79. Critical Hit, page posted 9/12/13

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Comment ID #259255

Daaaaaavid chapter…?
Also the height comment made me giggle :D

Gabba September 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #259256

I was hoping for Lucy :Y

Anoukk September 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #259257

Ha, David. Don’t know what but something is about to get down.

Keyblade Dragon September 12, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259258

*dramatic gasp* A David chapter? :O

AngryBunny September 12, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259259

Ooh, perhaps an explanation for WHY Rachel was at Paulo’s house.

Also: Yay for Sue!

Eemia September 12, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259260

I was hoping for a Lucy chapter, but I guess I’ll have to wait a little longer.

Keyblade Dragon September 12, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259261

Wow David has really loose skin

Mego September 12, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259262

YES DAVID LONG TIME NO SEEN DUDE >:D

Johhny September 12, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259263

Wut the critical hit? david’s plan has fainted

Kindle_Kat September 12, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259264

Sue, David, and Paulo… this will be a nice treat.

“A gallery trip provides a few intellectual challenges.”

Cool. I wonder what amazing things they will see on this trip.

Kids, remember that it is rude to try and jump over things at a gallery. It’d be awful if you actually managed to break something.

supertails19 September 12, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259265

hehe david is super tall :3
:D

Madi_mew101 September 12, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #259266

DAVID!!!!!!!!!!! :D!!!

Sanchan September 12, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #259267

Good to see David back to his over active self

Chrisd765 September 12, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #259268

Every comment that whines about Lucy, an extra chapter is added before any vague hint is given

Taeshi September 12, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #259269

lol now this is a real class act.
I am guessing that Paulo is the “Monster” and David is the “Super Weapon”.
Good thing Sue made it in time to save Tokyo from David with her “FALCON PUSH!”
Also, lol at Sue trying to pick up and move David aside who’s all “Fo’ realz, gurl?”
I am already liking this chapter!

Blank On Purpose September 12, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #259271

LOL
@taeshi
That’s actually a pretty genius way to keep from everyone whining about Lucy -applause- 8-)

Vivitv September 12, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #259272

@Taeshi
Then just kill her off already.
You’ve done it once, you can do it again.

001 September 12, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #259273

IS THIS A DAVID CHAPTER?! :love: and on a side note, WHY TAESHI?!

A person September 12, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #259274

@Taeshi From this point on or does it count comments before this? Cus then we’ll be at like….. 4000 chapters :/

Venorik September 12, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #259275

A David x Sue arc?

Pepe Le Pew September 12, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #259276

Dogzilla XD

Mr-Hero-Bio September 12, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #259277

DAVIIIID!!!! Oh how I’ve missed you! :D

Lizzie September 12, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #259278

Venorik: exactly 8-)

Taeshi September 12, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #259280

I bet sue could kick davids ***.
@ Taeshi don’t punish the rest of us just because some of your fans are stupid and whiny.

Blue fox September 12, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #259281

…*sniffles* I wish I had a friend like David.. ;u;

Furball September 12, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #259282

@Taeshi wheres lucy? wheres lucy? extra chapters please 8-D

ComicGuy September 12, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #259283

ComicGuy, there are hundreds of pages of extra comics available via this link, at least half of which involving Lucy!

SuitCase September 12, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #259284

*sigh I don’t have enough money ._.

ComicGuy September 12, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #259285

OHGOD I see a DavidxSue and I don’t even ship this OH gooood ç_ç

Gasz buhuuu September 12, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #259286

Taeshi@ damn it XD

Hunter&Bro September 12, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #259287

This Reminds Me of a Very Young - Well, me!

SomeBro September 12, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #259288

“Critical Hit”…??
Oh please, please, PLEASE let it be a Dungeons&Dragons related title…!!!
(although propably not and i’m just being a huge nerd :P)

In any case, i’m fine with anything, especially since we seem to get a little more Sue. :D

Clementine September 12, 2013, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #259289

What the hell is David doing this time? lol

starfighter105 September 12, 2013, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #259290

@Taeshi

I mean I’m all for good story telling, but you’ve axed off/ made disappear a character without having any of the other characters really react to it.

Like I said earlier, it just proves that she really didn’t have any true friends. She was able to up and disappear without hardly an eye bat except for a brief part of the comic where everyone just accepted it.

That or you as a comic writer have no idea what you want to have happened to her.

I_Love_Lucy September 12, 2013, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #259291

Quick david, make her fall in love with you!!! ;A;
otpotpotp <3

shmid September 12, 2013, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #259292

David…. chapter?! O.o ok… it gonna be interesting

eagle September 12, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #259293

It’s feels like it’s been forever since I last saw David being David. If there’s even a little focus on him this chapter, I vastly approve.

Damonashu September 12, 2013, 2:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #259294

What the crap? I jokingly said we would have a David,Jessica & Sue chapter before we learned what happened to Lucy…. And I was right… Dang, I really hoped it would be a Lucy chapter

Misanthrope September 12, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #259295

@I_Love_Lucy
Most of these characters are only 15/16. What much else could they have done? They tried talking to her family, that didn’t work, and even when Mike went to find out at the hospital he was also vaguely sent away. They probably still have no specific information outside of Lucy is gone, they probably don’t know exactly why or where, and with that little of information not much can be done as young teenagers. I think it’s been obvious that they’ve all been down, some more than others because not everyone single character is 100% bffs tight-for-life close to Lucy. Are you saying that they should put a total and complete halt to their life, rather than try to move on because they understand there is little to nothing they can personally do about the situation?

Having chapter upon chapter of moping over Lucy would be repetitive and unproductive. There were 3 whole chapters dealing with characters(mostly Paulo and Mike as they were the closest to her) “coping” with Lucy leaving essentially, a total of 59 pages. That’s not “brief”.

Carmen September 12, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #259296

Also, a chapter involving a gallery visit? Very interesting! I know Tae tweeted about someone having a verbal fight this chapter, my guess from this is probably between Sue and Paulo? Maybe Sue and Mike? The argument could be about anything at this point… also go Sue for protecting the art from idiots haha.

Carmen September 12, 2013, 3:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #259297

Pasting what I said the previous page for I_Love_Lucy’s sake (also this name couldn’t be more biased)

Are the people complaining about Lucy really thinking such things as “everyone is happy so that means they never cared/moved on too quick” and “has it been a week she’s been gone?”?

1. It hasn’t been a week, as it was referenced here: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c78/p4.html

2. That same page even shows that they are not happy but they are still trying to move on. You don’t spend every waking moment of your life moping and crying, they did plenty of moping and crying in the chapter when she disappeared and Daisy even made a study party that showed everyone still moping. Do some of you just overlook all that?

I do know what happened to her, just because you don’t know doesn’t mean I don’t. I have this stuff planned and hints have been left for people to theorise and interpret and piece together what might have happened, but in the mean time the comic revolves around other characters as well and not just Lucy.

Taeshi September 12, 2013, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #259298

Pokémon reference (I guess) + David = awesomeness.


p.s. lol I_Love_Lucy just shut up. whining with the author? seriously??

boh... September 12, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #259299

To everyone who misses Lucy to the point of Anger and Vindication: Don’t worry my newest latest and greatest fancomic has Lucy in it! http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/ post/view/7927

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #259300

Thank you Carmen for thinking about the situation carefully before posting your comment.

@I-Love-Lucy: It may seem like the others moved on quickly, but that’s not the case. Did you read the Chapter where they went over to Lucy’s house to find some answers and were met with Jordan the doorman keeping them out and being incredibly vague? Mike was able to figure things out, but that’s because he knows more about this situation than anyone else… he is the only one who can do anything at this point since he knows what happened or at least has a general idea. However, nobody in their right mind would let him see Lucy for any reason… there is nothing he could do even if he wanted to go to her on his hands and knees and then beg her for forgiveness… it is just not happening.

It reached a point where everyone was moping and Daisy had to throw a party just to make them think about something else for a little while. Does this mean they forgot about Lucy completely? No. They are just not going to be spending all their time wondering about Lucy when there is nothing they could do. What do you expect them to do anyways, I-Love-Lucy?

I think I spoke enough and I’m going to stop before I end up rambling.

Tl;Dr: Just because the characters aren’t fantasizing about being with Lucy right now doesn’t mean that they don’t care about her anymore. They are just not going to embark on an epic adventure without a single clue to where Lucy could be… where do you expect them to find a clue anyways?

We get it, you miss Lucy. We will see her again, but whining about it is not going to be helping anybody in the long run. :x

If this somehow comes across as snarky to you, then I’d like to take this moment to say: Sorry. :(

supertails19 September 12, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #259301

Soooo … if I’m not mistaken, this comic is … about Lucy. Lucy is the main character. She’s always BEEN the main character. Until recently, I thought she was always going to BE the main character. And somehow Taeshi finds it odd or annoying that people complain when the main character has been completely cut out of the comic for weeks now. Not weeks in comic-universe-time, but weeks in our time. I thought the other characters were getting plenty of character development before Lucy just up and disappeared, and I see nothing wrong with fans of this comic (and this particular character) being upset that she’s just missing. We want to know what’s happened to her, why she’s in the hospital, and whether or not Mike is going to face any consequences for his actions. Threatening to make your readers wait extra long simply because they want to know what happened to the Main Character of a comic seems petty. This comic has been at a complete stand-still for weeks now, because the main story-line ground to a halt the minute Lucy disappeared. Maybe some of us are tired of fluffy filler.

Eemia September 12, 2013, 3:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #259302

That’s too bad you think that way, because plot advancement does not equate quality. If a story has hollow character development it’s not very compelling when the plot moves forward.

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #259303

As I said in my previous comment, I was perfectly happy with the level of character development I was getting before Lucy disappeared. Character development without plot advancement isn’t very compelling either.

Eemia September 12, 2013, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #259304

@Eemia: Umm, no. There are 4 main Characters: Daisy, Lucy, Mike, and Paulo. One of them is missing and the focus went to the other main characters. How is this hard to get?

There was even a chapter where the other characters tried to find out what happened to her and one where they were moping about her leaving. Also, a chapter about them trying to get on with their lives in the meantime. The previous was about Abbey and Daisy developing their relationship and deciding what they consider safe boundaries. How is any of this fluff? It is all relevant and important to a story with teenage drama. They are teenagers… how do you expect them to react when a friend goes missing?

Do you expect them to drop what they are doing and go on an epic quest to find out what happened to Lucy? Tell me, what do you think will happen if the answer is not one that they will like? What if it turns out that Lucy did this to herself because her friends weren’t that great at being friends? What then?

Tl;Dr: None of us are ready or deserving of an answer so quit trying to ask for spoilers when it is going to be brought up in the future. :x

supertails19 September 12, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #259305

@Taeshi

What do you expect? You allow anyone to post under any name on your site. I thought it was funny to have “I_Love_Lucy” as my name because it’s also the name of a popular tv show. It’s not bias, it’s just a silly name.

You made a comic that originally had no development on the characters other than Lucy and Mike and you’re surprised when everyone is upset that one of the two has been missing for months in real time. It makes no sense.

And no obviously they wouldn’t all mope around forever, but the fact that the main plot has died and is now revolving around all your background characters, like David for peat’s sake, people just want to know what happens to the main character.

It’s like JK Rowling deciding to make Harry Potter vanish mid-scene, then make everyone wait another whole book before addressing it. Sure, we can read the happy-go-lucky stories of Ron and Hermione, but without Harry it is not even the same world. Losing the main character, loses the driving point of the plot.

I_Love_Lucy September 12, 2013, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #259306

Supertails is right, there is more than one main character. Exploring the relationships between the characters other than Lucy is compelling itself because she took most of the spotlight, so Taeshi has been making the right decision doing all this.

@I_Love_Lucy

You say that “everyone is upset”; um, well how can you be sure? I’m very sure that I’m not upset.

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #259308

@Seppucrow

Did you miss the last 50 or so comments on other pages that were from various people wondering where Lucy is?

I hate it when people mince words just for the sake of being argumentative.

I_Love_Lucy September 12, 2013, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #259309

JUST ENJOY :D
Obviously the whining isn’t helping.

How about a Carter chapter next?

toops September 12, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #259310

@Taeshi Thanks for your explanation previous page, it makes things easier to understand when hearing things from the author’s point of view. I suppose most people who are complaining (which was me last page) are doing it because we’re seeing things differently.

While reading the story I unintentionally put myself in the place of the cast, trying to see things the way the character’s would. I suppose this also means I apply that - What would I do? - question while reading. If I were a character in this world I would probably respond differently - spending more of my time loitering on the issue and trying to find a way to contact Lucy or her family.

The issue though is that after reading your comment, I realized this isn’t about what I would do. It’s about what the cast would do. They simply have a different way of dealing with the issue and I suppose many of us Lucy fans are aggravated with their means of coping. I suppose they’re just getting on with things the way they see fit, and that’s perfectly okay when you see it for what it is.

P.S. Don’t worry about us internet hooligans. We love to share our angered opinions with the rest of the world. Keep writing this comic the way you so choose and don’t ever let it get you down.

Chinatsu September 12, 2013, 4:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #259311

@I_Love_Lucy

You can say “various” which can be agreeable, but not “everyone” because that’s sensationalist garbage.

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #259312

@I_Love_Lucy: Think of it this way… Lucy needs time to heal and rest up. Give her some time already. In the meantime enjoy watching more of the other main characters.

Also, I’m sure that Mike is Harry Potter… if you paid attention to Ask Roseville High you would know that.

You keep talking about all these people talking about wanting Lucy back like it would actually make a difference. Veronica already has the story planned out… how is a few people giving her problems going to change that? See? @Chinatsu gets it. This story is Veronica’s and she could do whatever she wants with it. Let’s just enjoy the ride together as friends and not enemies, ‘kay?

@Seppucrow, yeah… I also remember how Veronica used fancharacters in her story based on requests… we all know how that went. :/

supertails19 September 12, 2013, 4:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #259314

Taeshi has already made chapters before based on reader’s complaints, but when she did that she got even more complaints, so she’s doing things from experience.

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #259316

So where IS Lucy?

Nero September 12, 2013, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #259317

@Seppucrow

You must be the expert because your entire comment was pointless garbage. It’s idiotic when people get so wrapped up in literal meanings over the common way the word is used. See the fun part about English is that there is variation and not all speech or writing is meant to be taken literally. Like sarcasm.

@Supertails19

I don’t know how much of a hard time you can really give a stranger over the internet. Besides, I’m sure Taeshi would rather have people here than none at all considering she’s trying to earn cash off this.

I just had a response to the fact that Taeshi was frustrated at people liking and missing her main character and threatening to continue the hiatus of plot. The plot has run away and most of the pages these days are scenes of people staring at each other.

I_Love_Lucy September 12, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #259318

not here obviously

toops September 12, 2013, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #259319

@I_Love_Lucy

Why was it pointless garbage? I think you’re reacting emotionally and not logically, and that was the point of my comments.

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 4:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #259320

That’s a lot of skin.

BUTTS September 12, 2013, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #259321

@Seppucrow

It is on par with pointless comments from “grammar Nazis”. Therefore, yes, logically speaking in this context being an informal forum, I find it garbage because it’s unnecessary.

You also can’t gauge emotion through a keyboard text.

I_Love_Lucy September 12, 2013, 4:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #259322

Should close the comments section for a while. :/

Amorak September 12, 2013, 4:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #259323

errone take a breath and step outside omg

toops September 12, 2013, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #259324

Oh David got blocked

TheGentleman September 12, 2013, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #259325

@I_Love_Lucy

You’ve said things that are exaggerated and wrong word by word like: “People just want to know what happens to the main character.” “And you’re surprised when everyone is upset” “most of the pages these days are scenes of people staring at each other.”

I think that is bad behavior that just drives up anger for reasons that aren’t good. There is no other explanation for that other than emotional ones.

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #259326

oh my god all the lucy comments hahahaha

like seriously what do you people think is going to happen if you complain so much about Lucy?

NOTHING!!! ( no way! )

Simply wait it out, enjoy a fresh new chapter full of possibilities and characters we haven’t seen for a small while now like David and Sue! 8-D :/

SirDavid2 September 12, 2013, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #259327

@Taeshi
lets face it, fans care more about Lucy than her cats and dog friends do :D
Does by that reffering page mean its been a month now instead of a week?
Cmon, you did better scenes with Mike caring about how Sandy is doing ever since she left compared to a whole group of Lucys friends so why are you supriced over theyr complaining? :smirk:
If you cant make her friends care then atleast let her fans care and tell us more about whats going on with her ;)

AAaaaaanyway, is it just me or you made Davids body a bit too long in width?

DK3 September 12, 2013, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #259329

Can we all stop this fruitless arguing about @Taeshi ‘s characters and motives? I’m pretty sure Mike and Lucy aren’t the only main characters in her comic, so other character exposure should be appreciated.

Also, let’s stand back and observe the most serious David has ever gotten…recently.

Gate-senpai September 12, 2013, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #259330

WHOA.
I think David needs to go to a doctor, that skin stretch is not normal.

Also I didn’t know cheese formed in pillars of that shape.

Macca September 12, 2013, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259332

Drama is huge in this one. Though I must say i love how Suitcase is trying to sneak-sell stuff during whole shitstorm. Like this guy in Resident Evil 4 - racist zombies, chainsaws, loli’s everywhere, and his selling herbs n’**** like nothing happens.

So people whined about how there was no David chapter in a while, and how there was not enough David in general, since he brings some sweet to this bittersweet plot. And what happens when we get David? People are whining and arguing in comment section.
Seriously people, what the hell?

Commander_Zero September 12, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259333

speak for yourself olol

I bet a lot of people read this comic and enjoy it and don’t feel the need to post all of their opinions about it, because they like it how it is.

toops September 12, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259335

@Seppucrow

I wasn’t trying to drive up anger. I was just pointing out what I saw. If anyone got offended, that’s not my problem. No one has to read the comments section if they can’t handle someone giving some criticism. Even Taeshi herself doesn’t have to read any of it either if she doesn’t want to. Judging by the way people hound on each other’s comments every day, I’m sure she doesn’t most of the time.

I_Love_Lucy September 12, 2013, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #259336

*GASP* A chapter about DAVID! OMG my mind is now broadened to higher thingys! I shall now gasp in aw for david has his own CHAPTER! BLLAAARGHHH *dies* :nope:

Lyrix September 12, 2013, 5:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #259337

@I_Love_Lucy

Well it’s weird you see it that way :U You’d have to be really negative in the head.

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #259338

There’s nothing wrong with liking Lucy, there’s something wrong with crying “filler” just because it’s focusing on other characters who aren’t her. She’s not showing up anytime soon, either accept that or you’re going to have a very unhappy time reading the comic for a long long time.

Also lol Eemia taking my jokey new-chapter-for-every-Lucy-complaint seriously. The comic is mostly planned and events need to happen, if I really did that the comic would never end :-[

Taeshi September 12, 2013, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #259339

Considering that the characters act in chapter 84 like they have a enforced minimum care quota to fill regarding Lucy, and then afterwards dropping it like it’s hot once fulfilled, because “lol i cared enough for 2day”.

Not to mention only getting info on that she’s gone and nothing more sure doesn’t leave everything related to her on a high note and then throwing it all into the back of a cluttered closet like it’s a ****** gift from your creepy aunt.

I really do wonder why people complain then :/

From September 12, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #259340

That has to be the smartest comment David has ever said

Spider934 September 12, 2013, 5:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #259341

Life goes on.

+ They characters are not reading this story like we do, so I don’t think anyone should compare themself to them.

toops September 12, 2013, 5:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #259342

Oh, I’m hoping for some DavidxSue in this chapter.

ThatOtherMichael September 12, 2013, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #259343

@Seppucrow

If you aren’t able to handle, *gasp* negative comments, maybe you should consult an optimism forum. They’ll let you in on their delusions.

I_Love_Lucy September 12, 2013, 5:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #259344

@I_Love_Lucy

Do you think what you did was right though?

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #259345

Alright you lot or at least those of you in this particular lot talking about Lucy this and Lucy that.
I don’t know how it is, but I am one of the mind to think that most people don’t enjoy feeling bad (hope you caught the irony there). When something bad happens that makes us feel bad, there’s this thing many of us do where “we grieve, then we move on”. Feeling bad only makes you feel worse and most people don’t want to be stuck in that position for long.
Just because the characters aren’t crying in every chapter on every page, doesn’t mean they haven’t grieved for Lucy’s disappearance. In fact, past chapters have shown their grievances, but they moved on. There’s this concept called time and as it goes on, people remember less about what has happened and focus more on what’s going on.
Also, this isn’t a “dramatic irony” where the audience knows absolutely everything the author does, but the characters don’t. If Taeshi wants to treat it that way, then I don’t see why she shouldn’t. Many stories in all their various forms don’t share everything right off the bat with the viewer and how much of a story would it be, if you already knew everything?
We as readers are being treated to a story many of us obviously enjoy if we’re willing to get so heated up about it, so maybe we should take the story for what it is, have fun as the ride goes, and be a little more courteous about it, rather than constantly nagging “are we there yet?”
I really do want to know what happened to Lucy as much as the other hardcore Lucy fan wants to, but it doesn’t mean I can’t set that aside for a bit and enjoy these chapters too (the previous one and by the shape of this one, I have loved and will love).
Truly though, if it’s so much of a bother, there’s always the option to take direct control and write your own fanfic about it to satisfy yourself, before Lucy’s real situation is revealed or you can just discuss it with other readers to culture your own insight on the matter, instead of trying to cohere the author into revealing information.

Blank On Purpose September 12, 2013, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #259346

@I_Love_Lucy : Just stop…really..just stop. Try to enjoy the comic! Mad Lucy

SeasonPrecure September 12, 2013, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #259347

OMG David has so much back skin! wat? XD

The Observer September 12, 2013, 5:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #259348

Oh god yes.
All aboard the DavidxSue train!

Tcj333 September 12, 2013, 5:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #259349

@Spider934 probably second smartest, he was pretty insightful clever in getting Paulo to realize he liked/likes Daisy at the end of the vacation. But in terms of a off hand comment yes that is probably the smartest think he has said.

Chrisd765 September 12, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #259350

I bet something bad happens to david Prediction based on minds being broadened

Sleepingfox September 12, 2013, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #259351

I wanna know what happened to Lucy.

The Nameless One September 12, 2013, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #259352

To everyone on both ends of the “Where’s Lucy?” conflict, we all just need to be patient and see how the comic plays out.

The Lucy fans just simply miss their favorite character; however, asking the same question every page isn’t going to make her come back in the story quicker.

The other fans who are telling the Lucy fans to “Keep Calm and Read BCB” (that should be a caption picture BTW, unless someone already created one) don’t mind the quote on quote “fluff chapters” because they give more character development to Lucy friends, which most people are considering as “side characters” as of recently.

Remember everyone the constant anticipation of what will happen next is why the fans love BCB. Its is a sign of a talented author when their readers are at the edge of their seats wondering what will happen next. Keep em’ coming Taeshi I’m never bored with a BCB page! ;)

@toops

No Carter is dead and he isn’t coming back thank god. His face still haunts my nightmares… D:

The Mylestone September 12, 2013, 6:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #259353

main thing i can say is that i have been in this situation and i can say they are taking this very very very oddly. When it happened to us we did everything could until we found out at least something and once we knew at some basic details like that she was safe we were okay. They know absolutly nothing but they know mike knows something so why they hell wouldnt they be tearing him apart? i know i would and my friends would.
I know you are showing these people move on with their lives but still people don’t act like this about the people they care about. I must say though I’m not so worried about lucy as long as mike is punished for this.

Charles_in_charge September 12, 2013, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #259354

It’s ironic how I had to put Lucy in the box for “who’s that” because seriously, more chapters?! Now that my friends is legit.
Lucy fans KEEP COMPLAINING WOOOOO
no I’m joking

Mcturtle September 12, 2013, 6:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #259355

Click “read comments” and go on a wild adventure!

I’m really curious about what happened to Lucy too, but just accept it guys! From the start, Taeshi pointed out that it would be a very long time until we got news about Lucy.. So get over it! If you’re not happy with her decision, stop reading the comic and come back in a few months when we’ll most likely have heard of Lucy-chan. Stop making Veronica go crazy! :[

Me September 12, 2013, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #259356

Haha, good to see David again! Never realized how tall he is til now >w<
Really hope this is a David chapter ;w;

Pyro September 12, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #259357

@Sepprucrow

Outside the fact that you seem to be unhappy about it, I don’t think there is a wrong way to make a statement about fictional characters and the odd turn the story has taken by throwing it’s main character to the wayside.

I_Love_Lucy September 12, 2013, 6:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #259358

@I_Love_Lucy

You caused unnecessary drama and stress though. You should apologize.

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #259359

Wow, those comments were intense!

TheSonicSegaNerd September 12, 2013, 6:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #259360

Are these sand castles inside a building? Were they made from the sand in the sandbox?

The Generic NPC September 12, 2013, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #259361

David’s chest can speak to others.

asdf September 12, 2013, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #259362

@Seppucrow

I’m not apologizing for your lack of ability to handle a comment on the internet. Grow up.

I_Love_Lucy September 12, 2013, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #259363

@I_Love_Lucy

It’s not about me. I didn’t ask you to apologize to me. It’s about everyone else who has dealt with you.

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 7:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #259364

@i_love_lucy and @Seppucrow
this is a comic a story the author makes at a pace they are comfortable with and people enjoy the comic. complaining and arguing about the pace of the story will not change that. and there are will always be people with complaints and arguments so will you please stop with your arguments that may just go in circles

i don't know September 12, 2013, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #259365

besides i find your discussion is wasting both of your time.

i don't know September 12, 2013, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #259366

@Seppucrow

Can’t say I care about their lack of ability to handle a comment either.

I_Love_Lucy September 12, 2013, 7:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #259367

Damn, that dog has some stretchy skin… I want to pet him 8-D

Bopbop September 12, 2013, 7:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #259368

@I_Love_Lucy i find you ability to handle comments equally lacking

i don't know September 12, 2013, 7:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #259369

the only thing that @I_Love_Lucy can do at this point, is stop asking for lucy/complain about her absence. we all know that doing so will change nothing, so just please make the comments section contain as few useless comments as possible. thanks. it’s a favour you can do to us, so please. thanks again.
sure, everybody is free to write what they want (with certain limits), but when a person can make a favour to other people and that person loses nothing from doing it, he/she should do it, and he/she will gain gratitude from said people.

boh... September 12, 2013, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #259370

*crosses fingers for a Sue chapter*
I can’t be the only one who wants this….right?

Also I don’t get these Lucy arguments. Mike’s a “main character” and Paulo’s had far more page-time than him recently. No-one’s bitchin’ about that.

A) This is a group ensemble comic.
B) You are not the writer. Suck it up.

Masket September 12, 2013, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #259371

@i don’t know

Don’t worry about it. I just wanted to see how things would go if I pushed it long enough. I have nothing more to say.

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #259372

@Seppucrow i knew you were going to end first i just thought it would be unfair to @I_Love_Lucy if i didn’t address you both.

i don't know September 12, 2013, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #259373

@Seppucrow

Did you actually have anything useful to say?

Faolan September 12, 2013, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #259374

A new chapter! Starting off with David, I have no idea what to expect. Then again, lately, that’s been the running theme here. Anyways, if this chapter is to ‘broaden our minds’ as Taeshi says, then I’m expecting some massive earth-shattering revelation sometime this chapter. But what could it be? A look into David’s mind? The news on Lucy everyone has been waiting for? A shot at another character and tearing apart their very self-being, thus explaining “Critical Hit”? THE ANTICIPATION IS…is…killing…
…are those tiny cheese towers?
TINY CHEESE TOKYO YEAH~! :D

Oceanus92 September 12, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #259375

uhm I think this chapter is about paulo. showing his sad face on panel 2 can’t be coincidental…

… then maybe I’m overthinking it. overthinking things never works with BCB.

boh... September 12, 2013, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #259376

@i don’t know

Oh, you did? I feel a little flattered that you think I would #^_^# Thanks I guess.

Seppucrow September 12, 2013, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #259377

@Seppucrow i thank you for your thanks

i don't know September 12, 2013, 7:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #259378

@taeshi
Where is Carter?
Notice how I am purposely not asking about Lucy, I am curious, but I would prefer to wait and watch the other characters develop a bit more as the comic used to be based heavily on Lucy. We all needed to have characters like David and Sue to develop a bit more. We all know it is true, we just have forgotten it for a bit. :smirk:

Christen September 12, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #259379

@ I_Love_Lucy dam you ****ing whine a lot. Get the **** over it. Lucy is out of the picture for a while. Just drink your self happy and cry your self to sleep like the rest of us.

Blue fox September 12, 2013, 7:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #259380

@Blue fox please no cursing i think we’ve proved our point enough

i don't know September 12, 2013, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #259381

I doubt that as Lover boy is still complaining.

TheGentleman September 12, 2013, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #259382

DID DAVID JUST USE LOGIC AGAINST SUE? 8-D: I did?

A BETTER PREDICTION: David will continue to be awesome, Sue will use her authoritative opinions, and we will have the most fantastic thing in the world, a critical hit! :D

Finally, some things that I would like to point out. It seems like David is saying Sue’s words, and those Tokyo skyscrapers look more like ruins from New México. :/

@Taeshi&SuitCase: Are you guys going to make comments like this from this point on, or is this a one-time thing?

Hawz September 12, 2013, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #259383

I love how David looks older now. It does show that they’ve grown up a bit, and even David can be smarter showing that he used a bit of more intelligent humor than he used to do. :)

myheartyoung September 12, 2013, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #259384

I wonder why you ppl even are nagging on @I_Love_Lucy somuch in such a way … He/she is practicaly one of biggest fans who makes this place lively in normal manner (moust of the time) and clearly cares for one character for a good reason :D
All the arguing kinda turns into drama but hey, that makes it even better and fitting for this bittersweet comic 8-D

DK3 September 12, 2013, 7:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #259385

Presently I am making a friend of mine check out BCB try to get more people I know involved guess I get to see what he thinks tomorrow.

TheGentleman September 12, 2013, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #259386

@DK3

Oddly enough I do try to just comment on things. People always jump on me for my comments for the strangest reasons. *Points to* @Seppucrow.

It also appears a small group is virtually high-fiving themselves for proving something, though I don’t think even they are entirely sure what they proved. Such is the way of BCB.

Either way, I find it amusing how seriously people take this comic. This is something I like to peek in on during my study breaks.

I_Love_Lucy September 12, 2013, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #259387

Things I thought when I read the title of the new chapter:

One, Pokémon.

Two, a fun chapter.

Three, Drama.

Four, a painful chapter.

What will happen next?

@Taeshi: You decide!

Hawz September 12, 2013, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #259388

@Taeshi
YEAAAAAH You. *claps hands* Keep being awesome!
I’m excited for these new plots!

Although… Its spring in their world and Tess is going to graduate at the end of the school year. *gasp* Another character down! I’m curious on how long everything is planned out. It will be hard to take Paulo-Mike-Daisy all the way to Senior for then Racheal, Jessica, and FF7Cat will be out of the picture. But then again, you easily worked in Jasmine to the picture, who is younger than the original cast. Wooh life and people. I had people get shot and die, commit suicide, change genders, move away, grew distant too, and grew closer together as a group of friends and classmates. Life happens. :3

Vanvoltra September 12, 2013, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #259389

@Taeshi,

THANK YOU! Honestly i expected to come down into the comments today and hear people talking about finally seeing David again. Within the first few comments i saw another “where’s a Lucy chapter” type comment and my head damn near went through my desk. Thanks for finally stepping in on this situation.

buchanen_neket September 12, 2013, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #259390

@I_Love_Lucy you have a good point and i interceded just because i don’t like arguments. if someone tries to argue with me on an utterly useless point than i just try to ignore them.

i don't know September 12, 2013, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #259391

@Taeshi

A long long long time?

Sounds good to me……. :P

Pepe Le Pew September 12, 2013, 9:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #259392

Ship Lucy to the Looney bin for all I care……. :-*

Pepe Le Pew September 12, 2013, 9:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #259393

@Oceanus92
TINY CHEESE TOKYO YEAH~! :D

*chuckle*

Pepe Le Pew September 12, 2013, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #259394

@Taeshi
I personally think that side stories just make things better. It’s like everyone forgot this is a comic about angsty! :#

Also, David’s skin flab is kinda gross…
http://www.dogwallpapers.net/wallpapers/funny-pug- dog-wallpaper.jpg

Doctor horse September 12, 2013, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #259395

Where are they??? :question:

Hawz September 12, 2013, 9:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #259396

@Commander_Zero
“Though I must say i love how Suitcase is trying to sneak-sell stuff during whole shitstorm.”

Well, it’s a pretty genuine thing I like to say. When people complain that there isn’t enough being posted or the current chapter isn’t to their liking, I like to remind them that there are hundreds of pages they could read if they would like to.

@Hawz
We post when there is something we should say.

I find the criticism about the story moving on too quickly interesting. I don’t agree. I feel like that might be your personal feeling, but if viewed through the lens of the comic we have spent the right amount of time dwelling on Lucy’s absence. If you disagree you’ll just have to conclude that BCB didn’t handle Lucy’s departure well, because this is how it was done, quite purposefully.

Speculative opinions about the value of this chapter are fair too, I guess. All I can say is that pretty much every chapter for the last volume or so has a purpose and will lead to a payoff. We ignore the pressure to do comedy chapters these days unless something important can be shoehorned into it. Such are the perils of cerebus syndrome.

SuitCase September 12, 2013, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #259397

pfffff XD , oh David…..

Subaru September 12, 2013, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #259398

Come to think of it, I always liked this comic without having to worry about plot all the time. Sure, the plot is great however, I believe it’s always been a charm of BCB to have adventures and side stories.

TheSonicSegaNerd September 12, 2013, 10:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #259399

There’s a major problem with saying Mike and Lucy weren’t the only main characters in the comic: they aren’t, but they’re the only ones who had any real development throughout most of the ENTIRE comic!

That’s what these last few chapter have been, (in my honest, humble opinion) just ways to squeeze in development for the others so other fans can claim they matter to, and that Lucy wasn’t the only focus in this comic, when a vast majority has been.

@I_Love_Lucy is, in his/her own way, correct about the matter. There should be no reason for anyone to be surprised/confused/upset over people asking where Lucy is. These last few parts have hardly made any mention of her. Her best friend was more concerned about sex she didn’t have (and more than likely knew she wouldn’t have), rather than make any reference to Lucy at all, one of the people she’s supposed to care for the most. Is the next chapter going to be Paulo calling Abbey out on being controlling? More than likely. Will anyone even think of Lucy if that were the case? Possibly, but I doubt it.

I understand their lives don’t revolve around Lucy, nor did they ever, but these characters were NEVER as central as Mike and Lucy were. The early comic seemed to be about their emotions and lives at school together, while their friends just happened to be along for the ride. Besides those two, only Paulo really ever stood out as something besides a character that was important every once in a while. You can’t just cut out the driving force if a story and not expect any backlash for it.

Again, this is all personal opinion. I still enjoy the comic, I’ll continue reading on, but the lack of any support for people who are spot on about the matter is just disturbing.

Barty_Malin September 12, 2013, 11:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #259400

@Barty_Malin,

And that’s obviously what Taeshi is trying to fix. There was supposed to be more than one character arc ongoing. Somewhere along the line Mike and Lucy became the focus. So Taeshi is trying to remedy that by trying to progress the development of the other characters to get them out of side character status. At least that’s what i’m seeing.

buchanen_neket September 12, 2013, 11:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #259401

@Taeshi
If you really had meant it I’m pretty sure people would have start doing that on purpose to prolong the comic for no reason. I would have been one of them. :B Obviously it was a joke tho.

@Bluefox
Woah man, that like.. blows my mind u said that. But im glad u did cuz there b 2 much complainin’.

HLTH September 12, 2013, 11:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #259402

Those look like strange, deformed potatoes.

Kaeli September 12, 2013, 11:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #259403

@ HLTH there always is. You use the comment section to comment on the current page. You use the IRC for playing around. I can’t wait fot Lucy to come back ether but constantly asking were she is is just annoying. Lets all ask each othe were Lucy is even though nobody knows were she is that will help. use your imagination people! She will be back. enjoy the comic till then.
I hope this is a critical hit for a certain relationship that i have nothing against.

Blue fox September 12, 2013, 11:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #259404

bring up the militaries XD
or even better bring HERC (more info of this look in last stand wiki) ;)

rex_inazaky September 13, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #259405

One, Lucy needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine. Two, whenever Lucy’s not on screen, all the other characters should be asking “Where’s Lucy”? Three—

SuitCase September 13, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #259406

“Cerebus Syndrome” is how ALL my writing turns out!
It’s NOT my fault! Well, except it is…

@I_love_lucy: You think YOU love Lucy more than ME?
Get OFF your high horse! She’s MINE! :heart:
We ALL love Lucy! She’s a central character of BCB!
A!!!
But not the ONLY one! There’s plenty more! And a series that lasts this long is made up of MORE that it’s “so-called” central characters, OK?

@taeshi and @suitcase OWN THEM! We can RESPECTFULLY offer our opinions, but that’s ALL! ok?

Sheesh!

5Cats September 13, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #259407

GUYS GUYS GUYS CAN WE STOP ARGUING ABOUT LUCY BEING GONE FOR TWO SECONDS AND FOCUS ON THE FACT THAT DAVID IS HERE. BECAUSE DAVID IS GREAT.

Mika September 13, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #259408

Cerebus The Aardvark is (for all it’s flaws) one of the high points of English Literature!
Beowulf?
Canterbury Tales?
Shakespeare?
Junky? (William S. Burroughs)
Cerebus The Aardvark!

The MEDIUM may be different? but the MESSAGE is just as good. Massage? Oh whatevers!
(Marshall McLuhan) (Canadian! eh?)

BCB = Weeeeeell… it’s “getting there” :-*

5Cats September 13, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #259410

Tokyo’s secret weapon is Sue?

Trubeque September 13, 2013, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #259411

completely agree with I_love_lucy.

@everyone else
reread your “counters” please.

edit just cuz

he September 13, 2013, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #259412

CARTER IS DEAD?! DID I MISS THAT PART
OMG
*cryz*

toops September 13, 2013, 3:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #259413

Hey how about a Lucy chapter? Hey. Hey how about Lucy? A Lucy chapter? Hey listen! How could you not have a Lucy chapter? This is Bittersweet Lucy Bowl, isn’t it? What kind of comic is Bittersweet Lucy Bowl without Lucy?

> meanwhile at the hospital Lucy rests in bed
> a heart monitor beeping regularly from the other room
> sunlight streaming in through the drapes
> 700 panels of exactly this over and over again
> every 80 panels she turns to lay on her other side

Tacsi September 13, 2013, 4:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #259414

Lucy, Lucy, Lucy, Lucy, Lucy, Lucy, Lucy, Lucy, Lucy.
Reading the comments is just amusing.
There’s more in BCB than Lucy.
Personally glad that she’s gone, now we can focus in OTHERS characters for a change.
I have no right to state this but nothing more boring that focus in one or two characters. It’s the mains the only **** you care????
Well there’s a thing about them, since we have to stalk them the whole time, we know EVERYTHING about them. B-oring. So sulk it, Lucy is gone. Good as dead. For now.
Take this as chance to learn more about OTHERS characters until she steals the whole spotlight again. Yay for variety.
And you know what? The author was expecting to end the series with Michael wimping in the wall. Did you want that? Nope.
SO BE GRATEFUL WE STILL GOT MORE!
Pfff.
Those new chapters totally just proved we don’t need the tsundere bitch to keep it rolling.
Oh I don’t have anything against her. I just like to see the environment around the friggin mains too. This is fresh. New interactions, new adventures, new stuff not moping just because some main is gone. RARE FANSERVICE, how many series we see doing this? Help me count I can’t remember any. Oh, breaking the rules! That’s good.
That’s very good.

Knux-the-Killer September 13, 2013, 5:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #259415

Taeishi did I ever tell you how I’m a bit jealous over how you draw hands? Well I have now because they’re all beautiful hands.
Cat hands
dog hands
Grabby things on these animals it feels kinda odd to call them XD

Anyways
David no
whatare you doing.

Zacharie September 13, 2013, 7:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #259416

David and Sue!! :D

Liridiandandan September 13, 2013, 7:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #259417

Is it me, or is Dave getting smarter?
AWESOME!

Rawrz September 13, 2013, 8:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #259418

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When Taeshi gives you non-Lucy, bitch and complain! What do y’all want? Everybody to go visit a coma-induced cat everyday till she woke up? Want Mike to finally realize his true feelings for her? I’d much rather have Abby and Daisy’s little condom quest. It was funny and lighthearted cuz everybody was done with the moping. Haven’t y’all realized her style: she lores you in with lighthearted and gag comics, make ya feel good, then BAM next chapter, **** hits the fan and everybody’s crying. It’s great, it’s a roller coaster of emotion. Have Fun!
………Hey, it’s David!!! :D

Redneck September 13, 2013, 8:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #259419

“There’s a major problem with saying Mike and Lucy weren’t the only main characters in the comic: they aren’t, but they’re the only ones who had any real development throughout most of the ENTIRE comic!” -Barty_Malin

I think I’m going to respond to everything you said… yay? This is not some rant… I just have a lot to say about this and I’m using you as an example… no hard feelings and sorry about the length/content because this WILL seem rude. It’s early and my ability to type out thoughtful and nice comments is limited especially on the nice part. I’m just going to be clear, concise, and as blunt as possible starting with the above quote, Barty_Malin. Well guess who is having some development now. The other mains are back in focus and as much as we will miss Lucy(like a whole lot ;_;), it is going to be like this for a while. Get used to it because she’s not the only character on here. It hurts, but we have to stay strong until she gets back.

A vast majority of the comic has also been about Mike and Lucy, not just one or the other… if you think otherwise, then get over yourself. The other characters are still important to the story whether you choose to believe so or not. Each love interest/crush/romantic feelings/mistake/whatever is important to the direction the story takes. If you want the story to go down a depressing spiral, then keep asking for Lucy and let’s see how well that turns out. I’m obviously trying to imply that Lucy is not well, but that probably went over your head as well.

No one here is surprised/confused/upset about people asking where Lucy is… we are just a bit annoyed about the same people going on and on asking where Lucy is when she’s in a damn hospital. Was it not clear enough that she’s in a hospital? It was implied that she did something to herself… call me crazy, but maybe we as readers should have figured out that just maybe this isn’t something the author wants to talk about right away? That maybe this subject runs into a somewhat darker territory of angst, sadness, and pain? At this point, I WANT to hear what YOU think happened to Lucy. I’m trying to be optimistic and say she just ended up there from not eating properly, but at the same time I have another more realistic theory which says that Lucy put herself there in the hospital. *insert obvious Mike related reason here* I refuse to believe either, but if you can believe that I_Love_Lucy is right(haha what) and is being unbiased, then maybe you will believe one of these theories.

supertails19 September 13, 2013, 8:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #259420

Also, way to bring in Daisy to this discussion… Daisy among others have already shown concern for Lucy on this page and many others if you paid attention. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c75/p12.html I looked for like a few seconds and I found this one right away… imagine what you could find if you went back to look. Maybe you’ll find a page where Daisy threw a party for her friend Lucy to try and cheer her up and then you could compare that to the party she threw to cheer her friends up. See what I did there? No… well that’s fine too. I’ll add this before moving on to the next one: Sorry that all the characters are trying to move on instead of permanently sulking over a friend who as far as they know, moved away without a trace. Even IF they had a clue that she was in the hospital, then what could they do? Honestly, tell me what could they possibly do that would help? If your answer is: “Uhh…” then keep it to yourself.

Well the thing is that maybe when an author decides to make the other characters have more focus that maybe you should let her do that and be grateful that she even updates this comic at all? Keep complaining and keep pestering the author let’s see what that gets us… on second thought please quit bothering her before she decides that this just isn’t worth it anymore. You may think that Mike and Lucy are the driving force, but last time I checked, this story was about teenagers in high school with lots of drama and comedy added to the mix… I’m pretty sure we still have that or are we not reading the same comic… if that’s the case, then I wasted a lot of time on you(more than I’d like to admit ._.).

I’d like to point out that this was not some personal attack. I just found Barty_Malin’s comment to have a lot of stuff I could respond to… so I responded to it. It’s early in the morning so if I seem cranky… well now you know why. Imagine how you would feel like if you woke up to an ongoing debate you thought you already ended nearly a day ago. -_-

Tl;Dr: Uhh, we get that Lucy is very important to you and without her your life seems incomplete, but she is in need of some major recovery time. Her life is in shambles so it would be really nice if you could think about that before you decide to bother her again. Please and thank you.

supertails19 September 13, 2013, 8:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #259421

Hey look everybody, it’s David the two-bit stereotypical comedy relief that’s a prime example of a ****** writer.

Seriously though, why hasn’t he been ditched yet?
It’s reached a point where he’s painfully annoying and nothing more.

Mifflin September 13, 2013, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #259422

miffin you seem to have something against david did he kill your parents

ToastyJester September 13, 2013, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #259423

@

“Tl;Dr: Uhh, we get that Lucy is very important to you and without her your life seems incomplete, but she is in need of some major recovery time. Her life is in shambles so it would be really nice if you could think about that before you decide to bother her again. Please and thank you.”

And yet there’s not even a intermission picture of her so called “life in shambles”…
Nope, all cloud & mystery.

C’mon throw a bone here already, hot damn.

Canterbourgh September 13, 2013, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #259424

@Canterbourgh: The person she loved so much doesn’t love her back and in fact hates her, her so called friends barely made any attempts to see her except Paulo who had the chance to say “I love you, Lucy… etc.” but chickened out and made out with her instead just proving Mike’s point. She gave a performance in front of many people and not one person thought “Hey she looks different… has she been crying? Is there something wrong?” Nope, life goes freaking on and there is nothing she could do about her shattered heart. Even Augustus couldn’t do anything except wait for her to deal back when she was on the roof top. She may have said she wasn’t thinking about doing anything, but how much money are you willing to bet that she didn’t try anything to harm herself later on? How much? You do realize that we are talking about a depressed girl, that loved somebody who just doesn’t love her back, with a family that had the nerve to come up with a plan to move away without talking to her(up until she caught them), her friends are too busy with their own lives to notice the pain she has gone through recently, her other option would rather make out with her than confess his feelings(as far as she’s concerned they aren’t real), and the only person she does trust is shady and untrustworthy… do you really think that Lucy didn’t try anything that would cause harm to herself? You know she was in a hospital… what more do you need to know? Do you need to hear the details of what she did? Is it that hard for you to use your imagination?

supertails19 September 13, 2013, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #259425

I’m here for the comments, ya’ll ridiculous! Stop, breathe and step away from the computer/tablet/cellphone. It would be best to close off the comments and post up like and dislike buttons for a while so we can teach the kiddies why we can’t have nice things.

lynnlynn September 13, 2013, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #259426

I was going to post this before Supertails did but I was beaten to the punch:

If you have not figured out her life is in shambles feel free to go back and read about how she was sad very frequently, set up camp on the edge of a building for a while, started killing squirrels in her backyard just to “see how it felt to become death”, and also became increasingly apathetic.

How much mystery could there possibly be? Where she landed? Which exact over the counter pills she mixed to achieve OD status? We already know she’s going to be out of the hospital and also going to a new school, why do you need a picture in order for this all to make sense?

Wake up sheeple… Lucy will return 01/22/14…

ToastyJester September 13, 2013, 9:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #259427

Is that an ant farm? XD

SOGx-ray September 13, 2013, 9:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #259428

hey guys almost a new page! then all of this can start all over again

toops September 13, 2013, 9:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #259429

Sue is powerful.

HongKat September 13, 2013, 9:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #259430

I can’t stop thinking about Lucy’s red velvet cake.
@ toasty Hahaha sheeple can’t think on there own. They need someone to bottle feed them.

Blue fox September 13, 2013, 9:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #259431

Canterborough: if you couldn’t decipher her life being in shambles from just reading the comic itself, I’m not exactly sure what to tell you.

Taeshi September 13, 2013, 9:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #259432

@I_Love_Lucy please shut up.Your wining and acting all bitchy just because you like lucy and bla bla bla.Now this comic has NOT been made for you, this is Taeshi’s comic and she can do what ever she wants.It’s no one of yours or mine business if we get to see other people from the comic.After all,this comic is really not abouth lucy,but abouth the whole gang.
Don’t get me wrong,I love lucy very much too but wining and that **** is not gonna help you,only make you seem like a brat. :) so please shut the **** up, thank you. <3 ^.^

dawny999 September 13, 2013, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #259433

@ dawny999 yes. You get a banana sticker. Also if you need more Lucy there is the candybooru. Which has a very lovely new picture of Lucy in the snow.

Blue fox September 13, 2013, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #259434

I haven’t seen Lucy. Where is she? When are we going to find out about her? What is she up to at this point? How is she going to be addressed later on? Why aren’t they talking about her? What happened to Lucy?

There, save us from more torment from the bitch cat.

Tired of Lucy September 13, 2013, 11:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #259435

From the look of this update they are at a museum and David was about to destroy an exhibit. 8-D

wolven_DM September 13, 2013, 11:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #259436

I like it. I like everyone. I like Mike less, but mostly because he seems fake.
I hope this chapter is about Sue and David. I wish they would date.
I don’t mind Lucy being gone, I like Lucy but this is refreshing. I like seeing everyone’s lives. Now that it’s updated every weekday, the comic is easier to love.
I’ve been reading this comic for over 6 years. (Possibly longer because I’m old). I like watching Taeshi grow. Good job Taeshi. Haters gonna hate.

taNi September 13, 2013, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #259469

DAVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID I LOVE YOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!

Flying Potato September 13, 2013, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #259512

Wow! David has really droopy skin if Sue is not carrying him.

Don't know September 14, 2013, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #259513

See the fun part about having an opinion, is that I can post it if I want. Besides, it’s an open anonymous forum. I don’t have to shut up, and you don’t have to read my comments.

Furthermore, I do find the backwards logic on people like @dawny999 and @bluefox to be far more whiny and derogatory than anything I’ve said. Such people are incapable of actually responding to my thoughts without attacking my character. This is the lowest form of debate and reserved for corrupt politicians who have scandals in the news.

Pointing this out, I rest my case.

I_Love_Lucy September 14, 2013, 8:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #259516

~176 comments before this one
Excluding this comment, quick ctrl+F search reveals word ‘Lucy’ appears 179 times. (38 of which were in ‘I_Love_Lucy’)
Visual representation:
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More than 106 the combined appearances of ‘David, ‘Sue’, and ‘Paulo’
(65, 28, and 14 respectively)
Advanced visual scanning shows 0 (zero) actual Lucys on this page of the comic

Just putting this out there for you guys.

-Edited for missing Lucy face

Just Sayin' September 14, 2013, 11:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #259518

@Just Sayin’

People love or hate Lucy and like to comment as such. Then they also like to disagree or occasionally agree with @I_Love_Lucy, and she/he likes to comment back.

Not sure how we resolve this.

Faolan September 15, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #259530

so cutes! David being lifted up right by the fur.. -^w^-

Cuteness! September 15, 2013, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #259541

Is anyone else a little confused as to why Lucy isn’t back yet??? I’m getting worried.

Mike September 15, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #259548

I’m worried too, I wanted to make out with her more.

Paulo September 15, 2013, 8:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #259550

@taeshi @suitcase Is Carter dead?! What?!

Christen September 15, 2013, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #259774

I love Davy

Genni! September 18, 2013, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #260012

Aaaaand I’m gonna come and put a LONG comment! YAY

Ok, so here’s the thing. Lucy left and now everyone’s whining about her not BEING in the comic. Weeeeeell, guess what? OTHER characters need love too! I mean, they’ve gotten love, but they need MORE love! I could care less about Lucy, I’m FLIPPIN’ EXCITED to see David! (I mean, who isn’t?!)

Furious Abbey But, NOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU WANT LUCY. Guess what? Taeshi owns this comic and she does whatever she wants to it! If you don’t like that ‘Lucy is gone! BOOHOOHOO!’ YOU JUST REREAD THE WHOLE COMIC AGAIN. LUCY IS THERE. HA.

TL;DR I’m tired of Lucy whiners. Shut up please.

Solaris September 22, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #261964

@I_Love_Lucy

See, I don’t have to throw my fireball of an opinion out into the middle of these comments to compete about how much I give to this site with my mere presence.

Instead, I just disable AdBlock so she can have her sponsors every time I come here. ;)

@Taeshi Always supportin’ you, girl.

P.S. [7]

Cassidy October 12, 2013, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #263354

You guys are the ones that are responding. If you know that I_Love_Lucy is going to act this way, why even bother? You are encouraging the Lucy argument, and thus, making it worse…

PeopleAreAnnoying October 27, 2013, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #265874

People are saying David has “stretchy skin”,that’s not the case though,how animals like cats or dogs carry there babies is by lightly holding onto the fur and that’s what it looks like if your holding it with a hand.just putting it out there if people didn’t know and if you did well…good

Speed of sound November 15, 2013, 4:24 PM EST.

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