76. Leaving Home, page posted 7/8/13

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Veronica’s Commentary

BCB’s pets have always been the weirdest little element I left in the comic from its older version. I created them as a child.

Sadly, it looks as if they’ve increasingly become a huge problem for some people that try to get into the story? It’s similar to the whole “But why don’t they wear clothes!?!” question, which seems like an odd obsession to me but is genuinely a big obstacle for certain readers.

So I guess I’m doing something about that. The pets were useful characters and often used in the proto-BCB comics none of you saw, but they quickly became obsolete in this reincarnation. So now they’re gone, I guess!!

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169 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #252741

Heh, Sandy doesn’t realize that that’s the exact opposite of what Mike needed to hear. The real question though, is if he’ll tell Sandy what really happened? I mean, Sandy never really knew Lucy, but from what she had heard, she didn’t appear to like him that much. Also, considering the fact that Mike probably wouldn’t tell Sandy what he did, so Sandy would probably be more happy than anything else, which, at this time, is not what Mike needs to hear.
Though, because next page is the last one, I bet something big’s going to be said tomorrow. We’ll just have to wait.

Nikita July 8, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252742

SO CLOSE Mad Lucy So it appears Mike and Blur hate a little arguement, and now Blur is being a drama queen. REAL MATURE. Just kidding, but on a serious note, it seems as if Sandy is just making Mike feel worse.

lolwut July 8, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252743

Noooo
Blur no
Ya well when your pet’s in love with your girl’s pet you gotta go get ‘er, Mike.

LancelotOcelot July 8, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #252744

hmmm he seems scared to tell sandy what happened.

Daggymar July 8, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252745

Makes sense

JChurch13 July 8, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252746

Oh my

what? July 8, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252747

Not telling the whole truth then I take it?

Kyuubi July 8, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #252748

NO!!!!! Lucy has to be ok!! oh and way to lie mike :O

Demonoux July 8, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #252749

:/

Me July 8, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #252750

Way to beat around the bush, mike. >_>

Pointsettia July 8, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #252751

But! The pets were cool… Aw. And tsk, tsk, Mike. Leaving something out, are we?

Yuki23 July 8, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252752

Maishul doesn’t look too convinced… :/
I’m gonna miss the pets :(

Kyuwi July 8, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252753

Sandy just doesn’t get Mike like Lucy did, or rather, used to.

Jade July 8, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252754

wait youre getting rid of the pets??? :question: but
BUT I LOVED THEM
awwww :(

Daggymar July 8, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252755

God damn mike just tell her what you did!!
seriously if she really cares about you and you to her then talk to her about what is bothering you!!! Furious Abbey
im sure she will get mad but **** stop holding in ur emotions!!! Mad Lucy

Madi_mew101 July 8, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252756

Sadface ;_;
I hope Blur is happy with his decision, though. Don’t know if he can reverse it.
Anyway, at least we get SOME information.
I love how oblivious Sandy is, it is so cute. Everything is so gloomy, and then she is bouncy and happy.
Anyway…
Sadface ;_;

masonery123 July 8, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252757

Stupid Mike

kami July 8, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252758

Hmm… Seems I didn’t completely understand these last few chapters. I didn’t realize you were writing them out completely. :question: Oh well, still a great comic that I intend to enjoy.

Curious July 8, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #252759

nuuuu don’t remove the pets D:

Dk3 July 8, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #252760

so…Lucy’s gone for good? I really hope not :(

Aquaczaz July 8, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #252761

“His” family moved? Blowing off some steam? What are you talking about Mike?

Meow July 8, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #252762

aaaw I actually liked the pets. :(
but it’s your choice, i guess. ;)
Oh, and by the way, this is an absolutely great comic. I just love it.

Morphofalter July 8, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #252764

I liked the pets, I didn’t know people thought they were getting the way…sigh well good bye to all the little critters

Amber July 8, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #252765

Omg wtf lol.
It’s stupid to think that people didn’t like this pets, dude. :T

oo July 8, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #252766

I like the pets! Why can’t they stay? That’s dumb, you should keep it the way YOU want it.

Momomomone July 8, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #252767

The pets are all gone for good?
…urk…but…Lucy’s pets being gone for good…does that mean no more Lucy, too?…
…probably not, I suppose. She’s done fine without them in the story for really long now. Although, it still seems a big possibility.
Upon first reading, I thought he was talking about Lucy having left. But looking over it, it makes sense that he’s talking about Blur. Besides, I don’t think it’s been a week already. I mean, everyone is still coping with Lucy being gone from home, so…unless that went on for a week…
Also, I don’t know why, exactly, but after reading this page, I really like Sandy a lot more, now. :D I mean, before, she was pretty awesome. And that was from the limited time we saw her. I swear, every time Sandy is around, the respect I have for her goes up just a bit more.
Although, with only one page left, one can wonder where this particular conversation will go…

Oceanus92 July 8, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #252768

But the pets were amazing! Oh well…I guess it makes things more convenient. :P
It’s understandable.

Better go doodle some BlurxYashy now. 8-D
It cures everything.

Chocobu July 8, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #252769

……..no……just………….

Captain kelo July 8, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252770

How far a story can fall.

Clio-sensei July 8, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252771

Mike is talking about Blur moving. Not Lucy. Blur left to fallow his friends (Lily, Yashy, Chirpy) or as Mike called them “His family.” And he thought that when Blur threw a tantrum over their leaving he was just “Blowing off steam.” I’m only saying this because I read a few comments about how Mike “Lied” when really he hasn’t. It would be nice if he actually was talking about Lucy though.

BornAgain July 8, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252772

The composition on this page looks awesome! And the dialogue is great. And the everything!!!!
Teishi you’re so good at this

Obama July 8, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #252773

Is Lucy ever coming back into the story?

kami July 8, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #252774

For some unknown reason, I think I don’t like Sandy.
“His family”? Looks like Mike knows Blur ditched him.

Sheichii July 8, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #252775

Jesus, Sandy. Now your making Mike feel worse. And as for you, Michael, I hope your proud of all the emotional damage you’ve caused to your friends! :nope:

Rocky July 8, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #252776

aw :(
but the pets were nice!
also i feel like sandy isn’t helping one bit

vivitv July 8, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #252777

I kinda figured the pets were being sidelined with how little stage time they’ve gotten over the past several chapters.

starfighter105 July 8, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #252778

Also, Sandy said “made new friends”. Maybe Lucy should be moving to Ricketer and end up going to school with Sandy become friends. It would get her out of her depression…

Meow July 8, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #252779

Panel 4, Mike’s expression reminds me a lot of Lucy. A little parallel of the loneliness that Lucy mistakenly believes she lives in.

Seoq July 8, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #252780

No more pets?? But… but… they were awesome! ;_;

Sambo July 8, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #252781

aw, I liked the pets :(

….Well, except Lily. Kind of never liked Lily. :/ She can go, but I wanna see Yashy and Chirpy again D:

Also, with how often Sandy and Mike seem to talk, you’d think she’d have a tad more information on everything that’s been going on, Mike taking so long before he could get Lucy alone to talk, etc. Guess this isn’t the first time he’s holding back information from her. I like their relationship, but I can see a potential for it breaking.

MissShellGiraffe July 8, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #252782

Awww, I’m sad to see the pets go! I didn’t think they we’re a nuisance or pointless at all, they had their moments and helped the main characters grow a little. The choice is ultimately yours, but if they should ever return, I’ll be really happy! :)

Also, THE APP IS BRILLIANT!! My poor old 3G phone had some trouble loading it at first, but it’s easy to navigate and read, and the Picture Perfect comic is FUN! XD I haven’t seen/read a comic like it! You guys are so clever! <3

Everyone with a mobile device, CHECK IT OUT, you will be pleasantly surprised!!

Ryuko July 8, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #252783

Wait, so we’re not seeing the pets anymore? Does that mean we’re not going to see Lucy EVER again?

I’m not sure I can read this anymore if it’s just going to be centered around Mike’s long distance relationship and Paulo’s recently acquired depression…

No offense intended on Taeshi’s part if this is how things are really going to play out, but I just can’t see BCB without its heroine.

Chinatsu July 8, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #252784

And on the next page we see Sandy smiling maniacally.

Guest July 8, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #252785

No Taeshi, WHY!?
Even if they were in the background, I remembered!
I REMEMBERED!

Tcj333 July 8, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #252786

Wait… what app?

MobileCrusader July 8, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #252787

@Chinatsu
It’s really unlikely that Lucy will be cut out entirely, though there might be a large chunk that she’s left out of. The way the comic is set up it seems destined that the ending will involve Mike and Lucy reuniting somehow, however maybe Taeshi will go a different route, you never know. o_o

In fact as far as I’m concerned Lucy might have actually died, there doesn’t seem to be any strong evidence saying she hasn’t, but maybe I’ve missed something that shows otherwise.

Obama July 8, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #252789

I have to say I’ve been really confused with these last few chapters…I guess I kind of expected it to be a little more clear cut by now what exactly happened to Lucy? We still haven’t gotten a confirmation, whether she attempted suicide or she really is just moving. And why Mike suddenly started crying when he realized whatever happened to Lucy, but is now talking about Blur like he doesn’t even really care about her.

Also I have to say I’d be really disappointed if we didn’t see Lucy again, and are you really cutting out the pets just because a few new readers didn’t like/get them? That’s a little silly, I was always a fan of them. I’m just reeeally confused about what direction the comic’s going in at this point, and not really in the way I think I’m supposed to.

Avenue July 8, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #252790

sandy is such a sweetheart :D

echo July 8, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #252791

@Obama

Lucy didn’t die. Lily said Lucy should be out of the hospital in a week, and I doubt she would lie about that. I guess there’s always a possibility, but it just…that doesn’t seem very characteristic of her. I think Lucy will end up being fine, but she might be sent to live elsewhere…perhaps with the father we’ve never seen?

I really don’t like that the pets are leaving, though. It’s Taeshi’s decision and I’ll respect that, but I really love those little guys. :(

Ozma July 8, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #252792

This is to mutch, something needs to be done. And I STILL say lucy is going to end up in the same spot as sandy

lov/hate/hurt July 8, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #252793

Heh, so much for having your girlfriend understand you, Mike.
It’s time to cut some strings, tie some knots, own up to the big man called truth, and get on with the thing called life; because it’s a machine that sure as hell won’t slow down for anyone. Keep up or get left behind, be thankful you at least have a choice between the two.
Learn from this incident, because it’d be one hell of a painful mistake to repeat all over again. Things only appear stupid and meaningless, till it gets serious and you’re in too deep to really fix it.
Round one is over. Gear up better for round two, y’all.

Blank On Purpose July 8, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #252794

Great app you have there!!

David July 8, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #252795

so… Lucy’s probably coming back eventually considering she’s a main character…. but the pets are gone forever?……
I really hope Taeshi is jerking our leg :/ I loved those guys…. not to mention they were a HUGE part of Lucy and her personality…. and are window to see the real her when she was around eyes who genuinely loved her and would not judge her…..

It’s stupid if people were genuinely upset with the fact that the pets didn’t wear clothes… :/ lots of the cats don’t wear clothes and they’re not even pets….
besides that the pets had roles and personalities, they weren’t just filler…
and it was tiny baby birds and what-not raised by Lucy, not like a pet cat or something… it didn’t really even defy logic…
and in a since they were kindof like her children or little siblings….

the more I think about it the more heartbroken I am…. who on earth would have wanted them gone, especially that badly?…. :(






ON ANOTHER NOTE: ( what the heck, this is starting to hit me pretty hard…. :( )
but on another note, Mike doesn’t seem to be too happy about the idea that Lucy might be making lots of new friends and getting a new life…

...... July 8, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #252796

People can bash on Mike all they want for this, not saying the whole truth, but I got to hand him a good job here. I think he should admit to his part of the drama, just like Lucy needs to with hers, however don’t go into every detail play by play with your LONG DISTANCE girlfriend. Sandy is a nice girl with a good heart from what we know about her. She cares about Mike and wories for him, thus her worry and voiced opinion when Mike would always talk about Lucy hitting him. Could you imagine the place Mike would put Sandy in if he just dumped everything on her? She’d feel completly helpless in how to help her boyfriend because of the distance apart they are. While I think relationships should be honest, I also believe you shouldn’t put a loved one in a helpless situation because that would be selfish on your part.

Isqi July 8, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #252797

Mike, quit beating around the bush and just say it how it is “I acted like a massive dick, I think that because of me, Lucy might’ev nearly committed suicide. What the hell should I do?”

Kanashe July 8, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #252798

Now Mike was left alone with the phone. It is the same. Sad, but true. :(

Puerto July 8, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252799

Well, that pretty much answers all of my questions about Blur. Still, I have one nagging question…


WHAT THE **** HAPPENED TO LUCY!?

TheX400096 July 8, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252800

you are telling us that lucy is going away for real and for a lot of time, or otherwise how would yashy, lily and chirpy disappear?
I think this is a really bad way to trash blur.

I’m expecting a big time-jump in the next chapter. I don’t know why.

boh... July 8, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252801

Wait, so is Lucy actually permanently gone? Because that would be pretty dumb.

SkyeCaptain July 8, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #252802

Aaah Maishul, Maishul…
Is Blur really all that bothers you?

Cavara July 8, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252803

NOOOOOOO! why the pets?! I started reading BCB because of them!! They were my favorite characters (except for Lily, sometimes I can’t stand her)
TBH I don’t likewhere this comic is going. Sure, there were many sad, dramatic parts in the past, like Abbey’s story. But it was heart-warming, tear-jerking drama. It was Bittersweet. Now it’s just bitter, confusing, drawn-out and overly sad. And it seems like nothing is happening at all
It’s been two whole chapters, and we still don’t know what the *bleep* is going on! Sometimes I feel disappointed. There are times I want to ragequit and stop reading because it’s been one disappointment after the other lately.

BUT (before flaming bricks start raining on me) I’LL STAY. I’m gonna keep reading because I have faith in Taeshi-sama. I trust she will soon surprise us for good like she always has and everything is going to be okay.

tl;dr: half of me thinks the story is dropping in quality (regarding pacing) and I don’t like the pets leaving forever. The whole of me still believes Taeshi is preparing us for something mind-blowing.

FlyingPotato July 8, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #252804

NOOOOO BLUR BABY COME ON WHY YOU GOTTA BE LIKE THAT ;_;

Wait… Lily and Blur and Yashy and Chirpy are leaving PERMANENTLY?! I didn’t even get to say goodbye… ._. I’m going to miss them so freaking much. I loved Yashy and how she immediately shut down everyone who didn’t pair Lucy with Flea. She’s just so cute… and Chirpy was the most adorable because she gave everybody awesome nicknames. And I love Lily because she’s so smart and cool. And Blur… well, I find it necessary for him to be with Yashy, and his amnesia sounded sorta promising for a plot where he happened to be the leader of the Mafia and was chased across the country before being lost in a freak storm only to lose his memory and fall in love with a green… bird-thing? XD

I dunno, but I’ll miss them. I guess I understand that they needed to go, though I don’t understand why anyone would want them gone… :( And I wonder what Mikey’s thinking about… Hrmm… Hrmm… Hrrrrrrrrrmmmmmmmm… 8-D

Sashimi July 8, 2013, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #252805

Lucy’s not gone forever like some of you may be thinking. Lucy is just moving away when she gets out of the hospital. If you think that means we’ll never see her again, then all I have to say to you is just have some faith. You know who you are and I really don’t want to name any names, but please just have some faith that we’ll see Lucy again in the future.

On to the comic: Well, Mike you need to learn something most teenagers learn eventually. You need to be more upfront and honest with people. Mike you’ll have to tell Sandy what’s going on eventually… you can put it off for as long as you like, but don’t expect everything to be fine :(.

supertails19 July 8, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #252806

The pets were cute and good comic relief back when this comic was more like a sketch series.

But because the comic has more of a plot and become more mature and darker, they really don’t have a place in its (as you’ve said) “new incarnation”

So it dose make more sense to start writing them out at this point of the series run.

Especially that hedgehog, I don’t know why but she just irritates me.

Death of Ink July 8, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #252807

I like the pets. :(

If you like the pets then you shouldn’t let people that can’t get past them force you to remove them so it is easier for them. I think Yashy was good for a bit of random humour, Chirpy was good at asking innocent questions and turning a situation funnily awkward, Lily had her good moments of wisdom, and Blur was good for some background humour with Yashy.

You probably have plenty of time to think on it so I think you should reconsider whether you personally want them gone completely because I’d rather they stay for small moments of humour/wisdom than have them gone completely…but it remain completely your choice and you can choose to ignore me if you wish.

Moogle July 8, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #252808

I’m actually quite happy to see the pets go for good.

Never liked them one bit, specially Yashy. Not because they don’t wear clothes or whatnot, mind you, I just think they reflected a childish thinking that no longer reflects BCB as it is now. BCB has matured with its characters, storyline (and maybe with its readers) so I think it was the right decision. They barely even appeared anymore and didn’t serve to any purpose - their role could be easily filled by Lucy’s brother or other characters. I think this decision really proves how the story evolved over the years.

Kudos to you, Taeshi.

Geos July 8, 2013, 2:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #252809

Dude. Two pillows.

Anon July 8, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #252810

Sandy is such a ignorant moron. But it is Mike’s fault. He doesn’t ever actually tell Sandy anything important about his life. He’s worried she’ll run if she knows anything unattractive about him.

I_Love_Lucy July 8, 2013, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #252812

I don’t think it’s fair to be mad at Sandy. I mean, Mike went out of his wway to avoid referring to Blur as his pet, possibly because that would require more explaining and he doesn’t necessarily want to talk about it. If Mike had said “My pet ran away from home, because Lucy’s moving away and he considers her pets his family.” I think Sandy would have hastened to sympathise with him and get the whole story.

But despite the “blowing off steam/never thought he’d really go” thing, the way Mike’s talking it could just be a school friend whose parents split up. In that case, Mike probably wouldn’t need to hear the “there’s always letters and phone calls” speech. He has a successful long-distance relationship, he KNOWS how that would work. So she’s giving him a silver lining. It’s a sweet way to try and cheer him up.

Plus, this might just be me, but the vibe I’m getting from the dialogue in the first panel is that Sandy could tell just from his voice that he was upset. It’s a lot harder to tell how someone’s feeling over the phone, so that’s pretty impressive.

Jaebird July 8, 2013, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #252813

But is he really talking about Blur? I think he’s talking about Blur because I still don’t believe he cares enough to call Lucy a friend. It’s guilt, not regret. That’s what I think.

Gabria93 July 8, 2013, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #252814

I love the pets! You may not use them that much but it’s good to at least keep them available! Getting rid of a character is a huge step and could backfire horribly. Make sure you are 100% on your decision.

Tablet-19 July 8, 2013, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #252815

Mike’s mixing Lucy’s situation and Blur’s situation together. He’s trying not to lie, Blur’s leaving being a covering to what really happened. But at the same time, saying how he didn’t expect Lucy to do anything rash like that. He’s just so scared of losing Sandy, so afraid she’ll leave him, he doesn’t say anything. I can tell you right now; that’s not going to last long.

Neon Skies July 8, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #252816

“Last time I moved, I made tons of new friends… and broke your heart, but hey.”

Aww. The pets are leaving? That’s a shame. I liked those little guys.

ravengal July 8, 2013, 3:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #252817

Bit of a shame if the pets are on their way out. They provide a certain “je ne sais quoi” to the comic as a whole.

Masket July 8, 2013, 3:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #252818

I didn’t mind the pets /: it’s a story about anthro cats and dogs in high school, so talking pets isn’t a farfetched thing

Mego July 8, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #252819

It seems to me that Sandy isn’t in the theme at all (don’t know a thing, that she speaks)
Finally pets are gone and we can return to the main characters and their story. I like this move. I mean how taeshi did it. They’re not just magically vanished or all dead (worst one example).
As for me I don’t quite understand part of the comic (some moments with “Yashi problem”). Why they waited so long to tell Yashi about Sandy and explain everything… like normal people do… without drama… but they are teenagers so that’s ok.
(sorry for my english by the way. I am obviously not from UK or smth.)

JayLime July 8, 2013, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #252820

Where did all the comedy go? That was the reason I started reading… It seems to be one depressing thing after another now.

Applepie July 8, 2013, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #252821

Well, he’s not discussing Lucy…

Yxela007 July 8, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #252822

JayLime July 8, 2013, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #252823

I love the pets… seriously could do without Mike though….a little more Augustus wouldn’t hurt either…. just saying.

vi0l33t July 8, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #252824

aww but the pets all had so much to do with the plots back story T^T

Flashpelt1 July 8, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #252825

Mike can’t be honest with people when he’s still dishonest with himself. Looking forward to the new lighter hearted chapter. While the drama and sadness of recent events has made for good story. The depressing setting can be a bit tough on readers who are really invested into the comic when it goes on for a prolonged amount of time. Still lovin it.

Got the app too and bought the comic bonus! It’s cute and silly and definitely vintage BCB. Shame I don’t actually have a twitter. :P

Fenfir July 8, 2013, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #252827

Wait all the pets are leaving? Well there goes the last reminder of the good old days if when this comic still had sweet instead of just bitter

Misanthrope July 8, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252828

@SuitCase
I know you’ve probably had questions already pertaining to the subject, but is there any chance of the app coming to Andriod? I’d love to get it, but I have a Kindle Fire and am not a huge fan of Apple (no offense Apple fans).

Xenos July 8, 2013, 4:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #252829

The BCB app looks interesting. Too bad I’ve banned apple from my digital life. <.

Sierra July 8, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #252830

Good ‘cause they were annoying little ****s.

boston July 8, 2013, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #252831

To everyone who thinks the story is too depressing now:

What do you expect to happen? A lot of really bad things happened, and that needed time to resolve. I don’t expect to see many happy moments for at least another chapter, simply because it would be in bad taste. I mean, even DAVID was affected by Lucy leaving. No one is going to even want to be happy or make jokes for a while.

Once things start to blow over a little bit, David will go back to his obsession with Flower Girl, Sue and McCain will be awesome like they always are, Mike will pretend to be happy, and Paulo will replace Lucy as the angry, depressed one.

I expect to see a lot of Tess in the next few chapters though. :smirk:

Yisha July 8, 2013, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #252832

Noooooo not the pets! :(
I love them! Whyyyyy?

Gruffin July 8, 2013, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #252833

Well, let’s say Lucy is alive and kicking - even if Sandy doesn’t have a clue because Mike’s keeping mum, what Sandy’s saying is still applicable.

Lucy gets to go on and make new friends and learn how to stop being a codependent. That would definitely be good for her. Of course Mike’s throwing a pity party for himself over here so right now I’m not feeling it too bad for him. He royally screwed up and these are his consequences. He gets to yell and scream and stomp about how nobody cares about Lucy and well - now he’s seeing the very thing he threatened to her, happen to him. Because people do care about Lucy! Imagine that, Mike.

And good riddance to the pets :D

Macca July 8, 2013, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #252834

Aw man! More cast members being cut out?
I basically have no clue as to where the story is heading ( and not in the good exiting way, more like ‘tripping over loose ends every time I try to comprehend the situation’ :unsure: ) but I’m still keeping my fingers crossed for a big REVELATIONS scene where everything starts making perfect sense again.

Now let’s go back to watching Mike and his phone ,so thrilling! *obvious sarcasm* ….I’m acting rather bitter right now, aren’t I? :/

B-Dawg July 8, 2013, 4:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #252835

the pets were actually a good thing for the comic! they added humour and variety! i’m sorry to say so, but i find the first chapters of this comic much better than the rest. The sketches might not be as good as these, but the story develops better, the dialogs are
wittier and the result is much more fun to read! I know colours are fun to work with but… *sigh* who am I kidding? like I’m going to stop reading this stuff anyway :) it’s addictive

joan16 July 8, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #252836

@Supertails19: Essentially this.

Mike’s gonna be thinking about this a lot, but he does have to tell someone what’s up; especially Sandy.

Chocothunda July 8, 2013, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #252837

Put the pets to a vote?

BlahBlah? July 8, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252838

They are leaving? But… I like them

eagle July 8, 2013, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #252839

The pets were a big part of this comic for me, especially Yashy. They made it what it is and I think taking away that aspect would ruin the story…

But who am i to dictate your comic…. :question:

Arlekk July 8, 2013, 5:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #252840

Why do I have a feeling that Sandy is standing over an unconscious Lucy and is about to take her out of life support? :question:

Rocky July 8, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252841

Please don’t remove the pets! I love them and I think they are essential to the story.

Trollicart July 8, 2013, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252842

Waaaiiittt…..

So Blur, Yashy, and Chirpy are out forever?! LIKE FOREVER? Even when Lucy comes back, just gone?!?!

I’m…. I’m a little sad.

Feralsoul July 8, 2013, 5:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #252843

You say that people think the pets are *insert what you said*
And yet everyone in the comment section here say they would rather keep them in. Sure, they don’t hold a massive part of the story most of the time, but they certainly were in since the start, and added a sweet and more innocent part that I believe the story will always truly need.

Kinka July 8, 2013, 5:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #252844

does it really matter that people have a problem with them, I personally belive that they are very relevant, as well as the older comics. you need to stop feeling bad about the art in those chapters, all comics start out with similar art, that the point, to see the art develop right beside the characters. don’t worry so much that people won’t like your art. it has its charm in the sense that it’s from the biggining, and people will be perfectly fine with it, and if they aren’t, they will suck it up and read it for the story, and if they complain, then they aren’t worth the bytes it takes for them to do so. everybody starts somewhere.
fellow fans, refeance this post if you agree that she has nothing to worry about on that subject :)

curtis July 8, 2013, 5:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #252845

One ppage remaining for this chapter. I personally hope Sandy calls Mike out, maybe saying she had thought he was having more problems with Lucy. Would be interesting to see his reaction and if he tries to bury it.

Venorik July 8, 2013, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #252846

WARNING! This turned out a bit rambling, but I think it’s still pertinent:

Oh well. I loved ******, Tess, and the Pets, but with each one of them I understand the reasoning for their deletion. The story’s moving along, and realistically, things change. Like life, characters shift in and out, and I appreciate this sense of perspective. The beauty is that all those characters do still vividly exist, and they’re only a click away in the past.

On a similar note, having read from the beginning, I can see that a lot of the comedy has been inching its way out, but I think that’s okay. It’s not often that you find a comic where characters develop and you have a moving plot line, and one of the things this requires is a shift in tone. I’ve no doubt some more laughs will occur, but this is not a laughing moment in the story.

Finally, I’m excited. With Lucy leaving so drastically, in such an open, torrid, and divisive scenario, the impact is going to be immense. We’ve got all the drama that an integral individual’s departure can muster at our fingertips. We’ve got a whole world beyond Lucy suddenly opened while she’s on hiatus. We’ve got a chance to view the other half of the story; of the cast. Anything along these lines is bound to be entertaining. Have you ever played Luigi’s Mansion?

MX3 July 8, 2013, 5:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #252847

Did people really obsess over the pets talking like the other characters? Or was it just that they were characters at all?

Well anyway as the story and characters matured, and drama become more of the focus it did kind of become less and less meaningful to have the pets around. They just stopped having any focus in the story. So I guess I sort of expected something like this coming? But I figured they’d just be phased out and never mentioned again.

Wasn’t expecting the chapter title to be referring to Blur though.

Justmyopinion July 8, 2013, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252848

P.S., love the App!!!

MX3 July 8, 2013, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #252851

‘m actually positively surprised to see the pets go. I kind of already figured by the way the last chapters were set up.
Sure, they were ‘cute’ - but this comic has definitely matured so I think they don’t really fit anymore. :x ‘m kinda happy that this comic can focus even more on the cats now - on top of Lucy’s bros being able to fill their role as well.
It’s always a hard decision to write out characters for good, but Taeshi has grown up and taken this comic to a professional level, so we should all respect her decision.

Nice Page, btw! :D I love how clueless and bubbly Sandy still is - sadly it’s probably not what Mike wanted to hear

Whatever July 8, 2013, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252852

It’s kinda unprofessional from you Taeshi, as a storyteller, to just get rid of characters that were actually present from the beginning of this comic, just because a certain percentage of your fans, doubt their existence in these present times. Now you don’t know what to do with them anymore.

Just because it’s a different atmosphere, doesn’t mean that you should chicken (them) out. On the contrary, you should keep them present, in the same level as you did until now. - Not greatly interfering with the story, but yet a GREAT SUPPORT for our two main characters.

Now is a great opportunity to challenge your skills as a writer. It may seem impossible at first, but, there is always a way, Taeshi. To make your childhood characters (even the comical relief ones) of great use to the story. They are an important part of their lives (and you are aware of that, I can see that) and as such they are always (mostly) there for them, to back them support, when times get rough.
I can understand getting rid of fan characters, but not, when writing out characters, (who might be useless at first glance), that have been part of its existence from the very beginning and you have granted them their appearances through all the years of changes, and they survived… until now?

THINK about it. And decide what YOU think is right.
Cheers and good luck with the story!

potemkin July 8, 2013, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252853

I agree with Potemkin.

TheAmazingDrunkenwhale July 8, 2013, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #252854

Mike you are better off just telling her what happened instead of trying to evade the main reason Blur left. Especially Lucy.
I think everyone expects Lucy to end up in the same school as Sandy, so she will eventually find out anyways.

imaginativemonster July 8, 2013, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252855

Well, no enough information leads to incorrect advice.
Guess what would happen if Sandy knows there are something wrong with Lucy.

HongKat July 8, 2013, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #252856

I understand not wanting to worry your girlfriend Mike, but misinformation and lack of information is as bad as lying. It’s not enough you lie to yourself, but you’re going to lie to the one you love, too? Some people…

Jessica U. Ingmann July 8, 2013, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #252857

I never liked yashi or the other pets. Except Lili the hedghog. I think its sonics fault for that. lol 8-D

JustSomeCritic July 8, 2013, 7:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #252858

Sooo let’s sum it up: “violence is funny” approach was retconned. Now pets are being removed. Maybe it’s time for Bittersweet Candy Bowl totall reboot? People always had issues with cat people wearing clothes (I myself pointed out that some of cat people are bald, other seems to have hairs on their fur). So yeah, why not a reboot? It would be interesting to see another approach. Oh, and you would be able to milk for a while longer, too.

Commander_Zero July 8, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #252859

You just lost the principle of the comic. Just because you grew up doesn’t mean the comic has too. It is becming way too serious imho. I will keep on reading the comic as usual but definitely I know I won’t feel the same fun and joy I had when I just kept reading for 13 hours stopping only to go to the toilet so good it was when I started from the begining.
Good luck, but I think you should start another comic.

Anom July 8, 2013, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #252860

Writing out the pets because they don’t conform to someone else’s idea of what your comic should be … is not, to be honest, a very good idea. Please do reconsider…

ocelot July 8, 2013, 7:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #252861

You guys complain about the pets, then she goes and changes it and you complain about the lack of pets? Why don’t you shut your pie holes and start appreciating the comic that Taeshi gives us with so much care? Geeze!
It’s HER webcomic, not yours ¬¬

Emy July 8, 2013, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #252862

i honestly forgot about the pets. im fine without them, they dont play much of a role in the story anyway

kaseysocks July 8, 2013, 8:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #252863

Hurray! Sandy is finally talking to Mike. Now she just needs to ask him if he said sorry to Lucy yet, and maybe we’ll finally get some actual story development; and not just get to see the characters emo about the situation in different ways.

Also, I personally don’t mind the pets either way. They don’t make much of an impact in the story, so I won’t really miss them. Whatever makes the story move a little faster,which in my opinion is the real issue that should be addressed. (The wait for answers is eating me aliiiive!)

Lime Cake July 8, 2013, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #252864

Guys, what you need to keep in mind is, regardless of the pets and such, things are GOING to pretty serious because it’s insinuated that Lucy tried to off herself. Imagine that happened to a friend that you were pretty close to. It isn’t going to be a happy affair, and it’s going to make people get really serious for a while, so of course this isn’t going to be the happy-go-lucky series that it has a tendency to be.

It also needs to be remembered that that this is the aftermath of what Taeshi planned to be the end of the series. Things are going to be a bit rocky for a while because she’s likely attempting to restore the story in a way that can help it to continue.

TL;DR: BE PATIENT. It’s slowly getting back on track.

Mewsette July 8, 2013, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #252865

We’re not getting through this chapter without Mike being the only one in the spotlight, are we?

Sirru July 8, 2013, 8:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #252866

@TAESHI if we lose Lucy (and for “WE” i mean “I”) we all will be very sad :(

Zero_Hn July 8, 2013, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #252868

Please Taeshi, don’t make the pets dissapear. They were always so cute and funny :( Since the beginning of BCB :( i will miss them so much :’(

Chicky July 8, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #252869

I still can’t understand why people continue to think Lucy is dead. Every other comment is *omg Lucy’s dead* For the love of baby Jesus, Lucy is NOT dead. A dead person would not be getting out of the hospital in a week. Idjits…

Taciturn July 8, 2013, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252870

Hmm….Hinder-Better than Me has been playing in my mind these past two chapters.

Quill July 8, 2013, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #252875

Anthropomorphic characters WITH pets that’s almost as intelligent as them.
Yeah, it’s downright impossible with such a wacky combination in a serious story.

I was surprised about that they weren’t deleted in the same round as kizüna in the books version

Vito July 8, 2013, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #252876

I’m going to miss the pets :(… also Sandy is such a optimistic sweetheart :). Good thing Sandy and Mike are together cause without Sandy to help him see the bright side of this situation, I think Mike might follow Lucy’s footsteps and try to commit suicide too… D: He seems so stress out…

eyexofxtiger July 8, 2013, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #252877

last time Sandy moved she made new friends… she was an attractive girl. this is MIKE we are talking about here… odds are he would end up working up another harem without even trying and it would go from there… ;) besides that, i still hope Sandy either somehow gets taken out of the equation and mike realizes what a jerk he has been… or maybe not and Paulo actually manages to be with Lucy. of course, this is Paulo but… i think for lucy he could manage to stay away from other females… though this would take out a number of possible plot twists along with adding some in it’s own right… so many ways this could go, methinks. truly, i hope Paulo ends up getting to be with Lucy and that Sandy comes to mike instead of Mike going to Sandy. i would miss him if he disappeared from the story so please let him stay! of course, you probably already have plans but… i can hope, right? as a side note, whatever happened to possibly heartbroken Jasmine? is she doing ok? did she find a new love or is she still upset over losing Paulo? I am still very curious as to why SHE was the one to try to break it off first… why did she do that? she seemed to not want to judging by the fact that she cried… I am also curious as to how Tess is doing… i hope she is ok! either way, whatever you decide to reveal to us, we will all surely love. i hope that most will agree when I say that we hope that this comic keeps going for a long time! 8-D
P.S. i think Paulo officially deserves to be with lucy… he is so sad now… :( hope she gets better!

meep July 8, 2013, 9:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #252878

‘When I last moved’ Oooooh..bad…bad choice of words…here, have some more salt for your wounds, Mike. D:

Trubeque July 8, 2013, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #252879

But….but…but… the pets! DON’T TAKE AWAY THE PETS! They’re still lovable characters! poor blur :(

Kristin July 8, 2013, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #252880

No android app? But, but I want it! T_T

diamondeyes July 8, 2013, 9:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #252881

Taeshi’s reasoning for removing the pets is solid, but… well I really love the pets! Ever since the beginning my favorite was Yashy. Besides, who cares if they’re weird? They’re part of BCB’s history, and are genuinely lovable characters.

However I respect her decision, even if it stabs me in the feels.

CuriousElementalist July 8, 2013, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #252882

Meanwhile, Mike’s (non-existent) pants are smouldering on the floor

ljudet July 8, 2013, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #252883

Wait, no, he was talking about Blur. Misread it as Mike dodging the subject of Lucy leaving by telling a bit of a lie. My bad.

ljudet July 8, 2013, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #252884

Lots of “no more this” in the desc.’s lately! No more Lucy, no more pets. I really hope thats just Taeshi joking.

Dragnite July 8, 2013, 10:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #252885

NOT THE PETS OH GOD PLEASE! ;_;

Elise July 8, 2013, 11:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252886

I respect your choice to get rid of them but, though they didn’t play a significant role, I will miss them dearly :(

Kittlee July 8, 2013, 11:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #252887

@Dragnite: Nope, Lucy is supposed to be moving away after she gets out of the hospital. Her room has already been cleared out. You can see plenty of empty space, a vacuum cleaner for cleaning, and a box for helping move stuff out. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c75/p9.html

It has been stated already that Lucy will no longer be attending Roseville High School. Probably because she has a new school she’ll be going to. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c75/p5.html

The rest of the crew won’t be seeing Lucy for a long time. They might catch a glimpse of her leaving the hospital when she is released in a week, but that’s not too likely and her family would stop anyone from getting close to her. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c75/p19.html

Ooh, I don’t even want to think of what her father might say to all of Lucy’s “friends” if he sees any of them. Yes that’s right, Lucy’s father stopped what he was doing and came to check up on his daughter… so you know it’s serious. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c75/p20.html

Before you go jumping to conclusions like many(myself included) have done in the past, lets just make one thing clear. It’s about Lucy’s health if you’re curious: http://www.formspring.me/taeshi/q/ 478640625609104332

If you are worried that we’ll never see Lucy again, then stop worrying. Seriously, Lucy is one of the main characters and one of the two that started this whole adventure. To eliminate her from the comic permanently would shatter the hopes and dreams of many fans. We’ll see her again no matter how long it takes.

Taeshi was not joking about getting rid of the pets though and it saddens me, but enough people complained about the characters getting in the way of the plot and she grew tired of it. It was her decision so I’m okay with it… but I really am going to miss the pets. ;_;

supertails19 July 8, 2013, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #252888

Aw, the pets don’t make it weird. I mean, seemingly out-of-place can still be amazing.

How you make it weird, is you think about the size of everything; the pets are about the size of the character’s heads, which is about the size of real life birds. Which means if we humans magically teleported to the BCB universe, we’d be giants. 8-)

Neospector July 8, 2013, 11:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #252889

LEAVE MIKE ALONE Furious Abbey! I really hate that cat…. She caused all this.

Little July 8, 2013, 11:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #252890

“Now they’re gone, I guess?”

Daaaamn Tae, that’s cold. Those pets were characters with personalities and desires. They were intertwined with the story! I’d be scared of disappearing if I were a BCB character. First ******, then Mccain, and now Lucy and all the pets?! You axe characters at a similar rate as Game of Thrones. :/

Solvek July 9, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #252891

This arc makes me think of this song

http://youtu.be/brrsX8JAKFI

I dunno… I think it fits.

SpiritWolf15x July 9, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #252892

Nuuuuu ;A; I’m gonna miss the pets….. :( Is Lucy really gone?… :’( *lies down…. Tries not to cry….. Cries alot….* ._.

Alex Kitsune July 9, 2013, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #252893

I didn’t really have any strong opinion of the pets. But I’d still like to see them on the background. They were good characters to support Lucy on her tough times, but that’s enough. You shouldn’t write them off completely. :/

And about the comic… Somehow I feel there’s gonna be a cliffhanger and after that we will see Lucy again, BUT not Lucy from present day. I think Mike will see a dream about the past and the dream will end in Lucy’s suicide. Mike will wake up crying and feeling the true guilt and regret. :unsure:

Maybe in few more chapters, we will see Lucy. And maybe there’s, once again, life in her eyes? 8-) I’m looking forward to it.

SomeRandomFan July 9, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #252894

It’s like animals having other animals as pets… that can talk. It is kind of strange.

But they were ok.

Just-A-Lurker July 9, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #252897

Nooooo! Yashi, Blur, Chirpy, Lili!!!!! ;_; I loved the pets! Not only do I love the writing and the the art, Yashi’s shennanegins, Blur’s…being there… 8-D
and Chirpy’s adorableness :) (lookit dat face :love:) are what really make the series special, to me at least. That, they’re all hilariously cute!

I think they give the series a unique brand of quirkiness that compliment the characters.

Don’t get me wrong, I am, and will continue to be a huge fan of this comic…I’m gonna miss the pets ._.

kaminari683 July 9, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #252900

“Pets …
the pets ….
and nothing but the PETs … !”
- in loving memory of the pets

basani July 9, 2013, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #252901

wow if your geting rid of the pets that means lucy really is gone never to be seen again, no way would she not have yashi. that may be the most saddening thing to happen in this series

i didn’t think lucy was dead i thought she was in the hospital in critical condition

Hatman July 9, 2013, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #252902

WHERE IS LUCY

SuitCase July 9, 2013, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #252903

I disagree…
I know that BCB has matured, as have its characters… but removing the pets is like removing that one thing you’ve had with you ever since you were a child… :(
This is wrong…
some tiny part of your childhood is ALWAYS supposed to remain… the pets were it— that one tie back to childhood innocence, the knowledge that it was still there and always would be and that things could be good again, even if they were a bit transformed and matured and worn down and repaired.
If that’s removed forever…
I just… :(
It’s not right…. :(

When I thought it was a temporary break, I was okay…. but knowing that unless something changes, they will be gone for good— I suddenly feel like this comic is a stranger…. the familiarity and warmth is gone… the shining tie to childhood is gone…. Even when things work out, it won’t be a triumph… what was there was broken and destroyed completely… this is a stranger, a shell because what was lost could not endure….
I love Taeshi but I feel like a piece of my childhood has just been torn away from me and that I can do nothing to get it back or salvage the remains….

...... July 9, 2013, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #252904

what all the smart people are trying to say is that the pets play a subtle, yet important role in the comic, the push and shove some of the characters, make things akward, and help with self realization, everybody effects everybody, the pets may be silly, they really are, but life is never pur seriosnes, there is always hilarity and niavete. and taeshi, again, nobody is really bothered about beginning art styles, everything is important, and if you take away part of a story, then how can you ever understand it? don’t worry so much, the only people that usally give over the top negative feedback arnt worth listening to
everything in the story is canon, from ch.1 pg.1 to the end

curtis July 9, 2013, 4:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #252905

New, animated BCB comic?

Take my kids.

Thatoneguy July 9, 2013, 5:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #252906

Aaaand another d*** move from Sandy to make Mike loose friends :D

Dk3 July 9, 2013, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #252907

Mike is such a sweetheart. Once again not giving true story, bro to his asian waifu… of waffle, or whatever it is called beyond great seas. Anyway I like how Mike doesn’t tell all of the truth. And Sandy gives him som useful advice, that will cause a disaster later. Seeing how Mike was quick to point a finger at Lucy, telling it’s her fault, maybe we’ll see him accusing Sandy of ruining his life next? Because it can’t be all his fault, can it?

@SuitCase
If you don’t know that, I guess plot is out of control now, eh? I always knew so much drama can’t be controlled by mere human mind. Probably soon enough it will start to consume itself.

Commander_Zero July 9, 2013, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #252908

Michael: And so now she is-
Sandy: She?
Michael: No he, he!, HE!

Huh? July 9, 2013, 8:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #252909

Shame to see the pets go, though I sort of expected Lucy’s pets to leave with her. Blur’s departure, however, I didn’t expect.

To all those inquiring on the future status of Lucy and the pets: getting that information from Taeshi right now would be spoilerific and would go against telling a good story. Currently, there’s nothing keeping any of them from returning to the story at a later point. To the best of anyone’s knowledge, none of them are dead or dying, and all of them probably have *some* attachment to their town and the people there. That last bit gives them a reason to return, even if only temporarily.

Chronos July 9, 2013, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #252910

Mad Lucy even though he feels bad about lucy moving i just want to hurt him soo bad. ._. damn you Mike Damn you to hell

Dell125 July 9, 2013, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #252913

Well, it’s funny how things are working out…
Mike threatened to take Lucy’s friends away but in the end he’s the one who is losing them and the only one who is in actual danger of losing them (especially if he keeps lying to Daisy, Abbey, Paulo, and the others.)

I’m assuming that the truth will eventually get out, and though I think everything will turn out okay in the end, it will probably go to hell (for Mike) first; especially when Paulo learns the truth. Maybe he’ll give Mike another punch in the face. I can’t say I wouldn’t grin at that, since I’m not really a fan of Mike.

Lunacy July 9, 2013, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #252914

:(well mike looks like you truly screwed up. your losing all your friends. Furious Abbey god damn it man you need to man up and fight for whats important to you. you need to become a true man and go into Lucy’s room actually sit by her freaking side. even someone as stupid as you should know she only acts the way she does because shes scared of rejection. Now get in there and stay by her side!

1wolfblade July 9, 2013, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #252953

Ah, so THAT’S how it happened :( (Blur leaving, I mean) .

Subaru July 9, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #252959

Despite what haters are saying about Mike, I think he’s doing exactly what his personality and past would make everyone do. He’s upset about Lucy leaving, everyone can see that. But imho, the reason that he’s doing anything about it is because he’s confused. As enjoyable as it was to be around her, there was also a lot of really bad times around her, too. He wants her to stay for the good memories, but at the same time the bad ones are budging in and telling the good ones to **** off. He’s fighting against his own memories and thoughts up in that “empty noggin” of his. (I say “empty noggin” because the haters seem to think he’s just being dumb.)

On the other hand, though, I think that the other characters know what’s happening already, but just don’t want to think about it. Zach pretty much had everything that’s been going on spot on in one sentence: “I think most of them suffer a bad case of not being honest with themselves…” (http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c46/p13.html) It’s funny, because it always seems to be the minor characters in comics and movies and video games and stuff that know what’s going on better than the main characters do.

Anyways, TL;DR nobody’s in the wrong, nor are they in the right atm. So nobody has any right to be upset with Mike, or anyone else for that matter. Besides, it’s not like they can hear you, and Veronica already had, like, an entire two more chapters ready before you even saw this page.

..Probably.

Jonathan July 9, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #252997

Not helping, Sandy. : /

Xeneus July 9, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #253047

Blur leaves Mike’s home in favor of someone else and it’s totally okay since it’s his decision. Mike dumps Lucy in favor of someone else and the whole ****ing world explodes. :/

Also, congratulations to Chirpy for being the only remaining pet NOT to drop Mike on his head in some way, shape or form.

Insanity_Prevails July 9, 2013, 4:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #253083

@ Jonathan
I have to admit that was the most passive explanation of the story arc i have ever read.
Apparently you need to learn when to overact about teen cats.
*cracks knuckles*
Wheres your passion FOO? :D

Rawrz July 9, 2013, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #253098

Lucy ._.

Zero_Hn July 9, 2013, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #253106

@Rawrz
Overact?
OVERACT?
I PITY DA FOOL.
8-)

Nah, in all seriousness that’s just my opinion. Don’t agree with it? Well, I have a saying: “Opinions are like ********. Everyone has one and most of them stink.”

Jonathan July 9, 2013, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #253122

The saddest thing about this page, contrary to what some people are saying, Mike isn’t lying to Sandy at all. Think about it, when Blur chose to leave (I’m guessing to go with Lucy’s family) he pretty much said that they were his family, not Mike, and that Blur was leaving with his family. Sure Mike’s not being specific, but can you blame him? His pet just turned his back on Mike. It probably hurts to talk about it much (Short answers, limited detail) so he gave an answer that was honest, but wouldn’t require explanation (or that wouldn’t make Sandy worry too much.) The worst part of all of this, Mike’s blaming himself and he’s dealing with his own repressed feelings for Lucy. Not just the romantic ones, but the anger and guilt at the way they treated each other (Anger at Lucy for bullying him; Guilt at himself for bullying back and [in his eyes] cause all of this misery amongst his friends). At this point, anything could happen with him. It just depends on what kind of support he’ll get in the near future. Sandy and Paulo were good, but Mike’s gonna need to confide in someone, and depending on who it is and how they react (Abbey comes to mind as a bad person to confide in for example) Mike could either start to get better or make a drastic negative turn.

Inukai July 10, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #253123

I don’t understand what the big issue would be with having the pets. :/ I mean it is obvious that the only human like beings in your story are Cats and Dogs, so it would make a little sense that any other creature would be regular. Yeah the pets talk, but Cats and Dogs aren’t really supposed to talk nor go to school and all the jazz that happens in the comic so I see no issue with having them. :nope: Personally I wouldn’t cut them out. They already became a part of the story, so it seems like it is a little to late now, right? And does this mean you are not bringing Lucy back? :x Idk how there can be much more of a story without her, unless this really is the last chapter :O

Oni July 10, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #253148

Do people really have that much issue with the pets? I love Yashy and Blur and Lily and Chirpy. :/ I think it would be a bad thing to write them out just because certain readers have issue with them. If they still have a place in YOUR story, then it’s up for you to decide that, not the readers.

daft_inquisitor July 10, 2013, 4:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #253167

I want the pets, They were fun.

Camdy July 10, 2013, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #262371

Goodbye little pets… I love you guys :(

Actually I’m rereading the chapter, but I still miss them.

CuriousElementalist October 17, 2013, 11:20 PM EST.

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