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She’s not dead, good for her! Also, there is either a really tall fence in the distance or a spiked railing that sticks several feet out from the roof. Weird.
Now to the real question, does Augustus really not care about her, aside from her general well being or does he just feign indifference because he does not wish people to find out what he truly thinks, should he truly think that? Either way, still a better love story than Twilight.
Also, if Augustus does feel that way about Lucy, what if he does make a move? What would Lucy say? What would Daisy think if the first boy who ever really paid attention to her went away? (Despite the fact that she already has a boyfriend.) Would Paulo join the Augustus hate team? Then again, this is all entirely hypothetical, even though I think that Augustus really does have feelings for Lucy. It just makes to much sense not to be true.
I’m also wondering what Paulo would do if Lucy told him she didn’t feel the same way. Would he try to go back to Jasmine? She might take him back, maybe. It would still be quite interesting to see what he’d do.
Nikita February 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
That’s right Augustus be a good friend and wait for Lucy while she enjoys the beautiful scenery and calms herself .
supertails19 February 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
She’s still there…
lucyxpaulo27 February 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Sahchan February 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Alright, yeah, seems like she’s just there to think. Guessing whatever her family said was actually a good thing in her opinion…? Or maybe she’s wondering if it will be.
Toffee February 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Awww, just went up there to enjoy the view and think
Order_66 February 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Well, thats a start at least.
Frodomann1 February 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
Why leave it there? Well it is the end of the chapter so it’s understandable. Still doesn’t make me feel any better
Blaze33405 February 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
12:01, worth the wait to see lucy didn’t do anything.
Battlecop February 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
Ha! I get the Updates 10pm on Thursday!!
My butt would freeze… Even if I had fur, and a tail.
Ios.Saiken February 8, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
No kiss for Augustus
sen February 8, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
I thought this was going to be a David chapter?:(
Also, amazing work on the last panel, the shading and background is brilliant (but why is the fence so high up? Is it farther in the distance?)
Setholopagus February 8, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
Is she ever comeing down
lov/hate/hurt February 8, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.
Wot. That’s it?
Secret February 8, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
The weathers quite nice I see.
Mari February 8, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.
Should i consider myslef as a psyco if the only thing that comes up in my mind Is to push her
Félix the Qc February 8, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.
When I moved from my hometown, I went to one of my favorite old haunts (an 8 story parking garage) and just sat on the ledge and watched the city I loved.
Telta February 8, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.
God I hope that one of the next chapters is a brighter and cheerier one…love the story…but I miss some of the light heartedness from some of the earlier chapters. Looking forward to mondays new chapter!
Unorez February 8, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.
You can tell she feels alone.
Yxela007 February 8, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.
Nice tail (Paulo would want some)
Pepe Le Pew February 8, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.
Huh? Where those railing there before? Well, I’m just glad she didn’t jump
Subaru February 8, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.
Would he try to go back to Jasmine?
He burned that bridge mate………….
Pepe Le Pew February 8, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.
God I hope that one of the next chapters is a brighter and cheerier one…love the story…but I miss some of the light heartedness from some of the earlier chapters. Looking forward to mondays new chapter!
Pepe Le Pew February 8, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.
Augustus wants to push her. He’s just resistin the inevitable temptation. xD
Sethblue February 8, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.
Does Nikita always get first post?
Mr. Hilter February 8, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.
I thought this was going to be a David chapter?:(
Dude you fell for that? Honestly?
Pepe Le Pew February 8, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.
Does Nikita always get first post?
Pepe Le Pew February 8, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.
One small push is all it would take. Come on now…
Donny February 8, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.
And we still don’t know what drove her up there in the first place…
Skygaze February 8, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.
This was great. I just really hope the next chapter’s not another prequel, background story thingy. The current plot is getting so good, I just wanna know what’s gonna happen already!
MissShellGiraffe February 8, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.
Also, Lucy has got some BALLS sitting like that on the ledge of the roof! I’d be peeing myself
MissShellGiraffe February 8, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.
Dangerous. Dangerous. Dangerous.
Just-A-Lurker February 8, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.
Aw, this was cute :3 I’m glad Augustus was able to help Lucy with his oh-so-sensible self, she really needs time to work things out in her head. Away from Paulo, away from Mike, she needs to learn to love herself first and build up enough self-confidence to make it on her own. Once she’s worked that out, she can take her pick of the boys
Bleh February 8, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.
Feels all over
shaaa February 8, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.
Taeshi you are such a tease.
Demetrois February 8, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.
@Felix the Qc: What?? O.o If you want to push somebody of a roof do it in your dreams instead. Better yet forget that thought ever appeared in that head of yours .
@Telta: I had a similar experience when I was moving away from my first home… except I just went on the rooftop and stared at the city I thought I was never going to see again o_o.
@Unorez: I am looking forward to a chapter were Lucy is not on top of a roof. That is already a step in the right direction . Unfortunately, I think there is a little more darkness to come before the light takes over, uhh sorry .
@Skygaze: Lucy had a conversation with her family earlier this chapter i’m pretty sure that had something to with it . Umm, i’m going to try and explain it without giving it away… actually I have a better idea just go read the comment @Telta wrote, that will give you a good idea on why Lucy is just staring off into the distance .
@Bleh: Finally somebody that knows how I feel on the whole Lucy situation. She needs time away from the ones she could develop a dependency with, at least with Augustus she gets the space and time she needs to potentially make herself better. Lucy could choose whoever she wants when she is ready .
supertails19 February 8, 2013, 12:50 AM EST.
Lucy you crazy lady!
You’re gonna catch a cold.
Follarch February 8, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.
… Into ffcat’s arms
Zany February 8, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.
paulosawesome February 8, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.
dang it, I was hoping we’d see some more dialogue between Gussie and Lucy before the chapter was over =( oh well..
RoseVee February 8, 2013, 1:05 AM EST.
@Nikita: Augustus is more worried about her well being than anything else. Maybe you are right and Augustus is developing feelings for Lucy but he has not shown that he it. In fact he has show the opposite, remember when he called her “worthless” yeah… that does not show love, at all . I realize that he only said it because he was upset with the way she was acting, but Augustus really seemed like he would rather be Lucy’s friend and not her boyfriend. He could still change his mind if he wanted to, but I doubt it.
Paulo is already part of the hate Mike club so I guess he could be part of the hate Augustus club. Also, after Lucy rejects Paulo, he will decide to wait for her as part of a plan to prove he truly does care about her. I wonder if it will fail ? Daisy would be too busy thinking about the boy she has a crush on since 5th grade and she will be a little less focused on Augustus and Lucy. She would still be curious and possibly worried about her friend but that’s all.
supertails19 February 8, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.
Backflip? Pretty please? 0:-)
thedragon133 February 8, 2013, 2:41 AM EST.
There was actually a lot of controversy on how this page would pan out. Originally, it wouldn’t start out so different from this one. Augustus would be looking around, melodramatic as usual, and then suddenly his eyes would grow wide as something hits the ground accompanied by a loud SPLAT. Unfortunately, it was ruled out that many would not appreciate this brand of humor and that it would ignite flame wars of unparalleled proportions. So, we have this chapter ending the way it is instead.
In more leveled news, I hope Augustus isn’t cultivating any feelings for Lucy. Those feelings will kill ya, Augustus, especially when you try to measure up to the self-suppressing fire that is Lucy. She needs an outgoing and energetic type like Paulo to balance out her moody, insecure personality. You’ve heard it before and you’re going to hear it from me again: opposites attract.
Mike was great, but when it comes to the realm of love, he acts more like a “boy” and I’m pretty sure Lucy needs more of a “man” like Paulo. Augustus is too similar to Lucy in many ways and if they start lovin’ it just might end up awkward.
All in all, good chapter; we’ve got a few things out of the shadows and into the open, but as usual, we are left hanging again. You’re leading us on, Taeshi, like most good writers do, but we’re going to need some water soon or we might just go to another trough; that or we’ll start dying of dehydration.
Blank On Purpose February 8, 2013, 3:13 AM EST.
Now sneak up and.. push!
Palpetinus February 8, 2013, 3:52 AM EST.
Grr. Filler. Want DRAMAAAAA~~~~!!!!! LOL
JustSomeCritic February 8, 2013, 4:08 AM EST.
Augustus needs Daisy!
Tacsi February 8, 2013, 4:13 AM EST.
@Blank On Purpose: Though opposites do attract, that only works to some extent, there needs to be some similarities too or their differences may eventually drive a giant wedge between their understanding of each other and drive them apart.
Moogle February 8, 2013, 4:22 AM EST.
I love Auggie, that sweetpea <3
Kitmit February 8, 2013, 4:25 AM EST.
Looks like OFFICIALLY NOTHING HAS HAPPENED IN THIS ENTIRE UPDATE!!! What a waste of a freaking month and a half of my life. |:C
Mr. Fancy Pants February 8, 2013, 4:41 AM EST.
Huh… I know it’s probably not meant to look like this but it doesn’t look like Lucy is sitting on the ledge, rather it looks like she’s in the process of pushing herself off of it. The ledge should have been drawn thicker or Lucy’s butt and tail shouldn’t look like they are over the edge but rather sitting on it.
But anyways, Lucy still looks awesome. I reeeeeeally hope the next chapter has some Lucy and Augustus interaction time. I know it probably wont happen, but I still have hope he’ll develop feelings for Lucy. Lucy just needs to stop being so defensive around him.
Come on girl! Be nice and surprise Augustus. Show him he’s wrong about you. Make him see how nice you really are Lucy!
Lime Cake February 8, 2013, 4:46 AM EST.
Looking forward to the new chapter! =D
Lolly February 8, 2013, 4:59 AM EST.
Reading over the chapter again and…. is it that lucy is going to move away? That’s the impression Im getting
aim February 8, 2013, 5:21 AM EST.
It’s not dangerous, she only sitting on the railing of the roof of a ten-story building…
Sambo February 8, 2013, 6:33 AM EST.
Lucy in the skyyyyyyy with diiiiiamonds….
Sambo February 8, 2013, 6:38 AM EST.
A new year for the crew. I like this this page a lot because to me it is the essence of the new year: reflection on the past and prospects for the future. I’m glad taeshi drew lucy ‘s backside here…one must wonder what Lucy is reflecting on if that is what she is indeed doing
Iris February 8, 2013, 7:23 AM EST.
I think some people need to realize that:
A) Not every part of a story needs to be full of climactic drama. It’s a good decision on the part of the author to incorporate some substance into the story as well.
B) Not every chapter/story needs to end conclusively. Most would say that an ending as such leaves a bigger impact on the audience than would any closure.
C) You most certainly did not “waste your whole month” on reading this.
Personally I love it, and while I can’t say the same for everyone I suppose, we should remember that Taeshi writes because she wants to not because we want her to.
Blue February 8, 2013, 7:32 AM EST.
The absurdity of lucy dying is just asinine.
Blue fox February 8, 2013, 7:36 AM EST.
TASHI YOU TROOOOOOOOLLLLL!!!!
Alex February 8, 2013, 7:49 AM EST.
This started as a comic I checked out due to curiosity and has ended up being the one I check first thing in the morning. Why this (I know why this haha).
I actually really like how this ended on an ambiguous note. The only complaint I have is the fence - it’s either too close or too high. Oh, and Lucy should probably not be able to balance on the snow like that, but I can see it being done the way it was for stylistic reasons.
CC February 8, 2013, 7:49 AM EST.
I’m not quite too sure what to think here.
But I do admit the thought of Lucy jumping or somehow LucyxAugustsus (cute pair but nah) happening were rather amusing.
But on another note, I must admit its a really nice looking last page. It gives you a general feel of peacefulness after the chaos that was the party.
melancholia February 8, 2013, 8:02 AM EST.
Oh, um, this is nice. Uh, this is the end, okay, where exactly are we? Um, oh, here’s the “END” box, uh, good. Uh, there’s some things that are still unresolved here, Tae. What’s with Paulo’s planned confession? Does he like Lucy or Mike or… hell, is Lucy depressed? Is she gonna jump? Uh, let’s analyze that. If she were to jump, where the **** would she go? Uh, is this how you end a chapter? I mean, is this where we go from here? Okay, the next one sure as hell better make up for this, I’m tellin’ you right now, cause the plot’s stuck in Nowhere Land,.
…you ran out of ink, too, didn’t ya, ya *******?
TheX400096 February 8, 2013, 8:50 AM EST.
And Lucy turns around and has the Troll Face?
Huh? February 8, 2013, 8:53 AM EST.
I dont get why everyone loves Augustus and hates Mike. All we know is that augustus is related to the mugging in eigth grade and that he tried to force himself on daisy. Mike saved lucys life twice. I dont get it.
Demetrois February 8, 2013, 8:57 AM EST.
Lucy has a new guardian angel
David February 8, 2013, 9:02 AM EST.
@Bleh & @supertails19 I agree whole-heartedly. And Supertails, I have been agreeing with you the whole time! But it doesn’t matter, we have another member of our wait-for-a-little-bit team. Some suggestions for the next chapter; add a little bit of Augustus background and thought process, so we can see what made him this way, and what he really thinks. Also, (Somebody punch me, I gotta stop doing this.) I would like to see just a little bit of Amaya. Just a little. And don’t worry all you drama-crazed fans; They still have to get through Valentines day! (Lol dramallama) Don’t worry, all you (most likeley nonexistant people) who actually read my Amaya comments; I have a plan.
Alaystus February 8, 2013, 9:08 AM EST.
@David Oh, and shame on you! You should know that David always has to have some sort of de-railing comment about random stuff! (Sorry, I’m kidding of course. I like your comment, and think it may have some truth behind it.)
P.S. : I forgot to add a P.S. to my last comment.
Alaystus February 8, 2013, 9:12 AM EST.
If she throws herself hard enough, she can land on the spikes on the fence and kill herself that way.
Tired of Lucy February 8, 2013, 10:39 AM EST.
@Tired of Lucy I dont like you. Thats just uncalled for.
Blue fox February 8, 2013, 11:35 AM EST.
Heh heh… Lucy is keeping Augustus waiting. Like… for a LONG time now. That gives me the LULZ!
NoNameXD February 8, 2013, 11:55 AM EST.
How nice, he’s just waiting there and Lucy is sitting on the roof looking out into the distance. Such a wonder that she needs to think about everything around her and such.
Keyblade Dragon February 8, 2013, 12:16 PM EST.
Even if she falls, she would fall standing up and probably with a small injure… I am glad you didn’t… jump
Yukianes4 February 8, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.
Beautiful simply Beautiful.
New chapter Monday.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 8, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.
@sen: Augustus messed up his chance to kiss Daisy when he decided to manipulate her into becoming something she is not.
@Blank On Purpose: I agree that opposites attract but right now Lucy just needs to work things out on her own. Also, just because Paulo loves Lucy does not automatically mean that she loves him back only time will tell if that is true or false. So when Lucy is ready she can choose whoever she wants to go on a date with… even if it is a girl . Now with the boys there is one that she really wants but can’t have, one that has a history of womanizing, and one that just… doesn’t like her “like that.” So Lucy’s options seem great and everything but I think she is better off choosing A)no one and get on with her life until she meets somebody that would treat her right, B)choose somebody(after she gives it proper thought) and hope for the best, or C)wait for one of them to get their act together and man up already.
@Lime Cake: The second half of your comment just made my day . I doubt it will ever happen but if it did I would be overjoyed. I am extremely curious as to how it would happen though .
We already have a PauloXLucy chapter, a MikeXLucy chapter and now all that is the one I used to think would never happen… an AugustusXLucy chapter(just for a chapter though… nothing permanent since Augustus still has feelings for Daisy and that would just be unfair to Lucy in the long run).
@aim: You got it and so did @Telta. Lucy is either moving away or she has been put in a position where there is a good chance she won’t see Roseville for quite some time.
Will it happen before the play? Will Paulo or Jessica ever get a chance to tell Lucy how they feel about her? Will Mike get his head out of the clouds and apologize to his ex-best friend already? Will Alejandro ever make his move? Will Daisy ever truly love Abbey?
vThis last section is pretty much a joke… a poorly planned one.
All these questions will be answered in the next lovely season of BCB(you know if BCB suddenly became a soap opera or something ).
@Iris: If your comment doesn’t get starred then I have no clue on what is insightful anymore .
supertails19 February 8, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.
@Blue: I wish everybody knew how hard it is to be an amazing artist/storyteller like Taeshi is. Maybe then they would realize that she works hard to give us this free gift. Why can’t everybody be more appreciative like you and a few others? Keep enjoying Bittersweet Candy Bowl with all the loyal fans and you’ll get a nice surprise .
@melancholia: Hopefully this isn’t the calm before the storm .
@Demetrois: Augustus offered helpful advice that saved Lucy in it’s own way… and some other people as well . Mike on the other hand skipped a few steps on “How to deal with a Bully” like talking about it to an adult, asking her to stop, and wait to see if her behavior changed. If Lucy was still yelling at him and picking fights then he could say that he hates her and ask her to get out of his life, but stop right there. The moment Mike started talking for Lucy’s friends and picking on the insecurities that he knows she has, he stepped into jerk territory when he called her a parasite and then proceeded to destroy her emotionally. I’m going to quote Paulo on what he thinks about this: “dick move.”
Mike still has a chance to fix things, he doesn’t have to apologize for wanting her out of his life. He just needs to apologize for letting his emotions get out of hand, crushing Lucy’s heart, and attacking her insecurities to destroy her trust in others . I know Mike is a good person, but he sure hasn’t been acting like it . Here’s a completely random thought: What would happen if Lucy cornered Mike, apologized to him about her past actions, and just walked away? That is a scenario that would confuse me and give me a headache if I tried to understand it .
@David: You mean “Lucy has a new guardian (one-winged) angel” .
@Tired of Lucy: What is wrong with you?
@Alaystus: We can worry about Valentines day after the play and the possible drama nuke that will occur on that day. Brace yourself my friend, brace yourself .
Edit: The comment I had for Iris was not a joke just the words that were directly above. Also, I guess i’ll see you all after the storm passes.
supertails19 February 8, 2013, 2:31 PM EST.
i would love if they updated more often i know its only two days but im not very good at the waiting game so this kills me i love this comic!!!!
kitty February 8, 2013, 2:35 PM EST.
I almost forgot she was still at that building.
DeathofInk February 8, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.
ah… Angst… So beatiful
HybridOtho February 8, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.
What. ;ಠ_ಠ I don’t understand the world anymore.. Just..
I don’t even.. X’D Okay, I admit it: I forgot that Lucy was still hanging out on top of that building, and trying to think about those things in her head. Great to see that she seems to get her mind and sense of reality back. :> …I think.
Furball February 8, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.
@supertails19 Now thats an idea, and now my curiosity has been piqued. What if this is “calm” and the storm is … she’s getting put on a bus, isn’t she? She’s gonna get shipped off and gonna live with Sandy, and then nobody will ever get their JessxLucy arc. Or something equally catastrophic.
Next week, the lead female character is now Molly, forever.
melancholia February 8, 2013, 4:48 PM EST.
@supertails19 I don’t know if you could say “longtime loyal” or anything, I just noticed some people really do not understand what the artistic process is like, and would rather complain about it.
Keep rolling on assured, Taeshi.
Blue February 8, 2013, 4:54 PM EST.
About Lucy apologizing to Mike? I can actually see that happening. I feel like she will do it before Mike does. I don’t think she would just walk away.
Now here is how I picture it:
Mike is walking along, out of nowhere(cliche eh?) Lucy come running at Mike. Mike runs only finding he is cornered scared of what Lucy might do to him. Lucy walks up apologizes for everything, rubbing her arm(you know like when people feel guilty or embarrassed) after she finishes she walks away droopy eared.
I want to see how Mike would react to that to be honest.
See how he reacts when he finds out Lucy was on a roof of a building
See how he reacts when he figures out that she cares
basically just see how he reacts when he sees her.
But seriously I can imagine Lucy apologizing to Mike and maybe he feels touched enough to apologize for what he did? Apologize and sorry fest!
Oh hey something like that happens in *self slapped* nevermind O.o
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 8, 2013, 5:08 PM EST.
I still have a feeling that shes going to jump… Just by the way shes sitting. She would just have to “slip” off the edge…
Zetsumei February 8, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.
I feel oddly satisfied.
Wat February 8, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.
Lucy better not ‘slip’ or anything. Or if she does, maybe Augustus catches her. Or maybe she ends up in the hospital, and Mike sees how much he really meant to her.
Alex Kitsune February 8, 2013, 7:09 PM EST.
MIke, hurry up and apologize to Lucy already. After all, Sandy DID say you didn’t have to treat her so badly and that you should still try to be friends. Well, at least she implied it. Or am I just imagining things? If Lucy jumps, hopefully FFCat will save her, probably at the cost of a few broken bones of his own or something. And I actually have to agree with Wat on this one: I feel oddly satisfied. It does look like she’s simply sitting and looking at the view, but if you look closely, she also looks like she’s sitting on the edge of the edge, if you know what I mean. That and it’s a short update, so that adds to the oddity of how satisfying it is. In other news, my GF’s dog had to get put down earlier today. Everybody mourn her loss while I hope she changes her mind about not coming to an event tonight that we had planned to go to together.
I'll Eat Yourself February 8, 2013, 7:27 PM EST.
Aww……. MORAILSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Sorry, me and my pal Commander are Homestuck/Hetalia-geeking it out as of right now.) FRIENDSHIP IS BEAUTIFUL, AIN’T IT?!?! I’m sorry, that is just…. Awesomeness right there.
HOW DO YOU ALWAYS (almost always) GET FIRST POST?!?!?! YOU LIKE, PSYCHIC ON THE EXACT TIME FOR THE UPDATE OR SOMETHIN’?!?!?!
Kryph February 8, 2013, 8:06 PM EST.
@I’ll Eat Yourself: It might be best if your girlfriend doesn’t go out at all for the moment. Though you might think it will improve her mood, that is unlikely if she is feeling so upset that she doesn’t want to go any more. You should give her some time to recover.
Moogle February 8, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.
AAAGH, Tae why must you torture us so!? I don’t know why but i just feel like there’s so much more going on here and i want to know whats going on so baaaaad. Though i must say, Augustus looks pretty intense being all contemplative and broody >3o
Nautilus February 8, 2013, 9:25 PM EST.
@I’ll Eat Yourself
Glad to know I am not the only wanting to see Mike apologize!
I have been waiting for that last part(after the last and) since August 18th 2012!
@Everyone talking about “slip off” or “slipping” or etc.
Really People? Really?
I also feel oddly satisfied. And I feel unsatisfied.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 8, 2013, 9:34 PM EST.
@ everyone who so kindly responded to me.
Yes, it is good to have opposing as well as similar qualities in a relationship. I like to look at relationships as something of a jigsaw puzzle: one person is missing a few qualities they want in someone else and have a few qualities of their own that they can give to someone else who needs it. If they’re completely different then there’s just a bunch of open ends with no fitting ends, but if they’re completely the same then there’s no open ends for the fitting ends to connect with. Hope you all get the “cut of my jib”.
Essentially, my previous post on this particular subject is a cautionary word to those who might be fancying Augustus and Lucy getting together. Remember, Augustus is a dark, seclusive, and sarcastic person that has a better leash on his turbulent feelings than Lucy. And who is the apple of Augustus’ eye? Daisy, a ray of brilliant and exuberant sunshine. Completely opposite from each other.
As for any love relationship involving Lucy, well it’s complicated. True, Lucy might rebuff Paulo; I never said she was going to take Paulo, but he might be a better match for her than Mike or Augustus. Also, we’ll never know if Lucy will rebuff Paulo, unless he takes the initiative, because frankly the way Lucy has been panning out as a character so far, she sure as hell won’t. She wants love, but she wants someone to pick up the clues and the balls to ask her out; she’s too insecure to actually go out and say “I think I like you”, which has traditionally been a line for men. I’d like to see more girls say they like a guy, but facing reality, it is often-more than not-the other way around.
As for Lucy moving on with her life, this entire comic has been pretty much about Lucy being unable to move on with her life, because she can’t get some love from Mike and will not move on, because she is obsessed with getting love from Mike. She is stuck in a rut and it’s going to take a lot of thinking through for her to find the exit on her own. She needs help, but she is such a firebrand that she scares off everyone that might help her, if only she’d cool her heels a little bit.
Thanks again for the replies, I hope mine’s give you all something more to chew on.
Blank On Purpose February 8, 2013, 9:59 PM EST.
I just wanted to thank you this page. It’s very beautiful and so is Lucy.
With all this chaos, drama, and angst it’s nice to see something beautiful for a change. Thank you
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 8, 2013, 11:49 PM EST.
@ Blank On Purpose
Those missing jigsaw puzzle pieces are what most call Quarks in Personality. Oddly enough this usually attracts certain people to each other.
Ios.Saiken February 8, 2013, 11:59 PM EST.
Which is exactly what I was saying, if you can follow what I was saying.
You got the odd parts that draw you in or push you away and you got the similarities you find attractive or boring.
Originally, I said opposites or “Quarks” as you so colorfully put it attract more than similarities. Then there are those who say similarities attract more than “Quarks”.
If you put two and two together, it’s usually a combination of both. It would do well to keep in mind all things have at least two sides to them. It would also do well to keep personal ideologies and feelings outside of such consideration, or at least to a minimum to prevent bias.
I speak for cases in general, not particular ones. All in all, I’m glad you took the time to read my response, although your particular reply to the “chemistry” of love, which oddly enough is what other commentators mostly hit off for some reason on my previous post, makes me slightly curious about what significance it bears to the responders.
Blank On Purpose February 9, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.
Waaaah!!!!! Oh my god…. I really like this page so much >////<….
No matter what happened I will cherish this T////T….
Thank you Taeshi-san =w=
Yu February 9, 2013, 3:09 AM EST.
Guess a chapter about mostly Augustus is asking too much. Damn you Paulo
Knux-the-Killer February 9, 2013, 7:25 AM EST.
I really love bcb and never miss an update. I’ve been following this comic for an year now, ever since the “december” chapter. As much as I love the plot, I must admit that things are going really, really slow. Take this chapter, for example. Nothing happened. Paulo broke up with Jasmine, but that’s all. Something that could’ve happened in a few pages was dragged for a whole chapter. About Lucy… What about her? She is sad, we all thought she was going to jump but she didn’t and now she has this super secret thing with her family that we’ll probably take months to find about. Nothing trully happened to her, but she took up the biggest part of the chapter! I’m not saying that the comic is getting worse, i think it’ getting slower. It is perfectly possible to have a chapter which is dramatic and dinamic at the same time. Look at “december”, for example. Drama bomb and no useless dragging
Idastar February 9, 2013, 7:50 AM EST.
Damn, I’m jonesing for some Mike X Reality-Check.
And I never expected Augustus to care about anyone else (except his beloved DAISY UGUUU!!), his “OH WOE IS ME” attitude was gettin’ on my nerves.
100% fresh February 9, 2013, 10:30 AM EST.
Dear lord please dont let Augustus x Lucy be a thing. It would be a terrible thing.
For many reasons.
Anyway. Nice ending there. Looks like Lucy is pondering about her future. I also hqve the feeling that Augustus is only sticking around because he has nothing to do. Not that I dont think he doesnt care at all, though. He is the right person to slap some sense into Lucys head.
And Mike. Come on. Apologize already. You screwed up, man.
Waste of Time February 9, 2013, 11:21 AM EST.
Agustus X Lucy!
or…actually, I really like Paulo X Lucy….
Adriana February 9, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.
People got to realize; Mike was Lucy’s best friend. She wasn’t his; he says he’s only there to keep her stable. Friendship is a two-way road; Lucy didn’t pay the toll so Mike closed that road.
If anything, Lucy should be apologizing to Mike for being such a temperamental dependent bitch.
Gate February 9, 2013, 1:49 PM EST.
If he does apologize, that’s it. There won’t be no reconciled friendship there either way.
Gate February 9, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.
We see at the beginning of Volume 2, we see her completely change from this abusive bipolar bitch to a loving and kind girl. They had good memories together, Mike just didn’t share any with Sandy.
So you think what Mike did was justified?
-Third grade left her for a “better girl”
-Use her as a “rebound” for when Sandy returns
-Ignoring pretending she don’t exist
-Not ever on her birthday does he even act like she exists
-She thinks he hates her
-He tells her he hates her
-Tells her she has no friends and no one cares about her
Mike took a few punches and kicks? from a girl he liked as a friend?
What Lucy did was not justified that is true.
They should just both apologize to each other that simple.
Should he stop being friends with a girl because she loves him? And he is already dating someone?
I Think Paulo had it right Mike just wants some recognition for “taking care of ” Lucy.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 9, 2013, 2:45 PM EST.
Augustus is still a creeper.
Winters February 9, 2013, 2:54 PM EST.
Why does everyone end up likeing lucy?
Okay yeah shes the main character and that is kinda cool but why?
PK_Thicket February 9, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.
We spend WAY more time with Lucy than with Mike, so she’s a bit more sympathetic than him. I like Mike more than Lucy, but I have to admit that from Lucy’s point of view Mike looks like a jerk. It would be interesting to see things more rationally from Mike’s perspective, because at the moment his point of view seems completely unreasonable.
qwup February 9, 2013, 4:17 PM EST.
Yes she is the main character but, we see she is going through a hard time in her life. We as humans can sympathize with those are in pain or not doing so well. Some people have even experienced some of the things she is going through.
I personally Like her because she may be mean and abusive on the outside, but on the inside she is really sweet and loving and truly cares. I’ve always had a sweet spot for insecure and sweet.
If you haven’t read volume one that would explain why you may not understand.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 9, 2013, 4:42 PM EST.
For a sec I thought the whole comic was over . You almost made me cry! But then I saw the due date for the next page……
Mini Lucy February 9, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.
So…the snipers /won’t/ kill her three friends? /shot
Sorry. I had to. But holy snickerdoodles; this whole chapter was amazing! Lucy, baby, it’ll be okay. ;^;
JakeStartledTheWitch February 9, 2013, 7:08 PM EST.
That was strange…
EverSoSlightly February 9, 2013, 11:26 PM EST.
2 Minutes to MIIIIIIDNIGHT! THE HANd THAT THREATENS DOOOooom.
MetalHead February 10, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.
@PK_Thicket: Whether you like a character or not depends on many factors: How often you see them, how they act when you see them, how the general mood is when they are around, etc.
1)Mike was the nice guy in volume 1 and in volume 2 he has become more of a jerk.
2)Lucy was very violent to those around her in volume 1 and in volume 2 she seems like she is more of a danger to herself than anyone else.
3)Paulo was basically a womanizer in volume 1 and in volume 2 he has become more of a hopeless romantic… among some other words as well -_-.
4)Daisy was the smart girl that gets treated like a little sister in volume 1 and in volume 2 she has become more open… there was something else I was going to add but I think it would be better to leave it for another day.
5)David was a character that was used for comedic purposes in volume one and in volume 2 he is used as a random source for drama… just read Back and Forth if you don’t know what i’m trying to say .
I’m pretty sure it is something called character development if it is good enough you can care about any character or dislike them just as easily. I can easily relate to situations that each of the main cast have been through before so it is rather hard for me to dislike any of them. Example: Augustus appeared as a boy that was trying to win the heart of a girl with low self esteem(loved him for it), later on he was manipulating her to become something she is not(disliked him for that) and now Augustus is waiting patiently outside for Lucy to get her thoughts together. He is not trying to take advantage of her, setting up a trap, trying to be her next boyfriend, or just being a jerk in general. Instead he just spent the first day of the year watching out for Lucy, that’s a nice way to make a good impression. “Actions speak louder than words” this statement seems true… even if words can be incredibly painful as well .
@EverSoSlightly: “You might know everything i’m going to do but that’s not going to help you because I know everything you’re going to do. Strange isn’t it?” -Sonic. You can probably guess the movie this line is from.
supertails19 February 10, 2013, 2:38 AM EST.
@kitty: This Bittersweet Candy Bowl updates 3 times a week, not just twice… you might want to go back and check to see if you missed an update. From the About section: “When is the comic updated? At EST every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. (Sometimes we’re a few hours late, but we never miss a day!)” You still have to wait for each of the updates but at least you won’t miss any now .
@DeathofInk and @Furball: the fact that both of you forgot Lucy was still on the roof top makes me wonder what else you 2 forgot about -_-. I recommend reading from the beginning of the chapter(just to refresh your memory okay ).
@melancholia: What do you think of Lucy being sent away to live with her father or at least spend some quality father-daughter time with him?
@Blue: At least you understand that making great art takes time. I am glad that Taeshi has taken time out of her schedule to make a beautiful well done comic. I kind of wish everyone else could be as grateful but I accept that everyone is entitled to their own opinions… I still like reading the comments of the few that are grateful though .
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I actually imagined it more as Mike being too tired and battered to run away(for many possible reasons), being cornered by a very upset Lucy, and instead of getting a beating(that he was expecting) Mike gets a hug and an apology for past events.
It’s a weird situation that my mind seems to think is possible even though it doesn’t completely make sense to me o_o. Also, I started reading your fan-fic and I made it to chapter 3 so far and it is interesting to see your viewpoints on the characters so far .
@Gate and TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone:
“When you think about it the reason Mike and Lucy fell apart was miscommunication. If Mike and Lucy were more open to each other in the past we would not have had all this fascinating drama. Oh yeah and Sandy would have been alone , Paulo would still be with Jasmine, Daisy could move on and give Abbey the affection he deserves, Tess would go on to college after finally throwing a drama free party, David would get his Flower Girl, Sue and Amaya would still hang out with McCain, Jessica and Rachel would become successful businesswomen, Yashy and Blur will finally get along and most importantly Chirpy gets to see her mommy(Lucy) happy again . Maybe Augustus could somehow be introduced to Sandy that way both of them could have somebody they could hold. All of this seemed possible to me before I read Chapter 45 Intervention . I was still oblivious to how much Mike actually disliked her until he started acting like it.”
Just a basic summary of what I can tell from the situation. You want to blame somebody then go ahead, be angry at one character when both of them played their part. If you read BCB again you will realize that a bunch of the wacky situations they were in could have been avoided if they were more open with each other and if they had proper communication instead of constantly having fights. It is true for a lot of relationships even friendships as well.
Lucy thought Mike would always be around and took too long to tell him how she felt. Mike got sick of being with somebody that couldn’t even admit to herself how she felt. Mike saw no future with Lucy and he chose Sandy, somebody he can have a happy future with. Do I see it happening? No, it is just too good to be true and Mike is probably not going to get his fairy tale ending(especially if Sandy’s mom has anything to say about it ).
You can both argue about who was wrong and who was right like so many others did back in the comment section in Chapter 68 December. I’m just going to sit back, enjoy this wonderful comic, and let the author that created this interesting story to decide what happens next .
supertails19 February 10, 2013, 2:48 AM EST.
I am always happy to see your comments and your insight
Glad to hear you started reading my Fanfic, I hope you enjoy it
You can look forward to chapter 9 on Tuesday.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 10, 2013, 3:14 AM EST.
holy crap how much work do u spend on ure comments??? anyways i agree fully and completly with you
the_dead_man February 10, 2013, 3:49 AM EST.
@supertails19 Humm… your ideas always make the gears in my brain go spinning like crazy, though if that happens it wouldn’t be a storm for anybody but poor Paulo. I believe he would chase her to the ends of the earth if that did happen. I’m sure everybody in the cast would feel a bit is missing from their lives. Maybe everybody will get a level of a reality check much of the fans are calling for. (I personally enjoy the status quo, but thats just me) … I’d hope Sam would come along too, or at least be around for a chapter or so, I always liked him.
Or maybe it’ll turn into a spin-off series where Lucy has to adjust to her father’s way of life, and he has to adjust to her’s and that mutually drives both of them nuts, like a white cop/black cop comedy.
Chris Tucker is playing Lucy, and Jackie Chan is her dad.
melancholia February 10, 2013, 9:37 AM EST.
I never said he didn’t play a part. I’m just saying that I would be ****** that a girl who has been abusive to me from the 1st to 10th grade actually thinks that I would think about reciprocate her feelings and then wants to still be friends even though I was never treated as a friend in the first place. And it’s worst because Sandy isn’t here to help him stand and when he tries to stand by himself, he comes off as a big jerk.
I feel that if they asked why he didn’t like her waaaaaaay earlier in the comment, there would be less people standing by Lucy and their sides would be equal.
Of course, I can’t tell them to make up and forget all of this drama because Sue put them in a position that has them face-to-face.
P.S. They only think Mike is a jerk because they think he likes Lucy and maybe Sue is trying to get Mike to see that. But Mike is loyal to his first love. Prepping for Drama Theatre.
Gate February 10, 2013, 10:32 AM EST.
Ya know, Paulo swore we wpuld have sex with any bitch he found. Then he called mike a bitch multiple times.
EverSoSlightly February 10, 2013, 10:42 AM EST.
Well…. Think about the situation. The truth, similar to beauty, is in the eye of the person beholding it. If I honestly believe that you are my best friend, then everything that goes against that, to me, is a lie. And plus, if you show no offense to anything I’m doing, I’m going to think it’s okay. Think about it. She had no friends until Mike, being too boyish for the girls and too girly for the guys. She didn’t know how to treat people who are friends. I’ve been there, believe me. But she does want to change, it seems, from the INDIRECT APOLOGY she gave to Sally. I should think that maybe they’ll have a friendship-like relationship again one day. But you can’t completely blame Lucy. Mike never divulged his opinion, and no one taught her how to be a good friend.
Kryph February 10, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
The good thing is she is kind of starting to learn, If you look at “December” they are playing video games together, drinking sprite, and having fun! Instead of yelling of punching or calling names. I think Lucy has made some progress… I just wish Mike could see the effort she is putting in. “Paulo you Manwhore!” She didn’t punch Paulo (which should would have had full rights to), she just expressed in ‘words’.
Actually Sandy basically told him to stop being Lucy’s friend. But when Mike only feeds her the bad about Lucy, what are you going think about her?
Who is ‘They’ the cast of BCB or us the readers? The cast doesn’t actually hate him. And if your talking about us the readers. I agree Sue throw gas on the fire, with her dumb play. But I ‘think’ Mike is a jerk because he ****en is one! Lucy is putting in a good effort to change for him! And he just acts like a jerkass in return.
Lucy is much stronger than I thought, jokes aside I thought she would be dead now. Maybe she is taking Augustus’ advice and just ‘hiding’ and from a distance just watching Mike actually live his life without her. Or maybe knowing that fact he will happier with her got is what keeps her going? Either way, I am impressed by how strong she really is and I hope Mike is grateful she is shutting everyone out of her life for him.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 10, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.
Mike is still being a jerk to her in spite of her efforts partly because he himself doesn’t see the suffering and the good she tries to do as much as we the readers do.
Rereading the strip, I noticed that the **** really started when the group pretty much forced them to make up when neither of them even had time to deal with the confession/rejection on their own. Had the group not interfered, they may still have had a friendly relationship. The fact that Mike was being treated as the bad guy in the situation didn’t help either. They kept pushing and pushing ‘til the pretty much ruined Mike and Lucy’s friendship. Mike doesn’t wanna see her the same way someone doesn’t wanna see their annoying ex. Lucy is figuring out where to go from here.
Though I will say that if Mike still reacts harshly to Lucy and she ISN’T the one who instigates or invites this reaction next time they see each other, all support and sympathy I have for him will be gone.
Dee February 10, 2013, 2:25 PM EST.
That all makes sense. The group might have figured it out later on, but Lucy was hurt that it took a lot of courage to confess to Mike and he basically acts like her feels towards him meant nothing. She never told him early about her feeling because she was scared he would reject her(in volume one he rejects every girl who asks him out).
Maybe Mike is jealous of how Lucy gets all the attention once the secret out. He does seem like an attention *****. We see in “Left Behind” Lucy isn’t a big fan of attention. Look at him “Starting Over” when he is followed by his ‘fan girls’ he is happy as can be.
Its kind of funny that Mike is jealous of all these things Lucy’s getting when I bet she would trade it all just to be Mike’s friend again.
Though Mike was pushed to pursue Lucy by his friends, I don’t think that justifies being a jerk to Lucy, we see in “Return” Lucy has come to face with the facts that Mike’s heart belongs to Sandy and that she never really should a chance. I just wish Mike would at least see Lucy isn’t trying to be his girl friend and steal him away from Sandy, that she just wants to still be his friend.
Another thought, maybe Mike sees Lucy as a temptation. That would explain him avoiding her and trying to get him to leave her alone. BUT he said he didn’t love her anymore… Perhaps this thought is just dust in the wind.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 10, 2013, 3:30 PM EST.
Kryph February 10, 2013, 4:57 PM EST.
I see Paulo<>Jazz, Mikec3-Paulo with Lucy austpicing.
EverSoSlightly February 10, 2013, 5:17 PM EST.
Could ya type that out in words? And fellow Homestucker?
Kryph February 10, 2013, 7:20 PM EST.
I just noticed Augustus is wearing his cape. I missed that old thing!
Jupi February 10, 2013, 8:13 PM EST.
Sure. Paulo and Jazz as morails, Paulo Mike with Lucy as their auatipiece, and morailship with Augustus and Lucy.
EverSoSlightly February 10, 2013, 9:20 PM EST.
Lucy is such a pretty cat.
For real though, I hope the new year treats her well.
I_Love_Lucy February 10, 2013, 9:32 PM EST.
morail? you mean moral? auatipiece? I don’t mean to be rude but can you speak english?
About time you showed up! I missed you
1st statement: Thank you captain obvious, we all know she is pretty and beautiful, she needs to hear it
2nd Statement: I hope so too.
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 10, 2013, 9:58 PM EST.
I can speak it perfectly fine, morail is something from a webcomic.
EverSoSlightly February 10, 2013, 10:17 PM EST.
Lucy… Please don’t jump.
Mike February 10, 2013, 10:35 PM EST.
EverSoSlightly February 10, 2013, 10:38 PM EST.
@the_dead_man: I spend enough time on my comments to hopefully make people think they are worth reading. The first one is clearly just 10 minutes and the other can be from half an hour to… let’s just say more than an hour and leave it at that .
@melancholia: That is pretty much the point of me posting long comments, to get others to see the comic in a different way and hopefully more in depth. I might be wrong about this but i’m pretty sure insightful comments are supposed to make the readers give more thought to certain situations. If a reader is confused about a certain page then an insightful comment should be able to help. They have helped me in the past and I felt like offering some help to others… besides i’m trying to become more open and commenting like this is actually helping me speak out more so that’s a bonus .
I wouldn’t be surprised if Paulo went to get his learner’s permit just so he could drive hundreds of miles just to see Lucy again . I think everybody will get that reality check when they see how Mike and Lucy react to each other during the play. Ironically, Sue created the play to put Mike and Lucy closer together and end all the drama… well it might create more drama than she thought . If we are going to have a BCB/Rush Hour parody then we need to have David and Paulo involved and maybe have Abbey as Jackie’s evil brother .
@Gate: I feel that if Mike and Lucy admitted how they felt about each other before Acapulco(or maybe before Mike got beat up for “cheating” and asked Sandy if she thought of him as a boyfriend) then they would not have been in this situation in the first place and we as readers would not have to choose sides.
@I_Love_Lucy: I hope this new year at least treats her better than the last one did.
supertails19 February 11, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.
Morail- A friend to be depended on severely; from Homestuck
Thanks. I feel dumb for not seeing it earlier.
Kryph February 11, 2013, 7:41 PM EST.
Its fine! Believe its confusing with these ships
EverSoSlightly February 11, 2013, 10:11 PM EST.
Oh my gods you’re right, guys! They are like Moirail (or Morail, I always write Moirail sorry)
Gasz February 12, 2013, 3:04 AM EST.
@supertails19 eek, late comment! But yes, I see what you mean. I haven’t been commenting on these. I only started reading the comic in January, and spent ost of the time catching up, and havent read through many comments until I actually got 100% caught up.
But I do quite enjoying your comments, as a budding writer by hobby. it gives me lots of food for thought, and I can throw together random, silly, or serious scenerios.
Onto the actual comic about cats. I think Paulo would do something more desperate than that. I mean, never stop a man in love. he will conquer heaven and earth to be with his amour. I have te feling a would hitch rides on busses, bike, and probably beg Sam to drive him.
…Now ship PauloxSam
melancholia February 12, 2013, 11:11 AM EST.
I know it shall never be so… but my heart yearns for Auggy an Lucy to hit it off…
Kuroii February 18, 2013, 9:28 PM EST.
Totally called this back when they first showed her as being on the roof.
GracefulSerenity February 20, 2013, 5:19 PM EST.
OH MY GOSH- EVERY. FLIPPING. WEEKDAY. WHAT THE HACK?!?!? 2014 my FOOT!
Idiotic Technology May 3, 2013, 12:50 PM EST.
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