73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 1/7/13

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Veronica: gettin pretty mad there augustus

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Comment ID #235823

Boom, always a bit of drama isn’t there?

Marik January 7, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235824

what a bitch

wowfood January 7, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

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supertails19 January 7, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235826


shmidny January 7, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235827

Troll lucy

Kris January 7, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #235828

Well, ****!

meifire January 7, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235829

knew it

Pirari January 7, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235830

i find it funny that he got to her so fast

sen January 7, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235831

I was worried for nothing xD damn cliffhangers

Mr.Man January 7, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235832

here im just going to deposit my brain in to this bag…

CoolBad January 7, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235833

Taishi you magnificent b%+#=, I’ve read your book!

JupiterMan January 7, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235834

FF Cat… Yo been hotboxin’ wit yo parents!

Deuce Moose January 7, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235835

The hell? Im with Augustus here… What did it look like? People don’t just stand on the edge of buildings for ***** and giggles

Order_66 January 7, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #235836

Lucy has gone off the deep end.

Day~Day January 7, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #235837

Wooooooot! XD One worst case scenario averted. Least we know it won’t end here. :D

Blaze33405 January 7, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #235838

WHAT?! After a full-on week of cliffhangers, you reward our diligence with this load of malarky?! BY GUM, if you weren’t so flipping awesome, Taeshi, you’d be short a LOT of fans after this one…

Mr. Fancy Pants January 7, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #235839

Yay I totally guessed it! This is Lucy’s thinkin place

Scaught January 7, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

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Laufente January 7, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235841

The second he lets go she jumps.

RusBus94 January 7, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235842

Lucy: the ultimate troll

Bleh January 7, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

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Bittersweet_PauloxLucy January 7, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235844

Did the website time out for anyone else? I refreshed like mad until it loaded xD The suspense was killing me!

Chompy January 7, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235845

Awww hell no.

You did not just make us worry a whole weekend for nothing.

Man up and take the jump Mad Lucy

Zany January 7, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235846

I love the full shot frame of Lucy, she looks so beautiful. Also how hollow and empty her eyes look. I think Lucy is laughing because of Auggies sweet caring side. Poor Aug :c He’s a nice guy brought up in a tough world.

Katie January 7, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #235847

That hand though

jerkface January 7, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235848

I’m throwing oranges at passers by, care to join me?

abowden January 7, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235849

“Think I was guna jump?” “Nah just thought I’d recreationally stand on the edge of a roof with no railing with you.”

QuakeIV January 7, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235850

now she sounds like she has multiple personalty disorder….
or she was just spaced out xD

Madi_mew101 January 7, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235851

Aaaaaaand I quit. Done with life, thanks bye! *Flies away*

But in all seriousness, that was THE cliffhanger of the YEAR! [thus far]

Blastion January 7, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235852

Lucy just came to the school(?) to reminisce, because she’ll be moving away soon…? (my guess.. ;_;..) Or something…

onethree January 7, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #235853

What the hell is up with Lucy’s body here?

Slinky January 7, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #235854

seriously thought there was going to be a scene change

Isabelle January 7, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #235855

Yay I told she wasn’t gonna jump <(said no such thing)

Stephano January 7, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #235856

Lucy has inadvertently (and successfully) fooled us all!

A.T. January 7, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #235857

-proceeds to freak out and calm-

JamieMoonbeams January 7, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #235858

Can’t say I didn’t see this coming. However, my curiosity keeps growing with each page I look forward too. Oh Taeshi, why must you pull our legs like this? :question:

Also, is anybody wondering what will Sam do if he found out Mike made Lucy spiral down into depression and turn her into an emotionless doll? I’m thinking he might send Mike to the ER if Sam goes easy on him. :/

KitKatMuffin January 7, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #235859

hey slinky don’t be a dick
that is a mighty fine lucy bod

Isabelle January 7, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #235860

Guess she does have some sense left in here

told you she was gonna skydive
this is going down

but yeah I wonder why she’s up there

Kimz January 7, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #235861

Ha! Someone called it! She didn’t do the bitchy look as if he were stupid but this is pretty much what someone predicted. Not me but somebody.

@Order_66: I once watched this cop show where this architect person said how he got his best ideas by just walking and standing on the edge of high places. I believe it was interesting because he had to go into Witness Protection and when they found him out there, they thought he was jumping. It was funny to me because when they said “so you’re not trying to jump?” He had this most horrified look on his face like HELL NO!

@Chompy: Yep. I was real freaked. Just got here myself. I assumed it was overloaded with all the traffic.

DiDi January 7, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #235862

The real question is, was “I wasn’t” for her jumping or actually “Being there”?

SpiritWolf15x January 7, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

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JamieMoonbeams January 7, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #235864

Drama queen -.-

thedragon133 January 7, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #235865

I s**t a piece of pie.

I s**t one serving of pie.

Rupert January 7, 2013, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #235866

This isn’t going to end up as Augustus x Lucy is it? I want Paulo x Lucy!!!!

OhNoes January 7, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #235867

I wasnt going to jump, I just felt like taking a walk. In the middle of the night. On the edge of a rooftop. Of a 6 story building. Because people totally do that all the time.

Augustus, please talk some sense into that dang girl’s head!
:nope: Furious Abbey :nope:

Frodomann1 January 7, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

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Johnneh January 7, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #235869

…and then Amaya comes in and pushes them both off… :x

Patrick: …and everyone died! THE END 8-D

Ember January 7, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #235870

He loves her, why else would he be so worried about her jumping and also wanting to save her?! Soooo cute!!! They would be perfect together!!

F Paulo, F Mike!!!!

Augustus, kiss that girl and make her yours!!!

Aiya January 7, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #235871

Just a feeling, but I don’t think Lucy is going to end up at Tess’ New Year’s Party… and Paulo is going to be one sad mofo.
I see two possibilities, one: Augustus gets smooth and keeps Lucy up there by force or something, as we know he has some sort of masochist attraction to her (or something) :P
two: Lucy stays by choice and they spend new year’s up there together giving LucyxAugustus shippers a field day, and trolling LucyxPaulo fans to the max XD

foreveryoung5 January 7, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #235872

She laughed? =D awesome! I want Augustus and Lucy. Lucy could kiss his *** xD if he gets outta control!

NekoGami January 7, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #235873

Yep. An event with such potential magnitude to the plot, an attempted suicide, merely amounted to inconsequential melodrama. Again. This comic needs a writer. And yet I still give them ad revenue. :/

Solvek January 7, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235874

…..o.O yeah Lucy, of course Augustus thought u were gonna jump
What other conclusion is there?

Shoop-a-doop January 7, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #235875

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuukkkkkkkkk
whats going on? ;-;

shmidny January 7, 2013, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235876

Ha i knew it! I knew she wasn’t going to jump

Valor January 7, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235877

Ahh, Auggie. Good to see you looking mildly horrified underneath the expression of ‘WTF’. As for Luce?

Thought as much! Silly girl, ‘causing Auggie a modicum of heart-stopping terror for a moment there.

I wish I had more to add, but my fever is frying my brain. G’night BCBers. See you all Weds. :3


Kindly gtfo if it’s that upsetting. <3

Yaschiri January 7, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235878

Taeshi will you make them a couple now plz can you plz you know we both want it =P

RoseVee January 7, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #235879

Lucy, do everyone a favor. Jump.

Tired of Lucy January 7, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #235880

Well i dind’t see that one coming =|

Félix the Qc January 7, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #235881

I said i called it now just wait

DinR January 7, 2013, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #235882

Oh this is awesome Augustus used his speed and it was not necessary hah.
I am so grateful that Lucy didn’t jump :). I am also glad that Lucy seems to be so happy. Why can’t anyone else be happy that Lucy is happy?

supertails19 January 7, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #235883

It’s good to know she wasn’t planning on jumping although it didn’t seem likely with that smile on the previous page. The real question is why she is even out there on top of a building that seems to be someplace close to where Augustus lives by chance. What happened at home that made her leave in the first place…

She looks broken by the way, it’s sad.

Kino January 7, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #235884

C’mon, seriously? You thought she was gonna jump, Auggie? You should know her better ‘n that~ But it’s sweet that ya care enough ta stop her. :3

Jessica U. Ingmann January 7, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #235885

What the ****?!?!?!?!

Taishi. Love how you have drawn Lucy. :love:

Also questioning lack of drama? That could have been huge in so manny ways. Is this building up for something with even more drama than this?

That was truley an evil cliff hanger……

Want to see what happens!

The G January 7, 2013, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #235886

Its been a while, but Augustus just got trolld XD

Darf14 January 7, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #235887

no matter what, rape cat is not going to be able to redeem himself. some things should not be forgiven.

A Fan January 7, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #235888

Jump or not that’s dangerous! DX


Comment ID #235889

I was so worried about Lucy, I even had a dream where I knew what happened after this. O_O Let’s say it was extremely sad and wild… and very much Lucy x Augustus. :D

I get the feeling as soon as Augustus calms down, she’ll jump… I just know it… D:

Just-A-Lurker January 7, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #235890

For a second, I wasn’t sure what he had grabbed. Her arm looks like one of those pool noodles.
“Why are you here?!”
“I’m plotting on assassinating Mike, of course!” *pulls L4910 out of hyperspace*
Not an L9, you gotta do it with Bromine! It’s harder to detect!”
“Thanks FFC!” *High-Five*
Oh, me and my silly, up for 70 hours mind.
Curtisimo - it’s not insomnia, it’s extra work time!

Curtisimo January 7, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #235891

****ing told you guys, you see knew it

lov/hate/hurt January 7, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #235892

U mad, Augustus ?
Also, everybody who wants those two together, remember why Augustus is really there hanging out with them? He is Spy!!

Redneck January 7, 2013, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #235893

Awh, so Augustus does care…I think.

apple pie January 7, 2013, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #235894

Taeshi, you brilliant troll! I absolutely love you for the brilliant storyline and the way you just make your readers’ hearts stop :D <3 No lie :) <3

I sense some deep stuff coming on. I wonder if by seeing her more gentle side, Augustus will like her more. Of course, if this happens, I suspect that Paulo and Augustus will have to fight over Lucy. Funny because before it was Augustus and Abbey fighting over Daisy. But I’m getting way too ahead of myself here.

Gabria93 January 7, 2013, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235895

Maybe she wasn’t, but she was DEFENITELY thinking about it.

Subaru January 7, 2013, 1:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #235896

pff whatever, it’s nice to see her smile again though; August, you are becoming quite a good character, keep it up

bankai January 7, 2013, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #235897

@Solvek- “This comic needs a writer. ”
it has two; remember when complaining and being rude actually fixed anything
because i sure don’t

and besides, if you really really REALLY believed she was going to jump then that’s kind of your own fault honestly.

anyway, now it’s just a mystery as to what her family told her.

toffee January 7, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #235898

@Scaught: Lucy has a thinking face so it makes sense that she would also have a thinking place. I wonder how long she has been sneaking off to this building?

@Blastion: The year just started expect to see a lot more cliffhangers :D. Oh and so much drama heh this will be a good year.

@Aiya: So trying to save someone’s life means you love them? Firefighters, doctors and police officers must love a lot of people. According to your logic Mike must love Lucy because he saved her. Oh wait didn’t Mike also tell Lucy that he hated her(please read December since it also talks about how Augustus feels about Lucy).

I agree that Augustus and Lucy would be a cute couple, but since Daisy exists Lucy is just going to be second place in his heart(not what I want for Lucy). What I would love to see is Augustus moving on from his love of Daisy already and give Lucy a chance(not to likely). Sorry if any of this upsets you or ruins any of your hopes and dreams :unsure:.

@Yaschiri: I hope you get better soon :x. Lots of bed rest seems like the best choice.

@Tired of Lucy: First time I saw your name and i’m already tired of it :/. First @Lucy should die and now @Tired of Lucy. I am noticing a negative pattern with names that involve Lucy. She will not be pleased( Mad Lucy).

@Solvek: This comic has a great writer with a predetermined storyline divided into several arcs and she is nice enough to share this story with us, if you don’t like it fine but please be mindful of others and their feelings.

@Kino: Lucy’s mom had a conversation with Lucy knowing Lucy might think that her mom was abandoning her. My guess the conversation involved Lucy being forced to stay with her father instead of her mom :(. As for being on top of a building: Is it wrong to go someplace where you can get away from it all? To find a place were you can think and be free? Maybe even enjoy a beautiful veiw of a place you might be leaving?

supertails19 January 7, 2013, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #235900

Perhaps Lucy has had a change of heart (Or, more likely, wasn’t thinking what I was)? On another note, I wonder why Agustus seems so worried and angry all of a sudden now that the scare is over. I’ll be a lot more interested in this chapter for certain. :)

A visitor January 7, 2013, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #235901

On another note, how f**kin long is their winter break?!! I got out two weeks, their break feels like two months

Redneck January 7, 2013, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235902

The real question is; Will there be fireworks???!
I’m glad she didn’t jump, though it’s still a possibility she’s lying to him and jumps right off when he lets go.

Udyr January 7, 2013, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #235903

lol, awww, are they going to have a heart-to-heart now? Maybe become friends? Get some hot cocoa and talk about their problems?
I think I might know what Lucy is doing. Being so depressed, sometimes being in a lonely or dangerous place can evoke the feeling of confronting depression. At least, when I was in a similar trench not so long ago, facing danger and terror helps relinquish the feeling of helplessness and aimlessness that depression can bring. Sometimes being alone can grant the feeling, at least for a while, that all the problems of depression are behind.
I too am also as surprised as some readers at how quickly Aug climbed all those flights of stairs and in two bounds made it to Lucy. There are three ways I can see this going: (1) they kick each other in the face (2) they have a heart to-heart (3) somehow things cancel out and the status quo in their relationship does not change.
Those two are similar in their own regards, Aug and Lucy, but you know what they say: opposites attract…(AugxLucy ship predicted to crash)

Blank On Purpose January 7, 2013, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #235904

I can’t tell what she means…

Is she saying “I wasn’t” as a response to the question “Why are you here?” which would suggest this is a dream/halucination of sorts Agustus is having.

Or is she continuing off of her last sentance “Thought I was going to jump?” which seems to imply she’s ignoring his questions and we won’t be getting any explanations out of her. :(

Random Phrases January 7, 2013, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #235905

@A_visitor: Augustus is in the least enviable of positions. As a spy, he’s the one who has to get close to the targets. He’s already fallen for one, and this one is just really able to get under his skin. Plus, he also isn’t comfortable with the guy he’s working for. He basically is playing on the wrong team and only figuring it out after the half-way point. He already feels responsible for bad stuff coming their way; he’ll break down if it gets too bad. And he just tipped his hand about that to his most vicious frenemy.

Plus, it helps that she p***ed him off about wanting to give up on life once already. He’s angry and afraid. Bad combo.

Coyote January 7, 2013, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #235906

Ha! I knew she wasn’t going to jump. Lucy is built of stronger stuff than that.

Lime Cake January 7, 2013, 2:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #235908

Hey, has no one ever thought that her mom might be sent away due to work, just leaving her with her brothers? would certainly explain why her mom would be worried about lucy thinking she abandoned her.
the whole “don’t I get a say” might have been her attempt at staying with at least one of her parents but nope. stuck here for school. I know how disastrous it is to change schools in the middle of a year so yea, I don’t think she’s moving.

Huntress_RVW January 7, 2013, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #235909

@Huntress_RVW: I hadn’t considered that, but it’s really sensible…

@A_Fan: Took me a bit to find it, but I’d like to point out that Augustus had no intention of raping Daisy. We have his word to a person who would have thought better of him for it (panel 5), so not much reason to doubt it. Admittedly, Daisy wasn’t willing, she was just going to let it happen out of guilt (panel 12), but that wasn’t Augustus’s goal.

Coyote January 7, 2013, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #235910

Professor Farnsworth: “Dammit, Lucy, just jump already! Stop hogging that healthy liver.”

Thisguy January 7, 2013, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #235911

@Ember: Nah, everyone dying is more Shakespeare’s style than Taeshi’s.

PocketGodPygmy January 7, 2013, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #235912

That was evil, Taeshi. Downright evil. You had me on the edge of my seat for an entire weekend, biting my nails to see if Lucy actually skydived without a parachute, and you answer us with “Oh, you thought I was suicidal? Nah, I just came up here in a blizzard for kicks.”


At least it’s nice to see Augustus showing some serious backbone, here. I’ve heard a bunch of stories of teenagers who go through life ready to end it all, and their friends don’t notice or deem it less important than it really is. They don’t do anything about it until it’s too late, at which point they can only grieve and wonder what they could have done differently to save the life of a friend. And here is Augustus, rushing up to save someone that he barely knows and may even dislike from implied suicide. THAT takes gumption, kiddos. 8-)

PocketGodPygmy January 7, 2013, 3:07 AM EST.

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The Ground January 7, 2013, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #235914

My initial thought was ‘what the heck are you on that roof if you’re not gonna jump!’ but than I thought for a moment, back tracking just a bit in the comic to her talk with her parents that we didn’t get to see the end of. Maybe she’s going away and she was up there to look at the city from above one last time or something and saw Augustus so she decided to troll him…because that’s what those two do to each other. They mess with each other and taunt each other to extreme degrees.

That Guy January 7, 2013, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #235915

For whatever reason, Lucy’s eyes scare me. They’re still so lifeless… D:

Oppi January 7, 2013, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #235916

I believe Lucy is simply coming to terms with what she’s lost, and realizing the little things she has always taken for granted. A very high place is surprisingly a very good place to reflect on your past. Her face also tells a lot. That “lifeless” look in her eyes, I believe, is just her thinking about all that’s happened. But those last two panels I think are the closest thing to a true smile on her face that I’ve seen in a very long time. She’s finally reflecting on her life in a way that didn’t revolve around Mike. This is one valid point that Mike did have in December http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p31.html panel 5. I believe she is happy, realizing that other people actually care.

Qsandas January 7, 2013, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #235917

“Why are you here?!” “snrk. I wasn’t… here.” And suddenly, the fabric of space and time exploded, and now it’s the Matrix.

Shiloh January 7, 2013, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #235918

Oh Lord, if AgustusxLucy became canon that would literally complete my whole life.

ChalupaFairy January 7, 2013, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #235919

I agree man, and honestly, I as a overthinker, think that she wasn’t there, and is a fraction of his imagination, which is helping him realize that he will not get with Lucy, so he lead himself to the top of the building for his own jump. Then again, I am an overthinker.

Ardoasms5 January 7, 2013, 4:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #235921

i knew it. there was no way this wasn’t going to happen. everyone keeps saying augustusxlucy when really maybe have you guys thought maybe augustus is just a nice person and they’ll become friends?

blueberry January 7, 2013, 4:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #235922

Finally! a shipping I never thought would come up! Love LucyXAugustus

aim January 7, 2013, 4:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #235923

Lucy is finally…..smiling?!

What’s next? she finds closure and decides to try life without yearning for Mike?

DeathofInk January 7, 2013, 4:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #235924

She’ll be evasive as to why shes there but ultimately ask Augustus to tell the others that she’s leaving and will likely avoid everyone until then.

That’s my prediction but so far its been all over the place so I’m probably wrong.

Anon-Anon January 7, 2013, 5:17 AM EST.

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sevrinn January 7, 2013, 5:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #235926

Don’t cats land on their feet?

Ditto January 7, 2013, 5:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #235927

you got some ‘splainin’ to do! :O

Meh January 7, 2013, 6:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #235928

Lucy just trolled the troller

Mightyena January 7, 2013, 6:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #235929

Don’t trust her! As soon as you let go, she’ll fly right off the building lol :D

nalem January 7, 2013, 6:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #235930

B!tches be trippin

Neo January 7, 2013, 6:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #235931

them souless eyes. e.e

catwaffle January 7, 2013, 6:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #235932

It was all just a dream… or some **** like that.

Draven January 7, 2013, 7:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #235934

AugustusxLucy probably won’t happen because of their unsolved crushes, but I admit it would be interesting to see ;)

eniena January 7, 2013, 7:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #235935

I love Lucy’s expression when Augustus grabbed her hand

Nikki January 7, 2013, 7:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #235936

GUHHH!!!(Sinks To The Ground)Full of exitement over NOTHIN! :nope: :nope: Shes gonna jump the SECOND he lets go ;) At least Wucy didn’t jump though :)

Kats January 7, 2013, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #235937

Taeshi gon’ make this Lucy x Augustus? That would be pretty cool. And Mike gets all mad while he’s with Sandy because he doesn’t want Lucy to be with Augustus and then there’s Paulo which would bring in Daisy and gahhh… Teenage dramas these days.

Wolftail January 7, 2013, 7:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #235938

Is that a….Is it…OMG… She is…SMILING! 8-D 8-D 8-D

Huppa Duppa Fuppa January 7, 2013, 7:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #235939

I was half expecting a cut away to the party again XD I’m glad that didn’t happen. And I’m also glad Lucy didn’t jump. But it really does beg the question as to why she’s on the school roof o_o Augustus to the rescue! I really hope this chapter reveals more about him, and preferably without him getting hit on :P I’ll keep reading either way, though. Darn amazing webcomics. Gettin’ to do whatever they want all the time -_-

ThingamaJigglypuff January 7, 2013, 7:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #235940

wa wa wa waaaaaaa XD

Alex January 7, 2013, 8:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #235941

looks to me like she’s losing it

Milkfruit January 7, 2013, 8:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #235942


angry!Augustus x crazy!Lucy

Yumikarp January 7, 2013, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #235943

See that, Lucy? Somebody actually gives an inkling of a crap about your well-being, so you can change your eyes back to normal now. They’re so lifeless, it’s almost creepy.

Ziggy January 7, 2013, 8:49 AM EST.

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You are such a Troll. ;)

Dr.Z January 7, 2013, 9:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #235945

Lucy: Pff, isn’t it obvious I wouldn’t jump?

Augustus:………………………………….. NO

Huh? January 7, 2013, 9:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #235946

Is it just me or is Lucy getting prettier and prettier? Way hotter than Sandy even! Glad she didn’t jump and I guess I was wrong since I thought Auggy was just having a dream.

Sanitarium January 7, 2013, 9:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #235947

i know this sounds mean but i was hoping she would jump i wanted to see what the others would do hearing the news.

lucy is really good troll waited all week to see what would happen.

i hope that Mad Lucyx ;) will get to together soon i think that would be good :D

Jade January 7, 2013, 9:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #235948

Bluhhh. Actually, I’m really grateful this happened. Nearly all the webcomics I follow are losing their goddamned minds right now in drama, so this was a nice change of pace.

CC January 7, 2013, 9:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #235949

Thank goodness that Lucy didn’t jump.

Still, I wonder why she was up at the building to begin with?

Nimbus26 January 7, 2013, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #235950

i wonder if anyone will die. that’d be an interesting twist
though i wasn’t very convinced that one of the most main characters would be killed at this end…

Hell In my Clouds January 7, 2013, 9:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #235951

Me: Lucy NOOOOO! D:
Lucy: I wasn’t. Mad Lucy
Me: WAT… :nope:
Me: OK I get the point! Furious Abbey BTW, what are you doing on the roof? :question:

Mr. E January 7, 2013, 10:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #235953

as soon as I finish reading this chapter, I have GOT to stop reading this.

Zach Katt January 7, 2013, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #235954

Oh Lucy, pulling someone’s leg. I knew she wouldn’t jump because if she died then the plot falls apart (at least for the most part).

Keyblade Dragon January 7, 2013, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #235955

WTH lucy: “I wasn’t” isn’t a valid answer to “Why are you here?”
My sister does that all the time, you’ll ask her something like:
Cookies or Cake?
and she’ll reply: Yeah that sounds good.
*dies of frustration*

thefrustratedone January 7, 2013, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #235957

I’m pretty sure Lucy is replying to Augustus’ question of what do you think?! Odds are, she is going to answer that she was there for the fireworks or something. It is new years, although not sure how close. And we all know the tradition of kissing the one nearest to begin the year. Uh ohhhhhh

Fenfir January 7, 2013, 11:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #235959

PHEW! Crisis: Averted.
New Crisis: Augustus must die.
To all you people who were all like OMG JUMP LUCY DO IT DO IT DO IT, the comic would get all sad, and then it would END. ON A REALLY SAD, AND/OR BORING NOTE. You people are idiots, trying to get one of the main characters killed.

Rylan January 7, 2013, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #235960

I had a feeling that wasn’t her intention. She probably just needed a quiet isolated place to reflect on things.

Iris January 7, 2013, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #235961

Despite everything, it’s nice to see Lucy smiling again.

Hunter X January 7, 2013, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #235962

I just love Lucy’s smile. I keep on returning to the page just to look at it. :love:

Yes, I know I’m mad.

Assa January 7, 2013, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #235963

I think she is really depressed and she ‘smiles’ (that smile doesn’t look genuine at all) to hide her true feelings and intentions.
She is just avoiding Augustus question.

This rather looks like an alarming situation. Augustus, experiencing it first hand, seems to see it that way, too.

Whatever reason she is standing on that border of the building, it’s dangerous. If you value your life I don’t think anyone would be standing so close just to see fireworks or the city or whatever reasons given… You could do the same standing a bit back furder of the edge.
She doesn’t seem to care much.

If she truly wanted to jump, and still wants too, the first thing she has to do is make Augustus let go of her. She can do that by making him angry, laughing, … like she does now.

But I don’t believe she will jump. She is a main character.

However the first thing Augustus should do is get her on the ground, whether she wants to jump or not. She doesn’t seem in the right state of mind at the moment… It’s not the kind of thing you ignore and hope for the best. Better be safe than sorry.

11111 January 7, 2013, 12:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #235964

-facepalm- Some how….I had a feelin…..but still…

…….you troll =/

Akiriuu January 7, 2013, 12:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #235965


If I ever had a friend (yeah I know they are not really friends, but they know each other), that knew I was depressed for a while, and found me in the middle of the night standing on a roof top, and just because I would smile and say ‘I’m not going to jump’ … , would be convinced and say with a smile (let’s exaggerate!) “Well, carry on then!” and leave me like that… Even if he thought a few seconds ago I was about to jump and everything seemed like it…

Well, ****, then! I would sure hope so, if i ever were in such a situation, I dind’t have that kind of friend. Would seem like a very ignorant thing to do.

11111 January 7, 2013, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #235966

Augustus luffs her!

Suzume January 7, 2013, 12:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #235967

Even if Lucy x Augustus doesn’t happen, which sadly i dont think it will, I’d be satisfied if they at least ended up as really good friends.

But truthfully, I fail to see why Augustus likes Daisy. She’s annoying, weak, boring, and she made everyone think he’s a creep pervert. Lucy might have her issues but she isn’t a weak cat (unless it comes to Mike). She stands up for herself and isn’t afraid to smack someone who might hurt her or the ones she cares about. Augustus! Wake up kitty! Lucy is perfect for you.

Lunacy January 7, 2013, 12:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #235968

Ooooh~ I know what to use for my next wallpaper now :love:

Anyway my guess is that Lucy’s moving off somewhere so she’s just trying to take a look of the whole town in a very high place.

Luna Kaleet January 7, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #235969

@PocketGodPygmy: You call it evil I call it genius 8-). Taeshi had you at the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happened next? Well then that means Taeshi is doing her job as a writer to keep you guessing and coming back for more.

@Qsandas: True, Lucy is happy because she realizes somebody cares ;). But I can’t help wondering if that conversation she had with her family had anything to do with it :x.

@Shiloh: I was confused about that as well(that’s why my top post consisted of just “What?”) but I think I understand now. Lucy asked “thought I was gonna jump?” she heard Augustus’ response she laughed(?)
and said “I wasn’t(gonna jump).”

@Deathoflnk: Yep she will try life with Augustus as her new friend and Mike will eventually become just somebody that she used to know. She might yearn for him many years later and Augustus will find out and tell his new friend Sandy about it :D. Long story short they might meet each other in the future and more fun and drama will be had by all 8-D.

@Wolftail: You forgot about Jasmine and Abbey if you are going to have a lovers’ spat then you need everybody there for the drama party. Also Mike is the jealous type but he wouldn’t be jealous about who Lucy is with if Paulo is around to catch him… wait this is Mike we’re talking about, he has made bigger mistakes before :/.

@Nimbus26: Peace and quiet which is very nice to have when you want to think. The building most likely has a nice view that could cheer you up. Getting a long look at a place she might not see again for a long time without somebody else showing up. take your pick. Personally I would find a nice high place just for the peace and quiet and the weather. Oh yeah the weather :/ well Lucy is the only one we know in BCB that seems to enjoy the cold weather and she has a self made cold if she starts feeling cold, but I got a feeling that she might be out here in a snowstorm to forget about certain feelings :x.

@Fenfir: If they kiss it better be consensual from both sides if it is forced then wow that is low :/.

@Assa: Then I guess so am I and a lot of other people with that logic 8-D.

@Rylan: Why do you want Augustus, who SHOWED that he cares about Lucy to die? Is it because Paulo is GOING to say that he loves? Or are you still thinking about Mike who SAID he loved her a long time ago?
Mike Past, Augustus Present and Paulo Future :unsure: ;) 8-).

@1111: Agreed but I think that is the reason Augustus I still holding on to make sure this isn’t a trick. As for getting her to the ground(safely) Augustus will walk with her down the stairs soon after he makes sure she is alright. It would be best if he did not let her out of his sight.

supertails19 January 7, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #235970

For once someone touched Lucy and DIDN’T get murdered

Jayboy January 7, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #235971

Look at those eyes, man. I think she WAS thinking of jumping, but she’s too afraid to voice that and is covering it up in snarky-bitchery, which is her default mood when something is terribly concerning her unless Mike is involved — that’s when the charade drops and comes crumbling down into a heap of insecurity. She doesn’t know Augustus nearly well enough to dare show any weakness to him. When it comes to him, it’s knives and daggers. Think of the encountering rogues who hold each other at the point of their weapon while they banter amusingly, showing they are not to be trifled with, but not seriously intending to bring harm to the other unless they strike first. That’s how I view those two.

Lumi January 7, 2013, 2:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #235972

First of all WHERE THE HELL IS Nikita!

I don’t know who is worse you or Taeshi! Toying with my mind like it’s some kind if toy! You cause more questions then you answer(just like Taeshi?)! Stop smirking, cause I know it is not true happiness… ):

GOD DAMN IT PAULO! RUN! Hey Augustus can you give me the address of the building your at?
I told you she wasn’t planning on jumping! She was planning on walking off the edge. :/ *slaps self in the face* Jokes aside, I am more disturbed that she is going to jump… Maybe more scared we don’t know what she really is up to.
GOD! This is far more of a cliff hanger than page 15 BY FAR!
Even when she is sad, angry, or lifeless… she is just so beautiful. NO! Not sexy! But beautiful. I wonder if anyone has ever told her that.
Look-wise Lucy>Sandy.
But many probably disagree and I am guessing Mike is one of them. Which is why… **** I am going off topicish. I like how Lucy finally one day decided to get the courage to tell Mike how she felt about him… I wonder what would have happened if Mike had told her(when he had those feels). Maybe there would be less drama more happiness… a dog suffering from drama-withdrawal.

I am considering not coming back to BCB until all 30 pages are done and just read straight through… The tension and drama and cliffhanger(THE AGONY!) are killing me! Put I tried that with the Intermission right before this chapter… and it didn’t work out.

Is it impossible for you not to draw Lucy and show us her beauty. She is so beautiful, just so beautiful. Also, is Lucy roughly based on you(I don’t mean looks)? Oh can the next intermission be what would happen if Mike told Lucy about his feelings(I prefer the comic over intermission, but that is something I would like to see)?

That happens a lot of times, where she hasn’t hit someone for touching her. :/

Someone January 7, 2013, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #235973

Taeshi, Your awesome. Please let this continue into a Mad Lucy x 8-) arc though

Stridon95 January 7, 2013, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #235974

I could write a comment evaluating the situation like a psychiatrist would would analyze a patient, but I think I’m jsut gonna say that I LOVE Augustus’ coat! I want one :

Draxis January 7, 2013, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #235976

It’s like, hahaha, u mad bro? >:D

Melinda January 7, 2013, 3:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #235977

I knew Lucy wasn’t the jumping type. It’s probably a nice, quiet spot where she can relax and think about everything.

LH January 7, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #235979

Lumi: Thank you for getting me to imagine Lucy as a ninja in training meeting up with her first teammate and mistaking him for an enemy ;). She will hold a kunai to his neck and he won’t even flinch. Ninja Lucy: “why aren’t you scared?” Ninja Augustus: “Why should I be scared of a little girl with a toy.” Ninja Lucy: “That’s it Mad Lucy.” Also since Augustus has a whole extra year of ninja experience he will be a more experienced chunin against a less experienced genin. Don’t worry he is just going to make her angry and train with her a little :smirk:. Okay back to reality: Lucy might have been thinking about jumping but I don’t think that is what she is thinking about now :/ (hopefully she is thinking about something a little more positive).

Oh Augustus you just can’t help looking like your up to something even when your trying to save somebody. Augustus: “Why are you here?!” Lucy: “Why do yo need to know?”

supertails19 January 7, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #235981

@Coyote while he did not actually do anything, the fact that he manipulated her to that point is more then enough for him to cross the moral event horizon. think of it like this, daisy is STILL attached to him even after they stopped talking, even lucy is starting to go to him, even if all they do is fight. one must also remember that he is working with the mugger from “confrontations”. i do not see how anything good could come from his “helping”

A Fan January 7, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #235982

Bet she stood there just to get him to come up.

AbrahamBaconham January 7, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.

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youwishyouknewmyname January 7, 2013, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #235986


A Fan January 7, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #235989

I half expected to see this page be a full picture of Lucy falling from the school, arms outstretched. But that wouldn’t really leave this comic anywhere to go from there. Yeah we’d get a few chapters of a guilty Mike and an angry everyone else, but then the comic would have to die afterwards.

naAr January 7, 2013, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #235992

Lucy!!! Youre smiling!! Oh this is wonderful! There is still the fact, however, that youre perched on the edge of a building, but as i thought before, you were probably just up there to be meditative and dramatic. All the same, glad to see you so happy.

Purple Platypi January 7, 2013, 4:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #235993

I KNEW IT! I’m glad she’s at least bothering someone, it’s easily a step up from only being depressed.

not_used January 7, 2013, 4:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #235996

I’m with Augustus on this one; holy hell, Lucy D:

Chocothunda January 7, 2013, 5:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #235998

@A Fan: I still think that Augustus is not going to do whatever Alejandro(the mugger) says without having to deal with consequences for his actions. In my honest opinion I think Augustus is going to help Alejandro to a certain extent and then realize that he made a big mistake and try and fix it. Turning against Alejandro would a way to make up for his sins. This is all assuming that Alejandro’s evil plan happens and that Lucy Daisy and the others are put in danger because of Augustus’ actions(or inaction in some cases). This is all hypothetical fun and you can take part in it or ignore it. In any scenario gaining Lucy’s trust is key. Looks like Augustus might have accomplished phase one of Alejandro’s evil plot(assuming it exists anyway) today.

@Someone: Nikita can take a break from the drama if he wants. Nikita has been here a lot longer than I have and it doesn’t sound like he decided to rage quit. So my guess would be a little vacation time or something more important. No need to yell in any case -_-. Also, Aww that is so sweet of you calling her beautiful :).

Oh yeah Mike thinks that Lucy is a Looker(this is not a typo, seriously why would I say Booker?). http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p31.html “Pushing everyone else away because you think they are only nice to you for your looks. Well maybe you were right..” It was in the meanest way possible but at least he admitted he thinks Lucy looks good. I wonder what Sandy will say if she ever found out :D? So many stories so little time :love:.

supertails19 January 7, 2013, 5:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #236000

Feel so conflicted :question: I’m happy that Lucy wasn’t gonna jump, heck I knew she wasn’t the type to but sweet kittens! I thought my heart was gonna stop D:

Miss Taeshi you are a writing goddess :) I can’t wait for Wednesday :D :) :D :)

Silent Observer January 7, 2013, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #236004

Holy firetruckin’ Jesus!!! She’s real?!?! ( : O

Kate H. January 7, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #236007

I’m honestly not sure whether I like Augustus or not at this moment because the more upset Lucy appears, the angrier he seems to get with her which could indicate a ‘my life is worse so don’t complain about yours or act like your pain is worse than mine’ mindset. And I hate that mindset because it means that person tends to see every problem not as bad as their problems as minor, irrelevant, or not worth complaining about and get mad at people for it when sometimes people just need to complain to feel better.

But on the other side of the coin, he has given her good advice before and ran like hell to prevent her jumping off the building even if she wasn’t going to.

I’m very conflicted about Augustus.

I really like this page though, because it shows that depressed people can still have parts of their personality shine through their depression and that not all of them think of committing suicide. :)

Moogle January 7, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #236013

Typical… :I

Rusco Istar January 7, 2013, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #236015


Buddaboom January 7, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #236016

Nailed it!
I’d ask for a cookie but I have a whole box that no one else in my family will eat so…

Neospector January 7, 2013, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #236017

This page makes me think of US and Taeshi. We are like Augustus filled with rage when ever we are left without explaination or cliffhangers and such. Lucy seems to enjoy tormenting Augustus and leaving him to guess what is next, like Taeshi. You guys see the connection? Nice work Taeshi ;)

I was just curious as why didn’y he post that’s all 0.o
I know Mike I guess “likes” Lucy’s looks. We see it in his thoughts the very early chapters. I agree about his thoughts on her sleeping :) On a sadder note is Lucy’s looks like a temptation to him? By far she is the best looking character in BCB. If she isn’t a temptation. Does he like Sandy’s looks over Lucy? In “Starting Over” we are shown Mike has the hots for Sandy with only seeing her. I think he is man-***** but with his eyes and mind rather then words or actions. I wonder if Mike thinks Lucy thinks, Mike would have picked Lucy for her looks.

About her being Beautiful, well she is… you want me to lie? I do think she is beautiful. Actually very beautiful, I am not afraid to voice my opinion(lol clearly) she is! Like I said earlier someone needs to tell her that! Paulo refused to have sex with her … and has sex with two others(I think both have bigger boobs) Mike dates a model(They have somewhat large boobs, and Sandy’s are a little bigger… I think)? Paulo dates a girl(who I believe has a little bigger boobs). Augustus wants Daisy(who is very small chested… NO offense)! Even David doesn’t seem to care about her(And he always seems to want her… body)! Guys used to hit on her just for her looks, didn’t matter she hit them or not! And now no one does…(ok about the boobs it is purely to proof my point :/)
Seriously what kind of message does that send her? You know, it’s very easy for a girl to be tricked into thinking she is ugly. I know girls who are like that, and they are more secure about themselves than Lucy is. Mike bringing up her looks in “December” as the only reason anyone cares. Well no one cares about her… I guess she ugly… I just pieced this together. But I would explain and add to the reasons why she is so hurt.

Someone January 7, 2013, 6:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #236018

Lucy, toying with emotions and just being a bitchy drama queen as usual. Why does anyone like her? Characters or fans, why?

Donny January 7, 2013, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #236020

Clearly it has been awhile since you read this comic. She has gotten a lot been and is actually very nice and sweet. And that is why we(most of us and some characters)love/like her. I don’t know if you noticed but she is kind of you know? Depressed!

Why do I have the feeling your right… DO NOT LET AUGUSTUS! Not until she is back on the ground.

Someone January 7, 2013, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #236021

@supertails19 I was exagerating. I don’t want him to die. I just dislike him because he’s a bit of a pervert. I didn’t like the way he treated people. But it is a nice change to see him treating lucy in a good way. Haha to be honest, I’m more of a guy who doesn’t support any relations unless they are completely solid in the story. So to be honest, (since almost none of them seem as if they will be solid) I do not ship any of the X+Y things. I WOULD have supported LucyXMike, that is until Mike started disliking Lucy for a reason I don’t think she deserved. That and he threatened to try and take her friends away from her as well. Sure, you can swear to never be friends again, but make you a social outcast? Come on. That’s just evil.

Rylan January 7, 2013, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #236022

Well, I suppose the best place to be during the fireworks is somewhere where the other buildings won’t get in your way.

MOG January 7, 2013, 7:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #236024

Ohhhh, WTF?!

Redsilence January 7, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #236027

(smells comic) is that shipping

Whimsicott January 7, 2013, 8:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #236028

You know, when it really comes down to it…. They happen to be cats with a natural instinct to turn their bodies and land on their paws, so…. I wasn’t particularly worried about Lucy on the roof >^> (If that sounds jerkish and over-analytic, okay.)

HuskiEHuski January 7, 2013, 8:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #236030

HA! I knew it! 8-) I knew she wasn’t gonna jump. I mean— what would happen if she did? What would happen to all the others? To Paulo, who’s already confessing his undying love for her to Tess? To Mike, who still needs to get his sorry *** fixed? To Jessica, who still needs to seriously ‘fess up and admit her lovey-dovey feelings for Lucy (which I am absolutely waiting for, by the way)? To Augustus, who still needs to prove his worth at not being just a Daisy-raper? To Abbey, who’s supposed to be all gallant and ****? D:

Lexi January 7, 2013, 8:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #236031

Background color shift on the bottom right corner of the page makes it look like we’re transitioning from a dream, aside from what Lucy says in the last panel.

anon January 7, 2013, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #236032

I was in the same circunstances as Lucy (best friends, love drama, he’s with someone else, he just act as she was crap… yes, it hurts-.-, you don’t need to be a genius to notice it.)
So I know how she feels… she is absent of this world, thinking again and again what happened, how it ended, and the things he said. Yes, she is depressed, and she’s there thinking about… suicide? why? maybe her body or just a part of her wants it, but she’s not so stupid for doing it… but she doesn’t know what to do then. Inside she feels empty, without an idea to know what’s going to happen or where is her lifeway going, so she’s lost.

Hurted, lost and empty, yeah maybe without feelings, (for a while I felt like that, very neutral or just being a spectator of everything, feeling far from reality, like in a dream, a fantasy.) So… it has nonsense what she’s doing because she doesn’t know what to do …

She has to find her true friends, and keeping mind that life keeps moving forward. At least that helped me. Maybe Lucy is more strong than I am (no doubt about) and she has realized it. My best tip… let’s wait till Wednesday.

KittyKat94 January 7, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #236038

Wah, she was just going to supergirl off into the distance and go pew pew obviously.

I_Love_Lucy January 7, 2013, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #236039

See, I knew she wouldn’t do it! 8-D Lucy’s not the sort of girl to get going when things get rough. I’m in love with the second panel. Lucy is so pretty~! #^_^#

Jupi January 7, 2013, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #236040

Lucy is as cool as ever.

taNi January 7, 2013, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #236041

I dont understand where theres drama

I’d like to go sit on my roof because i know that no one would bother me because i they thought i was crazy or something and Aug has finally acheived the most fastest person in here.

EbonyKat January 7, 2013, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #236044

@supertails By ‘evil’ I mean so perfectly mind-boggling that it leaves you with a slight feeling of irritation that your expectations were stomped flat. And that’s a good thing ^^ Because, yes, it does make me want to read more - it’s an unusual turn of events, indicating that the author has an original take on this subject matter as opposed to the cookie-cutter “OMG I HAET MAH LIEF IMA GUNNA JUMP” “NUU I’LL SAVE U LIEK A BADASS N TELL U OFF N ****”. If I’m entirely honest, I was kinda waiting for something like that to happen XD. I HAVE to know what her new reasoning is for standing on that roof all alone.

PocketGodPygmy January 7, 2013, 10:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #236045

Well I thought was gona have a heart attack! I really hope her and paulo get together! Anyways sometimes its just easier to think when one isolates him or her self from others and sometimes its nice to just be alone too. Also the view on the edge maybe beautiful with all the snow and christmas/ holiday lights if there are any. Mayb it makes her feel some form of peace and calmness. Mayb even a little happy even in the not so happiest of times…

relieved lucy ddnt jump January 7, 2013, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #236046

One of the reasons why I love Augustus so much is because whenever the story focuses on him, the drama’s just kind of left back and the real problems are shown. Plus I still love him while being obsessed with another character, and that’s saying something.

On another note though, if Augustus x Lucy happens my life would be complete. I don’t mind if they break up later, if Lucy has Augustus as such a close person in times like these (although it would be just as good if they become great friends) then she’s going to learn a lot.

Not to mention more jealousy would ensue. xD Drama is nice, but love-related jealousy is all the more entertaining for me. The more haters it has in the comic the better it is, and although I do like Paulo, I would LOVE to see his reaction, perhaps even Mike’s…hehehe.

also Augustus’ face in the 4th panel is making me melt. cuuutiieeee fkdskfjksdf

Pirari January 7, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #236049

Dude like what? I would have gone all kinds of crazy just because of that!

timni January 7, 2013, 11:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #236055

@Rylan: I meant that Augustus is actually showing he cares for Lucy right now(you know cause he ran like hell to try and save her even if she didn’t need saving). He is here and that would mean a lot to anyone who thinks they are alone in the world. As for the “Mike Past, Augustus Present and Paulo Future” thing that I mentioned, it was supposed to stand for: Mike told Lucy he loved her in the past, Augustus just proved that he cares for Lucy by being there for her in the present and we all know that Paulo is planning to admit his feelings to Lucy in the future and it won’t be a daydream 8-D. It was supposed to be silly but I guess some people like being serious all the time. I’m sorry if I upset you though :(.

@Someone: I agree that Lucy is pretty and she needs somebody to tell her that but even if anybody did would she believe them? I would have trouble believing it as well. Also, I think I misunderstood your earlier post I assumed you were calling Taeshi beautiful because it was in the @Taeshi section, she is beautiful though… I don’t have any regrets for saying that because I said it in the friendliest way I could :).

Also Lucy should know she looks good by the way all the guys hit on her the problem is that she wants to have actual friends not people that have ulterior motives for hanging out with her. That is why she gets upset with anybody that tries to be anything more. What Paulo did in Ch 55 Back and Forth just stoked the fire. It is true that Paulo loves her but Lucy isn’t just going to say “I love you too” after all of that. If she did I would respond by laughing. I just wouldn’t have reason to believe it, unless something big happened along the way. Maybe him breaking up with a certain awesome friend might do it but I would not look forward to all the tears D:.

@Pirari: What I would love to see is everybody’s reaction to Lucy’s depressed state and how long it will be before they assume Augustus was the cause. Lucy would then have a choice to make: tell the truth and let Mike face the consequences, Let everybody think what they want which will end up with Augustus taking the blame or just blame everybody else for not caring while Augustus of all people acted like a true friend. Hmm this conversation would be interesting no matter what choice was made even an alternate one :x.

@PocketGodPygmy: I think it is safe to say that everybody that is reading this comic is curious about the next page. Yes Taeshi is that good :D.

@Anybody that wanted Lucy to jump: Check the Candybooru. It got posted like an hour ago and it is a cool edit even if I don’t like the message. Check it out anyway.

supertails19 January 8, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #236056

Well that was a horribly ****** cop-out.

butt January 8, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #236067

The facial expression seems vaguely evil on the last panel

paulosawesome January 8, 2013, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #236069

This has dream written all over it. Augustus is probaly dream worrying abought her

JustSomeCritic January 8, 2013, 1:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #236074

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c70/p17.html Lucy is now making me think twice about that smile. I’m wondering what could be going through her head? Oh she probably figured out that most of what Mike said was a lie. Hmm, maybe Lucy figured out something more complex :x.

Well at least we don’t have to worry about her walking over the edge, but just to be careful hold her hand Augustus it would be very gentleman-like for you to walk her down the stairs(after Lucy shows you the romantic view of course). Also, I can just imagine the fireworks going off for these 2(umm, actual fireworks it is new years after all). Well good night.

supertails19 January 8, 2013, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #236077

I’m an idiot. She’s not ignoring what he’s saying. He’s talking into her deaf ear. I can’t believe that took me so long to realize.

@A_Fan: We simply disagree on where the moral event horizon is. He was trying to convince her, not coerce her. He’s more than a bit maladjusted and went about it in entirely the wrong fashion, I admit, but I think he skirted ‘unforgivable’ by at least a whisker and at most an Abbey’s arm length. :smirk:

Coyote January 8, 2013, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #236079

maybe she just wants to watch the fireworks

CatEyes January 8, 2013, 3:08 AM EST.

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Kokainum January 8, 2013, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #236107

@cayote damn, must have been tired when i wrote that.. must have been caught up in the moment.. either way was teying to say he is almost past the moral event horizon, and have yet to see him try and work his way out.

A_Fan January 8, 2013, 5:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #236126

Kyaaa~~ My feelings~~ >////

Yu January 8, 2013, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #236128

I’ll admit I dident think lucy was going to jump but was she thinking about it yes I think that was running through her head possibly.

Blue fox January 8, 2013, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #236129

Blastion: mikexlucy forever!!!
ShadowChris: pauloxlucy forever!!!
Me: agustusxlucy…

I do believe I win.

(I know these two in irl, btw.)

Pointsettia January 8, 2013, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #236130

I like how Augustus is gray shaded. I mean, yes, all characters are different shaded depending on the colour of their fur but both Lucy and Augustus have white fur, but while Lucy is shaded blue Aug is shaded gray and is just black and white all-over. It makes hi look out of place, but in a good way, like his lack of color supossed to be symbolic or something.

I’m probably reading too much into it XD

Twinkel13 January 8, 2013, 11:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #236140

She’s not gonna swan dive to the pavement?

Pyre_of_Onyx January 8, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #236141

The few links posted here reminded me why i want to stick a stick up mikes ***. So he has a reason to act like he has a stick up his *** around her. :x :/

Sahchan January 8, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #236145

Taeshi has us all in the palm of her hand.

Ahglas January 8, 2013, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #236146


Oh mommy?! even tho i left Lucy upstairs to drown from all the **** i just said to her, Sandy called me after me and Lucy got done having so much fun playing video games, She says shes coming
HERE! to do a show, And i got tickets!!! so can we plz go?!
I’m so happy right now i can die! shes coming here, HERE! who the **** cares about Lucy now cause my 5 yrs only in contact of a girlfriend is coming here! I’m so happy. The girl upstairs who i just broken to pieces myself don’t mean enough to me even tho shes been here in my life like forever haha! Don’t like clingy girls who have made issues to themselves cause i played them as my 2nd every time my girlfriend just pops of the radar. I mean its not my fault if i go to her i just don’t like that shes goes to me. Game don’t work that way. I go to Lucy, She can’t go to me. :D!

Sahchan January 8, 2013, 2:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #236156

Hey Vero, have you read the Happiness Hypothesis by Johnathan Haidt? If you haven’t then I think you should because it has a lot of good things to inculcate. :3

Unknown January 8, 2013, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #236169

I have been waiting for this kind of scene like about when mike hurted lucy

Isacattella January 8, 2013, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #236170

It always feels awkward to see Lucy smile.

Purin January 8, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #236172

What you said made me laugh then cry. What sick twisted person goes “Nobody could love you for who you are.” then MOMS HOME! :) Seriously what kind of person is like that? That just makes me sick… I hate talking about Mike, just the thought of him makes me sick to my stomach.

I think we all feel that way…

Your comment about her deaf ear, it all makes sense now!

Someone January 8, 2013, 4:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #236181

@Someone: At least Mike isn’t like that to everybody just Lucy. It sucks though the one person Lucy needed and trusted more than anything in the world told her how bad of a friend she was and told her that he hated her and no one else would love her. The last person that acted like that near me ended up regretting it :|. At least I sent him a “get well soon” card 8-). Don’t be scared of me though I was in a bad place at the time and I hated being backed into a corner. It won’t happen again. Well at least I hope not :unsure:. Anyways back to the cats: Lucy can hear Augustus talking if she focuses and pay attention to him. Augustus made sure to grab her attention so I think she can hear him she just decided to continue her train of thought first: “Thought I was gonna jump?” (Well) “I wasn’t.” I could be wrong though and Lucy could be saying that she wasn’t here(which would make me worry about her sanity and that is saying something D:).

There are only 3 reasons why I don’t absolutely hate Mike: 1)Mike decided to be a hero and save Lucy’s life back in Acapulco only to find out he had already been replaced while everybody thought he was dead(that is how the dummy saw it okay if I didn’t know better I would be upset too :(). 2)Mike shows glimpses of remorse occasionally and it makes me think he might apologize eventually(whether it is going to be forced or sincere is still up to debate, i’m hoping for sincere but I won’t hold my breath :/). and 3)if the whole Alejandro’s Revenge scenario actually does happen like I think it will Mike and Lucy will need to somehow put aside their differences to protect the ones they love :). If Mike and Lucy have a common enemy and they decide to work together then anything is possible 8-D. Even taking down an evil organization that has been spying on them and gathering information on their strengths and weaknesses ;).

supertails19 January 8, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #236201

At the end of “Just Beautiful”I thought soon we are going to see an apology from Mike. But that fact is has been about a month since that happened. Ok maybe if was walking around with his head down thinking, like Paulo, I might have some respect. Little but at least some. But that fact he parades around all happy and care free makes me think unless he is pinned down or Sandy makes him… Oh that is what I am looking for to.

Sandy: Hi did you talk to Lucy like I asked you to <3?
Mike: ummmm
Sandy: you didn’t did you.
Mike: Sandy, I!
Sandy: She sounded sincere and like she was sorry.
Mike: But, but!
Sandy: Mike(his pet name sickens me) you should have talk to her without me telling you to.
Mike: Ok, I will.
Sandy: You had better!(finally the non-angel side of Sandy)
Mike: Whoa! Where hell did that come from!
Sandy: Excuse me?
Mike: Don’t talk to me like that!
Sandy: Like what?(startled by seeing the real Mike)
Mike: Like your some high and mighty bitch, who tells me what to do.
Sandy: Mike!(pet name Furious Abbey)Stop didn’t mean to upset you I just wanted to make sure you actually talk to Lucy.
Sandy: Please stop, Mike(pet name :/)I love you and only want to help(sounding scared).
Mike: God you sound just like Lucy!
I have two predicts for what after this:
He either realizes that Lucy actually does love and care about him.


He dumps Sandy after doing his famous I hate you speech(expect to Sandy)

Forever alone Mike? Only then is justice is served!

Someone January 8, 2013, 10:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #236213

@Someone: Yeah, that is why Mike’s relationship with Sandy is going to last as long as his meetings with her stay short and sweet. If they stay close to each other for to long it will get bitter like Mike’s friendship with Lucy. Bittersweet Candy Bowl: where Mike is bitter to one girl and sweet to the other. In other words Mike’s relationships will always be bittersweet… unless he learns to control himself better(sometime in the near future before the Forever alone Mike happens).

Also, what possible reason would he have to do the “I hate you” speech to Sandy? Mike is too blinded by his love of Sandy to notice the world around him. If Mike said he hated Sandy(his “perfect angel”) for any reason at all I would respond with “that is a lie and we both know it Michael. Try being honest to Sandy, she is being honest with you isn’t she?” Actually I think if Mike found out she was cheating then he would have reason to be upset. O.o especially if it was with a random stranger(seriously that would hurt more than if Sandy told him that he was evil for what he did to Lucy… and that she didn’t want to see him again) Luckily neither scenarios are going to happen… anytime soon ;).

supertails19 January 8, 2013, 11:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #236259

@supertails19 It’s ok! I just misunderstood a bit. I’m glad you explained! On the note of PAULO though… *shudders* I reallllly hope that Lucy turns down Paulo… All he’s REALLY gonna want is sex, and we all kinda know it. If he GENUINELY loves her, then he’ll be able to say, “Ok I can wait,” for Lucy.
If (or when) Lucy turns Paulo down, I do at least she does it GENTLY, because Paulo may be a bit of a scumbag, but… He’s still decent enough to defend his friends when they need it.

Rylan January 9, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #236453

So she’s just doing it for the attention?

SteelWings January 12, 2013, 2:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #236468

I love the way Lucy looks now.. She doesn’t look so kiddy-ish but more in a sense of “I’ve grown up now!”
Idk she just looks different..but I like it. :)

Love how the comic has been going so far!!

Killina January 12, 2013, 11:29 PM EST.

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