74. Curtain Call, page posted 4/19/13

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Curtain Call — Page 30
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Veronica’s Commentary

this is actually a callback to an old storyline in the old series, so there’s something kind of nostalgic about it.

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172 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #243420

Yay?

supertails19 April 19, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243421

Sweet!

Sylvia April 19, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243423

love it

Stridon95 April 19, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243424

oh omg

Pirari April 19, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243425

I d’awwwwed. Tiny BCB is adorable BCB.

etyb April 19, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #243426

Sorry about my janky comments. My phone was not wanting to load this page despite my shaking of it. BTW Taeshi this is freaking adorable XD and shows Lucy’s tough/sensitive side. I’m a total Paulo x Lucy shipper now but I still like seeing Mike and Lucy interact.

Sylvia April 19, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #243427

Apologies to all the frantic midnight readers who keep seeing the site go crazy. I am always aware of it and generally try to fix it in the first 20 minutes.

SuitCase April 19, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #243428

Guuuys! I know a lot of you want the first comment and all/there are a lot of you who check it right as it comes out, but you are exploding the servers! hahaha!

Meanwhile my nostalgicness levels are exploding off the charts from this…I…miss simpler times…Man, again I really really wish to see Mike and Lucy happy, at least as good friends, being I am not a person who is into shipping! Besides packages! haha! Either way…so adorable!

Edit: @Suitcase Don’t sweat it! I can totally believe the servers being unable to take the stress of the traffic this site gets when new comics go up, it has gotten so popular in the year or so I’ve been reading it!

Crabmaster April 19, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #243429

Hmm. So much for never saying she liked you :/
And she is blushing TAKE A HINT DINGDONG!
She looks at you for wisdom…

O H M Y F U C K E N G O D!
THE EYES! Life :love:

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 19, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #243430

Flashback! Called it!
Also, Lucy in panel 5 is just WAY too adorable. :love:
Although I’m wondering where the question came from in the first place…and what harkened this specific memory for Mike?

Oceanus92 April 19, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #243431

Flashback!?

OH Cmon :nope:

Nocturne April 19, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #243432

Aww what a sweet flashback. This can either end with Mike being a bit nicer to Lucy.. oooorrrr just plain snowball to hell

iPanda April 19, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #243433

So Lucy asked Mike about marriage when they were that young? How did Mike not receive the message that Lucy loves him? Did she need to write it on his arm with hearts as well?

@Lucy don’t take that the wrong way… you don’t automatically have to get married when you turn 18.

@Mike… remember something you forgot or did you just decide to reminisce during Sue’s play for the sake of it?

Wow, hey everyone is it me or has each page been look better and better recently?

@Crabmaster: I think you have a point so I’ll stop doing it. I’ll start showing up at 12:05 I guess :unsure:.

supertails19 April 19, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #243434

Awww… So cuuuute…

Julia KaNeko April 19, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #243435

D’awww, that’s adorable.

Can’t wait to see how exactly it takes a turn for the worse!

Ditto April 19, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #243436

5th panel is freaking cuddable.

Yumikarp April 19, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #243437

it’s so funny how he says it’s the law. just like my fiance’s cousin told her son the it’s illegal for kids under 7 to chew gum.

sen April 19, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #243439

Yeah, its the law to get married when 18 (which means I should have gotten married some time ago) :P

xom April 19, 2013, 1:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #243440

didn’t see that coming hahahaha
good one :nope:
also looooved it the eyes of tiny lucy too :love:

Knight-A April 19, 2013, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #243441

If there was ever a contest for cutest page, this would definitely be somewhere near the top.

shaaa April 19, 2013, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #243442

Beautiful coloring! :D

Vivitv24 April 19, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #243443

The texture on the tree looks AWESOME =0

Lolly April 19, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #243444

Wait…. you have to get married when you reach 18 or you break the law…oh cra- *door breaks down* “This is the Police! You’re under arrest for not getting married!” You will never take me ali- *gets tasered*

Darf14 April 19, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #243445

Soo cute! This going better and batter each time, all I want is to see Lucy and Mike happy a being good friends again x3

eagle April 19, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #243446

Oh~ I really like how they look all…pink, haha~ Red eyes suit them quite nicely. Also this is a very cute flashback.

DarkCrystal828 April 19, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #243447

@supertails19 What do you mean how did he not receive the message? Do you forget that it was Mike who initially kissed Lucy and clearly showed feelings for her before he got back with Sandy?

Alpharius April 19, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #243448

It’s obvious she is craving for his babies.

Waldo April 19, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.

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@Tash
This is what you get when you win………….Yeah I spent money on y9ou guys :P

Lucy Lucy Lucy (face palm) :/

Pepe Le Pew April 19, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #243450

Even though it’s adorable, you can’t be day-dreaming on stage, Mike!

honeybee April 19, 2013, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #243451

Oh my GOD younger lucy is so ****ing cute

lov/hate/hurt April 19, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #243452

Called it. :D

jamie_mac April 19, 2013, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #243453

Such a sweet Flashback :love: the pinkish coloring gives it both a nostalgic and tender atmosphere that provides us a little glimpse of the way Mike used to see Lucy.
Thank You Taeshi, this made my whole weekend and makes worth the waiting ‘til Monday and it’s officially my favorite page of BCB so far #^_^#
Excellent Work Miss Vera, Excellent Work ;)

ColorlessNight April 19, 2013, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #243454

THIS IS TOO CUTE

megithough April 19, 2013, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #243455

Perhaps it is my lack of innocence, but whenever Lucy is in that huddled position, my thoughts are far from innocent. Just like the Pillow Talk flashback when Lucy was talking with Mike on her bed. I mean, I guess it is typical for someone to hold their hands in between their legs when involved in -in-depth conversations.

I forgot that 18 is the legal age of consent in New Jersey. Good thing Mike is on top of the state laws. God knows Lucy was ready for emancipation to assume responsibility for her high school love child with Paulo in a surprise “Another Path” pregnancy.

I like the color tone that sets the mood here in the flashback.

Purin April 19, 2013, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #243456

I dont know why…. but i love this. xD

UltraFlan April 19, 2013, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #243457

Her eyes are so full of life here…in present Sue play time Lucy’s eyes look so soulless. (;___;) WHY MIKE!? WHY!?!?

Curious CandyBowl Fan April 19, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #243458

Every time I read some BCB, I always feel awkward around my cat. One time I picked her up and just whispered over and over, “You would never be that dramatic, right kitty?” She doesn’t ever respond, she just runs away, leaving deep emotional and physical scars in my shoulder.

Puppo April 19, 2013, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #243459

dat inocent mike.

g-haze April 19, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243460

That’s it. I need a break. I can only handle so much cuteness. See you next chapter you damn adorable cats.

Purin April 19, 2013, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #243461

OMG! THIS. IS. ADORABLE! :love:

Now the question is, WHO is having this Flashback; Lucy or Mike? I kinda wanna go with Lucy, because she’s so depressed, that I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of her ALSO having momentarily flashbacks of the good times they shared. While Mike’s confessed hatred would still be echoing somewhere in those memories. Welp, at least that’s what I used to do, when people I knew and thought I could trust had hurt me :(

But then I think; “Wouldn’t it be quite the twist, if it were MIKE who was having the flashback instead?”. I’m really going to have to go with this. I don’t really have much of a reason, its just a feeling I got from this page and the one before. Oh well, I could be wrong, but its just a thought I had :D

Subaru April 19, 2013, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #243462

*sobs profusely*

feh April 19, 2013, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #243463

Oh my gosh this is just adorable! :love:

Toxic April 19, 2013, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #243464

awww!!! so innocent!!!! :D :) :love:
seeing these kinds of flash backs makes me love those two so much ha ha

Madi_mew101 April 19, 2013, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #243465

Lucy’s expression in the second to last panel makes me smile every time I see it. <3<3<3

Taeshi, this is beautiful!

Yaschiri April 19, 2013, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #243466

To me, it looks like her dead eyes are actually worrying him. The memory shows him her eyes when they were still friends. I’m hoping he feels regret for what he said. Yeah he was angry. Yes he hates her now. But there was a point where he didn’t and that’s what he can’t ignore.
Also, she never hated him. She always thought highly of him. But she needs to learn to express her feelings the right way. She has issues with abandonment. Maybe something else happened, like in her family? Like where’s her dad in all of this?

I know I’m totally overthinking things. But anyways, another wonderful job Taeshi! :D

Gabria93 April 19, 2013, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #243467

WOAH
FLASBACK TINGE

wr3h April 19, 2013, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #243468

@Alpharius: I was just assuming that this occurred before Sandy even showed up. Back when Lucy was actually opening up to Mike… remember all the way in second grade before Mike became lovestruck with Sandy and pretty much ignored Lucy? Yeah, before Sandy stole his heart… that was the moment in time I thought this was occurring. Hence the: “So Lucy asked Mike about marriage when they were that young?”-supertails. I should have put more emphasis on the ‘that’ in that line of mine.

It is true that Mike kissed Lucy and she was remembering it during Pillow Talk, but now the chronology is getting confusing. Which event happened first? That is the problem I’m having right now.


Here is what I understand: Over the years Mike developed feelings for Lucy, but with all the stuff they had been through and the fact that he officially has a girlfriend right now made Mike decide it would be best to push aside or bury those feelings he had for Lucy… the moment Mike called Sandy and made their relationship official, it kind of sealed the deal and Mike slowly started growing more resentful of Lucy. His heart was set on Sandy now.

Over the course of this play, all the leftover resentment was being washed away by Lucy’s performance and now it has reached a point where memories of a better time between them is flowing it’s way to the surface.

@Alpharius: How am I doing with the imagery so far? I hope it is understandable and to the point :).

supertails19 April 19, 2013, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #243469

ok. she’s gone crazy, like, pyro from tf2 crazy.

abowden April 19, 2013, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #243471

Why do I feel that in the end mike would kiss her and he would ruin the play? O.o
And omgg I’m inlove with that pink page! Soo adoraablee! *love*

Solly April 19, 2013, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #243472

sure, just rip my heart out and leave me here to bleed. *avril lavigne plays in background*

melody April 19, 2013, 3:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243474

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww, Lucy Kitten!

Also, very nice use of pink for the mood. :O

Just-A-Lurker April 19, 2013, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #243476

Damn, I’ve been breaking the law for three years now.

Follarch April 19, 2013, 4:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243477

Adorable page and love the colours in this one! Especially the eyes :3

AquariusLeo April 19, 2013, 4:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #243478

FLASHBACK! First of all called it! First time I was right about something =).
Second, @Taeshi. Beautiful pages last few updates, heck the ones back from 06’ are better than anything I could ever draw. Great work.
@Mike. You don’t have to get married at 18, you can but you don’t have to. In reality you don’t have to get married at all. You can be a bachelor the rest of your life.
@Lucy same as what I said to Mike except one thing, you really screwed up with every chance to tell Mike you loved him every time there was a perfect moment. Mostly because someone else was there or Yashy screwed it up because she thought that you two were already a couple., or you were to nervous.
@TheRealSomeone. You did not have to make the chapters in the first place he came over his, I am only saying this because you said lust as well, lust and desires SEVERAL TIMES, caps. to get message across, thank you for rethinking it but couldn’t you make it a bad dream or something like that so that neither of them have to have that memory?

Devin April 19, 2013, 4:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #243479

whoa whoa whoa!!! where is the scarf?!?!

Aries April 19, 2013, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #243480

Something tells me this flashback (or its contents) will have some importance for later on.

I could be wrong, but the way they mention the whole “Marry at 18” seems to give the impression it will become more important later on in the story.

Although I do wonder which one of these two is remembering this moment of their childhood.

DeathofInk April 19, 2013, 4:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #243482

Aw Mike, that’s kinda cute. I kinda feel this is picking up after Sandy had just left. I love the pink overlay, kinda gives it a warm light tone, something we haven’t seen recently with all this drama.

Kitmit April 19, 2013, 4:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #243483

Well. 23-year-old for women, 25-year-old for men.

Henry Wang April 19, 2013, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #243484

Missing! 20&22, not 23&25.

Henry Wang April 19, 2013, 5:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #243485

I ‘m really digging the nostalgic colors here. Rose tinted glasses indeed.

Solvek April 19, 2013, 6:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #243486

Aaaaaw. That’s so cute #^_^# I really like the colors you used in this strip. It looks all nostalgic.

DekuMarth April 19, 2013, 6:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #243487

Even though she supposedly was the worst person to Mike they still had their sweet moments and I think that’s all I have ever waited for so if you’ll excuse me Ill go to the corner and just cry on how sweet it’s was :love:

Midstrike April 19, 2013, 6:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #243488

herk -grabs heart- somebody call….an ambulance…..I’m dying of…. adorablenessssss…. XP

Kindle Kat April 19, 2013, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #243489

Ohh, interesting. It’s Mike having this flashback, right? Right? He’s going to rethink about his attitude towards Lucy. RIGHT?

CheshireGames April 19, 2013, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #243490

There is still the question of which of them is thinking this or if it is just a random flashback to troll us.

7 April 19, 2013, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #243491

That…that look on Lucy’s face. That is so…ADORABLE!

Senorange April 19, 2013, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #243492

I feel like this flashback is happening in real time and he’s going to just stand there awestruck for a really long time and sue freaks out.

Shadowwalker156 April 19, 2013, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #243493

“People mmarry when their 18.”. Cuuute.

Meow April 19, 2013, 8:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #243494

#^_^#
daww Mike and Lucy.. Lucy with her usual >:|
face, and mike with this blushy akward face.<33

Doodles April 19, 2013, 8:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #243495

Hummm……. It’s true…… a lot of people marry when they’re 18……………….. idjits

Huh? April 19, 2013, 8:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #243496

I bet they’re gonna dance after a coupla pages and thats why Mike is reminded of this.

lazydayArtist April 19, 2013, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #243498

Ha. They’re actually getting along U///w///U
DEFINITELY means it’s a flash back >:[

Rylan April 19, 2013, 10:06 AM EST.

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@suitcase
I am 9:00 pmer not midnight

@Supertails19
No it isn’t just you they are getting better :love:
If this keeps up my heart is going to explode with joy :love:
Or split in half ._.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 19, 2013, 10:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #243500

@TheRealSomeone Just to clarify on your ‘9:00 pmer’, does it update at 9 PM where you live? Because where I live it updates at that time.

Keyblade Dragon April 19, 2013, 11:11 AM EST.

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@Keyblade Dragon
It updates at 12:00 EST
I live in PST which is 3 hours behind. Yes it does update at 9:00 pm

@@Devin
I am keeping the first half, I am going to spoil this, but there will be a fight, It will be about lust. BUT it won’t go as far as it did. Feeling will be hurt, people will be comforted. I mainly going to change what the fight is about. Maybe make it between a different guy and the girl instead of the bull **** I did. But that will take a while, I was originally planning something else but I had to cut it out, because I want less Old man 1 and Old man 2. I have a huge arc for the summer of the sophomore year. The problem is I have to get there.

To be honest the ‘making up’ wasn’t suppose to happen until chapter 10 0r soon originally. The guy was suppose to be more of jerk for longer. *face palm* Also I cut some of the ‘dreams’ the guy has and the flash backs… I will probably started adding them back. I cut a lot of drama and conflict between the main characters(I love romantic conflict!). 90% of that conflict was before the ‘making up’ I like said in the ‘credits’ chapter I am taking a break. I am more feeling rushed and then I **** out chapters like that. I am really surprised only this chapter has turned out ******. The flashback about the courthouse is one my favorite chapters and I loved writing it.
You asked me a question earlier and and I said the answer was a spoiler. But by the end of chapter 30 I think the answer should be pretty clear.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 19, 2013, 11:14 AM EST.

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A lovely flashback, it truly is a wonderful moment. This page is superb, and Mike and Lucy look so adorable.

It is such lovely thing to have a memory like that flow into either of their minds. It is most likely to be Mike as he would have the sense to remember the good old days of his childhood. There he could see where Lucy has shown her sweet or semi-sweet nature. There he could see the good in Lucy and realize that she was good enough to be his friend.

Keyblade Dragon April 19, 2013, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #243503

Maybe this page is cut from the “club members’s library”. :/
And it is Mike’s memory here.— Or be called a ‘flashback’. ;)

At that time, Lucy was still Mike’s best friend .(Maybe more than a ‘friend’, and I do not know if Sandy is considered as Mike’s friend.) :D & Mad Lucy
:unsure: Maybe Mike still does not really realize Lucy’s feeling, or he is going to understand. Or no one, including Taeshi and Lucy, knows what real Lucy is and was. :x

p.s. Some netizens said Lucy based on Veronica Vera. :question: I do not know if Taeshi really thought in this way. Ó~Ó , 8-)

Henry Wang April 19, 2013, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #243504

O_Ob, It seems that this comic’s comment-senders are mainly made up by Californians.

Henry Wang April 19, 2013, 11:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #243505

I doubt if it is useful to enforce daylight-savings time.
—At least PRC doesn’t do it.

Henry Wang April 19, 2013, 11:29 AM EST.

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@TheRealSomeone
Cool. Thanks, I just wanted to make sure, I live in the MST. Plus, I’m aware of the update time.

Keyblade Dragon April 19, 2013, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #243507

FLASHBACK belongs to MIKE
Lucy belongs to PAULO
McCain belongs to SUE
Life-filled eyes belong to LUCY
And Amaya belongs to DAVID

On a related note: HER EYES … THEIR ALIVE ALIVE!!!!!!!!

N-master April 19, 2013, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #243508

Look in the first panel mike looks like he is going to cry

N-master April 19, 2013, 12:01 PM EST.

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:c I always feel sad that back then she had light in her eyes, and now her eyes are dead. There is no light in them at all.
THE FEELS.

Queenbol April 19, 2013, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #243510

Lucy’s eyes are red she is going evil! and wheres the punching :(?

mikedawn April 19, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #243511

This is so adorable and the nostalgia factor is hitting me straight in the feels. Considering how rocky their relationship has been recently sometimes I forget how natural and genuine they seemed to be around one another.

I am never giving up on the hope that Mike and Lucy will patch things up between then, and with any luck Mike’s ill timed flashback will help.

Alfador April 19, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #243512

Is he serious?

Reimer April 19, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOpjlNcJ5O0

Because a moment like this deserves a soundtrack.

13lackout April 19, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #243514

This page is sooooooo pretty!

V April 19, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #243515

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfNAUs5uNm0 Sanctuary from the Kingdom Hearts series, seems like it matches well enough. Since this tree is basically Mike and Lucy’s Sanctuary and if i’m right, “fears and lies melt away” in this chapter to be replaced with lost memories and bonds become stronger. Wow, now this makes me want to play Kingdom Hearts again. My reason: Lovely love triangles… I approve. Listen to the song and enjoy :).

supertails19 April 19, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

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Oh my…. the flashback! Their faces!!! THOSE COLORS!!! hnnnngggg it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, but at the same time crushes my heart!! Oh the nostalgia… I…. I need a moment…

You’re killing me, Taeshi-sama, KILLING ME, I TELL YOU!!!

FlyingPotato April 19, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.

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@Supertails: Since we are bringing up the topic of a appropriate background music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mOMQ_S3OCc This page reminded me of the Final Fantasy VIII flashback cut scenes in the game. It is interesting to see what other people imagine would be the most fitting music in their opinion.

Purin April 19, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #243518

The only things that can be said are this is adorable and beautiful.
And that Taeshi is going to break my heart when this chapter is over. I will enjoy these amazing MikexLucy moments while they last.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 19, 2013, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #243519

Ah, the innocence of childhood… So nostalgic. ;_;
I love, love, LOVE the coloring of this page!! It’s so fitting, AHH

MuffinJunior April 19, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #243520

Yesssss aww I miss this

Knuc April 19, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #243521

If Lucy still believes this I hope she doesn’t make it to the series finale.

xlk April 19, 2013, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #243522

So, which of their 18th is coming up?

Tcj333 April 19, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #243523

So people are saying Mike should’ve gotten the hint that she like him you do realize they were kids and plus he is also blushing. ( lol Marriage is required too view this site imagine that everywhere. :P)

Marcy April 19, 2013, 4:03 PM EST.

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Oh man I freaking love this page. Taeshi you can just do the rest of the series like this, with them as little kids, and I’ll be happy :3

Null April 19, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #243525

ooooooooooh saint jfc
TAESHI WHY IM HERE CRYING ALONE

Gea April 19, 2013, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #243526

why couldn’t they just stay like that forever :(!???

I'd say! April 19, 2013, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #243527

Um…
Okay, I guess? Why is he thinking about it NOW, I mean? :question:

NoName XD April 19, 2013, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #243528

@Subaru Mike’s having the flashback for sure. Notice in the previous page Lucy is clearly saying/singing something, yet we don’t “hear” any of it. It would only make sense that after seeing the transformation Mike became dumbfounded. (Remember they never ran through any of it together so this is his first time seeing this). Memories of the good times he had with Lucy (which he’s prolly suppressed out of spite and/or faithfulness to dear ol’ Sandy) are suddenly boiling up and distracting him, hence his not really hearing anything that’s coming out of Lucy’s mouth. After all, this may be the first time he’s seen Lucy “happy” since Sandy came back into the picture. I predict a rude awakening for Mike after the play.

kerBamf April 19, 2013, 5:27 PM EST.

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@TheRealSomone. I read your pirate fan fiction and it is pretty good. You obviously know something about the era and I am sorry for not giving you that credit. I am really surprised how it has turned out so far. Accurate, good plot, and a new story, I give out a 4.5 out of 5. Great work keep it up. Damn I am real starting to sound like a friggin teacher.

Devin April 19, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #243530

>no updates ‘til Monday
>it’s Friday
>that feel

Can we just skip time ahead three days? Please?

etyb April 19, 2013, 6:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #243531

@etyb
That is how all Fridays are when it comes to BCB XD Mondays and Wednesday we want to skip two days XD
HEY at least this chapter isn’t a BLOODY CLIFFHANGER!

I thank you taeshi for this great non-cliffhanger.

@Devin
I am glad you it! I told you I have read some pirate comics! And seen all POTC Movies.
Also no biggie about the not giving me credit. I don’t take offense. If people don’t like what I write about with my knowledge **** em :D They don’t have to read it.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 19, 2013, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #243532

D’aaawwwwwwww, cute baby Lucy and baby Mikey. Bless. <33

Also wow I am in love with the colours on this page wow

Lizzie April 19, 2013, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #243533

I am feeling conflicted now Taeshi! I feel torn… Such a sweet pink page, filled whit “memories” it’s just to cute!!! Totally reminds me why MikexLucy was my OTP, but then again during the last chapters I let go of that Ship (I jumped in to the sea?) and then PauloxLucy became my OTP… I adore Paulo now… but then again maybe I just want Lucy to be happy!

Maybe I am in the middle of the sea and don’t know wich ship to follow… So I feel torn!

Now on another note… This page is so CUTE and PINK and full of BLUSHES!!!!!!!!!!! I just LOVE it, i LOVE it!!!!!

I LOVE this comic… I tend to get bored easily yet this NEVER bores me… It just keeps making me like it more and more!!! And I think this page is adorable!!

Vainilla April 19, 2013, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #243534

GAH.

Rue April 19, 2013, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #243535

So cute and pink! :love:

Alamoraine April 19, 2013, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #243536

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

So I’ve noticed. I’m just impatient is all :P

etyb April 19, 2013, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #243537

Dat nostalgic 1 color page XD I really hope this is Mike getting his head out of his ***

Trubeque April 19, 2013, 7:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #243538

i really like the way taeshi colored in that tree
and the eyes
and everything
wow this page is beautiful

isabelle April 19, 2013, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #243540

@etyb
We all are XD

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 19, 2013, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #243542

-_-!

Henry Wang April 19, 2013, 10:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #243543

You’re seriously making everybody love your art right now Taeshi. Keep it up! lol :love:

Anon April 19, 2013, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #243544

I don’t recall seeing this in the old series. Remind me the chapter and page number so I can look at it again? XD

I'll Eat Yourself April 19, 2013, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #243545

Apparently it’s the law.

Yxela007 April 19, 2013, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #243546

Awwww Mike, are you remembering the good times?

Too bad.

I hope he tries to make reperations and that Lucy is ice cold to him… I would like to watch him suffer and squirm for how far he went, hitting her in all the places he KNEW it would hurt… So I have no sympathy for him… And I hope to see him hurt.

Allsmiles April 20, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #243547

I-I hate how all this happens on the day that my love breaks my heart into pieces…

Redding April 20, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #243548

@Taeshi, you are. A genius. This art is so high quality. I love how you made it a different color to discern it from the current plot, and your color choices are always purposeful. The pink wasn’t an accident; it sets the romantic, innocent mood of childhood endearment. You’re always doing stuff like that, and it is incredible, and keep doing what you do because you are perfect. That’s the truth, no arguing or second-guessing, okay? :)

silveryogurt April 20, 2013, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #243549

DAT SECOND PANEL
I d’awwed (d’aaawed, d’awed?)

Pyre_of_Onyx April 20, 2013, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #243550

@Vainilla: You interpret what is called “Titanium fans”. —Veronica Vera was born in late 1980s.

Henry Wang April 20, 2013, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #243551

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriageable_age

—Since American is a Federation, different states do not have the same law.
p.s. It seems that PRC(People’s Republic of China)’s “Marriageable age” is the oldest one.

Henry Wang April 20, 2013, 3:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #243552

Lucy looks….. ADOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORABLEEE!!! And I really like the colours and how you made the tree :D

Iti April 20, 2013, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #243553

@TheRealSomeOne. In reality both chapters are bad but this new one is more realistic. So cudos to you good sir. This chapter ripped my heart out and stopped on it, yeah it hurt that bad, but hey I could not expect it to last forever but eventually they will both regret it.

Devin April 20, 2013, 8:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #243556

This chapter has been harsh to say the least. It’s like sue is tring to force mike to love lucy, but i think it’ll just push him farther away.

tywyll April 20, 2013, 10:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243557

EMHERGED this is just so cute <3 #^_^#

VonSchweetz April 20, 2013, 10:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243560

@Devin
All I have to say is someone(1) has grown a backbone ;)
Someone(2) wasn’t expecting that.
The next chapter will also be negative, but it ends on a positive note.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 20, 2013, 11:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243565

@TheRealSomeone. A song that is perfect for that chapter is Burn it Down by Linkin Park. Also they should wait about a month before they talk it out. Just a suggestion. :unsure:

Devin April 20, 2013, 11:50 AM EST.

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@Devin
Check chapter 32. It explains why the fight actually happened.
I don’t know if this chapter 32 is any good… If it isn’t then I just I need to take a longer break from writing Love and Hatred.
Chapter 5 of the Pirates will be up sometime late today.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 20, 2013, 12:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #243567

Here in England you can get married at 16 but you must get permission from both parents. Then you can just marry at 18.

Bon_Clay April 20, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #243570

Hmm, is this a hint that we still have 2 or 3 more years to show in BCB? 8-D

Deiser April 20, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #243571

The marrying age in Wisconsin is 16 & 16 with parents’ permission and 18 & 18. I think it’s too young. It should be 25 & 25 because:
“A boy’s brain is not mature till he’s 25.” —Dr. Phil

BlossomWolf April 20, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #243572

@Deiser
They are 15, not 16
“We don’t know for sure, but sometime in 2014 is our guess.”-BCB about page.

@BlossomWolf
I personally think on some things Dr. Phil is fill of ****.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 20, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #243575

@TheRealSomeone. Stereotypical.But well placed, well thought out,( and will the old man give the main guy some karate training or something so that stuff like this stops happening.), and well presented. *thumbs up* but I would have likes some tension to mount before stuff got fixed. Like at least two weeks for main dude to think about what he did wrong, and how to apologize, again, to the main girl. But very good overall but you have to remember, main dude CAN KICK *** WHEN REQUIRED, caps to get point across not to yell, you seam to kinda forget that. I still love the series and the pirate one is up to par. :love:

Edit. When I said the main guy need training, I mean it so that he can protect his girl and not rely on other to do so.

Devin April 20, 2013, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #243577

@Allsmiles Oh lord your username makes that so ironic.
Anywho, I’m assuming that these fond memories Mike is having is going to lead to him kissing Lucy on stage, which will maximize the drama.
Sandy potentially upset.
Play ruined.
Paulo upset.
Lucy could be anything at that point.
Although I don’t think it’s THAT likely, I can see it happening.
Hopefully it’s going to just lead to a sincere apology after the play is over.
Right? XD

ThingamaJigglypuff April 20, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #243579

2014 my foot

failness April 20, 2013, 4:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #243581

@Devin
Think about what happened to main girl and the trauma. The old man doesn’t know karate. The main feels he did wrong, in a way he still hasn’t forgiven himself for earlier actions. I didn’t go get that, but against 10+ guys the main guy doesn’t really stand much of a chance. When they have guns.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 20, 2013, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #243582

lmao, this potentially sweet and tender moment turned into a laugh on the last panel.
“People have to marry when they’re 18, it’s the law”.
Yeah, maybe if you belong to a “specific” religion that wants all their members to have babies as soon as possible or in particular regions of the world, but I am assuming this takes place in the western world?
All you have to say now Mike is that girls have to have babies, it’s the law. L…M…A…O!

Blank On Purpose April 20, 2013, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #243583

@Blank on Purpose
He means you have to wait till you are eighteen, still wrong but way to look as silly for going nuts on a kid. LMAO.

Donny April 20, 2013, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #243584

Now that I think about it, wasn’t Lucy supposed to sing during the play? I was kind of looking forward to seeing the audience’s reaction to that, so unless that’s what is about to happen (which would make me wonder the point of this flashback), here’s hoping you didn’t forget. Heck, here’s hoping her voice makes Mike have second thoughts about rejecting her so gosh darn much, and maybe even have second thoughts about his relationship to the point that he actually considers choosing Lucy instead. XD Also, why place in a random flashback like this? It seems to have almost nothing to do with the rest, and you might as well have reposted the original comic instead of drawing it again. I would have suggested making the flashback just a part of this page instead of the entire thing. Then again, the original was most likely much lower in quality and wouldn’t look much like a flashback… XD

I'll Eat Yourself April 20, 2013, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #243585

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

I know that they are 15, but I meant more in-comic years than out of comic years. I could easily imagine this comic ending, for example, when the characters are 17 with the implication that one or more are going to be married at some point int eh future.

Deiser April 20, 2013, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #243586

@Devin
CONTINUED:
The only one being trained is Paulo, and he is being by Neogrom.
The old man can’t train the main character, because the old man was used a a science experiment and joined a legion of Dark Knights. The ones who did the experiments to the old man where wiped over 4000 years from the present day.
The old man has made it his lives purpose to protect his offspring.
I was originally going to use LEGACY from Blade100, but I ditched that idea.


You don’t have to worry, guilt is one of many things I LOVE you write about. Who says she forgave him? She still loves him. She went through all this trauma and was scared so during that moment yes she gets comfort from him… I forgot to add this, but the girl was suppose to wet herself to show HOW scared she was. Because trying imagine being her shoes. Tied, ganged, in the middle of no where with 20 guys all armed with guns who want to have field day with your body, and there is no hope of help. I love writing about hostages… my secret pleasure(there are others *starts sweating*)

@Devin
“the pirate one is up to par”-Devin
So is that bad or good? And how far are you into it?

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 20, 2013, 8:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #243588

It’s not like she wants to marry you or anything!

Jayfeather21 April 20, 2013, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #243589

so freaking cute. What is mike thinking?

Sanchan April 20, 2013, 10:34 PM EST.

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18. Ya thats a great time to get married. Let me count how many divorces i know abought and i’m 25 lol

JustSomeCritic April 20, 2013, 10:37 PM EST.

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@TheRealSomeone. The pirate one is up to par-Devin. I said this meaning that it is as good as your others and I like it, also I am caught up on it unless you updated in the last 7 hours, and personally I think that someone needs to train Mike, I mean the old guy is like 4K years old I think he should have learned how to fight, and in your fan fictions the main guy is ALWAYS getting his *** kicked, and I mean in ever single one, I can’t stand week protagonists and this one is no exception. He needs to man up and take charge, kick *** and start taking names. :nope:<<<. Picked for face.
Also, I know it was just Paulo getting thought but the old guy needs to realize that given main guy training, maybe the other old guy, Paulo’s ancestor? Could teach him, is the best way to protect his descendant and toughen the main guy up while teaching him respect.

@Supertails19. Great work with Jasmine’s Day Off. It is better than your other one, the Reign of Lucia, I think, and has a good story, while not making total sense, follow able and understandable.

Devin April 20, 2013, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #243594

@Devin
The Commodore is a very good fighter in my pirate one, it is just “Captain” is better. Also trying taking on a guy a whole foot taller than you and probably weights 50lbs more(in muscle). The commodore has been slaying *** for the past 7 years.
“4K years old”-Devin
explain that what means?
“in your fan fictions the main guy is ALWAYS getting his *** kicked, and I mean in ever single one, I can’t stand week protagonists and this one is no exception. He needs to man up and take charge, kick *** and start taking names”-Devin
Sorry he doesn’t fight many equal to his level. I promise in the pirate he will be doing some *** kicking. I might throw in some flash backs were he single-handily beats 5 on 1. The commodore is badass don’t think different.

The old man won’t have let the girl get kidnapped if it wasn’t the ‘charm’ blocking his senses. The old man doesn’t… wait till next update to answer about the old man training the main character. Paulo will be trained by his ancestor later, and trained again by another.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 21, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #243595

AAAAAAAGH Mike is so cute! And so naive! :’D it sucks that he has to become so jerkish :(

Sambo April 21, 2013, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #243597

@TheRealSomeone. 4k meant four thousand. So old guy being four thousand years old, I thought he would have learned how to fight that’s all. I know the commodore is a good fighter but he should at least last more than six seconds anginst someone. Just saying.

EDIT. Also in Love and Hated it is the same deal. In BCB the main guy in the your fan fic. knew how to beat someone if need be. Because in the beginning of your fan fiction he was always getting, sorry for small spoiler, beat and it irked me because in BCB he would have went all Chuck Norris on someone, and you made him a complete wimp. It just did not seam like a detail you would over look and it really irked me for a couple of days. And by week protagonists, I met that I can’t stand to see the main character be almost completely useless in tough situations.

Devin April 21, 2013, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #243598

@Devin
“you made him a complete wimp. It just did not seam like a detail you would over look and it really irked me for a couple of days. And by week protagonists, I met that I can’t stand to see the main character be almost completely useless in tough situations.”-Devin
In chapter 5 it is vs a girl
Chapter 6 surprise attack to the head, he could have kicked *** but someone didn’t want to see a fight.
Chapter 8 it is at school and what take on a crowd?
Chapter 25 against someone who had combat training, in speed
Ok did I miss any? and Chapter 32 is vs 20 guys with guns… so yeah…

The old man is almost 6,000 years old. He knows how to fight with a Halberd and sword… and kill with his bare hands(because of his strength) he guy is unkillable so his fighting strategy is brute force with not much thinking and it works because he has regen of cells and he doesn’t feel pain or if he does you won’t know it. He also uses dark magic… see chapter 32.

“I know the commodore is a good fighter but he should at least last more than six seconds anginst someone”-Devin
Against the 7 foot muscle-head? He didn’t have his sword.
The only one he has fought(so far in the fanfic) uses a technique very few know and only one has mastered. Unfortunately for him he has never seen this technique and he tried to attack the one that mastered it. Read chapter four, read the italic again(or read the chapter if you haven’t) The narrator of the italic tells what technique(same technique since same person) they used.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 21, 2013, 10:26 AM EST.

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@TheRealSomeone. I could take on my whole school when I was in high school, so why can’t main guy? Yeah I know what you mean I am sorry but I have gotten into a couple of fights like that when I was in school and almost always came out on top. I don’t like fighting but I made five to many enemys in school. :unsure:

Any who, I does matter much to me anymore, write your fan fictions how you want to. I mean they are yours. And I need some help with my mini that I post here. I just can’t think of what Lucy would say to Mike in that situation. You got any ideas. Mine range from Lucy hugging Mike and crying, to punching him in the face and walking off. So any idea you have would give me a new idea. :unsure:

Devin April 21, 2013, 10:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #243604

@Devin&TheR… :???What are you two talking about?

Henry Wang April 21, 2013, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #243605

@aries it’s good to know I am not the only Aries here

RedAries April 21, 2013, 11:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #243606

I finally caught up with the story! It took two days of continuous reading to do this!

RedAries April 21, 2013, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #243607

@HenryWang. Me and The Real Someone are talking about his Fan Fictions, as well as my mini fan fiction that I have been posting in this comments section out lining what I want to happen after the play, and I am not posting it on fan fiction.com, or whatever it is, because I can’t create and account on it to post. If that does not answer you question maybe The Real Someone will say something.

Devin April 21, 2013, 11:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #243608

@Henry Wang
My fanfics

@Devin
What was the last page you posted it on? Edit: found it.
Also same goes to you. Write it how you like, ‘my’ Lucy and ‘your’ Lucy are quite different.
I don’t know what kind of Lucy are you going for? Strong and independent? OR insecure and dependent? OR something in between?

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 21, 2013, 11:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #243609

@Devin: Never make any enemies.
You can stop being kind to someone who dislike you,
but you cannot qurrel with that person only because of this.(Except when you can get more than you lose if you put up a fight.)
Sometimes, “关系” is necesary.
—Enough “bookworm-student&Old-Mind-functionary language” words. Keep it or forget it.
To tell you the truths, if I am strong enough, I may have put up tens of fights with my classmates. (In fact, I am still in middle school.)

Well, I will try to find it and try my best to understant it.(Although I may be not able to read it at all.)

Henry Wang April 21, 2013, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #243610

@BlossomWolf: Here is China, the marriaable age is 22 for men and 20 for women, the oldest one in the world.

Henry Wang April 21, 2013, 12:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #243611

What Lucy says: “People get married that young?” What Mike hears: “People can’t get married ‘til they’re that old?”

StraightFace April 21, 2013, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #243612

Oh my gosh, friendship is returning. Even though I have hate for both of them, I still like what’s happening.

asdf April 21, 2013, 5:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #243613

@TheRealSomeone. I am going for I strong, independent form of Lucy who will only give in to the guy she loves. Something along those lines. Might change in the next few weeks but seriously I am having serious trouble thinking of what she might do. Mad Lucy

Devin April 21, 2013, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #243614

@Devin
Good that makes it that much for interesting!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 21, 2013, 7:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #243615

Why do I fell like this play will end up with Mike kissing Lucy during the play and in the play they are siblings

Aprilkitty April 21, 2013, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #243616

@Aprilkitty
I think you might be on to something! Maybe Mike will be so lost in this daydream he kisses Lucy shocking the WHOLE audience and Lucy. That would be interesting.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 21, 2013, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #243617

@Aprilkitty and @TheRealSomeone: IF Mike does kiss Lucy it better be after the play or Sue might make him regret it. Actually Mike would regret it no matter what happens, as soon as he realizes he kissed a girl that wasn’t his girlfriend :D. Although it would be a good enough way to get more drama in this play(not that it needs it).

supertails19 April 21, 2013, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #243618

@supertails19
First thing. IT LIVES! Welcome back :)

Ok, I doubt Mike would kiss Lucy after the play. I am really interested in seeing Lucy’s reaction. Would she be upset because of the play and he is ‘taken’ Or would she be too stunned to react. Or would she be hurt further. IF Sue wrote the play to get Mike and Lucy back together(as friends), would she really be upset if she got Mike to follow his heart?

If Mike realized he loves Lucy through flashbacks XD It funny to me. I can’t explain why without spoiling something.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 21, 2013, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #243619

If every page were as corny and cute as this… What would happen? Everyone would probably have a blush on their faces. Oooooooh I wish every page were as damn cute as this onnnnnnennnnnne!!!!!11
>.

NightCh4os April 21, 2013, 10:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #243620

This is the moment of truth! What will result in this?!

Julia KaNeko April 21, 2013, 10:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #257643

Most touching flashback EVER :love:

ShizuTheCat August 26, 2013, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #262532

I think im high i mean theirs just soooo much pink.

lonnigan October 20, 2013, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #271856

You could move to Saudi Arabia

Yes January 6, 2014, 7:50 PM EST.

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