59. Another Path, page posted 9/22/10

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Comment ID #94345


LucyxPaulo ftw <3

JonuichiChan September 22, 2010, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #94346

longest. daydream. ever.

yoshi September 22, 2010, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #94347


TurnerClassicNinja September 22, 2010, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #94348

aw year paulo, work it baby work it. close your eyes and pretend she’s mike

Malikat September 22, 2010, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #94349

did they do it again?

Radial September 22, 2010, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #94350

Yoshi, the daydream concept was a way to introduce the idea of an alternate-universe story into the comic’s canon. Is it really that inventive or useful or interesting to moan about it being unrealistically long? It was a self-consciously flimsy framework to use.

SuitCase September 22, 2010, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #94351


Chronos September 22, 2010, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #94352

“don’t think”
what kind of crappy advice is that?!?!
sorry ….

johnnyBUZZ September 22, 2010, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #94353

yooo ninth comment!! sorry. and i’m confused was that just a long kiss or did they sex again

and this is a realll long daydream

Aly September 22, 2010, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #94354

suit case. im not actually moaning. i liked the whole concept. i truly do, but im more interested in what is gonna happen in the actual story. im just a bit anxious

Yoshi September 22, 2010, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #94355

They just freaken made out and then decided to snuggle on the grass you freaken perverts hahahahhaahahah

Taeshi September 22, 2010, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #94356

**** you yoshi for the tenth millionth time





Taeshi September 22, 2010, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #94357


Taeshi September 22, 2010, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #94360


Taeshi uses rage! It’s SUPER EFFECTIVE!

JonuichiChan September 22, 2010, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #94361

sorry. i only occasionally read the comments. i never realised that it was due to not having a hiatus or that there were a ton of impatient people. like i said, im just a bit anxious. =

Yoshi September 22, 2010, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #94362

no need to get upset. just ignore my comment

Yoshi September 22, 2010, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #94363

okay…um, so if a picture says a thousand words I must be blind.

also nice phase for the last frame. I would put that in the right up there with saying “what’s the worst that could happen”

Sen September 22, 2010, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #94364

Two pages left. If this is all a daydream, I wonder where you’re going to go with it in two more pages.

DarthFennec September 22, 2010, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #94365

@ Taeshi: I love reading your comic while I’m taking a break from mine so I’m quite familiar with people wanting to see what happens next. I say you take a vacation for a month an see how everyone likes that.

Sen September 22, 2010, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #94366

i agree with sen. if someone is that upset about me saying something so trivial, a vacation would do quite well.

Yoshi September 22, 2010, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #94367

nice move der paulo

Frost September 22, 2010, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #94369


Magnus Darkly September 22, 2010, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #94370

You know how dreams make you feel like they go on all night? I once had one that made me believe 13 years passed. I had been through jobs, had been to prison, married someone I knew and loved and had a child. This all happened overnight. and the dream state only kicks in for 2 hours at most( aka R.E.M.) Most likely Paulo is daydreaming through class or is a few minutes late. The mind can do crazy ****, I mean c’mon how many of you watched Inception?

Guyvaan September 22, 2010, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #94372

@Darth Watch, she’ll make a second chapter with this daydream to keep it going.

BirdmanGA September 22, 2010, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #94373

“I really freaken do”

Oh Paulo your such a sweet talker.

Rick Astley September 22, 2010, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #94374

@Yoshi: You have to think, here. Per page, Taeshi gets at LEAST two people whining about the arc/comic moving too slowly. Times that by the 3x updates, that’s 6 people a WEEK bothering her with it. Per month its about 24 people, more or less. If you think about how many people bother her with that she has a right to be upset, in a way. You all need to tone it down a little, it moves as fast as she chooses and chapters are as long as she wants.

JonuichiChan September 22, 2010, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #94375

Paulo, kissrape isn’t cute or romantic.

TCSMN September 22, 2010, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #94376

You should do Lucy’s daydream and what she would do in her opinion if she and Paulo did do it together. It’ll be fun to see what Lucy’ll dream about.

Luvandia September 22, 2010, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #94377

I wish my relationship with my friend would be just like this page. I’m not even crossing her mind though. Oh well~

DogWhoCriedBoy September 22, 2010, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #94378

@ JonuichiChan. like i said. i never realised that a lot of people bug her about it. i hardly ever read the comments, but felt i had to type something because im happy the actual story arc is coming back. if i knew, i never would have posted

Yoshi September 22, 2010, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #94380


Geddian September 22, 2010, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #94381


I’m a big fan of your comic. I read through the entire series about a month ago. I really like how you’ve taken a step back from the “real” drama for a bit and made this arc. It’s been nice to see a mix up of the key characters. Keep up the great work and take all the time you need. Your comic is amazing! :D

Weiss September 22, 2010, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #94382

And then the day dream ends with Lucy ACTUALLY getting pregnant. ;)

Rawrd00d September 22, 2010, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #94385

Great. Now I’m sad that this DIDN’T happen. Can’t wait to see how it all ends though. I keep telling myself, since this is Paulo’s fantasy, he might be making it end all happily.

King September 22, 2010, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #94386

And this is where Paulo snaps out of his day dream and goes “OH ****”!!! and then facepalms for his stupidity…

Raz September 22, 2010, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #94387


Lurkah September 22, 2010, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #94389

slipped her the tongue!

ChewySmokey September 22, 2010, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #94390

Why can’t this be what REALLY happened??? Soooo cuuute :3

hiddentwilight September 22, 2010, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #94391

……… Waiting for when it ends so Paulo can just be like.. “DAMNIT, I SHOULD HAVE SLEPT WITH HER” only to see either A) A lot of people looking at him weird, or B) Him still standing in the same spot, revealing he spent the last 4 class periods daydreaming.

Lurky September 22, 2010, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #94392

and then Paulo woke up and was SAD :(((((((

Tasic September 22, 2010, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #94393

Hahaha. This was another super sweet page with the slight exception of when Paulo pounced her. That was just waaaaaay too cheasy :P

Still, I’m loving the LucyxPaulo :D

I wonder what Lucy would do after this if Mike came back to her… I’d like to think she’d tell him to go jump then bone Paulo. But these characters all seem to be secretly jerks who would drop whoever they settled for the second a better offer came along :/

Maverik September 22, 2010, 2:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #94394

i don’t really mind the length. i think it’s nice to delve into such an interesting alternative, giving us a chance to explore the ‘what might have been’ with paulo and lucy.

…which totally rocks btw

damn September 22, 2010, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #94395

I’m sure a lot of LucyxPaulo fans will see this as a victory. Please bear in mind, THIS ISN’T REAL! (I don’t know how to do an angry face)

Ennkai September 22, 2010, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #94396

And to think it was this close from actually happening.

(nameless) September 22, 2010, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #94397

Dawww. Paulo is so damn cute >< how could Lucy say no?

Paulo x Lucy OTP!!!

kara-yasuragi September 22, 2010, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #94400

hey, wake up paulo!!!

joule September 22, 2010, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #94401



C September 22, 2010, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #94402

And this is where a meteor hits them, slaying them both tragically.

Titanium Dragon September 22, 2010, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #94403

lol i understood after reading it a couple times again…

Aly September 22, 2010, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #94404

What the hell it’s 11:54 and your post are all 1:00 through 2:00 what witch craft is this!?

Cyber sandwi September 22, 2010, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #94405


And thank you Taeshi! Really, without this I would have gone nuts waiting for more BCB.

Glasses September 22, 2010, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #94406

When I read the 1st part i was like “oh shet not again ” O_O. Dam the end its on Monday Dx I wonder how is this going to end… too many finals in my head… Dx :rolleyes: Well at least Paulo 8-)got some sugar… lulz… x3 ;) :)

Leonmaster September 22, 2010, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #94407

What the hell why are all posts after 1:00? It is 12:00 what Is thi witch craft!?

Cyber sandwi September 22, 2010, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #94408

Then he gets hit over the head with something, snapping him back into cold dark reality.

Zeromaeus September 22, 2010, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #94410

Paulo, ye be comin on strong and it seems to be working.

Silvermane September 22, 2010, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #94415

I want to silence with a kiss like that :3c


Profesor Rod September 22, 2010, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #94418

I realize people, including Tae herself have commented on this already…

But seriously, just because the previous chapter ended with Paulo trailing off ambiguously, does not mean that this is all SPECIFICALLY a daydream… I highly doubt this is literally Paulo staring off into space for several weeks.

What it more likely is, is something that isn’t linked to reality at all. Not a daydream, not a thought process, nothing.

It’s simply the story of a few chapters ago having happened differently.

Also, it’s quite clear how long this chapter was going to be from the beginning.. It’s been written at the top of every page for a very long time, 25 pages.

If you don’t like this arc, because you don’t like Paulo and Lucy, or you find it too slow, or you’re just a fuxxkin retarded assmonkey, DON’T READ THE CHAPTER.

Taeshi will write the story how she damn well pleases, and if that’s not how YOU happen to please, NO ONE CARES!

Complaining isn’t going to make Tae change her mind, it’ll simply make her not want to do the comic as much, or, make her make things even worse just to spite you all…

All of you who are “sooo tired of this crappy arc” I have a message… I’m fuxxkin tired of this crappy YOU!

To the rest of you, especially Taeshi, I apologize for using this place as a battleground.

Sciver September 22, 2010, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #94419

А теперь давайте говорить по-русски об этой замечательной манге! ^_^

(russian - And now let’s speak russian about this wonderful manga! ^_^)

Oh, and this chapter is really cute and romantic… But, it’s only a daydream… Poor Paulo…

Yan September 22, 2010, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #94421

I don’t care what Word of God said, they totally did it again. But Paulo put it in her butt because that doesn’t make babies. Lucy is such a butt-**** for Paulo, nyoro~n.

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spynae September 22, 2010, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #94424

I am trying to remind myself that this is not real lol.

Serena September 22, 2010, 4:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #94425

Caution, long comment.
Just read this entire webcomic. Started on Friday. Lul.

I like this side arc because Paulo is happy without resorting to being a *****.
I don’t like this side arc because Lucy is happy. It happened too soon to Mike rejecting her and I don’t think she deserves happiness quite yet. It’s too rushed and she doesn’t have time to heal. Ergo, I’m glad it’s just a side arc.
I like/feel uncomfortable with this side arc because it’s almost exactly what happened in my life, scarily enough.

I think this side arc would have maybe been better off in the canonverse, only without Paulo. Maybe Liam or some other nice boy could have taken that place in Lucy’s heart. Now I’m not sure if Lucy will be happy in canonverse, or alone the rest of high school, you know? This would have been too obvious a scenario, plus what would happen to Tess and Daisy? I like where the main story is going and I hope to see more guys like Liam or more girls like that freshman Paulo is dating. I like that they’re growing apart, because it’s more realistic that way.

Long comment is long. Sorry about that.

AxeLurker September 22, 2010, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #94426

Long comment? Ha! You people with their two paragraph ‘long comments’. Oh wait, we’re talking about the internet here, where everyone has the attention span of three seconds. Nevermind, I take my word back.

On a completely different topic, I look forward to seeing an explosion in the amount of PauloxLucy smut in the coming days.

Ahaha. “Don’t think.” I’d like to see the BCB animootation team do this scene. Either they make this very cheesy, or they make the whole world cry rivers of tears. I will not settle for a compromise.

Ryan September 22, 2010, 4:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #94427

I love this pairing so much!! <3

I’m going to be very heartbroken when the main “real life” arc picks up again. .__.

Asche September 22, 2010, 4:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #94431

God Damn It Paulo!!!
You did IT again with her
Oh well never mind Lucy gets to experience orgasm 2 times
PauloxLucy never gets old………..By the way Where is Mike?

kirkiss September 22, 2010, 4:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #94434

2 more! Just finish it Taeshi!

PS back to Lake’s friend

Lake's friend September 22, 2010, 5:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #94435

2more2more2more2more2more2more…. >w< I can’t wait to see how this is really going to end. I love LucyxPaulo too much for it to end but the drama has to pick back up SOME where. DX

… Taeshi, at least let her give him a chance in deh real worldu? ;w;

Nyanko September 22, 2010, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #94437

LucyxPaulo ftw <3
i friggin love this comic

Straw September 22, 2010, 5:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #94439

ok this daydream is gettin to nice! Some one wake Paulo before i do!!!

Zeo September 22, 2010, 5:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #94442

Since when did Ayu replace Taeshi? =p Uguu!

Pepe September 22, 2010, 5:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #94445

this is nsfw due to the amount of squeeeee you release upon reading it

Brissa September 22, 2010, 5:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #94446

Booh! No more paulo ad lucy! it’s to much!

MacianArt September 22, 2010, 5:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #94448

If the endings anything like I hope it will be, Paulo will do something stupid and Lucy won’t love him back. I won’t allow PauloxLucy even in this alternate reality.

JuniorBoomer September 22, 2010, 5:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #94449

@ Everyone who thought they were having sex: I can make my girlfriend moan without having sex with her, can’t you? (You probably can’t.)

@ Taeshi: You should’ve just told them all a long time ago to go away for a month and pretend you went on hiatus.

But this’ll all be over soon. Goodbye PauloxLucy.
(Even the fans.)

J. Vincero (Jerk) September 22, 2010, 6:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #94455

Dotzrus September 22, 2010, 6:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #94458

I liked this page. I thought it was sweet. I’m gladf you decided to make it a main chapter and not incentive, Taeshi.

X-Saber September 22, 2010, 6:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #94459

This is too sweet! Look! I has cavities!

redruM September 22, 2010, 6:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #94461

@jerk: its the ears isn’t it?

anyways, cant wait to see how this ends.

GoldenArbiter01 September 22, 2010, 6:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #94462

lawel, as a ‘what if’ this was well thought out.

great comic Taeshi.

jarimior September 22, 2010, 6:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #94464

Wow. Long Day Dream. Why can’t mine be this long and good?

Steve-) September 22, 2010, 6:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #94466

Only one more page for this to apparently be a mistake.
Wonder whats gonna happen.

SmashFiles September 22, 2010, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #94467

lol THIS time she’s pregnant…? Oh it was just a makeout…


Konica September 22, 2010, 6:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #94470

I still predict Paulo’s head meeting the locker door loudly and repeatedly when he wakes up ;)

Ethan Qix September 22, 2010, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #94471

and then a bear eats Paulo.

Null September 22, 2010, 7:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #94472

N’awwww :3

Ohaithar September 22, 2010, 7:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #94476


Winrar Setup Program September 22, 2010, 7:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #94478

So how long has Paulo been standing in the hallway with a blank expression on his face and drool dribbling down his lip?
I’m waiting for this daydream to end abruptly with David barking to get his attention or something.

Hrm September 22, 2010, 7:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #94479

They did it in the great outdoors.

Gabriel Kaxbe September 22, 2010, 7:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #94480

AWWWW~ that is so kawaii, it’s the perfect dream couple

CTS4Kouhei September 22, 2010, 7:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #94481

so did this really happen or is paulo just imagining what would’ve happened?

G!@nN@ September 22, 2010, 7:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #94483

Didn’t we just get done with this? Maybe now she will be pregers.

Zane September 22, 2010, 7:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #94487

Why is it every time I see a kiss scene in here, I keep thinking the kisser’s are purring?

sh4rky September 22, 2010, 7:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #94489

AU daydream on last leg.

Kitmaro September 22, 2010, 8:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #94491

Looks like Paulo really missed out on something. :c

Go alternate universe Paulo! :D

Pick Yer Poison September 22, 2010, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #94492

Freakin’ freakidy, freak~

That’d be ridiculous if it wasn’t so true about teenagers.

Anonymoose September 22, 2010, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #94493

I bet at the end, Paulo’s just gonna be like, “FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU- I SHOULDA DONE IT!”

Satire55 September 22, 2010, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #94496

Did you learn nothing Paulo?

Iris September 22, 2010, 8:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #94497

And then he woke up

Guy September 22, 2010, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #94499

So how long have they been lying there? ;)

Andrewk September 22, 2010, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #94500

“maybe… Things will be all right.”

Suddenly, a flying sausage abducts Lucy and she realizes right away that ******’s planet was unsucessfull in defeateating the invading adversaries.

“Lucy!!!!!” paulo screamed out as he watched his love gets taken hostage. He knew that there was only one thing to do.

Go get ice cream.

iKuro September 22, 2010, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #94503

It’s just a dream it’s just a dream…

kLV3s September 22, 2010, 9:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #94504

Yay, LucyxPaulo!!!!!!

Theunwiseman September 22, 2010, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #94505


xLoveandLightningx September 22, 2010, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #94506

It’s a nice dream Paulo, it’s too bad that you must wake up now…Say goodbye to all your hopes and dreams, because we will never know if they will come true…

Enjoy your dream, remember it, save it in your heart. Keep it with you. You may need it someday, in the future, when the clouds of sorrow come and surround you.

Frustrated Writer September 22, 2010, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #94508

hes tryin to get Lucy in bed again

smart-n-retarded September 22, 2010, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #94509

YYYAAAAAYYYYZZZZZ *fangirl squeals and jumps around everywhere* <3333333

….. oh wait it’s a daydream.


Skygaze September 22, 2010, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #94510

no kiddin!
@everyone else
this should be reality T_T

G.Arcantos September 22, 2010, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #94514

awwww poor paulo if only all this was true but it isnt and ARGH i want to see what heppenes when he comes out of it i want to see the real one not the day dream any more :(

hopefully everythink will turn out ok for him seing as he has been hurt so much poor guy

josh September 22, 2010, 10:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #94515

this is just…. really sad. this is really bittersweet. it’s sweet because it’s cute, but it’s bitter because it’s not reality…

Poor Paulo…

Spiffy September 22, 2010, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #94516

push her down the hill

Lolwut September 22, 2010, 10:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #94518

Hm… The plot may thicken. Wonder if it’ll happen… Paulo would not be so well off if it did. Definitely not Lucy. Mike would take it somewhat meanly. And the parents? Yeah.

Hoheh September 22, 2010, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #94521

To all those who find the length of this chapter too large:
Firstly: This is what the word “drama” stands for. We experience emotion, sadness for Paulo and this is why its worth reading this comic. If ever character would get what he/she wants this would be over in five updates and no more Paulo, no more Mike, no more Lucy, no more… Well actually we probably would see a lot of Sandy as opposed to the current of Little to None.
Secondly: As we know since Inception dreams are 12 times faster than the real world so this 25 pages are actually only 2 (since the first page wasn’t a dream yet). I hope that puts the logic in place :D

Just kidding though I feel you but again, would you even read this if you wouldn’t care for the characters? And then: would you care for them if they wouldn’t have to face challenges like the rest of us?
“Food for thought!”

Ictiv September 22, 2010, 10:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #94522

osnap, 2 more pages. one on Friday, and we’ll have to wait for the last one on Monday.. D: curses, whyd it have to be on Mondayyyy…

Choko September 22, 2010, 11:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #94525

would’nt it be funny if he half conciously spoke the daydream for ALL to hear?

thatonedude September 22, 2010, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #94530

You mean like Lucy was listeniing the whole tiime, all the while getting more and more angry at how her dream self is so…different?

Ninja Shizuka September 22, 2010, 11:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #94531


Meag September 22, 2010, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #94535

Agreed, Meag. I hope McCain is the one who ‘wakes’ up Paulo from his daydream.

“Statistically, dreams rarely come true :|”

Null September 22, 2010, 11:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #94537

Yeah, McCain is pretty cool.

Sigma September 22, 2010, 12:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #94538

yay first kiss scence since the one with abby and daisy
good work taeshi

awsomesauce September 22, 2010, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #94539

i hoped this would happen!
team paulo all the way!

box September 22, 2010, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #94540

Floobin’ hell, yes! McCain needs to be the messenger!

(Agreeing w/ yoshi. Sweet kittens, this is long xD)

Obsidian September 22, 2010, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #94542

You people be quiet and let me and others like me have our PauloXLucy angst in peace ;.;

Tricky September 22, 2010, 12:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #94544

Has anybody else has noticed that in Paulo’s dreamworld there is no David?

Cause that kiss scene there is a perfect place for him to go out and shout something unappropiate to Paulo and Lucy, makes one wonder

Dascuro September 22, 2010, 12:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #94550

YYCSamsungWave September 22, 2010, 12:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #94575

only two pages to go? I thought Paulo thought it would have been a big mistake before the whole daydream sequence… or perhaps he’s just looking for the silver lining?

ChewySmokey September 22, 2010, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #94582


suyi September 22, 2010, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #94588

TBH things are better for paulo this way lol he seems a lot happier and a lot less of a man ***** :D

Not Applicable September 22, 2010, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #94591

^But that’s because this is an idealized version of himself, what he believes he CAN act like. It’s not necessarily what he ever will be like.

Besides, if it takes an accidental near-impregnation to bring out the good in a person, they have issues ;)

Null September 22, 2010, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #94594

did they seriously just yiff again?

Snake September 22, 2010, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #94596

^^Null^^ Yes, this, exactly. All through reading this chapter I couldn’t help but think they were both out of character. The character quirks are there but very watered down. Lucy? By the river? At peace? Nooo.

Anon September 22, 2010, 2:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #94600


Snake September 22, 2010, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #94602

wow, sometimes I completely forget about how tall Paulo is compared to her. I also noticed throughout this chapter he cuts her off a lot when she talks and curses more than usual.

FAKE PAULO IS FAKE! (nah jk, this is pretty interesting)

They’re so happy together, this comic always brings out the soft side of me….then it goes by in around 5 seconds and I’m back to being a sandvich noming jerk XP

Sandvich September 22, 2010, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #94603

*agrees with Everyone*

Kate September 22, 2010, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #94604

sandvich why aren’t you a sandwitch?

Snake September 22, 2010, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #94606

*comes to senses* oh **** did I say that out loud? I am so sorry Sandvich, we go to Steak dinner, ok?

Sandvich September 22, 2010, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #94608


Reimei September 22, 2010, 3:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #94609

I’m not a Sandwitch due to the fact that:
1. Sandvich sounds way more soviet (and awesomer if thats even english)
2. Its spelled Sandwich
3. I eat Sandvich not the other way around (thank the Sandvich gods XD)
4. Man I should get on my high school work
5. *NOM NOM NOM* O.o
6. 8 7 =D (I know it wasn’t funny)
7. seven is my lucky number
13. thirteen is my happy number (it punishes my enemies)
27. What comes after 27? (nah I’m just playing XD)

Sandvich September 22, 2010, 3:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #94611

Sorry bout the huge amount of posts (due to amazing amounts of boredom) but I have a question for the BCB fans and possibly Taeshi if its not too much to ask. I remember when Paulo said that this decision was a “Big Mistake” can anyone explain that to me, or is it going to happen in the last two pages somehow?

Sandvich September 22, 2010, 3:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #94613

gosh people post the stupidest comments but lol everyone has their opinion

Lucy’s actually freakin’ happy and not worrying about stupid Mike..

RoseVee September 22, 2010, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #94616

If this really is a “daydream” then crazy crap needs to happen. Something so crazy happens, that Paulo thinks to himself:

Frame 1: “Wait, but does this mean this was all-
Frame 2: *wakes up* Crap!

Also, awesome page, as always.

Obi September 22, 2010, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #94618

Did they just do it again?
Paulo/Lucy really should happen…

Lindsay September 22, 2010, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #94619

man i love this comic funny thing i havent bean commiting for awhile but iny who keep the good work and LUCY HASENT HIT PAULO YET :O WOW lol

T_T September 22, 2010, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #94620

Also, I hope it ends in a disequilibrium. (sorry LucyxPaulo fans) If this has a happy ending how can we go back to the old version!? Poor lucy :c

Obi September 22, 2010, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #94621

I’m starting to wonder here. At the beginning, Paulo said he knew exactly how things would go, and just by the way he looked when he said that, it was like he knew something bad would most definitely happen.
I’ve read this arc 4 times all the way up to this one, where is that point where Paulo says ‘There’s no way this could happen’ ? All I’m seeing is one big bump in the road, and now there’s smooth sailing.

I say that last panel is the point where foreshadowing takes place, thats my opinion. The calm before the storm

Kyle September 22, 2010, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #94623

Haters hate. Itll end monday but till then..lovers can love <3

TheCE September 22, 2010, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #94624

awwww their sooo cute together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LilyBlack September 22, 2010, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #94625


Matt Pushinka September 22, 2010, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #94628

Wow, read all of this last night, great story, love teh character development, look forward to the coming pages/chapters.

Keep up the good work!

Azrael September 22, 2010, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #94630

I think LucyxPaulo makes much more sense than LucyxMike. When I ask people why LucyxMike is a good couple, most of the answers I get are ”because they’re the 2 main characters” or ”because they’re childhood friends” or ”because Lucy needs him” or ”because they look cute together lolol” ORRR ”because Paulo belongs to Tessa/Daisy/Jasmine bawwwwww”

To me those aren’t valid answers, and believe me I know LucyxPaulo has its flaws, Paulo screwed up and banged those other girls, but if this dream were reality, then I would be rootin’ for LucyxPaulo. But for now, all the Lucyx couples are pretty messed up and DaisyxAbbey is probably the only safe(ish) couple right now, so im rooting for them :P

Sunday September 22, 2010, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #94634

HELL YA!!!!! PAULOXLUCY FTW!!!!!!!!!!!

LPfan4ever September 22, 2010, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #94636

Waitwaitwait… did they just have sex again?!

WyldKAT September 22, 2010, 4:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #94637

Wait what?

Brock September 22, 2010, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #94638

wait, does she like, keep the bow on when theyre doing it? wouldnt that be a lil uncomfortable?

lopsided September 22, 2010, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #94639


Dotzrus September 22, 2010, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #94640

Y’know, It seems like Paulo is justified here. I’m liking this arrangement. Far better than Lucy & Mike, Mike’s subconsciously a player. Seems Paulo acts the way he does to cover up his inner feelings, ones he’s not completely conscious of. Hope this relationship keeps.

Sven Frodel September 22, 2010, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #94641

Hey Sunday. Have you ever considered that Mike needs Lucy?

ChaoStar September 22, 2010, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #94643

Interesting thought. What part of the story gives you that impression?

Bambalooza September 22, 2010, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #94646

ok is he asleep by now or what

FireRyder September 22, 2010, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #94647

Ehh…a bit. Maybe I’m just innately against Mike. Lots of kids i know who are like him. Dont like them.

Sven Frodel September 22, 2010, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #94648


Draixen September 22, 2010, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #94650

nuuu i want it 4 real no a daydreams D:

nabu September 22, 2010, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #94651

@sven You are aware that this whole arc is “in paulo’s head” so to speak?

@people who were talking about Mike needing Lucy, In some ways I would certainly agree. THe two complement eachother in their flaws. Mike thinks that he does not need her because he has always had people that supported him. If he is ever without people, he will likely see that while annoying, Lucy has been insanly faithful.

Darkdrake September 22, 2010, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #94652

Dont think!

OfficerR September 22, 2010, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #94654

when will he ever learn…… oh wait! theres nothin ta learn since dis is a daydream! >_>

FuRrY321 September 22, 2010, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #94655

Just so uncomfortable for me. Reminds me too much of scary things that happened to me.

Somedude September 22, 2010, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #94659

Awww <3

Younique September 22, 2010, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #94661


Rettirc September 22, 2010, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #94663

So it seems David was actually right. How could I have ever doubted his words of wisdom?

Meimu September 22, 2010, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #94673

Hahahahhahaahhahahahha people think they banged again


Taeshi September 22, 2010, 5:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #94675

lol This is damn sweet, but this is, infact, a daydream, so for all we care there might as well be a huge explosion, or lucy may have been infact pregnent. I’m more interested in LucyxMike right now, but it seems PauloxLucy would have been awesome.

Sky September 22, 2010, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #94678


-no comment-
i never new that Paulo would be THIS caring…
i want next page… I . I

cats4ever98 September 22, 2010, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #94679

Most cliché 4+ letters word in this chapter’s comments: Daydream. -_-

Saiyza September 22, 2010, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #94681


hound55 September 22, 2010, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #94682

Since the start of this arc, there has been one thing I’ve been wondering: What if this was all actually Lucy’s daydream? :B

rawr September 22, 2010, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #94685

Random stuff time!
@Tae, will you make an official wallpaper, if so, what diemensions will it be?

YYCSamsungWave September 22, 2010, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #94686

I want LucyX Paulo!

Raychie September 22, 2010, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #94689


Too bad it’s not really happening.

BREADEDCHEESE! September 22, 2010, 6:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #94690

fffffffuuuuu go away Paulo

Michael September 22, 2010, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #94691

Bleh, the new Paulo sucks. He’s too mooshey. Even if it is just a daydream, he’s way too….DKLFHSDKLFH. Oh well, what can you do?

MiM September 22, 2010, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #94693


cOLDCRUSH September 22, 2010, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #94694

If you cannot make a girl make those sounds without having sex with her, you are not a man.

J. Vincero (Jerk) September 22, 2010, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #94695

@ Jerk, Agreed.

Karori September 22, 2010, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #94698

I tink I have a feeling on how this is going to end, though i’m liking this comic! Can’t wait for the last two paged! I’ve written up the last two pages in my mind, time to see if it happens the way I see it! if not, doesn’t matter, i’m more of a lucyxmike guy myself but hey, everyone has there opinions. I can’t wait for more drama when it comes back to the main plot, *gets popcorn and soda* Commence with the drama! *clap clap*

SXR123 September 22, 2010, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #94702

Okay, I admit it, I “like” Paulo, but not with Lucy. He still has things to grow up on, even if this day-dream changes him. I think Abbey should get the boot, he is one of the dumbest characters in Bcb. A Daisy romance starting would be a nice idea, you know, them starting back up. But eh, its my

Shank September 22, 2010, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #94703

Its my opinion** (Sorry for double post.)

Shank September 22, 2010, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #94704

lol, just like in the soaps…

Fenning September 22, 2010, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #94711

I know its a daydream of Lucy + Paulo, but how easily was Tessa forgotten? Despite the fact Lucy was his first crush, what has happen to their (Tessa and Paulo) courtship during the summer… I still feel Paulo is ignoring the feelings of everyone else to appease what’s in front of him.

Opal Apple September 22, 2010, 7:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #94712

This is such a long daydream!

KBAM September 22, 2010, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #94715

Still prefer PauloXJasmine

NRansom September 22, 2010, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #94719

Paulo must have made a book just to keep this for a records sake…..we must infiltrate his room and find it, then have it published and translated into many languages….

LazyLlama September 22, 2010, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #94723

I want to see more sweet Paulo in the canon <3 <3 <3
Also, I’m wondering what’s going to happen that will turn this get-Lucy-laid alternate universe into a horrible horrible mistake…. cuz it seems pretty good so far. ._.;;

Aquati September 22, 2010, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #94727

@Aquati I think that there was no horrible mistake, he was just imagining how much better it would have been in this reality. I think the bad thing that happens in the chapter is that he wakes up from the daydream.

BLUH September 22, 2010, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #94728

@ Bambalooza

Well, Mike always complains about Lucy. However, he-

just gut feeling. =p But you really don’t see Mike without Lucy.

ChaoStar September 22, 2010, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #94730

Also. I should learn to draw, and make a Portal reference. “The Sandy is a lie”
Mike is always led on, in hope of Sandy, but never does he get to see her. He holds to his beliefs, but only receives a very small amount of photos, and phonecalls.

ChaoStar September 22, 2010, 8:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #94732

“pau…mmmmmm….” Done!! Order for one more pregnancy test!!!!

Flavio September 22, 2010, 8:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #94734

PAULO. Consider what happened you last tried to prove your love. DID NOT WORK. Lol.

Aglette September 22, 2010, 8:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #94740

TT-TT it’s sad that this isn’t real, it would have been happy ^-^

Laura September 22, 2010, 8:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #94741

I LOVE LUCYxPAULO! =D and yea she’s def. gonna need another prego. test now XD

Xzyla September 22, 2010, 8:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #94743

@xzyla read taeshi’s post at the beginning. There was no sexy time.

BLUH September 22, 2010, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #94744

WHY CANT THIS BE THE REAL STORY?! i love this so much! it must be truee dam it TwT

PRocean September 22, 2010, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #94749

Dream = Alright….(shows what if.. mabye future possibility?)
Real would = Awsome

Morlair September 22, 2010, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #94750

I think they should have clothes

madart September 22, 2010, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #94751

@Morlair exactly what i was thinking.

BLUH September 22, 2010, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #94752

Yah, there is a lot of sexual references in here so having clothes would make it less akward

Karla Lauren Fisher September 22, 2010, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #94753

I feel for Lucy in this comic, cause she really does have a ****** life, but Paulo really would make her happy. But Paulo’s too good a kid, Lucy’s too scared to stop loving Mike, and Mike is a self-centered ********* that would never help them out more than he had to to keep face in front of his other friends.

Wharrgarbl September 22, 2010, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #94754

Clothes would be cool they could express the chracters personaliity. And every side character has clothes so why shouldnt they have clothes????

PeeledOranges September 22, 2010, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #94755

They were originally drawn w/o clothes, I think.

ANinnyMouse September 22, 2010, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #94763

Wharrgarbl - Wait, what? Paulo is nice and Mike is a *********?

Guys, did I miss a chapter or something? I think most people are forgetting that this is fairytale land.

Null September 22, 2010, 9:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #94765

No you missed a chapter, Mike’s been changing lately in the comic, all though originally he WAS nice.

Anonymus September 22, 2010, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #94771

Dude… Digging the whole Lucy Paulo couple. They go so well together here, no?

Takeshi September 22, 2010, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #94774


Sigma September 22, 2010, 9:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #94775

@sigma they’re sophomores, and they just snuggled.

BLUH September 22, 2010, 9:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #94777

I almost never comment lately, but I’ve kept up with the comic at least. Gotta say the daydream chapter is probably the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen, seeing it hasn’t really got much effect on the comic. It’s basically burning one point into the minds of the readers: Paulo has a crush on Lucy.

XD still, I like it.

Kenny September 22, 2010, 9:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #94781

I absolutely love this!! Hasty indeed. Nice move there Paulo. :)

Nekox September 22, 2010, 10:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #94782

Sure, snuggled… And gee, casual sex isn’t very casual if you exchange names first, now is it?

Dragom September 22, 2010, 10:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #94786

nope things won’t be alright because this is a dream ooowoowooo

RAWRERS September 22, 2010, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #94787

I don’t know any 14-15 year old Sophmores. Freshmen but not sophmores.

Magma September 22, 2010, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #94788

@Magma I’m sophmore and the people in my class are 15-16. But 14 IS pretty improbable.

BLUH September 22, 2010, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #94793

Now she’s ACTUALLY going to become pregnant.

xLoveandLightningx September 22, 2010, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #94796

Yeah… and the About page says Lucy and David are 14 and it seems Michael and Daisy are just 15 and still fall in as freshman. While Paulo is a Sophmore… I don’t know ask the author.

Magma September 22, 2010, 10:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #94800

Its funny that people won’t LET Mike be a douche bag, where as Paulo does it all time and we love him. Sure its a big change for the “good” guy but its his feelings and it sounds like everyone is a bit queer lately (Main characters such as Lucy being nice which sounds like a trick in his confused mind, Paulo still hating on him, etc.). But lets look at Paulo hes a douche for a long time and goes mooshy, from what I see we all love Paulo and now love him even more. T_T poor Mike.
(I for one think Mike is being a douche but, I’m going to give him 2-3 more chapters before I hate his character forever, PauloxLucy still pretty cool though!)
My opinion was created and published by Sandvich Incorporated….Which was just eaten 3 seconds ago by an anonymous young man with sandvich all over his face

Sandvich September 22, 2010, 10:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #94801


Jessica U. Ingmann September 22, 2010, 10:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #94809

I would find it amusing if Paulo actually awoke from this daydream several weeks after it started.

ANinnyMouse September 22, 2010, 11:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #94817

ohhhhhhhh i thought it was lucy’s dream thks saying it …………… paulo has one hell of an image of lucy :)

ROFL September 22, 2010, 11:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #94818

@Magma yeah, it is pretty confusing, but who cares? As long as the comic stays awesome, I don’t care if they’re 14, 15, or 47.

BLUH September 22, 2010, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #94821

Ahh 2 more pages the last page in my opinion should be Paulo engaging in some seriously angry mastubation(In reality of course) he should be crying while biting his lips and repeating the phrase “I love Lucy” queitly but with force and compassion. Then in the bottom corner there should be a small panel where his dad walks in with a dissapointed look on his face

Andyfoxy September 22, 2010, 11:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #94823




BLUH September 22, 2010, 11:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #94826


M. Bison is here. Guess what he says.

Magma September 23, 2010, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #94829

I still love the fact that even thought this is a daydream, it can’t be cast aside as filler. This entire chapter, in my opinion, also doubles as “theoretical” character development, and is therefore valuable.
Thank you, Taeshi, for this insight into Paulo. I appreciate him more now.

Mick G. September 23, 2010, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #94831

Hey, on the bottom of the comic it says, due Monday. Does that mean no update on Friday, or is it just an error?

King September 23, 2010, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #94832

… i was reading the comic for damn near two days straight… and then the next button stopped working… *sniff*

And you know who this comic could use more of? Carson. He’s almost as good for a cheap laugh as David.

DanielJ September 23, 2010, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #94833

yea me aswell. earlier chapters he seemd like such a player and vry into is pride. seeing as he always tried to show david hes such a “cool” guy.

-not saying i didnt like him or anything-

:) but in this, it truely lets u see the better in him. :x cute tht he seems like such a romantic kinda guy 2 xD

Misty September 23, 2010, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #94835


BLUH September 23, 2010, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #94840


Icsifil September 23, 2010, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #94841

It ends happy…. something I’ve been guessing since page… well… I don’t remember what page it was!

Name:. who wants to know? September 23, 2010, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #94842

I’d just like to point out something to some of the seemingly more naive audience…

the term ‘casual sex’ was mentioned with some confusion as to why sophomores would be doing it…

I knew people in middle school who were having ‘casual sex.’

Seriously, right at around 12-13, boys will generally be hit with some pretty serious drive to get in people’s pants… on a large count, they’re too scared to try usually, however that doesn’t mean no one does…

surveys have shown that around 1-2 % of all US students lose their virginity before 14. 1% is a pretty big number when applied to more than a billion people.

On a different note, yes, it says monday. Deal with it, people. While I’m sure she has a good reason for it, I wouldn’t be surprised if she’d make us all wait simply because some people can’t shut their word-holes about how much they hate the current chapter…

I was tired of hearing it weeks ago… I don’t see how she puts up with it.

Sex happens, deal with it.
Patience, deal with it.

Sciver September 23, 2010, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #94844

Man I was fourteen when I was a sophomore.. and in the case of timeline I would be younger than Lucy since she turns fifteen November and I turned fifteen December of my sophomore year :-[ So I don’t see it as too strange. Some people are just younger.

Taeshi September 23, 2010, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #94848

Woah. I was 16 in the first few months of my sophmore year.
That makes me feel old.

Sock September 23, 2010, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #94853

In the US people generally graduate at or near 18(at least the ones who graduate after the full 4 years and don’t drop out or find loopholes to get out earlier) which puts 16 and sophomore it not surprising.

I was going to say something else but I forgot…

Sciver September 23, 2010, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #94857

I actually gradded at 19. Got held back a year due to ADD in kindergarten.

Renadt September 23, 2010, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #94867

I apologize for using this space for my rage, tae, suitcase

Back to what I said a few weeks ago.














ILL SHOW YOU MY RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!


thank you.

JephemeraL September 23, 2010, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #94869

On a different note: Lots of “Hm.”s in these last couple pages eh?

Markus September 23, 2010, 6:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #94870


Taeshi September 23, 2010, 6:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #94871


JephemeraL September 23, 2010, 6:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #94879

at first i was like ;_; but then i RAAAAAAAAAAAAGE

Steak September 23, 2010, 7:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #94881

This somehow reminds me of an episode in “How I Met Your Mother”… TANTRUMMMMMMMM!

Marksman September 23, 2010, 7:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #94886

B-B-B-Brooklyn Rage! B-B-Brooklyn! Na na na na!

Hey, it says Friday now. I now like to think I ended up helping the Great Taeshi by pointing that out. That’s probably not the truth, but oh well. I like to think so.

King September 23, 2010, 8:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #94887

at first i was like :D
then i saw the comments and i goes :l

Art September 23, 2010, 8:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #94888

And back on topic…

I think Paulo forgot the part where he’s supposed to be proving to himself that this would have been a BAD idea…

Jay The First September 23, 2010, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #94889

It’s hard when someone truly loves you, and you don’t feel quite the same. As logical as your pairing may seem, you only wish you loved them back.

Paulo is too selfish - or more accurately, blinded - to realize her feelings are not in line with his. He is acting in his own self interest rather than considering how she might feel throughout all of this. He wants to be with her so badly that he has convinced himself that he will accept any scrap of what he can pretend is love from Lucy. It seems to me that Lucy sincerely wants to be loved, but Paulo just isn’t the right guy. As much as I want to ship these two, what is being shared between them is a haphazard refraction of love. In the end, it will be heartbreak for Paulo and guilt for Lucy until both of them realize that self respect is a necessity for a healthy relationship.

I sincerely appreciate the emotions and tough situations found within this interlude. It’s been very refreshing to see this sort of character development. Although some of the actions and words may seem “out-of-character,” people change - in neither positive nor negative ways. I am sad to note that this is noncannon and the lessons learned in this alternate reality are pretty much realized only by Paulo’s imagination.

Taeshi, you’re doing an amazing job. Although it doesn’t mean much, you’ve captured both my attention and respect.

Zensae September 23, 2010, 8:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #94891

Sigh PauloxLucy is a nice thought but I still think LucyxMike is gonna happen in the end Lucy really loves Mike through and through and deep down Mike does too and I think he is going to realise that when Sandy never gets around to even SEEING him, c’mon Mike can’t you see the amazing girl right infront of you? So she is a bit insecure, clingy and depends on you, you two are made for one another. It is clear as day!

Willy September 23, 2010, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #94892

What Zensae said.

D18 September 23, 2010, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #94894

Maybe the next Page, Paulo will sing ” Oops, I did it again” :P

BCB fan September 23, 2010, 9:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #94935

aww paulo <3 lucy

dranor44 September 23, 2010, 11:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #94938

Paulo is trying so hard to push him downstairs.

Matt Pushinka September 23, 2010, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #94953

I think the best part of this plotline will be when Paulo wakes up from his coma, thirty years later, and weeps bitter tears.

The Color Herple September 23, 2010, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #94959


‘Nuff said.

*edit: A CAT IS FINE TOO.*

Karori September 23, 2010, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #94979

Any page now, Paulo’s gonna wake up and see Lucy and be all, “BAAWW, THAT SHOULD’A HAPPENED! D’:”

Oh, well, back to tedious old reality…

Solario the Visored September 23, 2010, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #94984

A weird daydream, and Paulo is pretty screwed in real life. I mean, he did the right thing that night, but then David led him into a huge mess and now this relationship that would have been wonderful now seems almost entirely impossible.


Invisible September 23, 2010, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #94991

*Cue Mike apearing*

Mike: Hey! what are you guys doing?

Paulo: oh we are sort of celebrating.

Mike: Celebrating what?

Paulo: that Lucy is not Pregnant

Mike: WHAT?!?!


Ark September 23, 2010, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #94992


Invisible September 23, 2010, 5:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #95020


YYCSamsungWave September 23, 2010, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #95022

Mike should get his own back for the Cheater thing that Paulo did to him really early on because he has Jasmine and tess.
cheater, Cheater, CHEATER, CHEATER!!!!!! D=

YYCSamsungWave September 23, 2010, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #95054

i want this to be real. too bad it cant be.

TK September 23, 2010, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #95069

^ You mean TOO GOOD.

Shank September 23, 2010, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #95080

Mike has his own: Sandy! :)

happehface September 23, 2010, 7:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #95087

Paulo’s daydream just goes on and on i wonder if the “real” world is already like… what? night?

Yun September 23, 2010, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #95101


wanderingSOUL September 23, 2010, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #95122

Spoiler interruption:

Lucy: Paulo, I have a confession to make…
Paulo: Anything, baby. Just tell me.
Lucy: I was just using you to get closer to David. I’m not sorry.
Paulo’s dad: SPAH SAPPIN’ MAH SON!

… Am I the only one who had this thought after seeing him in that hardhat?

Nonny Mouse September 23, 2010, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #95141

This webcomic is srsly too much like my own love life, it’s not even funny.

Dunno if that’s good or not.

Kiyote September 23, 2010, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #95210

Taeshi was a 14 year old sophomore? I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE. I HAVE BEEN VALIDATED.


Even with cruise control you have to steer.

Hannibal September 23, 2010, 10:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #95301

….. then Paulo found out that he had to move away to Canada and never return…. LOL
I have to say i love the hand holding poses here, really cute.
still PauloXJasmine though.

WolfWhiskers September 23, 2010, 11:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #95304

@Nonny Mouse: Paulo’s Dad, Greg or something: I’m an engineer, that means I solve problems. Not problems like, “Why am I reading this?” because that would fall under the purview of your conundrums of philosophy. I solve practical problems. Fer instance, “how am I going to keep my son from becoming a teenage dad after he knocks up one of his friends?” The answer, “push her down the stairs.” And if that don’t work, “have David push her down the stairs.” *strums guitar*

Fortuna Majoris September 23, 2010, 11:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #95305

team fortress 2 references FTW!

Sandvich September 23, 2010, 11:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #95306

Though, this does bring up a good point.

Who would the cast be in TF2?

I mean, I think Abbey’s Medic material.

And David might just be Chaotic enough to manage the CEness of the Pyro. Or maybe the Demo Man, considering he’s also the resident token black. And is pretty crazy to boot.

Hmm… Paulo’s Dad as the Engineer….

Paulo as the Scout… Probably Yashy would be a Scout as well, given his(?) foul mouth and tendencies towards BONK.

Fortuna Majoris September 23, 2010, 11:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #95307

Augustus = Spy.

J. Vincero (Jerk) September 23, 2010, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #95309

We ever figure out what weapons the cast would use in an RPG?

I’m thinking David would probably try to wield Paulo but settle for that one kid that has a restraining order on him, upgrading to larger and more improbable characters.

Up until he’s somehow wielding Paulo despite the fact that Paulo is also present at the battle as a character and not as a weapon.

Or maybe he’d just do that from the getgo…

Fortuna Majoris September 23, 2010, 11:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #95310

:) this is very cute~ great job!

Blooofirefly September 23, 2010, 11:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #95311

I find this PauloXLucy vs. MikeXLucy debate really interesting.
On one hand you have Mike who has always been there for Lucy but years of abuse of that relationship have left him Bitter and hurt.

And on the other you have Paulo who has been the back up for Lucy in the support when Mike is gone it is Paulo who always steps in BUT Paulo has always been in one way or another a jerk. Its not as extreme as Mikes Blow up, but I mean getting a bunch of girls to beat up Mike, Rejecting Lucy then sleeping two other girls……
I like both of these Characters but at the same time they have their flaws. I dont think that we should be putting the “Hate” on either of them. They are just normal teenage boys, most of them are jerks by nature around that age anyway (good guys all in all but jerks in some small way).

Honestly I dont know who Lucy should go with both sides have their Ups and downs and, if they worked out all the teenage angst, would be great relationships
I would like to know other peoples oppion … (pointing out positives about them, not how much of a jerk one is….. i think we have all heard enough of that)

Voice September 23, 2010, 11:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #95313

Voice, you are a god, you basically summed up my thoughts on the relationships better than I could ever have done. You sir, have earned yourself a Sandvich….sorry but I just ate it

Sandvich September 24, 2010, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #95314

I just read through all 400+ comics and am now completely hooked. This is the first comic that I have ever wanted to read so much that three updates a week feels like three updates a year. ;~;

Pick Yer Poison September 24, 2010, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #95317

Your argument raises a good point. and while this may be pointless to point out, Paulo was tricked into sleeping with those two girls, and regretted it afterwards.

scott pilgrim September 24, 2010, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #95318

*faints* you…. are…. my ….. Hero
I love your oppions on this subject and I also love the fact that you never “hate” on either Paulo or Mike but you say positive things about them I read all your comments….. sorry i sound like a creeper but still YOU ROCK

Thanks for the compliment coming from you it means the world

Voice September 24, 2010, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #95319

@Scott Pilgrim
what do you mean tricked? Its not that i dont agree with you its just i never looked at it that way
can you explains since im slow :D
please and thank you

Oh and also its not an agrument..

Voice September 24, 2010, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #95320

@Scott Pilgrim
I’m willing to bet he was tricked on the first girl (in other words, seduced, or just got drunk), but the second time with the dog girl, I’m pretty sure he knew what he was getting into.

Well I myself am a MikeXLucy shipper, but I do see the good parts of Paolo. Sure, he can be a jerk and *** at times, but so can Mike. Lucy has also been treating him pretty badly for a while, so I can sort of understand why he’s so mad at her.

Paolo, while a good guy to Lucy, can still be a jerk. The fact that he rejected Lucy, but then went on to sleep with two other girls (albeit, the first time was kind of an accident) and then dates a third, younger one shows that.

If LucyXPaolo turns out to be the One True Pairing of the comic, my only hope is that Mike and Lucy at least fix their friendship up and Lucy and Mike are happy. Seeing them so angry at one another is sad, really. If LucyXMike is the OTP, I hope Paolo and Mike can learn to respect each other, at the very least.

King September 24, 2010, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #95321

i really dont care who gets with who as long as they are no longer on war terms with each other happy little kittens would be nice to see.
Also thats what i was thinking about the whole sex thing he could be tricked the first time (because of drinking) but i really dont get how he was tricked the secound time I hope Scott Pilgrim comes back and explains it im really interested in their view

Voice September 24, 2010, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #95324

>_< You’ve just reminded me of how crap life was in highschool,lol. I just read every page, and now I’m addicted, but now I can’t eat cuz of that weird feeling you get when you realize you’ve done something similar. Even though its Cats Dogs and Yoshi’s, this is an amazing representation of life for teens, the real drama, and some of the fictitious parts as well. All in all, this is some bad *** ****. Though I can’t help but want to punch Mike and Lucy over and over and over, I’ve been doing the self-visualized me in this, and beating the hell out of those two Over and Over and Over!!! OMG! The frustration those two cause!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAH! ….Anyways, I’m going to annoy the world else where with my David-like attitude…. o_O it’s like you know me…, but don’t….O_O whoa….

The one and Only September 24, 2010, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #95336

Wait the dates of these coments are tomaro

Cyber sandwi September 24, 2010, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #95339

I know I am breaching the subject of the daydream paradox sh*t but just wondering about how he said at the start that it would have been bad if this happened but I don’t see anything bad about it. Unless the world gets destroyed in the next page and that was somehow caused by Paulo making out with Lucy. Also Lake and lake are the same person so don’t ask about that.

lake September 24, 2010, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #95340

Re: MikexLucy vs. PauloxLucy vs. PauloxMike.

The solution is quite simple people… ;)

Fortuna Majoris September 24, 2010, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #95342

Why would anyone ask about upper and lower cases Lake?

PS: I like using caps a lot.

Lake's friend September 24, 2010, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #95344

It just occurred to me that we never see their feet, and now we do, they’re STUMPS!!!

*DUN DUN DUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuhnnnnn…*

Lake's Mortal Enemy September 24, 2010, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #95345

Mike isn’t allowed to be shipped because, as stated by Taeshi herself, MikeXSandy is OTP.

That is all.

iiNaoki September 24, 2010, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #95349

Where is the next page?! D: It’s after midnight already, and still no page!! Late.. laaaaate *points* ;-;

Nyanko September 24, 2010, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #95351

It’s 10:43 here!

Kate September 24, 2010, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #95352

08:46 here :V

Zoey September 24, 2010, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #95353

3:52 pm here

John Doe September 24, 2010, 3:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #95354

10 am here.

Tim September 24, 2010, 4:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #95355

I’m checking this every few minutes!

Kate September 24, 2010, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #95356

ya 11:03 here now :o
tae’s gonna be in trouble

someone September 24, 2010, 4:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #95357

lolz still no new page ;)

Mblaze September 24, 2010, 4:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #95358

You becha sis

Kate September 24, 2010, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #95359

yeaa :D

Mblaze September 24, 2010, 4:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #95360

3:07 AM here. :<

F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5

Pick Yer Poison September 24, 2010, 4:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #95361

it 4.12 pm here and i cant see a new page,,,,,T_T

Ken September 24, 2010, 4:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #95362

4:13 here, come on …
eh, ninja’d -.-

DarthFennec September 24, 2010, 4:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #95363

4:14 pm…. Need a defibrillator in here soon lol.

Marksman September 24, 2010, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #95364


Kate September 24, 2010, 4:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #95366

hmm… 6:35pm… I just got up to here and I’ve been reading for the last 2 days… I will admit this is one of the best things I’ve ever read…..^.^

LB September 24, 2010, 4:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #95367

*agree* ^^

Kate September 24, 2010, 4:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #95368

Hey look at me, I’m just like everyone else upset about the comic not being posted at an exact time because I’ve been spoon fed updates by every other comic that I have no patience for when a comic doesn’t come out and wipe my *** at the same time :I

Scarfy September 24, 2010, 4:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #95369

Thank you Scarfy.

kara-yasuragi September 24, 2010, 4:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #95370


Kate September 24, 2010, 4:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #95371

Agree to all the above from Kate and bellow!… its now 6:55pm… Hmm… Pizza^.^

LB September 24, 2010, 4:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #95372

scarfy i agree but u shouldent push teashilh hard i did and i regreted it take r time teashilh

Meg September 24, 2010, 5:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #95373

its 2:01 PM here :)

FOX BOY September 24, 2010, 5:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #95374

where do you live?

Meg September 24, 2010, 5:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #95375

its 7:03

Meg September 24, 2010, 5:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #95376


FOX BOY September 24, 2010, 5:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #95377

if the ‘did it’ then i really hope they had protection…

lakie September 24, 2010, 5:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #95378

Meg… I was kidding… I’m making fun of everyone posting their times, as if that’s going to make Taeshi post any faster :I They post when they can on the days they’re supposed to be posted. It’s nice to see people checking so much, but at the same time it’s kind of stupid to see such impatience…

P.S. Ellipsis

Scarfy September 24, 2010, 5:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #95379

Just think of it as a compliment as to how much we love the comic… :P

Marksman September 24, 2010, 5:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #95380


Kate September 24, 2010, 5:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #95381

omg its 12:08 and still…

Mblaze September 24, 2010, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #95382

Hey Kate, where do you live? Because here it’s just 11.08

NoPain September 24, 2010, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #95392

she lives in estonia

Mblaze September 24, 2010, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #95535

>< I’m sorry for starting the time thing DX this is actually the most-updated webcomic I’ve ever read. Thank you Taeshi for keeping this comic updated.. we(at least I) love you ;-;

Nyanko September 24, 2010, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #95781

…this is all david’s fault.

Of Paulo&Lucy, Mike&Lucy, Paulo&Tess, Mike&Daisy, Mike&Sandy (albeit completely unreasonable), Daisy&Augustus (which is really nonexistent now), Daisy&Abbey, and all these other insane pairings…

…I’m rooting for Sue&McCain.

Mr. Klaus September 24, 2010, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #96177

@iiNaoki: lolwut

Fortuna Majoris September 26, 2010, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #97110

I am a MikexLucy fan NO MORE!!! LucyxPaulo!!! :D :D :) :)

Waffles :D September 27, 2010, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #106333

did they use protection this time?

ACDC KING October 17, 2010, 6:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #128976

Paulo’s really barking up the wrong tree.

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #135488

At first I thought Paulo was a sexest jerk… Now I’m rooting for them :). I’m still mad m
Mike rejected Lucy.

Adelaide December 5, 2010, 8:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #135681

i dont like sandy coming into the picture!!!!!!!! MIKExLUCY 4EVA!!!!

Adelaide December 6, 2010, 9:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #137803

tree sex 8^D

Kikikiki December 21, 2010, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #138183

i think Mike is a great guy don’t get me wrong …. but he was a bit of a self centered Jerk saying that Lucy couldn’t live without him and that she needed him to protect her. I feel that Paulo deserves to be with Lucy.

Tigerkitty December 22, 2010, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #139648

I really love the last four panels~ Such a sweet moment together

ShadowFox December 30, 2010, 4:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #150128

….. I gotta say, is Paulo in a coma?

Rideps1 March 3, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #156197

Wait did they just have sex AGAIN? :unsure:

Subject-Delta April 10, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #156840

I died earlier today… After the Mike and Lucy fight. Knowing they might not be together. It hurt and felt nice when Sandy and Michael talked on the phone. But this comic chapter nailed the coffin for my heart.

Zed April 13, 2011, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #157469

*sigh* Paulo, did you learn NOTHING the last time?

Cody-Lynn April 19, 2011, 11:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #159505

In ze seventh panel… d—did they do it AGAIN?


Rrrrrichtofen April 29, 2011, 3:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #160424

I’m crying right now
theyt are from sheer sweetness and felling for paulo.

Razzle Dazzle Baby WOO! May 8, 2011, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #161977

:o naughty cats :P

Reptilezero May 18, 2011, 10:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #162712

I’m crying right…Not because this isn’t the best chapter ever, which it is…but…


NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 22, 2011, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #166439

Wow when i first started reading this chapter i thought “Wait…what?” then i looked at the title and then it ‘clicked’ and i was going O.O wow what a great imagined side story :D

Themanofpower June 10, 2011, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #167099


XRT SuperSonic June 14, 2011, 9:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #169238

Noooooo WHAT A SH-IT SIDE Story it was uncalled for Thank GOD it’s almost over * achievement unlocked insane rant completed * YAY

WallyMcChestHigh June 26, 2011, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #171101

Dreams do come true!!

L33T N|NJ4 July 7, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #177472

I swear she hears out of that ear when it’s convenient XD

wilkens3 August 17, 2011, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #181178

Um…. I know everyone walks around naked in the world, but did they just bonk right there in the open?

Oh well. I still don’t know where their genitals go when they are not in use.

Fruvous September 8, 2011, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #181882


Paola September 13, 2011, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #185116

:question:so did lucy and Mike has sex cause i saw that one comic O.O

Demon Wolf October 11, 2011, 8:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #186362

i love seeing lucy happy

squeeee(not) October 19, 2011, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #198960

Ftw= fix the watermachine xD
but still LUCYXPAULO FTW! :P

LucyDucy December 10, 2011, 7:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #215051

;) more agustus he rocks and which chap is the one mike tells lucy he hates her

BlackHeart13 April 24, 2012, 9:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #224222

Send this chapter to a friend, five minutes later there would be another Paulox Lucy fan. 8-D

Minty Winter August 1, 2012, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #237496

PAULO did you already froget what resently happened? or at lest almost happened with you and lucy??!?!

paula January 27, 2013, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #238172

Yay no yiff!

Bell_the_gaomon February 3, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #238525

Now she is pregnant.

Winters February 9, 2013, 2:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #290848

This arc has a REALLY strange standard for censorship. :P

Seriously though, I really wish this was the main canon. I don’t see anything here as Paulo or Lucy being “out-of-character” at all. Both of them (and to an extent, everyone in this comic) is just misunderstood. This arc forces Lucy to develop a less icy, more likeable disposition overall. That frees Mike from Lucy’s clingy back-and-forth love/hostility and is definitely good for his overall peace of mind… and hers.

This arc also reveals that Paulo really isn’t an ******* deep down: he’s just socially messed up from very poor advice. (advice he only took in the first place because he wanted to impress Lucy!)

As for the weirdness of it all being a daydream: David used his fourth-wall breaking powers, and bestowed upon Paulo the temporary ability to see other possible universes through his daydreams! 8-D

I love the writing so far. Very much.

Mark December 3, 2014, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #292271

This couple has to be canon, like Paulo and Lucy would really be a great fit together, and Lucy does not deserve Mike (for obvious reasons if you had read past chapter 68), and I think Paulo’s gonna be a great daddy since he handled Alegria pretty well 8-D

MOMGETDACAMERA January 10, 2015, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #292399

*When I read the fourth panel* D: Oh yes, because that all went SO~ well the last time. ( I said sarcastically 8-D )

RandomFandom January 16, 2015, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #295466

I think I just broke my iPhone casing just because of how much cuteness overloaded in my emotions

HappyThyExceed March 13, 2015, 6:52 PM EST.

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