AX, July 5–8

39. Rising Temperature, chapter posted 5/27/07

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Rising Temperature — Page 1
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Author commentary

Veronica: Hello and welcome to another installment! First off, sorry that it took so long to be made.. I have assignments to do and I need to start on huge projects that are due near the beginning of June.. so I’ve been doing about one page a day for Bittersweet.. fourteen pages, two weeks! Geddit? Well.. yeah. This also means that the next installment won’t be for a while.. so expect a bit of silence! Anyway.. onto the show!

Tess and Paulo are in lah-lah land when it comes to the prom. It’s tomorrow for them in Bittersweet time.. which’ll mean.. a long time for us. Next chapter will be the next day! Wahh!

Isn’t it terrible when you’re sometimes so distracted by something you like that you realize you have something really important due? I remember that happened to be once or twice in High School.. I assumed work wasn’t due because there was vacation or something special.. so yeah. Paulo is an upset camper. Enjoy your awkward silence.

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Reader comments

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Comment ID #4534

I take it he didn’t know about the essay…?

KSib April 15, 2010, 9:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #5043

Aren’t they always nude though?

Edgy April 17, 2010, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #5450

Uh,Edgy,have you noticed the fact that despite constant nudity,you never see man or lady parts?Also,I’m loving Tess right now,she’s got Paulo wrapped round her little finger!

Jay April 18, 2010, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #6836

ya agree wit gay jay

bored April 22, 2010, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #7708

Mike:”Being gay is okay Jay!”If you’re not,then sorry.

UNIT2960 April 23, 2010, 11:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #8733

I think the line was: “Being gay is O-Jay!”

MacGyver Adrian Caboose April 26, 2010, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #9122

im only makin fun cuz it rhyms

bored April 27, 2010, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #21655

Doesn’t he kinda already see her without clothes every day?

Cuddle Bear May 14, 2010, 9:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #29604

It’s the concept that when it comes to anthropomorphic animals, striding about nude is a-okay as long as man/lady parts aren’t on display (except for when they’re wearing specific clothing, but that’s a different story). So they can go around in nothing but fur and as long as nothing’s NSFW, it’s taken as not being nekkid.

Hannibal May 27, 2010, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #64301

BWAHAHA! Paulo… First you’re excited, then you remember the cursed essay…

Skykitsune July 26, 2010, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #67268

this has happened to me so many times… bad memories =_=’

muddkipz July 30, 2010, 6:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #79060

Aw, Paulo’s so cute in love X3 I still don’t like Tessa and wish he was with Lucy, but I just gotta hope for the future x_x

Sandra August 20, 2010, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #114093

Well it looks to me for the most part, Paulo is starting to REALLY learn to play his cards right!

And the essay, not a good sign if someone’s making a big deal out of it…

Sarge October 29, 2010, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #128553

Aw, kiddo. Oh well, that’s some great motive to finish that essay!

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 4:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #136182

i just misread the “prom dress” as “porn dress” o 3 o

Poketronex December 11, 2010, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #137278

Paulo’s oh sh- face is classic.

Hoheh December 18, 2010, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #143336

GEEZ GUYS. OBVIOUSLY Tess wears invisible pants! i thought that was obvious Mad Lucy

TheShadowMonster January 22, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #161903

PauloXLucy. I like Tess, but…

Also, why the hell is Mike trying to strangle Paulo at the end there. Was it because he was shouting loudly, or something?

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 18, 2011, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #204093

No its cuz Paulo said that Sandy was imanginary.

oh, and another thing, BWAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!! Paulo’s life and prom date is over.

NinjaMan1 January 1, 2012, 8:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #210023

Well he has Tess what else does he wants?!

ema February 21, 2012, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #220785

Panel 8: peace, traquility, quietly sipping juice

5 seconds later…


poor mike

Lol July 4, 2012, 4:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #244136

Dude, she’s ALREADY not wearing a dress. Why would it make a freaking difference?? :question:

NoName XD April 28, 2013, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #251779

Can’t tell if panel 17 is caused by the strangulation or the shock of the essay due tomorow or both

Seoq June 29, 2013, 6:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #294726

Really sad that Daisy left the group. She was my favorite and I could relate to her the most. I hope things work out 3 ;_;

Anna March 1, 2015, 11:06 PM EST.

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