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totally guessed it. i love you david! i also love happy endings. call me a sap i guess but this is great. Tess’s expression is so good at the end. David’s also, i don’t think i’ve ever seen him be so expressive. this style has come a long way and its is actually better, in my oppinion than the previous one, of course i still love the original black and white the best, but this is much more mature and expressive than the old ones. Thanks for all the work you put into this comic Taeshi and SuitCase.
Still miss Lucy though, but i suppose thats probably for the next chapter.
Deuce Moose September 30, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Aw, happy ending.
It’s a page like this that reminds me why we all love David.
Shada September 30, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Haha David is clueless as ever
Happy Birthday Tess.
ThatOtherMichael September 30, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
nice ending ^_^
Just a Guy September 30, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Haha, life goes on as usual. Great to end on a good note for once ^_^
Qsandas September 30, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
hahaha got to love david
huh September 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Paulo is a pedo.
Murderer September 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Vynarus September 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Wow, Oh Dave
Stop calling people pedos
Vexie September 30, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Oh David, your magic words of wisdom didn’t come today, instead, you underestimate a young cats age, and tease the orange Paulo, hmm.. What shall I do?
Sky hannah September 30, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Hahaha, supports the theory that David is the ultimate PauloxDaisy shipper.
Ved of Flames September 30, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
XD September 30, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
You’re robbing the cradle!!!
TurtleMan September 30, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Awww David…. Why do I love you so much?
Pauloizawsome September 30, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
David is the ultimate source of comedy relief xD
Day~Day September 30, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Wow, at least tess is smiling again. Good job david!
BirdmanGA September 30, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
David is such a troll.
revengineer September 30, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
He wasn’t riding with her, more like giving her a ride because he didn’t have a car, or license or permit, it is pretty amazing how David thinks it’s robbing the cradle when the person you date is actually only 1 or 2 years younger and not 5 years younger, and he doesn’t even know the age of the girl he’s stalking sad really
CTS4Kouhei September 30, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
What does “robbing the cradle” mean?
Luigifan September 30, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
Oh, David. :L
Sam September 30, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
Never heard the term “Rob The Cradle” before, but by the way David and Paulo are reacting to it I can take a good guess on what they are talking about.
Darf14 September 30, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
Called it lol well thats david for you and that was totally a tricycle…i havent been here for a year but i feel like i was here fron the beginning thank god for archives…Hehe sonic ride you hehe
Well i want to see more lucy and mike problems because they are so fun..oh and paulo go for lucy not that jazzy is a bad girl but you and lucy are perfect!!!
DinR September 30, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
Awwww…aint it just sweet? Tess has such a great So Happy face. It makes her inevitable fading that much more…bittersweet!
TheMysteriousMan September 30, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
Robbing the cradles means as it is said. The taking of other people’s cradles
Just joshing ya, slang for doing someone way to young for ya
45Years September 30, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
I love me a happy ending. Glad to see Tess smiling for real finally. <3
Happy Birthday Tessa! :”D
Yaschiri September 30, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
aww, what a nice end to a sweet chapter! I couldn’t help but laugh and smile when I read their arguing and looked at tess’s face
SXR123 September 30, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
figures, david being an idiots as always… though tess did have sex with paulo, pretty much, so i guess i can let it pass this time.
wonder what will happen in the next chapter… probably lucy trying to befriend that guy who almost raped her and tried killing her friends in that alley in chapter 12.
wouldn’t doubt it.
Thanatos September 30, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
Celsy September 30, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
HA That’s Paulo. He tweets like he talks.
Tess’ facial transitions just make me want to wub her widdle cheek in that last panel.
I believe I understand David’s behaviour now. It’s really everyone else’s fault. People talk to him like this. So it only encourages him. I wonder what a dialogue with Abbey and David would go like.
StraightFace September 30, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
“Robbing the cradle,” for those unfamiliar with the expression, means that someone is dating or marrying someone who is younger than him. It is often used in a hyperbolic fashion, meaning an exaggeration, but it can sometimes mean that there is a significant age difference between the two. It most like comes from that fact that the older person would’ve been at a cognitive age; while the younger, a baby—therefore in a cradle. I hope that helps you understand.
This was a neat comic Taeshi, it had a little different, light-hearted tone in comparison to many of the other comics. A nice pause in the action.
Lost BCB card September 30, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
Oh I needed a good laugh… you have no idea how much of a day I freaking had! (bombed my geology test is one of two, the other I rather not bring up) Thank you David! (And Taeshi). Oh I feel happy again. Glad Tess feels happy too on her B-day.
Any hints on the next chapter?
Blue Sly September 30, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
It’s really uncomfortable dating someone who happens to be younger than you by quite a bit; not for you, but because of the way others tend to see it… I feel Paulo here.
The Good Doctor September 30, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
I love how David just stayed in that pose with his hand in Paulo’s face
Aken September 30, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
Oh man. OH MAN.
I am blown away by David’s concern for certain dating ages instead of making a remark how Tess is “legal” now.
Bearcoon September 30, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.
david david u neva change do ya but hey it is very amusin listening n watchin paulo n david havin this weird conversation. n i hope mike n lucy will b as one meanin becomes gf/bf n i hope soon
*Lover* September 30, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
anonymous2 September 30, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
Needs. moar. Jasmine.
But seriously, nice little chapter here. Wonder what’s next?
Patches September 30, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
Leen619 September 30, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
Zilla September 30, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.
Ha, i win
FenixWong951 September 30, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.
Yay, happy Tess!
And then she and Pualo go make out in a corner while jaz isn’t looking.( I can hope right?)
Teeroy766 September 30, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.
Aww, I like Tess.
V September 30, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.
Haha this is more like what my friends are like!!! Haha Paulo and David’s stupid random fights remind me of my sister/friend and I! Hahaha… Minus the sex… And well yah. Whelp, Yay New Chapter!!!! Hahaha I’m excited!
Lemme Sleep plz September 30, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.
Surprisingly when my class graduated, a handful of my friends were dating sophomores, haha!
It’s a sucky situation over all.
but Happy Birthday Tess! You know, I think she knows she’s going to miss moments like this, loves them an all, but she knows they won’t forget her and as long as she visits the area things will be alright. :] She did good to patch things up her last year of high school — maybe not perfect but butter then what it was.
Jax September 30, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.
That was adorable. I think I’ll be coming back to this arc and reading it every now and then, even if it is only 6 pages. It’s just so cute.
Ozimul September 30, 2011, 2:08 AM EST.
Awk, I love tess so much.
Eleanor September 30, 2011, 2:29 AM EST.
awwwww…nice to see you smiling tess ^^ can’t wait for the next chapter 8D
and oh David, awesome as always
Moviefreek September 30, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.
I dunno if David is very stupid or very airheaded, lol
Ana aka Knux-the-Killer September 30, 2011, 2:51 AM EST.
It’s nice to see her happy for a surprising bday to think that almost everyone will miss her.
Leen619 September 30, 2011, 3:08 AM EST.
Thx for Posting, it was a very nice little chapter
Shorty_XXL September 30, 2011, 3:11 AM EST.
Ah David, you are a walnut :3
PurpleLeaf September 30, 2011, 3:38 AM EST.
what was the point of this chapter ?
oddguy September 30, 2011, 4:12 AM EST.
Live goes on, always on a shining street with some dark clouds too( only sometimes ^^).
Blubby September 30, 2011, 4:20 AM EST.
I would like to suggest you something, Taeshi: Why you don’t try to make Daisy’s eyes lineart as the same color as the lineart of her body? You did that with Sue’s eyes for example and is okay. Dunno, maybe Daisy’s eyes will not turn so…hum…round in that way. Or another.
Is just a suggestion. No offense intended.
Ana September 30, 2011, 4:25 AM EST.
at first I thought “tricycle” meant threesome *shot*
Desterga September 30, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.
I used to be bothered by Tess’ current haircut, but in this style it suits her. :33 I’d really like to see her some more since her personality was always fun. Also I note a distinct lack of Lucy. Man Mike and her are bumming me out. :T
But this chapter was just fuzzy and sweet all over D
Fauxpas September 30, 2011, 4:40 AM EST.
Tess must be undressing Paulo with her eyes
bendy September 30, 2011, 5:10 AM EST.
Undressing what? Is she skinning him with her eyes? It should really just be a short of…Shifting of fur in their case.
Ko September 30, 2011, 5:20 AM EST.
Aaaw… this chapter is so nice. I miss this sort of comedy/sweetness.
Again, maybe I’m getting the time difference mixed up between the actually amount of pages to how they come out three days apart.
Missme September 30, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.
But Jasmine and David are the same age!
EliqueStudios September 30, 2011, 5:59 AM EST.
IF THIS WAS THE END OF BITTERSWEET CANDY-BOWL
I would actually kind of be okay with that
Knight September 30, 2011, 6:14 AM EST.
Ouch, Taeshi. Your commentary sounds like this is the end of the comic.
But it’s okay; you’ve had a happy story this time! Great job!
Saiyza September 30, 2011, 6:15 AM EST.
EliqueStudios, jasmine is actually a year or two younger than paulo
Random September 30, 2011, 6:21 AM EST.
I get it! Tess is happy now, so she has no place anymore in bittersweetcandybowl. alright
lolwut September 30, 2011, 6:59 AM EST.
We’re really going to moss Tessa when she leaves…
ScrabMaster September 30, 2011, 6:59 AM EST.
David, David, David…..
Always finding a way to screw something up in the most hilarious of ways.
Love the whole idea around this chapter! Can’t wait to see what comes next!
chickbabe208 September 30, 2011, 7:15 AM EST.
Great job can’t wait for more!
Your comic’s are the BEST of any other comic
Candy September 30, 2011, 7:45 AM EST.
Wow Love the end of this arc its perfect and gotta love David I feel kinda scared to say I actually know someone like this.
On a side note I’m wondering if I’m one of the few that noticed after reading the comic that noticed the banner is moving again
Born September 30, 2011, 7:48 AM EST.
Absolutely love Tess’s “gee, I love my stupid friends!” expression in the last panel. She looks so perfectly contented.
And she is not ten! She’s…. what, 14?
Totally different, dude. She’s probably post-menarche.
(OK, I just like working the word “menarche” into conversations. )
(Look it up, boys. You will learn something. )
Fruvous September 30, 2011, 7:49 AM EST.
Oh, David. Once again you find a way to diffuse the burning tension between the cast.
Tickle Monster September 30, 2011, 7:51 AM EST.
Oh David, how I love you so~
Tess loves him too
Grubey September 30, 2011, 8:04 AM EST.
Shouldn’t David be more impressed by Paulo’s near robbing of Tess’ cradle rather than being concerned about it? It’s really not that much of a difference?
How old IS Jasmine exactly? David has a point there.
Hope all this made Tess realize that it’s better to have friends and hang with them rather than be off by yourself moping about how you want your friends to forget about you. I already said this, but when I have to say goodbye to all my friends, I’d like to think I made a positive impact on all of their lives rather than wanting them all to just forget about me as quickly as possible.
Alright, WHO’S NEXT IN THE DRAMA/ANGST CYCLE?!
NintendoSegaSonyGuy September 30, 2011, 8:25 AM EST.
Short Arc is Short
Huh? September 30, 2011, 8:33 AM EST.
Open the gifts!! =D
Harus September 30, 2011, 8:51 AM EST.
gunna miss you Tess
skmojo September 30, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.
I love how David always seems to be totally in his own world and confused with the real one, causing A LOT of mayhem.
KBAM September 30, 2011, 9:49 AM EST.
cool page happy birth day tess and my Birth day is to day all so WOOOOOOT
Kozi September 30, 2011, 10:24 AM EST.
I KNEW HE WAS GOING TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT HER BEING 18!
How old is Jazz?
Xenos September 30, 2011, 10:25 AM EST.
i’m sure tess will have a great birthday!
i guess that david doesnt agree that people
should date people who are older than them.
get used to it david!
happy birthday tess!
cube September 30, 2011, 10:59 AM EST.
Always like to see a happy ending.
Also, I always like to see David being the idiot he is.
NBbowler September 30, 2011, 11:00 AM EST.
tess’ whiskers are messy :|
someone...notXme, someone September 30, 2011, 11:02 AM EST.
lmfaooooooo stop robbing the craddle paulo! lol, I keed. paulo is one of my favorite characters ^-^
G!@nN@ September 30, 2011, 11:27 AM EST.
Sad thing is…when you turn 18 and dating someone younger, you’re considered a pedophile
Marona September 30, 2011, 11:32 AM EST.
I’m not sure about schooling in other countries, but in the US, you’re normally about 14 or 15 if you’re a freshman in high school. I imagine it’s pretty much the same in other countries.
Patches September 30, 2011, 11:53 AM EST.
I love how that chapter was wrapped up. Tess got to enjoy having awesome friends like the gang for the last year that she’d be there. SO SAD.
Yet adorable. Happy 18th, Tess.
Elaine September 30, 2011, 1:46 PM EST.
Can someone clobber David, please?
And happy birthday Tess, it’s been an awesome run.
Coda September 30, 2011, 2:41 PM EST.
Aahhh Love ya David….
Wait September 30, 2011, 2:44 PM EST.
I’ll be honest. I actually would have expected David to be proud, not freaked out lol
Still very sweet. It’s nice to see Tess smile
Kroth September 30, 2011, 2:58 PM EST.
Wait, this is really the end of Tess? Did I not read Taeshi’s comment under a page or is it really just that obvious and I missed it?
Either way, man, that just ruined this chapter for me. Oh, well, I should be use to character getting kicked out of this comic by now.
I’m not complaining, and you can’t blame me for being a little sad about this. =[
Missme September 30, 2011, 3:20 PM EST.
Ha. My friend’s dad was in 8th grade when his wife started in kindergarten.
Enderaring motherly smile is heartwarming and joyous. There is nothing wrong with this page.
JC September 30, 2011, 3:32 PM EST.
Yup, I was right, but you got to love David. The only innocent soul in the group. All things must come to an end and this is Tess’s. We will probable see her around though.
Tom September 30, 2011, 3:34 PM EST.
Waitwaitwhatnow I’M as old as them?!
Or, rather, THEY’RE as old as me?! Holy fruitcakes! I must be really immature, then.
… I’m glad Tess seems happy again I hope she’ll enjoy her last year, hehe.
Jenn September 30, 2011, 4:04 PM EST.
I just hope the 2nd book will have the same texture as the 1st….sorry, that has nothing to do with anything.
Anyway…happy Tess is happy, and awesome David is awesome
Happy 18th Tess!
Anon September 30, 2011, 4:28 PM EST.
Rofl, I can just imagine their conversation right now
And you can almost feel the joy on Tess’ face; it’s a good way to end a year at HS
Chocothunda September 30, 2011, 6:20 PM EST.
Now all I can think of is the ending music of Pokemon Crystal ;~;
paulosawesome September 30, 2011, 7:22 PM EST.
RedcoatJack September 30, 2011, 7:43 PM EST.
Its funny because David was the one who suggested Paulo date freshmen.
AznColaz September 30, 2011, 8:07 PM EST.
This only means that Tess won’t be showing up on BCB anymore
Sally September 30, 2011, 8:19 PM EST.
heehee! OMG! David you are so unpredictable! Well that goes to show! There must be a reason why SOMEONE isnt there that TAESHI is hiding from us! *intense stare at Taeshi!* I kidd the webcomic artist! lawl! that was really good though pretty short!
Timni September 30, 2011, 9:07 PM EST.
Oh. Oh DEAR LORD. No. When you say thanks for reading, you don’t-you can’t possibly mean-this is the end, do you, Taeshi?! Please tell me I’m jumping to conclusions and you just couldn’t think of anything to say about this! If this is the end, I’ll cry!!
KawaiiMarshmallow September 30, 2011, 9:54 PM EST.
‘First page of the next chapter due Monday’
Monkeys September 30, 2011, 10:49 PM EST.
I am also pretty sure she ends most chapters that way
Nik September 30, 2011, 11:14 PM EST.
Farewell Tess! Or at least it seems like it… I hope we’ll see your face again. I’m going to start scanning the backgrounds for you!
Cuddle Bear September 30, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.
The humour is just a bit stale at this point.
OneLonelyPickle October 1, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
OneLonelyPickle, the humour is the background, not the foreground, here.
SuitCase October 1, 2011, 1:43 AM EST.
I don’t like David in this one… Just puttin’ that out there…
Tess is kawaii desu, though.
StarSturdy October 1, 2011, 2:27 AM EST.
so, if this is chronologically accurate….that means paulo was…..13 when he punched out his v-card…right?
WAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!! Boss October 1, 2011, 3:09 AM EST.
He was 15. That was about three months ago. In about four months he will be sixteen. Try to learn the difference between our time and theirs; they have in fact not been in school for two straight years since the last time it was summer vacation.
Seriously, I can see where you could get confused with some comics, but many events in BCB happen on definite dates if you just bother to pay a little attention.
42 October 1, 2011, 4:05 AM EST.
So is Tess a thing of the past now?
Hamshi October 1, 2011, 12:22 PM EST.
I am starting to really love the new art style, makes the overall composition a lot more appealing
Bread October 1, 2011, 12:35 PM EST.
Taeshi, why don’t you think of a new chapter that has atleast 15-20 pages cuz I’m kinda tired of reading sum 5-8 paged chapters. Please read and reply to this, and also was Tess smiling cuz her friends are moving on but still may remember her?
Blast_The_Hedghog October 1, 2011, 12:45 PM EST.
Sooooo cute! Perfect ending to Tess’s birthday. I sincerely hope this is not the last birthday we celebrate with her.
Rosesrme October 1, 2011, 12:57 PM EST.
looooooool robbing the cradle thats funny c:
Doom October 1, 2011, 1:03 PM EST.
YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW
The chapters are pre-planned and that’s something I’ve been specifying for a long time.
Taeshi October 1, 2011, 2:47 PM EST.
I REALLY wanna see the next chapter !!!
MidnightSnack October 1, 2011, 3:59 PM EST.
i want to see next comic now !!!!
Blackheart October 1, 2011, 8:20 PM EST.
Yoman October 1, 2011, 9:51 PM EST.
Necrology October 1, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.
that was hilarious!!!
mel October 1, 2011, 11:12 PM EST.
Tess seems so happy. I’m glad.
Danna October 1, 2011, 11:28 PM EST.
Tess didnt “fade away!” im sooo relieved. it would just suck if she went away. Thanks, Taeshi, for another awesome drama/comical chapter!
assassin250 October 1, 2011, 11:48 PM EST.
Hey jazzy u can ride my bike anytime
JustSomeCritic October 2, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.
Onichan October 2, 2011, 3:21 AM EST.
dip ****s buy a damn book its funny and will help her make a comic u love so damn much
its a cat just a cat October 2, 2011, 6:28 AM EST.
New voting incentive plox!
Kei October 2, 2011, 8:40 AM EST.
this has to be one of my favorite endings! loved it.
beccy52 October 2, 2011, 10:28 AM EST.
I have a bcb book and its well worth the money o.,o every chapter is super clean and easier to read now and she added some awesome new illustrations for ever chapter >:o buy one!
moo October 2, 2011, 12:05 PM EST.
I can only wish…
Ronyle143 October 2, 2011, 12:32 PM EST.
Is The Book a play by play of the web comic just retouched? I realy want to buy one but i’m still broke
JustSomeCritic October 2, 2011, 1:51 PM EST.
Since everyone else is talking about the book, this doesn’t count as using this as a “chat room,” right?
So in the book, has Taeshi redone all of the old chapters (waaaay in the beginning) or are they just sort of…retouched?
Meeps October 2, 2011, 3:09 PM EST.
I miss tess’ hair. It used to be so pretty :T
Sleepyface October 2, 2011, 5:40 PM EST.
Lionist October 2, 2011, 5:52 PM EST.
Aw, I love Tess’ face in the last panel
And David, I love you
TooMuchCake October 2, 2011, 7:18 PM EST.
TurtleMan October 2, 2011, 9:53 PM EST.
Cant help smiling at this
But is this the calm before the storm?
Rydux October 2, 2011, 10:58 PM EST.
It’s interesting how David’s head form changes from panel 1 to panel 3.
V October 3, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.
Happy birthday Tess! I been busy with college 8D wait till she experiences that hell!
Bob October 5, 2011, 9:47 PM EST.
After reading so much BCB, “cradle robber” is now so much of a part of my vocabulary, that when someone said the word “pedophile” to me the other day, I almost forgot what it meant. Wow.
Random Internet Loser October 10, 2011, 11:45 PM EST.
David thought that Jazz was ten wow he’s really clueless and not so bright………..
WHICH MAKES HIM FUNNY!!!!
lcexfire12 October 18, 2011, 11:46 PM EST.
David brought Paulo’s attention to the freshmen he should consider dating. It’s messing around at most here.
Hoheh November 1, 2011, 3:57 PM EST.
ema April 1, 2012, 11:49 AM EST.
Didn’t he have sex with at least two girls? And he’s 15? He’s NOT of age! What kind of parenting did he get!?
Mini Lucy July 9, 2012, 3:01 PM EST.
I thought for a moment there he’d say “WOAH WHAT SHE’S A SENIOR I THOUGHT SHE WAS A SOPHOMORE WHAT THE ****?”
Hoodlum November 4, 2012, 2:36 AM EST.
david & paulo still my seacond favorite………..my frist is paulo’s dad BTW
TemplarArchon_Hunter July 28, 2014, 10:53 PM EST.
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