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73. Ten Seconds to Midnight, page posted 12/21/12

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Comment ID #234486

What’s that you say? A moments peace? Aww Hell NO!
I would laugh if Paulo turned to her, put on a pair of badass glasses that he produced from nowhere and said, “Which one?”. That would probably be the best way to diffuse an awkward situation, ever. Of course, little does Paulo know that Lucy’s being sent to Northern Siberia until she can get her **** together.
Still though, kind of amazed the ‘Blue!’ thing didn’t carry on for longer. Seems like the perfect place to introduce a joke or awkward situation.
Also, in the last panel, Suprise Buttsecks.
@ Demetrois
It’s Nikita and you can edit your previous comment. You don’t have to post another one.

Nikita December 21, 2012, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #234487

Can’t resist…..FIRST lolzlolozlzolzolzolzloz

Demetrois December 21, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234488

Which one? The one that is currently his girlfriend or the one he is actually thinking about? Maybe he is thinking about both, nah he wouldn’t be dumb enough to conflict himself during a party… uhh forget that last part.

He is most likely thinking about Lucy, the emotionally distraught girl that he last saw locked in her room. That girl needs some serious hug time from a friend.

supertails19 December 21, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234489

:I Dangit Nakita

Demetrois December 21, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234490

Poor Paulo, so many of the womenz he wants

Order_66 December 21, 2012, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234491


Sahchan December 21, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234492

Oh Snap! **** is about to go down with our usually scheduled teen drama!

Catswing December 21, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234493


MORE DRAMA I freaking love this comic teashi is awesome.
Cant wait to see where this is headed!

Stephano December 21, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234494

The world is ending and I’m just sitting here reading cat comics. Life well spent!

Anon December 21, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #234495

I think Tess needs to stop sometimes. Paulo still has feelings for her and the “just pals” approach she’s trying to use around him just hurts him.

then again, that could be the look of someone that knows that his girlfriend isn’t ready for that type of step in their relationship and he’s nervous.

sen December 21, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #234496

Hey, it’s the badass cats from that one aerial view when Lucy was having a flashback!

Bleh December 21, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #234497


EXTRASOLID December 21, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #234498

Baaaawwww, Paulo! If he really is missing certain white furred kitty, then this is just too adorable. <3

Lolly December 21, 2012, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #234499

Who are these people, and how and why are they at Tess’ party, I thought she was hated by most of the school???

wowfood December 21, 2012, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #234500

XDwhew, i relize now that the white one has brown eyes. what a sec…TAESHI YOUR A TROLL AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH HHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 Furious Abbey D:

EXTRASOLID December 21, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #234501

Awwww the 4th panel is so very very sweet with the doggy girl and the kitten boy. (At least I think it’s a dog due to the floppy ears.) It’s nice that there are pairings like that (even if they are background characters)

And I guess Tess DOES have a few more friends then only the BCB Cast, even though they are probably all seniors or neighbours but who the hell knows. Good to know at least not the whole school is against her anymore.

Oh and Jazz will never let Paulo into her panties, she’s already really really concious about him even touching her. I think she just secretely likes to hang around with him but would like to be the older (or dominant) one in the relationship… plus Paulo doesn’t exactly have the best reputation

Katzenhund December 21, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #234502

I wonder if Tess suspect it’s Lucy that Paulo is thinking of?

Speaking of which, I wonder if her absence will be notice once again?

Nimbus26 December 21, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #234503

So the world is going to end, and this is all you give us?

Tae, I was expecting better for the final comic of BCB.

You’d better hope the world doesn’t end tomorrow, otherwise its going to be a major disappointment to everyone involved.

Titanium Dragon December 21, 2012, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #234504

@wowfood: rich ppl will always find themselves surrounded by others, no matter how much of an *** you are

sen December 21, 2012, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #234505

@Nikita: Why Northern Siberia? :question: She has a better chance of her family unknowingly sending her to this party filled with people she doesn’t know or doesn’t want to talk with. This could (and most likely will) cause some unintentional drama. Just think about it Mike, Lucy, Paulo, and the rest of the cast in the same room :smirk:, it will only be a matter of time before something big happens. If nothing happens I will most likely be laughing by the end of this chapter. I think the word is Dramedy it is a comedy and a drama so either way I won’t be disappointed 8-).

Lucy could talk to Paulo and i’m sure he’d be willing to talk to her since he’s probably worried about her BUT the moment Jasmine shows up Paulo better get his act together or he could end up losing a great girl in his life. Who that girl will be, heh I have no way of knowing only one person knows that and I am more than willing to wait until she is ready to let us know what the future holds. Until then ON TO THE ARCHIVES. 8-D

@Anon: Agreed, I will stay here in front of my computer enjoying my BCB until the world is “supposedly” going to end and I will laugh and eat chips when the world is still here tomorrow and I will say “I Knew It the world wasn’t going to end hah!”

supertails19 December 21, 2012, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #234506

And I say Lulz because your comment broke the rules known by most people here, which is why the comment was deleted.

TraceLegacySSOF December 21, 2012, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #234507

I thank thee Lord for putting the creator of this wonderful comic on the planet and sparing our sorry sinful asses from the balls-shrinkingly horrific Mayapocalypse, which may have involved million-degree hellfire from beneath the earth cooking us Xtra-crispy while we scream pathetically and in vain.

To T: Give your Souppy the biggest, most love-filled hug of his entire life, go to a church and then pound’em til he can’t stand no more! Glorify thine day! AMEN!

Lo December 21, 2012, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #234508

Paulo and Jasmine are still hooked up, right? Or did Jasmine have to
Play softball
Do Karate
Do homework
Play the piano
Write a sonnet
Chess Club
Robotics Club
Art Project
Engineering project
Program Deep Blue 2.0
And clean the kitchen
instead of going to the party?
Also, if anyone’s wondering, Operation: Give Girlfriend Christmas Chocolates was a total success.
Curtisimo - Ghirdellhi. Mmm.

Curtisimo December 21, 2012, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #234509

Paulo: I’ll just take one off the counter.

Lo December 21, 2012, 1:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #234510

Awkward zone has been entered

Subaru December 21, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #234511

I feel like Tess would be a good friend to confide to. She’s been through a lot and seems like a good listener. ( Remember when Mike told her all about Lucy? ) Although if I were to go to any of the characters for advice or just a chat it would obviously be Lily.
P.s., Paulo looks like a total stud in the first panel. <3

honeybee December 21, 2012, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #234512

Hey Guys guess what, no more BBBLLLUUUEEE

CoolBad December 21, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #234513

Taeshi’s words of wisdom.

Wolftail December 21, 2012, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #234514

Paulo… what are you thinking…?

Just-a-Lurker December 21, 2012, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #234515

You know, taeshi is almost always first anyway, so don’t bother.

It angers the BCB gods

Zany December 21, 2012, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #234517

Dear god Paulo you could at LEAST think about your own girlfriend, you know, the one you’re DATING?!
Seriously though, Paulo needs to get over his Lucy issues if he wants a healthy relationship with Jasmine -_-

Nautilus December 21, 2012, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #234518

…Where the hell did all of these people come from???? Tess doesn’t even have that many friends! Just the round table bunch who da faqu are all these other people?!?!!

Niji December 21, 2012, 3:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #234519

I can’t even….. !!! Reading this comic seriously makes me cry. I am Lucy, basically. Same personality quirks and I’ve been through the same thing. Told my best guy friend I loved him and he basically told me no, and then it mutated into this huge thing where he had a girl and told me he hated me. Long and complicated, but it was years back, I’m 20 and a college student now. The thing I hate and LOVE about this comic is that it reminds me so much of myself from 7 years ago I start getting watery eyed. I want to see Lucy happy so badly, and she needs to go to someone who accepts her for who she is. Like I did. So she needs Paulo! IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN AND OH MY GOD I’M GOING TO CRY I HATE WAITING SO MUCH WHY DO I READ A COMIC WITH SO MUCH SUSPENSE?

MikaMonster December 21, 2012, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #234520

Guys give Paul a break, the way I read the panels he’s seeing all the other happy couples (note that there is only 1 of the 3 girls that he actually knows therefor a good indication he’s not just thinking of banging them) and wishes Jasmine was there to spend the party with him.

Correct me if I’m wrong but Taeshi will reveal in time.

Lecterl December 21, 2012, 4:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #234521

I actually had a dream involving this update last night, except it was a joke page for the apocalypse - the “BLUUUUUUE” shouts kept escalating until the house exploded, and in the final frame Lucy was walking away from the wreckage with an evil grin on her face.

I have some weeeird dreams.

Hunter X December 21, 2012, 5:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #234522

I’m just waiting for something serious to happen, like Lucy knocking skulls together. I see the lightening, now release the thunder. Sad is as sad does, until it get’s ****** and starts wrecking things.
Oh, and a side: looks like doomsday has failed to arrive…again. So, what’s the next failed prediction going to be? 2666 or something stupid like that? If anything is going to bring doomsday, it’s not going to be at the hand of a divine force, but a very foreseeable and mortal one.

Blank On Purpose December 21, 2012, 5:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #234523

Damn it, Paulo! You had one job!

Gryph December 21, 2012, 6:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #234524

After the fourth panel, can anyone say cold shower?

Kindle Kat December 21, 2012, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #234525

Back to the blue comments, Mike would actually do well to join Happy-Happyism. He might learn a thing or two, and he’s already wearing blue, so he’ll fit right in.

If you don’t get it, play EarthBound.

Renadt December 21, 2012, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #234526

………………………. waaaaait…………………….. panel four -second couple…………………….. Hinata and Naruto?

Huh? December 21, 2012, 9:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #234527

Poor Paulo, so conflicted. While he still has a girlfriend, he still has feelings for Lucy as always ever since they met. So much conflict and he doesn’t know what to do. Such an agitating drama is what makes me sometimes get quite anxious.

Keyblade Dragon December 21, 2012, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #234528

Oh look! The plot’s back!

Kikren December 21, 2012, 10:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #234530

But paulo let me be your girlfriend.

Paulos GF December 21, 2012, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #234532

Poor paulo either doesn’t have a girlfriend anymore, that or she’s just not coming. I’d really hope it’s the first one. Jasmin could do better. But, I would like to see Tess and Paulo together again.

Rylan December 21, 2012, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #234533

Ok so “hall of the mountain king” is playing in my head as I read this chapter.

Iris December 21, 2012, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #234534

Isn’t Jazz gone for new years…

DarkCrystal828 December 21, 2012, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #234535

Did….did everyone forget that…? Isn’t that why he’s upset? (or partly why?)

EDIT: Oh wait, she’s coming back on new years. Nevermind then~

DarkCrystal828 December 21, 2012, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #234536

Paulo knows, or should know by now the only one that can hurt Lucy’s feeling is Mike! When he is going to get the balls do something other than walk around with a sad look on his face? I know he is jealous(of the couples), he likes Jasmine but probably would rather be with Lucy. Its like Middle school again! Or maybe not. Its pretty clear that by now Lucy just wants someone to accept and love her for who she is, and that person is mainly Paulo. She probably would kill to have a real friend. If Paulo wants to have Lucy all he has to do is just, in a kind manner if possible, dump Jasmine. Jasmine is a prude? Wait Paulo can’t see Lucy because of Jordan, so why doesn’t he just tell Lucy’s family that this is Mike’s doing. Jordan does say one of you did this.
Ok Paulo, pull Mike to the side ask him about Lucy. He will either walk away, try to change the subject or some other bs. But keep on him. I don’t think he honestly cares. He knows Mike and Lucy have a bad relationship and they were forced to work on a project together. Come on he has even seen she is hurting.

I picked on Mike for having no remorse. But does anyone but Lucy’s family even care! Thought process of the main cast: “Mike doesn’t like Lucy and has been avoiding her. They are forced to work a project together. Lucy doesn’t appear. Lucy doesn’t show up to Tess’ party. Let’s have fun!” Seriously? Are they just dumb? I think that is their thought process. Don’t believe me? Have you been reading the comic? Especially this chapter.

Last party Sue talked to Mike, we need Tess to drink some more beer ;) if you catch my drift. Seriously Mike is continually dodging bullets left and right. I hope when he gets home before he calls his “Angel” he takes to sometime to be AT LEAST thankful that he dodged those bullets. :/

The last sentence you stated is so true, so true.

She is too tall… to look Like Lucy.

This almost escaped my eyes, left side of Panel 3. Now I am going OH MY GOD MIKE! Your actually enjoying your life without your “Angel”… HOLY FLIPPEN ****!

Someone December 21, 2012, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #234539

I really, REALLY like how Paulo physically looks older in the first few panels…

Then his mature look is replaced by that of the awkward teenager.

Oh Paulo. :D

Yaschiri December 21, 2012, 11:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #234540

Paulo got the blue balls?

Fluffy December 21, 2012, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #234541

Wow, do you see the chapter before it even gets updated, write your comment on notepad, copy, and then paste + post when comic is actually updated? you’re like…always first aside from Taeshi O.e
so many cases have been like that lately…I can’t say I’ve felt that feeling, though I’ve felt a very similar heart pain, if not worse. I almost died then, litterally, due to an attempt at suicide, but, well, it was alright in the end. My heart still hurts when I think of her(no, i’m a girl, i’m just bi) and it’s still hard for me to sleep at night thinking about her. Seeing Lucy makes me think of myself too and it hurts, but I just love the character development and the whole story. She needs to be with people who really care and take her mind off the pain aswell as to give her confidence in herself again. I love this comic and I’ll keep reading it till the end <3

@Taeshi I love your work and I hope it keeps up, also Merry Xmas :3

Also, everyone, i seriously doubt he’s thinking about Lucy, though there is still that small chance. He’s probably feeling lonely since Jazz isn’t there with him like the other couples there.

KuroYuki December 21, 2012, 11:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #234542

what the **** blue? bahaha

tanith December 22, 2012, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #234544

Tess’s index finger, what r U doing? Tess’s index finger, STAHP

You know, I must say I admire Abby. Even though he’s well aware he’s a replacement boyfriend until Mike finally realise he’s into curly n’ chubby girls, he’s keeping his cool face all the time. Even though Daisy is around Mike ALL THE GODDAMN TIME. Seriously, they’re studying together, she’s around him during the party. How about some attention for her boyfriend? Oh yeah, I forgot, there’s two of those: placeholder one, and preferred one.

Oh, and there’s of course Paulo. Proving that having placeholder and preferred bf/gf is awwwwwwww-right since there’s two people doing this act already. If Mike wouldn’t get closer to having his preffered gf, we would have three people (cat-people?) doing this ****. Seriously, there’s something wrong here. And I’m not saying it’s the lack of Thanatos threatening to remove some characters genitalia, though I surely miss that.

Commander_Zero December 22, 2012, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #234545

Tess is obviously jelly of Jaz, and obviously is trying to hint around to Paulo that she wants him Somali meat.

Marik December 22, 2012, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #234546


Akado_Omoi December 22, 2012, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #234547

Tess has since gone through a redemption arc. Only a few hardcore hold outs like that pink cat (can’t recall her name right now) are still giving her hell. The rest have pretty much let bygones be bygones since paulo and the rest of the group stood up for her in public and have since stopped giving her guff for her past.

strider December 22, 2012, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #234548

the second panel with couples reminds me of taeshi and suitcase :)

Sam December 22, 2012, 2:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #234550

So, is Paulo thinking about
(A.) The girl he has a crush on but was rejected by
(B.) The girl he has a crush on but wont ask out because she is hurt
(C.) The girl hes dating but isn’t there with him at the time
(D.) Mike the gay love interest according to many a fleet of ships
or (E.) David… just because

I apologize for the last two answers as i really can’t stop myself from trolling sometimes.

KitsuneHonor December 22, 2012, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #234554

Ohgod. My brain. I love reading comments. As much as I love seeing @Nikita second. ;3 Or @Thanatos trolling the ever-living **** out of.everyone.

Yaschiri December 23, 2012, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #234557

I find it quite interesting that Paulo first looks at Daisy.
On a side-note I keep seeing Thanatos’s name as Thanos.


Wr3h December 23, 2012, 11:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #234559

Awww Paulo was thinking about Lucy. That’s why he was embarrassed when Tess called him out. I like how the couple he was looking at was an orange cat like him and a pure white girl kitty like Lucy.

We all know Taeshi does these things on purpose.

That cat couple could have been Lucy and Paulo with some adjustments. Poor guy really needs to break up with Jaz. He is denying himself his own happiness. I think a lot of people do this to themselves. I know so many people who stay with people because they love them, but they don’t stay together because they are in love them.

There is just such a difference. Real love is like lightening, and it won’t strike the same two people more than once. (Or if it does it is highly unlikely).

Paulo needs to go for it. Now or never, while he has the chance.

I_Love_Lucy December 23, 2012, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #234561

Or they don’t want their lives to revolve around Lucy. I mean, I am a huge fan of Lucy, but I don’t think everyone should have to make her business their only business.

m is for wolf December 23, 2012, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #234563

We all know he’s thinking of lucy. Tess buddie buddie aproach is kinda obvouse. As for Paulo and Jazzmine i don’t see them ever even kissing. The so called man ***** wont even touch her. Probaly because of the mistakes he’s made be4

JustSomeCritic December 23, 2012, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #234564

Last time I remember checking Jazzmine was off with family in another state or something for the holidays, so how he could really be spending time with her I’ve got no idea. (also the point of why Mike’s cell phone bill was apparently so high as he was using Mikes phone xD)

With the sub point of the fact that he’s seeing all the other happy couples there and wishing that he was there with her, though pending on the time I could also slightly expect Tess to do something insane like throw his arse onto an uber jet plane to get him there right before midnight for a midnight kiss xD but that’s in my la la land of wonderfulness.

DChan December 23, 2012, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #234565

@m is for wolf
I didn’t say they need to make their lives revolve around her but Paulo is the only one who really treats like friend. Sue even tells Lucy when they find out Lucy loves Mike, that she has more the just Mike as a friend. So where is good old Sue? Partying and forgetting about Lucy of course. This chapter is only on page 7. But this is after Christmas? so roughly a week later and Lucy seems to be forgot about other than Paulo and Jessica.

I really hope Paulo does dump Jasmine. They are more like friends that i guess BF/GF. Paulo’s heart belongs to Lucy.

Ya know I used to hate the whole idea of PauloxLucy, but now its really growing on me and I think it would be best. :)

Someone December 23, 2012, 10:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #234626

Paulo might actually be having thoughts about Daisy~

not that I prefer Lucy X Paulo or Daisy X Paulo

it just seems that way

cryptic grimmoire December 24, 2012, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #234644

I really hope this chapter has some more LucyXPaulo. That is literally my OTP. :’D

Jupi December 24, 2012, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #234793

Daaaaaamn, Paulo. Dating Jasmine, lingering feelings for Tess, confused about Daisy, pining after Lucy…

Pikachu December 27, 2012, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #254936

third couple reminds me of daisy and another one… just saying…

agangan July 26, 2013, 8:53 AM EST.

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