69. At Loose Ends, page posted 1/4/12

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Author commentary

Veronica: Oh man molly why are you so innocently tragic

Thank you for the support before, guys ;__; I have not been in a good way for a while and I have tried to be quiet about it aside from my journal comic, but when it is actually getting in the way of updating the comic, I have trouble not mentioning it. Because I figure the assumption is that I am just lazing about and have no excuse. When in reality I am having a lot of mental trouble. I am getting in the groove of things luckily (I got this page done an hour before update wow), and hopefully before I know it there will be a big buffer again. Thank you for your patience.

And speaking of which, please check out this wonderfully sweet comic by the lovely Rachael Smith! She drew a really nice comic to cheer me up and it most certainly brightened me up, please check the rest of her comics as well!

We want to email you some comics!

Join the thousands of BCB fans who look forward to an email of cat drama every Monday morning, and we’ll send you a dozen “Ships Ahoy” comic strips, and one every week after that!

We’ll send a link to the comics you missed, straight away.

Reader comments

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Comment ID #204433

Awww how sweet ^_^

On another note, Taeshi, you should definitely take a break. Working too hard causes a lot of stress. Take some time for yourself ;)

Shpiersh January 4, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #204434

Huh. I wonder what’s going on that this didn’t happen last Christmas?

Smash Genesis January 4, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #204435

They’re so CUTE! Wonder what’s in em =O And why Abbey looks so unhappy at the end? o-o

Aquati January 4, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #204436

Oh childhood, the fun times.

Oh lighten up abbey she’s being nice to her mother.

Also I hope you feel feel better soon taeshi, I completely agree with sabe a few posts down, you work hard on this and we all appreciate it a lot.

kolarbear January 4, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #204437

so innocent and adorable

bordguy12 January 4, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #204438

And now for modern day abbey

Charmdra January 4, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #204439

If you need to take a break Taeshi go ahead we won’t mind :3 your health should come first no matter what and I’m sure lots of other fans and Suitcase would agree :l I also just listened to the podcast even though I should’ve been asleep an hour ago but it was so interesting I’m just gonna be really tired back to shook tomorrow ._.

ToraPandoraPGS January 4, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #204440

Molly…. Y U so bittersweet? (unintentional btw)

Vega January 4, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #204441

was surprised that this updated at 12 on the dot! usually I get the dumb error screen until like 20 minutes later..

I wonder what’s inside those little bags c:

brocon January 4, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #204443

Amazing as always. Intrigued reader is intrigued.

For Pwny January 4, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #204444

Best wishes to the worlds best artist Taeshi :)

Erikasaria January 4, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #204445

Goodness, Taeshi… :( Have you ever considered switching to just updating on Tuesdays and Thursdays? That way you’d only have two pages a week to do until you feel better. Or maybe even just updating on Fridays.

Skygaze January 4, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #204446

Taeshi, seriously, we love you. You took a comic idea that almost nobody would dare attempt - high school drama with CATS? - and you made it work. You made it work so well that you have a huge following of people who look up to you and appreciate you and love what you do.

We draw fan art, write fan fictions, send you notes like these in your comments, and relate to your characters with our own personal stories. You are such an inspiration, not only to me but to other people as well.

Don’t be hard on yourself. Seriously. I don’t have to see you to know how beautiful you are, both inside and out. Your fans are always here for you. Feel better. (:

Sabe January 4, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #204447

Molly is so cute.
Yet I don’t like her. Hopefully this arc changes things!

Nikkisaurus January 4, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #204448

It fine Taeshi. Take whatever time you need. Hope you’re okay or getting there. Anyways, good page, poor sad Molly. Thanks again Taeshi and I sincerely hope you are okay.

Deuce Moose January 4, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #204449

Can’t… Take… My eyes… Off it… Gah…

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #204450

Well I know one thing’s for sure. Abbie honestly aint too happy about it.

Also…. I feel bad for Abbie…. Seeing how his father is like mine ones before he left the house….. Poor Molly is like my younger brother. Tries to help out anyway he can. I can see this chapter will have a lot of heart in it. We can all thank Taeshi for her wonderful work on this storyline…. We all love ya Taeshi. This comic was truly meant to be written by you.

Darkwolfsan January 4, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #204451

Molly is the nicest little girl of the century :D

Xenos January 4, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #204452

Wish you luck with getting into the swing of things again Taeshi

Dracain January 4, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #204453

Hope you feel better soon Taeshi. If you need to take a break, go ahead. The artists health is more important than regular update :)
Also, GAWD molly is cute and innocent. It’s almost painful, knowing how terrible abbey’s life is.

Ineedalife January 4, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #204454

Adorable Molly is adorable :D But I really hope that you get better… it’ll take time, but it’ll always be worth it in the end, Taeshi. I love you, and not just for your cats!

Konicaa January 4, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #204455

Abbey’s eyes look funny in this page and at first glance, look blue!

Charmdra January 4, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204456

Stay strong, Taeshi.

SonicdaShapeshifter January 4, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #204457

Single tear… :’-(

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #204458

Dude, Taeshi. DUDE. S’all cool. Take your time with these gems, and we’ll take our time enjoying them.

Really looking forward to some long overdue Abbey past by the way, already looks great.

Friendlyhoodanon January 4, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #204459

Taeshi, we are always here for you if you need any support. It may not be much, you don’t know many of us, literally, at all, but sometimes some calming words and a few weeks of vacation-time do someone a world of good :)
Take some time for vacation if you need it. We’ll support you.

TheWorstAstronomer January 4, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #204460

Like I said: VACATION! Take your time off. You seem like you really need it. I, and a small faction of BCB’ers can wait.

Not too sure about the others….

Oh en, innocently tragic? WHAT DOESN”T SHE KNOWWW? Something bad happened, didn’t it?

asdfg ;_;

Major Renko January 4, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #204461

Aww Taeshi! I’d wait a month if it meant you’d get better in that time! I really hope you the best, because I’ve been going through the same thing lately. I’ve also been in other positions though, and I hope they don’t apply to you. Anyways, wonderful page, as always, you perfect illustrater, you. Molly is so innocent and so sweet and ASDFGHJKL words cannot explain her cuteness and niceness :’D Dont mind me having a spasm in my box in the corner over here:D

ThatGirlWithGlasses January 4, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #204462

LOLed at abby’s face at the bottom

Redneck January 4, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

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The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #204464

Is their mom dead?
I’m not shu
Oh wait.
Their living with adoptave parents because his mom is dead and their dad is an antagonist.
Although, whith the presents, do you think that instead of telling whatsherface (his sister) that their mom was dead, mabye he said she went on a extra long important Buisiness trip or something?
If that’s how it happened, I see the reasoning, but not the rhyme or reason.
Oh, and Abby’s single tear in the last panel?
C’mere, man.
*epic bro hug*


Curtisimo January 4, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #204465

I do hope that for you Taeshi, this comic will give you support as it has given support to many of us readers. Thank you for your hard work!

Candy Corn Lover January 4, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #204466

(This probably won’t make it to your eyes, but, oh well)

Oh man. You’re dense if you think you don’t have people loving you. SuitCase, Souppy, Oliver, whatever his name is, loves you, from what I understand. And all your fans too. Look at the massive admiration you’ve acquired! People want to be you! Want to be friends with you! BCB con, The Forum and IRC, all these little interactions… you are way better then some artist’s I know of, and that is saying a lot.

So, before you’re all drum about your issue’s or what have it, remember that, you’ve got us bro! With ya to the ennnnd! So end this tomfoolery, and be happy. Please?

On an adorable side note: Molly. Mollymollymollymollyandheradorablefluffytailaaaaa

DeValt & Whittaker January 4, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #204467

Is this a flash back or not? I know the first page was but is this one? I’m usually not This dense but I am a bit confused. However unless I get an answer I am going to assume it is a flashback. I am also guessing this chapter is a Molly chapter, she’s so cute!!! (curse you My little pony! What have you done to me?!?) I love the second a sixth panels!

@ Taeshi, I hope you get to feeling better soon! Just remember your health should come before the comic!

Teeroy766 January 4, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #204468

What’s an antagonist? I’ve heard that word somewhere…

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #204469

A quick jump to today, interesting how this chapter looks to be developing. I wonder what kind of story you plan to tell for these two, either way it looks to be great.

In addition, if you wish to take a break then please feel free to do so. Do no feel obligated to meet anyone’s demands but the ones you set for yourself. It will hurt no one if the comic was put on hold, or if you wish to build a buffer to help ease the stress. Perhaps consider downgrading updates to twice or even once a week if you feel you still need to produce something. Either way, I would support any decision that is made. Do what is best for yourself, it’s alright to be “selfish” every now and then.

Take care, and happy days.

Fenfir January 4, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #204470

@the awesome one
A: *troll face* problem fifth grade language arts?
B: it means bad guy

Curtisimo - oh, cara Mia, atorah saviche!

Curtisimo January 4, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #204471

Taeshi we all love you and want you to feel much MUCH better! If that meant you taking a much needed long break then so be it. We would all understand, as your mental and physical health should be put above all else!

Molly is really a cutie, and I am interested in seeing what exactly happened with their parents…even though I know it’s going to be rather tragic. =/

Nineveh January 4, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #204472

The Awesome One, it´s basically a bad guy

Graceylamb January 4, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #204473

well this chapter might get very depressing eventually, so I better prepare myself *buys a truck load of tissues* …hmm …. need more tissues.

Darf14 January 4, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #204474

Don’t worry Tashi! None of us (exept maybe Thanatos) will complain about!

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #204475

Thanks, GraceyLamb.

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #204476

Taeshi hope you get well soon!<3 :3

Awww how sweet of Molly<3 .. I wonder why Abbey is unhappy at the last panel….. :(

Leen619 January 4, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #204477

Don’t worry, darf14. I just called Japan. They’re dellivering all their tissues!

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #204478

All hail Taeshi!! Goddess of awesome for putting up with us all and delivering onto us the wonderfully done Bittersweet Candy Bowl! We, the humble internet users from various realms, lands, and otherwise located…locations, are in the utmost gratitude for everything you do for us. Your recent plight is one that shall be smoten quickly by the combined wills of—MY GOD THIS IS GETTING WORSE BY THE LETTER!!

e_o erm… Yeah..that…

(outside of fairytale land, beyond the fence that the ponies rac— *smack* *Ahem* sorry, back in reality)

Really looking forward to an Abbey chapter, should help poor widdle Lucy avoid the drama spotlight and begin recovering from her recent… Lets call it “encounter” with Mike…Also Molly is awesome ._______.

Seraph Star January 4, 2012, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #204479

(kidding, duh)

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #204480

Aw, hope you’re better soon.

Definitely looking forward to more about abbey’s past.

The geek January 4, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #204481

Hey! I need tissues already! Cause my eyes are bleeding! That’s a new record!!!

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #204482

agagagagagagag!!! My eyes!!! I’ll look at pictures of Lucy instead.
*looks at pictures of Lucy* GREAT NOW I HAVE A NOSEBLEED TO!!!!!
agagagagagagag …

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #204483

@seraph star
it would appear you have discovered the wonders of skyrim. or your just in a fantastical mood, which i respect.
however… you give me an idea!
*dun dun DUN*
shut up, dramatic drum guy!
anyhoo, ‘bout that idea…
i, by the epic comenting powers invested me, which were bestowed by various trolls, a certain man whos username starts with B, myself, and even the great overlord taeshi herself, hereby command it of ALL who rezide here begin speaking in an OVERLY dramatic, ye-olde dialect!

curtisimo - ill beat you, thanks to this five pound box of DANGER!

curtisimo January 4, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #204484


The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #204485

**** taeshi you got mad artistic talent and an awesome comic with god knows how many followers. But if you feel like you should take a sabbatical (or whatever you artists call it) im sure your fans will back you up

2Cents January 4, 2012, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #204486

:C !!!!!
(it’s spam, I know, but… what can I say about this cute girl?! :C!!)

Kyosuke January 4, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #204487

Yay thE tears of the pokemon brought me back to life!
@curtismo, I was gonna agree with you, until I took an arrow to the knee.

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #204488

hahaha I like the ‘Insert Singer Here’ poster on Molly’s wall XD

TheySeeMeTrolling January 4, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #204489

@curtismo(the great?), docter octogoapuss.

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #204490

Ima firin mah lazer

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #204491

Gah I’m sorry to hear Teashi! I hope you get better soon, hope your going to get help!

Yorky January 4, 2012, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #204492

Good night (morning?) people, now go away.

The Awesome One January 4, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #204493

Oh, wow, I love Molly’s tail! :o I’ve never noticed it before, but it’s so cute!

MissCaitlyn January 4, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #204494

If you need to take a break taeshi, you should. Don’t burn yourself out just because others expect you to. I hope all goes well for you :3

WildChoco January 4, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #204495

@the awesome one
break from ye-olde english to say this:
now your just spaming.
ok, ye-olde challenge? BACK ON!

curtisimo - yes, its the ye-olde challenge.

curtisimo January 4, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #204496

Is anyone going to comment over the “insert signer here” poster? No? Fine…I guess I have to. ‘trying to act like a spazz’ DID YOU GUYS SEE THAT POSTER?!?! THAT IS FUNNY. Screw that. It was funny but I don’t want to be the only one to mention it. Another thing for taeshi. Why do you not have a pony Reference in your comic yet? It doesn’t have to be full blow character, but at least a toy in the background or something. Most of the websites I go to have been invaded by them. Why haven’t you?

Joe philis January 4, 2012, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #204497

Taeshi!!! You did an amazing job with the comics. Artwork is great, characters are great, and the drama is great. You have done a phenominal job with BCB.
I love your works. I love BCB and Not Enough Rings. You are awesome and I wish you very well. I know things will all be ok because you’re awesome and you have support from all over.
You are one cool girl. Feel better, ok? :)

Zany January 4, 2012, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #204498

it would appear noone is taking the ye-olde challenge.
well than, you all FAIL!!!
BUWAHAHAHAH nurotoxins for EVERYBODY! MUHAHAHAaaand im bored.
*falls asleep*

curtisimo - its over… its finally over…

curtisimo January 4, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #204499

For real Taeshi, we all would understand of you took a week or two off. You gotta chill more.

Your Mom January 4, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #204500

Wow. You did a SUPER job on the hands in panel 1.

On a side note, I agree with some of the others. I think you might want to consider a break for a bit. Maybe give yourself and Suit some time to relax and recharge?

We’re certainly not going anywhere.

Patches January 4, 2012, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #204501

Taeshi you should totally do a guest comic week so you can take a break while still giving something to your readers. I’m sure people will be really glad to help.

Itu January 4, 2012, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #204502

Aw, thats sweet.

@Page Comment
That surprised me, I know a Rachel Smith, but she doesn’t live in the UK.

no one January 4, 2012, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #204503

Taeshi glad to hear you’re feeling somewhat better!! just like all the others said above me WE LOVE YOU!! and we want you to feel the best that you can. and don’t take us saying that if you need a vacation to take one the wrong way :) we only want you to feel better and be as happy as you can be. so if you need to take some time to yourself. run you a nice hot bath and fill it with bubbles and bath toys, (yes i’m 26 but when i feel down having a nice hot bubble bath with a couple of floaty toys in it always makes me feel better), light you a couple of scented candles and just relax the stress away. *hugs* remember we love you and what you do

Luna January 4, 2012, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #204504

oh by the way I watched your podcast earlier and i just want to say your voice i so cute :) i love the accent

Luna January 4, 2012, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #204505

Someone has referred to the graveyard… from what I gather a place where comics that are no longer part of the series (whether replaced or redone) go. Where can I find this?

Btw looking forward to this arc, but feel better!!

PJello January 4, 2012, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #204506

Graveyard? Go to extras.

Itu January 4, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #204507

Haha, do you see the poster in the background of panel 5? it says loser singer here XD Ahh…a reference to teenage girls and how they just adore worthless, talentless singers AHEM “Justin Bieber” <.

Brooke January 4, 2012, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #204508

Feel better, Taeshi! you’re a great girl!

V January 4, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #204509

@ Brooke: lol that is so true, but I think the poster says “Insert” Singer Here.

Ayami January 4, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #204510

Daww Molly you’re so sweet.

ANd Taeshi! Be happy woman! You are loved!! By me! And many many people!

EDIT: Srsly though. I’m glad to hear you are on your way to feeling better if not there already ^_^ *hugs*

Bridgeotto January 4, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #204511

Oh yay, another awesome page, drawn by the loved-by-everyone awesome artist! Yeah, I’m serious! So cheer up, Tae! Keep up the great job!
We’re with you =^_^=

Also, can’t wait to see how the story in this chapter develops!

Cliffy January 4, 2012, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #204512

Joe, My Little Pony sucks. It’ll never be referenced in this comic.

SuitCase January 4, 2012, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #204513

Been readin’ ur Tumblr. I don’t understand why you think you’re a bad person. Reading this comic always brightens up my day, and if that’s not just about the nicest thing anyone’s ever done, I don’t know what is. I’m sorry about whatever you’ve been going through, but I hope it pleases you to know that there is a random loser on the Internet who thinks that you and your comic are just great. I’m sure everyone else here agrees with me when I say: we all love you, Taeshi. Keep up the good work, and don’t beat yourself up over little things. :D
Edit: Shut up, Joe. My little pony is dumb and so are you.

Random Internet Loser January 4, 2012, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #204514

I love Suit Cases even more now.

Aspear January 4, 2012, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #204515

Molly is so sweet and innocent! #^_^# Abbey seems really mad in the last panel, which is kinda destroying Mollys cuteness… but just almost!

Apple January 4, 2012, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #204516

I hope you get much better Taeshi :)

Myu January 4, 2012, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #204517

Looking forward to whatever this chapter has in store for us!

Also, about My Little Pony references.. What about that pink card in the third panel? Two blue balloons and a yellow one in between? No denying it looks like Pinkie Pie’s cutie mark, whether it was intended or not.

Kimmorz January 4, 2012, 2:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #204518

I agree with Shpiersh, your still a human, and if you need a break that’s fine. Just be sure to say it so that we know not to bother you ;P

also. luv the backround!

WhatTheNyan January 4, 2012, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #204519

I finally convinced my Fiancee to read BCB. Because there will never be a “MLP” reference. :D

And Veronica: You’re awesome! Take a friggin break! I’ve often wondered how the hell you find enough time to make three pages a week posting practically every other day. I’m an artist myself, and I understand that working can sometimes take your mind off of stuff, but when you feel like you HAVE to do it, its not therapeutic. I’m not typically an advocate for going outdoors and taking a break…. but sometimes it does help more than you think.

I’ve also heard Yoga helps…. both with self esteem and calming the mind. From what I know from both your and Suitcases posted info… it looks like you simply need to spend some time trying to enjoy yourself… even if that’s something as simple as a day with Suitcase away from work. Don’t worry about backstabbing jerks, but focus on clearing away the mucky emotions they left you with and try not to worry about what other people think as much. 9 times out of 10, you’re always your own worst critic. You’re too awesome a person inside to be worried on all the other crap people will throw on you. They’re not worth it. -Hugs- You did nothing wrong.

Mirasia January 4, 2012, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #204520

Hey Taeshi, take it from all your fans right here and right now. Stop uploading new pages and take some time off to relax and lay off some stress. Its not gonna kill us if you take a break for however long you want. You need and deserve it. And if anybody has a problem with you takimg a break, they can **** off and get a life because their so obsessed with this comic that they cant see that you need sometime off. Sorry for the vulgar language but I just really get heated and concerned when people dont think they deserve time off. So sorry again, but you really need to take a break and take your time please. Lobe this page by the way :)

random dude January 4, 2012, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #204521

I have to agree with everyone. You earn some vacation time, how about spend a week with all the people who make you happy. Besides its a New Year! Don’t let it begin with lots of stress and worry, have fun and relax! You could visit me in Hawaii! Yeah go to the ocean! Its awesome there!

Caring Fan boy January 4, 2012, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #204522

The Tragic Story of Mike and Lucy (neat title) can wait for you to take a well needed break. Us more mature fans will understand the lack of activity and the other not so understanding ones can just deal.

I understand the need for a hiatus every once in a while. I am an administrator for a RPG message board and at the same time, a moderator for another. I understand needing to get away from the stress, the fans, the complaints, and the chaos. Go. Go take a break and enjoy yourself with SuitCase.

We’ll still be here, waiting patiently. : )

Fayt January 4, 2012, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #204523

Tae, take it easy. Mental pain can be some of the hardest to get over. I really appreciate you getting the comic out though, that really shows dedication. I really look forward to seeing this chapter play out. Please, though, do not over-stress yourself.

We love you, Taeshi. ^ ^///

Amaris January 4, 2012, 3:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #204524

Actually, it seems like the comic is something that works as a great source of positivity and productivity in your life, so unlike everyone else, I say keep making it. I spent six months last year unable to do anything productive and it made me crazy depressed, I don’t know if a break would help so much as just fuel your depression. If you’re feeling overworked certainly, but if your depression has roots in low self-worth and this comic is something that makes you feel worthwhile when you make it, don’t stop.

But likewise, don’t feel bad if you can’t make an update. You update with great consistency and we appreciate that, but you’re still human so don’t feel like if you’re not churning these pages out and updating at exactly the same time that you’ve failed everything.

Reading your diary comics, I can often relate - this is how I used to feel, throughout my teens and some of the way into adulthood. I started working full time at heavy duty manual jobs with great people and those feelings went to the backburner, because I knew that I was contributing something and that people appreciated me, not just for what I did, but for who I was. When I was left for 6 months to just sit in a room and not interact with new people at all, those feelings of insecurity and worthlessness returned with a vengeance. As soon as I was able to get out and start working again, though, I felt so much better.

I know we’re just text on a screen for you, but we enjoy this story that you created, we enjoy the pages that you draw, we enjoy these things that are made up so much of just who you are and what you enjoy. And, as you can tell, a great many of us do not judge you for being so open about yourself, but want you to feel better. Not because we want more cat comix, but
because you’ve opened a door with this comic between us and you, and it’s made us care about you as a person.

So, you know, we see you and we like you. We see the depression and insecurity and we want to make you feel like the clever, creative, fun loving girl you clearly are.

Caramellos January 4, 2012, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #204525

this is gonna be another drama bomb
but whatever its 2012….
Anyway… I hope in this chapter it gets explained why Molly cant move her ears…
Cuz ya know she can’t

Lumpy Space P. January 4, 2012, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #204526

Hey Tash, I’m sorry to hear that you are having troubles in your life right now and I want to help in any way i can. I’m not sure how much i can, but the offer is always there, and I’m sure anyone else who has read and enjoyed the amazing world you have created here would do the same. I am also glad to hear that you are doing a bit better too. I don’t know how much advise i can give, i have had people in my life who have suffered through similar things, but if I have one piece of advice that i would really like to give it is this…
Don’t ever worry about disappointing everyone here at BCB.com. If the update is late or you need to take a break from it all for awhile, go ahead, I’m sure everyone here would want you safe and happy over miserable and slaving away over the comic any day, we all just want to see you happy and well, because you are truly an amazing person.
Don’t worry about the five or six people who post in the comments every week “OMG THE COMIC IS LATE TROLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!” The best thing to remember is that the are always ******** in the world, and you are bound to run into a few of them, but they make up a very very small portion of the world and, hey, they’re ******** so who cares! ;)
In the end, I guess what I’m trying to say, and what most people here are trying to say, is that we are all here to support you and help you in any way we can, though none of us have never met you personally, we all feel touched and connected to you through your amazing ability to write and draw. And we will always be here for you. :)

Order_66 January 4, 2012, 4:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #204527

this is gonna be another drama bomb
but whatever its 2012….
Anyway… I hope in this chapter it gets explained why Molly cant move her ears…
Cuz ya know she can’t

Lumpy Space P. January 4, 2012, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #204528

i assume we’re back in the present again, and no longer in a flashback… but i could be wrong.

i wonder whats in all those gifts?

also, veronica… why aren’t you taking a vacation with oliver or something?

seriously, i think people can survive a couple weeks, or month, without any updates.

go to alaska, play in the snow… go to hawaii, play in the water… go to scotland, play in the… epic awesomeness. 8-D

if you can’t afford those, then goto a petting zoo and pet a wallaby, do something that makes you forget your troubles… except drinking, cause alcohol is actually a depressant that will just increase your pain and misery.

now that i’ve said all that… shoo, go do something fun and stop stressing yourself out over these children who demand you update daily and do other impossible things that AREN’T fun. :/

Thanatos January 4, 2012, 4:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #204529

How cute and sweet. Nice to see the silver lining in a long path full of darkness; just what this needs. Haven’t seen Molly in a while, anyway. :)

Edit: Thanatos is right. Some wouldn’t mind having late updates. Go chill or something. Everyone needs a break once in a while, right? :D

Harris012 January 4, 2012, 4:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #204530


Bloob January 4, 2012, 4:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #204531

is this page set in the present? because abbey seems older than in the previous page.

boh... January 4, 2012, 5:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #204532

DEM….when taeshi needs a break…..LET THE GUES COMICS BEGIN!!!!!…

Dat molly…Awfully cute and mature…bein’ nice to her mom awww

Dat panel 5…INSERT SINGER HERE… lul!!

_-SHEPERD-_ January 4, 2012, 5:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204533

Dat abbey face! Furious Abbey
Trouble’s a-brewin’! D:

Molly is just so adorable, best little sister ever! (unlike some yellow-ribboned grey felines we know)-too bad we have to see her being so cute about something so bad…

Beagel January 4, 2012, 5:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #204534

Taeshi, I can honestly say the comic can wait if you’re having that serious of a problem.

Sidnoea January 4, 2012, 6:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #204535

i agree with Sidnoea, one’s mental health is more important than a webcomic update, your fans understand if you need some extra time c:

Sonic-Teen January 4, 2012, 6:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #204537

;_; The illusion of childhood… The time when everything seems perfect and will just be fixed all by a hug… it is easy to tell that Abby was worn out of that illusion too quickly. Molly is being as innocent as possible now and dosen’t understand what’s really going on.

Oh, please don’t yell at her Abby!!!

megeriffic January 4, 2012, 6:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #204539

i never really realized any late comics so your do perfectly fine
in my opinion.i haft to agree to every one else,you could use a break.
but whats with abbey?is it because u haven’t drawn him in so long?
and he looks so mad at the end!huh i guess well haft to wait and see.eh im going into nothing with this queston,keep up with the great work!=D

THAT GUY January 4, 2012, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #204540

Molly’s so innocent. Abbey, break any sad news you have for her gently, awright?

And Taeshi, if you’re feeling really stressed and going through a ough time, I’m sure none of us will hold it against you if you take a break. Actually, it seems a lot of us want you to. So please do.

Fridgy da Squidgy January 4, 2012, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #204541

Insert Singer Here poster is awesome. Did anyone else notice it?

Phantaruz January 4, 2012, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #204542

@Aquati: I’m guessing from the pile of un-opened presents in the basket and their history with their father, that Molly’s presents never actually reach their mother, which explains Abbey’s sour face.

Great art! Mother looks frekin’ adorable! >w

chickbabe208 January 4, 2012, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #204543

I’ll be honest, Taeshi. I figured you were just literally forgettin’ ta update or sleepin’ through Midnight or turned off the automatic update function. Any way ya slice it though, the comic is almost always delivered on its update day! An’ that’s good ‘nuff fer me. :D

Jessica U. Ingmann January 4, 2012, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #204544

daddys gonna want that present

TotallyDrawn January 4, 2012, 7:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #204545

Oh boy! I hope they’re jelly beans!

Mr. Yeppers January 4, 2012, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #204546

I know why don’t you take a week brake (not just because I won’t have the internet for a week) that should stop the self mutilation.

Or trip over the Turtle witch I now see as my god.

Akira January 4, 2012, 7:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #204547

I hope the present is a bomb! That would be really sweet!

Quaddy January 4, 2012, 8:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204548

Awwe.. I love how you drew Molly’s tail.. What kinnd of breed is she? Actually, do they have breeds? If so, what are they? There are some of them that I would love for myself one day! Just think!! A mini Lucy or Daisy in your house! <3 :love:

P@ncaK3Z January 4, 2012, 8:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #204549

Poor Molly, does she not realize? :(

and I really hope you cheer up, Taeshi-sempai! Remember we will always be here for you, if you ever need support! We love you, Taeshi!

Silversoma January 4, 2012, 8:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #204550

Anyone else notice the chapter number?
Wow. That is a lot of gifts.

Hinochi January 4, 2012, 8:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #204551


….. oh sorry, talking advertisement….

Huh? January 4, 2012, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #204552

Just wanted to say that this comic is very good! You are doing an excellent job on it, and I really enjoy reading it. I don’t usually read dramas, but this is one plot I can get into! Thank you very much for sharing! :)

Rainsfriend January 4, 2012, 8:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #204553


moop January 4, 2012, 8:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #204554

“Insert singer here.” Anyone else notice that poster?

Iceideth January 4, 2012, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #204555

Is that Card with the 3 balloons a reference to MLP I see?

Ominous January 4, 2012, 9:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #204556


And another angst filled comic :3 I likey

LikexMucy January 4, 2012, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #204557

You were been training in drawing hands :)

Knux-the-Killer January 4, 2012, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #204558

oooh….i want lucy and mike to be together not that SANDY maybe shes better than lucy but lucy is always with mike but sandy is 100 miles away
ok i’ll say it ….THATS NOT FAIR !!!!

chrirtmaseater January 4, 2012, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204559

I wish I could draw pretty hands ;_;

Molly’s tail is pretty too

momoa January 4, 2012, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #204560

Taeshi, do feel better. As a young woman I know your stress and pain.
As for the comic, YAY UPDATES! This is going to be interesting. *pulls out popcorn*

Suzume January 4, 2012, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #204561

Take a break super-artist, you’ve more than earned it… Hope you feel better soon.

Shinkibamaru January 4, 2012, 10:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #204562

“Hey Abbey, I’m making a present for our moth-”

Vigtyr January 4, 2012, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #204563

This chapter will be funny no matter what because it is chapter 69

Blank13 January 4, 2012, 11:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #204564

spoiler alert the bags are filled with….. BODIES. tiny smurf BODIES.

toast January 4, 2012, 12:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #204565

Why am I suspect of the relationship of the theme to the last chapter?

Molly, you’re a good kid… ;_;

Welgaea January 4, 2012, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #204566

lucy and mike TOGETHER
sandy you pedobear DIE!!!

chrirtmaseater January 4, 2012, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #204567

i just want some LOVE! i want lovveeee T^T
i had a dream that i got orphaned last night, now im Really sad. stupid abe, why do you have to be orphaned.

elia January 4, 2012, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #204568

p@ncak3z: abbey and molly are abyssinian. Abyssinians are best known for their long ears (the more you know!). Also, read the about page. It gives all the breeds and ages of the main characters and most of the side characters

2Cents January 4, 2012, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #204569

It’s so.. bittersweet! It’s perfect! I like this abbey arc, this comic always keeps me coming for more!

PS: I had no idea that most of you guys thought that way about MLP. Let me start off by telling you that I’m not a brony, neither do I love the proggram, and I’ve only watched 2 episodes that one friend sent to me once, so don’t start with the hate all over me for mediating or being more neutral in the matter. On other news, MLP aside from being made out of a bundle of Hasbro’s childish “barbie-like” products, is being written and produced by a great woman who also made alot of the cartoons that the generation of the 90s (I am one of them, yes) could appreciate and learn from and be entreteined by. This gives it already something good to expect, as it is not one of the dumb and idiotic producers of cartoons nowadays, which don’t make any effin sense whatsoever and lack the morals that the 90s cartoons (and 80s included) had to offer. Last but not least, after watching those 2 episodes I myself can tell that it is actualy a good show, it’s not really that bad, if you can skip the fact that they are all ponies, they are well prepeared group with well prepeared-to-develop characters with perfectly fitting personalities and a storyline that seems to be looking back to he good old morals that the 90s and 80s shows used to give to its audience. Most of these morals are related to friendship, which is one of the things that childs nowadays would be good to embrace. And if you compare this show with every other that’s been going on.. this might just be the best one out there as of now, there’s not any other shows with morals anymore, just ****** cartoons that basicly fart all the time and make you waste your time infront of the TV (I know this because of my lil’ bros). With all that said, it is with my biggest hopes that you are not basing your opinion stupidly on just biased hate with no fundaments having not watched the show, or doing it only to troll bronies or because you think it’s “cooler” to hate. Hater’s gonna hate, so don’t be a hater. If you really just don’t like the show, you are in all your right not to like it, to each one its own likings. But I don’t see why you should jump with rage over a person who likes it with all the hate of the world as if they were promoting a demonic cult or a religion or the effin KKK. They are also in their whole right to like it and/or love it, and you are in no right to state trully if it is good or bad, or it sucks or not, you can only have your own opinion, as do I, so don’t abuse. I hope my opinion adds a bunch of fundaments to your opinions if your opinions weren’t already fundamented.

PSS: I’m not telling you to add any ponies to the comic either, that’s a choice of the writter, if she doesn’t like MLP, she is in all her right to not to add anything related, and I’m completely cool with it and wouldn’t be looking forward to those references anyway.

Luio January 4, 2012, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #204570

Ok I kinda wrote alot. In other news, Taeshi, I agree with them pplz if you want a break, you can have it whenever you need it, you have been giving us full fledged 3 updates a week for a LOOOONG time, we wouldn’t mind :3 We love you! I hope your getting better goes great and that you get better than ever! ;D

Luio January 4, 2012, 2:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #204571

I totally just realized Abbey has the same birthday as me :) yay
also feel better Taeshi, take all the time you need. Your health is five billion times more important than a comic (though it is a super amazing comic xD) All I’m saying is, we all love you and want you better, no matter what!

Anbellz January 4, 2012, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #204572

thank you for being a wonderful person.
Thank you for sharing this story with us.
You have a gift for drawing, and for creating believable characters. And with these, you touch the live of many.

Thank you.

Adaon January 4, 2012, 3:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #204573

The only question now on the flavor of this chapter would be whether or not Molly really does know that she’s dead and it’s a sort of soothing ritual she does.

But I think this is going to stress exactly how Abbey will see all of this. And I’m fairly certain that he’s going to think something along the lines of “Abuse in exchange for abuse is still abuse, not justice.”

In fact, we’ve already had his opinion on this matter. Remember when Tess was being bullied and Abbey stepped in? She told him about the past and said she sorta deserved it, and he replied “Nobody deserves to have that horrified, helpless look in their eyes. Ever.”

biblioholic January 4, 2012, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #204574

I think that since the whole basket is in her room and it’s unlikely she’s sending so many presents all at once, she knows.

biblioholic January 4, 2012, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #204575

yay some happy comic relie!
molly is so LOL. but its seems abby is a little embarsed XD

Meh January 4, 2012, 3:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #204576


Meh January 4, 2012, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #204577

so innocent and adorable 8-)

MaggotEater January 4, 2012, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #204578

Dearest, don’t overwork yourself. Take some time off from the comic if you need to. We all might whine to ourselves for a little bit, but I’m sure no one here would object so long as it’s for good reason.

Shilowolf January 4, 2012, 4:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #204579

Thats a lot of presents. 0_0

Jackie January 4, 2012, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #204580

Oh my…
I read the “Next page due Monday!” on the last one and thought that you were taking a weeklong break, so I didn’t check back until today…
Are you okay, dear? :( I know you said you’re doing better, but I had no idea that you were in this situation in the first place, so…
I’m sorry that things have been going badly for you. Don’t hesitate to take a break if you really need to, you don’t need so much stress. <3

On another note, I love Molly’s tail. :3 It’s so fluffy! :D

Leafy January 4, 2012, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #204581

*hug* I hope that you can be in a better place where you don’t feel the need to self-mutilate. Also, congratulations on nine years!

B/k January 4, 2012, 5:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #204583

“Insert finger here” in panel 5.

Yoman January 4, 2012, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #204585

Taeshi, we all love you and appreciate your work <3 if you need time off, of course go take some. Take care of yourself, because we’d all hate it if something went wrong. You’re a great person Taeshi c:

Awe, shes so cute! I love abbey and molly~

Clare January 4, 2012, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #204587

Oh, Taeshi… I hope things look sunny in the future.

I’d write you a cheer-up card, but I’m afraid my printer doesn’t upload stuff and I am completely hopeless with Paint. :unsure:

About the comic, Love Molly’s room. I especially like the doll to the left, on top of molly’s desk. I think that’s Fawful…! 8-D (Awesome Mario villain)
So many colorful presents, too… Another fine comic by Taeshi! :)

A Visitor January 4, 2012, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #204592

Pinkie Pie cutie mark on top of desk.
That’s pretty cool!

Gekopa January 4, 2012, 6:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #204593

Oh… suitcase, don’t say that, have you seen MLPFIM? Just don’t judge it until you open up and watch it. Its really well written and animated, a great cartoon. But if you’ve watched a couple episodes then I guess.opinions are opinions..

Clare January 4, 2012, 6:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #204594

…I can’t even make a legitamite comment now…

Brony January 4, 2012, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #204596

hey, wow. I just commented to let you know that those hands in panel one are ACE! super great job, there.

whoa January 4, 2012, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #204601

It’s pretty clear cut. Pannel nine. “Whatever happened in the past cannot justify your cruel actions in the present.” Abbey would side with Lucy simply because of that. He couldn’t abide by what Mike did if he knew it in full.

Daisy would side with Mike because… she likes him too much, and is too jealous of Lucy, to expect her to side any other way. She MIGHT stay with Abbey, but that’s debateable, and Lucy might not want her if she’s hesitant.

Paulo would side with Lucy. The whiny guy always hanging around or his crush since middle school? Is that a joke? He’d definitely go with Lucy. By Mike’s own logic, David follows Paulo. Sue? Lucy’s friend, not Mike’s. McCain? I ‘unno about him. He ain’t really important, is he?

Anyway, I’m doing this now that the chapter’s done and I’m calm about it… basically to get over it.

biblioholic January 4, 2012, 8:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #204602

I agree with Shpiersh, you deserve a little time off to relax. Updating comic pages in this good quality three times a week is really hard work. You should give yourself a little break, us “actual” fans wont mind the small gap in updates. :)

As for the rest of you impatient readers, deal with it. You know who you are.

Michael S. January 4, 2012, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #204603

Now that I’m done talking about the comic…

Taeshi, I send you good wishes. With every page, you teach me a device of storytelling. I’m going to be an author, and I have yet to learn to properly foreshadow, how to so totally round the characters that they are indistinguishable from real people (besides their looks, yknow) and…

Well, thank you for BCB. It’s all I know you for, but then again I live in Washinton State, you in New York (says the top of the page). In the usual manner of course, I would never hear about you at all. Just because I only know you from what you do here and the tumblr accounts and those podcast deals doesn’t mean I don’t care about the well being of another person.

I hope that you can find something in yourself to love. Because I don’t know you, and I sure as hell can find something.

Your story you have here is so compelling, so moving, that I, who is usually very detatched from what I read, watch, play, actually lose myself in the tides of emotion that your comic has. It’s a wonder unto itself, and you thought of, wrote, drew, ALL OF IT. You’re amazing. Hopefully I can be as good a storyteller as you someday.

I wish I could tell you something of more meaning than this, I honestly don’t have anything to work with here, I know that anything that I, the random internet stranger, have to say will be nothing better than trivial, but… you don’t need to cut yourself. I’ve seen enough actual pictures of you (all three of them on the web so far as I know ;D ) to know that you’re pretty. I thought the diary comics were just exaggerated, but in them you worry far too much about how other people think of you, far far too much. Don’t worry. Don’t worry about other people’s ideas of perfect. Find your own perfection. If it’s not up to other people’s standards, too bad for them. Be kind and try to be better (everyone has room to improve, everyone), and if anybody doesn’t like you than they’re careless blind idiots.

I wish I knew you better. I bet there’s ten thousand other things about you that’s awesome. But I can put what I have. Hope it helps.

Happy Late New Year. Stop hating yourself, you’re none of those things. Wanting to do something is COMPLETELY different than doing it, I seriously doubt you’re slutty or fat or anything like that.


(feel like someone just put in a $100 bill in the hat they pass around in church and right after them I gave a quarter, but that’s what I have to give)

hah, bad comment warning filter?

biblioholic January 4, 2012, 8:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #204604

Abbey’s expression in the last panel is so amazing lmfao

Scott Nishida January 4, 2012, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #204606

*sends hugs from her and her hubby* Never feel pressured to update if you’re in a bad space. <3 Your true fans are patient and wish you the best.

<3 Beautiful colors in this page~!

Zuzu January 4, 2012, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #204608


Ø January 4, 2012, 10:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #204609

Uh… Hey bibly? Your second link takes you back to the same page. Just sayin.

Curtisimo - I’d be a writer if I weren’t a lazy insecure arsehole.

P.S. Bibly! YOU LIVE!
*awkward snigger*
P.S.S total agreement, as usual.
Final thought: still wondering where those journal things are.
Final thought P.S. : actually about the comic, I’m guessing it’s the anniversary of their moms death, which is why the gift-making was going on.

Curtisimo January 4, 2012, 10:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #204610

Well I’m kinda glad I wasn’t the only one who noticed the MLP “reference”. o _o
Yet at the same time I’m surprised, because when it comes to Suitcase or Taeshi, I kind of sense some animosity/indifference when it comes to the little cute colorful ponies. Well from what I saw in the forums last time I looked. So I didn’t expect them to make any references?

CelPhone January 4, 2012, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #204611

Okay… still in the dark a bit, but I guess I’ll find out when the next page comes =3

Anyway, onto important matters; Taeshi, if you feel overwhelmed or stressed out about the comic.. If you need a break, then you should take one, everyone(well, true BCB lovers) will be patient and wait till your into the mood to draw again~

Nobody will be mad at you, and you deserve the break~

CocoTR January 4, 2012, 10:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #204612

I’m guessing she makes her mom a present every time her father abuses her mom, which is why the big box of gifts is to tragic. ;_;

Lunar January 4, 2012, 10:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #204613

Btw, I love the “Insert Singer Here!” poster in the 5th pannel :D

Lunar January 4, 2012, 10:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #204614

CocoTR, expect to wait at least another week. This comic has more padding than a female skateboarder on her period.

Me January 4, 2012, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #204615

This would be a lot more depressing if the characters weren’t so damn cute.

Someguy January 4, 2012, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #204616

After seeing Molly and Abbey’s mom wearing clothes, I was all “ABBEY WTF ARE YOU NAK— oh.” lol

Channi January 4, 2012, 11:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #204618

:question:i for got is the mom dead?

JustSomeCritic January 4, 2012, 11:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #204619

We don’t know if their mom is dead or not, and we don’t know if they know.

Itu January 5, 2012, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #204620

I love your great story lines in this web comic

Awesome 40 January 5, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #204621

Ah, “Insert Singer Here” is one of my favorite bands, too!

Rex January 5, 2012, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204622

rather than ” At Loose Ends ” i would call it ” Tragic Molly Days ” from when you said : Oh man molly why are you so innocently tragic
so i say tragic molly days its would be named after her because of her —
ok ill say it innocent yet tragic ways - ♥ >:) dummiegirl + last panel + molly =
dummiegirl abbey sister molly lol haha
~ Ah, < Insert Paulo > is one of my favorite bscb’s too!! ( me ) :love: + ( paulo ) 8-) = happy!~♥

GoldenCappuccinoFlame January 5, 2012, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #204623

Abbey’s eyes look blue on the 5th panel :o

Mangoes January 5, 2012, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #204624

What’s with the T_T face? Is she dead or something? Well I wouldn’t really count on that. Their mom is probably in the hospital.

Roxas427 January 5, 2012, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204625

Rosas. Their mom is dead. -_- this was explained in the earlier chapters.

IDog January 5, 2012, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #204626

And abbey is probably more freaked out that his little sister is making presents for their dead mother. The bags are probably filled with _______ and she’s using it to bring their dead mother back to life aaaaaaand
ha. No no these two are two cute for such deeds :3

IDog January 5, 2012, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #204627

If you are having trouble in your life then do take a break. I would much rather you rest than hear you have hurt yourself or something. Some of us do care more about you being well than the comic updated when planned. Many hugs.

In other comment, I am curious about the bags. I am not sure what to think of Abby’s face in the last panel.

Razor13 January 5, 2012, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #204628

y is molly so ****ing adorable!

JustSomeCritic January 5, 2012, 3:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #204629


JustSomeCritic January 5, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #204630

I dont get how molly hasnt figured out her mom is dead. I can understand she was too young to remember, but why hasnt anybody, including abbey, told her?

I_Killed_Bieber January 5, 2012, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #204632

Love the comic but can’t love the comic without loving those that work on it. I hope you feel better soon!

I hope that comes off less selfish that it looks. ;.;

Leian January 5, 2012, 5:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204633

i spy a pinkie pie card…..BRO HOOF

seriously,though. this page is so cute it hurts

minya100 January 5, 2012, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #204634

To Taeshi: Even if a comic was late I don’t think I’d ever assume you were just lazing about. I dunno about other readers but I’ve never imagined you as a slacker, especially when it comes to BCB. I hope you feel better.

As for the comic? I’m really interested in seeing where this is going and the art is looking better than ever.

NtG January 5, 2012, 6:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #204635

Took me long enough to realise that this page was set nin the present rather than following along after the previous one, makes much more sense now!

Quarg January 5, 2012, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #204637

Hope you get better Taeshi :3

elinn January 5, 2012, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #204639

Sorry to hear you have not been doing well, Taeshi. :( I suffer from depression myself, and I know what it can be like to want to hurt yourself just to externalize your pain.

That comic your friend drew is so sweet! Awwwww.

Remember, it never rains forever.

Fruvous January 5, 2012, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #204640

Been there Taeshi…still battle it once in awhile. I take meds now which definitely helps…but it isn’t always the answer. I will say its nice to not have panic attacks anymore.

Iris January 5, 2012, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #204641

Hmmm..this’ll be quite an interesting chapter, here.

Also, worry not about us when it comes to comics; we’ll be fine, just be careful not to burn yourself out, Taeshi :)

Chocothunda January 5, 2012, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #204642

That certainly explains why your not responding in the comments section like you used to. I’m sure like myself, the entirety of YOUR fanbase (you should be proud of yourself for that 8-D <= also for the AWESEOME emocons you made) wishes you well. Also, look on the bright side; you’ve got suitcase to help you out when things get tough. So if it really is being too much for you take a rest. Oh btw to help you relax Taeshi i suggest boiling some bay leaves in water to make a kick-arse tea that will help you relax because we ALL know you deserve it! And if you’ve read this comment ty, i always get a kick out of it when you or suitcase responds.

Echo January 5, 2012, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #204643

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you like to win, but you think you can’t, it is almost certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost.
For out of the world we find, success begins with a fellows will-
It is all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize.

Life’s battled don’t always go to the stronger of faster man,
but soon or late…

The man who wins is the man who thinks he can.

Mr.Brooks January 5, 2012, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #204645

Aww, Taeshi :( I can actually relate to what you’re going through. I moved to a new country a few months ago and I haven’t felt as happy as I used to be - I’m still really lonely. I hope you feel better soon.
Here is a link that I’m sure can make you smile: http://attackofthecute.com/

Ohaider January 5, 2012, 5:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #204646

:( I went through something like this during my first year of college. Just take a break until you get back in the step of things! You’ll be much more productive this way, like a recharged battery, rather than running on little energy until you’re out. If you go on hiatus for a week or two we’ll understand. But yeah, know when you’re overworking/overstressing yourself. It’s just as important to rest as it is to get things done! <3 You’re doing great Taeshi!

marooncoffee January 5, 2012, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #204647

wow, the hands in panel one are perfect! :D

Meeps January 5, 2012, 6:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #204649

Lol insert singer here xD

Cassidy January 5, 2012, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #204650

My earlier post was a joke. Pinkie Pie is indeed referenced in this page.

Luio & ors.: We’ve both watched Friendship is Magic and think it’s a great cartoon, but not really relevant to grown-ups. I think I can understand some of why the character designs have become popular, and certainly it’s produced by a talented team, but the writing is relatively poor and limits the show to its preteen audience. If you really think this is a great show worth watching in a post-pubescent state, you should read, watch and listen to better stuff. It’s out there, and it’s not always in cartoon form.

SuitCase January 5, 2012, 8:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #204651

Hey Taeshi, I’m only a recent addition to your fanbase, but I love what you’ve done with this comic. Seriously though, I hope things go better for you. If you need to take a break to sort things out, by all means, do it. That said, you seem to want to stay in the groove of updating, judging by your comment, so if that helps you out more, than by all means, keep updating. Whatever you feel is best for you, go for it! You have this fan’s wholehearted approval! After all, your health and happiness are important to us, so no matter what you decide, we’ll understand. Anyway, things can always be better, and I wish you the best.

some guy January 5, 2012, 8:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #204654

So I think that I love this comic too much…I had a BCB dream last night where I was Lucy and I woke up distraught and unsure of why I was human and not a cat…

the only question that I would have about this would be should I be concerned??…

I mean I realize that I love BCB because it is I think my favorite comic that I read, but I don’t want to wake up thinking that I am a cat and freak out my boyfriend….

And I don’t wanna go to the crazy house…

But anyways thank you Taeshi for making me just a tad bit psychotic about this comic…

I love being psychotic so don’t worry….

Sirius January 5, 2012, 10:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #204655

To: Taeshi

I HIGHLY doubt this will reach either yours or suitcases optical faceholes, but I feel as if I should say it anyway.
I understand what your going through. Stress? IT SUCKS. We all deal with it. We all hate it. Some have more than others. You have the weight of (aprox.) 9001 demanding idiots on your shoulders. That, I would say, puts you in the “more than others” category.
If your feeling down, or tired, or upset, or suicidal, or like you have been Wheatley’d, or anything, let’s have a chat. I’m a problem solver. I solve practical problems on occasion, but mostly I solve impractical problems. Like a psychiatrist.
So please, don’t overwork yourself. My dad did that for twoish years. He was either always angry, or always depressed. He is no longer either of those, because he took a break.
Do what you need.
If you need to take a break from the comic, by all means do so!
Artistically talented people will keep the trolls, raving idiots, ect. At bay.
I might even draw something, if I grow a pair and submit one of my doodles to the public.
So please, taesh. (ok if I call you taesh?)
Take a break!
Recharge the proverbial battery!
We submit fancomics.
You get R&R.
The idiots are satisfied.
The rational people who view this comic will be happy for you.
It’s a win-win.
And if you ever need mo’ advice, just call.

Your friend(?)/annoyance,

Curtisimo January 5, 2012, 11:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #204661

I see Pinkie Pie’s cutie mark on dat book! I wants it


5cr4g January 5, 2012, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #204662

She doesn’t make small gifts every time her mom gets beat does she? D:

Mego January 5, 2012, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #204663

yeeeee, that’s kinda grim Mego…

K.R.I January 6, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #204664

Mego this is the present now, you can tell because Abbey looks a lot older. Her mum has been missing for years at this point and she is currently with a foster home.

Kite January 6, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204665

A bit off topic, I’ve noticed people talking about taeshi’s journal comic, which I want to read… But can’t find. Where is a link to it? Or is it private?

Ineedalife January 6, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #204667

New page, sil vous plait? ;_;

Monanniverse January 6, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #204668


Here ya go: http://taeshidiary.tumblr.com/

InsaneCanadian January 6, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #204669

Don’t hastle her. It’ll be out when it’s out.

Deuce Moose January 6, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #204670

YAY!! NEW PAGE!! Oh, not yet oh well suckers :P XD
~ curse ye taeshi!! for i shall have my new page, and a shall have it NOW!!! Furious Abbey

GoldenCappuccinoFlame January 6, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #204671


That is all I will post for Flame.

The Swimmer January 6, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #204672

GCF, don’t say stuff like that. She’s goin’ through some stuff and having ********* fans criticize her is NOT helping. Just stop, please.

Random Internet Loser January 6, 2012, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #204673

I like the part where half the people spaz because there’s no new page and the other half spaz over the first half and I just sit back and munch on popcorn. :x

Jessica U. Ingmann January 6, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #204674

@Jessica U. Ingmann Though I munch Pocky and Reece’s, I sit with you and enjoy the show… :x

Vega January 6, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #204675

And let the Spaz wars begin. 8-)

Ryo January 6, 2012, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #204676

I’m guessing GCF was just messing around. Right? Mad Lucy Tae is probably working on it.

Trey January 6, 2012, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #204677

i hate you guys why do you criticize ME?! no wonder your random internet loser and lol seriously? the swimmer….

~ god, dont you people know its all about me?! Mad Lucy and dudes seriously DON’T JUDGE AND I WONT!!! :(

GoldenCappuccinoFlame January 6, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #204678

Hey @jessica, pass the popcorn
*om non nom*
Why do I genuinely feel like I caused the late page? I’m serious.

Curtisimo - nerd is cubed.

Curtisimo January 6, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #204679

Oh you Molly, all innocent and whatnot. <3

On a much another note, you should feel better about yourself Taeshi. <3

I love your comic, and the story behind it, and I swear, I sometimes obsess over the characters. :D

Just ignore the haters, and listen to those of us that understand that sometimes, **** happens in your life, and that takes precedent. Just don’t be so down, you are far too wonderful for that. It always makes me sad to see a person who is great feel so down on themselves for little reasons.

Guess I am just trying to say, be happy, we all like you that way! :D
(Not saying we don’t like you when you are not or anything, just happy is good!)

Chaz January 6, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #204680

Well, GCF if you haven’t noticed, Taeshi’s spent a lot of time working on these pages for her fanbase, and apparently it’s getting to her! As it would for anyone working on one project for a super long time! If we don’t get an update tonight, we don’t get an update. We as her loyal fans need to accept and support her, not demand her work when WE want it.

Art comes through passion and dedication. Trying to sqeeze pages out of Taeshi like a lemon is not the way to go about things. It ruins the quality and ruins the creator’s self worth and confidence on her product.

As fans, our job is to make sure Taeshi knows how much we love who she is and what she does. No matter what happens. <3

Silversoma January 6, 2012, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #204681

why can’t we all just calm down and have some good ‘ol fashioned casual sex while we wait? :)

Sethorien January 6, 2012, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #204682

Flame, I believe you have earned this
Ignore the video, it does not pertain to you, just enjoy the music

Order_66 January 6, 2012, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #204683

@Taeshi: Haters gonna hate.

@haters: You’re opinions aren’t worth the mere bites that carry them. She deigns to give you a wonderful comic, and usually she deigns to give it to you at 12am her time, no matter how busy a day she has over there.

She does not have it on time. Boo hoo, your only purpose in life is to see this comic at exactly 12 and you’ll all mass suicide if you don’t get it on time.

A message from all the loyal fandom:


And have a nice day.

Biblioholic January 6, 2012, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #204684

@Sethorien Come at me bro~*

*Translation: Your comment made me laugh too hard….

Vega January 6, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #204685

Nice. But this song works better.

That’s for GCF not you Order.

Ryo January 6, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #204686

Hey! Everybody, really, just calm down! We don’t want Taeshi to worry about this any more than she already does! Geez! Let her rest, ‘cause for god sake, se deserves a hiatus, but she still doesn’t wanna make us wait!

Be more considerate!

Emy January 6, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #204687

@Biblioholic, i couldn’t agree more i quite enjoy this comic yet, i can wait till a new page is posted even when its not on time im just glad it updated at all

random german January 6, 2012, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #204688

sethorien… i’m fairly certain not everyone here is of age.

i think you’ve made it quite clear that you are a pedophile, thanks to that comment, though. :/

anyway, hopefully veronica is taking a break, and not trying to force the next page out to try appeasing the back-breakers among her fans.

Thanatos January 6, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #204689

If I may troll the trolls for a moment:
Unh tashi u suk and pepul who wait suk and I want chapter or go die!!!!1!
I just trolled myself, a little,
However, if you agreed, I just trolled you.
It’s a troll within a troll!

Curtisimo - insomnia, or just patient?

Curtisimo January 6, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #204690

I think this is funny! 8-D Seriously with one comment, GCF has caused the whole comment section to blow up with people hatin on him. I thought GCF was joking at first but Dang! XD

Trey January 6, 2012, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #204691

Thank you for making my day sir

Order_66 January 6, 2012, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #204692

Tashi: your loyal readers wOnt mind if you take a break. We would eagerly await your return.

Loki the first January 6, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #204693

@Thanatos… whut o.O I just wanted to diffuse the tension with a little bit of tender loving. Why you gotta pull out the pedo card?

You guys are awfully wound up tonight… just chillaaaaax :3

Sethorien January 6, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #204694

@Seithoren, at least you made someone laugh (me)

Vega January 6, 2012, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #204695

oh god, i really wish i hadnt read her tumblr diary. Really bummed me out. Seriously, im ****ing depressed.

2Cents January 6, 2012, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #204696

I really hope GCF is just a really bad troll. If he/she is serious, someone has to explain that not everything goes his/her way like mommy and daddy have led him/her to believe. On a side note, Taeshi deserves a break. It’s been nearly 2 years and she hasn’t missed an update yet! I fully support her and Suitcase taking a well-earned vacation! 8-D

LostInPhilly89 January 6, 2012, 1:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #204697

@LostInPhilly89 Your approval is at 100%

Vega January 6, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #204699

@2cents you know posting a comment like that will only upset her more right?

Mego January 6, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #204700

Lol @ lil sis’s chalkboard, panel 5

Dragnite January 6, 2012, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #204701

Bum bumbumbumbumbumbumbumbumbumbumbum- hey mr.Sandman- oh wait, that song may be incredibly catchy but not apropriate in this situation… :l oh well I’m gonna go stall and watch some MLP cuz apparently everyone has been saying it’s good and I have never seen it before. In second I love waiting for pages because I find it makes my day longer and more worth while because I get more done in the time of waiting for it than I do while eating dinner after reading the new pages. : ) thank you EveryOne In the comment section for makIn me laff or helpin me practice my patience with idiots :) and taeshi enjoy the spoilage Suitcase said he was going to give you haha. I would be up most happy to check In after a vacation you should take.

Lemme sleep plz January 6, 2012, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #204702

sethorien, i’m simply pointing out the obvious, not everyone here is of age…

would you suggest something like that, even as a joke, in a group of people waiting for something, with underage teens in the group?

besides, i’m not wound up, this is just how i am.

one last comment about this page, then i’m gonna go…

…i’ve got nothing, goodnight.

to veronica, speaking again for all your real fans, DO NOT PUSH YOURSELF.

oh, a final note to oliver… telling someone they’re wrong in finding something like MLP FiM enjoyable, and worth watching at a post-pubescent stage is wrong itself.

it’s hardly right to tell others how to live their lives, or what they should find enjoyable and worth their time.

you’re being too close-minded with that comment, just saying. :smirk:

Thanatos January 6, 2012, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #204703

Before I say anything this isn’t a dumb “OMG it didn’t upda- *gets shot* ” Update comment, this is a comment about your current mental trouble comment. I am sorry that I was too lazy… no illiterate… no no no … ahh too naive to understand what you meant by your comment, and I am sorry to find out today (sorry come here M, W, F ) about your problem, and I hope that things would become better for you overtime. :(

P.S. Japan gave me a lot of tissues so you can have some if you want.

Darf14 January 6, 2012, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #204704

You guys are super antsy today. I mean jeez… just… go read the forums, or draw a picture, or SOMETHING. Just occupy yourselves for a little while. The update is coming eventually whether it 2 minutes or 2 weeks. Just stop the hate on each other.

Noneedfornames January 6, 2012, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #204705

I’ve heard that drawing hands is always difficult, so i wonder how often Molly’s hands were redone.
Oh, and molly has great taste in music, I have the exact same poster! :D

Star Adder January 6, 2012, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #204706


person who wants to sleep January 6, 2012, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #204707

@person who wants to sleep Then go to sleep. It’s not like it wont be here tomorrow.

Noneedfornames January 6, 2012, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #204708

So Taeshi… You should take some of the advice here. a break won’t kill the fanbase, and any that would leave from such a small thing aren’t worth having.

Also, if you have a bad day, or you just feel out of sorts, I would suggest Ponies.
It can really turn a sour mood around, and the communities of fans are almost always incredibly nice. I don’t know how you feel about the show, but this brony would be more than happy if it brought you even a single smile.

Keith_Z January 6, 2012, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #204709

Hey guys, she doesn’t have to update at midnight, you know? She just does that because she’s nice and awesome. She can just update at any time of the day, and maybe all your whining will make her do that permanently.

Itu January 6, 2012, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #204710

@person who wants to sleep dude don’t get your panties in a wad and just go to bed

Mego January 6, 2012, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #204711

@Suitcase — I must disagree on your views on MLP:FiM. It may seem poor in your eyes, but look how many thousands of people it has reached and changed the lives of. Compare it to this BitterSweet Candy Bowl comic, if you will. Even if you believe this webcomic has better writing and character development, and even though it has what I’d consider to be a relatively large fanbase, MLP:FiM has a larger fanbase within the space of a single year of its launch, including those of a gender it was not originally targeted at and an age bracket it was not originally targeted at in addition to the age and gender group it was originally targeted at.

Though you may point out it does come from a brand name company, note that My Little Pony as a franchise has been out since about 1980 to 1982 on the market and has never been as popular as it is now with this re-release.

Juvenile? Perhaps. Mediocre writing? Hardly. For children =/= bad writing, and additionally, I find more and more that adult programming is becoming increasingly sex-oriented.
I’ll take ponies over violence and graphic content any day, in my programming.

As a last thing to point out, most children’s programming today disgusts me with the moronic and/or dull characters and plotlines. MLP:FiM is something I found personally refreshing and enjoyable to watch as a nineteen year old female.
No amount of talk will ever convince me that a show or series is bad if it is good enough to rake in THAT many repeat viewers. I felt it necessary to point this out.

SonicdaShapeshifter January 6, 2012, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #204712

@person please don’t say things like that. The page will be up when it’s up, and that’s not helping at all (in fact, it may be hurting)

HyperBallistic January 6, 2012, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #204713

The My Little Pony reference has convinced my brother to give this comic a go. He can’t stop reading.

Great job Taeshi! Now take a well deserved break! You’ve earned it after all!

NITWITT January 6, 2012, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #204714

omfg I KNEW Thanatos was a FCKING BRONNY!

Geraldo January 6, 2012, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #204715


The fact that many people like something doesn’t make it good. Still. MLP FiM is a great cartoon, yes, and SuitCase mentioned that in his post. He’s just saying there’s better stuff our there for the teen age group and above.

Itu January 6, 2012, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #204716

Hope you feel better

clunker429 January 6, 2012, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #204717

@Person who wants to sleep
:nope:………That is the funniest thing that’s been said all night. I really hope it doesn’t worry Tae too much or get her offended. It was still hilarious 8-)
Wait a sec!! You were kidding right ?!

Trey January 6, 2012, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #204718

Hahah Pinkiepie cutie mark! XD

Myu January 6, 2012, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #204719

@Trey why yes it is : P

person who wants to sleep January 6, 2012, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #204720

Too much seriousness going on everyone (including Tae) need to lighten up and themselves and eveything else : P also I like how her name sounds japanese XD

person who wants to sleep January 6, 2012, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #204721

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is freakin’ incredible. K, that’s all!


Princess Molestia January 6, 2012, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #204722

@person who wants to sleep
yeah. I almost thought it was serious. :unsure: Just because of how serious everyone who commented on it was.

Trey January 6, 2012, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #204723

Well, my fellow good fans, I’m afraid I must have to wait until the morn to see the youngest page, as my curfew hath come, and if I do not retire soon I shall fall into the land of the subconscious in the middle of my classes.*

*Translation: …. I don’t even know XD

Vega January 6, 2012, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #204724

HA! . . “Insert Singer Here” haha :D

I see what you did there :3

PartyhatPikachu January 6, 2012, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #204725

@SoniddaShapeshifter Buy some Loony Toons dvds and watch those. Or some Rugrats. Or Teen Titans. Or the old Spongebob (I don’t even know the **** they’re trying to put in kid’s heads with this new ****)

Yeah the cartoons nowadays are stupid. America’s becoming stupid, and the kids these days don’t understand smart things. They cancled JIMMY NEUTRON and replaced it with just a half hour of SHEEN. History Channel is now a solid day of ANCIENT ALIENS (I watched it once, lauged my *** off, and then I heard people actually talking about it as if it were serious and watched it again and got drunk off my *** desparing over society) and VARIOUS FORMS OF RIPPING PEOPLE OFF (just. take. your. pick. They’re ALL ****ing disgusting, what they do). What, is the dragon ball **** gonna go on for another 6 remakes? Is Power Rangers gonna litterally start stealing from it’s own old scripts? Face it. The world’s going to hell, and it’s all because people REFUSE to learn.

Now, me? I blame the middle schools. What happens to a student with straight Fs? Not. A. Damn. Thing. They aren’t sat down and told they’re stupid. They aren’t forced to repeat the sixth grade. They get a demerit for not tucking in their bland white shirt. They get detention for either getting three demerits or cussing out the teachers. The teachers themselves all have that deep look of dispair as if every single one of them will fail and there’s not a damned thing they can do about it. And when I walk through? They brighten up as if I’m a ****ing genius who redeems all their years of failure. And that’s sad. Because it took me like fifteen minutes a night to do some of the homework that they said would take months. It took eight days to get all my reading for the year done. Because I just tried, like my dad told me to.

And then I walk into high school and suddenly the teachers are fiery eyed and defiant as they slap homework assignment after homework assignment in front of me as if on a mission to take my A away, and they look down at me with scorn until I prove I’m not just another pass-along soon-to-be drop out. Then I walk to math class and… lo and behold, it’s the same deal with middle school there too. Uncaring teacher. Failing class. Me passing and the teacher looking at me like I’m some miracle sent down from the heavens.

I graduate and go to college… and… words cannot tell you the difference. Every single person here is like me. One day I was given a book, and I was told to finish it in two days. I did it. Nobody said anything, because that’s what she told us to do and that’s what everyone did.

I was surprised by some numbers my roommate gave me. There are 20% the number of college students in the country where 100% is high school students. And the drop out rates hover around 14% for freshmen in high school, in my area at least.

When there’s a 6% difference between total number of college students and high school drop outs in ONE GRADE, something’s wrong with the process.

They just give up on them in middle school. It doesn’t matter what they do in Elementary School, or High School, as long as middle schools are teaching kids that there’s no punishment for faliure they’ll keep on hitting that freshmen year brick wall.

More and more parents just wait for the school to tell them of the birds and the bees, and don’t talk to kids about anything. Fifth graders are staring to talk about and participate in sex, and I have not seen **** done about it. The politicians SAY that we’re sliding out of the recession but I’ve yet to see my dad go back to work.

Phinius and Ferb is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen.

No. It’s Adventure Time.

No. It’s Chowder.

No. It’s Pawn Stars.


Things used to be better in my days.

And that wasn’t too long ago.

MLP is not that good. Instead of mindless stupidity it throws back to the dull humorous show followed by little frowns and last minute happy ending and lesson learning of the Flinstones days.

MLP is not good enough for older men to watch and like. I have a niece I babysit on holidays, and it. isn’t. that. good. I’ve successfully predicted the five episodes I’ve seen in the first five minutes of them.

It isn’t good enough to replace Jimmy Neutron and Rug Rats and Loonytoons and Animaniacs and Teen Titans and old Family Guy and the only two Power Rangers movies that were actually slightly more than “little guys appear, power rangers beat them, more appear, they morph and kick their butts, intermission, little guys and big guy shows themselves and power ranger kicks both of their butts, big guy falls into toxic waste and becomes huge, power rangers call zords and kick his butt. Cheer.”

MLP is one girls show standing on the battered, dessicated corpses of the older generation, while on the horizon looms a wall of utter idiocy that threatens to swallow us all.

And it isn’t that great.

Bitter Old Coot, age 20 January 6, 2012, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #204726

@ Bitter Old Coot, age 20: WHOA DUDE D: dont hate on the dragon ball series. I love that ****! 8-D

Why do you care? January 6, 2012, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #204727

@Bitter Old Coot
As much as I may agree with some of those things, god DAMN, obvious butthurt is obvious.

Octahedron January 6, 2012, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #204728

@boc oh my gosh calm down this has nothing to do with anything,,,

in other words, taeshi take a break if you must, it won’t kill anyone <33

kurihiru January 6, 2012, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #204729

@The People Responding to my post in general — I’m not saying that having a ton of followers makes a show great OR crappy. A bajillion people loved Hannah Montana and I just couldn’t get into it.

But what I am saying is, if something can garner that many fans, it must be doing something right.
As for watching better things, have to agree with ya Bitter Old Coot aged 20 (LOL Nice) THERE’S JUST NOTHING THERE. Except perhaps The Mentalist. Oh, Patrick Jane T-T You must find Red John and avenge your family! *shakes fist at sky dramatically*

But yeah, compared to everything else I’m seeing online for kids or otherwise…there’s just not that much that isn’t copying off something before it. I wish there was more originality, but I’m glad MLP isn’t full of shallow one-dimensional female characters like the ones I’m regretfully used to seeing these days.
And on the topic of Phineas and Ferb, it’s a simple show, but I do think it is entertaining even if each character in it only has one motivational quirk to them.

Edit: Also, I’ve already watched Teen Titans and the old Looney Toons, lol. I have a collection of dvd’s of shows I deem good. Also people, my original post was to Suitcase in response to something he said about MLP not being quality for adults to watch. I think everyone would appreciate it if the topic stayed on the comic and not the general suckitude of shows these days.
I think this page was an interesting one for the reference and for what it implies emotionally, and am interested in seeing the next page. but don’t think we should pressure Taeshi for it. We should all just go to bed and check later. It’s not like late updates are the end of the world and she seems to be going through a tough time right now =( Stay strong Taeshi, we want you to feel better. And not just for your comic like you think.

SonicdaShapeshifter January 6, 2012, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #204730

uhh no the FIM ponies are one-dimensional as all hell, and have a habit of shifting personality to fit the lesson of the week

It’s a good chidren’s show, but I literally could tell what was going to happen five minutes in without fail each time, the plots are predictable and clearly written for children. People can like it, but to consider it some sort of written masterpiece that transcends children’s cartoons is just delusional. It’s so painfully overrated.

(PS I am currently colouring the next page, and takes between 4-7 hours so hopefully by then it’ll be up!)

For people who want to know how I am doing (And I deeply appreciate it) here’s a good message about it: http://www.formspring.me/taeshi/q/ 279468528426291245

Taeshi January 6, 2012, 2:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #204731

Couldnt have said it better, boc. Kind of irrelevent but damn, i totally agree

Wilson! January 6, 2012, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #204732

oh hello taeshi how are you feeling

kurihiru January 6, 2012, 2:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #204733


I second that, we are all worried

El-MerY January 6, 2012, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #204734

Truly great media for children appeals to adults as well. Pixar movies, Disney cartoons, Star Wars, The Simpsons, The Muppets, Ren & Stimpy, your favourite anime, whatever. This is not to say that a show like Sesame Street, Yo Gabba Gabba or Miffy aren’t lovely, well-crafted things too, but they’re not worth watching as an adult because they’re preoccupied with teaching basic life lessons to toddlers and tweens.

Each Friendship is Magic episode is a boring morality tale with dull one-dimensional characters. There’s no serious overarching plot. There are no layers of meaning to uncover when you’re a little older. Characters are represented inconsistently, because kids won’t really care.

This is not a Lauren Faust problem either - watch Foster’s Home, it’s a much better show and more acceptable for grown-ups to watch, because it isn’t mired in stories about how to share and how to overcome jealousy and all this other juvenile stuff.

I think the people who enjoy My Little Pony have a bit of bad (or undeveloped) taste, because they genuinely think the show’s writing is on par with Foster’s Home or Powerpuff Girls or whatever. But for the most part I think they misrepresent why they like it: it’s not the actual cartoon that’s appealing, it’s the character designs, the personas and (most importantly) the community that has formed around the show. There’s a degree of tiresome ironicism, furry weirdoism and plain old bandwagonism going on there, but I have to admit the designs are appealing and interesting.

But so were the Teletubbies - and once it stopped being funny to talk about how you “ironically” watch the Teletubbies, we all moved on.

Friendship is Magic isn’t for anyone but children. Appreciate it for being a good kids’ show, and move on.

SuitCase January 6, 2012, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #204735

…..hey taeshi or suitcase or whoever, I dont think ur bad comment prohibiter isn’t working…..also I guess we just found the show (MLP) to be better than a bunch of other stuff that’s on rite now, so we quickly fell in love with it. Nostalgia is as bittersweet as this comic.

Redneck January 6, 2012, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #204736

Hey taeshi. ;A;

Fffffff January 6, 2012, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #204737

So, we’ve got time for a heated debate about my little pony… Good thing I stayed up so late waiting for the update.

Dingus January 6, 2012, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #204738

@Octahedron I go on a rant on the debraining of this country and you take “butthurt” from that?!

Dude/Dudette… really?

Congratulations. You failed middle school. I can pick you people out from a mile away.

@kurihiru It does’t matter where I say it, the only reaction I get is that one. “Dude, where did this come from? You’re so off topic, why do you make us think about these things? Why can’t you just leave us to wallow in our ignorance?”

I hate ignorance, that’s why. Not on topic? Too bad. Have SuitCase bann my IP address from commenting.

@SonicdaShapeshifter … if you think that is not one-dimentional… and you read BCB… you’re blind. Just blind. I don’t have any more to say.

@Taeshi Noticed that too. Hey it’s you! Take a break? Nah, said too many times already. Be cheered up? Nah, seems you’re “better.” Ah, cool comic I guess.

Bitter Old Coot, age 20 January 6, 2012, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #204739

Amen to the bitter old coot, but seriously guys, are we really arguing about ponies? And in this much depth?!

Dingus January 6, 2012, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #204740

Okay yes, this IS coming from a brony, but I agree, it’s predictable, it is overrated.

also I have to say, all of you that will flame me for being a brony, all I have say its our oppinion to like it, the show isn’t perfect, not as good as PPG or fosters, but we like it, so please just don’t kill us for likin it,now please, most of us leave you alone, you leave us alone, ok?

Also, Molly is so cute, and I wonder how the chapter is gonna go 0.O
Looks like another “happy” chapter..

Meowth766 January 6, 2012, 3:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #204741

@my last comment: Goddamnit, my gramar suck

Redneck January 6, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #204742

@boc orly I failed middle school, that’s why I passed it wait what is. God you’re logic is stunning. How do you do it? It’s funny when people assume to know things about complete strangers on the interent :D It doesn’t take some genius to point out society is going to ****, so really, stop with the talking like your thoughts are gems in a pile of ****. Speaking in a condescending matter doesn’t make you smarter than everyone else, it just makes you a pretentious *******. You sound just like the angsty kids from middle school that thought that they were better than everyone else.

Octahedron January 6, 2012, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #204743

Soooooooo much MLP butthurt. It makes me laugh. AND YES! WE SEEN THE POSTER SAYING “INSERT SINGER HERE”! JEEZ!

Hiroshu the Brony January 6, 2012, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #204744


AttachéCase January 6, 2012, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #204745

Meowth766: I don’t think I’m arguing for people not to like the show, I have plenty of brony friends, I am more referring to the type that think the show is such a masterpiece that it’s offensive to them that I am not fanatical about it. And there seems to be plenty of that hostility in the FIM community.

I am chill enough to have a ten year old girl reference it in her bedroom, so surely that means I’m not going to kill you guys for it? It’s that kind of defensiveness that annoys me. “You don’t like the show? Well I like it IT’S MY OPINION GOSH”

well ok so it’s your opinion, that’s fine, and I hold my own :U; Coexistence!

Taeshi January 6, 2012, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #204746

@Meowth766 We just have one question that you broanies won’t answer straight. Why? That’s all we want answered, we don’t get it. Instead of House or South Park or Connan or Scrubs you turn it to a little girl’s show? We don’t get it, and we want to understand.

And I’m getting tired of broanies DODGING THE QUESTION WITH HALF THOUGHT OUT “Oh, I ‘unno. Like the characters I guess.”

That’s all there is to this flaming, man. Just answer the ****ing question. We. Don’t. GET IT.

Bitter Old Coot, age 20 January 6, 2012, 3:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #204747

I like MLP because I’m childish at mind. I watch little kids shows all the time. Dora, Handy Mandy, Max and Ruby. Also, My Little Pony. That’s just me.

Hiroshu the Brony January 6, 2012, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #204748

@old coot:……because we can…Lol…….I find it funny, I also enjoy a good south park or family guy, I’ll watch a good 3 hrs of NCIS, then I’ll turn rite around and watch mlp. Why? Why do u care? Is it wrong? it’s called non consistency. That’s wat I like, something different, unexpected of my gen to do in this time.

Redneck January 6, 2012, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #204749

I have seen the show on my computer once or twice. If anything, I find the art style addictive, but other than that, there is little character development… WHY ARE WE HAVING THIS ARGUMENT.

AttachéCase January 6, 2012, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #204750

Taeshie, taeshie, I was talking to the critical people, I respect your opinion, I AGREE, and I was only saying that in hopes of the fact that I wouldn’t get flamed.

Meowth766 January 6, 2012, 3:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #204751

Bitter Old Coot: It’s not that hard to get. The art direction is gorgeous, the character designs are attractive, the expressions are diverse to the point where it can get really cartoony and silly, it’s fun, the voice-acting is energetic and fun, it can be a really sweet and nice show, and it’s not cheesy like the older MLP show incarnations. It’s not the kind of show a parent would watch and cringe at, like a parent taking a child to a Yu-Gi-Oh movie and just sitting there confused. With MLP it’s something an adult can easily watch and be engaged in, and that’s part of the reason it’s so accessible.

I find the hate towards the show confusing, just as much as finding the fanatical “This is a written literary masterpiece” adoration confusing.

Taeshi January 6, 2012, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #204752

ANYWAY YOU GUYS ARE BEING A DISTRACTION >8( see ponies ruin everything.


Taeshi January 6, 2012, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #204753

lol. Ponies.

Hiroshu the Brony January 6, 2012, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #204754

I agree with Taeshi, My view to the show is pretty neutral. The adoration to the show is exaggerated greatly, but I also don’t understand the extreme loathing. Its a children’s show, not a merciless dictator guys.

AttachéCase January 6, 2012, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #204755

@bitter old coot, I’ll answer for Meowth766 since he is my bro. For him he doesn’t watch most of the shows you mentionend ad shows lie them because he is 11. Now speaking for myself I am not an avid brony. I just watch a little. I am not sure and never have been sure why I like it, I just do and I’m sure a good number of bronies agree with me. We are incapable of answering the question because we have no answer. We just like the show, we watch it, enjoy it and move on with our lives.

P.S. I don’t respond to flame directed at me.

Teeroy766 January 6, 2012, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #204756

I can’t believe all this pony stuff sparked from some design that apparently comes from that tv show. :/ I have to wonder… was that planned or is it just supposed to be random stuff? :question:
Man, Person who wants to sleep was right trying to break up all this seriousness.

Trey January 6, 2012, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #204757

Wow. Taeshi was right. Ponies ruined my sleeping pattern. Off to bed with me! XD

Hiroshu the Brony January 6, 2012, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #204758

Sorry we wern’t trying to…

And I hope you were joking…*packs pony’s bags*

Seriously though, I think we’re all sorry for engaging in a huge argument and we should all be ashamed of our selves for engaging in a huge argument, so again. Sorry.

Meowth766 January 6, 2012, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #204759

Lol will we even remember this months from now? Maybe I’ll go back to jus commenting on this great comic one day instead of participating in these deathless wars… Good flame war everybody!!! Nite!!!

Redneck January 6, 2012, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #204760

Finals words~ at least you don’t have Doritos

AttachéCase January 6, 2012, 3:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #204761

@80%ofthecommenters: In other news, this comic is AWESOME. :P

Really, the site is called “Bittersweet Candy Bowl”, not “Bittersweet Pony Trough”. (see what i did there) Let’s keep what we say here mostly on topic with dramatic teenage kitties and doggies.

Thanks yah, thank yah very much.

Michael S. January 6, 2012, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #204762

Also protip guys, stop misusing “flamewar.” A heated debate with widely different opinions =/= flamewar. It is just a debate, an argument at worst. And there is nothing wrong with that.

Taeshi January 6, 2012, 3:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #204763

@Taeshi Ok. Thank you for answering the friggen question that the friggen Broanies would never put straight. I can understand now, if not agree. It’s more the abstruse jokes and fanaticism about the show that irritates me.

And then there’s that other guy I have to talk to….

@Octahedron I don’t speak meaning to be condensating. I speak truth as I see it, and be damned with your opinions of my character. I don’t temper my tongue because why should I? I think YOUR the one who’s butthurt.

Oh, you noticed my big words that we all were supposed to learn and I actually use? You know why? Because you’re on a computer. You know there’s this thing called “Google” that’ll lead you right to this other thing called “Dictionary.reference.com” right? S’ not like you can’t puzzle it out. You’ve got no ****ing excuse for your ignorance save laziness.

And one of my points is the fact that my teachers told me I’m a genius and the fact that anyone could mistake me even slightly of being a genius is just sad. I apply myself. Anyone can do it. But they don’t. That’s why I despair.

Oh, congratulations. Passed Middle School. Got it. My bad. So sorry I accused you of that. Guess my ******** detectors are going off for some other reason. Wonder what…

Bitter Old Coot, age 20 January 6, 2012, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #204764

@ taeshi: Thank u for correction, lol me NOOB OF INTERNET

Redneck January 6, 2012, 3:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #204765

@Boc: I thought old people go to bed early?

Redneck January 6, 2012, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #204766

@Redneck I’m older in mind than in body. I swear I’m like ninety inside. But I’m ****in twenty man. My first class ain’t till ten tomorrow. If I went to sleep now I’d get 9 hours of sleep when eight’s like the max I can even consider. When I TRY to sleep longer I wake up when I’ve had eight hours and lie in bed for half an hour before being pulled out of bed by sheer gravity of boredom.

Bitter Old Coot, age 20 January 6, 2012, 3:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #204767

@boc: same problem, except I’m 17, damn u internal clock!!

Redneck January 6, 2012, 3:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #204768

I guess this Bittersweet Debate on ponies and tv shows is finally over….
Now what? :question:

Trey January 6, 2012, 3:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #204769

@trey: now….we wait….And don’t worry, for the battles will continue till th end of man….

Redneck January 6, 2012, 4:03 AM EST.

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Rachel Vang January 6, 2012, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #204771

Lol I’m not seeing how I’m butthurt, when you’re the one practically freaking out over me calling you condescending. Calm down a little bud, it’s the internet. Put things in perspective for yourself, you’re ranting about the world in the comment section of a webcomic about cat drama. Anyways.

I don’t really give a **** about your “big” words (they really aren’t that “big”), I was kinda paying attention to the points you were putting out, you know, the whole point of reading something? Hell, where did I even talk about your word choice? I didn’t say you were condescending just because of your “big” words. I really didn’t have trouble reading what you wrote, but thanks for caring.

Lol, stop trying to act like you’re modest. You’re acting like your opinion is the ultimatum and there’s no possible way anything you said could be wrong, and pretending to be modest doesn’t help.

Lol, I’m not looking for anything gratification on it, you just said that I didn’t pass middle school based off of a short comment, and I’m telling you otherwise. If you don’t believe me, whatever. Convincing some stranger on the internet that I passed middle school isn’t really my highest concern.

Octahedron January 6, 2012, 4:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #204772

@octahedron:….a bit late dont u think?

Redneck January 6, 2012, 4:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #204773

GIRLS, girls.. you’re both pretty :) now hug it out and everything will be okay ;)

ThinksUrSilly January 6, 2012, 4:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #204774

For being age 20, “Bitter Old Coot” acts a little young for his age. Don’t we get over all that I hate the world stuff in the last year or two of high school?

SuitCase January 6, 2012, 4:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #204775

Hope you get well :(

Celsy January 6, 2012, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #204776

-Looks at top of page-

“Bittersweet PonyTrough”

Dear God, there’s no escaping it…

Ziggy January 6, 2012, 4:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #204777

Wow. Comments needed to be locked like, 3 hours ago. Talking ponies are cute and need to be shot. I think we all got it….good lord

I_Killed_Bieber January 6, 2012, 4:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #204778

Then move on, Bieber. >_>

Oneironaut January 6, 2012, 4:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #204780

This is not the place I should be. Whats this? A knife? A fork, an spoon..and a skateboard ramp? Dang..must be tripping up..

in other news. loving the expressions.^~^

Zegato January 6, 2012, 5:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #204781

All you pony haters, we’re gonna love and tolerate the s*it out of you >.

Brony January 6, 2012, 5:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #204782

I love you taeshi! :D your so awesome and you should know that :)

pie January 6, 2012, 5:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #204783

And that’s how BCB became BPT.
Are you going to change the website’s address too?

Cliffy January 6, 2012, 5:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #204784

Taeshi sometimes I think this site needs a group chat IM that way the amount of off topic comments will go down >.< at least the distraction of MLP is keepin people from asking where the new page is xD just for the record I do like MLP: FiM but I know the flaws it has >.>

ToraPandoraPGS January 6, 2012, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #204785

@ Brony
you watch lilypichu on youtube too? :D

Kanonon January 6, 2012, 5:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #204786

It’s a damn shame the majority direction of the comments went towards My Little Pony, because I think a united front to back and support Taeshi and an open discussion about the clear issues going on there would’ve been amazing. One of the best things the Internet can do. Did start out like that originally but ah well, ponies do ruin everything it seems.

Personally I feel that the Taeshi Diary could be a turn of the tide. The worst sufferers of low self-esteem and depression try to keep it to themselves, so that right there is a sign of hope - a show of acceptence and willingness to talk about it. So why not talk about it some more?

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
Winston Churchill

Masket January 6, 2012, 5:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #204787

Has anyone talked about those HANDS? The hands in this page are LOVELY, Tashei! That’s a weird thing to pay attention to but yep :I

Ranki January 6, 2012, 5:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #204788

I didn’t notice the Pony trough, I noticed the Pinkie pie card that Molly has :D

Osarx January 6, 2012, 6:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #204789

Good job as usual, but Abbey’s reaction is a little odd. Is he just weirded out because she’s still doing something so innocently childish, or does his problem run deeper than that?

I doubt their mother’s dead, though.

SushiJaguar January 6, 2012, 6:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #204790

Confound these ponies: they drive Taeshi to insanity. ^.^

Kikren January 6, 2012, 6:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #204791

@Octahedron I like how me telling you the truth as bluntly as it can be told is grounds for being said to be “pretending to be modest.” Is unmigitated honestly really so foreign to you that you have to pick fun at it?These are the facts: People have called me a genius. I am not a genius. I have met genii, I am not one. My mind works the same way everyone else does. And it is a little depressing to me that people can really see me as a genius when to anyone who’s actually ever met one I am very clearly not. I’m not trying to be modest, that’s how it is. Don’t try to pull meanings from my words that ain’t there.

And as I’ve said before: people always say that, because people don’t want to hear it, because people refuse to ****ing learn. I know I don’t expect serious responses out of you guys in this place and time and I’m telling you that I don’t care if it’s not likely, I’ll say it wherever I damn well want to say it.

If it helps, I didn’t start out with the intention to curse out the world when I turned onto the subject of cartoons we used to watch. Just sort of wandered in on it’s own. I really did feel like a bitter old man looking at the world saying “it all used to be better, back in the day.” It’s only more frustrating knowing that so little time has passed since then that it might as well have been yesterday that I was watching Jimmy Neutron and Loony Toons back when the reruns were still shown a lot.

@SuitCase … Really? You know why it looks like I hate the world? Because I’m angry at broad swatches of it. We’re not talking about trees or animals or relationships, are we? We’re not talking about family and friends and nature and love, are we? I don’t hate the world. I just hate people sometimes, and I hate the way our system is. Is that not allowed in your land of golden uniform maturity? It’s like they WANT them to fail life. Running on bells, working on different specializations each shift, arbitrarily labeling all produce with dates instead of quality or mental maturity or something less irrelivent?

It’s a factory. It’s all Industrial Revolution mentality… and a view of the mind that dates back to the good ol’ bigoted first public schools in the days of the enlightenment, where the nobles were VERY scheptical about trying to teach the common street monkeys, wondering if those of common blood could even learn like those of the higher blood. Broad inferrings that there are stupid people and smart people, and that stupid people can simply be processed, every single one getting the exact same treatment, and dumped into the work force and the smart people can be processed the same exact way, only more intensively and they get dumped into colleges.

It’s an outdated system, and maybe if I say it enough times in more and more absurd places people might actually ****ing stop and LISTEN to REASON. That we need a new education system, it’s horribly outdated. That standardization is not the answer, we don’t need uniformity in our population. That we cannot expect every single person to learn the same damn way, nor can we truly make an efficient teaching method that taught all the ways one might learn.

That it needs to CHANGE.

This is what I believe, and I believe it so strongly that it sometimes comes out without me planning it that way. Do I hate the world? No. Do I hate the way society is changing? It’s going BACKWARD. The middle class is being eliminated, faith and morals are severely retreating, good will is stunted and suspicious if it’s even there, crime wreaks havok amongst every level of the social ladder and every dark corner and bright bullivard of society. Questionable things are slowly becoming accepted simply because it seems inevitable to resist the end result of legalization. Cartoons are becoming stupider as kids slowly adapted to like humor they didn’t have to think about one little bit. Kids. It’s all about what the kids are doing. They run around actually saying such things such as “BRB” and “Stop Trollin!” and “Then I took an arrow to the knee.” It’s not just the new style of trends, though. They’re much less inclined to go out and play in the yard than we were back then. Even if I also wanted to play videogames, I was outside more than playing. The opposite’s true for them. They’re harsher to each other than we ever were, and my 11 year old brother is telling me over the holidays that half his class claim to have had sex.

It’s not the world in all that’s going mad. Nope. Western Society is coming apart at the seams though.

I’m just saying THINK ABOUT IT. Don’t shut your eyes and refuse to think of the starving children in Africa… or in the U.S.. Don you honestly think that in one year not one person in the U.S. dies of a case of starvation not related to an eating disorder? Do you honestly believe that for one MONTH?!

I don’t hate the world.

I hate willful ignorance.

Bitter Old Coot, age 20 January 6, 2012, 6:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #204792

I know this will sound like another comment from another face in a crowd but I thought Id offer this in the off chance youll read it. Taeshi, you sound like you have gone through some very tough times but I assure you that youre not alone. Everyone here is supporting you and wishing you the best.
I offer coucelling proffessionally and as horrible as it sounds to do, I would love to help you in any way I can, if only as a shoulder to cry on. I would charge you absoloutly nothing as you have already done so much for me.
If you ever want any help then please add me on skype at ovickers and I will do all that is in my power to aid you.

Mr.V January 6, 2012, 6:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #204793

And amazingly, Bitter Old coot achieved nothing that day

Mercury January 6, 2012, 7:00 AM EST.

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Abook January 6, 2012, 7:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #204795

WTF TAESHI “Bittersweet PONY TROUGH”???????? And why don’t we have an update??
Oh and forget about the pony trough, it’s fixed already

Kristy January 6, 2012, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #204796

Bitter Old Coot:

If it’s “willful ignorance” you hate, then you’re in the wrong place, my friend. This here’s a webcomic; one that’s pure fiction, no less. If it’s a place bereft of ignorance you’re looking for, you might wanna start by becoming a high school teacher - at least there people are smart enough to listen to you, yet dumb enough to learn something new with every other word that comes out of your mouth. And from there, you can create your own army of politically and morally correct zombies to do your bidding.

But for the time being, might I suggest a frothy cup of hot chocolate to calm your fragile nerves?

And yes, Western society is going to destroy itself one day. It’s inevitable, considering the rate we’re going in. But you wanna know what I’m doing? Instead of ranting about it, I just kick back, grab a beer, get some popcorn, and watch our so-called “land of opportunity” self-destruct. Every. $@%#-ing. Step. Of. The way.

Ziggy January 6, 2012, 7:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #204797

BAHAhahahaha!! Oh god Taeshi you used what i said, that’s freakin awesome. xD

God I’m going to sleep laughing now. :D

Michael S. January 6, 2012, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #204798

Well, since his comment isn’t visible anymore, we can get back to melodramatic cats.

Abook January 6, 2012, 7:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #204799

where is the update

update man January 6, 2012, 7:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #204800

Bitter Old Coot and Octahedron should just stop typing and make out already. They clearly love each other. :-*

Adorable comic btw, I hope Abbey doesn’t get some sort of horrible flashback that leads to a freak out. Kid’s got enough stress as it is.

fastbreak333 January 6, 2012, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #204801

I’m a bit too tired at the moment to make a solid comment on all of this, as I just checked in this page and saw a MESS of comments, and rants. All I’ll say is this:

@Bitter: Careful. I understand the amount of frustration that you’re feeling with society, but making a large mess of generalizations doesn’t necessarily help your argument. You’re also making assumptions that people are completely unaware of what’s going on in the world.

In a way, you are partially demonstrating what you hate so much.

@Ziggy: High school students? That in and of itself is a challenge, made worse if you are a young teacher, moreso if you are a young substitute teacher (I’m in the latter category…oooh, the stories I could tell XD).

But until then, sleep.

Chocothunda January 6, 2012, 7:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #204802

I wonder if Big Old Coot likes the view inside his own *******

lucanorian January 6, 2012, 7:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #204803

No offence guys but Taeshi is in a bad place right now and instead of supporting her, you guys are filling her comments with demands for updates, complaints at old men and talk about ponies. Dont you think that maybe we should be helping a lovely person who gives us so much for free instead of using her page like a playpen for us to fight about pointless matters and whine that she isnt doing enough?

Mr.V January 6, 2012, 7:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #204804

Why does it say bittersweet pony trough

YoungVegeta January 6, 2012, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #204805

@vegeta Well if you check the image info it seems like a fairly recent addition in any case - I was convinced for a second that it had always been like that.

On a side note, I’m getting errors for all of the banner ads and the comments seem a little off so I hope that isn’t related and certainly hope it isn’t malicious.

On a more side note, loving the comic - theres nothing wrong with missing a deadline or two when you’ve got other stuff going on.

EDIT: Nevermind, I’m fairly sure the ads issue was on my end. Curse my rural internet

Big Ol Sam January 6, 2012, 7:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #204806

@YoungVegeta: Bwahahaha! I didn’t notice until you mentioned it! I guess Taeshi got sick of all the pony fighting on here.

Adawg January 6, 2012, 7:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #204807

thank god my school isnt like that XD I don’t think i know one person who has gotten an F o.O

Daw Molly is so cute! Having parent troubles is hard =/ bravo to molly for staying positive in all this commotion!

Vortegon January 6, 2012, 8:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #204808

Haven’t you guys heard of the phrase….oh how does it go agai-DON’T FEED THE TROLLS! Btw, for all of you guys complaining about how there is no update, STFU AND LEAVE TAESHI ALONE! GIVE THE GIRL A DAMN BREAK! Furious Abbey

Shpiersh January 6, 2012, 8:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #204809

Whoa, things are getting just a TAD bit nasty there Bitter Old Coot and Octehendron. I’d just like to say to everyone: This comments page is about the comic, not your opinion of society or ponies. If you really need to discuss society/ponies, feel free to do it elsewhere.
Now on the manner of the comic: Not sure how I feel about Abbey. To be honest I never liked him that much, and I hardly paid attention to his side of the story. Infact, I didn’t even know who Molly was until I read the comments XD. All I got from Abbey was the chivalrous personality, which I didn’t care for that much. Hopefully I’ll learn a little bit more about him though.

Flashbomb7 January 6, 2012, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #204810

amen. I totally agree with you. I think its sad that they don’t have a life. Its like they have nothin better to do but be a troll and complain. Taeshi is goin through some stuff guys and she needs and deserves a break. Its not gonna kill you to wait alittle bit. And to all the mlp trolls : why dont you go to the mlp site and be a troll there? This is Bittersweet candy bowl, so chill the **** out. :\

random dude January 6, 2012, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #204811

HAHAHA I lol’d at the pony thing. Nice one taeshi!

Tudor January 6, 2012, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #204812

It is also to my concern that our writer is working very hard to listen to all our opinions about her story and it is no joke that she strives to make this story work :) Let’s just be grateful that she posts and also by making the comic we are all very entertained with. ;)

MountainFall January 6, 2012, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #204813

I like MLP. It’s very mematic. But I do not buy any of the actual ponies or discuss it continuously in the public eye, or in the privacy of a forum, for that matter. My hobbies are my own. If someone likes it too, good for them. If not, good for them too. It’s a tv show. You watch. You move on.

And as a moocher that prefers to not pay for entertainment, at least show some respect to the creators by not screaming UPDATE over and over again. Christ, they sound like homeless people sometimes. Not the nice ones, the ones that you give your hot dog that you just bought with the last of your money but they still expect you to give them some change after.

prime_pm January 6, 2012, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #204814

Oh man I love this comic!

TimmyBoB January 6, 2012, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #204815

‘Bittersweet pony trough’ hahahahaha too right! These people are turning into animals indeed.
On another note; CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT ABBEY STYLE, or perhaps ‘revealing more about his life etc. Shall be interesting!

grinchinator January 6, 2012, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #204816

How come everytime I open the rest of the comments, its mostly spam? O.o

TimmyBoB January 6, 2012, 9:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #204817

because people are being annoying trolls. Its like opening a youtube posts comments. Its either people with real valid points, dumbasses, duchebags, or people trolling where their not wanted

random dude January 6, 2012, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204818

Boo FREAKIN HOO!!! you think your life is hard. a deer totaled my dads car and we all have a bad cold. and i have to give my entire check to my parents for bills and to my school for useless crap i need for my classes, all of that and the fact that my job is killing my feet and wrists makes me UN-FREAKIN REASONABLY STRESSED!!!

RohanSpartan January 6, 2012, 9:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #204819

“bittersweet pony trough”

anyways the comments just make me lolfacepalm (besides the reasonable ones, such as taeshi’s, suitcase’s, and all the ones like that), i mean seriously just wait until bcb (or bpt) updates sometime today.

eeee i mean look at the adorable pancake tail of molly’s. :love:

pikacat January 6, 2012, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #204820

@RohanSpartan do you also have a massive fanbase that you constantly have to worry about pleasing? Quit whining *******

Sigma January 6, 2012, 9:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #204821

@RohanSpartan So…just because you’re having a bad day means that absolutely no one else is allowed to feel bad about their own situation? I like that you willingly come onto a webpage of a person who offers you a wonderful service for free to bash her for having struggles. I know for a fact there are thousands who have it far worse than you, but none of them are telling you to suck it up and quit crying. Take your hateful selfishness elsewhere.

Krispy January 6, 2012, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #204822

@RohanSpartan When you meet a triple-amputee as I have, your view on what’s a bad life will change.

Blur January 6, 2012, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #204823

love that poster ‘insert singer here’ i didn’t notice it the first time xD

@RohanSpartan: What’s your point? Taeshi can’t have a hard time cause your life sucks right now? No matter what, somebody ALWAYS has it worse than you. You may think that your life sucks more than he’rs right now and i won’t say you’re wrong cause it’s a matter of opinion. But that doesn’t mean you can come into the comments and being a ****in ***** about it.

The fact that she’s letting us know what is going on, even if it was to ease her worry some, let’s us fans know that 1. She cares about us and 2. She trusts us to a point that she’d admit something like that. You’re just going to make her feel worse and that’s not helping anybody.

RayleneQuinn January 6, 2012, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #204824

When I watched the first two episodes of MLP, I LOVED it. I thought the ponies were going to be a “magical girl” team who protected Equestria from villains, while learning valuable friendship lessons along the way. (xD Idk, it seemed to me it was going to be like that!) I was disappointed when it was all just about the ponies lives in Ponyville. Anyway! Be patient for the update everyone, it will be worth the wait.

MySimsfan January 6, 2012, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #204825

asd guys, RohanSpartan is just stressed. stressed people tend to burst out easily and to complain about things to anyone. it’s hard being stressed and still keeping calm and reasonable.
don’t be too strict with him. 8-D

boh... January 6, 2012, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #204826

WHOA whoa whoa….whoa…Pony Trough?? How did I not notice this?! xD I love MLP~

RayleneQuinn January 6, 2012, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #204827

RohanSpartan is enough of a regular to merit a kind of idiot status that limits his posts to a special part of the forum made for people not meant to be taken seriously whatsoever.

Similarly, most front page comments fall under this category too.

- Bitter Old Turd Burglar, Age 11

JerkMagicInc January 6, 2012, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #204828

I know there’s a Pinkie Pie card, but what’s all this about a pony trough? xD I keep checking the page again and again…

EDIT: Ohhhhh, the title! ROFL, that’s hilarious!!! XD

MySimsfan January 6, 2012, 9:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #204829

who called me a brony?

…the **** is a “brony” anyway? males who like MLP, i suppose?

stupid word for it… what are girls called who like it, then? …sisny?

i was merely saying if older people like the show, they shouldn’t be told to go watch something more mature.

also, oliver… acting your age can strip away all joy from life.

you think 80 year olds should all act brittle and useless, and go live on some farm somewhere to die in peace… or should they try to enjoy the rest of their lives by doing things they want, even if those things are what the younger people are doing?

i know many adults who act young, and their lives are less tense because of it.

i don’t think MLP is a masterpiece… there are VERY few things i actually consider to be masterpieces in this world.

one show i will defend, is avatar the last airbender… great art, animation, story, characters, character development, and a great ending.

if anyone talked bad about the show in front of me, i’d shatter their jaw and render them unable to eat anything solid ever again.

if the show isn’t your thing, whatever… but there is no reason to put down something just because you don’t like it.

i don’t even know what i’m talking about anymore, everyone is talking about shows and crap like that, so i rambled on about the subject.

by the way, veronica, and oliver… everything that is going on right now, even the stuff you guys are posting… wouldn’t all this be considered “using the page comments as a chat room”?

i guess that rule kinda becomes an exception when you guys join in with the conversation?

well, moving on… hope you’re doing alright veronica, still say you should take a break, though.

if i had to deal with these people the way you do, i’d kill half of them. :/

oh, not sure if i mentioned it… oliver, anger is anger, hatred is hatred… there is no age restriction on these things, those things do not vanish after highschool… unless you’re on forced medication, even then, it only goes into hiding.

this world is buried under anger and hatred, humans are self-destructive, and very few of them even realize that.

well, enough of this debate and conversation, i just wanted to see how things were going on here… and to see if veronica was doing ok.

see everyone next time i visit… look forward to my presence. :smirk:

Edit: i just read that message from that link veronica posted… ah, always feel this way, huh?

i can understand that, i never really feel happy myself… think i’ve made that more than clear, though.

well, despite how things are, hopefully you never get to the absolute worst and end up doing something to yourself that you will regret.

yeah, i added quite a bit onto an already gigantic post… oh well, read it or don’t, suppose it doesn’t really matter.

Thanatos January 6, 2012, 10:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #204830

The Last Airbender is about as awful in story-telling as you are at posting coherent thoughts.

JerkMagicInc January 6, 2012, 10:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #204831

Taeshi, you should invest in a spa holiday and take a break from everything :)

Your comic is amazing and all and if you did take a break, although we’d miss it, we’d understand. Just take some time to yourself and once you feel better we’ll all still be here ready and waiting for your next amazing comic 8-D

ZeldaLink January 6, 2012, 10:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #204832

@Thanatos A Brony is a unisex name to include all fans of the MLP:FiM series.
For some though feel the need that they need to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack some females(excluding me) go by ‘Pegasis’ or ‘Bronista’

Avatar the Last Airbender sucked! (Joke)
I heard the movie did though, pity :c

Insane_Lioness January 6, 2012, 10:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #204833

I knew this would happen one day…Bronies have invaded the chat! Don’t get me wrong I’m a brony too. I’m just saying how excited I am this is happening! Brohooves all around!

Rob64 January 6, 2012, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #204834

Since there’s so much talk about MLPFiM right now, I might as well put my own two cents xD

I loved Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, as well as Powerpuff Girls, and I agree, MLP could never be quite as good as them. However, I can and do appreciate the show for what it is and the other themes it teaches. I once read an article by Lauren Faust herself that was a response to a hate-blog. She explained how she created these characters with the intention of teaching girls that there are so many ways to be a girl and to be proud of their likes, hobbies, talents, and personalities. So yes, the characters are one-dimensional (though I fail to see where their personalities change for the convenience of plotlines :question: ) But they still teach good lessons for kids to take to heart and then mature and further deepen their own understanding of these messages later on.

All in all, it’s a nice kid’s show, and I both appreciate and enjoy it, not because I think the show is a masterpiece or anything but because I like the revamped style, the diverse personalities (one-dimensional as they are) and find Lauren Faust’s methods of reaching younger kids intriguing to observe. It’s more interesting than Barney at least— *shot*

Can’t… say anything about the community though. I’ve never gotten myself involved in the fanbase and don’t plan on it, considering the nightmare stories I’ve heard xD

Also, yeah, The Last Airbender did blow, Insane Lioness XD It’s the perfect example of a movie where the makers thought “If we put in cool enough CGI effects, no one will notice how bad the script is!”

Skygaze January 6, 2012, 10:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #204835

Duuude, you need to take things less seriously, or else you’re never going to be fun, or have fun for that matter. Also, when you’re creating a comment, don’t separate every thought with a new paragragh. English classes should have taught you better. :)

OneWithTheShades January 6, 2012, 10:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #204836

avatar was a great show, IN MY OPINION, the show was perfect.

but yeah, lioness… the movie was the exact opposite of the show, i watched it only once… and i can say i honestly grew to despise humanity even more than i did before watching it.

i could do nothing but point out every single mistake and everything wrong with the movie the whole time i watched it.

they must’ve put all their effort into special effects, and then made the cast choices at the last minute… and wrote the script in 5 minutes.

they pronounce damn near every single name wrong!

i was gone, but i just knew some pathetic person said something irritating toward me, and i was right, as that person was jerkmagic.

funny thing about people like that… given the chance, they’d sooner turn and walk away as quietly as possible instead of actually confronting someone who doesn’t care about being locked away in an insane asylum.

Edit: shades, i don’t really care about the imaginary rules people follow with writing or typing, i use ellipses excessively, i put every seperate thought into a knew paragraph, because that’s what i do.

if i wanted to be like everyone else, i’d give myself severe head trauma so it’d be easier for me to tune in to the hivemind society follows.

by the way, i’m saying that as calmly as i can through text, so don’t think i’m responding with anger.

Thanatos January 6, 2012, 10:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #204837

Thanatos is one of those people you meet on the internet where you don’t want to reply so much as call the FBI and let them know that the person posting under this name is somewhere in the world diddling babies, goats or baby goats. (EDIT: His final line pretty much vindicates what I’ve been saying. It’s hard to distinguish run-of-the-mill idiocy from “look at me guys! I’m a lunatic on the internet!”)

BCB is kind of a deconstruction of a lot of terrible premises you might’ve accepted in the past, like gutting Lucy by having ramifications for being “tsundere.” That’s what sets it apart from the man-child excrement you bring up here. It’s aimed at the lens of your childhood. You can look back on those things you liked as a kid from a different point of view and think, “Christ, how did I ever buy into that crap?”

JerkMagicInc January 6, 2012, 10:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #204838


Skygaze January 6, 2012, 10:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #204839

I am terrified of the angsty teenager who tells me I’m acting like an internet tough guy while he acts like an internet tough guy. How could I stand up to that? How? HE’S NOT AFRAID TO BE LOCKED UP, GUYS. THERE’S NOTHING WE CAN DO HOLY **** ;_;

JerkMagicInc January 6, 2012, 10:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #204840

Thanatos, I know this sounds completely ridiculous, I’ve read your comments about hating Paulo for ages and I’ve wanted to ask you for a long time…how much do you hate him? I’ve hated fictional characters so much in the past that if they would have been real I would have beaten them up black and blue! You’re the only person I’ve ever seen who seems to have as much hate for a fictional character as I do! Sorry for chatting in the comments, but I’ve been waiting for so long to ask you this. D:

(Okay, thanks for replying! xD)

Anonanonanon January 6, 2012, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #204841

leave it to someone like jerkmagic to even have the thought of pedophilia in his mind… :/

ok, well, i think this conversation has kind of run its course and trailed off from the point… i’ll leave you all to your mindless chatter, and jerkmagic to live the incredibly sad life he must be dealing with. ;)

oh, veronica… i hope you feel… uh, less sad, soon! 8-D

Edit: anon…anonononon… or whatever.

i hate paulo to the point where he would be unrecognizable as even a corpse… people would look at him, and think “…what the hell is that?”

Thanatos January 6, 2012, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #204842

Hey, Taeshi,


Imma go play Minecraft or Kingdom of Loathing fer a while. :-*

Jessica U. Ingmann January 6, 2012, 10:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #204843

Me and my buddy Thanatos:
[x] “Your real life must be pretty sad.”
[x] “You’d never say that to me in real life.”
[x] “I’m not afraid of consequences.”
[x] *attempt at smug dismissal*
[x] General hypocrisy
[ ] Valid criticism of anything I’ve said.

JerkMagicInc January 6, 2012, 10:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #204844

bitter sweet PONY THROUGH?! :question:

hibye January 6, 2012, 10:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #204845

Poooonyyyyyyee…. :love: (dyes of seizure )

Zero January 6, 2012, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #204846

Bitterswet Pony Through XD
I actually thought I entered the wrong website xD

Emy January 6, 2012, 10:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #204847

I motion to disable comments in any event the comic is going to be late :) impatient selfish people shouldn’t be allowed to comment like dis.

VenTus January 6, 2012, 11:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #204848

Hey guys, can’t we all just get along and enjoy the web comic while waiting patiently for V to update it (hopes it’s cool if i call you that. ^_^), though it’s not like she has to.

And just so i cover things, i like mlp fim, avatar the last airbender, ncis, and almost all the shows mentioned here, well except ren & stimpy, but i still wouldn’t put down anyone for liking a show, that’s just lame. :/ lol

Ask-Axelpool January 6, 2012, 11:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #204849

Actually, my life is more dramatic than this… :’(
Reality ownes always the fiction.
Never forget it.

Maritin January 6, 2012, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204850

What about the people who want to give her words of encouragement?

Lizzy January 6, 2012, 11:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #204851

I agree with VenTus!

That’s what the public forums are for! :o

(And LiveJournal. Lolol.)

Jessica U. Ingmann January 6, 2012, 11:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #204852

Oh my, when did this chatroom turn to chaos?

I admit I came here looking for updates, but it’s not a big deal if they’re delayed a bit. People have lives, and I understand how difficult it can be when you find yourself putting all your time toward one thing. It brutalizes the soul. At least it’s something you enjoy though, right? Anywho, I’m willing to be patient. With such venues, you can afford a little liberation, so take it and stuff it to the fans who don’t understand.

Also Thanatos, because I keep meaning to say this but never do, you are somehow the best and worst poster. To be honest, I always seek out your comments and read them, hahaha.

Lumi January 6, 2012, 11:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #204853

Yo, Taeshi, I know full well that there are bakas here who just want their thrice-weekly fix of sad cats.
The rest of us, however, are just going to idly comment on how much we care, and don’t mind this at all; take as much time as you need. The vast majority of your viewers are normal (or at least I hope so!), and we all understand that it’s more important for you to get better than for us to get an update.
I do apologize for the stupids.

Luckily, we have plenty of lightsabers.

Tickle Monster January 6, 2012, 11:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #204854

well…sonder why molly’s making a present for her mom?

also…..BWA HA HA! PONY INVASION IMMINENT! and maybe a few new fans…

kaijinzero January 6, 2012, 11:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #204855

It’s not a chatroom lumi. If you would like to chat, you can find the link to the BCB IRC on the side of the page.

Chris January 6, 2012, 11:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #204856

Does that poster say “Insert finger here” ? And is that a Pinkie Cutie Card? I smell Cupcakes.

Radiat January 6, 2012, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #204857

Sorry, wrong terminology. Message board or whatever. I knew someone would call me out on that…

Lumi January 6, 2012, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #204859

Abbey isn’t upset she is making gifts. Someone posted he needed to chill out. I have a feeling he is sad (looks like a tear he has.) I have a feeling something terrible happened to their mother because of their father and perhaps Abbey didn’t tell Molly everything. Molly makes gifts for her mother even though she may be gone or in the hospital or something? Just my thoughts. Take it Taeshi! I love the comic but would never sacrifice someone’s good health for it :)

Starvina January 6, 2012, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #204860

@Derp: Legality does not equal morality, please consider that next time in future posts.

I’ve been extremely curious of the Abbey arc for ages, I’m glad we’re going to be seeing further into the story!

Kray Z Guy January 6, 2012, 11:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #204861

thats strange…. i came here to find new comic an i see crazy people talking B.S about random things mostly school and t.v

i understand some points but still… we r here to be happy about kitty comics, cute mellow drama kitties. :3

Madi-san January 6, 2012, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #204862

@Derp This is a place to post comments on the current page. Negative or positive, comments directed towards wishing to see the next page if it is not ready do not go here. If you want to discuss cartoons, or whether or not people have a right to feel entitled to an update at midnight on the dot, go to the forums.

This applies to you all.

Rukral!5660 January 6, 2012, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #204863

Honestly, I would not be surprised if Taeshi is taking her time to teach some of you guys the meaning of patience. The comic updates Mon/Wed/Fri. It does not necessarily have to update at 12AM. She creates this comic for us to read out of the goodness of her heart, and we should be appreciative of that. She is not obligated to pump out pages for our amusement, so why get upset if comic is late or she skips an update? Taeshi is not a monkey that is expected to entertain us on command, so do not treat her as such. You want to act like an ******* and demand pages? Create your own goddamn webcomic, and see how you like it.

Eyrie January 6, 2012, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #204865


Anything is possible, as long as you believe in yourself! ♪

Cheesy motivational quotes aside, high schoolers would be the best choice: middle schoolers and grade schoolers make terrible evil minions, and college students have a mind of their own.

And on the subject of the comic itself, I like how young Abbey looks in the first few panels.

Ziggy January 6, 2012, 12:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #204866

If you’re feeling down, watch Gurren Lagann. I know you already have, but do it again. We believe in you, but you have to believe in yourself.
Your art is the art that will pierce through the boundaries of deadlines and go straight through the heavens. It doesn’t matter when you post, just that you do.

Amazing Lagann January 6, 2012, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #204867

Taeshi is going through a lot of **** right now, and whereas normally she’d have enough buffer to back her up for awhile, she does not have that at the moment, so she’s having to work on pages to keep the fans happy because she’s afraid of disappointing them. Be ****ing grateful that the author cares that much about her fans. She’s working hard to please all of you, and you aren’t making it any easier for her by whining about the update. Taeshi has a life outside of BCB, and if she’s having problems, then let her deal with them. Don’t sit here and bitch and make her feel even worse than she already does. She works hard to update this thing three days a week, whereas several webcomics do, say, one page every five months or so. Find something productive to do instead of whining in the comments, seriously. It’s not helping and it makes you look like an idiot.

Tsukaiz January 6, 2012, 12:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #204868

@Amazing Lagann
She shouldn’t believe in herself. She shouldn’t believe in US, either! She should believe in the US that believes in HER! *Dons pointy shades* Just who the hell do you think she is?! Kick logic to the curb and yadda yadda yadda. B3

Jessica U. Ingmann January 6, 2012, 12:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #204869

@SuitCase My Little Pony does not suck! I am a proud brony and the reason why I doubt it will ever be mentioned is because this webcomic has nothing to do with My Little Pony

Drama January 6, 2012, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #204870

oh my god… the Title…… thats funny as hell. XD

The-Gray-Angel!8505 January 6, 2012, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #204871

Lol at how taeshi gave us another
webcomic to read and give her a

but nooo, we are like zombies
we need your comic,
your braaaaaiinnsssss

about the work…how about you stop colouring them for a while???
I know you want to improve with every new page, but making some sepia or no color at all ones will help you a lot with the time & the stress and we will still freaking love it.

Loki January 6, 2012, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #204872

@Drama: He later said he was joking and that the card with the 2 blue balloons and one yellow one was a reference to the show. (pikkie’s cutey mark)

Ask-Axelpool January 6, 2012, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #204873

I just wanted to clarify a couple things real quick:

1. I don’t think MLP:FiM is what could be considered a masterpiece, but I think it is the kind of show that anyone should be able to enjoy regardless of age. Suitcase seemed to imply in his comment that it was wrong for adults to enjoy the show; I just don’t think that’s the case, and that’s why I said anything in the first place.

2. When I said “one dimensional, shallow characters” I was referring to the typical stereotype I see on just about every other show for girls, where, if the main character is a girl, she’s a fairly self obsessed one who gets away with not caring much for others feelings and is usually obsessed with fashion or something of the like.

The ponies do have a bit of a single dimension to them but that’s kind of what the show requires because of that “cutie mark” thing. I’m just glad they’re not all the same character with no differentiating quirks between them, and sometimes they show other sides to them that aren’t as happy and sweet as they always seem (like the episode Party of One where Pinkie Pie goes insane for a while.)
Anyway, sorry for the late response, but I went to sleep. LOL At the new banner! Wish we could see a little more of that sense of humor in the comic these days (unrelated to ponies, might I add. ;) )

SonicdaShapeshifter January 6, 2012, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #204874

that’s so sad for molly

The-Gray-Angel!8505 January 6, 2012, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #204875

why does it say “bittersweet pony trough” at the top of the page?

Eva Cann January 6, 2012, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #204876

Molly’s hands are so cute! *q*

Emy January 6, 2012, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #204877

I used to have “The Hub” as a preview channel and I always tried to watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic… but then they took away my preview channel. :(

Xenos January 6, 2012, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #204878

what does “Bittersweet Pony Through” mean? And why does it say that instead of Candy Bowl on top of the page? :S

Purple Platypi January 6, 2012, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #204879

okay seriously where is the update?!

getting impatient January 6, 2012, 1:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #204880

I Think taeshi is takig a break to watch mlp…

FenixWong951 January 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #204881


1337c47 January 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #204882

Calm down, guys. Taeshi is seriously in need of a break. She’s done so much for us for so long, the least we can do is patiently wait for her to decide when she’s ready. That’s what loyal fans do, we are here to pick her up, not demand pages from her when WE want them. Please be patient, guys.

We love you Taeshi! Have a nice break! :)

Silversoma January 6, 2012, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #204883

People. Read her Page Comment. It’s right below the Page.

Someone. January 6, 2012, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #204884

@getting impatient

Grow up. Seriously. Be grateful this comic updates so regularly and to such a fantastic quality. If you want to complain, go make your own comic at this standard and update as regularly and consistently as taeshi does.

Taeshi, I think this comic is amazing and I don’t care when it updates, because I know you work so hard to get them done on time.

Emomo January 6, 2012, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #204885

@Emomo dude get bent.

getting impatient January 6, 2012, 2:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #204886

jesus quit bitching about the non-update. She made it pretty clear that she might be taking a break.

K.R.I January 6, 2012, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #204887

@getting impatient ;

Taeshi can update whenever she wants to, because it is HER comic. The update schedule clearly states M/W/F. This can mean any time on those days.
Be thankful that there is a comic here that updates so frequently. She doesn’t have to provide us this comic, but she does so anyway.

Atelisi January 6, 2012, 2:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #204888

Wow why are people getting so serious about the update? It`s just a comic for us to read for our entertainment. Why are people acting like its their life to read this comic…seriously…chill. have some patients and do something useful like give Taeshi some rest.

Haiku January 6, 2012, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #204889

Hmm… must be a noon p- oh wait. Nevermind.

Sarge January 6, 2012, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #204890

I’m just wondering why the comments haven’t been locked this time. As far as I know it worked pretty well last time.

42 January 6, 2012, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #204891

Taeshi, it must b stressful. An artist must suffer for his/her creation I suppose

Redneck January 6, 2012, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #204892

First off :D abbey chapter? Yessss

Secondly, Taeshi, I really hope you feel better dear! Take care of your personal health, thats way more important than updating. I think all of us except for a select few, really don’t mind waiting for updates, and those that do mind waiting only mind because you have created such lovable characters and such an engaging plot. Either way, chin up, you’re talented and it’s been amazing watching your art style grow and transform over time. You’re also quite a brilliant writer. I look forward to seeing you in better spirits and I look forward to watching your characters grow<3

YumeKitsu January 6, 2012, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #204893


nAar January 6, 2012, 3:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #204894

To get the update now, just put a plastic bag over your face and inhale until you get sleepy.

JerkMagicInc January 6, 2012, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #204895

@Jerk: A…waaaitminute D:

But seriously, ya’ll; give her some time and don’t worry about the comic updating. Fer crying out loud it’s a FRIDAY!

Go outside, and play some Basketball/take a walk/visit friends/go out on a date/etc.

Stay inside and play Halo/IWBTG/Super Meat Boy/yourselves/etc.

I’m just sayin; whatever ya feel like doing, just be patient.

@42: Hm…that might not be a bad idea.

Chocothunda January 6, 2012, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #204896

I’ve come back to check the Spaz wars of Chapter 69 Page 2.

I love that this went from random MLP debates to just striaght up “Y U NO UPDATE?” and “She can update when ever she damn well pleases!”

Ah, the bittersweet comments.

Ryo January 6, 2012, 3:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #204897

I don’t mind Taeshi not updating, she’s probably just cutting herself..

…some slack.

A terrible human being January 6, 2012, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #204898

Well teashi take your time you really do deserve like a break. For this super dandy awesome comic you made;) just tell them ppl that are greedy to shuve it ;D

Convertibleguy January 6, 2012, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #204900

I’m legit scared Taeshi committed suicide.

Jackie January 6, 2012, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #204901

either way it goes, people just need to chill and understand that Taeshi isnt some robot that updates at the same time every time. Cut her some slack, i’d like to see half the people here make a webcomic this well done and have it updated on such a regular basis as she does.

Most of favorite webcomics only update once a week. Really she spoils us, so shut up and give her some breathing room.

Flash January 6, 2012, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #204902

:smirk: halo aint but love these comics

benjamin January 6, 2012, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #204903


benjamin January 6, 2012, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #204905


benjamin January 6, 2012, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #204906


No update =/= Suicide

That is all I have to say

nAar January 6, 2012, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #204907

@benjamin: She’s a girl. >_>

Ask-Axelpool January 6, 2012, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #204908


benjamin January 6, 2012, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #204909

im sure she’s fine. She probably just needed to step away from things for a bit.

Iris January 6, 2012, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #204910


benjamin January 6, 2012, 3:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #204911

@benjamin: i was referring to the writer, not you. you called her he in your post. just giving you a heads up. ^_^

Ask-Axelpool January 6, 2012, 3:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #204912


benjamin January 6, 2012, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #204913

god she is a ****ing train wreck. Get over yourself like your the only one who has problems.

getting impatient January 6, 2012, 3:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #204914


CELTY January 6, 2012, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #204915


CELTY January 6, 2012, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #204916

@benjamin: nah, you’re good. lol

@g.i.: i think you already passed your name. like way past into rudesvill. :/

Ask-Axelpool January 6, 2012, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #204917


CELTY January 6, 2012, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #204918


CELTY January 6, 2012, 4:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #204919


CELTY January 6, 2012, 4:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #204921

Listeen Veronica depression is very serious if you want you can stop updating the comic untill you feel better. We like updates but not when it comes at the cost of your health. I am sure everyone here will agree with me when I say your awesome and that we can wait for a comic this good. :) Or at the very least you could change the update schedule to once a week so you have time to relax.

Chibiterasu January 6, 2012, 4:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #204922

As empty as my days might be without updates, Taeshi should take el break-o and rest…
Side note; aw there you are Abby! I was wondering what happened to you. Expecting some character development soon!

Kuro/Shiro January 6, 2012, 4:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #204923

i never assume that someone is just lazy when their comic is late, i assume RL, or family problems get in the way! i’m the only lazy one on the internet… take care of yourself, mmkay?

i love your work and i love the drama, and they are just SO CUTE! but i think both Lucy and Mike need to sit down and watch some My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and learn what real friendship is all about.

Ahikam January 6, 2012, 4:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #204924

I love u Taeshi, please take care… You know, you remind me a lot of my girlfriend, she loves drawing us and kinda shares your temper and mood swings… please don´t forget how important you are for suitcase and all of us, your inconditional fans and virtual friends. My gf and I await news about you, hope you feel better soon

JV January 6, 2012, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #204925

I think you might be like ‘Ugh don’t have a pity party :((’ but we do it because we care about you ( in a non creepy way ) and we think your awesome, but if you really need it, go get a break, you deserve it, you’ve done a lot of work and you deserve a break, don’t stress yourself out and take a break because we all understand. :)

Feel well soon!! We love you and think you’re SUPER MEGA ULTRA awesome!! Don’t you forget that :P ;)

lol ‘Bittersweet Pony Trough’ XD

SilviaTW January 6, 2012, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #204926

wtf? lol! “Pony Trough…”

Sarge January 6, 2012, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #204927

I love how everyone here is supporting you Taeshi, and I am too. We can live without updates, don’t worry about it! You just take some time to feel better, and don’t worry about those people that don’t care and just want more updates. c: This comic is always worth waiting for. It’s really well written and always has me on the edge of my seat. I love reading it. If you need a break, I’m positive we all won’t mind! Take as long as you need. As exciting as the comic is, you’re more important! You’ve updated for us regularly for so long. Please just don’t be afraid of disappointing us~ it’d be way more disappointing to hear how sad you are. If you need to stop updating to take some time to cheer up, go ahead!
This is kinda long and it’s all saying the same thing.
TL;DR: Take a break! We can wait on it. You matter more than the comic. Congratulations on attracting an audience that cares so much about you!

Riku January 6, 2012, 4:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #204928

@V(i still hope it’s cool if i call you that): i agree with the non-impatient and the caring posters, take a break, take all the brakes. your well being is way more important then posting updates, even if you don’t feel like it is sometimes. : / :)

Ask-Axelpool January 6, 2012, 4:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #204929

Oh god DAMNIT taeshi, way to pick a good time to hospitalize yourself with your cutting.
Leave us with a mike/lucy cliffhanger, then you off and KILL YOURSELF. Nice.
All joking aside, I really am worried. That’s the only explanation I can think of.
I tryed to cheer you up with my motivational letter earlier, but it wasn’t enough.

Curtisimo - to serious for something funny here.

Curtisimo January 6, 2012, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #204930

I wonder….are we posting support messages because we actually care for this artist a majority of us (if not all) have never met in person, or do we just want an update to this comic?

Redneck January 6, 2012, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #204931

Just updates.

A terrible human being January 6, 2012, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #204932

i’ve not met her in person, but i actually care. :)

Ask-Axelpool January 6, 2012, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #204933

Who else noticed “Bittersweet pony trough”?

Mint-sama January 6, 2012, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #204934

I guess I’m about 80% care 20% update

Redneck January 6, 2012, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #204935

Why wouldn’t we care?
I think everyone knows if she got hurt and stopped making BCB
then where would we be?

We would have to rely on…


Myu January 6, 2012, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #204936

Yup, just for the updates. :/ thats why there have been tons of comments with a full paragragh saying she should take a break. Sounds about right. :)

Trey January 6, 2012, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #204937

@Myu: ur rite about that……oh I can’t even think of it (shivers)
@trey: ever heard of reverse psychology ?

Redneck January 6, 2012, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #204938

Have you thought about seeking therapy? Depression and other disorders in the like is very detrimental on a person. Taking a well needed break while getting some help may do you a lot of good.

Canny January 6, 2012, 5:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #204939

Yeah I have, why?

Trey January 6, 2012, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #204940

@trey: oh never mind….. I’m just cranky from lack of kitty angst update is all.
Get well soon taeshi

Redneck January 6, 2012, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #204941

I’m actually disgusted by several comments I am seeing right now. People are actually joking about cutting and suicide, what kind of sick people are you guys anyways?

Not to mention the people who are only worried about the update. OH GOD NO, THE COMIC DIDN’T UPDATE ON TIME THE WORLD WILL END. Seriously, grow up guys.

BCINikkisaurus January 6, 2012, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #204942

BCINikisaurus: welcome to the Internet!! Enjoy your stay. :D

Redneck January 6, 2012, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #204943

@redneck I’ve been on the internet long enough to know that people like those are a dime a dozen, but suicide and cutting is a touchy subject for me and when I see someone acting as if it’s a joke I can’t help but get angry.

BCINikkisaurus January 6, 2012, 5:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #204944

We hope you feel better Taeshi!

Atlas January 6, 2012, 5:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #204945

Hey, why can’t we be friends?

Chiwawa January 6, 2012, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #204946

@BCIN: I know, I was like u once, th Internet slowly changed me though….not proud of it…

Redneck January 6, 2012, 5:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #204947

Hey, Tae! I know someone that always worries about random things like
Ive seen in ur diary thing and obviously you need to relax. 8-) I dont know how you are but I know when I get worried or stressed it helps me to listen to music. :) I think you should listen to this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP6ps5CxgVk .
its really good and it kinda describes you. Hope you like it ;)

Trey January 6, 2012, 5:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #204948

Taeshi, I hope you feel better soon! You’re an amazing person IMO and BCB is an amazing webcomic! Please take a break if you need to.

MySimsfan January 6, 2012, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #204949

@trey: ur video won’t load for me, can u tell me the song so that I may listen?

Redneck January 6, 2012, 5:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #204950

Some people really need to chill out. If you guys have a problem with Taeshi not up loading her comic, then go **** off and read a different comic if you want to. Obiviously she doesnt plan on updating her comic right now so get a nice hard grip on your pants and leave.

random dude January 6, 2012, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #204951

@ Redneck
Its called Make me proud by Drake

Trey January 6, 2012, 5:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #204952

Okay people ” joking” about tae killing herself or cutting herself to death/ cutting in general: are you serious? How self involved and immature are you? Who the hell do you think you are? Just go. No one wants to deal with you or your socially unacceptable comments. It’s not okay to make “jokes” like that when someone is honestly depressed and going through a tough time. Way to be a real *** hole. I can take jokes just like anyone else and am not particularly sensitive on the subject but to go ahead and say that about someone struggling to get their life in order- and someone as selfless as tae is, updating the comic regularly no matter what the situation- that’s horrible. Think before you open your mouth because your idiotic comments are not welcome here.

Miri-desu January 6, 2012, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #204953

@trey: I listened to it, it did fit pretty well, good choice

Redneck January 6, 2012, 5:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #204954

I like ponies.
I like the fanart (including the music).
As do many of my friends.
What exactly is the problem here anyway?

((P.S. BTW Tae, I feel compelled to say something but so many people have already said it, and I’ve been redundant enough as it is))

So does my GF January 6, 2012, 5:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #204955

Darn it don’t start th debate again, fellow brony

Redneck January 6, 2012, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #204956

If any of you guys call yourself a true fan and suppoter of taeshi, you have to do just that. Support her. Help her through her hard times, not pull her down deeper into her depression. Anybody who was talking about her cutting herself to death, killing herself, or complainimg about the comic not being here need to get a life and go find some friends. Cause Im betting you have something better to do then just to sit here and harrass taeshi any further. I pray that God has mercy on you guys. I dont know what happened in your life, and frankly I dont give a flying ****. But just because your life is bad doesnt mean you put down others. I digress. And taeshi, feel better ok? And dont worry, your true fans are still defending you ;)

random dude January 6, 2012, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #204957

god, i go from seeing Molly’s smiley and chipper attitude to daily taeshi being very sad face back to Molly smiling. My emotions are spazzing, like a cat in a storm, a thunder storm, raining lighting!

Also people the whole “feel better taeshi” thing doesn’t seem to be working. Fans give her compliments and props all the time. She didn’t start feeling sad wednesday, or last week, or the last month. She been sad, is (probably) sad, and will probably continue to be sad. And if she’s trying to forget about being sad, “Cheer up!” is probably not helping. No matter how much you want to make her feel better.

Kindle Kat January 6, 2012, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #204958

Well… Wonder why Abbey is so… ugh. As in like… There mother is dead, and Molly doesn’t know.

BTW Taeshi, Get better, okay? The comic is great, like always, and we can always wait for another update. Times are hard for everyone. Every get’s depressed once in a while. I really hope you feel better.

Darkverose January 6, 2012, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #204959

So while I share the feelings of random dude (though not so intensely due to only reading his comment thus far), I have to say that right now I’m more worried about Taeshi. Because of her past, I worry more about how she’s feeling right now, and hope this is just her being lazy. In fact, it would be a relief. If you are feeling bad Taeshi, then I hope you look at how much progress you’ve made over the years, and pat yourself on the back for how far you’ve come. <3

Ariel January 6, 2012, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #204960

First, let me start by saying how much I love your work, I’ve been reading for quite a while now, commented here and there, but your hard work and amazing characters and story really stick with me. I check every day, despite KNOWING that there won’t be an update on specific days.

Now, as much as I love everything about BCB, your personal health is more important than anything, even BCB. You put alot of passion into this, but maybe it’s taking too much out of you, try taking a break?

Enlist some random guest comics for a while until you set things straight.

Honestly though, if you’re reading this, cheer up.

I know it’s much easier said than done, but think of how many people’s lives you influence every day with your work, think of the smiles your jokes have brought, of the emotions you stir within all of your viewers.

You are an amazing person, don’t let anyone say otherwise, and don’t doubt yourself.

Delusional January 6, 2012, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #204961

Taeshi, you really should quit the comic at some point and take some time for yourself. Be sure to come back to it of course :) but don’t over work yourself. The real people out here can understand your issue and will wait months patiently for you to feel better. And if it’s depression your dealing with, the best thing to do is to stop thinking too deeply. I actually just got done riding my bus home, and I somehow achieved suicidal, prideful, and joyful thoughts all on the bus. I’m fine now, of course, but it goes to show thinking can effect you depending on how you think. Although thinking positive thoughts helps, it isn’t always easy, so my advice is be blissfully ignorant for a while. It works, I know. ;)

Adrian Fife January 6, 2012, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #204962

“What you should expect in Bittersweet Candy Bowl is a comic about the everyday kinds of drama common to us all. If you like the idea of an unpretentious teenage-romance-drama-comedy, you should enjoy immersing yourself in the conversations and relationships of the characters within.”

I think you should change that :D

Comedy = Past
Romance = Past
Drama = Present/future
Conversations = Arguing
Relationships = Plot devices
Everyday kinds of drama common to us all = Dont let me even begin whit that

I know you have some issues whit your humor taeshi, i love your work and all, but your own missknowlget of the human teenager mind blind you in your work… :unsure:

please, forgive me if this makes you fell sad, but it was need to be told :(

You should take a break, your fans can take some days whitout some pages, and you should star studing about the human mind ? (well, this is only a comic, but it looks like you take it serius, then why dont you take it to another level?) :D

Sinserly, the guy who complain about the background characters not being animals….

FenixWong951 January 6, 2012, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #204963

@FenixWong951 Learn to spell right first before you criticize someone on something you could probably never do.

Fffffff January 6, 2012, 6:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #204964

1-Sorry, but my english is not perfect, its hard to writte something in another language you know

2-My grammar has nothing to do whit taeshi work

3-i have done it before, i have done it 4 times

FenixWong951 January 6, 2012, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #204965


While I admit that I think that this comic’s teenagers are a bit more mature than most, well, ppl come in all types, and I think these characters could exist in such a setting, as teenagers. And while I admit not to know everything about the human mind, from the bit I know, I believe that these characters reactions and whatnot are possible and most probable. (I honestly still have trouble seeing Mike’s transition into being a *******, but that’s because we found out about the calls after the transition had occurred.) I dunno, I suppose I could be wrong, but that’s my take on it all.

Ariel January 6, 2012, 7:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #204966

Best thing I could say is… never give up, we are all with you, not behind but aside :)

Aaaaaannndd… if you need buffs, I give you the Blessing of King X) ( WHAAAT ? Do you mean I play WoW too much ? Maybe, but give you the BoK anyway :) )

And in addition, I must say that I loved your comics from the very begining !
I took it on the fly, searching for comics on the internet, et have readen ( ??) about 360 pages ( if I am correct ), in about little more than a week ^^
Please, take your time but go on ! <3

Croytube January 6, 2012, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #204967


Regarding humor, you can’t expect it to be on every pages when the comic treats about the kinds of drama that are unfolding right now. You might argue that the comic could have used a more relieving chapter in between this one and the last one ( cause you know that with Abbey you’re just going to cry your eyes out ) but you can’t just decide the comic is not funny anymore just because you haven’t been laughing during one chapter when the comic is 69 chapters long work in progress.

As for the everyday life bit, it’s not because something is not part of your everyday life that it’s part of no one else’s. It’s not because you don’t identify to something that no one does.

Some people do identify to these stories, some people do relate with Lucy and all the other character.
Off course sometimes you get the feeling that it’s “over played”, “hard to see how this could actually happen”. But it’s not what “everyday life” or “common to us all” means when you read it about a work of fiction. It means stories you can relate to and/or can teach you something about what happend to you or what could happen to you or even the people around you to whom these kind of stuff can be very real.

If you were just reading about the same stuffs you’ve been doing the day before and everyday before that, what would be the point?

So far I haven’t seen a story in this comic to which me or one of my friend couldn’t relate, to which we couldn’t say “something like that happend to me once”.
If you’ve paid any attention to this comic - or any story that deals with drama, then you’ve noticed that it’s several characters experiencing different stories, not one person enduring every single bits.
You’ve experienced some of the dramas in bittersweet candy bowl, your friends and family have probably experienced the rest, and that’s what make it an everyday kinds of drama common to us all.

Gabrielle January 6, 2012, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #204968

FenixWong: I don’t really know what you’re talking about, to be honest. Nor do I think you’re really warranted considering you’re generalising the “teenage mind” as if there’s only one way to go about it, when actions are diverse depending on backgrounds and everything.

(also doesn’t help the fact I have studied about psychology so :U)

(not to say i am a mastermind but i seriously don’t agree with your assessment)

Taeshi January 6, 2012, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #204969

I think FenixWong believes himself to be knowledgeable of the Psychology of the Teenage human mind.

Fenix. All you have to do is go through middle and high school to get a good understanding of the teenage mind. I believe Taeshi has it spot on with her characters and the dramatic events that transpire between them in this story. Besides the fact this story takes place in the United States, I don’t know where you’re from, or how the average teenager acts in your country, but Taeshi is portraying the average American teenager pretty darn well.

Keep on rockin’ Taeshi! :D

Michael S. January 6, 2012, 7:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #204970


very well said. I don’t think I could’ve put it into such understanding words as unique as yours. I agree wholeheartedly with you, and I’m very glad you made such a good point on the matter! :D

p.s.: Teashi, I hope you get through okay, and I’m cheering for you to get better! I love your work, and I light up whenever I check this site or the askbcb tumblr! I love you!

asimplefangirl January 6, 2012, 7:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #204971

@taeshi Can you update the comic now?!

impatient January 6, 2012, 7:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #204972

All I’m saying is, My Little Pony teaches good friendship values that I would want my kids to learn.

Ventus January 6, 2012, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #204973

@impatient: Can you hold onto your panties?!

Michael S. January 6, 2012, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #204974

impatient: can you ******* off

also can you guys shut up about ponies jesus christ nobody cares, stop trying to defensively justify your taste in a children’s show

Taeshi January 6, 2012, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #204975

lololol impatient=destroyed.

Billy. January 6, 2012, 7:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #204976


Don’t pay attention to impatient, he’s just ignorant. :/

Just relax and make all the time you need to straighten out your issues completely - a half-arsed fix will bite you in the arse later

Balderz January 6, 2012, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #204977

@ impatient: hrmm.. looks like you picked a correct name! any chance you did that name because you have the patience of a child?

@ Taeshi: Do you have an email that I can contact you? I wish to see if I can help :) if this seems kinda creepy I am sorry, I am horrible at getting my thoughts properly across :/ if it does weird you out don’t worry about responding I just want to help not hurt or hinder anything.

Edit - lol I forgot I had this name xD

Pecker Fecker January 6, 2012, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #204978

umm… its friday isnt it? what day is it? where am i? :unsure:

Ashley January 6, 2012, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #204979

I’m curious as to what she is putting in those little bags. Perhaps treats/pictures or other things? Also, it’s sweet how innocent Abbey’s sister is, its a shame most of us can’t stay innocent like that as we grow older.

AnonymousTimer January 6, 2012, 7:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #204980

I think you are kinda rigth, i cannot say that the comedy is over or that nobody can relate to the stories, but, in a personal way, i have never and i know than any of my friends have had any think similar to this comic :unsure: but you have a good point.

I think my complain is about what have been hapening to Mike resently, and how imposible i see that a teenager can act that ways, and i find it even more extrange that someone as inteligent and rasonable as Mike can do this sort of thing, i just find that out of character

FenixWong951 January 6, 2012, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #204982

Hey mlp is awesome

Myu January 6, 2012, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #204984

FenixWong: Oh, so your apparent problem is with one character, and because of you being confused by that one character you’re insulting the entirety of my character development.


good generalising there

Taeshi January 6, 2012, 7:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #204985

@Taeshi Take all the time you need to make your comic your way the way you like it, don’t let others push you to update because then you could make a mistake.

I’ve waited with other comics months for updates and I would gladly wait months if not years for yours, I hope things get better for you!

DChan January 6, 2012, 8:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #204986

If you want bad character development, go read The Hunger Games.

Faceless32 January 6, 2012, 8:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #204987

um, not to rush you guys or anything but i just wanna know why the comic hasn’t updated. no rush! take your time guys ^_^

confused fan January 6, 2012, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #204988

@taeshi i agree, and im sorry you have to put up with these type of people i for one am greatful you update the comic at all and have the ablility to wait till you update a new page

random german January 6, 2012, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #204989

wow, i stay off the comments for a few days and look what happens. seriously you guys need to ease up, at least she’s updating more regularly than other webcomics. although i am curious to what the obviously in joke of bittersweet pony trough is about. i can wait for an official update, i have other things i can do with my time other than wait for one comic to update. my personal opinion, she can take as long as she needs to get around to an update, no skin off my back.

@taeshi, don’t let the fanbrats get to you. you control the comic in both direction of story and timing of updates. if they can’t deal with it, that’s their problem.

strider January 6, 2012, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #204990

Taeshi, my sister and several of my friends have self-harmed, and I myself have depression. I just wanted to say that I feel for you and I know it sucks. Not really much else I can say, but I hope that helps. *hug*

Alex (Snorlax) January 6, 2012, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #204991

Freaken Taeshi knocked down two people(aka proved them wrong, well, except for impatient but whatever), who’s up next to challenge? (Don’t do it it is a bad idea because she’s awesome and you can’t compete against her awesomeness so she wins by default ha :D )

SilviaTW January 6, 2012, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #204992

now, now, dear commenters, I think we should keep the comments BCB related. I’m pretty sure Taeshi has enough to deal with that she doesn’t need the comments spammed with imminent fights over conflicting opinions on other shows/books/comics/ect ;)

just wanna say I LOVE Molly, and I very much want a daughter like her someday :3

also, Abbey needs a hug

MissShellGiraffe January 6, 2012, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #204993

um… at the top of the site, why does it day “Bittersweet Pony Trough”?

I don’t get it…

Haddi January 6, 2012, 8:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #204994

People on this page are retelling stories about their family self-harming. Taeshi, seriously…are you okay?

I myself come from a family of…people like that. It’s not pleasant whatsoever, living in fear. I had three older siblings to worry about. They’ve gotten so much better over the years, but when we were kids…Goddamn.

We haven’t always seen eye to eye, Taeshi, but this is not something I like to just casually throw around. I am deeply concerned. If you need help, get it. Us regular fans can’t do much over these comments and forum posts, but please know you have our support.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy January 6, 2012, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #204995

@Haddi: Because earlier on today there was a debate about My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic in the comments. xD It’s something to do with that.

Anonanonanon January 6, 2012, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #204996

Taeshi, I don’t comment much, but I just want you to know:
1) You are awesome. Not just because you make this amazing web comic.
2) People would be lucky to count you as a friend.
3) You don’t owe any of us a damn thing.

I truly hope you get some peace of mind soon.

Mrs. Venture January 6, 2012, 8:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #204997

I just wanted to get something of my chest. I’m having a lot of problems with this ****ing thing called love at the moment, and everything just makes me feel depressed. The girl I love doesnt love me, and the girl that loves me is a good friend of mine that I don’t want to hurt. I think to myself every week it its worth going on with all this crap or if i should just end it. But then I remember that I have something that I can look forward to. I’m going to the “Wacken Open Air” , a really big metal festival, and a concert of my favourite band ever this year. I’m really excited for a lot of new albums this year. AND of course, one of the most important things: I want to know how the story of this comic is going on. It’s my very favourite webcomic and is both well written and has a nice style of art. Well, its not like ****ing super realistic looking, but it has something about it that looks very good. So I just wanted to say one thing: Thank you Taeshi for your work and that you keep entertaining so many people with it. Now if this isnt “interesting” enough: I used to be an amazingly talented artist like you, but then I took an arrow in the knee. **** I hate myself even more now.

JanQ January 6, 2012, 8:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #205002

Well i forgot to mention something. You don’t owe us a ****ing thing! :D
If you’d stop for a year i would just wait, because its worth it, goddammit!

JanQ January 6, 2012, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #205003

@:JanQ Get therepy

JustSomeCritic January 6, 2012, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #205004


Matt January 6, 2012, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #205005

*dramatic gasp*
All is right with the world.
The comic is being colored.
Taeshi is active in the comics.
I’m still irrelevantwaitsminuite…
Active in the comics?
7 hour coloring?

Curtisimo - old coot; shut cho face.

Curtisimo January 6, 2012, 8:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #205007

You complainers are hilarious.

If I were Taeshi, I’d finish the comic, get it ALMOST ready to post, then scroll over the last thing you need to click…. Then I would laugh menaically and walk away.

Because it’s her choice when to post. And if she chooses to torment you all… I’m going to laugh. And laugh. And laugh. Because I can wait, and watching you all squirm and complain and rage is ****in funny.

Geraldo January 6, 2012, 8:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #205016

Why would you say something like this. :-(
Now I’m very very very very sad. Not.
I don’t need help, why should I bother people with my problems?
Writing that comment was worse enough!

JanQ January 6, 2012, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #205019

I love it how when i try to comment it never ****ing works….anyway…how’s the comic coming along Taeshi??? I hope you are feeling good! I’m bored and just trying to comment. And watch Never let Gil name your kids on youtube…that should get ya in a good mood!

InuyashaMan January 6, 2012, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #205020

I’ll probably be one of the people to get banned simply because I’m noting it as an option, but why, especially when you’re not feeling good, do you even bother taking bull **** from random idiots, Veronica? Just kick their asses out and be done with it.

You’re more than gifted enough, between the art work and the story telling, that you shouldn’t even bother having to explain anything to stupid people demanding to read more of your work while you aren’t feeling good.

Anyone who’s even remotely worth a second glance in the world, let alone the core fans that have always been there for you, will still be waiting. Update at your leisure, ignore people being dumbasses (possibly with the ban hammer if you so desire), and take care of yourself.

And dear god get help. It only helps to get help, and it only hurts to not to. I may not know exactly what you’re going through, but I for one, and I’m definitely not the first, can vouch for that kind of sadness. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who would recommend you focusing on just taking care of yourself.

Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous One January 6, 2012, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #205027

Not to cause an argument or anything, but I’m not sure if I’d classify The Simpsons as a kid show… Although it has gotten much less violent than it’s golden years, I wouldn’t let my kids (whenever I have kids) watch the Simpsons until they’re at least 14. Itchy and Scratchy can be a little too violent for even my taste.
With fame comes idiotic fans :P Sorry about that, but you also have a lot of fans who love your comic and try to be polite, like me and Vylot :) I hope you feel better! (P.S. To cheer myself up, I usually play an easy relaxing video game. :P )

Xenos January 6, 2012, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #205159

Hmm, seems some time has passed, Abbey looks much older here compared to the last page

Vulli January 8, 2012, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #205510

I see Bart Simpson stalking them on tha shelf >:)

XYZ January 12, 2012, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #205677

Abbey looks really tall in pannel 4…

Edit: the white diamond might be setting me off :/

RandomFox January 13, 2012, 11:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #205794

Well that explains why your comics have been so depressing label, depressing yet good at the same time, hope things pick up for you, and your webcomic.

Alexander Bowden January 16, 2012, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #207386

Loving it! I can’t wait for the next turn in plot!

Pebbles February 1, 2012, 10:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #212204

Um… that card picture in the first panel the one with the balloons is almost like Pinkie Pie’s … yeah I don’t like the words that I was about to type

Gherskom March 19, 2012, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #219851

That face. “Are you ****ing kidding me?”

Just sayin June 23, 2012, 10:31 AM EST.

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