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We’re on our final weeeeeek~ This chapter has been all twisty and turny and long, huh?
People on the page before were requesting a forum. The true question is if it would be USED. Like it would be slightly odd to make a forum with basically no activity. I mean if people wanna talk about the most recent pages, they got the comments section here.. so anything else could be at the forum, but are there enough readers to make that something plausible to do? I actually talked to Souppy about a forum yesterday and he sprung the same question to me.. so I toss the same question to you guys. Have fun!
Father thought: “if you say so Son *grin* i will Trust you … These Kids Today nothing has changed ^^”
What a cool Dad he surely checked His Room ( check Ã Short wiev throuth litle opened door) always when He came back from work i think. So He were aware of her and He knew He can Trust him. This is my idea Why He is so cool in the end
Sry for my Bad english^^ have mercy
RSprinter March 15, 2010, 5:50 AM EST.
It’s okay RSprinter. Are you a new reader? I was a 3 days ago. I manage to go to school without feeling tired. I’m in another timezone btw(by the way). :> So, how do you like the comic so far RSprinter? Okay, I hope.
Phoenix March 15, 2010, 5:55 AM EST.
daumn his dad is pretty awsome o:
lol,I wonder if paulos dad was like that when he was young
seadogs123 March 15, 2010, 5:57 AM EST.
I agree with that statement seadog123. Btw, are you a new reader, if so, yo man. I’m a girl btw(by the way) my big bro(brother) was the one who made up btw. Hope all of you will start using that way of saying, BTW!!!
Phoenix March 15, 2010, 6:14 AM EST.
I am horrified
SuitCase March 15, 2010, 6:16 AM EST.
Awkward to explain, but technically Paulo should be trustworthy enough to control himself. Especially if his father doesn’t assult him with questions.
Ved of Flames March 15, 2010, 6:17 AM EST.
Yeah I’m Ã New reader and i like this webcomic so much i Read throuth chapter 34 then i thought 1:30 a.m. is Earyl enouth to get sleeping but this Story is yust so out of my Life somehow and Even more Not only because of the relationship to RL. But i have to say i became very Lonley Feeling while Reading the Story but at the Same time happy about me Living i cant remember some other webcomic Touched me so hard …*ahwm* i mean let me feel my singel Living. @ Autor : I Hope you will Final Set one Group picture of all or Even the Main characters together with their Patents at the end Of this epic webcomic. (maybe as special Gift 4fans i don’t think this will Be good in the storyline ( Party in the Park @ lucys birthday already Happens).
RSprinter March 15, 2010, 6:27 AM EST.
Wow, that could have ended a lot more ackwardly. Luckly, Paulo’s dad seems to be ok with his son walking down the stairs with girls he’s never meet, but perhaps he learned about the 2+ hours of crying from his wife.
As for a forum, if you do have enough readers to make it worth having one go for it.
Onwaichi March 15, 2010, 6:27 AM EST.
Wow it seem there are alot of new readers besides me. I read through the entire comic in about 2 1/2 nights, how about y’all?
Onwaichi March 15, 2010, 6:34 AM EST.
By the Way it seems Paolo is in Ã crush for Lucy pulling her by her Hand since they left His Room - New couple on the Way ?
RSprinter March 15, 2010, 6:34 AM EST.
you don’t have to have an orgy whenever someone new shows up, it’s delightfully awkward! It makes me wanna make a forum just to weed away all the “new person?? New person!!” fest. I mean, I appreciate it heaps but come awwwwn. The comments are for the page posted, I don’t mind people introducing themselves but yipes
let’s get sum quality up in dis bitch, I liked the genuine conversations before.
I hope nobody takes this the wrong way.
Taeshi March 15, 2010, 6:43 AM EST.
I don’t think so, I mean the forum. I DON’T HAVE A EMAIL ADDRESS MY PARENTS WON’T LET ME AND I UNDERSTAND SO STICK WITH THE COMMENTS THING!!! OKAY? Good, I hope we agree, I really hope so.
Yeah, I thought that they would get in trouble with Paulo’s parents, also with Lucy’s lets not forget. Wonder what happens afterwards, because they didn’t do their homework.
Phoenix March 15, 2010, 6:47 AM EST.
I like all your comment giving names guys. I think, is there any girls here, because I’m not sure of myself. All your names seem boyish. No offense to any gals(girls) here.
Phoenix March 15, 2010, 6:49 AM EST.
Nope, I don’t think I will use it Taeshi. What I is that, I like this comic website, because I can actually give you, Taeshi comments, so stick with what you’ve got, ‘kay?
I await your reply, Taeshi. I hope you will give me a reply very soon.
Phoenix March 15, 2010, 7:25 AM EST.
Holy shiz u guys wake up early 2 read this comic.
I don't hate you March 15, 2010, 8:00 AM EST.
Oh and ((BTW)) i am a boy. just so you know. I think seadogs might be a girl, never could tell. oh and sorry seadogs if ur a guy… i wuz just guessing.
I don't hate you March 15, 2010, 8:04 AM EST.
Hehehehe, the ‘snrk’ made me laugh.
and I LOVE how Lucy started laughing too! she didn’t kick him in the face!
Alison March 15, 2010, 8:33 AM EST.
did the newz paper say this? “Would you like a gun? Guns suck. don’t get in you redneck.”?
I don't hate you March 15, 2010, 9:35 AM EST.
Sports section: Why do people like this it’s so boring anyway… i cant read the rest :-/
I don't hate you March 15, 2010, 9:38 AM EST.
Ah… Menial task father…
And I seriously think a small text box at the top of the comments might be better…
Gabriel Kaxbe March 15, 2010, 9:38 AM EST.
Sorry for the triple post xD but is paulo’s dad wearing a hard hat?
I don't hate you March 15, 2010, 9:39 AM EST.
Very cute page and moment :3 I was needyng a good laugh with how things were going between them all :3! (Enough to have a damn dream of how things were gona turn and wake up sad x3). I cant wait for the next page and see how things evolve 83!
Uros March 15, 2010, 10:04 AM EST.
Oh and i wuz going through the comic again from the begining because i wuz bored and i think that that turtle that trips everyone should get a character profile. and i want to see him/her again in the next chapters ahead.
P.s. sorry for talking so much i will shut up after this Xp
I don't hate you March 15, 2010, 10:06 AM EST.
jeeze, paulo’s already corrupting lucy into not doing her homework, although i have a feeling it’s unlikely lucy will be seperated from paulo now, and it looks like paulo can’t reject lucy just yet as that will make lucy go back to her post mike state, although if they get to know each other well enough, then we might just see some pauloxlucy happening
jmiles March 15, 2010, 10:38 AM EST.
Paulos dad is really cool that he understand and his wife divorced him and also he probably works at a construction site.
Mezmo March 15, 2010, 10:53 AM EST.
What the hell injust paired. Commnwt
Mezmo March 15, 2010, 10:56 AM EST.
That is one awesome dad. owo;
Milly March 15, 2010, 11:02 AM EST.
Hehe, looks a bit like a ‘Like father, like son’ moment there.
JReq March 15, 2010, 11:21 AM EST.
Whoops. Right, sorry Taeshi.
Anywho, I partially agree with Jmiles. Since Paulo just broke up with Tess and Daisy is now dating Abbey, he will probably act on his old feelings for Lucy. Lucy, having been shoot down(and pretty much destroyed) by Micheal, will attache herself to her next closed friend and old cruch, Paulo. I perdict though this will cause even more tension between Micheal and Lucy which will cause them to either make up for fear of losing each other or it cause them to further distance them from each other and then result in them making up.
Onwaichi March 15, 2010, 11:42 AM EST.
This page is so awesome :3
It’s nice with some time off from the Drama
Sind March 15, 2010, 12:09 PM EST.
And about the forums:
I think it would be great to have one, mostly because there is more to talk about then just each page(things that regard the series in general, and discussion about bonus content, fan content, etc.
Not to mention I’ve seen comics with less fans, yet they’ve had perfectly working forums ^-^
Sind March 15, 2010, 12:19 PM EST.
Baw, so cute. :] Normally I stay up all night waiting for the next page, but I fell asleep on my homework. And then had a 2 hour delay for school due to snow. ; w;
Taeshi, I still want to manage a forum dedicated to this comic. If you’ll allow me, I can have it up pretty quickly. I realize this prolly isn’t the place to ask though.
Anyway, this chapter just makes me realize how much sense Paulo and Lucy make together. It’s almost painful to say, since I’m a MikexLucy shipper. I guess you could say that I’m kinda shipping a triangle now. xD Poor me.
SereneHeaven March 15, 2010, 12:22 PM EST.
Not to mention theres editing, so I wouldn’t need to triple post
Anyways, I wanted to add that I love the Lucy on this page :3
Sind March 15, 2010, 12:25 PM EST.
As for whether or not people would use a forum, I think they might. You never know until you try, but it wouldn’t have to be anything way too flashy. Just a simple one. I had been thinking to same, tbh, and I know a few boards I could put up. Predictions, Fan Art, Pairings (reasons why they do/don’t work etc) and things like that. Character discussions. :]
SereneHeaven March 15, 2010, 12:26 PM EST.
Oh! And you can regulate language use too. That way you can make it usable to all ages.
SereneHeaven March 15, 2010, 12:31 PM EST.
“…or it will cause them to become distant…”
Onwaichi March 15, 2010, 12:36 PM EST.
No forum please because not every body has an email but if you can make one with out having to hav an email the that would be cool
Mezmo March 15, 2010, 12:39 PM EST.
Sad about those who don’t have email =/
But really, It’s easy to get one ^-^
Sind March 15, 2010, 12:53 PM EST.
Found this via an ad link, and really enjoy the characters and their quirks so far.
It feels like everyone’s starting to grow up…
hecate March 15, 2010, 12:59 PM EST.
I doubt your brother originated “BTW” as it has been around rather a while.
As for the people saying “no forum”: A forum can be in addition to rather than a replacement for a comment section.
Pvblivs March 15, 2010, 1:45 PM EST.
If you guys made a forum, I guess I would use it, although I don’t think it’s a good idea.
I really don’t want to see a million “MIKExPAULO OMG TROO LUV” or “WHAT KIND OF FRUIT DO YOU THINK LUCY LIKES BEST LETS DISCUSS THIS FOR 4 PAGES” threads, which will most definitely pop up.
If it was just a silly forum where we didn’t have to talk about the webcomic all the time, I guess it would be fine. I dunno, it just seems kinda pointless.
MY OPINIONS ON THE INTERNET MATTER SOMEONES GONNA READ THIS LOOK AT ME HURRrr
In other news, the newspaper Paulo’s dad is reading it pretty amazing.
whatanamazingusername March 15, 2010, 1:48 PM EST.
You know what I’ve noticed? When people are animals, they tend to have the option of wearing clothes or not wearing them.
As for the forum thing, go for whatever you wanna do. I can think of good and bad points of it, so I’m biased.
Lindsay March 15, 2010, 3:32 PM EST.
Welp, I think a forum could be good. Rather than just discussing the current comic, we could discuss previous comics, future possibilities, and random thoughts. The comic would gain more of a “community” (whatever that is)
On the other hand, a forum could mean more work for our beloved creator, which might mean less comics for us. Which is bad.
I believe having a basic forum, a really simple one, as a sort of test might be a good idea. And not to remove the comments- a forum is good for discussion (as the Greeks did), while a comments section is good for short, sweet comments. As for the people complaining that they need an email: there are many, MANY ways to get an email address, disposable or not. Go google it or something.
Depending on the kind of people who populate the forum (considering the content of the comic, they should be fine, upstanding netizens, but who knows), keeping the forum a civil place for discussion might be more or less work. You might want to get moderators.
…This turned out a lot longer than I planned it to. Anyway, nice comic. What I like most about the characters aren’t their strengths, but their flaws- and how they overcome them. So very human.
Dark_Daemon March 15, 2010, 3:37 PM EST.
“Welp, I think a forum could be good. Rather than just discussing the current comic, we could discuss previous comics, future possibilities, and random thoughts. The comic would gain more of a “community” (whatever that is)”
^^^this is a good idea
yeah just make one with some generic sections and see how active it gets
also, how have people managed to get by on the internet without an email what the ****
whatanamazingusername March 15, 2010, 3:44 PM EST.
I start loving this comic more and more every day.
Giraffe March 15, 2010, 3:47 PM EST.
Yeah, it would have general bits, and I wouldn’t have Taeshi or Souppy run it. It’s fan run, which means less work for them and they could always sign up if they wanted too. There is a way to have it so that you don’t have to sign up, but it makes it harder to Moderate. I will allow guests to post though. It’d be silly to only allow those with e-mails. I understand everyone is biased about it, but having a forum AND the comments section could be a good idea. :]
Besides, if it DOESN’T work out, HEY at least we tried, right?
SereneHeaven March 15, 2010, 4:13 PM EST.
Alright, I have a few things to say/respond to, so this might take a bit of a long post
In regards to getting a forum:
I believe that there ae enough people now to make a forum work. In the past 13 hours that I have not beenon, we have had about 45 coments or so. Many of these were commenting on the current comic, (which is the use of a comment page) but several were not. Personally, I find it a bit annoying to have to go back to the last page just so I can see who has responded to what I have said before. On annother note, this community is only growing. On the last page alone, we had something like 4 new readers, (I was one of them)which shows how rapidly new people are joining. A forum can be very effective in strengthening a new community, especialy seeing how many people want to introduce themselves. A comment system has many merits, but when you reach enough comments then it begins to get chaotic. To the extent that people just say a small blurb about the current coment, it works amazingly, but we have had conversations of sorts starting, and that is what a forum is for. Now, for those of you who have email trouble,it should be first noted that the only point of email confermation is to prove that you are not a spambot and area ctualy a real person. If anyone really has trouble with this, I would be willing to help by making a temporary email just to get a few people confermed, assuming that it was necissary. It would suck to have peole that could not talk just becuase they lack an email.
Now, on to comentary about the comic:
I think that people should be a little more careful before shipping PauloxLucy so quickly. All Paolo is doing is being a supportive friend in another friend’s time of need. In essence, he is providing another shoulder. (gee, wonder where I heard that one before) We have already seen that he has feelings for both Daisy and Tess, and, seeing that he was unwilling to go too far with Tess because of Daisy, I dont think that it is fair to say that he would go near that far with Lucy. Lucy is going through a lot of trauma right now, and she is turning to another friend to help her through it. It should not be read into as much as I think many people are. Further more, I think that it will be some time before Lucy will truly be able to get over Mike, (assuming that she ever really does) and it will probably be even longer before she can bring herself to trust someone that much again. (if she ever really can) She has had enough trouble trusting people in the past, and, having just had her trust shattered by the boy that she has loved for years, it is going to take a ong time before she can peice herself back together.
Now, for some speculation:
While Lucy has found stronger friends then she knew she had to help her pull herself through, I think that Mike is in way over his head. It is fairly clear that neither of them had ever really grassped just how much they relied on eachother. Lucy is just now realizing how much she relied on Mike, as she had to rely on him quite often, but neither of them realize just how much Mike was relying on Lucy. Granted, It has been very rarely shown that Mike has needed Lucy, but who was it that Mike was forced to turn to after losing Sandy? Who trisked herself to try to save him when he almost drowned? And, most applicably to the feuture of the story, who was the only person that saved him when they got jumped? In geting into this relationship with Sandy, Mike has not only distanced himself from Lucy, but from most of his other friends as well. The next time that he is in trouble, he is going to be hard pressed to find anyone to turn to. Now, we know that whats-his-face’s little gang is still out to get Mike. If they mugged him tommorow, who would be there to help? Lucy, who has been the only one able/willing to put her life on the line for him, is still going to be mad at him, so he is going to be in deep trouble when that happens. (there is enough evidence that this WILL happen that I believe that I can use the word “when”)
Now for some far less upported speculations:
I, personaly, predict that the MikexSanxy relationship will end from Sandy’s side. While it can be agreed that Mike is the epitome of faithfulness in that relationship, it would be very, very easy for sandy to find someone else to replace mike. It has been shown from what Sand did to Daisy that she has few qualms about finding new friends, not to mention that she is wealthy and travels alot. While she must have some feelings for Mike, we have no clue just how far those feelings run. If she does break up with him, Mike is really in trouble. His friends are anything but pleased with how he has treated Lucy, and Lucy is gunna find it somewhat hard to forgive him if he is in a similar position to the one that he put Lucy in.
In respoce to Phoenix:
Sorry for getting your name wrong. You switched two letters around from the spelling of Pheonix, (I.E. the legendary fire-bird) which is whaT I am far more familiar with. And if your brother actualy invented btw, I would be one of the most supried people in the world.
And in conclusion:
All due apoligies for the mega-post. THis is why I think that we really need a forum, so that I could have put each of these sections into an appropriate catagory, and just commented on the comic for the comment board
Darkdrake March 15, 2010, 4:14 PM EST.
I just noticed that Paulo holds Lucy’s left hand in the ninth panel(staircase), but her right hand in the rest =/
Sind March 15, 2010, 4:36 PM EST.
Also, another reason to start a forum is that the page becomes really slow with this many comments =S
Sind March 15, 2010, 4:45 PM EST.
well, it just means that they switched hands so that they could walk side-by-side once they got down the stairs
Darkdrake March 15, 2010, 4:50 PM EST.
Darkdrake: If you are interested in the forum, could you e-mail me? I think my e-mail is on the previous page.
This page has so many comments I feel bad for commenting at all. xD
SereneHeaven March 15, 2010, 4:59 PM EST.
see the family resemblance
Mezmo March 15, 2010, 5:05 PM EST.
I am thinking of making the comments expandable, in the sense that you could see the five first comments, the rest hidden with an “Expand in place” button, and then the five last comments, making this all a lot more manageable to read and keep up on. Is that a good solution? I think page length is the problem rather than the position of the “Post a Comment” form (this directed at Kaxbe).
If there was to be a forum I’d like it to be on the site, I don’t really see why it should be made separate - or is that a common occurrence, for a comic to have a fan-made forum? I think that’s neat that there’s such a demand but it’d only make sense to me if it was linked here (and as per my OCD, match up with the design and general feel here.) I am starting to lean towards the idea that creating some kind of text board wouldn’t be a bad idea. It’d be no-registration and no-email-required, I think anything else is too bulky. I will look into it. In the mean-time I think you can make one, SereneHeaven, but it might be wasteful if I was able to put up a properly-integrated one just a week later.
Just so you guys know I’m working on all sorts of tweaks for the new version of the site on the server. Not dramatically different, but the comments won’t break with bad code and there’ll be a voting link and things like that.
SuitCase March 15, 2010, 5:16 PM EST.
In general, I think that it will be best to set up atleast a temp fan forum for now, as was sugested. In my experiance, it often can be a bit of a wait if one sits around for an official one to be made.(as the people in charge are often busy with lots of other things)
Darkdrake March 15, 2010, 5:22 PM EST.
Thanks, Souppy. I’m setting it up and should be fully functional in a bit. A lot of Webcomics have fanmade forums, from what I recall. I’ve been to quite a few, and if there’s a fanmade one, it takes less work for the artist and site admin. :]
SereneHeaven March 15, 2010, 5:25 PM EST.
‘Spah sappin’ mah sentry!’
anyone else think that his dad looks like the engineer from Team Fortress 2?
Arctic March 15, 2010, 5:28 PM EST.
Look closely at the newspaper…there’s some funny crap in there.
Anyways, I’ve wanted to write a webcomic since I was 11, and you, Taeshi, have been a HUGE inspiration to me. I’m a guy, so it might make me seem like-dare I say it- a ***, but I like the kinda storyline you got workin’ here. Excellent work.
Keejer March 15, 2010, 5:30 PM EST.
I think a very simple forum would be a good idea. There are enoguh people to where a forum would be a good idea. It also can entice new readers to stick around and ‘catch up’ one some things they may not understand stand with your older comics. Also this is sort of a comic where it’s fun to discuss what will happen next. Most people here are more or less making comments more towards you, but lately they’ve begun communicating with eachother and it sorta makes the comments looks and feel messy.
As for Lucy, I have a feeling that She and Paulo will be very close during school. I wonder what Mike and Tess would think of that.
Agentwebdog March 15, 2010, 5:37 PM EST.
Wow, look at these textwalls, holy **** people.
I stand by my opinion that a forum would be a bad idea because of the “WHAT IF LUCY WAS A BOY” and “PAULOS DAD x MIKE: TRUE LOVE???” threads but fffff what do I know
whatanamazingffff March 15, 2010, 5:52 PM EST.
also: phone site?
whatanamazingdoublepost March 15, 2010, 5:53 PM EST.
^^ Wow. I love this comic soo cute, so.. emostinal. I just got to the newest page here and hehe. I gotta say I was sad that there was no new page yet. I was.. “awwww! Nuuu! I wanna know what’s next!” I can’t wait till wensday :3
Ikari Nakasa March 15, 2010, 6:06 PM EST.
i bet he was thinking”What the ****?Why is there a girl here?”
A.M.L. March 15, 2010, 6:09 PM EST.
Look at is dad….construction hat FTW.
Fish Taco March 15, 2010, 6:10 PM EST.
whatanamazingffff: Honestly, if you don’t want to read that thread, don’t go in. It’s how forums work, and I’ll hopefully be moderating it well enough to ban inappropriate content simply for enjoyment purposes. No one wants to read a wall of cuss words, or bashing of religion, sexual orientation, or political views. It’s how the world works, I know, but hopefully this forum will be more fun than offensive.
Arctic: OH MY GOODNESS HE DOES! O: I lol’d
SereneHeaven March 15, 2010, 6:12 PM EST.
also there’s a lot of “kawaii” users too who are too ^__^ for my tastes such as the above user
“emostinal” “nuuu!” “wensday” “:3” WHAT THE **** AAAA
whatanamazingidunno March 15, 2010, 6:12 PM EST.
or no wait **** like 5 people posted since i first went to the page
i am talking about ikari nakasa in da above post dusgydfghg
whatanamazingsorry March 15, 2010, 6:14 PM EST.
and what on earth are you talking about SereneHeaven, did I ever imply I wanted any of that? I like nice people as much as you do.
I just mean that it would be really ridiculous to see all the silly fan threads like the examples I gave and I don’t see a reason for an entire forum yet!
whatanamazingohgod March 15, 2010, 6:16 PM EST.
Guys I don’t see why you can’t have both a forum AND a comments section.
Forum would simply be more in depth and may not necessarily have to have passwords if a system could be in place where all you need is username and password.
…that may take a bit of effort though.
In any case, FFFFFFFWOW that was rather fortuitous for Paulo!
Wish my dad was like that…
Wish I lived a life like these kids, too, for that matter!
my life is boring
*runs off and cries in corner*
Knul March 15, 2010, 6:17 PM EST.
oops, I meant “may not need to have email addresses”
So, for whoever cares: http://bcbfanforum.proboards.com/index.cgi
That’s the forum, and I know it’s proboards but whatev. Also, it’s not a crime to make a forum. Besides, from what Souppy said, it’ll most likely be temporary. It’s a way to muddle out all the ranting and banter of new members. I tried to make it as accessible as possible. You don’t have to sign in to post or anything. :]
So, hope to see you guys there.
SereneHeaven March 15, 2010, 6:20 PM EST.
PAULO IS SO LUCKY!
Maybe playing the my parents are split and im off the rails card isn’t so cool, but i’m still jealous! D=
My parents would probably faint and call the police if I came downstairs like that! D=
Hyper March 15, 2010, 6:55 PM EST.
You’re scaring away the hot lolis.
SuitCase March 15, 2010, 7:13 PM EST.
uguu~ i am sorry souppy-kun….may i wash your house for you….how about with no panties….. uguu~~~ ^___^
whatanamazinguguu March 15, 2010, 7:28 PM EST.
Hey, Suitcase. I like that idea very much, all you needed to do was make it more organized. So I think that was a great idea you mentioned earlyer. Bte, my weekly report card was a’okay. No, wai, it was…AWSOME! I hope you guys and gals are all happy! Joke. xP
Phoenix March 15, 2010, 7:39 PM EST.
@whatanamazing: You have a point there, but there’s no need to RAEG and bash those who don’t share your opinion. Also, people are not 2D; just because someone posts in (as you put it) “kawaii” style doesn’t mean that they aren’t capable of intelligent conversation. Every forum has occasional inane threads; they simply have to be weeded out.
That being said, I see no need for a forum, then again, it’s just my personal opinion.
Grey March 15, 2010, 7:59 PM EST.
Regarding the hand contradiction: Notice how Lucy pulls back her hand in the panel after they’re going down the stairs, Paulo then just naturally grabs the other. whooo
also whatanamazingdifferentstuff, you are officially the best poster.
also why do people think the comments section is gonna disappear? If anything, the comments section will be for the comic page like how it’s intended to be.. whereas the forums will have everything else.
Also whatanamazingblahblahblah, I would probably make a pairings forum exclusively for TRUE LOVE since I’m sure this comic is a launcher of many ships. SO THAT COULD HELP.
Jmiles: Lucy has basically the same work-ethic as Paulo, if they forget homework they forget homework. Just gotta live with the consequences, they’re both quite good students anyway, none of them are in any “below” classes. It’s also around the start of the new school year so homework isn’t a big deal to them as of yet. One or two can slip.
Darkdrake: Excellent post. I don’t mind huuuuuge intense posts, what annoys me is tons of triple-quadruple posts. It just clogs the comments section and makes me wanna go in there and technically piece them together! (I don’t mean people responding to others, because that’s not exactly a double post)
SereneHeaven: If I made a forum, I’d want a section for anything that isn’t about cats, so that WOULD allow sexual orientation, political views, etc. I have a big thing about not wanting to silence people.. so umm yeah ;__; I guess a clashing in opinion there hoho, though I can understand the age-appropriate thing since we got a lot of kiddie readers here, aaa
Taeshi March 15, 2010, 9:09 PM EST.
if I came down the staris in the morning trying to get sneaking downstaris and out the door…… Well lets just say my mother would probaly try to stab me with a fork…
jefe March 15, 2010, 9:17 PM EST.
I forgot to add with a girl
I think what SereneHeaven was saying was that if you are not carefull, you just end up with threads full of people trying to cuss eachother out and bash eachothers political/sexual orientation. Noone is gunna stop inteligent conversation, assuming that it is in the right section so that people are warned, and assuming that the people who go are capable of inteligent conversation. No one wants another 4chan…
Darkdrake March 15, 2010, 9:39 PM EST.
Darkdrake and Taeshi: Yeah, that was what I was trying to say. Sorry if it wasn’t clear. But I have a BCB Unrelated Forum in the whole thing, and I’m adding boards right now. I hope you like the Forum, Taeshi. ; x;
And no. No one wants another 4chan. 4chan makes me sick.
SereneHeaven March 15, 2010, 9:42 PM EST.
When on earth would talking about a silly comic about cats resort to homophobia and such lmfao GUYS SERIOUSLY IM PRETTY SURE NO ONE IS GOING TO MAKE FUN OF YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS ON A FORUM FOR A WEBCOMIC
About 4chan, I personally don’t like 4chan, but you are generalizing when you say it’s all mindless ******** and swearing 24/7. I used to go to the music board sometimes and it really isn’t that bad, it’s just pretentious as **** and everyone sits around arguing over whether David Bowie or David Byrne is the best musician to have “David” as a first name/ if Lady Gaga is the second coming of Christ, or if shes a transvestite/ If Joy Division was the first “emo” band or if that was Husker Du/ other silly stuff like that.
You’re thinking of /b/, which is indeed, the ******* of the internet.
@taeshi: when do i get my official taeshiâ„¢Â© medal for extraordinary commenting
whatanamazingiverunoutofs March 15, 2010, 10:01 PM EST.
whatanamazing(etc xD): When I say 4chan, I normally refer to /b/. That’s the one board I can’t stand. Otherwise I don’t care. Also, some people get offended easily. I didn’t want the forum to turn into a big cluster of offense, and you never know what kinds of people get on these forums. However, I won’t say much more on the topic. This is starting to get very lengthy and I haven’t made a comment about the page since forever ago. HENCE why I put up the forum.
SereneHeaven March 15, 2010, 10:20 PM EST.
sorry, it is a bit unfair, but I use 4chan figurativly, pretty sure we all knew what I meant by it.
Darkdrake March 15, 2010, 10:29 PM EST.
Serene heaven I am very curious about where the “homophobia” thing came from the comments are too much and I’d like to know who said that?!
jefe March 15, 2010, 10:40 PM EST.
This is the problem with most forums. You are overthinking and overstructuring and overanticipating. Make it with no rules and no structure and it will do just fine.
SuitCase March 15, 2010, 10:41 PM EST.
@Jefe: No one said it outright, but the idea of bashing someone for their sexual orientation is kind of low. I see it the same way as the people who like yaoi/yuri as opposed to those who hate it. For example, if some one DID make a thread under the Couple board on the forum about “MikexPaulo” and someone went in and bashed it, it would probably offend the person who made the thread. If you don’t like the pairing, don’t enter the thread. Same with a “gender swap” situation.
Anyway, there are separate boards for a lot of things, and if I missed anything, I guess it’s up to the members/guests to let me, Darkdrake or Sind know.
I feel like I might’ve derped that up somehow. o 3o
SereneHeaven March 15, 2010, 10:49 PM EST.
1. Is this comic really for kids?
2. Try forum thing: if like it, good; if don’t like it, ctrl+z.
3. open minded father + epic newspaper = win.
4. Getting e-mail is easy with Gmail.
Vincent March 15, 2010, 11:29 PM EST.
pff… I had to tell my mom the first time I scored so I could get more condoms. That was embarrassing.
Taeshi, you need to stop over analyzing your small and nearly unnoticeable artistic flaws. The artist kills their own work. Half the things you pointed out I hadn’t even noticed till you pointed them out. And most of it actually wasn’t too bad either. Great comic by the way. I started reading this about 3 days ago. Started at the beginning. I’ve left a few comments ^.6
Kan March 15, 2010, 11:58 PM EST.
I think that a forum would be AWESOME. We can still post comments about the frequent pages here in the comments, but we can post and socialize in the forums. It doesn’t have to be entirely about the comic, does it? It could be like… “Oh, I loved this page/chapter! What did you think?” I think it’d be a great place to meet new people, I think even with as many people that comment here, you’d have plenty of activity in the forums. It’d even be a nice place for things like just sketches you’ve done, or fanart for us to post! ^^
Also, I lol’d at this page
NyanKoi March 16, 2010, 12:27 AM EST.
Okay people are getting wayyyyyy off topic and I think paulos dads understands an he reminds
me of how my dad would act if a brought a girl home. Awesome job on the newspaper taeshi!!!
Mezmo March 16, 2010, 12:53 AM EST.
NyanKoi: Believe it or not, even with about 4 to 5 members, we have plenty of activity! :] It’s already a bunch of fun.
Since you’re interested.
Mezmo: Ha ha, I agree, except that’s the look I get when I have guys over. Normally my dad just goes “pfft” and walks away. xD
SereneHeaven March 16, 2010, 1:12 AM EST.
Oh snap yo, Paulo’s dad is all done with the girl and the guys dawg.
or cat… as the case… warrants…. yeah…
joshyartist March 16, 2010, 2:57 AM EST.
“You’re going to be late”
I see what you did there, heh~
Xuncu March 16, 2010, 3:04 AM EST.
Hey, I only just found this comic but it’s adorable! Also, you should definitely have a forum if you’re intending to keep working on this for a long time, because people will want to use it.
Your comic is definitely worth it.
Sirus March 16, 2010, 3:06 AM EST.
dear god, we have a new record. 94 reader coments, only 1 day after comic post
Darkdrake March 16, 2010, 3:32 AM EST.
Hey. Like the comic. Just finished up to this point over the course of today. Can’t wait for the next one.
SchnappsFerret March 16, 2010, 4:04 AM EST.
I so agree with Suitcase.
I have homework so I’ll check in again later.
Phoenix March 16, 2010, 5:43 AM EST.
Alright, enough talk about the forum.
There’s a fan forum, so lets avoid stretching this page even more and use that for further decisions.
Comic wise, Mike won’t be having a good start in school I bet.
Ved of Flames March 16, 2010, 7:31 AM EST.
I agree with you Ved of Flames. Are you boy, girl, man or woman?
Phoenix March 16, 2010, 8:50 AM EST.
heh i love paulo’s personality, anyways i wonder whats gona happen to Mike at school… :p short post FTW!!!
>:3furrymanXD March 16, 2010, 8:54 AM EST.
Yeah, I sort of like Paulo as well. But I like all the characters, except the bad guys. Which are characters of course.
Phoenix March 16, 2010, 8:59 AM EST.
Wow, Paulo’s dad reminds me of my dad.
Both are awesome as hell.
Anyway, I started reading this comic… Yesterdaaaay…? And I got pretty much caught up with it. So basically, the whole day… Yesterdaaaay…? Was pretty much spent on reading this comic. Keep up the good work! I know I’ll be a regular reader for sure…
Megaket March 16, 2010, 9:11 AM EST.
Man, this comic just rocks my high school school world. Been graduated for a while now, but this gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling every time I read through. Nice work!
Jonathan March 16, 2010, 9:47 AM EST.
i was pretty sad when i came to the last page i was all “awww! i dont want it to eend!!! i cant wait till Wednesday!!!!!!!”
kbam March 16, 2010, 9:55 AM EST.
There’s something weird going on with the dates in the RSS. All pages of Another Shoulder are stamped with Fri, 15 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT, one page per second after that. Unrequited has the same, but for Mon, 21 Dec 2009. I can only see back to Unrequited page 6 though.
Google Reader shows something else (it goes back to November), but also puts Another Shoulder in January.
Jasper March 16, 2010, 12:34 PM EST.
I just realized it’s the same for the website: one date per chapter. Weird, but perhaps intentional? Anyway, it screws up at least some RSS readers.
Jasper March 16, 2010, 12:46 PM EST.
I think that that might be becouse there is an rss for the whole completed chapters. Not sure though, iv never actualy used the rss
Darkdrake March 16, 2010, 2:04 PM EST.
The Forums are now open again =D
Taeshi: Think you could be as kind as to post a link to it in the comments section under tomorrows comic?
Sind March 16, 2010, 2:15 PM EST.
Man this stuffs gettign really good! Wonder if Mike and Lucy will be able to make up again. If not she’ll just date paulo by the looks of it.
P.S.Taeshi I’ve tried sending u a message using the e-maillink at the bottom of the page but I don’t know what to do at’my incoming mail server’
I’d rather use e-mail but if can’t I guess its not serious though.
Hope to get back to u on this.
Jacob83 March 16, 2010, 2:40 PM EST.
Holy crap. who r u people and what have you done with the post a comment part.
I means WT Shiz it took my 45 minutes 2 scroll down all the way so i could type a comment…
Again not that i think it’s wrong to talk 2 eachother but some o u guys have turned this into a chat room instead of the comment post.
you guys haven’t barely talked about the comic except in the beggining. about paulo’s dad and all.
Ps. sorry for being sort of a hyporcrit here becuase right now i am sorts chating to y’all
P.S.S This message is only @ the people who talked WAAAAYYYYYY TOOOOO much
and ticked me off for making me take 45 minutes (over-exageration) to just scroll down the page 2 comment. It’s is not at you guys who commented on the comic…. just saving u the trouble of having to say “who MEEEE? I would never do such a thing.” and all that other stuff u prolly would say.
I don't hate you March 16, 2010, 3:02 PM EST.
Oh and don’t forget 2 vote for the comic at http://topwebcomics.com
Sorry for the double post taeshi (is that how u spell it) it wuz fur a good cause.
I don't hate you March 16, 2010, 3:05 PM EST.
Phoenix: I’m a guy. Let’s stop talking about the forum for now.
Ved of flames March 16, 2010, 6:19 PM EST.
Sure, what ever you say Ved of Flames.
Phoenix March 16, 2010, 7:46 PM EST.
... March 16, 2010, 9:40 PM EST.
Lucky they don’t have some ‘splainins to do.
Lou3797 March 16, 2010, 9:49 PM EST.
Paulo’s dad looks just like I thought he would. Sweet action.
He’s probably so proud on the inside, haha.
Carma March 16, 2010, 9:59 PM EST.
Lol, god if i tried doing something like that! I remember i tried sneeking out one time when i was in High school, was stupid enough to get caught 3 1/2 miles outside of villiage limits, my parents were so ******. Did never try anything like that though…
Nebraska G March 17, 2010, 1:49 AM EST.
Is this a problem? I did kind of halfass the RSS date functionality. Not to get too technical, but I don’t actually have the information on when the comic is updated - only when the first page of each chapter is posted. So the RSS simply uses that date, and in order to keep things in chronological order, iterates by one second depending on which page. I pick midnight GMT for a neutral time. This all stems from the fact the site was designed around chapters being posted at a time rather than single pages - I basically converted it, but some things like this are a leftover that I thought I could get away with.
Does this mean in Google Reader a new page doesn’t appear at the top of your list, because of the false date? Or is it simply a matter of “weird, why is the date appearing to be 15th of January”? I can fix it if so, but I’d only bother fixing it if it means the RSS isn’t working.
By the way, does anyone actually read the comments one page back? First reply back gets a clipping of cat porn.
SuitCase March 17, 2010, 3:05 AM EST.
i totally do.
zulufox March 17, 2010, 5:26 AM EST.
My personal desktop RSS aggregator doesn’t bother with stuff that has too old a pubDate. This is a good thing, but it means BCB updates don’t register.
In Google Reader… it doesn’t really make sense at all! Dates and chapters - even images and descriptive text - get jumbled. As most recent update, it has “Confrontation (Remake), page 30”, dated Feb 12, 2010 7:42 AM. It has the correct text, but shows the image of “Another Shoulder, page 3”. The latest real update at this moment - “Another Shoulder, page 15” - shows up at Jan 29, 2010 9:19 AM.
Perhaps it’s because Google does (partial) caching, some other tricks, and uses its own timestamps. But that’s just guesswork. It’s probably best to check out Google Reader yourself and see if you get the same results.
Anyway, is this a problem? For me the RSS is unusable. No big deal, I’ll just pretend there isn’t a feed. But it is the weirdest RSS issue I’ve ever seen, so I made mention of it. The decision is yours.
Jasper March 17, 2010, 7:47 AM EST.
Papa bear maka me laugh.
Moddy Auld March 17, 2010, 9:24 PM EST.
I should probably find that porn now, right? I bet you’re not looking here now!!
SuitCase March 22, 2010, 6:33 AM EST.
Well, I did…
But it was related to the RSS thing, not the porn. So I don’t really count.
Jasper March 22, 2010, 8:41 AM EST.
I believe I fixed it. I faked the dates for the past 20 pages, but they should line up roughly with update days. But from now on, a pubDate will be set in a database the first time any particular page is displayed, and the RSS feed draws on that. It’ll be nice and accurate and not just a cursory attempt to get the feed in order, as it was before.
I also updated the chapter feed so that it will, from now on, publish new chapters with the pubDate of the last page, rather than the first page. This should all work a lot nicer, and as far as I can tell it works well in Safari, Opera and NetNewsWire. Thanks for bringing this all to my attention - please let me know if you encounter any other issues. It’s all homegrown here and I’m a bad coder, so I need help like this.
FWIW, Google Reader still ****s up and shows the Confrontation chapter, partially because I lazily had that publish as chapter 53 before renaming it and making it chapter 12 (it was a patch-up of an old chapter that we decided to post as a new one, if you weren’t there at the time.) The feed itself is fine now but Google’s cache is confused. Not much I can do about it besides hope it refreshes or just filters out eventually. The current chapter is 54 so it’ll slowly push that out as pages keep on being published at the top.
This is probably the worst I can get away with.
SuitCase March 22, 2010, 9:09 PM EST.
NOW CONVENIENTLY ON YOUR NEWSPAPER
Knight April 1, 2010, 5:44 PM EST.
i knew they would laugh
Meg April 6, 2010, 1:30 AM EST.
you have to admit that was funny but gross in a way
Meg April 6, 2010, 5:20 AM EST.
Why do people like this it’s so boring
Back page (what I can make out): Would you like a gun? Guns suck, don’t get in, you redneck
In other news: It’s not what it looks like, but it’s not too far off the mark either.
waffle911 April 8, 2010, 12:55 AM EST.
LOL PWNED! THIS IS SO UBER! IF THIS HAPPENED TO ME, I WOULD COMMIT SEPPUKU! No joke.
WOW geek April 17, 2010, 12:19 PM EST.
Woah. Talk about the wrong message to send to a parent.
Karthorak April 17, 2010, 5:33 PM EST.
OOOHH. I’ll keep in mind to not be holding the girl’s hand.
Unfair Critique April 18, 2010, 10:19 AM EST.
Ahahaha, his dad can’t help but crack a grin at the end. He knows what’s going on, but he’s just not interfering.
Hijack April 18, 2010, 12:04 PM EST.
Ooops. I would definitely not want that to happen to me.
Chololate Lover April 18, 2010, 6:46 PM EST.
That face his dad had is priceless.
Steve-O April 20, 2010, 6:20 PM EST.
The Joke: “Being late” is slang for “pregnant” ^_~
Xuncu April 20, 2010, 9:42 PM EST.
xDDD i love his dad
Ruru April 21, 2010, 7:22 PM EST.
ahhhh, the paulo family…..
bored April 22, 2010, 11:17 PM EST.
gooddamn loook at all dem comments
bored April 28, 2010, 3:07 AM EST.
that dad made me lol on the first sight of him. he’s such a down to earth guy with his construction hat and jeans, reading the paper…
ShanCHan April 29, 2010, 1:17 AM EST.
He DOES look like a lion!
Calvin April 30, 2010, 2:57 AM EST.
lol that was funny
T_T May 7, 2010, 6:04 AM EST.
It would be such a EPIC WIN if when he sees him with Lucy he is like *Thumbs Up*
Noir May 12, 2010, 1:00 AM EST.
read the sports page
bob May 16, 2010, 8:14 PM EST.
Best. Strip. Ever..
Diddums May 24, 2010, 5:30 PM EST.
Dad: Sure thing son! No problem! *Just like his old man…i’m so proud of him!*
JC "Frustrated Writer" June 7, 2010, 11:53 PM EST.
“Hey, look! Parents DO exist.”
June 11, 2010, 6:52 PM EST.
“Heh heh… son, did you ever think about how YOU were conceived?”
Djorra June 21, 2010, 9:07 PM EST.
Actually I just hoped to see the Dad rise his thumb and put a face like : D
Post a Comment July 19, 2010, 4:36 PM EST.
oh man this brings me bac to my first girlfriend, only after she left ma dad DID give me a thumbs up and I was like “umm, dad. it was nothin like that” and he said “I no, you still got a long way to go before you get THERE, but your on your way ” (facepalm)
Ahiru the Wolf July 21, 2010, 12:26 AM EST.
A good father is one who lets you parade the opposite gender in and out of the house without questioning it or really caring.
V-Zone July 22, 2010, 2:24 PM EST.
i dunno why but i fell 20% more akward that noone wears pants in this thing (GET UP AND GO!)
TheShadowMonster July 29, 2010, 4:54 PM EST.
his dad is an idiot
j the fourth July 30, 2010, 12:50 PM EST.
I think his dad is used to it
Your Random Name here :3 August 1, 2010, 9:17 PM EST.
Dad wheres pants, kids don’t
Your Random Name here :3 August 2, 2010, 3:54 PM EST.
Funny! Too. Freaking. Funny!
Skykitsune August 4, 2010, 6:04 PM EST.
Vetus August 16, 2010, 9:30 PM EST.
Boo August 21, 2010, 10:24 PM EST.
Psh, he must have a Cool Dad in order for him to have become the awesome guy he is.
Tama August 29, 2010, 12:40 PM EST.
yay for the…smirking(?) dad
Birds-of-flight September 8, 2010, 11:25 PM EST.
I love paulos face in the 12th panel
TheDinosaursRevenge November 11, 2010, 10:59 AM EST.
i like the dads who think (FINALLY MY SON GOT LAID) and not show it
wery12345 November 11, 2010, 9:40 PM EST.
Awesome dad is awesome.
SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 3:36 AM EST.
wearing a hardhat while at home… thats my dad! well that used to… he died…
Girl-kitty November 22, 2010, 1:35 AM EST.
my dad would friggen throw me out the window if i did that
Meleeman November 26, 2010, 11:51 PM EST.
Lucy: Hey Paulo, why is your dad wearing a hard hat at the dinner table?
Paulo: he works in construction
Lucy: Okay, why is he wearing it at the dinner table?
TheSandMan961 December 24, 2010, 9:51 PM EST.
paulos face in the bottom corner always makes me crack up xD
TheDinosaursRevenge February 4, 2011, 1:23 PM EST.
Phhhffftttt! I seriously lol’d at the last few panels.
I love bittersweet candy bowl
Arkanius February 12, 2011, 11:21 PM EST.
Ya know it would be fun to add some fan characters in the comics Liek mien :3 since I also make comics but the thing is… im not a very good drawer
Phazon February 15, 2011, 8:55 AM EST.
if David was there he would probably say AWKWURD!
noone knows February 16, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.
I’d nvr b allowed to invite a boy to my house nvr less sleepover!
Mai March 10, 2011, 4:17 AM EST.
Best Dad in the world.
NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 12:35 PM EST.
You know what.. another awesome final panel!
Jonas May 23, 2011, 11:07 AM EST.
lov/hurt May 27, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.
Paulo’s dad is so awesome!
Ben(WP) June 16, 2011, 5:13 AM EST.
On the news paper: “Would you like a gun? Guns suck, don’t get it. You redneck.”
Mikanada June 19, 2011, 4:08 AM EST.
For some reason…Paulo looks like a total fruit in the last panel….Just saying.
Milos June 23, 2011, 9:23 AM EST.
Is it so wrong that I’m reading the Dad’s line in the Engineer’s voice?
PK Mongoose June 24, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.
OH I GET IT SO THIS GUY > IS PAULO’S DAD!!!!! now it makes sense why he’s there…..
failbot June 25, 2011, 3:07 PM EST.
Actually, I think I just became Lucy x Paulo
**** Mike. Hes a bitch. He has everything he could want and he waits for some *****. **** HIM!!!
OneLonelyPickle June 28, 2011, 2:45 PM EST.
Really? I didn’t know parents existed, cause mine are always taking care of todlers!
L33T N|NJ4 July 7, 2011, 9:29 AM EST.
What a cool Dad.
MasterTrent July 21, 2011, 12:53 PM EST.
You do not know how long I spent trying to read the newspaper in the last couple’a panels.
Tickle Monster July 24, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
hey rsprinter, no hate on the bad english man, its awesome that you know more than one language to begin with, I’m unilingual. barely.
Logan August 19, 2011, 7:11 PM EST.
Poker Face Paulo. Last panel
CSchlotterer October 24, 2011, 5:41 AM EST.
luvercandy November 19, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.
POKER FACE HA!!
nomoe28 April 1, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.
It’s funny because I saw this coming . Lucy ran to Paulo in her time of need…
What sucks is that Mike is right on the money about the way Lucy acts (All clingy and needing attention when she is sad) , but he is also wrong because he shouldn’t be waiting for Sandy when he has someone extremely dedicated to him (Same way he is too Sandy, but she is right there). Lucy was mean to Mike because she couldn’t express her feelings without being embarrassed, so she put on the tough-girl act. Mike will get something either way, and the thing that really sucks is that Lucy has to be kept under control and Mike has to deal with it until enough time passes so that the decision is either made for him, or he realizes something special about one or the other.
I know a lot of people may already know the situation in their head, but I just put it into words. Sorry if I get anything wrong, this is the first time I’ve tried to put the situation into words.
ZaoMonichi April 12, 2012, 5:11 PM EST.
They didn’t do they homework!!!They are going to get a minus!
ema June 23, 2012, 8:05 AM EST.
For a second i thought his dad had a cereal bowl on his head and i was loling
Lloyd August 6, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.
love the expression in the last panel
Hashi August 13, 2012, 8:33 PM EST.
His dad is proud. Very proud.
Finnish guy September 21, 2012, 4:19 PM EST.
Ahhh the shippinggg!
Miaaa October 1, 2012, 8:01 PM EST.
Lol, what and awesome dad. That would probably be my kind of attitude if I saw my son walk down the stairs with a girl in the morning. If I wasn’t teasing him about it or something. As a result, I ALREADY like Paulo’s dad.
I'll Eat Yourself January 8, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.
The firs thing that came out of my mouth when i saw his father was Oh sh*t
and my boyfriend gave me a WTF look cuz in spit my coffee out when i did.
Bell_the_gaomon February 3, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.
Of course…Wright… Wriiiggghhhhttt…. Wwwwwwwwrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhtttttttttttttttttttt!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RedAries April 20, 2013, 11:37 AM EST.
alex April 24, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.
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