73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 12/10/12

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Veronica: sam’s coat makes me think he’s an aviator

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Comment ID #233923

Raised eyebrows, raised eyebrows everyvar. Asides from the mother.

bjk December 10, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #233924

Divine Intervention!
Firstly, I’d just like to say that it brings me great joy to see that sideburns run in the family, even though they’re on women as well.
Is it just me or do none of those statements make any sense? I’m not entirely sure what’s going on but I know it can’t be good. Especially after that. I mean, if they’re going to help her in any way that comes to mind, she wouldn’t think they’re abandoning her because they would ‘be there for her’. I can’t quite put my finger on why but I can imagine that what they have planned will be fun for no one.
The only logical thing I can think of is that they’re talking about someone completely different. Maybe they’re going to get Lily a job out of state or something? You never know with this comic.
@ Taeshi
What does Sam do/is studying to do anyways? A pilot perhaps?
Cliff hangers and vaugeness! Why? ಠ_ಠ

Nikita December 10, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #233925

You know you are a BCB fan when your clocks are all set to sync with update time.

Frodomann1 December 10, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #233926


Vizzums December 10, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #233927

Are they forming an intervention for Lucy???

Wolf128 December 10, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #233928

Boarding school maybe…?

Bleh December 10, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #233929

Well…this is going be rather awkward for everyone.

Nimbus26 December 10, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #233930

I’m predicting some Lucy rage in the near future. Mad Lucy

AnayuWolf December 10, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #233931

Oh boy…
I hope whatever Lucy’s mom wants to do works. And that Lucy will finally cheer up :/
But I’m looking forward to more David! There hadn’t been enough of him hehe.

HimbeCat379 December 10, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #233932

The next scene will be Lucy’s mother screaming, “Amaya, how did you get in here!?” And it turns out Amaya has been Lucy the whole time.

Shiloh December 10, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #233933

Oh dear…

Skygaze December 10, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #233934

Lucy’s about to be sent to a military boarding school. Then she’s going to go all Schwarzenkitty on Sandy! XD

Zero Enna December 10, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #233936

‘m pretty sure that they want to send her to therapy or to a relative? Anyways, I wonder who this mysterious person is ;)? Maybe a misunderstood black and white cat?

Kyute December 10, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #233937

Haha, by artist comments on the previous page, I half-expected the voice to come from David…but thinking back, since when was David ever tactful enough to say something like ‘excuse me’ before intruding?

dynamo5 December 10, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #233938

Time for a family intervention….

Flame-LoneWolf December 10, 2012, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #233939

Ahaha. Lucy over-heard them. I wonder if they’re looking to move Lucy away? Or maybe have her go with Sam? I don’t know if that would be possible even. He goes to school outta town, doesn’t he? Murr. I have nothing better to add to this. u_u

Also, first comment as a BCI member. <3

Yaschiri December 10, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #233940

*puts on FEZshades*
Oh. Is sheeeeeee…
Marrying/starting to date someone? I can’t remember if she’s married or not.
Boarding school? Or some type of counseling? Maybe one of those two-week work-on-an-issue-and-get-better camp things?
Curtisimo - My god, I can see everything!

Curtisimo December 10, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #233941

It sounds like a boarding school is in the near future.

kino December 10, 2012, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #233942

Well, why not make him an aviator? He sucks at driving, so maybe his talent was flight all along. I’m sure the lousy pay and long hours will preserve his grumpy attitude. :smirk:

Solvek December 10, 2012, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #233943

Changing school or serious theraphy session.

crank December 10, 2012, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #233944

Oops XD

Potato December 10, 2012, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #233945

I don’t know why, but I get a feeling it’s Batman.

Blank On Purpose December 10, 2012, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #233946

@ Blank_on_Purpose
Posted image

Nikita December 10, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #233947

Last panel:
Whiteheads Deluxe Edition®© ( Now with heterochromia! )

Lo December 10, 2012, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #233948

Sounds like the mother might be getting a promotion where she travels maybe?

Thaedael December 10, 2012, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #233949

so how does this page relate to David? Taeshi said it would reveal that this was a David chapter.

Dear Sapphire December 10, 2012, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #233950

I’m guessing that they’re going to have her stay at a relatives from now on.

Knowing this comic’s taste for drama, I’m guessing with her uncle….who lives in Rickter where Sandy is.

Guessing December 10, 2012, 4:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #233955

Why you all so secretive!? D:

Anon-Anon December 10, 2012, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #233956

“Abandoning”? Aw hellz moar foreshadowing! Hang on to yer butts!

Follarch December 10, 2012, 5:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #233958

Called it.

StushiJaguar December 10, 2012, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #233959

Why is heterochromia so attractive to me? ^>->^

Stevum December 10, 2012, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #233963

Sam should have been named portal…
Anyway, no david chapter :c
I guess I’m dumb for expecting it.

Pshyzo December 10, 2012, 6:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #233966

Oh snap. This can’t be good.

Who? December 10, 2012, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #233967


poocapooca December 10, 2012, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #233968


Huh? December 10, 2012, 9:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #233969

If Lucy was related to me and she was in such a depression I
would try to make her make new friends. New school? We’ll see

volgrand December 10, 2012, 9:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #233970

This isn’t a David chapter.

you lied to us taeshi

you lied to us

shaggy dog December 10, 2012, 9:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #233971

I dont like where this is going.

Blue fox December 10, 2012, 10:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #233972

I hope for Lucy’s sake it is therapy. The girl needs someone to talk to besides herself and her pets. Clearly her family is doing nothing other then giving her space; or as clearly as what little of Lucy’s family life we are shown.

?!? December 10, 2012, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #233973

@?!? I agree. Therapy is a much needed thing right now. After having somebody emotionally rape you, you’re kinda… I dunno. Messed up.
(and yes, I am aware that “rape” is a bit of an exageration, but it suits the situation)

Rylan December 10, 2012, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #233975

I can’t believe people thought tae was serious about the David chapter XD either way it might do with their fear of her cutting or suicide, perhaps therapy it is?

Kit December 10, 2012, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #233976

I agree with everyone that therapy would be good for her right now. No idea how long it’s been since she’s left the house, or her room even. :c

asimplefangirl December 10, 2012, 11:49 AM EST.

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asimplefangirl December 10, 2012, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #233978

The ‘excuse me’ is interesting. It could be anyone minus dead characters, David, McCain and possibly other characters in certain circumstances e.g. Mike (when afraid of Sam as he would stutter), Rachel (when in David-like cheerful mindset as she would barge in like David of course), and Amaya (when acting normal as she barely speaks).

I suspect it will be Augustus, one of her friends that noticed her lack of appearance at Tessa’s party and over all lack of appearance in the town in general, or it will be Lucy herself. Though if it was a super twist in an attempt to surprise us all, it would be Amaya, actually speaking in the comic for once.

Moogle December 10, 2012, 12:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #233979

This cliffhanger just got me agitated. What are they going to do with her?! And how is this a David chapter when there is no clue that hints David? Upon this situation, they would try using therapy to get Lucy to open up. They can’t use medication because its an emotional depression which they don’t know that. If they find out that it does involve something in school (which is Mike being there) then they would transfer her to another school; but that means both Mike and Lucy can’t mend their friendship and it will eventually die. If there is any other solutions then what are the pros and cons that affect the story? The next page should clear things up.

Starkeyblade December 10, 2012, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #233980

You know - I hope the “excuse me” is actually her dad - I’d like to see what his relationship with the family is like.
I think I read somewhere that he’s a racecar driver, so he’s away from home alot, but it’d be nice for him to be home for christamas.
I hope it’s that or therapy, because Luce needs some assistance.

Dave December 10, 2012, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #233981

I hope this is true
Wanna see that Daddy love.

Wr3h December 10, 2012, 12:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #233982

While a part of me is really, really, REALLY hoping that they’re not talking about sending Lucy away somewhere…another part of me is intrigued as to how having Lucy sent away would affect the others and how they would react.

It could give birth to a “rescue Lucy arc” but that’s probably the overzealous fanboy in me talking.

Death of Ink December 10, 2012, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #233983

Its lucy

Sahchan December 10, 2012, 1:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #233984

@Sahchan Or the pizza guy

Pyre_of_Onyx December 10, 2012, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #233985

Soooooooooo…. Sending her away to another school? Mom going away for something? Either way, I’m not sure I’m going to like what comes next T_T

Order_66 December 10, 2012, 2:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #233986

Sam confirmed as Air Force pilot.

Give the man a pair of Aviators.

anghstyHoodie December 10, 2012, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #233987

I smell mental institution
(Or maybe they’re gonna put her with the dad?)

Laufente December 10, 2012, 3:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #233989

Something makes me think anything about sending away would either almost happen, happen briefly and not last, or just end up not being suggested. I’m not sure that one of the main characters would be separated from the cast for too long. As was said before, I think a regular old therapist could work. If she is somehow sent away for the rest of the story (or anyone is for that matter), I’m not sure I’ll enjoy it since I like just about the entire cast.

not_used December 10, 2012, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #233995

I don’t like this either it seems none of them know the root of what’s wrong and her friends do i wonder how this will turn out since no research and asking of questions wasn’t done this shall be interesting

Anima December 10, 2012, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #233996

Arranged marriage

Tcj333 December 10, 2012, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #233997

what if they send lucy to boarding school and she meets sandy and mike suddenly starts to fall for her again

CarlyGirl December 10, 2012, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #233998

I got 2 guesses. At first i thought they were having an intervention but then when the mom said abandoning her. Well. I think the mom started dating. I wish we saw more family dynamic with lucys family. We hardly see it and i’d like to see it so i can understand more y she’s so screwed up. OOOOoooo people judge me for likeing boy toys instead of girls. I think she got stunted socialy. She has so many people who like her just as she is. Though alot of that i think is because of mike bringing in daisy and paulo following, pluss his best friend ext. They liked her on there own and her family obvousily cares so, i donno

JustSomeCritic December 10, 2012, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #234001

I don’t think it’s a boarding school. Maybe to the hospital…? :\ Lucy’s problems aren’t not-obvious…

Just-A-Lurker December 10, 2012, 7:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #234002

I will have to agree that it is a relative’s House boarding school would hack her up even more. What’s the time frame right now for the comic? Is it almost Christmas? That would explain the abandoning comment or something. :P

Rin December 10, 2012, 8:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #234003

After much thought I predict that Lucy is going to be told she will be staying with Sam who lives far far away to get her away from her current situation in hopes that she may “get better”. Which will cause even more problems, depression, and overall drama. D:

Anon-Anon December 10, 2012, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #234004

YAY not a David chapter… Can’t wait till Wednesday!

Someone December 10, 2012, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #234005

This double-cliffhanger has exhausted my brain to the point I now want to stay up all night tomorrow waiting for the next page. Oddly enough, I half-expected “David chapter” to be a joke, but at this point I no longer have a good prediction at where this is going.

not_used December 10, 2012, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #234006

1. Lucy is going to be seeing a psychiatrist called Dr. Taeshi 8-D. 2. Lucy’s mom will set up a blind date when Lucy gets there it will be Mike thinking he is doing a favor for Lucy’s mom :smirk:. 3. Lucy will be sent to a new school where she will find Sandy and have a few friendly conversations 8-). 4. Sam stopped by to pick her up(he is her favorite brother :/). 5. Lucy’s dad shows up for New Years and lifts Lucy’s mood :). 6. Lucy’s intervention: she can’t leave their sight until she confesses to why she is so depressed Mad Lucy. 7. Lucy’s father could show up just to take her away(that is where the “abandonment” came from :(). 8. One of Lucy’s “friends” has been invited to cheer her up(this won’t end well D:). 9. Lucy will notice how much her family cares and will try to be more cheerful around them(this won’t solve anything but from experience it works :x). 10. Lucy will say OBJECTION to whatever they had planned, case closed XD. 10 random predictions of the future both positive and negative.

supertails19 December 10, 2012, 9:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #234007

My MikexLucy senses are tingling! I think its Mike because with Lucy they would they have sadden expressions(even more so). But like us they aren’t expecting Mike. 5 Dollars says it’s Mike! But its probably someone like Augustus or Paulo :/

Someone December 10, 2012, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #234008

Mysterious plans (which I don’t like the sound of, due to them apparently involving abandonment), mysterious voice (I’m guessing Lucy interrupted to ask what on Earth they were planning, but it could feasibly be someone the family invited)… this is an interesting cliffhanger.

GUEST December 10, 2012, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #234009

oh hell no! nothin better happen to lucy otherwise im f***in kill all ya’ll Furious Abbey

Nick December 11, 2012, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #234010

well…this is gonna be a shity new years day for lucy

Nick December 11, 2012, 1:59 AM EST.

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Nick December 11, 2012, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #234012

I may be completely alone in thinking this (or even in knowing what this show is) but Sam totally reminds me of Mayama from Honey and Clover. For any and all who have not seen Honey and Clover you will love it if you like this site.

RemoTheRaven December 11, 2012, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #234013

Ok so here’s what i think is happening: The one saying ”excuse me” is Lucy who heard the hole thing… She stay’s calm and asks for an explanation… Her mom and brothers tell her that they want to cheer her up by sending her to another school… Lucy is mad and stays in her locked room. She thinks about it and understands that if she mleft then Mike would always be happy and she decides to go… Finally Mike felt bad and went to visit her… Lucy tries to run away until Mike finally tells her how mutch he loves her…Then Lucy comes back to school and they continue as best friends… Soon without even notecing they r dateing… Sandy starts dateing carter and everyones happy XD

Iti December 11, 2012, 2:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #234014

She’s back from the shadows. That’s my bet.

Rusco Istar December 11, 2012, 3:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #234021

But you wont kill me! I will help you kill everyone…. XD

Devnull December 11, 2012, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #234022

Ya know after examing that last panel for a day now I have a theory. The brothers look shocked and the mom looks worried (grant she has look worried through out); has Lucy given herself a make over or done something else to herself?

?!? December 11, 2012, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #234023

ReRead: Defenitly mental hospital or something like that

JustSomeCritic December 11, 2012, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #234024

Can someone tell me the chapter where Lucy and Mike are playing in the snow and then Sam comes to get lucy (on the lines of that XD) I can’t find it ._.

Potato December 11, 2012, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #234025

Remember towards the end of “Just Beautiful” Mike finally wakes up and realizes what the not just did literally(aka yelling) but what it has really done to her. I really do hope it is Mike who says “excuse me” it doesn’t sound angry or quiet as which I would expect Lucy to sound angry or quiet, and she probably would stomp down the stairs or be crying.. a person is only so strong(emotionally). I am guessing since the last school would be on late to middle December and this is taking place I am guessing around New Years, Mike has had some time to really think about what he did and how he should act/treat( not sure what word I am looking for) Lucy. So it being Mike coming into the picture isn’t completely a MIRACLE… but idk if some came through the front door or not.

Someone December 11, 2012, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #234026

@Nikita Man this bat’s got wacked out poobrain

TraceLegacySSOF December 11, 2012, 6:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #234027

This one now has curiosity piqued. Well done, Taeshi.

Hoheh_Iyah_Hohee December 11, 2012, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #234028

here comes lucy, here come lucy, right down de-pression lane….
Mad Lucy -what?
D: *runs*
and @Rin
i’m thinking new years? 3 pages ago augstus mentioned it while leaving:P

That Chick December 11, 2012, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #234029

Looking like Luce is about to get sent to a boarding school to deal with her aggression?

Acchan December 11, 2012, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #234030

@taeshi (on your update comment),

Is that a hint to what sam does for a living? Haha, just kidding, but i will say that aviators actually dress pretty casually except when on the clock. But then they dress more in business wear (button up shirt, slacks, and a tie). At least myself and the people i worked with in my training do. The only guys i’ve seen wear the bomber/aviator jackets are the older generation WW2 bomber/fighter pilots and occasionally stunt pilots.

Sorry for the nitpick. it’s just a bit of professional pride kicking in.

strider December 11, 2012, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #234031


Sam looks like Augustus in last pannel, hehe

Cata :3 December 11, 2012, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #234032

Mom is goin on vacation

watch your meowth December 11, 2012, 9:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #234033

Oh man, I hope it is therapy or being sent out of town, that makes the comic so much more drama-licous and interesting (not that it wasn’t before ;)). I think it is a step in the right direction.

Brodello December 11, 2012, 9:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #234034

Theres only one thing i hate about BCB,it’s that Daisy goes and crys about Lucy getting guys so easily,yet all the guys Lucy likes basically regect her ._. like i threw a trantrum over that~ specially since i support 8-)Paulo x Lucy Mad Lucy all the way but ia, little bit support Mad LucyLucy x Mike :unsure: even tho he’s a jerkface :/,and i absolutley hate sandy for still dating a guy she only knew for like a year and which she stole Lucy’s crush twice!!! ;_; i forever hate her

Tia~ December 11, 2012, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #234035

you know - i think it would be her dad or Lucy heard what they siad. The word “excuse me” seem like her dad want to say something or Lucy want to say something after she heard what they said. As they look surprise or whatever i can say that they might be saw their lead of family return or Lucy was standing behind them and say she had heard what they said with sad.


stickpage December 11, 2012, 10:17 PM EST.

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