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Souppy is having surgery today so please wish him the very best! He changed the store as well and has been working super hard on helping the comic grow, whether it's through website work or helpoing me with dialogue changes. He's one of the reasons BCB became so successful and I couldn't have done it without him ;__; I hope he has a safe and speedy recovery, it's not a big thing. But it still hurts to be opened up!! Give him well wishes, if you can draw him get well things (PauloxDaisy/MikexLucy are things he likes lol), anything to give him support! I hope he is able to wake up to a nice thing!!
Damage February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.
Yeah Paulo !
A guy February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.
Now you’ve done it, Paulo. Way to make her feel better.
Aqua February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.
Lol. Not really helping here Paulo
Good luck Soup
Jonas97face February 17, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.
Well, Paulo was never known for his subtly. Still though, good on Abbey for moving on.
SkullJester February 17, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.
Even Paulo can’t defend Daisy… not for the right reasons, but still.
ABwingz February 17, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.
Such a tool.
dog February 17, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.
Ah Paulo you know just how to make a girl feel better
Fernando February 17, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.
Get well Souppy, and enjoy plenty of ice cream after the surgery, or popsicles if you enjoy those more.
DarthStar February 17, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.
YEAH SOUPPY! MikeXLucy all the way!
SXR123 February 17, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.
Wow Paulo, not a good start there.
Keyblade Dragon February 17, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.
yeaaaaah no im still siding with abbey
he really had every right to do what he did and daisy shouldn’t be entering a relationship when she still has feelings for someone else
i mean she’s addressing him as /mikie/ right after abbey’s “dumped” her .-.
if it turns to paulo and/or anyone else getting pissy at abbey and bothering him about it i won’t be happy tbh
Lirrah February 17, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.
I wish the best for you Souppy! You’ve got a good lady looking after you.
EOTW February 17, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.
Chrisd765 February 17, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.
Get well Souppy, you’ve been and are a big help to Taeshi and BCB.
Keyblade Dragon February 17, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.
Feel better soon, Suitcase!
I’m glad you started defining the characters’ mouths more, Taeshi! It really does make a huge difference! I’m loving the new style’s proportions; they’re so cute!
Maki February 17, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.
Get well soon Souppy!
Pinki February 17, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.
Well I’m glad this went much better than I thought it would have.
Lilmont February 17, 2014, 1:08 PM EST.
I wish Souppy a speedy recovery!! Paulo is actually good at heart.
Kamalika February 17, 2014, 1:09 PM EST.
I wish Souppy the best! I hope he does well! Love this page, and all the rest lol!
Shannon February 17, 2014, 1:09 PM EST.
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE, PAULO
Brandon February 17, 2014, 1:10 PM EST.
Feel better suitcase,
kiki February 17, 2014, 1:12 PM EST.
Thank you, Paulo!!! Daisy is just being a little attention grabby, but at least she is telling the truth about what exactly happened. Abbey was in the full right and I am proud of what he did, he put her own screwed up priorities above his own, which is something that she cannot do I a million years. So Abbey isn’t a tool at all, she really is. She should have finished that candybar of mike before opening the abbey brand.
Hope that she won’t blow this out of proportion and use this to get mike to pity her, though it will be awkward when mike find out about this. Now three of his friends hate him. I wish we could see how Lucy is doing though. I kinda miss her and prefer her stuff than to daisy being desperate and not knowing how to control herself.
MIKIE. WHAT. Boo HOO, get a grip on yourself girl, you had it coming for a LONG while, Daisey.
And well wishes to Soupy!!!
Lettaiswhiet February 17, 2014, 1:12 PM EST.
Soups deserves an expedient recovery for being the swellest, stand-uppinest dude ever. Hope all goes well. :0 Let us generate a Spirit Bomb of well-wishes to explode all over the operating room.
Also Daisy’s house is nice.
MykelTDT February 17, 2014, 1:14 PM EST.
About as subtle as stone skipping with live handgrenades.
Still, he’s right about Mike, though not in the way he wants to be.
Zeeb February 17, 2014, 1:14 PM EST.
out of all the charcters on this comic she falls for it has to be the second most emotionally unstable one here
Oh and get better soon there soupy
lov/hate/hurt February 17, 2014, 1:14 PM EST.
1) So happy Daisy isn’t blaming Abbey. I mean, as happy as you can be in this situation.
2) I find Paulo’s behavior effective. What Daisy needs to get into her head is that Mike is a bad match. If the problem is her taste, she can try to shed that affection from the inside. If the problem is that he’s handsome and perfect with a long-distance girlfriend… you see the difference?
Good job Paulo, even if you’re probably just acting how you would regardless.
Hazel February 17, 2014, 1:15 PM EST.
I love how honest Paulo can be
EvilKitty3 February 17, 2014, 1:16 PM EST.
Bye Paulo. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
Landon February 17, 2014, 1:17 PM EST.
It’s a shame I really dislike Abbey, otherwise I’d side with him more.
Daisy’s the one in the wrong, but I know how she feels. Love someone for long enough and it can be really hard to let go.
ravengal February 17, 2014, 1:17 PM EST.
I think Paulo might be the best person for her in this situation, because she probably doesn’t need someone who’s going to coddle her after a breakup, but still won’t be a COMPLETE douchebagel
Sleepology February 17, 2014, 1:20 PM EST.
Yeah… No comment on this one.
Gate-senpai February 17, 2014, 1:22 PM EST.
Dillo! February 17, 2014, 1:24 PM EST.
Yeah Paulo, she does have **** taste…she also like you too…BURN
CoolBad February 17, 2014, 1:24 PM EST.
People, Its Tue truth if Sue,Daisy,and sandy put him on a higher pedestal he be mister ****ing Mr.perfect, she needs to learn to stop abscessing over him
void February 17, 2014, 1:24 PM EST.
I’m glad Paulo is being honest. Daisy is sweet but dumb.
taNi February 17, 2014, 1:28 PM EST.
Well, Miss Taeshi, your water colors are gorgeous and dreamy. <3
I’m happy you’re using this techique in your comics. Very beautiful!
Side note: I think I’ll brush off the dust on my charcoal pencils (if I still have them ^^;) and sketch Souppy a pic! Speedy recovery!
Old Ren February 17, 2014, 1:28 PM EST.
I agree with Paulo about Mike.
glassesrock February 17, 2014, 1:29 PM EST.
Good luck, Souppy!
glassesrock February 17, 2014, 1:31 PM EST.
Good luck, Suitcase! Get well soon.
__noname__ February 17, 2014, 1:44 PM EST.
Oh real smooth Paulo! Try being supportive like you did for Lucy!
Jayden February 17, 2014, 1:45 PM EST.
This page is the most beautiful page I’ve seen so far using this new art style. It’s very appealing to the eyes, and the characters are looking much better. Great job!
Feel better and I hope everything goes well!
AngryBunny February 17, 2014, 1:46 PM EST.
Well f**k you too, Paulo. A really dickish move.
And Good luck, be well, and so on, Souppy.
OldMan February 17, 2014, 1:49 PM EST.
I hope you will get well soon again and that everything goes smooth
Well, Paulo got a point there
I like how honest he can be with his feelings about those two^^
And he might be the perfect one for daisy to talk about it, since he is ín a similar situation.
Tails February 17, 2014, 2:07 PM EST.
David is really pushing for it. I bet he is a Daisy and paulo fan. Wow paulo just can’t stop insulting his friends.
@ SuitCase good luck! And a quick recovery.
Blue fox February 17, 2014, 2:07 PM EST.
At least it’s looking like he’s not going to freak out on Abbey. I think Daisy crying means she did have feelings for Abbey but they weren’t anywhere near as strong as his feelings for Mike and I think she’s realizing that a little bit which is why she didn’t blow up all angry at Abbey.
Gio February 17, 2014, 2:08 PM EST.
Oddly this doesn’t surprise me, I’m just shocked he hasn’t flown out ready to bash him. At least he’s getting the real story from Daisy first
Canny February 17, 2014, 2:14 PM EST.
Suit! Oh mang, hey, best wishes and I’m sure you’ll be quite fine when you get up! Just drink lots of fluids and do what the doctors tell ya to make a speedy recovery.
As for the chapter.
Lol @ Paulo.
I appreciate that while he did start freaking out a little, he stopped after hearing WHY she was broken up with. I love that. Like maybe Paulo wasn’t a bad choice to have her run across.
Yaschiri February 17, 2014, 2:15 PM EST.
A good friend tells you when you got flaws. And the fact that he said that means that he understands WHY Abbey would do that. Which means there won’t be a fist-fight between the two. Good.
I hope Souppy gets better soon. ^-^ I’ve never had surgery but I hear it’s rough.
Zone February 17, 2014, 2:16 PM EST.
@Taeshi I hope He has a souper speedy recovery
Cloud February 17, 2014, 2:16 PM EST.
Surgery, that sucks. Get better soon Souppy.
starfighter105 February 17, 2014, 2:17 PM EST.
For characters who’s supposedly 14-to-16 years old they sure do look like preteens.
And Daisy’s gonna have a rough time with realizing mike is 100% off limits and even thinking about him as more than just a friend is counter productive.
She practically worships him, Surprisingly she doesn’t have a altar dedicated to him (yet?)
Kevin93 February 17, 2014, 2:19 PM EST.
So many overlaps here.
This reminds me of my high school days when I read/followed over 10+ webcomics (just four now), and when I was really into BCB.
I remember reading the “another path” chapter, where Paulo consoles Lucy, who tries to have sex with him and he resists (or maybe that was another chapter, I just know there are two similar ones; non-cannon where they have sex and cannon where they don’t).
Seems like the same set up could happen here. Daisy just got turned down by Abbey, just like when Lucy got turned down by Mike, both of them are emotionally distressed and Paulo has to make it better.
I don’t think Paulo is going to “go for it” as David puts it. If he could resist banging an emotionally distressed Lucy back then (who he is super hot for), I am pretty sure he can stay clear of doing up Daisy (who is much younger and like others say, a younger sister to Paulo).
When Daisy admits she still “Kinda likes Mike”, the next panel with Paulo’s stunned face makes me think he’s going “Well that’s okay, I still kinda like Lucy”, in that they both have been with other partners, but still obsess over the “One” they can’t let go.
Paulo being very frank as usual on the last panel and as someone else commented, Daisy does like Paulo, which makes the comment funny. However, I don’t think Daisy has “feelings” for Paulo, she just likes him like a friend.
Blank On Purpose February 17, 2014, 2:26 PM EST.
Wow, I’m surprised Paulo didn’t show more rage towards Abbey. I’m really curious how he’ll handle the situation further; the next school day should be very interesting!
@SuitCase: Get well soon! I wish you all the best!
Jeryon February 17, 2014, 2:34 PM EST.
I love the second to last panel
“well **** i broke up with jasmine for the same reason, now I can’t rage at him without being a colossal Hypocrite”
Vega February 17, 2014, 2:36 PM EST.
jjjjjjzzzzzz Paulo your sepous to make her feel better not tell her she has bad tast. idiot
robyn February 17, 2014, 2:38 PM EST.
Subtle, very subtle… Anyway, in all seriousness. Daisy still has feelings for MIKE?! Come on girl, you’ve had more than enough time to move on. Really, does she have to have the fact that he’s taken staring her in the face before she allows herself to move on? Really, Daisy is holding herself back from what could be other much happier relationships. But no, she’s still pining after Mike. Pining after something that will probably never happen. Daisy needs some good sense knocked into her. As for Paulo still kinda liking Lucy, I suppose to me he has more of a reason since he actually has a romantic foundation to stand on with Lucy, assuming Lucy may have shared the same feelings for him. Meanwhile Mike has made it perfectly clear that Sandy is his number one and he won’t see Daisy as anything but a friend. Everything seems to be as bold as brass and as clear as crystal to everyone, apart from Daisy.
Okay, that’s the entirety of my rant. I wonder how long that was. *looks up at own post*
Crystalzoner February 17, 2014, 2:39 PM EST.
I pray for the most speedy & complete recovery for Mr. Souppy.
It is always amazing to see the professionalism put into this site, and it is inspiring to me.
You are a gentleman & a scholar, good sir, and I wish you both the best.
Dr. Z February 17, 2014, 2:40 PM EST.
By the way. Get well soon, Suitcase! May your recovery be speedy.
Crystalzoner February 17, 2014, 2:42 PM EST.
get well soon suitcase! and lovely art tae
Kitmit February 17, 2014, 2:44 PM EST.
@Blank On Purpose - I’m pretty sure Daisy is not that much younger than them. She’s just childish and likes to be cared for like one while complaining about being treated like one.
Zone February 17, 2014, 2:45 PM EST.
omg pleaaaase get over Mike, he’s so into his imaginary girlfriend he won’t chaaaange, I’m tired of the love conflict between Mike and the girls… Moving on please
Olive February 17, 2014, 2:46 PM EST.
She’s only a few months younger
Jonas97face February 17, 2014, 2:48 PM EST.
Get well Suitcase
Daisy you can do it!
MikeDawn February 17, 2014, 2:58 PM EST.
no wonder they are friends, David is an idiot who can pick up any sing if it was punching him with a hammer and Paulo is the greatest douche and ******* you will ever find
Red February 17, 2014, 3:08 PM EST.
hmm, I side with Abby, like everyone before me says, its not right for daisy to date someone when she loves mike
As fair as this Paulo talk, Its not good, she needs a Female too speak too not some boy who basically laid every girl (besides jazz) or attempted too lay.
I love him but hes not the right guy atm, i honestly could see this going very wrong and maybe a long beautiful Friendship ending?
David is fine as long as Paulo keeps in his head Daisy is like his sister and is a no petty party easy lay
Daisy i dislike for obvious annoying reasons threw out the comic, But I do like her in a way to admire?
Daisy, for the love of god. Resolve your love for Mike, Do not date just look harder at what is around Mike. What is he Really like? You where there at the party tho you don’t remember try harder for what mike said about Lucy? Someone will tell you.
I don’t know what else too say.
In the middle with Daisy not hate but not like.
Eko February 17, 2014, 3:36 PM EST.
Mr-Hero-Bio February 17, 2014, 3:37 PM EST.
…So it IS ice-cream! Thanks, Paulo. That’s gonna make her feel better. What’s with the insecure girls all going to Paulo’s house?
The Scarlet Tailed Fox February 17, 2014, 3:54 PM EST.
lol smooth Paulo
But at least he’s being straightforward instead of beating around the bush
Ash illusion February 17, 2014, 4:19 PM EST.
Best’a’ wishes to ya Soup-man! Hope everything goes smoothly for you.
Dracain February 17, 2014, 4:22 PM EST.
I don’t get why people are making a big deal about her calling Mike “Mikie”. Daisy adds an “ie” to every character with a single syllable name:
Dave - Davie
jasmine - Jazzie
Sue - Susie
Tess - tessie
And I’m sure she’s referred to Rach as Rachie at some point
Too - I think she uses it more as term of
Endearment for friends.
Also, people telling her to get over it - she might like Mike but she also liked Abbey a lot - she did a lot for him and I think she may even love him, but is unsure about how she feels.
I do think Abbey is right, but it’s natural she’s upset
It’s not like she pretended Abbey was Mike - she obviously enjoyed being with him for himself.
Mabel February 17, 2014, 4:46 PM EST.
wish you the berry best for him taeshi, my dad one time he was in surgery and he came back home whit very good healt, good luck
atte: rex inazaky
rex_inazaky February 17, 2014, 5:11 PM EST.
Kami February 17, 2014, 5:32 PM EST.
Get well soon, Souppy.
Shamro February 17, 2014, 5:33 PM EST.
I honestly feel way less sympathetic towards Daisy; she knew she still liked(maybe loved?) Mike when she started dating Abbey, and while I know that loving someone can take years to get over, she shouldn’t have started dating someone she knew she wouldn’t love.
I hope Souppy has a speedy recovery!
Solar February 17, 2014, 5:51 PM EST.
Get better sooner Souppy
Tcj333 February 17, 2014, 5:58 PM EST.
Hope you feel well soon
HelTH February 17, 2014, 6:03 PM EST.
Get better soon Suitcase! Also, Paulo is staying very level headed about this whole situation. I am glad to see that he might be learning how to control his temper a little bit better. David is still David as usual. And I think Daisy will mature from this experience (hopefully). At least no one wants to beat up Abbey! Now have Molly give Abbey a hug to make him feel better!
Nenekiri February 17, 2014, 6:21 PM EST.
Here’s some chicken noodle soupy to help your man feel better!
Kris February 17, 2014, 6:46 PM EST.
You got this Souppy! and Paulo! ha! Wrong moment
Tealjoy February 17, 2014, 6:50 PM EST.
Chicken noodle souppy awwwww ;___;
You guys are very kind!! Thank you so much for the well-wishes to him, I’m sure he’ll appreciate when he is next able to go online
Taeshi February 17, 2014, 6:50 PM EST.
A-hole meter at maximum, Paulo!
GooltheFool February 17, 2014, 7:15 PM EST.
Paulo’s rocking the eyeliner in panel 8
Get well soon Soupy, I wish you the best!
Rae February 17, 2014, 7:27 PM EST.
Good luck Souppy!
Taeshi, no worries, he’ll be fine. The great thing is during our spoiled time medicine is great. Surgeries are really successful and good for people.
Also, second all the feelings. Good for Daisy for being honest. But yeah I imagine Paulo finds it hard to sympathize when it really is her fault they broke up. Wonder if Paulo will rage on Mike over it or realize Daisy is deluded.
Lickit&stickit February 17, 2014, 7:34 PM EST.
Paulo is such a conceded *******
Ajunadeep February 17, 2014, 7:46 PM EST.
While what Daisy said at the party was inappropriate, its not a crime to have left over affections for someone- especially when she’s had a thing for Mike for so long. She CLEARLY cares about Abbey and quite frankly, I find it stupid that he didn’t even attempt to work it out. But what really gets me was that the thing that made him decide to dump her was that she wouldn’t say “I love you”. They’ve only been together what. A year? That takes time. And I believe she was trying to show what love she did have in her own way by trying to advance their relationship physically.
Daisy isn’t my favorite character, in fact I think she’s a little annoying and can be pretty selfish. However, I think it’s ridiculous for him to leave her for not being able to say she loves him yet
Rii February 17, 2014, 8:14 PM EST.
You are completely right about that and that is ecactly the reason why i find Abbey behavior really bad, you pointed it out in a very good way.
Tails February 17, 2014, 8:33 PM EST.
you still have not realized that both are basicly in a similar situation, so he can sympathisize rather well with her, why shouldn´t he?
Tails February 17, 2014, 8:46 PM EST.
Imma go ahead and say it since I’ve been thinking about it. I side with Abbey too. He’s had eyes only for her pretty much since he joined the group, and tried to help her find closure with Mike by confronting Mike to be her friend about the issue even if he didn’t return her feelings. He went into the relationship probably knowing she still had feelings for Mike but hoping they would change over time. She’s been his support as he’s been working out his issues and he probably thought that with all the time they’ve spent together, her feelings were changing.
He went along with her wanting to get condoms even though he’s apparently not the type to think of sex outside of a serious relationship. Then he found out she still apparently has really strong feelings for Mike. He could’ve been a douche and confronted her at the party in front of everyone, or even that same night, but he waited a few days, possibly to see how she reacted.
I don’t think it was just because she couldn’t say she loved him that he broke up with her. It was also finding out she still had feelings for Mike like that, her asking if she kissed Mike (which comes across as that might have been a risk), and the fact that when he said he couldn’t force her to love him she almost did say it which got his hopes up before she corrected herself.
Yeah he probably would’ve stayed if she could have said it, but I think it was the feeling that he can’t be what she wants while she still has those obvious feelings, and that he can’t handle having to continue to compete with someone shouldn’t be competition since he’s taken. I don’t personally know anyone who would be okay with that. Mike probably wouldn’t accept that from Sandy nor would she from him, and Paulo broke up with Jasmine when he fully realized he still had stronger feelings for Lucy. So why should Abbey have to continue to struggle with it?
I like Abbey as a character, even though he’s done a few things I disagreed with. I think Daisy is cute but overly childish. And I do think they match and hope they make up after her feelings are sorted out.
((Wow, that was longer than I meant it to be))
JustaReader February 17, 2014, 9:07 PM EST.
I was going to wish Oli well.
But now that I’ve learned he’s a MikexLucy guy, he can forget it!
I wonder who’s place that is. Can’t be Paulo’s. Too artsy.
Masket February 17, 2014, 9:37 PM EST.
Why do the eyes take up half the face in one panel and a forth in another panel?
Dude February 17, 2014, 9:43 PM EST.
It wasn’t just because Daisy couldn’t say “I love you”, but it was because she still had feelings for Mike and, from Abbey’s perspective, there’s no way to tell if she dated him with the unconscious intention to feel better, or out of legitimate love. Since a loving relationship is built on trust, there’s no way to believe she truly loves him until SHE knows she loves him, which even Daisy doesn’t seem to know herself. I’m pretty sure that if Daisy realizes that she really, truly loves him, and wants to be with him over anyone else, he’d get back together with her in a heartbeat. He just does not want to be in a relationship that is filled with doubts.
Deiser February 17, 2014, 10:02 PM EST.
I’m not in the mood for a ********** today. And it’s not like you ever present anything debatable or supported outside of your noggin. But here’s why you are wrong.
Paulo loves Lucy, but screws a consensual and happy Rachel in FWB is a lot different than Daisy loves Mike, dates Abbey to not be single while a sad Abbey wants her to be capable of loving him most as a normal relationship of boyfriend and girlfriend works.
Paulo and Rachel have their end goal in the relationship they both want. Lucy is gone, Paulo accepts this and wants just sex instead of love. Rachel has never wanted anything other than casual. Ta DA! Desires match, they stay together. Quit pretending Rachel is secretly madly in love with Paulo and he just won’t love her over Lucy. He doesn’t need to love her, and Rachel doesn’t need to love Paulo for their sex-apades relationship to work for them.
Abbey does not have what he wants (Daisy’s love over her appreciation) and Daisy does not have what she wants (Abbey is not Mike).
Cue: Daisy and Abbey shouldn’t be together since they want different things. This is how relationships work. Two people have the same idea for relationship direction otherwise it doesn’t work
Lickit&stickit February 17, 2014, 10:09 PM EST.
so, paulo gets ****** about someone doing something that he has done, himself… then he insults the girl he just tried to move in on.
paulo REALLY couldn’t be anymore unlikable, he is just the worst.
also, i doubt oliver will have any problems in surgery, so i don’t need to wish him well, if he cares enough about veronica, he’ll get through it fine.
…though i don’t approve of him liking ANYTHING having to do with paulo.
Thanatos February 17, 2014, 10:53 PM EST.
Uh, Paulo isn’t ‘moving in’ on anyone like some people seem to think. He’s just trying to work out what’s going on in that normal awkward way guys go about doing it when a female friend is crying over a tub of ice cream. I do like the fact he’s being bluntly him and not coddling her. She needs a wake up call and not someone that’ll coddle her.
I love how David and Paulo were looking at each other like ‘uh what do we do’ and David’s reaction of ‘You got this’ with the thumbs up. Typical guys reaction of: ‘uh, so do you have this or do I do this…. your turn, buddy!’ which I find quite funny and fair.
Niv February 17, 2014, 11:12 PM EST.
It may have been abrasive, but in a way, Paulo’s teasing seems to have brought back a little of Daisy’s spunk! Maybe she’ll start poking fun at Paulo and that may cheer her up.
Just a thought!
wotcher February 17, 2014, 11:18 PM EST.
Paulo…our smooth operator
Timni February 17, 2014, 11:42 PM EST.
This is making me want more Jasmine and Abbey interaction, honestly. Both had relationships that were ruined because their boyfriend/girlfriend had lingering romantic feelings for someone else. Commiseration?
Also, I’m just generally curious as to how they would get along. We know that they’re in student government together, but we barely see them talk to each other.
Obliterator! February 17, 2014, 11:43 PM EST.
You got this, Souppy! You can handle this! You’re the man!
Repeat following in mirror: “Who’s the man? I’m the man!”
Furantsu February 17, 2014, 11:45 PM EST.
@Mabel My… How does she say ‘Lucy?’ ‘Lucy-ie?’ How odd…
Get better, Souppy! I was really confused at what happened because I saw you’re name everywhere, but then I read it. I’m so sorry, and I hope you get well soon … and that was the evolution of smiles… Hope that made you smile (or not, I have a terrible sense of humor)
@Taeshi : Laughter is the best medicine and don’t worry. He’ll be fine. HE’LL BE FINE TRUST ME. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjVLlchOlFg Also, you’re voice is really pretty, I just heard the youtube interview. You’re very interesting, actually.
The Scarlet Tailed Fox February 17, 2014, 11:58 PM EST.
Once again you are blinded by your own words, because if you really would have looked a bit more closely, then you would have noticed that Rachel indeed has some deeper feelings for him than just the “oh just having him as sexbuddy”, which was clearly evidenced by the last pages of “Happy Hour” (her speech and her body language thoughout that part and when he hugged her) and also in this chapter when she was talking to paulo (you can see it in her face that she feels more for him while she talks to him directly) and she really wants to help him getting over Lucy, but that takes time. And also Paulo has more feelings for Rachel (his little screaming speech about which kind of relationship it is what he and rachel have and also his reaction to davids words strongly indicate that he rather would like to have a real relationship than just what it is now, but he also knows that it is not possible, because he still has feelings for Lucy and has to get over them until he can try a more serious approach with rachel.)
The differnce between the situations is that rachel actually HAD the guts to talk with paulo about it early, being understanding and actively helping him getting over Lucy and to to work on it instead just keeping it to herself like abbey did.
The thing is you can´t just shut off feelings with a snip of a finger and abbey did almost nothing to help her working on it in all this time he was with Daisy (besides keeping a jealous watch over daisy several times throughout the comic), while she did always support him in everything he had to do(like the election and the therapist thing). Doing nothing to help the one you love with that problem, bottleing it up and then just standing before her and then basicly saying “either you shut off your feelings for the other this instant and love me now or i´m gone!” is a really ****** move.
Tails February 18, 2014, 12:24 AM EST.
Have a beer on me mate
Pepe Le Pew February 18, 2014, 12:24 AM EST.
Abbey certainly did not help Daisy. No, loving her and trying to always please her doesn’t count as trying. He needed to get down on his knees and stroke her back while she drunkenly made her feelings obvious to another guy.
What he really should have done was given her anti-hangover pills like Rachel! Then Abbey should have been like Rachel by disregarding Daisy’s feelings as fleeting, then by calling Mike a bitch.
Or Abbey should have just had sex with her, like Rachel did to “help” Paulo get over Lucy. Even though it might have complicated things more for Daisy, Abbey ought to have been more pushy to take advantage of an upset Daisy like Rachel did to Paulo.
I mean it’s not like Abbey has EVER been there for Daisy. To gain her affections or show her what a catch he was. Ignore her actually stating this in the comic, DAISY DIDN’T MEAN IT.
Tails do you ever realize how crazy you sound when you always hamper my posts but can’t ever support anything?
Rachel isn’t really helping much. Are we really going to say comfort sex, parties, and alcohol is really the game changer for emotional support?
Gee I’d hate to live in your world cause this is what you claim by saying Rachel is good at “supporting” in this situation. Rachel is actually a TERRIBLE example of respecting another’s feelings. No one seems to think about this because they are too busy shipping.
Abbey did a great job waiting for her to eventually love him for a year. And even when he broke it off, he said she was free to not let Mike go, but he didn’t want to do it to himself if she wouldn’t ever love him. Why is he an *** for politely declining to protect his own growing feelings from Miss Mike-***** friendzone queen HMMM?
Lickit&stickit February 18, 2014, 1:05 AM EST.
@ Tails I agree with the last part of your comment.
Blue fox February 18, 2014, 1:10 AM EST.
Listen, I like Rachel, but I’ve been sitting here listening to Tails gush over Rachel for a few pages. And to be quite frank, I found her to be quite bitchy in the way she bashes Paulo’s feelings and completely disregards his Lucy-issues. He does it to her feelings back, but Rachel’s only shown “support” is sex, sleepovers, and alcohol parties to help him heal. (This is assuming Rachel is only doing this for Paulo and isn’t just being herself by having her fun as usual).
Lickit&stickit February 18, 2014, 1:23 AM EST.
@Lickit&stickit Another point to your argument is here.
Abbey ranted at Mike about ignoring his friends, especially Daisy, when she was in need of help. He’s been attempting to help Daisy get over Mike since before they were a couple. Abbey is honestly the good guy here. After being so devoted and feeling so many emotions for her, I think him walking away because he realized he is her second choice, not her first.
She doesn’t return his feelings as they stand now. Can anyone here say they would stay with someone they loved if they knew for a fact that person loved someone else more than you in a romantic way?
Tsumi February 18, 2014, 1:28 AM EST.
Thanks, there are a ton of old examples. Abbey is a saint for putting up with Daisy’s lingering Mike lust more than anyone else in the comic. He might even be my fav character with his patience for her.
Shippers just want to make Abbey out to be an ******* because Daisy is eating her feelings and crying. And “STOP THE PRESS.” Dollface Daisy is CRYING. And that’s what matters. Not that it’s her own fault for the reasoning or that it’s actually Abbey who is hurting most because he loves her.
And for some reason people are bringing in Rachel and Paulo as if they are the golden example in healthy communication and support ideas. Honestly.
Lickit&stickit February 18, 2014, 1:44 AM EST.
@ Lickit&stickit I wish I had a friend like Rachel. That would be hela cool! Comfort in any form is still comfort. Like that ice cream Daisy is eating. It won’t love her so why should she bother eating it? It won’t heal the pain but it helps or at least fools the mind for a while till you get your **** together. Abbey can be kind cruel and to the point but he is calm about it. He was just like this is all your fault obsessing over mike when he should have been speaking up about Daisys little mike out burst moments. They are both to blame. I will admit Daisy did more wrong then abbey. Just like mike did more wrong to Lucy. I can see abbey and Rachel in the same boat more.
Blue fox February 18, 2014, 2:01 AM EST.
Feel better soupy!
JustSomeCritic February 18, 2014, 2:12 AM EST.
Lol David and Paulo. You little goofs are perfect for each other! Good for Daisy for admitting it! Good for Paulo for his bluntness!
Kind of tired of hearing these arguments of who is wrong-er, Daisy or Abbey. Aren’t these characters 15? Have any of you met a 15 year old kid?! They are not the brightest or most mature creatures around. And thats ok! They are learning from their mistakes, thats the point of life and I think its the point of this comic.
Annika February 18, 2014, 2:18 AM EST.
So was “he” a tool or a fool ? Both “t” and “f” fits int, and while “fool” better suits a chit-chat, the “tool” (for heart-patching and pretending happy) better describes his role i think.
Arioch February 18, 2014, 4:02 AM EST.
Honestly, you just can´t be helped, Abbey is deinitely not a saint and just “waiting” is not enough, you have to get active and try to get her mind off of too much thinking about him, but you did seemingly never learned it and live in your own world where only you are right and only your opinions on it are the “right way”. This really makes me sad. And shipping has absolutely nothing to do with it. Also, how you always try to destroy the points others are making just to get the feeling like you are the only one who knows all the answers just makes me shake my head.
Alone the whole sequence from page 47-50 of “Happy hour” speaks VOLUMES about rachels feelings for Paulo (and no, i´m not only talking about her giving him some pills, but also about everything that happened on those pages AROUND giving him the pills-which you heavily play down to “just giving him some pills”). She really acts understanding and careful almost the entire time (the only slip-up was about tess and not about Lucy - which is understandable).
And that Abbey did not notice that it can be ten times harder for Daisy to get over mike when mike is near to her practically every day was very idiotic of him. You can not expect her to have her lose her feelings about him easily when he is around almost all the time! That is a thing that you propably did not think about either.
Tails February 18, 2014, 4:12 AM EST.
Paulo, you’re NOT EXACTLY HELPING!
Also, hope you recover well, Souppy!
Chocothunda February 18, 2014, 4:35 AM EST.
You mad? Just because you can’t find one instance where Abbey wasn’t supportive of Daisy? Outside of him not wanting to date her since she doesn’t love him still?
Or a good place where Rachel was supportive outside of alcohol, tummy-pills and casual sex? That’s the emotional support of a band-aid on a bullet wound. It’s certainly has little to do with talking which might actually help. (Psssst: That’s why they have therapists.)
I digress. (Also I DID mention a few pages back that Mike being around was something that DAISY, not Abbey, needed to take responsibility for and give herself some room away from Mike.)
Daisy doesn’t do that now does she though? Because she doesn’t want to get over Mike. Quit your belly aching over my thoughts when you are just as bad nagging others. I usually can directly support mine, which is why it might seem like I steamroll other, certainly your views, if they haven’t any support other than perception. Now. Go argue your lolly-gagging views with someone else, I won’t reply to these from you anymore. It’s tiresome.
Lickit&stickit February 18, 2014, 4:44 AM EST.
lemme clarify; I don’t think he left her just because she couldn’t say I love you, but that was the last straw more or less. He went into the relationship knowing full well her feelings for Mike- and the fact that she wasn’t through with them. He was hoping they’d dissipate, but so was she. They’ve gotten closer over time and she’s done as much as she can to help him through a lot.
All I’m saying is, there should have been more communication than a three minute thing.
Rii February 18, 2014, 4:54 AM EST.
Yeah i forgot you have **** taste, Paulo! You freakin rock!
Paulo-fan February 18, 2014, 5:01 AM EST.
Get well Soupy!!!! After all you guys have dealt with, surgery ain’t no thang!!!
Bleh February 18, 2014, 5:23 AM EST.
What is happening to soupy? what’s going on?
Dandy February 18, 2014, 5:48 AM EST.
Haha… Well, that’s the closest Paulo will ever (verbally) sympathize/agree with Abbey on anything. Oh, Paulo…
Subaru February 18, 2014, 6:43 AM EST.
I know Paulo has always sworn a little but you seem to be increasing how much he swears although it’s probably because their getting older. I mean I know I swear a lot more now I’m older
Valentine February 18, 2014, 7:49 AM EST.
I kinda agree with you about Rachel and Paulo. But only kinda. I’m not sure though. It really looks like Rachel has feelings for Paulo. But it could as well not. Though something may look like something it doesn’t have to mean that it is like that (if you know what I mean… please understand me , it would pain me to try to explain it since I’m not that good in English).
You should however calm down with Lickit . Your accusations pretty much don’t support your comments.
Cheers (or kudos) for having handled your argument so well . As you may have noticed above I kinda am not sure about the Rachel/Paulo thing so I won’t comment anything about that but the things you’ve said about Abbey/Daisy, I believe your right about that.
Jonas97face February 18, 2014, 9:15 AM EST.
I like how she used the words “kinda” and “I guess”. It means that she is not so in love with Mike. Or that she’s trying to comfort herself in someway… I hope the first one
Gasz February 18, 2014, 9:40 AM EST.
I cannot decide Which one is the most poor guy…
HongKat February 18, 2014, 9:50 AM EST.
No you can not support yours, you only pull out random pages that seemingly support your case while ignoring the pages around them and then just call it “proving your case”. Hopefully the high horse that you are sitting on has some seatbelts or else you will get hurt when you come back down to earth with a big bang!
And the reason why Daisy doesn´t want to give herself some room to Mike might lay way deeper than your “she just don´t want to”. How about she can´t do it, because she knows that if she would take some room from him that it would mean that she also would have to take some room from most of her friends, because they are often hanging out him and doing stuff with him she can´t do anymore then?
“Or a good place where Rachel was supportive outside of alcohol, tummy-pills and casual sex? That’s the emotional support of a band-aid on a bullet wound. It’s certainly has little to do with talking which might actually help. (Psssst: That’s why they have therapists.)”
It´s funny that you still not seem to get that there are different types of helping for different types of people. What rachel does may not be your cup of tea but it is actually working for paulo! Through the distractions, the honest talking and the fun activities that she is having with him he griefs and thinks about Lucy less and less and slowly realizes that the continious griefing doesn´t change the fact that she is gone for now and that he has to deal with it and move on, because there is already someone else waiting for him. And i personally like her way more than abbeys way, but that doesn´t mean that abbey was in the wrong, just that what he did was not a way that i would prefer.
Tails February 18, 2014, 10:45 AM EST.
Don´t worry, i understand you and i´m ok with that^^
And you are right, i should propably put on some breakes
Tails February 18, 2014, 10:47 AM EST.
Daisy has purple eyes?? o.O
Piggy February 18, 2014, 11:10 AM EST.
Holy crap I forgot that the comic updated yesterday
TheGentleman February 18, 2014, 11:25 AM EST.
—Hopefully the high horse that you are sitting on has some seatbelts or else you will get hurt when you come back down to earth with a big bang!—
Oh man, textbook example of irony.
So far Lickit is the one who has at least TRIED to base it on reality and also provide evidence, you just pull it out of your *** and sprinkle it with your opinion.
You sure do talk tough for someone with only baseless arguments.
Prents February 18, 2014, 11:54 AM EST.
I can kinda relate to Daisy slightly in that I still kind of like this one guy I dated a year ago (we broke up a few months in, but eh). I haven’t been able to move on 100% and it’s been a friggin’ year, but I’m not exactly the walking sob story Daisy is atm.
She just has to face facts, I suppose, and get some closure. That’s all really.
Silas February 18, 2014, 2:38 PM EST.
Oh my god Paulo!!! you’re such a jerk!! But I still love your character
Iceberganalogy101 February 18, 2014, 3:06 PM EST.
so does anyone else see the words get bigger and bigger in the comment section the farther down you go…
Fiver26 February 18, 2014, 3:07 PM EST.
I think Rachel is into paulo but with her character she could go either way so it’s not getting to her like it is abbey. Abbey is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous.
Blue fox February 18, 2014, 3:22 PM EST.
I kind of expect something even bigger than a breakup to happen in this chapter as the name of the chapter kind of lends itself to alternate continuity. “Another Take.” Or not! I don’t know. It seems that conclusion would be fair considering the fairly muted note on which a seriously long-running relationship terminated. Well, muted for you, probably. For me, I think to myself, “Now she has fewer reasons to bring him back!” Pretty sweet time to be me.
Jerk February 18, 2014, 3:43 PM EST.
Souppy! Aw, baby. I feel so bad for you!
Also… I would totally draw some MikexLucy stuff for you, but I’m a hardcore LucyxAugustus shipper… so…
Get Well Soon February 18, 2014, 4:26 PM EST.
I literally agree with everything you have said to back up your argument. It boggles my mind how people can think abbey is in the wrong in leaving Daisy even if it was a little blunt. He had been supporting her while dealing with their basically onesided love/’like’ relationship for plenty of time. I have had to call off a one sided love myself because my ex couldn’t get over a girl who left him for some lunk. If Daisy couldn’t find it in herself to say she loved Abbey after he put himself through this emotional rollercoaster and would rather chase after Mike who she knows by now is not really all puppies and rainbows as well as TAKEN, then she should let Abbey go and let him go find someone better.
Nights February 18, 2014, 4:27 PM EST.
Abbey also kinda led Daisy on. He was all I’m so into you. I’m putting up with your mike thing because I want to be with you. Then out of nowhere he is just like BLAM well this isn’t worth it. He has the right but that don’t mean I have to like it .
@ Lickit&stickit/Tails some people don’t need proof for something. They believe what’s in there hart and soul so they follow it even in the most hopeless situation. So what if you can link some pages of something YOU can see through YOUR eyes that doesn’t mean evrey one will OR want to see it. I’m still in denial about Lucy’s little accident. Why don’t you two get a room
Blue fox February 18, 2014, 5:58 PM EST.
All the best for Souppy!
Poor Daisy though, I don’t even see why Mike is all that great!
Frankie February 18, 2014, 6:22 PM EST.
because that would end up badly
Tails February 18, 2014, 6:32 PM EST.
Just saying it to say it, but ’s birthday is on Saturday. You can see it when you look at the ‘About’ section at the top…
The Scarlet Tailed Fox February 18, 2014, 7:41 PM EST.
wow… Sandy is older than Mike. Did I miss it , or did they say she was held back a grade? I remember they said she wasn’t that great in school until Mike started to help her.
The Scarlet Tailed Fox February 18, 2014, 7:42 PM EST.
Wow. I understand that Abbey might be jealous, and mad at the fact that his girlfriend loves someone else. But Daisy loved him too, she just couldn’t say it.
I think Abbey’s just overreacting…
I wonder when we’re gonna get to see some Augustus.
Hello February 18, 2014, 9:53 PM EST.
I love Paulo. He’s no longer a jerk, not at all! I love Paulo X Lucy, too!
HardcoreGrandma February 18, 2014, 10:42 PM EST.
Y’all are astonishingly harsh and over-analytical about teenage cats who we have seen multiple times as just being kids without a clue in the world.
These comment sections can be a real headache.
Arcaii February 19, 2014, 12:05 AM EST.
This is the joy I take to counterbalance the other actually boring **** I do all day.
To be honest, I lurked for ages and started in on the banter because that’s what everyone does and it is entertaining to have a bunch of referenced story-line placed in someone’s face and have them STILL refuse to see any of it.
Like what @Blue fox said. I just find it hilarious to steam-roll the more baseless ideas. As of more recently I really want to buy more things to support, but prices changed again and I missed them like an idiot.
Lickit&Stickit February 19, 2014, 12:18 AM EST.
Oh god David..
TheHungryLlama February 19, 2014, 1:02 AM EST.
omg, i’ve been reading everything non-stop, and now i have to wait? I love your comics, the artwork is amazing, and so is the plot-line and conflicts! but Please hurry! I’m dying to see what happens next!
Karissa February 19, 2014, 1:19 AM EST.
Jonas97face February 19, 2014, 2:58 AM EST.
@SuitCase GET WELL SOON! We need you healthy to keep things moving along!
daft_inquisitor February 19, 2014, 5:55 AM EST.
“To be honest, I lurked for ages and started in on the banter because that’s what everyone does and it is entertaining to have a bunch of referenced story-line placed in someone’s face and have them STILL refuse to see any of it.
Like what @Blue fox said. I just find it hilarious to steam-roll the more baseless ideas. As of more recently I really want to buy more things to support, but prices changed again and I missed them like an idiot.”
I´m laughing my *** off here, you you don´t steamroll anything, you just refuse to accept other ideas than your own as alternatives and discredit everyone who has other theories than you (you seem to get special pleasure to do that to me), just because they are not fitting with your point of view. It´s hillarious and a good show, but nothing more.
Tails February 19, 2014, 6:52 AM EST.
Looking forward for the next page upload. Can’t wait
Jonas97face February 19, 2014, 7:55 AM EST.
” I think Abbey’s just overreacting…”
You clearly haven’t been in a relationship before.
“I´m laughing my *** off here, you you don´t steamroll anything, you just refuse to accept other ideas than your own as alternatives and discredit everyone who has other theories than you”
If irony were a viable energy source then you could fulfill half the civilized worlds energy needs.
Do you ever stop up and think? because a ordinary person would’ve realized that “damn, my arguments are ****** and frail” a long time ago.
Mixbox February 19, 2014, 8:42 AM EST.
You better make Sandy find a boyfriend where she lives so Mike can finally break up with her. Or bring Lucy back. Either one.
Jich February 19, 2014, 8:44 AM EST.
I hope surgery goes well! <3 Also, while not the best at comfort, at least Paulo is trying.
+bird+ February 19, 2014, 9:41 AM EST.
Ahh, Paulo. I think that’s the sort of friend I’d want around me in this situation; attempting to comfort but somewhat putting his foot in it. Good for giggles, if you let yourself stop moping for a few moments.
I’d like to see Lucy back just so we can see how she works in this style - I have a feeling she’d be cute, if a little young-looking - but Taeshi obviously has her own plans, so I guess I’ll see if and when.
Lucyanne February 19, 2014, 11:32 AM EST.
No worries, tails is just a sore loser. Once they finally hit 16, out of their teens, they might actually learn a thing or to about supporting evidence when writing papers.
Lickit&stickit February 19, 2014, 2:01 PM EST.
Thought this story was about Mike and Lucy, yet the focus seems to be shifting more towards Paulo for some reason. I mean he’s great in small doses but definitely not protagonist material like Mike.
OneLonelyPickle February 20, 2014, 11:52 AM EST.
“Thought this story was about Mike and Lucy, yet the focus seems to be shifting more towards Paulo for some reason. I mean he’s great in small doses but definitely not protagonist material like Mike.”
wonkybird February 21, 2014, 11:07 AM EST.
lucys not in the comic right now and without her, mikes nice enough not to spark any major drama. paulo however is full of juicy material so i think thats why the focus has temporarily shifted to him
Whimsicott February 22, 2014, 10:03 AM EST.
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