Pick Me Up — Page 4
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Veronica: One of my biggest regrets is that I never thought of the setting of Bittersweet.. I just always assumed they were kids in a quiet neighborhood, maybe middle-upper class.. big park in between many of them which is why they have so many escapades there. I never designed the park, nor the houses.. nor anything.. so now that I’m becoming more background-conscious, it’s biting me square in the ***.

Roseville’s also got far off mountains, hey.

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Comment ID #191

I love Paulo’s expressions on this page.

'Rixx December 9, 2009, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #2588

Well, their mindset is off in the mountains, anyway, even if they’re not physically. That’s right, a background can work metaphorically, too!

waffle911 April 4, 2010, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #10214

Bittersweet Canada!

Calvin April 29, 2010, 9:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #11674

@Calvin Bitter Sweet Cana…WTF!?! What the **** does that have to do with this?!

UNIT2960 May 1, 2010, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #25413

awww Paulo, being so sweet and caring

Silver May 22, 2010, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #67512

not much to comment

j the fourth July 30, 2010, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #71419

I feel bad for Paulo… It seems like he’s getting the short end of the stick an awful lot lately.


xLoveandLightningx August 7, 2010, 3:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #81001

Paulo is, underneath all his asshattery, a really good guy who gets shafted a retarded amount of the time. :( Poor thing.

Morgan August 24, 2010, 6:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #81392

@calvin more like nothern virgina.

HB August 25, 2010, 5:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #82178

From the shape of those speech bubbles I can only imagine how terrifying Lucy’s voice must have been xD Paulo has some guts.

I love the second-to-last panel where he silently makes up his mind to stay with her. “I MUST ACCEPT MY DESTINY.”

Skygaze August 26, 2010, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #87427

ooohh, background

Billi September 7, 2010, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #97150

@ HB has stolen my initials!

Luke September 28, 2010, 6:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #128778

Paulo’s great.

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 7:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #150721

Yeah! it’s like calgary, with the mountains in tha distance ^^

LoD90 March 7, 2011, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #161579

hey i live in calgary, don’t antagnise canada, its very decent and much safer than state,
btw not stereotypical canadians, they are werid, its multicultural here

pspreader May 17, 2011, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #162481

Oh, what’s this? Do I sense…LucyXPaulo? I do, don’t I?! HAHAHA! YES! :D

Paulo really is a good guy. You gotta give him that.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #168503

8-D guys! guys! you seriously need to listen to this song while reading this page - Taking back sunday- Since you’re gone- it’s one of their new songs (I think it fits the whole arc really)

Different Adam June 22, 2011, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #168663

To be honest, from the backgrounds, it seems to me like they live just outside Denver, with Maraschino being Denver.

Milos June 23, 2011, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #180006

+1 to Paulo for knowing when to stick things out to get a straight answer out of a girl to help them!

Anon September 1, 2011, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #180383

I am really impressed with how Paulo has progressed as a character.

He is really learning to follow his better instincts, and if anyone is not going to be phased by Lucy’s attitude, it’s him.

He speaks her language, so to speak.

Fruvous September 4, 2011, 3:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #180705

Rawr!, won’t show!,

Monti September 6, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #186970

Ye Godz….real tears

molly October 25, 2011, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #210245


damn pokemon references

Sairion February 23, 2012, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #223054

Good for you, Paulo! :)

Kisekiko July 18, 2012, 8:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #229576

Paulo I also love you so much! :D I donpt think I could ever put my favz in order

Ake October 1, 2012, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #232963

Lucy: not NOW Paulo…

BananaFight! November 18, 2012, 10:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #241733

I’ve just realised that paulo is just friggin’ nosy.

AnimeGenie March 26, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

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