74. Curtain Call, page posted 2/13/13

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Curtain Call — Page 2
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Comment ID #238730

Well, I was wrong. Still though, Lucy’s probably going to show up at the very last moment and have an emotional breakdown on stage, in front of a bunch of people, the second Mike talks to her.
Either way, someone’s going to see Sue panicking behind the curtain, and it will be more embarrassing then the whole play combined. Despite the fact that I am almost certain that the whole play is quite bad, as far a writing goes.
Still really freaking confused as to what’s going on in this comic. Guess I’ll figure out… eventually.

Nikita February 13, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238731

LOL Sue XD

Someone February 13, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238732

lordy

ok February 13, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238733

Stage fright without being on the stage. So the male cat from the previous page is named Will… cool. Wow Sue has some really good eyes, she noticed that the roof is peeling away. McCain there is something I think you should know by now, your opinions are valued only when they can help. When your observations make things worse it would be best to keep your mouth closed… especially when Sue is freaking out D:.

supertails19 February 13, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238734

Soyez le premier!

haha…

Deviot February 13, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238735

Dear lord, it’s happening…

IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING!

On a side note, yay, McCain! And Sue looks great in this new style!

Ditto February 13, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238736

That last Sue face is the best thing ever

Order_66 February 13, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238737

Wow Sue…. She’s kind of insane right now, even going as far as to choke poor Alec! Damn well we’ll see if she calms down at all… Unfortunately, I seriously doubt it since Mike and Lucy now have to perform TOGETHER. God this is going to be awkward as hell for her and the audience and especially for Lucy. Mike’ll probably not care so much as he’s really just indifferent and numb to anything Lucy does at this point. On another note, it’s almost time for Mike to leave the table… I really think he’s going to be the bad guy in most people’s eyes and unlike what he said in “December”, he’s going to be the one that’s alone, not Lucy. Daisy is annoyed at him, Abbey will stay with her, Paulo is in love with Lucy, David is Paulo’s best friend, Tess is protective of Lucy, Sue doesn’t like Mike too much right now, and McCain will stay with Sue. Lucy was right, he’s going to be alone. That’s my prediction.

SEGAMAN10 February 13, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238738

I understand completely, Sue.

John February 13, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238739

McCain being as useful as ever. XD

Pir8Heart February 13, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238740

Can I just take this time to say that this is a very accurate representation of what being a director is like.

Sunshine February 13, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #238741

Well dang, somebody’s a little stressed out about this whole play thing :unsure:

WellSnap February 13, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #238742

Haha sue is so panicky and shaky! You would think she were wearing 12 inch heels on the tip of the eiffel tower!!!

Ps. Is anyone gonna do a cover of the song Lucy is singing? (in the play) ? That would be SO cool!

Rin February 13, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #238743

A good friend of mine directs a lot of the schools plays, she does this each time the play is going on. XD

Good thing im safe in the technicians box. Poor McCain. ):

Moonpig February 13, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #238744

She’s freaking out…just a little.

Yxela007 February 13, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #238745

I have a feeling that Lucy might arrive late…

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy February 13, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #238746

Sue. CALM THE EFFIN’ DOWN ALREADY. You’re being too responsible. ;_;

Furball February 13, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #238747

STUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!!

lucyxpaulo27 February 13, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #238748

Damn, sue chill out. On a side note, so much for the play being RvB: The Musical

foolishprototype001 February 13, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #238750

Aye Mccain! Haven’t seen him in a will

lov/hate/hurt February 13, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #238751

Someone seems a bit nervous XD

shaaa February 13, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #238752

This should be a good chapter :) can’t wait for the rest :)

Aiya February 13, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #238753

Ain’t that a new form of saying “Shut it McCain!”

Oh how I missed that saying so much.

Blue Sly February 13, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #238754

Well, this play’s gotten off to a rollicking good start.

Comrade February 13, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #238755

There appears to be a hole in the side of there house, I think they need to get that checked out XD

also McCain’s back, thank goodness. I was beginning to think something happened to him or something : (there were no McCain emoticons, so this is a McCain emoticon) :

Kat February 13, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #238756

Is that… a mistletoe necklace?

Craig February 13, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #238757

I missed Sue! She’s perfect as usual. McCain and herself look wonderful in watercolors!

honeybee February 13, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #238758

who’s gonna bet that lucy and mike will play those two children as brother and sister?

LAWLALWLLL February 13, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #238759

Hey, it’s McCain! I thought he died or something. Good to see him around again. I like how he gets to the heart of a situation, points out the obvious, and makes everyone feel a little on the dumb side. Not that it’s his intention to make them feel dumb, it’s just that the emotions and worries everyone seems to get so caught up in roll off him like water, allowing him to see a solution more easily even if the solution is a little too “logical”.
Well, at least I know something Sue takes to heart: theater or theatre, lol kind of like color or colour, but the context is there. I can’t honestly recall Sue ever being so jumpy or aggressive; well okay, maybe I’ve seen her be a tad bit aggressive in some of the previous school debates.
I hope everything works out for ya, Sue. Remember, only you notice the tiny details, but others most likely won’t. Unless they also direct plays or perform on stage…or paint and set up props, but even then.
With the way this page presents itself, I get a feeling it’s going to turn out to be a bit of a comical chapter. However, Lucy and Mike on stage with the possibility of them in a love relationship…ugh. It’s either going to be very sentimentally or very abrupt.

Blank On Purpose February 13, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #238760

@Honeybee

Those 2 are a perfect match. :love:

Pepe Le Pew February 13, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #238761

This. This right here. This is the theater experience.

Floweramon February 13, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #238762

THE PLAY! FINALLY! YAY! AND MCCAIN! YAAAAYYY!

Subaru February 13, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #238763

:( … For some reason (if Mike and Lucy do have a kissing scene) I envisioned Lucy freaking out about kissing Mike and Mike whispering to her, “Do it for Sue. Do it for the play.”

Because Mike is mean to her but not Sue.

I hope Paulo doesn’t INTERFERE OH GOD NO PAULO IT’S PART OF THE PLAY THE KISS MEANS NOTHING!! XD

Gate February 13, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #238764

I feel ya Sue. I certainly don’t miss that feeling. XP

FadeIntoFlame February 13, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #238765

How I predict things will happen

Lucy will get there just in time but while on stage she brakes down (weather it be crying or yelling) and when she’s done the curtain will come down as the audience claps thinking it was part of the play. Meanwhile Sue will be passed out in the back because the stress.

If I get anything right il be proud of myself :p

Anthony_frost February 13, 2013, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #238766

Not to be the Devil’s Advocate here, but I don’t see how Mike is really the bad guy. I mean, he’s madly in love with Sandy, and Lucy always badgers him and stuff. Then out of nowhere (To him that is) Lucy tells him that she loves him!?

Imagine Mike’s mind as an intersection with a working light. Everything’s fine and dandy. Then, all of a sudden, the light shows green for all traffic. It’s a total cluster****! Cars are everywhere, the whole intersection is a complete and utter mess! That light turning green is basically Lucy’s confession. He is completely lost as to what the hell is going on.

Mike didn’t know what the hell he was supposed to do. He panicked! You can’t expect a man to think rationally in that kind of situation. What he did wasn’t right by any means….but to him, at that point in time, it was the only course of action.

I’m not saying that what Mike did to Lucy was right; in fact, it was the worst possible idea. However, you have to try and understand the situation from his point of view…

Too many people only look at things like this from one side, never realizing that there are an infinite number of angles with which to view it.

Silvos February 13, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #238768

McCain!!! Wooooo!!!

DaftenDirekt February 13, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #238770

Oh sue you’re friggin’ awesome. Marry me. XD

@nikita I must agree with you about Lucy. It’ll be quite dramatic I’m sure. If that happens either Lucy will be seen as a really needy girl unless she domes mike out, in which case he’ll become cannon fodder for the whole school.

Legion February 13, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #238771

Shut up McCain!

DFS February 13, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #238772

Alex! It’s lovely to see you again. <3 Although, you should know by now that saying that kind of thing is like a death wish, silly. C:

Sue! You poor thing. :’D I’m afraid it will probably only get worse from here m’love. <3 Try not to kill anyone throughout the course of the play. :D

Yaschiri February 13, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #238773

I just love Sue’s panic attack. The emotion is portrayed so well with her rustled fur…

Just-A-Lurker February 13, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #238774

Psh. Dont listen to them Sue. The play will probably go fine. The drams will most likely kick in off stage/after.

Demetrois February 13, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #238775

@Deviot: That is french and sorry you are not first :nope:.

@SEGAMAN10: That will only be true if Mike does not take this lovely opportunity to see the error of his recent actions and apologize to Lucy(he doesn’t have to kiss and make up, just say he is sorry for the way he has acted ever since Lucy confessed to him). A sincere attempt at an apology after he realizes how wrong he was. Maybe an attempt by Lucy to show that she accepts and just wants to be friends with him or that she has finally moved on :).

@Blank On Purpose: For Mike and Lucy on stage: I put my vote on the third option, no one will be able to see it coming. It is a toss up since Mike hasn’t seen Lucy since December and vice versa so there is no sure fire answer to how they will react to each other when they met face to face again :x.

@Gate: … I’m pretty sure Mike kissing Lucy would definitely mean something to Lucy or Sandy(if she ever found out about it :smirk:). I don’t think it will happen for several reasons:

A)Mike doesn’t want to cheat on his girlfriend.

B)They already had rehearsals and even if that was added at the last minute, Mike could easily choose to walk away.

C)A kiss from Mike would probably make Lucy emotional confused at this point.

D)As much as Lucy would have wanted that kiss about a month ago, I don’t think she would risk attempting to kiss him and making him hate her even more.

E)I don’t believe a kiss from Lucy is going to break the spell that Sandy “supposedly” cast on Mike. This is not a fairy tale… even though some of the scenes in BCB look magical :love:.

Also, Paulo won’t have a chance to interfere with the play. He threw that opportunity away when he got detention on the day everyone was being cast http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c54/p2.html so now he can’t get on stage without interrupting the play 8-).

@Everyone: To anybody that is still confused: The way Sue is reacting is the way most high school directors react when they are worried that their play might not be good enough or that something/somebody is going to wreck it. Sue’s reaction in the last panel is a reaction that occurs when you are given bad news while panicking. Take a guess at what McCain just did :D.

supertails19 February 13, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #238776

Sue, watch out. That tail is in sight of the people, and when you’re stressed, yelling, and in sight, you might distract from the play… :/

Anon February 13, 2013, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #238777

@Silvos:
God, this was already discussed so much times already, where the whatever have you been?
Most of people already told that they were fine with mike’s reaction to lucy’s confession back in pick me up. It was understandable. Acting like a hole of arse when she actually was not harming him, tried to be good for him and gave up on her love just wanting to be friends, and then crushing her soul to millions of pieces, stomping on them and putting each piece into a metaphorical fire by telling that no one needs her and that she is literally nothing but looks, - this is what we’re not 0kay with.

HIC February 13, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #238778

oh god i was wrong….oh please lucy, KICK *** TONIGHT :D!! rock them ears.<3

Sahchan February 13, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #238779

I was getting a bit annoyed at this comic for becoming a giant circle-jerk, but the expressions on Sue’s face are priceless. Nice work! Can’t wait for the rest of the chapter.

o30 February 13, 2013, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #238780

lol i must say i think ima absolutely love this chapter only because “cool and composed” Sue is freaking the **** out ;)

also i cannot wait for Mike and Lucy to be together after such a long time, i really wonder if **** will hit the fan or not. :O

Madi_mew101 February 13, 2013, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #238782

Good thing this is a comedy and McCain has a small neck; otherwise Sue would have broken his neck in her violent shaking.

ScrabMaster February 13, 2013, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #238783

Sue is a manic perfectionist. I love her even more!!!!

nebulaSG February 13, 2013, 3:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #238784

So it’s no rehearsal, it’s the real thing, on stage!
It’s not surprising that Sue is in panic, especially when one of the actors is late: if it wasn’t most probably Lucy I’d say that Sue was going to kill her XD
Anyway, I’m very eager to see wether she will actually show up and how she’ll behave with Michael.
Guessing from her latest actions I’d expect her to play indifferent, either because she has come to deal with everything in these days or because she’s just bottled her feelings up.

Cavara February 13, 2013, 3:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #238785

I LUH ME SOME SUE

Forest February 13, 2013, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #238786

Troll McCain XD

thedragon133 February 13, 2013, 4:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #238787

… and Sue just said that Lucy isn’t even here yet. (Or that someone isn’t here yet, but it can only be Lucy.)
If Lucy isn’t gonna show up, that’ll be the biggest cry for help she can send. That, or having an emotional breakdown right on stage. Then maybe someone will finally get an idea of what’s going on (someone besides Paulo, I hope, ‘cause he would be the most boring option) and maybe things will start happening again.
I also love Sue here. That feeling of being responsible for everything can be really frightening. But getting this far with a self-written, self-directed and self-produced play is already pretty impressive. Though by choosing Lucy and Mike for the two leads she kind of shot herself in the foot.
Oh well, great job of calming her down, McCain. (What is he doing behind the scenes by the way?)

Copper February 13, 2013, 4:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #238788

McCain used Taunt!
Its super effective!

Susan used Thrash!
It has no effect…

Nah but seriously kind of think Sue freaking out is kind of cute in a sense.

Anon-Anon February 13, 2013, 5:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #238789

I think it’s official: McCain is a masochist…

Mightyena February 13, 2013, 5:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #238790

Long haired Sue? I dig that.
And she should try and ask Mike about why Lucy hasn’t showed up yet.
Being grilled while standing in the stagelight would be good for him.
Helping him put things into perspective, and also teach him that the world doesnt revolve around him.

Xent February 13, 2013, 6:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #238791

Is it bad if I think Sue looks cute on this page?

Kindle Kat February 13, 2013, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #238792

Don’t worry. Similar things happen in my group every year among my middle school years. Actually, even worse. In 2010~2011, one of the leading roles got sick. In 2011~2012, I forgot to bring the costumes. In 2012~2013, this year, the group leader herself frofot to prepare the drama at all. YOU are LUCKY enough, Sue. ._. (p.s. Alec MacCain, it’s time for you to shout “why always me!”.)

Henry Wang February 13, 2013, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #238793

Is Lucy going to fall off the stage and go into a deep coma?

CC February 13, 2013, 7:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #238794

OH, the play.
I forgot all about that.

Ross February 13, 2013, 8:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #238795

Aww supertails19, you use translate o something? =P

And no, “Soyez le premier!” is like english “(you will) be the first!” and “(tu) sé el primero!” spanish.

¿weird, contradiction? is a joke =P

P.D.: gimme a churrasco! haha >P

Deviot February 13, 2013, 9:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #238796

You know for some reason, I read McCain’s name as M.C. Cain just now.

Huh? February 13, 2013, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #238797

New favorite character: Sue

Neospector February 13, 2013, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #238798

Haha lol. Also……McCAIN! Yay!!

jmcy3 February 13, 2013, 10:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #238799

Hey, it seems that Sue is very stressed right now, at least 80*10^5 pa. And, it is surprised to find Alec McCain is still as calm as usual (maybe a bit sick), (no more then -268.9℃, he’s really cool).

Henry Wang February 13, 2013, 10:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #238800

I couldn’t think of a favorite character if asked, I think I know the answer now.

Deluxe_Flame February 13, 2013, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #238801

I trust Sue’s writing skills and I think the play is going to be quite good. I also think Lucy will be able to control herself while on stage - to be honest, I think the only one who has a chance to screw things up here is Mike, because he’d be too proud to ever talk to Lucy again, thus refusing to say his lines. Lucy, on the other hand, knows how much this play means to her friend and won’t let her emotions show - and if they do, she’ll find a way to incorporate them into her lines. We all know she can sing incredibly well, so if anything goes wrong I believe her singing will compensate for it. As far as s hool plays go, I think this is going to be a great one!

Idastar February 13, 2013, 11:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #238802

@HIC Well, I wanted to post my comment someplace where it would still be seen. Also, there are still people that might not understand why Mike did what he did. I just wanted to clear that up for them. Call me crazy if you like, but I’ve known that for a long time.

Silvos February 13, 2013, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #238804

Sue needs some tea

bunnyclub February 13, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #238805

Hahaha I love how McCain appears to be entirely unaffected by Sue’s violent shaking and just goes with the flow XD

Laufente February 13, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #238806

Well, it is the play chapter and Sue is all in panic. Well, how much more will she take as the story and the play progress? ;)

Keyblade Dragon February 13, 2013, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #238807

McCain….

EverSoSlightly February 13, 2013, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #238808

XD can’t wait for more

Digital February 13, 2013, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #238809

@Nikita
I love your predicts! And welcome back King ;)

@Sue
I just you should… TAKE A ****EN CHILL PILL!

And who says Lucy is running late? Is there only 2 actresses in the whole play? Only because it could possibly be Lucy who is late and Nikita’s predict are the only real reasons I am excited about Friday’s update.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 13, 2013, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #238810

But I’m curious about mike and Lucy :?

Digital February 13, 2013, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #238811

But I’m curious about mike and Lucy :?
I mean, he can’t just dump sandy but Lucy still likes him and… Wait what do I know? Just gotta… Go with the flow… ;)

Digital February 13, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #238812

XD

Random Glubber February 13, 2013, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #238813

The Play’s starting already?!

I thought we’d build up to it during the chapter, had no idea we’d dive right in on the first page.

DeathofInk February 13, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #238814

Shut it McCain V.2. 8-D

HuskyKDT February 13, 2013, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #238815

I think that it is possible that Sue might be slightly stressed.

B/k February 13, 2013, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #238816

hey sue need a chill pill? XD
where did the other peps that was in the play?

mymanleo February 13, 2013, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #238817

Sue has more OCD than me with desktop UIs.

not_used February 13, 2013, 4:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #238818

@Silvos:
Actually yes, it is kind of crazy. Or at least strange. I mean, to post that kind of message long after the Mike haters vs lovers war, and of all the pages under this one, where people didn’t say almost anything about him let alone hateposts, and this page doesn’t even feature Mike OR Lucy… It was so misplaced it freaked the living hell out of me. Though looking at alll the ****s the rest of people gave about it, I might just be overreacting.

HIC February 13, 2013, 4:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #238819

McCain!!!!! :love:

Silversoma February 13, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #238820

I think Sue might be a bit nervous. Just a bit.

Jessica U. Ingmann February 13, 2013, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #238821

I love McCain. XD He’s just so chill all the time.

Alex Kitsune February 13, 2013, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #238823

SHUT UP MCCAIN!

Rylan February 13, 2013, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #238824

OH IT’S THE PLAY OKAY I GET IT NOW!! XD Hopefully Lucy and Mike will get together at last in this story arc. Or at least make up so the two can go back to their normal lives instead of Mike always being a jerk to Lucy and Lucy always being impossibly depressed. I’d rather see them at least acting like friends, even if they don’t interact with each other a lot after they make up than acting like they do now. I’d much prefer Mike starts dating her, but better friends than enemies. XD

I'll Eat Yourself February 13, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #238827

God it took me a long time to catch up! Love the strangulation, by the way!

tywyll February 13, 2013, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #238828

ku,but what part did you see her stutter,if you know what i mean.KU KU KU!!!

kululu February 13, 2013, 7:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #238829

This page is pure perfect.

Wat February 13, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #238830

Mike’s going to act indifferent on stage, Lucy will get emotional and stutter, Mike’s going to treat her like crap, Lucy will have a mental breakdown on stage, Mike will remain a jerk for the rest of the chapter
The End

PearlParfait February 13, 2013, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #238831

SUE, Sue Sue… shh… the audience has no clue what is supposed to be right. As long as no one breaks character everything will be just fine.

Although considering an actor is late you might have reason to worry, *shudder* nothing feels worse than the thought of someone missing their cue.

Whatthisface February 13, 2013, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #238832

@Pearl

That…sounds like rxactly whats gonna happen,

EverSoSlightly February 13, 2013, 8:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #238833

McCain has returned!

Xenos February 13, 2013, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #238834

Oh le DRAMA!

You know this literally sets the stage for Lucy and Mike drama! XD

I_Love_Lucy February 13, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #238835

Heh, usually don’t get to see Sue freak like this, but I definitely know the feeling. By the way, to anyone who has not had the pleasure of being part of a live performance, this is EXACTLY what they are like.

Alfador February 13, 2013, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #238836

Hell ya! I missed McCain! He’s the mother flippin man!

Zero Enna February 13, 2013, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #238837

McCain wasn’t involved in the play, so why is he backstage with Sue…?

Shippers, take notes.

Bleh February 13, 2013, 11:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #238838

@supertails19 Who said anything about cheating or change of heart? I’m just saying that Mike doesn’t want to upset Sue and/ or peeve off the audience. Besides, the kiss wouldn’t be cheating. It’s acting. Though I do agree that Lucy would become hopelessly confused about how Mike feels about her.

And I’ll be there after the play to tell Lucy, “You cannot be an actor.”

Also, I doubt Paulo cares. Mike will do something indifferent and Paulo will get mad and storm that stage.

My pairings:

Mike x Sandy
Lucy x Paulo
Tess x Augustus (Not Likely)
Sue x McCain
Rachael x David (Just For LOLs)

Gate February 13, 2013, 11:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #238839

Oh McCain, we missed you. Him and Sue make an adorable pair. And hey, they both are drama-free!

EternalOne February 13, 2013, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #238840

I think the conversations and debates carried on in the comments section may be just as much of an attraction to me for this site as the comic itself. It’s wonderful (and damned annoying at times) just what the human mind can concoct when cloaked by anonymity. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk ended World War I on the Russian front, allowing German troops to head for France and launch the ill-fated Ludendorff Offensive. What with all the drama the comic’s gotten into (not to say that it doesn’t make for good reading), there’ve been fewer and fewer jokes in the comic. The commentary tends to make up for that splendidly.

Comrade February 14, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #238841

@Cavara: Even if Lucy tries to bottle up her feelings again it won’t work for long. She can try being completely indifferent, but all her words will start to lose the emotion that she is probably going to need for this play :(.

@Xent: Mike probably thinks the world revolves around Sandy :smirk:. If anybody starts interrogating Mike in front of that big audience and his secret gets revealed… o_o I’d say “run and hide” would not be an option any more since he will be found/forced to run away. Explaining why he did what he did and apologizing for doing so, even then a trip to the hospital doesn’t seem too far off.

I’m sure Mike and Lucy will be able to handle this without an angry mob being formed 8-).

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone): Since you are a hardcore MikeXLucy fan enjoy:
Mike: I’m really sorry for all the wrongs I have done to you I the past. I know I don’t deserve you forgiveness, but-
Lucy: Shh, stop talking and kiss me already you jerk.
They get closer and have a romantic kiss and then the play ends.
Now on the other side of the continent a girl is saying to herself “Why did Maishul do that?” While tears gently flow down her cheeks :D.

I hope you enjoyed it because i’m not doing that again ;_;.

supertails19 February 14, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #238842

@PearlParfait: I really hope that doesn’t happen. I would rather have Lucy yell at him and stand up for herself already.

@Lucy: Enough with being defenseless, just say what needs to be said already(no I am not talking about the lines in the play). Try sneaking some actual conversation into this play. If Mike responds harshly then there will be plenty of witnesses.

Oh right, you’re still worried about what will happen to Mike. Hmm, try looking at it this way: Mike won’t be able to run away from you while the play is going on, right? If the audience thinks that your conversation with Mike is part of the play they won’t interfere, right? This is your chance to talk to him calmly in a civilized manner. Carpe Diem. Seize the day.

@Gate: … Mike has known Lucy for about a decade. You don’t think Sandy a.k.a. Mike’s girlfriend would find it strange that Mike kissed Lucy so soon after Mike and Sandy had their first meeting in about 7 years? …maybe you’re right, even if Sandy did find out about the kiss it is probably going to be from Mike and he clearly a way of making females believe anything. So she won’t think of it as cheating. Mike on the other hand…

Mike “severed ties” with Lucy, as in Mike completely cut her off to protect his relationship with Sandy(among other reasons). What makes you so sure that he won’t just walk away from this play if he is forced to kiss Lucy? Mike is not going to do anything with Lucy until he respects her again :x.

I almost forgot to mention that some girlfriends might be upset if a boyfriend doesn’t consult with them before kissing another girl… especially when the boyfriend has known that other girl for a lot longer. At first she will say she is fine with it but later on she will make the boyfriend regret his decision. Sadly, this stuff actually happens in real life :(.

@Everyone: Happy Valentines Day

supertails19 February 14, 2013, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #238843

Lol. Again, i’m not a furry. Sue, strangle me :-*

JustSomeCritic February 14, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #238844

Sue continues to be my favorite character ever.

:/ : Really?

Yes really, so much that I would go as far as roleplay you in one of my comments…deal with it!

Follarch February 14, 2013, 6:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #238845

:/ sue. sue. SUE! calm down.

also before she freaks out even more RULE NUMBER ONE OF STAGE WORK: IF YOU CAN SEE THE AUDIENCE THEY CAN SEE YOU.
WHAT ARE YOU DOIIING… SUUUUEEEE… GET BEHIND THE CURTAIIIIN

@supertails19 last page you mentioned something about mike getting his way, not causing drama and keeping sandy.

Honestly. I think its impossible. I unless Sandy herself reality checks Mike, he will be blinded by his own love. leave the table. and cause more drama than ever before.
I also personally think hes too selfish as well. When he actually met with Sandy, and even in his texting to her he never ONCE mentioned Daisy, and if Sandy has talked with her in the last xx amount of years. He simply wants his perfect girl, and everybody else can sod off unless it benefits him.

I don’t like Mike Furious Abbey

melancholia February 14, 2013, 11:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #238846

@supertails19
It’s single awareness day :/
I love your MikexLucy thing :) You Flippen made my day ;_; <~~~ Those of joy!
Why would Lucy stop acting defenseless around Mike? Mike did tell her to quit the ‘tough girl act’ and what Mike wants Mike gets right Lucy. Lucy? Oh I think someone needs a hug.

I have a new goal (cause I am addicted to BCB) but I doubt it will ever happen. But I so want a picture of me hugging Lucy. That would be awesome! *sparkly eyes* *explodes due to too much awesomeness*

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 14, 2013, 11:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #238847

The colours are really lovely in this one!

Silvyx February 14, 2013, 11:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #238848

Wow… The first picture on sue behind looks great! :D

Iti February 14, 2013, 12:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #238849

@melancholia
Your last statement… Give me a damn High Five! *holds up hand*

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 14, 2013, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #238850

OH GOD YES MCCAIN IS BACK

MCCAIN FAN February 14, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #238851

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone
Heck yeah, High five 8-)

melancholia February 14, 2013, 2:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #238852

McCain are you trying to get yourself killed? XD

Timni February 14, 2013, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #238853

McCain!!!!!!!! You’re back!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kryph February 14, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #238854

@melancholia: Were you talking about this? v
“…no one else could interrupt them in the middle of the play since most of the audience would think Mike’s apology was just part of the act. It would actually be a nice way to possibly resolve all/most of the drama between Mike and Lucy without either side suffering any physical injuries. Paulo and the others would not be forced to choose sides either so that’s a bonus. I want Mike to realize that the way he handled things with Lucy lately was just… wrong. I also want Lucy to let go of all the pain and suffering already(even if that means she has to figuratively and literally move on :x).” -Supertails.

If you really were responding to this :unsure:, I said it only because I want Lucy to move on even if it means forgetting about Mike. I kind of want Mike to cut the B.S. and start being nice to Lucy again, but I don’t think they should ever be more than friends unless something major happens. Even if something major happens, they would still have a lot of work to do before they actually become a couple. It could work if both sides work together towards a better future, but I guess I just don’t see it happening. I apologize to any MikeXLucy fans I have upset and I think it would be best to ignore my next post if you are into that pairing. Sorry :(.

supertails19 February 14, 2013, 10:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #238855

I am neither MikeXSandy nor MikeXLucy. I want everybody to be happy and whatever makes more sense currently is what I go with. The future is not set in stone so it can be changed by the actions that are made. O_O.

@melancholia I have a few questions for you:
1)Is it really that wrong to let Mike be happy waiting for the one that can keep him in check? :)

2)Mike is obsessively happy with Sandy and Sandy loves him as well, why ruin that? ;)

3)I want Lucy to be happy, do you really believe Lucy is going to be happy being in a relationship with Mike after what Mike told her? :x

4)I realize that Mike and Sandy have been blinded by love for about 7 years now, but unless something major happens do you see Mike or Sandy dumping one another? :/

5)Lucy has tried going after Mike and she is currently suffering because of it. Her feelings have been brutalized and she is currently a sad cat. Is it wrong for me to want Lucy to find somebody else that can give her the love she deserves? Mad Lucy

6)Sandy didn’t move away because she wanted to she was forced to because of her parents. Sandy said that she didn’t like Lucy because she only had knowledge of what she was told by Mike. Mike has the power to omit facts and overreact to certain situations(hopefully you know this already). So tell me, has Sandy done anything that would warrant getting her heart broken by Mike? ._.

7)I wanted to avoid any characters getting sent to a hospital because of all this drama. If the rest of the group figures out what Mike told Lucy then what will happen if everyone chooses different sides? D:

8)”When he actually met with Sandy, and even in his texting to her he never ONCE mentioned Daisy, and if Sandy has talked with her in the last xx amount of years.” -melancholia.

I am definitely confused about this one :question:. So Mike was supposed to talk to Sandy about Daisy? What about Paulo or Abbey or Jasmine or any of the others? Does Mike have to spend time with his girlfriend by talking about others or can he forget about his troubles and make sweet talk with the girl he loves? :D

9)I don’t like Mike as much as I did during the first half of the comic, but I can still understand his side as well. Have you ever tried looking at all this drama from Mike’s eyes? :unsure:

Thanks to bad timing and even worse communication Mike has no reason to believe that Lucy was being honest when she confessed to him. Their friends tried to push them together when they needed to spend time apart and they didn’t want to take his relationship with Sandy into consideration. They just wanted Mike to dump Sandy and go straight to Lucy, screw his feelings… everything kept on going downhill until December hit… it was Love My Way all over again except amplified and with Lucy instead of Daisy. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p21.html Sandy actually coming to town and Mike’s rage filled rant were the finishing blows to any chance of Mike and Lucy being a happily married couple in the future. Why ;_;?

supertails19 February 14, 2013, 10:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #238920

@supertails19

Oh dear we seem to be at some sort of a misunderstanding but I’ll answer your questions regardless.

1) totally not. Let him be happy. I just feel that his happiness tends to make others unhappy.

2) same as #1 let him keep sandy, he’ll be happy.

3) nope actually I feel Lucy would be happier with Paulo or Augustus

4)again I’m totally cool with MikexSandy

5) see previous comments

6) again nope.
The misunderstanding continues!

7) that’s up to Taeshi.

8) honestly. I just think it’d be something polite to ask about or bring up. But that’s just me, and my thinking differs from Mike’s.

9) nope. I find mikes eyes hard to look through as his way of thinking is rather different than mine. But I totally get what he does and why he does it. I just wish everything he did didn’t turn into a drama fest.

I hope this clears up some of the misunderstanding I set up.

melancholia February 15, 2013, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #240420

Sue and McCain make a cute couple.

Otter guy March 7, 2013, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #241608

I love McCain! Every comic he’s in makes my day XD

ZeroEnna March 23, 2013, 10:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #241714

Is McCain TRYING to set her off? It seems so… XD

Sambo March 25, 2013, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #242696

OHOHOHOHOHO… Oh, McCain….. Oh, classic Alec McCain…. LOL

Tekurin April 9, 2013, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #245089

XD lol Mccain

Anonymous May 6, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #246075

Now that i have directed my own show i have to say:
THAT IS EXACTLY HOW IT FEELS D:

You notice every missed line and every pause seems awkward, and you fanatically worry the audience is gonna nod off from boredom.

Fortunately that is just you being unreasonable and the audience almost always has a good time.

Whatthisface May 20, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #251411

i love bcb 8-D

rainbow dash June 27, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #266271

how can Mcain talk without a mouth? does he even have a mouth? :question:

Catgirl November 18, 2013, 8:18 PM EST.

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