71. Just Beautiful, page posted 8/15/12

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Comment ID #225478

;_;I need a hug too

The Real Lee August 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225479

AWWW…

Firefly August 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225480

Impressive. And I thought this comic couldn’t get any more depressing. This may be the first time that Lucy doesn’t give her pets the entirety of her attention. I think that now that Mike has become better, noted by him trying to comfort Lucy, Lucy is going to do something similar to Mike’s “I hate you because you suck.” speech.

Nikita August 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225481

And lucy doesn’t even care that Yashy cries.

the cookies. August 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225482

Man.. that was cold… and sad… I love this comic tho
I have to say that, I truly can’t wait for the next chapter.. so many things I want to know about how lucy is gonna get over this.
I would love to know what Paulo thinks, but most of all, I want to know how things are gonna work now, is everyone getting apart? are they gonna stay together?? I GOT TO KNOW!

Sam August 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225483

That’s deep

Mr. Happy August 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225484

Hope they make up soon

snow August 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225485

Pretty, but sad :(

Silhouette August 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225486

:( I hope there’s some way to mend the friendship.

nalem August 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225487

Well that just ruined my evening…….. ._.

Frodomann1 August 15, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225488

A sad ending but still a great chapter

Skyheart August 15, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #225489

Where’s chirpy’s hug! I’ll give her a hug!

UltimateZ August 15, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #225490

Most heartbreaking chapter

Mr.Mab August 15, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #225491

Such a sad way to end the chapter! :(
Now we just have to wait until Friday to see what will happen with Mike, Sandy or whoever the next chapter is about..

HimbeCat379 August 15, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #225492

Woah this is just absolutely depressing. The snow reminds me of Christmas though.

Lava Flower August 15, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #225493

Yeah. That’s about how I saw it ending. :( yashy is gonna have a lot to deal with. Hopefully lily is gonna be able to handle it. She’s like a mother to them, but even a mother can only take so much before she breaks down too.

Legion August 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #225494

This is really a touching moment and a very great ending to a chapter. All I’m wondering now is what’s going to happen when school is back up and running and what everyone is going to do when everything is laid out.

Izeya August 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #225495

Lucy no longer depends on Mike. She is free! Or a new bond will be created via sue’s play.

MagicMan August 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #225496

Woah. Nice job with the snow.

Lucy’s really retreated into herself… She’s leaving her pets alone to cry. I think she’s going to be even more of an Ice Queen to everybody, leaving none to know what the hell happened.

Except Mike.

:(

Edit: Holy ****. Suddenly, comments!

Plantsforhire August 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #225497

I hope Yashi gets over it soon, having your ship sink can be a heart breaking experience, but in all honesty, I feel more sorry for lucy than I do Yashi.

abowden August 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #225498

;_; How is this gonna turn out alright? Will it even turn out alright? And will Gussie’s master plan finally unfold soon..?
Physically incapable of not reading this, omg

Konikaa August 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #225499

I think this would be the perfect end for BCB

Naruko August 15, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #225500

Yashyyy ._. Oh man this is a REALLY sad ending :( I also feel bad for Lucy, having to say ‘he has a girlfriend’

SilviaTW August 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #225501

One day i’m really gonna kill you mike

jun yang August 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #225502

Talk about a downer. :( Hopefully by the end of the series, most of the situations will be resolved on a good note.

Nimbus26 August 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #225503

Lucy must seriously be out of it if she isn’t running to Yashi’s rescue. Seriously, it’s see odd to see her crying. All that confidence that I’m so used to seeing etched on her face is…

Gone.

Gosh, I really don’t think Mike has any clue how much of an impact he made on Lucy and her little pet family. I’m starting to wonder if it’s healthy that he has made so much of an impact on them actually. Hopefully in the next chapter, we’ll see Lucy and Yashi get over him… Not sure how quickly Yashi’ll get over it but I’m sure the quicker Lucy does, Yashi’ll eventually follow.

Nanai August 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #225504

Sad :(
I hope the next chapter is a bit happier, or at least has something good happening to lucy, she needs it…

Order_66 August 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #225505

Also, Mike is no longer a “cheater” paulo used to shout at him for. He is completely and utterly devoted.

MagicMan August 15, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #225506

Ahg.. Things are reaching new lows. Lets hope it picks up in the next chapter.

Tom-the-Foxey August 15, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #225507

Are you sure about that Mr. Magicman. Are you sure? >3>

Nanai August 15, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #225508

This page really says a lot, mostly the cold winter atmosphere adding to Lucy’s isolation and the sadness her pets are feeling. Everything pulled together without actually saying anything or having [End] tacked onto the end of a typical page; this works very well standing alone and you should definitely try this more when possible. Keep up the good work Veronica.

Silver August 15, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #225509

Lucy needs time shes not being cold yashi will need time too.

Sahchan August 15, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #225510

I think this is a reminder of Yashy’s importance in Lucy’s life. She’s probably feeling really low, but for Lucy to be able to ignore her like that? You know it’s just horrible. This is such a poignant page; the full splash really emphasizes that really, there’s nothing else to say, just tears to shed. I hope Lily can stay strong, for all of their sakes..,

RC August 15, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #225511

Even though Yashy is a jerk. I feel really bad for. It must be hard for her, her parents are divorcing is what she must be feeling. ;_; ._.

DeathfromAbove August 15, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #225512

Awwwww!I hope the next page shows the school

Why you askin? August 15, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #225513

Well just rip out my heart and feed it to bears.

Todd August 15, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #225514

It just REALLY pains me to see my favorite character XD to be in so much pain that she hugs her HALF enemy. And to think that it was caused by a few words. ._.

SkyyKirby44 August 15, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #225515

my heart ;_;

vivitv24 August 15, 2012, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #225516

this is so very sad ;_;

bankai August 15, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #225517

A very poetic and artistic conclusion for this chapter, that has revealed us a lot about Sandy, but that leaves so many unanswered questions!
Will this short confrontation affect Michael’s feelings towards Lucy? Will he really come back for reconciliation as he promised Sandy? What was in the letter he left her?
All in due time I guess! Looking forward to next chapter, and let’s hope Taeshi-san won’t leave us in suspence for too long!

Cavara August 15, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #225518

I feel like there’s going to be a chapter focusing on Lucy next.

Xenos August 15, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #225519

Well, that was Just Beautiful.

KeyFox August 15, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #225520

This was amazing chapter , the story had me like rollercoaster and the watercolours added so much depth to it , great job Taeshi ;)

FuturisticRobot August 15, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #225521

I’ve always wondered. WHAT THE HELL IS YASHY???

Stevum August 15, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #225522

Oh dear… And I can only imagine the drama when PAULO finds out about all this…

Kylie August 15, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #225523

Well this is all sufficiently scarring.

As to Mike, he’ll come back. Of course he will. I believe in you, Mike! (He will really come back, right Taeshi..?)

I really think it’s horrible that Yashi had to find out this way. Good on Lily for helping her through it, that’s very good of her. But then, Lily is good to everyone.

Oh yeah, Sandy… Mixed feelings about that whole endeavor right now. I’m glad Mike’s happy, but I hate to see it tear Lucy apart like that. But Mike will come back and at least explain things.
He has to.
Right?

Zero August 15, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #225524

For Lucy to go back and try to console Yashy, just isn’t doable right now. She’s obviously still sulking herself, so how can she truthfully tell Yashy everything will be okay when she isn’t sure what to do either?
Some might say to suck it up, and be strong. But it just isn’t that easy, and is why so few can truly do it.
Time heals wounds, and that’s all you can truly do at this point. Interaction from either the Mike or Lucy party to one another right now isn’t the answer, and it will be a good while before they should be ready. My concern now lies mostly in how Lucy will act in her attempts to “leave Mike alone” . Will she push her friends away too? Or will she just simply act as if nothing has happened, and stay out of Mikes way? Or just completely disappear from the group all together?
I just hope, with her mind clouded right now, she doesn’t do anything too stupid.

Fenfir August 15, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #225525

Oh, there once was a hero named Ragnar the Red who came riding to Whiterun from old Rorikstead…

LevelUp August 15, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #225526

Just beautiful.

Laufente August 15, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #225527

Now Lucy’s truly alone
Or at least I think that’s the symbolism

Shoop-a-doop August 15, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #225528

I really like the incorporation of chalk
I don’t think Taeshi’s artwork gets enough attention

isabelle August 15, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #225529

I keep trying to think of how this will turn around, but i dont see how. I only started reading this comic yesterday but in that time i’ve felt many things and it pains me so much to see lucy and mike (and yashi) in such distress.

ComicGuy August 15, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #225530

And that’s the end of everything!

My, what a long, strange trip it’s been. What a powerful ending to a wonderful comic! I guess it all had to end some time, but better now before the drama started.

Oh waaait…

Jessica U. Ingmann August 15, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #225531

D: I think I ate too much of the sweet… It’s all bitter right now. ;_;

Honya August 15, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #225532

“NOW YOU’RE JUST SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOOWW”

Blackshadow August 15, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #225533

Is anyone else getting the feeling that Mike/Sandy won’t last long? I mean, long-distance relationships aren’t very strong as it is, Mike’s so socially awkward that their first meeting in forever was mostly Sandy talking and him laughing nervously, and Lucy had her own little bombshell there.

Ace of Space August 15, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #225534

And now, we’ll OFFICIALLY see Mike and Lucy independent of each other. And Mike? I don’t think announcing your news to the gang will be necessary, they’ll all notice little by little before the play is over.

Subaru August 15, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #225536

Hahahahahahaha!

Andrew Ryan August 15, 2012, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #225537

Well well, this should play out well. The little bird’s heart is broken. Lucy’s a mess. Mike’s happy as can be, and as far as we know te group hasn’t noticed. Oooohhhh, when the breaks over and they’re back in school, things will start to heat up!

Slenderman August 15, 2012, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #225538

hoping for a actual “new” page. oh, well

heyyyyyhey! August 15, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #225539

I don’t even know what to say. I thought December was rock bottom for Lucy. It doesn’t seem to have gotten any better though…hopefully, things will start to look up soon.

GingerKitten August 15, 2012, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #225540

FamineFox August 15, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #225541

Spoiler alert?…maybe

Simply put mike still has feelings for lucy. No one zones out and says im going for a walk not knowing where there going (i mean he didnt plan on going to lucys) and ends up at the girl that loved thems house without there being a reason. He let his subconscious guide him and it took him there because he needs to resolve his feelings. If the next chapter is about them it will most in likely be about him resolving his feelings.

D.inR. August 15, 2012, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #225542

This was a very sad chapter. The only thing i was happy about is Mikes look of regret when he walked away. On a happier note, YAY the chapter ended on a wednesday! that means we wont have to wait a whole weekend for a new chapter!

Wolf Haley August 15, 2012, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #225543

So many feels 3

Verito August 15, 2012, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #225544

I’m not sure if anybody mentioned this before but i think it is symbolic that Mike and Lucy’s friendship falls apart, or “dies”, during winter a season know for death and the end of most things beautiful and wonderful. Also Lucy could not be lonelier or more depressed this winter she is even making her pets depressed and her family is worried about her. I just hope by spring she starts cheering up it is her favorite season after all, right? I just realized something the play is coming up in January how can she “leave Mike alone” if she still has to do that play D:. Plus Mike is going to be leaving the table after the play is done and the others are going to figure something is up… ohh that won’t end well. I have a feeling that things are going to get more depressing between Lucy and Mike. Ohh I just had a thought what happened with Alejandro? Last I saw him he was meeting with Augustus in the hallway after Augustus’ attempted rape with daisy. Alejandro is the only one that upset me more than Mike did(you know when Mike blasted several years of repressed emotion right at Lucy and made her puke). What Mike did is second place compared to getting a minor drunk, tricking some kids into an alley, blocking their escape route, sending you lackey to exploit a kid’s phobia, punching a girl in the face, beating up and stomping on the minor who you unfairly put into a disadvantage and beating up and attempting to rape?/kill a girl that was just trying to protect her friends from a monster

supertails19 August 15, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #225545

whoops I think I wrote too much.
Continuation: ^the end of my previous comment was from Chapter 12: Confrontation. Alejandro is the one i hate the most not just in the comic. Well I can’t remember the rest probably wasn’t good cause i am tired but not tired enough to sleep yet sadly. Well good night everybody i’m going to go back and reread some of Teashi’s earlier Bittersweet Candy Bowl chapters, why? because they are awesome and i feel like reading a story of 2 friends who’s relationship was bittersweet -bricked XD sorry i couldn’t resist.

supertails19 August 15, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #225546

I actually really liked this chapter. We got to see a lot more of Sandy’s real personality, we got some drama, and we got to see Yashy, Chirpy, and Lily again!

Knuc August 15, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #225547

I don’t know if anyone remembers, but Sue said something about her recognizing Sandy from somewhere else. This concerns me. I’m scared Mike is going to get his heart broken again or something and he’s going to run to Lucy, and this time she isn’t going to be there. I have a good feeling Paulo won’t be there for him either.
Also, this is a great ending Taeshi. Definite tear jerker.

Survivor August 15, 2012, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #225548

Thanks a lot, staff of BSC. For the first time since I’ve read this comic you managed to make me cry…

Boo August 15, 2012, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #225549

I don’t hate Mike, but seriously. He’s kind of pushing it with his whole “I hate Lucy” ordeal. That apology better be good. >.>

Dnite August 15, 2012, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #225550

Me: *Expects a sever panel comic with mike*

Taeshi: Nope! 8-D

Anon-Anon August 15, 2012, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #225551

Poor Lucy, she honestly didnt derserve this. Back when Mike had feelings for her, she was scared.Now that she loves him he’s moved on. Mike and Lucy both hurt each other but they to stay stong and reassure their friends that everything will be alright between the two of them. Although I really think pualo wouldtreat Lucy better anyway….

Red the hedgehog August 15, 2012, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #225552

This was a really great chapter. I think now people can have a valid opinion of Sandy as a character and I know I like her. As usual the ending leaves you wanting more. Friday can’t come soon enough.

Cyph August 15, 2012, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #225553

I really hope this is her RB(emotionlessly turning her back away from her grieving pets); if she has further to fall…goddamn, WHERE’S THE FAMILY? ‘Protecting’ isn’t what’s called for, she needs professional help. I know that and I’m sure a lot of other readers would think so too.

Kureji-neko August 15, 2012, 2:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #225554

BAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW

Poor Yashy :(

I kinda miss the simpler days when hate wasnt being fired between characters like nuclear missiles onto cities that are about to represent hearts being broken. Granted things must evolve and change, but i suppose the worse things get, the better the ending will be when everything turns out alright…. Please let everything turn out alright … ._.

Seraphara August 15, 2012, 3:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #225556

;_; This is so sad. BCB should be an anime. I’d, like, cry all the time ;_;

And Taeshi, how do you do all these awesome effects?!

Wolftail August 15, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #225558

End of the chapter… Sad.
I dunno, even though Sandy made an appearance, I came to realize, I really don’t like her still. Yeah she’s cute. That’s it.
For those pages, I still don’t have a valid opinion of Sandy. It was just a talk between her and Mike.
For all we know, that side of her /still/ isn’t truthful. I haven’t seen enough of her to care about her existance at all or really like her. Lawl, who knows what she has back home. A hotter model ‘friend’ that spends time with her, some ‘nice’ friends, another job to get back to that isn’t exactly… Good. I wish there was a little more to Sandy in this chapter so I could have a valid opinion but I don’t… :C

As for Lucy… My gosh, I really hope she gets better soon. I really hope the next chapter isn’t a filler or even worse, a huge story about someone else. I reaallly want to see what’s going to happen between everyone. D:

Mew August 15, 2012, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #225559

God, please let the next chapter be a funny chapter! I have really had enough of all the drama, omg.

Tudor August 15, 2012, 4:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #225560

A suspenseful tease ending in sadness….. Keep up the great work, Taeshi!

Saiyza August 15, 2012, 5:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #225561

Aw shucks Lucy. Leaving like that and Yashy just bawling her eyes out.
D:
At least we’ll have an intermission…
Right?

Wr3h August 15, 2012, 5:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #225562

Pain is a necessary part of life. This is a hurtful time for Yashy but she has a great support group to get her through it :).

Iris August 15, 2012, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #225563

Out of all the furry comics, this one is the most depressing

Mr. Happy August 15, 2012, 6:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #225564

What we’ve got here… sadness… desperation…
We’ve being told, that don’t play hearts, because hearts won’t play…

Random_Feline August 15, 2012, 7:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #225565

It all could have ended so much more happily

for want of a hedgehog.

SteelWings August 15, 2012, 7:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #225566

is this last page because if it is WHAT ARE U THINKING i love this comic especially because i have been through this sorta thing even tho im a boy lucy reminds me of my self

sd&bscb August 15, 2012, 7:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #225567

one other thing how do u come up with these story lines 8-D

sd&bscb August 15, 2012, 7:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #225568

Poor Yashy :(

Andrew August 15, 2012, 8:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #225569

why does yashy have to cry and cry ._. now i am crying
;_;

butterflyslicer August 15, 2012, 9:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #225571

No windows?

fatlippke August 15, 2012, 9:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #225572

What a sad moment…

Starkeyblade August 15, 2012, 9:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #225573

@Blackshadow OMG I’d totally use that song for Mike and Lucy! I’ve been thinking about that for a long time actually. :P And poor Lucy and Yashy! Mike made Everyone sad! Cause: Mike made Lucy sad. Effect: Everything will tear apart.

SunWolf August 15, 2012, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #225574

I feel no sympathy for Yashy. He need to die in a fire. Worst car.

Fluffy August 15, 2012, 11:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #225575

My view on the matter:

This storyline is get really depressing though I’m glad the the chapter is over. I can’t wait to see what the next will bring. I think that Lucy will retract into her shell and stay there until Mike get’s a chance to talk to her, which will end up in a bloodbath. From this storyline though I can see Mike and Lucy becoming closer to each other, perhaps re-sparking feelings for one another. But I’m sure Sandy is going to be the barrier for that moment as I’m guessing she’s going to be quitting her career and moving back closer to Mike which will end up with him having to decided who he loves more, which will probably end up with Taeshi drawing two alternative sides to that story, the ending with Sandy and then the ending with Lucy.

My view on the characters:
I think Lucy will get colder to everybody. It’s inevitable. However saying that Mike will be making things up to her which may bring her closer and perhaps shed light onto the fact that they were both in the wrong, Mike for being so harsh and destroying her and Lucy for being a bit of a burden on Mike. The pets will probably end up hating Mike for a long time or at least until they end up hearing both sides of the story to which the pets will probably side with one or the other. Mike is definitely is going to be a nicer character to all and stop being as bitter and harsh towards all and making amends for his actions.

Explosms August 15, 2012, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #225576

@Fluffy
You want to see the pet die…why, exactly? ._.

Neospector August 15, 2012, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #225578

AAAAUUUGGGHH! IT FEELS LIKE MY HEART WAS STABBED BY A DEPRESSION KNIFE! OOOOOOOHHHHHH, IT HUUUUURRRRTSSSS!

MikeHater443 August 15, 2012, 12:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #225580

One can only imagine what on earth Mike is going through right now. Come on, I see all this boo-hoo’ing for Lucy and Yashy, and that’s all understandable, but what of Mike? Yes Lucy was a jerk to him for most if not all of the time that the two knew each other, but they were still very good friends… It’s clear to me that Mike had/has feelings for Lucy, even if he himself is not aware of them; if Sandy was out of the picture, I think Mike and Lucy becoming a couple would have been very probable.

Mike himself must feel awful. Finally, after spending a little precious time with Sandy, he returns to find that his life is falling apart, and that he himself is helping to cause it, and can do almost nothing to stop it now. Like a tragic picture made of colored dominoes that he placed one by one throughout his entire life, erecting his own world around him, he gave it an accidental bump. His dominoes are falling now, and are knocking down the dominoes of those people closest to him, because his world and theirs are meshed together, thus their dominoes are mingled. No one can really stop them now, all they can do is sit back and watch them all fall, and when it’s over, try and rebuild that which they had, maybe better than it was before, maybe worse.

But let’s look at this image itself now that I’ve gotten my two cents about what’s happening out of the way. I noticed earlier that in a previous comic, someone (perhaps jokingly) wondered why there were no windows to the building that Lucy was entering. I personally think this is symbolic, such as, when the door shuts, she may have no way out. It may also show her state of mind; if her mind right now were a building, it would have no windows, because all she wants is to be alone.
Yashy herself is somewhat a small image of Lucy, and shows what’s going on inside of Lucy’s mind, since the two are so much alike. Inside, Lucy may be screaming for comfort, although she has already come to the terms that no comfort will be offered. Yashy’s reaction could really be what’s going on inside of Lucy’s mind right now.
Last but not least, we see Chirpy, who, to me, symbolizes innocence. We can see that she is not being comforted in any way, however she still stands alone in the snow, and we all know that she harbors some very deep emotions and understanding, from her conversation with Mike at the Christmas party.
Despite all of this, I cannot help but feel that perhaps I am reading into this a little bit too much.

Regardless, this is a very nice and dramatic comic, in my perspective; the characters are very life-like in their thoughts, actions, and decisions. I only recently started reading, but it has become my favorite.

Addeix August 15, 2012, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #225581

Looks cold and unforgiving (nature don’t give a f*ck). It’s unfortunate that Lucy doesn’t even want the mutual misery/comfort that hanging out with her pets can bring (Mike kind of ruined her day, heh).

Once again, hooray for Lily, being there for Yashy and all. I eagerly anticipate the next chapter! >:3

Shi-chan August 15, 2012, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #225582

we never got to know what’s in the envelope!!!!!!!!

poor babies though, but i guess it’s best the situation is out in the open.

Jade August 15, 2012, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #225583

Sometimes silence can be stronger than any words spoken…

Chickencow August 15, 2012, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #225584

@ Survivor

I assumed Sue recognized Sandy because of Sandy’s modeling career.

Lexicon August 15, 2012, 2:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #225585

Hey look, my heart blew up. It’s now in shatters.

Ditto August 15, 2012, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #225587

Sad times… what else is there to say…

Balthazar August 15, 2012, 3:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #225588

I think that I have a new favorite page now…without anything being said you can feel the emotion…this just says it all …

Beautiful artwork taeshi…..thank you

Sirius August 15, 2012, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #225589

awww man

NightcoreTechRave August 15, 2012, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #225590

Yashy is sooo going after Flea in an all-out rampage. At least I hope so, otherwise Yashy is destined to be all mopey like Lucy. :(

Airisa August 15, 2012, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #225591

My heart goes out to Lucy here :(

She has nothing she can give to Yashi right now.. and who will give her a hug?

Adaon August 15, 2012, 3:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #225592

This has to he one of the saddest pages in all of BCB.

Turbocharge August 15, 2012, 3:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #225593

Funny thought. If all someone told you about BCB was the gist of Mike and Lucy and this was the first time you visited the site as a new reader, you’d swear this page looks like the very end of the comic with the end being “and then Mike died. The end.”

Ziur August 15, 2012, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #225594

:,-(

N7 August 15, 2012, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #225595

just……beautiful……..

(couldn’t help it:P)

enterfunnynamehere August 15, 2012, 4:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #225596

Heh. Mike unintentionally took her back to the same dark place he took her to last time. And the irony of it is that he came to apologize for it (once he knew even his excuse for hurting her said he was going too far). Finally.

Alternatively, he knew he’d do no good for her coming so soon and expected the reception already. He’s an idiot, but I wouldn’t put it past him to be smart enough to know what his actions would do. He has occasionally bragged about how well he knows Lucy. Would he not know the long-term strategy she has of avoiding people she can’t get along with somehow?

Hoheh_Iyah_Hohee August 15, 2012, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #225597

You are not “nothing” to Mike, Lucy. If you were, he wouldn’t have come to talk, even if he did need Sandy’s encouragement to do so. He needed space - his own, decided space - to realize that he doesn’t actually need space. The guilt on his face speaks to this. He never expected to get so deep under your skin.

But he did. And it’s done. It’s Mike that means nothing to you, Lucy. A lover might be able to get away with brutally pointing out all of your flaws. But friends don’t get to come back from calling you a parasite and telling you that they hate you. Those are clear, friendship-ending words. And they leave you with nothing.

The door is to the future. Mike is in the past. Things will work out for the better now.

Not even close. August 15, 2012, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #225598

Wherever you go, there you are. Roll…

Hoheh_Iyah_Hohee August 15, 2012, 5:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #225599

@Addeix: Lucy was pretty neutral until the one friend she had abandoned her for a year. She let him come back when Sandy left and he went back to Lucy. She was supportive of his relationship with Sandy and rarely acted like she wanted to be more than his friend. She was willing to keep being beaten and risked being raped for him. When she thought Mike had died, she had a complete breakdown. Correct me if I’m wrong, but her pets, the ones she shows her sweetest side to, are the only other ones we’ve seen her go through that much for. Her treatment of him seems a LOT more favorable than most.

Hoheh_Iyah_Hohee August 15, 2012, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #225600

Awwwwww. Poor Yashy. Just gets the situation as it hits him square in the solar plexus. I hope he doesn’t become depressed.

The Yoshinator August 15, 2012, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #225601

“One day i’m really gonna kill you mike” - jun yang

wow, hey look, it’s jun yang threatening a watercolored drawing, again!

i wonder what it will say next time… i’m going to guess it’ll be something about killing mike… again.

i’m glad this chapter ended with everyone being heartbroken, makes for entertaining reading material.

Thanatos August 15, 2012, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #225602

Depressed moods and cold air are not a good combo for one’s health, especially Yashy’s. GET IN THE FRICKING HOUSE, FAST!!!!!!

Sarge August 15, 2012, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #225603

Her house has no windows…

Furansuka August 15, 2012, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #225604

It started out so well, and now we’re all depressed again.

OmegaB August 15, 2012, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #225605

Now I can’t look for 3 weeks for 9 pages to accumulate. DX

Shocky August 15, 2012, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #225606

Just made one of my saddest moments in history D:

Midstrike August 15, 2012, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #225609

Poor Yashy. This will probably effect her for a long time. Lucy…oh, poor Lucy…! And I should hope that Mike comes to his senses and realizes she’s NOT trying to ruin his life. All we can do is hope that Taeshi isn’t all suspense-y…

SaphiraN August 15, 2012, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #225610

Wow. Amazing page. Seriously.

Whitney August 15, 2012, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #225611

Just got back in time for a new arc!

Zauren August 16, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #225612

wow….just…wow….I don’t know what to think or expect now…

Nakashi August 16, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #225615

Lucy tried to keep this from happening,but it was unaviodable

lov/hurt/hate August 16, 2012, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #225616

CRY, YASHY, CRY

YOUR TEARS SUSTAIN ME

synthyK August 16, 2012, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #225617

Taeshi. One of your best :)

JustSomeCritic August 16, 2012, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #225618

Is it me or does this cat look like a certain cat we know.

http://i.imgur.com/UvwDi.jpg

This guy August 16, 2012, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #225619

Are these three little pet animal things supposed to be Tashi and her friends made animals? And Tashi is supposed to be the hedge hog who handles things like a boss?

Slenderman August 16, 2012, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #225622

So the door has a shadow, but the rest of the house doesn’t? Wat.

Kafi August 16, 2012, 4:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #225623

kafi, its prolly a door mat. after all, it is kinda showing the footprints in the snow

Daed-Nevar August 16, 2012, 4:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #225625

Aww. Poor yashy I am crying now!!! This is how I know and how my boyfriend knows that I will continue to read this until it ends (which I hope it never will) please this comic is just too good to end never stop making it please.
If it makes me cry I know I am can connect to someone in it. If I can laugh at times in it I know it makes my day alot better. If I feel any kind of attitude be it anger, pity, happiness or sadness because of any one person in the comic it makes it real for me. There for if I can do all that in the same comic or book…. Then I know that I will continue to follow it until t ends and even then I will go back through and read it again.

The Wolven King August 16, 2012, 4:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #225626

I wonder how much Yashy actually realized about the situation.
She was obviously bothered by her mommy mood, but she believed it was caused by Michael absence. Now she understood that the cure she has been waiting for a while is useless, and I wonder if she caught a clue that the supposed cure is instead the cause of Lucy’s unhappiness. Although she is just a child, Lucy’s and Lily’s behaviour might have made it pretty obvious.

Cavara August 16, 2012, 5:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #225629

*15 minutes of door knob jiggling*
“its locked”

rocknrollDa\/E August 16, 2012, 7:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #225631

The feelings mutual,The Wolfen King.

ComicGuy August 16, 2012, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #225632

In the words of bender “I’m back, baby.”

Anyhow, that bit of joking aside. I gotta say great chapter Taeshi, but now i get the feeling we’re reaching the climax of the story. I also get the feeling in the next couple of chapters we’re going to see the reappearance of the sinister shadow that’s been looming over the group for a while now. I don’t need any affirmation of whether this turns out to be true or not, just a bit of a hunch i’ve got going.

That said, about the chapter. Overall a great chapter, a welcome break from all the depression with a bit of a sting at the end, nice touch. About the characters, Sandy (since i’ve been a sandy defender for a while) it’s great she got not only another chapter but an interaction chapter with a member of the main cast. But sadly due to the short size of the chapter she didn’t get a whole lot of the development i would’ve liked seen from her.

Don’t get me wrong, the development i saw was good and it helps me to defend the character (i.e. showing that she does, in fact, have the modelling mother archetype looming over her and showing sandy’s a kind, considerate character). I just don’t have enough in the “she’s not a mary sue” argument. Hopefully we can get some sidesteps in the future to help show her develop more into a more 3 dimensional character like lucy or mike and not just a plot device (which i’ve been fighting like mad to prove she’s not).

As for mike, at first i thought “oh great, we’re going to extend the drama more” when he got apology-blocked. But in hindsight, i agree with the other commenters here a half a$$ed apology is no apology at all and now he does have some a visual of the weight behind how harsh he was. And before all those who know me start thinking i went turncoat (or the fanbrats start squealing they got another on their side), i still think mike had the right of it to call lucy out. He just didn’t have the right to go the extreme he did and shatter lucy’s universe.

On a sidenote, i gotta point out a WTF here. Nobody notices the similarities between mike’s lash out and what just happened. Did lucy not just do the same thing to yashy (shattering her vision of the universe) that mike did to her? Why no outcry on that. Oh wait let me guess, Lucy’s a girl so it’s okay for her to lash out at friends. By the way if anyone did notice that, this isn’t pointed at you.

TL:DR great chapter, but WTF.

strider August 16, 2012, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #225633

This page is so beautiful. Sad, but beautiful. Maybe it’s because I find beauty in depression. If this were a puzzle, I’d buy it… Then again, I’m in a puzzle mood.

Jess August 16, 2012, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #225634

I’ve defended Lucy for a while, but I can’t do that. I understand she’s hurt, but you can’t hurt Yashy like that. Yashy’s like her kid, and she just snapped at him, and you can’t do that. I can’t stand to see Yashy hurt like that. Hearing that Mike hated Lucy, everything else, I think seeing Yashy cry is the most emotional thing for me, personally, since his entire existence of “Everyone is nice and Flea is okay” just got completley crushed in a single moment.

I just hope Yashy never runs into Mike.. I’d really, really hate to see that

nsvoboda August 16, 2012, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #225636

oh god, I read this chapter while listening to The Cure ;~; Feels!

Ethan August 16, 2012, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #225637

I mean it is sad mike doesn’t like lucy but he has every right not to lay of hating on mike

Alecburn August 16, 2012, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #225708

this is beautiful how?

Sethorien August 17, 2012, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #225739

painful, painful realization.

judeXMH August 17, 2012, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #225767

this is so sad…

Timni August 18, 2012, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #225795

YUO MADE YASHY CRY! THERE SHALL BE NO END TO MY FURY M+NOW MIKE! THE HEAVENS SHALL RUPTURE! AND THE EARTH SHALL CRUMBLE! YASHY MUST BE AVENGED!!!!

cloud August 19, 2012, 7:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #225867

Everytime i see this page i just wanna punch Mike right in the kisser. Poor little Yashy!!!!! :(

Lea August 20, 2012, 10:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #226460

When I think Lucy Mad Lucy, the song Teardrops ._. on my guitar by Taylor Swift comes to my mind. ;_;

I really hope that what Lily said was an eye-opener for Mike, and I personally can’t wait to see what happens next.

I still a believe that Mad Lucyand :unsure: can be together

Anonymous August 28, 2012, 10:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #226463

I cried after reading chapter, but I stop after realizing that this one isn’t the end! 2nd that Mike FINALLY knows that he has been a complete jerk! I do however agree that Lucy needed to know it was over been them but! She didn’t deserve to have her live destroyed by Mike! ._. He of all people should know what he did was not only hurtful but destructive, he knows Lucy better than anyone! Also a big thank to Sandy for slapping him! Be honestly after that comment I was surprised that’s all she did!

I personally can’t wait to see what happens next because:
I still have hope for Lucy

Someone August 28, 2012, 11:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #226622

;_; I can’t believe this, though it was kind of predictable, cause I already thought about it two chapters before :/
keep on working hard!!! XD

creangel August 30, 2012, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #227444

Okay, usually when something I read shows signs of getting overly angsty; I jump ship. Immediately.

So the fact that I’ve read this far is my proof that I really LOVE this comic. And I would’ve commented sooner if I’d had anything insightful to say, this is just my “Hey Taeshi, I’m another person who thinks your comic is awesome!”

And I love the ever-developing art style. It’s incredible.

Jaebird September 5, 2012, 10:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #227744

has anyone noticed that it always snows on lucy and mike’s saddest moments???

mad hatter September 8, 2012, 9:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #228096

Ok, I am the LAST person to cry over a webcomic, but Lucy has regularly made me tear up throughout my reading of this comic. Yashy’s reaction however, pushed me over the edge. You see these?! THESE ARE TEARS!!!! I am reduced to hiding in my room so my parents won’t ask me what’s wrong and—oh God, more tears!! The art is beautiful, the story is beautiful and you are beautiful…I hate you for this, but don’t ever, ever change.

Katie September 11, 2012, 9:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #228321

Picture this: Lucy not paying attention because of how sad she is. Walking across the street. BAM!! Hit by a car. Instant coma. Mike’s reaction? Everyone blaming him. Lily bringing into light just what Mike had said to Lucy. Mike thinks himself as high and mighty, he needs to be put in his place. By seeing that he nearly killed someone he abandoned once a girl walked into his life.

Gabria September 12, 2012, 9:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #228345

I’ve been reading this entire series for the first time over the last two days, and I just caught all the way up. Then Mad Lucy and :unsure:’s fight started preying on my mind, so I reread all of the relevant chapters. It seems like things suddenly deteriorated after she said she loved him, without any real signs that :unsure: was starting to hate her besides that trip they took together. Yeah Lucy was abusive, but that could have been talked through without all of this drama.
I think the way Mike’s been acting is inexcusable. He says he doesn’t want her to be his friend, but pretending she didn’t exist wasn’t the right way to go about it. What am I saying, they’re high school students. Teen Angst. *rolls eyes* I hate drama.
In all honesty, I would LOVE for Mike to get his come-up-ance for the lies he told Lucy. She’s not a parasite. And her personality isn’t that rotten. She stands up for her friends, despite being harshly honest about her opinions.
I really hope the updates come soon, because this is going to prey on my mind for weeks at this rate. I won’t even try to predict how this is solved, because there’s several options, but none that I would prefer. :( I’ll be faithfully waiting to see what happens. Good work. I have gotten so immersed that my stomach hurts at the thought of how much pain Lucy must be feeling.

Just a quick note: Lucy’s smile seemed rather bitter and mocking (the second time I saw it) when Paulo said it was quiet without her there. I think she was thinking that was preferable to everyone. I wonder if she’ll switch schools. IS that an option? :( She said she wouldn’t bother Mike anymore.

Runa September 13, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #229652

Still like a whip at my heart

lov/hate/hurt October 2, 2012, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #230891

I honestly can’t see how somebody can change so radically in so little amount of time… I can see where both people are coming from emotion-wise but… ;_; this honestly made me cry like a baby, mostly because I know that feeling of not being wanted, I don’t think Mike realizes what he could have very potentially just done. I mean… wasn’t Mike her life? She has practically said before that she would rather die than be without him.

Peanut Braddle October 9, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #232834

aww… i miss yashy in the first chapters when she was all XD

protagonist November 15, 2012, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #233806

Damn, girl. The entire arc made me smile, and i really mean it, from the first page, and somewhat you manage to end it like that ?

Like it, though. Look like all finish somewhat good. Good for Mike, good for Lucy even.
I’m so girlish, sometimes…

D.Durand December 6, 2012, 7:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #233847

i still really don’t like mike. he’s a brat and is uncaring to other people’s feelings

T-T December 7, 2012, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #237507

poor yashy ;_; i’m choking up over here

paula January 27, 2013, 9:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #238108

LOOK WHAT YOUR A** DID TO YASHY, MIKE!!!!!!

Sarathewise February 2, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #238303

Holy cow, I just realised, it’s been a long time since Yashy popped up at the school, what’s up with that?

dxm2000x February 5, 2013, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #238639

These few pages are probably the most heartbreaking in the whole series.

Linkification February 11, 2013, 5:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #238769

Sadly, I never did like Yashy. Maybe this will wake her up out of the fantasy world she’s been living in.

Silvos February 13, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #241035

@Silvos Yea, me neither.

Solaris March 15, 2013, 7:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244836

The irony is that we haven’t seen yahy for the next comics ( for future reference, this was posted on last page of 74 ). proll’y just eated ice cream and crying. poor yoshi-YASHI. yashi.

Idiotic Technology May 3, 2013, 12:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #244837

@Katie lol me too- without the tears though- or, you know, the hiding.

Idiotic Technology May 3, 2013, 12:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #245082

I find it sad and hilarious that the book drive on the top of the webpage is so upbeat, yet the comic page is so depressing.

Dualgunner May 6, 2013, 12:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #247179

Is it ok that, that hurt the deepest parts of me, mentally and emotionally. I have been in a similar situation so I guess that could be part of it too. http://cdn2.bittersweetcandybowl.com/img/emoticons/ sob.png

G.R. June 3, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #248526

I actually liked Yashy crying. (Me is Sadic) I always thought she was a big bitch so, yea.

Solaris June 11, 2013, 10:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #267944

Ahh, I feel so sorry for Lucy ;_; She deserves to be happy like everyone else, (i think) D:

PurpleSun November 25, 2013, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #271576

I guess the title really speaks for itself. Just beautiful.

Just so terribly beautiful.

Parasite January 1, 2014, 12:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #283211

I AM IN PHYSICAL PAIN

Twippit June 26, 2014, 3:47 PM EST.

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