112. Fuel Economy, page posted 10/18/21

Page 9 of 12

Fuel Economy — Page 9

Author commentary

Veronica: The fact the first few panels are a parallel to “Guest of Honor” caused Souppy to double-take and assume Paulo is peeing into the locker. HE’S NOT PEEING INTO THE LOCKER, YOU GUYS. HE’S UNLOCKING THE LOCKER TO PICK UP HIS BOOK, OKAY. HE’S NOT COMPLETELY UTTERLY MIMICKING THAT SEQUENCE.

“Here to finish the job” makes me laugh, Paulo makes jokes about traumatic events to cope

Oliver: You remember the panel! You tell me I’m wrong!

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Comments from Patreon

Comment ID #18480

ARE WE FINALLY GETTING AN APOLOGY??

Frejya  

Comment ID #18481

PAULO IS MY FAVORITE NOW this is exactly how he should act I love him so much

Sircreepalot 2  

Comment ID #18482

Ksjkdslfjdskhfakdljf fucking smug-ass Paulo, at least he's acting awesome and approachable to Abbey! Lmao U CAN DO IT ABBEY time to put those social skills to good use!! I think things can work out for good now :3

Maybelle Conrad  

Comment ID #18483

HE'S SO CUTE very evil ??

prismabunny  

Comment ID #18484

he as in both of them actually lmao. I am just a big fan of the antics of this page

prismabunny  

Comment ID #18485

HE'S SO CUTE very evil 👍

prismabunny  

Comment ID #18486

This is flirting. I’m going to combust

James Fitzpatrick  

Comment ID #18487

YOU. You get it!!!

JHC  

Comment ID #18488

I don’t think I’ve actually actively shipped anything (like, I’ve been into certain pairings but I wouldn’t say I *shipped* them? Idk) until now but man, the sauce on this one

MissPlacemat  

Comment ID #18489

Paulo you flirty shit turn it down a notch

Fiver26  

Comment ID #18490

(This dude flirts a little bit with all of his friends and you cannot deny that)

Fiver26  

Comment ID #18491

Paulo is SO smug!! Gosh I love him haha

Eden  

Comment ID #18492

Loving these excellent paulo panels

ColorCrims0n  

Comment ID #18493

Paulo about to come in with that forgive and forget power. Gawd I hope he and Abbey can get a fresh start. I think them combining their views on stuff will make them both better people. Paulo can gain some respectful restraint/boundaries and Abbey can learn how to view things from more perspectives ❤️

Heimdal  

Comment ID #18494

It’s really comforting to see Abby’s evolution from a sexist jerk to a friendly neurotic. (Sexist as in thinking girls are in need of protection, not the cad sort.)

Ema Nekaf  

Comment ID #18495

Oh my godddd I love Paulo so much, so sassy

David B.  

Comment ID #18496

Abbey: Please stop staring at me like that, you’re scaring me.

Paulo: No.

Abbey: (gulp)

SCD  

Comment ID #18497

Aaaah I love this. I know Paulo is acting like a smug lil shit but I think if he really believes Abbey to be genuine, it's gunna be really sweet. Paulo is like the only emotionally mature child in the group and I love him

Bad Baphomet  

Comment ID #18498

Man that one was a while ago, but I can't imagine Paulo ever forgetting it.

Friosis  

Comment ID #18499

Ah, the unmitigated joy of having the moral high ground.

Steven Pope  

Comment ID #18500

Ew. I normally like Paulo but I don’t remember~ him ever apologising for that year or so of bullying Abbey, literally using him as a footstool in class. Boy, just ‘cause Abbey royally screwed up in attacking you doesn’t mean you have the unmitigated moral high ground.

I mean, it’s good for Abbey to be forced to be humbled in this situation. Just… Paulo’s reaction feels icky to me after he bullied the guy for a year or so. Maybe Abbey can trigger some character development on that.

Leroy Fontaine  

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