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Well she didn’t stand him up agen-black
I date and seen better cat then her befor thay dump me and call the cops…..-blood
Black and blood fox bros June 22, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.
Oh my god !!!Im so exciteddddd I already want to read the next pageee :3 I love you Taeshi
Gaby June 22, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.
jun June 22, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.
^.^ Sandy looks even cuter in this one than she did on stage! But I miss the ponytail, it looked cute on her.
Frodomann1 June 22, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.
Nope, Chuck Testa, she IS there. Michael seems more depressed than Kurt Cobane… before it. Also, its about damn time he saw her, though he is being kind of a jerk, not everyone deserves to be depressed and if Mike becomes such, then this will be sadder than pretty much every horse movie known to man. Has anyone else noticed that Mike looks really weird with clothes, I mean, he could just pull his scarf a little higher and become one of “The Students” as it were. Another thing, why does Sandy look so freaking young, and they said Daisy was like a kid.
I, Nikita, Deem the Second Strip the ‘Montage of Depression’. Feast Your Eyes on the Satanic Sadness that is the Bittersweet Candy Bowl
Nikita June 22, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.
COMIC: Y U NO LOAD!?
It cuts it off halfway down.
Anon-Anon June 22, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.
Looks like you’re gonna get your Happy Ending after all, Mike. *remembers Lucy* Wait! You ***!
ScrabMaster June 22, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.
Trey June 22, 2012, 1:17 AM EST.
AND IT BEGINS!
Name not found June 22, 2012, 1:17 AM EST.
Cant wait to see how this all turns out.
I love the way Sandy looks in the last panel too. c:
NightFaller June 22, 2012, 1:18 AM EST.
About fricking time
Pepe Le Pew June 22, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.
I must ask… why are Tess and Lucy in the background of panel 4?
Aww, Michael - the moment you were waiting for.
Ohaider June 22, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.
yoou would think that after all this time she could pronounce MICHAEL correctly… sorry my name is Michael… and when she says it like that its just so…. “angry nerd rage”
KitsuneHonor June 22, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.
A lot has been leading up to this moment. Let’s all savor it… Until mike gets his heart broken * evil laugh
UltimateZ June 22, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.
yay for Maishu (i may not like the guy but) i gotta admit that hopeful expression of his is just too precious. and I know first hand what it’s like to meet (or in this case remeet) someone you care for the very first time so i hope it goes well for him. and i also hope that this encounter will help him to grow up just a bit and realize that even though he and Lucy arn’t compatible any more that he shouldn’t have done what he did in the way that he did it and at least apologize for doing it in that manner even if he doesn’t apologize for what he said.
Luna June 22, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.
Hi it’s me the crazy son of a gun mr nice my brain size of a flea and ready for action I like golf club sandwiches and have lost my mind to many times I also love bcb. So can u please buy my golf balls and play golf. Also I have a lovely bunch of golf balls there the are sitting in a row big ones small ones some the size of a head just give a twist a flick of the wrist thats what the show man said
Mr nice June 22, 2012, 1:22 AM EST.
This is gonna be interesting.
Megadude June 22, 2012, 1:24 AM EST.
Also I put the last part the mike and sandy art as my new backround best I have seen taishea you are incredible I wish I can spell your name right nice job
Mr nice June 22, 2012, 1:25 AM EST.
Oh God, here we start with the “Maishuls”
Jasfss June 22, 2012, 1:26 AM EST.
Awwww, this is really sweet! Flashbackin’ and everything. Love it.
Cam June 22, 2012, 1:26 AM EST.
I know cam it’s so great and
Jasfas I like what she calls him
Mr nice June 22, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.
BTW, the last part of my last comment actually says, “I (My Name), Deem the Second Strip the ‘Montage of Depression’. Feast Your Eyes on the Satanic Sadness that is the Bittersweet Candy Bowl”
Frankly Taeshi, I just lost a lot of respect for you learning about that feature. I mean, people will sign their comments and don’t really need you to call them annoying prats! I wasn’t even trying to sign my post and still got your childish message.
Also, if you are going to act that way, at least try to be humorous so they won’t think your a jerk and rather a comedian. That’s not something that you should do.
PS. Do NOT include your screen name in your post or you will receive a similar message as I did the first time. [EDITOR’S COMMENT: HI NIKITA YOU’RE A PRAT LOVE SUITCASE]
Nikita June 22, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.
OMB!! OMB!!! I can’t wait the outcome of this chapter!!!
I so excited, and I just can’t hide it~
I don’t wanna lose control but I think I like it~
Bolverk June 22, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.
Lol bolverk lol I love that song.
Nik I rember you commenting for a long so I like to say something you me and many people stay up all night just see the next chapter so It’s pretty fun to see u all commenting
Mr nice June 22, 2012, 1:30 AM EST.
Speechless last panel gaze. That’s the ONLY way to show the magnitude of how momentous this in-person reunion is. Oh the relief and excitement Mike must be feeling. To have that one person you hope for with all your heart to be there and THEN FOR THAT PERSON TO APPEAR WHEN YOU NEED THEM MOST. Love it. I just love it.
David June 22, 2012, 1:31 AM EST.
I will say this, Mike has made every effort possible to make this relationship work out. He constantly calls Sandy, he writes to her, and he is completely and utterly devoted to her (even to the exclusion of poor Lucy, which is a little saddening). If this goes where I think it will, which is back into the pit of bitter sad high school angst over Sandy being unable to be with Mike, or possibly she was cheating on him while she was away (driving Mike back to Lucy), or wanting to say shes sorry for driving a wedge between Mike and Lucy and that she wants them to be happy together, even if that means she herself has to be unhappy ect ect ect, I will be very disappointed. (Both because it would be amazingly cliche, and because I think that Mike and Sandy are cute together, even if Mike + Lucy do have a certain chemistry.)
Frodomann1 June 22, 2012, 1:33 AM EST.
Well I need sleep bye all have a nice night
Mr nice June 22, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.
I feel moderately happy for Mike. He’s deserved to actually see Sandy for once after losing the chance to see her so many times. Please don’t be hating on me for saying that, just read the rest.
While Mike does deserve to see Sandy, I just hope she mentions SOMETHING about Lucy, and maybe Mike will get that recently-signature “grrr-face” like usual when the fluffy Khao Manee is mentioned (HA surprised I remembered Lucy’s breed?). Then hopefully a conversation will spring up, Sandy will ask Mike why he has the grrr-face, he’ll tell Sandy about Lucy, and maybe Sandy will call him out on how rude he was, or maybe she’ll sympathize with him but tell him he went a little overboard (this is my opinion so rant at me if you want but I believe Mike was right in yelling at Lucy but he went just a little too far and was a little too mean). Maybe that stick up his ***, or so Haley puts it, will be gone when he actually gets to talk to Sandy and be able to physically comfort her if she cries over how mean Lucy was. (specifying the “was”, because when was the last time she hit Mike? I don’t remember, but it seems to have been a long time ago. Maybe she stopped when Abbey mentioned that bullies have no justice for their actions at the school presidency elections?)
Or, you know, Sandy will get swept away as usual and Mike will lose his chance to talk to her in person more. But that’s about a 60% chance on my scale right now.
LightTribeWarrior June 22, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.
Dun Dun Duuuuuun…
Haiku June 22, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.
The moment has finally come!!! !!!!! I’ve been waiting for their meeting for I don’t know how long, I still think Mike’s a huge d*** for saying what he did to Lucy, I really hope after this meeting with Sandy will finally knock some sense into his head and realizing what he said to Lucy was in called for and saying it in the manner t hat he did was jus horrible, and finally apologize to her and they remain friends while he lives happily ever after with his girlfriend, (although the evil side of me that hates mike still, wants Sandy to break up with his sorry butt and he trys to crawl back to Lucy )
Taeshi your artwork as always, is wonderful
P.s. sorry for saying “finally ” so many times it can’t be helped
:) June 22, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.
I can feel it.
Right in the top of my heart, in addition to a sensation making my toes curl.
I know exactly what Mike’s feeling at this moment.
That special moment between two people that love each other. Just being able to -finally- be there. Litterally nothing stoping you from embracing the person that matters the most to you. Finally getting to be with your beloved.
Mike is a lucky devil. This is going to be an awesome chapter.
You better treat her right, and thank your lucky stars, Mike.
Anonymous One June 22, 2012, 1:42 AM EST.
Prat June 22, 2012, 1:45 AM EST.
Ugggghhhhhh I’ve been dreading this day, the day when sandy actually shows her face.
Bleep bloop June 22, 2012, 1:46 AM EST.
C’mon, people. Enough with the Maishul hate. It’s a cutesy nickname. I have a friend who’s neice would call him Ri-Ri (his name was Richard) when she was young. It stuck and now that she’s in her teens she still calls him “Uncle Ri-Ri”.
Same thing here. Enough with the nerd rage.
Blur June 22, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.
OMG the moment I have been waiting for is almost here! I’m so excited, I can’t wait for Monday! You rock Taeshi! (and of course Suitcase )
KCZ117 June 22, 2012, 1:50 AM EST.
Sorry to post again! But I think its just firefox that is messing up the page! Went on explorer and it came out just fine!
Jazzie June 22, 2012, 1:50 AM EST.
Well it is Sandy woot.
Hehe she actually looks adorable!
But still. RIP mikexlucy
UNDEFINED June 22, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.
Is it really that big of an issue, we already know who you are hince the screen name under comment. Also you’ve been around long enough to have seen those messages show up from time to time. Did you think those people were just trying to be funny.
Anyways on to my actual comment, so they finally meet in person, has hell frozen over? My bad attempt at humor aside, i’m glad that they finally met but it does make me wonder. One of the key plotlines has been mike trying to see sandy in person, now that it’s happened i just have to ask does this mean we are about to start a push to the conclusion of the comic. i wouldn’t say this is the climax of the story but it does feel as if the climax is on the horizon.
strider June 22, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.
ohhh i can’t help it
i just can’t bring myself to care much about you mike, after seeing how you broke apart lucy
i tried, i really did, but i feel so blase about all this.
Meww June 22, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.
Comic finally loaded. Though I’m a Pro-Lucy person, I feel oddly satisfied by this meeting.
Anon-Anon June 22, 2012, 1:54 AM EST.
To think that she would learn to pronounce Mike’s name by now. I hope she’ll just tell him “Sorry Maishul, but I’d like to introduce you to my fiance” Oooh snap!
Jack June 22, 2012, 1:55 AM EST.
Wuv, twoo wuv…
Hey, they are cute together
Hey June 22, 2012, 1:55 AM EST.
Run Sandy ruuuuuun, don’t let him infect you with his bad attitude!
KiwiKoala June 22, 2012, 1:55 AM EST.
Wow Nikita you were right! Haha, how cute.
Hey June 22, 2012, 1:56 AM EST.
Aww, this is a very sweet page.
Mike has just been completely obsessing over Sandy ever since he got that letter from her way back in the early years of BCB. Been watching her on TV, calling her, and thinking about her every day.
As he goes through the backstage area, he fears that he may have missed his chance to see and speak with Sandy face to face. If I may be so bold as to say, I do believe Mike fears, in the realm of possibilities, that he might lose Sandy to the passing of time (she forgets about him), to work, to another love interest or any other number of possibilities.
I don’t know why Mike is so keen to be with Sandy, but it goes a ways to explain why he is annoyed with Lucy, since she just seems to get in the way and stall his strong desire to be with Sandy.
Ironically and humorously enough, Mike’s situation somewhat reflects that of Lucy’s dilemma, except Mike has a chance whereas Lucy kind of had hers sealed off (since Sandy is interested in Mike as well).
Let me explain and see if you can spot the reflection. Mike is obsessed with Sandy-he thinks about her day in and day out-the entirety of his existence seemingly leading up to this event.
Lucy is obsessed with Mike-she thinks about him day in and day out-but he does not share the sentiments, because he is obsessed with Sandy. Blind leading the blind towards the light, you could say.
Lucy > Mike > Sandy; Lucy chases Mike and he chases Sandy.
This leaves two open questions to consider. Will the relationship between Sandy and Mike work out? Will Lucy be able to break away from Mike and find someone else or will she shut everyone out? (Okay, I guess that was really three questions). What plays out afterwards, one can only dream and fathom about.
Good job, Taeshi. You’re art style and story telling abilities have certainly matured over the years! I look forward to seeing how the future of BCB blossom into the flower that it is and as a creative writer whose never satisfied with his own work, but pushes on anyways (as the Aerosmith lyrics go in the song Movin’ Out, “Gotta rise above, ‘cause below it’s only gettin’ worse), you can believe I mean what I say.
Keep it up!
Edit: @ Strider Mike and Sandy are just one of the many characters in BCB. What about Lucy, Paulo, Jasmine, Daisy, Abbey, and everyone else? They all have their own story’s and most of them are far from over, and heck, some are just beginning.
Zal'Thul June 22, 2012, 1:57 AM EST.
The point is that I WASN’T trying to sign my comment, just make a joke. If I had been trying to sign my comment, I wouldn’t mind nearly as much. Plus, at this point, I would kind of expect for her to be used to this kind of thing. I mean, even if you AREN’T, I dont see why you find the need to be offensive about it.
I assume that would happen to you a lot, hey being an interjection that pretty much everyone uses. Plus, your name just has to be in it, not even at the beginning.
Nikita June 22, 2012, 1:58 AM EST.
And after 6 years of strips and foreshadowing, finally the meeting
Nite June 22, 2012, 2:02 AM EST.
Not asleep yet can’t sleep need help
Mr nice June 22, 2012, 2:03 AM EST.
I didn’t say you were, it’s happened before when anyone puts their own screen name anywhere in their comment. It’s been a well known fact for a while, it’s not really that offensive. You are actually the first out of everyone it’s happened to to complain. it happened to me once when i was talking about my screen name origin, i just edited the comment to get around it. That aside if you want to blame anyone, blame those that sign their comments because this just started recently after annoyance with the act was explicitly expressed.
strider June 22, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.
Lol, what’s with Tess tying up Lucy in the 4th panel? Kinda random in Mike’s thought bubble of anguish.
Chinatsu June 22, 2012, 2:06 AM EST.
Fair ‘nuff but that just strikes me as childish. Also, I’m new here so I don’t know very much about site workings and dynamics so this came as kind of a shock to me, seeing as signing is such a common thing. I can understand a profanity filter but this seems highly irregular.
Nikita June 22, 2012, 2:14 AM EST.
THANK YOU LORD!!!
Jacky June 22, 2012, 2:14 AM EST.
No mike you don’t deserve to think about Lucy after what you did you butt. On another not gasp they actually met. Who would have though.
Robin June 22, 2012, 2:16 AM EST.
Has anyone noticed that sandy is taller than mike? That’s just sad….
the wise one June 22, 2012, 2:17 AM EST.
Heels? Only explanation
Aspear June 22, 2012, 2:19 AM EST.
Just wondering, does Sandy have a speech impediment or is there a specific reason why she says Mike’s name wrong?
DarkCrystal828 June 22, 2012, 2:19 AM EST.
My apologies then, i thought you had been here for a while or at least long enough to have seen the whole signing comments issue. It is odd, but the best way to think about it is “her site, her rules”. Honestly i think maybe the system could be tweaked so it’s only if the name is at the bottom of the comment (don’t know how though as i’m not familiar with web design), but as it stands it’s not a hindrance.
it’s her pet name for him. That’s how she spoke when she was younger, I think it might have been a part of her dialect interpretation, some think she’s japanese in origin and thus when she came to the states she mispronounced words as english uses letters (ch is their but it’s pronounced like our sh) that aren’t used in japanese. Her speech has improved but she still calls micheal, maishul as a pet name.
climax and conclusion don’t mean the same thing, those stories could be completed easily in the conclusion and epilogue in some cases the stories could be completed in the climax itself. But for the most part all the characters have moved to a point where it seems it could be pushed into a climax soon.
strider June 22, 2012, 2:22 AM EST.
@Chinatsu: That’s a flashback to the summer arc, and Tess is untying Lucy at that moment.
@DarkCrystal828: No, it’s just a nickname.
@the wise one: Why is that sad?
Floweramon June 22, 2012, 2:23 AM EST.
@DarkCrystal828 They talk about it in the earlier comics when Sandy and Mike’s story is developed; when they first met they were like 8 or something and she just had trouble saying his name properly, but I imagine he found it cute so didn’t correct her. And I guess she just still uses it.
withoutbelief June 22, 2012, 2:25 AM EST.
Oh no. I’m not falling for it Teashi! Every time a comic looks sweet and joyful at first, it all goes down hill. I thought maybe after the big climax with Mike yelling at Lucy things might calm down a bit, but instead I was presented tear-jerking closure infilled moments, conflicting dark pages of depression emitting from that of a young girl, and many other side conflicts that added to the still growing mountain of drama. I’m not falling for it. Any minute now, Sandy’s gonna get hit by a bus, or say she met someone recently and that Mike will always be her friend. I know your game, when you write something the drama pours out like Niagara Falls, and I end up daydreaming for hours after reading it with a 1/5 chance of me crying about it. I’m not falling for this sweet moment……then again with my luck thanks to that luck this could be the one recent chapter that ends well… and now I’m conflicted…. Oh and I like this type of artwork BTW. My favorite was the style used in “Pillow Talk”, seemed a bit more clean and professional looking but whatever works I guess.
Seikyuu June 22, 2012, 2:29 AM EST.
OH SHEIT MAN ***** GOING DOW NOW
if i was sandy i would have been like OH HI ITS YOU then walked off
Aris June 22, 2012, 2:40 AM EST.
Oh ****ing FINALLY.
Watch guys, knowing Taeshi, she’s going to give us a dang 360 degree mood shift when we find out Sandy’s been screwing the boy next door or whatever. Or god forbid a breakup.
Or maybe we finally get our HAPPY chapter. Who knows. (but I certainly hope!)
Jinx. June 22, 2012, 2:40 AM EST.
Mike x Sandy isn’t my OTP but dang….that last panel.
Y U NO COME FASTER? D8
Pinki June 22, 2012, 2:43 AM EST.
And they met… -______-“
Aubi June 22, 2012, 2:44 AM EST.
So is that her nickname for him? Or is that how she pronounces his name?
Slenderman June 22, 2012, 2:47 AM EST.
@Slenderman I think it was how she pronounced it when she was very young, but now we believe it to be a “pet name” she uses for him.
Also, when Sandy called out Mike’s name, my heart skipped a beat. I’m so thrilled with Mike’s expression. <3
And everyone bitching about the signing deal needs to relax. If you don’t like it, tough toenails. <3 If you’re offended, congratulations and welcome to the internet. That happens here.
Yaschiri June 22, 2012, 2:59 AM EST.
DezRaffy June 22, 2012, 3:00 AM EST.
ChexMix June 22, 2012, 3:03 AM EST.
As cruel and callous as this sounds, DUMP HIS *** SANDY. I’ve been a diehard Lucy x Michael fan from the very beginning, and I want them to get together sooooo bad!
Nekokonekochan June 22, 2012, 3:10 AM EST.
I can’t wait for this to stop being happy and have a dramatic and depressing twist leaving Mike a mess like he deserves to be.
I don’t care how it happens… so long as it happens.
SJ June 22, 2012, 3:13 AM EST.
OH GAWD THE SUSPENSE
AMah June 22, 2012, 3:14 AM EST.
Is Sandy wearing a flasher coat?
Fluffy June 22, 2012, 3:15 AM EST.
Laufente June 22, 2012, 3:23 AM EST.
So on Monday I get to meet my first love in person for the first time… gotta special connection with this story arch :3
Kaytay June 22, 2012, 3:27 AM EST.
She’s here!! She’s Freaking here!!!
Huji June 22, 2012, 3:36 AM EST.
YEAH!!! They’re finally together! I can’t wait to see more, go MikexSandy!
X-strike-fire-dragon June 22, 2012, 3:38 AM EST.
For what it’s worth, I initiated the feature where people trying to sign their comments got that insulting message appended. It is faulty sometimes because the algorithm is simplistic, but I find that the only type of people who ever use their own name in the final line of their comment are boring self-interested internet comedians who I don’t care to upset.
But please, stop saying “Taeshi, I have lost respect for you because you called me a prat.” Instead, lose respect for me. Prat.
SuitCase June 22, 2012, 3:49 AM EST.
I don’t really understand this ‘sign your name, comment’ business, can someone care to explain this to me please? I’m sorry…
But that aside, finally! Mike gets to meet Sandy, plus she looks extremely lovely in the last panel
eatedurtaco June 22, 2012, 3:50 AM EST.
aaand a new cliffhanger .. WHY TAESHIIII WHYYY
ps. sandy looks good in that jacket
crazy-cat-lady June 22, 2012, 3:59 AM EST.
F***, i knew i forgot something, you manage the site itself, don’t you? Yeah i agree i never really understood the whole signing a comment thing. However, the algorithm lights people up if they put their name anywhere in the comment. It nailed me once and i wasn’t signing, i was explaining the origin of my screen name to someone else (the commenter thought it had something to do with homestuck). I put my name in the first line of my comment (it was about 4 sentences long) and it changed my comment to the default “you’re a prat” line (what is a prat anyways, is it like a ****). I don’t know anything about web design so not really my place to question, but couldn’t you tweak it to read if the name is in the last line of the comment?
strider June 22, 2012, 4:02 AM EST.
Eaterdurtaco: It’s been explained multiple times throughout this thread and it’s carried on longer than it should. Talk about the comic, everyone.
Taeshi June 22, 2012, 4:03 AM EST.
SuitCase June 22, 2012, 4:04 AM EST.
Congrats Mike! You did it.
I’d be much happier for him if he hadn’t ripped apart his confirmed friends-only relationship with Lucy. What a magnificent failure. I mean she was being friendly. I’d be surprised if Mike wasn’t being terrible because he had secret guilty feelings for Lucy.
Dragnite June 22, 2012, 4:04 AM EST.
Awwww! Sandy looks so cute in that last panel! Gah! I don’t want to wait for Monday! >w
HimbeCat379 June 22, 2012, 4:11 AM EST.
I think the **** has officially hit the fan with this page.
StushiJaguar June 22, 2012, 4:18 AM EST.
Well, this is it. The big moment. The moment Mike has worked so hard for.
Time to look back and remember-
…huh, I thought he blocked Lucy from his mind and memories. And here I was thinking that he blocked her completely.
Hope for reconciliation +1
I wonder what will they possibly talk about? I hope they do talk about what’s been happening to Mike recently, just to see his face when he remembers..
S: So, did that Lucy person leave you alone?
M: *Stone-cold smile* Yes, she won’t be a problem anymore. *eye twitch*
(S? M? I think I should change that…..)
Never here June 22, 2012, 4:20 AM EST.
This is kind of amazing. The old relationship exhibited near the very beginning of this comic is culminating now, today, years later. It’s rather exciting.
Cole June 22, 2012, 4:22 AM EST.
I’m actually glad Lucy decided to show up, i mean, Lucy has been behind the phone for over years, trying to talk to Mike, yet i still want to see what happens next.
I dont think Taeshi will leave the ‘Lucy’ matter this way, i’m pretty sure Taeshi will try to do something Like, Making Sandy talk to Mike so he could know his mistake.
It’s true what Mike said to Lucy had some truth, but then again it was too extreme, i think Lucy will do something and yell at Mike like he did to Lucy and then say, “Sike” just to make Mike feel how it is to be yelled like that with these words by the one he loved, he will then have some dignity and apologize.
If not then its a drama and everything is possible.
Also, Lucy is a Yandere & Tsundere like in Anime, it is normal for her to act all like this, it simply means she’s emberessed, hitting people and then saying “LOL WHat are you talking about ^^; ??” Or hitting him with mad tone.
I can just say, i support Taeshi, and please surprise us more!
Ahryung June 22, 2012, 4:36 AM EST.
Biggest pet peeve is this ‘Maishul’ thing. I know it’s supposed to be cute, but I just find it immature. Regardless, I’lm very interested in where this will progress
nadabear June 22, 2012, 4:43 AM EST.
Oh my ****ing god what a faaaaiiiiryyyy. “Oh no not again~!” Jesus Christ I care so little about your prooooblems.
That one bitch June 22, 2012, 4:56 AM EST.
Finally everything is fine and dandy as Mike hugs Sandy and looks out the window…. wait a minute? Why is Lucy on top of that building with a rifle,!??
Jack Flop June 22, 2012, 5:08 AM EST.
@Nikita Guess what else is childish?
Complaining multiple times for one impersonal insult.
“Daaaaaaad he’s making faces at meeeeee!”
*the father turns around and makes a face at him*
“Moooooooooooom dad’s being mean to meeeeee!”
@The_Comic Took him long enough. Hope he still gets along with her, and she with him.
Reality: Checking In June 22, 2012, 5:29 AM EST.
I’m wondering if this will have the highest number of comments on a single page in bcb history.
Oh yeah, IT’S FINALLY HAPPENED. Let’s watch what happens next.
Follarch June 22, 2012, 5:43 AM EST.
And it all turns out to be a coma induced dream after Lucy beat Mike within an inch of his life following him telling her off.
DUN DUN DUN
TheEsquire June 22, 2012, 5:43 AM EST.
and boom eye contact. mike has a seizure or troll face i dunno.
hmmm is that lucy in panel three? wtf she doin there
Alopex June 22, 2012, 5:47 AM EST.
Could people who only wanna rant and talk about their own problems in their private life or talk smack about others, maybe leave??
it would be nice to read a web comic for once without reading comments from depressed, pessimistic, bitchy people, which aren’t about the comic at all, but only to get attention from others to be pitied and then write another looong comment on how pathetic their lives are and how much they hate everything and hate you and how stupid you are
It kinda ruins the artists work and all the effort she put into making this comic, if no one actually cares about it and only wanna post themselves and their problems on the net, because no one else wanna listen to it..
We sadly have no other choice since we can’t remove their comment..
Please grow up or go somewhere else! and let the rest of us enjoy the comic
crazy-cat-lady June 22, 2012, 5:50 AM EST.
People are STILL complaining about the Maishul thing? It’s not a pronunciation issue, she called it him once by accident and he thought it was adorable so she made it his pet name.
In other news, the art is gorgeous and it’s wonderful to see those two finally meet again in person
Dolphinbread June 22, 2012, 5:58 AM EST.
Seriously now, FINALLY. 71 chapters and we finally get to the gamebreaker. Whatever happens now will decide the history of BCB to the very end!
Or not. Last time I called this comic predictable, Michael called Lucy a parasite.
Ditto June 22, 2012, 6:00 AM EST.
@Dolphinbread I think it’s adorable she calls him Maishul it’s kinda french pronouncement i think which makes her even more adorable <3
crazy-cat-lady June 22, 2012, 6:01 AM EST.
Fiiiiiinally they meet!!!!!
Super cliff-hanger c-c-c-combo breaker!!!!
Kuro June 22, 2012, 6:17 AM EST.
I love this comic.. I really do, but good god, every bloody strip is a soul wrenching cliff hanger!! You’ve gotta calm down on all the cliffhangers! Please!!!
Ark June 22, 2012, 6:20 AM EST.
The game begins.
LuckyCat June 22, 2012, 6:24 AM EST.
KISS THE DAMN GIRL.
punchingDolphins June 22, 2012, 6:49 AM EST.
If Sandy finally appears, I take the comic is ending. …or armageddon
Leitor June 22, 2012, 7:00 AM EST.
Rusco Istar June 22, 2012, 7:11 AM EST.
This made my day have at least a little bit of happiness
now there she is maishul.
And dont scew it up
Pshyzo June 22, 2012, 7:41 AM EST.
After 3 years following the comic FINALLY!
I hope she sticks around.
(I didn’t mean it as a sex joke, but…
If you know what I mean)
Lycan2 June 22, 2012, 7:48 AM EST.
I’ve been following this comic for a while now and I felt the need to add my two cents to the whole Mike hate thing. The biggest irony with all the Mike hate is that if the roles were reversed and Mike was as abusive as Lucy was and if she had dumped him the way he did her, people would be like “you go girl, he deserved it”.
You know that ex-girlfriend/boyfriend you broke up with and didn’t want in your life anymore and told them to just get over it and move on? That’s how Mike feels about Lucy. Again, if the roles were reversed, I doubt Lucy would get as much hate as Mike does. Could he have handled it better? Sure, but he’s not oblidged to.
I hope his meeting with Sandy doesn’t get ruined some way or another.
Dan_the_pest June 22, 2012, 7:52 AM EST.
I’m just kinda hoping Sandy is wearing heels…
Bleu June 22, 2012, 7:56 AM EST.
Don’t worry Mike
Damn it, you’re such a Drama Queen
L.Tiger June 22, 2012, 8:01 AM EST.
I’m really hoping that Sandy will take pity on Lucy if she hears about what Mike did. Mike decided to stop Lucys abuse with more abuse. How does that even make sense? Sandy comes across as a rather caring person and I think she would be quite disappointed in the way Mike handled the situation.
A lot of people are still mad at Sandy for her influencing Mike to hate on Lucy, but honestly I don’t think Sandy made him verbally abuse her. Later on I hope to see that Sandy has a more positive effect on Mike rather then a negative one. She seems a sweet girl and sometimes I think Mike doesn’t even deserve her.
Kit June 22, 2012, 8:02 AM EST.
twoplusfiveequallsseven June 22, 2012, 8:14 AM EST.
For 3 years I have followed this comic, just waiting for this moment, now I just hope Maishul doesn’t mess things up. (Although it would be good to see some karma.)
Flashtastic June 22, 2012, 8:14 AM EST.
I’ve really been enjoying the coloring for the newest pages and just had to say that that I love how the curtains in the last panel look. I may be a little late but I also loved the colors on Sandy’s dress earlier. Very beautiful and well done. I’m looking forward to seeing what the new pages have in store.
Karin June 22, 2012, 8:17 AM EST.
If any of you remember, I had a conspiracy theory, and this is the time that I thought it would begin to appear…
Invader Rex June 22, 2012, 8:51 AM EST.
And then he fainted, and she had to leave before he woke~
Huh? June 22, 2012, 8:53 AM EST.
Random Tess kidnapping Lucy
7 June 22, 2012, 9:23 AM EST.
At last, they are finally together again. So much time has passed and now they found a moment to be together. They must be filled with joy at this moment. That’s all I have to say, now its time to see Abe Lincoln kill vampires. Awaiting next page…
Starkeyblade June 22, 2012, 9:41 AM EST.
Everyone who think they can sign their comments shut up! No ones cares about your personal life of who you are just read and comment on the comic!
Anyway finally! They meet again I can’t wait for Monday Taeshi. I read this comic everyday I reread everything and I love all the suspense in this chapter!
mr.awesome June 22, 2012, 9:42 AM EST.
MAUL HER FACE APART, I SAY!
Cass June 22, 2012, 9:42 AM EST.
****’s going down.
Grubey June 22, 2012, 9:52 AM EST.
Here we go
I bet that mikes gonna go all dark and moody when she asks about lucy and the gang and hes gonna end up yelling at her
Steve June 22, 2012, 10:10 AM EST.
What’s up with Lucy and Tess in the background? On a side note, does anybody notice how the shortest comments are at the TOP. Yeah, that just really annoys me how people at the bottom spend SO much thought and effort to type up their comments, while people at the top don’t. I know Suitcase simply HATES when I mention this, but seriously, it’s about time someone said something. Anyways, I’m curious as to why Lucy and Tess appear in the background. Are they a memory, or some form of flashback to different times?
TraceLegacySSOF June 22, 2012, 10:11 AM EST.
Now that I actually read through the comments I want to know why the **** anyone cares if someone puts their name at the end of their comment. Sure, it’s redundant. Sure, it’s sometimes the mark of someone who is self-absorbed, but I’m pretty sure the mere act of a double-posted name doesn’t detract at all from conversation. Let me guess, you’re intentionally trying to **** those people off so they don’t come back and comment, therefore “moderating” your comments without actually moderating? I’ve always been rather annoyed at moderators who remove comments just because “they don’t like them”. Seems similar.
Basically it makes you guys look like stuck up asses.
because if you’re gonna pick some stupid *** thing to moderate, you might as well pick something that actually detracts from conversation, like people who don’t type full words.
On the topic of the comic, Maishul is probably the most annoying pet name next to “baby”.
MadH June 22, 2012, 10:16 AM EST.
@Aris - Glados(Lucy): Oh hey, it’s you…..it’s been a long time, you know. How have you been? I’ve been really busy since you MURDERED ME…….just had to…
TraceLegacySSOF June 22, 2012, 10:18 AM EST.
Huh huh, Maishul. This meeting is not a repeat of the… dock… incident. In before wonderful sweetness and potential surprises. Wonder if someone has gotten Sandy’s number to call her and attempt to explain the situation. Wonder if Sandy gave her a chance. Wonder what actually transpired.
Been a few since the last comment. Needs more Lucy.
Hoheh June 22, 2012, 10:18 AM EST.
Quick, mike, THROW SOMETHING AT HER TO MAKE SURE SHE ISN’T A HALLUCINATION.
SuperDetective June 22, 2012, 10:22 AM EST.
I couldn’t agree more.
I imagine Sandy’s reaction would be that of shock and disappointment when she realize what Mike had done to Lucy and would berate him for his actions. I sure hope Sandy would give him some common sense in Mike so he can do the right thing and make amends to his former friend. Otherwise, Mike will lose his own chance with his crush.
Nimbus26 June 22, 2012, 10:43 AM EST.
nothing could possibliey go wrong here i mean it’s not like it’s a completely perfect moment that will just explode in everyones faces no not at all
Anima June 22, 2012, 10:49 AM EST.
its called bittersweet candy bowl for a reason. but that’s just how i feel.
i don't know June 22, 2012, 10:59 AM EST.
So apparently I’m not the only one to have the page split in half on them.
Atlin June 22, 2012, 11:02 AM EST.
If you read through all the comments you would’ve noticed that it was requested by Taeshi and Suitcase to drop the conversation.
strider June 22, 2012, 11:06 AM EST.
I literally gasped when I saw the last panel.
Please, please let this go well for them.
xLLx June 22, 2012, 11:30 AM EST.
why, mike, why? you should of picked Lucy she is so pretty and smart….and awesome
KittyXoX June 22, 2012, 11:41 AM EST.
@Dan_the_pest: Reversing the roles wouldn’t make it any less ****** to viciously tear into someone after they’ve realised how terrible their behaviour was and are now trying their best to change for the better. Especially if that behaviour was the result of serious longstanding emotional problems that aren’t easy to overcome, and the attacker not only knows this but exploits that knowledge to hurt them as cruelly as possible, driving them back into the hole they’re struggling to escape from.
Hey I can think of a gender reversal example right here in this comic! Look at Daisy and Abbey. Imagine if, instead of being understanding and supportive and encouraging him to seek help with his anger issues, Daisy had just stood by and said nothing whenever he exploded at someone. Until one day, when he’s finally starting to get himself together and try to fix the problem, she bursts out with a hate-filled rant about how he’s nothing but a thug and a bully and a terrible person, and then finishes it off with the kind of jibes Augustus used on him, just to hit him where it hurts the most.
Think about that for a moment. Would you defend that? Because that’s Mike, right there.
Bluh June 22, 2012, 11:43 AM EST.
Bien! Por fin se acabo el MikexLucy, Gracias a Celestia, Por fin el drama se acabara.
El pequeñajo bastardo de Mike no se merece una chica como Lucy.
TheGuyWithTheFez June 22, 2012, 11:55 AM EST.
BcBfan174 June 22, 2012, 12:01 PM EST.
WHERE THE HELL IS THE PAGE!?
Holly June 22, 2012, 12:20 PM EST.
I’ve been waiting so long for this moment that I too am at a loss for words…
Xenos June 22, 2012, 12:22 PM EST.
Okay, this page alone makes me completely go for MikexSandy
Stevum June 22, 2012, 12:34 PM EST.
Just get to the sex already I love that face
Jemek June 22, 2012, 12:45 PM EST.
@the wise one and Aspear. If sandy is shorter than mike and well… Mike is like short, then how is she able to be a supermodel? Aren’t they supposed to be tall?
imconfused June 22, 2012, 1:30 PM EST.
Mikanime June 22, 2012, 1:32 PM EST.
So they reunite on my birthday, huh?
Angiru June 22, 2012, 1:41 PM EST.
Suitcase is not Taeshi. Taeshi is Taeshi. you guys are silly. x3
also I find it amusing ^-^;
well glad something’s happened P:
but if Mike doesn’t get a slap from Sandy, he needs to get a slap from his friends. unfortunately, with Sandy, I don’t think he’d mind the slap from his friends, so I dunno :\
I also love the red letters >#< I personally think Suitcase is a genius :’3
is Mike supposed to be short? O.o -cannotrecall-
what Bluh said.
Lucy had long-since gone out of her way to show that she was sorry, and was doing everything she could to fix things, despite how hard and painful it was for her due to issues that Mike himself accidentally caused.
if roles were reversed, I would not support this cruel and ridiculously harsh treatment any more so. he has gone beyond and above what he needed to do.
and Lucy had already genuinely changed and shown it.
she was no longer “abusive”, and even prior to, her “abuse” was not that abusive, it was just her fear of being abandoned by him yet again. a very reasonable fear, especially since they were so young when the trauma happened.
;________; June 22, 2012, 1:41 PM EST.
This page…this page…
Gotta say, this makes me really happy for the both of them. To see someone after so long…there’s just something…unique about that. Something special about it.
Heart’s gonna be all nice and warm and fuzzy for the day, now
Chocothunda June 22, 2012, 1:56 PM EST.
I’ll bet you all 5 bucks this is another one of Mike’s daydreams.
Anonymous June 22, 2012, 2:01 PM EST.
I hope she breaks up with him.
This series hasn’t really been happy for the past few chapters, why start now?
I love the drama, it’s keeping me on my toes for any possible aspect.
Well, guess we have to see how it goes down.
Aeolos June 22, 2012, 2:07 PM EST.
After all the evil pages of Mike staring and emo-ing about how his Sandy wasn’t showing up fast enough to his liking.. we finally get here. OH THANK YOU CAT GOD OF THE CANDY BOWL UNIVERSE!
But yeah, so we’ll finally get to see the real Sandy, and not the flash-back version of her. Though I can’t help but wonder… you’d figure a girl who’s a model, and as pretty and as sweet as Sandy would be able to find another guy closer to home to hook up with, maybe even a young male model. Just a thought. I think she can do better than Mike.
Anyways, I’m excited for Monday… and even more excited for when we can finally go back to Lucy. 8D (No offense to anyone, but she is my favorite character, followed by Paulo and Augustus. So… just my opinion.)
Lunacy June 22, 2012, 2:13 PM EST.
OH MYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I REGRET SAYING SANDY WAS UGLIER THAN WHAT I THOUGHT OF, SHES PRECIOUS.
.. but Lucy’s still better!
Cata :3 June 22, 2012, 2:22 PM EST.
DIE, MIKE, DIE! YOU AND SANDY CAN BURN IN H/LL!!!
MikeHater443 June 22, 2012, 2:26 PM EST.
your name says “MIKE hater” .. why do you hate Sandy too then xD? what did she do specific to make you hate her ? Mike’s the jerk, but sandy didn’t force him into doing anything..
crazy-cat-lady June 22, 2012, 2:45 PM EST.
again -awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww- (but I do not approve of this relationship )
Jlaw June 22, 2012, 2:51 PM EST.
@Fluffy it is le middle of the night. Everyone is sleeping. Suddenly a loud ”LOL LMAO OMG” escapes into the house when I saw your comment.
@crazy-cat-lady ”Sandy didn’t force him to do anything” LIES, WOMAN, LIES! Sandy didn’t like Lucy, Sandy was talking about how he should ”get rid” of Lucy. Have you just basically seen the last five pages?
Man I love/hate these two. I feel like a Frenemie to them. I hate them, but I love them. Obviously Taeshi never brings good news and she loves to crush all our hopes for the peace to come, she loves to crush our souls, the final laugh will go to Taeshi. She will laugh at us hoping for something nice to happen and no drama at all.
Wolftail June 22, 2012, 3:01 PM EST.
Fricking finally! You found your little Sandy girl, now leave little Lucy alone!
Kindle Kat June 22, 2012, 3:14 PM EST.
while I’d definitely say Sandy’s reaction was over the top, and she was a little rash with Lucy, I think Mike is still the one who ran so insanely with it. -facepalm-
he took Sandy’s over-done ( but /probably/ well-meant ) advice, and dived off a cliff with it.
While Sandy did technically cause it, I don’t think she meant to cause it to that extent. I’m trying to give her the benefit of the doubt and say that she’d probably be horrified if she knew how cruel Mike had been to Lucy.
NOTHING could make someone deserving of such cruel rage, and I’m sure that Sandy must know that.
to boot, I wonder if Sandy will meet Lucy, recognize her bow, and remember her as a child, and how she was always getting left behind and abandoned by Mike.
OHHHH, and yes!!! I do hope that Sandy asks about Lucy. I want to see his face and how he reacts to it. I wonder if he’ll feel any guilt at all.
his initial reaction after he tore her apart and she puked in the trachcan was….. well puke-worthy. :\
;________; June 22, 2012, 3:22 PM EST.
akipolies June 22, 2012, 3:29 PM EST.
Hm… Still waiting on Sandy destroying Mike’s heart like he deserves.
Spiritwolf15 June 22, 2012, 3:46 PM EST.
if everything happened so that his punishment was equivalent to the damage he caused, this would happen.
but we all know that his punishment will not be equal to the damage he caused. which is lucky for him. because the damage he caused is inhumane, and only someone as equally inhumane would do something as equally cruel to him.
I would however, love to see Sandy be horrified by the monster he’s become, and all of his friends shun him.
they’d forgive him, but only after he had some time to be miserable and think about what he’s done.
and Lucy might be kind to him. ( I’m not saying that to side with Lucy…. but I could see Lucy being there for him….. )
x: June 22, 2012, 4:19 PM EST.
Well there you f***ing are! Damn, Sandy!
Sarge June 22, 2012, 4:39 PM EST.
I’m also really sad that the scarf colors represented nice Mike and mentalpsychojerk Mike, because I loved the Autumn-y colors :<
x: June 22, 2012, 4:54 PM EST.
Um, i got nothing to say…….. I know right. But Seikyuu litteraly said everything that i was thinking to wright. lol so that means i would have got a star finnaly.
JustSomeCritic June 22, 2012, 4:59 PM EST.
Aww… even though I’m a Mike and Lucy fan, this is adorable, and I’m really happy for Mike. That’s what I love about this comic; every person and situation has more than one side to it. A lesser writer would have simply made Mike an emotionless jerk, and made this relationship nothing more than an obstacle for the “main” couple. But you have made it a very likeable relationship, Taeshi! So much so that I actually wouldn’t mind if the series ended up with this relationship, so long as Lucy ends up happy, too. Another great page to another great comic!
Turbocharge June 22, 2012, 5:06 PM EST.
Ok wow, i just read the panel or forem drama and wow. First of all i agree with taeshi and suitcase that we should talk abought the comic. FYI your guys artwork just keeps getting better, love it. Also love the paceing we got a ton of storys just waiting to happen. Having said that, @Taeshi, and suitcase: keep in mind that i love you guys, and love what u do, and and AND, I do get your sense of humor……..but ….don’t kill me…….u guys can sometimes come accross alittle harsh at your audence. <===my face after i said that. PLEASE DON’T KILL ME SPAIR MEEEEEE!
JustSomeCritic June 22, 2012, 5:13 PM EST.
EYE SPY A LUCY
Jessieface June 22, 2012, 5:26 PM EST.
Infinite Nostalgia Impacts the Two Long Lost but Recently Fast Approaching Souls
Shocky June 22, 2012, 5:46 PM EST.
I hope that mike tells sandy about how he treated lucy and while she did deserve to be told off just once I hope sandy tells him he should not have been so hard on her.
rozon June 22, 2012, 5:53 PM EST.
RUN, SANDY, RUN!!! BEFORE YOU CATCH MIKESNDRUM!!! DON’T END LIFE LIKE THIS!!!!!! PLEASE SANDY!….. NO……. ._………. YOU….WILL….DIE….. NOW MIKE!!!!!!
Firefly June 22, 2012, 5:59 PM EST.
I ****ing love you.
Now that that is out of the way…. I am actually happy for Mike, I still dont like him for how he handled the Lucy situation, but i am happy for him.
Although, I see some hypocrisy showing through here. He hates Lucy for being clingy and dependent on him, but when he thinks he can’t see Sandy he goes into the “Lucy State.” Meaning he gets those super freaked out/ depressed eyes and practically goes off the deep end. Like when Lucy though he was dead when he fell off the cliff. Hopefully he will see this at some point and at least try to apologize to Lucy.
Order_66 June 22, 2012, 7:20 PM EST.
PANELLL FOOUUURRR ALLLL OF PANNELLL FOUURRRR.
Taeshi quit tuggin my heartstrings, it’s not cool man.
Inukai June 22, 2012, 7:27 PM EST.
@ Suitcase @ Taeshi
Fair ‘niff but could you please edit the site code so that it either does not edit signatures or so that it has a better detecting mechanism so things like this don’t happen.
Speaking of not talking about the comic, why is it that you live in Sidney, Austrailia but operate using Eastern Standard Time? Admittedly, operating using Austrailian time would be rather cumbersome for most American users but I’m still curious.
Nikita June 22, 2012, 7:38 PM EST.
You answered your own question.
SuitCase June 22, 2012, 8:06 PM EST.
Really Nikita? Please stop commenting no one wants to hear your constant nagging! IT IS MAKING MY EARS BLEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mr.awesome June 22, 2012, 8:23 PM EST.
I just realized that I’d when was a kids and heard Maishu instead of Michael could it be possible that she could have a hearing problem?? And if that’s true then what’s with mike and white deaf girls??…I’m loving this chapter and completely relate with his paranoia taking over after five seconds…. I would have done the same thing….
Sirius June 22, 2012, 8:30 PM EST.
honestly i think usually think that mike is a emotionaly insensitive smug son of a bitch but i have to admit im happy for the guy hes waited all this time to meet he girl of his dreams and being so fare away and now hes infront of her face to face this has got to be one of mikes better moments and one that actually makes me feel realy happy for him
thatguywithwings June 22, 2012, 8:56 PM EST.
**** just got real. On second note, I hope she knows the horrible things he did with Lucy, the way he overreacted what used to be funny and silly then transforming into a bully-crisis thing.
Anon June 22, 2012, 9:00 PM EST.
It was a phonetics differential issue not a hearing issue. Some languages have similar letters but different phonetics, in this case, it’s believed that sandy is of japanese origin so she thought micheal’s name, the way it is spelled, was pronounced maishul. In order for her to have pronounced his name correctly, with her understanding of english, it would’ve had to have been spelled maiku (or maikul, my japanese is pretty rusty).
strider June 22, 2012, 9:06 PM EST.
Why does everyone assume she’s going to find out about Lucy? She hardly goes near her own boyfriend, so barring mike saying “yeah, totally went mental abuse on that one bitch you told me to stop talking to lololol” i doubt anything will be said. Tho I do think that this relationship isn’t going to turn out as lovey dovey as mike is thinking it will….
Silverxphoenix June 22, 2012, 9:15 PM EST.
Yay! Have been waiting for this moment for a long time
Carlitos June 22, 2012, 9:37 PM EST.
Th… That’s it? Really? GAH!!! CLIFFHANGER MUCH?!? I have been reading this from the beginning, only just catching up now after reading nonstop for four days (summer vacation just before my freshman year of college…) and I am met with this cliffhanger right in my face!
The art is beautiful. The story is amazing (though I wanted to kill people sometimes because of it… The characters! Nobody in real life… hehehe…) and, above all else, it is one of the few stories that can ACTUALLY hold my attention for this long! This is like the slightly more hairy version of Clannad… and more in depth… Really? This is amazing. This has quickly gone from a web comic I have just started reading to my favorite out of… I think it’s 15 I have read so far, and 8 I am still actively reading? (once again, summer vacation right before college)
This was honestly amazing. I have rarely been met with a web comic that could actually make me laugh, then cry, then rage, then just go silent as I start to wonder what the hell I am supposed to be feeling. There was a lot of that. The characters are endearing, and highly realistic. The progression of your art style is very notable. I was able to relate this to my life quite a bit, considering all that has been going on lately in my family, my friends, and my life as a whole. This comic can easily speak to many different audiences, due to it’s strong diversity of characters and it’s great ability to blend cultural and life concepts together. The story was happy at times, and sad at others. It bolstered the spirit… but showed the true instabilities in life at the same time. I think that it is true: there is no other description. This comic truly is a bittersweet candy bowl.
Thank you for the great read… for the amazing perceptions you helped me with… and for overall being a great author.
With great respect,
The fan known as Michaleon
Michaleon June 22, 2012, 10:16 PM EST.
… Okay then… I was simply trying to have some form of formatting in the comment since I wanted it to look like an actual, formal statement… I just thought this deserved a bit more respect than a “lol hi I like your comic”. I’m sorry for trying to be respectful.
Michaleon June 22, 2012, 10:20 PM EST.
How bout you just stop talking, every time you comment you make yourself look more and more stupid. Thanks.
Order_66 June 22, 2012, 10:28 PM EST.
Ah, his wishes finally came true.
Subaru June 22, 2012, 11:01 PM EST.
This page needs more arguing.
Where are our resident debaters?
A question to anyone who can answer it. Definitely curious.
Is the modelling career a solitary thing? Hoping to see if she’s made work friends.
But wait, that should be a given, since she’s lived her whole life away from the people we know…
Does that mean more characters? That… might be interesting to see.
Never here June 22, 2012, 11:36 PM EST.
You just LOVE to keep us in suspense don’t you?
FancyTomato June 23, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.
She walks up to him, a hug attempt is made then POOF!! AO ONI!!!
Sparrow June 23, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.
-boing- oh **** Mike -random nosebleed- he’s dead. Gotta love Baka Test David needs to make a random pop up soon. > miss him
Ikuto June 23, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
Yeah. I want to see Mike’s face. I wish Sandy would see the ”real” him
Wolftail June 23, 2012, 2:39 AM EST.
I want Mike’s life to crumble. I want his girlfriend to be his own self-pity. He rejected poor little Daisy, and he hates Lucy! I seriously think Mike will go “Oh, that Lucy girl? Ehh, i told her she was a parasite and she bugged off.-Trollface-” and then Sandy is like: “Maishul, you’re so mean!” Then she slaps him and runs off crying.
You deserve it Mike. After this, i think you should stay alone, with nobody but your self-pity, your remorse and regret, and how you wish you could have at least rejected Daisy in a nicer way, or thought better when he left Lucy to sit in her room, depressed for the rest of her life!
Michael, i swear, if you EVER hurt my two favorite charachters agian, you will rot in a firey pit.
Nightbolt June 23, 2012, 2:57 AM EST.
Never enough nerd rage im a lvl 30 league player nerd rage is all i have
KitsuneHonor June 23, 2012, 3:29 AM EST.
So, we finally meet the girl wonder.
Will she be all she’s cracked up to be?
How will Mikes relationship with the rest of the crew fare?
Will he remain love struck, or come to his senses?
Find out next week, on BCB!
God, I’ve been watching too much television/playing too much Alan Wake. And QC.
But, I have to say this: over the last few weeks, the artwork has gotten STUNNING. Seriously. This looks like profesional cartoonist work! Full Pro Bloni!
Not to say you aren’t a profesional cartoonist, or, er… SHADDAP IT’S A COMPLIMENT.
Anyway, the art is amazing, we have story progression, all is right in the BCBverse.
Curtisimo - everyday I’m shovelin’
Curtisimo June 23, 2012, 3:32 AM EST.
its like that things it do when stuff happens n **** yo
rocknrollDa\/E June 23, 2012, 3:52 AM EST.
Unlike YOU, I’ve been reading the whole comic several times and there’s not one single page where sandy is forcing him into doing anything
She said she didn’t think she liked Lucy, after Mike just told he got kicked by her so.. You should re read it cause i think you’ve missed out on some details
crazy-cat-lady June 23, 2012, 4:33 AM EST.
HERE.. READ! It never had anything to do with Sandy, but Mike’s tired of being Lucy’s “Babysitter” and having her clinging to him every time she had a problem -.-’ and he says “Sandy helped me realize it” which means she’s been giving him some advice because he was always complaining about their fights, but Sandy never meant Mike to cross the line and give Lucy a depression.. Mike’s a jerk, Sandy’s a loudmouth and Lucy’s a loner
crazy-cat-lady June 23, 2012, 4:41 AM EST.
Basically..Sandy’s only being a good girlfriend, protecting her boy from the one’s who are hitting him, and so would i if my boyfriend had a friend who hit him and yelled at him and such.. Mike’s problem was that he kept on telling Sandy about the bad stuff Lucy did and yet kept on saying she was his friend http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p27.html
After sandy then tells him it’s wrong to have a “friend” treating you like that, Mike snaps and starts yelling horrible stuff at Lucy http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p29.html
Sandy isn’t a part of their fight ans she never was..
but Lucy’s jealousy over Sandy getting all the attention and love and Mike’s grudge towards Lucy, caused this fight -.- so Sandy haters.. try and read the comic again
crazy-cat-lady June 23, 2012, 4:50 AM EST.
I dont know if you guys have noticed but Sandy is saying his name right.. and as far as im concerned, Michael and Mike are just nicknames given by others.
Look back at Chapter 15, page 4
So stop bashing her. Maishul is his REAL name.
EZ June 23, 2012, 7:39 AM EST.
You know… as much as I hate Mike for being a dick to Lucy… I’m happy for him. …at least for now.
He could have handled other aspects of this… thing… a lot better, but it is a hugely overwhelming predicament. It would have been easy to feel like cutting out a portion of his life would make everything better. I can’t remember if he used the metaphor directly, but he’s acting as if the problem with Lucy was a tumor. It’s not a healthy way of looking at things, and it’ll come back to bite him in the *** later.
Didn’t Lucy **** with his phone earlier? Are we about to find out what she did? T, you got a malicious way of distracting the audience.
SuperGnome June 23, 2012, 9:07 AM EST.
It’s okay Mike,she’s real. Go on, go hug her~
TheOriginalJoe June 23, 2012, 9:10 AM EST.
Just sayin June 23, 2012, 10:40 AM EST.
……Seriously what the hell? Like 1/2 or at least 1/3 of all the posts so far are not about the comic itself, but something about signatures and…well whatever the issue is. Stop the flaming and trolling, and whatever it is. I came to read interesting comments about this page, and not to hear people whine about off topic things.
Wow…she looks nice. I liked the pony tail, but I think Sandy looks even better with the hair down. For guys though, that’s never the case, or at least for me. I remember when I had long hair. After a while I took a look at a picture taken of me without my pony tail on my B-day party…Well lets just say after that I always made sure I had a pony tail. Swear, curly long hair for guys…*shivers.*
Alkaizer87 June 23, 2012, 10:42 AM EST.
Comic: Finally the climax of this whole MikexSandy thing has been reached
@Nikita You’re being pretty mature about everyone constantly attacking you for petty reasons.
nAar June 23, 2012, 11:02 AM EST.
If he didn’t stomp on Lucy’s heart before this I would be happy about this. I Still hope he gets Shot. Not killed just Shot.
Anthonydafox June 23, 2012, 12:53 PM EST.
@;________; mike is short. At the Christmas party (the chapter where Abbey finds out his moms dead) we all get to see how short mike really is. Well compared to the other guys.
imconfused June 23, 2012, 12:58 PM EST.
Oh ya… Mike hating Lucy is a feeling and we can’t really blame him for but I do agree that he went overboard with the hate thing. But I don’t see how he could of get rid of Lucy any other way. Cuz Lucy is stubborn and we can assume that she wouldn’t stay away if mike asked her nicely. So can we really blame mike?
imconfused June 23, 2012, 1:05 PM EST.
something in the first panel just… that girl… i don’t know but she looks like she knows something… i’m just sayin’ she knows something. and she kinda looks… familiar… d-daisy? if i’m wrong i’m sorry!!! but she looks like her! ( FOR ME… okay?…) taeshi y-you’re planning something are you…
??? June 23, 2012, 1:35 PM EST.
Looks awsome from now in an especially way. I know how it is.
NightcoreTechRave June 23, 2012, 2:15 PM EST.
I’m liking this chapter; can’t wait to see what happens.
Marissa June 23, 2012, 3:57 PM EST.
@Marissa Me too!
Mikanime June 23, 2012, 4:25 PM EST.
Kristy June 23, 2012, 5:04 PM EST.
Omg finally they meet!!! I’ve been waiting so much for this moment!!
Just hope this is not one of Mike’s dream
Effie June 23, 2012, 5:41 PM EST.
And so it goes, and so it goes, and you’re the only one who knows.
Not sure why, because it has nothing to do with this really, but that song popped in my head when I read this. Also, what the duck’s up with the signing thing. Is it really that important to sign a comment when your effing name is below it anyway? Not the point. Love Sandy with the hair down! As always, masterful work, Taeshi. I commend you (as always), and hope the next page is as lovely as this. Keep up the good work, this must be so hard, you deserve a break, we all love you for the work you do, etc.
P.S. What the duck is a “prat”???
DenverDiddles June 23, 2012, 5:50 PM EST.
Just Googled “Define prat”.
Apparently it means bum/buttocks/butt, and isn’t really used in America. Hence the confusion on my part.
I feel enlightened.
Hence, I am the new Buddha.
You may call me Lil’ Buddha, or Lil’ Siddhartha Guatama.
DenverDiddles June 23, 2012, 6:06 PM EST.
Alright, time for a long post delving into this…
For starters, I am not a huge fan of Sandy x Mike pairing, but I find that their finally meeting is very heart warming (even if Mike started getting all Emo-Panda because he couldn’t seem to find her at first).
Second, For all the Sandy haters. Sandy may have vocalized her dislike for Lucy, but in the end no matter what she has said, she couldn’t force Mike or make Mike say any of the things he said to Lucy. She may have over reacted a bit to hearing about him being hurt, but any girlfriend would be, especially since she can’t be there to try and do anything about it. Sandy has an honest concern for Mike’s well-being, but I think she would be appalled by how he handled the situation and it would most likely make her tell him he needs to apologize to her. Sandy has a good heart, and may have some character flaws that we haven’t really seen, only scratched lightly at the surface about. There is no real reason to hate her though. In the end no matter what she said, in the end it is MIKE who chose to do what he did, not her. What she said might have swayed him, and she didn’t like her because as far as Mike was telling her Lucy was being really evil to him. He, however, was the one who chose NOT to tell her about all the good Lucy has done for him too.
That brings us right along to the Mike issue. Mike, made a terrible, horrible, choice of how to deal with Lucy. He twisted his emotions to fit what he felt he needed to finally be able to tell her how he felt. He twisted them into hate, malice, and pure rage. Mike took everything he knew about her and drew upon her greatest fears to shake her and tear her apart at her very core. Abbey best explained it as “You only pay attention to the girls who you think you have a chance with romantically.” He knew for a long time that Lucy liked him, despite how badly she treated him. That was why he put up with Lucy behaving as she did for so long. That and he was using her as a replacement for Sandy when Sandy was gone. Even if Lucy has treated him poorly, Mike has done things that are pretty terrible to her as well. He took all the good that Lucy has done for him and basically tossed it in the trash, pushed it from his thoughts, or twisted it as if she was just using him to meet her own needs. He pushed her away and distanced himself once she started to be nice and try to change her ways and treat him like a true friend because he was scared. When she was in the room with him having fun, he realized just how easily she could replace Sandy in his life and so he lashed out. Not just because he was angry at her for what she had done, but because HE was the one who might falter in his devotion to Sandy.
Which runs right into another problem with Mike. He seems to forget that it was LUCY who got him back in touch with Sandy. Not him, he had all but given up on it. Lucy bringing up that he was already taken and that she thought it was nice that they kept in touch, Lucy telling him he should ask her how she feels. If Lucy hadn’t pushed him he wouldn’t have tried. Even went he went on the bus trip looking for her at the Parade she went with him, stayed by his side, and supported him even though she knew what it was about. He should give her more credit for finally getting him to realize he had already made his choice. He acts as if she is the villain, but Mike probably wouldn’t even be talking to, or meeting Sandy if not for Lucy.
All in all, I think that Lucy and Mike is a good couple, but Mike has taken a huge savage assault on her in a most foul way. Lucy is a very broken young woman now, and I hope she can pull it together to pick up the pieces. If things go bad with Sandy, Mike will go crawling right back to her…
That’s my take on it all at least. Something that some might want to mull over before jumping on the hate trains that seem to be careening about.
GracefulSerenity June 23, 2012, 7:06 PM EST.
kiss da guuurl
babebabe June 23, 2012, 8:54 PM EST.
More and more, as the pages go by, I am so progressively delighted by the art that Taeshi is producing. It’s beautiful, and I think at this point that I, for one, would be able to pick out art by her just by her style. I mean to say that she’s found a style that is all her own, and a beautiful style it is.
eccentrik June 23, 2012, 11:49 PM EST.
I’m thinking that Mike is going to be disappointed with Sandy. He’s spent so long thinking about her, and then getting strung along at the
pier, and then talking with her on the phone, then texting, but he hasn’t seen her, hasn’t sat down with her and talked face to face since she left. From what we’ve seen in Sandy’s life, modeling is what she does. Her grades are poor, her mother controls her life, and Mike doesn’t realize that because he has been with her to class, has not visited her house. Does she play video games? Does she any interests that she can pursue within her modeling career?
Mike holds this image of her in his head, of a perfect Sandy, one that he has nurtured since his elementary school crush on her, and I fear that he will be let down, finding that Sandy is “Just Beautiful,” and nothing else.
faldara June 24, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.
so aren’t they in highschool? seems kinda weird sandy’s in a (what im guessing is) a beauty contest or something with adults. Unless they’re kids and I’m seeing wrong.
Nice artwork though and love the comic
R31 June 24, 2012, 1:23 AM EST.
If its not opening for you in firefox (like myself) open it in internet explorer.
Shou June 24, 2012, 4:16 AM EST.
I like the girl with pink hair can we have more of her? =3
anom June 24, 2012, 8:45 AM EST.
As much as I love bittersweet candy bowl I must say that I’m losing a lot of respect for this web comic and the characters in it.
I can understand Mike’s feelings for Sandy and he’s put a lot of effort in keeping them together. But Taeshi!!! YOU RUINED MY OTP!! //criesincorner
Mike is now a total jerkwad and a clingy little girl child and Lucy should wake up. She doesn’t need someone as low as him to make her feel worthless.
But Taeshi I still have a ton of respect for you because you are an amazing artist. But please give us readers a little hope!
Premium Giraffeberries :D June 24, 2012, 9:00 AM EST.
@Seikyuu: You know how Taeshi works. Every time we make predictions about her chapters, it ends up being completely different from what we expected. For all we know, Sandy’s a wizard now. ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN!
TheWorstAstronomer June 24, 2012, 11:46 AM EST.
Random prediction with no basis whatsoever:
Totally going to happen. Totally. Just you wait
But enough talk, have at you!
starling June 24, 2012, 12:18 PM EST.
It’s just Chuck Testa.
MagnificentDuck June 24, 2012, 2:15 PM EST.
Could anybody direct me to the chapter referenced in the third panel? I vaguely remember Sandy coming back but missing Mike, but I don’ t remember exactly where and I’d like to re-read the chapter.
Paw June 24, 2012, 2:44 PM EST.
@Paw: I think you meant fourth panel. And it references three chapters actually. Here they are, in order:
Hot Pursuit: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c18/p1.html
Feline Festivities: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c28/p1.html
Floweramon June 24, 2012, 3:25 PM EST.
jksdfbdhjajkfh June 24, 2012, 3:41 PM EST.
I mean, did Mike have to say “i hate you” and “you’re a parasite?”
Couldn’t he have just said “I’m sorry Lucy, i know you love me, but i dont and even if i did i can’t betray Sandy.”
Nightbolt June 24, 2012, 4:11 PM EST.
That lucky, lucky, lucky *******
ThisGuy June 24, 2012, 4:12 PM EST.
The very chapter you listed states and i quote “Nevermind the fact that I didn’t really speak… hell, she couldn’t even PRONOUNCE my name correctly!”
Maishul is how sandy pronounces Michael. she can’t seem to make the “CK” sound that the ch in michael makes. perhaps its her lineage, maybe her family speaks a native language other than english. but after YEARS you would think that she could say his name correctly. as a kid, its cute… but now its just plain annoying.
KitsuneHonor June 24, 2012, 7:33 PM EST.
@KitsuneHonor: Here’s Taeshi’s own words on the Michael/Maishul thing: http://www.formspring.me/taeshi/q/ 266793786066077902
Floweramon June 24, 2012, 8:57 PM EST.
Pro diffusion of my annoyance. If it’s a pet name I’ll go with it. I just kinda wish it had been demonstrated in some way in the comic. There was no “sorry i mispronounced your name” or anything like that to let us know she actually knew she had said it wrong. I suppose it can be inferred that if she heard other people talking to him she would get it but still.
Meh, its a small detain but to me, whom has the real name Michael, it was just annoying reading it over and over and her not even acting like she realized it wasn’t how you said it. Thank you for the link.
KitsuneHonor June 24, 2012, 9:08 PM EST.
@KitsuneHonor: No problem. Thought I’m with you in wanting it addressed in the comic just so there’s less confusion among the readers.
Floweramon June 24, 2012, 9:21 PM EST.
… I don’t HATE Sandy, nor do I favor her with Mike. Hearing “Maishul” really annoys me for some reason. It’s like, sure it’s a pet name, but when you only consider her age, you’d think she can pronounce it properly by now. But durr, obviously, pet name~ x)
Well, I’ll let this slide, Mike.. Enjoy this moment for now. I’m still mad at you jerk-face. And I agree with KitsuneHonor. SO MUCH. I agree. ugh..
Fangirl June 24, 2012, 9:24 PM EST.
admit it mick sandy looks ugly just say sry to lucy and go out with her
miles June 24, 2012, 10:42 PM EST.
Paw June 25, 2012, 8:09 AM EST.
Even though I’m on the MikexLucy ‘team,’ I’m happy for Mike at the moment. I think that this page is very well drawn, and the last panel could make anyone feel happy for Mike.
Person in the corner July 6, 2012, 6:07 PM EST.
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