead*
Paulo: acully on seacond thought i will skip playing
everyone else: yeah me too

TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT.

Comment ID #291582

If I could kill myself painlessly with a single press of a button, I probably wouldn’t hesitate.

On the other hand, if I could kill a hundred, a thousand or a million people with the press of a button… INCLUDING myself… you couldn’t keep me away from that button.

SotiCoto December 18, 2014, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #300114


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