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Comment ID #270780

Rachel, you…. are my favourite

Bolgverk December 19, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #270783

I don’t expect he’ll do the same with Lucy.

Keyblade Dragon December 19, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #270784

Rachel :D

Shani96 December 19, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #270785

Rach, ya kinda went over the red line. Don’t do it again.

Gate-senpai December 19, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #270788

Huh, interesting, guess Rachel still considers Tess a bitch. Thought they had gotten over all that.

Also, goddammit Paulo!!! Notice the great girl right in front of you who’d actually give you the time of day. For crap’s sake the only time Lucy really acknowledged you as a “romantic interest” (not really because she was coming to you while she was “emotional”) was when Mike rejected her. Oh yeah, she was definitely the one.

(and yes i’m aware i’m probably the only one who wants to smack this kid right now.)

buchanen_neket December 19, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #270792

You are the smoothest ever Rach!

…but you must be punished.

Meridian December 19, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #270793

Good job, Rachel. Keep comforting Paulo and putting your foot in your mouth. -_-;

Ashe December 19, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #270794

I think Rachel’s becoming my favorite people.

Kbmulloy1 December 19, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #270795

Oh shut up guys, Rach is still gonna be Rach

Fellow bro December 19, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #270798

(Well… … points for effort…)

Allsmiles December 19, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #270799

Uhhh you could have put that 1 better Rachel…give him a kiss that might help ;)

Jayden December 19, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #270801

Some times it’s good to not talk Rach.

I love how Paulo reminds me of my old Latin friend, who’s with every woman…and thinks every one is THE ONE!

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

Comment ID #270802

oooooh I know where this is going you naughty dog :P

EvilKitty3 December 19, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #270803

Rachel is by far my favourite character atm.

Schist December 19, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #270805

Yep, that’s TOTALLY gonna help him now Rach. XD

Yea, I also had a glitch too and was wondering if it was just on the BCB app. Looks like I was wrong.

Twiggy December 19, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #270807

I still can’t get why Paulo suddenly started to obsess over Lucy. The only time she ever acknowledged him romantically was when Mike didn’t care about her anymore. Other then that she’s always been a bitch to him.
Idk - it makes no sense to me sorry :I
Rachel is so much of a better person then Lucy and Paulo doesn’t see it.

Bla December 19, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #270809

Rachel could be doing other things with that mouth. Far more appropriate things…

..but then she’d wake up with a mouth full of barbs.

Meridian December 19, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #270811

as much of a ladies man as paulo is/used to be all the girls he’s seriously liked have been really REALLY important to him
but especially lucy

Landy December 19, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #270812

OMG I’m early to a page!! buchanen hasn’t even started exploding all over his keyboard yet… (just kidding, pal, I actually enjoy reading your comments, they seem pretty insightful)

buuut back to the comic. Oh my god, Paulo….. I just wanna hug him so bad.
:( my poor little somalí, nothing ever goes his way… but at least he has Rachel by his side now, who is mature enough to compensate for his immaturity :P

FlyingPotato December 19, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #270813

This chapter has made me ship Paulo and Rachel, though I had been somewhat partial to Lucy and Paulo before. Rachel’s so down to earth and understanding, and Paulo is a confused teenage boy. Perfect. #^_^# I’d say that he would be much better to open his eyes and see that, though she is… silly at times (such as now), Rachel really is a great person for him now.

Also, this page was great to thrown in. Rachel being Rachel and offering comic relief.

DokiDoki December 19, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #270814

*sighs* I know you still have a grudge against Tess, but remember who you’re still talking to Rach. :nope:
Anyway, getting over past loves can be difficult for some. It could take more than… How long have Tess and Paulo been off? Half a year at least? To really get over them and move on. I know this from experience. :(

Dudeler December 19, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #270815

@Bla: For Paulo it was love at first sight and he didn’t know how to react at first. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c26/p4.html also check panel 4 of this page.

Oh and just look at the adorable awkwardness… http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c26/p3.html

Also, I doubt Paulo will get over Lucy as easily as Rachel thinks. Tess wasn’t around as long as Lucy and Paulo’s had conflicting feelings when he was dating Tess AND Jasmine… reason(???) oh, because he deeply cares about Lucy to the point where he loves her enough to daydream about their future.

supertails19 December 19, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #270816


i think bla can’t get why he’s obsessing over a girl who wasn’t into him and actively showed it. The only time she was “into him” was when she needed emotional validation that she was desirable (twice). I think that’s what Bla can’t get (same thing here, but myself i more want to smack the kid to wake him up to see reality).

buchanen_neket December 19, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #270817

No Rachell, it’s not like Tess. This goes WAY back… like it was love at first sight that never got the chance to work out for different reasons… :(

Vanilla December 19, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #270818

That “bitch” part was propably just a little slipping on Rachels part (we all know that she doesn´t really like Tess, so such accidental cursing happens sometimes^^).
We all know what she means ;)

Tails December 19, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #270819

@buchanen_neket: Misunderstanding and Change(the chapter I linked) shows that Lucy did have feelings for Paulo(and could have easily grown to love him) except he kind of screwed it up… go follow the link(or go to the archives yourself) and see for yourself. We see time and time again that Lucy could have fallen for Mike or Paulo at various times, but circumstances and misunderstandings have to go ruin it… again and again and again… basically don’t be so quick to blame any one character for what happened(so please quit trying to dump all the blame on Lucy or Paulo). :(

supertails19 December 19, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #270820


I did look. I meant currently, not in flashbacks of when they were kids. During the middle school and high school timeline (which would be their current frames of mind) we’ve been following she hasn’t been into Paulo. The past is the past, what matters is the present and in the present Lucy doesn’t like Paulo and only sought him out when something fell through with Mike in order to validate herself.

I’m not blaming anyone, i’m just saying Paulo’s being a bit of an idiot for not waking up to reality by this point. I mean Paulo can’t be that thick not to notice that Lucy coincidentally happened to come onto him about the same times that she got rejected by Mike for some reason or another.

buchanen_neket December 19, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #270821

This panel does make Rachel looks likes she’s just hoping she’s next.

Is it bad that I think Rachel ought to just move on? I don’t think she’s helping here. I mean, we haven’t seen much of her “comfort” outside that it is pretty sexual. But here we see her talking and it seems like she has no idea what she’s doing. D:

Like I know she’s trying, but maybe Paulo ought to not have ANOTHER girl meddle around when his feelings are so confused.

Lickit&stickit December 19, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #270822

Are you ****ing kidding me?!

That is so stupid!

Mr-Hero-Bio December 19, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #270823

Damn Ratch talk about chose of words, but this is really sweet

lov/hate/hurt December 19, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #270824


And to her credit, Rachel is a tad dense not to realize Paulo isn’t into her either. Even just by the way he handled her birthday… :( It’s obvious he isn’t over Lucy.

Lickit&stickit December 19, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #270825

Taeshi and Oliver are getting a lot of grief from the comments section at the moment guys.
Remember, don’t give any attention to those desperately seeking it. And for lordy’s sake, don’t waste yer time arguing. You have better things to do I’m sure.

Could be worse Paulo. At least Rachel’s the only one witnessing your breakdown. ^^

Masket December 19, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #270826


the difference between Paulo and Lucy is that one actively showed they didn’t want the other and the other is showing attraction to the other.

Paulo’s been showing some affection and attraction to Rachel, whereas Lucy made it abundantly clear that she didn’t want Paulo. Hell after Lucy had her emotional validation she was quick to flip the switch and begin dissing Paulo again.

buchanen_neket December 19, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #270827

Damn buchanen_neket, is it physically impossible for you to NOT mindlessly hate Lucy?

I’m getting the vibe that you’d have a easier time at not breating at all than doing that.

And judging by how Paulo’s always been going after Lucy in one way or another then lust is ruled out, so the only thing left is that he truly digs her.

And Lucy as always tried to not getting emotionally attached to anyone ever since mike rejected her love, barring that night at Paulo’s

Crokx December 19, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #270828

Well done Rachel, great way to be dumb. :/

Strawberry~ December 19, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #270829

Rachel can call Tessa a bitch if she feels like it. Tessa was a bitch for a long time, and Rachel is rightfully, and was rightfully, upset about it. Paulo is the one being a dick, don’t force people together that don’t want to be together, Rachel doesn’t like Tessa, fine, deal with it, and don’t get p***ed at her for being angry and holding a grudge against one of her little brother’s awful bullies.

patti smith December 19, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #270830

Good job not being a bitch Rachel. Maybe you should just let Paulo throw up some more while you clean up the house.

Blue fox December 19, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #270831

@patti smith
So you only read the part of the page that had your interest and ignored the rest

GJ there

Crokx December 19, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #270832


That’s not true. Lucy did have feelings for Paulo. She openly admitted to liking Paulo in grade school. Paulo has always ruined it. She was showing interest and then he slept with two people. So Lucy was getting mixed signals more than he was. D:

And in my opinion, Paulo isn’t doing a very good job showing attraction with Rachel. He wasn’t going to get her a present, he didn’t want to be seen with her after the deed, and he’s obviously not really into her outside of the FWB deal. I don’t know why’d you would want to ship Paulo and Rachel. I think these two are really dysfunctional.

And I know Rachel is great, but I dunno, she gives off the vibe of a wild girl more than anything else. It’s hard to see her wanting to keep anyone for any given time.

Lickit&stickit December 19, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #270833

rachel just has to be the best

Milkfruit December 19, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #270834

Leave it to buchanen_neket to compare emotional flaws with personality flaws.

Crokx December 19, 2013, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #270835

Anyone else notice how much Rachel has matured as a character? She used to be just a ***** in school but now she’s awesome!

Nahuoth December 19, 2013, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #270836

Also, Rachel is a total sweetie. Being so caring and understanding, despite the guy she likes crying over some other girl.

I mean, yes, she did basically just say “You’ll get over her~!” but she didn’t intend it to sound that way. :P

ravengal December 19, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #270837


In GRADE SCHOOL, again that’s the past, we’re talking the present where every time Paulo flirted with her she socked him or dissed him.

As for Paulo i’m still talking “study buddy”. He was showing he’s attracted to Rachel, notice how he freaked out when Jazmine came in. He realized how he was acting and how it looked. After the deed, ehhhh, i don’t know. If he had no problem with O.N.S. then he would have just played it off like he was cool with it when he woke up. I think it was because it was moving too fast and he felt like he had betrayed Lucy (which he hadn’t since again she wasn’t into him outside of her need to be validated).

buchanen_neket December 19, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #270838

Rachel has the right to think Tess is a bitch, her little brother got an arm broken in part because Tess’ fault, I wouldn’t forgive someone easily if that happened to me.

fheer21 December 19, 2013, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #270839

@buchanen_neket: I’m pretty sure that Paulo is still the one she goes to most often for advice. Maybe he appreciated being needed by her no matter what the circumstances… also if he just wanted to bang Lucy, he could have… however he chose not to because he knew that they might regret it the following morning. What Paulo and Lucy have is something more than just a physical relationship… I guess it’s hard to understand the emotional aspect sometimes. Like for example: in Back and Forth, Paulo and Lucy were becoming closer together they were beginning to look more like a couple… in their own wacky way. Lucy was falling for Paulo… but then you know what happened between David and Paulo… then mistakes were made and Lucy ended up feeling more hurt than ever. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p30.html

I’m sure if given time, they could work things out and be together… however I have a feeling it will be a long time before their relationship is anything more than physical. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c74/p9.html … at least Lucy gave Paulo what she thought he wanted… -_-

supertails19 December 19, 2013, 2:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #270840

“I’m not blaming anyone, i’m just saying Paulo’s being a bit of an idiot for not waking up to reality by this point.”

Am i the only one who sees the irony in that sentence? ;)

Btw, she might have developed some feelings for him too, you can see her warming up with paulo in the chapters before she got away. Also, he was propably the only one who was always there and understood her after the whole mike thing and tried to cheer her up.

Tails December 19, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #270841


Hahaha prolly because Paulo knows she said that she liked him in grade school is why he holds on to hope. Oh and this http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p1.html

I SUPPOSE that Lucy being all googley-eyed after Paulo was there for her means she totally had no feelings. And she started that whole note borrowing thing that she used to do with Mike. It wasn’t validation, she took a shine to him. Shortly after this Paulo got self-conscious about his bedroom abilities and slept with two people. Probably to get better in case he ever got with Lucy. I’ve heard of guys using dumb logic like that before. Either way, Lucy felt embarrassed to be rejected only so that he could be with other girls. It appears that he didn’t care enough to say no to them for her.

Lickit&stickit December 19, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #270842


Again it was never confirmed anything happened in there or if Paulo freaked out and ran. As for Lucy’s actions, again, emotional validation, that’s the #2 i was talking about. She offered because she wanted validation she was desirable (physical this time).

I don’t recall anything that showed she was actually attracted to Paulo. When she pointed out she liked him in grade school, it was kind of matter of factly and her facial expression was more that she was embarrased she had to admit it. Beyond that she was pretty distant from him and was pretty quick to diss him and turn down his advances as best my memory serves (80 chapters and half were 12 panels a piece is alot to remember though).

buchanen_neket December 19, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #270843

Paulo: But I’m a TEEEEEEENAGER, and by default I want what I can’t HAAAAAAAAAAAAVE!

Huh? December 19, 2013, 2:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #270844

@ buchanen_neket Lucy just likes paulos hot sexy body while she loves mikes soft caring personality.

Blue fox December 19, 2013, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #270845


AHEM. I posted a link and everything. :) Lucy never needed help from Mike when she asked for notes but she did it anyway to have an excuse to talk to him. And she did the same thing with Paulo after he supported her. Then he ruined it with his stupidity. :P

And I suppose Lucy isn’t hurt in this panel either. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p13.html OR http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p19.html
She totally liked him. They didn’t work out because he’s an idiot. XD

While I am at it, http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p28.html The whole reason Rachel jumped on him in the first place was to use him to get to Tess. Tess may have been awful, but Rachel ain’t a shining perfect gem either. I’m sure Paulo hasn’t forgotten that Rachel was using him, and he probably thinks she still just wants to use him for sex. She never told him otherwise.

Lickit&stickit December 19, 2013, 2:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #270846

Well Tess was an bitch for a while, but now she became an better person. Rachel really never actually got to see the good side of Tess. Paulo is ignorant as always, never paying attention reality and living in his own little world. Rachel is an real nice person, an greater person than most people give her credit for. When they look at her, they only see an ****, but in reality she is an amazing women who is very independent. It would do Paulo good to date Rachel, make him see what it is really like to have an great relationship. Hope he doesn’t screw the current relationship up, because Rachel went from background character to one of the main, an really amazing girl if you ask me.

Mark December 19, 2013, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #270847

@ Lickit&stickit now now they are all idiots at some point. They are still learning. like Paulo right now. He is learning how to deal with being wasted. You go to the toilet and rallllllllf for about five minutes then pass out.

Blue fox December 19, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #270848

@Blue fox

Just debunking Buchey’s irrational Lucy hate as usual. :D It makes the morning shine that much brighter.

Paulo needs help. For real. And Rachel needs a lesson in holding back to let real feelings fester first before heading to the bedroom. Honestly, this whole FWB would be avoided if she waited till Paulo was ready, or just found another way to help him other than sex. D: Seems like that is her solution to everything. Sex makes things complicated. I don’t think it’s helping here either. We have a vomiting crying mess as proof. Paulo is pretty confused about all this, and I’m sure this weird thing they got must be confusing him more. Sure it’s his fault, but he’s like self-destructing.

Lickit&stickit December 19, 2013, 3:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #270849

“I don’t recall anything that showed she was actually attracted to Paulo.”

The Chapter “Carry Me” is actually full of hints to that, also at the end of the “Piece of Cake” Chapter she was smiling while talking with paulo on the phone, directly after he said to her that he missed her and that it´s quiet without her. She really knows that he cares about her and she really seems to care about him too, or else she wouldn´t have called him at all.

Tails December 19, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #270850

@buchanen_neket: I don’t think that had anything to do with her feeling validated… I’m not sure where you are getting that. Maybe you could be right, but wouldn’t it be easier to say that she was doing all of this(going through Sue’s play… singing in front of everyone… putting on a smile to give a good performance, offering to make out with Paulo, having one final talk with Mike, and staying as long as she did) for her final farewell? Saying that she just did all of that to feel like she had value seems… weird since she KNEW she’d be leaving away. I think it was more to just leave on a good note… whether it was leaving Roseville or leaving life is pure speculation… although I don’t think she was going to do anything.

Uhh, I think I may have gotten off track, but I’m pretty sure Lucy was doing everything she did in this chapter http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c74/p1.html not because she wanted to feel validated, but because she wanted to be able to say goodbye to all of her friends and make them happy one last time. I hope this helps… probably not :x.

supertails19 December 19, 2013, 3:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #270851

“Uhh, I think I may have gotten off track, but I’m pretty sure Lucy was doing everything she did in this chapter http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c74/p1.html not because she wanted to feel validated, but because she wanted to be able to say goodbye to all of her friends and make them happy one last time.”

Tails December 19, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #270852

That’s if we are to assume the timing was the play, then she tries to kill herself. However it seems some time had passed (a week at least) since the play, seems a bit off in the timing that she’s doing the whole “farewell world” thing. (Usually that happens a mere day or two before the suicide).

But continuing i think this has gotten off on the wrong foot. So let me clarify, this isn’t hate of Lucy (although god knows i have a strong dislike of her). This is me going off that Paulo can’t see the obvious.

See from my perception (after reading the story) Paulo is intended to be a Male Lucy. He has the same violent tendencies, he’s seeking after someone he can’t have. As such it seems TO ME, Paulo’s an idiot for not realizing it by now and moving on. He’s got a great girl in front of him, that’s miles above Lucy, who actually may like him. But noooo, he’s got to gush on about the girl of his wet dreams, who as far as i saw was just using Paulo.

As for the smile at the end of Piece of Cake. I don’t know, something seemed off about that smile. It didn’t seem happy, it was downright creepy to me.

buchanen_neket December 19, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #270854

I’m not sure. I think if you all died it would be a great benefit to mankind, since the world would be rid of pathetic leeches like you. Why do you disappoint everyone in your life? Second by second you waste their rapidly decreasing time on this planet. Before you ruin the entirety of our future remove yourself from existence please. The only reason God doesn’t erase you is because your failures are somehow amusing to him.

Rowboat Girlyman December 19, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #270855

@buchanen_neket: You’re right, the timing does seem off with the play(even if it does feel like it might have just been one school day)… I actually think it matches up perfectly with the timing for the move(yes the move that the family came up with behind Lucy’s back). Notice how Lucy went straight for a rooftop afterwards(presumably to kill herself, but I think it was just to see the city one last time before she left), then thanks to Augustus, Lucy decided to come up with her own plan to make everyone else happy(to make them have one last good memory of her). The Play was that last good memory and after that was when she was supposed to be moving away… you saw where she ended up instead right? http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c75/p17.html

As for the Paulo thing… well that’s completely understandable. Paulo is a good kid with a good heart, but he’s been making a lot of mistakes recently. The question I have for Paulo is: Are you learning from your mistakes, Paulo? Hmm, maybe I should actually ask him.

supertails19 December 19, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #270856

@buchanen_neket @Supertails19 and @Tails

Let’s not forget Rachel slept with him originally to get revenge on someone he loved first, aka Tess. The first time she wanted him, she used him. She’s a wild card that started out as not quite the gem. She’s being nice now, but she started out only for revenge sex, and now he probably thinks she just wants sex. (She has said everything to make a dense person like Paulo to believe its all casual). Even in this page she’s bringing up Tess again. Sort of an unlucky reminder on how the two started really.

Also, maybe because of all of this and their history, he doesn’t trust her. I mean that’s understandable. If she’ll have revenge sex just to ****-off an enemy (which is very petty no matter how you look at it) who knows what would happen if she ever gets mad at Paulo if they were dating. Her choices in the past reflect poorly on her as a real dating potential, no matter how she tries to change it. In a way, she’s just like Paulo. Lucy can never take him seriously because of his rash decisions.

Both Paulo and Rachel have pulled off really trashy stunts in front of the people they did eventually like. Sort of their fault really. Reap what you sow.

Lickit&stickit December 19, 2013, 4:05 PM EST.

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kelly December 19, 2013, 4:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #270860

She did sort of assist in him getting date raped and then had him manipulated into sleeping with her in order to get that revenge. She’s been doing her best to be a caring, comforting friend since, but let’s not forget her first major interaction with Paulo was extremely ****ed up.

titansCrypt December 19, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #270861

yeah you are right about that, it´s kind of ironic that she still plays it out as “casual” for paulo when she rather feels more for him than she tells him for a while now.

Tails December 19, 2013, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #270862

oh, really, paulo?


she was “the one”… you “really loved her”?

is that why you hit on every girl you came across, and had sex with atleast a few of them without hesitation?


seriously, anyone who supports paulo and feels sympathy for him… should be shot. :/

Thanatos December 19, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #270863

I do agree that Paulo should start trying to get over Lucy. You cannot however order people to get over things. It takes time. Though I would like Paulo to get over Lucy because I don’t see them as a good couple (just how I see it. I know there are a lot of PauloxLucy. Well I’m a LucyxMike. Yeah. I’m old school :D).

Hmm I see a lot of heated discussions over there @Lickit, @Buchay and @Supertails. Not going to comment to any of your comments yet though. Gonna wait and see :P

Gosh, I don’t know why I always think about Rachel’s eyes (maybe because Sandy has gray eyes, duh).

Looking forward for the next upload

Jonas97face December 19, 2013, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #270864


Hmmmmm, i’d have to reread that chapter because i was under the impression that Jess did it for revenge but Rachel actually had a crush on Paulo (i seem to remember that coming up). That the revenge was basically a by product. It seemed really more like she was just going along with Jess’s plan rather than that actually being her intent. That her actual intent was to try to become friendly with Paulo.

As for her bringing up Tess, specifically calling her a bitch. Yeah that was a pretty harsh and long standing grudge they had on Tess. So, bad habit? That she’s gotten so used to referring to Tess as a bitch that here it was just a freudian slip.

buchanen_neket December 19, 2013, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #270865

……..nope i will not comment on that :P

Tails December 19, 2013, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #270866

I thought Paulo still loves Lucy?

kami December 19, 2013, 5:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #270869


Hey who do you support? I like just siding for whoever based on the page. :)


Actually I thought we are being pretty civil today. :)


He does, that’s why he said so here!

Lickit&stickit December 19, 2013, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #270870


Good lord, enough with the “let Lucy get raped” thing already. Everyone has already debunked that he “let” that happen at all. It’s like you can’t figure out something new to say, so you just regurgitate the same, broken freakout every single time like a broken record. You sure you’re not a robot?

As for this, I honestly am surprised how Rachel seems to carry some hostility towards Tess despite Tess explaining the situation. Either that, or this is just Rachel’s insanely blunt personality at work and she just said it without really meaning it (just that she’s known Tess as a b**** for such a long time it’s hard to think of her as otherwise)

Deiser December 19, 2013, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #270871

Ah, high school……… :smirk:

Grim the Gilded December 19, 2013, 6:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #270872

Honestly? I don´t really like Mike that much, so i am rather siding with Paulo X Lucy, but as i have seen all my ships so far have either hit an iceberg or did not even leave the port, it propably will not happen :P
But Paulo x Rachel is a nice pairing too, althrough this one also looks like a sinking ship due misunderstandings :P

Tails December 19, 2013, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #270874

Oh just sleep with her already! Once you’re done evacuating your stomach, brush your teeth, rinse out your mouth and climb into bed for some good ol’ unprotected comfort sex, you’ll feel refreshed in the morning. You know as well as everyone reading does that Rachel wants you.

And if anyone get’s tissy over my comment, they’re dog and cat, bahbies impossibru.

Follarch December 19, 2013, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #270875

Rachel.. -_-;;

Icsifil December 19, 2013, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #270876


That sounds like a different issue then. The glitch was that a piece of panel 3 ended up between panels 1 and 2. Not that the page wouldn’t show.

buchanen_neket December 19, 2013, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #270877

I’m not sure if Tess explained why she was a bitch (becasue she indeed was quite a bitch). And hey, her brother got his arm broken because of what? A slight disagreement there.

Amigo December 19, 2013, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #270878

That rachel jaja! Oh sweet :3

eagle December 19, 2013, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #270879

It’s….the thought that counts?

Trubeque December 19, 2013, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #270880


kdebones December 19, 2013, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #270881

On the whole Tess situation. To the best of my knowledge (someone feel free to correct me on this as i’m going off of memory and some of my past theories here). Tess was basically a bitch at one point because she fell in with a bad group. She basically acted like that to blend in and be cool with the gang (one of my theories was that Lucy was going to go dark side in a similar manner as a parallel to Tess’s backstory, that’s how i kind of remember that one). As for Jess’s brother, i think it was retaliation and an example being made. I think it was like he wouldn’t let them push him around so they broke his arm in retaliation and to make an example of him.

Again not 100% here, so someone feel free to correct me since i’m just going off the best of my memory here.

buchanen_neket December 19, 2013, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #270882

We’ve been seeing a lot of Rachel lately, haven’t we. uvu
Personally I could never picture Paulo and Lucy together but…eh he seems really serious about it. Maybe things will change for them~!

Munk December 19, 2013, 9:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #270884

Dear Paulo:














glassesrock December 19, 2013, 10:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #270885

I forgot to say

BAWWWWW Rachel is adorable in the 3rd panel. Though I’m sure it’s just me

glassesrock December 19, 2013, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #270886


I commend you for trying.

Hawz December 19, 2013, 10:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #270887

i dont ship it o3o but its cute anyway

Men December 19, 2013, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #270888

@buchanen_neket: Since you asked so nicely… Tess was indeed with a bad crowd(and dating a bully named Roger) she did what she did to protect him because she thought he loved her and would do anything for her(leaving her behind was unexpected).

Umm, Tess was the one that spread the rumor about Jessica and she did it all because Jessica tried to get dirt on Roger(like where he keeps his knife O.O). Once again, she only did it to protect her boyfriend who she thought would be willing to do anything for her as well.

Umm, if you are thinking about Aaron, the boy that had his arm broken, then you are thinking about Rachel’s brother. It wasn’t really a retaliation per se… basically he hit Tess on the head with a soccer ball… and well I’ll just let you read all of this on your own instead of just blabbing on. It’s one of my favorite chapters Pillow Talk so it was easy to just find the links. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p21.html http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p29.html You could read the whole chapter or just go to the links above and see what I was talking about.

Umm, just so you know I was just clarifying things on one of my favorite chapters. I’m not trying to be mean or anything.

supertails19 December 19, 2013, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #270890


It’s cool i didn’t think you were mean. I was trying to clarify for Amigo without directly speaking to them just in case.

Yeah my memory was fuzzy on the whole Tess situation, although i wasn’t talking about the rumor spreading, i do remember that. Jess tried to flirt with one of the gangmembers to get dirt then got scared and the gangmember told Tess about the spy and Tess retaliated on Jess. What I was talking about was why Tess acted like a bitch (what Amigo was asking about).

As for the brother, honestly that’s who i meant, i remembered that after the edit time expired. But i did forget that part about the soccer ball or at least i remembered it differently. I thought it was said that they broke his arm just because he wouldn’t let them push him around. But sounds like you know more about the chapter so i’ll yield to you on that one. That sucks though, that was pretty juvenile, i thought it was for more devious reasons.

buchanen_neket December 20, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #270894

Hng, I Just love this comic-esque thing.
I stumbled upon it a few days ago and I’ve caught up entirely and now I can’t stop reading it :unsure:
I just want there to be more LucyxMike though I am a sucker for that #^_^#

Lycan01 December 20, 2013, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #270895

Speaking from experience, Rach?

+bird+ December 20, 2013, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #270896

Rachel seems to be taking this well.

Inflammo December 20, 2013, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #270897

@Lickit I never said you were uncivil :P. Just that the discussions were a little heated.

It would have been funny if Aaron would have showed up during the party. He would have probably ******* his pants if he would have seen Abbey XD.

Hmm…. To the Tess discussion. @Amigo Tess did explain why she was a bitch. She told Abbey and Paulo first. Then she told all the girls during ”Pillow Talk”.

@Supertails. You say that Pillow Talk is one of your favorite chapters. Well here is someone else who loves it too :D.

@Buchay. Perhaps you should start re-reading this c0mic to get your memory straight about everything ;). Would love to get some more comments about something :D.

@Lycan01 your not the only LucyxMike supporter :)

Jonas97face December 20, 2013, 4:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #270898

Not bad.

HongKat December 20, 2013, 5:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #270899

Ugh. This chapter has sunk most of the ships I have left. Or atleast put them in serious danger. Abbey x Daisy has a punctured hull. Same with Mike x Sandy and Paulo x Lucy. Hopefully some will end up intact.

On a totally unrelated note: what do you think these kids will be when they grow up? I know Lucy is a math student, and not afraid to get her hands dirty. I think she will probably be an engineer. Sue I see going into politics for some strange reason. I’m not sure of Mike: I see him as a writer or a psychologist. Some kind of doctor maybe. Which has nothing to do with his writing skillz. Daisy and Abbey could do pretty much anything. Except Daisy probably won’t be doing physical work. Daisy may be some kind of teacher (The “I’m twenty” teach but with “I’m Daisy” instead). Tessa might also go into politics. Or just be rich. And David will be a professional hobo, always mooching off friends and family.

Lordofrye December 20, 2013, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #270900

Oh, ok. Must have missed that part. Still if you do bad thing for the sake of other people you still doing bad thing, right? I mean, people aren’t evil because they just want to be evil. Everyone has some sort of justification. We just need to paint it all black and white afterwards to better understand world around us.
Sorry if I’m being to philosophical here. The point is: does it really matter why Tess did it? In the end she was most likely well aware that she caused kid’s arm to be broken and also spread those nasty rumours.

How come Mike x Sandy is a sunking ship? Mike didn’t said anything about Sandy and their relations didn’t get worse.

Amigo December 20, 2013, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #270901

None of the ships are sunk. Yet. But my fleet is battered and scratched. Mike x Sandy has suffered the least so far, but I don’t like some of Mike’s faces in this chapter. He still has to sort out how he feels about things, especially after realizing that what he said in December was untrue. Hopefully, his love for Sandy doesn’t come undone during that shuffling period. For her sake.

Lordofrye December 20, 2013, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #270902

Man. Hope Rachel gets some appreciation soon. Her entire party was about Lucy. I APPRECIATE YOU GUUUURRL.

Chrow December 20, 2013, 8:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #270903

@Amigo. No I don’t believe it matters what reason Tess did it. What I think matters is the now (not the past but what is happening right now). Tessa has already told the gang that she is really sorry for everything and that she wished it wouldn’t have happened. She pretty much doesn’t try to defend herself when people come at her(unless it’s physical) like Jessica and Rachel.

I see what you mean @Lordofrye. I have a sinking feeling for MikexSandy even if everything has been going well in their relationship. Mike might end their relationship because he feels he doesn’t deserve to have a happy relationship and because he wants to try justify what he did to Lucy in anyway he sees fit. But that’s just my theory :x

Go MikexLucy :D

Jonas97face December 20, 2013, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #270904

They need time for old wounds to heal. Or they need to avoid contact since some of wounds does not heal at all. What she did was horrible and being sorry won’t fix that instantly. Maybe later on, or maybe it will require some act of redemption. Who knows. But as it is, I don’t think they’ll be acting anything near friendly anytime soon.

I think Mike and Sandy might fall apart since they don’t really know each other. You can speak with someone online for years but always when you meet your friend in person it’s like meeting someone completely different. They’ve seen each other every now and then, but was it enough to know each other, to say definetely that this is going to be a solid relationship? Time will tell.

Amigo December 20, 2013, 9:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #270905

@buchanen_neket: “I think it was because it was moving too fast and he felt like he had betrayed Lucy (which he hadn’t since again she wasn’t into him outside of her need to be validated).”

Just wanted to address this comment really quick, not trying to hate or anything.. I think (opinion) that while Paulo probably did think it was going a bit fast, he saw himself going down a road he didn’t want and, while not being in the right for executing it as he did, DID in fact try to distance himself somewhat. Also, even if Lucy wasn’t ‘into’ him and IF she was just using him for validation, if his ideal is otherwise, it’s not a if something has to be fact, or thy had to be in a ‘justified’ or ‘real’ relationship for him to feel like he betrayed it. People see what they want to see and feel how they want to feel *shrug*

That’s all.. Can’t wait for today’s comic! :D

WeissF0x December 20, 2013, 9:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #270907

Also, I hate typing using a phone qwerty keyboard. That is all.

WeissF0x December 20, 2013, 9:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #270910

@buchanen_neket Oh God, can you be any more wrong? First Paulo has not shown interest in Rachell, if she was not flirting whit him and such he would not pay any more attention to her. Paulo is going trough an emotional breakdown, over and over again, to him Rachell is what she is being now, a source of comfort.

Second Lucy was never “searching for validation”, as any other (I don’t say human being, because well she is a cat) member of a sentient species (lol), she was simply looking for comfort, someone to listen to her, give her advice and help her trough her heartbreak, she is not made of stone. Trough what happened she realized what a nice guy Paulo is and started to get fonder and fonder of him, that is perfectly normal. Then Paulo had to go and sleep around whit two girls and in case you don’t remember Lucy got MAD, really mad. Why? Because she felt cheated. It was because of that that Lucy later stalled away from him. Because of what he did and not because she was “searching for validation”.

I totally agree with Lickit&stickit, Supertails and Tails

Because really, Lucy using Paulo? That never happened, and if you say that “Paulo is a male Lucy and that Lucy used Paulo” then sorry for you but that may very well mean that “from your point of view” Paulo is using Rachell much in the same maner Lucy used him. Therefore there goes the RachellxPaulo ship sinking, because from your point of view it would be wrong to like someone who just used you. So following your line of tough…

Lucy used Paulo, Paulo should stop liking her.
Paulo is like a male version of Lucy.
Paulo is using Rachell, Rachell should not like him.

So yeah… they are not just using people… they are confused teenagers having emotional issues. In mi opinion for you to rightfully say that someone used someone else it must have been planed, whit your head. Much like the revenge Jess planned on Tess, she PLANNED it, so indeed Jess used Paulo, and on that note Rachell may have used him too, even if you say that she had an interest in Paulo from the start our dear orange cat does not know that for sure.

Wow, what a long rant, sorry about that. Well, end of story for me. K’? Bye!

Vanilla December 20, 2013, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #270912

@Vanilla. Well yes Lucy was looking for comfort from Paulo but that was only because Mike rejected her. She pretty much went after the second best option for love (Paulo). She pretty much rebounded (if that is the right word). So Paulo was pretty much like a backup plan. But I’m not going to be negative towards Lucy nor Paulo. Lucy was just a confused teenager and Paulo……. just a typical teenager (with some wits though, since he managed to control himself and stop Lucy because he knew she would regret it).

But you can hold to whatever opinions or theories you want. I just wanted to throw mine in :D

Jonas97face December 20, 2013, 10:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #270913

ok wow where do all the new comments suddendly coming from? i just was gone for 3 hours and bam, 10 new comments all of the sudden o.o
And slowly i really get the feeling like some of you guys are a bit too overanalyzing and too heavily interpreting more things into it than there are actually there.^^

“Still if you do bad thing for the sake of other people you still doing bad thing, right?”
Yup, partly that may be the case and often the “i do it for other people” thing is just an excuse for doing the bad things. But still sometimes doing bad things is really needed to get a good outcome.
“Everyone has some sort of justification. We just need to paint it all black and white afterwards to better understand world around us.”
No, that´s not good, because the World is not just “black and white”, so painting it that way is not a smart move.

Tails December 20, 2013, 11:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #270915

Poor Paulo. ;_;

Nicole December 20, 2013, 11:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #270916

well still 2 pages to shock us all with a “declaration”

Filias December 20, 2013, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #270917

Good job spotting him Buchey!

I have a quote for the question of Tessa.
It goes something like:
“A man is guilty if he commits an act that he knows is wrong. If a man commits a wrong act without knowing it to be wrong, he is not guilty. That doesn’t mean the act was not wrong, but that the man is absolved of guilt for the act.”
Did Tessa know she was doing wrong?
And has she absolved her guilt manually?
In essence, has she caused more good (through intention) than evil (through intention)?

Lordofrye December 20, 2013, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #270979


That quote is a very good thing to judge mike with, too

Blackthifer December 20, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #270994

Paulo, what was it about Lucy besides her physical appearance that made you obsess about her so much? That goes for ALL of the characters (that one chapter about Sue trying to gain recognition for the neglected characters was a perfect example of this over-obsession everyone has for Lucy). I know she’s a main character and all, but I just can’t figure out what it is that everyone chases after… I can’t say that I’VE ever met someone who is pursued THAT much, but then again, maybe I’m taking this too seriously (it IS a comic, after all).
BTW, I’m not trying to be a jerk… just trying to put all the pieces together.

The Nameless One December 20, 2013, 5:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #271041

“What is better; to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature though great effect?” -Paarthurnax (Skyrim)

Rocky December 21, 2013, 12:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #271044

@ Blackthifer

Yes, it is. That’s why I don’t hate Mike. He believed he was in the right for a long time, and it’s hard to blame him for doing what he thinks is the right thing. But, the pain he feels now will keep him from making the same mistake again: being too blind to see that he was doing something wrong.

@ The Nameless One
My answer for this, in simple terms, is: She is a main character. In more complex terms: Lucy has known everyone for so long now that she is very important to them. The same would have happened if Mike disappeared. The whole love part starts because of the physical attraction. They stay, I think, because Lucy does try to protect them. She may be a total *******, but she does make sure that nobody is an ******* to her friends.

Also see Exhibit B: Mike

@ Rocky

Oh, being born good is much better! It’s so much easier! Lel

Being serious, no one is born evil or good. Only born. “Nature does not take sides” Me (right now). Good and evil are exclusively human concepts. And, they correspond roughly to “what more people would like you to do” vs. “what less people would like you to do.” However, some people are born more privileged than others. It’s certainly impressive when those who have undergone great hardship early in their life accomplish great things later on. That, however, does not mean that they are better than a person who started nomally or privileged. If someone starts poor, makes a company which ends up working well, and then makes a fortune, are they better than someone who inherited the company of their parents, and made sure that it continues to work well? If they both donate half of their fortune to charity, which is better? My answer is that neither is better. Both people are good, and have done the best with what they have.

Plus, if you ask people “Who is better, someone who started stabbing people when they were eleven and became a philanthropist, or a philanthropist from a family of philanthropists?”, we both know the answer.

Lordofrye December 21, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #271057


I’m not saying you hate Mike, but i just commented that because i’ve been watching the Mike hate-defend cycle for a while, and i’m thinking that it would be better if everyone used that to judge him.

Blackthifer December 21, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #271069

@ Blackthifer

Your comment was vaugue, so I took up a defensive position just in case. One never knows in these times.

I’m technically a Lucy supporter, but I don’t fill the requirement of hating Michael. There is far too much hatred and not enough discussion here. I am kinda trying to fix that, but people are fixed in their stupidity.

I don’t think that everyone should use my philosophy of good and evil. But I would like them to make their own. It should apply to every character equally. Those without a specific idea of what is right and wrong usually start out by yelling, and end up with contradiction, ad hominem, and other follies. They don’t say what they mean and don’t mean what they say. Make sure you have guidelines for what is right and what is wrong before you start judging others.

Everyone has a point of view, so I don’t hate anyone.

Except for David. I really really HATE David.

Lordofrye December 22, 2013, 9:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #271366

She’s a cat.

Batman. December 27, 2013, 2:45 AM EST.

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Galactic Panda February 7, 2014, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #284249

Good job, you’ve reminded Paulo that all his relationships (The ones he’s really cared about) have been tragic failures. Bravo

Anonymous July 23, 2014, 6:11 AM EST.

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