81. Take Heart, page posted 2/26/14

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Comment ID #276023

Oh god.

Also:
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Pikahu February 26, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #276024

Oh my. This does not bode well. please reconsider, Paulo

Rygar February 26, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #276025

This new coloring-style looks amazing!

Anoukk February 26, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #276026

2nd to last panel, dem expressions

nick February 26, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #276027

What could Jaz possibly do? She doesn’t know Rachel or Abbey well.

Edit: I really like her off the shoulder shirt design.

Lickit&Stickit February 26, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #276028

I love how she responded to him.

Kami February 26, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #276029

Hurray. I’ve been waiting for Jazz to return. I totally ship PauloXJazz.

Lol. She’s kinda like Sue. No drama wanted in this house.

Lol. Panel 8. Jazz looks pretty intemetaded (don’t know how to write it). Poor girl. She’s my 4th favorite character :D

Jonas97face February 26, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #276030

XD Drama free year? That’s about to change!

Jayden February 26, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #276031

Great new style! Lovely and cool.

That was a bit rude, Jazz. Just because he’s your ex doesn’t mean you have to be a bitch to him.

Zott February 26, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #276032

@Jonas

I like Jazzy eons better than Daisy. If you want a class act chick in this series, Jazzy wins.

She tries hard, and works hard. And doesn’t sweat the small drama stuff. She also recognizes when she messes up. Unlike most the cast.

@Zott

If you think of what Paulo is about to ask (I want to impress Rachel, but I dumped you because I was in love with Lucy)

Not sure if she’ll be interested in helping. And if so, props for her. She doesn’t owe him anything. ;)

Lickit&Stickit February 26, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #276033

Nothing against paulo but jasmine probably has the right idea to avoid drama. Drama follows our main four where ever they go.

i dont know February 26, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #276034

So Many Fish :D

RowanC February 26, 2014, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #276035

Ye PauloxJazz XD

GwendolynTheTacoCat February 26, 2014, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #276036

@ MYPACK This is a bad plan :/ :O. But this is paulos idea or part of Daisys plan?

Blue fox February 26, 2014, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #276037

@Lickit:
I totally agree. I look forward to see how this plays out. She might make it to be my 2nd favorite character.

My favorites are: Sue=1st place. :/
Lucy=2nd place. Mad Lucy
Mike=3d place. :unsure:
Jazz=4th place. :

I hope Paulo is not going to mess things up and hurt her :(

Jonas97face February 26, 2014, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #276038

Jasmine is like, all of my nope.

3fast5u February 26, 2014, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #276039

@Tails:
What do you think of this XD

I totally did not expect this. I’m also sure that others didn’t, unless it has something to do with the parent movie that I haven’t seen. But if I’m right then most people should be surprised and I guess the storm has arrived ;)

Jonas97face February 26, 2014, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #276040

I really like her new hairdo.

Laufente February 26, 2014, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #276041

@lickit&stickit
I assume she doesn’t know what he’s going to ask yet. She’s got no reason to be rude. She’s not psychic. :P

Zott February 26, 2014, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #276042

Why can’t I not love jazmine D:

G.A. February 26, 2014, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #276043

Jasmine in new-style looks good…

So… The plan is that Paulo gets back to Jasmine and Daisy goes to Mike?

HongKat February 26, 2014, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #276044

Oh god…run jasmine run!

iris February 26, 2014, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #276045

Jasmine looks awesome. Sure she is avoiding drama, but you don’t always know when drama will pop up or if you realize that you’re in some it right now. With this situation, I’m wondering if Paulo’s plan has little involvement for her.

Keyblade Dragon February 26, 2014, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #276046

My favorites are:

Lucy: Mad Lucy
Jazzy: :O
Abbey: Furious Abbey
Paulo: 8-)

It just occured to me that I strongly support Jazzy and Abbey getting together. I totally hope Daisy is left behind and Abbey ends up having a crush on Jazzy while she tries to help them.

BEST SHIP PAIRING EVER.

Lickit&Stickit February 26, 2014, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #276047

My god Jazzie looks amazing………. :love:

Pepe Le Pew February 26, 2014, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #276048

Jasmine is so absolutely done with drama, just like sue she keeps it all at arms length in the biggest way possible. You go girl, way to keep yourself focused!

Vega February 26, 2014, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #276049

@ Jonas97face I ware my favorite bittersweet charters around my neck. http://image.bayimg.com/ d1b9491e91f5f732d4c3ffa8a301d5b4b52e71bd.jpg. I’m thinking about trading paulo out for jasmine.

Blue fox February 26, 2014, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #276050

Jasmine seems to be the only character that looks older in this new style, which should be the normal thing since a year has passed, but it’s not XD. Anyway, nice work @taeshi , keep it on! ;)

fheer21 February 26, 2014, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #276051

oh no what is Paulo and daisy up to bringing jazz in to this Mad Lucy

robyn February 26, 2014, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #276052

What could POSSIBLY go wrong!?
Oh yeah, everything. :nope:

Trubeque February 26, 2014, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #276053

jaz looks so cute in the new art style. its like it was freakin made for her

Whimsicott February 26, 2014, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #276054

Posted image

Ravako February 26, 2014, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #276055

@Bluefox:
Your necklace is really cool. I love it.

Also. Is this all happening on the same day or has a day passed?

Jonas97face February 26, 2014, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #276056

This can either go REALLY well, or REALLY bad O_O

Chocothunda February 26, 2014, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #276057

@Jonas97face
Oh Jazzy?
That´s quite an interesting idea that Paul has…and i really did not expect it either ^^
He propably wants to ask her to help him with Abbey.

Althrough personally i think that Jazzie is an rather unrealistic character, because she acts way too grown up for someone of her age. It may just be a faccade. (but she does heavily remind me of someone in the comments who acts exactly the same way ;) )
And that she would be a “class act” is not really true, because she focusses way too much on working herself up with her always super full shedule (which goes even so far that she has basicly almost no time for herself, having fun or for friends/relationships) and that is not very good (and also not very healthy) in the long term either.

Tails February 26, 2014, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #276058

@Pikahu haha ****

@Bluefox lolfag

God. February 26, 2014, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #276059

I was just thinking the other day that we haven’t seen Jasmine in awhile. It’s nice to see her back, but I were her i’d run, FAST.

SnowyPaint February 26, 2014, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #276060

oh god, why couldn’t jasmine disappear? she’s boooring.
also christian*. soooooo boring.

*or however it’s called where english is spoken

boh... February 26, 2014, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #276061

@Blue fox
Awesome Necklace :3

@Jonas
it´s propably happening on the next day.

Tails February 26, 2014, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #276062

Tails, I’ll summarize that for you. Jazzy is unrealistic, but she acts like someone I know in real life. What a sentence.

*Headshot*

Furthermore, she’s only busy enough to not have time for Paulo. Big whoop. No time for boyfriend because she chooses not to. Good for her to realize high school relationships don’t last and pursue extra school which will land her a comfy job in life or at least a nice college scholarship.

Notice she had time for the sleepover and her friends.

Class. Act.

Lickit&Stickit February 26, 2014, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #276063

And the saga of Jasmine being a rude bitch continues. First she calls him immature, then doesn’t even let him say Hi without thinking something’s up? Christ, girl, you have issues. Paulo does too, in fairness, but at least Paulo tried to work with your issues.

Guessing February 26, 2014, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #276064

Smart girl.

Fern February 26, 2014, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #276065

@Guessing Girl’s gotta protect what she wants, man. She doesn’t want drama. If that involves avoiding people who have drama constantly flowing out of their every orifice, I say more power to her.

Ravako February 26, 2014, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #276066

Jazz is an apprentice to “The Way of The Sue”.
I support Jazz in her approach. Paulo got with her and just when she was getting comfy, he broke it up on her at a party, because he was still all over Lucy’s ***.
However, Jazz was going to break up with him too, but she handled it well nonetheless, saving face until he left instead of being dumb about it.
Paulo is also full of drama and that’s been scoped out with the focus he’s been getting lately in the comic. Hell, I think Paulo might even be in a legit rivalry with Mike for “Drama Queen of The Comic”.

Blank On Purpose February 26, 2014, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #276067

Oh god. What crazy scheme is going to take place this time? The fact that Jazz might be involved doesn’t exactly bode well. Daisy, Paulo, I sure hope the two of you know what you are doing because I’m sure as anything I don’t know.

Crystalzoner February 26, 2014, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #276068

Yeah, as entertaining as it is to observe, this group of cats riding a parade or drama llamas would be nothing but headaches to be around.

nobody February 26, 2014, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #276069

@Lickit&Stickit
since when do i know you in real life? I never have met you.
*stops the bullet mid-flight like Neo*

She acts unrealstic to me, because at least here most of the teenagers are not stupid enough to let school-related activities overtake most of their time. (also, they know that the college is not the one and only thing that someone should focus on getting there in life)
Sure, focussing on it can have its benefits, but not when it almost completely overtakes your day, especially when you are at this age. It makes you missing out other important things and expieriences in life and will make it harder for you later on.

Tails February 26, 2014, 2:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #276070

wow… what crazy thing is paulo going to pull out of his *** this time…. oh man… this cat never learns DX . and good for you jazzy. run like the wind. run away from the drama.. before it catches you in its tendrils and never lets you go.

I wonder if Jazzy and Abbey would get together. she seems like the most level headed character. and Abbey needs a stable girl, without giving him needless drama and heartaches.

And i dont think jasmine is missing out . i mean she has friends. and she is on the softball/baseball club, she can play the violin. or at least used to play it regularly and from the looks of things she wasnt to worry about missing out. sure she doesnt have time for a boyfriend. but does a guy or a girl seriously need to have a boyfriend or a girlfriend on their first years of highschool to feel complete?

thats the thing i never understood when i was in highschool. everyone was so in a rush to get with someone, that they never actually enjoy the free time they actually had. and most of the girls ended up pregnant by their senior year.

SeaRiver February 26, 2014, 2:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #276071

Smartest decision anybody in this comic has ever made. Run from the drama. Run and don’t look back.

Heartless February 26, 2014, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #276072

I have to say jasmine is both consumed with having to much activities going on but she is also probably one of the more stable charters like sue and is on the ball with things.

Blue fox February 26, 2014, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #276073

Jasmine’s reaction summarized:
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Safe to say, smart decision from her side.

Fosgate February 26, 2014, 2:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #276074

@Tails:
I was gonna mention Jasmine’s flaws but I decided to let that pass since I was saying how I liked her. She never had time for Paulo until very late in their relationship. Also many teenagers act really grown up. Many are successful but that doesn’t mean they aint flawed. Jazz does have flaws.

Lol. I like how you and @Lickit are doing role-play battles.

*Takes bullet out of Tails’s hands and suddenly eats it out of no reason at all*

Yup. I just did that 8-D

Jonas97face February 26, 2014, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #276075

I feel ya Jazz..

Sheichii February 26, 2014, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #276076

Tails sweet-heart. I meant your statement was stupid and contradicted itself in the same breath. I wasn’t assuming you meant you knew me. Keep up with your own sentence structure.

Also, “most of the teenagers are not stupid enough to let school-related activities overtake most of their time. […] It makes you missing out other important things and expieriences in life and will make it harder for you later on.”

Not that college is everything, but I guarentee smart kids don’t find life as unbearable or difficult as the knuckle-draggers that didn’t care about their future. I’m talking about the bone-head youth toting a YOLO outlook only to find themselves unprepared with useless degrees and panicking over what on earth they can do that actually pays the bills and keeps them off the streets.

That entire explanation of yours makes a very good argument why kids that do think ahead (college or just preparing for after highschool resumes) are miles ahead of those that don’t. Unless you think that being unable to secure a non-minimum wage job with a rising cost of living is the “smart” and “experienced” way to live.

Jazzy has a balence where she does enjoy what she does at school with people she likes. How is anything but a class act with a nice rounded outlook?

Oh that’s right, I forgot boys are the only important thing in life.

Lickit&Stickit February 26, 2014, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #276077

Whatever is gonna go down isn’t Jasmine’s problem. So I’d say leaving is what she should do and not change her mind about this

HelTH February 26, 2014, 2:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #276078

Jazzy baby you are one smart girl.

Tealjoy February 26, 2014, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #276079

1. The coloring’s looking better and better.
2. My Hopeless-But-Determined Shipping senses are tingling…
3. Jasmine’s reaction has to be the best line in the entire comic’s history. If the TvTropes page ever gets a Quotes Subpage, this needs to be the first line on the list.

Lt. America February 26, 2014, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #276080

Wow, this school is pretty lenient about dress code. At my school, we couldn’t get away with bare shoulders like that. Looking fierce, Jazzy. Now show some of that ferocity to Paulo because the silly guy is trying to drag you into some stuff you don’t need to be dragged into! :U

Merlise February 26, 2014, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #276081

Smart girl.
Paulo started going out with her only because he was going to have sex with her (and then didn’t), then he dumped her because he loved Lucy.
She has no reason to help him.

peters February 26, 2014, 3:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #276082

I wonder what Paulo needs Jasmine for.

I’m not even going to consider the theories in the comment section (when considering their track record…) and will happily await the surprise on Friday.

Gate-senpai February 26, 2014, 3:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #276083

You could build a snowman with all that cold-shoulder she’s putting off

Fellow bro February 26, 2014, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #276084

FISH



EVERYWHERE

Huh? February 26, 2014, 3:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #276085

Jazzie’s outfit….that matching ribbon…. :love:

Alamoraine February 26, 2014, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #276086

Run, Jazzy, run LOL

Jerad February 26, 2014, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #276087

@Lickit
“Not that college is everything, but I guarentee smart kids don’t find life as unbearable or difficult as the knuckle-draggers that didn’t care about their future. I’m talking about the bone-head youth toting a YOLO outlook only to find themselves unprepared with useless degrees and panicking over what on earth they can do that actually pays the bills and keeps them off the streets.”

Interestingly enough you can get good jobs that pay the bills over here even IF you have low degrees and the state even has several projects to help people with lower degrees to get chances to get higher degrees later on and to prepare them to get jobs that can pay the bills(even several years after you are out of school you can take part on them). Also, we have a thing called “dual education system”, so we help the unprepared into getting prepared ;)


“That entire explanation of yours makes a very good argument why kids that do think ahead (college or just preparing for after highschool resumes) are miles ahead of those that don’t. Unless you think that being unable to secure a non-minimum wage job with a rising cost of living is the “smart” and “experienced” way to live.”

Of course i don´t think that “being unable to secure a non-minimum wage job with a rising cost of living is the “smart” and “experienced” way to live.”. And thinking ahead is good, but getting lost in those thoughts can be dangerous. Also, i know people that have college degrees but having trouble to find jobs, while other people i know who have not so high degrees (some of them even were “bone-head youth toting a YOLO outlook”) have found good long lasting jobs that pay the bills almost instantly after being out of school. But maybe the problem is that you and me live in different states with different systems to deal with it (i assume you live in the US, wihch would explain a lot about your thoughts)

Tails February 26, 2014, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #276088

momomelon February 26, 2014, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #276089

@Pikahu YES. And Jazz in a ponytail=TOO.MUCH.CUTENESSS.

The Scarlet Tailed Fox February 26, 2014, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #276090

@Jonas97face
“I was gonna mention Jasmine’s flaws but I decided to let that pass since I was saying how I liked her. She never had time for Paulo until very late in their relationship. Also many teenagers act really grown up. Many are successful but that doesn’t mean they aint flawed. Jazz does have flaws.”

Ah ok.

“Lol. I like how you and @Lickit are doing role-play battles.

*Takes bullet out of Tails’s hands and suddenly eats it out of no reason at all*

Yup. I just did that 8-D

What if i told you that they are not roleplays? ;)
uhm….ok…..was that the david in you that wanted to do a random thing? :D

Tails February 26, 2014, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #276091

Awww Jazzy’s cute~ :D

Brian February 26, 2014, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #276092

@bluefox awesome necklace.

TheGentleman February 26, 2014, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #276093

@Blue fox
It propably was paulos idea :D

Tails February 26, 2014, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #276094

@tails most probable

TheGentleman February 26, 2014, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #276096

Ohhh I can just see this going bad in so many ways. But hey, Jasmine’s as adorable as ever and has a great sense of style as per usual.

Mai Terra February 26, 2014, 4:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #276097

@Bluefox

I think this specific thing is Paulo’s idea because of the first two panels.

HelTH February 26, 2014, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #276098

Good move, Jazzy. Good move… :X

MaronaPossessed February 26, 2014, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #276100

@Tails:
Yes it was David inside myself that wanted to do a random thing. :P

I assume your from Europe since your not from the US. So am I. In my country many who are not really well ”educated” got lots of jobs while the well ”educated” ones have a hard time to find jobs. I think it’s because those who educate themselves and try to prepare for their life too early expect too much of themselves and expect that they’ll get a really ”fancy” job. However there are really few ”fancy” jobs here in Iceland. I guess it’s also like that in other European countries.



What could Paulo possibly want with Jazz that involves Rachel. I hope it aint any jealousy thing. I don’t believe it to be. But I sure hope he’s not gonna ask her to help him win back Rachel or something, cause she could get hurt by that (not really sure, since she didn’t really look hurt when she saw Paulo right now). I hope Paulo isn’t gonna ask his ex to help him win over another girl, cause that would just be strange. D:

Jonas97face February 26, 2014, 4:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #276101

Honestly Tails, I don’t know or really care where you live, but in most places, life isn’t spoon fed to people.

Your idea that kids should cross their fingers to get lucky is a TERRIBLE idea in a dying global economy. There is nothing dangerous or risky about planning a future or setting realistic goals. Can you even give me one good example past your typical assurance that I’m wrong? :/ And brief scan tells me you still haven’t.

It’s the opposite actually, it’s risky to not plan when you get close to legal adult status (cue unexpected babies, eviction, unemployment, and debt) Unless your family is loaded, most people have to move out after high school and start fending for themselves. Some earlier.

Regardless, compare Jazzy to the other main cast, she’s flourishing. No major head-case issues, no drama, and no major focus on dating so seriously in high school when really it doesn’t matter and often ends later.

The only thing she cut out of her time was Paulo, who like someone said, orginally just wanted to bang and move on. He then dumped her for someone else. He gets poor grades and is actually rather lazy compared to all the other characters. He’s not really a catch. Jazzy is very bright to ditch him and focus on school.

Lickit&Stickit February 26, 2014, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #276102

@Jonas97face
Yes you are right, i am from Europe too. 8-)
And yes, that can be one of the problems that i mean. A high degree doesn´t automatically secure you an well payed job either. But of course it is still important to educate yourself^^

Tails February 26, 2014, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #276103

I like Jazz. She knows what’s up XD

«I am so damn tired of this mother-f**king drama in this mother-f**king school!»

Sambo February 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #276104

PONY TAIL JAZZ IS SIMPLY THE GREATEST THING.

MissShellGiraffe February 26, 2014, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #276105

@Lickit
i never implied that they should just cross their fingers and i also did never say that planning itself is not good, i just was saying that TOO MUCH planning is not good, because in the world of today you have to be very flexible.
And it seems that you havn´t really reading what i wrote, because i already GAVE you examples, but you did once again just either ignored them or willingly put them aside. And also, i already told you that over here we can get a good amount of help from the state and other institutions that help dealing with those things and to plan it out in a good way.
(Like for the case of unemployment, where the state even pays the rent for you in the time you are unemployed - for up to 6 months in a row and helps you getting a new job in that time).

Tails February 26, 2014, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #276106

I love how Jazzy looks with that short pony! She should keep it :D

Subaru February 26, 2014, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #276107

uh oh

Phillip February 26, 2014, 5:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #276108

Either Jazzy is both tiny and on her knees or those lockers are just HUGE.

insommy February 26, 2014, 5:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #276109

I was starting to get annoyed with this new style but thEN JASMINE APPEARED AND OH GOD DOES SHE LOOK FABULOUS

Somewhat February 26, 2014, 5:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #276112

The Best Character Rises!

Triniking February 26, 2014, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #276113

Jasmine looks so lovely :>

Kauphy February 26, 2014, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #276114

@ MYPACK yea I thought it was Pauls idea. It seems Daisy is just going to help paulo or Maby they have combined her plan with his idea 8-D. Or Maby Daisy is just going to be paulos cute little helper. I don’t think this will turn out well. It would be nice if it did though. I don’t blame jasmine wanting to burn off. I would want to read a book about so many fish to if I was a cat person. And not want to be sucked up in the drama of relationship stuff. She was kinda rude about it though. She could have at least talked to him.

Blue fox February 26, 2014, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #276115

I don’t know where this is going but what ever it is **** this idea

lov/hate/hurt February 26, 2014, 6:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #276116

@Blue fox
you can´t escape the drama! :P

Tails February 26, 2014, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #276117

oh god, her again…

wha...? February 26, 2014, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #276118

I don’t blame her for trying to run. Anyone in the group is drama drama drama XD

Lilmont February 26, 2014, 6:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #276119

NO WAIT just hear him out!…..paulo this better be a damn well thought out plan

void February 26, 2014, 6:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #276120

Fool, there is no such thing as a “drama-free year”. Poor Jasmine, so innocent.

Vanilla February 26, 2014, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #276121

Yeah, Jazz. Because you don’t cause any drama at all.

Innocent little lamb.

Dr. Z February 26, 2014, 6:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #276122

Since we’re doing favorites list, apparently :
1 Lily - I knew when I first saw that smug little hedgehog smile she’d already won best character.
2 Lucy - because I haven’t forgotten Vol. 1.
3 Sandy - I’ve flipped so hard on loving and hating her, but I’ve finally settled on liking her, mostly.
4 Daisy - “Hi, I’m Daisy!” is the funniest joke in the whole comic.
5 the guys all tie for fifth before anyone else. Mike, Abbey and Paulo are all really likable characters to me, and I hope they all end up happy… Right? Well, Suitcase has practically confirmed MikexLucy in the end by favoring that ship. Taeshi wouldn’t want to disappoint him, right? Also, first girl gets the guy.
6 Jasmine - I really do like her, there’s just so many other great characters!

modulusshift February 26, 2014, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #276123

Awww, I love how Jazz is legitimately into marine biology. Nice touch!

Quarter February 26, 2014, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #276124

Tails are you UK? Because AFAIK the state ain’t even that good here. Certainly I’ve never heard of a fund to pay for rent outside the limited Jobseekers allowance in spite of everything the current Gov’s done to really make the state payout worse in so many ways.

I mean whoop-de-do good for you that you live in one of the few countries where the state support or benefits system actually is helping people, rather than trying to shake them off. Great if you have it, but it’s just as bad to depend on a handout as it is to plan “too hard”. I honestly wish I had taken Jasmines example in some respects, I did study relatively hard, but I wasted way more time on drama than I should of done in retrospect. I gave people my time and attention, which could of been used on studying harder and getting better grades. Playing catch up now at least, but it’s harder to claw back those lost years of development between a part-time job.

Jazzie will maybe suffer a little regret in not making more of her free time to have fun, but from her experience with Paulo we see she’s not exactly socially impaired or unable to appreciate fun. She also has her own friends so likely hasn’t been alone or just working all the time.

jennytablina February 26, 2014, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #276125

Jazz, keep walking away.

Keep walking…

glassesrock February 26, 2014, 7:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #276126

@Jennytablina

Thank goodness someone sees sense. Rule of thumb: Better teens like Jazzy focus on school with some planned future than sorry and struggling later. I honestly think Tails is a maniac on this one.

And no Tails, you didn’t list one negative side effect of being prepared as a student because there aren’t any. You said they’ll miss out on “important experiences.” Like what? Dating guys like Paulo? Pass. The only other thing was some college kids don’t get jobs. (And that really depends on if they were smart enough to do research and pick a marketable skill with less competition. If I had a dime for every history major I’ve met wanting to be a teacher while the gov is cutting teachers in education…)

I guarantee someone like Jazzy with some knack and know-how to enjoy life and work hard is going to figure out a nice financial security. That’s why I personally like her so much, she knows what she’s doing and she’s not going to let Paulo drama stick her in a bad situation. I love seeing characters in comics, especially girls, with a drive outside of just getting married and boy drama in highschool. Because that is also realistic, those teen girls and guys exist. :) They are often the ones that don’t quite fit and find the drama annoying and a waste of time.

Lickit&stickit February 26, 2014, 7:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #276127

OH.
OOHHHHH NO
THIS CAN ONLY END IN TEARS

Turbocharge February 26, 2014, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #276128

@jennytablina
I´m from actually from Germany.
I know what you mean, it can be really hard (even here) and i don´t wish anyone to be unemployed and i really wish you the best for catching up and i hope it will help you.

Tails February 26, 2014, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #276129

Okay, yeah, this art style is really growing on me. I mean, I understand the complaints, and hope Sandy, Lucy and Mike end up looking more mature than Daisy does right now, but it’s very pretty…

modulusshift February 26, 2014, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #276130

I really like the coloring in this one. It looks a lot cleaner, more crisp compared to the beginning of the chapter. Keep it up. And I’m sure if novice eyes like my own can pick up on it, ppl with more constructive analyses already have. So for what it’s worth, whatever your working on has improved.

Purin February 26, 2014, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #276131

Yay one if my most favorite characters returns :O now we only need Lucy to return Mad Lucy

Dawson15 February 26, 2014, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #276132

@Lickit&stickit
so you want more?
Ok:
- one big negative is that if you plan too much, and one thing goes wrong or not the way you wanted, then your entire plan crashes and burns. (and there is ALWAYS a little thing that you can´t consider into your plans, either because it is not a thing that comes to your mind when you are planning or it randomly comes onto you when you do not expect it at allor because you underestimate its importance)
-you will not be able to be flexible and spontaenious
- it can be easy to kinda just give up hope and give up on your plan altogether when you suddendly stand before that detail that you thought would be not problematic but turns out to be a huge problem.
- Also too much planning can make you lose sight of reality and being really selfish sometimes.

Tails February 26, 2014, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #276133

While the style is finally getting better I still feel that it is a great step backwards compared to previous style.

Since with that the only issue were faint discolorations that could quickly be touched up digitally.

Whereas with this the lack of “classic” outlines still creates “muddy” images in many cases (Daisy is especially prone of being just a big blob with this style)

And the experiment with proportions also sometimes made teenagers-soon-to-be-adults look like preschoolers, and that’s a roughly 10 year gap.

No offense, but I hope this style is a one-chapter-only affair, or at-least the pages will be touched up or replaced later with some that lived up to the benchmark set by the previous style.

Because that set the bar pretty damn high.

Introvenus February 26, 2014, 8:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #276134

That is the reaction I would have if my ex boyfriend showed up to my locker stark naked.

Chrow February 26, 2014, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #276135

SO MANY FISH

And out of all of them, this one had to swim back up river. I wonder how long it will take until it finally keels over.

Hawz February 26, 2014, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #276136

@Tails

All of those are really ifs and maybes.

Often a plan allows you to actually see things going wrong before its too late to change it. (Rather than go, OH ****! I was supposed to have figured this out already! *Cue: Panic*)

I don’t think anyone loses sight of reality, that’s why people set realistic goals. :/

But that’s okay, be spontaneous! I’m sure nothing could possibly go wrong. XD Life is about risk and opportunity Tails. And if you go without any sort of map, well ;) , may the odds be ever in your favor!

Lickit&stickit February 26, 2014, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #276137

I wish Lucy will respond the same way like Jazz once she ever meets Mike again :nope:

EvilKitty3 February 26, 2014, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #276138

Damnit. I have been reading this comic since the first chapters and, hell, you sure know how to convey different emotions in one single page. Good work! ;D

SplatterCandy February 26, 2014, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #276139

@Lickit&stickit
well so far they were in my favor, non of the expieriences that i had so far were planned and what do i have? A finished 2-years-carreer training in informatics with good grades (only As,Bs and Cs), a nice payed Job that i like (which i did not even think that i would like it) , a nice appartment, a and super awesome long-time-friends from all around the world and all of it without really planning it.
Also, all these “ifs and maybes” are the stuff that really matters at the end, because they can influence your life way more than you think.
You can plan all you want, but things in life never turn out the way you expect.

Tails February 26, 2014, 9:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #276140

Her hair’s gotten so long! Or maybe it’s just that she’s wearing it down now. I wonder why she’s doing that…

Kiwilapple February 26, 2014, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #276141

Jasmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friedhelm February 26, 2014, 10:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #276142

Jasmine has returned? That was extremely unexpected! I am glad she is back though. She balanced out some of the major characters when she was present in the comic before.

Nenekiri February 26, 2014, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #276143

packers848848 February 26, 2014, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #276145

I HAVE BEEN QUITE BUSY WITH…
Lets see, this is blood on me, so canine hematology.
BUT NEVER MIND, I HAVE TIME TO COMMENT, AND JAZZIE RETURNS.

All praise her second coming and appreciate how adorable she looks.

Ace February 27, 2014, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #276146

I have also read your comments, and your outpouring of good will towards Jasmine warms my heart. I feel as if a thousand burdens have been lifted from my back and that my heart once again has been given liscence to soar.
Cherish these moments, and believe.

Ace February 27, 2014, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #276147

@Tails:
In my country our state helps us pay rent and for food in case of unemployment for at least a year. Some people have even actually managed to get help from the state for 3 years. It can be hard to be unemployed now a days in my country after the depression hit us.

@Lickit:
Not saying that planning aint good but Tails is actually right about if your planning goes wrong. Often people only plan for one or two particular jobs because that is what they have studied for. They expect to much of themselves. But then they don’t get the jobs they were planning to get. What do they do now. They aren’t really qualified for any other jobs. Or that is how many of them think.

But this only happens to those who panic/overreact. It can be really good to plan and if anything goes wrong you just have to stay calm and think. Think of any other possibilities.


At first I was hoping that Daisy’s plan would fail. But now I just don’t want Jazz to get hurt. I hope she doesn’t get hurt.

Jonas97face February 27, 2014, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #276148

@Jonas

Jazzy is a BAMF. And stays away from getting hurt too badly compared to the others.

@Ace

She is the example for the rest of the crew. Get your **** together LUCY PAULO MIKE AND DAISY.

Lickit&stickit February 27, 2014, 3:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #276149

lmao….that is all. XD

JustSomeCritic February 27, 2014, 4:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #276150

So many fish!

Jich February 27, 2014, 6:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #276151

@ Lickit&stickit Lucy is getting her **** together as we speak. She will return and take her spot as top cat. She’s then going to tell everyone to grow up and stop being drama ******.

Blue fox February 27, 2014, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #276152

I just realized how pretty Jasmine looks! :O

Piggy February 27, 2014, 9:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #276153

@Jich And so little time! XD

Anyway, I can’t wait to find out what Paulo’s plan is.

Bizkit February 27, 2014, 9:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #276154

@Jonas97face
Oh that sounds good that they help for so long in a row.
And yes, the depression did hit several countries very hard :(

Tails February 27, 2014, 9:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #276155

What an appropriate thing to say. Jazz :O

$adiq February 27, 2014, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #276156

@Blue fox: Lucy is the biggest drama queen of them all, though

$adiq February 27, 2014, 9:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #276158

It always amazes me how some people can write a novel of a comment for one page .____.

Kris February 27, 2014, 12:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #276159

Wise girl, that one. Run, run!

Whinnie February 27, 2014, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #276160

@Kris: Well, it probably helps that most of them are about a series of events that are connected to it rather than simply about the page itself.

Moogle February 27, 2014, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #276161

I don’t know maybe I just missed Jasmine but the new art style really does her justice.

Anialator February 27, 2014, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #276163

The girl has a point.

Swift February 27, 2014, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #276164

-looks at Jasmines design-
-looks at Augustus-

Can we ship them?

Blarg February 27, 2014, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #276165

so many fish

Poopie123 February 27, 2014, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #276166

@Blarg
no, there is too much fish in the way.

Tails February 27, 2014, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #276167

RUN LIKE THE WIND JAZZY, RUUUUUN!
ε=ε=ε=┌(;*´Д`)ノ

Stephaan February 27, 2014, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #276168

She’s holding a book called ” So Many Fish!”… That’s new.

GLaDOS February 27, 2014, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #276169

Aw crap. What if they try the ‘get back with ex and make ‘em jealous’ thing? I sure hope not…

The Scarlet Tailed Fox February 27, 2014, 8:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #276170

Jazz looks so CUTE in the new style! :D

She has a point though, and she looks relatively happy. I hope she doesn’t get caught up in this mess.

J February 27, 2014, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #276171

Oh! That’s a bit different, still makes me laugh at the ‘So many fish’ book XD

Lycan01 February 27, 2014, 10:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #276172

It’s nice to see Jasmine again, even if she wants nothing to do with this plan that will most likely end in tears.

asdf February 27, 2014, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #276174

Abort! Abort!

7 February 28, 2014, 5:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #276175

Is lucy going to be making a comeback soon? she is my favorite character, and she kept me reading through the comics… It is kind of what kept me sane through the long night hours of CQ in my barracks. this comic is an amazing read, and really great art, and I am the type of person that just… loves stories like this, sad ones, that tug at the heart strings, ones that are hard to get over… I wish lucy would come back to the comics… cause I for one miss her…. Oh and amazing art.. did I say that already?

Mickael February 28, 2014, 6:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #276176

Well. We shall see what Paulo will say on the next page. If he asks her for something lame I fear that this comment section might blow up.

Don’t mess things up. Or people will rage over you and others will try to defend you and there will be a bloody battle and thousands will die and…… sorry, I kinda got distracted there. But yeah (But I’m not saying there will be any comment wars like in the comment section of ”December”).

I’m looking forward for the next page upload…. kinda…. please don’t screw up Paulo D:.

Jonas97face February 28, 2014, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #276177

Ya know, if your friend can’t be bothered to talk and straighten things out with you, they might not be your friend.

Jasmin is not a good person.

She just wears the trappings of one.

Dr. Z February 28, 2014, 7:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #276178

@Jonas97face
People will rage no matter what paulo will say or do, it´s almost as certain as that there will be a big pile of fresh drama coming . :P Paulo can´t win here…sadly :(
But ´m looking forward to the next page too^^

Tails February 28, 2014, 7:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #276179

WHAT IF JAZZ IS OREO SISTER OR IF NOT SIS WHAT IF THEY WANT TO TRANSFORM JAZZ IN NEW OREO’S GIRLFRIEND
WHAT EEEH QWWEWHAAAT
Jazz=Jasmine msorry

Gasz February 28, 2014, 7:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #276180

@Dr. Z Well, you don’t know what she is like with her other friends that are her age.

Holly February 28, 2014, 8:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #276181

@Holly.
Hmmm…

Too true. People can be (strangely) very different people to different people to others. I will say this much. I don’t think she was ever a real friend to Paulo.

Part of the problem is that she only sees fault in his actions and hasn’t question her rotten treatment of him. She just wants to write him off because it’s more convenient. In the end, his friendship means nothing to her.

Dr. Z February 28, 2014, 9:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #276182

:/ sadly, this resembled my life almost every day in middle school last year… Now, nothing goes on… The only thing that DOES go on as drama is my long-distance relationship with my GF since her family doesn’t like me… ;_;

Paulo looks like me, oddly… :/

Lyrix February 28, 2014, 10:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #276183

@Lyrix
…You look like a cat?

Belociraptor February 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #276228

@Ravako - True, I can see the appeal in distangling herself from an emotional rollercoaster, I just felt like she was too cold about it when she jumped ship.

Guessing February 28, 2014, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #276233

@Tails
LOL aww.

Blarg February 28, 2014, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #276309

Waitwaitwait. Drama-free YEAR?

Nikary March 3, 2014, 12:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #277048

She looks like she’s just going “Nope.” In that last panel XD Like all the words she was saying could just be replaced with “Nope.”

Love it!

FireFang March 14, 2014, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #277348

Jasmine has her immature moments but so far she is the most mature out of the cast to me.

Tealjoy March 17, 2014, 11:14 PM EST.

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