At Loose Ends — Page 17
Default skyscraper ad

Author commentary

Veronica: Back into Abbey ‘s head we go

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

Default rectangle ad

Comment ID #208304

Well, the mood hasn’t improved a bit…
It probably has something to do with the colors in the background and the everyone always looking down with their faces darkened out…
But I mean, right now its like comic to comic with good sounding news and bad reactions.


FShounen February 8, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #208306



Also man Tess sure is chugging that booze :U

Null February 8, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #208307

This is like an episode from LOST, all full of flashbacks, but still very interesting, can’t wait for more! <3

Karma Kitty February 8, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #208308

haha jasmine is such a good dancer. That is the saddest thing when Molly asks about her parents. oh man. and then there’s Tess getting drunk, again. Haha thanks a ton Taeshi and SuitCase

Deuce Moose February 8, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #208309

I don’t think they’re supposed t be driving in both lanes at the same time. XD But I am glad that you’re exploring more into Abbey’s past. I find it quite interesting despite the darker tone of the flashbacks.

Qsandas February 8, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #208310

Molly in a carseat is adorable, and lol at sarah being no more than a faded figure in the background

Redeneck February 8, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #208311

Daisy is awesomely cute in the second panel. :D

Ee February 8, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #208312

wheres lucy??

Hay February 8, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #208314

lol Mike’s face in the first panel. Oh yea we get to know more about Abbey :)

I think i can see someone’s shadow that is in the shape of Lucy. Or is my eyes deceiving me. (there right behind Paulo)

tylily February 8, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #208315

Very nice page, this is why I love this comic, cute panels + good story = AMAZING!

Caleb February 8, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #208316

Jasmine looking the cutest as always.

Leo February 8, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #208317

yayore bout abbey..but wherz lucy??

Grace February 8, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #208318

Mike’s face is :unsure: priceless -__-

Someone New February 8, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #208319

@Qsandas: maybe we can chalk it up to the (foster) dad being terrible at driving?
this is such a sad page tho
sobs into someone’s shirt because so many feelings for fictional cats

kurihiru February 8, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #208320

well, we knew the anti angst couldn’t last for long, so here we go again. let’s see where this goes and how much intel we can gather in this part, seems like that papa may be in jail and that’s the best case scenario. But i wonder what they mean by get better, that’s twice we’ve heard it and i don’t think she’s in a coma. So, did abbey’s dad drive her insane?

gunsniper February 8, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #208321

But—but—its cramped in here D: theres too many memories of angst, i cant even make room for my laptop, how will i survive in here!!!! D:

Seraphara February 8, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #208322

David trying to dance with Mike. (Good ol David) Tess is drinking… Katie is trying to be popular or something in the background… PauloxJasmine are doing some thing… and Abbey goes back to his childhood past.

Just how this comic should be. (Never change David, stay goofy :))

Blue Sly February 8, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #208323

Tess is hitting the bottle XD

WakyWizerdX February 8, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #208324

Tess getting’ drunk
David bein’ sexually confused
Mike bein’ normally confused
Sue standin’ in the background
That Mute Guy talkin’, off screen of course
That poodle girl (Courtney?) actin’ like she pretty in her dress
Paulo and jasmine… doing that weird sixties be-bop dance move?
Daisy bein’ that passionate little nut she is
And Abby? Not enjoying a moment of it.
I’m sorry for him.

Curtisimo - step one: APPOLOGISE.

Curtisimo February 8, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #208326

*I randomly appear in the next comic*
Me: “Tess! Stop getting drunk! I know its Christmas, but COME ON!!! You’re under aged!!!”
Tess: “Woooo! PARTEY!!!” *Grabs me and starts ‘dancing’ with me*
Me: “Oh, GOD. Not again!!! D:
Great job on the car!

Ice Shield February 8, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #208328

:/ has anyone noticed that Lucy is not there?

matt February 8, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #208329

I noticed, not a big issue though, girl needs some alone time to get her life straight. we probably won’t see her for a while.

gunsniper February 8, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #208330

@matt: Wow… I just noticed that!!! Not that its surprising that she’s not there… :O

Ice Shield February 8, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #208332

Maybe after what happened the previous chapter Lucy is avoiding everyone?

Inumaru12 February 8, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #208336

Lucy hates the world

Koi February 8, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #208338

2nd panel :meme:NOW KISS:meme:

paulosawesome February 8, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #208339

MOLLY! DAISY! ABBEY! FGSFDSHNNG. The cute! It’s destroying every cell in my body! ACK. Also bonus points for the foster parents. The simple concept of a cat and a dog loving eachother is nice to see. I wonder what made them choose Abbey N’ Molly?

DeValt & Whittaker February 8, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #208340

Is that a new coloring/background thing there or is Sue unfinished? It looks a little off place to me. Hrm. The into the Abbey mind blending is awesome though.

Nekotic February 8, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #208341

Huh, I guess the drinking age in the BCB world is about 18 since Tess is drinking a booze bottle.

Darf14 February 8, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #208342

B’awww. This just makes me want to hug David, then forcefully drag Abbey into the lovey huggyness.

MikaMonster February 8, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #208343

@everyone dont worry, lucy’ll show up… Standing out in the cold being all sad and miserable and alone while looking through the window at everyone, but no one will notice her….such is life….

Redeneck February 8, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #208344

looks like it, there are also countries where 18 is the legal drinking age, so yeah.

strider February 8, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #208345

If Tess gets drunk, then it’s an official party! 8-D
Also, poor Abbey :( I hope we get to see his mom again

XYZ February 8, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #208346

Man, poor Abbey…. having all these memories surfacing now, when he really wants to make Daisy happy… Oh god, I can already see tradegy forthcoming on this. Such a shame :(

nsvoboda February 8, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #208347

Abbey! Dance with your girl! Dance dammit! Stop stewing in your memories!

The Good Doctor February 8, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #208348

Were is lucy? I haven´t see her in the party

Minona February 8, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #208349


Shannon February 8, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #208350

What? Did you say “Back into insanity-funfun-land” Taeshi? Because I heard insanity-funfun-land.

Geraldo February 8, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #208351

It looks like everyone else is having a good time but I guess Abby has to flashback through the whole party… Also little Molly looks so adorable!!

Wolf128 February 8, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #208352

Lol, i just realized it was chapter 69…..yep…..

Redeneck February 8, 2012, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #208353

@Curtisimo: I believe her name is Katie. And great page, Taeshi, I love the JasminexPaulo dancing!

Flara February 8, 2012, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #208354

The past can hurt, either run from it or learn from it. This means pick one and move on. The important part for you abbey is MOVE ON.

DinR February 8, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #208355

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaa, Tess! Drink it up :D

I like how Paulo and Jasmine are dancing together. <3 so cute. I even liked the cute moment of Abbey and Daisy <3 Favorite couple ever.

Aoriki February 8, 2012, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #208356

Poor Abby, having to deal with his past while trying to have fun with everyone.

As for Lucy, my prediction is that she’s going to just skip the party ‘cus she’s still messed up over what Mike said.

BLG February 8, 2012, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #208357

Jazzie and Paulo’s dancing reminds me of something from those cheesy old ‘Scary God Mother’ movies that play on ‘Cartoon Network’ every Halloween.

Lola February 8, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #208358

Sue blends into the background very well… Was that intentional, for some sort of symbolism? Since she is, after all, only a MINOR character.

withoutbelief February 8, 2012, 1:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #208359

ye! Abby never talks about his problems with daisy! like a real man does

lucioMJ February 8, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #208360

Oh man, Tess sure is slammin’ it. Atta girl.

SushiJaguar February 8, 2012, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #208361

I enjoy paulo x jasmine. even just a single image like the one here makes me smile.

and hooray for Lost esq flashbacks!

Alpharius February 8, 2012, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #208362

wow ehehe mood difference in real life to mind its weird correct. but still learning more of the past is good? :unsure:

Lionesst February 8, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #208363

Oh my hahahahahahaha XD
I love the dance Paulo and Jess are doing

Shoop-a-doop February 8, 2012, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #208364

My goodness, young(er) Molly is adorable.

Stormy February 8, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #208365

And no one has even noticed that Lucy isn’t there. Talk about great friends. -___-

Nik_Nak February 8, 2012, 2:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #208366


ikr? I think at least Paulo should have noticed. Or Sue, she was so protective of her when Mike rejected Lucy’s confession.

Something tells me that Lucy wont notice if one of them was gone, though..

Hal February 8, 2012, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #208367

Oh yay, Tess is an under-aged drinker! Par-tay!

I’m getting antsy for Abbey to see his mom again.

Michael S. February 8, 2012, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #208368

wow jazzy’s hair is so shiny!! i love it! also poor abby you’re not my favorite but everyone needs to be happy at christmas time so snap out those memories cabbit boy <3

luna February 8, 2012, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #208369

You Go David! XD

Leen619 February 8, 2012, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #208370

Anybody else see Tess drinking beer, or am I just imagining it?

TraceLegacySSOF February 8, 2012, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #208371

There could be a simple explanation as to why they haven’t question about Lucy yet; she could already be there and Tess checked on her before. Tess then let others know that she’s around, and some people could have been hanging with her before Daisy and Abby showed up, and then Mike showed up, and she told people that she was leaving, or would be around. It’s only been a few pages people, she’s probably been around, just off camera.

They also probably don’t know about the Mike-Lucy incident, cus Lucy probably doesn’t want people to freak over her/doesn’t think it’s important enough to bring up/beat Mike up, and Mike probably forgot about it/doesn’t think much of it/thought it needed to be done and it’s no one’s business.

Tess might know of it, because she seems a bit off/distant/nervous, but doesn’t want people to worry/throw fits/beat Mike up, cus she doesn’t want to disrupt the party vibe (it’s her christmas party, and she probably doesnt want the night to be remembered badly). She isn’t reacting with rage aimed at Mike cus Lucy probably made it seem like it was her fault/that it was only a little tiff and that it’s nothing to worry about.

If anything, she’d probably tell Tess (the light details, not the soul crushing parts), out of pressure, cus she’d invite Lucy personally, and would want to know reasons as to why Lucy would refuse her invite (which she might have).

As for the page, it’s quite delightful, yet things don’t feel quite right. I like Paulo and Jazz’s poses, and Mike looks uncomfortable/surprised, which amuses me.

the other white meat February 8, 2012, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #208372

Well its legal. She became 18 years old a few days ago.

EricKm February 8, 2012, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #208373

Does the license plate actually say “JUL”? That would be hillarious since it translates into “christmas”~!

Golen February 8, 2012, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #208375

Back too drinken huh tess,all over the fact tha paulo has moved on

lov/hate February 8, 2012, 3:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #208376

That is moonshine she’s drinking

Sneaky Confectionary February 8, 2012, 3:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #208377

Lol, drinking again, Tess? AW! It’s Molly!! :love:

Subaru February 8, 2012, 3:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #208378

EVERYBODY DANCE NOW~ Oh and Sue looks so beautiful in the first panel. STUNNING.

@Golen: So you’re from Scandinavia too, huh? =D

Kibondo February 8, 2012, 4:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #208379

XD Oh David…and Tess is Drinking(funny if she is drunk later)
BTW:The car is AWESOME!!!
And for Abbey,this is getting interesting.

SGRTC February 8, 2012, 4:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #208380

why does panel 1 make me remember of matryoshka (vocaloid reference) ? and lol mike david

bittersweetlucy February 8, 2012, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #208381

Paulo and Jazz have way too much fun together xD

nebulaSG February 8, 2012, 4:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #208382

Hey,have you ever thought of expanding your works?Why dont you post your comics somewhere else,so people may get to know what you do.Perhaps,Newgrounds or something like that?

John February 8, 2012, 4:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #208383

wow I think amaya is speaking to someone, in panel 2!

boh... February 8, 2012, 4:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #208384

Is it me or this chapter doesn’t have an “END” at the last page :question:

By the way, I love PauloxJazzie dancing :-*

Udin February 8, 2012, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #208385

John: Posting to Newgrounds would only bring more of the internet’s bountiful supply of idiots here.

SushiJaguar February 8, 2012, 5:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #208386

I seem to recall a time Tae said she couldnt draw cars…
*looks at pannel 3*
Looks like a van to me, guess because of that it bupasses the rule :P

Seraphara February 8, 2012, 6:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #208387

well well, but, where’s lucy?

Mikanime February 8, 2012, 6:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #208388

Paulo and Jasmine might be having the best time at the party.

Kindle Kat February 8, 2012, 6:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #208389

I have to say I do love this page, but if I might make a suggestion-
While we can tell they’re younger from the mood of the page and from context clues, they don’t LOOK that much younger. I’d give a suggestion on how to achieve this if I knew so myself, sorry

wantingtohelp February 8, 2012, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #208392

I thought that Tessa or Tess was under the legal age of drinking. Guess that doesn’t matter in her world. ????? out.

????? February 8, 2012, 7:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #208393

Ok, seriously? David is forcing Mike to dance with him… Hopefully there isn’t a mistletoe where they are dancing. That would just be plain awkward.

????? February 8, 2012, 7:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #208394

Molly is teh only normal fella of that former damned family and yet she is so naive, even when turns 10.

Ana aka Knux-the-Killer February 8, 2012, 7:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #208395

Nice birthday present :>
Love this comic! Sooo much x3

Neko February 8, 2012, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #208396


Mayonaka February 8, 2012, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #208397

oh david. always the crazy one…. :love:

Meh February 8, 2012, 7:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #208398

Tess is the oldest of the bunch, she is 18.
Where i come from that is legal age for drinking.
And Paulo is that way, why would it surprise you? ^^

Zarylo February 8, 2012, 7:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #208399

Oh I love the party scene up there. I needed some david :D

Serge February 8, 2012, 7:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #208401

does this mean that abbys parents are dead D;

aaron 16 February 8, 2012, 7:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #208402

Wow, been awhile since I commented on here. Someone had the same name idea as me, I realized, so I changed mine to be fair <3

Anyway, so I’m going to guess that ‘Roseville’ is somewhere where the drinking age is indeed 18. Where I come from, it is 21, but it’s not odd to me that she’s drinking cause you know kids.

And Paulo and Jazzy have finally made their way into on of my favorite couples. They just have fun together, it’s cute and a character change for Paulo, especially from his earlier years.

Last but not least, I wonder if Abbey relives this all the time. Or if it just depends on the time of the year. I’m hoping the latter, it would be depressing if this is all he can think about day to day. The back story is a good insight into his life and I can’t wait to see more. Here’s to him <3 I hope he can find his mom, someday. Alive and preferably in a better state of mind then when she left him and Molly.

Bunni Skellington February 8, 2012, 7:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #208404

8-D Daviiiiid!! He hasn’t been in the comic for a while. Also I know I keep on saying it, but Paulo & Jasmine really are so adorable. #^_^# I have no idea what they’re doing in the first panel but it’s cute xD

Lizzie February 8, 2012, 8:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #208405

Also, Lucy’s not here. I forgot to mention that. ;_; poor Lucy. *hugs*

Lizzie February 8, 2012, 8:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #208407

Yay for David! Always happy to see our resident merry idiot.

And look, he’s naked!

Things like Abbey’s flashbacks make me really glad for the relatively stable and sane childhood I had.

It wasn’t a great childhood, but it was better than some. :(

Fruvous February 8, 2012, 8:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #208409

1. way David is back once again 8-D

2. nice car whats the brand looks like some kinda heart :D

3. oh gawd i barley noticed has tess been turning into a heavy drinker over the years

4. Book simply amazing can’t wait for volume 2

taro February 8, 2012, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #208410

Poor Abby.

And no one seems to care that Lucy isn’t there, either. I doubt she would’ve gone because of Mike anyway.

I hope Abby can see his mom again?

Kixxar February 8, 2012, 8:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #208411

I guess the therapy wasn’t working?

Iris February 8, 2012, 8:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #208412

Ok, so, here’s the plan: We have the party people put Abey and Lucy in the middle of the room, stand back, and before they can shuffle back to the mass we (The readers) jump out and yell, “BANZAI!!!” and attack glomp them tell they’re happy. :P BEST PLAN EVER. Also, we have everyone else join in too. (P.S. I’ma gonna make SURE that Mike glomps Lucy. 8-D )

Cheeze February 8, 2012, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #208413

gd abby let it go have some fun you killjoy. :P

the fry pwnr February 8, 2012, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #208414

cheeze do you even know what banzi means :smirk:? because for 1 im not chiness 2 i don’t have a bayonet and 3 if i was chiness and had a bayonet i wouldent go around stabing people with it. espeshaly bcb society. and the uniforms are itchy. :/

the fry pwnr February 8, 2012, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #208415

I has list of comments:
1. First panel is funny.
2. Where is Lucy?
3. not only is the car so detailed but the party panels too, a give you an applause for the art, its awesome. :)
4. Poor Abbey and his sister, I do hope they reunite with their mother.

Starkeyblade February 8, 2012, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #208416

Well about the mother thing i can just say. Move on .

Like every other caracther in this comic says :D XD

BraveH February 8, 2012, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #208417

Awww! Abbeys little sister is so cute! This chapter may be one of the angstiest yet, but those big cute little eyes just make me want to SQEEEE!<3<3<3 Little Abbey forever!

Apple February 8, 2012, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #208418

There’s David, I missed him.

Stryyder February 8, 2012, 10:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #208419

without David in this it wouldn’t work. well played.

the fry pwnr February 8, 2012, 10:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #208420

It bothers me to see Mike after what he just did to Lucy. : x Can’t get past it.

Abbey’s sister really IS adorable though. :3

Person February 8, 2012, 11:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #208421

Mike seems scared and confused: D: + :unsure:
Just relax Mike, it’s only David being David, which is awkwardly awesome! 8-D

Xenos February 8, 2012, 11:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #208422

@Cheeze sounds like a plan to me! :D

Lizzie February 8, 2012, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #208423

Hnng. Daisy. You poor. Thing.

Dat jealousy. 8D

And…YES. Molly you adorable thing yoooou~~ B’aww. Poor Abby. ; 3; So many sad pandass~

Yaschiri February 8, 2012, 11:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #208424

Tess! Make sure to save us some of that! D:

PurpleLeaf February 8, 2012, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #208425

so wait, they’re being raised by two different people but the mom still gets beat by the dad? wtf?

Mr.Dude February 8, 2012, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #208426

I also cant get past what Mike did to Lucy. Mad Lucy
But other than that, this has beek a really awesome book! :love:

Raven February 8, 2012, 12:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #208427

Mike’s face =

Well, :D + :unsure: can be interesting, but I still have hope for Mad Lucy + :unsure:.

Anyway, that is really great story and i enjoy for every page. :)

As usually sorry for bad grammar .

Arhol February 8, 2012, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #208428

David’s back in the comic! Finally!

I really missed the lovable goof. He’s always great for lightening the mood.

Spirit February 8, 2012, 12:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #208429

Huzzah! Back to badpastaville!

42 February 8, 2012, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #208430

Random thing - I’ve been backtracking through this arc, and I’ve noticed that Abbey has a reappearing and disappearing dark back stripe (I’m familiar with the Abyssinian breed, I know most have one, particularly when young); but it seems you cannot decide whether he has one or not, as it’s never always there or not there. Can I just ask, which is it meant to be? Anal detail, but it’s bothering me a bit!

Jackspanner February 8, 2012, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #208431

I question what tess as drinking lol xD

Thamix February 8, 2012, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #208432

lol, even in a party with Daisy, Abbey can become that way…

Jack Silvermoon February 8, 2012, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #208433

I’m forever going to be rooting for DavidxMike.

Grapes February 8, 2012, 3:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #208434

oh tes…drinking more will only make you vulnerable to 8-) ‘s hotness! although if matt got drunk and he and paulo were in the same room…*writes a fanfiction*

Skye February 8, 2012, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #208435

Three things.
1: Why is David the only one WITHOUT clothes?
2: Abbey needs to calm down, and rest his mind for a bit.
3: In the last panel, look at Abbey’s expression. He knows what happened. And he knows it is bad.

I want to see the next page! This is going to be a VERY good chapter.
Good as in like… story wise.
Cause I have a feeling that what happened was quite horrible.

Darkverose February 8, 2012, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #208437

Isn’t it hard for Molly to see through those bangs?

Amity February 8, 2012, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #208438

love paulo and jazzie’s dancing!

netherrest February 8, 2012, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #208440

Hey look, more memories!

Also, minor note, but it looks like Lucy’s not at Tess’s party. Not a surprise, really, because of what Mother****er Mike did to her last chapter.

TheX400096 February 8, 2012, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #208442

they’re not eating them, it’s a by product of them cleaning themselves. their tongues act just like a brush and if you ever seen a long haired persons brush you would know that shedding hairs get caught in the bristles. So that’s what a hairball is, all the hair they’ve collected while cleaning themselves.

strider February 8, 2012, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #208443

Tess: chugging the whole bottle nbd

thgodfry February 8, 2012, 6:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #208444


Special K February 8, 2012, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #208445

Into the memories! Aw…….Abbey! Why do u have to be thinking of memories when your GF is with you!!!!!!!!
And Taeshi…i find it wierd that since I have started reading your comic (This is not trying to start a chat I’m just making a statement) My life has been just like the comic charactors!!!!

Ikuto February 8, 2012, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #208446

abbey and daisy look so cute dancing together :love:

me8thepie February 8, 2012, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #208448

Mike’s face in that first panel. DAT FACE.

-A- February 8, 2012, 7:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #208453

Wow i just have to many things to say about this page, Ahem First of the Colors r sublime i love the chrismas colors! Sue Looks awsome :love: she’s all water colery. I also like how ya got her to look like she is in the back ground, lol where she belongs :P Paulo and jazzy r at there most fun, love drunken Tessa, and the humor with david just Awsome. Whats going on with Daisy and abby is cool. Don’t know how we got there last i checked daisy was upset about sandy but i diegress. The transition in memorys is just awsome, the mood is set, i think this might be my new favorite page, and the tone from the party to how abby is feeling internaly… god Awsome! I don’t know where Taeshi or Suitcase learned how to story tell so well but guys r friggin Awsome! Waiting for next page! :)

JustSomeCritic February 8, 2012, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #208455

i wonder what tess is drinking
she looks very calm and relaxed right there


Hell In my Clouds February 8, 2012, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #208456

David, you would…..almost makes me forget the douche Mike has been, and Pity him for being dragged into the dance with David…. Tess…. Is that Alcohol? I can see an X on the side…… and Back In Time Abbey~

Vega February 8, 2012, 8:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #208458

I actually kinda agree with FShounen even if he may have been being sarcastic. You’ve gotten a lot better at drawing them. : ) Toyota ftw!

I can imagine Paulo and Jasmine dancing to some amazing pop song that I’ve never heard before. You drew them really well. GAHH RACHEL KILL IT

Poor naïve Molly. I wonder how bad it got with Abbey’s mom…

JC February 8, 2012, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #208460

I do hope abbey doesn’t go all willy loman on us.
That would be a problem.

Quaddy February 8, 2012, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #208461

mike is like whit wut? *dave grabs mike’s arm out of no where*

alex February 8, 2012, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #208462

poor what’s her name, she just blended into the background in the first panel

shonenjump1 February 8, 2012, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #208463

aww :( abbys having another flashback.. poor guy.. cnt even enjoy a dance without thinking of his past.

:x hey Taesh. just a thought. sue kinda blends into the walls. maybe u could outline her a little bit? not saying u did bad or anything, i love ur art and story she just kinda looks funny.

TreeFrog February 8, 2012, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #208464

Its like there is some sort of conservative Sue pin up on the wall to make up for the lack of her appearance. Good Job

Mercury February 8, 2012, 10:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #208465

Love second panel so much <3

Effie February 8, 2012, 10:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #208466

Love it how the one hosting the actual party pretty much says ‘bugger this’ and starts chugging the booze.

Cynicaldealist February 8, 2012, 10:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #208468

Well that looks like a fun party. Has to be since David’s there! 8-D And come on , Sue! I know you’ve kinda been in the background lately but ….really? By the way, nice car, Tae!

Trey February 9, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #208470

I am the only one wondering why Lucy isn’t here. I have noticed that a lot really. Ever since that day that Mike just started ignoring her, she hasn’t been anywhere except the sleepover. It as if they don’t mind she isn’t with them either. Hopefully Mike is not right about his theory and I am just overreading things…

Timni February 9, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #208473

Yeah noticed the absence of Lucy as well. Something definetely happened to her, or she’s alone or even just late. Maybe she’s with Augustus. GASP.

Wonderful job though- although Sue definetely blends a bit too much into the wall.

Rye February 9, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #208474

@ Rye
Right we all remember what happen when they didn’t go.

AwesomeKid16 February 9, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #208475

David, why are you always naked?

Shameful dog.

Blur February 9, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #208476

It’s a very nice town- lol I remember hearing those words from me mum in elementary school and then having the police come to the door step saying there was a murdered dead body in a car infront of the house asking my 7 year old self mummy was home or if I saw any suspicious activity lol.!
Haha great page btw!!! Colour effects are beautiful!

Rin February 9, 2012, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #208477

To answer a question, why would Lucy show to a party Mike is at after the brutal verbal smackdown he laid on her? Just being in the same room would ruin the mood.
Plus she agreed to pretty much do the whole project, so she’s off very busy most likely.
Mike hasn’t been at plenty of scenes yet no one has been bothered. It’s simply a matter of you don’t need all the friends in your group 24/7. Sometimes someone just doesn’t want to show up.

Arc February 9, 2012, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #208478

well said, i honestly don’t get why everyone is freaking out because lucy isn’t there.

@certain others,
Good lord guys you’d think the world will end if lucy isn’t in a scene where mike is. the story doesn’t revolve around just lucy or mike. Abbey, Daisy, Paulo, Jazmine, and even Sandy all have their own story that NEEDS to be told. Lucy and mike has had their time in the limelight and we now know more than we ever wanted to know about them. As far as lucy it’s time for her to take a step back to evaluate herself and find out what the truth of her true character is. Because personally i think that lucy has only been mirroring what others want her to be, she doesn’t have a true identity yet, so she needs to find herself to actually become a real character and not just a mirrored reflection of others.
As far as mike, he’s still kinda essential to telling sandy’s story so yeah we kind of still need him in the picture (but for now just as a point of reference to sandy’s ETA). Anyways, while these characters are doing their thing we get to see the other characters FINALLY get a chance to get some freaking context. Christ we have little to nothing in terms of info to subtext in virtually ALL the other characters. So, my opinion lucy can take a nice long vacation from the story so we can FINALLY understand what makes the other characters, the pers- catper- character they are.

strider February 9, 2012, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #208479

For some reason I can imagine David wearing these amazingly christmas-y long socks, that are both polka-dotted and striped, with mistle-toe on the tops of the feet(that we can’t see), as the only clothing he’s wearing. It feels right to me 8-D

the other white meat February 9, 2012, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #208480

@strider I agree. It would be much more dramatic if she were to take a vacation from the comic as you say. Better to let the anticipation build. Nothing is more nerve wracking than to induce absolute character turmoil and then, say, the book ends there.

If Taeshi can’t help herself… then Lucy being seen in a window and when people come out to investigate only seeing running tracks in the snow her size would work just as well with building the drama.

Kill me for liking a character and hoping I can assure myself they’re at least not curled up in a ball in their bed knowing there was a party tonight. I also want to see what the true problem with Abbey is, but I really do empathize with Lucy’s state.

Biblioholic February 9, 2012, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #208481

I don’t empathize with lucy, but i do slightly sympathize with her, she took a very powerful hit. As far as my opinion of mike, come on biblio, you know where i stand on that. However, i feel that we can’t get through one chapter where we can finally learn more about the other characters without it the focus shifting to a lucy/mike drama fest. i want to see abbey’s drama fest, i want to see the other characters flesh out. taeshi is a great writer, but she has to continously shift focus to lucy/mike so much that some of the characters seem flat. don’t get me wrong i like all the characters (the obvious exception being augustus) but i just feel none of them are getting the time they deserve to build on their characters. They just feel like set pieces to move lucy and mike’s story along, when they should be getting just as much of the focus.

sorry for the rant, but i’ve had that one building up for a while.

strider February 9, 2012, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #208483

Wow that’s quite a rant, derp. anyhow, although the attempted rape plays a part in it, it’s more that he has all the charm of a snake in the grass.

strider February 9, 2012, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #208487

MAURII-CHAN! ._. <- Cuteness!!!!

Icing February 9, 2012, 4:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #208489


alfie the artick fox February 9, 2012, 7:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #208490

@Strider Augustus never attempted rape, he is just bad at kissing girls romantically.

Martys February 9, 2012, 8:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #208491

paulo and jasmine are dancing Matryoshka ?

xXsakura1989Xx February 9, 2012, 9:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #208492

Abbey, why you so depressing can’t you just stay with the dance and have fun (or try to)?!
I keep feeling so bad for him, I want to hug him in every page of this chapter ;w;

Raichu February 9, 2012, 9:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #208494

Man, poor Abbey. He’s a great guy. Yet, somewhere in there, is an evil side of him because of his father. His past must haunt him a lot.

Just sayin February 9, 2012, 10:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #208497

For the one complaining that Lucy and Mike get all the attention…
>_> It says very clearly on the “about” page that they are the protagonists of the story… so of course the comic will mainly focus on their stories.

The other characters, though also important, are the supporting cast. It’s like that in every story you’ll ever read, every movie you’ll ever watch, every comic you’ll ever read, or any TV show. Supporting character’s may get their bits of the limelight, but the main focus will always be on the protagonists since the story is ultimately about their journey.

. February 9, 2012, 10:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #208498

I started reading this comic around midway through “pillow talk”, and really just thought of it as an amusing read with some interesting characters. This arc is grabbing my interest like none of the others have done so far. Keep it up!

Jay P. February 9, 2012, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #208499

wow, read all 450+ pages in two weeks and now I’m finally caught up to this….. this A-mazing chapter! I’m kinda interested in Abbey’s adoptive father right now, he’s only had a cameo or two, but I guess lawyers like him must be busy. Keep up the awesome work Taeshi!

foreveryoung5 February 9, 2012, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #208501

omg abbey! this is starting to get interesting ;)

eagammer1 February 9, 2012, 11:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #208502

Abbey’s expression in the 3rd panel (the sequence into the flashback) is AMAZING. Great work!

Tashanoodle February 9, 2012, 11:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #208503

The comic is very short

ghjhd February 9, 2012, 12:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #208504

Yes all short!

totodaj February 9, 2012, 12:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #208505

But cool

totodaj February 9, 2012, 12:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #208507

that’s the thing, supporting cast is simply that, supporting. At best they have a minimal backstory that has a worthiness, keyword here of worthiness, of about a two page cover in the beginning and in the beginning of this comic that was the case. But that has since changed, the story as it’s being told now has given a higher level of precedence to the other characters. So in a sense they have developed a story line seperate and for the most part independant of the previous main protagonist, thus they are no longer just supporting characters. They have risen the status of main cast as well, so if the arc is concentrated on them it needs to stay on them.

uh-huh, yeah riiight and if i kill a man who my wife is screwing behind my back, am i not still a murderer? So looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, it’s a bucking DUCK!

strider February 9, 2012, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #208508

Lulz, Mike’s expression

Zo February 9, 2012, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #208509

Hmmm. Little Abbey gives off a serious Molly vibe. Which is ts to say I wanna hug him.

Hoheh Iyah Hohee February 9, 2012, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #208510

noooo! my comment in the first 3 is gone!! ._.

anyways, I wanted to post a very long and elaborate comment, but, as I’ve said before, my computer is ****ed, and i have to use my Wii. so, I will try to get something up for the week of the 22nd for David’s birthday.

@Tashi: I do have some important things to say, and so look for me that week on the top 3, I hope. :unsure:

Invader Rex February 9, 2012, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #208511

No Lucy, sad kitty ._. is sad.

Chibiterasu February 9, 2012, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #208512

never really noticed til now, David is pretty huge!

numagirl22 February 9, 2012, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #208513

Gotta Love Tess! *Glug Glug Glug Glug*

Ikuto February 9, 2012, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #208514

You now in this chapter all the characters look way older now 8-D

catears February 9, 2012, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #208516

and, of course, lucy is taking no part in this :(

DD February 9, 2012, 4:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #208517

Does david ever wear clothes?

Kitkat February 9, 2012, 5:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #208518

Kitkat, he does. He is always wearing a fur coat.

CritterRhode February 9, 2012, 6:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #208520

Oh,something else…The book,to what chapter does it have?The book s been out for a while,and I really really wanted to see this comic completed on it.

Chapter,not comic,lol.

John February 9, 2012, 6:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #208521

is Tess drinking beer?

Eva Cann February 9, 2012, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #208523

ok ok its just some pop called Xtra okas?

GoldenCappuccinoFlame February 9, 2012, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #208524

I love how David never wears clothes. I may be wrong but I have noooooo memory of him wearing anything except sunglasses. … And I’m surprised how many people noticed his nudity…

Serge February 9, 2012, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #208526

why is everyone surprised david doesn’t wear clothes? all the characters 98% of the time are walking around without clothes on. In their universe, like all other anthropomorphized animal universes, clothing is optional. But at least it’s not pervertedly drawn. (believe me there are some comics out there that use the same ideas about furry universes and there is also a bit of perversion in the way some of those characters are drawn when they are nude.)

strider February 9, 2012, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #208527

yo i iz back and this is for when lucy when she was down and throughing up in the trash can. read the lyrics in the description D: .

moon bay moomba February 9, 2012, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #208528

So, I take a week off, come back on after four more pages have been posted, and then find out it’s only Thursday, not Friday, and only three new pages are up -__-

Back to the stupid suspense >_>
But, if you can get that reaction out of most of your readers, it’s a sign of a good story.

Also, who’s driving Abbey and Molley?

Enigggma February 9, 2012, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #208529

Janet’s eyes color changed?

Emy February 9, 2012, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #208530

omg how tall is david these days?

Georginorx February 9, 2012, 11:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #208532

@strider I think the whole point is that of course David doesn’t wear clothes! He’s David. And it’s out of the ordinary because we’ve seen every other character wear clothes before.

Serge February 9, 2012, 11:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #208605


Rusco Istar February 10, 2012, 4:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #208712

And the car looks amazing, btw. c:

Faery February 10, 2012, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #208724

@bittersweetlucy it reminds me matryoshka too xD

@the other white meat I would be part of the crowd beating mike up Mad Lucy

Skwie February 10, 2012, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #208729

What is Tess drinking?

ema February 11, 2012, 5:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #208756


StarSturdy February 12, 2012, 5:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #208932

@Ema Isn’t it obvious? Lol.

James February 13, 2012, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #210384

I have this weird feeling , Sandy is hiding something , or she is plotting something evil XD

Arienncia February 24, 2012, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #215374

i honestly hate mike,he acts like nothing happened after he just basically killed lucy inside,i love lucy so much,mike just makes me so angry,gog,i want to punch him so hard,right in the face,he deserves it

HomestuckGorillaz April 29, 2012, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #224325

Crap Tess, seriously, but Paulo and Jasmine are the best dancers ever! Yet, David and Mike are the best dancers of all of them :P

o_o August 2, 2012, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #233326

tess, what are you doing? Tess?! STAHHP!!!

Pat Ball November 26, 2012, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #248531

The car is the 2001 Rav4….. its a good car

Gold June 11, 2013, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #259331

sue blending into the wall CAMOFLAUGE SUE david’s face-shadow looks like an eyepatch PIRATE DAVID katie’s dress in panel two is awesome KATIE AS USUAL

Astrid555.1 September 12, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #273109


Aquacat January 16, 2014, 7:47 PM EST.

Default skyscraper ad

Talk about this page!


Use this short URL in your Tweets:

Or use the form below:



Tag your Tumblr posts with:

#bittersweet candy bowl

Or use the form below:



Post to BCB’s official page:

Or share to your timeline:


(You could also join us on Discord!)

Join the BCB Discord server

We’ll look for your comments and highlight our favorites on the homepage.

Default leaderboard ad

© 2006–2018 Lovely Sunny, LLC. Created by Veronica Vera and Oliver Bareham. RSS (pages) RSS (chapters) Privacy policy