Take Heart — Page 20
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Veronica: This comic is going to update when Souppy and I are not at home!! So I hope the automatic update works! By this time I should be going to the airport to fly to Chicago to meet Souppy there and have a mini-vacation together. IT WILL BE GR8.


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Comment ID #276434

It worked.

DarthStar March 5, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #276435

This could be every type of awkward.

Liul March 5, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #276436

i dont care what people say, I think Paulo is a great friend. Misguided and Bigoted at times, but a great friend

Benjamin March 5, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #276437

it did

Blackthifer March 5, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #276438

Freaking Daisy.

SnowyPaint March 5, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #276439

Whats Daisy’s problem?

And have fun @Taeshi

Jonas97face March 5, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #276440

Oh for… :/ Honestly Daisy quit being so bashful about getting the yellow roses. -_-‘

Otter guy March 5, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #276441

In the fourth panel Paulo sees Matt’s halo halo halo. xD

HelTH March 5, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #276442

Yay! Hope you two have a good trip, @Taeshi !
And I’m glad Paulo’s at least sort of coming to terms with this…

modulusshift March 5, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #276443

@Taeshi, sorry for all the cold & snow in my city but have lots of fun!

I wonder if the card on Abby’s flowers are going to say from Paulo

sen March 5, 2014, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #276444

C’mon Daisy, you’re making Paulo even more frustrated.

Well Paulo, you sure know who you should love. You would have to be faithful for her and be able to find her when you get the chance.

Keyblade Dragon March 5, 2014, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #276445

Huh. Maybe Paulo isn’t as immature and foolish as I’d thought. He doesn’t seem to be holding Rachel to any double-standards anymore.

And Daisy, you silly girl, there’s a fine line between being adorable and being a wuss. How hard is it to buy flowers?

Zott March 5, 2014, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #276446

Paulo “oh my god you suck shut up while I try to fix your problems”

He can be a bit of an idiot at times, and he can **** up royal, but damn does he try to give all he can to the people he cares about.

Now to watch this blow up in his face.

titansCrypt March 5, 2014, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #276447

aaaa my cityyyy!! You’ll have a great time! There’s so much to do in the Chi! (even with all the winter weather)

Have fun, @Taeshi and @Suitcase! :D

Naoki March 5, 2014, 1:17 PM EST.

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If she can’t pony up the courage to buy a rose to prove her affection, she really doesn’t like or love Abbey.

I think she’s conflicted because she knows she doesn’t want him. She just wants someone. Maybe she’s finally developing a conscience for Abbey’s hurt if she continues to do this to him.

I actually think the situation is really funny. We have Paulo who loves Lucy first, but does somewhat want Rachel. And Daisy’s the same way with Mike and Abbey. And here the two are encouraging each other to move on.

I hope what is stopping them, is they know that is isn’t very nice to make a person into a placeholder.

Lickit&stickit March 5, 2014, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #276449

Oh paulo…….i have the feeling like what he says is not 100% what he feels….
And daisy is too afraid :(

Tails March 5, 2014, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #276450

Oh boy! This could turn out to be an awkward moment between Paulo and Jasmine.

Com.Nyan March 5, 2014, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #276451

PLEASE, Paulo. She’s a dog, she’s not interested

nalem March 5, 2014, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #276452

The girl next to Jasmine. IS SHE A BUNNY? I’ve been wondering since I first saw her. She looks like a bunny!

Julia KaNeko March 5, 2014, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #276453

Darn it, Daisy. Don’t Daiz this up! D:

Gate-senpai March 5, 2014, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #276454

I think that Paulo knows Rachel doesn’t want a serious relationship with him or probably with anyone. He thought he could handle having casual sex with her but ended up developing feelings. He knows it can’t go anywhere which is why he isn’t going to confess to her, but he still has those feelings to deal with.

I never got why everyone thought Rachel was gonna get hurt. Rachel’s clearly been doing the whole casual thing for a while now and seems to have the hang of it. It’s Paulo who gets easily attached.

NtG March 5, 2014, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #276455

Have fun in Chicago, @Taeshi ! If you like aquariums and the like, the Shedd is THE BEST aquarium. The Field Museum is awesome, too. Chicago is a great city with a lot to see and do and it’ll be so much fun even with the weather.

Also, I’d have made Daisy go up and buy the dang roses. Paulo already did all of the legwork with convincing his ex to do the fundraiser. Daisy needs to take some serious control. It’s obvious she’s not 100% on this or else she’d go do it herself.

Gazri March 5, 2014, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #276456

I can see it now.

Paulo approaching Abbey.
Pulling out the roses.
Abbey being the one saying ‘fruitcake’ this time.
….David popping around the corner, showing them how he just joined the photography club…..

Guessing March 5, 2014, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #276457

I’m with Lickit on this one, daisy needs to decide for herself on this one, Paulo doing ti for her is NOT a wise idea. Heck even his idea on tha dual relationship is really interesting. I’ll be able to post more after classes, Iw as lucky to even get home mid-day today.
prediction time! I think Daisy is going to stop him and make a spheal on why she may not want abbey as much as she thinks or isnt ready.
I also think the guy is jsut a close friend or even reletive Rachael is yelling stories to while hes in town, or some guy she introducing to the school.

Michael March 5, 2014, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #276458

Paulo being dat Diva, you go boy!

Blank On Purpose March 5, 2014, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #276459

I just love how Paulo looks in this strip 8-)

Thackety March 5, 2014, 2:17 PM EST.

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/lives south of Chitown.

Enjoy your stay and forget about the site for a bit alright? Hug the **** out of each other and love on one another like there is no tomorrow. And ****ing enjoy it. <3

Love you Tae! Do your best to just relax. The site will be fine without you two for a bit. :)

Yaschiri March 5, 2014, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #276461

@Michael: I don’t think he is doing everything for her, just buying the roses because Daisy is somehow essentially made of awkwardness and self-doubt and it would take ages for her to work up the courage to actually go ahead and buy the roses and jealous Paulo does not have the patience for that.

Moogle March 5, 2014, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #276462

Wow. Can’t wait for the next page. We have to wait about two days for it.

DylanC March 5, 2014, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #276463

can you imagine. if paulo goes buy the roses and gives them to daisy . abbey comes to the scene. sees it. thinks that paulo. is now dating daisy. abbey. pulls a micheal. and gets apathetic. daisy.. gets more hurt. , paulo goes after abbey. punches him on the face., rachel sees this. and thinks that paulo is acting out. and the tall, dark , and hunky pulls out rachel away from the scene.

SeaRiver March 5, 2014, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #276464

Paulo: I-it’s not like I like her or anything, baka!

Fellow bro March 5, 2014, 2:59 PM EST.

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@ Lickit&stickit Just because paulo is going to get Daisy the rose dose not mean he is solving her problem. She is shy and just got dumped so I’m sure she is probably thinking the worst of what could happen and is petrified with fear. Or she is just procrastinating. He is helping. Only Daisy can give the rose to abbey and say the right words. Nobody else can help with that unless she ask paulo what she should say to him. Then that would be a really bad idea. Daisy could very well end up giving that rose to paulo in the end.
@ Tails it’s all over his face in the form of scowling and put downs tords matt.

Blue fox March 5, 2014, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #276466

Where is Jessica? Isn’t she and Rachel like best friends? I’ve been wondering since I haven’t seen her lately and Rachel seems to only be hanging out with Matt and Jordan.

I agree. She really depends on other people to fix stuff for her. She doesn’t really handle things herself. I’m kinda getting tired of that (some might find it cute, but I don’t). This is my opinion

Jonas97face March 5, 2014, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #276467

@Blue fox
I agree with both statements.

Tails March 5, 2014, 3:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #276468

jeezzz does he have to be so mean jurk

robyn March 5, 2014, 3:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #276469

Here’s the setup, and I cannot wait for the punch line.

MobileCrusader March 5, 2014, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #276470

wait..what happens if Abbey sees Paulo handing Daisy the flower?

Fiver March 5, 2014, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #276471

“jesus chrust I gotta do everything to fix these idiot’s relationship don’t I?” Oh Paulo you look so absolutely done, I can’t wait to see if this will actually go terribly or not

Vega March 5, 2014, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #276472

I think the people who were mad last time had their prayers answered. Daisy is so cuuuttteee

TheScarletTailedFox March 5, 2014, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #276473

Wow, Paulo faithful? I thought I’d never see the day.

darklion March 5, 2014, 3:51 PM EST.

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This is exactly why I don’t like Daisy at all as of late.

“Excuse me while I stand here until you feel sorry for my insecurity. Please coddle me. Don’t make me be responsible for my actions. Or my obsession for Michael. Or for facing Abbey to get him back like I want.”

It’s like the maturity of a literal baby, not a teenager. Naively thwacking emotional rattles at people close to them and then blinking cutely until all is forgiven because “they don’t know any better.” But then no one ever actually address’s Daisy so that she does learn. It’s her friends and family’s fault as much as her own for acting this way.

I won’t even get started. Mad Lucy

Lickit&stickit March 5, 2014, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #276475

Paulo is so sweet in the inside no matter how he goes about it :D

Friedhelm March 5, 2014, 4:09 PM EST.

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HongKat March 5, 2014, 4:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #276477

Sex with no emotional attachment doesn’t exist Paulo. Sorry to break it to you.

Seoq March 5, 2014, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #276478

I’d say Paulo fits the “Jerk with a Heart of Gold” trope quite nicely, though he can be especially mean sometimes. Hope you and Suitcase have a fun time :D

Lokiallen March 5, 2014, 4:45 PM EST.

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Mr-Hero-Bio March 5, 2014, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #276480

Ohhh my god… like, are you kidding me? The card will say something like “glad we’re friends” and Abbey

o_o March 5, 2014, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #276481

We already know how this is going to go.

Paulo buys the roses and offers them to Daisy… and of course their various love interests see them doing it, and of course assume that now Paulo and Daisy are together.

Titanium Dragon March 5, 2014, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #276482

Please Paulo x Jasmine. ;_;

Asdf March 5, 2014, 5:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #276483

No….you said this wouldn’t happen….
I was fooled, it’s totally going to happen that way now isn’t it?
Don’t let it turn out the way I think it’s going to…. :nope:

WellAlright March 5, 2014, 5:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #276485

i hope daisy feels better soon :(

star March 5, 2014, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #276486

…You know what…?

I bet he’s gay.

Turanis March 5, 2014, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #276487

@Turanis Ooh, you’re a bit late friend :/

Loopdeloops March 5, 2014, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #276488

I identify with Daze a LOT personality-wise (well, less so these days, but she’s very similar to how I was at that age—bubbly but really shy/awkward/cowardly), so I find it hard to hate her just because well… I’ve been there.

Jealous Paulo, wahaha. He probably WOULD like to just be friends, but jealousy is a force that works beyond the brain.

ket March 5, 2014, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #276489

Oh god. There are so many things that could go wrong here. Paulo, you are buying roses for Daisy. There are like five people out there who you could take it the wrong way. Jordan or Rachel or Abbey or Jasmine or even possibly Lucy (though I doubt it). If Daisy wants this then she should do it herself, because you could be in for a whole world of trouble. DUN DO IT.

Lordofrye March 5, 2014, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #276490

@SeaRiver - Lol I was thinking the same thing. XD

@Lordofrye - You have a good point too, but between Jasmine and Rachel. I think Jasmine would get the wrong idea and just see Paulo in the same light she did when they broke up. Then you have Rachel who I believe would only give Paulo a smile and wish him the best like she usually does. :O

Riiah March 5, 2014, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #276491

Enjoy your vacation. Keep Soupy in one piece.

Triniking March 5, 2014, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #276492

I actually think Daisy is acting exactly like a teenager. She seems to have a misconceived notion that she isn’t responsible for her actions, and does not know how to handle her feelings in a very real and devastating situation. (I know I’m generalizing the emotional maturity of teenagers for the sake of an argument, so I apologize to any who might take a bit of offense from that)

I think it is neat that both Daisy and Paulo are focusing on fixing the other’s relationship (whether it should be fixed or not), in order to forget about their own problems.

Ramzin March 5, 2014, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #276493

But they are still teenagers.

Lilli March 5, 2014, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #276494

I can just imagine all the **** that’s gonna go down while you two are gone.

Sono March 5, 2014, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #276495

Paulo is well written. He clearly knows what he thinks he wants and has no idea what he actually wants. He’s so convinced himself that Lucy is the one that he actively fights the obvious feelings he has for Rachel.

Daisy needs to grow a pair, she’s lucky Paulo is such a loyal and caring friend to her, cause I reckon a lot of people would be saying “f$#4 it, you clearly don’t want him enough”

Alpharius March 5, 2014, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #276496

Posted image

Maith1 March 5, 2014, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #276497

I really hope that when Paulo is handing Daisy the roses Abbey doesn’t come and misunderstands the situation. D:

eyexofxtiger March 5, 2014, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #276498

Daisy all you have to do is buy Abbey some roses, give him a big teary eyed apology, and then drag him to the bathroom for some sloppy teen make out. :P. XD

But in all seriousness, she needs to be able to do this herself. And when Abbey sees Paulo handing the flowers to Daisy, he will Hulk out. Furious Abbey
I also have to say that i hope everything works out fpr them. They were the only solid relationship this comic ever had ( aside form Mike and Sandy’s “relationship”, i don’t realy count long distance)

RPG Nerd March 5, 2014, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #276499

Although Lucy was the most physical, Paulo is SO much meaner.

@Maith1: You took the words right out of my mouth, and reminded me how ugly she looked. Paulo does NOT have an excuse for that face.

You know what?
You’re so out the ballpark that you BURNED in the atmosphere.

Hawz March 5, 2014, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #276500

@Hawz I thought that face looked familiar… xD

Maith1 March 5, 2014, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #276502

Ugh, Paulo! Don’t enable Daisy!

G-Esque March 5, 2014, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #276503

OK people I know what’s is coming on. I bet 100 bucks (obviously not lol) that abbey will come and see Paulo giving the flower to daisy and the things gonna be like a storm of drama when it happens

eagle March 5, 2014, 10:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #276504

And nobody comments on TD&H and Rach hanging out with Jordan. Now, I’m not completely certain here, but there’s a pretty good gap between their ages, isn’t there?

KaliOfDarknesss March 5, 2014, 10:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #276505

Simply because Daisy is a teenager does not give her a free pass. Yes, being a teenager makes her emotional and sometimes irrational. However, the teenage years are the years when you learn to not pull this kind of ****. She is an incredibly smart person, and she should be able to figure out what is wrong. Instead, she is so incredibly pass that she lets others make all of her decisions. She let Abbey walk away, she let Paulo set this up for her, and now she is letting him buy flowers for her. It’s not just that she is irresponsible, but she also just doesn’t seem to care. As for concentrating on each other’s problems: shouldn’t they fix their respective crises before taking on more problems? You don’t put on other people’s air masks before your own when the cabin depresurizes. Are either of them in a fit state to help anybody? Daisy is acting more like a child than a teenager.

I think it was established somewhere that Rachel has a crush on Jordan (right? I think that’s right). Considering Rachel, she probably just started talking to him. Or maybe she is trying to find out what happened to Lucy the right way?

And this is a great demonstration of the relationship between Daisy and Paulo. Paulo feels like a sibling to Daisy.

Lordofrye March 5, 2014, 11:00 PM EST.

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Where have you been? Someone finally sees sense about what I’ve been saying all along Daisy’s childish behavior! *highfives*

All these kids have really non-active parents.

That’s actually something I think Taeshi could work on. Showing more family interactions at home. These kids have a college existence where parents are absent :C

My mom would have know and ask about a boyfriend if she knew I had one then he stopped being around. She’d know something happened and she’d talk to me. TAESHI SHOW DAISY’S PARENTS SOMEWHERE IN THIS CHAPTER.

Lickit&stickit March 5, 2014, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #276508

Talk about being in Denial.

starfighter105 March 5, 2014, 11:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #276509

Daisy is not childish here, she is just super insecure and propably just had a panic attack out of nervousness. And i really wanna see why you guys think that she “doesn´t care” o.O

Tails March 5, 2014, 11:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #276510

@ Likit&stikit
I’ve been here a while, just quiet recently. Wasn’t in the mood for comments. Now I am again.

I’ve also been talking about Daisy’s incompetence for a long time(you will find a lot of commentary from me during the party chapter). She should be smarter than this. As for the parents, they just don’t feature much. Maybe Lucy’s mom and Abbey’s parents. But in general, the parents are avoided unless they are necessary. I guess this story is about the children and inclusion of extra characters draws attention away from the important ones. I don’t really know. Taeshi has a reason. Maybe you should ask her?


Childish in the sense that other people have to do stuff/make decisions for her constantly. Not caring because she lets them do so, and because she is smart enough to know why these things happen but won’t stop them from happening.

(Sorry for maximum ambiguousity but it’s an edit)

Lordofrye March 6, 2014, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #276512

“the girl i really like, even though i almost let her get raped at one point without lifting a finger to save her, or even CONSIDER trying to save her, doesn’t go to this school anymore”

that is what the line SHOULD be… and that is the abridged version… there is so much more i’d like to add to it, but it would take up so much space, it’d probably break the comments page. :/

Thanatos March 6, 2014, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #276513

@Teashi not here? Oh my god we can Ape ****! No rules!

lov/hate/hurt March 6, 2014, 4:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #276514


The image doesn’t show on my computer, but it works when I right click and open the image in a new tab. The other pages work fine. Is this due to the new auto update system? Thanks.

Also, nice upgrading to retina. I think I finally noticed it XD

Edit: I’m using Chrome.

Who knows March 6, 2014, 5:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #276515

@ Tails some people are just Daisy bashing. That’s just how Daisy is. She is just super sweet and gets easily embarrassed and nervous about stuff. So what if people do stuff for her. That’s there problem for doing it for her in the first place. Daisy never asked paulo to do a dam thing for her. If he would have waited instead of being a jealous prik Daisy would have eventually got the rose. And I don’t really recall a lot of people doing stuff for her. How bout you Tails and HelTH? For the most part she wants to do stuff for her self because she wants to be grown up. Sometimes she just gets stuck and needs a shove to get moving along.

Blue fox March 6, 2014, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #276516

@Blue Fox exactly!

Tails March 6, 2014, 7:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #276517

Jesus fukken’ christ.

Is Daisy gonna manipulate other people into doing all kinds of awkward **** for her even when she’s an adult?

If she can’t even take responsibility and initiative for her own actions, then she doesn’t deserve the rights and privileges of being a adult.

May she forever be considered a immature prat until she grows up and starts to act accordingly.

You know it is bad when wannabe-bad-boy Paulo handles it better.

Here’s hoping for that this will all blow up in her face and hers only, that wake-up call from Abbey is honestly only the beginning of the huge intervention she needs in that regard.

DiscoDown March 6, 2014, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #276518

Taeshi, dear, I hope you have a wonderful vacation. You really deserve it.

Somewhat March 6, 2014, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #276519

Lucy’s brother……………
……………………………….. and Oreo………….

…………………………………………….. are in A RELATIONSHIP

Huh? March 6, 2014, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #276520

Wow, helluva home run huh? 8-D

Turanis March 6, 2014, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #276521

@Taeshi You and Suitcase have fun on your trip!

Also, I don’t think Daisy is trying to manipulate Paulo into buying the roses on purpose - it looks more like she doesn’t actually WANT to get them. She’s scared of trying to make up with Abbey, but Paulo, because he wants her to, is deciding to get the roses for her because no way is she going to do it of her own accord.

Good choice, Paulo…

Nyarth March 6, 2014, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #276522

Rachel and this other character look like they could be related ;__; I know it’s not possible in the BCB world, but just an observation.

Munk March 6, 2014, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #276523


That would be quite the twist.

Lickit&stickit March 6, 2014, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #276525

@Maith1:crap. I won’t be sleeping tonight, will I?

TheScarletTailedFox March 7, 2014, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #276528

Omg Tae have a great reunion with your Souppy ^^

@Maith1 So I wasn’t the only one thinking that XD

silveryogurt March 7, 2014, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #276529

I get this feeling like Abbey will see Paulo handing Daisy the flowers and Abbey will think Paulo is making a move or something. Haha, but that is probably too cliche for a clever comic like this.

Ray March 7, 2014, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #277957

Damn, @titansCrypt , are you psychic?? XD

Sambo March 23, 2014, 12:34 AM EST.

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