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Veronica: jessica has got quite the sensitive nose. Always bleeding here and there.

remember the time tess was a vindictive bitch

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Comment ID #153222

My god, has Tess’s personality come a long way.

Bitch to not-so-bitch in no time flat.

Beardfire March 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #153223

Damn tess was a real bitch!


The-Gray-Angel March 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #153224

THIRD!!!!! i guess i don’t have a life…
DAMN! Tess was a total bitch back then. Still, flashback/old Tess is still my favorite character by far XD . stop giving her **** for being mean, its a story. plus, everyone loves a good villain. your boos and hisses are applause and cheers to them. their villains, after all :P
@Titanium Dragon Just cuz’ your a BCI member who knows what happens doesn’t mean you get to insult Tess!!! she’s not a ****. well, kind of. but that makes her all the more awesome.

@tophat nation We just click refresh as fast as humanly possible when the clock hits eleven, scroll down FAST, hit a random button, read the comic, and then edit our post.

@Taeshi why aren’t her ears pierced in this one? you should be able to see it from the back/side…

Elliot the n00b March 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #153225

Its okay, in the end we all know everyone thinks of you as a **** too Tess~

Titanium Dragon March 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #153228

Wow ouch,lol she just like owned her lol! And I swear to god some of these people have like friken super computers there’s no way they post sofast Mad Lucy and atless I got 7th and there’s a spamers post above me and annomonis2 mightnot edit again so it’s cool if I move up to 6 or 5th :/

Tophat nation March 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #153229

…untouchable… damn.

Teracotta March 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #153230


Angel March 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #153232

Nose smack …..

Noble_6 March 25, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #153233

God damn, what a bitch.

Zaynman March 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #153234

Dang Tess. How evil of you.

Ash March 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #153235


D. In R. March 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #153236

Ouch :c
Somehow, I prefer this side of Tess. :0

Deftinwolf March 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #153237

Yup, a threat. Sounds like the flashback ends here. Unless there’s more instore…? :x

Blue Sly March 25, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #153238


Xain March 25, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #153239

So much fail, so little internet…

ComingFromYou March 25, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #153240

Ad-god, tess

Day~Day March 25, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #153242

I can now see the whole page when I come here! Yay for new formats!

Subject-Delta March 25, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #153243

Old Tess ****** me off but also is hot so… yeah I’m angry at the bitch.

Grubey March 25, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #153245

its only when you think that your untouchable that you are most vulnerable.

Bubz91 March 25, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #153246

Tess was such a *******.
I like that, reminds me of myself ^_^

I can no longer edit posts, damn you Apple!
6th before deletion.

Anonymous2 March 25, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #153247

Anonymous2 yay I’ll have 6th then thanks lol ;)

Tophat nation March 25, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #153248

Agh. :(

Pauloizawesom March 25, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #153249

We see why Jess hates Tess. Now the question is what opted Tess to get a change in heart. People like that usually don’t just change so significantly for nothing. I wonder what caused it.

starfighter105 March 25, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #153250

Tophat nation: but by the next update will it really matter? My guess is no. I find commenting is a way to improve your status with fellow readers by providing intelligent opinions and positive feedback. It’s also a chance to help Taeshi better understand her fans, thus making everyone happier as she can then provide amazing content. 8-)

Dr Noyd March 25, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #153251

Now what would be ironic is that if tess and roger broke up the next day and then jess beat her ***. After hearing about their true realtionship, I’m now trying to see, between tess and roger, who is REALLY the Man and who is REALLY THE BITCH in the relationahip.

phoenix March 25, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #153252

Tess is WINNING.
>: Man she was a bitch though.
No wonder Abbey wants such a strict no-bullying policy

Moo March 25, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #153253

Is Tess really a cat? Because she’s acting like a total bitch.

hb6x8 March 25, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #153254

In 30 minutes 30 comments =P

Ohai:) March 25, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #153255

I still dont c how jess make tess scare of her. I totally c the opposites well mayb a few more pgs will help. Cant wait for more. Things got really interestin gigglin

kyzier March 25, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #153256

I can’t believe the Tess now was THAT. Mad Lucy

Fangirl March 25, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #153257

what a ****!

ChewySmokey March 25, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #153258

Remember the time Tess remembered that she could wear clothes.

TheLastCreativeName March 25, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #153259

does having them wear clothes make them act all like a bitch or something cuase i mean lucy has that cloth and she acts mean and then mike acts mean but that more from surrpesed anger from getting hit all the time.

flood March 25, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #153260

I’ve been in that position. Exept the person who was a bitch/jerk got bloodied afterwards.
Tess was kind of a bitch, I can understand why the others shun her, but I believe that she’s changed. (maybe she was like this to impress roger?) she deserves a second chance, and I would be on the front line defending her.
And trust me, I don’t take karate, but I sparred with a blackbelt and he admitted that Im pretty good.

Camolotthe12 March 25, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #153261

Time for perspective: Tess says that Roger would do anything for her. 10-to-1 odds that a big part of the reason that Tess does such a 180 is because Roger, the guy that would “do anything for her,” takes off as soon as its convenient and Tess realizes that she got played like a piano.

PhycoKrusk March 25, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #153262

Arrrrgh, loud autoplay video right next to Post a Comment. :P DISLIIIIIIIKEEEEE.

Ben March 25, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #153263

@starfighter105 I started pondering that question since page 34. :x

Blue Sly March 25, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #153264

Yeah Tess is untouchable…now, in about a year everyone is going
to get payback for what she had done. >:)
I wonder how Tess and Roger broke up, it might be in this
chapter. :)

Darf14 March 25, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #153265

And then BAM!, Roger pulls out a gun and shoots Tess, best logic ever

JetFire March 25, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #153266

ಠ_ಠ sigh

Dante March 25, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #153267

@JetFire Then Tess wouldn’t be alive in the present…

Blue Sly March 25, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #153268

…The word Les Yay, comes to mind.

More on topic, Tess was quite a bitch, huh? Then again, lots of villains used to be evil before turning to good like….What’s His Face.

King March 25, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #153269

she shaw is ee-bil… :P

neb March 25, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #153270

I wanna see nice Tess again this one is starting to **** me off Mad Lucy

Keno March 25, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #153271

how the ****. did she change from this to the lil ***** she is now

*****(you!) March 25, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #153272

jess sure is a crap fighter. no reflexes what so ever.

tess really is such a bitch in this flashback. i bet she wouldn’t look so smug if she was being smashed into a locker.

whats with the guy in the background? you can only see his shadow. i get it, his mouth is open. but how would that cause a gap in the shadow? does he have a hole on his head? is light coming out of his mouth?

but yeah, a great way to end this flashback in a few panels.
that is, if this is the end of the flashback. there isn’t really much more needed info. tess is a bitch, jess got a rep as a *****. any more info wouldn’t be relavent to what things are like now. except maybe what happened to roger.

bendy March 25, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #153273

I ♥ tess man she is a total beast. everyone else is upset just bcuz shes real!? that is equivalent to haterism which is against the law here.:P

Timni March 25, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #153274

@Timni: Yes, how could anyone hate a character who spreads false rumors, hurts people, and laughs at children being injured. What could they possibly be thinking? She’s just keeping it real!

Floweramon March 25, 2011, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #153275

Wow, everytime! Always end up seeing the comic late at night and ending up around the 50th comment. This is getting too much of a habit. At least I’m getting better at typing with my iPod touch. Can’t touch this! Da dadada dada dada (music)
Seeya next time somewhere around 50 maybe. Btw,autocorrect tried turning Seeya into Dreys messed up smileys :€ :£

S0me001 March 25, 2011, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #153276


Sick Burn!

Nice one dude. XD

Bluesub6 March 25, 2011, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #153277

Lol, good job Floweramon. I’m imagining a sarcastic voice saying that; it’s pretty damn funny.

As my fellow commenters have said, Tess was a total bitch back then. Obviously she has changed, but it was too little too late, or something like that. Anyway, I really want to know what happened with Roger, because I’m sure that there’s something VERY interesting between they’re breakup or whatever you want to call it. There’s no way it’ll be even close to normal.

twalker500 March 25, 2011, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #153278

Mad Lucy I just looked at u wrong Tess… NOW WHAT?!?!?! Hehe :)

Miracle March 25, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #153279

What a bitch… ¬ ¬ 8-) ;)

Leonmaster March 25, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #153280

dang tess reminds me of myself in school when i didnt give a damn gosh i miss that ”cries in a corner”

koi March 25, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #153281

If I had to guess how Tess changes as drastically as she does I’d say that Roger does something to Tess, or perhaps something in general that Tess doesn’t agree with. Either way their relationship becomes somehow compromised and the structure that allows for her old personality falls, forcing her to change.

OpeeFomenom March 25, 2011, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #153282

This Tess look appropriately evil.

Also, WAY BELOW FIRST! (because I must mock the firsters somehow)

Tim March 25, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #153283

@Bluesub6 and twalker500: Thank you ^_^

Everyone who’s wondering what happened between Tess and Roger, their original creator made a comic explaining it: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/ post/view/1946

Floweramon March 25, 2011, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #153284

Haha. Man, this group seems like the type that end up driving someone to the point of snapping and either killing them or just going on a homicidal rampage.

I mean, that kind of line and attitude and not even pretending to work around the existing authority structure…

Fortuna Veritas March 25, 2011, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #153285

Waah :(

Momoa March 25, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #153286

Tess, you know when they say anything… They don’t always mean it. XD Oopsies

Wolf_Gem March 25, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #153287

WHERE ARE HER EAR PIERCINGS? WHERE ARE HER TAIL PIERCINGS???? :O Mysterious sudden dissapearance of cat piercings makes headline news in japan!

Migrant March 25, 2011, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #153288

Damn, that was just…a bitch move

Oki March 25, 2011, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #153289

wow. i c y jessica hates her. i would to if i wer her.. ruined her life and laughed in her face :( poor thing

Misty March 25, 2011, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #153290

Wow, I didn’t think I would eventually come to that but I really feel like punching Tess in the face now..

Seawee March 25, 2011, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #153291

Regardless of who the hell would beat me up after, it’d be worth it breaking Old Tess’s nose.

Agentwebdog March 25, 2011, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #153292

@Blue Sly , which is why i love my logic so much

JetFire March 25, 2011, 3:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #153293

So…how did Tess got from being a total @$$b**ch to being a friend with Lucy and rest, is beyond me… :/

Jshadowhunter March 25, 2011, 4:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #153294

I like tess’s long hair

bwilliy March 25, 2011, 4:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #153295

wow! :o this is kinda wierd or ackward but still cool man, the old tess is so bratty
i really like the stories you made!! :D

audrey kyle March 25, 2011, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #153296

So Roger is the guy from confrontaion that said” know your place ” , okay, I thaught that the guy from confrontation was somebody else, and is the dog from this chapter also the dog from confrontation? I would really bang my head if he was.

Blast_The_Hedghog March 25, 2011, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #153298

@Blast_The_Hedghog: What are you talking about, he is a different character.

Floweramon March 25, 2011, 4:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #153299

Wow. I don’t think I’d be able to forgive Tess, either. Mad Lucy

Neena March 25, 2011, 4:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #153300

Yeah how evil can Tess be sabatoging Jessica’s reputation. It’s not like Jessica tried to blackmail Tess’s boyfriend or anything. Completely uncalled for.

Tacsi March 25, 2011, 5:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #153301

Wow… people are dumb. I’d forgotten and started to regret not being social in high school. Thanks for reminded me why I did! XD

Mastakazam March 25, 2011, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #153302

@Blast: I know how you feel. You’ve almost got to keep two windows up while reading to compare whats going on. Just go back and read Confrontation, Love My Way, and Moving On and you’ll probably get a good grasp of the situation. Also Lily has a great post in the gallery about Tess’ back story with Roger you should read too.

And you gotta love the bystanders on the last panel. No wonder Tess has such a huge reputation. She doesn’t care who sees

Scaught March 25, 2011, 5:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #153303

GOD, Incentive FF-Cat is CUTE :love:

Cam March 25, 2011, 5:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #153304

Kay, who wants to punch Tess?

Smash Genesis March 25, 2011, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #153305

Idk why but Tess looks like perry the platypus in the last panel

Third Echelon operative March 25, 2011, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #153306

Tess ain’t all mean =D

DemonKat March 25, 2011, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #153307

And this is why I like the new Tess instead of the old Tess. :l

Steve-O March 25, 2011, 6:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #153308

Well, ****. Looks like Jess really DOES have a strong reason to hate Tess.

Kep. March 25, 2011, 6:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #153309

Jessica needs a fighting montage…stat

Iris March 25, 2011, 6:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #153310


nobody42 March 25, 2011, 7:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #153311

Cat fight anyone? 8-D

no time for dat March 25, 2011, 7:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #153312

Gotta love that bitchy side if Tess. No wonder Roger loved her. :love:

Shawn March 25, 2011, 7:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #153313

Jess was a bitch, but a good one. Good a being one, i mean. and good at being how she is now, i like them both. Especially the long hair it suits her. but she prob’ly doesn’t wear it so long now because it reminds her of what happened this year.

asimplefangirl March 25, 2011, 7:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #153314

Tess really doesn’t seem like that much of a B when you look at of Jess turned out. I mean at least she doesn’t go around screwing guys she doesn’t even know to get back at someone. :/ so far I still don’t hate tess lol

Sam March 25, 2011, 8:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #153315

Tess’ ears in the last panel are oddly placed. @_@

Fen March 25, 2011, 8:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #153316

Tess’ left ear makes her a Unicorn.

Henry March 25, 2011, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #153317

mh.. this looks very sad actually :P

=3 March 25, 2011, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #153320

Tess is so cute when she’s a total bitch.

Me March 25, 2011, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #153321

Now I am very curious to see what made Tess have her change of heart =O

Aquati March 25, 2011, 9:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #153322

Well, that technically went much better than expected.

Hoheh March 25, 2011, 9:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #153324

DAMN…….makes me wonder now what happened to Tess…..

Ud the Imp March 25, 2011, 9:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #153325

OMG this is ****ing HIGH SCHOOL. Cuz these problems totally matter lolzz!! So much melodrama holy **** where is the comedy that used to make this story enjoyable to read.

**** off March 25, 2011, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #153326

**** off: Who says it matters? Pretty sure that’s one of the big things about high school - there’s stuff that really doesn’t matter in the end but your mindset decrees that it’s the most important thing in the world. Melodrama is the epitome of teenager.

Taeshi March 25, 2011, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #153327


oh hey. i don’t like tess now. o: never did like her too much. but now i really don’t like her.

Jack March 25, 2011, 10:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #153328

in my High school The rodger guy would have had his throat slit a long time ago. Big Dawgs on Campus Didn’t Usually Last long in my High school.

Anthony Da fox March 25, 2011, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #153329

No wonder the other girl doesn’t like Tess. Tess is mean for a reason I wonder what it is?

Lily March 25, 2011, 10:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #153330

What. A. Bitch!!! Furious Abbey

Link+Zelda March 25, 2011, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #153331

Taeshi: maybe the epitome of teenagerdom is melodrama if every single character is emotionally unstable and just about ready to snap. Seriously?? Abbey has to go to counseling? Augustus is an attempted rapist? Lucy and Michael are so emo throughout the series i feel like there should be an MCR album playing in the background of the story.

Please please please go back and re-read the chapter where Lucy and Mike have to do a science project with Carter. That’s when this webcomic was at it’s peak. Even if it was just a throwaway chapter, it showed me that you are capable of fun lighthearted writing.
You jumped the shark after the vacation arc where now EVERY CHAPTER leaves the characters emotionally retarded after they’ve already gotten over these problems in the past!!

Perhaps you’re depressed and that’s why you’re writing your characters this way, and if that’s the case, I hope you get better and start writing the story like you used to.

**** off March 25, 2011, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #153332

well, if i remember correctly, everyone thinks their problems are worse than those of the people around them, and being a teen is practically the worse time to think like that.

JMOR March 25, 2011, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #153333

Huh. I have NO comment this time. How peculiar.

ArrowDynamic March 25, 2011, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #153335

That was great! Gawd, I’m sooo glad that Tess isn’t such a bitch anymore. If she was I’d be soooooo hating her all the time. Furious Abbey

Taylor March 25, 2011, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #153336

Oh my gosh…. o_o

Tess was terrible.

Skygaze March 25, 2011, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #153338

Holy **** tess is a bitch

Me March 25, 2011, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #153339

@**** off

I don’t your reading the same comic we are. The Feline Filibuster chapter wasn’t that full of drama and I didn’t think there was much drama at all in the Mischief Night chapter. And hell, Abbey’s therapy was played off as a JOKE and, while some characters are emotionally struggling, its rightfully so for the story that has been put into motion. Tess’ past was kept under wraps for a quite a few chapters so this was a long time coming, if you ask me. You couldn’t have gone in thinking this wouldn’t be bad.

Every story has roughly five points; a beginning, a rise, a crescendo, a fall and a solution. The length in which each of these segments is drawn out is varied and for a webcomic, they’re static and appear often. And have you seen some of the adds for BCB? Mike waking up, stating:
“8:00. Time to break Lucy’s heart.”
I don’t know if you were just misguided or didn’t understand, but BCB is about the drama.

From my position, you just seem like an unreasonable troll who can’t accept that this is a webcomic about drama and I don’t like assuming things like that about people. You very well might be trying to make a valid point, but are coming across like your just ranting about baseless ‘facts’ and your own opinions. It has been building up and building up for 63 whole chapters now. Did you expect each of these delicate situations to be resolved instantaneously? Your not giving Taeshi nearly enough credit for her work, because if it was as bad as you say it is now, it wouldn’t have nearly a big of a fanbase as it does.

EternalOne March 25, 2011, 11:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #153340

@ EternalOne

Perhaps what I’m getting at is that I’m bored of these characters and this story. I come to this site every monday wednesday and friday with low expectations (i mean come on, it’s cats in highschool) and always leave more disappointed and disenchanted with it than when I opened up the (now deleted) bookmark.

I’m sure this doesn’t matter to anyone at all, but BCB has one less everyday reader now.

**** off March 25, 2011, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #153341

mep… Tess was a real big bitch, but now I can’t understand why she’s now a pussycat, I wanna know what happened to her Mad Lucy

ratinhadey March 25, 2011, 11:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #153342

:-* take care sweetheart , musta riled Jess. what next? D:

Tessa Fan March 25, 2011, 11:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #153343

I demand a Tess emotion. :(

Kuto March 25, 2011, 12:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #153347


Epiclolage March 25, 2011, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #153349

@EternalOne: Eh, everyone’s entitled to their own preferences and likes. You also can’t really categorize BCB as though it were a story with a planned plot. I’m preeeetty sure it’s made as it’s going along, it’s just a dozen or so chapters ahead of what we have on the site in planning. It’s not about a beginning, a rise, a crescendo, a fall and a solution. This is all pretty much just ‘rise’ and ‘fall’. In all reality, this story isn’t really made to suit us as an audience. This thing’s come so far and been evolving because the creator loves it. Such a thing is no longer a generic story, but us being at the mercy of the one behind the pen. Just like real music of nether-yonder ages past.

@Taeshi: Yea, you’re pretty square on with that. Since High School’s the only world most high schoolers know of, they take everything way too seriously and flip over weird stuff. Or they don’t take things seriously at all. <<; Man, I wish I went through HS smarter. xD

@**** Off: I don’t know if you were there for Ch. 12 and it’s Confrontation Arc, but not everything in Bittersweet Candy Bowl is peaches and jazz music. Wearing shades. In shadey coats. … Sorry, the image digivolved into something more interesting to my addled half awake brain at the moment. Anyway, I don’t know if you were there for Ch. 12, but there’s a crapton of drama in this thing. In fact, that’s the theme of this comic. Comedy and light hearted goodness mixed with drama, questions, and scenes of dramatic possibly Lucy related fisticuff violence. It’s bittersweet, and keeps people coming back for more. If you don’t like the non humorous parts then sorry, but you can’t like - grab a movie or book, read and be like “NYEEESSS this is funny. This is not!” /cut/ You can’t expect much of a storyline if you’re willing to not have a huge chunk of the story to know. I’m not trying to criticize you, I’m just saying relax. Your lols are surely in store later. Also, with a username posting like f**k off, it makes me inclined to think you’re kind of a *********. You just may want to post under a different username.


@Moo: Tess isn’t Bi-Polar, she is Bi-Winning in this chapter.

Nanie March 25, 2011, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #153350

shadow cameos! Tae you crafty owl you!

lolwut March 25, 2011, 12:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #153351

Why would Tess do that. :(
Poor Jess.

Dave March 25, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.

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Jomacodo March 25, 2011, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #153353

**** off:

“maybe the epitome of teenagerdom is melodrama if every single character is emotionally unstable and just about ready to snap. Seriously?? Abbey has to go to counseling? Augustus is an attempted rapist? Lucy and Michael are so emo throughout the series i feel like there should be an MCR album playing in the background of the story.”

Nice job only referencing four people out of how many. Mike isn’t even that bad and shouldn’t even count, he’s more of a typical angsty teen. We all have problems, the only serious case is Abbey and to a degree Lucy. And as I’ve mentioned in the past there’s more to Augustus, surely you would have seen that with the Another Chance chapter.

Also you said they’re emo throughout the series, so you basically proved your point wrong. This is meant to be a drama comic with humour. Not a humour comic that got derailed. It was always about romance, it was always about angst.

“You jumped the shark after the vacation arc where now EVERY CHAPTER leaves the characters emotionally retarded after they’ve already gotten over these problems in the past!!”

Were you not there in the Awakening arc? The **** about Daisy angsting about Mike and feeling self-conscious about her appearance and Augustus? The only reason it doesn’t bother you that much is because people bitched to me about the drama so I kept bouncing between humour and angst to placate everyone, but I realised that just delayed the angst and whatever drama I had planned for the story. So I don’t really care anymore and will just do the story and add humour when it’s plausible. Which isn’t really THAT hard.

Gotten over the problems in the past? How? Wow.

Sorry that you preferred the humour, but BCB has always been a drama chapter with humour involved. Drama is the running force. Sorry that you assumed otherwise. Enjoy your other humour webcomics then!

Taeshi March 25, 2011, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #153354

THERE IS A ****ING IMPOSTOR ME!!!! damn… I guess I’ll have to use a more unique name… possibly involving pushing the bitch down some stairs?

lolwut March 25, 2011, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #153355

“Completely Untouchable” Tess says…eh eh. ah ha haha. HA AH HAHA. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
I’m sorry, I apologize. I know that is a teenage drama webcomic so I shouldn’t take them so seriously but, HAHAHA XD. To me what Tess said was FUNNY. It made her sound like she thinks she IS safe from everything. I actually meet someone who thought like that. HAHAHAHA. Oh to break the stained glass window of such a persons reality so that they will see what truely lies behind it. Depending on another for their own safety, hahahaah.

I’m aware I sound crazy for that, but there is a story behind that and I wouldn’t dare add to the drama by telling it. Still, hehe, that was funny. And even if big bad Roger did find out, I’d say let him come. Find out if he really is as scary as he’s made out to be when he’s not up against a little child.
(@ Taeshi, Nanie, and EternalOne) Thank you all for your words of wisdom in the explination of the story to those who may desperatly need it.
(@f**k off) Take your name into consideration and do so . If your growing bored with this webcomic that is placed in 3rd out of all Webcomics, THAN LEAVE Furious Abbey, those that do enjoy the comic don’t want to hear your spit.

Lyvain March 25, 2011, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #153357

hey don’t yell at him for giving out his opinion. That’s not cool :l people are allowed to complain if they want to. I mean it’s nice to see people nicely debating with him, but telling him to **** off">******** is not nice.

Taeshi March 25, 2011, 2:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #153358

I should vote BCB on my PS3 at some point…

Wr3h March 25, 2011, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #153359

Lyvain- very nice speech, I am please that some people actually think before they type something.

TruthQuest March 25, 2011, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #153360

Tess is such a bitch :D

Draixen March 25, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #153361

Man, what happend to Tess to have such change in behaiveor? Or even better, why was she such bitch?
Shes cool now, but, why?

Arthorius March 25, 2011, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #153362

This is an interesting story and all, but I wonder if it’s actually going to help the situation in the present. I can easily imagine Lucy’s reaction being “yeah well you still used Paulo to get at Tess so you’re still a ****.” And then I’m sure enough people were listening at the end of Back and Forth when everyone was arguing that someone put together most of what’s happened between Lucy and Paulo, and then gossiped about it, so Jess could respond “you’re a **** too except you can’t even manage to do it right.” And then I see Jess only managing to escape bleeding profusely and with a broken arm. That would really ruin the party.

42 March 25, 2011, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #153363

’:/ … alright, alright. I apologize to Taeshi and f**k off for losing my head a bit. I’ve just been a big fan of BCB for a while now and it was a little frustrating seeing f**k off’s comments. I guess I could just ignored him and avoided this. So f**k off, if you see this, sorry for yelling at ya. But seriously, change your name and cool down.

Lyvain March 25, 2011, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #153365

LOL Pwnd, her nose is bleeding.

Ranger March 25, 2011, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #153366


Yes, I’ll admit, BCB is hard to categorize, but as a writing an author myself, I need to say that it does fit that criteria. And that’s not a bad thing at all. Every good story has those five elements. In fact, BCB adds in a sixth stage where the story levels out and takes a more relaxing tone, such as the Mischief Night Chapter. Its a magnificent formula that BCB sticks to wonderfully. I’m not saying the story is planned. Not at all. But what I am saying is it follows the formula of every other story. It wouldn’t be one without it.


I can see where YouKnowWho (Is referring to ‘**** off’) is coming from, but he’s not stating his opinion very well. He’s failing to back up his opinions with facts and it tends to anger people when something so obviously underdeveloped is said about something we appreciate.

@**** you

If your tired of the series, no need to rant and rave about it in the comments. What good does it do? Do you think Taeshi is going to change her beloved series simply because you don’t think it’s to your liking? Your opinion is appreciated, but if you fill your opinion with biased complaints, it tends to make you seem like nothing more than a ****** off jerk and no one will take your opinion seriously. Next time, try talking more calmly. Maybe take this chapter as the big bunch of character development that it is. It’s a way to show the past that we all knew was there. I said it before and I’ll say it again, you really couldn’t have gone into this thinking “Hey, I don’t think there won’t be an ounce of drama this chapter, even through its about Tess’ dark past.” because… That just wouldn’t be very smart, now would it?

EternalOne March 25, 2011, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #153367

I… kinda like the drama >_> (adds nothing to the argument as usual)

But I think it just seems a bit darker than usual because we’ve been on such a serious chapter for awhile now. I mean, even the comic relief (Rach) of this chapter has a depressing part in the drama. Not to mention the incentives are also pretty dramatic currently so its just bad luck for everybody that comes here for a good laugh lately. But thats just storytelling. You come to love the characters more when you know more about them. It makes them easier to relate to. And then the jokes are even funnier later because somehow you feel closer to a cartoon cat! XD

Now personally I think if you just injected David’s face into every page on one of those posters somewhere you’d have comedic gold but I’m easily entertained and have the same sense of humor as a 6 year old. Seriously David kicks ***.

Well I think thats enough rambling. Looking forward to all the lighthearted and heartbreaking chapters alike.

Scaught March 25, 2011, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #153368

<_< …..>_> she call her sweetheart O///.///O

powersister8 March 25, 2011, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #153370

**** off:

if you don’t like the comic, don’t read it.


Anon March 25, 2011, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #153372

wow weeeeelllll she should hate her FOREVER that dere is messed up yet she deserves it hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm quite

wanderingSOUL March 25, 2011, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #153373

wow :O has tess changed! really surprising!!!

hey its meh lolz March 25, 2011, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #153375

That comment is not fun to look at

WyldKAT March 25, 2011, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #153376

@Elliot the n00b yea i notcied that too. one of flashback tess’s most distinctive features! Missing! Aw… ;_; I thought for sure that Jess was going to punch her in panel three, at least, until I figured that Tess probably thought of that too. :P Great job on the lines of Tess’s arm in the fourth panel, Taeshi, it looks a lot better than last time :)

ProfessorMarshmallow March 25, 2011, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #153377

@ hey its meh lolz

Read the large red box next time (if given a next time) when you post.

“If you post emoticon spam, use page comments as a chat room or talk about sharing incentive pages, you will be banned from posting comments.”

Comic-wise: Damn, shes far bitchier than I had previously thought.

iDunno March 25, 2011, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #153381


Smellybananna March 25, 2011, 5:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #153382

Well, that went better than what I had thought about what would happen *sighs with relief*. But I always knew that Tess was one of those hardcore bitches when the flashback started and I bet if Roger hadn’t been influencing her (in which I assume that’s the case; if not, my bad, I like to guess before something happens), then people would have a different perspective on Tess (but then again, there has to be one character that has to take the hate).

(Also…a post with just emoticons is just plain stupid =_=…people, not everyone…just some people, just don’t know how to read or follow directions anymore…)

Midigami March 25, 2011, 5:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #153387

Wow. I can’t believe that I never noticed Jess’ red eyes…
they’re kind of creepy, actually

Moo March 25, 2011, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #153388

There’s going to be a lot of bans coming up…

Floweramon March 25, 2011, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #153389

@Floweramon: I agree with you on that.

Midigami March 25, 2011, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #153392

I agree as well.

Someguysname March 25, 2011, 6:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #153393


8ball March 25, 2011, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #153394

oh no… i finally caught up to current day :(

darn March 25, 2011, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #153395

Tess used to be the nicest person ever. I mean, just look at this page! She’s like “I’m friendly, so I will nicely push your face into the lockers, nicely… because I am nice like that.”

See? I told you she was nice. ;)

Sorry, I was just clearing my throat. What I meant to say was “What a bitch.”

StarSturdy March 25, 2011, 6:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #153397

Bleh Tess WAS my favorite character..but the past her is..a bitch. Furious Abbey
I feel a little sorry for Jess now..
Ah, well Sue, Paulo and some other people I forget the name of are better.
Yashy : *****!

Raven March 25, 2011, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #153398

@Floweramon: How did i know sum1 “hater” was going to comment on my stuff? Man, that is REAL! Also i know your white cuz you said keeping it real i said real there is a huge difference. hang out with a black person once in a while will ya and understand what i mean. besides she was doing it for her man you can’t be mad at that!!!

Timni March 25, 2011, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #153399

@twalker 500: woooowww you guys are all lame you don’t understand do you this gurl is doing all this bcuz jessica wanted to be a bitch. so it is fire with a flamethrower!!!! you have to love that all of you said sick burn wow you guys are weird!!! :/

Timni March 25, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #153400

@Timni: Actually yeah, I could get mad at that. Sticking by her man who ultimately cheats on her and tosses her aside (and has done so in the past), and doing it by hurting someone who has every right to be mad at said man? Being loyal doesn’t excuse her actions.

Also, since I was mocking your statement, I don’t think it matters whether I was using “real” right or not.

Floweramon March 25, 2011, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #153401

She’s a cat, but she looks like she used to be a female dog.

Baeleox March 25, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #153402

Dat Tess on Dat Skirt

Frustrated_Writer March 25, 2011, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #153404

I thought she would be like this. Though I would like to see what motivated that change in her.

blackmage March 25, 2011, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #153406

there may be too much drama in this comic, but I kinda like it. i mean, i don’t usually read stuff like this. I prefer a story with adventure and comedy. but Taeshi does drama really good. it’s not like that ‘home and away’ crap. it’s well constructed, with great characters.

sure, the characters may all be emotional scarred and seem to have gone through much more danger than an ordinary teenager (enough to kill them 3 times) but if there was no drama, what would BCB be?

everyone makes bad jokes on occasion, including Taeshi. if she made every comic with a joke, she’d run out of good ones. BCB wouldn’t be as successful as it is today.

plus, the art is good!

Bendy March 25, 2011, 8:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #153408

Agrees with any positive comment.

SumFurry911 March 25, 2011, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #153409

Jesus, Tess, :unsure:

G!@nN@ March 25, 2011, 9:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #153410

Huh… Well this wasn’t my first guess on what the turn of events would be… But it is one of my guesses. So… Tess is the one who started the whole, “Jess is a *****” craze? And naturally Jess couldn’t change the school’s opinion of herself so she decided to go along with it. Sad… But a classic scenario.

The Guy Nobody Knows March 25, 2011, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #153413

Bitch!!! I call bitch!!! X(( I don’t care if she is “untouchable” I’d kick her furry ***!!! Mad Lucy *sigh* but then again… I may just make her join me in whoredom. >:) Easier than physically hurting her…

Cathy Cathy March 25, 2011, 10:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #153415

Is the vote comic cannon? Did all this really happen?

Now I’m starting to hate tess and love ffc…

codyblues March 25, 2011, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #153416

well it cant get worse now can it <.< >.> nope not at all

jj March 25, 2011, 10:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #153417

Double shitaki bitch salad todai, it’s so kawaii

Edit: Wow even that is censored

WTF March 25, 2011, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #153420

Wow what a beetch.

GoodBurger March 25, 2011, 11:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #153421

Hm. Wonder how many people will irrationally hate Tess after this chapter, rather than note how much she’s changed between then and now. In before someone forgets this is a flashback. Well, someone else. Remember: Growing past your bad habits loses much meaning if others neglect to note it.

Thought about it. Tess defends Roger like I would in her shoes. Try to hurt friends, expect violence in response. If only she was less mean as well. :x

Incentive: Sadly sweet, much?

Hoheh March 25, 2011, 11:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #153422

ouchie ): that wuld still hurt, girls r so bitchy sumtimes gawd! Mad Lucy

spreekiller March 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #153423


M2-150 March 26, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #153424

I can see many useful applications of Tess’s authority.
Just none of them needing to really hurt someone.

Welgaian March 26, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #153426

The rumours I can forgive. Yeah she made Jess out to be a *****, but Jess tried to mess with her boyfriend first. Obviously Roger and Tess were really protective of each other at that time.

Still LAUGHING when Rachel’s little brother got his arm broken? That isn’t forgivable to me.

The last few pages I can see Bitchy Tess, and I can shrug it off. She was a jerk, whatever, she outgrew the attitude and Roger. But I still just can’t forget her laughing at a little kid having to go to the hospital.

I’m excited for the next update.

yaoiqueen March 26, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #153427

edit test

tester March 26, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #153428

Wow she is a total bitch!

joefox March 26, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #153429

I can taste the irony…

Cadenn March 26, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #153430

Whoa, that’s just evil. I hope whatever makes Tess change her heart happens SOON, so she starts seeing her actions from another perspective.

M.A. March 26, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #153435

@incentive comic

you think Augustus could ever turn good in the main story?

that other guy March 26, 2011, 3:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #153440

well hes not really evil, just a douche. He justifies his actions by claiming hes experimenting or hes ordered to. He just needs to get away from the current crowd hes with and then most likely he’ll kind of mellow out.

But even if he did, I still don’t like him

Scaught March 26, 2011, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #153443


**** off March 26, 2011, 4:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #153444

well, it’s official, ^this guy is a troll Mad Lucy

Jshadowhunter March 26, 2011, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #153445

^ With a strange username…


Heireau March 26, 2011, 6:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #153447

I never actually reply, but it didn’t really seem like a bad idea.

Wow, people like Tess scare me. I mean seriously, she was really quite bitch. It’s amazing how quickly she has managed to change her personality, and what happened that stopped Tess’ relationship with Roger?

- Usually Quiet

Usually Quiet March 26, 2011, 6:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #153450

@Usually Quiet Maybe she woke up and realized that she was in a bad place and with bad people, that can sometimes happen, but not often.

As bad as Tess may seem, I still think Jess should have just stayed out of it and let the authorities handle Roger and Tess. Weapons in school (the knife Tess used on the ball) and aggravated assault (Roger breaking the arm) would in reality have landed both of them in a courtroom facing time locked up.

Mojojojo March 26, 2011, 8:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #153451

How come Tess is now becoming such a bitch anyway? It’s not like her from before…:/

KeyAndEnter March 26, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #153452

[Sorry for double post]

Forgot this was a flashback, though. Silly me. :O

KeyAndEnter March 26, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #153453

wow, tess was such a bitch back then! :question: although maybe it was just cuz roger was sooooooo horrible to everyone it kind of rubbed of on her

oh, nevermind! bitchy tess is way cooler anyway! XD

fishy March 26, 2011, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #153455

nice one

Nightclould March 26, 2011, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #153456

Hey, wait a minute, why does Tess’ shadow have a hole in it? O_o

Sidnoea March 26, 2011, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #153457

@Sidnoea because that’s the mouth of someone in the background?

7 March 26, 2011, 11:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #153458

you know, i just realized that tess wasn’t being that much of a bitch.
ok yeah she is a pretty huge bitch. but she had her reasons.
if she wasn’t a crazy bully, she would have probably beet up jess all the same. i mean, she did try to mess with her boyfriend. and how do you ask?

by locating his knife.

she really had a good reason to be angry. so I understand the slamming into a locker thing. making up rumors, well thats just a bitchy act of desperation.

and seriously, whats with the hole in the shadow. i know! i know! I brought this up already! nobody really cares! not even me really, but seriously. there is a hole in that guys head.even if his mouth was open that would not cause a gap in the shadow. but now im just ranting. oh, and @Sidnoea, thats not Tess’ shadow.

i didn’t really want to post another one of my long posts with too many paragraphs, but its late, im still up for some reason and there’s just nothing else to do. there is still a few things i want to say. i could get into extraordinary detail and criticize everything about this comic that isn’t 100% realistic, but that would just be bitchy. it would be awesome fun though!

ah! my first emoticon!… I feel used…

but anyway, i’ll end this here. consider yourselves lucky i can talk for ages when i want to! err… type..

Bendy March 26, 2011, 11:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #153459

lol jess’s whiskers totally disappeared in the next to the last panel, lol sorry taeshi just had to point that out :P
But i think we’re approaching the end of the flashback and it makes sense now why they acted that way to tess :O

Echo March 26, 2011, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #153460

i wonder if people are forgetting about tess’s original backstory. in the story she was so in love and dependent on rogger that she was willing to do absolutly anything to get him to love her.
this looks like a common case of a woman acting very irrational and doing very bad things like assault or bullying to get a man to stay in love with her. sometimes women have been known to do stupid things for the ones they “love”

The-Gray-Angel March 26, 2011, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #153461

In regards to the hole in the shadow I don’t think that the figure is so much a shadow as it is a style used by most artists when they want to have figures in the background but not have them take up any significance. He is most likely simply greyed out to take out his importance (or leave him anonymous) while still allowing the open mouth to help set the mood for the panel.

Anonymous March 26, 2011, 12:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #153462

@The-Gray-Angel: I doubt too many people have read her backstory.

Floweramon March 26, 2011, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #153463

@floweramon people really should it explains a lot and is involved with the story right now.

The-Gray-Angel March 26, 2011, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #153464

Tess’ ears look a little weird in the last panel… like from the angle of her head, the ears should have another position.
Just sayin’, cause everything else is flawless. You draw really good :D

V March 26, 2011, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #153465


I can read whatever i feel like, and criticize whatever i feel like. at least i’m not unquestioningly accepting everything that goes on in this furry tri-weekly.


I have no idea what you are talking about. what’s a troll? nice username btw, pretty original. haha

**** off March 26, 2011, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #153466

What Anonymous said in response to the shadow! I’ve done it before, I don’t know why it’s remarkable now? But I guess I wont do it next time for the sake of confusion?

Also yeah the ears just kind of look attached in retrospect :( thanks for that, that final panel sure is a cluster**** isn’t it hahaha

Taeshi March 26, 2011, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #153467

last panel tess looks like pac-man.

btw,i partially agree with “**** off”…
some overly adult themes for a cartoonish high school drama.
but i think these things are o.k as long as they are spread out over a long period of time.
when you sum up all the drama in one paragraph you give off the wrong impression.

for example:
i saw a summery of the webcomic “concession” that went:
“For now the general gist is that an angsty teenage goth wolf was raped by his brother who murdered his sister and sent to an asylum so now he has demon powers and he uses his demon powers to turn his friends into pedophiles and rape people while he tries to build some sort of army out of lazy, lardy, whining cinema staff who do nothing but **** each other all day.”

i agree the comic was bad,but reviewing it that way makes it look even worse then it is.

also,totally jumped the shark.

oddguy March 26, 2011, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #153468

shes a very kinky girl….shes a superfreak, superfreak!

Itsmeagain March 26, 2011, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #153469

For anyone who didn’t notice, the piercings are on the other side of her tail and ears. Yeah, her left ear looks like it could be on her forehead though :P

But overall I think it looks awesome. As for adult themes in a high school drama… what high school did you guys go to? I mean come on, I haven’t been in school for at least 8 years, but of course you remember the language, sex and stabbings. I mean a school is basically just a prison minus the guards and punishments ;)

Nex March 26, 2011, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #153470

I wonder if Jess will notice how Tess (in the present) is taking her side against Lucy? Maybe Jess will finally get it through her thick skull that Tess is trying to repent and then they can just icily ignore each other like they really ought to be doing.

42 March 26, 2011, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #153471

Even though this Tess is a coniving, instigating bi*ch (so harsh!), she still is using Roger’s power as a crutch! :nope: Some personality traits don’t go away?

Looking forward to Monday! :-*

Chi-chan March 26, 2011, 5:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #153472

The obnoxious troll aside, I really did love this page, as well as the last few. It cemented something that people had been debating about since the argument first came up; Tess vs. Jess. Chaos breeds chaos and we’re seeing more radical views on the way people look at these two.

@odd guy and **** off

I need to lean more towards Nex on this one. It all depends on your school. For example, I came from a lovely school called Bethlehem. It got the award for ‘Safest School’ ten years in a row. But that was from what people saw. As a student, I saw its gritty underbelly; a ring of drug trade and abuse, several fight clubs held after hours on school grounds and even several students selling themselves to get spare change on the side. It was in no way a safe place.

On top of it all, our neighboring county of Albany was one of the most dangerous schools ever. Stabbings. Bomb threats. Rape and kidnappings. It was a sad thing to watch. And it was even sadder, knowing places like that exist all over the world. Schools where drama is more pronounced than it’ll ever be in real life. Do you really believe that, just because your a kid means your immune to the drama and suffering of the outside world? That a school’s walls protect you from the horrors of real life? I could make a list five pages long of bad things that happen in high schools. And also, keep in mind that this is Taeshi’s world. It’s her story. If she wants her school to be filled with drama, so it shall be. There’s no point in pointing the obvious out over and over.

Also, figured I should throw it out to ‘**** you’ real quick; nice job avoiding my replies. It truly cemented my idea that you’re really just here to stir up trouble. Your a troll. Its a shame, but even BCB isn’t free from the influence of the internet’s lowest life forms. I don’t mean to be rude, but the truth is a harsh thing. If you aren’t a troll and truly don’t like the comic, stop coming back to reply. It’s really not that hard. I hope you enjoy another comic. Might I suggest Cyanide and Happiness. You might be more inclined to read that comic, as it has no plot, has no drama and is nothing but raw, unfiltered and uncensored comedy filled with crude jokes out the ears.

I can’t wait too see how this whole story plays out. Even if I know what’ll happen, I simply cannot wait to see how everyone handles this story. Will sides be taken? Bridges burned? Or will Tess make some grand statement to relieve herself of all her past crimes and make friends with Jess? Taeshi, I cannot lie, you’ve got me on pins and needles waiting for this to all play out.

EternalOne March 26, 2011, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #153474

Tess… I thought you were nicer!! And Jess, I can’t believe what happened to you! Poor Thing!!! D:

Michelle March 26, 2011, 6:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #153475

Ò_Ó hey, I wanted to see some teenage actio- I mean fighting.

phoenix March 26, 2011, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #153476

i have a little critique / critism :) if its okay and u dont mind. last panel her one of her ears should be on the side of her head by her pinkish hair so to speak. because other wise it looks like her head should b in a different position. :) just a helpful thought :D keep up the good work taeshi!!

Misty March 26, 2011, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #153477

Remember when we thought Tess deserved a second chance?


Pick Yer Poison March 26, 2011, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #153478

@Pick Yer Poison: My opinion hasn’t changed.

Jessica’s current hostility is still a bit much, considering Tessa’s radically-changed personality and lack of willingness to go back to Roger when presented a potential opportunity to do so. Tessa’s attack on Jessica’s reputation in such a way was unacceptably callous, as was having Roger hurt Rachel’s brother because she got hit on the head for standing by a soccer field.. The circumstances changed, but the problems continue. Ho hum.

Hoheh March 26, 2011, 7:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #153479

oh tess you conniving b***h <3
if she was a guy..
that might of turned me on a bit..
ME’owww :love: :-*

k i’ll stop flaming. ._.

dranor44 March 26, 2011, 7:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #153480

@Pick Yer Poison: She still does. I’m just glad that people are finally giving Jess’s side some understanding.

Floweramon March 26, 2011, 8:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #153481

@Flowerman: well well well if it isnt the dude that commented on my sfuff i have a bone to pik with yu yu dont get anythin n yu think yu do she actually thought he loved her so she will do anything for him even if it is dumb but that doesnt stop it being real

ps its not keeping it real its REAL! :P

Timni March 26, 2011, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #153482

I may sound like an idiot for posting this but…… If i was to ever see Roger in real life… I would have bloody fists from all the blood I would have made… -_- I know know to take **** like from anyone… Anyway keep up the good work taeshi!

Blackshadow March 26, 2011, 8:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #153483

@Timni: Were you waiting for me to comment again? Look, we clearly have two very different opinions on the matter, so can’t we just agree to disagree? I only said what I said before because the way you wrote it came off like you were saying that anyone who didn’t like Tess was out of their minds/didn’t understand the situation. I didn’t mean for this to turn into some big thing, so again, let’s just agree to disagree and drop it, okay?

Floweramon March 26, 2011, 8:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #153487

What would this look like if Tess was nice in the past and mean right now? :question: that would be scary D:

Kailee March 26, 2011, 9:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #153489

tess deserves the hate, and I love how my fav character (jess) is getting better rep among the readers now..

DFA March 26, 2011, 10:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #153491

Tess that bitch! :0

Lalapoluza March 26, 2011, 11:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #153492

So many people are making long comments and I want to read them but I have no time argh

D. In R. March 26, 2011, 11:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #153493

I would have kicked her as she walked away. Prove to her that she’s not untouchable.

KairaWolf March 27, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #153494

Tess’ left ear looks like its sticking out of her forehead :p

ChewySmokey March 27, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #153495

Incentive Daisy just proved herself awesome.

Hoheh March 27, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #153500

And then the red-eyed purple-furred pretty kitty bided her time. By “bided” I mean playing the system in a way untraceable back to herself while behaving rather nonchalantly about it.

I like Taokaka as much as Lucy. Red eyes are cool in my book. :)

Incentiiive: Awwwww

If you must judge based on the past, compare then to now.

Hoheh March 27, 2011, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #153501

… I know people like that… I’ve experienced them as the victim, but change happens with age. The guys who picked on me became my friends later in the future, and I know they are sorry, which is why I accept their silent apology… =< It’s sad to see stuff like this… bad memories, seriously.

Leo Tsubasa March 27, 2011, 4:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #153502

*scrolls down the page*
Oh My…

Wr3h March 27, 2011, 6:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #153503


So far we have:

Long commenters,

Haters, (f**k off)

Smart people (floweranon, eternal one, some others)

Absolute idiots (timni, the general population who say “erp Tess was such a bitch erp derp”

And The author (we all know who you are)

~JephemeraL (or JephemetaL)

JephemeraL March 27, 2011, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #153504


if your gonna call me out by name i might as well answer.

i never said bad thing don’t happen in high school,they do,i know.
but first of all,this is a matter of appropriateness.
this if obviously a suburbian school,with the characters in question being the cat equivalent of rosy cheeked white kids.
this school seems to be the rule,not the exception.

but this isn’t really the main problem here… second of all it’s about probability.
what are the chances,that out of a small group of friend, two develop a mental illness and the rest have over 20 love triangles in between them ?

it’s an amateur mistake,in the attempt to give each character depth and make every one of them sympathetic to the audience,the author, (in this case our dear lil.) gives each one a tragic backstory.
the result is a laughably angsty cluster****.

don’t get me wrong though,lil has the writing chops to narrowly pull this off.
but it’s never a good idea to tempt fate.

also i don’t agree with the idea that “if you don’t like it go read something else !”.
i like the comic,and obviously so dose “**** off”,or at least he used to.
if i didn’t like it,i wouldn’t go out of my way to criticize.
the comic is grate,but it could be better.
and it will benefit nothing from pure,unadulterated praise.

also,i don’t see why you need to dawn your armor and go out to defend the comic.
it’s author is more then capable of doing that herself… and furthermore,iv never found tae to be one to shy away from critic.
and i think that for the most part,shes smart enough to filter out constructive criticism from bad advice and blatant trolling.

like this one:

shut up ***.

oddguy March 27, 2011, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #153505

Furious Abbey
In just 1 hour….

Wr3h March 27, 2011, 7:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #153508

Comment drama on a dramatic page of a drama based webcomic

Wolf March 27, 2011, 8:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #153509

The incentive is adorable. #^_^# Augustus/Daisy~!

Yat another pairing that will probably never be. :P Damn you, Abbey, for ruining that.

ravengal March 27, 2011, 9:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #153510

(@ Those who have mentioned what happened around their schools)
To those that apply, you know who you are. I’d just like to say, GODDAMN. Those who have talked about their school experience have obviously never lived in a military town. And not even in the military base, even the local town around it. I admilt even those schools have had little skirmishes. I’ve pulled apart a fight myself, pinned the guy who started it on the wall (he was a freshman), looked him square in eye and said “We don’t take that **** around here.” Kid still gives me weird looks but he hasn’t stirred trouble since.
Theres never been anything as extreme as a stabbing or drug rings at my schools. Even if there were, those involved would be… dealt with. It’s all about discipline I guess. Even the locals who’ve live there all their lives only care about the school sports games and competitions. I’m not trying to talk down on any one or their schools. I’m just trying to make point on the fact your school experience depends on where you are

Lyvain March 27, 2011, 9:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #153511

Why do I reckon that this will be the page of most speeches and such?

Wr3h March 27, 2011, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #153512

Isnt the ear on top of tess’s head in the wrong place….

Sweet Kitty March 27, 2011, 11:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #153518

I reckon that’ because that how it’s going to be Wr3h. :/

Nonashu March 27, 2011, 12:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #153519

On the off chance someone called me smart, your call. Seriously. Self-compliments aren’t my thing. For those mentioning time and change, I agree wholeheartedly. Basing your opinion of another on the past, rather than the present, seems rather immature. To any who hope Tessa and Jessica at least begin to get along, *nod*. To everyone who said their piece without being justifiably mean… thank you. So much. To Taeshi, Suitcase, and others, :love:

Hoheh March 27, 2011, 12:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #153529

Heh. She ain’t untouchable. She’s just setting herself up for a really nasty fall. 8-)

MC_Hollis March 27, 2011, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #153531

(@ MC_Hollis) :O I wonder if that nasty fall is what made Tess want to change…hmm mabye.

Nonashu March 27, 2011, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #153532


Carlitos March 27, 2011, 4:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #153536

@Scaught: mabye I shouldn’t, but, r u sure the guy from confrontation isn’t Roger? I mean, don’t you think that at the end of this flashback of Jess, or, ugh, forget all that, thanks for the info , so, if we could show jess’s memories or flashbacks, can’t we see tess’s flashbacks? Huh taeshi? Can we? Cuz I really want to. Just so I know how Tess broke up with Roger… K taeshi? I’d seriously be more happy if you did, really. Ummmm, am I missing something? Yes, I need to know! Please taeshi???????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????????

Blast_The_Hedghog March 27, 2011, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #153539

Oh wow, I was 6th. Anyways, I still think Tess was acting out of fear for Roger, but I can understand how Jess would hate her.

Teracotta March 27, 2011, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #153541

I’d love to know how Two Kinds got so close to Goblins in such a short amount of time. It looks like a huge jump from where it was earlier.

twalker500 March 27, 2011, 7:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #153542

I am sad now…

Scientific Mind March 27, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #153547

It’s Okay Scientific Mind, we’ve all come to this point at one time. You’ve just come to yours, :D but don’t worry the trice weekly updates are pretty awsome. Unlike some other comic that only update every on to two weeks. Plus there’s the side story incentives. BCB IS AWESOME. (headbang guitar solo)

Nonashu March 27, 2011, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #153548

I hate people posting the comments about how Tess was ‘better’ here. Better? Being a total bitch was better? Being a bully who broke little kid’s arms was better? Seriously? And you’re saying she’s a total wuss now. She could still kick someone’s *** if she wanted to. But the whole point of not doing so is to erase that part of her history. She doesn’t want to be remembered as a bully when she graduates.

Tsukaiz March 27, 2011, 7:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #153549

@Tsukaiz: Yes. This. Thank you so much!

Floweramon March 27, 2011, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #153551


Mike And Lucy :( March 27, 2011, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #153552

@Mike And Lucy Well sorry, not everyone feels the same way. Lots of people have been wanting to see this backstory. Even if they did this is Taeshi’s story.

This comic isn’t just Mike and Lucy. As much as I like them, it would be very boring if it was.

Floweramon March 27, 2011, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #153557

Now I’m beginning to get the plot more. And I think I know what’s gonna happen next. XD

Nishakun March 27, 2011, 9:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #153560

@Tsukaiz I second that. Not gonna get much credibility for being a top notch bully anyway. People at a young age do hold onto grudges till they reach their 20’s, usually anyway. Something tells me Taeshi may have something in mind for Tess’s redemption before her graduation, or perhaps in the future if can’t think of a way at this time. Would be a good tension relief, honestly, if she did find a way to finally redeem herself before graduation. “Closure” I think is the right term. Just a thought, but that’s Taeshi’s call nonetheless.

Blue Sly March 27, 2011, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #153561

Tess was pretty bad… But now she’s good. While it seems like others are holding a grudge, Jess has a good reason.

FreemanLegend March 27, 2011, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #153562

@Blue Sly: Well, Roger does seem to be back from whatever void he got sealed away in for having the finesse of a drunken rhino and planning revenge on… persons and places not entirely known for teh evulz, which somehow involves the main cast despite them having miraculously avoided both the attentions of these people who went around breaking childrens’ arms for fun or noticing the effect of their passing in the form of an upswing in broken arms when they were kids.

@Taeshi: Melodrama, eh? …I guess that explains why I failed that test, I circled hormonal lust on the multiple choice. v_v

Fortuna Veritas March 27, 2011, 11:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #153563

How is an open mouth being shown in a shadow? :question:

CallMeTom March 27, 2011, 11:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #153564

gunna try for first this time :)

Elliot the n00b March 27, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #153565

Must get first. It’s absolutely necessary… I love the comic so far! :D Been reading it since… some time… in like June or something…

Yoshi-Fue March 27, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #153569


Yoshi-Fue March 28, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #153666


no time for dat March 28, 2011, 9:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #153674

@oddguy who is clearly **** off

You really should learn the definition of trolling before you claim to understand what it is. It comes in many forms, from short and stupid to long-winded and obnoxious. You seem to be both when it comes down to it.

And on the topic of the story, let me direct your attention to your TV. Have you ever heard of a soap opera? Its a sea of drama even worse than this; and yet they are popular enough to get their own channel. Its not how much drama you put in, its all in the delivery. Taeshi does good on that delivery and you apparently can’t see that. It doesn’t matter if you fill the comments with a thousand letter post or a six letter one, if you don’t give solid facts that aren’t easily proven false, it still makes you look like your wasting people’s time. Like your ‘furry’ comment on the next page. Your a troll. If your not aware of it, I’m giving you a rundown how to not be one. Enjoy the comic. Quit complaining about everything and trying to start argument. Maybe give a compliment to the good Taeshi does because, unlike you, she’s got a legion of fans and people she makes happy with her webcomic. You’ve got people who want you gone.

EternalOne March 28, 2011, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #153742

So, why did Tess stop wearing clothes?

Jeff March 28, 2011, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #153769

Better not assume you assy *******

SuitCase March 29, 2011, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #153770


SuitCase March 29, 2011, 2:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #155412

Lawl I just realized the incredible humor in the fact that someone complained about drama which caused drama on a webcomic based on drama.

Nanie April 4, 2011, 10:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #157754

@Nanie: People think too little, complain too much, and love to hear themselves talk. :/

Hoheh April 20, 2011, 4:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #157915

Whoa Tess was a bitch

Miller April 21, 2011, 9:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #160762

why does every character in a flashback always wear clothes?

lulu May 11, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #163236

Then Roger left (or got kicked out, whatever), and Tess was left at the mercy of all those around her. 8-D

Is this flashback taking place during freshman year or what?

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 24, 2011, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #173768

Evil Tess! Evil Tess! *Cheers!!*

Icing July 22, 2011, 9:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #174027

What… that’s it? I mean, spreading rumors about her is mean and all, but, well, Jess kind of IS a **** now, and ONCE AGAIN TESS REGRETS IT AND IS SORRY AAAARRRGH

Luke July 25, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #181533

OK, I can kind of imagine how this might leave scars that don’t heal.

But still, you have to let people off the hook eventually.

And man, **** rumours are the worst, because they tap into a whole lot of the evil way society looks at women and what is worse, because people are so stupidly repressed, they want to believe that there is someone out there acting on every impulse.

People are so messed up about sex.

Fruvous September 11, 2011, 9:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #213224

whenever i see this panel, i hear the song “Violent Pornography” by SOAD. I don’t know why. :/

X-Fox97 April 1, 2012, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #213761

Did anyone notice that Tess’ ear piercings are gone?
In the future, those two switched places…

Sycrin April 6, 2012, 7:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #231631

christ…..that freaking happend to my friend once…….:( :unsure:

Cloud Chaser the Brony October 20, 2012, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #246036

❤DIS COMIC!!!!!!!!!💛💙💜💚 💗💓💕💖💞& #128152;

Marina May 19, 2013, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #273724

I couldn’t help but think that Ladd Russo would really REALLY want to kill Tess right now.

Jeryon January 24, 2014, 2:31 PM EST.

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