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I am too sad about Steve Jobs to make a proper description .__.
Other than the fact when I inked this page I was thinking that it looked too simple, BUT GEEZ ABSOLUTELY NOT WHEN IT GOT TO THE COLOURING AAAAAA this took pretty long.
Just a Guy October 7, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
“8 AM, time to break Lucy’s heart”
anonymous2 October 7, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
sorry for my stupid comment
Just a Guy October 7, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
HAHA I love this. God Mike is amazing no mater what anyone says. I hope he doesn’t mess this up, even if I’m not really shipping MikexLucy hardcore anymore I still think the friendship they had before all the confessions was one of the best parts of the story. Thanks for another great one Taeshi.
P.S. i feel sorry for Paulo, He looks so cute with tears in his eyes. Guess it’ll make Thanatos happy though.
Deuce Moose October 7, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
hahaha mike your in for a whole lot of angst! sir poodles of noodles you are awsome (David default face, i dont know it )
huh October 7, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Ha, Mike. MikexLucy is destiny apparently.
Coth October 7, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Haha poor Mike
ThatOtherMichael October 7, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Ouch, karma maishul
Arkhaela October 7, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Watch Mike end up having to pair up with Lucy
Vexie October 7, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
you mad mike?
Celloblack October 7, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Lion October 7, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Wait, it could be Sue!
DON’T FREAK OUT YET, MIKE!
Sparkfur October 7, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Mike doesn’t want to be paired with lucy, am i right?
Day~Day October 7, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Wow, even Daisy doesn’t want to write this essay.
twalker500 October 7, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Wow, Overreaction much there Mike?
So this could still turn out as a MikexLucy thing. Heh
TehCero October 7, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
how predictable Mike + Lucy
Just a Guy October 7, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Oh yey, lucy again!
..oh yeah, RIP steve jobs, your art is what allows me to type this message
Serapharah October 7, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Man what crawled up Mikes b-…oh…. I see what you did there. He doesn’t want to be paired up with Lucy, I sense some really bad things are going to happen in the future. >:)
Darf14 October 7, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
come on mike, of course your gonna be paired with lucy. was there ever even any doubt?
The-Gray-Angel October 7, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Daisy’s reaction in that last panel made me laugh really loud. My brother is currently staring at me.
B-man October 7, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Wow. Mike get over yourself. You’re such a d***.
Meow meow October 7, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Mike in the last panel reminds me of a Charlie Brown character yelling.
I have no clue why..
Raven October 7, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
I knew it was coming. You have the worst luck Mike
Lokiallen October 7, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Yay, maybe Mike and Lucy will quit being babies and simply go back to being friends :3
Yeah, that’s complete ********. Let’s all welcome the argueing, fighting, tears, walking out from one of them, or both, and stuff like that…
HEY. I HAVE AN IDEA, LETS HAVE LUCY GO CRYING TO PAULO
Even though he decided to stay with Jazzy.
OR HOW ABOUT AUGGIE?
Oh wait, he’s a complicated ******* who some of us love anyway and doesn’t want to deal with her either.
Maybe Lucy should just get over it herself, go back to being the tough chick she was only this time, actually be nice to her FRIENDS at least and is a little less moody.
I’m done ranting. Oh and R.I.P Steve ;w;
BunBun October 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
*Sniffle* you will be missed Jobs…
Yehoshua October 7, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Poor Lucy. This does not bode well; though I wonder how it will turn out. AGH MONDAY Y U NO COME SOONER
SonicdaShapeshifter October 7, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
thts just sad
kagura October 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Steve Jobs dead? There’s not an app for that. Seriously though i’m gonna miss that guy…
Kikren October 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Mike, he was probably going to choose someone else! Jeez calm down
Bittersweet PauloxLucy October 7, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
…”Michael and Susan”
SoulCalipurr October 7, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
If Mike keeps acting like a jerk when it comes to Lucy… I’ll have lost ALL respect for him (despite the fact that I was losing it when he started acting like a jerk to her)!
Despite that, I love the page! ^^ No one loves essays. XP
Guest D October 7, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Sh*t just got real.
WO2 Hawkeye October 7, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
It’s Sue! I’ll put 10 bucks on it right now!
memyselfandi October 7, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
*sigh* Mike, keep your personal feelings somewhere else. Don’t shout about them to the whole class. also, RIP Steve. You will be remembered for a long, LONG time.
Shadopaw October 7, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
I love the faces that Mike goes through, and then the faces of every one else after he snaps. Daisy came out best in my opinion.
Synyen October 7, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
FINE ILL DO THE DAMN PAPER WITH LUCY!!!….is what hes going to say
(.-.) watch me be ninja and be right…or he has officially gone completely crazy and the elf in his ear keeps telling him to kill them all- much less likely but still possible i know a guy that would listen the first time hes told to do it.
What is paulo playing with in the first panel? And tae i like how the color of mikes panels change with who all is getting paired up and when paulo isnt paired it goes back to blue
DinR October 7, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
i have a feeling that mike will get paired up with sue and sue will have an epic brother-sister talk with him concerning lucy.
or he gets paired with lucy. that too. but knowing you taeshi, i know you do not usually write predictable chapters
Memory Anemone October 7, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
I know this trick. Freakout than awkward backfire. Classic
TheMysteriousMan October 7, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
Lol, he knew he was going to be paired with Lucy from the start when the teacher said it was “random pairs”, i bet someone bribed the teacher to pair them up
CTS4Kouhei October 7, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
Aaaaaaannnnnd, Mike and Lucy.
Atlas October 7, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
We’re not taking into account that Abbey wasn’t mentioned up there…
Shojobo October 7, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
Ah, I love this page.
Calm down! I bet Noodles was going to say “Mike and Sue”, or “Mike and Amaya”, NOT “Mike and Lucy”. All three of those girls haven’t been called yet, and hell, maybe someone else will be called on to be paired with you.
So yeah, Mike is still acting like a ****ing *******…What else is new? Well, Abbey’s angst, for one thing…
Man…Paulo got called on. I wish he and Lucy would work on the project together… The ending of ‘Carry Me’ left a lot to be desired in regards to just how close they are and could be.
NintendoSegaSonyGuy October 7, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
I like how everyone is groaning while Abbey looks annoyed (again) and Daisy looks sad… no Daisy the kitty eyes will not work anymore.
You could get Sue, Mike… for your’s and Lucy’s sake anyway.
I’m a little lost on the panels of Mike, while “Noodles” is calling out the pairings… can someone explain those transactions for me please? I know it’s in relation of getting paired with Lucy but… still lost between each panel.
Blue Sly October 7, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
@Shojobo, Abbey’s name is Abraham, its the last pair Sir Poodles announces
Mike is running out of hope as the names go and he and Lucy still haven’t been called. He just doesn’t want to be with Lucy
Deuce Moose October 7, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
Well then, mr mikey, might I just say one thing—- GET OVER IT. Oh yah- ARGH! I miss Christmas so much! These updates are SO NoT HeLpinG! Neither does the fact that my school gets of on the day before CHRISTMAS EVE. What the hell is that about? Talk about harsh! Man, this highschool our characters go to just sounds so fadoodlin awesome! It has the biggest lockers, enough lunch tables for everyone, and horrible counseling and teachers! YAY!!! Btw hasn’t mike yelled out in the middle of class before too?
Lemme Sleep plz October 7, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
Abbey DID already get called on. You probably didn’t recognize his full name as “Abraham”.
NintendoSegaSonyGuy October 7, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
“Bianca and Abraham”.. Abbey was mentioned xP
Mewra October 7, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
. . Is Paulo holding his foot O.o?
Musashi October 7, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
That outburst just screwed him. The teacher hasn’t called Sue yet Mike!
You’re not getting paired with Lucy so why couldn’t you just stay quiet!
You just ****** a lot of people off man
Kroth October 7, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
Aaaaaaand mike and chuck (random name thats not Lucy)
Lol PROBLEM MIKEY?
But seriously, wth all this heartbreak for lucy and hate from mike, shes gonna become suicidal.
Also RIP steve, Gates had nothin on u.
Redneck October 7, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
Perhaps it will be Sue and Lucy and Mike will be paired with himself, which is why he is exclaiming “FINE!” in his acceptance of the fact that he will have no partner and will have to do all the work himself
JetFire October 7, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
lol i bet it’s gonna be like, FINE ILL BE WITH LUCY and the teacher says actually mike you’re gonna be with so and so and he’ll be kinda dissapointed lol
Ailey October 7, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
I think he is gonna be paired with Lucy. I am almost hoping not though. I wouldn’t wish the new *** hole mike and her now. I used to be and still am a Muke X Lucy fan but I am really hating Mike right now. Is being civil too much to ask?
Teeroy766 October 7, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
Mike’s eye looks awesome in the last eye-panel.
steez October 7, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
No matter what happens he has made it awkward now.
TehLulzinator October 7, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.
And it turns out that Mike’s partner is actually Sue, not Lucy. Yea that is probably not going to happen, but it would be funny.
Nope October 7, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
These kids now-a-days just don’t appreciate good WWII history. That’s good stuff.
starfighter105 October 7, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.
U mad mike?
SXR123 October 7, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
pfft. he assumes he’s going to be paired with Lucy. -shakes head-
RoseVee October 7, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
He’s gonna get paired with Sue and then feel like an ***.
Asche October 7, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
Having read the whole of BCB archives I’m assuming Mike is the kind who would ignore the problem and hope it goes away.
I’m hoping Mike is not paired with Lucy
Wolf October 7, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.
I wonder what’s up with Paulo…? I mean, teary face and stuff…
Eryth October 7, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.
Abbey hurt his feet, did you forget?
Suomy-Nona October 7, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
His leg was just death-gripped by Abbey, with claws included. Poor guy.
Fae October 7, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
Seems mike knows the out come …but does he know the finally of his lil out come. if it is who he thinks it is, then it seems there will be more then just drama. heh life if full of problems but for mike it seems its full of fate. and to think lucy’s face shows up in the 3rd mini frame box when it has to be about mike interesting how things tend to play out.
DEMONX October 7, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.
Could be Sue and Lucy, guys. But then Mike would be paired with essentially a new character.
So I’m thinking what Mike’s thinking.
revengineer October 7, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
I gues he was reading all the comments of the fans who are ****** at him for having a normal reaction to someone he can barely stand trying to force feelings into him..that and most his friends who did the same
Dracke October 7, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
@Eryth last comic, Paulo got clawed in the leg by Abbey.
Matty October 7, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
Mike has every right to act like this to Lucy. Not that I’m saying that it’s the right thing to do.
Flara October 7, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.
world war II sucked… all american wars sucked, they were all so boring, and had no memorable people in them.
where the hell did lucy come from? wasn’t she supposed to be flirting with a rapist or something?
i’m genuinely surprised that daisy is upset that she has to do an essay, didn’t she used to love doing schoolwork, and hate when school ended?
i like daisy’s expression in the final panel, though… looks kind of cute.
i love all those mike panels with the different colored backgrounds in them, i assume they’re showing how crazy his emotions are being throughout the pairing… and finally it finishes off with what looks like a tidal wave about to engulf the entire class.
Thanatos October 7, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.
world war II happened in the BCB universe?
Geeze…. it’s hard to imagine something as ugly as that in such a (superficially at least) innocent world.
Starwatcher October 7, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.
Is this it? is this finally the moment where Lucy and Mike finally make up? Is this the comic where Mike and Lucy finally realize they were meant for each other? Or is this the comic where Mike breaks Lucy’s heart into a fine mist…
Who knows. Maybe they’ll go back to playing video games with each other like they used to, and all will be well. Also maybe they’ll live up to being the joint protagonists in this story instead of Mike being the antagonist.
P.S. Long comment, sorry.
Zilla October 7, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
@Thanatos, I’m surprised you weren’t enthusiastically happy at Paulo’s pain and misfortune
Deuce Moose October 7, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.
I doubt the first two will be happening, Zilla.
The beginning of this chapter, Taeshi let us all know that this was not only gonna be a considerably long chapter but that it was gonna be chalk full of drama and angst galore.
3rd option is probably your best bet. But then again, it could be something completely different altogether. Just imagine the possibilities.
DiDi October 7, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.
Maishul: Genre savvy cat.
Profesor Rod October 7, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
I think I would laugh pretty hard if Mike flips out about him and Lucy paired up together, only to realize he’s with someone else. DD
Inumaru12 October 7, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
Dang it, Mike, really? REALLY?
Another point to the ‘Mike’s a dick’ board!
Pfffff, but Daisy’s face in the last panel! I love it! What is is with Daisy’s face lately?
Daeva October 7, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.
im soon gonna find out how the pain is having to right an essay
ps:here out to you steve jobs
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fireimonkey October 7, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.
Mike: GOD DAMN IT TAESHI AND YOUR DIVINE INTERVENTION THAT FORCES ME AND LUCY TO HAVE TO INTERACT!
_CandleJack_ October 7, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.
Hahahaha, Mike’s growing apprehension and final outburst was just hilarious. Like many others have probably pointed out he will probably be paired with someone else and the teacher will probably say something to the effect of, “I’m sorry if you wanted to work with Lucy, Mike, but that’s just how it is.”
Then again, if he is partnered with Lucy, it will make for some interesting character development, hopefully to a point that they can at least form some sort of truce.
Spacey October 7, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.
Oh, Jerk Mike~
On topic, I predict he’ll go off on a rant about the subtext between him and Lucy only to find he was actually paired with Sue as she also wasn’t mentioned.
Mikaro October 7, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.
D’aww, Paulo. Oh Mike. You’re going to feel very silly in a few seconds.
That brown cat is cute.
vivilynx October 7, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.
Damn it, I clicked next… AND IT WASN’T THERE.
Ashton October 7, 2011, 1:55 AM EST.
well Sue hasn’t been called yet. Sheesh, just cause you want to be with Lucy doesn’t mean you scream it out to the class
assassin250 October 7, 2011, 1:55 AM EST.
You have the opportunity to troll every prediction made here.
Pair him with Daisy or Sue. I DARE YOU.
Ryo October 7, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
I love how evert one calls mike a jerk for finally breaking away from lucy. Have we forgot lucy had treated him bad all his life, he just has finally stood up for him self.
clay w. October 7, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.
Mike is pretty rude and nasty. Put up and shut up if you get stuck with someone you don’t want to work with
Charie October 7, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.
Mixed feelings from hell! For once in long while I feel sorry for Mike
AmberPhoenix October 7, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.
R.I.P. Steve Jobs Fight against cancer is a tough one.
In other news, I’m really liking this new style, and I like the way you made the panels so we could see the emotions swap Michael is having. Just forgive her, dude. She didn’t kill your puppy or sumthin’.
V October 7, 2011, 2:15 AM EST.
Something tells me Taeshi’s going to throw us a curveball and pair Mike with Sue and Lucy with McCain.
NBbowler October 7, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.
quils3 October 7, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.
Wish I could see Lucy’s face in that last panel OH THE DRAMA…but what if Mike gets paired with someone not Lucy and his hissy fit is all for nothing??? Either it’s going to be good I reckon
Odette October 7, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.
MIKE AND MCCAIN!! For some reason I want to see it happen. :l
SgtRed October 7, 2011, 2:44 AM EST.
I love Daisy’s face on the last panel.
V October 7, 2011, 2:53 AM EST.
Plot armor essay. You meanie, Taeshil.
Ana aka Knux-the-Killer October 7, 2011, 2:57 AM EST.
Jeez, way to overreact, Mike! It’s not like the teacher is conspiring or even cares about your romantic life.
CatTrooper October 7, 2011, 2:58 AM EST.
What a subtle way to alert Lucy that you don’t want to be with her
Rydux October 7, 2011, 3:03 AM EST.
wait, what about Sue?
she’s in the class too.
can't wait for next pg October 7, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.
reimer October 7, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
Mike is so immature. I mean really now, you were fine with using Lucy as a substitute Sandy, but the moment she comes back you kick poor Lucy to the curb and blame her for liking you. Get over yourself Mike. Especially when it’s a school assignment, I doubt it’d be that bad. Freaking out like that for no reason whatsoever. All Lucy really wants as far as I can see is for him to stop ignoring her.
If he were my friend (Well if he were my friend, he wouldn’t be anymore. Couldn’t hang out with such a creep.) I would want him to at least talk to me and be civil. Dude can’t even man up and have regular conversations with her. Not to mention he gets ****** off royal any time she’s around. It’s not like they go to the same school or anything. Oh no. >.>
Psychnuat October 7, 2011, 3:20 AM EST.
Umm… the 550 mark at the top of the page with Mike and Lucy looks really, really wrong. Also this page made me let out a huge gasp so grats Taeshi!
Scaught October 7, 2011, 3:42 AM EST.
Okay, I won’t say that I don’t get Mike’s position in this, but really. The last chapters he’s been the biggest kind of jerk one can be to someone you know like you and it’s not helping that he now takes it out in proclamation level.
Random Encounter October 7, 2011, 3:58 AM EST.
hehehe i had a random outburst in class once. course mine was funnier.
Scott Pilgrim October 7, 2011, 4:11 AM EST.
I’m willing to bet he gets paired with Sue. hehe
GaMzEe MaKaRa October 7, 2011, 4:12 AM EST.
Migrant October 7, 2011, 4:35 AM EST.
Sir ‘Noodles’ is like my high school history teacher. Just we had to write an essay in Christmas break (as a homework).
Oh, and not in pairs.
By the way, they are sophomores and learn about WWII? Aren’t they learn history in chronological order? Or they have history class just in the first two years?
Sorry for the silly questions (and possibly for the bad grammar ), I’m from Eastern Europe, where education is quite different. I read the comic since March and I love it so far.
Adri October 7, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.
Mikes being a douche.
Eleanor October 7, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.
Pairing mike with Lucy is way too easy. Gotta be Sue…. in which case Mike will be borrowing David’s default face
ExtraPaws October 7, 2011, 4:46 AM EST.
My GOD Micheal, you just can’t stop thinking about her. I swear your such a drama queen. All you ever do is whine about Lucy. “Oh she’s finding substitutes, oh what a *****! Oh god I’m going to have to work with her! How dare she talk to me! How needy is she to talk to others!” Quit yer bitchin’ and man the hell up! I hope Lucy gets hit by a car while avoiding you just so you feel bad. You’re a ****** fictional person (Though written greatly if you can make me this mad) and you should feel ******.
I understand the initial break up. I even understand Mike’s wanting to distance himself from Lucy. But here’s where it gets me. Lucy became his Sandy after Sandy moved away. He pretty much used her and now he won’t stop reminding her that she was just a substitute and isn’t needed now that he’s got the real deal. If you want to distance yourself from someone, that doesn’t mean avoid the ever living hell out of them. That means maturing up and treating them indifferently. Not a friend. Not an enemy.
Damn it! Stop getting me all ticked off with your cats, Taeshi.D=
Agentwebdog October 7, 2011, 4:57 AM EST.
I think Daisy deserves some boobs, like Lucy! (:
“Like my boobs?”
“Oh god i wasn’t looking i swear!”
MationMac October 7, 2011, 5:16 AM EST.
I can understand Mike’s reasons for hating Lucy and avoiding her, I truly can. But now hes just being a whinny bitch and a drama queen; seriously, way to make a scene that no one asked for.
Sandvich October 7, 2011, 5:27 AM EST.
OH? Are we finally going to those two lovebirds to (temporarily) make up? I’m looking forward to this chapter
Alex October 7, 2011, 5:32 AM EST.
I agree with everyone who hates Mike, understanding that he wants to distance himself from Lucy, but now finding him very pathetic.
Oooh, now HE’S pathetic, toooo =OO
I’MA LAUGH MY FLIPPIN *** OFF IF HE ~DOESN’T~ GET PAIRED WITH LUCY!!! x3
But then, what would be the point of this chapter? (Besides Abbey’s prob, of course)
Missme October 7, 2011, 5:37 AM EST.
Yay, an update! Paulo on the first panel is…doing what exactly? ^^; He worries me sometimes…
emmy October 7, 2011, 5:52 AM EST.
I’m guessing that this chapter will be full of Mike on Lucy Angst, assuming Mike is believing he’s going to be paired with Lucy, and since he’s already emotionally unstable because of her, he’s having a breakdown.
Wouldn’t it just be soooo embarrassing for him to find out Lucy won’t be his partner. I bet that’s gonna happen so he’ll stand out and everyone will think weird of him.
But still, I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of Mike and Lucy drama to unfold, since you forewarned it. Oh and I don’t know what all the fuss is about, id LOVE to write an essay about World War 2.
Michael S October 7, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.
Mike’s starting to tick me off now -__- its not tht serious….
Mew October 7, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.
Paulo’s leg looks like a *****;
Trollface October 7, 2011, 6:14 AM EST.
He got Lucy i see.
Dusk October 7, 2011, 6:18 AM EST.
Awwww yeah it’s “Box of tricks” again.
skmojo October 7, 2011, 6:48 AM EST.
“…Mike and Sue”
G4N October 7, 2011, 6:50 AM EST.
Mike is turning into a real piece of work.
Peach October 7, 2011, 6:51 AM EST.
There is a distinct difference between socially distancing yourself from someone because you don’t like the way they treat you, and being a whiny little bitch because you have to do one project with them. Seriously, I’ve been paired with jerks and morons for projects, and I never made a big deal about it. Mike needs to chill
Mattaki October 7, 2011, 7:05 AM EST.
Watch Mike be paired with Sue
Akward Silence October 7, 2011, 7:12 AM EST.
Seriously Mike? I mean I admired you for putting up with Lucy before… and dealing with everything… but now…. your just a jerk.
AllJustShadesOfGray October 7, 2011, 7:17 AM EST.
I heard about Steve Jobs all over tumblr, omfg.
R.I.P. Amy Winehouse.
lol David gets stuck with Jake, what a douche… who’s Jake? oh yeah… meaningless background names.
AWH- Almost to 550, Taeshi!
Oh yeah. Daisy looks hella better. WAY TO GO~ And Sue in the first panel omfg adorable.
StarSturdy October 7, 2011, 7:26 AM EST.
It’s as if… someone were controlling the events and making it so that they would pair up… ALIENS! :3
JustAFurry October 7, 2011, 7:26 AM EST.
whoa now mike, I wouldn’t go max douche just yet :S
grinchinator October 7, 2011, 7:32 AM EST.
Hum, apparently he’s really not interested in talking to Lucy.
Besides, Mr. Mike, the teacher didn’t say you’re paired with Lucy yet.
Imagine how awkward it would be if you made a scene because of that, and the teacher did not pair you with her?
That’d be stupid of you.
Lycan October 7, 2011, 7:45 AM EST.
Respect to Steve Jobs.
I wonder, what if you were to make him into a teacher in BCB? I think that would be cool.
Mike, jeezus, chill out. You’re being OA.
Anon October 7, 2011, 7:49 AM EST.
lol mike’s gonna be paired with sue… or sue’ll be paired with lucy… or… or… THREE PARTNER TIME !!! i think the class is unequal
Kyuuu October 7, 2011, 7:55 AM EST.
Other than that…
Now Mike’s mission to destroy Lucy from the bottom of her soul is back in motion!
Tickle Monster October 7, 2011, 7:59 AM EST.
Mike, SIT YOUR 5 DOLLAR *** DOWN BRFORE I MAKE CHANGE!!!
RohanSpartan October 7, 2011, 8:06 AM EST.
Mike… quit being a dick, though I’m not surprised by this.
Grubey October 7, 2011, 8:15 AM EST.
Can’t help but notice how Abby’s name hasn’t been called out yet either…
So that does leave the question, what will the final two teams be?
Alman001 October 7, 2011, 8:19 AM EST.
Aww… That’s not very nice…
Maybe this is a chance for Mike and Lucy to make up…
Naah… Mike being too much of a meanie
Nabby-dude October 7, 2011, 8:22 AM EST.
@Alman001: He called “Abraham”.
And Paulo looks so little and sad and helpless in the first frame. Dat bawwwing Paulo.
Kibondo October 7, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.
@alman Abby is Abraham
Dammit Mike you stupid little *****. It’s not like you would’ve been able to argue your way about of partnering with Lucy anyways, SO THERE’S NO REASON TO YELL OUT FINE.
I am glad that he looks sad in some of those little bipolar mood change panels. Maybe he regrets all this…. I sure do
Clare October 7, 2011, 8:35 AM EST.
I’m aware it’s probably his knee Abby pierced, but dang if it doesn’t look like Paulo’s painfully holding his detached junk~
Huh? October 7, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.
“Mike and Sue”
THE TENSION! IT BUUUILDS!
Mewkat October 7, 2011, 8:55 AM EST.
Mike, you mad bro?
Thamix October 7, 2011, 9:58 AM EST.
My god Mike, Noodles was just only call out Michael and Sue. o3o
PAULO YOU LOOK SO CUTE. c:
Bearcoon October 7, 2011, 10:02 AM EST.
Mike, why won’t you give poor Lucy a chance ?
After all.. you used to like her.
Meoww October 7, 2011, 10:06 AM EST.
I assume that Mike’s premature assumption will make him look like an a** … and so will mine…
Xenos October 7, 2011, 10:08 AM EST.
Mike looked cute in box 4
Meoww October 7, 2011, 10:08 AM EST.
Mike, Y U SCREAM IN CLASS?
I kinda hope he ISN’T paired with Lucy…
Cause the drama will just come back with new rage.
I promise that this had nothing to do with my PauloxLucy shipping
Pshawl October 7, 2011, 10:13 AM EST.
At the last panel I was like, “Whoa, Mike!” That somehow caught me off gaurd. I did not see that comming.
Starkeyblade October 7, 2011, 10:24 AM EST.
I guess it right: Paul should be holding his leg next page!
Vasiely October 7, 2011, 10:41 AM EST.
Mike: FINE! I’ll be paired with Lucy.
Teacher: Actually, you were going to be with Sue…. But if you want to be with Lucy I can—
I have a feeling Mike will make himself look like an as sin front of the whole class to Lucy, hurt her feelings and thus have more to complain about over her.
Jax October 7, 2011, 10:51 AM EST.
Still high-strung and easily annoyed…
ScrabMaster October 7, 2011, 10:54 AM EST.
In the beginning I really liked Mike, He was so sweet…but now he’s just plain being a jerk. I know Lucy is in the wrong to, but at least she realized that she was wrong…for the most part. I hope things get turned around in this chapter so that at least they can be friends again.
Aatu October 7, 2011, 11:07 AM EST.
Come on Mike, don’t screw this up now! You used to be my favorite character and you were so nice, but now..
Connor October 7, 2011, 11:17 AM EST.
Sorry about Steve Jobs…? Seriously…?
I can understand why there was a world wide meltdown when Kurt Cobain offed himself, but Steve?
Davey October 7, 2011, 11:30 AM EST.
Mike is getting mad, looks like he’ll either repair or destroy Lucy soon.
Darkfox October 7, 2011, 11:30 AM EST.
I could see the teacher saying something to the effect of:
“Is there some reason why you don’t want to be paired with Susan?”
=O.O= *stunned Mike*
“Fine, I’ll pair you with Lucy instead.”
*Mike starts beating head against desk*
Charvale October 7, 2011, 11:31 AM EST.
God Mike is such an *** now. I wanna punch him I remember when he used to be a nice guy? What happened to him to turn out so badly?
Hoseki October 7, 2011, 11:48 AM EST.
I’m not the first to say it, and I doubt I’ll be the last, but it bears repeating:
I just LOVE the new art style. Bravo, Taeshi, bravo.
(Wait - bravO is the male connotation, so I want bravA for the female…either way, great work.)
Mahalo October 7, 2011, 11:51 AM EST.
Could this be the chapter when estranged MikeXLucy find a common ground, just in time for Sandy to visit for Christmas??!?!?!
Stryyder October 7, 2011, 11:59 AM EST.
Mike should stop being so mean! So Lucy confessed her love, he keeps his distance and now he’s being mean for absolutely no reason. So it’s awkward, he never hated her before! Suddenly, he has to hate her for who she is!? HE USED TO UNDERSTAND! What reason does he have to suddenly feel she deserves the abuse he gave her, when he was fine with it before and when he knows what it’s doing to her…
GET LILY IN HERE, she needs to beat some sense into him!
The Nturtanyr October 7, 2011, 12:13 PM EST.
Poor Lucy, that has to be embarrassing. Its one thing to not be happy about working with her, its another to express it like its the worst thing in the world.
DavidAfterDrama October 7, 2011, 12:13 PM EST.
well Mike it seems you don’t want to be paired up with a certain someone ¬-¬
I can just tell that we’re going to receive some asshat Mike this chapter.
Moviefreek October 7, 2011, 12:13 PM EST.
@taeshi- how far in advance do u guys plan each chapter? Like with this one do u know how it ends or is there sum improv?
2Cents October 7, 2011, 12:25 PM EST.
Sue wasn’t mentioned. I’m assuming he’s freaking out thinking he’s paired with Lucy, but then he’ll actually be paired with Sue.
OhMy October 7, 2011, 12:29 PM EST.
Great more heartbreak for Lucy, maybe someday Sandy will break Mikes heart
Thanks Taeshi for these great comics
Drama October 7, 2011, 12:32 PM EST.
Lucy doesn’t even appear the the room, people. aka she’s not In there.
Krono October 7, 2011, 1:10 PM EST.
@Krono Lucy IS there =x=
Oh man, Mike, as if I could dislike you any more than I already do =x=
Serene Heaven October 7, 2011, 1:14 PM EST.
@krono are you stupid? First frame man, right at the end, and the second. -_-
shes going O_O and then > _
Furry To Be October 7, 2011, 1:21 PM EST.
Mike’s screaming at the ghost that only he can hear. It kept bugging him for a glass of apple juice.
bendy October 7, 2011, 1:34 PM EST.
Heh, I love how everyone is AWWWW MAN but Abbey is just like -pokerface-. So adorable. :3
Rinna October 7, 2011, 1:39 PM EST.
Oooooo I bet it’s Lucy omg I can’t waittttt might happen between mike and Lucy
Candy October 7, 2011, 1:49 PM EST.
What? I like World War II! lol!
Jeez, Mike, you need to cool it!
Sarge October 7, 2011, 1:51 PM EST.
Oooh boy. It’s gonna be great if Mike has to go over Lucy’s house again and Lily picks up on what’s going on between them… Call ‘em out, Lily!
Luigifan October 7, 2011, 1:57 PM EST.
Also, it’s gonna be real hilarious if Mike and Lucy have to write an essay on Hitler and Eva Braum. Romance is clearly the last thing Mike wants to be forced to think about in Lucy’s presence.
Even better - if Mike gets paired with Augustus, there’s gonna be some real crazy **** hitting the fan. Not like it’s gonna happen, but could you imagine the results of those two working together? Augustus would sure have a lot of notes to write down!
Luigifan October 7, 2011, 2:00 PM EST.
WW2? you *******, that ****’s easy!
ChewySmokey October 7, 2011, 2:03 PM EST.
I didn’t like the new style at all at first (safe for the colored outlines), but now it’s been refined enough to look as lively and expressive as the old one to me, while having those fancy colored lines! Yay!
Laufente October 7, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.
Umm, Augustus isn’t in Mike’s class…(as far as I’m concerned)
Martys October 7, 2011, 2:06 PM EST.
I just noticed! Is Abbey’s nose red?
V October 7, 2011, 2:16 PM EST.
Hold On! They haven’t said Paulo’s name yet. >:D
Everlasting October 7, 2011, 2:25 PM EST.
So basically, Lucy + Paulo could get paired…
Everlasting October 7, 2011, 2:27 PM EST.
Poor Mike, he still have some issues to take care off.
I also like the new design, it has something that I really like, but I’m not sure how to describe it.
Cadmus October 7, 2011, 2:39 PM EST.
@Dracke: Lucy never tried to force her feelings into Mike. Never. She even hide them and when she confessed and was rejected, she said “Ok”. Her only attempt to “convince him” was when she said “so someone hundreds of miles away means more to you than I can?” And he just said “Yes” and she responded “Okay. Goodnight.”
V October 7, 2011, 2:39 PM EST.
Look. Poodles of Noodles didn’t say Sue’s name yet. Sooo….. Maybe either Mike will work with Sue and Lucy will work with someone else. Maybe Carter.
I like food October 7, 2011, 2:40 PM EST.
Er, you guys -did- see “Leslie and Paulo” right there on the left side of the page, right?
It’s pretty apparent that Mike and Lucy are going to be paired, unless they pair Mike with Abbey or something.
Kavi October 7, 2011, 2:40 PM EST.
I love this page already!! I can’t wait until the new pages are in
KitoKito October 7, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.
Everlasting: No , they can’t o.o He’s with some girl named Leslie lol x3
Hayli October 7, 2011, 2:54 PM EST.
@kavi, i think abbey is already paired with bianca.
anon October 7, 2011, 2:59 PM EST.
I. Love. Mike. Also expressions! EXPRESSIONS EVERYWHERE!!!
Wait October 7, 2011, 3:00 PM EST.
Mike can’t be with Abbey either. He called Abbey, but he called him Abraham
Hayli October 7, 2011, 3:00 PM EST.
Aww, why’d you have to block Lucy? I sorta wanted to see her expression…
AutumnTail October 7, 2011, 3:23 PM EST.
Technically, if all the students in the classroom rebelled, and over powered the teacher, they could just tie him up and lock him in a closet, and that would be the end of any kind ‘essay’ >:D I don’t think they are diabolical/crazy enough to do that, though. And that wouldn’t really make sense, now, would it?
Just a thought.
I mean, the odds ARE 1 teacher to 20-30 students, right? >:D
Rose October 7, 2011, 3:29 PM EST.
Wow only 16 people in the class. that’s really small for a standard class.
Oh well, point has been taken that “randomly” Mike and Lucy are partners.
This is gonna be good.
Tom October 7, 2011, 3:29 PM EST.
@I like food: Yes, and then Lucy will have the last… scream
I’ll have the last though for the parings.
Mewkat October 7, 2011, 3:36 PM EST.
That outburst seems really out of character for Mike. I feel like he’d be more likely to sit and glare quietly. Guess we have to wait till Monday to see Lucy’s reaction! There’ll probably some fallout and Noodles will be all “Make it work ya little bitches” or “Fine, Lucy you’re with Paulo. Go dry hump him instead of this whiny *******.”
Merry ****ing Christmas you little drama addled teens!
Balfred October 7, 2011, 3:40 PM EST.
God Mike stop being such a drama Queen!
You can still pair up with with sue
Panda October 7, 2011, 3:44 PM EST.
They actually did, he stayed with some Leslie, I also wanted Lucy and Paulo to stay paired
I bet Mr. Noodles was going to put Mike or Lucy with Sue
NyanKat October 7, 2011, 3:48 PM EST.
Balfred, you do realize that he WAS sitting quietly and glaring, right up until most of the names ran out, right? Also, I’m guessing Lucy will be with Sue, not Mike.
Random Internet Loser October 7, 2011, 4:25 PM EST.
daisy is looking cuter and cuter as time passes… it’s scary… *bashes head against wall* NO! YOU LIKE LUCY NOT DAISY!!… owwwwww my head
servare October 7, 2011, 4:43 PM EST.
Mike and Sue, Lucy and Carter
That would be great, but I wouldn’t really want the story to go in that direction. Hope to see more of Lucy’s pets though, I realized that they weren’t in the comics for a while after reading “Dinner Time.”
The Swimmer October 7, 2011, 4:55 PM EST.
Abby: *pause* F—-
Missme October 7, 2011, 5:03 PM EST.
Way to be a dick. You know how she was, and you enabled her. When something convenient came along you felt the need to put a stop to it. Get over yourself Mike.
Canny October 7, 2011, 5:16 PM EST.
BCB looks really creepy if you invert your colors. The eyes all come out wide and staring, and of course everybody appears in shades of purple and occasionally pale blue.
42 October 7, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
…..*Lucy turns around to face Micheal and point middle finger at him* You Basterd……….
Flaze October 7, 2011, 5:45 PM EST.
Taeshi, You’re killing me with these waits!
I REALLY want to know whats going to happen next!
AsianSensation October 7, 2011, 5:57 PM EST.
Can’t help but notice that the current “books sold” banner seems to have Paulo rather shocked by what Mike appears to be doing to Lucy….
waitforit October 7, 2011, 6:00 PM EST.
but guys, i think i see sue, what if he gets picked with sue but just overreacts too quickly (or is that even sue?)
wilkens3 October 7, 2011, 6:13 PM EST.
Wow, that sucks.
Sally October 7, 2011, 6:21 PM EST.
DONT DO IT MICHEAL!
Jake October 7, 2011, 6:32 PM EST.
“Thank you for the update Michael, but I do not believe I have asked you about your day”
Saiyza October 7, 2011, 6:47 PM EST.
Carter and Mike… Carter and Mike….
IANHSOISDA October 7, 2011, 7:02 PM EST.
Mike and Sue! Lucy and McCain!
memyselfandi October 7, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.
Phhht, I love Daisys expression
Lolly October 7, 2011, 7:21 PM EST.
Oh boy, I sense more drama coming up!
Jupi October 7, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.
Lucy and Sue. Mike and Carter.
cheshiregirl October 7, 2011, 7:47 PM EST.
watch he wasn’t going to be paired with her in the frist place
The Duck October 7, 2011, 8:06 PM EST.
ya great mike
kyute October 7, 2011, 8:14 PM EST.
skipping stones along the creek alittle to quick there ain’t ya Mikey?
tony October 7, 2011, 8:27 PM EST.
Goodness Mike. He was most likely gonna call out Sue or Carter… or some random kid. No need to get upset and lose your cool man. I mean seriously, patience, bro.
Lol2u4u October 7, 2011, 8:32 PM EST.
Carter’s dead, I think.
Makes me wonder why Paulo hasn’t been questioned by the police yet.
Luigifan October 7, 2011, 8:33 PM EST.
to peopls confused on Paulo’s expression in the first panel.. Abbey dug his claws into his leg, so he’s holding onto it because it hurts. :p kind of obvious
J October 7, 2011, 9:01 PM EST.
I’m sorry, I know Lucy can be clingy, but she did care about Mike, and he’s just being a B**** end of story. that’s just way over the top… she hasn’t even been bugging the stupid jack***. and honestly I don’t think she gives that much of a s*** about him anymore boyfriend-wise. he’s kindof giving me a self-centered arrogant vibe these days x.x; -shot-
he’s really just p****** me off EVERY GIRL does NOT want him. and I’m really hating him >^> I’ve lost all support and respect.. not because he’s dating Sandy instead of Lucy, but because of the way he’s now treating Lucy. he could still have some consideration and decency towards her; and HELL. he’s the jerk that pretended to be her friend for years and led her on. I mean seriously, OUCH. if I found out my bestfriend wasn’t really my bestfriend afterall, and had only been pretending to be because they felt bad for me…. well shizz, I’d be pretty upset too… ;-;” and I think honestly we all would. he’s just being cruel…. I know Lucy has her faults, but no-one deserves that…. and she hasn’t been all “MIKE I LOVE YOU COME BACKK” in a while. she was happy that he talked to her, but she didn’t react in a gaga-in-love way, she acted more like she was just glad to hear from a friend she’d thought she’d lost. and there’s nothing wrong with that…
( and before someone pulls the dumbcard, I know it’s just a comic, chill. >^< )
also, Daisy’s expression is indeed amazing. :3 -drowns it in love-
anon October 7, 2011, 9:15 PM EST.
THEY ALL LOOK JUST SO CUTE…. DAMN IT.
Cata :3 October 7, 2011, 9:31 PM EST.
I’m gonna laugh so damn hard if Mike or Lucy gets paired up with Abbey or someone else who hasn’t been called~! Nice way to be a total ***** Mike!
Just a Wanderer October 7, 2011, 9:36 PM EST.
I’m with anon. Mike really is being a bit of an *** here. He keeps acting like Lucy was using him, but in truth, he was using her. She just wanted him for companionship, and really cared for him. Whenever he tried to come on to her, she refused him, but not to be a tease or anything. She knew he still loved Sandy. He wasn’t a substitute for anything in her mind, but he used her as a substitute for Sandy in every respect. She knew it too, but put up with it because he was her only real bond. Or so she thought. God, he’s being so cruel…
BlueSaved October 7, 2011, 9:37 PM EST.
J, Abbey was paired already. He was simply referred to by his full name, Abraham.
Fauxlosopher October 7, 2011, 10:07 PM EST.
sue hasnt been paired yet…
MC October 7, 2011, 10:31 PM EST.
“If Mike was ‘FINE’-ing about being with Lucy”:
…Only seventeen kids in their class? :? (I’m counting Sue, who wasn’t paired.)
I love the colors, by the way.
That Person October 7, 2011, 10:52 PM EST.
Oh man, it sounds like Mike is “FINE”ing about being paired with Lucy…I’m with BlueSaved on this one. Give her a BREAK Mike, you guys are only in high school. You can’t really get mad at someone because of the way they do or don’t feel. Leave her alone, so that she can *hopefully* move on and become an even better character. You too, I don’t like you as an a-hole.
Chi-chan October 7, 2011, 11:06 PM EST.
Mike IS leaving Lucy alone… and that’s the problem.
Luigifan October 7, 2011, 11:26 PM EST.
@bluesaved Wow no one’s ever put it so well before! I agree with you 100% …I just feel so bad for Lucy. I used to like Mike, but now it’s just really awkward to still seem him in the comic, it makes me feel bad you know? Like if I was in Lucy’s shoes I’d never want to see him again. Have my girls back me haha, but to see him around all the time and everyone be so chummy with him. It must feel so ******.
Sleepyface October 7, 2011, 11:36 PM EST.
First of all, I’m sure Mike had a reason, besides the possibility of being paired with Lucy, for that outburst. There are still other students who haven’t been paired. Mike has been an *** lately, but not that much of an ***.
Speaking of which, when the story began he was compassionate and friendly and helpful, he was a character that everyone could relate to and look up to, but the further the story goes, the more one-dimensional and dickish he becomes. You can’t rationalize it all away by saying that he was replacing Sandy with Lucy. That may be true, but it doesn’t explain the complete shift in overall attitude towards all the other characters.
There’s always a bit of a bad taste left over when the most admirable character becomes a mere object of hatred and frustration for no good reason.
Sorry for the whole rant, just had to get that out of my head.
Boringamus October 7, 2011, 11:56 PM EST.
And YOU called HER pathetic.
Paulo, please kick his butt.
MissCaitlyn October 8, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
I just had to.
Freaking loving this new style for the comic.
Michael S October 8, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
I hope he gets paired with Carter.
JL October 8, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
@JL: Carter went away, remember in those guest comics? I believe it was official.
Also; Title wave took over Mike in last panel. Not good. Perhaps the tension was so much, no one could take it…
Lol2u4u October 8, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
Man, I bet Lucy misses Carter right about now. He would have loved her unconditionally and been there for her, no matter what.
Luigifan October 8, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
I know people are ****** off at mike for being an *** to Lucy, but I actually feel more connected to him and relate to him more NOW than before.
Anyways I also love Paulo nursing his foot in the first panel, made me laugh at the end of a painfully bad day
FoxandWolf October 8, 2011, 1:43 AM EST.
well, i gotta say, the drawing is kinda growing on me
but my hugest problem is, as everyone knows, MIKE.
what have you done to the perfect mike, world?! j___j
someone,notXme...someone October 8, 2011, 1:45 AM EST.
THEY ALL LOOK SO EFFING CUTE IN THE FIRST PANEL! JUST LOOKING AT THE TEACHER ALL WIDE EYE…UM YEA
BECCA October 8, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.
Good, the pieces are all coming together. Dance puppets, dance!
Spectre39 October 8, 2011, 3:38 AM EST.
BCB is getting more bitter than sweet, i cried 6 times throughout the comic (Belive me, I counted) Btw Mike is worried that fate will bring him and Lucy together again.
Woodnesword October 8, 2011, 4:08 AM EST.
An Essay about World War II? Man, I wanna be in that school!
Ronyle143 October 8, 2011, 5:56 AM EST.
Oh, god. Another Mike chapter. (well, it had to happen sometime.) Try not to be a -total- *** this chapter, you disgusting worthless useless piece of garbage. May your wife be blessed with many ********.
fffu October 8, 2011, 7:27 AM EST.
@bendy I see what you did there
grinchinator October 8, 2011, 8:10 AM EST.
@Woodnesword Yup. It’s not fun anymore. This comic was one of my favourites, but it just keeps getting worse IMO… We have enough drama surrounding us from every side
Folfy October 8, 2011, 8:46 AM EST.
They should be grateful its an essay on WWII, considering on how its the last war with understandable reason. Every war from then on out contains conspiracies, mass hysteria, questionable objectives, and hippies.
Krieger October 8, 2011, 8:50 AM EST.
Who said he was gonna get paired with Lucy?
Sue’s name hasn’t been called out, and shes sitting behind him. >u>
Stuffnthat October 8, 2011, 10:11 AM EST.
I think Mike needs to just chill…
And i agree Stuffinthat maybe he will get paired with Sue
but Lucy… i think thats a
James October 8, 2011, 10:38 AM EST.
I realy love the colored lines and the new style, it really boost the looks of this comic ! <3
Furrine October 8, 2011, 10:43 AM EST.
Ya know what’s weird is that on the page before, the teachers coat had snow on it, but then this page Monday is apparently the last school day of the year. Is that an error or is the weather just really wacked?
In other news the comic really looks great
Flower Power October 8, 2011, 11:09 AM EST.
Folfy: What’s funny is that Woodnesword’s comment is positive about it, like he was moved enough by the comic rather than annoyed.
If you’re expecting this to be a humour comic, then you’re reading the wrong comic. BCB has always, and will always, be a drama comic with some humour mixed inbetween. Sorry, but the drama is not going anywhere.
Flower Power: I don’t see the confusion. It’s December and it’s going to be Winter Vacation.. meaning the next time the school comes back, it’ll be the next year. Sounds pretty accurate to me. They will still be sophomores, you never went to an American school before?
Taeshi October 8, 2011, 11:31 AM EST.
I see those blue panels in there! Mixed in with all that angry red. You still care Mike! Just trying to hide it under all that teen anger. If it turns out that he does get paired with Lucy then I bet things between them will start heading in the right direction. I hope.
Itsu October 8, 2011, 12:41 PM EST.
Mike, you melodramatic you…
C: October 8, 2011, 12:44 PM EST.
I love how we don’t see Lucy’s reaction in the last panel. It just adds to the suspense!
Been away for awhile. I really like the art style. It appears; at least to me that it has more vibrant and energy in it.
Selvy October 8, 2011, 12:56 PM EST.
Hmph, reminds me of my collage years
and Engineering Ph.d
Poor *** Mike, €5 that he wants to be partnered up with Lucy
FurryItailian237 October 8, 2011, 1:00 PM EST.
@Itsu, don’t forget the yellow! Probably neutral.
That’s all we really ask, right? We all just want Mike to at least not be an angry jerk about it. He doesn’t have to be Lucy’s friend anymore, if he doesn’t want, but, geez…
Missme October 8, 2011, 1:38 PM EST.
I read 5 or so years of this comic in one week http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/forum/public/ style_emoticons/default/jasminefacial.png
Dubsalot October 8, 2011, 2:01 PM EST.
What is Mike doing to Lucy in the “Book Goal” bar ? No, seriously ? It looks so wrong.
Mat October 8, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.
Mike, you ***… D<
Lunar October 8, 2011, 2:37 PM EST.
Aw, someone is too quick to judge. (And that “someone” is Mike.)
Nishakun October 8, 2011, 4:46 PM EST.
damn, and I had almost forgiven Mike for saying “What do you want me to do about it?”
Oh Mike, you ***.
Eveco October 8, 2011, 4:58 PM EST.
I love Paulo’s face in the first panel It’s so cute! I love it when you draw Paulo, because he has so many expressions.
Mystery October 8, 2011, 5:36 PM EST.
why you so mean mike?
lol daisy’s face in the last panel
Momotaro October 8, 2011, 6:06 PM EST.
I’ll laugh so hard if they aren’t even paired together. Serves him right to be so thoroughly embarrassed for being a quick to assume *******.
CatEyes October 8, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.
I wonder who mike got paired with?? >(-3-)> (<_<)p <—- Lucy and Mike…
Cuddle Bear October 8, 2011, 6:11 PM EST.
Mike Just became Charlie Brown
Zero October 8, 2011, 6:31 PM EST.
lol I bet he’ll be paired with Sue xD
omg October 8, 2011, 7:35 PM EST.
I…really am hating Mike.
GiantWeebo October 8, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.
i love this new style so much. Its really nice, i think it adds to the plot.
sam October 8, 2011, 7:51 PM EST.
As a teacher you know your class didn’t like it so well when all their ears go flat.
Deluxe_Flame October 8, 2011, 8:42 PM EST.
Deluxe_Flame, you’d have to pay EXTRA attention to Abbey. Cuz, you know, his ears are already flat most of the time.
Turtle Hermit October 8, 2011, 9:06 PM EST.
what would be a shocker if he said that mikes partner is sandy
ali-dee October 8, 2011, 10:03 PM EST.
But ali-dee, she’s not in the class. She’s not even in the school. Or city. Or county. Or state. OR EVEN THE SAME COUNTRY.
Turtle Hermit October 8, 2011, 10:07 PM EST.
Mike, you prize jerk. Quit being such a bitch to Lucy.
Ali October 8, 2011, 10:42 PM EST.
WOAH freak out. So he’s mad he’s paired up with Lucy is that it? I didn’t get it at first. Jeez guy calm down. You can suffer through a project with her.
Just like you did with Paulo. *wink wink* Kudos if you know what I mean.
Btw, I’d especially be saying aww. That would suck majorly.
JC October 8, 2011, 11:24 PM EST.
I am hopeing for PaloxLucy but i really hope the friendship of Lucy and Mike will go somewhat back to how it was before… I loved there friendship
P.s. I got the bcb membership not to long ago and it didnt ask me where it should send stuff… Dose it go by the adress of my card… If so what should i do if my address is different now (moved recently)?
Anthony_frost October 8, 2011, 11:56 PM EST.
Ignore my “p.s.” on my last post
Anthony_frost October 9, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
You need to contact them via email it’s on the bottom of the page
anonymous2 October 9, 2011, 1:18 AM EST.
Mike and his wonderful grudge… Ho hum. Maybe he’ll learn something that will change his opinion. In time. Lucy’s changed and has accepted how you changed. Catch up already.
Hoheh October 9, 2011, 2:57 AM EST.
“No one will ever understand the pain I feel. The pain that comes from being incredibly gorgeous and loved by pretty much every girl he has ever meet. Mine Is indeed a tormented existance. Filled with girls. Girls and their breasts…they torment me so.”
Couldn’t stop thinking about this quote and felt it necessary to share. I believe this is a close description to what goes on in most of the characters heads.
Radiat October 9, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.
And then Carter came out of nowhere and paired with Lucy.
Ziggy October 9, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.
@Ziggy: And Mike paired with Sue. Then Mike will go “Um…. nevermind. o.o”
Tudor October 9, 2011, 6:09 AM EST.
Well, Mike seems to have lost it… Who knows, maybe he will get lucky and not get paired with Lucy? Though, knowing these guy’s luck he probably will get paired with Luck but then again that’s just looking into it too much…
On a unrelated to the story note: Who’s the choco-kitty? yum-yum~ (yes I realize that sounded pervy….)
404cat October 9, 2011, 6:11 AM EST.
@Radiat : Emosuke.
I love you.
Mat October 9, 2011, 6:11 AM EST.
I could hear the “GAHHHHH WTF!!!” coming from Mike’s mind.
TheMemeGuy October 9, 2011, 6:20 AM EST.
He’s yelling because he feels strongly about Cheryl and John’s sexual tension
bendy October 9, 2011, 8:19 AM EST.
I usually would agree with Mike in a way, as I’ve seen people iRL on that side of a clingy-but-abusive relationship…
… but he looks like a drama queen this time Wait until it’s said or you’ll make yourself look like an ******* if you’re wrong!
Lurkah October 9, 2011, 11:51 AM EST.
well, deuce moose… it’s just paulo’s ankle that was injured.
i’m glad the little ******* was injured, but at this point, the only thing that will truly please me is seeing the ***** die a horribly painful, agonizingly slow death.
so painful and slow to the point where he is just BEGGING for someone to blow his head off to put an end to it, and everytime he begs for an end, another year is added to his torture.
that would be so… amazingly satisfying!
i wonder if i’ve made it clear that i hate paulo by now… probably not.
Thanatos October 9, 2011, 12:40 PM EST.
makes sense to me. Haha i just thought you’d be happy to see at least a little pain
Deuce Moose October 9, 2011, 1:54 PM EST.
But….But…I love Paulo!
Poor Mike. He’s so conflicted. He better not hurt my Lucy!!!
Thana October 9, 2011, 2:06 PM EST.
so mike got left out poor mike
Nick October 9, 2011, 3:06 PM EST.
oh wait he got paired up with Lucy got it now
Nick October 9, 2011, 3:10 PM EST.
I feel for you, Mike… I feel for you. >_>
Hopefully, he ends up with Sue or something. @~@
Rureey October 9, 2011, 3:27 PM EST.
Michael near the 550 mark looks like he’s kicking Lucy in the 4$$.
Welker October 9, 2011, 5:12 PM EST.
Does anyone else hate Mike by now? 0o
Blah October 9, 2011, 5:14 PM EST.
well i kind of dont hate him but its just kinda rude how he behaves, like the teacher is doing this specially for him.
god does anybody know the feeling when Semester is going to start tomorrow and you sit on the PC reading BCB coz u cant sleep at 0:51 in the morning? (german time)
anonymus October 9, 2011, 6:53 PM EST.
Mike, you should appreciate this. Its for your own good. Long distance relationships suck anyways and shes probably cheating on you too. Just get together with Lucy already!
OwnUbyCake October 9, 2011, 7:13 PM EST.
Is @Thana a joke or an awesome coincidence? Can’t wait to see what happens next.
Deuce Moose October 9, 2011, 7:16 PM EST.
@OwnUbyCake: if you got the right person it doesnt suck, and i can tell by experience (but aside from the real life - i also hope that lucy and mike get finally together somehow )
anonymus October 9, 2011, 7:22 PM EST.
They will be the only two main characters who are paired lol
Aries October 9, 2011, 8:22 PM EST.
and where did david go?
Aries October 9, 2011, 8:32 PM EST.
Mike is about to angst all up in this bitch
JimmyP424 October 9, 2011, 8:42 PM EST.
Great, Mike’s on his period. Again.
Autumn October 9, 2011, 8:57 PM EST.
Mike should just at least deal with it.
What a drama queen.
SaberTiger October 9, 2011, 9:26 PM EST.
The way everyone looks in the first panel is perfect.
Kaleb T. October 9, 2011, 10:25 PM EST.
Hahahahaha I love how when he yelled Lucy wasn’t in the picturee.
kalipinky42 October 9, 2011, 10:33 PM EST.
Ok, it seems that everyone’s assuming that it’s Mike and Lucy pair time, yeah? But wait, no one has been paired with Sue. The- What was it, European Burmese? with the necklace, and what with the directing the school play?
Sue sez: I AM a character, after all.
Keith_Z October 9, 2011, 10:37 PM EST.
I’m waiting for Mike’s stuck up ignorance to blow up in his face. He has his reasons for hating her, but now hes just blowing the situation out of proportion. I haven’t even seen women (not to be sexist) act like a total drama queen like he does.
On another note, I wonder how things will play out when Augustus and his boss has their plans play out for our “Hero”, Mr. Green Eyes.
Sandvich October 9, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.
“A one-woman man is what I wanna be, but there’s two perfect girls for me!”
Well, in Mike’s case, make that more “one perfect girl and one clingy abusive tsundere.”
Luigifan October 9, 2011, 10:50 PM EST.
I don’t think he’s over reacting he’s probably been pairred up with her so many times prior to this and now that they have these issues going on being pairred up with Lucy again is a million times more annoying. And not saying that Lucy is bad or anything but with her personality I feel that Mike would end up doing most of the joke while Lucy would complain about how dumb the essay is. Although WITH their issues maybe Lucy will do the best darn work ever to maybe impress Mike or something to get him to look at her differently…or not. Maybe things will just get a million times more awkward and shizz will go down. People give Mike to much gripe. I feel he’s really human. I bet money that if you put up with someone and cared for someone for more than 90% of your life to have them just pick on you and put you down that you’d be all “mature” about everything and be nice, and even if he DID stay nice to Lucy after this you all would STILL hate him and continue to say something no matter what he did simply for the fact he wants to be with Sandy (even if it’s long distance) over Lucy. I think the way he kind of turned into a jerk only towards Lucy and still friendly towards everyone that he’d normally be friendly nice too is a very neat element to say that he didn’t really “change” it’s just that he has a gripe against Lucy and fed up with her. I feel that most of the story concentrates on Lucy and her feelings there really hasn’t been a chapter where it focused solely on Mike and his feelings, I do remember some but I recall those chapters to be about Mike’s feelings towards Sandy or those really old comics where he adored Lucy. I believe the reason for everyone’s hatred for Mike is because of how alot of the recent chapters focused alot on Lucy and her being all sad, depressed and desperate. And even when it was in someone esle’s point of view (such as the recent chapters with Paulo) it was still mainly focused on Lucy, because of that more people dislike Mike for causing her to be like that. I’m interested in with this chapter if it’s going to be in Mike’s point of view since we haven’t had many chapters where it’s mainly his point of view (still focused on Lucy though). And why am I ranting here…. -runs away-
Spin Spin October 9, 2011, 11:21 PM EST.
@ spin spin
wow like every angled covered nice
shadowknightoftime October 9, 2011, 11:30 PM EST.
Well, I don’t care if Mike has put up with a lot of ****, he still doesn’t has to be a douche about it. Mike can at least have to the decency to not interrupt the teacher.
Ai October 9, 2011, 11:43 PM EST.
What’s Mike’s problem? If she’s not a big part of his life anymore, why make a fuss? I think he’s harboring some mixed feelings and that’s coming out as negative in order to keep himself from thinking otherwise. All in all, he’s lying to himself about something and that’s tearing him up. Or so I wager.
akipolies October 9, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.
I was Mike one time in a French class I really didn’t like the girl.
Shelbii October 9, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.
Lol!!!! This is so funny xDDD Can’t wait for the next page!!
Pledge October 9, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.
Yep, know how you feel Mike.
ThatOtherMichael October 9, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.
Mike and… Cletus.
Random Internet Loser October 10, 2011, 11:42 PM EST.
I think someone just relized who he’s going to end up being partnered up with lol
JustSomeCritic October 11, 2011, 8:12 PM EST.
nice and subtle Mike XP
wolfie single happy October 12, 2011, 9:29 PM EST.
oh m g. my name is melanie. so when i saw my name in this comic i was amazed. my friends said melanie was a rare name now these days. now i can prove her wrong. what does she look like.
melanie a.k.a. melberry October 13, 2011, 10:20 AM EST.
aww lucy looks adorable in the first panel! i luv the new style! and sheesh wat’s dat idiot mike off about NOW?
DD October 14, 2011, 2:21 PM EST.
Ha ha ha! Can’t just avoid her this time huh, Mike?
Trey October 15, 2011, 7:30 PM EST.
Wait, I just realized something, what happened to the performance!?
Monanniverse October 19, 2011, 6:54 AM EST.
i dont know what the problem is id love to do a WW2 report
CaptainMorgan October 20, 2011, 9:03 PM EST.
I would actually be glad to make an essay for that. Got tons of references; Discovery, NatGeo, World a War… *ahem*
By the way, that’s Sue behind Mike, right?
I didn’t think she got called…
Harris012 November 1, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.
I feel so sorry for them. I don’t like quizzes either
Lucy December 17, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.
….My name’s Bianca too…
That means…I’m paired with Abbey
Bia December 21, 2011, 3:43 PM EST.
Idiot Michael. It was all your fault here. As such, deal with it.
Hoheh December 30, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
And mike so loud
Shannon January 5, 2012, 9:15 PM EST.
((expecting Lucy and Mike))
Bittersweetlover! February 8, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.
Ok….quick question why soes it look like Paulo is masterbating
Ikuto February 19, 2012, 11:25 PM EST.
^I’d assume part of the recovering from Abbey hitting him.
Hoheh February 20, 2012, 2:22 PM EST.
why is noodles doing homework i hate homework and paulo looks like hes masturbating
BlackHeart13 May 2, 2012, 5:37 PM EST.
JESUS Mike! Hold your horses!
Sarathewise February 1, 2013, 11:13 PM EST.
When I first read it over I though Noodles said “The Final Fantasy War II”
Barosepha July 18, 2013, 4:15 AM EST.
When they’re at their desks in school? (This page & previous) That’s when it’s most apparent that they’re “teens”. It’s tough to judge the ages of talking upright cats otherwise, eh?
5Cats July 18, 2013, 8:17 PM EST.
HAHAHAHAHA!!! Abbey’s reaction to the essay! And chill out Mike. IT COULD BE SOMEONE NOT LUCY. It’s not like everyone in the school, mainly the teachers, principal, janitors, etc, cares about you and Lucy’s screwed up relationship. Yup yup yup. It could be someone else.
Anonymousx101 November 15, 2013, 8:38 PM EST.
YAY WORLD WAR 2 THE WAR WHERE EVERYONE WAS BRUTALLY SLUTERD & JEW & OTHER RACES WHERE KILLED FOR NO REASON & ALSO JUST TO SAY IM NOT A NAZI SYMPOSER I JUST LIKE BLOODY WAR’S
wow im creepy
TemplarArchon_Hunter July 28, 2014, 10:56 PM EST.
Abbey just has that look of “Really.” in the second panel.
Ace Woodlink May 22, 2015, 6:43 AM EST.
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