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Veronica: don’t be like these stupid kids, kids

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Comment ID #262785

Let’s the party begin !

Rainbow Blur October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #262786

Lol Rachel. :P

Jonas97face October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #262787

lol that face

Bob Bobington October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #262788

Lol so sneaky….. ;)

James October 23, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #262789

hmmm typical rach. she scared me for a moment. woah. 5th, u ppl type fast.

RerunGirl October 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #262790

Cuties, both of them.

Pokelova October 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #262791

Rachael, WT- oh. Okay then… :/

Gate-senpai October 23, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #262792

Wait wait wait, hang on, I must ask a very important question: what kind of alcohol?

etyb October 23, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #262793

Rachel will be Rachel.

LH October 23, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #262794

brace yourself, drunk times are coming ;)

anoukk October 23, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #262795

“Paulo! We aren’t ALLOWED to drink! I mean, I’m still totally going to, but still! Shame on you!”
The female/teenager enigma strikes again, it seems.

Oceanus92 October 23, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #262796

Well thats unfortunate, at least he had the tought of giving a gift.

Keyblade Dragon October 23, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262797

Knew she would like it.

Twoplusfiveequallsseven October 23, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262798

LMAO! Love this. Paulo really tried to do something she would like, even tho he didn’t know that much about her. He figured she was into adult stuff (jessica did get him into that club), and look at his face when he thought he did something bad! Even though, well, he did just do something bad. Point is Rachel is amazing, even if she banged a bunch of dudes, If guys can do it why can’t girls for that matter

I am still waiting for them to PARTY HARDY

Sleepingfox October 23, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262799

I Knew i loved Paulo for a reason XD The party has just begun

Briiiii October 23, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #262800

rachel looks shorter. but wow, drunken sex imminent.

Phillip October 23, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #262801

Paulo looks worried by Rachael’s reaction at the end.
So is the rest of the chapter going to be drunken antics with a couple of hungover pages. Well we have seen Mike drunk now we get to see how the rest of the gang handle their booze, or do you thnk she is going to save them for a privet drink with Paulo later.

Chrisd765 October 23, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #262802

Rachel’s grin near the end makes me grin.

Deiser October 23, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #262803

Let the party begin! 8-D :D

Mr-Hero-Bio October 23, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #262804

Well, it’s only two bottles of wine… And there are quite a lot of them in the party… Oh, god… I just imagined a really awful scenario that concerns Mike and Daisy getting a bit drunk… Also, since when have kids cared about being underage or not? When I was in highschool there were people who bought fake Id’s just so they could buy it and go to clubs and stuff…

N October 23, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #262805

I’m REALLY starting to like Rachel 8-D

B-Dawg October 23, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #262806

I love how short and curvy Rach is, esp in her little skirt and tank top - it’s adorable!

Dolphinbread October 23, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #262807

Wait, what? Underage? Or are these American age restrictions? *Is European*

Waldo October 23, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #262808

@Oceanus92: She’s teasing him, go back to reddit >8U

Taeshi October 23, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #262809


Unless she asks, “Where’s my present?,” later.

But for now, 8-)HELL YEAH! HAPPY HOUR!!! :P

Paulo’s sportin’ a V-neck, how Ironic.

Hawz October 23, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #262810

@Waldo, yeah where wine and beer are just fine in many European countries from about age 15/16 Americans have to wait till they are 21. It’s pretty ridiculous really.

Termania October 23, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #262811

Man, two bottles with that many guests?

Titanium Dragon October 23, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #262812

I love that face she pulls. Cheeky doggy.

Dracain October 23, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262813

Can I have Rache’s outfit? Seriously, I’ll pay someone to make it for me. :love: ;)

Eemia October 23, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #262814

Paulo’s body looks hilarious in the first panel. his legs look so short.

thekatz October 23, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #262815

You can’t expect her to say no can you? :P My question is where did he get all those bottles? :question:

kisa October 23, 2013, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #262816

Well I guess I was both wrong and right at the same time. That don’t happen too often. lol

starfighter105 October 23, 2013, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #262817

Not to repeat what I said last time but, this will not end well… Especially with Abbey and Daisy there.

Misanthrope October 23, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #262818

Paulo sure is short……….. wait….

Huh? October 23, 2013, 2:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #262819

I’m getting mixed signals.

RJpoofy October 23, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #262820

I knew Rachel would be happy with the booze! She’s a real firecracker, eh?
It’s way to much for two youngsters, hopefully they share with everyone! It should be safe distributed among a bunch of them.

It will be interesting to see who drinks some and who refuses…
Either way? Paulo is *deadmeat* when his Papa finds out!

5Cats October 23, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #262821

I like Rachel’s dress, makes me want to eat muffins…. >:3

Lena October 23, 2013, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #262822

This is to be expected of Rachel, but I just lost my last ounce of respect for Paulo. Welp, hope these two horndogs end up together. Two peas in a pod, really :/ Lucy deserves someone with better judgment and who isn’t a total *******. I say rule out Mike and Paulo.

oxo October 23, 2013, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #262823

This ship is the best! Why doesn’t Mike getting a Rachel a present STILL bother me?!?

TheXtreme(YM) October 23, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #262824

@kisa from his dad’s alcohol pantry maybe? It looked like it on page 5.

Ugh, the things I question in teenagers’ ability to judge.

Dudeler October 23, 2013, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #262825

Whew! That scared me.

Let the festivities commence.

Also @Taeshi there ain’t nothin’ wrong with reddit. >_>

Cassidy October 23, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #262826

Dad will notice… but say nothing. :nope: (because he’s too cool for that)

JayLime October 23, 2013, 3:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #262827

2 bottles of wine for all those people? They must have reaal low alchohol tolerance if they’re gonna get drunk on that.

Demetrois October 23, 2013, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #262828

what happen with this generation of teens :nope:

Dell152 October 23, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #262829

I love the fact Paulo looks so… small, in the first panel. I can’t really think of how to explain it better. Young, maybe? Either way it provides a lovely contrast for this page, whether it was intentional or not. And Rachel, you sneaky dog, you (pun maybe semi-intended?? I don’t even know anymore omfg) :P

Lizzie October 23, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #262830

Woah!?! Paulo in clothes? Say it ain’t so!

bluetoedelf October 23, 2013, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #262831


ayria October 23, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #262833

Based Rachel, told you it was a great gift.

Hicks October 23, 2013, 4:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #262834

@Demetrois : Well, if they’re really not used to drink any, it might suffice for the most lightweight of them…

dralou October 23, 2013, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #262835

Anyone find it odd how sometimes they wear clothes sometimes they don’t?

Valentine October 23, 2013, 4:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #262836

No good can come from this :(

DeathofInk October 23, 2013, 4:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #262837

Ethanol of course :/

Lord Ramirez von Buchteln October 23, 2013, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #262838

Paulo looks adorably short in the first panel!!!! :love:

Discord55 October 23, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #262839

they finaly wear clothes again thank god :P ……. also… I FRIKKIN KNEW IT 8-D ……. also good job Paulo…….. this was a bad idea, very bad cats! and dogs! Mad Lucy and last, do you not care about lucy?!?

mushrooms :D October 23, 2013, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #262840

i wish lucy comes back soon… :(

gril October 23, 2013, 5:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #262841

Lol x3

kitty777 October 23, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #262842

I completely approve of Rachel’s reaction, the whole thing. Still disappointed that Paulo gave her boozes as a b-day present.

Alchemi October 23, 2013, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #262843

Lol ;)

kitty777 October 23, 2013, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #262844

I just noticed Paulos ears move forward as he notices rach grabbed the alcohol :D

kitty777 October 23, 2013, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #262845

Lol the party is gonna beguin xD

eagle October 23, 2013, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #262846

That does explain a lot. However, what’s the age restriction to drive a car? Over here, it’s 18+. If it’s the same over at A Merry Can, wouldn’t Rachel be like… 19? she was driving a car when the two had some fresh ‘Horizontal Monster Mash’ (A.k.a. sex) after that drive-in movie.

Would this mean Rachel is a predator? Only time will tell.

You should know how horrible Reddit truely can be
You haven’t met with a terrible fate yet..

Waldo October 23, 2013, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #262847

Ok, time for everyone to get wasted.

Ellie October 23, 2013, 5:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #262848


Sea-Foam October 23, 2013, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #262849

@Waldo, the about page says Rachel’s 16. In Canada you can get your probationary licence as early as 16; I don’t know what it’s like in Australia (Tae used to live in Australia, right?), but I guess you can start driving without an adult by 16; Rachel and Jessica were, and Paulo said to Jasmine he «might be driving her to school next year» in Back and Forth

Sambo October 23, 2013, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #262850

Man, Rachel scared me for a second :unsure: I thought this was going to go down badly. Maybe it’s just that I identify myself with Paulo and feel for him more…

Sambo October 23, 2013, 5:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #262851

Gosh darn, these age restrictions are confusing me now.
Plus, I thought Paulo said that to show-off or something.

I will just lay down and have some sleep, yes. Go away confusion

Waldo October 23, 2013, 5:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #262852

the best champagne the gas store had to offer

Vega October 23, 2013, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #262853

As much as Rachel likes to have sex, I suspect she’s normally careful, but I think if she and him get drunk then there’s a high likelihood of Paulo slipping it into her without any consideration of pregnancy.

Tired of Lucy October 23, 2013, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #262854

my twin self: *shut up Lyrix. We don’t care…* :nope:
Me: ok… ._.

Lyrix October 23, 2013, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #262855

WTF Rachel?! Come on! Really? I thought you would know better! Mad Lucy

Jayden October 23, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #262856

I foresee shenanigans. XD

Maith1 October 23, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #262857

Every ship needs some grog. Have fun yall.

Fluffy October 23, 2013, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262858

Yeah man

Mcturtle October 23, 2013, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #262859

Looks like these two are made for each other. :D

kommo1 October 23, 2013, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #262860

Insert Nostalgia Critic’s “NOOOOO NO NONONO NO!!” reaction at the last panel.

ResidentEddy October 23, 2013, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #262861

…Don’t mind me. Just counting up all the filler chapters we’re gettong because some people can’t keep themselves from mentioning the ICSW cat.

Gate-senpai October 23, 2013, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #262862

@Tired of Lucy

I think it’s been established that cats and dogs sleeping together won’t produce children. -Source Abbey’s parents, which is why they adopted him and his sister.

Nicholas October 23, 2013, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #262863

Cats can’t knock dogs up. It’s already been said in the comic a looooooong while back and has been mentioned in the comments a not-as-long while back.

Gate-senpai October 23, 2013, 6:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #262864

Expected the top, did not expect the bottom.

Wat October 23, 2013, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #262865

They look so short in that first panel

asdf October 23, 2013, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #262866

Lol Rachel

kami October 23, 2013, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #262867

lol, I was actually surprised by Rach’s initial reaction to the booze; after all she ain’t no Daisy that’s for sure, seeing how her drive and frankness for fun in the bed far exceeds that of Daisy.
I was pretty much scanning through the panels, until I finally saw the reaction I was expecting: her taking the booze and liking it.
lol, it’s funny how many “knights” pop up to profess how they’d never do it, but we know what’s being protected and it sure ain’t no values. Basically, those people are just a little more shy or hesitant about it (*cough* DAISY *cough*) and find strength in becoming a “knight”.
Wow, I am glad my comment on the last page about them “making babies” has rolled out not only a good deal on that page, but has even expanded in dribbles on this page.
Essentially and to be frank for the funny people, I was telling them to have SEX (babies being a “bonus” I guess they’re not going to get). Also if they can’t have babies it’s even better; don’t need that protection, just go natural and no need to “pull out”, because no babies right? Good 8-)

Blank On Purpose October 23, 2013, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #262868

….OHhh ****

hunter@xmail.com October 23, 2013, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #262869

Well… she liked the gift. ^^;
Now it’s just a mystery box of what’s gonna happen. I know most are thinking drunk… stuff, but it might take a totally different turn (which seems to be tradition now).

Pyro October 23, 2013, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #262870

All that’s needed in this particular situation

that guy October 23, 2013, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #262871

Rachael never ceases to make me grin

freaquentflyer October 23, 2013, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #262872

She really likes messing with him.

Leaf October 23, 2013, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #262874

Is this the first time we’ve seen Paulo in clothes in the comic? For some reason I thought his outfits would be a little less … trendy.

That said, it looks like they’ve only got champagne, and only two bottles at that, so I’m fully expecting everyone to have one glass of wine and get “psychologically drunk” instead of physically intoxicated. Basically, acting like how people act when they’re drunk simply because its what you do. But we’ll see. BCB loves to throw twists and turns!

GEsque October 23, 2013, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #262876

Gah! I finally caught up. Now I have to slow down and actually think about each page before going on to the next. Why did Paulo have liquor just lying around in his room? Why does Rachel expect a present from Paulo but not Micheal? What days does this comic update?

Iggy October 23, 2013, 8:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #262877

Taeshi can u draw little red horns on rachael in the last pannel? 8-D

JustSomeCritic October 23, 2013, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #262878

@Termania : SERIOUSLY!!! dam euros and your ability to drink my favorite red red wine ._.
@Titanium_Dragon : Its probably just for two ;)
Oh and Rachel…don’t pull on him what my fiance does, lol :P

Ikuto October 23, 2013, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #262879

In the corner of my mind I thought this would happen. Racheal is kind of a ‘party girl’ so yeah… Called it. (Kinda)

Anon-Anon October 23, 2013, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #262880

Besides, the chapter is long. It’s be weird if the drama started 8 pages in… With that said, who else can’t wait for the ♪Drama♪

Nixnax101 October 23, 2013, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #262881

The comic updates on weekdays at around 10:00 AM PST, if I recall correctly.
The reason Rachel expects a present from Paulo but not from Mike is because they kind of have a thing, although nobody is really sure if Paulo is going to move on from Lucy, but, to be quite honest, I’m not sure how long Rachel is going to wait for him to do so…
Paulo didn’t just have alcohol laying around, he (presumably) stole from his dad’s liquor cabinet because he didn’t get a gift for Rachel and didn’t want to be a bad romantic interest, or whatever. We may see the repercussions late this chapter. My theory is his dad is going to get home, see the booze is missing, and crash the party hardcore. Rachel may get mad at Paulo for stealing (she seems like the type that once shoplifted a bit, but stopped) and cause some awkward sexual tension.

Nixnax101 October 23, 2013, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #262882


hi132435 October 23, 2013, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #262883

Heh, she’s not worried about being drunk. She’s worried about the adults finding out. They better hide those bottles REAL good. XDD

Zone October 23, 2013, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #262884

Well, Time to Start the PARTY! Yeah!! 8-)

The Shinobi October 23, 2013, 9:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #262885

I think the funniest thing that could have happened here was if Rachel said “It’s not that kind of party. My parents are here.” So Paulo throws them in the bushes.

Disaster averted!

GooltheFool October 23, 2013, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #262887

Just for frame of reference, how old are these people? I always thought ~17-18, but the brown dog guy who’s name I can never remember is only turning 15?

Josef Stalin October 23, 2013, 10:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262888

@Josef_Stalin Considering they are Sophomores and Juniors in High School average age would be 15-17.

Edit: 17 is pushing it a little though, that’s generally Senior.

Alchemi October 23, 2013, 10:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #262889

But I’ll never tell. XD Dude, what’s she’s gonna do. Pour some in the punch cx

CrazyCud October 23, 2013, 11:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #262890

It depends on the state. NYC is 16 for your license as well as some other states, so technically you can get behind the wheel as early as 15. NJ is 17 for license ect. I hope that helped! :)

Termania October 23, 2013, 11:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #262891

i think its amusing how some people are saying paulos being unloyal to lucy.

as far as paulo is concerned, lucy is gone forever and is not coming back. hes probably not entirely over her, but he managed to find the heart to get a girlfriend and im really proud of him :D

(personally i’d like to see lucy with auggie! but thats just lil ol me ;) )

Whimsicott October 23, 2013, 11:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #262892

Paulo in cloths make him look like a five year old.

matt October 23, 2013, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #262893

Sadly, she reminds me of most kids that go to my high school

Timni October 24, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #262894

It looks like Rachel enjoys under age drinking as much as under aged sex. It’s a party dont be a little ***** about doing some under aged drinking.

Blue fox October 24, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #262895

Poor Paulo, no matter what he does people always end up making him feel bad. I think he’s the one that deals the most with peer-pressure.

Mel October 24, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #262896

Wait for it. Wait for it… OK time to party

Tacsi October 24, 2013, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #262897

Rachel sure loves ****ing with Paulo in more ways than one XD

Qsandas October 24, 2013, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #262898

I used to adore Rachel, but now i am starting to get somewhat afraid of her.

PS. It looks somewhat funny, that while “Rachel” is Jewish name (and she looks Jewish) meaning “sheep” there als owas old-English word rack/rask/raki meaning “dog”. That interpretation of her name is obviously wrong, yet funny.

Arioch October 24, 2013, 4:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #262899

So he’s out of the fire for now. What happens when the old man realise he nabbed his liqour?

randomEncounter October 24, 2013, 6:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #262901

No alcohol taken before 23. A part of USA law?
Agree with the author.

HongKat October 24, 2013, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #262903

I love your sense of color Vero! The legs look really short this time though..

Ngeh October 24, 2013, 7:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #262904

Omg, Rach! Share some with me! >=V

Lolly October 24, 2013, 8:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #262907

I smell a PauloxRachel

TaFF October 24, 2013, 10:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #262908

Taeshi? I love your comment at the end of this page. There’s a difference between writing about stupid kids and encouraging such behavior. I hope teenage drinking is handled in an appropriate manner.

Anonymous October 24, 2013, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #262994

LOL Rach y u so short?

And to whoever mentioned king’s game: YES.

QuixoticRiot October 24, 2013, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #263014

Rachel you’re awesome :P
Way to mess with Paulo

Seoq October 24, 2013, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #263041

Rachel, you so cute. X3

Jessica U. Ingmann October 25, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #263047

This was ALMOST out of character. Almost.

Rusco Istar October 25, 2013, 1:18 AM EST.

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Yep February 19, 2014, 5:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #286532

Paulo you are boring to me! Idk but u are not like ure dad Mad Lucy

andrey September 10, 2014, 4:42 PM EST.

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