81. Take Heart, page posted 3/24/14

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Comment ID #277978

Oh… Rachel’s here…
Maybe something not so good happened or something similar…
So, get better. And get less confusing.
p.s. Sometimes a friend like Paulo can do great help.
The geek couple forever! Furious Abbey (Er… Actually should not be this emotion…)

HongKat March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #277979

woot!

Eko March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #277980

How cute! Best friends!

taNi March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #277981

So… they are back together ?

A guy March 24, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #277982

How sweet! :)

Keyblade Dragon March 24, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #277983

Let’s up Daisy didn’t **** up. :smirk:

Triniking March 24, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #277984

Awwwww. Cute :D

I guess Daisy delivered the flower to Rachel for Paulo. It worked. Yayyyy.

So cute. I love it. Go PauloXRachel :P

Jonas97face March 24, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #277985

Oh. There you are. Haven’t been secretly looking for you or anything. You know me. 8-)

But I thought you were- 8-D

Shut up, David. 8-)

Alaystus March 24, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #277986

Saw it coming.

Blue fox March 24, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #277987

Ohhhh noooo
Daisy you didn’t.
I see this going nowhere but south. Then again, I’m a cynic. Feel free to prove me wrong, Taeshi!

Emi March 24, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #277989

True bros wear their bro’s friendship flowers.

Rine March 24, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #277990

Paulo and David forev- Oh, hi Rachael.

ABwingz March 24, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #277991

As much as I hated Paluo’s way of handling things and his jerkface attitude towards people, he does have a very good heart. :)

Johnnaman March 24, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #277992

Wow, I don’t know a single boy who dares to do that! Rachel fell for it, you see? That’s why more boy’s should try flowers too… :P

About this page
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p42.html
Which chapter did Lucy bury Mike with sand?

Selef March 24, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #277993

So…. seriously ?

With the way he handle it , they are back together ?

Seriously ???

A guy March 24, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #277994

8-)Oh boy….Rachel got his flower!

zbegner000 March 24, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #277995

Oh c’mon! I was promised blood.

I’ll just settle for the comments section then.People are going to be livid about Paulo getting off scot free. Oh well. It keeps it interesting, though I think all the characters are justb running around in circles.

Bunshin March 24, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #277996

Thanks Paulo for helping them <3
Ohhh paulo will have a heart attack on the next page :D
(Thanks to the rose “he” sent to Rachel without knowing it :P)
let´s see how he will get out of this situation relatively unharmed^^

Tails March 24, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #277997

@GumiBear LOL oh my god!

TheHungryLlama March 24, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #277998

Rach must be like “so, you DO care Paulo!! :’3 ”

Rachel is just adorable, i’ve always wanted these two to end up together~

Yelikarts March 24, 2014, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #277999

Ugh.

TheLazyCharmander March 24, 2014, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #278000

David has hearts in his eyes. XD
And daaw! Rachel!

Alamoraine March 24, 2014, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #278001

And rachels big puppy-eyes are so cuuute <3 :love:

Tails March 24, 2014, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #278002

Man, I wish I could get out of paying my parking ticket as easily as Paulo and Daisy got off the hook for ganging up on Abbey and attacking his weak points.

This’ll be a horrible chapter without retribution for those scumbag tactics they employed.

Remember kids, be a self centered arse and you’d get off scot-free, great chapter morale.

Jacks March 24, 2014, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #278003

i wonder if rach is gonna think the rose “paulo” sent to her means he just wants to be friends, instead of… well, whatever their status is.

reine March 24, 2014, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #278004

Well, while I do agree with the people who think that Abbey and Daisy shouldn’t have gotten back together, I would like to point out that they COULD be discussing on where they stand on their relationship and how to actually go from there.

Unlikely but since we can’t hear the dialogue from them or see their facial expressions, there’s probably just a good chance as any that they might just go ‘ok we’re really good friends’ by the end of this chapter.

Rook March 24, 2014, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #278005

Looks like Abbey and Daisy finally have a chance to talk things out. Though without hearing what they are saying or seeing their expressions it’s hard to tell what is happening. I don’t mind them being friends again but I still believe they shouldn’t be a couple. At least not this soon after breaking up a short while ago. Because I honestly still believe that Paulo went about it completely the wrong way.

Rachel looks so happy in the last panel the way she’s looking at Paulo like that. Looks like she got the rose meant to be from Paulo c:

K March 24, 2014, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #278006

Aww, how adorable this page is
lol David. And just look at that face on Rachel. x3

HelTH March 24, 2014, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #278007

All I can say about that last panel is “Uh oh”

Blank On Purpose March 24, 2014, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #278008

Daisy and Abbey talking doesn’t mean they are back together. We can’t see their faces or hear anything they are saying, so they could be saying anything. An it seems like Daisy sent Rachel a flower in return for Paulo doing her that favor. Though I still don’t know why they both didn’t just do it themselves. It seems like Paulo was so caught up in trying to help Daisy out, he ended up forgetting about Rachel.
There’s still a few pages left, plenty if time for a surprise ending.

Fan among fans March 24, 2014, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #278009

Jesus, Paulo and David are TINY!!

But since Paulo can still clearly look down on Rachel, then she must be microscopic.

Something doesn’t add up here, the character’s height isn’t proportional with their surrounding environments, nor each other.
Doesn’t look “cute” at all, honestly ends up looking sloppy and half-hearted instead.

:/

Cranny March 24, 2014, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #278010

Ahhhh! I was so excited to meet the writers at Anime Boston! I love this comic!~~ #^_^#

KanayaMaryam March 24, 2014, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #278011

Dat Puppy eyed look….there is no escape now.

Blaze March 24, 2014, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #278012

D’awww, I bet Daisy sent a flower to Rachel with a note - and actually remembered to put Paulo’s name xD - Sweet of her.

Guessing March 24, 2014, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #278013

I wonder what message “Paulo” sent to Rachael.

Chrisd765 March 24, 2014, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #278014

God damn this chapter is full of cute-*** panels…

MobileCrusader March 24, 2014, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #278015

Aw Rachel and Paulo is so cute in this :)

Damage March 24, 2014, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #278016

@TheHungryLlama I KNOW RIGHT :O

GumiBear March 24, 2014, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #278017

I just noticed that when a new page is uploaded, people comment one letter, then edit it after so that they can have the first comment… Sorta lame

GumiBear March 24, 2014, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #278018

YO

Huh? March 24, 2014, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #278019

why are paulo and david so small? is this like a chibi chapter or somethin

loor March 24, 2014, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #278020

@Blank On Purpose
I agree, Rachel looks like she’s about to burst into tears and not in a good way.

Markus March 24, 2014, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #278022

that last panel face… HNNNGGGEEE. :love:

Whistleblower March 24, 2014, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #278023

It is a good thing Daisy is talking to Abbey about the two of them.

But it is not a good thing that they ignore all their problems and immediately get back together. Abbey shouldn’t have to compromise on love, and Daisy shouldn’t have settle with him either.

In other news, Paulo is now going to pay for Daisy’s meddling. I bet she wrote him a love poem saying how much he loves her.

He’s in trouble. ;)

Nightshade March 24, 2014, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #278024

What happened to this comic updating every day at 1:00?

Birdy March 24, 2014, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #278025

Wow, wow Paulo are your feelings getting out of hand or are you confused or are you seen her with brotherly eyes? It’s very hard to tell you know? Whit that little blush on your face.

And God Rachel, what’s wrong? Why you crying? Are you thinking what I’m thinking? About Paulo I mean…

Stuff is getting weird I have too many questions. Plus I feel uncomfortable because back at the start of the comic (I have been reading for almost 8 years) I used to ship PauloxDaisy and MikexLucy but then I shipped PauloxTess, DaisyxAbbey and MikexLucy, buuuuut then Mike did what he did to Lucy and I saw Paulo’s best side, then his worst side, then back to the best side again and ended up shipping PauloxLucy and every other pairing kind of fell apart because I stopped having preference for any other character together… So I kind of ship both DaisyxAbbey and DaisyxAugustus at the same time… But now my OTP is PauloxLucy, but Lucy is gone and Paulo is a mess and now I see this page and I’m like: Wait… is this hinting at PauloxDaisy? But, but, but… I’m confused. They where my second OTP, but now my OnlyOTP is PauloxLucy… so it kind of gets confusing for my poor feels… 8 years ago I would be dancing around the room, now I’m just confused.

Vanilla March 24, 2014, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #278026

David looks so fabulous and adorable.
I feel weird.
Please stop it David.

Ral March 24, 2014, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #278027

lol that’s just scary when a girl comes up to you smiling with tears in her eyes

brighthart March 24, 2014, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #278028

Paulo got them back together???
After the thing with the face pushing???
Hm, he’s good.

Waffles March 24, 2014, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #278029

Paulo got them back together???
After the thing with the face pushing???
Hm, he’s good.

Waffles March 24, 2014, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #278030

why is no one talking about how paulo wore davids flower the entire day

brotp

augustusxjazzplz March 24, 2014, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #278031

So….Paulo….what’re ya gonna do with you’re friend hitting in you there X3

Sasha March 24, 2014, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #278032

oooh, Paulo!!! he may act like a jerk but he is so sweet on the inside!!!!

PauloxDavid is my definitive brotp!!!! :love:

FlyingPotato March 24, 2014, 3:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #278033

I thought Rachel was a shovel for a minute because of how much she is digging paulo right now. It seems she really appreciates the friendship flower. And it’s good to see Daisy and abbey going to take care of there business by themselves. And if I looked any deeper into rachel’s eyes I would see the universes. Also I sure hope paulo doesn’t screw this up by blurting out I didn’t send you any friendship rose. It must have been a mistake. Or something stupid like that. I hope he can put it together that Daisy probably did it for him like he did for her. Then he can explain it to Rachael and she can tease him about it.

Blue fox March 24, 2014, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #278034

Inb4 Paulo screws this up :/

V1A2 March 24, 2014, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #278035

Paulo, just don’t say anything stupid.
Oh wait, you’re Paulo.

peters March 24, 2014, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #278036

is paulo really wearing the rose that david gave him in his hair?

brotp

edit- oh wait apparently @augustusxjazzplz had the exact same comment as me. touche.

Gabba March 24, 2014, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #278037

She’s so tiny

Kami March 24, 2014, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #278038

I dunno guys, daisy and abbey are pretty clearly not smiling (abbey is even straight faced from the looks of it). I think they’re just talking it out now. We’ll see where they stand in the next chapter I suppose. I do hope the next chapter focuses a bit on mike or someone else for a change. Paulo has had quite a bit of screen time as of late.

Another Anon March 24, 2014, 3:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #278039

Oh my! Much is happening, Paulo showing true bro.-ness, showed good heart… in his own special way, and then Daisy’s special surprise featuring Rachel
I’m not sure if anyone else is thinking this, but i think things are really looking up for Paulo!

Pyro March 24, 2014, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #278040

Keep in mind we can’t see Daisy and Abbey’s expressions. For all we and Paulo know they might be having a quiet chat about what went on today. Doesn’t mean they’re back together. And I hope they aren’t.

Dean March 24, 2014, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #278041

this would ALMOST be a good thing, except i know paulo would react with a double standard if it was anyone else, especially mike, in his position here…

calling him “gay”, or whatever, probably throw a few more insults at him, and generally be an offensive *******. :/

still not good enough, he still deserves a horrible death.

Thanatos March 24, 2014, 4:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #278042

is this when they become a couple?

josh March 24, 2014, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #278043

Whatever this is it can’t be good but OH MY GOSH PUPPY DOG EYES… LITERALLY 8-D 8-D 8-D

Random bystander March 24, 2014, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #278044

Oh boy, Rachel’s all teary eyed yet happy. What’s gonna happen?

Speed of sound March 24, 2014, 4:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #278045

Oh oh, looks like Paulo needs to choose-
Rachel, or David?

Tuxedo Knux March 24, 2014, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #278046

David is such a darling.

Was Baracat unkind to Rachel? For shame.

Zott March 24, 2014, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #278047

This is an absolutely lovely chapter! DAWWWWW ^W^ :D

Bacon March 24, 2014, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #278048

I feel like Rachel’s expression is almost “I’m about to burst into tears” kind of thing. ; -;

Yaschiri March 24, 2014, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #278049

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwOOOOOshiiiiith! HEART ATTACK nnggggggg!!!.

Fefex March 24, 2014, 5:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #278050

I swear to god this pairing better not end badly, or pretty much end at all. Rachel is great for Paulo, and even though I would have settled for Paulo ending up with Lucy, Rachel is a great character. LOOK AT THAT FACE!

Please please please please PLEASE please don’t have this end, much less end horribly.

ScotchNovel March 24, 2014, 5:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #278051

@Thanatos You deserve a horrible death for saying someone deserves a horrible death.

How do you like it now?

ScotchNovel March 24, 2014, 5:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #278052

GodI love this ; o ;
ALSO
I WANTED TO GO TO AB SO BAD.
But, I couldn’t… I might be able to next year..I hope you all are there D:
HOWEVER
One of my best friends (Like a sister!) was there.. She said she talked to you all, and was sorry or something she didn’t/wasn’t able to keep up the comic a lot.. xD And Souppy said something like “beige reading is the best!”
EDIT: And that she got a card and loved it cause it looked like a school ID xD

****** March 24, 2014, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #278053

What’s with Rachel? Wait a minute…Daisy.Anyway you did a good thing paulo,you did a good thing.

lov/hate/hurt March 24, 2014, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #278054

Paulo, I’m pregnant :P

MaDDestroyer March 24, 2014, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #278055

“He IS crazy about her! Why wouldn’t he be?”

*facepalm*

Well… yeah, Paulo. Abbey IS crazy about Daisy. Always has been. That wasn’t the issue here. Were you not paying attention?

A. Nonymous March 24, 2014, 6:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #278056

Rachael?…………………(face palm) DAISY. Forgot about that donation…

Tealjoy March 24, 2014, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #278057

I’ll be damned if Paulo revealed a small glimpse of his deeply buried feelings toward Daisy. You know, the feelings he refuses to acknowledge because she is like a sister to him. Daisy always seems to bring out the best in Paulo. Whether it may be because of his worry of corrupting her or whatever, it’s cute to see how his brashness fades when she is around. If it ever happened, they would complement each other well.

In the meantime, Daisy was good on her end of the deal as well. Sorry Mattykins~ Bitches love yellow roses.

Purin March 24, 2014, 6:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #278058

$5 says Paulo reads what was wrote and denies it without thinking causing a major **** storm.

Anon-Anon March 24, 2014, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #278059

DavidXPaulo. nah im kidding (probably) im kind of betting that rachel somehow -possibly through daisy or jasmine- that it was paulos idea to have the flower thing and why. or she got a flower from paulo

King_Crimson March 24, 2014, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #278060

Rachel takes a cupcake shape in the last panel. :love:

SOMEONE DRAW HER AS A CUPCAKE!

Hawz March 24, 2014, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #278061

It’s very hard to feel like this is heading in a good direction, but then again the chapter is meant to be winding up somewhat soon so… I don’t know. I’m reckoning Daisy put something nice and sentimental on the tag for Rachel’s flower and Paulo is going to royally put his foot in it. Denial that he sent it, contradicting it, generally being very confused over the rose in general… So many ways that could go bad. Or, you know, I could be talking bullhonky and he somehow manages to pass it off smoothly. But I somewhat doubt it.

I guess it’s good Abbey and Daisy are talking, though I hope they don’t just go back to how they were. Cute a couple as people might have thought they were I still think they’d both do well just being friends for a while. Hell, I still think Daisy should cut herself off from Mike and Abbey both to sort her head out. Unpleasant but necessary, imo.

On a side note, I really want to like Rachel but I still can’t. I’m not sure exactly what bothers me about her. Might be more that she’s interfering with my OTP than anything - I’ve shipped Paulo x Lucy since I read their strips together - though I can’t remember particularly thinking much of her prior to her increased involvement with Paulo either.

Lucyanne March 24, 2014, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #278062

DAISY WHAT HAVE YOU STARTED!?

Okay, so this can either go really, really well, or really really badly.

Knowing the plots in this story, I sense bad. Or perhaps good, followed by bad.

*Juxtapositionnn* 8-)

Thackety March 24, 2014, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #278063

Awwwwwwww this page. Rachel’s expression rgrngnng. So perfect.

Paulo wearing the rose in his hair is also very cute and kinda redeems him to me.

But like… wondering how Abbey and Daisy are gonna go considering she still has a wandering eye; sure she wouldn’t be with Mike since he’s taken but if he weren’t, well… that’s where her loyalty comes into question.

ket March 24, 2014, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #278064

I personally could care less about the PauloXRachel here, I am more interested in the fact that Paulo wore that flower in his hair all day for David. TRUE FRIENDSHIP!!

rusbus94 March 24, 2014, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #278065

Please Paulo don’t mess up this insane opportunity Daisy gave you!

Zarylo March 24, 2014, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #278066

They looked like kids.

Burit March 24, 2014, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #278067

Guys, my brother is being an ***. He’s four years younger and gets away with yelling at me, hitting me, and kicking me. If I fight him back, I get in trouble (I’m 13, he’s for years younger) help?

LoopdeLoops March 24, 2014, 8:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #278068

@Purin
“Daisy always seems to bring out the best in Paulo.”

Except around Abbey, then he just steps up his ********* game.

Hoves March 24, 2014, 8:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #278069

Aw man Paulo, sort your feelings out mate.
Do you love Lucy, Rachel or Daisy?

I do kinda hope with Daisy it’s just a very strong platonic affection, because that’s really underrated in comics. I love romance, but I hate the idea that friendship means less than romantic love, and that a male and female friend will always end up dating. If Paulo and Daisy are platonic, I love their friendship.

HOWEVER while I appreciate that in Paulo’s point of view, he was sticking up for Daisy, he does need deserve to be called out for how he handled it. He essentially bullied Abbey in the middle of the class and brought up some deeply personal things which was WAY out of order.
I also like Daisy, but I dislike how she’s handling herself at the moment. if she likes Abbey and wants to date him, fair enough, but she has to be willing to put effort into her relationship, and she must try to get over Mike. Abbey and Daisy work well together, and it just seems like her obliviousness to people’s feelings is the only thing causing it problems.

Kay March 24, 2014, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #278070

@loopdeloops
I’d recommend talking to one of your parents about the issue. Don’t do it during an argument or while tempers are high, pick a time where they can listen, and explain that your brother is hurting you.

Kay March 24, 2014, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #278071

just when you thought rachel couldnt get any cuter. :P

seoq March 24, 2014, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #278072

My first reaction to this page was «oh, sh*t» D:
I see no way that this could end well. Rachel is overcome by joy, but Paulo has no idea what’s going on, and when Rachel finds out… I sob just to think about it ;_; DAISY WHYYYY

On a happier note, Paulo is so awesome to wear that rose in his hair! THE BROMANCE IS TOO DAMN HIGH :D Plus he looks supah cool :)

I also have a message to all the people who are outraged about the lack of punishment for Paulo after saying what he did to Abbey:
The chapter is supposed to be read as a whole. When Taeshi writes the story, she doesn’t mean for only one page to be read and analysed every two days. It should be read in one shot.
This means that you can’t linger on these words too long. You have to look at the chapter as an ensemble, and I believe that the last few pages were intended for comedic effect. They made me laugh, and that’s what I got out of it. Not that Paulo was incredibly cruel to Abbey.

Well, that’s it from me. Can’t wait to see how this turns out!

Sambo March 24, 2014, 8:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #278073

I just realized that Augustus totally missed his only chance to get between Abbey and Daisy.

Lumi March 24, 2014, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #278074

So frankly I am very flabbergasted. That entire catastrophe should have been addressed somehow.

You have Abbey, a known comic hot-head with bullying issues, sit there while Paulo degrades and bullies him with every personal insult he could think of. Not to be rude, but even I wouldn’t allow anyone to make fun of my tears over MY dead mother, if the situation applied to me. And I’m not even a person with anger management issues like Abbey.

The thought that he’s be so coldblooded over the multiple statements that Paulo brought up his sensitive past is astonishing.

I appreciate where @Taeshi is coming from, but in the future, please take an honest look at hot topics like this. I love the comic, but as a small critic, I found this chapter ridiculously unbelievable for two reasons:

1) Abbey, the known hot-head, did not rise to even say anything to Paulo. Even when direct insults were made to the one issue in his family that he is drawn to be passionately conflicted about as a character. And very much the type of drama he would react to.

This is highly non-realistic (or at least non-consistent) characterization.

2) If the dead-mother comment was meant to not be dramatic and give a rise to Abbey, why even bother with this dialog? The only other reason I could think of was it being there for comedy. Which sort of shocks me that the issue is being drawn as “funny”.

These types of issues are not something to joke about, because frankly it’s cruel and insensitive tp point fingers about a real issue that people go through. Which is why the comments were inflamed in passion over “How wrong” this statement was.

This is my one-comment for today, and I’d like to remind people that I will not be commenting on any responses to this. Just my two cents on the current chapter. :/

As for the remaining commentary, I hope Daisy hasn’t done anything irreversible, but given his tirade, if it messes things up with Rachel it serves him right.

Lickit&Stickit March 24, 2014, 8:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #278075

@Sambo

So insulting someone over their dead mother is comedy??
I’m sorry, but I put that in the same category as rape “jokes”

Which Taeshi (of all persons) should know well of.

Tilde March 24, 2014, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #278076

So, Paulo tries to have good intentions, but ****s it up SO horribly…

peters March 24, 2014, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #278077

We all know Daisy sent flowers to her on Paulo’s behalf

We all knooow.

Wat March 24, 2014, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #278078

So, that’s it? They’re good now?
Yeah, alright. I wonder what Rachel wants.

I do think it’s a little weird that the whole thing was just dropped but frankly, a lot of people here got waaaaay to into the whole thing. So much hate for Daisy and Paulo. You guys need to mellow out a bit, geez. They’re fictional characters. They are a creation of the artist so she can do whatever with them. As for the mom thing, maybe Abby was okay with Paulo saying it because he doesn’t have a mother either? I guess? I don’t know, I just roll with these things. I still think people are overreacting.

WellAlright March 24, 2014, 9:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #278079

A wild Rachel appeared!

rylasasin March 24, 2014, 9:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #278080

Oh hey, Paulo has more hair now.

Every time a couple gets back together, a Paulo earns his bangs.

TJ March 24, 2014, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #278081

@Blue fox Yes. Yes, you did.

TheScarletTailedFox March 24, 2014, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #278082

Huh. Why does Paulo look like a Zac Efron, suddenly? Either way, love the hair. :)

Las Palomas March 24, 2014, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #278083

at least theyre talking things out now!! a breakup with no closure is the worst type of breakup. while abbey’s reason was way more than valid, i feel that daisy still shouldve had the right to say how she felt. she just kinda cried and didnt really do much to exert any type of feelings, so now theyre both able to say what they want do to and where to go from here. at the very least, at the end of it all, theyll still be friends. a relationship between those 2 is going to take a lot of apologies and promises. even with all their faults and problems, they still have a really good dynamic and bring out the best in each other, and if daisy never really had those feelings for mike in the first place, the relationship surely wouldve lasted longer than it did, and wouldve been more serious. maybe feelings will grow again and be stronger now that daisy got her wake up call, and things could work out. but i dont see them being anything less than friends, because they still do care a lot for each other and with abbey always needing support and daisy always needing encouragement, them being there for each other just seems right. they just click, and it doesnt have to be in a romantic sense.

however, paulos dead mom comment needs to get some type of punishment. abbey is known to be unable to control his anger and beat the crap out of someone if needed, but i think people are forgetting hes trying REAL hard not to be like that anymore. im sure him before therapy probably wouldve beaten in paulos face, but abbey now would rather talk than fight. also, paulo probably said it so flat out because he doesnt see it as hurtful as anyone else would, because his mother just got up and left and i dont even think he remembers her. hes probably thinking at least abbey had a mom who cared. paulos mom hasnt even made an attempt to show any interest in her son. the comment needs to definitely get addressed but im glad it didnt happen in a fist fight (as much as paulo shouldve gotten a smack across the face.) and the fact that daisy didnt really say “hey thats enough you went too far” or something along those lines needs to get mentioned, because if she really wants them to work out, you shouldlnt exactly sit there silently while the guy who you care so much for is getting railed on for his dead mom problems. thats just not helping your case at all.

Jinx March 24, 2014, 11:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #278084

the flower DOES suit his hair!

PvtSnowMan March 24, 2014, 11:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #278085

Am I the only one who thinks Rachel is crying? She’s tearing up in the last panel???
C’MON GUYS THAT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A HAPPY SMILE. I swear Rachel’s about to break down in tears. Maybe she was disappointed over the friendship roses? I mean they can be taken as kinda a rejection… :X

Mitty March 25, 2014, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #278086

lets see how long it takes for him to ruin it , like always

Dracke March 25, 2014, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #278087

I so love where this is going ^-^ I just hope the situation with Rachel will end up well because I cant help it but to think she is double faced like, cant tell if she is happy or upsad but usually not in a bad way. I guess id feel less uneasy around her if she at least was holding that rose but instead she has a teary smile… Also its really sweet that Paulo apreseates so much David’s rose. They are the best bro couple, even better than Mike with Lucy in the past where they actually were like bro buddies :D

EvilKitty3 March 25, 2014, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #278088






DAAAIIISYYYYYY! WHAT DID YOU DO???

Gate-senpai March 25, 2014, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #278089

XD

TDM March 25, 2014, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #278090

WHY is Rahel crying o.O Where came this tears in the Eyes O.O

Feliene March 25, 2014, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #278091

She’s back…(Small Poltergeist movie reference.) I’m glad things with Abbey and Daisy are good again, I wonder if they’ll be friends or a couple again.. :smirk: :D

Michelle March 25, 2014, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #278092

I wonder what this is all about… :unsure:

The last panel raises more questions than it answers… :question:

DylanC March 25, 2014, 4:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #278093

“He’s crazy about her….I mean, why wouldn’t he be”

brb weeping softly because my Paulo x Daisy ship grows stronger every day

Anbellz March 25, 2014, 4:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #278094

“i mean, why wouldn’t he be?”

nah :nope:

gettin tired of paulos manpain about girls and i can feel the oncoming angst from rachel
i hope the next page proves me wrong

stuffnthat March 25, 2014, 5:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #278095

Finally, a good turnabout!!
Oh relax, pessimistic readers; it doesn’t ALWAYS have to be about tragic drama everywhere, you know!

ResidentEddy March 25, 2014, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #278096

@ TheScarletTailedFox a lot of people saw this coming. What do you think about Rachel’s face? I think she is extremely happy and will make out with paulo in the hall way or just give him a kiss. And everyone will see it and be like we’ll guess there going out now.

Blue fox March 25, 2014, 7:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #278097

I think people are forgetting that Abbey is getting help. Aka, he is a hothead but he’s managing his temper and learning to not just strike. He doesn’t LIKE when he does that. Hell, people villified Lucy for it. Why are we upset that he didn’t hit Paulo? I see that moment as a turning point for him. He was pushed to a limit, reminded of something horrible, and he didn’t react violently. He didn’t react like his father.

We don’t know what’s going on with Daisy and Abbey right now, but at least they’re talking openly now.

dremma March 25, 2014, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #278098

@Blue fox
Yeah she is propably extremely happy and still a bit shaken from the message, that´s why she has tears in her eyes….it suggests that “Paulo” wrote something really romantic :D

Tails March 25, 2014, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #278103

Isn’t this comic meant to update daily? Or was that a short lived thing?

Blue Waffle March 25, 2014, 12:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #278104

Post every day again! ^^

MikeShouldDie March 25, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #278105

Not sure why there’s sudden confusion about the new\old update schedule, it’s been this way for two months!

BCB updated 5 times a week for a period of about six months, but this burned us out, and the new style is too difficult. Plus, we’re spending a lot of time travelling right now. As always, if you want more BCB to read, subscribe to BCI and read through the library! There should be more coming there soon.

SuitCase March 25, 2014, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #278106

imll say this and I’ll say this once. Ladies, Gentlemen, and other hot headed short tempered super letter cap types. if you are too flabber ghasted, angry, super judgemental about what’s going on in thus comic. just stop reading it. simple as that. and I’m not trying to take some of taeshi’s viers away, but the comments are getting out of hand. seriously too much out of hand. take a chill pill, drink some water, eat something too if that can help. and just calm down and tart this king and commenting rationally please?

Blackshadow March 25, 2014, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #278107

@Blackshadow:
What do you mean getting out of hand? They were maybe last page, but they are certainly not now. I actually find this to be a really calm commenting that is going on now. Everything is fine. Just chill man.

Jonas97face March 25, 2014, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #278108

@Blackshadow

The comments yesterday were pretty rational, but they were passionate on a issue the readers took offense of. Not so sure how readers being offended at the dialog is judgmental either.

The comments today are so mellow, they are boring.

Depends on what you’d rather read.

Nightshade March 25, 2014, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #278109

Bittersweet fans are ****ing crazy.
@ Tails this is something supertails said this morning.
This page is full of “aww yeahs” with Abbey and Daisy talking to each other again, Paulo wearing David’s flower, David blushing and gushing about Paulo wearing the flower, Rachel showing up all teary eyed yet happy like Paulo told her that he loved her with a flower even though Daisy was the one that sent it, and Paulo being completely clueless about love again… So much adorableness in one frickin’ page. :D.

Blue fox March 25, 2014, 4:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #278110

@Blue fox
Well, great minds think alike :P

And yes, this page is so adorable that even the comments are just in an “awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so adooooooooooooooorbs!” -mode :D

Tails March 25, 2014, 5:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #278111

I’m glad eveyrone backed off the “I hate Paulo” train, save Lickit but he clearly is so out of his mind on this issue he’s not listening. He still thinks Paulo was being a coldhearted bully trying to hurt abbey, instead of the passionate tactless social dufus we all know and love.

Excellent writing Taishi, I thought this was gonna be one of ‘those’ chapters where someone works out some ridiculous love triangle based around jealousy. But no, you did incredibly well with it, providing a unique set of actions by our even more interesting set of characters. you were able to create meaningful conflict between character without making anyone hareful or malicious, or make anyone looks like some fool. Immature sure, but that’s this whole comic.
I wish I could comment more on the art but…yah I don’t know much about this kind of visual art that would be of any use.

Keep up the excellent work!

Michael March 25, 2014, 7:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #278112

@NIghtshade


Pretty much ever since Suitcase threatened lickit people are probably too scared/angry to post. And the discussion goes back to bland “ohhhh Ahhhhh amazing! :D”. I’m not saying they should be insulted (which they weren’t) but people should be able to have a difference of opinion without insulting each other, and without fear they’ll be kicked off for disagreeing. People were so upset because 1) they take this comic seriously and support it, and 2) the emotional whip lash was really jarring. He just bullied and insulted someone in front of the class, the teacher laughed it off, Daisy said/did nothing. they laughed about it, and now everyone’s just off in la la land like it never even happened. It wasn’t set up like it was supposed to funny, it came a cross as serious and then suddenly switched. How are we supposed to feel about it? We don’t have the benefit of thought balloons, we don’t see the teacher or Daisy or anyone chew Paulo out, we don’t know HOW Abbey’s doing in therapy, and it seems to validate this behavior in real life. The fans aren’t crazy this whipping back and forth is kinda extreme.


This page kinda cements for me that Paulo is in love with Daisy,but’s in denial. Its not that he doesn’t like Abbey he’s just envious and jealous but doesn’t think he’s good enough for her. At least Daisy was nice enough to put HIS name on the flowers but ugh he doesn’t deserve it.

Samm-y March 25, 2014, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #278113

So why is Paulo and David suddenly toddler sized???

They would have to use a stepladder if they were to use the lockers behind them.
Also doesn’t help that already tiny Paulo is looking down on Rachel.
She must either be on her knees or standing in a tactically placed hole for the perspective to make any sense.

Compared to last couple of chapters, this one is just completely weird (artistically), since it ends up being a mishmash badly scaled characters, objects and backgrounds aided by skewed perspectives.

Krint March 25, 2014, 7:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #278114

@Michael

“”I’m glad eveyrone backed off the “I hate Paulo” train, save Lickit but he clearly is so out of his mind on this issue he’s not listening. He still thinks Paulo was being a coldhearted bully trying to hurt abbey, instead of the passionate tactless social dufus we all know and love.””

Denying the painfully obvious must be a trend these days.

Because Bullying someone over their dead mother in order to guilttrip them is completely acceptable and also hilarious comedy material.

Next step, lets mock those whose terminally ill from cancer that isn’t their own fault (smoking).

Bet they and their families would appreciate being the butt-end of crude jokes on their deathbed.



Seriously though, this was handled BADLY, and the mere fact that Paulo’s let off scot free just like that without even a SIGN of impending severe consequences is distasteful and marginalizing the general concept of having lost a parent at a young age.

But you seem like the kind of person that would find people stuck inside a flaming car wreck funny, so I might be wasting my time.

Strifer March 25, 2014, 8:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #278115

Shhhhh…do you hear that? I hear drama clouds rolling in…

Bluesky March 25, 2014, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #278116

OHDEARGOD
WHAT DID DAISY DO
THIS RACHEL GAL
IS GONNA THINK THAT PAULO LOVES HER
NOOOOO
dramadramadramadramadrama
THE DRAMALLAMA EXPRESS IS GALLOPING INTO TOWN
everybody rUN AND HIDE

:sobbing grossly:

silveryogurt March 25, 2014, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #278117

@Samm-y

Seems like a shame that the posters fear sharing opinions based on the author’s response to commentators.

Maybe the writers don’t like it when people point out flaws in their writing. It’s not that unusual. Seems like no one handles critics well in most of these web-started comics. Pity.

Nightshade March 25, 2014, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #278118

…Hold on, the radars picking up something…

Sh*t! SH*T! THERES A DRAMA ICEBERG AHEAD! THE SHIP CAN’T MAKE IT! GET TO THE LIFE BOATS!!!

That Weirdo March 25, 2014, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #278119

@Nightshade

Normally they don’t trust me there are some who are beyond just sharing opinions. The fan-base is usually pretty outspoken for better or worse most times. Lickit was going a bit too far but I think it was really unfair to blame her for the wave of negative reactions. She may have seemed to stir them but thats only because she liked having discussions and was fairly passionate about her opinion. Other posters just don’t like their ideas challenged or simply don’t know how to have a discussion without being angry or thinking the other person is personally attacking them.

I don’t think that’s necessarily fair either, Taeshi doesn’t really react badly to criticism. And in the past would change or fix things to try and make it better. I think the wave of negative reactions was just so huge (and there was someone I won’t name trying to make it seem worse then it was) that Suit was trying to keep it civil before it spiraled out of control. But I have to agree many webcomic creators don’t take criticism/feedback well, there are some that do though. It really depends on how its given/perceived.

Samm-y March 25, 2014, 9:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #278120

SO DAVID IS GAY! :O

stanley March 25, 2014, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #278121

I didn’t comment at all on any of the criticism about the plot yesterday. I only asked Lickit to stop posting so much, because it had become a habit of the comments section to devolve into a shouting match between Lickit and other people. I started to feel like the conversation was less about the comic and more about a person, so I decided to ask Lickit to stop posting more than once per page which she(?) very kindly has done.

I don’t think it’s worth defending the Daisy\Abbey “make up” in this chapter because it just looks sad to attack people that are having a genuinely valid response as they try to figure out what is going on. You can take my silence as you will!

SuitCase March 25, 2014, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #278122

Is it just me, or does Paulo look really androgynous between the current art style and the flower?

Flame March 25, 2014, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #278126

Another great page, guys! And, poor Rach- I can’t tell if she’s crying out of happiness, or holding back the tears. She’s always such a cutie, though!

Also, am I able to purchase a BCI membership for someone else and myself? Thanks.

PsyCat March 25, 2014, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #278127

Woo! I love this page! I may not like the outcome of Abbey being verbally abused and ignoring the fact, but otherwise I guess it’s fine if he didn’t take it personally. Good job on you, Abbey! 8-D

Now I just want things to work out for Rachel and Paulo! :( Rachel is such a doll!

ButterscottchFairyTale March 26, 2014, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #278128

That Weirdo March 26, 2014, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #278129

Hahaha! Paulo, you flower is adorable XD

dubstep_kitteh1 March 26, 2014, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #278130

Five bucks says Rachel’s preggers I have no idea but I have a feeling maybe that’s why that or i’m an idiot.

Lucy-chan March 26, 2014, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #278131

I have seen a lot of interesting comments.

@Michael:
Yes. I don’t believe Paulo was being mean because he hated Abbey or anything but he did handle it pretty badly and should be called out for it.

@Samm-y:
If other people are scared to post their opinion because of Suitcase then that’s sad :(. No one should be afraid to post their own opinion. Even if other people wont agree with that person.

Yeah. It was pretty serious. But then it just changed into a joke. Like it had never been serious in the first place and was just all a bad joke.

@Tails:
Well duh. This is just toooooooooo cuuuuuuuuute :love:

Jonas97face March 26, 2014, 4:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #278135

Paulo would probably make a decent-looking girl if you stuck him in a dress while he was wearing that flower. Now kind of curious to see a cross-dressing BCB party at some point. Perhaps some sort of Halloween dealie at some point. I’ve also had a strange vision of Paulo dressed as Frank from the Rocky Horror Show for some reason.

In terms of the comments, since I notice that’s an area of interest right now, perhaps last round did get a bit drama-filled or argumentative, but Lickit’s comments tended to lead to debate and liveliness in the section. It feels a little dry in the comments without the debates that popped up around zir, at least to me, and that feeling also might be why some people aren’t posting. Or they’re worried about getting told off for causing something similar themselves. Just a thought.

(Ze and zir are gender neutral, I’ll probably comment with them a lot since I don’t know anyone here and that’s less likely to insult someone xD)

Lucyanne March 26, 2014, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #278136

Can people stop being so insensitive and stop asking them to post daily again? Veronica is under a lot of emotional stress (and she’s trying out a new art style which takes up more time) and SuitCase is trying to move to America where she is now. Besides, 3 days a week is still A LOT. Please stop being so greedy and instead respect that they’re going through a tough time and accept the fact that 2 less days of the week the comic won’t be updated.

vFOSSIL March 26, 2014, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #278137

@Jonas97face and @Lucyanne
No one is too scared to post their opinion here, it just was too much personal drama that didn´t have much to do with the comic itself anymore and that overshadowed the actual comic-/chapter/page-related comments and derailed them into a fight over personal opinions and interpretations that partly even got rather agressive about it (yeah i know, it was partly my fault too).

Tails March 26, 2014, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #278138

@Tails
“No one is too scared to post their opinion here”

Suitcase going explicitly after Lickit seemed less about calming the drama and more about simply setting an example, considering others also contributed to it greatly, including you.

So it thus came off as a quite biased action that only targeted one side of the arguments, hence the others’ “people are scared to post” comments.

Should’ve dealt it out equally instead, but that’s too late now.

Since now there’s a lingering feeling going on that if you make a comment that isn’t to the liking of the administrators, you get banned.
Even if it simply is a small opinion regarding the comic.

Digint March 26, 2014, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #278139

@Jonas97face @Lucyanne:

Its not just suitcase most of the time people get intimidated when the creator/co owner comments on “forums” or has to step in with something like this. And almost every-time he does there’s someone who pops up saying how afraid they were to comment etc because they thought they might get banned. I hope they do post though, you can only agree so many times.

And like you said they’re probably scared they might get told off for having a similar opinion but. That wasn’t the problem like he said it just derailed into personal attacks and wasn’t about the comic anymore. So this’ll be my last post about the whole thing

@Tails

Trust me there is always someone who gets intimidated by this kinda thing, even the arguments themselves once they got personal were intimidating. At least its hopefully cleared up for now, and we can just talk about the comic without attacking each other .

I was only scared to comment in the beginning not anymore. I just ignore people who are being rude

Samm-y March 26, 2014, 10:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #278140

I can see Rachel kissing paulo like that one time tess kissed him. She’s going to suffocate his face with hers. I’m not scared to comment. I get upset sometimes with the comments page but then I get over it.

Blue fox March 26, 2014, 10:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #278141

@Digint
yeah it can look intimidating sometimes, that is right, but it often only lasts for a rather short time and when enough time has gone they also start posting again.

@Samm-y
Ok, i´m sorry.

@Blue fox
aww that would be cute^^

Tails March 26, 2014, 10:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #278142

@suitcase
I just got really busy this week myself, though I did stop argueing with a few people who seem to think mentioning ‘dead mother’ at all is an act of sheer malicion, or an urge to hurt others. But like I said, I’m backing off outside of snark because…well, I don’t have much else to say. Still, I want to take some responsibility as I was part of the cause…even if a few people were less…savory than I tried to be.

Anyway I still love the comic, I just jumped in for the first time to defend Paulo and Daisy. Fiction or not it started taking a disturbing turn(Thanatos) Once I get some free time back I’ll a lot more detailed comments onto the story though, till then: keep up the excellent work.

Michael March 26, 2014, 11:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #278143

Well. I hope Paulo doesn’t screw anything up. This is so cute. I hope Rachel will kiss him during the next page upload.

I’m looking really forward for the next page upload :D

Jonas97face March 26, 2014, 11:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #278255

She looks so cute

JustSomeCritic March 28, 2014, 1:03 AM EST.

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