80. Happy Hour, page posted 10/14/13

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Comment ID #262010

Hoo boy.

rimonino October 14, 2013, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #262011

Well I can see where this is goin’

Anon-Anon October 14, 2013, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #262012

my face is full of dawwwwwww

Marik October 14, 2013, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #262013

Aww she’s so adorable :)

rain October 14, 2013, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #262014

This is sweet and cute and I would really like this couple, she is one of the few who put up with Paulo, but somehow I have a bad feeling about this; I feel she’s going to get hurt :unsure:

Bankai October 14, 2013, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #262015

Theres gonna probably be some drama in this chapter too.

still a cute couple if you ask me

Housey October 14, 2013, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #262016

Aww ^w^

Pyro October 14, 2013, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #262017

Oh Rachel dear. ..you’re barking up the wrong tree ;_;

Person of Interest October 14, 2013, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #262018

Paulo’s birthday.
April 16th.
it’s been quite a while

Housey October 14, 2013, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #262019

Looks like Paulo has a new girlfriend.

Also, this is a pretty big time skip if it is in fact his birthday.

Titanium Dragon October 14, 2013, 7:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #262020

Wait David’s birthday was 2 months before Paulo’s, where’s his party? 8-D

PDF October 14, 2013, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #262021

the title says right away that something’s going to happen. D:

Bluesky October 14, 2013, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #262022

I really wish Paulo would settle with her, she’s clearly into him

Delusional October 14, 2013, 7:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #262023

guys, it could also be Rachel’s birthday (which is in February I believe).

lucyloo October 14, 2013, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #262024

Well dang.

on the one hand, I should be really happy.
She seems to be sweet way deep down, and I think she really does care about Paulo and maybe even find him special… Who would’ve thought? o.o

But on the other hand, Paulo broke up with Jazz to be with Lucy who he supposedly cared about more than anything and made a commitment to…. not to mention we still don’t know what happened in the dressing room….
now as soon as Lucy has to go away for healthful reasons, he’s in some other girl’s bed… :\

torn October 14, 2013, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #262025

This is the best thing ever. I’m Fluffy and I approve this message. My ship just took off like a speed boat. XD

Fluffy October 14, 2013, 7:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #262026

I have a feeling sue will be on his case for this since what was said in the last chapter :s

loudhiccups October 14, 2013, 7:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #262028

Either Rachel is short, or those are some tall lockers.

ThatOtherMichael October 14, 2013, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #262029

I agree with Fluffy. Sort of… Dah!!! So many Feels!!!

HardyTorne October 14, 2013, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #262030

Omg I just had a dirty thought…

…Rachel wants *****… yeah okay I blame my friends for tainting my innocent little head. ;_;

TarriPup October 14, 2013, 7:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #262031

It may be the end of the last chapter speaking, but I don’t see this chapter turning out so “happy” personally.

Well, I guess time will tell.

MobileCrusader October 14, 2013, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #262032


Blech October 14, 2013, 7:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #262033

Don’t feel it’s gonna end well either..but…
…Also I love her outfit. :P

****** October 14, 2013, 8:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #262034

Paulo’s hanging with the dogs now..?* Or did they always have other friends not within the main group? Usually those people are at least introduced as a minor character, it seemed. Maybe it’s not actually so usual..?
I dunno - just seems like I’ve seen that dog-boy pretty often in the background…
Anyway… Guessing it’s Rachel’s birthday [February 11]** and she’s inviting him to a party she’s throwing..(?) (I mean, they are pretty close friends now. He’s told her a lot about his situation and how he’s feeling, I’m guessing from what we’ve seen.)

* #^_^# YAY PUPPIES!! 8-D
** I mean, so much time can’t have passed for it to be Paulo’s birthday [April 16], right?? Also, Rachel’s wing clips are now replaced with heart clips - an indicator that it is indeed her birthday, with it being just a few days before Valentine’s Day, which would explain the clips.

Naoki October 14, 2013, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #262035

I dont know about this… I mean she is kinda bitchy but come one, all girls look for being happy. We all know also this wont end well but come on. Lets give her a chanse… Again… :x

Othoniel October 14, 2013, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #262036

honestly i don’t hate Rachel and i can see this pairing but something tells me she will get hurt somewhere along the way wether they start dating or not. :(
asdfffff i have so many mixed feelings about this

and is that a Souppy i spy in the description?

duskdelusion October 14, 2013, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #262037

Wait, it’s already April? Just a few chapters ago there was snow on the ground… huh, whoda thunk :x

Sambo October 14, 2013, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #262038

I feel bad for Lucy and for Paulo, but… Man. OTP right here. I want to see these two get together, how much fun would that story be? 8D

MykelTDT October 14, 2013, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #262039

I’ve always liked the 8-)X :P ship, it’s my favorite.

A teddy bear? :question:

Am I the only one to notice Rachel’s new heart pins? :love: I think they mean something.

@Taeshi: Paulo’s eyes look strange in the last panel. Anyway, everyone looks so mature now, except Paulo.

@Housey: I believe that it’s 2007 in the BCB world. Tess did mention that it was 2006 in chapter 40, Love My Way. Is Paulo’s dad out of job yet? XD

Hawz October 14, 2013, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #262040

She got Paulo a TEDDY BEAR for his birthday? Man, and in front of David too… his manliness image is going to plummet like a stone XD

Sambo October 14, 2013, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #262041

this moment in one word: “awwwww <3” … I would like to say that, really, but with the situation with Lucy this is gonna be “ohhh .. shieeeeet!!” XD

Knight-A October 14, 2013, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #262042

Mad Lucy x 8-) FOREVER!

I wanna know what happened to Lucy! She’s my fave character. I just finished reading this whole thing tonight.

Sabby October 14, 2013, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #262043


Mr-Hero-Bio October 14, 2013, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #262044



Turanis October 14, 2013, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #262045

@Suitcase: Oh, hello Suitcase! Wait, time change? But I can’t handle change! D:

Hawz October 14, 2013, 9:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #262046

Ahhh they are a really cute couple! She looks so happy to be with Paulo ^u^ Even though I’m all for Paulo x Lucy, this ship is really cute.

Uboa October 14, 2013, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #262047

I hope this is a happy chapter. Happy hour doesn’t necessarily mean happiness, but how bad could it be? :D

I hope I didn’t just jinx myself.

Hawz October 14, 2013, 9:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #262048

Gee, I wonder who’s birthday it is.

Trubeque October 14, 2013, 9:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #262049

Happy birthday paulo, and I hope its happy hour damn so much tension in the last chapter…but isn’t the teddy bar over doing it?

@sabby oooh dude, sucks for you

lov/hate/hurt October 14, 2013, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #262050

Mabey its racheals bday. That would eliminate the teddy bear and time jump theories

Nahuoth October 14, 2013, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #262051

@Nahuoth if that’s the case Paulo is screwd because he probably forgot

lov/hate/hurt October 14, 2013, 9:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #262052

Wow, she’s really being sweet. That’s adorable, but not surprising. Makes a lot of sense to me. No, I’m not being sarcastic, I really think this.

HLTH October 14, 2013, 10:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262053

5 Great things about 8-)X :P:
1.) They have great chemistry
2.) They have things in common, I recall Paulo saying, “Hey, you like the same **** as I do!” I assume they have other things in common.
3.) Rachel seems to have some type of dominance over Paulo, and is more likely to stop him from doing stupid things. Sue believes that Rachel is a good influence on daisy, why not Paulo?
4.)Paulo’s relationship with Rachel would not change certain things about him like Tess and Lucy would. You could argue that.
5.)Rachel clearly likes, and cares about Paulo.

5 Potential ship sinkers:
1.)The obvious one, Lucy.
2.)Paulo’s personality.
3.)Possibility of pregnancy. I highly doubt this one, this ain’t Degrassi.
4.)Possible Daisy interference? Paulo did tell her that he broke up with Jasmine for Lucy.
5.)The cat and dog racial thing. I also highly doubt this one.

@Taeshi: I’ve been on board this ship ever since I read the Starting Over Summary. I really enjoy your work, and not just because of the ships. You’re a really amazing artist Taeshi! :love:

Hawz October 14, 2013, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #262054

My favorite Shipping :love:

Ñ October 14, 2013, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #262055

I don’t ship it, but it’s so cute. ; ~ ;

Wat October 14, 2013, 10:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #262057

You can never get over Rachel’s puppy eyes.

Rachel stuffed her pants in her boots, she’s afraid to get her pants dirty outside? Those boots seem very comfy. I want them!

@PDF: Perhaps this answers your question:
Leaving_Home, page 9

Hawz October 14, 2013, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #262058

@Nahuroth: Maybe it’s Jessica’s birthday, she is her best friend after all.

Hawz October 14, 2013, 11:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #262059

Coincidentally, today happens to be my birthday too, so seeing this is pretty awesome! Even though the balloons and bear are for someone in the comic (I’m gonna guess Jessica), this strip made my day~! :D

Oceanus92 October 14, 2013, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #262060

your potential ship sinkers number 3 is invalid: Abby’s foster parents are cat and dog and it was stated then that they couldn’t reproduce, wouldn’t the same be said for Paulo and Rachel?
And while Paulo did say he loved Lucy, I doubt she will have any leverage in the matter against PauloXRachel. This ship, unlike PauloXLucy, is agreeable to me.

carcinoGeneticist October 14, 2013, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #262061

Ah hell no!
God no!
Mad Lucy
This is not okay man, not cool paulo, not cool

Red-Fezz October 14, 2013, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #262062


isabelle October 14, 2013, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #262063

I love how Taeshi draw Paulo in the last panel, cool :)

eagle October 14, 2013, 11:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #262064

nominating a new ship lucyxpauloxrachel i think we can all agree its for the best

DinR October 14, 2013, 11:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #262065

Oh Rachel, you *would* be one to wear uggs, wouldn’t you.

Ellie October 14, 2013, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #262066

I’ve seen this movie before it doesnt end well.

matt October 14, 2013, 11:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #262067

and i think its rachels b day the dates would line up much better irl (paulos b day was 6months ago, this comic shouls end 01012014 one month and 10 days from rachels b day and it the comic didnt newyears pass recently)

DinR October 14, 2013, 11:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #262068

Hmmm…… :|

Random dude October 14, 2013, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #262069

@carcinoGeneticist: Smart observation. :D

Hawz October 15, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #262070

Okay, who am I supposed to ship Paulo with? I can’t figure it out anymore. List of characters I have at one point in time shipped with Paulo: Daisy, Lucy, Tess, Rachel, Mike, David, Jasmine. My emotions don’t know what to do with him anymore. Give me guidance, oh wise ones.

Patrick October 15, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #262071

I can be happy with this pairing.

SpiritWolf15x October 15, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #262072

As cute as PauloxRachel is, I still think PauloxMike might just be even cuter, albeit much less likely.

Patrick October 15, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #262074

Truner, thanks for pointing out the secret you discovered! It is fixed now, haha.

SuitCase October 15, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #262075

Rachel’s being unusually cute right now. O_o

Dudeler October 15, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #262076

This is very anime!

V October 15, 2013, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #262077

lol dat Suit Case taking up Tae’s place.

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

Comment ID #262078

*****! Paulo it’s like you don’t even care about Lucy anymore! If you really cared about you wouldn’t let Rachel hang all over you! And Rachel you are being really adorable :love:

Kami October 15, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #262079

V, which anime? Never seen one with characters being so openly affectionate, and I’d definitely be interested. Would make a great change of pace to the normal tsundere/will they won’t they tug of war.

jubs October 15, 2013, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #262080

Come on now people! Just cause she is being friendly doesnt mean ships will sail. :P <—Rachel has always been the playful type towards 8-)

Most likely she is just being extra nice to him since its his Birthday.

wolven_DM October 15, 2013, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #262081

Paulo. You have a literally bitch looking to jump your bones. You like her, she’s fun, she’s got your sense of humor and for forksakes boy, she’s not crazy! KISS HER YOU FOOL!

That damn cat October 15, 2013, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #262082

asdfghjkl- Rachel stop being so cute ;-;

Furball October 15, 2013, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #262083

I ship these two so much! They make the best couple, and Paulo can finally find someone who cares about him too and ISN’T infatuated with anyone else. No weird love triangles, no drama, just romance
8-)x :P 4ever

SIGxMUNDx808 October 15, 2013, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #262084

-sigh- I really need to keep my shipping feels in check……

8-) x :P

Man, I love Rachel, she’s such a sweetie :D

Subaru October 15, 2013, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #262085

Soon… The mystery of slutiness

Angel October 15, 2013, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #262086

@matt lol I got the reference

Who_know_one October 15, 2013, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #262087

My god I really love the last panel such a well done angle on our friend Paulo!

Scarab October 15, 2013, 3:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #262088

Well this will be interesting, if he is still mulling over what Sue said to him about Lucy and his attitude towards her could effect how he will handle Rachael. We don’t know how they class their relationship atm friends, bf/gf, **** buddies. I can see Paulo hurting another girl who has feelings for him over his feelings for Lucy.

Paulo’s look of surprise in the bottom middle panel seems like “where are those hands going?”

Chrisd765 October 15, 2013, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #262089

What a gorgeous final panel, good stuff! :D

GLeDOS October 15, 2013, 4:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #262090

noooooooo xD (yes)

Tacsi October 15, 2013, 4:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #262091

ahhhh no! This can’t be happening! D:
*still shipping LucyxPaulo hard* Mad Lucy

on the plus side, Rachel looks adorable! I may not ship those two, but she’s real cute <3

TechnicolorDream October 15, 2013, 4:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #262092

Awwwie! :3

SeasonPrecure October 15, 2013, 4:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #262093

You really have made a great improvement on your artwork. Way to go taeshi :D

catlovers October 15, 2013, 5:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #262094


Jessica U. Ingmann October 15, 2013, 6:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #262095

Aaaaa, shes such a cutie! <3
..are those uggs?

Liridiandandan October 15, 2013, 7:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #262096

I prefer Paulo and Rachel. Rachel is warm and shows that she cares Paulo, and Paulo seems to have a good time with her (though I don’t think he deserves her TBH)
I like Lucy but I don’t think she’s ready for a relationship with anyone at the moment. She has real dependency issues and I think she needs to learn to cope with those before she has a healthy relationship.

Dolphinbread October 15, 2013, 7:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #262097

Rachel is the cutest **** ever. However, seeing how Lucy has been in paulo’s heart from the very beginning it seems she doesn’t have really good chances. He dropped Jasmine for Lucy and will drop Rachel too.

Unless of course he gets over her, which might or might not happen. It’s impossible to draw any conclusions before Lucy gets back in the picture.

Hicks October 15, 2013, 8:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #262098

I like them as a couple! They’re cute together!

Bioniclema90 October 15, 2013, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #262099

Let’s wait and see how “happy” the “hour” will be.

HongKat October 15, 2013, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #262100

Looks like Yashy isn’t the only ‘one track minded’ character in the comic.
Nice job Paulo, you managed to shove dirt on all of the respect I had for you, with these last few chapters after Lucy left… :nope:
But I still hate Mike more :P

B-Dawg October 15, 2013, 9:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #262101

This is totally not gonna end up in Rachel’s bed. No sir …

7 October 15, 2013, 9:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #262102

woah super time jump

wr3h October 15, 2013, 10:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #262103

The cutier, the sweetier the page, the more chances of her heart breaking. (O my god this is the cutest thing ever :love: I want her to hug me!!!) Ehem, This is adorable, she is adorable. I’d love for this couple to have a shot, but i just know she’s going to be turned down. For a girl who can’t remember what her first time’s name is, she has shure got it bad for this cat. I love seeing her emotions, when she’s happy, god damn is she happy. When she’s sad, O boy is she sad. When she’s angry u better find shelter. Racheal i love u, u little s l u t. Hey i’m just like paulo and i can’t remember the name of my first time either, what do u say? ;)

JustSomeCritic October 15, 2013, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #262104

Looks like this is going to develop into another trip for Paulo to Rachel’s bed? ;)

On a more serious note. What’s up with all the PauloxLucy shippers? Screw that, I’m for MikexLucy all the way! :love:

Yakamaru October 15, 2013, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #262105

I think she may have fallen for him during the timeskip. Note her ears - the little wings are gone, they’re hearts now. And she hugged him with a hi without even mentioning physical.

Guessing October 15, 2013, 10:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #262106

Are you ready to Party?!

Keyblade Dragon October 15, 2013, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #262107

Only need an extra hour, we’ll get to know what’s Paulo’s feeling at the moment.

HongKat October 15, 2013, 11:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #262166

GASP souppy you have an icon nowwwwww

Carindel Girl October 15, 2013, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #262224

Folks, what made you even think it was Paulo’s birthday? It’s clearly Rachel’s birthday, whenever a high school student’s birthday is on a school day or is coming, their friends give them presents like balloons, flowers or even a stuffed animal. If it’s on a school day, their friends give them b-day presents during school hours.

Michelle October 16, 2013, 11:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #262226

I just realized that Paulo’s eyes resemble Werther’s Original.

Hawz October 16, 2013, 12:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #262362

@Hawz: Brilliant! XD

Sambo October 17, 2013, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #262514

I just realized paulo looks kinda like Tails from Sonic the hedgehog.

Bellthegaomon October 19, 2013, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #284617


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