74. Curtain Call, page posted 3/8/13

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Curtain Call — Page 12
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Comment ID #240443

fish

Nikita March 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #240444

… How can I edit Comrade’s comment if I’m @ Nikita? Something just ****ed up here… What’s going on?
Either way, today, Comrade will be talking like a real person with no references to any World War.
All abnormalities aside, you can tell that Paulo and Lucy didn’t do anything, or Paulo wouldn’t look like that. In fact, if Paulo did do something with Lucy, he’d be walking out looking like he does in the last panel. All of that aside though, this is going to be an awkward conversation. Ques will almost certainly be missed and Sue’s going to kill everyone in a bath of vengeful fury. Either that or Lucy’s going to come out and stop them in time to get on the stage. And the play will be beautiful and leave everyone feeling awkward.f

Comrade March 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

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Busted, that’s right Paulo hide your shame. Well, this must be shocking for Mike having to see a sweat covered Paulo leaving Lucy’s dressing room. Wonder what is going through his confused mind now? I’m pretty sure what Mike thinks happened is not what actually happened. That’s right Paulo run for your life.

supertails19 March 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #240446

Ohohoho Paulo!

Lol at his expression in panel 5 XD

Teanna Wolf March 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #240447

hnnnnnggh

SaBasse March 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #240448

LMFAO

Lolly March 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #240449

Wtfffff?

Vizzums March 8, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #240450

oh no looks like some shenanigans are goin down!!

Hygiei March 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #240451

Lol, Paulo

Anonymous March 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #240452

What happened inside!!? XD

Nocturne March 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #240453

That face….the face of being raped? Dear god what did you two do in there? Or what did Lucy do to him? XD

Blaze33405 March 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #240454

I hope Mike doesn’t ask “what were you doing there” :unsure: (also, smooth one Paulo, but you’re probably going to expect a sea of drama soon)

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy March 8, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #240455

YES GOD YES Its happening~~~~~~~ :D

also 13th aint bad :3

Stridon95 March 8, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #240456

Sweaty Paulo is sweaty

poopie123 March 8, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #240457

Hahaha. Not as dramatic (at least on this page) of what could have been. That expression is priceless, was Lucy too much to handle, or is he now just absolutely traumatized?
Ahhhh, at least its less of a cliffhanger. Didn’t need another weekend of suspense, I’m supposed to be relaxing!
<3

Fenfir March 8, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #240458

At least it’s not OVERLY obvious that they were probably making out xD Run paulo RUN!

Mayamayagirl March 8, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #240459

The look on Mike’s face in panel 4. It’s like Paulo just walked out of a freaking plague ward without washing his hands.

Richthofen March 8, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #240460

Maaan I wanted to see

Ket March 8, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #240461

:unsure: Paulo?!
8-) Hey!

How lovely. What a nice recovery, Paulo. Here’s your golden star sticker.

Secret March 8, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #240462

I am thrilled. Does Paulo look like he had a good time? I am a little confused.
Also: Mike, stop that look of horror. *sigh* Uh, unless he doesn’t know that Paulo and Jasmine broke up… Then it would be a lot of awkward to handle!
This chapter will surely be one of my favourites!

Strawberryblossom March 8, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #240463

I see what you did there Paulo :O I hope this doesn’t lead to another Angry Mike stage or another Mike vs Lucy round :unsure: I love the way Paulo is all rushed and sweaty (?) at first, then turns around and it’s like ‘Sup Pansy 8-)’ By the way Mike was holding the doorknob, it seems like he was going to ask Lucy if she’s ready? Or just wondering what’s up to her after these last weeks? Mike, prepare yourself to see Yandere Lucy!

KarmaKitty March 8, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #240464

By the look on Paulo’s face on Panel 4 esp, they did not make out. I have a feeling Lucy cried on his face. Or yelled at him spitting! I think he hurt Lucy’s feelings and feels bad.

@He made out with Lucy people
Why would he rush out if he made out and would he be smiling when he left?

I think Lucy rough him up with her fists maybe her feet to and he barely escaped Lucy’s wraith.

Anyway who Cya Monday for the end of this cliffhanger.. Damn it Taeshi you are going to give me a damn heart attack the drama hits.

I think Monday will be the long awaited Mike and Lucy interaction we have been begging Taeshi for since August 18th 2012!

Oh and Mike brace yourself.
Lucy: I SAID LEAVE ME ALONE! …Mike?
Of course with tears in her eyes and she breaks down! Yay depression! :/

OH please Mike see the damage you have done, see the damage you have done, see the damage you have done! Don’t see this is Lucy is a rebounding *****, but see this as a sign of desperation from Lucy.

@Lumi
*claps hands* You sir are a wiseman. or woman.

@Cyph
So I am not alone?

@supertails19
I don’t know why but your comment makes me think Mike is going to kick Paulo’s *** for “hurting” or “taking advantage” of Lucy. I really don’t know why!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 8, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #240465

What the hell happened in there?

Oh boy, here it comes: Mike’s unbridled jealousy and anger over any romantic activity Lucy commences with, even though he claims to want her out of his life and doesn’t care. Apparently Lucy is supposed to be a sweet, innocent little virgin forever alone while Mike gets to have a happy ending with his girlfriend. That kid has possessive problems and is a hypocrite to the tenth degree.

Lumi March 8, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #240466

pffftt >:3

Sanchan March 8, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

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Let’s appreciate Paulo’s abilities to go from completely desheveled to master suave in just moments. You go, Paulo. Looks like we’re gonna have to wait till Monday for any confrontation, darn you, Taeshi! I was excited to see some good old fashioned Mike and Lucy drama. Oh well, at least we’ll have something to look forward to on Monday. Cute page, I love the facial expressions. :love:

honeybee March 8, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

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bah I feel cheated!!!!! still this is somewhat hilarious. Paulo looks so haunted I wonder why.

Cyph March 8, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

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Mike’s face…I shall treasure it forever and lock it in my brain. Its the look of “OHMYGOSHWHATDIDYOUDOYOULOOKLIKEYOUKILLEDSOMEBODYO HJEEZWHATDIDYOUDOWHATDIDYOUDO?!?!?!”

Secret March 8, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

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—5’th Panel—
Paulo’s Brain: Quick, dude, come up with something!
Paulo: I know! We can’t let him know what happened!

This is what I saw on that face.

Lo March 8, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

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@ Taeshi and/or @ Suitcase
What on earth happened with the comments? Why was I Comrade for a brief period of time?
@ Hiiiiii!!!
Paulo’s face is a box?

Nikita March 8, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #240473

well this is awkward

Bleh March 8, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #240474

Paulo’s face looks drenched in water or something, like Lucy splashed him in the face with it.

BetaMonkey March 8, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #240475

I was drinking a glass of coke… And I read this page… And I spewed coke out my nose laughing.

It burns.

Tom-the-Foxey March 8, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

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@Tom-the-Foxey
That gives me an idea maybe Lucy was drinking water heard Paulo confess spat out the water then told him to get is his *** out!
@Potatopeeler
You new to BCB?

****EN 10minte TIMER!

Also why do I think Lucy is going to tell Mike she is sorry for keeping him?
Oh also CALLED IT HE WAS REFERRING TO Lucy! *fist pump*

@supertails19
Oh yeah I remember that XD
I am glad to know I am not the only one hoping for Mike kicking Paulo’s *** and save the day :)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 8, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #240477

Now mike will totally think this is a rebound :/

Midstrike March 8, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #240478

Sweaty and disheveled hair and fur? Paulo, you womanizer, you.

Potatopeeler March 8, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

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Totally acting normal ;)

shaaa March 8, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

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@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Probably because of the “That’s right Paulo run for your life.” from my earlier comment. It means if Paulo doesn’t run away, then he is going to get owned XD. I was actually talking about Lucy, because she didn’t like the fact he tried to kiss her. In other words the “let’s make out” was all in Paulo’s head and Lucy is mad now. Your idea is nice as well.

@KarmaKitty: Mike was just going to ask Lucy for some help with his lines. Mike is going to have to talk to her in front of everybody eventually. Might as well see her now so he could be speechless off stage.

supertails19 March 8, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #240481

Did Paulo imagin the ” lets make out” thing!?!?

If so, GOD DAMNIT

Secret March 8, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #240482

Mike uses Awkward
it fails :unsure:

CoolBad March 8, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #240483

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE THAT!!!!!!!

Gea March 8, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #240484

Okay peeps, here’s my theory on what happened:

Lucy asked Paulo to make out. Paulo, thinking he could possibly bluff his way through, tries to make a move. Lucy acts on bluff, freaks Paulo out, and he rushes out in a frantic flurry.

Cue Mike.

From here on here’s what I think is going to happen:

Mike questions Paulo. Mike looks in, seeing Lucy, and points fingers, calling her a tramp. LucyxMike raging ensues, in front of Paulo. Paulo intervenes, Mike rages at Paulo, calling him a *****.

Play = drama outlet! :D

Purple Haze March 8, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #240485

That’s the look of someone who’s situation just got too hot for him, just saying.

Also @supertails19,
Regarding your LoZ theory (I’ve just started playing the games) what does that make the Maku tree in ages?

strider March 8, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

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Jesus Paulo, did teeth start growing out of her eyeballs or something? She didn’t try and rape you, did she? Christ. That cat’s terrified.

Macca March 8, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #240487

Huh, so the question is did Paulo make out with Lucy or did he run out the door the moment she said that? With Paulo’s past of being a “player” and his current bashful behavior towards all subjects love, it’s hard to tell. If I had to lean, I’d say Paulo bailed. He bailed on Lucy before, so it’s not too far to say he might’ve bailed again.
I also love how Paulo quickly put behind his embarrassment and faced his usual jerk-self, for a lack of a better word. That face is classic Paulo; it just screams “Paulo!”
I also like how Mike is still in derp-derp land. “Where is everyone?” “Why isn’t anyone rehearsing with me?” “Why is Paulo here?” “Why haven’t I made out with Sandy yet?”
Now the only question is, what is Lucy doing? Is she still being stone-cold or did she get “warmed up”, heh heh heh *evil laughter*.

Blank On Purpose March 8, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #240488

Okay, that was hilarious.

Laufente March 8, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #240489

Paulo you are way too scared.

Now show us on the doll where she touched you.

Titanium Dragon March 8, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #240490

Mike probably thinking, what the hell happen in there, and we all know what happend in there or do we? More reason to come back Monday ;-)

lov/hate/hurt March 8, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #240491

@strider: The Maku tree was erased when Veran traveled through time. For the sake of your question I would say Lily. Mostly because Lily is wise and that flower reminds me of this page: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c35.1/p2.html note the flower that Lily is wearing. Also I don’t really know much about either’s past. Sorry it took so long. I had to double check.

@Purple Haze: That’s why the drama club is in charge of the play :/ :smirk: (no emote for the male drama club member, sorry).

supertails19 March 8, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #240493

Just thought about it and if Paulo is willing to put up with a girl vomiting and peeing on him and still decide he loves her after the fact… that is true love and there is no better definition :-*

Ket March 8, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #240494

I really want to know what’s going on in Lucy’s head and soon… I feel like I have been waiting for months!!!!! D:

@Ket Hey you are soooo right! He most REALLY love Lucy… I feel bad for him. :(

Vainilla March 8, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #240495

so, uhhh… did they make out???

Yxela007 March 8, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #240496

And you wont show us what happened in that room? For fukin christ sake, what did i read this chapter for?

Yan March 8, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #240497

Sup bro? :D

zack March 8, 2013, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #240498

Awww D: Did Paulo wuss out?

ultimateZ March 8, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

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My thoughts exactly, Yan. :P There are 24 more pages, though. We’ll probably have to wade through all of them before we find out what happened in there.

Neveko March 8, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #240500

I’m going to assume nothing happened between Lucy and Paulo, and he’s probably feeling a bit conflicted; there’s the reaction he was expecting from the usual Lucy, and the reaction that he would WANT from Lucy. I’m pretty sure that this confirms, to Paulo (100%) that Lucy won’t be okay for a while, since she would never suggest kissing Paulo with such an apathetic expression (something he knows she would never do in her right mind).

The only important thing here is what Paulo will do about this; Paulo has been pretty observant when it comes to Lucy, and has offered some good advice/outside perspective to her (well, 1 strip comes to mind, anyways), but will that help Lucy in the way she needs it?

Also, Mike; is this his way of trying to carry on with Lucy as if nothing happened, or is this part of his elaborate plan to apologize, because Sandy told him to? Hmmmm……. :/ …. and look, he’s spotted Paulo, coming out of Lucy’s room, nervous and blushing…… if Mike’s facial expression is any indication, then this can’t end well D:

Subaru March 8, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.

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That is the face of a person that has just consumed a roll of bread.

Shiloh March 8, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #240503

Ummmmm how long were they making out?? XD

Sammy March 8, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.

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@supertails19: Yeah, you’re right, we all know Mike can’t act for a living xD I even think that he would do it in ‘his serious tone’, like when he wanted to talk to her at the end of ‘Just Beautiful’ But after this we can either expect a fight or Paulo laughing at Mike’s costume

KarmaKitty March 8, 2013, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #240505

@Supertails19,
Ahhh, I see, I didn’t think of lily being a possibility. I was just wondering considering the whole young Maku tree saying she’ll be his bride some day (at least I think the one in ages is supposed to be a girl, if not, wow Capcom. Also …. How many friggin’ times is link gonna get proposed to). Also, I guess I should’ve asked that if you replied to avoid spoilers, i’m still pretty early in the game.

@Yan,
Chill bro. We’ll find out soon enough and Taeshi wouldn’t resist a drama rich bomb like that.

strider March 8, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #240506

@Taeshi: What is going on here? Why is Nikita editing my comment? My beautiful, beautiful comment… Torn to shreds by that madman!

@Nikita: The battle of Jutland was not only the largest naval battle of World War I, but the largest in history up to that time. Leyte Gulf 28 years later was larger, but Jutland was the last major naval battle fought with only surface ships. Germany lost less ships than Britain at he battle, but it was a Pyrrhic victory, as Germany proportionally lost more ships.
SO. THERE.

Comrade March 8, 2013, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #240507

But … we didn’t actually see if they made out ….
Posted image

Zero March 8, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #240508

Ok, now my curiosity is piqued. From three points Taeshi has started various encounters and conversations that include Lucy and some other parties, but has opted not to show us how those conversations and events go.

There’s something going on. Something with Lucy. But we can’t figure it out because the places where the best clues are have not been shown on-screen.

I’m waiting for whatever climax or conclusion we’re building up to here to arrive already so we can get the appropriate flashbacks and fill in the gaps. :/

For me, the Drama releases the tension of “What will happen?” by having things actually happen . We’re skipping the Drama scenes, so we’re building lots and lots of tension, without finding out what happens. As for predicting what eventually happens, we know very little.

Take Paulo’s actions and expressions here. They could mean anything. He could have chickened out and fled, gone through with it, realized something was wrong, and then a myriad of possible paths from that point could drive him from the room like that. There is still the possibility that he misheard her, and this is him being embarassed and fleeing at that revelation.

One thing I sincerely doubt is that they had some kind of heart-to-heart where she told him about the thing with Mike, because that last pannel screams “Paulo still doesn’t know!!”

So we’re left with this, the conversation between Lucy and her family, the conversation that may or may not have happened with Lucy and Agustus, and I suppose, also the fact that since Sue knew enough to let Paulo through, Lucy and Sue might have had some kind of talk. Though I doubt it was very extensive given that Mike is still alive.

All of this will likely conclude to some big reveal, but I’ll never see it coming. Without these missing parts, I can draw no conclusions.

RandomPhrases March 8, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #240509

So you did omit it. I have lost all faith in you, Taeshi. I would normally now say good day, but since I do not want to wish you a good day, I will simply say, Goodbye. Mad Lucy

paulosawesome March 8, 2013, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #240510

I love it when facial expressions make me laugh. And Taeshi makes the best. XD

KG March 8, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

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Maybe wishful thinking, but how I like to see it Lucy totally jumped on him and made out. See how his fur is ruffled up before he fixes up his usual posture. Her suddenly “passionate” advances made Paulo do the classic Pepe Le Pew when the roles were switched and couldn’t handle it.

Or maybe he just pussied out like a little bitch before anything happened.

Hicks March 8, 2013, 2:07 AM EST.

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paulosawesome March 8, 2013, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #240513

Why is there still another person named “Secret?” Somebody stole meh name!

Secret(Original) March 8, 2013, 2:15 AM EST.

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Oh. Wow. That was… Something. Not sure what. But it was something. Huh. Guess we’ll have to wait for the next page before I can tell what Mike’s thinking.

@KarmaKitty The series of thoughts going through his head would’ve been amazing to see, depending on what actually happened. Either…

“Holycrapdidthatjusthappen?! Sheesh that was… OHGODMIKEWHAT Think man think! We have to blow this off… USE THE COOL FACE USE THE COOL FACE!!!”

Or

“Ohgodshe’sgonnakillmecan’tbelieveIchangedmymind… Mike? Shitshitshitshitshit… USETHECOOLFACE!”

Either way, he ends with the same thing. I can see the second one happening, too. Paulo realized that he would be taking advantage of her, and decided it’d be better to just get out. But the first still seems likely, just considering the flush. Ah, well, we shall see.

@RandomPhrases I had to reread your comment before I realized you’d said everything I was meaning to say. Another name I plan on watching ;) 8-)

Lost_Cookie March 8, 2013, 2:16 AM EST.

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My main question is why is the first comment a single four-letter word?
But, pertaining to the comic, Paulo really wouldn’t have run out of the room if he had made out with Lucy. And even if he did run out, it would be with a huge dumb *** grin on his face.

Hinochi March 8, 2013, 2:17 AM EST.

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Why do I have a feeling that Paulo chickened out?

xD

Morning Glory March 8, 2013, 2:17 AM EST.

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@Lost_Cookie this is what Mike is thinking: “crap, dude. What did you do.”

Secret(Original) March 8, 2013, 2:19 AM EST.

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@MorningGlory most likely, Paulo DID chicken out xD and he says Mike is a pansy…

Secret(Original) March 8, 2013, 2:20 AM EST.

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Snap. Snap snap snap.

Knuc March 8, 2013, 2:20 AM EST.

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Heh heh. Paulo’s like: oh wait a minute, just let me adjust my face a bit… 8-) aww yeah

Sabbath March 8, 2013, 2:43 AM EST.

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Oh no Paulo, you want to make out with him too??? XD

Cavara March 8, 2013, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #240522

Oh snap.

Kuro March 8, 2013, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #240523

So many @ signs…
And taeshi is the queen of leaving us hanging

Zany March 8, 2013, 3:13 AM EST.

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Very much doubt wether this will change Mike’s opinion of lucy
http://askbcb.tumblr.com/post/34898907698

Thisguy March 8, 2013, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #240525

Wait, what? Did Paulo hear Mike talking to himself while walking to the dressing room? Hmmm….

If they WERE making out, all that should be heard would be kissing noises, so maybe that’s possible… Or Paulo is incredibly clairvoyant

Either way we missed out on some PauloxLucy smooching! I cry foul! :P

Oreo Clarity March 8, 2013, 4:03 AM EST.

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Everyone should be familiar with Paulo’s smile (, except the new readers) . He often wears this kind of smile when he is nervous or embarrassed.

8-)

Henry Wang March 8, 2013, 4:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #240527

WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED IN THERE?!!

Solly March 8, 2013, 4:13 AM EST.

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I’m sure Paulo can confuse Mike a lot. Like what he did just now.

Henry Wang March 8, 2013, 4:15 AM EST.

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Did Paulo run from Lucy? OMG, HE RAN FROM LUCY! What a fruitcake!!! [/irony]

Rusco Istar March 8, 2013, 4:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #240530

….Awkward

DeathofInk March 8, 2013, 4:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #240531

I saw what you did there :-*

sunny-lucy March 8, 2013, 4:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #240532

Oh, God, Lucy, what did you do? XD The poor boy looks flustered beyond belief!

That’s it, Paulo. Keep your cool. Can’t be looking like a pansy in front of the pansy.

ravengal March 8, 2013, 5:10 AM EST.

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Just realized that Mike is wearing Link’s clothes.

Mr_End March 8, 2013, 5:22 AM EST.

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Lucy probably tried to get laid again and Paulo panicked. Or Paulo actually did tap that.

Anon-Anon March 8, 2013, 5:46 AM EST.

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Aaaaaaand now we have to wait until Monday to find out what the hell happened

Mightyena March 8, 2013, 6:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #240537

Taeshi the troll strikes once again!

Whimsicott March 8, 2013, 7:20 AM EST.

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Paulo’s got dem skillz for acting under pressure, eh?

Lyucs March 8, 2013, 7:42 AM EST.

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Paulo denied Lucy again because he wants her to love him for himself not as a rebound and Paulo knows Lucy, theory, might still like Mike.

Devin March 8, 2013, 7:47 AM EST.

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New twist! That’s not Paulo! That’s the Dopple-ganger! See he had to fix his face!

Bleu March 8, 2013, 7:50 AM EST.

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Twobux, Sue walked in on those two, and shes in the dressing room. :/

melancholia March 8, 2013, 9:13 AM EST.

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RAPE RAPE RAPE paulo needs a adult!!!

Blue fox March 8, 2013, 9:20 AM EST.

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-but for some reason, there won’t be a panel showing that~

Huh? March 8, 2013, 9:37 AM EST.

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Mike looks down, mike :umm Paulo, Paulo: a crap.

Stephano March 8, 2013, 9:53 AM EST.

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Paulo’s face in panel 5 made me drop my ipod.
Freakin hilarious

Pyre_of_Onyx March 8, 2013, 9:56 AM EST.

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I’m pretty sure they didn’t make out. :x
Paulo could be called many things man-***** and stuff, but he is still a pretty cool guy, he knew something was going on with Lucy, maybe he just wussied out, maybe he decided to stop lucy, maybe …. who knows.

Also, yeah, as expected, even if they did make out, Taeshi was going to decide to be mean and not draw that part. :/

Red_Fezz March 8, 2013, 10:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #240547

Maybe Lucy’s being sent to a nunnery, and Paulo’s her last chance at getting laid for the rest of her life.

StushiJaguar March 8, 2013, 10:49 AM EST.

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Piece of trash is what you are, Paulo. If you loved her, why’d you **** a blue million other people.

Rylan March 8, 2013, 11:16 AM EST.

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Lucy obv played Paulo since she noticed him having a crush on her(or from her point of view that he wants a piece of her like “all the other girls”) after the “lets make out” comment and when they got close she prolly laughed and made fun of Paulo thus making him run out, Mike will walk/ look in to the room seing a Lucy barely being able to keep her breath from laughter, ask whats going on and she will explain the situation to Mike even tho they barely talk, they will both be laughing and be on good terms with eachother again afterwards. they perform the play and the rest of the chapter will probably be about Mike and Lucy getting back to being friends.

I am HIM! March 8, 2013, 11:40 AM EST.

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wow how long was that kiss and man is paulo red XD. so what did mike miss?

mikedawn March 8, 2013, 12:13 PM EST.

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sweat, or was paulo doused in water? hmm… :p

mint March 8, 2013, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #240553

@I am HIM!

That… Is an interesting proposal…

Ditto March 8, 2013, 12:39 PM EST.

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I have to admit, paulo is pretty good at changing his expressions.

Otter guy March 8, 2013, 12:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #240555

@I am HIM!
There are some minor changes I would like to see to your idea, but in the long run I love it!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 8, 2013, 12:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #240556

:unsure: paulo!!!
8-)
heeeeey, wazzup bro

jajajaa what a good page

Knight-A March 8, 2013, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #240558

@I am HIM!: Haha, that would be extremely cruel to Paulo… I approve d(^_^). That’s what Paulo gets for forgetting his line(four words) : “I love you, Lucy.” Your scenario is nicer than the one i’m thinking about >_>.

Paulo tries to kiss Lucy thinking she was asking him to “make out” with her. When in reality she was asking him to “get out” so Lucy could get back to practicing her lines for the play. Lucy did not appreciate his attempt to make out with her and gave him an “i’m gonna hurt you” look(not a joke on a legit one). Paulo realized what was about to happen and got out of there with his tail between his legs, before Lucy tosses something at his head. Paulo went from “Oh crap, I just messed up so bad D:” to “Hey Buddy 8-)” leaving Mike to think “Wait did that just happen” as Paulo soon tries to dodge Lucy’s next attack, failing miserably, and running away while he still can. Lucy will shout “next time you better think twice before trying to kiss me, jerk.” Lucy will then notice Mike standing there, now with an apathetic look on his face. Lucy will only say “Come on let’s get this play over with so I can get out of your life and you can finally be happy.”

I’m running low on time so i’ll end with that for now. See ya later :D.

supertails19 March 8, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #240559

@Supertails19 Alright, just how are you psychically telling me that you’ve posted? I catch your posts way too quickly for it to be chance. :nope:

I like @IAMHIM and his theory, and it’s plausible. However, while I don’t like your theory as much, because it means they’ll continue to be Apathetic at best, I find it possible. The way things have been going recently, I doubt that things will go back to being good as quickly as I Am Him suggested. Doesn’t mean I don’t hope that’s how it goes, just means I find it unlikely.

I’d post my idea, but it’s really only half thought-out, so I’m going to sleep on it. In the mean time, I would really like to see some other peoples’ ideas on what happened and what might happen. It’ll help me figure out what I actually think will happen, and make for good reading, too.

~L_C

Lost_Cookie March 8, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #240560

@supertails19
“Paulo tries to kiss Lucy thinking she was asking him to “make out” with her. When in reality she was asking him to “get out” so Lucy could get back to practicing her lines for the play. Lucy did not appreciate his attempt to make out with her and gave him an “i’m gonna hurt you” look(not a joke on a legit one). Paulo realized what was about to happen and got out of there with his tail between his legs, before Lucy tosses something at his head. Paulo went from “Oh crap, I just messed up so bad D:” to “Hey Buddy 8-)” leaving Mike to think “Wait did that just happen” as Paulo soon tries to dodge Lucy’s next attack, failing miserably, and running away while he still can. Lucy will shout “next time you better think twice before trying to kiss me, jerk.” Lucy will then notice Mike standing there, now with an apathetic look on his face. Lucy will only say “Come on let’s get this play over with so I can get out of your life and you can finally be happy.” “-supertails19
Screw I am HIM!’s theory I like your a hell lot better! 8-D But the only thing that it is missing is Lucy’s expression when she notices Mike, I imagine she would be either: angry to sad, angry to emotionless, or angry to exhausted.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 8, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #240561

Paulo, babe, you ok? ;)

Giodude March 8, 2013, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #240562

Magnificent Recovery, Paulo! A shame it was far, far too late.

Welgaea (Un-Membered) March 8, 2013, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #240563

Paulo was just about kiss Lucy but he got flustered about kissing the gal he likes, and maybe a bit worried since he hasn’t said anything yet and ran out.
Or maybe he was about to kiss her and told he he loves her, she stopped and he became embarrassed and ran out.

Tcj333 March 8, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #240564

It looks like Paulo’s going have some explaining to do. Quick work on the face, dude.

Keyblade Dragon March 8, 2013, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #240565

Lol, Paulo either got close enough to kiss Lucy and couldn’t go through with it and bailed while she still had her eyes closed.

Or.

Got a little taste of Lucy and ********** prematurely.

….LOL XD

Akiriuu March 8, 2013, 4:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #240566

@Red_Fezz,

You are correct but let’s not forget that, among other things, Paulo is a teenager. There’s only so much a guy can take, let alone, a teenage guy. Also let’s not forget that there’s really nothing holding him back this time. The last time was because lucy was crying and he felt wrong taking advantage of THAT situation. In this situation, there’s really nothing showing that would flip his “chivalrous” switch. Paulo’s not a psychologist or a psychic, he can’t tell what’s going on in a girls head (much like any guy) unless it’s being outwardly shown, i.e. the aforementioned situation.

strider March 8, 2013, 4:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #240567

Taeshi, i hate you so much for not showing us any of the real action. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN PAULO AND LUCE, GODDAMNIT!!!!!!! *cries* Furious Abbey

Dani March 8, 2013, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #240568

OMG GIVE ME THE NEXT PAGE! T-T i can’t wait until Monday

sakura March 8, 2013, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #240569

I wonder what happened in there…. Not sure if I’ll make it to Monday what with this suspense….

spiritwolf15x March 8, 2013, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #240570

@Lost_Cookie: I’m thinking now that Lucy isn’t in the room because of this page: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c74/p10.html that person’s cloak looks a lot like the one Lucy is wearing and the fact that is playing the role of an oracle relates to what supertails19 said before about the connections between the play and a game from the LoZ series. I don’t think they got to make up, it just doesn’t look natural, Lucy’s face asking for it doesn’t fit, probably he misinterpreted her words and she actually said ´Paulo, move/get out’ and when he was trying to kiss her she just walked away and went out to scene, leaving Paulo here cursing himself for not being able to confess…Anyways, I guess we’ll have to wait until April to get things more clear :smirk:

KarmaKitty March 8, 2013, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #240573

I’m…I’m all caught up? What?…No..Nein!! Non!…..What Will I do with my life until the next update!!?? ……I must now take over the world with an army of robots…

Allan March 8, 2013, 6:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #240574

Last 3 panel’s, PURE. GOLD. XD

RandomFandom March 8, 2013, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #240575

@Karmakitty,

UNLESS, there are two oracles in the story. Someone already speculated that that one may become the mentor to Lucy’s character and that Lucy’s character is the baby considering it’s a baby wrapped in pink swaddling signifying a female character.

Also, OBJECTION!!! (sorry couldn’t resist that old joke) look on the last set of pages, when Sue interacts with mike the stage is behind them when she storms off you can make out a door. She then interacts with Paulo, then heads left of the panel presumably to head back to the stage. This would mean they are all to the right of the stage and the ongoing play. Mike then begins searching for lucy heading the same direction Sue went earlier. that said what we have is this (please excuse the crudity of this next part)


S|
T|
A__________________________ \__________________________
G <————————————-S
E M————————-———->
__________________________________________________ ______

(sorry for some reason the LP representing Lucy and Paulo keeps getting slung to the far side, they are supposed to be by the \ representing a door)

See the problem here, there’s no way for Lucy to get on stage, as per what we have seen, without crossing by mike or having mike noticing her. Then still have him interact with Paulo at this point.

strider March 8, 2013, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #240576

Freaked out Paulo and cool-guy Paulo almost look like two completely different people. XD

I'll Eat Yourself March 8, 2013, 7:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #240577

foset?

alex March 8, 2013, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #240578

ASDFGHJKL. This page only validates my love for Paulo. :love:

Tab March 8, 2013, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #240579

Omg XoD



WHY DIDN’T WE GET TO SEE ANY OF LE ACTION?!?! OR IF ANY HAPPENED AT ALL?!?! XoD
LOL

Cass March 8, 2013, 9:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #240580

Mike: Paulo?!
Paulo: (In his Mind:Oh Cr*p It’s Mike. Gotta fix my face!) *Turns aroud for 10 seconds**Turns back around* Sup Dude (Mind: Smooth Move Man…..Smoooooth move)

S.Chambers March 8, 2013, 9:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #240581

Did Paulo and Lucy have children yet?

The Pornographer March 8, 2013, 10:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #240582

@strider: What you said makes sense indeed, just thought that the oracle role was a minimal one and maybe there weren’t too much participants in the play and Lucy was playing that role along with the ‘main’ one and anyways the fur of that person in the cloak isn’t white like Lucy’s. I still think that there won’t be so much time for Mike to talk to Lucy, not even as a mini last reharsal before coming out to scene and Paulo probably is going to make fun of his costume, thus letting almost no time to talk to her, I hope he notices the change in her eyes and attitude and doesn’t get mad at her for spendin’ some time with her rebound.

KarmaKitty March 8, 2013, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #240584

Dat Paulo face 8-)

Classic .

Anonymous Guest March 9, 2013, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #240585

Let’t suppose some other kinds of development in the story:
What would happen if Paulo was a top student.
What would happen if Sandy forgot Mike totally.
What would happen if Abbey had a normal family.
What would happen if Paulo did not meet Tess.
……

Henry Wang March 9, 2013, 3:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #240586

@Zero: The picture that you updated was from a Chinese webcomic “暴走漫画”.

Henry Wang March 9, 2013, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #240587

Be fair, Taeshi!

Henry Wang March 9, 2013, 3:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #240588

Paulo


That’s the worst disguise I’ve ever seen <3

Furball March 9, 2013, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #240589

I hope to God that’s a ‘I just made out and now I have a stiffy’ face. Not a ‘things got freaky fast and I don’t know what to do’ face. Also, Paulo, what is with your HAIR.

Mika March 9, 2013, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #240590

Great but strange perspective.

skyxxzc March 9, 2013, 4:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #240592

i think mike is finally going to say sorry to lucy yay hopefully :)

auto March 9, 2013, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #240594

@auto

Prolly after the play. For now, he just wants to read through the lines with her.

Prediction: He will start reading through the line with her and somewhere within the reading, he’ll apologize. Lily isn’t there to stop them this time.

Gate March 9, 2013, 9:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #240596

lol looks like Mike suspects something ….. XD

mental eclipse March 9, 2013, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #240598

I feel like Taeshi is letting this whole scene drag a bit. It keeps feeling like we are not progressing very much each week.

:/

I_Love_Lucy March 9, 2013, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #240599

HEY BRO!!!!
What happened in there

Scarlet March 9, 2013, 5:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #240601

@I_Love_Lucy
So I am not alone thinking that?

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 9, 2013, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #240602

HAHAHAHAHAHA LOL when mike sees paulo hes all liek Furious Abbey with surprize and Paulo is all liek O NO.

paula March 9, 2013, 9:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #240603

Mike why are you still concerned for Lucy if you hate her now? make up your mind lol

paula March 9, 2013, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #240604

http://askbcb.tumblr.com/post/44940427111 Hair Lucy and Curly Daisy are so cute standing next to each other :love:.

supertails19 March 9, 2013, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #240605

@paula
I think quite few of us are wondering that.
Taeshi enlighten us please.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 10, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #240606

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone @paula: He has to do the play with Lucy and it would kind of suck if Lucy couldn’t do the play anymore(for any reason). Besides, what makes either of you think Mike is showing concern for Lucy and not his freaked out friend that is right in front of him (Paulo) 8-)?

@Gate: Yes, that needs to happen. I have wanted that to happen ever since I saw Sue pick Mike and Lucy for the lead roles. It is all part of her master plan to get them to become friends again. It doesn’t matter if the play itself doesn’t go as planned, all that matters is that Sue can finally be rid of the drama. Well at least for Mike and Lucy… so much more drama to be had involving the others :D.

Random thought: Imagine if Lucy asked Mike to marry her. How would his mind process that info if she is holding a ring in her hand… and Lucy is being 100% serious about it as well :). Sometimes my imagination can be weird and sometimes it can be kind 8-D.

supertails19 March 10, 2013, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #240607

@supertails19
If he cares now it only delays what is going to happen(the gang finds out).
“Besides, what makes either of you think Mike is showing concern for Lucy” Panel 3 on page 11 and Panel 1+2 in this page. I don’t know they speak to me. I don’t know why.
3+4 kind of make me think he is concerned or worried that Paulo was with Lucy. Again I don’t know why.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 10, 2013, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #240608

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Mike seems more concerned about memorizing his lines and shocked that Paulo was even here in the first place(Paulo isn’t part of the Drama Club :smirk: ). Now that I think about it, Mike will be concerned about Lucy… as soon as Mike sees Lucy’s expression and it won’t take long before he notices something is wrong. Seriously, Mike hasn’t seen Lucy since the December chapter. Mike has no idea of the hurt he has caused and when he finally realizes it, Mike will be filled with regret.

I will read whatever comment you have for me in the morning, for now all I can say is: good night :).

supertails19 March 10, 2013, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #240609

A man can’t lift a few crates these days without coming under suspicion! Lucy had crates in her dressing room because reasons.

Tacsi March 10, 2013, 4:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #240610

smooth recovery there

You March 10, 2013, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #240611

Play cool
if not
freak out
loving this chapter so far

Ashe March 10, 2013, 8:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #240612

Sue will NOT be pleased with this. Hopefully no one will miss their que. :/

Miaaa March 10, 2013, 12:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #240614

@Miaaa: If Mike messes up then he better hope Sue won’t show him a “GOOD” time like before http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c74/p3.html … actually if anyone messes with Sue’s plan a little shake up will be the least of their worries :unsure:. Let’s face it Mike is just not ready for what is going to happen today… and i’m not just talking about the play either.

supertails19 March 10, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #240615

@supertails19
~~>http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p29.html<~~
and
~~>http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p30.html<~~
Umm Mike you forget something? Actually supertails19 not to be offensive but did you forget about those 2 pages?

@supertails19
Yeah Mike is not ready… But how do you prepare for that?!? And panel 3 of page 11 Makes me think Lucy uses her super whispers to make sure Mike doesn’t screw up. Mike you’re on your own for the play but maybe not the aftermath of the play crashing down.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 10, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #240616

Damnit, NOW I’m wondering what went down XD.

Chocothunda March 10, 2013, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #240617

Anyone else think Lucy tried to rape Paulo again? Or maybe Paulo shot Lucy down again.

Devin March 10, 2013, 6:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #240618

@Devin
Maybe Lucy tried to kill Paulo and he barely escaped! With that expression I don’t think Paulo shot down Lucy, if anything it was the other way around.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 10, 2013, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #240621

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Nah I didn’t forget. Not to be offensive or anything, just take a closer look at the pages you linked particularly this one: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p30.html take a good look at the last two panels… notice how Lucy is hiding from Mike. Yeah I don’t think Mike was face to face with Lucy. Let me know if you find a page that in BCB time happened after December and had Mike looking into Lucy’s eyes.

Before I “forget” (HA XD ) Mike didn’t forget to apologize he was prevented from doing so, by Lily. Oh and I’m so “forgetful” that I didn’t mention the pile of snow that Lucy was hiding behind was also the same pile of snow that Yashy and Chirpy were playing next to. Mike wouldn’t have to be a genius to figure out Lucy was back there without seeing her and it also helps that Yashy called out to Lucy aka “mom” and then walked towards the pile of snow http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p29.html Mike being forgetful seems legit since he can’t seem to remember his lines. He had months to prepare for this play, plenty of rehearsals, and from the looks of it he only needs to remember one page… something is not adding up. Oh that’s right, going onstage is difficult for somebody that is known to be nervous, like Mike :unsure:.

This play is going to be the first time they actually talk to each other and the first time Mike looks at Lucy’s eyes(if Mike doesn’t notice anything different with her eyes or her behavior then he might be the most oblivious person I have ever known :/). Well that or Lucy is really good at hiding her emotions(or possibly her lack of emotion <_<).

In any case this is all under the assumption that Mike will see Lucy when she is not about to kill Paulo like you mentioned in one of your comments. If Lucy was angry before, during, and after the play then Mike and Lucy have zero chance of becoming friends again. Sorry, but I really hope that if Lucy is angry, it is just temporary(as in a brief moment of rage).

Better yet let’s go with the idea that Paulo freaked out and left. Now Mike will get a chance to talk with Lucy, but instead of just asking for help with the play… Mike will be left to wonder what is going on with Lucy. Afterwards, Lucy will be asked to go on stage and her performance will clear things up for Mike :smirk:. Let me know what you think about this wall of words.

Mike has not looked at Lucy face to face since he crushed her emotionally… I am more than a little curious to find out how he reacts to seeing her again. I’m hoping Mike sees how depressed she has been and regrets what he has done… or at least feels sorry.

Random thought: Paulo, Mike, and Lucy are here together… this would be a pretty good time for Paulo to finally put 2+2 together and figure out what happened between Mike and Lucy o_o. I’m being way too hopeful again aren’t I?

supertails19 March 10, 2013, 9:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #240622

AMIGAWD Mike don’t get any ideas.

Hashi March 10, 2013, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #240623

Oh, sry @Secret(original), I thought that I had that one first… D:

I’ll change it

Secret March 10, 2013, 11:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #240624

@supertails19
Lily is my most hated character! She ruined Summer Vacation for me! ****EN BITCH! LET MIKE SEE LUCY LOVES HIM YOU BITCH!
Yes Mike’s apology was rushed and probably would have sucked but at least she could see her face and SEEN with his eyes the destruction he caused!
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p30.html<~~~ Wouldn’t Lily’s reaction and face tell Mike anything? And the fact that Lucy didn’t move from behind her hiding spot?
To be honest I have pretty disappointed with BCB for since chapter 72. I hope the next page puts an end to my disappointment. See you all in 1 hour and 16 minutes

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 10, 2013, 11:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #240625

3rd to last panel: Oh crap, it’s Mike. What’s the best way to ease him into Lucy’s newly acquired fantasies involving the three of us?

2nd to last panel: *rearranges face*

Last panel: Hey!

David March 10, 2013, 11:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #240766

:O Did Paulo and Lucy… :question: Nah, nobody is that fast..Are they :question: :unsure:

Michelle March 11, 2013, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #249654

yup, and he has a sword too bitch!!

Curtis June 16, 2013, 5:55 AM EST.

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