84. Scenic Route, page posted 8/8/14

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Scenic Route — Page 19
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Comment ID #285001

We’re friends, right?

gardnaeden August 8, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #285002

Daisy’s so frikkin sweet and adorable. Except when she’s not being sweet and adorable.

Feather Quill Inkpot August 8, 2014, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #285003

That it is…

HongKat August 8, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #285004

That’s how friends are.

Nice reference.

Keyblade Dragon August 8, 2014, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #285005

Daisy looks like she’s wearing lip stick in panel 9 :0

Tiny August 8, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #285006

The relationship between paulo and daisy reminds me of myself and my lilsis.

Frostmizzle August 8, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #285007

*hyperventilates from all of the Paulo x Daisy fodder* Awww yissss

Lolly August 8, 2014, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #285008

Oh no, are they gonna make it PauloxDaisy!? :o

Elv August 8, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #285009

Daisy, you are a good friend.

wot August 8, 2014, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #285010

I hope it’s not gonna turn into PauloxDaisy because I’m sticking to PauloxLucy. But I’ll still gonna read this comic no matter how it turns out.

Elv August 8, 2014, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #285011


Zatyio August 8, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #285012

Imagine if abbey is listening to all of this and thinking … :/ I guess I should just break it off now knowing she is going to leave and goes do his own thing. ._.

SeaRiver August 8, 2014, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #285013

OMG Daisy will kill us with cuteness one day o.o

Tails August 8, 2014, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #285014

pauloxdaisy YESSSSs


guest August 8, 2014, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #285015

Paulo dumpster diving?
Posted image

Restos August 8, 2014, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #285016

Welp, it’s official. Paulo X Everyone is best ship.
Stop being so danged compatible you fluffy jerks!
In other news, this is the greatest. I think a lot of us were worrying right alongside Paulo the last couple pages, but with Daisy sticking with him, we know he’s gonna be aaaallll right.

MigBird August 8, 2014, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #285017

She’s such a sweetheart

Lena August 8, 2014, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #285018

I love the relationship these two have - they’re close friends who mutually respect and care for each other. I do hope they don’t get together though, purely because im a bit sick of the idea that if a boy and girl are kind to each other they have to end up boning eventually.
friendship is very underrated and underappreciated

ramona August 8, 2014, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #285019

@ helth/tails Daisy should take her own advice and apply her passion to abbey. I bet if Daisy and abbey were together as a couple for a school project she would give him her absolute and complete attention and actually say she loved him so she would get a A. As of now I give Daisy a F- for relationships. She gets a A +++ for being one of the best friends ever though. I would love to see Daisyxpaulo. But im really loving Rachelxpaulo more.

Blue fox August 8, 2014, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #285020

I give Daisy’s comforting skills an 11/10. Her rock-balancing skills however…

Also that’s cheating, Suitcase. Daisy’s entire personality revolves around being cheerful and upbeat… except for when her ankle is hurt ;)

Lokiallen August 8, 2014, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #285021

Dat foreshadowing. Ultimate chapter is coming. Paulo saves the world.

Pyro August 8, 2014, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #285022

Daisy’s so happy considering Abbey might be dead for all she knows. :O

Cricket August 8, 2014, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #285023

@Cricket he’s not dead he just broke his ankle :/ 8-D

azure_dreams August 8, 2014, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #285024

@bluefox but I want her to fail at that relationship. It’s gone way past its expiration date. Abbey needs to stand up for himself next time and leave, you think its good idea for him to stay in a relationship because he thinks he can’t get anyone else? That’s a basic skill of unhealthy relationships 101.

Rachel x paulo is okay, but lucy x paulo ftw :p

HelTH August 8, 2014, 2:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #285025

Paulo gotta stop putting himself down. Mike, Abby, and others already do that for him.

Blank On Purpose August 8, 2014, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #285026

That’s not friendship… that’s family. Daisy has always been one of my favorite characters.

kaminari683 August 8, 2014, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #285027

whats with all this shipping stuff here in the comments cant we just have a normal supportive friendship in this comic for once

Whimsicott August 8, 2014, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #285028

Daisy being best girl for Paulo, again!!

Knighto August 8, 2014, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #285029

This almost looks like a PauloXDaisy scene is about to take place, but in all honesty, I like it better when they’re just really close friends, and I hope it stays that way :)

JellyFace August 8, 2014, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #285030

Paulo gave Daisy THE look. It’s happening! :love: Furious Abbey

Frozen Yogurt August 8, 2014, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #285031

The layout of the first few panels almost make it look like Paulo’s just rotating between each shot. Made it trickier to follow where he was relative to Daisy than it should have.

Also, super sunshine happy Daisy face of happiness! Yeah!

Lainy August 8, 2014, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #285032

Settle for dumpster diving AND being a doctor. AKA the Zoidberg way of life.

Bludgeon4U August 8, 2014, 5:24 PM EST.

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safarisucks August 8, 2014, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #285034

Those first couple panels make everyone ship DaisyxPaulo. Don’t deny it. >:)

Green-Kat August 8, 2014, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #285035

Platonic otp is best otp <3

Flo August 8, 2014, 5:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #285036

Damn you Taeshi! This comic is supposed to portray and develop only the pairings that I ship, stop playing with my feelings!

Tcj333 August 8, 2014, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #285037

To use a Pacific Rim term, Paulo and Daisy are drift compatible.

Kat Smith August 8, 2014, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #285038

I think that “Paulo look at Daisy” you´re talking about is more of a embarrassed attitude rather than a love attitude. Seeing someone who is confident about her future while you dont know what you are going to do tomorrow is overwhelming. And I love they are such a good friends and supportive with each other.

Fata August 8, 2014, 7:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #285039

next page:
Abbey is actually in a tree beside Daisy and Paulo and overhears everything.

Blue_Fox August 8, 2014, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #285041

Hate you, daisy

Soap August 8, 2014, 8:42 PM EST.

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Soap August 8, 2014, 8:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #285043

Oh so many diamonds between these two. So many diamonds. <>

I really hope they don’t get together, because they’re perfect friends already, they don’t have to add romance. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to care for other people without wanting to do them.

LeyTheFlea August 8, 2014, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #285045

Paulo X daisy, Paulo X Lucy, Paulo X Rachael, Paulo X Tess, Paulo X David, Paulo X Michael, is there any character who doesn’t get shipped with PAULO!?! (agustus) You shut your mouth

awesome Alan August 8, 2014, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #285047

@Restos … thanks, bro, I can rest in peace, now XD
also, d’awwww, Daisy’s such a cutie!

Las Palomas August 8, 2014, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #285048

@gardnaedon … *registers and then all da feels come back* I… I’m gonna go sit in the emo corner for a while guys. Holler if you need me.

TheScarletTailedFox August 8, 2014, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #285049

@Palomas Noblesse oblige. Posted image

Restos August 8, 2014, 11:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #285050

Paulo…. Kiss her… Kiss her now!!!!!!

Nix August 8, 2014, 11:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #285056

Why can’t I hold, all these feels.

Kodak August 9, 2014, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #285067

I wish I knew exactly what Paulo was thinking while looking at Daisy.

Purin August 9, 2014, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #285068

Guys calm down we’re having friendship stuffs here not a fedex party *hit*

hidden lol August 9, 2014, 4:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #285072

I need a daisy in my life. Can’t blame abby for falling for her. She’s just so amazing and pure hearted. I’d marry that girl in a heartbeat :)

JustSomeCritic August 9, 2014, 5:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #285073

@ helth but abbey actually loved daisy in the beginning and wanted to be with her not because she was all he could get. I’m just saying its mostly Daisy’s fault for not being able to say she loved abbey. That’s why she failed. Wanting to be with someone but not loving them. She did fail she got a big F- for her relationship with abbey. He’s dead inside like Lucy. I hope your happy.

Blue fox August 9, 2014, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #285074

@Blue fox: “its mostly Daisy’s fault for not being able to say she loved abbey. That’s why she failed. Wanting to be with someone but not loving them.”

Hold the phone. How is that MOSTLY Daisy’s fault? Have you never seen a show where the main character tries to date the guy that really loves her because she WANTS to love him so that he is happy? The message of those things is always the same thing: You CANNOT force yourself to fall in love with someone regardless of how you wish you could and it NOT your fault that you can’t force yourself to love someone.

It is not Daisy’s fault that she couldn’t say it because she has no way to force her feelings for him to change into ones of love all of a sudden and she wasn’t going to lie about her feelings to Abbey either - that would have been a jerk move that could have hurt them both more later, and THAT would have been her fault.

If she honestly had the ability to change her emotions in the way everyone expects her to, I’m sure she would in an instant without a single doubt in my mind.

But she can’t.

And that is not the fault of anyone - not of Daisy, and not of Abbey. Because emotions don’t work that way. You can’t pick and choose them as you wish, you can’t erase some and develop some other ones. That is not how people work.

Also, there is nothing wrong with dating people you don’t love yet either. A lot of people fall in love with each other WHILE dating, not before, and there is nothing wrong with that. Dating doesn’t require you to be in love - a relationship doesn’t require you to be in love - but that does mean that sometimes you have to draw a line and end relationships that are going nowhere, even if it hurts you both.

Moogle August 9, 2014, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #285075

noooooo they will end up kissing or at least paulo will end up “realising she should be the one he loves” or whatever!!!!! nooooooooooooooooooooooaaughhhh

boh... August 9, 2014, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #285076

That was awesome to read and a really good point :)

Tails August 9, 2014, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #285078

ohhhh nooooo Paulo’s looking a bit.. flushed

Gabba August 9, 2014, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #285079

I really hope this comic’s plot isn’t affected by the comment section and everyone trying to ship specific events to happen. I like where this is going because personally I think it’d be interesting to see; a little Paulo x Daisy or whatever doesn’t phase me. If it happens then it happens and will serve as a possible bowl of bittersweet candies.

ToBeOnly August 9, 2014, 4:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #285080

As always Daisy seems to hit home the fact that we all must work hard to get through life, well done!

Don’t be scared Paulo even if you do become a dumpster driver I’ll let you drive my dumpster XD

Flamy_flame_flame August 9, 2014, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #285081

Oh my goodness this is a huge pile of sloppy makeouts waiting to happen.

ThingamaJigglyPuff August 9, 2014, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #285086

I think we’re holding our feels about as good as Daisy hold her liquor

EverlastingJoyce August 9, 2014, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #285097

Ok, Daisy is SO my fav character besides Paulo in this comic. She’s so sweet, kind, and compassionate…oh man…I think I wanna date her. XD

Jayden August 9, 2014, 10:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #285098

I can’t wait for Lucy to come back and for Daisy to be with Mike again ._.

Idania August 9, 2014, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #285105

Gotta admire her optimism and his pessimism.

just some guy August 10, 2014, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #285107

Gotta admire her for still thinking that Paulo will amount to something in the world.

Tuxedo Knux August 10, 2014, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #285108

Hope for the best; plan for the worst.

I_am_me August 10, 2014, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #285112

Say pornstar!

DatComment August 10, 2014, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #285113

@ Moogle I guess you don’t know I was joking around :/. Thanks for pointing out the obvious :/.

Blue fox August 10, 2014, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #285114

Hasn’t the comic become a bit too much Paulo-centered lately?

Adri August 10, 2014, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #285116

Make out.

Hohenstaufen August 10, 2014, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #285117

@Blue Fox
*shoosh paps you* :P

Tails August 10, 2014, 11:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #285118

;w; I really hope Daisy’s not patronizing him here.

Furanatsu August 10, 2014, 12:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #285140

I stopped caring about who ends up with who, I have my preferences like anybody else, but it no longer matters to me and I just hope that there is some cliche happy ending for all of the characters, except Alejandro, he can burn in hell.

This is turning out to be an interesting chapter, with Paulo opening up a bit and talking about his future and with Daisy talking about her plans, it makes you think that at some point the characters will graduate high school and go to college, well most of them, which will probably split the rest of the gang up, with them going to different schools and all. (I am assuming this because It is unlikely that all of them will end up going to the same college)

This talk about the future also makes Paulo realize that he is growing up, and at some point, life will stop being all fun and games, and he will have to start thinking about what he wants to do with his life. It’s nice to see that Daisy is willing to help Paulo, especially since he does not know what he wants to do, and I think that it will help him, and his character in the long run.

RPGNerd August 10, 2014, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #285147

What happened to the update????

Little_sunshine August 10, 2014, 11:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #285150

omg just kiss already

Bleh August 11, 2014, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #285155

I hate this pairing

Soap August 11, 2014, 5:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #285156

Here’s an interesting fact i’ve noticed for me at least. Characters in a comic, animation, book, or movies usualy show characters that you can relate to or feel simialar to. There are plenty of characters in this comic that remind me of my self and people i know. However daisy is an odd exception in a good way. She’s the beautiful but doesn’t know it or flaunt it book worm with a heart of gold, dedicated and loyal to a fault character. Also some times insecure. I’ve known alot of insecure girls, but none that fit all those good qualitys i just mentioned. At the end of the day…. IF i met a gal like daisy i’d marry her in a heart beat like agustis wants to. :smirk:

JustSomeCritic August 11, 2014, 7:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #285157

Im kinda starting to miss the funny charm of this BCB…. :(

DK August 11, 2014, 9:28 AM EST.

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Church August 12, 2014, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #285709


Actually emotions do work that way a lot of the time, the whole can’t eat can’t sleep kinda love is really overgolrified and praised as “real” love. Love has many shades and just because someone dosesn’t think they can say it, or doesn’t know if they feel it doesn’t mean they don’t. Honestly Daisy did love Abbey but shes just like a lot of people waiting for that over the moon kinda love, it may never happen that way and you pass by something wonderful only to regret it later. I think its really stupid when people end marriages or relationships because of that it makes no sense what-so-ever. I’ve seen it SO manytimes you’re constantly checking out something in the distance only for it to be crap, and then you realise how much you loved that person and wish you could do anything to get them back. No one is blameless here

Why? August 25, 2014, 5:13 PM EST.

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