53. Another Shoulder, page posted 3/4/10

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Another Shoulder — Page 9

Author commentary

Veronica: Fun fact: I was actually planning to make Paulo really ruthless with Lucy in the original script because I thought it would be “out of character” for him to be nice, but Souppy thought that Paulo would be a nice guy if someone really did come desperate for his help. Which is true! So it’s funny that I was initially gonna stereotype him or something. He was a little meaner in “Pick me up” but that should be natural because Lucy wasn’t really going crazy.

In other news Souppy wants me to paste this from my DA journal that is coming up soon! No pressure on any of you guys, and much love to Blaze for all your help! Seriously, thanks for your promotion ;___; I honestly appreciate it and I wish I could do more..:

It would help if I got 3 or 4 reviews on the BCB Webcomic List page. It would be great if anybody could review me on it, good or bad - you need to sign up I think but it’s not very hard to do. It might help get the ranking up if you click the link through this page, too!

Additionally, less important but equally cool would be if I got one or two reviews on the BCB Webcomicz page. It’s not as important as TWCL (above), but I plan on trying them out for ads and if someone other than me describes what the comic is about, it probably will seem more appealing!

Too much work? Both of those require typing, but these don’t - try voting for BCB on Top Webcomics, voting for it on Webcomicz (look under actions on the right sidebar), or joining Webcomicz as a user and faving it. These aren’t super great ways of promoting the comic but they help - kind of like “free” banner display, in Top Webcomics’ case, for instance. But the reviews would be lovely!

A preview of the upcoming BCB page.

Reader comments

Comment ID #926

Paulo has always been one of my favorite characters…

Also, voted.

Gabriel Kaxbe March 3, 2010, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #927

Man, you are never gonna make them have sex, are you?

No no! Don’t try to appease me, it’s too late now. My dreams are broken, and I shall take my leave, a shattered husk of a man as I am. Do not seek me out, for you shall never find me where I am going.

You’ll still be updating friday, right?

Skyen March 3, 2010, 4:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #928

Whoa hold on eh second Gabriel… Why have liked paulo alll this time?

This side of paulo i like, but his normal is not the kind of characteristics
I like in my favorite character :-/

I don't hate you March 3, 2010, 7:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #929

Oh yea and i voted too :D

Ps. also voted for applesauce being the best foood ever :-}

I don't hate you March 3, 2010, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #930

Gooooooo Paulo

Mezmo March 3, 2010, 9:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #931

paulo finally saw the side of lucy that he liked all those years ago
lucy probably has a hard time believing that somebody else likes her as a friend or something more

i sense a five or six page long discussion going on between lucy and paulo now, much like with daisy and abbey, only for the sake of less frustration, i hope things turn out well, and that means that emo lucy won’t be emo any more if they hook up

jmiles March 3, 2010, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #932

it’s nice to see a soft side of paulo and that he’s not just a perverted little pig :/

seadogs123 March 3, 2010, 10:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #933

hey no problem Taeshi, i’m glad to help

but seriously could every1 vote for it on topwebcomics as this often underated comic deserves more than its getting

Blaze :)

Blaze March 3, 2010, 10:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #934

btw the song “cant fight this feeling” describes lucy’s feelins for Mike perfectly ^^

Blaze March 3, 2010, 11:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #935

Daww..that’s so cute. I always liked Paulo, even if he was a jerk in the beginning. It’s nice to see him be very adorable and sweet. The way that Lucy looked at Paulo when he said, in the last few panels made me really wonder, “Will Lucy ACTUALLY stop being sadface, get over Mike and go with Paulo?” I was always MikexLucy but now I’m starting to lean towards LucyxPaulo.

I’ve been reading these comics from start till now and I’ve been enjoying seeing the characters develop. You’re doing a nice job, Taeshi. Keep it up. XD;

Also TBH, this is one of the few webcomics I’ll read, too. so yea. I’m really enjoying it~

Kat March 3, 2010, 12:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #936

Sexy time??????? :) :)

Mezmo March 3, 2010, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #937

This is the best chaprter! how sweet it’s Paulo… poor Tess but… MORE PAULOXLUCY! xD

Helen March 3, 2010, 4:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #938

Wow… um i guess paulo wuz right, girls do like jerks :-/

I don't hate you March 3, 2010, 5:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #939

Hmmm…You know, I think I’d like the idea of Paulo/Lucy…I mean, Tess basically dumped him because of his age, didn’t she? And we all know about Mike…

Lindsay March 3, 2010, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #940


A.M.L. March 3, 2010, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #941

Alright, I left a long, dumb review which came out pretty mean in the beginning.
Yup, sorry about that.

whatanamazingday March 3, 2010, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #943

Pauloooo is such a good friend when he knows he needs to be!
I’m incredibly curious where this is all going to lead to!
…sexy timez?
I really like panel 12 for some reason.

You are not alone in hating David.

Carma March 3, 2010, 10:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #944

their next day at school will be interesting to see, depending on what happens between them in the next couple pages

jmiles March 3, 2010, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #945

Don’t be hatin on David because is awesome even though he kinda screwed up Paulos chance at PauloxTess he is till awesome because he always smiles and hopefully he hooks up that one girl with the headphones.

Ps: what is that girls name again because it is really hard to pronounce??????

Mezmo March 3, 2010, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #947

Amazing day, your awful username belies a great ability to write great reviews! I found that really compelling. I am glad that we have a few reviews up now, but of course more would help, even if they were short and less-than-indepth!

The votes are going well too. I wonder if the site can make it to the top 100 of topwebcomics? That way I can gauge if the traffic is worthwhile or not. Onwards to 120 votes!

SuitCase March 4, 2010, 1:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #948

I must admit, the last line made me snicker, since it came from Paulo.

Tuna March 4, 2010, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #949

whatanamazingday: Hey, don’t be sorry! I’m looking for honesty, not endless praise so it’s awesome that I got a review from someone who generally hates furry webcomics and stuff.. because I guess I’m doing something right :-[! Considering I’m really antsy in terms of being all “YEAH GUYS I’M A FURRY ARTIST WANNA YIFF ;)

or something


also hahahaha at hating david, that amuses me more than it should.. probably because half the time I’m astounded at how much people adore him. Everything that comes out of his mouth is so painfully improvised that I sometimes worry that he might be coming out as forced!

Taeshi March 4, 2010, 8:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #950

I agree with tuna about the last line… I chuckled, is it wrong that i chuckled? And i am also on A.M.L.’s side on paulo tricking all these girls that he has suddenly changed or is the nicest guy in the world now if u dont remember on page 6 of this chapter he wuz already having naughty thoughts about lucy. :-o

I don't hate you March 4, 2010, 9:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #951

Oh yea and i wonder when they’re gonna show what people are doing to mike for what he did to lucy or if he’s gonna have some sort of life monologue
Also i am pretty curious as to what Yashy thinks of all this :_O

//// oh and this is just some random animal figure i came up with:-/
Personaly i find it looking more anoying than david

I don't hate you March 4, 2010, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #952

Davids not anoying

Mezmo March 4, 2010, 11:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #953

You know, I wasn’t sure what I thought of David, but every time he says something I laugh. Hard. It’s just his personality, and I actually have a friend just like him. THREE GUESSES WHAT HIS NAME IS. Yeah.

It’s David.

But I’m interested to see what happens, and as much as I admire Mike for sticking by Sandy, I still hate his guts for being an ass to Lucy. And I wanna hurt Lucy for making it all more awkward than it should be. I’d also throw a few questions at Paulo. He’s being sweet and people are screaming OUT OF CHARACTER. He’s not that much of a playboy to hurt Lucy like that. :/ Duh.

SereneHeaven March 4, 2010, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #954

Oh i just want u guys to know i don’t think david is anoying either… he is actually one of my favorite characterer (not all time favortite) Oh and i totally agree with SereneHeaven I like MikexLucy and MikexSandy but Mike chose sandy because he already knew she loved him and lucy dosen’t understand that just because Mike doesn’t love her like a girlfriend dosen’t mean he doesn’t want to still be her freind. :-Y

Ps. Sorry for talking so much on this comment. :-[ do i talk to much? (don’t answer that!!!)

I don't hate you March 4, 2010, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #955

I like applesauce :-)

I don't hate you March 4, 2010, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #956

@suitcase Hah, yes, this is a dumb username. Thank you, and I’m glad you liked my dumb dumb dumb review.

@taeshi No problem, I felt I owed it to you for making such a fun comic. I don’t like David just because he doesn’t seem to have another side to his personality besides the WACKY COMIC RELIEF CHARACTER.
Or idk maybe I’m dumb and I shouldn’t expect something from such a silly character yes thats probably it fffffffffffffffffffff

whatanamazingday March 4, 2010, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #957

I wear Pants, and paulo doesn’t “or any clothes for that matter except when he went to the beach and when he went to the prom with tess and… I am trailing off here aren’t i? :-[

I wear pants!!!! March 4, 2010, 5:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #5203

Hm… *sigh* this part is just soooo tense. I agree with SERENE HEAVEN. She is so correct! Or he. Don’t know which. Anyway, Mike is nice, but I still think he’s an a** towards Lucy.

WOW geek April 17, 2010, 5:18 PM EDT.

Comment ID #5591

What people? If you are talking about Carter, you are just plain creepy. If it’s just you, I don’t care. Carter is really weird.

Chololate Lover April 18, 2010, 6:23 PM EDT.

Comment ID #7483

so….this outta be fun….

bored April 22, 2010, 11:12 PM EDT.

Comment ID #9606

-ahem- i can see……lots of kittens….

bored April 28, 2010, 3:00 AM EDT.

Comment ID #19932

HAHAHAHA! Paulo said damn hard!

Immature May 10, 2010, 10:43 PM EDT.

Comment ID #63875

he has FFCat look right now

stranger July 25, 2010, 1:20 AM EDT.

Comment ID #69665


Skykitsune August 4, 2010, 5:50 PM EDT.

Comment ID #110179

Thanks. Truly.
Thanks, Souppy, for changing Taeshi’s mind.

Lyucs October 23, 2010, 10:57 PM EDT.

Comment ID #128832

Voting is over, so not voted.

Nice job, Paulo…

PauloxLucy possibilities increasing.

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #138854

great now Tess is prolly gonna hate Lucy

... December 25, 2010, 9:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #150863

:love: It is teh chance. Will Tess Hate Lucy endlessly for this?

Anonymous March 8, 2011, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #162567


My God, my heart…This is just so perfect… :D

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT.

Comment ID #173846

My heart shall asplode from the sugar.
Paulo is my favorite character evar.

Tickle Monster July 24, 2011, 1:05 AM EDT.

Comment ID #185475


FireflyFuneral October 13, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT.

Comment ID #188241

i even vote
i love paulo lucy
paulo is my favourate character
and who don’t like PauloXLucy then hit ur heads in the walls :P

PauloXLucy November 3, 2011, 10:19 AM EDT.

Comment ID #188563

for a long time before reading this I was thinking “Hmm…. PaloXLucy?” not sure if it would work out though. And yea, Palo is the type to take someone in if they were that desperate.
not sure how Tess would feel about the multiple “Palo and Lucy in the same bed” panels.

NegraCardia November 4, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT.

Comment ID #212966

He’s spelled Paulo not Palo…
is your “u button” broken?

Sycrin March 28, 2012, 11:59 PM EDT.

Comment ID #217745

whose mom lets them spend the night a guys house when your like 14 or 15

DenverDiddles May 30, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT.

Comment ID #218543

Paulo’s love is not the only thing that’s _damn hard_:-*

SomeGuy June 8, 2012, 10:13 AM EDT.

Comment ID #219282

In panel 11 Paulo looks chinese

mr.bcb June 17, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT.

Comment ID #224539

Now you see if Paublo wasn’t such a dick in public, he would actually be pretty cool.

Shishkebab August 4, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT.

Comment ID #224624

Like Kat, i was always MikexLucy, but now i realize mikes a dickheaded asshole. Paulos the only nice and single (and intelligent, in davids case) guy left

Lloyd August 6, 2012, 12:41 AM EDT.

Comment ID #234286

so many dialogue changes ;A;

Pshyzo December 16, 2012, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #240620

I love Paulo so much.

Dani March 10, 2013, 9:18 PM EDT.

Comment ID #260265

Paulo has a kind heart 8-)

Shadow September 25, 2013, 8:57 AM EDT.

Comment ID #272167

Paulo: Whether you like it or not, other people love you, Lucy.


N. Fawkes January 8, 2014, 9:36 PM EST.

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