80. Happy Hour, page posted 12/20/13

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Comment ID #270918

Aww

Pokelova December 20, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #270919

D’awwww!

jhornb02 December 20, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #270920

Plot twist: it’s Viagra

TheLazyCharmander December 20, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #270921

Awww

Housey December 20, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #270922

aawww :)

ComicGuy December 20, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #270923

Paulo x Rachel. That’s right paulo Rachel may not be Lucy but she is a lovely caring sex hound that is there for you. Give her a chance.
@ Supertails do you think they could work out?

Blue fox December 20, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #270924

Drugs and achohol bad combo

Alfavhunter December 20, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #270925

One more page left, wonder what the next chapter will be?

Solaris December 20, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #270926

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOPE.
COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

Gea December 20, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #270927

you don’t even know what you tog man, it could be totally sleeping pills to take advantage of you D: Just joking, its a really sweet moment and im glad Paulo shows gratitude to Rachel. Such nice happy moment :)

EvilKitty3 December 20, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #270928

Hurray.

Hurray

Hurray

Cliffhanger ;_;

Jonas97face December 20, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #270929

I wonder who’s watching from the window…?
Well, besides us, of course.

Tails December 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #270930

And it doesn’t end there… I’m not sure if consuming two substances is healthy.

Keyblade Dragon December 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #270931

Awwwwww…YES! :D

Jayden December 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #270932

still one page

Filias December 20, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #270933

Wait….. r they snogging? Or just hugging? :/

dubstep_kitteh1 December 20, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #270934

@Alfavhunter: It is likely just something to prevent more vomiting, Rachel probably checked that it doesn’t react with alcohol.

Moogle December 20, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #270935

Awww wat a nice ending to the chapter… wait theres one more page. AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGG!!! I GOTTA KNOW HOW THIS ISNT THE LAST PAGE. FRIDAY HOW I CURSE THEE.

June-pay Eeyorey December 20, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #270936

yay

Dragobir December 20, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #270937

Rachel’s a great and sweet gall and Paulo realizes that. She makes the best of friends cause she help’s Paulo and others feel better and she understands the situations that a lot of people are in.

TheCreatrix December 20, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #270938

I guess Paulo is going to date Rachel now. Hmph.

kami December 20, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #270939

About time he stopped taking her sympathy by granted.

Knux-the-Killer December 20, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #270940

The zooming out tells me that the last page is going to be Lucy or Mike. Or maybe AbbeyxDaisy stuff.

Zott December 20, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #270941

Is this true love we’re seeing? Is Paolo finally seeing through his dense fog of Lucy infatuation, albeit in a very slight way?

ONLY TIME WILL TELL. And more BCB pages.
Also thank you Taeshi for being awesome.

Missy December 20, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #270942

Viagra??

MoonlightAroraa December 20, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #270943

Next time on Bittersweet Candy Bowl: Paulo wakes up and doesn’t remember where his weekend went.

Shamro December 20, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #270944

Awww yeahhh, hug that cougar, hug her good, Paulo! MMMM SO GOOD GURL
But seriously though oh my gods this whole chapter is just the sweetest, feelsiest thing ever and I can’t even stand it. <3 Every new page is a gift. It’s the highlight of my morning. :D

MykelTDT December 20, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #270945

omg that page is full of cuteness <3
The pill was propably just anti-headache medicine^^

@Tails
ok you scared me a bit xD

Tails December 20, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #270946

Now that’s a nice ending

lov/hate/hurt December 20, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #270947

Happy birthday Rachel :D

You’re definitely “the one” for Paulo. Now commence heavy make-outs off screen!

Yelikarts December 20, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #270948

AAAAAAARRRRRRHHHHGGG

Ultimate CUTE!!!!
(dead)

Mr-Hero-Bio December 20, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #270949

Awwww I rally like this page so muchos :’3

eagle December 20, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #270950

guys I found mike in another webcomic

http://laslindas.katbox.net/bonus-comics/lc/comic- 22/

please take a look ♥

Gea December 20, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #270951

@Taeshi
What? No comment on the page? I was really looking forward to it.
——————————————————————————————————
Anyway, the feeeeeeeeeeeels are too strong! They’re OVER 9000!

Gate-senpai December 20, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #270952

@Gea and Lucy’s on the top too :3 cool, thanks for sharing~

Yelikarts December 20, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #270953

this will be a long wait for the last page :(
And i can´t wait for the next chapter to start <3

Tails December 20, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #270954

Rachel is a real friend, despite being a “gigantic ****”.

Volgrand December 20, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #270955

@ Gea don’t forget about Lucy at the top. Aww someone beat me to it. I wonder how dirty Rachel’s house is? Maby the last page will be paulo and Rachel cleaning up the house.

Blue fox December 20, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #270956

Take her Paulo…. Take her and fulfill the prophecy. You have someone who genuinely cares and wants to see you happy and is willing to throw her *** at you.

Do you not want her because she came too easy to you?

Where is David? I feel like he needs to barge into the bathroom and interrupt what may happen on the last page of this chapter.

V1A2 December 20, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #270957

Jonas97face December 20, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #270958

It’s moments like these, when you’re at your lowest, you find out who your friends really are.

Rachel is now on my favorite characters list!

kaminari683 December 20, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #270959

@Yelikarts
Didn’t saawww heer :DDD
you’re so observative !!

so Lucy and Mike were having pancakes together one morning …

Gea December 20, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #270960

I love this page because from my POV, it seems like romantic intent on Rachel’s side is being put aside to take care of her vomiting friend. Like sure, you can see from the hug that it is on
What I love about Rach is that she seems to be one of the only characters who displays maturity in this comic. She’s confident in her sexuality, she’s deeply caring about the people who are close to her, and even though she did openly accept the alcohol at the party which got everyone wrecked, you saw her and her older friends…they knew how to handle themselves while the younger kids went nuts (which is common at parties anyway), so for the most part she’s pretty responsible. Not to mention she literally had to put her birthday to the side so these kids could cry about Lucy and didn’t put up a fuss about it.
And even now, with Paulo vomiting and talking about the love of his life to a girl who clearly likes him, and as we’ve seen from past comics he has SOME sort of feelings for her…but she’s putting that to the side too because she knows he needs someone (outside of the vomitting part) and she’s there for him. Regardless of whether or not they’d be a good couple, I think Paulo needs someone to see past his BS and be patient with him, and Rach is clearly willing to be that rock that he needs, if not as a partner then as a friend.

TL;DR Rachel is the most mature character and should get all the awards.

Jessebelle December 20, 2013, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #270961

…Strike off that first sentence and a half. My phone won’t let me edit my post and I thought that bit was deleted -_-

Jessebelle December 20, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #270962

@TheLazyCharmander
Or a Roofie, or BOTH!!

@Volgrand

So a female who enjoys and practices safe & casual sex is automatically a ****?

You’re lucky I’m not a rabid radical feminist, otherwise you would’ve been chewed out by now.

Frost December 20, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #270963

@Jessebelle
for this post you deserve all the hugs :3

Tails December 20, 2013, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #270964

BTW love the snow effect outside the window in the last panel, @Taeshi

jhornb02 December 20, 2013, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #270965

@TheLazyCharmander Oh my god, you just did not… XD

Exile Reaper December 20, 2013, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #270966

@Jonas97face
Didn’t saw that either oo: !!!!
you guys are reeaally cleeeveeer >< !!
look at that lucy :3 she’s angry B’AAAAWWW

Gea December 20, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #270967

@Taeshi
was that a colaboration or is she a fan? :3

Gea December 20, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #270968

Anti-hangover pills, handy tool to have.

starfighter105 December 20, 2013, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #270969

4 days to read the WHOLE comic to this page…damn, but this comic is soo good, I don’t even know why, it’s just so complex, so funny, so beautiful, so emotional…I sound like a wuss XD Congrats to the style, and A GREAT CONGRAT TO THIS COMIC :3
(But can someone pls tell me what exactly happend to Lucy? Had she tried to kill herself? I’m a lil’ confused ‘bout that ^^”)

Franklin December 20, 2013, 2:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #270970

Goddamn it, like I wasn’t shipping them enough already XD

Man, if their relationship DOES go beyond friendship, I hope it works out for them. But Honestly, I kinda want Paulo to have time for himself before jumping into another relationship, because he really needs time to sort himself out. What if he DOES decide to pursue a relationship with Rachel…. and he sees LUCY again (like sometime on a later chapter) D: ? Or if he decides that he CAN’T forget about Lucy? But then again, Rachel’s smart enough not to get romantically involved with Paulo, so chances are that maybe :P / 8-) won’t happen. But that doesn’t mean I’m any less worried about Paulo trying to hook up with someone right away D:

Subaru December 20, 2013, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #270971

@Frost
“So a female who enjoys and practices safe & casual sex is automatically a ****?”
Sadly many people still think that way :(

Tails December 20, 2013, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #270972

Next morning, Paulo and Rachel are in bed again.

Evelynn December 20, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #270973

yaaay, paulo, you’re not a douche 8-D

Knight-A December 20, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #270974

@Evelynn
a month later: Rachel is pregnant :D
(yes i know that that is not possible, but it would be a fun twist xD)

Tails December 20, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #270976

Ugh. *barfs*

Please don’t let Paulo ditch his true love for someone who is, as some fans of Rachel would say, “so much more well-suited for him because she understands him better than anyone else.”

*Barfs again*

xox December 20, 2013, 3:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #270977

69 hours ughhh D:

Jonas97face December 20, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #270978

I’m so torn ;_; I love Paulo X Lucy…. but Paulo X Rachel is cute and having seen so much more of her in this chapter I love her personality :/

SirSynx December 20, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #270980

@Jonas97face amen ._.

SirSynx December 20, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #270981

okay… so don´t screw this up Paulo… Or I will hurty you! *bark* XD

ZeroMoon December 20, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #270982

Last-Page Prediction: Paulo is going to say something to Rachel. Something romantic. Something that is going to make her fall for him. He is going to crash and not remember saying it.

Next Chapter: Lucy returns with a thing for Paulo. Drama ensues.

G-Esque December 20, 2013, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #270984

Rachel is my Queen

Sleepingfox December 20, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #270985

@LordofRye (from the last page)

I think i should clarify. I don’t have an issue with Tess, Tess is awesome. A reformed villain if you will. I was just clarifying some stuff for Amigo. Although it seems i failed since i had forgotten and misremembered some stuff.

@the page,

Hmmm, one page to go. Me thinks the zoom out’s a red herring to a scene change (just like the snow was a couple fridays back). We’ll still be with these two on monday, probably the next morning again (but maybe with paulo not freaking out).

buchanen_neket December 20, 2013, 4:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #270988

I’m very sure that’s aspirin to help with all alcohol related problems.

Feather Quill Inkpot December 20, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #270989

Maybe I’m missing the point of this whole chapter, but I gotta say I’m really liking Rachel’s fashion sense.

Twenty-Three December 20, 2013, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #270990

its 5:00 PM and no comment from @Taeshi OR @Suitcase ! WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?!?

Maith1 December 20, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #270992

Did you use finger paint on the last panel for the snow? It’s neat!

The Nameless One December 20, 2013, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #270995

Who flushes the toilet with just one finger? :nope:

Lili December 20, 2013, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #270996

@Blue Fox

I dunno. I like Rachel, maybe they’ll work it out, but she doesn’t deserve to be stuck with Paulo who doesn’t love her. And I second the little convo about it being sort of sad that she’s been with so many guys that she can’t remember her first. To each their own, but I think she’s missing out. So is Paulo.

I know plenty of people like that, and I don’t really care what other people do. But they are missing out on what it is like to be loved first, before all the physical drama.

Lickit&stickit December 20, 2013, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #270997

@Lili
Those people who own a toilet that can’t do double-duty as a oil tanker anchor

Frost December 20, 2013, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #270999

@Lili
more people than you may think :P

Tails December 20, 2013, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #271000

Good grief, people! It’s only a nausea pill or something, it’s not drugs, much less sex drugs.. Sheesh, get your heads out of the toilet/gutters, sure they may be friends with benefits but i doubt they would use drugs, even for sex.. Mad Lucy

Michelle December 20, 2013, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #271001

@ Lickit&stickit I will be honest. At first I did not like Rachel. Starting over is the chapter I started warming up to her. She has really gotten to me in these last two chapters though. All I’m saying is paulo can give it a shot. There’s obviously something there. All he has to do is try he may find out he actually loves her. You no like trying new foods. You don’t know if you like it till you try. Plus she totally has a car.

Blue fox December 20, 2013, 6:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #271002

Oh Rachel <3
She’s totally my kinda girl =)

Straight forward and supportive!!

odie December 20, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #271003

Can I just say that I have genuinely grown to love Rachel, that she has gone from a background character to front-and-center, and that she is my absolute favorite? <3

aside from maybe Abbey, it really seems like she is the most real and in-depth character here. Granted, Daisy may be similar if she weren’t so naive, perhaps. ^^;

-.- December 20, 2013, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #271004

Who has an unfrosted window that large in their bathroom? Unless it is really high up

Thisguy December 20, 2013, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #271005

I didn’t know a pill could produce THE FEELS.

Hawz December 20, 2013, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #271006

@Thisguy,

i don’t think that it’s big (well not THAT big). Considering how it looks curved around the edges i think it’s supposed to be like it’s through a fish eye lense. Notice how the perspective starts to expand outwards at the door in the bathroom.

buchanen_neket December 20, 2013, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #271007

The same as Taeshi’s comment.

HongKat December 20, 2013, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #271008

i really hope these two end up together. rachel is such a good match for paulo. now brush your teeth and give her a kiss. be a good guy to her paulo.

King_Crimson December 20, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #271009

Booze + Pills = Imminent death!
Please please PLEASE don’t let the cast spend their Christmas at a morgue
D: D: D:

Kwan Surrned December 20, 2013, 10:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #271010

And then everybody died because Paulo slept with so many girls that Lucy finally came back and went crazy and killed them all and then killed herself because this might as well be School Days the anime.

illeatyourself December 20, 2013, 10:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #271011

And now, Rachel does what she does best, BOW CHICKA BOW WOW!!

Uh… I mean, AWW look how sweet this!

13lackout December 20, 2013, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #271013

@illeatyourself

Now, now he only slept with two, Rachel and Jess. If we want promiscuous, we have Rachel to gawk at (assuming she isn’t like Jess and actually is as risque as she says she is).

Lickit&stickit December 20, 2013, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #271015

And at that very moment, Paulo realizes who has been there for him through thick and thin. Rachel has took care of him through his downs and ups, making sure he has someone who he can depend on. Deep down I know they care about each other more than they like to admit.

Mark December 21, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #271016

screeches i love this ship so much ;______;
one of my fav ship
its on

so cute #^_^#

MimiChan December 21, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #271020

@kiki,

Not really, it’s more a matter of getting over her either way. Just being away from her for an extended period of time can help in him getting over Lucy too. Help him come to terms with things like realizing he couldn’t have gotten anything going with her, seeing that there are other fish in the sea, seeing that it may have just been infatuation that he confused for love, and how his obsession has been effecting him (like his blind belief that she was the one).

After a time of not seeing her day after day, after the grief and the shock and all that stuff passes he’ll probably end up asking some questions of himself after he comes down from his cloud. Questions like “was it really love?”, etc and so forth. Hell even having a relationship without constantly being reminded about Lucy can have a catalyst effect to his questioning himself.

buchanen_neket December 21, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #271021

(I don’t think this hug is more than a thank you, however it is a deep and heartfelt thanks from someone who is emotionally distraught and exhausted inside. It’s a beautiful thing. And Rachel is a beautiful person… this moment between them is a lovely one. And how she puts up with Paulo shows real compassion… … … I don’t think they’re ever going to be more than occasional bed buddies, and I honestly hope that part stops as they seek real relationships. However I hope that they can be there for each other, and be friends for life… I would like that.)

Allsmiles December 21, 2013, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #271022

Dat bluuuuush

Turanis December 21, 2013, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #271024

Just saying, but Viagra is a blue pill. Not a white one.

That guy. December 21, 2013, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #271025

[inhuman screeching in the distance because RACHEL WHY ARE YOU SUCH A SWEETHEART SOBS]

Furball December 21, 2013, 4:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #271026

For some reason, I have never really trusted Rachel. And, I don’t know why. There is something in her that clashed with something in me. It’s just a hunch or something. I keep expecting her to do something really nasty.

Could someone disprove me, please? Cause I have no reason to feel this way. And I shouldn’t. She has been acting perfectly, and I still distrust her. I need to remove prejudices to be objective.

Lordofrye December 21, 2013, 4:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #271027

They’re prolly just multivitamins guys, don’t go jumping the gun assuming they’re drugs. I’ve had friends do the exact same for me after a wild night, push a couple of Berocca and a large glass of water in my hand before I go to bed. Rachel’s just being a good bro.

Ali December 21, 2013, 5:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #271028

@buchanen_neket
No that really sounds more like you described Lucys obsession with Mike than Paulos feelings towards her. (or maybe your own hate-problem towards her? :P)
Paulo was not obsessed over Lucy and i really have no idea where you got that from o.O

Tails December 21, 2013, 5:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #271030

@Tails I agree that Paulo was not obsessed with Lucy (until she left. But that is what I think) but I think Paulo still kinda idolized Lucy (not that much though). Everything Lucy did was okay. She never did anything wrong. That is kinda how Paulo was thinking after the trip to Acapulco (man I loved the part where Mike sacrifised himself to save Lucy :love:).

I don’t think @buchay hates Lucy. I think he just dislikes and distrusts her. He would be flaming Lucy like when @Thanatos flames Paulo if he hated Lucy XD.

Jonas97face December 21, 2013, 6:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #271031

@Jonas97face
Yeah you might be right with that :D

Tails December 21, 2013, 6:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #271032

Good friends are good.

+bird+ December 21, 2013, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #271033

@Frost @Tails

Are you kidding me, guys?

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p52.html

¬¬U

Volgrand December 21, 2013, 8:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #271034

@buchanen_neket

Or he develops a “WINNERS NEVER QUIT, QUITTERS NEVER WIN” mentality and goes through fire and flames for Lucy.

But that doesn’t suit your “Baww i haet lucy Mad Lucy mentality does it? :smirk:

@Volgrand
There’s a fine line between internal joking and namecalling.
You crossed it, no discussion.

@Lordofrye
You don’t like openly sexually active women.
You come from a conservative household?

Frost December 21, 2013, 8:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #271035

@Frost

Will you please visit the link and realize that the joke was the JESS did call her “Gigantic ****” (and mainly, that was the reason for the ’ ” ’ in my first message?).

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p52.html

Jeeez….

Volgrand December 21, 2013, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #271036

@Volgrand

You’re still not grasping the immense harm that word can cause a person.
Hence my “There’s a fine line between internal joking and namecalling” statement.
So no, just because some fictional characters were joking about it doesn’t mean you should.

Frost December 21, 2013, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #271037

Heh, I wonder if next page will be empty like this http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p1.html :smirk:

JayLime December 21, 2013, 11:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #271038

@JayLime
or it was all a comic that David did draw :D

Tails December 21, 2013, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #271039

@Frost

If her friend can call her that and she boasts about it without refuting, then she probably doesn’t care. Sure it’s not a nice word, but the girl herself didn’t refute it. Meaning she does have a wild past, and she’s not ashamed. Who cares if someone else is weird about it? Rachel’s the one that has to look herself in the mirror, and if she’s fine then I’m sure she isn’t shaken by others. There’s always going to be someone that judges, even if it isn’t out loud.

Besides if my friend called me a name and it didn’t matter to me. I doubt anyone else’s judgement would let me care either. My friend’s opinion means more.

Lickit&stickit December 21, 2013, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #271040

why was my original comment deleted @suitcase? did i do something wrong?

kiki December 21, 2013, 12:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #271042

@ Frost
No. That’s not it. Her sexuality is her choice, really. It might be more along the lines of “she used Paulo to hurt Tess”. But, so did Jessica. So why hasn’t my dumb hunch gone away yet? I forgave Jess, and therefore I must also forgive Rachel. I don’t really know anything else that could make me dislike her. She has proven herself 3 times over to be a good person. Yet, I still don’t trust her.

Somebody else make an argument against that. Cause I am incapable. I would like to disprove my stupid brain, and want help in doing so.

Lordofrye December 21, 2013, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #271043

D’awwwww.

Ashe December 21, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #271045

@Lordofrye I think I can help. What you’re stuck on is how badly Rachel wanted to hurt Tess and the pain she caused Paulo in the crossfire. I think we have to consider some mitigating circumstances with wanting to hurt Tess because she was doing it to get revenge for her little brother’s arm (kinda convoluted, but that’s her reasoning as far as I can tell). Poor Paulo in that case was just collateral damage. Considering how she’s treated him since, being supportive during the *boo hoo I miss Lucy* bit, AND putting up with his puking, AND being there for him afterwards, I would say she’s done more good than harm. If she was an untrustworthy person I think it would’ve shown itself since everyone else left the party, but her priority was making Paulo feel better (even if on the last page she kinda back-peddled on that).

Does that help?

jhornb02 December 21, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #271046

@Lordofrye

Imma confuse you more and play devil’s advocate.

You just don’t trust her because she is less trustworthy than Jess. Jess was awful, but she literally only did so once and was torn up about it. Even stated she felt awful after. Rachel hasn’t ever shown any such remorse. (Maybe b/c she did like Paulo some so it wasn’t as hard for her). Regardless, being promiscuous and also having done something in that manner to be vengeful, does make someone look like a poor choice for a partner.

Who wants to trust someone that would do that? Especially when they do not even feel bad about it. Heck, what happens when they get angry in relationship? Would they go after a close friend to hurt you? Granted Rachel could be great in a committed relationship. But she’s also saying she wants casual. So who’s to say, she isn’t doing this with someone other than Paulo? Or that her idea of love is just casual and never can be serious?

PS: Before anyone gets angry, I thought it’s be interesting to look at why, from a relationship point of view, she isn’t trustworthy. To play with all the countering ways she is proving to be a good person in recent chapters. Remember that first impressions last longer. And if Paulo is only focused on how he used to see her, in addition with his love for Lucy, it could be prolonging his decision to move on to Rachel.

We can look at Paulo’s character in the same way, and he has a laundry list of baggage to make him a poor romantic partner, but Rachel obviously doesn’t seem to care. She likes him regardless. It’s only really possible to consider why Paulo is holding back. Well besides just Lucy.

Lickit&stickit December 21, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

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@ jhornb02
That’s basically the argument I’m using. Rachel, 1, never really hated Tess that much: Rachel disliked her, but never really “hated” her. She mainly followed Jessica’s lead. 2: so far she has certainly done more good than harm. All the pain she caused Tessa and Paulo is far outweighed by the good she has done to others. Yet, something in the back of my mind still says not to trust her. So, that’s not the right argument. The simplest is sometimes not the best.

@ likit&stikit
You aren’t helping. Yet something inside me agrees with you. Stahp

Lordofrye December 21, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #271048

@Lordofrye

MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Can’t trust a wild card, she be playing with you first in the bedroom, then your heart if she can. :P

Lickit&stickit December 21, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #271049

@Lickit&stickit
I can only think that, beyond Lucy, Paulo is considering how bad of a boyfriend he was to Jasmine and that there isn’t much to stop him from doing it again to Rachel, or anyone else for that matter, unless he can somehow get Lucy out of his head. If that is the case (and that’s a BIG IF for an immature drunk kid like Paulo in this chapter), it would be a real step in the right direction for him.

jhornb02 December 21, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #271050

@jhornb02

I’d be proud of him, but Paulo is too much like an open book to think he might actually grow that quickly without us noticing. ;)

Lickit&stickit December 21, 2013, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #271051

@ likit&stikit

I noticed character development! He cried. A LOT. Hopefully, that means he realized that other people’s feelings matter. Hopefully, some of his tears were shed for his own stupidity. It certainly are to be the case. He is crying , shaking, turning to others and vomiting. All of those have been signs of self-hate in this comic before. He might have realized how much he let Lucy down. And others.

Lordofrye December 21, 2013, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #271052

Kiki, sometimes I have to delete a post, and because we don’t have proper reply threading here yet I have to manually delete related posts. Yours was related, it didn’t make sense once the post you were replying to was removed.

SuitCase December 21, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #271053

@Lickit&stickit
“Remember that first impressions last longer. ”
Honestly not for me, nbecause i personally think that first impressions are almost always a wrong lead (mostly because i very often have been proven otherwise when i had a first impression of someone).
Rachel really IS rather good person and would surely help paulo to build his confidence and his good old self back up.

Tails December 21, 2013, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #271054

I’mma add to Lickt and Lord and say one thing that makes me really um I dunno uncomfortable? With Rachel is that she would sleep with him 1) when he was vulnerable, and 2) knowing he’s in love with /trying to wait for someone else. Its cool shes being supportive and nice, but I dunno it just really rubs me the wrong way a bit. I’m not saying she shouldn’t be his friend or be nice but come on, she saw how much he was crying over Lucy and trying to hold out for her but shes still doing that? And she saw how upset Lucy was about the whole thing in the hall way and at the party, does she really think it would be cool or awesome if Lucy knew this was going on now? It just really doesn’t seem like she’s concerned about their situation, seems a bit selfish? I wish I could explain it better, but either way she’s not as immature/stupid/innocent as she puts on so if she really wanted to help him why do this? I thought I really liked her character but now I gotta give her the side eye of suspicion right now something is just not right.


EDIT:

Hmmm only thing I can think of is that shes some kinda weird sexual predator (insane) oooor that shes actually in love with him and is not thinking clearly (more plausible)

Samm-y December 21, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #271055

Ooh. You know what would be totally awesome? He stays for the rest of the night being comforted. He tries to sex her up as an apology for being an ******* at her birthday party. And then she stops him, tells him that he is not in his right mind, and reminds him of his promise. And then he sees the parallels.

•°·;;·°•

Lordofrye December 21, 2013, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #271056

@suitcase, ok, thanks for telling me

kiki December 21, 2013, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #271058

@Lordofrye:

Posted image

jhornb02 December 21, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #271060

@Lordofrye

That would be great. Wake up call for Paulo.

Lickit&stickit December 21, 2013, 11:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #271061

Bittersweetcandybowl has somehow managed to make me hate the weekend - A+ for dramatic cliffhangers and ship moments that make me want to squeal. And the artwork is exceptional! Didn’t you do digital art for a while, @Taeshi ? Because at one point the style of your comics changed (traditional->digital->traiditional [current]).
Even though I think Paulo x Rachel is adorable, my OTP of this is still Lucy x Paulo. I like them the best together.

Parasite December 21, 2013, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #271062

Hmm… Paulo and Lucy together really super duper looks cute and fits each other…And Paulo and Rachael together…. I say they fit! But I still like the Paulo and Lucy, But I’d feel bad fer rachael, so….. This is super complicated! But rachael is a dog…. So I’d say Lucy for paulo…. I don’t know anymore….

Paulo_fan December 22, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #271063

I just went through a few months of this after neglecting my webcomics folder for a while… Just wanted to say, keep up the good work! You’re up at the tippy top of my list of 35 comics to catch up on.

Rideps December 22, 2013, 5:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #271064

30 hours until next upload :P

Jonas97face December 22, 2013, 6:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #271065

…yaaaay Rachel got appreciateeed…Is what I waaaanted.

Chrow December 22, 2013, 7:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #271066

@Jonas97face
the last 2 hours are the worst ones :D

Tails December 22, 2013, 7:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #271067

Its like new years eve just slowly waiting O_O

Marcus December 22, 2013, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #271068

Im just waiting for something interesting

Logancbell December 22, 2013, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #271070

D’aaaaaaaaw their sad and cute at the same time!

…and with one more page left something bad is gonna happen… I just know it. What can come after this page that doesn’t come with bad news?

freaquentflyer December 22, 2013, 12:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #271071

And thats how a new, strong relationship was born.

kommo1 December 22, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #271072

Page debuts In 104671 hours!? :question:

Scourge December 22, 2013, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #271073

here’s hoping the next chapter focuses on possibly jasmine, auggie, sue or david.

kiki December 22, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #271074

I’m waiting for my Lucy Mad Lucy
I can’t wait until she comes back… If she does anyway.

Poptart-chan December 22, 2013, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #271075

@Tails what do you mean with the last 2 hours are terrible :smirk:?

I guess the last page will either be about Rachel and Paulo (perhaps Paulo wakes up in Rachel’s bed), maybe a glimpse of Lucy (probably not), Paulo goes home or the focus goes to Mike (nah).

Woah @Scourge. I wouldn’t want to be you. It’s probably wrong though :D

@Kiki why Auggie or Jasmine. They have pretty much nothing to do with this chapter :P

Jonas97face December 23, 2013, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #271076

There we go. That’s good. I like that.
It doesn’t have to be a love thing all the time, Paulo’s just showing his appreciation for all Rachel’s done for him. Good man. At least she get’s something out of all this. :)

WellAlright December 23, 2013, 4:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #271077

@Jonas97face
I mean that the last 2 hours of the countdown are the worst, because they feel to me like they get over super slowly, especially when the comments are shut down ^^

Tails December 23, 2013, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #271078

@Tails. I see what you mean and I totally agree :D. Ugh. It is so painful sometimes (all times XD).

6 hours D:

Jonas97face December 23, 2013, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #271079

@Jonas
only 3 hours D:

[NERVOUSNESS INTENSIFIES]

Tails December 23, 2013, 9:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #271080

if paulo and rachel end up together i would be happen they kinda fix together well :o >’.’

2shy December 23, 2013, 11:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #271081

@Tails. AHHH. 1 HOUR D: !

Jonas97face December 23, 2013, 11:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #271107

@jonas97face well not this chapter but rather the next chapter. Its been a while since we seen auggie

kiki December 23, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #271419

They’re so cute. I hope they end up together.

MikexLucyForever December 27, 2013, 10:41 PM EST.

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