73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 1/30/13

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Ten Seconds to Midnight — Page 26
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Veronica: Today I did a guest comic over at Bad Reputation if you wanna check it out! It’s a really fun energetic pirate comic by my friend Lily and it’s super new so you can get into it right away! It just finished its second chapter :D GIVE IT A GO GUYS GIVE HER THE ATTENTION

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Reader comments

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Comment ID #237724

Did he really? A phone? Really? In the middle of a crowd? In a public setting? A phone? Sure, it is a picture of his girlfriend but it’s still a phone. If you’re going to kiss a phone, do so in private. Then again, Mike isn’t exactly known for making good choices. Paulo will have a field day.
At which point, he will probably start asking questions about Lucy. Then Mike’ll get really defensive which will make Paulo suspicious and then we will have the conflict we all know is coming. If Lucy shows up to the party at all though, it will only serve to multiply the fight.
The only real question is, what’s going to happen with Jasmine. That will be interesting.
@ Taeshi
I resent that.

Nikita January 30, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237725

HA HA oh god Mike…just No

CoolBad January 30, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237726

Hah. Mike flipping off Sue and Daisy so he can look at his phone. Awesome. Also, way to act like nothing happened, eh Paulo?

Zorak January 30, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237727


Sandy and Mike are both adorable. It’s sad that Paulo is completely oblivious to Jasmine’s feelings, though :(

Anon January 30, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237731



I mean nikita never says anything good but he’s the exception because wordswordswords 8-)

Taeshi January 30, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237733

Well I think it’s adorable, Paulo.

So when are we going to see Lucy again? I’m wondering if she ever talked to Augustus yet…

Jinx. January 30, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237734

Mike, Paulo ruined your moment!
Operation Weegee starts NOW!

Gate January 30, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237735

Nice Paulo, thats exactly what i did

Order_66 January 30, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #237736

Lol,oh my god that’s a new kind a new kind of sad

lov/hate/hurt January 30, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237737

Lol xD

Also, @zorak , that was his index finger, not his middle finger. xD

Anon January 30, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237738

Hey be nice Paulo. I know how Mike feels :T

Rioo January 30, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237739

Yes, read lily’s comic
btw pffft hahahahahhahah

timothyntc January 30, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #237740

Wait a minute…where the hell does he keep his phone?


Jake January 30, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237741

ive checked out the comic its really nice :)

bunnyclub101 January 30, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237742

Lol wheres Tragedy?

Comedy January 30, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237743

Love makes you do crazy things, even kissing a phone. Mike sure is infatuated with Sandy. Or maybe he just loves his phone too much, Nah he is definitely in love with his “Perfect Angel.” Apparently, nothing says “I love you” more than kissing a picture of you on a phone.

supertails19 January 30, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237744

And so begins the Fight between Mike and Paulo that we have been waiting for

Zandramus January 30, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #237745

His scarf. :P

Gate January 30, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #237746

Oh god Mike did you just? Paulo, I really hope you never let this die. Thats gold.

Leo-Inu January 30, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #237747

Psh, smooth Mike, real smooth.

Paulo is never going to let him live this down.

Frodomann1 January 30, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #237748

I applaud your observation. And I agree, WHERE DOES THIS PHONE COME FROM?!

sribbleinc January 30, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237749

Aaannd my heartburn came back ;___;

Ali January 30, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #237750

Oh man Paulo is NOT gonna let this one go. Not for a looooong time. XD

Blaze33405 January 30, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #237751

XD He actually did it…

Just-a-Lurker January 30, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #237752

WOW Mike, just, WOW. I mean seriously, a phone? That’s just sad.

Grant January 30, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #237753

He kissed a phone. ummm… yah. woo

Yxela007 January 30, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #237754

Even i who defend mike have to admit that was silly XD
but i think paolo right now shouldnt judge anyone at anything

DrackeStalenTorgen January 30, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237755

Mike man, I’m on your side, but come on…….

still Paulo, at least Mike HAS a gf, and if he catches on to what just happened, you might want some ice to put on that burn… 8-D

@ Taeshi
great guest comic by the way! Next time Paulo or some one gets bored they should pillage!

foreveryoung5 January 30, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237756

I think Mike was a little cute. But yeah… that’s all kinds of corny there.

DiDi January 30, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237757

Aw man! :unsure: I do that to my phone when I talk to my special someone… I feel lame now
its cool and meaniful to do so Mad Lucy grrrrr

DraconiusDude January 30, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #237758

Everyone is just saying it’s sad/stupid/whatever because it’s Mike if it was anyone else they’d think it was cute. Like if it was Paulo kissing a photo of Lucy or some ****.

wowfood January 30, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237759

Mike is quite a badass , he kissed a phone and doesn’t afraid of anything.

Chill-out January 30, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237760

Yay. sum Sweet comedic releif to clense the pallet after the bitter drama of the last week or two. [1960 radio voice] and now back to the drama.

foolishprototype001 January 30, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #237761

Haha, of course you’d be caught doing something silly Mike. You ALWAYS make poor decisions ;)
It helps escalate things too when Paulo is within a 5 block radius,.

Fenfir January 30, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #237762

Sandy’s kissy face kinda gives me the creeps. :S

Neveko January 30, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #237763

Mike had a little physical contact with his girlfriend recently and now he wants some more hugs and kisses :D.

@Paulo: Here’s a thought: “Maybe we should leave them alone..”

If nobody figures out where I got this^ quote from I will be disappointed. Also 2 cute pages in one day :love:.

supertails19 January 30, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #237764

Satisfaction has been denied yet again for Mike. The poor guy never seems to get a break at all, even though its New Year’s eve. Still……….. XD

Subaru January 30, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #237765

This is exactly why the comic is named what it is. Way to go Taeshi! 8-)

Stridon95 January 30, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #237767

It has been proven in scientific research that a cell phone has 10 times more germs than the average toilet seat. — Mike’s love has no bounds. D:

apple pie January 30, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #237768

@ Apple_Pie
Toilet seats are both cleaned constantly and have very different kinds of bacteria on them.
@ Taeshi
Yeagh! Pirates
Good job on the artwork though.

Nikita January 30, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #237769

But I can’t start reading Bad Reputation… because I’ve already been reading it for like 2 months now! Bahaha.

Bleh January 30, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #237770

he keeps his phone in his scarf? such a clever substitute for pockets…but wouldn’t that make getting mugged a lot easier too? heh maybe i’m just overthinking things oops

great comic relief page in the middle of such a serious scenario 8-D

Landy January 30, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #237771

NO. I DEMAND TO SEE MORE JAZZY. She’s crying! Screw Mike! I must comfort heeerrrrrr ._.

Stripedblur January 30, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #237772

@Taeshi: Sometimes Nikita says nice insightful things… just not recently :x.

@Nikita: What happened to all those comments that made me think about this comic in different ways? Are you so busy trying to impress that you are losing your edge? Well at least you try and make your comments as interesting as you can so I guess that is alright. I’m not trying to be mean to you but I was just concerned. You seem… out of focus :question:.

@Comedy: Tragedy was looking for you in the previous page. Quit partying and go into the hallway already :/.

@Jake: You see how Mike’s scarf vibrates in panel 2, that is how you can tell where Mike keeps his phone. Also, I would like to add that Mike kissing his girlfriend through a phone is adorably awkward :).

@foreveryoung5: I got the reference and I would love to see that happen. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/ post/view/2680?search=Augustus Here is some more pirating fun in the meantime.

@apple pie: I thought Mike willfully interrupting a conversation with 2 of his friends and then kissing his lover through a phone would be enough to prove how crazy in love he is with Sandy. Why bring up that weird statistic?

supertails19 January 30, 2013, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #237774

I’m guilty of doing that… in private of course >_>

Rusco Istar January 30, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #237775

Cannot unsee disembodied Paulo head. I guess Jasmine chopped it off.

jamie_mac January 30, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #237776


paulosawesome January 30, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #237777

lol, “Seriously, did you just!?”
Good to see that Paulo can still make fun out of others, when he’d probably kiss a cell-phone image of Lucy. XD
Always thinking it’s a one-way street.

Blank On Purpose January 30, 2013, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #237778

And Paulo ruins the moment

Shadow January 30, 2013, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #237779

@nikita we should start calling you Jazz. I don’t mean the Jazz from the comic either. If you know who he is from the fresh prince of bel air, awesome. If not, you sir are missing out on some good stuff.

Mikes face in the last panel is bloody brilliant. This whole page seriously reminds me of dickfigures. The colors are accurate too. *twilight zone music*

Well it’s good to get off some of the drama for a page or two. I think this will end in a more comical way than anything considering the amount of pages left… Unless someone decides to make the comic longer again. It has happened. Now I’m going to sleep because I skied for about nine hours today, so needless to say, I’m beat.

Legion January 30, 2013, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #237780

Mike’s face! In the last panel it looks like he thinks the world blew up! 8C but that would be extremely embarrassing to be caught doing, especially by Paulo :unsure:

Sabbath January 30, 2013, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #237781

Haha this is hilarious. XD

I'll Eat Yourself January 30, 2013, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #237782

hahaha o god mike, your just such a pansy. I’m right there with paulo lol sissy :P

JustSomeCritic January 30, 2013, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #237784

So how many unresolved plotlines are there currently

And only four pages to go hmm

Beep January 30, 2013, 3:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #237785

Oh. My. God. No Mike, just no.

MikexLucyForever January 30, 2013, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237786

Seriously Mike, at least wait till your alone to do something embarrasing like that!

Its times like these that you and Sandy can be so lovey dovey every second your thinking of each other its hard to view as realistic.

DeathofInk January 30, 2013, 4:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #237787

Hahaha oh Paulo shut up, if he lets go of that phone for a second you might end up kissing that photo yourself!! If not worse!! 8-D

Cavara January 30, 2013, 4:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #237788

Nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh how adorable!! I’m starting to jump over on the SandyxMike side

sunny-lucy January 30, 2013, 5:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #237789

Well, I think that Mike was absolutelly adorable. If he wants to be cute and kiss his cellphone, why would he have to be ashamed of it and hide himself to do it? We know that Mikie does whatever he feels like he should. Not doing what he wants to do never did him any good anyways.

Emy January 30, 2013, 5:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #237790

Well this started my day in the right foot. And I really do mean that. I’m laughing my head off. You go Paulo!

Lime Cake January 30, 2013, 6:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237791

baaaww, Mikey, you cutie XD <3 I would have done the same thing if it was my boyfriend. =3 <3

Lolly January 30, 2013, 6:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #237792

It’s nice to see the smartphone has allowed Mike to get a bit more out of Sandy other than the odd message, and nicer to see Sandy being more proactive in the relationship. Do wonder however if she will enquire on how Mike is doing in regards to patching up with Lucy tonight?

That said, silly Mike - don’t kiss your phone at the party!

jennytablina January 30, 2013, 7:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #237793

I agree. Paulo will have a field day. But I would too, if I were him.

Does anyone here wonder what the heck is happening w/ Lucy and Augustus right now or is that just me? :question:

Kryph January 30, 2013, 7:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #237794

I did that when I was in Afghanistan last year

Unoppo January 30, 2013, 7:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #237795

How id she take that picture anyway?

Wolvine January 30, 2013, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #237796

Wew, i hate the lips of sandy there.. Eww… And look at mike… He looks so stupid… XD

Alexia January 30, 2013, 7:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #237797

If she had a picture phone, and she had two of her hands used for the picture, WHO WAS PHONE?!

Besu January 30, 2013, 7:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #237798

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Tear him a new one Paulo! That was so lame! … About as lame as you breaking up with Jasmine and not even flinching when Jasmine’s crying her eyes out, you turd!

Sanitarium January 30, 2013, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #237799

At least Mike shows his love in large quantities. I haven’t seen any other character do something as that because of love. Despite all of this, I don’t think Mike should be with Sandy; Mike and Lucy belong together. Whatever happened to Mike loving Lucy? What happened? I think Paulo should get back with Jasmine and Mike back with Lucy.

Pebbles January 30, 2013, 8:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #237800

Taeshi smash :o

But hey, I think that is sweet of Mike. If they are happy together, why should we be mad/ judgemental about it.

Go with the flow :D

Zany January 30, 2013, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237801

Mike. Seriously?

Neo-Akurin January 30, 2013, 9:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #237802

Wow Mike let his skin go lately……….. time to hit the tanning beds!

Huh? January 30, 2013, 9:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #237803

To me, Paulo looks a bit… I don’t know, sort of nervous and unnatural in this one. I hope he made the right decision with Jasmine.

Also, Mike: Now that Paulo found you kissing an inanimate object, you will probably face the consequences. For the rest of your life.

PastaCatz January 30, 2013, 9:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #237804

:’c I see nothing wrong with what Mike did
being real far away from my beloved, I do the exact same thing when I really need them

love the page tho
the expressions and the kissy face and Paulo making fun of mike
its all just so perfect
as always ;o;

Milkfruit January 30, 2013, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #237805

Eh, Mike, as sweet a gesture as it was, kissing a phone deserved that response. It’s a bit…strange, not creepy, but strange, I mean, she can’t see you doing it so why…?

Neospector January 30, 2013, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #237806

I’m sorry Sandy just looks like such a ***** i can’t i’m so so sorry, Taeshi ;-;
Also who in the world kisses their phone? THAT IS SO WRONG, MIKE. SO. WRONG.

Silvyx January 30, 2013, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #237808

Mike is quite desperate to have more interaction with Sandy. And then comes Paulo to embarass him. HA, funny.

Keyblade Dragon January 30, 2013, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #237809

I never knew Mike was the kind to kiss someone through a photo. :s

A.T. January 30, 2013, 10:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #237810


Rylan January 30, 2013, 11:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #237811

And now we learn that it wasn’t Lucy Paulo would confess his love for but Mike.
lol, that’d be the day XD

Namonaki January 30, 2013, 11:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #237812

that’s why paulo is just my fav :33
btw I hate mike

Gea January 30, 2013, 11:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #237813

Mike, why does your face make me want to punch it these days?! :smirk:

And wow, Sandy must reeeaaally like you if she’s making the effort to take a photo like THAT. :P

… Also, I wouldn’t recommend kissing your phone in public. It can lead to laughter and embarrassment, ya pansy. XD

ravengal January 30, 2013, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #237814

Haha this page is some excellent comic relief placement. Well done Taeshi! But haha Mike you cant expect not to get laughed at. Like i know why you did it and its pretty cute but still. Quite comical. ^^

Demetrois January 30, 2013, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #237815

Now either for a scene change or the fastest most cataclysmic fight this show has ever scene. Either way im interested.
@cavara hahaha very true!

Demetrois January 30, 2013, 12:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #237816

Poor Mike. I think wht he did waw adorable indeed. If he wants to kiss his phone, let him be, jeez. There is nothing wrong with that.

And yeah, i think the comments would be a lot different if it was Paulo kissing a photo of Lucy or whatever.

augustusxjazzpls January 30, 2013, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #237817

At least all he gets on his lips is stray pieces of fur and not face grease.

Amity January 30, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #237818

@Wolvine and @Besu: Sandy either had a timer for the picture or she had somebody else take the picture(either one works :))

@Emy: Maishul just wants some more physical contact from his Sandra. “You’re adorable” would probably be her reaction to Mike kissing a picture of her :D. I agree that Mike shouldn’t be ashamed to show his girlfriend some affection(even if it means kissing a phone), but Paulo on the other hand will use this as another excuse to make fun of Mike. He just broke up with Jasmine… he needs a pick me up and he has perfect timing with anything party related 8-).

Speaking of Jasmine: anybody else worried about the girl that is silently sobbing outside of the party :( :question:?

@Pebbles: You want Paulo to get back with Jasmine, Mike to break up with Sandy, and MikeXLucy to happen… *reads chapter again* what makes you think any of this will happen?

1)Paulo and Jasmine just broke up(a page ago I might add), maybe after he magically falls out of love with with Lucy. Even if Lucy rejects him do you really think he is going to give up trying that easily? Wait we are talking about the same Paulo that has been trying to get with Lucy for years right?

2)Mike is so in love with Sandy do you really think Mike would break up with her… unless he had a medical or psychological issue that causes a break up. Oh wait somebody else could take Mike’s phone and break up with her for him. Or maybe Sandy’s mom finally decides to end it O.O. B-but then Mike would be too crushed to date anyone ;_;.

3)Mike and Lucy together, as much as I used to like this couple it doesn’t seem very likely to happen… unless something drastic happens. Maybe sometime before Mike and Sandy became an actual couple(after that happened Lucy was just holding on to a crumbling friendship :().

@Everyone: Just cause I feel like adding this, here you go> The actual direction that BCB is going won’t change unless the creator of BCB(Veronica) feels like changing it. Anything we say is wild speculation and I definitely have fun reading them and trying to analyze them further so keep them coming ;). Oh and anything I say could be proven wrong so keep on trying to poke holes in my logic(I actually encourage you to say something to prove me wrong :D).

Also, anyone else notice a “Comic Rank” icon with a robot in it at the bottom right corner of this site :question:? It is right below Baggage Claim… how did I not notice that :unsure:? I know that it is a small icon and it is all the way at the bottom but really D:?

Edit: Everybody would go “Daww, that is so cute” if Daisy tried kissing a picture of Abbey. Well Yashy would say something else… I wonder how she is dealing with what she was told?

supertails19 January 30, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #237820

Guess the one thing I still fancy from that orange lovestuck is trolling another hopeless lovestuck.

Knux-the-Killer January 30, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #237821

Ha, of COURSE Paulo had to see it XD

Laufente January 30, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #237822


wr3h January 30, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #237823

I love cellphone.


Comment ID #237824

Paulo, please. Never let him live that down. XD

Coyote January 30, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #237825

I’m kinda hoping Paulo makes a big deal about this, because its really hilarious.

FadeIntoFlame January 30, 2013, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #237826

Poor Mike.

Gate January 30, 2013, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #237827

My thoughts exactly Paulo 8-)

Giodude January 30, 2013, 3:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #237828

Ahaha poor mike. XD Oh well.

RenaKit January 30, 2013, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #237830

Apparently he keeps the phone under the scarf (indicated on panel 2). That makes sense.

not_used January 30, 2013, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #237831

The average cell phone is touched by your unsanitised hands over 500000 times a year.
Mike now has Aidz.

MURDER_Kitty January 30, 2013, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #237832

Way to ruin the moment Paulo XD

PK_Thicket January 30, 2013, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #237835

Good to see Karma is still on a vacation. :/
Paulo is the new David. 8-) = 8-D
My God Mike you need to get a LIFE! :/ Seriously? Officially another reason to hate that douche!
I hope that soon that’s the only thing you have that doesn’t hate your guts. Oh and her ~~~> Mad Lucy
I am going to laugh when she dumps you and that is ALL you have! OH and HER ~~~> Mad Lucy

Sandy: “you will talk to her right?” :D
Mike: “Just for you” :unsure:
Me: “When you selfish pig?” Furious Abbey

Must resist need to type out of my rage at Mike! D: Will power dying!

About damn time!

O.o I am scared

Look at how she is the center of his world and nothing else matters! That is what ****** me off! He destroyed Lucy(or nearly) because of Sandy. It makes me sick that an *** hole like him gets girls. The only girl he deserves is Rachael and that is still being generous

Someone January 30, 2013, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #237836

@supertails19 I’m pretty sure kissing your phone in public is a little weird no matter which character it is. Mike doing it is just perfect timing for Paulo.

@Someone Really? Kissing a phone is “another reason to hate that douche”? How freaking old are you? Do you even read what you write? It’s silly, yes. But something to hate someone for? Uh, okay. Have a good life, crazypants.

Chill, dude. He isn’t real. It’s okay. It’ll all be okay. Go take your meds and breathe a bit.

Neveko January 30, 2013, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #237837

I was thinking the exact same thing as Paulo, but then saw Mike in the last panel and just felt bad for him. The poor romantic just cant seem to catch a break sometimes.

Alfador January 30, 2013, 7:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #237838

Damn 10min edit time

Yes I read them, and 90% of the time constantly edit them

I am with ya on that! MikexLucy OTP!

Anyone kissing their phone would not make me go “awww” Unless a toddler like Chris. someone(can’t uppercase the “S”) who kisses their phone is clearly desperate, pathetic and needs to get a life other than what they are kissing.

^^^I understand my opinion about is probably disagreed by 99% of you. SO please don’t go: “Your stupid and immature and other stuff” Because its annoying and we don’t need to hear it. Thank you in Advance.

Someone January 30, 2013, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #237839

I never really liked sandy but… THAT’S SO SWEET :love: still don’t like her :/

Midstrike January 30, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #237840

Oh god I kiss my phone when I have a picture of my special someone. D:
In private of course though. It would be too embarrassing to do it in public. :unsure:

Bon_Clay January 30, 2013, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #237841

I think a man should be manly, and go drive/ work to earn money for a trip to see his girl and kiss her in person.

While I get that distance sucks, I would never kiss my phone. That is seriously weird.

Somehow everytime Mike tries to be cute, he ends up creepy D:

Paulo however is awesome. I’d make fun of my girlfriends if they kissed their phones too.

I_Love_Lucy January 30, 2013, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #237842


Rachel is awesome, and true to her risque self! Don’t knock her she is a good friend :)

And as an added thought, Sandy can now be classified as a possibly “airheaded” girl who makes duck faces!

Hahaha and just in case I offend anyone, she could be an airhead because all we know is the limited stuff we see with Mike. She could be a super smarty pants model.

But I’m betting she isn’t. Models are usually models because their beauty is their best feature, not their brains. That being said, I’ve known my fair share of gorgeous smart girls (rare but sometimes happens) and they have always been rather rotten on the inside or lacking in depth in their personality.

I_Love_Lucy January 30, 2013, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #237843

Ok now that I think about other than Rachael is a ****, she is a good person. Then who does Mike deserve? Alejandro? I am going with that.

Also where have you been? I missed our blogfriendcommentshipness. Yes I just made that work up :)

Sandy said the same thing about Lucy. I think I am seeing a pattern… Nah I don’t like Sandy either.

She is a friendship breaking meanie! She is the true non-friend. Friends don’t let friends hurt other friends. Right Sandy?
Hey Mike did you ever tell Sandy the good about Lucy?

Adolf Hitler once stated “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”

Apparently once was enough for Lucy.

I love Sue’s face in Panel 3… ok I love Mike’s too :unsure: = :) I Still hate you Mike :unsure: = ._.

Someone January 30, 2013, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #237844

Anyone else notice Mike flipping off Sue and Daisy

No one?

Ink January 30, 2013, 9:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #237845

I think Sandy might only be fairly average in terms of intelligence, since she got a C- on that exam in “To The Top”

Barty Malin January 30, 2013, 9:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #237846

That is obviously an index finger…

Jupi January 30, 2013, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #237847

Oh hay paulo where did you come from?

Guys I figured it all out. Paulo is really going to confess his burning love for Mike! Such a lovely couple~

….I couldn’t help but gag when I typed that.

LAWLALWLLL January 30, 2013, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #237848

The kitten boy had a cute moment mawhahahahaha.

SteelWings January 30, 2013, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #237850

XD Mike…. Wow…. •_• Quite Idiotic to do in public

Paulo…. Swuk…. •_• Seriously not cool to diss him! But continue! He deserves it! XD

But wow mike wow. XD

Very well done on the page! :D

The G January 30, 2013, 11:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #237852

Mike should man the **** up, take sandy behind the bleachers, and ****. Straight up.

Anyone January 31, 2013, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #237853

Dafuq? Really? :nope:
EXACTLY!!! I don’t try to be a “hater” and whatnot, but friends like that are NOT friends. Think about Daisy. As soon as Sandy found Mike, she left her, in a way. And plus, MIKE. HOW MANY TIMES DID SHE CONTACT YOU AFTER 3rd GRADE??????? OH RIGHT…. NOT UNTIL YOU WERE IN MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL. (Doesn’t remember which.) :/ I’m a PauloXLucy fan as of now, though. ‘Cause Mike began a dangerous little thing in friendships called “comparing.” You just don’t compare your girlfriend to your girl friend. Even if she has a crush on you.
Poor Yashy. I actually wonder how all of them are doing. :( Sorry I don’t understand your quote, but…. I think Paulo is a little bit justified. That is nothing compared to the things Mike has said to Lucy, so….. Yeah……
I was wondering that, too. If all of them have phones, where the he** do they keep them?
Damn straight. Because he has a good reason for it. But then again, some of the comments would be, instead of, “Mike, what’s wrong w/ you…. Etc, etc, Lucy,” it’d be, “Paulo, what’s wrong w/ you…. Etc, etc, Jasmine.” :unsure:
XD Yes.

Just saying, but kissing a phone in public can be a little rude, especially if you’re in a conversation w/ people. They were talking to you first, right? Put it off until you have a moment alone or something. That’s just polite. And, plus, you know, do it in public and you basically hand an invite for people like Paulo to come and laugh at you. At least it wasn’t Paulo AND David.
Also, I know, a bit random, but…. Have you guys reread the story FROM THE BEGINNING lately? It’s cool to see how much Taeshi has improved over time. Which reminds me….

I’ve been inspired to start my own webcomic. Any tips for an ametuer? <—(Pardon my bad spelling.)

Kryph January 31, 2013, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #237854

Somebody responded to me, i feel loved!

But seriously, come on, is Rachael that bad?

Zandramus January 31, 2013, 7:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #237855


I believe the point @someone was trying to get across was:
Its pretty douched up of Mike to be so dedicated to somebody as to smooch a picture of them on a phone, and failing to realize that someone much closer to home is pretty much about to kill themselves from depression caused almost entirely by him.

Zandramus January 31, 2013, 7:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #237856

Her mouth…. looks like a ******… :-S

Ude January 31, 2013, 9:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #237857

i find in the last panel paulo looks bigger than mike and i’m guessing thats beacause mike feels two feet tall :unsure:…. WHY NOT LETS GO WITH THAT 8-D

paula January 31, 2013, 9:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #237859

@Kryph and Zandramus
People agree with me and say nice things about me? :)

I stated in a later comment: “k now that I think about other than Rachael is a ****, she is a good person. Then who does Mike deserve? Alejandro? I am going with that.”

When comparing he overlooked a lot of things about Lucy, and missed something Key about Sandy vs Lucy.

Sandy: “I don’t like her at all” and “a real friend would Never hurt you… ever”
Lucy: “If there’s someone who can make you happy again, I am glad.”

Oh **** Sandy I guess my best friend I have been best friends for 12 years… I guess we aren’t real friends : (

Mike: “She a temper, but she’s a good person, please believe me”
We were all like “awww” That’s our Mike!
Now we have this
Mike: “I’ve never been your friend… You’ve treated me anything like one…”

You know I don’t hate Mike anymore. Sandy go back to Hell you spawn of Satan!

Someone January 31, 2013, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #237860

Hahh, thank God that I’ve finally caught up! Eee, I’m so happy right now! Anyways, back to the drama!

Claire January 31, 2013, 12:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #237861


Xu-kitty January 31, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #237862


I have been posting, but I have been missing the comic update and cutting it too close to the next updates, which means noone ever reads my comments anymore XD Lol

But yeah you da bomb.

I_Love_Lucy January 31, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #237863

I am “da bomb”? Suck it Harry Truman!
I always read your posts, no matter how old.
To be honest I check back here hourly to read all the posts XD
Oh yes I check 8 pm PST Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday XD
I think I am addicted to BCB!

You usually take up 2-5% of all the comments. Why aren’t you commenting! I love your comments also!


My mind is easily corruptible, You really are a great artist and writer… is just Ude tapped into the Dark side of my Brain : (

Someone January 31, 2013, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #237864

Where does he keep his phone? :question:

Aether January 31, 2013, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #237865

@Kryph: The quote was from Lily’s comic Bad Reputation there is a link to it in Taeshi’s description right below Paulo. The quote was from the guest comic made by Taeshi… Just look for Guest week: Bittersweet Candy Bowl(It should still be under Recent Posts, after you follow the link in Taeshi’s description).

Also, the whole point of me picking that one line was to get everyone to think: Hmm, maybe we shouldn’t pick one Mike like Paulo did. Maybe we should just admit that what he did was sweet even if it is something Mike should have done in private. I now realize it was silly to think anybody would leave Maishul and Sandra alone to have their little romantic moment. We can’t give the little lover boy his moment of peace, huh :(.

The part about Paulo being justified… well he kind of just finished breaking up with Jasmine, so I don’t think he is in a position to tell Mike what he can and can’t do… umm, relationship wise anyways. Mike could definitely use some friendship advice though. Blowing off Daisy and Sue because he got a picture from Sandy :/.

Mike said what he said to Lucy because he honestly thinks that she has never been a true friend to him, he only saw the bad she has done, and ignored the good. All the good memories he had of Lucy was enough to hold their friendship together, but when they weren’t enough he kind of started letting go of her emotionally until he just didn’t have feelings for her anymore. When he physically started to get more and more distant she kept try to get more and more close, until Mike snapped. Mike wanted her to leave, she didn’t and Mike made sure that Lucy would not try to “ruin his life” anymore. All Mike wanted was for Lucy(the one with the potential to ruin his relationship with Sandy) to leave him alone :(.

It was also somewhat childish(the December speech) kind of like a child saying to his/her parent(s) that they hate them and use anything bad against the parent(s). Example: “Dad I hate you why won’t you ever let me go out with my friends. Why won’t you get out of my life?” .> (:unsure:). That’s right I know what you said about Lucy when you were with Sandy. Finally I would like to add that I am really sorry about the long post you just had to read Kryph, but uhh, at least you know how I feel about Mike(No hate/No love just neutrality ;)).

@Aether: Mike keeps his phone in his scarf. Notice how it vibrates in Panel 2 :D.

supertails19 January 31, 2013, 6:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #237866

No prob, man. I actually like the long responses. They give me more insight on a person’s opinions, and I kinda agree with you. I was thinking about that. I need some coffee, I think. Thanks for responding.

Kryph January 31, 2013, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #237867

So, anyway, I’m having this intense and potentially really emotional breakup with an awesoHEYLOOKASQUIRREL

Insanity_Prevails January 31, 2013, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #237868


Your Mom January 31, 2013, 6:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #237869

You think Lucy keeps a picture of Mike and her in her ribbon/bow? Now I am curious to if she does *rubs chin while deep in thought*

I have been to respond to your comment about Nikita. 90% of the time he is insightful and on this page he is in that 90%

YES, that would so happen if Lucy was there.

@Everyone hating on Paulo
Remember Paulo left Jasmine with her smiling wishing him good luck. He doesn’t know in the next 10 sec she was going to break down and cry. I beat you 10 bucks if he knew she was crying he would go comfort her.
So guy a doesn’t love you its not the end of the world….
He doesn’t want to stop being friends or despise your very presence Mad Lucy

Shut up because as J. Geils Band says Love Stinks!

**** that soul sucking heartless selfish *** hole! :unsure:
She needs to hear it! Mad Lucy

I think I need to get a life : (
If you agree tell me
But in some clever way like I don’t know :question:
Maybe?: A certain someone needs to get a life :/

Someone January 31, 2013, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #237870

@Someone(1): I am just going to sit here and let Karma mess Mike up. Well actually I am just going to wait until Mike’s secret gets let out(the December secret not the kissing his phone secret :D). o.o Yikes, lots of rage towards Mike. When I get mad I just punch my pillow or go out for a jog until the rage disappears. Maybe it would work for you as well :question:? I can understand being mad at a character but every once in a while but wow this is mean> “My God Mike you need to get a LIFE! :/ Seriously? Officially another reason to hate that douche!
I hope that soon that’s the only thing you have that doesn’t hate your guts. Oh and her ~~~> Mad Lucy
I am going to laugh when she dumps you and that is ALL you have! OH and HER ~~~> Mad Lucy” -Someone. Dude calm down, Mike will get what he deserves later on ;).

@Neveko: I don’t think it is wise to tell somebody to take their medicine. Some people might view that as rude. Also, plenty of couples do public displays of affection(it is just frowned upon in some places :unsure:). I just think it is cute that he cares enough about his girlfriend to do something like kiss a phone in public. Didn’t realize it was so wrong, sheesh :x.

@Someone(2): If Mike was really desperate for a girl he would have picked one of the many female followers he has. But since Mike isn’t like Paulo, he will just wait until he sees Sandy again. Whenever that is probably won’t be soon enough though :smirk:.

@I_Love_Lucy: You are forgetting a few small details: 1)Mike is not a man, he is a boy. 2)Mike is not old enough to drive yet. 3)Any of the other kids in BCB have a job other than Sandy(who is older by the way)? Well unless you count doing school related projects as getting a job :/. insert stranger’s name here<” especially when you are too far away to confront the problem yourself.

When you think about it the reason Mike and Lucy fell apart was miss communication. If Mike and Lucy were more open to each other in the past we would not have had all this fascinating drama. Oh yeah and Sandy would have been alone :(, Paulo would still be with Jasmine, Daisy could move on and give Abbey the affection he deserves, Molly will start calling Janet her mom, Tess would go on to college after finally throwing a drama free party, David would get his Flower Girl, Sue and Amaya would still hang out with McCain, Jessica and Rachel would become successful businesswomen, Yashy and Blur will finally get along and most importantly Chirpy gets to see her mommy(Lucy) happy again :). Maybe Augustus could somehow be introduced to Sandy that way both of them could have somebody they could hold. All of this seemed possible to me before I read Chapter 45 Intervention D:. I was still oblivious to how much Mike actually disliked her until he started acting like it.

supertails19 January 31, 2013, 8:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #237871

Ok at my first… I am impatient! Its been since August 18th 2012! I WANT KARMA NOW!
Second, umm what hell are you talking about? I seriously don’t know why you brought that up. :question:

Sophomores are usually 16 right? This comic takes place in USA which you can drive at the age of 16.

I am cool with you not liking someone but tell them. Agreed lack of communication ruined their friendship. But most couples(even married) lack some communication.

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p3.html<~~~ Last four Panels THIS IS A HUGE SOURCE OF MY RAGE AT HIM! Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey

Someone January 31, 2013, 8:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #237872

@Someone: Read the about page and then tell me how old the main cast is right now. Here is a link that will hopefully help you. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/about.html Here is your mission, should you choose to accept it: Tell me the names of the characters that are 16 or older.

Maybe they could drive later on in the year after they get their permits 8-).

@Someone: Uhh I don’t think there is anything wrong with enjoying something you really like… as long as you have your priorities straight. Make time for awesome comics after you do your homework or finish working or babysitting or whatever. Don’t let your addiction consume your life D:.

supertails19 January 31, 2013, 9:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #237873

@Kryph: I am glad that there are people that actually read my long comments and I am very grateful for that #^_^#. Whether they agree with me or not I always enjoy getting feedback :).

@Someone: I just read your comment about Lucy keeping a picture of her and Mike in her bow. It reminded me of when Yashy broke a frame with a picture of Mike and Lucy in it… the very first page of BCB was foreshadowing the rift that eventually formed between Mike and Lucy. It was a warning about fifty chapters in advance… do you have any idea how cool that sounds right now? Oh wait you hate Mike right? Then think about it this way the cracks formed over him… well it looks like Mike is not perfect :unsure:. Umm, hopefully that cheered you up… at least a little. I have a question for you, are you seeing a little icon in the bottom right corner that says “Comic Rank” and has a robot with red eyes that is staring at you? :question:

supertails19 January 31, 2013, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #238007

So, I have a gutter mind and I missed the second-to-last panel…

Mike February 1, 2013, 10:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #238144

If it walks like a duck and looks like a duck…

wraith February 3, 2013, 7:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #238182

Aw it’s ok Mike I know the feeling. It’s happened to me before, and not even on a picture XD! It went like this:
*Guy I like says something sweet via text*
*For some reason I go like I LOVE HIM SO MUCH*
*I get a sudden impulse that whispers “kiss the phone”*
*I go like “No way man that’s creepy”*
*whisper: “you know you want to”*
*Me: “FINE!”*

Hehehe426 February 3, 2013, 9:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #238396

Sandy; Go and die . Let Mike and Lucy be together . Because YOU, Sandy ruin this webcomic . I support LucuXMike . That’s all i have to say now .

BCB Rules :D February 7, 2013, 4:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #253433

Sooooo Mike keeps his phone in his scarf?

Markio July 11, 2013, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #260725

Catherine, anyone?

I dunno what to put October 1, 2013, 7:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #265769


Emoji November 15, 2013, 10:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #284587

TemplarArchon_Hunter #7 Died of who really care’s anymore?!??!?!

TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 1:52 PM EST.

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