Happy Hour — Page 9
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Comment ID #262911

obiously he’s not, mike.

SomeBro October 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #262912


Hawz October 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #262913

HAHA Lol. Paulo aint gonna listen to Mike 8-)

Jonas97face October 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #262914

just yes

DinR October 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #262915

Oooh, drunk paulo.

MentalMedic October 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #262917

Paulo… Wat r u doing… Paulo… Stahp…

Well, this should be interesting.

Nomani October 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #262919

A drunken cast… This is exactly what the arc needs! Maybe we’ll learn something about them ;)

AngryBunny October 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #262920

um… Mike, didn’t you take Alcoholic Chocolates and nearly got everyone killed?

Suzy October 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #262921

go have some wine like a gentleman

SomeBro October 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #262922

I can’t understand if Paulo is drinking just to **** Mike off or if he feels sincerely guilty. I guess a bit of both

SHM October 24, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #262924

Man Mike, stop being so lame. Just shut up and not do it yourself instead of doing this retarded shouting which does nothing to stop it. -.-

HLTH October 24, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #262925

Paulo’s really falling apart without Lucy…. I miss the old Paulo! ;_; Also is it just me or does Mike look really adorable in panel 9? So cute!

Wolflover October 24, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #262926

As soon as Paulo opened that can, Mike’s moral sensors started flaring. I guess no one else’s did… Daisy?

@Suzy: That was not intentional, though. Homies know not to back out of a bet.

Shiloh October 24, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #262927

Gasp! Not our sweet sweet Paulo…

Kindle_kat October 24, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #262928

Bwahahahah. Oh that was good, I can only imagine what the other people at the party are thinking. Que the people who will speculate whether or not paulo is drinking infront of mike out of spite and or not and what that means for his “character’s development.” Good work as always.

Bunshin October 24, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #262929

And everything goes downhill from there… Poor Daisy, wonder how she’ll react…

N October 24, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262930

I’m guessing Paulo will either be an awesome drunk, or he’ll end up getting sad again.

Anoukk October 24, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262931

Well, I’m guessing that Paulo is going to spit the beer all over Mike since beer is bitter most of the time (Paulo is addicted to soda, something really sweet) not expecting it to taste it like that.

Tylord October 24, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262932

now we wait for the gut spilling :3

Sanchan October 24, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262933

@Suzy I almost forgot about that XD Would be funny if we see another drunk Mike moment again. But if not, least we get something new, Drunk Paulo!!

Blaze October 24, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #262934

It’s a party every one was doing it. Mike is just being a stick in the mud with a wet blanket wrapped around it.

Blue fox October 24, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #262935

Well, this should be interesting…

Jayden October 24, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #262936

Wait, I get it now. Happy hour….like at a bar….where they serve alcohol….it makes sense

Kindle_kat October 24, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #262937


kami October 24, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #262938

Just watch… 10 bucks says that either Tess or Jazzie are gonna walk in and see that…. drama!! Though I do wonder what a drunk Paulo would be like. Would he be an angry drunk or a sad drunk, cuz I just can’t see him as a happy drunk. Anyways,, thi should turn out to be interesting..veeeery interesting..

Adrian October 24, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #262939

He only drank it because mike told him not to lol

Alfavhunter October 24, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #262940


Mr-Hero-Bio October 24, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #262941

The kshhh part ! XD

Tiido October 24, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #262942

Mike ya party pooper >:T

Ah but seriously just because he has a beer doesnt mean he is the devil Mikey. chill. >:o

Mr. Morningstar October 24, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #262943

Hahahahahahaha this should prove to bring some interesting developments and an even more interesting side to Paulo!

Kidhate October 24, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #262944

Mike is a creep appearing behind somebody’s back everytime that SOMEONE do something… anything!

JayLime October 24, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #262945

Yeah I started drink at 16! and I’m just fine now

randomdice October 24, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #262946

… the **** is the problem with drinking 1 beer?

It’s a problem when you drink 4 shots of whiskey in the morning before you can get out of bed at the age of 17. Seriously.

Davey October 24, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #262947

Why do I get the feeling Paulo is going to be a really depressing drunk?

Zott October 24, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #262948

I agree with Mike. I know kids will be kids, but my morals are just going crazy.

Todd October 24, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #262949

MAN I don’t think we’ll see drunk Mike, though I think that would be hilarious and maybe make it easier for him and Paulo to have a grand ol’ time. <3

Otherwise, Paulo, have another. 8-)

Also, I love his expression,

“I’m sorry, I’m too busy having a beer to give a **** about what you’re saying, thanks come again.”

Yaschiri October 24, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #262950

I think what’s about to happen is that Paulo is gonna spill a lot of beans about himself, hence, Drunk words; sober thoughts.

DarkNova October 24, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #262951

Mike your Holier-than-thou routine can’t work on someone who doesn’t give a **** about what you think

Vega October 24, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #262952

o3o great party! :/

Lyrix October 24, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #262953

“Hey, Kid”
PEDOPHILE Furious Abbey
(I can’t tell if that’s a girl or a guy)

Aaaaaaaand, Mike becomes a snapping turtle, again. I love how Mike’s response just makes Paulo drink more. It’s what make their love/hate relationship special. Imagine if Paulo went to college. IF

I know that the freckled kid is around their age, don’t ruin the joke for me. :/

Hawz October 24, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #262954

Alright! Since drinking is the topic of this chapter, it’s DRINKING GAME TIME! Over the course of this chapter:

If Paulo get drunk, take a shot.
If Rachel gets drunk, take a shot.
If Mike gets drunk, take two shots.
If Abbey gets drunk, take a shot.
If Daisy gets drunk, two shots.
If Sue gets drunk, take a shot.
If Amaya gets drunk, take a shot.
If everyone gets drunk, stop drinking.
If relationships are mentioned, take a shot.
If sex happens (off-panel, obviously), two shots.
If Sandy is brought up, take a shot.
If Lucy is brought up, three shots.
If Lucy appears in this chapter, drink the bottle.
If Amaya speaks and is uninterrupted, drink the bottle.

If people get all analytical about this chapter, take a shot.
If people get offended, take a shot.
If a troll comments, take a shot.
If Suitcase comments, two shots.
If Taeshi comments, three shots.
If an argument occurs, take a shot for each person involved.

If people complain about Lucy being gone, get drunk twice over. Then, since by then you’ll have forgotten why you where drinking in the first place, continue drinking until you either lose consciousness or cease breathing.

Have fun, everyone!

Oceanus92 October 24, 2013, 1:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #262955

:unsure: : Paulo Strop drinking that!
8-): *keeps on drinking.
:unsure: gaahh..Daisy say something!!

wolven_DM October 24, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #262956

Formula for disaster
Young teens + alcohol - adult supervision = trashed out house
You all remember “Animal House”, right?
Here it is but with real animals.

toydoc October 24, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #262957

@oceanus92 I hope I get to drink the bottle 8-)

Kora hte Fox-Dragon October 24, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #262958

finaly BCB got a hilarious page after loong while XD

Relax Mike you fruitcake, you got drunk from alcoholic treats in younger age so shut up and take a drink aswell 8-)

EvilKitty3 October 24, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #262959

Project X!

unoppo October 24, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #262960

I love Paulo’s reaction. Absolutely fantastic.

Dracain October 24, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262961

No mike, paulo will not listen -w-

eagle October 24, 2013, 2:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #262962

B-man October 24, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #262963

i wonder what lucy would have to say about paulo drinking?

Phillip October 24, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #262964

Oh look it’s saucy dog and frat-boy cat! Now the party is started!

Huh? October 24, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #262965

This is serious, and ironic, but I feel like I have to say this.

Right after I read this page, I went to lunch, and there was a totaled corvett on display from www.madd.org as an attempt to eliminate drunk driving. It was a sad sight…

Sorry if this sounds preachy, but drink responsibly guys. :x

Hawz October 24, 2013, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #262966

Its sad to see how this goes on in parties. You lose control of yourself and poison your liver.

Keyblade Dragon October 24, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #262967

I can’t tell if he’s drinking to impress Rachel or just to tick off Mike…

Mix of both perhaps??? :question:

Either way this is great! XD

New Reader Person October 24, 2013, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #262968

Paulo? PAULO! Mike’s reaction made me laugh so hard! XD

Discord55 October 24, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #262969

Underage drinking…this is the point of the night where you save your game so you can come back and put a stop to it early. Someone is getting laid tonight!

DFS October 24, 2013, 2:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #262970

In fairness, was Mike really expecting anything else? I mean, really?

SkyeCaptain October 24, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #262971

I see the police showing up via anonymous call
*Hangs up phone*

Anon-Anon October 24, 2013, 3:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #262972

why do i smell an underage drinking PSA en route?

buchanen_neket October 24, 2013, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #262973

he does this out of pure comtempt

kitsu October 24, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #262974

This is very odd to me. In my country, most people start drinking at that age, and nobody really cares except parents, certainly not other teens. Even the ones who don’t drink won’t usually get preachy, particularly at parties.

Pokelova October 24, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #262975

Mike. Please get drunk.



… do it

Cassidy October 24, 2013, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #262976

Mike, we know Paulo makes really stupid mistakes. Mike remember some months ago. We humans call that time “Back and Forth”

I can see that happening. Then **** really hits the fan X)

TheXtreme(YM) October 24, 2013, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #262977

Yeah, same here @Pokelova. Paulo drinking doesn’t surprise me one bit, actually can relate to this very much. Now to see how Paulo handles it, if he ain’t full drunk mode later in the party with the rest of the cool kids, shame on him.

Hicks October 24, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #262978

And everyone’s wearing clothes. O3O

??? October 24, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #262979

Now taking bets who will punch Paulo!
Official odds: Mike 2:1 Abbey 3:1 Daisy 1:2 Amaya 1:15 Sue 1:3
Seriously though Alcohol + Mike = getting mugged by complete strangers, Alcohol + Abbey = domestic abuse, so this shouldn’t end well…

Post script: Mikes last face in last panel is so similar to Sues in last chapter!!

Misanthrope October 24, 2013, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #262980

Rachel’s face in panel seven:
“I’m-a get you get you get you drunk
Get you love drunk off my hump
My hump my hump my hump my hump my hump”

I am not surprised at all about Paulo’s behavior. And to all those worry-warts out there: there is a huge difference between one or two beers and getting compleatly drunk.
See where this goes before you call for fire and brimstone.

Happy Huginn October 24, 2013, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #262981

mike im sorry dude but just shut up

Paulo seems a little confused by his statement lol

stealthy toast October 24, 2013, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #262982

But Mike, this isn’t even a first time when Paulo drinks alcoholic beverages!

(Remember the party where he went with Jess?)

Jeesh October 24, 2013, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #262983

Since this is BCB, I can see nothing but “drama” coming out of this decision.

DeathofInk October 24, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #262984

Okay mike…. shut up… please.

carcinoGeneticist October 24, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #262985

awwww mike has such a cute little baby face in panel 9. i can see were his little baby brother chris gets it from. mike should just go home and tex what her name like he always dose and cry to her.

Blue fox October 24, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #262986

Why yell at Paulo first? Rachel ‘s the one who wanted alcohol at her party in the first place.

Malice October 24, 2013, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #262987

@Blue Fox
You mean Sandy right?

carcinoGeneticist October 24, 2013, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #262988

You guys, it’s not like he’s never had alcohol before… remember his date with Jessica? :O http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p9.html Hopefully he’ll have better control this time…. :/

Anu October 24, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #262989

AHAHAHAH I knew it! I bet Paulo is doing that and doing the opposite of what mike says, cause he hates mike for driving lucy to, what I think, attempt suicide… …. but lucy could of had PAULO!!! PAULO IS FRIKKIN AWESOME 8-) also.. mike… don’t be such a square :P

mushrooms :D October 24, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #262990

Mike is all like “C’mon bruh” but Paulo is all like “Nuh uh”

Maith1 October 24, 2013, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #262991

Mike:”No Paulo! Don’t drink without me, mang!”

Waldo October 24, 2013, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #262992

Mike…seriously? You thought Paulo didn’t take a sip out of his father’s cabinet now and then?

Paulo’s just doing it now because you’re outraged. There ain’t nothing morally wrong about drinking under some randomly picked age anyway, it’s just underage drinkers aren’t exactly critical thinkers and are more likely to get themselves in deep **** (just like young drivers) so the law figures they better nip it in the bud. For all you know, Paulo knows his limits better because he drinks occasionally.

If Mike couldn’t figure out that Rachel was going to have this sort of party, he is beyond naive.

Macca October 24, 2013, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #262993


Carindel_Girl October 24, 2013, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #262995

Last series of panels is awesome and full of all dat “win”.
Mike is all up in Paulo’s grill trying to moralize and shame him, but Paulo’s all “The more you talk, the more I drink.”
Hell, if I had to listen to some of the things Mike talked about all the time too, I’d be drinking enough just to prevent myself from straight up punching him in the face, haha!
Come on Mike, this ain’t Heaven and most of these people ain’t angels, so don’t act all surprised about it. Just stop your yap, open a can, have a drink, and loosen up; all that stress is going to shorten your life, guy.
Also, isn’t there a bit of irony in Mike saying he knows Paulo is “better than that”? Is that saying Mike ACTUALLY has a good opinion about Paulo? Pffft, lawl, he just feels small because Paulo is drinking and he isn’t.
Edit: Also fun fact, drinking doesn’t always result in sex…usually. Maybe some making out, maybe not.

Blank On Purpose October 24, 2013, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #262996

Paluo isn’t gonna listen to the douchbag mike is he?! Cus he gots swaaaag B)

Artsyswaggy October 24, 2013, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #262997

I just love that there’s this pause, before paulo opens his beer. Then a wild mike appears, as if summoned by the ksssshh. Also, paulo is winning so much right now. This page is an instant classic.

QuixoticRiot October 24, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #262998

Im really confused here. They are juniors. You couldn’t really expect:

1.- That Paulo, of everyone, doesn’t alcohol, atleast some times.
2.- That Mike doesn’t know about this and acts dissapointed and surprised.

Eenohay October 24, 2013, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #262999


oxo October 24, 2013, 6:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #263000

Guys, come on….it’s BSC. Do you really think anything good can come from Paulo drinking?

It’ll probably result in a house-fire that consumes half the town, drives the country into the next civil war, and everyone we know and love dies. From tetanus. And this is why we can’t have nice things!

GobHobblin October 24, 2013, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #263001

“IT’S SODA YOU PANSY” I wish Paulo would just say that to mess with mike XD

Mcturtle October 24, 2013, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #263002

@ carcinoGeneticist indeed I dew. I don’t hate her. I just don’t like her. Mainly because im super hard core LUCYXMIKE.

Blue fox October 24, 2013, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #263003

Somehow, magically, everyone forget how hammered tess was at the silvester party. And again this shows exactly what’s wrong with ‘muricas perception of alcohol. I sure hope hes not going to get busted and sticks to a few drinks… Otherwhise, if he does, I hope he learns his lesson, and I just bet Daisy’s going to get “accidentally drunk”, because, face it, she’s still a bit naive and more and more trying to “be a grown-up”

Flari October 24, 2013, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #263004

I really hope Paulo doesn’t get drunk. I’m rooting for him and all, but let’s be honest - his decision making isn’t the best even he’s when sober.

spatz October 24, 2013, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #263005

I just love how he keeps staring at Mike as he drinks it.

Quill October 24, 2013, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #263006

Can’t help but laugh at this

Random dude October 24, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #263007

Meh. LucyXMike fell apart for me when he started b****ing and talking S*** to sandy behind Luce’s back. And MikeXSandy isnt much better because all mike does is whine to her…

carcinoGeneticist October 24, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #263008

Paulo at his finest. I freakin’ love paulo XD

Frodomann1 October 24, 2013, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #263009

Mike thought that Paulo only drank orange soda up to this point. XD

Hawz October 24, 2013, 6:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #263010

Paulo…you cheeky *******.

Trubeque October 24, 2013, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #263011

I dont think he’s actually drinking it XD He doing it to **** off">******** Mike

Crazy Crud October 24, 2013, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #263012

This makes me happier than it really should.

LeyTheFlea October 24, 2013, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #263013

Bless those last three panels.

Furball October 24, 2013, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #263015

BOOZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!That is all 8-D

JustSomeCritic October 24, 2013, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #263016

I don’t care how bad an influence she is… I wuvz the Rae-rae!

Axel K. October 24, 2013, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #263017

I love this Page ♥ XD

Hunter&Bro October 24, 2013, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #263018

Paulo’s all «NOPE» in the last couple panels 8-)

I can’t tell if he was just pressured into drinking or if he woulda done it anyways. Probably the latter. :P

Sambo October 24, 2013, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #263019

Mike, I don’t think you’re helping…

Jack-Mo October 24, 2013, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #263022

Mike: Paulo, don’t! Remember what happened the LAST time one of us got drunk? :unsure:
Paulo: No, that was the last time YOU got drunk. I’ve totally gotten drunk more recently. 8-)
Mike: PAULO!

Zone October 24, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #263023

Ironic since Mike got heavily drunk once betting one particular mugger

Sweaty Man Armpits October 24, 2013, 9:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #263024

LOL! I just had family issues, but this damn well cheered me up. That was the best reaction scene ever, Especially cus I know I would have done the same thing for the lols

Its not that big of a deal tbh if you remain tipsy and don’t become drunk. At the tipsy point you just have a “don’t care” attitude, but you can still think straight (but I don’t know for balance and walking, as I have better balance then almost anyone I know)

Sleepingfox October 24, 2013, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #263025

Fastest way to get Paulo to drink? Have Mike tell him not to. :B

Ravako October 24, 2013, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #263026

Also, another thing to mention…Mike the best friend you can have, clearly. Even after how paulo acts he still understands him, and tries to help him. All mike hate should be gone by now, he realized his mistakes, and let out his frustration. **** happens when your a kid

Sleepingfox October 24, 2013, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #263027

..You should know better than to assume that Mike.. :x

****** October 24, 2013, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #263028

No. no I’m not. Now screw off goody two shoes.

Jared sheep October 24, 2013, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #263029

PFFF.. Asking Paulo if he’s “better than that…”

Mikika Hatari October 24, 2013, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #263030


Kernal sanders October 24, 2013, 10:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #263031

If Paulo wasn’t sure whether or not to drink it at first, I know he was COMPLETELY sure when he realized it would tick Mike off.

MykelTDT October 24, 2013, 10:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #263032

I didn’t see Mike get all upset when Tess got drunk: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c43/p4.html

MachBiker October 24, 2013, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #263033

the amount of not caring that paolo is drinking is unsurprising

shonenjump1 October 24, 2013, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #263034

Speaking as someone now legally allowed to buy alcohol, all of ya’ll would be no fun at a party if you throw stones at someone downing one beer before they were of age. :P

Paulo is a tad young, but hey he’ll probably be a light-weight due to never drinking and stop after two.

Lickit&stickit October 24, 2013, 11:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #263035

When is the story going to get back to Lucy? I don’t even care if she’s still a main character or not, I just want some sense of closure (and maybe a happy ending involving her getting therapy or something).

spatz October 24, 2013, 11:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #263036

Paulo looks particularly hot in this page.

Must be a bad boy thing.

Hunnikitty October 24, 2013, 11:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #263037

Big innocent green eyes have been ignored XD ! But I don’t think Paulo’s seriously drinking.

Subaru October 24, 2013, 11:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #263038

Do it for the vine Paulo?

Leo October 24, 2013, 11:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #263039

@spatz: You’ll get to see her again in the future, but for now just enjoy the party. Pretend she is hanging out with new friends if that makes you feel better.

I’m getting a dark foreboding feeling that Paulo is going to get drunk and say things about Mike that he shouldn’t. This can’t end well for Mike or Paulo… or Rachel for that matter since this is her house and I have a feeling that it will get trashed. Hmm, Paulo’s dad is going to be disappointed in him… not for the drinking though… for something else. I’m glad this is just hypothetical. It would suck if there was any physical fighting in this house.

supertails19 October 24, 2013, 11:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #263040

okay mike not to advocate underage drinking or anything but really, chill out. it’s not like he’s doing black tar heroin. it’s a beer, man, calm down. dont be so rude. it’s his body not yours.

King_Crimson October 24, 2013, 11:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #263042

Kitt?! What the hell is Kitt Katan doin’ in this group of kids?? O.O

Jessica U. Ingmann October 25, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #263043

Paulo drinking, I never would of guessed.(sayed in a highly sarcastic tone)

@Jessica U. Ingmann Who is Kit Katan

Tigerclaw32 October 25, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #263044

I bet Paulo’s reply will be in the form of a burp. lol

starfighter105 October 25, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #263045

To answer your question, Mike: No. No he doesn’t. He’s beyond help, so let him be.

Also, C’mon people, you know better than shoving beer on people’s faces urging them to chug it down against their will!

ResidentEddy October 25, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #263046

Panel 4… all I can think is “Hey, kid… Imma computah.”

Nagoshi October 25, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #263048


Rusco Istar October 25, 2013, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #263049

@ carcinoGeneticist well somebody has to listen to mike whine and Lucy sure as **** ain’t that somebody. All sandy did was feel sorry for him for being a little ***** wussy when he should have stood up for him self.

Blue fox October 25, 2013, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #263050

I can’t imagine he’s trying to bug Mike, because, and as silly as this sounds, he’s not narrowing his eyes or facially saying “OOH I’M PAULO AND I DO WHAT I WANT.” So yeah, I think he just feels bad. But what do I know, this is just speculation.

Zeb October 25, 2013, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #263051

I’ve never been more supportive of teenage drinking. Way to go, Mike.

Tacsi October 25, 2013, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #263052

I remember what happened last time Mike and Paulo got drunk together.


Ace October 25, 2013, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #263053

Mike is the biggest wuss ever….

Lol October 25, 2013, 4:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #263054

I love how, for not one second, Paulo never brakes eyecontact during the last panels.

RandomEncounter October 25, 2013, 4:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #263055

I think people have the wrong idea about high school parties. High school students drinking doesn’t automatically equal OMG EVERYONES DEAD AND THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE AND EXPLODING. yeah **** can go down at a rager but this looks a few friends chilling more of a kickback

E October 25, 2013, 5:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #263056

mike: aren’t you?
Paulo: *lifts can*
mike: Paulo?
Paulo: *gulp*
mike: PAULO

mushrooms :D October 25, 2013, 7:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #263057

Drunk cat…

HongKat October 25, 2013, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #263058

Either Paulo is Jerk with a Broken Golden Heart or he’s just being a Jerk. In other words, this could all be a prank to get back at Mike for not lending him earphones!

/conspiracy theory

Just-A-Lurker October 25, 2013, 8:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #263059

Tactical Drama inbound

asdf October 25, 2013, 8:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #263060

@supertails19 Imagine if Paulo knew what Mike had said to her that caused her to break down. He’s in the best position of any of the characters to understand the effect it must have had on her, and he’s living proof that Mike was wrong (“nobody could love you”, “you have no friends”, etc).

spatz October 25, 2013, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #263067

Rachel has been super cute looking lately…. I love LucyXPaulo but I dont mind RachelXPaulo :PX8-)

Red the hedgehog October 25, 2013, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #263070

Although, tensions are a bit higher than usual considering recent events… oh boy, if Paulo spills what he knows about Mike… well this could take a very serious turn for the worse for Mike or for Paulo if no one believes him.

@spatz: This scene was what I was thinking about. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c48/p7.html If Paulo somehow remembers this, then Mike will be screwed… if anyone actually believes Paulo. Also, you are right… Paulo is actually in the best position to figure out what happened between Mike and Lucy. Paulo wouldn’t exactly know what happened, but if he was good at putting puzzle pieces together(he’s not), then he would at least be able to suspect and then question Mike. I’m mostly just worried that Paulo decides to say screw it and punches Mike for no reason when out of everyone here, he actually has the most info about the situation(sadly) and actually has a legitimate reason for punching Mike. But I can see people assuming it was just because he was drunk.

supertails19 October 25, 2013, 9:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #263091

@supertails19 I’m expecting that text Lucy sent to serve its role as a Chekhov’s Gun once more. It’s only natural that Mike eventually introduces his girlfriend to everyone else, and if the topic of Lucy comes up, the contents if that text will inevitably be mentioned. Even drunk Paulo has wits enough to put that piece of the puzzle in its place.

spatz October 25, 2013, 10:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #263103

That role model status, thoouuuugh~

Moonbeams October 25, 2013, 11:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #263104

okay got to ask, everyone is saying that they are expecting mike to get drunk to spill the beans on lucy. But could it be possible, if not the most likely that Paulo’s going to get blitzed and something bad is going to happen to him. I mean he’s been a bit of a douchenugget lately. Maybe it’s time he gets a real good hard kick in his ***. Again. Since his breakup with jasmine turned him from slight turd to getting a full case of headupass-itis.

buchanen_neket October 25, 2013, 11:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #263105

Ohhhhhhhhh NOOOOOOOOOO I caught up already ;___; Dammit! This has been really cool though.
I’m sure you’re sick of everyone saying it, but I’m really curious how Lucy is now doing. I didn’t think you’d be writing her out totally! I’m not saying that I’m not enjoying the current chapters though. Really enjoying them, actually. :3

Vix October 25, 2013, 11:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #263106

Omg, I just had a thought, okay - it’s totally unfeasible, but still…
You know how the talent scout talked to Lucy? And she shut him down?
…What if she changed her mind?
What if the next time they see her it’s on the ****ING TV!
(It won’t happen. XD BUt it would be awesome if it did!)

Vix October 25, 2013, 11:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #263193

Paulo? Better than that? Not likely. X)

The Nameless One October 25, 2013, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #263261

What? I can’t hear you. I am too busy doing something I know I am not suppose to do… :/

Timni October 26, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #263366

Mike: Paulo stop!

Paulo: Sorry can’t hear you over the sound of me drinking!

Ari October 28, 2013, 3:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #263819

“Hey, kid. Catch.”

Emoji October 30, 2013, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #264224


Your Mom November 3, 2013, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #265934

@Zone What happend?

Bellthegaomon November 15, 2013, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #273817

See that cat? yeah, tht one. He better be a new member of the cast or at least like McCain… Better be… yeah…

aaav January 26, 2014, 7:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #281498

Wow, I didn’t realize Matt was here too.

bleh May 23, 2014, 11:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #284618

Drunkness fun to watch TARRIBLE to be in

TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #287048

Is that Matt?? :O Holy cow, I didn’t realize he was in this chapter.

He seemed like a bigger jerk here, before we get to know him a little better.

daft_inquisitor September 22, 2014, 5:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #291541

Mike taking care of his boyfriend

JellyButt December 17, 2014, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #291631

… Better? Seriously?
Drinking alcohol isn’t even remotely ethically dubious. Nope, not even as illegal underagers…
Douche move, Mike.

SotiCoto December 19, 2014, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #295979

Huh. Now that we know more about Matt, his reaction here totally makes sense.

EDIT: Just realized I commented essentially this a little while ago. :/

daft_inquisitor March 24, 2015, 12:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #298565

This “YEAH BABY” feels so different now…

Nikary May 5, 2015, 11:04 AM EST.

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