75. Breaking Up, page posted 6/24/13

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Veronica’s Commentary

Thanks for reading!! The new chapter begins tomorrow. (haven’t said that before!)

This was intended to be the final chapter for a good while, which I know sort of leaves it as an open-ended downer ending. I had these events (December, the play, events behind the scenes) planned for ages and how it was going to happen, and while I know what happens next, I was in a state of mind months ago where I felt this particular chapter could be a “good” place to finish the series.

But that’s irrelevant now, thank you for being so encouraging and giving me the energy to keep going and get to the ending planned all along! Will take a long time and there are plenty of side-stories I always wanted to tell, but after the next chapter the tone will change. Hope you can stick around and experience it! Thanks very much! We’re reaching the end of the first month where I’ve been updating five days a week!! Wow!!

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200 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #250782

And so ends another bcb chapter.

Idastar June 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250783

Oh. Well then. That happened

Nuuu more tears omfg whyyy.
The bittersweetness of this is over 9000.

Gabba June 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250784

Happy Monday

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250785

I have to wonder what he’s sorry about. For not saying he loved her back, for saying all the other mean things about her, for saying he hated her, or for saying be would leave the table.

Wolfpoet June 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250786

Oh wow

kami June 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250787

Wonder how the next chapter will play out

SaraSloth June 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250788

YES

nommerz June 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250789

YAAAAY! Great job!

Orangepower123 June 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250790

He must have really sharp claws to scratch the wall like that

Ember June 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250791

Okay den…

Herp June 24, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250792

Great Job! But will we ever know what happened to Lucy?

T68 June 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #250793

dang

jet June 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #250794

…mike do it make up for good do something :unsure:

auto June 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250795

How sad :(

First time commenting, but I’ve been reading for a year! This comic has really transformed in tone and art style for the better. I enjoy it and look forward to it every weekday now. Thank you for being a great writer/artist!

Anne June 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250796

If the whole series ended here, I would have been really ******.

Anon-o-mis June 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250797

I want the new chapter now, I’m worried about lucy :unsure:
I also want mike and lucy to finally be together, it’s meant to be, I say!

Aquaczaz June 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250798

Ahaha Whoa!~ OwO

Apple-chan June 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250799

That ought to satisfy some of the Mike haters. Maybe…
Either way, happy to hear the comic will be continuing!

some guy June 24, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250800

You better be, you jerk. Mad Lucy (It says I’m posting to many emoticons per word, even though that’s just one emoticon, so here are some more words.)

Patrick June 24, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250801

What will happen next I can’t wait

King June 24, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250802

So many questions I have that must wait for the next chapter! You’ve captured my inquiries, Madam!

Mr. Smoker June 24, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #250803

I could see how you could make this an open ended ending, though with it ending with mike depressed lucy missing and the gang unaware, it still leaves a large potential for extra stories to fill in what will happen until the comic finally does end

Bunnyclub101 June 24, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #250804

This is so deep i cant even see it ;-;

Malaysia June 24, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #250805

OH GOOD HE FINALLY REALIZED HOW WRONG HE WAS. My prediction is that he will explain it to Sandy, she will dump him because of what he did, however unknowingly. But as much as I want Lucy and Mike to end up together, this is going to need some serious talking through. But I’m still a MikexLucy shipper.

Random Cat June 24, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #250806

I´m so glad this is not the “final” chapter ending! God!! It would have been so open!!

Is it wrong of me to somehow be happy for Mike being sad regarding finally understanding the damage those hard words had? :unsure: I have always liked Lucy and I know that there are many people disliking her for “bullying” Mike, but he could have talked to her about it instead of being 100 times more mean.

How will Paulo react when he finds out what Lucy might have done to herself? ;_;

Josephine June 24, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #250807

………
NGOPAMIFS
I STILL WANNA SEE LUCY

****** June 24, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #250808

also, I don’t want this comic to ever end, the story telling is amazing, this is the only comic of the 40 or so I follow that I return multiple times a day, waiting for the next page to come out

Aquaczaz June 24, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #250809

Awww Michael! DUMP SANDY. NOW. CALL THE BITCH AND BREAK UP WITH HER.

Pointsettia June 24, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #250810

Don’t end BCB!! There are so many plots that could still play out! It has brought me and my bf together and we like to read the updates together and talk about what we think is going on. Not enough rings has nothing on BCB!
Your an amazing artist keep on going! <3

Amanda June 24, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #250811

I STILL HATE MIKE!
Haha, just kidding. I am glad he’s finally coming to grips with this crap, rather than just stalling or redirecting it as hatred at a particular someone else.
Everyone knows the problem and sees the cycle, but it takes a pretty damn big person to step up, break it, and make sure it does’t go into effect again.
So, what of Lucy? If people are still putting suicide on the table, I am gonna laugh, because that would literally “kill” the comic! Hahaha! See what I did there? ….No?

Blank On Purpose June 24, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #250812

…this chapter name is all wrong. It should be titled ‘Breaking Down’. ;_;
And it’s great to hear that the comic isn’t ending just yet! Seriously, I started reading this comic just a chapter ago. I would’ve been like ‘wait, what? I JUST GOT HERE NOOOOOOOO!’
Anyways, the tone will be changing after next chapter? YAY! Away with thee, dark and depressing tone! Never return! For Taeshi declares it is TIME FOR A CHANGE OF PACE!
…sorry. Couldn’t resist. :P

Oceanus92 June 24, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #250813

Wat
End??? With Mike just clawing the wall??
Wonder how Lucy’s hanging in the hospital, or maybe IS she hanging in the hospital (haha pun get it)
Imma hope for the best.

LancelotOcelot June 24, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #250814

:( poor babies

Vivitv June 24, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #250815

I really do hope this comic continues on, I really love reading it. The art’s improved so much over the years, and it would be a shame to lose it so soon! This chapter has basically torn apart my soul, and I absolutely loved it xD

PerfImagination June 24, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #250816

FLUUUUUFFFFFF

Stevum June 24, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #250817

@Pointsietta how is sandy a bitch?
Oh wait, cause she’s not Lucy.
Remember:
Kind, supportive, Sandy = bitch
Violent, clingy, jealous Lucy = special snowflake angel
*rolls eyes*

Smegirl June 24, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #250818

I had heard rumors this was going to be the last chapter, and I have to say it would have been a very interesting place to end it, and memorable at that. I’m glad to see you aren’t though, and that the story will continue to its intended ending. You’re one of the best writers doing comics right now in my opinion. It would have been saddening to see you end it on this note after so much story, drama, and suspense.

Lanpanic June 24, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #250819

Now mike is apologising hmmmm?

Nikki June 24, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #250820

Tears….tears are happening T_T

Also, @Taeshi, thank you so much for putting such hard work up into this comic XD

Chocothunda June 24, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #250821

I have to agree with @Smegirl on Lucy not being a special snowflake. I think Mike finally realizes how much he hurt Lucy. I doubt he is sorry for not loving her, D: though that might be too adult for Mike. I do enjoy BCB and hope to see many more chapters. (TaeShi willing)

ArchSyn June 24, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #250822

I’m glad this isn’t the final chapter, way too open. Granted no comic can last forever but as it is, it’s just not ready to be over properly. It’s good to see Mike finally realized the consequences of his mistakes. Now it’s time for him to at least attempt to redeem himself.

starfighter105 June 24, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #250823

It is too bad you couldn’t get this page to fall on April First and pretend like this was the end of the comic forever.

This would have been a pretty awful place to end really. EVERYONE LOSES FOREVER.

Might as well put Rippy the Razor as the day’s posting if it was the end.

Ah well, I look forward to what is to come!

Titanium Dragon June 24, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #250825

Hehe, okay, now I’m satisfied.

Wat June 24, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #250826

Good thing this isn’t the final chapter ‘cause it would probably make me hate this comic, and I like to like this comic.

Anywho, will we ever know what the hell actually happened to Lucy? The wait is tortuuuuuuuuure!

Lime Cake June 24, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #250827

Oh wow, this was suppose to be the original ending?? Yikes, that’s a depressing end. Oh well XD . That moment of realization, poor Mike :( . If he does tell anyone of what happened, I can definitely picture Sandy being the one. I don’t think she’ll dump him though, seeing how he’ll probably express his guilt to her and cry as much as he is now. I can also picture (maybe) Daisy, but that would probably be a bit of a stretch (if she does, then there’s a chance that she COULD tell Abbey, and we all know how he’ll take that… :/ ). And Paulo will most likely stay in the dark, still. I kinda had hopes that he’d do something, but it doesn’t look like that’ll happen at all.

And I’m glad that the new update schedule worked for you, because I was kinda worried it would be too much for you (it would be for me, if I were doing a webcomic, that’s for sure XD). Can’t wait for the next chap! :D

Subaru June 24, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #250828

confetti everywhere

whatface June 24, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #250829

@Taeshi The **** u mean this was gonna be the last chapter?!!!?!?!??!?! Woman I love you and your art, but by God if you end the series like that…..lets just say you shouldn’t have come to the States…. Can’t wait for the next chapter!!!! :D

Redneck June 24, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #250830

Darn, what a good ending of the chapter. Even if the series had ended with this I’d be really happy with it, mostly because of the feelings that it gives to the readers.
Anyways, thanks for continuing this (: I’ll be anticipating for next chapters story. ~

Harmonia June 24, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #250831

For once I actually looked forward to a Monday :D

shaaa June 24, 2013, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #250832

You screwed up boy, and you can’t pin the blame on someone else than yourself.
Either take it like a man and admit you’re the main contributor to how it got this bad and the try your hardest to fix it, or go home and cry in your pillow because “baaaww Sandy can’t fix dis 4 me :(

Vacant June 24, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #250833

3 words ALL. THE. FEELS!! :’( ._.

XenaTheAlienChick June 24, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #250834

Oh my gosh, I would have been so sad if this series ended here. D’: I will be so sad when this series ends no matter what, but… not hereee T3T <3333 Love the weekly updates so much c’: You are amazing <3<3<3<3

kitten June 24, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #250835

My feels are leaking out whyyy

BeanieButt June 24, 2013, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #250837

I LOVE READING THIS COMIC I HOPE IT DOSNT END

Bbrad June 24, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #250838

._.

Hope they become at least friends again, this was horrible. Still curious over what happened to Lucy, just wish Mike could do something to change what has happened. He was being a jerk to Lucy but honestly, their friendship can’t end like this.

Dave June 24, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #250839

man this comic is so great, i hope it never ends…its so addictive XD

josh June 24, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #250840

0.0 Did Taeshi say this comic will end soon………. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Daleiaq June 24, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #250841

Annnnnd Cue Linkin Park music.

Kenzie Decker June 24, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #250842

Wow, I am not sure that I could have handled BCB ending on this page with everyone breaking down and Lucy ending up who knows where, so I am SO glad that you decided to stick with it Taeshi. Hopefully by the time the true end arrives I will be ready to let go, but for now I think I will just join everyone else in eagerly anticipating the next chapter.

Alfador June 24, 2013, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #250843

Look like the entire land scape is going too change

lov/hate/hurt June 24, 2013, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #250844

Is Lucy dead now?

DarthStar June 24, 2013, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #250845

You know, I thought I would be happier when Mike finally angsts over his past actions towards Lucy.

But I’m not. This is so sad. Efffffff D:

Pinki June 24, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #250846

He ruined that brick wall…

Yxela007 June 24, 2013, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #250847

Thanks so much @Taeshi for all your hard work with BCB! Really glad it’s not ending here, would have made for a tough ending. I’ve enjoyed reading along with the last 6 months and catching up, learning to care for this amazing cast of characters you’ve put together. Keep your head held high!

Aaron June 24, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #250848

You should be, Mike! You should be sorry!

SOGx-ray June 24, 2013, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #250849

Mike you should be sorry. Youve done nothing bu **** up for a while now…

NiraLightshine June 24, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #250850

Third times a charm
And a tone change huh? That’ll be interesting considering how long the tone of BCB has been on a bit of a downward spiral with all that’s happened between Mike and Lucy. Perhaps things will make a turn around.
And now as one of the people who see this whole thing as both Mike and Lucy’s fault I think it’s high time we hear her apology for being such a downright jerk all those years.

Shoop-a-doop June 24, 2013, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #250851

Thank you for getting us so far, and providing such an entertaining comic filled with so much complex drama… Also no matter what other says: your story and storytelling IS GOOD. I mean really. Usually when I read a story of the “will they end up together?” type even trough the deepest despair and mayhem you can still say “Meh… it’s okay they WILL end up together in the end. They have to.” and with yours… I can’t. I don’t know. And this doubt… it’s make it absolutely impossible for me not to read your comic and check the site at least four time each day even though the next update won’t be up at this hour.

And so…

Thanks you so much for keeping the serie going… I hate it when over-addictive stories finish on an open ending… Really. It bug me for like months “what’s going to happen next we will never known we have to imagine it yourself… maybe that happen, or this, or that… raaa”

AceOfSPade June 24, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #250852

Liar liar scarf on fire. :V

And you’re very welcome Taeshi! It’s been a trip so far! I can only imagine it’s gonna be just as fun in the future! ^.^

Jessica U. Ingmann June 24, 2013, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #250853

I never want this comic to end. It’s a good escape from the **** pile I have for a life, or the lack there of. I know it will end eventually, but not hear, I would f#cking flip out if i never KNEW what happened. (Aside from all the suicide conspiracy’s.) You (@Taeshi) haven’t told us exactly what happened, & I’ll only believe you. So, yeah,… Micheal, kinda sucks, that feeling in your stomach. Yeah, you wish things turned out differently? I know I do. :/

Capital D June 24, 2013, 3:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250854

I must say that if you had decided to en it here, the website might have imploded from all the rage and unanswered questions. What happened to Lucy? What was her family thinking of doing with her? And my personal favorite question, WHEN IS PAULO GUNNA GROW A PAIR AND ASK LUCY OUT!? You know, if it’s even possible now. Besides, you should end their story with a ‘X years later’ chapter. I would love to see who you paired up as canon. This won’t stop fanfics and others from changing it, but it’s the thought that counts. Personally I’d like he final page to be Lucy looking embarrassed/scared, having whoever she got paired with hold out his hand *coughPaulocough*, she takes it and he helps her down into a pool, the final picture being a zoomed out one that shows all the main characters d their pairing congratulating her. That scene would melt the hearts of everyone, even people that where rooting for Lucy to pair with someone else.

LucyxPaulo shipper

Venorik June 24, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #250855

A tone change? That’s interesting. For the longest its just been sadness, hate, and tears. Does this mean something will happen for the comic to turn cheery? Wait…. its BCB. It’ll probably turn to a murder mystery….

BornAgain June 24, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #250856

That’s all I wanted. I’m back on decent terms with mike, I’ll be on good terms when he actually apologizes to Lucy.

Jared sheep June 24, 2013, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #250857

Taeshi, what awesomeness awaits us when the BCB saga is finished? Since we all know that the end isn’t far, and I’m looking forward to what awaits us next!
It has been a real treat reading BCB :) Hope it lives on after the last chapter!

NoName XD June 24, 2013, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #250858

But…but…didn’t that gang still have a bone to pick with them? :question:
What ever happened with that?

....Whut? June 24, 2013, 3:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #250859

You better be bitch… I am unsure. Paulo is an idiot while Mike is an idiot in another way. I vote for Abbey X Daisy xD! Thats who I pick.

Tai June 24, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #250860

Mike you stupid hoe **** *****!
You just like got what you deserved, you little ****!! Mad Lucy

JK5ever June 24, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #250861

I agree with ace, and all the other people who thanks you for keeping this comic going. I also admire your perseverance to update the comic (something that I will never have)
I wish I could write more but I don’t speak English very well, so…thank you for everything =)

Gasz June 24, 2013, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #250862

@…Whut? I don’t think so… Mike (and Lucy) kicked their sorry a**es ^u^
Thank you Taeshi!!

Nyah June 24, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #250863

WHY???, I just wanna know whats wrong with Lucy! ._. p.s. I would be very sad and disappointed if this comic ended here, it would drive me insane not knowing what happened to everyone

Kleitos June 24, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #250864

Hallejiah this isn’t he final chapter their would be too much unsaid and too much stuff that could happen but if anything I am just happy that you choose to keep it going and not stoping it at a bad spot like this.
But back on topic.
I am just happy mike realized what he did maybe he guilt will final crack so all my mike hate is mosty gone (the little that’s left involves the fact that he still did what he did)
Now we all know what happens next:
Lucy moves in with here father in Rickter and goes to a private school for a new start but meets sandy and she has to make sure sandy doesn’t recognize her. COME ON IT HAS TO HAPPEN it would be amazing plus it makes sandy actually in the comic just not referenced a lot and that means a bunch if new characters don’t have to be made ;)

Also I would like to thank you taeshi for making this comic amazon comic you are the best author of anything I have ever seen you make an amazing high school comic that keeps the story alive without losing any comedy or characterization or making things too complicated and not only do I want to thank you I want to thank suitcase and every one who has helped you make this comic and helped you through anything that he happens in your life. Thank you and I would like to thank every one who has introduced someone to this comic or has been supportive of taeshi an co.
From a reader like you thank you

Dr.Rockit June 24, 2013, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #250865

Glad this isn’t the final chapter… It really bugs me every time someone leaves off on the hero dying, or people in misery, or unanswered questions… One of my pet peeves actually.

And okey-dokey… Let’s see where this leads…

Allsmiles June 24, 2013, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #250866

This couldn’t really have ever been the end; even though it’s open-ended with regards to Mike and Lucy, there’s a plot void in regards to Paulo. Everyone else would certainly have negative reactions, but to disregard Paulo’s reaction would be disregarding the entire Paulo x Lucy subplot that has been going on for like the last 20 chapters. I’m very glad Taeshi decided not to end on this note… O_o

Korik June 24, 2013, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #250867

if this was the end of BCB this would be the ultimate bad ending like D:

Taro June 24, 2013, 3:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #250868

Yes! YES! THE TEARS OF UNFATHOMABLE SADNESS, YOU GUYS! YES! SO YUMMY, MMMM! YES YOU GUYS! YES!

Sanitarium June 24, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #250869

Taeishi, YOU ARE FREAKEN AMAZING! I could never update a comic everyday, let alone draw like you. and the storyline and everything… you’re like wonderwoman for webcomics!!! xD BCB fan forever dudet, foreverr

xxGrayxx June 24, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #250870

Thank you SOOO much for deciding not to end it there. I would have torn myself to pieces with all the questions left unanswered.

Follarch June 24, 2013, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #250871

*Repeatedly clicking Next Chapter* …god damn it

Another Reader June 24, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #250872

Awesome Taeshi! Love the comic! OMG, I can’t wait to see what happens next! :)

KJ June 24, 2013, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #250873

If you had ended the entire story here, I would have told my girlfriend this comic wasn’t worth reading. I can understand such endings, but you do NOT make a webcomic like this, especially not one this long, and then give it an open tragic ending. Thank GOSH you decided not to end it there. However, if Lucy dies, I will still have issues. Apparently, you said no more main characters would die. Lucy is a main character, so you would have been lying, and that is something you just do not lie about. I also hope the tone changes for the better later on, because I would like to see some comedy brought back into the comic, and will be hoping for Lucy and Mike to make up by the end of the week, or at least within the next few updates. Heck, if those two decide to enter a relationship after all, Lucy had better go back to her old self, or at least stop moping around, because her change in personality and whatnot has been so drastic that it’s gotten confusing as to exactly what she does and why she does it sometimes. Things had BETTER change for the better, because I am starting to lose hope for this comic, sadly.

I'll Eat Yourself June 24, 2013, 4:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #250874

I’m glad this comic will continue for a while :D

After Tales of Valoran and Dominic Deegan called it a day, I would be stuck to just having Misfile for my comic needs T_T

eclypsia June 24, 2013, 4:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #250875

Omg I totally agree with KJ, its like we are related or something crazy like that.
Shout out to #Taffi

#Taffi June 24, 2013, 4:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #250876

when he says sorry, she isn’t there. let’s see how much we will have to wait for him to finally tell her.

boh... June 24, 2013, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #250877

Woooo! Go Taeshi! And mike too!!!

Knuc June 24, 2013, 4:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #250878

I’ve been reading this for years, if this was the ending I don’t think I’d have been satisfied. Still would have worked to some degree though. I’m just happy its still going.

Dragnite June 24, 2013, 4:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #250879

No comment. Although I enjoy trolling TheGentleman. Can’t wait for the next chapter!

TheGentleman June 24, 2013, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #250880

I have officially gone from MikeXLucy, to PauloXLucy, and now MikeXLucy kinda. Can we please allow at least one of these poor people to be happy? Pwease? ;(

Mike June 24, 2013, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250881

Also, I love this damned comic. And the reason? Mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… Good writing, if not evil and soul wrenchingly sad at times, but touching at others.

Mike June 24, 2013, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #250882

for those who did not c it in the pass page

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBumgq5yVrA

“Let Her Go”

Well you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day you’ll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast

You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you’ll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

But you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
‘Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

Well you see her when you fall asleep
But never to touch and never to keep
‘Cause you loved her too much
And you dived too deep

Well you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go (oh, oh, ooh)
And you let her go (oh, oh, ooh)
Well you let her go

‘Cause you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

‘Cause you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go

2shy June 24, 2013, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #250883

**** you Mike, seriously **** you. It’s far to late for being sorry. Now you’ll face the consequences of your actions. Or not. Probably not. Since you’re main focus of this story, stops punches without any effort and doesn’t affraid of anything, which probably means there’s happy ending waiting for you, just by the corner. Still, **** you.

Commander_Zero June 24, 2013, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #250885

pfft hope that bitch is dead xD

Charles June 24, 2013, 5:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #250886

I think I would have cried if that was the actual ending. o___o;; CLIFFHANGERS. UG.

Lislet June 24, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #250887

This gave me a bit of a shiver. I’m glad you’re not ending it, such wonderful stories! I can’t wait for the next chapter.

Chellethulhu June 24, 2013, 6:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #250888

If it had ended here I would have said another path was the true end. 8-)

Fluffy June 24, 2013, 6:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #250890

Also @Venorik —- THAT WOULD BE SO CUUUUUUUUUTE!! :D

Lislet June 24, 2013, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #250891

… and he FINALLY puts it together… why do boys get stupid when girls like them? :/

Silka June 24, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #250892

What is this remorse for mike
How Bittersweet

N-master June 24, 2013, 6:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #250893

oh, Michael i’m so proud of you. you’ve finally had the breakthrough that you’ve been a total jerk butt. and that Lucy isn’t a mean little brat. congrats, now time to try to fix the thing that you’ve so efficiently broken.

can’t wait for the next chapter to start. i’m all tingly with excitement. love the comic taeshi, keep up the absolutely fantastic work. i don’t think I’ve been so far in suspense in quite some time.

King_Crimson June 24, 2013, 6:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #250894

I would not sleep for weeks if this was the ending. And at every possible time, I would randomly pull out a Big No out of nowhere. Luckily, that didn’t happen so I won’t be going to a mental hospital soon. XD Good call, Mike.

@Silka We feel like we’re being watched closely at every moment so we tend to act as organized as possible, but usually get overwhelmed that we end up looking like idiots. That’s at least how I see it from my experience, but the whole being overwhelmed is also in the case of Mike here, as well as before.

Prius June 24, 2013, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #250895

The feels… THE FEELS!!! OH GOD, THE FFFEEEELLLS ;_;

Mr. E June 24, 2013, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #250896

So… …the formal apology? (Although Lucy can’t know that.)

HongKat June 24, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #250897

Jeez, when I saw that I really thought it WAS the end of the comic.

Permia June 24, 2013, 7:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #250898

Oh, also, please, please let Paulo beat the stuffing out of Mike. He’s not really a bad guy, but he deserves it.

Mike June 24, 2013, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #250899

This would be a cool place to finish it, but I’m in no way upset it’s still going. <3

Pikahu June 24, 2013, 8:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #250900

Next page: mike gets hit by a bus. End

JustSomeCritic June 24, 2013, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #250901

wait wait wait…
So did Lucy die at the end or is she moving away?
(I’m horrible with reading subtext; I have no idea what happened to Lucy)

an anon creature June 24, 2013, 8:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #250902

Tears everywhere T-T is too late to say sorry Mike jerk Mad Lucy

eagle June 24, 2013, 8:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #250903

@ananoncreature
Lucy didn’t die. Yet, at least. Her older brother(blanking out on the name, sorry) said that he “doesn’t want to lose her,” meaning that he still has her, and anyway, if she had successfully committed suicide as everyone seems to think, she’d have no reason to be in the hospital.
@Vacant
He’s TRYING to fix it. As you’ll recall, he just took a bus across town on nothing but intuition so he could visit Lucy in the hospital. I don’t get why everyone hazes Mike for not doing anything. You think he ditches his family and frequents the hospital like this for ***** and giggles or something?
@JK5ever
Wow, that was super mature. *slow clap*
@Commander_zero
Really? Is that correct? Because, as I recall, it took Lucy…I dunno…somewhere around TEN YEARS to tell Mike how she really felt instead of skirting around the matter and making things harder for Mike to comprehend. She could have just said something years ago and let all the relationship drama out in a healthy manner. And as you clearly didn’t notice since you seem to think Mike has some easy happy ending coming for him(for the record, he’s sitting on the concrete scratching lines in a brick wall right now), Mike is beginning to follow the path of a tragic hero.
The stereotypical tragic hero DIES at the end of the story. If the mainstream belief that Lucy committed suicide is correct, then I guess [whatever mystical FAQ page everyone is talking about] was right about Mike and Lucy being together at the story’s resolution.
@Charles
What is it with the rest of Team Mike hoping Lucy is dead? You guys SUCK
@eagle
Then what do you want him to do? Turn his back on Lucy altogether? That would get way more of a rise out of you than an apology.

Insanity_Prevails June 24, 2013, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #250904

@Insanity_Prevails
oh i see. thanks!

an anon creature June 24, 2013, 9:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #250905

Wow, the comments are sure filled with schadenfreude today, huh?

Gate-Senpai June 24, 2013, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #250906

Why am I reminded of Shakespeare and Greek Tragedy all of a sudden? Unlike those types of stories, at least nobody died.

I must agree this would have been a good way of ending the story, but I’m glad the story will continue as intended. I’m grateful to you for sharing your creativity with us, Ms Taeshi. I know I’ll enjoy all that you have planned to show us.

Redd June 24, 2013, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #250907

@Insanity_Prevails someone give you a freaking reward or trophy you smart mofo :D (^з^)-☆

XenaTheAlienChick June 24, 2013, 10:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #250908

So like 80% of this candy is bitter. Can we have some sweets now?

Sethorien June 24, 2013, 10:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #250909

You retarded angsty cats. Make up your minds Mad Lucy :unsure:.

PS. What even angstier is…. :unsure: ← Who’s that?

PPS. @Sethorien -More like 99%, this comic should be the Angstalicious Bitter Bowl (conscious: Oh, wow, o_o… Amazing you DOOF)

o_o June 24, 2013, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #250910

Angst everywhere
The tone will change? So that’ll mean that it’ll no longer be 99% of bitter candy. Hooray for some, I guess

(great job Insanity_Prevails)

Whoa Taeshi, five days a week? I really hope you can cope with that workload…

bleh June 24, 2013, 10:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #250911

It really bothers me that there’s people taking the characters to the extremes. As in real life, nothing is entirely black or white nor completly good or evil. So Lucy is not a bad person for being the way she is, nor is Mike or Sandy. But non of them are perfect either, not even Sandy. All as we have here is a bad management of different problematic situations.

Jerkface June 24, 2013, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #250912

WHOAH! An «apology» with FEELING!

Sambo June 24, 2013, 10:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #250913

In other news, I’m so glad this wasn’t the last chapter! Such an end would’ve left me very dissatisfied. But yay! More cats are coming! Thanks Taeshi! 8-D

Sambo June 24, 2013, 10:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #250914

I think that this is rock bottom, for both him and her. Only now can they begin to heal.

This is probably the first time that Mike has been truly sorry for hurting her the way he did- perhaps he felt that he was harsh but necessarily so when he apologized after the play, and it’s doubtful he felt any regret when he attempted to apologize the first time.

I think that Lucy and Mike are ready for a second chance- not together, but as individuals.


This is way more engaging and contemplative than I expected a webcomic about cats to be, but I’m pleasantly surprised! :D Keep up the good work Taeshi<3

GingerPaws June 24, 2013, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #250915

I think I’m starting to understand Mike…

I might be wrong but I’m starting to think that Mike never did hate Lucy because she was mean or unfriendly (although this probably did bother him)… I’m starting to think he hated her because of what she was to him.

Think about it.

Every time his mind was on Sandy, Mike wanted nothing to do with Lucy. Maybe he felt conflicted because somewhere deep inside he did love her, and to justify neglecting her, he made her out to be the bad guy? Like “I’m not pushing her away because I feel guilty being near her. I’m pushing her away because she’s a terrible person.”

I don’t know. Just a thought.

Also, Taeshi, I can’t believe you almost ended the series here. That’s like zero closure or insight into the future! Talk about no falling action! XD

Chinatsu June 24, 2013, 11:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #250916

Reeeeeeeeally glad you didn’t end here! I just found this web comic over the weekend and I sat at my laptop and read ALL OF IT. So I’m super eager to read more!!! :love:

Sonar June 24, 2013, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #250917

Taeshi. Thank you for not ending this. I’ve been reading since day one, and ending it here would have killed me.

Anyways, keep up the good work!

Little June 24, 2013, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #250918

Wooow we came so close to having THIS be the ending of the whole series.

naAr June 24, 2013, 11:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #250919

14 hours? 14 HOURS? Too long! TOO LONG I SAY!!! ahh just kiddin. Good job! I’m really anxious to see what happens next.

just re-read from the beginning. AMAZING!!!!!

keep it up! 8-)

fredofhyrule June 24, 2013, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #250920

Mike: -Cue emotional break down-
Lucy.. WHYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!
-Scene End- lol
I love the seriess i really do.. its my addiction some times :)

Allianna June 24, 2013, 11:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #250921

The day this ends, a part of my life will too D:

Blackyuni June 24, 2013, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #250922

I’m normally one of those lurkers who never comment but after reading your commentary, I wanna thank you for continuing BCB! In my opinion, this would have been a disappointing and depressing way to end the series so I’m really glad that I can keep coming back to BCB everyday !

Thanks for your hard work Taeshi (: and thanks for the five-day-a-week updates!! 8-D

1TimeOnly June 24, 2013, 11:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #250923

OH MAN.
THE FEELS.
THE FEELS ON THIS PAGE.

Neospector June 24, 2013, 11:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #250924

Please dont end the series

Pfg June 25, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #250925

Aarrrrghhh ! My feels ! They’re being tied to knots because of this page Furious Abbey . It’s too emotional ._. Oh man… how I love this comic…. if this was seriously the final chapter I would explode into a million pieces … But thankfully it isn’t ! Can’t wait for the next chapter !

eyexofxtiger June 25, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #250926

I can’t imagine the emotions I’d have if it was really the end. BCB’s been a big part of my life for years now! I’m just thankful that there’s plenty more coming, I’d probably be having a heart attack right now if there wasn’t! Keep up the flawless work, Taeshi, and hopefully I’ll get to meet you when you come to America!

honeybee June 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #250927

Thank you Taeshi, for all your hard work with (successfully) updating five days a week. You are amazing at what you do and this comic is soo amazing! I’m also glad that the tone will be changing for the better and that BCB still has much more in store for its faithful viewers.
Going back to the comic: will Mike be able to salvage his relationship with Lucy? Only time will tell.
(I am still 100% aboard the SS MikexLucy, who’s with me? :unsure: x Mad Lucy )

SIGxMUNDx808 June 25, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #250928

YES THATS RIGHT MIKE FEEL SORRY FEEL ****ING SORRY finally! :P

that guy with wings June 25, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #250929

oH MY GOD FINALLY.
Now hopefully my *******-Mike-induced heartburn will be a thing of the past. xD

Ali June 25, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #250931

See what happens when you’re faithful and true Mike? Huh?? Yeah I thought so! ლ(´Д`)ლ

Tacsi June 25, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #250932

Took bloody long enough Mike! Now you can stop being an idiot and things can get back on track! I think I’m with Yashy (I feel terrible because I can’t remember if it’s a “Y” or an “I” at the end but I’m not running to check right now) on this one; I love Sandy to death, but JESUS MIKE GET OVER IT AND MAKE OUT WITH LUCY ALREADY XD
I actually feel bad for being so lighthearted in such an emotional scene… :unsure: oh well.
Very glad to hear that the story will continue a while longer, because I only stumbled on BCB through an ad a few days ago, and I’ve eaten up the whole archives. What can I say, I’m addicted! Keep up the good work Taeshi!

Edit: HA IT WAS A “Y” I WIN!
…and now I feel stupid for not checking it a minute ago. Oh well. I still remembered! *Happy Dance*

Fangskin June 25, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #250933

As i was expected…

Black Mesa Scientist June 25, 2013, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #250934

I want to say that this could be “the bad ending”, BUT some point in time as prevented that “bad ending”. The next chapter is gonna be exciting!

Pyro June 25, 2013, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #250935

@Taeshi
I wish I was good at moving speeches, but I’m not— so instead I’m just going to say that I’m glad you’re continuing. -hugs Taeshi-

I really hope that Bittersweet Candybowl will go on forever…. but I’ll be here all the way to the end and support you and it every step of the way, and I will be happy however and whenever it ends.

I’m so excited for the future, to see the true ending, and maybe to see some more side stories, history, and background along the way…
thank-you so much for everything @Taeshi and @Suitcase! <3

sajdkjha June 25, 2013, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #250936

I am SO FRIGGEN RELIEVED. Thank god and Taeshi for assuring us that BCB is far from over!

Thatoneguy June 25, 2013, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #250937

well Mike you just meet a little thing called KARMA

CoolBad June 25, 2013, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #250938

And now let the angsting commence. At least you know now Mike and can at least try to make up for it at some point in the future.

“The tone will change” bring it on I say, bring it on!

DeathofInk June 25, 2013, 4:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #250939

Oh my god, if it had ended here. This is not a good way to end a comic. Please don’t let the actual ending be this tragically open-ended. (I’m still pretty confused about what specifically is going on with Lucy and her family anyway, why her room is cleared out, why she’s in the hospital, and how Mike knew to look there.)

Patrick June 25, 2013, 5:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #250940

That’s… kinda scary.
I was chatting to my friend and I predicted the next page would be Mike saying “I’m sorry.”
No seriously how am I predicting things these days just.
On a better note, I’m glad we have been encouraging you to keep going <3 Stay strong, Taeshi~

Linkification June 25, 2013, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #250941

That is ALL he needed to say! Furious Abbey

Now, as for what he needs to DO on the other hand is a different story…I’m glad and extremely grateful it doesn’t end here. 8-D

Trubeque June 25, 2013, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #250942

So this is me swallowing my pride

Standing in front of you, saying I’m sorry for that night

And I go back to December all the time

It turns out freedom ain’t nothing but missing you

Wishing I’d realized what I had when you were mine

I go back to December, turn around and make it alright

I go back to December all the time

-December by Taylor Swift-

Itsrainingbubbles June 25, 2013, 5:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #250944

Delicious pain! 8-D

Zero June 25, 2013, 6:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #250946

I would’ve been miffed if the comic ended here since it looks like Paulo, Sandy, Augustus, ‘Confrontation’ Cat and a few others still have plot elements dangling.
So many characters….so little time.
Good luck with the rest of the comic! I figuratively cannot wait.

Masket June 25, 2013, 7:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #250947

Seriously going to support you and buy these books if I just ever can.

You’ve done a great job.

A.P. June 25, 2013, 7:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #250949

@Mike. Thank you for finally saying “I’m Sorry” and meaning it. You are now officially my favorite character, besides Lucy. I like you both the same. Anyway I just want to say I’m proud of you for finally saying that. Because saying I’m sorry is harder than saying I hate you.

RPG Nerd June 25, 2013, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #250950

@SIGxMUNDx8o8. I’m with you. Mike x Lucy all the way!

RPG Nerd June 25, 2013, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #250951

I’m glad this comic didn’t end here, though if it had I would have (reluctantly) accepted it.

I’m too curious about the other characters’ fates- mainly Augustus and Yashi. I know that they’re not the popular characters around here, but I really like them :)

CuriousElementalist June 25, 2013, 9:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #250952

I guess this chapter was…
Sweetly bitter.

Don’tkillme

Starling June 25, 2013, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #250953

In the future people will read through this chapter and admire the full art pages as well as the suspense, unaware of the bloody hell it was reading this chapter one page a day with mike and lucy haters going all out and the full story of Lucy unknown. Mad Lucy

Misanthrope June 25, 2013, 10:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #250954

You rock, this comic rocks, Suitcase rocks, so much rocks! I’m glad this comic didn’t end here, but I know it will end eventually. When it does though, MAKE IT ROCK~!

Dasaki June 25, 2013, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #250955

If BCB ends I’ll be rereading the archive so much I will eventually be able to retell the entire story. (Not that I can’t right now. )

LancelotOcelot June 25, 2013, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #250956

Guess what Mike? Too late.

I just read through the whole comic and I have to say I found it weird that he was one of my favourite characters for the first half and now has rapidly become the only one I hate. Great comic, though!

SkyeCaptain June 25, 2013, 10:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #250957

Dont stop the comic now! It’s getting really good!

Kyuubi June 25, 2013, 11:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #250958

Wow… What’s with all the hate on Michael?! It’s not only his fault things came down to this. :/

This problem is totally 90% faulted between Lucy and Mike, and 10% from others (ie. Lily, Paulo and Sandy). Lily never let Mike apologize in December, which probably would have fixed a large portion of the problem right off the bat. Paulo and Sandy just added to the drama (as much as I like Sandy, her dislike of Lucy treating Mike poorly resulted in Mike executing his feelings in a massive explosion… But Sandy did try to fix that I guess). :nope:

I do hope in this next chapter, both Lucy and Mike confess that they both should have went about this better and apologize to one another. They need to restart their friendship from scratch again. No drama, just simply pure friendship.

Lily better respect this (and keep the **** out of the situation) or I’m going to boil her alive and feed her to a wild pack of wolves. Furious Abbey

AngryBunny June 25, 2013, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #250959

There really is a heart in there afterall. XP

Quill June 25, 2013, 11:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #250960

//manly sobbing

Furball June 25, 2013, 11:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #250961

It’s not Lucy’s fault that she’s been like that to Mike. She’s always had social problems and didn’t know how to express her love over the years so she shouted and yelled and argued with him. Thus she wasn’t nervous when talking to him and all. That’s what I got from the story.

Lucy really reminds me of my girlfriend and well Mike reminds me of myself.
Except that me and her were having a long distance relationship and in the end she left me for some other guy with who she broke up after realizing he was a douche and went out with someone else again. Only thing is we try to be friends and stay in contact and stuff.. as much as possible.

Anyways this comic really touched me. I love cat’s I love the story line and I hope deeply for my own sake that at least Lucy and Mike get a better ending than me and my GF did. :/

GreenNekoHaunt June 25, 2013, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #250962

so glad you decided to continue with the comic

Lily June 25, 2013, 12:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #250965

I know we’re glad to see Mike is fully sorrowful for what he is done and that puts an ease to many of us. I find it very tragic if this was a temporary ending that would make me very unsettled. Thankfully, we have next set of events coming and all I’m wondering is how did she get into the hospital exactly and what will happen when she gets out. I hope the next chapter will shed some light on that.

Keyblade Dragon June 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #250993

True to the name. This is a very bittersweet ending.

Nuka June 25, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #251041

Finally, he appologized.
Now they’ve both appologized for their respective wrongs.

sajdkjha June 25, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #251063

So is Lucy dead or what? I’m lost.

Enbraend June 25, 2013, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #251089

So I will admit, this chapter- real heartstring tuggers. I am…just wow. I love this comic. Ty so much taeshi, and I am so happy to see this is not the end. From i’ve read you have been through so tough, difficult times while you have been writing and drawing BCB, and all I can say is thank you for what you have done, you have crafted a beautiful tale that really hits home.

Thank you.

Gingin June 26, 2013, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #251092

Your ability to develop a sensible story is non-existant. Why does everyone care, Lucy treats Everyone like crap for no reason.You mean nobody is glad shes gone, she is just an emotional pity sponge. So she up and leaves, nothing to her so called friends. Just proves she doesn’t care about anyone.

wonkybird June 26, 2013, 2:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #251098

thatd be very interesting if lucy were actually dead… 0.0 what’ll the fans do??
oh god… taeshi… if you value your life-dont kill her! D: i can see the flaming riots now. DDDD:
^.^ would be a nice ending if her death caused character development and everyone was a better person because of her, though~

evalei vie June 26, 2013, 4:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #251107

@Enbraend: Lucy is not dead, she is just in the hospital for now and she’ll be better in a week. Please reread the chapter completely if you are lost. It’s finished and you can read it all in one sitting so have fun.

@wonkybird: Even Mike was able to see that Lucy wasn’t that bad. Why can’t you take the time to see that Lucy actually cares? Just because she hits people, doesn’t mean she is a complete monster. There have been times when she has been really kind and helpful. One situation that will be obvious and easy for you to find is Chapter 12: Confrontation. Putting her own life at risk to protect the people she cares about. If Lucy didn’t care about anyone, then why didn’t she just leave? Think about that next time.

@evalei vie: Taeshi has been clear about not killing off any of her own characters. Oh, and Lucy happens to be a main character in the center of all this drama. Trust me you don’t have to worry about Lucy dying anytime soon.

supertails19 June 26, 2013, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #251333

That would be a heartless way to end this fantasic series, I’m glad you didn’t!

Kittlee June 26, 2013, 6:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #251523

Sorry… I didnt intend on insulting taeshi, I love this series. I know shes the main character too, I was simply imagining all the interesting options she has. Good or bad.

evalie June 27, 2013, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #251830

Considering this was originally intended to be the ending to the series, it just BEGS the question: was the original intent that Lucy actually DID kill herself? Or was it literally just supposed to be exactly how we got it? Either way, I’d very much rather see this comic end on a HAPPY note, than on an incredibly depressing one!

Lord Lemmy June 30, 2013, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #252141

You know I love how everyone in the story is ****** at Mike for “pushing Lucy to far” ….Seriously? You’ve been letting him be her caretaker for YEARS now. Shouldn’t her parents be taking some personal responsibility about not getting her the mental help she needed? (I mean they had to be getting told that she was isolated in school. Her outbursts her rage fits.) Nah it’s okay she’s just “rambunctious” I mean even Lily in her “wise old lady” ways was just watching the powder keg’s fuse without concern. Also there are some posters trying to demonize Sandy for basically telling Mike that he *IS* valuable. A constant tsundere who acts out in violent ways is not exactly the greatest self-esteem booster and from an outsiders perspective it would be purely abuse.

Now don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t mind seeing a Lucy/Mike ending but, at the same time at the moment it wasn’t going to be a healthy relationship at this point. Lucy has issues and so does Mike. Still though I am glad to know that this didn’t become the end of the series because that would just make me want to down a full bottle of Prozac just to balance out the depression I suffered from it.

J-Kitty July 2, 2013, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #252461

MIKE!!! WHY YOU NO SAY “I love you too”????

Just another bystander July 5, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #253842

my guess would be that he realizes that he is no longer deserving of her past blatant shows of affection, or the feelings she had/might still hold for him, and still can’t fully understand/justify why he did everything that he has done but knows that ‘I love you too’ is only going to make things worse at this point. he also knows that ‘I’m sorry’ is the best he can do now that he’s realized HE’S the one that has run himself (and helped run her) into this corner

he realizes that because of his rebukes she has tried to maintain this ‘I Hate Mike’ facade to the extent that it has confused her as to her own understanding of the situation she’s in to the point she’s become emotionally and mentally compromised

this is clearly a show of the Bittersweet logic

in short;
mike)- has effectively got lucy off his back just as he wanted, but realizes only too late the events required to do so will have on both of them

lucy)- has effectively gotten mike to come to his senses she wanted, but is now most likely too late for both to actually make amends now that she’s effectively made mike appear (to everyone else) to be the overly emotionally oppressive idiotic jerk she convinced herself that he was being

Multani Raynz July 17, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #257430

I guess I’m REALLY insensitive with this stuff (mental insanity kicking in)

Aaron August 22, 2013, 7:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #262208

I’ve just started reading BCB and throughout the entire rollercoaster ride of a comic. This chapter just hit me so hard in the feels that I actually am very sad.
I loved the relationship between Mike and Lucy at the beginning and watching it all fall apart and this to all happen. It has really made me sad.
I really love the comic! Don’t get me wrong. I just…
You’ve got my heartstrings… please let go…

Yorick Sofer October 15, 2013, 10:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #262545

YES the art got better but the plot has gotten worse how mike is a bitc* and doesn’t like lucy anymore its just stupid and I feel like you need to stop geting horny and writing SEX SEX sexity sex sex B**** I GIVE YOUUUUUUUUUU SEEEEEEEEEEEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

lonnigan October 20, 2013, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #262742

Darn, had to listen to A-ha’s “Take on me” while reading this huh? Soo many feels, not enough time……….

The Shinobi October 22, 2013, 7:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #270249

I feel soooo bad for literally every character.
Mike was due to snap back at Lucy but he used his words incorrectly, plus I feel like he is justified in choosing Sandy but (again) he should have phrased it better.(Honestly I probably would have been just as big of a jerk.)
Paolo’s heart has jumped everywhere but where it wants to be.
And I’m not even gonna start with Lucy
THERE IS NO HAPPY ENDING IS THERE!?

Rook December 14, 2013, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #271946

Wait, what happened to Lucy?! I know she got hurt, but how?! And how badly?! Is she just going to be gone from the comic for a while as she’s in the hospital?! Is she going to be moving?! Is she… dead…?!

Jeremy Huml January 7, 2014, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #272579

I don’t get why Lucy isn’t coming back to school, why her brother is so upset, or why her room is empty. Does she have a terminal condition? :question:
There’s really no good match for Lucy. Mike has a girlfriend, which, even long distance, is probably a more successful relationship than MikexLucy could ever be. I don’t like PauloxLucy either, because Paulo’s kind of an emotional mess himself when it comes to deciding who he likes. Adding a new character would probably be the best possible situation, but I doubt that’ll happen.

Anon-S January 11, 2014, 8:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #272609

Oh, so this was the often-mentioned “bad end” of the comic.

Luigifan January 13, 2014, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #273826

First time ive liked mike since the early chapters.
I bet many can agree.

:’(

Jack of comics January 27, 2014, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #279192

This is so sad ;_;

Jane April 12, 2014, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #281436

As downright evil as it would have been, I could see this chapter working as a series finale better than the ones preceding it, so I see what you mean. It would have been an absolutely cruel, heartrending, “why would you do this” ending, but it would have been an decent ending, story, arc and theme-wise.

Still, I’m glad it didn’t end here; Happy Hour in particular was a fantastic chapter, and ended the Winter arc perfectly.

Lt. America May 22, 2014, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #281754

for the longest time I couldn’t firgure out if she had died or not. then I read the comments. I feel stupid now. .-.

safarisucks May 31, 2014, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #282496

You magnificent ********… you made cats sad…..

keyboardcat June 15, 2014, 2:04 AM EST.

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