73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 12/14/12

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Veronica’s Commentary

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106 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #234166

Ohh, this is going to be fun.

supertails19 December 14, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #234167

Firstly, is anyone else getting slow connection on just this site or is it just me.
Really, we don’t get to see what that’s about? ಠ_ಠ Not sure if I should be frustrated or impressed with your ability to troll…. It will be fun to see who shows up to the party. I’m quite certain Mike and Paulo will have a great time together (that can mean multiple things, so take it as you will). Still though, someone’s going to get drunk and it will be funny to say the least.
Lastly, ugh, rich people…
Edit: Holy **** Site Crash! Does that mean bad servers or lot of data usage? If the first, meh. If the latter, impressive.

Nikita December 14, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #234168

Most awkward face contact the whole comic.

bjk December 14, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #234169

And Tess is already again using her money to keep her underage friends, yaaaay~

Wonder why no one except Tess ever gets completely shitfaced though, wasn’t a problem before with Paulo and Jess :P
I dunno if it’s just a german thing to do but if you let Teenagers have access to alcohol they normally end up shitfaced more then enough, no matter how goody-two-shoes they are

Katzenhund December 14, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234170

GODAMNIT. Also called first to view comic! **** yeahh! So much accomplished in life!

Josh December 14, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234171

O.o zomg stuff be goin up-down-all-around lol. Well scene-wise. Been a while since we’ve seen Tess :)

Bah. Must be I’m tripping balls tonight. I can’t type to save my life lol.

Legion December 14, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234172

AAAHHHHH!!!
oi…
oh well, all good writers are trolls anyways…

LaviArray December 14, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234173

I hope Lucy and Mike talk during this chapter, and fix things. I think Mike made ​​the mistake of making decisions with his head, when he had to to make them with his feelings. In my head I would not be friends with a tsundere, but is that the kind of feeling I could get along with one of them.

ChileanGuy December 14, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #234174

Ugh this chapter is moving too slow!

Elintepic December 14, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #234175

Taeshi? You forgot Tess’ whiskers on panel 7

Dudeler December 14, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #234176

I’m guessing this chapter is going to be mostly set-up and that major motions in the story will begin next chapter.

Disnee December 14, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #234177

okay i see what is going on the family is going to make Lucy to the the party

CoolBad December 14, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #234178

I remember the last party Tess threw it didn’t end well for Mike and Lucy. Well at least drunk Tess will have a blast XD. Uh oh, Paulo is too worried about Lucy to hit on Tess, this is serious. Houston we lost another one 8-). Running face first into your ex-girlfriend. 8-D: Awkward.

supertails19 December 14, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #234179

Dudeler: AAAAAA you’re right!!!

I will fix that.. some time! In the future!! Though you mean panel seven.

Taeshi December 14, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #234180

The moment where hundreds of dollars go down the drain in a perfect comic.

That Guy December 14, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #234181

Gorgeous page, Veronica! :) Also yay, Tess! I missed her! Haha I guess it hasn’t been as long as I think it has…

nalem December 14, 2012, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #234182

Of course mikes the only one that complained.

Stephano December 14, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #234183

God i cant decide who i want Paulo to be with

lolwut December 14, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #234184

Ah, the good old accidental face-smash. Almost as bad as the bending-over-to-pick-something-up-and-someone- trips-into-you. In other news, the fund to help the bosseyed obviously worked.
Now, to get into my long-disused midnight psychobabble mode.
As far as I can remember, Paulo and Tess broke up about as smoothly as a breakup can go. I mean, it was still rough, but there was a surprisingly low amount of residual awkwardness. In this particular strip, I can see Paulo dosen’t have any more feelings for Tess, but Tess still cares for Paulo. Possibly. We have little evidence at this point.
Hypothesis: Tess will start up an awkward “I still kinda like you” conversation with Paulo, because she’s honest like that. Paulo, being him, will either A: try and sex her up or B: act like a grown, embarrassed adult and tell her he’s not interested. Then they’ll both attempt to erase the conversation from their memories.
Curtisimo - THAUMCRAFT THREEEEE
33333

Curtisimo December 14, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #234185

You can obviously see that Tess wants to get into Paulo’s pants.

Waldo December 14, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #234186

THAT MOMENT WHEN TAESHI REPLIES TO YOUR COMMENT! :O :) :P D: XD :x :D :( ;) :/ ;_; ._. 8-D 8-) :-* #^_^# Furious Abbey :love: :nope: Mad Lucy :smirk: :unsure: :question:

IM FEELING SO MANY EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW!

Elintepic December 14, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #234187

And in a bizarre twist, Lucy, Jasmine, Augustus, Jessica and everybody else show up to the party. Literally every conceivable avenue of drama all under the same roof. Seconds to midnight; a ticking time bomb. Can you imagine?

It would be a big shocker if Lucy showed up, but maybe another no-show might push a certain cat to leave the party and seek her out, especially if this cat is going to get stood up.

Or, perhaps, at least Mike will get questioned again, this time without the likes of David bailing him out with a nauseous Amaya post-crazy dancing.

Purin December 14, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #234188

@ Elintepic
Dudeler≠Elintepic…
:/
Edit:
@ Elintepic
Okay then…? Did not see that response coming.

Nikita December 14, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #234189

@Nikita

I realize that. Dudeler is my hero!

Elintepic December 14, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #234190

@lolwut

You want him to be with Lucy. If you disagree I will get Lucy to punch you all in the FFFAAAACCEEE!!!!

Elintepic December 14, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #234191

WHO, and I thuought everything was a closebook between those two, not done with the lovetriangels yet, things have just got a lot more fun here ;-)

lov/hate/hurt December 14, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #234192

@Nikita
@Taeshi

No one i know ever sees anything i do coming which is sort of sad because i have known them for like 8 years but anyway dudeler Is awesome cause Taeshi totally responded to him and btw Taeshi it underlines your name red and this is YOUR website so you might wanna fix dat… :P

Elintepic December 14, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #234193

LU CYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

marcie December 14, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #234194

Is it just me, or is Tess enjoying the view of Mike’s um…er…tail?

Logic December 14, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #234195

@ Elintepic
Random fact of the day. The website you are visiting does not control auto-correct. The web browser does that.
Por ejemplo, if I were to visit Wikipedia and add the word ‘Perestroika’ to my dictionary and then visit this website, thought Taeshi may never have heard the term before and may never had it used on her site, it would still appear as correct.
Also, there is only one solution for that: be less spontaneous.

Nikita December 14, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #234196

Taeshi, you teasing troll! ._.

Just-a-Lurker December 14, 2012, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #234197

@Nikita

You again huh? Well thanks for da random fact. Heres another random fact I WILL NEVER STOP SPONTANEOUSLY BEING SPONTANEOUS!

Also the person who answers this correctly will win absolutly nothing!
your mom+ a nickel=x. What does x equal?

Elintepic December 14, 2012, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #234198

Ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh, this is going to be good

the word December 14, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #234199

lol, that was probably thee most intentional “hey I’m not trying to run into you or anything” face smash or whatever you want to call it. You can see the lines behind Paulo that indicates to me he’s running or at least fast walking. I even imagined a “zoom” sound effect following him. Also, in the panel before that he’s standing right next to her, but somehow still manages to run into her face with significant impact.
All these colors and people just seem to intensify the heavy situation Lucy is going through. I mean look at Mike, he can still hang with his buds and laugh about stuff, but Lucy looks like she’s all ready to go Hit Man mode or something crazy like that.
@ Elintepic Lucy is going to be with me, so I’m going to punch all of you in the FFFAAAACCEEE!!!! Or maybe just you, I dunno, still thinking about it.

Blank On Purpose December 14, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #234200

@Blank On Purpose

What does x equal?

Elintepic December 14, 2012, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #234201

Paulo has unknowingly just crossed the threshold into another realm; a dimension of blushing, a dimension of yelling, a dimension of silence.
Paulo has just crossed into…The Awkward Zone.

Note: If you have to click This Link to get this reference, you have failed at popular culture and my respect for you is hereby gone for all eternity.

Neospector December 14, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #234202

@blank on purose neeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrd

.... December 14, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #234203

And then there’s that awkward, well darn I’m only a junior and will have to be here another full year as a senior, so maybe I should have dated Paulo.

Never thought he’d get a girl XD

Tess deep down he’s not sure about his girl either. Lawls.

I_Love_Lucy December 14, 2012, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234204

Wonder what direction this party is going to take?

Hopefully it’s not a complete disaster.

Nimbus26 December 14, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #234205

Bugs Bunny… Hah… *sobs*

Knuc December 14, 2012, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #234206

@Stephano

Of course Mike is the only one complains about parties. Hahaha God forbid he decides to thank Tess for inviting him!

Certainly not, everyday without seeing Sandy, which is always pretty much everyday, is like such a drag to him, having to put up with friends who like him.

I_Love_Lucy December 14, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #234207

pfffft god dammit taeshi

LeetPete December 14, 2012, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #234208

I think Tess is worried because Paulo is upset (hence the reason his eyebrows are furrowed and he’s too busy thinking to pay attention to where he’s going), not because she wants to get into his pants, people. Paulo is upset because li’l miss Lucy-baby’s not there and he’s worried about her. I assume he’ll have some sort of slight confrontation with Mike and Mr. Mikie will flip a table or two, but I’ll probably be wrong. Ehh who knows with this comic? It keeps me on edge and Taeshi always comes up with the best twists to the plot. *claps* Keep up the great work Tae!

LightTribe December 14, 2012, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #234209

why is paulo down :c

Sahchan December 14, 2012, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #234210

Ah, Tess. I think I can understand why she’s throwing these parties during the holidays though. I mean, you’d wanna spend more time with the people you care about, in whatever way you can express, right? Even if it can be a bit superficial to others. Not that rich though, but I’d like to party with my buds any day I can too XD

Well, Tess is obviously going to be much more concerned with Paulo (and Maybe Lucy if she shows up, but I don’t think she will), so she’ll probably try and talk to him, have a heart-toheart convo. Anything to know what’s bothering him, because she cares about him and will miss him the most.

Subaru December 14, 2012, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #234211

I’ve noticed that we consistently see Amaya and David in the same panel whenever there’s a party. I’m most likely just overanalyzing, but I wonder if that means anything. Could there be a budding friendship? :x It would be nice to see David have another good friend aside from Paulo. NOT NECESSARILY SHIPPING, just another companion.

PocketGodPygmy December 14, 2012, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #234212

Am I the only one thinking that Jasmine and Paulo got into a little argument prior to the party, hence the strangely upset look on his face, or that he’s got too much on his mind and may be worrying about Lucy? :( Or maybe it’s in relation to both and.. oh my goodness, I am overthinking a little!

eatedurtaco December 14, 2012, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #234213

Well if anyone has a chance of finding out why Paulo is getting so down its Tess.

You know once Tess leaves once the year is over, I’m really gonna miss these parties she keeps throwing :(.

DeathofInk December 14, 2012, 4:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #234214

The really funny thing is that my original comment to Dudeler was also going to mention Elintepic only to tell him to not be an impatient jerk and stop complaining about the pace of the comic because it updates three days a week and that’s not ideal for storytelling.

So in a way Elintepic was going to get a response originally, but not a very positive one! Bad first impression!

Taeshi December 14, 2012, 4:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #234215

I always liked Paulo and Tess, but I like Jasmine too. Dang it.

Anon-Anon December 14, 2012, 5:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #234216

@taeshi. Ikr, 3 days a week of a awesome comic so what if its going to take along time to find out the ended story. Thats what comics are people. Again if yoy want a short story. Read childrens books. Stop bitch at taeshi!

Sahchan December 14, 2012, 5:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #234217

@ everyone May of read taeshis note wrong. Sorry :c

Sahchan December 14, 2012, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #234218

Ooooooooohhh…. Paulo got to think about Lucy again huh?! :P XD :-*

Iti December 14, 2012, 6:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #234219

Scene change… dead-eyed Lucy… I think I see where things will be going…

Mightyena December 14, 2012, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #234220

@I_Love_Lucy
I love how you always hit good points, I also noticed he something was bothering him. I am glad to know I am not alone noticing he dreads being around people. Yes, he is suffering from Sandy-withdrawal…poor guy :/

I wonder if Lucy was invited. Probably not since she would probably would end up in a trunk again. XD WHAT to soon?

Hey Mike, isn’t also weird that New Years Eve is only 6 days after Christmas 0.o? Also I am the only one noticing he is nervous? Glad to know he has no remorse for his actions. :/ I bet he came only so Tess wouldn’t ask him why he didn’t want to come. He probably would have went off on her too, and probably revealed or hinted to how he “feels” about his “parasite”.

Paulo knows something is wrong with Lucy(emotionally of course) and guessing from another shoulder Paulo may know why:http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p3.html and http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p4.html <~~~~ COME ON THIS IS A HUGE RED FLAG! He says he cares but what has he done lately bring cake and talk to her a little? Glad to know you care, as long as it doesn’t affect your friendship with Mike. You lost all of my respect! Freaken Pansy :/ No wonder Lucy has lost it, even Paulo has abandoned her.
Also Tess knows something is bothering Paulo and it isn’t the fact the Jasmine isn’t with him. If Paulo confronted Mike he would get my respect back!

I got a feeling Mike is going to be in DEEP ****.

@Taeshi
Yes but we love you anyway <3… also this is actually making this more interesting!

Someone December 14, 2012, 6:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #234221

I love the dress Tess is wearing.

Fluffy December 14, 2012, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #234222

Umf….. Watch Jasmine not even show up.

what? December 14, 2012, 7:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #234223

@Taeshi
Well played, Mrs. Vera….Well ****ing played.

Casshern_Sin December 14, 2012, 8:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #234224

@Taeshi
Epic Bugs Bunny quote! :D

thedragon133 December 14, 2012, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #234225

UH OH, it’s that OTHER triangle we conveniently forgot about!

Huh? December 14, 2012, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #234226

Hey, Paulo isn’t all over a girl for once!

Neo-Akurin December 14, 2012, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #234227

Aaand the solution has to wait, but at least it’s for Tess’s party!

I honestly don’t know whether to say “YAAY!” or “GODDAMMIT!” :D Furious Abbey

TheX400096 December 14, 2012, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #234228

How did that Mike get on the guest list!? Ooooh this just grinds my gears! I’m being real anal about this. Can i be any more cheesier about my frustration??

I wonder if Lucy will ditch this shindig as well. Ah I’m using more cheesy words!

Follarch December 14, 2012, 9:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #234229

Why would anyone complain about the pace of the comic, 3 days a week is good to me…What are you, going to die tomorrow?

MECHEN DER KRIEGTĂ–RTILLEM December 14, 2012, 9:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #234230

Well David DID say that Amaya is a smooth dancer and we all know how much that choco labrador likes to do his Chacha and Mango~
I wouldn’t say either that there’s anything between them but I just wouldn’t be surprised if they are shipped at the end. David always has enough money to go to the cinema anyway so mayyyybeeee

Katzenhund December 14, 2012, 10:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #234231

(Referring to previous comment expectations) Well, that was somewhat fruitless…. Anyway, I see that Paulo is a little concerned about Lucy. Also, This chapter does seem like a ticking time bomb of drama, possibly.

Keyblade Dragon December 14, 2012, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #234232

Tess: “I’m going to dress nice for this awesome party!”
Everyone else: “Meh. I’ll just wear an accessory.”

Kikren December 14, 2012, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #234234

@Huh? Hey… yeah I like your userbame there buddy c’:

what? December 14, 2012, 11:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #234235

@lighTribe damn and I thought there where some lingering feelings comeing from her , that would have ben a lot more fun

lov/hate/hurt December 14, 2012, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #234236

Ah so there is still love from tess towards paulo

Is the whos that a new requirement tO post a comment?

D.inR. December 14, 2012, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #234237

I sense drama incoming. If Lucy is forced to go to the party like someone suggested, Paulo, Tess and Sue are going to cause a big fuss.

Moogle December 14, 2012, 12:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #234239

Blue scarf, eh? This is…interesting? Not really sure how I feel about him donning his old tog. Ah well, I’m sure this chapter will be plenty enjoyable.

StushiJaguat December 14, 2012, 1:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #234240

Everything’s starting to come to a head.

*holds up popcorn bucket* Anyone?

Chocothunda December 14, 2012, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #234241

OH TAESHI YOU SNEEAAAKY LITTLE- BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Rylan December 14, 2012, 2:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #234242

Great another love triangle…… ;)

Pepe Le Pew December 14, 2012, 3:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #234243

This new yeares eve party is going to turn into a drama party wen lucy showes up. I cant wait.

Blue fox December 14, 2012, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #234244

@taeshi *snrk* that was well played. X3

To anyone who thinks three days a week is slow, give me a break. Three updates per week is crazy, it takes a lot of time and effort to do that, it may get easier, but it is still very time consuming. Actually the only other webcomic I know of that updates three days a week is Yosh! By Phil something-or-other. I am quite content with three days a week lol. Then I again I do read like 5 web comics regularly… Ugh I need snow to come so I can have a life. XD

Legion December 14, 2012, 4:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #234245

As someone who popped in right as Starting Over was being uploaded, I’m REALLY enjoying the change of pace. The last few panels are now lodged in my brain until Monday, along with the entire previous page. I wonder what Paulo was thinking about before the facial collision..

@Legion
Where I live also lacks snow right now. It’s sort of depressing not to have had any snow by the middle of December.

not_used December 14, 2012, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #234246

@Legion
Homestuck updates almost every day, but that’s mostly because Andrew Hussie does it 24/7. Aside from that I agree with everything you said. 3 pages a week’s not bad at all!

As for snow, being a Brit I don’t think I’ll be seeing much of it this Christmas myself XD

Hunter X December 14, 2012, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #234247

That’s not the proper way to give a girl a kiss, Paulo.

Titanium Dragon December 14, 2012, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #234248

*6-minute-sigh* Oh………SO MANY
COMMENT-CONVERSATIONZ!!!!!!!!!
I IZ SOW CUNPHUZELD!!!!
btw: Plz please help me understand the meaning of “hobknoker”.

Tekurin December 14, 2012, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #234249

@someone

I like your style, I think this is the start of a beautiful blogship.

<3

I’ve always been a lurker here and I think I’m going to start voicing my views instead of just reading the comments. Lol I just like being a lurker.

I_Love_Lucy December 14, 2012, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #234250

And then the plot thickens. IT makes me wonder, will Tess notice Lucy’s not at her party? Will she question Mike for some answers? OR will she just not notice? Only time will tell.

HomelessBrozo December 14, 2012, 7:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #234253

Sadly for me I’ve never been to a party. I tend to not enjoy overwhelming loud music.

Anon-Anon December 14, 2012, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #234254

@I_Love_Lucy
Great minds think alike do they not? I was the same way. On my 2nd reread I starting reading comments. 3rd is when I started actually commenting. I love reading your comments, their like mine but you know actually insightful. XD

Actually I would like to point this out from personal experience over getting over a friend. My best friend and I always get in little fights, still till this day. Has been my best friend since 1st Grade, I currently in my 1st year of College after high school(so 12 years). Anyway we did have fight one time that actually got ugly so I put down the phone and he hung up. For the next 2 months we didn’t even talk to eachother awkwardly enough we had the same lunch and ended sitting at the same table most of the time. This happened my junior year. So after 10 years of being best friends and when normally get it fights he hangs and we end making up the next day. So when this fight happened and he didn’t even want to see me… I was pretty hurt. I may have only gone 2 months with him ****** off at me but I really felt like ****. Best friendship are hard to get over! You have basically shared your life with them and they hate you its hard to take trust me.

SO you people telling Lucy to get over Mike, you personally **** me off. Romantically they may have never stood a chance but as friends they were pretty good ones! Probably like Mike you think she stills want to be his girlfriend. :/

Someone December 14, 2012, 8:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #234255

for a second, I though that little Taeshi was flipping me off.

AbrahamBaconham December 14, 2012, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #234256

My first thought when I saw this page was literally, “I ****ing love Tess.” She’s gotta be on of my favorite characters. Second thought was “lol @Nikita”. :3

So seeing Paulo literally run face-first into Tess, shows he’s obviously distracted. Big time. I can’t see it being anything with Jazz in the sense of a fight. Paulo wouldn’t be worried-looking. He might be ******. He might not’ve shown up to the party at all if that was the case. I think he’s really just worrying for Lucy or worrying about his feelings, still. That’s something that’ll keep haunting him ‘till it comes to some kind of resolution, regardless of what it is. Might still haunt him for a while after depending on the resolution too.

Second note of interest, Tess is freakin’ stylish and awesome. I love her. ; _; I feel like she and I are similar, personality wise… (if I had the money, I’d throw parties for my friends all the freakin’ time too).

Third. Why is Mike wondering about that? Shouldn’t he just go with the flow? Enjoy the time spent with friends that’s (practically) drama-free for him? Without Lucy? Seriously, he should enjoy this while it lasts, ‘cause it’s not going to last much longer at alll. nope.jpg

Fourth. Tess can totally tell something’s wrong with Paulo (you’d have to be blind or Mike not to see it *kidding about the Mike part* ). I assume she’ll try to have a “Hey, noticed you were super worried-looking, what’s up?” talk with him. Hopefully she’ll get to him before he decides to confront Mike, if at all. I don’t think I’d mind him confronting Mike. I think it’d be interesting to see how Mike handles it. Weather or not he suddenly explodes or talks his way out of it. Or gets lucky with another distraction of some kind. I wanna see that. n_n

Fifth. LUCY. >> Yeah. I’m sure she was invited, despite not coming to Tess’s last party, but she probably declined. Or she may not have even told Tess herself she wouldn’t be coming, but maybe her mom or Jordan passed the message along. I don’t think anyone is purposely ignoring the fact that Lucy hasn’t been around. Maybe they think she just came down with something really terrible, or even that she’s been busy with family, or something similar. The only ones who’ve kind of noticed were Sue who made a comment about it possibly being Mike’s fault for her not coming around. If ya’ll remember, Sue was trying to be there for Lucy after she told Daisy, Sue, and Tess that she admitted her feelings to Mike. So Sue has a mildly better idea than most others why it could sort of possibly be Mike, even if she may not realize the extent. Then there is Paulo, who has helped pick the pieces up and comfort Lucy in her dark times. And he saw her in her room, shut away from everyone else. So, he knows it’s bad, but maybe not exactly how bad. Regardless, they’re the only two who’ve really questioned where Lucy has been.

…lots o’ writin’.

Anyway, lookin’ forward to Monday. <3

Yaschiri December 14, 2012, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #234257

This is the prettiest i’ve seen Tess in a long time. I always liked her. I got to like the her i know not the bitch she once was. But she has gone through alot of physical changes and i hate her current haircut, however this is the one time with this hair cut that she looks gorgous. That and she apears most human when drawn. I can realy do without her wiskers, as seen at the final panel. I Think paulo’s distracted from lucy or jazz. Also think Tess is conserned not trying to get with him. I have a hunch that might happen anyway. They will end up in a compromising position. I look foward to it :)

JustSomeCritic December 15, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #234258

WHY DO ALL MY COMIC CREATORS TEASE ME? ;_;

Better question: why do I always take the abuse? -_-;

Shi-chan December 15, 2012, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #234259

So I was kind of confused why @Elintepic thinks I’m some kind of hero just because Taeshi responded to my observation of Tess’ missing whiskers, but as I scrolled down, is that some kind of sarcastic remark, or am I missing something here? I don’t know, I just thought I’d point out something from the comic, and that’s that. Love your work Taeshi, and I look forward to what happens next.

My prediction: At some point David’s gonna make Amaya sick again from the dances like at the Christmas party. XD

Dudeler December 15, 2012, 4:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #234261

I am super excited! I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this chapter :)

kuribohkun December 15, 2012, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #234262

Amaya.
What are you doing here.
Remember what happaned last time :T

Lolz December 15, 2012, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #234265

God ive missed Tess so much!

Stevum December 15, 2012, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #234266

I wouldn’t be against seeing Daisy get White-girl Wasted after accidentally drinking some spiked egg nog.

Mostly because it is really unlike her and would be hilarious. I wonder if she’d hit on Abbey real hard, and he’d be like “No baby, I think you’ve had enough” and he’d take care of her or Mike could get really angry at her (Cue him yelling and then suddenly remembering he said the same thing to Lucy, then dramatically running off)

It’d just be a fun sub-plot of drama within whatever the main event is. *wink wink nudge nudge Taeshi*

I_Love_Lucy December 15, 2012, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #234272

@I_Love_Lucy
I predict if she got “drunk” she would reveal her “crush” she still has on Mike, **** on Mike and he would be like “Damn it Daisy! Your Just Lucy!” “You**************************”

I am pretty sure the rest of you can figure out or guess what the rest is.

Either way… Lucy not showing up twice? Tess knows the real reason why she didn’t want to go on Summer Vacation… And last party Sue started getting on Mike’s case.

To be honest I really do predict that the secret is going to be out or at least Mike is going to under pressure! *plays Pressure by Queen* I know its not fitting but still!

Someone December 16, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #234273

Dear Teashi, i don’t know how else to contact u so forgive me, ps love this page. I love your comic dairys and i just have to say there right up there with the peanuts gang. I hope u get more of your work published :)

JustSomeCritic December 16, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #234274

@Taeshi
What changes have you made to archive I don’t see anything different…. or have you not made the change yet?
@Everyone else
is the change there and I am just missing it?


http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/archive.html

Someone December 16, 2012, 7:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #234275

Tess:
why do you host all the drama filled partys? why oh why?
:question:

That Chick December 16, 2012, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #234277

why cant tess have nice whiskers? =(

anom December 16, 2012, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #234278

What?………………… @ ?………… huh?…………. :D

Huh? December 16, 2012, 11:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #234279

Now that we have all seen this, exactly how many love triangles ade there now?
I also like how the comic is almost in real time since we’re close to christmas and since they just had christmas.

Neo-Akurin December 16, 2012, 12:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #234281

@Huh?
haha yeah!

what? December 16, 2012, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #234282

@Neo-Akurin
Over FIVE I believe…
someone correct me if I am wrong.

Someone December 16, 2012, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #234283

JAZZIE BE CHEATING ON HIM I CAN SMEELS IT

CONSPIRATIONALIST December 16, 2012, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #234284

Y’know, I’m pretty much in the PauloxLucy camp, but I wouldn’t mind having Paulo and Tess have a long hard New Year kiss in the corner.

What? It’s the holidays.

Follarch December 16, 2012, 6:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #234285

That’s our Taeshi!

The Ebola Virus December 16, 2012, 9:58 PM EST.

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