74. Curtain Call, page posted 4/1/13

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Curtain Call — Page 22
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Veronica’s Commentary

what an appropriate role for the newly dead-inside lucy

In other news WHAT

WHAAAATTTT

BCB was the winner of the Comicmix March Madness oh my god

I seriously did not see this coming. I was honestly super flattered being in the original list of 300 in the first place, like “Wow, the my comic has been noticed by someone and I’m not a big dumb nobody”, but I totally did not expect to last this long, let alone win! Seriously, I don’t know how to feel about this. I honestly just expected to get my *** kicked by homestuck like four rounds ago hahahaha

SERIOUSLY EVERY ROUND I WAS LIKE

“I JUST WANTED TO LOSE TO HOMESTUCK ;__;”

The large amount of support, especially from people who I did not expect, is really appreciated ;__; thank you so much everyone, I hope I can make it up to you guys somehow. I’ll keep trying my best with every page, and I hope despite the rocky road ahead (plot-wise) you guys will stick around

There was a surprise we were planning to do sometime in the future, like middle or end of the year, but as something in return to the many hundreds of you who kept on voting I’m gonna try very very hard to get it all ready by the first page of the next chapter. I hope the wait is worth it!

I am humbled and flabbergasted and confused and a bit seasick (having been on a boat for the past two days) and yeah, you guys should really check out all the comics in the contest! The real value (besides the huge charity donation it generated among all the comics) is in introducing new readers to comics they haven’t heard of before, and if you have any free time, you should check some of them out! There was a good mix this year. (Also guys, seriously read Ava’s Demon)

(And Bad Reputation)

(And You Suck)

(And every comic ever)

(I love you)

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170 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #242035

Lucy… so badass :love:

@Taeshi “and I hope despite the rocky road ahead (plot-wise) you guys will stick around”

I can only hope that Lucy and Paulo hopefully getting together causes some legit angst out of Mike throwing the entire group into a tail-spin, and maybe that moment of Mike needingLucy to need him causes drama to ooze from every pore. Because let’s admit it, Mike’s just been using Sandy as an excuse to not admit that he needs Lucy, but now that’ she’s moved on, it’ll confuse her more by him acting out and then Jazz will try and win Paulo back, but he’ll be fighting for Lucy… and then, and then, and then…

Hey… a girl can dream, right? :D

@Taeshix2 BTW, I’m glad to say I voted every round. Congrats to you! Well deserved!

Someone April 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #242036

@ Taeshi
“Newly dead inside Lucy?” So she is just pretending to be ok. Also, congratulations on getting so far in the tournament.

Nikita April 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #242037

I love BCB

WellSnap April 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #242038

Welp, she had a horrible past.

Dakota April 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #242039

Lucy looks really scary!

Bob April 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #242040

Mike’s face is so funny in that last panel lol

And whoaaaaa Taeshi congrats on winning the contest! 8DDDD
You did a great job! You deserve it!

shaaa April 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #242041

Dafuq are they talking about?

Redneck April 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #242042

Yaay we won!

Huala the Koala April 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #242043

Very fitting for Lucy’s current mind-frame
BTW, congrats on the win Taeshi, stop being so melancholy!

NEO April 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #242044

whoa lucy looks fierce!
8-)
an another note congrats on the victory!!!! :D

vivitv24 April 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #242045

This is my favourite chapter so far. :)

Anoukk April 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #242046

Oh snap baaaaaaaad a$$

Thatguyyouknoe April 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #242047

Congrats on winning! Totally deserve it!

Frodomann1 April 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #242048

(psst ‘lead’ should be ‘led’ ;))

I’m still waiting for the awkward kiss scene Sue totally wrote in.

Ket April 1, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #242049

No. Lucy is dead inside? Well that explains her recent actions and it sounds better than turning off her emotions completely… oh wait.

With the play: So Lucy’s curse is going to be the end of everyone in the village or just the fool that tried to do away with her? Well now it is time for Mike to talk some sense into her and get her to see that hurting everyone else around her won’t take away the pain she holds inside. Wow, I knew this play was going to be good but this is better than what I was expecting.

supertails19 April 1, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #242050

“rocky road ahead (plot wise)”?
Its been a constant rocky road since December XD
Still though, I’ve enjoyed every page of it since i started reading all those years ago and i am super excited for you Taeshi, you deserve it! :)
Cheers to even more success in the future

Order_66 April 1, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #242051

you deserve to win….we luv you darn it!!!!

kiki April 1, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #242052

I hate to be a grammar Nazi, but technically, the past tense of lead is led.
Edit @Ket: Ffffffuuuuuuuu beat me to it.
Anywho, lookin good as link, Mike! Lucy supposed to be a poe or dark link?
Also yeahhhh we won! Maybe you’ll finally realize you have a great comic with an adoring fanbase and are a great human being who deserves a lot of credit, Taeshi? Naw, you’ll probably just continue thinking your life is as worthless as mine.

Random Internet Loser April 1, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #242053

Kinda hoping the rest of this chapter just plays out as… the play! Kinda just interested to see what Sue created. Of course, if it doesn’t that will be fine as well. Just a part of me gets this ‘Embarrassed’ feeling watching people(s) make asses and fools of themselves. Let alone on a grand stage such as this.
But since this is BCB, I’ll swallow that silly little feeling and read on!

Congratulations on victory as well! It’s a well deserved one at that Taeshi. I simply ask you to not stress yourself out over having to ‘reward’ us. The comic itself is plenty :)
So as a fan, I say thank you for sharing BCB with us!

Fenfir April 1, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #242054

Aaaaaaaa you guys are right! How silly of me ;__; We will fix that dialogue screw-up in the next hour, thank you for the heads up!

Taeshi April 1, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #242055

Congratulations on the amazing win you deserve it :D also this role outstandingly suits Lucy ;)

Midstrike April 1, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #242056

Wait, so the prophet took the cursed baby, AKA Lucy?
They were going to execute her or is this metaphorical speak for “training in hell”?
So, was the prophet actually training her to be evil or what?
In other news, see Tae…YOU ARE NOT A BIG NOBODY!
Don’t let your stupid self or any other stupid person tell you that.
We don’t read this comic out of sympathy…we love it, even if some of the drama and cliff-hangers KILL US!
You’re already putting 100% of your heart into this comic, this should be incentive to put 125% into it!
Keep up the good work Tae. The art, plot, and character progression is like fine wine…it gets better with age!
Never settle for second place and if anyone tries to take first place from you, beat them over the head with a blunt object till they give it up!

Blank On Purpose April 1, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #242057

Congratulations :) There is no need for worrying, I think i’m one of the few thousand here reading this comic that BCB is amazingly awesome!! :D

PS. Mike looks ADORABLE on panel 4 :D

Iti April 1, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #242058

Lu-Lu’s got long hair now. Sweet. ;)

Gate April 1, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #242059

@Taeshi congrats on winning the comic tournament! I’ll admit, I only voted a couple times, but every time I saw Bittersweet Candybowl, I threw my support behind you because this is seriously one of, if not my favorite comic. When I cast my vote for the final match, I knew it was gonna be a tough test against Sandra and Woo. And sadly, I didn’t have the money to give a paid donation vote. But way to go again; your readers are just THAT dedicated! :D

Anyway, back to the comic. I wonder what twist this play is gonna throw at us?

NBbowler April 1, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #242060

Mike do you have anything you want to admit… maybe a conversation you recently had with Sandy about Lucy? It seems that you fall into that category of “So many have wished it so…” :x.

I thought Sue spent a few hours working on this play… looks like she spent days or even longer on it.

So far Lucy and Mike seem to be giving a stunning performance together :).

So will true love’s first kiss break the curse? Guess we’ll find out XD.

supertails19 April 1, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #242061

AHA! She IS pretending to be okay, I KNEW IT! (wait, that was no surprise, I’m not even sure why I’m doing a happy dance for being right…. I’m a horrible person, I’m sorry Lucy! ;_;)

CONGRATS ON THE WIN, TAESHI! :D. I seriously wanted to vote, but every damn time I tried, the thing was closed, BUT WHATEVER, YOU WON! YAY! :D

Subaru April 1, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #242062

Congratulations, A Winner is You!
It was a close match with Sandra and Woo.

Darf14 April 1, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #242064

@supertails19

*sigh*
I hope he never apologizes now.

Gate April 1, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #242065

Congratulations @taeshi you deserve it, you to give us sutch a great comic and take joy in it all,we all love BCB this is all for you

In celebration of the victory I recommend the song “champion”by clement marfo & The fronyline,

Or if your just in the mood to party try “domino” by jesse.j or “The show go on” by lupe fiasco

lov/hate/hurt April 1, 2013, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #242066

Dayum.

Sue you have outdone yourself.

Skygaze April 1, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #242068

@Gate: I hope when he does apologize Lucy just walks away with a smile on her face… and surrounded by friends that actually care about her. As for Mike… I have said it before and i’ll say it again Mike can keep Sandy. Lucy will have what she needs to move on. This is just assuming Lucy doesn’t actually move away… if that happens tears will be shed by many ;_;.

supertails19 April 1, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #242069

Lucy seems to be ready to cast some dark magic on Mike.

Also, Screw Homestuck >_> Glad you won.

Aoriki April 1, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #242071

omg lucy’s so ahhhhh

Pirari April 1, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #242072

You beat Sandra and Woo so hard that Powree was left drawing soy sauce.

Honestly that’s why I stopped voting, too many great comics going head-to-head, I can’t decide which is better.

Neospector April 1, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #242073

…I feel as though you are an hour ahead of me now.
And I feel stupid for waiting until midnight my time to come over and check.. ._.
BUT, with this new knowledge, that just means I can come by EARLIER in two days to check! ;)

Also, due to computer issues I was unable to vote much… But I am so glad my vote didn’t matter that much, and you won! CONGRATS. :D
ifmyartdidn’tsucksobadIwoulddrawyousomethinglol. 8-D

****** April 1, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #242074

****’s gettin’ real. I want to make various predictions for how this thing’ll go, speculate on future lines, but it wouldn’t do the whole thing much justice. I can definitely see this performance becoming more personal between these two, though; perhaps Sue is banking on that to raise it above a mere play, to elevate it beyond just acting. Perhaps not. I dunno. I’m looking forward to the build-up and climax, in any event.

Anyway, congrats on the win, Taeshi.

etyb April 1, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #242076

Just started reading today, already done, already going to buy book, all in the life of the lonely…

LegendaryClockwork April 1, 2013, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #242077

Grooooaaaaahh

The Pornographer April 1, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #242078

Very many congratulations on the victory, Taeshi. I think it’s wonderful that you have so many devoted fans, myself included. This can only lead to new readers for BCB. I especially love how Sandra and Woo was the comic you defeated. In early 1943, a German submarine landed in remote northern Canada to set up a weather station, marking the only Axis incursion into North America. Nothing better than one of my three favorite webcomics defeating my least favorite webcomic in the final. You deserved it, of course. Please, keep our comic coming so that we can be voting for you again next year.
-GPP

Comrade April 1, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #242079

You have no idea how much I love that this beat Homestuck. No idea.

Xiro April 1, 2013, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #242082

Ice queen Lucy. I wonder what will happen.

I am who I am April 1, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #242083

Squeal!!!!! Congrats to the max! CCC: I’m so happy BCB won!

Jupi April 1, 2013, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #242084

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE! WE ARE VICTORIOUS! Haha, no but, seriously, Mike and Lucy need to work things out and get together. Just sayin’.

TheSonicSegaNerd April 1, 2013, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #242086

YEAH!!! BCB WON

CONGRATS!!!

Pauloisjustthatboss April 1, 2013, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #242087

Actually I’m extremely disappointed in Homestuck fans…

Xiro April 1, 2013, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #242088

SO PROUD! CONGRATULATIONS!! THIS DESERVES A DRAWING! I CAN PROUDLY SAY I LOVE BITTERSWEET CANDYBOWL.
Actually I got some friends to read it, AND THEY LOVED IT!
also, I like homestuck but my interest in it has really decade, but I never miss a bittersweet candy bowl update.
finally, **** I can wait to see more of this chapter! so exited :love:

Sam April 1, 2013, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #242089

First of all @Taeshi Congrats on winning, sorry but I don’t know enough to vote on that site.

I want Mike and Lucy to be together. Right now Lucy is all but dead even after her make out with Paulo. Mike to her is that one person she can’t get over. I hope when Mike finally apologizes they hug, for several reasons. One Paulo can’t start yelling cheater and beating on Mike. Two if Mike develops feeling for Lucy again then he could whisper I love you in her ear. Three after that there will be more time for him to break up with Sandy. And more time for me to do a happy evil laugh at Sandy’s misery. All most all problems get traced back to Sandy. She took Mike from Lucy, convinced Mike to drop his friendship with Lucy and I just don’t like her.

Devin April 1, 2013, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #242090

Wow Lucy looks amazing on this page.
And congrats on that contest!:D

Al April 1, 2013, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #242091

My respect for taeshi and this comic just ****ing sky rocketed. Thank you, for taking the time to actually make a legit comic update instead of a BS “APRIL FOOLS GAIZ” page. I know it would’ve been festive, but I cant handle waiting 3days on a cliff hanger only to have to wait another 3 days. It’s the small things in li— internet. Thank you again, Taeshi. Oh and congrats. You without a molecule of a doubt earned it. Also happy easter.

Mr. Thankful April 1, 2013, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #242092

Gratz, Taeshi. The comic didn’t win just because you have a lot of fans. It won because it’s a great comic, you put a lot of thought and effort into it, and its beautifully drawn. You deserve the victory and I hope it helps you see what a great work of art you’ve created. ;)

Ziur April 1, 2013, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #242093

@Devin: I will say it again: Is it really Sandy’s fault for wanting to keep her boyfriend safe? All she knew was that somebody was hurting Mike and she wanted him to make it stop. Sandy has no idea of the actions Mike took because i’m pretty sure what he did in December is not something he would talk to Sandy about. When Lucy sent that text message to Sandy her reaction was not “I still hate this girl so you should hate her” Sandy thought it would be a good idea for Mike to talk to Lucy again so he could repair the damage that was done.

If you still hate Sandy let me ask you this: Did Sandy with her own words tell Mike to call Lucy a parasite and give her an “I hate you” speech? No.

What was Sandy’s reaction to Mike saying “Maybe it will be fixed if she just died.” Sandy responded with a NO. BAD. and then a *bop* to Mike’s forehead. Then she proceeded to have him promise to talk to Lucy. You still think Sandy is the bad one in all of this?

This what Sandy said in Just Beautiful in case you forgot: “It’s not like I wanted you two to hate each other. I just think she should treat you right.” If you still hate Sandy then that’s what I get for trying to use reason at this hour.

Good night.

supertails19 April 1, 2013, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #242094

congrats, u very very deserve it!

basani April 1, 2013, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #242095

Congrats on the win! Though you doubted the thought, BCB’s incredible story line and unique evolving art style surely deserved the win! :D
And just so I don’t seem like I worship BCB and all that nonsense… I’ve read most of the other comics such as “Ava’s Demon”, and “You Suck”. They just don’t grasp my attention as much as BCB does!

The characters, the story, even the moments where you decide to leave us with a cliffhanger; all were factors in BCB’s awesomeness! Love the comic and I hope you’ll never have to shut down the comic early!

And also, great job on todays comic, Mike really HAS gotten better at acting :P

Thatoneguy April 1, 2013, 3:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #242096

And Ava’s Demon was a pretty good read all in all, still not as good as BCB though!

“You Suck”, however, wasn’t really my style so I can’t say much about it…
I finished reading it and I was like - NOPE :nope: -

Thatoneguy April 1, 2013, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #242097

Congratulations Taeshi, on a well deserved victory! You’ve come so far with this story over the years and it just makes me so happy to see it recognized and supported. I wish I could just bake BCB-themed cookies or something and pass them around to everyone. And hugs. Lots of hugs and cookies.

Mewzia April 1, 2013, 3:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #242098

She mad.

Anon-Anon April 1, 2013, 3:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #242099

Congrats on winning Tae! The fans are always there to support you.
Wow Lucy looks so amazing and in character for the play. She looks older though, mainly because of the eyes and(what’s it called?) fur on the sides of her head. I’m going to be laughing if Mike’s sword is real, and he accidentally stabs her, but that’s going way in a different direction for BCB.

asdf April 1, 2013, 3:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #242100

@Taeshi Proud to say I voted for you every time. ;D
I’m glad to see that you pulled through, since the last time I voted you were down 36% to 63% to Sandra and Woo, which just happens to be another comic I LOVE(but nowhere near as much as you, T). I would have liked to have been that singular comic that swung the votes the other way …
Or was it donations?
Oh well, Now aboot this PLAAY! AAH! Just one look at Lucy, and I’m struck speechless every time! I think she’s TOTALLY perfect for the role. Like, she was BORN to play the antihero!

Mr. Fancy Pants April 1, 2013, 4:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #242101

The plot to this play is really seeming to relate back to the personaity of both Mike and Lucy as a whole. Lucy, now dead inside, and Mike, always quick to step up to be the humble hero.

On another note, I am so glad that BCB won in the contest. Congratulations!!! I really love both this comic and Homestuck so woah, happy for both for being in it and extremely happy that you won. :D

Jade April 1, 2013, 5:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #242102

Deep words. DAMN DEEP WORDS LUCY.

By the way, @Taeshi, congratulations for the victory! :D You really deserved it as an amazing person, who keeps up an amazing comic, what gives amazing feels <3

And did anyone else realize it’s April 1st? Or in other words, (in most countries if I remember right) April Fools-day? Let’s hope there will be no trolling(in a bad way).. Or Screamer-videos in comments. >_>

Furball April 1, 2013, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #242103

I was actually conflicted in the finals, since I like Sandra and Woo as well… But this was my choice so I’m extra glad it won. :D

Jaebird April 1, 2013, 6:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #242104

I don’t usually comment, but this is a special occasion. I only started reading this year but the drama and humour has me thoroughly addicted. Out of all thirty-three webcomics I read, Bittersweet candy bowl is my favourite. ^_^

ThatOtherWolf April 1, 2013, 6:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #242105

@Taeshi: Mission Accomplished! Congratulations! Miss. Vera, that’s amazing.

p.s.
@Supertails19: …why we always have different ideas…
I do not want to annoy anyone, but I often annoy everyone…
(AdHiHeGe is also my name)

again p.s.
Obviously, Mike doesn’t know this drama very well.

Henry Wang April 1, 2013, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #242106

@teashi good job you deserve your victories and we fans of BCB will always be with you.

i don't know April 1, 2013, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #242107

“what an appropriate role for the newly dead-inside Lucy” so my pessimism was right. guess i shouldn’t be surprised… no I’m not surprised in the slightest. i sincerely hope your just messing with us with that statement, even more so given the date, but if it’s true i hope someone helps Lucy soon.

i don't know April 1, 2013, 6:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #242108

Ok, I am afraid this comment will be REALLY long, I mean like, it needs a warning long. So here it is;
///!WARNING!/// This comment is SUPER EXTREMELY RIDICULOUSLY LONG. Reader discretion advised. ///!WARNING!///

Ok, now that that is out of the way, I gotta organize all this crap I want to say…

1) @Taeshi YEEEAAAAAAAAAA! Numbah ONE! You have to take to heart everything that these guys have said; You’re a wonderful person, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise (Even though I’m pretty sure that nobody ever does… Besides you occasionally. :C). (P.S. Depression is the worst, I can tell you firsthand just like a bunch of other people here can. I understand it’s really REALLY friggin’ hard to listen to our praise and reason in general when you’re like that, and I just wanna say we’re here for ya, and we love ya. Also, @Suitcase You must be the best vent listener in the whole universe, everybody needs someone like that, especially Veronica. Keep it up, man.)

1 1/2) I am extremely very horribly sorry and embarrassed and mortified to admit that I never voted once… ._. It is physically impossible for you to be the worst person in the universe, because I already occupy that title. I know some other people said they didn’t vote, which is TOTALLY OKAY, please don’t be dragged down by my self-pessimistic outlook of this. I don’t know if it cost money or what, but I swear I will vote next year. No madder what. If I forget to vote next year, somebody please smack me in the face.

1 2/3) BCB defiantly DID deserve the win. No doubt. And about the Homestuck… Well, sucks to their ***-mar. Not really, Homestuck is flippin’ awesome, albeit long, convoluted, confusing, subject to ****** Twists, etc. That stuff just makes it better. :P However, I must say I have been falling greatly behind due to… I hate to say it, but lack of interest. I WILL CATCH UP SOON, DON’T JUDGE (Apparently I am missing the BIGGEST THING EVER,). I also read You Suck, which it pretty cool too, however currently bummed about the writer’s block. :| (P.S. Love the guest comic you did, @Taeshi , it was like… •_• | •,_,• | • H • | • 3 • {PFFFFFFFFFFF | •C• { ERMAGERD OMFG ROTFLOL YES. | )

[FINALLY] 2) I’m sure she isn’t the only one, and I may be wrong here, but I must commend Amaya on her wonderful ability to create such rapid scene transition. :x It is beautiful. Just like her. Wait. What.

3) I know it is basically blasphemy to say what I’m about to say here, but honestly, I am very very very tired of drama and angst. Like. Just. No. However drama as in THE PLAY is exactly what I would like to see. Plays are awesome. (Having been in several [school] plays and having actually SAVED THE ENTIRE SHOW WITH A SLAPSTICK DISTRACTION SINCE SOMEBODY FORGOT THEIR LINES -AHACK, cough cough,- sorry, I would be petrified if the production got screwed up due to personal issues. That crap’s not cool. It’s also extremely likely to happen despite this.)
ANYWAY, it may be due to the fact that I am sick of all the teenage angst crap that is happening in my life currently, (You know, psychopathic asexual bitches who eternally hate you for taking interest in them, girls who you like and asked to homecoming revealing at the last minute that she can’t go with you, trying to understand why it is you’re so unsuccessful with girls and why they seem to hate you, always yearning and struggling to maybe find someone who loves you back, etc. … Heh, my life is weird, sorry ‘bout that…) but SERIOUSLY, somebody PLEASE buy a big can of Angst-B-Gone. Please.

4) Lucy… Your costume may be simple, but DAMN, GURL YOU ROCK THAT **** LIKE IT’S ON FIYAH. Mike, if there is a fight scene planned, you better hope that’s a real sword ‘cause Lucy looks like she’s about to Seismic Toss the hell outta ya, bro. I think your best bet is to just give up and Flail.

5) @Mike Hey! Hey, listen! Hey! Look! Hey! Hey! Hey, listen! Look! Hey, listen! Hey! Do a barrel-roll! ^u^

Alaystus April 1, 2013, 7:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #242109

Hold on, I have a part two… :unsure:

Alaystus April 1, 2013, 7:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #242110

Congratulations Tae!! :D I was hoping BCB would take first place, this comic has been my life for the past three years. You really deserved it.
Also, I hope we get to Lucy’s singing soon, I’ve been waiting for this!

honeybee April 1, 2013, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #242111

6) @EveryoneWhoThinksMikeAndLucyShouldKiss ; Please stop. I understand that you all have been waiting for that moment, and I understand that Mike X Lucy is the absolute classic ship, and that it is definitely one of, if not the most popular ships (Even though I’ve been seeing it less and less…). I do agree that Mike X Lucy would be the absolute ****. However, despite all of this, I do favor Paulo X Lucy a bit more, and I am pretty solid with Mike X Sandy. This does not, however, mean that I don’t think Mike needs to apologize to Lucy. Mike has been a gigantic dick to Lucy. He blew things WAY out of proportion. At this point, just an apology may not even cut it. Nevertheless, I do want to see them become friends again.
ALSO, I should have said this earlier, ya got to remember that Mike and Lucy ARE in fact brother and sister, albeit long-lost. There is no love kiss between them, or at least I HOPE there isn’t, because that’s weird, but IF THERE IS FOR SOME REASON, there is a way to fake it (I am knowledgable of this because I witnessed it first-hand in one of the plays I was in. The embrace and dipping was still required, though). ALSO AGAIN, I think Sue has a different plan for this play, mainly trying to rebuild the bond of friendship and POSSIBLY a more sibling-like bond. If she had incorporated a kissing scene, ONE, they wouldn’t be siblings, (duh,) AND MORE IMPORTANTLY TWO, it might cause a negative reaction. Forcing both of them to step out of their comfort zone by making them kiss each other, and worse, in front of a WHOLE AUDIENCE (Including Paulo,) would most likely widen the chasm between them.
P.S. @Devin Just the thought of that scene with the hugging and the whispers sounds beautiful. I’m sure you will agree that romance is awesome.
HOWEVER,
Bro. What’s your beef with Sandy. Sandy is the ****. Well, actually all of the characters are equal in my eyes, except one which I find much more shy and cute and generally awesome than the others. Ahem. But seriously, calm your tenders with the Sandy-hatin’. That stuff is not cool.

7) What I just said also constitutes to every other character in BCB. They all got their own problems and life experiences that made them like this, and they never did anything to you. Except the thug who fed Mike wine-chocolates, who I believe is named Alejandro, and Abraham (Senior). If ya hate hose guys, I understand. To me, they just did what they did, and I let it go.

8) You are all getting this play thing completely wrong. Neither Mike nor Lucy are the lead roles; he lead role is obviously Turtle. He just has yet to make his grand appearance…

9) To everybody who is wondering about April Fool’s day, assuming you live in North America, (or South America, I think…) what you do not realize is that in Australia, where I am PRETTY sure Taeshi still lives in, somebody tell me if I’m wrong, it is already tomarrow, or April 2.

So guess what;

APRIL FOOLS, TODAY ALREADY HAPPENED! TROLLOLOLOLOL!

10) Speaking of which, tomorrow is my Dad’s birthday! Crap crap crap!

Hey, at least I remembered.
I’m totally going to send him and April Fool’s happy birthday today.

Anyway, that last one used up number ten, so that’s all I got for now. Lies, I totally have more, but I’ve already typed a WHOLE FREAKIN’ BOOK, so I leave you at that.

Alaystus out.



(P.S. :x <3)

Alaystus April 1, 2013, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #242112

:nope:
Oh my god I write too much.
If anyone would like to hit me for what I just did, I understand.
I will beat myself with a large textbook later.

Sorry… D:
P.S. If anyone actually reads all that, please let me know.
I will give you a few links to some mental rehab centers.

Alaystus April 1, 2013, 7:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #242113

@Alaystus: Don’t worry. That’s not a problem~~. Hahaha…
Actually, I don’t understand what you said at all. Cut it short.

Henry Wang April 1, 2013, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #242114

@Henry_Wang Um, do you mean cut it short next time, or summarize the essay I just wrote?

Alaystus April 1, 2013, 7:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #242115

@Alaystus: Here is P.R.China. I just do not really do well in English as I am still a grade 9 student not above 15 years old.

Henry Wang April 1, 2013, 8:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #242116

The most perfect story for most fans:
Jasmine meets Augustus and they fall in love.
Mike is still Lucy’s friend, but is no more her hero.
Paulo and Lucy get together.—really unstable and dangerous. (2Na+F2=2NaF)
The two ‘communists’ love each other forever. (Mike x Sandy)

That’s all, thank you—for not hating me.(especially to the 19 super tails)

Henry Wang April 1, 2013, 8:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #242117

@Henry_Wang & @Everyone_Else I will do my best to summarize that, I’m sure it won’t be too hard.
Specifically @Henry_Wang What does Sodium Flouride have to do with this?

Alaystus April 1, 2013, 8:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #242118

@Alaystus: I think Lucy is as ‘moody’ as F2.

Henry Wang April 1, 2013, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #242119

@Taeshi Congratulations! :DYou really deserve this win. The story, art, and characters of BCB are all great. I always look forward to the updates. The comic always makes me so happy. Thanks for putting so much time into it #^_^#

DekuMarth April 1, 2013, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #242120

Summarized version of 1-5;

1), 1 1/2), and 1 2/3) Is directed mainly towards Taeshi, somewhat to Suit Case, and briefly to others who did not vote.

2) Is praise towards Amaya for being awesome.

3) Explains that I’m tired of angst because of the over-abundance of it in my life, says that plays are awesome, and that I hope the play goes according to plan.

4) Is praise to Lucy about her awesome presentation despite her simple costume. It also makes two Pokémon references to Mike, warning to watch his butt if there is a fight scene.

5) Is a really long reference to The Legend of Zelda; the Ocarina of Time. It is directed at Mike because he is dressed like the main character, [Link], (who you can actually give your own name to in-game, btw) who is entrusted with the Guardian Fairy Navi. When Navi wants to give you a tip, she will repeatedly say, “Hey,” “Hey, listen,” and/or “Look.” The most unhelpful thing she ever says after repeating those phrases several times is, “Do a barrel-roll!”

@Henry_Wang But she can also be as “violent” as Na…

Alaystus April 1, 2013, 9:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #242121

Congratulations Taeshi, and always remember that you have plenty of supporters! So you will NEVER. BE. ALONE. EVER. AGAIN.
Insert creepy stare

Kuro April 1, 2013, 9:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #242122

Hmmm, a double meaning behind her sentence perhaps?

Anyway, congrats on the tournament :)!

Death of Ink April 1, 2013, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #242123

So irronic that the broken-hearted one is playing the broken-hearted one.

Luna April 1, 2013, 9:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #242124

AAAAGH Lucy looks freaky D:

And the curse shalt afflict teh village for the rest of her days.
I’m still waiting to see why she’s gonna have to wear that dress and sing a song, seems very out of place so far.

Also CONGRATS TAESHI we love you too 8-D

Sambo April 1, 2013, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #242125

WOO! So proud to be a reader, and hopefully a member someday (dam my lack of money/book obsession)! I read both comics that were in the final round and I do have to say @Taeshi, that your story line gives more to look forward to on the daily basis.
as for Lucy and “Maishul” this is rather perfect. I just hope that Lucy doesn’t turn into a Augustus/Tess kinda gal aka kickin a$$ in the morning and taking names in the evening.
Well, on can only wait until Wed.

Suzume April 1, 2013, 9:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #242128

Hmm, I think we didn’t lose to homestuck because they didn’t advertise on their page, so most of their readers wouldn’t have known

Huala the Koala April 1, 2013, 9:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #242129

Lucy looks… awesome.

Recitare April 1, 2013, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #242130

@Alaystus: Na is for Paulo. Na is a kind of metal can burn easily, and is never stable enough to build anything, it can not store as mach energy as Li. While Paulo is just a commen person, not too bad, not too good, just like Na. F2 is a kind of ‘violent’ gas, has killed a few scientists.

Henry Wang April 1, 2013, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #242131

Luckily, I did not get into trouble because of politics.

Henry Wang April 1, 2013, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #242132

@Taeshi Congrats on the win! You deserved it 100% for the great story, wonderful characters, and making Lucy look like such a badass. Seriously she’s got the villain look down pat, seeming sinister but at the same time hurt, like she has a reason for what she is doing. This play is just getting better and better.

@Alaystus I actually read all that, then read the summary. So if you have those links handy I think I might need the help. But honestly I like reading what people have to say about BCB, especially when they have something a little difference to say and care about it as deeply as you seem too, so no apologies necessary!

Alfador April 1, 2013, 10:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #242133

@Alfador: It was my honor to send comment next to you, one of your comments was chosen to be the one of the three best.

Henry Wang April 1, 2013, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #242135

Congratulations Taeshi, you’ve made it to the top! But, will you be successful in the next competition that you are particapating? We shall see….

I’m digging Lucy’s pose in the middle of the page. Anyway, Sue’s Plot thickens, and also she seems to have grasp their problems (at least Lucy’s), I’m sure that Mike and Lucy will catch on and learn from this play.

Keyblade Dragon April 1, 2013, 11:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #242136

An interesting thing:
Russia covers 11 time zones but uses 9 time zones.
The U.S.A. covers 9 time zones but mostly uses 3 time zones.
The P.R.China covers 5 time zones,
—but uses only one time zone. People live in Xinjiang may get up at 10.30 a.m. everyday.

Henry Wang April 1, 2013, 11:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #242137

Haha, I got it better because he REFERENCED me. Take that, Wang! Just kidding, it’s all good. Ok, two things;
@Henry_Wang If you drop Na in water, it explodes. Also, when alkali metals and halogens combine, they create fairly stable compounds… Sounds like Paulo X Lucy is backed by science!
@Alfador You read all that?! :D Do you have a headache? It could be a tumor… Anyway, working on other half of summary right now…

Alaystus April 1, 2013, 11:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #242138

Lucy is ‘a developed schoolgirl’, her IQ is growing more than 8% per week.
She is really awesome.
Of course, there is someone better than her:
—Lucy in the future.

Henry Wang April 1, 2013, 11:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #242139

@supertails19. I know Sandy did not write out or orchestrate Mike’s I hate you speach in any way. But Mike had a flash back where he was telling Sandy that his shins were sore because Lucy kicked him and Sandy said that she did not like Lucy and did not want Mike to be abused like that then she had a freak out friends should not hurt you speech. Besides Mike’s speech came before his visit with Sandy and Lucy’s text being reviled to him. But I am sorry for,as far as I know,being the only person left on the U.S.S. Mike X Lucy I want Lucy to be happy and all but I don’t think she will get over Mike he was her best friend for like 7 years and her love interest since they kissed in 7th grade, see Pillow Talk flashback scene. So again sorry for being pro Mike X Lucy since by now almost everyone is Paulo X Lucy.

Devin April 1, 2013, 11:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #242140

Oh…….. my god……………………………….. SHE LOOKS LIKE HER MOM

Huh? April 1, 2013, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #242141

@Alaystus: Correct! But the only problem is
—the ‘explosion’ may destroy both of them, and their characteristics will be changed. So we need ‘cooler’ to remove too much ‘heat’. Really dangerous.

I am a top student, and I am interested in science.
I have to face several exams tomorrow, it is 11.20 p.m. In Nanjing now.
Good night.

Henry Wang April 1, 2013, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #242142

@Alaylstus. My reasons for hating Sandy are thus, I read both long comments and honesty you said what was on your mind and no one cares how long it is if some one cares they can skip the comment, she is the sole reason Mike and Lucy are not together. I am a Mike X Lucy shipper and I feel all alone on said ship, I don’t like Sandy and won’t apologize for that if she breaks up with Mike, or Mike breaks up with her and will people stop giving be crap for wanting to have Mike break up with Sandy, yes I am looking at you @therealsomeone, I won’t hate her as much, she was the sole source of all the drama for a while and she slightly influenced Mike to not have Lucy as a friend so source of all drama, this is my own opinion so hate me if you will I won’t care as I got used to being hated in middle school.

Devin April 1, 2013, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #242143

Congratulations on the win Taeshi! You definitely deserve it!

Dracain April 1, 2013, 11:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #242144

@Devin: You are not the only one that wants Mike and Lucy to become friends again. However hating on Sandy because she didn’t want her boyfriend to go home bloody and battered anymore does not make sense. If Sandy acted like it was perfectly fine and normal for that to happen then you could be upset with Sandy and call her a bad girlfriend.

I know Just Beautiful happened after Mike’s “I hate you” speech to Lucy, but I mentioned it so you could understand that Sandy did not want Mike to hurt Lucy the way he did. Sandy just wanted Lucy to stop hurting Mike. I want Lucy to be happy as well, but to have her be forced into a relationship with Mike when he is resentful of Lucy would just be an emotional slap to her face. She does not need that, nor does she want a boy she does not trust. Thanks for reading 8-).

supertails19 April 1, 2013, 11:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #242145

Summarization of 6)-10)

6) Says that despite the fact that Mike X Lucy would be awesome, I do like Paulo X Lucy and Mike X Sandy better. It also says that awkward kissing scenes can be avoided (mostly) by faking the kiss, if they do it right. It then says that I doubt there will be kissing between them at all because again, they are siblings. I think that Sue’s plan was is help to rebuild their friendship, and even maybe to make a brother-sister type bond. I believe she purposely left a kissing scene between them out because it could have an extremely negative and explosive effect. I then also tell @Devin that his idea of Mike X Lucy romance deal was awesome, but his Sandy-hating was not.

7) Says that you shouldn’t really hate any of the characters because they all have problems and have had different experiences that made them that way, and also none of them ever did anything to you. I then stated that Alejandro and Abraham Sr. were exceptions.

8) Says that everybody is getting the play wrong, and that Turtle was really the star of the show, but had yet to appear.

9) Explains that to people who live on the Western Hemisphere, it is already pretty much tomorrow in Australia, therefore creating the April fool’s joke;

April fools, today already happened!

10) Just said that I’d mess with my dad by sending him happy birthday today, the first, because it is actually tomorrow on the second.

I then said that I had some other stuff, which was;

All those who think Lucy is moving; Please stop mentioning it, you might hex us!

I am still trying to ship everybody with someone, and this is what I have so far;
Mike X Sandy
Paulo X Lucy
Abbey X Daisy
??Augustus X Jazzmine?? Is Jazzmine really broken up about Paulo? Will Augustus approach?
??McCain X Sue?? Too much drama for Sue? Will the sparkles give McCain a headache?
Carter X ??? What can I even pair him with?
Carson (I think that is the gay guy…) X ??? We don’t have enough gays, unless you count Mike. He could be Katie’s GBF… If she wants one of those,
Zachary X Caitlyn
Stacy X ??? We ran out of guys… Besides David and Carter….
Amaya X Collin WAIT NO I MEAN Amaya X ???
Turtle X All dem lady turtles he’s got lined up (Cause he’s a boss)
Chris X Cookie! Because he doesn’t care!
Molly X Justin Maybe in the future… But I can see it.
??Tessa X Sam?? Just taking a swing with this one.
David X K1zun4 (I hope this passes the filter, heheh) It would work. I know it. Maybe if David weren’t so… Aloof? If David weren’t so aloof, maybe David X Flower Girl. Maybe.
Jessica X … Poor Jessica….
Rachel X Jordan, but only if Jordan is cool with dogs. Paulo claims it to be pretty awesome, but Jordan thinks Paulo is a man *****… Who did Rachel… ****
Finally, Girl from Page 3 of December who sits behind Lucy X her future designer
I did that one just because I can.

Alaystus April 1, 2013, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #242146

“what an appropriate role for the newly dead-inside lucy”-Taeshi
Well it’s official…I am sad to say I am right ._.
Well the eyes kind of gave it away >.>
And those eyes are so fitting. Sue will be so proud! Until she finds out that is most likely permit.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 1, 2013, 11:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #242147

WE ALL LOVE YOU TO TAE
<3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 33333
SO MUCH
<3

wr3h April 1, 2013, 11:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #242148

Two things again;
1) I forgot the most important ship of all, the scholarly matrimony of Sir Poodles of Noodles and Miss Lani the art teacher. I don’t quite know if that is even remotely feasible, however David would approve. Not only has he found a creative nice teacher to present to his noodles, but he can now finally observe his experiment of cat/dog cross breed. Sir Noodles would be a great contribution to science.

2) OK, serious now. Has it occurred to anyone that Lucy may just be a good actress? I mean, yes, I don’t think she had to spend too long making that face in the mirror, but still. She doesn’t hate Mike, she can’t. She’s mad at him, sure, but honestly, she’s more hurt and scared than mad. She’s hurt because of his words, he hates her, she only needs him, the names, and the fact that she has basically done the same as long as she’s known him. She’s scared of how bad she treated him and if he will hate her forever. They haven’t been talking or even looking at each other almost at all. However, there are a few good signs; the fact that they were able to put aside their personal things and rehearse, and now preform. That takes guts, on both parts. Honestly, if Lucy were to just unleash all her emotions on Mike, or just let all of them show, she would probably break down and cry on stage. Being able to channel your emotions is key, suppressing or unleashing can be unstable.

Alaystus April 1, 2013, 12:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #242149

Page wise, this is amazingly badass for Lucy :3

Comic wise, FRIGGIN CONGRATS, TAESHI! Despite me liking both Homestuck and BCB, I’m REALLY happy that you got that win XD

Chocothunda April 1, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #242150

HOoooray for Taeshi! Hooooray for BCB whoooo!

Is it just me, or does Lucy look more mature and confident than ever in the third panel? Maybe just acting, or did Augustus spoken with her. One thing Augustus could do to help Lucy out is harden her heart, that wait no one could hurt her. Then again, no more Paulo then soo….

foreveryoung5 April 1, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #242151

@ANY POOR SOULS THAT READ THIS
I am sorry deeply about the rage. I need to let out my rage from time to time…

@supertails19
I can hate Sandy for not knowing the whole picture right?
I can hate Mike for not giving the whole picture right?
Funny, how to Daisy and Paulo he stands(used) for Lucy and says she is a good friend. Sandy goes she isn’t. Well Let’s see I think Daisy and Paulo know Lucy a ****TON more than airhead Sandy.
Can I hate her for stealing away Mike in the 3rd grade? AT least let me have that!

“All she knew was that somebody was hurting Mike and she wanted him to make it stop”-supertails19
Mike deserves punches for that!

“However hating on Sandy because she didn’t want her boyfriend to go home bloody and battered anymore does not make sense”-supertails19
Your exaggerating right? Please tell me you are :(
Panel 8-11
Panel 9-11
Mike has sadly forgotten about those moments…

@Devin
“yes I am looking at you @therealsomeone, I won’t hate her as much, she was the sole source of all the drama for a while and she slightly influenced Mike to not have Lucy as a friend so source of all drama, this is my own opinion so hate me if you will I won’t care as I got used to being hated in middle school.”-Devin
I hated Middle school and was hated myself
And why are you talking me I have commented yet?
OMG you remembered I hate Sandy :D
She is not a slight influence, she is the SOLE reason. Mike was in love Lucy for years(see Volume I before summer arc), Sandy stole that. Mike didn’t stop being friends and hating Lucy till Sandy labeled her a terrible friend. I wish Sandy had watched “December” But that would be 4th walling. But I feel she needs to see that! That Airhead needs a wake up call and so does her boyfriend! BADLY! Who is the real terrible friend? ~~~> :unsure:

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 1, 2013, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #242152

Yeah pretty much the only reason Homestuck didn’t completely wipe out the competition is because Hussie didn’t advertise it like you did Taeshi.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that! You wanted your comic to get good spots in the polls, so you advertised. Hussie didn’t car, so HS lost.

*sigh* April 1, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #242153

Congratulations! :D

Shi-chan April 1, 2013, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #242154

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I meant what I said: “However hating on Sandy because she didn’t want her boyfriend to go home bloody( http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p28.html ) and battered( http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p26.html ) anymore does not make sense.” -supertails. I should have added “to me” at the end because apparently coming home with a bruised shin, hoarse voice, and a bloody nose is perfectly normal to you. To me that does not seem right and as soon as I notice something like that happening on a regular basis then I do something about it Mad Lucy.

The question you should ask yourself is: How often did Mike and Lucy have fights with each other? Whether the fights were verbal or physical, after an extended period of time it will become hazardous to any relationship. Well, except with brothers and sisters… it is natural for brothers and sisters to show each other they care by constantly annoying each other and inflicting some occasional damage :P.

“Can I hate her for stealing away Mike in the 3rd grade? AT least let me have that!” -TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone. Go ahead and blame a 3rd grader for falling in love. Might as well blame her for being so sweet to Mike. Blame her for being forced to leave by her parents and for constantly writing to Mike even with her busy schedule. While you are at it blame me for caring :(.

“I can hate Sandy for not knowing the whole picture right?
I can hate Mike for not giving the whole picture right?” -TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone. Can’t really blame Sandy for not knowing something her boyfriend is not willing to tell her. As for Mike, I give him credit for mentioning that he “severed ties” with Lucy, but he left out a lot of info that he should have been able to say to his girlfriend.

You can blame Mike for being an emotional and mental wreck. I can’t really deny that sometimes Mike seems to have a mental condition :/. You can definitely blame Mike for not being honest to Sandy about the girl he said “I love you” to… oh wait that might cause some problems(why would Mike want to risk his relationship with Sandy by talking about Lucy all the time or at all?).

I think Mike should have been comfortable with talking to Sandy about Lucy, but the paranoid korat felt differently about mentioning something that could potential ruin his relationship. Basically Mike dug himself into a hole and we both know that it is going to be difficult for him to get out of it.

“OMG you remembered I hate Sandy :D
She is not a slight influence, she is the SOLE reason. Mike was in love Lucy for years(see Volume I before summer arc), Sandy stole that. Mike didn’t stop being friends and hating Lucy till Sandy labeled her a terrible friend. I wish Sandy had watched “December” But that would be 4th walling. But I feel she needs to see that! That Airhead needs a wake up call and so does her boyfriend! BADLY! Who is the real terrible friend? ~~~> :unsure:”-TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone.

I guess you forgot about this: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p49.html there is only so much pain a heart is willing to take… Mike just couldn’t take it anymore. Blame Mike for wanting to be shown affection more than once every blue moon. I certainly have nobody to blame in any of these situations. I can’t blame Lucy for not showing affection to Mike back then.

TL;DR: One thing you will notice about me is I don’t like pointing blame to others often. I tend to avoid it unless they truly deserve it. I can’t hate Sandy for her ignorance to Mike and Lucy scorched friendship. I can’t hate Lucy for her inability to stay true to her heart. And I can’t hate Mike for trying to be happy.

supertails19 April 1, 2013, 3:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #242155

@therealsomeone. Sorry but you gave me some crap a while back when I said something about Mike and Sandy breaking up. @supertails19. Please I already said this stop giving me crap about me hating Sandy. Stop giving people crap man seriously we are all mature adults I can hate Sandy you can like Sandy I don’t care I just don’t like the Mike X Sandy relationship. She is the sole reason, as I said before, that Mike and Lucy are not a couple.
Also I had a theory a while back. Remember the intermission Making Kittens, well I think the story follows that comic, excluding the geek *********** in his pants at the end. Think about it this is how it starts. Intermission panel/panels on the left chapters/time in actual comic on the right.

Mike and Lucy are friends: First 13 or so chapters.
Mike and Lucy get in to an argument: When Mike starts dating sandy/looking for her.
Mike and Lucy start fighting,verbally,: After the vacation to Mike’s ‘I Hate you”speech.
Mike and Lucy start fighting,physically,: After Mike’s I hate you speech to now maby a little after.
Mike and Lucy get on the ground tails start to intertwine: Mike and Lucy start dating, speculation.
Mike and Lucy have sex: Mike and Lucy fully commit to their relationship and well same as intermission.

Devin April 1, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #242156

Also @the real someone the rest of the comment was not at you I was finishing the rest of my though. And well, I still hate you Sandy.

Devin April 1, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #242157

WOW! Great job on winning the contest! XD
Somehow I KNEW you were gonna win :)
I’m a HUGE fan (I read every Monday, Wednesday and Friday :D) ! Keep up the good work!

NoNameXD April 1, 2013, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #242158

lucy is totally gonna come round eventually, i have faith in her. :)

DB April 1, 2013, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #242159

HE’S SO CUTE IN HIS LITTLE COSTUME, and anyway YOU READ HOMESTUCK???? I am an even bigger fan now

Dubsalot April 1, 2013, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #242164

@Devin: Nah, I’m not trying to “give you crap” I honestly just want to hear more about your reasons for hating Sandy besides blaming her for Mike’s overreaction. I think you jumped to conclusions when you thought I like Sandy just because I don’t hate her :D.

supertails19 April 1, 2013, 6:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #242165

@Devin I’m not a mature adult;
I’m 15! :P
But seriously, I decided a while back that I shouldn’t be judging people like that all the time. I can understand where you are coming from, and honestly, both you and @supertails19 have understandable reasons for your beliefs. Yes, Sandy did freak out, yes she did say “Friends don’t hurt each other,” and yes, I think that Mike took that a little too far. Honestly, I think the whole angsty confusion got to him, and he snapped. However, that does not excuse his behavior. If you know you have a problem, especially a major problem, you need to talk it out in a more civilized manner, which believe me, is extremely difficult at times. When Mike and Lucy were having this whole discussion back in December, Mike and Lucy both knew it was escalating too quickly. When arguments get real heated like that, people say some terrible horrible things, myself included. It was somebody’s responsibility to say “Hold it,” to take a step back, take a breather or whatever. Mike could have said “Stop! Just… Stop.” He could have taken a big breath. He could have then excused himself for a few moments while boy of them calmed down. If only us teenagers had a bit more maturity and common sense… He also could have handled the situation a ton better when Lucy finally confessed and said “I love you.” Unfortunateley, teenagers aren’t equipped with all this knowledge, you can’t expect us to know how to handle every situation. You can’t expect so much from these guys, they are only teens after all, they haven’t really had the opportunity to experience this stuff yet; they are experiencing it now.
*Sigh…* Would it suprise you that I took up novel writing as a hobby a few times?
Anyway, I don’t think Mike truly hates Lucy. I believe he’s made himself think he does. I don’t believe that Sandy hates Lucy either, and if she knew more about the situation, maybe she would say something different. What makes it worse is the fact that it is a long-distance relationship, and that Sandy isn’t there to notice any of this or talk to people about it. If Sandy were to move back right now, some things may be solved, some things may explode.

Sandy is not the sole reason Mike lost interest and eventually grew to “hate” in Lucy, she is however a contributing factor and a major catalyst, and she doesn’t realise this. Lucy was the other part, along with flak from Paulo and the general lack of support from the group. Sandy brought it to his attention, and he began to realise more and more how Lucy was really acting towards him. Unfortunately, I don’t think she knows any better; she’s always been like that.

My hope is that people will stop disliking characters for whatever reason, that people stop having unrealistic expectations for these guys, and that everything will work it’s way out eventually. I believe the play can work things out between Mike and Lucy and that they will become friends again- unless the rumors are true about Lucy moving. If she’s moving, nothing really matters at this point, and she has a definite reason to be dead inside.

Point is, I don’t think Mike ever stopped loving Lucy. The fact that she pushed him away several times may have broken his heart. I don’t think Lucy ever stopped loving Mike either. When Mike said “I hate you,” her universe was shattered. Both are broken, and need to be fixed, and if I’m not mistaken, Sue’s evil plan to save the world appears to be in motion, and working according to plan. She looks determined on the last page because she is focused; she can’t relax for a second. This play isn’t just about the production, but that is certainly important, it is also about Mike and Lucy. Give it time and watch the story unfold; Sue will not dissapoint.

Alaystus April 1, 2013, 6:51 PM EST.

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Stumbled across this the other night, and let’s just say that there was no sleep had because of how hooked reading it all was. Great work!

It always amazes me when I manage to come across something that can strike such a chord with me.

jmpreiss April 1, 2013, 6:55 PM EST.

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This play has a deeper meaning for mike and lucy doesn’t it

rozon th April 1, 2013, 7:02 PM EST.

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Thank you Alaystus. Even though you at 15 I could not expect a better response from anyone else from most of my friends, but the again they are a bunch of idiots and I am still the only smart one after all these years that I have know them, My reasons for hating Sandy are as follows. As you know one she helped basically ruin the Mike X Lucy boat for awhile, then she unknowingly gave Mike the impression that he need to cut it off with Lucy. Most of my hatred for he in not on her personality but what she did. I would probably like her as a person but I don’t like the things she has unknowingly put into motion. She is a good person but when I took the Cat Comics which character you are quiz, in extras I think, also Cat Comics=BCB, I got Lucy,and I agree with that, and Sandy said she does not like Lucy until she got Lucy’s text.

Devin April 1, 2013, 7:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #242169

@supertails19
“I guess you forgot about this: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p49.html there is only so much pain a heart is willing to take… Mike just couldn’t take it anymore. Blame Mike for wanting to be shown affection more than once every blue moon. I certainly have nobody to blame in any of these situations. I can’t blame Lucy for not showing affection to Mike back then.”-supertails19
I have not forgotten. I am guessing Lucy thinks he is full of ****, maybe she wanted to let Mike know she was hurt that all she is a placeholder.
We see a couple pages, she almost a mental break down… I think(might be the fan boy in me) I think Lucy has come to terms that she hurt the boy she loves the most, I wish Mike could come to terms that by hurting he is no better possibly worst for physical wounds always heal(for the most part). Where as mental or emotion wounds may never, Lucy will probably never heal “what an appropriate role for the newly dead-inside lucy” it is offical.


@supertails19
“How often did Mike and Lucy have fights with each other? Whether the fights were verbal or physical, after an extended period of time it will become hazardous to any relationship. Well, except with brothers and sisters… it is natural for brothers and sisters to show each other they care by constantly annoying each other and inflicting some occasional damage”-supertails19
They are kids/teenagers they make mistakes. That’s all I can really say. They but screwed up. We can ONLY HOPE that they can friends again.

“Go ahead and blame a 3rd grader for falling in love. Might as well blame her for being so sweet to Mike. Blame her for being forced to leave by her parents and for constantly writing to Mike even with her busy schedule. While you are at it blame me for caring “-supertails19
Lucy was starting become nice to him. She was trusting him, I do blame Sandy for letting Mike neglect Lucy. Is that ok? :(

“And I can’t hate Mike for trying to be happy”-supertails19
With his methods I can.


I remember you pointed out that the end Mike and Lucy may end only having each other. I think that is the end with this new found info Taeshi has given I see it completely as a reality. I think they are both going go end up dead on the inside. In an order something like this
1)Mike’s friends side with Lucy, but Lucy doesn’t care about anything(dead inside)
2)Sandy finds out or something and dumps Mike, leaving him to seek out help.
3)He goes to Lucy hoping to abuse her as a placeholder once again.
4)Lucy still doesn’t care
5)Mike slowly dies on the inside joining Lucy

We saw the Sweet in Volume I and II, now comes the bitter, the bitter end.
Hopefully I am wrong AND, Mike and Lucy come to terms the screwed up, apologize, become friends, start dating, get married, etc.

@supertails19
Thank you again for reading my **** and giving me feedback :)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 1, 2013, 7:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #242170

Uuugghh
Major EW @everyone who keeps wanting them to kiss! They’re brother and sister and “true love’s kiss” will not break the damn curse unless it is a bro-sis kinda love and even then its really weeiirrdduh. :O

@Taeshi, congrats! :D You deserve the win you lovely lady! ^^ Even if the world makes you feel bitter sometimes, you always act correctly and manage to be sweet~
(I had to. I’m sorry I’m not sorry cx But its so true, you’re perf Taeshi~)

silveryogurt April 1, 2013, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #242171

lucy is really ruffed up :nope:

senyormoustache April 1, 2013, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #242172

Wow, Lucy usually has so expression, i’m surprised she could make this face Mad Lucy

Totally@GURL April 1, 2013, 8:11 PM EST.

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@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I clearly enjoy reading a lot of the comments on here and for some reason I always have something to say about yours. Maybe it is because you hate Mike and Sandy… thinking up reasons why not to hate them means more time to think about BCB. Definitely won’t be hearing any complaints from me since I always enjoy thinking about these lovely characters :).

@Alaystus: “Sandy is not the sole reason Mike lost interest and eventually grew to “hate” in Lucy, she is however a contributing factor and a major catalyst, and she doesn’t realise this. Lucy was the other part, along with flak from Paulo and the general lack of support from the group. Sandy brought it to his attention, and he began to realise more and more how Lucy was really acting towards him. Unfortunately, I don’t think she knows any better; she’s always been like that.” -Alaystus. Can I give you a hug? You know, for pointing out that Sandy doesn’t realize or know what she did. Somehow I wasn’t able to get that message across and you did so… hug time? :x

@silveryogurt: I mentioned true love’s first kiss because it is the way that is so often portrayed as a curse breaker. You are right though… Sue would mess up the play so badly if she added a kiss scene between Mike and Lucy… hugs would make more sense :smirk:.

supertails19 April 1, 2013, 8:19 PM EST.

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@taeshi,

Congrats on the win. But were you really expecting anything less? You’re rocking a pretty high quality story and in comics quality of story is one of the biggest things. You can be the best artist in the world, but if your story sucks you won’t get any readers.

Speaking of artwork, there’s a lot to be said that you still hand draw yours. A lot of artists would have gone full digital by this point. Sad because there’s a lot more character in hand drawn images.

In other news @some of the other commenters,

Christ you guys are vindictive, everyone makes mistakes. Presidents, kings, monarchs, everyone. You guys really need to learn to let stuff go now and then.

strider April 1, 2013, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #242176

When I saw the end of the final bracket in ComicMix, I think my heart jumped out of my chest. In fact, I had to chase it around the room to put it back after I saw the winner.

not_used April 1, 2013, 10:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #242177

Congratz! Also does anyone else notice how Lucy looks older in this panel? More tired and well…everyone looks the same still but she looks experienced and Old..like an adult.

Tanna April 1, 2013, 10:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #242178

@taeshi: Congrats on winning the comics tournament!! 8-D

Marissa April 1, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #242179

@supertails19
As long as I don’t upset or offend you, they well keep coming.
What do you think of: “what an appropriate role for the newly dead-inside lucy”

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 1, 2013, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #242180

@strider: If you ever learn the secret to making people stop hating on characters or hating on others, please let me know. I enjoy participating in debates now and then but not if i’m going to be viewed as the bad one for voicing my opinions or if the other side tries to make me sound immature and if that is the case then i’m not interested. Empires have been toppled by making simple mistakes on bigger scales.

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: “what an appropriate role for the newly dead-inside lucy” -Taeshi. I really hope she was just saying that to make us speculate on the future… i’ll be more than happy to do that :D. Although if Lucy is dead inside and there is no way to bring back her kindhearted side… then there is no way of knowing what is going to happen next. Lucy could MOVE AWAY and she wouldn’t even care… I need to stop thinking about this since the pessimist in me is having a field day with all the bad futures that could happen. There are some good as well… but they involve her realizing she is not alone. :unsure:

supertails19 April 1, 2013, 11:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #242181

@supertails19 You probably don’t want to hug me because I’m all gross and nasty and just had a tumor pulled outta my nose a few days ago… I’m kinda headache trippin’ right now. However, I just remembered that BCB was the first comic I checked after my surgery.
I do, however, appriciate the Amaya. Thank you.
EDIT: @supertails19 IN REGARDS TO ANTI CHAR-HATE: I am also working on the cure… It may take a while, but I think that exposure to exquisite literature and art would help… Oh, hey- there’s a play.
How handy.

@Tanna & @Some_Other_People I believe it is the eyes, the cold piercing stare, you can see the years of isolation and darkness. It’s also the bangs and the position of the whiskers, it appears as lines on the face. Yea, being taken at birth to die and then living your whole life alone in a cave will do that to ya.

Alaystus April 1, 2013, 11:22 PM EST.

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@Alaystus: Whoa, I hope you feel better soon. Here have another Amaya :x.

In regards to the anti-chara hate cure: focus on feeling better first :x.

@strider(below v) :Same with Sandy I don’t even have to like her as much as I like Lucy to see that Sandy is receiving more hate than she deserves. I could understand hating Sandy if she planned all of this and purposefully destroyed Mike and Lucy’s friendship with no remorse. However that is not the case so she shouldn’t be receiving as much hate.

supertails19 April 1, 2013, 11:30 PM EST.

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@supertails19,

I’m not talking about those who are making debates and stuff like that. I’m talking about the really vindictive ones who are pretty much wishing the equivalent of death on him. I mean yeah he screwed up, but the way some people are acting about him you’d think he grew a little black square moustache under his nose, began speaking german, and started the third reich.

strider April 1, 2013, 11:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #242184

@supertails19
I still feel the only person who can drag her out of her depression is Mike. She believed Mike when he said she was a ‘parasite’ so wouldn’t she believe him if he apologize? I seriously think he is the only who can help her. But I don’t think he has the time for her. Like I said earlier the comic is probably going to end before Lucy completely loses it and kills herself. ._.

@supertails19
I would like to know what you think about Mike being the only who can Lucy. As time goes on it seems more and more true.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 2, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

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Congrats on the contest!!!!!!

Knuc April 2, 2013, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #242198

Have anyone think about “Alec McCain x Amaya”?

Henry Wang April 2, 2013, 5:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #242199

Mike =Cu
Lucy =F2
Paulo =Na
Daisy =C
Sandy =SiO3
Abbey =Ca
Jasmine =Si
Augustus =H2
Sue =U
Alec McCain =O2
Amaya =Ag

Henry Wang April 2, 2013, 6:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #242200

You won CMMM?
I was pleasantly surprised when you made in the top 8…
but WON it? Really? What?

I mean, your comic’s great and all, but now I’m more confused than surprised…

KishinD April 2, 2013, 6:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #242201

way to go, Taeshi :D congratulations for winning CMMM!

squeee April 2, 2013, 7:06 AM EST.

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We got more than twice votes of S&W did.
Really a big success.
Get ready for times more advertisement income! Miss. Vera!
p.s. I will be gratefull to you if you can charge both USdollar and RMB.

Henry Wang April 2, 2013, 7:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #242205

yay for the win. I didn’t expect it, but only because I didn’t know how the voting worked. you deserved victory, anyway.

about the comic: WAIT.
the kiss scene. they are supposed to be brother and sister, in the play. how come they have to kiss? HOW?????

boh... April 2, 2013, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #242206

I have nothing to say about this page, to be honest, other than “Is Lucy REALLY dead inside? I thought she made up her mind that she liked Paulo.”
But I DO have something to say about the other matter. CONGRATULATIONS!! NOW I KINDA HAVE A REASON TO NOT SPEND THE TIME CHECKING OUT HOMESTUCK WHICH MY GIRLFRIEND IS REALLY CRAZY ABOUT BECAUSE I CAN INSTEAD TELL HER TO CHECK OUT THIS COMIC BECAUSE IT’S EVEN BETTER! XD

I'll Eat Yourself April 2, 2013, 12:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #242210

@therealsomeone. I think I said that the only person who can drag Lucy out of her depression for good is Mike a while back. I would have commented earlier,last night, but I had a pain in the head migraine, it is from my family like a genetic disorder possibly from my high IQ which,when I last got tested was 168 so pretty good I think. But enough about me Lucy needs a friend and no matter how good Paulo may be to her she will always have that void where Mike was. @Mike, get off your emo Sandy loving korat *** and remember all those good moments with Lucy, the times you kissed, the times you guys spent together should mean something to you so get of your *** and apologize. Sorry for the language but I am irritable when I have a headache/migraine.

Devin April 2, 2013, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #242211

@Devin
W00t head aches -_- I feel your pain bro. :(
Yeah Mike needs to quit being selfish any only thinking about him. ‘But he loves Sandy’… -_- the moment Sandy no longer brings him joy he is drop her like he dropped Lucy. He is being selfish, and he needs to stop. If a womanizing, stupid, manwhore can man up and you can’t then Mike aren’t any better, actually your worse!
I still wonder if I am the only noticing Mike is the only character throughout the serious who hasn’t matured. He has in fact become a immature little brat.
You know Mike, if Lucy was half the demon you claim her to be she would ruined your relationship with Sandy and continued to beat the pulp out of you.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 2, 2013, 5:20 PM EST.

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Having finally read the entire series (finished about ten minutes ago), I can safely say this: I can understand both their views, and don’t really blame either one. They have their pros, their cons. I suppose that’s a boring way to look at it, but I don’t think I can side definitively with either one.

Mike was pretty cruel to Lucy for a while, particularly in “December”, but it’s not like Lucy treated him any better for the longest time. They both need to chill the **** out and have a painfully long talk about virtually everything. But this is BCB and that won’t happen, so it’s gonna be nonstop drama for a while.

Anyway, I just find it amusing that Mike hates her, yet treats working with her like it’s no big deal. Just one more thing to do. I realize this is for Sue’s sake and all, but still, it’s funny. Kind of.

Also, I wonder when he’ll realize he was wrong about Paulo, and what happens then? Good things await us.

etyb April 2, 2013, 6:08 PM EST.

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Did anyone else here kinda cheat and double (if not triple) vote?

Rylan April 2, 2013, 6:55 PM EST.

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@LegendaryClockwork, @etyb, @Suzume, @jmpriess and @any other newcomers: I would like to take this moment to say WELCOME! I HOPE ALL OF YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME HERE ON THIS SITE :).

Umm, i’m supertails and it is very nice to meet you. You’ll notice i’m chatty and am no longer afraid to voice my opinions… I am still trying to figure out if that is a good thing or not :unsure:.

@LegendaryClockwork: You read over a 1000 pages in one day? I really wish I was that fast at reading it would make reading all the comments go by quicker 8-D.

@etyb: “Having finally read the entire series (finished about ten minutes ago), I can safely say this: I can understand both their views, and don’t really blame either one. They have their pros, their cons. I suppose that’s a boring way to look at it, but I don’t think I can side definitively with either one.” -etyb.

^Thank You! Finally another person that gets it. They both made mistakes so why would anyone put all the blame on one person :x.

@Suzume: I wouldn’t mind Lucy kicking butt again if it meant she could finally get out of her depression WITH her emotions intact. Although I think Lucy found somebody to help her stop the pain and sadness at least ;).

@jmpriess: I also had zero sleep when I first found this amazing comic :D.

@Rylan: Umm, I prefer to think of it as donating to a charity. Less stress this way… I think :question:.

supertails19 April 2, 2013, 6:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #242216

@supertails19
It took me 6:00 pm till 4:00 am to read up to Buddy system(was the newest update at the time)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 2, 2013, 7:22 PM EST.

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You know, I really like the series, I really like Paulo and Lucy as a couple I mean :unsure: Mike and Mad Lucy Lucy would not work out at all.

Totally@GURL April 2, 2013, 7:41 PM EST.

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So Paulo and Lucy make out before the play, does Lucy still like Mike or has she lost interest and Lucy’s trying to move on? She didn’t blush when she said ‘Let’s make out’ so yea, she might not have any feelings for Paulo 8-)

Totally@GURL April 2, 2013, 7:45 PM EST.

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@Devin & @TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone)
I admit, I hated on Mike for a bit after the December arc. But I think you have to try and look at it from Mike’s point of view.

He was tired of taking abuse from Lucy and it always being portrayed as his fault. He was tired of being responsible for her emotionally. And he was tired of receiving zero thanks or appreciation from her for all that he did for her. In the end he just felt like Lucy was using him, being her safety net is cool and all but he is his own person with his own life to live.

And he was doing so with his relationship with Sandy, which he was happy with, while still being there for Lucy like he used to. But when Lucy brings up the question and forces him to make a choice, he has to decide which matters more to him, his own happiness or Lucy’s. Considering everything he has gone through is it really that heinous to want to be happy?

Now I am not trying to defend what he said in the December arc, he went way to far there, but I am saying that Mike has a reason to be frustrated and angry with Lucy, he just did not handle it in the best way.

At least, this is how I see it.

Alfador April 2, 2013, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #242220

So uh, yea does Lucy love Paulo at all? :question:

Totally@GURL April 2, 2013, 7:47 PM EST.

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@Alfador
You and Mike seem to not notice Lucy, has changed and accepted that Mike will never love her. She doesn’t want him to be her blanket, she simply wants him to just be her friend. Hell by the time we get to “December” she just wants to him to talk to her and acknowledge she is a person and she exists! She is scattered that her friend flat out hates her when she makes a HUGE effort to change just for him. Not for love, but just so he will be her friend.
I understand he got fed up. But she has changed and like a BLIND man he fails to see it. That is where my rage spawns. And him being a complete ****wad on her birthday, THAT IS LOW!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 2, 2013, 7:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #242222

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Lucy made a huge effort to change AFTER Mike decided he was sick and tired of being neglected. Did you forget the Summer Arc? Even With Lucy’s change it does not erase all the pain she caused him like magic. Sadly, Mike is holding on to all the resentment he developed towards Lucy. To him the good that Lucy did does not matter, she was too late with admitting her feelings and she was unable to repair the damage she has done. Sandy on the other hand never really did anything bad to Mike the one and only thing Sandy ever did to hurt Mike’s feelings was moving away because she HAD to.

Mike was given a choice: Choose the one that had hurt him several times and almost never apologized or choose the one that has never done anything(in her control) to bring him pain or misery. I am not happy with the way he acted after he made his decision, but I can understand Mike being upset that Lucy claims to love him and next thing he sees is Lucy in Paulo’s arms. Ask yourself how many awkward situation have occurred with Mike seeing Paulo near Lucy? Oh, and remember Mike does not always see what we see.

@Totally@Girl: No to Lucy loving Paulo. To quote Charles Barkley “I may be wrong, but I doubt it.”

supertails19 April 2, 2013, 8:09 PM EST.

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@Totally@GURL: Sorry about the typo with your name :(. If Lucy loved Paulo, she would have said “let’s make love” instead of “let’s make out” … the second one makes it sound like a meaningless relationship. Sorry to any PauloXLucy fans out there. Uhh, hey at least there is hope that Paulo will tell Lucy that he loves her and… maybe she might believe him? <_< I’m not being very convincing am I?

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: How about we wait to see what happens next before we continue this interesting debate? :)

Also, I read what Alfador said and it does make sense :x.

supertails19 April 2, 2013, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #242224

@supertails19
All those things you said are true. But Lucy said after she confess she was being honest for once. I understand Mike is upset, yes. But yeah it is late to repair. Yes it would be hard from him to think she is sincere. But does that give him the right treat her worse that she treated him?
“To him the good that Lucy did does not matter”-supertails19
That is true and sick.
“I can understand Mike being upset that Lucy claims to love him and next thing he sees is Lucy in Paulo’s arms”-supertails19
That shows Paulo is more of a man than Mike. Paulo is willing comfort her because she needs it. Mike wants her to burn, because she was abusive.
“Ask yourself how many awkward situation have occurred with Mike seeing Paulo near Lucy? Oh, and remember Mike does not always see what we see.”-supertails19
Good point, to that I say. How many times has Mike asked her was is up or what is going on?
Lucy isn’t a *****, she has show that A LOT. So why does when Mike treats her like ****, she goes to Paulo because he is THERE WHEN SHE NEEDS IT(caps isn’t yelling just making sure my point is gotten XD )
then Mike goes and thinks the worse. Lucy did that for the longest time and Mike saw that as stupid, and now he goes and does it. Hypocrite is all that comes to mind.
“How about we wait to see what happens next before we continue this interesting debate? :)”-supertails19
WHY I love our debates!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 2, 2013, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #242225

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone)
Had Lucy changed in the December arc? Perhaps, it definitely seemed like she was trying to reach out and at least reclaim their friendship. But most people don’t change in a week and for Mike he has years to look back on to remember what he is trying to avoid. Once again I’m not saying I think he handled the situation well, burning bridges that Lucy is trying her best to keep up, but I am saying that his feelings toward her are justified to an extent.

Has Lucy changed now? I honestly am not sure, there are so many unanswered questions. What was the conclusion of her meeting up with Augustus? What has happened in their family that would affect Lucy? and more recently what exactly happened between Lucy and Paulo?

Lucy seems walled off from the world, distant, but the reasons for that could be anything. As much as I love trying to second guess character and plot development I’m kind of at a loss in this area.

Alfador April 2, 2013, 9:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #242226

@Alfador
She changed from an abusive bitch to sweet, kind, loving girl <~~ That happened since the start of Volume II
She has changed again to depressed and cutting off the world poor kitty <~~ Since ‘December’ :(

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 2, 2013, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #242227

@Henry_Wang IN REGARDS TO McCain X Amaya: No, that is a terrible idea.
@TheRealSomeone Yes, I do believe Mike is the only person that can fix Lucy at this point, but others can help- depending on who they are. I’m sure Lucy will be extremely reluctant to tell people about her problem, especially those who are persistsant, which makes things a lot more difficult. These are the people I think she would talk to in order of most likely to least; Lily or Daisy or Daisy and Abbey, Molly, Jessica or Sue, Augustus, Mike, Paulo. She definitely would not talk to her parents or siblings about this, definitely wouldn’t bother Yashi or Chirpy- unless possibly with Lily, and lastly- it may sound far-fetched- but talking to David might help. Something this crazy might work, honestly.

Alaystus April 2, 2013, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #242228

Well almost everything that needs to be said by anyone has been said until tomorrow. Don’t know if this means anything but it only took me about 12hours to read the whole series. But aside from that I understand Mike was way out of line in “December” and that was one of the times that makes me hate how much I am like him, well at least in real life and how I usually deal with people, if they are just annoying I tell them to shut up and walk away, if they are looking for a fight or are picking on someone I give them a warning if they don’t take me seriously or keep picking for a fight I usually just kick their ***,but I need to get off me, Mike was and kinda is to this day immature. Of I could change one thing in this story it would be pointing out to Mike all the good things Lucy has done for him, how much she really loves him, and all the feelings he used to have for her, in some attempt to recreate that Mike that had dreams about Lucy kissing him and was in love with her.

Devin April 2, 2013, 9:48 PM EST.

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Well I guess I goota point out that everyone except Mike has matured and Mike is still that 13 year old kid was met at the start of the series if anything he has definitely became more immature. And if Paulo can mature from a man ***** who would bang Lucy at a moment’s notice to an actual friend is astounding. Mike the fact that Paulo is a better person than you right now is just plain sad. Mike you are in high school grow your big boy pair and be the nice guy your are supposed to be. You don’t have to love Lucy, at least not yet=3, but at least be her friend in her time of crisis that you caused. Mike… I am disappointed in you >=< as of right now I am still on U.S.S Mike X Lucy but that life boat to Paulo X Lucy is looking at least O.K. right now.

Devin April 2, 2013, 10:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #242230

Congrats on the win!! :D
And do share, Lucy….. 8-D I’m loving this play.

Alamoraine April 2, 2013, 10:18 PM EST.

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@devin,
I dunno, in some cases that is a good thing, I think the reason he hasn’t really evolved is because he was already more mature. I should emphasis that I mean mature for a 13 yr old (or whatever his age was at the time). The specify this because he’s more mature than the common 13 yr old male but also young enough that he’s going to have his teen moments, hormones and all that good stuff that makes teens insufferable for a few years.

If anything his outburst is the first time you see an actual “human” moment from him, till then he was the equivalent of a doormat to the point he really had no sense of character, he was just there to be a punching bag for Lucy. You could debate the vacation arc was the first time (with him starting to buck lucy off), but I think that was more of a turning point than him showing some emotional development.

strider April 2, 2013, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #242232

@strider.you do have a point but Mike’s character was the all around nice guy so he was just basically just trying to be nice in the beginning, i don’t know why but it is hard for me to come up with the right words here, so he tried to stay out of arguments, unless they were with Lucy or Paulo, and by doing so all we got to see of his character was his competitiveness, a few likes, some dislikes, and general knowledge about him, with nothing going in to deep with him aside from his feelings for Sandy and Lucy.

Devin April 2, 2013, 10:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #242233

Is it possible for all of us to agree that they are all teenagers and they are bound to make mistakes? Pretty much all of the characters in the About section have made mistakes… some more often then others.

In regards to Mike becoming more immature: Uhh, you do know Mike kind of started off as Mr. Perfect(Athletic, Fawned on by multiple girls, good looking and all around nice-guy), any added character development would need to make him have flaws or else he would become the male version of a Mary-Sue character(Gary-Stu?). I don’t have to like it, but I could see why somebody would want to make their character look less like Mr. Perfect and more like a character that has actually become well developed.

@strider: Yep, Mike was definitely a pushover and that is why it was so easy to just walk all over him without so much as a cuss out of him. Mike finally stood up for himself too bad he took it to an extreme… now it is only a matter of time before he either fixes the damage he has done or suffers for it. To that I say uh-oh D:.

supertails19 April 2, 2013, 11:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #242282

@supertails19

Thanks for the warm welcome :)

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

“I understand he got fed up. But she has changed and like a BLIND man he fails to see it.”

Anger is a hard thing to let go when one feels justified in wielding it. He’s angry for all the years of abuse and vitriol, and very, very rarely getting any kind of thanks out of it. If Mike set his mind to it, he could probably get over all those old wounds and forgive her…but in his mind, why should he, when it’s Lucy he considers to be in the wrong?

etyb April 3, 2013, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #242471

thanks taechi-sensei, it was like 2 years i believe i started reading bcb, and i really love it, feel real empathy with the characters, and make me remember when i was a little younger (i’m in the university so, not too long ago), your hard work was praised like it deserved, greetings from Chile, and hope for a happy ending (at least for lucy and paulo, and of course david 8-D )

Knight-A April 5, 2013, 3:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #242596

lucy looks like kotoura’s mother

bobismity April 7, 2013, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #243603

Kh 358 just flashed in my head with link vs Xion instead.

RedAries April 21, 2013, 11:06 AM EST.

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