79. Critical Hit, page posted 9/18/13

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Critical Hit — Page 5
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Comment ID #259739

omg o:

yo September 18, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #259740

Oh, it is art. 8-D

I knew there would be a 007 moment.

Hawz September 18, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259741

Too perfect! <3

BeanieButt September 18, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259742

was it worth it

was it *really* worth it

Paige September 18, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259743


randomdice September 18, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259744

00 Paulo.

Blue fox September 18, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259745


Are you sure about the special stage? Are there enough rings?! XD

see what I did there? 8-)

kaminari683 September 18, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #259746

Why can I see the art work ending up rolling off somewhere

Chrisd765 September 18, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #259747

I don’t know about you guys, but I was expecting a hole in the wall. I really, really was.

Lost_Cookie September 18, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #259748

*Throws a bowler hat*


Pepe Le Pew September 18, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #259749

Do you expect my to talk. 8-)

TheGentleman September 18, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #259750

@ Lost_Cookie it is still just a hole in all its hollie good ness

Blue fox September 18, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #259751

@ TheGentleman no mr Paulo I expect you to write this essay. HAHAHA

Blue fox September 18, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #259752

5Cats September 18, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #259753

Wait, whaaaaat? :question:

Mr-Hero-Bio September 18, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #259754

The lols.
They abound to no ends. So much are the lols that I have been stunned into a momentary state where I cannot even make exclamations.
Maybe they should write an essay on how that particular piece of art makes them feel like secret agents.
Also, Paulo’s face on the last panel is priceless. Nothing like the green, clueless, but often innovative and lucky agent. Comedy/Action?

Blank On Purpose September 18, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #259755

@5Cats: So many circles…

I’m in an art class, how ironic. :D

In panels 5, David seems like he’s looking at himself in a mirror.

Hawz September 18, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #259756

It’s a tire. It’s an olive. Oh, it’s a portal. *face-palms*

I wanna go to that special stage!

Hawz September 18, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #259757

David and his shenanigans.

Keyblade Dragon September 18, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #259758

David has a gift 8-D

Wafflesftw September 18, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #259759


Sanchan September 18, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #259760

The piece of artwork allows you to see punctuation about a persons state of mind, floating around their head…. Or it’s just a circle

Misanthrope September 18, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #259761

XD James Bond ref! Lol!

Jayden September 18, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #259762

I love the way Paulo hesitantly goes along with it.

Laufente September 18, 2013, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #259763

I wonder where that portal leads to

KiraDood5 September 18, 2013, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #259764

xD Wow! It’s been awhile since this comic has made me actually laugh aloud. Good job Taeshi!

Stevum September 18, 2013, 3:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #259765

Paulo, james Paulo. I’m so gla i have a job now that keeps me busy. Now When i have time i just read 6 pages. I hated waiting

JustSomeCritic September 18, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #259766

Ah, David. If only his funny levels were turned into food, there would be no hunger

Sono September 18, 2013, 3:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #259767

That would require him to be funny in the first place, and not a annoying idiot with no sense of when it’s proper to crack a joke and when it’s not.

Front September 18, 2013, 4:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #259768

And then they’re both expelled because Zero Tolerance. :(

RealWorlder September 18, 2013, 4:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #259769

@RealWorlder What are you talking about?

Tamaska- September 18, 2013, 4:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #259770

I really missed David being like David all this time. Finally we have a chapter with his characteristic humor 8-D

DanWeilver September 18, 2013, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #259771

Doughnut? :question:

The Nameless One September 18, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #259772

Haha! 8D
Nice! XD

SeasonPrecure September 18, 2013, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #259773

I just LOVE David! :D

SeasonPrecure September 18, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #259775

@The Nameless One


Gate-senpai September 18, 2013, 5:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #259776

Is it just me… or is the room spinning. I keep bumping into walls and I just landed on this Gem of sorts… what’s going on?

Bunk September 18, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #259777

I hope it has something to do with McCain and sue

Bobbie September 18, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #259779

007….I smell upcoming artwork!

Mcturtle September 18, 2013, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #259780

And now, Paulo as Agent 007, in such movies as:
From Roseville With Love
You Only Live Nine Times
The Man With The Blue Scarf
The Dog Who Loved Me
The Essay Is Not Enough
Write Another Day

and Gradefall.

Oceanus92 September 18, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #259783

David understands the important things in life. I think everyone needs a little more David.

Lumi September 18, 2013, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #259786

David, you’re childish, immature, and your intelligence is lacking.
… Your the kind of person people need to be friends with, to make their life more interesting and fun. 8-D

Xeneus September 18, 2013, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #259787

8-D, you are aware that if 8-) is 007, that means you’re DEAD, right?
8-D: Huh?
8-): Pshwhoo! Pshwhoo!
8-D: Lazer gun…Lincoln next… *dies*

That statue in panel 3 is creepy, it looks like :unsure:.

Panel 1 made me think, “Paulo-Ninja!”

Taeshi indirectly reminded me of Cardcaptor- :P.

There sure is tons of creative comments lately, all thanks to 007 and modern art!

I’ve always liked donuts.


On a slightly related note, what would the theme song change to? What would ADELE be in the BCB world? Why am I asking YOU these questions?

Hawz September 18, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #259788

They must’ve collected enough rings in order to see that :D

Chocothunda September 18, 2013, 7:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #259789

Well, but this is only a simple geometry.

HongKat September 18, 2013, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #259790

@Hawz: The songs would probably all stay the same. Just maybe with Lucy singing the songs with lyrics. After all… Paulo Bond. 8-)
And you are asking me these questions because I CAN ANSWER THEM. *puts on shades, arm fold*

Oceanus92 September 18, 2013, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #259791

@Oceanus92: I’m not impressed. *puts 3-d glasses on with background explosion, and Gangnam Style playing* NERD BOND

Hawz September 18, 2013, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #259792

@Hawz: *quick-draws and simply shoots you in the chest*
I never get the chance to impress anyone.
*shades upon shades* 8-)
They don’t last long enough.

Oceanus92 September 18, 2013, 8:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #259794

@Oceanus92: *simply shoots you between the eyes, above the glasses, and disappears into the shadows * You’re killed instantly.

Bulletproof vests work best when your opponents don’t know you have one.

Still not impressed. :/

Hawz September 18, 2013, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #259796

@Hawz: …huh.
Darn. :(
Although…wait. I made a stupid mistake when I knew the whole time I should have just shot you in the head…I wasted my time with stupid, unnecessary dramatics…and then I GLOATED…

Oceanus92 September 18, 2013, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #259797

@Oceanus92: Well played either way. :P

Hawz September 18, 2013, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #259798

My name’s Bond, Hawz Bond.

Hawz September 18, 2013, 8:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #259799

@ Hawz That sounds like the miss pronounciation if Husband.

GLaDOS September 18, 2013, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #259800

@ Hawz
*Hits Hawz with a shovel on the head*

There, now you’re Bond, Dead Bond.

GLaDOS September 18, 2013, 8:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #259801

@GLaDOS: pfffffft *laughs self silent*

Hawz September 18, 2013, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #259802

*Nerd gadgets avenge*

I can’t think of anything else to say…In the words of Taeshi…


Hawz September 18, 2013, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #259803

That was awesome! :love:

Hawz September 18, 2013, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #259805

Davy uses bond reference…. Its supper efective

unoppo September 18, 2013, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #259807

Is it just me or does paulo seem to be a little bit more of a jerk than usual???

Zacharie September 18, 2013, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #259808

Oh David, you are hilarious as always

Grant September 18, 2013, 9:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #259811

I can’t help but smile at this ;)

Shadow September 18, 2013, 9:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #259817

I can’t find it but i remember seeing a video making fun of the bond scene with a fat guy who kept getting shot.

Just a Fan September 18, 2013, 11:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #259829

Finally, a hornier spy then James Bond

Trubeque September 19, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #259832

Oh Oh Oh next come a “Lord of the Rings” Moment :D

Feliene September 19, 2013, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #259833

1st of all must say last panel is pretty cool
2nd this is my first comment
3rd does anyone know when Lucy will appear again she is one of my favorite characters as far as females other than jasmine
4th I just realized that Lucy is born in early November making her a Scorpio (horoscope) which explains why we act quite alike quite weird really even down to blue eyes and me having extremely blonde hair if it got lighter it would be white but just thought that was cool :)

The one and only me September 19, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #259834

As dumb as those two are, you gotta admit they deserve an A+ for that one right there. lol.

starfighter105 September 19, 2013, 2:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #259835

I guess most of us were wrong. I said most cuz there couldve been a few smarty pants’ that knew the answer :P

ShizuTheKhaoManee September 19, 2013, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #259836

my name … is bond, JAMES BOND 8-)

rex_inazaky September 19, 2013, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #259843

daaaaaaave <3<3<3

lucy September 19, 2013, 5:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #259849

James bond moment jeje

eagle September 19, 2013, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #259850

There are hardly any serious comments on this page. Finally, everyone relaxed.

Hawz September 19, 2013, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #259852

Do you expect me to talk David? 8-)

No, Paulo. I expect you to die. 8-D

Seoq September 19, 2013, 10:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #259853

@just a fan,

I know the scene you’re thinking about, but it wasn’t a fat guy. It was from American Dad, Stan tries to do the James Bond intro for the Tearjerker episode. He ends up getting shot because he didn’t realize the spiralling circle is supposed to be the barrel of a gun.

If it helps i’ll site the line from the scene:

Stan (after getting shot): AH, what the hell! Wait you’re a gun, I always thought you were like an eye ball or something

(walks off)

Stan: Douche

buchanen_neket September 19, 2013, 10:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #259855

Lol, James Bond Reference!

Michelle September 19, 2013, 11:51 AM EST.

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Candycorn Lover September 20, 2013, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #260099

bad bad paoulo not getting the 007 reference

DrackeStalenTorgen September 23, 2013, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #260602

Hehe, that one was actually funny coming from david.

Otter guy September 30, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #263283

David’s sense of humour is excellent.

TheClosetFurfag October 26, 2013, 7:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #281241

I think it’s really interesting how @Taeshi uses a gallery as the setting here, and I think we can learn a lot about the characters by interpreting the art.

First some background. Many pieces of art feature a “focal point” which draws your attention, and often times it is the most important part of a piece. In the case of the donut, the focal point is the hole in the middle. There’s nothing there! You get to define your own focal point. Depending on where you’re standing (your perspective), what you see through the hole in the donut might be something different. The donut represents your ability to define your own focal point (in life perhaps), and the pedestal tells us this idea is worth glorifying.

David instantly gets the piece. He places Paulo at the focal point of his perspective and tells him to strike a James Bond pose. (Kinda sweet huh?) David’s focal point is friendships and his desire to have fun.

Paulo doesn’t get it though. I imagine him staring at the wall through the donut and thinking, “What’s the point?” All he sees is the hole. Paulo’s focal point is this void inside himself; the way that he’s never satisfied. Mostly he tries to fill the void with different girls, but it always ends in futility. Whether it’s Jasmine or Tess or Daisy or Lucy, it always falls apart because he’s not satisfied. Furthermore, it easy to see why he likes Lucy so much. Like everyone else, he has put Lucy on this pedestal (like the donut) and decided that if he can attain her, the unattainable perfect girl, then he will truly be happy.

He’s got a lot of character development to do.

alpaca May 17, 2014, 10:49 AM EST.

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