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Welcome to BCB, in which wounds disappear after a few panels. Just like an anime!!!!!
Only you do not get a phantom band-aid lol
Oh Paulo… You know just what to say… Not to mention that you can take one hell of a beating if you’ve managed to withstand Lucy’s fists of fury the WHOLE way home.
Still. It’s not really surprising that she’d freak out. I’m looking forward to seeing more of Mr. Paulo’s Dad. I like to think he’ll be like one of the 7 dwarfs and be singing ‘Hi Ho!’ with a pick axe
Maverik August 27, 2010, 2:28 AM EST.
Yay first n he finally got her to trust him wootz
Omg u basterd 10 secs
pyrodude August 27, 2010, 2:28 AM EST.
Paulo uses threaten! It’s super effective!
Kaya August 27, 2010, 2:28 AM EST.
It’s about time she calmed down.
Patches August 27, 2010, 2:29 AM EST.
Oh god Paulo stop being so cute.
Sock August 27, 2010, 2:29 AM EST.
Yay new page
So is it just me or is the Avirl Lavigne song Losing Grip a good one for Mike and Lucy’s relationship?
neverendingpizza August 27, 2010, 2:29 AM EST.
Kurt August 27, 2010, 2:29 AM EST.
@Panel 7: “Shake shake!” /Marina Liteyears
Trotim August 27, 2010, 2:29 AM EST.
Good man Paulo! most guys would be freaking out as much as the girl in a situation like this.
Sean August 27, 2010, 2:29 AM EST.
I think this is the first time that I’ve seen Lucy so strong. I hope to see her this strong for real.
wierdplatformer August 27, 2010, 2:30 AM EST.
This is starting to turn into Paulo going “DAMMIT I SHOULD HAVE SLEPT WITH HER.”
Sock August 27, 2010, 2:31 AM EST.
Darman August 27, 2010, 2:32 AM EST.
Paulo’s dad should probably be off to work if they took an hour to get back! *DREAM TIMESPACE ACTIVATE*
Geddian August 27, 2010, 2:33 AM EST.
It took him an hour to suggest telling her mom instead.
J. Vincero (Jerk) August 27, 2010, 2:36 AM EST.
too bad this is all a daydream =.=
thatgirlyouknowHER August 27, 2010, 2:38 AM EST.
Up until he ****ed up royally, I always preferred the idea of paulo and lucy to paulo and mike. Mike’s a *****, he doesn’t WANT to be there for lucy. Paulo’s just an idiot, but he genuinely cares.
skither August 27, 2010, 2:39 AM EST.
I agree. We should all be wearing helmets right now. Paulo is blowing our minds with maturity. It’s a shame it’s all a daydream though.
Patches August 27, 2010, 2:45 AM EST.
Paulo might be 15 years old but he’s smart as hell!
I like the fact that he brought up that they could talk to Lucy’s Mom instead. But he’s able to get her to settle down. I love panel 10 and 11 the most on this page. It shows great charter development; even if they don’t together they’ll be better friends in the long run!
I can’t wait for the weekend to be done so I can see the next page!
Vincent August 27, 2010, 2:50 AM EST.
It’s more of an alternate reality. No daydream is this detailed.
But this is fictional, and the artist can do whatever she goddamn wants.
Snormax August 27, 2010, 2:51 AM EST.
Nice Job Paulo d^^b You can cheer her up!
BCB fan August 27, 2010, 2:52 AM EST.
i cant wait any longer >:
ROFL August 27, 2010, 2:55 AM EST.
I just caught up to the comic….. I just caught up to the comic…..
I JUST CAUGHT UP TO THE COMIC!!!!!
Hrrrrgrgrgrgrgrhrhgrgrhhrhrgrgh… Love so much…. hrhrehrherhhheghrehgrhe
Nefelsif August 27, 2010, 3:01 AM EST.
Aw, Paulo, how cute, you’re smiling because a horribly desperate woman who you took advantage of last night and had unprotected sex with is now scared she is pregnant so you are taking her to a total stranger to ask for help.
Wait, no, that’s just horrible. :
Titanium Dragon August 27, 2010, 3:01 AM EST.
I fear Taeshi is writing herself into a corner
Michael August 27, 2010, 3:04 AM EST.
@ Michael: I think you’re right. Where could a writer go from an arc with absolutely no consequences in the main canon?
J. Vincero (Jerk) August 27, 2010, 3:07 AM EST.
Hahaha yeah I know right
All just a dream~~~~~~~~
Taeshi August 27, 2010, 3:09 AM EST.
Somewhere there is an autistic child holding a snow globe…
J. Vincero (Jerk) August 27, 2010, 3:10 AM EST.
It’s a shame the series won’t end with PauloxLucy. I honestly do not see the chemistry between Mike and Lucy.
I know you won’t be changing the ending because MikexLucy makes much more sense in the context of a coming of age story, but… But it makes much less sense in the context of the characters.
I know that there has been no official confirmation that it will end with MikexLucy, but it’s been seriously implied through the comics and commentary.
reetva August 27, 2010, 3:14 AM EST.
Because saying things you don’t understand makes you smart!
Brock August 27, 2010, 3:15 AM EST.
Because women can never be at fault in encounters of that kind right?
It’s really horrible that a person you care so much about is finally trusting you too.
This is a comment on a webcomic about anthropomorphic animals, and so is srs binis.
Taeshi, awesome comic btw :3
Breuger August 27, 2010, 3:15 AM EST.
Aww…I’m a LucyXMichael shipper and even I think this is rather sweet….Well, time to bet on HOW things can get worse and how LONG it will take!
Oh and @ reetva, just sit back and watch. There’s still a lot of webcomic left. Who knows what kind of character development could occur. Maybe in the end, you will see Lucy and Michael in a different light.
King August 27, 2010, 3:19 AM EST.
Phantom bandaids. You are amazing taeshi! You never cease making me laugh!
muddkipz August 27, 2010, 3:20 AM EST.
WHOO 33rd comment!!! lol. and duuuudddee he cares a hella lot about her. thats good, cuz i don’t.
sorry that was mean. good comic
Aly August 27, 2010, 3:30 AM EST.
…”you’ve been struggling for an hour now isn’t your arm starting to get tired?”
(nameless) August 27, 2010, 3:31 AM EST.
Dayum, he pulled the mom card.
Kitsuka August 27, 2010, 3:32 AM EST.
Sasha Nekosune August 27, 2010, 3:34 AM EST.
man, i feel so sorry for them. i really hope this a day dream and that lucy didn’t actually force herself on paulo, BIG MISTAKE.
paulofan August 27, 2010, 3:35 AM EST.
This would be better as the actual story. It’s better than the way Paulo stuffed up in the real, with the sex, and the drugs, and the complications (meds by placebo reference). But, still, if this is just a daydream, why’s it still going and so dramatic and better? It’s just gonna be a pointless section of what if. But still, Paulo is a better match than mike. It’s a shame he did that in the other chapter..
JephemeraL August 27, 2010, 3:44 AM EST.
Why is it i feel like deja vu when i’m reading this? i know i haven’t read it before and its not in another comic…
Never mind. Nice one Taeshi, no one said it was easy to convey such emotion in cartoons without scribbling all over the page. ^_^
Lucy’s in safe hands with Paulo, as i gather he is more determined to help Lucy, than Lucy is to stop Paulo: so Lucy’s “fists o fury” will have little effect here.
Keep it up Taeshi
Chazfullmetal August 27, 2010, 3:54 AM EST.
damit i still dont know why lucy is so scared but il never get mad of this comic
god job taeshi
shatos August 27, 2010, 4:25 AM EST.
Wow trials not on this page.Oh well it’s still a good stuff guilt and fear as always
Before I forget YAY!!! Parent characters !!
kirkiss August 27, 2010, 4:30 AM EST.
Straw August 27, 2010, 4:36 AM EST.
he should said that one hour ago
Khriss August 27, 2010, 4:43 AM EST.
ha ha an hour
smart-n-retarded August 27, 2010, 4:58 AM EST.
I gotta give Paulo props here. Here’s doing the right thing despite the fact that letting Lucy keep what happened a secret would be so much easier…both for their lives at the moment, and for his health. He may be a typical, bone-headed boy sometimes, but dammit, he knows when it’s time to man-up.
Void August 27, 2010, 5:06 AM EST.
Lucy is thinking “Holy $!@# what am i going to do”
then Paulo works his magic
Coonclaws August 27, 2010, 5:41 AM EST.
paulo is so smooth…
hope this smoothness comes into play in next page
awsomesauce August 27, 2010, 5:58 AM EST.
Studly studly Paulo
Dragom August 27, 2010, 6:01 AM EST.
>:| Paulo…. I can’t believe he forgot…
YYC August 27, 2010, 6:07 AM EST.
I dislike where this is going. We’re being shown all this, but we all know it’s not really happening, and nothing even similar to it would happen, because word of god has hinted at how it will end so many times already. Coming of Age stories are too predictable.
Tama August 27, 2010, 6:36 AM EST.
I think as soon Lucy calmed down, its time for Paulo to have a mental breakdown °^
Ariso August 27, 2010, 6:38 AM EST.
Magnus August 27, 2010, 7:18 AM EST.
@Skither: Paulo and Mike? Kinky.
Hanii Puppy August 27, 2010, 7:19 AM EST.
probably the only reason paulo is getting so far with lucy in his daydream is only because david isn’t in it lol
jmiles August 27, 2010, 7:31 AM EST.
As predicted in the stone tablets of legend it shall end Paluo x Mike and Lucy x Carter. These truths are irrefutable.
Unanimous August 27, 2010, 7:53 AM EST.
^lolwut^ no its abbeyXmikeXpaulo and sandyXlucyXcarter……and then david
Magnus August 27, 2010, 7:59 AM EST.
Nuh-uh, LucyxAmaya! Ribbonshipping all the way. >8U…get it?
Tsukaiz August 27, 2010, 8:04 AM EST.
OMG!!!!!!!!! is Lucy p- pregnant?!!!! taeshilh!!!!! ANWSER ME! please x100
neko girl August 27, 2010, 8:08 AM EST.
I kind of respect daydream Paulo although jmiles is probably right lol. Even though they both screwed up he instantly knows to at least tell his dad. I wonder if he would do this in real life?….
Iris August 27, 2010, 8:08 AM EST.
Magnus August 27, 2010, 8:09 AM EST.
paulo has now earnd the ‘Badass” medal.
50 awesome points.
jarimor August 27, 2010, 8:09 AM EST.
Wow, good job Paulo. Your dad would be pro- oh wait. Nevermind. Well find out what he will be soon though! *time lapse to Monday*
— — —
Run Amok with a Pencil in Hand
X-Saber August 27, 2010, 8:14 AM EST.
In my head I see Paulo going to a different house, and Lucy doesn’t recognize the house. When someone comes to open the door, it’s Paulo’s mommy *insert epic music* O_O. But sadly this won’t happen. Wow, smooth talker Paulo,well…kinda. *Does Wayne’s World time lapse into monday*
Draixen August 27, 2010, 8:28 AM EST.
Rofl, he doesn’t care if he has bruises on both his knees and a swollen cheek. As long as he gets the girl in the end, right? xD
Skygaze August 27, 2010, 8:32 AM EST.
Aww, that’s such a sweet smile at the end.
Funny how he threatened to tell Lucy’s mum instead xD
MontyPythonFan August 27, 2010, 8:39 AM EST.
Paulo used threaten! It’s super effective!!
True Liar August 27, 2010, 8:48 AM EST.
@ Skither & Patches I feel the same way! This is really good here. It is a shame it’s all a daydream. wonder how your going to top this. Taeshi your amazing!
Domingo August 27, 2010, 8:57 AM EST.
Non, je ne regrette rien…..
French for: “No, I regret nothing”
Funnily enough, that’s the song they use in Inception as an alarm…
Anyways- Taeshi! Love your stuff! Keep up the great work!
Karthorak August 27, 2010, 9:27 AM EST.
Awe, what a sweet guy…. in his dreams~
Anonymoose August 27, 2010, 9:35 AM EST.
Draeko Silver August 27, 2010, 9:35 AM EST.
Unfortuantely, things would not go as smoothly as Paulo thinks it would. Poor, disillusioned Paulo.
Karori August 27, 2010, 9:44 AM EST.
I’m waiting for next Monday’s comic…this one is interesting…but the next…oh god…my mind is creating many scenarios…this is gonna be good!
Frustrated Writer August 27, 2010, 10:06 AM EST.
AhAHAHahahahaha! Lucy power
well, guess ol Lucy got a good taste of reality.
Rober2 August 27, 2010, 10:10 AM EST.
It’s hard to be tough yet caring when good couples like this keep melting your heart.
TheLightorTheDark August 27, 2010, 10:19 AM EST.
Paolo: “You wanna tell your mom then?”
Lucy: *Shakes head*
Silvy August 27, 2010, 10:26 AM EST.
I hope I’m not the only one who’d risk injury to hug Lucy right now. She’s so adorable in this page. Paulo… Curse his luck :
Hoheh August 27, 2010, 10:50 AM EST.
How is it shipping to pair Mike and Lucy together when that was basically canon before the introduction of what’s-her-face-the-offscreen-teenage-model? Ugh.
Okay… uhh… What is that in the first panel…? It looks like it should be part of Paulo’s anatomy… I can’t tell what it is… *scratches head* …It’s not his arm/torso, because then his elbow would be bent funny… *snaps fingers* It’s his… crotch? And legs? >_> Not quite the best angle to depict them, maybe?
“Your dad doesn’t know me!!”
“But I know him.”
Paulo needs to work on his lines. -_- Of course he would know his dad? And that doesn’t really calm Lucy down in the slightest - she only really ceases hyperventilation when she hugs/latches onto him.
Kosine August 27, 2010, 10:54 AM EST.
I can’t wait ‘till the next comic!!!! :3
KBAM August 27, 2010, 11:10 AM EST.
This is becoming intriguing because I remember at the beginning, when Paulo went into the daydream, that he stated how bad it all would have all turned out if he did the midnight tango with Lucy. So far, despite some awkwardness and an emotionally unstable Lucy, things aren’t that bad. Paulo has even managed to get her to trust/rely on him instead of Micheal , which could mean she is opening up? (Though that could just be because he is the only one who understands the situation she is in, seeing as he caused it) So the question is: What happens in the next… 13 pages that is so terrible, Paulo is unwaveringly glad he didn’t give in to urge and follow through with Lucy’s request?
Rhyme August 27, 2010, 11:44 AM EST.
I’m wondering, will this chapter later be ‘merged’ with the chapter where Paulo and David were originally talking?
But then that’d be a super huge chapter ^^’ Never mind.
Skygaze August 27, 2010, 11:59 AM EST.
Also I’m pretty sure David would come out of nowhere and transform into a power ranger, if this were more like an anime.
Joshyartist August 27, 2010, 12:28 PM EST.
dustball August 27, 2010, 12:36 PM EST.
I think if this actually happened, Paulo would have been a better, more mature person than he actually is. Oh, what could have been…
N8 August 27, 2010, 1:04 PM EST.
Yay, less sad comic
Tadin August 27, 2010, 1:12 PM EST.
Frame 9 is adorable.
Calvin CP252 August 27, 2010, 1:42 PM EST.
When Paulo comes out of the daydream it’s going to be night…
Zera August 27, 2010, 1:42 PM EST.
Oh Paulo, thinking that you’d actually be that calm even in a friggin’ daydream.
Gabriel Kaxbe August 27, 2010, 2:40 PM EST.
…I can only think of Yashy’s reaction lol.
th351 August 27, 2010, 2:51 PM EST.
Levi August 27, 2010, 3:17 PM EST.
/runs off to draw paulolucy
amber August 27, 2010, 3:50 PM EST.
Kosine: lolwhat. I don’t see why it’s a bad line. It’s basically him saying “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LUCY I KNOW WHAT I’M DOING JUST FREAKEN TRUST ME FOR ONCE, FOR ONCEEEEE”
Not a huge mouthful like that, but no **** he knows his father, so he probably knows how helpful he might be, and is urging for her to take his word for it.
Taeshi August 27, 2010, 3:52 PM EST.
Amber: good woman
Taeshi August 27, 2010, 3:53 PM EST.
@neko girl: Lucy couldn’t possibly know she’s pregnant the day after!
G August 27, 2010, 4:07 PM EST.
Who’s Lucy’s mom?
G August 27, 2010, 4:08 PM EST.
for some reason I see a little bit of Mike inside Paulo, I might be crazy but there is that god your $%#@ing annoying yet there is the I love you side of him
BUT, I think Mike doesn’t give a damn anymore despite the jealousy Cologne he wears every time he sees Lucy
This comic is full of Drama, confusion and Win; can’t wait til next update
Sandvich August 27, 2010, 4:19 PM EST.
I am really hoping that the next page goes something like this:
*Paulo and Lucy face Paulos father
Paulo: “Em dad, Lucy might be pregnent, and the child is mine.”
*Paulo’s father puts down his paper, walks over to the two, looks at Paulo and then Lucy
Paulo’s father: “FALCON PUNCH!!!”
*Paulo’s father punches Lucy right in the stomach. With Lucy out cold, Paulo looks stunned as his father walks back to the table, picks up his paper and says
Paulo’s father: “Problem solved.”
JHawkNH August 27, 2010, 4:26 PM EST.
@G: Lucy’s mom is like daisy x3 but older hahaha
Wow, Paulo really knows how to manage the situation
Leonmaster August 27, 2010, 4:40 PM EST.
Paulo is such a rock. He might be a little ******* at times, but he really does pull through for his friends.
Morgan August 27, 2010, 4:51 PM EST.
JHawkNH : That isn’t even funny. You just proved that you deserve the “Dumb ***” award.
You should never hit a girl/women, unless it’s in self defense! Never mind hitting one in the stomach when they think/might be pregnant.
Grow the hell up!
Vincent August 27, 2010, 4:58 PM EST.
at first i was liek MIKExLUCY FOEVAH!!!!!!!! but then i was liek PauloXLucy ftw!
Dork King August 27, 2010, 5:02 PM EST.
i’m sorry i know you’ve heard this alot and probably won’t listen when i say it, but get back to the regular story already. i’m loosing interest and before the daydream arc, this webcomic was part of my soul!
Blaha August 27, 2010, 5:10 PM EST.
sert August 27, 2010, 5:11 PM EST.
Vincent, you just won the “can’t take a joke” award.
Hurbluh August 27, 2010, 5:12 PM EST.
heheh… Lucy`s mom or Paulo`s dad?
well i like this chapter becuz Paulo is caring.. ^-^
cats4ever98 August 27, 2010, 5:27 PM EST.
i agree with Vincent becuz its true NEVER punch a woman/girl which you think is pregnant…
thx Vincent for pointing that out
cats4ever98 August 27, 2010, 5:31 PM EST.
i want other page… I . I
cats4ever98 August 27, 2010, 5:33 PM EST.
Blaha: it’s either this chapter or a hiatus
So deal with it.
Taeshi August 27, 2010, 5:35 PM EST.
More Paulo’s Father.
Gnukko August 27, 2010, 5:43 PM EST.
I love all the complaints. Makes me smile so much. I’m honestly enjoying this chapter. A nice look a less ********** Paulo. :3 He does that less and less… I almost miss the Paulo that would hit on everything with two legs, all the while having a good ol’ time with David. Awww those were the days…
The Sarcastic Spoon August 27, 2010, 5:44 PM EST.
I love Paulo! hes one of my fav characters. So i realy love this chapter its so intresting and sweet
Sweet Kitty August 27, 2010, 5:52 PM EST.
Paulo, you shouldn’t smile if you just got a teenager pregnant.
Regardless, I love this comic!!! =D
Saiyza August 27, 2010, 5:58 PM EST.
Even if he did get her pregnant, then he will just have to accept the responsibilities, will he not? And think about it, even if most would freak out at first, one of the best things that can happen to someone is having a child, even if it is simply an adoption. If I got a girl pregnant, I’d freak out at first, but then after I thought about it for a while, I’d just have to accept the fact. Besides, It’d mean that I actually did have sex at least once in my life, so chances are it’ll end up being the first girl I marry :’l
Willard August 27, 2010, 7:01 PM EST.
Paulo jus’ wants ‘ta be a hero. I think Tess is cooler though paulo shoulda’ stuck’d to her instead of runnin’ around.
HappehFace August 27, 2010, 7:16 PM EST.
Is she preggers
or is she NAWT
Stay tuned, true believers, and find out, in the next episode of……the Amazing PAULO-GUY! “Paulo-Guy, Paulo-Guy, does whatever girl he comes by”
Keejer August 27, 2010, 7:25 PM EST.
at least he’s not a scum bag
J. zezy August 27, 2010, 7:54 PM EST.
Good thing this is a dream, otherwise Paulo probably wouldn’t be alive at this point ^.^
CTS4Kouhei August 27, 2010, 7:54 PM EST.
Aww Paulo can be so sweet
I love LucyxMike the most,
but i also ADORE LucyxPaulo!
MissCaitlyn August 27, 2010, 7:59 PM EST.
aw, she’s so cute when she’s frightened
ChewySmokey August 27, 2010, 8:41 PM EST.
I’m amazed that Paulo was able to drag Lucy for an hour. He knows that he cant do that.
The guy nobody knows August 27, 2010, 8:55 PM EST.
I’m afraid I must agree with Vincent, however I do not agree with the way he stated it. Also, a woman should never be attacked, even in self defense unless you are in very serious danger. I find it much better to simply restrain them until they calm down.
Great stuff, Taeshi! Keep it up!
haseo August 27, 2010, 9:12 PM EST.
Lucy used struggle! It’s not very effective …
Lucy used fury swipes! It’s not very effective …
Paulo used threaten! It’s super effective!
The foe’s Lucy fainted! … Or at least listened to you and shut up …
True Liar August 27, 2010, 9:20 PM EST.
To be fair, had Lucy softened up a bit, she’d likely had been dating Mike ~middle school. Though that is my favorite Lucy coupling. Hoheh…
Hoheh August 27, 2010, 9:22 PM EST.
HAR HAR JUST SAW A COMMERCIAL FOR BCB ON CATENA, IT WAS HILARIOUS GOOD WORK ON THAT TAESHI
True Liar August 27, 2010, 9:27 PM EST.
Still waiting for Mike’s ****ing reaction to this…. oh day dream Mike…… you’re still a ******… A ****** we all loved until you started to get obsessed with Sandy, but a ****** none the less…. ****, Now I can’t wait to see the end of Mike and Sandy’s relationship…. I pray to god that Sandy breaks Mike’s Heart… There will be angst…. so much angst…. TO MUCH ANGST!!!!!!!1!!!
Ark August 27, 2010, 9:45 PM EST.
yes, but the angst will be lined with a sweet sweet happiness for all MikeXLucy fans
Wispy August 27, 2010, 9:55 PM EST.
@Ark Wow that would make an awesome story if Sandy dumps Mike, yep chapter loads of angst just building up xD
Jaico August 27, 2010, 9:57 PM EST.
I’m more of a MikexLucy Fan, but I must admit this is pretty cute, But if anyone of us actually remembered that in the past chapters Paulo really F’d Up so Paulo’s trip for Lucy’s forgiveness might by rocky.
Jaico August 27, 2010, 10:04 PM EST.
@ Whispy &Jaico
I know right?!?
Hmm… I just though of something… Sandy Dumps Mike and then Lucy goes with someone like Liam… Then Mike shall pay for his retarded choices.
Ark August 27, 2010, 10:04 PM EST.
does paulo his a mom or does his just live with his dad o_0….????
Ima Weird August 27, 2010, 10:07 PM EST.
I told you all what was going to happen later on and it’s happening now.
WHAT NOW!!! I’M AM SO SUPPISH/BITCHIN BITCH!!!!
Snake August 27, 2010, 10:07 PM EST.
@ Ima Wierd
The **** you sayin’?
Ark August 27, 2010, 10:10 PM EST.
She is faking it.
Caos August 27, 2010, 10:33 PM EST.
So while we’re on the topic of sex does David ***** retract when he sits or what?
Andyfoxy August 27, 2010, 11:46 PM EST.
uguuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Tasic August 27, 2010, 11:47 PM EST.
By the way guys we need to start voting for BCB, I mean a vote a day does not hurt.
Jaico August 27, 2010, 11:55 PM EST.
Jaico is right!
Chop chop, people.
Teh Sora August 28, 2010, 12:12 AM EST.
Hhhhow do you vote?
AcridFatuo August 28, 2010, 1:10 AM EST.
when does she wake up dont get me wrong love the dream but when
ROFL August 28, 2010, 1:51 AM EST.
Hi. I’m new here, but I’ve got to say. I’ve fallen in love with your comic. I’ve been reading it for the past week everyday. I’ve cried so many times I lost count.
The characters, the story, everything clicks together like a real life story. And this, dear ms. Veronica, has the potential for even more. I love your comic so much!! I certainly say I’d be willing to pay anything for your upcoming book!! ANYTHING!!
Only two comics have ever made me feel so many emotions and conflicts. And one is yours.
Nekox August 28, 2010, 2:17 AM EST.
its not her daydream. its paulos.
hehe thts cute xD after he says wat he says her reaction is like okay… i trust u xD
i like the hug picture. <3 adorable woot! pauloxlucy!
Misty August 28, 2010, 2:21 AM EST.
KAWAIIIIII~!!!!! X3~ LUCY LOOKS SUPER CUTE IN PANNEL 11~!!!! <3<3<3~
~and it is so cute how paulo comforted lucy X3~ <3<3<3 can’t wait for the next paaaage~!!
Great work TASHI~!!! <3 KEEP IT UP~!
Sano~ August 28, 2010, 2:28 AM EST.
I really hope at the very end of the arc, he just up and decides to daydream that the school gets nuked or something absurd like that that would never happen in canon. Or zombies! Omg, let there be zombies.
Cedric Bale August 28, 2010, 2:48 AM EST.
Man, this daydream is pretty fun to watch
What’s the e-mail for the site btw?
Lax August 28, 2010, 3:03 AM EST.
Lax : Look directly at the shaded area at the bottom of the page.
Steak August 28, 2010, 3:08 AM EST.
…PauloxLucy? What the—
WHERE’S MY LUCYxCARTER
If we’re daydreaming it should be really good
Shieldie August 28, 2010, 3:28 AM EST.
I thought they didn’t do it…
O_o is this is a flashback?
D: I’m so confused!
Jackie August 28, 2010, 4:11 AM EST.
no they didnt, its a daydream
its turning out to be awesome though
Chazfullmetal August 28, 2010, 4:43 AM EST.
Looks like someone’s gotta put the daydream notice back up. *Rolls eyes*
Xenni August 28, 2010, 5:34 AM EST.
Oh, come on! _Everyone_ can’t see _everything_. It is acceptable, yes? Now one knows who didn’t. This daydream got sweet really fast. Things look like they’ll work out. But reality marches on. Hm…
Also, Lucy is a stubborn, but loving, young woman. This page exemplifies that.
Hoheh August 28, 2010, 8:03 AM EST.
Needs some sort of haze on the borders or something. Mebbe.
fortunamajor August 28, 2010, 8:11 AM EST.
:o -.- ):(
thatgirlyouknowHER August 28, 2010, 9:07 AM EST.
xD :p :s :S :3
@YYC how do u do that Lucy emoticon thingy?
thatgirlyouknowHER August 28, 2010, 9:11 AM EST.
Just saying, as this is my first time here, that this is the first page I finally caught up with. I LOVE THIS COMIC!!! Seriously, it’s got some awesome thimgs that I really like; Love, awkwardness, cats, drama and it’s really good :3. And I’ve gotta say Paulo I feel for you. I walked for 4 hours dragging a heavy suitcase without wheels, for what could’ve been about 1.5 hours jogging.
And WOAH, does she think she’s pregnant??? I mean I know this is an alternate reality/daydream, but that would still be a shocker.
Once again, thanks for the awesome comic!
Invader GIR August 28, 2010, 11:18 AM EST.
X3 Love the 3rd panel.
mdg245 August 28, 2010, 11:25 AM EST.
awesome comic. Taeshi ftw
Chazfullmetal August 28, 2010, 1:23 PM EST.
Wish Sandy was here August 28, 2010, 1:40 PM EST.
It kind of makes me sad that this chapter is a dream, ‘cause Paulo/Lucy is my favourite ship :C
Lucy’s face in panel 7 is the most adorable thing ;o;
Emlee August 28, 2010, 1:42 PM EST.
Here’s the smile list http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/forum/ 62934.html
YYC on GC August 28, 2010, 1:58 PM EST.
Chazfullmetal August 28, 2010, 2:05 PM EST.
Heheheh … . Weird;)
coldcrush August 28, 2010, 2:45 PM EST.
omg is mike ganna be in the nex chapter
hyper August 28, 2010, 2:52 PM EST.
13 pages. I honestly can’t see this getting more dramatic, so Taeshi’s going to have to bring back the insane Home Ec. Teacher to add comic effect The again, you can never have too much dramangstynessness. Just small chunks at a time
Elliot August 28, 2010, 2:58 PM EST.
>:| why cant you put 2 page
hyper August 28, 2010, 3:38 PM EST.
hyper August 28, 2010, 3:47 PM EST.
paulo is badass
hyper August 28, 2010, 3:48 PM EST.
ROFL August 28, 2010, 5:16 PM EST.
CAN WE GET SOME CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT THAT ISNT FANTASY?
Mr.Dude August 28, 2010, 5:36 PM EST.
AYE! YOU CAN’T GET EVERYTHING YOU WANT, MISTER.
Rachel Vang August 28, 2010, 5:48 PM EST.
I gotta say, Lucy sure does respond well ta a strong, dominant figure. o.o
Jessica U. Ingmann August 28, 2010, 6:05 PM EST.
:blush: :awesomeface: :rolleyes: :raise: :?:
True Liar August 28, 2010, 6:20 PM EST.
the Paulo with sun glasses is awsim and adorable :3
True Liar August 28, 2010, 6:21 PM EST.
WAIT A MINUTE WHAT ABOUT THE LUCY ONE???????????????
True Liar August 28, 2010, 6:22 PM EST.
Oh here it is
True Liar August 28, 2010, 6:31 PM EST.
IT DOESNT WORK WHY DOESNT IT WORK
True Liar August 28, 2010, 6:37 PM EST.
> : |
NoCreativeNames August 28, 2010, 7:18 PM EST.
Too bad this is still a day dream
Yuki August 28, 2010, 7:59 PM EST.
It sounds like a smart move to me.
joefox August 28, 2010, 8:08 PM EST.
As much as I love “alternate reality” sequences (and I do), I think 25 pages to explain it is.. tedious. And yet I’m struck with a feeling of “More!”, so what can be said of that?
Anyways, looking forward to how it plays out. Go Paulo go!
Neko August 28, 2010, 8:14 PM EST.
:) >:| - Lucy loves Mike
:blush: - Daisy loves Mike
:blush: - Abbey loves Daisy
;) :blush: - Augustus loves Daisy
:D - David and Rachel like each other
>:| :raise: - Jessica likes Lucy
:awesomeface: - David idolises Paulo
:rolleyes: - Susan is not amused
:?: - Blur doesn’t know what the hell is going on
ravengal August 28, 2010, 8:29 PM EST.
wow those icon things are cool!
Reimei August 28, 2010, 9:09 PM EST.
True Liar August 28, 2010, 9:38 PM EST.
NOW I CAN COMPLETE MY COLLECTION IN MY NEXT POST
Hey all! Haven’t been around lately, been travellin. Read this new stuff, and found it sweet. Great work Taeshi and pals!
For a long time i’ve been a Lucy+Mike fan, but this is quickly changing my mind. Never thought i’d say it, but this might just make me a Lucy+Paulo person. Never would have thought Paulo to be such a nice and considerate guy.
Jedi Master August 28, 2010, 9:49 PM EST.
Wow, this is getting pretty surreal. Almost makes me wish Paulo would get together with Lucy. But alas, that ship has sailed. But the one thing I’m asking is that you slap some sense into the people bullying Tess. They need to see that they have become no better than Tess was in Freshman year. Hell, in a sense, they’re even worse.
Renadt August 28, 2010, 10:18 PM EST.
Man, you know what’d be awesome?
If you could post something without nitpicking it. Seriously, try it out sometime, this constant “Blaaah I made mistakes I suck” attitude is tiring, and you’ve been carrying it for -years- now.
Love the story and everything in general, but you, Artist, are irritating.
Cadlington August 28, 2010, 11:56 PM EST.
Wait wait wait….
HOW THE **** DO YOU DO THE OTHERS!?!
Ark August 29, 2010, 12:00 AM EST.
ok nvm I got it…
… I failed last time at the : awesomeface : part…damn capital lets!
Ark August 29, 2010, 12:14 AM EST.
Cadlington: Your mother is tiring.
Taeshi August 29, 2010, 12:19 AM EST.
How to: *Note: Remove the spaces so that it works*
:( = : (
:) = : )
:D = : D
;) = ; )
>:| = > : |
8-) = 8 - )
:awesomeface: = : awesome face :
:?: = : ? :
:blush: = : blush :
:raise: = : raise :
:P = : P
:rolleyes: = : roll eyes :
Huzzah for nerdy ******* liek me!!!!:awesomeface: YAY DAVID!!!
Ark August 29, 2010, 12:22 AM EST.
Jesus guys this comments section is FOR THE COMIC PAGE ITSELF not for stupid emoticon spamming. Quit it. There’s a topic on the forums for the emoticons, go find it. Or link to it if people are confused over how to make emoticons.
Taeshi August 29, 2010, 12:27 AM EST.
teenage pregnancy does not work this way
Once you get pregnant everyone including your boyfriend wants nothing to do with you
Kvarra August 29, 2010, 1:05 AM EST.
Kvarra: had some exoerience with this have we?
JephemeraL August 29, 2010, 1:22 AM EST.
Part of me wishes this actually came true. But somehow it would completely ruin what appears to be Paulo’s maturing stage in life. I’m still wondering if him and Tessa are ever going to get together.
The idea of Lucy wanting to ask Mike for help really makes sad and angry.
more that she would think Mike wouldn’t help her. :blush:
Nekox August 29, 2010, 2:20 AM EST.
Heh, I like this page. It gives me purpose.
BREADEDCHEESE! August 29, 2010, 4:25 AM EST.
I call Mike kissing Lucy at the end of the school play…whenever that happens…
Cheesey August 29, 2010, 4:54 AM EST.
I have a felling that his dad is gonna flip out, and that is where the “It’s a terrible mistake” part is gonna happen. Or He’s gonna relay the message to Lucy’s mom, and then all hell will break loose- and there will be many demon hipster chicks in the world of BCB- courtesy of Carlton. I do think, however, that Mike would get his **** together and help the pair out if that were the case. It might take some time, but I think that Mike really does care for Lucy, it is just hard to say why he’s being such a dick at the moment. I think, also, that Sandy is just gonna finally end the relationship. They never see each other, she’s way too busy with her life, and I think Sandy will have to give something up. And that would more than likely be Mike.
Renadt August 29, 2010, 5:14 AM EST.
yeah, its gonna be awesome
Chazfullmetal August 29, 2010, 7:43 AM EST.
Mwahahahaha……. can’t wait to see mike’s reaction…… he would totally flip out in jealousy and disgust towards paulo…..
well, seeing his paulo’s dad’s reaction, things are going to be real sticky.
ArchDemon of Revenge August 29, 2010, 9:15 AM EST.
judging by Sue saying she saw Sandy somewhere recently, combined with her reaction to Mike’s requests to see her tells me that sandy isn’t as lonely as we think.
haseo August 29, 2010, 9:28 AM EST.
I’m starting to think the Candy in Bittersweet Candy Bowl refers to stickiness.
But wait, if that’s the case, then ‘Bowl’ would be the thing that we can’t get enough of. Hm.
Ryan August 29, 2010, 10:29 AM EST.
:?: >:| :raise: :blush:
AWESOME, I DID IT! :awesomeface: :rolleyes:
There should be one for Yashi where the expression is either something like ‘get a life’ or ‘WTF!!!’. Now THAT would be awesome!
True Liar August 29, 2010, 12:58 PM EST.
OMG WHY DOES THAT CREEPY COMMERCIAL WITH A MOM MAKING OUT WITH A NEW BORN KEEP COMING UP?! :?: Seriously, it’s freakin’ me out
True Liar August 29, 2010, 1:01 PM EST.
ime gonna keep saying it, nothing beats Taeshi
Taeshi is made of win
Chazfullmetal August 29, 2010, 1:24 PM EST.
he heals fast really fast
Frost August 29, 2010, 1:39 PM EST.
It really is admirable how Paulo can be so mature and responsible in this chapter.
I don’t think Mike would have been able to do the same.
Crookshanks August 29, 2010, 2:18 PM EST.
Uh, you mean like how he was so mature and responsible to have unprotected sex with Lucy while she was depressed?
Yeah, no Crookshanks, he wasn’t. He showed much more in the main comic; this is quite the opposite.
Titanium Dragon August 29, 2010, 3:37 PM EST.
I see your point, and you’re right. I was more referring to how he has handled his mistake and taking care of Lucy.
Crookshanks August 29, 2010, 3:49 PM EST.
lol, Team Paulo
Hr0n August 29, 2010, 4:19 PM EST.
>:| hahahhaha i think that lucys mom is ganna take lucy to the hospitol and mke lucy mary mike lol
hyper August 29, 2010, 4:40 PM EST.
Its monday here! Im waiting!
Kate August 29, 2010, 5:05 PM EST.
I want David to adopt the kid!
Griallia August 29, 2010, 5:29 PM EST.
…Which is more than Mike has done for her lately!
Solario the Visored August 29, 2010, 5:56 PM EST.
I’d laugh if this daydream turned into a shotgun-wedding
ChewySmokey August 29, 2010, 6:08 PM EST.
>:| mike is raly ganna mary lucy i think o__o
hyper August 29, 2010, 6:10 PM EST.
Going back through the comments for this chapter, and I’m frustrated by people’s ignorance.
You can get pregnant at ANY AGE (doesn’t have to be healthy for you), and you get pregnant IMMEDIATELY. It’s just a slow process…..
Le Biologist August 29, 2010, 6:37 PM EST.
David is pregnant.
Purin August 29, 2010, 6:37 PM EST.
hahahhahahahahahahahah daivd pregnant ahhahahahaahahhahahahhhahahahaha:D HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA :awsomeface:
hyper August 29, 2010, 7:21 PM EST.
At least this is just a daydream, go to the beginning of this chapter and read what the Author wrote, IF you don’t believe me.
PauloRules August 29, 2010, 7:43 PM EST.
Seriously, though. All those years of flirting with (read: being injured by) Lucy probably have made him that tough.
Hoheh August 29, 2010, 9:06 PM EST.
What you say is sort of true…. however…. there is no possibility of pregnancy before the start of puberty… meaning the earliest a girl could get pregnant (and this is EXTREMELY unlikely…and… disgusting to think about) would be 9 years old… There is one documented case. More common are 12 and up pregnancies, exponentially climbing with each year up to 18, at which point it suddenly starts to drop off…
All of this leads me to believe that most pregnancies probably happen between classmates in highschool, at least in the countries with age of consent laws.
While I didn’t know anyone that became pregnant in middle school, I DO know there was at least 1 person out of each of my classes starting at 6th grade, that were having sex.
So while it can’t happen at ANY age… it CAN happen REALLY EARLY, and at the earliest, if kept to term, it IS fatal. 9-11 year olds simply weren’t meant to start having children… despite it being possible. Not all of human biology develops at the same rate after all…
Also, I’d like to point out, that Lucy (for those of you wondering EXACTLY what she said to Paulo) probably missed her monthly date… That’s not a sure fire way to tell however, as the scheduling can fluctuate, or in some people, change completely… It is also not strictly a monthly calendar either… it can range anywhere in between 2.5 weeks to 2.5 months in all actuality… though it is usually between 3 and 5 weeks for anyone not on certain medications or hormonal therapies…
On a completely different note… Lucy looks absolutely adorable in this page…it’s sad that she has to be pushed to such limits to be cute…
Sciver August 29, 2010, 9:12 PM EST.
What can I say man (or girl XP), you basically said it like a pro
Thanks for the info, it was bugging me how she actually got preggy
Sandvich August 29, 2010, 9:31 PM EST.
But Cute Lucy Is Cute
Griallia August 29, 2010, 9:33 PM EST.
2nd to last panel is so adorable. Nothing like strife to bring people together.
Coelus August 29, 2010, 10:08 PM EST.
Man, Paulo evidently hasn’t run this through his head a few times…
Neko August 29, 2010, 11:18 PM EST.
Its the *next day* people. She hasn’t missed her ‘time of the month’ as she hasn’t had enough time to miss it! If we are using real medical knowledge to work through this then….If she is due then she has even less cause to worry. She doesn’t know if she is pregnant or not. It takes around 7-10 days for the egg to travel and implant (which is how the morning-after pill is able to be effective- it tries to prevent these steps starting at conception.) At about 12 days it produces hormones which can be picked up by home pregnancy tests which is when you are medically considered pregnant.
—— This is a comic though and the characters aren’t exactly human
She is just worried she *could* turn out to be pregnant. I would be too! Though for the sake of PauloxLucy I want to see kittens darnit.
Reef Diver August 29, 2010, 11:45 PM EST.
well to be honest, youngest mother was 5 years old even if your body is complete you still have eggs its possible just digusting
Jaoy August 30, 2010, 12:21 AM EST.
^^^ Just looked that up, very interesting!! That’s crazy she had menarche at 8 months… wow.
I still want Paulo x Lucy kittens so she better be pregnant. In fact, I’d love to see it through the aftermath of the birth and all the drama associated with newborn care.
Reef Diver August 30, 2010, 12:40 AM EST.
“Ouch, that fan was a bit harsh. Maybe he has a point.
Nah, I’ll just give him a snappy comeback…
On the other hand, I could just pull some rusty, ancient insult out of my *** and look like a total child. BRILLIANT.”
:| The amusing part is I prefer you acting like a five year old as opposed to a self-martyring wretch.
Cadlington August 30, 2010, 12:56 AM EST.
Paulo used common sense.
It’s super effective
Cam August 30, 2010, 1:08 AM EST.
Cadlington: Someone can’t take a silly joke too well!
I’m certainly a harsh critic of myself and I can certainly overdo the nitpicking in the commentary, but it’s a tough situation. If I don’t point things out, other people do, which causes me angst and self confidence issues, which are only accelerated by the fact I have tons of commenters who never read anything above their own post. So if I point out what I know, people can point out flaws i overlooked, which is beneficial for me in the end in the world of improvement.
So it’s really not that simple! Obviously I have some faults and don’t always maintain the right attitude about my work - you only have to read some of the stuff in my hourlies from last year to figure that out. I don’t know how to properly respond to your criticism, though, as I don’t see a clear solution and you didn’t really offer one.
tl;dr: suck a dick *******
Taeshi August 30, 2010, 2:15 AM EST.
You should learn to skim comments and only think about the good ones like those that give good praise and constructive criticism instead of just bashing you. If they don’t like how you do things they can shut up or leave is how I see it but that”s just me. Also you shouldn’t get angst because someone points out a mistake just smile say thanks and learn from it. You are a great artist and do a great job and if someone don’t think so just screw them and move on
Neverendingpizza August 30, 2010, 2:53 AM EST.
Anonymus August 30, 2010, 3:14 AM EST.
Neverendingpizza: I do participate in positive discussion though! I am pretty active in the forums.
And yeah I agree, I do wanna improve! I didn’t wanna imply that I don’t like critique, far from that!
Taeshi August 30, 2010, 3:35 AM EST.
here is another one of the bcb music videos raykatan go and check it out befor next update ;P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZJVBP2sOF4
shatos August 30, 2010, 3:38 AM EST.
Not saying you don’t just saying to ignore the obvious idiots that have nothing nice to say at all
Neverendingpizza August 30, 2010, 3:39 AM EST.
I agree with Neverendingpizza. It’s not like you owe us anything, much less a response to an obviously disgruntled reader. Most of us, if not all of us, are here for the story and artwork, not to form some hypothesis about your attitude towards mistakes or whatnot. Besides, I’m sure it’s far better than anything a lot of us could produce!
Keep up the great work!
Patches August 30, 2010, 3:39 AM EST.
Plz post soon?
lake August 30, 2010, 4:30 AM EST.
Me hav comment all ready>
And I leave in 1 minute. Plz hury!
lake August 30, 2010, 4:32 AM EST.
Thankyouuuuuu!!!! U R awesome!
lake August 30, 2010, 5:32 AM EST.
Oh yeah, that’s brilliant.
“Ignore anything negative! Just trim it and listen only to your hugbox!”
Cadlington August 30, 2010, 1:55 PM EST.
Day late… but even still… I was not aware of the 5 year old story…
In any case the last two pages had me a little confused as to how much time had passed… I was imagining more like a few days rather than the same day…
The passage of time is not always easy to decipher for me in comics…
And I guess that’s my dollar short.
Sciver August 30, 2010, 2:03 PM EST.
Cadlington: I like how you hone in on the potential negative that I said and completely and utterly missed the point. You sound familiar.
Taeshi August 30, 2010, 5:15 PM EST.
” So if I point out what I know, people can point out flaws i overlooked, which is beneficial for me in the end in the world of improvement.”
Don’t see how that equals “I only want compliments lol hugbox”
Taeshi August 30, 2010, 5:17 PM EST.
Magic September 3, 2010, 12:20 AM EST.
How come lucy is crying in almost all of this chapter?
Levi September 3, 2010, 3:56 PM EST.
Well, this is the first chapter of this particular comic I have read. Now, I have been in Lucy’s position at the same age, with the exception that we did not tell anyone until we were certain what the results were on the test (which, thank goodness, was a negative).
A person can come to a sudden realisation on a mistake by not thinking about it before. It is possible they were taken up by the drama already going on before thinking about the real problem. Just the possibility of something can really screw up a young girl’s mind, and overreactions are not uncommon.
But in the sense of the comic, it would have helped if a few more thought bubbles were going through the character’s minds, just to help get the message across.
Emma September 4, 2010, 2:09 PM EST.
wait what happened to school did it end isnt it recsess?
Straw September 24, 2010, 2:50 AM EST.
@Straw, I think this is more importent then school.
That "Dude" October 16, 2010, 10:41 PM EST.
*dances around* I’m kinda tired, so I have no idea what to say.
SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 5:43 AM EST.
phantom band-aids are awesome band-aids
TheSandMan961 December 24, 2010, 10:54 PM EST.
How did she hear him if he was on her right? ?:
Esmeralda April 29, 2011, 4:06 PM EST.
I love the two of them together so much…Paulo is perfect for her. I hope he can realize that after the daydream.
NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 22, 2011, 9:41 AM EST.
PURPLZ September 8, 2011, 9:14 PM EST.
This is one f the reasons im glad im gay, i will never get the news that i knocked someone up.
Bell_the_gaomon February 3, 2013, 4:03 PM EST.
What would mike think if he saw them together like this
Seoq June 28, 2013, 6:23 PM EST.
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