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Veronica: Only a few things upset Molly.

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Comment ID #208533

I get the feeling that Molly had a lot of episodes like this as a child. In related news, Taeshi’s car drawing skills have improved a LOT, or has she always been able to draw the inside well?

Random Internet Loser February 10, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #208534

Poor Molly! D:

Atelisi February 10, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #208536

Uhhh daang. Sensitive spot. poor Molly, she doesnt even know the norms. Though to be fair, Kevin does have a mean face on.

Serge February 10, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #208537

haha oh dang i shouldn’t laugh but it was kinda funny especially the last panel. thanks a ton Taeshi.

Deuce Moose February 10, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #208539

Oh wow, Molly is more broken than I thought.

Ee February 10, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #208541

Aww poor mollyyyyyy

Bridgeotto February 10, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #208542

Aaawwww my heart >’: Molly.

Grapes February 10, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #208544

awww Molly… she must have saw worst then that :(

tylily February 10, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #208545

Wow you are kidding me!!!

AwesomeKid16 February 10, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #208546


Khajiit February 10, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #208547

Wow, but I don’t blame Molly for that. PTSD to the max! But I am glad they got out of that, and they find their mother. And to you, random internet user, yeah, real smooth, posting some random letter just to be first.

Renadt February 10, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #208549

Poor girl is traumatized….

Xenos February 10, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #208550

Awwww,le cute comic….where can i get the book?

Hayley234 February 10, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #208551

Aww, poor Molly. But it’s perfcetly understandable, considering she’s young and all she’s seen is her Dad harm her Mommy cause issues and sadfaceness :/

Poor sweetheart <3

Bunni Skellington February 10, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #208552

Taeshi! Stop making my heart melt like this! Next time I might even need a transplant -3-

Emy February 10, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #208553

You know what else I delete other than people who put in crappy one-word comments just to get first?

People who point it out.

Sorry, SafelyHidden, but you are part of the problem. *delete*

Taeshi February 10, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #208554

Oh my…

She was so adorable just a panel ago D:

Delusional February 10, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #208555

Wow, talk about traumatization. Not really surprised knowing what happened. But this goes to show to what degree the impact on her psyche had.

Qsandas February 10, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #208556

Kevin, you wife beater. o:

Poor Molly though. :

Jax February 10, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #208557

So, wait. Molly got in the car with those people before she even knew who they were? I’m kind of wondering what’s going on here now, circumstance-wise.

Sidnoea February 10, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #208558


A little more emphasis on the “bop” mightve been a benefical, it may be because ive been up for 22 hours straight now and therefore an not thinking straight, but i had to look back over the strip about 2-3 times to figure out why molly was freaking out. Small complaint, but otherwise well done!

Seraphara February 10, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #208560

Seraphara: But that was the point. It was something so minor that set her off.

Taeshi February 10, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #208561

Wonder what the other things are that bother Molly.

Izaya February 10, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #208562

poor molly…. it sucks that she’s so traumatized that even the lightest play punch freaks her out.

SXR123 February 10, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #208563

Oh, thats just…
DAMN YOU, ABBY’S DAD! *fist shake*
You made a little girl cry over a bop! YOU *******! Although, could the adoptive dad have looked any eviler in that panel? And panel five, is that the ‘silent Abby rage’ face or the ‘high pitched scream to the ear’ face?

Curtisimo - it’s not what you have, but how many people are at your funeral.

Curtisimo February 10, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #208564

@ taeshi

In which case, well done! You have successfully trolled my barely consious and unable to spell young mind!

Also: DEEEEEEERP on my part >.

Seraphara February 10, 2012, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #208565

Ahahahaha. Wow. I completely didn’t think about that. That’s some really clever thinking there Tae. The trauma extending that far.

In panel 5, I’m not entirely sure if Abbey’s mad at them for upsetting Molly, or if he’s having a similar negative reaction to the love tap as Molly was… I’m assuming the former, but it’d be interesting if he also has a sorta “trigger” about it.

Maverik February 10, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #208566

Kevin does look slightly like he has malicious intent in that panel!

Zo February 10, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #208567

Dear god almighty… this page has made me cry ;_; I have never cried over a web comic before… these are powerful forces at play

Kdebones February 10, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #208568

N’aw this is one of those times you wish you could reach inside the screen and hug molly and tell her its gonna be fine. D:

Joay February 10, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #208569

Molly, shhhh! I’m trying to read…

PurpleLeaf February 10, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #208570

*Takes PurpleLeaf’s eyes* Now apologize to her

Kdebones February 10, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #208571

Poor Molly!!!!!!!! :’(

Tug February 10, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #208572

Molly have a phobia when a guy hit a girl :D

Udin February 10, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #208573

It took a minute but I see now that the loud, red words from the backseat belong to Abbey.

Which tells me that he’s most likely angry that they upset Molly. Him telling them to stop fooling around because it’s making his sister cry.

So I believe that answers the question about Abbey’s expression in the 5th panel.

DiDi February 10, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #208574

yes she used the same name i have! XD

AshuraKauri February 10, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #208575

Wow. Its almost hard to believe that something like that could actually make someone do react like that.

Trey February 10, 2012, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #208576

Oh come on Mav, he can’t have a trigger about it, otherwise how will he beat Daisy?

Titanium Dragon February 10, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #208577

God… DAMN that Abyssinian sack of **** excuse of a man! If that ******* EVER gets out of his cell, and starts pulling off that crazy **** again, I’m gonna call a certain somebody, and THEN there’s gonna be trouble… with a capital MR. T!!!!!!! Furious Abbey YOU GONNA MEET MY FRIEND, PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarge February 10, 2012, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #208578

Man, Abbey must’ve come a long way. Poor Molly! ;_;

Subaru February 10, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #208579

What a baby! Mad Lucy just smack her mike, shut her up! What’s wrong with her anyway? Just a shoulder tap? Yet she’s still oblivious to what her mom went through? Little brat

Trey February 10, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #208580

@DiDi: Good find; I thought that was Molly at first (didn’t even notice Abbey’s Rage Face :x )

Kdebones February 10, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #208581

@Trey: It probably comes from Molly watching her Mom get beat by her father! Of course she’s going to react like that! Seems like Kevin and Janet realize this only a little too late…

*pats Molly’s head* There there, little one.

Silversoma February 10, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #208582

awww molly its okie :)

Nekochi-Chan February 10, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #208583

@DiDi & @Kdebones
No… No all the red text is Molly. I have no idea where you’re getting that from. Abbey is quietly glaring. Also, all the red text that has a connecting speech line are connected to Molly. Abbey is not yelling at all.

Maverik February 10, 2012, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #208584

So that dashing cats name is Kevin? Awesome~ :love: And adfgh Abbey’s face, he look like he gon’ kill Kev’.

DeValt & Whittaker February 10, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #208585

Oh man when Molly starts crying it just breaks mah heart.. :_(

Wolf128 February 10, 2012, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #208586

D:Aaaargh!!! I fell asleep while camping, no top 3 for me, so no big announcement. For now, have some poetry to soothe Molly:
Frightened little one,
Your nightmare is finally done
Never fear again

Yah, it sucks, but I havent slept in 72 hours, so… :unsure:

Btw, Epic Rage Time

Invader Rex February 10, 2012, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #208587

Oh wow. Poor traumatized children. D:

nalem February 10, 2012, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #208588

Whoops. Touched a nerve there.

ThatGuy February 10, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #208589

You Idiots…

Ice Shield February 10, 2012, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #208590

Wow…she been traumatized. Worst thing to do on a child at a young age ; - ; poor Molly T~T

Aoriki February 10, 2012, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #208591

I felt that. When she starting crying i actually felt it. Dang….


Aspear February 10, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #208592


Candy Corn Lover February 10, 2012, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #208593

;———-; poor thing….

Leen619 February 10, 2012, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #208594

I see that face and….I feel nothing. :L

Jinxed February 10, 2012, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #208595


Xen February 10, 2012, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #208596

I think Molly’s too Sensitive….

EricKm February 10, 2012, 2:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #208597

That… that is too precious. I get that the trauma is causing this reaction, but poor Janet and Kevin. They totally didn’t see that coming. Oh, the little interactions.~

No one is handed a guide to parenting. Take it one step at a time. #^_^#

Spladle of Doom February 10, 2012, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #208598

What a sensitive child. :(

SGRTC February 10, 2012, 3:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #208599

Oh good golly gosh :O
That makes me shed dragon tears aplenty!

IDog February 10, 2012, 3:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #208600

yep, real smooth janet, play fight in front of the kid who had parents who abused each other. You gotta feel for molly, to have such an experience at a young age has definitely left a permanent scar on her.

strider February 10, 2012, 3:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #208612

Dear god. How does abbey live with her.

ignoramus February 10, 2012, 5:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #208613

Well, to be fair, she did just witness her father beat up her mother not too long ago, and she is quite young. Probably like 6-9 at this flashback. She’s mentally scarred, lost both of her parents basically, and hasn’t ever exactly seen her father make a fist at her mother to hit her in a joking, friendly way, and this new guy just balled up his hand into a fist and hit this new lady with it. I might freak out too if I was that young and all of that just happened to me. I don’t think that’s being too sensitive, it’s being emotionally scared.

Indigo February 10, 2012, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #208614

I didn’t know what she was crying about until I saw the panel say “Bop”… Wow Molly.

Blackshadow February 10, 2012, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #208625


my god molly you broke my heart ._.

Jackie February 10, 2012, 6:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #208627

oh boy :(

tron28 February 10, 2012, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #208630

Just thought of something: judging from her reaction, she had already accepted Janet as her new mom. So, there’s that.

Curtisimo - no witty 4 u!

Curtisimo February 10, 2012, 6:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #208631

Well, their father DID beat their mother, so seeing this at such an age would shock you too…

Mikk February 10, 2012, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #208636

Janet is gorgeous and awesome! :love:

Mayonaka February 10, 2012, 7:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #208637

The obvious thing to do now is to smack Molly so she’ll be quiet. Best she learns her place early anyways.

Rukral February 10, 2012, 7:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #208638

heh. I can see why kevin chose to be with janet despite their obvious differences…
In the words of my idol paulo: “I’d hit that.”

Lumpy Space P. February 10, 2012, 8:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #208640

poor mollly… :(

@rukral: THAT is just mean.

asimplefangirl February 10, 2012, 8:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #208641

P.S. Whoa, Abbey is just death glaring Kevin in that fifth panel!

asimplefangirl February 10, 2012, 8:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #208642

What a baby.

Vigtyr February 10, 2012, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #208643

I feel sorry for Molly because after seeing her father beat up her mom for such a long time she doesn’t understand play fighting.

Adrienne February 10, 2012, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #208644

the length of Molly’s bangs is ridiculous, it covers up over half of her eyeballs. It also kind of looks like her face is melting in the second to last panel, I think you exaggerated her face a liiiittle too much there. I don’t need to suggest how you can fix that unless you really wanted it to look like that. The interior of the car looks great though and Janet’s face looks much nicer on this page than in her previous appearances. You’re definitely showing improvement.

rishi-chan February 10, 2012, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #208645

I really love the way you set up the panels, to go with the inside of the car. Very well done. Oh, poor baboo 3 Molly is so sweet.
I really thought I was going to hate this chapter, but I’m really starting to get into it.

Clare February 10, 2012, 9:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #208646

This is really beast *** art and all but its just a case of to much art not enough story. :(

Alex Hester February 10, 2012, 9:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #208647

Awww this made me feel so bad. I want to hug Molly even though I find her annoying most of the time .-.

Raichu February 10, 2012, 9:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #208648

Poor thing, my heart goes out to her.

Link February 10, 2012, 9:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #208650

Oooh dear… D:

Jessica U. Ingmann February 10, 2012, 9:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #208651

I don’t want to know all the things that poor kid has seen.

Dr.Z February 10, 2012, 9:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #208652

Alright! finally more history on one of the most interesting characters!
Wait though! Janet and Kevin are dog and cat aren’t they? so can they be married??!?

foreveryoung5 February 10, 2012, 9:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #208653

@foreveryoung5…..who care’s ? it’s a story where all things can happen :P

thathurts.good? February 10, 2012, 10:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #208654

I have adopted sisters with a few bad perks. I get what’s going on here very well.

Starkeyblade February 10, 2012, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #208655


Molly, shh, it’s okay lil’ one. D: -Cuddle-

Poor Janet too. ; -; And poor Kevin…

Goodness, lots to work through. D:

Yaschiri February 10, 2012, 10:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #208657

very good page and everything teashi, but i have a question. you guys are australians right? shouldn’t the steering wheel be on the right side of the car? or is the part of the bcb world we’ve seen closer to america?

anonymous February 10, 2012, 10:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #208658

I love Janet. She’s so nice and well meaning.

Poor Molly…

Random Nitpick, and I hope I don’t get introuble for this or anything… The page seems like it has 8 panels, so to speak. I’m looking at the 4th to last panel. Abbey not having a right eye (from our view, left) looks… i dunno, just kinda odd… I feel like you could see at least part of it…

Anonymous One February 10, 2012, 10:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #208659

“Hi, Jana!” dsjhfjhfkhf that’s just too cute for words. Oh Molly.

Lizzie February 10, 2012, 10:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #208665

Poor Molly. :(

Also, is it me, or do Kevin and Janet look a lot like the cartoon versions of SuitCase and Taeshi? :P

ravengal February 10, 2012, 11:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #208666

abbey is displeased by your joke

Winter February 10, 2012, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #208667

Ahh…I’m scared.

wolfdragonful February 10, 2012, 11:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #208668

I love Kevin and Janet, however I have a dislike for Molly and an even stronger dislike for Abbey

elinn February 10, 2012, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #208670

Oh no…. This just shattered my heart.

TheGhost February 10, 2012, 11:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #208673

Why not :question: it’s not like there are laws or anything preventing them from getting married. i think you’re confusing marriage with ability to procreate, yes they can be married, they just can’t have biological children. Thus why they adopted abbey and molly

strider February 10, 2012, 12:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #208674

Oh Molly ._. you poor thing…

SJ February 10, 2012, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #208675

Hey it’s Friday! Where da new page!!!!
Ps: I feel bad for Molly, Abbey, and Lucy…

Nyan cat LAWLZ February 10, 2012, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #208676

Lol. Abbey’s face in the fifth box. o.O XD

Jibblywink February 10, 2012, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #208677


treblig February 10, 2012, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #208678

awww…poor molly…although…now that I think of it…it probably isn’t the time to ask for a mikeXpaulo yaoi chappy…

Skye February 10, 2012, 3:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #208679

i am molly… a mini molly? im smaller and my cheeks are chubbier and i could make Jana wanna leave roseville without me

._. ._. ._. ;_; ;_; ;_;

GoldenCappuccinoFlame February 10, 2012, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #208680

@strider Look around, it’s hard to deny that there are people who think there should be laws forbidding marriage between those who cannot procreate. They’re just dumb.

42 February 10, 2012, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #208682

Red text is a really angry Abbey.

Say Something February 10, 2012, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #208683

I love how Abbey looks like he is ready to kill someone

Jack Flop February 10, 2012, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #208684

I love this page, the art is really spot on compared to the last few ones which were looking really weird. Molly in panel 2 is super kawaii

baAr of chocolate February 10, 2012, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #208685

@the people talking about Kevin and Janet’s marriage
In the BCB universe, I believe, anyone/thing can get married to anyone/thing. Just like how it should be. However, with the people in BCB being cats, dogs, the occasional bunny and polar bear, anyone/thing can’t have a kid with anyone/thing, because that’s how animal genetics work. That’s why Kevin and Janet adopted Abby and Molly.
On the same thought pattern, I think I’ve figured out BCB animal-to-race relations. White people are cats, African Americans (political correctness yay!) are dogs, there isn’t enough information on rabbits to judge, but I’m guessing rabbits are Asians, and polar bears are official badasses.
That is all.

Curtisimo - *le sigh*

Curtisimo February 10, 2012, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #208686


soooo im a mix of cat and bunny? lol jk…

DD February 10, 2012, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #208687

I didn’t want to point out anything, Taeshi, but, uh, panel 2, Molly’s arms are missing. I nearly missed it (it’s the adorable-ness that blinded me), but, yeah, compared to panel 5, they are clearly gone.
Still loved it though. ;)

CynicaIdealist February 10, 2012, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #208688

@ DD

dude, that would be awesome! I wonder what that would look like in the BCB uni….

in other news, I have also noticed a huge increase in badasseness in Taeshi’s art in the last few months. keep being awesome!

Terran February 10, 2012, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #208689

veronica WHO DO YOU DO TO HAVE ALOT OFF COMENTS AT THIS SITE??? (is just a perfect but oh man i dont have 1 :( )

unkow February 10, 2012, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #208690


Is he? February 10, 2012, 6:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #208692

This made me cry :(

Adaon February 10, 2012, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #208693

@ CynicaIdealist
No, it’s the car seat straps and buckle. Her arms are underneath. She’s in a booster seat.

Conspiracy Theory February 10, 2012, 6:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #208694

(whimper) poor Molly I just want to give her a hug
I mean sheesh girl is scared for life already cus of her dead beat dad

Shoop-a-doop February 10, 2012, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #208695

I feel so bad for molly. ._. Aparrently janet and kevin are regretting everything that just happened XD

Jemek February 10, 2012, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #208696

wow.. look at abbys eyes. that bop must have set him off too. hes glaring at kevin. poor guy he only ment well. i wonder how long it took these poor kids to drop down to a stable state..

@ Derp : ther is no stereotype. ther have been multiple dogs in the comic tht are light colored and cats tht are dark colored. kazuna is yellowish. rachael is lite colored. molly and abby are kinda dark. and tht cat tht is in love with lucy is dark. i dont see we you are getting the stereotype from.

TreeFrog February 10, 2012, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #208697

I’m not who is worse:: Abraham Sr. or Alejjandro. Until further notice I’ll jjust put both on the “Affirmative” list. Impressive. Wonder what is next?

Hoheh Iyah Hohee February 10, 2012, 6:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #208698

hahahahahaha, shes remembering her dad beating her mom haha

JSossamon February 10, 2012, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #208699

@Curtisimo: Not African Americans specifically, but I have always gotten the impression that dogs were the minority in the BCB world. I think there was a formspring question that talked about this once, even going into how Hitler’s reign of the BCB world would’ve worked.

Floweramon February 10, 2012, 6:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #208700

awww poor Molly they’er just teasing your’ll do that when you get a boyfriend too i hope they do get to see their mom soon and never see the horror of their dad’s face ever again

BlueBunni February 10, 2012, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #208701

Mad Lucy UHHHHG. These comics are becoming more and more like fillers!

I dislike the fact you feel the need to skip around so much.

(Please do not feel bad- constructive critism)

R-E February 10, 2012, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #208702

The criticism is good but try not to put so much anger in them. Lol.
I like these pages though it’s nice to get a better point of view on why Abby acts the way he does. I feel like your comic really covers everything that goes on with the life of a teenager from sex, to drama, to abuse, to more drama Lol. Either way, great page. You rock! :P

Rin February 10, 2012, 6:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #208703

This is so sad ;_;

I love seeing why Abby and Molly are the way they are though.

Hearts for Taeshi :love:

Eemia February 10, 2012, 7:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #208707

abbys face when molly goes no is PRICELESS

caraburningangelcat February 10, 2012, 8:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #208708

i like janet and kevin their a good couple. :)

kitteh February 10, 2012, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #208709


I know how she feels. My folks used to get into fist fights when I was a kid. I just learned to ignore it and turned up the volume on the TV. Garfield was my weapon of choice usually.


He looks ticked.

AflacMan13 February 10, 2012, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #208710

Oh no, poor dear! D: LOL Abbey looks annoyed…

Asheh February 10, 2012, 8:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #208711

poor molly she stills looks cute even if she cry lolololol

lucioMJ February 10, 2012, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #208713

Aw, Molly. Dx

Faery February 10, 2012, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #208714

nice goin dude…. nice goin.

Special K February 10, 2012, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #208717

And no one at dinner that night OTL

CTS4Kouhei February 10, 2012, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #208718

:( What is this? A genuine emotional response brought about by a simple webcomic? Must… not… BAWWWWW

Mattykins :3 February 10, 2012, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #208721

Poor Molly D: Aaw man.. I love this chapter…

LikexMu-Paulo February 10, 2012, 11:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #208723

Abbey why so upset? Its not like they knew any better! Im geussing they had only a few foster kids before hand!
Nice art Taeshi, and as always, brilliant!

Ranki February 10, 2012, 11:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #208725

Haha, one of my favorite pages yet!
Molly is so cute~ :D

SortingItOut February 10, 2012, 11:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #208726

poor molly, it’s really bad to even is fictional know that things like this really happen ._.

Knight-K February 11, 2012, 2:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #208728

Taeshi,if I got the emoticon spam warning,can I still use it but not too much?
Edit:I just want to know.

SGRTC February 11, 2012, 4:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #208730

Poor little Molly :x.

ema February 11, 2012, 5:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #208732

Poor Molly.
I love your comic! :D

PinkClaudia35 February 11, 2012, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #208736

For the previous page: My face when I see everyone having a good time after all the depressing stuff: 8-D But I can understand that it was neccessary.

Nicholas February 11, 2012, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #208737

Big Ol’ Smelly Face does look kind of menacing
. A .
Poor Molly.

Ellies February 11, 2012, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #208738

Teasing: Often a show affection in healthy relationships. Unfortunate little Molly was born bearing witness to the opposite. For those that say she misunderstands, do remember what she’s basing the reaction on. She has no reason to NOT think he won’t take the joke as an invitation to “teach” her later. She’s seen daddy “punish” mommy before likely for less or just when he’s in a bad mood. In the alternate timeline “Disaster Dominoes”, we even saw that a dead Molly combined with a lack of therapy and Daisy’s Anorexia to make an abusive (he was “protecting” her… with his fists… the wrong way…) Abbey.

Just remember to consider the why to the what. She has reason to freak out but she has no past experience to counteract it. The predictable occurred. Janet made a small mis-step in forgetting the background of the new adoptees. In her defense, breaking the ice that way with a child of a non-abusive couple would probably have gone without much trouble.

Hoheh :x, the guy who explains things instinctively but doesn’t want to be a teacher, shuts up now.

Hoheh Iyah Hohee February 11, 2012, 5:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #208739

When does the drama stop, and the Pokemon jokes begin? ._.

Majora's Mask February 11, 2012, 6:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #208741

Derp, I don’t know for sure. but im guessing its a fan fic or something on a forum :P

Terran February 11, 2012, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #208742

@Derp Disaster Dominoes. It was an incentive chapter. Joining BCi is probably your best bet. Disaster Dominoes Lucy was, well, LUCY. I liked it. Goofy Time Abbey and Crazy Lucy are both edit-ish based on it.

Lucy X Mike’s Head = OTP. post/view/2826 post/view/2814 post/view/2753
Lucy makes everything cuter. It’s less acting and more her.

Hoheh Iyah Hohee February 11, 2012, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #208743

I’ve read all the chapters in about 2 days, the art is amazing and so the story! It’s really the BEST furry comic I’ve ever had the pleassure to read!

Mayumi February 11, 2012, 7:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #208744

… Who in the FWAA goes so far into race to think about how hitler would have affected BCB?
You know, I’m just going to disassociate myself from BCB uintill the next page comes out. So I don’t over comment. Because when I start over commenting, I start saying incoherent moronics. And saying incoherent, unfunny moronics displeases Mrs. Vera. And then bad things happen.
Oh jeez, I’m doing it already, aren’t I? MUST PROTECT WORLD FROM OWN IDIOCY. *hides in closet*
Oh, and about what @hoheh was saying: disaster dominoes, WHY U NO FREE?

Curtisimo - master of puppets, pullin’ your strings…

Curtisimo February 11, 2012, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #208745

@ Derp,

was it added to the book? was thinking of getting it and the sound of that story might put me over the edge for buying it :p

Terran February 11, 2012, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #208746

Curtisimo, I love you.

K.R.I February 11, 2012, 9:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #208748

I can’t remember if Kevin has appeared before this flashback or his absence has been explained but I can’t seem to remember him being around before…

maniacalmercury February 11, 2012, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #208750

Now that its been brought up though, WHERE THE HELL ARE MOLLYS ARMS!?

baAr of chocolate February 11, 2012, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #208751

I like that the mom is a dog and the dad is a cat. It goes again the whole ‘kitties are girly and puppies are manly’ thing.

Loor February 11, 2012, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #208752

The dad cat totally looks like Ratchet from Ratchet and Clank

glorg February 12, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #208754

i imagine that must be ear rape…and sad but funny XD

Meh February 12, 2012, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #208755

DARNIT BAAR!! You brought that up, and now it’s stuck in my head…

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

Comment ID #208757

I’m sorry, but i just can’t stand these characters. I never liked Abbey, nor do i like the characters tied to his old life.

Sorry. :/

Cats are girly? Dogs are manly? Wtf are you talking about? When did they have specific gender roles?

StarSturdy February 12, 2012, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #208758

Nice pick up on Molly’s lack of arms baAr. Now I just keep staring at it. XD
Personally I’m with StarSturdy, never really liked Abbey, and I find Molly to be a typical whiny (annoying) sister.

Though I did find it amusing how Kevin finishes the page with “Smooth Janet” when it was him bopping Janet on the shoulder that caused the outburst.

Or that’s what I see as the main factor, Janets playful insult initiated, but if Molly’s throwing a hissy fit just because Janet made a playful jab….. well I can’t wait to get back to Lucy and Mike/Sandy either way.

Walkerby February 12, 2012, 7:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #208770


I donno, but growing up kitties have always been viewed as feminine. *****-cat, the cattish smile that girls tend to wear when they’re about to make a guy eat his own words, that and when getting a cat as a pet people prefer female cats because their hunting instinct is greater than that of the males.

Same thing with dogs; you call a guy a dog when he’s being a perv, a wanting smile on a boy’s face gets described as ‘wolfish.’ Men are generally defined as the ‘braver’ sex, and as the saying goes ‘big brave dog.’ And yet again, when looking for a dog as a pet, people tend to go for male dogs because female dogs tend to mess themselves when they get excited.

I don’t ascribe to gender stereotypes, but I’m just saying that dogs and cats are usually viewed that way from my point of view. /shrugs/ And I like the way this comic goes against that by making the dad the cat and the mom the dog. :D

Loor February 12, 2012, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #208771

I don’t understand why people are making a big deal about the arms because if you look at the page before, her arms are just slumped and resting down, it makes sense. And in panel two, she’s tucking them underneath the strap excitedly. Stop making a big deal about something you misinterpreted.

Conspiracy Theory was the first to correct the first person who pointed it out and was promptly forgotten.

Taeshi February 12, 2012, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #208772

You know I’ve been reading this for a while and there is something I’d like to see… Knowing all characters and all I think I’d like to see what will happen to mike when sandy learns he’s not the sweetheart he shows he is and know the crap he’s done… don’t think she’d stand it with her pure heart… If everyone gets their piece of angst, I wanna see mike getting the bitter of his candy :smirk:

Anama February 12, 2012, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #208773

About the images I linked to, DD Lucy is Lucy, thus it’s cool.

@Derp: No problem! If you want nightmare fuel, don’t be a stranger. I haven’t even linked to any yet. Now abusing Lucy and similar, there’s the tough stuff. post/view/2789
Except this.

Hoheh Iyah Hohee February 12, 2012, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #208774

It occurs to me that, potentially, Abbey’s look of shock implies his father was not so bad in Abbey’s formative years, unlike Molly. Or maybe his age and emotional maturity just lead him to not expect an outburst. Hm. Either, or, both, neither… Mysterious.

Hoheh Iyah Hohee February 12, 2012, 3:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #208776

@Derp: “If I can’t have you, too bad.” Lucy doesn’t disturb me. At all. I’ll just keep the good stuff to myself. I get no trouble and you avoid the unwanted unknown. Everyone wins.

oved Flandre’s Hoheh always loved Flandre’s laugh… O_B78#t=4m55s
Images/… I’ll not. You’ll have yo make your 9wn path. The song was first. Meh, talking too much. -_-

Hoheh Iyah Hohee February 12, 2012, 5:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #208777

just saying something so i can post a comment

nothing relevant here go down and read the rest :D

BraveH February 12, 2012, 7:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #208778

Sorry if this is spam :S but this is a video of a cover and there are three well deserving musicians! But their singer is TERRIBLE!! Help the 3 other musicians know they can move on and let the singer know she’s not as good as she think she is! :) v=udSDB4cCLW4&feature=related

Snowbo February 12, 2012, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #208779

How the name of the seven hells is this page connected to stuff that would entertain a Higurashi fan?! I was expecting a puppy or something, and then BAM! Decapitation. Mad Lucy

CynicaIdealist February 12, 2012, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #208780


Keegan February 12, 2012, 8:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #208781

this is so sad poor molly she got so used to her dad hitting her mom and now this :unsure: ;_; this is why i hate spouse abuse

Unhappy February 12, 2012, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #208782

Molly’s reaction is funny and heartrending.

StraightFace February 12, 2012, 9:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #208783

Oh, I see, it was the bop on the shoulder that set her off.

You nailed it, @Straightface. Funny and heartrending. Everything about Molly just makes my heart fill with tears.

It’s that sort of thing that makes me realize why someone might want to get into social work. I just want to take care of Molly.

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

Comment ID #208784

Woo! Haven’t seen Kevin in awhile… Forgot what he looked like.

Catfisheh February 12, 2012, 11:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #208826

Lmfao! Poor molly she’s not used to couples taking shots at eachother with out it turning out violent

JustSomeCritic February 13, 2012, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #208913

Aww…even the slightest bop…no matter how friendly it is…will set Molly off T_T.

Chocothunda February 13, 2012, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #209374

“Funny, and Heartrending” is part of the line about the MOTHER series, by the way. Just thought it was appropriate.

StraightFace February 15, 2012, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #211131

Janet is so cute when she was young.

WhoCares March 6, 2012, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #226208

._.My little sister is just like that after seeing my ******* father (we just call him “sperm donor”) beat our mom. I can relate ALOT to what Abbey feels and this comic… actually makes me feel alot better. I feel REALLY sorry for Molly and my sis though.

chad August 26, 2012, 10:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #263071

Aww, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry XD poor thing!

Vix October 25, 2013, 9:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #295743

@chad I know I replied to a comment that’s been around for more than 2 years, but SPERM DONOR HAHHHAHAHAHAAAH

HappyThyExceed March 19, 2015, 7:01 AM EST.

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