guy who’s skull i just caved in
you with the concussion
do a brah a solid, willyaz
Hahahahaha. Fucking classic Thug.
Listening to ‘Treated Right’ by Terry Reid and realised it’s totally EJ’s song…
Holy crap ahahahaha
Oh god Elliot you are the stupidest thing ever
Take that third door on your right. It’s the stairs. Go UP the stairs all the way to the top. Go through the little door, close your eyes, and walk straight ahead. It should take you about 12 paces to find the up-step, and after that it’s stairs again all the way down to the basement. Trust me, you’ll get there quickly after that.
I hope EJ finds the Jakes. Watching them fuck up each other’s shit would make me smile real big.
This. Seeing EJ get fucked up for his cruel and tragic shenanigans will be a welcome thing.
EJ you are a barmpot. What are you like.
I’d say EJ needs a serious beating but he doesn’t seem like he’d learn anything from it.
You have to give him a good beating, a good hard beating so it took.
Also, I support the “running into jakes” idea. Or better yet, having Ray walk in on them right now
If he just happened to encounter the Jakes woman he struck, in the company of certain others of her number…(sigh) what a beautiful beat-down, no?
I kind of got the sense that a lot of EJ’s problem is too many people thought a good solid beating would fix him up. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t know how to find basements?
That may very well be, but tell it to Ben right now….
Glad I’m not him. Truly, truly not my idea of fun. ‘Sides which, EJ’s not having to take all his food through a straw (at least not yet), so maybe there’s time for a little more, uh, discipline.
Is this the one that had you giggling nonstop?
’cause I’m giggling nonstop XD XD XD XD XD XD XD
If it weren’t for the crippling head wound, nausea and blacking out, I bet Ben would be too.
I like/hate the character. I always want to know what he’s gonna do next. EJ’s really interesting.
The last time I recieved a solid headshot (from an errant golf ball), getting up was followed by waves of nausea, and it lasted a while too. It’ll be interesting to see what Spike does to Ben.
Bleeding from the head
After EJ gets the info he then savagely clubs Ben to death.
Now, there ya go. Nice, neat, tidy, has a little bit of post-post-post-modernism to it…I kinda like it. Not that it doesn’t have a certain angst about it, but ain’t that what sells these days?
There’s a lot of blood in a head.
…A lot of blood.
Sure is. Last time i got a notable head wound, the jacket i had been wearing was ruined and my hair took a lot of showering to get clean again. The wound originated from a thrown rock the size of my fist that hit the top of my head.
Yeah, scalp wounds always bleed like WOAH.
EJ, the basement is usually DOWNSTAIRS, dude !
So it was Bash’s place they were looking for. That being the case, I can think of at least one way he could have gotten in without assaulting anyone…
Given that he’s too clueless to find the basement on his own, though, I can understand why he chose this method.
EJ is like a trainwreck that nevers stops.
E.J. had better that the Jake don’t find, Ray doesn’t catch him, he doesn’t wake Bash up, because in a fight I’d bet on the old man, and even if he beats him, any noise is likely to bring the Jake down on him, and most of all the Scipio doesn’t find Ben, because if Scipio finds Ben, he will get angry, and if Scipio gets angry, he will WANT to hurt E.J., and if Scipio hurts E.J. with the intent and desire to do so, well… you have to wonder whether a man can recover from something like that.
Forget Scip, O.o I’d look out for Reagan after committing violence on the little Asian man.
That’s right! I almost forgot, he really oughta save the last dance for Rayray. Now, THAT, my friends, would be a kewl tango. …Or maybe lambada. …Whatever. (VIVA!)
What was it Sunny said?
“Get him by himself and sell what’s left by the pound?”
Please, please, PLEASE, Spike. All I want for Christmas is to have Reagan AND Scip show up, and then just as EJ is beaten to a pulp, have Marcus come down to see what the commotion is.
As delicious as that would be, I’m kind of wondering whether Dr. Bash will prove to be quite the push-over that the Elliots seem to assume he’ll be….
Yes! Marcus…”Oh, my…now that REALLY, really wasn’t nice, you guys. …I’m cereal. …I’m super-cereal.” (Sorry. My mind went to South Park for a moment there.)
Considering they have the collective IQ of a turnip, I wouldn’t be surprised.
This page. This is the best page! Seriously it’s hilarious.
Dude EJ I don’t think he’s gonna tell you where the basement is. Maybe you should ask someone else dude.
Wait, so he couldn’t find a stairway on his own without help? Wow, and I thought Einstein was a genius….
Hey, EJ, I think you beat it out of him. Maybe he’ll remember if you hit him again :O
Ben is very polite to people who have hardly earned. that being as it may I’d murder a dude who stole my art supplies. (there’s some one some where with my old wacom that is lucky i don’t know him)
You’re so right. Theft can be a problem. It’s interesting, though, how much of a deluded loser a person has to be to steal from others, rather than just getting ahead by the usual and appropriate means.
Not to defend anything about EJ, but this generalization is a little strong: He is indefensible precisely because he gives more thoughtful and better-motivated criminals a bad name.
Forget the Jakes, please let him run into Reagan.
The watched pot never boils, and Spike has never failed to fake us out, so now he’s gonna live forever. >:(
…WOW. Now that’d be some dramatic writing. …I mean, as in how dramas sometimes don’t let you have what you expect. I didn’t think of that.
How long would he have to live before he grew any smarts at all?
EJ is about as bright as a nightlight with a burnt-out bulb. What does that say about Marcus? I’ll bet dirt could think circles around him. Not to mention dirt probably has a way better attitude.
Is it irony I’m detecting around the fact that EJ told Biggs (or Biggs made the assumption) that EJ was going to go find a guy who’d want to have sex with him…and, well, he’s looking for Dr. Bash.
This is all going to turn out to be a hilarious misunderstanding.
Okay, that made me laugh more that it probably should have… xD;
He didn’t even TRY to find the basement on his own!
I mean, really, why all this acrimony pointed EJ’s way? Man’s gotta eat, man’s gotta take care of his father-figure, and Ben was a ripe tomato just waiting to be plucked. If anything this will be a valuable lesson for our would-be everyman; granted he doesn’t have any serious brain damage. C’mon, guys, quit attempting to apply your morality to someone who’s been too long in the sun and supine on the asphalt with a sheet of night over his face. And besides, rash actions bring about the best drama. God bless you, you crazy sociopathic diamond, just stay the hell away from me.
Kinda hoping Ben flies off the deep end (he’s shown some barely-held-in-check temper, before), and EJ tries to use the gun and it blows up in his hand.
And THEN the Jakes find him.
So he bashed Ben for smack and he’s going to smack Dr. Bash too.
But then again, Dr. Bash might just give him the money in exchange for some love.
Or Dr. Bash is expecting him. Maybe, he ordered take out… that’s how prostitutes work right?
Any Jake’s gonna recognize that shitty gun poking out of EJ’s waistband. Doesn’t even need to be the one who can pick him out of a lineup.
This is all going to turn out to be an elaborate Super Mario Bros. reference, with EJ as Bowser, Ben as Princess Toadstool, and Hypatia as Mario.
Hey, it could happen. If a movie like “Men in Black” could become as popular as it did…now anything’s possible.
(What was that about talking worms, by the way? …I’m scared.)
(By the way, my comment regarding MIB had nothing to do with any social issues surrounding the word “black”. …Please. No one’s gonna keep me away from any MLK meeting if I wanna go, and if I don’t like any particular movie, that’s also my business. Get used to it.)
Wow… paranoid much? :3 What YOU need, is a hug. -hugs-
Thanks. (Sigh.) Y’know, one o’ these days, I’ll settle down, have a wife ‘n’ kids, ‘n’…(snif)…
Sweet Lord. XD Sweet, sweet, Lord what an airhead.
He’s not an airhead. Airhead at least have AIR between their ears.
EJ has a singularity inside his head. If EJ got a sizable enough head injury, half of AZ would be sucked into his skull.
Nah, still an airhead to me. If you’ve got directions in your hand, can’t follow ‘em, and decide to ask the dude you just clocked in the head then that’s pretty much the definition of an airhead/dumbass/whatevs the kids are callin’ ‘em these days.
I think we’re about to see what “terrible things” he did that made him “not a nice person”.
He gonna Hulk out on EJ.
Head wounds like that bleed alot but aren’t necessarily as bad as it looks. Unless there is head trauma and he was unconscious which means his brain got rattled in its skull. Now that is serious. He needs medical care—NOW.
I’m starting to jones for a new page.
I’m starting to biggs for a new page, if you know what I mean.
Because Biggs is a junkie.
And he’s in withdrawal.
Same here. I’m starting to resent how effectively Intermittent Reinforcement compels me to come back here every day, even if only to re-read the comments…
Something about lab rats and food, yep, now I remember. Eventually they all died of starvation? I get enough manipulation in the rest of my life.
Too bad we don’t get emails when a new page is added. ;)
EJ’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes, like a doll’s eyes.
So, this means someone is gonna have to get a bigger boat.
Or a shark. Well, certain kind of shark anyway. Some sharks have very weird eyes.
A thought: EJ has the envelope right up in his face. I thought he was smelling it the first time I saw the drawing (a while ago, yes?). But now I think maybe Spike is inferring he’s nearsighted, and maybe badly?
I was going to say maybe he can’t read, but then I remembered he was reading the horoscopes earlier while he was washing up.
You’re inferring that he’s nearsighted. Whether Spike is implying that he’s nearsighted remains to be seen.
Is the comic on hiatus or something? It’s been nearly a month since the last update.
Neeeeeed moooooore coooooomiiiiiiic….. I’d rather have 1 update per week than 3 updates one week and then 1-2 months’ break from updates. Yes, I’m addicted to Templarverse. =p
YES. I have comics I check once a week, because that’s when they update… as opposed to the MUST CHECK EVERY DAY conditioned response/irregular reward thing I have going on here. :-(
(At the very least, the top of the page shouldn’t really say M-W-F, no?)
A lot of the webcomic artists I follow have had to scale back from their original update schedule – from “7 days per week” to “5 days a week”, from “Tues & Thu” to “Thu only”, etc. And if they can’t update the comic for whatever reason, they usually put up SOMETHING along with an explanation/apology.
Yup, exactly. If 3 days a week is too much, a less frequent regular schedule works fine. Not like us fans aren’t crazy loyal around here…
Hi, everyone. (Ahem.) I’m Frank, I’m a Spike-oholic — what? Templaroholic? — okay, well, I’ve had it for a short while now. I can’t believe how easily I got hooked. I’m going through a healthy process, tho’, and my sponsor says he’s pleased with me…that’s a good thing. XD
(Singing quietly under his breath) Ain’t nothin’ but a good thang….
Jonezin for a new page.
If new pages aren’t ready some behind the scenes pages would be nice. Notes. Back ground information etc.
I’d settle for sketches, doodles, something that shows the artist is still alive.
Check the twitter feed. She’s alive. She’s just not drawing. Hateful nassenwrassenrickrasterdly…
Twitter and me so not on friendly terms. Hence I have trouble understanding the “feed” on the page – it looks like random stuff from random people.
So much good stuff going on. Glad if we could see more.
I mean, no pressure man, but I’m ready to see where this goes. I’m jonesin’ to find out who’s gonna save Ben’s ass, and I feel like an addict when I check this site twice a day. Please stop the withdrawals. Again, no pressure. But seriously there’s a little bit of pressure.
I think M. W. F. means More Waitin’, Folks.
C’mon Spike, we’re really missing TAZ! This is my favorite comic to live vicariously through.
Said much more politely than I was going to.
Deadish comic. :(
Eh, I don’t think this is (yet) the longest wait on TAZ, but _some_ update, even a silly doodle, would be nice. (I have a couple of comics that have been on hold for 1-2 years that I still check monthly. :-P)
Mrrrph. What happened to “Be back Monday, guys!”? Love ya Spike…you know I do…but if EJ doesn’t move soon, I’m not gonna be able to resist my ever-growing urge to kick him square in the jimmies. Just sayin… ;p
I’m really terrified that the comic is gone for good. Granted, I understand if Spike’s got some irons in the fire but I just wanted to say that this comic is one of my favorite things ever. I hope she continues at some point.
I wonder what game it is that Spike is playing…
Dragon Age 2 maybe? I know I didn’t hear much from my friend for a month or so after she installed it. (And I haven’t dared to install mine, until I have a week free from all other obligations. =p)
skyrim. just like everybody else.
Good lord, people. I know you’re jonesing for your comic fix, but artists have lives to that don’t always revolve around their comics. :P
Me, I wouldn’t mind a change of comic, and not just because I want to see the story to progress.
I just really don’t like watching TJ be that much of a dick without suitably gory consequences.
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