74. Curtain Call, page posted 4/29/13

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Comment ID #244159

You’re taken jerkface! Mad Lucy
You broke my heart jerkface Mad Lucy
Why do you care JERKFACE! Mad Lucy

OK seriously. Wake up call Mike… Mike why do you care? Guilt or not I am seriously confused. If you hate someone(who is abusive) you generally don’t care.
Panel 2-3 freaks me OUT!

@Nikita
You need to step up your game.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 29, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #244160

So Lucy does still have emotion. Albeit, not positive ones, but still better than we thought. On top of that, Mike looks to be feeling bad about what he did and Sue’s not freaking out. Today was a good day.
Still though, Lucy’s eyes in panel two are probably the most disturbing yet.

Nikita April 29, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #244161

…My forecast…
(You can check it in the page before.)
…This time, it does not totally fail.

*comments from the page before:

#1
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.

#2
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.

#3
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.
Paulo and Jasmine may keep being in a bad mood for hours.
Sue may be really happy to see her drama became a big success.
Lucy? Still as normal as usual.

#3.5
…Add one more thing into my latest comment:
…but she may not be sad as often as before.

#4
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 29, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #244162

You go gurl!

Sanchan April 29, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #244163

5th, dang…

Keyblade Dragon April 29, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #244164

I’m always scared for my soul whenever Mike has no eyes.

Puppo April 29, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #244165

Looks like things are about to heat up! Let’s watch! *grabs popcorn*

Dracain April 29, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244166

My “this is going to go absolutely horribly for Mike” senses are tingling so hard right now

DrepDuSelv April 29, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244167

Yes Lucy reject him and get with paulo

paulo April 29, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244168

…and she’s back.

sen April 29, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244169

I don’t know if Lucy still has a soul or what, but damn, I am loving that she is not taking any of Mike’s **** right now.

Some Guy April 29, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244170

Heh. Lucy has emotions and Mike is getting rejected? This is getting good!

Micro April 29, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244171

DID YOU FINALLY REALIZE WHAT A DOUCHE YOU WERE MIKE

DID YOU

RoseVee April 29, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244172

i say the douch bag deseves it

extrasolid April 29, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244173

@Dracain Gotta watch this! - Brings lawncahirs for the both of us- By the way I am Batman. - Pull out a box from utility belt, pressing a button and 1000 pieces of popcorn exploding in a pile infront of us- Batman.

Batman April 29, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244174

Ooh boy. She mad. She VERY mad. Looking at this, I seriously doubt Mike will get any chance to apologize to her anytime soon. D:
Still, why anger? I would think indifference, sure, but this seems like she’s just going to spite him.

Oceanus92 April 29, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244175

It looks like Mike wants to smooth things over with Lucy since their “December” fight, but you can’t take back something that painful. Live and learn, Mike. Don’t be a dick. :/

Solvek April 29, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244176

Stacy! When did you get here!

Ace April 29, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244177

I sort of predicted this back when Sue dropped by earlier before the play started….just not in the same way, which is a bit weird.

SkyyKirby44 April 29, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244178

god damnit mike what the **** did lily say

twomorepages April 29, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244179

CLAPS!!! Thank you, Lucy! I am SO glad she isn’t running back to him now that he’s showing affection. He hurt you bad, and if he wants to win your favor again he better know he has to earn it.

Beans April 29, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244180

I believe what Mike did back in December was neccessary, he does, however, owe her an apology for taking it too far, but she owes him an apology too for how she used to act around him. So bottom line: Everyone apologize, make up, eat cake.

Ember April 29, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244181

So hes going to go talk to her! That’s good!

Except for Paulo hasn’t exactly told Lucy about how he loves her, so lets hope there isn’t an awkward apology from Mike when Paulo walks in.

That could lead up to super awkward. :o

Jinx April 29, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244182

Back to drama! For a second there I was mistaking this comic for something less dramatic, thanks Lucy for proving me wrong. Funny how even him holding her hand too long in something that insignificant can still bring out the feels between them, can’t wait to see where this goes.

Zorak April 29, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244183

Awwwww he wants to make up ;v;

shaaa April 29, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #244184

Dat face: “f*** off Mike.” *braces for imminent sh*tstorm*

Foolishprototype001 April 29, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #244185

Whoopsie. All the ladies givin’ mike the ಠ_ಠ lol.

Legion April 29, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #244186

Ohcrudohcrudohcrud… THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME… Is he going to reveal his true feelings? Is he going to burst into the room and see Lucy and Paulo making out? TAESHI YOU’RE A CLIFFHANGER GODDESS Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey

On another note… Chris is getting some Sue action there in the last panel. You bury that face, boy! 8-)

Bertemai April 29, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #244187

Someone make summore poppy-corn! I can’t wait to see this! Nihihi! I’m kinda hoping that Lucy will tell him off a bit, but as something like…” Look, I haven’t forgotten December, but I get it; you have Sandy. And I made a promise not to get involved, but you getting all friendly like nothing even happened ****** me off. Leave me alone, I need my space. Isn’t that what you wanted in the end, afterall? Don’t be a hypocrite.”

…But that’s just what I think. I think a break could be a good thing—probably more beneficial for Lucy.

Julia KaNeko April 29, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #244188

unpopular opinion but lucy looks really pretty without the sparkle in her eye
also she looks really cute in the 2-4 panels <3 omg

Pirari April 29, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #244189

YES MIKE! FOLLOW YOUR HEART!

But seriously, who thinks he’s about to find out about the PauloxLucy thing?

Bleh April 29, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #244190

Honestly, if I was Lucy I’d react in the same way. I really don’t understand how anyone would side with Mike right now, he told her he hated her and she knows he’s going to leave after this. At least she knows she’ll still have Paulo. :(

Whimsicott April 29, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #244191

Whoosh! What a slap to the face! I really hope we get some positive feelings from these two, but what could possibly unravel in two pages? I suppose we’ll be on our toes for another week!

honeybee April 29, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #244192

Okay, so Mike is finally going to go have a talk with Lucy… and Lucy doesn’t want to be near him anymore. Okay so ultimately the play did not go according to Sue’s plan. Sorry Sue maybe you can get those 2 to become friends some other way.

supertails19 April 29, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #244193

pffffHAH

snobbed

On another note, poor Sue. xD That’s no way to treat the creator of this masterpiece.

Skygaze April 29, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #244194

No sweet from Lucy here, just a bitter glare. I’m seeing a total role-reversal here. Mike trying to patch things up with Lucy. Getting a slight taste of his own medicine. :smirk: Something tells me Paulo is going to get in the middle of it somehow in the next couple chapters. 8-) Prepare yourselves, this is going to get good. ;)

Qsandas April 29, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244195

@Bleh

lolz hes not going to like what he finds. Again shes found the rebound.

Sanchan April 29, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244196

Nopenopenopenopenope.
Better walk faster Luce.
NO, SERIOUSLY, AFTER AN ARGUMENT LIKE THAT EVEN IF HE APOLOGISES AND SHE *WERE* TO “TAKE HIM BACK” THEIR ORIGINAL RELATIONSHIP IS STILL SHATTERED. Because no matter how much you glue those glass pieces together, there will still be cracks and the tiniest parts missing.
In my opinion… it’s better - for the both of them - if they just move on. That also means Luce getting out of her depression-state. Sure, they can shake hands in forgiveness, but they can never repair the damage made to their once “friendship”. They can never return to what they once had.
In fact, Mike does not even deserve a third chance after already screwing up his second chance.

Yumikarp April 29, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244197

Thats right Mike go after her, apologize for what you done.

Lucy in panel 2 looks like she was hypnotized or something, still she looks great.

Sue saying he didn’t do half bad, well he did good job. Well I’m sure Chris wouldn’t be a problem for her.

Now then, the moment we’ve been anticipating.

Keyblade Dragon April 29, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244198

I am really enjoying this ;)

iti April 29, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #244199

This time, Lucy dislikes Mike.
—It was upside down before.

Henry Wang April 29, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #244200

YESSSSSS.
Shut DOWN.

I am entirely too giddy.

shmidny April 29, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #244201

@supertails19
It worked 50%! It would have worked if “December” didn’t happen.


Mike you Lost Lucy, it is over. You lost to the better man. Yes, Paulo is actually better than you sad? Yes Mike you are that bad a manwhore womanizer is a better person than you. Taste defeat.
I think Lucy is giving Mike “the Lucy” he thinks she is. You go Lucy! Put that self-righteous ***** in his place! Show him you are a prize and not something he can just throw away and expect to get back! You are treasure Lucy and should be treated like so!

Also Paulo…. bring life back to those eyes!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 29, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #244202

Waaaaahhhhh at least this isn’t Friday :smirk: Did guilt finally pang Michael ? I mean jeez its wayy too late fo dat Mike Mad Lucy

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy April 29, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #244203

@ Someone
ikr

Nikita April 29, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #244204

SUE HOLD MY BABY

Just kidding.
I don’t know who to feel sorry for, Lucy, Mike, or both.
I hope they don’t end up dating.

Rioo April 29, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #244205

Oh, NOW you’re sorry Mike. After you remembered how hot she was.

And Lucy kinda looks like she just the answer to life and all the universe in the first panel X3

Fyre April 29, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #244206

Chris be latchin to that bosom

Kikren April 29, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #244207

Most of us just thought too much.
Lucy was only performing. What a sad truth it is.
—But hope is still alive.
This play is more than a play for Mike.

Henry Wang April 29, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #244208

@Ember: I agree, but the cake is a lie.

the upcoming “attempted reconciliation” from Mike is as we say, too little way to F-ing late. I mean not only did he play the silent treatment game, he completely shattered her feelings. maybe if Mike had tried telling Lucy that he felt bullied or abused maybe she would have stopped. It’s as if he was using Sandy’s concern about his situation with Lucy to use as his way out. As her best friend Mike was privy to a side of her that no one else really got to see, and he used her fears and insecurities to hurt her. some things you gust can’t come back from.

@Taeshi, this page is awesome. (may favorite of the chapter so far)

sen April 29, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #244209

@Nikita: Comrade is away that you can almost always capture the No.1 comment.

Henry Wang April 29, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #244210

Poor Lucy… She’s just been going through so much..
It must have been really awkward for her to have Mike holding her hand, huh?
At least mike is sort of beginning to see what’s going on..

HimbeCat379 April 29, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #244211

OMG, my biggest fears are about to come to life; Mike, Lucy’s going to vent on YOU now! Unless you’re into talking to Lucy for the sake of further character development (since a big eye-opener is in order for Mike), I suggest you let this go, dude. Things are about to go from BAD to WOOOORRSEE…… REEEEAAAAALLL FAST D:

Well…….. while the Mike-haters parade on the “Mike will be getting his *** handed to him” fest, I’m going to seek refuge under my bed until this blows over. Move over, dust bunnies, I’m trying to hide.

Subaru April 29, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #244212

Oooooh no, you stay the f*ck away from Lucy, Mike. The last thing we need is you messing her up again and sending her into another depression spiral. Furious Abbey

Edit: I know why you’re suddenly going after her as if you’re still her friend. You’ve been swayed by her singing, by her “thank you for being there for me” lines. You think it’s all ok. IT’S NOT BLOODY OKAY YOU BROKE HER AND YOU DON’T EVEN CARE; YOU DON’T FREAKING UNDERSTAND YOU JUST AOAEJWEAGJWGA NO. Mad Lucy i cannot type out how i feel about ur dum ***

Wat April 29, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #244213

‘Dat Lucy face. Ouch.

Frodomann1 April 29, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #244214

lol, I see they’re still intent on running the continual loop of biting, hiding, and then wanting each other.
Marry me Mike? No. Kiss me Lucy? No. Love me Mike? No. Why are you angry Lucy? Go sit on a pike.
There is the continual force of despair found, as always in hope, that this may be the moment when Mike says “sorry” and Lucy says “it’s okay” and they get together.
More than likely, this hope will be dashed, as it has always been, with Mike getting biffed this time by Lucy, Mike “friending” Lucy (because he has Sandy now), or both of them leaving angry with Mike on the confused/hurt side this time.
While many seem content to see things on the present level, over the whole spectrum, these two have continually turned what could have been a beautiful thing into a monster that just keeps giving a painful birth to itself. They are both foolish: Mike is a fool and Lucy is a fool.
I feel bad for Sue who’s trying to compliment Mike, who just goes “uh, can you hold my baby brother for me?”
Trust me Sue, besides his baby-face, Mike has more knots in his head (and air for the matter) than a tangled cord. Also, Sandy already has the boy leashed and heeled, so it’d be best to go find some other guy.

Blank On Purpose April 29, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #244215

This was posted on my birthday :D what an awesome thing to see when you have a little celebration, is the celebration of the play ending XD!!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK TAE!!

Miichii April 29, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #244217

OMG this is going to be interesting I cant wait to read what is going to happen

eagle April 29, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #244218

I’m curious how the situations turn around…

Mike was an idiot with Lucy, now he’s worried about her attitude.

“every action has a reaction” Isaac Newton

Nocturne April 29, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #244219

I DON’T UNDERSTAND!!! In the last chapters Mike literally HATED Lucy! Why does he care about her rejection to him now!?!?!

Shadow April 29, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #244220

Oh my god! I fell in love with Lucy in the 4th…. SHE’S SO CUTE!! That’s the cutest angry look she’ve ever gave! EVERY!!!

Psych0Kitten April 29, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #244221

There is doom and gloom where things go boom
In Mike’s life

N-master April 29, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #244222

in theatre we call this a “showmance”

indigo April 29, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #244223

mike will go look for lucy and then find her making out with paulo

00 April 29, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #244224

Hahahaha
Sue: “Great job Mike!”
Mike: “Hey, look after my brother for a bit will you? K thanks bye.”
Sue: /hatestare

Despite everything that is happening between Mike and Lucy I’ve still got a good feeling about this, at least they will be talking again.

Alfador April 29, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #244225

Can someone draw a poster of Lucy posing on the Iron Throne? Or another with Mike posing as Ned Stark, saying “Prepare yourselves… Drama is coming.” ?

PLEASE.

Exodustrial April 29, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #244226

I’m very interested to see how this will turn out…

Defutz April 29, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244227

Dear Mike, please walk in on Paulo and Lucy getting it on xD

Gabria93 April 29, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #244228

I think Lucy has completely shut down in order to protect herself.

Its good to see her act this way torwards Mike. While she did hurt him physically (she got what was coming to her by being blocked off for some time before they were partners) in the end she tried to make up with him and got snapped at for it.

He noticed her hollow eyes and felt regret because he remembered one of the few fragments in their past of why he liked her, but i think when she took her hand back and glared at him it finally clicked in his head that she was like that because of him…. or he thinks shes suicidal.

imaginative monsters April 29, 2013, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #244229

The guilt is nagging him more than lucy could ever do.
Better late than never I suppose.

Wox April 29, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #244230

oh god
this is all going to explode in his face D:

vivitv24 April 29, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #244231

A couple of things:

1. Does it looks like Sue knows what’s gonna happen next since she pretty much put Mike in Lucy in leading roles in the first place?

2. I see 2 outcomes coming after this considering the number of pages left in this chapter: a. Mike finds Lucy making out with Paulo, Mike wonders why he was so worried before, gets ****** again, and walks off stage steamed. b. He catches up to Lucy, tries to apologize, she stops him, asked him if he has done enough to her already, then tells him he got what he wanted, and he’ll never see her again. She leaves the auditorium, leaving Mike alone backstage, sulking over what he has done.

In conclusion from either case, the end result will be… *puts on sunglasses* Bitter Sweet. 8-)

Dudeler April 29, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #244232

i’m looking forward to a heart-wrenching situation that’ll leave me feeling bittersweet!

Xiro April 29, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244233

Regardless of Lucy’s hatred or whatever she is feeling for Mike right now, she need to give him one last chance to at least apologize for his actions. It’s clear he wants to, because he feels bad about it. Unless Lucy gives him this chance in the next two pages (unlikely). The gap is going to widen and become more and more unbridgeable, pushing them further and further apart.

Lucy will do this (possibly ignore him) because that is just what he told her to do in December. So for once Lucy would actually be listening to something Mike said. Tis a shame…

foreveryoung5 April 29, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #244234

Mike, just don’t. -_-

xom April 29, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #244235

I laughed out loud and clapped really loudly and then realised I’m in public

On another note, AWWYIISSSS GO LUCY

Ali April 29, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #244236

OOO… WHATS GONNA HAPPEN???

Yxela007 April 29, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #244237

Gonna be honest though mike…. why are you surprised?

Vega April 29, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244238

Here it comes.

starfighter105 April 29, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #244239

What is Mike doing?????

What is going on? Some information:
*Sue looks a bit impatient.
*Paulo&Jasmine are not here.
*Lucy was really an excellent actress.
*Lucy smiled.
*Mike must have got something more than the drama.
*Sue is a bit moody in this chapter.
*Daisy is not clever enough, to compare with she used to be.
*Abbey and Augustus have done nothing yet during this chapter.


p.s. Pay attention to my comments before.

Henry Wang April 29, 2013, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #244240

Bahahaha, this’ll go well.

etyb April 29, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #244241

Flames, I ****ing called it and.

Eneyway,oh mike more bilor than ever.About a phew monthes ago he was wishing she was dead, now he wants to make peace with her? Make up your mind man!

lov/hate/hurt April 29, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #244242

OOOHHH mike you’ve been say it with me now R-E-J-E-C-T-E-D XD

kold kagura April 29, 2013, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #244243

Now that I look at it more. Lucy doesn’t seem upset in Panel 4. But the look on Panel 3 is looks surprised Mike can actually bear(is this the right spelling?) to be around her. In Panel 4 she looks not upset, but hurt. She seems to want to get away, because that is what she promised Mike and being around him probably hurts her anyway.
Note we can’t see her face in panel 5? Because if we did we would know for curtain whether she was mad or not. And Taeshi often throws in comments to throw us off!
I think Mike kept holding on to her hand and probably brought it to her attention to see how she reacts. I think Mike has finally got the message. I just hope he isn’t too late. :(

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 29, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #244244

Go Lucy. You go guuurl.

Lynsey April 29, 2013, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #244245

Pffffft hahaha! I love how Mike is all like “Wait why is she walkin’ away? What did I do?”
And then thinks about and realizes
“Oh…right….maybe I shouldn’t have been such a jerk”

Shoop-a-doop April 29, 2013, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #244246

Mike needs to get his *** kicked by Paulo, and here is my reason why. In an earlier chapter, Mike tells Lucy that she’s worthless and that she has no friends. I’m paraphrasing of course. It took 3 pages for him to get all the ******* out. He treated absolutely terrible, especially in the eyes of someone like Paulo. That alone should be reason enough, but on top of that Mike also said that noone likes Lucy for who she really is. Except Paulo really does. so he should defend her, stand up for what’s right and FINALLY actually fight someone. ‘cause i don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but he hasn’t been badass at all. EVER. >:|

Jared April 29, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #244247

Seriously Mike? You say you hate her and that she’s some sort of parasite who can’t be loved for who she is and you expect to talk to her like nothing happened? Why are you so surprised? Don’t you know that there’s only one step away from love to hate, silly boy? What if she got over you already? :P (I’m not a Mike hater btw, just feel like he totally deserves this as a natural consequence of his past actions)

I feel sorry for Sue tough, one of her intentions was to get the two of them to be friends again like before :(

Thank You Taeshi, this is the kind of reaction I was expecting, Lucy being distant to Mike in a non-tsundereish way. This chapter has been a blast!

ColorlessNight April 29, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #244248

I don’t quite understand what’s happening in 2-4. Maybe I’m just not telepathic like the rest of you. :/

paulosawesome April 29, 2013, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #244249

Well, that’s not the usual Lucy push away we all know and love. :(

Curious CandyBowl Fan April 29, 2013, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244250

Nelson (from The Simpsons): *points at Mike* HA-HA!

Blats April 29, 2013, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244251

Nope, not a chance Mike, the damage has already been done. Lucy now hates you, probably FOREVER!

Darf14 April 29, 2013, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #244252

@foreveryoung5 Why should she? He tore her heart out when she tried to mend their friendship. And now he’s going to try and pull it off as nothing happened? And besides, he really wasn’t going to do it for his own sake. He’s doing it really to appease his girlfriend.

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone The only reason Paulo was like that was from Alejandro, the relative @$$hat and antagonist (if there was one). He genuinely loves Lucy and wants the best for her.

Renadt April 29, 2013, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #244253

Oh noes!~~

Ba ha ha ha ha XD

Syrus April 29, 2013, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244254

@Renadt
My point WAS! That Mike is worse than that. It is Obvious Paulo has matured.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 29, 2013, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #244255

Man he’s not going to try to Lucy and Paulo are alittle close and Paulo is watching over Lucy closely and now mike wants to fix his crap noppppeee don’t work that way doll :3

Lioness April 29, 2013, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #244256

@paulosawesome: Panel 2: The play is finally over(which means Mike can sigh in relief). Panel 3: Lucy clearly wants her hand back(since Mike is still holding it). Panel 4: Lucy pulls her hand away while giving Mike a somewhat irritated look. Panel 5, Lucy walks away to leave Mike confused about her behavior(while Stacy talks to an unknown character). Panel 6: Mike is trying to processes what just happened(while Sue is trying to get his attention/approval). Panel 7: Mike asks Sue to take care of Chris Because Mike either put the pieces together or he is just as clueless as ever and is going to attempt to talk to Lucy while she is upset at him(this can’t end well). Panel 8: Sue gives Mike a curious look as he runs off to go talk to Lucy(I’d give anyone a weird look if they asked me to look after a baby as they run away without giving me an explanation). Umm, enjoy?

Just to clear this up for anyone that might be confused :).

supertails19 April 29, 2013, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #244257

@supertails19
I don’t think irritated in Panel 4. It just doesn’t fit. I would understand if she was, but she doesn’t seem irritated to me. More like hurt, like “Don’t you hate me?”, Kind of like when people are hurt and go “Don’t you love me?” You get where I am going?
I think she is more ‘surprised’ in panel 3.
Isn’t this what Sue wanted? Mike and Lucy back together?

Oh I doubt anyone remembers this, but I do! I Predicted that after the play he would go after her! 8-D
Sorry I am just so happy I was right! 8-D

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 29, 2013, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244258

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: That face Lucy makes in Panel 4 seemed like a look of irritation to me, but it could easily be a look of disapproval or something similar… point is that Lucy isn’t exactly happy that Mike was still holding her hand. Lucy might as well have been telling Mike: “Don’t be sinful.” Same line that Sandy gave Lucy Back in Wonderland. For Mike it would be like telling him to not be unfaithful to his girlfriend. Panel 4 is definitely up for interpretation, but I just go with what makes sense to me :x.

Sue wanted Mike and Lucy to be together… they were back together during they play at least. Right now it doesn’t look like Mike and Lucy have resolved their issues yet. So Sue’s plan kind of failed… for now. Anything can happen later on, but for now… Mike and Lucy are distant and will remain that way for quite some time. Sorry :(.

supertails19 April 29, 2013, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #244259

@supertails19: Good explains. I put some information on, you can use that.

Henry Wang April 29, 2013, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #244260

YES, I love this! Not because I’m picking sides in the Mike vs Lucy debate but because it means she’s really done moping over him. :D
And people, Mike cares because he’s forgiven her and realized what a jerk he was, even if it was because he didn’t understand her. He saw the text she sent to Sandy and he’s been wanting to apologize for ages now, of course he’s going after her.

MykelTDT April 29, 2013, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #244261

@supertails19: Not to be in character too much or too long is a basic quality for performers.
—Lucy did so.

Henry Wang April 29, 2013, 2:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #244262

Oh yeah, NOW you’re feeling bad huh Mike?

You’re waaaaaay too late to salvage whatever relationship you had with my sweet Lucy <3
SHE’S TOO SMART FOR YOU ANYWAY NYEH

Crystalwhisker April 29, 2013, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #244263

Time for Mike to apologize and then have Lucy blow up at him, making all his friends hate him so we can have the Mike Angst Arc.

Titanium Dragon April 29, 2013, 2:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #244264

Hmm. If nothing else maybe Mike is going to reconsider leaving the table.

Justmyopinion April 29, 2013, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244265

Best part was when he pulled his lil’ bro out of nowhere, and gave him to Sue. Drugged cat on a fifth panel wasn’t halfbad either:
- you did great
- dude, your head is huge…
Anyway, Sue bearing Douchecat child for a while. Now that’s quite a development I say.

Commander_Zero April 29, 2013, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #244266

Okay, so I keep picturing Mike going to talk to Lucy, but before he can really say he’s sorry Lucy cuts in and says, “You don’t have to worry about me anymore. I’ll be gone soon because…”

So anyways, that got me thinking about the whole Paulo makeout-thing and the whole thing with Lucy’s family that we still don’t what really know happened. Then I remembered, that I don’t remember (lol) them ever mentioning Lucy’s dad in the past.

So, I figured her dad is either dead, in the army (and currently deployed), or her parents are divorced. I just feel if he was dead or in the army we would have heard about it by now… so I thinking the divorced part has the best chance.

So I though, what if Lucy’s mom thought about sending her to live with her dad? Maybe she thought that would give her a chance to start fresh and make new friends. I also think Lucy might have agreed (though I’m probably totally wrong about all this).

I figured it was possible, since that way she wouldn’t be here to ruin Mike’s life anymore, and so that she wouldn’t have to suffer Mike taking her friends away. It would also kind of explain her behavior towards Paulo, maybe it was some sort of “goodbye”-makeout?

Anyways, just a thought…. though it’s probably all wrong.

Lime Cake April 29, 2013, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #244267

@Commander_Zero: What kind of development?

Henry Wang April 29, 2013, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #244268

okay i was wrong after all….
lucy’s still hate him….
and maybe the next chapter will be augustus x lucy saga

Anon April 29, 2013, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #244269

This is going to go well… :/

Morning Glory April 29, 2013, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #244270

Here we go, this is the part where Lucy gets to shout at Mike, and their places get reversed yet again. I love me some vicious cycles in stories about teenagers who can’t just apologise!

StushiJaguar April 29, 2013, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #244271

@Lime Cake: Actually, Lucy’s Dad is alive and well… in fact he is probably enjoying the benefits of being a racecar driver right now. He is always away in some distant place racing and earning plenty of money for Lucy’s family. Lucy’s mom is a stay at home mom and somebody needs to pay the bills while she takes care of the kids. They are one happily married couple.

Lucy does miss her father dearly, so it is definitely a possibility for Lucy to want to go see him again(a trip to wherever famous racecar drivers are). Although, Lucy’s mom, Jordan, and Sam seemed to come up with a plan and decided it was best to not ask Lucy if it was alright with her… a trip to go see her father would be something she would without a doubt say yes to, so why would they try to hide it from her… unless it involved never coming back to Roseville. That is a thought that troubles me… Lucy moving away and never gets a chance to resolve all this drama… she’ll have herself a bittersweet ending :(.

supertails19 April 29, 2013, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #244272

Mike; i hurt your feelings and turned all your friends against you and made you wish you were dead plus didnt talk to you ever since…. wanna be friends now? 8D

uuurgh! WHY IS THIS JUST LIKE MY JERKFACE EX?! kick him in the balls Lucy Mad Lucy kick him so hard he wont be able to walk again!

foxiepox April 29, 2013, 3:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #244273

Oh, and he has the audacity to look surprised at her behavior? Mad Lucy
Get over yourself Mike, not everyone’s a bad actor like you :P

B-Dawg April 29, 2013, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244275

Mike needs to apologize to Lucy. He needs to take back the stuff he said to her in December. I understand that he’s with Sandy and doesn’t feel that way about Lucy, but to tell her he hates her and hates being around her was so dickish, especially since she’s been such a good friend to him.

And Lucy needs to yell at him. He deserves to be yelled at. And she deserves the chance to yell at him, let him know exactly how dickish he’s been, and get rid of some of that emotional tension that’s been building up. Even if he apologizes, he’ll still be needing a good yelling at.

The next couple pages better have both of those things or I might just die of drama or something. Mad Lucy

Patrick April 29, 2013, 3:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #244276

I hope Stacy gets a little bit of an arch… =0

Lolly April 29, 2013, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #244277

Now you care Mike? NOW?!!

You tend to have the worst timing when it comes to these kind of realizations.

That’s right Lucy, give him that cold shoulder he so deserves.

DeathofInk April 29, 2013, 4:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #244278

@patrick but without all da drama bcb wouldn’t be bcb. :3

G-HAZE April 29, 2013, 4:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #244279

Yes, Mike. If it wasn’t clear before, you need to at least apologize. NOW. For the love of God, why only now? Just give her some time, Mike. It probably won’t be like it used to be, but at least help her make everything easier for herself. She’s been on the edge for a while and someone needs to intervene and pull her out of there, and personally, I’m asking you to be that someone. After all, you were the one that put her in this position in the first place. :/
You two used to be close friends, but that’s not what it looks like now. It’s good that that concerns you now, but God, please don’t let it all be too late. Oh, and whatever you do, Mike, don’t be so hard on her. Remember last December? Oh, you should. Never forget that.

Prius April 29, 2013, 4:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #244280

Seriously Mike. You told her you hate her, and everyone she knows hates her. The heck did you think would happen here?

The Esquire April 29, 2013, 4:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #244281

Yeah, hey Mike, do you even remember what you said to her face a few days ago? Hmm? Stupid dick…

SOGx-ray April 29, 2013, 4:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #244282

@Renadt
I agree with you, Mike completely took everything out of Lucy. But because Mike has continuously believed everything that happened was her fault he never really looked at his own actions. This is Lucy’s chance to show that she is better than Mike (behavior-wise & stuff). It would be a shame if this was the breaking factor in their friendship.

Btw, I was/am being hopeful. I would like to see some positive development here, and that seems to be a plausible course of action.
Mike shut Lucy down and was a downright *******. Their friendship is now in Lucy’s hands, and she can emerge as the one to end the war.

foreveryoung5 April 29, 2013, 4:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #244283

Holy crap second time I was right about something 8-D. I thought Mike would try to go, hopefully, apologize to Lucy after the play. And why are you people giving Mike so much **** :question:. He knows he ****ed up and wants to try to repair the damage, so you can all shove you Mike hatefulness up your asses and get over it Furious Abbey, Mike is going through some character development right now and I am curious to see where this is going, as long as Mike doesn’t screw up he can try to save his friendship with Lucy, I think Lucy is still in love with him still and we will probably find her either, a.) Making out with Paulo.
b.) Crying because she does not know what Mike thinks of her. c.) Trying to stay calm and keep her composer in front of her friends and family, but failing after Mike held her hand. d.) :question:,I have no idea/ something I have not thought of. Most likely d.

Devin April 29, 2013, 5:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #244284

Does anyone else feel as though Lucy has been put on anti-depressants..?

Wat April 29, 2013, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #244285

@TheRealSomeone. No I would not mind some recommended web comics to read in my spare time. I can give you a list of some that I think you might like, sadly there are only three I think you might like but they are long, one very bad drawn till the end but good story and prequel to another one on the list that is not bad with drawings, and two of them are very long. So here are some I think you might enjoy, all are by the same team of authors just to note.
Unlike Minerva. A story about a hedgehog who wants to be a comedian.
You say it First. Sequel to Unlike Minerva.
Namir Deiter. A story some girl named Tipper and her friends as they go through high school, college, life and marriage.
I highly recommend all of these, but note there is not a lot of drama, mostly comedy and romance.

Devin April 29, 2013, 5:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #244286

As much as I would love to see a reconciliation of sorts, I think we can all agree that the two pages left in this Chapter is NOT enough to get anywhere.
Mike will probably go to her about t say something, and get cut off by the fact that she’s making out with Paulo backstage or just plain old going home.

Bluecaptain April 29, 2013, 6:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #244287

I love how Lucy is standing up for herself, she isn’t clingy to him and she’s learning to become independent. She knows he hurt him and she knows she doesn’t want to be a part of that. How does it feel being on the other side of things Mike? I still want them to make up and be friends again but it’s nice seeing that Lucy has somewhat learnt from this whole experience.

Kitmit April 29, 2013, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #244288

No.1 - Great job on it all so far, this has to be among the few truly gripping comics I have the honest pleasure of reading on a regular basis!

No.2 - It’s just sort of sad, reminiscent of that flashback, it goes back to days of nostalgia and happiness. Sure Lucy wasn’t perfect, neither was Paulo, or Mike. Lucy was doing what she could do to be with Mike and to show any form of emotion, and and one time Mike probably did love Lucy, and who knows what his current state is ((As we sure don’t know for sure)). It’s just sad to me that all this conflict of emotion; conflict of peoples is born from the ‘love’ Mike held for Sandy. For how many years did he know little to nothing truely about her, beyond to my memory a few letters here and there. For how long had they never met, there’s nothing wrong with a long distance relationship, but they had never met for years, yet Lucy was there for all that time, and mike decided to pursue someone he’d not seen for years, rather than appreciating the person right in front of him.

Mr-Shenanigans April 29, 2013, 6:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #244289

entiendo a lucy tan perfectamente
en su posición yo ni siquiera habría visto a mile a los ojos, solo habría mirado hacia el suelo y habría quitado mi mano , luego iría a algún sitio al que él no pudiese entrar, como un camerino o el baño de chicas
go lucy

Gea April 29, 2013, 7:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #244290

De-NIED! XD

Alamoraine April 29, 2013, 7:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #244291

And Back to the Drama….And Here i thought she Transcended this BS

AnthonyDafox April 29, 2013, 7:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #244292

Serves him right

Sandz890 April 29, 2013, 7:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244293

Deserved it, bro.
Were you there for Lucy? Nope.
Was Paulo? Yup.
Deal with it.

Kryph April 29, 2013, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #244294

I Agree he does deserve the Cold shoulder. but If I was here i’d just move. No one is Worth that much Venom and hate, No matter what they did.

AnthonyDafox April 29, 2013, 7:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #244295

The sad thing is, I think if Lucy did not end the hand-hold abruptly first, I think Mike would have, in a huff.

I think he is just in that very selfish mode were he needs to feel rejection and snubbing before he can understand how it feels in others.

Hopefully it is a growing experience for him.

Dr.Z April 29, 2013, 7:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #244296

Honestly. I’m expecting Lucy to tell him she doesn’t wan tot talk. Something a long the lines of either:

A. You had your chance when I tried to be nice about you and Sandy being together.
B. This is what you wanted, I’m trying to stay away. Let’s keep it this way.
Or C. Screw you Mike, or something that leads to her running off before he gets a word in edgewise.

Even though I understand why he yelled at her, I don’t think she deserved it in that particular moment. She tried changing a bit and got burned, hard. I don’t think he should talk to her at all right now.

But, I’m curious as to what his sudden epiphany is all about. So, GO MIKE GO!

CheshireGames April 29, 2013, 7:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #244297

Y’know, Lucy has every right to be ticked off. Mike was unfair, sure she needed the wake up call, but what he did was simply cruel. Figures right when he feels bad is when she decides she’s had enough.

Mufti April 29, 2013, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #244298

@Supertails:

Lucy’s dad is a race car driver? Why do I not remember this? O.o I knew her mom was a stay at home mom, which confused me a bit. Can u send a link or something where they show this? I can’t believe I missed it.

Also, of course Lucy wouldn’t actually leave… Something would happen to make her stay. But like I said, I figured I would totally be wrong.

Lime Cake April 29, 2013, 8:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #244299

Love to see a tough Lucy :)
Though Mikeyyy might be in for a surprise in a moment when he finds out she’s moved past the point of needing to see him.. ever

Poptart April 29, 2013, 8:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #244300

What the what? Mike wasn’t even holding Chris then BAM he’s in Sue’s arms
That’s one magical baby

V April 29, 2013, 8:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #244301

MIKE, DON’T DO IT!!

YOU WILL ANGER HER!!!

Pauloisjustthatboss April 29, 2013, 8:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #244302

Aw. Is there gonna be some mini confrontation? Hope not, it’d only be two pages long.

Meow April 29, 2013, 8:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #244303

God damn it your descriptions always break the feels.
@V
I almost thought that myself, but Chris was standing beside Mike.

MECHEN DER KRIEGTĂ–RTILLEM April 29, 2013, 8:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #244304

It must be really hard to dye your hair pink when it covers your body…

Huh? April 29, 2013, 8:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #244305

This page made me a bit sad, even though I don’t want Mike to go back into her life (at least for the reason he wants, which I think, I’m sure, is to try to get with her). This just makes me feel bad for Mike even though I shouldn’t, he deserves to be ignored by her, for blowing up on her like that. Furious Abbey Mad Lucy I know for myself, because something similar happened to me, it was best friend love not this kinda love, but ya she basically blew up on my for… I guess :/ being to loving?… I still don’t understand it, I still feel love for her, but even if we “made up” somehow, I still could never be around, feel, or act the same around her. Anyways I gtg, and sorry if anything doesn’t make since, that kinda happens to me a lot, were I don’t make since… lol

Kleitos April 29, 2013, 8:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #244306

All in all your artwork has been consistent and I am sure that you are aware that the last panel has some skewed proportions. Just from the angle that you took though it’s understandable that there would be some difficulty executing it. I know a lot of your time is being consumed by creating new pages and having them released almost daily. You might consider outside practice from those difficult angles as much as time would allow. However, I know you must be busy, very busy, so take this as you will. :]

HLTH April 29, 2013, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #244307

@supertails19:
Thank you to tell me that Lucy’s father is a race car driver.
It is kind of you to do it.
I hope that you can tell me where Paulo’s mother is and why Abbey’s father was put into jail.
Then, you will help me save $39.
—Actually, save $39 per teenager. And plenty of fanfic writers can get information they need to improve their works.

p.s.
I do not like the idea of ‘BCfIc’(BCI: Bittersweet Candy bowl fans’ International club) ,
all the information should be free (, actually, my homeland has a bad record in ‘the freedom of information’. Because of the presence of DPRK or something else, still not the worst in the world.) .
(Of course, we should not blame Taeshi, because of ‘the freedom of market’.)
In my opinion, she need to open all secret comics, and change the club name into ‘BCaaIc’(BCI: Bittersweet Candy bowl amateur artists’ International club) .

Henry Wang April 29, 2013, 9:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #244308

DRAMA LEVELS RISING!!! XD

Zero April 29, 2013, 9:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #244309

In some ways, Mike is a very kind person (except when facing mad Lucy), and Lucy was really moody (may she ‘is’) .

The drama is in the end, but the story is going on.

Mike,…
…Go! And go doing and saying what you want to do and say!

Henry Wang April 29, 2013, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #244310

I want to see a sassy Taeshi. Every page the author’s comment never fails.

Silvyx April 29, 2013, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #244311

*Paulo set a bad example just now, hope Mike can learn from it.
—我看有点悬。/ —I think that’s a bit impossible.

Henry Wang April 29, 2013, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #244312

@Silvyx:
“RE-JECTED”—Taeshi
…So realistic…

Henry Wang April 29, 2013, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #244313

People want what they don’t have. Maybe now David will mend his relationship with lucy.

Asiangangster007 April 29, 2013, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #244315

I love Lucy in the forth panel. SO did Mike just take that play seriously? Did the play make mike realize what he’s missing? Is he having second thoughts.. or does he notice that somethings wrong, since no one else seems to be picking up on Lucy’s dead eyes, and lack of sarcasm… The whole production went far to smoothly for our cast.. is this the eye of the storm?

Dreamer April 29, 2013, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #244316

@supertails19
IF Lucy is going to say with her dad why would her mother be worried about ‘abandoning’ her and why would Lucy want a say so? I really think ‘they’ are going to visit him and leave Lucy with Mike(since they don’t about “December”) that would explain ‘abandoning’ and why Lucy would want a say so.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 29, 2013, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #244317

@Henry Wang
If you read BCB you would know why Abbey’s father was in prison. Paulo’s mother is off somewhere divorced and abandoning her son also.

@Devin
-JayNaylor.com(Better Days[1st] and Original Life[2nd])
-Two Kinds
-Jolly Jack’s Collected Curios
-Las Lindas
-Rascals(and all the author’s webcomics)
-The Draconia Chronicles
-Generation 17
-Seed(Look in comics section on the site that Generation 17 is on)
-http://www.pobrepucho.thecomicseries.com/
-http://www.pholph.com/strip.php?id=5 (read about Jack before you actually read it)(It’s not for all viewers)
-http://www.dreamkeeperscomic.com/Prelude.php
-Brawl in the Family
-Ebin & May
-Leth Hate(not for all viewers canceled but I enjoyed it)
-Yosh!(I haven’t read it all but so far I am enjoying it)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 29, 2013, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #244318

Is there anybody else that wishes they had Chris for a sibling? He’s so adorable

Rylan April 29, 2013, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #244319

everyone! sing it with me now; “Karma!~♫”

Bit-small April 29, 2013, 11:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #244320

I hate waiting for the next comic to see what happens, but it’s totally worth it 8-D Looks like things are about to get interesting again…

Aquaczaz April 29, 2013, 11:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #244322

La falta de tino de Mike es como para querer estrangularlo…

Adept-eX April 29, 2013, 12:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #244323

Well yeah, I’d be done with him too. Especially if he basically demanded that I kill myself.

Wraythe April 29, 2013, 12:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #244324

Need next page!! >3< I got sucked into reading this comic a few days ago, and can’t get enough of the characters!

Zelse April 29, 2013, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #244325

I missed the arm tare from two to three on the first viewing.

Deluxe_Flame April 29, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #244327

Susan Praise: DENIED

Anon-Anon April 29, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #244328

I have this feeling that Lucy will meet up with Augustus or something after the play
something that’d **** Mike off and regret wanting to say sorry at all
… that or Lucy will ask him to leave things as they are
that’s what I think tho
and what I think is never true because Taeshi always surprises us all #^_^#

Milkfruit April 29, 2013, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #244329

If Mike is on his way to apologize to Lucy, that would be really good on him. Lucy will probably not want to hear it, though, and chances are, is going to really go off on him, in such a way that EVERYONE will hear it.

I wouldn’t blame her, though, nor would I blame Mike for what he’s done.

The thing is, I think through this play, Mike IS finally starting to recall the good times that he had with Lucy…those good moments where there’s no bapping or fighting or such; just two friends having a good time and awkward one on one moments XD.

This realization definitely took some time, though; you could see the gears working in his head from the last few pages of “December.” Which is why I’m confused as to why some people are saying that Mike is “NOW” caring about Lucy. He still does (and, IMO, always has), but he handled his “December” argument incredibly poorly (even though it needed to happen), and he’s finally ready to apologize on his own terms, not because anyone else told him to.

With the amount of damage done, though, it’ll be quite some time before the two of them start becoming friends again :(

Chocothunda April 29, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #244335

Is anyone else just wondering where Chris suddenly came from? Was he at Mike’s feet, and Mike bent down to pick him up, or what?

PoeTheGhost April 29, 2013, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #244339

@Devin: I’m not really hating on Mike but you have to admit, that he wants to have everything his way. when they were all younger, before anyone had mentioned Sandy, it seemed painfully obvious that Mike was crushing hard on Lucy (and mostly all the readers/comments supported him). but then, we are introduced to Sandy in Unfulfilled Fantasy and shippers were split mainly between her and Lucy. Mike was okay with chasing after Lucy when he thought he’d never see/be with Sandy. as a matter of fact it wasn’t until he was in high school and spoke to Sandy, (over the phone) to confirm their relationship, that he decided that he would stop pursuing a dating relationship with Lucy. Mike has been the one to dictate what their relationship will be. (as stated in my earlier comment) Mike didn’t care how Lucy treated him in the past (if he did, he should have said something sooner) it wasn’t until Sandy told Mike that a friend shouldn’t act that way. he was too much of a coward to say anything before the December chapter, choosing rather to ignore her and then leave to find a different lunch table when the new school year starts. and he didn’t hesitate to wish horrible things to happen to her when Sandy suggested that he make amends. Also, I don’t think his reconciliation would have been sincere until the point during the play when he had that memory of them together. and now he’s going to want/expect her to forgive him after all that has happened. Mad Lucy

sen April 29, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #244341

Ah, the classic ‘No wait I suddenly want you now’ ‘too bad I’ve moved on already’ trope. I was wondering when we would get to this part. Too bad Mike would still rather be with Sandy rather than Lucy.

Someguy April 29, 2013, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #244342

@Lime Cake: I’m not allowed to give you a link to the BCI incentive chapter I’m thinking of(Dinner Time). Instead have a response from Taeshi: http://www.formspring.me/taeshi/q/2165565572 … I remember newer responses that mentioned Lucy’s dad being a racecar driver, so that is what i’m going with.

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone and @Henry Wang: Paulo’s mom is in Maraschino(look in the link I posted for Lime Cake) and Abbey’s dad is in prison for being an abusive husband(see Chapter 69: At Loose Ends for more info). He was abusive to his wife, Abbey caught him cheating with some stranger, and then Abraham(the father) tried to threaten Abbey… from what I remember Abraham(the father) is going to be staying in prison for a long time. My memory from that chapter is faulty since I haven’t seen it in months(only chapter I ever avoid… don’t ask me why :nope: ).

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Umm, Lucy’s mother could be worried about Lucy thinking she is ‘abandoning’ her because that is kind of what she would be doing(you know if Lucy’s mom decided to have Lucy stay with her father for a bit). This is how I saw it v:

Lucy’s mom: “I’m sorry sweetie, but I don’t know why you are this way… maybe your father will have better luck at figuring out what is wrong with you. I already talked to him and your brothers and we all think this is what would be best for you.”
Lucy: “What about me? Did you think about talking to me about this?”
Lucy’s mom: “Nope! The decision is final. K thanks bye.”
Me: ಠ_ಠ “I need to read this again tomorrow… maybe then it will make sense.”

I read the beginning of Ten Seconds to Midnight again and it made a big difference. Lucy’s mom is doing what she thinks is best for Lucy since she honestly does not have a clue what is going on with her daughter. Obviously she thinks having outside help(it doesn’t exactly have to be Lucy’s dad) would be better than doing nothing at all… Lucy’s mom has good intention, but her methods need some work. She is trying to be helpful, but by not asking Lucy for her opinion on whatever decision she made(or even sitting down to talk to Lucy one on one about anything really), Lucy’s mom is pretty much just taking away what Lucy has left of her freedom. Sadly, I think this resulted in Lucy’s recent uncaring attitude :(.

Also, Mike was holding Chris’ hand in the previous page. Why are people saying that Chris came out of nowhere? Is it really that hard to believe that Mike just picked him up and handed him to Sue? Well, ignoring the obviously weird fact that Mike handed his baby brother to a friend and ran off to talk to a girl he claims to hate. I’d be confused too, Sue… even if I didn’t know about Mike’s speech in December :/.

supertails19 April 29, 2013, 3:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #244345

To be fair, I could understand if Lucy never decided to make up with Mike. He was absolutely horrible to her so just because he feels guilty, as he darn well should, doesn’t mean anything in this situation. Lucy doesn’t owe him anything, and she should remember that.

Mad Lucy

Rae-Nex April 29, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #244346

I do not think it is a case of “i want you now” but more of a case of “i was an ***, can we still be friends”. or at least something of that nature

A Fan April 29, 2013, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #244347

Great job :) I l’m liking what I’m reading. I hope Mike realises how much he hurt her… But I also can’t shake the feeling that I’m the only person rooting for Mike at this point, and that he’s got a point when he said those things to Lucy… But he went too far
Can’t wait for the next pages!

Geek April 29, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #244348

Yes Mike, yes good go have a feelings jam and finally come to your senses this is the first thing you’ve done in a long time that hasn’t just made me want to punch you in your stupid furry jaw. Go. Stop for no one.

Lizzie April 29, 2013, 4:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #244349

@TheRealSomeone. Ironically enough, I already read most of those web comics, including Better Days all though I have not read the second one, and enjoyed most of them, save the ones I have not read because I have no opinion on them yet, thank you for the recommendations and I hope you give the ones I suggested a shot. :)

Devin April 29, 2013, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #244350

Wow excellent addition to the arc I cant wait for more~!

Violet-eyed-warrior April 29, 2013, 6:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #244351

asdfGHJKL; EXCITES :love:

Kasey April 29, 2013, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #244352

You know its about to get real when Sue shows her disapproving face

xKrisx April 29, 2013, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #244353

Mike must be having some feelings for lucy.

hurry up and update it. i am itching to know what happens. will a love triangle form?

shiraru April 29, 2013, 6:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #244354

Mike and Lucy are going to resolve their problems like mature, responsible adults.

LOL JK

qwup April 29, 2013, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #244355

@supertails19
I don’t understand why Lucy would want ‘a say so’ if she was going to see her dad. I think she would be a happy to see him… and why would sending her daughter to see her father be ‘abandoning’ her? EVEN IF she didn’t have a say so why would going to see her father give her a feel of abandonment?
I would imagine it would have to involve Mike. Since her only goal really is to avoid him.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 29, 2013, 6:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #244356

hoHO so the king of cock bags thinks he can be that much of an *** and than just cuz his handler, sandy, said its fine for him to be friends with her BAM its okay and lucy should just forgive him, screw that. ya see this is why i hate mike im pretty sure he has mental problems, bipolar, borderline personality, obsessive tendencies, and narcacism to name a few, the boys got PROBLEMS!

anonymous April 29, 2013, 6:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #244357

I KNEW IT! This whole time eversince he gave lucy that look when she was all pretty I was thinking mike its waaayyy too late. I mean, she’s getting into.a happy relationship and your always saying how you want to stay with sandy, only like the pretty ones, huh mike? Remember near the start of the story when he got all those luv notes from girls and he was saying how the older grades are starting to look less and less like their grade, so although he tried to be modest but that’s only part of him, the wanting to fit in part. And heallready crushed lucy! But if he gets rejected ill be sad if he gets accepted then still confused, so idk LOL

paula April 29, 2013, 6:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #244358

There we go… I’m glad to see that Lucy hasn’t forgotten. I’m glad to see that she’s the one pulling away… and I’m kind of glad that Mike is going to get shot down and burned, or that’s what I’m hoping at least.

Still, it’s this very regret that makes me hate his guts so much… If he had decided he hated Lucy then he should have had the conviction to stick to his guns. As it is, he didn’t really hate her, he remembers good times, he was just angry and wanted to hurt her. And hurt her he did… Real bad. And now I would very much like to see him suffer in kind.

Allsmiles April 29, 2013, 6:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #244359

OH SNAPPPPPP!!!!!

Rue April 29, 2013, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #244360

I can’t wait to see what it going to happen 8-D

DekuMarth April 29, 2013, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #244361

Mike totally deserves that “get the **** away from me” look.

Feel guilty, Mike. I hope you feel it in your bones, and part of me hopes Lucy doesn’t forgive him.

Neveko April 29, 2013, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #244362

Mike deserved that after the way he treated Lucy like garbage. And who knows…
Maybe he’ll FINALLY realize that Lucy’s the one for him and not Sandy
(Oh, God PLEASE let that happen!)

MIKExLUCY 4EVR!!!

NoName XD April 29, 2013, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #244363

I hope when Mike goes to talk to Lucy he sees her kissing Paulo and he gets all jealous. That would be hella funny.

Idk April 29, 2013, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #244364

I love the “wait…I just realised ” look Mike had in 3

kitty April 29, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #244365

I’m pretty sure Mike wouldn’t be able to talk to Lucy face to face. She would have problary slammed the door shut and locked it before he could even reach her. XD

Eyexofxtiger April 29, 2013, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #244366

…RE-JEEECCTEEEDDD!!!!~ :unsure:

NegaSimon April 29, 2013, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #244367

I haven’t commented up until now but I like this comic alot. =D

Alot of people at first argued there’s so much drama, but I feel this is exactly what this comic is meant to be. And it’s not so corny or over-done, but well balanced and you bring them in very smoothly. I like it alot ^^ Especially the characters in this comic too.

LunixEsquire April 29, 2013, 7:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #244368

I just want healing. That’s all I’m asking for. Healing.

Maybe Mike can get the ball rolling, even if his actions-whatever they are-indirectly start the ball rolling for the both of them. That’s all.

P.S.

THE FEEEEELS.

@NoName XD
That ship sank ages ago, darling. You’re really just swimming around at this point. owo

Yaschiri April 29, 2013, 8:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #244369

I am actually pretty angry about mikes expression when lucy pulls away. like I don’t think he should feel sad because he deserves it, Mike should have known that reaction was going to occur and not been so surprised. Bleh man he must be feeling pretty god dang awful about everything. Yes Lucy is not completely innocent but gosh. I…

M April 29, 2013, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #244370

I think it might be a little too late for Mike to grow a conscience for his actions. Lucy has been pretty badly damaged. I don’t know it she’ll just roll over and take his kindness now.

EternalOne April 29, 2013, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #244371

@Yaschiri. Stop killing the Mike X Lucy dreams of people. ;_; We all know that ship is almost dead, almost. There is a very small hope that Mike and Lucy can get together and I will not have it shot Furious Abbey. I will fight for the USS MikeXLucy till my last breath and I will never give up, no mater what. Mad Lucy. Look we all want Lucy too heal and at this point and only a few things can help her with the healing. I bet hearing Mike give a honest apologie to her might help. But moving on might also help as well.

Devin April 29, 2013, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #244372

There are only two pages left for this chapter. I’m going to say that Mike doesn’t get to talk to her. He’s going to go to find her and she’s going to be with someone and that’s going to stop him from approaching her.

Witacurr April 29, 2013, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #244373

Dude, you crushed her entire being. What did you expect? Welcoming, forgiving arms?
Honestly, I hope that when he tries to apologize, Lucy rejects him every ounce of bitter hatred he showed her in December 8-D
Yeah I know I’m mean but I feel he deserves to feel some pain after what he did to Lucy. It was just too horrible :(

Sambo April 29, 2013, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #244374

My analisis: Lucy was acting this whole time. When they reherst it was her pretending. My interpritation is the play scenes were kinda her goodbye to mike. As soon as the play was over she has a disgust face toward mike. And realy who could blame her. Mike has pretty much declared her an obamanation. As bad as she had been to him in the past she showed very clearly what he ment to her. Lucys shed tears for that *****. I have always understood where mike was comming from but strongly disagreed with how far he took it. As a male i’ve been in the possition where a girl who i’m close to likes me and knows were just friends, however if i talk to another girl at all it hurts my friend. To the point when they finnaly move on u feel freedome. While looking for your own happyness u try to not hurt the other person and u feel like a prisoner. Mike and Lucy have so much history that its hard for mike not to slip back into how things were, like he never said those horride things. All the play scenes to me with lucy in it feel like an omosh to how things used to be, and that the character is moving foward from that point. That may have been the last mikexlucy. I know somethings up, and god that disgust in her face on him was just priceless. She looked at him like he’s the obamanation. U can realy feel her hate or disgust toward him. (Would a fist fight solve everything :x) All i know is there’s no turning back lucys accepted how it is, however i still don’t get the randome make out, or intervention her family gave her. Next pannel when mike confronts her i’m definet were not only going to know where she stands, but were going to get our answers. Knowing Taeshi there’s going to be such a twist. So toon in next panel, Same cat time, Same cat Page.

JustSomeCritic April 29, 2013, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #244375

I haven’t commented in a while but I gotta say this is some good stuff here.

I particularly LOVE Lucy’s expression in the 4th panel. That’s a great, ****** off look that I don’t think I’ve seen from this comic. Good work Veronica!

Mike April 29, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #244376

Mike are you finally realizing after all this time? :O

great work tea!

MT April 29, 2013, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #244377

Yes… YES! Destroy his heart just like he destroyed yours, Lucy >:3

Rusco Istar April 29, 2013, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #244378

OHSHIT stuff is about to go DOWN. 8-)
Man if only Paulo got to see the look on Mike’s FACE. :)
Proud of cha’ Lucy. Make him chase you. c: Make him UNDERSTAND THE PAIN. ._.
I have issues..

Doodles April 29, 2013, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #244379

mmmmm seems like maybe THAT knocked some sense on to him?

Vainilla April 29, 2013, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #244381

And Mike proves to be yet again inconsiderate as **** while chasing after doing what’s “right”. You don’t just give your director -who is making an effort to compliment you- your younger brother so you can chase after a girl who glared at you who you also told only about a month ago that she’s parasitic. Who’s the parasite now, ********. Go away.

Hazel April 29, 2013, 10:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #244382

:D I’ve jumped onto the bandwagon with reading this comic and I do love it to death. I love the character development because it feels REAL. Many comics fail to keep an audience because they make characters TOO perfect or the relationships become TOO perfect. BSCB makes the characters and situations fairly realistic in the pain, anguish, joy, and laughter people can have in their lives with their friends, family, and significant-others. You can look at these characters and —despite that they are cats— you can look into your own life and go, “Hey, I know/knew someone like that”. Or even, “Hey, I am/was like that at that age”. Or even if you’re STILL like that. #^_^#

:unsure: From personal experience, I think I was more a Mike type of character in some ways but more like Lucy in other ways in Elementary school. I was like Lucy, in that I was a loner, picked on, could never make friends back then. Even the TEACHERS picked on me and one or two along the way were even a little abusive. So I shunned most people out. However, when around one of my best friends at the time, she became more like Lucy and I was Mike. She would hockey-check me into lockers just because she thought it was funny how I made noises when smacking into the lockers. (Yeah even we didn’t know why we were still friends later on in life). So I became the Mike character there. Abused by a close friend. :(

:nope: But I can say I NEVER EVER said ANYTHING like Mike did to Lucy in this comic. I never said I hated anyone, couldn’t stand them, never wanted to be around them, purely hated them for any reason, or even said that friends would follow me instead of be friends with them. Even that abusive kind of friend I never said that too. I can understand WHY he said it of course, but it was extremely harsh. A friend normally doesn’t do those things and I feel like Sandy’s concern kind of geared him up. My Mom does that to me all the time. She gets me geared up to be even more angry or upset at something than I would have been if I didn’t over-think things. D:

Mad Lucy So yes, I understand where he’s coming from with that. However, I don’t like how he’s acting now. (Not to say I don’t absolutely love the comic! I do! Love love love! And I love all the characters <3). He did seem to get jealous over Paolo being in Lucy’s dressing room and not only did he seem jealous, he seemed a bit hurt she didn’t share what happened, and of course neither did Paolo. And neither of them should have to! And in these panels he looks like he’s confused about why she’s pulling away from him. Which I find completely stupid on his part because it’s plainly obvious. Mike seems to feel a victim of Lucy lashing out, and she’s not even lashing out, she’s just leaving him flat. And he has NO RIGHT to feel a victim or hurt or upset with her after what he said to her. Anyone would be crushed after hearing that. (Bittersweet Candybowl just turned into Candy Crush Saga. HAH! *bad joke* 8-D)

Furious Abbey And honestly, it would be a really REALLY long time before I forgave ANYONE for ever saying something like that to me. I hate you, I can’t stand you, I always have? Nope. And then to rub salt into the wounds, he says that all her other friends will leave because they’re really just friends with her because of him? Absolutely not! Which is poor Lucy’s biggest fear and he KNOWS that and STILL he uses that to hurt her even more? I’m not even sure I WOULD forgive something like that. Especially not from a so-called best friend. Hell even people I rarely see that are more like acquaintances, if they said that to me, I’d be absolutely crushed. ._.

8-) So yes, I think Lucy is being completely rational in her emotional state. Everyone seems to jump all over her depression when in reality it’s a normal reaction. Even Lucy curling up in fetal position and falling apart when they couldn’t find Mike was NORMAL. She thought he was DEAD! They were supposed to be like best friends. I’d have the same reaction of I thought my best friend was dead. Everyone elses reaction was also normal, some people handle those situations well, and look for the best. They hoped and tried to stay encouraged that Mike was fine after his fall. But people react like Lucy too, curling up, and thinking the worst. ;_;

:O And even now, Lucy’s reaction is totally normal for some people. There’s the crying alone in your room phase, the I-don’t-want-to-be-around-people phase, the phase where you look at the sky and wish and wonder why, and then there’s the numb phase to keep your sanity. Now she’s snapping out of that and returning to rationally being angry and hurt and upset at Mike for betraying her like that because she’s realized she has a RIGHT to be mad and upset at him. Everyone gets that phase of wondering if they have the RIGHT to feel the emotions they’re having. So Lucy seems to have validated her angry and upset feelings and is going with them like she has every right to. :P

:x As for the making out with Paolo moment, also normal. Unfortunately, I don’t like the idea of it, but it still is normal for some people. Lucy was probably still in her numbed phase but asking herself if she still, after everything, had feelings for Mike. Whether it was feelings of friendship or more. So she used Paolo to validate those feelings and questions too. Making out with him probably either proved to her that she either could drop Mike and still survive or forgive Mike because even if he said all of those horrible things to her she could still forgive him, regardless. I don’t like the idea of her using Paolo, but at the same time, he may not seem to mind. And who knows? Things could always change. Life changes in the blink of an eye and the future is never certain even if you plan it. :)

Mark of Mana April 29, 2013, 11:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #244384

Lol, what, did he forget?

MIKE. COME ON.

Shi-chan April 29, 2013, 11:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #244385

@Yaschiri
DO NOT CRUSH MY HOPE!
The ship is gone but we have lifeboats…

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 29, 2013, 11:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #244386

Welcome, @Mark_of_Mana. Good comment.

Cilicia April 30, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #244387

AAAH WHAT

jared the g April 30, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #244388

Mike deserves what ever pain Lucy will bring onto him for abandoning her those years.

Hamsterzrule April 30, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #244390

@A fan: With Mike it is more of a case of: “Aww, you really do care. Huh? Why did you take your hand back like that? Is something wrong? Hey wait, I just want to talk to you for a while.” With Lucy it is more like: “Finally this play is done with. Hmm? Hey jerk can I have my hand back? Quit staring, you already have a girlfriend. Idiot. With Sue: “Hey there’s Mike maybe I can get some attention from him. Why did you give me your baby brother? Where are you going in such a rush?”

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Basically Lucy’s mom is giving up on making Lucy better on her own… that is where the “abandonment” comes in. Lucy’s mom is going to send Lucy away in order to get her some help and Lucy’s mom is worried that Lucy might think of that as abandonment. I don’t know if the plan is to have Lucy see her father, but if it is then Lucy would most likely be sent over there while Lucy’s mom stays with Jordan… I don’t know what Sam will be doing(hopefully not driving D: ).

Also, if there is one thing I know about teenagers is that they want to be able to choose what they do, not be told to drop what they have planned and do whatever you have planned. In some cases that could work out just fine, but I often see teens become rebellious instead.

@Yaschiri: There is the possibility that this could all be a way to make Mike suffer a little before he can earn forgiveness for going too far in December… as long as Lucy doesn’t decide to become extra abusive then everything should be fine… unless you are a korat named Mike, all I have to say about that is good luck Mike because you are going to need it and that you really need to talk to Lucy before things get out of hand.

^ *sigh* Mike isn’t going to get the chance to apologize or even a chance to attempt to fix all of this. Well not anytime soon :(.

supertails19 April 30, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #244391

God damn Mike… be her friend or her lover with all you have, or let her move on and live her own life. Either you like her or can’t stand her - MAKE UP YOUR FREAKING MIND!!

Chinatsu April 30, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #244392

Chirst, thats an evil-hating glare from Lucy

Torahiko April 30, 2013, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #244394

@supertails19
What plans does Lucy have? Suffer alone in depression? I can’t think of an outcome where her mother would think she is ‘abandoning’ her and Lucy would want ‘a say so’ is unless it involves Mike. Since “December” it has pretty been her goal to cut herself off from the world. I understand her mother sending her to her father’s mind seem athat she is ‘abandoning’ her daughter but I really don’t see why Lucy won’t want to go see her dad.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 30, 2013, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #244395

I feel so bad for Lucy…all she wants is Mike to love her.

I love all these characters so much, I don’t know which couple to ship!! :question:
:unsure: & Mad Lucy, or 8-) & Mad Lucy…or 8-) & ;_; or 8-) & Tess or ;_; & Furious Abbey or…or…OR…AAAAARRRRRGH I CAN’T DECIDE THEY’RE ALL TOO CUTE!!!

…there should be an emoticon for Tess… Just puttin’ that out there =3

kaminari683 April 30, 2013, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #244396

I feel so bad for Lucy…all she wants is Mike to love her.\\r\\n\\r\\nI love all these characters so much, I don\\\’t know which couple to ship!! :question:\\r\\n :unsure: & Mad Lucy, or 8-) & Mad Lucy…or 8-) & ;_; or 8-) & Tess or ;_; & Furious Abbey or…or…OR…AAAAARRRRRGH I CAN\\\’T DECIDE THEY\\\’RE ALL TOO CUTE!!!\\r\\n\\r\\n…there should be an emoticon for Tess… Just puttin\\\’ that out there =3

kaminari683 April 30, 2013, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #244397

I feel so bad for Lucy…all she wants is Mike to love her.\\r\\n\\r\\nI love all these characters so much, I don\\\’t know which couple to ship!! :question:\\r\\n :unsure: & Mad Lucy, or 8-) & Mad Lucy…or 8-) & ;_; or 8-) & Tess or ;_; & Furious Abbey or…or…OR…AAAAARRRRRGH I CAN\\\’T DECIDE THEY\\\’RE ALL TOO CUTE!!!\\r\\n\\r\\n…there should be an emoticon for Tess… Just puttin\\\’ that out there =3

kaminari683 April 30, 2013, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #244399

Mad Lucy :smirk:
._. ;_;
:) XD
And these are my ships.
Read them and weep.
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Chrome April 30, 2013, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #244405

epic I love this comic

surbet11 April 30, 2013, 2:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #244407

I know this is immature but: WHERE’S MIKES FACE!!!!!!!!

JustSomeCritic April 30, 2013, 3:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #244408

Ok! I finally caught up with the story! :D

But maaaaan I’m so looking forward to the next update!! This is a great webcomic, Taeshi & Souppy ^ ^ Weird and a bit random, awesome and fully story-driven by now. Not to mention the artistic improvement!

This webcomic’s now earned a place among my forever-open browser tags <3

4hStar April 30, 2013, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244409

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone:
Be guilty of domestic violent can’t be the only reason of being put into prison for years. Abbey’s father must have done something worse. And I want to know what it is.
I had already known Paulo’s parents divorced, but I want to know where and what and who is Paulo’s Mother.

Henry Wang April 30, 2013, 4:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #244410

No, Michael, DON’T!

thedragon133 April 30, 2013, 5:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #244411

Personally. I Don’t see the Problem. They Just need to Leave each other alone. to hell with the Friends and Stuff. Just ignore Each other.

Krimzon April 30, 2013, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #244412

Okay mike I know where u are coming from I’m in a long distance relationship too so I know how u feel but saying u hate her and then acting surprised at her reaction?? How stupid can u get??

blehblehbleh! April 30, 2013, 9:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #244413

@blehblehbleh!
WELL SAID! Everybody seems to be thinking it’s Lucy’s fault lately and she deserves to be hated. But come on, it’s Mike that has done the most cruel thing of all. You know what that’s called? Spite.

Rylan April 30, 2013, 9:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #244414

@Rylan: Mike is not as sad as you two said. He is (always) very confused and helpless. And mixed with a bit sadness or fear.

To be continue…

Henry Wang April 30, 2013, 10:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #244415

Sue’s been relegated to babysitter…….

Huh? April 30, 2013, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #244416

@Henry Wang
ASK TAESHI! It is said in the story he is in Prison!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 30, 2013, 11:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #244417

Mike is (always / right now) very confused and helpless. And mixed with a bit sadness or fear.
He seldom thinks carefully before speaks out. That has caused a lot of problems. I hope Mike won’t be another Paulo (, you should know that Paulo made a fool of himself just now) .

What about Lucy?
She is the most important character in this comic. A powerful girl with unique personalities. Of course, she is far too weak to be considered as the symbol of strength at the moment, for she sometimes be driven mad easily. Maybe she is developing as quickly as possible by herself.

How about Paulo?
…A “genius” always with his own idea… …’Like father, like son.’…

And Sue?
A HongKong-like person.

Henry Wang April 30, 2013, 11:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #244418

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone:
That is not the key point.
“ASK TAESHI!”
—if I can.

I knew that Abbey’s father is in prison. I want to know what for, it seems that he was a civil servant before that thing.
domestic violent + attempted murder + bribe-taking + dereliction of duty = spend you spare lifetime in prison…

Henry Wang April 30, 2013, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #244419

p.s.
If you don’t know the answer of the two questions, why not ask someone else, such as supertails19?

Henry Wang April 30, 2013, 11:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #244420

*Part of my comment before:

Henry Wang April 30, 2013, 11:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #244421

Mike is (always / right now) very confused and helpless. And mixed with a bit sadness or fear.
He seldom thinks carefully before speaks out. That has caused a lot of problems. I hope Mike won’t be another Paulo (, you should know that Paulo made a fool of himself just now) .

What about Lucy?
She is the most important character in this comic. A powerful girl with unique personalities. Of course, she is far too weak to be considered as the symbol of strength at the moment, for she sometimes be driven mad easily. Maybe she is developing as quickly as possible by herself.

Henry Wang April 30, 2013, 11:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #244422

@Henry Wang
Reread the chapter. If you can’t find your answer than ask Taeshi! If you can’t find the answer in the chapter then none of us know either.
Also stop spamming the comments. Just edit one. And don’t double post.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 30, 2013, 11:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #244423

Mike, Miiiiiiiiike, you’re gonna pull a hollywood on us? Really really?

Sue looks like she might just slap the smack out of you, if she doesn’t stop you.

Welgaea April 30, 2013, 12:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #244425

@Welgaea
What do you mean by: “pull a hollywood”

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 30, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #244426

@Henry Wang: domestic violence IS a big deal. Almost killing your wife as a result of that domestic violence (and trying to run away afterwards) IS a serious crime.
Maybe justice acts as it should in the BCB world?

Also, regarding the info on other characters… We only know what we read in the story. Authors may choose to reveal no further info, if they so desire. You can ask them, but they’re under no obligation to provide an answer for that. It might be explained/mentioned in the story later on, or it may remain a secret. It’s their choice (and sometimes, a resource). In this case, Taeshi has chosen to provide those in the BCBifc with additional bits of info in the extra strips, and also with goodies; and that’s just fine! We still get the comic itself for free, and she still has a Formspring account in which she answers questions (and she also does so in these comments).

You are entitled to your opinnion, such as not liking the BCBifc, but just remember how many stories we’ve read in which we did not ask the author about some things that were not thoroughly explained, and still we could live with it õ_õ

4hStar April 30, 2013, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #244427

@mark_of_mana your comment is Awesome B)

foxiepox April 30, 2013, 2:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #244428

Michael…

YOUARESOSTUPID ._.

xx April 30, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #244429

oooohhhh this is when they talk and say sorry maybe i hope i want them to be friends :unsure: :smirk: :question:

auto April 30, 2013, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #244430

OH GAWD! MIKES EYES ARE GONE. Lucy must have taken them so he has gone to retrieve them. That or he had a child who “Has his eyes”

Pinecone11898 April 30, 2013, 5:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #244431

NO MIKE DON’T DO ANYTHING CRAZY!
Your taken! Think abbot SANDY! D:

Transparent April 30, 2013, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #244432

Lol Sue’s face in the last panel

CookieWookie April 30, 2013, 6:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #244433

You show him Lucy!

PKThicket April 30, 2013, 7:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #244434

SCREAMS CHRIS YOU CUTIE

Artii April 30, 2013, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #244435

-____-;;
Mike
You suck
/conflicted emotions

silveryogurt April 30, 2013, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #244436

@4hStar: Agree with you. I am interested in main characters’ background. Authors have the right to decide whether published works.

Henry Wang April 30, 2013, 9:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #244437

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone:
I will not spamming the comments (at least “seldom”) .
“double comment = double attention” p.s. it seems that it also “= double dislike”

Well, how do you like my comments on characters (and you and Neveko)?

p.s. It seems that I am thought to be a “250”. This is the 251st comment.

Henry Wang April 30, 2013, 9:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #244439

Oh f*** yeah. It’s great to see the power shift leaning towards Lucy for once! 8-D I can’t wait to see the rest of this chapter.

Jupi April 30, 2013, 9:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #244440

@Henry Wang
I see my name mentioned…why did you bring me up specifically? Christ, do people need to pick on me when I’m not even doing anything now?
And yes, you do post a lot of comments that could just be edited together (which is often called “spamming” in many circles).

Neveko April 30, 2013, 10:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #244441

@Henry Wang
“double comment = double attention”-Henry Wang
No it is called spamming. If people don’t pay attention to you the first time, they won’t a second time.

What Character? I am real person you know!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 30, 2013, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #244526

I hope that in this arc, Lucy will finally grow an independence stick and wack Mike with it.

“I don’t need you! No seriously, I don’t, no tsun tsun in this sentence!”

Just-A-Lurker May 1, 2013, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #244630

MIKE HAS NO FACE IN THE LAST PANEL!! WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS FAAAAAAACE!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

MicroWolf May 2, 2013, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #245436

AND CRIS RANDOMLY APEARS IN MIKE’S HANDS -3-

butterflyslicer May 11, 2013, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #249680

Ouch. D: That was a look so… spiteful, even I felt it. And here mike was, feeling GUILTY for once and not having his mind set on a girl who didn’t even live close to him, and Lucy was just like ‘haha, NOPE, sorry, Buster, you missed your chance’. You can’t say Mike didn’t deserve it at least a little though. :/
Well, if one thing’s for sure, there’s going to be trouble on the next page! ;)

Sarathewise June 16, 2013, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #257644

So he gives Chris to Sue, but he wasn’t seen holding her. HE MUST BE MAGIC D:

ShizuTheCat August 26, 2013, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #263089

Someone said, “why anger”? She’s had to act that she loves him for a play. She had to hug him. She had to hold the hand of the person who called her a parasite and screamed at her that he hated her. I’d be pretty ****ing angry if I even had to look at that person, let alone pretend I liked them.

Vix October 25, 2013, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #265570

This…. Oh god, this…. I’m reading this whole chapter again I just cried like no body’s business. Paulo has a right to call Mike an *******. When I was in the 3rd grade I had a major crush on my best friend but I didn’t forget about my other friends. Mike… You need to think about your actions a bit more! Sometimes I wish Sandy never existed. :unsure: is that bad…?

Poptart-chan November 13, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #284599

DONT YOU F***ING DO IT MICHEAL YOU LOSt YOUR CHANCE

TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 2:07 PM EST.

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