74. Curtain Call, page posted 3/18/13

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Comment ID #241108

Wow, for once, Daisy is the one causing the awkward. You see something new every day. Weird though, I was under the impression Paulo would have told someone at this point. He doesn’t seem like the kind of person who would keep that to himself.
But, either way, I’m pretty sure that Lucy’s going to come out all dressed up and stuff and Paulo’s just going to stare at her. Then Jasmine’s going to see that and realize that Paulo loved Lucy all along, which is either going to lead to a nice conclusion to their relationship or end in all kinds of awkward.

Nikita March 18, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241109

OH, that’s awkward. That’s just…

wow. First Mike awkward, then “broken up, but nobody knows it” awkward, then slip of the tongue awkward.

That’s three strikes. I think at this point, you should just leave Paulo.

:smirk:

On an unrelated note, I think this is definitely one of your best drawn pages. Well done, Taeshi.

Anon March 18, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241110

AKWARD!!!

lucyxpaulo27 March 18, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241111

Oh god this is NOT going to end well :(

Delusional March 18, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #241112

Smooth Paulo…just… D:

Sandvich March 18, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #241113

….jesus nikita

lordy March 18, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #241114

Now that is one awkward moment….Though Daisy didn’t know so you can’t really blame her.

Blaze33405 March 18, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #241115

What?! I thought Jasmine was cool with this….I mean, I know she’s hurt, but wow. I did NOT expect the anger.
also, nobody else knows? Strange….

Lunar March 18, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241116

Really, Paulo? Really? *serious face* Gettin’ real tired of your ****, Paulo.

Barty Malin March 18, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241117

I don’t sympathize with Jasmine’s jealousy here. She wanted to break up with Paulo first, at least by a few seconds.

IF YOU LIKED IT THEN YOU SHOULDA PUT A RING ON IT! :nope:

Solvek March 18, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241118

Aww Paulo and Jasmine are off to bad terms ._.

Rei March 18, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241119

All the awkward XD

shaaa March 18, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241120

Daisy’s wink. SO CUTE.

Kind of love this sequence with Paulo and Jazz. From her point of view, of course she’d be thinking of what Paulo would be doing and unintentional jealousy would pop up.

That said, the two of them should break it to their friends!

Ket March 18, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241121

Ha! XD
Let’s see how this works into whats happened so far.

Thatoneguy March 18, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241122

Noooo :( Paulo is really starting to get in my nerves. Mike is much more of a nice guy and he gets torn apart when paulo is snaking around but maintains this innocent status somehow. Mike may of messed up and went overboard but i just wish paulo was the one getting more of the bad rep. Not mike…..

XxsnowxX March 18, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #241123

This page hurt. xD

Good lord.

Also, Jasmine has a right to at least feel a little upset. Even if she was the one who wanted the break-up, on Paulo’s end, she can’t help but feel as if she may have been mislead or even just used as a placeholder in the latter half of their relationship. And that kind of feeling stinks.

Skygaze March 18, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #241124

See told ya shed be ba.. Hey wait get back here!

Ace March 18, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #241125

Great now Jasmine is part of the group that actually thinks Paulo did something he shouldn’t have with Lucy. When will the assumptions end? Oh right, when they stop being so fun to create.

supertails19 March 18, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #241126

Guess Paulo didn’t tell anyone about his and Jazzie’s breakup. Must be why Lucy kicked him out.
Short on time here, watching a Fawlty Towers marathon, longer comment & World Wars later.

Comrade March 18, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #241127

That was physically painful to read
And she IS jealous!!!

Order_66 March 18, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #241128

Smooth moves, Paulo.

Moonbeams March 18, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #241129

Poor Jasmine and how unfortunate that they meet up so soon after the breakup, especially when she knows of the “fun” Paulo had.
Good one Daisy, your good intentions and limited awareness of the social circumstances between those two has led to a greater accumulation of drama in this already dramatic chapter.
I like how Abbey looks all jaded and ready to attack Paulo in the first panel. Still trying to play the Templar/Paladin, hmm? You know Abbey, your arm is going to fall off one of these days if you keep holding up that heavy “shield”. Good to pursue justice, whatever that might be, but don’t get so caught up in trying to split gray into black and white. Very messy business.
I think it’s pretty much conclusive that Paulo and Lucy messed around back stage. I’m glad Paulo got what he wanted (not love really, just a hot bang), but what about Lucy? Guess we’ll find out, huh?

Blank On Purpose March 18, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #241130

No jazzy don’t go! I miss you already!

Defut March 18, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #241131

Wow, this is a great page! The face s are so great. The jumping story line builds so ,much tension. I can’t wait for the next update.

tom March 18, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #241132

Damn jazz, chill out. Got enough angst, akward and drama at this point, no need to add to it.

foolishprototype March 18, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #241133

Abbey’s expression…. it’s so perfect XD

and awkward….. you just had to be so nice and sweet didn’t you Daisy ? Nice going . XD Now Paulo is now in deep trouble :P

Bob March 18, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #241134

Ahh nice one Daisy :[ gee, Jasmine sure is happy!!

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy March 18, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #241135

half right Q~Q”’ the quiz thing i mean xD

Sanchan March 18, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #241136

Oh Paulo you poor putty tat XD well I suppose he hasn’t learned much about awkward friendships after breakups. Boy is he in for a treat. Gotta say though, I’m surprised Daisy is the one causing the awkward. Not that she is aware of it, but still. Something new every page. Well almost anyway.

Legion March 18, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #241137

oh paulo. Smoooooth.

Rylan March 18, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #241138

The over capacity picture is so cute!

poopie123 March 18, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #241139

C’mon Jazz, I know it hurts, but don’t let it impact you like this. You yourself said that there would be no hard feelings should you and Paulo break up, :/ but I guess it’s a bit too soon.

As for you Paulo, you’re way too honest when in a love-drunk state. Pay closer attention to what you say or things like this will happen. Mad Lucy

Qsandas March 18, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #241140

Awwwwwkward…….
Also, Taeshi this page is freaking gorgeous! I love your watercolors more and more each update!

(Paluos expression in panel 3. Poor guy X3 )

Frodomann1 March 18, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #241141

Oops…

Sasha Rudderbutt March 18, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #241142

Look at Abbey. He knows what is up. Furious Abbey

Beautiful page too! That shading looks great.

Jupi March 18, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #241143

Daisy’s so cute, too bad the page is is full of awkward. I wonder what her reaction will be when she finds out Paulo broke and Jaz broke up, ‘cause we ALL know how ABBEY will react XD.

Oh, Paulo, of COURSE she’ll feel that way. Jaz only knows of your attachment to DAISY, not your love towards Lucy. It seriously sucks to be Mike and Paulo at the moment.

Subaru March 18, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #241144

How did Jazzie know where Paulo was and what he was doing? I’m confused…Is she stalking him? D:

AnayuWolf March 18, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #241145

Nope nope nope NOPE she has no right to be mad when she wanted to leave him too and she was the one who said it first.
just because [we can try again later] does not mean *you are mine untill that day comes and you are not allowed to be with anyone else*
shes is being really stupid.
im sorry but she is. Mad Lucy

Madi_mew101 March 18, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #241146

everything seems to be going quite well.

Yxela007 March 18, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #241147

I’m just gonna ignore the awkward for a moment and say YAY! DAVID’S BACK! 8-D

Dudeler March 18, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #241148

You guys better be checking out the quiz!

SuitCase March 18, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #241149

Yeah, you guys should have, you know, shared this with your friends.

GOOD JOB FOLKS.

Poor Jasmine. Ace will be hunting down some people tommorrow I’m sure in vengeance.

Incidentally, I do adore the kids. I know I said it before, but I’ll say it again: Mike clearly has the cutest babies.

And Mike x Lucy and Mike x Daisy are the cutest ones.

So how many people will beat my 74% on my first try? Hopefully many because I missed two obvious ones D

Titanium Dragon March 18, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #241150

Great Job Daisy! Great job! *note the sarcasm*

sonicWhip March 18, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #241151

I have to wonder if Daisy actually knows anything about the situation between Paulo and Jas. Either that, or she is actually evil and wants to see blood. :P

Jasmine wanted to see other people anyway, so I can’t see why she is so peeved…
Girls… a fickle and dangerous creature.

TarriPup March 18, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #241152

Well, that was akward…
Real smooth Daisy, Paulo. But seriously, Paulo and Jasmine should of let everyone know that they broke up. And now, with their break up and everything, the after effects didn’t go very well as the break up did. There has been a lot of drama stirring up for her, she loved him so much and when he tells her that he loves someone even more that he couldn’t stop it for them and that he can’t make it fair for her and so he had to let her go, that was something she could nearly/hardly handle. It’s not easy handling something like that when you have strong feelings for someone who needs to break up with you. Since I’ve never been in a relationship, this is the best I could say about it. I’m sure someone else would fill in some other details.

Keyblade Dragon March 18, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #241153

Yep, nothing really new here.

xom March 18, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #241154

Did I miss something? How did she know? Just because he was late? Wat.

Chompy March 18, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #241155

Poor Jasmine… :(

@Solvek: Jasmine wanted to break up, but not because she was tired of Paulo. She just wanted some time to settle and was planning on later getting back together with him later on, so it’s understandable that she’d be jealous/unhappy with his behavior.

On a latter note, this is a really pretty page!

JL March 18, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #241156

Eeek, this is rather awkward.
I am sure Daisy’s intentions were good, but I feel like they should have told their friends the relationship ended? I am shocked no body knows by now…this will only result in drama filled situations :/
As for Jasmine her actions are a little confusing. She did want the break up first…and even stated that they should see other people. But I can sort of understand her being hurt. She had some hope that maybe by some weird chance in the end they could get back together. It’s a bit of a messy situation. Just gotta remember though this is high school and emotions are running high.

Nineveh March 18, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #241157

I have mixed feelings about how jazz reacted to this.
He ex boyfriend who she still has feelings for probably just sucked face with the girl he loves so yes she’ll be jealous.
She wanted to break up and hopefully get back together. She wanted to break up with them?
I feel bad for Daisy because she’s going to feel bad about causing the awkward and probably think that Paulo or Jazz is going to be mad at her.
I’m surprised that Jazz didn’t tell Daisy though.

Rioo March 18, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #241158

Took the quiz, some of those pairings were HARD. Who’s Lani?

And when I saw PauloxMolly, I saw it right away, but… I just… it was just hard to bring myself to make that pair -__-

Bleh March 18, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #241159

Just when I tought thinks were being awkward XD Oh Precious Little Daisy I love you, because even when you always have the best intentions, you get to make things a little bit awkward :-*

KarmaKitty March 18, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #241160

Haha smooth XD

Midstrike March 18, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #241161

@Titanium Dragon

I also was blessed with a 74% first try. However, my head was spinning when I first got to the page because of all the choices. All the kittens and the sprinkle of puppies were freaking adorable. ; A; I wanna draw them all now. =_=

On a related note, PAULO. WHY U NO KEEP MOUTH SHUT?? X3 You just keep getting yourself into trouble. Ya gotta stop that. xD Oh Daisy thank you for your contribution to the campaign for continuous awkward. >.>

Abbey. Sshh. It’s okay. -Pat- And Jaaazzzyyy. ; A; You poor thing. I totally get why she’s like that. For everyone who is convieniently forgetting, Jazz wanted to break it off with Paulo because she didn’t feel she had enough time and that it was unfair to him. As Tae mentioned, she had every intention of getting back together with him when she was in a good place to do so. But Paulo admitting what he did put a spin on what she was expecting. She’s going to be trying to get past that for a while to come, and seeing Paulo acting out already, even though she was sure it was going to happen, still hurts to see. Of course it’ll make her feel badly and jealous…she still cares a great deal for him. And she doesn’t know how to handle it any better. So…she does what she can. :|

Regardless, this is a beautiful page, @Taeshi! Keep it up. <33

Yaschiri March 18, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #241162

I can understand Jazz’s reaction to this, Paulo pretty much told her that he was with what she sees as her replacement. She wanted to end their romantic relationship because she felt that she couldn’t give Paulo the attention he deserved. She still cared deeply about him.

Then she learns that Paulo wanted to break up because he found someone else. As for why Daisy didn’t know, guess they just didn’t tell their friends yet.

Wait, if Daisy didn’t know then Mike probably doesn’t know, I wonder if Mike thinks that Paulo’s cheating on Jazz?

The Real Lee March 18, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #241163

@suitcase,
Checked it out, thank goodness it wasn’t a quiz for my degree. Strangely enough I got the weird combinations and shots in the dark right but missed a lot of obvious ones.

Anyhow, @everyone, perceptions a bitch. Let’s see, think of it this way, if we assume that it’s possible that not much time has passed since the two broke up. So think of it like this, from Jazmine’s perception Paulo just swung over to another girl VERY quickly. So to her it means that Paulo wanted to break up in order to go to his replacement. She had different reasons, but the timing of Paulo’s jump can’t be ignored. Of course she’s going to be ticked, it basically means that Jazmine didn’t mean anything to him, at least in her eyes. Also bad choice of words or word Paulo.

At least that’s my view on it.

strider March 18, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #241164

@Suitcase: I just finished the BCB Baby quiz. I scored 96%. Abbey and Sue did a good job confusing me. I really did not expect that.

On an unrelated note: As soon as I am done with my assignment I will get back to being my usual talkative self. I have just been busy lately.

@Taeshi: This page looks stunning congrats :D. You did rather well with the colors so hopefully you are proud of yourself :).

supertails19 March 18, 2013, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #241165

oh god
jazzies gonna explode D:

vivitv24 March 18, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #241166

LOL! Paulo’s in trouble! He’s really in for it now!

trizero91489 March 18, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #241167

@Taeshi & SuitCase: By the way, I totally loved the quiz, I scored a 91% :D MikexLucy’s child it’s so adorable, all of them are, but that child now has a special place in my heart ;U;

KarmaKitty March 18, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #241168

Ya dun ****ed up man.

Anon-Anon March 18, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #241169

After totally 100%ING that quiz despite not knowing who Lani or whoever she is is, I have determined that Mike and Daisy MUST make a child. And also, where’s the AbbeyxLucy child because Paulo’s gotta go for Sue cuz that kid is gorgeous and none of Abbey or Lucy’s other kids look all that special, unless Mike and Daisy cheat on each other, which is not ok.

Random Internet Loser March 18, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #241170

Once you get past the images of the entire cast sticking it to each other, the quiz is extremely enjoyable.
(Okay, the images are fun too.)

honeybee March 18, 2013, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #241171

78% on the quiz, and I cant remember some of the sub-characters xD

PS. good job paulo, good job.

Kimz March 18, 2013, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #241172

O Mein Gott..

MECHEN DER KRIEGTĂ–RTILLEM March 18, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #241173

WTF paulo, think befor you talk and damn does jelousy make that look hot…just saying

Also again like I said befor this play is going down in FLAMES!

lov/hate/hurt March 18, 2013, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #241174

I don’t understand why Jaz is all of a sudden real pissy, she’s the one that broke up with him first and said it was ok. =_=

LAWLALWLLL March 18, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #241175

Whoopsieee~!

SOGx-ray March 18, 2013, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #241176

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL XD

00 March 18, 2013, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #241177

This page looks fantastic! Daisy is so cute. :3

Demetrois March 18, 2013, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241178

Jasmine did indeed want to break up with Paulo at first, but I’m sure it was just for the moment she was buzy all the time, she wanted to get together probably when you she had more time. But for him he loved someone else and ofc that makes her jealous she likes Paulo alot.

Angel March 18, 2013, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #241179

I’m confused, how does Jaz know about the ‘fun’?

Meowfish March 18, 2013, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #241180

for god’s sake paulo you are such a douche! I hate your damn guts!!

bankai March 18, 2013, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #241181

Eh, she could be in a bad mood for a number of reasons.

I am most curious about why Daisy (and by extension the others) don’t know those two aren’t together anymore. I guess it must not have been all that long since the new year or something.

Though this seems like as good a place as any to drop that particular bomb. The others really CAN’T freak out about it here, they’d attract the wrath of Sue. :/

RandomPhrases March 18, 2013, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #241182

Daisy is looking SUPER FREAKING ADORABLE here. How awkward, however! I guess no one else knows they broke up yet!! Oops! Why is Abbey giving him the stink-eye? Is it because he suspects what went on just now?

I feel bad for Jasmine, but… Paulo did make it pretty clear this was how it was gonna go down. I feel there should be more time between a relationship and the attempt to start a new one, but Lucy might be a special case since she’s in a really bad spot right now (which only Paulo seems to be aware of at all) and there’s no telling when the chance might slip between his fingers.

Lumi March 18, 2013, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #241183

-Throws her hands up- YAY, DAVID!!

Akiriuu March 18, 2013, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #241184

@Lumi: I think Abbey is looking at him like that just because he heard him really as it looks like an annoyed sideway glance towards someone he is not fond of than a look of suspicion.

Moogle March 18, 2013, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #241185

nah I think that abbey is just being the sexy sempai right now. 8-D

Hiyoko March 18, 2013, 5:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #241186

I do wonder how she knew, and why is she so hostile?

I thought she was ok with the breakup? she smiled at him and everything.

Then again she did have a cry later so….

DeathofInk March 18, 2013, 5:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #241187

I guess this means no one else knows about the breakup then?

Ryan March 18, 2013, 6:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #241188

Smooth Paulo. First of all great drawing on Taeshi’s part, and Paulo screws up with Jaz once again. Seriously I did not think Paulo would screw up like that. And I can’t believe that Jaz thought Paulo did someone back stage, well actually I can, and after seeing Paulo’s face I concede that he and Lucy at least made out many even did it. And second of all where was David he was like my 3rd favorite character, after Mike and Lucy.

Devin March 18, 2013, 6:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #241189

It seems that Paulo will get into trouble… But I look forward to finding out what Jasmine will do if she is angry. :O
@Taeshi: How did you come up with this idea… ⊙﹏⊙b
And how did Jasmine know that? This is a problem.

Henry Wang March 18, 2013, 6:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #241190

There are far too many smiley faces down here in the comments section
This is terrible
How can you smile

Kaoru March 18, 2013, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #241191

Haha, idiot.

StushiJaguar March 18, 2013, 7:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #241192

So now Paulo is the one driving the shame car…

Naga March 18, 2013, 7:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #241193

Wow, I got 97% (i think?), just two mistakes. Whodathunk.

I agree, this page is gorgeous, especially that first panel. Poor Paulo and Jasmine, though! How awkward. :(

Mel March 18, 2013, 8:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #241194

Waaaaiiiiittttt a minute …….. How did Jazz see them doing wubwub in there and why is she ****** all of a Sudden after SHE broke up? This comic is confusing… :/ oh and why does Abbey look so ****** too :(?? Wtf is going oooon?

missfurry March 18, 2013, 9:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241195

Gotta agree that this page makes no sense.. how could jazz possibly know anything about Lucy x Paulo ? I mean it was in the back stage room :/ this comic is starting to get weird…

worgen March 18, 2013, 9:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #241196

Aaaaaannnd …. DRAMA has been delivered.
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Zero March 18, 2013, 9:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #241197

Hmmmm thought this chapter could be without drama buuut i guess Daisy found it boring xD wait … How did jazz know?.. more confusion in this comic D:

Dave-loving-troll March 18, 2013, 9:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #241198

I can’t figure out any of those babies……………… I’M A TERRIBLE BCB FAN!

Huh? March 18, 2013, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #241199

@Paulo(character): Comrade Paulo, I feel “worried” about your IQ, you are much too stupid these days, what’s wrong? Need some medicines?

Henry Wang March 18, 2013, 10:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #241200

Guys? Really? How do you think she found out that Paulo was back there seeing someone? Daisy. Think about it, Daisy’s outside the loop of what’s going on, so while Daisy will think that Paulo went back there to wish the Lucy good luck. She probably let it slip that Paulo was backstage talking to Lucy.

Of course let’s quick switch to Jazmine cam, she’s not stupid, 1) she knew Paulo wanted to break up for his own reasons 2) she knew Paulo had a thing for Lucy 3) she’s been with Paulo long enough to know what his expressions mean 4) When they were first going out she knew about his tendency to “mess” around and his past “encounters”. So let’s add all this together and combine it with his expression when she asked if he had fun and well it adds up.

As for her being ticked, okay first let’s recall this:

http://askbcb.tumblr.com/post/12895884301

Let’s say she is of the abstinence movement. Okay, let’s add that to the timing of Paulo’s jump and her knowledge of Paulo’s past “encounters”, let’s also remember that right from the start of her relationship with him, doubt was already cast. Specifically, one of her friends passed her a note saying that Paulo will probably expect her to “put out”. So, at least in theory, the reason she could be ticked with Paulo is because she’s possibly thinking that Paulo broke up with her because she wouldn’t “put out”. Note the choice of wording of what she asked “have FUN in there?” I emphasis the word fun because she might believe he has reverted back to his old habit. So, if I was her, i’d be ****** too.

Again, like I said before, perception’s a bitch.

strider March 18, 2013, 11:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #241201

Everyone keeps saying that Paulo is in trouble…How is he in trouble, again?
He and Jazzie broke up. Their reasons may have been different, but it WAS mutual, and Jazz wished him all the best of luck and put on a brave face so he wouldn’t be discouraged when confronting Lucy; now all of a sudden she’s completely flipped 180 based on an assumption she’s made WITHOUT talking to Paulo first?? I’m sorry, but Jazz has lost a great deal of my respect. she just seemed like she was going to be one character that had SOME form of maturity and poise about her.
also, @BlankOnPurpose, I disagree with you that Paulo was simply looking for a “hot bang”. Keep in mind that his character development over the past few chapters had been guided toward him telling Lucy that he does love her after all…
Maybe the reason Lucy made him leave (and consequently, the reason she seemed so upset a couple of pages back) was BECAUSE he tried to start something serious with her, but Lucy wasn’t ready to commit, for fear of being hurt again. That, to me at least, just seems to fit with both of their characters a lot better than “Paulo raped her”, “She gave him a pity lay” or any of the other theories floating about.

Abbadonna March 18, 2013, 11:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #241202

@abbadonna,

You’re expecting adult reactions from a teenager. Jazmine has hung in there as long as she could, but there are points where it’s been hinted that she’s doubting the relationship for one reason or another. This is less a 180 and more or less has been building up for a while. She’s still a teenager who basically just found out her ex is already jumping at the other girl. No break or anything, also there are hints to her possible suspicions I laid out in my theory. Remember when they broke up, she asked “you haven’t -“, while Paulo interrupted her question what she was asking is pretty clear. Not to mention there is a lot of pressure for teens to do “that”. So, yeah, adding this development it’s not unreasonable for her to assume Paulo broke up with her because of that, therefore it would tick her off. If that is indeed the case then it’d be unreasonable to expect her to be happy or rational about this development.

Because if that is the case then, in her eyes, Paulo just put more worth on “that” than love.

strider March 18, 2013, 11:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #241203

Ha. I called it.

Drama will have its way.

Dr.Z March 18, 2013, 12:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #241204

@ strider
I can understand that, and I do agree with a lot of it. What I don’t agree with is the idea that Paulo is “sneaking around” or “cheating”, which is what some people seem to be accusing him of. Paulo made a point to tell Jasmine that he was breaking up with her because he had feelings for another girl. This shows a lot of growth and maturity on Paulo’s part, both because he had the consideration for Jazzie’s feelings enough to tell her “I love you enough not to lie to you”, and because he STILL told her the truth about his reasons for breaking up with her AFTER she gave him an out. He told the truth, even though he knew it would hurt her, because he respected her as a person.
I get why Jazz is upset, but as they were breaking up, she made a point to be strong so that Paulo wouldn’t know how badly he’d upset her. It seemed (to me) that she was putting up a brave front so that Paulo wouldn’t be discouraged when he went to confess his love. He all but told her “I’m breaking up with you so I can be with another girl”. If there’s someone else, then of course there will be no waiting period. Granted, Jazz has a right to be upset (she should be!), but she has no right to treat Paulo as though he’s done something he should be ashamed of.
Though honestly, I think I’m more upset at all the comments treating Paulo as though he should be ashamed. I mean, Jazz doesn’t know Paulo’s perspective, or his history with Lucy, but we do! Paulo has shown some real growth and responsibility in letting Jazz know; and as for him “sneaking around”, by not being up front with Mike; Mike hasn’t spoken to Lucy once since telling her to F**k off and DIAF, so Paulo was correct: It’s none of Mike’s damn business.

Abbadonna March 18, 2013, 12:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #241205

@abbadonna,

Hmmm, I can kind of understand that. However like I said perception is a bitch. For us as well, see we don’t know how much time has progressed since New Years. It could have been just a few days, if that is the case then that was WAY too quick. Some would say it’s borderline insensitive, to the point it’s almost like he really didn’t care, could shrug off a break up and move on that quickly.

Also, we saw the break up but we were more in Paulo’s head than in Jazmine’s. From my experience, just because a girl says everything is okay doesn’t mean everything is okay. Jazmine could have been doubting his explanation, she could believe he was lying about that part to make her feel better or something like that. Some of her expressions kind of match that (the second or third panel after Paulo’s reaction to her question at the new year’s party she looks kind of angry).

Also, as for the commenters here, some are just trying to get people’s goat. Others just still don’t trust Paulo, while others have that weird reasoning that even thinking about another girl while in a relationship is cheating. The preceding pages don’t exactly encourage trust in Paulo’s progression.

strider March 18, 2013, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #241206

So Daisy being fat is canon now?

you March 18, 2013, 12:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #241207

This page is absolutely beautiful. I want to see more varied lighting and environments just because this page is just UNF.

Neveko March 18, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #241208

DUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUN DRAMA! You can’t escape no matter how hard you try.
-Good Paulo tell us and Jasmine that you pussied out.
-Made out
-Made a depressed Khao Manee a little happier
-Gave some support to Team Mike(not Mike “X” Lucy but Mike “HATES” Lucy)
-You hurt her(Not on purpose)
-Or you said it and ran out nervously
-Or you said it and ran out to save your live
-You save her some support
-You gave her support but it failed

Lol Abbey looks like Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I’ll be back!”

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 18, 2013, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #241209

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO PWETTY!!!!!! :D

Iti March 18, 2013, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #241210

@Nikita: Daisy has created awkward moments before. Did you forget about these pages? http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c53/p1.html and http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c53/p2.html Daisy being so innocent and unknowingly causing more problems. Also, I haven’t seen David in so long and here he is just in time for an Awk~ward situation 8-D.

@Blank On Purpose: Paulo did not “bang” Lucy. He did however kiss her. What did you think make out meant? … I would like to point out that hugs could be considered “fun” as well. Of course that depends on your definition of fun. Sue’s idea of fun might not be the same as yours. Same logic works for Paulo 8-).

Jasmine did a good job assuming the worst of Paulo and being instantly jealous. My guess is that what Jasmine THINKS Paulo did is not the same as what actually HAPPENED. Until we now this is just speculation, but if Paulo didn’t take advantage of Lucy when she was hysterical(Read Another Shoulder and I already put a link for that chapter in the portion of my comment directed to Nikita), then why would Paulo(in his right mind) take advantage of Lucy when she is clearly distressed? Did Paulo just not notice anything wrong with Lucy at all? I know this is Paulo and he has a history of making shortsighted decisions, but he can’t possibly think making out with Lucy(without telling Lucy he loves her) is a good decision.

On a more random note: Paulo’s to do list involves finding out why Lucy has been behaving strangely. He will notice it is only a matter of time.

supertails19 March 18, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #241211

@supertails19
“On a more random note: Paulo’s to do list involves finding out why Lucy has been behaving strangely. He will notice it is only a matter of time.”-supertails19
How is that random might I ask?

I know we have 4th and 5th wall to our advantage, but shouldn’t it be clear to Paulo? Paulo has seen Mike act like a “douche” to Lucy more than once. Mike and Lucy had to work on a project together… Paulo hadn’t seen Lucy since then(until now) and well he saw her in her room depressed. Maybe this 4th and 5th wall is giving us waaay to much insight, but I still feel Paulo should have not found what Mike did, but at least be pretty sure it was Mike. Maybe he knows it’s Mike but he is waiting to figure out what Mike did. OR maybe he knows Mike did it and what he did(ex: hurt her feelings) he is waiting for the right moment to get Mike and make him look like the “douche” Paulo believes him to be.

Somewhat of a side note, if Paulo can’t figure what is wrong and he is looking and trying to figure it out. I am not surprise at all Mike hasn’t figure it out. Or any other member of the gang.

I want to make a prediction next time we see Mike he will backing out of the room with a scared look as Lucy exits the room after him and walks towards the stage.

@Laufente
I know right? XD

@Suitcase
65% I fail… ZachxLucy baby? WA DA ****? Sad thing I got that one right ._.
@7
PauloxMolly…

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 18, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #241212

Awwwkwaaarrrrd!
Haha but I love the disdainful glance Abbey is shooting Paulo xD

Laufente March 18, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #241213

Maximum awkwardness!

Some of those babies are wrong in so many levels.

7 March 18, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #241215

I love the colouring on this page!

Zeori March 18, 2013, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #241216

I bet the next page she’ll say, with a normal/happy face “Don’t worry :D I’m thirsty, be right back in no time ;)
AND you all thought that she was stupid/mad/whatever

I’m just dreaming, just dreaming…

Sometwo March 18, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #241217

the quiz was really fun taeshi <3 you really do know how to please your fans. i love your comic.

kiki March 18, 2013, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #241219

And someone throws a boot or popcorn at Paulo shouting “SHUT UP!” XD

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 18, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #241220

@therealsomeone,

Yeah that was a mindscrew right there. I got the Zachary/Lucy one wrong, but oddly enough I got the molly one right and that was a total shot from the hip (I think it was Paulo and Molly). I’m also still kicking myself for not figuring out the Daisy/Paulo combination, it was so freaking obvous.

On a more somber note, no I don’t think Paulo would notice Mike’s behavior. Since they let out of school Paulo hasn’t seen Mike and Lucy both together. The one time he interacted with Mike (at the Christmas party) it was him jumping to the conclusion that if Lucy was in the dumps it was because of mike. It was less him noticing his behavior and him trying to be Lucy’s white knight, also him jumping at any reason to attack Mike. He’s interacted with Lucy, so he knows something was off with her THEN. I emphasis then because, to his knowledge, whatever was bothering her may have been handled and she’s better now. But note they were never together so he never saw how Mike was acting around her. You also have to remember since then he’s probably had a lot on his mind with him trying to decide on if and how to break up with Jazmine. You’re borderline giving Paulo 4th wall vision abilities.

strider March 18, 2013, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #241221

Does this guy teach lessons in smoothness? I’ll pay top dollar…

..to make sure he stops :smirk:

Bluecaptain March 18, 2013, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #241222

:D 70% woot

Sanchan March 18, 2013, 4:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #241223

@strider
Remember before “December” Paulo did see how Mike and Lucy were spending less time together, and Mike acting like a “douche” http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c47.9/ p14.html
It’s pretty obvious she still have feelings for Mike before “December”. So when they leave to do a project and now Lucy has up and disappeared http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c70/p17.html
and locked in her room depressed
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c70/p6.html
I feel those and this: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c69/p20.html<~~~ Bottom 2
Would be enough for Paulo to figure out or at least have a good idea.

“You also have to remember since then he’s probably had a lot on his mind with him trying to decide on if and how to break up with Jazmine. You’re borderline giving Paulo 4th wall vision abilities.’-strider
That is true he does have a lot on his mind. I am trying to find moments were it should be obvious to if you are looking(not you but Paulo)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 18, 2013, 5:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #241224

Sighs, oh Jazzy… *hugs you tight* sshh it’s ok
I can’t even explain why but I think Jasmine is my favourite character, she’s so adorable sigh I don’t want her to be upsetttttt

Lizzie March 18, 2013, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #241225

@Chompy
She didn’t know Paulo had been “in there” for sure. He basically just told her. To be honest, I sympathize with her. It’s one thing to break up with her because you love someone else. But to start MAKING OUT with said “someone else” the very next time you see them? That’s just callous.

The Weirdo March 18, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #241227

Ugh Jazz, really? Way to rub salt in Paulo’s wound of feelbad. Jerk Move.

Get over him and yourself girl.

Anna March 18, 2013, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #241228

OMG ITS DAVID <333
I HAVEN’T SEEN HIM IN AGES CRIES

LucyDucy March 18, 2013, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #241230

“I’m breaking up with you. :D
“How funny, I was going to do the same thing!”
“Heehee this is so funny. Why are you breaking up with me? :D
“Well… there’s this girl I’ve just now realized I’ve pretty much been in love with forever and it’s only taken me 5 or so odd years to realize…”
“D:< YOU’RE LEAVING ME FOR ANOTHER GIRL!? UNACCEPTABLE!”

Fickle little spiteful *****

Flavio March 18, 2013, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #241231

Goddammit, Jasmine. =____=

Wat March 18, 2013, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #241232

Jasmine seems spiteful. Why this is, I cannot be sure.

Also, I only got two wrong on that quiz! Yay~!

A very fun way to pass the time. A lot of the kids are so cute~!

ravengal March 18, 2013, 6:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #241233

I just noticed Jasmine’s speech balloon “Hi” has an extra tail! hee hee :)

Ket March 18, 2013, 6:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #241234

Did anyone else notice Daisy has more split ends I guess I should say

Jacob March 18, 2013, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #241235

Paulo should just mate with Jazmine and Lucy and many good looking kittens will be born.

The Pornographer March 18, 2013, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #241236

I was half expecting a John Wilkes Booth’s reference from David. Amazing Page!

Deluxe_Flame March 18, 2013, 7:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #241237

I’m gonna keep up my recent comment trend of just yelling characters names.

PAULOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?

melancholia March 18, 2013, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #241238

:/ Jasmine… Don’t go all assumptuous on us. They’re usually never right.

Gate March 18, 2013, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #241240

Great, out of one hole and into another…. :nope:

TAoChris March 18, 2013, 8:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #241241

Shiiit, the play’s barely started, and the drama’s already been laid thick D:

Chocothunda March 18, 2013, 9:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #241242

@ Supertails
Hmm, it appears I did forget those. Still though, you have to admit, in comparison with all the other characters, she does probably create the least amount of drama. Alongside Jasmine, probably, but she hasn’t been there for nearly as long and that might change.
Similarly, David creates a surprising amount of drama for being a comic relief character. Considering the fact that he started the entire thing with Jessica, Rachel and Jasmine.

Nikita March 18, 2013, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #241243

Fawlty Towers and school are over, so here’s that longer comment I promised that you don’t care about!
@Taeshi: Yours is literally the only comic I have left in the tournament now. Get over there and vote for BCB, people!
Soooo, Paulo. You didn’t tell anyone about your and Jazz’s breakup. After you’d (apparently) been at school for a whole week? For shame, Pauly-boy. For shame.
Abbey still despises Paulo, it would seem? The French Plan XVIII, the attack into Alsace-Lorraine, nearly doomed France when the Schlieffen Plan was put into effect. Why, though? I thought Paulo had been at least a bit nicer to Abbey and everyone else at least since Return. Did Abbey ever learn of Paulo’s sleeping with Jess and Rach? I can’t remember.

Comrade March 18, 2013, 11:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #241244

@Nikita: True, David has a habit of appearing when drama is around. Considering all the times David showed up at the right moment to say Awk~ward or at least overhear some drama I would say he is a drama detector. Back and Forth, Search and Rescue, Ten Seconds to Midnight, and Curtain Call are all recent examples of David offering some comedic relief or generate some drama for those around him. Also, I agree about Daisy being the main character with the least amount of drama. Of course if she ever decided to leave Abbey for Mike then drama levels would rise through the roof depending on how well her plan works(Oh by the way I doubt Daisy would try anything like that but it seems like an interesting scenario to think about).

I used to think of Jasmine as being able to diffuse any dramatic situation, with the way Jasmine handled that mess in Back and Forth and how Jasmine handled the break up initially(the part where she asked Paulo for a break right before their break up). Now Jasmine just seems to want no part in all the drama anymore. She could put up with the drama with Paulo by her side, but now? Not so much anymore :(.

What can Paulo possibly say to make sure this friendship doesn’t fall apart? Nothing short of using his boyish charms like he used to. I think he lost that ability though :|.

@strider: Looks like my plan worked now we just need to keep voting in this round as well and then BCB will be in the top 8. It’s only a matter of time before BCB reaches number one 8-).

supertails19 March 18, 2013, 11:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #241245

@Suitcase did exactly that just about 20 minutes ago! I got like… 37% lol I sucked.

Rylan March 18, 2013, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #241247

@ Supertails
See, I think that if Daisy gets the chance to be with ‘Mikie’, even if for a brief moment, she will take it without hesitation. If there’s one think Augustus taught us, it’s that Daisy isn’t the innocent flower she pretends to be. Augustus didn’t tell Daisy to do that, he just gave her the confidence to do so. I’m pretty sure that if Daisy feels confident that she can have Mike whom, need I point out, she still hasn’t gotten over, she would forget Abbey in a heart beat. Basically, “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.”

Nikita March 19, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #241248

@supertails19
The comment about Jasmine and Paulo’s friendship dying made me think of Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” and Lucy keeps falling face first in the dust O.o
Why must every good friendship go up in flames ._.
Who is next Daisy and Abbey? McCain and Abbey? Daisy and Mike? Augustus and Nobody?

@Nikita
No if Daisy goes after Mike I don’t know if I can handle another you suck speech. Not hate, but suck.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 19, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241249

ohhh XD such a Daisy Daisy, awkardness is pretty effective

Knight-A March 19, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #241250

@Comrade: Paulo may have been at school for a week but he had other top priority thoughts that he would rather think about. Also, since he was too busy thinking about finally confessing to Lucy I doubt the thought of telling his friends about his recent break up would be his biggest concern :x.

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Since when have McCain and Abbey ever been friends? Also, Augustus is friends with Tobi and Alejandro… wait let me correct myself they are acquaintances(they know each other but don’t exactly have to be friends).

@Nikita: Yes Daisy will jump at the chance to be with “Mikie” just like Paulo went to find Lucy as soon as he could. Both situations are not fair to the third parties(Jasmine and Abbey). That is why I think it sucks that it would even cross Daisy’s mind to leave Abbey(when he is trying to deal with his issues) and go straight for Mike. I need to write “Life isn’t fair” in permanent marker on my arms that way I won’t be surprised when i’m reminded of how unfair life can be to others :(.

I will finish by adding: Even if Mike suddenly became available he would not end up with Daisy, He would hold what she tried to do in Love My Way against her. Daisy tried to force herself on Mike in a crowd of people… Yeah Mike and Daisy might have apologized for their actions but that does not mean they can’t begrudgingly hold past actions against one another. We have already seen enough of that already Mad Lucy and :unsure:.
Good night.

supertails19 March 19, 2013, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #241251

@comrade,
I feel your pain, just wrapped up almost 12 hours worth of exams, now I’m ready for a looooong break.

@supertails19,
well done agent supertails.

@therealsomeone,
But that’s always Paulo’s perception. In his eyes he sees Lucy as his angel and Mike as the douche always hurting her. So nothing new for him. It also doesn’t seem he’s pieced 2 & 2 together. Paulo isn’t exactly the definition of subtlety (as witnessed on this page). If he had figured it out then, well, I don’t think Mike would be alive right now or at the very least he would be laid up in the hospital in critical condition.

strider March 19, 2013, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #241252

ooohhh….this should be interesting now XD

Anima March 19, 2013, 4:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #241253

Ah! Poor Jasmine :< Having Paulo move on so quickly (making her feel like a 2nd choice) :< Can’t they just be all happy and lovey?! Just for one day?! D’: (But then again, there goes the story! XD) Nice work either way :3 Awaiting the next additional pages! (< When I clicked enter to try space this from the first two sentences, it gave me a depressing message =W=; )

Ni March 19, 2013, 8:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #241254

Yiff

jun yang March 19, 2013, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #241255

@strider
Actually if I remember right Mike is a gay scarf wearing pansy fruitcake nice guy according to Paulo. In Volume I Mike actually treats Lucy with lots of care and support, so “douche” Mike in Volume II should still send Paulo some flags. I don’t really think Paulo views Lucy as an angel, but just the sweet person she hides underneath. However Another Shoulder stills makes me wonder… If Paulo always wanted to ‘bone’ Lucy why when she is basically begging for it why does he reject it. I know I missed that discussion since I started reading BCB in August 2012.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 19, 2013, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #241256

@supertails19
Ok Abbey and McCain respect each other(according to relationship chart), I think they would make good friends.
I said Friendship, not acquaintances(in a nice tone) and I hope Augustus is not friends with them.
But still, No more friendships need perish tonight! Furious Abbey

Paulo let Jasmine leave, if she can’t understand Lucy(always) needs love and care then forget her. Also Paulo cut the cool tough guy act :/ It doesn’t help anymore.
Jasmine ~~~>Listen to the J. Geils Band they have some words about life for you.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 19, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #241257

DAISY
YAH SO CUTE
:DDDDDD

wr3h March 19, 2013, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #241258

I thought they broke up…. :unsure: did I miss that?

PK_Thicket March 19, 2013, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #241260

Whoa! daisy has some pretty human hands XD

Toxic March 19, 2013, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #241261

Lucy is the only one that can protect Mike if everyone else finds out about December… and think about it there are only 2 people that know about Mike’s “I hate you” speech, Lucy and Mike.

Lucy isn’t going to tell anyone because last time I checked she wants Mike to be happy. Lucy is more likely to move away than tell anyone what Mike said. Lucy has been distancing herself from Mike lately not because she is scared of him but because she wants him to be happy and she doesn’t see herself as the source of his happiness. We all know who that is :D.

Just look at this page: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p17.html read it twice if you have to. Just understand that Lucy wants him to be happy even if it is at a distance. Hopefully that previous line sounded familiar to you since Augustus said something very similar to Lucy when he was talking about Daisy being with Abbey. Now to the point of my comment: How would making everyone hate Mike accomplish Lucy’s goal to make him happy? If anything it would just cause more hatred, pain, and sadness ;_;.

Making Mike be hated by all his friends and family would only make his life miserable(even if nobody tries to beat him up). Unless making his life miserable is the goal I don’t see why Lucy would reveal what he did. Yes I realize that she should, but who would she trust that would not beat Mike up and could actually do something about it(other than try to beat Mike up)?

Augustus is the only one I can think of that would be able to convince Lucy to talk and not instantly try to hurt Mike. Augustus has proven he could stay calm and make good decisions in stressful situations and he has become more trustworthy in Lucy’s eyes. Would he care? I am uncertain of that, but he will listen and as a bonus why would he tell her group of friends about it? ;)

I know you are probably wondering: Then what would that accomplish? Well at least this way Lucy will have somebody to talk to about her problems. I see that as a good thing because Lucy needs somebody she could talk to… everyone needs somebody they could talk to every once in a while. Lucy is in a dark place right now… she needs somebody to be her friend. I know that Augustus isn’t the most trustworthy character, but who else can be the friend she needs right now? Maybe Paulo if he didn’t make another shortsighted mistake(like taking advice from David 8-D ).

supertails19 March 19, 2013, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #241262

Paulo could easily mess up his chance at being with Lucy just by being near Jasmine right now. Perception could be rather annoying. Somebody could do nothing wrong and still be viewed as a bad person. All because the details weren’t made clear from the beginning. Reminds me of how many people liked Augustus at first but when they found out more about him they disliked him. A person’s perception could change depending on the circumstances. Perception is definitely playing a big part in this chapter 8-).

I believe Mike will eventually end up revealing the secret all on his own :). Why? Because he has a conscience and he is able to feel remorse and guilt. All that is needed is for Mike to realize he wasn’t right. When he does he will feel guilty about it and apologize for what he did. The only problems I see are: 1)What if by the time he apologizes it is too late to do anything about it? 2)What if the others get involved and overreact when Lucy has already accepted his apology(if she does accept it… I think she will if Mike is serious and sincere). 3)What if Sandy finds out? :(

Mike would definitely be hesitant to tell Sandy about all of it but he has to be honest enough to admit he was wrong. Here’s a thought: What is a relationship with secrets? We have seen how well that works in the long run :O.

That third one might just be the reason he has been so hesitant to just apologize already. I think Mike might ironically have a fear of being hated… or most likely he just doesn’t want to get beat up again. Such a worrisome Korat :unsure:.

I know you are probably thinking that I am over thinking about all of this and I am being paranoid. My response: So what if I am? I love thinking about these characters and trying to figure out why they behave the way they do. If that makes me seem weird then fine i’m weird, but at least i’m no longer afraid to voice my opinions… as long as it is with text :x.

supertails19 March 19, 2013, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #241263

@supertails19
Glad to see you are back :)
Your insightfulness burns my eyes(I am not worthy in laymen terms).
I don’t know I discussed this with you earlier or not (I am have a bad memory) but Mike needs to step up and help Lucy out. Who else won’t explode at Mike, and Augustus might still be planning with Ajendero(or rape cat). I think she needs to hear that, yes she has flaws but she isn’t evil or purposely a terrible person. Taeshi said she believes what said in “December”. Soooo where I am going with this. She believed Mike when he said those bad things about, so I think with time he can turn those thoughts around, if the person who hates her can see the good in her surely others can to :) She can talk to someone, she once trusted, about it and Mike doesn’t get hurt.
I think she will either defend him or regret not defending. Paulo will probably give Mike a black eye. Daisy… I am really interested to see what she does.

@supertails19
If the secret gets out, what do you think each person will do. I know you probably would rather spend you time doing something else but I am curious.
I am starting to doubt anyone will be there to defend Mike, but i think what he said will still have some wait on Lucy’s shoulders. Also I think she will be sadden by seeing him hurt.

@supertails19
To be honest, I am kind of torn between a couple of thoughts about the apology.
a)I think it is possibly she may just forgive him regardless if he is sincere or not. So he will be “happy”.
b)She won’t forgive him regardless how sincere he is, those works hurt and she will probably never forget them.
c)She might just not care, she might be so emotionally destroyed that she just doesn’t care anymore.

@upertails19
“I know you are probably thinking that I am over thinking about all of this and I am being paranoid. My response: So what if I am? I love thinking about these characters and trying to figure out why they behave the way they do. If that makes me seem weird then fine i’m weird, but at least i’m no longer afraid to voice my opinions… as long as it is with text”-supertails19
Good because I enjoy reading them! Your not alone!

@supertails19
If I ever become like Ace(read the forums about this page) please shoot me then tell me.

@Ace
Sorry to pick on you :(

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 19, 2013, 10:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #241264

Whoa @the real someone, mike is saying that he hates Lucy if I hated someone, which I do, I would never talk to them pet alone have mike’s expression a page or two ago, I would never have anything to do with them and mike I looking like he kinda cares. People may say he is being insensitive for not asking Lucy whats bothering her, but if he did you people would not like it and say he needs to stay out of it. Also mike crushed on Lucy until sandy came in and I think sandy is putting the hate in his head. Also not that in a past comic, an intermission, Lucy asked mike why this comic was called bittersweetcandybowl and mike said because that was their relationship a better sweet one. I have been meaning to day this for some time. The comic is in a pattern. At first every thing is sweet and everyone in this group were friends than that ally fight was what I consider that first bitter in the comic but it did not last long everything fine then sandy shows up, bitter, and them everyone goes on vacation, than Mike almost dies, than mike and Lucy get a little closer together for a little bit, than Lucy confesses and mike shoots her down, than stress is just up, than this happens, it is about time for some thing good to happen. Many mike and Lucy not “hateing” each other.

Devin March 19, 2013, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #241265

Sorry @the real someone for outdated disscusion

Devin March 19, 2013, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #241266

@Devin
I hate to come across rude but some of what you typed is hard to understand and I am left to guess what you meant.
“Many mike and Lucy not “hateing” each other.”-Devin
This especially I don’t understand

“sigh

I don’t even understand how I have to explain this
here’s an example from my own experience
i had a friend who i thought was my best friend, we are not talking anymore and I hate him now, and in retrospect despite all the feelings I had towards him in the past, I realised he treated me like **** and belittled me and was an absolutely scumbag to me. So in reality he wasn’t really my friend at all, no matter how much I loved him back then.
but like.. since when have humans said things absolutely completely factual? Fact-checked, researched, all that sort of thing? I cannot understand why people assume Mike is like in freaken court getting checked with “OH YOU SAY THIS BUT BACK THEN YOU SAID THIS SO YOU ARE LYING RIGHT????”
i can’t believe i have to spoonfeed this much. His feelings are genuine, no matter how hard people want to twist it and make it seem like OH HE’S LYING HE STILL LIKES LUCY or OH HE’S JUST FORGETTING ABOUT IT. jesus christ. He hates her. STOP ASKING.
I’m sorry I have to be such a jerk about this, but I honestly get people asking me this too much and being really semantic as if there’s some underlying feeling that Mike has that MAYBE MEANS HE STILL LIKES LUCY, but he DOESN’T. Do I have to make it CLEARER. It’s like they want to find a reason to make their shipping work and I just am getting really sick of it, and really sick of how you keep coming back continually trying to get some sort of form of falsehood to Mike’s feelings even though I made it pretty damn clear he DOESN’T LIKE HER. And he MEANS WHAT HE SAYS.
He DOESN’T like her because she TREATS HIM LIKE **** and he HATES HER realising in retrospect SHE IS NOT A NICE PERSON TO HIM, yeah she has done nice things and her actions in Confrontation are pretty noble, but I bet you there are housewives who get beaten every freaken day and their husband then comes home with a bouquet of roses telling them they’re their soulmate and all that stuff, DOES THAT MEAN IT SUDDENLY GETS RID OF THE FACT THE HUSBAND BEATS THE **** OUT OF HER EVERY DAY? NO! God!
Stop asking!
I mean god there’s a reason your questions are continually being flagged on formspring, I really should just obey that. Because you continually keep trying to find a way to destroy Mike’s intentions and I have said it before that he MEANS WHAT HE SAYS.”-Taeshi

By the way new Update in 1 hour and 17 minutes

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 19, 2013, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #241268

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Hmm, I didn’t give much thought into what each character would do if everything Mike said in December was revealed since it would depend on:

A)How Mike apologizes(honesty and sincerity will help).

B)The location(Mike better hope there is a nice escape route ready just in case).

C)The people Mike is around could factor in as well(if Sam ever hears about this, then it won’t matter if Lucy forgives Mike).

D)Most importantly, how Lucy reacts(she could easily make him out to be a monster(and seal his fate) or give him another chance to earn her forgiveness(and give him hope)… and convince the others not to hurt him.

Mike stands up in front of a crowd of people, apologizes to Lucy, admits she has changed, and tells Lucy that he never should have said all those mean things to her. Lucy hesitates after he asks her for forgiveness. If this happens I will jump with joy… I would not have any other reaction if I could finally see Mike admit he was wrong for once and be sincere about it.

Mike can keep Sandy, but I will be happy with Lucy and Mike becoming friends again. Especially if it helps Lucy realize that she is not alone, that she has friends. When Lucy’s friends rush to her side, ask her how she is feeling, and proceed to try comforting her I will shed tears of joy. Also if Mike has to get slapped for all of this then I will be fine with it as long as this doesn’t happen:

Mike runs for his life from an angry mob. He gets further and further away from them. Mike decides to turn left hoping that he would lose them all. Unfortunately for this Korat he just ran towards a dead-end. He hides and starts panicking.

Mike: *whispering* “God, please don’t let them find me. I’ll do anything.”
*ten minutes pass*
Mike: “Maybe it is safe to go out now.”

Mike gets up and walks out trying to sneak by and is grabbed and knocked out. He then wakes up in a room with some very angry people.

Paulo: “This is what you get for treating Lucy so badly.” *punches Mike repeatedly*

… This is my bad thought for the day. Mike getting cornered, given a brief moment of hope, and then being taken away to receive some pain D:. Now you understand why I want him to reveal the secret on his own AND apologize to Lucy. Without Lucy to stop Paulo (again) this will just end badly :(.

Also, sorry for the negativity of this comment and for taking so long to respond.

Ace is not so bad. There are plenty of people that really like certain characters. As long as Ace doesn’t start being hateful or spiteful on a constant basis then I will be fine with reading any comments created by Ace. I guess that is the same with everyone else. I guess I have built a high tolerance for hate before I get upset at somebody? It explains what happened in high school :unsure:. I think it would be smart for me to shut my mouth until the next update :x.

supertails19 March 19, 2013, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #241269

Ah BCB ^^ addiction for tonight taken care of.

Amber March 19, 2013, 11:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #241349

Huh sorry I’m not brave enough to vote with my facebook account. Good luck though.

vroom March 20, 2013, 8:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #243754

That awkward moment, Damn u Daisy, u really screwed up now Mad Lucy

butterflyslicer April 23, 2013, 9:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #263087

Oh darn it. I thought Jazz said they should see other people dude! C’mon!

Vix October 25, 2013, 10:13 AM EST.

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