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73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 1/28/13

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Veronica: what a beautiful break up

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Comment ID #237513

She made two huge mistakes during their relationship. Firstly, she didn’t make time for him. Secondly, she said it was fine. She shouldn’t lie to herself about how she feels, and she shouldn’t lie to him. She never really acted like she cared a ton about their relationship, despite the fact that she did and that was the cause of the downfall. The worst part is that Paulo will really never know just how much he hurt her. He’ll think she was just breaking up with him for good and that she didn’t feel anything for her. He’ll never know.
The rest of the girls will have him executed for what he’s done.

@ Ditto
Video game reflexes. And they same gaming is useless.

Yes, however, my name (since, for some reason, I can’t type it) is a boys name. @ Taeshi/Suitcase should really remove that.

Nikita January 28, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237514

The best break up in this comic so far and it still makes me sad. Jasmine has feelings for Paulo, feelings he just doesn’t have for her. They handled this break up in an incredibly mature way and it is for the best, but knowing this doesn’t make it easier. I hope Jasmine could find that special somebody in her life.

supertails19 January 28, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237515

Oh no… no Jazzie don’t..
Oh gosh..

Ace January 28, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237516


lucyxpaulo27 January 28, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237517

Well, this is depressing.



Ditto January 28, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237518

Dawww ;_;

CoolBad January 28, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237519

Ace, I’m probably with you on this. My heart just sank a little.

Leo-Inu January 28, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237520

Poor jazz got her heart broken bad.

Stephano January 28, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237521

she has the clock and as soon as it time she refreshed and post

CoolBad January 28, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237522

Happy new year… :(

Fenfir January 28, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237523


Chill-out January 28, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237524

Oh goodness gracious… I really didnt support Jasmine and Paulo, but I feel so bad for her right now :((

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy January 28, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237525

Jazz be strong, please dont cry ._.

Rei January 28, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237526

Ok, I promised a while back that if you made Jasmine cry I would work m way into fantasy webcomic interwebz land and beat the snot out of Paulo. Well, now its time.

*Plays Tron Music*

Frodomann1 January 28, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237527

TT.TT i will cry *snif* paulo TT.TT how cant not see that!!

juan January 28, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237528

Poor Jazzie.. She’s not one of my favorite characters, but I think she’s earned a bit more of my respect. Dealing with breakups is hard, even if they are amicable. She handled it beautifully for a first breakup! :O

Eemia January 28, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237529

From now in she is going to be a badass hero saving other girls from ****** all around roseville high.

Or not.

Ardoasms5 January 28, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237530

Sorry Jasmine, but you lost to a depressed girl who is gonna jump off the roof.

Maybe you can hook up at the funeral?

Titanium Dragon January 28, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237531

Drama, there always has to be drama…

Zandramus January 28, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237532


At long last, my master plan is complete! With this knowledge, first post shall be MIIIINE!

*Evil laugh*

Hum, yes, so… *cough* Thanks, bro or madam

Ditto January 28, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237533

I’m glad it ended so well but it’s understandable that Jazz would break down at the end. I feel her sorrow but she will recover which makes me hopeful.

Blaze33405 January 28, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237534

Oh gawd no, not Jazzie. Make anyone else suffer (preferably Carter), but not Jazzie T~T

Barty Malin January 28, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #237535

Oh my gawd, Jazzie….don’t cry ; - ; be strong. It was mutual but the feelings will still linger in. I hope Paulo knows what he just did to her. Making a girl cry is a no no…

Aoriki January 28, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #237536

Now from a active a student to a non-active broke girl. Nobody will know cause she chooses to hide.

Sahchan January 28, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #237537

Also, I am so freakin’ sad right now! ;_;

Frodomann1 January 28, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #237538

Those feels.

Brotato January 28, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #237539

We are still in the angst fest are we?

Valor January 28, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #237540

I think my heart died

Skygaze January 28, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

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****YDIS January 28, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #237542

“Pray to God Jazzie doesn’t cry”… whoops!
better change that to:
“Pray to God Tess, Sue and every other girl at the party doesn’t find out and beat the living **** out of me”….

Paulo ain’t my fav (he’s second), but he doesn’t deserve that 8-)

foreveryoung5 January 28, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237543

oh Jazzie….. she took the break up so maturely. Despite being the youngest of the main crew I would argue that Jasmine is possibly one of the most mature. (Imagine if Sandy broke up with Mike because she couldn’t handle the long distance anymore? or accidentally fell for some boy up in Rickter? he wouldn’t be as rational)

I applaud Jasmine for being one of the very few characters with the least amount of drama attached to her.

Vega January 28, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237544

Paulo, you assbutt.

TrappedCats January 28, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #237545

<=( B’aaww..Poor Jazzie…

Lolly January 28, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #237546

Reminds me of my breakup. I had feelings for someone else. I was no cheater, so I broke it off beforehand. Broke her heart for a solid year.

Grif January 28, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #237547

._. I hate to see a young girl cry… Why must Lucy be so very complicated!? Mad Lucy

Pebbles January 28, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #237548

Eh, she’s stong, she’ll get over it, a bit of crying and support from her friends, she may like Paulo, but I don’t think she’d quite like Daisy and Lucy who will get all upset over one guy… course, what do I know?

Thisguy January 28, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #237549

Well that went well. For one of them, at least.

Yxela007 January 28, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #237550

I actually have to agree with Nikita here… Jazz never really expressed any kind of “seriousness” about her feelings for Paulo, even though she quite clearly has very strong feelings for him, and she should have said something here rather than just saying “its fine.”
Also, just as it wasn’t fair to Paulo that she never had time for him, its not really fair to him for her to assume that they can go their separate ways for awhile and he won’t see anyone else, because the thought of that quite clearly upset her, even though she said she thought they should see other people.
Dear oh dear :/

Order_66 January 28, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #237551

Best couple just broke up.
To make it worse Jasmine was trying not to cry when she heard there was someone else.
She’s probably thinking its because she wasn’t good enough or some sh*t.

This makes me sad. ;_;

Anon-Anon January 28, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #237552

Looks like she didn’t took the break up so good after all. :(

I sure do hope that she does find true love during the series.

Nimbus26 January 28, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237553

This is shaping up to be one of my favorite chapters. The writing is fluid and the timing on the transitions is top-notch! Can’t wait to see how this chapter wraps up.

Elyzabeth January 28, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237554

I’m sure it’s the sting of feeling not good enough. Time will heal that wound. And chocolate ice cream. Also, if Paulo was going back to the party why wouldn’t he just be like, “Hey, Jazz, you want to go back to the party now?” Rather than just saying “kthxbai.” Why wouldn’t you keep treating her like a friend? Meanie face.

Neveko January 28, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237555

Jazzie ;_;

Laufente January 28, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #237556

Her tears are delicious :F

G.A. January 28, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #237557

Jasmine is upset, but she should have seen this coming since she was the one who called Paulo over to break up, although i can understand her tears if shes thinking about how Paulo is fine mostly because he likes someone else

bunnyclub January 28, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #237558

Aw, it’s so sad! :( poor jazz. She’s one of the nicest characters, it’s so sad to see her hurting.

Nalem January 28, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #237559

Jazz is the greatest.

Sonata January 28, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #237560

Jasmine you sweet thing. God I hope you find a king down the road. So mature.

I wonder how Paulo would feel if he saw Augustus and Lucy being all buddy-buddy. Or if she finally showed up to the party. ;)

Jinx. January 28, 2013, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #237561

Paulo!……..i hate you ¬¬

LuckyCat January 28, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #237562

Poor little Jaz. Don’t you cry, babe, you will meet your guy one day.

DarknestOne January 28, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #237563

Why is everyone feeling sorry for Jasmine? She’s a strong girl, she’ll shake it off, might take a bit, but she be okay. I just hope she figures out what she did wrong, like @Nikita said, she did makes some errors like lying about her feelings. Still hoping she doesn’t distance herself from Paulo.

SPEAKING OF PAULO, I feel sorry for him the most. He already had to deal with trying his best not to make Jasmine sad about being honest about his feeling towards Lucy (which I ship), now girls are going to think he’s a jerk when they find out about the break up. I hope Paulo is prepared for more drama bombs when he goes back to school.

KitKatMuffin January 28, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #237565

Welp… I think I finally understand how Mike Haters feel now…

kdebones January 28, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #237567

“I hope to God that I don’t make Jasmine cry.” Paulo will be devastated if he knew Jazzy was crying now…

Syndicated_Sue January 28, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #237568

@Titanium Dragon: There won’t be a funeral because nobody is going to die. Now a trip to the hospital would be a different story D:. I think Mike should know plenty about the last one(or at least to the nurse :x).

@Vega: If Sandy cheats on Mike(that seems highly unlikely though) he will find whoever Sandy cheated with and he or she will regret it… or most likely Mike will go to his little corner and cry and think about his life so far. Yeah… I can’t really say that I want this to happen :nope:.

I applaud Jasmine for handling this without being angry, even after she found out there was somebody else… Oh she’ll definitely be hurt even more when she finds out who the other girl is Mad Lucy. I don’t even want to know what Jasmine is going to say or do to Lucy if she finds out :(. Hopefully Daisy could use her powers of cheerfulness to make the tears on Jasmine’s face disappear… or a random David could work as well but the first one seems… better I guess :unsure:. That awkward moment when you hope something doesn’t happen and it happens anyway D:. So much for not making Jasmine cry.

@jmcy3: Uhh, well Paulo could still “fight Abbey to the death” like David suggested o_o.

supertails19 January 28, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #237569

Wow. I’m really sorry Jasmine. I know that wasn’t what you were expecting. Don’t worry though, when you’ve gotten enough time to dedicate to a relationship, the right guy will turn up. ;)

FadeIntoFlame January 28, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #237570

@Neveko For some reason I can relate to Paulo just walking away. I think that trying to be friends that soon would just make it more awkward.

Steel January 28, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #237571

all i can say is: Paulo, This Better Be Worth it…

jmcy3 January 28, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #237572

Wow, Jasmine handled this situation like an adult. She is being completely understand and calm about the situation even though this probably hurts her more than that fight they had. I hope Jasmine can find the guy that can give her the love she deserves :).


Didn’t turn out that way :P

Pepe Le Pew January 28, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237574

Poor little Jaz. Don’t you cry, babe, you will meet your guy one day.


There’s always McCain……………… :love:

Pepe Le Pew January 28, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237575

I hate to see a young girl cry… Why must Lucy be so very complicated!? Mad Lucy


She needs a shrink……..Nuff said 8-)

Pepe Le Pew January 28, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237576

Oh man, what a stupid kid.

StushiJaguar January 28, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #237578

Paulo you are a douche, Jaz please don’t cry

bankai January 28, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #237579

Paulo is a dead kitty.
Now I’m just waiting for him to get socked in the face by Tess

Shoop-a-doop January 28, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #237581

I feel nothing

The Ground January 28, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #237582

I hate to see a young girl cry… Why must Lucy be so very complicated!? Mad Lucy



Pepe Le Pew January 28, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #237583

some what reminds me of my self (honnestly almost every char reminds me of me) when people around happy and positive, everyone gone, cry my heart out.

paula January 28, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #237584

So, Jazz really had feelings for Paulo. Truly, she is a woman among girls to put Paulo’s feelings before her own feelings. Even more, she didn’t burden Paulo with her feelings and essentially let him off the hook.
Ah, this feeling it is a good one; when someone places others before them. What’s the word? Ah yes, it’s *sacrifice* without praise or reward; a noble tip of the hat to the better qualities of humanity. Such a crisp word sacrifice is in this case, especially when most of the characters so far have just been stepping over each other’s tails for their own feelings.
It’s only natural to feel some remorse after a breakup; Jazz crying shouldn’t be unusual. The difference is that I bet she’ll be able to move along in time, whereas Lucy is stuck in a loophole obsessing for Mike.
Jazz is a good person and I think she’s a lot stronger than most people give her credit for. I mean, what takes more strength: letting go of something or holding onto something? I hear addiction to things, be it love, drugs, food, money, and whatnot has led to the ruin and deaths of many individuals…

Blank On Purpose January 28, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #237585

vey sadding.

kirby123 January 28, 2013, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #237586

Poor Jazmine ;_;

Subaru January 28, 2013, 1:32 AM EST.

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I rarely comment but this just NO JAZZIE NO OH MY GOSH POOR DEAR DON’T CRY LET ME HOLD YOU NOOOO ;____;


Mel January 28, 2013, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #237588

*Grabs the Z Saber * It’s your funeral with no coffin !!!!

El Legendario January 28, 2013, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #237589

For you guys getting mad at Paulo, think of it from this perspective: he could of done a lot worse. He could of cheated on Jazz, or pretended they broke up when confessing to Lucy in order to delay the awkward situation of breaking up with her, or even keeping her as a second choice if it didn’t work out with Lucy. However, Paulo was honest. He didn’t part from her cruelly; he was upfront but sincere about how he felt and didn’t want to hurt her by expecting her to stand by and watch him moon over another girl. He did what was the very best thing to do in this situation, and that was to end it. Does it suck? Of course it does, and I feel for Jazz here, but sometimes things just don’t work out, and the people we love don’t love us the same way. Coping with this is part of growing up, and we always come away a little stronger. Paulo did this the right way, and I’m sure Jazz won’t hold it against him in a couple of months when any potential bitterness has cleared up.

Lumi January 28, 2013, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237590

Wow, this breaks my heart by just looking at it, but its going to be ok for her, she’s young and in time when she’s older shell meat all kinds of guys and maybe one day she will get into another relationship one that shell be more serious about and by then what she had with paulo will be a distant memory, but she won’t forget about him becouse you don’t realy forget about your first love.

Song of today to fit the this mood is breakeven by the script try listening to it

lov/hate/hurt January 28, 2013, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #237591

“And then the tears came tumbiling doooooown.”

wr3h January 28, 2013, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #237592

aww i really didn’t think she would start to cry :( poor Jasmine she was always a happy girl.
Paulo i know you love Lucy and i love you to be with her but man… JASMINE DX
i know how she feels but i never encountered that while breaking up with some one. it happened when me and him were kinda dating but then he told me how happy he was that the girl he wanted for a year finally wanted him and like her i told him i was happy for him and good luck cuz all i wanted was for him to be happy. but man did i cry many nights ._.

edit: ive liked this guy for about 4-5 months and known him for about 7 months when all this happened

Madi_mew101 January 28, 2013, 2:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #237593

I need a hug….

Coyote January 28, 2013, 3:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #237594

She will get another chance if tae feels like it

DinR January 28, 2013, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #237595

Jasmine… She loves Paulo. She really does. But he loves Lucy way too much. And Jazzy… Oh, wonderful, beautiful Jazzy is refusing to let him see how much she loves him, how much she wants to be with him just so he can be happy.

I really hope Jazzy is okay… ;_;

Darkverose January 28, 2013, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #237596

Paulo You MONSTER!

Shadow January 28, 2013, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #237597

She’s a lot braver then I thought, I hope things get a lot better for Jaz very soon I can’t stand to see one of my fav characters look so sad.

DeathofInk January 28, 2013, 3:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #237598

It’s sweet and sad all at the same time! ;_; I know Paulo seems evil atm, but he really was looking out for Jaz in the end. I mean… he would rather break things off clean then cheat on her! That’s better than most men today… :/

Asicat January 28, 2013, 4:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237599

no. nonononononono. jazzy no don’t cry. let me give you hugs and make it better :( hopefully paulo’s confession goes well, some happiness would do this chapter good.

blueberry January 28, 2013, 4:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #237600

excuse me while i cry for the next few years

tipsyTrenchcoat January 28, 2013, 4:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #237601

aww, when the time i saw jazzie cry, i really feel bad about her..

alexia January 28, 2013, 4:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #237602

I feel like an absolutely terrible person for being happy about this. Always been a Mad Lucy x 8-) fan, and therefore I am sort of jumping with joy…I AM A HORRIBLE HUMAN BEING. ;_;

RedPanda January 28, 2013, 5:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #237603

Why is everyone attacking Paulo? Last time I checked Jasmine is the one that (1) broke up with him and (2) said “we should see other people”.
So Paulo did nothing wrong.

And seriously, who breaks up with someone expecting to hook-up with them again in the future? You can’t break-up with someone and just expect them to just wait for you. It doesn’t work like that. And again, she told Paulo “we should see other people.” So she kinda’ dug her own grave here.

So I really can’t and don’t feel bad for her.

Personally, as much as I liked the idea of the mutual break-up I still think it was poorly written. It makes no sense that Jasmine told Paulo “we should see other people” if that wasn’t what she wanted. She should have either said “we need a break” or “I think we should break up” and then explained to him why. Both those situations would have implied that she wanted to hook-up again in the future. The fact that she said “we should see other people” just doesn’t make sense, and I feel like that comment was just put there in order to leave room for future drama. But hey, that’s just my opinion, and from all the comments I’ve read it doesn’t look like that bothered anyone as much as it bothered me.

Lime Cake January 28, 2013, 5:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #237604

While I feel for Jasmine , since something similar happened to me, I don’t want to kill Paulo. He didn’t tell her “we’ve been talking about going out for the past half a year” while leading her on right to the end, which is what happened to me during the end of my senior year. Plus she has friends who well probably support her and she’ll learn to grow from the experience as I and a good chunk of people in real life have. I think they both handled this relatively well and I never saw their relationship going on for too long anyway. I really hope Paulo can pull Lucy out of her broken state soon. It’s hurting to see what she’s become

captainAndie January 28, 2013, 6:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237605

I also don’t really understand how people are going after Paulo on this. He was honest and did the right thing, not to mention it was Jasmine who wanted to break up first. Must be some insane shipper logic.

Stoker January 28, 2013, 6:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #237606

Mistake number 3: Jazzie don’t wash her hands, as clearly seen on panel 1. Disgusting!

Well yeah, Paulo did nothing wrong. Even though as someone before pointed, he was with Jazzy mostly because David dared him to do so. But yeah, that’s fine and dandy.

But who cares? At least Paulo can fulfill his life purpose now, and become a safety blanket for Lucy. *** grabbing immature safety blanket, but still. Jazzy may go die in some dark corner of this corrupted world, but our beloved Wussy, Queen of Drama will finally be happy. Yeah, of course she will.

By the way: where the hell is Thanatos? I would like to see what’s his oppinion on latest events.

Commander_Zero January 28, 2013, 6:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #237607

aaaand I somewhat predicted it.

yeah, I haven’t seen thanatos’ comments for a while, too.

boh... January 28, 2013, 6:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #237608

And it just occured to me she may think that he was thinking about the other person while he was with her and i can understand her being sad about that

DinR January 28, 2013, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #237609

Gotta admit considering how young that kid is she’s pretty strong for putting on a brave face like that.

Hope everything works out for ‘em both!

Syrus January 28, 2013, 6:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #237610

Well…she wanted the breakup too, soooo he didn’t really do anything wrong. She can’t really expect him to wait for her if she hasn’t said anything about a possible future.

Edit: Other readers think Paulo did something terrible to Jazz. Did what? He admitted he felt something for someone else but he never cheated during the relationship and Jazz made no mention of a possible future between them. So in the end it’s Jazz’s fault for not being clear and expecting him to wait.

In some cases it really isn’t always the guy’s fault.

Follarch January 28, 2013, 6:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #237611

Sometimes when you want someone and they have someone else you’ll just have to fake a smile and say you’re happy for them, even when you know it hurts so bad.

Trey January 28, 2013, 7:24 AM EST.

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>___> first of all, I’m not defending Paulo’s choice in hooking up with Jasmine. Actually, I mentioned the very thing you said in a previous post on a previous page. I actually agree with you; I think he was wrong in hooking-up with her, since he only did so to have a girlfriend and not because he actually liked her.

However, this still doesn’t make this situation Paulo’s fault. Paulo tried to make their relationship work. He tried to like her as more than just a friend. He tried to be understanding of Jasmine’s schedule. He tried to not think of Lucy. However it was pretty obvious that none of this was going to work. If I recall correctly we never even saw Paulo and Jasmine kissing.

Plus, many relationships start out as friendships. Thus, even though I don’t think Paulo should have gotten together with Jasmine, he didn’t do anything wrong by so either. He thought she was cute. She thought he was cute. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn’t. Many real-life relationships start out in this manner, especially in high school. You don’t have to be in love with someone from the beginning to have a relationship with them.

But what really saves Paulo in this situation is the fact that he told the truth rather than going behind Jasmine’s back. Once he was able to admit to himself that he really loves Lucy and will never feel that way about Jasmine, he chose to tell the truth rather than lead Jasmine on or continue to waste her time.

Jasmine on the other hand handled the situation wrong by telling Paulo “we should see other people” when that obviously was NOT in any shape or form her real intention. Second, as I said before, you can’t break-up with someone and seriously expect them to just wait for you. That’s not fair to Paulo either.

Relationships are two-way streets. It takes to two people to make them work. Paulo did his part. Jasmine tried. The reality is just that they weren’t meant to work out.

Lime Cake January 28, 2013, 7:40 AM EST.

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Sanitarium January 28, 2013, 7:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #237614

Why do you do this to my feels Jazzy, you said its ok and you wanted the same thing, I don’t understand why you cry girl? :’(

Kleitos January 28, 2013, 8:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #237615

Agreed, Lime Cake.

Once he was able to admit to himself that he really loves Lucy and will never feel that way about Jasmine, he chose to tell the truth rather than lead Jasmine on or continue to waste her time.

And this is what I applaud Paulo for, as sad as this chapter is. A lot of guys don’t have the guts to do that and only end up hurting the girl even more. All the same, though, I have to agree with a lot of people here in that Paulo should have never ‘gotten’ with Jazz in the first place; he rushed her into a relationship without either them really knowing each other (with the original intent being to bang her, mind you) while being fully aware of the unresolved feelings he still had for girls like Tessa and Lucy, somehow hoping that being with another girl would make all those feelings magically disappear. Aaannnd… this is kind of what happens when people do that.

Skygaze January 28, 2013, 8:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #237616

Jasmine: the one damn person in the entire comic who is willing to set aside her own desires to make sure relationships work out in the best possible manner.

Insanity_Prevails January 28, 2013, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #237617

I’m about to die of sadness. Jazzie thought the could just get back together whenever, but so much for that. Now she’s crying, look what you did paulo. Nobody can be happy in this chapter, can they? Also, 100 comment.

Meow January 28, 2013, 8:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #237618

Things had to be this way, and at the end, Jazz was actually saved from the hard truth, that is that her relationship with Paulo is nothing more than what a good friendship is based on. They may go along well, BUT AT THE END it was not really what they were both looking for when talking about love.

Ten Seconds to Midnight January 28, 2013, 8:43 AM EST.

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I was good until she started crying. Now I feel those feels.

TheTom January 28, 2013, 8:49 AM EST.

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Teen angst will have its way.

It is the way of things, puny mortals.

Dr.Z January 28, 2013, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #237621

Awe………. I can’t say anything funny about that!

Huh? January 28, 2013, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237622

And yet another heart is broken…
will this ever end?

Neo-Akurin January 28, 2013, 9:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #237623

Very reminiscent of my recent break up. Two weeks after we broke up, she drunkenly told me that she was in love with (and potentially wants to marry, but she probably said that due to the alcohol) her ex. I told her I wanted her to be happy, and to go for it if she thought that was what was going to make her happy, but the idea of her so quickly being in love with someone else after our breakup hurt an incredible amount despite the fact that I really do want the best for her.

Saber January 28, 2013, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #237624

Oh, Jazzy…
it’s okay, you’re too cute to not have boys falling head over heels for you…

lazydayArtist January 28, 2013, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #237625

I can see why people are hatin’ on Paulo, even though he did the right thing.

Jasmine is young, this is her first relationship. Even though she is probs the most mature of them, she is still naive. And unexperienced. She saying that they should see another people only proves it, she believed that they would still go back in the end. Jasmine had hope. And that is just sad, given the circunstances.

Her reaction, in my point of view, was that she just realized how foolish she had been. Those tears taste like crushed dreams.
And this, after some time, will mature her even more. Hands down.

(still, if ooonly Lucy had done what Jazz just did, and put Mike’s feelings above hers sooner, we wouldnt have such a disaster now.)

augustusxjazzpls January 28, 2013, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #237626

What a relatively healthy break-up 0.o

70lemons January 28, 2013, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #237627

Jasmine is the most mature character (besides that island couple and Sue :/) I had a break up like this once ;_; I only see Jasmine growing into the voice of reason in the group, if she stays that is. Thanks Teshi! Beautiful work as always :smirk:

Akado_Omoi January 28, 2013, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #237628

P.S. Let the chocolate ice cream gluttony commence! :O

Akado_Omoi January 28, 2013, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #237629

And then Lucy jumped off the building…
But no, seriously I doubt that will happen. Its much more likely that Lucy will end up following Augustus for a bit a Paulo will be alone for a little while. At least until the people Augustus hangs out with screw her over.

Namonaki January 28, 2013, 10:12 AM EST.

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Poor Jazzie… She was one of my favourites. Hopefully this isn’t the last we see of her, and that she’s able to move on.

I know how you feel, Jazzie. I really do.

TheEsquire January 28, 2013, 10:13 AM EST.

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One job, Paulo.

Silvyx January 28, 2013, 10:21 AM EST.

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I really hope the girls at school stay nice to Paulo, it was still a mutual break-up! He didn’t know she was going to cry and he actually cares a lot about her.

He did the right thing and I appreciate his honesty. A lot of guys could learn a thing or two from Paulo.

LH January 28, 2013, 11:00 AM EST.

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i just wanna see what happens with mike.

Brony with sunglasses January 28, 2013, 11:04 AM EST.

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Those last 4 panels will burn into my mind forever. My gosh. Jasmine. I know the feel, bro.

Your Name January 28, 2013, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237635

Wow. Poor Jaz. Imagine someone you love loving anyone else… It would be like having a glass wall between you… ;_; ._.

Sabbath January 28, 2013, 11:19 AM EST.

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Jeez! This comic has been really angsty. Like, really. It’s not even funny anymore. Oh well.

Atlas January 28, 2013, 11:25 AM EST.

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Completely relate how Jaz feels… Have had a simular experience where I acted fine then completely broke down… :(

Empathy January 28, 2013, 11:30 AM EST.

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This part of the comic has made me sad the most :( Breakups can be really harsh even if it’s one sided

Seppucrow January 28, 2013, 11:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #237640

I have one thing to say about this: OF COURSE. And I agree, this actually was a beautiful breakup. XD

I'll Eat Yourself January 28, 2013, 11:45 AM EST.

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Personally i think she should just get over it. :/I mean, like it would have happened anyway. But it’s still sad. ._.. On a side note, now we can see paulo score! ;)

Train January 28, 2013, 12:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #237642

In a break up. No one will leave unscathed to be honest, and this is a lesson for young lovers. Be careful alright? because a breakup..can break you a bit.

Casshern~ January 28, 2013, 12:17 PM EST.

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Paulo is a ********* who should learn how to tell his feelings because I mean really he goes out with a girl who he whom doesn’t love and then breaks her heart.

Nobody January 28, 2013, 12:30 PM EST.

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Wow, I’m vary surprise on how after she handled the break up well that she started to cry. I guess her feelings for Paulo are strong and he wasn’t very aware on how strong they are. This would put a bigger conflict if Paulo knew, he would of try to sort this out as much as he could. Jasmine should of told him how she feels about him before she accepted Paulo’s decision. Well, its too late now…. We hope for the best for her.

Keyblade Dragon January 28, 2013, 12:34 PM EST.

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Those last four panels made me die a little inside. ;_; Jazz, you’re probably my favorite now.

Demetrois January 28, 2013, 12:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #237646

*shivs Paulo real quick* 8-D

GrayFox January 28, 2013, 12:59 PM EST.

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@Steel You know, just because it’s something you would do doesn’t make it the right thing to do.
I also never said anything about being friends with her, I meant treating her like he respects and likes her rather than something to dump on the side of the road now that he’s through with her. Jasmine probably wouldn’t have gone back to the party with him anyway, upset as she was, but the simple act of showing he still cares for her as a person would have said volumes about his character.
I realize he’s just a dumb high school kid. Looking at it from the outside is always easier. *3*

Or maybe he’s just as upset and looking for a corner to cry in. Who knows. I suppose my previous statement assumes he’s as chill about the situation as he’s showing.

Neveko January 28, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #237648

Okay, it’s official. I’m reeeaally starting to like Jasmine as a character.
Her putting on a brave front for Paulo, knowing that he is preparing to go confess his heart to someone he loves—and doing so intentionally to keep him from being distracted by guilt when he goes to deliver said confession—shows remarkable integrity on her part. It’s sad that her relationship with Paulo hasn’t ended up as she’d hoped, but at least the two of them have a strong chance of remaining friends. And I’m glad that she was able to muster up the strength to let him go so selflessly. Jazz really is a good person, and a great friend.

Also: who else here is SUPER proud of Paulo here for taking the high road and telling the truth?! 8-)
Lord knows how easy it would have been for him to simply agree with her about his intentions and shrug it off, just to avoid a conflict (like a certain Blue russian I know likely would’ve done :unsure: ).
But no, instead he stayed true to what he believes is right and was willing to accept the consequences for his actions. This shows a lot of personal growth and maturity in Paulo’s character that honestly gives me some hope for his future relationships (I’m team HappinessxLucy, so I wish him well :P).

Also Also, Great design for the setting, Taeshi! :love: :love: :love:
I especially love how the background colors change between panels 6-8 to match the tone of Jazzie’s mood. Top notch!

Abbadonna January 28, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #237649

…WELP, saw this coming. NICE JOB PAULO. Before it coulda been a “We broke up because we felt we were a bit to busy for each other” kind of situation, but now it’s gonna be “We broke up because I wasn’t good enough fo him.” And once you think about it, it’s true. He has to keep going back and forth between women, and he feels he’s genuinely into them, but every time he finds out he’s NOT and hurts their feelings. Example: Tess. I mean, does anybody remember how they broke up? Paulo just kinda dropped off the face of the earth with her, and then when she found out about anything, he had already banged TWO CHICKS.
Just watch, if I know Paulo, he’ll **** this one up too.

Rylan January 28, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #237650

@Rylan excellent point

@TheGround Well no ****

@Coyote, you only get hugs if you aren’t a carnivore

Lovely page, though I can’t say this wasn’t to be expected. The only reason Paulo started a relationship with Jazz is because he was being a ******* “playa” as it were. Even if he has a part of him that loves her fact is he wasn’t sure who he wanted. Like they say you chase two rabbits, they both get away.

GentlemanNemesis January 28, 2013, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #237651

Jasmine is quite possibly the most mature out of all the main characters, which is odd considering she is the youngest.

Toaster January 28, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #237652

I don’t understand why people are expecting Tess to murder Paulo. He let her know what he was going to do, why and how he feels, so it’s not like this was out of no where to her, which means she’s more than likely to defend him.

Barty Malin January 28, 2013, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #237653

Gosh jazz, why do you have to be so goddamn nice! DX makin’ me sad…

Knuc January 28, 2013, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #237654

What is you problem you can’t leave Jazz Like that?! She deserves a better break up than that!

IntellegentFries January 28, 2013, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #237655

Seriously, people are getting mad at Paulo? :/
He was honest and kind about his feelings, and he had no idea that he was hurting Jazz. When she said “we should see other people”, he took it literally, like a normal person would. How is he supposed to know that she only wants to break up temporarily?
I’m a little miffed, because I’m betting that he’s going to get tons of flack from the rest of the group because of this, even though it’s not his fault.

giblygook January 28, 2013, 3:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #237656

Ah.Yet another bittersweet piece of drama to add to the bowl. am i rite?

foolishprototype001 January 28, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #237657

I figured this would happen. Jasmine is such a strong girl and I have grown a great respect for her and I am very sorry it has to end for her like this. I speculated she wouldn’t give up that easily because second-previous page when she mentions that she will break up with Paulo and states her reason, when Paulo calls her mature she blushes and twirls her hair. Also on the previous page when she says, “There’s someone else.” you can tell that on the inside she must be very hurt by this because she eventually did begin to develop feelings for Paulo, as shown by one of the pages in Up to Bat, when she holds Paulo close and she blushes to herself. Poor Jasmine… I hope you find still manage to pick yourself up and be okay… :(

Leijon January 28, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #237658

Is it considered bad if my biggest question is whether she is wearing pants?

not_used January 28, 2013, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #237659

When someone hurts you, once they’re gone, it’s okay to cry <3 it helps you cope and cleanse you of negative feelings. She’s strong enough to show him kindness, which shows a lot about her character. Go Jazzy <3

Lili January 28, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #237660

Dangit Paulo, I was expecting you to at least say something like, «i really liked being with you…» or something. Come on, now she’s all sad!

Sambo January 28, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #237661

@Blank On Purpose: Your sage wisdom is greatly appreciated… thank you #^_^#. Making me think deeper into this break up on a more personal level is pretty impressive. It is always hard to let go of something that you love even if it is for the best :x.

It was extremely hard for Lucy to let go of Mike and she will still be suffering unless she learns to completely let go of him. Lucy has already tried wishing him luck in his new relationship and watching from afar, but is she willing to try and forget about the feelings she has for him? Only time will tell and I am more than ready to wait and find out what happens next :D.

@Lumi: It’s true that Paulo handled this in the best way that he could, by being honest… but it still sucks for Jasmine who clearly cared for him and she tried to be an understanding and cool girlfriend(her consolation prize for trying was being left to cry outside of a New Years party :/). You are definitely right though, it could have ended even worse. At least this way they were mature about it and hopefully they have learned from their experience :).

@Coyote: *Hugs* :).

@Darkverose: It takes time to work up the courage to tell somebody how you feel about them. The time that you have together might not be enough time to realize you even have these feelings. Even if you do realize you have these feelings for somebody, then how do you tell them?

Let’s face it, time was not PauloXJasmine’s friend. They never had enough time with each other, the time they did share was used to hang out for a bit, and in the end it was over because Jasmine didn’t think she was spending enough time with Paulo and thought he deserved better. Time is the foe of many young relationships :(.

@augustusxjazzpls: I saw your name and I would approve of this, but then I considered what is going to happen in the next chapter and I quickly reconsidered. They would look adorable together though, mostly because they match :O ;).

@Namonaki: At first I was liking your comment, but then I saw the last sentence and my response was :nope:. I definitely don’t want that last bit to happen, unless you add somebody coming to her rescue… before anything bad actually happens to her.

@Lili: Letting out you sadness is a nice way of coping with it. Jasmine once again proves just how mature she is for her age. Bottling up your feelings is not a good way to handle a break up. Hopefully somebody, that Jasmine can talk to about this, comes along and helps her by letting her share these feelings :). Since Tess already knows about what Paulo was going to do, she could show up to cheer Jasmine up and talk to her as not only a friend but also as somebody that has been through this as well :x.

supertails19 January 28, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #237662

Poor Jazz……. Paulo X Lucy is definitely on my shipping chart but……. :( I never realized how much Jazz actually cared about Paulo ;_;

Alex Kitsune January 28, 2013, 6:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #237663

When will u make the next chapter? I’ve been waiting for like a year now(not really) and I think I’ll become a granny before the next one comes out. D: I want to be young to read this!

The Unknown January 28, 2013, 6:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #237664

I think Jazz wanted to see how much Paulo cared for her, but she regrets what she heard and will cry forever. Poor Jazz :’(

The Unknown January 28, 2013, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #237665

If you love something Jasmine, you have to set it free

shiraru January 28, 2013, 6:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #237666

@Taeshi that comment made me think of the last 5 pages of “Just Beautiful” I don’t know why.
Also love that 4th to last panel. Oh and THANK YOU FOR THE ANGST! :)
ok it may be mild but still. Thanx :)

First thing…You are far to mature for BCB so I say GET OUT! I am joking. Anyway tough beans. You guys didn’t even really have a relationship to begin with. He made is painless as he could. You could even see he was nervous about the break up and worried about you. Think of it not as breaking up, but breaking free from a dying or crumbing relationship. Your relationship was based on lies anyway…and you end your relationship still not being honest :/ If you think you had it bad just ask Lucy.

Good you got Tess’ blessing and you got Jasmine’s blessing… so what the HELL you waiting run to her! There is only 5 pages left!

Someone January 28, 2013, 6:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #237667

@The Unknown: (This actually goes to a lot of impatient readers out there)
1)Last time I checked there is no age limit for this comic. You can still read it when you are older.

2)This amazing comic takes time to create, be happy you get 3 updates a week instead of once whenever the artist feels like it.

3)The artist has a life and she is living it how she wants to live it so leave her alone.

4)There are plenty of other things on this site that you could do to keep yourself busy.

5)I literally posted a comment that mentioned quite a few things you can do on this site that take little to no effort.

6)Try making a comic yourself let’s she how well that works out for you(I am actually encouraging you to create something because I want to know what you are capable of).

7)Don’t try nagging an artist for more artwork because it won’t end well.

8)Can you try to be nice to her? She is letting you read her comic for free and she is not asking anything in return from you.

9)I appreciate trying to show her how much you love her story and want more of it, but there are better ways to handle this.

10)I am not saying this in a mean way, I am actually saying this in a calm tone so don’t think I am against you. I just want everybody to get along and if we could avoid making the artist mad, I would greatly appreciate it :).

supertails19 January 28, 2013, 7:06 PM EST.

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JustSomeCritic January 28, 2013, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #237670

Jasmine’s faces translated
#1 “good luck paulo”
#2 “how dare he leave me for another women THAT ***
#3 “my self confidence is gone
#4 cries

Whisper January 28, 2013, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #237671

I think Paulo was almost 100% perfect on this break up except for one thing

… you shouldn’t break up with someone at a party that just screams DRAMA
same with you jazzy for shame , now look your not going to have a good time at all

Whisper January 28, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.

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A good person is crying, and nothing that can be done. Sadness. :(

Adaon January 28, 2013, 7:44 PM EST.

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DanDan January 28, 2013, 7:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #237674

Taeshi is sadistic.

CONSPIRATIONALIST January 28, 2013, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #237675

Awww, Poor Jazzy ;_;

Toxic January 28, 2013, 8:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #237676

Don’t cry jazz
Don’t cry…

D-don’t you dare c-cry…


Zany January 28, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #237678

Jazz is officially my new favorite character.

indigo January 28, 2013, 9:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #237679

Who wants to have a very depressing evening? No? Well you get one anyway

Tacowaffle January 28, 2013, 9:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #237680

@Anon-Anon: If Jasmine is feeling like she wasn’t good enough then somebody needs to inform her that she is wrong. She has been awesome for most of their relationship and they would have been great together if it weren’t for a few defining factors:

1)The way their relationship started happens to be the way many relationships end(girl finding out the boy had multiple partners :/).

2)They didn’t have enough time for each other(just another way relationships end :x).

3)Paulo is still in love with his first crush(he just didn’t have enough love for the both of them Mad Lucy).

4)Jasmine has never made it clear to Paulo how she feels for him and let him develop feelings for somebody else(fellow BCB readers please tell me this last one sounds somewhat familiar :unsure: Mad Lucy).

5)This relationship was never meant to last in the first place because they didn’t think either one would fall in love(well, I guess nobody told that to Jasmine :O). Too bad Paulo didn’t feel the same way about her :nope:.

@Rylan: They broke up because Tess was going to be graduating after her senior year and as soon as she goes to college, the relationship would have fallen apart because of the long distance. I guess Tess thinks long distance relationships are doomed to fail(maybe that is why she wants Mike to end up with Lucy so much).

Paulo still wanted to give the long distance relationship a shot though, so he was kind of upset at Tess anyways. So it made sense for him to move on to Lucy(who is literally the girl of his dreams). We all know the girl of Paulo’s dreams is Lucy because Paulo had a daydream about a future with her. Then Paulo had a chat with David… Paulo had his pride hurt, he lost any chance with Daisy, and he succeeded in hurting both Tess and Lucy(who recently had her heart broken by another boy >:unsure:<).

If Paulo didn’t get saved by Jasmine, he would have been wishing for it to all be a nightmare. A nightmare that is going to affect his future with the girl he loves. I’m just going to say everybody makes mistakes and get off this topic before I say something I shouldn’t :x.

@shiraru: So true ;_;.

supertails19 January 28, 2013, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #237681

@supertails19 shippers gotta hope bro. uvu

maybe somewhere in the distant future… Meanwhile i will just take care of this tiny little ship.

(imagine a loser with a paper hat with “captain” written in it in a boat. thats me and this ship.)

augustusxjazzpls January 28, 2013, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #237682

Let’s see how my list of hearts to break is coming along
Lucy: Status: Check!
Jasmine: Status: Check!

So who is next?

Enter Sue: “Mike, do you have anything to do with this?” Just kidding XD

I swear if they get on Paulo’s case for this and don’t get on Mike’s I QUIT!

I need to tell you this… I have been waiting since August 18th 2012.
I must know… how much longer must I wait! I want to see Mike and Lucy interact ._. …please?

Someone January 28, 2013, 10:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #237683

God dang it Nikita, I could agree more

Kindle Kat January 28, 2013, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #237684

Why are so many people calling Paulo a douche for being honest not only with his girlfriend but also with himself? Its like no matter how a male character breaks up with a girl, HE’S the bad guy, but if a girl breaks up with a guy (whether its calm and maturely or by raising hell, deserved or not), its normally treated like “Yeah, you go girl!”. I’ve seen this in far too many forms of fiction, both in universe and audience reaction. BCB isn’t portraying this break up that way (yet) and I hope it stays that way.

I’m sorry for bringing up the whole double standard thing, but some of these comments having a go at Paulo (WHOSE FAULT IT IS NOT that Jazz didn’t let her true feeling know and ended up crying) just irritate me. And this is coming from someone who doesn’t like Paulo at all.

Dee January 28, 2013, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #237685

Anyone else got a feeling that once mike hears about this breakup, he’ll find someway to pile all the blame on lucy?

Huntress_RVW January 28, 2013, 10:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #237686

It doesn’t matter how good the terms are between you and your romantic interest when you break up. Even if you break up laughing over the circumstances, smile and offer your encouragement and best wishes, it’s still gonna hurt deep down inside. There’s always that doubt - “Did I make a mistake?” “Was I not good enough?” “Could I have stopped this from happening?”

Poor Jazzie. I know it feels like your spirit shriveled a little when he walked away. But don’t worry - it’ll recover, I hope.

Well, at least this heart-breaking scene does one good thing for us as the audience. It reveals that Jazzie isn’t just the personification of an easy-going, funny and hard-working Mary Sue of a girlfriend. She has the same desires and needs as everyone else - to be loved, and shown acceptance.

PocketGodPygmy January 28, 2013, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #237687

Waaaaaaagh! Why must your comic ALWAYS relate to my current life situation?!?! :[

Rin January 28, 2013, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #237688

There was honestly nothing that could be done. Paulo did the right thing by being honest upfront. I hold no anger towards him.

Because me and jazzy share the same name, I really have a strong feel concerning character. Poor girl. ._. I know you guys think that she should’ve told him how she feels about him, But IMO, don’t think she should’ve had to at this point.

This wasnt like a, “school girl confession” where he had no idea. They were already dating. Shouldn’t that action in itself already say, “I like you more than a friend” ? :unsure: I mean, unless “dating” means different things to different people…Dating is serious business where i come from.

I don’t think she should’ve had to vocally spell out every single feeling she had as it happened in order to keep him (Relationships are about FEELS not words. :-*). Besides, no amount of extra-confessing on Jazzy’s part would’ve changed Paulo’s feels about Tsundere Mcangsty ( Mad Lucy ).

I do think she shouldve worded her break up differently… “we should see other people” is not the same as “we should take a break.” D: she set herself up for a bad time with poor word choice.

We Jasmines are the strong sort, though. We cry it out, dust ourselves back off, and move on with our heads high. (even if we dont feel that way on the inside). Back to being Silent.

Silent fan_until now January 28, 2013, 11:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #237689

Knew it was too good to be true.

Akiriuu January 29, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #237690

@augustusxjasminepls: I would be fine if they both started hanging out and being friendly with each other in the future but not right away, that would just be silly. Unless Augustus sees an opportunity and takes it… that would not end well for anyone involved :(. Augustus will be a little bit busy for now and most likely for the next chapter(but hey what do I know right your ship could sail away very soon :D).

@Dee: I never understood that either. When a girl is mean to somebody else then it is perfectly fine, but when a boy is mean to somebody(especially if it is a girl) then it is rage time. It makes as much sense to me as a parent telling their daughter that if a boy picks on her that just means he likes her :/. It really wouldn’t surprise me if Mike’s or Lucy’s parents feed them this B.S. at some point :x. Also I cannot understand irrational hate for a hormonal teenager… last time I checked they weren’t known for their brilliant decisions. Unless they try to intentionally send somebody to the hospital then keep your rage at bay.

@Everyone: Ignore the rest of this post because rage is unavoidable just know that there are 4 others that are more deserving of your rage than any of the main cast.

There are only 4 guys that I can think of that actually deserve any hate. Here they are from most deserving to least:

A)Abraham(Abbey’s father): Abbey’s mom is in a grave because of Abraham and he blamed abbey for ruining the family he was about to leave… this makes me want to rage and that is why I avoid At Loose Ends now.

B)Roger(Tess’ ex): A school wide bully that picked on and terrorized younger students. Roger is the reason Rachel’s little brother was sent to a hospital. Tess was willing to do anything for him even teach anybody that tried to take him out(this resulted in Jessica getting her first female induced nosebleed :smirk:) too bad for Tess that he wasn’t willing to do the same… she has already been replaced.

C)Alejandro(also known as rapecat, scarcat or mugger from the alleyway): If there is one thing the names should tell you is that he is sadistic. I think Alejandro stomping on a minor that he purposefully got drunk might be enough to make people mad at him he took it further than just that though. Many bad thoughts about this creep returning and wreaking havoc on the main cast have been created since the creation of Confrontation. The best thing to do is to imagine a hero showing up to stop him before he can actually do anything bad. My favorite method of taking him down is a Mike and Lucy tag team… because it actually happened already.

D)Tobi(the dog that was with Alejandro): I felt like adding this guy just because he used Paulo’s phobia to pin him to the wall, beat him up, and had him watch as his friends were helpless to save him. He learned his lesson though in the form of Lucy’s MEGA KICK… it went to a spot that had him whimpering back home.

I can’t hate Mike yet because he actually saved Lucy’s life and helped her conquer her hydrophobia(this last one is wild speculation). Unless Mike actually tries to kill I am just going to assume he was making a horrible joke when he was talking to Sandy in Just Beautiful. As for Paulo he’s a womanizing heart breaker that actually trying to be honest right now so I can’t hate him either. Paulo had many different ways to end this and he chose the truth… now that says something :). Well good night and thanks for reading.

supertails19 January 29, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #237691

She looks like Miles from Las Lindas, cept she’s the dumpee, not the dumper. Makes me want to hug her tightly.

Jack January 29, 2013, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #237692

Poor Jazz, I know that feeling. Going out with somebody just to find out that they were thinking about somebody else for however long. It is really hurtful and I would not wish that on anybody.

Zachery January 29, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #237693

What will become of r favorite feline. Tune in next week same cat time, same cat channel

JustSomeCritic January 29, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #237695

Im a dude and I relate to jaz. My girl friend and I broke up around new years because she didn’t feel like we were good for each other. A while later I found out she had discovered herself as a lesbian. I still had feelings for her though and since I knew that there was a strong possibility of me being a jerk to her and her girlfriend I choose to stay away from them. Long story short I’m a jerk and I fell in love with a lesbian.

Weaver January 29, 2013, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #237696

Up until about 3 months ago I had no clue that this comic even existed. And so after 2 months of moderate time spent reading the comic from page one of the first chapter, i have come to love the cast and the drama and everything about this comic. can’t wait for the next page and keep making the awesome.

Zchameleon January 29, 2013, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #237697

I need to say, this breakup was handled pretty well on both parts. Paulo was honest about his feelings. So was Jasmine. She said what she said to keep Paulo from feeling too bad, even though it hurt her. She’s a sweet girl and deserves to be happy, but tears in a breakup are a constant thing. The way I see it, it wasn’t Paulo that made her cry, but the pain of losing him. It’s no one’s fault, just how we all are. Jasmine will find someone eventually. She’ll be happy and successful. She’s a character destined for greatness in this comic.

EternalOne January 29, 2013, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #237698

uhhh….didn’t look like it went so smoothly till the end

Anima January 29, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #237699

Aw, she’ll be okay. Its basically a woman’s role to be brave, and to break down in privacy…. and a man’s role to be oblivious half the time. Jasimine didn’t deserve to be such a bad rebound, but what happened happened, and what doesnt kill you makes you stronger! And maybe now she will learn a lesson… when you have a nice guy that you really like, make time for him, keep him close… :T
Idk if I actually like Lucy at all lol. I don’t know if she deserves Paulo >~> she’s so needy. ALL THE TIME. But she makes it difficult for people to comfort/ be around her. ALL THE TIME! She has such a bad attitude and jumps to conclusions way too fast, and basically PMS’s all day every day. /flails

silveryogurt January 29, 2013, 3:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #237700

Welcome to the BSCB universe, Jasmine. Just be glad you aren’t being devoured by an assassin vampire.

Tacsi January 29, 2013, 4:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #237701

It was obvious it wasn’t going to be a clean breakup. Back in “Pillow Talk” just the thought of breaking up with Paulo made her a mess.

Litwick January 29, 2013, 8:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #237702

Dangit, Paulo. I really wish you could break the fourth wall right now and see what kind of a mess you’re causing - I mean, back in pillow talk, Jasmine was freaked by just the THOUGHT of breaking up with Paulo, and now they’ve gone and actually done it - he’s royally screwed up this time. I hope he can get back together with her sometime - although, if the person he’s thinking about is Lucy, I don’t know, especially after his daydream from a while back about getting together with Lucy.

Hadron January 29, 2013, 9:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #237703

good god paulo what the hell now look at jasmine shes like this now: T_T
and look at you just smile and happy how rude. Mad Lucy

mymanleo January 29, 2013, 9:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #237704

“You can actually pinpoint the second when her heart rips in half.”

Rusco Istar January 29, 2013, 10:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #237705

Why the Hell is everyone beating up Paulo! He tried his best to make it as painless as he could. He was incredibly nervous about telling her. He never got over his feelings for Lucy and, the only reason he started dating Jasmine was to prove to David he still “had it”. Sorry this relationship was founded on a basically a bet. :/ Sue Paulo for trying to be nice to a girl he likes but doesn’t love :/
at least they are still friends! 8-) :O unlike :unsure: Mad Lucy

Someone January 29, 2013, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #237706

Yeah, I hardly understand the hate. My previous posts may seem like I’m hating on him, but quite honestly, for a high school kid, it’s understandable for him to go “kthnxbai” rather than trying to remain friendly to her. I mean, that doesn’t make it okay or anything, but I’m not one who’s howling for his head on a pike.

People are mad because “he made jazz cry?” Well, doesn’t that suck. I wonder how many times everyone who’s made a post here has made someone cry and didn’t know about it.
He told the truth, guys. It’s better for him to tell her now rather than her find out later he’s dating another person right away. I think it was an adult move to tell her, regardless of the sting it may have caused.

Neveko January 29, 2013, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #237707

@Lime Cake

I agree with almost everything you are saying, except the part where you can’t ask someone to wait. Granted, most people I have seen who have tried to have a break have gone about it all the wrong way. For example, one of my ex’s had a girlfriend when I first met him and we were friends at the time, his girlfriend said they should “take a break” after having been together for a few years. What she meant was “I’m going to ask out a guy I like and if he says no then the break is over.” It hit him really hard because almost immediately after she asked for the break, she demanded that it was over. He said that they really should have a break. In that time he and I dated a bit and his girlfriend got a chance to mature. They ended up getting back together after about a year and her having a chance to grow the hell up. The method was wrong, but in the end things did work out. They are both happier for it, too.

If Jazz really did want to get back with him, but didn’t want to stop him from seeing other people, she could have asked if they could just take a break, and wait till she was ready to have a real relationship. Seeing other people is included in that sort of thing, so to me it makes perfect sense for Jazz to say “We should see other people”. She may not have anyone in mind, or mean to date right now, but she wanted to let him be able to go date other girls if he wanted. She had no intention of holding him back, but she did hope that he would still be into her. It hurts her because there is someone else and she had hoped that he had felt the same for her.

Jazz shouldn’t be holding back her feelings, she should have told him how she really felt, but she didn’t because she truly does want him to be happy. She is very mature, handled it in a very mature way, and hopefully will be able to move on and continue to focus on her future. Who knows Paulo might end up in that future still.

GracefulSerenity January 29, 2013, 12:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #237708

Paulo! You’re doing more harm than good! ;_;
Jazz and Paulo handled this breakup in a mature way though, and I have to give a round of applause for these two. Jasmine deserves a nice, caring boyfriend after this, but let’s hope that the trouble duo will stay as friends after that, I would love to see these two making more pranks and having a good time. ;u;

Furball January 29, 2013, 12:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #237709


Why should the gender make the difference? If a guy dumps a girl, like in this case, he is an *** and if a girl breaks up with a guy then she is an ***. But that is only true if they crush the others heart. I know my 1st relationship ended up with her dumping me for my best friend. Now if Lucy and Jazz are quite good friends then he must DIE!!!!! And I don’t care about any reason otherwise!!

Still I give him the respect for being honest, it will take her long to get over but she didn’t find out the hard way, like 20 days after the break up and 19 days into their relationship, witch would have hurt her more.

I hope Jazz finds some1 who will help her over this…… She has so mature about everything, I just want every1 to be happy and live life with no drama for at liest a month……

All the drama, all the time must be exhausting…. Our drama season has started early this year amongst my friends and I hope the end comes soon because it is hectic! I feel sorry for every1 who has to LIVE with chaos and drama all the time….

I really want to see Mike and Lucy confront each other. When that page comes, Taeshi, I hope you have them all in advance so you can post the whole confrontation at 1s because if you have to make us wait for the pages….. There might be a few mass killings…. Hahaha anyway…. Thanks for the awesome comic!

The G January 29, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #237710

Jazz is so awesome i hope some love rolls round her way. :)

DB January 29, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #237711

this page
is priceless

Gea January 29, 2013, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #237712

I agree with Gea, haha xD <3

LucyDucy January 29, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #237713

Is it just me or does it seem like the only person that lucy should be allowed with is mike?

Pebbles January 29, 2013, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #237714

I don’t understand the hatred towards Paulo. If anything, he did the right thing, instead of lying to her.
I like Jasmine, but she did leave very, very little time for their relationship, which naturally would weaken anyone’s feelings for someone.
She expected a break up, I mean, that’s why she wanted to talk to him in the first place.
Naturally, with how dramatic some of the cast can be, they’re going to blame Paulo, and treat him bad because of this, when honestly, he did the right thing in ending it, before it potentially got serious.
Props to him, shame on everyone for hating him for being better than most people would ever be.

Zan January 29, 2013, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #237715

it hurts watching her cry like that

arekksuotaku January 29, 2013, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #237717

Jazz is good at pretending to be happy…. :(

PK_Thicket January 29, 2013, 7:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #237718

****. That was totally the right way to do it Paulo.

Adrian Fife January 29, 2013, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #237721

I just read all of this… like the entire comic so far, in three days… so good……

Battlecop January 29, 2013, 10:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #237722

@The G

Oh my, see this is the part where I throw in my two sense that you can’t claim people just because you like them. They may suit your friend better, hell your friend may treat her better or she’ll treat him right. Stuff happens.

I know it sucks if a a girl breaks you over your best friend, but if he takes her than he probably isn’t a very good friend anyway.

That being said, if he really liked her, he’d wait a bit while your pride is still hurt.

I feel like the NEVER EVER rule should only apply with siblings, because that gets bad fast. Family relationships sour etc. And you can ditch your ex or your ex best friend, but family is forever.

I_Love_Lucy January 29, 2013, 10:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #237723

@augustusxjazzpls: Now that I think about it again, nothing is set in stone the future can still be changed. Anything is possible for 2 lonely cats ( ;) :O). It would make more sense than JasmineXDavid :|. Just think about it Paulo’s ex-girlfriend going out with his best friend… that has trouble written all over it D:. I would rather have Jasmine go out with a feline that way she could have a happy future, but that is not up to me… I just like making up wild speculation for fun. I just prefer that there is some logic behind it. I don’t think Jasmine has been introduced to Augustus yet. I’m just gonna stop talking to you before you hate me :x.

@Zan: The irrational Paulo hate is the same as the irrational Sandy hate, people just want a reason to hate on a character even if the outcome wasn’t what was intended. Paulo didn’t say “It’s over… I never loved you Jazz” to her face. Just like Sandy never said “Maishul go crush this Lucy girl’s heart” all she did was say that she didn’t like Lucy. That was only because of a lack of information about Lucy, Sandy didn’t feel the same way after she received that text from Lucy.

Oh yeah I almost forgot about David, who has been getting some hate for convincing Paulo to go out with Jasmine in the first place(well technically somebody that was younger, Jasmine fit the description :O). Blame David because he TOTALLY intended for this “Hallway confrontation” to happen :/… David: “It was my master plan. Did ya like it 8-D?” Hating on David is like hating on a puppy… I do not approve :(. Be mad at Mike if he ever tries to send Lucy to a hospital… as a patient ;__;.

@Paulo: It is clear that you love Lucy, but the question is does she love you back?

supertails19 January 29, 2013, 11:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #237783

Am I the only one who wants Jaz X Paulo and uttertly HATES Lucy X Paulo?! D:

StoneHeart January 30, 2013, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #237807

this is it.
i claim first foreseer of jasmine x augustus.
cuz augustus wants daisy and jazzie is as close to daisy as you could get with the current cast
also they’re both black and white and would totally cute together.

Pshyzo January 30, 2013, 10:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #237819

@supertails19 Yeah, I know! :3 I realize nothing is gonna happen for, let’s say, at least 10 chapters? But if they at least meet sometime along the way I’m gonna be really happy. They’re both secundary characters and even now and then we get to see them in the comic, though. Now that Jasmine and Paulo broke up, I really hope we still get to see her. :unsure:

DavidXJasmine is a bit. Um. Weird. They could make good friends, and maybe even partners in crime, but I see no chemistry at all? And all the best friend and ex issue, and let’s not forget about the Flower Girl, David’s true love. #^_^#

And no, don’t stop. I like talking to people. D:

@StoneHeart my favorite ship just sunk, and i never really cared for the others, but. lucy x paulo is something i just cant bring myself to like. ended up disliking quite a bit. :|

@Pshyzo that is basically what i thought, yeah. they both deserve someone in the end, and they could work so well together! (but i may be just blabbering here, who knows? never trust a shipper’s thoughts on hir ship.)
The cuteness is a really nifty bonus.

(it was already claimed, friend 8-))

augustusxjazzpls January 30, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #237833

@augustusxjazzpls: I only mentioned DavidXJasmine because there are some people that actually ship that couple. They would make good friends that I could believe but as a couple that is weird. Jasmine would not be able to handle his level of random 8-D. Also, you’re right David is in love with flower girl(DavidXFlower Girl).

I would like to add that I am okay with any couple as long as it makes sense. If it doesn’t makes sense it makes me go what o_o. Like these 2(Mike and Rachel) you can tell I just picked 2 random people.

supertails19 January 30, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #237849

Let me guess, this was one of those ‘test him to see if he truely loves me’ things right?

SteelWings January 30, 2013, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #237965

How did she get that awful bruise on her palm?

JandeSF February 1, 2013, 3:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #238173


renoku February 3, 2013, 4:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #238718

Dumping somebody, then discovering the somebody feel better you did it because you are not that important for him.

D.Durand February 12, 2013, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #240425

and now my heart is broken in two…..
god damn it how can you write such beautiful masterpieces!!!!

The Wolven King March 7, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #241549

Jazz no *cries with her*

Mastakazam March 22, 2013, 3:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #243184


Rue April 16, 2013, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #243416

No offense…
but the shadow on Jazz’s hand in the first panel was a little… necessary.
Please, no offense…
Just take it as a word of advice. I like the way you do the shadows by just making the colors darker instead of sketching black lines.
Then again, I doubt I could do any better, so you don’t HAVE to listen…
Just a thought…
*I should shut up now*

NoName XD April 18, 2013, 9:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #245269

so sad :(

Idiotic Technology May 8, 2013, 12:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #258353

she was like- 8-D - and then after a few secs she was like- ;_;

Natanael Taveras September 3, 2013, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #260004

Now Jasmine is free for meeeee… :3

Dichotomy September 21, 2013, 9:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #263084

Oh no ;_; Much as I really want to see Paulo and Lucy get together, Jasmine is really cool, I don’t like to see her sad ;_;

Vix October 25, 2013, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #266958

“If you trip while running down a hallway, you’ll get a nosebleed. If you trip in life, you cry.”

Solvek November 21, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #278494

Stop toying with my feelings! First i think, ” oh jazz is totally cool with breaking up” but then im thinking “AAAAAAAAGGH WHY” and proceed to sob into my pillow.

Just a fan April 1, 2014, 10:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #284586


TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 1:51 PM EST.

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