69. At Loose Ends, page posted 2/1/12

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Comment ID #207287


Oh my gosh so adorable in that Christmas outfit.
So adorable. Love the new hair. Oh nice catch Tess, I guess.

Ace February 1, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #207288

too much awesome on this page!

Chelis February 1, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #207289


Also someone looks butthurt about something man this thing is just non-stop drama ROUND AND ROUND IT GOES WHERE DOES IT STOP NOBODY KNOWS

But yeah son that’s some serious mope you got going on right there.

Brock February 1, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #207290

haha you gotta love Paulo

SafelyHidden February 1, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #207291

You read Homestuck and Monster pulse! Do you read the Meek?

Montiini February 1, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #207292


infantry56 February 1, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #207293

Heh, Paulo.

[EDIT] DAMNIT! I missed the top 3 by 5 seconds! T_T

Danny February 1, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #207294

Soo innocent jazz
Love abbeys reaction go from, what the… to, … I hate you all.

Also, I don’t think hands bend like that normally. Paulo you jerk.

kolarbear February 1, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #207295

Freakin’ awesome catch!

Felixeab February 1, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #207296

well at least Abbey got his mind off of the past for now

Kyla February 1, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #207297

Wow paulo must hav quite the arm

Redeneck February 1, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

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And Jazz looks so pretty here! Nice to see Tess, we haven’t seen her in a while :D

Flara February 1, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #207299

i wonder what the next page will be like.. cause this one just preludes the soon to be awesome X3

Inumaru February 1, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #207300

Filthy animal…

They are all animals…


Athen February 1, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #207301

4th panel, Paulo’s quote. Home Alone 2 reference I believe. :P.

Nice to see Tess again! :)

Blue Sly February 1, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #207303

Where have I heard “merry Christmas you filthy animal” before…

GoBeyond February 1, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #207304

Huh… “Merry Christmas you filthy animal” ….cant tell if that’s a Home Alone 2 reference or you were just unaware of it. Either way I found that amusing. :smirk:

Darf14 February 1, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #207305

Daisy’s cute face. She makes it all the time.

Atlas February 1, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #207306

Haven’t commented in a long while, the comic seems to be progressing smoothly as always. Lets just see how much longer this can keep up, maybe something good will happen.

BlackStealth08 February 1, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #207307

I hope Mike loses it at the party to Lucy. I’d love to see the fallout from that, and to see Tess use all that ammo that Mike just conveniently gave her (He gave her a frigging Uzi of info for crying out loud!).

Also, Awesome Tess is Awesome.

Renadt February 1, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #207308

“PAF” backwards is Fap. That, and Paulo calls him a “filthy animal.” There is definately sexual symbolism here, at least that’s what my English teacher would say, but I don’t know what it means. :/ Also I think Paulo is a little jelly

Random Internet Loser February 1, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #207309

Well, at least we’re out of the zombie state phase, so that’s something Abbey :D

LimeyBrit February 1, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #207310

Pfff, I love Tess xD

Skygaze February 1, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #207311

………………… That youngster still feels so outa place to me

Kikimmicoa February 1, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #207312

wow, finally sat down to read this comic after a long time of laughing at the links. Must say, you’ve done a great job over all these years and it looks like you havent lost it yet.

Poor poor world for having to put up with the pairing of Paulo and Jasmine. though, they are a rather adorable pair! 8-) :O

Terran February 1, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #207313

Paulo is so horrible…. Meanwhile Tess’ badass levels just went up.

Vega February 1, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #207314

Oh lordy. Paulo’s looking more like his father everyday.

Extendo Mags February 1, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #207315

Oooh! Humor! How delightful! My sides sre bursting happy. (Dear God Abbey Don’t be like every other kid your age and phail at dancin’)

DeValt & Whittaker February 1, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #207316

Wow. Just wow.

Matrix bullet time much? Tess is amazing, one of my favorite characters here, definitely!

Rockin' Gamma February 1, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #207317

Wow. That exact thing happened to me. Me and a friend were walking next to eachother and someone from across the street threw a snowball straight at my face. My friend reach out and grabbed it right in front of me, and then proceeded to smash it into the person across the street’s face.

Was pretty cool.

FShounen February 1, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #207318

you’re a WEE bit late on the merry christmas, but better late then never!

great page! that’s some insane reaction time tess’ got.

SXR123 February 1, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #207320

yay, Abbey’s a “Filthy Animal”!!
Tess has crazy fast reflexes, and that snowball must have been frozen really solid if she was able to catch it without it breaking….Must have been cold.
Its also very awesome how well Tess and Jaz seem to get along!! ^_^

Candy Corn Lover February 1, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #207321

YAAAAYYY!! The drama storm has calmed down…..

for now (dun dun duuuunn)

strider February 1, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #207323

My brain just melted… It’s not Wednesday here yet… Also great work so far Taeshi!

Alex February 1, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #207324

2nd panel abbey face = priceless xD

Sethorien February 1, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #207325

vega, i think tess’ badass levels kinda dropped again when she started groaning in pain from a little snow. :smirk:

i mean, abbey took four of them to his skull and didn’t even grunt.

i remember the last time someone threw a snowball at me… they never did it again.

paulo is still anal raped… or butthurt, whatever, over tess dumping him, i guess?

and… that’s all i’ve got for this page.

well, i would like to know why daisy is hiding instead of yelling at paulo, and why abbey doesn’t just snap and kill paulo, it’s not like he counts as a person, or anything. :/

Thanatos February 1, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #207326

Throw his *** in the snow. lol

starfighter105 February 1, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #207327

IDK why, but Paulo reminds me of the Grinch in the second to last panel.

Also shut de fuq up Thanatos. freakin troll

K.R.I February 1, 2012, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #207329

Anyone else notice tueday update? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?????

Neow February 1, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #207330

hmmm makes me wonder if Lucy-chan is going to show up…or Michael for that matter….more christmas drama anyone?

luna February 1, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #207332

Home Alone reference gone wrong! :B

I love the outfits on this page. X3

Jessica U. Ingmann February 1, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #207333

Funny what bad influence Paulo is to Tess :D

Naity February 1, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #207334

freakin home alone reference! whyyyyyy

moo February 1, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #207335

Is the holiday jerk eue.

Raxki February 1, 2012, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #207336

“…and a Happy New Year!”

B-man February 1, 2012, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #207337

Wait, is she wearing mistletoe in her hair? Jasmine, what a terrible thing for a good Christian girl (TM) like yourself to do!

Titanium Dragon February 1, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #207338

I think it’s adorable how Taeshi talks “to” her characters when she says stuff like the “wear gloves” thing to Tess in the page comment. Rofl, it’s as if she’s just one of the readers.

eccentrik February 1, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #207340

I have a kid that sits behind me in biology who reminds me of paulo. My reaction- “do you wanna die?” I can only imagine if my face looks like abby’s. l:L. Anyway, I love your snow effects. I always wished that it would snow where I live. Haha you make it seem so elegant on you pages! How talented! :3

Rin February 1, 2012, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #207341

Go, ninja Tess!

Laufente February 1, 2012, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #207344

Oooh Tess…Your so cute in that outfit, So is Jasmine.

Aoriki February 1, 2012, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #207345

i just went through the ENTIRE archives in 2 days, went from getting increasingly annoyed with lucy, to REALLY not likeing lucy, to feling bad for lucy, TO WANTING TO UTTERLY DESTROY EVERYTHING THAT IS MIKE…. FOREVER. ALL THE TIME. >:l
nice job :D

CptOverkill February 1, 2012, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #207346

Of course Ace comments first with the appearance of Jasmine XD

also glad i’m not the only one who caught the “Home Alone” reference

showing up to your Exes party with your current gf is always a bit awkward.. this year’s party should be interesting ^_^

Coda February 1, 2012, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #207347

Damit jazzy looks cute. I can’t decide who i like better jazzy or daisy. This is the first time in a long time that i’ve liked tess’s look. When she whent to color i didn’t like her new look. Now she looks good……..Also someone better get misle toe’d. Taeshi!!!! let paulo and jazz kiiiiiissss pleeeeeaaaase. Serously when the hell is that going to happen? Love this page :-*

JustSomeCritic February 1, 2012, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #207348

also am i the only one who read “merry Christmas ya filthy animal” in the voice of the guy on the movie in the first home alone?

CptOverkill February 1, 2012, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #207350

I caught a snow ball once without gloves, and it had ice on it’s surface… that didn’t end well… >_•

PurpleLeaf February 1, 2012, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #207351

@CptOverkill no your not! XD I got that the first time! :3

PurpleLeaf February 1, 2012, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #207352


pearlcrox February 1, 2012, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #207353

Ha, CptOverkill, I never moved on from being annoyed at Lucy. Paulo looks like he’s growing out his hair. (whiskers?)

Lake February 1, 2012, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #207354

Yep…thats the Paulo we know…SNOWBALL FIGHT!!!*shot to the face*
Edit:I said that for fun*shot to the face…again*

SGRTC February 1, 2012, 3:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #207355

Unless Tess has especially thick fur (which she doesn’t seem to) that outfit must leave her very cold.

CatTrooper February 1, 2012, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #207356

:( I don’t like Jasmine now!

Anonymousx101 February 1, 2012, 4:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #207357

This is gonna be hard to read after the last chapter.

DarthStar February 1, 2012, 5:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #207358

Knock him out! 8-D

Dragonite February 1, 2012, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #207359

I swear I though that said pap.
Also, Paulo’s expressions are perfect.

A Human Being February 1, 2012, 6:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #207360

ahah we finally see paulo and jazzie… Luv those two… And this page… Hope the mood keeps getting lighter.
Also, Taeshi, I’ve been reading taeshi diary and well, scrach related wounds suck… But based from personal experience, try rubbing alcohol. But only if you have high pain tolerance. Sounds stupid and crazy, but it will remove all itching. It’ll hurt like hell for a few minutes, but it will stop itching and start healing.
Feel better though.

Lumpy Space P. February 1, 2012, 6:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #207361

and a happy new yea 8-)

alfie the artick fox February 1, 2012, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #207362

I don’t know why Jasmine dose’nt at least talk to Paulo for being an *******.

Just sayin February 1, 2012, 7:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #207363

oh man Tess is a boss. YAY seeing Tess again, and Jasmine! haha thanks for another great page Taeshi.

Deuce Moose February 1, 2012, 7:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #207364

Yep it’s never a christmas party until someone gets waped in the face with a snowball XD
And Tess’ awesome just raised about a 15 in my books….. lets see so that means she is at 349 awesome 8-)

Rae Chan February 1, 2012, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #207366

Paulo has a chance in baseball…

Shocky February 1, 2012, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #207367

dont like seeing those 2 together… >=(

umad? February 1, 2012, 7:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #207368

tess got that snow ball, like a BOSS!

alex February 1, 2012, 8:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #207369

the webcomic party is crazy awesome and i love how abbey gets hit once ant then three mor come at him lol

1337c47 February 1, 2012, 8:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #207370

Waaait… on panel 6 the snowballs just ”magically” dissappeared…

Mikk February 1, 2012, 8:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #207371

lol, i know that feeling :D The cold burnsssss.
love this page, though. Jasmine looks adorable!

asimplefangirl February 1, 2012, 8:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #207372

Wow! Tess was totally matrixing right there! It’s just cuz she’s so cool… lol :-*

I hope that Abbey can be distracted by the party and feel better… but knowing Taeshi that won’t happen. Great page!

Silversoma February 1, 2012, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #207373

Jazz looks So cute >.<, I love her outfit, and her hair is nice too, i different look if I would have to say

CTS4Kouhei February 1, 2012, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #207374

Aww, Paulo and Jazz are just the cutest. XD I love this page, so d’aww-worthy. Well, except Abbey. I think he got a return ticket on the angsty-go-round by mistake.

Lizzie February 1, 2012, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #207375

Paulo is quoting Home Alone.
the girls look lovely in their outfits :love:

tylily February 1, 2012, 8:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #207376

Darn, Abbey and Daisy both look so adorable in panel one~
Plus, it’s so great to see Paulo, Jasmine, and Tess again. This comic was missing the levity that they provide. Hopefully David is inside as well.

Spirit February 1, 2012, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #207377

Ahhh! Such a cheerful page!! I love it! The expressions are so cute and I love Jazzie’s hair and Tess’s outfit.

Zuzu February 1, 2012, 9:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #207378

Badassery is always needed with the right equipment

SoulTH February 1, 2012, 9:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #207379

one snowball and it’s innocent teasing.

four snowballs are a declaration of war agenst the drama king.

better wake up quick from your flashbacks before your covered in snow.

keios February 1, 2012, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #207380

Paulo really knows how to get on eoples nerves. Tess is pretty awesome catching that snowball with her bare hand. This chapter doesnt seem so angsty. :)

Apple February 1, 2012, 10:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #207382

I have 3 things to say…
To Paulo: Nice Home Alone reference
To Tess: Nice catch
To everybody: Nice outfits. :)

Starkeyblade February 1, 2012, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #207384

Aww……Cute Little Jasmine…ok there’s Paulo….now where’s that Ninja David at……….??????????

Ikuto February 1, 2012, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #207385

Oh cool, I wonder if we’ll see Lucy at the party! :0
It would be interesting to see what she’s like now…

DramaDrama February 1, 2012, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #207387

Tess should think of trying baseball

lov/hate February 1, 2012, 10:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #207388

Lol, it would’ve been so epic if Abbey had caught the first one.

twalker500 February 1, 2012, 10:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #207389


TotallyDrawn February 1, 2012, 11:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #207390

i dont know what to say…

ema February 1, 2012, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #207392

“I’m gonna give ya to the count of ten to get your ugly, yella, no-good keester off my property before I pop your guts fulla lead… 1, 2, 10! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!” One of my favorite scenes in that movie. Jasmine looks cute. 8-D

Xenos February 1, 2012, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #207396


ema February 1, 2012, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #207398

Loving Daisy in panel 1.

Did I mention I like the flower/pearls thing on her head?
Because I like it a lot! :)

Jasmine looks quite guilty in panel 7, a very strange change of mood, because she was smiling brightly on panel 3. D:

eny s February 1, 2012, 11:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #207399

Jazzie is adorable, as usual.
Also, PAF.
It’s good to see some humor on here. The last chapter was SO angsty.

hakr14 February 1, 2012, 11:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #207405

I love the Home Alone reference. Made my day!! XD

Zane February 1, 2012, 11:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #207414

Ooh, one of my favorite scenes from that movie xD

Also, Jazzie looks…uh…okay. *shrug*

Raichu February 1, 2012, 12:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #207415

Man Abbey is ticking time bomb…I can see him loosing his **** at the party lol

Iris February 1, 2012, 12:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #207424


i thought paulo would take first chance to mock the crap out of abbey for not wearing their matching red xmas uniforms



was there


RED February 1, 2012, 12:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #207425


SamSoma February 1, 2012, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #207426

wow, Tess must be cold in that outfit .o. still lookin’ good though -w-

Wisp February 1, 2012, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #207427

ohh pualo
always the douchbag :)

Meh February 1, 2012, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #207428

Is that a…Home Alone quote?

GiantWeebo February 1, 2012, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #207429

Home Alone? Yes, yes it is. Kinda.
Fun stuff be fun.

Krystique February 1, 2012, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #207430

I live in Florida, U.S.A. Close to equator = no snow and hot weather.


Lotvk February 1, 2012, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #207431

I’m not gonna lie, the “Filthy Animals” quote read in my mind in the same way as in HA2 before I even remembered where it was from.
Also hey! It’s Tess! I remember her! Man, that’s just a blast from the past, ain’t it? Just standin’ there with her Normal-By-Comparison Christmas clothing, pullin’ off Jackie Chan stunts. Good times.

Gameking218 February 1, 2012, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #207432

Ninja Tess!

42 February 1, 2012, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #207433


IDog February 1, 2012, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #207434

How could that have hurt? It was just a snowball wasn’t it? Or maybe he wanted to hurt Abbey really badly and packed it with ice. XD

Geck February 1, 2012, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #207435

Honestly, who didn’t foresee Paulo pulling a Paulo?
I love Abby’s faces when being assaulted by the snowballs. *snowball one* sigh… Paulo. *snowballs two and three* I hate life.
On the matter of epic Tess: Paulo: 0 Tess: 1 snowballs with rocks in them, apparently: 2
On everyone talking about late Christmas chapter: this is happening at the same time as the mike and Lucy fiasco.
And I’m probably reading into nothing, but jasmine is to Tess as Curtisimo
Is to taeshi?

Curtisimo - OASFFU C7

Curtisimo February 1, 2012, 4:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #207436

and thats why Tess is one of my favorites! UNDERLINE ONE Furious Abbey

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GoldenCappuccinoFlame February 1, 2012, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #207437

Happy things again! Oh how I’ve missed smiling at this comic. :D

Pj the Stout February 1, 2012, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #207438

Is it just me or dose daisy look like she is about to cry in panel 4

Ricky February 1, 2012, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #207440

I like the way Daisy was drawn in the first panel. very..anime like. it’s cute. Paulo looks kinda scary in the second to last panel. oo

rishi-chan February 1, 2012, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #207441

Ninja catch! muahahaha!

Special K February 1, 2012, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #207442

seems like jasmine has become one of the favored characters

thgodfry February 1, 2012, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #207443

6 more weeks till this comic is finished. :D

RoibloxianGoldburst February 1, 2012, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #207444

Awesome page this is 8-)

Nekocat13 February 1, 2012, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #207445

Heh. Paulo sure likes messing with Abbey too much.

Hoheh Iyah Hohee February 1, 2012, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #207446

the backgrounds on this page are gorgeous!!!

Honey February 1, 2012, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #207449

What in the world is that in the backround of the last panel? :question:

Echo February 1, 2012, 9:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #207450

I knew that being a Jazz man would pay off! Woo!
She’s back!

Patches February 1, 2012, 9:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #207451

aww man dood sometimes snowballs and HURT

especially if it’s not snow but ice >_____>

Paulo look what you did /smh

Hell in my Clouds February 1, 2012, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #207452

Taeshi your characters hands have improved drasticly since the begining of your comic. :) All the fingers are the right size and length Bravo Taeshi.

Chibiterasu February 1, 2012, 10:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #207453

The…the PUNS….
I can continue with that last one solely in mind.
Thank you, Tess, for being the coolest cat in the comic. 8-)

Welgaea February 1, 2012, 10:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #207454

oh no i am almost sad that i missed some of this and i have to catch up with it now oh well more to do now anyways

pauloVSmike February 1, 2012, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #207456

._.i think agustus is cool i know there is a little background on him and i know he is not what we think he is

blackpanther360 February 1, 2012, 10:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #207458

Loving this chapter so far. After all, Abbey is my favorite character! :D

Turbocharge February 2, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #207461

Tess might be faster than Wesker. (Resident Evil reference.)

Slenderman February 2, 2012, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #207462

Oh my God, does that mean she’s got Uroburos? Run for your lives, mutant Tess on the loose!

Random Internet Loser February 2, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #207463

Wait, i just thought of something….is lucy and/or mikey going to b at this party? I dont wanna go through another mikey hate rant….

Redeneck February 2, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #207465

Hope not

Pepe Le Pew February 2, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #207466

i wornder if l Lucy willbe there or will she stay away because Mike will be there

matt February 2, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #207467

It’s getting to where I’d almost prefer Lucy/Mike/both of them weren’t in stories at all. Their drama gets so tiring sometimes.

Fsjal February 2, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #207468

… but yeah with any luck they won’t be. I think the drama levels will be at maximum with Abbey thinking about his dad all night.

Fsjal February 2, 2012, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #207469

Mike will most likely be there, as he and Tess are good friends. As for “mike rants”, I will just assume you meant you are tired of fans ranting about mike.

I don’t know why any reader would want Lucy to be there. Sure, lets pray the walking angstfest was invited. :/

The Observer February 2, 2012, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #207471

@observer u know thats not wat im talking about. Mike, however valid his points were, did rant and hate for a good few pages.

Redeneck February 2, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #207472


Oh yes, let’s invite the guy with the biggest stick up his *** and a superiority complex to a party that’s supposed to be fun.

But no, seriously, Lucy and Mike both equally deserve to be there as they are both Tess’ friends. Really though? Lucy doesn’t go spewing all her problems onto her friends like Mike does. Mike makes it a public display when he’s having problems. Lucy is distant, which can be equally annoying, but at least she’s not making a huge spectacle of herself and everyone around her.

Laura February 2, 2012, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #207473

paulo lookin as hot as a kitty can get! :D he’s so scruffyyyy!!! also im adoring the animation style here! amazing, stunning work taeshi! and their outfits are all boss. :love: cant wait for the next page, no thought on what might happen yet, im just gunna wait and see. :O

Neila078 February 2, 2012, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #207480

a home alone referance… nice.

Name:. who wants to know? February 2, 2012, 2:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #207483


…And a happy new year!

Never really noticed how tall Abbey is before this page - he’s kinda huge! He’s large and in charge!

Ten bucks says this party collides with Sandy visiting Mike, so he says he won’t go. But then SANDY says they should go, and then LUCY is at the party too and then they all see eachother and it gets really really awkward.

Kibondo February 2, 2012, 4:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #207484

That would be seriously funny and angsty at the same time. Serious awkward moment. Anyway this is really shaping up to be a great fill in for Abbey’s problems we also have to wonder if he is gonna follow in the father’s footsteps.

Blarose February 2, 2012, 5:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #207485

@Kibondo and Blarose
sandy arrives the day after this one.
the previous chapter was set on a thursday and, on the calendar, sandy’s arrival was marked on friday of the following week.
abbey’s invitation says this: “dear abbey, you are cordially invited to tessa’s Christmas party, this thursday the…” (here abbey interrupted janet).
since it’s impossible that the party would have been on the same thursday of chapter 68, it must be on the following one, that is the day before the one in which sandy arrives.

boh... February 2, 2012, 6:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #207486


Well then at least Mike can be hung over for when Sandy shows up. We’ve seen him drunk/drugged up twice already, about time we got to see the day-after scenario too. *gigglecopter*

Kibondo February 2, 2012, 6:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #207487

@Kibondo & co.
I don’t think Sandy will appear at the party …
I’m not sure though, depends on how she took recent events…

Zarylo February 2, 2012, 6:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #207488

Tessie gains +2 bonus experience for a successful roll of dexterity die.
*does thumbs up*

Varulvsnatt February 2, 2012, 6:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #207493

Nice Home Alone reference.

Opa-Opa February 2, 2012, 8:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #207494

so you didn’t read my comment… sandy cannot be at the party because she isn’t in the town, yet. she arrives the day after.

boh... February 2, 2012, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #207499

@ Myself boh, Kibondo & co.
I did read your comment.
sorry i mixed things up. I meant the following:
I don’t think Lucy will appear at the party …
I’m not sure though, depends on how she took recent events…

Zarylo February 2, 2012, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #207500

I think Tess was maybe closer to Mike, so I think Lucy might not be invited.

Ranki February 2, 2012, 9:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #207501

Who said anyone except them knows about it?

Mikk February 2, 2012, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #207503

@Zarylo: ook nevermind.

@Ranki: I doubt that tess would not invite lucy. she invites all her friends, why lucy shouldn’t be included?

boh... February 2, 2012, 11:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #207505

PAULO!! JASMINE!! how i’ve missed you so…

Bioniclema90 February 2, 2012, 12:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #207506

“Guess we won’t be needing these extra pages of childhood trauma. Want me to get rid of em?”
Me: “Don’t be hasty. Not until I see that Abbey pummeled to dust, which should be any minute now…”

toast February 2, 2012, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #207507

Toast, you just won the internet.

Wolfheart February 2, 2012, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #207508

@Ranki: Actually, I would say she is closer to Lucy as she feels the desire to protect her according to the relationship chart when it was last updated. Tess will probably have invited Mike and Lucy due to not knowing what happened between them but there will be clear tension between them if they both show up as they will both probably stay at opposite sides of the room.

Moogle February 2, 2012, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #207509

“It’s true, your honor: this man is some kind of weasel, I dunno.”
(fifty points if you get the layered refrence)

Xu-kitty February 2, 2012, 2:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #207510

Hey I’m back, BTW.
I like Abbey’s o-o face.
Also, I can’t sign in. WH4T NOW?

-A- February 2, 2012, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #207519

tess is so cool i love her she has fast reflexies just like me i love all there out fits

kittykatlovesviolin February 2, 2012, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #207520

*claps* nice catch! :D Paulo quit making dick moves.

the fry pwnr February 2, 2012, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #207525

I, for one, like Abbey. A lot. So shaddup.

JC February 2, 2012, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #207526

i hope you guys get your stuff back.

kickash February 2, 2012, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #207528

8-D :D i love u kittys so kute i have 2 cats there so cute

kittykatlovesviolin February 2, 2012, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #207529


kittykatlovesviolin February 2, 2012, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #207535

I love the spirit that these guys have :3 I don’t see a lot of Christmas spirit where I live, so it’s nice to get a little dose.

eccentrik February 2, 2012, 11:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #207537


Rafa Mayonaka February 3, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #207538

Oh no, the free webcomics that is updated in the dead of night (and that’s America time, who knows when that is in Australia, probably 4:30 A.M or something) is four minutes late on the entirely free update! QUICKLY, FREAK OUT!*
*warning, unnessecary bad usage of sarcasm here

Curtisimo - pshaw
An added item of concern: under the comment, where you put your name, I A: no longer have to put the name in, it’s just remembered, and B: it asks me to sign in to BCI. This disturbs me, as I has no moneys for BCI. Help?

Curtisimo February 3, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #207539

Curtisimo, you are not helping. Either talk about the actual page here or shut up.

DavCube February 3, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #207540

@Varulvsnatt I feel like such a nerd knowing exactly what you meant by that XD

Anyways, nice catch Tess. Paulo must have one helluva arm.

Qsandas February 3, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #207541

Pretty close actually Curtisimo, 4:00 PM, felt like looking it up when it was mentioned. Although despite the usual freak outs, you’re the only on who’s said anything about it so far tonight.

MiwAuturu February 3, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #207542


Please stop talking, your causing more problems than you think your solving (shockingly low number of 0) if you dont know what something is, and it dosent seem to affect you, shut up about it. Now in regards to the update being late? Tae is human, shes as subject to flaws as you or i, or is likely still dealing with the fact that her place got broken into. Chill out and go watch 2 and a half men or whatever crap your kind enjoys watching when theyre not being idiots on the web and trying to be funny ( your failing at it)

Seraphara February 3, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #207543

Rarely anyone has freaked out lately. They either left, decided to stop whining, or the decided to be considerate. And curtisimo I wanted to say that I’m sorry about being rude a few weeks ago.

Kikren February 3, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #207544

lol! i love the “home alone” reference. ‘merry chirstmas. ya filthy animal!’ xD thts great!

on another note. abby and daisy are so cute together. nice to see abby happy considering the last few pages. its good that got his mind off his problems. (even if its only for a little bit)

TreeFrog February 3, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #207545

you know how I read the page the first time? I was like, “why not? sounds… PAF?” (as if PAF was part of the sentence)

LOL! what an airhead you are Adam! XD

Different Adam February 3, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #207546


Oh, wow. I did not know, since I don’t keep up with Twitter or Facebook. I wish them the best. I really do.

Renadt February 3, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #207547

False start!
-1 for curtisimo

But ya, agreed with seraphara, it’ll come soon enough

kolarbear February 3, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #207548

You guys would hate the webcomics like twokinds, it was sopposed to update this Wednesday. Still no update or message, but we patiently wait

infantry56 February 3, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #207549

aw. no update. guess I’ll just sleep like a normal person and hope it pops up tommorow. Night x_x

Sethorien February 3, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #207550

Why does this always happen? Can noone understand a joke?
What I said was meant to make fun of morons who get on at 12:01, see it hasn’t updated, and go “ungh taeshi y u no update u suk” or something to that affect. I understand late updates, and fully expect them THAT’S NOT A COMPLAINT DON’T MISCONSTREW MY WORDS. Although now that you mentioned it, noone has freaked out in a while. Good job, humanity, you’ve learned the virtue of patience. And yes, that’s a horrible joke, but you only get better at things through practice. I know I’m not funny.
Also, taeshi got robbed?!?! *sympathy and empathy*

Curtisimo - used to walk around talking’ like I’m bright, now it wouldn’t feel quite right

Curtisimo February 3, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #207552

@infantry56 two kinds updated today.

And I’m not surprised the update is late. Their house got broken into recently. It’s on their twitter.

All hail pualo and jasmin the snowball snipers.

Teeroy766 February 3, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #207553

@Teeroy766 Remember Vg cats?

Cool comic Taeshi!! tess’s hand has to hurt now *reads the last part* Oh cool, I was right!

And I feel sorry for them, I hope you find teh robbers!

Meowth766 February 3, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #207556


The problem is that you can be a bit extravagant with your “lol wackiness randumb humor.” While that guy was a moron for not noticing that you were lampooning fans complaining about the comic being late (although, I haven’t actually been able to find any), you make yourself a target when you are overly facetious. Maybe drop the silly taglines and things, eh?

Wolfenrir February 3, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #207557

im fine with a few late updates, its 9 oclock here when it updates, so i dont mind. just do me one favor, and dont start updating as inconsistantly as VGcats. thats all i beg of you.

emohamstergod February 3, 2012, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #207558

I used to dislike Jasmine, just because I was PauloxLucy, but she has such a cute design, and the more she sticks around the more I adore her :3
And Daisy is just so cute!!! :D I love the Christmas outfits, too. :3
I just envy you and your art skills~

Maymay February 3, 2012, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #207559

Also, please don’t become VGcats. Not a fan.

I like this comments section, it’s so nice to be able to waffle about the story and waste time waiting for an update by talking about barely-related rubbish. It’s so simple and you can barely expect anyone else will read your post. :3

Georginorx February 3, 2012, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #207560

@ Teeroy766 thanks, I feel sorry for them, but still it’s funny how people devote their lives to webcomics then freak out when it’s late.

infantry56 February 3, 2012, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #207561

emohamstergod me too ha ha west coast?

infantry56 February 3, 2012, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #207562

Thanks, Seraphara.

Today’s page was completed a week ago and should have been ready to post. But since my computer was stolen, I have not had the time to process and upload the buffer of comics. Today we had to buy a replacement stylus for Veronica’s tablet and are now heading home. I will try my best to get the new page up within an hour, but it will be a bit difficult to get my old Photoshop installation working on my laptop, which has to substitute for the stolen computer.

SuitCase February 3, 2012, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #207563

paf, backwards is fap….fap….fap fap fap

booooooo...ooo February 3, 2012, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #207564

@Suitcase Sorry to hear about the robbery man. Just read the blog entry. Take as much time as you two need to recover. I’m just glad you’re both safe. :) I wouldn’t mind if the comic is delayed for a day or two due to this scare. Glad Taeshi didn’t break down so easily. Tough girl there she is. 8-) Keep looking out for each other.

Keep safe you two. :) (And the pet, can’t forget the pet.)

Blue Sly February 3, 2012, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #207565

Lol, everyone hates curtisimo!!! Also sorry to hear about th break in :( ….

Redeneck February 3, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #207566

@SuitCase Major bummer man, that really sucks. Though if you have it set to automatically sign in to a messenger or some online program/site, you can potentially get an IP trace of where it’s located assuming they didn’t wipe the hard drive or tear it up for parts. Just thought I would suggest that to try to help.

Qsandas February 3, 2012, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #207567

Home Alone reference!
This makes me miss the holiday season

Sonata February 3, 2012, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #207569

You guys seriously went out and bought stuff just to make your schedule? Man, we appreciate the dedication! But I’m pretty sure most of us would have been just fine waiting for a damn good reason like a break-in.

The Good Doctor February 3, 2012, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #207570


Yeah, he must have totaly meant that he couldn’t wait 4 minutes. No jokes here. Nope

bla February 3, 2012, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #207571

Take all the time you need, guys. Seriously, being robbed is no fun.

Renadt February 3, 2012, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #207600

Whoa, Tess is from the Matrix!

She moves like they do!

Way to bring the douche…. character who has been out of the comic for so long that I have forgotten your name although I am pretty sure I was quite fond of you at one point.

Fruvous February 3, 2012, 4:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #207689

Oh!!! Jazz looks sooooooo :3 I love it

LuckyCat February 3, 2012, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #207898


??? February 4, 2012, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #207972

Was that the line from Home Alone?

joefox February 5, 2012, 5:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #207978

:question: When are we going back to the Mike-Lucy fight? Please don’t tell me that was it! I want to see Sandy cry or something… she’s just so annoying.

I like the sequence you’re using… I’m glad I check in instead of not reading this comic anymore.

R-E February 5, 2012, 6:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #207979

:/ I just noticed half the comments on here are considered spam.

Look at that. :nope:

Anyway, I forgot to ask- is Abbey Daisy’s official BF?

R-E February 5, 2012, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #207992

Some random guy: Snowball fight!!!

Shannon February 5, 2012, 10:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #208096

Every time Paulo opens his mouth, I imagine him talking in the snarky voice of Gary Oak from Pokemon.

Soren Kaiser February 6, 2012, 6:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #208828

@Soren Kaiser


In face though, not voice.

Ventus February 13, 2012, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #209777

Paulo and Jasmine are just adorable in this, makes me wish it snowed all that much more over winter. IC

friendly100 February 18, 2012, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #212949

Abbey is not amused. Or impressed.

Luigifan March 28, 2012, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #214213

First page I read and thought that was TAILS.

Sycrin April 12, 2012, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #225228

“Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal” Lol, dat Motionless In White reference xD

BansheeHowl August 11, 2012, 6:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #227900

Merry Chirstmas,ya filthy animal.
I’ve heard that line today o-o What a weird coisidence! XD
((I cant spell =_=”))

TsukiiCatGoddess September 9, 2012, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #233325

“Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!”

Does anyone actually know the movie that line is actually referencing? It’s Angels With Dirty Faces (1938). So you just referenced a reference.

Yo dawg…

Pat Ball November 26, 2012, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #287857

Daisy used ABBEY SHIELD!
But it had no effect!
Tessa used LIKE A PRO!
Paulo used SNOWBALL!
It was super effective! (i.e. last panel)

FlyAway7 October 14, 2014, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #296763

Was that a home alone reference?

Jay April 6, 2015, 6:43 PM EST.

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