79. Critical Hit, page posted 10/7/13

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Comment ID #261135


lil October 7, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #261136

There is a lot to know about art and I should know ‘cuz I took art history classes.

Keyblade Dragon October 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #261137

Well covered Sue

Chrisd765 October 7, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #261138

4 pages left of this chapter. I’m curious to how this will end.

Dudeler October 7, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #261139

Pamphlet = instant art-knowledge.

Anoukk October 7, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #261140

only 4 pages left? can it move that fast?

SomeBro October 7, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #261141

Finally, a page where both Sue and Paulo are blushing. Let the shippers rejoice.

Also, Sue you can’t really judge him for not liking the art. It is his opinion after all.

I wonder how long before Paulo gets caught… he was obviously nervous about something in the first few panels… might have been bumping into Sue, but I have a feeling it has something to do with him being up here at all.

supertails19 October 7, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #261142

Heh I gotta admit that like Paulo, iam not fascinated with such art. If anything, school usualy wants you to know things like, the name of the painting and its artist, what it was made in and in what era was it made. In fact that he did bother to get up there after being mocked that he migh cause David get lower grade with him, I say he does try. You go Paulo 8-)

EvilKitty3 October 7, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #261144

Look at them bond over the same piece. budding love over a confusion about art.
Now, what needs to be done is for someone to take the candybooru of sue and abby and put paulo in there

Twoplusfiveequallsseven October 7, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #261145

Doesn’t even try? He just decided to go against his own thoughts on the matter, even after you all ridiculed him behind his back, simply to go up and be there with his friends. It certainly seems to me that he’s “trying”, if only to assure he’s not excluded from the group. Besides, Sue doesn’t seem to think much of the art anyway, she simply believes that she should be able to criticize the art work in the museum because of how smart she is; but theres a difference between being naturally intelligent and being able to perceive what a piece of art means to you, mainly because of disinterest in art whatsoever. I think Sue really doesn’t care much for art but wants to be one of the more intellectual persons in the group, so as to avoid seeming like Paulo. But hey, ‘least she’s “trying”.

Turanis October 7, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #261146

Maybe he is a secret artist agent…

Bolgverk October 7, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #261147

Aaaand… That’s why I love this comic so much!

As I said before, its pretty enjoyable to see the weakness and strength of each character. My respect for Paulo fell already, because I won’t forget what he did on the other pages of this chapter, yet… If he bought the ticket for trying to be a better person, it will show us that he is a character that wants to be a better person. I really got this feeling that Paulo was going to buy a ticket, and hope that he did it for his own personal growth than just “answering an indirect defy”.

I find it interesting that Paulo made the same critic that Sue did on last page, its also a signal for Sue to remember her that she still is a young girl and not an “I know everything about my friends and the world!”.

… Really, I love so much this comic! <3

Teh Lvy! October 7, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #261148

Human art in the BCB world? :o

Delusional October 7, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #261149

Ack, sue is really starting to annoy me. I’m not saying she’s a bad person, but dang, she just keeps yelling and shouting, especially at Paulo. The moment he came she got this dark look on her face and she already started harassing him. I think she just likes to yell and antagonize people, jeez…. There must be something more to this, like she likes him or she thinks its his fault about something. :/

Dogman October 7, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #261151

“So what does it mean then?,” It’s a paradox! The BCB equivalent to furry art. Sue’s initial reaction makes so much sense now.

How come no one’s thought of this before? :smirk:

Hawz October 7, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #261154

@Haws, http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p16.html I think people have noticed how there are human characters in movies and pieces of art, but not that many people care or want to make a big deal about it. Personally I think it is a pretty cool aspect of BCB so far, but I bet somebody somewhere will disagree. To each their own. :x

Also, Sue’s face in panel 5 is perfect. Mad Lucy Now I see where all the PauloXSue shippers came from.

@MaronaPossessed(below) : If you are talking about that Taeshi Diary with the dog, then I guess she’s more used to sad things than I thought. I cried when I read that so I have no idea how she must have felt. :(

supertails19 October 7, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

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Taeshi…why draw something so sad? ;_;

MaronaPossessed October 7, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #261156

@Turanis: I don’t think it is that Sue is disinterested in the art, simply that she has other things on her mind at the moment and isn’t actually fully focused on the task. I can imagine in the last page that she was thinking about how this would normally be when Lucy would comment to her or argue with Mike.

Regardless of how high her interest is though, it can be quite hard to describe what art pieces mean to you and it doesn’t help when you aren’t actually focused on the task.

Also, it seems more likely that due to the different speech bubble shape and the fact that the characters weren’t coloured that the ‘ridicule’ was merely what Paulo THOUGHT they said which could be quite different from what they said. You can mishear things quite easily when you already have an expectation of what someone will say.

And I’m assuming she says he doesn’t try because he barely put any thought into what he said about the painting. He’s not trying that hard to understand the art after all. He is trying very hard to not be left out of the group but that is completely different from what Sue is referring to.

Moogle October 7, 2013, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #261157

Was I the only one who thought the painting was talking to Sue in the second to last panel? :nope:

Fyre October 7, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #261158

@Fyre I thought the painting was too at first glance

Twoplusfiveequallsseven October 7, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #261159

That’s not sad, sad is that a child died of lead poising on china within the past day (about 1 a day) and wasn’t even acknowledged as human after their death and as such was left to rot and decompose unburied (children die so often the law doesn’t acknowledge them as human until thy turn two)

Sue is embarrassed and angry at Paulo because he reached the same confused conclusion she did in much less time withou even caring or trying to understand that painting

Misanthrope October 7, 2013, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #261160

In panel 7 it looks like the paintings talking XD

Sea-Foam October 7, 2013, 2:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #261161

Blushing Sue is best Sue.

Flame_LoneWolf October 7, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #261162

Oh wow :D this page is great. I’m kinda glad my assumptions were wrong on the last page, they were depressing me for a bit :( .

Its okay not to know everything Sue, just embrace it and move one (she’s totally not going to do so out loud, though)

Subaru October 7, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #261164

I’m an artist and going for my BFA and I still agree with Paulo >_> not every bloody picture has to have a meaning. Tho I hate going to galleries most of the time even if my stuff is in them XD

Mego October 7, 2013, 3:45 PM EST.

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I thing Sue love Paulo :D

Mr-Hero-Bio October 7, 2013, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #261166

Sue may be the intellectual one but Paulo could see the picture and do what Sue could not “criticize” the art, he could express his own opinion with just looking that picture one time: “the color are plain and boring, she is just standing there”. Sue could no do that and she is the “intelectual” :/

eagle October 7, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #261167

That girl’s overalls are scaring me. D:

Sue is not having a good time at all yet, that sucks.

I finally think I understand what Taeshi meant when she told us that this chapter would broaden our minds.

Each page with art had details that made us really question what it was or what it meant, I think most of us couldn’t figure out what it was. Once we learned what it was, mind broadened. Also, Daisy was hiding in that first panel on the previous page.

@Taeshi: Man, these expressions are awesome!

Hawz October 7, 2013, 4:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #261168

Damn I can taste that burn sue

TheGentleman October 7, 2013, 4:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #261169

I’m not sure what the point in these chapters are anymore… Maybe it’s to show everyone acting differently since Lucy left. Or maybe it’s slowly leading up to something dramatic in a later chapter.
I dunno. But I hope in the end, everyone will be happy again. :(

Guest D October 7, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #261170

@Taeshi: “Behind the Yellow line,” reminds me of a sad story about a famous dog in Japan, the dog always went to a subway station to wait for his owner. One day, his owner died of a heart attack. The dog stayed at the station and wouldn’t leave. he died waiting for him. I believe that there was a statue made of the owner and the dog. I don’t remember who I heard this story from, I was about four when I heard it.

Hawz October 7, 2013, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #261171

I have yet to figure out why this chapter is titled critical hit. There were a few ideas but, nothing really seems to add up. I don’t think the idea is around Lucy though.

Fangs October 7, 2013, 4:35 PM EST.

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Sue’s kind of being an a55hole to Paulo

thatguy October 7, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #261173

well thats mean

broken October 7, 2013, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #261174


It’s all leading up to something bigger, because otherwise this comic will get boring real fast, no offense Taeshi. Lucy has to come back, or a lot of people will be disappointed and lead that to reason that they won’t read this comic anymore.

Summed up:
1. Something big will happen
2. Lucy will return


It’s called critical hit because Sue and Paulo smacked their heads together.

Who knows, maybe Lucy will appear at the end of the chapter.

Half Moon October 7, 2013, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #261175

Why don’t you have a comment section for Behind the Yellow Line?

Anyway, that was one suicidal dog =A=;

AJ October 7, 2013, 5:13 PM EST.

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The painting kinda looks like a human…? :x

Sambo October 7, 2013, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #261179

If anything is irrelevant, it’s this story arc. I like it, but I think it should have been saved until Mike stopped being, pardon my french, a complete *********.

I'll Eat Yourself October 7, 2013, 5:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #261180

paulo just knows hes doesnt understand art and accepts it but all the others think they know art but they dont and they are about to realize that thus the name critical hit

DinR October 7, 2013, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #261181

aah now I understand everything. sue has been embarassed for the same reason in all the last four pages: she can’t understand the art.
I’m glad there’s nothing else under her embarassment. I ship suexmccain u_u

boh... October 7, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #261182

big words can’t save her now >w<
guess it’s no use

Pyro October 7, 2013, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #261183


I was kicked from chat for trying to explain my beliefs to people who weren’t taking me seriously. How is that fair?

Half Moon October 7, 2013, 5:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #261184

Sick grammar, Paulo.

booty October 7, 2013, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #261185

And Paulo strikes back

Random dude October 7, 2013, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #261186

@Haws I believe that was the story of Hachiko.

Orpheus October 7, 2013, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #261187

@HalfMoon: You were kicked because you refused to listen to other people’s stances and accused them of being “heartless” and “immature” just because they did not share your opinions about Lucy. A kick means you can always come back, it’s not like you’re banned, it’s more of a “hey knock it off” when it’s used in the IRC. But you even said “goodbye” while throwing out more insults to the people in the chat.

Toastyjester is usually a kidder who likes pulling people’s legs, but everyone else was explaining their beliefs and you were being nothing but condescending and accusatory throughout it. Don’t paint it as something else.

Taeshi October 7, 2013, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #261188

Sorry, my sister was online. Sorry again. I will be on from now on, and I’ll make sure she doesn’t wreck my life or profile and make people mad.

Half Moon October 7, 2013, 6:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #261189

yeah kid keep blaming your non existent “sister” lmao

nerds October 7, 2013, 6:31 PM EST.

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Panel 7: The painting is talking.

The Nameless One October 7, 2013, 6:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #261191

So, is Sue getting flustered because she doesn’t “get” the art?

Original Name:Donut Steel October 7, 2013, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #261193

@Opheus: I always wondered what the story actually was, thanks!


Hawz October 7, 2013, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #261194

Did Paulo really pay money JUST to insult people and feel better about his insecurities? Really? **** man, grow up.

Guy October 7, 2013, 7:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #261195

Dude, you need to take some bitch pills and back the hell off of Paulo. It’s not his fault you’re on your man period. 8-)

Caitlynn Moss October 7, 2013, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #261196

:/:”T-that’s irrelevant!”
Doesn’t that just make you want to squeeze her cheeks?

Hawz October 7, 2013, 7:50 PM EST.

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Posted image

Hawz October 7, 2013, 7:53 PM EST.

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@lumpypumpkin: Be patient! I know this chapter seems sluggish. Just wait, you’ll have your, “critical hit,” soon enough.

That sounds kinda painful… :unsure:

Hawz October 7, 2013, 8:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #261200

as usual the expressions are wonderful and i cant wait to see what happens next BCB is always so fun to read and when there is an update it always brings a smile to my face, even if people feel the need to turn the comments into an argument

A2 October 7, 2013, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #261201

@guy I think he did it too prove a point, but damn talk about selling out

lov/hate/hurt October 7, 2013, 8:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #261202

Unlike some people *coughlumpypumpkincough*, I am thoroughly enjoying this chapter, especially because of the portrayal and deepening of Sue’s character. We never really get to see much of her or her interactions with the group.

Anon October 7, 2013, 8:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #261203

No, Susan, you’re trying to be “smart!” As usual!

SOGx-ray October 7, 2013, 8:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #261205

Paulo, you know how to make a girl blush…in a bad way.

Trubeque October 7, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #261206

Paulo gets around a lot… :love:

Lyrix October 7, 2013, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #261207

Paulo looks like he has rosacea in panel one D:, I didn’t think it was possible for cats to have it.

Hawz October 7, 2013, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #261209

dat paulo blush.

catwaffle October 7, 2013, 9:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #261210


Well good like trying to think with that non-existtant brain

My sister really did cockblock me and went on my computer. She’s so stupid sometimes, but she’s still my sister.

Half Moon October 7, 2013, 9:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #261211

“I may not know art, but I know what I like. And this is boring!”

Jessica U. Ingmann October 7, 2013, 9:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #261213

Guys, if you don’t get it, why don’t you just do one of two things. Either A: Get one of those headset things like Mike has. It’s practically telling him everything he needs to know. Or B: Just ask him or someone else. :/

Oceanus92 October 7, 2013, 10:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #261214

Mr-Hero-Bio October 7, 2013, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #261215

critique discouraged

SuitCase October 7, 2013, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #261216

Why does everyone argue so much in the comment section?

I find that no one is very tolerant, but the general consensus tends to win regardless of whether or not it makes sense.

Suitcase? Do you mean all artistic/storyline feedback, or just stuff along the lines of “I don’t like this part.”

Lickit&stickit October 7, 2013, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #261217

@Half-Moon: Why do you find it boring? I’m pretty content with the story from where I’m standing. :smirk:

@Lickit&stickit: I think Suitcase was talking about Paulo’s critique.

Hawz October 7, 2013, 10:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #261218

Paulo’s throwing a hissy fit

Lime October 7, 2013, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #261219

Is the lady in the picture holding a giant mallet? If so, is she Mario? With those colors, it would make sense.

MacDiver October 7, 2013, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #261221

“Blatant sexual tension” as said by Sue herself in an “Ask Roseville High” 8-) :/

Anon-Anon October 7, 2013, 11:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #261222

Women, hills, and bridges.
Don’t bother me.
I’m in a museum, seriously I’m trying to study. Leave me alone. XD

CHAOKOCartoons October 7, 2013, 11:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #261223

But in all seriousness, I wonder what McCain’s doing.
I’m loving this comic so far! It’s nice to get away from drama every once in a while. It’s great to see character development, even if it seems to deter from the main problem as the audience sees it. Excellent work, and I look forward to more!

Nex October 7, 2013, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #261225

At least Paulo had shown his own opinion. How about you Sue? Like a fool from some place north to HK.

HongKat October 8, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

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He gets around but I doubt she’d be into him.

Turanis October 8, 2013, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #261227

man…I thought the painting was talking to her for a minute…
but why get angry at Paulo? …I mean running into you? Understandable but…is she just upset because she doesn’t like the paintings as much as she thought she would…or because she doesn’t know the meaning behind the arts either?

Wolfy October 8, 2013, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #261228


on another note, YAY, Paulo x Sue makes me very happy!

My Grant October 8, 2013, 4:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #261229

@My Grant how can I like that statement, a million times?

Twoplusfiveequalsseven October 8, 2013, 4:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #261230

OH GOB I HOPE THIS CRACKSHIP TURNS INTO A THING. I mean look at them!!! Don’t they say that opposites attract? And besides, they don’t really offset each other too much because look they share the same opinionz 8D.

ThatCat October 8, 2013, 4:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #261231

Why are people still sceptical about the fact that Paulo actually went and bought a ticket? The reason he looks so nervous is because that he actually swallowed his pride to rejoin his friends, not that he snuck in (though I’m not completely ruling that out). If that doesn’t say a lot about Paulo then I don’t know what does. Deep down, he really cares about his friends.

Hams October 8, 2013, 6:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #261233

Still wondering where Lucy is…ya know…Lucy? The main character of the story who we haven’t seen in ****ing ever….yeah her.

Chazz October 8, 2013, 7:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #261234

Paulo’s face in panel three would make a great Character Portrait for a video game, I think.

Logan October 8, 2013, 8:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #261235

I don’t mind art snobs. Only thing that really gets me is when people who are just good artists get called creative…

Huh? October 8, 2013, 8:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #261236

I can hold it back no longer. I can’t scroll down the damn comments section without someone mentioning the ice-cold, snow-white cat. We probably have about 70 filler chapters now!

Gate-senpai October 8, 2013, 10:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #261237

Mad Lucy I noticed as well…
have patience on the main character, its at least nice to know/hear about what the others are up to

hythrollic October 8, 2013, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #261238

three pages ago: hey sue, is something wrong? two pages ago: you missing lucy or crushin ion someone? one page ago: oh hell no this page: THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!!!

RerunGirl October 8, 2013, 11:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #261239

@Lucy fans: Lucy will be away for quite some time so enjoy these chapters with other characters. It is their time to shine and last time I checked, Lucy was not the only main character… there are 4 of them and hey look we have one of them on this page. 8-)

Lucy is gone for now, get over it and enjoy watching the other characters interact and go on with their lives while she recovers. Physically she’s doing better now, but that doesn’t change the fact that mentally she was a wreck last time we saw her. If you think all of that will be fixed up after a few weeks, then you are sadly mistaken.

We will probably see Lucy again much later after she’s more stable and maybe we will even see her surrounded by new friends in a new location as she enjoys her new life. If that knowledge isn’t good enough, then keep quiet and whine to yourself about Lucy not being around.

Tl;Dr: We will see Lucy again, but not anytime soon. Just keep your complaints to yourself and if you are really desperate, then go back to the many previous chapters that have Lucy to get your fix. Hopefully you care enough to be back in the future when we see her again.

supertails19 October 8, 2013, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #261707

The thing with art is that it doesn’t mean a specific thing, these two shouldn’t fight over art :/

Petrotasia October 10, 2013, 6:26 AM EST.

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