Another Path — Page 8
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Veronica: mildly early update time awwyeah.


Lucy wanted to run way ahead so that they could separate to other parts of the school.. since otherwise they’d still be walking together! How awkward!

oh pauloxlucy, what struggles you find yourself in.

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Comment ID #77954

C’mon Lucy! Accept Paulo, he just opened his heart to you, he was there in you time of greatest need. Give him a chance he’s not gonna hurt you like Mike did! Just give it a chance, and you won’t be let down

Rukral August 18, 2010, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #77955


Scott Pilgrim August 18, 2010, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #77956

Ahhhhh rejection… Run Lucy Ruunnnn

BrownDog August 18, 2010, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #77957

*sigh* I like this dream sequence; Paulo’s one of my favorite characters and it’s nice to see what’s going on in his head, as opposed to how he acts/how the other characters see him.

Hugh August 18, 2010, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #77958

O: ohehmgee u just got rejeeecccctttteeedddddd

Ohai:) August 18, 2010, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #77959

stab my heart again, why don’t you

SpaceMouse August 18, 2010, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #77960

Ouch. I hate day dream Lucy!

Six August 18, 2010, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #77963

ha just like all my relationships!!

Ko Tenn August 18, 2010, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #77964

Ouchh…. poor Paulo.

Rachel Vang August 18, 2010, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #77965

*Takes Paulo and sits him down for a guy to guy talk*

Paulo… I give you credit for making your daydream so real. But come on man, you’re just beating your self up! You need to start thinking about seeing if you can finally get Tess to agree with you about going out with you, and you better try like hell since you hurt her with your ONS stunts!

If everything goes south on you, I’m sure Jasmine would let you cry on her shoulder, and you could start fresh with her… Just don’t screw it up. Hell she saved you from the train wreck!

Vincent August 18, 2010, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #77966

Awwwwwwwww, poor Paulo, then again this is a dream, so that means he just got rejected in his own dreams…………. Double Ouch

Chronos August 18, 2010, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #77967

paulo= rejected. i am still all for pauloxlucy. :)

cimsondarkwolf August 18, 2010, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #77968

Well this sux.

ChrisDVazquez August 18, 2010, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #77969

For Paulo….. But I knew that would happen. She just wanted to get some. Anyways doesn’t matter it’s just a fantasy.

ChrisDVazquez August 18, 2010, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #77970

17 pages left still, I saw this one coming. Michael and Paulo will have an awkward moment!

kLV3s August 18, 2010, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #77971

man paulo and lucy would beee like AMMAAZZINGG togethhherr!!!! dannnnggg lol whatever

Aly August 18, 2010, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #77972

Poor Paulo.

Poor Paulo.

Poor Paulo.

Poor Paulo.

Hey guys!

Poor Paulo.

Maverik August 18, 2010, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #77973

rich paulo

Taeshi August 18, 2010, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #77975

PFFHAHAHA, TAE. I was gunna comment saying ‘Poor Paulo’ then I saw the ‘rich paulo’…

Kaya August 18, 2010, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #77977

This is how this whole senario works out in a basketballgame: In the second half it seems that Team Lucy’s defence is weaker than before. What’s this? Team Paulo has just stolen the ball! He shoots…he scores! How can Team Lucy come back from this? It seems they’re still upset that Team Paulo has scored. Paulo takes the ball and takes it all the way…TO LUCY’S BASKET??!! He shoots and… DENIED!!!!!

Draixen August 18, 2010, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #77979


Sano~ August 18, 2010, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #77980

Sorry if my B-Ball coment makes no sence I just woke up with an hour and a half of sleep… still…very..ti*yawn*red…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzz….*head hits keyboard* jdhf asdsah? as/d kldfhdfgayhgfas

Draixen August 18, 2010, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #77981


Also, lawl at the “Poor Paulo. (x4) Hi guys! Poor Paulo.” and “rich paulo”…

Yoshi-Fue August 18, 2010, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #77982

Man paulo’s a loser… he can’t even get lucy to stay with him in his own daydream

lolwut August 18, 2010, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #77983

Jeesh. Women and their ‘thinking’.

Zero August 18, 2010, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #77984

Yeah, that’s what she’d probably do. This chapter seems more like an alternate timeline than a daydream, and I’m OK with that.

What’s less pleasant is that I’ve now got
this running through my head. It’s actually appropriate here.

Black Mantha August 18, 2010, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #77985

for a daydream, he’s being awfully big on the drama.

ChewySmokey August 18, 2010, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #77986

Comment system didn’t take the link. “this” should’ve linked to

Black Mantha August 18, 2010, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #77987

anyone else think this would make a cool anime?

Mr.Dude August 18, 2010, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #77988

@Mr.Dude: Yes it would! :D

Flame-LoneWolf August 18, 2010, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #77989

Rukral: He took advantage of her at her time of greatest need. That’s a really slimy thing to do… and he KNEW better. You saying “But he opened his heart to her” is silly.

You and your silly pairings.

Titanium Dragon August 18, 2010, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #77990

somehow, i feel so empty after reading this comic…
*sigh* well that’s just me: feeling all down after reading a sad comic…
heh, i love this comic though…

neja August 18, 2010, 3:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #77991

I think this Paulo daydream has turned out to be more depressing to me than the whole LucyxMike fiasco…

I..I think I’m in love with an animal in a comic. ;___;


Sock August 18, 2010, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #77992

And still 17 pages to go

(nameless) August 18, 2010, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #77995

how long will this daydream go for?

Lake August 18, 2010, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #77996

This Is Hard To Believe Itz A Day Dream
Cant Wait Till Friday<33

coldcrush August 18, 2010, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #77997

Man… I wish my high school days had been even a fraction of how interesting their lives seem.

Patches August 18, 2010, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #77998

Middle-class Paulo.

Glasses August 18, 2010, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #77999

._. I had high hopes for Paulo’s daydream.. I though maybe he’d come to regret not frisking Lucy .-.

Nyanko August 18, 2010, 3:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #78000


Straw August 18, 2010, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #78001

Well, worth the try, Paulo. Who knows? Maybe she’ll accept in his daydream.

RyuPuma August 18, 2010, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #78003

Heh! I can’t help but laugh fer some reason at Paulo’s reaction! It’s just all “Ah…..bu…….. …HMPH.” XD ….does that make me a bad person fer laughin’? D:

Jessica U. Ingmann August 18, 2010, 3:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #78005

Sometimes…I think Lucy looks like a fish.

This page..this is one of those times.

Sock August 18, 2010, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #78006

Awwww. honestly. I hope Paulo and Tess hook back up. i really liked them as a couple. im a PauloxTess person. and a MikeXLucy person.

Sasha Nekosune August 18, 2010, 4:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #78007

I feel OWNED!
Because of this “regrets” man!!

Lucy thinking about it.Mike can easily know what happened to Lucy in this daydream

kirkiss August 18, 2010, 4:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #78010

Damn dude, Paulo has some realistic daydreams. He gets owned even in his fantasies

wraithtaker August 18, 2010, 4:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #78011

GURL POST! no wait… im a tomboy…..


The day dream sequence seems like something paulo.. would want? WHATS GOING ON O.O

Zoey August 18, 2010, 4:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #78012

I’ve thought about something like this happening to me. Heck, I had a friend try to look to me for comfort for “semi” breaking up with her BF. I did what Pablo did originally: comfort but deny. I was awkward but it keeps the friendship intact. I saw this happening, which is why i never did it…

mistervale August 18, 2010, 4:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #78016

since this isn’t real it’s lacking in interestingness -.-

Skelei August 18, 2010, 4:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #78017

I think the daydream will end in a few slides and Paulo will be back in reality. Then he’ll try wooing Lucy again and see if he’ll get rejected.

Furry August 18, 2010, 5:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #78018


Lindsay August 18, 2010, 5:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #78019

….I think I like this more than the actual events.

But at least Paulo did he right thing in the real world. I just feel like theres more interesting things to go from here.

I hope this daydream sets him in motion to repair things with her.

first time posting August 18, 2010, 5:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #78020

I like this it’s like the opposite of what happened in the original non-day dream comic. As Paulo said that he didn’t do awkward, where as here he is somewhat in a conundrum.

Corporal August 18, 2010, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #78023

Yep hmph is a good way to put it

Magnus August 18, 2010, 5:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #78026

Ah, the old “Let me think about it.” sure it’ll buy you some time Lucy, but in the end you’ll find yourself in his arms while he looks deep into your eyes wishing for the right answer

Lynx August 18, 2010, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #78079

Her obsession over Mike will kill her.

Ana (aka Knux-the-Killer) August 18, 2010, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #78089

You’re right ana.
Her obsession over Mike is allready makeing me sick.

Zach August 18, 2010, 6:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #78102

Poor Paulo…

But it is not meant to be. IT’S NOT D:

JOFOXX August 18, 2010, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #78106

Damn, even in his dreams he can’t have her. Poor Paulo, at least you still got Jasmine.

Silvermane August 18, 2010, 7:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #78110

Still PauloxJasmine, but can’t decide on LucyxMike or SandyxMike. But hell, that was aaaawwwkward….

Elliot August 18, 2010, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #78116

I get the feeling that Dream-Paulo is going to end up with Dream-Lucy, convincing real Paulo to ask real Lucy out. Theeen he might get rejected in some hilarious way because Taeshi’s just brilliant at that. Or maybe David will appear in the dream and do something completely impossible. Well, that’s dreams for you. :D

Elliot August 18, 2010, 7:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #78124

Wait jasmine? Is there some character not introduced to the public?

Lt_amazil August 18, 2010, 7:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #78127

Whos jasmine???


Comment ID #78128

you guys need to RTFM

Poor Paulo…I guess he is afraid of getting hurt according to this daydream
Anyway I also am still PauloXJasmine

Iris August 18, 2010, 8:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #78129

Well WOW Rejection sucks ***

John.F August 18, 2010, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #78131

Sucks to be Paulo right now.

LC-DDM August 18, 2010, 8:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #78132

paulo you just got burned so bad that God is checking his feet for blisters and he dosent no why

firestar August 18, 2010, 8:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #78133

Interesting. I would have prefered an outburst, but at least we know that Paulo wont die…yet. Lets hope daydream Tess doesn’t get ahold of him :)

— — —
Run Amok with a Pencil in Hand

X-Saber August 18, 2010, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #78135

Wait what? Some people don’t know who Jasmine is?!

Go read Back and Forth! RIGHT NOW

Ace August 18, 2010, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #78136

oh… poor paulo, luckily it’s just a daydream :)

BCB fan August 18, 2010, 9:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #78141

Sad people who don’t know who Jasmine is. :( That one freshman that likes Paulo, of course!

X-Saber August 18, 2010, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #78147

Paulo, that’s real talk men! Wow, sincere and serious moment here. o.o Waiting to see what’s next in this story.

Frustrated Writer August 18, 2010, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #78149

And then many a pornography was made later that day.

Gabriel Kaxbe August 18, 2010, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #78153

Fff god I love the way you draw eyes. They’re cute but not in the super-annoying desu-kawaii way. They’re… simple but expressive? Idk how to describe it D:

kate August 18, 2010, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #78154

heheh.. “Hmph” x3
i love that!!
cant wait till friday!!

cats4ever98 August 18, 2010, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #78155

omg Lucy is blushing!

cats4ever98 August 18, 2010, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #78158



Bob the Tomato August 18, 2010, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #78159

lol @ Kaxbe

So. This…. this. Is this…. yes. Even in a day-dream, Lucy’s reluctant. Novo-Paulo gettin’ in the way, or does Paulo want the hard-to-get Lucy? You decide!

Call 555-0001 for the first option, 555-0002 for the second, or 555-0003 for me immediately shut my mou-………..

Obsidian August 18, 2010, 10:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #78161

Oh dang, his face in the last panel.

Used, and then emotionally bruised. ><

I guess this is the main reason why Paulo x Lucy would be near impossible to work out. Lucy had only wanted to have sex with him because she wanted to forget about Mike. If he had actually gone through with what she wanted, it’s doubtful that she would have stayed. I hate to say it, but as emotionally broken and beserk Lucy was, it doesn’t change the fact that she was using Paulo. If she could learn to love him just for him, and not just to forget about Mike, then the pairing would have been perfect. But unfortunately this isn’t so, and Paulo knows that, judging from this moment in his daydream.

And this is why he likes Jessica so much. She wants to get to know him, she probably likes him a lot already, and it’s not because she wants to get over an ex or anything. She really cares.

Skygaze August 18, 2010, 10:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #78164

first of all i like your name! x3 hehheh gummy bears…
and second i think its that girl he went with to that club..

cats4ever98 August 18, 2010, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #78165

Paulo totally ought stick to his new GF

Not an indecisive bother like lucy

G.Arcantos August 18, 2010, 10:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #78167

So it seems that Paulo made the right decision after all.

MacFluffers August 18, 2010, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #78169

Hmph, I am still PauloXLucy. One day they will be together!!!!!!

Tickles August 18, 2010, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #78170

Oooh nooo Paulo!! It’s okay, budd. I love you anyways :3

Aglette August 18, 2010, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #78171

thats the longest and most detailed daydream ever :)

TheShadowMonster August 18, 2010, 11:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #78185

Pobre Paulo realmente es muy doloroso que alguien a la que tu le entregaste todo te rechaze y te acepte sin decirte nada… :S

Josie August 18, 2010, 11:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #78189

and its outta here number 5 pualo thought he could get a rebound but was deeeeenined by number 10 lucy……………………burn lol

wanderingSOUL August 18, 2010, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #78190

Paulo got rejected~ Paulo got rejected~
uh huh huh huh.. :P lol

Choko August 18, 2010, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #78191

Y’know, wouldn’t suprise me if this entire chapter leads up to Lucy finally saying “Yes”, then suddenly, everyone is reminded this is a dream-like chapter, and the story continues from where (( I assume )) it left off. ^^

Nothing ever happened. >:c

Viewer who rarely posts. August 18, 2010, 12:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #78192

that’s true, but we learn a lot about the inner-Paulo. He isn’t always in a man-***** mind set.

Kurt August 18, 2010, 12:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #78193


Bambalooza August 18, 2010, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #78199

Sad :C

Kass August 18, 2010, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #78201

wah wah wah

awsomesauce August 18, 2010, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #78204

Oh no! :(

em August 18, 2010, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #78205

FFFFF regarding my previous post, I meant Jasmine >< WHY MUST I CONFUSE THEM.

Skygaze August 18, 2010, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #78211

Uguu :C

Profesor Rod August 18, 2010, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #78212

this daydream makes me sad =(

LilGreenChocobo August 18, 2010, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #78214

Jasmine Is Overrated. -Awaits Flame Mail-

Not Regarding that, I can see hostility in the future.

Vent August 18, 2010, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #78215

This is so sad! on both ends! Poor Lucy doesnt know what do do, Paulos feeling lime ****…and Mike…well i dont know about mike but MAN talk about weird

Trev August 18, 2010, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #78218

Wow…I guess Mike has a good reason to reject Lucy “OBSESSION”

I wonder what it would be like if Mike said yes…MAKE ANOTHER DAY DREAM TAESHI XD

Sandvich August 18, 2010, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #78219

In other news: Rejected Paulo is rejected cue the random beat downs…

Sandvich August 18, 2010, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #78228

THIS… Is why I keep love out my life

Gaka August 18, 2010, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #78235



Hyper August 18, 2010, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #78240

Ugh,I bet if this whole thing was Mike in Paulo’s shoes and Paulo in Mike’s she’d have said yes.

Lucy.You upset me to no end.

Choco August 18, 2010, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #78247

Wow, even in his daydreams he gets rejected. XD

WingedFlame August 18, 2010, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #78253

one word paulo… fail.

noobminator August 18, 2010, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #78267

Paulo gets no tough breaks, obviously. He even loses in his own day-dreams! That would be terrible.
On second thought, I should go back and un-type ‘would’, and instead type ‘does’.

Blue August 18, 2010, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #78268

Hmph… On a side note, at least Paulo doesn’t have to fight Mike now, i.e. Scott Pilgrim vs the World (oh, amazing movie btw).

MCP010 August 18, 2010, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #78270

@WingedFlame lol your right rofl

j the fourth August 18, 2010, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #78274

This daydream thing is getting boring. I want to see the actual story. Snap out of it Paulo!

Wilddwarf August 18, 2010, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #78282

this is still a daydream?is this how Paulo wished it would happen?Most likly.(spelling fail) RUN LUCY

suyi August 18, 2010, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #78291

Wahhhh! Paulo!!! You’ll find a way some day!!! (daydream or not. paulo x lucy is tehshmex)

kara-yasuragi August 18, 2010, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #78311

Paulo got pwned

that guy August 18, 2010, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #78313

I agree, the dream saga is getting old.

Can we at least put the update at 5 days a week? 3 updates a week of incentive comments for two whole months about a daydream is kind of ridiculous… especially since the last arc was a filler :/

R Diver August 18, 2010, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #78318

lol driver thinks he matters

b August 18, 2010, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #78322

More like I hate to see a quality comic suffer for two months on what-if fandom.

R Diver August 18, 2010, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #78327

Paulo’s mind may be dull looking. But the surprisingly complexity of his thoughts make up for it…

Would that make David’s thoughts look enlightening. But with straightforward thoughts?

KuroKan August 18, 2010, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #78331

good thing the only true pairing is MikexLucy. It makes reading this a whole lot less paiful

Darkdrake August 18, 2010, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #78332

true but pauloxlucy is so awesome just because its a major possibility

cheshiregirl August 18, 2010, 8:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #78340

WTF, R Driver… Taeshi has a life and a job, she can’t devote herself that much into the comic and I’m pretty sure it was her choice to take it down this path. Your say really doesn’t matter because regardless she’s still going to continue, everyone else seems to be fine with it. She isn’t going to start updating 5 days a week just because you’re a whiny bitch. Deal with it. The comic isn’t going to ‘suffer’ because she’s showing an alternate path. It’s an arc she chose to put in.

Kaya August 18, 2010, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #78343

Hey R.Driver dude seriously shut the hell up and just shut up

1.Taeshi has a life
2. she doesnt need to cater to your every whim,so go **** yourself *** **** ****
4.Be ****ing patient,the comic will be updated when it’s updated no need to rush omg
5.Taeshi has a job,as stated above
6.R Driver you’re a stupid ****

BRO,YOU’RE AN *******.

Dr.John August 18, 2010, 8:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #78344

Why, Dr. John, you bring up an interesting point. BCB is the one comic I follow that doesn’t update like, once a month. Instead it updates 3 days a week, and yet I find myself being way more impatient for these pages than I am for other webcomics. What is this? Have we all been spoiled? Or is my life that empty and miserable? *ponder*

*peers down* …. no creepy ad, I don’t want to join your dating site for hot people x_x

Skygaze August 18, 2010, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #78345

Harsh for paulo.

Kitmaro August 18, 2010, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #78347

Trolls be trollin’

The Sarcastic Spoon August 18, 2010, 9:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #78351

Pink or Punk? Find your style on Stardoll!!!!!

Taeshi August 18, 2010, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #78353

R Diver,

I’m sorry that you’re tiring of the daydream. The current chapter kind of is “filler”, and it’s certainly not shaded with the same care as other chapters, but there’s a purpose behind it and the 3 day a week schedule. The book being worked on is difficult to do, and so we went through various options before deciding on polishing up this too-good-to-just-be-incentive chapter to be of a quality worth posting for the next two months.

The alternatives were either less than 3 days a week (which we never want to do), delaying the book until some unspecified time where Veronica would have time to make content for it (it has already been delayed like a year) or a hiatus. I think this was the better of the choices, and even if it’s a daydream it explores an alternate scenario that Veronica is obsessed with.

The last chapter totally wasn’t filler, though! People begged for a Sandy chapter, and there are plans in motion regarding more chapters with her. I am not sure how it counts as filler except that it didn’t involve the regular main characters.

Edit: I think people are being a little rude above. There’s nothing wrong with criticism.

SuitCase August 18, 2010, 9:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #78358


J. Vincero (Jerk) August 18, 2010, 9:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #78360


ANinnyMouse August 18, 2010, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #78378

Did anyone else notice that as it being a daydream by Paulo, he’s got no illusion that Lucy would outright say no?

I mean, even when I replay rejection though my head, I never make it exactly like what would happen, because I can’t be that cruel to myself.

Tim August 18, 2010, 10:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #78381

I can understand the motivation. And god knows how many good comics like this one go on hiatus (the recently finished Anders <3 Maria comes to mind.) It’s just hard to see something with such a solid story line take a couple months for a what-if chapter, that’s all.
I considered the Sandy chapter more of a filler as there wasn’t much continuation in the plot. I did enjoy the character development, however. If there was a little more of a teaser step before this current arc I’d probably have a very different opinion.
Still a wonderful comic overall though. And Paulo is one of my favorites *sigh*

And flamers: Chill kids. If the comic wasn’t worthwhile and I didn’t think the material was written well (like your angry points are trying to say?) then I wouldn’t be posting.

R Diver August 18, 2010, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #78382

R Diver is a class act.

J. Vincero (Jerk) August 18, 2010, 10:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #78385

Even with this heartfelt lovey good flowing from Paulo’s chest… I’m still LucyxMichael.

Of course… *snicker* There’s always PauloxMichael… but I’ll leave that for the fan-fiction writers.

Mookie August 18, 2010, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #78387


This is what my mind is yelling at me.

Read the ENTIRE series in one day. Never again will I do such a thing.


Love the style you have now, also loved seeing it evolve over time. I kinda wish my life was as DRAMALLAMATIC like this….well, okay, HALF as dramatic.

Now I want to read more of this as it comes out! *Bookmarked*

ALSO, I’m still holding out for LucyxMichael, even though it still seems completely farfetche’d* at this point

*See wut I did thar ID

Rockdio August 18, 2010, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #78388

Lucy in panels 4,7, and 8 is beyond adorableeee

Silver August 18, 2010, 10:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #78389

Damn? I left for a while and now I’m back just to see this place going insane about the daydream! Please Internet people all of us are just human. Taeshi is very busy,has a life and Suitcase already explained the reason for the love of New Jersey! and its true some people are rude. Taeshi just do what YOU want! this is your life your comic! Deal with it everybody. I don’t feel going random for today thanks to thee jejemons in HERE!

8feet August 18, 2010, 10:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #78390

oh ok now you settle down,cool

Dr.John August 18, 2010, 10:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #78391

oh and im being rude ok,i guess im the one telling taeshi to update 5 days a week

Dr.John August 18, 2010, 10:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #78398

Wow! Even in his own daydream Paulo still gets rejected! XD He’s a realist, even if just a little bit.

Wolf_Gem August 18, 2010, 11:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #78400

@Dr.John if your mentioning me then…no no you ain’t rude at all. yep we cool. sorry if I did not replied because I discovered that one of my friend in the internet just broke up with her boyfriend after saying horrible things to her like “If I am going to hurt I am going to drag you down with me.” and then his hell broke loose upon her. After that she began posting arts showing how she feel right now. her name is Zerna

8feet August 18, 2010, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #78407

I’ve been thinking on what Daydream Paulo said to Daydream Lucy, and I think I know some thing that might have worked better!

“I can’t force you, and I know you don’t love me.” Pause

” I can’t guarantee it will work out. I can’t make any promises about forever and I don’t want to. But I want to try… Even if we crash and burn.” *Embrace Lucy more*


Vincent August 18, 2010, 11:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #78420

i has to say this GO TEAM PAULO :P button ref in shop

the suspicious one August 19, 2010, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #78424

Oh yeah, Jasmine’s cool for Paulo. And he and her connnneeeeccccttttt.

kLV3s August 19, 2010, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #78425

Woah, there Doc!

R Diver Back-up August 19, 2010, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #78429

Omigoodness- started reading this comic and got up to this point- really funny, romantic and for the most part realistic ^.^
Fav. Character- undoubtedly and undeniably Paulo!!! XD I <3 Paulo
I wish this dream were real…>.

casui August 19, 2010, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #78430

I think I should start complaining so I can get to talk to Taeshi too~~<3

Kurt August 19, 2010, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #78434

Even in his DREAMS. LOL XD

Ud the Imp August 19, 2010, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #78439

Wow. Paulo gets rejected even in his imagination! xDDD WIN.

Okami August 19, 2010, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #78440

I #@$%ing hate it when they say let me think about it….. >(

FireRyder August 19, 2010, 3:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #78441

i don’t think think pauloxlucy will work much but….you know its paulo

jj August 19, 2010, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #78457

It just dawned on me that Lucy looks like Carter in the second to last panel.

SkylineFaux August 19, 2010, 7:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #78458

At least she didn’t say “I’ll call you.”
: D

Karo August 19, 2010, 7:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #78459

^It’s still going to be an awkward day in school though.

SkylineFaux August 19, 2010, 7:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #78463

Dr. John, R Driver wasn’t asking to see a new page every day ^^

Oh jeez, Skyline, you’re right. In the original, there was no awkwardness of feelings and Lucy deemed it ‘safe’ to cling to Paulo. Now that he’s brought the L-word in…

Today’s gonna be crazy.

Skygaze August 19, 2010, 7:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #78469

No @8feet you’re not the one i was referring to,also im sorry that happened.

Dr.John August 19, 2010, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #78473

Lucy kinda reminds me of Orual from Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis. She thinks she loves someone, but really it’s just obsession, and in the end she feels like she destroyed their hopes for happiness because she couldn’t stop holding on to them…

…But I still love her anyway xD YAY LUCYxPAULO

MondayHearts August 19, 2010, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #78480

It was still a pretty awkward day for Lucy in the original upon seeing Mike :P

SkylineFaux August 19, 2010, 9:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #78497

@ Skyline (I know, I was just referring to her relationship with Paulo =P) And now it’s double-awkward! =o I wonder what angsty horrors Paulo’s mind will show us next.

Skygaze August 19, 2010, 9:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #78545

@ MondayHearts: I agree and I am thinking maybe Paulo in his daydream thinks he can “save” her and showing her that he truely does care by his persistence

Iris August 19, 2010, 11:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #78559

I think I got burned just reading that X.X

Iamunforgiven221 August 19, 2010, 11:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #78567

if this wans’t a daydream I’d be scared

Dan August 19, 2010, 12:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #78577


How are you? LOL!

Aub August 19, 2010, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #78584

Wait… something’s wrong WHERE’S SCARFNINJA?! He normally hifives ruckral!

Agnus Dei August 19, 2010, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #78592

Really Lucy? REALLY?

Wel you just dropped out of my fav characters…’HMPH’

BLARG August 19, 2010, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #78609

Tee hee, I’ve been a little impatient for the new comic to come out so I decided to skim over the 160+ comments on this page :p

I really do love this series and I can see that everyone else does too ^.^
Everyone is into it that they’re arguing about it with each other! :D

Man, even if it’s HIS daydream, Paulo gets REJECTED.
Damn it, daydream Lucy.

Silly Sally August 19, 2010, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #78620

Please tell me Paulo’s not about to imagine himself moping about all day! O~O

Solario the Visored August 19, 2010, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #78627

(sigh) Paulo… Oh Paulo. why do u never think about these things in your daydreams? You HAVE to just jump right in! Now Lucy is going to feel all bad that she REJECTED you, so eventually she will just go out with you through pity….. Paulo you IDIOT!!!!

KBAM August 19, 2010, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #78634

comics need more alternate stories like this to satisfy more fan-pairings :U

DogWhoCriedBoy August 19, 2010, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #78647

I’m not sure if this will fit but…C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!!!

Mr.Red August 19, 2010, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #78663

UNRELATED COMMENT ALERT!!!! I just realized I’m 355 days older than Lucy.

Draixen August 19, 2010, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #78665

Same thing Silly Sally I’m always reading the comments from anxiety to see the new comic

Thats why I go to youtube and watch funny videos with all my subs, but then again I got all sorts of crap going on in my life so Meh…

Sandvich August 19, 2010, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #78667

Its funny how the cats, dogs and other animals aren’t even 17 or so, and they’re all getting it on, and none of em are preg either, condoms? Also Lucy is the most bipolar and mentally unstable person i know -_- THATS WHY I LOVE THIS COMIC!

Keep it up Taeshi, best comic ever made!

Sandvich August 19, 2010, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #78686

Paul doesn’t get Lucy even while daydreaming. I feel for him. He’s liked Lucy since, what, the moment he saw her?

Hoheh August 19, 2010, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #78705

He doesnt win not even in his daydreams.

joefox August 19, 2010, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #78718

Paulo has an interesting mind

Gnukko August 19, 2010, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #78723

I think “First Love” by Utada Hikaru would be a fitting song right now.

Vincent August 19, 2010, 6:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #78725

He’s taking the facts of Lucy and extrapolating it to what is most likely to happen if he did have sex with her.

JackDesert August 19, 2010, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #78752

damn, this wont end well for either of them will it?

jarimor August 19, 2010, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #78804

Am I the only person here who DOESN’T feel bad for Paulo?? >_>

Choko August 19, 2010, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #78807

I thnk you are the only one @Choko.

Vincent August 19, 2010, 8:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #78823

I don’t feel bad for him either, actually.

ANinnyMouse August 19, 2010, 9:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #78824

@ Vincent - You’ve been reading Red String, haven’t you? :P

Come now, Taeshi can’t be stealing dialogue from other comics. That’s just plagarising. XD

ravengal August 19, 2010, 9:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #78825

@ravegal what’s the URL? I haven’t heard of it.

Vincent August 19, 2010, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #78835

i don’t feel that bad for paulo, i mean, he is making himself feel bad since its his daydream lol.

Aly August 19, 2010, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #78842

Half of me does, while the other half says it’s his fault. *turns to Paulo and points* it’s your daydream! Do something about it!

X-Saber August 19, 2010, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #78880

@ravengal: that’s how I got here!

Agnus Dei August 19, 2010, 10:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #78885

poor paulo
you got Burned

dranor44 August 19, 2010, 10:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #78949

Can’t wait til the next comic is up, so many things can happen

Keep up the drama Taeshi!

Sandvich August 20, 2010, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #78952

I don’t feel bad for Paulo either, really.

J. Vincero (Jerk) August 20, 2010, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #78955

Just got caught up with the comic. Probably the fastest I’ve ever caught up to a comic of this length.

In essence, I’m hooked. Great job!

That One Guy August 20, 2010, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #78960

Hey, it’s that one guy!

Whatshisface August 20, 2010, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #78961

Paulo, you just daydreamed about getting laid and then being denied by the giRL YOU JUST LAID?! Wtf, man. This seems indicative of some serious confidence issues, daydreaming about getting denied… *sighs and shakes his head*

Cedric Bale August 20, 2010, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #83931

omg this is the first comic ive ever read and i love it. totally amazed

michael ellis August 30, 2010, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #106324

what a cut in the wrist

ACDC KING October 17, 2010, 6:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #128961

Alternate universes or daydreams ftw.

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 5:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #136173


sophergopher December 10, 2010, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #136243

wait.. o 3 o is this what woulda happened..? (pft stupid me asking when theres more pages)

Poketronex December 11, 2010, 2:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #138338

I want Paulo x Lucy <3

Flara December 23, 2010, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #138339

You can tell that Paulo really means it cuz he’s not *** grabbing lucy ;)

Flara December 23, 2010, 4:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #139322

Paulo just got regected big time!! but there so cute :3

cherrycherrynyaa December 28, 2010, 5:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #149054

In that last panel, his resemblance to his father is striking.

toddymon February 22, 2011, 11:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #149186

that’s ok, he got some. All is not lost, women like Lucy are just asking to be used anyways. amirite?

Dasaki February 23, 2011, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #153031

Freaking tsundere… XD

Vetus March 23, 2011, 7:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #154411

Wow, I’m sorry about that Paulo,

but you just got RE-RE-REJECTED!!!! 8-D

ben.duffa-kover March 31, 2011, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #162695


NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 22, 2011, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #169234

This better be an awkward reality cuz this already is ugh * vomits uncontrollably on the floor* God * vomits some more * no …ugh shh*vomit vomit vomit* can’t type… you’ll see me get angry … in …. next …. arcccccccc *loss of fluids = faint *

WallyMcChestHigh June 26, 2011, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #174564

guess what, guys?!

i am killing an entire box of kittens and baby rabbits for every page of this sick chapter!

Thanatos July 27, 2011, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #174986

You know…the next chapter button is right next to the next page button…

NintendoSegaSonyGuy July 31, 2011, 4:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #175842

@NintendoSegaSonyGuy— I know you want LucyxPaulo to happen (I do too), but you are forcing them together way too hard. Lucy she needs time to think, she just confessed to Mike. She’s loved her all her life, she’s not just gonna forget him and go for Paulo automatically.

Flara August 5, 2011, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #181120

You could do a lot worse than Paulo, Lucy dear.

But I have a big soft spot for our dear little romantic jerk.

I am pretty sure they would fight a lot, though.

Fruvous September 8, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #216181

Dude……man…. make Lucy say yes………happy ending

JadeX3 May 10, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #235150


Secret January 1, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #249587

Paulo’s a sweetie.
Too bad Lucy’s indecisive.
D: ;_;

Mylo June 15, 2013, 11:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #253574

Paulo! Dude! You phrased the question in the NEGATIVE!
“Can’t we at least try?”
Whimpy whimpy whimpy!
A REAL MAN (er, cat?) says:
We’ve got to try!
I love you so much!
You love me, I know it!

Something that she just cannot refuse, dude!

5Cats July 13, 2013, 3:31 AM EST.

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