81. Take Heart, page posted 3/26/14

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Oliver’s Commentary

It was really great to meet so many people in Boston this past weekend. Some really wonderful readers. However, if you’re more of a Seattle kind of person, come see us at Emerald City Comicon Friday–Sunday! All of our books, con-exclusive prints, and Vero will be sketching stuff all day.

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120 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #278144

May I say “Do not ruin PauloxLucy”?

HongKat March 26, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #278145

This comic is getting better and better

SplatterCandy March 26, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #278146

F***’in Daisy

Damage March 26, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #278147

AHHHH. So cute :love:. Don’t ruin it Paulo

Jonas97face March 26, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #278148

D’awww :)

Scatman March 26, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #278149

Rachel is the god damn cutest girl in this whole series.

TheHungryLlama March 26, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #278150

Good job, Daisy.

Keyblade Dragon March 26, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #278151

What have you done Daisy. ;-;

JasperCat March 26, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #278152

Ohhhhhhhh No.

Shani96 March 26, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #278153

aw rachel you are so cute.

and also a skank
but still cute.

Gabba March 26, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #278154


vFOSSIL March 26, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #278155

One day this lie will come back to bite your tail , but until that moment enjoy it the most.

Filias March 26, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #278156

This is freaking adorable.

And the more I see Rachel, the more I think that, in the sense of having people having the most mental control over themselves, she is one of the most mature people in the comic.

Deiser March 26, 2014, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #278157

Dammit Rachel why you have to be so adorable !!!!!

SeaRiver March 26, 2014, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #278158

Good for Rachael, she has her reasons and priorities straight, but she’s a loving character and that is why people like her personality.

Keyblade Dragon March 26, 2014, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #278159

oooooohhhhHHHHHHHH SNAP Daisy what have you done
This could be good… or bad. Pretty much depends on how Paulo feels about all this. Let’s hope it’s good.

TBlackfeet March 26, 2014, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #278160

Well that answered my question.

josh March 26, 2014, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #278161

Awwww, Daisy really knows how to return the favor to a friend. :D Hmm, my fan girl senses tingling.. Something tells me that the dude that Rachel was hanging out is just her friend and will say that she cares about him as a friend only.

Michelle March 26, 2014, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #278162

She really has more feelings for Paulo, just like i said all this time ^^

Tails March 26, 2014, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #278163

Suddenly I’m liking Rachael more now.
Also goddammit Daisy stahp

HeavenlySatanic March 26, 2014, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #278164

Damnit. I come here for the schadenfreude. NOW what do I do?

Cimmeris March 26, 2014, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #278165

DAISY -_- DIDN’T YOU LISTEN TO PAULO!? He Loves Lucy….. man she is so stupid -_-

Joseph March 26, 2014, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #278166

That means that the ”friends with benefits” thing was wrong. Yay. I also knew there was something more to the Paulo/Rachel relationship.

Wasn’t it @Lickit that said that Rachel only wants the ”friends with benefits” thing with Paulo? :question: If so then that was wrong

Jonas97face March 26, 2014, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #278167

Rachel, don’t you sink S.S. PauloxRachel for me :c goddamn you two are perfect for eachother

Yelikarts March 26, 2014, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #278168

Well it was partly wrong, they had a “Friends with benefits” thing, but not because rachel just wanted to have him for sex, but rather because of those 2 reasons she mentioned here, that confirmed my theory :D

Tails March 26, 2014, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #278169

I’m guessing that that guy’s gay

TheLazyCharmander March 26, 2014, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #278170

Rachael is such a mature person, Sue levels of ‘**** drama’ but at the same time all about thinking things through. She wants to be serious and settle down with someone (‘till then she’s fine with being a super-****-extraordinare) and while Paulo is a sweetheart she’s well aware he’s still hung up over Lucy and doesn’t wanna enter a relationship like that

Vega March 26, 2014, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #278171

I’m telling you guys he’s gay, said it before say it again

Kitmit March 26, 2014, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #278172

@vFossil Because Pauloxeveryone is best OTP.

Twiggy March 26, 2014, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #278173

Call me a cynic but with four pages left how do we think Paulo will balls this up

Chrisd765 March 26, 2014, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #278174

Makes me think. If this wasn’t a furry comic (for lack of a better word, I assure you), they would be together and be the best damn couple ever. Or just turn her into a cat. Please?
…I think I know what my next commission request will be.

AshuraAtsu March 26, 2014, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #278175

I’m still not seeing any kind of repercussions for Paulo hazing Abbey with the fact his mother is dead, nor Daisy receiving a wake-up call for passively standing there while the guy she had a thing for got mentally torn down or the fact it was her own fault she got in this mess.

This honestly seems like frivolous filler in comparison to those issues.

People keep saying “oh wait it’ll get better” but I’m not seeing even a hint of that :(

Ynsol March 26, 2014, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #278176


Gate-senpai March 26, 2014, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #278177

The maiden voyage of the Rachel x Paulo ship has been a success this could only have been possible by the collaboration and partnership of BcB international members and by viewers like you. Thank You

SeaRiver March 26, 2014, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #278178

I don’t know why, but I really like Rachel for Paulo. I think it’s because they have way more in common than Lucy has with Paulo. Plus, we all know that Lucy is going to get with Mike in the end, amirite?

Jewish Artisan March 26, 2014, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #278179

Lucy X Paulo shipper beware

And oh god Daisy left a message…thinking that Paulo is in love with rachael…oh this is going to go badly. And guys….you do know that a few chapters ago one of Taishi’s notes was that Rachael really does care for Paulo’s feelings and isnt just a sex buddy. Seriously though WHAT DID DAISY WRITE?! This is like the make-out room all over again, AHHHH!

still, this is pretty interesting on rachael’s part, sure she has her own ideas of sex but she still respects and cares for others feelings in a meaningful way. In honesty, shes the most mature out of this chapter.

Michael March 26, 2014, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #278180

Yup. That is right XD

Jonas97face March 26, 2014, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #278181

Daisy? What did you write……. I hope you didn’t get carried away or anything. Oh well, I guess we’ll know in due time. At least Rachel has her priorities straight.

And it looks like the guy Paulo was worried about might ALREADY be spoken for, so XD

Subaru March 26, 2014, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #278182

Rachel really is cute and sweet here. But now I’m wondering just what exactly Daisy wrote.

K March 26, 2014, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #278183

If the big cat is gay we need a mandatory scene of him hitting on Mike. XD

Triniking March 26, 2014, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #278184

Watch as paulo puts his foot in his mouth because he doesn’t know what was on the message.

shh no tears, only dreams March 26, 2014, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #278185

I really hope this works out for Rachel and Paulo. But we all know that as soon as it does Lucy is coming back.

seoq March 26, 2014, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #278186

Rachael wants a family of her own, but with Paulo she won’t be able to have a family. And she’s comparing this desire of hers (to have babies) to Paulo’s desire for Lucy…
now, if somebody would tell Rachael that Paulo didn’t write it? Wait for it, he gonna do it himself :/

KK March 26, 2014, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #278187

@ Tails hahaha. Me and supertails were talking about this yesterday morning. How Rachel loves paulo but paulo loves Lucy. Supertails thinks Rachel should look out for IRM. (incoming rejection missile). I think paulo is going to give it a try. This page here makes me think it all the more that Rachel is crazy for paulo and he will hopefully notice it and give her a chance. And it seems paulo was smart enough to realize what Daisy did. And he’s taking all the credit. That will probably bite him in the ***. And that Daisy winking at paulo is just to cute. Yes what about Matt? Gay? Relative? Using him to make paulo jealous? Really close friend?

Blue fox March 26, 2014, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #278188

Man I really cannot stand Rachel

halenahr March 26, 2014, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #278189

Calling it now. Matt ends up with David.

7 March 26, 2014, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #278190

hey could you guys one day come to Africa pleas would love to meet you guys in person

brighthart March 26, 2014, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #278191

@vFOSSIL: My thoughts exactly D; Way back in the start I shipped Paulo/Daisy and Mike/Lucy. After **** went down, I came around to Paulo/Lucy and started shipping it more intensely with like… oh I dunno, every single chapter. But Paulo/Jasmine was cute too, and I didn’t want to see Jasmine’s heart get broken! AND NOW PAULO/RACHEL IS GETTING TOO PERFECT TO HANDLE ARGGH IF ONLY LUCY WASN’T IN THE PICTURE AT ALL THERE WOULD BE NOTHING KEEPING ME FROM SHIPPING IT LIKE HELL.
a confused and conflicted shipper

Swift March 26, 2014, 2:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #278192

Daw… Who can’t love rachel and her happy emotions!
*ships both Rachel and Paulo*

Lyrix March 26, 2014, 3:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #278193

@Blue fox
Please send some greets to supertails from me :D
Also, i´m with you on that, i think that paulo would give it a try too….unless…if he thinks about what has happened between daisy and Abbey….i hope Paulo doesn´t make the same mistake that Daisy made with Abbey…..:(
But well, he and rachel are two complete other types than Abbey and Daisy (Rachel even behaved way more mature about the topic than Abbey did so far - another thing that i pointed out on some of the earlier pages of this chapter :P).

Tails March 26, 2014, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #278194

oh my god what did daisy write :unsure:

shadowed_butterfly March 26, 2014, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #278195

For some reason now I dislike Daisy, making Rachel think about going serious with Paulo! Nooooo my ship is sinking :’( (PauloxLucy ship sinking…)

Vanilla March 26, 2014, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #278196

D’awww. #^_^# So adorable.

rain March 26, 2014, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #278197

Rach is so short and cute, I could eat her up with a spoon <3

Elise March 26, 2014, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #278198


Random bystander March 26, 2014, 3:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #278199

Well, at least this mean’s we’ll get an answer. Bad question for characters, good for us.

peters March 26, 2014, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #278200

what if we find out the other cat dude (forget his name) is actually dating Lucys brother and thats why they hang out so much

~~ March 26, 2014, 3:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #278201

So Paulo is an obnoxious *** to everyone, brings up Abbey’s dead mom while trying to bully him back into being with Daisy, gets away with it scot free, doesn’t get called on his bs AND is seemingly getting the girl (even if she’s his bit on the side)? Sigh….I’ll be glad when the chapters don’t feature him so much. He’s really been draining my will to read on…

Dean March 26, 2014, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #278202

ah jeez don’t make a ‘lie revealed’ story I swear

anon March 26, 2014, 4:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #278203

He’s a main character, asshat. ****ing deal with it.

Calm Yer ****, Asshat March 26, 2014, 4:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #278204

Wait… What’s happened to @Lickit? He’s not started a fight with @Tails yet!

BladeMaster March 26, 2014, 4:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #278205

He can only comment once per page. So I guess its not that interesting to comment.

Jonas97face March 26, 2014, 4:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #278206

The fight is over and no one has won.

Tails March 26, 2014, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #278207

My ship is back on the surface! Rachel X Paulo for life.

Fluffy March 26, 2014, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #278208

Paulo finally got around to installing that filter between his brain and his mouth, xD

Guessing March 26, 2014, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #278209

I’m pretty sure that’s ______’s brother.

Janers March 26, 2014, 5:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #278210


While Dean has a deplorable way of saying it, Paulo has misbehaved and gotten rewarded for it. Such nonsense.

I find it hard to believe that Roseville’s most promiscuous fan of hit and run screwing has “fallen in love” with Paulo of all people! The way he’s been treating Rachel until this flower from Daisy, not to mention how he dates everyone but his “true love” Lucy. It’s surprising she even likes him, let alone fancies him enough to ignore her future desire of a family.

Poor deluded Rachel.

Nightshade March 26, 2014, 5:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #278211

@Nightshade no body know what Paulo really wants he seem to be making in effort to be by Rachel’s side and I’m happy for him. You really haven’t seen him get jealous that Rachel is hanging out with that boy which is pretty obvious, he has true feelings for her just that Lucy will always be his “first true love”

on the other note its how he is. He intends to have a bullying nature like someone else we all know. Its the only way he seem to get things across to people, so the way he acted was just him being honest and heartfelt.

clockmaker March 26, 2014, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #278212

Now you see Daisy thats nice and sweet but you make things complicated.

lov/hate/hurt March 26, 2014, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #278214


So smashing someone else’s self esteem by reminding them of the fact why they never had a normal childhood is just considered honest and heartfelt??

That doesn’t seem heartfelt at all, more like hateful behavior.

Problem is, Paulo either isn’t aware of how harming and hateful he is, or he plainly ignores it, and that’s why he needs a tough reality-check in that regard.

Clearly that one in the Museum didn’t get through to him after all, so that only emphasizes how much he REALLY needs it and how severely it must be.

He’s practically being rewarded for being a complete ******* to Abbey, and this honestly rustles my jimmies in all the wrong ways.

This chapter took a depressing turn by not addressing how wrong such actions are.

Biff March 26, 2014, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #278215

Aww Rachel is so adorable! I feel like she could lighten the mood any time! :love: Now I’m curious as to what Daisy wrote in place of Paulo. :P

ButterscottchFairyTale March 26, 2014, 7:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #278216


Rachel may like Paulo, but he’s proven to be an insufferable jerk, romantically and friend wise to everyone but Daisy.

From near strangling Mike, to bashing Abbey, to his treatment of Rachel. She may not want to be serious, but he is being conniving to want both her affections and Lucy’s. It would have been more respectful for him to have been honest about the rose sender so that rachel doesn’t get the wrong idea.

Nightshade March 26, 2014, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #278217

I find it interesting that Rachel wants a family of her own some day. That adds a lot of depth to her character, especially considering how young she is.

G-Esque March 26, 2014, 7:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #278218

50 bucks says that guy is gay.

Because I’m that guy.

Davey March 26, 2014, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #278219

Still a little disturbed that Paulo didn’t face any backlash so far over what he spouted at Abbey, so Mike 2.0 still stands

And I would say the rose Daisy sent to Rachel backfired, but I still have no idea about where Paulo thinks he stands between him and Rachel, and with him and Lucy (if she ever comes back in the near future)

Rachel, you know families can adopt right? I mean not every family has biological children if that’s what she was getting at.

David’s inquisitive face

Wonder what that guy thinks is so funny…

Anonymous01 March 26, 2014, 8:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #278220

@gabba - she’s not a “skank”. She’s a girl who enjoys casual sex and practices it safely, while making sure to be completely honest and clear with the person she does it with. She plans to settle down with one person someday, but til then she’s having fun, and it’s her choice.

Kay March 26, 2014, 8:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #278222


I do find it funny when anyone on this site claims to know the character’s sexual habits. Past Daisy and Abbey who once considered using condoms. For all we know Rachel targets cats so she can go condomless and bang into the night without fear of pregnancy.

Rachel could be extremely unsafe with her habits. She is a teen. Unless the author starts incorporating condoms or used wrappers into the bedroom scenes with Rachel or any other character, who knows?

Be aware that the “skank/dirty” stigma happens since people who share genitals with everyone have greater risk of STDs. Until accounts of STDs reverse, promiscuous people will not be praised or respected for their health risky behavior.

Take it as you will. Lots of sex with strangers is fun, but not at all safe behavior.

Sassy March 26, 2014, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #278223

I like the flower in Paulo’s hair.

gardnaeden March 26, 2014, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #278224

I want to point out that the lettering looks gorgeous in this style arc. The slightly varied tones pull you in, and such neat and good-looking handwriting!

Rachel’s come a long way since the Tess/Rachel/Jessica story, too.

@Sassy but it can be safe too! It just depends on how people go about it. Some people are very careful, I’m sure.

Ket March 26, 2014, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #278225

@pretty much everyone:

A bit late, but I think I can explain Paulo’s comment about Abbey’s mom.

Paulo’s mom left him and his dad when he was really young. So he grew up without a mother. His mom is pretty much dead to him: he never sees her, and hasn’t since he was a toddler (based on a Ask Roseville High book-exclusive question ;) ).
Also, Paulo likely knows nothing about what really happened to Abbey/his mom. Like Mike said once, Abbey doesn’t often tell the others about himself (http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c39/p6.html).
Thus, Paulo doesn’t know how hard Abbey had it, and probably thinks that their situations are quite similar.
Therefore, Paulo calls Abbey a crybaby for “whining about his mom”, because Paulo, doubtlessly having never grieved publicly, thinks Abbey should suck it up as he himself did.

Upon hearing the remark, Abbey does not want to retaliate for two reasons:
1. It would require him opening up and explaining his situation, which he does not want to do,
2. He is trying to follow his counseling and not become violent (like in Feline Filibuster).

This does not mean it wasn’t wrong for Paulo to say this. However, I hope to offer some insight into the thought process of the characters, and thus come to a better understanding. We all have to think before pointing fingers.

Taeshi, your amazing storyline can never be praised enough. Congratulations and thank you for it :)

Sambo March 26, 2014, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #278226


Well said! You made me giggle copiously :P

Sambo March 26, 2014, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #278227

Your explaination is interessting :3
(damn, i really should look up the book exclusive questions :( )

Tails March 26, 2014, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #278228

I think most of us do understand Paulo’s background with his nonexistent mother would make him unable to sympathize or empathize with Abbey, but you still have to stoop really low (or be really, really stupid) to speak ill of someone else’s deceased family that they actually cared about. Especially since it was so off kilter and unrelated to his relationship with Daisy (aside from Daisy allegedly being the only girl who will tolerate him and “love” him for it).

And yeah, Abbey wouldn’t want to express what his dead mother was really about, but he really shouldn’t need to since it wasn’t anyone’s-especially Paulo’s-business. And I think he was just more caught off guard from Paulo making a public spectacle of his relationship and family issues. Did you see the look in his eyes? They look like the life got sucked out of him. But I guess he’s ok and chilling it out with Daisy so it all works out in the end…somehow.

Anonymous01 March 26, 2014, 10:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #278229

And Rachel continues to be incredibly grounded in her thinking for a teenager. Kudos to you, girl.
I like how this is ever so gradually going the way of Another Plan. Because I ship BCB with its own super-secret maybecanons. :3

MigBird March 26, 2014, 10:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #278230

I totally ship RachelxPaulo now. #^_^#

Marissa March 26, 2014, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #278231



Wat March 27, 2014, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #278232

so…..so……chibi!!! :love: I absolutely love this new style XD

FlyingPotato March 27, 2014, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #278233

Holy **** dude…woah. :3

Asdf March 27, 2014, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #278235

So THAT’S what the “Secret Donation” was… 8-)

Everything is starting to stretch out too! :)

DylanC March 27, 2014, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #278236

I can not say how shocked I am that Paulo has not completely f**ked this up yet.
also, @Randombystander , David said absolutely nothing throughout this whole page. I blame your 20/70 vision.

Astarion March 27, 2014, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #278237

Rachel is a+ *tapdances* Paulo doesn’t deserve her *tapdances*

Bees? March 27, 2014, 9:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #278238

rachel needs to stOP BEING SO CUTE


Tom_atlus March 27, 2014, 9:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #278239

@ Tails yea I hope paulo doesn’t use Rachel till Lucy comes back. I would be most displeased with paulo. But Rachel is pretty smart and mature. As she just said she doesn’t want to just be friends with benefits she is looking for something serious. And with paulos little speech at her party she realized she would just be a place holder and didn’t want that. So she has been trying to ween her self off of him. But now Daisy comes along sending this unknown love message throwing things into cute chaos. It’s paulos move. Go with Rachel that’s here now that wants to get serious or wait for Lucy to return that may not even want to be with him. I’ll tell supertails you said hello.

Blue fox March 27, 2014, 11:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #278240

See Rachael’s thinking ahead so what was wrong with Abbey thinking ahead? But this is cute and funny regardless

Tealjoy March 27, 2014, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #278241

@Blue fox

Actually the comic says the exact opposite for Rachel. She still told Paulo she doesn’t want to be serious but this time gave him reasons why. She followed this up with confusion on her part because Paulo is hard to ignore.

In short, she wants to stay casual, but does like Paulo more than she intended to.

This doesn’t mean she wants to suddenly be serious with him. She just said the opposite, along with some solid reasons why Paulo isn’t her type to be serious with. Despite the Rachel X Paulo side non-canon work, I don’t know if real Rachel will overlook the babies bit or that Paulo is lusting after Lucy before her.

Sassy March 27, 2014, 11:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #278242

@Blue fox
i don´t think he would do that, he propably has learned a bit from the Daisy/Abbey thing too. Also, this could be a test for him to proove that his words towards Abbey (the ones about being happy in the now in a relationship) were true.

Tails March 27, 2014, 11:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #278243

@ Tails let us hope.
@ Sassy yes I can be a bit extreme sometimes. I guess she is saying paulo is a good choice she is interested in but she doesn’t want to come in between paulo and Lucy. And he’s not a dog so it would be kinda complicated. Which is why she was trying to ignore him?

Blue fox March 27, 2014, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #278244

I think Paulo and Rach make a good couple, they have a lot of history.
I remember in the past, Tess did something that got on Rach’s and Jess’ nerves, and they tried to get back at her through Paulo, who was a player at the time that ironically, got played by the both of them.
However, Rach was able to overcome her feelings of revenge and actually started to grow a fondness for Paulo who has often gone to Rach for comfort (often naked in her bed) when he was delirious with stress.
I think Paulo might also have some feelings for Rach that he tries to hide or ignore, since he seems to try and convince himself that he’s very gung-ho on a largely physical level about getting with Lucy.
I don’t know, I just get the sense that there is good chemistry between Paulo and Rach. Paulo, as many readers have mentioned, is a jerk more than not, but Rach can handle it and she can even cow (that means shame) Paulo, which is something I don’t think anyone else can do.
The thing between Paulo and Lucy is a highly, electrified voltage of intense, passionate feelings (especially on Paulo’s end, since Lucy just plays the cool, tragic part) that almost always results in physical attraction and little more than such.
Lucy needs to collect herself, before she hits such a low that she will willingly become a “free dinner” for any guy that’s willing to take her up on what’s most likely going to be a one-night stand. Paulo also needs to reevaluate his feelings and find out if he sees more in Lucy than just some hot bod he wants to bang really badly.

Blank On Purpose March 27, 2014, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #278245

“See Rachael’s thinking ahead so what was wrong with Abbey thinking ahead?”

Because some people find a adult being acting like a spoiled baby to be cute.

Jeld March 27, 2014, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #278246

@Blank On Purpose

Funny thing is, Lucy’s probably the only other person who’d be able to set Paulo straight when he’s about to go into ****** territory.
She has done so in the past, and also a little bit with Daisy.

It also seems like that Paulo has realized that he has more feelings for Lucy than “”I WANNA BANG HER!!”” and that those other feelings are quite strong.

But you are correct on the part that both Lucy and Paulo need to straighten out their emotions and get their senses in order.
Especially Lucy’s self esteem direly needs a complete overhaul after Mike went all demolition man on it.

Paulo MIGHT be able to help there, but that requires that he temporarily puts Lucy’s feelings and general mental well-being higher than his own for some time.

And judging by his actions in the past chapters, he clearly needs to sort out his own problems first before even attempting to do so.

Ghisler March 27, 2014, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #278247

I kind of still remain wondering if these are still Friendship roses and not love roses. Eather way, love the page :D

EvilKitty3 March 27, 2014, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #278248

Plor twist, that dude is Rachel’s brother. Dun-dun-duhhh~ :O

sonicWhip March 27, 2014, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #278249

Let me guess: the big guy is her relative somehow.

illeatyourself March 27, 2014, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #278252

HEY, I just started reading bittersweet candy bowl today and I … I LOVE IT!!!! I am going to be reading it from now often! I am in love! This is my story!! I hope you enjoy my side!!! #BITTERSWEET CANDY BOWL LOVER 86

lyana March 27, 2014, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #278253


Welcome! Have you read from the beginning?

kaminari683 March 27, 2014, 11:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #278254

@lyana : welcome to the comment section of bscb (it gets weird sometimes, so be warned. However, not all of us are crazy! ;) ) Hope you enjoy this epic comic of awesomeness!!

Las Palomas March 28, 2014, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #278256

Daisy. what.did.you.do.
That was my favorite pairing Furious Abbey

Doechi March 28, 2014, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #278257

I just wanna say. I really, really like how you did this thing with Paulo and Rachel. 8-D
I just really love how she understands the Lucy thing and how they’re friends and just…..
I really like this.

WellAlright March 28, 2014, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #278258

i want lucy back ;-;

LUCYYYYYY March 28, 2014, 4:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #278259

It’s kind of difficult to see you guys at the convention when, yknow…the convention’s sold out?

ScotchNovel March 28, 2014, 5:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #278260

oreo is her brother

Zedetta March 28, 2014, 7:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #278261

That’s right Rachel tell paulo there’s nothing going on between you and matt. Then make fun of him by saying how cute he is when he’s jealous and watch him squirm and blush. Then give him a kiss.

Blue fox March 28, 2014, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #278262

That’s actually what I’m expecting. He will ask about Matt but she will tell him that there was nothing between them. She find it even cuter that Paulo was jealous and will probably give him a nice kiss.

But Paulo might screw this up. :(

I’m hoping that he doesn’t. I believe in him.

Jonas97face March 28, 2014, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #278263

@Blue fox and @Jonas97face
that will be a really fun page :D

Tails March 28, 2014, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #278264

Only an hour and a half, I can’t wait!… I’m seriously obsessed.

modulusshift March 28, 2014, 10:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #278265

@Sambo @Anonymous01

I think the fact that his background is the way it is makes his actions MORE deplorable. He indeed can sympathize since he has only a father there with him. He knows the pain of a parent being gone, even if he tries to play it off it hurts him. At least in the back of his mind he knows he has a possibility of seeing his mother again Abbey does not. There is no excuse for him or his thought process, he is not 5 he’s 15 he wasn’t even decent enough pull them aside after class and say that nonsense. He says he did it for Daisy but in a way it seemed more like he was lashing out with jealousy, the way he looked when he saw them talking he still cares about her. I have a hard time liking him at this point because it doesn’t matter how nice or cute he is with girls he likes, the way he treats people he doesn’t like/need is disgusting.


I wonder how Rachael would feel about him if she knew what he had done/was really like? If shes so against bullies/jerks why does she “love” him? She saw him punch Mike and made him deal with it but its not clear how she feels about that kinda stuff. Does she like drama at all costs, or is she just attracted to jerky guys?

Samm-y March 28, 2014, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #278266

Hmmm, I think I ship Paulo with Lucy or Rachel, well, both is okay for me, Paulo suits them both, whoever Paulo gets together with(just Rachel and Lucy!,the others, I do not ship them!!)
I will support them! Paulo x Lucy or Paulo x Rachel! :)) (whatever will happen in the future)

Paulo_Fan March 28, 2014, 11:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #278354

Didn’t I tell you not to use those autogun’s on people? there made for movie aliens or invasion forces. Why? because they look awesome in movies! Now I need to call the flufflepuff medical team.

Michael March 29, 2014, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #278363

gotta love Rachel, even her closest friends will jokingly point out up front that when it comes to promiscuity she’s a total ****, but once you get to know the actual girl, she’s a very sweet loving woman that knows how to have safe sex and is comfortable going there with the people she chooses to.

in many ways she’s one of the most mature people in the entire series. has her head on straight, we’re not hearing anything about bad grades just yet, knows what she wants out of life and is willing to enjoy it to the fullest. quite frankly one of the most drama free characters here and a very well-balanced one. yeah, she’s made a few mistakes, but she’s owned all of them.

rick March 30, 2014, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #294212

This PauloXRachel couple will end up like just like PauloXJasmine I swear to god, I know Paulo’s no.1 is still Lucy, it has been proven in Ask Roseville High :)

HappyThyExceed February 19, 2015, 6:32 AM EST.

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