53. Another Shoulder, page posted 2/17/10

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Another Shoulder — Page 4
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Author commentary

Veronica: STOP

extra update time

I wanted to update the comic again one of these weeks because I wanted the chapter to end cleanly on a Friday even though cliffhanger-friday-timing wise some pages are a bit off. Oh well, can’t win them all!

You guys have been fantastic, I’ve really appreciated all the feedback so I wanted to treat you guys to pushing this chapter further! Who knows what went on with Mike, but obviously Lucy’s got a whole hell lot on her mind.

We want to email you some comics!

Join the thousands of BCB fans who look forward to an email of cat drama every Monday morning, and we’ll send you a dozen “Ships Ahoy” comic strips, and one every week after that!

We’ll send a link to the comics you missed, straight away.

Reader comments

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Comment ID #757

I could not care less about mike right now, honestly.

Xetch February 20, 2010, 3:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #758

Yayyy! Extra update time!

You’re doing so brilliantly with this Taeshi! Mannn, well done!

Alison February 20, 2010, 4:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #759

Asking help of Paulo? SHE MUST BE REALLY DESESPERATE!!! OMG!!!!

Ah, I’m just a bit surprised with Daisy’s meddling and stubborn manner. She caused the mess of the previous 2 pages and even didn’t realise that!

About Mike. Poor thing, honestly…..he just told the truth, Lucy’s personality is not the best one to resolve problems. Specially her obsession by him, annoys any people.

Find another dude, Lucy^^UUUU

Ana (aka Knux-the-Killer) February 20, 2010, 4:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #760

hmmmm that’s a shicker,but it’s finallt nice to know Lucy is willing to get help from her friends :]

seadogs123 February 20, 2010, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #761

Dude…Lucy, I feel ya guuuurl. FEEL YA.

Lindsay February 20, 2010, 11:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #762

Sandy better be worth this and yeah on the extra update and good job palo

Mezmo February 20, 2010, 12:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #763

Oh and by the way this a new one for Lucy i mean asking for help. Looks like Lucy is still learning more and more abut her self. Good job taeshi

Mezmo February 20, 2010, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #764


SereneHeaven February 20, 2010, 2:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #765

I love Paulo. He’s such a flexible character. A ******* when he feels like, a badass when needed, a shoulder to cry on.

Oh Paulo.

Lucy’s going through one of those ‘self realization’ moments isn’t she? Although Paulo looks a little exasperated on that last panel of him.

Agentwebdog February 20, 2010, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #766


Fan February 20, 2010, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #767

In contrast to the chapter you remake a bit ago, Mike’s turned into a real jerk.

I hope he gets what’s coming to him a hundred-fold >=/

Dark-dragon-rod February 20, 2010, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #774

Every body say thank you to tashei for the extra update!!!!!! Thaaaaano youuuuuu!!!!

Mezmo February 20, 2010, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #775

Let me say that with out the grammar mistake. Thaaaaaaank youuuuuu tashie!!!!!!!!! :)

Mezmo February 20, 2010, 11:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #776

Paulo is the nice guy in this story!

Helen February 21, 2010, 9:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #777

Yay Paulo! :D I hope he can sort poor Lucy out. Or at least make her feel better.

EJ February 21, 2010, 10:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #778

Extra, extra, read all about it~ Thank you for the pleasant surprise!

I love Paulo’s expression at the end; it immediately reminded me of chapter 45. Lucy coming to Paulo and he knows all about her “high maintenance” (quote, anyone? -fail-) problemo. Wha. I missed their little moments together.

amber February 21, 2010, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #779

It’s nice to see Lucy at least can put trust in someone other than Mike, but I hope this doesnt mean she’ll simply latch onto Paulo (though it doesnt feel like that’ll be the case yet)

I actually think Daisy is being quite nice, I mean her solution is far from being right but she has all the best intentions and its a good presentation of how her opinions have changed since “Confrontation”

jennytablina February 21, 2010, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #2412

“And though I’ll think of you, I guess, until the day I die,
I think I miss you less and less as every day goes by...”

Sweeny Todd soundtrack is good stuff for this kind of angst. :)

Solario the Visored April 2, 2010, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #2905

Paulo’s all like:

o_o huh

Then he’s like:

“Well, Crazy just walked in. *sigh* Right, then. Time to play therapist *rolls eyes*.”

waffle911 April 7, 2010, 8:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #6884

if its the qualities that mike shows that makes her want him yet she cant have him then she needs to look for those same qualities in someone she can have

Austin Smith April 21, 2010, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #7528

@Austin - she sees now that Paulo is the only choice left, at least in their group. She knows Paulo will help

Also I might know you in real life, last name is thomas

Kyle April 23, 2010, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #9596

my thoughts do that a LOT its maddening

bored April 28, 2010, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #66850

when i saw that last panel i thought…. SAD LOST KITTEN IN TEH RAIN awwwwwwwwwwwwww <3 (its not raining tho)

TheShadowMonster July 29, 2010, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #69654

Oh boy… Here we go again!

Skykitsune August 4, 2010, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #74422

Oh Lord, this page is spurring PauloxLucy shippers the world over. I can just hear them *squee*ing as I type this. haha

Rahe_chan August 13, 2010, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #87521

@Rahe_chan HOW DID YOU GUESS?? hohoho
well i’m purring. others are probably going “WAAAAA YESS YESSS”
or were… this update is old D: still need abit more catching up to do…


Spiffy September 7, 2010, 11:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #97255

Apparantly you have to try and distance yourself away from getting involved, because if you don’t, you become really depressed.

Luke September 28, 2010, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #98733

paulo has that oh god here we go again look.

tsuner October 1, 2010, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #105042

…. this reminds me of my own heartbrokes…

Luio October 13, 2010, 7:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #105873

dont u just hate it when lucy’s tail goes all of the sudden…u know what like in panel 5?

weeeee! October 15, 2010, 10:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #109834

I may be alone here, but as a guy, I think Mike is being fair. I mean, if would have lied, it would just be ignoring the problem.

Hipster October 23, 2010, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #116419

as a guy i dont think it fair. i feel realy bad for her

sir hawthorne November 1, 2010, 4:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #128827

Paulo’s so ****ing smooth. It’s unbearable.

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #130308

Why hate on Mike for telling the truth?

Dracain November 20, 2010, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #137722

why hate mike? what was he suppose to do? he doesnt like her, even less love her! she is a huge pain the rear!

but they are teen they dont know how to act yet, that is why they are there :P

awesome comic yet! ^^

Furrine December 20, 2010, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #141409

This one behaved more maturely in high school than many teachers when necessary. If age defined maturity, there wiuldn’t be so many stupid-acting people. Which there are. :/

Hoheh January 11, 2011, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #143268

Page needs some “DOOM” just above Lucy’s head.

Mike January 21, 2011, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #143421


TheShadowMonster January 23, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #150506

i see a emo face

doll March 6, 2011, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #152229

am luvin the 5/6th panel :)

ben.duffa-kover March 17, 2011, 7:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #162561

I love it when Lucy is remembering the things that Zach and Mike have said…It’s beautiful. This comic is one of the best things I’ve ever seen in my entire life. You are one of the most talented artists/storytellers in the world, Taeshi. I hope you know that. :)

Lucy goes to Paulo for help. My dream come true. :D :D :D :D :D

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 11:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #164154

okay, wow, this is alot like me and Tanner, when I told him, as you know, he turned me down. I told my friend after many begs of what happened. She stompted up to him and stole my catch phrase! “jerkity jerk jerk” and left him wondering what he did. hes an idiot

Wolfiesong and Sneppy May 29, 2011, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #164544


Britny May 31, 2011, 12:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #175011

@Britiny O_O

Bro-man July 31, 2011, 11:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #180648

OK, super sad emo Lucy makes me want to cry and/or hug her.

Of course, she’d kick my face in.

She should be glad anyone puts up with her at all.

Fruvous September 5, 2011, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #208629


SGRTC February 10, 2012, 6:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #212629

Yes!!!!!!!! Time 4 pauloxlucy sex!!!!

¡dA bUz! March 25, 2012, 4:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #213711

Lucy is realizing she has friends, finally.

Shiva April 5, 2012, 11:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #213712

Oh yeah, Mike, you’re a bitch.

Shiva April 5, 2012, 11:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #260262


Shadow September 25, 2013, 8:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #282472

Rereading these chapters is upsetting since i’m in this same situation. Ugh, it’ll be fine Lucy, your not alone bud.

REDEADED June 14, 2014, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #284460

I love the comic
I hate The Stupid ideot drama (drama that’s unestisary)
I love The art design
I hate the lack of combat
I love the past
I hate The past
I can’t deside is i like it or hate it :unsure:

TemplarArchon July 28, 2014, 4:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #284461

Btw Im changing my user name it TemplarArchon_Hunter Beacuase my sir name so im still TemplarArchon

TemplarArchon July 28, 2014, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #297465

Sighs* Paulo face……he is going like *god damnit what now*

sisy April 19, 2015, 9:49 PM EST.

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