73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 2/4/13

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Ten Seconds to Midnight — Page 28
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Veronica’s Commentary

this isn’t jasmine’s bus ride page, don’t worry.

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Comment ID #238186

And she disappeared, never to be seen again…. Or not, considering what Taeshi said, but it’ll come. Hopefully, it will be more elegant than ******’s though.
Shame the relationship is over. It was the only drama-free relationship in the entire comic’s history, ever. They were such good friends. However, that may be, in retrospect, why their relationship failed. They were too good of friends. “It’s like dating your hoodie, but who, in their right mind would want to **** their hoodie?”
Either way, all good things must come to an end. The lord giveth and the lord taketh away. Ashes to ashes, ducks to ducks.

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

Comment ID #238187

@Nikita I see you have returned….-shifty eyes-

On a more related note. WHAT THE FUUU. I need info! Cold hard facts! None of this cryptic smiles and mixed feelings! Even though Jazz is absolutely adorable. I’m pretty sure Paulo is thinkin’ this is a goodbye kinda thing and Jazz is thinkin’ that they still have a chance. Or maybe they’re on the same page. Or maybe no matter what we guess Taeshi will mastermind her way past our foresight. >:I

Wait I wonder if Paulo is looking at something..but with only 2 pages left it will either get extended, have two pages of one of the characters wrapping up feelings (Perhaps Jazz) or have a major cliffhanger. Like with something serious with Lucy. 0.0 I’m too excited! Hopefully it won’t end bitterly cause the last several chapters seem to have ended that way.

Hey wait…why is Paulo’s hair on the left side in the main pannel and on the right side in the last two. Normally flow only goes one way…

Demetrois February 4, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238188

Now, go for her Paulo!
Also…. Jazz, you are pretty cool.

Red_Fezz February 4, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238189

Can I come back?

Drama February 4, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238190

That is a distressing comment there tae

Ace February 4, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238191

God, why did it have to be so complicated for Paulo??

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

Comment ID #238192

This is a somewhat happy ending for Paulo and Jasmine. Paulo is free to go after the girl he loves and Jasmine gets to go home knowing she finally had the courage to go up to Paulo and kiss him. Also, we get to see Jasmine again in the future :).

supertails19 February 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238193

I bet lucy saw it, LUCY SAW IT DIDNT SHE

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy February 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238194

Welp, that’s over again, and hopefully she’s feeling less crappy about the reason he wanted to break it off in the first place and at least a little more understanding that he didn’t want to hurt her emotionally.

….Also, first time trying to read the comic on the update time O_O. Lol.

MonsieurWTF February 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238195

And then we realized Paulo is secretly the main character of BSCB. The best written, most conflicted of all our angsty friends.

Zorak February 4, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238196

All seems mutual enough, at least it’s ending (thus far) in smiles.

bjk February 4, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #238197

Awww what a cute goodbye

Vulli February 4, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #238198

Goodbye, Jasmine, you were the best character in this whole comic.

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

Comment ID #238199

at least is was a peaceful ending :)

bunnyclub101 February 4, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #238200

That ended up better than I could have hoped for :love: The least drama filled strip, EVER.

Also, I’m glad Nikita is back on top. I felt awkward taking the spot last time :/

- EDIT- Oh god, I just read Tae’s comment. DO.NOT.WANT :question:

Someone February 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #238201

Wow, I believe I might have been wrong. Perhaps things will turn out alright for a change.

Just kidding.

Richthofen February 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #238202

Now see, this is an ending to the relationship that I can deal with. It would appear both Paulo and Jasmine got the closure they needed, and (hopefully) they can still be friends. Now, GO PAULO!, SAVE LUCY FROM HERSELF!

Frodomann1 February 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #238203

Wait a sec…. Lucy and Augustus were together at this moment…. Did they kiss?

Redneck February 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #238204

Oh… bad feelings for nothing. I’m glad.

Hazel February 4, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #238205

nuff said

Shine February 4, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #238206

:( I’m actually sad that jazz has now been written out of the comic

Zany February 4, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #238207

Called it. I knew it was a farewell kiss. It’s an awesome way to end the relationship. Wish all ended this well. Now Go Paulo. Make Lucy yours! Time is running out!

This sorta comes to mind now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAjG7Un_P8k

Blaze33405 February 4, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #238209

Yea! David didn’t Yell at him for not doing it with Jazmine! Probably because he is preocupied with that lamp cover…
Hm… This comment would have went better if I would have said;
*Insert david 8-D “You wuss, didn’t do her either!”

Alaystus February 4, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #238210

@Blaze33405 More like this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYDuNq-a5b4

Someone February 4, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #238211

8-D You wuss, you didn’t do her either!

David (Secretly Alaystus) February 4, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #238212

Either he just realized he hasnt seen lucy or she just saw that and that will make his declaration of love that much more akward

D.inR. February 4, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #238213

I like how Jazz is a shade of gray in the third panel while everything else still has color, kind of like a “fading memory” thing. At least they’re still keeping things friendly between them, at least on the outside.
Paulo is obviously not lingering on thoughts about Jazz and has his sights set on Lucy. I’m really curious to see what he’s going to do and how he’s going to do it. I’m also curious to see how Lucy will react.
I find it funny that although Mike has essentially shoved aside Lucy and displays no shame in drooling over Sandy (he kissed a cell phone picture of her, for God’s sake), he seems to become instinctively jealous whenever Lucy and Paulo get together. “She’s being a *****”, yeah right Mike, get over yourself. You had your shot and you got your “trophy wife” heading your way, so step down and let someone who cares like Paulo have a shot.
As for Augustus, he’s more of a mentor to Lucy than a lover. It’s hard to tell, but I’m sure he worries about her a little enough to prevent her from jumping off a building, but not enough to ask her out. Augustus is, let’s be honest here, a straight-up loner; more-so than Lucy, whose more of a tusundere if anything else.
In addition, Jess is still secretly hounding after Lucy herself. I wonder if that’s just going to keep being a “running joke” or if it’s actually going to develop into something or emerge with more strength in the story.

Blank On Purpose February 4, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #238214

@Nikita But wait what about Daisy and Abbey? They’re relatively drama free.

Demetrois February 4, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #238216

@ Demetrois
Do you remember how the relationship started? Also, Daisy still loves ‘Mikie’ and, eventually, she’s going to do something about it. It may be relatively drama-free now but it won’t last long, and when it ends, it will end in flames.

Nikita February 4, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #238217

@Richthofen
I will have my revenge on you yet!

oh and this comic surprised me….

Takeo February 4, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #238218

The bus ride page isn’t until she’s hit with an actual bus!

Raz February 4, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #238219

@Nikita: It is possible for Daisy to move on from her crush with Mike in the future. I highly doubt it but it is possible. If Jasmine does take a bus ride it should be to Rickter so she could meet up with Sandy and become her new best friend. Secrets can be revealed later on :smirk:.

supertails19 February 4, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #238220

that ended…kind of well, I guess. Hopefully she doesn’t dissappear forever or anything.

Yxela007 February 4, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #238221

Jazz is awesome! Perfect way to end it all. She best not get shipped out on the bus ever….EVER

BetaMonkey February 4, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #238222

Jazmine is satisfied, and I am glad. For now, we have avoided a possible dramallama. Can Lucy make it to the party? Probably not, she’s probably either having a talk with or avoiding Augustus at that building. Poor Paulo, he’ll probably stand in there and wait………………… at least until EVERYONE goes home :(…………….. and then Mike would be smooching with his phone in the background some more.

Subaru February 4, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #238224

@Nikita True, but Jazz and Paulo started one helleva drama storm after their first date. Besides Abbey is a resonable guy I’m sure if they did break it off they could do it civilly.

Demetrois February 4, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #238225

Anyone have any clue when the Volume 2 books are shipping? Last I heard about them was around early december and Im wondering if I just havent been recieveing the emials

Frodomann1 February 4, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #238226

@ Supertails
That would be a twist. Can you imagine.

@ Demetrois
See, he seems like a decent person, but he is really quite violent. If Daisy breaks up with him, he will assume someone is responsible, forcing Daisy into it by ‘bullying’ her. He will then find the person responsible for this imaginary crime and beat the hell out of them for being a ‘bully’.
Or, at least, this can be assumed by what he has done in the past.

Nikita February 4, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #238227

Seriously this time, not entering more comic relief; Oddly enough… I almost wish stuff like that would happen to me. Almost. Is it better to have kissed a girl and have broken up, or just stay an unkissed hopless romantic? Hm…
I have gone over this subject (New topic) many times; Do we finally have all of our characters paired up yet? Of course no, but most of the main characters, AbbyxDaisy, MikexSandy, HOPEFULLY PauloxLucy, but you know, ****** twists aren’t confined to Homestuck… Then that leaves side characters, like Tess, Jess, Rach (lol, as if), Augustus, and of course, Jazmine. Sue is just kinda… Um, how do you put it… anti-drama? And plus, most people pair her with McCain, if anyone at all. I have contemplated whether Agustus might go for Jazmine… Especially because I thought she would end on a sad note, and be distressed, thus approached by Augustus, however, 1) That doesn’t make sense, and 2) She isn’t necessarily distraught. Oh, god. I forgot the most important side characters of all; Amaya and Turtle. Turtle is easy, since he’s basically a ****, but Amaya? She’s… She’s cute… :x If… If only I were a cat, I… *Awkward Confession

ANYWAY, Tess is graduating, so I am sure she will find a great man to take care of her, Jessica… Poor girl, her life is screwed up… sorta… And I’m not even sure Lucy rolls that way. And AugustusxJessica is just: :nope: , so…We have a couple of loose ends.
Wow, I just realised this whole book I just wrote is all about relationships. The comic needs another adventure! I’m calling it!

Alaystus February 4, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #238228

Poor Jasmine. I may adore PauloxLucy, but I do feel bad for Jazzie. Maybe she’ll have better luck in the future with a new guy.

Also, I bet Paulo is watching the door for Lucy in that last panel.
Can’t wait for the next page!

@Nikita
But Jasmine and Paulo did have drama! Granted, it was just typical high school relationship drama of “we never have a chance to hang out” but it was drama nonetheless!

HaruBells February 4, 2013, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #238229

Baw… So it waas a goodbye kiss. I can tell, simply by the symbolic waving. Dangit… I was liking that coupling.

Rylan February 4, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #238230

There’s more drama here than a power outage at a football stadium!
LOL AMERICAN JOKE. 8-D

Neospector February 4, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #238231

Ugh… the sadness, it kills ._.

Bleh February 4, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #238232

@Nikita: I already did imagine it, but my thoughts moved on to wondering what Abbey and Daisy are doing in this party and how would they react to seeing Paulo stare off into the distance. Also, Abbey would not lay a finger on Daisy without her permission. He is also getting help for his temper so I doubt he will try and “bully” her.

@Neospector: Were you talking about the power outage that happened at the Superbowl?

supertails19 February 4, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #238233

@Neospector
Too bad for that we just had to wait half an hour. For this we have to wait a few days.

HaruBells February 4, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #238234

@Nikita Nah dude Abbey only goes hulk when he sees people making other people look desperate and scared. I think he’d respect Daisy’s decision. He’d question it but he’d respect it. But i can’t see them breaking up anytime soon. So lets cross that bridge when we come to it.

Demetrois February 4, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #238235

@Neospector You got that right.

Superbowl February 4, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #238236

@Demetrois I honestly hope Paulo goes Hulk-mode on Mike.

Someone February 4, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #238237

Of course not. She’s just going upstairs. Maybe she’ll hang out with Chuck!

Titanium Dragon February 4, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238238

Oh my goshhhh, why do you do thisssss. I do ship Paulo x Lucy, but CRYING now that you broke them up IN THIS WAY I desperately want things to go well for Jasmine and Paulo together ffftt this is beautiful, Vero ;____;

Mel February 4, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #238239

@Subaru: It is only a matter of time before Lucy talks to Augustus ;). Also Paulo will be waiting for Lucy just like Mike was waiting for Sandy just like in Feline Festivities http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c28/p7.html. Mopey cats and punch seems to be common with Tess’ Parties oh and David the party animal 8-D. Back to seriousness, Will Lucy talk to Augustus? Most likely. Will she ask him to be her new boyfriend? :nope:. Is it Possible for Lucy and Augustus to be kissing right now? Sure why not :x. I would definitely like to see her thought process for that kiss. Actually I am still trying to figure out what Lucy’s family said to her.

Anybody else curious about the conversation Lucy had with her brothers and her mother :question:?

@Titanium Dragon: So Jasmine is going upstairs to hang out with Chuck Norris… this does not seem legit o_o.

supertails19 February 4, 2013, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #238240

Wow. Insane troll Paulo hate has significantly decreased.

I’m shocked. Those haters would getting rabid and particularly annoying.

Dr.Z February 4, 2013, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #238241

Not a bus ride huh? Than Jasmine should get a new male character with his stuff together. I can’t see her meshing well with any existing males.

FadeIntoFlame February 4, 2013, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #238242

Paulo and Jasmine are a pairing I will miss dearly. :(

A.T. February 4, 2013, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #238243

as long as Paulo never thinks of Jasmine as a safety net, I’m cool.

sen February 4, 2013, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #238245

I’d say that their relationship did end in the best way possible. It did hurt both, but at the very least, they can break on mutual terms.

Still hurts to read, though :(

Chocothunda February 4, 2013, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #238246

@Nikita As many issues and problems Abbey has, he would never, EVER (in my opinion anyhoo) hurt Daisy, willingly or knowingly. He may be troubled but not stupid, and from the sheer amount of love he has for that girl would grant him the strength to respect her desicion. But, I don’t think Daisy is intent on breaking it off any time soon. :P So, as @Demitrois said, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

As derped out as I felt on the last page, this one made me significantly calmer. Jazzy wasn’t in tears, she didn’t break away and cling to Paulo for dear life. She had her moment I suppose, and bowed out gracefully, so to speak. +10 more respect for Jazz. She’s earning it.

-Showers Jazzy with love and respect-

Who thinks, after the school year starts up again after the new year, that Jazz’ll really throw herself into her activities to keep moving forward and not dwell on the break up too much? Anyone?

Yaschiri February 4, 2013, 4:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #238247

My opinion Yaschiri, Jazz is going to dwell. That’s what the majority of girls do, the thought of not having him anymore, ESPECIALLY after that kiss, will tear her up inside and she’ll regret it. Sure it’s nice and happy in the moment but give it time…

Follarch February 4, 2013, 5:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #238248

PAULO’S BODY LOOKS LIKE A BAGGY SWEATER :U

Stevum February 4, 2013, 5:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #238249

fiuu, so it ends here. I thought it would have become something serious that would have come out later and cause lots of drama to fall on paulo, ruining his (hopefully happening) relationship with lucy.

boh... February 4, 2013, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #238250

@Drama

NO >:C

Troll February 4, 2013, 6:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #238251

As Scott Pilgrim would say…

CLOSURE!! : D

Gate February 4, 2013, 6:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #238252

JASMINE YOU ARE SUCH A CUTIE!

Rioo February 4, 2013, 6:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #238253

@Nikita
I love how you quoted what Mike said when he was drugged :unsure:

Sambo February 4, 2013, 6:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #238254

What?! You’re putting Jasmine on a bus?! NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Your Name February 4, 2013, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #238255

RRRRAAAAAGGE!!!!

nobody42 February 4, 2013, 7:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #238256

Yep, I called that one… Again, I don’t see why everyone got their hopes up. It was pretty obvious that it was “one last hurrah” for the two before they went their separate ways.

Anyways, Jazzie better not be put on a bus. I like her too much. :O

TheEsquire February 4, 2013, 7:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #238257

Gah! Right in the PualoxLucy!

Sudden realization the Pualo is actually a taller version of Tails

Kindle Kat February 4, 2013, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #238258

Man, Pualo made the biggest mistake of his life. He will never ever find a girl like Jasmine again.

But then, not only is love blind but I have a sneaking suspicion based on personal experience that it is mentally handicapped as well.

Antonie February 4, 2013, 8:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #238259

I wonder how many people are going to flip **** if/when Jasmine is put on a bus. ;_; I hope she doesn’t leave and kinda turns into a Rachel & Jess level backround character.

melancholia February 4, 2013, 8:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #238260

@Aiya I know right?

KitKatMuffin February 4, 2013, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #238261

Still no resolution to the myriad of other plotlines in sight…

Oh well.

And now we may get a Jasmine/Haley/Jordan love triangle. Calling it now.

(Yeah I know it’ll never happen but hey I can dream right)

Beep February 4, 2013, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #238263

@Yaschiri I believe she’s capable of putting it all behind her, but I’m not sure if I want her to. As a character, (even though I’m a PauloxLucy shipper) Jazz was and still is one of my favorites. As much as I’d want her to be drama free and be able to flourish, I can’t help but believe that if we want her to stick around some more character wise, she’ll have to become part of the insane drama.

Someone February 4, 2013, 9:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #238265

I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SHIP ANYMORE!

TheSiegnier February 4, 2013, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #238266

@supertails19: …oh yeah lol i have a shory memory 😅

D.inR. February 4, 2013, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #238267

Well that was a good ending to their relationship, still two more page left to go.

Keyblade Dragon February 4, 2013, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #238268

oh. my. god. WHY?! but seriously, you do that, and then that, and then UGH I really hate these two but I love them too much to care and then Paulo why are you so attractive and UGH

Renoku February 4, 2013, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #238269

Oh God so much baww-ing. I have not been able to foresee any of the major plots of the story, especially the Mike/Lucy one.
Just the way the characters interact and their authentic dialogue is amazing. It’s one of the only stories I’ve read that actually has me laughing, either the expressions or conversation or both (Mostly at David 8-D), and has kept me genuinely addicted to reading and re-reading several times over.
It feels as though the story has just reached or barely passed the climax with some of the conflict that’s going on. I only wish I had the money to spare to support your work.
I really like how intriguing the whole thing is, every part. Awesome.

Captain February 4, 2013, 11:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #238270

And now, Paulo’s changed his mind. DRAMA!

The Real Lee February 4, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #238271

I actually hope Lucy doesn’t show up. Not because I don’t like her, the exact opposite really since she’s my favorite character. Rather, I’m hoping the next chapter will focus on her, and on what happened between her and Augustus. *cross fingers* please please please!

Lime Cake February 4, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #238272

@Yaschiri: I think Jasmine will try to become more absorbed in her activities as a way to forget about the hurt she has suffered. She will still end up thinking about the one that got away :(. It is not necessarily a bad thing, a girl could still think about her first kiss every now and then(as long as she doesn’t become obsessed with trying to get him back :x).

@Antonie: Nah, I think Paulo’s biggest mistake was taking lessons from that creep Alejandro(a.k.a. the cat with a scar that taught Paulo how to be a womanizer in the first place… Read Ch 26 Misunderstanding and Change). I can’t be a 100% sure it was Alejandro, but it makes sense how else did he know about Paulo’s phobia back in confrontation? Alejandro sent the dog bullies after Paulo, has been harassing Lucy, and set up a trap for Mike, Lucy, Paulo, Daisy and Sue… he needs to pay Mad Lucy.

@TheSiegnier: Be like Chris and take no sides, eat a cookie instead :). http://askbcb.tumblr.com/post/34413708663/ask-a- stupid-question-by-the-way-weve-had-a. If you really want to ship so much then ship LucyXhappiness, DaisyXhappiness, PauloXhappiness, MikeXhappiness, etc. that way you will have a giant fleet of ships and most of them will(hopefully) still be afloat by the end of BCB 8-D. They could be happy with or without somebody in high school remember that.

@Lime Cake: I think that is the best suggestion I have heard all day :love:. A chapter that focuses only on what Lucy and Augustus have been through. We would find out more about Augustus’ past and more about that conversation Lucy had with her family earlier this chapter.

supertails19 February 4, 2013, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #238273

So the kiss was a good bye. That was a good break up and i see these 2 pal ing around in our future. She has a face that says maby one day we will try again. Jazz to me is the perfect girl, some would say sandy. I’m warming up to sandy. Jazz is strong and smart. She realy did care for pualo. Pualo went from man ***** lol just like me, to steady in denail, lol just like me. Speaking as a man who can relate to paulo heavily, both personality and attitude i can say that i want a girl like jazz, but i’m always pinning over the sereo type hott chick like lucy. I say if u can find a girl like lucy who keeps things fun but isn’t a nut ball take it. My ex was high matenence and hot *** hell. The girl i kinda see these days we have too much in common fun to hang with but no sparks. Did i sleep with her? Ask Paulo lol ya i did. Anyway good break up, good art, great comic.

JustSomeCritic February 4, 2013, 4:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #238275

This page makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy :3

I don’t see why everyone’s all confused. It was just a beautiful way to end a beautiful relationship. Even though they’re not going to be a couple anymore, given what transpired I’d venture to say that (given some time) they could be really good friends.

And I know this whole comic is about love and “serious relationships”, but don’t ever underestimate the power of friendship.

kuribohkun February 4, 2013, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #238277

@kuribohkun: Because as we all know friendship is magic.

D.inR. February 4, 2013, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #238278

Gotta be the most mature breakup I’ve ever seen in a webcomic. I love it :)

PinkiePiecrust February 4, 2013, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #238279

Paulo: Oh Hi Lucy…
Probably not but just maybe.

Taeshi there is two pages left when are we going to see Lucy again? :/

Mike and Lucy interaction still waiting since August 18th 2012 :/

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 4, 2013, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #238280

But she’s being written out of the story, yes?

Anyway… I’m expecting this sweet moment to soon go sour as the bitter bite of drama spikes the candy bowl once again.

TheDrunkenwhale February 4, 2013, 6:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #238281

@TheDrunkenwhale Wait… she’s being written out? ._.

Someone February 4, 2013, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #238282

“this isn’t jasmine’s bus ride page, don’t worry.”

that means she’s NOT being written out.

Logan February 4, 2013, 8:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #238283

I’ve been but I return and I’m going to die with happiness over SO MUCH CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS AND YYYEA

Wat February 4, 2013, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #238284

Hey, me again. I just realised that WAY back there on my last comic, I left out Rach in the Possible Ends to the Loose Ends talk. After reading some of the other replies, I DID realise that Rach “supposedly” has a crush on Lucy’s brother Jordan… Do you really think that she will change? Meh, anything’s possible, really. :P

Alaystus February 4, 2013, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #238285

Okay. I’m happy with this.

Jasmine still rules, even if her thought process behind her break-up was a little naive. She just wanted her goodbye kiss.

Sweet, sweet Jasmine. :O

Ozma February 4, 2013, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #238286

@Someone: No Jasmine is not being written out. Was Tess written out when it became obvious that PauloXTess was not going to happen? :nope: all that happened was that Tess started appearing a lot less than usual. Same thing goes for Jasmine, she will appear a lot less but she won’t completely vanish from the story. Paulo may have moved on, but they are still going to be friends.

Besides Jasmine is still the treasurer and she is a member of multiple clubs, she could easily find somebody else to show the others and somehow cause more drama :D. I would not be surprised if Jasmine started following Daisy and Abbey(because they are nice enough to let her stick around). Also, what reason would Taeshi have to get rid of Jasmine? It just wouldn’t make sense to get rid of a well liked character unless it would severely impact the story. Oh :O. Nah I still don’t see it happening anytime soon :nope:.

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: You will she Lucy soon, very soon ;). You will also see Augustus and hopefully you might see Augustus, Lucy, Mike, and Paulo all in the same room… eventually. I’m not sure whether that is a good thing :unsure:. It depends on how it happens and why.

Also there are plenty of other things to do on this site if you are really impatient. Check out the Candybooru and view all the artwork on there, that’s a nice way to pass the time. You can check out the Forum and participate in conversations but make sure to read the rules and be careful with what you say.

My favorite is the Archive because I like to reread certain chapters every now and then. It help you stay well informed and it is fun reading most of the chapters again. Oh yeah if you feel like it you could try reading some comments starting from chapter 1, you can get a few laughs in and who knows you might see a comment that really makes you see the comic in a different way :).

As you may have noticed I like to imagine what might happen next, sometimes I might actually try to predict what is going to happen in the next page, the next chapter, or the future. It can be a fun way to pass the time but it can sometimes be… troublesome D:. If you have a good enough imagination then feel free to try it as well. You can come up with situations you think will happen or situations that are so absurd that they make you giggle 8-D.

Here’s one: Lucy is on the ledge again contemplating whether she should jump or not. She thinks about what Augustus said and compares it with what he said to her last time they met. She is annoyed by the fact that she can’t stop thinking about “him” and she decides to go back to the building and talk to Augustus, to find out what he thinks. Augustus talks to her for a while and then tells her a bit about his past. Lucy still thinks of him as a creep, but now she understands that he has been hurt in the past as well. Augustus will then become a friend she could talk to and will listen, even if he has no intention of becoming anything more.

^This last part was just me letting my imagination run wild for a few minutes don’t interpret it as anything more :x.

supertails19 February 4, 2013, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #238287

@supertails19
I have reread BCB 3 times, looked through the whole Candybooru(god kill me O.o)
I have Written a 50+ page fanfic on word about what will happen
O.o yes I need a life.

I like the Summer Vacation and Really like Lucy Angst arc no clue why?

Actually I think I know why. In other books(stories, novels, and fanfics) I have read, I have learned I am addicted to romances(not romance novels) but when there is fights(not physical always), misunderstandings, hurt, or comparing(others or self) I eat it up like Americans eat Burgers and Doughnuts! WHY?!? Why do I like them SO?!?

@Taeshi
Please don’t hate me for this but I feel I need to say this *prepares to be punched*
But I am actually enjoying reading people’s comment more than this chapter of BCB. Still Love you <3

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 4, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #238290

I REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHO PAULO LIKES. It’s only because people make guesses and think that they are right :/

Secret February 5, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #238291

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I actually liked the Daisy Awakening Arc, just the way everybody was acting seemed kind of familiar :x. I also tend to just start from the beginning and read until I reach the current page. Sometimes I read the starred comments while i’m going through all of BCB(Occasionally they can help to get a better understanding of the story, make you laugh, or just put a smile on your face).

As for the Candybooru I checked the whole thing as well and just recently started commenting on a few new pictures. I occasionally look at pictures from some of my favorite artists. Not much else I can add to this one :nope:.

Hmm, there is the Forum but since I have never done anything more than read a few posts I can’t really say much, sorry :(.

Oh wait I know, you can read Veronica’s Formspring and even ask a question. Hmm, but if you are shy you might not want to ask a question and Veronica has 14866 responses so that might be a deterrent D:. Try reading the Smiled list and maybe read the most smiled ones :unsure:.

Well what about Not Enough Rings, Ask Roseville High and Taeshi Diaries… actually you probably read them already :/.

Okay if all else fails then go to the Extras and click one of the many links on that page(this is my last resort on a rainy day 8-)).

If you somehow managed to do all of this already then I only have four more suggestions for you: 1)Become a BCI member, 2)Read BCB in another language, 3)Write and submit an interesting fan-fiction that readers will love(preferably one that does not make you want to stay up all night for fear of what might happen when you sleep), or 4)Go out and enjoy life then come back later(this one is recommended for those that think the pacing of this story is slow).

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Since you probably did number 3 already I guess number 4 is a good choice, but you’re free to pick one of the first 2 or just completely ignore me if you want. Like I mentioned before there is plenty to do on this site I guess people just need some motivation. If you hated what I wrote all I can say is: I was only trying to help :x.

@Secret: Paulo loves Lucy. If you haven’t noticed Paulo wants to make Lucy happy and he thinks the best way to do that is to be with her. Too bad that he never realized how much he hurt her in Back and Forth. I realize I could be completely wrong so i’ll wait until later.

supertails19 February 5, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #238292

@supertails19
I still give the Title of “King of Comments” to you. Your words are beautiful, your like a Hitler for good :) (sorry O.o)

I can’t submit my fanfic is has crappy Grammar and I would probably have a list of credited ideas taking about 2-3 maybe more pages. Also its very MikexLucy I mean REALLY MikexLucy also has Daisy and Paulo are jealous…. robot crusaders… Immortal OLD ancestors… several video game characters… Massive drama and angst(Taeshi would be proud)… Aliens… Demons… AND other crap that nothing to do with BCB…So far up the story goes up to 2nd year of College O.o Oh I deleted from MS Word cause I was ashamed but its still locked in my head… Maybe if I get a lot of people who want me to rewrite… I might submit it on Fanfiction.net Maybe make it more based around BCB and kick out the extra ****.

I considered Option #1 for awhile now
I only know English and a little bit of German so #2 is out.
I explained #3 above.
I need to take option #4 BADLY D:

I haven’t read the Formspring, I read all the non-member extras, I am still waiting for when one of my questions is answered on ask BCB, and who DOESN’T read Not Enough Rings? Its awesome 8-)
I follow 15 other comics…

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 5, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #238293

@someone i know this is late but yeah i kinda do too. Although i feel like Mije would just out him in his place with superior logic and then Paulo just would give a f***

Demetrois February 5, 2013, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #238294

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: There are a few other people on this site that are more deserving of that title “King of Comments”, now if only I could get them to write more detailed comments like they used to :unsure:. If you can make a story that is based on BCB i’ll be willing to read it, but make a warning if it is going to be graphic. I’ll read it anyways but I will make sure to do so on an empty stomach… and also be prepared for another all nighter this time. You good sir have a great imagination if you can think all the way to sophomore year in college for the whole cast :D.

Umm if you do read Veronica’s Formspring I would recommend reading the “Smiled list” first because that is what made me start reading a bunch of them. You might see an answer there about something you were curious about. There are a lot of answers there though and I think reading all of the questions would be a challenge that would take weeks… unless you are a quick reader. I consider myself a slow reader so you will probably have better luck than I did.

I cannot stress how glad I am that Not Enough Rings was created :love:. If it wasn’t for that Sonic comic catching my attention I probably would not have known about this little piece of heaven named Bittersweet Candy Bowl and I wouldn’t even be here right now so I am definitely grateful #^_^#.

I have been reading BCB for a year, I can’t remember when I started but that was because I was more focused with reading from start to current page. http://topwebcomics.com/vote/13453/default.aspx? id=13453 I also vote in the link above and it is also a place where I can find many other interesting comics(Make sure you prove you are not a robot first D:). Just click “Go to the TopWebComics list” if you need more than 15 comics to feed your cravings(o.o wait 15… actually it kind of makes sense considering all the comics I have read). At one point Bittersweet Candy Bowl made it in the top 3 best comics so I guess it’s a good enough source for amazing comics(even though I think it deserved number 1 Mad Lucy).

Oh well, not much I can do about it anyways so goodnight :).

supertails19 February 5, 2013, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #238295

lol, love is something that’s suppose to happen naturally. However, thanks to the complicated nature of human beings, this natural and compelling desire that wants to be fulfilled has become estranged.
Social expectations and customs have only gilded in gold the already highly prized object we emotional creatures crave for: good feelings, in this case love.
In addition to this, we cultivate our own personal expectations for the “right one” and it has gone on so long that it’s pretty much become a standard that even for the sake of tracing roots, would be a taboo to try and dismantle to observe the pieces that make it so “special”.
Constantly estranging love only makes the subject more emotional and in turn, it makes us so emotional to the point that we fear risking our feelings, because having them wounded is apparently worse than getting your arm twisted off.

Blank On Purpose February 5, 2013, 5:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #238296

Blank On Purpose says: As for Augustus, he’s more of a mentor to Lucy than a lover. It’s hard to tell, but I’m sure he worries about her a little enough to prevent her from jumping off a building, but not enough to ask her out. Augustus is, let’s be honest here, a straight-up loner; more-so than Lucy, whose more of a tusundere if anything else.

I absolutely quote this.

Also, they can be friend without any kind of romantic relationship. Why must Lucy be covered in love. interest.guys and not with normal friend.with.no.girlfriend ?

Oh for Goofy Sake February 5, 2013, 5:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #238297

D’aww.. <3 This was actually pretty cute.

I think Jasmine needed that kiss. Even if it was their first, and maybe last, a good kiss from your loved one cheers up a little bit even after a break-up, am I right? (No, you’re not)

..But I would be more than happy if Jasmine and Paulo stay as friends. ;_; Or even get back together in a drama-free relationship(after Paulo gets his things in order of course), and don’t start avoiding each other.

It’s good to hear Jazz is coming back again, and is not getting out and forgotten from the comic.. What would be damn ******.

And now, let’s see what is going to happen next in Tess’ party~ BD

Furball February 5, 2013, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #238298

Still, even though it ended like that, he made the one girl cry I really really liked. For that, Paolo needs more then a good kicking in the backside. *sniff* Poor little Jasmine…

LittleBell February 5, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #238299

@Supertails
Actually I got up to being in their forties, Sophomore and Freshman year of their children O.o I am just playing in back in my head removing most of the extra crap. I am up to 2nd year of college in my remake. But I just feel I can’t let go of Fury Jay Winters(furless blind cat(same species as Lucy), with massive angry issues(seems slightly familiar Mad Lucy ), and had his heart crushed by his two loves(It is kind of interesting actually), and finds his wife in 2223 AD he is from 4050 BCE… Or the organization if you can call it that, which he is the head of. I make Paulo an assassin, like the ones in Assassin’s Creed I and II. Trained by the 3 Greatest Assassins(made up of course) Sabre(same species as Paulo and Fury’s best friend) his uncle from 4050 BCE, Neogrom(Not Necro) an assassin robot(looks like a white Neo Metal Sonic), and Le Deception an assassin living on a Human Earth 10 years older than Paulo and Sabre’s crap load of greats grandson. I placed the Story of BCB in the year 3203(Their Earth is primal to most planets) it is the same BCB you know and love but I put the year in 3203 instead of 2012.
I don’t know If I can get like 10 or more people to support me I might actually post it on Fanfic. I probably didn’t do a good job of using the Characters. I made Mike(also stole Silver Sentient from King) into a protective bad *** who is *** hole to anyone who hurts, harrasses, etc. ~~> Mad Lucy . I made Lucy really insecure REALLY insecure, oblivious(kind of), sweet/innocent/nice. Their love makes me hurt with “awwwww”
I think it’s best this crazy, sad, and WTF inducing story stay in my head, but that is just me. It has bad language, ummm some people get their arms ripped off that is as goring as it gets… Well I am a very quezzy kind of guy who almost throws up hearing people throw up… Halo is borderline too bloody for me.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 5, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #238300

Seeing all these in-depth comments comforts me so much. COME HITHER, MY BCB OBSESSED, LIFELESS BRETHEREN XD

Anunkogurl February 5, 2013, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #238301

Words cannot describe how much I like reading the silly comments. The fanbase is as dramatic at the comic.

I_Love_Lucy February 5, 2013, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #238302

Wow, yet another web comic read through in 3 days. It’s a great story, quite sad, keep on going strong. Good job on not enough rings too. It really made me laugh.

dxm2000x February 5, 2013, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #238304

What is a comment, really? Is it just a thought process one decides to throw out into public for others to see? Is it just a strain of thought that you type up for yourself to see? Is it to communicate, to exchange information, to connect with other commenting human beings? I don’t know, I comment a lot in hopes somebody will comment back… wah, poor me. :/
I love all these comments anyway, read every one of them. So many things to say, so little relevance to the comic itself, it hurts to try to force them all out, because of their sheer abundance and complete irrelevance.
1) Supertails, if you aren’t the King of Comments, you are most definiteley Duke of Comments.
2) Someone, or The Real Someone, whichever you prefer, this fanfiction sounds completeley and totally amazing, you must be very dedicated and love the story a LOT. (Or as you would probably say, have no life and WAY too much time, which is ok too, I can relate.) I would even make a few suggestions, like make Carter the Dark Lord or something weird like that, and for God’s sake, man, add ****** (The dog chick who likes David, starts with a Ki, and ends with a zuna).
Besides all that, I’m not quite sure what to say anymore, besides that I would love to also make a fanfic, but I have absoluteley no idea what to make it about, or what art tools I need to use to copy the style. For now, I will use what I’m best at; pencils, pens, and computers.

The inception of an idea just took place in my brain. But it is a secret.

P.S. : Your clue is; :x

Alaystus February 5, 2013, 11:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #238305

@Subaru: The link I posted earlier for you didn’t work went I clicked it so hopefully this one works http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c28/p7.html
I know this is going to sound very random but what do you think is going to happen between Daisy and Abbey?

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I think I can still read it, but I think you have to get permission before you borrow all those characters(give credit where credit is due). Find somebody you trust to help you proofread it. It might be nice to have somebody else give it a quick read through to make sure it doesn’t have any major plot holes and that it is consistent. Umm, sorry I can’t be more helpful but i’m more used to helping people out on papers they are going to hand in to teachers, not a story that is posted online :(.

@Anunkogurl: “COME HITHER, MY BCB OBSESSED, LIFELESS BRETHEREN XD” Hmm, BCB obsessed makes sense for some of us. Lifeless… not necessarily true for most of us. Bretheren… well that clearly depends on who you are talking to. Yes I realize you were being sarcastic but I couldn’t resist :smirk:.

@I_Love_Lucy: Now you know why I like talking here in the comment section so much. It is fun to interact with other BCB fans and get feedback :D. I try to be positive when I talk to others and they tend to react positively so this is a pretty nice environment so far :).

Anybody else think that Augustus actually cares about Lucy’s health right now? Personal reasons but he still cares even if he won’t show it ;).

@Alaystus: I think adding fan characters to that story or any story might upset a few people. Other than that I think it is a great idea as well. Also, thank you for the kind words and I will try to talk with you more in the future 8-D.

supertails19 February 5, 2013, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #238340

@supertails19 : In all honesty? I think her family was suggesting to either seek a counselor or to live with a relative for a while, get a break from everything. Or maybe even move the entire family. But with Lucy-mama fearing that lucy may think they’ll be abandoning her…….. I’m guessing the “Lucy should live with -insert relative x here- for a while” bit. I’ll be sad if she moves away :(.

Oh yeah, that boy will wait, and wait, at least until Tess tells him to go home. Maybe Paulo will pay her a visit afterwards…….. okay he’ll try, and it’ll turn out like last time, unless Lucy-mama answers the door this time.

As for Daisy/Abbey, hm…. I think I heard somewhere that they’ll stay together for about 90% of the comic….? I could be wrong, but I could’ve sworn someone said that. I think they’ll probably break up at some point. I mean I like them as a couple, and I’m sure Daisy REALLY likes Abbey enough to be in a relationship, ans she has been very supportive of him (and its not likely to stop, relationship or not) but I don’t think she entirely reciporcates Abbey’s feelings at the moment. I could be wrong, and maybe she’s getting there. Who knows, but they are a cute couple though XD .

Subaru February 6, 2013, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #238719

Well, technically, Mike and Lucy ARE the main characters here. it’s not really surprising what put them in shadow break up (and the couple Paulo/Jaz was a damn one) : All eyes have to be put on the heroes. If you think of it, Paulo return to Lucy, but Jaz has, and i fear now is, nobody anymore. Same for Jess, apparently, who look to Mike, and only Mike.

D.Durand February 12, 2013, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #266604

ohh!

the previous page made me think something else!

JeremyB796 November 20, 2013, 3:36 AM EST.

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