80. Happy Hour, page posted 12/10/13

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Comment ID #269693

Oh Paulo…

Pokelova December 10, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #269694

Sympathy for Abbey, but nobody to pay attention to poor Paulo… he must be more immature than even he thought…

jhornb02 December 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #269695

Lol awkward Paulo tho.

thehungryllama December 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #269696

Poor Abbey. Dang it Paulo! Understand the moood.

VolnuttN7 December 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #269697

Aw, Paulo! I’ve done that, too. But it was just a kid who tripped. D:

Discord55 December 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #269698

And now he’s starting to see himself being an ***. As much as I like him, he really is an ***.

Venorik December 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #269699

Still no sign of Mike… :(

TheLazyCharmander December 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #269700

And the first fatality of the evening!
What? He’ll survive? Then back to the game :-)

5Cats December 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #269701

The longer I read this comic, the more I think Paulo is based off me.

Tksweetsauce December 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #269702

It’s okay, Paulo…I laughed like a looney at that, too.

GobHobblin December 10, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #269703

God Paulo you’re such a douche

Ramona December 10, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #269704

Wait-Who uses tacks with that game now? I thought it was tape. :x

Discord55 December 10, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #269705

Critical hit.

Knux-the-Killer December 10, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269706

Paulo you *** wipe, Abbey just got hurt be more considerate!!

NativeRose December 10, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269707


Eko December 10, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269708

Awkwarddddd. Also, David! Why are you not backing up your friend?!

Albruin December 10, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269709

Its all fun and games till someone gets stabbed….Damn Daisy you scary…

Blaze December 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #269710

Discord, this is australia, land of killer spiders and sand that wants to murder you. They probably still have lawndarts as a safe childhood pass time.

Charles Morissette December 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #269711

I guess Mike must of left. Can’t say I blame him.

Wheatly December 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #269712

I wonder what realization this will bring

Sleepingfox December 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #269713

Jeez Abbey as much as I like you, that probably shouldn’t have hurt THAT much.. It was just a pin or tack. Probably would just be the same as a needle, wouldn’t it?

Gabba December 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #269714

This just goes to show that pin-the-tail on the donkey, as well as other games that involve sharp/blunt objects (such as hitting a piñata) carry significant risks for injury, ESPECIALLY with alcohol involved. I have to applaud David for introducing this idea.

Good job David, good job.

Also… where DID our fist-catching grey cat run off to?

WeissFox December 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #269715

Dammit Taeshi…
And here I thought that was just another gag, turns out it was super-cereal and now I feel bad :C
But maybe it was supposed to be played off that way so everyone laughing at the last page would be like “Oh wait…”
This comic gets more serious by the chapter.

TBlackfeet December 10, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #269716

It’s nice that people care that Abbey is hurt! I was worried that they wouldn’t

DZ December 10, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #269717

Goddamn this chapter is just chockfull of the Cerebus Syndrome isn’t it? It’s starting to really annoy me now. But, that’s how Bittersweet Candy Bowl rolls y’know?

Twiggy December 10, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #269718

And I return, for a brief, rather pointless comment! YAAAY!

I’ve never been stabbed by the tacks they used to use, but something tells me it would be painful. I don’t know, maybe it was the look on Abby’s face as he went from “meh” to “Wait… Ow” to “OWW D:” Or maybe I’m paranoid and it feels amazing. I dunno. But now, Daisy’s emote makes since: ;_;

Poor Abby, stabbed by his girlfriend. And then Paulo, finding this funny when nobody else does, then getting the stink eye. I feel bad for them.

Edit: Twiggy, are you related in any way to Twilly? D:

Lost_Cookie December 10, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #269719

Turns out it’s not cool being so immature and cruel.

etyb December 10, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #269720

Lucy would have smirked. :smirk:
Very effective illustration of showstopper effect.

StraightFace December 10, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #269721

@Gabba You have to remember that Daisy slammed the pin into his arm, so it’s gonna be in pretty deep. D:

TheLazyCharmander December 10, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #269722

“It’s all fun and games, until someone gets hurt”

TheXtreme(YM) December 10, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #269723

kind of interesting actually, Paulo’s reaction. it really goes along with that same “haha it’s funny” and “who cares” attitude Mike accused everyone of having towards him and Lucy!

Busty Laroo December 10, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #269724

I like how everyone is dissing on paulo even though they did pretty much the same thing last page :/

Moitsu Blackheart December 10, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #269725


I love how unbiased you are Veronica. In just a handful of pages all of Mikes friends completely forgive him for running Lucy away and were straight back to ******** on Paulo.

Grade A+ **** man.

Vigtyr December 10, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #269726

Poor Abbey lol he keeps getting hurt.

Paulo…. You so drunk.

Is Mike crying in the bathroom? Are we gonna have to get a stomach pumping done, and find a Lucy in le hospital for a checkup or sumthin? Hmmmm???

silveryogurt December 10, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #269727

poor paulo.

this page seems like a sad, massive “slapstick is over” tag that fell on the entire comic…

boh... December 10, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #269728

Also Paulo is basically us from yesterday’s comic to today’s.. “OoooOooohhhLOL SHE PUT IT IN HIS ARM LOLOL CARTOON HIJINKS” and then “ohhhh no Abbey owww that hurt didn’t it oops”

Gabba December 10, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #269729

Good job, Paulo. You kinda look like a dick.

Ashe December 10, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #269730

Yep. Really tough night for Paulo.

Zott December 10, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #269731

I like how this and the last page pretty much sums up the entire tonal shift of the comic. Also, Paulo continues to prove Jasmine right.

Floweramon December 10, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #269733

Poor Paulo, I feel for ya buddy.

melancholia December 10, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #269734

Oh Paulo, as much it may look hilarious, you gotta learn to grow up and take things more serious :)

EvilKitty3 December 10, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #269735

Wow, Daisy’s going to have to apologize a lot to Abbey after the inevitable hangover. And he will forgive her and everything will be back to the way it was…….


Dr.Chopper December 10, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #269736

Hm, what’s that Paulo? I thought you didn’t do awkward.

Juicebox December 10, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #269737


V1A2 December 10, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #269738

A stabbing is never funny Paulo.

Hawz December 10, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #269739

Can we all stop looking at Paulo, and point fingers at the dumb bitch that stabbed Abbey? Seriously, she is the worst drunk on the planet. Someone needs to sit her down and force her to drink water and eat food and be sent to sleep. Immediately.

She’s punching him in the balls, begging for drunk sex, confusing her still obvious feelings to Mike in front of Abbey, and now she stabbed him. What a bitch. Alcohol is no excuse to be a blind to basic consideration to everyone one else in the room. Way to keep it classy Daisy. Honestly. :/

Lickit&stickit December 10, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #269740


Someone told me that she gets his character from her husband’s personality or something. Or that Sandy’s relationship mirror their own long distance thing. I dunno, hard not to be bias if you base a character off the person you love.

Lickit&stickit December 10, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #269741

Haha this is getting better and better. Awkward Paulo ftw

MoonlightAroraa December 10, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #269742

And that is how you feel alone in a room full of people.

Anon December 10, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #269743

Really hope Abbey doesn’t break up with Daisy after this is all said and done.

SnowyPaint December 10, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #269744

@Albruin: When has David ever supported Paulo?

Moogle December 10, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #269745


He sure should. I would. She doesn’t really love him, she practically admitted she wasn’t over “Mikie”

In addition to all the other crap she’s pulling.

Lickit&stickit December 10, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #269746

Honestly, that now everybody shooshes at paulo for laughing is not really realistic, especially since normally it´s not nearly as serious as the people in the comic make it out to be. :(

Tails December 10, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #269747

Paulo…I know those feels, man. I know those feels so well. :(

Gazri December 10, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #269748

Wow I would be dying laughing and I would not even care if others were not. Every one else are just sticks in the mud. It was just a thumb tac slap a bandage on it and move on with it.

max December 10, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #269749

Paulo, I’m with you. IT WAS FUNNY XD

The party didn’t stopped after all the angst.
But it stops now? Because of a pin?

Chabli December 10, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #269750

It’s all fun in games until someone’s bleeding XD;;;

Chocothunda December 10, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #269751

Ow no! Abbey has a little pin whole in his arm. STOP THE PARTY AND EVERYONE LOOK OVER HERE! But I’m with paulo that was ****ing hilarious. I’m sure Abbey won’t be to mad at daisy she is just a little intoxicated. I wouldn’t be mad at all.

Blue fox December 10, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #269752

This particular comic is getting longer and longer, and more and more _boring_ . End it already!!

Kaktus December 10, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269753


Ellie December 10, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269754

This is all going to lead up to something…idk what it is but i have a feeling.

Miki December 10, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #269755

Looks like Abbey ended up getting penetrated before Daisy did.

Rick Astley December 10, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #269756

@ StraightFace
I was going to say that too!

Beta December 10, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #269757

Abbey has a bit of a ”dat ***’ face with him biting his lip

bunnyclub258 December 10, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #269758

So Mike went away a wile ago… and now I see Paulo like this… I get the feeling I know where this is going… not sure if I like it tough…

Vanilla December 10, 2013, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #269759

As we say in the army, MEDIC.

starfighter105 December 10, 2013, 2:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #269760

Dat awkward moment… Jasmine was right, he is so immature espesially when drunk.

Keyblade Dragon December 10, 2013, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #269761

It’s okay Paulo. We all were with you in laughter yesterday.

Hylebos December 10, 2013, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #269762

Maybe Paulo will finally realize that being a dick and laughing at other peoples pain and misfortunes isn’t cool.

Dracain December 10, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #269763

Did Mike really leave the party? Or is he just in the bathroom or something? And come on Paulo a tack to the arm is not funny.

$adiq December 10, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #269764

Note that Mike is not seen within the crowd of worrying faces. I sense yet another Paulo and Mike bromance moment. Who knows, I could be wrong :/

Random dude December 10, 2013, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #269765

Aww SNAP!!!!! To be fair with him i’m pretty sure we all laughed hard when it happened, so dont be too hard with him people.

Chuck U_U December 10, 2013, 3:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #269766

Kill them.

Rowboat Girlyman December 10, 2013, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #269767

Well sure it was funny. But if Abbey really got hurt then that aint funny no more. In real life people wouldn’t laugh if your friend got hurt (unless your friend is laughing and is not hurting that much), they would find it also serious. Paulo laughed even though he should have noticed how everybody reacted. Tells me that he doesn’t really focus on what is around him :/. Then again, Paulo and Abbey have never been that great friends.

I’m not trying to be mean to Paulo 8-). It’s just that many people have been commenting that they would have laughed also and that Paulo shouldn’t feel bad :/. I find that pretty much untruthful. I doubt that people would laugh at their friend for getting hurt if your friend finds it not funny. I don’t think you should cheer Paulo on by saying its alright and that you would laugh also. Your just encouraging him to laugh more during serous moments. He should learn from this.

Jonas97face December 10, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #269768

I think that Paulo will start to be less a kid, and in somepoint will date Jasmine again

Cryotic December 10, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #269769

I don’t understand why people are mad at Paulo in the comments.

Zan December 10, 2013, 3:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #269770

Come on Abby, it’s a tack with a leather strap attached to it. It’s basically a slightly larger metal splinter

Fellow bro December 10, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #269771

Bravo, Paulo. Bravo

Mr-Hero-Bio December 10, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #269772

(heavy) MEDIC!!!!

Mr-Hero-Bio December 10, 2013, 3:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #269773

Like. If it was something really bad, sure. But it was a tack. Yea, those hurt, but not enough to make everyone really sad and worried. Hell, Abbey looks FINE in the last panel. I think everyone is over-reacting and honestly, in a party, someone slightly gets hurt (yes, slightly, tell me that’s excruciating pain and I’ll call you a liar) would normally be a funny thing.
Is that immature? No. That’s how MOST friends are.
If not, then they’re not your friend.

Zan December 10, 2013, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #269774

You guys are all forgetting something: Paulo’s DRUNK.

You all laughed yourself when Abbey was hurt, and all of a sudden you’re attacking Paulo for doing the same thing YOU DID. Y’all are hypocrites, ffs.

Wat December 10, 2013, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #269775

Sorry, but that was no way a serious moment, also it was just a little pin and not a gunshot wound.
Put a patch on it and everything is ok again. Also, it indeed WAS a rather funny situation, so he has the right to laugh about it. And honestly, that the others treat it so overdramatically serious as if his whole arm got cut off in a blood fountain is more unrealistic than him laughing at it.And branding him immature for laughing when the others are clearly reacting totally overdrasmatic is rather stupid imo.

Tails December 10, 2013, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #269776

We’ve all been in such a situation. The only one who laughs, whether its a bad joke or laughing at someone getting hurt.

MeowBirdy December 10, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #269777


Well let me put than differently (though I don’t agree with that it may not be a serious injury).

You shouldn’t laugh at your friends if they don’t think its funny. Tell me that its ok to laugh at my friend if he hurts himself but doesn’t find it to be funny :/. Look at the first panel. Don’t look at Paulo. Look at Daisy and Abbey.

Also Paulo called Abbey an idiot. For being stabbed? Well I don’t find that really friendly nor funny.

Jonas97face December 10, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #269778

oooh buurnn

But seriously, Its also a “group decision” whether something like this is funny or not. In this case, Paulo happened to be in the minority.

Not saying he is immature for laughing, it just wasn’t the majority opinion.
Flip the situation, and suddenly the one NOT laughing is the one that needs to “lighten up”.

Silent fan_until now December 10, 2013, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #269779

Paulo you stupid dumb. :P

Also Mikey where did you goooooooooo D:

Lizzie December 10, 2013, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #269780

I´ve been in a similar situation to abbey once (through not exactly the same) and i can assure you that it´s not a serious injury. Even my brother laughed his butt off when i told him about it.

And well i still think that ws pure overreacting on abbeys and Daisys part (maybe due the alcohol?).
They will propably laugh about that later on too.

Tails December 10, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #269781

Meh. Nobody is going to talk to Paulo about his problems, so this will have to do. He realizes that he was not the best of people either (hopefully). I like Paulo (sometimes). But he does not take other people seriously enough. He has previously hurt people by assuming that opinions, emotions and non-physical actions do not matter. Hopefully, this will make him realize that injuries do not just disappear, and that other people’s minds matter a lot.

Often, the difference between a funny wound and an unfunny one is blood or visible injury. we might laugh at someone who walked into a pole or tripped on their face. But tears, bruises, and especially blood mark a serious wound. We don’t laugh at those with paper cuts or scraped ankles or friction burns or at crying children. There was a funny circumstance, but the wound itself was not funny - that’s what makes everyone sober up immediately. One might laugh about it later, especially if it was not serious. But, one would be laughing at the circumstances, not at the wound. When it happens, it’s super-serious.

Lordofrye December 10, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #269782

It’s not funny you idiot. :/

Otter guy December 10, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #269783

Seriously abby.. It’s just.a tack.. should we call an ambulance for u so they can surgically remove your tack.. WIMP! BE A MAN DAMMIT!

lucy_is_the_best December 10, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #269784

I would have laughed if I had got hit by the tack. Like “OUCH sheesh, hahaha, freakin’ A, though…but it’s okay. ” It’s funny, poor Paulo.

Switch December 10, 2013, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #269785

Panel 4, Daisy has a human nose! O:

lucyloo December 10, 2013, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #269786

Wow, suddenly you’re all saints. Suddenly Paulo is the only one who laughed when Abbey got stabbed on the first page. I saw almost all you guys laughing your asses off at it just last page and now it’s all ******* to do that, now it’s bad. Well, hypocrites, I just want to say FRICK YOU.
I found it funny on the last page too. Obviously Paulo didn’t realize the seriousness of Abbey’s injuries and tried to, as always, mend the silence with a little laughter.
Stop banging on him for doing the same thing you did last page, readers. Totally uncool.

Parasite December 10, 2013, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #269787

Sigh really Paulo? :(

Jayden December 10, 2013, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #269788

you blew it dude you really blew it :(

star December 10, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #269789

Seems like a pretty crappy party. I would have left hours ago.

GooltheFool December 10, 2013, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #269790

You messed up everything you party pooper! shouldn’t have said anything Mad Lucy

star December 10, 2013, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #269791

What I find interesting is that now both Mike and Paulo have fallen into the back of the crowd. Honestly this is a huge point in my opinion and should be noticed, though I have no idea how much it will be.

The two who thought they were the deepest in the crowd, have now fallen out. Paulo is realizing how he really acts towards others, as is Mike. However they are not exactly the same. Mike is more feeling bad about his treatment towards Lucy, Paulo is feeling bad about his treatment of Abbey and other friends. The two are developing a bit of self reflection, which makes them a lot a like.

I like though how Mike shrunk back a bit on his own, wanting a moment to himself. While on the other hand Paulo kind of was just left from the crowd, due to his “inappropriate” reaction to Abbey’s injury. While it’s normal, or rather not uncommon, for a person to laugh at other peoples injuries (if they don’t die) because it can be funny (I admit, I laughed at Abbey for a moment) in this situation other people felt bad for Abbey, rather than thinking the situation was funny, like Paulo. Even David is colored as the rest of the crowd. While David was more part of the group, Paulo was not. Paulo is fading out from his old friends, not changing with the others or forming to the rest of the group. To me I see him drift away from the rest of the group the longer that Lucy is not there. It’s like Lucy was Paulo’s rock, and he’s slowly falling apart without her. Where Mike was Lucy’s rock, and she broke without him.

However Mike is almost doing this to himself, when he broke Lucy like he did he thought at first he won. The group of friends were his, Lucy was not a problem anymore. However now that he realizes that he’s messed up and went WAY to far with his outburst towards Lucy he is pulling away from the group. Sometimes tells me he feels as if he maybe no longer deserves the old friends, as some of them he gained (and kept) via a connection with Lucy if I remember correctly. Not all, but a few, while some Lucy gained from Mike and his connections.

So it seems the rest of the old group can hold together on their own, however it seems Mike and Paulo can’t keep aboard the ship without their white kitty-cat around.

I wonder if next scene we’ll see Mike and Paulo having some more heart-to-heart, one-on-one chatting as the rest of the crowd deals within themselves.

But I could totally be reading waaaay to much into this.

<3 Cat people ;)

FireFang December 10, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #269792

Still have no idea why no one is blaming Daisy for her behavior towards Abbey the entire night. :/

Forget Paulo, this is all Daisy’s fault.

Lickit&stickit December 10, 2013, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #269794

anyone else notice Daisy holding up her rosary/cross necklace?

me December 10, 2013, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #269795

He is drunk guys… give the guy a break… Poor Paulo suddenly sees what Sue was saying in Critical Hit….

;_; :unsure:

Anu December 10, 2013, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269796

@me, I think she just removed the tail-pin-thing from Abbey’s arm.

Anonymous December 10, 2013, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #269797

I just don’t get it again!
They are high school kids in a party with alcohol and the party has been going on for a while, long enough for most to be inebriated by now. Yet the crowd seems to be behaving like 30 year olds at a charity ball. Some light dancing, lots of mingling, eating snacks without making a mess, etc. Heck, I’ve been to family birthdays were the adults drink, laugh and do all kind of silly shenanigans alongside the kids there. It seems like the only ones behaving like actual teenagers are the protagonist’s click.

I get that you’re trying to project an alienating age gap effect but damn, I think you may have overshot it a bit.

TL:DR Teenager crowd in the party are acting way too old for their age.

Rick227 December 10, 2013, 7:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #269798


It’s a comic dude, calm yo titties .____.

And she’s kind of the author. She can do whatever she wants with the story…

Kris December 10, 2013, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #269799


I'll Eat Yourself December 10, 2013, 7:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #269800

And that’s why you always use tape instead of a nail, kids. Seriously, who DOES use a nail these days? I mean seriously, good luck covering up the holes afterward!

I'll Eat Yourself December 10, 2013, 7:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #269801

Heheheh. Paulo needs to stop being a face.

Mikika Hatari December 10, 2013, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #269802

Remember Jr High?……… Jr High was AWESOME

Huh? December 10, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #269803

Look a male Lucy.

Spartacus December 10, 2013, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #269804

someone just got stuck bro, show a little respect. geez..

Whistleblower December 10, 2013, 8:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269805

D: I feel sorry for Paulo right about… *wait 5 seconds*… Now :nope:

Lyrix December 10, 2013, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #269806

Well **** I laughed too. If I were there I would be chucking it up with Paulo. It’s not the fact that he got stabbed by his girlfriend, it’s how he got stuck. That was hilarious. What was he focusing on that he did not see daisy coming with a sharp object lol

Just saying December 10, 2013, 8:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #269807

He just got stabbed with a thumb-tack so why is everyone so serious?
Then again, it is DAVID’S thumb-tack …
Could have some lead in there …
That’d explain a lot …

Chinatsu December 10, 2013, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #269808

Just received my Ask Roseville High book, and I gotta ask… are these books used? When I touched mine, it was all sticky with bent corners and creases on the spine :/

xox December 10, 2013, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #269809

Everyone’s like “Where’s Mike?!” and I’m here like
“…Is he even gone?”
Either I’m an airhead or everyone’s reading waaaaaay too much into this.

Somewhat December 10, 2013, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #269810

i think this is kind of more of a case showing how paulo needs to mature. since no one else is laughing, it’s telling him that he needs to show a little more care. but that’s just me

Muffie Winchester December 10, 2013, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #269811

The books are like the content.
Sticky, bent, and of low quality.

But seriously ask for a refund.

Eli December 10, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #269812

There are way too many serious faces at a drinking party full of teenagers. I get that this is a point for Paulo to see himself as immature, but COME ON. It’s a pin. Yeah, it hurt. Duh. But not everyone needs to act like he may bleed out.

What I’m saying is that it’s a little silly to have only Paulo find this at least chuckle-worthy. Everyone talking **** about Paulo’s “ridiculously childish reaction” probably don’t interact with a lot of people on a day-to-day basis. >.>
Abbey’s fine, you guys. Yes, he got hurt, but holy damn this is gonna make for an excellent drinking story for them in the future.

Ravako December 10, 2013, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #269813

I feel like this could lead to Abbey breaking up with Daisy. Abbey has some serious issues with loved one hurting others, and I wonder if this incident is going to start to bring up some of his issues.

Kazi December 10, 2013, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #269814


I mean she’s been a terrible person as her drunk classless self. I hope he breaks up with her.

Lickit&stickit December 10, 2013, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #269815

they are all serious now, but this is the kind of thing you laugh of after some time passed. Now we have 2 rejected cats, if Mike did not get too far away, we might catch em having a private chat or something

Kila December 10, 2013, 9:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #269816

yep, paulo is THAT kind of *******

Red December 10, 2013, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #269817

I have a feeling that when it’s Paulo, and all the characters go that off-white color… He is just imagining it.

It’s the same as in the art museum, when he was imagining Mike and Sue talking about how he’s dragging David’s grade down. He overimagines when he gets freaked out/ worked up, due to his huge insecurity issues. The wole party wouldn’t stop for a tac in the arm to one of Rachel’s fling’s friends. I had a friend who stabbed everyone with tacs all the time…. It didn’t even draw blood lol. Abbey is fine, and Paulo is drunk and paranoid.

Silveryogurt December 10, 2013, 10:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #269818

It appears that Paulo isn’t having fun anymore. Poor guy. :(
Sucks being the only person in the room with his kind of personality, eh?
It’s even worse what with his insecurity. I have a gut feeling this is somehow going to spiral into something terrible the longer the party goes on.

That or I’m searching for things with plot significance again. It usually turns out that way but, man, that dramady shift is really showing here.

WellAlright December 10, 2013, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #269819

Yeah… with everyone drinking so much, I’m surprised Paulo is the only one laughing and they’re being so attentive. So begins Paulo’s unnecessary angst part? We’ll see on Friday.

Sanitarium December 10, 2013, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #269820

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c79.0/ p15.html

For a reference to Paulo imagining things…
Does anyone really think that his friends would pay money just to get away from him and then talk about him behind his back? Lol nobody does that.

Silveryogurt December 10, 2013, 10:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #269822

paulo being a total son of a bitch who doesn’t show sympathy towards others, but expects it for himself… typical. :/

my god, i’ve never hated a fictional character so much.

if i ever see someone in life who resembles paulo, i may just kill them.

Thanatos December 10, 2013, 10:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #269823

@Thanatos - And then spend a couple years in jail for murder. For God’s sake, it’s a TEENAGER! He’s bound to make some mistakes! Teenagers are selfish and stupid, and furthermore he’s a DRUNK, stupid teenager. Cut him some slack and knock off the death threats before you get sent away to weave little baskets or press license plates or something. :/

About the comic, shame about Abbey. Hope he’ll be okay and it didn’t pierce any bones or anything vital. I don’t see any blood, but it could be the angle. That’s one way to spice up a party; stab your boyfriend! D: At least it wasn’t intentional.

Zone December 10, 2013, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #269824

Does NO ONE want to talk about how this whole situation has NOTHING to do with Paulo and EVERYTHING to do with Daisy’s actual personality when she’s drunk??? Alcohol is not an excuse for her to do what she’s been doing to Abbey.

ALL of these comments relate to how horrible Paulo is. And like someone pointed out earlier we were all laughing yesterday as a community, and stoning Paulo for doing the same thing.

But we are turning this thing into “PAULO WHAT A DICK!” And we are ignoring the root of all of Abbey’s pain at this party, and her general ****-poor actions leading to this point. All she has done at this party was disappoint and injure Abbey physically and emotionally.

Surely she can’t actually think that she is being a good girlfriend as of late. Honestly. I suppose she’s crying and an emotional drunk, so that makes it okay.

Lickit&stickit December 10, 2013, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #269825

@Lickit&sticket I’m not exactly sure what other points you have (or evidence, rather) of Daisy being a bad girlfriend, other than how she talked to Mike a few pages back.

She was blindfolded this time. It’s not like she could see where she was going (point of the game), and I’m pretty sure Taeshi chose Abbey to be the victim of the pin because he’d obviously forgive her and for comedic purposes (in the previous page, since it’s taken an obvious turn [again]).

As for her saying what she said to Mike, I just don’t see it as a big deal. She does have every right to ask why he picked Lucy over her, after complaining about her so much. And everyone who has read this comic knows how insecure Abbey is. And she did IMMEDIATELY notice him drinking, so it’s not like she was all gone. She’s always been that goody-goody girl who tries to provide comfort—like the little study party when Lucy left.

I just think you’re looking at these things with a little too much drama lol

EDIT: and I’m fully aware that this comic LIVES for drama lol

Hunnikitty December 11, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #269826

Paulo reminds me of the protagonist from that movie with Simon Pegg “The Worlds End”. Everyone else around him is maturing, but he’s staying the same, and thinks everyone will stay the same with him. Eventually he’s going to realize he can’t be 15 forever.

I really hope he doesn’t end up being like that. It would be really sad if he never grew up.

Meridian December 11, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #269827

Can’t tell if Sue’s murder-staring Paulo or worried about Abbey’s injury.
Both seem to work well.

SPECULATOR December 11, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #269828

Timing: it’s what Paulo lacks.

Xeneus December 11, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #269829


My point is she’s been hurting him all night and we are all diverging the focus to Paulo laughing at something we all found funny yesterday.

So yes, at the party, she has proven to be a terrible girlfriend. I still think alcohol brings out the reality of people’s feelings. And we see her pin over Mike. It’s over, Mike liked Lucy. It doesn’t matter why. She’s with someone else.

Lickit&stickit December 11, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #269830

I feel like there is something deeper going on here with Paulo then just a “I’m an ***” sort of thing. That last panel made me feel like Paulo feels all alone and awkward. However I think its because Lucy isn’t here to point out how stupid that as well. True she wouldn’t laugh but she wouldn’t baby anyone over a tak. Or maybe that’s just me thinking too deeply in to things

Insanity December 11, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #269831

Abbey, you wuss. It’s not like she shoved a frickin’ NAIL into yer arm. Though if she did, WHO USES A NAIL FOR PIN THE TAIL ON THE DONKEY?! D8

Jessica U. Ingmann December 11, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #269832

I don’t know…I have a really really hard time believing that Paulo would be the only one laughing right now. :/. If that were my circle, half of them would be taking pictures, more would laugh and would bestow the nickname ‘Donkey Boy’ or ‘The Human Pin Cushion’, and only a couple would help out. Hell even I would be laughing if I was Abbey right now.

Damage December 11, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #269833

The character introspectives are just forthcoming this chapter, aren’t they? Now it’s Paulo’s turn to realize what a douchenugget he is.

buchanen_neket December 11, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #269834

Paulo can’t stand Abbey. Might even hate him. It’s totally mutual.

If someone I hated was hurt in a hilarious situation like that one, I would be laughing so hard. I would not care how many of my friends liked him. Trust me, if the situation was reversed, Abbey would love it (even if he wasn’t as obvious about it) and would be mentally cheering Daisy on.

Paulo and Abbey are not friends. Not even close. If it was his friend that was hurt like that, he might find it funny and laugh later, but he would still be concerned— like most friends.

And he’s DRUNK on top of that.

So cheers, Paulo. 8-)

shadowed_butterfly December 11, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #269835

Some of you folks have never heard of “proper time and place” have you. That’s the whole point, Paulo might not like Abbey but to start laughing at a guy right after he got hurt when he has no idea how bad the injury was (i mean there was a decent amount of blood on Abbey’s sleeve far more than a simple pinprick, for all we know Abbey’s anemic (is that the right term)). That’s what we call “wrong time and place”. Paulo should have kept that on the inside, because it wasn’t the right time to do what he did. Because of the timing it makes him look like a dirtbag.


Stop trying to “recruit” people into your cause. Nobody sees Daisy the way you see her. Mostly because the majority doesn’t look at her actions through fifty-o-vision.

buchanen_neket December 11, 2013, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #269836

Yay! Character Development all around!

PauloXLucy4Evar December 11, 2013, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #269837

Jeez, they’re acting as if Abby were stabbed or… some…thing….. :unsure:

Flame_LoneWolf December 11, 2013, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #269839

I just wanna go up and give paulo a big hug :(

dubstep_kitteh1 December 11, 2013, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #269840


Ughh, your stupidity amazes me, always exceeds my expectations with each post. What did I say that makes me sound like the fifties? I just think she’s being a terrible girlfriend. She doesn’t love him. It’s so obvious. But she’ll play around with his feelings anyway, just because she’s desperately seeking ways to be more mature.

I just think that Daisy is the tactless one at this party, not Paulo. How else am I supposed to see her? She’s been this way since the start of the chapter, and honestly far longer than that. She thinks she’s kind hearted, but she’s really spoiled and self-centered. It’s pathetic. If I recall, you don’t like her either, from her immaturity or something.

So wait, Paulo is a ********* for laughing, but Daisy is totally cool to pine over someone else in front of her current flame, fall all over Abbey when she randomly decides she wants to use him for sex, punch his balls, stab his arm. Totally a romantic catch, she is. Noooooo but Paulo is the real ***. Doesn’t matter that he is wasted, like Daisy. If we are going to hold him accountable, let’s also hold Daisy accountable for her drunk actions, which far exceed a chuckle at the wrong time. Honestly. Sometimes I wonder about you.

Lickit&stickit December 11, 2013, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #269841

Aww, poor Paulo. I hope he doesn’t feel too alienated. It’s not like Abbey got ridiculously hurt (mind you, I understand that tacks can hurt, a lot). I think maybe the party’s over at this point lol time to open gifts~

Tickled December 11, 2013, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #269842

Seriously people… It’s a comic. So stop being all defensive, and stop being dicks over everything.

your mom December 11, 2013, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #269843

@your mom

He brings it out in people honestly. Rarely does he ever argue without insult. You won’t see me get unreasonable with anyone else, and normally he brings it down to that level before I do. It’s hard to stay nice about it especially when he does it with everyone.

Lickit&stickit December 11, 2013, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #269844

Where’s Mikey? Mikeeeyyyyy??

KK December 11, 2013, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #269845

Happy Hour without happy end…

HongKat December 11, 2013, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #269846

Well it was just paoulo in character , showing how oblivious to everyone elses pain he is.

DrackeStalenTorgen December 11, 2013, 3:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #269847

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SuitCase December 11, 2013, 5:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #269849

Deja vu..

Michelle December 11, 2013, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #269851

I like your comment @FireFang

And I agree with ”wrong time and place” @buchanen_neket. It may look silly but what do we exactly know how Abbey feels. Maybe it really hurt him. I’m not gonna call Paulo a idiot or something. I’m just gonna say what he did was wrong and I hope he learns from that.

I agree with you @Lickit&Stickit about that Daisy has been pretty mean to Abbey, but I don’t think she is really trying to. Sure alchohol isn’t much of an excuse. But then again, I doubt that she would be doing this if not on alchohol. Everybody are constantly (most often) pretending to be someone else then who they really are. They pretty much hide most of their real feelings. But alchohol opens you up and you pretty much become your real self (with some adjustments from the alchohol, but you pretty much tell the truth). Daisy has been dreaming about Mike (Pillow talk) even though Abbey is her boyfriend (not related to the talk about alchohol). I’m not gonna say that she is a bitch for that. I think that she is only ”addicted” to Mike. She idolizes him pretty much. So I agree that Daisy is not treating Abbey right. If she really loves him then she has to let Mike go (or let Abbey go if she doesn’t let Mike go).

@Tails I agree that they might laugh about this in the future but like someone commented (sorry I don’t remember who :unsure:) then it isn’t really funny if there is blood or wounds. And it is also not funny if that person cries or if he doesn’t think its funny (the ”doesn’t think its funny” is from me). Again sorry that I can’t remember who commented about the wounds, blood and crying D:.

Also I hope that Paulo and Mike will talk to each other more in the future ;)

Jonas97face December 11, 2013, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #269852

“anyone else notice Daisy holding up her rosary/cross necklace?”

she’s holding the donkey tail. you can see the end of the tack from it; meaning she pulled it out of his arm at this point. she was never wearing anything other than a pearl necklace like usual.

and seriously, it’s a damn tack. No one would have stopped the party if daisy got in abbey’s way and resulted in him stubbing his toe, which is probably about the same about of pain. Certainly more jarring because sharp objects, but ultimately, it is not a big deal.
I think the situation hasn’t exactly been executed well…but hell let’s see where we go from here.

another anon December 11, 2013, 11:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #269853

I wouldn’t flame Paulo for what he did. He obviously realizes by the reaction of others that it wasn’t a good idea to laugh afterall so he isn’t really an ******* but hey, nobody goes serious or anything when Paulo got hurt and if I dare to say, worse than Abbey? To a kid like him a pin in the arm is not that big deal 8-) I find it more awquard how everybody gets all serious over that incident as if he fell of third floor or something but atleast they don’t yell at Paulo

EvilKitty3 December 11, 2013, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #269854

@Jonas97face: One point I have to add is that Paulo likely couldn’t control his laughter. Unless you actively try to control it frequently and know a definite method to stop it, it is very difficult to stop your own laughter in inappropriate situations, and sometimes, trying to control it just makes it worse. His laughter wasn’t actually ‘wrong’ as such due to how hard it is to control, it was just inappropriate for the situation at hand, and he didn’t actually know how serious it was until after he had already laughed.

And frequently people do laugh BEFORE they actually know how serious things are. If your best friend faceplants suddenly or runs into a door, chances are that you’ll laugh immediately before you even know if they are alright. Once it is confirmed whether they are or not, then what will happen is if they are fine, you might laugh again about how silly it was but if they aren’t, you’ll be distracted by thoughts of getting them the help that is required but also, you’ll feel terrible for laughing in the first place, which is how Paulo is feeling now.

Moogle December 11, 2013, 12:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #269925


Do YOU want a push pin jammed into one of your major muscles??? That would hurt SOOOOOO badly!

Pechymeister December 11, 2013, 8:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #269953

This counts as one of those things that’s only funny for few seconds before the sheer gravity of it would make you feel like a heel for thinking its funny in the first place.

Ud the Imp December 12, 2013, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #271679

Paulo hates that kid. BTW is he still mostly sober?

meep January 3, 2014, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #278705

to be fair, it was a little funny.

Purity April 4, 2014, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #280908

in paolo’s defence he is still drunk…

Anon May 9, 2014, 9:58 PM EST.

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