73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 1/16/13

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Comment ID #236621

hah first this time
anyway nice expressions! I like where this is going he
Although poor Jasmine! I hope she can handle it D:

for the record though, I won’t try to post first again xD

Pirari January 16, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #236622

Goddarn it.

Well i’m out of here.

The Ebola Virus January 16, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #236623

Looks like he might just be afraid of commitment. Or to her, at least. Still though, this may be the worst time possible to do this, any holiday would be. If we’re at all lucky, though, they’ll go to said place, and right as he’s about to tell her, David’ll come in and diffuse the whole thing. Someone should make him a ‘Bomb Squad’ shirt because of how well he does that.
Either way, that “afraid of a little commitment?” line is more ominous than she could ever guess. At this point though, she should know that whenever someone says, ‘can we go somewhere quieter?’ it’s good, but anything added after that means it is very bad.
@ Legion
I know excuses don’t mean anything, but in my defense, my internet has become crap recently. Also, SPARTA!

Nikita January 16, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #236624

I’m sure this’ll turn out great :/

Jade January 16, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #236625

Not good, well at least for Jasmine anyway. At least there is some good news, Paulo is finally going to be honest to her about who he truly loves. Hey Paulo why don’t you make telling Lucy how you really feel about her your first New Years resolution. Also you are a good guy so I know you will break up with Jasmine in the nicest way possible. Good luck.

supertails19 January 16, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #236626

dem expressions.

Lilac January 16, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #236627

I can feel your pain Paulo. D:

Blaze33405 January 16, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #236628

Oh this isnt going to end well

mado January 16, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #236629

I see the incoming pain and it makes me cringe.

Few stories actually draw that response from me, so that’s a good thing for me to say that.

Tom_atlus January 16, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

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Anon-o-mis January 16, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #236631

I love how even his hair gets dejected.

Yana January 16, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #236632

Holy. ****.

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy January 16, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #236633

Ok the last face shes made is just too cute, she makeing this too hard

lov/hate/hurt January 16, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #236634

Midnight. Time to break Jasmine’s heart.

Purin January 16, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #236635

i kind of have a feeling he’s.. not gonna be able to do it. but it’s so sad to think of this dragging out any more… gaaah… ;___;!!

onethree January 16, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #236636

:O Brace yourself

Kanna January 16, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #236637

@nikita third? This is blasphemy! This is madness!!

On a serious note, I knew he’d tell her soon. Question is, will he follow through? Only Friday/Monday or the next Friday (if taeshi wants to be cruel) will tell. Kudos to you paulo. Although you’re stressing too much. Jazz will be ok. Maybe a little surprised or sad, but she’ll be ok.

Legion January 16, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #236638

Im all for PauloxLucy, since obviously Paulo loves her if hes willing to give up someone as amazing as Jasmine to be with her; and maybe it will help Lucy get over her self-loathing streak, but I mean COM’ON!!! PAULO AND JASMINE ARE SO DAMN ADORABLE!!! And where will Jasmine be left in all this? Does this mean she’ll go back to being a secondary character ?! D:

Frodomann1 January 16, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #236639

Prepare for the worst party of your life!

MacFluffers January 16, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #236640

Seems like his First New Year’s Resolution it’s to break up with her ._.
But somehow I get the feeling that Jazz is going to be cool about it, there will be no drama…I hope though, that breaking up with her doesn’t be in vain

KarmaKitty January 16, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #236641

You know, while we are at the edge of our seats, there will be another scene change and this time it’ll be about the glorious misadventures of Dave.

So we would have to wait next next week about the events that are about to unfold.

Oppi January 16, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #236642

time to brake her heart 8-)

Dave Strider January 16, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #236643

Smart move Paulo… I just hope you can do it gently.

Anon January 16, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #236644

Finally… no distractions. Please, no distractions. He needs to get this over with.

For the both of them.

DiDi January 16, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #236645

I swear Paulo, you hurt her, I slap you.

Jacob January 16, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #236646

well im sure it will end once again in a cliff hanger.

xXjell-oXx January 16, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #236647

@ Everyone
I just hope that Jasmine doesn’t disappear from the plot entirely. It’s nice to have a (comparatively) new character in the story.

Nikita January 16, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #236648

For all we know he might not even get the chance to go through with it.
I’m still pretty dang sure something random will happen during mid-confession that would cause the whole scene to cease.

Fireworks, a drunk as hell Tess, Mike suddenly dropping from the sky to land on a mini trampoline so he can do a series of backflips…

Nah this comic is a glutton for drama.

Oppi January 16, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #236649

After they break up, I just hope jazzy sticks around. I like her :3

Defutz January 16, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #236650

Oh dear god, the next couple of updates are going to be

CoolBad January 16, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #236651

Don’t worry, Jasmine’s the one of the more sensible girls in the comic, she can take it.

Stoker January 16, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #236652

Dammit Paulo! You said you didn’t do awkward!

Ice Shield January 16, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #236653

Yesssss time for Paulo to pull a Mike on her

shaggy dog January 16, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

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Thank you all for your support in this matter. This is a hard time for all of us, but rest assured, Jasmine will live on in the comic, and our hearts. She is strong and with your love and resolution I am confident we will see her come through this stronger than ever.

Thank you,
(Damnit suitcase)

Ace January 16, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #236655

I read this page and one of the links at the bottom happens to be for the page “Choco-Shock away the pain”. ;_;

EOTW January 16, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #236656

Breakheart in 3… 2… …
She actually takes it like a mature girl…

Rusco Istar January 16, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #236657

@Dave Strider I like the way you think.

Demetrois January 16, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #236658

Ha, commitment… Jazz, you psychic or so :D

kdebones January 16, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #236659

You are a terrible Somali OnO DON’T Furious AbbeyBREAK HER HEART!!!!!!

Shadow January 16, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #236660

Maybe Jasmine will shock Paulo by giving him a New Years kiss before he has a chance to break up with her. That would definitely make Paulo reconsider. All that would be left is for Jasmine to say “I love you Paulo *hugs* Now what did you want to say?” If that happened Paulo would be conflicted and speechless 8-D.

Oh Paulo you are wishing Jasmine wasn’t so cool and awesome because then your decision would be a lot easier. Although even if you knew Lucy was chillin’ like a villian with Augustus right now, your decision would have been the same. If you really do love Lucy with all your heart then I wish you the best. Go get her and make that epic daydream of yours a reality 8-).

supertails19 January 16, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

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Bbrad January 16, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #236662

So much is happening all at once… but I guess that’s to be expected from BCB, huh? Cheer up a bit, Paulo, better to go in with a good spirit than a bunch of blur on your mind! :D

Kakoriko January 16, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #236663

Welp, all I can say is that I think Paulo is making a mistake. He’s giving up Jasmine, an unchanging variable in his life whom he cares deeply about for Lucy, a total wild card who’s high maintenance and turns to Paulo more as a distraction from Mike than anything. Even if they do get into a relationship, it’s not going to end well, as Lucy still needs to work things out with Mike, for better or for worse, and Paulo hasn’t shown much interest toward Lucy beyond her looks and her playing hard-to-get: an over-emotional crush, if anything.

Bleh January 16, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #236664

let’s see if you are still so manly and have enough balls to do what you intend to do…good luck :)

bankai January 16, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #236665

I’m calling it. He’s gonna wuss out last second and instead tell her he loves her.

thatperson January 16, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #236666

OH SHOOT! Well, I hope Jazz takes it well though.

A.T. January 16, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #236667

@Nikita: It could be possible for a new character to show up after he notices Jasmine crying and then goes on to cheer her up. Or maybe Jasmine convinces Paulo to give her another chance. Oh I know maybe Jasmine could start crying like she did in Pillow Talk and get Paulo to stay with her(hmm, this one doesn’t seem likely :/).

Actually I think it is more likely that Jasmine would handle the situation like she always does(as cool as she can) and she would still stay friends with Paulo. She would be sad about the break up and cry for a bit, but she would accept it and do her best to hang out with Paulo when she can :).

Oh wait Nikita I don’t think Jasmine will disappear from the plot because she has an important role. Jasmine is the treasurer so it is not like she will be completely ignored :x. Also, I have a question for you: Why does the window change from panel 4 to panel 5? Hmm, maybe a change in perspective :question: or maybe i’m just tired and my eyes are playing trick on me(I hope not D:).

supertails19 January 16, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #236668

Oh noes. Dis is bad. I liked them together so much. Hopefully he gets the chance to reconsider.

PastaCatz January 16, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #236669

Dumping her on New Years eve, wow.

And sure, leave her for a self centered ice queen in a desperate need of a good humpin.

Jack January 16, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #236670

Yeah, I stopped getting my hopes up a lonnnng time ago. Panel 3 is adorable. PauloxLucy. Kill Daisy. Rah rah rah.

Telta January 16, 2013, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #236671

This definitely won’t ruin the party for anyone.

Titanium Dragon January 16, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #236672

Needs more David

Zany January 16, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #236673

Normally I’d put a positive spin on this, but I can’t think of any way this is going to be a good thing for any of the characters involved…any way you frame it at least one person involved is going to get hurt emotionally.

Neospector January 16, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #236674

I’ll lol when David is left all alone because Paulo will be always busy with chicks, then he turns in to an alcoholic… lol at alcoholic David.

Marik January 16, 2013, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #236677

don’t do it! She’s the only one who doesn’t suck!

Searis January 16, 2013, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #236678

lol, I like how “that” was worked in. “Scared of a little commitment?” heh heh, I think Paulo is, but Jasmine is cool with either way the “ice” breaks. “He’s not the one”, right? If Lucy was in Jasmine’s place however…well let’s just say that Paulo would have to be protecting his “David Jrs”.
I like the face in panel 3, it’s just silly and reminds me of some weird advertisement for Japanese snacks; always a plus.
I like how Jasmine is all “Yeah, sure” and Paulo’s about to chew off his bottom lip in the last panel. It seems like Jasmine has no idea what Paulo wants to talk to her about. Maybe she thinks Paulo is being romantic, taking her to somewhere a little more secluded? Her honest face though, seems to imply she has no real idea though (please don’t harm this innocent, Taeshi! So many have already been broken).
I wonder how Paulo’s gonna break it to Jasmine. “I like you, but I love Lucy (no pun intended).” or “I think we should break up.” or “what would you say if I was hounding after another girl?”
Maybe something random will happen (David?) and just as he’s about to spill it, he’ll end up having to save it for another time (so many animes and comics fall prey to this routine. Ranma 1/2 is a prime example).

Blank On Purpose January 16, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #236679

Omg omg omg….. ; ~ ; please go easy on her, Paulo! /cries

Aoriki January 16, 2013, 2:09 AM EST.

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Your Mom January 16, 2013, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #236681

This gonna end wrongdly bad…

HybridOtho January 16, 2013, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #236682

@Purin: Paulo will try to be gentle unlike Mike who pretty much did everything he could to crush Lucy. Jasmine will still cry though :(.

@Love/hate/hurt: If breaking up with a girl like Jasmine was easy then Paulo would have done it after his very first fight with her. He is probably a little upset and hurt by what she said. Paulo can handle punches but words hurt him deeply :x.

@KarmaKitty: Sadly there will always be drama especially when Lucy or Mike is involved. I agree that Jasmine will be mature in this situation(well as mature as a 9th grader can be when dealing with heartbreak on a holiday). If Paulo wants to talk to Lucy he will first have to get past the Final Boss(Augustus ;)).

Paulo will have some work to do if he wants to end up happily ever after with Lucy.

1)Paulo is going to need to find Lucy first(that might take a while :/).

2)Paulo will then have to convince Augustus and/or Lucy to let him speak without them saying “leave” or basically telling him off(considering the situation he will have to choose his words carefully D:).

3)Even if Paulo gets Lucy to listen to his confession of love he will then have to prove it(Lucy doesn’t strike me as the girl that would trust his love so easily after what happened in Back and Forth Mad Lucy).

4)After Paulo proves that he loves her, he will then need to let Lucy deal with her feelings for a bit(it would be unfair for Lucy to be with Paulo while she still has feelings for Mike :unsure:).

5)After Lucy is over Mike, Paulo would do what any sensible friend would do in this situation(tell Mike to apologize for December “all of it” or everyone in the school will know what he did :smirk:).

6)The ending for Another Path then becomes canon the end 8-).

@Bleh: If it was just a crush then why did Paulo say no to Lucy’s advances back in Another Shoulder? If he only cared about her for her looks then he wouldn’t have been such a gentleman about the situation. Even if he ruined it after taking David’s advice. Well at least he and Lucy were happy together for some time. Now it is Augustus’ time to shine.

If you want to talk about over-emotional crushes then let’s talk about the one that turned into a 7 year long distance relationship(Mike and Sandy). They managed to create such a strong bond after only spending one year together and doing their best to keep in touch with each other no matter the distance :love:. I think young Mike falls into the category of over-emotional :unsure:. Young love is stronger than I thought :x.

@Everyone: With the way things are going Paulo is going to end up spending the rest of this day hanging out with David. Hey is David still dancing with Amaya or did he find somebody else to dance with?

supertails19 January 16, 2013, 2:44 AM EST.

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@supertails19 Amaya’s a fly dancer, why would he dance with anyone else? ;)

As for everyone saying, in any form that Jazzie is gonna take this hard, isn’t giving her enough credit. She’s shown maturity beyond her freshman status before (getting Paulo out of hot water is never an easy fix) and when it counts, she’ll show it again. She’ll probably be sad on some level, and may even cry a bit. But she’s extremely understanding and in the end will be okay with the decision. Also, gonna say right now, that it’s a 50/50 shot for the next page to either be the beginnings of Paulo’s break up, OR we may go back to Lucy and Auggie. One or the other. >>

Yaschiri January 16, 2013, 4:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #236685

Aaaaannnnd… ACTION!

Subaru January 16, 2013, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #236686

Tactical Nuke inbound!

Ronyle143 January 16, 2013, 5:01 AM EST.

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@ Taeshi

I accidentally a random page and it was the arc where you said that you’re not planning on having anything happen between Lucy and Paulo ever (it ends in the carter aprils fool page I believe). Have you changed your mind on this or are we in for a nice long drama filled rejection/love triangle arc with Augustus/Jessica? (please let it be Jessica pleeeeeaaaaazzzzzzzzzz) :D

Antonie January 16, 2013, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #236688

Quick! Before Paulo screws up, cut to Lucy and Augustus and have them coming to the party!

Anon-Anon January 16, 2013, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #236689

I BET that Taeshi is gonna give us a scenery cliffhanger again and change the focus to another place.

Emy January 16, 2013, 5:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #236690

Brace yourselves.
Drama is coming :nope:……..

Meh January 16, 2013, 6:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #236691

Bah why does he do it now D: When she made the effort to get there just for Paulo.

I bet this is going to end up the opposite as everyone is expecting and she is really chill about it.

Katie January 16, 2013, 6:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #236692

D: wh-what’s going to happen….

8-D eh i guess it’ll be fine

Hiyoko January 16, 2013, 6:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #236694

As badly as i want to see Paulo X Lucy (and i really want to see Paulo X Lucy) I just hope Paulo can handle to not break Jasmine. She doesn’t deserve that.

Just remember Paulo Sticks and Stones can Break my Bones… but words will hurt forever.

ShadowChris January 16, 2013, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #236695

I knew it. He’s gonna ask her to marry him. It’s so obvious.

jaku January 16, 2013, 7:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #236696

We are all being trolled lol he’s gonna tell her that he loves her. :P

Rin January 16, 2013, 8:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #236697

I wanted to tell you……………………….. did you know you vaguely resemble Pepe le Pew?

Huh? January 16, 2013, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #236698

Only commitment he’s afraid of is one with her. Ooooo- Yeah I’ll stop now. I love Pualo too much to make fun of him…

Meow January 16, 2013, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #236699

Incoming s**tstorm.

Take cover.

Ditto January 16, 2013, 9:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #236700

oh u sonnuva bitch!!! dont you dare!!!!!!

im a guy not a girl lol January 16, 2013, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #236701

asdfu…. He is gonna do it! He is gonna end it… I don’t know what to think… I’m only worried about Lucy like… I have no idea what’s going on whit her :( it’s bugging me now that I know for sure (almost) what Paulo is up to… I so don’t want him heartbroken!!! ;_;

Vanilla January 16, 2013, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #236702

Paulo, what did we try to tell you? Right now is not the best time to break up with her! She could barely even handle it when you two had an argument, imagaine what would happen if you broke up with her right now. D:

Neo-Akurin January 16, 2013, 9:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #236703

@Ditto; I believe I’ll have to heed your warnings for this one. *grabs a chair to hide under*

I don’t think Jazz is gonna freak out, she’s too nice and cool for that. But who needs to flip out when your other-wordly fans (and those anti-lucyers) will be doing so for you?

So yeah, that sh*tstorm warning. I believe that is still valid.

Skygaze January 16, 2013, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #236704

Lost myself there for a second.
In all honesty this has to be what’s best for Paulo since he can’t be with Jasmine and yet still love another girl. Just that I would hate to see Jasmine get really sad… I know she’ll put on a brave face but that’s what will make it worse =/

chickencow January 16, 2013, 9:50 AM EST.

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Aw, don’t do it Paulo! I like Jasmine! It’s not you’re going to be able to do better! Any girl you have your eye on is just going to reject you and you’ll wind up alone. Sorry to say, it’s just that things never work out on this comic.

Sanitarium January 16, 2013, 9:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #236706

Oh god…..I’ve had this happen to me….

Kindle Kat January 16, 2013, 10:04 AM EST.

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Have fun being bullied forever, Paulo. Your tastes will kill you.

Knux-the-Killer January 16, 2013, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #236708

Oooh…of all the words to pick, you chose the one with ‘commitment’ in it. That must’ve smarted at least a little bit with him prepping to break news to Jazz..

dynamo5 January 16, 2013, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #236709

The suspense is absolutely killin’ me at the moment! I mean…Sure Paulo has a thing for Lucy, but he tried to express his feelings and we all know how that ended up.

Now we come to Jasmine, she hasn’t seen Paulo for well over a week and finally comes back home to see him at the party and has to deal with a rejection?
Ugh…the only thing that could make this even more awkward and conflicting would be:
1) Lucy joining the party with Augustus.
2) :unsure: Lucy interrupting their conversation after speaking to Tess. (unlikely but possible based on the number of pages to go)

Either way I think Paulo needs to carefully consider the potential ramifications (the good and the bad events) of breaking up with Jasmine (if he does).

Felix the linewalker January 16, 2013, 10:48 AM EST.

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Stickman18 January 16, 2013, 10:57 AM EST.

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@Felix the linewalker I agree. I actually hope he changes his mind. As we know, Paulo’s been VERY subject to changing his mind. That and he literally USED several women. Sure, he claims that this is genuine love, but I bet that it wont be.

Rylan January 16, 2013, 11:12 AM EST.

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I don’t see this going very well

Anima January 16, 2013, 11:47 AM EST.

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Ooo… Here comes the it’s not you it’s me line :/

Midstrike January 16, 2013, 11:49 AM EST.

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You know, if i were Jazzy or any of these other characters in these kinds of situations… wouldnt you be able to tell somethings wrong by their ears? when Paulo (<3) told Jazz he needed to talk, his ears went down. all of them put their ears down when in an uncomfortable situation. If i were them, as soon as their ears went down, i would have a red flag. but i love that small detail about these comics that make it even more entertaining <3..

KHBlindRiku January 16, 2013, 12:29 PM EST.

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MEH it would probably not end up worse than my New Year unless the three of them, Paulo, Jess and Lucy, jumped off that roof.

HIC January 16, 2013, 12:33 PM EST.

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I find it funny that we only hear about Lucy being a “high maintenance” girl, as if there aren’t any others in the group.

Lucy & Daisy-emotionally high maintenance
needs constant reassurance and emotional support (I put Daisy here for obvious reasons)

Jasmine & Sandy- socially high maintenance
due to their social activities they need a supportive guy who will take a back seat to their over booked social calender.

Daisy & Sue- intellectually high maintenance
needs a guy who can keep up with them intellectually

as far as the drama that Paulo is about to get himself into, I think he needs to take a step back and not date anyone for a while. he went from being with Tess, to imagining a possible relationship with Daisy, almost getting it on with Lucy, and due to his hormonal frustrations jumping into bed with Jessica & Rachael (not at the same time), then getting into a relationship with Jasmine. he really needs to stop riding he waves of his emotions and think things over before he does anything. Paulo kind of has a hero complex he needs to ask himself one major question, does he want to be with Lucy because he cares for her or is it because he can’t stand to see her unhappy?

sen January 16, 2013, 12:44 PM EST.

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@Yaschiri: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c69/p17.html David could still dance with Mike maybe give him a few lessons 8-D. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c64/p1.html Mike looks like he actually has some dance skills so maybe he could handle Daivid level of dance :unsure:.

You mentioned Jasmine crying a bit O.o. I agree that she will be mature about the situation but do you remember how Jasmine reacted to the thought of Paulo breaking up with her? Here is a reminder from a previous comment of mine:

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p12.html “I don’t wanna lose him.. He knows exactly what to say.. He treats me SO GOOD..” This makes me think Jasmine is falling in love with Paulo(and the fact she was blushing and threw away ice cream the moment Sue said Paulo would break up with her if she kept eating ice cream).

I don’t think Jasmine is going to lock herself in her room for a week and stay in a sea of depression, but I think she is going to have more than a couple of tears when she is on her way home ;_;. Jasmine will understand why he is breaking up with her, but that doesn’t mean she can’t be sad about it. Hmm, this is actually the few times where “It’s not you it’s me” actually makes sense(considering that Paulo already mentioned to Tess that he doesn’t love Jasmine).

Jasmine is awesome… she really doesn’t deserve this, but I honestly think she knew what she was getting herself into. At least she can’t say being with Paulo was all for nothing. Thanks to Paulo she became treasurer, she realized that she needs to take time for herself so she could enjoy the little things, and overall she has become more mature from her experience :). Heartbreak sucks but it is what we learn from it that matters ;).

supertails19 January 16, 2013, 1:50 PM EST.

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I think Jazzie is probably the most mature out of the bunch right now (besides maybe Sue) and I think she’d take a break-up somewhat hard at first (cuz let’s be honest, Paulo is freaking awesome!) but then she’ll bounce back pretty quickly and realize he just wasn’t the one for her. But I’m still sad she has to go through a rough patch, even though it is considerably smaller than some of the other characters rough patches.

Sylvia January 16, 2013, 2:35 PM EST.

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geez why do everybody gotta be in love with lucy? dont get me wrong i like her and i totally ship her and agustus. but jazmine and daisy r great girls, why must ppl look past them because of lucy? well i give credit to abbey and i guess agustus who could see daisy for her obvious beauty

kiki January 16, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

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millymaculo January 16, 2013, 3:08 PM EST.

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not_used January 16, 2013, 3:12 PM EST.

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So much drama.


I think people are right that Jasmine will be able to handle it…but as @supertails19 said, she’s going to be a lot sadder than some are claiming. She put a lot of stake into her relationship with Paulo. Possibly to the point that it may be a little unhealthy? Think about—she doesn’t take into consideration his character flaws and emotional problems. And when she points something out about his lack of activity in school—even if it was done in a way that was meant to hurt him—she immediately breaks down and blames herself for everything. Yes, she doesn’t need to be involved with so many extracurriculars, but why didn’t Paulo—instead of always complaining that he doesn’t get to spend time with her—try to pass some time to join a club himself? Why did Jasmine have to be the only one to give in? She obviously wants to make the relationship work, even possibly foregoing her own desires to do it, and after putting so much time and effort into it, she’s going to be more than just a little bit sad if Paulo goes through with the break-up. (And who knows that he will?)

As for Paulo…someone mentioned that Paulo should take a break from girls, which I agree with. Paulo’s got a lot of emotional issues, and while I believe he genuinely cares about Lucy, I don’t think he can handle more pain from her. Lucy sees Paulo more as something to lean on than as someone she can have an actual relationship with (at least at this point). Even if she CAN overlook the incidents in Back and Forth (which is unlikely), and overall just stop being so tsundere in general, she still has a lot of insecurities to overcome, as well as unresolved business with Mike. A relationship with her would only end up ending in heartbreak, or would be a repeat of what happened between her and Mike (a lot of waiting around on his end and trying to show her he cares, with her just being…well…tsundere). Either situation would only cause him a lot of heartbreak, and I’m not sure he’d be able to handle it. He loves her—but remember that Mike loved her once too, and it finally became too much for him. Paulo’s been a pretty good sport for the last few years, but who says he won’t finally cave in like Mike? Poor, poor sweet Paulo. He’s probably my favorite character in this series.

Also, I’m not sure he’d be so okay with her hanging around Augustus? It seems to me only Daisy and Mike really knew she was hanging around him. Daisy was okay with it because she kind of understood the situation, but Mike was obviously upset/jealous/angry/held generally confusing and mixed feelings about it. Augustus isn’t very well liked in the group as it is. So…yeah. There’s that to consider.

Ozma January 16, 2013, 3:12 PM EST.

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I think Jazz will pretend in front of Paulo to take the break up well, but later she’ll be upset and have creys, but I’m sure she’ll be fine soon and they’ll go back to being good friends.
I just don’t know how Lucy will take the idea of Paulo loving her.
She’ll either
a. Not like him back
b. After he tells her wonder if she likes him back
c. Think he’s joking
d. Completely break down, cry, and tell him what’s going on.

I could be completely wrong though 8-D

Rioo January 16, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.

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meh. I’m not big on JasminexPaulo but you know, it still sucks that they have to break up. For Jasmine at least. I prefer LucyxPaulo and I’m on the edge of my seat, for Paulo to confess ( maybe to Lucy ) But I don’t want Jasmine to get hurt. Lucy really need Paulo. She’s in a bad time, emotionally broken and needs someone. Paulo showed how much he cared about her in Another Shoulder and I wouldn’t doubt he’d help her through her problems. He’s a cool guy. Now don’t take me wrong, Jasmines a great girl. She’s caring and loving for Paulo BUT, Paulo isn’t happy in the relationship and I wouldn’t want to see Jasmine or Paulo get hurt in there relationship. Anyway you’ve done a good job keeping us at the edge of our seat with this one Taeshi. Love you! :D

Rainbow_Barf January 16, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #236728

Euuurgh. The look on his face has me worrying that he’ll either chicken out, or stall long enough that something distracting happens and use that to draw attention away from the fact he wanted to talk to Jaz, or she’ll say that she actually had something to say to him too, and he’ll let her go first and she’ll say she LOVES him and then Lucy will arrive covered in snow cause she finally decided that she wanted to see where a relationship with Paulo could go and she walks up behind him as he gives up and says “I love you too, Jasmine”! ;_;

Kisekiko January 16, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.

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I can tell this’ll end with an annoying cliffhanger.. I just know it.

ChalupaFairy January 16, 2013, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #236730

I love it when you can see the thought process of a character…

Knuc January 16, 2013, 4:40 PM EST.

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Frickin’ Paulo!
Come on man! PauloxJasmine all the way!
Screw Lucy!

That guy.. January 16, 2013, 4:59 PM EST.

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Is it Friday yet? Is it Friday yet? Friday? Friday? Yet?
I’ve been waiting for this. (I never cared for Jasmine.)

However, I must say… Doesn’t Paulo know that you’re not suppose to break-up with someone during or close to a holiday. That’s like the biggest d*ck-move you can pull.
Good thing this is a comic and no feelings will actually be hurt… If he actually goes through with it. Maybe something will happen and he won’t.

Anyways, excited for Friday!!!!

Lime Cake January 16, 2013, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #236733

Drippin´ Drippin´ everywhere

Red_Fezz January 16, 2013, 5:18 PM EST.

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@Rioo: You forgot about: e)Paulo has to wait before he can see her again(for many different reasons).

f)Lucy moves somewhere else and Paulo never has a chance to confess his true feelings(hope this one never happens :nope:)

g)Augustus will prevent him from seeing her just like Lily stopped Mike(this one seems the most likely) because she isn’t ready to deal with Paulo’s love at this time(maybe later would be better :x).

h)Lucy will call him an “idiot” and tell him to go away :(. Paulo will be sad, but he will decide to show Lucy that he loves her by working and making some money so he could ask her out on an actual date( a picnic, a romantic walk, a trip to a burger joint, anything but the usual “hey babe, wanna watch a movie” :/).

@Felix the linewalker: Paulo definitely needs to think about the consequences about he is about to do, but since when has Paulo been known to think things through? Also I would love to see you come up with an answer for his dilemma. Paulo has to choose between a girl he doesn’t want to make cry(Jasmine) and a girl that he is immensely worried about(Lucy).

Let’s not forget about Piece of Cake, where Paulo spent his time worrying about Lucy while he was with Jasmine. Do you really think that is fair to Jasmine? Paulo clearly wants what’s best for Lucy even if the price he has to pay is breaking up with somebody that cares about him.

I feel bad for Jasmine though, Paulo should be thinking of her happiness instead(but if Paulo honestly believes he could figure out what’s wrong and make Lucy happy again, then I wish him luck 8-)). He probably has no idea that he is going to need all the luck and help he can get… and that is what David is for 8-D.

@Rylan: If Paulo confesses his love to Lucy he is going to have to PROVE it for that very reason. Also, he unknowingly hurt Lucy once what is going to stop him from doing it again? Paulo is a good guy but he has made some pretty big mistakes before D:.

@sen:Everybody has their own little quirks. something that makes them different :). Most of the BCB cast has wonderful character development, even some of the characters we don’t see too often :D.

As for your question: “does he want to be with Lucy because he cares about her or is it because he can’t stand to see her unhappy?” 8-) wow that is a good question, I honestly think it is a little bit of both. It is clear from Another Path that he wants her to be happy(remember that chapter was a daydream that Paulo had) and I think Paulo would put his own happiness at risk if it meant he could see her smile. As for Paulo truly loving Lucy I can’t really say he sounds sincere about it, but he could have been convincing himself to believe that he loves Lucy(kind of like he had to convince himself that would have been bad if he would have done Another Path for real). Paulo sure knows how to conflict himself :/.

@Ozma: I love it when people try to be insightful. Looks like you know this situation rather well :).

supertails19 January 16, 2013, 5:28 PM EST.

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he’s gonna break up with her i just know it :nope:

shiraru January 16, 2013, 6:53 PM EST.

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Dat face, come Jasmine look at his face. Also ouch Jasmine, OUCH! Commitment issues? Paulo? Girl that had to hurt.

Paulo, good glad to see you not drag this out. Getting straight to the point.

BCB Straight to the point? THIS IS MADNESS! But welcomed nonetheless :)

Someone January 16, 2013, 6:58 PM EST.

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Paulo: Jazz… I… I- I’m pregnant!

Dun dun duuuuuun.

It’s fine. Jazz is too good for ‘em anyway.

Gryph January 16, 2013, 7:00 PM EST.

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N’ah, snawt happenin

Paulo gon be all like ‘i got sumtin tah tell yah bebe. iz dat yer bootiful’
and jazz gon be all like ‘aw paulo you teh best’
and den makeout

qwup January 16, 2013, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #236740

Hopefully Jasmine won’t be completely heartbroken

bunnyclub January 16, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

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NO NO NO You dumb bag of crabapples, Paulo, you do NOT break up with someone ON FRICKING NEW-YEARS
YOU *******

Dr. Klaus January 16, 2013, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #236742

@supertails19: When I said interest, I meant romantic interest. I never claimed he didn’t care about her, I simply think that he’s getting a bit carried away with his crush. Because of this, he’s giving up a perfectly good relationship.

And yes, I agree with you about Mike. He’s a total drama queen, but it’s why we love him x)

Bleh January 16, 2013, 7:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #236743

Paolo’s about to make the biggest mistake he’s made all year.

budPuppy January 16, 2013, 8:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #236744

Next destination: Heartbreak City.


apple pie January 16, 2013, 8:07 PM EST.

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Giodude January 16, 2013, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #236746

I really like how people assume Paulo is going to end up with Lucy, at this time in the story it’s not going to happen. All he’s going to do here is shoot himself in the foot and be alone :P

tsdr January 16, 2013, 9:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #236747

I can only think 1 of 2 things…
1. She’ll be broken up with and heart-broken

2. He doesn’t go through with it and chickens out, tells her something else probably.

Lucivire January 16, 2013, 9:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #236748

Well Jazz said she wasn’t ready for the “one” so this might work out, but… Paulo could at least wait til after the party to tell her : /

That’s SO him though.

Justmyopinion January 16, 2013, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #236749

The situation had to come….

Keyblade Dragon January 16, 2013, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #236750

For once, I don’t want to see Jazz so happy…That last panel…she’s so oblivious as to what’s happening. This is going to devastate her…

AnayuWolf January 16, 2013, 10:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #236751

And people still think he is a good cat when even he knows he isnt

the guilt face , such a guilt face

keep the pages coming , nice artwork , thou i must admit the other scene is more interesting for me with the suicide contemplation and the bounding and all

DrackeStalenTorgen January 16, 2013, 11:11 PM EST.

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@Bleh: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c59/p24.html Paulo had a very intricate daydream that ended with both of them happy and together and you think that doesn’t show romantic interest :smirk:. I understand what you mean though Paulo is in over his head. He had a good thing with a great girl(they would of had a wonderful future together, assuming he finally gave Jasmine his undivided attention). Oh well that’s one possible future gone plenty more where that came from 8-). Like the one where Lucy rejects him after he breaks up with Jasmine, starts spending more time with David, and then eventually gets a job(this one would be fun to see :D).

With the Mike situation: Hmm, I have mixed feelings about him now, I used to love him but now he is making it difficult for me to see reason in his thought process. At first I understood his reason for being so harsh. He was bullied for several years without even realizing it and when he learned that what was happening to him wasn’t right. He started to build up resentment over all the bad that had been done to him. Mike then released all his pent up rage unto somebody he thought deserved it. Mike was upset about it and he still is. An apology is not expected anytime soon, unless one of three things happen:

1) Lucy goes straight to him and shows him who’s boss(fists are optional, but words would be recommended Mad Lucy).
2)Mike gets his act together, realizes what he has done and comes up with the best tear filled apology he could create and tell it to Lucy(i actually like this one a lot, but it would avoid so much drama and we can’t have that now :smirk:).
3)The secret is out: The whole cast finds out what happened and Mike has to run and then out of no where Lucy comes to defend him(This way Mike doesn’t get another trip to the hospital 8-)).

I like Mike I don’t want him to get severely hurt, but a nice talking to from somebody that understands the situation would be helpful. I’d be fine with somebody knocking some sense into him. I am neutral with Mike, I don’t hate, I don’t love, I just like him as a character.

@KeybladeDragon: There is a chance Jasmine could sideswipe Paulo with an “I love you” right here that could diffuse the situation. If that happens though I will be forced to call her Bomb Squad Jasmine… her friends could be part of her team… and David could be her boss(since he is an expert at diffusing awkward situations 8-D).

@DrackeStalenTorgen: I prefer the break up scene instead of the scene that makes me panic D:. I try to maintain positive thoughts though.

supertails19 January 16, 2013, 11:20 PM EST.

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Ok you post A LOT OF COMMENTS! Which isn’t bad :)

About Lucy rejecting Paulo, I don’t think she will reject him, I mean like Mike did or like Paulo did. I think after she has time to sort things out she will come around. I am sadly only 70% sure Lucy will come to Mike’s defense if this gets out. The other 30% is cause she has FLIPPEN LOST IT!

OMG I am so waiting for the time bomb.
a)I think it is going to end with Lucy seeing Mike and breaking down again or turning right around

b) She does up and punches Mike square in the face knocking yelling about how he is *******

c)Paulo(or someone) says something makes Lucy either YELL or cry “Your just like Mike”

d)Augustus learns what Mike did to Lucy and tells Paulo

e)Augustus walks Lucy into the trap<~~~ I swear to God Taeshi, I will spam with my tears and sad face!

f)Lucy sees Mike, and tells Paulo she “wants/has to go” Paulo puts two and two together.

g)Someone yells at Lucy or you know asks where she has been in a not mean but firm tone.

h)Sue asks Lucy what did Mike do, Lucy remakes silent, Paulo puts two and two together

i)Daisy, Paulo, or someone says: “Hey where have to been we missed you* Either breaks out in tears of joy or Yells “YOU WERE WRONG MIKE!” or whispers it.

j)Lucy shows at the door with her head down, Tess answer :Hi…. oh… Lucy what happened?” Lucy remains silent or spills the beans… Tess: “MIKE!”

k)Lucy shows up, Mike glares. 2+2=4 :)

l)Lucy shows up, Mike goes what is she doing here.

m)Daisy/Abbey: “So are you and Lucy friends again?” Lucy is walking towards them head down lifts at hearing her name with hopeful smile. Mike just glares/looks unamused

n)Paulo ask Lucy how are you. Lucy head down quiet. What did that douche do!?!

o)Jessica walks up to Lucy and grabs her arm, brings her close. Lucy pushes her off. Mike: “Now you know how I feel” in an angry or calm tone

p)Paulo does to Lucy, she just shrugs and walks off, and says: “I don’t need anybody” Paulo: “MIKE!”

q)Lucy and Augustus(not holding hands or being friendly) walk in together. Paulo: *begins to cry” Mike: “hmm, should have known”

r)Lucy and Augustus(AugustusxLucy) walk in together. Paulo: *begins to cry” Mike: “hmm, should have known”

s)Paulo and Lucy each other. Mike: “Bravo Lucy” or “Wow Lucy”(you can guess the tone :/)

t)Lucy walks to Mike head down, tears forming in eyes.

u)Lucy: ” I love you Paulo” being held “I am glad at least I have you” “I don’t need that jerkface anymore”

v)Lucy walks in, Mike sees. cue verbal fight, ending with Lucy in tears or Mike in shock or Everyone but is… or Mike is shocked+Lucy in tears, or everyone is but Lucy in tears.

w)Lucy says” Wow Mike you got guts(or something like guts) coming here. Mike: “Says you”

x)Paulo: “Hey Lucy how are you?” Lucy: “ok I guess…” Paulo: “What happened”

y)Lucy is being chased but Augustus and rapey all the way to the party, Don’t worry lucy either gets kidnapped and the gang find out last second, or the don’t find out ._. , or Lucy gets in and avoids them.

z)Mike takes Lucy is his arms and says” I am sorry Lucy” “I love you”

Those are my predictions… now my hand hurts. Except a few the chapter ends Paulo confesses to Lucy, Mike’s “December” is exposed, and Lucy’s depression is exposed. Sorry I just had to come up with 26 predictions, I know some are far-fetched, they are all probably wrong. But what the hey? Oh this took me 43minutes if you are curious.

Last one is probably the most far-fetched, But the one I would be the happiest to see :)

If I made you mad with my LOOOOONG Post let me know
By posting: “someone ruined the alphabet” somewhere in your comment, oh be sure to keep in ” ” I would love to see if anyone could but that into their post and not make it out of place.
(oh be sure to Uppercase the “S”)

Someone January 17, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

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Okay I love this comic and for some reason the page never loads and like freezes my computer for a good five minutes but I keEP UPDATING that is the strength of my vigor and whatnot BUT… as a writer, I’m having trouble with the current plotline.
Lucy is suicidal. Even if she’s not standing on the ledge to jump, the impulse is still there, and it’s clearly believable to others that she WOULD jump. She’s been isolating herself and refusing communication, so, yeah, I think she’d do it. As someone who’s been battling depression every freakin day, it’s not hard for me to know what she’s feeling.
Mike has changed himself to the point of anger management issues (as seen by the bipolarity when he lashed out at her). While this might be maturation, he has threatened another person’s structure because of his own discomfort. Furthermore, his “bullying” stems from middle-school name-calling that was made with his full knowledge that she didn’t mean it. Yes, it wasn’t nice. But people grow up. Telling her WE ARE NEVER EVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER because she made him uncomfortable is absurd.
So what’s my problem? There is no real way to solve these problems. I know that everyone else is caught up with Lucy/anyone-who-breathes, but I’ve been here since these characters were essentially kittens and it sucks because their developed traits cannot be “cured.” Okay let’s say that Mike stares too long at his scarf and BAM it’s the colour of lucy’s eyes! the magic spark! love! well that’s fine and dandy they’re OTP but Lucy still has depression and mike still has anger issues. paulo has been pretty much abandoned by his best friend because mike’s got a girl on the side, AND paulo’s been through like a whole heck more than lucy/mike in my opinion just even with the girls he dates. daisy’s being stalked and while she got out of mike’s life, her boyfriend has become an introverted, angry version of his usual adorable self (in my opinion. it could just be that the latest panels with him happened to be ones in which he was angry. I don’t know).
I guess what I’m trying to say (the TL;DR version) is that, especially in the case of Lucy and Mike, /they cannot go back to what they were in a realistic way/. Both have done things that have caused the other real, permanent damage that will likely haunt them into adulthood. You cannot split from your best friend and be healed by the power of love.

So no one’s gonna read this so just slipping in some unrelated headcannon:
If Lucy had a tumblr, it would be a black and white depression blog and Mike’s would be a hipster one and I think they might anon hate each other idk.

Indigo January 17, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

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A LOT of comments here. Also, if one tear comes out of the eyes of that lovable black and white kitty, I am wringing Paulo’s neck like a play-dough tube. Just saying.

El Legendario January 17, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #236756

@ Indigo: I don’t think that Lucy really had depression issues (or at least major ones) until the big blow up from Mike in the “December” chapter, that’s just my opinion. I think her issues stemmed more-so from an antisocial issue. Also I don’t believe that Lucy was ever suicidal. I think that she is trying to find out what Augustus is really up to. because if you re-read the end of pillow talk you see that she doesn’t trust Augustus’s motives, she’s trying to “feel him out” so-to-speak.
and just so you know, there is a way to solve the conflict between Mike & Lucy. it requires apologies from both of them, understanding on both parts, and the decision weather to renew the friendship or to let it dissolve. basically just being mature about it, because they won’t forget but they can forgive.

@supertails19: you sir, are amazing! XD

sen January 17, 2013, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #236757

no no noooooooooooooooo! I can’t bare to watch!

theunwiseman January 17, 2013, 2:55 AM EST.

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As much as I love Paulo and Lucy as characters, I can’t imagine them actually getting into a relationship. Lucy has thus far not shown any interest in Paulo, and really I feel it would be a total unexpected and unwanted twist in the storyline.
I still personally think Lucy and Mike are the “fated lovers”, no matter how long this is going to take, and I do want to see Paulo happy as well; just that, Lucy isn’t the right one for him.

Alex January 17, 2013, 5:28 AM EST.

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You good sir deserve an award.

Alex January 17, 2013, 5:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #236761

Someone caused my thumb to hurt from scrolling down on my ipod…

Besides my current plight, I’m waiting for friday eagerly. You know? Since it’s gonna be a cliffhanger.

Pyre_of_Onyx January 17, 2013, 9:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #236762

That face
“Jazz, I don’t know how to say this, but…. I’m constipated”

Tcj333 January 17, 2013, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #236763

It’s alright Paulo… come clean and She’ll understand. Don’t beat around the bush or anything like that. Good luck, mai boi. ;)

Pointsettia January 17, 2013, 10:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #236764

Aw Cmon, look at her… you should stay with her Paulo… please? I liked it from the start…. :question:

Mish January 17, 2013, 11:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #236765

why why paulo u idiot u have a nice girl and u throw here away after what she’s done for u. you idiot

mymanleo January 17, 2013, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #236766

Seriously people lay off on Paulo. He already feels bad enough. He has to hurt a girls feelings when she really likes him. He already did once Mad Lucy. He doesn’t love her :O? So he shouldn’t dumb her? So should Mike dump Sandy for Lucy, just because Lucy loves him? I say yes, but that that’s cause Lucy is my favorite character… I just want her to be happy :”(
Why stay in a one sided relationship?

Here Maybe this will help you:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0LAs7X5ybE

Someone January 17, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #236767

I’m cool with this since it’s only good for everyone involved. Jasmine’s already said Paulo’s “not the one” and she has already shown that on many occasions the rest of her life comes miles before Paulo. Not very committed at all. And she doesn’t do anything sexual due to religion, sex being the other great glue that holds relationships together. Honestly I’m not sure why they’re still together at all - thinking each other is “cute” but not willing to do anything about it isn’t really enough to justify a relationship. Paulo’s good for cutting the cord.

That and I just never liked Jasmine anyway.

Macca January 17, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #236768

@Someone: I guess you’re right I have been posting a lot more lately, but that is mostly because this January I didn’t have a lot to do so I had excess free time. What better way to use your free time then on your favorite website right? Well especially when you are not exactly allowed out of the house :/. I like spending my free time talking about adorable cats that are just dripping with drama 8-).

Also, I enjoy reading comments like yours because they cause my imagination to create some silly stories that I find entertaining on a boring day 8-D. I came up with one that involves Paulo climbing the building Lucy is on(because Augustus wouldn’t let him past the door ;)) and Paulo does something Lucy never expected him to do for her(sing :love:). Paulo will probably come up with his own love song but I think this one fits rather well so it wins by default:

This is what I imagined Paulo singing to Lucy if he went to her right now and confessed to her(this is after the I love you from Paulo and the zero response from Lucy):
“Much as you blame yourself you can’t repent for the way that you feel
Had no example of a love that was even remotely real
How can you understand something you never had
Oh baby if you let me I can help out with all of that
Girl let me love you and I will love you, until you learn to love yourself
Girl let me love you and all your trouble don’t be afraid, girl let me help
Girl let me love you and I will love you, until you learn to love yourself
Girl let me love you A heart of numbness comes back to light I’ll take you there

I can see the pain behind your eyes it’s been there for quite a while
I just wanna be the one to remind you what it is to smile
Yea I would like to show you what true love can really do
Girl let me love you and I will love you, until you learn to love yourself
Girl let me love and all your trouble don’t be afraid, girl let me help
Girl let me love you and I will love you, until you learn to love yourself
Girl let me love you A heart of numbness comes back to light I’ll take you there”

Paulo doesn’t get to finish though because he will get pelted by snowballs(who do you think did it? ;)). The song is by Ne-Yo it is called “Let Me Love You(Until You Learn To Love Yourself)” I think I got most of the song right but I skipped a few parts :(. I would love to see you do something like this from memory(seriously I would :love: to see this type of comment again… unless it is not allowed for some reason :unsure:). I have not seen the video yet(I am planning on it though :x).

Now back to the adorable cats that are dripping with drama :D. I think it really says something that most of your predictions involve Mike being called out on what happened in December XD. Also Augustus won’t need to walk Lucy into a trap all he needs to do is call his boss, Alejandro, and tell him to get his gang over here as soon as possible, then Lucy would have walked herself into a trap without knowing it :smirk:. O.O oh wait that is NOT a good thing DX. Hmm, maybe after Augustus learns what Alejandro is going to do to Lucy he might have a change of heart, but most likely reinforcements will arrive 8-) 8-D(I can’t think of anyone else that would appear out of nowhere besides those 2 and maybe this guy D:). What ever happened to Zachary and his “I’ll be there for you” promise? Hmm, maybe his flight got delayed :x)

supertails19 January 17, 2013, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #236769

Well….this sucks……this is gonna be one said new years….:(

hollow January 17, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.

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I can’t look. (peek)

JustSomeCritic January 17, 2013, 8:35 PM EST.

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http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p12.html Everybody remember this page. She cried heavy

JustSomeCritic January 17, 2013, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #236772

Paulo shouldn’t kid himself. If he doesn’t really like Jazz, then he shouldn’t let the relationship drag out because it’ll end on it’s own accord at some point anyway.

Yxela007 January 17, 2013, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #236773

Who are we kidding? Paulo isn’t gonna have the guts to break up with her. He’s too much of a good guy to break a heart.

Gabria93 January 17, 2013, 9:32 PM EST.

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Beat me too it.

Sahchan January 17, 2013, 9:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #236775

Why do I get the feeling that Paulo is in love with someone other than Lucy? I swear these feelings are the worst >->

No-Name January 17, 2013, 10:20 PM EST.

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@sen: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p10.html Lucy:”I’m just about ready to give up on everything..” If it wasn’t for Augustus’ “serious talk” wow.. let’s not go there.
I agree with everything else you said though especially about Lucy’s anti-social issue she had it from the very beginning and after December(well I don’t need to tell you how bad it is now, I am pretty sure you can figure it out 8-)).

Uhh wow thank you I don’t think anyone has every called me “amazing” before(that is definitely one way to cheer me up :D). You have made my week so much better, thank you #^_^#.

@JustSomeCritic: I think I beat you to it in my fifth comment :x. Uhh sorry. Actually since I post so much it doesn’t really matter that I already linked it so thank you for reminding everybody :).

@Gabria93: It wouldn’t surprise me if that was true but if Paulo doesn’t break up with Jasmine eventually(sooner rather than later) then that will cause more unnecessary heartbreak for Jasmine especially if she is given more time to develop stronger feelings for Paulo(follow the link in JustSomeCritic’s comment to see how Jasmine reacted to the idea of Paulo breaking up with her). Now imagine if Paulo waited for 2 years until he breaks up with Jasmine, it will hurt her even more than right now :x.

I am really hoping Paulo does not give Jasmine that same “You’re too young for me, I want you to live life and find the one” speech that Tess gave him. Actually anything that doesn’t make Jasmine cry herself to sleep tonight would be okay with me. I would rather see Jasmine angry at Paulo than miserable with tears in her eyes for a week. Oh well we all know he will try his best to be gentle and that is all I can ask for 8-D.

supertails19 January 17, 2013, 11:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #236925

Two good people, chance meet,
on different paths through life,
now part ways with smiles of regret.

Their orbits perturbed, but not disrupted.
The pain of a momments separation
will be eclipsed in time.

For the orbits will cross again,
not so close as before,
but not so far beyond a friendly wave,
and shared smile.


Unless someone detonates a multi-megaton drama bomb and blows both into sub-atomic particles. Furious Abbey

- A new reader

Dorje Sylas January 18, 2013, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #240794

We all know what happens next…..

Who? March 12, 2013, 5:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #277969

Yes, he’s soooo gonna break up with Jazzie. Oh god, this is gonna suck. And i’ll love it!

Annie March 23, 2014, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #284583


TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #296102

Uh oh not good :(

blues March 27, 2015, 10:34 AM EST.

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