80. Happy Hour, page posted 12/2/13

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Happy Hour — Page 36
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Veronica: oh right it’s a party

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Comment ID #268960

I was so scared that what Paulo said was gonna make Rachel cry.

sen December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #268961


Tcj333 December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #268962

i was wondering when they would get cake XD

Mariasona December 2, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #268963


Googlegwn December 2, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268964

Yeah guys, it a party….gosh XP

ShizuoSora December 2, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268965


Julia KaNeko December 2, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268966

That’s the kind of ‘Yay’ I say when I’m being sarcastic over something bad.

Shiloh December 2, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #268967

I’m glad it wasn’t the parents ;_;

MoonlightAroraa December 2, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268968

This makes it all better. :3 I don’t care what happens next, can’t possibly be that bad to overcome this.

HLTH December 2, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

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Jayden December 2, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268970

That cake is a lie, it doesn’t help with the drama.

Keyblade Dragon December 2, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268971

Well yeah its Rachels party after all, they are self centered

MsMuffinsPrime December 2, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268972

Oh my Lowells. I can’t even right now.

Kindle_kat December 2, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #268973

Well Rach you used to LOVE how they were as you put it “dripping with drama” hope they made your party everything you hoped for. ;) Seriously though love Rachel and her many facets. Happy B-day you old female dog you.

?!? December 2, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268974

Oh right, Rachael… XD

ABwingz December 2, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268975

………. ****ing cliff hanger. 72 hours of nothing but worry for it to be nothing at all.

Ghostface December 2, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268976

Oh well, no more drama for now right ? Right ? :question:
Also, yeah, I forgot that this was a party… :/

Rainbow Blur December 2, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268977

I totally called it, oh yeah -dorkily flails- XD hahaha look at their facial expressions~
Have a good one Rach! :)

Silveryogurt December 2, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #268978

Love the looks on everyone’s face, hard to tell though, are they thinking “act sober, don’t hurl” or “oh yeah that’s why were here”

Chrisd765 December 2, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #268979

Not whatvi expected, but not complaining.

MobileCrusader December 2, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268980

This was not the drama that I was looking for :/

Someone December 2, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268981

But I am glad that it’s not her parents.

Ghostface December 2, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268982

Lmao, I love how this chapter keeps changing lengths. It went from like..35 pages to 41 to 46.

dontworryboutit December 2, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #268983

Omg is that chocolate? Don’t eat it you’ll kill her she’s a dog!

Alfavhunter December 2, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #268984


Okay so now we have 5 more pages of the chapter than we did before.


Silveryogurt December 2, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #268985

Thats one way to change the subject :unsure:..

Fangs December 2, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #268986

Well… Happy damn hour, eh?

Bolgverk December 2, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #268987


I thought I was going crazy at first!

And yeahhhhh this is a party isn’t it?

Samm-y December 2, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #268988

That cake… could easily stand in for a wedding somewhere, all tiered-up and fancy like.

Random Bystander December 2, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #268989

Yay! Awkwardness! :D

Damage December 2, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #268990

Oh yeah it’s Rachel’s Birthday…

Wheatly December 2, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #268991

I had completely forgotten why they were there in the first place.

Fireheart December 2, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

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Vanvoltra December 2, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #268993

What is Daisy doing??? Lol

Who_know_one December 2, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #268994

I was gonna say something like cake heals all wounds. But cake didn’t stop Lucy from leaving…

13lackout December 2, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #268995

Soooo everyone thought Rachel was about to kill herself cause of all that guy talk -_-
Oh hey look a Birthday party!!

Lol December 2, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #268996

Yay some people can have fun! Not sure if the others didn’t hear all the oozing drama going on in the corner, or if they just don’t care, cause they look genuinely happy.
Now maybe its time to dig up out of that deep dark despair

Herumph December 2, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #268997

Lol I love how this chapter keeps getting longer and longer.

Also, NOT what I thought would happen.

Seags December 2, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #268998

Wow many other people thought some problem had occurred (including me XD). Glad that’s not the case. But oooooooo :O. More pages to come. Guess that means more drama is supposed to be added. Love it XD. And happy birthday Rachel :P. It’s time for you to open her presents.

Jonas97face December 2, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #268999

ohh yay! happy birthday ouo” oh right i forgot, my birthday’s tomorrow, but my parents wont be around, but im glad they called in throught the phone to wish me an early bday! i just want a cake for my bday, candle-less. i doubt much will give me anything, but thats okay ^^’

Rg December 2, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #269000

lol I was right about the speech bubble.

boh... December 2, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

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Laufente December 2, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #269002

@Taeshi : I’ll bet that’s how literally everyone in that circle feels

$adiq December 2, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #269003

I thought something was wrong

kami December 2, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #269004

I am going to be perfectly honest - I would not invite these dudes to my birthday party. They are almost literally the worst party guests right now, what with having reached critical drama capacity. I am not… /blaming/ them, entirely, for having reached critical drama capacity, but I feel like maybe it’s okay to be a little selfish on your birthday and want your party to be fun.

Petra December 2, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #269005

Oh wow, it looks like even RACHEL forgot. Don’t think she did, but she looks so surprised XD

Subaru December 2, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #269006

XD Wow, looks like we didn’t have a time-skip after all. They just got drunk THAT quickly. Hehe, looks like we weren’t the only ones who were surprised by this. Ahhh, Taeshi, always keeping us on the edge of our seats. :)

Zone December 2, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #269007

Oh riiiiiggghhhtttt…It was a party. Well then~~ XD

Sojobo December 2, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #269008


Also, I want to eat that star. :love:

Hawz December 2, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #269009

Female version of David is adorable btw

Who_know_one December 2, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #269010

yaaaaaaay…. Party… perfect timing guys…
Me: *facepalm* ._.

Lyrix December 2, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #269011

It was a partey?! Oh YEAH this was a party XD

Othoniel December 2, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #269012

They even look like they forgot it was a party. Daisy looks so guilty about it

Sleepingfox December 2, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #269013

You don´t say 8-D

Mr-Hero-Bio December 2, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #269014


Meridian December 2, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #269015

Oh God, is that a chocolate cake?


nalem December 2, 2013, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #269016

… … wasn’t expecting that. But I love awkward moments.

steelCOYOTE December 2, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #269017

Is no one else gonna mention Fem-David? Cause I kinda wanna know when she showed up XD

Lady Indigo December 2, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #269018

Make a wish Rachel!
Like for your virginity to magically come back again!


Meridian December 2, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #269019

you mean this isn’t group therapy?
or the anti-AA meeting?
Man, they went to the wrong house.

Meridian December 2, 2013, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #269020

Poor Jess.. :unsure:

****** December 2, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #269021

added pages.

Eko December 2, 2013, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #269022

This is not what I expected, this si way better and amusing XD
Predictability? Never in BCB!

PS: Daisy looks… afraid of the cake? ;_;

Chabli December 2, 2013, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #269023

I cannot stop laughing at Daisy’s face, in the last panel. It’s like a magnet; I can’t NOT look at it.

Pax December 2, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #269024

I should give the Most Patient and Understanding nominee more credit. All weekend I was worried she’d be locking herself in the bathroom or something today. :/

MykelTDT December 2, 2013, 3:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #269025

I like how Daisy got stuck in that expression in the last 2 panels, like “Oh **** I forgot this is Rachel’s Birthday Party!” and somehow she pinches Abbey’s cheeks harder in the last panel due to tensing up after realizing it. Love it. XD

Dudeler December 2, 2013, 3:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #269026

Wait. Wait… … Kitt is Rachel’s dad?!

What a twist! 8-D

Jessica U. Ingmann December 2, 2013, 3:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #269027

That terrified and uncertain look on Daisy, given the cheery circumstances, is priceless.

Blank On Purpose December 2, 2013, 3:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #269029

Akward XD well… is a party after all

eagle December 2, 2013, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #269030

yaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy party….
Wait, were all those other people oblivious to what was going on? or maybe they were just like “lol this is gettin emotionalz lets all go get wasted in the kitchen away from dese nerds”

Gabba December 2, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #269031

Dam asses they forgot its her birthday

robyn December 2, 2013, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #269032

Don’t try to act like you’re not drunk/buzzed, guys! XD

SOGx-ray December 2, 2013, 3:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #269033

I thought it was gonna be lucy at the door or something -,-

dubstep_kitteh1 December 2, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #269034

@Ghostface ikr

dubstep_kitteh1 December 2, 2013, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #269035

Damn. Someone already used the “the cake is a lie” gag. Still a pretty akward situation though.

That guy you know December 2, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #269037

Note to self, leave crying kiddies at home.

Lickit&stickit December 2, 2013, 3:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #269038

…so what WERE her older friends doing when they were all angsting?

Vega December 2, 2013, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #269040

Just in time with that cake, there are literally no problems in life that a cake cannot solve.

Alfador December 2, 2013, 4:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #269041

Oh right the party xD I thought something bad had happened to Jessica because of Paulo’s ignorance! I was also starting to wonder where everyone else went xD

Maith1 December 2, 2013, 4:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #269042

I think Rachel’s facial expression is kind of… Well it looks like she feels awkward for the main cast. And the main cast looks like they already feel reeeaaally awkward. And foolish. Because as we have been saying. This is Rachel’s party XD Oh good lord. Even Abbey’s pupils get real tiny. I love how similar yet personal every character’s reaction is <3

Silveryogurt December 2, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #269043

Awww, I thought it was gonna be the parents…that would have been so funny! 8-D

But oooh, kismet disagrees with me.

& What’s going on with the page number? Really, what is going on? :question:

Ammonite December 2, 2013, 4:24 PM EST.

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I'll Eat Yourself December 2, 2013, 4:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #269045

It’s the party that never eeeennnnnndddddsssss! 8-D

Hunnikitty December 2, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #269046


I love that brown girlie dog in panel 1 (the one on the left)! She’s so cuuuuteeee!

Kat Smith December 2, 2013, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #269047


Back to the actual plot, I feel like Mike is probably going to have this in the back of his mind for a really long time… How he was a dick, how he should have been a better friend, how he should’ve told her that he felt hurt by her behavior sooner than he did (Also in a much more polite way). There’s likely to be overwhelming resentment. Even if he does make peace with Lucy.

I wonder who the protagonist really is sometimes :(

CATSILL December 2, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #269050

What a mood whiplash…

Basshu December 2, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #269051

hahaha. Well at least I was right it wasn’t the parents or Lucy returning. And cake is always welcome.

also, taeshiiiiii. Again?! what is going on? Never seen you do this many adds on a chapter before. Especially with how you keep saying you have this stuff preplanned.

buchanen_neket December 2, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #269052

See all those faces. They forgot about Rachel. They feel bad. YOU BETTER BE, YOU DUCKY CATS

gudfsfs December 2, 2013, 6:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #269054


That’s hilarious. I thought it was going to be Rachel calling her own name. “RACHEL! THE REASON THAT IS STOPPING YOU FROM GETTING TOGETHER WITH HER IS RACHEL! BECAUSE I’M YOU’RE GIRLFRIEND!!!”

And then I get this.

I’m gonna pee.

biblioholic December 2, 2013, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #269055

How do you celebrate your birthday without your parents, did they forget?

Furanaka December 2, 2013, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #269056

Goddammit, I should’ve by known by now that cloud-like bubbles = happy emotions.

Wat December 2, 2013, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #269058

Where the hell were they this whole time? Just enjoying the emotional breakdown of drunken teens? xD

That last “yay” is the most sarcastic “yay” I ever did see

RenaissanceVulpine December 2, 2013, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #269060

Oh, Cake yummy. What where we talking bout? ah who cares :’D

Eko December 2, 2013, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #269062

I like the ‘Oshi-’ look on everyone’s faces. Priceless.

Silas December 2, 2013, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #269063

Nothing says happy birthday like your boyfriend is only using you for a quick lay and you are developing feelings for him.

Lickit&stickit December 2, 2013, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #269064

@Lickit&stickit : They’re not actually boyfriend-girlfriend, though.
Paulo wasn’t using her for a «quick lay», he was in a state of emotional breakdown, and accepted the comfort Rachel offered him. He regretted it afterwards. She also offered him emotional support afterwards, fully conscious of the feelings he still had for Lucy.

Sambo December 2, 2013, 8:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #269065

Man, the YAAAAY… sounds so forced XD … even though there is no sound in a comic… goes to show what a great storyteller Taeshi is ;)

Sambo December 2, 2013, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #269066

Aw man, this is awkward as ****. :D I love how uncomfortable Daisy looks in the last panel.

EvilCoffeeInc December 2, 2013, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #269068

I think the looks on their faces are more embarrassment that horror. They just realized that they are at a party. Their eyes shrink because
1) They totally forgot other people existed.
2) They totally forgot that birthday parties are places of happiness, not angst.
3) They feel really guilty for making Rachel work on her special day.

The realization has flabbergasted them all. The half-hearted “yay” comes from being really surprised and embarrassed. I’m surprised they managed even that. And Rachel is super embarrassed because she is like the lens of some giant angst lazor. Hopefully it will all dissipate and they will enjoy themselves. Embarrassment usually dissolves angst, (that’s what a teenager’s parents are for), so hopefully they can relax and properly fix their problems. Let them eat cake!

Lordofrye December 2, 2013, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #269069

Is it just me, or does it look like Daisy is forcing Abbey to smile in the last panel?

GEsque December 2, 2013, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #269070

I did not expect that at all D:

_sorry_girl_ December 2, 2013, 10:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #269071

Bwahahahahahaha. Their faces are hilarious. Oh my goodness.

Kindle_kat December 2, 2013, 10:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #269072

It’s like she forgot it was her own birthday,. too lol

Hunnikitty December 2, 2013, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #269073

Dat moment when the adults never realized that they were drunk as skunks

Justadude December 3, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #269074

That cake looks delicious. 8-D

WellAlright December 3, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #269075

Oh brave little cake; trying to put the happy back in happy hour. XD

Alamoraine December 3, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #269076

Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aake

Mcturtle December 3, 2013, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #269077

The dark brown dog in the first panel is so cute :3

Mego December 3, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #269078

(Ahhhhh… that awkward moment when you remember that this is somebody’s birthday party and that you’ve been bringing down the mood with drunken drama… … Glad I’ve never had that.)

Allsmiles December 3, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #269079


And everything is right within the world :3

Chocothunda December 3, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #269080

The looks on their faces let me know that they just realized that they’re screwing up Rach’s B-Day, lol XD P.S. Poor Rachel, probably one of the WORST B-Days ever… D:

Seiri December 3, 2013, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #269081


Hmmm, i’d agree with that. Personally I felt that it’s a sense of being underwhelmed. With all the drama that just happened it would be kind of hard to get excited about birthday cake in comparison. But your theory’s a good one too. Specifically 1&3.

buchanen_neket December 3, 2013, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #269082

This is really a “happy” hour.

HongKat December 3, 2013, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #269083

Poor Rachel, probably having such a bad birthday. But, then I’m so curios with the next pageeee! ._. Furious Abbey

BlueSky December 3, 2013, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #269084

That brown dog looks like a girl version of David! So cute!

Kimimi December 3, 2013, 8:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #269085

Panels three and four might be one of my favorite things to happen in this comic in a long while

Oh my freakin’ god why did I laugh so hard at this powiehgew

Tom_atlus December 3, 2013, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #269086

Seems like everyone almost forgot poor Rachel!

Luna December 3, 2013, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #269087


I see what you mean. It actually looks like Daisy is forcing to smile in panel 3 and 4. Its like she’s pinching his mouth so it looks like he’s smiling.

Jonas97face December 3, 2013, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #269181

Damn. I was really hoping for a straight answer as to why Mike liked Lucy at all, being as I’m on the side that agrees abusive behavior is abusive regardless of how much “love” is on either side of a cycle of a physically abusive relationship. If it wouldn’t happen at this time, I guess we’ll never see the answer. Maybe that’s enjoyable for people who prefer to infer their own supposition but I really just wanted an answer. <_< But this kind of theme has carried this comic so I suppose it’s par the course. The watercolor’s are still enjoyable and the emotions come through in the art, but for my the story like this may be not my flavor.

Line December 4, 2013, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #269499

XD they ACTUALLY FORGOT that they were at a PARTY!!?? :D :P

Shira Hoult December 6, 2013, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #271868

And I thought Daisy’s party was bad…

Yes January 6, 2014, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #274328

I like the blue eyed Doggy :love: Whats her name??

Feliene February 4, 2014, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #284622


But paulo’s dad is still the best carecter :nope:

TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #285626

Female david name is: davida…….no joke i had no good name

TemplarArchon_Hunter August 24, 2014, 2:50 PM EST.

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