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73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 2/1/13

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Ten Seconds to Midnight — Page 27
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Veronica: funfact this is probably their first kiss because they had a hilariously awkward non-physical relationship HOW ABOUT THAT

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Comment ID #237874

Wow…. just … wow.

Totally didn’t see that coming. Hope he doesn’t second guess himself. True story though, this kind of made me sick to my stomach. I honestly think it was unfair of Jazz to put him in this sort of situation. Hoping this was just a “farewell” kiss and nothing more.

Someone February 1, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #237875

I am second comment! Hear me Roar! But for real though. I did noooot see this coming at all. Curse you Taeshi for being so good at surprises! :D

The slide with David made me laugh way too much. and I love how Daisy and Mike look in this. So happy! And I’m hoping Sue and Amaya standing next to each other for the count down hints at something. ;3

But Paulo. What are you doin’ man. Do you stiiill not have this figured out? I guess you just did it cause you feel bad for Jazz but you gotta get control of your hormones dude. Although Jazz kinda put you in that position so I guess you’re just tryin’ to be nice. But it’s bound to cause more problems!

@Someone I really hope you are Nikita otherwise I’ll just shake my head.

Demetrois February 1, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #237876

I don’t get it. Pity kiss or?

Flavio February 1, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #237877

THE **** PAULO…. THE ****?!?
Of course this will either lead to apologies and getting back together, or confusion on Paulo’s part and him not telling whoever he likes (totally Lucy but ya never know) how he feels…
So much can happen…

Order_66 February 1, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237878

Oh snap.

You. February 1, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237879

Kiss just because lol >3>

Kris February 1, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237880

Awww, Paulo you muffin :)

UltimateZ February 1, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237881

What..? Honestly my brain just exploded. Paulo… This means you’ll hurt jasmine more if I’m sure…dumb move, sir. Not unless its a goodbye kiss?! Also Not to mention Tess may be a bit confused after their talk earlier. Christ what’s going happen now I’m on the edge of my desk chair!

Todd February 1, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237882

C-C-Combo Breaker!!

Chill-out February 1, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237883

Such an adorable moment.

patricky5 February 1, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237884

Whelp, so much for no-drama Jasmine. *sigh* There’s hope for her, but oh so little

none February 1, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #237885

Did Amaya say something?

Auztria February 1, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #237886

Next page is Lucy laying on the pavement in a puddle of blood.
Sersiously though… surprised they even kissed after what just happened. Doesn’t really make sense to me.

Fenfir February 1, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #237887

Wtf? What just happened to their mutual break-up? I grids that’s down the drain.

Grant February 1, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #237888


Ace February 1, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237889

Well actualy i did saw that coming , that makes paolos actions feel kind of confusing thou.
what he did was cruel but i know he has aheart -shrug-
i wonder if now we will shift to the other scene

DrackeStalenTorgen February 1, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237890

Aw she didn’t make it to 12. What a little not so noticeable thing that adds so much. AND WHY ARE THEY KISSING.

Battlecop February 1, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237891

Wat ^• w•^

Stevum February 1, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237892


Mental Bluescreen activate!

Because I literally felt like 4 or 5 emotions explode in me all at once in one fleeting moment and I have no idea how to react to it.

Is this how people feel for every other page?

That’s never happened before.

Skygaze February 1, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #237893

No comment.No comment at all.

Why you askin? February 1, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #237894


Maybe its just a one time thing, or maybe they’ll say screw it and give a relationship another shot. I doubt it, but who knows! Honestly I’m hoping its just one of those friend-smooches. They work better as partners in crime, not an actual couple.

Jinx. February 1, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #237895

Awwww Great way to end the year. It looks more like a farewell kiss then anything so don’t go crazy everyone. Least now Paulo and Jasmine can be content with the break up. A new year, New beginnings.

I’m still curious how no body has yet to realize Lucy’s absence. But the realization will soon surface on both that and the event that occurred between Mike and Lucy. It’s inevitable.

Blaze33405 February 1, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #237896


Same reaction/thoughts here…

mint February 1, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #237897

But we’ll still get some PauloXLucy action later…. Right? :unsure:

Jupi February 1, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #237898

Paulo you just broke up with the girl,
Kissing her will only hurt her and you.
Get your feelings figured out.
If you’re planning on telling Lucy your feelings I doubt she would be too happy if she found out that on the same night you kissed jasmine.
Not the smartest move Paulo.

Rioo February 1, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #237899

Great, now I’m going to cut my wrists.

Sabre February 1, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #237900

OH COME ON! That’s just teasing!! You cant break up my favorite ship, THEN go and have them kiss like I’ve been hoping and waiting for ever since said ship set sail! (Technically you can do whatever you want, it’s your comic) BUT COME ON!! ;_; ARRRG ! I am so annoyed about the sinking of the pauloxjasmine ship that this just hurts. A lot Mad Lucy

Frodomann1 February 1, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #237901

what in the the name of gods green earth is this? Paulo and Jazzie kissing? didnt thay just break up like last friday? so confused. :question:

foolishprototype001 February 1, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #237902

uh, friends don’t smooch. NO PAULO

Mari February 1, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #237903

what the ****ing ****?

zandramus February 1, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #237904

Looks like the two in panel 3 are wondering where Lucy went as well. Maybe they know something we don’t?

Zorak February 1, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #237905


Lumi February 1, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #237906


Looks like Jasmine initiated the kiss to me, not Paulo. Seems like he just felt bad and kissed her out of pity and obligated. I agree he shouldn’t have done it, but Jasmine isn’t really giving him a lot of choices with that sad look of hers. The poor guy feels bad for doing absolutely nothing wrong. (Breaking up with her; not kissing her.)

Flavio February 1, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #237907

I… I am so frustrated now on the behalf of Jasmine and quite surprised, too. I really didn’t see that coming, haha. I hope Paulo can figure out what he wants, because this is quite confusing.
Also, if it really is their first kiss, then it’s a cute place and time to remember. Oh dear.

Strawberryblossom February 1, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #237908

They… They kissed? MY SHIP! IT CAN STILL BE ALIVE!

Barty Malin February 1, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #237909

Awwwww they gonna **** straight up yo.

Anyone February 1, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #237910


Pepe Le Pew February 1, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #237911

Looks like Molly just couldn’t handle staying up until midnight. Is Jessica the only one wondering where Lucy is right now? David with a lamp shade on his head… OH YOU PARTY ANIMAL 8-D.

supertails19 February 1, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #237912

Paulo you may have just been dumped by her in the past 5 min but everyone deserves a new years kiss so good job. I would like to see the fireworks from where lucy is now tae 😉 she has the second best seat possible it is just missing paulo.

DinR February 1, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #237913

Well, there goes my ShadAmy, I mean PauloXLucy 8-D, dreams for 2013, or whatever year they’re still in XD. Anyways, yeah Jazzy why did you have to mess it up :nope:? I mean I know Paulo was sort of your first love and all but he needs to NOT be confused this year, not even for his sake, cause Paulo usually brushes stuff off pretty easily, but because Lucy needs him right now! Like A LOT. Anyways, let’s see if Agustus or hell even Zach D: from Acapulco appears to save the day. Zach DID say he would be there whenever she needed him, even if it was the most unlikely thing ever. SO let’s see if when someone notices, we get to see our favorite case of mistaken-pedoidentity! :P

SEGAMAN10 February 1, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #237914

Is this gonna be one of those “maybe it can still work out” “to be continued” or a “farewell” kiss? Kind of a jerk move Jasmine, he just told you he’s in love with someone else.

Telta February 1, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #237915

Wat teh ***? :| So much confusion. It’s like Switzerland all over again…

lolwut February 1, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #237916

seeing them both blushing like that leads me to believe this isn’t just a ‘goodbye’ kiss…

mint February 1, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #237917

Dawwwwww! This is so cute I won’t even make a “and then they banged” comment. I will, however, make the comment that I thought Lucy might jump when the countdown reached 1. This is much preferable.

Random Internet Loser February 1, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #237918

Um.. there are a lot of friends and ex who kiss at New Year’s..
Sure, they just broke up, but I think this was more of a “Thank you and good luck with everything” kind of kiss. Like a last good-bye, as a couple. They spent the year together, let’s end the year together as well. Tomorrow will be the future.

Also, stop bashing at Paulo when it was Jasmine who wanted the kiss. Paulo just replied to it. What, would it make you feel better if he had pushed her away?

Yumikarp February 1, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #237919


Lolly February 1, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #237920

This whole storyline has been so magnificently executed.

MykelTDT February 1, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #237921

Jeeze guys you think ships are sinking and coming back like every 2 seconds. It seems anything is possible as of now. Also, what kinda friends do you guys have that you kiss? Cause I want in..

Demetrois February 1, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #237922

Also, I know satisfying endings are impossible but the only good one I can think of is Lucy offing herself. Don’t get me wrong, I love that cat, but it’s more real.

Telta February 1, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #237923

Jasmine that was kind of a dick move, even if it was a New Years/Goodbye kiss. I love her dearly but seriously I feel bad because Paulo probably felt forced. He doesn’t exactly know how to say no to girls sometimes.

Also lampshade David is the best.

DannyAzazel February 1, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #237924

Breakup kiss, almost as good as breakup sex.

Stoker February 1, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #237925

Taeshi, you made me cry ;_; That’s so beautiful

theunwiseman February 1, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #237926

OK… Paulo.. did you REALLY need a new years kiss that badly?

I actually do have to feel sorry for them though, I mean, that’s kinda one of the first intimate moments they’ve really shared.. sucks that its their last… OR IS IT.. tune in next Monday to see!

(Yeah probably is. That’s a shame they were so cute together.)

Tom-the-Foxey February 1, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #237927

Good way to end the year there.

Anon-Anon February 1, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #237928

Now David’s got the bright idea

ExtremeFaceLaugh February 1, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #237929

DECISION MAKING…not your strong point.

Yxela007 February 1, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #237930

And that right there is why the comic is called BITTERSWEET Candy Bowl. I’ve been in that same situation. It sucked because I still had feelings for the guy after he broke up with me. The kiss broke my heart all over again, but I got over it. As for everyone yelling at Paulo as if he started it; read the page again, obviously Jasmine instigates the kiss. They’ll move on and hopefully can remain friends afterward.

Jade February 1, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #237931

just looking at that made me want to cry D:
having her do that to him isnt something a girl should do right after a break up.
not only does it scream “I NEED YOU” it also send the message that “idgaf if you like someone else you’re still mine” :/
gah! this is gettting way too crazy :o :unsure:

Madi_mew101 February 1, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #237932

Maybe its to make up for the lack of kissing in the relationship? Maybe its a “Well, why not, we never did that anyway. Just for the sake of making this our last memory together” type of deal, and Paulo is going with it because maybe he feels like he owes it to Jaz. I just hope this doesn’t bite them in the butt some- WAIT. What am I saying? This is BBC, therefore there’s always a chance for almost everything of anything to happen. Specially Drama/Angst. Well, I’m just shut up and read, then. Anyone got any BBQ chips to pass along in the meantime? Sweet and Sour chips?

Subaru February 1, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #237933

The fuq did I just read?

Waldo February 1, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #237934

What if this is Jasmine’s first kiss?

What if her first kiss… is a kiss goodbye? :(

Rainy February 1, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #237935

Two things, everyone:

First: it’s something of a New Years’ tradition to smooch someone when the year changes.

Second: it’s fairly obvious from their facial expressions that this is a “goodbye” kiss; nothing more.

Don’t read too much into it all. Chill.

Chronos February 1, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #237936

Jesus. This is my favorite BCB page ever, and not even my OTP. Love it.

Purin February 1, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #237937

Whats the big deal? I kiss my friends (That are girls) sometimes 8-)

Stridon95 February 1, 2013, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #237938

This would be a perfect time for Augustus and Lucy to walk in holding hands :smirk:. Well i’m glad to know you didn’t waste your first kiss on a stranger Jasmine, you actually had it with somebody you knew and cared about 8-). Also, congrats you proved once again that you are the master of surprises Jasmine ( :O). Tess why are you so fun to be around XD?
*Looks closely at David again* … David has the power of a lamp now. He can glow… David will use his powers to light the way.

supertails19 February 1, 2013, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #237939

Well that was unexpected. Still, it’s not unheard of. I think it’s just a goodbye kiss more than anything, but we’ll see. I think that it’s always nice to have someone to spend the new year with, even if you did just break up with them. At least Jasmine isn’t subjecting Paulo to how heartbroken she is, I mean it’s hard enough to break up with a girl that you have nothing against, but it’s even harder when they try to guilt trip you into staying with them. Especially considering they haven’t exactly had the most affectionate relationship. Luckily I’ve never had it happen to me, but I do know people who have. I commend Jasmine for taking it well, and Paulo for being straight up with her about his feelings and I think they’ll still be good friends after the dust settles.

Legion February 1, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #237940

oooooh um , ??? @w@ ok wow jazz that better just be a goodbye kiss

jellies February 1, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237941

Since so many of the characters are concerned about Lucy, why haven’t anyone called her house, or visited her to check up on her (except Paulo and that one time Jordan decided to **** up)?

It’s like they only feel concerned about her, so they can think of themselves as good persons, and as such feel good about themselves.

Either there’s a massive plot hole there, or the other’s are huge arses

Nickle February 1, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237942

Aaand then Lucy comes in and sees the kiss. Cue the incoming angst!

Anon February 1, 2013, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #237943

-Brain matter shoots out the back of my head-






-Has nothing more sensible to comment, slinks into the shadows, gibberish-

Yaschiri February 1, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237944

@Skygaze: Now you know why I love this comic. It makes me feel multiple emotions the same could not be said for school :/.

@Rioo: Paulo needs to learn that actions have consequences… but then again so do most teenagers suffering from something called hormones ;).

@Sabre: Please don’t do that, it sounds like a good idea at first but you will only increase your suffering and make the people around you worry. Don’t do something painful to yourself no matter what the reason is :(.

supertails19 February 1, 2013, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #237945

Blargh… just blargh…
You are an expert at manipulating emotions.

xom February 1, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #237946

I think this page might’ve confused some people.

Still the kiss is adorable

GentlemanNemesis February 1, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #237947


Haha February 1, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #237948

wait what?

wr3h February 1, 2013, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #237949

@DinR: Uhh, how upset would you be if I said that Lucy is with Augustus right now?

@SEGAMAN10: I think Shadow is more like Augustus because they are both bad boys and considered anti-heroes. Hmm, Zachary showing up does seem very unlikely but he did make her a promise so who knows. Paulo is in the process of kissing another girl, I’ll give him a few more days to get his emotions in check :/.

Augustus seems most likely to help Lucy because I think his methods are working to bring Lucy back. Augustus is giving Lucy the space she wants, the freedom to make her own decisions, and he is currently at a distance where he could give Lucy some assistance if she asks for it.

Here is what he is not telling her: get better now or I will leave you forever, let me make things all better for you, or since you are not getting better we will force you to do something against your will.

Instead of forcing what he wants onto her, he is just letting he handle things on her own. Is this method dangerous? Definitely if you consider the location that is all happening on, but how do you think Lucy would react to somebody trying to take her someplace else and saying that she HAD to go with them?

@Yumikarp: Thank you for seeing some reason. It is appreciated :). Pay attention to what this person said. Just read Yumikarp’s comment before you say “what the ….” again, there is a reason that makes sense.

supertails19 February 1, 2013, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #237950

It’s all clear:

Jasmine still wants Paulo’s babies.

Waldo February 1, 2013, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #237951

And to think I thought there wouldn’t be drama.

Moreover, to think I thought no drama would be caused by Jasmine.

Oh jeez. High-schoolers.

Ozma February 1, 2013, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #237952

*sprays them with water like the bad kitties they are*

HaruBells February 1, 2013, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #237953

Such a torn young soul, shame really.

Brother_Arterus February 1, 2013, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #237954

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa,……. Whoa,……. Whoa,…..WHAT?

jmcy3 February 1, 2013, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #237955

@Yxela007: When has decision making ever been Paulo’s strong suit? Whenever he is around David it is like the good decision making part of his brain goes on vacation. It could have been worse though, he could of said “sorry but I don’t like you like that see ya” but at least he chose to be kind to Jasmine one last time. Who knows maybe they could still be friends.

@HaruBells: 2 exes can’t have a farewell kiss. What madness is this? Okay seriously since when has it been wrong to have a New Years kiss with somebody close that you like a lot and happens to be a very close friend?

supertails19 February 1, 2013, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #237956

While everyone else is all-ZOMG Paulo and Jazz what are you doing?? I’m hear going, oh Jessica, you were hoping Lucy would be your midnight kiss weren’t you ;)

Sammy February 1, 2013, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #237957

You guys realy expected them to brake up without a one goodbye kiss

lov/hate/hurt February 1, 2013, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #237958

Tamaya said “10!” …
i love molly’s sleeping face :) she lost her bet

Hell In my Clouds February 1, 2013, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #237959

O.o What!?
Okay, those two need to make up their minds already. Break-up or don’t.

What if Lucy walked in all of a sudden and saw them kissing?
What would you do then Paulo? Huh???

(I really think Jasmine just kissed Paulo ‘cause she regrets breaking up with him.)

Lime Cake February 1, 2013, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #237960

Oh,almost forgot the song for tonight witch is (heartbrake warfare) by john mayer try it

lov/hate/hurt February 1, 2013, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #237961

bahahaha wasn’t expecting that.

Nice one ;)

Antonie February 1, 2013, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #237962

I’m glad for them that they kissed. Get some of those feelings they’ve been bottling up out in the field between them. It’s the weirdest thing when you like someone and that someone likes you and you both know it, but no one wants to make the first move. Then all those good feelings you’ve been cultivating just kind of implode and it gets…kind of bad.
I don’t see Jazz and Paulo kissing as anything serious, and it’s more of an “aww” moment to me. It’s that moment when those feelings they want to express, but for whatever reason of human inhibition they prevent, have the connection they need to complete a circuit. It doesn’t mean they’re going to settle down or anything, nothing dramatic like that at all after one simple kiss, but it might make it easier to nurse the wounds and move on.
It’s kind of a, “I didn’t get to have him/her, but at least I had that one moment with him/her” thing.
In addition, the social constructs of courtship and proper etiquette aside, sometimes all a person needs is a simple kiss or a hug. It doesn’t mean you’re going to get married or whatever the hell else you might think it means; it’s just a display of affection. Easy come, easy go.

Blank On Purpose February 1, 2013, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #237963

Damn, Taeshi! That was sweet!

Cavara February 1, 2013, 3:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #237964

So I’m assuming this is not just their first kiss but her first kiss? That’s kind of a bummer for her to remember when she is older

Mego February 1, 2013, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #237966

Avast! Set sails!The ship rises again! :)

Zero February 1, 2013, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #237967

Hi! I’m new here and just caught up. I love the comic so far, it’s awesome! I hope I can give out insightful comments like you guys instead of sounding hella stupid. (^____^)
Nice to meet ya guys!

Curious CandyBowl Fan February 1, 2013, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #237968

And here I thought David wasnt a bright kid

Also I know where this is going

The Ground February 1, 2013, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #237969

Jazz is emotionally vulnerable. I hope she doesn’t take this a step further. No, Paulo, no!

Nalem February 1, 2013, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #237970

Oh yeah, I realised they have not kissed (at least on screen) once during the time they were together.

Nice to see them get one kiss in before Paulo moves on to the girl he really wants……..why do I keep feeling its gonna be harder then it sounds?

And David is once again being….David, seriously what dose go on it that head of hi—no you know what I don’t wanna know XD

DeathofInk February 1, 2013, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #237971

Boy is this fanbase immature or what? It’s just a goodbye kiss, and it’s a goddamn new year. He’s a single at this point so why does it matter? Oh yeah, now I remember, bunch of people decided that “HE BELONGS TO POOH LUCY, HURRR DEE DURR”. Seriously I would like to see Paulo changing his mind before this chapter ends. Not because of ships, not because of plot. I just want to watch the world burn.

Commander_Zero February 1, 2013, 4:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #237972

-on a side note, I really love this page-

Knuc February 1, 2013, 4:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237973

their first kiss, AFTER they break up?


also, were there not rules about commenting about your place in the comments? yet i continue to see people do so, with no punishment. :/

i also recall seeing nikita being given exception to some rules a page or two back… why, does he/she provide… “services”… for that perk? :smirk:

anyway, back to the comic… paulo sucks and deserves to burn in hellfire, hopefully jasmine will pick a guy who ISN’T a cheating ******* who is scared of a barking sound which causes him to let his friends get raped, next time.

life’s a bitch, had a lot to get off my chest with my return.

Thanatos February 1, 2013, 5:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237975

simply, this is their site and they do what they want. it’s not like a democracy, really.
(this isn’t a critique. just informing Thanatos)

you’re still brain-less, I see.
lolol, not replying again.

boh... February 1, 2013, 5:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #237976

So her very first kiss was her first kiss goodbye?

Welp I’ve got that song stuck in my head now

Bluh February 1, 2013, 5:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #237977

Why don’t you people just GET comics??? FEEL THEIR EXPRESSIONS

aim February 1, 2013, 5:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #237978

The PauloxJazz ship has s…….oh look! A lifeboat!

Guessing February 1, 2013, 5:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #237979

I’m guessing this is Paulo and Jazz’s last kiss before they really move on?

A.T. February 1, 2013, 5:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #237980

There are going to be some really painful memoriries for Jazz later because of that kiss. Because she didn’t really want to have to move on. Because she still loves him.

Emy February 1, 2013, 5:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #237981

nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh jazz and paulo are adorable :love:

musling February 1, 2013, 6:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237982


lazydayArtist February 1, 2013, 6:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #237983

As much as I feel bad for Jasmine…. I really think she just has to stop, she DID say it was fine for Paulo to persuade the ‘girl’ and did break up with him HE’S GONNA BE LUCY’S MAN, STOP IT

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy February 1, 2013, 6:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #237984

it seems ironically Jasmine is now ready for a boyfriend

(insert compulsory comment about Lucy’s absence here)

Cyph February 1, 2013, 6:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #237985

Hell i knew there was a kiss coming but not from them!

Guess she wanted a goodbye kiss?

Follarch February 1, 2013, 6:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #237986

Oh man, what are you doing :question:

BcBfan174 February 1, 2013, 6:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #237987


That’s some awfully harsh judgement you’re laying down on what amounts to a teenage kid with a Phobic-level fear.

He’s trying to figure life out, just like everyone else. I actually think he is one of the more stable, if sometimes misguided (lookin at you, David), personalities here. He cuts straight to the source of the matter, rather than dancing around the subject, and his heart’s in the right place.

It seems to me that the way in which this kiss came about leaves the two of them with zero delusions as to what is going to happen in the future. They’re breaking up, but through this kiss they can move on without thinking that they held back from one another. As someone mentioned, they finally had an intimate moment, now, when nothing was on the line.

Doesn’t seem like something worth damning him to helfire for, especially since it seemed so… mutual.

Random Phrases February 1, 2013, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #237988


It better be a farewell kiss…

NintendoSegaSonyGuy February 1, 2013, 7:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #237989

Wut r u doin taeshi?

Zany February 1, 2013, 7:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #237990

Woooo! Jazz and Paulo!

nobody42 February 1, 2013, 7:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #237991

okey dude… this sucks!!!! This is so troublesome!!! That’s NOT right… they just broke up… this is so not good… really not good… nooooooooo Paulo!!!! :’( why do you get yourself is such wierd situations?!!!! D:

I aa…. I don’t know I just don’t like this I don’t!!! I really really don’t!!! Bad way to start the year!!!! Furious Abbey

Vainilla February 1, 2013, 7:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #237994

probably just a goodbye kiss calm all your horses down they needn’t leave the stables yet

isabelle February 1, 2013, 8:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #237995

8-) WOOT! I didn’t see that coming! I guess the complicated relationships is what makes these comics so good! I can’t stop reading them! :O

Pebbles February 1, 2013, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #237996


oo February 1, 2013, 8:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #237998


I am not. I just happened to check the comic around 12:12 last night and when I went to post a comment, realized that it must have just been posted and took my opportunity to get “first” like so many scramble to achieve without really trying.

Was nice. Doubt it’ll ever happen again, and I’m completely fine with that.

Someone February 1, 2013, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #237999

What a lovely page! Also, seems like Jess is the only one that is missing Lucy. Oh well. It’s great to see how happy Mikie is! Also Abbey and Daisy, I hope this ship never ever sink.

@Frodomann1 I feel yer pain, bro. I feel it. ._.

@Subaru and @Chronos I was gonna write an essay about the last panel but you guys already said all that needs to be said, so I’m just gonna make your words mine. Thanks. ;)

@Commander_Zero *stands and claps* Best comment on this page so far. 8-)

@Taeshi once again, you surprise me with unexpected situations. you are an amazing artist and writer and should be proud. :D

augustusxjazzpls February 1, 2013, 8:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #238000

Lol, got too into that. I can’t wait to see what happens next ;W;~

JenKara February 1, 2013, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #238001

You guys are forgetting that Paulo intended to kiss her anyways on new years. Yes he loves Lucy more but he still had feelings for jazz as well.

yeah February 1, 2013, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #238002

All the couples are together, Jessica and Rachel, Abby and Daisy, Paulo and Jasmine, Mike and his Phone, and David and the nearest inanimate object!

Huh? February 1, 2013, 9:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #238003

Well, now. What next?
Seriously, if I read this comic at the start of my day, my mood for the day is set depending on the comic. When it looked like Lucy was going to jump, I had a stressful day, just as if I was looking at somebody who was about to jump in real life. these characters seem so real to me and I feel like I really am connected to these characters.

PastaCatz February 1, 2013, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #238004

I don’t see why people are calling out on Paulo for making a bad move. It would’ve been a much worse move if he pushed Jasmine away (in front of everybody, mind you). This is just a kiss to end their relationship and what might have been.

This is probably THE best breakup they could have had.

Odot February 1, 2013, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #238005

And the new year arrives…. Tess might want to lay off the wine. I see disappointment on Jessica’s face, bummer for her. David the party animal, hilarious, And it would seem that the new year kiss had a deep meaning. Now, I’m looking forward for the next few pages next week and I wonder what the finale of this chapter will be.

Keyblade Dragon February 1, 2013, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #238006

Well… That was a mutual kiss! Let’s be real here, people. Just because he has feelings for “someone else” doesn’t mean that he didn’t have any attraction or feelings for Jasmine. This was a sweet, tender moment shared between people who do actually care about each other, and I see nothing wrong with it. :)

LoneWulf February 1, 2013, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #238008

it was only a farewell kiss, geez
Jasmine isn’t the type to stir up ****, and she understood about how Paulo felt even if she got upset. She deserved something to remember their relationship by- especially since Paulo loved someone else (Lucy~~~)

BlueMist February 1, 2013, 10:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #238009

Things i learned from this page:
Tess’ aura is pink, Molly continues to be adorable, Paulo and Jazz’s relationship is about to become more complicated, and in case of emergency David’s head can be used in place of a light bulb.
I’d say that’s a good start to the new year.

Alfador February 1, 2013, 10:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #238010

Well, a farewell kiss, I guess… I can understand Jasmine doing that. She really LIKED him, you know. I think she did this so she could settle down thinking “we finally consumated this relationship” and to think it wasn’t lacking anything. I dunno, this could be me reading too much into it.

Cynthia February 1, 2013, 10:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #238011

Huh. One last kiss before moving on. Didn’t see that coming. :O

Only one more week’s worth of pages left. I wonder how Tae will cap this off. And what the ****’s going on with Lucy?

TheX400096 February 1, 2013, 10:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #238012


Gea February 1, 2013, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #238013

I hope Jasmine doesn’t go any further…
Paulo’s already going to be given hell by lucy when she finds out… :/
@LoneWulf I do hope you’re right

Sambo February 1, 2013, 10:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #238014

Probably a goodbye kiss, or an “I’m sorry. Let’s get back together and pretended that see other people thing never happened” moment. 8-D

Unnana Toriki February 1, 2013, 10:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #238015

HEY reminds me of just how my ex and I made out two weeks after we broke up and she told me she was in love with her ex. I feel like Paulo’s expression in the 2nd/3rd to last panels mimic her expression perfectly, despite the fact that she was the one to initiate the kiss.

Yeah. Last few pages are really hitting home for me.

Saber February 1, 2013, 11:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #238016


Rylan February 1, 2013, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #238017

I see it as—they’re still stuck in a ‘romantic’ kind of situation (it’s New Year’s, people are spontaneous, plus this is probably what’s expected of them since nobody knows they broke up) and they obviously still have some level of attraction so it just kinda happened… odds are this will make the breakup more messy (been there) but it was inevitable :(

ket February 1, 2013, 11:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #238018

“Your very first kiss was your first kiss goodbye”

BAM! Bon Jovi moment!

MissShellGiraffe February 1, 2013, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #238019

Poor Jessica. She was hoping Lucy would be there to kiss. :( I feel bad see how disappointed she is.

Paulo, you can’t have the cake AND ice cream. You’ll get a tummy ache.
Like other posters, I hope this is more of a “goodbye” kiss than anything. I don’t know, though… :\

Neveko February 1, 2013, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #238020

This comic has ruined me. :( I’ve read it in its entirety these last couple days.. I used to be a maaaaaan. But these kids their so horrible to each other and hilarious at the same times x_x promise me everything’ll work out for the better! And not just for Paulo and jazz, Lucy. But for all those little hormonal freaks!

Bhazo February 1, 2013, 12:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #238021

Mike has a girlfriend, and Lucy tell him she loves him and expects him to return her feelings
“Oh my god Mike you idiot!” “Lucy you can do so much better” etc etc
Paulo tells Jazz he loves somebody else, and Jazz lets him go, but has one last kiss on new years eve.
“Oh my god, dick move Jasmine!” “Thats unfair of her”
I guess morality is only an issue if Lucy isn’t involved…
I also think judging by her actions, Jazz is far more deserving of Paulo, in comparison to Lucy - Just sayin’

Billabong Kong February 1, 2013, 12:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #238022

Lucy’s kissing Augustus at the ball drop. I’m calling it.

twalker500 February 1, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #238023

D’aww Molly =3

chickencow February 1, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #238024


Redsilence February 1, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #238025

And then they banged. Paulo and Jasmine that is. Who knows but it would be interesting that in this moment they actually do something like that afterward. All the other small panels are nice and I’m sure Augustus and Lucy are quite busy for their own time of spending new years. Maybe she’ll be hanging with him after this arc?

tsdr February 1, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #238026


So shes going to give herself to him just to save him from who ever he lives. Give herself.

Honestly thought she was better then that.

Sahchan February 1, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #238027

OK just WHO **** ARE YOU! This is not funny -_-

Nikita I am going to kill you if that is you!


Someone February 1, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #238028

Wow! Paulo Hater SUCK IT!
See they are still friends! So all you people saying that Paulo has no room to talk to Mike about relationship! THEY ARE NOTHING A LIKE And neither were their “break ups”.

Lucy now walks in… DRAMA just hit the fan XD

3 More pages left…

So you all know the comment above me is the only comment on here by “Someone” who is actually me and not some name stealing *** hole!

Btw like my new name?

147 Comments O.o I kind of see why lol

@I_Love_Lucy where are you? I want to know your opinion on this.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 1, 2013, 2:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #238029

Guess it’s sort of a good-bye-kiss ._.

Awww, Molly lost the bet :3

Laufente February 1, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #238030

what the potato Paulo WHAT THE POTATO

WHA-A-AAAT February 1, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #238031

Augustus no, Lucy must be with everyone but Augustus ç_ç Please oh please please buhuuuu

Nouio February 1, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #238032

No… effing… way. I SO did not expect a breakup kiss for Paulo and Jasmine… and now Lucy will walk in and see them kissing… which will make it kinda hard for Paulo to confess to her… which will probably lead to a huge argument between Paulo and Lucy… which will make Lucy go home in tears… which will make the AugustusxLucy ship a thousand times more likely.

Drama is truly your forte, Taeshi.

Deutschophile February 1, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #238033

“…’Ay, what just happened?”

not_used February 1, 2013, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #238034

@TheRealSomeone - Sorry I didn’t roll through pages of old comments to try and see if I took a name that you technically have no claim on, thus resulting in a nobody referring to me as an ***hole. Stay salty.

Someone February 1, 2013, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #238036

This may be a repost, but anyone else notice Amaya saying 9?

Atom February 1, 2013, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #238037

oh dear paulo what are you doing you idiot?

bluhbluh February 1, 2013, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #238038

I’m pretty sure this kiss is just one last hurrah before they go their own ways. I don’t know why everyone is freaking the hell out. :/

TheEsquire February 1, 2013, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #238039

One last moment, spent in each other’s arms. For as much time as they’ve spent separated, this was a good way to end it together. Way to go out with a bang. I hope. Paulo, if you screw up now, I swear to God I’ll eat you.

Insanity_Prevails February 1, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #238040

Why why why why :question:

Banana February 1, 2013, 6:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #238042

As much as I’d like to believe this is a goodbye kiss, I really can’t. There is too much pain here. They just broke up, and Jasmine feels awful so she went to who she usually does for comfort, probably out of habit and not maliciousness, with a little ‘maybe this will let me keep him’ on her mind. Paulo was seemingly fine on the outside, but likely had some doubt as to how she’d deal with it. Seeing her upset and longing is so conflicting that he’d rather just kiss her than reject her again, as well as possibly looking for a Lucy substitute since her absence from this party only stresses her seeming unavailability. The two of those reactions, if they are really what’s driving this kiss, will only keep them in a vicious loop if they don’t address it. After all, no one saw them break up, so they can claim it didn’t happen, and then their continuing relationship will just be a pile of hurt, guilt, and need.

Taeshi! I am in love with this page, in that it made my insides squirm with emotion. Thank you for bringing in the BCB new year with such meaningful drama! It’s been a pleasure reading these last few years, and I’m certain it will continue to be so until its end.

Hazel February 1, 2013, 6:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #238043

Obviously this is all because of Mikie.
If he wasn’t the root of all angst, Paulo wouldn’t have made fun of him, Mikie wouldn’t have gotten angry, Paulo wouldn’t have gotten angry, and the conversation wouldn’t have derailed into an off-screen competition to see who could make the most drama

Tcj333 February 1, 2013, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #238044

@ Someone
It’s not me, I swear.
@ Someone (2)
Oh, it appears the problem has resolved itself.

Nikita February 1, 2013, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #238045

insert ammo to be used at a latter date. bad idea bro.. BAD IDEA. people remember these kind of things.

A Fan February 1, 2013, 6:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #238046

Because everybody knows breakups end with kisses. XD Eh, it’s a bit of a refreshing twist, actually, if not a confusing one. I find myself wondering exactly why they decided to make the bond even harder to break by kissing in the middle of their breakup. Now Paulo is probably going to wonder about his true desires and who he really wants to be with. XD

I'll Eat Yourself February 1, 2013, 7:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #238053

How sweet 8-D

Shadow February 1, 2013, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #238054

Oh Paulo, I really hope this doesn’t come back to bite him in the ***. As much as I :love: PauloxLucy, PauloxJazzy… or PauloxAnybody… I feel PauloxJazzy is extremely cute, and I doubt many people want to see her hurt by what just happened here. Welp. Lets see how this ends, I hope its a happy end for all three of them… somehow.

melancholia February 1, 2013, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #238055

I’m betting the next page will have Lucy arriving or something and having seen Paulo and Jasmine and will say something then Paulo won’t be able to confess.

Silver February 1, 2013, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #238057

Ehh I’ve kissed tons of people, it doesn’t always mean anything. Sometimes you just don’t feel like pushing a cute face away. It’s harmless.

Beside, Jazz knows it’s over, and it’s tradition to kiss when the ball drops.

And if she doesn’t get that it’s over I’d be disappointed because she broke up with him.

I_Love_Lucy February 1, 2013, 9:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #238060

People calm down,
I believe Jazz kissed Paulo for a reason.

Think about it, they probably don’t want their friends asking questions right now. I mean wouldn’t you start asking questions if two of your friend’s whom were dating started acting distant with each other, especially on New Years?

They probably just kissed to keep their friends from worrying or asking questions.

(Ex: “Is something wrong?”, “Hey you and Jazz have been acting distant tonight, what’s up with that?”)

I personally think it was a good way to keep a drama bomb from suddenly raining on everyone’s parade. Yeah, they’ll tell their friends later, but at a party? Especially after all the drama that has come and gone, involving Paulo and his girl problems? Haha…I don’t think so.

Man…if the girls got wind of their breakup at that party they would surround him faster than a gang of kids trying to break a pinata. :/

Riiah February 1, 2013, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #238065

I awwwed at this moment. I think this is Jazz’s way of saying why she was going to break up and see what Paulo’s really thinking

Zero Enna February 1, 2013, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #238074

what? …what!? ………………WHAT? Furious Abbey

Giodude February 1, 2013, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #238085

Everytime Paulo breaks up with a girl. Everytime!

DarthStar February 1, 2013, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #238090

Well, it’s just a New Year’s Kiss. I’m not sure it has to mean anything. Based on what I’ve heard various people say.

Let’s just consider it a goodbye.

DiDi February 1, 2013, 11:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #238093

What. The. Heck.

Smfh -___- February 1, 2013, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #238097

@Sabre You really shouldn’t joke about that. Unless you were being serious, in which case I’m sorry about my last statement. But if you were serious you should really seek help (and I mean that in a friendly way).

Ember February 1, 2013, 11:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #238098

Is anyone else wondering why Jess and Rachel are all sad? :question:
Also Amaya looks friggen adorable :D

Ember February 2, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238100

Because the expected person, presumably Lucy, has not shown up.

not_used February 2, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #238109

NOOOOOO!!! I finally caught up to the comic!!
@Ember It’s ‘cause they have no one to kiss. But then again, a lot of people don’t.

Sarathewise February 2, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #238110

omg I can’t get over Jessica looking so sad and forlorn bc Lucy isn’t there, watch out PauloxLucy, your otp has a close rival woowoah

OsoDeClare February 2, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #238111

Awkward situation. Jazmine and Paulo should definitely not be kissing after just breaking up. So Paulo is clueless as to Jazz’s true emotions, but this will only make things a billion times more awkward and hard on her…

AnayuWolf February 2, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #238112

@Billabong Kong: Morality has nothing to do with it people just want to see their BCB couples to come true :D. Anything that get’s in their way is hated immediately. Sandy, Abbey, and even David are all victims of undeserved rage. Also, Paulo can’t help that he has a crush on Lucy. Jasmine did not stand a chance against her, even when Lucy is not around.

@tsdr: Paulo better not try going that far with Jasmine… it just won’t end well for anybody :(. About Augustus and Lucy: Lucy is probably doing some more soul searching and Augustus is waiting for her to finish. Maybe if he sticks around long enough he will earn the title of “best friend” because we all know that spot needs to be filled. I can see them hanging out as friends, but that’s about it for now. Only time will tell.

@Nouio: Lucy could choose whoever she feels like choosing. Lucy is stuck between a guy she is in love with and a guy she is attracted to. When she realized she couldn’t trust either of them, she turned towards somebody who made no attempts to become her boyfriend. Lucy wants and needs a friend right now that she could trust and doesn’t try to make decisions for her. It helps that Augustus is keeping his distance, but is still close enough to help out if she needs it. Lucy does not have to worry about him leaving forever or him invading her personal space. She only has to worry about his “boss” from the alley. Even then Augustus will be hesitant about doing anything too evil. Augustus seems to be caught in the middle… of what I have no way of knowing, but that is because we haven’t gotten that far yet ;).

Lucy could choose anybody, but it has to be her decision. Oh and let’s not forget that whoever she chooses could say no. Hmm, crazy thought here but maybe she doesn’t want anybody anymore o_o.

@Hazel: I am not sure what you mean about Paulo using Jasmine for a Lucy substitute? Jasmine kissed him, most likely because in her mind there is no one else she wants to share her first kiss with other than Paulo. She saw this as her last chance and she took it. As for Paulo he likes her enough to worry about her feelings, but not enough to love her more than he loves Lucy. I have to say I really enjoyed reading your comment :).

@Riiah: Since Most of the cast don’t have a clue as to where Lucy is right now or how she is feeling. I am going to say that they would be too busy enjoying the party to notice Paulo and Jasmine being more distant than usual. Sure somebody would be suspicious or even worried but they would save their questions for later when the party is over. Also, you are right, this is not the time for a huge drama bomb… >.> we can save it for when Mike’s secret gets out or when Alejandro returns. More drama is expected before everything starts to get better for the whole cast :x.

supertails19 February 2, 2013, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #238113

Tess, what are you drinking?

GrayFox February 2, 2013, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #238114

The flower girl is disguised as Jazz

Dragnite February 2, 2013, 4:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238115

This song quite literally popped in my head the moment I saw them kiss…

Chocothunda February 2, 2013, 5:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #238116


chocolatemuffin February 2, 2013, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #238117

totally didn’t see that coming. ugh not fair Jazz, Paulo is going to end up second guessing himself and having doubts and getting confused and you’re probably just setting yourself up for more heartache.
Sorry PauloxJasmine shippers but this ****** me off. I should’ve known though, their breaking up was way too easy :unsure:

WellSnap February 2, 2013, 9:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #238118

@ Chocothunda
When I listened to that song, I knew that it fit Paulo and Jazz’s situation almost perfectly. Cool match, bro 8-)

Vokunyol February 2, 2013, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #238119

@ Everyone yelling at people who are upset over the kiss and saying it was “just a goodbye kiss”

We are allowed to have our opinions. We are allowed to voice those opinions. Stop telling people to stop being upset over the kiss.
Besides, pretty sure none of you are Taeshi. Which means none of you can say for sure that it was just a goodbye kiss. Wait until the next page when we might find out for sure if it was just a goodbye kiss, just a new years kiss, or something more.

HaruBells February 2, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #238120

It is midnight.
Here comes the drama bomb.

Edmond Dant├Ęs February 2, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #238121

Wow. That made NO SENSE at all. It’s like drama inserted for the sake of ****ing drama. That’s retarded as hell

Mhm. February 2, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #238122

I’m officially a member of the “Club of Confusion”. Didn’t Paulo JUST finish saying that he was ready to move on? I think he’s overfilled with hormones and emotions… 0_0

NoNameXD February 2, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #238123

Paulo, dude… Put a lid on it!

NoNameXD February 2, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #238124

@HaruBells: As long as you don’t call Paulo an idiot for accepting a kiss from a girl that cares about him. Make sure to at least give a better reason than that before calling somebody an idiot. Also, your first comment was supposed to be funny right :question:?

supertails19 February 2, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #238125

I never once called Paulo an idiot. I said that Jazz was being bad because they broke up, and she had said that she understood and was okay with it, then went back on that and kissed him. Maybe you should get your facts straight.
And yes, my initial comment WAS intended to be comedic.

HaruBells February 2, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #238126


JustSomeCritic February 2, 2013, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #238127

O.O DA **** is going on here? O.O I’m so confused…

Kleitos February 2, 2013, 3:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #238128

Wow, it looks like Paulo was like “Guess she’s not coming…”, then when he saw Jaz mine trying to come in for a kiss, I feel like his thought process was like; “I guess I can pretend it’s Lucy or something”.

Mint February 2, 2013, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #238131

I do not know how this is going to turn out, and am not actually sure I want to know. Curse you and your good twists, Taeshi!

Rideps1 February 2, 2013, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #238135

Very good! :D

paulosawesome February 2, 2013, 7:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #238138

@Random Phrases

Have you not met @Thanatos? He/She doesn’t give two ***** what everyone else thinks. Or how harsh he/she sounds. C: @Thanatos trolls, and trolls HARD. Start laughing at it, otherwise you’re liable to give yourself a headache. He/She never responds to anything after they comment once…and it’s weird, @Thanatos hasn’t been commenting lately. He/She makes me laugh pretty damn good. And if you DO know of @Thanatos, and you’re STILL trying to reason? Good on you I guess. Enjoy?


Hey buddy, as bitter-sounding and troll-tastic as ever. C’mon, comment more, y’make me laugh darlin~ <3

Yaschiri February 3, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #238139

Tess is totally Drunk, Jess has Lucy on the brain. David’s being David.

And oh, yeah a break up kiss!

All in all a good new years. For most of the characters anyway, heh!

Justmyopinion February 3, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #238140

@HaruBells: You said everyone can voice their opinions in your second comment, I agree as long as everyone can voice their opinions without insulting anybody. Also my previous comment was kind of aimed at the people here that are actually calling Paulo an idiot right now, like chocolatemuffin, sorry for the confusion. I know that some people do it to be funny or for the sake of getting people mad, but it would be more productive to voice opinions without sounding like a child. I also know that it would be counterproductive to be angry about it any further so i’m just going to move on to a different topic :/.

About Jasmine’s kiss… does Jasmine seem like the type that would use her first kiss just to get Paulo to stay with her. Maybe Jasmine does have a devious side that would use sneaky tactics to get Paulo to love her back, but I doubt it. Also I am pretty sure that Jasmine said she was okay with the break up so Paulo could be guilt free. In other words: Jasmine put on a brave face for Paulo so he wouldn’t feel like he had to stay with her. Jasmine really cared about him and it hurts to let go sue her for wanting a kiss on New Years from somebody she likes… Or Jasmine decided to say she was fine and cried after he left for no reason at all and then came up with a plan to steal him away from Lucy by kissing him and begging Paulo to pretend the break up never happened(which one seems more legit? :smirk:). Well until the next page comes along we won’t know what Jasmine’s intentions were.

You mentioned getting my facts straight so here we go: 1)Jasmine started the break up, but she was expecting Paulo to still be around for her after she had more free time. 2)Jasmine now knows that Paulo is in love with somebody else. 3)Jasmine wished Paulo good luck, and hopes that everything works out for him. 4)As soon as Paulo was gone Jasmine let out her tears. 5)Jasmine went to her source of comfort, Paulo. 6)Jasmine went to kiss him and Paulo did not show signs of resistance. 7)Kissing somebody on New Years is normal, yet some people will be confused if it occurs between a couple that just broke up. 8)Paulo needs to get his feelings in check very soon. 9)They are both blushing because they at least held some feelings for each other(Jasmine’s feeling being stronger of course :smirk:). The last one is debatable so feel free to debate about it 8-). I made sure to keep these facts as basic as I could, without any speculation, except for the last one :x. It was really nice talking to you :D. I like it when people make me think more seriously.

supertails19 February 3, 2013, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #238142

I totally didn’t see that coming >.<

Waffletaco February 3, 2013, 4:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #238145

Oh my god!!!!!!!<3

Angel February 3, 2013, 10:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #238146

Where is my S.S. Lucy !!!!

Joszanarky February 3, 2013, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #238147

Okay, I posted my initial comment because it was exactly what I had been thinking when I was reading the page. Yes it was to be funny, vut I am NOT a troll, and did NOT post it to make people mad or to get a stupid rant from people like you.
Secondly, when I told you to get your facts straight, I was referring to you accusing me of calling Paulo an idiot. Perhaps in your mind, you meant someone else, but you had said it as though you were referring to me.
And finally, like I said, I’m pretty sure you aren’t Taeshi, so you can’t tell me or anyone else that it was for sure a breakup kiss, or what Jasmine’s thinking. That isn’t something that the audience can know until the author/artist reveals it. And I know that because I draw comics myself, and I do similar tactics.
Maybe it was just a breakup kiss. Maybe it was just her wanting to kiss someone she likes for New Years. Whatever the case, I still think that it was wrong of her to do, and I’d really rather wait to read the next page (or whatever page comes back to the party, if the next one returns to Lucy and Augustus) to find out Jasmine’s reasoning than to automatically assume it was one thing.

HaruBells February 3, 2013, 11:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #238148

Ok seriously now,
Most of the comments I am seeing are people calling Paulo an idiot. Seriously, it was Jazz who kissed him. He probably did it for her because he felt guilty about breaking up with her and the fact that it’s probably their first kiss.
And in my opinion I wouldn’t kiss anyone on New Years unless I liked them and knew that they liked me. Although if I broke up with my special someone then I would ask for a goodbye kiss.
I seriously hope Paulo wont have second thoughts about all this because of that kiss now.

Bon_Clay February 3, 2013, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #238149


Actually Taeshi what is Lucy up to? :/

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 3, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #238174

Why ,Tess, are you so drunk?!
Why, Jazz, are you kissing Paulo?!
Why, Paulo, are you accepting Jazz’s kiss?

renoku February 3, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #238177

Guys, why are you all so negative about what Paulo and Jasmine did? D:

I think it’s pretty sweet that they had a goodbye kiss. Only downfall is that it was also their first, what makes me darn ******. I:c Don’t ask why, because I don’t know either.

Jess, what’s bugging you? Could it be… A certain familiar white cat lady? 8D Also, David showed how awesome party animal he is(gotta remember to do that next new year)

Now, let’s wish that Lucy won’t come… I don’t want to see her ruining this moment. >_>;

Furball February 3, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #238178


I think it’s just teenage hormones. It won’t last. haha, for real though I can’t believe how on the ball some of you guys are with the updates. I usually just get here when I get here and hopefully someone sees my comment before the next.

I_Love_Lucy February 3, 2013, 5:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #238179

@supertails19:i would be alittle bumbed im all for Paulo<3Lucy but i know lucy is stronger enought to not fall in with FFcat for very long.(you prob have no clue what im talking about)

So to repeat i cant wait till the page of fireworks from lucys view.

DinR February 3, 2013, 5:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #238180

Maybe Lucy is on the roof to see the fireworks from where she is because she didn’t feel up to going to the party knowing Mike would be there and after all the stuff that happened between them. Just another of my opinions in all this.

Bon_Clay February 3, 2013, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #238183

Ohmigod I hope Lucy just kissed Auggy dear sweet cat jesus make it happen

Edit… oops how would they even know when it’s exactly midnight?

Kuroii February 3, 2013, 9:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #238184

@HaruBells: I am not sure what part of my comment made you think I was calling you a troll, but I really wasn’t. I apologize for the confusion. Oh, so that’s why you were telling me to get my facts straight :O. Sorry for causing you any trouble :(.

@DinR: If you are talking about Lucy falling in love(maybe even sneaking a kiss) with Augustus then I have no idea what you are talking about :nope:. If you are talking about Lucy talking to Augustus more and more(as a neutral friend) then yes I agree with you and we are both on the same page ;). I have a question for you, how can fireworks happen during a snowstorm :question:?

supertails19 February 3, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #238185

I dunno why… but I hope Lucy jumps off the roof…
I like her a lot but I wanna see the reaction to it badly…
I am a terrible person…

Mightyena February 3, 2013, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #241239

Oh god, what a way to break up, sharing a first kiss and then parting ways, that’s so sad, but so appropriate. At least it was easier on both of them on part to feeling the same way.

Kit March 18, 2013, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #242203

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy

Sarah April 2, 2013, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #245046

omg its been so long the derp is back 8-D i love how he acts lol makes the drama settle

5 May 6, 2013, 6:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #258354

oh yeah, lets break up and be mature about it and then like pretend that it never happened! that sounds fun!

Natanael Taveras September 3, 2013, 6:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #261798

Lol David and the lamp shade!

Natalie October 10, 2013, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #263085

6! *lampshade* XD

Vix October 25, 2013, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #264845

Inebriated Tess is always funny.

Christen November 7, 2013, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #271853

Mike is still having sloppy makeouts with his phone off-panel

Yes January 6, 2014, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #284588


TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #291413

… õ_õ

Such an american thing to do.
Strange I’ve never done so myself?

SotiCoto December 14, 2014, 10:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #296669

Wait, what? .-.

yellowcrash10 April 4, 2015, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #296781

For some reason I thought Carson was going to try to kiss mike.(where is that guy anyway, I haven’t seen him in a loooooonng time)

Jay April 6, 2015, 11:26 PM EST.

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