48. Pick Me Up, chapter posted 3/31/09

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Pick Me Up — Page 8
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Author commentary

Veronica: I seem to have a habit in this chapter where I make the last panel a huge pile of nothing. :( Even if this chapter is mainly dialogue, I should at least make an effort to make the setting believable! On this page, you don’t know where they are (right outside Lucy’s house).. at the time of shading I assumed I established the setting in previous pages, but pages should really stand on their own, man.

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Reader comments

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Comment ID #4749

Emh… I kinda liked the ‘void’ at the ends… I was actually reading a bit deeper on it, knowing I might be wrong <.

Shen Hibiki April 16, 2010, 7:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #5307

Wah! The purple in that last panel wobbles when I scroll the screen down! X_x Seriously trippy.

P.S. You’re much too hard on yourself sometimes, you know? :) Own worst critic and all that.

ravengal April 18, 2010, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #9545

we love taesh too much to critic her work

bored April 28, 2010, 5:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #23966

Swallow the pride…

Cuddle Bear May 19, 2010, 4:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #30356

I think that the voids at the end make sh*t seem deep or something.

Hannibal May 28, 2010, 10:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #35434

I tend to agree with the comments here re: the last panel’s being filled with void-ness. Someone else could probably say this better, but having a large panel dedicated to one line gives that line more emphasis (in this case, rightly so!). A smaller last panel would detract from the line’s impact.

EDIT: I just noticed that the layered shading of the last panel gets darker in the direction opposite the way Lucy is looking. Either that’s a sunset (in which case, nice job!) or it’s symbolism.
Long comment is long, sorry!

Mick G. June 2, 2010, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #39883

At first I was gonna compare Zach and Paulo’s bluntness, but after that last panel, all I can say is Paulo is probably wrong about Mike’s feelings for Lucy, and his words are likely to come back to bite him later.

Rock Kenaro June 8, 2010, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #67517

now last panel tails twin brother

j the fourth July 30, 2010, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #69250

Hehe, this is getting good. And pretty funny too!

Skykitsune August 3, 2010, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #71429

Paulo in panel 8 is adorable.

xLoveandLightningx August 7, 2010, 4:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #72329

Lucy… a drama queen?.. omg where am I? x3

Leonmaster August 9, 2010, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #80916

I like the last panels, Because they are plainer they let the reader take all the emotions in without the being visually overwhelmed. The last panels are like rest points so we can all let things sink in.

Manwithnoname August 24, 2010, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #99371

Aah, Paulo. You and your bones ^^ May you never change ;)

PotatoMuffin October 2, 2010, 10:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #102201

This page is excellent. Life is good.

narwhalgrl October 8, 2010, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #128782

I like your final panels.

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 7:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #137103

I SEE IT AS WELL! there nice black voids atleast

sincerly, the wii anonymous who likes blackness

anonymous December 17, 2010, 8:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #137712

you boys grew so much in the last ”year”! its cool ^^

Furrine December 21, 2010, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #139936

Hah! Finally someone said it!

erichan December 31, 2010, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #141093

hmmmm *imaging something*
lucy: I’ll say sorry if you kill someone
Mike: 0.0 *pulls knife out of nowhere and stabs man passing by* now?
Lucy: Im sorry
Mike: XP

Jacob January 9, 2011, 10:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #151689

I actually went back to notice those voids and went lol. 8-D

ben.duffa-kover March 14, 2011, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #156956

I just realised how tall Paulo is now :)

Caitlin April 15, 2011, 4:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #162485

Panel 2: It’s all screwed up. Is his torso as big as a tree, or something? Jesus…

Other than that, this is bliss. Pure bliss. Nothing but old-fashioned interaction from my two favorite characters. :)

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #167432

Really Lucy? You cant friggin’ say you’re sorry? No wonder Mike hates you.

Ven June 16, 2011, 5:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #177278

I love how in this episode the crew seems to take Lucy as any other character. Feels like everyone is stressed.

Maybe has to do with being close to McCain too long C:

jackkuro August 17, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #180388

And now he’s back on track.

That’s a damned good question, Paulo.

I am dying to hear her answer.

Fruvous September 4, 2011, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #181582

Paulo: “you’re such a drama queen.”
Lucy: “you’re not supposed to say that!”
Ahhh, Paulo. You’re strange honesty & courage will never cease to amaze.
Go McCain!

Camolotthe23 September 12, 2011, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #187412

Ah, now seeing this page follow on I can see Paulo’s blunt wisdom- very in character! Still, it didn’t seem to make sense for him to get angry at Mike. Glad he’s being level with Lucy though- everyone treats her with way more patience and respect than she’s ever earned from them, it’s ncie for her to start seeing that.

Roxor October 28, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #213666

Woah, he is tall and woah, she is short……Or at least in comparison

FairyTalegurl April 5, 2012, 10:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #213702

He’s so condescending in that last panel

Shiva April 6, 2012, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #216267

Holy crap, Paulo became nice, tactful and understanding all at once.

Kuro May 11, 2012, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #235161

While re-reading this chapter… It happened… After all this years of being a MikexLucy fan Paulo got on my soft side and I’m screaming “OMGPaulo you are so cute!!!” When I should be asleep! D: Just now… I have became officially a PauloxLucy fan although I am starting to think all pairings involving Lucy are doomed to fail :’(

Vanilla January 2, 2013, 4:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #260239

Love the faces on this page

Shadow September 25, 2013, 7:58 AM EST.

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