75. Breaking Up, page posted 6/20/13

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Comment ID #250256

Mike there was a time when you could have had that.
The Eyeless one is from “December”
Blush count 5/6

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 20, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #250257

How can he get her back, though?

paulosawesome June 20, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #250258

Beautiful page!
I really like how Lucy’s cheek fur get’s longer as she gets older.

Idastar June 20, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #250259

FIRSTLOL XD

Idiotic Technology June 20, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #250260

SDFGHJKLJHGFD

miu June 20, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #250261

how adorable I love this comic :love:

TheGentleman June 20, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250262

So pinky now! I love how these memory pages are designed :) and so much TSUN :P
I’m waiting for mikes relization faceeee..
And, wait, isn’t the top right one from when she saved her friends from the Alejandro guy…
And wow I just noticed the eyeless one from December on here :O

Gabba June 20, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250263

I just love how this page was drawn! This whole chapter and the previous ones before it, have been leaving everything on a pretty depressing note as of late, but seeing this has just warmed my heart. That ” I love you”, was just what Mike needed to remember!

Termania June 20, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250264

Omg Lucy, so depressing ;—;;;;

BlueMist June 20, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250265

Lucyyyy ; _ ;

qwert June 20, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250266

I love it

kami June 20, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250267

Loving in so many levels

King June 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250268

CRUD NO WHY I thought I had first

Idiotic Technology June 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250269

OH THE FEELS!

Sire June 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250270

He only remembers these moments now?? Really makes me think some part of him was trying to bury the good memories so he could make Lucy into a monster.

BMO June 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250271

<3 lucy

LucyDucy June 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250272

Ugh! I love the shading!!!!
This page is so lovely

Vivitv June 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250273

two pages to go, then we find out what happened to Lucy. I hope.

toydoc June 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250274

Those last two… *dies*

tywyll June 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250275

i see a reference to when she saved a poor misguided drunk mike and her friends~

Moo June 20, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #250276

This comic should actually be called Bittersweet “Tsundere”bowl lol. And wow. Taeshi, I gotta say, I love what you’re doing with the story right now. It’s kinda like your summarizing past events. Also makes Mike look more like a jerk. I still feel bad for him though, because even though she was coming around, she was still sorta mean to him. idk, all I know is this is one of my top 2 favourite webcomics xD

xxGrayxx June 20, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #250277

Check top right for psychopath blinded by love
Who’s hand is that on bottom left

TSUN TSUN
DERE DERE
Lovey Lucy is the better than best Lucy
Mike go get her NOWWW

Mike, Posted image

LancelotOcelot June 20, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #250278

Darn it, Taeshi. I thought I asked to NOT explode into flames on this page from the feels. Why can’t I hold all of them? ._. :D ;_; 8-D
I wish I could tell how this was going to go, but I’m too dazed and confused right now. I’m getting a positive vibe, though, so I’m hoping things get better!

Oceanus92 June 20, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #250279

yay happy lucy!! :D glad mike has nice memories! :) or mike might end up remembering bad things about lucy which i hope doesnt
happen Mad Lucy but i’m the not the creator of bcb so i have no say but
i have the say in saying the comic is awsome! 8-)

XenaTheAlienChick June 20, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #250280

I think I can see where this is going. It’s slowing moving through all of the memories with Lucy, which means it’s going to darkly end in the next page. D:

This whole situation is a big mess. Mike liked Lucy, she turned him down. Lucy is always mean to Mike, he puts up with it for a long time. Tons of situations happen. Lucy then later fell in love with Mike, who is now in love with Sandy. Oh and Lily screws everything up whenever Mike tries to fix things. 8-D

AngryBunny June 20, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #250281

Go find her, buddy.

Day June 20, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #250282

All the good things you see before you.

Keyblade Dragon June 20, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #250283

This is just too much ; A ;

Now what will you do Mike? (you know, after all that sentimental flashback)

Harmonia June 20, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #250284

whoooo! hurray for flash backs! now let’s get mike to start crying ;_; ._.

poptart June 20, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #250285

Okay. Not this page, then. I wonder if it’ll be the next?

This is really amazing! Yeah, Mike, remember all the good times. Realize that you should have talked to her. Made her understand. This is so cruel and yet so beautiful. I totally get the title of this comic.

Ugh, tomorrow will be crucial and yet very exciting!

Strawberryblossom June 20, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #250286

go to her mike free her from the bonds of pain and self loathing thus releasing her to a world of joy and happiness one the likes of which she has never seen :D

TheGentleman June 20, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #250287

D: Agh, I’m anticipating what’s going to happen next, and will be either two things. One choice will make us loathe Mikey for the rest of his natural life, AND the other choice will make us restart shipping MikexLucy (or, y’know, just end on a nice note where they end up staying friends and don’t act like total butts to each other anymore.) :/

Either way, my feelings will be burning out of control. 8-D

Sashimi June 20, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #250288

;_; I can’t even…. (Internal screaming!!). I fell so sympathetic for poor Lucy. Anyways thank for the update #^_^# I hope the daily updates aren’t to much trouble for you!

Awkwardzee June 20, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #250289

LUCY IS SOOO ADORABLE AAAAAAAAHHHH!!!

I have no idea June 20, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #250290

SO MANY FEELS ;_; But you can’t really blame Mike for thinking of her as a terrible person, because people tends to remember bad things about someone better than the good things. It’s good to see that at least he’s remembering Lucy’s good things.

ColorlessNight June 20, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #250291

top left to bottom right:
1: any early chapter so far
2: Burden of Parenthood
3: Confrontation
4: Pillow Talk, flashback
5: December
6: A Distance Apart
The torture continues. Congrats on healing your laser-guided amnesia, Maishul. Feel free to spend the rest of the day crying in a pillow if you’re as sensitive as I.

HIC June 20, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #250292

We’re going to be left with a massive cliff-hanger over the weekend, you all know this right? Regardless, this is amazing. ;_; I love you Tae, thank you for bringing all of the feels to life!

Yaschiri June 20, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #250293

the waiting is by far the most painful thing about this comic

TheGentleman June 20, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #250294

Ah, full blast of Lucy’s Dere side :) Just wondering how soon we’ll get back to Mike’s drama. There might be a full dialogued flashback still to come though ^^

Elly123 June 20, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #250295

Aaand there it is. I was waiting for him to remember she protected him when he was so intoxicated he could barely form a sentence. Realization face in two pages or less.

‘Course, this…doesn’t really change anything. It’s not as if he can get to Lucy, with Lily protecting her.

You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.

Steely June 20, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #250296

3rd panel Lucy, OMG KAWAII!! >.<

Me June 20, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #250297

I am over joyed by these turn of events and will be slightly less overjoyed if these same pages continue tomorrow

@Taeshi mayhap you should release two pages tomorrow and just round things off on a nice finished note until next week so that people are not forced to start ripping the hair from their skull in nice bloody chunks btw love the comic

TheGentleman June 20, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #250298

Go and f**k it up.
Give everyone more of a reason to harp on characters and split hairs.

Blank On Purpose June 20, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #250299

No, Mike, the pink. Save yourself! Abandon the shipping! Lucy kind of reminds me of Jan Levinson from The Office: attractive as the night to the main character, but bi-polar and crazy. Huh, both the main characters from BCB and The Office are named Michael… I’ve cracked the code.

Shiloh June 20, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #250300

Ho ho! 4th Lucy is when he kissed her!
And the 3rd is when they took care of their “baby” :3

Me June 20, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #250301

Face the truth mike FACE IT Furious Abbey
Also all the pink makes me feel all warm and gooy :love:

kold kagura June 20, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #250302

o crap I think one of my dogs just ran away she needs to quit doing that at 13 years old I thought she got that out of her system

(new news) I just went outside and found my dog across the street smelling flowers and then proceeded to run across the street and get her so now she is back in my house

TheGentleman June 20, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #250303

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 20, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #250304

At the end of the day she just loved him. Whether or not he felt that way is up in the air. He could just be having a moment where he gets that she really did care.

I_Love_Lucy June 20, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #250305

Mike’s brain is about to overheat, where’s Paulo and his snowballs when you need em

Thatoneguy June 20, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #250306

why do i get the feeling Mike’s gonna fall to the floor feeling like his head is about to explode XD well good luck on this tough cross roads Mike :)
i am practically hoping up and down in my seat!! can’t wait for more XD

flakes June 20, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #250307

Well done Mike you ignored all of that until now

Well done

Dragnite June 20, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #250308

This is so great. Because Mike was walking when remembering this stuff now, right? So is he still walking? Or has he just stopped in the middle of the street in shock? I can’t wait to see his reaction face!

ashtheghost June 20, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #250309

I wonder if he would reflect on what he said to her on December, I wonder what he’s looking like now at least. Lucy is so cute in these pages .

Wittmann June 20, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #250310

Wow. I’m not sure if there’s anything else to say about this page. My eloquence has failed me, left me with only a single word. Wow.

CrazyCat June 20, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #250311

*quietly screaming*

Furball June 20, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #250312

It’s so cute.

Javalavadingdong June 20, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #250314

I love his thought transition, Taeshi!

NoName XD June 20, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #250315

I swear, if she forgives him just because he realised what an ******* he was, I’m going to loose it.

Fenor June 20, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #250316

Nope. Im done, too much cute, too many feels.

Frodomann1 June 20, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #250317

aHHHH I NEED THE NEXT PAGE

//sobs in corner

JEEVES June 20, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #250318

Cue the montage page where Mike is being a dick.

Skid June 20, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #250319

her comments on the pages are also hallarious,

Sleepingfox June 20, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #250320

NONONO! You had your chance with her, Mike, and you blew it! How dare you fall for her now! Mad Lucy

Blats June 20, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #250321

Hindsight strikes again! No one in this comic realizes they’re being an *** untill it’s too late. Furious Abbey

Trubeque June 20, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #250322

Time to make your choice Mike.

starfighter105 June 20, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250323

this update.

on my birthday.

im so happy right now I can’t evn

lampshade June 20, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250324

@Trubeque
That pretty much summarizes BCB XD

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 20, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250325

And so doth love striketh at thine mortal heart. Michael, hast though truly been forsaken? Neigh! Go forth and restoreth what ye have brought to ruin, and in time ye shall behold the glory of love!

SIGxMUNDx808 June 20, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #250326

I knew it!!! I knew the ‘I love you’ Lucy would be appearing in this memories!!! :)
Aaaannnnddd… actually, yesterday I was re-reading BCB from the beginning, and to all the people who says that Lucy was a bully to Michael, I suggest you to read the comic from the beginning… I found myself very surprised to remember that Mike had his rough moments against Yashi, Lucy and even Blur… and sometimes Mike was the one picking on Lucy, and she was the softie/kind one… There are a lot of sweet Lucy’s moments; and honestly, most of the times when Lucy was being annoying, it was because she AND Mike were being picky on each other…
Lucy does have fault in all this drama, but not entirely…:(

Chicky June 20, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #250327

The feels I am feeling right now.

Shaaa June 20, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #250328

Bahah, her feet sure like grabbing arms!

Just kidding! This gave me so many feels mixed up! Thank you Taeshi for this amazing comic!

BeanieButt June 20, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #250329

Oh boy Tsundere!
Seriously though, this could go two ways; either Mike runs back and possibly saves his relationship - although it could lead to possiblity two -, Mike goes lolnope kthxbye to Lucy and then becomes a lonely virgin or ends up with Sandy, in which case Lucy has a chance of being lonely.

JESUS June 20, 2013, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #250330

OMG love this page! X3

eagle June 20, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #250331

This is some of the cutest Lucy drawings I’ve ever seen. There all drawn from Mikes pov too, which looks so much nicer than from an angle.

asdf June 20, 2013, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #250332

These past few pages makes me miss Lucy more then ever. ;_;

Also this son comes to mind as I’m reading them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO7C1Y83MSM (hope the URL works as I’m using my phone at this moment)

KitKatMuffin June 20, 2013, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #250333

I just can’t wait on what would Mike do >.

Bolgverk June 20, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #250334

Oh god ALL MY SHIPS DIE. First mike x Lucy which I abandoned then the Paulo x Tess. Know my te mike x sandy and the Paulo x Lucy. WHY MUST ALL MY SHIPS DIE. AND WHY MUST MIKE BE SUCH A JERK. AND WHY DOES HE FINALLY REALIZE WHAT HE HAS DONE AND POSSIBLE LOVE LUCY AFTER I HATE HIM WHY MUST MY FIRST SHIP STAB ME IN THE BACK WHHHYYYY

Dr.Rockit June 20, 2013, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250335

Two pages left!? Hnng. I’m so excited <3

SnowyPaint June 20, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #250336

KEEP REMINISCING, MIKE. YOU’RE REGAINING THE FAVOR OF THE PEOPLE.

Ziggy June 20, 2013, 3:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #250337

I am desperately hugging my OTP of Paulo x Lucy. I DO want Mike to be on better terms with Lucy after he realizes what he’s done, but Mike is firmly with Suzy or whatever girl right? RIGHT?

WHY MUST MY OLD OTP OF MIKE X LUCY STAB ME IN THE HEART AGAIN NOO

Wat June 20, 2013, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #250338

Another beautiful page Taeshi! Also, Mike! Don’t supress your feelings anymore! Even if you no longer love Lucy romantically, at least admit you still care! :(

Subaru June 20, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #250339

@KitKatMuffin
that is a great song to go with what is going on. It sounds so sweet yet with a tang of sadness to it.

Lily June 20, 2013, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #250340

Ok but seriously guys. Anyone who’s furious at Mike doesn’t remember anything before “December”. Go back and read.

Teashi June 20, 2013, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #250341

Is the “You think you’re scaring me?!” picture of Lucy a reference to the time that they were in the alleyway and got beat up? o:

Cassidy June 20, 2013, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #250343

*kabooom*~ 8-)

MaronaPossessed June 20, 2013, 3:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #250344

“Folder” - Because ya gotta know :P

Anon-Anon June 20, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #250345

My heart!
Mike why you gotta do what you do sometimes, I know you love her. ;_;

Dave June 20, 2013, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250346

Mike totally still loves her!! :) They better get together, or I’ll get really angry and sad :(

#1 fan of Defiance June 20, 2013, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #250347

Her left arm likes to play hide and seek a lot XD

MonsieurWTF June 20, 2013, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #250348

Yes, he could have been nicer to her.
I still don’t know why people keep saying he loves her. He had both, he picked the other girl.
All the time he has been with Sandy, Lucy has been trying to steal him away.
There is a saying about setting a bird free and seeing if it will come back.

Augustus is very much right about Lucy.

2tail June 20, 2013, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #250349

I know it’s a joke to write FOLDER on the folder, but it really takes away from the serious tone you seem to be aiming for. Just a piece of advice.

Shoeloo June 20, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #250350

BOY, I SURE DO WONDER WHAT FINAL FANTASY CAT’S UP TO AT THE MOMENT

Whimsicott June 20, 2013, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #250351

It looks like Mike’s “tunnel vision” is eroding. He got so wrapped up in being angry at Lucy he kept on just seeing “the bad things” and because he never told Sandy all the other details regarding Lucy her own comments added taint (not her fault she acted on what she knew from him but even she felt they could reconcile) and fueled Mike’s mindset.

While Mike had every right to be angry at Lucy and call her out on her jerk actions against him and her “crappy timing confession”, Mike had absolutely NO FREAKING RIGHT to say those things to her. He basically made her out as more horrible than she ever was on her worst day and then promised to take everyone else who mattered away from her citing “they’ll side with me because you’re a horrible person and then you’ll be alone like you should be”.

Now he has to eat his actions, reap what he shows. Everyone is in charge of their actions; but Mike became a trigger for Lucy’s downward spiral of depression. His hand is by Lucy’s on the steering wheel of her actions. Now tht he’s slowly starting to lose the tunnel vision…what will he do?

Personally I’d like for him to not only realize just how HORRIBLE what he said to her was, but fess up what he said to the others, gets a deserved slug to the face by Paulo and be shunned by the others if just to “taste” what he intended for Lucy until he can patch things up with his friends.

Mike needs to reflect on how he’s now done to Lucy something worse than anything she did to him. She never threatened to take away his security and friends. She badmouthed him at times, but never to my recollection demeaned he wasn’t worth existing.

Either way Mike needs to reflect and perhaps suffer a bit for what he’s done.

Weltall84 June 20, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #250352

well i knew the ” I love You” scene would come up as well as the kiss scene from the Pillow Talk flashback, and Confrontaion in general. For the first time i am right about something in this comic.

RPG Nerd June 20, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #250353

And now Your thinking MIKE! Remembered when she got beat up protecting you!

CoolPerson June 20, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #250354

After all is said and done, all I can think of is “Wow, see how far we’ve come from the original foreshadowing!” (That is, this strip: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c20/p1.html )

Beautiful work, as always. :)

Anonanemone June 20, 2013, 4:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #250355

in his defense, he was drunk off his face at the time.

but any ways,

the impending aura of mikexlucy is overwhelming

Curtis June 20, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #250356

@RPG Nerd
and like us all, it will be your last XD

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 20, 2013, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250357

also i think that i found the perfect song for Mike in this chapter. Iridescent by Linkin Park. Look it up.

RPG Nerd June 20, 2013, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250358

man I just accidently cut the **** out of myself

TheGentleman June 20, 2013, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #250359

I like how its slowly going from Blue to Pink as pages go and as Mike recall Lucy not being as “horrible” as he claims (ok she was not all good, but I doubt anyone is all good anyway)

Kila June 20, 2013, 5:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #250360

@RPG Nerd people are strange by the doors would fit too or Mr. Crowley by ozzy

TheGentleman June 20, 2013, 5:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #250361

Tsun tsun

Rusco Istar June 20, 2013, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #250362

.. I love how this shows a frame from confrontation. That was the first chapter I read of BCB ‘cause a friend showed it to me.
Aaaagh, memories.
She defended them and got beat up, she can be sweet, she can be nice but all Mike sees is the “JERKFACE” Lucy.
But now he’s seeing more??

Remmy June 20, 2013, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #250363

@TheGentleman Under the Bridge(Red Hot Chili Peppers) might work too(, the intro being from Lucy’s point of view; the bridge being from Mike’s).

Insanity_Prevails June 20, 2013, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250364

Theory: The title of this chapter is referring to Mike breaking up with Sandy.

kerBamf June 20, 2013, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #250365

@Weltall84 Sure. So long as you realize that, by wishing physical harm to a person, you’re just as bad as Mike, if not worse.

Insanity_Prevails June 20, 2013, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #250366

And then to rub salt into the wound it’ll show her face how it is when he saw her backstage.
Eyes not holding that spark anymore, and how tired her face looks.

Contag June 20, 2013, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #250367

And you were doing so well. Now do you see what you done did? Now you’re in love with Lucy. HAVE FUN BEING NOT HAPPY

naAr June 20, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #250368

I like how the color changed to show how Lucy went from cold and mean to warm and sweet. Great way to show how tsundere she was.

Basshu June 20, 2013, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #250369

Can someone PLEASE PLEASE QUOTE ME ON THIS D:



Mike and Sandy are gonna break up.

Liust June 20, 2013, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #250370

The next Panel better move this story forward I thought the whole point of the new schedule was to stop the ANXIETY!! D:

Valentine June 20, 2013, 6:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #250371

Lucy confirmed for Tsundere Queen! :3

pauloissohotlike June 20, 2013, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #250372

Er… Flashback one more page.

Doctor Nuclear June 20, 2013, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #250373

So Kawaii :D

Rei June 20, 2013, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #250374

@kerBamf Interesting theory. It’s a bit too straightforward for my liking, though (albeit that’s probably just me). Of course, “breaking up” can also mean deteriorating: “Can you say that again? We must not have a very good phone connection; you’re starting to break up.” If I had to make a prediction, the title refers to the “breaking up” of the current social relationships between the main characters. If you’ll recall, there was a series of pages a while ago that alluded to the fact that Lucy was moving away for some reason.

Insanity_Prevails June 20, 2013, 8:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250375

I’m looking forward to the story finally wrapping up.

Crood June 20, 2013, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #250376

You know what’s funny? It kinda makes a lot of sense now that Lucy told Paulo they should make out back in Curtain Call, and also the way she reacted when Mike talked about fix things up between them. Maybe she just wanted to take good memories of them to wherever she’s going.

Also, I’m glad Mike can finally see the good side of Lucy and realize that her behaviour was actually hidding a lot of things. Let’s hope he finds the way to mend her little broken heart and become FRIENDS again.

Jerkface June 20, 2013, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #250377

I know this is stupid, but the fact that the folder in the last image of lucy says folder really irritates me 0-0

Dawn the She-wolf June 20, 2013, 8:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #250378

This is the part where mike realizes he was being an ***. :unsure:

Tablet-19 June 20, 2013, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250379

Yep, there’s the dere dere. We were all waiting for this.

Oh Lucy, you look so beautiful and innocent… #^_^#

Jupi June 20, 2013, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #250380

Well. This will be interesting.

vroom June 20, 2013, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #250381

that thing you are feeling mike… its called guilt. and if you walk away and do not run back, you will be feeling that for a LONG time…. just a little heads up, yah know?

Whistleblower June 20, 2013, 9:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #250382

Time for mike to snap out of this gigantic collection of flashbacks and do something? It’s not like he can just go into the hospital though.

LancelotOcelot June 20, 2013, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #250383

The days seem so wicked long, I can’t wait to see the next page. I wanna know Mikes reaction further aaaa,,, D:

CaptainAley June 20, 2013, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #250384

sometimes you cant fix things and the best solution is to remove yourself from the situation before you do more harm. This is one of those times.

Suaco June 20, 2013, 9:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #250385

Y’know, I’ve been doing some backreading… and I keep seeing comments about how Lucy was SO MEAN to Mike, but really, from the beginning, she wasn’t that bad at all. :| Like, seriously. At the very beginning, even, MIKE was the one who was meaner to HER. Their relationship was built on sarcasm and understanding that the other person didn’t mean the insults they threw out. So. Uh.

Guys, go back and read it. Lucy was just herself. Mike didn’t ‘put up’ with anything, he encouraged it. Played along, even. He was fine. He understood the way she was, and he even defended her. The only time he started getting mad at Lucy was because Sandy didn’t understand the way they worked together and was trying to help—misguided. Sweet, but misguided. Hopefully Mike will remember the good things he was trying so hard to bury, now. He’s been awfully caught up in his romance, and LUCY has been the tolerant one.

There.

Lislet June 20, 2013, 9:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #250386

GAH! SO MANY FEELS

josh June 20, 2013, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #250387

@Lislet THIS OMG THISSSSSSSSS
PERFECT
YOU WON THE INTERNET

nommerz June 20, 2013, 10:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250388

Oh my god, this page gives me so many feels.

Those feels you get that make you understand why you love this comic.

Though that could be just me… I haven’t commented in awhile, I feel as if I am out of the loop when it comes to the BCB community. Oh well, this page shows that Mike’s initial tsundere attitude was NEVER going to survive. Ever.

I love the feel of this page, can’t wait til tomorrow. Or 11.

Timni June 20, 2013, 10:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #250389

Well, we see an arm of Mike’s… perhaps this will bleed over into him finally imagining his own VERY one-sided behavior since his realization. It kind of needs to, but.. it’d be healthiest for everyone if he just moves on. If he imagines himself and finds it shameful, he’s in for a lot more internal and external drama, especially when the other Lucy-biased jackasses start blaming him again.
Suicide is contagious…

Hazel June 20, 2013, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #250390

i hate mike and lucy but i also love them i also feel sad for them!! ._.
i need a therapist… ;_;

mikedawn June 20, 2013, 10:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #250391

And a hug
T.T

mikedawn June 20, 2013, 10:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #250393

*pridicting future* Mike falls into reality noticing that he is about to be hitby a bus then avoids it and gets hit by his own mom’s car leading him to the hospital in the same room as lucy right next to her.

mikedawn June 20, 2013, 11:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #250394

now this he should have realised that she really really cared for him now he probably goes and kills himself or goes into depression

tazdevil25 June 20, 2013, 11:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #250395

Mike, you had better fix all this

Little June 20, 2013, 11:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #250396

pleeease don’t let poor Lucy diiiiiee!!!!!!! ;_;

beky G. June 20, 2013, 11:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #250397

I LOVE…Your Bow Tie ^w^

Katz June 20, 2013, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #250398

MIKE. LUCY IS NOT EVIL. SEEEEEEEEE

Joyceluvsyoo June 20, 2013, 11:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #250399

@Lislet
You has all the win!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 21, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #250400

First a thank you to Author of this comic. I’m a lot like lucy myself and the last few story arcs have had a profound effect on my heart.
I grew up with a guy who was also my best friend. I loved him openly when we got into middle school. Much like what Micheal said in the December act happened to me. I never knew someone could kill you on the inside until that day.
Years later I finally found that so called friend. He didn’t say he was sorry nor did he care how he hurt me. His justification was popularity. I wish I could say he was the only Micheal in my life but because I was shattered I didn’t know better and sometimes even now I don’t know better.

I hope that in this comic this boy finds that no one deserves to be broken and tossed aside. I also hope that those who read this will never let a boy or anyone treat them like nothing.

Thank you again these last few arcs have allowed me to show the meaning of being broken and how long it takes to heal.

Cendre June 21, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #250401

Tsun tsun, to dere dere.

1337c47 June 21, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #250402

THEIR BABY!!! ASDFGHJKL THE FEELS, I CAN’T EVEN

Bleh June 21, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #250403

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p46.html

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c48/p2.html

I really don’t get why people think Mike has always been such a huge *******. Yeah he exploded at Lucy, and then proceeded to be a dick about it. But he tried to show his feelings Lucy, and he saw the good side of her, but over time the Tsun wore him away. I mean, let’s be frank, Lucy was obnoxiously erratic towards mike. “Why are you Glaring at me!?” ? Yeah you’re nervous, but this is someone who you’ve known your whole life and your primary reaction to speaking to them is light violence and anger.

People who are so violently angry at mike are idiots. Yeah, he made a terrible mistake that emotional teenagers are prone to making. He exploded at his closest friend for the wrong reasons and has no idea what to do. Trying to convince himself that he was justified while also realizing how much of a Jerk he was.

You guys get a page a day, and these pages show a MOMENT of thought on the part of the chatacter. All the things that come rushing through a teenagers mind when he’s experiencing extreme guilt and anger and confusion. You’d be full of **** if you don’t think you would have the same feelings and thoughts ripping you apart. He says something and then you spend the interim till the next page tearing it apart. Some of the complaints you guys have about him are completely unfair. Think about the broad story, think about what’s happened since the beginning of their relationship.

Anyway, I’m just kind of tired and I don’t think I’m making much sense anymore. Let it just play out the way the artist will play it out. There is absolutely nothing you can do except stop reading the comic and go write some fan fiction :P /rant

TL;DR: Mike is a Teenager who has ****ed up pretty badly. Stop painting him as the ****ing antichist and chill the **** out. Everybody gets streaks of emotional turmoil, especially in a comic about High-School.

Teashi June 21, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #250404

Care Mike… Care damn you! Fall in love with that girl right now!

BornAgain June 21, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #250406

He fell in love with her years before man, then he convinced himself that he could move on. Which I guess is what he did, quite probably in the stupidest way possible. I guess it was better than, I don’t know, murdering her.

Teashi June 21, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #250407

I knew the last thing on this page would be “I love you” xD

Hayli June 21, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #250408

****ING ONIONS!

Tai June 21, 2013, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #250409

FOLDER
You can’t be any more obvious.

asdf June 21, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #250410

Lucy is not a Beauty like Sandy ore a Model like Sandy BUT she is beautyfull in her own ways she care about her friends and dont afraid of picking a fight to protect them. She is a Realy strong girl but Mike don’t realise this …. UNTIL maby NOW.

Regina-Chan June 21, 2013, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #250411

So much feels…..pink feels. ._.

Alamoraine June 21, 2013, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #250413

Mike Should feel horrible. I can’t believe he would ever blow it off like that.

Jodie June 21, 2013, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #250414

You should have thrown in the scene from the movie theater Taeshi.
“I was only a jerk to you because I love you and now it’s too laaaaate!”
Nice use of foreshadowing.

asdf June 21, 2013, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #250417

I really luv this page:3

anon June 21, 2013, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #250419

I love how the folder is labeled “folder”

Stevum June 21, 2013, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #250421

Though the realization comes too little too late for Lucy’s well being, the important thing is that Michael will understand the effects and consequences of his actions, even if not the critical moments. I have to say though, that for Lucy to attempt (seemingly) suicide, her will must have been utterly broken. For I say this coming from experience so similar to hers that, if it isn’t exactly the same, it is shockingly similar, so I can understand the reasons behind her latest actions with a sense of clarity, even if I personally disagree with the option of taking one’s own life. Even when it looks like your world is literally falling apart around you, there is always the hope not only to overcome the obstacles that plague you, but even to use them to better yourself as an individual by learning from the mistakes you’ve made and the experiences that followed (this can also be applied somewhat to Michael).

For Michael to push her that far is unacceptable, and he is finally starting to see what overwhelming, single-minded rage and a hardwired mental block can make a person do to another. And while I loath the actions that he’s taken, and feel the utmost pity and regret for Lucy’s predicament, I cannot completely put Michael to fault for this because, as he’s pointed out, he Did have some justification in his reasoning. So, all in all, Michael has taken it too far, and Lucy did not change herself quickly enough, along with various circumstantial changes and misfortunes happening to them both.

“Bittersweet” has never been more true, at least as far as I’ve seen.

p.s. Sorry for the long post, first timer with it :( By the way, could anyone tell me if “age restricted language” is automatically censored or not, because I didn’t want to take the risk. And sorry again about the WALL-OF-TEXT

9-5 June 21, 2013, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #250423

Lol
Sorry but I have to say something about some of these comments.
To the people who are all “yeah the page turned purple/pink, just as I predicted!” (mostly on previous page comments) : Thanks Captain Obvious.
To the people who predicted exact moments and memories that would appear (“He’s gonna remember her ask ‘We’re friends, right?’”) : You are awesome.

Come on guys, some people read every single comment on here… don’t be captain obvious or say things completley unrelated to the comic. It’s annoying. .___. Yes, one could argue that this very comment is not very related to the comic and therefore an annoyance, but. I had to put it out there okay.

Anyway.
I do hope the next page has Mike more in it, with te flashbacks ending. But if not, Tae will blow us all away on Monday :)

silveryogurt June 21, 2013, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #250424

She looks so cute in the one where he’s holding her arm.

DeathofInk June 21, 2013, 4:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #250425

This character has had Tsundere written all over her since page one…. ehehe…. Mike just clearly can’t handle one until it’s too late… or is it!?

Askia June 21, 2013, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #250426

Then the next one would be something like “I just wanna see you happy” or either that time she try to save him from drowning in the rushing river once

The spider behind you June 21, 2013, 6:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #250427

Theeeeere we go. Sometimes when we are very upset at someone, it is hard to remember that there were good times too…and more often than not there were more good times than bad :).

I am glad for this page. It gives me hope that Mike might do a little bit of growing up soon.

Iris June 21, 2013, 6:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #250428

@nommerz and @TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone

Ahahaha, I’m so glad you agree. XD I was just thinking that I didn’t remember Lucy being so terrible so I went back to do some reading and had a huge realization about their relationship. It’s easy to rag on Lucy when you just have vague memories of what happened before, she’s a bit abrasive. But if you actually go back and re-read it you find out that she’s not so bad, out of the two of them, and Mike was falling into the same pattern he did when they were in grade-school.

Lislet June 21, 2013, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #250429

Damn, Mike’s remembered the gewd stuff.
There’s no stopping it now, hes gonna cry.
What a baby :P

Rawrz June 21, 2013, 7:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #250430

Luce’s got some bitchin’ muttonchops.

June 21, 2013, 7:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #250431

Aw man, that is just beautiful. :D The way things are going, I’m convinced by this that it couldn’t end just like that. It might not be the real case, but that’s what I’d like to believe in. :)

Prius June 21, 2013, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #250432

Taeshi, what are you planning… This is far too sweet of an ending for the likes of you… You build us up with cuteness only to burn it down… WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN?? D:

AngryBunny June 21, 2013, 8:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #250433

heartburn
slowly fading

Ali June 21, 2013, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #250434

i hope mike is starting to feel stupidly guilty if this is his head that the realization of her change started up

Anima June 21, 2013, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #250435

Page 27: Michael crying and scratching the wall (according ceeeeeeeertain spoilerish meme lolol)

Knux-the-Killer June 21, 2013, 9:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #250436

MIKE. GODDAMMIT. REALIZE LUCY IS THE ONE FOR YOU ALREADY. MAKE IT HAPPEN Mad Lucy
in all seriousness, I can’t wait to see what happens. Waiting for these to come out and worrying what will happen is raising my blood pressure I’m pretty sure XD

Aquaczaz June 21, 2013, 9:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #250437

Next page, Paulo is the one seeing all the pink Lucy.

Trollicart June 21, 2013, 10:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #250438

@Lislet. My whole relationship with my friends is like that. We trow insults at each other, hit each other a few times(rarely), tell each other when we are being stupid, and help each other when we need it. Basically the early Mike and Lucy relationship was me and my friends. But we were a little different. No drama.

RPG Nerd June 21, 2013, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #250439

What if the last 2 bubbles are actually what MIKE is thinking? O.o

V June 21, 2013, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #250440

Oh dear! I hope this is all just a Dream mike is Having and when he Wakes up Everything will be Better ;_;

Tia Starshine June 21, 2013, 11:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #250441

@RPG Nerd same here with my friends like one of my friends punched my in the kidneys and I in turn dislocated his finger by accident on my part but we still get along fine

TheGentleman June 21, 2013, 12:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #250442

oh god its soo cute that hes thinking of her <3 from her bad side to her good side its soo cute to me but sad to think that lucy did somthing

Samii June 21, 2013, 12:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #250443

27 MINUTES AHAAHAHHAAAAAAAH C’MON TAESHI GIMS GIMS.

The OverLor--um...Thinker June 21, 2013, 12:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #250444

I was listing to the right song when i looking at the last few pages. It acctualy does feel like she’s dead because of this tribute.

JustSomeCritic June 21, 2013, 12:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #250445

sounded a bit more sappier than i thought.

kernymi June 21, 2013, 12:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #250446

7 mintues to go till the next update!also i seriously love this chapter #^_^#

Anita June 21, 2013, 12:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #250611

start feeling like crap, hating yourself yet, Mike?

SOGx-ray June 21, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #250750

The folder she’s holding looks like she’s holding up a towel….

Izanagi June 23, 2013, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #257148

Who has a folder named folder?

Stripey August 20, 2013, 10:26 AM EST.

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