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Comment ID #251894

GG MIKE

Anonymous July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251895

How did Paulo recover???
LOL Mike don’t just touch people.

So what happened after “Now I won’t - I can’t”?
WHERE IS LUCY I BET SHE’S CAMOUFLAGED IN SNOW

Huh where’s therealsomeone?

LancelotOcelot July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251896

Moar Paulo X Mike plz

Solaris July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251897

Back to normal?

bjk July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251898

Support rejected -___-

LovablePessimist July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251899

XD I love Paulo ^_^ :love: I hope he gets to see lucy soon!

Ildum July 1, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251900

I ship it. Their fur colors just look good together. I have no idea why.

Sheichii July 1, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251901

Daw, so mean Paulo, although I can understand him.

Trickfrance July 1, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251902

Weird moment at the end

King July 1, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251903

Aaaw! It’s so good just to see then chat like that :D

Elly123 July 1, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251904

Poor Paulo…

Julia KaNeko July 1, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251905

Fruitcake? Been awhile since we’re heard that one, xD

Guessing July 1, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251906

I really hope this doesn’t mean the PauloxLucy ship has sunk.

Trollicart July 1, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251907

O.o

Puerto July 1, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251908

Well its a start

Lily July 1, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251909

yaoi time!!!
;)

Dekolantzen July 1, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #251910

Mike’s face in the second to last panel oh my STARIN INTO SPACE yes

shaaa July 1, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #251911

Well, that tender moment was short lived. We now return to half-sad/Half-jerk Paulo. Yaaaay.

Jeez man, seriously. Mike only wants to help.

Zionus July 1, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #251912

Awkward.…
Also how do I post an “ask Roseville high” question? Do I need a tumblr account?

;) July 1, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #251913

Well, the Paulo x Mike shippers were happy for the weekend at least.
Also, what do I ship anymore? Mad Lucy x 8-) or Mad Lucy x :unsure:
The world may never know.

Tyler July 1, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #251914

Lol. Oh Paulo. Still trying to keep up that tough guy image 8-)

Tia July 1, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #251915

Ship it like Fed-Ex

Anonymous July 1, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #251916

Well… that happened, I actually thought Paulo was gonna kill Mike. What I’m really afraid of is how Daisy will react to this! Watching her cry makes me sad. =C

Say What? July 1, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #251917

Paulo x Lucy!!!!! They bring out the best in each other and he’s strong enough to take her occasional violent tendencies. Also I can’t believe mike didn’t get more of a railing from Paulo.

Sylvia July 1, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #251918

I love how (unlike most webcomics) even when the characters are depressed, they’re still themselves. Seeing Paulo still being Paulo makes this story arc a little less heavy.

SkyeCaptain July 1, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #251919

And Paulo is still trying to at least somewhat protect his tough-guy image. Still, I would have thought Mike would at least tell Paulo what’s going on with Lucy, or at least tell him his involvment. Or is that time not upon us yet?
Also, way to go, Mike. Despite all that’s happened, you still try to be supportive of your friend right now. A sight for sore eyes in all this drama and hatred going around. :)
Although going off of the comment in the latest askbcb, I get the feeling we’re finally moving away from all this Lucy-related drama and going to some of the other characters again. Maybe something with Daisy and Abbey? Or Augustus? Or all three? I guess we’ll find out soon enough…

Oceanus92 July 1, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #251920

Yeah, it doesn’t mean much.

Yxela007 July 1, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #251921

@;) I think you just go click send in a question and you can anonymously post a question.

Hey where’s like Daisy and Sue and people. At the hospital??? Wat.
One thing I’m betting on: NO DAVID FOR THIS CHAPTER

This is MikeXSue shipper we are bingo fuel, bugging out.

LancelotOcelot July 1, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #251922

Poor Paulo. This, this is why I love BCB so much. Tae, you have managed to almost make me cry, good work! Also, brace thy selves! The MikexPaulo shippers are coming!!

TheShinySergal July 1, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #251923

@People surprised Mike didn’t tell Paulo what he did: He’s still recovering from that realization of “Oh god, I am an *******. what have I done?!” If I was in his position, I don’t think I would fess up to anyone yet, would rather wallow in my own regret alone for awhile, and NOT have people running up and enforcing the thought that “Hey, you are an *******!” Mike’s in a tough spot now, realizing he ****ed up, and isn’t ready to fess up and face the hate filled music just yet.

And Paulo, you had a massive breakdown infront of the guy you probably hate the most, and now trying to recover your tough guy image. I guess I understand you trying to keep up that protective mask of yours, but honestly, at this point you may as well let your shields down and accept the help that the GUY YOU HAD RIDICULED, CALLED NAMES, AND BEAT UP WITH THE ANTI-CHEATER SQUAD FOR WHO KNOWS HOW LONG is trying to offer you.

Zionus July 1, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #251925

Looks Like Mike is starting to see what it feels like to be pushed away when trying to help.

LucyLuvr July 1, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #251927

LET THE MIKEXPAULO BEGINS ;)

MimiChan July 1, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #251928

aaaaand back to being the same douche I hate :/

bankai July 1, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #251929

So does he know what happened between mike and lucy? Or did he just want to feel mikes face with his fist?

shmidny July 1, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #251931

Looks like Mike is trying to be the white knight once more, at least for Paulo so that’s a start. Hopefully by the end of the next few chapters the tone will have completely changed for the better.
I still believe in :unsure: x Mad Lucy

SIGxMUNDx808 July 1, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #251932

Well that was… umm… kinda… you know… UNDERWHELMING! Seriously, what happened to Lucy? When is the cast going to exceed 2 people? And why was Paulo satisfied with Mike not telling why Lucy is gone, or where she is, or really anything that most people in his situation would want to know?
Also, has your ship involving a relationship regarding Lucy sunk? well then join the “there all just going to die” boat, we’ve been picking up steam recently and have a lot of future potential.

and finally, Taeshi whats with the chapter titles? they seem to imply some big plot breakthrough is going to happen and yet all that is happening is SLOW pages about character “development” a.k.a. watching the different cast members cry

Misanthrope July 1, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #251933

Lmfao dat facial expression in the last panel.. “GET OFF FRUITCAKE” I just… I. I can’t.

so contrasting to the previous page.

And am I the only one who imagined Paulo saying “No” like a little kid Cx

silveryogurt July 1, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #251934

And Paulo is sort of back, awesome!
I’m really wondering what happened to Lucy, and I wonder where everyone else is, haven’t seen Amaya, Sue, or anyone in the group for a while now. I hope things slow down, and come together as the family they once were.
My spirit for :unsure: x Mad Lucy lives on!

Dave July 1, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #251935

Since when was Mike considerate?

Kindle_Kat July 1, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #251936

I wish you posted more than one page per day……it’s sooooo hard to wait D: Furious Abbey ;_;

Fluffle Puff July 1, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #251937

Pffttttttt <3

BeanieButt July 1, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #251938

needs more mccain.

aidsman July 1, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #251939

@Zionus

Notice the second last panel. Take a very good look at Paulo’s face.
That is all.

Ware July 1, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #251940

I really like this page, just everything about it. The colors are wonderful, especially on Paulo, because it makes him LOOK exhausted and worn out from crying, and the page isn’t just one big picture, which I feel has been happening since the weekday updates. There’s more comics, but they all feel like they don’t have any real substance to them because they’re usually one big picture as a page or with very very little dialogue or actual action. But if the weekday updates continue in the style of THIS page where a character performs more than one action a page, it will be a lot more satisfying to read.

MissShellGiraffe July 1, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #251941

PauloxMike OTP

Tacsi July 1, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #251942

Get off fruitcake! XD epic!

eagle July 1, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #251943

@Ware: What am I supposed to see? :/ All I really get from that face is “Why you touching my shoulder?” Sure, he seems….hollow, kinda empty now, but it still feels like he’s just being a jerk to Mike just to keep his image.

Zionus July 1, 2013, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #251944

I don’t think Lucy will stay with Paulo, otherwise the road not taken path would have been taken.

Matias Welz July 1, 2013, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #251945

Is it just me, or are Mike and Paulo getting back to their old selves? XD

Chocothunda July 1, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #251946

@sylvia - he shouldn’t have to be “strong” enough to resist her violent tendencies - Lucy’s violence is wrong and she shouldn’t be illness towards people.
Also I love how everyone is quick to say mike is an awful friend but when he shows legitimate concern for a friend who just punched him nobody seems to care…
Probably cause its not related to the ****ing shipping which is all that seems to matter *rolls eyes*

Ramona July 1, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #251947

@Ramona yes…..just yes XD I am not alone here!

MonsieurWTF July 1, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #251949

Pualo. I hated him in the beginning, started liking him recently, and now he is back to the ******* that I hate. :/

RPG Nerd July 1, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #251950

It sucks that he’s going back into his shell. But at least Mike isn’t dead.

CaptainViridian July 1, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #251951

OHMIGOSH! PAULO’S EYES CONTAIN LIFE!

Looks like the douche in him kicked back in.

Gate-Senpai July 1, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #251952

No wonder Mike somewhat exploded earlier…
Whenever he tries to do something nice, that happens.

Lyucs July 1, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #251953

Anyone who continues to debate Mike/Lucy responsibility by this point is a vindictive *******. JUST SO YOU KNOW.

Hazel July 1, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #251954

When is something actually just going to happen in this comic? Every time it looks like the story’s going somewhere, the plot falls down a traphole into a pile of awkward filler material and pictures of sad cats in different settings. Looks nice, sure, but as for the meat of the story …?

‘December’ was a talking point - now it’s the only ‘recent’ chapter most people bother discussing in depth because the plot has moved so slowly and shakily for the past year that it’s begun to stagnate. It’s been a huge letdown to see the most important and dramatic point of each recent chapter (Sandy finally appearing, Abbey’s backstory, Paulo and Jasmine’s break up) get resolved in the most underwhelming manner, or diverted by some side plot - usually involving Lucy - within a couple of short pages. Meanwhile, there’s so much padding and pointless build up in between, complete with irritating and repetitive ‘dead ends’ left right and centre (like Lilly and Jordan blocking the other characters from seeing or actually getting anywhere with Lucy - over and over - stopping the plot in its tracks over and over in exactly the same way).

It would be one thing if it were actually building up to something of substance, but for all the comic likes to drag us back to Lucy’s arc every damn chapter, that subplot hasn’t progressed in the slightest. For all we know anything could’ve happened to her really - why don’t we know? Because once again the progress of the story has been blocked by a side character - twice in the same chapter, actually, by two different side characters. With all this dramatic buildup just to sidestep whatever the chapter in question’s leading up to, would it be so wrong to have at least some chapters that promise some character/plot development and then actually carry it out?

Bob July 1, 2013, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #251955

@Bob they aren’t really side characters, they’re all main characters, it’s a large cast - I do agree though, I would like to know what happened to Lucy soon.

Ramona July 1, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #251956

FRUITCAKE XD ! I missed Paulo’s nickname for Mike. I don’t know why, I just did :D

Subaru July 1, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #251957

Hmm, glad to see Paulo back to normal with his tough guy act. Although I’m wondering why he went to Mike. Was he the first one he saw alone or was it that he felt he could show signs of weakness in front of Mike and not worry about being laughed at? Either way this was all very sweet. Tragic given the circumstances, but still sweet. Maybe one day Paulo will shed his tough exterior when he is around the person he loves whoever it may be in the future. :)

supertails19 July 1, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #251958

Dat Bittersweet Candybowl~ So many things going mixed up in Flavours, lets see what Sweet we get next, maybe ‘nother bitter or maybe a sweet one.

Nexus July 1, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #251959

COME ON MIKE, TELL HIM ALREADY

Jerkface July 1, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #251962

And Paulo reclaimed his manliness! :D

cherry panda July 1, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #251963

Since when was Paulo so tall o.o (i think im missing something)

lol Mike, you have no support to give!

Jaime July 1, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #251964

Usual business.
Well almost

nervix July 1, 2013, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #251965

Mike! You have enough girls! Quit flirting with Paulo!

Titanium Dragon July 1, 2013, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #251966

Taeshi you have finally done it…..
You have put me at a loss for words….
Taeshi. Why? The plot isn’t moving anymore we have had 3 chapters of half-filler stleast the play had a reason to be that way but not breaking up that was probably he most suspense full chapter and it ends with lily sweeping mike away and him crying realizing what he did. We stil have no idea what is with Lucy involving a sub-plot that started in ten seconds to midnight. You haven’t had a chapter on some one other than Lucy in a while sure there was a reason but it has gone too long I am actually happy now the focus is off Lucy. I mean what is happining with jasmine? Are you fading her out? She still can be a very important side character for Paulo (they are still friends after all. right?)
And what about Augustus with the whole abbey x daisy x Augustus thing last timethatvwas bring up was pillow talk for what a moment?
To the point the story is to slow and there is barely any focus on the sub plots and the focus is wasted by us gaining almost no knowledge of what is happening and “useless character development” the while mike realizing what he dude could have been done a lot better
Sorry to nag and be mean but the story needs to get back together so please?
(Also Paulo’s face LOL)

Dr.Rockit July 1, 2013, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #251967

I wouldn’t be bothered by what people are saying. c: Can’t wait for tomorrow’s comic!

Chellethulhu July 1, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #251968

Paulo being a douche, how typical. And here some people (not me) were starting to think that Paulo was changing into the good guy… nope still a douche.

starfighter105 July 1, 2013, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #251969

Furious Abbey GET OFF ME, FRUITCAKE!!!

Psh, boys will be boys. :smirk:
I’m dying of curiosity now. Where did Lucy go and WHY IS MIKE RANDOMLY BEING FRIENDLY AGAIN?!?!

Sashimi July 1, 2013, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #251970

Aaaand Paulo sucks again

Naar July 1, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #251973

Oh, what a relief! :O For a page or two there I thought we lost cool Paulo forever XD

B-Dawg July 1, 2013, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #251974

I would not be surprised if Paulo tells anyone, apparently. Mike, as big as the damage you’ve caused, you cannot keep it a secret. It is ALL riding on you and Lucy.

Also, Taeshi.. What have you done. You have called upon the Yaoi Fangirl horde. Brace yourself…

ResidentEddy July 1, 2013, 3:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #251975

even if Paulo isn’t aware of what went down it looks like he might change and stay like that for a long time.

imaginativemonster July 1, 2013, 3:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #251976

@B-Dawg: What’s so cool about this “cool Paulo” that hides his feelings behind his “cool” demeanor? That’s one thing I will never understand about guys.

Zarylo July 1, 2013, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #251977

Shoulda stayed with Jazzy dude

Dragnite July 1, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #251978

@Sashimi: “Where did Lucy go and WHY IS MIKE RANDOMLY BEING FRIENDLY AGAIN?!?!”
To answer your question, Lucy’s in a hospital right now, and she’ll be out soon. Mike was told she was going to be leaving in a week. As for the randomly being nice thing, Mike is naturally nice to everyone… well except for Lucy recently because he honestly thought she was trying to ruin his relationship with Sandy.

Also, if you remember Chapter 72: Buddy System you’ll see that in a way, Mike and Paulo are actually good friends. Plus it looks like Paulo doesn’t know everything that has happened with Lucy… if he did, Mike wouldn’t be smiling right now in fact he’d be running from Paulo’s imminent rage. XD

It also helps that all the anger Mike had vanished when he realized that Lucy wasn’t as bad as he made her out to be… right now he’s feeling way too much guilt to be mad at anyone.

supertails19 July 1, 2013, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #251980

This chapter is so PauloxMike XD

asdf July 1, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #251984

Well, PauloxMike looked really promising in the second last panel…..

insanesquirrel July 1, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #251985

@supertails19: You just explain this page… :nope:

Othoniel July 1, 2013, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #251986

Awww, Mike. So cute XP

Wittmann July 1, 2013, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #251987

Good ol’ Paulo. ^.^

Momiji July 1, 2013, 4:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #251988

It’s funny because Mike could easily murder Paulo if he wanted to :)

Alucard July 1, 2013, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #251990

I’m at a loss of words at how people seem to think that Mike was never caring in the first place. Their white-knighting Lucy seem to have overshadow everything that Mike has done for others; for example Mike stuck with the play, even when Lucy was the other main character because he didn’t want to let Sue down. I’m sure if rereading the comic, you would see that the only thing that changed Mike was his feelings towards Lucy. He was never really an arrogant jerk towards anyone else and always have extended a helping hand to his friends. *shrugs* BUT HEY, MIKE WAS TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR LUCY, THAT MUST MEAN HE’S TOTALLY A COLD—HEARTED JERK WHO DON’T CARE ABOUT ANYONE ELSE OTHER THAN SANDY.

Seriously guys.

Starmuttani July 1, 2013, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #251997

So….If Paulo DOESN’T know what happened to Lucy, why did he punch Mike….? :question:

MissShellGiraffe July 1, 2013, 5:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #251998

Shouldn’t the 3rd panel words be switched?

Jk July 1, 2013, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #251999

Hey! Levity! Woo!

Gryph July 1, 2013, 5:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #252000

Good to see that Paulo is still… well… Paulo

Haddi July 1, 2013, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #252001

Mother of God people! Is it really that difficult to get an idea of what happened to Lucy? Obviously she was fed up with life and killed herself. THAT IS THE ONLY POSSIBLE EXPLANATION. This only applies to like a quarter of the comments by the way.

TraceLegacySSOF July 1, 2013, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #252003

Does anybody else notice that look of Guilt Mike has the panel after he asked Paulo was going to be okay..? Or was that just me?
That look of regret was like “this is my fault… But I can’t tell anybody anything..yet..” I hope Mike does say something..or at least tries to talk to Lucy about things without making things worse. Try to fix things.. But if this drags on, then everybody would still feel like total shizz. :T an unhappy BCB crew is pretty depressing. >~> especially when you remember the “happy” times. Hah..

I think that Paulo didn’t really mean to break in front of Mike.. Keeping in all of those emotions..sooner or later that bottle is going to over flow and most of the time you can’t hold it in.. Plus not only is Paulo trying to keep up his tough guy act but he may still have his sucspicions about Mike and his role in Lucy’s disappearance.. So of course he’s going to push away Mike’s “help.”

Blurppy July 1, 2013, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #252005

Paluo continue being badass 8-). Mike stop being awkward and gey :unsure:. (btw I’m jking about Mike, I would probably say the same thing, because I mean it but I also like to make things awkward and gey lol)

Kleitos July 1, 2013, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #252008

ARGHHHHHH I NEED MORE PAGESSSSS
On a side note, would everyone please stop hating on Mike or Paulo? They both have faults, and their good points, and it seems everyone id focusing on one or another :unsure: Mike is a nice guy; when we wants to be. Sure, most of the time we see nice Mike; but as Haley has put it, he acts ‘Like he has a stick up his *** when he’s off the phone with Sandy’, this pretty much tells us that he’s not always the sweet guy we’ve seen him as.
Paulo, while yes, not always the nicest guy, has several redeeming moments. he is perceptive; he could easily tell that Lucy had screwed up with Mike, by hiding her love with hate. He carried her MILES home, and would have done so for any of his other friends.
Besides, none of the other characters are perfect either. Not even Sandy, who is seemingly innocent. She IS one of the most drama-free characters, yes, but let’s not forget how she ABANDONED Daisy. But, I guess that kind of thing happens.
Abbey is very sweet, yes, and insightful, but he is ALSO in great need of anger management.
Daisy, in fact, is probably the least in need of any sort of development, besides her own self confidence.
Sue is very caring, but is also a liiiittle scheming, as seen with her implied intentions with the play.
David…. Well, is David, and sadly wse haven’t seen a lot of him in recent chapters. :(
And while this doesn’t include the WHOLE cast, these are just a few examples, so please, stop hating on any character for their own defining qauilties. Taeshi has obviously taken a lot of time and effort to write them so well.

EpicLyra July 1, 2013, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #252010

uh…
NOW KISS

Poptart July 1, 2013, 6:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #252011

Paulo is still unhappy.

HongKat July 1, 2013, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252012

I will ask one last time. *breathes in deeply, then…*



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I'll Eat Yourself July 1, 2013, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252014

Well, I for one am happy to see a glimpse of the good old Paulo. He reminds me of myself a lot. Especially in the insult based humor department.

Jared sheep July 1, 2013, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #252015

Oh my god… Fruitcake… I need to use that sometime.

Dave Strider July 1, 2013, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #252016

Okay, current guesses and interpretations: Lucy is in the hospital for therapy. Her family and pets were distressed because she’s falling into clinical depression, hence Jordan was worried about ‘losing her’. Mike jumped to the conclusion that she tried suicide but hopefully was wrong. Lucy is also moving schools in order to get a fresh start and get away from Mike.
Paulo may or may not have gone to see Lucy or one of her relatives since he seems to know what’s up and he knows enough to have blamed (and punched) Mike.
The full extent of this hasn’t really hit Mike yet and it’s bound to come in waves (earlier he was crying, now he’s sort of tepid and emotionless). The fact that he’s trying to comfort Paulo and acting weirdly normal around him makes me think he still hasn’t really realized how harsh he was to Lucy and that he is the cause of all this—I mean, he probably knows this academically but doesn’t really feel as much remorse as he should.

Ket July 1, 2013, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #252017

Still waiting for the amnesia storyline.

Styxx July 1, 2013, 7:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #252018

@Zarylo well you gotta admit that making fun of someone for being girly for years and then breaking down in front of them is little pathetic.And by ‘cool Paulo’ I didn’t mean the ‘jerkface keeps touching my ***’ Paulo rather the ‘non-yaoi’ Paulo XD

B-Dawg July 1, 2013, 7:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #252020

I’m confused.

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

Comment ID #252021

I love how Mike is at least trying to keep people around him. He did learn from what happened with Lucy and is, clearly, trying to prevent the loss of anyone else.

Such a sweetie.

ReddenedS July 1, 2013, 8:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #252022

lol, Mike seems to be more of a loner than Aug does. His social skills just seem to go pbbbth!
Mike, a few things: (1) Paulo has never really liked you (2) Paulo doesn’t seem like the type that wants to be touched by guys (3) telling a guy like Paulo that “you’re there for them” in a heartfelt way is a little creepy; in fact it can be a little insulting. So save your “inner mother” for another person like, oh say, Lucy maybe?
The only reason Paulo came to find you was because he was angry about whatever chance he missed with Lucy, and a lot of that hate was looking to brick you in the face. He didn’t come to you for solace, Mike.
At least Paulo had enough guts not to just murder Mike outright, although the lines under his eyes and the razor quality of his eyes show he’s still under a lot of stress.
At this point I don’t know what’s worse: Mike’s continual fumbling or his attempts to try and “fix” things. I’d give Mike some slack, but it seems he has an inherent ability for always shifting gears at the wrong time.

Blank On Purpose July 1, 2013, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #252024

Okay, soooo Paulo just hit Mike in the face, had a mental break down, aaaand they are acting like nothing happened. So did Paulo just randomly decide to beat-up Mike, or does he know something?

What is going on!? =OOOOOOO

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

Comment ID #252025

@Lunacy

I think that means that Paulo is the new Lucy…

The Real Lee July 1, 2013, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #252026

WHY YOU’RE FEEDING THE PAULO X MIKE PART OF THE FANDOM?
Don’t stop.

FelineGamer July 1, 2013, 9:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252027

@Lunacy
If anyone knows what’s going in its only Teashi because the rest of us are still trying to figure out what the hell the past chapter meant, let alone whatever gets drawn Out over 20 pages here … I love the comic but really Taeshi? Another slow chapter? Next time can we at least see a few more punches? Please?

Misanthrope July 1, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252028

What I learned today is that Paulo is bottom, Mike is top.

Sanitarium July 1, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #252029

Those eyes in the second-to-last panel scare the crap outta me. :D

Jessica U. Ingmann July 1, 2013, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #252030

@Mike&Paulo(characters): Can’t you two think before speak!?

HongKat July 1, 2013, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #252033

Mikey has a crush on Paulo! 8-D

Monas July 1, 2013, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #252035

“no”
Paulo’s the best thing I swear to god

Idastar July 1, 2013, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #252036

I’m falling for Paulo

He’s just a guy who actually could live without chicks, (except for Lucy) he won’t take SERIOUSLY any gurl he mets, he will treat them like princesses, he would make them feel loved, he would protect them… and he won’t hear a thing about bitching BUT still won’t take’em like a DAMN SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP. BUUUUUT he’s actually in love, he’s actually falling for Lucy now, he’s destroyed and he’s LYING ON THE COLD HARD GROUND, ROLLING IN THE DEEP , CRYING HIS HEART OUT

TAAAEEESHI
DON’T KILL PAULO X LUCY
I BEG YOU
QAQ

Gea July 1, 2013, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #252039

I love MikexPaulo but plz dont kill PauloxLucy. I’ve been waiting for that relationship since well… ever since Paulo has been soft and started having real feelings for her. They are so much alike. They are both sensitive on the inside but they hide their true personality with another personality… words are gettin a bit too deep here so in sorter words, dont kill PauloxLucy Mad Lucy

Secret Cat July 1, 2013, 10:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #252041

@Bob and @Dr.Rockit
I quoted your comments in the forum thread for this chapter, because I’m interested in how valid the criticism is. Feel free to join in there (I don’t feel that the front page is a very good place for this kind of thing.)

SuitCase July 1, 2013, 10:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #252043

Totally just banged. Right there in the snow.

StushiJaguar July 1, 2013, 11:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #252045

I’m not gonna lie I’m still confused on what happened to Lucy…did she try to kill herself…?

Me July 1, 2013, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #252046

U see what u do Mike!!! -.-

tetsa zangetsu July 1, 2013, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #252047

@Misanthrope
about that they are all gona die, wgen palo was sleaping around all i could think is “this is gona end like school days… ob why did i watch that again”

Eric July 1, 2013, 11:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #252048

Every time that varification thing pops up where you have to identify the character, I have a sudden urge to put “Jerk” instead of “Mike”.
Not because I hate him horribly, just because I think it would be funny.
@tetsa zangetsu
Shouldn’t your name be “Tensa Zangetsu”, not “tetsa”?
@Me
No one knows exactly what happened yet. She may have, or she may have had an accident, or something. She may/may not be dead, and the only way to confirm is to wait until it’s explained. Truthfully, I’m hoping she’s just sick, not dead. ;_;

Neospector July 1, 2013, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #252049

I never realized how short mike is :O ! Either that or paulo is really tall :/

Kitsune July 1, 2013, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #252050

@Zionus

Oh never mind, I don’t have the words to describe it.

Ware July 2, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #252051

Oh my god I’ve been waiting for cool guy Paulo to get with Lucy since I started reading this kitty drama comic haha
I don’t hate Mike either but I think he needs to back off and let Lucy sort herself out…
If she isn’t dead…

Gina July 2, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #252052

The sixth panel oh my god the eyes! They look so good!

terminalVoltage July 2, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #252053

Some people seem to believe that Paulo’s back to normal, wether that’s a good or bad thing.
But… I really don’t think he is. I think that he’s actually, genuinely mad or upset, or both, and he’s reacting like this.
I’m definitely not taking sides! But, I’m just going to say;
He could stay like this for a while. (Indecisive of his feelings about the situation.) And he’ll respond harshly. Not only towards Mike, but possibly towards everyone.

But it was just a theory, and with this comic you’ll never know.
I hope to see how everything turns out! ^ ^

Neon Skies July 2, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #252054

I think we all know that Mike x Paulo is about to get canon 8-) :unsure:

ExplosiveWatermelon July 2, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #252055

Wow I knew Lucy was tiny next to Paulo but I never realized how short Mike really is. O.O It’s really great to see a chance that allows the readers to compare heights between characters properly when there isn’t some type of official height charts or anything of that nature made by the writer for the readers to reference to.

Isqi July 2, 2013, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #252056

So wait wait….does Paulo still not know what Mike did to Lucy??

Follarch July 2, 2013, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #252057

I still don’t get what happen???
Lol Paulo’s face at the last part.

Eriell July 2, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #252059

Tch, Paulo you simplistic ***. I don’t know what his problem is, he had so many oprotunities to tell Lucy how he felt. Not only that, but he gives mike **** about “cheating” , gets everyone to beat the **** out of mike then gets laid by 2 diffrent girls after proclaiming his “love” for another, repeatedly calls mike a ***, goes out with another girl only to break her heart and tell her there’s someone else, and-though I understand why he would- punches mike for trying to deal with all the **** that happens to him. Honestly mike handled things completely wrong-completely wrong, I mean he told Lucy off after sandy told him to and apologizes only after she says to. That’s pathetic.- but so much crazy **** happens to him and he has to cope someway. Paulo is an inconsistent dick and gets no sympathy from me at all. Oh, and did I mention that Paulo is a total puss that can’t stand up for ****? Even here he completely wusses out on beating mike to a bloody pulp. Either that or he never could. …phew, that was one hell of a rant! I feel much better now :D the only reason I liked Paulo to begin with was his character design. But that is completely overshadowed by his poor character development. Such a shame too, I had such high hopes for the somali. :(

BurstfireGenex July 2, 2013, 1:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #252060

wow. paulo looks worse than i normally do. and i’m a jacked up, pierced and bearded monster. i hope he gets to confess his crazy angsty teen love to Lucy soon. i really feel for paulo. honestly. i love his development as a character and the fact that he’s improved in being much much much less of a jerk.

King_Crimson July 2, 2013, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #252062

This is rather good. The only problem is mike in the bottom left. Facing the wrong way, weird expression. Makes him look very patronising and sarcastic.

Teashi July 2, 2013, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #252063

Almost a broment….so, so close to being a broment…just a little more relationship rebuilding and then they will be friends…and my dreams will become reality..

Trubeque July 2, 2013, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #252065

Omg, Mike’s face when trying to console Paolo. SO DAMN CUTE!!!! XD XD

Daphne July 2, 2013, 3:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #252066

Mike is such an idiot all he did was remember all the bad things lucy did to him but forgot all the good things she did with/to him, shame on you mike :unsure:

snow July 2, 2013, 4:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #252067

This is a start to everything turning out all sunshine and rainbows, it’s not gonna turn out that way, nor will it in any overall positive way, but at least it’s going somewhere.

Oh Paulo and your bi-polar ability to go from all the emotional feels to the stone cold non-feels

frequentflyer July 2, 2013, 4:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #252068

I totally called the last panel! Well, after reading the second-to-last.

Mike July 2, 2013, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #252069

And hence MikexPaulo begins…

David July 2, 2013, 7:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #252070

Anyone else bothered by Mike’s neck showing through his scarf?

Meow July 2, 2013, 7:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #252071

Ah that Paulo… its a tough Job making Mike look like the good guy, but somebody has to do it :3

Steel Wings July 2, 2013, 8:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #252072

Whose for Chinese?

STARWARSMAINIAC July 2, 2013, 8:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #252073

@David MikexPaulo began the first time Paulo used the word “fruit”

Huh? July 2, 2013, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #252074

I don’t understand why he can’t tell her he likes her now? She’s not dead, right?

Taney July 2, 2013, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #252075

:D
people give It up, we’re probably not going to hear about lucy till atleast the next chapter. This one is more than likely Mike making amends.

Doodles July 2, 2013, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #252076

@Taney: Because she is moving away. It’d be too painful to admit your love to someone and then have them move away soon afterwards. Plus, it would add to Lucy’s inner turmoil and suffering, and he doesn’t want to screw her up further.

Moogle July 2, 2013, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #252077

Paulo’s eyes look really cool on this page

Knuc July 2, 2013, 11:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #252078

@David: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/ post/view/7736 MikeXPaulo began long ago and it even reached a high point when Mike was dreaming about Paulo in Acapulco. Sure, Mike initial reaction to finding out he loves Paulo was less than ideal, but now it is reaching a point where he can barely contain himself. Just seeing Paulo opening up like that just made Mike want to… I’m sorry I can’t continue with that thought… I’m too busy laughing at the awkwardness between them if they should ever try getting intimate. XD Hopefully that link made up for my inability to perform a proper mini story. :x

@Moogle: It also help that Paulo probably has no idea where Lucy is right now. Actually, even if Paulo knew exactly where Lucy was right now, do you really think he’ll get past her family? Paulo couldn’t make it past Jordan and to make it past the rest of her family? Yeah, good luck Paulo… I believe you can tell Lucy how you feel eventually, but I’ll be surprised if it happens right away… actually I’ll also be surprised if she says ‘I love you too’ no I wouldn’t be surprised, I’d be downright shocked if she says it right away… pretty sure Lucy would need time to let it register and then to ask herself if she does feel the same way about him.

This topic just makes me wonder if Mike is actually going to tell Paulo anything… hmm, that conversation will definitely be interesting to see. Seriously, how would Paulo handle finding out that Lucy is in the hospital? Maybe a little sprint to the bus stop and maybe talking/crying a little more to Mike.

supertails19 July 2, 2013, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #252187

Fruitcake ;)

Seriously, though. My tiny cold heart is breaking. Paulo is suddenly rising in my favorite characters here.

Parf July 3, 2013, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #255832

My otp just flushed down the toilet.

Solaris August 5, 2013, 2:01 PM EST.

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