Story Summary: Starting Over, page posted 10/19/12

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Starting Over — Page 16
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Comment ID #231495

So they do have class. Well, that was an interesting choice. Secondly, does Rachel seem the slightest bit bi-polar? She seems to be causing more drama then they are. Still, David is by far the best way to ruin a relationship I’ve ever seen.
What’s that, you say? You want to break with someone? Well, “Ovaries!” and your problem is solved.
Lastly, in the last panel, is Jessica telling Rachel just to leave school and watch TV?
@ Taeshi’s_Description
I was under the impression that Lucy was Paulo’s true love. In which case, I suppose the statement is still accurate.

Nikita October 19, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #231496

God damnit dave.

Ardoasms5 October 19, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #231497

I love this chapter, if for no other reason than cementing Rachel as one of the funniest characters in the series. All angst aside, she’s really made this chapter pretty awesome.

Zorak October 19, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #231498

Surely that rachel is lovely

DrBomb October 19, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #231499

Drama queen!

Wow October 19, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #231500

lol, Jess is right on the dot on that last panel. Go watch TV. Drama. Go watch a movie. Drama. Go watch the news. Drama. Go read a web-comic. Drama. Go to school. Drama. Go to work. Drama. Live in the U.S. Drama. Be a human in this modern era. Drama. Put on your socks. Major drama.

Night Echos October 19, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #231501

I guess one of the advantages of being invisible to people would be that you never have to deal with this kind of Drama…

Peanut Braddle October 19, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #231503

Soap operas? Bittersweet Candy Bowl is no Soap Opera, I haven’t seen any evil twins, or convoluted murder schemes, or bad acting, or bad writing, or politics, wait, there was politics… Well none of them are having babies with no one knowing who the father is!

The Real Lee October 19, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #231506

TRAITOR, David! Now Paulo has his “little sister” in his head. How dare you coerce him into incest!

Lo October 19, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #231508

There’s a question. Who does Paulo like more? Lucy or Daisy?

I’d actually forgotten about that chapter when David planted said thought into his head. And this just reminded me of how Paulo helped Daisy win votes by going around and threatening every guy he could find and get his hands on to vote for her.

First time we saw things might be weird with Jazz… but then everyone sorta moved on after the elections were over and all.

DiDi October 19, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #231510

Phew points make here, first: could this mean that the pairing daisy&paulo could actuly happen, second: does that also paulo&tess is comepletely never going happen again, third: rachel seems too realy injoy drama, my kind of girl

:p=totaly hit that

lov/hate/hurt October 19, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #231515

Well, Paulo, considering Tess’ family has enough money to buy your entire life, I would say she’s got places to go when she graduates, and probably won’t have much time to spend with you, if she has any at all.

So the “I can’t date you because I’m graduating” excuse might just be a very good one, in her case.

Ziggy October 19, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #231517

Drama dramaaaa. I don’t blame him though, that is pretty **** confusing stuff.

Skorzney October 19, 2012, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #231519

Sheesh, Rachel, always saying something that makes everyone feel awkward….

Frodomann1 October 19, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #231521

Paulo’s life is like the exact opposite of a Jay-Z song: he’s got 99 problems and every single one of them is about a girl.

Catalyst October 19, 2012, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #231522

“They’re just dripping with dramaaa!”
And yet, this is a million times better than any soap opera. Screw Downtown Abbey, let’s have Downtown Abbey!
If someone’s going to kill me for that horrible play on words, please do after I finish doing my stuff in camera comp tomorrow… :x

Neospector October 19, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #231525

Omg! I love Ship Tease with Daisy& Paulo. :love:

Cassandra October 19, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #231528

THE COMMENT SECTION IS BACK! HUZZAH AND MERRYMENT! Also, I need to find that picture of Rachel endorsing Cat Dicks

kdebones October 19, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #231529

Rachel needs to watch some Degrassi, it’s full of teen drama

@ Taeshi: its funny that you commented on the blue pages, cause I thought i was losing my mind or that I someone put acid in my drink

sen October 19, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #231533

I fooped, sorry

kdebones October 19, 2012, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #231536

I just realized why I like Tess and Jess and Sandy so much more than Lucy (besides getting nitpicky with personality flaws for each character….)

Sandy has bangs! Lucy has like no hair on her head. I mean I know shes a cat, but it cuts in on the feminine air. Makes her seem less like a girl. (Which I know she’s all tomboy, but she could use some bangs. Or at least a little lock of hair over one eye…..)

Frodomann1 October 19, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #231538

This page was really funny. I remember reading this and going all like *gasp*! Paulo x Daisy?! But it didn’t last :,(

Timni October 19, 2012, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #231539

Ok ,paulo obviously has someunsetteld fealings,ok should paulo stay with jazz,or should he see how far ship Of pauloXDaisy ,becouse I’M NOT WITH PAULO DRAMA

:D October 19, 2012, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #231540

I feel really sorry for him… :(

Angel October 19, 2012, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #231541

Not hating on Jessica or Rachel, but Paulo needs to be venting this out on some one in his friend circle that he can TRUST, as opposed to telling these ppl who will eventually make him feel like **** after they bang him.

lets see Paulo’s options:
Abbey - calls him fruitcake, don’t think abbey would listen, as Paulo and him are kind of on the rocks
Mike - Paulo wouldn’t, even though of all people i would want mike to help paulo
Daisy - nooooo
Lucy - deaf/no
David - wouldn’t listen
Tess - nooo

Who ARE Paulo’s genuine friends?

foreveryoung5 October 19, 2012, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #231544

Yes dripping with drama.

Fluffy October 19, 2012, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #231546

And that is a bullseye for Miss Rachel!
But if she loves soap operas she must be thrilled by the chance to join this one! Tons of drama for everyone, yay! :P

Cavara October 19, 2012, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #231554


if i understand this correctly … this is still before they bang him.
Actually just random people asking a few questions he’s answering straight.
And Rachel seems to genuinely like him.

besides David would listen. The question is wheter his advice will actually help.

Zarylo October 19, 2012, 4:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #231556

Oh man, I love Rachel :D

Subaru October 19, 2012, 5:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #231557

Why is Rachel so ridiculously adorable?!

Sandz890 October 19, 2012, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #231558

Seems like Rachel doesn’t hate Tess THAT much, she just wanted a excuse to ride Paulo into the sunset.
Meanwhile Jess is mad at Tess for something she’s partially guilty of herself.

And it would be wiser to consult a magic 8-ball for advice than David.

Revo October 19, 2012, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #231559

Posted image

Zero October 19, 2012, 6:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #231560

I just love Rachel in panel 7 XD
I don’t think Paulo though is very appreciative of that suggestion though :P

Meh October 19, 2012, 6:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #231561

of course. TV always fixes EVERYTHING!!!!! ;)

FluffyBrony14 October 19, 2012, 6:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #231562

I love you, Rachey. <3

Jessica U. Ingmann October 19, 2012, 6:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #231563

Awww Paulo needs to be with Lucy :(

Why you askin? October 19, 2012, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #231564

I THOUGHT the pages weren’t blue before…I wasn’t going to say something but I wasn’t sure if it was just me.

I like the blue better.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy October 19, 2012, 7:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #231565

@DiDi It really depends cuz Paulo loves Lucy and Daisy in completely different ways…

Redsilence October 19, 2012, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #231566

I have a author question actually, Mrs. Vera. Did you plan this whole stage out when you were a teen making this comic? Or did you just wing it?

Casshern October 19, 2012, 9:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #231567

Jeez Rachel, drama fetish much? :/

Shoryuken ya FACE!!! October 19, 2012, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #231568

Rachael is a drama vampire. The more angst she consumes the more powerful she becomes! ;)

Kai October 19, 2012, 10:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #231569

Halfway to go. Yes, yes there is drama with them. Teenagers, there full of drama because they can’t think they’re so mature enough to handle relationships very well. Well, its not that easy now is it?

Starkeyblade October 19, 2012, 10:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #231570

Juicy, juicy drama

7 October 19, 2012, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #231571

Awww, I really wish paulo and tess had dated. I mean, high school relationships don’t usually pan out much, so why would it be so bad to have one year of happiness together? It would be heartbreaking when she leaves and everything, but as they say, “it is better to have loved, and lost, then to never have loved at all”.

SynthyK October 19, 2012, 11:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #231573

plz marry me Rachel :love:

iluvsushi October 19, 2012, 11:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #231574

Whats the matter pauol you hit on girls all the time then wen one hits on you you turn tail and run. Wuuuuuuuuuuuus!

Blue fox October 19, 2012, 12:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #231580

Damn, Paulo. He’s got so much more romantic confusion going on than anyone else yest still manages to hold himself together the best.

I don’t think he should be in any relationships right now, though. He needs to figure out who he really has feelings for- who means the most to him- and stick with that. Otherwise, even if his intentions are good, he’s only going to end up hurting the girl he’s with when he suddenly realizes who he wants.

It’s not fair if you’re devoting yourself to someone and their heart is with someone else.

Rii October 19, 2012, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #231582

And @BlueFox

Paulo likes to be the flirter, not the flirtee.

Rii October 19, 2012, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #231596

It’s Downton Abbey, not Downtown Abbey. And you said “Screw Downtown Abbey, let’s have Downtown Abbey!” …You didn’t change the name, you just pointed out that “Abbey” was in it. It’s like saying “Michelangelo’s famous statue sucks! Screw David, let’s have David!” Maybe you should say “Screw Downton Abbey— BCB’s Abbey is much better!”

GUEST October 19, 2012, 7:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #231597

Sometimes I feel I’m the only one that just. Doesn’t like Lucy all that much. :|

Oh Rach, you’re the best.

Also I hate seeing Paulo like this. Poor guy, he really seems like bottling up a lot of sad feelings and having no one to actually talk to. Reminds me of Augustus, in a way. I’m really glad Jazz is going to show up on his life!

Also I suddenly got reminded of McCain. When was the last time we’ve seen him??

Waste of Time October 19, 2012, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #231598

Ahh yes, with this comic, if its not absolutely hilarous comedy, its ball-your-eyes-out drama =)

Vloggmus Prime October 19, 2012, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #231599

@GUEST You clearly do not understand the way of the pun, young grasshopper.

James October 19, 2012, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #231601

I was wondering about the blue color o_O. I thought that my computer was glitching or something because the blue color made it look like I had highlighted all the pages with my mouse. But I realized the color was just different.

Justmyopinion October 19, 2012, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #231602

Ikuto is now Tails
Poor poor Paulo…man im bout in the same boat with him…poor wittle guy…

Tails October 19, 2012, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #231603

@Rii he’s still a wuuuuuus whith a heart of gold 8-).

Blue fox October 19, 2012, 10:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #231607

Anybody else get the impression that if Jess hadn’t been standing there, we might actually have PauloxRachel instead of PauloxJasmine? He is kinda instinctively opening up to her, implying a pretty basic level of trust, and she does seem interested in him external to her love of drama. Granted, I think she’s more into him as a cute boytoy than a serious relationship, but who knows?

Coyote October 19, 2012, 11:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #231608

Dude, you just made my day.

Excellent comic. It’s nice to have a light hearted comic from all the drama. Nice coloring btw. Been a while since you’ve done this style of coloring hasn’t it? If you want to change things up might I suggest doing each page in a different color if it’s not too much work. Didn’t you do that a while back? I don’t remember to be honest.

Legion October 19, 2012, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #231610

“…just DRIPPING with Dramaa!!” made. my. night.

Raska October 20, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #231613

Rachael: “SOOOOOOOO much drama, I think I’m gonna die of sadness ;_;

( dies on the 20th of October 2012) :P

Da One October 20, 2012, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #231616

“Still…keeping your place…
take a break..if you want..”

I am so sorry, Daisy ;_;

RainingSunshine October 20, 2012, 7:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #231617

Its like she’s a troll; she needs her fix of drama

paulosawesome October 20, 2012, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #231618

Oh snap!!! I finally caught up!! Ive been reading this for awhile now ive finally caught up!!! :D

foxwhisker October 20, 2012, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #231620 df8060a464851b5798299c129c219d53.png?1350770574
I found this funny.
Paulo’s true love…

luluthe42nd October 20, 2012, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #231630

BCB is dripping with drama. That statement is very accurate!

Rusco Istar October 20, 2012, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #231635

@Rachel: We just can’t get enough of the awesome drama let’s go find some more :P

supertails19 October 20, 2012, 9:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #231641

How did Paulo never realize that Rachel had a thing for him? Silly thing.

B/k October 21, 2012, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #231652

lol, the drama rises higher and higher, what happens when it reaches its peak?

Aries October 21, 2012, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #231653


Aries October 21, 2012, 6:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #231654

*AHHHHH* that horrible moment when you’ve read the entire archive and now have to wait for more cattery goodness… took a moment to fit this into the (now slightly disjointed) timeline, but we’re all sorted now :)

The watercolors look brilliant, btw :) <3

Aethir October 21, 2012, 7:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #231655

It grows higher and higher ‘till someone kills them self… Lets hope that dosent happen :question:

MrShadow October 21, 2012, 9:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #231656

Rachel you overdramatic *******. Go watch a soap opera

EverSoSlightly October 21, 2012, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #231659

I love Paulo’s Hobbes tail in panel 7.

Locho Lol October 21, 2012, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #231661

lol Dont worry paulo u can still nail racheal a chapter later. Missed out though with her throwing her self at u. Racheal loves drama and orgys i get that but loving drama i kinda don’t get only because of what happend with her and tess. On a final note at the bottom of the post a comment it says who’s this and i’m looking a mike. If i write jerkface do i win a prize? lol :smirk:

JustsomeCritic October 21, 2012, 2:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #232251

Yeah, Jessica right. Watch TV for that, or a book.

INTENSE READER November 3, 2012, 11:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #241989

Jessica’s eyes~

Faye March 30, 2013, 2:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #286468

Wow, this page is a lot weirder once you read up to current content…

daft_inquisitor September 9, 2014, 12:25 PM EST.

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