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Paulo, buddy…broski. Best pick-up line 2013.
I’m honestly curious if he can actually follow through with it. Will his nerves get the best of him? And if and when he finally does come out with it, lets her know how he feels… will rejection be the outcome, or will we have some sweet to the bitterness in this mix and match candy bowl…
Monday seems so long away now
ALSO! - Holy ****, is her bow not on?!
Someone February 22, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
So articulate! And Lucy’s just looking at him like, “Getting real tired of your ****, Paulo.” Either way though, you can just tell from his reaction that there’s no way he’s going to say it. He seems like the kind of person who needs a huge amount of time to say anything of any significance whatsoever. He’s either going to force it now, and have it come out terribly, or he’s going to try to tell Lucy after the play, and he wont be able to find her. Either way, Paulo just can’t win. Let’s just hope he can actually say something though. Either way though, she does look quite nice in a hoodie. At least, I think it’s a hoodie.
Three. There are three fates.
Nikita February 22, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Poopy February 22, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Oh the ten thousand evil fates… Beaten by 13 seconds out of my rightful throne as king of the comments. The humanity!
Eh, may as well get to the actual comment.
Oh, god, Paulo. Don’t screw it up now. You’re so close! I can picture him desperately trying to get the words out while Lucy glares at him until Sue shows back up, screams at him, and hauls Lucy onstage. The battle of Kursk was the largest tank battle in history. It’s probably for the best, though. If by some miracle he DOES manage to form a coherent “I love you”, Lucy’ll be so shocked that she’ll never be able to recite her lines, and she certainly won’t be able to face Mike onstage. Then Sue will murder Paulo, and Mike will laugh as Lucy cries over his grave. And I know we don’t want that to happen.
Comrade February 22, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Lucy is dressed in a black robe… and Paulo is being awkward. Anyone else getting worried about what is going to happen next?
Paulo if you are trying to impress Lucy with your coolness let me just say: You’re doing it wrong.
Breathe Paulo and keep your eyes on the prize.
Lucy’s pink bow has been replaced by the reaper’s robe. That is some symbolism .
supertails19 February 22, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Frodomann1 February 22, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
omg say it paulo !
Mari February 22, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.
Lucyxpaulo27 February 22, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
Woah 9th post
Not bad for me
… i wish i had something better to say but i dont. Suspense and stuff. Nice page c:
shaaa February 22, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
This is going great so far.
Yxela007 February 22, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
T-THAT LAST FACE
mint February 22, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.
Seems we get another look into Lucy’s cold, dead, soulless eyes. Looks like she still has some stuff that needs to be dealt with.
Dudeler February 22, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
ahhh, I adore Paulo’s expressions. <3
Well…let’s see how this plays out.
SaBasse February 22, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
Hurry up Paulo!! Tell her you love her!!!!
Bittersweet_PauloxLucy February 22, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
*twitch* git on with it!
Alex Kitsune February 22, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
5th panel is staring into my soul…
Ember February 22, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
Man oh man Can I relate to Paulo right now. Confessing is really tough, especially to a crush you had for a long time. Come on Paulo, bring your courage, you only have a few minutes left before she is on!
Blaze33405 February 22, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.
Where’s David to shout “AWKWARD!” when you need him?
Qsandas February 22, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.
Paulo you just fk it up
HybridOtho February 22, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.
Awwwww Paulo~ you’re so cute~
Show her you mean business!
And a toast, to the tragedy that will shortly befall him.
melancholia February 22, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
Right, by now not even a Monty Python joke can get me through this, Paulo, be the eight grade boss again and just do it.
Ardoasms5 February 22, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.
Wow he’s got a way with the ladies, or not lol, who wants to bet he bitches out
lov/hate/hurt February 22, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.
Lucy’s actual part in the play: grim reaper
Todd February 22, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.
Now, chances are I’ll wait all weekend for the words to come out of his mouth on Monday, and I’ll reload the page, and there will be a scene change…I need more to do with my life
Yana February 22, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.
Aha so cute btw HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID I remember cause its also my bday!
Midstrike February 22, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.
Go ‘n get her, Paulo! Though I’m still voting for the obvious pairing, this is one I wouldn’t mind, either ^.^
Lost_Cookie February 22, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.
Lucy’s looking pretty good in her Monk #4 costume.
It also sorta-kinda looks like that might just be a conspicuously colored dude, which would be funny.
Curtisimo - Long time, no sea.
Curtisimo February 22, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.
“Crap. Do I go ********** or awkward-shy guy?”
DarkCrystal828 February 22, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.
Oh my GOD! The SUSPENSE! IT’S KILLING ME!
Grant February 22, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.
That was about as granite. lol
starfighter105 February 22, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.
@Nikita: I have ten thousand. Plus a few hundred more I’d forgotten about.
Comrade February 22, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.
Nikita February 22, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.
Nailed it! 8)
Demetrois February 22, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.
Paulo’s a sharp guy when it comes to Lucy. Pannel 2 tells me that he’s thinking “something’s not right” and is awkwardly just trying ease her mood. Maybe he WON’T confess afterall.
Subaru February 22, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.
Jeez. Lucy doesn’t even look the least bit surprised to see him there, much less happy. If I didn’t know she was going through a tough time I would assume she’s just a huge bitch, haha.
Jupi February 22, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.
Best pick-up line ever.
FadeIntoFlame February 22, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.
@Nikita: You scare me…
Comrade February 22, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.
GAAAAHHHH!!!!!! [Head violently explodes] so much drama. PAULO stop bein a ***** and tell Lucy how you feel about her.
The foolish one February 22, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.
omg, lucy, where is your mouth? you need a mouth!
Alpharius February 22, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.
Where’s your Bagration now?
Nikita February 22, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.
Even Paulo feels uncomfortable in the skin of who he used to be. Character development, or just that nervous?
Also she’s dressed in a sack. If he truly does think she looks nice enough to mention, even in blathering awkwardness, that’s significant.
Hazel February 22, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.
as much as im against pauloxlucy… this was pretty freakin adorable <3
Bleh February 22, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.
Haha, Paulo. You make me smile, you poor thing. Dig deep down and pull up that caring and gentle nice guy that you are but hardly ever show. c: If ever there is a time for it, it’s now. :3
Even if there is no confession, I feel like maybe he’ll still do a bit of good for her. I hope so anyway.
Yaschiri February 22, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.
Paulo, I love you man, but don’t mess Lucy up for the play… Sue will make sure you will never see Lucy again, or anything else for that matter!
Anthony_frost February 22, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.
the fact that lucy isn’t even dressed up
and paulo is still super flustered at the sight of her
somebody give these two cuties a medal
isabelle February 22, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.
I notice how almost everyone has a glimmer in their eye except Lucy….
LAWLALWLLL February 22, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.
I’ve always loved how incredibly smooth Paulo was.
The Real Lee February 22, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.
woooow nicely done Paulo.
Rylan February 22, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.
Aww Paulo you’re such a dork! I love you. Just go ahead and do it already!
Purple Platypi February 22, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.
Goddammit Paulo. I know you can do better than this.
Or nevermind, when the stakes are high we tend to lose control so… best of luck!
ZoeStellan February 22, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.
Paulo you have like less of 5 minutes to confess bud :U Let’s face it, he will have to wait a little more to do it and judging by Lucy’s actual condition, I don’t think it will turn out the way he would like to. I guess he will confess in a dramatic/desperate way in the end…Or maybe we’ll have to wait to yet another chapter to see that happen :X
KarmaKitty February 22, 2013, 12:50 AM EST.
@Dudeler: Nah, Lucy is just getting ready for her part in the play as the ghost of Christmas Future . Wow, imagine if this was just a holiday themed play .
@melancholia: Let’s celebrate this joyous occasion by a toast to another relationship that Paulo is struggling to maintain or even hold onto long enough for it to be called a relationship. May he find happiness with somebody eventually *clinks glass of milk* .
@DarkCrystal828: Paulo should choose the one that Lucy fell in love with because acting like his 8th grade self might just make Lucy want to uhh injure him .
@Comrade: With the way Lucy is looking at Paulo i’m just going to say she might not care about whatever he has to say right now .
@isabelle: I give Paulo an A for the effort, a C because he is too nervous to look at Lucy while he complimented her, and a B because he hasn’t been kicked out of the room yet. One small step for Paulo, one giant leap for PauloXLucy supporters . I wonder how long before everything comes crashing down .
supertails19 February 22, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.
Cat got your tongue?
(I hope we were all thinking it.)
honeybee February 22, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.
Lucy looks pretty cute on this page. Her face seems very soft and her eyes more gentle than they usually are. Her brows aren’t furrowed or unamused either. She just seems more open than usual. I also like how her ears are folded back the way they are. There still is that lingering…anguish I shall call it in the blue of her eyes.
I wonder what role she’s going to play that requires the use of a…monk robe? No, looks more like a “traveler” robe. Wait, it’s a cloak, but that’s like a robe. Anyways.
Careful with your approach, Paulo—you’re stepping into a field full of land mines. Less on the “Alpha Male” approach, but don’t coat yourself with too much sugar that you come off as a pansy. The best thing you can do now is to let her know you’re there for her and you should probably encourage her on her upcoming performance. Don’t hit on her looks too much—it might appear desperate or lewd to someone like Lucy.
If you want to lay on the honey, do it after the play, but not on the eve of Lucy’s performance. Oh, and always be mindful of the “white elephant”. Tons of those in this comic.
Blank On Purpose February 22, 2013, 1:18 AM EST.
Pffft… What a loser.
(I would probably react the same way if I were to finally act and confess to my crush >///////>)
Rusco Istar February 22, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.
Lucy looks new. I mean, she looks different. As in, strong. She’s just not…broken looking anymore. Gaah I’m not good with words.
Also @Nikita GODDAMMIT WHY
Wat February 22, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.
http://www.google.com/imgres? q=scarecrow+batman&hl=en&sa=X&biw=1356&bih=634&tbm =isch&tbnid=mVpayUg9irQAGM:&imgrefurl=http:// eddiexeclipse.deviantart.com/art/Scarecrow-Batman- Arkham-Asylum- 136138631&docid=ZPIIxdKojHgz5M&imgurl=http:// fc05.deviantart.net/fs28/i/2009/249/d/c/ Scarecrow_Batman_Arkham_Asylum_by_EddiexEclipse.jp g&w=600&h=433&ei=iBAnUb- MEpDTigLdnIHwBg&zoom=1&ved=1t:3588,i: 177&iact=rc&dur=355&sig=100131570875701371881&page =1&tbnh=171&tbnw=255&start=0&ndsp=19&tx=154&ty=94
Sorry, man, but he scares me way more than anyone else can!
Oh, and Bagration is still in Byelorussia. It will always be there.
P.S. Don’t make fun of what happened with the picture! I may be a World War expert, but I’m a novice with anything computers.
Comrade February 22, 2013, 1:32 AM EST.
Awe this time tae takes it from me bummer but i couldnt beat her here and yes paulo she is a beautiful as ever.
DinR February 22, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.
Paulo!!! YOU ARE ADORABLE!!!
I want my own Paulo…
Silvere February 22, 2013, 1:34 AM EST.
Holy hera. Lucy without her pink bow
Stridon95 February 22, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.
Am I the only one whose curious about the play? I’m not sure what it’s about but it seems interesting. Also, this is what I see happening: Paulo is going to try to tell her but ether Lucy or Sue will kick him out/Lucy will go on stage. After that I predict Paulo will watch the play and be like this when Lucy starts to sing. This will just strengthen his convictions to tell her. He’ll try to see her afterwords, but won’t get the chance. What happens next? I’m not sure but I know there will be drama.
Marissa February 22, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.
In my thought there might be some kisses going around at the end of this chapter…. hahahaha
jun yang February 22, 2013, 1:39 AM EST.
Classic Paulo first response tactic; when in doubt, say something that involves the word babe
paulosawesome February 22, 2013, 2:05 AM EST.
Hmm. Interesting wardrobe, Lucy. Are you playing the part of a mage or something?
I kid… though it REALLY looks like a mage outfit. I could totally see her casting spells.
And Paulo. Get it together, man! I thought you were more confident than this!
ravengal February 22, 2013, 2:15 AM EST.
“Nice”? Yeah, Lucy truly rocks that Darth Sidious outfit…
thedragon133 February 22, 2013, 2:24 AM EST.
Yeah, ok Paulo.
oh crap she’s really here!
OH CRAP SHE’S LOOKING AT ME
nope. not gonna do this. can’t do this.
what is something I could say that wouldn’t raise suspicion? I KNOW
“Hey babe ”
“You look nice.” I am such a loser.
(Insert : You jerk, she looks amazing. These costumes took ****ing forever!!!!)
Yes, Paulo. But that’s okay, your stupid automatic self defense mechanism to use your macho man attitude is cute when we all know that you aren’t really being a jerk~ Lucy probably knows it too. She’s either going to laugh or tell you to gtfo. Good luck, little kitty.
silveryogurt February 22, 2013, 2:33 AM EST.
I love how he tried so hard to be cocky and utterly failed.
Q February 22, 2013, 4:14 AM EST.
Paulo is Paulo is Paulo and is not anything else, it is so disappointing.
Give him a smack for his Waste Comment, Lucy, I support you!
But maybe he was just too nervous, & , Wait for next week’s comic.
@Taeshi: Cannot you make the story runs more quickly? I’m not as patient as you thought.
@Taeshi again: I agree with you. Paulo=looser, at least today.
@supertails19: You are always the expert! How long have you been in BCB?
@Lucy(character): What will you perform? A Ghost?
@Paolo(character): I’ll give you an ‘F’ for your terrible behavior.
(Sorry for my waste comments in page 4. Uh, Who can tell me how to cut them down!)
Henry Wang February 22, 2013, 4:17 AM EST.
*loser (replace “looser”)
*I meant I’m ” & “, not Paulo.
Henry Wang February 22, 2013, 4:32 AM EST.
And then it turns out that this Lucy is a fake (I mean look at those eyes and lack of mouth) and she’s secretly crime fighting.
Kuro February 22, 2013, 4:44 AM EST.
I love how taeshih has done Lucy’s reflection in the first panel!
I hope this goes well - I’m sick of seeing Lucy either angry or sad - I hope she’s actually kind to him when he tells her - even if she doesn’t want a relationship with him I hope she’ll be nice about it.
Dave February 22, 2013, 4:57 AM EST.
“You look nice”
How the great has fallen.
wr3h February 22, 2013, 4:59 AM EST.
Come on, everyone. We already know Paulo likes Daisy better. Remember the Kamina thing with David a while back, hmm? And the whole “bus over a cliff” question in AskBCB?
StushiJaguar February 22, 2013, 5:03 AM EST.
That little pause Paulo makes, he looks like hes insane in that panel.
Anon-Anon February 22, 2013, 5:26 AM EST.
Oh, Paulo, baby, snickermuffin, no. That is not how you woo the ladies.
Wolvine February 22, 2013, 6:45 AM EST.
Paulo! Best pick-up line I ever heard. So embarassed.
ERMAIGERSH, YOU’RE RIGHT. THE BOW IS GONE.
Exactly my thoughts.
Are you a poet?
Kryph February 22, 2013, 7:01 AM EST.
A: Lucy is moving to a new school
B: She’s forced to go to some kind of counselor or something
C: She’s forced (pretty much) to take anti depressants.
Btw she didn’t hear a thing Paulo just said…She’s deaf in her left ear right?
Marik February 22, 2013, 7:06 AM EST.
This. This is going to end so badly.
hehehehehehe I can’t wait.
Antonie February 22, 2013, 7:40 AM EST.
LUCY IS NOT AMUSED.
Ziggy February 22, 2013, 8:21 AM EST.
poor flusterated paulo
Alex February 22, 2013, 8:24 AM EST.
Dear gawd fifth panel, that “I’m going to break down” smile. >8D
Meow February 22, 2013, 8:43 AM EST.
Jedi robes, or XXL hoodie?
PastaCatz February 22, 2013, 8:55 AM EST.
Hmm, Lucy looks even more emotionless than usual, which is really saying something for her. I mean usually she just looks annoyed, now she looks more like she couldn’t care less about anything at all. I guess she is doing what she does most times in painful situations, convince herself that it doesn’t matter and she doesn’t care, which is a horrible road to find yourself at the end of.
Or I could be reading WAY to much into this.
Alfador February 22, 2013, 9:03 AM EST.
Paulo needs to remember the him before 6th grade, before he became Macho-Paulo. Even though the tough-guy act has worked for him occasionally in the past, it won’t forever. (For proof, check the latest Ask BCB.) Also;
@Silvere You can actually order your own paulo at the Store…
@Marik There is a wall behind her, so the sound should bounce off the wall and into her ear. That’s how sound works, right Taeshi? (Not in BCB…)
@Everyone_Else My plan failed. My plan for Amaya failed miserably. I will not be accepting condolances, because I saw it coming.
Alaystus February 22, 2013, 9:17 AM EST.
Paulo: You look nice in your……………… hobo death robes………..
Huh? February 22, 2013, 9:21 AM EST.
Whoaa… Lucy look more cute when her mouth don’t show >////< lol
I don’t mean by anything, I just love her~~
Yu February 22, 2013, 9:57 AM EST.
Classic Paulo, falling back on his “womanizer” charm to get past an awkward encounter with a girl.
Lucy dose not look impressed or happy though, hope she doesn’t decide to be harsh and reject him on a major unreasonable level like Mike was to her, that would just be cold.
DeathofInk February 22, 2013, 11:18 AM EST.
Ha, Lucy’s like “What is it?” and Paulo’s got some cold feet. You gotta gather your courage, man.
Keyblade Dragon February 22, 2013, 11:40 AM EST.
in the 5th panel he looks really…..scary. likes he’s planning her murder or something. but lucy looks so adorable.
King_Crimson February 22, 2013, 12:21 PM EST.
@Hazel: The fact that Lucy is mostly covered up and Paulo still thinks she looks good enough to be blushing around her, now that tells me something. Paulo isn’t in love with Lucy for her looks(this much I already knew), but he is also willing to accept how she looks and acts even when she is down and at her lowest(we saw this back in Carry Me, but I wasn’t sure to what extent). Looks like Lucy could crush him emotionally and he would still love her… wow, that sounds so familiar .
@Yaschiri: Yes, Paulo needs to bring back the 6th grade Paulo that Lucy had her first crush on, if he is to have a chance… even if it is an incredibly slim chance. He might have too much damage in Back and Forth, but hopefully his recent actions(Carry Me and Piece of Cake) have been enough to at least convince Lucy to give Paulo a chance to impress her .
@Jupi: If I didn’t know who Paulo was I would say he was out of his league . He is acting like a boy that is trying to ask out a cheerleader. Too unsure of what to say… kind of like that adorable way Mike was acting around Sandy. Paulo acting like the 2 boys Lucy has loved in the past is a great strategy, but i’m not sure it is going to work for him here .
@ZoeStellan: I think Paulo is taking this situation rather well. He could be doing so much worse right now. So far he hasn’t made any sexual remarks and he hasn’t tried groping Lucy so… in his own way Paulo is unknowingly proving to Lucy that he is not just into her for her looks. That right there is a major positive right off the bat. Let’s hope he gets to at least walk to her first instead of striking out instantly .
@KarmaKitty: Nothing would say “I love you” more than going up on stage and saying it so the whole school could hear .
supertails19 February 22, 2013, 12:32 PM EST.
…someone has talking problems!!! as the knights in mighty python and the holy grail said “GET ON WITH IT!!!”
kululu February 22, 2013, 12:41 PM EST.
wow such a fail paulo, nice talk of you gotta see her. and lucy wheres your bow u never leave without it
mymanleo February 22, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Lucy looks really nice in the black robe *0*
I can’t help but wonder though if she’s playing the grim reaper, though xD
kuribohkun February 22, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.
nadia February 22, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
*Sees second panel* Gosh dangit WHY IS EVERYBODY SO FREAKING DEPRESSED!? I can bet that if Mike would accept Lucy, EVERYBODY would be happy. Yeah, Sandy would be rather disappointed, but she seems like the kind of girl that would understand, and she’d probably be happy for Mike and Lucy as well, even if she herself would no longer be in a relationship with Mike. Besides, they could still write each other! Now about Paulo, that was an utter fail on his part, but I must admit, something about that first panel makes me REALLY understand why he suddenly fell apart.
I'll Eat Yourself February 22, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.
Paulo is doing what all teenage boys do when they are in love. Choking. It’s cute and almost endearing in a way. I hope he finds the courage to tell her before it’s too late. And I hope Lucy can find the strength to confide in him what Mike has said and done to her. They could use each other.
Rokushion February 22, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.
@supertails19 y’know. I’m sure Paulo could have kept a relationship. Its jst his own lack of confidence at times that makes things not work.
IMO, he should have kept Jazzy. He may have had feelings to Lucy, but I’m sure in a comic about -drama- and cats, SOMEHOW he will mess it up royally.
Poor Paulo, always getting the short stick for our amusement.
*clinks vodka* but until then, here’s to the man of the hour.
melancholia February 22, 2013, 2:01 PM EST.
I like how nobody really said that the robe Lucy is wearing might be hiding her real costume. (idk it’s just a thought.. A thought that has made me even more curious about the robe and the play.. x.x)
Anywho! I’m hoping that Paulo will show Lucy that even though she doesn’t have mike, she has everybody else who would treat her much better.. ^=^ then maybe Lucy would be somewhat happier and hopefully get on with her life~
Paulo might just be her road to happiness. Wouldn’t that be lovely? If they do get together, I can see them working.. Paulo can take Lucy’s teasing.. While at the same time he would show Lucy that she’s not a bad person and maybe help her like herself a bit more.
FishyfishX February 22, 2013, 2:34 PM EST.
@Blank On Purpose: I have asked this before and I will ask it again: When has Paulo been known to make good choices? It is true that Paulo has matured in the past few chapters, but he has been so focused on his own feelings and he had just a few moments where he tried understanding how Lucy is feeling, but he has been met with… resistance . Paulo has no idea how Lucy is feeling right now because he hasn’t seen her in so long.
I will get straight to the point: Paulo cannot be with Lucy until he is able to understand the pain she has been through, then maybe Paulo could comprehend that Lucy needs a friend that cares about her more than she needs another boyfriend to cling too. Also, with what Mike said to Lucy back in December about how people could only love her for her looks, it makes me wonder if Lucy will truly feel loved by Paulo?
Paulo a.k.a. the guy that has a history of groping her, making sexual remarks, and dating a lot of girls. Paulo also has a history of saving her, being there when Lucy needed him the most, and in general just being a good guy. Whether Lucy accepts his confession of love or not depends on a few major factors: 1) Has Lucy moved on from Mike? 2) Is Paulo able to be the good friend Lucy needs right now? 3) Will Lucy be able to believe/trust a word Paulo says? 4) Does Lucy think she is ready to be in a relationship with Paulo after everything that has happened so far? 5) How would they even make things work right now?
I think I will just stop right here for now, I don’t want to get too emotional .
@Everyone making fun of Paulo: Seriously? Let’s see if any of you have the courage to walk straight to your first crush and not have the first words out of your mouth be single syllables. If you manage to not sound like a nervous kid or a jerk, then congrats you’re better than most teenagers at talking to a crush. No need to rub it in either .
@Dave: Hoping that everything goes perfectly is about all we can do right now… well that and analyzing each page as they pop up. Not sure about you, but i’m definitely having fun try to think about this situation in as many ways as I can . Although I am not sure how nice Lucy is going to be if she gets mad at Paulo for dancing around the subject until he finally says it.
@StushiJaguar: Paulo likes Daisy like the little sister he never had and always wanted, but when it comes to have a romantic relationship we all know he would choose Lucy to be his lover. Remember Another Path? I’m pretty sure that lovely chapter was about Lucy, not Daisy… has he even had a long daydream about his future with Daisy? Let me answer that for you . Will that future happen? I wouldn’t have high expectations for it, but it is possible in the future .
supertails19 February 22, 2013, 3:18 PM EST.
I like the way Lucy looks in that outfit
Without saying a word she is still awesome.
EVERY UPDATE I WANT TO HUG HER MORE AND MORE! *cries rolling on the floor*
Last panel is the smartest thing Paulo has said in a LONG time. Ummm Paulo did you forget what she looks like?
Cut the “umms” and BULL ****! JUST ****EN SPIT IT OUT!
I am glad even you agree with us
Lucy without a bow… *picks up jaw off the ground* I am the only thinking she looks better without the bow?
This has become one of my favorite pages, purely because of Lucy…
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 22, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.
DOOOOOOOOOOKIS GO HIGH AS HELL
TAESHI DON’T LEMME DIE QUQ
Gea February 22, 2013, 4:26 PM EST.
Those eyes… those cold, dead eyes….
Order_66 February 22, 2013, 4:37 PM EST.
Hey tae i cant wait till sunday but i am totally bumbed unless paulo and lucy hook up in 4 pages because i won be able to read for 2 months because im entering the navy. Maybe if he doesnt you can tell me if he will in that time?
DinR February 22, 2013, 5:45 PM EST.
@Order_66 — they remind me of [APH]Japan’s eyes.
Sheltus February 22, 2013, 5:49 PM EST.
Lucy is always beautiful to me. Still hope she will end up in that pink dress though.
Blue fox February 22, 2013, 6:17 PM EST.
…dear god that was painfully awkward.
King Double Ceramic Knife February 22, 2013, 6:21 PM EST.
We’re kidding, we’re kidding! We love our Paulo, whether he be awkward or suave. Paulo is awesome. I can’t even get out the syllables. And I think that they could make it work. He CAN be reliable, and if she hasn’t moved on from Mike, I’m sure Paulo could help her do it. He managed to land Jasmine for a while, right?
Also, the robe, as someone else said, may be to cover a costume. In actual theaters, actors/actresses do that all the time, it preserves the material for later performances.
@Every Single JazzXPaulo Shipper
I respect your opinion of “he should’ve stayed w/ Jazz,” but he did do the right thing. If I was dating someone I really liked, and they liked someone else, I would rather them break up w/ me than lead me on. It’s the more chivalrous choice of the two.
@I’ll Eat Yourself
Well, just think of the damage that has already been done. It seems best to just try to leave it, in this case. If you’ve ever read Gone With the Wind, Rhett Butler said something that encompassed this particular idea:
That if a relationship is like a vase, and it breaks, it’s best to remember it as it was than to patch it up and spit-shine it. When one does that, the cracks are still visible, and remind you that it was broken once, and of how fragile it is.
I think she’d be too shocked or too happy or both for that level of rejectment. <—Lucy for ya.
Maybe just a smidge too much.
I hate to give you a long-*** message like supertails19, but he/she is right. He did, I personally believe, had a small crush on her before, but now…. He likes Lucy. A lot, as is visible from the last I-don’t-know-many-pages ago. And look at how he’s been there for her and fantasized about her and their future together, which, BTW, he’s never done w/ Daisy. Me? I’m a DaisyXAbbey shipper. But hey! Whatever floats your boat. That wasn’t too long, was it?
I could see her as and alchemist of sorts. Or maybe a magician like John Dee. Not a mage. That’s totally different.
That would SUCK!!!!!
What obvious pairing? I should say the most obvious is LucyXPaulo. Mebbe LucyXAugustus.
Kryph February 22, 2013, 7:08 PM EST.
I’m turning into you!
Kryph February 22, 2013, 7:09 PM EST.
Aw… I think Paula is losing his “the moves”
MEOW February 22, 2013, 7:22 PM EST.
Hey! Prepared so long but said nothing! Paulo, you are such a loser.
Hope that Paulo can say some constructive words, instead of getting a smack.
Miss. Vera, Li Yanhong and his company put his own advertisement on your website!
Henry Wang February 22, 2013, 8:05 PM EST.
Only in P.R.C, on personal computer, these advertisements can be seen, but is still a kind of tort.
Henry Wang February 22, 2013, 8:26 PM EST.
My own translation:
Bittersweet Candy Bowl : 玫瑰乡高校的苦与乐
@Taeshi: That’s what I can do for BCB, —-as a middle school students in grade 9.
Henry Wang February 22, 2013, 8:39 PM EST.
Warning: Taeshi, don’t try to fight against Mr. Li, imagine a Giant company with the support from government, That’s a POWERFUL MONSTER.
Henry Wang February 22, 2013, 8:42 PM EST.
@Kryph As a person who ships Paulo w/ everybody. I like PxJazzy, I know its basically a “safe” relationship for him yes, he probably would eye Lucy for a while, but eventually the feelings would pass, and he’d realize he’s already with somebody great.
Or else bad end happens and nobody is happy… Right ill stop the depressing thought there.
But honestly, we all know PauloxLucy is the OTP. its just fun to ship him with everybody else.
melancholia February 22, 2013, 9:32 PM EST.
@melancholia: I agree with you in some parts of your comment, PauloxJasmine relationship and AugustusxLucy relationship are much better than old ones, and will be stable relationships.
Henry Wang February 22, 2013, 9:38 PM EST.
He is adorable
Knuc February 22, 2013, 10:11 PM EST.
@Knuc: ???I don’t understand you.
Henry Wang February 22, 2013, 11:19 PM EST.
@Henry Wang: Cool! Comments with both Chinese and English. And the translation is mostly correct.
AdHeHiGe February 22, 2013, 11:40 PM EST.
@AdHeHiGe: Hey! That’s my name.
AdHiHeGe February 22, 2013, 11:41 PM EST.
Can you say…FAIL!
Vocamidgie February 23, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la, you gotta, kiss the girl. <3
Guessing February 23, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.
@Kryph(1): Nah, i’m not good enough to be a poet, just a writer. A writer that really enjoys writing comments on this wonderful website .
@Marik: Lucy could hear Paulo since he was smart enough to grab her attention, as long as Lucy is focusing her attention to whoever is talking then she could use her other ear to try and listen. Helps if Paulo speaks louder. I can tell he is trying to speak up by the exclamation point “!” that he used. Uhh, I hope this helped .
@Alfador: I think reading too much into this situation seems fine to me . A well thought out comment sounds much better than “OMG THAT’S AWESOME.” Sorry to whoever actually made a comment like that before o_o.
Anyways, that emotionless expression that Lucy had in Ten Minutes to Midnight looked more like Lucy didn’t care what happens next. Kind of like Lucy feels that she has nothing left to lose. Considering everything that has happened to Lucy recently, I really don’t blame her for thinking that way… doesn’t matter how wrong I think this thought process is, I can at least understand why Lucy is trying to make these painful emotions disappear .
@DeathofInk: I just imagined Lucy telling Paulo that she hates Paulo and never wants to see him again… my imagination seems to dislike me today .
@mymanleo: Lucy is either hiding her bow under the robe or she just took it off for this play.
@Everyone: How weird is it that last chapter we all thought Lucy was on the brink of death and on this page she is wearing what looks like Death’s robe? Symbolic? I think so. Do I think Mike should be scared? Oh yeah . Is Paulo going to win Lucy’s love? Not if he doesn’t carefully get to the point. Keep trying Kamina-cat .
supertails19 February 23, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la, you gotta, kiss the girl. <3
You’ve got to kiss the girl
Why don’t you kiss the girl
You gotta kiss the girl
Go on and kiss the girl
Chickory February 23, 2013, 1:32 AM EST.
@I’ll Eat Yourself: If Mike Left Sandy and chose to be with Lucy, here are some reason why everyone won’t be living happily ever after.
1)Lucy would be happy to have Mike,but Mike would be sad because he had to let go of his “perfect angel” so that wouldn’t work out too well in the long run.
2)Paulo would never get a chance to tell Lucy how he feels and Jasmine would eventually find out that Paulo is in love with another girl, Lucy.
3)Like you mentioned: Sandy would be alone and eventually forgotten. Sandy doesn’t even have a second option when it comes to dating… Mike or one of those guys that sends her letters(basically her “darling maishul” that she has known for years or a person she doesn’t know/ever talked to before).
4)Do I even need to mention all the other girls that follow Mike around in hope that they could at least have a chance with him if Sandy broke up with him? …actually I think that is a moot point since they were pretty much setting themselves up for disappointment anyways -_-.
At this point it doesn’t really matter who any Mike, Paulo, Lucy, or Daisy choose because somebody is still going to be disappointed. If you have no idea what i’m talking about here are some examples(2 each):
Daisy- Abbey and Augustus both love her(she made her choice already, but there is one she wants more than these 2 combined).
Paulo -Jasmine and Lucy(Paulo had love for one but not enough for the other, also had plenty of other options).
Mike- Lucy and Sandy(Mike had love for one and feared the other would try and ruin the relationship, also had plenty of other options).
Lucy- Paulo and Jessica(we should know where i’m going with this )
There is so much more I could add to this but I am too tired to keep talking about each and every love triangle or pairing so i’ll end with this:Technically Lucy’s, Sandy’s and Daisy’s number one choice was Mike in the past, so how do you think that would work out? … Sharing wouldn’t work well with Mike . It would also be difficult to have everybody be happy unless new characters are introduced… Junior year might help or make this more difficult .
supertails19 February 23, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.
@supertails19: How long have you been in BCB? You are always the expert.
Henry Wang February 23, 2013, 1:50 AM EST.
She.. Looks nice without her bow.
Bob Brovime February 23, 2013, 1:51 AM EST.
Paulo is so nervous,—and is such a loser , I hope Lucy won’t get angry, she should has learnt something important after talking with Augustus.( : You have family members never forget you, Lucy, that is enough.)
I have said, this chapter must be a main point in the story.
@Taeshi: Missing! Those advertisements are not put by Baidu (CEO: Li Yanhong 李彦宏), but by Google Hongkang. That’s none of Mr. Li ‘s business.
@Lucy(character): This is your most beautiful moment.
Henry Wang February 23, 2013, 9:43 AM EST.
Does anyone like my translation of the name of this comic?
Bittersweet Candy Bowl : 玫瑰乡高校的苦与乐 )
@Taeshi: I found there is few Chinese BCB fans. Maybe this is good in some ways, a number of Chinese netizens are really annoying, they used to sending waste comments, even worse than me.
But, a good enterpriser never miss a marketplace, “There is no too little market place”, especially a Country with 300,000,000 netizens (the number is correct), In my idea, every enterpriser is a dreamer, they create the world, you are one of them.
Henry Wang February 23, 2013, 9:58 AM EST.
hey i live in china and like bcb. but i think you translation is aliiiitle too long : /
ps: im garde 7 , btw how bout : ‘ 苦甜之糖 ’ ？
jellyo February 23, 2013, 12:38 PM EST.
I think “December” still has its effect her. I think Paulo could give her the world and it would really mean nothing to her because she is probably still in that mind set no one likes her except for her loves… Nice one Paulo
She still has feeling for Paulo, but road block I mean Jasmine was in the way. She probably doesn’t know he isn’t “TAKEN” so and also Jasmine umm has a flatter chest… So dumping Jasmine so he can be with “hot” Lucy? Yet again Nice one Paulo At least if you and Lucy don’t get together, I am not going to be upset you betrayed her and really hurt her emotionally. You don’t deserve a prize like Lucy.
And in my opinion no one in the BCB cast does deserve her. She needs someone new who she can build trust with, which will take time. But if she is betrayed and crushed again for the 3rd time I think she may never trust anyone again.
I don’t think she has gotten over Mike, she told Mike and Sandy she would leave him alone. He said they are HIS friends so she probably assumes he spends time with them and/or he doesn’t want her being around them since she will just cause them problems. She has isolate herself and cut herself off from the outside world as much as she can to keep up that promise to Mike. I just wish he could see she does really love him. IT would be NICE if he could at least see what she is doing for. But if he did this Comic wouldn’t be called Bittersweet then would it? It would called Sweetsweet Candy Bowl <~~~ That actually has a nice ring to it
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 23, 2013, 12:46 PM EST.
also, damn you nikita!!! for that image in my head. (god why did i even play that game X~X ) well, happy nightmares everybody!
jellyo February 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
@Rokushion: Yes, Paulo and Lucy would be great together, but I am currently waiting for Paulo to show her that he has matured, show her that he is concerned for her well being, … i’m waiting for Paulo to show Lucy that he loves HER and not just her body. Oh and i’m also waiting for the moment when Lucy figures out that everything Mike said in December was a LIE and then tells everybody about it. I don’t want Mike to be brutalized and sent to the hospital… just teach him a lesson(verbally and with some punishment from parents). Somebody needs to teach these kids how to interact with each other .
@melancholia: I felt the same way you did before I read this page: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c73/p11.html Paulo himself admitted to his ex-girlfriend that he does not love his current girlfriend and in fact loves a completely different girl… that right there is a level of drama that I have not seen… well outside of real life. Oh you have to read BadChemistry’s comment for that page (it was starred so it should be easy to find).
I will wait… and that is why Paulo and Lucy makes sense to me. Anyways, Paulo has a good heart because he chose to break up with Jasmine before going after his true love?/crush. No affairs involved, so much better this way since we won’t have to worry about another event like Back and Forth(do you have any idea the kind of trouble Paulo would be in if Jasmine didn’t come up with that surprising plan? )
@FishyfishX: Never thought the robe would be used to cover her actual outfit, that’s actually a really good point. Now about Lucy and Paulo: They would make a great couple… if only Paulo could prove to Lucy that he is not just another jerk that would stick around for a while, then leave.
I know that Paulo is better than that, but does Lucy? What proof does Lucy have that Paulo will remain faithful to her? What proof does Lucy have that Paulo does not just love her for her looks? Paulo needs to prove himself and gain Lucy’s trust first, before he could have a successful relationship with Lucy. Finally, Lucy needs to WANT this relationship to work and she needs to try. Think of it this way: Would she even want to be in a relationship anymore? She has already been through enough pain and suffering does she want to risk being hurt again?
I really hope I am wrong about Lucy, because lately it seems that Lucy is trying to shut off her emotions and in that process she might just shut away anyone that comes close .
supertails19 February 23, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I actually disagree with Taeshi’s comment. Paulo is not a loser for trying to take the nice guy approach. A lot of girls actually prefer the nervous “You look nice… umm want to go out on a date?” much better than the “Your hot, let’s go watch a movie babe.” The direct approach works as well, but it can also result in a painful feeling normally around the face… results may vary .
@Kryph: I’m not sure if there is anything wrong with trying to be more insightful, occasionally making silly jokes, trying to imagine what happens in the future, or trying to help everyone think about Bittersweet Candy Bowl with a lot more analysis and logic .
In other words: Nothing wrong with talking to others in a civil matter as long as you stay on topic .
@Hiiiiii!!!: You reminded me of this page: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c60/p14.html “The lord giveth and the lord taketh away! Michael was so young when he died, only 73 years old!!” Just part of Mike’s drug induced eulogy .
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: The others have made mistakes in the past, but if they try hard enough they could fix them. Example: Augustus was well liked for being so nice to Daisy when she was feeling low. Then, he was hated for trying to make Daisy into something she wasn’t and trying to take advantage of her(he wasn’t going to but it definitely seemed that way). Now he is neutral since he called Lucy “absolutely worthless” yet stopped her from making a terrible mistake. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p10.html … At least she knows better now. We all know better now, I think .
supertails19 February 23, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.
Why is he trying he’s luck here again? she will most probably just kick his face in again. Unless. this timing is right in and she feels she needs someone nice. I don’t think she will go with it….
Lugia February 23, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.
I think Mike… no I mean I think After what Mike said in “December” she felt it was true. Probably when she was leaving in tears she probably remembered what Augustus “absolutely worthless” and that probably added on to the hurt Mike gave her. AND they both NEED to apologize, so Lucy can actually start healing. She at least deserves that right?
I do think she is going to shut everyone out. She got close to one he hates her, she got close to another he betrays her, she got close to another he thinks she is “absolute worthless”. Three strikes! YOUR OUT!
I hate and don’t hate to say this: But right now want she needs the most is an apology from MIKE. Though Mike and Paulo have shown or at least to Lucy no remorse for hurting her.
#Mike something Mike said about Lucy back in Kindergarten about thinking who would play with her had OTHER motives.
#I think she was starting to lose that mindset that people don’t have other motives.
-Mike: won’t be friends or even talk to her because of Sandy is back to being a major part of his life not just some letter, she was nothing to him but a place holder.
-Paulo: No longer had Tess so now he spends time with her, she tries to get close he pushes her away. He screws two girls then dates a freshman to proof to David he still has it?
Both of these guys have shown that Lucy is nothing but a placeholder for something “better”.
*I hate the PauloXLucy because he ****ed BIG TIME! She was his and he threw her away! I hate this couple! He chose his pride over a girl he loves, he can keep his pride! He truly values it more than someone he supposedly “loves”
*MikeXLucy, I want Mike to stop being a jerk *** to someone who really needs him desperately. If you think she is rebounding ***** and it upsets you. Go ****en talk to her you chicken ****! MAN UP! We see most characters have matured since Volume 1 Except Mike, he Demature. This couple? I hate it because Lucy does deserve someone sweet and loving like Mike. But Mike deserves so much worse. I want him to apologize to her, realize what he did, dump Sandy because that will never work out.
*He needs to end MikexSandy before it gets to developed and they reality hits and they both suffer a lot of emotion pain.
—Hell I am shipping this MikexPaulo! Why? It is a perfect couple they both deserve each other so perfectly
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 23, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.
I like how he defaults to his womenizerness. Hey babe. lol
JustSomeCritic February 23, 2013, 4:42 PM EST.
@supertails19 all too true. I guess i always still hold out hope for PauloxJazzy, but he did do the right thing.
Dunno, I honestly love PauloxLucy but I dunno. to me it always seems to be -too- good of a pairing, like their chemistry works too well together.
I dunno im just wishing up hypotheticals again. *shrugs*
melancholia February 23, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.
I for once would sell my soul to see Lucy happy whit Paulo and still be whit all of their friends and just live happily ever after if only to see Mike get slapped in the face by reality (and karma) ‘cause being someones friend for so long and then pulling a stunt like that?! Well all I can say is…he will land in a special hell for child abusers and people who talk in the cinemas
B-Dawg February 23, 2013, 6:28 PM EST.
Lucy is probably going to say something like Paulo , don’t say anything that’s going to make me hit you or something like don’t say something that will screw up the play ….. Paulo
kitty February 23, 2013, 7:20 PM EST.
@jellyo: 那你是Facebook用户吗？我不是，所以没法给维拉小姐(Taeshi) 的fromspring提意见，即FAQ。大哥(或大姐)，如果你可以的话就帮个忙。
@ netizens know English: I am not a user of Facebook, can anyone help me send my suggestion to FAQ?
其实,我还有几种翻译。Actually, I have several other kinds of translation.
1.保罗和他的朋友 (meaning: Paulo and his friends)
2.高中，苦或甜 (meaning: high school, bitterness or sweetness)
3.罗斯维尔的猫和狗 (meaning: cats&dogs in Roseville)
4.迈克与露西在玫瑰乡 (meaning: Mike and Lucy at Roseville)
5.迈克与露西 (meaning: Mike and Lucy)
6.下课后 (meaning: after class)
And the one before
7.玫瑰乡高校的苦和乐 (meaning: pain and pleasure in Roseville High)
Henry Wang February 23, 2013, 9:11 PM EST.
AdHiHeGe February 23, 2013, 10:46 PM EST.
I… I love lucy in these pics… its just… AMAZING!!
Iti February 24, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.
Epppp I am extremely excited!!!!!!!
Aesha February 24, 2013, 4:56 PM EST.
What game? To my recollection, the picture’s from a story on Creepypasta.
Nikita February 24, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I am sensing a lot of rage towards the male cast just from your previous comment, yikes . This is how I see it: Augustus called her “absolutely worthless” which would be enough to make me dislike him, but since he also prevented Lucy from quitting(thankfully) Augustus is pretty much neutral to me. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p10.html same page but this time i’m going to ask you to take a closer look at panel 4 and read what Lucy says. Augustus was harsh but that wake up call was needed.
In Ten Seconds to Midnight, Augustus was the first and only one to show up and show a shred of concern for Lucy’s well being while everyone else was at a party. Sure Augustus said he didn’t care about her but he also said that he knew others that would care. He also showed that he would be there for Lucy if she needed help… he’d be somewhat reluctant about it but he would wait.
Augustus also gave Lucy the choice to do what she wanted to do up there instead of forcing her to go downstairs with him. He let her make a decision and he said he would wait for her downstairs… you know what this means right? Lucy gets to make decisions on her own without being babied. That is something she doesn’t get at home where her family pretty much makes several decisions for her . Let me give you a little piece of advice: Making a life changing decision for a teenager without letting them at least voice their opinions is well… not exactly the smartest choice -_-.
Augustus(the one Lucy never thought she could trust) is being more of a friend than her actual friends. He is somebody she could talk to about certain aspects in her life: he listens, offers advice, makes some remark that puts her mind to good use, even occasionally make her find the strength to keep moving on, and ultimately show her that she is not alone. Augustus may call Lucy worthless, but let’s just say that actions speak louder than words .
This one was Augustus oriented, but I also have something for Paulo and Mike(who you seem to hate so much X … not sure whether this pairing is a good or bad idea.
supertails19 February 25, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.
Aaaaaaand he is gonna chicken out
butterflyslicer February 25, 2013, 5:52 PM EST.
Damn put Mike and Lucy together it hurts thinking that the two main characters will not be together, plus I think they would make a cute couple
Devin February 26, 2013, 11:38 PM EST.
Please have Mike discover hidden feelings for Lucy and after the show apologize to her and beg for forgivness and ask her out, they make out, Mike dumps Sandy, i hate sandy. And love the idea of Mike and Lucy and hoped since I started this series Mike and Lucy would get together.
Devin February 26, 2013, 11:44 PM EST.
@ nikita illusion-or something, god i don’t even want to remember X~X
jellyo February 28, 2013, 8:03 AM EST.
@ henry_wang 我不是中国人，但我住在中国9年了。这漫画也看了1年多了吧。我其实不知道在发生什么，XD
too lazy to translate the whole thing : i’m not chinese but i live in china ,and i have no idea whats going on .
ps: ‘’ 也行吧？记得‘之’ 是‘的’的意思。0.0 (呀~中文有点差吧，考试只考了六十分 =w=)
my short,simple,and shXXty translation of bcb 苦甜之糖.
jellyo February 28, 2013, 8:08 AM EST.
Christen November 7, 2013, 10:46 PM EST.
she looks like a dead fish, lucy ((
Elv June 21, 2014, 12:27 PM EST.
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