73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 1/25/13

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Ten Seconds to Midnight — Page 24
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Author commentary

Veronica: see jasmine kind of had it in her mind that she and paulo could maybe hook up again in future when she’s more ready for it, BUT HEY I GUESS NOT. She’s not really breaking up with him because she doesn’t like him, quite the opposite in fact.

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Comment ID #237317

S-she gets it? IMPOSSIBRU!
Is he really going to tell her how he feels though? For some reason, I think he might not, seeing as she may never show up. I mean, there are only six pages left and Lucy still has to get over her existential crisis, get off the rooftop, have her inevitable discussion with Augustus and make her way to the party. All this has to be done in six pages in order for her to get there before it becomes midnight. Paulo will obviously be waiting that whole time and, after he waits for a long period, he will begin to suspect something. He will then run the options through his head and settle on one possibility, Mike.
Paulo will then likely confront Mike and they will start yelling at each other. If Lucy ever shows up, it will probably be during this, at which point she will see Paulo and Mike fighting. When she sees this, she will go over and yell at Paulo, since she is still oddly protective of Mike.
If this all happens, though it is purely speculation, Paulo will never get a chance to confess to Lucy. Still though, it is just speculation.
In summary, I’m still certain that this whole thing will end is a huge fight, effectively ruining the party. Not sure quite how it will happen, but sure that it will.

Nikita January 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237318

Wow, Jasmine handled this situation like an adult. She is being completely understand and calm about the situation even though this probably hurts her more than that fight they had. I hope Jasmine can find the guy that can give her the love she deserves :).

supertails19 January 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237319

Well shiz. So much for that.

Oh hey Paulo, you better go tell her how you feel before she becomes a permanent stain on the pavement.

Naaaaaaahhhhhhhhh I’m just kidding we all know that won’t happen…. because taeshi is SO WELL KNOWN for being PREDICTABLE.

Y’all have fun. :)

Tom-the-Foxey January 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237320

I can’t help but feel bad for her.

hopefully she doesn’t hold this into a grudge.

SXR123 January 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237321

I swear to god Paulo you made her put on that face.

I will end you.

Ace January 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237322


Red_Fezz January 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237323

Jasmine is amazing. I hope she can say she hopes for the best for Paulo, and they can still be partners in crime together.

Jinx. January 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237324

Who is it?!?!?

Shadow January 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237325

Nailed it.

Anon January 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237326

Morbid drama, welcome back

Cill-out January 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237327

Seriously Paulo?! Way to make everything awks!

AniJay January 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237328

I amazed that Jazmine was able to make good deductions like that right away. I don’t know if I should be impressed or a bit afraid by that.

Nimbus26 January 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237329

God damn it, Jazz looks so heartbroken knowing that Paulo doesn’t… Gah, I don’t know what to say. I feel really sad now.

The Real Lee January 25, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237330

And then she cried and cried. I like how she didn’t even consider the possibility that he liked someone else.

Flavio January 25, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237331

Not that big of a cliff-hanger this friday? whatttt

Kris January 25, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237332

Panel 1: The image of a soul shattered.

Oh well, Paulo will get what he deserves when he finds a fresh new heartbreak with Lucy, whatever her inevitable bad decision was this time.

Zorak January 25, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237333

Wow. I can tell it hit her hard since you can tell she really likes Paulo and like Taeshi said, she might have wanted to hook up with him again. Still I’m surprised and impressed she’s taking it so well. Jasmine is a really strong girl.

Blaze33405 January 25, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237334

*sigh* And thus sinks my favorite ship. Champagne and heartbreak all around!!!

._. ;_; ._.

Frodomann1 January 25, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #237335

Jeez, Jazz… The look on your face says it all. :( *hugs* I’m so sorry.

He wouldn’t have been good for her, anyway. Not only was Paulo not really honest from the start, but from things said on the Ask Roseville tumblr, seems as if they had clashing values too. With or without a Lucy he would’ve hurt her anyway.

Skygaze January 25, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237336

No more Paulo x Jasmine ;_; ;_;
All the best in your future endeavor dear Jasmine ;)
Hopefully we’ll still be able to see you in the comic from time to time :O

Shine January 25, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #237337

Jasmine needs a love triangle…

She needs to start liking MIke, Abbey, Augustus or someone else…

Anon January 25, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #237338

And now we wait until Monday T.T Anyways, wonderful job, as always Taeshi! Way to keep us on our toes :D

Gabria93 January 25, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #237339

Awwww, poor Jazzy :(
She seems to be handling it FAIRLY well so far… guess we will see in the future

Order_66 January 25, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #237340

What’s going through her mind, shock, confused, heartbroken, sadness,come, exceptence

lov/hate/hurt January 25, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #237341

I just hope Jasmine doesn’t try to distance herself from Paulo after tonight because of his honesty. Even though dating didn’t end well they could be best buds, right?

KitKatMuffin January 25, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #237342

Poor Jazzy. That shared laugh is going to feel awful in retrospect.

I hope this isn’t Paulo idealizing Lucy by her absence, only to have a ‘oh ****’ moment later on when reality doesn’t square with his expectations. It took relatively nothing for David to make him think he loved Daisy, after all. While Paulo has always had feelings for Lucy, people do change, and he might not have realized it in himself because he’s too busy being a romantic.

Hazel January 25, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #237343

@ Supertails
Enter David. 8-D

Nikita January 25, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #237344

Jas x Augustus.

Mhm. January 25, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237345

They never really dated in the first place. They rarely saw one another. It wouldn’t really work if he started dating someone else and was still, ‘best buds’ with her either. That’d only be problematic and would hurt both the girl he dates as well as Jasmine and make it awkward for him. After he broke it off with Tess and started dating Jasmine, he didn’t actively hang around Tess as much. It’s common sense not to be buddy-buddy with your ex. Friends is one thing, but being best friends would have too many mixed feelings for everyone involved.

Flavio January 25, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237346

Love the subtle expressions in the art and writing - Jasmine going from shocked to pained and then sort of getting over it but with the hint of sadness still present

I’m glad she’s being mature about it, also nice to see her immediate thoughts after the usual questions, is checking if Paulo is actually going to put the wheels in motion. Though it’s sad all the same, I hope they can at least be good friends.

jennytablina January 25, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #237347

See guys! Jazz is awesome.

Demetrois January 25, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #237348

Poor Jasmine. ._. she looks so sad at first.

Mayamayagirl January 25, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237349

Oh my freaking- that face, that heart-rending face! After years of crazy dramatic drama, it’s that one face in the first panel dealing with a fairly quiet breakup scene that finally gets me. Jasmine why ;~;

Marvelous TK January 25, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #237350

oh no my kokoro is brokoro

synthyK January 25, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #237351

He should’ve at least went on a little more about how he never wanted to hurt her and that he feels awful. Because we know it’s not like he dropped her like a hat, the poor guy’s just caught up with too much feels. Go on, Paulo, give her one last hug and make it count. That poor girl’s gonna be shedding some tears tonight.
EDIT: Also, why isn’t Paulo saying that it’s Lucy? I think it would make the situations he’s been in tonight a little better if Tess and Jazz knew that this “other girl” is one that he’s known and cared for since elementary school, as opposed to some random chick he just met a little while ago.

honeybee January 25, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #237352

So, she broke up with him because she likes him ;_; . It kinda reminds me of Paulo’s situation with Tess, except that unlike Jazmine, she wasn’t really picturing/hoping to be hooking up with Paulo again in the future. Poor Jazzy, but props to her for trying to stay strong, and for willing to stay and listen. Even if it won’t be a smooth discussion, and with the high possibility of her crying when he leaves.

Subaru January 25, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #237353

From comments on previous pages.
What joke???

About Paulo and Mike. Paulo didn’t even know Mike got a blue scarf!
Look at how he reacts to Mike when: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c47.9/ p14.html
He is quite oblivious to the damage Mike did in “December”; as his scarf wearing friend. If they aren’t. They are doing a very good job of convincing me otherwise.

What was hoping to accomplish? What does it show? I am not talking about Paulo missing and hitting her! :/ I am talking about her stepping if in front of Mike to take the punch that is for him. What does that show Mike?!? That is what I am after! What it would show Mike! I am not aiming to kick her while she is down. I want Mike to see what we all see!

Forgive me. I am a HARD MIKEXLUCY SHIPPER, it probably explains my weird and rash comments, and I will drown and go down in flames with it IF I HAVE TO! O.o

There is a mind bender:
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c47.9/ p14.html
Did she just hear out of her left ear?

Someone January 25, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #237354

*reads author note*

Well, I could have told you that. At least the part about breaking up with them not having to do with disliking him. I feel bad for her. But realistically, that was a rather naive thing to hope for anyway.

She’d have no idea if after the break up, Paulo wouldn’t have found these feelings later and all.

DiDi January 25, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #237355

I love Jazzy all the more, because it looks like she’s not going to resent Paulo. She actually comes off to me like she’s going to support him, or at least stay friends with him. She is really mature for her age, and I think that’s why I’ve come to like her so much

MissShellGiraffe January 25, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #237356

Well that’s moderately depressing.

Yxela007 January 25, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #237357


Can you leave the progress of the story in the hands of Veronica, since she knows what’s going to happen? Plus, it doesn’t need to be in one chapter all together.
Just saying.

@Someone ,
Didn’t Lucy also hear with her left ear, when she was on the roof and Augustus grabbed her hand?

Waldo January 25, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #237358

“And after all that we’ve been through, I know we’re cool”??? :question:

tis a darn shame, these two.

just hope Paulo actually makes it in time to tell Lucy his feelings before she is seduced by our cape-donning friend…

foreveryoung5 January 25, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #237359

@ Waldo
Seeing as the chapter (and probably the few after it) is already made, I feel that the story making has already gone through her hands. Also, the speculation is for the chapter, and the one after it if it’s during the same night.
I’m sure it will happen eventually, just not during this night/chapter(s).

@ Waldo/Someone
Imagine dropping a bowling ball into water. Though the water initially only touches the bottom, it will eventually envelope the entire ball as it goes deeper into the water. This is how sound works, except that the water is moving, rather than the ball. As a result, I don’t understand how she ever has that big of a problem with hearing.

Nikita January 25, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #237360

This is why I usually don’t get up to date! Cliff hangers like this one. Why, Taeshi, why?

Sirdan January 25, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #237361

@Nikita: It would not surprise me if Paulo had a talk with David in the last 6 pages of this chapter. Also, You forgot to mention the part where Lucy doesn’t show up to the party at all. I don’t really think Augustus is going to bring Lucy over to a party. I suspect something a lot more surprising to happen. Like Mike confessing to everybody about what he did all on his own. Now that would definitely surprise me(probably because he has no reason to do something like that… yet :smirk:). Oh yes one more thing: this is TOTALLY a David chapter and David is going to ask Jasmine for a dance and then slow music will play(Amaya will be glad she is getting replaced as David’s dancing partner 8-D).

@Flavio: Since juggling multiple girls didn’t work so well for Paulo last time. I’m going to say he made the right decision.

@Mhm: B-but Augustus likes Daisy ;_;.

supertails19 January 25, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #237364

@ Supertails
While Taeshi has a knack for surprising us, it always makes sense. Since Mike doesn’t really feel sorry for Lucy, but rather, he is doing something for Sandy, I don’t think he feels a huge obligation to do this, especially in front of people.

Nikita January 25, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #237365

Jazz has a keen sense of intuition and that’s a complement to her maturity that shines like a beacon in the emotional mess most of the other characters are.
She already had a feeling Paulo wasn’t really into her, brought up the subject of breaking up first, and knew Paulo was digging another girl. She also handles it like a pro and Paulo just fumbles all over the place. We get it Paulo, she’s a girl and you think that makes her some sensitive little flower, but you’re seriously acting more girly than she is right now.
Also, if this was Lucy dealing with a breakup, she’d be kicking and screaming all over the place or trying to jump off another building, and if it was Mike he’d just cry or act like an indifferent dumb@##.
I didn’t know about Jazz at first, but she’s one of the few characters that has my profound respect, along with Sue, and maybe Abby.
Paulo better tell Lucy how he feels, because going to the bathroom every time he thinks about her and get’s hot in the face isn’t going to solve it.

Blank On Purpose January 25, 2013, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #237366

@Someone, @Nikita, and @Waldo: Lucy can hear when somebody is talking to her from her left side if she focuses. If you try talking to her when she is not paying attention to you(like Rachel did in Starting Over). Then is probably not going to listen to a single word you say :x.

@Nikita: (probably because he has no reason to do something like that… yet :smirk:) < Anything can happen 8-).

supertails19 January 25, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #237368

She will get another chance if she doesnt get killed off i can basically gurentee it

DinR January 25, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #237369

inb4 in a future page we will see jazz alone, crying like the broken soul she is now…

Palpetinus January 25, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #237370

Awww her face is panel three :(

Leo-Inu January 25, 2013, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #237371


HybridOtho January 25, 2013, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237372

Well, at least Paulo and Lucy will be together, which will make fans happy. Oh no, wait they won’t, since we have some plot, and some time left.

Commander_Zero January 25, 2013, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237373

And yet another instance where sharing would fix all the stories conflicts. :nope:

paulosawesome January 25, 2013, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #237374

Dangit she is so understanding! Y u gotta let her go!!… Then again, it was bound to happen anyways… :c

Randompyro January 25, 2013, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #237375

Jasmine, you lost (the game(, the love game)).

Rusco Istar January 25, 2013, 2:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #237376

I don’t know why so many people are bagging out Paulo, he’s doing the right thing and Jasmine was breaking up with him anyway. I actually think it’s more selfish for her to think that he might wait for her until she feels ready to give it another go instead of moving on

Fwoodle January 25, 2013, 3:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237377

Now he will go and confess to Rachel!

Dorten January 25, 2013, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #237378

A powerful page, this one. I think it’s unique to BCB - not the drama, it’s dripping with Drama, it’s that this is the first time a character’s innocence was shattered when they truly had no god forsaken idea what was really going on. Even with the stuff with Daisy and Lucy, they’d had some hints or doubts, but Jazz? Never doubted Paulo once, even when he skipped school and showed up carting Lucy alone on his back.

Guessing January 25, 2013, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #237379

Poor Jazmine, but at least it could of gone a lot worse. She’s still handling this much better then any of the other female cast members would of, saying no names *cough*Daisy&Lucy*cough*

Death of Ink January 25, 2013, 4:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237380

I think it would be lucy or daisy… :O

I cant wait for monday!!

Lucy Mad Lucy
Daisy ;_;

Alexia January 25, 2013, 4:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #237381

Of course he did, Jasmine.

Knux-the-Killer January 25, 2013, 5:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #237382

I wish I felt more sorry for Jasmine, but as they say “C’est la vie”.
There are more cats in the cat-sea. She’s young. She’ll get over it.

Well, now that I think about it I guess this means I was wrong — she didn’t notice he liked someone else. And I guess this also means I was wrong about her being brighter than the other girls in this comic. I thought for sure she’d notice he still had a thing for Lucy.

But her reason for breaking-up with him also shows a clear lack of experience. You can’t break-up with someone with the thought that “we’ll hook-up in the future”, especially not in High School… and especially not with someone like Paulo. Even if he didn’t already like Lucy, I don’t think he’d be the type to just sit down and wait like a well trained puppy-dog.

Anyways, now that this is wrapped-up we can hopefully go back to those who really matter: Lucy and Augustus. Right? RIGHT!?

Lime Cake January 25, 2013, 5:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #237383

nikita ” IMPOSSIBRU!” ? sounds like yougscast XD

gellyo January 25, 2013, 5:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #237384

Wow. That was so mature. I wish everyone could handle things this way. (I can’t, but I can try.)
@Lime Cake
That is completely right. High school is like a giant, face-paced yellow bus. As you fly through the fast lane, some people will get off, new people will get on, certain people will break the windows, and others will attempt to fix the rips in the seats.
And plus, you know, it’s PAULO we’re talking about here.
Lucy. It should be Lucy.
Wow, you are deep. But I agree. She never once doubted him. Maybe she DID kinda see, but chose to brush it off, simply in a, “No way, I’m just paranoid.” type of fashion. Either way, though, it is a great page.

Kryph January 25, 2013, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #237385

(Sorry about that previous thing.)
I agree with you mostly. I was just dropping in to say that in case of a break up, Lucy would probably shut down, not kick and scream, especially if she depended on them as much as or more than she did Mike. And speaking of Mike, he’d probably cry as much as the next girl. ;_; ._.
Well, if people are inquisitive enough, he may just spill his guts. He may even want to, eventually. :unsure:
I think that Paulo and Lucy will do fine, since it seems that there is a good bit of caring for the other coming from both sides, if that makes sense.
Probably, she heard him because he was screaming.
I hope he does, I really do. (Although I don’t mind the AugustusXLucy ship.) 8-)

WELL, OKAY!!!!!!!!! Thanks for your time, I had fun reading through your comments! If I sound curt, I apologize, it really is the way I speak and type. One more thing though. :)

MORE DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some comedic relief is needed, I’m having a drama overload. Furious Abbey

Kryph January 25, 2013, 6:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #237386


Do you remember? The turn of events who united Paulo and Jasmine begin with David.

Sorry for my poor English, it’s not my first language.

ArcaneDarkness January 25, 2013, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #237388

First panel shows the birth of ‘Yandere Jasmine’ :O
Jasmine’s been an awesome character ever since her appearance, I can’t wait to see what happens with her after this.

Foxy Silver January 25, 2013, 7:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #237389

Right after that other thing I gotta do…………………. for about a month……..

Huh? January 25, 2013, 8:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #237390

that look on the first panel made my heart hurt…damn you paulo

arekksuotaku January 25, 2013, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #237391

David showing up… Saying AWKWARD

Stickman18 January 25, 2013, 9:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #237392

I expected this would happen on this page. Now whats left is to finish the break up talk and proceed with what the future holds. The talk may or may not quickly wrap up next page so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Keyblade Dragon January 25, 2013, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #237393

Oh hay look, that’s exactly what happened to me (was in Paulo’s position)

It sucks almost as much for him as it does for her, speaking form experience.

Antonie January 25, 2013, 10:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #237394


She seems so sad but isn’t showing it. That face on the first panel is such a strong mix of fear, sadness, and a bit of betrayal. She first asks if there was anything to be sure she wasn’t fully betrayed. How will she be able to trust anymore guys after being with Paulo who seemed like a really good guy from the beginning but it turns out he never loved her that way to begin with…. Poor Jaz =/ PAULOOOOO.

chickencow January 25, 2013, 10:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #237395

idiot’s giving up the girl he works best with.

Rylan January 25, 2013, 11:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #237396


You can’t have a clean breakup, Paulo. Suffer!

Dr.Z January 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237397

Oh god, that first panel.
I feel so bad for Jazzy.
Now I feel bad about supporting PauloxLucy. I want those two back together :’(

Kindle Kat January 25, 2013, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #237398

Man i just really hope that Jazzy dosent become another one of those terribly minor characters.. :(

That guy.. January 25, 2013, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #237399

Despite her understanding, I feel really bad for Jasmine :(

Chocothunda January 25, 2013, 12:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #237400

Now I’m up to date and, maan, what a way of getting up to date. I started reading this amazing webcomic yestreday, and it’s been an emotional rollercoaster.

I don’t think it’s wrong to be mad at Paulo considering his actions, but I certainly belive that he’s being quite strong and mature about the topic. Any other scumbag would just cheat on his girl.

I think I see a little of my high school self on Paulo, so I can’t blame him for everything he’ve done this far.

This comic is an amazing piece of work, congratulations you must be really proud.

templarTyrant January 25, 2013, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #237401

@DinR: Do you really think Jasmine is going to have a chance with Paulo again? Hmm, maybe if Paulo gets rejected by Lucy and he is then seen by Jasmine(she will see an opportunity and she will take it :O 8-)).

@paulosawesome: “Sharing” might make things more complicated in the long run. So no :nope:. It would solve some problems but create so many more.

@Alexia: I doubt Paulo is going to go after Daisy unless he wants to fight Abbey and see Daisy cry :nope:(Nope to the last one, at least).
@Guessing: You’re right, Jasmine was too innocent to believe that Paulo would do something like this to her.
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c65/p21.html Missing school, giving Lucy a piggy back ride, and geting caught by Jasmine (she still doesn’t suspect a thing :x)
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c70/p9.html Being distracted when he hangs out with Jasmine, thinking that “ribbons” go great on a snowman, and being somewhat awkward in general are all examples of how Jasmine saw Paulo faltering but just brushed them away. Jasmine was just too kindhearted.

Well anyways, Paulo has been with girls that have more experience, he has tried “younger” and now he is going to try for somebody in his year. How much heartbreak is that boy going to create and suffer through? Whoever he chooses(Daisy or Lucy) somebody is just going to end up being hurt :(.

supertails19 January 25, 2013, 12:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #237402

It’s kinda sad to see those two break up, I just hope it isn’t bitchface (lucy) he’s going after again.

Otter guy January 25, 2013, 12:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #237403

Game over, jasmine

Zany January 25, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #237404

Jasmine really is awesome, it’s such a shame she is being hurt like this. You can tell she was hoping that they were going to get back together again when she had more time. All the signs were there but she probably didn’t notice because she thinks so highly of Paulo. Paulo has been very good to her and sweet but his mind has been focused elsewhere.

It’s really good to see Paulo acting maturely too. If he were more like his older self he would probably have just dated another girl without even bothering to tell Jasmine. I think some of Jasmine’s mature behavior and sweetness rubbed off on him and helped bring out that side of him more.

I don’t think Lucy will be joining this party, but if she does she will probably just say whatever her mom told her that made her go onto the top of that building. Once she finishes her announcement, which will most likely just be her saying it in a normal tone, she will leave and everyone will be dumbfounded and just in too much shock to do anything. Just speculation on that last bit though.

GracefulSerenity January 25, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #237405

Waht are you doing.

Sambo January 25, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #237406

Every girl he has gone out with so far (Rach/Jess Don’t count) is being super chill about this and encouraging him. This build up only means one thing, he gonna get shot down.

Anon-Anon January 25, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #237407

poor jazz, paulo really needs a slap, at least he’s been sincere … waiting for lucy to appear :D

Knight-A January 25, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #237408

…Just a thing.

If this were april fools I would’ve said it was Mike…or even funnier, Abbey.

Glandor January 25, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #237409

It always drives me nuts when I have to wait that extra day for a webcomic because weekends are three days long instead of two. XD Still, glad this comic updates three times a week instead of just once or twice, and I’m glad to see Jazz is at least OKAY with Paulo’s reasoning. However, if I were him, I probably would have said that I wanted to break up for the same reason: time. That way at least there was a possibility that I could say I didn’t know she still wanted me if she found out about the other girl later on, and I could also make it sound like that other girl was the lesser reason if she mentioned she wanted to get back together later on. I’m an unintentionally devious thinker like that. ;)

EDIT: Oh wow and it just happens to be the devious thinker that replaces the normal “wink” emoticon. XD

I'll Eat Yourself January 25, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

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Gea January 25, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #237411

I love your predictions. That is a good one. Lucy still loves Mike… or are as far as we know she still does. Glad to know I am not alone in thinking Mike doesn’t care about or plan on apologizing to Lucy.
Maybe my prediction of the massive drama bomb going off on page 30 isn’t unreal.

IF Lucy rejects Paulo, I don’t think he will take it bad(don’t know what word goes here I guess bad). I will understand she is or has been hurt. I think he is mature enough to understand she needs some time and some space.
Did you read my explanation(in my previous comment) as to why I want that to happen?

@Everyone Wondering Daisy or Lucy?
Daisy is already there(1) and so how can you be there not but not there?(2). We know its not Jasmine just scroll all the way up to the page.

O.o calm the heck down..

Scene change on Monday? :) Why I am starting to doubt that Lucy even cares about Mike anymore?

Someone January 25, 2013, 2:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #237412

@Anon-Anon: I’m glad somebody else noticed. Paulo is in for some bad news especially when he sees Lucy talking to Augustus o_o. It won’t be for the reasons he thinks though.

As much as I want Lucy to say “I love you too Paulo” I… I just don’t see it happening yet. It it too soon for Lucy to get into a relationship, the girl had her heart broken 3 weeks ago, and Paulo seems to think telling Lucy how he feels will suddenly make things all better :/. I’ll believe it when i’m feeling optimistic again(later on).

@Otter Guy: No he is going to have a chat with mike first and then go ask Sue on a date :/. Amaya will then get all jealous and write a note that says “will you go out with me?” to McCain. He will start saying how illogical he thinks that would be but Amaya would stop him with a kiss. Then David would come along and say “What did I miss?” Mike would say he is shaking things up with Sue. Ask McCain what it means after he is done making out with Amaya. And to make @Nikita happy David then gets a surprise hug from Jasmine and she asks him if he wants to go see a movie with her. THE END. Well not really but here you go 8-D.

@Gea: Wait until you see what Lucy says to Paulo when they see each other again. Sorry :(.

supertails19 January 25, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #237413

While I’m very happy that everyone’s being real with each other the first three panels kill me cuz jasmine ._.

Giodude January 25, 2013, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #237418

Could have been worse. She could have asked Paulo what his reasons were, instead of Jazzy just guessing it right. There could have been an awkward silence while he figured out how to put it.. Still awkward, though.

And Jazzy is still awesome.

Justmyopinion January 25, 2013, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #237423

It’s official. I love Jazz. Never realized how great she was till now.

LXS January 25, 2013, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #237425

:O thats kinda funny that thats her icon…

GrayFox January 25, 2013, 4:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #237426

Well Jazz, did you expect him to wait until you were done with all your **** just for hooking up with you for real?

You MIGHT have had a shot if you weren’t so pre-occupied in the first place.

Also I’d like to file a bug.
Posted image
It claims it isn’t a valid answer

Norström January 25, 2013, 4:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #237429

So she’s breaking up with him so he can be happy

ThaiGer January 25, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #237430

Is it bad to say I don’t feel bad for Jazz :smirk: I never liked jazzxpaulo anyway :P

Midstrike January 25, 2013, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #237431

Wait……didnt paulo already confess his love to lucy?

foolishprototype001 January 25, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #237432

It honestly kills me to see Jazzie’s face in the first panel because, yo: Been there, done that and it ALWAYS hurts no matter whether you like them or not. And she obviously still does.
What a way to end your first relationship. :(
I’ve been in Jasmine’s position recently except he wasn’t intending on breaking it off, either. Even if she’s a 2D character on a screen, it still makes me want to hug her better. ._.

J January 25, 2013, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #237433

That a boy…stay true to yourself :). It’s always good to tell the truth no matter how it hurts. If that is how you feel..then that’s that.

Iris January 25, 2013, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #237435

I want more David though. And your English is fine.

Kryph January 25, 2013, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #237436

Honestly, this actually makes me really happy. The reason being that, Paulo is maturing. He is maturing a LOT. I mean compare him to the Paulo from the beginning of the comic. He is no longer that cheeky playboy that hits on all girls, Lucy more heavily, and he wants to be serious and mature about this. Oddly enough, I feel like a proud parent. It’s just nice seeing how far he’s come. Let’s just hope nothing too horrible happens now.

DarkCrystal828 January 25, 2013, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #237437

Paulo: I love you Lucy…

Lucy: I.. Um…

*Jessica pops out from behind Lucy*

Jessica: sorry Paulo but I told her first… She’s mine now! You missed it… It was pretty emotional and totally awesome!

Anthony_frost January 25, 2013, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #237438

:( Jazz is so mature…

Just-a-Lurker January 26, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #237441

I’ve got to say. Jazz is my favorite character so far, by far.

She handles things with more maturity and grace than 90% of the cast, regardless of age.

I’m sure she’ll find a better dude shortly. Won’t have to look far, amirite? :D

Gryph January 26, 2013, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #237442

Well…I mean…I like Jasmine, and her and Paulo are really cute together…but she’s kind of right in saying that she’s not ready for a relationship. Especially if her philosophy behind it is, “Oh, I really like this guy, but I’m so busy with everything else, so I think I should break up with him, but hopefully he’ll still be around for me to date later on.” That’s kind of a…how do you say…naive way of looking at it? And I honestly would have expected a bit more from her than that.

Still, considering how much drama all the other characters bring in, she’s still probably the most mature character of the series.

Except for David, obviously. 8-D

Ozma January 26, 2013, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #237443

About Paulo’s future confession: By some of the comments I’ve read, it seems like some of you think Paulo’s plan is to walk up to Lucy and say “I love you, wanna go out?” and then Lucy will probably “reject him”. The thing is, Paulo knows that Lucy’s messed up by something right now, and he probably wants to talk to her about it, comfort her, and get to the bottom of it. His confession will probably slip out during a session of hugging and trying to cheer her up. (let’s remember Another Shoulder)
IF he can ever get past her guard brothers… And if she IS being sent away, hopefully he won’t miss her..!

honeybee January 26, 2013, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #237444

David the the most flawed character in the story, both personality wise and general writing wise.
A flat one sided comedy shtick with the personality of a door & shoehorned in due to lack of effort in lightening the mood up in more natural ways.

Either put him on the bus out of the story, or hit him with the reality check train already.

Even Mike is more likeable, so go figure.

Newton January 26, 2013, 5:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #237445

@honeybee: I do remember Another Shoulder, but i’m not going to forget about Back and Forth and pretend it never happened :x. Lucy will reject Paulo at first but he will keep on trying, he won’t give up so easily. Paulo just strikes me as the guy that would fight for what or who he loves :). Whether he succeeds in the long run is up for debate though, but he believes he can make Lucy happy then I am willing to see him try :D. Even if he has to drive a car to see her(assuming Lucy actually moves :smirk:).

@GracefulSerenity: Well that is a nice way to skip out on a whole lot of drama… I actually like your idea now that I think about it. Lucy gets to be honest with her friends, they could try and comfort her, and she could leave before Mike or Paulo have a chance to add their emotions into the mix.

supertails19 January 26, 2013, 7:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #237446

:unsure: what

Jack January 26, 2013, 12:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #237447

Well now Jazz becomes a C-lister

Pyre_of_Onyx January 26, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #237448

Paulo, you….MAVERICK ROBOT GOOD FOR NOTHING PIECE OF GARBAGE !!! I WILL AVENGE THIS * Grabs and puts on the Proto Buster…prototype ( back dum Tish)*

El Legendario January 26, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #237449

LOL i love how jazz is like: ” I don’t wanna here it” She probaly did figure they could try again one day. That and shes finding out that the guy she’s cool with all along has been full on inlove with another. O and i love the expreshions on jazz

JustSomeCritic January 26, 2013, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #237455

:U knew Jazz would be cool about it! i mean, she knows da chizz. Now after the next 1 or 2 pages, we go back to lucy and agustus ^-^/) -fist pump-

butterflyslicer January 26, 2013, 6:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #237457

I like how this is progressing….

Pyro Assassin January 26, 2013, 6:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #237462

Is it bad that I don’t feel sorry for her?

She doesn’t want him now, so she wanted to shelf him for later. Most likely, thinking he’d wait for her to make up her damn mind about what she wanted for herself. (An internal arguement between pointless Highschool clubs or him)

So what if it all blew up in her face? I don’t feel bad for her. People have put me in that waiting position before. It’s not considerate at all, and the result is neither person is happy. Good for Paulo for wanting someone he thinks is better.

I_Love_Lucy January 26, 2013, 10:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #237463

Well they handled that a lot more maturely than I was expecting. Cudos. I shall have to invest more time in paying attention to these two :3

SteelWings January 27, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #237464

Well, technically Jasmine did say she thought they should see other people. Yeah, that’s just a way of breaking up, and not even her reason for doing so, but she did use those words nonetheless. And so Paulo is going to see someone else. XP

Kenukie January 27, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237468

The Drama bomb is ticking. We’re going to have a Dramashima on our hands here.

Mr. End January 27, 2013, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #237472


SorryIHomestuck January 27, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #237475

Wait at the beginning of the chapter you said it was going to be about David, but then its all about lucy and paulo,maybe you got mixed up with there names

Ifoundtehmuffinz January 27, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #237503

@Ifoundtehmuffinz: She was kidding when she said the chapter was going to be about David.

Moogle January 27, 2013, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #237506

@SorryIHomestuck: You can go to the Archives and read your favorite chapter. You can see some fan art in the Candybooru. You may go back and read a wide variety of comments, or just stick to reading the starred ones. You can silently read the forums or join in if you’re brave enough.

Your first mission, should you choose to accept it, is to start commenting more and use emoticons to show how you are feeling(If you have multiple feelings while you are posting then use multiple emoticons, but don’t overdo it okay :D).

Your second mission would be to read Not Enough Rings, Ask Roseville High, and Taeshi Dairy. If you really like reading then check out Baggage Claim.

Last mission would be to ask the author of Bittersweet Candy Bowl some questions but try to be polite and don’t ask for anything that would be considered a spoiler. Personally I am too shy to try the last one but you can try it by going to Veronica’s Formspring. There should be links to all of these in the home page.

Finally, If you want more BCB then become a member of Bittersweet Club International(BCI). Just go to the store if you want to find out how. Oh yeah and look at all the cute stuff they have there :love:. ^This is relevant to all BCB readers :).

supertails19 January 27, 2013, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #237509

DE-PRESS-ING. Poor Jassmine. I didn’t especially like her but oh god do I know how she feels. Poor baby <3

That one bitch January 27, 2013, 10:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #237510

Bluh. Lucy this, Lucy that. Im getting tired.

Hoping Augustus will put some sense/reason inside her head and thats all. I dont really think he will go to the party, we dont even know if he was invited.

(also Jess should interact more with Lucy. shes obviously her true love.)

augustusxjazzpls January 27, 2013, 11:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #237512

@Ifoundtehmuffinz Taeshi likes to troll us about that stuff. She does it very well. :p

Well at least she understands. Or seems to anyway. I like Jasmine a lot and I feel bad for her, but I think that this is for the best, and she’ll see that soon enough. What I think would be the greatest random turn of events ever would be for Jasmine and david to start going out, then David would just totally make everything awkwar because he’s David, and then people would start doing gangnam style because… Well just because. Gangnam style doesn’t need a reason. It just is.

@taeshi you should totally do a filler (when you do use a filler) with the entire cast doing gangnam style. You would be made empress of the internet. =3

Legion January 27, 2013, 11:42 PM EST.

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