59. Another Path, page posted 9/20/10

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Veronica: Thumbnail for the BCB art memeHey, artistic lurkers!! There’s a cool BCB Art Meme you can fill out if you want, it’s tons of fun and i guess kind of long, but hopefully it can entertain you! Make sure to post it on deviantART, Candybooru and the rest if you do!!!! because i want to look at it and squeal and love it

Click the thumbnail to the right for the blank template or look at the one I stayed up for HOURS last night filling out

PS oh childhood paulo. you sure did get brushed off despite being a freaken hero

funfact in the original stream flashback comic, Lucy saves Mike by herself. Which I thought was cliche because she should obviously fail and not do well because of THE POWER OF LOVE. Whereas Paulo is a stud.

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 #93403

Awww Paulo D: This should’ve been Canon :P I like this direction for him over the current one, ah well, I suppose it’s called Gay ending for a logical reason, but will we know why? Only time can tell :3c

Scarfy September 20, 2010, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #93404

Oh Paulo…too bad in the end, you’ll still be unloved and not depended upon…

Raz September 20, 2010, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #93406

It’s alright Paulo, you have Jasmine who is better suited for you. :)

Glasses September 20, 2010, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #93407

Damn… update was really on time.

Poor Paulo… why does that have to happen all the time?

Hebs September 20, 2010, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #93408

haha stayed up till 3 to read this =3
love it ^.^

Bob September 20, 2010, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #93409

That’s… Actually a good point.

P. September 20, 2010, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #93410

Aw, what a special confession of love. Paulo, you’re such a sweetheart.

And I disagree Scarfy. Honestly I like his current character development in the real story because it forces him to grow as a person, rather than stay what he was previously. It also forces LUCY to grow, methinks.

Titanium Dragon September 20, 2010, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #93411

great as always Taeshi. Though I’ll always be a Mike and Lucy man…. But obviously this isn’t real anyway :) well, none of it is, but YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!

withoutbelief September 20, 2010, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #93412

According to quantum physics, Mike and Lucy are more real than you.

Hebs September 20, 2010, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #93413

I’m with you Scarfy. Then he would have given himself to the one he loved, instead of a couple of hateful *****.

Renadt September 20, 2010, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #93414

I’m not really seeing a downside to this day dream. Paulo said it would be a big mistake, but it seems to all be coming along rather nicely in the end.

Six September 20, 2010, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #93415

yay paulo

Magnus Darkly September 20, 2010, 3:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #93416

Lucky Comment 13.

Dammit, exposition.

Kosine September 20, 2010, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #93417

Aww, it’s always easier when you are not the one in the situation, let’s put ourselves in their places. And it’s harder when you are a teenager, hormones make you crazy, so much drama. I love this comic. And I dislike Mike ‘cause he’s a jerk. I disapprove sex before marriage, but still I think all of them are kind of confused. Being 15-16 is the age when you think you know everything, but the truth is you don’t. We can just wait and see what happens. Let’s wish all of them a happy ending.

Snivella September 20, 2010, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #93418

That’s upsetting. x(

Sock September 20, 2010, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #93419

Damn, I so wish this was actually canon 9_9

DarthFennec September 20, 2010, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #93420

Cooolio response.

lake September 20, 2010, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #93421

this arc makes me sad it didn’t happen in canon, because pauloxlucy is turning out to be ridiculously sweet

damn September 20, 2010, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #93422

Wow, just 3 more pages

PS I, Lakes friend, am now Hater of Lake

Hater of Lake September 20, 2010, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #93423

As much as this story arc is nice, I’m more of a fan for PauloxJasmine, so… There xP

Mornar September 20, 2010, 4:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #93424

AWWWWWW paulo was jealouse~ :3
Great work TEASHI~!! KEEP IT UP!! <3

Sano~ September 20, 2010, 4:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #93426

I’m still a big fan of Paulo x Tess, but hey, that’s just me.

I still think this is freaken’ adorable and I love it.

Rhokk the Axolotl September 20, 2010, 4:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #93427

Thats a little painful

kirkiss September 20, 2010, 4:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #93431

In the last panel lucy seems…


Zoey September 20, 2010, 5:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #93432

he FINALLY opens up, thank fruitcaking god!

lakie September 20, 2010, 5:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #93433

Ok. I verbally choked a little reading this page, drawing the attention and confusion of the rest of the film crew. This page, for whatever reason, REALLY tugs at my heart strings.

I never thought it was possible… But… I think you might have FINALLY changed my favourite pairing. I think PauloxLucy is now officially my all time favourite pairing in the whole comic. Even more so than MikexSandy. And that’s quite an achievement.

I’ll keep rooting for these two crazy kids. No matter how unlikely it is to come true.

Maverik September 20, 2010, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #93434

Crawling in my skin.. these wounds… will never heal…? D: Paulo recalls to myself that one time with my best friend… =/ oh well life continues x3, but still i feel bad for him… I FEEL YOUR PAIN PAULO!! 8-) :( ;) :rolleyes::raise:And still this question stays in my mind.. where’s Paulo day dreaming this?.. Health Class? x3 :?:

Leonmaster September 20, 2010, 5:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #93436

Oh Lucy, I want a sniveling bipolar codependent psycho just like you.

J. Vincero (Jerk) September 20, 2010, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #93437


Zeo September 20, 2010, 5:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #93441


J. Vincero (Jerk) September 20, 2010, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #93443

I’d totally fill that thing in but I can’t draw.

Xenni September 20, 2010, 5:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #93445

:D… :|.. :(

O~k… Er… this is getting… uh… yeah, close to a dream alright…

Rober2 September 20, 2010, 5:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #93450

I want this to be the reality =[

Kite September 20, 2010, 6:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #93452

It is reality. An alternate reality. That will never be incorporated into the main canon. Not ever.

J. Vincero (Jerk) September 20, 2010, 6:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #93458

*Canned laughter*

Knight September 20, 2010, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #93460

AWWWWWWW! Why can’t this be reality instead of a dream!

Steve-O September 20, 2010, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #93462

Because the real story turned out better than this day dream

JuniorBoomer September 20, 2010, 6:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #93463

Someones gonna have a REALLY cruddy day when he wakes up. xD

Koro September 20, 2010, 6:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #93470

Oh no, a flash back inside a flash sideways.
Next thing you know, Ben and Hurley will show up.

wierdplatformer September 20, 2010, 6:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #93474

Oh snap! Can’t wait for next update :)

Ohaithar September 20, 2010, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #93476

Again, he has sex with TWO other girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hound55 September 20, 2010, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #93479

And he liked it! >:3

Shadow hound55 September 20, 2010, 7:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #93485

…. Taeshi, you have NO. IDEA. what kind of strings you just pulled on MY heart… ;____;

This is not only sad. but it’s also something i’ve been through and felt. I’ve been in Paulo’s Position. and i’ve told the girl i loved, JUST THAT… but- it just… wasn’t enough. she was still very much in love with the guy, and i ended up losing her.

There’s no doubt about it now. Paulo is ****ed.
(p.s doesn’t matter anyways, it’s just a dream.)

Spiffy September 20, 2010, 7:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #93486

:0 Golly!

kLV3s September 20, 2010, 7:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #93487

Enough of this. More Mccain.

Meag September 20, 2010, 8:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #93488

Could this get any sappier? lol. Paulo has a very emo mind despite his “bad-*** I need to impress David” attitude in reality. He’ll figure out that it’s ok to be emotional AND have male bits at the same time.

Iris September 20, 2010, 8:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #93492

Woah intensely deep.

Kitmaro September 20, 2010, 8:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #93493

A meme for the artistically inclined fans?

****, that’s me. Guess I have a meme to do.

Hrm September 20, 2010, 8:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #93494

<3333333 So beautifully romantic and sweet…. KISS HIM LUCY, KISS HIM~~~


Skygaze September 20, 2010, 8:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #93500

Looks like Paulo may get a second round, shame all dreams aren’t this long~

Anonymoose September 20, 2010, 8:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #93501

so… stairs?

Lolwut September 20, 2010, 9:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #93503

I’m new, and I just spent the last week slowly going through the series. I gotta say I’m really enjoying it.

Yoshi September 20, 2010, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #93504

Michael kinda of is a whiny bee…

Poor Paulo ;_;

Karori September 20, 2010, 9:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #93505

why isn’t this reaaaaal ;___;

RoseVee September 20, 2010, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #93507

It breaks my heart that this is a dream…

KitKat September 20, 2010, 9:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #93512

what? no picnic basket?

Purin September 20, 2010, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #93513

…Paulo. You are a crazy head.
I think you might need to lay down or something.
Take something that most people call a “chill pill”
It helps. *nodnod*

Choko September 20, 2010, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #93514

Mike is a wuss and Paulo wants to be with the tsundere girl. And the tsundere girl is amazed by the Somali. Interesting, intriguing. Too bad it’s only 3 more pages to go. But many people here loved this daydream. Or even nor are totally LucyxPaulo. Oh well, the future is coming and we don’t know what will bring. Oh taeshi, you make us struggle, cry, laugh, hit ourselves, facepam, but that’s why we love you and that’s why we love the comic.

Enough said. Let’s go to the forums :) ¬¬

Frustrated Writer September 20, 2010, 10:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #93515

Paulo sure has a more…. colorful vocabulary doesn’t he? I cant help wondering why this is going to be a bad choice for Paulo. It cant be a simple no from Lucy, because why go through an entire “what if” scenario if we all knew the end from the start/ If it is a bad choice then it has to be worse. I’m no successful comic writer, but i am a writer, take it from a guy with experience. It,s just common sense, but if you already made the page in real life I guess there’s no point in making another one. It’s fine if you did. Heck, I’d post it if I already made it. Anyway the rest of the chapter has been good in Paulo’s personal view. It’s very….. enlightening.

The guy nobody knows September 20, 2010, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #93517

I love Lucy and Paulo as a couple. :( a few days ago i discovered this webcomic by complete accident. I decided I’d read it because the strip I saw was Lucy walking into the bathroom to take the preg. test. I clicked back a few pages and was reading more, and I really like Paulo and Lucy together, so I decided to read the whole comic from the begining. Over time of reading I almost didn’t continue when I found out they weren’t even the same characters I remembered when I first came to the series. I’m glad I stuck around because today I caught up with the comic and its sooooo good! and ya know what? I STILL like lucy and paulo together.

Fav. pairings;

Lucy and Paulo (my absolute fav.)
David and K. (can never remember her name… HAHA!)
Mike and Sandy (awww….. :D )
Daisy and Abbey <3

Xzyla September 20, 2010, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #93520

this comic is like a good wine- gets better and better as it goes.

jarimior September 20, 2010, 10:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #93527

Little Paulo is SOOO CUTEEEEE.
Paulo is such a sweetie. <3 Lucy has herself a good guy here in this daydream. So much better than Mike…
I’m still stuck between them.. but I’m starting to be more for Paulo and Lucy, since I drew a whole picture for them~

Rachel Vang September 20, 2010, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #93537

a few days ago i stumbled upon this site through a link in the sidebar on facebook and i’ve been hooked ever since,i started reading the “new readers guide” but realized that I wanted the full story so am going back and reading from the beginning. thanks for the great comic,you’ve got yourself a new fan! :)

dominusluvsdominoes September 20, 2010, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #93538

@Xzyla Her Name was Kizune… She’s Dead.

Spiffy September 20, 2010, 11:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #93540

Hooray for recent discovering fans?

The OTHER Mike September 20, 2010, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #93546

seriouly we havn’t talked about mike in a long time
and yay paulo forbeing awesome
but i know he is going to regret those words one day

awsomesauce September 20, 2010, 12:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #93547

I never knew Paulo-san was sucha sappy b@s7@rd… i miss the badass paulo-san…. the one who attempted to contract as many STIs as possible… now he was stud. Good thing this aint canon! =-p

selvy September 20, 2010, 12:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #93552

So… what is he going to snap out of this daydream and go “**** I should have slept with her”?!?!

Ark September 20, 2010, 12:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #93558

paulo was always my favorite

random in a box September 20, 2010, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #93559

That speech actually tugged at my heart strings.

Cody September 20, 2010, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #93589

I love you Paulo! <3

Autumnbear September 20, 2010, 2:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #93592

WoW I only started a few days ago (I think it was 4 updates ago) and decided to read from the start. Being sick i got plenty of time to read so i finished reading the whole thing and man am i depressed. Its probably because when i started i didn’t know this is in a “What If” kind of way and when i finally figured it out. Poor Paulo. Seriously he deserves someone.

I’m not saying I’m upset that this isn’t cannon, in fact I’m not sure this COULD be cannon as this is all in Paulo’s head. Even more i believe its actually a good thing he didn’t come together with Lucy. (don’t throw those rocks yet) I think they should both learn to cope with things first. I believe Paulo will truly deserve Her when he finally learns to really open up (as i said above this is in his head, it doesn’t mean he could really face Lucy and tell her what he told her here. But that works both ways.

This is most probably the best web comic i ever came across… Well in the dramatic line I mean. Thank you for creating it for us! :)

P.S.: Here’s to newcomers Xzyla? :D

Ictiv September 20, 2010, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #93593

:( I feel bad for Paulo now. This sucks.

Hoheh September 20, 2010, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #93597

“what if.” thats all i can say what if anything happened that could ruin everyting!

hailey September 20, 2010, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #93599

I’m still MikexLucy but crap… I feel bad for Paulo now, but the past can not be changed for Paulo sadly meaning that we still have to see Paulo climb his way out of the grave he dug himself “see last chapters”.

Jaico September 20, 2010, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #93602

…aww Paulo :(

nessa September 20, 2010, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #93604

Logically something bad has to happen or it defeats the whole purpose of the reason why Paulo started off the daydream.

Therefore I predict something completely unexpected to happen to the pair.

“though logically someone can have a reason to daydream something bad but turn it into something good since after all they are in full control of themselves.”

Jaico September 20, 2010, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #93611

I started reading this from the start yesterday, Any it’s grown on me like mspaintadventuresz lol, It didn’t take me that long to read and it is really awesome, can’t wait for the update :D

C0urtn3y September 20, 2010, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #93617

SO should be canon. Love this :D

Java September 20, 2010, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #93633

It’s a cool change for Paulo in a way, but he feels so two dimensional in this day dream thing… “OH MIKE SUCKS SO MUCH AND I LOVE YOU A LOT”, like, really?

Null September 20, 2010, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #93641

I….I’m becoming LucyXPaulo o_o
**** you, Mike! He’s got a point! ;A;

Kirao September 20, 2010, 4:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #93642

Hot damn.
Really pulling on my heart seams. :|


Jinx. September 20, 2010, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #93644

DAMIT nice twist

nabu September 20, 2010, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #93660

That was so sweet I want to know the next page

Straw September 20, 2010, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #93662

i saw the meme thing and i like the human part.. xD
they look so weird as humans!!
anyway… awesome twist
i want next page… I.I

cats4ever98 September 20, 2010, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #93665

New Paulo sucks IMO. He should still be a studly stud. Also, BRING BACK YASHY! THERE’S NOT NEARLY ENOUGH OF HER!

MiM September 20, 2010, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #93666

Awesumness xD

Coldcrush September 20, 2010, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #93667

this is awesome
i used to be a mike x lucy fan, but now ive totally turned into a paulo x lucy fan
and Paulo is right, Mike doesnt really care whether or not Lucy loves him or not, thinking that Sandy will stay with him forever. thats a deluded dream. but by the time he realizes it, Lucy will be gone forever. LONG LIVE PAULO X LUCY!!!! :)

spdsktr101 September 20, 2010, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #93671

yeah, Flea, you dun not know how goods you got it :p

ChewySmokey September 20, 2010, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #93674

Think Mike is going to show up randomly and says how much he misses her.

Wanna see how that goes.

Ravin September 20, 2010, 5:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #93682

so freakin` sweet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yesi September 20, 2010, 5:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #93687

it would be shity if Mike randomly showed up

i is go for PAULO X LUCY!!!!

thgodfry September 20, 2010, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #93690

@ Null: I think he’s all two dimensional because, since this is a daydream, he’s ‘perfecting’ himself, so that anything that would make it a bad decision would be Lucy’s “fault”, not his own. After all, it’s his daydream, why should he have to be the bad guy? XD

In all honesty, though, I actually think that speech is very in-character for him. Just about every time he’s let his guard down, he’s expressed the opinion that he thinks Mike is genuinely lucky, and wishes that he could be Lucy’s ‘support’.

First time comment, btw. I’ve been reading this comic for a while, though, since before ‘Another Shoulder’.

Aust September 20, 2010, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #93701

I think the next bit is where Lucy tells Paulo that this could never have happened and reminds him that it’s all a day dream.

Dragom September 20, 2010, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #93703

Okay, hound55, I thought I made this clear last time, but those two ***** SLEPT WITH HIM! He had really no idea how things were gonna turn out. At least with Jasmine he had control over the night and he didn’t sleep with her. This pairing seems the most logical since he wants to provide her with those things she couldn’t get from assbutt Maishul. Ictiv, you make an interesting point, and I would love to see if Taeshi proves you right.

Renadt September 20, 2010, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #93712

@Aust - Yeah, good point, it IS a day dream after all. I guess he’s just imagining the best possible thing that could have happened if he had actually slept with Lucy. I also just started reading like two or three days ago, these are my first actual comments :o

And I have to say that all of the Lucy x Paulo and Lucy x Mike fans have it all wrong. The canon version will CLEARLY be Paulo x Mike.

Null September 20, 2010, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #93718

AWWW! Lucy’s ‘W… wha?’ face is SO ADORABLEEEE <33

Panel 10 to be exact.

Sam September 20, 2010, 6:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #93724

:) >:| i cant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hyper September 20, 2010, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #93727

As. Cute.

OfficerR September 20, 2010, 6:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #93750

DAMMIT BE CANON ALREADY!!! Gahhh i love MikexLucy, but Lucy looks so happy and Paulo is so cute….


Silverblood September 20, 2010, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #93755

this has to be the longest day dream in all of exsistance i wonder what paulo is actually doing at this momment in time
Paulo: oooh Lucy i love you soooo much

WolfWhiskers September 20, 2010, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #93758

Let’s review:
Paulo liked Lucy the moment he saw her.
He was too shy to talk to her, leading to…
He took advice from a jerk and ended up annoying Lucy when he wanted to impress her.
Paulo still does like her.
If Paulo got together with Lucy, he’d be on cloud nine.
Unless we’re misinterpreting the chapter, something bad will happen.
Might have missed something.

Hoheh September 20, 2010, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #93762

longest daydream ever.
too bad its not real, theyre the best couple evar.

TK September 20, 2010, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #93764

lucy’s head….got bigger.

Aly September 20, 2010, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #93766

3 more pages….

Hello Everyone >.> September 20, 2010, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #93773

Go Paulo. x3

Random person who PWNS u September 20, 2010, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #93778

*sigh* I’m probably the only one, but I’m tired of this daydream. I want to get back to the real world, I miss some of the characters! :

Ashkin September 20, 2010, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #93798

what?? paulo really did care about lucy THAT much?! and Mike IS SUCH A JERK!!

Swift September 20, 2010, 10:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #93803

Gawsh, what’s with all the Mike haters? Maybe if Lucy hadn’t been sending mixed messages for oh, about 10 years, Mike wouldn’t be so bitter about it now.

But everyone’s got an opinion, after all. Whether you think Lucy is being selfish or Mike is just a jerk depends entirely on your interpretation of the comic ;)

Null September 20, 2010, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #93808


dustball September 20, 2010, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #93809

I completely agree with Null’s entire statement, Lucy has been bagging on Mike with the deluxe package of mixed messages (comes with a $20 gift card to Wal-Mart) and maybe if Paulo had to deal with the motherf@#kery he would have a different look on the situation (thing is he doesn’t GET what Mike has been through, risking his life, and putting up with her disrespect 24/7).

But then again, it is MY opinion and I respect others opinions on who should be with who in the end, either way its up to Taeshi and she always makes the best decisions.

Sandvich is delicious! *OM NOM NOM NOM*

Sandvich September 20, 2010, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #93819

i amost forgot this was a day dream

jj September 20, 2010, 10:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #93820

uh oh the day dream bout to turn 2 nightmare :(

ROFL September 20, 2010, 10:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #93830

Taeshi should make a new comic following this alternate reality
not just one chapter

Samuel September 20, 2010, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #93843

*gasp* He cursed!!! XD Nice, Paulo. Opening up to her is gewd… in your dreams…

Yoshi-Fue September 20, 2010, 11:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #93855

I bet that Taeshi has no idea how the story is going to play out, she just scrolls through the comments and gets ideas that way. :D

Nah, JK, she knows what she’s doing. :3 BEST. WEBCOMIC. EVER.

BLUH September 20, 2010, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #93856

hi,very good

bunky September 20, 2010, 11:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #93865

Sandvich: if Paulo took mike’s place as the kindergarten friend things woulda been way different. He woulda been impressed someone was giving him so much attention and be all bigheaded about it, lucy’s stupid tsundere ******** woulda been pierced by Paulo being all “hahaha you wanna rival? You got yer rival >8D”

As he even said in “Pick Me Up”, he finds her stubbornness super cute.. but he knows Mike is a different person with different peeves.

Taeshi September 20, 2010, 11:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #93868

I like how the meme was announced today and already there are a ton filled out on deviantART.

Cole September 20, 2010, 11:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #93873

Oh, I see now, thanks for clearing it up Taeshi (your story just keeps getting better and better)

Good luck in the future chapters =D

Sandvich September 21, 2010, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #93880

Taeshi your an exelent story creator because you blow things outa the water just as things look like their about to settle like the Lucy confessing her love to Mike.

I hope to see many good things to come in future.
Keep up the good work ;D

Zachyboii September 21, 2010, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #93881

they make out again….

Name:. who wants to know? September 21, 2010, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #93883

aww he looks so heart broken as a kid.. stupid mike *shakes fist*

Misty September 21, 2010, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #93885

Nobody breaks my step-son’s heart…nobody..
-cracks knuckles-

Sock September 21, 2010, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #93886

Taking it out on Lucy won’t help him any XD

Sciver September 21, 2010, 2:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #93893

You’re right…I’ll just go beat up Sandy or Daisy for fun. x)


Sock September 21, 2010, 3:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #93913

I kinda feel sorry for Paulo. If only this dream was real. That would be better.

Steve-O September 21, 2010, 6:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #93914

no offense to anything, but ive sorta noticed that some parts in the arc just keep showing that Paulo loves Lucy, then it goes back to what it was doing in the story. i REALY hope im wrong XD

Nicho September 21, 2010, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #93934

Like some people have said, I do agree. If Mike was aware of how much Lucy has cared all along, and the feelings that she had for him underneath her tough outer skin, and he still acted the way he did to her, then we’d have a right to call him a jerk.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t aware. He probably still doesn’t believe Lucy when she told him that she loved him. He only believes in her tough exterior and doesn’t think that she has any loving or caring feelings for him in the least, he was never aware of it. He feels like he’s just been used by Lucy all along, and naturally, that’s made him bitter. Therefore, his actions may be unfair, but only we, the readers, know that because we had the opportunity to see both sides of the story. If we were just seeing this from Mike’s point of view, we’d be all like “Who CARES if she claims she loves you? Get away from that crazy b****!! o_o”

Believe me, I badly want to call Mike an insensitive jerk and a meanie, but looking at the whole situation, I see that I can’t until he becomes aware of Lucy’s true feelings. Then I would be able to judge him on the actions that he makes afterward, but for now, Mike and Lucy have just had a terrible misunderstanding that has possibly damaged their relationship by a lot.

Oh P.S. But I STILL am REALLY ROOTING for Paulo x Lucy because they’re awesome 8’D

Skygaze September 21, 2010, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #93935

Lol, Michael’s expression on the third panel XD

Vall September 21, 2010, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #93949

I just realized… maybe after he snaps out of this dream, Paulo will NOW REALIZE how much she loves her and say “Screw you Jasmine, Screw you Tess, Screw you Jess and Rach” and try and apologize to Lucy and make amends with her.

Spiffy September 21, 2010, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #93950

Paulo’s not quite as focused, but he may give Crter a run for his Lucy. Not sure if want…

Hoheh September 21, 2010, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #93955

Sorry for double-posting, but it was bothersome.
The furst time we got a good look at Inner Lucy was the Confrontation chapter. Lucy went through a LOT to keep Mike safe/ Unfortunately, he forgot that. Still, we will see how things progress.

Hoheh September 21, 2010, 10:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #93957

Really, really sorry for triple-posting.If not MikexLucy, them going backk to being close friends would still be awesome. Though he probably doesn’t think so, Mike probably misses Lucy on some level.

Hoheh September 21, 2010, 10:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #93964

Bitter is no xcuse for cruel. Mike sucks. Paulo x Lucy ftw!

G.Arcantos September 21, 2010, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #94024

@Skygaze Well said dude, well said, you took the words right out of my sandvich inners (and I’d like em back please) as much as I’d like to deny it, I would definitely hate being Mike right now.

No one understands him, hes always being used, and mistreated and I think most people don’t get him, or at least know why he acts the way he recently has.

He cares more for Sandy because he can open up to her without being put down or called a Jerkface, maybe if he knew Lucy’s feelings he’d be a little less cruel (as G.Arcantos said), then again he could be harboring stronger feelings for Sandy and Lucy seems less of an interest with her unstable time bomb going on in her angst region of the brain.

…Or maybe my sandvich went to my head and I need to lie down for a bit O.o
(on another note *ehem* PauloxLucy FTW *ehem*)

Sandvich September 21, 2010, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #94027

actually im tired of all this agnst. i can’t wait for it to end. this si starting to turn into an emo/drama comic. :/ i want it to be funny again

funny :/ September 21, 2010, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #94029

When has Mike ever even tried to open up to Lucy?

If he would just stop being so full of himself that he thinks he knows what everyone around him will do and say all the time, he’d probably be the the one people like again, as opposed to the one that’s always expecting to be yelled at.

I’m not saying he has to give up on Sandy, but just stop being such an insensitive ***** all the time… He was much nicer before he sent that damnable letter.

Sciver September 21, 2010, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #94061

@Sciver - He isn’t exactly being an insensitive ***** to everybody, he just rejected a girl who’s treated him like crap for most of his life and now a lot of people hate him for it. Which for me just makes me like him even more, because it shows that even though he’s usually nice, he can put his foot down when he needs to.

And he probably would have tried opening up to her if she wasn’t constantly mean towards him. With the exception of like 2 or 3 moments throughout the entire series (usually involving him nearly dying) she’s never exactly been tender or loving with him. Is that her fault? Maybe not entirely, considering her trust issues, but you can’t blame Mike entirely either.

Null September 21, 2010, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #94163

funny :/: yahahahahhahaha just wait until a few more chapters later. If you’re only here for the humour you’re bound to get disappointed.

Taeshi September 21, 2010, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #94166

Ah, I was all for Mike x Lucy before this chapter, but now…I’m so conflicted.

X-Rae September 21, 2010, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #94187


But recently we’ve seen her opening up to him and trying to be a better person towards him, and all we’ve seen is a strange, savage kind of role reversal. The more she wants to get closer to him, the more he uses that power to hurt her. And he’s apparently decided that anyone who gets even close to getting in the way of him being with Sandy, he’ll do anything to get over the hurdle.

He’s a dick, no getting around that.

*sigh* September 21, 2010, 5:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #94189

yo Null i agree with u 100% man lol

Aly September 21, 2010, 5:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #94215

@*sigh*: True, but you have to wonder if it’s outright anger/bitterness from him or just his response to what he probably views as a confusing situation. He also doubts Lucy’s sincerity (eg, remember when he found out that Lucy tried to sex Paulo?) about the whole “iwubyou” issue.

Does he take it too far? Myeh. I think he could definitely afford to chill a little, but consider that his recent douchebaggery is him venting all of the anger he’s bottled up for years- hopefully though, he’s done with all of his venting, because I’d definitely like to see the two get back together. At least as friends, if not more ;) Also, I really despise Sandy and Mike’s obsession with her. He hasn’t seen her in person for over 7 years, yet he’s willing to stay faithful to her when he really can’t know what she’s doing. In a way, it’s a ‘successful’ long-distance relationship, but what’s he really getting out of it other than the occasional phone call and broken promise? Sure, she’s hot and super nice, but she’s not there for him the way Lucy could be.

Null September 21, 2010, 6:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #94217

Hey, Taeshi, are you and Suitcase dating? XD Sorry random question I’m spazzing out right now.

I’m scared I’m gonna starve because I can’t chew because it hurts too much because I just got spacers…I WANT AN EARLY UPDATE TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER!! :(

Sonic Fan September 21, 2010, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #94226

I agree with you 100%, I believe that everyone is at fault here…
I’ve been in Mike’s place and i know how it feels to have a person who seems like their using you then tell you that they love you and care but its only because your leaving them because you have had enough of the abuse…. I guess thats why im a little resentful towards Lucy when i really shouldnt be…..

WolfWhiskers September 21, 2010, 7:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #94230

Could this lead to a confession in BCB World?!

Tickles September 21, 2010, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #94247

why does lucy reject everyone?

charby_fan September 21, 2010, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #94277

****’s about to go down in the next page…

BLUH September 21, 2010, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #94286

@*Sigh* I agree with your statement, and you’re dead on with the more confession, the more Mike uses it against her but the way I see it. He has only been doing this for a month or so (I dunno XP), and she has been doing this throughout their entire relationship. Sure, its rude to insult a female, but Mike isn’t gonna let her rule his world, hes more sensitive and takes things literally so I for one get him (like I’m not going to let the Sandvich rule our relationship but I of course wouldn’t go overboard like mister Maishul).
Thing is just like that movie Lucy, Mike and the rest of the gang saw… its too late to confess, she let it roll on for much too long for Mike to handle so he moved on, desperate as he is with the annoyances he calls friends around him (in his view), he settled for dear ole Sandy, the most lovable person he knows and also his first crush, sad, but reasonable.
But then again I might have hit my head, and now I’m trolling all over the forums in hopes of the next comic coming out early.
That is all my opinion though and I respect your input, in a way we’re all right until the devious Taeshi throws out some more candy for us little devils to eat (sorry Sandvich, bittersweet candy is delicious!).

Sandvich September 21, 2010, 10:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #94288

*looks at post above*
Holy crap, I must be really bored to type up all that sensitive crap O.o
*checks BCB for update 5 minutes later*
damn it…

Sandvich September 21, 2010, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #94296

Sandvich, I feel your pain. I’ve been checking this all day.

BLUH September 21, 2010, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #94307

Nice point, Sandvich. He could just be plain old tired of Lucy and her bipolar tendencies, so he doesn’t even want to try to repair their relationship.

Null September 21, 2010, 10:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #94318

Yay I make people enjoy the awesomeness of a Sandvich’s opinion, speaking of Sandvich…*goes to kitchen to make a Sandvich*

(on a side note I think the spelling Sandvich is way better than sandwhich and also it sounds more soviet to me…good thing I don’t live in Soviet Russia, where Sandviches eat you)

Sandvich September 21, 2010, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #94320

Sandvich is definitely the coolest pronunciation, but “Sammich” is also acceptable.

And hey, this is totally unrelated to what everybody else have been saying, but make sure to vote for BCB on Top Webcomics once a day, guys.

Null September 21, 2010, 11:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #94321

thanks for the reminder Null =D

Sandvich September 21, 2010, 11:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #94322

@ Hoheh You have a point, she was very selfless in Confrontation, and she wasn’t only protective of Mike, she was pretty much standing up for everyone. Daisy was the only character who really acknowledged that, besides Mike.

But I think Mike sees even that event an example of Lucy’s over-dependency on him, that the only reason she stood up for him like that is because she needed him, not because she cared about him. That’s what’s really sad. Lucy could have gotten raped or killed. Mere dependency couldn’t have driven her to put herself at such a risk. However, that’s one event out of years of angst, and Mike seems to be convinced that the downsides of his friendship with Lucy outweigh the benefits. 3=

@ Sandvich, thanks for the detailed reply. I read your other ones too and you make a lot of good points. Mike couldn’t trust Lucy anymore. Back in middle school, he had faith in the caring personality that Lucy hid underneath. As the years went by, he lost faith that Lucy had any caring feelings at all, and he went to the one person that he always knew, who never mistreated him or gave him mixed messages- Sandy. Honestly, I don’t hate her at all. I feel sorry for her and right now, I don’t think I want to see Mike breaking up with her. He seems to be the one person in her life that actually cares about her feelings and what she has to say. She may be rich and have a great modeling job and everything, but what is that worth if you have barely anyone to talk to?

EDIT: Now that I think about it…. both the girls who love Mike, also depend on him a lot and would go through emotional chaos if he ever permanently left them. o_o I think that’s the biggest difference between Lucy and Sandy. They may both depend on Mike, but Sandy doesn’t hide her feelings with rude remarks and name-calling.

Skygaze September 21, 2010, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #94333

I really just want lucy to be happy. i know paulo will find happiness with or without lucy, despite them being ossum together.

it warms my heart to see lucy genuinely smile, and the fact that Paulo is able to get her to do that makes the potential couple all the more appealing.

Purin September 22, 2010, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #94336

You know people like Lucy (and this does not mean I hate her) are so self obsessed that they only care for themselvs I for see Paulo getting hurt by Lucy in the next few pages. I know someone like Lucy the way she acts around me drives me up the wall, the she says she likes me and blow her off. She wasn’t mean, she just only cared about herself.

hoit21 September 22, 2010, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #94338

I don’t lucy is selfish. just afraid to show affection.

Purin September 22, 2010, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #94520

Complaining about drama in a drama comic. That’s not new, but it still makes no sense. Rather than bothering people about how they do things, remember: YOU came here.
I understand Mike has justifiable cynicism when it comes to Lucy being nice, but, as an educated young man, he should at least test the water and see if things really have changed. Not giving change a chance is as bad as making sure they don’t.

Hoheh September 22, 2010, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #94664

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The only thing that will get Mike out of this disturbing obsession with Sandy is if SHE is the one who does something.

The group could do all they want, but Mike for some strange reason cares more about her than all of them put together. But if something came up, say, a business opportunity that she can NOT refuse (just an example!), then Mike would have two options.
1. Get over it after all this time and focus on what he has HERE
2. Stalk/sulk himself into oblivion

From what I saw with the few pages that we did see with Sandy, she leads a pretty freaking busy life. Having a bf in Mike, while obviously on her list, may not be high enough for her to change her life to fit Mike in.

Ugh, tl;dr unless you wanna keep discussing on the next page. (quote if you do!)

*sigh* September 22, 2010, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #94963

The chances of Sandy doing much are a bit low, unless she comes back. Daisy said she was the sort to simply have others help her. To be fair, making too many judgements based on her little screen time would be unfair. Yet another reason to have her return. Either way, I have confidence in a continued fun story, so it’s waiting time. *twiddles thumbs*

Hoheh September 23, 2010, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #96251

I just use whatever we have available. If those few pages are what we have to work with, then that’s what we have. More pages would be useful, yes, but what we’ve seen seems like a regular enough pattern in her life.

*sigh* September 26, 2010, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #106049

Okay, I am seriously wishing this is reality…


IHaveABoringName October 16, 2010, 3:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #128975

Nah, it’s better as a alternate.

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #138174


awesomeJez December 22, 2010, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #147466

this is all happening after dave mentioned knocking lucy up? I’m starting to hate dave more and more Mad Lucy.

blackmage February 14, 2011, 9:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #147568

no, **** that! paulo x lucy !!

DFA February 14, 2011, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #150191

like….im so confused right now >.< uuuggghhh is this an alternate universe or something? o.o please please tell me this is like…..just me being retarded and freaking out

Nakashi March 3, 2011, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #150899


end of dream in 4……………….3 :(

blackmage March 8, 2011, 9:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #155869

flashback in a daydream FTW

Tessa Fan April 7, 2011, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #157834

:( cant think

H-Mi April 20, 2011, 11:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #162711

I love this page. This is probably my favorite. :D

Let it all out, Paulo. Please. You are the perfect candidate for Lucy. :)

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 22, 2011, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #171100

****IN’ LUCKY *******!!!
i love that line..
oh Paulo….

L33T N|NJ4 July 7, 2011, 9:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #181177

Awww. See, I knew my boy P was a deep romantic at heart.

Jasmine is good for you too, and probably a lot less needy and demanding.

Fruvous September 8, 2011, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #208225

This sounds so Romantic with music :love: .

Bittersweetlover! February 7, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #248235

OMG! Daisy’s soooo cute in the 6th panel! #^_^#

Solaris June 9, 2013, 11:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #274757

That is why he is my favorite character

lov/hate/hurt February 8, 2014, 6:07 PM EST.

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