74. Curtain Call, page posted 3/11/13

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Curtain Call — Page 13
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Veronica’s Commentary

the sixth panel feels like the doorknob rose BUT THE CAMERA WAS KIND OF GOING A BIT DOWN UGHH

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Comment ID #240626

Hot dog, Paulo. Look at him all sticky-uppy to Mike and everything.

Ket March 11, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #240627

2nd and beat Nikita
Paulo you are dead to me ! YOU ****EN HEAR ME!! He sexual assaulted her there is no other way to put it. The jerk is back.
Ok Maybe he didn’t assault her but he hurt her!!! PAULO YOU ARE DEAD! Mike go kick that pansies ***!
Wait does Mike look mad in panel 7 and in panel 8 he isn’t? Please tell me I am not the only one seeing that!
Mike please ask her what happened. Don’t assume, also do it in a nice manner.

And today PauloxLucy shippers died on the inside.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 11, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #240628

Oh lord, what actually happened?
Neither of their reactions seems like they just made out… unless something went horribly wrong

Order_66 March 11, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #240629

@Taeshi: What happened with the server?

Yes, it definitely looks as though Paulo misheard Lucy. No wonder he tried to save face with Mike. Karl Donitz succeeded Hitler after Hitler’s suicide, and therefore was the second and last Fuhrer of Nazi Germany. Lucy looks like she bundled up because of fear, afraid because of Paulo’s reaction to her probably saying “Get out.” Mike… won’t recognize her fear. He’ll see it as… something else.

Comrade March 11, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #240630

WHAT HAPPENED HERE

IM SO CONFUSED AT THEIR FACES

GRAH

rogue March 11, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #240631

Paulo isn’t the chosen one I guess

Pepe Le Pew March 11, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #240632

First
Nice job Paulo, being shady for coolness

Jimmibob March 11, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #240633

I hope Lucy and Paulo make babies now.

The Pornographer March 11, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #240634

Paulo is smiling so…. What happened in there was good right? Right?

spiritwolf15x March 11, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #240635

What happened?

Winters March 11, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #240636

D: nonononononono

Defutz March 11, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #240637

Aahahhdduuuu the suspense is killing me man!! What actually happened? Did they, didn’t they? Why is Paulo suddenly a smug *******? … Did Lucy tell him anything?

Lumi March 11, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #240638

NEEEEDDD MOREEEE UPDAAATEEEESSS

feh March 11, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #240639

Ha so mikey-pie are ya gonna

SEE

What they’ve been DOING?
Heeheehee 8-)

o_o March 11, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #240640

SMH Paulo you idiot -_- well whatever chance you guys had at a relationship is gone now. You have become the “make my pain go away guy” seems like the Paulo x Lucy ship will never sail.

Sammy March 11, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #240641

I think Lucy tried to go too far with Paulo…hence the initial freak out reaction out of Paulo. BUT! Paulo did get some action with her so it wasn’t a total failed episode for him, hence his smiling after walking away from Mike. That’s my theory.

BetaMonkey March 11, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #240642

Taeshi….. You are getting better at the art of “cliffhanger”…


Which of course is horrible for us readers, But I still comend you for your immense skill. :D

Lord of Time March 11, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #240643

No no, the door knob rose. You can clearly see Mikes annoyance of the matter in the same picture.

Digiwario March 11, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #240644

Sly, deviant, bit of in your face attitude by paulo, I like it and mike is so confused. And everybody don’t forget THIS is first incounter mike and lucy had since mike last out at her, I’m not takeing sides, but let’s what happens this time ;-)

lov/hate/hurt March 11, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #240645

First of all, that was so cool paulo :love: 8-). secondly i’m kinda scared there’s gonna be a **** storm between lucy and mike! or the play being ruined. i wanna see what happens D:

zee March 11, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #240646

And Paulo’s mask is back on.

Titanium Dragon March 11, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #240647

wow, you guys. did you consider that lucy’s
upset that mike’s coming in there for her
and she’s not all FKGHSKDFH at paulo? o:

of course she’d look like that. she’s trying
to hiiiiiiide it, looks like.

u o u

visiface March 11, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #240648

I have nothing against Paulo but this page makes me want to punch him in his big dumb stupid face.

Million March 11, 2013, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #240649

wow….why is everyone assuming negative things happened? The way I see it they made out and Lucy is hiding because Mike.

Douche. I hope he’s starting to realize what he did to her and what PROFOUND EFFECT HIS WORDS HAD ON HER FRAGILE PSYCHE.

RoseVee March 11, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #240650

@visiface I just too see the drama, you know if things get worse or better, I geuss I just like seeing the pot sturn

lov/hate/hurt March 11, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #240651

Oh god
Lucy in that last panel looks abit….idunno, depressed maybe? insecure? Well that’s basically how she’s been feeling lately anyway. But her hood’s up now

shaaa March 11, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #240652

After freeing Paulo from romantanite, Jedi Master Lucy faces the dark side of the love force. How will she deal with Sith Master Mike? Find out on the next episode of Bittersweet Candy Bowllllll.

David March 11, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #240653

Talk about burning bridges.

Morning Glory March 11, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #240654

I am thinking Paulo just reinforced what Mike said back in “December”
The next page is going to be:
-Mike gets mad at Lucy -_-
-Lucy acts mean or yells to Mike to reinforce what he said.
-Lucy says nothing and walks past Mike and Mike follows. To the stage.
-Mike sees Lucy is hurt and… Sorry but this one will not happen :/

@Taeshi+Suitcase
10min edit limit? This is like the 3rd time it has gotten me!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 11, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #240655

Am I the only one thinking they may have… done more than just kissing? O_O

Chinatsu March 11, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #240656

I seriously though that Paulo was going to decide to go through the gentleman way…. oh well ….

Can we please see that Scene? Taeshi Please!

Red_Fezz March 11, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #240657

Oh Paulo. You sassy b****h lol

Hunnikitty March 11, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #240658

That smirk says it all, Paulo got some scooch.

Also weird page/ad combination, this page and at the bottom, an ad for clear blue easy pregnancy testers. I wish I could make ish like that up.

strider March 11, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #240659

Let the play go on…………

Seriously I want to see more of the play

Pepe Le Pew March 11, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #240660

Lucy is prabably still not shore of, what ever choice she just mad and we all realy don’t know what’s going through her head and mike about to talk her right after what just happend…let’s just say **** is about to hit the fan

natch March 11, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #240661

I loved how Paulo looked in the second panel!

Why you askin? March 11, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #240662

030 can’t wait till Wednesday Xo3

Cass March 11, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #240663

Well when you want to hide from somebody just cover yourself up with a hoodie.

Only reason I can think of for Paulo reacting the way he did was: Paulo told Lucy that he loved her, he ran away to make sure he didn’t do anything dumb, and he is happy that he finally got it off his chest. As for Lucy, she is hiding from Mike again… she might as well let her feelings be known before they are ignored again.

supertails19 March 11, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #240664

@chinatsu that’s inpossible, you can’t do that in less in five minutes, that’s inless your quick sho-WOW! Wait a minute now that you look at it that makes a little since

hown March 11, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #240665

Everybody’s freaking out, honestly I think that Lucy’s just dressed up for her part in the play (will she be Zelda circa Ocarina of Time? lol)

Mike sure is looking suspicious at them though. Will his suspicions be proven right, whatever they may be? And nice comeback Paulo, always the bad-*** 8-)

Hmm, if I recall, Lucy’s gonna be singing in this play… Will her emotions regarding what happened with Paulo effect her performance? :O

I can’t wait to see what is gonna happen next!

Oreo Clarity March 11, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #240666

I have a feeling they did make out but she started to go crazy again which is why Paulo looked so freake out when he left the room.

Ember March 11, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #240667

Its heating up

Yxela007 March 11, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #240668

Possibly not the right time for this but…

HOORAY FOR LUCY AND MIKE TALKING AGAIN! HUZZAH HUZZAH! :love:

Bleh March 11, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #240669

Either Lucy’s hoodie changed colors, or maybe she also played the cloaked figure who took the baby on page 10 because it’s the same color.

Mike seems a bit disturbed by Paulo being in Lucy’s room. He’s got tunnel vision for this kind of stuff.

Justmyopinion March 11, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #240671

Personally, I think maybe Paulo got way too flustered (because under all that cool cat stuff he tries to be, he really is just a dork) from all the suddeness and then bolted. But who knows, we’ll see.

Inumaru12 March 11, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #240672

Awwww

He remembered to put on his hate face for Lucy

Skygaze March 11, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #240673

Damn, Paulo is usually a nice guy, except with anything related to Mike. Jeez, why the hell Mike puts up with that…?

Lyucs March 11, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #240674

@JustMyOpinion: Lucy hasn’t left the room yet… the timing wouldn’t match up with Paulo still being in her room when that scene occurred.

supertails19 March 11, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #240675

awesome art work!! :D I really like Paulo in panel 3 with the grim and everything! :D I wonder what their gonna talk… hmm… Well anyhoo… i really do like it when Mike and Lucy talk but i probably like Lucy x Paulo more :-*

Iti March 11, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #240676

GODDAMN!! What happened! Im confused

Nocturne March 11, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #240677

….either she feels guilty or he told her how he feels…. UGH WHY DO WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL WEDNESDAYYYY

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy March 11, 2013, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #240678

Isn’t anyone here realising that Paulo is smiling to keep up a cool front before Mike? Right before, as he was dashing out, he looked like he had been through what he had always dreamt of but still processing the moment in case it really happened or if it’s still just a dream. When he turned to face Mike, he still looked bewildered but then realised “****, gotta put on my smug-face”.
The “None of your damn business”-comment was simply to keep up his image.
Luce has had that serious face for quite a while now, I don’t think it would be that easily washed off by some simple smooching. At her current state, it’s hard to say if she even cares enough to be embarrassed or think of such feelings. She’s most likely still too depressed to raise any loving feelings (sorry Paulo) from being kissed since she seems rather unenthusiastic about pretty much everything, except when you’re butting into her business (such as with Augustus).

I really doubt Paulo did something inappropriate to Luce. She asked to make-out, they most likely did, then they (possibly Luce) broke off the kiss since she about to get up on stage in any minute.
She wasn’t wearing the hood over her head before the kiss, now she is. So one theory is that while Paulo rushed out all flustered and bumped into Mike, she returned to her seat to finish the last touch of her costume.

I highly doubt Paulo managed to “sexually assault” Luce during such short time (less than 5 minutes probably) and especially when he’s trying to confess to her. Paulo is NOT a playboy, even if his image tells so. Remember when Luce tried to seduce him? He was the nice-guy there. The reason to why he banged all those girls later was because David pushed him with his “reputation”. He’s in fact a very considerate and loving boy, otherwise Jasmine wouldn’t have kept dating him and if he was such a playboy he would’ve at least kissed her sooner than after their break-up.

It’s okay to not like a character, but I do find it rather annoying when people bash at a character without looking at their good parts as well and making their bad parts seem worse than they actually are.

Yumikarp March 11, 2013, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #240679

Nothing could make Paulo so happy. He loves Lucy and finally, Lucy loves him back

For all her pain, Lucy desereves somebody who love her for being herself. Mike, don`t Ruin everything now.

Falcon March 11, 2013, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #240680

Well, I got to see Paulo stick it to Mike, even if it wasn’t under the circumstances I had hoped for.

Not sure what to make of Lucy’s expression. I’ll suspend analysis untill we find out what may or may not have happened between those two just now.

Nice update!

RandomPhrases March 11, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #240681

@Yumikarp

I don’t think he raped her or anything like that but you have be careful when someone is emotionally unstable. Jumping straight to the physical like that is only gonna cause her to NOT look at him as a real viable relationship guy. He’ll be stuck as the rebound, or the feel good guy which pretty much ruined it. He seriously doesn’t seem like he’d be level headed enough to not take her up on it until it was too late which seems to be a pattern with him. He never raises to the occasion till its either too late or he backs away when he should step up. He’s not a horrible person just makes pretty bad decisions when backed into a corner

If they did make out shes probably felling even worse then she did before which is why shes covered up. Theres no way she knew mike was even coming in so its more then likely her feeling miserable about the whole thing. I was wondering tho if she even knew they broke up? It doesn’t seem like her to kiss him while he was taken :( shes probably mentally destroyed right now.

Sammy March 11, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #240682

Mike… You’re the one coming to Lucy. At least TRY to look friendly. She can always tell you to leave. My God, it’s so easy to be annoyed by you…
I don’t think Paulo misheard her. I mean… Wouldn’t there be a lot of time to cover that mistake? After all he hadn’t expected any “goodie time” in the first place. No, I just think she’s sad about Mike coming.

Strawberryblossom March 11, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #240683

@Yumikarp

You are fantastic. <3

@Skygaze

That made me laugh/made me sad because…it’s true. u_u

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

You’re insane. Just because Paulo came rushing out like that doesn’t mean Lucy was hurt or assulted in any way. If she ever wanted to (and she has in the past) she can more than defend herself. On top of the fact that this is Paulo we’re talking about, not Alejandro. >> He could nor would never intentionally hurt her, ever. So calm your britches and stop trying to bomb my ship, damnit!

@Titanium Dragon — “And Paulo’s mask is back on.”

^This, all the way.

Yaschiri March 11, 2013, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #240684

@yumikarp,

I kind of doubt the cool guy façade idea. That smirk while he was walking away is one of superiority. It’s like he’s saying “I got one up on you, lover boy”. Lucy could have driven him out after whatever happened that’s why he had a bit of a panicked look because of a possible sudden attitude shift, but that smirk as he was walking away says it all. Something hot and heavy did happen in there.

Also he didn’t go after her before because she was distraught. He said it himself when he was confronted by her and Tess after he had his encounters with the two randoms. There’s nothing really to kick in the chivalry mode this time. Paulo’s a nice guy but he’s not a psychic, he isn’t going to be able to just look at lucy and say “she’s troubled”. The last time was because she was outwardly showing that she was an emotional wreck, this time not so much.

strider March 11, 2013, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #240685

In the last panel, Mikes face…he looks confused.

Secret(Original) March 11, 2013, 1:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #240686

Daylight savings!!!! :P

Anon March 11, 2013, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #240687

I love this comic, I do, but I’ve been following it religiously for some time now, and i still feel like nothing has MOVED. I’m sick of Waiting, what the **** is going on with Lucy and Mike? What happend with lucys family? Is paulo going to actually go for it or just continue to be stupidly physical out of fear of his own feelings. For ****s sake Taeshi! Can we please not have the half understood outside the plot story and SHOW US!

ClaraCosplay001 March 11, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #240688

Paulo’s little smile in the third panel looks like he got the kind of response he was looking for :O But still, why was he so sweaty and nervous before? Seems more like this smile is part from the ‘Cool Paulo Facade 8-)’ Gosh Mike, I don’t mean to say you’re a bad guy or something like that, but how dare you to talk to her so carelessly, like if you never had said to her you hate her, even if it’s for a little rehearsal before coming to scene? :/ This is going to be awkward folks.

KarmaKitty March 11, 2013, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #240689

@strider: I think I have to agree with Yumikarp. The whole reason Paulo went to see Lucy was to confess to her after not seeing her for the past week or so. If Paulo kissed her and went further than he should have, then he lost his chance. If Paulo stopped himself before anything serious happened, then he has a right to have a smile on his face… because he just told the girl of his dreams that he loves her.

@KarmaKitty: Mike is going to be talking to the girl he emotional crushed a month ago… this is going to be beyond awkward.

supertails19 March 11, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #240690

Paulo had embarrassing face in the last page because after they made out he blurted out he loves her. The smirk he has now definitely is one of a ‘pat on the back’ kind. Congratulating himself he managed to confess.

Lucy probably enjoyed the kiss, it’s not like she doesn’t know Paulo cares for her even after the December, like seen in Piece of Cake. The sad frown is since she knows it ain’t going to last since she’s going away (or she just wasn’t prepared to hear it out loud).

Hicks March 11, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #240691

DAAAAAAAAMMNNNNN……. The awkward’s back.

Subaru March 11, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #240692

@ClaraCosplay101: hah i wanna agree but at the same time all of this “filler” shall we call it could be important. We will just have to wait and find out :p

snow March 11, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #240693

@supertails19,

Possible, but that’s assuming we are still going with the whole Paulo had a daydream in there theory. If not, then Lucy’s comment “let’s make out” did happen, thus implying she did want to make out with him. There would be nothing to hold Paulo back. Like I said on the last page (and this page) Paulo’s a teenager, he wanted to go after her before but his chivalry kicked in to hold him back because she was an emotional wreck. But i’m sure Paulo’s not a mind reader, this time there was no outward signs of distress, in other words all systems go.

If he had just confessed but held back on making out with her, then Lucy’s appearance in the room doesn’t match that of someone who had been confessed to. That’s the look of someone who’s unsure of what she just did, I mean the idea that she used the term “make out” would imply she had no intention of romantic notions in the act. In other words (again, so many words) she’s not sure if she should have come onto Paulo like that. Whether that’s because she doesn’t know about him breaking up with jasmine (thus guilt and viewing Paulo as a man-*****) or the fact he was so quick to respond remains in question. But the fact is that the expressions of these two characters match a random and spontaneous act of, in layman’s terms, the hot and heavy’s.

*whew* That’s a lot of exposition, but I ain’t doing a TL;DR because most of that was theories off the top of my head. (with a bit of post-post editing of course.)

@someone,
You’re not alone, it does appear that his eyes did soften a bit, I didn’t want to say something and face the wrath of the mike hate squad.

strider March 11, 2013, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #240694

One more quistion though, why was he dasheing ouy of the room, In a cold swet all nervous, If things did go well he probably be walking out in a dazed with a love strucked look on his face

lemon March 11, 2013, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #240695

@Yaschiri
Ok I went overboard. But you should always expect that with me XD
I don’t know I still fell like he did something that may have hurt her. He just could be acting like a douche or player to Mike, which raises some suspension.

@supertails19
I don’t know if you checked but I responded to your comment on the last page.

@EVERYONE!
Help me out here I am DYING to know about the last panel! Does it look like Mike isn’t mad but concerned? I am alone on that?

@taeshi
if there is a scene change or you rob us of our much wanted Mike and Lucy post-“December” interaction I will flip a table and a chair!

@strider
So I am not alone.
Oh btw I am still on the “Hate Mike” squad until he realizes what he did and apologizes and tries to make amends, then I am done hating him :)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 11, 2013, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #240696

@yumikarp Great comments, I completely agree with what you’re saying :3

@Sammy Honestly, Lucy DID ask to make out with Paulo. I feel that she may have been wondering to herself if she could have feelings for Paulo so she tested the waters to see if there were sparks since Mike told her that he hated her. They could have kissed, Paulo could have had his chance to confess his love to her, she could have gotten her answer about possible feelings about Paulo.

Everyone, Paulo’s really not the dirtbag anymore than he used to be. Look back over the chapter, does it appear that he was wanting to tell Lucy that he loved her, not take advantage of her emotional state. I do, however, wonder what was going through his mind to want to tell Lucy he loved her during the play. Apparently he must have thought that if he didn’t get it out before Mike and Lucy went on stage, that he couldn’t have the cojones to tell her later. Paulo loves Lucy, he told her that he missed her at school… Now the balls in Lucy’s court. And even though she seems emotionally out of it, I think she could fight off Paulo’s advances even if he did make inappropriate moves. Remember, she’s a butt-kicker too :D

Oreo Clarity March 11, 2013, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #240697

@strider: Excellent points, but I was going along with the idea the that Paulo was thinking with the head on his shoulders and not the one between his legs(I felt dirty for talking about it D: ).

Well this was the first chance Paulo had in a long time to tell Lucy how he felt about her. If he decided to show her instead then fine, but even then it is going to be hard for her to believe. All because of what Mike said http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p31.html Panel 7. Paulo saying that he “loves her no matter what” seemed like a good idea to me.

I was holding onto hope that Paulo would make the right decision in the end… I will hold on for a while longer. I know it is naive, but I want to at least pretend that Paulo still has that “heart of gold” I keep hearing about :/. I think I will finish this comment with: If Paulo truly loved Lucy then he would realize that she needs somebody to tell her THEN show her… not show her leave and say it later o_o.

Also, Lucy’s appearance in the room just reminds me of this page where she is hiding from Mike http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p30.html but that’s my opinion feel free to ignore it or offer some counter points ;).

@strider(below): I don’t think i’m hating on Paulo in fact I feel sorry for him. He truly wants to make Lucy happy yet he always finds some way to mess even if it is unintentional :(.

supertails19 March 11, 2013, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #240698

oh god why is everything so ****ed up why can’t these kids have normal healthy attitudes about sexuality and relationships why why why why why

arglbloo March 11, 2013, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #240699

Haha, I understand, i’m just saying don’t forget that Paulo’s a teenage boy. Teenagers (boys and girls) are without a doubt the most spontaneous unpredictable group known to man— err, furrykind. They also hold the highest precedent of actions that exclude the brain. Just don’t hate on him too much when he acts like a lot of teens would in that situation.

The difference between those two pages is that lucy knew he was coming in the other page. This one, not so much, unless we’re missing a page where he said he wanted to rehearse with her before they went out on stage.

@thanatos,
You hate Paulo, we get it already. Also i’m kind of rooting for those two, not shipping them or anything. the reason I said that is because I freaking hate twilight. Bella is the worst character in any literary creation in the whole of time. So your generalization isn’t exactly correct now is it.

strider March 11, 2013, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #240700

i’m betting every lucy/paulo supporter is a twilight fan… :smirk:

also, veronica… EVERY SINGLE PAGE of a comic does NOT need to be a cliffhanger… that is not “mastering the art” of the cliffhanger, that is abusing it like a drunken person abusing a loved one. :/

this comic just sinks everytime paulo is on-screen… why is he still alive?

the day you kill off paulo for real in this comic, i will donate $1000 to whatever you want.

Thanatos March 11, 2013, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #240701

She regrets it already, and Paulo seems so slimy there, like its now something he can brag about.

Donny March 11, 2013, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #240702

I really hope its regret and not what I think it is.

Bob Brovime March 11, 2013, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #240703

@strider: Well the way I see it is: We have a few panels of Mike getting ready to see Lucy, he says her name and in the next panel she is covered up and frowning. Lucy could of put on the frown the moment she realized Mike was there.

Counter-argument for everything I told you would be: Notice that Lucy is also covering up her body, maybe it isn’t just from Mike’s presence. Maybe Lucy is trying to cover herself up because of what she did.

Well, I think that is what you are trying to say, and I agree mostly because Lucy seems to have her arms crossed over her chest… like she did something bad :x.

@strider: I just tend to ignore him now. No frustration if you don’t read his comment about how evil Paulo is or whatever he keeps talking about :smirk:.

supertails19 March 11, 2013, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #240704

Before visiting the site, I said to myself “The first panel is going to say ‘What were you doing in there?’” And then the page loaded and I immediately threw my arms up in victory.

Also, I bet Lucy is using Paulo to play a trick on Mike. Like the next panel after “Let’s make out” was actually “No, I mean let’s make it LOOK like we made out. When Mike comes in, you look all sweaty and act cool, and it’ll make him go nuts.”

KG March 11, 2013, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #240705

Because of Paulo’s smile. If anything bad had actually happened, he would be feeling crazy guilty and wouldn’t be smiling while walking away. He knows something we don’t.

KG March 11, 2013, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #240706

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I have read your comments and so far I just have to ask: Do you like anyone other than Lucy? You seem to hate Paulo and Mike(that was not news to me), but Lily as well? She woke up Lucy before Mike noticed she was sleeping next to him(while he had a girlfriend) how can you hate Lily for delaying a disaster from happening?

Sure she also stopped Mike from seeing Lucy at the end of Just Beautiful and this prevented Mike from getting an eye opener, but Lily stopped Mike because Lucy has been through enough emotional suffering… adding more pain from an insincere apology is not going to help. Yes it was going to be insincere because he was only doing it for Sandy and even Lily could tell Mike had no shred of regret when she stopped him. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p29.html just look at panels 10, 11 and 12… tell me Mike looks like he is sorry and I will call you a liar. Please don’t make me call you a liar ;_;.

Well anyways AFTER Lily gave him that look and asked him to leave he looked sad, maybe even sorry for coming over to Lucy’s house. But I don’t think he feels remorseful over what he said to Lucy… at least not yet. it will take time for him to let his rage cool down long enough to see Lucy as a being with feelings.

@KG: Hah, that’s amazing. This is all some elaborate plot to trick us all just in time for April Fools XD. Lucy saying “let’s make out.” Paulo running out of Lucy’s dressing room like HE had been violated, Mike as the male lead in a play, and Sue on a rampage… it all adds up to this can’t possibly be happening. Oh wait then where is David? He needs to be part of this… or maybe this is all real D:.

supertails19 March 11, 2013, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #240707

PAULO GOT HIS DICK WET

synthyK March 11, 2013, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #240708

What a defense mechanism that is.

StushiJaguar March 11, 2013, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #240709

Maybe this is Mike’s chance to redeem himself. Lucy just needs to be open and happy~~

ohwait

&….Paulo?? D; WHAT DAFUQ DID YOU DO MAN! I HAD FAITH IN YOU :’o

silveryogurt March 11, 2013, 3:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #240710

I like how Mike flinches when he touches the doorknob. It’s like anything that has to do with Lucy just makes him act like an ***.
Yes, Mike, we know you had a thing going for Lucy and you tried to make a move on her when the flower wasn’t ready for some honey.
Now you’re trying to make yourself feel better by metaphorically tearing off her appendages, because you don’t want her to know how damn hot or good of a person she is, because you’re afraid she’ll throw that in your face.
Give it up sweetheart. You got Sandy, so why the hell not should Lucy have Paulo, huh?
Yes Lucy was mean, yes the comic started portraying her rough housing as actual acts of violence, and yes your infatuation with Sandy was at a peak when Lucy said she loved you. Still, you’re an idiot for grinning and bearing it, for exploding like a psycho because you couldn’t handle it beforehand, and for being unable to let go of Lucy even when you say you’re done with her. If you’re done with her, then why does she still bother you so much? Something you want to say, pretty boy?
It’s 1:47 A.M. here by the way, so pardon this extensive rant if it causes the rolling of eyes or sighing of chests. I’m pretty sure I’ll be doing the same when I look over this the next day with a fresh head, but still, I stand by my rant like a good ranter should.

Blank On Purpose March 11, 2013, 3:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #240711

Oh and is it just me, or am I the only one who feels like punching ALL of them in the face sometimes? You tell lies and hide truths, you give birth to drama and little monsters with sharp teeth that are gonna gnaw your insides away. Stop being idiots and start being honest.
God you think it would be so easy to do, but everyone is so afraid of getting their little feelings hurt.

Blank On Purpose March 11, 2013, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #240712

Everyone is assuming Paulo did something… Has anyone considered that, in her depression, Lucy was USING Paulo? It’s not uncommon and it would explain how this look. Paulo thinks he’s made progress, while Lucy only feels worse, because of what she did. Either that, or it just didn’t make her any happier.

EternalOne March 11, 2013, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #240713

Ah, man, this page is just ripe with possibilities. Did Paulo make out with Lucy? Did he mistakenly hear what he wanted instead of what she said? If they made out, did she suddenly push him away, or did he pull away? If they didn’t make out, did she just get mad and throw him out, or did he bail on his own?

So, so many options that this page offers, but it’s still dang near impossible to tell for sure. Miss Sith Lord is wearing that hood still, and because the shadow obscures her eyes, it’s impossible to tell if she’s just thinking, if she’s crying or trying not to cry, or if she’s ****** off. Or any combination of those options. Nice bit of work there. Makes sure that we only find out when she decides we’re allowed to find out. Might be in the next page, or the one after… Who knows?

Am I the only one that thinks that Mike looks really, really weird without his scarf?

Lost_Cookie March 11, 2013, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #240714

Hmmm

Random speculation but after thinking a bit longer
could Lucy have used Paulo, but not for what we all would think… For the play? To get in character of a cursed girl taken from her family, taken from her twin, as a baby?

Sidenote: Lucy’s only friend was Mike for the longest time because everyone else thought she was weird. Remember? And then suddenly in high school, everyone was like “she has body, sex and lust arrgghh” and she was like “wtf you all suck”
These kids have been through a lot. Lets not forget that.
Soooo…
Paulo is using his security blanket as always, although Id hoped he outgrew it, and Mike senses theres something amiss. He definitely still loves lucy, if only because she was his best friend, and…
this chapter will answer our prayers, I think.
That is all :3

silveryogurt March 11, 2013, 4:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #240715

@Blank On Purpose: They are still teenagers they have to make mistakes, learn from them and make things better on their own(occasionally worse). Since when have you seen any of them talking to their parents about their feelings? The reason is because they rather deal with everything on their own than rely on their parents. Believe it or not this actually happens quite often.

Also, it is okay to be afraid of having your feelings hurt as long as you don’t let it take control of your life. Hiding from somebody ( :unsure: ) in order to avoid having your ( Mad Lucy ) feelings hurt might not be wise if they can easily find you. Of course telling somebody else ( 8-) )about it might be bad as well… if you are worried for their health more than your own.

In other words: Lucy could be fine with being worried about her feelings getting hurt(it happens) as long as she doesn’t let fear of getting hurt again take over her life(if it is necessary to avoid leaving your home just because you don’t want to run into somebody, now that’s a problem). As for hiding from Mike, oh we can see how well that is going :(. Talking to Paulo or anyone else seems to just bring up more problems http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c52/p9.html and http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c48/p7.html this page plus a few panels from the page right after it.

Lucy is reaching a point where she has to open up, but she doesn’t want to because that will make Mike’s life miserable and she doesn’t want that for him… if she did Lucy would have told everyone what Mike did instead of just hiding it like some shameful secret.

Okay back to the point(that I danced around): Lucy will not be talking to her family about Mike’s actions because the consequences would be too great. Unfortunately, Lucy’s silence with her family has made them worry about her health. They feel any course of action they take would be justified and would be better than having Lucy depressed in her room. I’m worried that their next course of action would be detrimental to her already deteriorating emotional health. Moving her to a new location where she could make decent friends sounds good, but let’s just say I have my doubts.

Mike and Lucy need to resolve their issues otherwise Lucy will still feel this way and we all know that keeping what happened in December a secret won’t be good for either of them in the long run. Lucy for obvious reasons and Mike because he needs to see how one-sided he has been lately. Yay for late night conversations, well good night :).

supertails19 March 11, 2013, 4:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #240716

Why are people thinking something bad happened? All I see is they made out and Paulo had to leave. Now Lucy is sad and hiding because Mike came into the room. I’d be pretty scared of seeing one if they had emotionally scar’d me too.

Katie March 11, 2013, 5:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #240717

Paulo rushed out of that room fast and was nervous looking, either he had a successful make out with Lucy and she semi regrets it now or she/he tried to go further? Perhaps she wanted his D and he’s like OMG I IS AFRAID + 2 minutes till show time?

Marik March 11, 2013, 5:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #240718

Zero March 11, 2013, 6:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #240719

Duty calls 8-)

Midstrike March 11, 2013, 6:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #240720

8-D Wut. 8-D Duh. :question: F————k?
What just happened? Seriously. Can anyone update me on this?

Monas March 11, 2013, 6:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #240721

My brains are very confused now. O_O What the BCB happened in that room? And what will Lucy do? GOD DANG IT I NEED TO KNOW AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH-

Furball March 11, 2013, 7:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #240722

Huh. It looks like Paulo ended up chickening out of the makeouts at the last second. Well, by chickened out, I mean realized this wasn’t right.
Or he chickened out. Holy hell Lucy gives him the awkwards and hots.

Gentle Reader March 11, 2013, 7:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #240723

You know, depending on what went on in there, it would be reminiscent of
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p48.html then
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p49.html .

BlueCaptain March 11, 2013, 9:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #240724

I’ve got nothing but admiration for Paulo at the moment. Leaves a room flustered and embarrassed looking just like he got caught doing something hes ashamed of, one moment later the image of cool and he pulls it all the way through to the end. Honestly, I’d like to take lessons from him.

Alfador March 11, 2013, 9:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #240725

The one thing you talk about, is a bloody doorknob? XD

Wittmann March 11, 2013, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #240726

No Mike! Don’t do it! You’re gonna die! Oh wait… Go right on in.

Stickman18 March 11, 2013, 10:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #240727

…Is it just me, or does Lucy look GUILTY for some reason.

Rylan March 11, 2013, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #240728

@Oreo Clarity

The problem with that is she is UNSTABLE, shes hurting and feeling like she probably just wants to die or at least take away the pain. Otherwise she would never have said that this is typical upset hurt lucy only on a more extreme scale. Its not a about Paulo or emotions at all since it seems like they might not have seen each other till now. Now Paulo isn’t exactly a sumbag how the heck is he supposed to know this unless he’s a really observant friend? Plus he was nervous anyway but if he had just stopped to think before jumping in he woulda known something was terribly wrong (he usually does but this time he was probably out of it). This was pretty much a lose lose for her if they made out shes feeling bad if they didn’t shes feeling rejected. However if they DIDN’T theres still hope for Paulo since she won’t associate pain and healing with him like that, and see him as un-dateable. Some girls when they get depressed act just like that wanting to get rid of the pain and then feel disgusted with the guy that helped them (sexually) to his utter confusion.

The reason it makes NO SENSE that its mike shes upset with is because she didn’t know he was going back there. How would she know seriously?

Sammy March 11, 2013, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #240730

Dat smiiiiiirrrrrk~ 8-)

Pauloooooo what did you -actually- do?

melancholia March 11, 2013, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #240731

Obviously, that was only Lucy’s joke or Paulo’s daydream. I am still not sure what will happen next. The only thing I can make sure is that the word “L**’* m*** o**.” event was a good free advertisement, attracted 300 comments. Clever, Vera. :-\ At least ‘DCF’ projects ,—‘Design’ ‘Construct’ ‘Fund raise’ at the same time, are not always bad things, that may cause “Harbin ‘toufu’ bridges event” and “2011.7.23 high-speed railway accident” but that is also the key for BCB to keep fresh and keep the sense of surprise. :)

Henry Wang March 11, 2013, 11:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #240732

Obviously, that was only Lucy\\\’s joke or Paulo\\\’s daydream. I am still not sure what will happen next. The only thing I can make sure is that the word \\\”L**\\\’* m*** o**.\\\” event was a good free advertisement, attracted 300 comments. Clever, Vera. :-\\\\ At least \\\’DCF\\\’ projects ,—\\\’Design\\\’ \\\’Construct\\\’ \\\’Fund raise\\\’ at the same time, are not always bad things, that may cause \\\”Harbin \\\’toufu\\\’ bridges event\\\” and \\\”2011.7.23 high-speed railway accident\\\” but that is also the key for BCB to keep fresh and keep the sense of surprise. :)

Henry Wang March 11, 2013, 11:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #240733

@supertails19
The reason Mike starts really hating her is because he thinks he means nothing more than blanket. Think if He woke up first and saw Lucy laying next to him with her arms wrapped around I think that would have send the message that he is more than just a blanket, but what do I know.
Lily should have had Mike get a look at the Lucy he created to give him an idea. Maybe then he would see that she does actually love him and his words crushed her. It may have hurt Lucy to see Mike but it is something Mike needs to see. He has been oblivious to her pain since the Volume II don’t you think it would be good for him to see it? That may have been his one and only chance to see her and see the aftermath. She is going to hide the hurt from Mike because doesn’t want to bother him with her “problems”.

I have hated Lily since summer vacation, the rage just hasn’t resurfaced until now.
I don’t hate Abbey or Daisy, I told strider what it would take for me to stop hating Mike :)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 11, 2013, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #240734

F***. I really don’t understand why my cell phone often goes mad. How did Li Yanhong’s company design this softwave! 有没有人是百度的员工,华为的也行,给我一个解释!懂智能手机的极客能解决这问题吗?

Henry Wang March 11, 2013, 11:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #240735

I think Mike will get jelous of Paulo and want Lucy back

Gamer Girl March 11, 2013, 11:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #240736

I fricking LOVE Lucy in that last panel. I’m not sure why. Maybe because she looks so helpless, alone and scarred. Maybe because her tufts look beautiful underneath that hood. Maybe because she reminds me of Raven from the Teen Titans.

Either way, I’m curious to know what actually happened. Paulo’s clearly revelling in making Mike jealous, although his and Lucy’s expressions when they parted weren’t happy at ALL.

And Mike. He’s feeling the jealousy and he’s annoyed with himself for it. Damn straight, mister! :P You have no right to feel jealous!

ravengal March 11, 2013, 11:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #240737

Paulo didn’t look very happy when he was leaving the room (before he saw Mike) so my guess is that he either got rejected by Lucy and she’s now feeling guilty, or he chickened out again and instead said something stupid that made Lucy feel bad about her actions in the room.

But I’m really wondering how Mike and Lucy’s interaction is going to go. I’m really excited for Wed.

Lime Cake March 11, 2013, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #240738

@ravengal
Mike is jealous cause he wants to be single and have Lucy but he also wants Sandy 8-)

“I fricking LOVE Lucy in that last panel. I’m not sure why. Maybe because she looks so helpless, alone and scarred. Maybe because her tufts look beautiful underneath that hood.”-ravengal
So I am not alone thinking that :)


@Lime Cake
I think Lucy rejected Paulo, Paulo ran out and Lucy is now scared because she has face Mike alone, for the first time in weeks.

“But I’m really wondering how Mike and Lucy’s interaction is going to go. I’m really excited for Wed.”-Lime Cake
I am too :)

@Gamer Girl
One can only hope :(
But one can hope :)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 11, 2013, 12:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #240739

I really want to know how long they have been back in school now. Did the play start right after break?

I really want to see Ice Queen Lucy. Let her act her part and never speak to Mike again. I know that would break the Mike and Lucy shippers hearts but I think that is the only reaction she has left without leaving herself open for more ridicule. That whole fiasco wasn’t even a month ago in the BCB universe and you can bet that Lucy remembers every word that Mike said. If someone you thought was your friend said something like that to you, would you be able to look them in the face and smile? Could you even face them? If he wants her out of his life, then Lucy should respect that wish and cut him out of hers completely.

After this play, they will never speak again.

Fates March 11, 2013, 12:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #240740

Oh, ****, what’s with Lucy?

Redsilence March 11, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #240741

yeah, lucy, i’ve been there too. if nothing matters anymore, why should making out with someone count? Why care? at least it will make paulo happy. at least it’ll take your mind off of it. it’s nothing. everything is… nothing.

i hope she handles mike well. i hope she’s gonna be okay. but i doubt both.

indigo March 11, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #240742

God Mike is always trying extra hard to put on a mean face around her :I

I also really hope her and Paulo didn’t make out, because it would either that show she’s accepted Mike’s words (that no one can love her for who she is and she’s only liked for her looks) - or that she’s so far down depression lane that she simply can’t care about anything anymore. ._.

Laufente March 11, 2013, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #240743

Man they are really short. Or that doors knob is really high.

Demetrois March 11, 2013, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #240744

Er…I’m doubting that anything bad actually happened. Or maybe something awkward happened. Lucy is also probably like that because she doesn’t want to see Mike. Remember how she hide from him when he came home from Sandy’s fashion show? Yeah, I doubt she’s like that because of Paulo.

DarkCrystal828 March 11, 2013, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #240745

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I want Mike to see the damage he has done as well, but I want him to see Lucy in front of a crowd or in a situation where they won’t be around each other for too long. There needs to be witnesses or at least the chance of somebody walking by. Then Mike might think twice before he tries to hurt Lucy again. Right now the situation is not looking good… I was expecting for Mike to talk to Lucy face to face onstage and just talk to her while her back is turned right here. If he does see Lucy’s eyes right now then let him be speechless and have him think before he says anything. Mike will have to see Lucy again onstage anyways and they could sneak some emotional time as well.

To me this would seem much better than, Mike walking over to Lucy(while she was hiding behind the pile of snow) giving her an insincere apology he came up with on the spot and running away to go home and talk with Sandy :/. While Mike is onstage he can’t give an insincere apology(or else he’ll look like a jerk to the whole school :smirk: ) he’ll have to at least put some emotion/effort into it or else Mike will end up being the cause of Sue’s play failing and we both know he doesn’t want that.

Also, here is another reason why Lily stopping Mike was a good thing: Lucy hasn’t been outside for days(she’s been locking herself in her room for quite a while), do you think Lily was going to let Mike take away this moment from Lucy, by letting him make her cry again? I know you think Mike is going to be the one to make Lucy better again, but you don’t see anything wrong with the way Mike looked when he was walking over to Lucy? Lily noticed his look of irritation and decided it was best to send him away and put some guilt into him, so i’m agreeing with her decision. On to my point: Lily made the right move, it was to soon for Mike to see Lucy back then, and now Mike will be given a chance to see the damage he has done at a more opportune time(instead of just a short while after being TOLD to apologize to Lucy by his girlfriend :D).

@Fates: Lucy has been trying to remove herself from Mike’s life, but he hasn’t exactly been making it easy for her. After his speech in December Lucy sent Sandy a text saying she would leave Mike alone. Ever since then Lucy has been trying to hide from Mike: Locker, pile of snow and a hoodie are all examples of her using something to hide herself away from Mike… and look Mike found her hiding inside HER dressing room. Can’t Mike just take the hint already?

@Everyone: I will ask a very important question: Do you want Lucy to get a sincere apology from Mike or do you want her to get an apology that Mike was forced to make?

supertails19 March 11, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #240746

@Fates: I actually want them to be friends again. The question is: How will that happen? Well I see this play as being their last chance… so let’s see how it plays out. I want to find out if Sue has a serious ending planned for her play or if she is going to end on a lighthearted note. That could have some unpredictable effects on Mike and Lucy :unsure: Mad Lucy. In other words this is going to be an interesting play so let’s enjoy it while it lasts :P.

supertails19 March 11, 2013, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #240747

Without reading the whole lot of comments, I think there are three possible things that happened before Mike arrive.

1.They made out and it is just the awkwardness. (Probability: High)
2.Nothing happened at all because Paulo backed off.(Probability: High)
3.Paulo tried to harass Lucy because he misunderstood her.(Probability: Low)

I’m also not sure wether Mike is angry or worried (probably both).
Either way, I look forward to the next update.

OldMan March 11, 2013, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #240748

haha i can never wait can i 8-D

Toxic March 11, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #240749

omg…. took me 9 hours to fully read this story from the beginning, this rocks, but sucks that i finally caught up to it >

Manny March 11, 2013, 4:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #240750

Aaaaand guarenteed the next page is gonna be focused back on the play or on Sue or something and we’re not gonna find out what went on between paulo and lucy for another three chapters. I hope I’m wrong, but the story jumping does get annoying after a while because I feel like we never actually learn anything about what’s going on. We still don’t know what was up between Lucy and her family in the last chapter, and I really don’t want have to wait weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks to find out

MissShellGiraffe March 11, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #240751

Kinda makes me wonder how long Paulo was in there with her and whether they were actually just making out or doing something more. XD

I'll Eat Yourself March 11, 2013, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #240752

What is with everyone assuming that Paulo attacked Lucy?! Maybe he’s being a jerk to Mike, because he doesn’t like him. Keep in mind that Paulo originally went to talk to Lucy to confess his feelings for her—and that Mike hasn’t once spoken to Lucy since calling her a worthless, unloveable parasite. Maybe she’s covering up because she’s not too happy to see MIKE, not Paulo!
And Paulo’s right! It’s none of Mike’s damn business!

Abbadonna March 11, 2013, 4:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #240753

I think Paulo is smiling just to save face, after his expressions in the last comic.

Oh man, Mike looks sad, mad, and even ashamed! Though we all might want a different outcome, I think whatever happens, this is what we’ve all been waiting for!

Jinxed March 11, 2013, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #240754

@supertails19
Lucy went into the house right after Mike left… so really.
Lucy believes that Mike 100%(Taeshi said so in the Formspring) so right now the only one who can disprove that to Lucy is Mike. She needs an apology and to know that yes she as faults but she isn’t the source of everyone’s problems.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 11, 2013, 5:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #240755

yeeah paulo definatley banged lucy

wr3h March 11, 2013, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #240756

GODDAMNIT I HATE YOU SO MUCH PAULO!!!

bankai March 11, 2013, 5:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #240757

Paulo could just be trying to keep up his “cool and smooth” attitude when really he’s freaking out over what just happened, though I am not a PauloxLucy shipper myself I strongly do not believe he would do anything to hurt Lucy like some people are saying in the comments.

Mike though may get the wrong idea and typically have another emotional tantrum at her for his own selfish reasons.

Which Lucy dose NOT need anymore of right now.

Death of Ink March 11, 2013, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #240758

i seriously hope mike gets the “i no longer care about you hating me” treatment. Lucy seems to be no holds barred now, lord knows what she did to paulo. he got all mellow with jazz, now Lucy is throwing sucker punches.

DB March 11, 2013, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #240759

I LOVE PAULO! I love this comic!! Ekkk! <3 Can’t wait for more pages 8-) ;)

Alicia March 11, 2013, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #240760

@supertails19: Your comments have been so full of epic, reasong and logig this time :love: and as for your question, even if she received a sincere apology from Mike, that wouldn’t cover all the damage their relationship has suffered along and it wouldn’t repair the emotional struggle she has been into since that last talk they had :( and it won’t stop things from being awkward between them, only time could decide that…I think they need some time far away from each other (this could explain what her family was talking about in “Ten Seconds to Midnight) before they can be friends again, but still, things won’t be the same, that’s the saddest part to me ;_;

KarmaKitty March 11, 2013, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #240761

:question: Lucy looks as if she feels dirty
D: and Paulo is acting so weird!! Furious Abbey so confused
Still love it though

Sami March 11, 2013, 8:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #240762

@karmakitty,
Christ, It was an outburst not the freaking titanic sinking. Yeah it was a hard hit but lucy will recover and things will return to somewhat normal. All that’s needed is the first step.

@Supertails19,
About your question, yes and no, I personally don’t think a sincere apology is going to happen. I mean Mike does still think he’s right, just now he regrets going as far as he did. So while he may apologize for exploding that would be as far as a sincere apology would go, if he says he was wrong about what he said at any time then it’s not ever going to be sincere and become more him saying what others want him to say. In that regard, if he does go that far and takes back EVERYTHING he said then it feels to me like they’ll be going back to square one. Not a good thing as Lucy is finally evolving as a character and Mike is as well in a lesser extent as he’s becoming less and less the worlds doormat.

@wat,
Relax, if someone is saying that Paulo sexually assaulted lucy they are probably playing for shock laughs. Nobody here really believes that Paulo would go THAT far. The rest suspect SOMETHING did go on in there, just not that.

strider March 11, 2013, 8:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #240763

YOU GUYS HAVE SUCH A LOW OPINION OF PAULO. Furious Abbey

Yea, he acts like a player and a jerk, but we’ve seen enough of him to know that’s all a front. He really cares about his friends, and it’s highly unlikely for him to sexually assault Lucy. If ya’ll kindly remember how he passed up a chance when she was crying in his room because, gee, I dunno, he REALLY CARES ABOUT HER? There’s so much more to come. Mad Lucy

Wat March 11, 2013, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #240764

Mike’s face in the first panel says it all.
Why can’t he just admit to himself that he still cares for Lucy? It’s not cheating on your girlfriend to be friends with another girl. The sooner you stop trying to be Sandy’s white knight, the sooner you and Lucy can put all of this drama behind you.

honeybee March 11, 2013, 8:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #240765

@supertails19
I think this top panel always kind of proofs my point she feels worthless
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p51.html Man someone help that poor girl.

@honeybee
“It’s not cheating on your girlfriend to be friends with another girl.”-honeybee
Yeah I think Mike doesn’t believe that.
Panel 3~~~>http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p16.html

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 11, 2013, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #240767

O.o What happened in there before Mike came? :question:

Michelle March 11, 2013, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #240768

@Sammy I know what you are talking about. Lucy for the last few chapters has been quiet and to me she feels distant, so her asking Paulo to make out was probably on impulse. Similar how she wanted Paulo to comfort her in the chapter “Another Shoulder” (pg 11 and 12) and also their whole interaction in the chapter “Pick Me Up” (pgs 7 thru 11). What seems to bother me is that Taeshi let us into Lucy’s thoughts most the time, until Mike told Lucy off. Now she’s changed up her storytelling and not letting us as readers know what Lucy, Mike or Paulo are thinking anymore. That makes us freak out cause we usually have a “feel” of what’s going on, and now we don’t. Since we can’t read Lucy’s thoughts anymore it seems that she is indeed emotionally unstable. To me she feels …cold to everything, like numb to any pain due to the trauma of rejection. I think that the next 2 pages are going to be something special as Taeshi mentioned that they’re her fav pages on Twitter ;)

Oreo Clarity March 11, 2013, 9:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #240769

@Sammy I may have misquoted Taeshi, she said NEXT Wed and Fri were her fave pages. sorry! :unsure:

@Wat Definitely agree with you about Paulo. Everybody’s expecting the worst from him, when actually he’s probably the most “real” person in the cast. I think it’s just haters gonna hate (and troll)

Oreo Clarity March 11, 2013, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #240770

Mike looks childlike and innocent with those big eyes. Also, Lucy doesn’t look like she’s okay with what just happened. Does she know what she’s doing anymore?

JEEVES March 11, 2013, 10:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #240771

The doorknob rising was a visual metaphor to indicate another knob rising.

Quaddy March 11, 2013, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #240772

Nikita’s comment isn’t first…
It isn’t even… There… At all…
THE WORLD IS ENDING! D:

SaphiraN March 11, 2013, 10:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #240773

@strider: CHRIST! I’m just trying to say that things between Mike & Lucy won’t be the same again, even if he apologizes from the bottom of his heart, they won’t be the good old friends we got to see in the early chapters of BCB. I’m not saying Lucy is going to be depressed forever, I think she’ll have a personal growth and get stronger from all this experience…

KarmaKitty March 11, 2013, 10:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #240774

@JEEVES
So it isn’t just me who is thinks she is upset and it has to do with Paulo.

@Quaddy
XD XD XD You made my day

@Oreo Clarity
“I may have misquoted Taeshi, she said NEXT Wed and Fri were her fave pages.”- Oreo Clarity
Does that mean we get some Mike and Lucy interaction which we have craved since August 28th 2012!

@supertails19
To add on.
I think an apology from Lucy is in the near future. I can just feel it. *mediates*

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 11, 2013, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #240775

@karmakitty,

I just meant you were being a tad overdramatic. It sounded like you were talking about the aftermath of a horrific catastrophe. Also a bit like mike has been destroying lucy for a long time.

strider March 11, 2013, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #240776

@strider
Have you read Volume II? Mike is a complete ****en ******* to her!

HERE:http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p3.html
AND:http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p5.html
AND:http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p6.html
So you think this ok?
IF you need more I can find more! But this is the worst! Until “December”.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 11, 2013, 11:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #240777

You do recall that ^that occurred after this:

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p30.html

and this

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p31.html

Also he wasn’t really being a dick to her, the first page was really him going about his day. the other two was lucy, I don’t know what, but it doesn’t really build a case of mike being a dick. Those were thoughts in Lucy’s head, not really mike doing anything bad to her. Beyond that, leading up to December, he was distancing himself from her, again not really being a dick just trying to either A) sort something out for himself or B) he was still ticked about Lucy flinging herself at Paulo after she seemed to deliver a “heart felt” confession to him. Anyone would be ticked, in mike-o-vision it probably seemed she didn’t mean her confession and was just trying to come between him and sandy.

strider March 11, 2013, 11:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #240778

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: An apology from Mike is expected in the future… the problem is whether it is being forced out of him or he himself attempts to apologize for what he has done. I have an idea: why don’t you just read the responses from @KaraKitty and @strider hopefully they will make sense to you because i’m getting the feeling I might be confusing you :x.

Lucy was going to run into her house and hide anyways because Mike showed up… so really :smirk:. In all seriousness: Mike and Lucy were just not ready to see each other again so soon. Mike seeing Lucy was not going to magically make him realize he messed up(back when Lily stopped him).They needed time apart… yes it sucked for Lucy but at least Mike(hopefully) had more time to mature. If not this discussion is kind of moot o__o.

Also, for your “she feels worthless” comment: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p10.html I’m pretty sure she already knows, so can you please quit mentioning it like a broken record. It’s not bad enough Lucy gets treated like she is worthless, but she also gets told she is worthless, and might just be acting that way as well, so yeah I’m pretty sure Lucy is feeling down on herself right now :(. Does it mean i’m going to be happy about it? No :nope:.

Edit: @TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Mike has been heartless lately but please quit acting like he was the only one that ever made a mistake. I have made mistakes in the past as well, does that mean I deserve to be constantly hated by people on the internet? … I really hope not D:.

supertails19 March 11, 2013, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #240779

im really excited to see how this will all play out! :D i don’t think that something bad happened in there, paulo is grinning like he just did something great, and even though lucy is frowning it’s probably just because of mike. he’s always overreacting when it comes to paulo/lucy

but then again this is just a paulo/lucy shipper’s theory. :smirk:

Whimsicott March 11, 2013, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #240780

@strider
THOSE THERE ARE HER BIRTHDAY!!! He talked to Daisy and ignored Lucy! The others are showing some quotes and how miserable she is!
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p31.html<~~~~ Her life is kind of crashing and Mike just rubs it in!

@supertails19
No but Mike is been a dick to Lucy throughout Volume II and Strider is ignoring it! maybe I should ignore him.
“Mike seeing Lucy was not going to magically make him realize he messed up”-supertails19
Yes but at least he could see her. If seeing her in that state doesn’t make him feel bad I doubt he will until it hits him in the face(not literally) or he is forced to.

@supertails19
“Mike has been heartless lately but please quit acting like he was the only one that ever made a mistake. I have made mistakes in the past as well, does that mean I deserve to be constantly hated by people on the internet? … I really hope not”-supertails19
I am really making look that way? O.o Not my goal… No at least people start feeling guilt. IF I need to I can find moments where almost each character is feeling some guilt, including Mike(when he was 13) and Lucy…we beat that horse to death already.

@supertails19
“n apology from Mike is expected in the future… the problem is whether it is being forced out of him or he himself attempts to apologize for what he has done.”-supertails19
How about page 14 or 15? Who is going to force him? Sue? * grabs Sue* Don’t ruin this please ._.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 11, 2013, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #240781

@therealsomeone,

I could be a dick here, but i’ll try and be rational. At that point (the birthday) she should expect nothing from him considering he’s still pretty ticked and obviously not on speaking terms with her. Also since no one corrected his viewpoint he has the right to “rub it in” (and he really wasn’t rubbing it in, he was ticked off at lucy for jumping at Paulo that he had JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT). Let’s see, she confesses, he shoots her down because he’s in a relationship THAT SHE KNOWS ABOUT, she tells the group and they treat him like a scumbag because he didn’t go gaga for lucy, then later finds out that afterwards she seemingly was on Paulo like a dog in heat. At least from his perspective, remember we saw what happened in there, he didn’t and it doesn’t seem anyone corrected his perspective. You have to remember we have the advantage of the fourth wall, he doesn’t, so him being angry with lucy is understandable. I’m sorry but your case really doesn’t support a case for dick-mike, just a ticked off mike.

strider March 11, 2013, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #240782

I say let paulo have lucy. She is more trouble than she is worth and a cluster #### full of problem. Mike is best leaving lucy alone since she causes nothing but problems. ###mit to heck about her psyche mike was right to tell her off cause she is not learning from her mistakes. Also paulo i still a douche he hurt jazz and he deserves the worst…period.

wonkybird March 12, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #240783

@strider
a)She didn’t tell the group!!! They pressured her.
b)She told him, not expecting him to drop Sandy, but she felt he deserved to know!
c)She was hurt because it took a lot of courage tell him that and he acts like it isn’t a big deal and her feelings for him mean nothing!
d)She needs lots of emotion support sadly :( Mike wasn’t there to help to her, he just let her suffer. Paulo maned up and tried to help Lucy.
e)She wanted to have sex with Paulo so he wouldn’t leave her like Mike did. Which Paulo does sadly leave Lucy.
f)Mike doesn’t understand just because she needs a lot emotion support and she can get it from others. Like NORMAL PEOPLE she seeks others for comfort. Mike needs to learn that!

Mike is control freak it is that simple, and Lucy’s insecure and dependent personality unfortunately is easy prey for control freaks.
Mike threatens to take away her friends! Criticizes her and cuts her down for trying to get over him. If he hates her why does he CARE?!?

He assumes the worst of Lucy and treats her like she is nothing but pond scum, without even talking to her. He doesn’t see things, first of all she doesn’t call him names or hits him but does he notice that? Nope. Honestly back to what I said to @supertails19 earlier if Lily let Mike wake up and find Lucy sleeping next to him, that would show him that she does care and he does mean something. He is rubbing it in “So much for your confession” he took a moment of weakness and desperation and basically rubbed it her face! She lost it when she was around Paulo she “Lost” Mike again. She needs support when she goes through emotional turmoil we all do. And Mike just can’t understand and treats her like ****.

If this hasn’t convinced you to stop being a Mike White Knight.
Yes Lucy made mistakes, so did Paulo, Daisy, Abbey, Tess, but they all tried to change for the better. We see almost ever character mature through out Volume II. The exceptions are Mike and Lucy. Mike is just being a control freak *******, and Lucy is struggling with her emotions.

OH Also we see Lucy puts in an effort to change for Mike and he still treats her like ****!

@wonkybird
Wow just wow…

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 12, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #240784

Something tells me Paulo didn’t go through with Lucy’s offer. There facial expressions aren’t helping me make anything of this either…

asdf March 12, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #240785

@strider: lol but he only ‘destroyed’ her once in “December”, that’s why I said she has been into an emotional struggle since their last talk, even though before that conversation he was already acting distant & cold towards her, like the birthday thing you and others have been discusing lately…I don’t tend to take sides, I’m not a Mike Hater and I don’t plain to say he’s a monster or such, he has his reasons to act like that…

KarmaKitty March 12, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #240786

@therealsomeone,

A) I would love to get pressure like that during S.E.R.E. (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) school. In all seriousness though, they didn’t really pressure as much as….. asked.

B)Yeah that doesn’t sound much better. So she didn’t want to break them up, just emotionally conflict one of her supposed best friends. She must have known that confessing to her best friend isn’t going to be easy on him. Especially while he’s dealing with a long distance relationship.

C)See above, she didn’t seem to give two craps about HIS emotions then.

D)Mike isn’t her freaking babysitter, He can’t be there everytime she gets an emotional booboo. He’s got his own life to live.

E)Paulo is in the same boat, he’s got his life to live. Plus I said we know that they didn’t have sex and that lucy was messed up. I’m just trying to explain mike’s perspective.

F)No he ****ing doesn’t, listen i’m trying to be civil here but that tears it. Mike needs to live his life, that’s ALL that’s expected of him. He’s not expected to be Lucy’s damn therapist, he’s a teenage boy for ****’s sake.

I’ve admitted a loooong time ago that mike may have been a bit extreme in December and that he screwed up in that regard. But dangit, the guy is not a monster, just a teen who was pushed to the edge by his supposed best friend. You try to play him out like some sort villain, but play up lucy like she’s a damn saint. They both screwed up, get over it.

@Karmakitty,
Sorry if I blew up at you a bit. It was just a bit overdramatic from my standpoint, but that was also probably because of me reading someone’s posts. Yeah mike wasn’t exactly Mr. sensitive, but to be played up like a monster by “certain” people really grinds my gears.

strider March 12, 2013, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #240787

I wish Mike would remember that it really isnt his business…

His constant judgement is only going to cause more problems weather or not they did make out. Boy, get out of her life and let her deal with it on her own. You make yourself look bad. :/

Batty March 12, 2013, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #240788

Once again, I must proclaim that you’re an *** for doing this to us. Goodbye. :nope:

paulosawesome March 12, 2013, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #240789

@strider: no probs, sorry if you felt like I was overeacting or mad at you, it’s just that English ins’t my mother language and I may not express myself properly D:

KarmaKitty March 12, 2013, 2:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #240790

Something tells me Paulo isn’t being smug about a kiss. Just in that period of time, Lucy could have told him what was going down. He could be planning something. Mike’s ‘little talk’ with her is going to come back and bite him. He’s not going to get away with it like he initially thought he would.

Rokushion March 12, 2013, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #240791

@Rokushion: Paulo’s smirk means for me one of these:

-He got to make out with Lucy and slipped the ‘I love you Lucy’ he was meant to say in first place, or at least he got the last, because that looks like a self-sastified smile, like he accomplished his goal with a lil’ bonus.

-This is part of his Cool Facade 8-) and we all know how he tends to act around Mike and it’s something like this.

Whatever Mike says to Lucy won’t change the fact that the whole play is going to be full of masked awkwardness, I just hope it keeps like that and it doesn’t get to ruin the play for Sue’s mental peace

KarmaKitty March 12, 2013, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #240792

I sense a disturbance coming this way. Also your colors make me so happy. <3

Ashe March 12, 2013, 3:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #240793

@Ashe,

Oh believe me, the jedi are definitely going to feel this one.

strider March 12, 2013, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #240799

Rebounds… rebounds everywhere…

thedragon133 March 12, 2013, 6:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #240800

@OldMan: The way your write comment really like once I did recently. But it seems that forecasts never work, Miss. Vera is clever enough to avoid reader’s forecasts. p.s. but I agree with your opinion. And, are you really an “old” man? At least older than me.

Henry Wang March 12, 2013, 6:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #240801

this is it :x

auto March 12, 2013, 8:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #240802

Wayulp… There’s a storm a-comin’…

Old_Man_Lost_Cookie March 12, 2013, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #240803

But really, I agree with Ashe. I sense SOMETHING coming, and it seems big. maybe not literally big, but story-wise, it’s a MOAB.

Lost_Cookie March 12, 2013, 10:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #240804

@strider
“Mike is control freak it is that simple, and Lucy’s insecure and dependent personality unfortunately is easy prey for control freaks.
Mike threatens to take away her friends! Criticizes her and cuts her down for trying to get over him. If he hates her why does he CARE?!?

He assumes the worst of Lucy and treats her like she is nothing but pond scum, without even talking to her. He doesn’t see things, first of all she doesn’t call him names or hits him but does he notice that? Nope. Honestly back to what I said to @supertails19 earlier if Lily let Mike wake up and find Lucy sleeping next to him, that would show him that she does care and he does mean something. He is rubbing it in “So much for your confession” he took a moment of weakness and desperation and basically rubbed it her face! She lost it when she was around Paulo she “Lost” Mike again. She needs support when she goes through emotional turmoil we all do. And Mike just can’t understand and treats her like ****.

If this hasn’t convinced you to stop being a Mike White Knight.
Yes Lucy made mistakes, so did Paulo, Daisy, Abbey, Tess, but they all tried to change for the better. We see almost ever character mature through out Volume II. The exceptions are Mike and Lucy. Mike is just being a control freak *******, and Lucy is struggling with her emotions.

OH Also we see Lucy puts in an effort to change for Mike and he still treats her like ****!”-TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone
Did you even read this?
If you love someone are you going to keep it bottled up forever?

“Mike isn’t her freaking babysitter, He can’t be there everytime she gets an emotional booboo. He’s got his own life to live.”-strider
Then tell me why he criticizes her,cuts her down, and gets ****** when she tries to seek others for help?

“lol but he only ‘destroyed’ her once in “December”, that’s why I said she has been into an emotional struggle since their last talk, even though before that conversation he was already acting distant & cold towards her”-KarmaKitty
I don’t know about you but if you stop being someone’s friend because they love you, you are dick in my book.

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c51/p13.html
Panel 17 to end

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c64/p5.html
Panel 8,9, and 10 Not her babysitter huh?

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p17.html
She doesn’t care about his feelings?

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p22.html
Yet again she doesn’t care about his happiness?

If you still don’t see then I am done talking to you about Mike(except in present). Sound good?

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 12, 2013, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #240806

@therealsomeone,

Okay, I could deconstruct each of those arguments piece by piece from the timing that they happened to each individual mental state. I could keep arguing this till the cows come home. But let’s face it your anger at mike seems to be a high possibility that it’s solely because he hurt poor precious little lucy. I would site double standard but I do not have enough proof of that, but it’s close like a nat’s length. But you seem to be hell bent on turning Mike into the monster he isn’t and lucy into the damsel in distress. Your one sidedness does make me wonder if the roles were reversed would you still attack mike and defend lucy

strider March 12, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #240807

Regardless of what actually happened in the room, the smugness was a skillful play on Paulo’s part. Clearly he is aware of Mike’s possessiveness of this girl, despite his disdain for her, and he chooses to defy that sense of ownership by insinuating that something which happened to Lucy is not for Mike to know.

In essence, it was probably the most passive way possible of saying “She’s not yours anymore.” to Mike.

Orion March 12, 2013, 3:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #240808

Ignoring the Mike drama going on in the comments, I personally think—rather than Paulo going too far—Lucy might have tried to go too far? And then Paulo freaked out, and tried to save face in front of Mike. Now Lucy just feel rejected and (in her own mind) sees further confirmation of what Mike told her.

Or I’m completely off base. WHATEVER, MAN.

And now as an addition to the comments, I think we all need to realize these are all characters with their own personal flaws and reasoning behind their attitudes. We’re not going to agree with that reasoning all the time—just as we may not agree with how Mike is handling the situation and may criticize/dislike him for it—but it would do to at least understand where they’re coming from.

I’m not going to lean one way or the other (as I personally have no problems with any of the characters), just thought I’d throw my two cents in. :O

@MissShellGiraffe

WATCH THIS HAPPEN. JUST WATCH IT.

Ozma March 12, 2013, 4:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #240809

@strider
“Your one sidedness does make me wonder if the roles were reversed would you still attack mike and defend lucy”-strider
IF Mike was an insecure and very co-dependent person, and IF Lucy was an abused, hypocritical, selfish, control bitch. Trust me I would be a Lucy hater. :/

“high possibility that it’s solely because he hurt poor precious little lucy”-strider.
NO ****!I generally characters hate characters who are mean. I don’t generally hate characters who are nice or try to be. But I guess I am weird.
It’s that generally what dicks and *** holes do right? Is hurt people?
She was abusive in the past yes. But she changed! Not to better herself, Not to mature or grow up, but she did it for Mike! Who she loves! And he ignores her and her efforts, crushing her further when she has come to face with the fact that Mike loves Sandy and will never love her! And he rubs it in her face by refusing to even be her friend anymore! I would call that being a dick!

“But you seem to be hell bent on turning Mike into the monster he isn’t and lucy into the damsel in distress”-strider
Monster? I never said a thing. So where are you getting monster? If you think people who are mean and heartless are monsters cool by me.
Define distress: great pain, anxiety, or sorrow; acute physical or mental suffering; affliction; trouble. <~~~ That sounds like Lucy to me. You need a link to one of the many moments?

“I would site double standard but I do not have enough proof of that, but it’s close like a nat’s length”-strider
So you don’t have proof? It has to be in volume II or later! Not volume I.

“I could deconstruct each of those arguments piece by piece”-strider
So you didn’t even read my arguments? Then why I am replying to your comment if you don’t have the time to even look or read my arguments?

@Orion

“Regardless of what actually happened in the room, the smugness was a skillful play on Paulo’s part. Clearly he is aware of Mike’s possessiveness of this girl, despite his disdain for her, and he chooses to defy that sense of ownership by insinuating that something which happened to Lucy is not for Mike to know.

In essence, it was probably the most passive way possible of saying “She’s not yours anymore.” to Mike.”-Orion
That pretty awesome right there. :)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 12, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #240810

@Chinatsu is right.

The Pornographer March 12, 2013, 4:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #240811

@TheRealSomeone: You’re being the only dick in there for threatening people just because they have different opinions towards yours and your favorite characters :/ If you had paid more attention to my comments, you’d see that I don’t take sides, so I don’t think Mike it’s a monster and I don’t think that Lucy is an abusive bitch or a crying baby Furious Abbey I don’t know what makes you think that Mike stopped being friends with Lucy just because she loves him…Isn’t it obvious that he never got to see that all the ‘abuse’ Lucy put him trough was because she was afraid to show her true feelings for him? And it wasn’t a big help that Sandy made her look like an Abusive Bitch with her comments about her and don’t forget that just one week after Lucy confessed to Mike, he found out that she was ‘rebounding’ with Paulo, even if they barely kissed, but because Mike wasn’t here he just pictured the worst scenario possible. I do think that the last conversation in “December” went way far because calling someone a parasite and telling that person nobody can love them for who they are, is indeed a dick move. If you’re calling me a dick because I don’t defend Lucy like you do or I don’t get to hate Mike, too bad for you, because if just shows you don’t are open to others opinion and therefore, you don’t respect someone who thinks different than you :/

KarmaKitty March 12, 2013, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #240812

@therealsomeone,

to be clear, my earlier reply was my way of saying “i’m done” and wasn’t meant to be replied to. I did read your arguments, i’m just done wasting my time with a closed minded fool. Mike has his faults just like lucy has hers, neither is some innocent perfect character, it’s not that black and white. That’s all, i’m done arguing with you because at this point i’m banging my head against a wall.

strider March 12, 2013, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #240813

Love Paulo’s response.

Thompson De' Medici March 12, 2013, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #240814

@KarmaKitty
O.o… Wow I am being threatening? I don’t see it! HELP ME ._. I don’t think Mike is a monster why does everything THINK THAT!?! Furious Abbey I think he is mean and selfish! NOT A MONSTER!

“I don’t think that Lucy is an abusive bitch or a crying baby”-karmakitty
She wasn’t always nice to Mike in volume I BUT she started being nice to him :) Would it kill Mike to take notice! :/
She isn’t a cry baby! She just is insecure and has some dependency problems.

” I don’t know what makes you think that Mike stopped being friends with Lucy just because she loves him…Isn’t it obvious that he never got to see that all the ‘abuse’ Lucy put him trough was because she was afraid to show her true feelings for him”-Karamkitty
Umm well he seems to avoid her and pretend she isn’t there after she confesses that is why I think that.

“If you’re calling me a dick because I don’t defend Lucy like you do or I don’t get to hate Mike”-Karamkitty
Where the hell did that come from?

“because if just shows you don’t are open to others opinion and therefore, you don’t respect someone who thinks different than you”-Karmakitty
You make me feel like bigot! ._.

“I do think that the last conversation in “December” went way far because calling someone a parasite and telling that person nobody can love them for who they are, is indeed a dick move”-Karmakitty
We agree?

“And it wasn’t a big help that Sandy made her look like an Abusive Bitch with her comments about her and don’t forget that just one week after Lucy confessed to Mike, he found out that she was ‘rebounding’ with Paulo, even if they barely kissed, but because Mike wasn’t here he just pictured the worst scenario possible”
Actually it’s Mike who made Lucy look like and abusive bitch. LISTEN he seems to only tell Sandy about the bad… he doesn’t seem to remember the good ._.
I still don’t understand why Mike care. Mike has Sandy… so why does he care about Lucy?


@Karmakitty
I am NOT shooting down your opinions! I am(trying) to just state my owe in the matter. My goal is not to offend anyone, I am just rather amazed that… I don’t know. I generally don’t like mean people. I don’t hate Mike for his actions(really). I rather hate him for failing to see the hurt he is causing and how good he has it. He has a good family, good grades, a good school, a nice good girl friend, and a lot of friends… And he thinks he is miserable? Mike doesn’t seemed depressed. Lucy however does seem that way, Taeshi did say that Lucy believes everything Mike said in “December” so she feels nothing. Her family seemed to upset her… so she probably feels alone right now.

IF you bothered to read my long comment thank you.
IF you are offended I am sorry ._. That isn’t my goal and I return to being a lurker.

@strider
We seem to agree. Based on your last comment.
Also I am sorry… I feel like a bigot now ._.
Back to lurking I go. Farewell and goobye

~BCB’s Bigot

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 12, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #240815

@strider hey man were all friends here. Cmon i mean this goes for both @TheRealSomeone and everyone else. Were all going to have different opinions on this and no one is technically wrong :D so lets all stop fighting (more or less just stop being so aggressive) It is quite the feat however that this many people enjoy this comic enough to have such strong feelings for it, lets use that as a common good to bring people together? D:

XxsnowxX March 12, 2013, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #240816

@TheRealSomeone: ‘threatening’ is a strong word, sorry for using it so carelessly, it’s just that at that point I have had seen you arguing with others about Mike, and by the way you talk about him and defend Lucy, we tend to think you’re another Mike hater XD

“I don’t know about you but if you stop being someone’s friend because they love you, you are dick in my book.” -TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

This response of yours to one of my comments made me feel like you were calling me a dick, sorry for misinterpreting :( It’s just that I’ve received comments scolding me before just because my comments mean to them that I don’t like certain character or I’m defending other and stuff Furious Abbey It really annoys me when I see people that take this stuff so seriously and personal and even get offended, like if we were talking about one of their friends or their family ._. when in reality we’re talking just about ficitional characters. So I’m so sorry if I offended you or made you feel bad :unsure: and I don’t blame you or hate you for not liking Mike, it’s pretty understandable why you don’t like him and I respect that :)

KarmaKitty March 12, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #240817

@KarmaKitty Thats better :D

XxsnowxX March 12, 2013, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #240818

@Karmakitty
:) I am sorry I feel tears coming from my eyes.
“sorry for misinterpreting” -karmakitty
its not just you. I am not very good at getting my point across and what sounds good and clear to me isn’t always, so don’t worry no problems. :) Ask supertails19, he(I think) has put up with my ****** typing and poor explanations for far too long XD

@supetails19
I miss our discussions! ._.
But what I have said about this page that is worth discussing?

@XxsnowxX
OMG its the friendship hippie! I am joking man! We need referees like you more often.

“Were all going to have different opinions on this and no one is technically wrong “- when its come BCB, Taeshi is always right! XD

@karmakitty
English in my only language….

@supertails19
Are my comments offending

“@supertails19
No but Mike is been a dick to Lucy throughout Volume II and Strider is ignoring it! maybe I should ignore him.
“Mike seeing Lucy was not going to magically make him realize he messed up”-supertails19
Yes but at least he could see her. If seeing her in that state doesn’t make him feel bad I doubt he will until it hits him in the face(not literally) or he is forced to.

@supertails19
“Mike has been heartless lately but please quit acting like he was the only one that ever made a mistake. I have made mistakes in the past as well, does that mean I deserve to be constantly hated by people on the internet? … I really hope not”-supertails19
I am really making look that way? O.o Not my goal… No at least people start feeling guilt. IF I need to I can find moments where almost each character is feeling some guilt, including Mike(when he was 13) and Lucy…we beat that horse to death already.

@supertails19
“n apology from Mike is expected in the future… the problem is whether it is being forced out of him or he himself attempts to apologize for what he has done.”-supertails19
How about page 14 or 15? Who is going to force him? Sue? * grabs Sue* Don’t ruin this please”

You haven’t responded to these
I am afraid you don’t like me right now :(

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 12, 2013, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #240819

@TheRealSomeone: Yeah, it happens to me too, English isn’t my mother language, so I may not be expressing myself the way I want XD I’m glad that in the end we even share some points of view :)

KarmaKitty March 12, 2013, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #240820

@karmakitty
“English isn’t my mother language”-karamakitty
Is it Russian by chance? I always to met a Russian and to learn some Russian.
Oh sorry if assuming you’re Russian offends you. :(

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 12, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #240821

@TheRealSomeone: No, it isn’t and it does not offend me, no worries :P Actually my first language is Spanish, but have been studying English for over 10 years by myself and I’m actually trying to learn Japanese the same way

KarmaKitty March 12, 2013, 6:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #240822

@XxsnowxX & @therealsomeone,

Sorry if I came off a little blunt. I wasn’t trying to convert, I was trying to show the other side of the coin. It’s kind of a thing of mine, I hate seeing people make judgements without observing both sides of the pasture. Since @therealsomeone had the lucy side I was bringing up the mike side. That’s all, I didn’t mean to make anyone feel bad or anything like that, i’m just very brutal when it comes to observations.

strider March 12, 2013, 8:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #240823

O_O I leave this site for about a day and this happens… So much passion for this comic :D.

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I didn’t reply to your comments recently because I have been busy lately, that’s the same reason why I haven’t been talking to everybody just like before… Sorry :(.

In order: 1)I’m more worried about Mike feeling bad about what he did to Lucy and apologizing in FRONT of others. There is a good chance that the others might try and hurt Mike if he confesses to what he has done in front of them… should have been more clear about that.

2)“Mike has been heartless lately but please quit acting like he was the only one that ever made a mistake. I have made mistakes in the past as well, does that mean I deserve to be constantly hated by people on the internet? … I really hope not”-supertails. I said this only because you were acting like Mike deserves to be hated for making mistakes… He is a teenager we have all made mistakes and we are bound to make mistakes in the future as well… nobody is perfect ;_;. At least give Mike a chance to change his attitude first okay? Lucy didn’t change her ways for 40+ chapters… and it’s barely been a month(in BCB time) since December happened. Being so mad to the point where you wish they were dead seems excessive. But that’s just my opinion, I can also understand, your opinion of Mike as well. It’s nice that you get so passionate in your defense of Lucy :).

3)Oh and by others I’m not just talking about Sue (XD), Sue is not the only one watching the play ;).I am very doubtful about Mike and Lucy being able to keep December as a dirty little secret… also I think Mike himself is going to be revealing that secret himself(not because he has to but because he wants to). I know I sound crazy talking about this like it is actually going to happen, but I like hearing what others think… I just do :|.

Don’t worry about me not liking you, it’s going to take a lot for me to not like you. I just get overemotional sometimes like a certain someone I know :unsure:. There is one way to tick me off though and it is becoming the “MY WAY IS RIGHT NOTHING YOU SAY WILL EVER CHANGE MY MIND HURR-HURR” kind of person… at least give the opinions of others a chance. I read everybody’s comments and I take each one of them and i’ll occasionally change my viewpoint. Being close-minded is a great way to act just like Mike. Don’t try just looking at the bad and ignoring the good just like Mike did :x.

@KarmaKitty: “It really annoys me when I see people that take this stuff so seriously and personal and even get offended, like if we were talking about one of their friends or their family when in reality we’re talking just about ficitional characters.” -KarmaKitty. I think I have been guilty of this in the past, particularly with Mike, Lucy, Daisy and Paulo… my life and the people I am around are way too connected to this comic. Although, I try to keep those feelings out of it and keep myself unbiased. Sometimes I fail though… sorry :(.

@strider: Sorry I didn’t realize the conversation you 2 were going to have was going to end like that D:. I hope you feel better. Also, I agree with you point that no one is innocent in all of this(well at least not in Mike and Lucy’s circle of friends). Sadly, they each have done their part in contributing to the drama ._..

supertails19 March 12, 2013, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #240824

@supertails19,

Haha, neither did I till it did go that way. Unfortunately my “mouth” gets me into a lot of trouble. It’s how I was raised, never back down from a fight and all that, haha, I won’t shut up even if it gets me slugged right in the mouth.

strider March 12, 2013, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #240826

@supertails19
Good to see you back :)
“Mike has been heartless lately but please quit acting like he was the only one that ever made a mistake. I have made mistakes in the past as well, does that mean I deserve to be constantly hated by people on the internet? … I really hope not”-supertails. I said this only because you were acting like Mike deserves to be hated for making mistakes… He is a teenager we have all made mistakes and we are bound to make mistakes in the future as well… nobody is perfect ;_;. At least give Mike a chance to change his attitude first okay? Lucy didn’t change her ways for 40+ chapters…”-supertails19

I guess.. I am more upset that he doesn’t feel any guilt and doesn’t seem to care. BUT Taeshi has kind of kept us in the dark about Mike and Lucy for a long time(us time) maybe Mike feels bad and he planning on apologizing on page 14 or 15 :)


Oh and Lucy started changing after Pick Me Up. When she realized Zack was right and Mike was sick of her ****. <~~~ I just want to state that, yes it took Lucy a long time a hard wake up call. Better late than never?

I know everyone makes mistakes! Look at my comments on this page! O.o Look at Paulo in Back and Fourth, Daisy in the carnival chapter. Others I am too lazy to go look up! O.o
BUT what bothers me is Mike seems to not care about hurting Lucy, at least we see Paulo starting to show some guilt and Daisy apologies to Mike.

Mike doesn’t seem to believe this: “we have all made mistakes and we are bound to make mistakes in the future as well… nobody is perfect” BUT I don’t want to sound like I am hating Mike, but you can at least see where he seems not to believe it.

“I have made mistakes in the past as well, does that mean I deserve to be constantly hated by people on the internet?”-supertails19
I feel based on Mike’s reactions to Lucy then answers is yes. But he seems to think Tess deserves another chance! Mike isn’t all bad :)


“also I think Mike himself is going to be revealing that secret himself(not because he has to but because he wants to)”-supertails19

I love you positive attitude I really do! :)

That would show Mike feels bad. I can’t just shoot that down(because that would mean of me) and well maybe Mike does feel bad and Taeshi has been hiding it from us. If not, MAYBE he doesn’t feel like he is forced BUT not by like the gang or Lucy, but he forces himself because he knows if he doesn’t do it soon **** will hit the fan!

If Mike apologized to Lucy and put in a good effort to become good friends with Lucy again, I would stop hating him. :)

I love how you always read my comments and reply back to them. Making question my ideas or give me new ones!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 12, 2013, 9:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #240828

@supertails19: Naah, I’ve seen that your comments are very polite and you don’t get mad because someone else dislikes your favorite character/ship or doesn’t think the same way you do and start insulting people because of that. I was talking about people that act like the person who said I was calling Paulo a man***** (though I dind’t) because I’m a virgin that doesn’t get to see his girlfriend XD I later found out that they mistaken me for another person, but still, it was rude from them to make such assumption to defend a ficitonal character…That’s the kind of people who annoy me, but definitely not you ;)

KarmaKitty March 12, 2013, 10:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #240829

So…Lucy was seeking attention from someone romantically, Paulo showed up at the right/wrong time and was the subject of her “affections.”

It wasn’t necessarily what she wanted though, I guess, and didn’t fill the void like she expected it would, thus the face.

Either that, or she’s just giving mike the “**** you” version of the cold shoulder, in which one’s face becomes half shaded and they take on the countenance/tone of Emperor Palpatine.

Regardless, Lucy certainly seems emotionally…deranged? Such is teenage life, I suppose. Her decision making isn’t exactly in a good place now since the Mike incident, and Paulo certainly doesn’t realize it, but this sort of thing isn’t helping. :o

Gryph March 12, 2013, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #240830

@strider
“I won’t shut up even if it gets me slugged right in the mouth.”-strider
You should try, trust me it hurts to fist to face! O.o
I am just like that I never know when to shut up and back down. XD

Comments close in 20minutes and new page in 80 minutes! I am SO excited! 8-D

NOW FOR SOME ****EN HUMOR!
“the sixth panel feels like the doorknob rose BUT THE CAMERA WAS KIND OF GOING A BIT DOWN UGHH”-taeshi

The Emperor: Can you hear me Lord Doorknob?
doorknob: Yes my master
Emperor: Rise.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 12, 2013, 10:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #240831

Mike looks weird without a scarf.

EtherSaga March 12, 2013, 10:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #240833

“Mike looks weird without a scarf.”-Ethersaga
Son of a bitch! I just realized because of EtherSaga he wasn’t wearing a scarf! *facepalm*

@Scarlet
I don’t know the suspense is KILLING ME!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 12, 2013, 10:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #240834

What is she going to say

Scarlet March 12, 2013, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #240953

BURN!!!!!!

Kryph March 14, 2013, 5:55 PM EST.

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