73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 12/19/12

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Ten Seconds to Midnight — Page 8
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Paulo totally wasn’t paying attention to Mike in Buddy System THERE MILD PLOT HOLE SORTED

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Comment ID #234386

Silly Abbey. Haven’t you noticed you’re practically a secondary character!
Why are Daisy and Susan’s eyes sparkling? It’s not that fantastic. I’ll just assume David’s already gotten there, spiked the punch and everyone’s tripping balls or something.
One more thing, Daisy and Susan have both shown interest in Mike and both noticed his scarf rather quickly. What does this say about Paulo being there too?
Lastly, why doesn’t anyone say something like, “Hey Mike, I see you got another blue scarf.” or “Michael, where’d you get a new blue scarf?”? Why just “BLUE!”?

Nikita December 19, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #234387

Blue scarf yay! Wow that is the first thing they all notice, hah. Guess they didn’t get a chance to see that Mike’s blue scarf is back where it belongs. I still can’t believe he left his old one in a locker for so long. It was a sign that he moved on in the past and I hope it is a sign for some good news in the future for Lucy’s sake more than anything.

supertails19 December 19, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #234388


SeeU December 19, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234389


CoolBad December 19, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234390

Oh noes now everyone’s gonna want him to tell how he got his blue scarf.
Wait, how did no one notice his scarf was blue BEFORE the party?

wowfood December 19, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234391

Haha. They are really not used to seeing mike in his old scarf even if it is a new one. Still though it made me laugh.

Wolf128 December 19, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234392

Blue?! :unsure:

Bittersweet_PauloxLucy December 19, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234393


Vizzums December 19, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234394


Elintepic December 19, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234395

Of course Daisy would be the first to notice. :smirk:

Fenfir December 19, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234396

Pink. :nope:

Lolwut December 19, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #234397

This be going on the news.

MECHEN DER KRIEGTΓ–RTILLEM December 19, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #234398

wait what about whats going on with Jessica?

bunnyclub December 19, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #234399


__raz__ December 19, 2012, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #234400

I’m with Abbey on this one. I don’t see what the big deal is. Is there some significance to everyone there that his scarf is blue now? Well, we can dig deep on this one. Maybe they think it means he and Lucy are buddies now, but none of them got wind of “December”, did they?
Maybe it’s like in Rurouni Kenshin when he got all dead serious with Udo Jin-e and said “Oro” after a longtime of not saying it, and everyone was like “word”. Sorry for those who don’t know Kenshin, but that’s the relation I can make.
Anyways, I’m with you Abbey. Totally feel out of place there.

Blank On Purpose December 19, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #234401

i feel left out
everyone has like a paragraph to comment about :unsure:
wasting people times

bleh December 19, 2012, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #234402

Cue Tess coming over and saying: “Saaaayyy Mike… where’s the scarf I gave you huh? You know things cost money?”
But yeah seriously overdramatisation for Gary Stu ehhh Mike again but sums up the only interesting part of Michael, his gay *** scarf. And yup, filler page…

Edit: And Buddy System was a canon thing that really happened? Geez, I’m really surprised Paulo and Mike are still talking, I mean come on… that’s worse then all the abuse he got from Lucy…
But then again, Michael is a masochistic bitch after all, isn’t he?

Katzenhund December 19, 2012, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #234403

Considering that he switched his scarf before the comic started being regularly colored, I feel left out too…

shaggy dog December 19, 2012, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #234404

People making comments about how they don’t understand the importance of Mike’s blue scarf makes me wonder just how many of them actually read Bittersweet Candy Bowl from the beginning? :/

Regardless, poor Abbey! Only showing up in the storyline much later! Perhaps they will explain to him in the next page… and perhaps inform our misunderstood readers as well. lD;

And Nikita, it’s called humor of the page. Just saying plain ol’ “Hey you got a blue scarf!” isn’t as comical as “HOLYCOWBLUE 8U”

Starmuttani December 19, 2012, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #234405

@ Starmuttani
IRREGARDLESS! But yes, I do see your point.
Still though, they’re gonna rape him.

Nikita December 19, 2012, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #234406

Took me a moment as so why they kept saying blue…XD At first I thought it was a codeword :B

Lolly December 19, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #234407

@shaggy dog

It IS tricky to know what color Mike’s scarf was previously as the comic used to be black and white; however the artist HAS colored filler pages that features Mike with a blue scarf. Like Yashy’s Birthday page! :3

Starmuttani December 19, 2012, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #234408

Also since no one else said it: BLUE STREAK SPEEDS BY… everybody should know the rest by now ;)
@Blank On Purpose: The scarf is important because it is part of his everyday attire. everybody made a big deal when they noticed he didn’t wear it in Wardrobe Malfunction. When he first wore the “other” scarf he got called out right away. So to me it is no surprise that, after not seeing him for awhile, the first thing his friends noticed was his new blue scarf. Everybody is probably thinking that everything is back to normal again.

I would not be surprised if they all wondered why Lucy isn’t here yet XD.
Everybody knows that Mike+scarf change=major change in story, Get ready for it since it’s coming 8-).

EDIT: Where’s Waldo? Oh I almost didn’t see you down there… anyways I have a question for you how would Paulo have Mike’s babies? Also I find it odd that he was one of the top 3 people to first notice mike’s scarf since he was oblivious to it in Buddy System.

supertails19 December 19, 2012, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #234409

And then everyone, except Abbey, wants Mike’s babies.

Waldo December 19, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #234410

Why only Blue? Why not red? Why not Green? Why not pick? Does Michael have something against these colors? Find out on the next panel of…BITTERSWEET CANDY BOWL THE ANIME. XD

HomelessBrozo December 19, 2012, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #234411

“I feel really out of place.”
Go home, Abbey.

Paulo was too busy staring into those green eyes to be noticing some wardrobe change. Them complicated teenage hormones.

Purin December 19, 2012, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #234412

Blue! So he got a diffrent color what’s the big deal

lov/hate/hurt December 19, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #234413

@Purin: I think Paulo was to busy trying to sneak some talk time with Jasmine by using Mike’s phone and NOT getting caught to notice Mike’s scarf. Of course your reason works out nicely since we all know how complicated teenage hormones are.

supertails19 December 19, 2012, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #234414

And once again my main man @Nikita drops a bomb on the entire situation, shout out to you man

lov/hate/hurt December 19, 2012, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #234415

Color change and suddenly he’s the talk of the party? Must feel nice to be noticed so easily like that. :/

Follarch December 19, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #234416

I honestly thought Blue was a name of a video game character and there was a special chapter I missed where he ended up being called Blue (like that one birthday(?) party where Daisy was given Daisy’s dress (from Mario) ). And then my mind went over all the possible video game characters I know who are named Blue.

I was like : WHAT. WHAT I’D MISS? O_O

It’s a good thing comments exist 8-D

Luna Kaleet December 19, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234417

YOU’RE MY BOY, BLUE!!! …you’re my boy…

Redneck December 19, 2012, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #234418

They’re blue, da ba dee da ba dum.

Shiloh December 19, 2012, 1:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #234419

OOOH The scarf! right!

Meissinh December 19, 2012, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #234420

So far, this chapter has just about described my attention span XD Also, BLUE!

Qsandas December 19, 2012, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #234421

wait hang on

Even if Abby hasn’t seen the old scarf, he should at least recognize that it’s a different color now? Bit odd that he feels left out.

Am I missing something? Sorry for nitpicking.

shaggy dog December 19, 2012, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #234422

And so the cycle begins again…. with BLUE :O

Subaru December 19, 2012, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #234423

lol Abby is the c-c-c-COMBO BREAKER! XD

Pat Ball December 19, 2012, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #234424

@shaggy dog he probily notices it, but doesn’t undersntand why everyone’s flipping sh*t.

ottur December 19, 2012, 3:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #234425

I don’t get it? :question:

JustSomeCritic December 19, 2012, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #234426

Gaaaay! I mean… Blue…. XD

sunny-lucy December 19, 2012, 4:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234427

I was wondering when the others would notice and comment on Mike having a blue scarf again :)

Wonder how Lucy will react? if reacting is something she can still do right now :(

DeathofInk December 19, 2012, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #234428

WTF’s wrong with BLUE? Oh yeah, HER. [ :D]

In other news:

… Cause I’m sick of being treated like I have before
Like it’s stupid standing for what I’m standing for

Like this war’s really just a different brand of war
Like it doesn’t cater the rich and abandon poor

Like they understand you in the back of the jet
When you can’t put gas in your tank

These ****ers are laughing their way to the bank and cashing the cheque
Asking you to have compassion and have some respect

For a leader so nervous in an obvious way
Stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay

And the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
In their living room laughing like “what did he say?”

Amen …

Crap. See ya next year. I Hope.

Lo December 19, 2012, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #234429

Welp. I just noticed Paulo’s looking more and more like his dad every time we see him. That kid’s hitting puberty like a freight train.

StushiJaguar December 19, 2012, 4:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #234430

STOP EVERYTHING!…Blue? :unsure:

Really I at least thought Daisy would have payed more attention to what he had on all the time, Susan too… ;_; :/

Abbey I know exactly what you mean.

Anon-Anon December 19, 2012, 5:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #234431

Blue’s Clues.

Copper December 19, 2012, 6:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #234432

Oh man…Blue? I don’t know what to believe anymore!

Cyandog182 December 19, 2012, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #234433

@Copper That show was awesome…Steve was great. **** Joe.

Dracain December 19, 2012, 6:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #234434

GAY! I mean BLUE!

7 December 19, 2012, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #234435

Of course, here in the UK we have Kevin so up until a couple of years ago I had never even heard of the American presenters.

Hunter X December 19, 2012, 6:58 AM EST.

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Kindle Kat December 19, 2012, 7:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #234437


ChaosGale December 19, 2012, 7:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #234438


Blue fox December 19, 2012, 7:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #234439

I love this page!

Ida star December 19, 2012, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #234440

Tess sure does have a lot of bowling pins in her house……………. or maybe they’re Sorry pieces………..

Huh? December 19, 2012, 8:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #234441

I mean blue…..

Kanna December 19, 2012, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #234442

What the Blue? XD

Seriously, I wonder what Mike is going to say to everyone in this party?

Nimbus26 December 19, 2012, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #234443

Completely forgot that Abby showed up after Mike got the Griffendor scarf. Also, BLUE!

The Real Lee December 19, 2012, 9:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #234444

I love abbey in the last panel XD bit awkward for ya huh buddy?
Also, blue. That is all.

Legion December 19, 2012, 10:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #234445

Wow people really are strange… Complaining about the scarf. Hell if my friend always wore a blue scarf then changed it, then changed it back to blue. My other friends and I would be yelling blue too. It’s a sentimental thing. Its an object they once associated with Mike, but disappeared but it’s back. Yeah the responses weren’t serious but it was a shock/jovial manner. At least that’s how I perceived it. Also I believe Abbey is the only one not to see Mike in the blue scarf?

chickencow December 19, 2012, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #234446

With everyone saying blue it reminds me of the song “Blue” by Eiffel 65.
Also, I’m surprised that everyone is now used to Mike’s yellow and orange scarf. He used to wear a blue scarf before and everyone forgot about that.

Keyblade Dragon December 19, 2012, 10:14 AM EST.

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Rusco Istar December 19, 2012, 11:00 AM EST.

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Rylan December 19, 2012, 11:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #234449

LOL Poor Michael.Everyone, except Abbey, Mike himself and Sandy, are just noticing the blue scarf is back. XD

Michelle December 19, 2012, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #234450

Also, BLUE! :unsure: Sorry Michael, but it had to be said.

Michelle December 19, 2012, 11:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #234451

Wasn’t Mikes first blue scarf blue because it was the same shade of Lucy’s eyes?

sharpel December 19, 2012, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #234452

Aww poor Abbey
He never got the in-reference.

Wr3h December 19, 2012, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #234453

i saw that coming a mile away

mymanleo December 19, 2012, 12:16 PM EST.

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lobster gang December 19, 2012, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #234455

Paulo is looking more and more like his dad every day. :D

The Ebola Virus December 19, 2012, 2:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #234456

Abbey is starting to look like his dad. That’s really cute in a sadistic way. :unsure:

Zetsumei Einsamkeit Yaumi December 19, 2012, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #234458

Mikie seems really surprised in the 4th panel

Tcj333 December 19, 2012, 3:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #234459

Ladies and gentlemen this is the calm before the storm.

Seriously Mike why does do wear that ****EN thing! You got it because of Lucy, you got a blue one because of Lucy! SERIOUSLY MIKE! You that shallow you wear just because :D gave it to you! -_-
Does he have a thing for taller women? Lucy is the shortest out of all of them.

Mike: Sandy gave it to me, after I told her I wanted Lucy dead. I STILL DO!
What you don’t think so? http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p15.html AND http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p16.htmlANDhttp://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/ p18.htmlAND especially: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p19.html
Shallow piece of ****! http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c71/p20.html, she send that nice message apologizing for you ignoring her for the past 3 months! Your a piece of work Mike you really are.
I love the sweat is looks so real! Nice work Taeshi(I am remembering how to spell it without copy and paste ^.^). I think he is going to have nervous break! Where have I seen those before in BCB?

Abbey you never saw the Blue scarf before that’s right… *stabs Tess to death* DAMN you are your Satanic SCARF!

Someone December 19, 2012, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #234461

Everyone: “Blue! BLUE! BLUUUUUUUUE!!”

David: “MY EYES!!!”

Chocothunda December 19, 2012, 5:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #234462

Go to sleep… if you know what i mean ;)

Pillow December 19, 2012, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #234463

personaly i would have prefear that he had another color of scarf , like marking another stage of like even
but i see the symbolism of going back to blue
nice page

Dracke21 December 19, 2012, 6:32 PM EST.

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Mightyena December 19, 2012, 6:56 PM EST.

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Candy munch December 19, 2012, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #234466

Of course it’s blue. He IS a boy. Right?
Anyone gonna answer that?

Pyre_of_Onyx December 19, 2012, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #234467

t sure pyre_of_onyx

Miki December 19, 2012, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #234468

Aww I love Abbey

Dave December 19, 2012, 10:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #234469

I think Mike should own a black scarf to match his soul.

Though I suppose all of them would freak out if lucy lost her bow or Daisy stopped wearing her pearls. Hahaha it’s the trademark gear that freak people out. Or maybe everyone thinks Lucy is back with him? No one knew that the scarf had to do with Sandy’s bow other than Mike. He never told anyone, so everyone assumed it was related to Lucy.

In all seriousness though, I think people are actually that attuned to minor similarities in the features of their friends.

Also, I feel like their should be more santa hats or christmas gear. Come on Taeshi, haha what kind of Christmas party doesn’t have at least ONE person in a cheesy lame sweater? Tis the season!

I_Love_Lucy December 19, 2012, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #234470

Wait… When was Paulo so tall? And adult looking?…Is that his dad!? :nope:

Anon-Anon December 19, 2012, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #234471

I guess everyone was sick of getting dressed up, or at least decided that the Christmas party was more important than the new years one, and therefore needed more formal attire. ( or attire at all )

honeybee December 19, 2012, 10:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #234472

I wonder, is the old blue scarf still in his locker collecting mold, did he throw it away, or did he wash it?

sen December 20, 2012, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #234473

Looks like everyone’s becoming happy-happyists!

JimmyP424 December 20, 2012, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #234474

Ah! I haven’t seen you post a comment for awhile. Anyway I believe this is after Christmas. Remember Abbey was wearing a cheesy lame green Christmas sweater at the last party. Wait the scarf is blue to match Sandy… You soulless *******! It was Lucy who said you should get one. Now I want to hang him with that Scarf! I agree give him a black scarf. Better yet a black and red one.

Red and black are colors that together symbolize evil.

I am wondering who put the scarf in his locker? Also why did he look so disgusted by the sight of it?

Someone December 20, 2012, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #234475

Posted image

Zero December 20, 2012, 6:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #234476

Next update: the end of the world (and the beginning of winter)

Zany December 20, 2012, 12:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #234477

i just now got why abbey felt out of place, am i slow?

Rachel Peculiar December 20, 2012, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #234478

Blue da ba dee da ba die!

BlossomWolf December 20, 2012, 5:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #234479

Same, and I haven’t read from the beginning. Just makes sense to me that if the characters are making a big deal about something, it is in fact a big deal.

CC December 20, 2012, 6:15 PM EST.

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So which one of these guys is Mr. Carpainter?

CC December 20, 2012, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #234481

Taeshi I swear to god you like akward moments if they think mike is back with Lucy again.

Marik Ishtar December 20, 2012, 6:21 PM EST.

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I was apartment shopping the other day haha so I missed the update. I’m getting a co-op cause I’m an engineering student.

Yeah from how it seems from that “Just beautiful chapter” Mike fell for Sandy as a kid and whenever Lucy told him to get a scarf he decided to get one to match Sandy’s blue ribbon in her hair.

I_Love_Lucy December 20, 2012, 6:42 PM EST.

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abbey- i dont get it . _ .

cryptic grimmoire December 20, 2012, 8:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #234484

OMG I love how everyone’s like “BLUUUUE” lol “MOTHER LOVING BUUUUUUE!” >w

BluePuppyBell December 20, 2012, 10:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #234529

Ahhh, yes. The blue scarf. I was wondering when everyone was going to notice! Poor Abbey, so left out. Then again, he WAS introduced to them after years of them all knowing each other. Still an important character, though, guys! Important for the ships!

In all seriousness, though, I feel bad that they’re all excited about the blue scarf, but he has it to match Sandy. It has nothing to do with Lucy.

Miaaa December 21, 2012, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #234549

Why is everyone freaking out about the blue scarf? i mean i KNOW the story part but everyone else SHOULDN’T know. Like Paulo shouldn’t even care. The only reason anyone should care is if they paid enough attention to see that sandy wears a blue ribbon. The only people who would do that are the girls. Paulo might, but if he did then he is showing that he actualy cares alot more about mike than he is letting on. Only a true friend would rib you for wearing a scarf to match your girlfriend.

KitsuneHonor December 22, 2012, 5:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #234551

On a completely unrelated note id like to ask how mike ties his scarf? i happen to have gotten one as an early present (its cold here in South Dakota) And i like how his sits

KitsuneHonor December 22, 2012, 5:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #235958

I only just realised the significance behind the blue scarf while I was taking my English Exam.

Stickman18 January 7, 2013, 11:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #241713

It took Paulo a week to realize Mike’s scarf was gone in the archives, so he didn’t notice the color change when he was with Mike in buddy system. Problem solved 8-D

Sambo March 25, 2013, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #245083

The funniest part is the fact that the filler where Paulo was wasting Mike’s minutes on his phone, Mike was wearing a blue scarf in.

Dualgunner May 6, 2013, 12:36 PM EST.

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Carindel Girl September 22, 2013, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #265269

Da buh dee dah buh dai!


I thought that was the end and now I’ve missed so much and archive panic AAHH! and missed incentive comics AAAAAAHH! and I can’t think of a third thing but it feels weird without one so AAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!

talinuva November 12, 2013, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #284579

BLUE IT”S THE END OF THE WORLD Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey

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