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YEAH YOU SURE WERE LOOKING FOR JASMINE ALRIGHT
I just got a hat trick what are you going to do about it
Also getting ADSL2+ next weekend
The Ebola Virus January 14, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Wrong answer! What’s funny is that Jessica is probably asking the same thing to Rachael. You can tell this is going to end terribly. Either Paulo’s going to mess up and crush Jasmine or he’s going to admit how he feels and crush Jasmine. So either way, he’s going to crush Jasmine.
Still though, definitely going to be the most awkward party of the year, and next year for that matter, seeing as it will also spill over into January.
Also, did Paulo suddenly forget his rage from Piece of Cake? Shouldn’t he be mad at Mike, seeing as he basically figured out what had happened.
Nikita January 14, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Feli January 14, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Not the girl Paulo wanted to see. Look at Jessica and her nice outfit she looks all dressed up and ready to meet with the same girl Paulo is looking for . That’s right Paulo just pretend that Jasmine was the one you were looking for that way she won’t suspect a thing. Unless she noticed the blush you had before you knew she was here.
supertails19 January 14, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
Oh dang, cue DRAMA BOMB!!
Gabria93 January 14, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
Oh no.. I kind of sense drama..
Bittersweet_PauloxLucy January 14, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
Ace has an orgasm in 3,2,…
jamie_mac January 14, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
oh my. this isn’t gonna be good…
Lilac January 14, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
OH BOY GUISE
Rainbow_Barf January 14, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
This entire page made me giggle crazily. In fact, it was probably more of a cackle.
eccentrik January 14, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
CoolBad January 14, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
aw man, and here i thought he was referring to daisy, pffft he really was saying he was in love with lucy
kiki January 14, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
She looks pretty nice.Like if she were a little younger
Vyntov January 14, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
Paulo’s decisions are coming in fast now. It’s gonna be hard on him.
Blaze33405 January 14, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
**** just got serious… I really wonder how Jasmine is going to react to what Paulo has to say, or if at least he’s going to tell her in her face.
Im sorry jasmine but I’ll always ship PauloxLucy so good bye and I hope you the best? she’s still kinda cool…. but Lucy…. dunno Im kinda confused, having mixed feelings right here.
Sam January 14, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.
Paulo, I swear to god, if you say ANYTHING to break her heart, I will hunt you down and snap your neck. DO NOT MESS WITH A GOOD THING.
Anon-o-mis January 14, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
First thing that popped into my head…DRAMA BOMB!
:) January 14, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
k its not Jasmine (duh) ,Jessy,or the bestfriend
Lucy or Daisy?
Why you askin? January 14, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
Poor Jasmine. So unsuspecting…
Purin January 14, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
Oh, no awkwardness at all.
Shiloh January 14, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.
Paulo, if you break Jasmines heart, I swear to god I will find a way into webcomic-land, and beat the ever-loving **** outta you!
Frodomann1 January 14, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.
I get the feeling Jasmine senses the uncertainty in Paulo, or at least I kinda hope she does. She’s been probably the most mentally mature of all the characters so far in this considering how she handled their initial get together back in chapter 55 “Back & Forth”. And its not like their relationship has gone anywhere past the ‘hey lets hang out cause you’re fun to hang with’ which honestly if Jasmine is as cool as I think she is, she’d be willing to still do with Paulo after they break up. Not like they ever had any sexual tension like Paulo and Lucy have had.
Hell I don’t even know if they made it ‘official’ yet. Jasmine even said before “It’s not like we’ve decided on things.”
BetaMonkey January 14, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.
Totally not feeling guilty. Not at all. Zero guilt.
Wasn’t thinking about anyone or anything.
Just thinking about Jasmine.
And now for something different. I don’t know what I’m about to do, but here it is.
Curtisimo - Q: How do you annoy a web developer?
Curtisimo January 14, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.
Just a reminder:
Dextrose January 14, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.
You might as well tell Jazmine sooner or later Paulo or you might never have a chance with Lucy.
Nimbus26 January 14, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.
The way jasmin was drawn (just basing off her facil expression and her eyes) it makes her look a little younger than she actually is. I do like her shirt though. Props taeshi!
I really wouldn’t be surprise if Paulo comes clean to Jasmin about how he feels relatively soon. I’m thinking she’d be ok too. Breaking up with a very nice girl who’s not overly attached and is attractive and all that jazz can be tough for someone of that age. Well maybe not so much these days, but contrary to what some people here say (won’t name any names) Paulo isn’t a total douche.
And for the record I’m not “shipping” anybody. I’m not the one writing this comic, taeshi is, and I know that when she begins to tie up loose ends, she’ll do it in an amazing way that will answer everything. Whether it’ll be happy or sad, idk, but I’m thinking it’ll be happy.
@Taeshi and @suitcase you guys have done an amazing job with this web comic and I’m proud to say that this is the series that got me hooked on webcomics. Cheers and let’s have another great year of BCB!
Legion January 14, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.
He doesn’t even have a chance………..
Pepe Le Pew January 14, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.
Paulo, please don’t hurt her…
Bleh January 14, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.
If Paulo had a smartphone, then the following URL would DEFINITELY be in it’s browser history:
Shizzle January 14, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.
Smooth, Paulo, smooth
Subaru January 14, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.
Well then Paulo, do what you gotta do. Guys, I know a lot of you may be angry with him for wanting to break up with Jasmine, but in all honesty do you really think either of them would be better off if they stayed together? Paulo would go on stringing that girl along while pining for another on the side, and the relationship would eventually grow unhealthy and hurtful for both parties, far more hurtful than this break-up is going to be. He needs to let her go, and he needs to do so now.
However, I do strongly sympathize with Jazz either way. *hugs* Poor girl, I know your feels. Or at least the ones you’re about to have.
Skygaze January 14, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.
Uh oh, Looks like Jessica is jonesing for her next Lucy fix.
And Paulo is in for quite the snafu.
Hex January 14, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.
Be smart Paulo. When you love another to the point where you think of her more than your current girlfriend, it’s time to break things off… even if you do it slowly, it NEEDS to happen.
Anon January 14, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.
Paulo has no idea what he is getting into does he . He is really thinking about breaking up with Jasmine… if it wasn’t for that silly fight they had I would say he was making a big mistake, because other than that Jasmine has been a wonderful girlfriend and she doesn’t deserve to get her heart broken and be left to wonder “why ;.;?” I hope that they both could find “the one” so they could find happiness after the tragedy that is about to come.
Jasmine hasn’t really done anything awful to have Paulo do that to her… but maybe it is for the best that he breaks up with her. Ask yourself this: Do you want to be in a relationship with someone that is in love with somebody else?(This is a question Lucy needs to ask herself if she still loves Mike ). I would rather have Jasmine find somebody to give her the love she deserves. As for Paulo go get the girl of your dreams but don’t crush anybody else’s dreams along the way (in other words be gentle unlike Mike).
supertails19 January 14, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.
I hate to see it not work out between these two, But honestly it doesnt seem that Paulo is all that happy with the relationship. And frankly, Jasmine doesnt seem that invested in it either. They are cute, and they work, but only short term. Their dynamic always sort of felt very….big brother little sistery to me, they never seemed romantic, or in love, just….together because they enjoyed each others company, and while thats good and all. Thats not love.
ClaraCosplay001 January 14, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.
Paulo and Jasmine was never to last, but hopefully it will be rather drama free break up. That is if it comes to that, maybe Paulo ******* out for now to avoid the confrontation.
Stoker January 14, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.
I have never been a fan of Jaz. EVER..
But this.. Ugh ;-;
Vizzums January 14, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.
What now paulo, you said you were in love with someone else how are you going to brake it too her
lov/hate/hurt January 14, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.
poor jazzy. i don’t think she’ll take it too harshly, they weren’t that… close? together? something like that. plus judging by how she made fun of paulo that one time by saying he liked daisy i don’t think she’s in love with him per se. i just hope paulo doesn’t **** up and chicken out of the inevitable break up. it’ll just be better for all parties if they do this sooner rather than later.
blueberry January 14, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.
Dear, four years hurts less than five,
(And it’s never a good time)
I’m sorry for all my crimes,
and the wandering gaze of my unfaithful eyes.
Four Years January 14, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.
@Nikita: I thought you of all people would know what sarcasm looked like. Also Paulo has other things on his mind right now like the decision that is going to affect his future. Paulo has to choose between the girl he had a crush on since he first saw her back in fifth grade or the girl that is here in front of him and loves him very deeply. Paulo doesn’t even know if Lucy is over her feelings for Mike. What if she isn’t over Mike then what will Paulo do? Think about it.
@Everyone: A boy has to choose between a girl that he has loved since the beginning or the girl that is right in front of him. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I understand that there is more to the situation then that but do you at least see the similarities between the decision Mike made and the decision Paulo is thinking about?
supertails19 January 14, 2013, 1:05 AM EST.
I understand everything but the sarcasm bit. What’s that about? Also, if he is so concerned with Lucy, why did he notice Mike’s blue scarf but not the fact that he probably hurt the person with whom he is so concerned with?
Nikita January 14, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.
I never expected the Paulo/Jazz thing to last, but I still think I’m going to be cringing for the next few pages. I can practically feel the awkwardness already.
Alfador January 14, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.
I… there’s something big that’s going to happen.
This feels kind of “season finale-y”
Mr. End January 14, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.
That’s not the feline you’re looking for…
Palpetinus January 14, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.
Paulo is scott pilgrim?
d... January 14, 2013, 2:17 AM EST.
Thats rite paulo you have some more drama to deal whith tonite. Just tell her the same lame *** story that tess told you and be done whith it. You need to be doing something more important if you new what your true love was up to.
Blue fox January 14, 2013, 2:35 AM EST.
@Nikita: Taeshi’s comment was sarcastic because Jasmine was not the girl he was looking for. He was surprised when he saw Jasmine even though he knew she was coming to the party. Also, Paulo was most likely looking for Lucy to tell her how he really feels about her. At least things will be somewhat better this way since Paulo gets to break up with his girlfriend before admitting to the one he truly loves(Lucy) just how crazy in love he really is.
Also my “sarcasm bit” was caused by your “Why capitals?” I feel that whenever Taeshi uses all capitals in a sentence that she is really being sarcastic and can have a deeper meaning(that is what I think but i am a little unsure about it ). It seems to work out rather well most of the times. Hopefully this made sense and I didn’t waste your time .
Oh and to answer your question: Paulo hasn’t really had much of a chance to apologize to Lucy. He couldn’t even get a piece of cake to her without getting pushed out of the house by Jordan. Also, Lucy decided to hang up on him before he could say much. “Paulo: Wait before you- *Click*” They did manage to have a nice conversation for a bit, but not long enough for Paulo to explain himself to Lucy. Paulo’s confession of love won’t mean much to Lucy if he doesn’t explain why he sleep with Jessica and Rachel after denying her.
Paulo spent most of “Piece of Cake” worrying about Lucy while he was supposed to be hanging out with Jasmine(I think we all know what he needs to do ).
@Nikita: If all of this wasn’t enough of an answer to your question then here is an alternative answer: Paulo is a teenager there is a good chance he is going to make plenty of mistakes because most teenagers do(I just hope he learns from his mistakes). Adults can also make mistakes, like when Paulo had a serious question about cheating and his dad said “Sure why not?” and he just kept on reading the newspaper instead of sitting down with his son and actually talking about it(that might cause more problems than it solves ).
supertails19 January 14, 2013, 2:39 AM EST.
I don’t want Paulo to do it now she came home early special for him. Let her enjoy her night
Kitmit January 14, 2013, 2:46 AM EST.
I see what you mean, it’s just that the sarcasm was so blatant that I thought that the capital letters were either just completely unnecessary or served another purpose.
Still though, if Lucy shows up to the party, which she inevitably will, and tells Paulo about December, which she inevitably will, things will certainly end badly for Mike. This will definitely be fun to see.
Nikita January 14, 2013, 2:48 AM EST.
Cavara January 14, 2013, 3:00 AM EST.
Hi Paulo. Good luck going through your decision.
Just-A-Lurker January 14, 2013, 3:19 AM EST.
Erm… that looks awfully like a maternity dress. I hope that’s an accident…
ocelot January 14, 2013, 3:34 AM EST.
Its a babydoll dress, not a maternity dress. :p Jasmine is still in the “V club.”
Mirasia January 14, 2013, 3:40 AM EST.
@Purin: Jasmine isn’t the only one without a clue, what about Paulo? If he knew where Lucy was at right now he would freak out and run to her .
@Skygaze: Paulo is most likely going to make Jasmine cry no matter when he breaks up with her, so yeah it is definitely for the best if he breaks up with her gently and right away. Paulo better not say he’ll wait until later. That just wouldn’t be fair to Jasmine.
@BetaMonkey: I am pretty sure they didn’t make it official. But that won’t make things any easier.
@Legion: I don’t think anyone has said that to Paulo(and actually meant it) in awhile. Also if I had a nickel for ever single time a character had to make a tough choice and they got hated on for making it . I agree with everything else you said though .
@Hex: Jessica needs her cute girl crush fix and Rachel needs her drama fix both would be satisfied if Lucy shows up at the party .
@Anon: I agree it needs to happen, but can it at least happen after the party is over? Or at least until there isn’t a chance that it will end up spreading through the school like wildfire? I just don’t want Jasmine to deal with hearing “Hey is that the girl that got dumped on new years?” “Omg I think it is” Rumors are a pain .
@ClaraCosplay001: Well, Paulo himself stated a few pages ago that he is not in love with Jasmine. Their friendship could have blossomed into something more if it was given more time(and if Lucy wasn’t taking so much of Paulo’s attention).
Speaking of time and attention: Jessica must feel like she is wasting her time since she isn’t able to give Lucy her full attention . She must really like Lucy’s singing.
supertails19 January 14, 2013, 3:40 AM EST.
Panel 1 is like “Man, I need another beer…and I need to use the bathroom”.
Jasmine is so cute, I really adore her. She’s about the only one who’s innocent in all this Mike + Lucy + Paulo + Daisy + Augustus + Sandy = Drama equation. I’d say Sue was innocent too, but she knows what’s up, has her own life, and is smart enough to avoid the storm (ah, the best characters are often the ones that don’t turn up enough).
I hope things work out for Jasmine. She’s a good girl trying to navigate her way through a meat grinder. Love is great, but in the way BCB presents it, love just seems to be one phase of agony to another and I don’t want to see Jasmine get webbed in it.
Blank On Purpose January 14, 2013, 3:45 AM EST.
@Nikita: I am looking forward to some Mike versus Paulo action( vs. ) the winner can gloat about it and then get knocked out by Lucy for being a jerk . David will be the referee . Daisy and Abbey will be the cute couple in the audience ( + ). Jasmine could be the one that holds the cards indicating what round it is(assuming it goes past one round ). Augustus would show up to take notes(just in case he ever had to fight them ). Jessica will show up to watch Lucy teach the winner a lesson and Rachel will show up to watch Paulo squirm . Amaya will bring popcorn . Finally Sue would be taking pictures to show Sandy(idk why just go with it ). Oh yeah and everybody else could watch it on pay per view. Haley would pay good money to see this fight. Well at least you know what happens when you give my imagination reason to run wild(I made sure to not include the part about Alejandro). All that the loser will see is a blur . I still don’t understand why I feel like saying silly things when I talk to you Nikita. Good night some sleep would be a good idea right now.
supertails19 January 14, 2013, 4:26 AM EST.
I wonder what’ll happen to Jasmine after this?
I can’t help but worry that she’ll just fall by the wayside once Paolo’s made up his mind…
budPuppy January 14, 2013, 5:07 AM EST.
I’m gonna be a little sad to see him break up with Jaz, she’s so nice.
Anon-Anon January 14, 2013, 5:16 AM EST.
I hope he doesn’t Jazzy cry.
Rateus January 14, 2013, 5:49 AM EST.
I think Jasmine kind of sees this comming. I mean, look at her face in the second to last panel, she looks worried.
Or I’m reading too into it.
Rioo January 14, 2013, 6:04 AM EST.
“You’re not the ‘she’ I was— I MEAN HI THERE HOW ARE YOU?”
Jessica U. Ingmann January 14, 2013, 6:25 AM EST.
The suspense of both scenes is torture o_o
Shadow January 14, 2013, 7:09 AM EST.
Hm… No offence but Jasmin’s eyes look a little bug-like in the picture.
Also, Paulo go through with it. He has to break-up with Jasmin first… It’s not like he can escape that.
Lime Cake January 14, 2013, 7:10 AM EST.
Jasmine! What amazingly awful timing you have!
Seriously just stop. I can’t support PauloxLucy and PauloxJasmine at the same time
Kindle Kat January 14, 2013, 7:40 AM EST.
Also noting Jess in the background of Panel 1 scolding Rach because Lucy isn’t there yet. Maybe Augustus and Lucy will show up later, somehow, maybe Lucy and Augustus will get talking and she’ll mention the party and Augustus will insist she goes because her friends are there but she’ll refuse and either he’ll take her there or she’ll drag him there in the end.
Anon-Anon January 14, 2013, 7:44 AM EST.
Drama bomb in t-minus ten! (or less~)
KitKatMuffin January 14, 2013, 8:20 AM EST.
And I therefore declare that Taeshi is the best (or worst, depends on how you look at it) at making cliffhangers. Hurgh.
I wanna see the “Augustus you really waited huh” Lucy dialogue scene already. F*ck.
Luna Kaleet January 14, 2013, 8:23 AM EST.
Sorry Paulo, Molly is still a bit too young for these parties, so she had to stay home.
Incognitus January 14, 2013, 8:29 AM EST.
Paulo shall have a running tab…………………… OF BROKEN HEARTS.
Huh? January 14, 2013, 8:53 AM EST.
I’ve spoken a lot on this matter several pages ago.
Anyway, Paulo is going to have to talk to her about his dilemma sooner or later. I hope everything will be alright. I’ll just have to wait and see.
Keyblade Dragon January 14, 2013, 9:08 AM EST.
well seriouly he is thinking about crushing her feelings after the changes she made to pass time with him and all.
i just see paolo as whiny and indesisive as much as i see lucy as self centred and for some reason people love when they show those traits but if any other chacter show the sligthest of it they bash them.
that bafles me
I love how this keeps jumping from dark to colorful to represent the atmospheres.
DrackeStalenTorgen January 14, 2013, 10:15 AM EST.
@incognitus lol hilarious.
WELP in the meantime here goes another character that gets to have her heart busted by Mr. bipolar marital status.
Rylan January 14, 2013, 10:16 AM EST.
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p12.html “I don’t wanna lose him.. He knows exactly what to say.. He treats me SO GOOD..” This makes me think Jasmine is falling in love with Paulo(and the fact she was blushing and threw away ice cream the moment Sue said Paulo would break up with her if she kept eating ice cream). Seriously Jasmine stopped eating ice cream after she thought Paulo would break up with her because of it. It makes me wonder what she will do when she finds out Paulo is going to break up with her because of Lucy.
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p17.html “I’ll try to spend more time with Paulo. I know.. An apology doesn’t feel like enough though.. I wanna thank him for being so supportive..” Oh Jasmine if you only knew . Maybe you won’t have to if you somehow manage to get Paulo to rethink changing his relationship status. In any case Paulo has a lot of big choices to make hopefully he can handle them without any regrets(tears are almost unavoidable but I’m hoping that they could still be friends even after the big scene they are bound to make, if they break up in the middle of a party). In any case I am definitely interested in what Jasmine will say to try and convince him to stay with her.
supertails19 January 14, 2013, 10:44 AM EST.
If Paulo doesn’t love Jaz, he doesn’t love Jaz. Simple as that. It sucks, but dating someone doesn’t automatically mean you’ll fall in love with them after the initial attraction/lust/what-13-year-olds-call-love* period ends.
I like Jasmine and all, but they’re headed for a breakup at some point, so the best we can hope for is that she handles it well.
*no offense to 13 y.o.s, I know there are exceptions
Ket January 14, 2013, 11:05 AM EST.
For some reason, I think Jasmine will be cool about it. I don’t think she’ll be crushed or anything, probably saying “Well…I noticed already that you really like Lucy.” and leave it at that. She’s still pretty young, anyways!
As for Paulo, I think he’ll be all guilty and all “I’m sorry I didn’t really want to hurt your feelings”, but I really believe Jaz is going to either:
a) Know already
b) Understand and be a little hurt.
Still, want to see how this goes!
Rainy January 14, 2013, 11:29 AM EST.
If they break up I have a feeling its going to be mutual…I can kind of see it in Jasmine’s eyes too.
Iris January 14, 2013, 11:33 AM EST.
I ship NikitaxSupertails19
Zany January 14, 2013, 12:22 PM EST.
See, I get the feeling that Paulo and Jasmine have alot more in common than he and Lucy does. They seem to have the same sense of fun, the same taste in movies and they actually have fun together. The only time I’ve seen Paulo and Luce have fun together is after she’s ran to him because Mike got sick of her ****. This feels like Jaz’s first relationship to me, she’s only young, but she seems so grateful. She makes mistakes and screws up her priorities sometimes but she always tries to make it better, and she seems genuinely nice.
With Paulo and Jaz, it seems more “give and take” - with Paulo and Lucy to me it seems more “be vunerable, cling, cry, slap, complain, shout’ take, and give”
when Lucy and Paulo get on, they really do seem sweet together, the problem is I feel like he’s a replacement goldfish for her. Just somebody to love her and put up with her.
I don’t think Lucy is ready to be in a relationship with anyone at the moment. I think she needs to grow up a little and get her head screwed on right first.
Dave January 14, 2013, 12:34 PM EST.
First of all Panel one. Dat jacket I WANT!
Secondly, umm Tough **** Paulo she isn’t coming. But on second thought you can break to Jasmine. Oh did I mention she ISN’T COMING! You from your last time talking to her you should have an idea as to why.
Is Paulo a magnet to awkward moments?
OH God.. I think I know this is going to end Ask we get closer and closer to page 30 we see it slowly unfold to Paulo and Lucy meeting up. And Paulo finally spills the beans, Lucy is is shock and awe, believes him they hug. And a scarfed individual watches the whole thing, and will probably be picking up his jaw.
It could work, we have to wait till the end(which Taeshi likes to make us do.) It has DRAMA(which Taeshi loves to give us). There is Angry Mike(which is… well you know). And Lucy is happy(which Taeshi doesn’t like to do…).
Someone January 14, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
it’s official Paulo = Scott Pilgrim.
kaze January 14, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.
Oooh damn…this is going to hurt for the both of em
Chocothunda January 14, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.
OH GOD YEESSS
I’m no umpawcient fur the great final !
-s33 mike SUFFER as much as he can !!
-s33 Paulo leave Jazz
-Lucy to be happy along with Paulo
-the NEXT PAGE RIGHT NOW ♥
btw the watercolor work is so awesome, I love it
Gea January 14, 2013, 3:13 PM EST.
@Gea MOG, is that Nepeta’s quirk I s33?
Nepeta January 14, 2013, 3:21 PM EST.
poor jasmine. that pen15 head!
yoyoyo January 14, 2013, 3:42 PM EST.
Originally I was loving the idea of Paulo leaving Jasmine since it would be for the best at this point and then I SEE HER and I’m just like “oh ah…it’s all you Paulo man good luck bro.”
Giodude January 14, 2013, 4:03 PM EST.
Paulo breaks up with Jasmine, only to find out that Lucy is now dating Augustus. Oops.
TheEsquire January 14, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.
Do a gender bent page.
millymaculo January 14, 2013, 4:25 PM EST.
let’s hope you have the balls and courage to do what you have to do paulo
bankai January 14, 2013, 4:57 PM EST.
@Zany: Just another reason I would rather ship a character with happiness, it is possible and it actually makes sense. The same could not be said for your attempts to ship me with Nikita. Seriously is it so wrong to try and be friends with somebody on the internet ? Also, it is not like we are doing anything wrong just talking about Bittersweet Candy Bowl, a comic we both love .
@Dave: I think that is the reason most fans try to ship Paulo with Lucy, they believe he can help her. Same reason I want Augustus to take Lucy for a little walk and talk to her, so she can get better(possible make her see another side to this whole situation, as a friend that understands her… even if it is just a little bit ). Also, you are right what Lucy needs is somebody she can trust and talk to, a friend she could trust.
The sad thing about this is the “friend” who I think is going to help her is probably the last person she thought she could trust(Augustus). Of course well all know what the person she trusted the most did to her earlier in December(Mike). Oh and her other option didn’t make a great impression either in Back and Forth(Paulo). As for the others do you really think she is likely to talk to any of them and think “thanks for being a great friend, you will never leave me.” At least Augustus made a point of saying that he’d be downstairs while she gathers her thoughts.
@Someone: Lucy is in no condition to be dating anyone right now if anything a confession from Paulo would make her say something that makes her want to punch him not give him a hug. Like I mentioned before Lucy would have no reason to believe him even if he was being 100% honest and he also promised Lucy that he would not touch another girl without her permission. Also, Lucy would kind of have to get over her feelings for Mike before she gets into a relationship with anybody. IF Paulo confesses to Lucy and for some reason she says yes then Paulo will have walked away from one loveless relationship to another(do not want ).
@TheEsquire: More like Paulo breaks up with Jasmine, only to find out Lucy is hanging out with Augustus. Oh and Lucy also saw the Final Fantasy Pad. Making Paulo feel worried/jealous/angry/betrayed and of course sad because he is now lonely. Don’t worry though Paulo could still fight Abbey to the death . David’s silly sense of humor just gets to me sometimes .
@Knuc: We all know that cliffhangers are Taeshi’s specialty when she is ready to unload some drama unto us, like the coming drama nuke(a drama bomb so big we will be talking about it for a year or some more heartbreak). I will be curious in any case .
supertails19 January 14, 2013, 5:24 PM EST.
You end with a cliffhanger, (no pun intended) and then you leave us with this!! I am now conflicted because I want to see where this goes!! DX
Knuc January 14, 2013, 5:29 PM EST.
crushhh her! >:D
love jazzy, but i crave the drama
shmidny January 14, 2013, 5:51 PM EST.
Good lord… my dose of drama for the week! I really really hope that Jazz will take it alright and understand. Probably we’ll be switching from Paulo and Jazz breaking up, to Lucy and Augustus chatting over her almost suicide.
I do love Paulo, but somehow a heartbroken Augustus is more appetizing at the moment. I believe that at some point Lucy will reject Paulo at first when (or if) he dares to tell her of his feelings. She’ll feel guilty, and confused towards the idea of reciprocating Paulo’s feelings. And Paulo will feel, I don’t know, probably very hurt since he took the bother of breaking up with someone as cool as Jazzy for Lucy to be rejected, stepped on as a mat. But Lucy somehow will push Paulo away, and while she talks to Augustus we’ll get to know the reason behind her outburst over always being told what to do. And the chapter will end, with three very broken hearts, and Augustus will end watching this all, and slightly (rare chance), feeling pity for Lucy, or even approaching her. I bet he’ll tell her something that will leave her thinking, hence why she’ll probably reject Paulo.
Ten Seconds to Midnight January 14, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.
oh god theres gonna be tears
From everyone I swear
Jazzy and Paulo and gussy
Kaoru January 14, 2013, 6:11 PM EST.
lol 1st panel.
CASTRATED PAULO AHOY!
wr3h January 14, 2013, 6:23 PM EST.
Aw, Jasmine, you poor thing…
I hate you Paulo.
Rydux January 14, 2013, 6:43 PM EST.
Oh boy. This isn’t gonna be good.
TheSiegnier January 14, 2013, 6:50 PM EST.
@ Nikita It’s going to be called, “THE BIG CRUSH” Also, I believe Taeshi is trying to make a point.
TraceLegacySSOF January 14, 2013, 7:08 PM EST.
@Ten Seconds to Midnight(the comment poster)
I agree, I think when Lucy hears that Paulo broke up with Jasmine to be with her. POSSIBILITIES: First she will reject him… and feel bad that she hurt his feelings(I doubt he will be hurt, I explain later) and remember how she felt when she was rejected. OR she will reject him, because she doesn’t care about anyone or thinks he is an *******(Back and Forth). OR she won’t reject because she knows what it is like to be rejected and fears hurting him, and she may actually have feelings for him!
Anyway I don’t think Paulo will be hurt if she rejects him, because when(if) she does there will be clear signs she isn’t of right mind. And Paulo knows her a little better than Mike(aka I deserve to die alone).
She actually does have feelings for him. In the beginning of Back and Forth, she is doing this thing called smiling and being happy. If she doesn’t believe him its because she may actually believe Mike that no one cares or she may be recovering from Mike. Side note, I love reading your comments!
Curious anyone else see similarities?
I talking about Lucy’s expression. Oh and they are caused by I guess similar reasons.
Someone January 14, 2013, 7:51 PM EST.
Can’t you just have him break it to her already? This waiting is killing me, I like Jasmine and it just seems like it’s going to get worse and worse if he keeps waiting….
Rideps January 14, 2013, 8:05 PM EST.
Busted paulo Ok first off jasmine looks very pretty in the green get up. Second….Paulo paulo paulo, what u going to do? He does care for her and i know last thing he wants is for jazz to cry. Will paulo have the balls? Bet he chockes. Bet he doesn’t break up and it leaks out by someone that he prefers lucy. Lastly @Dextrose I’m glad u posted that ask rossivel high comment. Though jazz says there’d be no hard feeling i disagree. I think she felt that in the begging. Pualo helped her come further out of her shell. O she was awsome, but after meeting Paulo she became perfect. She ran for treashurer, told her dad no more violen, ext. With out paulo she wouldn’t have done all that and i think she’s grown to care abought him more than she did before, and i think she will be upset that he never just said so that he wasn’t that interested. Extra note: Its partialy her fault too, she was the cristain no sex till marrage goodie good, and after Pualo had sex with those two ***** in the background, well he wanted to take it slow. But with jazz there’s not even kissing. Have they? In the book u gotta buy maby? Well Good luck Paulo
JustSomeCritic January 14, 2013, 8:33 PM EST.
Well, I DO feel bad for Jasmine, but I don’t really feel bad for the break-up.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I think she’s a pretty cool gal and all but just not for Paulo…. how do I say it politely…well phhuck it! I´ll just say it:
Compared to the other two she’s competing with, Jazz is kinda flat.
Tess is a brave, forgiving and strong lady who overcame a dark and troubled past (high-school-kid-version) and is always there, willing to listen and help her younger friends; doing everything in her hands to repair the damage she made before.
Lucy is a toughened girl with a physical disadvantage that difficulted socialization (is that how you write it?) for her for years, has a truckload of insecurities and weak points, but she still cares deeply for the very, very few people who have managed to break her shell.
And Jasmine is…a plucky girl with more afterschool activities than hairs on her head. And…that’s basically it. I know it may be because she’s too young or because we haven’t been able to se her backstory; but to me, this makes her look plain.
However I’d love to see her end paired-up with someone more suited to her…like some cute member of a sports team….Lucy’s brother maybe =D just…not with Paulo. Jazz is too cute and innocent to be sucked into the cast’s drama tornado…
FlyingPotato January 14, 2013, 8:57 PM EST.
I couldn’t help but giggle. Her timing is impeccable!
Jupi January 14, 2013, 9:24 PM EST.
I was reading manga before this and i was wondering why the order made no sense here, then I remembered: oh yea bcb isnt a manga.
Gershnargin January 14, 2013, 9:30 PM EST.
I have such a strange feeling that he might not break up with her yet…
JamieMoonbeams January 14, 2013, 9:47 PM EST.
You know, I’m a fan of Lucy and Paulo together because I think Paulo has the capacity for dealing with Lucy better than anyone else, but I really don’t think Jasmine deserved to have this happen. She’s been a good girlfriend to Paulo aside from her hectic schedule interfering with their relationship, and he knows it too. Maybe it is better to just get it over with so Jasmine can find someone who isn’t conflicted romantically in a million different ways.
Lumi January 14, 2013, 9:55 PM EST.
I gotta agree with Lumi on this one.
Hadron January 14, 2013, 10:05 PM EST.
-_- oh Paulo, no respect. Fo shame. Not even bothering to look for your own girlfriend……
Ryan January 14, 2013, 10:23 PM EST.
Paulo, act all distant and avoid personal conversation! Just gotta make that last…
as long as Tessie’s parties last…
StraightFace January 14, 2013, 10:38 PM EST.
Let’s take a second to do a quick social recap here:
-Lucy is not currently attending the party, but it is implied and much anticipated that she will do so.
-At the moment, Lucy is standing on the school roof with Augustus (whom everyone else hates for attempting to rape Daisy) but no one else is aware of this, and the others will most likely inquire of what she has been doing should she indeed decide to show her face.
-Paulo has finally admitted in public to his ex-girlfriend that he does not really love his current girlfriend, but someone else.
-Implications that said desired girl is Lucy.
-His real girlfriend shows up seconds later.
-Jasmine is also not truly in love with Paulo either, but has yet to say it to someone besides her own conscience cricket and all the people on Tumblr.
-Tessa still likes Paulo a little beyond friendship, but jumped too quickly into the “you’re too young” mindset. However, her reasons were sensible, and she still feels comfortable enough to joke about it with him.
-Rachel dragged Jessica to the party despite her complete knowledge that Jessica’s slight ‘friendship’ with Tessa is standing on very thin and brittle ice. Jessica doesn’t bother to mask her dislike, even in the face of her host.
-Rachel also has feelings for Paulo, the flames of which most likely fanned by their fling months previous despite the true purpose of it being to get revenge on Tessa.
-It is very heavily implied that the person Rachel used as metaphorical bait to lure Jessica into socializing is Lucy.
-Mike is also at the party, and he is currently alone. He feels guilt for his treatment of Lucy, but stands by his loyalty to his girlfriend, if a little too strongly. Lucy is avoiding him.
-David is once again searching for Amaya as a dance partner.
-Amaya is mute, and therefore if found, cannot refuse.
Okay, that was a little longer than a second . See if you can count the number of love triangles. My brain broke trying, and that makes it all the more fun.
PocketGodPygmy January 14, 2013, 11:02 PM EST.
I disagree. About Mike *punched* I mean I don’t think he is really feeling guilty Its been over a Month and he has yet to even show signs of apologizing to Lucy. If he was going to apologize or even showed he cared about anyone other than Sandy, especially Lucy, he might walk around like Paulo with his head down and showing that clearly something in on his mind. If he showed some regret or remorse I might start respecting him than again:
I can’t get over how flat out cruel that is!
Annnnnnd the number of love triangles go up into the double digits
Someone January 14, 2013, 11:42 PM EST.
for some reason I find it really awkward that everyone is dressed in fancy suits or dresses and Paulo is NAKED. It never bothered me before but seeing everyone else being fancy I kind of wish Paulo was wearing a suit too.
Kizmet January 14, 2013, 11:48 PM EST.
Paulo doesn’t want Jasmine to be sad, and I respect that. But this relationship has been going for a couple months in canon time I think, and leading her on that road of her thinking shes the only one he wants isnt going to turn out well.
Unless he, you know, breaks up with her. Which I don’t want but what he could end up doing to her isnt fair and i know he realizes that.
But I’m sure Jasmine would just be “oh okay bye i guess.”
I hope we can get this Paulo-love junk over with soon, because I don’t like seeing my favorite character so confused and junk.
Jinx. January 15, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
@Someone: (I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for how long this is I definitely overdid it). I think that was the whole point(of my previous comment) Lucy is just not ready yet because of her conflicting feelings. Lucy can be happy with Paulo I know she can but it is going to take a lot of work(a lot of relationship do if they want to work out and last). First she has to get over her love of Mike which will be hard to do but necessary if Lucy doesn’t want to lead Paulo on like he did with Jasmine. Part of me doesn’t want Paulo to dump Jasmine but… it kinda has to happen, how messed up would it be if Paulo let Jasmine fall in love with him when he doesn’t love her back?
Of course Lucy could choose to get into a relationship right away with Paulo but how long will it last when she still hasn’t gotten over her feelings for the jerk that broke her heart(Mike). Some girls have this problem being so in love with somebody that they can’t do no wrong even after something like December. This is how some bad relationships happen. A girl that doesn’t want to stand up for herself for fear of losing a guy she loves. I detest this mindset I really do especially considering what happened to Abbey’s mom . The only chapter I wish I didn’t read At Loose End(just the part with Molly’s mom ).
Lucy was happy with Paulo at the beginning of Back and Forth but after he slept with Jessica and Rachel, then went on a date with a freshmen(Jasmine) well it just makes a girl wonder where that boy’s priorities are. He didn’t sleep with Lucy when she wanted it, Lucy figured he was being a nice guy he could trust, then he does all of that behind her back?
Sorry I would be a little skeptical to believe Paulo’s “I love you” even if I know the reason why he did all of that, Lucy doesn’t and that is all that matters. Right now Lucy is in the process of evaluating who cares about her and who doesn’t, from Lucy’s perspective does Paulo fit that category? http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p30.html Lucy: “I thought… I… You rejected me… Yet you slept with… these random strangers… what AM I to you?” Lucy didn’t look to happy at the end of Back and Forth .
Piece of cake makes me think Lucy might have forgiven him so he still has a chance, but if he makes Jasmine leave this party crying her eyes out(I just don’t see Lucy going from being heartbroken to going out with a heart breaker). I’m sorry but maybe they could still be good friends ?
Also on the Mike issue he hasn’t had much time to think things through properly(since his outburst in December). Mike was busy waiting for his dream date with Sandy and we both know he didn’t do much thinking about anything other making sure that date went perfectly after his date with sandy. He only had a car ride back home to gather his thoughts and come up with an apology for Lucy. I guarantee that he spent some of that time thinking about his date with Sandy. Do you honestly think Mike can come up with a sincere apology for Lucy in that short amount of time?
Mike couldn’t get past Lily you wanna know why? It was too soon after Mike crushed Lucy’s heart the boy needs time to think about what he has done and give an actual apology AFTER he realizes what he has done. Mike has a history of being oblivious to the feelings of those around him. So instead of raging at Mike I will wait until he realizes what he has done to Lucy or somebody informs him(using fists is optional but don’t hurt him too much) of what he has done.
I vote for Paulo to do the informing that way Mike has a chance to argue his case. We could also go the route were the whole school finds out during the play and Lucy would have a chance to try to defend him. Either way Mike might have a trip to the hospital. In my opinion that is not a good thing but I might be outnumbered on this one. I don’t hate any of the characters except the ones i’m supposed to hate: Alejandro, Roger, Tobi, and Abbey’s father(Abraham).
Side Note: I love that you like reading my comments I guess I must be getting better. Even if my comments still have a habit of occasionally being silly. It definitely feels nice to be appreciated though. Hopefully Veronica feels appreciated because she did a great job on this page . Making me have all these feels .
supertails19 January 15, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.
@Someone: He did, actually. In Just Beautiful, he walked back over to Lucy’s house and saw her out in the front yard playing with Yashy and the rest of her gaggle of pets. But when he took a step forward to say something, Lily blocked him because it was too early for him to show his face again. And yes, I agree with you that what he did and how he dealt with his problems was cruel and unusual punishment, but he clearly didn’t intend it to be that way because he willfully trekked down the road in the snow all the way to Lucy’s house just so he could bumble out some half-assed apology he formulated in the ten minutes left to him. I don’t like Mike as much as I used to because of his spirit-breaking speech to Lucy, but I’m willing to give the kid the benefit of the doubt that he needed to vent some emotions. Granted, it was the wrong time, place, and person to whom he did this, but it was something he couldn’t help all the same. Hold on, what is it called? Beaten-Wife Syndrome or something? It’s the situation in which someone is treated violently and abusively for such a long sustained period of time that they eventually reach their limit and just go batshit insane. I think we had a case of that here in ol’ Michael. At the time, Lucy was forcing her company onto him in an attempt to stay friends, so it would’ve been kinda hard to avoid her when the time came for Mt. Mike to erupt.
Plus, ever since that incident, Lucy’s been locking herself up in solitary confinement in her bedroom. In those first few days, her parents were sure as hell not gonna let her leave the house for fear she might throw herself off a bridge or seek the nearest homeless guy with illegal drugs or alcohol. She’s better now (thanks to Paulo and his cake, I’m sure ), but from the looks on Jordan’s, Sam’s, and her mother’s faces, Lucy downstairs has become an uncommon sight. Mike was also following Lily’s instructions to stay away until the right time. I think he might have interpreted this the same way I did: “She’ll know when she’s ready to face you again, so let her be the one to step forward or you’ll just make things worse.” Unfortunately, the road to hell is paved with good intentions .
PocketGodPygmy January 15, 2013, 5:13 AM EST.
Hey Paulo want do you will do after after get laid with Lucy? Guess your brain will stop motion or stuff cuz, geez, you don’t think in anything else ahahahahaaha.
Knux-the-Killer January 15, 2013, 7:04 AM EST.
Reguardless how long there are I enjoy reading your comments.(longer than better)
Ok its been three weeks after he “December” happened, two week after “Just Beautiful”. I understand it takes times, but as I told PocketGodPymy. Mike doesn’t show any signs he gives a flying ****. Ok he forgot? Even if he forgot Sue reminded him. Until the whole “December” comes and bites him in the *** I don’t think we are going to see an apology anytime soon.
Man look at her having the time of her life playing with her pets. no she sitting in snow watching her pets, they are unaware, having fun while she sits in misery. It was only one week ago he shatter her life. Lily stopped him to make sure that his sorry was sincere and not just some “Hey I am sorry” or “Hey sorry I shatter your heart want to be friends : D”. He had just gotten done telling his girlfriend he wanted Lucy dead. At the end if this chapter I had hope. Hope that everything was going to be alright.
My hope was ran over and thrown in a meat grinder.
What he did in pillow still makes me want to choke him to death.
Someone January 15, 2013, 11:46 AM EST.
HAHAHAHAHA! Yes, OF COURSE you were looking for Jasmine…. TOTALLY…
Kryph January 15, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.
I love reading BCB everything that sometimes you read in a book is like this but It has a better appeal first for animal lovers this is awesome and I love for the fact this is a funny, serious and dramatic, web series and I hope this awesome work continues also even thought there long I can wait for the awesomeness of this web series since the artist need her time and space but anyways good luck keep up the good work
ThaiGer January 15, 2013, 6:05 PM EST.
Kenshin January 15, 2013, 8:52 PM EST.
I really love this comic and I would like to give you some ideas. You should make plushies of the characters and a volume 2 and 3 book!~
Angel January 15, 2013, 9:06 PM EST.
@Angel: Taeshi already has a Volume 2 book printed. The plushies sound like a great idea and I would definitely buy them if they existed .
@Someone: O.O I did not realize your dislike of Mike was so intense. Anyways if Mike was a complete jerk he would of moved Lily aside and then he would of given his fake “I’m sorry for breaking your heart” speech right there. Jerk Mike would then walk away not feeling bad for what he did and pretend she never existed. THE END . I am extremely glad this^ never happened.
Even if Sue blindfolded both Lucy and Mike and brought them in the same room, Mike would only see it as an attempt to get him back together with Lucy and he would just try to get away. Lucy would use her strategy of avoiding him to get away(she does not need any more emotional damage ). I will say it again Mike needs time to realize what he has done and time to think of a sincere apology that he believes. A few attempts to fix the damage he had done would be appreciated as well(but I’m not going to push my luck so I will stick with hoping for a sincere apology ).
Even if he realizes that what he did was awful(and that the way he is acting around Lucy is childish ) he would also have to think of a thoughtful apology to say to Lucy. Mike ruined a decade long friendship with what he said and Lucy is now trying her best to avoid him. You really think saying “I’m sorry” will work? He needs to think it through first .
Lily could see that Mike wasn’t ready to put full effort into an apology. Also Lucy finally got out of her house for some fresh after a week or 2 of being depressed in her room, do you think Lily was going to put her at risk by having Mike open his mouth around her? Let me answer this one for you: NO . The point I’m trying to get across is IT IS TOO SOON FOR AN APOLOGY(well at least during Just Beautiful). Actually right now would be a horrible time for Mike to talk to Lucy, the situation just raises a big red flag. Lucy also has a chance to be rid of her dependency and I don’t want Mike to ruin it. I’m okay with letting Mike apologize later but right now it would cause too much damage .
supertails19 January 16, 2013, 3:14 AM EST.
I just reckon people put up so long comments lately because its so dramatic nowadays
aim January 17, 2013, 5:35 AM EST.
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