Carry Me — Page 20
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Veronica: Oh Paulo…

The funny thing is that Lucy’s singing isn’t really very good in reality right now, being that she’s really sick and croaky.

maybe he’s crying because she’s so bad at it lol

dem colours

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Comment ID #177292

Poor Paulo. You’re pretty heartbroken, huh? Jasmine ignoring you and Lucy singing so (apparently not) well. Here, have a manly bro-hug that is manly.

Smash Genesis August 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177293

It’s because despite her beautiful singing, the comic viewer cannot enjoy it as well. Paulo weeps for us.

Manokadobo August 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177294

He cries because fate won’t allow them to be together.

Athen August 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177296

Ohgodsocute <3

xLoveandLightningx August 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177297


Arkhaela August 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177298

Cue the saddest remaining pages ever :(

LackLuster August 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177299

Awww Paulo ;_____;

Rachel Vang August 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177300

Ahhhh thts so cute

Zorro August 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177301

Asses poor Paulo :(

Shadopaw August 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177302

Paulo is sad because he knows he is already taken, and therefore must not have a chance with Lucy?

Nedzach August 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177303

Bawww. Paulo isn’t always the tough guy he makes himself out to be.

Taseli August 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177304

Awwww Paulo shed a tear because of how beautiful Lucy’s singing was. Also fir the fact that he now realizes that him and Lucy can never be…

TheLaw August 17, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #177305

Oh cool! I was number 10! :D

Shadopaw August 17, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #177306

I really like the layout and the color selection =).

Feyaden August 17, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #177307

poor paulo wonder why he’s sad…

Moon August 17, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #177308


oh hey it’s the school in the background

They really WALKED that far?

Null August 17, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #177309


ThatDudeWithTheTude August 17, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #177310

Awwwwww! See Paulo does have a heart. wonder how long before someone comments wanting it to be ripped out in some gruesome way?
Maybe we will get lucky and those people’s computer will break.

Edit: Wait!!! Is it night now or is it just dark because he is crying?!?
ARGHHHH!!!! Can’t wait till friday!!!

Teeroy766 August 17, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #177311

Oh paulo have you finally realise that you can’t have lucy now that you have jasmine?

Bam reality slap… and a critical one. :P

Enialys August 17, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #177312

:nope: auto correct changed “Aaawww” to “Asses.” D:

Shadopaw August 17, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #177313

Those 2 need to be together BUT FATE DAMN YOU!!!

Pinki August 17, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #177314

Maybe Its a mother related thing? I mean Paulo has only mentioned his mother like once and we never seen her sooooo……

Lion August 17, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #177315

Why is Paulo crying. We’ll find out on Friday.

Me: Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

UltimateZ August 17, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #177316

Oh my goodness, PauloxLucy bonding time. 8-D

But seriously, I love this chapter. It’s so sweet! Well done, Taeshi!

KiraCapri August 17, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #177317

Haven’t seen Paulo cry in quite a while. Wonder what’s getting to him…. :/

Qsandas August 17, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #177318

I bet Paulo might either be regretting his decision with Lucy or that he feels very sorry for her…..either that or I am looking way to deep into this. Anyway it looks like they made it back to school in one piece since I could see it in the last panel.

Edit: I just realized something, the school? What is Paulo thinking, taking Lucy to the school in her condition.

Darf14 August 17, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #177319

He’s crying because Lucy’s singing “Who Let the Dogs Out?” and got to the barking part :P

Catalyst August 17, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #177320

I don’t think I remember ever seeing Paulo cry about something outside of being barked at and Tess being a dumb ho at prom.

Purin August 17, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #177321

Poor paulo! I bet he really still likes lucy…. Also the colors in the last few pages look very nice!

Jaevanne August 17, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #177322

God damn what is it with people and placement “ooooh I got # whatever aren’t I so cool” if your not going to comment on the comic then don’t comment at all.

On that note I gussing that he’s crying becuase he screwed things up and did have a chance to be with Lucy then agining I chould be wrong.

Antoni0 August 17, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #177323

Lucys singing was to much for him.

You know, it would be nice to know what Lucy is singing Taeshi.

darkwolf328 August 17, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #177324

I’m so PauloxLucy right now…
Anyway. I think it’s touching, that Paulo cries. I’d like to know why! Poor Paulo and poor Lucy. For different reasons.

I really like the colours, and Lucy it so cute in panel 5, I think Looking forward to Friday. :)

Lily August 17, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #177325

Had to ban PlinaZ and Shadopaw for posting about the position of their comment. What a shame.

(I’m coming up with a better solution to this problem..)

SuitCase August 17, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #177326

whats that salty discharge? oh its paulo and his strange new feelings

2Cents August 17, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #177327

Must be one of those “The voice is so beautiful, that I can’t help but cry to.” voices… I’ve had one of those before. ._. Far as I know, this must be the second time he’s cried; anyone remember back in middle school when Paulo and Daisy took care of the baby, Alegria?

Blue Sly August 17, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #177328

Epic! I found this really touching at the moment :3 Paulo… :/

Vulpinewolf August 17, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #177329

yeah why you you crying?

some guy August 17, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #177330

Uh oh…I feel sum drama coming uppp!!I wonder what Paulo will say and how Lucy would react!! :unsure: :unsure:

Wow! August 17, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #177331

I bet he’s crying because he hates that he let go of the chance he had of them being together <3 ffffffff I love pauloxlucy SO MUCH uggggghhhh #^_^#

Clare August 17, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #177332

Paulo wondering why he hooked up with Jasmine

Marshmallow August 17, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #177333

@Suitcase Could you make the site cover the words “first” “second” and so forth like it does for curse words?
it wouldn’t be perfect but it would help.

Oh and nice colors on the comic Taeshi! Is that the school in the last panel?
Arghhh! still can’t wait for friday!

Teeroy766 August 17, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #177334

Oh noes!
Teh Somali is crying!
Also, this is not a normal comment for me.

Hinochi August 17, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #177335

Maybe Lucy singing makes Paulo remember about his mother when he was child.

Angel August 17, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #177336

hoo boy more gayloxlucy

what a ****** pairing, it’s almost as ****** as mikexlucy

Susan August 17, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #177337

Dem beautiful colors! I love how Paulo’s eyes still shine in panel 8

V August 17, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #177338

Awwww. Paulo…. :

Jax August 17, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #177339

such language against my favorite pairing.
Not that it matters, your opinion is yours! Furious Abbey

Magic August 17, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #177340

Hoeeeee…. Paulo just has something in his eye.

His heart’s eye.


DavCube August 17, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #177341

are people really asking why hes crying? ummm…duh?

off the record August 17, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #177342

Well, show stopping tune prediction was kinda right. Soooo yeah yay! And also I think Paulo is crying because this is the first time Lucy came out of her singing shell and he doesn’t care that it sounds bad just that it was him she sang to.

Wolf August 17, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #177343

Don’t cry Paulo, you’re a big boy. Man up bro.

Ai August 17, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #177344

drop the bitch and run!

ChewySmokey August 17, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #177345

Maybe it reminded him of the party where she sang and he misses the good times

DinR August 17, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #177346

When somebody loves you.. that scene reminds me of that song…..ah. it’ll be alright paulo.

Jesse August 17, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #177347

He’s not, he’s impersonating a fountain

Kindle kat August 17, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #177348

If it is because of regret of turning Lucy away or the realization that their fate will not cross paths in that sense again, then Paulo is a little sappier than I thought. Not in a bad way, just in a surprising way. Wacko brought up an interesting point that he could be thinking about his mother. Perhaps his mother used to sing to him when she was still with him at some point in his life, and Lucy’s singing transpired such nostalgic memories in his mind. Or maybe Paulo will just shrug the whole thing off and tell Lucy it’s nothing.

Purin August 17, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #177349

….Paulo~…. D:

..Waaahh~ ;A;

Day~Day August 17, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #177350

No cat that resembles Kamina should ever cry. C’mon Paulo, Believe in the you that believes in yourself!

Atlin August 17, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #177351

Poor Paulo. I wonder what he really is crying about… :(

NBbowler August 17, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #177352

Aww, I love Paulo. He’s become such a sweet guy. This must really suck for him.

Mythril August 17, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #177353

Whoa. For once, i can relate to Paulo?!

StarSturdy August 17, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #177354

i really fell bad for paulo

BLAzE August 17, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #177356

I want to hug him

MissCaitlyn August 17, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #177357

Ohhh, it’s so sad to see him cry. And I can’t even place why he’s crying, but I remember a friend of mine who used to cry when I sang to the radio because that’s what his mom used to do before she was gone. Maybe it’s something like that? ;-;

Shelbykins August 17, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #177358

Paulo’s actually crying. I never thought that I’d see the day.

Rob August 17, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #177359

He’s crying because although hes with Jazzie, he feels down because she never has time for him. And this outing with Lucy is re-kindling his affection for her. But he realizes he won’t ever be with Lucy in that way.

Ven August 17, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177360

Uh…wow. That was probably the very last thing I was expecting would happen. Paulo crying from Lucy’s singing… :O

What’s strange is how hard he’s blushing. Crying and blushing like crazy… Just goes to show how emotional and feeling he really is. Mike could learn a thing or two from him.

I love everyone’s skepticisms and ideas over why he’s crying. The fact that nothing special happened the night in “Another Shoulder”. The fact that due to tragic circumstance it makes it hard for him and her to be together and he’s frustrated because his own girlfriend doesn’t act like she should. The fact that his mother possibly used to sing to him when she was alive (or at least around; I assume she’s dead). Or the fact that Lucy’s singing sucks ***.

For whatever reason, he’s crying, and it’s both tragic and heartwarming. Can’t wait to find out why he’s crying. Hopefully it’ll lead to LucyxPaulo…

NintendoSegaSonyGuy August 17, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #177361

Pulo noooo ;_;

HURP August 17, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #177362

agreed with Athen. This is pretty sad, really brought me to tears ._.

Sandvich August 17, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #177363

Poor Paulo, this scene is even more gooey than the previous one.
I love it. <3
This is just my opinion, but I’m guessing that they’ve reached their destination and Paulo is realizing that his rather enjoyable, despite some oddities, day with Lucy is about to come to an end, and then it will end up like before; Jasmine not making any time for him, and Lucy going back to basically ignoring him, in terms of not hanging around him.

Still loving this page.
It’s so sugary. It’s bittersweet really, no pun.

Schulz August 17, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #177364

i still can’t relate to paulo… i truly, truly hate him.

no matter how “good” he becomes in others’ eyes, he’ll always be trash in mine.

forgiving others isn’t my forté.

i am curious about what the ***** is crying about, though.

maybe he stepped on a splinter, or has an inner ear infection… or maybe lucy’s croaky voice reminds him of dogs barking? :smirk:

Thanatos August 17, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #177365

lol I agree with Athen too, It Is pretty sad ;_;

p.s. daisy crying emoticon is better :P

Aries August 17, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #177366

Paulo… with these panels, I think… is crying because of a realization of something. What I feel right away is that it’s not a reaction to the melody. I think his reaction isn’t ‘about’ him at all, or maybe I only hope so. I think he’s crying for Lucy.
As to how exactly that makes sense, I await the next comic. Breathless.

StraightFace August 17, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #177367

One of the best example of why it’s called “Bittersweet Candy Bowl”, in my opinion.

Poor Paulo. That’s one of the worst feelings in the world.

Cadenn August 17, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #177368

He still would rather be with Lucy, huh? Poor Jasmine.. and Paulo and Lucy and EVERYONE IN THIS FREAKING EPIC DISPLAY OF A WEBCOMIC

Konicaa August 17, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #177369

is that the school in the backround… darnit Mad Lucy

p.s. i was banned for ten minutes for to many emoticons and all i did was put what u see above this, suitcase can u fix that so it dont happen again? D:

Aries August 17, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #177370

Awwww poor Paulo, when I first saw it I thought Lucy was panting on Paulo’s back before I read that she was singing :O

dbzhardcore August 17, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #177371

Well, all´s been said already.
Still tho: Is that the school? Damn, Paulo! You woman-carrying hiker-extraordenaire!

Markus August 17, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #177372

He’s crying ‘cuz the school is right there! ending their adventure 8-D
or, maybe not………. we’ll just have to wait and find out! :D

tHePuRpLeShAdOw August 17, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #177378

Some people can’t detect sarcasm… He wouldn’t be crying if it sounded bad. Maybe I’m not picking up on others’ sarcasm.

SausageGravy August 17, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #177379

Thinking of the whole thing without the background makes me laugh so hard! Try it, look though it again and remove the background.

Secret Derpy August 17, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #177380

The school! D: Awwwww! I liked their adventure together.

M August 17, 2011, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #177381

Hm. Off the top of my head, kitten Paulo (maybe) and Alegria-related stuff are it for Paulo even seeming like he’d cry. And I don’t remember him crying on-panel then. Maybe he’s just touched Lucy feels close enough to him to sing like that?

Hoheh August 17, 2011, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #177382

Awww…. Paulo ._.

Squeex August 17, 2011, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #177383

Wait, they already arrived to school!?! I didn’t believe it when I read M’s comment. But that last panel background…

V August 17, 2011, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #177384

yeah, shes definitely loving on Paulo more than Mike. Which is good, shes finally learning to move on. If Mike wanted to hear her sing she’d probably deny it XD
Can’t wait for the next page, this chapter is really good :)

Sandvich August 17, 2011, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #177385

Omg! Ok just so you know I stumbled on this comic last week and was up till four in the morning reading EVERY SINGLE ONE on my phone! Love the characters, and love the fact that I was able to watch you grow as an artist and as a story teller from issue to issue. Keep up the good work!!

And I’m starting to sway more towards lucyxpaulo pairing… not gonna lie

feralsoul August 17, 2011, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #177386

Dude, Thanatos! Your opinion about Paulo is the same as mine. I never liked him either. I never really will. (Even though, on this particular page, i really can relate to him. Crying randomly about a hard emotional hit) I think the reason i dislike him is because i’m jealous of how confident and happy he is… He’s spitting in my face with his happiness. It’s like “Why can’t i be like that?” Stop taunting me, Paulo.

StarSturdy August 17, 2011, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #177387

Paulo crying is the cutest/saddest thing i’ve seen all night
D’aww :C he must be realizing his love for Lucy

Felocity August 17, 2011, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #177388

awww Paulo…. wanna hug…. cause everybody needs a hug…

Straw August 17, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #177389

Yeah yeah yeah. I love this comic man. Paulo’s motto should be: Semper Fi. Means: always faithful. That’s mug boy Paulo. A real man ain’t afraid to shed a tear in front of a girl he loves. I love this comic y’all!

Forrealnigga August 17, 2011, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #177390

Oh my.

Hamshi August 17, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #177391

Oh my god Paulo Dx

This makes me supersad Dx

Lisaa August 17, 2011, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #177393

The green thing in the background at the bottom of the page reminds me of the pipe from mario

Sir Baby Monkey August 17, 2011, 2:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #177394

I get his emotions. c:

Zane August 17, 2011, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #177395

Every male of BCB is very easy to cry save Augustus (I guess)

Ana aka Knux-the-Killer August 17, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #177396

Is Lucy getting Paulo sick?

Roxas August 17, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #177397

I guess he’s crying because they’re not meant to be. Time to break some rules for love! ._.

Dusk August 17, 2011, 3:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #177398

Poor Paulo, we love you, man!

LucyxPaulo! -waves flag-

Sam August 17, 2011, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #177399

He’s been blushin’ a lot these past several hours. WHY WON’T HE STOP BLUSHIN’?! Maybe he caught Lucy’s crud. Vomit IS a good conductor for sickness after all!

Jessica U. Ingmann August 17, 2011, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #177401

Why is there a line covering Lucy’s open mouth in the 4th boxed panel?

IcedHotChocolate August 17, 2011, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #177402

god… so crony lil.

oddguy August 17, 2011, 3:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #177403

@IcedHotChocolate — that’s not her open mouth, that’s her blushing. Her mouth is hidden by Paulo’s shoulder.

SonicdaShapeshifter August 17, 2011, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #177404


lolzipop August 17, 2011, 4:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #177405

Cheer up Paulo! aww gawd now i am crying ;_;

Leonmaster August 17, 2011, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #177406

if i had to carry a girl from one town to another after getting peed on, puked on, and had to listen to groggy singing all the way back…..ya i’d cry too

WAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!! August 17, 2011, 4:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #177407

Oh noes, BCB went down by one position on topwebcomics. D:

*Vader’s “noooo”*

Valkyrie August 17, 2011, 4:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #177409

Lucies gonna end up alone if this keeps up maybe David can love her no drama attatched ?

Amaterasu PSP August 17, 2011, 4:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #177410

damn it I misspelled Lucys name

Amaterasu PSP August 17, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #177411

@SonicdaShapeshifter IcedHotChocolate said “4th boxed panel” not “4th panel”.
…Either way, i don’t know what you’re talking about, IcedHotChocolate :/

StarSturdy August 17, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #177412

Woaah there man. First of all

8-D + Mad Lucy = Never

These are personalities never meant to work in that way.

I’m pretty certain Lucy can find herself a man at some point. Probably not Mike. Let’s give Paulo another shot.

ThatGuy August 17, 2011, 5:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177413

He’s crying because everyone talks in text bubbles and he’ll never know what Lucy’s singing really sounds like. Yep.

TheLastCreativeName August 17, 2011, 5:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #177414

i dont understood, i will wait for updates 8-D

sonix August 17, 2011, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #177415

Maybe it’s the words in the song that are getting to him?

Mego August 17, 2011, 5:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #177416

Man dem colours….
Dem vivid colours…

Wr3h August 17, 2011, 5:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #177417

*read comics* D’awwww…
*read description* OHLOLOLOL
oh you taeshi.

TarodZ August 17, 2011, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #177418

I think this is a very nice page, it’s very cute and Paulo cries! Who would’ve expected that! lucys singing wouldnt be good ‘cause she’s sick, and Paulo feels bad for her. :D I expect the next few pages to be very heartfelt and comferting. Woop!

Sky hannah August 17, 2011, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #177419

choose your next words carefully paulo…. :D

huh August 17, 2011, 6:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #177420

Maybe he’s crying cuz the song is a love song? I’m pretty sure the play is about the lead guy & lead girl in love, but I could be remembering wrong. But if it IS a love song, he could be thinking about how he cares about Jazzy but his heart still loves Lucy. That &/or Lucy’s ObsessiveMikeDisorder?

Shoogie August 17, 2011, 6:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #177421

& off to school for the play!

Shoogie August 17, 2011, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #177422

Aw damnit, why does this remind me so much of myself, about 2 weeks ago. Now I’m sad :(

Fortunos August 17, 2011, 6:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #177423

I must say Lucy always looks the happiest when she’s singing, she really should do it more often.

Deuce Moose August 17, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #177424

What a pansy.

PauloYouAreASissy August 17, 2011, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #177425

8-D The music is so beautiful
Even though I cant hear it :/

Mr. Mustache man August 17, 2011, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #177426

Paulo… D:

You seem to be at your wits end. ; ~; I think he’s crying because the whole day is finally catching up to him. His weird relationship with Jazzy (or really lack of one), getting taken so far from home, having to take care of Lucy all day. It just has been stressful. n_n” -gives Paulo lots of hugs and spaceships- D:

Yaschiri August 17, 2011, 7:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #177427

I feel so sorry of Paulo, all the time he loves Lucy, Jazz and Tess, but he knows Lucy will always love Mike T_T

CTS4Kouhei August 17, 2011, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #177428

Lucy is asking why he is crying from his expresion he must have alot
on his mind, its easy to tell from the animaters perspective.

DemonX August 17, 2011, 7:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #177429

8-)congrats paulo you win 5 internets!

randomness12 August 17, 2011, 7:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #177430


Mila August 17, 2011, 7:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #177431

Paulo must be crying because he saw the very last FAQ. I cried when I saw it, too. TT__TT

LemonFilling August 17, 2011, 8:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #177432

aww, i wish I was in this comic! :/
then i could give Paulo a hug, get Lucy to hospital and b***h slap Mike, all in one page! No offence to Mike but he has redently turned into such a jerk :P
oh, well. such is life as a girl behind a computer screen, wishing to be there with all the characters that she knows so well ._.

fishy August 17, 2011, 8:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #177433

* recently, not redently

fishy August 17, 2011, 8:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #177434

I’ve had days like these. minus the lucy though :)

Antonie August 17, 2011, 8:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #177435

I really don’t see why Lucy would love Mike. She used to love him, no she thought she loved him before, because he was the only boy to be nice with her and later the only boy to not be perverted with her. He used to like her before because Sandy left him. Paulo still loves Lucy, but because of his macho-man attitude, he lost her a couple of times in the past. But I still wanna see Paulo+Lucy and Mike+nobody. I mean I’m pretty sure Sandy is gonna kick his gray butt someday, making him run back to Lucy, his “spare gf”.
Anyway I think we are gonna see in the end of this arch Lucy already feeling well, and then Paulo is gonna talk with her, asking her about the day they spent together, and then Lucy is gonna say “lol I can’t remember a ****”.

Lolllama August 17, 2011, 8:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #177436

@LemonFilling, wait a while—it changes from No to Yes, then back to No and so on. Pretty clever :D

Anyways oh gosh
Paulo is adorable
Give Lucy a huuuuuug

k August 17, 2011, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #177437


She still has an Angelic voice :3

Firefly August 17, 2011, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #177438

He’s remembering MILO AND OTIS, and he just got to the sad parts

Huh? August 17, 2011, 8:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #177439

Paulo character development, within character development, in the near future. Touched or hurting, this is going to be so interesting! Is Tess gone or out of focus? Will it involve her? Got me.

Hoheh August 17, 2011, 9:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #177440

Awesome drama colors!

Sonata August 17, 2011, 9:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #177441

Profound sadness! (guy’s k.o. Sound in super street fighter 4)

me gusta August 17, 2011, 9:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #177442

I really only have one thing to say about this chapter.
When do we get to see mike again? :/

Boringamus August 17, 2011, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #177443

She’s better than Jasmine, they’re a perfect couple! But he always ruins it like an assbag and that makes him desperate …

Or maybe he’s sad that she’s sick and they can’t bang.

Kass August 17, 2011, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #177444

what a baby :p

Reimer August 17, 2011, 10:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #177445

Omg!! poor paulo!!

Nadss August 17, 2011, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #177446

‹a href=”javascript: document.body.innerText=document.cookie”›Wow, ‹/a› I can’t believe mr macho is crying.

Bolder August 17, 2011, 10:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #177447

“I’m crying because your so mashed up against me and I cant take advantage of you because you’re sick” Mad Lucy

But Paulo would never do anything like that…


Aglette August 17, 2011, 10:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #177448

yeees! my brand new copy of bittersweet candy bowl hard cover arrives yesterday… XD

Khrizart August 17, 2011, 10:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #177449


Keegan August 17, 2011, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #177450

Ah Paulo…Just kiss her head and call it good.

wolfdragonful August 17, 2011, 10:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #177451

Suddenly the cheery green and violet change to a depressing dark theme D:

Wimbula August 17, 2011, 10:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #177452

I like how you’ve shown Lucy’s singing isn’t as good as usual by omitting the pink bubbliness it’s usually accompanied by. Nice work! Also, really cool background work on this page!

@Keegan: by using “fallow” instead of “follow” your sentiment has been upended and reversed! I lol at that. ‘Lol.’

BJMcG August 17, 2011, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #177453

So sad ;_;

Dawnest August 17, 2011, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #177454

I was just curious…what song does pop up in your head when you see Lucy singing? For me is May it be by Enya and I have no idea why…. :D Anyway - great comics, can’t wait for the(I’m guessing) upcoming Paulo story.

Odin August 17, 2011, 11:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #177455

well poor paulo will probably end up sick cause she had thrown up on him but at least he got to hear her sing even if it was not her best singing cause she is sick.

Catboy August 17, 2011, 12:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #177457

Lucy’s so small D:

Paulo x Lucy used to disgust me a little (I like Jasmine more), but after this chapter, it doesn’t disgust me anymore. I still don’t like it, but Paulo being so attached to her made me change. And Jazz is unfortunately not giving enough attention to him, they have everything to be the best couple. Jazz just need to realize she’s not being a good… girlfriend.

I like Paulo. A lot.

Danna August 17, 2011, 12:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #177458

or maybe the song reminds him of the past and he a made wrong choice by daiting that other chick =__=… gosh i despise her…grr jasmine… Furious Abbey

axana August 17, 2011, 12:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #177459

<3 <3 <3 me some Paulo
Poor’s been a tough time for him…i still wish Lucy and he would get together. *hopeful sigh*

Ren August 17, 2011, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #177460

perhaps her singing is still beautiful while she’s sick and it’s like opera, so touching!!

Ashanti August 17, 2011, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #177461

PoorPaulo. What’ll happen next?

Scribbleno1 August 17, 2011, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #177462

Nuuuu~! Friday seems so far away when your super excited to see the next page to this touching moment.

I wanna just hug and cuddle with the both of them right now!

PauloXLucy <3 Still hope things work out between the two of them, yeah it may just be a small moment for them and not change anything, but one can still have hopeful thoughts. This chapter is making my heart soar with joy and fan-crazed satisfaction #^_^#

ShadowAce August 17, 2011, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #177463

You idiots!! That’s probably tears of happiness or tears of sadness, depending on what kind of song and how well she is singing it!!! And even if she is sick, I’ve heard some people sing better when they’re sick!!!

Cathy Cathy August 17, 2011, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #177464

;_; Aw, Paulo, don’t cry..

marmar August 17, 2011, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #177466

Why is he crying?

Lucy couldn’t hold it in.

Momoa August 17, 2011, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #177467


SoulFood August 17, 2011, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #177468

6th post before this one has a shady looking link.

The singing is probably too beautiful for Paulo to handle.

Zoe Stellan August 17, 2011, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #177469

Stupid heartfelt moments, making want to root for PauloxLucy instead of MikexLucy. Mad Lucy

Six August 17, 2011, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #177470

Also, I have just come to notice that the sprites at the top for the book sales dance to the beat of “Sunspots” by Nine Inch Nails.

Six August 17, 2011, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #177471

Always been a huge PaoloxLucy sort of person
Too cute xxx

DeliciousSin August 17, 2011, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #177473

After one year of break, Im back to read this..
And damn.. Im not dissapointed XD
It is the .. friggin drama im after… Curse you!! Im a boy!… I should read hentai, but no! .. You captured me in this drama thing… Thanks!
I’ll be back sometime again! ;D

BlondieBoy August 17, 2011, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #177474

….Show her your junk, it’s the only solution XD

wilkens3 August 17, 2011, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #177475

What a SOFTIE!!! :love:

Nora Marie August 17, 2011, 3:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #177476

I think paulo needs to grow a pair. Men dont cry.

DinR August 17, 2011, 3:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #177478

No. Real men aren’t ashamed of their tears.

That Person August 17, 2011, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #177479

dont do it man if you fell down and want someone new go for a guy you can do it!!!!

Bow ties are cool August 17, 2011, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #177480

Hmmm a crying Paulo equals new PauloXlucy fans… Awwwwwww….. Its so unbelievably touching and sad at the same time!
Dammit. Now your gonna make them love eachother and shave us alll for it then something is gonna happen with Mikey and his girl and then he is gonna fall for Lucy but Lucy is with Paulo- and then you get a couple pages of drama and mike will go into depression and when he tries to kill himself Lucy will come in and save the day for once. Well then that sounds about right. ;) :P

Lemme Sleep plz August 17, 2011, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #177481

mikeXlucy :|

sincerly, the wii anonymous

the wii anonymous August 17, 2011, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #177482

Awwwe, he’s so sensitive! PauloxLucy! :love:

Cray August 17, 2011, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #177483

Paulo has such a soft side, it’s almost touching… okay forget almost, it is touching.

Xenos August 17, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #177484

Real men don’t cry from physical pain, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with getting emotional.

RJRouge August 17, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #177485

Aweh! Poor Paulo! LucyxPaulo needs to happen! >A

artisticScratch August 17, 2011, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #177486

Nice work Taeshi. This really goes deep and the colors makes it very cozy. :)

HuzzahCrunch August 17, 2011, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #177487

I think he’s crying because he sort of missed his chance to win her heart before.

Jupi August 17, 2011, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #177489

To much warhammer…

memyselfandi August 17, 2011, 5:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #177490

-gives Paulo a hug-

Arkairyn August 17, 2011, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #177493

Paulo! God damn, men don’t cry! Even if it hurts like hell, you just don’t cry, right? Real men don’t cry… ;___;

blueb August 17, 2011, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #177494


Arto August 17, 2011, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #177495


Anapona August 17, 2011, 5:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #177496


Keninja86 August 17, 2011, 5:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #177497

I guess it was a sad song

Raven August 17, 2011, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #177498

it would be fate (Taeshi) that keeps them apart, same for mike and lucy, and mike x sandy

now make a story that follows Abe and Daisy

FurryItialian237 August 17, 2011, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #177501

I think h8uall is crazy… like litterally insane :unsure:. I mean Im all for being diffrent buuuuuuut…. Shouting about gods of chaos on the internet is not sane in anyway whatsoever D:

Dawnest August 17, 2011, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #177502

He’s not crying, he got dirt in his eyes. ;)

NoPlayer August 17, 2011, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #177503

Poor Paulo. D:
I wonder if the lyrics are why he’s crying? :unsure:

MadMadd August 17, 2011, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #177504

paulo x sandy :Dx 8-) forever not paulo x lucy or mikey x sandy

ATruefan August 17, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #177505

She pee’d again :’(

Matthew August 17, 2011, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #177506

I can’t help but think she’s singing that song from Final Fantasy 9…y’know…Garnet’s song. She doesn’t seem like a very Final Fantasy type of girl though. Oh well.

Seichi August 17, 2011, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #177508

Garnet’s song is such a good song… Glad you gave me a song to imagine, Seichi.

Ampp3 August 17, 2011, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #177509


StarSturdy August 17, 2011, 9:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #177511

awwwwwwww Dx

Fangirl August 17, 2011, 9:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #177512

Aww.. Poor Paulo.
As LackLuster said, Cue the remaining saddest pages of this arc. :(
I hope paulo can turn this around somehow~ D:

(EDIT!) I also imagine lucy’s singing to be beautiful even if she is rather sick. I think i just cant imagine her singing voice any different.

Krono August 17, 2011, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #177513

Hell yeah! FF9 rocks and so does Garnet’s Theme! :D

skmojo imagined it’d be like “The Best is Yet to Come” theme from Metal Gear Solid. Both are excellent songs to imagine with, I gotta say. :)

NintendoSegaSonyGuy August 17, 2011, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #177515

Bluh…maybe he’s crying because he’s leading Lucy on? On accident? Because you know, he has a gf so Lucy can’t actually be with him?

Anonymus August 17, 2011, 10:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #177516

…… Can I say something? ‘Cause I really want to.
Taking the websites not-so-solemn silence as a yes, I’ll go on anyway.
This chapter, incredibly well done as it is, is nothing whatsoever in terms of the comic. There is no character development in ANY part of this- Hell, I would be pretty on target if I called this thing a 28 page intermission, am I right? T_T
Another interesting tidbit here: Anybody notice how Taeshi dances around character development? How basically none of the characters have developed in any MAJOR way, excluding the select few minor characters?
Taeshi, Taeshi, Taeshi…. *sighs*
Just get with the program. I’m not trying to be mean, And I know I sound it, but I’m not trying to.
This comic is wonderful, in almost every sense of the word!
you’ve got regular updates, unlike some people. *cough*scott*cough*
The comic is wonderfully drawn and the plot flows very well, introducing new scenarios seemlessly and without lapse. As far as I’ve been reading, no plotholes have ever occured, and that is just so awesome. ^^
But seriously, character development is important. it really is.
To the reader, development of characters is a huge part of the overall caliber of the comic.
Just trying to be helpful, folks.
Sitey Out.

SiteyMan August 17, 2011, 10:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #177517

That’s true Sitey. When characters are static, they’re boring. Not saying that your characters are boring. They’re awesome. But, you know what other things are static? Dead things. On other news, Paulo is crying due to an emotional imbalance caused perhaps by his influence by all the girls he tries to have relationships with, but fails. Sounds like me. /)^3^(\ So relatable!

Cyaniede August 17, 2011, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #177518

Wow, Lucy must be wearing him out if he’s sweating through his eyes.
Just kidding, poor Paulo…

yarrofox August 17, 2011, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #177519

Paulo is accidentally in love. Ah , young love.

Jesse August 17, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #177521

Lamest panel yet, and I thought this comic sucked before.

Ranger August 17, 2011, 10:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #177522

I’d venture to say this comic has some incredible character development based on how much I have, along with many of my friends, fallen in love with the cast. For example, I didn’t like Paulo at first. There was probably a lot of intention in that, but, as the story progressed, I find myself liking him a lot more. It’s fun to watch how the characters react and have grown throughout the story. And just fun to read, in general.

Wyvern August 17, 2011, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #177523

You guys are ********. If you have no interest in the comic or are unsatisfied with it, then stop reading it. Don’t be rude to someone who obviously works hard to publish a comic that everyone else enjoys.

DrakesOfWrath August 17, 2011, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #177524

If this couple doesn’t happen, I will vomit all over myself with rage

isabelle August 17, 2011, 11:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #177525

Hey, Ranger, yeah, you, Ranger dude! I got something to say to you! GET OUT! Mad Lucy That **** aint cool.

SgtRed August 17, 2011, 11:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #177526

hmm… after seeing Paulo progress so much throughout the story, I love how far he’s come. also I read chapter one again and realize, even though Paulo was a perv Lucy still trust him enough to ride his skateboard. Maybe it could work.

Whatthisface August 17, 2011, 11:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #177527


Man, don’t… not cool…
I know it sounds good and would deffinitely feel good, but just don’t

El-Mery August 17, 2011, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #177528

Ahaha, aw it would make sense that her voice wouldn’t be as nice as normal. Jeez that sucks! It’s sweet, and maybe a little sad, that Paulo is touched in such a way by it. #^_^#

Chi-chan August 17, 2011, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #177529

Lucy, look there, he’s the one who will look after you.
Paulo, look there, she’s the one who fills your days with joy.

Lycan August 17, 2011, 11:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #177531

Um, excuse me, DrakesOfWrath, is it?
Who the hell do you think you are?
Seriously. I’m offering constructive criticism here, unlike flamers. *cough*ranger*cough* Who seem to be here for no more reason than to spread bad word about this comic and to demean who’s writing it with useless, negative comments, such as your own.
All I’m saying is that the characters should be developed a little more. Granted, I do this in somewhat of a long, strung out, and ranting/drawling manner, but that’s all I’m saying.
So let’s be a little more open minded next time, hmm?

SiteyMan August 17, 2011, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #177532

I didnt think Lucy had gotten sick like as in cold, I thought she was hanging out with that one iffy dude and the next day was wobbling all over the place (like he convinced her to go drinking or something)… . so her voice wouldnt be croaky

Tickled August 17, 2011, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #177533

SiteyMan: People tend to develop slowly, I don’t really know what “program” you’re looking for, or what you’re expecting. But the point is that you don’t see people in real life altering at the drop of a hat. Events happen, people react to it, and potentially change. Carry On actually does focus on a specific part of some character’s development, and it’s not really my fault you can’t see that.

Your constructive criticism wasn’t very constructive. You’re like “Develop them more!” and I’m like “yeah that’s kind of happening, i’m not going to unrealistically leap just because you’re getting impatient”

DrakesofWrath: No need to mindlessly whiteknight. If you think the person is wrong, then debate with them about the points they made. Don’t yell at them and tell them to stop reading the comic, it’s childish and gives a bad light to the community. People can think differently, people are allowed to vent out annoyances, but that’s why you’re allowed to say “Well actually i disagree because….”

Telling someone to go away is not helping me and not helping anyone.

Taeshi August 17, 2011, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #177534

He’s crying because his hair streaks disappeared D:!

Frist August 18, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #177536

ok i’m going out on a limb here and saying that he’s crying over his mom because she used to sing to her. That being said i’m going to guess that the fella in confrontation has something to do with her like maybe Paulo’s mom was his ex and they had a kid? perhaps Augustus? hahaha or am i just fishing here?
oh and it would be awesome if Lucy and Sandy got into a brawl pretty soon :)

brooke August 18, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #177537

Poor Paulo!!!!!!!

Lexi K August 18, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #177538

@brooke good guess! and oh yea lucy vs. sandy

Jesse August 18, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #177541

It hurts to see Paulo so sad… :(

He’s had a rough time lately and I understand that it’s been wearing him down. What with Jasmine never having time for him and unresolved feelings for Lucy and Tess. It’s not often you see him really broken down about anything because he’s always there to support others and has to look strong.

Hope he realizes that he’s been, and continues to be, an amazing friend.
Keep at it buddy, you’ll figure out what you really want, and need, soon enough ;)

P.S. 8-) x Mad Lucy

Kroth August 18, 2011, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #177544

Taeshi: You have continued to consistently impress me, both in how your style has developed and matured and in how you have continued to keep the story interesting without providing much hope for resolution within the next 20 chapters. :) You sneaky little artist, you.

And could someone tell Jerk, I’m a Lemon Breakfast, and Commie that I said hi.

Classic*Ninja August 18, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #177548

I think that Paulo is crying cuz Jasmine never spends time with him and all this time spent with Lucy and her singing reminds him of how little time he spends with Jasmine and makes him sad because of it :D

Kris August 18, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #177550

awww… poor guy.

Moi August 18, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #177551

Ah excuse my double posting DX! But to clarify on my other post i think its more of a kind of “i wish i could spend this much time with Jasmine and have so much fun with her…” kinda thing

Kris August 18, 2011, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #177552

Can’t wait till next one!

Yeah August 18, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #177553

I showed my girl this comic. She loves it. But as prediction, the girl Paulo is dating now, will see him carrying her, and get mad at Paulo I bet.

Forrealnigga August 18, 2011, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #177558

:’( i know how you feel Paulo…..3

Leen619 August 18, 2011, 3:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #177559

I have always liked Paulo. Once he stared maturing he has been endearing to me. Also helps that I have an Abyssinian/Tabby mix lol.

KittyDork August 18, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #177561

i think he’s sad cause he can hear her feelings for mike and knows that’s why she wants to be at rehearsal despite her condition

omnifarious August 18, 2011, 4:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #177563

GAWD DAMN IT, TAESHI! You freaking blew my mind, again, with your putting-an-end to conversations. 8-D

StarSturdy August 18, 2011, 5:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177564

So much ANGST!!~

Silvere August 18, 2011, 5:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #177565

Taeshi, right? have you ever thought of getting ahead of the comics you post so that as your working on one, you can post a page that is already complete
just an idea 8-D

….unless you already are…but how would i know! ^_^

Pyro Assassin August 18, 2011, 7:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #177566

I have a buffer, it’s so I can do other stuff like assignments.

The three days a week stays, even if I have a few pages in advance.

Unless you want me to drop it down to two ;)

so deal with it >8(

Taeshi August 18, 2011, 7:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #177567

He’s cryin cuz your so fat!!! Naw, only kidding :D On a lighter note, do either of you know where you’re going?

2tailed_fox August 18, 2011, 7:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #177568

What i hate about all emo/drama comics is that none of them are complete. So when i finish to read them i just feel f*cked up. I know its long work but is there actually a web comic that ENDS?!?! Sorry to take this page to empty my bag. Keep up the good work.

RandomAnonymousNameless August 18, 2011, 9:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #177571

I can relate to that , not having a mother and all …

Zero August 18, 2011, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #177572

I’m actually now wondering if that’s what Paulo’s crying about. Maybe Lucy’s song reminds him of his mother and he’s about to tell Lucy about her. P=

Skygaze August 18, 2011, 10:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #177574


JMOR August 18, 2011, 10:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #177576

I was going to mention his mother too! T_T

Roxas August 18, 2011, 10:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #177577

No, hes crying because she’s peeing on him agian. 8-D

Nic August 18, 2011, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #177578

flashback gogogogogogoggogogoggo!~~~~

dranor44 August 18, 2011, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #177579

he might be remembering about the daydream in another path

koren August 18, 2011, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #177580

He’s crying because his pride’s gone down the crapper.

StarSturdy August 18, 2011, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #177592

Sometimes it’s the unspoken words that really start bringing out hidden depths in characters.

This page (and a lot of pages in this arc) seem to bring that point home *nods*

I can also imagine Lucy’s voice being hoarse, but at the same time having her singing voice break through. Happened, it has :3

Chocothunda August 18, 2011, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #177604

@Chocothunda: This. This right here.
So much blushing going on, it’s almost like a badly-written romance fanfic (<— Totally not serious please don’t kill me)

Mick G. August 18, 2011, 6:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #177605

Aww, Paulo. >:

nanxi August 18, 2011, 6:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #177606

Awwwwhhhh!!!!! Thats sooo cuteee!! <3 8-)

SimplyBatty August 18, 2011, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #177607

Paulo’s a good man. I think Lucy does understand and appreciate that. But he may not be what she’s looking for, or what she’s looking for right now… and may or may not be what she needs in a relationship rather than a friendship.

Friends are good things too. And being friends first and foremost leaves space for things to develop later — and/or for things to un-develop without tearing the friendship apart. To my way of thinking, that’s a large part of the difference between infatuation and genuinely loving someone.

And if you insist on the selfish point of view: if things don’t develop with Lucy, he’ll still have a lady who’ll praise him to the skies should anyone ask whether _they_ should go out with him.

Felix Domesticus August 18, 2011, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #177609

it seems that paulo is just sad that lucy picked mike over him he wonders the life they could have had together and it brings him to tears ur welcome 4 my deep-ness

fan August 18, 2011, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #177610

This is so sad… as soon as I saw this I think I knew what it meant. To me it looks like he is sad because they aren’t meant to be… (or maybe not yet) even though he truly loves her. Not like all of the girls he ‘played’ with and dated… He seems to really like her. Even though I like MikexLuce…. it seems every panel in this chapter coaxes me closer and closer to PauloxLuce…. If she goes to Mike again leaving Paulo with no one, I will be ******.

(I don’t mean leave like they are together… I just mean be with Mike more..)

Good Job Taeshi :D

By the way… just because it’s censored >:3

****** ****** ****** ******

that is all

SadCloud August 18, 2011, 7:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #177611

Hes Crying Because His Mommy Used To Sing Him That Song :DDD
.. Well Thats My Guess.

Coldcrush August 18, 2011, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #177612

Y’know, if it was not for Jasmine, I’d even ship Paulo x Lucy after this page, despite me trying to stay neutral and just enjoy the show whatever direction it takes.

NoPlayer August 18, 2011, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #177613

I love the background effects in the last couple panels. Definitely portrays what Paulo seems to be going through well. Also, Paulo looks amazing in this one. Probably my favorite out of this arc. :)

I WILL COMFORT YOU PAULO. If, ya know, Lucy doesn’t help. :U

JC August 18, 2011, 9:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #177616

Wow. Deep. Paulo has really grown on me. He has turned from a total slob into an acyually respectable person. Go, Paulo!!! B)

TurtleMan August 18, 2011, 11:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #177617

You know that if you visit this page (or the booru) on a mobile device, NOTHING is censored.

darkwolf328 August 18, 2011, 11:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #177618

That was supposed to be a sunglasses face. B-)
Ugh, nevermind.

Anyways: Wow. Paulo has grown alot. He turned from a total slob into a respectable person.

TurtleMan August 18, 2011, 11:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #177620

making a character change without actually changing them is probably one of the hardest things to do in any media. natural progression is so damn hard to emulate, but masta P is probably one of the best developed characters period, switching from a horny little just-now-teenage-brat, to a young adult thats starting to lose his edge just a bit now that he’s getting closer to the big 18. his sense of loyalty has never waivered, and every adventure he goes on just shapes and molds him in life. I think he’s starting to think more like an adult, and less like a child.

Logan August 18, 2011, 11:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #177628

NEXT PAGE NEXT PAGE D| -runs around- 3
Paulo and Lucy need to live happily ever after now ;^;
it’s so funny to look back and see how I went from a Mike and Lucy fan to a Paulo and Lucy fan >.<; they really are cute though ;~;

anon August 19, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

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anon August 19, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

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Logan said it perfectly. I think you guys have done so stunningly in the development of all the characters.. particularly Paulo though, and the way he’s gone so much from the seemingly careless guy to quite possibly the sweetest of them all… you didn’t even do it in a way that could come off as cliche I think…

elimo August 19, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

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Cata :3 August 19, 2011, 4:42 PM EST.

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Yeah i can get this, even if its just about crying when the person you love sings, i just heard her sing on youtube, but shes with someone else, guess i can relate to Paulo. **** Mike

Jack August 27, 2011, 9:52 PM EST.

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Paulo: “Why?”
Lucy: “Yes. You’re crying. Why?”
Paulo: “Your voice is just so beautiful. You singing is a greater ‘Thank you,’ than I was ready for.”
Lucy: *BLUSH*
Paulo: “And that’s why I’m crying. Sorry for being pathetic.”
Lucy: “Wha- You’ve been helping me all this way. You’re not pathetic. Thank you, Paulo.”
*awkward silence*
Lucy: “Just remember. You’re taken. And anything romantic might make you sick like me.”
Paulo: *chuckling*

Hoheh September 14, 2011, 3:44 AM EST.

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That is my thought too, @Hoheh.

He is crying because he is my beautiful, sensitive, passionate boy and her voice is so beautiful it moved him.

Dammit, why can’t it be PauloxMe? :P

Fruvous September 14, 2011, 9:41 AM EST.

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Luigifan October 7, 2011, 7:05 PM EST.

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I’m honestly feeling sad about how this is going.
No offense to the fans of PauloXLucy, but I just can’t stay still when I see a scene like this, like something’s out of place.
But that’s just me.

Harris012 November 1, 2011, 9:22 AM EST.

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cue bad memory flashback. :P

the fry pwnr January 29, 2012, 11:41 PM EST.

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Caring for animals, having fun with friends, enjoying her relationships, sometimes dancing, teasing her brothers, Chris or Hayley time, and singing are Lucy’s main times to smile.

Hoheh April 27, 2012, 6:22 AM EST.

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I might be a Michael guy, but Paulo is WAY better then Final Fantasy Cat

TheShucke May 7, 2012, 8:01 PM EST.

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I’ll be frank, this page made me finally appreciate Paulo. DX

Officially the most heart-wrenching page by my vote; the last bit where it turns darker and darker for him within just killed me inside…. ;_;

Galajo August 23, 2012, 10:17 AM EST.

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Lucy’s singing voice (sick or not) is like this in my head:

Idastar January 1, 2013, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #260529

This page is sweet

Shadow September 27, 2013, 8:13 PM EST.

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:’( my ship… myyyy shiiippppppppp It makes me want to cry so badly!!!

Vanilla November 8, 2013, 3:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #285601

alternet reallity seeping thought again

TemplarArchon_Hunter August 23, 2014, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #296666

Best chapter ever 420/10

Algeria April 4, 2015, 2:31 AM EST.

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I have to be completely honest with everyone.
I miss Lucy where is she when is she coming back omg.

HappyThyExceed April 4, 2015, 2:33 AM EST.

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