73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 1/4/13

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Ten Seconds to Midnight — Page 15
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Veronica’s Commentary

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geez what a weekend cliffhanger I SERIOUSLY DO NOT DO THIS ON PURPOSE GUYS I AM JUST BORN TO TORMENT

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Comment ID #235457

Normally I would say she was about to jump. However, the smile she has on her face makes me think otherwise. It’s not like the, ‘I’m happy because I’m going to end it’ smile but rather the, ‘I know something you don’t’ smile. Also, you can’t kill off one of the main characters and expect to keep the story running. It just doesn’t work that way.
Still though, this is going to be a terrible wait. Not fun.
In summary, she’s not going to jump. It just wouldn’t make sense for the situation or the plot.
Unless of course, that is a whisker and not a smile. Then we’re going to have a bad day.

Nikita January 4, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235458

WHYYY D:

Pirari January 4, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235459

STOP HER! Augustus if you are really Final Fantasy Cat then use your final form LIKE NOW. Please?

Lucy you better not jump and pretend to be hanging on the ledge next page because you’ll give Augustus(and anybody reading this comic) a heart attack. Seriously I was panicking when I saw Augustus yell wait. Wait I know he will use his speed to catch you.

supertails19 January 4, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235460

No fair!!! :’(

Aiya January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235461

GOODBYE, AUGUSTUS!
“LUUUUCCCCY!”

Sorry. I had to.
And AUGUSTUS AAA YOU SWEETIE
LUCY NO I
why taeshi i didnt ask for these feels. You’re amazing.

JakeStartledTheWitch January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235462

LUCY!! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING!? STOP!

Zandramus January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235463

What’s going on, is she gonna jump? Is she just chillin up there? Wtf

Stephano January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235464

You better stop her Augustus, this instant!

Nimbus26 January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235465

oh my glob. It really was Lucy!!

minty January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235466

“I love you,” is what he’s ganna say

lucyxpaulo27 January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235467

Is this the end of Bittersweet Candy Bowl?

JupiterMan January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235468

Nuuuuu Lucy!!

Dwrp January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235469

Omg please dont!! TwT

resa January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235470

DO IT!!!

RusBus94 January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235471

NUU LUCY,
Taeshi WHYYYYYYY

Rainbow_Barf January 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235472

That smile, man. Makes you think.

Jinx. January 4, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235473

I knew it!
And shes smiling so she must be thinking “Stupid did you really think I would do that!”

Chibi January 4, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235474

Oh no dont jump!

mado January 4, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235475

I swear, the drama in this comic series is cranked up with every chapter.

Anon-o-mis January 4, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235476

LUCY WAIT LUCY WAIT NO LUCYYYYYY ; A ;

Lolcatgurlface January 4, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235477

//DIES

Yumikarp January 4, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235478

Oh my goodness, I almost jumped out of chair reading this. Haha!

KitKatMuffin January 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235479

Just watch. It’s her secret place to think, where she just sits on the edge of the roof.
She wasn’t planning anything at all.
Just watch.
(OHGODIFIMWRONGIMGOINGTOHATEMYSELF)

Darkverose January 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235480

Me….right now. Both by what I’m seeing and the cliff hanger. Taishi…your cliffhangers hurt me so. T___T http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umDr0mPuyQc

Blaze33405 January 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235481

Lucy smiling

moshilun January 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235482

Welp! That’s it for BCB! Nice comic! It was fun!

Whimsicott January 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235483

I’m almost betting this is a dream. If not, could be just something else. Because unless this is a different day, wasn’t lucy with her mom and brothers?

Legion January 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235484

Why do I feel like this happened before… man… crazy dejavu @_@

GoBeyond January 4, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235485

I just played farcry 3 and the only thing Thatcher comes up to my mind when i saw her smile was “do you Know the meaning of insanyti”.

Félix the Qc January 4, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235486

2 words, 8 letters…
H O L Y C R A P

I knew that shadow was Lucy, but being honest, I hope I was wrong, but this now have myself completely expecting Monday!

KittyKat94 January 4, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235487

Wow..I still say she not going do it, is she? suicide should never be the way out

lov/hate/hurt January 4, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235488

To me, it doesn’t seem like she looks like she is about to jump. She looks more like she was just chillin’ on the rooftop… in the middle of winter… well, whatever, I greatly look forward to the next page to finally see what the motive behind this is. Damn you Taeshi for this Cliffhanger, but thanks for the good work as well!!

DeltaEdge January 4, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235489

Maybe it’s an hallucination?

DarthStar January 4, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235490

Is it bad that I’m annoyed that she’s the one up there..? It seems so…foolish of her. She’s being really overdramatic. The “reasons you suck” speech from an ex-friend, wanted lover is not the end of the world, and considering that she has a normal life… it just irks me, how dramatic Lucy is getting over this.

Stilbini January 4, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235491

I don’t think she’s planning on jumping or even trying to. I think she’s just turning around to look at everything again.
Auggies face in that last panel
SO MUCH EXPRESSION<3

Rioo January 4, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235492

Okay, this is it. I will continue to hopefully ship MikexLucy, but I will now ship AugustusxLucy! AUGUSTUSXLUCY FOREVER!!!

Random Cat January 4, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235493

AAAAAAAAAahHjHHghj SCREAMS LUCY, NO.BAD. Not sure that Luce here will jump but with her..who knows!

Todd January 4, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235494

That’s no smile. Thats one of her whiskers on her sideburns

Lost in the dark. January 4, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #235495

I’m done with you Lucy. Go jump off that building.

God January 4, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #235496

I really am not surprised. Anyone who comments that this is “stupid” of Lucy- as on the previous page, does not understand depression. Depression is not logical- it never will be. She is smiling at the idea of being free from the weight of her past and current predicament. She might not actually be seeking death- but rather the idea of freedom and control over her own life.

Faye January 4, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #235497

AUGUSTUS.
THE MORE I SEE YOU,
THE MORE I FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU.

ON ANOTHER NOTE;
Luce’s tail looks so goddamn fluffy, I just wanna dsagsgd cuddle♥♥

Yumikarp January 4, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #235498

3

Sahchan January 4, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #235499

I honestly thought she was going to be setting up some roof fireworks or something when he found her
because
you know
this is a New Year’s arc
uh
also that would open up some possibilities for Auggie/Luce bondin’ tiemz
my shipper heart can not be tamed

Isabelle January 4, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #235500

Oho, death beckons our pretty little Lucy~

Kenukie January 4, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #235501

I need a guide to surviving cliffhangers. Practically holding my breath when I get on the site and my answer was another cliffhangers.

Guys, what do I do?!

Oppi January 4, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #235502

That, or she’s glad it’s all about to end :)

Lost in the dark. January 4, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #235503

Dear god Lucy dont do it, screw al thos haters of your haters of yours Augustus seems to care!!!

KawaiiSketchChan January 4, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #235504

So….little….dialogue *twitch* *twitch* •_•

Yana January 4, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #235505

Wait… Taeshi has now achieved the award for Best/Worst Cliffhangers, Ever, Of all time. I mean… just wow. I saw this coming but it still surprises me. Well, at least I have something to look forward to Sunday night (The comic updates at 11:00 PM for me here.) instead of it being my last day of winter holiday.



LUCY DON’T JUMP AHHHHHHH!!! (Darn it. Couldn’t hold it.)

Teeroy766 January 4, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #235506

THIS IS A NITEMARE ;_;. What the **** is going on.

Blue fox January 4, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #235507

@Faye: That is a messed up way of looking at things but it is true. Doesn’t mean I have to Like the idea of Lucy hurting herself for her freedom.

@God: WHHHHYYYYY ;_;?!?!?!

For the people that said this comic was stale look at what you did ;.;!

supertails19 January 4, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #235508

Augustus just went from angry and irritated to horrified.

and then jess catches her at the bottom
totallygonnahappen

Edit: Wait I get it now. Her mum wanted her to go skydiving.

Kimz January 4, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #235509

I swear to god Lucy just jump.

We have to get back to the party, Jasmine might be there.

Ace January 4, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #235510

I foresee a countdown to the new year, ending with Lucy jumping. The snow will keep her from dying, but it will injure her.

EternalOne January 4, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #235511

;_; Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
I think I saw someone say before that they think she would survive the fall but end up in the hospital and her friends would get the kick in the pants they needed to stop ignoring her. I think that might be where this is heading. Or Augustus could somehow catch her before she fell.
Or she jumps, dies, and this is the end of BCB ;_;

Order_66 January 4, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #235512

that smile makes me believe Lucy is thinking “Ha made you care.”

Cyph January 4, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #235513

omg all the dramaz mannn
The thing that would happen if Augustus (That’s his name right?) ends up with Lucy and Paulo breaks up with Jazzy for Lucy and wats going on here.
It’s like everyone gave up on going after Mikey and decided hey let’s go after Lucy

Sima January 4, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #235514

I TOO AM ALSO BORN TO TORMENT AND INSANITY! It is why I’m drawn to this comic like a moth to a flame! Heh, but I manage to sustain it while remaining visibly sane, WHICH ONLY MAKES ME MORE INSANE!
Anyways, wow, it’s not Batman? I swear to all things that can be sworn at that it was he who does martial arts in a black cape.
You know, maybe all that stress is going to Aug’s head or he might be hittin’ the booze or shrooms in secret. I mean, no way is Lucy going to jump and if that’s not a hallucination and she does jump, David is gonna totally save her in a cape or something incredibly insane like that. I can FEEL IT IN SOUL!
Because if Lucy jumps and dies, wouldn’t that be like “BCB: The End”? So, if she does, she’ll just break a leg or get saved or something insane.
My bet? She’s gonna call Aug a BAKA!
Sorry, it’s just one of those days, you know? When the madness gets the better half of sanity? Y’all have those days…right? No?

Blank On Purpose January 4, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #235515

AND SUDDENLY-

-Lucy knows parcour and leaps to the next building, without a scratch.

She then turns to Augustus from the other building, sticks out her tongue at him, and cries out to him- “come on you big jerk, follow me, or are you scared?”

:3 that is all.

Purple haze January 4, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #235516

………………welp. That dont look good.
D:

Frodomann1 January 4, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #235517

Augustus looks neat.

Poker January 4, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #235518

Well, this will be interesting one way or another. If she’s jumping I hope we get to explore how that affects Mike’s attitude and his relationship with Sandy. “You drove her to suicide!?”

If she’s not jumping, we hopefully get to bear witness to Agustus and Lucy having another heart-to-heart so we can get some perspective on whats been going on in that brain of hers.

Either way, we learn something new…

Win-win?

Random Phrases January 4, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #235519

I just realized something this is probably Lucy’s weird way of finding out if anybody would care if she tried to kill herself. It worked she has her answer and Mike was wrong about nobody caring about her. It is official everybody Lucy is a genius.

supertails19 January 4, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #235520

And just like that, I got my much needed drama fix today from this comic alone. Thank you, Taeshi, for keeping us addicts entertained XD

Bleh January 4, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #235521

Because placing yourself in a position that could take your life away is genius.

Blank On Purpose January 4, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #235522

“geez what a weekend cliffhanger”

DOH HO HO I C WUT U DID THAR

charyoshi January 4, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #235523



My only reaction to this was: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IT WAS LUCY AFTER ALL AUGUSTUS STOP HER STOP HER STOP HERRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Why Taeshi… why with this horrible cliff hanger… WHY?????????? Furious Abbey I just want Lucy to be okay… ;_;

Just-a-Lurker January 4, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #235524

Oh God…. Okay I knew it was gonna be like this, but………. -sigh- Okay, I get the feeling she won’t jump….. but still

Ahem:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! D: ;_;

Subaru January 4, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #235525

Right now I would be like “Aww por Lucy!” But now I’m like “Are you serious? Are you going to jump off jest because that dick doesnt love you? There are are other guys like Paulo, Paulo, Paulo, Pa- *shot*

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy January 4, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #235526

Augustus, save her!

Teashi…. This is SO CRULE!! Why do you have to be so evil?;_; ._.

All this drama! Yoh… What are her pets going to think?

The G January 4, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #235527

is anybody else thinking that Paulo is gonna break up with Jasmine only to find Lucy dating Augustus. thats what I would do to elevate the sense of teen angst and drama.

@ Ace: I love ya man, I… loves… you ^_^

sen January 4, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #235528

I knew I wasn’t the only one who hung around high ledges.

Telta January 4, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235529

is not as i didnt knew who she was but the picture on that panel is just right , perfect even.

DrackeStalenTorgen January 4, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235530

is it bad that i can see her really jumping….but somehow landing on Mike and coming out perfectly fine?

Jester January 4, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235531

Well, we all know that we can’t KILL the literal main character so I’m thinking 1 of three things…

1. She jumps and lives somehow… (coma, lands on someone)
2. Augustus talks her out of it.
3. She’s not going to jump, but she just wants to be alone somewhere where she wont be bothered… (Taeshi is doing her mind-warp thing again.)

I mean c’mon guys, if Lucy is dead then where would the story go? According to the FAQ it says bcb will probably continue releasing up until 2014… what could Taeshi possibly write about for all that time? Some 156 (or more) pages of Lucy’s post-death drama hurdles among the cast? I wouldn’t think so anyway. :unsure:

Candra January 4, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235532

Is that twinkle back in her eyes again?

Nope….just superimposed snow. Still dead on the inside I suppose, and just as selfish as ever. Jumping may end your pain, but will affect everybody that cares about you more than you will have ever known.

The smirk at the ends throws me for a loop though. She either never intended to jump or she is laughing at the fact that somebody tried to stop her (Augustus of all cats). Sort of like a “wow…somebody cares.”

Purin January 4, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235533

Taeshi, you’re an absolute genius :) That is all I have to say so far :)

Gabria93 January 4, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #235534

:/ We Shall see what happens. I Really hope she Does jump…but for the sake of the storyline getting a major twist. Always in these jumping scenes someone Talked to the person for a LOONG time, and it ends with them crying and hugging. Sure, its all fun and good for the sake of the characters…but I want drama!! 8-D

Silent fan_until now January 4, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #235535

Did you forget the colouring in Lucy’s bow and nose on the first panel or is it meant to be black and white? Because if it’s B&W, shouldn’t her bow have some very light shading?

Also…
Aye! The cliffhangers. You little tormentor, you…

Solekii January 4, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #235536

Dream.
Or Smelly Markers-induced hallucinations.
Or both.
Because, unless someone has a goddamn TARDIS, this is impossible.
Or, Taeshi is screwing with the timetables, ya ******* woman. Yaar.
Curtisimo - Whey, Hey, And Up She Rises!
.

Curtisimo January 4, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #235537

She looks like she was up to something. I’m still not convinced she’d do it.

not_used January 4, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235538

Assuming she’s considering suicide, then that smile is likely a “Well at least somebody was here.” If not, it’s probably more of “Let’s see how he likes being screwed with.”

This is the best day ever. Just got home from work to find the first bits of my BCB Kickstarter stuff (and gosh darn it, why didn’t anyone warn me that even the packaging was cute?), which includes my sketch of Augustus being the hero that BCB needs him to be. ;) He’ll save the girl. That’s what heroes do. And, while he admittedly isn’t one in the comic yet, he wants to be a hero, and that’s the second step.

The first step is being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He has elevated that step to an art.

Coyote January 4, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #235539

i stopped giving a **** about this comic a while back but if this goes where im hoping it does i might just come back to the comic

anonymous January 4, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #235540

And on this day, LucyxAugustus shippers rejoiced

Feli January 4, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #235541

wait what?! dont do it! and isnt that dude supposedely a conflicted bad-ish guy? how’s this going to turn out?! gahhhhh

im a guy not a girl lol January 4, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #235542

If you cut a tough guy act only to misinterpret Lucy as a jumper,
you’re gonna have a bad time.

StraightFace January 4, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #235543

Can she just jump already.

wowfood January 4, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #235544

OMG THE WEEKEND WAIT! This is TORMENT D=

OMG you know I cant sleep 72 hours! waaah, I can only manage about 30 hours =( thats a WHOLE 42 hours I’ll be awake for waiting for the next update! Assuming the update will be on time ;_;

Beta January 4, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #235545

Lucy seems so amused. She has reached a point that she cannot see anything else but the futility of being alive. I remember when Paulo mentioned that it was quiet without her around, she smiled this same smile. When you believe you have no purpose in this life, you become distant like this. Distant from people trying to reach you. Any point of people trying to contact you seems so amusing because you don’t believe you can be helped. How can you be helped when you believe you are so far gone to get help?

Oh, Lucy. I hope you don’t leave us. Even though I do not know if things will get better in the way Lucy wants it, she hasn’t given herself enough time to discover that. It’s still December, Lucy! It hasn’t even been a month!

TakaiSama January 4, 2013, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #235546

I knew it was Lucy up there and I knew Lucy would be about to jump but it still affected me so much why?! I am obviously a very emotional kid inside(you will never see me show it in real life anyway :/).

1. Lucy pretends to jump just to freak Augustus out and see if he actually cares about her.

2. Augustus grabs her and foils her devious plot to get Mike thrown in jail.

3. Augustus says something that convinces her that her life still has meaning.

4. She jumps and lands in a big pile of snow and is fine(with or without minor injuries optional).

5. Mike uses his speed to run to her catch her mid jump and pull her up.

6. Paulo shows up and catches her but is injured as well(more drama that way)

7. Augustus has to jump and hold onto the edge while grabbing her then pulling her up as she is trying get him to release her(Lucy isn’t going to make it easy to rescue her in this one)

Wait if she gets saved by anyone she could still try this again later O.O. Not good DX. Unless somebody could convince her that her life has meaning ;). Augustus Save Lucy and give her a CONSENSUAL KISS. You offer and if she wants nonadat then you stop don’t go the dark way that involves bringing her to the alley. Oh not the alley again *whimpers*.

I will be waiting patiently until the next update hopefully it will shed some light as to what happens. Good night I guess(I doubt this one will be considered a good night for some people).

supertails19 January 4, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #235547

This seems a bit extreme to me, even for Lucy. I’m half-expecting it to be a dream sequence on Augustus’ s behalf, or Lucy simply playing with the idea. I hope I’m not wrong…

Either way, it’s a mildly annoying, yet unmistakably well-timed cliffhanger. I can’t wait to see the next page.

DanteCaughtFire January 4, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #235548

SAVE HER AUGUSTUS!!! SAVE HER AND MAKE AUGUSTUSXLUCY CANON EVEN IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT <3

……………… at this point I would believe Lucy would jump and be happy to end her life ;; Mike seriously broke her. Cuz he’s a douche.

RoseVee January 4, 2013, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #235549

It’s LUCY?! REALLY?! OH GOB LUCY, MIKE IS NOT WORTH IT!!!! GOB WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?! D:

(on a sidenote yay Augie go grab her now~)
Oh my shipping feels :”>

Luna Kaleet January 4, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #235550

Oh god

That smile

I know all too well. She’s going to try to kill herself and doesn’t give a ****… Hell, she’s laughing about it…

LUCY NO ;^;

DAMMIT WHY DOES MONDAY HAVE TO BE SO FAR AWAY

Amaris January 4, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #235551

do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, do it, DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8-D

bankai January 4, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235552

What is this I don’t even

Please Lucy, don’t.

Skygaze January 4, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235553

so hi to the elderly couple on the way down for me, they or on the 4th floor.

Moonpig January 4, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235554

Looks like Mike is getting his wish… the douche he is. He deserved that slap Sandy gave him.

Seggi January 4, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235555

Ehhhhhhh I still say that it was a chimney.Yup its up there,somewhere.

Why you askin? January 4, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #235556

Can Lucy teleport, or is this another time, because I could have sworn i saw her on page 5 at her house…

Lucy’s too smart to do anything dumb though, and even if Augustus tries anything, cuz we know how Lucy is a ”challenge” for him, Lucy would be obliged to kick his ***

foreveryoung5 January 4, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #235557

@Sen: How about Paulo breaking up with Jasmine just to find out that Lucy is in the hospital? I think that would fill some angst requirements if not the fight between Paulo and Mike after they find about this. Mike get ready to do a lot of running if anything happens to Lucy. Mike this my way of saying get a headstart: run while you still can. I don’t want to see you getting sent to the hospital for this :(.

Also, I can imagine Lucy saying “calm down creep, I was just gonna sit here” “couldn’t last until the new year without looking at me huh?” if this happens I will laugh XD. Even if it seems unlikely it with make sleeping easier so :P. night-night.

@foreveryoung5: That was a while ago like 2 scene changes ago. From page 5 it went to Lucy’s house to Tess’ Party and from the Party to this… tear fest ;_;.

In her mind she has every right to do this Augustus needs to do something or say something to change her mind or stop her. Only you can do this… anti-hero.

supertails19 January 4, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #235558

To only shatter someones heart and then tell them they’ve been nothing but a parasite to all those around then and then to wish death upon them and for it to all happen in rapid succession….Well if she does jump then Michael’s to blame.

HomelessBrozo January 4, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #235559

I’ll scream into the night for you
please don’t make it true,
don’t juuuuuuump….

sorry, couldn’t resist, I needed to wash away the drama somehow, it’s killing me!!! KILLING ME, I TELL YOU!!!

FlyingPotato January 4, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #235560

Then she takes a good HAWK and spits on her first target below. Augustus is left all ~_~ and they all have a laugh

But seriously, Lucy, don’t jump. PAULO LOVES YOU ;_;

nalem January 4, 2013, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #235561

Aw, hell no! That’s it! Her *** is AIRBORNE! Cuz’ I’m kickin’ it!

Lo January 4, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #235562

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Yaschiri January 4, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235563

A lot of people are saying Michel is to blame if she jumps. It would also be partially here as we’ll. it also could be her mental state IN GENERAL, not because of mike, that would cause her to do this.
Depression clouds the mind and poisons your perception.

Rioo January 4, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #235564

I agree with Nikita’s first post. Lucy’s probably depressed, but she doesn’t strike me as being suicidal, especially after Paulo brought her that cake, no joke intended as I meant the action of him bringing her the cake, not the cake itself.
I can probably guess a bit of the next dialog if she doesn’t jump as being “I wasn’t going to jump”, with her being the usual “you’re wrong you annoying *******” attitude towards Augustus. And, well, if she does jump, then I’m certainly shocked.

So, theoretically, this could spawn three different paths:
If she does not jump, then it’s very likely Paulo will catch her and Augustus, which hurts Paulo emotionally (sad for me and my own personal shippings), while Augustus reveals any kind of feeling for Lucy, like in a way that she jokes about it and he rejects that claim while secretly harboring feelings for her.
If she ends up actually jumping, well, assuming she doesn’t die, that would be a central hub for all of the characters snapping at each other all at once. Also: get-out-of-writing-actual-scripts-free card with a hospital flashback arc.
If she was planning to jump and Augustus stops her here, though, that also may be a chance to showcase any kind of feelings Augustus has for Lucy in a much more blunt way than if she had not been planning to jump.

I still doubt she’s actually planning to jump, though. Her character wouldn’t live down the fact that her life was just saved by Augustus, the creepy stalker rapist, so she would start to believe she was never going to jump in the first place, and even if it wasn’t true to begin with, it would be true then.

Neospector January 4, 2013, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #235565

It’s sad really, that someone could be filled with so much torment that it would lead them to attempt suicide. No matter what Mike or anyone says, YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE SUPPORT!! Whether it be your family or your friends; HOWEVER, she’s sooooooo sad she seems to forget that and she feels all alone in the world. Agustus had better snap her out of it, FAST!!! D:

I tell it like it is January 4, 2013, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #235566

… Despite overwelming evidence, i’m still going with the “everything is not what it seems…” approach… or maybe i just see too much media where that approach is the rule. Oh well, untill Monday, or Wednesday, or Friday, or whenever the truth is reveled

Thisguy January 4, 2013, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #235567

Teenagers are so stupid. You got the rest of your life, High school is such a small part of it.

Fluffy January 4, 2013, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #235568

DO IT, LUCY. NO BALLS.

Stevum January 4, 2013, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #235569

Do a backflip Lucy XD

Potato January 4, 2013, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #235570

I think everyone knows this. But you really cant blame mike OR lucy. for the drama. Well actually more of LUCY. Yes you heard me. Lucy hid her affection for mike about 3/4ths of the comic when all that drama and shiz went by. So when she told him she loved him. BAM, it was too late because more stuff went by throughout the comic, And blaming mike for him rejecting lucy. But really. v(o_o)v I aint mad either way Im just a fan.

MikeRocks314 January 4, 2013, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #235571

Time for Augustus to pull out a guitar and start singing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn4_fW1SyHI :p

catcatcat January 4, 2013, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235572

she’ll jump survive mike will feel like crap. since before in in the corner where there are advertisments i saw lucy with a bandage an mike hugging her from behind ;3

Ash January 4, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235573

10 bucks says it’s a dream. Calling this right now.

Vizzums January 4, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235574

Come now people… Lucy isn’t going to jump. She’s just trollin’ Auggie now that he’s freaking out.

Mirasia January 4, 2013, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235575

All the can’ts right now is killing me. I’m not expecting any fluffy dialogue or actions because of the seriousness this situation is and will be when further information comes out.

JamieMoonbeams January 4, 2013, 2:11 AM EST.

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Radial January 4, 2013, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #235577

Mmmmm nom nom nom I love me that delicious drama <3

In other news, I have spontaneously decided to ship these two…

Fyre January 4, 2013, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #235578

Oh come on, its a four story building. She will just be horribly crippled <3 Hell, there’s snow; it might not even be that bad.

My great uncle survived an eight story drop. Landed on his feet. Shattered every bone below his hip. But he walked again! He just added a few shoe sizes.

Of course she probably won’t jump.

That’s why Augustus is telling her to wait - he wants to give her a push :)

Titanium Dragon January 4, 2013, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #235579

somehow i can just tell she would never jump,

i know how it feels to want it all to end but (i) find reason to suffer it and hide how i feel, sometimes terrible things become the best thing ever and you find your glad you didn’t end yourself

vixeL January 4, 2013, 2:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #235580

I think that smile/whisker is there to confuse us!!! O.o I, for a fact, am pretty confused… D: I don’t know what’s going on!!!!!!! ;_;

Vanilla January 4, 2013, 2:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #235581

Jegus Angus, calm down!

Intellectual Idiot January 4, 2013, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #235582

And then you find out it’s a dream.

Altteration January 4, 2013, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #235583

And then she does a graceful swan dive, Assassin’s Creed style, into a pile of snow and then jumps out to knife Michael.

Kuro January 4, 2013, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #235584

Why are people all like “Augustus must have feelings for Lucy because he doesn’t want her to jump!”?
I think any decent person would try and stop a person, even a person they don’t know let alone a person the DO know from jumping off a building… :/

Order_66 January 4, 2013, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #235585

I hope she just goes to sit down on the edge.

Shallyioaof January 4, 2013, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235586

@Kuro I love you for that reference. Have my babies.

Shallyioaof January 4, 2013, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #235588

Remember, always jump head first, Lucy.

thedragon133 January 4, 2013, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #235589

@ all who says jump

Heartless much?

Bitch or sweetheart, At least be nice and keep your heartless comment to yourself.

Stop saying jump. Shes not the greatest person but shes still is apart of this story.

~Suicidal post traumatic stress~

Sahchan January 4, 2013, 3:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #235590

If she jump someone might frame him for murder.

asdf12345 January 4, 2013, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #235591

@Sahchan
My uncle headbutted a train. So much for my understanding of suicide.

But Lucy is just a character in a story. It’s just like all the Mike hate. So many people wanted and still want to kill Mike. What if he was the one who stood at the edge? How many would push him?

thedragon133 January 4, 2013, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235592

Taeshi you Troll -epic facepalm-

Lucy -10 points.

I swear, girl, your cool points are dropping so hard as well as My respect value for you. This REALLY took me by surprise.

I mean, yeah sure….we all know she ain’t jumpin…Paulo did bring her Cake from Tess’s party, right? …..soooo…….yeah =/

But still….wtf.

Akiriuu January 4, 2013, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235593

I’m still in denial and I’m gonna say it’s a dream and Auggie is starting to worry about Lucys mentality. Either way I’m really happy to see him so caring, that’s really sweet to see his soft side.

Katie January 4, 2013, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235594

I think she’s just smirking because Augustus always acted like a tough guy around her, a cool dude who didn’t give a ****. And there he is, assuming she’ll jump, stopping her.

So I think the smirk is more of, “Heh, you’re a softy after all” kind of thing. Also I doubt that she would jump, just because she wouldn’t do that. Think of how she sulked, depressed in her room. She’d probably rather die from that- being in her bed, without moving, or eating, or anything, until she dies.

She’ll probably just sit down with Augustus on the roof and talk.

Schrödinger January 4, 2013, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #235595

Augustus: WAIT!!!!

Lucy: Dude, what?
A:..You’re not jumping?
L: Psh, no, you dramatic *******, I’m just enjoying the view
A: O_O
L: Lol, I can see my house from here!
A: -_-” *push*

The End! :D

MissShellGiraffe January 4, 2013, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #235596

ANNNDDD Augustus suddenly breaks out a guitar and starts singing “Jumper”. It will be beautiful.

Mika January 4, 2013, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235597

Hmm, still thinking this is Augustus’ dream. He’s observant, probably noticed shes rather depressed, and isn’t as bad a guy as he pretends to be. I’m just happy to be seeing more of Augustus though, never get tired of FF cat.

Alfador January 4, 2013, 4:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #235598

Ugggghhhhh nooooo!!!!!! BAD FORM TAESHI WHYYYY

Knuc January 4, 2013, 4:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #235599

“WAIT! Let me push you, or better yet, I’ll call Mike to do it, he deserves to be the one to do it”

Donny January 4, 2013, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #235600

@thedragon133

I know, I don’t like mike that much but i wouldn’t sit here and scream push him tho.

I believe if you do good or is good you get good back.

I just don’t like people to just say push her off or jump. its sad in my eyes.

Sahchan January 4, 2013, 4:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #235601

Then Lucy died, nobody cared and the party kept going on - the end :O

sunny-lucy January 4, 2013, 4:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #235602

Then Lucy ended with Augustus, ditched Paulo, and everything started all over again D:

Rusco Istar January 4, 2013, 4:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #235603

@Taeshi did you not color in Lucy’s bow in that first panel on purpose? Cause it’s obviously a muted panel…but would still have some color, right?

Jess January 4, 2013, 4:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #235604

DAMMIT AUGUSTUS!!! LIMIT BREAK AND DASH OVER THERE!!!! Furious Abbey

Seriously though, don’t yell, run when you see a jumper

BurnedWing January 4, 2013, 4:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #235605

Weekend CLIFFhanger… I see what you did there.

NoRAd January 4, 2013, 4:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #235606

What a cliffhanger you have there Taeshi, especially considering it’s as close to a literal cliff as Lucy’s going to find.
Personally, I think Lucy is at the phase where she is contemplating suicide and looking at the distance to fall as her salvation, but still hasn’t decided yet. The next few moments are going to put Augustus through a serious verbal dilemma, if Lucy even gives him the chance to talk. And if she does jump, I’m hoping the snow breaks her fall like almost everyone else here is hoping for should it get that far. Here’s hoping it doesn’t.

In the mean time, I’m going to eat those candies and look at the absolutely cute package you sent for the kickstarter peeps as well as the smiling Lucy you drew for me Taeshi. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, thank you much. :D

Edmond Dantès January 4, 2013, 4:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #235607

Due to the Newton’s law it will gain Lucy acceleration and splaush!!! She dies……….. nooooo

jun yang January 4, 2013, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #235608

There are several ways I see this going.

1: She does stop and Augustus tries to talk sense into her and succeeds.
2:She jumps. But it turns out there’s a fire escape below, hence her creepy smile.
3. She jumps but there’s a large snow pile below, hence her creepy smile. (Yes snow can break a fall like that if piled enough, there’s a video of a guy jumping from 5 floors up into snow and he was fine)
4. She jumps and he actually jumps after her, turns them around mid-air and gets landed on nearly killing him.
5. She jumps and lands just fine, reference Chapter Search and Rescue pages 18 and 19, cats landed it.
6. She was never going to jump and used it as a way to get him to come to the roof as she saw him below and wanted to talk, or hit on him, or both.

ALSO Just because he doesn’t want her to jump doesn’t mean he likes her, he doesn’t hate her either, its pretty much what anyone would do unless it was someone they actually wished death upon.

Anon-Anon January 4, 2013, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #235609

I can predict the future for the next page: Hmm, what’s that? A scene-swap? Now? Exellent.

Udyr January 4, 2013, 5:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #235610

Ah the good ol “WAIT!” aproach next he will go on about how life isnt so horrible and that nothing can be bad enough to kill yourself over. Maybe he will mention that he has thought about jumping a few times all while inching closer and closer untill finally there are a foot appart and FFCat grabs her arm pulls her in and gives her a kiss. And about when they are face to face paulo shows up just so we have something to continue the story with or if he doesnt lucy yells “FIRE!” And beats the tar out of FFCat. (If you are ever being raped yell fire its been proven that more people will respond to it than if you yell rape)


Also while i was thinking i remembered tae is anti suicide (lucy said so in ask bcb) so lucy wont jump i can be 99% sure now.

DinR January 4, 2013, 5:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235611

Come on people, lets not jump to any conclusions now…snksmk…AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHOHOH

OnlyChillGuy January 4, 2013, 5:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #235612

do it

The Ground January 4, 2013, 5:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #235613

Damnit, don’t ****ing do it!

Also, Augustus just got a ton of respect from me, even more so than from December. Brazen as he may be, he does seem to genuinely care.

Also, that smile…that’s the same smile that we saw when she called Paulo after he (dropped) her cake.

Poor girl’s a mess :(

Chocothunda January 4, 2013, 5:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #235614

Dream.

Sanitarium January 4, 2013, 5:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #235615

Edit to earlier comment: maybe if people spent more than 3min on the site and looked at other stuff tae does they would learn some things.

DinR January 4, 2013, 6:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235616

I bet it’s a dream.

Sly January 4, 2013, 6:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #235617

Wait a minute. Why did Lucy smile in the fourth panel? Was it because she knew that she was right about him caring about her or that she knew that someone cared about her to try to convince not to commit suicide AKA FFC?

Luna January 4, 2013, 6:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #235618

JUMP!!!
Heh like hell she will. Main character’s armor plot basis. Too bad she’s not Kamina :P
Augustus is likely the one who’s gonna drop dead soon.

Knux-the-Killer January 4, 2013, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #235619

I’m not gonna lie, nothing normally fazes me, but BCB … uff … my life has being a roller coaster of feels since i saw lucy’s silhouette on monday. I just don’t want her to get hurt anymore and even less to see her dying, she became my favorite comic character by far (yes, even more than batman and deadpool(together XD )) I just can’t help but to identify with her a lot (except than i’m a guy) … after my high school sweetheart left me (and sworn to hate me for ever(dont know why? … girls can be really irrational sometimes ) ) i was pretty suicidal too,
after my first boyfriend left me (that’s not a typo) i came to realize that love hurts a LOT! … but aaanyways i learnt that life is just like that, it never is how we plan it.

We fall, then we stand up and grow, and i really REALLY expect lucy to have realized that by now…

Taeshi you are a genius for giving us this amazing drama, but seriously i beg of you DON’T DO IT PLEASE !!!

red_fezz January 4, 2013, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235620

Yes, time to end it all Lucy~

Darty January 4, 2013, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235621

I NEVER THOUGHT BCB WOULD TURN TO SUICIDE DRAMA D:
I really ship Augustus and Lucy though, so this is perfect for me :O

millymaculo January 4, 2013, 7:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #235622

OHOD OHGOD OHGOD OHGOD OHGOD OHGOD OHGOD OHGOD!
*Deep Breath* OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D:

S.Chambers January 4, 2013, 7:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #235623

Oh my stars. People are so awful, making jokes about suicide. Even if it is a comic, its a tad disturbing to see so many people saying they want Lucy to jump or making jokes about it. =<

Anyways, I don’t think Lucy will jump. She’s a main character, thus I doubt she’d be killed off. This isn’t Game of Thrones.

I think we’ll either find out she’s not there to kill herself (maybe she’s there for some alone time and is just going to sit down on the edge of the roof) or Augustus will stop her before she can actually jump.
Buy if both my guesses are wrong I have a third one: Lucy won’t die but will fall into a temporary coma. Mike wil have to live with the guilt of the fact the emotionally broke Lucy to the point she’d try to kill herself, as well as guilt for wishing she’d just die.

Lime Cake January 4, 2013, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #235624

I think Lucy might be just thinking of jumping, and that Gussie’s arrive is just going to cause a ‘Oh shizzle, somenes here. Better do it effect.” BUt, if he acts right away, then she shouldn’t be able to do it.

Or if she does, he’ll somehow catch her, or call 911 and off to the hospital she goes.

Another idea is that, she doesn’t even try and asks him why does he bother stopping her? He doesn’t like her, blah blah blah. And I don’t think Auggie will ever have real feelings for Lucy (which is sad, I like the idea of them together, oh well) and he’ll say something like ‘I won’t watch someone throw their life away for a boy.’ Maybe Lucy will have a freak out about it isn’t just a boy. How THAT boy told her all her friends would leave. That they hate her too, and depending on what her family said, she might say they betrayed her as well. Auggie will go on some rant back, and so on.

The lastidea I have is what a couple other people have said. Paulo will randomly show up and either A. Find her with Gussie and get sadfaced or B. FInd her with Auggie and realize something terrible has happened and be like ‘Lucy what happened? D: No killing yourself I loves you.’

Annnnd, that’s my only thoughts for now besides the question. What would Mike think of this?

SimpleBunni January 4, 2013, 7:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #235625

I totally bet Lucy was just going to look down to see how much of a fall it was.

Lucy may be depressed, but not that much.

BluePringlez January 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235626

Augustus clearly believes she will actually do it. That anger in his expression is gone after he sees the completely deadpan expression of Lucy’s. If she actually is there to jump, I see it being because she’s absolutely numb at the moment in regards to everything that has happened. Mike’s episode with her about a week back left her questioning if she actually did have any friends. Mike didn’t just smash his friendship with her, he made sure to show her that if he left the table, everyone would leave her to.

On top of that whatever it was her mom had just said has some sort of impact about her. She listened to not just her mother but her brothers talking about it also. I figured perhaps a change of school, or something drastic for her mother to believe she’s abandoning her and for Lucy to feel as though she needs a say. Maybe even hospitalization for some therapy. No matter the cause, where Augustus in the library thought she was merely being a whiney teen, he clearly realizes she’s far more serious.

I think Augustus has seen this path before and doesn’t want to see someone else go through it. While I’m not huge on the shipping of them together, it’d be nice to see the two find a friend out of one another. Even if Paulo does love Lucy, in my books, he hasn’t exactly gone out of his way to ensure she’s around. He does so from the distance, and while he went over there, he didn’t do anything to ensure their friendship like Lucy fears.

Redemption for Final Fantasy Cat after everything with Daisy is on the horizon I think. Horraay!

MaidenRin January 4, 2013, 8:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #235627

Even though i’m a Lucy-fan, i still want her to jump. And die.
OH THE DRAMA! :love:

Amilla January 4, 2013, 8:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #235628

Did anyone else notice that on the about page, the “Will Mike and Lucy end up together” question is stuck on No now? It used to change periodically, but now it doesn’t.

Vigtyr January 4, 2013, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #235629

If shes thinking about jumping, ive lost all respect for her =/ what a silly thing to commit suicide over. Its not like her family died or her life has come to an end. She still has family and friends that care about her and if she cant see it, thats pretty blah

V January 4, 2013, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #235630

@V
Not really, pretty much every1 want her to jump =D
Also, maybe its a coward way to go away from problems and stuff…. bla bla bla… But, it deserve some respect, you dont just do it… If she dont jump now… Personally imma be so shame and embarassed to say that I like that character, all my respect gonna be gone… So what lucy will do now uh? :3

HybridOtho January 4, 2013, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235631

I dont really think shes gonna jump. I think she looks too calm and pensive for that. I feel like shes going up there to think about stuff, and look dramatic, and who cares about the ledge? Shes a bamf! Thats just my opinion.

Purple Platypi January 4, 2013, 9:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #235632

I don’t think she’s gonna jump, I think something else is going on in that head of her’s

Jayboy January 4, 2013, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #235633

Lucy is one of my favorite characters, and I love her very much <3
I can’t believe she’s doing this (´;д;`) Lucy noooooooooooo
。・゚゚・(>д<)・゚゚・。

Colleen January 4, 2013, 9:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #235634

I can’t help but think she’s smiling at how ironic it must be for her that in the end (or atleast, the end she might think is about to happen for her) the person that was there for her was Augustus, trying to pull her away from going over the edge, rather than the people she accepted as her friends such as Paulo or Daisy.

But I really hope this is just a dream scene for Augustus, or even for Lucy.

Nikki January 4, 2013, 9:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #235635

Eh, he’s hallucinating~

Huh? January 4, 2013, 9:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #235636

And then it was alllllll a dream, Augustus waking up to realize that he really and truly does care for Lucy, more so than that girl who easily shook off him trying to meddle in the lives of others. That just like Daisy, he has fallen for a girl he’s tried to change. But alas! He will refuse to admit it! Hiding it as if he were ashamed! Ashamed to be another face in the Lucy fanclub! Ashamed to have fallen for another when his sights were set on Daisy! Ashamed that this commenter is completely BSing this! ASHAMED!

ThatCat January 4, 2013, 9:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #235637

This is honestly one of the most compelling things I find in BCB now. Augustus wanted to “save” Daisy, but failed. Augustus didn’t find much in Lucy and saw her as just a challenge, but yet he’s the one saving her.

Seppucrow January 4, 2013, 9:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #235638

Geez, the more I read, the more I think that Taeshi is related to Steven Moffat. (God this is Sherlock Season 2 finale all over again.) All these cliffhangers are going to be the death of me.

VRex January 4, 2013, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #235639

Damn you Taeshi. I had so many questions I wanted an answer to. NOW YOU GAVE ME TEN MORE: (Jkiloveu) Mad Lucy

RedPanda January 4, 2013, 10:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #235640

I get the feeling that Lucy’s parents might be sending her away, perhaps to receive treatment for her depression, and that she’s at the top of the building because it gives her the chance to see everything she’ll be leaving behind. If that’s not the case, I hope Lucy doesn’t jump! D:

Also, as much as I’m rooting for Lucy x Paulo I think this chapter might turn out to be a lot more pro Lucy x Augustus. :O

Nicolas January 4, 2013, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #235641

So, when do we see Mike being guilt tripped beyond the capabilities of the mortal plane because of his sperg-out?

NYX January 4, 2013, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #235642

Please let this not be what it looks like. Pleasepleaseplease for the love of all that is good do not let this be what it looks like.

Dracain January 4, 2013, 11:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #235643

DONT DO IT LUCY! THE ONLY REASON ANYONE HATES YOU IS BECAUSE THEY DONT UNDERSTAND YOU! THIS ISNT YOUR FAULT! MIKE JUST TURNED INTO AN *******!

Rylan January 4, 2013, 11:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #235644

I will catch you, Lucy.

Slender man January 4, 2013, 11:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #235645

^^^^ holy crap slender man?

Rylan January 4, 2013, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #235646

Wow. This page couldn’t have happened on a worse day.
I just got news this morning that my best friend’s mother passed away after a 2-year battle with cancer. =<

So I hope Augustus stops Lucy in time.

Lunacy January 4, 2013, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #235647

Geez, Lucy looks like she’s dead to the world.. I wonder what her mother said to make her want to do something like this.

Luminous January 4, 2013, 11:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #235648

I think I may see what direction this is going in. Augustus had to be the one to confront Lucy here. Why? That’s because he is the one who understands better than anyone else how difficult it is to be void of parental love. To live in what’s essentially poverty. Lucy is going to ask Augustus why she she should wait; she’s a burden on everyone who she comes into contact with, she has no reason for living. Augustus will be the one to convince her that she has a family who cares about her and needs her, and real friends who she can rely on if she would just give them the chance.

EXTENDED THEORY: Highly unlikely, but this moment is going to cause Lucy and Augustus to bond and in the spur of a moment kiss eachother, and decide to get together. They’ll show up at the party together and Lucy will use the advantage of having a boyfriend to make Mike jealous, but poor Paulo who was there and planned on confessing to her that night will be devastated the most and possibly pick a fight with Augustus. OR Paulo will leave the party to go looking for Lucy and see them on the rooftop kissing.

… I feel like I’m writing fanfiction here.

Lumi January 4, 2013, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #235649

One of the few positive things that can be taken from this page is the fact we see some more of the fact that Augustus actually cares and i just love that. I really am liking Augustus as a character more and more.

On a second note. LUCY NOH, WAT R U DOING, STAHP.

Mayamayagirl January 4, 2013, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #235650

Augustus is on drugs. It’s all a hallucination.

Nope January 4, 2013, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #235651

What if she’s just saying goodbye to the town she loves? For all we know, she could still be moving and just giving the town a one last “Adios!” from the rooftop.

Lunar January 4, 2013, 12:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #235652

i would totally ship Augustus and Lucy, he’s so lax about turmoil. although i am still kinda Paulo x Lucy

DB January 4, 2013, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #235653

My name is right.

Lucy should die January 4, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #235654

It would be funny if she’s just gonna shoot off fireworks.
Then say bye cause she’s moving or something.

Manda January 4, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #235655

I think we all know Taeshi too well to just assume ANYTHING is going to happen.

For all we know, the comic might snap back to the party, then back at Lucy/Augustus sharing an ice-cream cone or something.



In December.

Ditto January 4, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #235656

@Blank on Purpose: Only if she planned this out well and remembers that cats land on their feet. The snow could reduce the impact and if Mike can survive that huge drop of the rock bridge then Lucy could survive this. I said it before and i’ll say it again Lucy has been through worse she could survive a fall(hopefully, scratch that make it definitely). ANYWAYS if everything goes like I think it will Lucy is just going to PRETEND to fall maybe grab onto the edge and freak Augustus out, maybe get a confession of his true feelings ;). Until next week this is all just speculation so don’t mind me. I’m just somebody trying to rationalize all of this even if it is supposed to be irrational 8-D.

@Titanium Dragon: That is totally why Augustus has his hand up he is about to make her FLY(sarcasm intended). All kidding aside if Augustus puts his hands on Lucy it better be for one reason only SAVE HER! If he tries anything to sneaky he might end up losing her… wait if he doesn’t do anything he could still lose her :| wow it isn’t easy being an anti-hero.

@DinR: Agreed read more and you will gain more knowledge. Like Lucy will be fine. Just read and it will all make sense.

@everyone saying this is a dream: What?! This is more like a nightmare ._..

@everybody: put a smile on your sad faces, like Lucy here did
O O
\___/
Sorry that was bad i’m just to cheer some people up.

@Rioo: I agree with what you said Mike is only partially to blame. If Lucy was going to commit suicide because of just what Mike said she would have done it already she had 3 weeks locked in her room to do it and she has been let out of the house before as well. Point is she had plenty of opportunities to end it. My guess is that whatever Lucy’s family said to her in THIS chapter added to her depression apparently that was enough to send her over the edge(if I just made a pun it was not intended :/).
[TRIGGER WARNING]: If a family isn’t careful around a severely depressed teen then they might as well give that teen a razor. I’m not going to say anything else on the subject so don’t ask :x.

Cheer up it is not like Lucy’s family said it to purposely make her want to find a tall building and get so close to the edge. Lucy will survive, everybody will feel bad, Mike will be forced to apologize, Paulo will be the first one she sees when she wakes up at a nearby hospital and he will say he loves her and everything will be cool… as long as Paulo doesn’t question why Augustus was there. Paulo probably will and more drama will be had by all :D.
Including for the girl that is going to slap Mike so hard for wishing Lucy would die and NOT talking Lucy like he promise. Sandy is going to be ****** when she hears about this :D.

@Lucy should die: get a new name Mad Lucy. Seriously that is so awful.

supertails19 January 4, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #235657

JUUUUMPP!@!#$@$ JUUMP!!!!!

TROLLLOLOL January 4, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #235658

@Lumi
That’s a nice extended theory. I like it because it would REALLY make things dramatic.
To all those that think this a dream or hallucination, I really hope you’re wrong because that would just be bad writing. Unless the basis of a story is about dreams or hallucinations, i believe that stories should really stray away from doing that trope just to provoke a reaction from the audience.
Also, why the hell was the roof door unlocked (of what I assume is the school building)? : /

Edmond Dantès January 4, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #235659

@Vigtyr it still does you just have to stare at it for a loooooong time.

Skari January 4, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #235660

Oh God please jump. PLEASE jump.

anghstyHoodie January 4, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #235661

Yep I knew it was Lucy, and its not like she would jump or anything, but its such a crazy tease to Augustus. Speaking of teasing, Taeshi you’re good at page cliffhangers and the sort. A portion of my suspense and agitation (though my agitation isn’t really causing problems).

Keyblade Dragon January 4, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #235662

@Lucy: I hope you are ready to live with this decision. Yes I HOPE YOU WILL LIVE. Pull whatever prank you have planned, but don’t do anything that will get you sent to a mental hospital. You feel free now but you won’t feel too free in a white straight jacket :/. Don’t even think about making the ending of that sick fanfic become canon. I can’t believe there is a part 2 to Love Me DX.
I just want you to be happy and that won’t happen if you are force feed pills everyday Mad Lucy. Maybe in a hospital but it doesn’t mean I will ever enjoy seeing you get hurt. I said this all into your right ear so I hope you didn’t ignore me and if you did well at least I tried :(.

supertails19 January 4, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #235663

To be honest, well actually I hate to be mean but a lot of people’s theroys I’m reading suck. Why does everyone assume she’s going to like give him attitude or call him a name? Like why would she feel the need to insult him? Her best friend basically told her that’s why he hates her. I don’t know, I actually think she’s only there to think, likely to think about what her family had to say to her? Also all these suicide jokes are really horrible, its not funny at all.

yeah January 4, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #235664

cats always land on their feet so she’ll be fine.

Rachel Peculiar January 4, 2013, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #235665

Do a flip

Zany January 4, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #235666

I’ve never really seen a successful suicide in person, though I have seen videos and heard stories. However, I hang around people who do attempt suicide often.
I know people are interpreting this as a “she’s smiling in an enigmatic way, not a suicide way” but the fact is, a lot of people do smile like they know something you don’t right before they kill themselves. ESPECIALLY if there is someone else around. I don’t know what it is, the triumph they feel in knowing that they’re about to end all their pain or the sad kind of smile when they see someone did care a little about them in the end, but not enough.
I really hope Lucy lives, and if it turns out to be a trick, I hope Augustus doesn’t do anything bad to her.

Dichromatic January 4, 2013, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #235667

Watch it. Be just a dream

dustin January 4, 2013, 2:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #235668

In the last panel, Augustus kind of looks like Edward Elric.

Huala the Koala January 4, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #235669

@Huala_the_Koala: WHO ARE YOU CALLING A SHRIMPY LITTLE KITTEN!? ;)

Coyote January 4, 2013, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #235670

…and then Taeshi reveals that this entire chapter is noncanon, while suitcase laughs at us all in the backround… :x

Ember January 4, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #235671

Do it! I dare you! You won’t! No balls!

Demetrois January 4, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #235672

HOLY ****EN ****! ITS BEEN UP FOR 15 HOURS AND OVER 212 COMMENTS! Only surprise is… the 212 comments I guess. If she would have been sad I might have been surprised. OMFG SHE IS SMILING THE 2nd TO LAST PANEL! Augustus PUSH HER! *beat to a pulp* Listen! Not only is she completely emotionless she is ****EN smiling! She is gone not lost it, but is GONE that is just a empty lifeless poor kitten that we are seeing *beaten again* WAIT! Wouldn’t it be doing her a favor by ending her miserable life? It doesn’t matter if she has something to live for. If she doesn’t see it by now I am 90% sure she never will. I may Love Lucy, but if you truly love something/one you have to let it be free…. especially from this kind of pain and misery.
I almost forgot: SHE ISN’T! GOING TO JUMP! SMART PANTSs! If she ends her life she is going to simply walk off the edge. Maybe she will die. Maybe Taeshi is sick of our **** and almost devoting her life to this comic.
Now I think about that smile might be a silent “**** YOU MIKE, you were wrong(about she has no friends)!”
Before this scene gets to developed and we find why she is here… scene change to her house or to the party.
Taeshi I am writing a song parody of “Born to be Wild” into “Born to Torment”

@supertails19
I didn’t get a chance to reply to your comment, are you MikexLucy? oh by the way I am a sir.

@I_Love_Lucy
I do hate Mike, I think he deserves to die alone and to truly suffer! The only reason I hope Mike and Lucy are together because, I think that would cause her the most happiness is if Mike loved her.

I am now going to spend my whole Friday reading all these comments. The comic page? Boring, I expected this, the smile is the only thing I wasn’t expecting. Oh and Augustus getting rid of the glare. AND THAT CREEPY SMILE!
@Taeshi
your tormenting of us is like previews at that movie theater. I am not complaining so PLEASE don’t take it as I am. But if you want torment us less… ummm update BCB everyday. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that… oh I love that pun :) I hate it and love it… I need to get a life *cries*

Someone January 4, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #235673

>_> … hhhmmm i wonder why she’d want to jump….is mike really THAT important to her? or is it because of her family? or is it ‘cause of something else more? well, guess we’ll have to wait til monday to find out the truth of it all ;)

CanineWolfReaper January 4, 2013, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #235674

I knew it. Lucy, if you’re going to do this, fine, but i’ll hate you for what you’d did.

Hedgehog January 4, 2013, 3:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #235675

Suicidal Cat is Suicidal

DanDan January 4, 2013, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #235676

Even if she’d jump she’d land on her feet.
Geez guys it’s like you forget she’s a cat sometimes :/

Mightyena January 4, 2013, 3:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #235677

OOOOOOOHHHHHHH MMMMYYYYYY GGGGGOOOOOOOODDDDDD!!!!!!!!NUUUUUUU!!!DONT DO IT LUCY!!!!!!!!Oh my God!Is Mike REALLY That Important To Her That He Made Her Suicidal!?!?!? DONTDO IT D: D: D: D: D: D: D:

Katz January 4, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #235678

@The “Mike isn’t worth”
Mike has been hurting her even since September or August(when school starts). She has come to face the fact that Sandy won she lost. It still hurts, she just wants to remain his friend. She started be nice to him, really nice. And to see that have a worse affect than if she continued being mean. Have you seen him actually human around her since she confessed. They go in a fight, yelled and Lucy grabbed his scarf. Yet, she apologized and they still remained friends… NOW she starts being nice and he is a douche! What kind of message do you think she is receiving?

Seriously Mike, I hope Sandy… finds out who you really are ****head! Lucy is a wonderful and kind person. Hey if I were in Mike’s shoes, when I got fed up with her **** I would tell her. I would see how it goes and if after a couple of months she actually is nice. I would dump Sandy’s *** in a heart beat. Mike isn’t worth? Mike isn’t worth ****. To talk to Daisy and walk right past Lucy, better yet talk to Daisy in front of Lucy then walk right past her…. ON HER ****EN BIRTHDAY! If Lucy dies I don’t think Mike will give a ****. Unless Sandy dumps him. Then the irony of it is he lives the very pain he caused to Lucy. AH victory.

ok I went off track but Mike hurt her bad not just in “December” and he isn’t the only one. ~~> 8-)
I won’t have sex with you… then ****s to strangers. I will always be there for you… listens to David and leaves her.
Augustus: “Your pathetic”

Mike may have caused 70% of the pain. But there are others.

Funny how Mike bitches he gets nothing for his time with Lucy. Look at all the things Lucy has done for her friends. Mike you got the hearts of every other girl. Lucy gets ignored, rejected, and left to die. Augustus please rethink that whole revenge thing against Lucy. But Mike keep him alive and don’t tell Lucy… Or we might see some “Lucy kicks guy in the manhood” action.

Someone January 4, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #235679

Mike Isn’t Worth It! ._.

Katz January 4, 2013, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #235680

THESE DAMN CLIFFHANGERS ARE GUNNA BE THE END OF ME

kaseysocks January 4, 2013, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #235681

lolz, this update actually made me laugh XD

poptart warrior January 4, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #235682

So, people’s argument for her not jumping is:
-she’s smiling (as an earlier commenter said, suicidal people have a tendency to smile/have a slight shift in attitude before attempting suicide)
-she’s “not depressed enough” (because there’s apparently a meter to determine that)
-she has a loving family (because all suicidal people don’t have loving families, right?)
-Mike isn’t worth it (from their point of view)
-The story would end (not really. In fact that’d be an interesting plot, seeing how life went on without Lucy and how everyone coped with the idea that maybe they could’ve done more but didn’t)

So… really, no one has a good reason to say she won’t commit suicide.

Floweramon January 4, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #235683

im gunna kill someone if this is just a dream.
or if lucy jumps
i dont LOVE lucy, but i dont hate her either. i think shes a really interesting character.

kaseysocks January 4, 2013, 4:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #235684

Watch this is all a hallucination Augustus is having…

SpiritWolf15x January 4, 2013, 4:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #235685

LUCY!!!!!!Man, If She isn’t gonna do it, I jumped out of my chair for nothin’! Mad Lucy

DONT DO IT LUCY!!! ._.

Cameloher ;3 ;3 January 4, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #235686

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!(catches breath) NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Nick January 4, 2013, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #235687

DONT DO IT LOVE! D:

Nick January 4, 2013, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #235688

Welp.

Also, I think I just turned LucyxAugustus.
Oh man.
Lucy.
Why.
I really don’t like Lucy but this is a little harsh. Also, she is overreacting. If I had jumped off a building every time I found out a boy I liked didn’t have the same feelings for me, I would’ve been reborn like four times already.

PotterHead_jelly_bean January 4, 2013, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #235689

@Someone: It’s almost funny how you chose 90% to illustrate your point because around 90% of depressed people who get treatment get better. Just because she can’t see that she has something to live for right now doesn’t mean she never will, because with proper treatment, she probably would learn that she has things to live for.

Also, you do NOT ‘set a suicidal person free’ and let them kill themselves just because they are experiencing a lot of pain; that is possibly one of the most HORRIBLE things I have ever seen written by anybody. You stop them from killing themselves and get them professional help, even if they fight against you every step of the way. With help they can see the things they became blind to, actually recover, and move on with their lives, a chance they don’t get if you let them kill themselves before they are given any help.

Moogle January 4, 2013, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #235690

Is cute to see Augustus making faces of expression. ^_____^

Raxki January 4, 2013, 4:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #235691

Oh, those horrible eyes of Lucy.
How did you manage to make her look even more indifferent and empty?

OldMan January 4, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #235692

NO BAD LUCY >:L AWAY FROM THE EDGE YOUR NOT THE”Mirrors edge” RUNNER XD

Alex January 4, 2013, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #235693

WHY DO YOU MAKE HER LOOK LIKE SHES ATTEMPTING SUICIDE!?!?!? NOW GET HER DOWN FROM THERE@@@

Intellegentfries January 4, 2013, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #235694

in the next to last panel Lucy is smiling slightly

Dubsalot January 4, 2013, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #235695

Cliffhangers pls stahp its hurting my brain

Ink January 4, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #235696

Of course you torment us on purpose, just look at everybody go “NO LUCY DON’T!!!” Don’t lie, I know that you must enjoy seeing how deeply and emotionally we are invested in the awesome characters you’ve created.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I must go freak out from seeing Lucy standing on the edge of a building and thinking that she was going to jump, while simultaneously trying to think of 200 different ways to interpret Final Fantasy Cat’s deep and hidden feelings for Lucy and his true character.

The Real Lee January 4, 2013, 5:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #235697

Quick, everyone, place your bets!
WILL SHE JUMP? WILL SHE NOT JUMP? WAS SHE EVEN PLANNING ON JUMPING ON THE FIRST PLACE?
THE SUSPENSE!

naAr January 4, 2013, 5:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #235698

O_O

Oh…****…NO!!!!!!!!!!

William January 4, 2013, 6:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #235699

I was hoping for it not to be Lucy, but then again, who could it be with (mostly) everyone else at the party?
Most people are saying there would be no comic without Lucy, but I think there could be. Her death would only cause an outbreak of drama and a lot of stuff to be sorted out between the main cast. (Especially Mike, I seriously doubt he would brush this off and say he is happy she died. At the very least, he has his image to maintain.) Also, I feel like I read somewhere that the comic ends in early 2013…?
On the other hand, we all know Augustus has a bit of influence on Lucy. His sudden fear of her jumping may shock her and give him a chance to stop her.
Also, I wonder what Lucy’s family was planning. Could something they said have been what pushed her over the edge? If she does end up living, I seriously doubt her life will go on as normal. Word will eventually get out and her family will do something about it.
Can’t wait for the next page!

guestcat January 4, 2013, 6:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #235700

Five bucks says the next page will not be about these two kitties. It’ll probably go back to the party or focus on something as a filler page. “BLUE!” anyone?

And onto page comment! First off I adore those eyes of hers in an artistic way, the way a simple blob of colour can absolutely remove every touch of feeling is astonishing, especially when it’s watercolour(?) like this. Gods I do love that bulbous tail of hers. If that self-made coat isn’t a reason to live I don’t know what is! I kid, I kid, I know this is a serious subject, I was just trying to be humorous don’t shoot me. Anyways, I love how in every panel each character has a different facial expression. First panel, that lengthy flat slight-frown. Second, the small frown just in her mouth, not her eyes. Third panel is shock, fourth panel is that mocking smile, and fifth panel is desperation. I could go into detail about each but ehh who cares? Now my dear Gussie (who’s scar has mysteriously disappeared once again) you really do care about this girl even if she is a “bitch” and you’d never date her because she’s, and I quote, “pathetic and worthless”. You look past quarrels and do what’s for the greater good *applauds* you truly are inspirational.

On the ‘about’ page Taeshi mentions that this comic will end somewhere around 2014. It’s 2013. It’s not impossible that this will be the end of Lucy, just unlikely. However, we all know the elusive and rare Taeshi “just born to torment” will keep us on our toes. That 2014 may be in the next few updates, it may be many many months from now or even years from now. But I digress.

LightTribe January 4, 2013, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #235701

Come on guys. Lucy abused Mike for 10 years and when he fights back for 3 months you all hate him.

If we did some gender bender action Luke (Lucy) would be an abusive *** hole and Michel (Mike) would be a strong girl to stand up for herself.

Mike took it a bit too far but he needed to make it as obvious as possible. Just because she’s adorable and a tsundere doesn’t mean she can walk over people their whole lives and not get back fire.

Also, Lucy killing herself is just selfish. You burned your bridge with Mike two years ago. Stop being selfish and go help how you can. Like Paulo, and your family, and your pets. I hope this is exactly what Augustus tells her.

Demetrois January 4, 2013, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #235702

It’s Sherlock BBC all over again…

Person January 4, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #235703

…Do a flip

Person's name u forget January 4, 2013, 6:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #235704

Thumbs up to Demetrois for saying that and he’s right. Gender should not give you the freedom to do things to people

Danny-Boy January 4, 2013, 6:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #235705

I Agree with Person
She most likely will survive if she does jump

Charlie January 4, 2013, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #235706

Nope. Shes the main character the comic would just stop if she jumped

DezRaffy January 4, 2013, 7:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #235707

@Demetrois I think the main reason he’s viewed so negatively is not because of standing up for himself (which he had all the right to do, and honestly imho, took TOO long to do.) But after he had gotten his point across, he seemingly attacked her fears, and proceeded to insult her based on that.
Beating a dead horse, though with this discussion.

For the most part in regard to Lucy though, I agree. I love the ‘dere, with a little less tsun. Of course though, until the page officially reveals, we have no clue for certain if she will jump.

Fenfir January 4, 2013, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #235708

@DezRaffy: No, she is not “THE” main character. She’s A main character, and there’s plenty of stories and drama that can happen even if she dies.

Honestly, it could go either way though, and it would be sad to see Lucy’s character development cut so abruptly. But I have faith that Taeshi could successfully tell a good continuation of the BCB story without Lucy and on how Lucy’s suicide affected the characters.

What makes me mad, though, is how I’m sure if she did there’d be this mass exodus of so-called fans saying “OMG BCB IZ DED WITOUT RUCY-CHAN!!1111!!1!”

Floweramon January 4, 2013, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #235709

OH…MY…GOD
NEEH
*over react*
ASDFGHJKL
*dead*

Nikki January 4, 2013, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #235710

Dang it, this is the 2183197th time I’ve returned to this page. Each time I do, I want to hug her even more. :( Her sadness… HER SADNESS!! I WANT THE NEXT PAGE ALREADY ;_;

Just-A-Lurker January 4, 2013, 8:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #235711

@Fenfir

Exactly.
He basically managed to take what would “only” require a stern conversation, and twisted it into both the easiest way & also the douchiest way of handling the situation.

He isn’t hated for the reason(s) he did it, he’s hated for his choice of actions doing it.

Clamp January 4, 2013, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #235712

Jump! it’ll look awesome on camera.

wat January 4, 2013, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #235713

Saw it

Akado_Omoi January 4, 2013, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #235714

Seriously, am I the ONLY one who read the about column? Comic ends 2014 and Lucy/Mike end up together!!

Akado_Omoi January 4, 2013, 9:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #235715

Wow, never mind. It changed :unsure:

Akado_Omoi January 4, 2013, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #235716

Honestly, I don’t think she will jump. She may be depressed, but I think she is looking at the view right now. She’s not going to jump to her death, she didn’t plan to jump when she went up there either.

I get the feeling this was her, looking out over the city she grew up in, and taking one last long look at it. From what I can guess from what her mother and brothers said, they are worried about her. They are most likely going to send her away, not to abandon her, but to try and help her. Sometimes the best remedy for this kind of hurt is to literally move away from what is causing it. Literally getting away from those memories.

Most likely, this is her going up to look out and say farewell in her own weird way. She planned to do it alone, but Augustus just stumbled upon her. He jumped to the conclusion that she was going to jump, and she knows he thinks that just from the look on his face. She had told him before that she thought about suicide so that is a logical jump for him to make, but also a wrong one. She’ll probably tell him that her family is sending her to a boarding school, a psych ward, or to visit other family to finish off school. He’ll be a bit of a confidant about it, because he was the one who stumbled upon her, and she probably won’t tell anyone else, just vanish. Everyone else will probably find out from Paulo trying to visit her and being told she’s not there anymore.

This is all wild speculation, but it makes the most sense to me.

GracefulSerenity January 4, 2013, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #235717

Lucy, you do know cats CAN’T fly right, and that this is not a smart way to give evolution the finger?

Ari_Bellmont January 4, 2013, 9:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #235718

I highly doubt that this will happen(or logically could happen), but for some reason, I envision Lucy falling off accidentally and landing on Mike(who had just left the party), the both of them then being dragged off to the hospital by Augustus and Paulo, who was with Mike…in an alleyway, for no clear reason. Like I said, it doesn’t really work, but it would be cool. Or maybe switch Mike and Paulo. That would work too. (No it wouldn’t. But it would still be cool.)

Insanity_Prevails January 4, 2013, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #235719

Also, for as much as he clearly cares, I’m not sure Augustus is helping out all that much. The last thing Lucy needs is someone else yelling at her.

Insanity_Prevails January 4, 2013, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #235720

@Moogle
Fine, maybe your right. Actually if I could, I would try to cheer her up.

@GracefulSerenity
OMG! Maybe she is moving away to live with dad and she is getting one last look at the city… I don’t think she will tell anyone she is leaving. Oooo The drama that will make. Until they get smart and ask her family.

HOW COME NO ONE THOUGHT OF THIS: You know maybe her family went to visit some relatives and decided it best she not go. That would explain the abandonment comment from her mother. AND MAYBE JUST MAYBE! She decided to do something that is good for depressed people to do. Something to get their mind off it.
Ya know what would be cool, if tens seconds until midnight Paulo confessed to Lucy! Or maybe this chapter ends 10 seconds until midnight some day.
I hoping with all this bad stuff happening I hope this chapter ends happy. That would make my day, no my whole Month(maybe more).

Someone January 4, 2013, 10:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #235721

TAESHI. WHY.

laura January 4, 2013, 10:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #235722

;)I doubt she’ll jump. Suicide should never be the answer. It’s a coward’s way out and deep down Lucy is no coward. She’s just clearing her head finally.

Push it all way pretty kitty. Final Fantasy Cat is there to pick up the pieces
;)

Tia January 4, 2013, 10:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #235723

I think i’m liking what’s happening

Isacattella January 4, 2013, 10:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #235724

And you know what? I’m about damn tired of people bashing Mike for being such a jerk. Why? BECAUSE HE WON’T ACCEPT LUCY? That’s all he can do! Put it this way(true story ahead):
Since sixth grade, I’ve had a massive crush on a girl named Maddy. Just last year(my freshman year in high school), I finally got the nerve to ask her out to the Semiformal dance. Lo and behold, she said no. I’ll admit, I quietly persisted until the night of the dance, to no avail. And you know what happened then? I moved on. Yes, it hurt. Yes, it brought me a couple steps lower for a while. But in the end, it was good for me; I learned some things. Now, just as I have been for the last ten years, I’m on my school’s swim team, which is all but a cult—we do just about EVERYTHING together. And this year, I decided to ask a longtime friend and teammate to Semiformal instead. And now, I honestly think this may be the girl I want to spend the rest of my life with. Just because I had the strength to move ahead with my life and do my best to forget the past.
So wouldn’t it do Lucy some good to move past the relationship she never had? When I told the rest of the team about asking Maddy last year, the collective response was “Seriously? Come on, surely you can do better than THAT!” Wouldn’t it give Lucy a chance at something so much better? A chance that she soon might miss?
But maybe you, dear reader, are still not convinced. So let’s take a different look at things.
Say, for example, that Mike decides to say yes to Lucy.
What happens then?
Sure, maybe he’s sorry for what a “massive jerkface” he’s been, and is just happy to be forgiven. Maybe seeing Lucy happy is all he wants. But what sort of relationship is that? Any good marriage counselor can tell you that a healthy marriage must be mutualistic, and both parties must benefit. “Honey, as long as you’re happy, so am I” works for about a year or two, and then simply won’t satisfy anymore. Someone will eventually snap, or fade out, or just disappear to get away from it all.
So let’s say Mike and Lucy end up together. How long would it really last? What tensions, what feelings of contempt and resentment, would there be? Who else would have to step in to protect the both of them? And what would become of the rest of the cast?
Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m the only one who thinks this way. But stand beside me or not, I feel that if Mike and Lucy ever procreated, their children would be in the same boat as Abbey.

Insanity_Prevails January 4, 2013, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #235725

dang it Lucy! -_-

shoop-a-doop January 4, 2013, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #235726

No. Mad Lucy It can’t end like this. Right..? :question:
Of course it won’t. No way.

4y3sec January 4, 2013, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #235727

Nahhh, she won’t do it. Also, I love the desperation in Augustus’s face in the last panel. :love:

Jupi January 4, 2013, 10:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #235728

NO TAESHI HOW CAN YOU DO THIS DO US?!

Just… the use of greys and blues on this page… even Lucy’s bow looks like it’s depleted of energy. Everything about Lucy and her body language says she feels defeated, from the droop of her tail to the blank gaze she uses to silently acknowledge Augustus. Darn, I might just cry if I look at this any longer.

minty January 4, 2013, 11:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #235729

Interesting… Augustus’s panels are all in one color, but his mouth is pink. It’s kind of cool… I should try that in my art.

Oh Lucy. Thanks for driving out that expression on his face. Never thought I’d see it. I have a good feeling where this is going but I’ll have to wait until Monday to find out.

TheMustacheNorm January 4, 2013, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #235730

My eye is legitimately twitching now… =.o

Lucy Y U NO STAY ON GROUND?!?

cherrypandas January 4, 2013, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #235731

Rip my heart out and eat it in front of me, why don’t you? Augh, you’re tearing me apart Taeshi.

CrumpledQuill January 4, 2013, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #235732

It’s possible she’s just using the height to get a good look around, because she’s being sent elsewhere, or they’re all moving, or something. But likely she’s going to jump, because as Joss Whedon knows, once you kill a main character (or two, or three, or…), your story officially becomes real and people pay more attention to risky situations in the future. It’s the ultimate payoff for Taeshi, though at the price of Lucy’s life, or at least a huge amount of her health. D:

If she is leaving, maybe she’s going to go with her dad on his car racing tours. That would certainly be a change of tone..

Hazel January 4, 2013, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #235733

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xom January 4, 2013, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #235734

Hrm, since Lucy is in this state, I wonder if Zach is going to pop up again. Maybe he”s part of her rehabilitation process. :D He did promise to help her somehow. o3o

Oppi January 4, 2013, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #235735

I honestly am not surprised it was Lucy. I knew it was Lucy from the shot of the top of the building with a silhouette. And since this is an Augustus section of the comic, it couldn’t have been anybody but Lucy. But why is she about to jump from a building? Heck if I know. But gosh darn it Taeshi you know how to build up suspense.

packers848848 January 4, 2013, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #235736

Thinking it now, I hope and pray if she dose jump that august isn’t going to be blamed some how. I mean hes there what IF someone say him with her and from afar it looks like a push? :( and i really don’t want to see lucy jump.

Sahchan January 5, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #235737

@Someone: Don’t worry about it I take a while to comment sometimes too. Also, I am MikeXhappiness, LucyXhappiness, PauloXhappiness, etc. As long as everybody is happy by the end of BCB I will be happy too. But if anyone couples up there better be a good reason for it, not something random. Example: Abbey and Daisy are together now because Abbey showed up to rescue Daisy(this is okay). If Jessica decided to start dating Augustus I would need a damn good reason for why that happened(this one was random since Jess mentioned she wanted to kill him).

@Someone(again): I just read the rest of your comment “Wouldn’t it be doing her a favor to end her miserable life?” If that was a joke it was a messed up one and if it wasn’t you just lost 90% of my respect. I already stated how I feel about anyone(even somebody that seems nice like you) wishing death on anybody else(not cool). That will never be okay to me. that is why I don’t think Mike will ever be deserving of Sandy(but hey what do I know right :/).

I agree with @someone that Mike can give Lucy the most happiness… if he saves her right here right now, apologizes for December(all of it), breaks up with Sandy, gets on his knees, takes out a ring and says “I love you Lucy… Will you marry me?” :unsure: This is highly unlikely but if it happens I will shed tears of joy if I have any tears left idk. If not, well I will still enjoy whatever I get from our wonderful artist/author Veronica :).

@Lumi: I think you are. Welcome to the story maker club :)(not sure if that is a real thing but I make up stories too so why not?) Don’t feel bad about coming up with stories in your head and writing them down that’s how most great storytellers/artists start out. I mentioned artists because our favorite artist Veronica started with a story inside her head that she later on drew and now she has a lot of adoring fans.

@Flowermon: I have been trying to come up with reasons for why Lucy shouldn’t jump… I got nothing :/. The girl is convinced that everyone around her either hates her or is only after for her looks. Now even her own family unknowingly added to the depression.

@Someone and @Flowermon: Here is something from one of my previous posts: “Mike is only partially to blame. If Lucy was going to commit suicide because of just what Mike said she would have done it already she had 3 weeks locked in her room to do it and she has been let out of the house before as well. Point is she had plenty of opportunities to end it. My guess is that whatever Lucy’s family said to her in THIS chapter added to her depression apparently that was enough to send her over the edge(if I just made a pun it was not intended :/).” If anyone else thinks this is all Mike’s fault this^ is my response to your umm… let’s call it sillyness.

supertails19 January 5, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #235738

@supertails19
LOL can’t put what to say to me in one section… I am cruel jerk sometimes. Ok about the 90%, ok I am being a little overboard, I don’t why I typed in 90% to be honest. Oh I remember, I was basically trying to say it is a scary high rate. 90% was definitely over the top and for that I am sorry. To add wishing death to someone is bad? eh? :unsure:
Also What Mike did in “December” is only a tip of the it. Others have hurt as well her. I am pretty sure it was not to be mean. The whole marry me? That is a little over board I think would make matters maybe not worse but VERY awkward. About having to reason to not to jump(or walk off edge), I agree… I hate to say this but I think if Paulo confesses to Lucy, regardless of Jasmine, it will probably just rub salt on the wound. I think she may take it like he is mocking her, whether he met well or not. Doubtful? Note her current state.
This right here hits me the hardest as Mike’s biggest *** holest move:
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p3.html
I hate Mike the most for that move, it makes me want to straggle THAT ****ER!

Someone January 5, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #235739

Mike snipes Lucy after FFCat makes her reconsider

Dragnite January 5, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #235740

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bankai January 5, 2013, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #235741

Go jump off a building bankai.

Oh god you’re not seriously gonna kill off a main character, are you Veronica? Right?……Right?? D:

Follarch January 5, 2013, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #235742

@bankai Holy ****, I can tell you hate Lucy but cut us guys on phones/ipods some slack. All that scrolling hurts my index finger. :(

Anyway, I doubt Lucy will jump but if she does…
she’d better do at least a triple backflip =D

Pyre_of_Onyx January 5, 2013, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #235743

WHAT THE ****!?!? NOOOOOOoooo!

Redsilence January 5, 2013, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #235744

@Someone: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p19.html :(. Telling his current girlfriend that he wished Lucy would die. Sandy should have hit him harder. At least she was all “No. Bad. *Bop*” If Sandy said “Stop your crazy brain” I would have sworn Souppy came up with that dialogue 8-). Sandy is tall, nice, and knows how to control Mike. She was so sweet too even if her mom could of used some of that sweetness :/.

That whole Marry me thing was my never in a million years scenario. After the things he did not likely. Maybe somewhere in the past? Nah it still wouldn’t work out. Oh well. I wonder if there will ever be a BCB wedding? O.O oh I have so many story I could come up with in my head just for weddings.

I agree with what you said about Paulo, even if he did dump Jasmine and confessed to Lucy she is not going to believe it. Come on how would you feel if somebody denied your advances and promptly went to sleep with 2 strangers? I won’t date somebody like that, how long would it be until they find somebody else they “Love?” Even if Paulo was being sincere Lucy has no reason to believe or trust him anymore :(.

As for Augustus, I honestly hope he can get through to her somehow. It just seems like an impossible mission now. I hope he keeps on trying his hardest though. Hopefully this anti-hero won’t have to make the ultimate sacrifice ;).

oh yeah Lucy’s family: “Abandoning her” whatever they said was enough to make her take a trip to the top of a building. Yeah I don’t think I need to say anything else for this one :/.

:O @someone didn’t Justin :( get tossed off a building and survive? If this is true then why have I been worried about Lucy dying? She’ll have a few injuries and that’s it.

Finally since you asked for it here you go an entire comment for you not just a section. I just had to give it some spacing so it didn’t look like a wall of text. Well less like one. Good night to you sir. May you have sweet dreams instead of this nightmare that somebody is clearly having(I hope ;)).

supertails19 January 5, 2013, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #235747

@IntelligentFries: Be careful what you wish for D:. Actually it looks like Taeshi is about to make get down from there but not the way that I had hoped. I still have some hope that this is just a really good way of tricking Augustus into saying “I love You Lucy” we all know he won’t ever say it under normal circumstances. Of course that implies that he actually does love Lucy and well let’s just say I have my doubts :unsure:.

@Demetrois: Mike just took it too far and too fast. He tried making it clear to her by trying to avoid her more often and his displeased expressions and when that didn’t work he went ahead and skipped a step. Mike should have gone from 1) not wanting her around anymore and TRYING to get away from her to 2)SAYING that he didn’t want her around 3)WAIT and see if it worked 4)if she didn’t leave him alone TELL somebody about it and 5)if for some reason that didn’t work DO something about it. Mike skipped step 2 and 4 he did too much waiting for her to change without saying anything to her or anybody else. Seriously this school needs a guidance counselor(you know somebody you can talk to if you are having problems). The school should hire whoever taught Lily… or just hire Lily that would be easier and she would get paid for something she probably did on a daily basis :).

@GracefulSerenity: Lucy will most likely be spending time with her dad one way or another. And yeah it is wild speculation but it is oh so fun to try and come up with different scenarios in your head. It definitely helps keep me distracted from all the bad thoughts :D.

Good night ;).

supertails19 January 5, 2013, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235748

…My God. It’s really happening.

Y’know, I’ve always wondered what events would take place if Lucy really tried to off herself, but I never thought it would actually happen! Sure, it would throw everything into perspective for all the other characters, and truths would be revealed that shouldn’t have been buried like a time capsule in the first place, but this is LUCY we’re talking about - one of the two integral main characters. BCB just wouldn’t be the same without her! WHAT’S SHE GOING TO DO?! *dying of need-to-know syndrome*

…Man. Even for BCB, this is heavy stuff. The Infamous 20-Ton Artist’s Block of the Century made of cement and solid stone has nothing on this. Not even the apocalypse could move this subject matter an inch.

PocketGodPygmy January 5, 2013, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #235749

…I guess I should have known that when Lucy smiles, even for the tiniest fraction of a second, there is going to be some serious ****.

PocketGodPygmy January 5, 2013, 3:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #235750

…They did mention in the F.A.Q that the comic would end around 2014…Damn.

RedPanda January 5, 2013, 4:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235751

I have a feeling she isn’t gonna jump. I have a feeling she’s gonna say “Relax, moron, I’m not gonna jump. The view looks pretty good, eh?” or something like that. I have a feeling… GAH WHO AM I KIDDING?!

Lucy, if you jump— well, you’re not gonna succeed! Final Fantasy cat won’t let you! And when he saves you he’s gonna scold you, and hopefully you’ll listen, though you’ll probably just flip him off, or something just as clever, but DON’T YOU DARE JUMP!

GAH, Taeshi! You were born to torment? You do your job well. -_-

Lexi January 5, 2013, 6:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #235752

Just came here to say that Supertails is one of my favourite regular commenters. You make starring things quite easy and you’re pleasant to read.

Keep up the good work <3

Taeshi January 5, 2013, 7:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #235753

gawddamit next page is in my finalexsam,what is this ? depression week?

a-jell-o January 5, 2013, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #235754

Ok so as I understand then alot of u think that she is joking and not gonna jump… Well I think that she thinks her life is over and the smile is because she is glad somebody noticed her… she has absolutely NO IDEA on how many people think of her… Paulo, Mike, mom, her brothers and all the MILLIONS of bcb fans she has… for example me xD

I LOVE U LUCY SO PLZ DONT JUMP!!!!!! i wish this was real not just a comic XD ;) 8-D

Iti January 5, 2013, 9:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235755

Sahchan January 5, 2013, 10:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235756

she is not going to jump probably maybe.

Mr. Tony January 5, 2013, 10:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #235757

do a flip

Peebles January 5, 2013, 10:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #235758

Save her! She’s your lobster!

Bioniclema90 January 5, 2013, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #235759

cannot stop laughing at ‘splat’ omg

Mollington January 5, 2013, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #235760

What a CLIFFhanger! Ahaha you so funny…
No, seriously, i kinda like that pun.

Palpetinus January 5, 2013, 12:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #235761

I really don’t expect her to actually kill herself. I mean I hate that ungrateful bitchface, but I don’t want her dead.

Otter guy January 5, 2013, 12:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #235762

Cliff Hanger, hanging from a cliff! And that’s why they call him Cliff Hanger.
#betweenthelions

m is for wolf January 5, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #235763

@Taeshi: Thank you I will keep up the good work for as long as I can. I just want to take this moment to say I love your work and I didn’t know I could feel so many emotions for a character. I think that shows how great you are at developing characters. It also helps that your artwork is beautiful no matter what the style. Also sorry for saying something you probably heard a thousand times. If you keep up this amazing work with the story and art combo(both are lovely as we all know) then you will have many more fans coming your way. Just don’t feel the need to overdo things okay. The last thing anyone wants is for you to overwork yourself. If anybody tries making you work hard than you feel is comfortable then ignore them. Even famous people have to relax sometimes right?

@Iti: I actually THINK she is going to jump, but I HOPE a)she doesn’t, b)Augustus stops her c)somebody shows up and saves or d)she survives and gets sent to a hospital. There are so many different outcomes for this one situation and I use opportunities like this one to try and come up with as many logical outcomes as I can. I try my best to come up with positive ones. Try it ;). Just think about it what would happen if Lucy ended up in a hospital? Oh Mike will regret what he said to Sandy about Lucy. I”ll let you think of the rest(I can’t make it too easy for you ;)). Also for some reason you added Mike for the list of people who care about Lucy O.o what? Yeah you’re right about how a lot of the BCB fans just adore her. Even if a few of them dislike her for some silly reason. Mike had a legitimate reason for disliking Lucy but I wish he would of handled the situation a little better.

supertails19 January 5, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #235764

Ah, geez, people are taking this too seriously.
Lucy is obviously going to leave the building on a zipline, right to Tess’ party.
Geez, peoples.

Welgaean January 5, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #235765

@supertails19

Do you own your own webcomic, If yes can i have the link. I love to see :3

Sahchan January 5, 2013, 2:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #235766

AHHHHHHH PLEASE JUMP!!!! I NEED THE DRAMAAAAAA

shmidny January 5, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #235767

I SAY.,,,she jump but end up with some broken members…ANOUNCING THE WORLD of her bad mental health…making people wonder WHAT MAY HAPPEN AND HOPEFULLY making them HATE Mike for causing it all (cause its obvious) at least till all is clear and he says sorry…

lousika January 5, 2013, 2:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #235768

Lucy! THERE ARE OTHER WAYS OF FREEING YOURSELF OF YOUR PROBLEMS OTHER THAN TAKING YOUR LIFE!!!! D: I think she’s going to do but she’s not going to die! She just can’t! ._. :unsure: :(

ConsiderItDolphin January 5, 2013, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #235769

I can’t help but look at that smile and think she’s trolling him. Seems like a possibility, calm your jets guys.

Lizzie January 5, 2013, 3:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #235770

I kind of want to put it out there that she waited for him to get his *** up there. I mean, it could be the delay of contemplating suicide… Saying your goodbyes, but Lucy has had weeks to roll over most of those thoughts so a final thing snapping would be more so just going off and doing it to get it over with because the last thing that you cared for was gone. She doesn’t need any more convincing to do it if she’s going to because she went what, four stories up and actually walked all the way there?

She’s had time to contemplate the action, is what I’m saying. Right now this feels more like she’s trying to be a drama queen than anything, and at times I’m sure a few of you have noticed she has been that way. She’s pulled attention to herself, both intentionally and unintentionally. I’m not trying to bring that up, though, just reinforcing what I’m about to say. My assumption, wanted to go with the “it’s obvious” route but it probably isn’t that, is that she wanted someone to stop her. She’s.. Codependent might be the right word. She needs someone there who cares about her deeply, and will go to hefty lengths to get at least a bit of “warmth to keep the flame alive”. To sort of make her feel like she’s still important. It was obvious at the loss of Mike and then moving on to the little ones who substituted the loss, and then she moved to him when she got the chance. It just… Has happened a lot in this story.

Right now, she’s on a ledge. The time to book it four, five stories up, after hoofing it trying to find an unlocked door in the middle of the night? That’s going to take a while. Several long minutes. Then the whole stare she had, waiting for him, expecting him to come through those doors. She either wants an audience, or is wanting someone to come for her. The smile just deepens the whole thought of it. I kind of lost track back there, but that’s my point. I’m leaning towards she needs someone else to replace a void, and while it might not have been an intentional run in, and perhaps she did want to end her life, seeing him down there possibly triggered something that made her say she should wait and see if someone else will offer to fill the gap. By the way, I guess that means some people have a bit of an increase in their chances of these two getting together. Course Mike will still be out on top, and if he comes around we all know he’s her main priority and will swoon over for him, which I have no problem with. Don’t really care what happens with her relations anymore because it feels like she’s the main beacon of drama here. Everyone else is mostly holding it together. Mostly. Story would get more boring without her in the long term unless we get some kind of replacement, but it would also probably get really interesting for at least a couple or a few months if she did go splat.

Oh, while I’m here.. not sure how much snow is down there. She might survive the fall. Just go into a coma. And.. That might make Mike regret his actions prior to this… And cause him to connect with her while she’s unconscious. And she wakes up a couple months later and Mike.. Right, don’t know where I’m going with this. Anyways, there’s a million ways this could go. Have fun with your predictions with what will happen, I’m sure most of you are thinking she won’t jump, and a few others who are worrying that because others are expecting she won’t that she actually will. Man this comic is insane.

Coat guy January 5, 2013, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #235771

That smile is utterly terrifying.

Gentle Reader January 5, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #235772

Now that I think about it, if she does jump and hit the ground, it would really show a dramatic hospital scene c:

Mightyena January 5, 2013, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #235773

Omg i solved it mark my words she us up there to watch the fireworks! She likes the snow so she doesnt mind being up there. She smiled because she knew he was going to say that. This is lucy were talking about the most stuborn character in here she wont take the ***** (lol shes a cat) way out.

DinR January 5, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #235774

Disaster dominos, take two…

apple pi January 5, 2013, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #235775

@Nikita You should try reading “The Dresden Files” by Jim Butcher. It’s amazing what authors can do, even in first-person stories, to their main characters — and get away with it (while still continuing the series).

CuriousKitty22 January 5, 2013, 8:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #235776

What a twist! :o
It’s aaaaalll a dream v.v
Gotta be D:

Sandra January 5, 2013, 8:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #235777

I don’t like Lucy much… this is certainly an interesting method of retconning a character… If she dies maybe David will finally get some pages :D

Sethorien January 5, 2013, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #235778

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bankai January 5, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #235779

At least she’s going to land on her feet

JustSomeCritic January 5, 2013, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #235780

I have no words. Hahaha I feel like we are all talking about the same things because the plot is advancing at a snails pace as Taeshi is drawing this event out as long as she can.

I_Love_Lucy January 5, 2013, 9:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #235781

Firstly, @bankai SHUT UP! No one wants to hear your needless hate against Lucy six times or whatever.
Secondly, MON DIEU Agustus’s FACE! So much anguish and panic! You did well drawing him Taeshi, but DON’T JUMP LUCY! My guess is it’s a plot to get some stuff done, but if its not, TAESHI WUT R U DOIN? TAESHI STAHP!

SaphiraN January 5, 2013, 10:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #235782

For reasons unbeknownst to author and audience, this comment provides insight of lucrative means. Lucy! The Silver Lining!

Googlegwn January 5, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #235783

Watch her skip to another segment before this segment advances.
Either way, you know she’s gonna torture us more.

Deo January 5, 2013, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #235784

If you make her jump and Augustus gets the blame, I wouldn’t handle myself.
This paranoia with what’s going to happen is killing me.

JamieMoonbeams January 5, 2013, 11:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #235785

Don’t know if this has anything to do with the this comic but I need some thoughts. I was checking the store and when I checked on the Lucy Figure, for some odd reason a Zalgo version of the page started. I hope Taeshi didn’t change it to make us…you know assume she does die? D:

Blaze33405 January 6, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #235786

This came straight off the family conversation before the meanwhile… What in David’s name did they say to her to make her reach that stage?! :question:

DeadDog January 6, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #235787

@Blaze33405- That was actually a joke from Halloween. No need to worry about it.

toffee January 6, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #235788

I was right … it was lucy… ;)

alexia January 6, 2013, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #235789

I bet good money she’s going to jump and get cushioned by the snow. Probably go to the ER, where Paulo will find her and fawn, because he came to confess.

I believe it, so it should be so D:

DiddlesTheMagnificent January 6, 2013, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #235790

@Sahchan: I wish I was good enough of an artist to make a web comic. I am more of a writer actually. I have read plenty of webcomics before and I know how to recognize great artwork. I actually bought a few commissions before from several artists. Why you ask. Well why not? I like seeing different artwork from different artists and different styles 8-D. Sorry i’m not an artist though :(. Well a good one anyway. I’ll just stick with silently writing stories.

@DeadDog: That’s what i’m still trying to figure out. I can think of a few scenarios involving Lucy saying goodbye to Roseville for a while: 1) Lucy is being sent to her dad(he could cheer her up) 2)A lot of people said this one before: Therapy(It can help in some cases) 3)This one is highly unlikely but it is possible: New School(Lucy’s family could of seen this as a last resort and it would involve Lucy leaving Roseville in order to make some new friends) 4)Quality time with Sam(do I really need a reason for Lucy to spend some quality time with her favorite brother?). With all these scenarios Lucy would be saying goodbye to Roseville(hopefully not permanently) and she would be depressed because her family would be forcing her to move somewhere she doesn’t want to be. These are all wild guesses that involve assuming what happened in a conversation that only one person knows about. So yeah chances are that these scenarios are not going to but who knows. I had fun coming up with them anyway.

@bankai: Use your Bankai and go save the world of the living already, sheesh. Oh yeah say hello to Ichigo for me.

Oh great for some reason I am now curious about the party which I just KNOW is going be a bowl full of drama just like the last party. Ah, memories.

@DiddlesTheMagnificent: I wish it was so as well but only time will tell.

supertails19 January 6, 2013, 3:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #235791

For some reason I have a feeling that Augustus might have experienced this scenario before (someone close to him? Perhaps himself?). Every time I look at his shocked expression in the third panel twist into absolute terror in the fifth panel, it makes me wanna go hug him.

Maybe I’m thinking too much aha but whatever happens next, I hope Augustus will somehow be able to save Lucy.

Scissor January 6, 2013, 4:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #235792

It is all a dream.

Yukari January 6, 2013, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #235793

Ahh….~ I really love AugustxLucy o(=////=)o…
No matter what… lol \(>////<)/

Yu January 6, 2013, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #235794

You’re gonna kill Augustus aren’t you? You meanie devil thing you! In saving Luc he ends his own life. Unless of course this is the beginning of a AugustusxLucyxPaulo lifestyle.

Suzume January 6, 2013, 6:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #235795

Shuicswbilnfaswfjcdgikm~ awesome page!!! I can’t wait for tomorrow’s update!!! its like GAH- idk what to think about this anymore there’s just to many possibilities! Now if We can get my friends to start reading it too XD

Flashpelt1 January 6, 2013, 7:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #235797

Lucy smiles then jumps, lands perfectly.

A: She’s a cat and can handle jumping from 30-40 feet

B: She has super powers and is about jump then walk home and get ready to go to super school.

Marik January 6, 2013, 8:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #235798

well to be honest you did have all the cat characters land on there feet in chapter… 44 http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c44/p19.html and they fell of a friggen cliff!

a fan January 6, 2013, 8:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235800

Is Lucy getting pudgier?
:I

Wr3h January 6, 2013, 10:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #235801

@supertails19

aww, well i’m a awesome artist who would need a writer to make a webcomic, I’m not so great with guiding my art along with scenes and stuff, lolz. I was wounding if you did cause it sounded like you did from taeshi.

Sahchan January 6, 2013, 12:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #235802

Augustus X Lucy!!!! They’d be epic together! :love:

Wixxx January 6, 2013, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #235803

Dear god! You people are insane!!! Furious Abbey Dammit Augustus dont stand there go save Lucy, I mean I started reading this comic 2 years ago and this is where is brings me! Lucy standing on a tall building getting ready to jump or to mock everyone and everyone decides to flame lucy for not jumping until Monday. :/

KawaiiSketchChan January 6, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #235804

@Neospector
You made me think of a drama creating thingy! If to trick Lucy into not jumping he pulls this bull **** he loves her and keeps it up till the get down only for Paulo to be walking by seeing them together smiling and hugging maybe? Paulo runs off in tears. Augusts rolls his eyes and walks Lucy home, while the whole time Lucy confused only when gotten home to be handed over to her family and Augustus walks away leaving Lucy in a worse state…And Paulo heart broken… YAY DRAMA! Now I hope not that happen, it seems so over used.

About the “WAIT!” You know he might just be a person that unlike Mike, has a soul. Or he may want her alive for when good olde’ rape cat wants his revenge

I think the smile comes from the fact that Mike wrong, maybe like Supertails19 said maybe this is Lucy’s why of seeing if anyone cares. Then I look to the 2nd Panel and think she probably does give a flying **** about anything or one. Maybe just wants to be left alone to die. Try to end her misery without causing others? Ok maybe trying to ease the pain for her family? Maybe she ran off somewhere to get away so she can “die alone in peace” maybe of thirst or starvation(terrible ways to go out)? “I can’t alone in my room my family won’t allow it. To a tall building where the workers are on holiday vacation”. Augustus shows up… “GOD DAMN IT!” “Screw it no one will leave me alone!” “I am jumping” *a strong breeze comes and knocks her back, on her back* Ok this went from meaning something to crazy ranting.

Someone January 6, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #235805

Considering the drama factor in the comic, I have this awful feeling that there’s going to be a deep conversation, he’ll talk her out of it, and someone will kiss someone consensually at the stroke of midnight…right when Paulo, who has just broken up with Jasmine, sees Lucy kissing someone else and feels all heartbroken and stuff?

I’ve thought this one out and it’s just not good. .___.

Snickers January 6, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #235806

OH MAN LOOK WHAT I JUST FOUND YOU SHOULD LOOK AT IT

http://tracyjb.deviantart.com/art/Lackadaisy- Expressions-193978013

silound January 6, 2013, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #235807

Can’t you see lucy’s being a drama queen?!
CATS ALWAYS LAND ON THEIR FEET. EXCEPT IF SHOT FROM CANNONS.
And Taeshi, this happens so often I find it hard to believe you’re not doing this to us on purpose. So please stahp with the cliffhangers.

The_Contraptionist January 6, 2013, 5:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #235809

@Lumi
Your first paragraph hit me as being very insightful. However about the friends? Really ask yourself if she has any where are they? Oh right partying at Tess’.

@yeah
Agreed, why would she insult him. Her expression tells us all that she has no life in her or even care. Maybe what really hurt( about Mike), is that they were having fun together. Then he gets the text, both still happy and smiling. Excuse me while I go throw up after rereading “December”. OK I am back Well she loves make him happy and likes to see him happy. But he says every problem begins with “you”. So what better way to make someone you love happy other than to do what they say would make them happy. And for that reason is why I think she will jump. She gave her heart to him only for him to rip it out and stomp in to pieces, then throw in it the blender for good measure.

@Insanity_Prevails
Ok, at first she was, you know a little hurt that someone he hadn’t seen in like idk 5 years meant more then her. For Zack she kinda knew this was coming. What probably hurt a lot and what most of your are missing(even the Mike haters) is that fact she just to stay friends with him and all he does is treat her like crap. What happen to two wrongs don’t make a right? Mike must have missed that lesson. He does lover her back? NO! So that justifies treating someone like they are less than ****?
I still want to him suffer for this:http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p3.html
Till he knows what true pain is I will not be happy with him. PERIOD!

Someone January 6, 2013, 6:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #235810

did nobody remember that Lucy walked right out her front door?

Also I’m really hoping this is’nt a flashback or a dream, this comic is coming to climax and I think we can all feel it.

Please don’t make it AugustusxLucy though.. we all know Augustus is working for that creep from the confrontation arc and he’s no good for Luce.

PAULO CMUN kamina over here and save your woman!

LetsLea January 6, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #235811

My question is: What makes anyone think she’s gonna jump?
That subtile smirk tells me she’s just up there to look at the world below her; I do that when I’m depressed(I also throw rocks or other light stuff off into the oblivion). If she was gonna jump, or if her family thought she would, they’d have come after her. She could be up there because… maybe, her family decided to move away. That would explain what Lucy said about “Not having a word in” on an ealier comic. :) Then again I could be reading too much into this. :unsure:

SpotHamster22 January 6, 2013, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #235812

OMG!!!IM GONNA BURST INTO EXITMENT!Your really not gonna kill the main character though, right? :question: Im mean, I HATE Mike for this…The comic will just be REALLY weird without lucy though.But didn’t Sandy tell Mike to say sorry or somethin?

I feel REALLY bad for Lucy :/ But COME ON AGUSTUS!USE YOUR SUPER POWERS TO CATCH HER!(Stomps Ground) GUHHH!!!!(Bursts Into Exitment) I Cant WAIT Till The Next Page!!!!!!!

Cameloher ;3 ;3 January 6, 2013, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #235813

I just want to take this time to say i’m not on anyone’s sides until the day this comic ends and all views are in play, for now i will enjoy this awesome spin throwing roller coaster :)

Tho i would be greatly sad if she dose jump and “lives/dies” from the jump. Tho i’m curios as of what will become of everyone else after?

I do haft to say i do not like mike but i don’t hate him. I nearly disagree at this time, But also yes there is a lot Lucy could of done. But with the recent story i fell its really not her fault on how she runs her life and keeps things safe. tho mike is a different story until now? If he was a train she would leap across him if her feelings where herself. For any other train its a NO.

Sorry if my examples are tacky ^_^”’

Well shortly and sweet. I’m on nobodys side. I have some thoughts but will not share cause like everyone hear, We don’t have the whole story :)


I will say I love LOVE Mad Lucy 8-) 8-D ;) Furious Abbey :O :) :question: XD :smirk: :x ._. :nope: D:

I care for these as well :D :-* ;_; :/ #^_^# :unsure: :P :O

Sahchan January 6, 2013, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #235814

@Sahchan
Your English or spelling is really bad. I don’t mean that to be mean. Without spell check I doubt anyone could read what I type.

“I do haft to say i do not like mike but i don’t hate him. I nearly disagree at this time, But also yes there is a lot Lucy could of done. But with the recent story i fell its really not her fault on how she runs her life and keeps things safe. tho mike is a different story until now? If he was a train she would leap across him if her feelings where herself. For any other train its a NO.”

What do you mean by train?

Someone January 6, 2013, 8:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #235815

is it bad that not a single *** is given from my end on this scenario? Don’t know why, i know i should be “concerned” but dangit i really don’t give two fux here.

strider January 6, 2013, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #235816

Why do I sense a scene’s switch?

jerkface January 6, 2013, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #235817

Lucy
What are you doing.
Lucy
STAHP.
D:

Waviness January 6, 2013, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #235818

@Someone

I’m sorry but i already said my sorrys.

And I haft to be honest. Ive been drinking. So I’m sorry if its alil Derpy like.

Sahchan January 6, 2013, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #235819

@jerkface
I don’t think so, we have only been at this scene for only what 4 pages? I think the scene change will come Wednesday

@Sahchan
You still didn’t answer my question. What do you mean by train you mean this? https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn: ANd9GcSRYcLq9hr86JOQwodhcn0ZbySWuwfpG3gHKLxG6gaOsc s97j9tuA
If not please clarify. If even you are drunk you typing should not be this good or bad, I guess. What I mean is your typing is made to sound like a drunk, which I think you would have to be sober to do. Cause if you where drunk I would predict more of words that are barely readable such as: erbda=beard

Someone January 6, 2013, 10:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #235821

This is the most comments I’ve seen in my short time here, and I can see why. I’m leaning towards her not jumping, and I’m almost certain a character involved in the main plot would be killed off. The twist is almost immanent, but I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to see what it actually is.

not_used January 6, 2013, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #235933

Woof January 7, 2013, 7:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #235997

I love the thought of lucyXagustus

Butterflyslicer January 7, 2013, 5:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #236319

Hush hush child, the snow will break your fall
Hush hush child, hush hush child, you’ll be done with it all…

Kuroii January 9, 2013, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #236460

I honestly think Augustus and Lucy would be a cute couple. XD
August looks so freaking adorable when terrified!!

Michelle January 12, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #236618

You forgot to color Lucy’s scarf in the first panel XD

Kenshin January 15, 2013, 8:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #238560

Lucy… Please don’t jump. :unsure:

Mike February 10, 2013, 10:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #238951

I feel so sorry for Auggy. He actually worried for her, the look on his face said it all. How could Lucy do that to him ;A;

Linkification February 15, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #246570

Just re-looking at old chapters while I wait for Monday to come, and I’ve got to say this has to be one of my favorite pages. I love how there’s one big panel to look at Lucy on the ledge, wind blowing, making you imagine the cold. I especially love Augustus’s expressions. I like how from the first one to the second, the background darkens as well as his face. It gives you a good sense of distress.

DarkCrystal828 May 25, 2013, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #258915

auggie-poo might say he doesnt care but to be honest i dont think anybody on this planet is that good of an actor to make a face like that and not genuinely care about that persons well-being. you can ****ing see despair and desperation drenched all over his face

UH OH SOMEONES ATTACHED

Whimsicott September 7, 2013, 8:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #260036

you didn’t color lucy’s bow in panel one HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA just kidding looks fine 2 me

Carindel Girl September 22, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #261793

Holy crap reminds me of Sherlock ;-;

Natalie October 10, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.

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