114. Double Down, page posted 4/8/22

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Double Down — Page 51

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Veronica: Do you think Paulo’s the #1 crybaby in all of BCB? He must be, right? He cries so much! Emotions are always happening to the poor guy!

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Comment ID #20540

oh poor paulo omg what a disaster


Comment ID #20541

If only Paulo knew what Mike really did and why Lucy is acting this way I feel like he would have a much better understanding and needs to remember that he had plenty of chances to care for Lucy in the past but got so hung up on girls and having a huge crush on her that he didn't put the pieces together.

Ella Cromeens  

Comment ID #20542

When she was in the middle of her depression, you were more interested in making out with her. Paulo, for once in your life, just walk away.


Comment ID #20543

*reading the latest BCB webtoons* She literally did Paulo, then you went and slept with Jessica and Rachel lol

Emma Breslauer  

Comment ID #20544

Honestly though! It fully feels like looking back on it, Paulo is only ever All In on Lucy when he can't have her or he's with someone else. When she's actually there and interested he fools around elsewhere. Even when he went to the fair with her he was zoning out thinking about Daisy until he got a No from Lucy again. This boy just wants what he can't have.


Comment ID #20545

Yeah Paulo, you constantly sexualizing her for years and ignoring her consent is so telling


Comment ID #20546

What a wacky roller coaster this chapter is lmao

orgasm donor  

Comment ID #20547

Rip to this old ship of mine. You will be missed, but it was your time ??

Aussie Armstrong  

Comment ID #20548

Paulo is so adorable when crying lmao


Comment ID #20549

Do the neighbors not hear this???

Aesthete Noire  

Comment ID #20550


LadyDoll -  

Comment ID #20551


Airy Frith  

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Comment ID #20553

Lmao this kid keeps getting beaten TF up AAAA


Comment ID #20554

Rip to this old ship of mine. You will be missed, but it was your time 😔

Aussie Armstrong  

Comment ID #20555

My heart can’t take this 😭


Comment ID #20556

The only truth being spoken here is "I'm hurt". Ugh, these poor teens...

Ryuko DragonHalf  

Comment ID #20557

oh Paulo I love you but you've spent years exacerbating Lucy's insecurity that people only care about her for her looks. Augustus immediately rejecting her advances while still emphasizing how much he cares about her really did give her more reassurance than you ever have with the constant talk about what a hot piece of ass she is.


Comment ID #20558

I’ll never get over him getting mad at her when she came back and was hanging out with Augustus and he told her “I waited for you” like no you didn’t?? He immediately slept with Rachel after he found out she was gone, and that was after dating Jasmin. Yeah it’s shitty she would go to him after a fight with Mike, but he was always an actual friend to Daisy and David, even Mike, more than Lucy

Gabrielle R  

Comment ID #20559

Also, one of the first things he says to her after she comes back? Comments on her boob size. Like, dude, growth is good, but realize you've been problematic and caring about someone only gets you so far if your behavior isn't great.


Comment ID #20560

yeah end results of treating your crush like a piece of ass instead of a person who you genuinely care about


Comment ID #20561

Two teens who care are

Hurting instead.


Comment ID #20562

I don't think using the term "baby sitter" (the same way Mike did) is really helping this situation at all


Comment ID #20563

OAN this page ended very abruptly and it looks like Paulo is about to say something that crosses even more lined.


Comment ID #20564

Man we're in so deep that both sides are at fault but you really don't want either to be because we know deep down that both of them are good enough people and deserve happiness. We want to root for the best for both sides but can't get even get one. Nothing here could feel like a win.

If this isn't great character writing after all these years I don't know what is

Red Miso  

Comment ID #20565

Every time there's a fight about how nobody cares about Lucy, I always think of the same character. The character that's always been Lucy's friend no matter what. Who's supported her, tried to help her, defended her, been a good friend to her:

SUE!! Nobody ever brings it up but throughout the entire comic, Sue has done her best to be a good friend to Lucy. She deserves much more credit. Her name should be on Lucy's list of people who've helped her

Jonah Sanville (firelight_waltz)  

Comment ID #20566

I think whats more frustrating than Lucy clearly playing with Paulo’s feelings, is everyone in the comments just glossing over that. She said she didnt want paulo fawning over her. So when she FINALLY gets that and hes not interested. Shes upset shes not desired like before and uses that against him in an arguement. She is 100% playing with his feelings and is stepping far further across the line than he ever did.


Comment ID #20567

This!! Seriously, she has been playing with his feelings from the get go. He was always her back up whenever she needed to feel wanted. Yet would reject him every chance she got because she considers herself a terrible person. She was terrible! There is no lie that Lucy was a very toxic person. It isn't fair to her friends that she has such a negative opinion of them. She never really tried to reach out until things blew up in front of them and her friends had to ask at that point. Then she'd kinda just blow it over when they showed genuine concern for her. They aren't Mike's friends or Lucy's friends, they are all each other's friends! I know she's grown a lot but this is an aspect of her that she still needs to work on with her therapist. Her trust issues will be her downfall if she never learns to just be honest about her feelings in a positive, non aggressive way. Yes, Paulo did poke the bear, but his feeling for and about her as just as valid. These are two hot headed kids that need to work things out. She needs to stop being such a hypocrite. I'm sure if Augie were here, this convo would have been completely different.


Comment ID #20568

How is grabbing her without her consent not crossing a line? And constantly sexualizing her not crossing a line? HER BROTHERS ONLY KNOW HIM AS “Paulo who keeps grabbing my ass and harassing me” because that all he used to do in the beginning. The first time he started showing any sincerity in his feelings was right around when she started getting depressed and showing signs of being suicidal. basically only after Mike fully flat out rejected her. I don’t condone what she did but that last moment together wasn’t a “i like you let’s make out” that was a “make amends with people around me before i end it” it’s why she agreed to do Sues play, it’s why she made out with Paulo, hell it’s why she apologized to sandy and finished her and mikes project on her own. When someone hits that point they are trying to tie up as many loose ends. She was done. And him bringing that up was just a reminder of how deep she had fallen.

And as far as her friends:

Sue doesn’t do drama

Daisy was too obsessed with Mike to care

Paulo constantly sexualized her

David was too absent to care

Abbey and her rarely talked

And Mike was more concerned over his girlfriend being happy than trying to maintain any of his other relationships.

If Paulo loves her like he claimed he would’ve done the bare minimum and RESPECTED HER BOUNDARIES AND ASKED FOR CONSENT


Comment ID #20569

None of this is new info to Paulo though, he just didn't want to listen the first time. Lucy already explained all of this in the Ferris Wheel scene with the chapter where the went to the fair. She's only being a little shit now about it because he wouldn't drop the topic, stop grabbing at her, and started being disrespectful about Augustus. She wouldn't have had to bring it up again if he'd stop pushing her on stuff they've already hashed out before. She hasn't made any attempts to hit on him or jerk him around since that conversation at the fair.


Comment ID #20570

God: What!

Paulo: Smite her!

God: Okay.

Lucy: Eep!


Comment ID #20571

Paulo you're supposed to be digging yourself out of this mess, not digging yourself further in.

What are you doing stop you're going the WRONG WAY.


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