70. Piece of Cake, page posted 5/30/12

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Comment ID #217605

I smell GREY SCALE! Also, ever noticed that Lucy’s facial tufts are almost identical to that of Paulo’s all of a sudden? One more thing, Paulo appears to be becoming just as depressed / emotional / mentally unbalanced as Lucy, just a thought. Y U HAVE NO EYES LUCY???

Nikita May 30, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #217606

Hmmmm….oh boy

hurt/lov/hate May 30, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #217607

well that was a story with a disappointing ending

Mako May 30, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #217608

Oooooooooooo paulo….. Call her back!

feralsoul May 30, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #217609

LOL cut off before any explanation xD

Anonymous-_- May 30, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #217610

Paulo appreciates that pretty kitty as friend, ally, and potential love interest. ^_^

Hoheh! May 30, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #217611

Someone’s still a bit conflicted, eh?

Ian May 30, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #217612

She’s got a plan… I don’t know if we’ll like it…

Also… GODDAMMIT IS RIGHT PAULO! Got roped into two girls now eh? Haha you’re screwed. If he lets it blow off he’ll be a.o.k.

Bleu May 30, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #217613

Paulo what were you gonna say to lucy? hmm i bet i figured it out he’s probly gonna ask why she was sad.

masterfunny May 30, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #217614

I swear this comic is a permanent cliffhanger…

Alexander B May 30, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #217615

Good to see Lucy smiling. Poor Paulo though. He wants some answers right now, but Lucy still needs space. She just needed to hear his voice and his concern for her.

faldara May 30, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #217616

what’s with lucy always misplacing her eyes
she needs to keep an eye on tho


what am i doing May 30, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #217617

Hmm Loosy looks way too grown with those long whiskers.

Alex May 30, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #217618


Kai the koi May 30, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

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Slenderman May 30, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #217620

I really, really enjoyed this chapter! Can’t wait for the next.

skari45 May 30, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #217621

adorable <3

Kyute May 30, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #217622

smilling.. that’s not good O.O

Different Adam May 30, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #217623

Poor Paulo, and his mixed emotions;

ChexMix May 30, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #217624

What do you think was runing through his mind in panel 9

hurt/lov/hate May 30, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #217625

Classic BCB. 15 pages of build up, and delivers no significant dialogue.

I really like this comic, I do. I just sometimes think I should check in quarterly so I can get some worthwhile content without the bated breath between pages.

Solvek May 30, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #217626

Hmmmm, I wonder if she took that the wrong way, or is teasing Paulo.

Leo-Inu May 30, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #217627

COMIC WHY U SO ADDICTING?! XD Can’t wait for Friday to see where we go from here. :) On another note I fell bad for Paulo… He’s so conflicted. He doesn’t want to betray himself or Jazzy… :( He is really very sweet and thoughful… he keeps trying to do the right thing… Poor Lucy too… I know she needed mikie to tell her straight up and yes it will help in the long run but i feel he coulda been a crap ton nicer about it.

emmaily19 May 30, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #217628

Oh come on……….for the love of god, Lucy and Paulo, make up! This bittersweet romance is becoming too much to handle! Besides, I like Jasmine for paulo better anyway :O

Frodomann1 May 30, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #217629

Remember Mike said nobody would follow her? She just noticed he was wrong. That’s why she smiled. I didn’t get abot the last panel, though.

nomnomnom May 30, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #217630

why did Paulo say ‘goddammit’ ?????????

jun May 30, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #217631

One need not be cheerful to appreciate kindness or have a sense of humor. Laughter marks amusement and suicidal people can still smile. The darkness of the panels and never showing her eyes, as well as her abrupt return to gloom is likely her true state. She’s still pretty miserable and her closest friend now acts like her enemy when alone. Ha ha ha! Now for some good times. No escape and little sunshine~

Hoheh May 30, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #217632

to quote stewie “red flag every body red flag” :unsure:

anonymous May 30, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #217633

For those who are confused, the last panel is about how he can’t decided between Jasmine and Lucy….and he just being a frustrated teen

DarkCrystal828 May 30, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #217634

life… Is so camplicated….
Just bang everyone ya wanna bang, silly.

Oh god, rachel is contageous.

Pshyzo May 30, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #217635

She’s turned into a recluse now. I can’t wait to see the inevitable brawl between Paulo and Mike. It will probably be a messy one at that.

starfighter105 May 30, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #217637

Sound like someone realized he forgot to put the phone on the “changer” and now it’s dead. In other news, this chapter was good, but definitely not as much drama/baw as the previous ones. It’s probably you switching to a new style, therefore not wanting to accidentally mess up an important/dramatic piece of the story with your first attempt at watercolor. Not that I thought the watercolors were bad, they were really nice, and if it’s faster than digital work, then more power to you. I must say that that, because of the watercolors, that last panel looks like a storm’s-a-brewing. Paulo just needs a little more maturity before he’ll understand that he can be best friends with a girl, without sexual connotations involved. I can’t wait for the next chapter. *Crosses fingers for some Mike x Sandy action*

Inukai May 30, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #217638

Did…Did Paulo just get Lucy back to normal-ish? I’m sure he disproved Mike’s idea that without him nobody will hang out with her…

Avory May 30, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #217639

Quite a predicament Paulo. hehehe

ZombieSlayr800 May 30, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #217640

WOAH. woah. D-did Lucy just…smile? :O Paulo ditch jazz right know and date that sexy piece of ribbon-wearin’ ***

Stripedblur May 30, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #217641

It took me so long to figure out why Lucy laughed at that, and it made me sad in the face. I said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m so glad that I found this webcomic and I CANNOT wait to see what happens next!

Idealist Hammer May 30, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #217643

Is she ok?

Sahchan May 30, 2012, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #217644

Life is not complicated; humans, I mean cat people are complicated (except for David, he’s a dog).
My initial/intuitive response: go talk to Lucy, now.
My response after observing the situation: Chill and wait it out.
Lucy calls out of the blue, laughs a little bit, and then hangs up.
I think Lucy just wants to make sure she’s not alone, but at the same time she’s not really sure if she wants to share her burdens yet.
Of course Paulo is getting emotional. How could you not get emotional when dealing with someone like that, especially when you clearly have feelings for them?
It’s like trying to help someone that’s trying to drown themselves, not to sound overly dramatic, but it’s kind of like that. You want to help, but you don’t know what the frick to do.
Wait it out Paulo. Things are way too hot now, concerning Lucy. Let the embers cool and then see what you can do.

SeismicTossFTW May 30, 2012, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #217645

Huh… I know that look

Shojobo May 30, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #217646

I might be looking too deeply into this, but it seems to be a MAJOR red flag to me. I interpreted his statement as totally different.

“It’s pretty quiet without you.” Lucy feels that she’s a bother to those around her… an annoyance if you will. When Paulo says that it’s quiet, I think Lucy took that as a good thing, as in, “my life was smooth and quiet without you in it.”

Her smirking seems to be more self-depreciating than genuine. He’s just confirmed her suspicions that everyone’s life is easier without her, and her bemused smile is an expression of that. A simple acceptance that her life has no meaning and she will not be missed.

I hope I’m reading too deeply, but I’m curious what others think.

Will May 30, 2012, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #217647

Hope she kills herself and puts an end to this godawful comic.

Hatergunnahate May 30, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #217648

Okay, i know i’m going to get haters on this one, but, why am i getting this feeling that i should be predicting a dark lucy storyline in the near future? I’m seriously getting this impending revenge vibe (much to the joy of the lucy defense squad - -“) from this page like lucy’s gonna go full-on b**** mode soon.

seriously, that smile looked less like a faked smile and more like the plotters smile. all we need now is for her to temple her fingers and say “dance, puppets, dance”. At least that’s the vibe i’m getting.

strider May 30, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #217649

I wonder is Lucy too offence to “It’s pretty quiet without you around”?

Jax May 30, 2012, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #217650

@Will. To be honest I think you’re wrong. I think the “It’s pretty quiet” means that Paulo has missed her, and that nothing really happened, while when she’s there stuff happens. Also now she knows that at least Paulo would stay with her, when Mike leaves their table. So I find it a genuine smile.

Cam May 30, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.

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Trevor May 30, 2012, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #217652

Poor Lucy… but at least she knows that Paulo won’t leave her hanging. #^_^#

Just-a-Lurker May 30, 2012, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #217653

Huh she grew her hair out
It’d look nice is if she brushed it out

Shoop-a-doop May 30, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #217654

Paulo obviously jizzed himself and thus has that expression when he notices it in panel 9.

Stig May 30, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #217655

@Will I didn’t even think of that til I read your comment, now I;m worried.

skari45 May 30, 2012, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #217656

Aww, I like those small hearts in the 8th panel. Hopefully Lucy now knows that Paulo will back her up if there’s going to be a conflict in the future. Paulo being conflicted again. Sucks when you have a great girlfriend, but you know what they say, you can’t beat the first love.

Crackles May 30, 2012, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #217657

I like Jasmine but i think Lucy should be with Paulo. Also, Mike should be with Sandy because she’s a nice girl. I am still shocked about what Mike did and i will not forget that too soon. Paulo was there at the party wondering where Lucy was. He is the guy that REALLY loves her. And after ‘that talk’ with Mike i’m sure Lucy changed.

Rainbow Stone May 30, 2012, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #217658

Very Nice chapter Taeshi, classic good ending that tells us whats going to be happening soon (I hope)
Paulo man! You can’t feel guilty about that! And that phone call was sooo short, paulo must be a dirtier kid than to think of a ‘le sexytime’ thought in that short phone conversation!

Can’t wait til Friday!! Whoopwhoop!!!

foreveryoung5 May 30, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #217659

im…SO confused. but my eyes…THEY CANNOT TURN AWAY!!! XD
dont worry, is a good thing. i’m still a fan!

Candy Corn Lover May 30, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #217660

Yyyyeah. She cut off that conversation very abruptly, and we still didn’t get to see her face properly. I’m a little worried Will might be right.

I was wondering if this chapter end would be upbeat or downbeat for Lucy… Instead it’s just inconclusive, and I expect the next chapter will be Sandy’s visit so who knows if Lucy will show up in that at all? Arrgh, my heart can’t take this ;_;

Some New Guy May 30, 2012, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #217661

… So I’m the only one who thinks it’s psychotic that she is being this melodramatic over a guy not liking her…

Sethorien May 30, 2012, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #217662

i really wish that paulo and lucy would just end up together. sadly, i know that it won’t happen since lucy will always only like mike. :(

pandaeyes May 30, 2012, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #217663

Somebody kill Mike and solve everyone’s problems forever! KARMIC RETRIBUTION I SAY!

Sirrush90 May 30, 2012, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #217664

brace yourself
hair lucy is coming :love:

pikachu May 30, 2012, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #217665

… At first, I thought Lucy was smiling because Mike was proven wrong.
However, now, I think she’s smiling because she doesn’t believe Paulo. She probably still thinks he doesn’t really like her. :(
Goddamn it, Mike. Mad Lucy
Also, Paulo is conflicted right now~ :P How’s he gonna solve this?

ravengal May 30, 2012, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #217666

I don’t quite know how to take this page in. I mean, with the state she is in, it almost seems as if she was mad with the answer. But, maybe I’m over analyzing that smile, and its an actual smile despite the dark coloring. I love Paulo, but the guy shoots himself in the foot so many times I’m surprised he can still walk.

Fenfir May 30, 2012, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #217667

Ummm…ok its good shes happy and all but…
Why did it look like she was smileing evily :nope:…..

Meh May 30, 2012, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #217668


Silvere May 30, 2012, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #217670

I think by now everyone’s aware that Lucy has serious issues. That’s pretty much what the story’s about.

Some New Guy May 30, 2012, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #217671

You’re right

@Different Adam
I was afraid that i was the only one who felt that way

You can call me an idiot, but i still belive that Lucy will make a good couple with Mike. I don’t belive that he hates her. Yes, he told that, and so what? We dont always tells what we are realy feeling. Maybe he is trying to convince himself that he is over her, while he still in love, but didnt want to betray Sandy.

Sorry if this was hard to read and to understand. Eanglish isn’t my first language.

DarknestOne May 30, 2012, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #217672

I agree with that theory.

no one May 30, 2012, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #217673

I love how Lucy’s sudden return to the world make her thoughts and feelings seem so ambiguous, but it also keeps me on my toes too. I can’t tell if she finally snapped, emotionally, from all of this, or if she finally snapped OUT of her funk (brought to you by Mike). The grey coloring fits Lucy’s state of mind throughout the chapter, so I guess that means she she still hasn’t completely sorted out her feelings yet. Its also kind of chilling (or maybe that’s just me), because you don’t know if her next course of action will be good or bad for her, or how it would affect the people around her. Another awesome thing about the color in this page; it also works as a subtly alarm, it screams “Lucy’s still not 100% okay!”.

Also, I’m curious how this will affect her “relationship” with Agustus. If Lucy continues hanging close to Agustus, then it could create some friction with the gang and Paulo (when he notices, that is, which WILL happen. Given how often he’s thinking and worrying about her, and there’s his internal debate to boot). Mike…. eh, hopefully he won’t care, but that won’t be the case; it’ll be eating him on the inside so bad, and he’ll use it in a future argument against Lucy. Hm…. Maybe this would cause people to lean more towards Mike, if he reveals it that is. So far, only He and Daisy know this. And when the group separates, I think Daisy will either lean more towards Lucy or just try to stay in good terms with both parties (I can actually see this happening). Daisy’s the only one who knows why Lucy approached Agustus in the first place (rather than why she’s still near Agustus), Mike doesn’t. However, her detiorating relationship with Mike kind of motivated her more to seek Agustus’ company. And with this, it kind of feels like Mike’s comment on Lucy being alone could possibly come true now, specially because he can twist this part of the argument any way he wants to. Yikes…..

Wow, sorry, long rant….. Anyway….. its another nicely colored page ^_^!

Subaru May 30, 2012, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #217674

I smell something foul is afoot.

Fluffy May 30, 2012, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #217675

Taeshi you jerk! Why must you torture us so?! Stop being mean to him!!! Paulo just wanted to ask what happened….

Alkaizer87 May 30, 2012, 4:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #217677

Ok Paulo, you have one week to create a drama which you probably never intended to happen, resulting in putting your bonds to the test.
Aaaaaannndd…. GO!

Mr. Applejack May 30, 2012, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #217678

Oh jeez I don’t like the way Lucy’s talking wayyyyy too depressed for her own good

Nite May 30, 2012, 4:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #217679

I think she seems happy to see someone cares for her and perhaps she is realising that a lot of what Mike said was lies. Why else would she giggle a bit? I think Paulo is upset with himself after the call after realising that he’s falling for another girl and that guilt of dating Jaz :( Either way he HAS to see Lucy once school starts again, so he will find out eventually and be able to help her on her feet.

Kit May 30, 2012, 4:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #217680

Oh I think he’ll be seeing her before school starts again. I mean Jasmine’s away for a week over christmas. He’ll be spending a lot of that time with Lucy, there’s too much potential for drama there for it not to happen.

(Unless of course he feels too guilty about Jasmine to see Lucy at all and that makes her spiral deeper into depression, oh god there’s drama in every direction)

Some new guy May 30, 2012, 4:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #217681

Some are asking why Lucy had that smile and others think she has a plan. I just see it as her smiling because Paulo is showing some concern. I would smile like that too if someone said something so caring, after my ex-bff told me how worthless I am and how no one could really care about me.

Also I think it ended where it needed to. See the big picture like this, we’ll get more suspense and maybe even the reaction that
we’ve all been waiting for. Besides it would have been boring if Lucy would of just told Paulo what was going on then and there. (Since we all know what would be the obvious result.) Let’s watch things play out for awhile longer and see what we get. =D

Riiah May 30, 2012, 4:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #217682

@Sirrush90: Not counting that this whole thing has been Lucy’s personal bout of karmic retribution for being such a bitch for an excess of half a decade?

StushiJaguar May 30, 2012, 5:03 AM EST.

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Zee May 30, 2012, 5:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #217684

A week!? :question:

Well I guess we can expect Lucy to show up at school after this thanks to Paulo. 8-)

Dat mischievous smile that makes you think shes planning something… ;)

Anonymous May 30, 2012, 5:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #217685

Okay….this was slighlty creepy due to Lucy letting her hair grow longer, and how she just hung up when she was told life was dull without her.

And dammit Paulo! stop getting all bashfull with Lucy, your relationship with Jazz has a much better chance then with Lucy and her emotionaly needy personality.

Not getting together with Lucy could really help her grow out of her belife that she needs someone to be emotinally close to all her life.

I still think Lucy’s depression is gonna turn out to be far more worse then it looks right now….. :(

Death of Ink May 30, 2012, 5:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #217686

So… Its the end of the chapter already?

EricKm May 30, 2012, 6:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #217687

She’s…. smiling.
Paulo my boy, I knew you could do it!

ChocolateHedgehog May 30, 2012, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #217688

I’d be more scared of what Lucy might do to others… not herself…

Sethorien May 30, 2012, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #217689

Paulo… YOU MADE HER SMILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) NICE JOB!!! LOVA BOY!!!! But shame on you for what your father said. Well, actually, she called you so nevermind!! LOVA BOY!!

An Angel I am May 30, 2012, 8:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #217690

holy crap she smiled after what mike said to her. wow lucy has a thing for paulo 8-D but it was obvious anyway so :P

Alopex May 30, 2012, 8:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #217691

Baby steps :). I think that conversation will help a bit with Lucy’s self-esteem and build her confidence a bit. But she should take care….because at this stage it is also easy to “take a step backwards” and tend to become to dependent on another. The root of the problem must ultimately be solved by her. The best thing she can get from her friends right now (like Paulo) is a little push here and there and some support.

Iris May 30, 2012, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #217692

…-trying to decide if panel 8’s background is just normal gradation or tiny hearts…

Huh? May 30, 2012, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #217693

Paulo has manage to make a break through with Lucy, even though he fully doesn’t understand the situation yet.

At the very least, just that small conversation was enough to make her smile (though I do wonder how Mike will react to that). :question:

In any case, looking forward to the next chapter. 8-)

Nimbus26 May 30, 2012, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #217694

I don’t think Lucy could have taken then “it’s been quiet” as a bad thing as Paulo said he was happy to hear from her

Thesis95 May 30, 2012, 9:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #217695

Huh?: They’re hearts.

Neospector May 30, 2012, 9:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #217696

Well at least Lucy is getting better from her depression. Still Paulo is stuggling with his affection to her and the great circumstance/situation between Mike and Lucy is still slowly unraveling to the others. We at least know that this won’t come to a resolution anytime soon, but we will have to sit back and wait to see how this goes. I’m looking forward for the next chapter on Friday.

Starkeyblade May 30, 2012, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #217697

I don’t know her smile looks kinda creepy… I worry that maybe Lucy is seeing everything through the grayscale glasses of “the world is better off without me” and in that case Paulo’s comment of “It’s been quiet” might be taken the wrong way. I think if Lucy had been really smiling maybe the grayscale would have lifted a little bit but it didn’t :x

Verito May 30, 2012, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #217698

Oh Paulo, how odd it is everyone used to think you were a jerk and Mike was the best. Now Mike’s the biggest *** and you’re such a sweet guy.

Paulo 2012!

OmegaB May 30, 2012, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #217699

Poor Paulo

But still, cheating is wrong, and we all know how much of a douche you can be, but even YOU wouldn’t stoop that low. You may be in a loving relationship with Jaz, but is it really love, or is it satisfaction. Paulo… before you meet Lucy, you were the sweetest guy in the entire school, hows about we see some more of that Nice Guy Paulo, and just be honest with yourself and Jazmine. I mean, It’s pretty obvious what you’re REALLY after, and we all know it isn’t Jazmine… its someone else, someone who has been in your life for the longest, someone who cares about you, someone… who loves you… Paulo, don’ mess this up again…

Neo May 30, 2012, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #217700

I just hope Lucy doesn’t hurt herself in any way.

That grey doesn’t look good. :(

xLLx May 30, 2012, 10:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #217701

Your emotions betray you Paulo. You claim to want your relationship with Jasmine, but still desire to be with Lucy… Join the Dark Side and I shall to you the ways of the Force! No woman will be able to resist you. Come my apprentice, I have much to teach, mwahahaha. (All in Sidious’s voice)

Xenos May 30, 2012, 10:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #217703

Decide which one, Paulo. Decide to whom your heart belongs to.
Jasmine or Lucy?

Harris012 May 30, 2012, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #217704

also for all you folks going


That “snrk” could be a snort of derision. The smile and comment, sarcastic. Making assumptions isn’t very clever. It’s far more likely that our lovely Lucy is still too busy hating herself to care about anything.

Sethorien May 30, 2012, 11:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #217706

I think Lucy is smiling because Paulo confirmed that what Mike said wasn’t completely right. Not everyone will ditch her for mike.

Akiriuu May 30, 2012, 11:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #217707

Ahhh I love the hearts around Paulo in the 8th panel, at first I didn’t notice them but then I was like ‘awww!’

On a different note, Paulo’s gotten himself into a heck of a lot of trouble… Actually, he reminds me of my friend with similar problems… But in this case, I’m Lucy DX

Knuc May 30, 2012, 12:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #217708

I really like how Lucy’s facial fur, tuft things look like hair on this page. Very nice, Taeshi!

CrumpledQuill May 30, 2012, 12:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #217709

When are things foing to be fixed? Paulo is still having a crush on Lucy, but why things changed so repently. Firstly, Paulo was the idiot who tried always to attract Lucy, but now… he’s… different.

rilakkumalover May 30, 2012, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #217710

**** i just realized that i am almost completely like paulo

Alopex May 30, 2012, 12:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #217711

That smile on panel 5 is the scariest ever.

ChaoStar May 30, 2012, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #217712

this whole page paulo is just realizing how much he cares about Lucy, and how he’s guilty that it’s effecting his relationship with jasmine.

This is actually pretty sad and the fact that Lucy feels better hearing about it is heartbreaking for her and him.

for the most part im just glad Lucy has the strength to talk to him normally.

Moozers May 30, 2012, 12:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #217714

The dork fox got real.

Knux-the-Killer May 30, 2012, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #217715

hmmm lucy’s profile looks weird here :/
anyway.. i still think paulo should be with lucy and not jazz since he seems more into lucy 8-) jazz should be with david 8-D

le-kitty-rawr May 30, 2012, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #217716

btw,,, @Knux-the-Killer - i think he’s a cat… i’m actually certain he’s a cat :smirk:

le-kitty-rawr May 30, 2012, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #217718

“I swear this comic is a permanent cliffhanger…”

“…comic is a permanent cliffhanger…”

“…permanent cliffhanger…”

I hate this comic for it’s never ending question marks with no endings or answers, it just makes me frustrated to continue reading.

-D May 30, 2012, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #217719

Thin paulo noticed that Lucy has approached the “Sucidal phase” o _ o
atleast thats what im thinking when she was happy to find out that
“everything quiet without you around” then maybe she might “get back at Mike” is what she was probably thinking D:

NegaSimon May 30, 2012, 2:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #217720

Oh Lucy, got some locks on you now? ;)

Anon May 30, 2012, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #217721

So much for getting into her problem, eh, Paulo?

TheX400096 May 30, 2012, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #217723

Uh oh…. I’m thinking that Lucy misinterpreted Paulo’s meaning behind life “being quiet”… she’s probably thinking that Mike was right, and that she causes too much drama and chaos for the people around her.

Paulo of course doesn’t catch this, he only feels like he’s cheating on his girlfriend for having these feelings pop up for Lucy again.

I’m worried to see what Lucy does in the next chapter… :’(

Silversoma May 30, 2012, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #217724

Omg they look like cats!

Potato bubblegum May 30, 2012, 3:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #217725

oh no, i can already see the insanity in lucys mind. She’s plannig something…. i’m not liking it either… please don’t turn evil lucy… not like wheatley please i already have my heart broken into a million pieces already! D:;_;

umm May 30, 2012, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #217727

@Potato bubblegum

Um… That may be because they are…?

Knuc May 30, 2012, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #217728

friggin’ paulo :/

auto May 30, 2012, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #217729

Dem cheat’n thoughts. :/

Anonymous May 30, 2012, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #217730

This was a really great chapter, I loved it! :-* Things are definitely getting more intense, with higher stakes. Poor Paulo though, he’s a nice guy whom I believe is going to get SERIOUSLY caught in the middle. I’m a big Paucy fan though, so I’m hoping that he’ll come through. ;) Also, if Paulo gets involved in more drama (I love ya Lucy, but you are a bullseye for drama), maybe he’ll need to rely on his friends even more (More 8-D anybody?).

Anyway, I’m excited to see what’s next! :)

Shi-chan May 30, 2012, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #217733

When Paulo tells Lucy that it is quiet without her around and she laughs, is she laughing because she thinks he means she is loud? I think so. She does tend to be pretty loud sometimes.

Colonel Butterscotch May 30, 2012, 8:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #217737

I really don’t care who Lucy dates (unless it’s David or Carter), as long as their is romance, I’ll eat it up! :D

youill1 May 30, 2012, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #217738


youill1 May 30, 2012, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #217744

…………”a confused man seeks its teacher when the teacher has nothing to give” that how i feel right now, wtf is happening!!!!!

ThePointMan May 30, 2012, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #217746

8-)im sorry i like paulo better then mike anyway!

ravenyuuki87 May 30, 2012, 9:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #217747

;_; um i hope she not going to hurt herself over that mike he’s an *** but he’s not worth dieing over!

ravenyuuki87 May 30, 2012, 9:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #217753

i feel that she will not go to school after the brake is over she just seamed to be way to out of it to go. i think she is going to do something to make mike regret what he said to her but it wont be good come on if you have never been in this state of mind you wouldnt know but i have and it would have killed me if my best friend that i had trusted for years, did everything with and loved told me he hated me and i made him sick when he looked at me it, well it would push me over the eage i would have just died! i cant beleave any one could be so heartless i meen he must have known that she would do something like this what is mike thinking right now?

p- chan May 30, 2012, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #217754

Paulo, Y U NO choose a woman??? XD

Zariyo May 30, 2012, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #217755

Aww… it’s as if all Lucy needed was to confirm that Mike was wrong all along. Now she wants to focus on giving herself some time to recuperate and breathe a little, and before long she’ll be back with the rest of the gang.

Skygaze May 30, 2012, 11:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #217756

I don’t like all this drama. I want to see more David! Lol. :D

Sup May 30, 2012, 11:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #217760

Put the phone back on the recharger!!! >:V

Guy May 31, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #217762

I’m sorry guys, but…


total-ho May 31, 2012, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #217763

A great ending to a great chapter. Do i even have to go any further through the meaning of this arc?

TraceLegacySSOF May 31, 2012, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #217764

P. S. @p Chan- Have you read the rest of the comic? Lucy is our hi-polar character in the group, but she would never do anything so vain. She had an opening to ruin Mike through his own mistakes by messing with his phone, but Lucy obviously didn’t! Lucy is not one to take physical action, a spectator, if you will. Your opinions are to yourself, however think thoroughly about the character’s personality and morals before deciding that your opinion is the best. Off topic- you’re English language skills are that of a 3rd grader. Who knows, maybe you are one.

TraceLegacySSOF May 31, 2012, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #217765

Snrk as in Mike lied or Snrk as in Paulo is lying?

Hal May 31, 2012, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #217766

She obviously hung up to play a game, to draw him in more, its a woman’s tactic. Shes got to play hard to get a little, she could also be in heat?

Marik May 31, 2012, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #217768

@ Sethorian So I wasn’t the only one thinking that. Good. Yeah, once someone reaches that point, they snap. The smirk/snrk seems like that to me—turning into the more sarcastic/amused type than anything
Which, to those suggesting a dark Lucy storyline, yes, it could happen. Her taking on the “That so, huh?” attitude could lead into something with Augustus and his old crew, or maybe something against Mike, or perhaps she just goes numb and slowly recovers. We don’t know at this point.
That’s the thing about Lucy’s current mental state—That kind of situation would make you sick to your stomach, and with enough time to think about it(the color in her room…deciding to skip school the next day, it seems…plenty of time to think), would cause you to break. As Hoheh stated, in a way it shows she still has some sanity(“suicidal people can still smile, after all”), but her mind’s pretty broken. It looks like to the point of being a blank slate—void of emotion, at least for now. So yeah, she still has the natural subconscious human(or feline, rather) emotional reflexes, but someone who’s been that numb is unpredictable; just sitting there, a looking glass to the world, amused, alert, but unsure. It’ll be interesting to see what the next chapter holds.

Tsukasa May 31, 2012, 5:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #217769

damn u mike Mad Lucy y did u have to make lucy sad!?!?!!? four words: mike ur a di**. -.- sorry for my language im just ticked off at mike for making lucy sad.

kitkat116 May 31, 2012, 6:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #217770

seriously was about to punch my laptops screen a few seconds ago >:T mike…seriously wtflubber man Mad Lucy

kitkat116 May 31, 2012, 7:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #217771

@kitkat116 Lol calm down man

DarknestOne May 31, 2012, 7:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #217772

@kitkat- you’re getting angry at a webcomic character for being a complete jerk….Yeah, I’m not sure that’s something relevant enough to be frustrated at, mostly because they are fictional characters who aren’t capable of hearing or seeing us. Just my opinion, but getting mad over a nonexistant person is pretty idiotic. I’m simply saying that Mike wouldn’t career the slightest about what we think.

TraceLegacySSOF May 31, 2012, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #217773

“care” the slightest. Need to figure out how to turn off the accursed spellcheck.

TraceLegacySSOF May 31, 2012, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #217774

Omg! I loved this chapter. It’s so exciting and I can’t wait to read more. I’m so on edge it’s unbelievable! Keep up the good work and amazing story line <3

Nakashi May 31, 2012, 10:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #217777

TEASHI you and your cliff hangers!!!!!!!!

mikee May 31, 2012, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #217778

Good end :3

Lucy’s speaking again, which helps ease Paulo’s worry (YET KINDA REIGNITES HIS CRUSH FOR HER! BAD PAULO, BAD!).

He may have a bad rep, but from what we’ve seen of this chapter, he’s a pretty good person :)

Chocothunda May 31, 2012, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #217780


Lord Sheogorath May 31, 2012, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #217784

am i the only one who, in the last panel, kinda see’s a turned down face with a hollow looking eye, what looks like an open mouth and…. man… it’s creepy.
whether thats on purpose or not it’s rad

kozzy May 31, 2012, 5:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #217787

I honestly don’t know why people are freaking over Lucy’s hair XD she’s had it growing out for quite a long time now…

Knuc May 31, 2012, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #217788


If you hate it so much then why are you reading it? Seriously, just leave if you’re going to say crap like that…

Knuc May 31, 2012, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #217790

I think after a few weeks Lucy might abandon the group and will become a popular girly girl. That might be a good choice for her. Oh, by the way Mike, if I see married to Sandy, I’ll hunt your family down. :smirk: :smirk:

Sophia123 May 31, 2012, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #217793

Lucy… Hang in there girl we’ll beat their assess >:3 mwahahahaha. >:D

Flare May 31, 2012, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #217797

I’m still going to say it: I HATE YOU MIKE!!
._. really, Lucy is … is… ._. I have to say it? VERY BAD!!
I’m glad that Paulo already knows it, but I want to see what’s coming next, if the famous Sandy is SO GREAT as (that as*hole, b*tch) Mike says.

Wolfie May 31, 2012, 8:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #217800

Unless she’s planning to pop over to his house, after that comment, I say ”what a bitch” click

JustSomeCritic May 31, 2012, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #217804

I love Augustus, but to me, Lucy’s someone I can’t like, but I pity. Kind of like how Mike felt (before he hated her) about her. Maybe not as drastically. So I don’t like AugustusxLucy, but I like PauloxLucy. GODDAMMIT I MOTHER****IN’ HATE MIKE’S GAY ARSE! I used to like him, but… Sandy… and… well… yeah. I don’t like Sandy, very much, but dammit she’s cute! I’m girl, but I’m a total sucker for sexy anime girls, and furry anime girls, and even though it’s not anime, Sandy would make a cute loli-furry. Love Lolis!!! Daisy would be a cute loli, too. Augustus is so attractive, but I’m not sure how I feel about him as a person, and wtf happened to McCain? I love that guy, he reminds me of the bug-guy from Naruto. Wow, this is a really long comment huh? Anyway, I love your comics, can’t wait for the next pages!
P.S. I gotta say, you’re really hard on yourself, I look at your comments sometimes, and you’re all like “I sucked at this,” or “Imessed that up,” or “I don’t like this”. Look, if you sucked, so many people wouldn’t read this shiz, so show a bit more confidence!!!
P.P.S. Dramatic signing off like a boss.
P.P.P.S. DaViD wAs HeRe, 13iTcH!

DenverDiddles May 31, 2012, 9:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #217805

Tminus an Hour and 35 minutes and counting……

Frodomann1 May 31, 2012, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #217948

@Derp Oh you. 8-D

Hal June 1, 2012, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #217970

Whenever I think about Paulo and his feelings for Lucy, I get “Heart’s a Mess” by Gotye stuck in my head. Great work Taeshi!

faldara June 1, 2012, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #217973

I think she took what Mike said to heart, how she was just a parasite. She probably called Paulo to find out what he would say. To me it was like she was saying “Quiet without me? I’m sure you only delivered that cake out of obligation, you don’t really care about me… I’m just a parasite.” Like, she didn’t take the jesture seriously.

Chinatsu June 1, 2012, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #218037

I just realised something…
What if Paulo tries to avoid Lucy because he’s afraid that he will end up cheating on Jaz D8
That’s bad coincidence waiting to happen :(

Twinkel13 June 2, 2012, 4:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #218100


XXslyfoxhoundXx June 3, 2012, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #218150

yeaaa lucy X paulo 4ever !!! :D

:D June 3, 2012, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #219264

please when Lucy comes back give her long please

ninja June 16, 2012, 11:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #223323

Way to go Paulo, and it almost seems like the comic has turned against Lucy…

Chaos July 20, 2012, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #223789

I think Lucy’s smirk is the saddest thing ever.
It is self-ironic, she is thinking: “so, when I am not around life is quiet.. I really am the bully after all”. Se might have had to cut the conversation quickly before giving in to sadness.

Cavara July 25, 2012, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #224537

Paulo, you and I both know THAT wasn’t going to happen Mad Lucy

o_o August 4, 2012, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #227002

Panel 1-5, HMMMM! Mike I think going to angry he leaves the table. And talks about how ‘terrible’ he thinks Lucy is, I imagine he might yell at them and there goes his friends.
Happy New Year’s Mike.

Someone September 2, 2012, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #228566

Lucy or Jasmine?

criastal September 15, 2012, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #228786

Heh… poor Lucy. I know how she feels, I’ve been in an almost exactly similar situation. Hating herself, thinking that the world would be better off without her… Paulo, I think you’ll have a rocky road ahead in the whole supporting Lucy-thing.

Cera September 17, 2012, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #233340

Shipping posts ahoy!

Seriously, you guys, I think I could build myself a house from all the walls of test… lolz :nope: (got my hat and everything!)

Pat Ball November 27, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #235365

OMG I have just realized something… or so I think… Dud re-reading sure does make you see things in a different light. D:

Vanilla January 2, 2013, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #259958

Is lucy gonna try to kill herself? :(

meep September 20, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #261789

Goddangit, Mike, I told you D:
You flippin’ ruined her life, and I wont forgive you until you fix it. -3-
And to think you were once a really sweet guy.


Natalie October 10, 2013, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #289302

The way I see it Paulo said the wrong thing here and that is why Lucy abruptly hung up the phone. “Life’s pretty quiet without you around.” Probably meant something along the lines of, “Hey, good thing you aren’t here so you can cause more stupid problems and drama.” Her crazed smile there makes me think as much, at least. Either way, this just sucks. :(

Jair October 30, 2014, 4:47 AM EST.

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