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noone September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
The internet has all the answers Paulo, good job.
Day September 23, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.
Are you ready to rumble
TheGentleman September 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.
Such bad luck.
Keyblade Dragon September 23, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.
Poor Mike =(
Botan September 23, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Lol, Paulo and Mike look like they’re in very uncomfortable hug on panel 4.
Dudeler September 23, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.
Man paulo what a dick move. Just throwing people’s stuff around. But it is only mike. Nobody cares about mike.
Blue fox September 23, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.
So are we going to get a mission impossible style retrieval in the next page
Chrisd765 September 23, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.
Blue Fox, you’re a ****
TheGentleman September 23, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.
Stop fighting and kiss already….jeez
Kindle_kat September 23, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
Well, at least Mike got that. He deserve more pain than just dropping some stuff, though.
Nikary September 23, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
god damnit paulo
Laufente September 23, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
I smell a fight soon!
Blaze September 23, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.
Loosing something in an exhibit or out of boundaries is the worst feeling Ever. Paulo, what have you done.
Pirinja03 September 23, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.
Sorry for continuing this from the last page, but i have to address this to I_Love_Lucy.
When did i ever start name calling? The only thing i have said is that people harrassing a family in grief are dicks. I didn’t make any statement of the commentors here that could be remotely considered “name calling”. If you perceived it that way then you really are waaaay too sensitive.
Also, sorry, but if you misunderstood Taeshi’s statement then reread mine, because it’s parallel to what i had been saying. The author chooses to omit that which he or she believes to be non-essential to the story. Except here she didn’t necessarily omit it, just summarize it. Now you’re just picking at nits to find some fault.
buchanen_neket September 23, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
See Mike, that’s what you get for not sharing with bigger kids… now off to the internet!!!
Jerk Vs Douche, Douche wins this round, yey!
But really, whats with Mikes face? He just gotta go get it and everything is fine
EvilKitty3 September 23, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.
I am so sick of Paulo’s stupidity.
Canny September 23, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.
Let’s get someone to fetch that later
R.Gearswork September 23, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.
Mr-Hero-Bio September 23, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.
Y U so Stupid, Paulo?
Would of been nice to figure that out, BEFORE, Paulo.
Hawz September 23, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.
@ TheGentleman I say good sir that’s not very gentlemen like of you .
Blue fox September 23, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.
@buchanen_neket: Why couldn’t you just drop it already? I thought it was finally over and you just bring it up again? -_- Oh boy.
Mike, walking away would have been good, but now you have to risk getting caught. I hope you don’t actually get in trouble since you are just taking the headphones out of the artwork. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if you are unfortunate enough to get kicked out of the museum.
@EvilKitty3: Mike just has to get the headphones back from the middle of a piece of art that they are not supposed to be touching… no biggie right? Wrong, let’s not forget how unlucky Mike is. This just doesn’t seem like it is going to end well for him.
supertails19 September 23, 2013, 1:50 PM EST.
But what about the scissors?! I need to know!
Rubberbandball September 23, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.
Hopefully Paulo will be next in the hospital
Donny September 23, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.
This calls for a facefist.
Sly September 23, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.
All I can think of this is: “Paulo, you clumsy tough-acting ******* piece of s#/t.”
ResidentEddy September 23, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.
Friggin A, Paulo *headdesk*
Chocothunda September 23, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.
JUST F*** ALREADY
yolo September 23, 2013, 2:28 PM EST.
What is that exhibit even supposed to be of? It reminds me of potatoes.
Misanthrope September 23, 2013, 2:31 PM EST.
On panel 3 you can tell they just can’t stand the sexual tension anymore.
All the time they’ve been loving those other girls: Sandy, Lucy, Jess, Rach…it’s all just been a show to avoid who they really love and just couldn’t face rejection from.
I mean, just look at Mike hugging a very welcoming Paulo on panel 4. Guess things must’ve started getting too hot, because Paulo suddenly throws the headset into the sand castles.
Out of the two though, I think Paulo is the more aggressive in this closet relationship. I mean, he was really going after it, but Mike kept trying to put it off and pretend like he didn’t care.
Keep pushing Paulo, chase your man to the end and don’t you let those other girls get in your way!
Blank On Purpose September 23, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.
Mierda… not so good, not so very good.
SOGx-ray September 23, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.
Smooth Paulo, reminds me of the time you wiped chemicals on Mike’s scarf that got him sick for a week. Or how you had Mike beaten up by a gaggle of ladies for “cheating”.
I wonder if this chapter or another will look at the dynamic of Lucy absent, and it’s effects. -like- Paulo’s good friends with David and Daisy, but a jerk to Abby and Mike… actually, thinking about it.
It seems like everyone is friends with Daisy. … Daisy in now the center of the friend network. So… nevermind, there isn’t a void from Lucy’s absents that will cause a rippling shock into the friendships as they realize they don’t have a reason to be around another verses spending all their time with McCain.
Vanvoltra September 23, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.
I really really miss Lucy. Are we going to get a chapter with Lucy POV?
CyanScorpion September 23, 2013, 2:45 PM EST.
See, it’s stuff like this that lead to Mike’s current ‘angrier-than-earlier-in-the-comic’ attitude and whatnot. No respect at all, here. I swear, Paulo better get turned around to get that headset back now, since this is his fault. If he can honestly just try to bully something off of Mike, get it stuck somewhere within 5 seconds, and then just leave without any consequences at all, I just…that…I don’t even have the right words that would describe my anger in that situation.
Oceanus92 September 23, 2013, 2:52 PM EST.
I agree! He never got any respect for being the nice guy, who was always helping everyone out, so he got mad, as any normal person would. After holding in anger THAT long, anyone would explode, and act out of pure anger. Paulo is going to cause even more problems, he really should just stand back and stop being a gigantic dick, and start seeing things through other people’s eyes.
Dracain September 23, 2013, 2:58 PM EST.
Missing Lucy guys?
Must be knowing of her absence is what is doing ya in.
It has been 4 months (RL) since her disappearance, and Chapter 69: At Loose Ends took 5 months without a page of Lucy.
I’m gust excited look at these numbers. Taeshi has already produced 19 more pages than she did last year, and we will have another ~80 by the years end!
Vanvoltra September 23, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.
This is why I don’t ship LucyXPaulo
xD September 23, 2013, 3:03 PM EST.
Mike looks on with despair as his pair of 10 dollar headphones are forever lost in a mass of boring looking statues.
HLTH September 23, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.
Mike: CASE AND POINT
Huh? September 23, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.
he deserves it
Ink September 23, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.
Um look closer thats not just his head phones its his phone as well
leepop7 September 23, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.
Boys will be boys.
NoName September 23, 2013, 3:45 PM EST.
Genius Paulo is Genius. =_=
MeowBirdy September 23, 2013, 3:57 PM EST.
what a duche , and he just walks away afterwards.
nice work with your chacters as always , the dinamic feels real with these 2
DrackeStalenTorgen September 23, 2013, 4:03 PM EST.
Mike Rage…Mike Smash Paulo lol j/k
Luna September 23, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.
X Shippers gotta love panel 4.
I would love to see how would react to this.
Hawz September 23, 2013, 4:05 PM EST.
I can’t believe the amount of people saying Mike deserves getting his headphone caught in the exibit. Why, because he was happily walking by, minding his own buisness and doing his work like a responsible kid? If anything, Paulo deserves an F for being a lazy douchbag -.-
Me September 23, 2013, 4:11 PM EST.
I believe this is what Micheal was referring to
Teed September 23, 2013, 4:21 PM EST.
@CyanScorpian and @TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone): Here’s a quote from the previous update that should answer your questions or give you a hint.
“There’s nothing wrong with liking Lucy, there’s something wrong with crying “filler” or “bad writing” 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.” -Taeshi
Sorry for the bad news. At least we know that we will see her again. Just not for a long time… sure we already knew that, but now it has been confirmed and there is no denying it.
@Vanvoltra: It was David that wiped the chemicals on Mike’s scarf that sent Mike to the hospital… not Paulo. I don’t know how you jumped to that conclusion… maybe you just got a bit confused.
supertails19 September 23, 2013, 4:27 PM EST.
Okay, anyone else getting the idea that this chapter is just leading up to Mike getting angry at somebody, scoring another emotional critical hit, and then being called out? Like I get the feeling that this is the chapter where everyone figures out that Mike was the one that ultimately lead to Lucy leaving. Yeah… this won’t end well. I will laugh if David ends up calling Mike out. Mentioning David because he’s had his moments in the past and no one would expect it. NO ONE.
supertails19 September 23, 2013, 4:41 PM EST.
I swear i would have punched Paulo in the face or slammed him to the floor like Lucy did.
Lenzr September 23, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.
Hey taeshi,why did you remove ******
From the comic (for the people who don’t know,the clumsy girl dog with the puffy earring things who loved David and didn’t mind how he was from a few chapters back) I think she should be in these chapters since they are bringing in minor-ish characters to the spotlight,I searched on the BSCB wiki page and it said she will not be appearing,please bring her back,she was funny for David <3
New-bed September 23, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.
@New-bed: Kiz.una was removed because her creator wanted to add more background to her and she was just used as a background character only… eventually kiz.una’s creator asked Taeshi to remove her, but there was so much buffer that it couldn’t happen right away and kiz.una’s creator ended up bringing it to the attention of other fans and it turned into one annoying scene and it ended with her jokey removal from the comic. All that has been wiped out from the comic along with many fancharacters that weren’t useful to the plot. Tessa and Alec McCain are still around because they were very useful to the comic… Tess is pivotal and removing her/ replacing her with another character would be too much of a hassle. McCain barely shows up, but he is very well liked so keeping him around seems like a good idea.
I hope this helped you out, New-bed… and anyone else that is new. Kiz.una won’t be appearing again either because her creator is against it and Taeshi wants to focus on her own story with her characters and not have to worry about anyone’s requests… sorry.
supertails19 September 23, 2013, 5:35 PM EST.
Hey Mike. Now is the chance to drag Paulo outside and beat the ******* out a him. Or the womanizer, whichever. Cause now you have a reason to do so(albeit and very small reason but a reason non the less) also can you do it for me because I can’t crossover into alternate realities or alternate universes to do it myself. Would be awesome if I could
@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone) haven’t seen you on the comments in a while. Good to have you back.
RPGNerd September 23, 2013, 5:45 PM EST.
paulo please yOUR GOING TO GET HURT OR SOMETHING STOP.
Lemmy September 23, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.
lol strider is always right: explains something -> the author explains the same thing in the next post.
I think this is going to be a hard chapter for paulo. if taeshi starred that comment saying “it’s good that mike stands up more for himself”, then it’s probable that he won’t react nicely to paulo. “probably” they will shout and get expelled from the museum. out of the museum, mike gets even agrier and throws in paulo’s face all his shortcomings, in front of everyone. hence the critical hit.
but predictions never work here, after all…
boh... September 23, 2013, 6:05 PM EST.
Holy crap!!! Fanfiction.net still exists?! i haven’t been around there since, shoot, ‘05 back when i was writing gundam fiction (which got scrapped because it didn’t fall in any of the universes). What pen name are you under? i wouldn’t mind checking out some of your work.
buchanen_neket September 23, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.
I smell a fight in coming >=3
eagle September 23, 2013, 6:17 PM EST.
@supertails19 and iam looking forward for that collision
Cmon, it cant be that hard. Kids are great at distracting the worker for him to get the headphones back or he can kindly ask a adult to get them for him.
@Me what is there hard to understand? Mike is a selfish jerk who totally refuses to help out a old pal (who almoust banged “his” Lucy). For once Paulo was interested to do something for school and we could see he really tried his best to borrow from Mike to do that work since that statue thing had not much info and Mike is obviously a nerd with resources.
Many nerds actualy who got the reasorces are pretty selfish to borrow their school materials when I think about it. I had quite a few of those in school. So dream on getting anything out of them unless you put a little bit force.
EvilKitty3 September 23, 2013, 7:00 PM EST.
old pal? okay, dafuq are you on about? Paulo’s been nothing but a dick to Mike. Mike’s not being a resource hoarder, he’s being cautious because Paulo apparently has a habit of borrowing and not returning other people’s stuff or did you miss the last page. Paulo didn’t deny it and looked a bit guilty when Mike brought it up. If a person had that sort of habit i wouldn’t be lending them **** either.
buchanen_neket September 23, 2013, 7:11 PM EST.
Yet another reason to hate the guts out of Paulo and every single thing he says
Bankai September 23, 2013, 7:18 PM EST.
VolnuttN7 September 23, 2013, 7:26 PM EST.
You’re right. The time I don’t double check is obviously the time I get something wrong. Paulo like Lucy, wiped their snot on Mike’s Scarf. I was miss remembered Paulo and David being in the same lab group and using Mike’s scarf when it was just David using the scarf to clean up the chemical mess.
What I was thinking was something like this network diagram by Taeshi, but one with everyone connected. I was trying to justify if the network could be split up into smaller parts due to new drama and Lucy’s absence.
And I couldn’t really divide up the group. Most characters are attached to the hip with another and have one other friend. Even if they weren’t not particularly great friends with another in the group, the attached hip is. Outside of Daisy’s influence, I suppose we won’t be seeing much of Jasmine about. The best “worse case scenario” would be if, ‘David and Paulo do something really bad (not stupid, but bad) to make Abby and Mike dislike them greatly. Daisy would turn into a puffer fish and eventually side with Abby, and Tess graduating. But that still leaves Sue moderating the damage and Rachael and Jessica bridging Paulo back to Daisy (Assuming no single action won’t just force reject the person out of the network, otherwise this doesn’t have a point. A division of a group is different from a node being rejected.). And besides, David is neutral chaotic and won’t actually do anything bad. Even his kidnapping of a child was just a super awesome spy game in the name of love. ’
I feel like Mike will lose a good friend when Tess graduates at the end of this Spring Semester in BCB. [It may seem odd to people that I am ranking friendship, but I’m looking at Character’s that have had long conversations and opened up to another, other than just slice-of-life talking over the past 2.5 years (BCB time). It could just be my interpretation of the story, but there are characters the clearly see another outside of school and those who only see another in school.]
Vanvoltra September 23, 2013, 7:34 PM EST.
Yes Mike is a selfish jerk, but not for refusing sharing with Paulo
“I feel like Mike will lose a good friend when Tess graduates”-Vanvoltra
I don’t think you have to wait that long. <~~~(If you’re using your brain you will understand completely).
TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone September 23, 2013, 7:36 PM EST.
Well it is high school, they all might leave not being friends after college.
NoName September 23, 2013, 8:07 PM EST.
@buchanen-neket: Here is @TheRealSomeone’s fanfiction.net profile where you can check out his stories. http://www.fanfiction.net/u/4527941/ TheRealSomeone-akaSomeone and here’s mine as well http://www.fanfiction.net/~supertails19 uhh, if you can do me a big favor and avoid Jasmine’s Day Off for now, that would be great. I’ll work on it again in the future, but right now I’m working on a big side project. If everything goes well, then you should have plenty of fanfiction to keep you interested. Read the descriptions and find a side story that you’ll enjoy.
@EvilKitty3: I’m actually confused by this statement of yours: “Mike is a selfish jerk who totally refuses to help out a old pal”
Explain to me how Mike and Paulo are pals and why Mike should give anything to Paulo? Read buchanen_neket’s post right above and that’s one reason why Mike shouldn’t lend anything to Paulo. Reason number two is that they aren’t exactly friends… more like childhood rivals if anything.
supertails19 September 23, 2013, 8:08 PM EST.
Can anyone tell me what Paulo and Mike have in common. Do they have any reason for sticking with each other anymore?
… didn’t think so. If your best reason was that they are friends and that they should stick together, then there is an obvious problem you seem to be ignoring… they aren’t exactly nice to each other at all. They can’t even play video games without it being about something. Look at Buddy System if you are confused.
The best reason I had for Mike and Paulo being friends for so long was their common interest in a certain girl that is gone now. So how long do you think before this “friendship” that Mike and Paulo has starts falling apart?
@buchanen-neket: Mike has a high tolerance for B.S. if I had a friend that basically got half of my year to hate me and beat me up http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c20/p4.html , then I wouldn’t ever talk to him and forget about doing this like buying drinks for him… no matter what the reward was http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c54/p3.html , playing video games with him… ha http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c72/p1.html , and as for sharing the same room… http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c44/p1.html I’d stay up all night or just sleep in the bathroom instead.
supertails19 September 23, 2013, 8:09 PM EST.
haha, no worries, got my share of bad fiction. Here http://www.fictionpress.com/~gunsniper018
Just a warning, they are pretty blowful in my personal opinion. Not my best works, especially considering it was back in my younger days when i was single and addicted to anime. Not to mention i’ve yet to complete finish any of them, the conclusion always sounds better in my head but when i put it on paper it sounds like total arse. Some day when i have more time i’ll probably come back to them and finish them up and polish them up since i’ve got more writing experience. But if you need a good laugh feel free to check them out.
As for Mike and Paulo, that’s kind of the vibe i got, that they are “friend of a friend”. Only associated through Lucy.
buchanen_neket September 23, 2013, 8:21 PM EST.
Even though she was a silly fun character,your right,thanks @supertails19
New-bed September 23, 2013, 8:48 PM EST.
Can’t wait till the next page X-D
Speed of sound September 23, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.
they need to love
MimiChan September 23, 2013, 9:21 PM EST.
@supertails19 well if you and others wanna rather support taking serious little conflicts and dream of perfect friendships with no problems in it then please do keep in mind we already lost one character with 4 more because of it and the story remains following the group that can shrink even more and then that wont be as much interesting story like with all of them in it. You never know who migh leave next… So if they are not friends I guess they have to hate eachother and we get the hate loop repeat, yey
Scissors cant be that big deal and we don’t even know exagtly what happened which is why im not really a fan of offscreen stories being used as excuse…
You gotta admit that Mike is doing great job for the story with what he does >:3 That boy is messed up with his emotions I tell ya
EvilKitty3 September 23, 2013, 9:25 PM EST.
OH BOY. Now I REALLY can’t wait till tomorrow!
Subaru September 23, 2013, 9:39 PM EST.
Yeah, looks like Sue isn’t going to get the panel-time we thought she would. Sucks.
Twoplusfiveequalsseven September 23, 2013, 9:53 PM EST.
Where is Lucy?! I miss her… I mean, she IS one of the main cast! You can’t just make her take a bus or something!
And there goes the headphones…. and the phone. (Is the phone right? )
How is he going to communicate with Sandy now?…
HEYA September 23, 2013, 9:54 PM EST.
Paulo you’re such a ****
That damn cat September 23, 2013, 10:01 PM EST.
I should clarify, i’m assuming you want me to stay away from Jazmine’s day off because you feel something is wrong with it. Not saying that your fiction is bad, sorry just realized how my reply sounded.
buchanen_neket September 23, 2013, 10:11 PM EST.
Please don’t use the page comments to chat. Last warning or I’ll have to ban some people from posting.
SuitCase September 23, 2013, 10:22 PM EST.
Daily reminder we do have an IRC if you guys wanna come in and have a chat about anything!!
Taeshi September 23, 2013, 11:02 PM EST.
That address doesn’t work for everyone, i had to find a work around on google. Ended up finding a completely different address there.
Here’s the one i found if others are having issues:
buchanen_neket September 23, 2013, 11:14 PM EST.
So much Paulo hatin on this page.
U mad bro?
Turanis September 23, 2013, 11:19 PM EST.
Buchanen: It is an IRC network, not a website. IRC is Internet Relay Chat, which is its own thing.
Titanium Dragon September 24, 2013, 1:54 AM EST.
LOL last page suitcase told me what to do, should i be star struck or scarred?
JustSomeCritic September 24, 2013, 1:56 AM EST.
Well, we can both admit they were still talking about what they theorize might happen with the plot with Mike and Paulo.
Not so sure how their convo on today’s comments were different from the usual antics those names are up to. Do you have any recommendations on BCB of what type of comments you want here?
NoName September 24, 2013, 3:39 AM EST.
So much for slippery hands, Paulo.
kernymi September 24, 2013, 3:58 AM EST.
Oh, bad luck, boy.
(It is really ironic that this sentence is right now has double meaning, because it is not only fot Mike. I am not sure that if Suitcase knows that I am Henry or not.)
Well, hope that the guy won’t get into trouble.
HongKat September 24, 2013, 5:39 AM EST.
Look at those platonic lovers, how cute they fight and argue, but deep inside they wish they can be as close as they can be in those panels 3 and 4 with lovely feelings of being comfortable with each other presence, but if only they have the courage to.
I dont even want to know September 24, 2013, 7:33 AM EST.
Someone edit panel 4 enough and it will become a Michael x Paulo.
MECHEN DER KRIEGTÖRTILLEM September 24, 2013, 8:24 AM EST.
“Be civil, and stay on topic!”
The topic is the current page and chapter. Civility is subjective, but just think about everyone around you when you post.
SuitCase September 24, 2013, 9:00 AM EST.
This arc is really driving the “Paulo is immature” point home. I wasn’t sure I agreed with Jasmine when she told him so a few chapters ago, but seeing this, I gotta say… yeah.
Martina September 24, 2013, 10:07 AM EST.
I would totally punch him for that last comment, not even for the headphones itself. Growing up and being mature it’s not only about doing things right, but being able to recognize when you did wrong and assume it’s consecuences. Sooo my guess is that Paulo it’s not gonna get away with it, and he’s gonna drag Mike into doing some **** he normally wouldn’t do.
Bantus Deslio September 24, 2013, 10:47 AM EST.
Got any idea to easily solve the problems caused by timezones or busy schedules, and in extension people not being online when a discussion is going on and therefor obviously missing out?
Because that’s a really big dealbreaker against IRC as a whole. [EDITOR’S COMMENT: NO]
Operati September 24, 2013, 11:47 AM EST.
Crap Mike is so adorable in panels 1 and 2
Crapcrapcrap September 25, 2013, 4:11 AM EST.
You’re such an apple paulo.
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