53. Another Shoulder, page posted 2/21/10

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Another Shoulder — Page 5
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I’ve always kind of liked the timing of this page, even though for some reason it feels relatively empty. Maybe it’s because it’s so empty and there’s lots of small panels.

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Comment ID #780

On second thought I guess I shaded with a very light green so there isn’t really any white spots at all, this pleases me.

Taeshi February 22, 2010, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #781

I love lucy’s facial expressions in this, very well done


Xetch February 22, 2010, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #782


He really is in a lose-lose situation, though, ‘cuz if he takes advantage, he’s a jerkmonster, and if he rejects her totally, he’s a monsterjerk.
And Paulo, as I recall, is not one to walk the subtle tightrope of emotional balance :P

Skyen February 22, 2010, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #783

It actually feels as though Paulo’s turning sort of into Mike… he seems like he’s getting a little tired of Lucy running to him for help.

SilverKitten February 22, 2010, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #784

Poke the teacup in panel one.

Gabriel Kaxbe February 22, 2010, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #785

Kaxbe: hahahahahahahhaa

He’s leaving it behind ;___; It does look like he’s poking it for no raisin though, pfff.

Taeshi February 22, 2010, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #786

What? Paulo loves to help Lucy, everything to get her attention!
Remember, he has kinda a crush on her (well, just because she is pretty and he is hungry of *******)
I think that the only one that noticed only now is Lucy. Her world woke to the real world.
And I’m not recognizing her. She is now so scary!

Ana (aka Knux-the-Killer) February 22, 2010, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #787

she msut be really desperate,cause going for advice to Paulo?!

seadogs123 February 22, 2010, 6:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #788

I love Paulo’s face in the last panel XD

d’awwwww poor lucy ;o;

EJ February 22, 2010, 7:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #789

Paulo won’t take advantage of her because he has Tess remeber. He will do the rigth thing.:)

Mezmo February 22, 2010, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #790

love the 13th panel~
…Where did the cup go in panel 14 though?
Also love the fact that they’re still kids but he gets her a tea or coffee or whatever is in the cup XP

Lisa February 22, 2010, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #791

Aww, Paulo is so cute I have such a soft spot for him! He may seem like a prev but I know he won’t take advantage of Lucy. He is not that kind of person when it comes to things like that!!!!

Oh and by the way AWESOME job on the comic! I wanted to comment on so many pages but it would have been a pain for you to go through all of them XD

Starberry115 February 22, 2010, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #792

Starberry: I wouldn’t have found it a pain at all, actually! I’ve had people who would go back on really old drawings and comment on them back at DeviantArt, and I absolutely love when that happens. It really is an honour.. so seriously, if you have things to say please don’t be shy! It’s not like it’s spamming, the comments would be different based on the pages published and I’d love to know more about the reader’s opinion~!

this is obviously me saying HELL YEAH COMMENTS. *Hit*

Taeshi February 22, 2010, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #793

Gomennasai ParroKuuuuuuuuuuuu~!! Chuuuuu~!!

Lindsay February 22, 2010, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #794

Tashie it seems every one is wanting to know where the cup went in the last panel and great job on the shadowing on lcuy in the third panel.

Mezmo February 22, 2010, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #795

She obviously dropped it as she pounced on him so it’s on the floor, rolled and spilled. Duh.

Taeshi February 22, 2010, 9:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #796

i’m surprised your comic isn’t in the top 10 list on some of those webcomic list sites yet, and in my opinion, if this was paulo the way he was before tessa, he probably would’ve been all ‘sexy time, very nice’ only thinking it in his head not to ruin the moment and get a beating from lucy

jmiles February 22, 2010, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #798

Jmiles: hohohohoho, why don’t we work to make that a reality~~??? Eh? Eh? EHHHH? *Punched in the throat*

Taeshi February 23, 2010, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #799

Oh now come on taeshi, don’t ruin the moment

Mezmo February 23, 2010, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #801

wierd, its seems the comment well has gone dry

Mezmo February 23, 2010, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #802

at least the floor isn’t dry anymore in paulo’s house, even if the comments have run dry

jmiles February 24, 2010, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #1672

Oh. Oh Lucy.

Moddy Auld March 17, 2010, 9:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #2774

We should work to make this 1 of the top 10 comics!

Loyal Reader April 6, 2010, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #5055

“my bad :p”. Paulo is my role model

Chimney April 17, 2010, 11:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #9597

emo emo emoo! emo emo emo! emo emo emo!

bored April 28, 2010, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #9598

i borrowed the tune from that dance where every1 makes a line and the music goes
dun-dun dun-dun dunn dun!

bored April 28, 2010, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #17294

i feel sad for lucy

T_T May 7, 2010, 5:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #19798

@Loyal Reader: To hell with “one of the top ten”, this should BE the top ten. This one page should count for all ten of the top ten!

Koren Korca May 10, 2010, 7:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #39022

-sniffle- Poor Lucy. ;n; I know it’s been said that PauloxLucy would never work out, but…still, I can’t help but support it. <3

Tsukaiz June 7, 2010, 12:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #59322

So heartwrenching… “It’ll never be the same again.”
Poor, poor, lucy.

Abram July 13, 2010, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #67916

holy cabbage lol cabbage

j the fourth July 31, 2010, 9:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #69657

Sad Lucy is sad… And that makes me sad…

Skykitsune August 4, 2010, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #83150


Ryan August 28, 2010, 6:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #87522

I’m starting to see i’m not alone in the PauloxLucy boat…
I have the feeling things won’t work out too. but hey! keep strong friends, keep strong! :3

Spiffy September 7, 2010, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #99472

Despite Paulo’s lack of respect for women, lately he’s been really kind. Stupid when it came to certain things, but kind. I just hope it works out. Well, there’s still 7 chapters left. I wonder what’ll happen.

Evan October 2, 2010, 10:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #105116

Lucy… Mike doesn’t hate you!

He’s defensive, frustrated, and worn out. (And it pains him so much to see how this hurts you!)

Love the facial expressions! You’ve always done a fabulous job with those. :)

TheNightRider October 13, 2010, 11:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #112154

Hey, TheNightRider, I kinda agree with you.
He is defensive, frustrated and worn out.

But not only of Lucy… He was always the only support to Lucy, he did so much, but now…
Tess, Sue, Daisy and Abbey all now think he’s a jerk. Everyone blames him for Lucy’s state. Let the guy love other! Lucy lost her boat for now.

Then… It’s not like he hates Lucy, not at all… but I don’t think he is now thinking of how this hurts her. Actually, if he does think, I bet he gets MORE frustrated and worn out.

I really think Mike is feeling like he is alone right now. Well, he has a girlfriend, that probably holds him strong.

Lyucs October 26, 2010, 8:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #128828

“I help you out.

Then I ram you. Rose?”

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #136231

this is actually making me cry XDD

Poketronex December 11, 2010, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #143374

lol. i finally get this page. I always was like WTF? why is she mad at him? and now.. XD wow i need to pay more attention god damn

DFA January 22, 2011, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #162562

Always Paulo in these situations…If he really wants to help her, he should kiss her or something. Do something to make her existence fell validated, because clearly Mike is making her feel like nothing. Worse than nothing.

Paulo, this is your chance. Be the one who can break Lucy of her shell. Be the one to turn help her get over her angst and depression. Be her high maintenance. This is what you were talking about with David during the vacation arc! Please, Paulo! :O

Lucy’s expressions here are heartbreaking. D’:

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #164702

Lyucs,dear,Shut up, :unsure: can go 2 hell.(ONLY unless he starts being NICE 2 Lucy :/ )*SPOILER ALERT!* No Spiffy!~ Thats where ur wrong, read the newer pages,Lucy likes Paulo, ALOT.Shes also REALLY JELOUS of a girl named Jasmine → :O (but i wont get into that now)…GO! Go read! Find out bout Jasmine!…u STILL HERE?! *sigh* Look, Jasmine is a nice girl,but i REALLY DONT LIKE HER…why?…CUZ IMMA CCRRRAAAZZYY PAULOXLUCY FAN!!! WHY JASMINE!? WWHHHHHHHHYYYYY!?!?~

Crazy PauloxLucy fan! June 1, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #167977

@Crazy PauloxLucy fan!

**** yeah! Glad I’m not the only one! :D

Though, to be honest, Jasmine isn’t a bad character. Not at all. Still, she gets in the way of PauloxLucy, so there’s her problem.

NintnedoSegaSonyGuy June 19, 2011, 4:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #170796

Pan. 11 gave me the thought of Awesome Face. For the next seven pages,thats all I could imagine them,with that EXACT facial expression.

Lionist July 5, 2011, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #176249

whoops? SERIOUSLY!?

ftu August 8, 2011, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #177542


TastedLikeCake August 18, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #178060

Paulo x Lucy! Yeah!

This Person August 20, 2011, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #179473

Lol Paulo b trllin

Redneck August 29, 2011, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #197039

Panel11 Paulotrollface.png

Datfro December 6, 2011, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #208206


Kitkat February 6, 2012, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #213148


nomoe28 April 1, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #225188

Whoops? 8-)

IBeMe August 10, 2012, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #226911

Lucy is lucky she has people who can help her. I didn’t. I couldn’t tell my parents cuz I can’t tell them that I liked a girl and I couldn’t tell any friends cuz people will tell the whole school and I’d be treated differently. So I have to keep it to myself except you guys cuz u don’t kno me. 3 *crying uncontrolably and trying to hide it*

Momiji September 1, 2012, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #228788

Panel#11 ya,nice one *******

@_@ September 17, 2012, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #257424

I like how goddamn cute Lucy looks in panel 8, artfully speaking, but it really hurts to see that meek, fragile side of her. :(

Kent August 22, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #280632

searched up ONEGAI KUDASAI PAUROKUN for translation and 2 bscb links came up…
ps: “whoops” classic paolo

Anon May 6, 2014, 7:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #284462

I feel bad for David Cuase i’ve been in a simler place

TemplarArchon_Hunter July 28, 2014, 4:22 PM EST.

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