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“I wanted to make this trip extra special for you.” Yet clearly dodges potential kiss moment. Also, in the third panel, Sandy’s mouth appears slightly unusual.
Wait just a moment, in the first two frames, does Sandy appear to be texting… WHILE talking to Mike?
Nikita July 2, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
CoolC July 2, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.
Oh mai gawsh, adowable
And special? Ohoho Sandy, ohoho.
Ace July 2, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Batman July 2, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
I appreciate the high cute feline female levels, but still needs more Lucy.
Hoheh! July 2, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Woah woah Sandy. WHERE DID YOU HEAR THAT.
/whisper/ who told you…
Apparently Sandy has a secret source of info. I wonder if she knows about Lucy?
Mayley July 2, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.
Finally! Kiss him next!
Dodd July 2, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
i find this moment to be just beautiful.
i don't know July 2, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
ooo i bet lucy got her number….and has been texting her….
yep for sure July 2, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.
So cute. These two make me bleed sugar. Oh and I totally called that - I knew Sandy got a text/message that Mike had nooooo idea about.
Though she totally ruined the drama of the moment by hugging him GUH SO MUCH CUTE
nyllyn July 2, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
It’s possible she’s kept in contact with Daisy, but then again, it hasn’t been mentioned by Daisy herself. She could be keeping contact with other friends in the area. Or it could be by the sound of his voice … or hell, maybe Lucy memorized her number and told Sandy that Mike was feeling down. It’s a wait and see moment.
Canny July 2, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.
all the dirty minds went into overdrive at “extra specail”
abowden July 2, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.
i wonder if mike will tell her why he was down? stay tuned for the next episode of bittersweet candy bowl. it’s loaded with drama and cats.
supertails19 July 2, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.
Lucy has just found out her entire life is a lie, that she never had any friends, that no one loves her, that she is forever alone, that her only hope for socializing is a jerk emo cat, and that what she thought was her true love and friend was nothing more then a sworn enemy.
An HE is down?
Doctor July 2, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.
I wish B. was as awesome as that OH WAIT.
And, as per the usual, (generic ‘art is pretty’ statement)
… Do we get to keep saying how outstanding the art is when outstanding is the new normal?
Just thought of this: what should BCB fans call themselves? I mean, Star Trek fans are Trekkies, what are BCB fans called?
Curtisimo - The Cavalry
Curtisimo July 2, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.
im starting to feel something weird about this… what she was checking in her phone?and who told her that mike has been down? if i say something wrong please tell me i need to learn more english.
Chileanguy July 2, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.
Wait a minute, how did she hear about that? She doesn’t talk to Daisy , who was open about their previous friendship… Maybe Lucy got her number from Mikes phone when he left it on the bed and said something, after all she did seem to only want him to be happy again after the confession cluster f*ck.
Anon-Anon July 2, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.
It is very entertaining seeing people post ‘frenjuiae’ or something and then watching it evolve into an actual legitimate comment. xD
@supertails19: I doubt he’ll tell her about all the drama with Lucy. If he does he’ll probably twist it because, really, who tells that to a girlfriend/boyfriend willingly?
Mayley July 2, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.
Maybe she just has spoken with Mike’s mom back when she used the house phone? Or maybe they still use land lines occasionally?
Termania July 2, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.
Sooo, I’m thinking that MAYBE Sandy’s been texting Lucy. And the ‘Extra Special’ is just teasing him and getting his hopes up, just so she can break up with him.
Cookie July 2, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.
HOLY **** THATS WHAT LUCY DID WITH HIS PHONE WHEN HE LEFT THE ROOM!
Its all coming together now
Order_66 July 2, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.
alright…. so she’s kept in touch with SOMEONE.
any ideas who?
OMG. when he left his phone on the bed and Lucy was in the room….. I bet she did something nice for him.
bahahaha, if so, Mike just reached an even more hilarious title of jack ***ery. 8D
if that’s it….. then Taeshi is brillaintttt.
anon July 2, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.
SURPRISE FOR MIKE (maybe)? Oh! let’s see then…
Also, I get the feeling that this scene has to do with the one where Lucy was in Mike’s room, alone with his phone, from “December”. O.O…… OMG, Lucy might’ve texted Sandy….. somthing like “please cheer him up” or “take care of him” and added to keep it quiet….. just a small speculation…….. If its true, then Mike…. you seem to have a big imagination about Lucy….. . Oh well, he’ll never know. Or Maybe he’ll get a hint and put 2 and 2 together to make four….. meh…. -shrugs-
Subaru July 2, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.
thats an old cellphone as i see >:D
lucioMJ July 2, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.
I’m pretty sure Sandy is texting Lucy. After all, Lucy most likely did get Sandy’s number from Mike’s phone that one time (as everyone above me has been saying), and besides, how else would Sandy know Mike has been feeling down? Lucy probably told Sandy that Mike has been feeling bad because she wants the best for him.
But then again, I could be entirely wrong. Maybe it’s the fact that I am a Mike X Lucy person, but oh well.
HimbeCat379 July 2, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.
Here we go. I have absolutely not guesses about what would happen next, I seriously am giddy over how there is absolutely NO way to predict what will happen next with the comic. That’s a good thing, it not being predictable.
I am excited to see the next issue!
The Guy in the Background July 2, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.
Ignoring the “I heard you were sad”, because wild mass guessing isn’t the fans’ strong suit….
Adorable. Mike finally gets to hug Sandy, and it’s bloody brilliant.
Excellent job on this page especially.
Kurtispj July 2, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.
@Mayley: he’ll have to tell her eventually or risk having lucy tell her. Also, i think it would be better for him to have an honest relationship with her. Although you do make a good point i doubt he’ll do anything to risk losing sandy, the girl he has been waiting for so long.
supertails19 July 2, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.
Sandy is tweeting all of Mike’s “adorableness” as she puts it.
RayleneQuinn July 2, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.
HE’S down? What about poor Lucy? That ******* destroyed her before he came for this “special visit.”
LucyLuv July 2, 2012, 12:24 AM EST.
kiss her mike
jun July 2, 2012, 12:24 AM EST.
My dirty mind is at work
Gomu July 2, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
I really do doubt that Sandy and Lucy are texting each other.
If anything, I doubt even more that Lucy would go through the trouble of memorizing Sandy’s number just to text her.
Honestly, what would those two girls be talking about? They’re polar opposites. o-o
Though I do believe that Lucy may have texted her during that small time span that Mike left her alone with his phone…
Really, what possessed him to leave his cellphone alone with Lucy? His only way to contact his girlfriend? I mean sure he was super excited but st—
Waitwait off track. Anyway, I think Lucy might have tweaked with his phone a little. >3> In a good way. xD
Mew July 2, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.
Why… does she keeps texting and talking to Mike? I mean, why would I be distracted with something else while talking to the person I care most?
SoUnpredictable July 2, 2012, 12:34 AM EST.
She was looking at the texts they had sent to each other, right? That’s what I’m perceiving here. WHO WOULD TELL HER THOSE THINGS. It’s kinda weird that she’d have other connections to what was happening back in.. wherever Mike lives, seeing as they’d either have to be creepin’ on Mike or Lucy to kind of know what happened OR be in his inner circle.
Or maybe Mike and Lucy’s relationship issues are just really well known in school. Or perhaps it’s about something totally different.
Either way, if they talk about it, I’m gonna throw my silent little fit over here, because that’s the biggest mood killer I can think of. BUT IT’S THE STORY SO <3
Mike better kiss his lady.
Man up, boy.
MAN UP AND KISS THE GODDAMN GIRL SO I CAN SQUEE AND ALSO HAVE CONFLICTED FEELS.
edit: If Lucy texted her about it like people are saying.. well, my head just might explode, because that is a real twist. I’m kinda hoping that’s what happened, because I would be so excited.
Oso-De-Clare July 2, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.
Will mike score? Are Lucy and Sandy secretly messaging eachother? Will Lucy recover from her depressing state? Who is Sandy texting NOW?! THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING MEEEE!!!!
WEDNESDAY Y U NO HEER YET?!
Concerned Citizen July 2, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.
I…just can’t really latch onto this chapter. It’s like trying to climb up a smooth faced cliff.
The art is good and the dialog is good…it’s just the direction, especially after all that’s happened. I guess I feel like I already kind of understand the gist of it.
Mike is happy, Sandy is happy, they’re both happy and I don’t get the sense that’s going to change anytime soon in the next few pages.
It’s just going to be more pages of them having a happy time together, which is nice, but a story needs conflict!
I feel the progression and the point in this chapter has already been made a few pages back already.
I guess I’m not as easy to stimulate through awkward and cute situations, or maybe I’m not really in need/looking for that kind of stimulation? Don’t find myself “squeeing”, “skwaking”, or whatever all the other people do till they get red in the face when others are put into a situation like Mike and Sandy.
Ah, but take my words with a grain of salt. My opinion is just one out of many and whatever it’s value might be, I like to put in my thoughts, since that’s what this comment section is for, right?
Keep up the great work and don’t let my opinions bother none. Just trying to give my honest input. If needed, just turn me to a dark corner of your mind, go “eh”, and keep on truckin’.
Syrophone July 2, 2012, 12:50 AM EST.
you can’t help but say “aww”
Cassandra July 2, 2012, 12:54 AM EST.
My guess is that when mike left his phone with Lucy, she texted sandy about mike, most likely telling her that he was down and to make the meeting worth it? But I may be wrong, I usually am
BlackBombay July 2, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.
She was texting and looking away for most of their convo… can’t help but feel like that’s a baaaad sign
Silverxphoenix July 2, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.
OH. MAH. GAWWD.
Lucy texted Sandy from Mike’s phone to tell her how he was down when he left the room. After he told her he hates her and that no one could love her. She’s going though depression, but she just wants him to be happy.
Now that’s a true friend.
(Okay, I know I’m just assuming, but STILL!!)
Taeshi, you should have seen my face when I read the 7th panel. You are an amazing artist and an incredible storyteller.
GingerKitten July 2, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.
hmm…well. I saw this conversation coming after reading this so i might as well reply with my wity replies. lol jk jk
Who remembers when Mike told Lucy he hated her and afterward she looked to the phone? She probally texted Sandy telling her that Mike will most likely be in a down mood. who knows, guess we’ll find out.
Nakomiwolf July 2, 2012, 1:09 AM EST.
perhaps lucy did use mikes phone to text sandy. and she told her make mike happy by being there for em.
Felix July 2, 2012, 1:10 AM EST.
Yes… EXTRA SPECIAL…
HERR HERR HERR.
But on a more serious note, Sandy and Mike are adorable
JimmyP424 July 2, 2012, 1:11 AM EST.
What if Lucy texted sandy that night Mike yelled at her and told Sandy Mike was upset then deleted the message she sent and that’s what Sandy means.
Just a thought.
Jax July 2, 2012, 1:14 AM EST.
TraceLegacySSOF July 2, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.
….anyone else see a hot coffee moment coming along?
Sethorien July 2, 2012, 1:18 AM EST.
to all speculating about what Lucy may have done, I love you! I think she has the ability to always. ALWAYS, wonder about Mikes well being even if she SUCKS at expressing it.
Kikimmicoa July 2, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.
I’m worried for Lucy, not because of this whole texting business y’all are saying, but how in the hell do you think she feels right now? What’s gonna happen to her?
What if Sandy decides to visit the town and BAM, Lucy she’s the 2 together and then what? More depressing bedroom scenes of her crying in the dark? Or worse? (I do doubt that, but Taeshi is known for trickery and twists!)
I CAN’T TAKE IT I TELL YOU I CAN’T TAKE IT. -ded.-
Jinx. July 2, 2012, 1:25 AM EST.
Oh boy, extra special? I worry that extra special part of the trip could leave their relationship in shambles
nalem July 2, 2012, 1:27 AM EST.
Damn mike…GET IT IN!!!!!
Bleep bloop July 2, 2012, 1:38 AM EST.
I’VE GOT IT!!! Sandy’s connection back in Mike’s town is Final Fantasy Cat! They’ve got the same fur thing going on, so they’re probably related. Plus he keeps tabs on everyone. I’ve got it figured out
Stevum July 2, 2012, 1:42 AM EST.
I don’t think she’s texting and not giving him her full undivided attention, i believe she is just flipping through all the ridiculous text messages he sent her, and reminiscing about them.
Candy Corn Lover July 2, 2012, 1:43 AM EST.
This has a peculiar CandyCorn flavor..>.>
Candy Corn Lover July 2, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.
Also, judging from the last conversation Lucy had, I think she’s going to attempt suicide
Stevum July 2, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.
For some reason, this page has made me hate Mike even more. He’s so happy and care free, hugging his girlfriend while Lucy is in such a bad depression that even her bedroom turned grey. I really hope things come back to bite Mike in the butt.
BLG July 2, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.
Though Sandy might be a cheeky minx underneath all that.
Sure, she might be doing some drama texting while she’s talking to Mike, but she could also be itching for close contact Mike time and is texting her mom some excuse not to return to her immediately after the show, not telling Mike though cause Sandy isn’t sinful, and telling him that she’s making an excuse to hang out with him might just give him a case of the boing.
She also mentions him feeling down and thus wanting to make this trip extra special, a classic move of being the shining angel of hope for someone, which can be really exciting for the subject to be healed, but can also lead to quick boredom of the giver cause in this case Sandy is a model whipped forward by her overshadowing mom and Mike could be just the right excuse to validate her own worth in a twisted manner.
tl; dr: Mike might get Succubus’d by Sandy, sucked dry and tossed aside in the end, while Lucy, despite her extreme tsun tsun side would probably stay at Mikes side forever, if things just were perfect.
Geist July 2, 2012, 1:50 AM EST.
Sandy mike yay no
-_- July 2, 2012, 1:54 AM EST.
I love it sooooo cute! Eeeeeeee!
Waugh July 2, 2012, 1:57 AM EST.
Something tells me Lucy’s involved with the info… oooohhhhh
eatedurtaco July 2, 2012, 1:59 AM EST.
“I wanted to make this trip extra special”
is girl-code for:
“we is gonna have the sex”
BMcG July 2, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.
Sure, Mike’s the one who’s been down lately.
KiwiKoala July 2, 2012, 2:11 AM EST.
I wouldn’t be suprised if it was all a dream. I mean IT HAS GONE A LITTLE TOO PERFECTLY SO FAR.
I like how Sandy ignores him and hes like “girl look at me when I’m talkin to you.”
So what comes next? Dinner and a movie? ROMANTIC WALK IN THE PARK?
Smchoke and a pancake?
Mr. Ridiculous July 2, 2012, 2:24 AM EST.
IS SHE TOUCHING HIS *****
But in all seriousness, thank you mama tashi, I have been waiting for my maishulXsandy. God. It is so good.
SynthyK July 2, 2012, 2:36 AM EST.
It’s interesting… very interesting. I always wondered if Lucy did anything to his phone. I thought she might’ve thrown it away in her barf bag, but that wasn’t the case. It’s an interesting theory! It would be very interesting to see how Mike would react if he learned Lucy, after all he’d done, still wanted to make him happy. On another note; I’m mad that she’s texting during that crutial moment in the first place! I mean c’mon woman, even if it was your mom calling and she would get super mad if you didn’t pick up, you haven’t seen the guy in YEARS!
I also hope Mike starts acting like normal again (quit acting like an embarrased squirrel!)… I also remember the Mike that always tried to beat Lucy at video games and sports! The Mike that could handle a kick to the shin and laugh it off! Where did that guy go?! IDK… maybe that guy hasn’t changed at all. Maybe it’s just the shipper in me finding another excuse to complain about this… cute *eyetwitch* couple.
(They really are a good couple… but I like the kind of couple who avoids showing off their relationship status, but can get emotional when it counts. When couples start giving eachother nicknames, giggling at everything the other one says, and sharing the same soda only with two straws? Nope. I just can’t get into that stuff.)
Anyway, I’m really looking forward to seeing more of Sandy’s personality traits. So far, she seems to be just as angelic as percieved - having a good sense of humor and a caring personality… With my opinions thoroughly shared… thank’s Taeshi, and looking forward to the next update!
Chinatsu July 2, 2012, 2:39 AM EST.
@Mr. Ridiculous: I really hope this is not some elaborate dream and if it was I’d be fine with seeing them go on a romantic walk in the park. Just keep up with the adorable couple moments… for now.
@Chinatsu: I think sandy is looking up some of mike’s earlier texts like she was doing in the previous comic page when she started reading some of mike’s old texts. “casual wear is fine right?” “Do you want me turning up early?”
supertails19 July 2, 2012, 2:40 AM EST.
I’m suspicious of Sandy’s tapping…
Just-a-Lurker July 2, 2012, 2:55 AM EST.
KISS DA GIIIIIIRL.
abbles July 2, 2012, 3:03 AM EST.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrzAtvpOlLA Oh come on!
Zero July 2, 2012, 3:08 AM EST.
Nuka July 2, 2012, 3:08 AM EST.
You doorknobs, she’s not texting lucy, she’s reading mikes old texts!
Yayleo July 2, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.
Said like a true gentleman.
Nikita July 2, 2012, 3:31 AM EST.
figures that someone by the name of “Doctor” makes such a stupid comment.
how is mike an “emo”?
people who use that word as an insult are so far beyond “stupid” that they shouldn’t even count as “people” anymore, but lower lifeforms that should be killed on sight, or atleast stripped of all rights.
calling mike an emo, then going to defend an equally emotional character… truly the epitome of idiocy.
you know, i can’t help but feel annoyed that they FINALLY get to meet again after so long… and sandy is texting on her damn phone.
is that how you greet someone you supposedly love so much, after being apart for so long? you ignore them and text on your $1200 phone?
Thanatos July 2, 2012, 3:38 AM EST.
damn all shes doing for the first few slides is texting and reading
Quild July 2, 2012, 4:14 AM EST.
Either Lucy texted something to Sandy when she was alone in Mike’s room after her burned her to a crisp, or she’s gonna have some super secret plot-twisting ties to Augustus.
Oh man. I can’t wait~
Konikaa July 2, 2012, 4:34 AM EST.
Ooh I’m liking sandy more and more and I don’t know why.
taNi July 2, 2012, 4:36 AM EST.
top right corner panel SANDY HAS FANGS :ohcrapface:
paulosawesome July 2, 2012, 4:46 AM EST.
Tell him Sandy. Tell him it was Lucy. Then smack the phone upside his head and break up with him tell him to go run to Lucy or die.
Cyph July 2, 2012, 4:54 AM EST.
lucy could of text sandy by having her cell phone number but it could also be some one els. i just have this gutsy feeling its someone els and not lucy or daisy. sandy said wail he was texting her she notist he was down. That means she new it was him but wail she was texting on the first two blocks it was some one els and look she’s smiling. she totally has a secret she’s not telling him.
Robyn July 2, 2012, 5:06 AM EST.
Is that what Lucy did with Mike’s phone in December? Tell Sandy about Mike?
Remember, when she was just looking at the phone dramatically?
God, that’d be so nice of her in a way— I really like the idea of that happening.
Milkfruit July 2, 2012, 5:38 AM EST.
I think Sandy is just browsing the rest of Michael’s texts.. that’s why he asks if he’s that entertaining.
An yeah they ARE cute, but omg i seriously can’t not hate Michael anyway.. i mean, i have been sympathetic with fictional characters before, but i have felt kinda heartbroken ever since i read “december”! I guess i need a shrink more than Abbey does…
Cavara July 2, 2012, 5:42 AM EST.
Says “extra special”, yet spends first two panels texting someone, and another three panels checking her phone?
Dodges epic reunion kiss moment?
I SENSE MIKE DEPRESSION UP AHEAD. IT’S OKAY MIKE, YOU STILL GOT LUC… NOT ANY MORE *******
Kuro July 2, 2012, 5:43 AM EST.
That isn’t Sandy, that’s Lucy in a wig!
Sly July 2, 2012, 6:00 AM EST.
And then Sandy went down on Mike and he realized she was a terrible lover and broke up with her.
Leo-Inu July 2, 2012, 6:08 AM EST.
I’m REALLY curious how she knew he’s been “down” recently? Whos she been talking to? I’m starting to wonder if Sandy is as wonderful as she seems? I dislike the fact that it seems that she is texting whilst meeting the man of her dreams for the first time, it comes across as rather rude. Unless of course she was reading all his cute overreactive text messages then I guess thats fine. I do have friends who text whilst we are talking and I have to admit it bugs me a lot, if they are here to see me then they should focus on me, unless the text is urgent. We will just have to wait a see.
Kit July 2, 2012, 6:18 AM EST.
Tactical Nuke! Inbound!
Ronyle143 July 2, 2012, 6:44 AM EST.
And then they had sex.
Kinataro July 2, 2012, 6:55 AM EST.
Texting during a date? How rude. Now who could she be texting, like we are’nt all guessing in our heads.
Teddy July 2, 2012, 7:01 AM EST.
oh my god, how stupid is thanatos… and we can’t help him ‘cause he doesn’t read other people’s comments (and this demonstrates his stupidity).
boh... July 2, 2012, 7:26 AM EST.
why texting while Mike is in front of you, eh Sandy?
Bolverk July 2, 2012, 7:37 AM EST.
Hmm… Honestly, I wouldn’t put it past Hayley to have taken his phone and said the same sort of things about Mike being a tight-*** to Sandy as she did to Lucy
IF it really was Lucy though, well…. ****.
RoMagnoli July 2, 2012, 7:50 AM EST.
Oh! I just had a little moment of genius. Lucy still wants Mike to be happy, even if its with Sandy, like she said at that one point. So she took Sandy’s number and told her how sad mike is when he’s not with her. Even after this, she still wants him to be happy! If I’m right, then Mike will probably be pretty unhappy when he finds out.
I hope I’m right.
Blossom July 2, 2012, 7:51 AM EST.
Oooooh. I think Lucy took her number during that one chapter (remember how she was staring at Mikes phone?) She might have made contact with Sandy. O.o
D(r)aGon88 July 2, 2012, 7:54 AM EST.
@Stevum Reading through the comments pretty late, so you probably won’t see this, but still, I doubt Sandy knows Augustus. Not like it’s not possible, but you know how people say Sandy and Lucy are polar opposites? I don’t think so. No, Sandy and AUGUSTUS are polar opposites. To HS readers, they’d fit as kismets.
RoMagnoli July 2, 2012, 7:58 AM EST.
Enjoy this moment while it last, Mike. Sandy is bound to find out what really occurred and then the drama will truly begin.
Nimbus26 July 2, 2012, 8:51 AM EST.
Oh Sandy, I’m liking you more than I thought I would! I’m happy for the positive balance to December
As for the random texting, I’ll take a guess that…..it’s her mom! I know if I went out of town to meet a guy, my mom would wanna know if I met up with him and if everything was okay. Plus, she did just do a fashion show!
Shoogie July 2, 2012, 9:12 AM EST.
Guys, I don’t think she was texting. I think she was just looking through his previous texts after she read the cute/worried ones aloud…
Boo July 2, 2012, 9:18 AM EST.
Did Lucy tell Sandy before “December” happened..
Anyway this page is adorable <3 Still loving the water colors
ChexMix July 2, 2012, 9:21 AM EST.
So far everything that I have seen in this chapter doesnt feel right. People who usually meet up after a long time due to long term relationships cant seem to keep their hands from each other either hugging or holding hands and even kissing. So far all they have done is a little hugging and playing with each others faces. The other thing that feels odd is Sandys lack of attention even though it was only for a few panels; why would she be distracted enough to not respond to Mike? Is there another guy shes texting? Has she developed brother/sister-like feelings towards Mike after all these years and doesnt know how to tell him her lack of feelings? (I had a friend who was very close and would say I love you. I had a huge crush on him and it wasnt until a misshap and a very long talk that I found out it was more that he thought of me as a sister, never a lover.)
Im not a MikexSandy shipper nor a MikexLucy but I still feel like something bad should come Mikes way.. you know.. Karma? It would be terribly ironic if Sandy left lovestruck Mike to the wolves just as Mike did to Lucy. If this may be the outcome will Mike go back to Lucy? Will Lucy take him back or realize her own worth in that time??? SUSPENSE!
Kelcie July 2, 2012, 9:31 AM EST.
After reading the previous page, I agree with you!
Shoogie July 2, 2012, 9:42 AM EST.
Yeah i’m sure Michael is the one that’s been a little down lately
Oh the other hand Sandy doesn’t even remember Daisy … why should she care about Lucy?
Cavara July 2, 2012, 9:45 AM EST.
I wonder who the little bird is, or if Sandy has noticed from what Mikes been talking about lately.
My first thought is Lucy, she was focused on that phone in December, and we never knew what happened between then and her clearing after herself. I’ld like to hope Lucy would continue to go with her attempts to be happy and support what Mike wants, by telling Sandy that Mike’s been somewhat unhappy, she feels it might of been her fault, and hopes she can make him happy.
But it’s hard to believe Lucy would be willing enough to do that from the midst of the depression that took her so. But it would be a nice parting gesture I suppose. Of course, it could be that Sandy is texting her mother, and extra special means “time to meet my parents!”
Jennytablina July 2, 2012, 9:54 AM EST.
I mean literally, her face ends up kinda square in half her panels.
Booka July 2, 2012, 9:55 AM EST.
You have a point, but I think she may be looking through Mike’s old messages, considering that was what she was doing in the last panel of Fridays page, and he says “am I really that entertaining” in the third panel, after looking at Sandy on her phone.
Right you are.
Just saying... July 2, 2012, 10:22 AM EST.
THANK YOU! I have no idea why people are jumping to the conclusion that she’s texting in the middle of his visit.
Boo July 2, 2012, 10:32 AM EST.
Kiss de girl
Sebastian July 2, 2012, 10:32 AM EST.
Easy. Lucy made a fake “Furrybook” account, with a super handsome cat dude profile, and now she’s texting Sandy as this guy.
Lolllama July 2, 2012, 10:41 AM EST.
I think it could go either way and still work, to be honest.
Neospector July 2, 2012, 10:43 AM EST.
GET OFF YOUR DAMN PHONE.
xLLx July 2, 2012, 10:49 AM EST.
Why was Sandy texting when she was talking to Mike. For god sake Sandy, you have finally seen your boyfriend you haven’t seen in forever. WHY TEXT?!?!?!
Notpop78 July 2, 2012, 11:02 AM EST.
this page trolled me first my Internet got screwed while I was typing the URL ,second It didn’t load the first time so it got cut so I can’t see the last few panels,I saw alitle pink so I gusse sandy kissed mike,third I reloaded the page she didn’t kiss him just hugged him
ME: FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUuuuUUuU—-(rage face)
jell-o July 2, 2012, 11:18 AM EST.
2bwts!!! —-REMEMBER LUCY TOOK MIKES PHONE—-(I think gotqchek)
also if teashi or any u others don’t make le dirty version of ” extra special ” I’ll make one and **** my self :3
jell-o July 2, 2012, 11:25 AM EST.
GAH. Mike x ANY GIRL = THE END OF THE WORLD!!!!
Gogogo text away Sandy! >:33
Nightbolt July 2, 2012, 11:30 AM EST.
Gotta admit, Mikey-boy, you earned it.
Don’t leave Lucy in the lurch now that you’ve had your little speshul moment, hm?
StushiJaguar July 2, 2012, 11:34 AM EST.
Could it be that Lucy cares so much about Mike that even though he seriously hurt her, she texted and asked Sandy to make him happy? Maybe she figured Sandy could do what she couldn’t… This is a very sad hypothesis and I hope I’m wrong…
Xenos July 2, 2012, 11:38 AM EST.
GRR…..I hate seeing Mike happy!
Nightbolt July 2, 2012, 11:40 AM EST.
Poor lucy :’(.
Its a shame mike yelled at her like that.
Telling her nobody loves her.
Zandramus July 2, 2012, 11:58 AM EST.
I KNOW RIGHT!?!?
Wait….i think i know you from somewhere….. do you read Warriors?
Nightbolt July 2, 2012, 12:29 PM EST.
why mike why ???
i don’t understand you
BcBfan174 July 2, 2012, 1:16 PM EST.
Ooooh! I want to see some real romance now. Kissing and dating and enjoying each other and stuff. For once in this series, it’d be such a relief!
Nimbus July 2, 2012, 1:21 PM EST.
She was probably texting who ever has been keeping her updated on the situation to let them know Mike arrived safely. The obvious assumption would be that it was Lucy who texted her that one time back in Mike’s room… but it could also be someone else outside of the group we know. I’m going to go the dark route here and throw out the possibility that Sandy may have someone who’s been spying on the Lucy and Mike situation, and may have been trying to subtly influence this result all along. Maybe Sandy is like the Dahlia Hawthorne of BSCB. …. Nawwwww
Lumi July 2, 2012, 1:25 PM EST.
More Lucy please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Less awkward reunion stuff!!!!!!!
Kenshin July 2, 2012, 1:52 PM EST.
Hand in his pants special?
Fluffy July 2, 2012, 2:26 PM EST.
MikexLucy fan’s favorite song is 50 Way’s to Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon~
Huh? July 2, 2012, 2:29 PM EST.
“Extra special”, Eh? Me thinks mike gon get laid…
Flippy July 2, 2012, 4:01 PM EST.
Hm, this makes me think that Lucy looked at Mike’s phone to get Sandy’s phone number. Probably so she could ask Sandy to cheer Mike up and make him happy. After all, Lucy seems genuinely concerned for Mike’s well-being, and there was an obvious implication that she did /something/ with Mike’s phone.
That’s just my theory…
BlueSaved July 2, 2012, 4:05 PM EST.
i think you guys missed the connection with the previous strip. In the last pannels Sandy is reading up SMS Mike sent her earlier that day “what should i wear/ should i pop up early, etc”
It’s likely there for the transition, she read the mails now she’s closing the mails/phone.
bakataichou July 2, 2012, 5:21 PM EST.
“Just thought of this: what should BCB fans call themselves? I mean, Star Trek fans are Trekkies, what are BCB fans called?
Curtisimo - The Cavalry
how bout Candies?
horpdorp July 2, 2012, 5:34 PM EST.
I feel like a bitter one atm
Cavara July 2, 2012, 5:57 PM EST.
i am so sorry but i hate sandy for hurting lucy, it was her fault for killing the friendshep between lucy and mike and also one more thing if you are going to meet up with your long lost boyfriend get of the ****ing phone and talk too him face to face. PS sorry for my spelling.
robyn July 2, 2012, 6:15 PM EST.
AND THEN THEY BANGED.
That is all.
Baeleox July 2, 2012, 6:26 PM EST.
No way….did Lucy tell her that with Mike’s phone!?
Lynnthoria July 2, 2012, 6:31 PM EST.
So I just re-read December (I’m tempted to go off-topic, but even though I still majorly dislike Mike’s tactic I get more of his anger now). I really don’t believe that Lucy sent Sandy a tip-off text about Mike. I don’t think she did anything, not to mention that if she had, when Mike went back to the phone when Lucy left he didn’t notice a reply or sent text or anything. Sandy probably heard from someone else or just figured that would be the case because of things she and Mike might’ve texted about.
In other news, I too am suspicious about who she is texting while talking to him IN THE FLESH. I know you’re a super-cool metropolitan model, but still… But I am satisfied with a hug. They haven’t been able to have one, and she wanted to make him feel better. I think a kiss would not have fit the feeling.
Edit: You’re right, she was looking at old texts. Nevermind on the suspicion then!
And I know this is getting long, but in reply to Curtismo’s comment, maybe we’d be candy-eaters or sweet teeth or something? Since we love the Bittersweet Candy Bowl.
Shi-chan July 2, 2012, 6:58 PM EST.
I guess she’s like one of those teens who are conjoined with their phone. xD
It would be funny if they were talking and texting each other at the same time.
Derp July 2, 2012, 7:11 PM EST.
Could it be…
Nah, it’s impossible!
Mil Faces July 2, 2012, 7:38 PM EST.
Meow? This is cute.
Teiresiascat July 2, 2012, 7:57 PM EST.
Something’s going on with Sandy and that phone…
And in the 9th panel, I really got my hopes up for Mike x Sandy, even though I wasn’t originally a shipper, they’ve been growing on me. Then I was like, aww, just a hug, in the next few panels…
But I am getting suspicious with that phone.
Marzi July 2, 2012, 8:53 PM EST.
Did you guys notice (obviously) that she’s texting while talking to mike. I wonder who she’s texting and how she’s gonna make mikes visit ‘special’
Madge July 2, 2012, 9:09 PM EST.
I vote candybowlers as a name for bcb fans.
I REAAAAALLLY hope that the anonomous texter is actually Lucy trying to help Mike and Sandy in thier relationship. I highley doubt it’s Daisy since she was complaining about how Sandy did’nt even mention that she was coming to roseville.
If this scenario happens it means
1.Lucy will have grown as a person.
2.Mike and Sandy will be all hunky dory with lucy
3.Lucy will move on.
Moozers July 2, 2012, 10:25 PM EST.
Guys, Sandy is not texting. She’s looking up Mike’s texts from before in fascination.
Nimbus July 2, 2012, 10:33 PM EST.
se7en July 2, 2012, 10:35 PM EST.
Nooo, wait, wait. I think what Sandy was doing is checking the other texts Mike sent her, ya know, freaking out about the modelling event and all that. That’s what he meant by “am I THAT entretaining?” and she by “you’re adorable!” . At first I thought she was texting, too; and that Mike’s “am I that entretaining?” comment was sarcasm. But yeah. Now the only thing is who told Sandy Mike’s being down lately. I consider the Lucy theory, too… but, it doesn’t sound right. So I doubt it. Or, who knows! we’ll see.
V July 2, 2012, 10:38 PM EST.
Is Mike getting laid in this Chapter? >->
Nugget July 2, 2012, 10:38 PM EST.
Wow i was 3 pages behind. Damn job. Its cool watching them interact. Finaly she has a personality and doesn’t look like a dumb blond. But what i noticed more than anything, is that well………..she’s a lucy clone I know its wierd to say that after all this time; and i don’t mean she’s just like lucy i mean her face! Realy look at it. I never realy noticed, i thought it once but NO its lucy just with extra hair. Take that away and its the same design. Her extra hair made me not notice. I feel like loise lane not getting superman and clark kent r the same guy just because of the glasses8-D
JustSomeCritic July 2, 2012, 10:53 PM EST.
O and if u don’t believe me, look at her on pannel 3, and peel away the black hair
JustSomeCritic July 2, 2012, 10:55 PM EST.
O_O OH GOD. I HAZ A FEELING THAT SANDY KNOWS SOMETHING… I mean, how ELSE would she know Mike was feeling down unless someone actually knew her number and texted her…. and if Lucy was scrolling through Mike’s phone….
A Lightbulb. Just turned on, RIGHT above mai head. BECAUSE IT ALLL MAKES SENSE NOW…
Hashi July 2, 2012, 11:15 PM EST.
no, that the name of my character on World of Warcraft on realm barthilas.
couldn’t think of a different name at the time .
zandramus July 2, 2012, 11:31 PM EST.
“HOLY **** SANDY PULLED OUT A PHONE AND IS TEXTING. WHAT COULD THIS MEAN?”
Guys… Guys. Seriously. People text people. I mean not the best timing.. But c’mon. This whole conversation has been seconds long, and you’re trying to find alterior motives?
Serge July 2, 2012, 11:38 PM EST.
RAPEIST ALERT! lol
Gonna b making it EXTRA special…
better not have a repeat of Paulo Tess Rachel and Jess again =.=
Ikuto July 2, 2012, 11:56 PM EST.
I agree with you
zandramus July 3, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.
SHE WANTS THE D. SHE TOTALLY WANTS IT. But he’s gonna screw it up cause he’s a jerk.
Lord Cat July 3, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.
W HAT THE F/CK? Is Tess permanently out of the picture? I liked her and all, but she just took Paulo away from his soulmate, Lucy! I’m nuetral with her. But Mike and Sandy can GO BURN IN THE FIERY DEPTHS OF THE UNFORGIVING H/LL THAT IS THEIR LIFE!!!! KTHXBYE
MikeHater443 July 3, 2012, 12:51 AM EST.
I’m just glad its not one of those “Hi I havnt seen you in a while, then walk away akward moments” They look so happy! :3
Drew July 3, 2012, 1:18 AM EST.
And for people who think Mike is a jerk, he isn’t. He stood up for what he believed was right and stood by the girl he loved. Wouldn’t you do the same? Lucy didn’t deserve the way she was treated, but hey, niether did Mike. As long as Mike loves her, let him have her. And people who still wouldn’t agree, C’est la vie. Thats life.
Drew July 3, 2012, 1:25 AM EST.
I bet she’s sending Mike a special love message >.< So jealous…
thedragon133 July 3, 2012, 1:38 AM EST.
This Always Keeps me Wondering
NirvaNOX182 July 3, 2012, 4:33 AM EST.
uuuugh when will this chapter end its never ending just like that one chapter in 09 that was 80 something pages long
Alopex July 3, 2012, 7:26 AM EST.
she good…she good =_=
Flaze July 3, 2012, 8:17 AM EST.
Due to a thunderstorm that hit my area on Sunday, I was unable to read this update until just now. I was nerve racked thinking about all the ways mike could mess this up……but after reading this comic now I get the feeling everything will be alright. ^.^ Love you mike, and love you sandy!
Frodomann1 July 3, 2012, 10:34 AM EST.
what happened to lucy? this is so boring i want to know about her!
p- chan July 3, 2012, 12:40 PM EST.
i think lucy texted sandy that mike was alittle down or something i just don’t know why… i dont know..
??? July 3, 2012, 12:41 PM EST.
My first inclination was to think that Lucy texted Sandy about Mike as well. I also considered the possibility of Daisy informing Sandy of Mike but judging how she reacted to the news of the Sandy visit at the party…I kind of doubt that. If she and Sandy kept in better touch, I would assume that Sandy would inform Daisy of her return. On the other hand, if Sandy know’s Mike is particularly upset, maybe she doesn’t want anyone else to know she is around so she and Mike can have special QT without interruption. Back to the Lucy texting idea, I am not completely convinced Lucy would do that either. While she clearly showed she was happy for Mike that Sandy was coming to visit…Mike shot her down really really hard to a point where Lucy vomited….I can’t imagine her being even remotely amicable towards mike after such a verbal beating.
So who knows! Once again, Taeshi leaves the plot wide open for speculation…just how I like it
Iris July 3, 2012, 2:42 PM EST.
like i said in last page..i dont like sandy. mike used to be my favorite character but ever since the lucy incident ihes not. lucy may be a meanie but thats just her. mike doesnt realize who saved his life back in that ally or how lucy always made him laugh when he was down. sandy doesnt see evrything lucy has done. but at least lucy apologizes. sandy and mike should realize the truth. lucy is the girl for mike. lately paulo has showed he really cares about lucy. he is now my top favorite boy character. i feel with lucy. this exactly happened to my friend abbey. she is exactly like lucy. and she only shows her true self when with those she trusts. mike has dissapointed me. lucy, i am on ur side. i hope the other bcb characters dont stop being friends with lucy. mike u strung lucy along. if u didnt want to be friends with her u never should have looked at her let alone talk to her. so in actuality ur the one at fault. has sandy ever been there for u every step of the way. i hope sandy realizes what mike did to lucy. thats my opinion anyways. taeshi congrats on ur 71st chapter. the way you drew these comics are amazing. i wish i could be as good as you. ill study even harder now.
melberry12 July 3, 2012, 6:08 PM EST.
Sorry but i hate sandy make thees pages go faster and want to see lucy. i understand her pain.
robyn July 3, 2012, 6:22 PM EST.
Oh, the suspense is killing me! The plot thickens by the minute! Can’t wait till Wednesday! :3
Aly July 3, 2012, 7:23 PM EST.
Am I the only one that thinks she could be talking to Daisy? herp derp
Marik July 3, 2012, 9:09 PM EST.
I wish this arc went on for a lot longer than just 31 pages, just to spite the people whining about the lack of Lucy and being catty towards Sandy.
Laughing July 3, 2012, 9:36 PM EST.
are multiple pages uploaded on mondays, wednesdays and fridays or just one?
zandramus July 3, 2012, 10:18 PM EST.
I’m guessing Mike is so used to Lucy being a obstacle in his life that he never really acknowledged the fact that she might have realized she needed to change, but it’s a bit rough when the stupid jerk won’t even care if Lucy were to die. just became
I really like Sandy though, I honestly have nothing against her except the times where she hurt Daisy’s feelings.
Minty Winter July 4, 2012, 2:28 AM EST.
KISS HER!!!! KISS HER MUTHAFACKA!!!!!
Heylolnaw!!! July 4, 2012, 11:34 AM EST.
Karma’s a boomarang, Maishul. And you’ve done some serious throwing. I know this is supposed to be your big happy moment but I’m looking forward to dat rebound for once!
toast July 5, 2012, 2:41 AM EST.
“I heard you were a little down lately”
hmmmm? Didn’t a someone tell him earlier that they were ‘happy’ to see him ‘happy’ again?
Someone September 2, 2012, 4:43 PM EST.
I think the perfect matching song for this chapter is Blackout City by Anamanaguchi.
AnimeGenie March 26, 2013, 10:34 AM EST.
The Suspicion Gears are turning!
Barosepha July 18, 2013, 5:29 AM EST.
Mike, you’re smelling her hair!
meep September 20, 2013, 7:00 PM EST.
F*** YOU SANDY
TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 12:21 AM EST.
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