74. Curtain Call, page posted 4/26/13

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Curtain Call — Page 33
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Veronica’s Commentary

David gets cropped when resizing it for the web, but he had a pretty deadpan face going on. A BONUS FOR VOLUME FOUR

Chris is a pretty well-behaved kid.

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207 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #243923

Something wrong Mike? What is happening? I see your confidence fading!
MIKE? How come Lucy isn’t talking to you? :question: Doesn’t Lucy hate getting attention? Well except from her friends

OH? Guilt? ABOUT TIME!

Hmm? Paulo? You think you would do some clapping for the girl you love.
@Nikita
Damn right where is the boat?
~~~>http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c54/p5.html

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 26, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243924

No offense or anything, but I kind of expected the play to have a little more, you know, plot. I mean, it only had about 7 characters, which is an awfully small amount for most plays. Then again though, the play isn’t one of the main characters, so…. If it’s any reconciliation though, Mike looks like he’s feeling awful, so major character development there. Lucy’s eyes are also really creepy. It’s like she’s staring into your soul. Maybe that’s what Mike just realized. Not that he feels sorry about what he did, but that he sees that he killed her, that there’s nothing left. Can’t wait for Sunday, or whenever they talk. Figures that there would be something like this on a Thursday though. :/

Nikita April 26, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243925

Ooooh, someone look a littel jelouse, quisten though, is Every thing realy cool now? There’s a couple of holes in this chapter

lov/hate/hurt April 26, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243926

Quick! Post one word comments to grab first!

Ditto April 26, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243927

Look at them, mostly being happy. It makes me happy.

Puppo April 26, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243928

Im lovin’ Lucy in a dress.

Frodomann1 April 26, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243929

Poor David

Bob April 26, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243930

Oh God, look how happy Chris is. Maybe he knows Mike is seeing the light? Either way, we need to see more of him.

Zorak April 26, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243931

I think he’s starting to realise what he did has had such a bad impact on Lucy. The fake smile, he knows she’s suffering on the inside =/

Kitmit April 26, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243932

Lucy’s face in those last two panels…that’s actually pretty scary. It’s just…unnerving, that’s what it is.

Oceanus92 April 26, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243933

uh-ohhh is that regret i smell? ;)
love paulo’s jelly though :P

vivitv24 April 26, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243934

Three more panels! One more week! I can’t wait until the conclusion! It seems like it’s gonna be packed full of drama, judging on Mike’s expressions so far.

Miaaa April 26, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243935

Lol she’s happy because she’s will Paulo now :)

Gabria93 April 26, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243936

Nice poker face, Lucy.

Day April 26, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243937

Why are Lucy’s eyes soulless I sense problems.

Mattaki April 26, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243938

This is the most terrifying page you’ve ever made Tae

Ace April 26, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243939

Im loving how emotional daisy is, and paulos grump face is fantastic.
All i’m missing is davids serious mug ;-;

shmidny April 26, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #243940

i expected to see a smooch

dissapointmenttt

lampshade April 26, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #243941

Wow Sue writes pretty corny plays.

Mike’s face in the last two panels makes me think he’s rethinking his actions from December.

Shaaa April 26, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #243942

OMG MIKE LOOKS HAPPY IM SO HAPPY FHEHDFH

Pirari April 26, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #243943

Lucy’s face in the last two panels just looks dead
she literally looks dead.
Wow.
Amazing job taeishi.
Absolutely amazing.

Rioo April 26, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #243944

Well this is just going to turn into a **** fight isn’t it? :unsure:
And she still has the dead eyes… ._.

Order_66 April 26, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #243945

… The last two panels proves that Mike broke Lucy.Just look at dat face !

Bob the man April 26, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #243946

And then everyone died of diabetes from how adorable Chris is, the end!

Crabmaster April 26, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #243947

I cant wait any more! T-T 2 days more for next page

eagle April 26, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #243948

Well congrats Mike you finally realized you broke her emotions. Que Mr. Roboto by Mr Styx.

@taeshi
LOVING THIS PAGE! Lots will say this is a cliffhanger, but they are fools! This could end the chapter, the play did what is was suppose to do. This page is what we have been waiting for. It was worth the wait! and… As always bravo! *claps*…….

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 26, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #243949

Lucy has dead eyes. They were bright in the flashback… But, not at any other point during this chapter.

Silhouette April 26, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #243950

hahahha finally mike assuming he were a such an asshead, hope paulo can make lucy happy, she deserves it and i think she is more matured now, paulo had matured too, soo i sense some plot with mike regretting his actions and trying to say sorry (i think), but hope he can’t because he doesn’t deserve to be forgiven for now (yet)

Knight-A April 26, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #243951

DO YOU SEE NOW WHAT YOU HAVE DONE MIKE?! DO YOU?! Furious Abbey

Dudeler April 26, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #243952

I’m not entirely sure Lucy’s face looks dead. That isn’t how I originally perceived it, though I can see how some people might think that, and see the dead/expressionless face. I suppose it is just up to the interpretation of the reader…for now anyway.

Dracain April 26, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243953

What’s this? Mike is actually showing concern for Lucy? What is next… David is going to criticize Sue’s play again? 8-D Oh and Paulo is the jealous one now 8-).

Is it me or is Mike actually starting to look more mature in the last panel? :question:

supertails19 April 26, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243954

She’s drugged up.

Varis April 26, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243955

Don’t be fooled, Mike. That smile is more fake than a 3-dollar bill,

Sambo April 26, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243956

I was going to say that we could make a game where fans could draw the rest of David’s face in silly ways but then I saw Lucy.

*sigh* April 26, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243957

Chris is such a cutie patootie <3

Lolly April 26, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #243958

Hm, Jazz never came back? :O Or did she at least watch the play elsewhere?

Can’t wait to see how this chapter ends. I’m curious to what Mike will do as he seems to be having mixed feelings. But then there’s him finding out about Lucy and Paulo, ohoho. And maybe Lucy and Paulo for real hooking up? This will be interesting.

SaBasse April 26, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #243959

@supertails19: I noticed that too. It looks like he’s got a bit of a goatee going there! :O

@Crabmaster: Wait, what? What are you…?
*finally spots Chris*
HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN- *dies*

Oceanus92 April 26, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #243960

Mike I’m going to be frank with you
You suck, your a murderer like drugs or the playstation 2
You endanger everybody’s lives, just to stick with a girl who is probably thousands of miles away, you killed Lucy and you definantly SUCK
And Lucy get back to normal, go through your breakdown or really early mid-life crisis
Oh and Sue and McCain MAKE OUT

N-master April 26, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #243961

Combine the sudden Flashback Mike had and his concerned face in the last two panels means only one thing: guilt.

Things are gonna get as intense as the moment he told Lucy he hated her.

Blaze33405 April 26, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #243962

Chris is adorable

N-master April 26, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #243963

I think a change is coming over Mike at the moment, while I doubt that he is now going ga-ga over Lucy, I do believe he is regretting his actions toward her as of late.

James April 26, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #243964

I demand to see a picture of David’s face.

FloMyGlob April 26, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #243965

Am I the only one who finds Lucy really beautiful when she smiles even though she has soulless eyes? I wonder why Mike is looking at her like that 😕 I don’t think it’s a ‘oh-wow-she’s-an-uber-babe’😍, but more like a ‘what-was-she-and-Paulo-doing-tell-me-soon’

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy April 26, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #243966

More than being jealous, Paulo looks more like he’s hardly admitting that Mike isn’t really that bad as an actor or maybe he can’t wait to get to ‘talk’ with Lucy again, so the play might have been endless for him and the worst part: super corny. He should be happy that Mike & Lucy played roles as siblings so there wasn’t a kiss like in Romeo & Juliet XD

ColorlessNight April 26, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #243967

Do I sense a change in heart Mike?

starfighter105 April 26, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #243968

I see Jasmine didn’t come back. Gosh. I guess the play didn’t mean all that much to her, in the end… unless she simply sat elsewhere.

Also, something seems to be bothering Mike. Me hopes it’s regret, but will it really be that easy? We shall have to see.

Daisy looks adorable. Daww. :) She seemed to really enjoy the corny play.

Man, I love the colours on this comic! It’s such a pleasure to see such bright and cheery colours three days a week. :D

ravengal April 26, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #243969

God, no. Not after Paulo is so close to getting Lucy. Please don’t hurt him D:

Jupi April 26, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #243970

I don’t know why, but when Lucy smiles with those empty eyes, she reminds me of Carter :I

Laufente April 26, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #243971

This could take a turn for the worse with Paulo and all…

Yxela007 April 26, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #243972

I would normally be very happy about this, but those eyes of Lucy’s! So, so dead! Looks like things are about to change. For the better or the worse? Who knows and pffft who cares? As long as Mike and Lucy end up having kittens, everyone is happy! RIGHT?

P.S. - Does it look like David’s nipple is showing in panel 1? Or is it just me?

TheSonicSegaNerd April 26, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #243973

Paulo, we know all you wanna do is get back to makin’ out. You don’t really even care about Lucy, otherwise you’d be happy for her performance. You’ve matured a lot in plenty of ways, but you’ve got a long way to go before I can really respect what you say about loving Lucy.

Abbey, Daisy, you both rock. Stay awesome forever.

David… yeah. 8-)

Mike, you’re doing a good thing there rethinking all of this. You coulda done us all a huge favor by never causing the problem in the first place, but I for one am willing to forgive.

Lucy, please. PLEASE. Forgive him when the time comes.

Bertemai April 26, 2013, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #243974

Those eyes…..lifeless……

enemy April 26, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #243975

Am I the only one who reads these comics and doesn’t feel sorry for Lucy?

BlarfBall April 26, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #243976

Is it safe to say Mike FINALLY noticed something?? :c

Subaru April 26, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #243977

Last two panels: “Are her eyes still dead? OH JEEZ, yes they are. Stay calm. Wait until the curtain drops to freak out and guilt-trip.”

Guessing April 26, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #243978

JESUS, poor thing is just dying inside.

Vizzums April 26, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #243979

:unsure:Wonder if she’ll ever come back to life?
And how for that matter?

Brian April 26, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243980

This chapter is almost as wrenching as “December”.
Look at Lucy; all those emotions she’s hiding in her eyes. Excuse me if I get a little dramatic here, but she’s like a puppet without a soul. You’re a very lonely person Lucy, a very, very lonely person with too many feelings.
Look at Paulo getting all jealous that Mike is holding hands with the hot babe he just made out with. Come on Paulo, I thought you loved her for being Lucy, not for having spunk and a good body-form.
Look at Mike, who is so air-headed that he thinks Lucy’s “acting” is actually her genuine feelings. “Oh, it looks like Lucy has come to terms with the evil she has done. I knew if I held out long enough she would find her way”. So arrogant.
Then there’s Daisy, Abbey, David, and everyone else who have no clue as to what Lucy is going through or putting herself through. Can I blame them? Probably just a little bit.
I find all the characters in BCB a little nuts and maybe that’s why I like them, even if I tend to shout at them, but what Lucy is doing right now on this page…it hits me pretty close.
Can’t trust anyone with how you feel, get tired of being angry/sad all the time, and getting tired of people swinging you around all the time when you’re just trying to be honest about things.
I’d pick you up, Lucy, but I am afraid I’ll never live up to whatever idealization you have about Mike, who is ironically putting you through a lot of personal hell right now.
Better save yourself, before you end yourself, Lucy. All I can say right now.

Blank On Purpose April 26, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243981

everything in this play was like a mike and lucy story, in some way. I hope mike realized some stuff as well. now i feel like he will go running to be with lucy to find shes matured and moved on completely with Paulo although lucy family talking might mean shes moving in with her brother?

Sanchan April 26, 2013, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243982

Paulo’s brooding over the last scene. Lucy looks happy but that could just be acting. Still don’t get the random make out with Paulo. Mike is seeming to let her excist huh. lol i’m just glad the plays over, i want answers.

JustSomeCritic April 26, 2013, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243983

Guys, nothing is cool. At least not yet. I expect not very soon either.
Mike is most likely going to have a guilt-trip, “having seen Lucy in a new light” aka the same light he used to see her in before he started feeling “important” being in an “relationship” and all that ****. Lucy still has the “staring into your soul”-eyes (which are creeping me out real bad, especially with that smile). Nothing has changed for her, she’s still broken. Mike having a flashback of happier times and being reminded of his real feelings is something he alone saw and (slowly) realised. Luce knows as little as everyone else in this cats&dogs-world what Mike is thinking about.

On another note, I was expecting the play to be longer.
But ah well, at least we got to see Lucy in a pretty dress and singing. Even if it was most likely as loveless as soulless.

@Someone:
I think the “boat”-part was just an example-scene for the audition.
You know, like how they want some people acting out Romeo&Juliet or their favourite scene from whatever play/movie just to know how well of an actor you are. Where as Mike is just… Mike. Gosh, I’m glad we didn’t get to actually HEAR his horrible acting for real. It’s enough to just imagine it.

Yumikarp April 26, 2013, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243984

Taeshi, no. Please, no Volume 4. I like the books and I purchased both, but I doubt they are worth as much as you sell them for. You will alienate many if you charge $39 apiece for two more books, as opposed to, say, $49 for one end-all Volume 3, if the series does end in 2014 as you say it will. Please, don’t make two books. For your sake as well as ours.

Scorpio April 26, 2013, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #243985

Lucy’s eyes are still zombified.

Later:
Lucy: Kill mode activated. Primary directive: Eliminate Mike!

Monas April 26, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243986

where the **** is all the depression

Seppucrow April 26, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #243987

okey something is going on whit Mike D:

Vainilla April 26, 2013, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #243988

brace yerselves, the love triangle saga is coming

Anon April 26, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #243989

Meh. I’m pretty tired of people saying “Lucy’s eyes are Dead Dead Dead!! She’s soulless!! Mike killed her!”

..Did it ever cross anyone’s mind that perhaps its not a moment of lifelessness, but instead an embracement of maturity. A loss of innocence and instead a view of complete tranquility in the security of oneself.
Or maybe she finally came around to an Apathetic resolution.
Jeeze.

Wut. April 26, 2013, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #243990

I can only imagine a good deal went on between the pages, so to speak. Most of the plot no doubt unfolded away from us, because in the end, I suppose, the play wasn’t the real point. It was necessary, certainly, and not filler by any means—but it wasn’t the main point of this chapter.

It would appear I was at least someone wrong regarding Mike—whereas Lucy was definitely acting, Mike let an unscripted expression or two through. Go figure.

Will he follow through on his desire to leave the table? I wonder if his resolve is beginning to waver in that regard. Perhaps he’s noticed something off about Lucy, or maybe the play had an effect on him he wasn’t anticipating. Does he still resent her? Probably. Does he hate her still? I’m not so sure.

etyb April 26, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #243991

Do you feel it, Mike? Do you feel what you have done? HM?! Mad Lucy

Wat April 26, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #243992

So Mike’s kinda short. And Lucy is shorter than Mike. Is she super short!? =o

Ziur April 26, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #243994

I feel as if… Mike has never hated Lucy, just… that like he would cheat on Sandy by falling even more for Lucy. :O Le sigh…. Mike, give me my LucyxMike ship already!

Darkechoe April 26, 2013, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #243995

@Ziur

She’s the shortest one in their group of friends, so…

etyb April 26, 2013, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #243996

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: You asked when I was going to put up some more chapters for Jasmine’s Day Off… well here you go: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9204146/1/Jasmine-s- Day-Off I’ll post more often, I just had to deal with some school projects.

This play deserves a standing ovation. *stands up and claps* it feels weird doing that so close to 2 a.m. :/.

@Seppucrow: The depression is either hiding near the end of this chapter or in the chapter where Mike is supposedly going to leave the table… I doubt he will be the one leaving at this point Mad Lucy. Also, if you want to see more sadness then head on over to the archives and get your drama fix there.

@Scorpio: I like the idea of Volume 4 because it means more chapters than I was expecting. Also, if you don’t like it then: Deal With It 8-).

@etyb: I thought Amaya was the shortest one(excluding the pets of course). Molly is not part of the group, but if she was, then she’d win with her shortness and those adorable eyes. Hi, there Chris(we all know he is the most adorable character here).

supertails19 April 26, 2013, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #243997

She’s Broken simple as that….her eyes are two soulless pits that say “I just don’t care anymore” . Will we ever see cheerful, tsundere Lucy again other than through flashbacks?
This is just too sad for words. And the suspense is gonna kill me while waiting for the next page. Great job Taeshi. Always gotta hit me right in the feels. THE FEELS! THEY BURN!

Curious CandyBowl Fan April 26, 2013, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #243998

@supertails19

Well ****, I forgot about Amaya. In that case I’m not so sure. I know Lucy’s certainly the shortest of the four main characters, at least.

etyb April 26, 2013, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #243999

Yep, Lucy’s going to learn like everyone else to beat around the bush on subjects that should be addressed and she’s not going to have much help going through that process.
She’s freezing her “innocence” (very subjective word) and hopefully will be able to put it away, give it new shape, or just put it in a grave.
This means she’ll have to kill a lot of her feelings the moment they rise, as opposed to just building a fort around them like she’s been doing so far.
She’ll just have to keep shearing them, until it doesn’t bother her any more (some people drink, smoke, or like many, beat around the bush).
She’ll also have to keep shearing down her hope and possibilities to end the cycle of despair. Then she’ll just need to get a job, an apartment, and some coffee and call it life.
I mean, oh I didn’t noticed X-character wasn’t in the audience as well. See what I did there.

Blank On Purpose April 26, 2013, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #244000

Lucy’s Lifeless Dull Eyes of Unhappiness… They are drilling our souls e_e

Rusco Istar April 26, 2013, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #244001

@Anon
maybe…..

Maybe next time we have paulo as a new antagonist after sandy, augustus and that rapist (i don’t remember his name)

Millipede April 26, 2013, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #244002

I just noticed Lucy’s eyes.. they haven’t had any shine since mike said he hated her a few chapters back… ;_; there is little Mike can do at this point to redeem himself in my opinion

MaryAllana April 26, 2013, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #244003

…Did the rest of the theater just vacate their seats? Those ********!

PocketGodPygmy April 26, 2013, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #244004

Mike is smiling :D! oooooh the joy! i Hope Lucy will get some life in those dead eyes soon D:

foxiepox April 26, 2013, 3:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #244005

You did it Mike, you actully did it Mad Lucy.

You broke the cutie!

I hope your happy with yourself.

DeathofInk April 26, 2013, 3:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #244006

Dang, you ppl were right about Lucy’s eyes being soulless, I mean, we all knew something was up but this just about puts it away. Gahhhhhhh!! what is she feeling?!?!
Hope something good happens between them in the next chapter. Either way, I don’t know if Paulo is going to get a chance to ask Lucy out in the next chapter.

Mike man, you done f***ed up today, yep! Too late!
alles ist nicht gut!

Oh and the first thing that popped into my head for today’s strip is the Legend of Zelda main theme. You (mike) have just saved the princess zelda, game over! whooo!

foreveryoung5 April 26, 2013, 4:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244007

Dem empty eyes! :)

thedragon133 April 26, 2013, 4:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #244008

If there’s two things I’ve noticed is that people still blame Mike, and that they’re still freaked out by Lucy’s eyes. How funny is that?

KitKatMuffin April 26, 2013, 4:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #244009

Mikes baby brother has such a funny expression! 8-D

Anon-Anon April 26, 2013, 5:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #244010

Bravo, bravo, SHORTIEST PLAY EVER !!!

JustSomeCritic April 26, 2013, 5:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #244011

The eyes look… somehow wrong.

Heh April 26, 2013, 5:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #244012

No, Mike! Bad! You’re getting all soft about Lucy’s fakey-fake personality! That’s not even the real her, man. What does this even say about you? That you like girls who are just a shell of beauty? You only like her now that she’s prettied up and acting all vacant? Get a clue, you numbskull. That’s not a real smile.

Lumi April 26, 2013, 5:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #244013

It actually pains ME to see Lucy’s dull, sunken eyes. There’s no life or twinkle to them anymore… Poor Lucy, did he really hurt you this bad???? ; ;

ChalupaFairy April 26, 2013, 6:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #244014

wait, jasmine didn’t return to watch the play? how impolite (I don’t know if there’s a better-fitting word).

boh... April 26, 2013, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #244015

Well of course Taeshi, who wouldn’t cut off half of David for Clint Eastwood’s chair? XD

MonsieurWTF April 26, 2013, 6:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #244016

wait. why does lucy have the ears back\downwards in the last two panels but not in the second one?

boh... April 26, 2013, 6:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #244017

@People_who_answered_questions: Thank you for your information.
@stride: “Your age or age group.” There is no need to answer the certain age if you do not want to, you can just answer “I’m a young man over 24.” .

@everyone:
A small research:

1. Your age or age group. (note: If you don’t want to tell me your accurate age and you are over 20, just point out you age group.)
2. Nationality or your living area (note: “living area” is especially for those comment-senders who live in a big Country. Such as Russia, China, USA.)
3. Your education background.
4. Choose one or two to answer from following:
a. What do you think of Taeshi or Taeshi’s personality? (note: Please answer something more than “I like her” if you really want to answer this question.)
b. What is your own advice on the development of BCB? (note: I suggest you to choose this one.)
c. How was/is your school life in high school / school?
d. What is your Political tendency or how do you like your hometown? (note: show your opinion, not only answer “Yes/No”)

Henry Wang April 26, 2013, 6:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #244019

*Of course, it is the best to answer all the questions.
Thank you for your information all the time.

Henry Wang April 26, 2013, 6:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #244020

Ablublublublublu

LOOK AT CHRIS THE LEETLE BABBY

So adorable.

Tom_atlus April 26, 2013, 7:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #244021

Why cant anyone see there’s something wrong with Lucy?! someone talk to Lucy for the love of god!! :unsure:
At least she doesn’t look as tired and warn out…. ;_;

Dreamer April 26, 2013, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #244022

Daisy is so easily impressed~

Huh? April 26, 2013, 7:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #244023

Poor Lucy. This must be pure torture for her :(. Look at what Taeshi does to her eyes all the time }:(.

I hope that something good comes out of their relationship from this.

Kerfuffly April 26, 2013, 8:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244024

Come to think of it, what happened to the survey Taeshi and Oliver had here in the past? the one with “do you think mike’s going too far?” question in the last part? i always wanted to know how many people from our country read bcb, but i don’t think i ever saw the results come out. i don’t think it did? if i’m not mistaken. that other comment about surveys reminded me about it. i hope it still comes out cause i am still curious :>

Kerfuffly April 26, 2013, 8:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244025

I was hoping that there would be more to the play’s story than what we saw - it’d have made a good allegory for Mike and Lucy’s current predicament, I think. But Chris is fluffy and adorable so I’ll excuse it :)

Twilidramon April 26, 2013, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #244026

Chris is so adorable! Also Mike not wanting to throw up when near Lucy! #^_^#

Silvyx April 26, 2013, 9:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #244027

Did Lucy ever even sing? :question:

asdf April 26, 2013, 9:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #244028

I love the way the first panel looks, great job

Zombi April 26, 2013, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #244029

KISS HER NOW! KISS! HER! NOWWW! … *cough*

Kim April 26, 2013, 9:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #244030

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
A great loss has occurred . 8-D

Zero April 26, 2013, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #244031

@henry wang,

just a bit of feedback since it seems you’re serious about doing a demographic survey:

2. I think you’re referring to state or province (for living area), state and province basically refer to the same thing, a smaller community within a larger community. such as a state within the united states or a province within the Philippines.

4c. I’d drop that one because like I said before that’s a personal question. Namely the fact that an adolescent’s high school years are heavily connected to the formation of a person’s identity. Due to this it’s invariably connected to a person’s social, romantic, and even sexual identity that will or has formed. It would probably be better to ask “was/is high school a good or bad experience for you?” Basically because it doesn’t overly pry since the person can just say good or bad and determine a person’s perception of high school and high schoolers (the data I think you’re looking for).

4d. drop the political tendency half of the question, mostly because there are two subjects that are potential nukes waiting to go off and never talked about in casual conversation. Those subjects are politics and religion.

Just a bit of advice, take it for what it’s worth.

strider April 26, 2013, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #244032

Paulo is not pleased.

Stickman18 April 26, 2013, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #244033

@darkechoe I completely agree with you. I think the only reason he pushed Lucy away was to keep himself from creating conflicting emotions away from Sandy.

Ventus April 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #244034

The more I see Paulo disapproving everything where Michael is included, the more I think they are definitely not friends at all.
Or that, or he’s just concerned about what’s for dinner tonight.

Knux-the-Killer April 26, 2013, 10:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #244035

This issue has made me hate Lucy.

xlk April 26, 2013, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #244038

Wait. Is that… Guilt? Or longing?! :O GASP -_- god mike, now you realize.

xXsabbathXx April 26, 2013, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #244039

@strider:
In some ways, I am really doing a demographic survey, —of BCB nation.
In fact, the first half of the last question was specially designed for Comrade.
I start this survey in order to know more about BCB. Maybe some of those questions are too personal for you.

Henry Wang April 26, 2013, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #244040

Man it kills me waiting for the next pages! Love this comic! :D

But man it’s too late to have gushy feelings for Lucy, Mike! You chose Sandy. I really hope right after the curtains close that Lucy drops that fake smile like a rock, brushes off Mike since she’s moving on, and leaves with Paulo. He can make her happy for real again. 8-)

Kitkat April 26, 2013, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #244041

I was surprised to find out that the drama is in the end. It’s in the end! In the end!
It is really difficult to guess what Taeshi is thinking.
Overall, good job!

p.s. Pay attention to Paulo…

Henry Wang April 26, 2013, 12:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #244042

Panel 1: Daisy is filled with emotion and Paulo is jealous because Mike is holding hands with Lucy instead of him.
Panel 2: Chris looks so adorable and Lucy just looks beautiful despite the fact that her eyes are soulless.
Panel 3: I see Mike is starting to feel bad to what he did, he gets what he deserves for pushing her too far.
In the end, I hope he will not hesitate to repair the damge he has done and become friends with Lucy again.

Keyblade Dragon April 26, 2013, 12:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #244043

I think Paulo is not jealous, he may be thinking about Jasmine.
Mike is still thinking about things before.
Paulo is quite not happy right now.~~

Henry Wang April 26, 2013, 12:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #244044

@asdf: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c74/p26.html Lucy did sing already… why did you think she had her mouth open with no dialogue around her? I don’t think she was able to produce the same sugar, sweet song that we know her for, but honestly after what she has been through… can you really blame her for not sounding as sweet as she normally does? It was probably better than anyone else’s singing anyway.

Sue better not overreact to how her play did.

@Kim: Mike needs to get backstage before he even thinks about kissing Lucy XD.

@Zero: You mean the loss of Lucy’s fighting spirit? Her eyes have been empty for a while and they have been that way since she lost hope back in December… she is basically going through the motions right now, that is a great tragedy :(.

supertails19 April 26, 2013, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #244045

What is that face? WHAT IS THAT FACE!? THAT FACE IN THE SECOND TO LAST PANEL!! I DEMAND TO KNOW WHAT THAT FACE IS!! WHAT DOES IT MEAN MIKE!? WHAT DOES IT MEAN!? Mad Lucy

Also, I want to know what David looked like now. XD

I'll Eat Yourself April 26, 2013, 12:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #244047

I have this weird feeling Mikes gonna apologize soon for December and Lucy wont listen to him or is gonna argue or something.

(Also i dont think hes feeling guilty. why the hell would he smile like that if he was. its the memories, hes remembering simpler and better times and getting nostalgic. he must miss her, she was a good friend when she wasnt hitting him and bullying and stuff.)

Oh boy. D:

augustusxjazzpls April 26, 2013, 12:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #244048

I swear, at this point, Lucy has evolved the ultimate poker face.
Lucy, I would welcome you to the ranks of Anonymous but you might already be the Crowned Cat in the Kingdom.

Welgaea (Un-Membered) April 26, 2013, 12:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #244049

@ Wut. - The reason everyone is saying that Lucy’s eyes are dead is that Taeshi is drawing them without any light. Look at the second panel: you see how everyone’s eyes buy Lucy’s have white spots? Mike’s mom is presumably mature but her eyes have light in them. Lucy’s don’t. And they haven’t since Mike opted to lay into her in December.

@ augustusxjazzpls - Look at the way Mike’s eyebrow is drawn and the little dash towards his tear duct under his eye. That is not a happy smile.

MiscKitty April 26, 2013, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #244050

I got so lost in the play I forgot Paulo existed. whoops

♥Chris

melancholia April 26, 2013, 12:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #244051

Whenever I look to Lucy and her actions since her spiritual ‘death’ I feel REALLY pitty of her like I never did. Mike is starting to regret? Is he going to apologize. OMG, I’ll get my popcorns for that scene :love:

rilakkumalover April 26, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #244052

Fake smile is fake, im tellin ya

00 April 26, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #244053

What’s this mike? having second thoughts? :unsure:

Bit-small April 26, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #244054

if she wasn’t broken anymore, she’d have light in her eyes, just saying :(

Hiyoko April 26, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #244056

So if Mike somehow forgives Lucy, and they get together… poor Paulo doesn’t realize what just happened.

asdf April 26, 2013, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #244059

I think Mike is smiling because he’s remembering his memories with Lucy. Maybe he wants to fix things? I’m not sure, I may be the only person who still likes/hashopefor Mike. I’m also the only person who doesn’t really ship LucyxPaulo, I don’t know why though.

Also Chris is the cutest baby ever! He looked so happy being next to Mike. D’aw I just want to hug Chris forever♥

XxHimekoxX April 26, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #244060

@Bit-small …I hope so…
@asdf interesting thought….
@Hiyoko Holy crap… I see what you mean. Mike has some light reflections and lucy has NONE. Well noticed!

Rylan April 26, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #244063

My god I’m dying D:

Midstrike April 26, 2013, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #244065

And when the curtain falls…

Angie April 26, 2013, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #244066

I’ve been reading this comic for a few years now but this is my first time commenting. The character development that has happened over the past few chapters has been amazing. I’m really excited to see what this chapter is leading to. However, with the title of the chapter and the dark topics which have been touched on recently, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t very nervous of something bad happening….

Dakota April 26, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #244067

I really like this page :) I just wish the play was longer :P

The last two panels, Lucy looks like a statue. She’s so still and her face never changes. She’s the shell of her former self. After all of this pain that she has gone through, it seems as though she’s now a life-sized doll. She looks like Lucy, but it isn’t her on the inside. Like a porcelain doll, she’s empty on the inside and her face is always fake around others. I keep on waiting for her to finally break, though that may have happened already..

ValentineLynn April 26, 2013, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #244068

Is it just me, or has Lucy had no “shine” in her eyes this whole chapter? Mike has the light, and so does everyone else, but Lucy’s eyes doesn’t have it. They look, empty. That probably has to do with her being all depressed/unemotional/dead on the inside.

Exactly April 26, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #244070

@Exactly they’ve been like that for a few of the recent chapters, which most assume is due to her depression. No idea why her smile doesn’t appear forced here.

not_used April 26, 2013, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #244071

Mike. You are like me in a lot of ways. I disapprove of what you did in December. Mad Lucy
You need to apologize now! Lucy is depressed, Pualo and her are probably going to go out for about a month or two,realize they are not meant for each other break up and move on which will make Lucy more depressed. Mike now is the time to stop being a dick. Go kill dick Mike and become reborn, again, as old Mike from the begging of the series that we all loved. You have got to stop thinking that Lucy wants to ruin your relationship with Sandy, hell she was your biggest supporter in that choice, so why would you think she was trying to hurt you. Mike you were an ******* in recent months, but people keep forgetting something very important. Mike already tried to apologize to Lucy at the end of Just Beautiful! Furious Abbey Lily stopped him because she thought he would try to her Lucy more,but he had a sad face, a lot like what he has now, and he seemed sorry about what he said. Also I think that he pushed Lucy away because he did not want to have his old feelings for her to rise up and make him break up with Sandy. That’s my opinion. And if anyone says USS Mike X Lucy is sunk for good think again. When I started commenting on here, I made it into a warship with 17in. guns, 95 cm. of titanium alloy armor, and 20 torpedoes XD. I also made it so it could turn into a submarine, so in your favce :P. You are probably asking how I did this? Well check my I.Q. it over 9000!!!( it is really 168, no joke) . Now that I have written half a book I will stop this comment here >>> so later. ;)

Devin April 26, 2013, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #244072

They’re holding hands!
Yay! Lucy actually looks real happy.
I wonder what’s up with Mike now..
UGH Can’t wait ‘til Monday!

I wish we got to see the whole story though.
Unless that was it..

Michelle April 26, 2013, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #244073

Okay, I pose a question to some of you folks.

Let’s say she has been pushed over the edge and her transition is to go full bitch in an overcompensatory effort of shelling up and overemphasizing her tough girl persona. Ultimately ends up hurting other characters besides mike, like say Daisy or heck, Jazmine. Are you guys still going to blame mike for it? Even though, while he may have been a catalyst, he’s not the cause.

strider April 26, 2013, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #244074

Don’t you dare and try to cozy back up to her Mike! You should apologise like a man then GTFO. What you did was ****ed up, despite how you felt about her!
GOD I SHIPPED YOU TWO SO HARD AT THE START.
>:T Now I’m so anti-you and her I dislike you getting all emosh for her. And I’ve read other comments about PauloxLucy, and the only problem i see with the coupling is not Paulo being unfaithful- he really, really likes Lucy. She’s the only one who’s brought him up on all his ******** over the years, and the little gaze into the future he had of her and him together? That’s some god damn strong feelings there. No the problem would be that Lucy would go out with him, but not really care about him that much (romantically I mean), and end up using him though she might not intend it harmfully. But that would kill Paulo. I also think Mike’s still got a lot of sway over her still- and if he were to take up some bs jealousy crap if they got together and tried to affect it negatively- well. Everyone’s getting punched in the heart.

Queenbol April 26, 2013, 5:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #244077

Psh I noticed NOW people are saying Lucy’s eyes are lifeless/dead.. They always have been! :( they have never once shown a little bit of life in them through out this chapter yet..
Anywho.. I wonder if Lucy is thinking “FINALLY.. I get to get away from Mike..” Getting this total feeling of relief to get away from the person that caused her such pain and misery. :/
She has probably had a lot of alone time to try and mend, but to me it seems like she’s still not ready to face him head on..

@Queenbol I agree with the PauloxLucy comment.. Paulo does really like Lucy and I think the reason why he decided to go all “I’m a lady’s Mann! ;)” is because of him trying to forget Lucy.. Because Lucy was so caught up in Mike that he felt like it was too late for PauloxLucy. But eh -shrug- who knows.. I do think he actually cares and loves Lucy though.. I think they would be cute together but like what Queen has said, I would just be worried about Lucy not feeling the same way. :S That would just cause more problems and heartache. D:

Argh only a couple more pages to go!! >~<
Wonderful job on the page, Taeshi. :)

FishyfishX April 26, 2013, 6:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #244083

don’t you dare spoil the moment mike ! :nope:

Toxic-Flare April 26, 2013, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #244084

*sigh* its sad to say that the smile on Mike’s face doesn’t mean that he necesarily feels sorry for the right reasons still
he is remembering a time when they were happy and most likely wanting it back
and while yes its good he is remembering that not ALL his time with Lucy was bad
it also isn’t good if he wants to apologize to get times like those memories back
becuase that means he’s seeing Lucy in an old light that is gone and still holding on to the past
he needs to accept and forgive Lucy as she is and for someone who is genuinly trying to change

shoop-a-doop April 26, 2013, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #244086

Is it Just me Or is Lucy’s eyes kinda glazed over. Like shes in a Trance or Shes Not all there?

Sasha The Cat April 26, 2013, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #244087

I agree with Sasha, Lucy looks kind of distant, what with the lack of shine to her eyes.

Craig April 26, 2013, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #244088

He’s realizing how ****** he’s been! *Raises hands in hope* Woooo!

Ryan Ray April 26, 2013, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #244089

3 things to say:
1-
That was the shortest play I’ve ever seen.
2-
Paulo looks annoyed (probably from the fact that either he paid good money thinking the play would be longer, or because Mike is holding Lucy’s hand)
3-
MikeXLucy was SO meant to be! :love:

NoName XD April 26, 2013, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #244092

@Mattaki: Because in the chapter “December”, Mike killed her spirit. In other words, she’s dead on the inside. :(

Marissa April 26, 2013, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #244093

WHY DOES THIS GIVE ME SO MANY FEELS LIKE I CAN’T EVEN

Halppp April 27, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #244095

@ supertails No! Mike needs to kiss lucy rite now in front of evrey body. And then cry.

Blue fox April 27, 2013, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244096

@supertails19 err … yes … of course … Lucy’s fighting spirit . :) Certainly not the fact that David’s face is cropped out of the comic .

Zero April 27, 2013, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #244097

Eeee 2nd panel so cute!!!111

MECHEN DER KRIEGTĂ–RTILLEM April 27, 2013, 4:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #244098

@NoName_XD: Not the shortest one for me.
—Once, I saw a play directed by several grade 10 students (I was in grade 8 that time, it happened a year ago). It lasted no more than 6 minutes (or 4 minutes, I forget it) , was got from an article in our textbook. Everything was familiar in the first half. But they changed the ending and add some pop music.—Almost everyone was surprised.

Henry Wang April 27, 2013, 6:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #244099

Paulo must be annoyed.—Got nothing from Lucy but annoyed Jasmine but actually Daisy not him made her unhappy and he can not blame anyone because Daisy did nothing wrong while the play is too short to clam him down.

—A little bit difficult to read and understand.

Henry Wang April 27, 2013, 6:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #244100

@People_who_answered_questions: Thank you for your information.
@strider:
In some ways, I am really doing a demographic survey, —of BCB nation.
In fact, the first half of the last question was specially designed for Comrade.
I start this survey in order to know more about BCB. Maybe some of those questions are too personal for you.

@everyone:
A small demographic survey of BCB “nation”:

1. Your age or age group. (note: If you don’t want to tell me your accurate age and you are over 20, just point out you age group.)
2. Nationality or your living area (note: “living area” is especially for those comment-senders who live in a big Country. Such as Russia, China, USA. Point out the time zone is enough.)
3. Your education background.
4. Choose one or two to answer from following:
a. What do you think of Taeshi or Taeshi’s personality? (note: Please write something more than “I like her”.)
b. What is your own advice on the development of BCB? (note: I suggest you to choose this one.)
c. How was/is your school life in high school / school?
d. What is your political tendency, or how do you like your hometown? (note: show your opinion, not only answer “Yes/No”, (you can skip the first half of this question.) .)

I will try my best to deal with information and make some useful suggestions. Of course, I need a Facebook user to help me send my advice to Taeshi.

Thank you for your information all the time. ” ‘Information’ is power.”

Henry Wang April 27, 2013, 6:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #244101

*Please pay a little attention to my comments, too.

Henry Wang April 27, 2013, 6:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #244102

*Opps! I taped “calm” into “clam”.

Henry Wang April 27, 2013, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #244103

Henry, it’s nice to see your enthusiasm but we don’t need people taking surveys for us. Please stay on topic — the comments section is for talking about the comic.

SuitCase April 27, 2013, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #244104

@SuitCase: I know, sir. —Actually, I do not think that my survey can be finished. Only three people joined in the survey!!!
Maybe you can do a much more official one later.

(Maybe I have made plenty of “rubbish comments”.)
(Time in Australia goes an hour forward than China’s.)

Henry Wang April 27, 2013, 7:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #244105

*The comment after doing correction.

Henry Wang April 27, 2013, 8:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244106

Paulo must be annoyed. —Got nothing from Lucy but annoyed Jasmine but actually Daisy not him made her unhappy and he can not blame anyone because Daisy did nothing wrong while the play is too short to calm him down.

—A little bit difficult to read and understand.

Henry Wang April 27, 2013, 8:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244107

Henry Wang April 27, 2013, 8:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #244109

Lucy seems so lifeless in the last two panels. I really like that; especially with the smile. It gives off this creepy vibe at first, but after looking back at December, you have this deeper understanding as to why they’re so blank. As for the smile, I personally believe she’s faking it, but just being…well, really good at faking it.

Also, brilliant idea to symbolize Lucy’s lifelessness with her eyes. It’s something that everybody can notice and yet shows so much significance :)

Anonymous April 27, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #244110

@Knux-the-Killer and @everyone else who doesn’t understand what Paulo’s upset about:
He’s looking in the direction of the empty seat next to him.
Where Jasmine had been sitting.

Think about it.
The furthest thing from his mind right now is Mike.

Neveko April 27, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #244111

@neveko,

WOW, I actually forgot about the Paulo/Jazmine sub-arc.

strider April 27, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #244112

@Neveko: It is possible for Paulo to be upset about Mike being so close to the girl he loves. He could just be looking away to not see Mike and Lucy holding hands right now… ever think about that? Maybe you think that Jasmine holds more priority than Lucy… *shrugs* I don’t think that is the case, but anything can happen with these hormonal teens. We’ll have to wait in order to find out what happens next :x.

supertails19 April 27, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #244113

@Henry

Wow, look very serious, don’t worry if the people don’t answers your questions. You know, Internet insecurity.

By the way, that is for an university work?

Nocturne April 27, 2013, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #244114

DAMN IT HURRY UP MONDAY!!!!!!!!! Furious Abbey
I need to know if Mike apologizes, what Paulo is so p.o. about, and if Mike is regretting what he said in December.

Devin April 27, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #244115

Baby mike! Gahhh so cute ! I love Paulo’s face XD I hope things get better between Mike and Lucy. :’( the sadness was breaking my heart. bbbbbuuuuutttt I’m still pulling for some PauloxLucy ;)

cherry panda April 27, 2013, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #244116

@Supertails
“Maybe you think that Jasmine holds more priority than Lucy…”
What the hell does that even mean? Where the heck do you even get that idea, and why even bother saying that?
Why else would Taeshi purposefully leave the empty chair so much in the frame of the panel at the expense of cutting out David’s face?
I also have more belief that Paulo is mature enough that seeing Mike holding Lucy’s hand on stage wouldn’t bother him that much. It’s a play, dang it.

As I said: Think about it.

Neveko April 27, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #244117

@cherry_panda
I’d rather see some hot steamy PauloxMike. :nope:

Dork April 27, 2013, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #244118

@Nocturne: …I’m not 15 yet…

Henry Wang April 27, 2013, 6:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #244119

Mike’s eye looks pretty weird in panel 3. :unsure:

Mimimi April 27, 2013, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #244122

Am I the only one who thinks Lucy actually looks happy??

Zetsumei April 27, 2013, 8:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #244123

Aww…
No David…
When’s the last time we heard him say something hilarious?

Pyre_of_Onyx April 27, 2013, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #244124

@Neveko Then why is Paulo looking up and not to the chair? Even if Paulo is resentful of what happened with Jasmine, he wouldn’t be mad, as he is, he would be sad or worried.
By the way, you don’t need to be so rude.

Jerkface April 27, 2013, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #244125

I think Lucy’s eyes staying dull ISN’T a sign that she’s faking her “normalcy” for the people around her. It seems more like that she’s just not hiding her feelings or pretending she’s not really hurting inside.

And she IS hurting; but that doesn’t mean she can’t honestly enjoy the good things in life..

I think that’s what her dull eyes mean; yeah, she’s suffering, she’s hurting, but she’s not letting it drag her down anymore and she’s trying to cope, move on, and be happy REGARDLESS of what Mike thinks or feels.

Whether she knows it or not, Lucy has and still is going through some MAJOR Character Development. And, despite how bitter she’s been in the past, I feel by the end of it all she’ll be sweeter than everyone else.

99terminater April 27, 2013, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #244126

She’s dead inside. She’s dead.

Vulcan April 28, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #244127

Haunting. Also? April 5, called it.

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

Comment ID #244128

gosh people whats with everything about how lucy’s dead?? maybe just happy? maybe just maybe she stopped giving two *****?

meatface April 28, 2013, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #244130

@Jeckface & @Neveko:
That’s it.

*Copied from another comment:

Paulo must be annoyed. —Actually got nothing from Lucy but still annoyed Jasmine but actually Daisy not him made her unhappy and he can not blame anyone because Daisy did nothing wrong while the play is too short to calm him down.

Henry Wang April 28, 2013, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #244131

@Nocturne: …I’m not 15 yet…
I’m not worried, and the survey has been stopped. Internet nowadays is quite safer than before (, especially that I live in “the safest city” in China), and if you are careful enough, you can find that I didn’t ask others to write down their names or actual addresses.

Henry Wang April 28, 2013, 5:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #244133

@meatface Pretty sure they mean that she has ‘dead/glazed eyes’, commonly used to show deep despair. Or being ‘dead inside’.

44inf April 28, 2013, 9:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #244134

I hope he doesn’t say sorry, nothing to apologise for really, maybe Lucy will finally say sorry for the way she has treated him? Maybe he will accept it?

Donny April 28, 2013, 9:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #244135

I know what Mike needs:
Posted image

Since he’s more disconnected from his actual emotions than Lucy.

April 28, 2013, 12:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #244137

I AGREE WITH PAULO

WORST. PLAY. EVER.

sorry sue :/

Laugh12346 April 28, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #244138

@Jerkface
Get thicker skin if you thought anything I said was “rude.”
Being direct is not rude. Calling people names is rude. Saying mean things about someone is rude. Saying crude, gross things is rude. Sticking to my guns and asking direct questions about something pointless and questionable someone said is not rude.

If you want everyone to be a pushover marshmallow who sprays nothing but love and sunshine you should probably not be on the internet.

Neveko April 28, 2013, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #244140

@Neveko
“What the hell does that even mean? Where the heck do you even get that idea, and why even bother saying that? “-Neveko
I have to agree with jerkface here. That is rude.
“asking direct questions about something pointless “-Neveko
Supertails19 question wasn’t pointless!
He was asking what is more important Lucy or Jasmine. If it is Lucy wouldn’t Paulo look at Lucy?

@Neveko
“Get thicker skin if you thought anything I said was “rude.””-Neveko
You are actually being rude to Jerkface also. He thought what you said was rude and politely pointed it out. That is no reason to be rude to him! Just because you don’t have respect for someone’s opinion doesn’t mean you have to act a like *******.

@Neveko
“If you want everyone to be a pushover marshmallow who sprays nothing but love and sunshine you should probably not be on the internet.”-Neveko
Believe it or not there are some respectable people on the internet. Just because the stereotype is everyone on the internet acts like a jerk doesn’t mean you have to live up to it.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 28, 2013, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #244141

u know what i just remembered the alley guys from the alleyway fight and how Augustus is working for them and how they said that they were going to take mike away for kicking there butt. im thinking that paulo is going to be mad and decide to find them and team up with them to get mike so that Lucy will be his but i don’t know maybe not :question: Furious Abbey

auto April 28, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #244142

Someone, you clearly do not know what rude is. And saying “it’s rude” doesn’t make it so. Explain why/how disagreeing with what someone says is rude.

Neveko April 28, 2013, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #244143

@Neveko
You missed the whole point of my comment -_-
I didn’t disagreeing is rude! I said being disrespectful to someone’s opinion.
“What the hell does that even mean? Where the heck do you even get that idea, and why even bother saying that? “-Neveko
Here you make it sound like what supertails19 said is stupid! He/she is just pointing out something they see. This, to me, shows great disrespect to his/her views.

“you clearly do not know what rude is”-Neveko
“Saying mean things about someone is rude”-Neveko
So is that not rude? By your definition it is.

“And saying “it’s rude” doesn’t make it so”-Neveko
Rude is a matter of how someone looks at it. If someone says you are rude, in THEIR eyes you are RUDE. You can say, that isn’t how I mean to say it or sorry I came across that way. But telling some to toughen up because they find you rude is not being respectful.

To put in simple being Disrespectful is RUDE.
Straight from Dictionary.com
1.
discourteous or impolite, especially in a deliberate way: a rude reply.
2.
without culture, learning, or refinement: rude, illiterate peasants.
3.
rough in manners or behavior; unmannerly; uncouth.

Google defines rude as
“Offensively impolite or ill-mannered”

I am not arguing with you. If you don’t see yourself being rude, them I am sorry you have bad social skills. Sorry about being a hypocrite I am acting pretty rude to you. For that I am sorry, but I do not like people being rude.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 28, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #244144

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone:
…You just used such a long article only to explain what is “rude”…
Thank the “bing translate”, it’s just too difficult for a Chinese teenager to read such a long paragraph.

Henry Wang April 28, 2013, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #244145

To stuff a dress into a robe (and can’t be find out) is not a easy thing.
—It must be tight and Lucy may feel a bit uncomfortable.

So, the drama is end? Only in this ending? Certainly.
But the story is still going on…

I can not do any forecast. Just wait and see what’s going on.

Henry Wang April 28, 2013, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #244146

Hey Daisy lost Weight

JustSomeCritic April 28, 2013, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #244147

@JustSomeCritic: Really? But I do not think that she used to be really overweight. (Or may be fat if to compare with Lucy and Sue.)

Henry Wang April 28, 2013, 8:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #244148

If president Hu used to be as 70% strong as Neveko and as 130% organized as TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone when facing Japenese, the Diaoyu Islands have already been ours. :-)

—Only a joke, hope that president Xi and prime minister Li can do some progress.


I still want to do some forecast about the comic:

Mike may start thinking what he did and what he should do later. :unsure:
Paulo and Jasmine may keep being in a bad mood for hours. 8-) :O
Sue may be really happy to see her drama became a big success. :/
Lucy? Still as normal as usual. Mad Lucy

Henry Wang April 28, 2013, 8:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #244149

I wonder when Lucy’s eyes will change back to normal she looks all sad inside.

Jess April 28, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #244150

…Add one more thing into my latest comment:
…but she may not be sad as often as before.

Henry Wang April 28, 2013, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #244151

After viewing this page again,
I find that Lucy is really the shortest character (except Chris) among this comic.

—“A little body often harbours a great soul.”

Henry Wang April 28, 2013, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #244152

@TheRealSomeone. Happy to see you are still alive and kicking :)
Your update for Love and Hatred actually made me cry a little ._. the happy kinda crying not the sad or in pain crying. It was literally beautiful I was without a doubt on of your best works yet, and no spelling errors that I saw ;), also I am really happy for how things are turning out and I am very proud of lover boy for what he did, he showed respect and for once Paulo did not try to kill him XD, all in all a very good chapter and I finished Kitty Komic 1 and 2 and I enjoyed how they both turned out so thanks for the recommendation I love them both :love:. Your are a good author and should not stop writing unless you get to a point were you can end your fan fic., or unless you get tired of it. If this happens, I recommend taking a break for a week or two to relax and get your mind clear, does wonders for me when I am under stress, also Naval Adventures is great and you are spot on with a lot of the historical accuracy so good job on that ;). I hope you advance your writing career if you want to as I love reading your works, I think you can become a great author if you try so good luck and good by.

Devin April 28, 2013, 9:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #244154

When I say good by, I don’t mean I am leaving the sight and nor commenting anymore, I mean good by see you tomorrow or the next time I post.

Devin April 28, 2013, 10:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #244155

@Devin: Still about fanfic???

Henry Wang April 28, 2013, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #244156

@Devin
Thanks. Becoming an author? I can write fanfic that is about it. Yeah I had to take a break. I plan to have next chapter of Love and Hatred up soon. For the most part the road block is gone.

I am really surprised how impress you are at Naval Adventures.

I really hope that guy finishes Kitty Komic 2. He said it would end at chapter 10. Also he is starting a new one after he finishes Kitty Komic 2.
If you want I could give you a list of all the webcomics I read.

@Devin
alive and kicking? I have been posting in Naval Adventures a lot.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 28, 2013, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #244216

**oh geez I put this on the wrong page >< sorry this is meant for the next page!!

Seems like now she’s mimicking his behavior from how he’s treated her a lot recently. So far I’d say her anger is justified;
She had spent a long while wallowing in emotions, especially on trying to figure out what to do now that Mike hating her was very real, thus shaking everything she believed. Since we don’t have clear thought on what she’s feeling for sure now, this can be perceived as she’s starting to work on accepting those facts and learning to move on with her life and herself.
Which brings back the justification, I believe, in her anger. The mere notion that Mike could be starting to feel guilty and possibly want to smooth things over, or at least apologize, would throw things off yet again because then she would start thinking ‘what if’s and be open to getting burned by him once again. I think we’re gonna start seeing the old Lucy who fought to protect herself, but with more fire because she actually has been hurt now.
I think I’ll be more annoyed if Mike gets defensive and tries to rip her down again. He needs to remember that he hurt her really bad, and her annoyance toward him is reasonable now. Cause let’s be honest here: who can remember that one person who’s hurt them and made them think they’re not worth a damn, only to watch them turn around at some point and try to be sorry and buddies again and that just boiled your blood cause Furious Abbey you don’t want to play that sh** no more?

N/A April 29, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #244321

Nooooo David’s faaaaace

Fuwanda April 29, 2013, 12:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #244938

Wait…wasn’t this supposed to be a musical?

Snorlax May 5, 2013, 7:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #274611

Oh my god Chris in panel 2 I can’t at that face

SpartanChris024 February 7, 2014, 8:16 AM EST.

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