84. Scenic Route, page posted 7/25/14

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Scenic Route — Page 13
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Comment ID #284323

Oh something bad will happen.

wot July 25, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #284324

He’s a wizard

7 July 25, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #284325

How DID Paulo do that? With his overhand throwing I mean ;)

5Cats July 25, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #284326

Skip skip skip skip skip skip skip 1up 1up 1up

gardnaeden July 25, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #284327

for some reason i can sense this might go in a bad direction if Abbey comes over and paulo is teaching her to skip rocks.

King_Crimson July 25, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #284328

@5Cats is right. What the hell is Paulo, a wizard? Also, what happened to him? He looks like he’s a 10-year old version of himself.

Bro Kane July 25, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #284329

Good guy Paulo

CC0 July 25, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #284330

I miss Lucy ;(

Andrey July 25, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #284331

Their heads are so huge and childish looking, it’s like they’re getting younger.

lucyluu July 25, 2014, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #284332

i’m sure everybody’s going to be shouting about shipping soon enough but i enjoy the platonic connection they both share

Landy July 25, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #284333

Is Lucy coming back yet?? :unsure:

CatFan10 July 25, 2014, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #284334

Yeah how did you do that Paulo, you skip rocks by throwing them with a sideways spin, not by just chucking them at the water in an overhand throw.

Macca July 25, 2014, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #284335

For everyone who’s asking “where’s Lucy?”/”When’s Lucy coming back?” WHAT IF when Paulo and Daisy are skipping rocks, one of them(Paulo most likely lol) gets one across the river and it hits Lucy who’s like sitting behind a bush or just walking by or something lol XD

ToasterOven July 25, 2014, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #284336

Even I can’t skip rocks…

Bludgeon4U July 25, 2014, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #284337

@Andrey I miss Lucy too.

Bludgeon4U July 25, 2014, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #284338

@ tails Awww Daisy and paulo sitting under a tree S K I P P I N G stones. Daisy has never seen stones skipped across water before it seems. Paulo is pretty good. 4 skips. Paulo is standing watch over Daisy even if she doesn’t need it because thats what good friends do. She has a hurt leg so someone had to stay with her. I hope tess left the stuff for the picnic. Paulo could make himself even more useful by setting it up. But skipping stones is more fun. Daisy has been being really cute in this chapter.

Blue fox July 25, 2014, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #284339

Do you really want Lucy back. If she comes back, BCB will end soon.

wot July 25, 2014, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #284340

Even I miss Lucy as well :unsure:

CatFan10 July 25, 2014, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #284341

Paulo got some mad skills. Anyway, one more reason I’m liking Paulo more than before; what a nice friend.

Keyblade Dragon July 25, 2014, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #284342

Mentioning Lucy, its not the whole bowl of bittersweet candy without her.

Keyblade Dragon July 25, 2014, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #284343

Did you say it’s going to end soon?? Your joking right?? Coz it’s not going to end now is it??

CatFan10 July 25, 2014, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #284344

Lucy will be back after the comments section stops being a bunch of bitches.

UbAh July 25, 2014, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #284345

Every time you ask ware Lucy is taeshi flips a table. Then suitcase has to clean it up.

Blue fox July 25, 2014, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #284346

Omg why are they so cute together :love:

Hitori July 25, 2014, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #284347

They’re so babyish and blobby and kawaiiiiiiiiii ASDFGHJKLGAAHHHHH

iceberganalogy July 25, 2014, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #284348

So…never, then?

Talonvaki July 25, 2014, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #284349

And also can everyone just stop with the Lucy stuff? I love Lucy and seriously want her back, but I know that Taeshi is planning out some plot and stuff for her (probably :question:)! And anyway as an aspiring (horrible) author myself, I hate it when people keep interrupting plot work and messing up my brain. It’s like no. Shut up. So leave Taeshi alone!

iceberganalogy July 25, 2014, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #284350

There’s nothing childish about having fun, Daisy. :\
In other news, I’m enjoying the new style because I’m having fun imagining the balancing act they go through off-panel with their gigantic, silly heads. XD

Ravako July 25, 2014, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #284351

You’re never too old to skip rocks

TheScarletTailedFox July 25, 2014, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #284352

Yo, Harry. You a wizard.

Las Palomas July 25, 2014, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #284353

*when people ask where’s Lucy, a kawaii baby like this dies
quit asking where’s Lucy
do it for the chibi babies*

LoopdeLoops July 25, 2014, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #284354

Lolz the faces in the last panel

SpiritedAway July 25, 2014, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #284355

Well if we look at the properties of water all Paulo had to do is throw the rock at the speed of say a rocket engine, where upon impact the water interacted like concrete… Though to get that many skips it would probably need to be going at the speed of an Iron Dome middle defense system into a body of water as salty as the Dead Sea… So has Paulo tried out for the Baseball Team?

Misanthrope July 25, 2014, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #284356

I’m guessing the rest of them will return with Paulo holding Daisy for supprot and to show her the why to hold and throw the stone.So is Abbey going to come back and misread the situation?

Chrisd765 July 25, 2014, 1:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #284357

TheScarletTailedFox is right, and

how the heck did paulo make it skip by throwing it so randomly??? he must be the world champion

boh... July 25, 2014, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #284358

Oh my gosh Daisy you are the most childish out of everyone you need to stop

Timni July 25, 2014, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #284359

I’m very dissapointed in you Taeshi! I can handle everything else but this has gone too far!

You skip rocks by throwing from the side not overhead. :O #learntorocks

PS where’s lucy how do the cloths work whats with the artstyle etc.

DudeManBroski July 25, 2014, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #284361

brotherly sisterly bonding moment :D

seoq July 25, 2014, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #284362

Honestly though, how did Paulo manage to skip that rock by pitching it like a baseball? It’s kinda funny the amount of small flaws that stand out in this comic, like this magic rock, the time Paulo’s father just rested his hands on the waffle iron, how Paulo and Rachael were tiny enough to lay down in the backseat of the car.. I know it’s meant to be a cartoon but if this comic is supposed to be taken seriously, I think Taeshi needs to do a bit of research before she draws things like this. (though I thought throwing a rock sideways to skip it was common knowledge >>; )

sushisush July 25, 2014, 2:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #284363

Everyone thinks skipping rocks is childish until one of your friends manages to skip one clean across the river and you’re like ‘Jesus Christ teach me your ways grand wizard’ .

Nailbudday July 25, 2014, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #284364

@Blue fox
I KNEW IT! Paulo is staying with her, just like i predicted :P

so never? :D

Chibi babies are too cute to survive! :P

Tails July 25, 2014, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #284365

It’s nice to see the kids enjoying themselves again. I say this now because of the inevitable return to pain and hurt feelings they might make with this very chapter.

Shooshy162 July 25, 2014, 3:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #284366

Isn’t that childish…HOW’D YOU DO THAT!

Blank On Purpose July 25, 2014, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #284367

@People still complaining about the art style: Go back around 4-5 pages and read Suitcase’s comment responding to people. The big heads aren’t a flaw - they are a feature of the style, a feature that Taeshi and Suitcase LIKE.

Moogle July 25, 2014, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #284368

Daisy ;_; : How’d you to that?!
Me: Because… Logic!


Mr-Hero-Bio July 25, 2014, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #284369

that´s like big game-producers saying “See the big problematic bugs and errors that you found in the game? They belong to the game and will not be fixed, so please stop bugging us about it!”

Tails July 25, 2014, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #284370

Honestly it’s closer to a game producer saying ‘You know that sequence break that everyone thought was a glitch? We intended for players to be able to do that.’
But in either case it’s not going to get changed so you might as well learn to deal with it.

Nailbudday July 25, 2014, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #284371

Man, someone else beat me to “how did he do that with an overhand throw?”

Titanium Dragon July 25, 2014, 4:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #284372

I love it how everyone is asking “How did Paulo do that!?!”
It should be obvious. Paulo doesn’t follow any rules or laws.
Not even the laws of physics.

OK, seriously, how the hell does he do that!?

00100011 00110101 July 25, 2014, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #284373

“Isn’t that a little childish?”
I don’t think she has reached the point in high school where you realize that acting like you’re in 5th grade is fun and awesome.

thedrpalmer July 25, 2014, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #284374

@Tails: I thought you were better than that! Shame on you!!

daft_inquisitor July 25, 2014, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #284375

Hmm…it seems Paulo threw the rock downwards and to the left in the second to last panel. I dunno really, but it just seems Taeshi wouldn’t make a mistake like this :unsure:

GhostofTofu July 25, 2014, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #284376

Sequence skipping is not a glitch, but rather a kind of “cheating” by using bugs, the game mechanics and glitches to to complete tasks in an unexpected order, or skip some entirely in a way that the creators of the game in 99% of the cases did NOT intend to! (Goat Simulator does not count :P)
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ SequenceBreaking

sorry :c

Tails July 25, 2014, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #284377

I absolutely love the fact that their heads are larger than their bodies. :P

almost looks like they’re gonna tip off balance and fall down XD

Nithren_Mandeus_Quin July 25, 2014, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #284378

If there’s one thing I’ve always loved is how Paulo acts with Daisy. He’s always so caring and friendly and protective of her.

It’s sweet. They’re really like sibs.

DiDi July 25, 2014, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #284379


Ravako July 25, 2014, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #284380

This page is totally for Suitcase hahaha.

@DiDi I was thinking the exact same thing. :)

Silveryogurt July 25, 2014, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #284381


Same here. What we’re seeing is the real Paulo.

kaminari683 July 25, 2014, 6:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #284382

Childish to skip rocks? Your NEVER to old to do that.

lov/hate/hurt July 25, 2014, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #284383

I am glad I am not the only one who read’s these pages and see’s all the characters falling over mid speech. They look fine when it comes to close up, but any other view makes me think of bobble head dolls. The style is cute, but…eh…I would rather see the old artwork again. This cute style is just a little to distracting to enjoy the story.

Nightcrystal July 25, 2014, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #284384

I’ve never successed to do that…

HongKat July 25, 2014, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #284385

Seeing how everyone’s constantly talking about Lucy, in the comments section, I’ve been doing some thinking and got some ideas to improve the comic.

1, Lucy needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine.

2, whenever Lucy’s not on screen, all the other characters should be asking “Where’s Lucy”?


Einar July 25, 2014, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #284387

Oh freaking god cant you all just stop complaining about the artstyle?!

Soap July 25, 2014, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #284388

maybe if Lucy came back, she could of lost her memory? :unsure:

Duck Tape July 25, 2014, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #284389

That’s so sweet of Paulo :)

Elv July 25, 2014, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #284390

It’s hard to notice if you keep up with it regularly but golly gee Taeshi’s style has changed quite a bit. This is pretty cartoony compared to the more almost manga-ish style seen back in, say, chapters 40~70. Black and white was pretty solid for a while, I did like the gradient colored chapters as well like Mischief Night, but I have to say my favorite by far was the second or third color chapters or so… like chapter 71 is pretty awesome looking.

This style isn’t bad, and maybe it’s being done to set the tone/mood appropriately (the chapters I mention are all very drama laden, this seems to be more of a fun thing so I guess the chibi proportions are fitting?), or it could just be a natural evolution of Taeshi’s style.

At the end of the day you can never please everyone all the time, I think it’s pretty pointless to complain about style changes.

Null July 25, 2014, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #284391

@ Tails of course paulo stayed. Like he wants to look for abbey. I had a feeling he would want to keep a eye on daisy when I didn’t see him go off with tess mike and David. Now as I said before abbey will probably come by and see paulo and Daisy getting along so well and get jealous. Or if anything he will just get sad and wish he stayed lost.

Blue fox July 25, 2014, 9:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #284392

I’m ALL about some Daisy x Paulo bonding

Lolly July 25, 2014, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #284393

Awww they make such nice friends

HelTH July 25, 2014, 10:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #284394

I love their sibling-like relationship, just hope no drama comes from him trying to teach daisy how to skip rocks :x

Jinx July 25, 2014, 11:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #284396

There will be drama.

Oh, there will be DRAMA. Drama is the number one killer of cats. AND THESE POOR KITTIES ARE NOT ANY LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THEM

Just-A-Lurker July 26, 2014, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #284397

I’m getting a real Miles “Tales” Prower vibe from the way Paulo is looking now.

GrumbleGrumble July 26, 2014, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #284398

“MoThEr****InG mIrAcLeS!” that’s how he did it Daisy XD

@Jinx I agree they’re so cute like brother and sister! :D

Dovah July 26, 2014, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #284399

Aww, how cute. ^-^ I’ve never really learned how to properly do that, but I remember when my dad tried to teach me. This is a very sweet “big brother Paulo” moment. And good on him for staying by her, who knows what kind of creeps are around! (Hopefully no dogs, unless today is the day he overcomes his fear.)

Guys…STOP ASKING ABOUT LUCY! She’ll come back when she comes back, and right now you’re all just being idiots that are too busy focusing on her to look at the fact that people can live without her! Did you expect the story to stop, that people would stop breathing, but because she’s gone? Taeshi already said that Lucy won’t be back until a loooong time later, but they are getting close to the “Where’s Lucy” arc, so sit tight and WAIT!

Zone July 26, 2014, 4:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #284400

@GrumbleGrumble - It’s “Tails”. As in, his two tails? That’s why he has the nickname? Can you please do him the dignity of getting his name right?
I do agree, though, that they are veering closer to the Sonic-style now…not sure if I like it.

Zone July 26, 2014, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #284401


Carcinogenesist July 26, 2014, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #284402

@Bluefox I basically just imagine that this situation is going on constantly as the comments section is read.
Posted image

Restos July 26, 2014, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #284403

Looks like @Taeshi activated the big head cheat code. 8-D
Edit: added @ symbol.

People Love Air July 26, 2014, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #284404

@Blue fox
Abbey could also heavily misnterpret what he sees, because he doesn´t know that she has hurt herself and gets very ****** and sad about it.

Tails July 26, 2014, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #284405

You kids wanna see a dead body?

Jerk July 26, 2014, 3:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #284406

@Bluefox How did the tablecloth get UNDER the table? (Unless it’s just a board on a box…)

I am me July 26, 2014, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #284407

@ Restos that’s right flip that ****! That’s probly going to be abbey in a few pages. I miss Lucy Mad Lucy like really really bad. But I’m not asking ware she is. Its not like I care or anything Mad Lucy :smirk:
@ Tails yea abbey is going to feel both mad and sad. He gets his mad side from his dad and his sad side from his mom. I’m curious to see what happens.
@ I am me it was a bad *** table flip.
@ Jerk hahahahaha. Of course you would say that. Bear attack?

Blue fox July 26, 2014, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #284408

@Carcinogenesist KaRbRo! WhEn ThE mOtHeR**** dId YoU gEt HeRe? Aw It DoNt MaTtEr :o)

On topic though in the regards to the comments please stop asking about Lucy she’ll get here when Taeshi decides to put her back in but for now we should all be paitent and wait. :)

Dovah July 26, 2014, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #284409

nooooo… did i miss your birthday? >:C I’m gone for one week.. and just then is your birthday.. Well, a belated happy birthday to you! Continue your awesome work and lots of luck for you :D

Winter July 26, 2014, 8:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #284410

A bit childish daisy :-)

mikedawn July 27, 2014, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #284416

Daisy that was a little too wasy

Tealjoy July 27, 2014, 12:31 PM EST.

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wacko July 27, 2014, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #284418

LucyxPaulo all the waaaay!!

Tiger July 28, 2014, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #284419

@Restos Is That Gif A Scene From The Anime “K-On”?

TimeGoddess July 28, 2014, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #284420

Them ****in’ giant heads tho…


Whatever makes Taeshi happy, I guess.

pshyzo July 28, 2014, 5:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #284645

Haha, daisy these days really had changed colour xd

Elv July 30, 2014, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #284646

This is always the feeling when you have a friend who can skip stones when you can’t. “WHAT IS THIS BLACK MAGIC”

Andy July 30, 2014, 7:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #284647

Must say, not a fan of the big heads in this chapter. I mean, they look really awkward (especially Paulo in panel 5 and panel 8), and are quite jarring. This whole chapter isn’t even in that style (the first few pages)… and the sizes of their heads to bodies are noticeably inconsistent.

SarahTheDelirious July 30, 2014, 8:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #284687

What? Daisy? Afraid of being childish?? Doesn’t she know better than to worry about such silly things? :P Just have fun, Daisy!

Jupi July 30, 2014, 6:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #291967

Donde esta Lucy huehuehue

xXx420BlazeItxXx December 31, 2014, 1:38 PM EST.

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