Story Summary: Starting Over, page posted 9/17/12

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Comment ID #228723

Rachel and Jessica hate Tess? Gasp! Did not see that one coming. Either way, for the love of god! Can’t they get over it already? I mean, if Vietnam can forgive the United States for what they did there, can’t they just forget about it. Also, Tessa, the only thing that makes Rachel unhappy, so it would seem. There’s so much hate here, Al Qaeda is expecting a rivalry!
Also, did Daisy not see that coming? I mean, you can kind of tell that she was worried by the small amount of sweat but I wouldn’t have even bothered asking. Secondly, weren’t Jessica and Rachel considering sitting there beforehand? Surely they noticed Tessa. Did they just reject because they were asked as not to seem desperate, as opposed to sitting there by themselves and seeming forgiving?
@Coyote, from last page,
Thanks for the tutorial, secondly, you have gained my infinite respect for finding a use for that.
In conclusion, this comment is long.

Nikita September 17, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #228724

Saw that one coming, I like the color scheme so far.

Marik September 17, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #228725

Well, that was rather spiteful.

Insightor September 17, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #228726

Daisy it’s soo fluffy

LuckyCat September 17, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #228727

Ouch. So much Tess hate. Given their reasons though, cant say I blame them

(And D’awww, Rachel looks so cute in the 4th panel! :P )

Frodomann1 September 17, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #228728

I just love Jess and Rachel’s faces in panel 2

SilviaTW September 17, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #228729

We get to see Tess again yay 8-). Wait did i just see Abbey in the second panel?

supertails19 September 17, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #228730

Oh yeah that’s Tess right there..

Tom-the-Foxey September 17, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #228731

Is it me or does Daisy look kinda chubby in this one?

HomelessBrozo September 17, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #228733

Hahaha no 8-D

Midstrike September 17, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #228734

Katzenhund September 17, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #228735

No, she does not look chubby, she looks adorable. Daisy always looks adorable.

Also, you hurt her feelings.
See? She’s crying. Jerkface. Mad Lucy

The Real Lee September 17, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #228736

Tessa haters much? lol

Why you askin? September 17, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #228738

haha tht was funny XD
Aww so much hate for Tess.

Shannon September 17, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #228739

Daisy is fluffy and adorable. Jess is really kinda tall. I know Rachel and Daisy are on the short side for the group, but still, Jess just kind of looms here. And I think Rachel tries to make herself look taller, normally. She looks considerably shorter in panels 3 and 8 (about 1/4 head, give or take, and knowing her it’s both). :P

@Nikita: You’re quite welcome. I aim to please. :)

Coyote September 17, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #228740

So…this is before the slumber party?

Slenderman September 17, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #228741

Pardon me, but who’s the person in panel 7? Early comments seem to suggest it’s Tess? If so, then the reaction Rach and Jess give seems resonable (especially if this is before the “Pillow Talk” segment).
Also, in the previous page, I didn’t see Tess sitting with the gang, but on panel 7, is the smiling person Abbey? Has the hairstyle, but the smile and eyes are reminiscent of David.
I like how Rach and Jess come off as very friendly towards Daisy, but turn cold in an instant when they see the person in panel 7 (Tess?).
Can’t wait to see where this goes! (Hopefully, Lucy punches someone in the process or shoots them down with sarcasam. Love and hate her for that!) XD

Dude disguised as a dude September 17, 2012, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #228742

Jess and Rachel are the best. I hope we see more of them in the story and not just in some flash backs.

Fluffy September 17, 2012, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #228743

Sense; makes none

paulosawesome September 17, 2012, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #228745

Still fat hahahhah daisy

jun yang September 17, 2012, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #228747

Poor Daisy… Her diet based of constant friendship is unbalanced~

Golen September 17, 2012, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #228749

Just gotta hate all day, amirite?

OnlyChillGuy September 17, 2012, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #228750

Auuugh. WHY is she so fat? All the rest of them are lean, what’s wrong with Daisy? She lives an identical lifestyle! It’s terrible.

Zakoren September 17, 2012, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #228751

Oh my god SHUT THE HELL UP Zakoren and the rest of you. She is not fat! God I just want to ban your *** from this site but alas all I can do is yell at you.

Follarch September 17, 2012, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #228752

Goddamitt, she’s not fat! She’s part ragamuffin, SHE’S FLUFFY-FURRED.

Kogome62 September 17, 2012, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #228753

Jessica and Rachel are still far from forgiving Tessa, but I guess they’ll work around that in this chapter and at least get to know a little of the rest of the gang.
It’s not random that Daisy was able to become a friend of thiers although she hangs with Tess: Daisy is really such a good person (cat?) that you can’t keep any hard feelings toward her.

Cavara September 17, 2012, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #228754

If this is supposed to be the past, why is here recent weight gain still there?

MationMac September 17, 2012, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #228755

I really like how Daisy looks with more weight, personally. I mean, it is a high school drama. Not everyone at schools is going to be overly thin.

The weight gain, I do believe, was not a recent thing for Daisy, but rather Taeshi is delving further into her character as she had always intended Daisy to be this way.

My only issue is that her chest looks a little odd. It works fine with the watercolours, as seen two pages back, but panel 3 and 5 just look a bit weird to me. Though it could be because I’m used to all the female characters having a visibly large chest and skinnier body.

I’m sure I’ll get used to it. xD Either way, great work ^^

Kimz September 17, 2012, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #228756

It just occured to me that we never saw how Rachel and Jess were introduced to the rest of Daisy’s friends, considering that they know some of them by recent chapters (they’re names at least)

DeathofInk September 17, 2012, 4:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #228757

its like Daisy keeps expanding

rocknrollDaVE September 17, 2012, 4:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #228758

Why does it feel like wednesday is going to be another picture of daisy crying about how everyone calls her fat? :(

Ragin_Raptor September 17, 2012, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #228759

Ahhh, reminds me of the old style. While the watercolours were fantastic, the black and white is so nostalgic.

The Guy in the Background September 17, 2012, 6:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #228760

Well that didn’t last long at all 8-D

Meh September 17, 2012, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #228761

Oh my goodness! What is wrong with you people calling daisy fat!!? This is a COMIC about CATS and DRAMA. And in high school everybody has different sizes. I’m so sorry that you think that every cat the creator draws has to be lean or skinny. Daisy isn’t like that! She wants to be, but she’s not. To me and some others, Dasiy is a respectable size. Really quite adorable

What? September 17, 2012, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #228762

I’m quite happy that Taeshi has decided to keep Daisy’s weight constant. Chubby Daisy is great as long as it is always the same.

zeta September 17, 2012, 7:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #228763

I… Love… This… Comic…

Mr.Man September 17, 2012, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #228764

That… was a burn.
@Coyote: now you’re just showing off. Stupid codeomancers, showin off all the time…
Curtisimo -

Curtisimo September 17, 2012, 7:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #228765


……. from panel one to panel two………… is Daisy………. looking past herself?

Huh? September 17, 2012, 9:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #228767

No, she sees them and then the camera switches to third-person view of her standing up.

Neospector September 17, 2012, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #228768

I am actually glad Taeshi has Daisy a little on the chubby side. I am kind of sick of women more often than not being unreasonably skinny in almost all forms of entertainment these days. Like those citcom shows where the husband is large, but the woman is super skinny. Do we ever see the reverse? no.

Iris September 17, 2012, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #228769

Daisy looks adorable :3

Stevum September 17, 2012, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #228770

Well, I started recently to read BCB after I heard some good things about it.
And it was the right thing, but there were always some plotholes. Maybe some of them get fixed.
Though I’m a bit annoyed that this means the story won’t move on for awhile.

Keep up the good work!

OldMan September 17, 2012, 10:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #228771

No fat Daisy
Ruins comic consistency.

kelo September 17, 2012, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #228772

Someone’s going to be commenting on Daisy’s weight every page she shows up not because they really care so much, but because now it’s a guaranteed reaction. We’ve got trolls now.

Also, this comic is terrible at consistency - or rather prefers to change with the artist - depending on whether you want to look at it positively or negatively. Might as well get over that now and realize nothing will ever be the same in this comic. I’m still getting over the “original comics were never slapstick” consistency change thing myself though…

Hamonga September 17, 2012, 11:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #228773

I’m having second thoughts on the latest character design but I’m in a “I partially like it, but I partially don’t like it.” It think the art style is throwing me off a little, thats just my opinion. With time, I’ll be fully content.

Starkeyblade September 17, 2012, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #228774

Oh yeah, amazing what a weekend makes you forget! I’m guessing this is before chapter 59 with pillow talk, cuz it’s obvious that there is still animalosity (get it!!?!!) :D

foreveryoung5 September 17, 2012, 11:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #228775

aw yissss
character perspectives

Is it strange that I am incredibly excited to see these characters and their thoughts more? I was afraid that after pillow talk and moving on that we wouldn’t see much more of Rachel or Tess (because Jessica is in the play) but I am stupid happy that they have their own chapter. fukkin saged.

synthyK September 17, 2012, 11:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #228776

This may come as a shock, but if you want to make your OWN characters your way, kindly **** off of this artists webcomic site and go forth and do it yourself. I’m pretty sure she’s not here to please you.

Eeyup September 17, 2012, 12:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #228777

@Curtisimo Wasn’t meaning to show off. It’s just copy/paste. Taeshi is kind enough to have the only difference between the urls be the actual chapter number, so it’s just a matter of changing two digits at most. No skill on my end. :x

Coyote September 17, 2012, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #228778

I kinda like Dasiy with her “larger” size. If you looked her breed up you’d see that shes not fat, just a fluffy breed of cat. :03

SpazzyMouse September 17, 2012, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #228779

I actually don’t blame Jessica and Rachel for not wanting to sit with Tess or for not forgiving her. In their situation, I wouldn’t forgive her either.
What I do blame them for is directly harassing Tess. Hating her and ignoring her is one thing, seeking her out to insult her and beat up on her is another, inexcusable thing.

My long way of saying I think it’s fine that they said ‘no’ here with such hateful gazes. The rest of how they act, not so okay.

Zala September 17, 2012, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #228780

Lolz, is that the back of Tess’s head XD!

Firefly September 17, 2012, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #228781

This…is gonna get a wee bit…uh…nasty D:

Also, @Katzenhund

I lawl’d. And…for some odd reason, I can see Paulo and David looking for one XD

Chocothunda September 17, 2012, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #228782

Jarring how blatantly they suddenly can’t be near someone they spent a whole chapter with. Rachel even claimed to be warming up to her. And now she can’t even be sitting near her when she says she needs a seat? Adorable immaturity by a pair of cute girls who hate a plainly regretful cute girl whose past misdeeds hurt her on a deep level. How common it is when forgiveness and respect would be easy, but never seem to be. The ball will roll for us to see~

Hoheh_Iyah_Hohee September 17, 2012, 7:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #228783

For anyone criticizing Daisy’s weight, Taeshi said herself that Daisy, being a ragamuffin, will naturally have tendency to be a little large rather than shapely. I believe this is the relevant link: formspring_answers_daisy_is_a_late_bloomer.png

Burgundy September 17, 2012, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #228784

I think Taeshi’s going to keep drawing Daisy in this “fat” style just because there are so many complainers. And maybe because there’s a need for a fat character among the main cast. (This would certainly explain why Daisy has low self-esteem problems, lolol.) Anyway, I will reiterate: It’s not really a matter of why she’s fat… It’s more of why Taeshi suddenly changed her art style to make Daisy look like she’s fat :/

Blah September 17, 2012, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #228785

To everyone who is reading too much into how daisy looks:


If you’ve ever seen a cat you’d know that they don’t all have perfect forms. And sure, they’re supposed to look human. But stop freakin trying to read in to it. Oh so now Daisy has to look perfect for her to be a good character?! Geez.

Premium Giraffeberries :D September 17, 2012, 8:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #228787

This comic is wonderful! And it makes me cry.

Mp September 17, 2012, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #228789

Rachel’s face in panel 2 is both adorable and hilarious.

Turbocharge September 17, 2012, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #228792


I think Tae’s keeping her “fat” because that’s how she wants the character. She’s said so many times that that was how she intended the character. As an artist, I understand that. You have a specific image of a character, but it doesn’t come through in the art until later. Don’t be so butthurt about it guys. It’s not your character. And I really appreciate that she doesn’t have a perfect body image and a more typical one instead.

Rii September 17, 2012, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #228794

Taeshi’s art is inconsistent because she never puts effort into actually learning how to draw.

Realistic September 18, 2012, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #228795

I don’t really care about Daisy’s new *ahem* “figure,” but I am curious as to WHY the sudden change in the way she is drawn. I hope it is part of the story.

anghstyHoodie September 18, 2012, 5:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #228796

Daisy’s a cheerleader, so it can’t be chub. She’s got quite a fluffy tail, just means that Abbey has more to cuddle ‘cause she’s a big fuzzy house cat n w n
Besides the cheerleader part, I think I’m quite like Daisy! I mean…I’m not so skinny you can see my ribs, but who wants to be? I have an amazing boyfriend who makes me feel special, good grades, and fair curls like hers naturally. Nevermind the fact that I love being an Optimist Prime and making people smile! Daisy’s my favourite character, love your work Taeshi c:
Also, you coming back to Australia for Supanova again this year? <3

Lexiipuff September 18, 2012, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #228797

Slightly chubby Daisy is CUTE. All other arguments are unnecessary

Huh? September 18, 2012, 9:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #228799

“Taeshi’s art is inconsistent because she never puts effort into actually learning how to draw.”

This is….well, yeah. She continually makes the same mistakes over and over in such a way that says to me that it’s not her main goal. I think the art progression we see is more of a byproduct of drawing a lot, as opposed to actual effort to learn. At least we’re probably getting past the “4 tubes stuck on a torso with no ankles, wrists, elbows, or other joints to speak of” stage, but there’s still a huge issue with heads changing shape dramatically from panel to panel….

Mon September 18, 2012, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #228800

Not to be a rude critic but occasionally I am unsure of where your comic’s direction read is. In this it’s:
v —>

it’s a little confusing to the reader because normally when we read BCB it’s:



v —>

but personally this page is a little odd for me because if it was the direction we were used to, Daisy looks as if she noticed Rachel and Jess and has a crush on them and then she’s randomly over there talking to them rather than your intended purpose of them being far out and unsure and then Daisy noticing them and attempting to invite them over.

Otherwise, I love how this chapter is headed so far ^^

Mightyena September 18, 2012, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #228802

I think daisy looks great.

Blindman192 September 18, 2012, 9:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #228803

@Realistic: I know your just saying that to be hurtful, not cool Mad Lucy, but lets see you try and draw this well will under pressure and working on a huge and successful project 8-).

supertails19 September 18, 2012, 11:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #228854

What is up with all the comments about Daisy’s weight?!!

Seriously! its getting old fast! Mad Lucy

DeathofInk September 19, 2012, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #275407


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