74. Curtain Call, page posted 2/11/13

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Curtain Call — Page 1
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Comment ID #238561

Well, well… what do we have here? Seems we’re finally going to catch the matinée.

I can taste the drama already.

Someone February 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238562

What’s going on here? I sometimes wish that Taeshi used her message thing to explain what’s going on, rather than get our hopes up that it’s a David chapter… and then crush them.
In retrospect, it may just be a movie or something that’s loosely related to introduce the chapter. Still confused though. Who are those people, are there even any twins in the entire story that we know about? Why do they live in a cabin? Why does it only appear to have one room?

Nikta February 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238563

Finally, the play :) I’ve been waiting for this! This is gonna be an awesome chapter :D And I love how the backdrop is drawn!

Anon February 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238564

New peeps?

bjk February 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238565

Wait where did this come from

kdebones February 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238566

The title of the chapter is Curtain Call so i’m just going to take a wild guess and say it is time for a play… sweet :). This chapter seems very lighthearted so far, I wonder how long that will last.

supertails19 February 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238567


Who tha what tha what?

Some people are saying this is the play chapter… If it is…

This is going to be interesting.

Tom-the-Foxey February 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238568

Seems someone beat me on first comment but hey a baby :D

The baby man February 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238569

The play is finally back? Cool, maybe we’ll finally figure out what the heck it’s actually about.

Zorak February 11, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #238570

it’s time for the play

God February 11, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238571

Who are they…?


Von Vampire February 11, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238572

A new challenger approaches

Jevan February 11, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238573

Oh, Christ… A lot of people update in 20 seconds!

Von Vampire February 11, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238574

I like the drawing in the background. :)

Ardoasms5 February 11, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238575

I have a feeling this will be about Augustus :D

Rei February 11, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #238576

Well that’s just silly to have bundles with nothing actually in there. Very silly.

Ace February 11, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #238577

The plaaaaay chapter! finally! Oh damn but this means some intense drama cuz dont lucy and mike have parts together?
By the way I really like how you did a different style of art to show the background. Very creative, and it works really well.

ashtheghost February 11, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #238578

Yay! The play is here! Now the question is, will Lucy and Mike be able to hold it together?

Floweramon February 11, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #238579

Hopefully it is the play

Pepe Le Pew February 11, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

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OHMYGOD February 11, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #238581

Um ok so Im not recognizing those particular cats. MUST. HAVE. BACKSTORY! :unsure:

(lol, jk, Lets just get on with it all ready! :love: )

Frodomann1 February 11, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

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Ghostykins February 11, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #238583

I…feel like I missed…something. Perhaps Auggie had a twin sister and those are his parents.

foolishprototype001 February 11, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #238584

This chapter has already started in tragedy. Twin milano babies…in Boone county to boot. Somebody’s getting lynched.

Purin February 11, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #238585

What does everyone mean by the ‘play chapter’ and what’s going on? Two new faces with two babies in a cabin? Nevermind I understand what y’all mean by play chapter. (my mind was a little slow there for a second)

John February 11, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

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Rioo February 11, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #238587

This chapter will be about how Lucy and Mike are really brother and sister and were separated at birth and adopted into different families lol

Lysonder February 11, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #238588

Read the description of this chapter in the Archive.

“Sue’s big production finally takes the stage.”

This can only mean the play. At last!

Jax February 11, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #238589

@ Lysonder
And they kissed… Eww. Then again, Star Wars.

Nikita February 11, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

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That would make any romantic feelings or actions between the two of the rather awkward, no?

Frodomann1 February 11, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #238591

Well the trees DO look like a backdrop.

Telta February 11, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #238592

@Nikita: Look at the trees and then look at the house. The trees are just the background for a play, not part of a movie. Also, Taeshi was being sarcastic about the David chapter… I thought this would have been clear since there were only a few appearances from David. Umm, you don’t think she was being serious about the Molly thing… because I can tell you right now it is not happening, unless she decides to make an April fools page about it… nah she’d sooner make an April fools page about David going on a date with Jasmine.

Also, there are no twins, but we do know a female cat that is the play and has a bow of the same pink color. We also know a male cat that is in the play and has a scarf of the same blue color… this is a “In the beginning” page that starts off a play with the main characters as babies.

I really need to learn the name of the pink and blue things… i’m just going to save myself some trouble and call them blankets.

supertails19 February 11, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #238593


That made my night.

Telta February 11, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #238594

@ Supertails
I know she was being sarcastic, but that doesn’t mean we all weren’t secretly hoping she was telling the truth. Also, I highly doubt the play has started already, because that would rid Taeshi of the pleasure of showing the drama beforehand. And, those people are likely the main characters and, seeing as Lucy and Mike are the main characters, I don’t think those are them. Unless, of course, Mike suddenly has breasts and hair. :unsure:
Lastly, Lucy and Mike aren’t playing Lucy and Mike, and therefore, why would they have the bow and scarf they are known for.

Nikita February 11, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #238595

The play chapter? alright.

Yxela007 February 11, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #238597

wait so if this is the play and lucy and mike are the lead roles, so there has to be a kiss scene right?

Aris February 11, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #238598

Lucy is going to hang herself at the end. BAM.

I don’t think I’ve ever commented this much in one sitting.

Telta February 11, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #238599

The last panel made me think of mismatched slippers for some reason.

Mewzia February 11, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #238600

Haha! I have chortles! Nobody understands what is going on here but a select few! Oh geez. You know what’s kinda funny, is that Sue avoids drama at all costs, yet, writes a PLAY, and puts Mike and Lucy as main roles, king and queen drama right there. One more thing, if they are both babies here, or at least their characters, does that mean that they are brother and sister in the play? Hmm, if so, then you can all kiss romantic MikexLucy play action goodbye… People will be sad.

Alaystus February 11, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #238601

@Nikita: I realize that Mike and Lucy are probably not going to play themselves in front of the whole school(seriously that would terrible… bringing drama from their personal lives into a play for the sake of adding drama). It would be very interesting to see how the school reacts though :smirk:.

Anyways, I just meant that the colors are their trademarks so you can expect to see them as the main characters, not the role that they are playing… for some reason you though I was saying that they are going to be playing as Mike and Lucy which seems silly. Unless Sue is planning to have them act like they did in the past and then have them transition into how they are acting right now… that would be enough to get me to see a play again and the crowd could give Mike and Lucy some well needed feedback from people they would actually listen to(principal, teachers, parents, etc.) :D.

@Alaystus: I believe that is the point. No kissing and hugging from these 2 just some brotherly and sisterly bickering… if they are actually brother and sister in this play. I seriously hope not or else this play just might end in disaster… wait it might end in disaster anyways so why am I worried about Mike and Lucy playing as brother and sister? Oh right, I have a conscience :/.

supertails19 February 11, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #238602

Sue’s probably trying to make this cathartic and say “Hey Mike and Lucy you’re like siblings so it’s okay that you fight but you should make up because you share so much.” Which is better than what I was assuming in initially imagining the play as MikexLucy fanfic. Then again, if it didn’t work during rehearsals, I doubt actually performing the play will. It depends on the crowd, simmering feelings, and all that jazz, mostly the fact that Mike “can’t act for crap”. Will he stand for this public humiliation?

P.S. Taeshi I love the texture on the prop background!

Hazel February 11, 2013, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #238603

@ Supertails
No, I didn’t think you meant that. I was just saying that because they are not Mike and Lucy, the colors should, logically, mean nothing.

Nikita February 11, 2013, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #238604

@Nikita: I guess it’s better if we find out by ourselves what the chapter is about ;) even if it takes at least 10 pages to do it XD For me it makes it more interesting

KarmaKitty February 11, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #238605

@Nikita: … You realize that Mike was cast as the leading male character and Lucy was cast as the leading female character. I am definitely confused by what you meant when you said “I was just saying that because they are not Mike and Lucy…” :question:.

@Hazel: Mike’s bad acting will play a good part in helping people see right through him. I’m more worried about whether they can all keep their cool in front of a huge crowd of people… and i’m pretty sure they won’t stick to what the lines were back in rehearsals and they are going to go very off script :( .

supertails19 February 11, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #238606

@ Supertails
I meant as far as the characters they are playing.

Nikita February 11, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #238607

Where I live it isn’t even Monday yet. :|

Riot February 11, 2013, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #238608

*gasp* the PLAY! now we finally get to see sue’s brilliant plan put into motion…

Bleh February 11, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #238609

You just lightened up my day :D

oo February 11, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #238610

So I might be completely wrong, but the blue might signify Mike and the red/pink might signify Lucy? Could be reading the symbolism the wrong way. Heh, it could be a Star Wars thing where Lucy is like, “but Mike, I am your sister.” Then Mike says, “Eh, let’s get married anyways.”
Curtain Call also seems to suggests this might be a play? If so, I’m reading the symbolism way off. Then again, Taeshi says “Yep, it’s finally happening”. Yep, what’s finally happening? Something big? You make it sound like something a majority of the readership has been waiting for.
In any event, if it is a play and it is being directed by Sue, and I get to see her, I’ll be satisfied. She seems like such a solid and balanced person, it’s like a sigh of relief just to see her face every now and then.
In addition, if Lucy and Mike are having a love relationship in the play then yes, this is going to get “hella” dramatic. Mike is probably going to stiff Lucy and she’s going to slap him, and then Sue is going to have to wade in there…and augh.

Blank On Purpose February 11, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #238612

I like the lumberjack.

Demetrois February 11, 2013, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #238613

what the is the babies dead or too tiny to be seen? and what happened to david chapter :(

mymanleo February 11, 2013, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #238614

Before I realized it was the play, and I saw the pink and blue, I had a split second where I thought to myself: “WHAT. NO. WHAT?” then I remembered the play, and was thankful that Lucy and Mike are not related.

The_End February 11, 2013, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #238615

@Bleh and @bleh: You 2 realize you pretty much have the same name, right?

@Blank On Purpose: I suspect a lot of harsh words will fly before we get to any actual slapping. That “something a majority of the readership has been waiting for” is this play… the moment were Mike and Lucy finally see each other for the first time since December… time-wise anyways(not gonna count Starting Over or Turning Tides since chronologically they occurred in the past). This is a big moment, we will see how Mike and Lucy react to one another in an environment surrounded by witnesses ;).

Good night.

supertails19 February 11, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #238616

Ha I can’t wait!

shaaa February 11, 2013, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #238617

you guys have no idea how long i have been waiting for this. waiting for ses master plan to either end drama or start ww3 i am kalling it something big something changing :smirk:

killer kool February 11, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #238618

@Nikita. Looks like you are developing an arch enemy ;)

Lord of Time February 11, 2013, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #238619

Hey wait…. That was the first time I ever commented!!! I’m surprised at myself for waiting so long!!!

Lord of Time February 11, 2013, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #238620

Ahhhh!!!! The play!!! Finally!!! So excited!!!

Knuc February 11, 2013, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #238621

“Yep, it is finally happening!” So you finally decided to do a chapter all about Sue?

I’m kidding. I know it’s about the play. But I couldn’t resist

Justmyopinion February 11, 2013, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #238622

Wait! what’s happening ? I excited and worried at the same time :question: XD

Cassandra February 11, 2013, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #238623

Ooooh! Sue’s play! How exciting. Time to shine little actor kitties.

Kitcat Face February 11, 2013, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #238624

Oh! maybe it’s the play :O

Cassandra February 11, 2013, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #238625

If this is the play in action….are those two new faces seniors? They look damned old…-facepalm-

Akiriuu February 11, 2013, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #238626

“Hey Hon, let’s name them Luke and Leia.” XD

thedragon133 February 11, 2013, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #238627

Oho the play eh?

wr3h February 11, 2013, 2:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #238628

Oh gosh…I hope this ends well..Here’s hoping! D=>

Lolly February 11, 2013, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #238629

So far so good :D

Subaru February 11, 2013, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #238630

The cream one looks like Mike… The facial expression, the eyes.

Dragnite February 11, 2013, 2:45 AM EST.

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Sahchan February 11, 2013, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #238632

I’m hoping for “Sorta Cinderella”, but only because I’ve been reading Fruits Basket lately. ;) I don’t remember any singing in that one.

Coyote February 11, 2013, 3:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #238633

Mikes mom and dad.

Sahchan February 11, 2013, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #238634

Mike’s past?

sunny-lucy February 11, 2013, 4:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #238636

@Ghostykins ROFL…. My god.. that hit the spot X”D…

Yu February 11, 2013, 4:38 AM EST.

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Rachel Peculiar February 11, 2013, 4:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #238638

Hrmmm. I hope it’s not the curtain call for the comic.

StushiJaguar February 11, 2013, 4:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #238640

Ah crap.

Anon-Anon February 11, 2013, 5:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #238641

Ah, that’s my Taeshi! Always moving on to new chapters without explaining what the **** went on with the previous one.

TheX400096 February 11, 2013, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #238642

Mike and Lucy are really twins separated at birth?… No, wait, that can’t be right, they have older siblings and parents that they have family resemblance and hereditary traits in common with.

Ross February 11, 2013, 6:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #238643

OH. It’s the PLAY. I was wondering who they were… :unsure:

Mimi February 11, 2013, 6:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #238644

Guys, pink and blue might just be differentiating the two babies on stage. Traditionally, pink has been a sign for girl babies, and blue of boys. I don’t think it has anything to do with Mike and Lucy. Although, I can’t wait to see what will happen with them.

Random Cat February 11, 2013, 7:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #238645


I would love a Sue-centric chapter! Even if it was just a little intermission thing/blurb about something in her daily life. Just to see a little more of what makes her tick. c:

As for what we have presently, I’m on the edge of my seat with anticipation. ; -; Oh goodness…I hope they get through it without too much pain.

Though who am I trying to kid? Lucy can’t think of Mike, or even look at him. I wonder how she’ll get through the play having to act and interact with him like nothing is wrong?

Yaschiri February 11, 2013, 7:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #238646

Looks sweet. I don’t know about you guys, but I still have a massive heart-sink feeling from “December”. Here’s hoping for resolution.

Blue February 11, 2013, 7:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #238647

What! CURTAIN CALL! What had happened? I don’t think BCB should be ended just now. Paulo hasn’t finished high school yet.

Henry Wang February 11, 2013, 7:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #238648

aaaaaaaahhhh it’s the play!!!!!!! loool
that’s why the background is so blurry.

boh... February 11, 2013, 8:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #238649

I’m guessing this is the play that Lucy and Mike were suckered into having to do together in the chapter “Casting Call”? :x

AnayuWolf February 11, 2013, 8:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #238650

What in the names of drama and art is happening in this shnizzle?

Kindle Kat February 11, 2013, 8:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #238651

It’s the play, it’s called Curtain call. And the background looks fake. Why are people not gettin’ it?

Meow February 11, 2013, 8:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #238652

Wai-wai-wai-wait… Wha… Huh?

Ohh is this the play finally happening?

Follarch February 11, 2013, 8:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #238654

I for one just hope Mike doesn’t waste this opportunity to make things right with Lucy. Because the play might be the only chance he’ll get to talk to her without anyone getting in the way.

AlphaMoon February 11, 2013, 9:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #238655

Woo! Thought Taeshi was gonna just let the whole play thing fizzle out :D

MissShellGiraffe February 11, 2013, 9:03 AM EST.

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Huh? February 11, 2013, 9:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #238657

When I thought about the play idea(sense the name Curtain Call and comments XD), I noticed that the parents are white(slightly cream colored) and gray.. And the blankets of the babies are the respective colors of Lucy(her bow) and Mike(the original scarf).. Oh my gosh, they’re acting as SIBLINGS?! 8D *flails like an idiot she is*

Anyway, I’m waiting for this play to go on so much that it huuuuurts- This seems like a damn interesting chapter, and I already want to see more.

This better have some comedy in it, even a little bit. >:T

Furball February 11, 2013, 9:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #238658

wow… really nice detail work on the background. It’s very clever to use crayons for the forest and water paint for the wooden hut :D

Iti February 11, 2013, 9:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #238659

Ok. For a second I was like dafuq am I looking at but then I read the comments and it makes sense that this is the play.

Neo-Akurin February 11, 2013, 9:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #238660

Joke’s on the viewer.
This is actually a bunny with differently colored ears demonstrating its cunning linguistics to her, making the page R rated and illegal in over 9000 countries.

Houngan February 11, 2013, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #238661

Well, it would seem that this is they play chapter. If not, well then I guess I would have to wait and see.

Keyblade Dragon February 11, 2013, 9:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #238662

Honestly I’m surprised how many people could not figure out it was about the play. Taeshi usually drops a good hint at the plot of the chapter in the title.

In other news, does this mean their winter break is over? Or do they have the play during winter? If the former, oh dear I expect a lot of drama from Mike.

Oh well, probably more Jess fawning over Lucy and other angsty awkward antics. BRING IT ON! :smirk: Mad Lucy

melancholia February 11, 2013, 10:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #238663

Finally, the play chapter has arrived! I almost forgot Sue had a play planned for the school.

Though since the play involves Mike and Lucy interacting with each other, and seeing how things are in recent events, this whole thing could turn ugly.

Or not, this comic loves to surprise us anyway it can.

DeathofInk February 11, 2013, 11:06 AM EST.

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Rylan February 11, 2013, 11:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #238665

just read the comments… geez…

boh... February 11, 2013, 11:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #238666

This is obviously sue’s play :/
Yesssss can’t wait for Lucy to blow everyone’s minds with her singing :love:

koldkagura February 11, 2013, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #238667

Oh my god
Is this the play
Please tell me this is the play
I’ve been dying to see this play
I want to read this chapter so bad

Idastar February 11, 2013, 11:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #238668

Time for the shitstorm to begin. This play is gonna be such a dragedy. :unsure: Mad Lucy 8-)

Gate February 11, 2013, 12:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #238669

OMG I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEW PAGES i’m sorry (╥_╥) ;_; can you pleeeeeaaaassseee do like more pages at a time or a 24 h comic for bittersweetcandybowl?

paula February 11, 2013, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #238670

Awwwwwwwww, here it goes!

*plays Kenan and Kel theme song*


Chocothunda February 11, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #238671

Haaaah? Whaaaat?

Is this the play? If not, what the heck is going on?

Chinatsu February 11, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #238672

For a split second I thought “oh my stars! Is that Lucy’s dad?”
But then I noticed he looks kind of young, and then other cat, and yeah… that went away pretty quickly.

Anyways, disappointed I didn’t get to see more Lucy/Augustus bonding time, but I will admit I’ve been looking forward to seeing the play. If this is in fact the play. WOOT!

Lime Cake February 11, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.

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Solly February 11, 2013, 2:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #238674

XD that would explain the name “curtain call”

kitty February 11, 2013, 2:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #238675

AT. LAST!!!!

This chapter is going to awesome!!!!! XD

The G February 11, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #238676

There’s no possible way that anything could go wrong or that the play might be influenced by some form of personal dramHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHeeheeheeheheh…Haaaaaaa…
Yeah this is gonna be an emotional clusterf***. Can’t wait!

Unit February 11, 2013, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #238677

The plot is finally moving forward with the Mike and Lucy drama?

“Hell, it’s about time.” :nope:

Solvek February 11, 2013, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #238678

Yay for crayon colored props!

Laufente February 11, 2013, 3:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #238679

Is that Mike and Lucy? Oh snap, stuff is getting serious.

Javalavadingdong February 11, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

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@Lord of Time: If you were talking about Someone, whoops. If you were talking about me i’m not Nikita’s enemy I was honestly confused about what he was trying to say to me. Nikita’s last comment helped clear things up and I appreciate it :D.

@Nikita: Why does your first comment say Nikta for the user name? Last night I just thought my eyes were playing tricks on me but it is still like that :question:.

@TheX400096: Go back to the beginning of Ten Seconds To Midnight and start reading the starred comments for each page. They are there to hopefully help you understand what is going on. 3 comments per page is not a big challenge so don’t be scared about reading them.

@Stushijaguar: D: … wait BCB is supposed to at least last another chapter and that is if Taeshi decides she wants to have a “bad ending.” I doubt she would want to end things badly for her characters… but I have no way of knowing what is happening in her life that would make her want to stop BCB and work on something else :x.

@Ross: That wouldn’t stop Mike and Lucy from playing as a brother and sister in a play. Especially one that Sue came up with :/.

@Random Cat: While it is true that pink and blue have been used for differentiating boys and girls, I feel that it just adds on some symbolism since I know that Mike and Lucy have the lead roles and we all know their trademark colors. Of course, like Nikita said already it could just mean nothing. Only time will tell :x.

@Yaschiri: Since they most likely have not made eye contact since December, seeing them be forced to interact in this play will be painful for me to watch :(. I just hope they can go through with this play without physically or emotionally scaring each other Mad Lucy :unsure:.

@melancholia: The play happens in January so the timing matches up and look crayon backgrounds. If that didn’t make it obvious for everybody that this is a high school play then the name of the chapter should Curtain Call 8-D.

Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if Jessica cast herself as Lucy’s best friend XD. Oh yeah, you can expect to see a lot of emotion in this play… probably not for the reasons i’m thinking about though(well Lucy’s singing might be able to make everyone cry if she does it right :))… i’m surprised nobody mentioned how lovely the “mother” looks yet.

supertails19 February 11, 2013, 3:53 PM EST.

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OMG she gave birth to a pair of slippers! XD

Follower of the Bro Code February 11, 2013, 4:15 PM EST.

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@Javalavadingdong Ain’t no way it’s those two. Their colors are practically reversed, and Lucy isn’t even yellow, so there’s no way it’s those two. Plus, that would be one crazy and surprising way to start the next chapter, and it would be totally stupid considering this is a romance, since it would skip all the drama and romance completely.

I'll Eat Yourself February 11, 2013, 5:21 PM EST.

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I’m just wondering who the heck these two are and what you mean by “It’s finally happening”.

I'll Eat Yourself February 11, 2013, 5:21 PM EST.

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Ooh, play chapter. Lucy can’t just skip out on her friend’s play after working so hard on it. Though I bet Sue and Jessica will notice that something is wrong with Lucy quite quickly.

Moogle February 11, 2013, 5:34 PM EST.

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At first I was like “What’s going on? who are these two?” :question: now I’m all “of course! It’s the play.” XD

marissa February 11, 2013, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #238686


@Supertails19 or who ever this may regard, I don’t remember
You might just get your wish of Mike apologizing at the play.

I must know did you color that background with crayons? Cause if you did that is AWESOME! *sparkly eyes*

OMG My wait is almost finally over!

You might be on to something.

My Predict: Its going to be Mike and Lucy’s life story(or roughly based) written by Sue when they end up Kissing and falling in Love(characters of play not Mike) in hope a smooch from Luce with bring old Mikie back :)

AND OMG THE audience will be like kiss her(before kiss sence) total building the moment. I think Sue is really trying to use this to Mike and Lucy back together(DUH) but how is going to be interesting. Costumes?(Looks), Singing? (Voice), Kissing?(Physical love)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 11, 2013, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #238688

Ooooh. It’s the chapter for the play. Okay then. That explains the strange background in panel one.

Neveko February 11, 2013, 8:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #238689

All I want to see is some bad acting. That would be nice.

The Real Lee February 11, 2013, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #238690

The guy looks like Paulo’s dad! OMG!

Monas February 11, 2013, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #238691

OOOH ok I get what this is about now, but why is everyone freaking out about the whole deal with the play? It’s not like it’s the end of the comic (IT BETTER ****ING NOT BE. I WILLL MURDER PEOPLE IF IT IS)

Rylan February 11, 2013, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #238693

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Yep that was me. I was talking to you about it because no one else could interrupt them in the middle of the play since most of the audience would think Mike’s apology was just part of the act. It would actually be a nice way to possibly resolve all/most of the drama between Mike and Lucy without either side suffering any physical injuries. Paulo and the others would not be forced to choose sides either so that’s a bonus. I want Mike to realize that the way he handled things with Lucy lately was just… wrong. I also want Lucy to let go of all the pain and suffering already(even if that means she has to figuratively and literally move on :x).

Your prediction worries me, Mike has a girlfriend and I think he would rather walk out in the middle of the play than risk “cheating” on his girlfriend again. You remember the Cheater Beater Squad right? I think Lysonder might be right Sue is probably going to play the brotherly and sisterly love angle and have them hugging instead of kissing :).

If this is going to be one of those play that has the male lead character kiss the female lead character then this won’t end well D:. Well at least Jessica will be able to come up with her own play next year if things don’t go well in this one :smirk:.

@The Real Lee: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c54/p5.html Here is some bad acting from Mike reading some lines from Death of a Salesman. I only remember a few lines and they match up with what Mike was saying :unsure:.

@Monas: Paulo’s dad looks more orange than yellow and i’m pretty sure he is fuzzier and bigger… I question your reasoning for that statement. How does the male cat from today’s page look like paulo’s dad? I just don’t see it :nope:.

@Rylan: Please calm down… you are scaring the invisible babies o_o.

supertails19 February 11, 2013, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #238694

I doubt she will not show up. In “Carry Me” Lucy is sick as **** but she still is determined to rehearse the for the play. Yeah idk of Sue will know something is up, but maybe by the way Mike looks at Lucy might send some signs. But then again Lucy make act normal around Mike, sending Mike the wrong impression GOD! *smashes head into the wall*

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 11, 2013, 11:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #238695

I love the new contrast given by the crayon parts!

I think it’s pretty clear what’s going on here. That’s Lucy’s dad. He’s divorced and has a new wife and new children, and Lucy probably resents him for it, considering how much she seems to value loyalty, i.e. always hanging out with the same people. Lucy’s been sent to live off in the woods with her dad and stepmom, forced to abandon all her friends. If she leaves her pets behind too, I’m sure she’ll give them to Daisy and treat her half-siblings like new pets. Maybe she’ll run off to live in the woods. :O I would love that.

Jupi February 11, 2013, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #238696

Okay, I jumped to conclusions there. XD It’s just a play, I think, after reading other comments.

Jupi February 11, 2013, 11:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #238698

I don’t actually think it’s the play…

Cincinnatus February 11, 2013, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #238699

Maybe there aren’t brother and sister. And my predict is SUE trying to get Mike to leave Sandy for Lucy by making them kiss and other crap. I am saying it is PART OF THE PLAY, you know like Romeo and Juliet, Beauty and the Beast, Star Wars O.o, and any love story. But not BCB. I am joking Taeshi XD
Beauty Mad Lucy and the Beast :unsure: I crack me up! XD

@Cincinnatus and anyone saying, its not the play.
Check the Archive :/ <~~~ LOL Sue cause she wrote the play XD I am laughing to hard about this! XD

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 11, 2013, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #238700

What is this.
Who are these people.
WHO. @-@

Burrowi February 12, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #238701

Oh what fresh hell is this?

Order_66 February 12, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #238702

I like the backdrop. :) It’s a nice effect!

Just-A-Lurker February 12, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #238703

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Uhh you do realize what happens in Romeo and Juliet? In Star Wars I think there was a kiss between a brother and sister DX. For Beauty and the Beast(if you are talking about the movie) the Beast was actually nice so you can’t really compare him to present Mike and I don’t think Bella(idk) ever tried to beat up the Beast. Each of the movies you picked had deaths in them o_o.

Now If you were talking about the show Beauty and the Beast then it would make sense. Vincent as Mike, Catherine as Lucy, Evan as Paulo, Alex as Sandy, Tess as Tess( XD), Catherine’s sister/roommate as Daisy. 0.o It would make perfect sense actually. Vincent changes from beast to normal depending on the situation/his mood. Catherine has to choose between Evan and Vincent. Evan could easily “get the girls” but instead goes after Catherine. Alex is Vincent’s childhood friend and showed up almost out of the blue to take him away after 5-10 years without contact. Tess likes to party and I think at one point she might have had her eyes set on Evan. O_O Whoa there are too many connections here. The major difference is one is in high school with teenagers and the other is with adults(Catherine is a police officer and Vincent is in hiding since he is supposed to be dead). It’s hard to be a beast even when you save lives -_-.

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I agree with you about Lucy not showing up, but the Lucy acting normal part… she’ll be acting as best as she can but it would only be a matter of time before she feels the need to slap some sense into Mike or even break down :(. I would prefer it if Mike and Lucy sneak a civilized conversation into the play one that leads to some sort of resolution between them :x.

@Burrowi: These 2 are a sweet caring couple that have brought 2 beautiful kittens into existence with the power of love :love:.

REAL ANSWER: It’s a play and these 2 are actors holding blankets for the boy kitty and girl kitty that they are pretending to hold. The title of the Chapter is Curtain Call… if that wasn’t a big enough hint then the cool crayon backgrounds should have been able to give it away. Not to mention all the comments that have been posted to help inform all readers 8-).

supertails19 February 12, 2013, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #238705

Well if this isn’t the creepiest thing you’ve ever drawn ever including Magical Vampire Hitman ******.

Tacsi February 12, 2013, 4:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #238707

Okay, second comment of mine here. >w>;

This is only an opinion of mine, but when I read that someone got an idea that Sue is trying to get Lucy and Mike together.. I doubt it a little bit. It does sound nice, yes, but wouldn’t Sue do a kiss scene, if she even wrote it on the script that is, as a way to **** of the drama duo(L&M, hint hint) and her other friends? I mean, she has been kidding with Paulo and Mike before(check BCB’s ask blog on tumblr if you don’t believe me) and other students, so why not continue on the same line?

But, of course, Taeshi gave a hint that Sue might have done the whole play just to make Lucy and Mike go back together.. Pretty kind of her, hah. >w>

Furball February 12, 2013, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #238708

@supertails19 I KNOW! I simply adore the crayon backrounds. :love:

Okay well if this is indeed the fabled month of January, that means that Mike has decided to leave “the table” so if he is true to his word I’m going to expect a flashback in 5…4…3…2…1…

But yeah I wouldn’t be surprised if Jess and Sue were in the play. Maybe we’ll get some guest stars, or maybe… who knows. Lets wait and see how much of this will be about the play itself.

Also Taeshi is making it blatantly obvious that the blankets/slippers/whatever goofy names people called them, that its going to be Mike & Lucy. I mean the parents are white and grey for crying out loud.

Also am I the only one who thinks the grey cat bears a resemblance to Abbey’s mother?

melancholia February 12, 2013, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #238710

2nd part about the civilized conversations, that I want to see!
I was talking about Disney Beauty in and the Beast. where only bad guy dies. That why I put this: O.o for Star wars, and I was talking Han and Luke’s sister :/ not Luke and his sis O.o
My Beauty Mad Lucy and the Beast :unsure: had two meetings actually. Yes the show and how Lucy is very beautiful :) and Mike is being a evil jerk like Beasts are known in stories to be.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 12, 2013, 11:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #238711

I wonder how everyone will react to seeing Lucy again, and how Lucy will react in turn.

I can’t wait for the next page.

Lunacy February 12, 2013, 11:56 AM EST.

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the truth is…..
they’re related you can all go home now

A Study In Punk February 12, 2013, 12:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #238713

Maybe their NOT empty bundles! MAYBE their INVISIBLE BABIES! NEVER underrestimate the power of invisibility!

If you ask me the only parents I can think that they would be might be Mikes. If I remember right we’ve never seen Mikes dad…

@ melancholia
but doesn’t almost everyones mum looks similar to abbey’s mother =D? jks (or is it a jk?)

Beta February 12, 2013, 4:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #238715

taeshi i would like to know or maybe its not you but who added the thing (i will put it in at the end) its confusing here it is and also it makes no sense usually people are just doing a P.S. like srsly come on

P.S. it should work

a concerned someone February 12, 2013, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #238717

SO MUCH DRAMA! I love BCB <3 :)

Airisa February 12, 2013, 5:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #238721

@melancholia: Mike better change his mind about leaving the table because he might end up alone. Mike already made it clear that he is devoted to Sandy and he would do anything to prove it. Tell me one reason why Mike would not leave behind his friends if he thought they were a threat to his relationship with Sandy :x.

This is a question I have been wondering for a while now: What can stop Mike from leaving behind his current friends if it meant he could keep his “perfect angel” longer? If anyone can come up with a legitimate answer for this question it would be appreciated :D.

… Guest stars? Hmm, do you think Flower Girl will make a surprise appearance? Oh and what about Daisy and Abbey do you think they will have a part in the play as well. I know Paulo is probably not going to make an appearance since he thought it was a good idea to get detention on the same day Sue and Jessica were casting the play -_-. Augustus would make a good enough villain… or since Jessica kinda hates him, she could decide to not let him participate ;).

Also, the “mother” has her ears standing up high, so i’m going to assume she is very happy about the 2 bundles of joy she has brought into this world. She has lovely hair which has nothing to do with the point i’m getting at but I just wanted to add it. Now to my point about the “mother” in this page, she has a lovely and caring smile which show me she is going to be a good mother to her “kids” :).

So yeah in a way this “mother” reminds me of Abbey’s loving and caring mother. Even if this gray female cat is probably just a good actress… this is probably the closest thing to a happy married couple that we have seen since… I think maybe Zachary and Catherine(don’t think I can call them a married couple yet, but it would make sense :unsure:).

supertails19 February 12, 2013, 7:42 PM EST.

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You really think Mike is leaving the table to leave his current friends?(not being mean or sarcastic) He said he was leaving because of Lucy and that ‘his friends’ would follow him. To be honest I think that would be stupid of Mike, because unless Lucy just some how changed dramatically that she no longer loves Mike. I think she will leave table so Mike and ‘his friends’ don’t all have to leave the table to get away from her. *inserts picture of Lucy crying*

I think the secret will get out at Lunch when Mike sees Lucy isn’t at the table and he sits down. And after a few minutes they start asking each other ‘where is Lucy?’ Then they may ask ‘Hey Mike did you see when you getting your lunch?” Then he will totally flip go “who the **** cares” and ****+Drama hits da good olde fan XD

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone February 12, 2013, 8:53 PM EST.

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Anyone recall in the earlier chapters how they were practicing for a play? Well here you are.

Gershnargin February 12, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.

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so either lucys the dad and mikes the mom… or this isn’t there part in the play yet XD

paula February 12, 2013, 9:51 PM EST.

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Ah… I suppose Lucy and Mike are the children, who are (supposedly) in those bundles?

Sky Blues > Red Devils February 12, 2013, 9:52 PM EST.

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i do indeed recall sue saying this was her idea of how to get mike and lucy back together so ooooo i sure hope it works! or makes more drama
。◕ ‿ ◕。

paula February 12, 2013, 9:55 PM EST.

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@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I doubt Mike would leave all his friend behind on purpose unless they became a threat to his precious relationship with Sandy. That is the point I was trying to get across. If part of Sue’s play is to have him kiss Lucy(and everybody else encourages it as well), then he might think that they aren’t his friends as well. Mike could potentially say “screw it” to that scene and walk out… away from he calls his friends. Don’t worry that wass just part of the pessimist in me trying to take over again, sorry :(.

Lucy leaving the table… if everything goes the way the optimist in me hopes for, then she won’t have to leave thinking that almost no one likes her. She might still have to leave depending on what her family told her, but until I get proof of what Sam, Jordan, and Lucy’s mom said to her I won’t know what happens to Lucy after the play. So for now i’m just going to hope that Lucy and Mike resolve their drama while they still can :x.

@paula: I don’t know how many of Sue’s plans have actually worked so far. Let’s hope this one is in the small category of “everything is going exactly as planned” ;).

supertails19 February 12, 2013, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #238960

No wonder I couldn’t figure out what the heck was going on. Thank you for displaying comics so I could figure it out! I also realized this because of comments- the two cats have Lucy and Mikes colors but reversed! No doubt this chapter will be full of drama, though.

Sarathewise February 16, 2013, 5:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #243775

The crayon texture looks very nice.

Red April 23, 2013, 11:45 PM EST.

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