79. Critical Hit, page posted 9/27/13

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Critical Hit — Page 12
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Comment ID #260473

Happy birthday, Daisy!

Sheichii September 27, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #260474

Huh? What are those tickets for? :O

NeonWabbit September 27, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #260475

That’s one huge Russian nesting doll. O_O

Hawz September 27, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #260476

I miss lucy

Sanchan September 27, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #260477

I feel like this is going to be one of those alternate path episodes.

But it isn’t!

Rokario September 27, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #260478

No luck for Paulo.

Keyblade Dragon September 27, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #260479

Payback’s a female dog :3

Me September 27, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #260480

The kiddie art’s done now, playa. This is da real art! Only the hardest of high schoolers can experience this art.

Shiloh September 27, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #260481

This page confuses me, whos the tabby that stole mikes tickets in the second to last?

Eclypsia September 27, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #260482

Your Monopoly money will take you far, Mike. 8-D
Anyways, while it’s nice to see that he got the headset back, the fact that HE had to get it is a tad annoying. But whatever. BLUE SCARF OF HOLDING HAS YOUR TICKET TO FREEDOM.

Oceanus92 September 27, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #260483

For a moment I thought it was Amaya talking.

Anon-Anon September 27, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #260484

Aw snap. Mike looks like a rebel in that 7th panel, but it also kinda sounds like a pick-up line.

@me There’s a female dog in panel 1, just saying.

Kindle_kat September 27, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #260485

Awwww, Abbey looks so young and cute in the first panel!

Lindsay September 27, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #260486

@Oceanus92 that’s Amaya and I believe she didn’t steal them but she has her own for her and Sue

Amber September 27, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #260487

@Kindle_kat Then surely her name is Payback! :P

Me September 27, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #260488

Paulo’s arm does not amuse Sue

Chrisd765 September 27, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #260489

Also, it was really sweet of Amaya to stay with Mike and help him retrieve his headphones. She may be the cutest/nicest character in BCB!

Me September 27, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #260490

Feels like a dejá vu :x

Nice-Hero September 27, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #260491

We sure passed the odd euthanasia panel fast. I thought that was going somewhere cool with an in comic-angsty conversation where someone says something serious in a deadpan face:

“People who do that are selfish.”


“How dare people try to stop such a procedure.”

I guess I was expecting an extreme reaction on either side. Now I’m not sure why the issue was brought up at all. Welp, I’m stumped.

PyrotheEmber September 27, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #260492

@PyrotheEmber It was brought up because the author had a interest in a real life exhibit just like it. Just for fluff and to explore personalities a bit, which seems to be the point of this chapter so far. If EVERYTHING had some kind of meaning behind it, it’d get boring. ;)

That being said, think this might be the first page since the chapter began that Sue isn’t scowling.

Tychon September 27, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #260493

@Eclypsia: That Tabby is Amaya ( :x )and she’s a friend of Sue and Mike. All three of them are going to watch a show together or maybe go see some of the more expensive artworks. Paulo and David are not invited because you’ve seen how immaturely they have been acting in the art gallery so far… imagine if they ended up breaking a priceless artifact… you know, something old that shouldn’t be touched.

Well I think it is smart leaving David and Paulo behind, but I know they are going to try sneaking in anyways. It will be their next mission. *starts playing 007 music for Paulo and then Mission Impossible music for David*

This has been another week with it’s ups and it’s downs, but at least these pages have been here to lift me right up. Even when I feel like I’m at my lowest, I can always count on Bittersweet Candy Bowl. :)

Happy Birthday Daisy. May you have many more as fun as this. Maybe spending it with Abbey might be nice? Unless you feel that you’ve had enough bonding time in the previous chapter. :unsure:

supertails19 September 27, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #260494

Wah! It’s Daisy’s birthday?!


GingerPaws September 27, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #260495

@GingerPaws: Well it does say on the About page that Daisy was born on September 27th. Technically it is not her birthday in the comic, but it is to us. Weird how that works, right?

I guess it fits with how ecstatic Daisy looks in today’s page. It might as well be her birthday. :D

supertails19 September 27, 2013, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #260496

Let the Mike+Sue shipping begin!

Also, Happy Birthday Daisy!!

Frodomann1 September 27, 2013, 3:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #260497

Mike, you have two tickets. Amaya has two tickets. Who’s the other ticket for?

Gate-senpai September 27, 2013, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #260498

Mike looks like he be smoking in panel 5. :O

Hawz September 27, 2013, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #260499

Happy Birthday, Daisy! :D

Subaru September 27, 2013, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #260500

@Eclypsia you must be confused. Amaya! :x Hello, Amaya. Eclypsia, meet Amaya. Amaya, this is Eclypsia.

Carindel Girl September 27, 2013, 3:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #260501

@Taeshi: Isn’t Amaya supposed to be the shortest? Why does Daisy appear smaller?

Before I forget, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAISY! I hope no one makes fun of you!

Hawz September 27, 2013, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #260502

What? :question:

Mr-Hero-Bio September 27, 2013, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #260503

Good job.
8-DHappy birthday, Daisy!!

Mr-Hero-Bio September 27, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #260504

@Hawz She’s further away from the location we’re seeing the scene from, therefore she seems shorter. Yay, basic science!

Jordan September 27, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #260506

Mike seems really cocky. He’s all like: “Not this time Paulo! I’m so awesome cuz I hide my tickets in my scarf, and I’m gonna 1-up ‘em!” :-*

Mike would never say that.
Paulo might say that about Mike. :P

@Jordan: Yeah, but it’s not that much distance, I was only giving constructive criticism to Taeshi. ;)

Hawz September 27, 2013, 4:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #260507

Back off Mike
Sue needs to fall for Paulo, then the Paulo > Lucy > Mike > Sue > Paulo love pentagram will be complete

Tcj333 September 27, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #260508

Omg who’s that cutie “next” to Daisy in the first panel?? :3

Anyway, wonder who the focus will be now if Paulo and David really can’t actually stay with the rest of the group…
Weird, though, how Sue is suddenly willing to leave them alone in the gallery now, after giving up her time toward the cause of keeping them in check…

@Jordan, you mean basic perspective? Not so much a science, but an art.

Naoki September 27, 2013, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #260510

Uh oh, Sue is going to get Mike alone. And by his expression he doesn’t know what’s coming for him. :/

Venorik September 27, 2013, 5:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #260513

Wait… is Daisy’s birthday? owo and How did Mike to get back his headset? Owo

eagle September 27, 2013, 6:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #260515

i wouldnt be able to forget about my friend so easily… i miss lucy Dx

Mewtallica September 27, 2013, 6:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #260517

Happy birthday daisy. Live long and don’t do euthanasia ;)

Mcturtle September 27, 2013, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #260518

Does anyone understand that Suzie don’t do drama?

Hawz September 27, 2013, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #260520

Russia cat and Russia doll. (I know that Mike is not Russian, but I always suppose that he is.) And, Sue is actually the oldest here.

HongKat September 27, 2013, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #260521


Mikika Hatari September 27, 2013, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #260530

It seems we have a birthday girl in the house…On the count of three!!

1…2…3!!! OhhhhhhhhhHappy Happy Birthday!

We’re really glad you came,

Happy Happy Birthday, From the Lobster Gang!

We really are excited, we hope you are impressed,

So have a Happy Birthday to you, our favorite guest!

YAY! :) :question: XD 8-D 8-) Mad Lucy :unsure:

Happy Birthday Daisy, you curly cutie-pie!!

kaminari683 September 27, 2013, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #260532

@Daisy: Hi, your Daisy. ;) :P :-*
;_;: ;_;
Furious Abbey: Furious Abbey
:-* , :P, and ;): WE’RE SORRY!!!
I made a crappy song for you:
It’s your special day, no one should explode.

Sometime today, I’ll send you a la mode.

It doesn’t matter whatever other people say, cuz it’s your birthday, it’s your birthday, Daisy!


Hawz September 27, 2013, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #260533

Happy B-day Daisy!
Also, what exhibit do you all think it is? Maybe nude art, or even Robert Mapplethorpe type stuff…Wait, that wouldn’t work, you have to be 18 to see Robert Mapplethorpe.

Dracain September 27, 2013, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #260534

Forget about Lucy. We need more Amaya :x

Seoq September 28, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #260543

Sue is acting rather peculiar. I wonder what is truly going on here.

starfighter105 September 28, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #260546

I’m confused… Mike has tickets, then that orange cat has the tickets (sorry that I don’t know here name at the moment), and then he says “ready to leave the kids behind?”

(If you don’t get that reference, look around the old comics of BCB) 8-)

Lyrix September 28, 2013, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #260548

Oh wait… It’s daisy’s birthday! I suck at remembering birthdays… :nope:

Lyrix September 28, 2013, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #260553

We just wanna know what happened to Lucy.

Smart *** September 28, 2013, 9:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #260554


Markio September 28, 2013, 9:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #260555

I have to agree with Smart, that was a little abrupt but this chapter is confusing me a bit. I guess its an art project for school? Idk. :P

Maith1 September 28, 2013, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #260557

I guess…. the “Critical Hit” thing is the last stab at Paulo’s ego that makes him realize how childish he is? Or something?

Huh? September 28, 2013, 11:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #260558

@Huh? why are you hoping to break something that is already awesome? 8-)

EvilKitty3 September 28, 2013, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #260559

@Huh? Paulo’s already crumbling ego will be crushed with one final critical hit that makes him decide to do something mature… something he never thought he would do in High School… Paulo will get a job. :O

Question is: Who will be the one to deal the final blow? I used to think it would be Sue, Abbey, or Daisy, but now I think it will definitely be Mike. Mike will get sick of dealing with Paulo and will end up blowing up on him.

supertails19 September 28, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #260560

For some reason I find Daisy waving to Abbey like that adorable. :D

Munk September 28, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #260562

After the last chapter I decided to wait two weeks to let the comic advance some before reading again.
WHYYYY did I have to start on THIS PAGE THE SUSPENNNNSE ;_;

Sambo September 28, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #260564

@supertails19: Yeah, it seems most likely that Mike will blow up at Paulo at some point and the ‘critical hit’ will likely be him saying hurtful that crushes some part of Paulo. Then that will likely be the clue Sue needs to understand the true severity of what Mike actually did to Lucy which is quite a bit worse than being ‘a bit reckless’.

Or we will all die from their crushing ignorance to the true situation.

Moogle September 28, 2013, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #260566

You guys are acting like Mike is some sort of super-angsty emo kid.


Yes, he’s blown his top before. Severely. And towards a person who was reaching out to him for help. But that tends to happen when people push you around all the time.* You get stressed out, and you make decisions you regret, and that CERTAINLY don’t represent your entire personality. I know. I have a little brother. I’ve gotten into fights. It happens sometimes when you get backed into a corner and don’t know what to do.

Also, don’t jump on Mike too fast. After all, Paulo recently decked him in th face and he didn’t react.

*It wasn’t just Lucy. I KNOW it wasn’t just Lucy. We can’t forget Paulo’s “anti-cheater squad.” Mike was forced to make a decision, and when he made the “wrong” decision, people started railing on him for that too.

Insanity_Prevails September 28, 2013, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #260569

Haha, David on panel 1…dude, just ask her out already! The brainy girls might act like they don’t care, but they dig the silly guys! Come on David, hit that cat up…do it for SCIENCE!

I love how Paulo is STILL trying to go for the headphones! A+ for determination or just being plain bull stubborn, either way.
Also, did Mike just pull a “I am-putting-this-in-my-bra” move with the headphones, except it was with his scarf? because if so that’s kinda, lol, feminine of him. See, I told you Paulo was playing the male in their hidden relationship.
I also like Sue’s face on panel 5, as Paulo swipes for the headphones. It’s like she just saw the dumbest arm in her life so far swipe before her eyes.

So, by leaving the “kids behind”, I guess the “kids” are the ones on the last panel, huh? Or was he referring to everyone as “kids”, but Sue? Because if so, dang Mike, you trying to score some hearts with Sue? About time you saw who would give you the most stable and productive relationship out of them all. Of course, how are you going to break it to Paulo? He’ll probably just deck you in the face again.

Blank On Purpose September 28, 2013, 10:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #260575


I like your post, but somehow I find that the comparision a little funny because little brothers aren’t that hard to handle because they really are more annoying than anything. XD

Speaking someone who is also a younger sister, often I’m more mature than my older sister. She’s more likely to be irrational than me. Age really doesn’t determine maturity. :)

Either way, it makes it’s seem like Mike is supposed to be the mature one and he isn’t. By FAR. Him, and his main supporters on the site, refuse to accept that he was making a lot of mistakes because overeacting is a main part of his personality. The reason why there was anti-cheater groups was because Mike was leading Lucy on for a long time.

PyrotheEmber September 29, 2013, 10:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #260585

This page reeks of cliffhanger… And cheap cologne.

Doctor horse September 29, 2013, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #260588

I miss Lucy. Are we ever going to find out details of what really happened?

PixiKitty September 30, 2013, 4:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #260589

@PixiKitty Nope :nope:

Lyrix September 30, 2013, 8:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #260590

@PixiKitty: Eventually we will find out what happened… but right now just enjoy the show… or whatever Mike and his fan club are going to see.

supertails19 September 30, 2013, 9:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #260615

@Amber: …I never said Amaya stole them. Plus, Mike has his own in panel 7. That’s what I was pointing out.
Eungh. :nope:

Oceanus92 September 30, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #260646

Paulo’s arm looks like a noodle in panel 5

The Nameless One September 30, 2013, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #260674

Слава России!


Comment ID #260724

I just realized that David is staring at Suzie’s breasts in panel 8. :P :/

Hawz October 1, 2013, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #266056


Sinochi November 17, 2013, 12:46 PM EST.

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