79. Critical Hit, page posted 9/16/13

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Comment ID #259581

I think the safe bet is that they have found a nude statue

Chrisd765 September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #259582


jimmy September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #259583

Almost got to hear Amaya actually talk. Dagnabit, was that you Paulo!?

BetaMonkey September 16, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259584


im not impressed

SomeBro September 16, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259585

Just when Amaya was about to talk D:

kittysmith September 16, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259586

Poor Amaya! Lolz!

5Cats September 16, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259587

Lol so close Amaya so close :x

Wafflesftw September 16, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259588

We almost got a word from Amaya. So close yet so far. lol. Now we gotta wonder act of stupidity the dynamic duo will come up with now.

starfighter105 September 16, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259589

Amaya is going to tal~

J SturMinator September 16, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259590

that sculpture left Amaya speechless :x

Blue fox September 16, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #259591

Amaya’s determined/serious/angry face in panel 6 is kinda adorable

Bob Bobington September 16, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #259592


8-) 8-D_______|| :/ :x

Cloud September 16, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #259593

Amaya reminds me of the snail Gary from Spongebob. Cept ironically she doesn’t meow.

I_Love_Lucy September 16, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #259594


Steak Inc September 16, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #259595

Haha finally a Sue chapter! :) Keeping fingers crossed that McCain appears too. :’)

oo September 16, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #259596

Sex…………..would be my guess :P

Pepe Le Pew September 16, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #259597

Just when we thought we hear Amaya speak, the guys ruin the moment.

Keyblade Dragon September 16, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #259598

if you spoke Amaya it’s going to be another 4 months be fore she speaks.

Blue fox September 16, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #259599

Sooooo close D: We were sooo close to seeing her talk.

KaliOfDarknesss September 16, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #259600

So close…

Gabba September 16, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #259601

Yes, Yes, more Amaya! Jeez I really wonder what is getting them excited? Its just a museum. On a side note, I have always hated those generic artsy questions…

Pirinja03 September 16, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #259602

Oh, come on!!!

Mr-Hero-Bio September 16, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #259603

Taeshi why!!!

Just when Amaya was gonna talk


wr3h September 16, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #259604

THANK YOU, whoever said that. Who knows what would happen if :x spoke. We dodged a bullet there.

Hawz September 16, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #259605

could you please report the “Rise of Mythos” flash ad? It automatically opened a new window when I came here.

M September 16, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #259606

Amaya! I forgot how adorable you were!

13lackout September 16, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #259607

So close, we were so close to her speaking… :x

Anon-Anon September 16, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259608

lol, “How does this make you feel?”
I’d tell you, but first I need a lounging chair, doc, and maybe some coffee, oh! And some coffee cake to go with it.
Amaya’s pensive faces and that look of realization, I love the dawning look of realization on people’s faces, seems to speak more than any words she’d utter.
Sue seems to be thinking about it too, but she seems…worried? It’s okay Sue, don’t be afraid to wonder…about sand castles.
You know, maybe Amya was about to say it was perfect, but someone else beat her to the punch in a very loud “Sue-is-going-to-pinch-your-backskin” way.

Blank On Purpose September 16, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #259609

I betcha he found replicas of Michael Angelo’s paintings hehe!

Knux-the-Killer September 16, 2013, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #259610

I want to take Sue’s clipboard for some reason.

*reaches for clipboard*

:/: “!” *slaps*


Hawz September 16, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #259611

@I_Love_Lucy: Yesssssssss. I agree.

Hawz September 16, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #259612

Amaya speaking? Lucy missing? Abbey and Daisy considering sex? IT’S THE APOCALYPSE

Misanthrope September 16, 2013, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #259613

She was so close! :(

SeasonPrecure September 16, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #259614

Amaya you spoke!…sort of…

bluesky September 16, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #259615

without lucy i feel like this http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c44/p15.html T.T

2shy September 16, 2013, 2:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #259616

@Misanthrope: It’s exactly what I mean by, “We dodged a bullet,” Amaya speaking would be the nail in the coffin for all of us. :P

Hawz September 16, 2013, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #259617

Amaya’s first word.

Hawz September 16, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #259618

She was about to talk and SOMEBODY just cut her
r-ude-uh :x

BlueBerry September 16, 2013, 3:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #259619

This chapter is already pretty awesomely done from an artist’s perspective The expressions really stand out to me more than previous chapters. I’ve been reading since back when everything was all sketchy pencil lines (I was in 7th grade) and it’s just so cool to see the improvement of the comic and Tae’s art style.
Also, this seems like a (hopefully) drama free chapter in which we can see some character interaction and development between less-focused characters through comedy or regular “slice of life” situations. I like that.
(Yeah I know last chapter wasn’t very dramatic but Abbey and Daisy arcs remind me of watching paint dry. Honestly I’d learn more about their characters and like them more if they actually had something go wrong in their relationship. But this isn’t about them. And I’m not being a stuck up douche criticizing the comic. It’s just my opinion, don’t flame me D:) This chapter is fun though.

P.S. Amaya so kawaii desu~

Taotao September 16, 2013, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #259620

Derp my home double posted

Taotao September 16, 2013, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #259621

Let me guess. They found a gigantic golden *****.

kommo1 September 16, 2013, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #259622

asdfghjkl Amaya’s such a cutie

Furball September 16, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #259623

Pfff…. bad boys, it was that one moment. :c go to your rooms Furious Abbey

Annie September 16, 2013, 4:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #259624

Haha this is now my favorite page XD

Ember September 16, 2013, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #259625

she’s so quiet.
They probably found a doodle of a d*** on the wall or something

Kindle_Kat September 16, 2013, 4:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #259626

I will keep hold to my promise, I am literally jumping up and down….in a store. People are staring and I am walking away-
Like a sir >;)

Mcturtle September 16, 2013, 5:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #259627

Sue is -this- close to snap.

ResidentEddy September 16, 2013, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #259628

Noooo! Her voice! I wanted to be able to pretend to hear her voice! Or at least read it! Whehrhhrhrrr… Not fair, Paulo! Not fair!!

Alaystus September 16, 2013, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #259629

Just dawned on me that nude is kind of a mute point since they hardly ever have clothes on, still expecting a large pair of tits though.

Also I’m guessing Amaya is either always going to get cut off, or possibly explode and have a page full of speaking.

Chrisd765 September 16, 2013, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #259630

*Grabs person who interrupted Amaya and throat punches them*

TheGentleman September 16, 2013, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #259631

*This* close to sort of hearing Amaya speak. -_- Although I don’t think I would be surprised if by the time this whole comic will end, we still don’t get to hear her speak. :(

Hunter September 16, 2013, 6:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #259632

If David thinks a statue is perfect (for only he would yell that at maximum volume like that) then it CAN’T be good.

Guessing September 16, 2013, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #259633

Huh, I always assumed Amaya was mute.

Richthofen September 16, 2013, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #259634

Is this “The arc where Sue actually becomes a main character”?

And all she had to do was bump off that stupid white cat.

Titanium Dragon September 16, 2013, 6:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #259635

@Richthofen: She was shown on a phone before even though we couldn’t see what she was saying and Sue has said Amaya was on the phone with her so she can speak, she just doesn’t do it on screen. XD

Moogle September 16, 2013, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #259636

Almost amaya, almost…. it’ll in another day xD

eagle September 16, 2013, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #259637

Amaya was about to speak, then she got cut off.

Yeah, thanks for that, Paulo/whoever spoke. If Amaya talked, the whole universe would end.

RJC September 16, 2013, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #259638

And so God’s words are kept from us again…

Oxenkses September 16, 2013, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #259639

@Oxenkses : Haha! XD

SeasonPrecure September 16, 2013, 7:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #259640

Amaya interrupted. Taeshi y u do dis.

StraightFace September 16, 2013, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #259641

@Oxenkses: Could be the opposite… D:

Hawz September 16, 2013, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #259642


I’m just adding my comment to all the others.

Hawz September 16, 2013, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #259643

when amaya finally talks, i expect it to be really unexpected. like profanity every other word :x

Fergilicious September 16, 2013, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #259644

Wait guys, Amaya DID talk! She spoke in braille!

Deiser September 16, 2013, 8:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #259645


Subaru September 16, 2013, 9:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259648

Oh Amaya, you’re such a cutie pie.

Rae September 16, 2013, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #259650

I’m not sure why Amaya likes that bow-tie of hers. Maybe it’s just me, but it looks sort of tom-boyish with her short hair.

I_Love_Lucy September 16, 2013, 9:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #259652

Just saying… it’s not like we would have heard her talk. Either way, that’s probably if not definitely the closest we will get for that to happen.

Brick September 16, 2013, 9:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #259653

What’s perfect?
nothing… That’s what 8-D
I kill you now…
*runs away* :nope:

Lyrix September 16, 2013, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #259654


I often thought that maybe she has a scar or some sort of reason she don’t speak under it. i could be wrong since she just tried to speak but i duno.

Sanchan September 16, 2013, 10:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #259655

I always thought she was a tomboy.

TheGentleman September 16, 2013, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #259656

A scowl might as well be her perminant expression :p

Steel Wings September 16, 2013, 10:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #259657

@Lyrix: What’s perfect? 8-D

Hawz September 16, 2013, 11:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #259658

For a second I thought Amaya was gonna hack a furball. That would have been infinitely uncomfortable for us to see. :O

Is that Sue’s tail in the bottom, right-hand corner, or is it part of the painting?

Hawz September 16, 2013, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #259659

Oh, Amaya was about to say something. And David interrupted her.

…man, being sick sucks. Can’t even come up with a good comment. :(

Oceanus92 September 16, 2013, 11:22 PM EST.

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Hawz September 16, 2013, 11:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #259661

@Hawz: I’d say… painting.

And shouldn’t Sue’s eyes be looking the other way in the last panel? It looks like she’s mad at Amaya!

5Cats September 16, 2013, 11:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #259662

@5cats: She was already looking at Amaya when her expression changed, it’s likely an effect Taeshi tried to make, it works better in animation. I’ll call it Sue’s stress-cringe.

Hawz September 17, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #259663

soooooooooooooooooooooooooo close :love: but then too far ._. god dam it paulo 8-) and david 8-D

rex_inazaky September 17, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #259664

NOOOOO she was about to speak AHHH
poor :x

CoolBad September 17, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #259665

@Taeshi: Lots of expressions going on in this page, I Love It!

Hawz September 17, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #259667


CHAOKOCartoons September 17, 2013, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #259668

I always did like those “inhalus interruptus” jokes in cartoons. Like in that one episode of The Simpsons! Or more recently, Dragon Ball Z Abridged! “Nobody cares what Yamcha thinks!!” Hiiilarious!

Jessica U. Ingmann September 17, 2013, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #259669

@Hawz: “it’s likely an effect Taeshi tried to make,”

Ah, IC. That does make sense.

5Cats September 17, 2013, 4:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #259670

Sue speaks for all of us.


Chocothunda September 17, 2013, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #259672

Whoever interrupted Amiya better have a VERY safe place to hide!

Trubeque September 17, 2013, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #259673

>>> :x << She’s so CUTE!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone September 17, 2013, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #259674

……..Amaya(?) almost spoke!
“ALMOST” being the key-word…… So close….. T~T

Tekurin September 17, 2013, 10:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #259675

I was thinking, a few semesters back I had to visit the Metropolitan Museum for a college course, and ran into one of my high school friends, who was going to a whole different college at the time.

Might we get a similar situation here with the gang and Lucy? Only time can tell!

13lackout September 17, 2013, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #259690

sue,jessica and jasmine are the prettiest females in here

kiki September 17, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #259730

DAMNIT DAVID YOU RUINED IT, WE ALMOST SAW AMAYA SPEAK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THIS WHOLE THING. Eh-hem. Sorry, lost my temper there. Ladies have their moments. :-*

ShizuTheKhaoManee September 18, 2013, 4:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #259815

Noooooooo so close

Tacsi September 18, 2013, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #259851

4 panels of cute Amaya faces :love:

Seoq September 19, 2013, 10:26 AM EST.

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Discord5 September 20, 2013, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #260001

Panels 5 & 6 made me think of a Bones moment. ‘I will think about it til my brain explodes.’

Wixvhen September 21, 2013, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #263361

poor amaya. if only the universe will allow us to hear her speak… :x

Adrian October 28, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #273681

I love Amaya’s facial expressions

ShutitMcCain January 24, 2014, 8:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #283479

guys amaya was going to talk in morse code

i seriously think she was talking in morse code

La Potato July 2, 2014, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #298473

So close! Is it weird that Amaya is one of my favorite characters? She doesn’t say anything but somehow she’s so relatable. :x

Proxy Fox May 3, 2015, 12:03 AM EST.

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