73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 12/26/12

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Comment ID #234659

So, I think the real question is; why did he keep up this charade for so long if he didn’t love her? Also, does Tess really not know who Paulo is talking about, or is she just playing dumb for the purpose of the situation?
As much as I’d like to see this all resolved peacefully, a small part of me really hopes something really big and drastic happens. Then again, I can imagine a decent amount of people feel the same way.
Lastly, Merry Jesus-day everyone!
One might argue that lust is but love.

Nikita December 26, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234660

Ouch that just made the break up between Paulo and Jasmine 20% more likely. It is now 100% likely that it will happen. Now the question is when(I had this question since I found out they had a fight even if it was a silly one). I really hoped they where going to last more than a year(in comic time).

Wait Paulo isn’t seriously going to dump Jasmine on christmas, is he? Do you realize the kind of damage that will do? Paulo don’t be like Mike at least find the right moment before you break up with her.

supertails19 December 26, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234661

Oh Paulo, what have you got yourself into?

CrumpledQuill December 26, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234662

0.0 Drama bomb!

Yana December 26, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234663

Ow. Poor Jasmine.

Dragnite December 26, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234664

Drama, Drama everywhere

LevitaOmnia December 26, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234665

Big surprise. I’m sure Tess already knew that.

However, knowing that Paulo will never actually get Lucy, I’d like to see how he responds to this in the long run. Tess confronting him on this should give us way more insight on how he actually feels about all three: her, Lucy, and Jazz.

Zorak December 26, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234666

What does any of this have to do with David. And poor Jasmine! she did nothing to deserve this T.T

xxGrayxx December 26, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #234667

BUH BUH BUH, Dramaaaaaaa~

- Virus

The Ebola Virus December 26, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #234668

…and to all PxL fans a good night.

Purin December 26, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #234669

PauloXLucy. My OTP. Oh, next to BuffyXAngel of course. :I Durn you, Veronica, for making me invested in romance! 3 lol

nalem December 26, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #234670

Man do I love this goddamn comic. All the drama just keeps you sittin on the edge! Did I tell you I’m a huge LucyxPaulo fan? No? Oh well you know now.
I’m signed onto my not premium account but my premiums named “RainbowBarf” Anyway. love you Taeshi! ?<3 <3 <3

RainbowBarfx2 December 26, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #234671

YAY IM THE TENTH COMMENTOR! and pleaaaaase dont say lucy paulo. You know you’re just a honry dude. Lust is not equal to love.

Rylan December 26, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #234672

Paulo, you are soooo going to hurt Jasmine.

Aoriki December 26, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #234673

Aw yiss.

se7en December 26, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #234674

It’s about time you admit to something Paulo.

Unfortunately for him, his situation has just gotten complicated.

Nimbus26 December 26, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #234675

Yes, another straight-up confession.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but the only ones to confess and have things work out so far are Daisy&Abbey and Mike&Sandy?
Now that we know where Paulo’s feelings are, we just need to know if Lucy can change her tracks and reciprocate those feelings. Of course, she’s still pretty hung up on Mike…
Also, just to be a technical jerk here, it technically isn’t Paulo&Lucy yet. Technically, Paulo finally admitted his love for Lucy to someone else, but it still remains to be seen if they will be lovers.

Blank On Purpose December 26, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #234676

Ahh he finally admits it. And even manages to say it out loud. Now all that is left is to see what comes next.

DarkCrystal828 December 26, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #234677

And yet, when Lucy rejects him he’ll have nothing.
Paulo, you’re okay for bringing Jasmine into the story, but when you leave her, what will you be?


Ace December 26, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #234678

Ohhhh snap! Finally! But…now a domino effect of sadness is going to happen… poor Jasmine. I don’t even think Paulo can find happiness down this route. Love the facial expressions btw <3

Tickled December 26, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #234679

Once you say yes to a single instant, you say yes to all of eternity. First step to authenticity Paulo.

Candy cane December 26, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #234680

Best present EVAR thx taeshi!

Stephano December 26, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #234681

Damn, I know that it was not going to last, I know that this was going to happen, brakeing up with jasmine is one thing but, how does he know that lucy will return he’s feelings. Lucy has had eyes for one person and maybe she is too hurt to open up too him,hope he’s makeing the rite call, he could just loose everything…oh and marry christmas teashi and all the bcb readers

lov/hate/hurt December 26, 2012, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #234682

I really hope Paulo and Lucy work out…I know it won’t happen over night (too much drama going on and everything…) but I hope it does work out in the end. I think they mesh really well together!

Nineveh December 26, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #234683

I’m very glad the world didn’t end and we get to see this

Potato December 26, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #234684

I love Potato’s comment

Tanna December 26, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #234685

Jokes on everyone, he’s talking about Daisy. 8-D

Fenfir December 26, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #234686

Paulo♥Lucy yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

jun yang December 26, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #234687

What is it with Ships being crushed in December? After I read last year’s December break-up I thought “well there goes my Battleship(MikeXLucy) but at least I got my Destroyer(PauloXJasmine).” Now this year my second favorite ship is taking hits. They were my second favorite even if I knew they weren’t meant to last. My Destroyer is about to be destroyed :O. Oh well all good things must come to an end, even this comic which I had hoped would never end. At least I got my Cruiser(DaisyXAbbey) THEY BE CRUISING THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL WITH EASE. Yes that’s right i’m talking about a game I played once and relating it to a comic I read more than once, don’t like it DEAL WITH IT.

Side Note: I like how Paulo transitions his thoughts to get over his conflicting feeling and find truth in his heart. I wonder how Tess would have reacted if Paulo said yes, I love you.

@Ace: so i’m not the only one that thinks Paulo is going to dump Jasmine and go after Lucy only to have her say no to his confession of love, just like Mike did to her.

@Fenfir: Jokes on you, Daisy is taken. Also, he wouldn’t do something like that even if it was to spite Abbey.

supertails19 December 26, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #234688


Also, awwwwwwww Paulo….you make me so happy and yet you make me so sad. Buckly up tight, kitten, you’ve just gotten yourself a season pass to Dramaland, and it isn’t going to be pretty. My poor love. ._.

+bird+ December 26, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #234689

WHAT A SHOCK, we learn that Paulo loves Lucy. WHOA

wowfood December 26, 2012, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #234690


Subaru December 26, 2012, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #234691

There is a 5% chance he could be talking about Tess but I doubt it.

Anyway, HELL YES PAULO. I’m glad you had the maturity to admit that you don’t actually like Jasmine as a partner. Go you. <3

I don’t think Lucy is still hung over Mike. I think she is just really depressed and numb to the fact that someone she knew and loved nearly all her life decided he hated her around Christmas.

That is just cold, no matter the reason. I think she needs Paulo right now to pick up the pieces so she can make sense of it all. And maybe she’ll realize her own feelings in the process.

I_Love_Lucy December 26, 2012, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #234692

For the love of God, I really hope he isn’t talking about Lucy. I hope it’s Tess or ANYONE other than Lucy

Bob Saget December 26, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #234693


TheEsquire December 26, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #234694

Dripping with Drama….

Frodomann1 December 26, 2012, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #234695

We all knew it was comeing to this, but still its still too hurtfal to see him end it like this, kindof like putting down old yella

PAIN December 26, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234696

@supertails19 I’m aware of that, but you can’t honestly help but have it pop up at the back of your mind after Acapulco. In addition, this comic is based off drama, so how interesting would it be if that type of development occurred?

Glad to see Paulo finally sort something out. Tess also is at least doing Paulo and subsequently Jasmine a favor by helping him realize how he feels. It’s imo, a sign of maturity by Paulo to feel as bad as he does for even thinking about having to break of up with Jasmine. Another sign to show he isn’t a complete manwhore. :smirk:

Fenfir December 26, 2012, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234697

Well, as a PauloxJasmine and MikexLucy fan, this breaks my heart…. ._.

Which means that since this is a drama comic, it’s the best gift ever! 8-D

Merry Christmas, no matter who you ship x)

Bleh December 26, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #234698

sadly i know how Paulo feels :unsure:

vixeL December 26, 2012, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #234699

*Subtle hint*
>>> Mad Lucy <<<
-Nuff said? I sure hope so.

Anon-Anon December 26, 2012, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #234700

I never liked Jasmine much anyway. She never really took the relationship seriously, it was always a back burner affair. Only when Paulo started really getting annoyed about it did she go “oh I quit practice one day for you”

Mostly I just can’t stand the people who feel the need to do 50 different things in high school. Theater and track and newspaper and yearbook and student council and math all-stars and debate club and and and…..sit back and relax already. You’re missing the actual good parts of life while you’re trying to overachieve. The kicker was it was usually done because “it looks good for college” and the kids didn’t even really WANT to do 10 things. Breaking news, the majority of colleges do not care! So I sat back and took it easy and got into my college without a care. Jasmine needs to do the same damn thing.

Macca December 26, 2012, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #234701

Wr3h December 26, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #234702


I love you Taeshi. :’D I’m sleeping well tonight.

Yaschiri December 26, 2012, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #234703

Paulo’s face just perfectly captures his emotions… his awkward embarrassment over admitting his love for Lucy… IS ADORABLE, YOU GUISE :love:
But seriously, wonderful job Taeshi!
(unless Paulo goes back to being a jerk, but that seems unlikely)

Hylian_Nerd December 26, 2012, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #234704

I think I am going to explode with happiness…

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy December 26, 2012, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #234705

I think this is the point where mikexlucy dies.

Zandramus December 26, 2012, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #234706

I was so upset today over real-life drama.

But then I came home and saw this…


this is such a guilty pleasure :D :love: PAULOXLUCY~~

Just-a-Lurker December 26, 2012, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #234707

Thank you so much tae i have been waiting for this for quite some time. Merry Christmas Tae & Suitcase!

D.inR. December 26, 2012, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #234708

@ Taeshi
Hey, if people celebrate Christmas, Germany should have Holocaust Day. I mean, it’s only right to celebrate the great way the Nazis and Jew got along, right? Just like King Herod and the children in Bethlehem…

atikiN December 26, 2012, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #234709

Wildcard, its Sue. Merry Christmas errybody!

Forest December 26, 2012, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #234710

@ atikiN
Posted image

Nikita December 26, 2012, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #234711

@Fenrir: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p29.html I thought this proved he was XD, but in all seriousness yeah I see your point. Also it would be nice to see all the drama that would be created afterwards, but I think I would have trouble believing it.

Paulo just needs to think things through better and hopefully Tess is going to help do things the right way. David seems to do a good job of making Paulo do very dumb things, like sticking it to Jessica and Rachel, after he denied the 2 girls he actually liked and knew, and of course going out with a girl whose heart he will eventually break (.__.). I got a feeling the drama levels are going to be incredibly high very soon.

@atikiN: I see what you did there Nikita. Not cool dude :nope:. Merry christmas to you anyways :/.

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p12.html this is how Jasmine was after a fight now image what she will be like if they break up. Oh boy I think by the end of this chapter I will have cried at least once.

@Nikita: My bad sorry. Why did you have to bring up the Pagan holiday thing?

supertails19 December 26, 2012, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #234712

@ Supertails
It wasn’t me! That’s why I posted the huge picture!
Also, his comment makes no sense because Christmas isn’t the celebration of how well the Jews and the whomevers got along. In retrospect, it’s just a remastered Pagan holiday, but that’s besides the point.
Edit: It’s ok. Admittedly, it does kind of make sense that you’d think it was me though. Also, to show that I would definitely not say that.

Nikita December 26, 2012, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #234713


KitcatFace December 26, 2012, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #234714

Man, I’m with David. I kinda miss the old school Paulo. Get your swag back man. You aren’t the cool emoticon for no reason. 8-)

Demetrois December 26, 2012, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #234716

Call me a cynic, but I think the last thing Lucy really needs right now is a boyfriend. I know I am an avid Paulo basher but here me out; she (Lucy) just needs a really good friend right now. Lucy needs to work on herself before she can hope to have a successful relationship with another person. Paulo has strung along Jas for how long now? All he wants is someone to love him, well good for you, do you think the world revolves around you as well? Jas tried to make things work what did he do? Oh right he is dumping her after spending part of x-mas break running up Mike’s cellphone bill calling Jas.

And on a side note, not everyone in high school has a boyfriend/girlfriend. Some of us got by flying solo in the relationship department with great family and friends to fill our days.

?!? December 26, 2012, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #234717

I say Taeshi’s being suspicious by outright rewarding a ship. It’s /far/ more likely that instead of Lucy, Paulo’s talking about sex-changed Carter, who came to his house the night before with a teary confession that culminated in steamy illicit relations, and now Paulo feels guilty but accepting in his realization of true love.


Hazel December 26, 2012, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #234718

/gross sobbing/
Yee Paulo <3 <3

OsoDeClare December 26, 2012, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #234719


Paulo you are finally growing up :3 it makes me soooo happy :D

i love PXL i ship it all the way

i think paulo is good for lucy he can help her along the way :D

Madi_mew101 December 26, 2012, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #234720

I never used to like Paulo, but that AU Paulo/Lucy story arc really turned me around on him. However, If they were going to end up together I don’t think an AU arc ever would have been done.

Cerberus December 26, 2012, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #234721

Excuse me while i fangasm.
but i dont know….. after reading taeshi’s description i feel like she is gonna pull a fast one on us realy soon

Red-fezz December 26, 2012, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #234722

You know, I was really really really really upset for a while about the way Lucy was being treated, but if it gets Lucy and Paulo together, I am happy. Except, knowing Taeshi, she is going to kill my elation pretty darn soon. So, I am going to cry in the corner prematurely over my wasted excitement. *PauloXLucy fan, but knows better than to trust a good development in BCB*

MikaMonster December 26, 2012, 3:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #234723

Spoiler alert: It’s actually PauloXdaisy

Hamshi December 26, 2012, 3:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #234724

Anyone surprised about this?


… Anyone?

budPuppy December 26, 2012, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #234725

Wait but how do we even know if Tae is telling the truth guys, Paulo could be talking about someone else entirely :/
Not to say i wouldnt love for some LuLo love because seriously those two would be perfect together dont even lie to yourselves.

Nautilus December 26, 2012, 3:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #234726

I… I.. I can’t… I can’t… My smile… too big… my feels… so….. YES!!!! :question:

Dawnest Rose December 26, 2012, 3:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #234727

well aside the fact that he is the most emotionaly swinging character in the series..not much to be said..
well poor jasmine but no one should be in a relationship as a meanwhile.
nice page
i find funy how there isnt any hate flowing to paolo as how they seem to act in any other similar moment.
oh well

DrackeStalenTorgen December 26, 2012, 3:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #234728

I really, really think people are over estimating how much Lucy likes Mike. She adores Paulo. She really does. As coming from a real-life Tsundere, Mike is her damn best friend, people. Mike was there when others weren’t, Mike was there when others didn’t want to be, and that leaves an impression on your heart. What that person does, because I’ll hazard a guess all Tsunderes have that one single person, I know I certainly do, is so ridiculously over blown and important in your head. Perhaps not in a “omg, I lurve you way1!!1!” but in almost a glamorized sort of way. She lashes out because she cares and that is a special kind of scary. She lashes out because he has always been there and she just hasn’t learned any different. It is seemingly her only mode of expression.

However, the hurt that comes from the best friend betraying you is heart breaking in ways I wouldn’t wish on anyone, which we also see Daisy show a little because of Sandy just up and leaving, which lest not forget happened several, long years ago.

However, around Paulo? She acts like a person. She just isn’t a huge douche. She may roll her eyes, she may act crazy, she may beat him to a damn pulp, but regardless, she trusts him. For good reason, because we see time and again he really is just a good kid with an earnest heart. Like right here in this panel. I highly doubt he will break up with Jasmine on freakin’ Christmas. He knows that would be ******, and I have a sneaking suspicion he doesn’t want to hurt Jasmine at all, since he hasn’t broken up with her yet. “They haven’t done any thing wrong, so why should we break up? I do like them, after all!” Oh, silly kids. I’m sure several readers have been in a spot like that before, too. I honestly think this will end well and with much less drama then every one thinks there will be. I’m probably wrong though, since these cats are draaaaaaaama even just eating lunch.

Oh, and for the record, I abhorred BcB forever. I was like, “what, cats? Anthropomorphic cats, what the heck man!? Weird.” Except then I started reading the updates every day, then reading the past comics, and it sort of landslided into an intense love for Tess, Paulo, Lucy, Daisy, and others. Except Mike, because he reeks of undiagnosed bipolar and several anger issues which need therapy to be addressed.

So there you have it. Thank you Taeshi, you made a really neat comic. I draw as well, so if you ever want to paint chat, feel free to hit me up. I’m not very good, but I enjoy drawing fat animals, so there is that.

Well, that is my text wall of a comment. It is 4am and I am going to go snuggle with my fat dog named Hobo and my boyfriend now. Merry day after Christmas, every body! ;)

BadChemistry December 26, 2012, 4:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #234729

Anyone else still hoping for PauloXTess 8-)

ComicGuy December 26, 2012, 5:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #234730

okay I’m done c:
I just love Paulo so much even though he’s a douche
he has such a nice heart

Milkfruit December 26, 2012, 5:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #234731

As a “supporter” of Mike x Lucy, its hard to feel that Paulo x Lucy could be possible, but for those of you out there, it is pretty obvious that Sandy now has Mike completely. Paulo is a pretty great guy anyway I suppose…
but what about z caped one? (Augustus…..)

foreveryoung5 December 26, 2012, 6:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #234732

I was really hoping for Paulo x Molly

Tcj333 December 26, 2012, 8:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #234733

I dont have a problem whith pauloxlucy as long as lucy is happy.

Blue fox December 26, 2012, 8:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #234734

WHY does he love Lucy?
Does he like being slapped, punched and treated hot and cold?

Dave December 26, 2012, 9:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234735

Ooooh, this sounds like itll end badly for Jasmine. But as Ive learned, and as Jasmine will have to learn eventually, you cant go on believing that your first relationship will be perfect. Everyone has to learn that love isnt all about the good things that people expect, its about suffering from the bad and learning and growing from it. In the end, Jasmine will have learned a lot from being with Paulo, and will hopefully be better off for it uwu

Brighty December 26, 2012, 9:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #234736

Plot Twist: He admits the girl he likes is the one he couldn’t stop thinking about in a hyper-critical situation once ;D

Guessing December 26, 2012, 9:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #234737

Oh, and I love how everyone is drooling over the confession, but few mention the fact that Lucy seems to be going away somewhere soon - no doubt soon enough that Paulo won’t have a chance to confess (or maybe the confession will make her stay).

Then Paulo will have two things that Mike has - his own “lonely moment on the docks” event, and the “imaginary girlfriend” quips once he gets new friends.

Guessing December 26, 2012, 9:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #234738

Finally got real. Paulo, have fun in breaking Jasmine’s heart. :P

Knux-the-Killer December 26, 2012, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #234739


sunny-lucy December 26, 2012, 10:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #234740

Sall good now Jasmin can get with David.

Fluffy December 26, 2012, 11:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #234741


Daaaayum, tess looks so adorable! and paulo …. omg, HIM BLUSHING!! kyaaaa *fangirl*

ici December 26, 2012, 11:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #234742

Story Prognosis for today:
Paulo breaks up with Jasmine.
Before he can come together with Lucy she moves.
Drama everywhere.

Ariso December 26, 2012, 11:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #234743

As a Paulo/Lucy shipper I have hope. Small one, but hope none the least. ;)

Janara December 26, 2012, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #234744

I’m wondering if its more likely that Lucy will actually end up harshly rejecting Paulo due to the pain she’s been put through, leading to more awkward situations in future.

Feels like the new year may be a new year for huge changes for the BCB gang.

Death of Ink December 26, 2012, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #234745

Hopefully paulo/ lucy’s fate will be sealed.

EscapingFate December 26, 2012, 12:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #234746

So much for Mike’s “I’m going to change tables and everyone is going follow me” scheme. I don’t think Paulo would abandon Lucy if the world depended on it right now

BrusselSprouts December 26, 2012, 12:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #234747

Why do I have a feeling that Tess thinks that Paulo is talking about her…. And taking his responses as he still has feelings for her??

…. STOP IT TESS YOU ARE GRADUATING! Look Tess…. I really like you and all and imma let you finish. But Paulo and Lucy will be the bet couple of all time! ALL TIME!

Feralsoul December 26, 2012, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #234748

even if he can’t get Lucy now it’s clear what he has to do. You can’t carry on dating someone after realising that you don’t love them and you love someone else

Katie December 26, 2012, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #234749

… *flails*

Knuc December 26, 2012, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #234750

oh. my. god. MY DREAM OF PAULO X LUCY BEING CANNON AGAIN HAS COME TRUE! :love: #^_^# but will it last? :unsure

Luna December 26, 2012, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #234751

Damn it Paulo! Its simple or make it simple, take Jasmine aside tell your great friends and still want to be but your heart still belongs to Lucy. Then tell that emotional train wreck or what remains… that you love her! Your were her first crush, you never did tell her you loved her.

Why does everyone have to keep their love interests, except douche bag~> :unsure:, Bottled up and hidden from everyone.

@supertails19 and Ace
I don’t think Lucy will reject him, she knows what is it like to be rejected by someone you really care about and love. And if she does reject him it will be because she believes everyone is a heartless ****er and/or doesn’t give a **** about anything or anyone.

Someone December 26, 2012, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #234752

i’m all excited yet terrified about this because i really love what is being implied but i feel like something horrible is gonna happen and i just can’t aaaa ;__;

autumn December 26, 2012, 3:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #234753

He always do….

Keyblade Dragon December 26, 2012, 3:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #234754

….oh no. Please tell me Lucy isnt moving away. Please tell me that isnt the chat they’re having at her place and that Lucy will go to school on January and Paulo will confess…

But knowing this is a drama comic… it might as well happen….

Are December 26, 2012, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #234755

@Fenfir: This is actually the reason why Paulo’s one of my favorite characters in this series (another being Tess, and another being Mike). He’s becoming more and more mature and is really putting thought into the situation that he is in.

I also feel really bad for Jasmine. Even though Pillow Talk essentially helped her see why there was a growing rift between her and Paulo, I think her adjustment never fully set with Paulo; it’s like walking on a newly cemented sidewalk when it has barely dried.

Paulo has done well by Jazz, but he knows that his heart, unfortunately, is in two places at once, and Tess can see this.

Chocothunda December 26, 2012, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #234756

Paulo might be going for a record: most blushing panels in a comic strip… XD

Pat Ball December 26, 2012, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #234757

It’s kind of strange how Paulo has gradually gone from being my least favorite character to one of my favorites since I started reading BCB. It’s gotten to the point where I really do hope that Paulo and Lucy get together in the end. Hooray for Paulo finally admitting it!

Turbocharge December 26, 2012, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #234758

Paulo x Lucy fans just got a huge xmas gift this year. Paulo technically has fessed up his liking for tsunderes girls. :3

Rusco Istar December 26, 2012, 5:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #234759

@TheEsquire U WIN

bleh December 26, 2012, 5:56 PM EST.

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Jade December 26, 2012, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #234761

Oh Paulo, it gets better.

Nate Ruess: I’m not gay…

Kuroii Sumrak December 26, 2012, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #234762

Tis good that Paulo now has a better understanding of his feelings but, I’m still a Jessica x Lucy fan.

I have no idea where people are getting the idea of moving from. That would isolate Lucy again which would depress her more. o.o

Moogle December 26, 2012, 7:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #234763

@Someone: Umm I think that is exactly why Lucy is going to reject him, she is in no condition to have a boyfriend right now. If you ever loved anybody (truly love them) how would you feel it they told you they never wanted to see you again? Would you seriously be willing to go through with something like that again with someone else? Lucy needs a FRIEND not a boyfriend right now. All she needs right now is her family and a friend. She has the family part alright as seen in the beginning of this episode.

Lucy still needs a friend an actual friend. Not a nice guy who has grown tired of her :unsure:, not a cheery genius that has a history of talking behind her back ;_;, not another depressed kid with an anger management issue Furious Abbey, not a cool kid with a bad history ;), I guess Sue is alright even though she is trying to direct a play that might be completely MikeXLucy related, if it is then it won’t end well for those involved. Who knows we might see a few curve balls that we might not expect in the future 8-D. For example if Sandy actually showed up to watch the play and Mike didn’t know about it :D. BRB i’m imagining something… dramatic XD.

I want to add that I want Lucy to eventually be a happy girl even if she has to deal with a little drama first :). We all have to deal with it eventually. The amount of drama may vary.

supertails19 December 26, 2012, 8:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #234764

Thank you, Taeshi ;A;

Lunar December 26, 2012, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #234766

D’awwwws so cute paulo loves lucy…lawl what if tessa thinks ‘that other girl’ is her?

Angel December 26, 2012, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #234767

I am taking Taeshi’s descriptions with a grain of salt. A packet of salt. A few kilos of salt. It’s going to end in misery nevertheless, for everything does in the end it seems,

Fortunos December 26, 2012, 10:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #234768

Just how flushed can this boy get? #^_^# Man, I love Paulo. I wonder if Tess can turn him apple-red.

Jupi December 26, 2012, 11:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #234769

Taishi said “Paulo X Lucy”
Therefore, this chapter shall contain no hints of Paulo X Lucy whatsoever. Rather its… I dunno, Daisy or something.
Tess is saying ‘Other girl’ merely because she assumes that there is an other girl, not because she knows for a fact who the other girl is. The ‘Other Girl’ is Tess.
The next strip will be Paulo making out with Tess. I can feel it.
Also, JESUS CHRIST! 100 comments in 7 minutes?!
Curtisimo - Murri Crebmush!

Curtisimo December 27, 2012, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #234770

That beautiful, beautiful moment when your ship becomes fully cannon <3

Ink December 27, 2012, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #234771

You know, I’m pretty sure Taeshi has mentioned that Paulo and Lucy will never be together…maybe I’m wrong.

but also, she wouldn’t just clearly tell us this is a PauloxLucy chapter either.

It’s Tess he’s talking about. Or some kind of weird twist we don’t even expect>

or this is reverse psychology and it is Lucy and we’re all supposed to doubt it ._.

SimpleBunni December 27, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #234774

D’awwwww :’) PauloXLucy ^_^

Redsilence December 27, 2012, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #234775

(at least I hope!)

Redsilence December 27, 2012, 1:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #234776

-jumps for the sky-

Kindle Kat December 27, 2012, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #234777

i got it the reason it’s labeled ten minutes to midnight. Paulo after confessing his love to lucy to tess. He quickly leaves the party and rushes to Lucy’s house. Only to learn lucy is going somewhere. He rushes to the airport, train station, ect. It’s ten minutes to midnight and he confesses his love for lucy. Well that’s all i got. Hope tae and suitcase had a merry christmas and a happy new year.

funny monster December 27, 2012, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #234778

I don’t think Paulo can tell the difference between thinking with his little head, thinking with his big head, and thinking with his heart. It’d be nice to have one lose end tied up in this comic. ._.

NobodyxNobody December 27, 2012, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #234779

For some reason I have a Scott Pilgrim scene playing through my head after reading the comments.

“you should break up with your fake highschool girlfriend.”

Yeah. Loving the chapter so far. This made my inner PauloxLucy fangirl go “hehehehe soon.”

Purple Haze December 27, 2012, 3:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #234780

I’m not sure how I feel about this. I like Paulo and Lucy together. And I like Jasmine. If Paulo is going to break up with her, I have the feeling he will try and make it as painless as possible. It will still hurt but he obviously doesn’t like her as anything more then a friend. Both people need to be interested for a relationship to work.

I’m wary about this though. I don’t want to get my hopes up just yet.

Fates December 27, 2012, 3:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #234781

Wait wait wait… What happened to all the pages between “Buddy System” and this chapter? Like… Am I out of the loop here or…?

Kevin December 27, 2012, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #234782

Tess and Paulo 4 ev ah. Jasmine must be leading around a group of freshmen boys like a squad of Pikmin. If she is sad at all, which I don’t think she will be. Jaz will have some new dog on a leash within minutes (figuratively speaking.)

Ryan December 27, 2012, 4:18 AM EST.

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Lolly December 27, 2012, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #234784

I don’t know why if Paulo doesn’t even love Jasmine, why he got together with her in the first place?! Mad Lucy
He doesn’t even hesitate saying, “of course not”… Jasmine should just be Paulo’s friend… though, it’s still a mystery why Lucy’s still in love with Mike… so what if he was the first friend with you, ect… he doesn’t want you anymore, if you want him to be truly happy… then you’ll leave him alone with Sandy - (even though I don’t think he needs happiness). You’re better off with someone who appreciates and understands you Lucy, and that is Paulo… just… WHY DID YOU HAVE TO BE A PLAYA’ PAULO?!
You expect to get the girl of your dreams, by dating with others? She’s her most vulnerable right now, you must take opportunity!

SoSleepy December 27, 2012, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #234787

Maybe David is secretly a girl and Paulo’s talking about him. =w= Yes, that’s exactly what David has to do with this chapter in the comic. No doubt.

ChalupaFairy December 27, 2012, 9:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #234790

*Dramatic Music*
Who is this “Other Girl” Really?

S.Chambers December 27, 2012, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #234791

Lol @ people who /seriously/ think he’s talking about someone else. Guys, he’s loved Lucy for years. Jasmine ALWAYS played second fiddle to her, and you have to admit, Paulo and Jazz never really acted like a real couple. They were like buddies. I mean, did we ever even see them kiss? It’s not Paulo’s fault for having feelings for someone else. You can’t help who you fall in love with, and it’s not like he’s dropping Jazz like a dirty hat. He still likes her a lot and doesn’t want to hurt her, but he also doesn’t want to string her along. The poor guy just wants to be happy, so quit calling him a dick.

honeybee December 27, 2012, 12:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #234792

Screw all this PauoxLucy stuff

PauloxTess all the way

Ready for the drama December 27, 2012, 12:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #234794

@SimpleBunni: This is totally a David chapter we will see him and his family soon 8-D. PauloXLucy will happen as soon as he gets a job and is able to visit Lucy more than once in a while 8-). Jasmine will find happiness with someone else :O. The play is going to be just beautiful hah :D. If Lucy can’t find happiness in Roseville then she will find it somewhere else and contrary to what some might think finding happiness does NOT just mean finding someone to bone Mad Lucy. You can be happy by finding something you really like to do #^_^#. Finally Maishul and Sandra will be having a few… bumps in their relationship :unsure:.

@NobodyXNobody: How would you feel if I told you I was everybodyXhappiness? ;) < even this guy will be happy eventually :smirk:.

@Purple Haze: Lol XD

@Kevin: They got moved back. Check The Archive :)

@Honeybee: Paulo also loved Tess for a long time did you forget that :-*? I don’t think anybody called him that D:. To be honest I don’t think Paulo ever thought of her as a girlfriend just a girl he could have fun and hang out with :/.

supertails19 December 27, 2012, 2:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #234795

despite a spark of hope, i still have a really bad feeling about where this is going it’s going to be awful and sad isn’t it..?! ;_;

autumn December 27, 2012, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #234796

I support MikexLucy, xd I really don’t think Lucy will be SO happy with Paulo, cuz you see Lucy love’s Mike, but Mike Love’s Sandy… :unsure: Love triangle . Paulo Loves Lucy Lucy loves Mike and Mike loves Sandy…..But I still want Mike to buy a life and be with Lucy and have a ton’s of screaming children’s x) :-* :love: XD And Screw U Sandy -.- :D <——-Kill :)

Mrs.LucyXmike December 27, 2012, 3:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #234797

The Whole reason Paulo got with Jasmine is DAVID! Furious Abbey Has everyone given up on Lucy? Even dumb *** David says she is a lost cause. Damn it I think David might secretly be a gossiper… spreading lies. Nah Probably not.
Either I really want to punch David! Someone please do it for me! http://askbcb.tumblr.com/post/29689539716 <~~~Ahhh Perfect, especially since its Lucy. WAIT its not David’s fault, Paulo could have choose to ignore David and his man-***** ways. Still David deserved that punch. Never It is David’s fault http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p4.html
I now hate David more than Mike.

I really doubt or I am starting to doubt is it Lucy, purely because this is suppose to be a David chapter and he is in 1 panel so far and its suppose to be PauloxLucy. So spoiler’s it probably… Good Lord it is Lucy! Unless, Taeshi is going to give us a curve ball. :/

We all were MikexLucy once, but have to realize that ship has sailed and sunk. PauloxLucy
Look here: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c55/p2.html <~~~ I want to Kill David NOW Furious Abbey David you selfish dick you ruined this, I hope you die alone! A virgin!
someone other than Douche Bage :unsure: can make her happy.

you can edit you post if its less than 10minutes old

Someone December 27, 2012, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #234798

And, uh…..Sorry for my bad english, xd :unsure:

Mrs.LucyXmike December 27, 2012, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #234799

And the shippers go wild! Prediction: Jazz is behind him.

some guy December 27, 2012, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #234800

I totally think jaz will be cool with it, she seems like not much can relly rock her boat so to speak. but it will be sad.

DB December 27, 2012, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #234801

The worst present

StushiJaguar December 27, 2012, 5:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #234803

its not. @ E v e r y o n e

Its not a pualoxlucy

Sahchan December 27, 2012, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #234804


Sahchan December 27, 2012, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #234805

The best present is realizing your feelings.

Paulo is finally being honest with himself and thus not creating any crazy drama by lying about his feelings. Hopefully this all works out for the best.

Bumble bee December 27, 2012, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #234806

Mike is not a jerk if most of you morons looked at the chapter pillow talk mike did confess he loved lucy but lucy rejected him AFTER KISSING HIM he cryed the same way lucy did and thats why paulo and lucy is a perfect couple because they are both ******. Furious Abbey

Nobody December 27, 2012, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #234807

$50 says Jasmine is behind them.

12o December 27, 2012, 8:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #234808

I think the other girl might be lucy and i would kinda laugh if jasmine was behind them then start feeling sorry for her for hearing that.

Rave AngelDemon December 27, 2012, 8:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #234809

@Mrs. LucyXMike: Actually It is a love pentagon since Jasmine loves Paulo, Paulo loves Lucy, Lucy loves Mike?, Mike loves Sandy, and now all we need is a guy that sandy loves and loves Jasmine to complete a Love Hexagon of Drama and love :love:. I totally want to listen to What Is Love by Haddaway as soon as i’m done with this comment :D. Also, How can you hate someone so sweet that cares about others? If I were you i’d redirect that anger towards Alejandro(The scar cat from Ch. 12 Confrontation).

@Nobody: If PauloXLucy is going to work there needs to be something that MikeXLucy didn’t have i’m going to capitalize it so everybody can see it PROPER COMMUNICATION AND SOME GOOD TIMING. Why did you think Another Path worked so well? Paulo and Lucy talked and did NOT get into fights all the time. Same reason why Mike and Sandy lasted for 7 years as a long distance relationship. If Mike never found that phone number the relationship wouldn’t be as strong as it is now that they text each other almost all the time. Wait if it wasn’t for Paulo and his cheater beater squad Mike wouldn’t have been so down and depressed then :o Mike went looking for Sandy’s number after that didn’t he?

Wow that is genius, BCB is more intricate than I thought 8-). Even if i’m wrong about Paulo and Lucy unknowingly being the reason why Mike is so much closer to Sandy(with the relationship). Paulo for basically pushing him away from Lucy with his assault squad and Lucy for making him feel he was in a relationship :D.

@Someone: please turn down the rage think of the children ._. I will give you the same advice I gave the person before you redirect your hate to Alejandro(The scar cat from Ch. 12 Confrontation) he is the only one I can think of that is most deserving of your hate.

I just thought of another reason good communication is key if Paulo heard about Jasmine’s little confession in Pillow Talk then he would be thinking twice about leaving her. Of course if she said she didn’t want him to leave her after he already dumped then it will probably be too little too late :(.

If Jasmine shows up behind Paulo like she did in the hallway and says I love you too… -_- I don’t think I could handle seeing the rest of the conversation, i’ll do my best to keep it together.

supertails19 December 27, 2012, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #234810

I love PauloxLucy
Paulo cares about her so much that he saved Lucy from the start because of Mike’s actions
Mike abandoned her but i know why Mike doesn’t like Lucy
He sees himself as a baby sitter for her so he ditched her.
Paulo is only dating Jasmine ( my opinion) to keep his reputation with everyone and David to show ” bros before hoes” ( sorry for language)

Nikki December 27, 2012, 9:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #234812

If Paulo is finally gonna stand up and fight and care for only her, then I am serious need of PauloXLucy slow build because they both kinda deserve it in my books.

Kikimmicoa December 27, 2012, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #234813

Paulo and Tess!
Come on it’s obvious

I December 27, 2012, 9:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #234814

Hey now, maybe he’s not talking about Lucy. Maybe he means… uh… I don’t know, Jessica? Okay, fine, he’s talking about Lucy.

naAr December 27, 2012, 10:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #234815

When Paulo breaks a heart people are like WHO ****IN CAREZ! when mike breaks one heart because lucy broke his long before they are all like MIKE IS A ****IN JERK LETZ GANG UP ON HIM AND MURDER HIM LAZERCAT STYLE!

Nobody December 27, 2012, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #234816

@Nikki: I believe Paulo has been going out with Jasmine because they get along well and she did save him from that big mess he caused with Jessica, Rachel, Lucy and Tessa. A lot of people date others because they are awesome or cool or nice and let the love develop with time.

Moogle December 27, 2012, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #234867

In his defense he has loved lucy since the begging. Was real quick with that of coarse not huh. He shouldn’t have dated jazzmine unless he realy liked her. Cant be helped. I pray that they still hang, but i have a feeling our little auther will make jazz obsessed with getting him to notice her or something like that.

JustSomeCritic December 28, 2012, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #234951


Huh? December 28, 2012, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #234999



Chels December 30, 2012, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #235820

My horrible input: look on the bright side! If she goes through with it, you don’t have to write this anymore. I mean seriously, three comics a week? That has got to be stressful. Almost a year ago, it took me two days to read the entire comic. Now there’s, like, twice as much! Is to much comic. Is too much. But other than that, this is a pretty awesome comic.

Twohuman January 6, 2013, 10:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #236436


The difference is that Mike was tactless and hateful, even when Lucy tried to make amends. Paulo’s just a bit confused.

Ket January 11, 2013, 12:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #259980


meep September 20, 2013, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #278347

and MikexLucy
…Buuuuuttt I know (SPOILERS) PauloxLucy most likely won’t happen because Taeshi seems to have plans for Paulo and Rachel (as seen in Another Plan, which isn’t the ABSOLUTE future, but Taeshi DID hint at things in the author’s notes of one of the pages). So, I guess MikexLucy takes the cake for me!
(I’ve been trying so hard not to hate Mike, but [again, SPOILERS] seeing how Mike broke down after he found out Lucy was in the hospital gives me hope for a better future with slightly less-tsundere Lucys and kinder Mikes. U-U

Aqua March 29, 2014, 5:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #284580

oh and:

TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #291410

Ugh… Paolo… what a douche.

You failed the Lucy route when you failed to pork her that time.
Continuing to chase a failed route leads to BAD END.

SotiCoto December 14, 2014, 9:53 AM EST.

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