Another Shoulder — Page 7
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Veronica: The panel that has them walking up the stairs was one of those panels that took me the longest to do out of all the other ones combined.. and I STILL completely struggled! Their faces look wonky, the angle is wonky, and I then realised how can Paulo’s father be not so financially well off when they have a TWO STORY HOUSE.

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Comment ID #839

aww i cant stand to see lucy like this (not busting somebody up as usual) and is this paulo’s true side we’re seeing here?

dibs February 26, 2010, 3:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #840

hmmmm I wonder what paulos first thought was when he saw lucy on his bed….someone should put her on anti-depressants

seadogs123 February 26, 2010, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #841

I figured a two-story house would be the cheapest since it’s less square footage.

SereneHeaven February 26, 2010, 8:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #842

I think that a two story house would be cheapest and the first panle looks great nothing looks wonk. :) :) :)

Mezmo February 26, 2010, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #843

Issa random bit of pink :O

Paulo’s trying so hard :’)

EJ February 26, 2010, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #844

Sexy time?????

Mezmo February 26, 2010, 9:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #845

paulo’s being sooo nice to lucy lately. it’s really unlike him!

cisne February 26, 2010, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #846


no seriously he’s like a different person ._.

RT118 February 26, 2010, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #847

cheerign her up, ok but what exactly does she want him to do?! D

Lisa February 26, 2010, 3:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #848

Her ****** obviously needs *****. “FILL” HER NEEDS PAULO!

Everyone knows women only ever get sad because they haven’t had enough ***** in their *******. Common knowledge!

Skyen February 26, 2010, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #849

Paulo is so cute when he is trying to do good!!!! I think he is acting the way he used to before he changed. But its kinda sad to see Lucy this way…

Starberry115 February 26, 2010, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #850

-sights shirt on floor-

Paulo has clothes?! =O


Faith February 26, 2010, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #851

In panel 13, Paulo looks so helpful and cute! aww

Alison February 26, 2010, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #852

Paulo is like huh in panel 14. I bet this is Paulo before he was bullied ” supposdely” by the guy with the scar.

Mezmo February 26, 2010, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #853

-zeros in on Lucy’s “huh?” blushing face-

Why must you torture me so, with the pairing I secretly ship? ;A;

amber February 26, 2010, 6:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #854

In the last panel Lucy is in, I know her face is mashed against the pillow, but it makes her look like she’s about to just throw up all over Paulo’s bed!

Paulo: More cheering up. Right.


Paulo: …. My… Bed… Those were… My only…. Semi… Clean….. Sheets…. T~T

Anon February 26, 2010, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #855

she even put herself on his bed, what more could a guy like paulo ask for? no paulo don’t go near the bed it’s a trap! now all we need is for tessa to walk in on paulo ‘cheering up’ lucy. if lucy was this desperate she should have just knocked mike out cold and tied him up to a bed already

jmiles February 26, 2010, 10:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #857

Only in mikes dreams, though he probably would wish it was Sandy as he wakes up.

Mezmo February 27, 2010, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #858

Clearly Mezmo is unaware of Sandy’s S&M tendency as exposed in the hidden hentai section on this website.

SuitCase February 27, 2010, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #859

Souppy seriously stop it or I am going to end you

(He’s just trying to rile everyone up, he’s a riler like that.

Sue is obviously the S&M character. *Slapped*)

Taeshi February 27, 2010, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #860


Xetch February 27, 2010, 5:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #862

Ha ha Lucy looks like she’s licking herself in panel four. :)

Ezmo February 27, 2010, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #863

Ezmo is mezmo my bad

Mezmo February 27, 2010, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #864

It’s funny how no one else mentioned the random spot of pink. I wonder what it was for? o.o

… Maybe no one else noticed it cause they were all focused on the “SEX” part. >>

NyanKoi February 27, 2010, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #865

…..Lucy is gonna kill herself…OO…

Ana (aka Knux-the-Killer) February 27, 2010, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #866


Carma February 27, 2010, 4:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #867

wow what i wasnt doing **** like this at 14 !!

thethethe February 27, 2010, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #868

I noticed thempimk spot but i think it symbolizes that the gamescare there and that thier a holy grail or somethingbof the sort.

Mezmo February 27, 2010, 7:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #869

Thempimk is supposed to be the pink spot.

Mezmo February 27, 2010, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #871

like daisy once said, be selfish, paulo

jmiles February 28, 2010, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #872

Yeah be selfish!!!!! Nah but really do the right thing Paulo. :)

Mezmo February 28, 2010, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #873

god if lucy and mike dont end uo together someone is gonna die!!!

Blaze February 28, 2010, 7:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #874

Nooooo. I want to see Sandy and Mike together

Mezmo February 28, 2010, 11:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #876

Disagreed. LucyxMike all the way (although my hopes for that are rapidly diminishing).

Grey February 28, 2010, 12:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #877

No. No no no no No! Just messing:)

Mezmo February 28, 2010, 12:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #878

I think I already know what’s going to happen next.T_T

A.M.L. February 28, 2010, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #879

I read your whole archives from the begining i love the story and how the artwork gradually got better. Don’t beat yourself up of how things look the story helps strengthen that part of it to me. Keep up the good work.

oneartform01 February 28, 2010, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #880

Cool another reader taeshi !!!

Mezmo February 28, 2010, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #1539

Dude… there’s a shitload of comments here. Oh and I never expected Paulo to be poor. Guess that explains why he can climb so well.

Kan March 15, 2010, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #1857

what a nice guy :,)

John March 22, 2010, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #2413

Lucy...on Paulo’s bed...

Didn’t see that one coming! :D

Solario the Visored April 2, 2010, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #2912

The pink spot… I kinda assumed it was the glow from the red LED alarm clock that he has by his bed.

Also, being from New Jersey, I kinda concluded that if Paulo’s dad was not financially well-off (or “poor” as he put it), it would not be unreasonable to assume that he either lived in a townhouse, a small two-story house on less than 1/8th of an acre of land in a relatively dense area, or in one of those multi-family houses that are three or four stories tall and one subunit could potentially take up two stories. Or, perhaps a duplex like the one I lived in as a small child!
New Jersey = highest overall population density per square mile in the U.S. or your money back!

waffle911 April 7, 2010, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #5200

I think most of us can see where this is going…

WOW geek April 17, 2010, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #7482

paulo is gunna have a tough time controlling himself

bored April 22, 2010, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #8562

Fight it Man >:|

Notorious_D April 25, 2010, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #9604

paulllooooo!!!! goodluck buddy 0.0

bored April 28, 2010, 2:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #26654

Everytime you post “Baaaaaw”, all I picture is Barry Badunde. ^^; n(( Facejacker ))

Diddums May 24, 2010, 5:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #40852

The thing that really bites me is this:
Mike and Sandy’s relationship is never gonna work out. I know it, whoever is reading this knows it, Taeshi knows it,… Mainly because she’s the author.
Mike’s going to end up just like Lucy, alone.
This reminds me of every break I have from school. None of my friends are around. Sigh

Kasey June 9, 2010, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #66856

lol catching chicks on the rebound. This cant end well D:

TheShadowMonster July 29, 2010, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #67917

don,t think that bed is clean

j the fourth July 31, 2010, 9:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #69133

J the 4th It is an apostrophe not a comma. (Damn my grammar) I thought Paulo did a **** when it went plop. ;)

Lake August 3, 2010, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #69660

Last panel = win to me.

Skykitsune August 4, 2010, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #82086

This sums up why girls and emotions are scary pretty well, actually.

fortunamajor August 26, 2010, 5:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #107306

I guess paulo hasn’t dealt with this for year after year, he doesn’t know what to do

meow :3 October 18, 2010, 10:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #112161

Paulo has been her hero????

Damnit, wasn’t it Mike that ALMOST DIED to save Lucy?
And he had to say he was SORRY for that!!??

This is so unfair. I’m frustrated for you, Michael.

Lyucs October 26, 2010, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #122159

He’s not god at this, isnt he?

Mind November 9, 2010, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #128830

She is ****ed up.

Paulo is not going to succeed. He’ll try and fail. Oh well.

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #138937

so lucy is counting in paulo wow

Davis December 26, 2010, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #139602

In Paulo’s mind-> “Duuude she’s on my beeeed.” =O

Firefly December 29, 2010, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #140182

Oh, man. Poor Paulo. It must be so hard to resist.

Jupi January 2, 2011, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #141047

wow i REALLY hate Micheal now }:( I hate seeing her like this

Dark Angel January 9, 2011, 3:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #143375

you seem to have a problem with drawing a room perspective right. :S

DFA January 22, 2011, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #143423

cuz bringing her to you bedroom is gonna help XD

TheShadowMonster January 23, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #152231

@ TheShadowMonster when tess finds out: double XD

ben.duffa-kover March 17, 2011, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #162565

Most people seem to be thinking that Paulo is the rebound. I’d have to disagree. Abbey was Daisy’s rebound, wasn’t he? Look how well things turned out for them. So there’s nothing to worry about.

Last Panel: You should’ve had Paulo get a nosebleed, lol. Lucy certainly isn’t making this easy by climbing onto his bed, is she? :O

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #163680

NO **** , thats not good D:

lov/hurt May 27, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #173860

Wuhooh, chances of Paulo breaking her are waaay too high now. I mean, look at all the perv thoughts he got so far.

TehLulzinator July 24, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #176990

anyone else notice that paulo looks like tails in panal 15

hydradon August 14, 2011, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #187668

Don’t even think about it.

Harris012 October 31, 2011, 4:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #236163

He would be financially not well off because they would barely be able to afford staying in the house and keeping everyone fed. I’m in the same situation. The only reason I have so many games and game consoles is because I love video games more than almost anything and my whole family as well as my friends know that.

I'll Eat Yourself January 8, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #252736

haha! Two pages? Two posts from me!
The staircase was exceptionally well done! The meaningful eyes! It’s really, this section of the story is just, it’s GOOD!
Shirt? As someone mentioned, they wear shirts?
The pink glow is the LED alarm clock, yup!
My house is 1 & 1/2 stories and it cost… 20K. A “second floor” is in no way an indication of value…
No that’s not a “typo”. I live in the “very poor” part of town in a “very run down” house. But it’s my home! For 15+ years now.

5Cats July 8, 2013, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #260263

Last panel = XD

Shadow September 25, 2013, 8:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #262215

SuitCase and Taeshi your comments are nearly better than the comic itself :love: XD

Sambo October 16, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

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