Fade Away — Page 4
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Veronica’s Commentary

Tess screaming “PAULO!!” makes me think it would be followed by “YOU TYPED IT ALL OUT!!!!”

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258 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #183023

very nice surprise

The-Gray-Angel September 26, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #183024

:D this is wonderful! Misleading chapter title… not so bad!

Sethorien September 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183025

haha. i love this so much. Poor Tess having to leave. Thanks for another great one Taeshi
P.S. i almost cried when i saw Tess’ expression in the last panel and all the guys with the present

Deuce Moose September 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183026

Aww, cute.

Milly September 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183027

Haha, way to play it off Paulo 8-)

ThatOtherMichael September 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183028

Awwwwwwwwwwwww :)

Redneck September 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183029

Didn’t expect that coming, eh Tess? ;)

Cata :3 September 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183030

Where is Lucy..?

Dart September 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183031

Tess’s birthday!? Damn I really need to keep track of time XD

Qsandas September 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183032

I was expecting Tess to get raped. Oh well birthday suprises are much better.

Murderer September 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183033

yo happy birthday!!

Just a Guy September 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183034

I can’t help but cry (good way) to this. ;_; She’s lucky to have such great friends. Heck, I’ll even cry (manly) if my friends did this for me. :)

Happy B-day Tess!

Blue Sly September 26, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #183035

Haha, I would totally forgive a hand on my crotch for a birthday surprise like that :3

Sparkfur September 26, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #183036

Was definitely not expecting that. That reminds me, I should pay the IRC a visit somewhat more often.

Boringamus September 26, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #183037

This is kinda awesome 8-)

I melted.

You will not be forgotten, Tess.

revengineer September 26, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #183038

Aww, how sweet ^_^ If this really is the last time we see Tess (as people are claiming), then it’ll be a nice farewell.

Floweramon September 26, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #183039

WTF! meanwhile i was typing my comment 9 guys make the same thing :nope:

Just a Guy September 26, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #183040

And Lucy’s not there? What a *****. Also, notice how there’s a present box covering up Paulo’s junk. Are you implying something, Taeshi?

Random Internet Loser September 26, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #183041

I take back what I said about Paulo on Friday, and everyone is there to give her a party….well except for Lucy. I have to admit the way they did the surprise was very clever.

Darf14 September 26, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #183042

nice surprise, and i get out of jail free card for Paulo.

Teeroy766 September 26, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #183043

it´s beutiful when your friends give you surprises like that

doll September 26, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #183044

Aww… that’s so sweet of them :love:

Day~Day September 26, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #183045

@Random Internet Loser, Step 1: cut a hole in the box

Deuce Moose September 26, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #183046

I have to admit……i did not see that coming lol. i was wondering why mike daisy and abbey were sweating in the last one. now back to watchin the original pokemon series.

XRT SuperSonic September 26, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #183047

D’aww. Why can you always seem to melt my heart!?

adam September 26, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #183048

Nice page as always Taeshi.
Pannel 5… The “edits” thread will have a field day…

Aken September 26, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #183049

Tessa’s face, last panel.
She’s gorgeous when she cries.

MissCaitlyn September 26, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #183050

How can you stay mad at that lol she really likes him and we all know it

Ps. Paulo you forgot to put on your bow

DinR September 26, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #183051

That is the most adorable thing. This chapter just got a whole lot better, IMO. <3

Shelbykins September 26, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #183052

Aaaaaaaw. The fourth panel is probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. :love:

Wow. Tess seemed to go a little over the edge there, but thank God he was only hiding presents! I won’t even imagine what would have happened, if it wasn’t for the surprise!

I still wonder where Lucy is, though.. What happened? I hope she shows up.
Ah, this page totally made my monday great. Thanks Taeshi!

Lily September 26, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #183053

Totally did not see that coming. Awesome surprise. Just reminds me why I love this comic so much.

DanMan September 26, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #183054

Oh dear Vero, what was Paulo typing on Tess? Tsk.

Yeah, we all knew this was a birthday comic, which was why I was a little confused.

I like the new font for this page, incidentally; it looks nice.

Titanium Dragon September 26, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #183055

That’s so sweet. Paulo probably planne it all out.

Pumpkinberry September 26, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #183056

Bawwwww!

This one made me smile.

MiM September 26, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #183057

You know with all that drama sometimes you can forget that they are adorable^^

Dracke September 26, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #183058

ohmygosh<3

This is so adorable! <3 They’re so sweet! :D Tess is lucky to have such awesome friends!


Wonder why Lucy isn’t there… :/

Flara September 26, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #183059

Can I get a “D’awwwwwww!”?

TheMysteriousMan September 26, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #183060

D’AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWW

:B

charteuse September 26, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #183061

Paulo’s not going to give her a dick in a box is he?

CherryK September 26, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #183062

This is very touching. Well done Taeshi.

Flash September 26, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #183063

Awww, this was actually very sweet of the gang ^^

Skygaze September 26, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #183064

In all honesty, I did not expect this. A very nice surprise, well done.

twalker500 September 26, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #183065

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee birthday comic!
oh I love these!

skmojo September 26, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #183066

Awwwwwwwwww!! They are so sweet!!

V September 26, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #183067

Way to go it’s Paulo FTW. Wanna know why because the presents are a distraction to keep him from getting mauled by Tess. Nevertheless well done Taeshi!

Wolf September 26, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #183068

Awesome, simply awesome. Tess has some awesome friends, if she ever chooses to accept that fact.

Coda September 26, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #183069

Lucy? Wheres luuuuucy :c
Off being all angsty with Final Fantasy Cat….
I thought Tess and her where close. Aw

Ranki September 26, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #183070

So cute! I am so proud of Paulo! Way to not be killed! XD Man, I love this comic. (I’m in the top 50 comments? 0.0)

Ice-Flower September 26, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #183071

Ain’t that sweet peaches? (D’aaaaaaw)

Ravux September 26, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #183072

Aww, Tess, don’t get like that :(

BTW, Where’s Lucy? (I know I shouldn’t really care cuz it’s Tess’ chapter but…still)

Bittersweet PauloxLucy September 26, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #183073

wow that pose is suggestive

with a present in front too hm

xetch September 26, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #183074

wait- OH MY GOD MIKE SO CUTE UAAAAAAAA LITTLE FACE

xetch September 26, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #183075

I fricken love the pose of them around the presents ^^

Eveco September 26, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #183076

Awwww. Pages like this are why I read the comic.

Sad September 26, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #183077

kinda looks like paulo got her a dick in a box the way he’s sitting ^^

kaze September 26, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #183078

D’awwww!
Finally Tess gets some love again! :D

ShotaKat September 26, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #183079

looks like Paulo has a Dick In The Box :[

whoa September 26, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #183080

To be fair, Paulo probably would have wanted to do what Tess suspected XD

CriticalQuit September 26, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #183081

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! :D

Fangirl September 26, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #183082

They are all under a table, yet I do not begrudge their shining eye highlights.
They are simply too adorable.

Quaddy September 26, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #183083

Ah, a heartwarming surprise! Happy Birthday Tess! :love:

Spectre39 September 26, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #183084

I had a feeling it was the unexpected. Hahah :3

Shojobo September 26, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #183085

Happy Birthday Tess~

That’s so sweet!

Momoa September 26, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #183086

i bet paulos present is the one sitting between his legs. Shwing! Happy bday tess

2Cents September 26, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #183087

It’s my dick in a box!

Wheat September 26, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #183088

Ohh! I didn’t expect that XD
But where’s Lucy?

DeSpErAtE567 September 26, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #183089

Aww…

You were right of course. It surely wasn’t going to be what it appeared. But that’s so sweet. I like how you mix up happy and not happy then back to happy again.

DiDi September 26, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #183090

Where’s Lucy????????
Heehehe I love it(:

fijikitten September 26, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #183091

were you surprised i was surprised

The look on her face in the last panel tells me this chapter’s really going to mean something. And Paulo’s clumsy seduction pose just prior tells me that one celebratory package is hiding another.

i’m comparing his wang to a party favour

MykelTDT September 26, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #183092

A. Dorable.

SJ September 26, 2011, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #183093

Called it. Tess will be happier, with a little help from her friends. Heartwarming.

Hoheh September 26, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #183094

Awww I wish! Psh nowadays, you say hey! Its my b-day tomorrow! And they still don’t remember… OR, they go onto Facebook and decide that’s enough… Sniff… I love this comic. Haha it seems a little odd though… Sigh… I don’t have a very… DRAMATIC life but it is a lot more difficult than that…. You know… Depression stuff. :( this comic kinda helped me a bit still however because i looked at Lucy and thought she was just awesome, but now I really dot know what to say… She’s just as bad as I was and I really wish I could return the favor but you know… I’m not a comic character. I know things’ll go happier later on but I wish that the time would pass faster so I wouldn’t have to see so much angst at once! We have also not seen a lot of what’s happening with mikey personally lately either… I know that he’s all lovey dovey for sandy right now but I still wonder why he is such a jerk to Lucy. Seriously. If any of you guys out there treat a girl like this even if she put you down, and this goes for girls who put the guys down too by the way, I will kick your ***.
Either way, good page, great emotions too!!! Haha i wish my school liked like this!

Lemme Sleep plz September 26, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #183095

fifth panel has a suggestive pose of paulo…. I am making that my wallpaper XD

Vincent September 26, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #183096

Oh… wow. Tess has some clear and extreme expressions. Panel 3 sent shivers down my spine. I saw the bitch who could help terrorize the school in that face. And panel 5 and 6, so… like a girl I know. I love that happy-crying face. It’s so realistic, and it hits closer to home than one could possibly imagine.

Tess just jumped past Paulo and is neck-and-neck with Daisy, in my favorite’s opinion.

Biblioholic September 26, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #183097

Where’s Lucy? Isn’t she part of the surprise…? Maybe she is in one of the presents! Yea! That would be nice… :) Tess actually seems very happy! I wonder why she is so surprise other than it being a surprise.. you know I should shut up now… *shutting up, watching One Piece*

Timni September 26, 2011, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #183098

D’awww, that was so sweet of them to do for her! ^^
I can’t help but wonder why Lucy isn’t there though. Wouldn’t she want to be there for Tess?

Hawk September 26, 2011, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #183099

Lucy’s probably out with Augustus by the looks of it, remember she hangs out with him now to stay away from Mr. Mike. And a very cute chapter, love it when you do these things teshi. Also lol at the IRC members ruining the suprise xD

Yorky September 26, 2011, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #183100

a birthday surprise… what a surprise. :smirk:

well, atleast tess will be sent off with some happiness, i suppose.

all while this is happening, lucy is looking for comfort in the arms of the people who did nothing but try to hurt her and her friends. :/

Thanatos September 26, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #183101

Aww.
Did not expect that at all.
So cute. :)

Zilla September 26, 2011, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #183102

Paulo got you “dick in a box”

ChewySmokey September 26, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #183103

Credit where it’s due…
That was cute…

Wr3h September 26, 2011, 2:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #183104

Wow, look at those pointed feet! Paulo should do ballet.

Also, to put it like Taeshi would; dat bawwwing Tess.

Kibondo September 26, 2011, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #183105

hello ever1 I am baaack! 8-D

love the new style taesh keep’em commin!

Aries September 26, 2011, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #183106

And here come the tears. I feel glad/sad for her. I hope she feels better now.

EpicGamerGirl September 26, 2011, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #183107

Didn’t see that coming and d’aww.

Dusk September 26, 2011, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #183108

If there was ever a completely right way on how to do this, that was how 8-)

paulosawesome September 26, 2011, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #183109

That was just adorable. Tess’ expression… words can’t describe.

Sidnoea September 26, 2011, 3:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #183110

Paulo: Dick in a box.

Paige September 26, 2011, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #183111

why does everyone assume paulo got her a dick in the box? i guess i can see how ppl think its funny but c’mon!

Aries September 26, 2011, 4:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #183112

Tess was gonna beat a perv, untill she found all that stuff xD

Thamix September 26, 2011, 4:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #183113

YAAY! So it’s december right now? That means… CHRISTMAS SOON! YAY! Also, maybe Lucy is planning another surprise? She may be a little emotionally off but she isn’t THAT much of a jerk.

Some random guy September 26, 2011, 4:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #183114

Tess’ expression in the last panel… I got emotional. #^_^#

StarSturdy September 26, 2011, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #183115

Where is Lucy? Mad Lucy
Surely she wouldn’t miss such an event.

Monanniverse September 26, 2011, 5:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #183116

ohhh ok i thought paulo was just being a perve…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TESS!!!

Straw September 26, 2011, 5:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #183117

The look on Tessa’s face in the last panel is just adorable! :love: Wish I had friends that did that for me, but I was a loner most of my life, and now the only friends I have are either in jail, or 100+ miles away :/ Anyways, am I the only one who notices the art style blending?

Qsandas September 26, 2011, 5:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #183118

The position of that present… Highly suspicious

potato September 26, 2011, 5:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #183121

…The positioning of the present is just lawlable. Paulo’s apparently got a package ready and waiting for her. :D

Gryph September 26, 2011, 6:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #183122

Wooooooow what a sexy picture of Paulo <333

Tishon Isyanov September 26, 2011, 6:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #183123

D’aaaaaaaaaaaaw. But where’s Lucy? She’s probably angst somewhere mike surprising Tess and not her.

JusticeToast September 26, 2011, 6:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #183124

Very very cute and thoughtful page, it very nice of the crew to give their oldest friend so many gifts and to inadvertently prove that they will not forget her.

Also Paulo’s location with all the gift is…..quite funny.

Juria September 26, 2011, 6:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #183125

2 cute

lolwut September 26, 2011, 6:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #183126

Yellow and purple package is definitely Paulo’s dick.
Calling it now

SmashFiles September 26, 2011, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #183127

*comment about awkward positioning of present in between Paulo’s legs*

AW POOR TESS. I wonder if we’ll see more of her after she graduates :O

Konicaa September 26, 2011, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #183128

That is adorable. Now we only need Lucy and our bittersweet candy bowl group is complete. <3

Paulo, you have the funniest ways of giving people stuff. I dare Tess to open that yellow package.

Bearcoon September 26, 2011, 7:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #183129

Ha Ha Paulos got a present to deliver bring it to the back door XD

Issun September 26, 2011, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183130

It’s his d*ck in a box. Seriously though, nice page :3 I thought them getting her presents was a beautiful thing to do. Then again I’m lookin’ too far into it. It’s her birthday after all.

Slips September 26, 2011, 7:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #183131

Wow, Tess wasnt the only one surprised by this! xD Maybe thats just me being ignorant, but I had no idea this was coming o3o

Marowak-Mutt September 26, 2011, 7:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #183132

Aww that was so cute! :D
But why isn’t Lucy there? That’s odd…

Purple Platypi September 26, 2011, 7:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #183133

Baww Luce is not here :c

But this is soooo sweet ;U;

HappyCat September 26, 2011, 7:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #183134

aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! ps. Tess better not be leaving the BCB universe! oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TESS!

assassin250 September 26, 2011, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #183135

Aw, cute surprise!

Lycan September 26, 2011, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #183136

:unsure: Where is Lucy?…

TheGirlWhoNeverComments September 26, 2011, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #183137

8-) Guess what’s in the one between my legs?

Shinkada September 26, 2011, 8:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #183138

Epic present censorship method. :D

I was really shocked that you drew Tess having such a shocked, taken aback expression, even the fist over the mouth thing. I wonder if shes either going to become overjoyed at this new found bond in friendships, or shes going to run away in disbelief that anyone would do such a thing for her.

Either way, this is going to be an interesting an enlightening chapter!

michaelS September 26, 2011, 8:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #183139

Awwwww! :’(
I loved her as much as the group, I’ll be sad when she finally leaves, but..

Such an awesome way to do a birthday for her, even despite the weirdness of where it is :)

Judge Tri-Edge September 26, 2011, 8:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #183140

I love how David blends into the background. He basically looks like a floating smile head.

Grubey September 26, 2011, 8:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #183142

Where’s Lucy in all this? Probably sitting outside alone…

So THAT was David’s plan? Have a party underneath a table? I thought Paulo was molesting Tess in the last page! I guess they all knew that he would be the best at luring her under the table. Still, it’s quite a weird way to give someone a surprise party. People walking by must think they’re crazy.

Poor Tess. It’s going to be really sad when she leaves… :(

NintendoSegaSonyGuy September 26, 2011, 8:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #183143

The present covering Paulo’s junk makes me lulz. Thanks.

WHAT WAIT WHERE’S LUCY. More importantly, where’s McCain? He should totally come and then say something useless and be forced to leave.

Tickle Monster September 26, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #183144

odd way to surprise someone, but I’ll take it XD

CTS4Kouhei September 26, 2011, 8:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #183145

Aww that’s really cute :). That definitely would have made my day back in highschool :D

Iris September 26, 2011, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #183146

OPEN THE BIG ORANGE PRESENT IN THE MIDDLE

Huh? September 26, 2011, 8:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #183147

D’aww. PauloxTess is my favorite pairing after PauloxLucy

theunwiseman September 26, 2011, 9:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #183148

aw, it’s nice to see them all smiling ^^
Not even gonna guess where Lucy is in all this :/

404cat September 26, 2011, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #183149

I missed Tess. It’s going to be really sad when high school’s over for her… I hope she sticks around a little while.

akipolies September 26, 2011, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #183151

Awkward birthday surprise! 8-D

Xenos September 26, 2011, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #183157

Oh, so that’s why everyone was mentioning the tablecloth. Cute ^^

k September 26, 2011, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #183158

hahaha, so cute :3

tHe PuRpLe ShAdOw September 26, 2011, 10:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #183159

Dat Paulo’s-Suggestive-Pose

Smortypi September 26, 2011, 10:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #183160

I wonder how the people not in this commotion reacted. :O

BonBonToro September 26, 2011, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #183161

Awww, so sweet and touching~ x3
(But Abbey looks really weird to me in the new style :I )

Laufente September 26, 2011, 10:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #183162

Where the heck is Lucy? D8

And I love the colored lines for Tess.. :3

Milly September 26, 2011, 11:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #183163

Tess’ birthday is two days after mine. Heh. I wonder why she’s so on edge? It’s unusual for her to snap at anyone like that for any reason. Maybe she thought her birthday would be forgotten? Nope. Haha.

Lumi September 26, 2011, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #183164

Baaaah what nice friends.

Though I’m wondering if Paulo was suppose to get her attention or if she took his seat xD

kurokan September 26, 2011, 12:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #183165

Very nice, but i miss Lucy =(
She is fadding away…

Gah, the dumb comments filter got me x.x

Mateus September 26, 2011, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #183166

I suppose one might say that’s a nice package Paulo has for Tess…XD

Funnyguy September 26, 2011, 12:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #183167

Aw so sweet~ to bad Lucy didn’t join the surprise :)

Tastycakez September 26, 2011, 12:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #183168

Too bad Lucy’s too busy trying to replace her crutch.

Lonely Island song in this page, too.

StushiJaguar September 26, 2011, 12:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #183169

Awww…. this is why I keep coming back to this comic, even when I’ve got so many things going on in regular life. You never know when one of these truly heartwarming moments will pop out of nowhere, showing up just when I need them the most. Thanks, Taeshi.

Mahalo September 26, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #183170

Paulo’s got a present for you in hes crotch. :U

wimbula September 26, 2011, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #183171

I’m betting Lucy’s still sick. Maybe.

Either way, I love this page. I’m a huge fan of Tess!

Azrael September 26, 2011, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #183172

Aaaaaahahahahahaahaha!!! Now THAT is a nice surprise!

And after reading some of the comments, I looked at the comic again and noticed the package right in between Paulo’s legs…I must admit, I facepalmed, and then lol’d XD

That expression on Tess’ face; I’ve seen that several times in the past. It’s one filled with so much emotion ^^.

Chocothunda September 26, 2011, 2:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #183173

Lucy has nothing for Tess BUT HAPPY BIRTHDAY TESS! Nice surprise!! I think… I wonder if it was SUPPOSE to go like this or were they planning to do something esle.

Wait September 26, 2011, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #183174

Sue looks pleased.
David has that crosswalk game: Hard Mode face on.

StraightFace September 26, 2011, 2:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #183175

So Freaken AWESOME. We all love you tess! Its really sucks that your leaveing. I really hope we get to read more about you sooner than expected PLEASE BIG!!! Pretty PLEASE??? ;_;

Lugia September 26, 2011, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #183176

WOW. Even when her friends try to do something nice for her, she just has to screw it up with her annoying attitude. :/

iLuvCarter September 26, 2011, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #183177

Oh Tess, you didn’t even suspect, did you?

Haha, good thing Paulo brought her back down to earth! :D

Nora Marie September 26, 2011, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #183178

…Is Paulo hiding his ***** in a giftbox?
Oh God, Tess is not gonna like this.

MrRainy September 26, 2011, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #183179

im gonna cry, sooo beautiful #^_^#

Panda September 26, 2011, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #183180

That’s so sweet! X3

CJ September 26, 2011, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #183181

HOW DOES YOUR HAND SLIP THAT FA— oh.

Also, FONT CHANGE ON THE WEBPAGE! Is all skinny! Font needs ta eat!

Jessica U. Ingmann September 26, 2011, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #183182

Tess is cool !!!! rachel and jessica is bad

Simili !!! September 26, 2011, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #183183

Mike looks cute in that last panel.

J Boy September 26, 2011, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #183184

Where’s lucy?? o.O

Nadss September 26, 2011, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #183185

…So… Did lucy die and become the table cloth….? //SHOT) It feels so normal having Lucy in a comic…

Mint-Sama September 26, 2011, 4:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #183186

I’m so happy that they remembered tess’s b-day! What do ya know, it’s mine too!

Random September 26, 2011, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #183187

Lol the purple/yellow present is sensoring paulo! He got a little happy grabbing tess down there!

Shydx September 26, 2011, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #183188

1 question, are the tear bubbles that Tess has throughout the page like rage tears or something from being embarassed?

Kindle Kat September 26, 2011, 5:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #183190

So it is mid-December then. I hope we’ve all enjoyed the happy-go-lucky first months of the year, because this is when it’s supposed to really get angsty.

42 September 26, 2011, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #183191

Awwww! That’s so sweet of them! I might just cry because of how cute is. :love: She looks really happy too. I bet she wasn’t expecting that. I thought she was going to kill Paulo! XD

BunnyPopIsHere September 26, 2011, 5:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #183192

Paulo has his “dick in a box” to quote SNL.

SNLReference September 26, 2011, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #183194

Cue the collective “awww”. I do hope those are happy tears Tess.
Also, Mike looks freakin’ adorable :D

Kroth September 26, 2011, 5:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #183195

First you cut a hole in the box … 8-)



p.s. I love this comic!

AwesomeKid14 September 26, 2011, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #183196

Awwww. What an awesome gesture, guys!

Are they the best friends ever, or what?

And David, as always, is adorable.

Fruvous September 26, 2011, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #183197

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TESS!! :)

PURPLZ September 26, 2011, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #183198

Where’s Lucy? .-.

sam September 26, 2011, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #183199

Just a question, but why is Paulo’s outline still black..?

LemonFilling September 26, 2011, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #183200

If I was Tess, I would still hit Paulo atleast. :P

animelord September 26, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #183201

Hey, if she wouldn’t have freaked out and let him finish she would gave received her gift from him. XD but honestly, you’d think that the present holding/hiding Paulo’s “present” would be…….(this if the part where I give two different endings and you pick which one you like)…..

(1)…..bigger. Oh well what a shame, yet I guess that’s predictable.

(2)…..smaller. I mean no **** or anything but dayum.


could anyone imagine if it were david who did that instead, because I just scarred myself imagining him poking his head out in between her legs from under the tablecloth with a rape-face/troll-face. Roflmao

phoenix16 September 26, 2011, 7:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #183202

THOSE LEGS, PAULO. DAMN IT.

Oh boy that was so sweet. ;3; See, Tess? You have wonderful friends. <3

Danna September 26, 2011, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #183203

aww….cute! :3 Love it!

chickbabe208 September 26, 2011, 7:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #183204

awww id cry too if i got a surprise like that my friends are like its ur birthday watever Mad Lucy

Sarah September 26, 2011, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #183205

Haha I love Tess’s reaction~ Amusing way to get her attention. ;)

Liz September 26, 2011, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #183207

Awww. How nice.:D

Atlas September 26, 2011, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #183208

SHE GONNA CRY! :U

j-fur September 26, 2011, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #183209

Your storyline possesses an element that represents Jay Naylor’s writing at times… the bittersweet part is how these people believe it and my opinion would mean nothing to them for I am just a person. Such a pity. I hope to see a happy ending.

A Person September 26, 2011, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #183210

I know it’s probably been said, but I can’t help thinking that Paulo’s gift is his DICK INNA BOX based on his current position.

Hannibal September 26, 2011, 8:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #183211

Congratulations to Tess! By the way, nice censor on Paulo…

Cuddle Bear September 26, 2011, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #183213

my book just arived , i didnt knew where to comment this , so i´ll say it here
i love it^^

Dracke September 26, 2011, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #183214

Now that’s a supprise i wish for B-Day this year XD !!

KansuCake September 26, 2011, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #183217

Lol at Paulo being censored. :P jk
David seems to have a certain type of rape-face for some reason. Where might Lucy be? My guess is she’s with Augustus ;)
Tess’ new haircut seems to make her look a lot older in my opinion.

Vulpinewolf September 26, 2011, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #183218

AWWWW that is tooooo cute!! <3 <3 I love the expression on Paulo’s face xD

Aquati September 26, 2011, 9:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #183219

Yeah, Happy Birthday…. in your FACE Tess! :P

2tailed_fox September 26, 2011, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #183220

D’awww.
Paulo looks so cute in the panel with the presesnts! :love:
Where is Lucy?

KawaiiMarshmallow September 26, 2011, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #183221

awwwww dat saw cyooot

neb September 26, 2011, 10:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #183222

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!
Tess isn’t angry anymore!
It’s a birthday party under there!
Paulo’s not a perv!

…well, lets not go too far.

bendy September 26, 2011, 10:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #183224

:x that was unexpected

kitteh September 26, 2011, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #183226

Paulo looks….a bit….feminin in the panel with the presents. Lol 8)

Shamber September 26, 2011, 11:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #183227

Wait… Wheres Lucy? Just noticed shes not here…

OwnUbyCake September 26, 2011, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #183228

do I sense… dick in the box?

lmao, seriously though, that’s sweet, the cast comin together to help make Tess’s birthday ossum.

tony September 26, 2011, 11:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #183229

Did anyone else see the box in front of Paulo and immediately think, “Step 1: cut a hole in the box…”

WyldKAT September 27, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #183230

Yeah, I noticed Lucy wasn’t in the picture, too, OwnUbyCake. I was wondering that from the page before this, too. Anyways, so sad that Tess is leaving D: Poor Paulo lmao

Aubrie September 27, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #183231

Awww….So touching

Aoriki September 27, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #183232

awesomely done but when i see paulo with that box between his legs all i can think of is that song ” Its my D**k in a box”.

Thatoneguy September 27, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #183233

Well, I can say that was more planned out than initially thought… I wonder who came up with the idea?

Welgaean September 27, 2011, 2:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #183234

Well that explains the cloth. :v

Zane September 27, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #183236

i think 98% of these comments are dick-in-a-box comments…

didn’t know there were so many pathetic children here… god, the joke isn’t even funny, and everyone here beat it to death like someone taking a bat to their grandmother’s head! :/

only two more pages left, i wonder how much will be covered in such a short amount?

since lucy is absent, we better not have any pages involving her, that bitch doesn’t deserve any screen time in tess’ birthday/goodbye comic.

Thanatos September 27, 2011, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #183237

It’s actually pretty funny if you’re not trying to seem like a high and mighty *********.

OneLonelyPickle September 27, 2011, 6:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #183238

i love it bittersweet candy bowl is awesome :-*

uxie September 27, 2011, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #183239

i don’t see what’s so funny about it, pickle boy…

now, if they CHOPPED paulo’s dick off and gave it to tess… that would be funny.

even funnier if he bled to death.

Thanatos September 27, 2011, 6:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #183240

I can’t help but wonder what this looks and sounds like to the other people in the cafeteria…

Dalton September 27, 2011, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #183241

Turns out I was wrong about Tess’ birthday when I checked out the character page. I guess the dates in the comic aren’t consistent with real life, which makes sense in retrospect. Actually Daisy’s birthday is 3 days after mine… and coincidentally today. : P Happy Birthday Daisy! Haha that feels weird to say on a comic page bout Tess’ birthday.

Lumi September 27, 2011, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #183249

Taeshi, I thought abby’s ears were long, but it looks a bit too short, or maybe I’m just reading too much of “TwoKinds”, but anyway keep up the good work. :D

Blast_The_Hedghog September 27, 2011, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #183250

Taeshi, I thought abby’s ears were long, but it looks a bit too short, or maybe I’m just reading too much of “TwoKinds”, but anyway keep uP the good work. :D

Blast_The_Hedghog September 27, 2011, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #183251

Taeshi I’m so sorry for the double spam there, I didn’t mean to, but it said that maybe I posted a bad comment, lol, so that’s probably why there’s two of my comments, extremely sorry. I also wanna see if these faces work:
:D ;) D: ;( >:) Mad Lucy >:D D:<
Kthx for letting me try out try epic faces!!!!

Blast_The_Hedghog September 27, 2011, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #183252

“If you post emoticon spam, use page comments as a chat room or talk about when you placed your comment, you will be banned from posting comments.”

:l Learn to read. You’re lucky Souppy’s sleeping, but I will have no trouble just deleting your posts myself if you keep at it. Knock it off.

Taeshi September 27, 2011, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #183258

I think its just the brightness settings on my screen, cos when I zoom in I can see what’s going on, but David looks EVIL!

BJMcG September 27, 2011, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #183259

What a great way to surprise her!
thought I would like to know how they convinced Abbey and Daisey to play along with the idea of Paulo messing with her like that O_o

Kikimmicoa September 27, 2011, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #183275

where’s Lucy?

Ashley September 27, 2011, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #183279

Wow I really like Tess in this style. I have no idea why, but she looks great. Where’s Lucy and some of Tess’ other friends though?

Also, do you not sell Team Lucy Buttons anymore?

Psychnuat September 27, 2011, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #183280

Hey… I will tell what I think… I think Bittersweet Candy Bowl was more funny back in the days that wanst collored (forgive my english) The no-collored was more funny!

Walky! September 27, 2011, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #183281

wow, after so many re-reads, i finally figured out that in panel 2, the brown spikey thing is the end of Paulo’s tail… I always thought it was a rip in the table cloth, but i couldnt figure out why it would be there xD

yup September 27, 2011, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #183282

… I know Mike has quite a few reasons to be emo about Lucy, but if he’s going to give Tess a smile like that on her birthday and not even a parting glance Lucy’s way then he just placed pretty high on my list of the biggest douches.

Rain September 27, 2011, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #183283

Very sweet! :) Tess is lucky! But where’s Lucy? She should be with them!

Ashshadow September 27, 2011, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #183284

Lucy you got some splaining to do as too why you ain’t here

Mizuchi September 27, 2011, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #183286

also why has only 525 books been sold come on lazy bones get up and do something meaningfull like buying a graphic novel about animated cats going through Highschool. I bought one, and it is worth the $50.

Mizuchi September 27, 2011, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #183287

Paulo looks like he is trying to slyly offer himself as the bonus present in panel 5 there.

AflacMan13 September 27, 2011, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #183288

Oh god let the floodgates open. :P

Happy birthday btw Tess! (I’d keep the wrapping paper of that blue-ribboned one Pualo has between his legs :D )

JC September 27, 2011, 9:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #183293

*stares for hours at Paulo* … *sly grin* I love this boy, too much.

Missme September 27, 2011, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #183297

I know this is a bit out there, but whats up with the sonic comic?
it’s missed two updates, and theres no up to date news for it on it’s website :o maybe on the forums, but I am silly and don’t check those often xD

Thamix September 27, 2011, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #183298

where is lucy

BLAzE September 27, 2011, 10:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #183301

:O Tess’s Birthday, wasn’t expecting that.

Anyways, half the comments are about “dick in a box”… :/ seriously?

O.K, where is Lucy? Meh, most likely planing a H U G E surprise for Tess XD again…

Mewkat September 27, 2011, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #183302

Paulo gives the gift of cat junk. Lord knows Rachel wanted it…

Nyan Bo September 27, 2011, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #183303

For those wondering where Lucy is, she is screwing Augustus. She snuk away in time to catch him on that bus to do it with him in the back.

RedJack September 27, 2011, 11:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #183304

This is the most adorable comic page I’ve seen here in awhile. XD

Arkairyn September 27, 2011, 11:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #183306

heh, Mike says happy birthday to Tess but not Lucy :P
As mean as that may be, the man had his reasons, I just hope it doesn’t bite him in the *** later. D:

Sandvich September 27, 2011, 11:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #183307

I would simply like to point out that it was implied that Mike did, in face, say happy birthday to Lucy. She just did not hear him since she can’t hear out of her left side.

Deuce Moose September 27, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #183308

Open the one by his nuts first XD lol
It has to be a dick in a box

DinR September 28, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #183309

Whoops. Will update in 5 minutes. If you post any comments, I will kill you.

SuitCase September 28, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #183310

come at me bro.

Dan September 28, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #183311

i’m not sure where people are getting the idea about the whole box in front of Paulo.
it’s shown just before that he basically stumbled into the pile :/

Symphonic September 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183312

Bday comic time again yay

Catboyn September 28, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #183319

The present in front of Paulo is just a joke you know “tee-hee” :/

Issun September 28, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #183341

Woah is right David, this site does look different on a Kindle *punched* X_@
OW! OK ok in all seriousness I think David is thinking the same thing were thinking, that Lucy isnt there. Also that bad feeling that I have with Abbey once he got his dictator power is still there, and it got worse during this page.

Darf14 September 28, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #183342

Woah is right David, this site does look different on a Kindle *punched* X_@\\r\\nOW! OK ok in all seriousness I think David is thinking the same thing were thinking, that Lucy isnt there. Also that bad feeling that I have with Abbey once he got his dictator power is still there, and it got worse during this page. \\r\\n

Darf14 September 28, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #183343

Woah is right David, this site does look different on a Kindle *punched* X_@\\r\\nOW! OK ok in all seriousness I think David is thinking the same thing were thinking, that Lucy isnt there. Also that bad feeling that I have with Abbey once he got his dictator power is still there, and it got worse during this page. \\r\\n

Darf14 September 28, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #183344

Woah is right David, this site does look different on a Kindle *punched* X_@\\r\\nOW! OK ok in all seriousness I think David is thinking the same thing were thinking, that Lucy isnt there. Also that bad feeling that I have with Abbey once he got his dictator power is still there, and it got worse during this page. \\r\\n

Darf14 September 28, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #183382

for some reason when she grabbed his tail i couldn’t help but think
“he coulda farted straight into her face… i’m sick i know

Aries September 28, 2011, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #183423

HAhah all their eyes look like lost little kittens (and a puppy) you just wanna take them all home :D

Chazz September 28, 2011, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #183438

Lol taeshi, seriously? Learn to read? More like learn to remember. Anyways, u can delete mah posts(or atleast one) if u wanna.
Cuz It’s My Life, I do what I want, and so is it for you.

Blast_The_Hedghog September 28, 2011, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #183831

What the hey?! I didn’t post any of those spammy comments! Ok who is impersonating me!! Furious Abbey

Darf14 October 3, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #184244

Dat curved foot yo.

Bob October 5, 2011, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #184619

Dawwww.

TheMemeGuy October 9, 2011, 6:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #186373

nooooooeeesss that blue presents placement is scaring me!! DX noooooeees my mind ruined the cuteness!

Tara lastname October 19, 2011, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #187900

Someone’s missing…

Where’s Lucy?

Harris012 November 1, 2011, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #204049

that was an odd moment at first but so cute in the end :,)

mad hatter December 31, 2011, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #208327

Where’s Lucy???? :question:

Bittersweetlover! February 8, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #214176

Ohmygod Sexi Paulo Damit Jasmine WHY’D YOU TAKE HIM?! ;_;

LucyDucy April 12, 2012, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #216620

LOL look where the yellow present is… :D XD :P 8-)
like a bausssssssss

Nicki.Minaj4life May 16, 2012, 9:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #218690

DUDE Mike’s face!!! SO CUTE

NightcoreTechRave June 10, 2012, 11:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #223093

Uhmm… Where’s Luce

Moshilun July 19, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #226356

Paulo’s pose in the, uh, (wait it doesn’t have its own panel!) under the table didn’t really come out right.

YLZ (read as yolls) August 27, 2012, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #229307

Step 1: Cut hole in box…

anghstyHoodie September 26, 2012, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #236205

Now THAT’S how you do a surprise birthday party! >:D I LOVE IT!! XD

I'll Eat Yourself January 8, 2013, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #241226

The last panel made me tear up a bit, really sweet. <3

Kit March 18, 2013, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #244910

what a convenient place to place a present, paulo

Whimsicott May 4, 2013, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #265756

Kinda sad how Tess started to cry a bit BEFORE she was surprised…

Emoji November 15, 2013, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #271830

The yellow and purple one better not be his **** in a box.

Yes January 6, 2014, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #281767

aww, that’s so adorable! <3

bob the builder June 1, 2014, 2:28 PM EST.

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