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Comment ID #252190

Poor Paulo. :(

Hydraclone July 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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kami July 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252192

Whoa what.
Ya you think you can hide it didn’t ya, sneaky *******.
Rachel, now is prolly not the time to give him a BJ.

LancelotOcelot July 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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M July 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252194

Whoops indeed..

Ryuu July 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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Anon July 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252196

): so sad

fey July 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252197

Can’t hold back the tears Paulo

King July 3, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252198

Tch, tch, tch.

Here come the waterworks

Hubert July 3, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252199

Well that smile degenerated fairly quickly, though it wasn’t fooling anyone anyway.

ckmwt July 3, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252200

Btw Taeshi - your skills at showing emotions on their faces are improving and improving and improving… Very impressive!

M July 3, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252201

Sad Paulo is sad.

Keyblade Dragon July 3, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

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Daw… <333 There there Paulo.

BeanieButt July 3, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252203

I think there should have been one more panel between the central two. the passage between “losing control of the tears” and “lost control” is a tiny bit too fast.

edit: @AngryBunny:
are you serious??? he left jasmine to go with lucy, even kissed her and now that he had all the hopes up to become her boyfriend, he finds out she’s at the hospital and that she will move to another town. how would you feel????

boh... July 3, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

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Poor Paulo. He can’t even pretend to be happy in front of others. :(

That says a lot about how he’s feeling right there. He’s downright miserable that Lucy is gone. I never really cared much for Paulo, but I can’t help but feel bad for him. I mean, I’d be upset if the person I secretly loved suddenly disappeared without a trace too. At the same time though, I’m slightly baffled why he’s this miserable. It’s not like Lucy was his girlfriend or wife or something….

AngryBunny July 3, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

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And the tough exterior crumbles away. Will Rachel actually comfort Paulo, though? :question: Seems like it, but let’s see where this goes…

Oceanus92 July 3, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #252206

Omg. I just… I love this comic. Thank you.

vi0l33t July 3, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252207

Yeah, that’s how it is.

oo July 3, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252208

It was a good try Paulo, good try

Kindle_kat July 3, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #252209

;u; so sad

TheGrayFox July 3, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #252210

I want to hug Paulo so bad.. ;_;

****** July 3, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #252211

Sad Paulo, trying to keep up his facade, is so oddly cute. :love:

melancholia July 3, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

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As much as some may think otherwise, Rachel is a very good friend! :p

Tyler July 3, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

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Damn it, so close.
Love the way how Paulo’s expressions are in your own style though, this comics wonderful

Dave July 3, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #252214

Wow, it looks like Lucy leaving has really shaken Paulo to his core. He can’t even put up his usual tough guy front anymore. Rachel now would be a great time to be the friend he needs right now. I’m still wonder where you were actually heading to, but now I think it would be a good idea to put that on hold and help console Paulo.

supertails19 July 3, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

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Excuse me if I’m stating things you’ve been discussing, but I’ve been gone a week so….

I didn’t expect Paulo to show up and hit Mike and that was interesting to see. I’m wondering how Paulo found out that Mike was to blame and only punched him once. Also, he just broke down as he had lost the chance to tell how he feels about Lucy, so its obvious that he is angry at Mike and finds him to be a jerk. He is so devistated that he doesn’t want Mike’s help and that is in a way reasonable since Mike took away his chance to confes his love to Lucy. Truly sad to see and that you can add to the list of things that make Mike a jerk.

Keyblade Dragon July 3, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

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kinda hard to look cool when you are crying your heart out bro. im interested to see what rachel will do

Whistleblower July 3, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

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I understand Paulo is upset because he loves Lucy, but I don’t understand why - I’m not saying this to be mean, but I genuinely don’t understand why he loves her so much?
Don’t get me wrong, he’s always had a crush on her and she’s established as being very beautiful, but I don’t understand how it went to full blown love.
See Tess I understand - she had a bad past but worked very hard to be a good person, and they had fun, trusted, and supported each other, before Tess ended it because she’ll be moving on and didn’t want to hold him back.

With Lucy, they have had a few fun times, but she’s always mostly been violent towards him. While Lucy is occasionally nice to him, like she is to everyone when it suits her, the few tender moments they have had have been either the result of her being upset over somebody else, her needing emotional support, and her dependency issues. This is another reason Mike got so mad when he found out - Lucy has used him as a subsitute for Mike.

I do think Lucy has a soft spot for Paulo, and I think when Lucy matures the two could be a nice pair, but Upon rereading I can’t see why he loves her so so dearly all of a sudden? :/

Also I think Paulo seems to get on better with girls than dudes - he seems under less pressure to hide his emotions around them.

Ramona July 3, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #252218

Poor baby :(

vivitv July 3, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

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@keyblade dragon
1 - Paulo had plenty of opportunities to tell Lucy how he felt.
2 - Beating somebody up is not “reasonable” whatever the circumstances.
3 - Mike is not a jerk. He is a bullied person who went too far calling somebody out. He has done bad things but that doesn’t make him a jerk.

Ramona July 3, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

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@ramona Amen. ^

Teashi July 3, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

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I understand, Paulo wants to accompany Lucy….He needs to calm. All love!

Laguhez July 3, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

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Oh, Rachel. You sweet girl, you! :D

And poor Paulo, I mean really. The girl he’s had feelings for since ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (well okay, 4th/5th grade), just leaves without saying ANYTHING. And its not just that, they were FRIENDS on top of that. I think Paulo will probably let all of his feelings out to Rachel (if at all). Sometimes, its JUST easier to open up to someone you’re not particularly close to, and to tell them how you feel about certain things in life, than your own friends.

Subaru July 3, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

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ohh…poor Paulo! :(

Astrid555.1 July 3, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.

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I like how Paulo’s emotions right now are similar to the ones Rachel had in the flashback in Pillow talk. It’s like she’s looking at her own reflection.
Having someone you love in a hospital with their dreams broken and no chance of things returning back to the way they were… she knows that feel, bro.

HIC July 3, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

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This is to the many people that keep saying that what hit Paulo the worst was Lucy being in the hospital. Take note that The only person from their group that knows about Lucy is Mike, so when you see Paulo breaking down it’s because of the idea that she ALREADY moved away. I believe that the only reason Paulo punched Mike was because he always believed that he would never hurt Lucy and keep her happy, and when he saw what was happening to her, and the events that followed, he snapped and came at Mike, believing that his coldness towards Lucy had caused her to move away. Had Paulo known that Lucy was not only still in town, but was to remain there for a week, he would be at the hospital trying to see her, not with Mike. As I’ve read through this story and witnessed the astounding amount of character development, I find it rather obvious that Paulo has always cared deeply for Lucy, but when he realized that she loved Mike, he chose to let Mike watch over her convinced that he would never hurt her. Clearly, Paulo wanted to be with Lucy to protect her and be there for her as Mike had in the past; but now that she’s moved away(That’s what he believes anyway), he won’t ever be able to confess his feelings to her and give her the help she so badly needs…

So in conclusion, Paulo doesn’t know about Lucy having stayed for a bit, nor the fact that she’s in the hospital. All HE knows is that he won’t be able to help Lucy when she needs it most, and that’s devastating for him…

Thatoneguy July 3, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

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Paulo should get over himself. He had his chance. **** happens. Go home and sulk about it, then continue your life. It’s understandable to be upset, to cry a bit. Everyone is sad, he’s not special. He can’t go on like this. And stop with the dumb tough guy act. It was gimicky before, it’s idiotic now. Paulo is a character that occasionally shows gleams of personality and charm, but then reverts into a one dimensional D-bag who’s really only concerned about himself. He’s sad because HE lost the chance to tell Lucy.He’s feeling bad for himself.

Teashi July 3, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

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I think someone needs to insert the adventure time what you’re feeling is infatuation gif. Paulo probably cares so much about her because he can see the real Lucy but he knows he’s not man enough to handle it. He still cares about her he’s just really silly and immature, does he love love her? Probably not, does he care about her? Yes

Sammy July 3, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

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Paulo’s Thoughts: D-Dammit, tears!

Gate-Senpai July 3, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #252229

i know its cruel but this makes me laugh

KVI ANGL July 3, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

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When he can’t even keep a straight face towards a girl, you know he’s ****ed up.

Yyyyyyyeeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhhh, that’s not a good sign. D:

TheX400096 July 3, 2013, 1:50 PM EST.

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@Ramona: How were there many opportunities for Paulo to tell Lucy how he felt? He didn’t truly understand how he felt until the New Years Eve party, so all times before that can be ignored. Then Lucy missed school from the day it started and we can assume Jordan wouldn’t have let him in the house after school so no opportunities there.

Then we move onto the day of the play, where he was going to tell her but then she suggesting making out and he quickly left soon afterwards, meaning he messed up that one opportunity and after the play, there wasn’t likely to be a moment they could be alone which we saw because that music producer guy showed up. The next day, was the announcement that she was no longer attending that school and we saw what happened later that day, no opportunities for him to talk to her.

Now, she is either in the hospital or has moved, I’m not sure how much time has passed. In both cases that means very little/no opportunity to be alone with her to tell her plus, since he seems to know Mike was what caused her spiral into depression now, he is likely unable to state his feelings to her when he knows they might just add to her turmoil and suffering.

So he hasn’t had many opportunities, if anything he has had one and he failed then. A lot of people need more than one chance to express their feelings and Paulo, unfortunately, missed the only one he had and might not get another chance.

Moogle July 3, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #252232

Paulo’s heart breaks, the chapter

Lena July 3, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #252233

God Paulo, you just had to make me like you more than I already did!

OmegaB July 3, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #252234

Maybe it’s about time to Paulo learn to act himself instal hiding behind a fake womanizer mask?

(reading some of the previous comments) Well…I don’t doubt Paulo’s crush. Actually he and Lucy are just the same. They both threw away their real personalities and put themselves into beings that actually aren’t. No offense but that’s exactly why I don’t like Paulo. He just fakes too much. His real self is much tender and sensitive but he chose to be a perverted jerk instal.

Knux-the-Killer July 3, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

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Can one really explain love? Love can be either the result of a collection of good moments and fond memories, or the ability to see past ones exterior and see them for what they truly are. Lucy has always hidden behind a tough, tom-boyish exterior ever since she met Mike, yet this does not mean that she’s a horrid person. Lucy can be rather violent towards her friends and Paulo at times, but having read this comic, could you honestly tell me that that’s what she’s like when others aren’t around? When she’s alone and away from the eyes of those other than her pets, she’s a tender, caring person that would seem opposite to the Lucy that her friends know. Paulo see’s this, he knows what a nice person she is on the inside and has always known it. Paulo’s feelings for her have probably been more than just a crush for far more than even HE knew. Only after realizing that Mike was starting to grow tired of Lucy’s harsh ways, did he realize that he could help her far more than Mike could. When he and Lucy spoke, his boldness made it easy for Lucy to lower her guard and let him help her, unlike Mike who has always been more reticent. After Paulo helped her and got her back on track in “Another Shoulder”, he began to notice that what he felt for her was more than just “Like”, and saw that he could help her and never have to see her hurt again.

What I’m trying to say is, Paulo’s feelings for Lucy have probably always been there, maybe not love at first sight, but an interest. That interest made Paulo see through Lucy’s tough exterior, and see her for what she truly is; and after years of caring for her from afar, his feelings spiked and became what they are now. Love.

Btw, I haven’t slept in 2 days so I apologize if this was poorly written. D:

Thatoneguy July 3, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252236

This is probably my favorite page so far, poor Paulo ._.

GhastlyGirl July 3, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #252237

Oh.. Paulo….
-HUGS- Dont cry! I Love You!!

Allianna July 3, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #252238

@thatoneguy - I see your point, and I agree - Lucy is nice in we own - however, her friends don’t see that side
Of her very often at all, and to me she comes off as very bitchy around other people (even though she
Did start to improve after unrequited).
It’s always seemed like her friends have her a free pass for a lot of crappy stuff for a long time.
Ps your answer was really well written to me, so don’t worry :)

Ramona July 3, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #252239

can’t stop for two seconds, can ya Paulo. or should I call you Bawlo instead?

Redneck July 3, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.

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…it’s never not the time!

Z July 3, 2013, 2:46 PM EST.

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You know
I’m thinkin that maybe it’s Lucy instead of Paulo
Who else cries in every other page?

wr3h July 3, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.

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Oh Paulo it makes me super sad looking at you like this.
I really want to know what happend !!!!

Eriell July 3, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

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Oh Paulo it makes me super sad looking at you like this.
I really want to know what happend !!!!

Eriell July 3, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

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Sooo Paulo started crying…. okay…. sooo how is this supposed to be sad??? we’ve been watching him cry for quite a while now and I’m honestly getting really tired of this. Paulo, you F***ed up so go paint a fence or something, or even better get a summer job just stop going around crying to anyone you find. Also why is it Paulo could pull that off after Lucy rejected him and physically hurt him in the past but now that she’s to far away to make him suffer he is suffering even more? Come on man you’ve been doing this for BOOKS.

Misanthrope July 3, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.

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I know how he feels it is sad

simpathy July 3, 2013, 3:13 PM EST.

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He’s completely crumbling down D:

Rusco Istar July 3, 2013, 3:26 PM EST.

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Tried to play it off when ya should’ve kept walking man.

Anon-Anon July 3, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.

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Common Rachel, don’t f*** this up.
Just help Paulo. Don’t do anything stupid just talk to him. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD JUST TALK TO HIM.

Mewtallica July 3, 2013, 3:30 PM EST.

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Nice try Paulo, but I think you still need a little more closure and a bit of work on your “suck it up” skill.
Next time, have a few bottles before heading out to mash the guy that’s got you angry and bring a few spares, for afterwards. This is of course assuming you’re not the “downer” type of drinker.
Be easy, Paulo. Put a hand to your wrist, feel the pulse, take a few easy breathes, and let it go or tuck it away. You’re nowhere near death and as far as we reader’s know, neither is Lucy, and if you really love her that much, then there are always chances in the future to make it happen.

Blank On Purpose July 3, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.

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Somebody needs some comfort sex. They already have history and it’s completely safe! Go ahead Rachel take good care of him. ;D

Follarch July 3, 2013, 3:38 PM EST.

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I didn’t realize Rachel would be in this chapter. I’m kinda looking forward to it, we might get to see a side of her we haven’t seen before :)

Shi Shi July 3, 2013, 3:46 PM EST.

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She knows a much better way than just talking to make him happy, even if only for a moment. Nothing wrong with that, I think it’s better than thinking too much about bad things.

Incognitus July 3, 2013, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #252260

Interesting confrontation.

Yxela007 July 3, 2013, 3:51 PM EST.

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And thus Paulo learned that chicks dig guys who can be sensitive at the right times.

low July 3, 2013, 3:53 PM EST.

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Taeshi…. Stop it. It isn’t funny. stop your comments.

anon July 3, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.

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it hurts so much he can cover it up ;u;

MMM July 3, 2013, 4:24 PM EST.

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MMM July 3, 2013, 4:24 PM EST.

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I love it. He is breaking up and cant keep it together at all. Thats what you get you dickwad.

jamie_mac July 3, 2013, 4:27 PM EST.

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Rachel probably has to deal with Jess crying over Lucy as well. :<

Kikren July 3, 2013, 4:43 PM EST.

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jessica is going to know now

JustSomeCritic July 3, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.

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Rachel, use your ears to wipe his tears!

Masket July 3, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.

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@ Lancealotocelot A BJ always makes me feel better.

Rachel comfort him plz I know you have feelings for him.

Fluffy July 3, 2013, 5:24 PM EST.

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I want to say it, kinda, but it’s finally gotten old. I can’t say it. Fine I’ll say it one last time. GET THE F*** ON WITH IT..

I'll Eat Yourself July 3, 2013, 5:31 PM EST.

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shaaa July 3, 2013, 5:37 PM EST.

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Watch’em end up together….. Wtf NOOOO!!!!

tetsa zangetsu July 3, 2013, 5:45 PM EST.

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I almost cried too ;~; just seeing someone like Paulo like this hurts

TAoChris July 3, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.

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Pretty sure will see why he has such a deep crush on Lucy later in the comic, maybe him watching how mike left her for sandy leaving Lucy alone and instead of approaching her he just woos out, Its not clear now but I’m sure all answers come in randomly later in the comic. Right now i choose to believe he watched Lucy be alone when mike was fallowing sandy like a lost puppy. i know there was a part in time where Paulo wasn’t in a few grades with Lucy and mike, but I’m sure something happen there as well.

Therese many times where people have been shocked thinking they are alone, but really? there not some people watch out for you from a distance and others are actually there for you, Lucy didn’t but i believe will have a few people pop up knowing what they saw but not the truth. They all went to school with her its not unnoticeable to see your friend being different agreeable when there ussauly there self there own opinion a bit violent. It never ignored but noted. I’m 100% sure mike,august,sue, and Paulo all saw something off about there lil violent Lucy, now a broken shell without a kick to a face or her own opinion.

Later will have some people piece it together what they noted, I wouldn’t be shocked if august had the most we always see him writing things down, hes also planing something with his brother for green eyes and his “girl” witch is mistaken to be Lucy i assume.

but before i ramble i just wanted to point out some things and i don’t have a perfect understanding for who is wrong between Lucy and mike just that mike was immature as a lil boy Lucy will one day see that, and mike will haft to learn Lucy might be too sensitive and emotional to understand parts of the past or allow herself to think and forgive. I do hope Lucy is ok, I do hope karma hits someone here. I do hope mike tells everyone. Cause its just going to chew him inside forever.

P.S I dislike daisy, for the love of me i don’t know why I just do. Naturally dislike her. I love everything she dose for school and abbey, but the girl needs to speak out her feels and get it over with instead of kinda playing hearts. I think of it as being a player if you feel so much for people but your giving that feeling to someone random. I hope she really truly loves abbey, that boy don’t need anymore drama.

Sorry for the long rant/post :3 just my own thought.

Sanchan July 3, 2013, 6:07 PM EST.

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i dont get whats with all the raging… i mean sure paulos a heartbreaker but hey he atleast got decent friends. not many heartbreakers as such true friends as pauloand besides its a comic ive seen this happen too many times in real life to actually become emotional about it… that and i have trouble showing emotions normally anyway

the_dead_man July 3, 2013, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252278

Man tears, there.

Whinnie July 3, 2013, 6:18 PM EST.

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he’s a fairly sensitive and insicure guy hiding behind the act of a pervy ***

Curtis July 3, 2013, 6:26 PM EST.

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That was the fastest drop in mood ever. Good thing it was Rachel of all people. Had sex (attachmentless), friendly, open, etc… no hard feelings, and probably the only person who wouldn’t hold any part of him breaking down in front of her against him. Hell, she’ll probably help.

Wixvhen July 3, 2013, 6:35 PM EST.

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Why you have to make me so sad?

Me Man July 3, 2013, 6:35 PM EST.

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It’s cool, Paulo, it’s all cool.

Real men cry hard.

Welgaea July 3, 2013, 6:50 PM EST.

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I do like daisy but I get what you men @Sanchan.
However, I don’t think she’s playing with hearts - I think she does genuinely like him a lot and has always been honest with how she feels around him.
I actually think she is starting to truly love him - when mike mentioned seeing Sandy she felt more down about Sandy forgetting her than Mike seeing her, so I think she’s moved on from him - I hope so, for Abbeys sake

Ramona July 3, 2013, 6:52 PM EST.

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Oh for Pete’s sake Paulo stop being such a baby.

Dee July 3, 2013, 6:55 PM EST.

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I hope I’m wrong, but I have a feeling this chapter is just going to be Paulo crying and whining the entire time. >,>

Lunacy July 3, 2013, 7:10 PM EST.

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HongKat July 3, 2013, 7:11 PM EST.

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T-T more sadness

eagle July 3, 2013, 7:15 PM EST.

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Paulo can’t help it!! Seriously, if you met the most perfect person (to you, obviously) and then he/she gets all sad and stuff, then you never see him/her again, wouldn’t you be crying too?? My eyeballs would be sweating! Really!

Nyah July 3, 2013, 7:18 PM EST.

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Poor guy. <:(

Xeneus July 3, 2013, 7:49 PM EST.

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aw poor paulo :(

XenaTheAlienChick July 3, 2013, 8:44 PM EST.

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Man, thanks for being there for him Rach. You go girl! :)

KJ July 3, 2013, 8:52 PM EST.

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@sanchan, Paulo wasn’t in school with them then!

KJ July 3, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.

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Taeshi! Why are you so talented???

Seriously, the fact that you can get me to feel such intense emotions over fictional characters is incredible. I cried more reading “December” than every Harry Potter book combined. Your art and storytelling skills are incredible. Don’t let anyone get you down, because you are truly amazing.

doctergirl101 July 3, 2013, 9:04 PM EST.

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@Nyah I was in a similar situation to Paulo’s. I cried a bit but not to the extent that Paulo’s been doing since running away from Lucy’s house. Crying isn’t gonna solve anything.

To be fair, I don’t like Paulo at all. He’s an ***. Sure he’s nice to girls (Tess, Lucy and Daisy) but to other people, he’s still a complete git just for the fun of it. I can’t stand people like that in fiction or in reality. So a small part of me loves the irony of Paulo constantly calling Mike a *****, pansy etc. only for him to behave more of a pansy than any of the cast so far.

Dee July 3, 2013, 9:27 PM EST.

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Time for s’more dog sex

naAr July 3, 2013, 9:34 PM EST.

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@doctergirl101 Agree!!

Jonathan July 3, 2013, 9:48 PM EST.

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This page. I have to say I was in a position somewhat similar to Paulo’s, and… I was doing this. I’d act happy and pretend everything was fine, then I just break down and cry for almost no reason. I almost never comment on this stuff, but this page was just… a page full of feels. I wanna hug Paulo right now… ;_;

Karyra July 3, 2013, 9:56 PM EST.

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He tried.

Kuro July 3, 2013, 9:58 PM EST.

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Paulo: hey ratch how you doin, great day isn’t it?

Racthel: paulo you look lik ****.

Paulo:*sob* aaaaaahaaaaaah

lov/hate/hurt July 3, 2013, 10:24 PM EST.

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You know if this keeps up where going to haft to give paulo his own freaking spin off comic

lov/hate/hurt July 3, 2013, 10:26 PM EST.

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Why is everybody so convinced Rachel’s going to try something? Just because she enjoys sex doesn’t mean she’s some kind of heartless sex-crazed maniac. She’s not gonna try anything with him this messed up over Lucy.

Patrick July 3, 2013, 10:26 PM EST.

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what happened to Lucy im confused

Nia July 3, 2013, 10:45 PM EST.

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Go Paulo! Seek her out! Leave home!

darklion July 3, 2013, 10:51 PM EST.

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You can try to be a hardass and deny it, and you can try to shrug it off, but Paulo, you need other people to pick you up sometimes.
In that regard, Paulo is somewhat of Lucy’s character foil.

Insanity_Prevails July 3, 2013, 11:15 PM EST.

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Harry Potter made you cry? o_o
Didn’t know it was that kind of book.

Thatoneguy July 3, 2013, 11:30 PM EST.

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Oh my goodness, Paulo’s leaving himself vulnerable in front of other people. This is actually the saddest thing ever.

Timni July 3, 2013, 11:40 PM EST.

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That would be a grade A douche fail.

starfighter105 July 3, 2013, 11:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #252311

Sympathy sex?

Tcj333 July 3, 2013, 11:56 PM EST.

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Moonlit-Frost July 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #252313

Perhaps it’s time for Paulo to put an end to his bad boy routine. I’m glad we’re seeing more character development for him, he’s a good guy, just insecure. Though I personally still can’t forgive him for him summoning hordes of retarded people to beat up Mike calling him a cheater when he’s the biggest hypocrite of the lot.

Jack July 4, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #252314

Poor Paulo I feel his pain through the screen ._.

kold kagura July 4, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #252315

@HIC …that is really insightful. Wow. Yeah. I wish I’d made that connection.

Hazel July 4, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #252316

@KJ Just saying, saw someone ask why is he so freaked out bout lucy figured i put my on theory to it :P

Sanchan July 4, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #252317

While Paulo x Rachel ship flags are being tentatively raised everywhere, I’d like to at least say Rachel’s a really nice soul. I mean, look at her! I don’t know if Lucy could be this soft without feeling vulnerable and having to cover up with hardness or a joke.

Romance this soon is unrealistic, though. It IS Lucy he’s crying over. I’m all for the SS Raulo (Pachel?) FRIENDship, though. David’s doing a really crap job of that, and Daisy’s boyf would rather he stay a mile away, so that doesn’t help. Paulo could use a bro.

Hazel July 4, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #252318

****, I was already sad at something earlier, now seeing this comic left me in tears.

Maikion July 4, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #252319

Yeah, I think I’m going to cry in a corner… AGAIN. :(


I just need to hug somebody. ._.

Sashimi July 4, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #252320

@thatoneguy it starts out fine (first, second, and third books) but it gets realy sad towards the end and the last book is the saddest of all.

Also paulo really needs a hug.

jex July 4, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #252321

this comic has gotten so depressing, I’m torn between wanting to know what happens next (if it’ll be happy again) and wanting to keep my feels together…

WellSnap July 4, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #252322

I agree with Anon. Your comments really kill the mood, Taeshi :/

Fena July 4, 2013, 2:10 AM EST.

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still one of the best comics i read ;) would be epic though if mike lost his mind

lycote July 4, 2013, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #252324

Stop being so goddamn adorable Paulo you are going to give us all an anyeurism

Tacsi July 4, 2013, 2:26 AM EST.

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Seriously? She’s the author, she can do whatever she wants >_>
Besides, after SOME of us read the page a little comic relief doesn’t hurt

xKrisx July 4, 2013, 3:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #252327

Wow, he’s breaking down a LOT lately. Have to admit, Rachel was the last person I thought would offer comfort to Paulo at this stage.

DeathofInk July 4, 2013, 4:31 AM EST.

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His brain went bye bye.

Steel Wings July 4, 2013, 4:44 AM EST.

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Okay, so maybe it’s NOT liquid testosterone :unsure:… Paulo needs to take a break from relationships and just hang out with his friends for awhile… :/

Trubeque July 4, 2013, 5:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #252330

dawww :(

Laufente July 4, 2013, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #252331

If something is sure, this development is better than if 8-) ad meet :O instead of :P

luis July 4, 2013, 7:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #252332

Paulo is either obnoxious or oversensitive. If Lucy would be dead, stiff, cold, etc yeah this kind of acting would be justified. But now he’s being a wuss. “Boo-****ing-hoo I always wanted to screw, but ended up having intercourse with everyone else but not her is going away, bawww”.

Commander_Zero July 4, 2013, 7:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #252333

And the cool hard outer shell is cracked open revealing a delicious creamy center of yummy flavor.
it may taste like sand paper at first but man that stuff gets me feelz all up inside me.
Hey Paulo cry moar please :P

Rawrz July 4, 2013, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #252334

Paulo’s all like, “OOOO I can’t conceal my sorrow!”. Rachel’s all like, “I see opportunity!”.

Huh? July 4, 2013, 10:14 AM EST.

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So I had a dream last night that Mike actually did shoosh-pap Paulo, and Paulo manned up and they bro-fisted, went their separate ways and everything was nice and realistic.
Then I woke up cuz thats not the BCB I know and love. :smirk:

oo July 4, 2013, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #252336

No one can make her stop, of course, but that isn’t to say her comments aren’t distasteful.

Geneva July 4, 2013, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #252337

oh my god shut the **** up paulo

what July 4, 2013, 11:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #252372

Hmmm… whoever said that Rachel’s past and Paulo’s dilemma right now are similar has a point. Although, of course, Paulo is a bit more of a drama king.

Just-A-Lurker July 4, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #252383

Well, sometimes crying wont bring you anywhere, but it can make you feel better, if you let it out…
And ye, he’s being a wussy boy.
*shrugs* Okai, so Paulo’s not really your favorite character. I guess sometimes he can be a fruitcakes sometimes. But I like Paulo!! Yay! :D

Nyah July 4, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #252388

@ramona I agree with everything you just said!

banger July 4, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #252395

The tears you draw are like globs of **** falling from cats’ eyes.

Blord July 4, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.

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i feel for you paulo i know that fast dissolving smile. i’ve been in situations that i tried hard to fake a smile and just kinda broke like that. seriously rachel hug him. hug him like he super duper needs right now

King_Crimson July 5, 2013, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #261832

Awkward mement when you see this page in the middle of class and start sobbing slightly…
And the weird stares you get don’t help.

Christen October 10, 2013, 8:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #263095

“3 - Mike is not a jerk. He is a bullied person who went too far calling somebody out. He has done bad things but that doesn’t make him a jerk.”

He told his girlfriend that things would be easier if Lucy just died. Rather than deal with a situation, he’d prefer it if the person making his life difficult DIED. And you say he is NOT a jerk?!

Vix October 25, 2013, 10:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #289309

I don’t want to see Paulo like this. aljsdhaksd

Jair October 30, 2014, 5:51 AM EST.

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looking at past events, I feel that, while Paulo really does love Lucy, she is going to recover, physically, and go to wherever her family is sending her. There, she will be able to mentally recover, and find her own peace, away from Mike, and a the drama between them. Meanwhile, Paulo will have to move on, as he would only remind her of the trauma of high school. Sad? Yes. More satisfying? In my opinion, also yes.

Xanatos November 20, 2014, 10:00 PM EST.

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