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Well, if you deign to provide companionship, Lucy…
I love their expressions. so cute ; - ;
Pirari November 7, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.
A little upload mishap. If you got the wrong page (page 25) you should refresh to get the new one.
SuitCase November 7, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.
So, we are still flashbackin’? Still though, Lucy should just accept how she feels about Mike. I mean, even after she tells Michael how she feels about him, she still can’t come to terms with it. Still though, it’s nice that they can just sit under a tree and talk. When was the last time they did that? I can’t even remember.
Oh my god! Mike does not look complete without a scarf. Also, I think that may be the point at which you know your gay. When you don’t look like yourself without a scarf.
Speaking of that election, would you like to know the reason the Republicans lost? Just look at the crowds. The Democrat supporters are mixed racial whereas the Republican crowds are whiter than Kristen Stewart. One race cannot decide the fate of a nation. Just to be clear, I say this as a rich white boy. That’s right, not all of us are Republicans. Just Texans. (Excluding Austin of course)
Nikita November 7, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.
wow…lucy IS capable of being kind
bankai November 7, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.
What movie is it from?
rimonino November 7, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.
Lucy stop being such a cutie I am supposed to hate you
synthyK November 7, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
I guess it was just hard for her to trust, but in time she opend up and so started a freindship that could never be broken by eney-
Wait!oh ya that’s rite If you followd the story you know what happens next
lov/hate/hurt November 7, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
Oh the real next page! it’s really cute but now I know what the next page is so ill have to wait till Monday for a new update
MedaMego November 7, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.
You are right about the the election, and about America, hopefully Obama will be better this time than he was last time, but back to important stuff!
Through all the angst, they had so many good years before high school. I am nostalgic for fictional characters I have never met. Hopefully in the future they will realise their relationship was/is special and they need to get back to the good ol’ days. Life isn’t simpler for them now, but at least they can right their wrongs.
foreveryoung5 November 7, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.
Hey if you guys want to talk about the election go on @facebook or @twitter
ray November 7, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.
I am confused did the page just change or am I really that tired .
So this is what happened in first grade. Ahh, that tree alot of good and bad memories will happen on that wonderful spot. If you can’t tell i’m currently lost time wise so ignore me if I don’t make sense … gonna go reread the chapter until I understand again.
supertails19 November 7, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.
This page is so adorable!
I really like the 5th and last panels.
Marissa November 7, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.
MUST FIND THAT EASTER EGG.
VIEW PAGE SOURCE.
Also, page is very sweet today.
Neospector November 7, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.
Teach me your ways! I need to get better at drawing :s
Stevum November 7, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.
Trust and friendship is hard to come by, especially when it has been repeatedly broken, abused, and refused.
I can relate with Lucy: wanting to believe the world is a good place with good people who look out for each other, but the truth can be a bit more bland and gray, as many idealists quickly come to learn (some learn slower than others and those who resist, clinging resolutely onto their ideals, feel pain the longest and the deepest).
When you do find someone who does live up to those ideals, someone who is friendly, caring, and open about things, you become both hopeful and defensive (just like Lucy) at the same time. Can this be real or will it end up in failure, like it has before?
I really enjoy the last panel, but just like the namesake of this comic, the “sweetness” presented there is simply a prelude to the “bitterness” that follows, both although more often for the latter in extreme ways.
In the end, I really do hope Lucy does find someone. She and I are very much alike, and to see her go on in this isolated form of pain masked by anger goes a way to workup my empathy (feeling sorrow with someone; not for someone).
Blank On Purpose November 7, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.
I’m not gonna cry….I’m not gonna cry…. it’s just a look back at once was, and what may never be again due to our own natural imperfections….it’s a nice drawing style, organized and well planned, I’ll focus on that……. god damn it!
Seikyuu November 7, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.
Aw those smiles <3
I remember when i first started reading this comic i was a LucyxMike shipper but then all kinds of people got involved and I kind of fell into one of the sides of the Mike vs Lucy war but this all reminds me of the times when there wasnt choosing Mike or Lucy and how nice it was =) i hope it can become like that again sometime soon
V November 7, 2012, 12:57 AM EST.
Initiate Real Talk.
Go to panel 1. Them move to te last Panel. Adorathexplorable.
OnlyChillGuy November 7, 2012, 1:02 AM EST.
Oh yeah, that Easter egg you mentioned, I think I found it but I don’t want to give it away by asking too specifically. Does it involve something graphic and dramatic?
Seikyuu November 7, 2012, 1:04 AM EST.
Ugh, can’t tell if the Easter egg is Mike captain Morganing, the apparent extra line on Lucy’s back on panel 3, or if I’m just missing it entirely. Maybe it’s Lucy’s fangs on the previous page? Nope, I’m definitely just missing it.
Random Internet Loser November 7, 2012, 1:06 AM EST.
On the topic of the election..
Hooray! At least the spiral America has been experiencing will remain reliably and consistantly downward. No surprises here.
Dragnite November 7, 2012, 1:09 AM EST.
Xiro November 7, 2012, 1:11 AM EST.
Great page yet again, though honestly i can’t wait to get back to the present happenings.
Not sure if i found the easter egg or not.. either way i’m afraid to sleep tonight…
Mayamayagirl November 7, 2012, 1:18 AM EST.
Hmm, that easter egg is either invisible, incredible well hidden, or non existent. Maybe it is in a spot so obvious no one will think to look for it(future)… or not here. Lucy and Mike seem so adorable when they are happy…
supertails19 November 7, 2012, 1:27 AM EST.
I know where this is going
Mike: hey lucy let’s be friends for ever ok
Sandy: (comes out of nowhere) hi~ ;D
Mike: (pushes lucy in a bush) hellooo
Huh,someguys just traid up for next best thing,and befor I hear crap about this, that is exactly what happend, just read the chapter left behind its mikes side of all th is
helena November 7, 2012, 1:42 AM EST.
Man that last panel is cute….
Flame-LoneWolf November 7, 2012, 2:24 AM EST.
very freaken cute
on a side note
i think i love this way too much to the point i have dreams about them but in human form, yet i knew in a heartbeat who each one was with out them having to tell me. yea Mike was a real *** in my dream too lol. but Daisy and Abbey they were the best
Madi_mew101 November 7, 2012, 2:42 AM EST.
yes, it has been establishedthat they were once both capable of smiling when looking at each other… this page just serves as a reminder for those who have forgotten, i suppose.
also, i do not see an easter egg anywhere… either make it more obvious, or give a hint, otherwise i doubt anyone will find it, and anyone who says they have found it, are most likely lying unless they reveal it to everyone else.
also, i checked to see if anyone responded to me on the previous page, and i saw only one person who noted my return…
SpiritWolf15x, who seems to think i am an… “emo nut job”.
hm… that term, yet again… more and more people use “emo” in such a stupid way, usually insulting those who feel human emotions, or anyone not part of a hive mind, occasionally… and mostly as an insult toward people who harm themselves cause they have emotional problems.
so… does SpiritWolf15x have a problem with “emo nut jobs”?
because… well, isn’t the creator of this comic one, judging by her diary comic?
see, now, SpiritWolf15x… you insulted veronica, basically, while trying to insult me.
Thanatos November 7, 2012, 3:06 AM EST.
Lucy looks angry all the time.
Fluffy November 7, 2012, 3:22 AM EST.
Oh, and now we suddenly see that she’s capable of anything else than physical violence? I’m shocked. Seriously, before retcon, when this was silly comedy with some drama people could discuss if Mike is right or wrong. But now we see that Sandy is a goddamn flawless angel in cat skin, and Lucy is total bitch. Kind of lame story development.
Welcome back Thanatos. Shame you’ve returned when the story is centered around Lucy and Mike. Hopefuly soon enough you’ll get some of your favourite Paulo action.
Edit: Yay for Brock Obama. That other nutjob would most likely cause another war.
Commander_Zero November 7, 2012, 3:32 AM EST.
Ok, now I got it! The TREE is the source of Michael’s magic charm! Even Lucy melts down under those falling leaves, and that finally explains why Michael spends so much time there!
Cavara November 7, 2012, 4:11 AM EST.
The fact that Lucy’s smile is relatively rare makes the last panel really precious.
budPuppy November 7, 2012, 4:15 AM EST.
I got something odd after reloading the “Lucy Figurine” page a few times…
LAST PANEL UUUGGGGUUUU
junwen971 November 7, 2012, 4:23 AM EST.
is that the tree that keeps popping up through out the story?
Mavik November 7, 2012, 5:16 AM EST.
Wow Lucy /is/ bipolar.
Wr3h November 7, 2012, 5:47 AM EST.
Is it the Smiley face on the tree in the big 4th panel? I do see a big =) Smiley face
Katzenhund November 7, 2012, 6:18 AM EST.
I’m sorry, but that’s like saying the same thing every other abused woman says about the man she SHOULD be getting rid of. “He can change! He’ll be better!”
Politics or not. Once a person shows the colors, there’s a very rare chance they change it. Hang on tight, because either way. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. One way, or the other.
When the hell is this crap about mike and lucy gonna end?
I’d like to see a little more for Paulo, or Sandy, or even a side story for Final Fantasy cat.
It’s starting to draw out into the Lucy and Mike show, season 10.
Ten bucks says that in the end, it’s not gonna even friggin’ matter, because Lucy will get over it, then Mike will realize his error, Sandy will get pregnant and Paulo will marry Jazz. (Also to note, I am just joking so all you shippers, hold onto your jimmies please.)
…Seriously. I’ve been reading this comic because I’m addicted. The style is wonderful. The watercolor textures are amazing and I could stand to learn a thing or two from it.
But dear god. This story makes me want to strangle a cat, it is so depressing.
When is the bitter gonna end so we can finally have the sweet? Eh?
An annoyed reader November 7, 2012, 6:27 AM EST.
OH MY GOD LUCY IS SMILING. it’s been so long…
Tom-the-Foxey November 7, 2012, 6:39 AM EST.
~He can love only me~
I love it~~
Very nice job, as always.
Astar Lynn November 7, 2012, 6:43 AM EST.
Great page! Reminds me of the good old days…
Is the Easter Egg on this page or the Lucy Figurine page?
youill1 November 7, 2012, 6:54 AM EST.
awwww lucy should smile more like that it’s so cute
I wish this drama would end and lucy and mike would become friends again, with their own boyfriend/girlfriend , they don’t need to be together for this to become a happy end
hiyoko November 7, 2012, 7:11 AM EST.
think i found the easter egg.. or not, but is really creepy anyways.
ChileanGuy November 7, 2012, 7:21 AM EST.
Hmmmmm…………… I think I need a list of the music on the mini site…… including, you know, THAT one…… the one before………… all the stuff………… hmm….
Huh? November 7, 2012, 8:28 AM EST.
Dang, I’m trying real hard to find this easter egg….
Skygaze November 7, 2012, 8:29 AM EST.
Mozilla crashed right after everything went bezerk … WTF, have I just experienced…
potemkin November 7, 2012, 9:36 AM EST.
LEGASP! Lucy can smile!
VEE141 November 7, 2012, 9:54 AM EST.
So cute :3 Now I want them to be together even moree!
AsianBeard November 7, 2012, 10:04 AM EST.
I got to the easter egg really awesome add!
Katie November 7, 2012, 10:17 AM EST.
And then that minute turned into a eternally lasting memory under the tree which lucy will never forget.
Blue fox November 7, 2012, 11:28 AM EST.
Finally… What I’ve missed from bcb for so long… Mike happy and lucy happy in the same panel… The huge amount of angsty mike and depressed lucy just wrecked my enthusiasm… Though it doesn’t seem like this will last… I figure next page will be the bubble burst for her…
sethorien November 7, 2012, 12:18 PM EST.
And then it was quiet.
I remember trying to tell people to stop being agitated come previous page.
Because I saw this one coming.
Keep up the good work big T.
Also, as a foreigner, I hope for the sake of the US you guys pick obama over romney. If not to avoid another George W. kind of person, to avoid losing an internationally charismatic leader.
Those are my two cents. :3
Starling November 7, 2012, 1:58 PM EST.
the easter egg is really creepy o_o
Someguy November 7, 2012, 2:12 PM EST.
That last panel makes we want to smack Mike(present) and Lucy(present)’s heads together like coconuts! and shout: WHAT **** HAPPENED TO YOU TWO!
Someone November 7, 2012, 2:35 PM EST.
This is what happened, for those who missed it. Shame on them!
Mike: Let’s be friends I LOVE YOU btw.
: *bops playfully*
Mike: *texts Sandy*
Lucy: < //// 3
GUEST November 7, 2012, 2:36 PM EST.
For those who are MikexSandy READ THIS PAGE!… I swear to God if Sandy comes in the next page, I am going to FLIPPING CRY ME EYES OUT!
DON’T DO ittttttttttttttttttt.
Someone November 7, 2012, 3:33 PM EST.
when your gonna put the story drama?
criastal November 7, 2012, 3:35 PM EST.
easter egg found! I’m not going to spoil it, tough!
boh... November 7, 2012, 3:35 PM EST.
Wait is the Easter egg when the site is all black and white/gray and shows Lucy fig in a dark bush…
Someone November 7, 2012, 3:42 PM EST.
I cant find the easter egg -sad face-
Silver November 7, 2012, 3:51 PM EST.
I finally found that easter egg. For those wondering, it’s on the Lucy Figurine page. You’ll probably know when you’ve found it. Really hard to miss once you do find it.
Kuroh November 7, 2012, 4:43 PM EST.
The old days.. Why did they go away?
4y3sec November 7, 2012, 6:15 PM EST.
The Easter egg is no that big of a deal, “its creepy”? Let’s say if your easily startled don’t look for it. I am easily startled, and it creeped me out for 10 sec.
Someone November 7, 2012, 6:56 PM EST.
OMG I found the Easter egg, and it changes EVERYTHING.
It even spells out all the pairings that’ll survive by the end of the comic, seriously, I feel bad for anyone who can’t spot it.
Anonymous November 7, 2012, 7:15 PM EST.
Man its times like this in BCB when everyone can enjoy the peaceful moments these. Mike haters and Lucy haters can set aside their differences and all “d’awwww” at the cuteness. Let’s enjoy it while we can though, cause’ its only a matter of time until the drama returns and the fans are at each others throats. You can feel free to disagree with me, but hey I’m just tellin’ it like it is.
I tell it like it is November 7, 2012, 7:21 PM EST.
@nikita that’s a pretty jacked up thing to say. The majority of people I know that are from Texas (NOT counting Austin),including myself, voted for Obama. Don’t be a jacka$$. It’s a very unattractive trait.
shmidny November 7, 2012, 7:29 PM EST.
@anonyomous i don’t know how it portrays what pairings are going to happen
unless it implies that that’s going to be Lucy’s state by the end. If that happens I’m going to lose it.
Anyway, hints for the easter egg:
Keep refreshing. The page name even changes when you find it, so yeah.
Second one: watch through the entire thing. It’s really startling, though, but no scary pop-ups or anything.
Pirari November 7, 2012, 8:01 PM EST.
This page made me seriously cry
Rii November 7, 2012, 8:17 PM EST.
Nikki November 7, 2012, 8:46 PM EST.
*Easter Egg* Well, that was pretty odd. What was it from? A twilight zone?
Zero Enna November 7, 2012, 8:59 PM EST.
Is that why Texas voted as a whole for Romney? I also don’t see why that is jacked up. In comparison to most other states, the split between Romney and Obama supporters is quite large. And this fact is true even despite European Whites being 48%. With this in mind, one can only imagine that the vast majority of Whites voted for Romney since the second highest group, Latinos makes up 38% and very few of them would logically vote for Romney
Also, ******* isn’t a trait. It is actually a word you use to describe other’s temporary behavior. For example, depressing is a trait, as it tends to be chronic. The term ******* is almost entirely situational and almost never is used in application to a person’s constant behavior. For example, while I am sure that you are usually a nice person, I could brand you a ******* right now because you called me one. This however, would in no way apply to your everyday behavior and would be simply based on situation.
Nikita November 7, 2012, 10:10 PM EST.
The last panel is the best!
Starkeyblade November 7, 2012, 10:13 PM EST.
……………..well that was a creepy easter egg.
Frodomann1 November 7, 2012, 10:51 PM EST.
Before I found the easter egg, I was considering buying a Lucy figurine when I bought volume 1 (I already pre-ordered volume 2, and intend to buy volume 1 when I get some spare money) to complete the collection (Two books and a Lucy figurine as a bookend for them.) Now Im afraid to buy it for fear it will claw out my eyes in my sleep……..
Frodomann1 November 7, 2012, 10:55 PM EST.
This is painfully obvious, but Lucy is just bad at communication. Plain and simple.
Shi-chan November 7, 2012, 11:36 PM EST.
@Anonymous where does it say anything about pairing?
Someone November 7, 2012, 11:47 PM EST.
I just found the easter egg. Made my night. I love you guys
Scaught November 8, 2012, 5:02 AM EST.
I wish I could find it…I don’t think it’ll work on my phone though. ; A;
Also, seeing Lucy genuinely smile is beautiful and greatly missed.
@Thanatos: Ahhh, welcome back ya crazy-*** troll~
EDIT: Holy **** found it. THAT WAS ****ING CREEPY WAT. ; _________; AND I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT. ; A; -Goes to cry self to sleep-
Yaschiri November 8, 2012, 5:20 AM EST.
Nice easter egg. Scary bits were ok. It was the singing I liked. Wish I could have that.
A truce between the factions…
Or is it just a lunch break?
Never here November 8, 2012, 6:58 AM EST.
I still wonder why she was such an angry kid to begin with.. Where did all that come from, even before preschool..
Xentha November 8, 2012, 7:42 AM EST.
bored November 8, 2012, 10:17 AM EST.
For anyone one wondering, here is the easter egg vid link: bittersweetcandybowl.com/img/store/video/ wander.ogv
But the page is WAY creepier.
(Delete the space before wander and after the slash)
Oblivion November 8, 2012, 12:00 PM EST.
This is how people (read:kitten) break the heart painfully in peace.
DemoKatcy November 8, 2012, 12:04 PM EST.
And they call it puppy love…………
Pepe Le Pew November 8, 2012, 12:46 PM EST.
@Nikita I honestly would have to agree with Shmidny here, regarding your last statement. You can’t make gross generalizations about an entire state just based on statistics. I’m not from the Austin area myself, but I know plenty of people who voted for Obama. I won’t judge you on this one comment, though.
As for the comic, lovely as always. Beautiful facial expressions.
Eccentric November 8, 2012, 2:03 PM EST.
@Shi-chan: Lucy is bad with communication and Mike is oblivious put those two together and you have a recipe for disaster and drama.
SPOILER(for new readers): Just add Sandy to that mix and you will get a heartbroken Lucy that is being ignored by the only one she trusted at this point, Mike. I wonder when everybody will realize that Mike and Lucy are kids and kids make mistakes. You can be mad at them but don’t hate them forever for doing something they thought was right or felt like doing. If Mike wanted to spend time tutoring a new student that brings him salmon and looks like an angel then that is what he wants. I just wish he would of paid more attention to Lucy, but I guess when your in heaven it is to forget those you left behind.
SPOILER: If I remember right the Easter egg should be Yashy in egg form since that is what it was before when Veronica asked this question before. I could easily be wrong since kids aren’t the only ones that make mistakes this guy did a good job of that. Where did he disappear to… hmm, probably somewhere in this high school being all awesome and planning his next move.
supertails19 November 8, 2012, 2:59 PM EST.
cheesus! Lucy’s never-ending tsundere act with no labels is making me want to trow toilet paper across the room! Was there ever explained a reason for her to act like this? Man, I can’t even remember half of what’s been happening in this comic! I guess I just have to re-read this bowl of drama all over again
Twinkel13 November 8, 2012, 4:19 PM EST.
the easter egg.
i luckily got two screenshots about the captions they show that differ.
i was like, 3 feet away the first time, then I made sure to screen shot what differs.
Ephishia November 8, 2012, 8:04 PM EST.
Fair ‘nuff. Still though, it’s not like you can say you’ve never stereotyped. We’ve all done it.
Nikita November 8, 2012, 8:25 PM EST.
After finding that easter egg, I REALLY want that figurine now.
Darn, if I only had the money.
Yumikarp November 8, 2012, 10:25 PM EST.
@Oblivion, thanks, the page kept glitching out and running into buffering problems for me so i couldn’t watch it correctly.
@Taeshi, once the easter egg hunt is over can you tell us what “that” is from (not the song)?
@pepe le pew,
Not that song, please, ever since i watched man’s best friend i can’t think of that song the same way again.
strider November 8, 2012, 10:26 PM EST.
Wow, SOMEONE is being a jerk today huh? Way to clump a bunch of people together like that. Don’t be rude
monkeyfist November 9, 2012, 6:00 AM EST.
she starts out as a tom boy pushing and shoving ( which by the way, boys do all the time at that age, so that still shouldn’t be a big deal. ) —-
BUT. she was chilling out here. She was starting to relax and stop being so defensive/scared all the time until Mike /accidentally/ abandoned her and set her back…
anon November 9, 2012, 2:51 PM EST.
I’m not sure I can find the Easter egg… I’ve been looking at it for a while. Maybe its too obvious I’m not looking at it.. but I did see something on the tree in the back.
@Taeshi, can u like, give us a clear screenshot of it or something? I’m completely lost and I totally give up.
RandomFox2 November 10, 2012, 3:40 PM EST.
Hum, it’s working great for me
(Take out any spaces)
Oblivion November 12, 2012, 2:33 PM EST.
Ok, I admit that lucy is rather tolerable when she’s not a total bitch.
Otter guy November 21, 2012, 11:50 AM EST.
I'll Eat Yourself January 8, 2013, 2:16 PM EST.
Wow, Lucy actually SMILED!? OMG she must be sick or something!
CatLover101 July 15, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
He was probably talking to her, but she couldn’t hear from that side.
Useless Lucy. So inconvenient.
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