Simple Pleasures — Page 6
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Comment ID #2

Yay! I love this! And you’ve added commenting!? Wow!! So different! So awesome!!

Gabriel Kaxbe November 2, 2009, 5:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #4

hmmm this chapter seems different from the rest of the seems like it’s just like an intros and focusses on showing tehc hara instead of as well keeping with the storie.

the it is neet and the art is exelent.And I love what you did on the final page and went back to drawing it likwe it was in late 06

mat November 2, 2009, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #6

This chapter looks fantastic now, it feels so much more exciting to read.

vertMB November 2, 2009, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #13

This chapter is amazing. I like it a lot and the way you were able to introduce all the main characters in such a limited amount of pages was great. Especially since the personalities were amazingly defined. I liked the fact that you made the art move back into the shadeless and box like style of the beginning. I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon this comic, but I’ve loved it for years.

Keep it up!

SereneHeaven November 3, 2009, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #16


I now must adore you and your comics once again what have you done the cycle is unstoppable!

OngoingWalnut November 3, 2009, 8:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #80

I honestly did not feel that much life into the older comics. Then again, its the beginning of a great bittersweet bowl ‘o life and any new comic tends too be bland in the beginning. But with age comes experience like all of us going through life.

With that in mind if you remember waaaay back in Elementary, Grammar, whatever you called it, School you can somewhat remember how bland our day too day life was.

I feel it wasn’t until middle school that our life became interesting.

Just my two cents.

“They’ll summon park bears!” David never ceases too amuse me. x)

No Soul November 16, 2009, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #1376

wait… why does it get sorta crrappy at the end of the pg

jefe March 15, 2010, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #2531

this ending could be nice at another time too... if that happens... you know the *cough* end of the comic. *cough* It would be good though.

Phillip April 4, 2010, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #7960




You know… Going back and reading this after having read the rest of the series… It almost feels like this happens AFTER everything… Sort of like what Phillip was saying…

There’s definitely elements that point to that not being true, like Paulo still being the way he is, and Mike still being that protective… But it always confused me as to why she got on the skateboard when I first read it, as she clearly dislikes Paulo from here on out… But it sort of makes sense if it occurs sometime after “Back And Forth”…

I don’t know… Maybe I’m just babbling ^^;

Maverik April 24, 2010, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #11642


bored May 1, 2010, 3:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #25469

i know this seems like an epilouge instead of a prolouge

Idiot May 22, 2010, 5:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #32547

If you took out the character development from the current comic, this could be like…the end.

Hannibal (2nd time) May 31, 2010, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #43043

they’ll summon park bears D8 XD david

shywolfshy June 12, 2010, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #48187

Park bears? Honestly…..

The guy nobody knows June 23, 2010, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #50579

Okay,I’ve re-re-re-read the comic,and now I have to ask…Has ANYONE,in the 4 years of you and Oliver making this comic,EVER offered to give it color?If not then I’d like to be the first :)

Phlea June 28, 2010, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #59110

David, you never cease to make me laugh. Not at all XD

This is a great chapter to start off BCB

I love the way panels 12-17 are done. Going way back to ‘06. :)

Mittie Jane July 13, 2010, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #68012

the park bears 0.0

jj July 31, 2010, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #68410

lol park bears

what will ranger do

summon: park bear

lol final fantasy

j the fourth August 2, 2010, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #69374

Park Bears huh, I’ll punch the next bear I se….
David: Really?

Name:. who wants to know? August 4, 2010, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #86366

Hahaa. I just yesterday finished reading the archives from start to end, after getting pointed here from MSPA. This comic is FANTASTIC. :PnFirm new fan, hope the updates never stop! Although I hafta say the first time I read this chapter, because I had no idea who the characters were, I thought for a long time that Maishul really WAS a park ranger… Ehehe. ^-^;

Snerky September 4, 2010, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #87331

Mavie: I think that is very odd for you to say because Lucy was totally into Paulo a bit in the old old Unfulfilled Day comic. Like when he appears she’s all smitten by him, so I tried to keep that element of his. As well as the element of Daisy being all lovey-dovey towards Mike, and Lucy being all annoyed over it. Unfulfilled Day also pictured Lucy as more of a relaxed, kind of happy girl.. admittedly I can see what you mean in her. Unfulfilled Day Lucy was pretty happy and oblivious admittedly.

Taeshi September 7, 2010, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #92883

I really enjoyed this first chapter, not big on swearing however it can be over looked, anyway you have a definite talent for comic making.

I liked how David says “Paulo we don’t want to anger park rangers, they’ll summon park bears.”

I especially liked when he screamed “THEY KNOW OUR FACES!” as he ran away.

I look forward to reading the rest of the comic, now I just need to save the website.

Comic Appreciator September 18, 2010, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #100119

Ok, I can’t read your web comic. EVERY PAGE HAS AN ACNE AD. I hate animated, noise-making ads.

Random October 4, 2010, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #101637

I see the difference between “Middle School Lucy” and “High School Lucy” now. The younger version of her had a couple of whiskers on each side, prolly(ow, chatspeak) because of the fact, well, she’s a cat. And the older version of her had hair triangles at the bottom, as if she grew her fur-hair out…


Evan October 7, 2010, 7:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #104677

oh noes old art style

smart-n-retarded October 13, 2010, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #118967

I like she like finds mike at the end and stuff and thens all like, nah i found it, it’s sm’kay. but then she gets rid of all the girly stuf for three years before she



tells mike all her farlings.

David makes me lol

lolwut November 5, 2010, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #136917

Park Ranger?
Mike’s a Park Ranger?
Look at my McCaining…

GoodBurger December 16, 2010, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #139659

and then this is the begining of emotional spirals and confusion that can only be described as teenage drama.

Mira December 30, 2010, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #146427

@Idiot: It’s funny because, the way the old comic is embedded at the very end, it makes it like a perfect book ends ending.

The Other Mike (Mikaro) February 9, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #148907

I really miss this Mike. Now he such an A-hole. I want him back! ;_;

Katieoawsome February 21, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #152483

awww cute :D

no time for dat March 19, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #157298

When I first read this I thought Mike was a park ranger XD

Cholleca April 18, 2011, 4:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #157355

Nu! Not the Park Bears!

Wait, what are Park Bears? 8-D

Nishakun April 18, 2011, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #183731

beware of the……… PARK BEARZ 8-D

bob October 1, 2011, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #187913

After seeing this once more after going through the whole thing, I ask myself what ever happened to their old relationship.

Harris012 November 1, 2011, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #192666

Ah, when life did not suck. I miss this portion of childhood XD

Zyr November 23, 2011, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #198835


Yeah Mike, its obvious you hate her sooooo much B|

tHe PuRpLe ShAdOw December 10, 2011, 7:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #203100

she like ( :love: ) mike every one can see this hope you enjoy

unkow December 27, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #203758

if only this relationship could have stayed. T_T
well. who knows, there are more chapters to come so maybe this will too…. yes? hopefully?maybe?…. please?

Sora December 30, 2011, 6:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #216335

Just rereading the entire bcb for the 64th time and saw commenting!!!!! I also love the water color on the newer chapters. So keep it up Taishi and if you dont then **** You!!!!!!!!!! Im just kidding your awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$!!!!!!!! !!!!!!$$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael May 12, 2012, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #218624

I miss how Mike was like this.

Leo June 9, 2012, 10:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #223941

I thought only Siberian Park Rangers can summon Park Bears.

Flyboy July 27, 2012, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #224092

Lucy Lucy Lucy
little you know your smiling at the gates of hell

yep July 30, 2012, 8:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #225976

Lol this comics first swear

Lloyd August 22, 2012, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #226651

One of my favorite panels PERIOD! btw 2nd time reading the comic =)

Someone August 30, 2012, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #229387

Hmm,this seems like a good story

crash September 28, 2012, 6:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #234543

Sigh, i think this comic is amazing yet terrible;great art and nicely executed story plot, but I hate where the story went to where

*SPOILER ALERT (you’re welcome)*

mike is total jerk pushing his best friend away because of his stupidity, that depressed me a bit :(, but it all was executed perfectly

ravor December 22, 2012, 7:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235160

why would you want people to skip to the chapter summary? they’re still missin out on a lot of the story even if they do read a summary.

Rachel Peculiar January 2, 2013, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #252677

I like it, can you realisticly say that them in junior high will be the same as in highschool? no, no you can’t

curtis July 6, 2013, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #253479

I’d Go into detail on my opinions on this ( all of which are good, by the way)

That guy over there July 12, 2013, 11:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #254318

12th panel makes it look like they’re on a date…if mike didn’t have the book, I mean

Vonith Sol July 21, 2013, 11:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #283096

Aww, nostalgia bomb… from about three months ago. :)
This actually isn’t a bad chapter. Lucy says later that she was still getting over a crush on Paulo at this point, and that’s why she got on.
I may be one of the few people that really liked this Vol. 1 art style…

modulusshift June 24, 2014, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #284871

David you somtime’s make me wounder if your on drug’s or just that wierd 8-D

TemplarArchon_Azreal August 6, 2014, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #286881

Man it’s so weird coming back here after all these years I really loved the art style but seeing how the story and the comic has evolved is just amazing. #^_^# ;)

………… Too bad lucy is gone now ._. ._.

Ferking September 19, 2014, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #288867

I can’t stop smiling and yet I can’t stop dying on the inside, either.

Jair October 27, 2014, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #299365

@Snerky I came from MSPA too!

Trustworthy_Liar May 26, 2015, 11:07 AM EST.

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