2. Gaming Rivalry, chapter posted 5/5/06

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Gaming Rivalry — Page 1
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Author commentary

Veronica: It’s the first of BCB’s many art styles — and the most simplistic.

I started the comic late one night while cramming for a psychology class. Making comics of all these old characters of mine just to keep myself awake. After I posted a few chapters online, people started following the comic and I realised I should put more effort into the art.

So, as much as I’d like to update all these older parts of the story, I gotta ask you to bear with the original art for a while.

And yes, you’re going to see a lot more of Lucy being a big jerk as time goes on.

We want to email you some comics!

Join the thousands of BCB fans who look forward to an email of cat drama every Monday morning, and we’ll send you a dozen “Ships Ahoy” comic strips, and one every week after that!

We’ll send a link to the comics you missed, straight away.

Reader comments

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Comment ID #383

what is coetus?

NYOB January 1, 2010, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #416

wouldn’t you like to know ;)

i guess you do umm it means intercourse

Taeshi January 6, 2010, 12:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #4392

My question is how does that kid know that word?

Laharl April 14, 2010, 9:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #11644

cuz he is a adult bird as far as i kno

bored May 1, 2010, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #18039

sometimes i think u should revert back to this style of drawing, it may not look profensional but it looks immensly cute (especially lucy at sqr 3)

Aeonera May 8, 2010, 8:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #32551

Coetus? Shouldn’t that be Coitus?

Hannibal (2nd time) May 31, 2010, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #32584

I think the funniest bit of this is the “I am” comment by Blur. Oh Blur, you are such a perv~

Titanium Dragon May 31, 2010, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #59729

Second panel makes me laugh, hahaha :)

“Oh, just perform coetus already, geez.” Made me laugh :D And also like the way Mike reacted. XD

Mittie Jane July 14, 2010, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #65753

lol, you mispelled it though :)

TheShadowMonster July 28, 2010, 3:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #68414

Coetus weirdo they should whatever it ohhhhhh he is right they should

j the fourth August 2, 2010, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #69766

I`d like to play the game in the second panel :P

Suyi August 5, 2010, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #82331

Seriously though, what the heck IS coetus????

True Liar August 26, 2010, 11:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #82332


True Liar August 26, 2010, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #85984

Oh faust, you do have some of the funniest moves.

MacrosV September 3, 2010, 4:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #89336

what were they even playing?

lol mike gonna get pwned

Chazfullmetal September 10, 2010, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #110917

work on the art

scottland boy October 25, 2010, 4:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #124925

Yashy, you should really shut up now.

josue hernandez November 14, 2010, 2:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #136918

@True Liar
Your name’s a paradox. You’re either-
*dragged into vacation*

Ooh, foreshadowing for the new readers!

GoodBurger December 16, 2010, 2:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #142415

The way you move ain’t fair you know.

Sorry, I just HAD to do that.

... January 17, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #143611


GordonFreeman January 24, 2011, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #147617


Lycan-IzMunch February 15, 2011, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #148674

I really like this comic so far ^^

sugerice February 20, 2011, 8:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #149672

Lol, literally a cat fight xD

Joakim February 27, 2011, 3:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #150186

You know that it’s spelled ‘coitus’ right?

Dev March 4, 2011, 2:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #152484

hmm i feel some heat going on here :smirk:

no time for dat March 19, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #158365

lolwut this is an eternity from teh newest ones :3

French April 24, 2011, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #171072

@French and the first

darkwolf328 July 7, 2011, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #182080

I love this old comic and also the emoticons :smirk: :unsure: :( :O XD :) :P ;_; ._. 8-D 8-) 8-) #^_^# Furious Abbey :love: Mad Lucy Its just areat comic and i love the drawing style ya know? also literal catfight hehe

Da Birdgirl September 14, 2011, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #182913

I’m a new reader, and I’m very overwhelmed and confused by the little animal-things that pipe in all the time. Like, what are they? Are they her pets or something?

Captain Beefheart September 23, 2011, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #183550

I’m looking at that move Lucy did on the screen on the 2nd panel, what the heck kind of move is that?! It’s a bomb or something. AWSOME!

J Boy September 29, 2011, 9:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #185442


C. October 13, 2011, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #188900

helpful tip: do not i repeat DO NOT read through every chapterin one day!(cuased me some really wierd bcb dreams)

ftu November 7, 2011, 7:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #199357

Reading the first capter and then this one made me cry

Elizabeth December 12, 2011, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #207880

I thought to read it first chapter to latest chapter so it’s like a real comic :D

NotTheNoob February 4, 2012, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #210079

To be honest, I kinda liked the comic more back when it was like this. Don’t get me wrong, I still love BCB with a BURNING, FIERY PASSION THAT FILLS EVERY ATOM OF MY BEING, but I just… I kinda miss when things were more lighthearted. That’s what seperated it from most other high school life/romance webcomics in my opinion; even in the darkest times of despair, there was always something to cheer you up. The pets in particular, who I always thought brought so much life to the comic, played a big part in this. I’m not saying BCB’s dead or anything. It’s still a wonderful comic. And the art is a billion times better now. But, well, I just kinda wish things weren’t so depressing all the time now. I’m okay with the angsty stuff, but I really miss the times where that angst was contrasted with more little lighthearted bits.

Turbocharge February 22, 2012, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #211314

Wow, her kids don’t like her very much, do they?

That person March 7, 2012, 11:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #214554

love this comic already

J Dawg April 16, 2012, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #215356

Yeah, for some reason this missed the proofreading process a bunch of times! I finally got Vero to change it to “coitus”. How embarrassing.

SuitCase April 29, 2012, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #223942

In the first pannel when Lucy said, “Get a load of this.” who else was thinking Sonic Adventure besides me?

Flyboy July 27, 2012, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #225977

Do they only AYU BEEM yashy?

Lloyd August 22, 2012, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #234974

I like rereading and seeing the old art and how it changes throughout the comic

FairyTalegurl December 30, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #236989

mike, dont be sutch a sore lozer. she beat you fai and square.

Foolishprototype001 January 20, 2013, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #237000

Honestly, I still think the comics from here to volume 2 are really great; skipping them would be a shame. The drawings are still mostly recognizable ;)

Sambo January 21, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #240595

I love current BCB but I enjoy a lot of the older comics too. The art is still full of charm even if it’s not as polished, and the stories are fun. I hope they at least continue to stay up, it’d be a shame if they were ever taken off.

Ket March 9, 2013, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #273633

This does bring back memories…….
But I love the new darker plot.

Dekolantzen January 23, 2014, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #282341

It is a little hard to tell your characters apart in these old ones, but they’re still funny

Nokota June 12, 2014, 11:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #299164

Suppa Smash Bras

Trustworthy_Liar May 19, 2015, 11:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #299366

Panel 3 xD

Trustworthy_Liar May 26, 2015, 11:08 AM EST.

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