Curtain Call — Page 17
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Veronica: lovin this page


In other news WHAAAAAATTTT

somehow bcb is still in the comicmix march madness tournament, one of like, 16 comics left

I really want to thank you guys for all the support you’ve given in this crazy contest, especially that last round where so many people voted! I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am.

It’s nearing the end, so I strongly encourage you all to vote for your favourite comics and not get too caught up in the competition aspect. I don’t really expect (or want) BCB to be #1, I’m just proud that it got as far as it did!

We want to email you some comics!

Join the thousands of BCB fans who look forward to an email of cat drama every Monday morning, and we’ll send you a dozen “Ships Ahoy” comic strips, and one every week after that!

We’ll send a link to the comics you missed, straight away.

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Comment ID #241270

Paulo looks like he was trying to molest someone in the first frame. So what was Paulo doing in there anyways. Something clearly happened in Lucy’s room, seeing as he said things “heated up” and how he blushed when Daisy asked if that meant yelling.
I wonder why Daisy’s so shocked though. I mean, from the multiple comics and AskRosevilleHigh comics that have been done on it, Daisy clearly has some feelings for Paulo. However, she’s never even shown it in the slightest. Probably, it’s that she’s just shocked that yet another person would rather choose Lucy over her, but that’s Daisy.
@ Taeshi
Congratulations on the comic getting so far. Strange though, I thought we had lost by 19 votes in the previous round. Either way, LET’S DO THIS! We can probably beat Weregeek, but looking at the vote count, we wont be winning next round.

Nikita March 20, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241271

Oh my god second.
Ha, Paulo, please define “heated” for us? XD

Daisy’s face what |D
She looks a bit….surprised maybe? That’s quite an expression there ha.

shaaa March 20, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241272

Lol I freakin love daisy’s face when she said, “…oh.”
Jesus, Paulo! Can’t you keep a secret or something?! And way to go with Jasmine! little girl freakin adored you!! Now the whole school is gonna know about this!!!
Oh well, gonna go vote for BCB!!

Redneck March 20, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241273


Mr. Man March 20, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241274

Now this is interesting…

Comrade March 20, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241275

Dear Paulo,

Daisy is innocent of all of this. Please let her keep her innocence and try to be respectful. Also, ever hear of don’t kiss and tell?

supertails19 March 20, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241276

Huh…. where are we even going with this?

Potato March 20, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #241277


Dakota March 20, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #241278

Bow chicka ow wow?

Purple Haze March 20, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241279

Now I’m curious! I must know what happened in there! :o

Teanna Wolf March 20, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241280


mkay March 20, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241281

And so the drama doth floweth forth.

foolishguy March 20, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241282

Oh, my, god. Look out, PauloxLucy fans, your relationship is blossoming! 8-)

Anon March 20, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241283

oh myyy ;)

vivitv24 March 20, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #241284

Drama overload, also, I like daisy shocking expresion

Sobrecarga de drama, fuera de tema disfrute bastante la cara de sorpresa de Daisy

LevitaOmnia March 20, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #241285

i bet paulo did try to screw Lucy, im not saying that to sound rude, but the fact that he kinda lead on that there was ”yelling” could sorta sense something, also its not like lucy would yell if they only madeout

bunny March 20, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #241286

Like yell?? Daisy your so innocent :D

Midstrike March 20, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #241287

Just noticed how hes got a reputation of being with another girl almost immediately after breaking up with another. :/

Sandvich March 20, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #241288

Oh sweet, innocent Lucy.

Grant March 20, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #241289


Dude, you do not know how right that you are

Pauloisjustthatboss March 20, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #241290


Dude, you do not know how right that you are

Pauloisjustthatboss March 20, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #241291


Dude, you do not know how right that you are

Pauloisjustthatboss March 20, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #241292


Dude, you do not know how right that you are

Pauloisjustthatboss March 20, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #241293

Daisy is so cute.

Rioo March 20, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #241294

Paulo’s “Yeah…… about that….” look is awesome! It’s only matched with Daisy’s second “Oh” face. XD

ZeroEnna March 20, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #241295

Haha Daisy’s go-with-the-flowiness about all this is incredibly cute. Something about her dialogue and reactions here feel so real to me.

Also before this goes over peoples’ heads and anyone interprets this as “assault” I’m pretty sure the implication is Lucy was makin’ some noises from the kiss ;). That or she did get flustered and push him out at the last minute, but we’ll have to see.

Ket March 20, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #241296

I am officially shipping PauloXLucy. Dammit, I love Daisy’s face in panel five!

Ice Sheild March 20, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #241297

Lol my god the Daisy face.

Panel 3 - Concerned and curious
Panel 5 - WHAT. UHHH.
Panel 6 - Gotta be composed! It’s Paulo’s decision!

Anyways it seems that he did get some, because I doubt he would blatantly lie to Daisy. And the Paulo of the last few chapters seems to be a wimp on the inside, especially around Jazzie, Daisy, and Lucy. Of course he’s desperately trying to keep up the tough guy womanizer act above it all.

SEGAMAN March 20, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #241298

The shading is wonderful in these last two pages, you really feel the atmosphere and you get the fact that it’s dark, even though you can see that characters so well. As always, loving the details. It amazes me how sharp you can get the picture using watercolors! I love watching your art styles grow and advance. Also, I hope we get to see Mike and Lucy up on stage soon! I’ve been dying to see where this play is headed. A musical about curses and heroes? I’d see it.

honeybee March 20, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #241299

I call hax. LucyxPaulo is taeshi’s favorite couple. This cartoon is biased. Lies. All of them. Oh my ship. I’m so sad. Brb drowning in tears. Dx

Demetrois March 20, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #241300

Well you see he only KIND OF broke up with her. So obviously it’s not legit.

Yxela007 March 20, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #241301

Did anyone else notice that paulo raised his knee in that last panel when he was blushing? And by that note I am of course referencing the time he ‘found his dad’s magazine collection’ and had to wear clothes that day at school…

BetaMonkey March 20, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #241302

Daisy looks soooo innocent in panel 8 and the last one~!

BitterLover March 20, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #241303

Hmm Paulo yes, do enlighten us.
Yes Paulo she yelled at you… Or did she grab your face make you fantasies come true? Either way
Panel 5, Yes Daisy is innocent.

What is that on the horizon? A Major **** drama bomb storm inbound.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 20, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #241304

Just a thought:

I feel like wanting to make-out with Paulo on a whim like that is not typical for Lucy when she isn’t being super emotional. This definitely seems like something Augustus would do, I am beginning to wonder if she did have a chat with Augustus after being on the roof of the building on New Years Eve. Is she perhaps using his method of coping with something difficult?

In my opinion, this is no time for her to be in a relationship…she is mostly likely still a bit out of sorts.

I hope this isn’t the case…and Paulo isn’t lead astray. But I suppose like with most pages…only time will tell.

Iris March 20, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #241305

Nikita: And that’s fine! Funny enough my ideal situation in all of this comicmix thing was to lose hilariously to homestuck, but homestuck got knocked out ;__; So I can settle on losing to unsounded :D (On the chance that weregeek doesn’t kick my ***, it honestly doesn’t matter)

Taeshi March 20, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #241306

Okay I think people are over analyzing Daisy’s reaction. Her second ‘…Oh’ face I think was more about realizing that she just stuck poor Jazz next to Paulo right after they broke up AND when he was going to Lucy to ask to be with her. Its more of that ‘Oh ****, I unknowingly made Jazz feel really really bad right now!’ But then the curiosity of Paulo’s endeavors took precedent.

And if NONE of you have learned anything about Paulo, I’m willing to bank on the notion that HE was the one who backed out of going any further, not Lucy pushing him away.

BetaMonkey March 20, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #241307

@Nikita: I think it has something to do with a fan buying $20 worth of votes for BCB :D. It sounds insane but it is well deserved, plus it will be used to help struggling comic artists so why not? Also, I think Daisy is just shocked that Paulo dumped Jasmine for another girl. Hmm, maybe you are right about Daisy being upset that he picked Lucy. Daisy has shown jealousy over Lucy’s looks. Now it seems that yet another girl lost the war for Paulo’s heart because of Lucy’s looks and Daisy is curious as to why and how it happened. Let the interrogation commence 8-D.

@Iris: Sadly I think you are right. Lucy already seemed like she was slowly becoming numb to the world around her like Augustus. This behavior can and will cause consequences to her and to Paulo as well. I hope this isn’t the beginning of a relationship where only one side is giving love ;_;.

supertails19 March 20, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #241308

Man, for all that we hear of Paulo and Daisy being close friends, I’m glad we’re seeing that in action. It’s not like we haven’t before, but not in a setting so isolated from the others (a play’s going on, Jazzy left, and even jealous Abbey is being a good boy and watching the play).

Hazel March 20, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #241309

Ah, innocent little daisy…
And is Lucy into the rough stuff? Yellin at Paulo?
Also @Taeshi, Those daisy fingers are AMAZING O_o
Sorry, but fingers are such a bitch and you really nailed them

Order_66 March 20, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #241310

Within a few minutes, everyone will be paying approximately zero attention to that play XD

I didn’t expect Jasmine to be the ‘storms off angrily’ type - she’s always been so easygoing, and overall awesome. While I wasn’t exactly a PauloxJasmine supporter, this left me heartbroken. I mean, what happened to the whole fact that JASMINE was the first to suggest “we should see other people”? They were both thinking it - she chose to breach the subject first, Leeroy Jenkins style. Although, I think I understand the cause of the bitterness - for Paulo to break up only a short time prior (what, two weeks?) and immediately rebound to Lucy? Dat hurts.

One question remains in my mind on that note - how did Jasmine know that he went back there and what they were doing? We got ourselves a stalker xD

Daisy, you hardcore romantic, you. Her face in panel 5 is priceless. And the Bambi-eyes in the following panels strike me more as curiosity than confusion - she’s the biggest love story fanatic of them all, I’m sure she’s just utterly fascinated by the different paths everyone else’s relationships are taking now that hers is pretty safe (and by safe, I mean with bunny-ears on her arm :))

PocketGodPygmy March 20, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #241311

I like these theatre scenes. This is a converging of a few other plots in a big way, and this play finally happening sets up for a great setting, and interesting dialogue shuffles with characters!

Also yeah, poor Jazzy, I think Paulo is eventually gonna regret leaving her.

Nico March 20, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #241312

Wow, I’m really happy BCB made it another round!! <3 This page is beautiful too. The lines look very sharp and clean, and that shading is so lovely.

Jupi March 20, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #241313

@supertails19 and Iris
OH God please tell me you both are just flipping crazy *flips a table* I only would wish that on evil people like Osama Bin Laden.
TAESHI it hurts too much! Tell me there is a light at the end of this tunnel of darkness and despair… and teenage angst.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 20, 2013, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #241314

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: My insanity is… debatable. I sometimes feel like I might be crazy because of some of the actions I take but overall I am not actually insane. I think i’m about as insane as Mike is. Wait I think I contradicted myself here. I’m saying i’m not crazy, but the fact I am even having this discussion on the internet tells me otherwise D:.

Oh don’t worry there is definitely a light… Paulo was smart enough to stop himself before he went too far with Lucy. Paulo would have needed clothes to go out in public again. Although this means that Lucy was hiding something from Mike and if he finds out… I don’t even want to think about it.

At least I won’t have to worry about this scenario anymore: I had another bad thought where Mike was clawing at a wall in hopes of climbing it and failing miserable only to be grabbed and forced to apologize to Lucy and break up with Sandy(doing each with tears in his eyes). So basically Lucy has to take a forced tear filled apology she won’t believe and Mike will just be sad and a little bit angry that all of this happened. That would be one terrible forced friendship/relationship to have :(.

Now all I have to worry about is how Mike will react.

supertails19 March 20, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #241315

Oh no! It’s gonna end up with Bittersweet Candy Bowl vs. Housepets! In the webcomics contest. EERRRRRGGH WHAT WILL I DO THEN D:

Probably gonna vote for the webcomic that is currently shipping my favourite pairing ._.


Defutz March 20, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #241316

I hafta agree, Taeshi. The colors on this page and the last one just look so frickin pretty! I’m kinda in love with this page too. Daisy looks so cute!

In other news, I really like where this is going, mostly because I don’t KNOW where it’s going. Will this revelation make Mike mad? Will this make things break any further? Will he be happy that she finally moved on? Is this even a real thing for Lucy? I love the suspense!

GhostCaptainBarbossa March 20, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #241317

Daisy, so innocent.

Yumikarp March 20, 2013, 1:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #241318

every day, every chapter, every page I just hate you even more; I whish I could just make you real an beat the crap out of your ******* self!! Furious Abbey

bankai March 20, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #241319


of course I am insane :)…but maybe in a different way you are thinking.
Fact of the matter is..this stuff happens all the time. It will change I am sure but teenage angst is one of the hardest emotional things to overcome. But it goes away.

Iris March 20, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #241320

i love her hilarious innocence :D

jkatts March 20, 2013, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #241321

Also, may I just say how much I love the 7th panel? Paulo looks really happy. ♥

I just fear that Luce most likely have not realised his feelings. It’s not like her to just ask people for random make-outs, even if she likes you that way. I am curious though of how she’ll react when he finally tells her, but I just hope she isn’t that expressionless at such time. I don’t want to see Paulo hurt.

Yumikarp March 20, 2013, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #241322

@Yumikarp: I hope that if Paulo does get a chance to tell Lucy how he feels that she will respect him enough to be honest with him. Whether she loves him or not. Leading Paulo on and using him would seem rather terrible. Paulo clearly loves Lucy but now we just need to figure out if she loves him back. If Lucy doesn’t love Paulo she should be honest with him. Also, I am now imagining Paulo singing What Is Love by Haddaway … this pleases me since I like listening to music as I read.

Paulo: What is love? Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me no more 8-).

Oh and imagine how silly we will all feel when it turns out that Paulo was just helping Lucy for her scene in the play and not doing what is being insinuated XD.

supertails19 March 20, 2013, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #241323

Nice reaction from daiy,that’s is definitly one for the highlight reel

lov/hate/hurt March 20, 2013, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241324

I just hope when the apology comes out forced or not, he doesn’t take it out on Lucy. I don’t think she would force him, if anything she might force him to shut up and she would apologize to him. Now that is got me thinking(oh god help me!) what are the chances of Lucy apologizing to Mike and what would his reaction be. Penny for your thoughts? ;)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 20, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241325

Here you go, Paulo x Lucy, but be carefull, you can break Jasmine`s hea… Oh wait you have already done it. Shame on you.

I like, how Taesi starts to untie drama in BCB, it looks so smooth and slow and… just beautiful :)

Falcon March 20, 2013, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #241326

:love:I’m so excited for Friday.

Also, Congrads on getting so far in the tournament. :)

Marissa March 20, 2013, 2:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #241327

i wonder if abbey is hearing any half of this

Hell In my Clouds March 20, 2013, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #241328

Just how far did these two go in there? :/
Seriously, when Lucy rebounds, she rebounds hard…

thedragon133 March 20, 2013, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #241329

Just the fact it’s all hidden makes it seem like more happened than what probably did… xD
…although so very cute as well. #^_^#

…I’d say I can’t wait for Friday, but that will involve missing deadlines… OH, CRUEL FATE! *dramatic*

TarriPup March 20, 2013, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #241330

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I have given it some thought but I was never able to come up with anything besides a “WHAT?” reaction from Mike. Anything else like a hug or Mike being totally understanding would just seem forced. Also, if Mike is as paranoid as I think he is, then he will view it as an attempt from Lucy to get his feelings confused and possibly ruin his relationship with Sandy. Plus, Lucy already said she was sorry… Mike just doesn’t believe her anymore :(.

Mike seems to have a habit of arriving at just the right time to see Lucy doing something that would make him think she is untrustworthy. Hanging out with Augustus, making a confession of love(to Mike) and being in Paulo’s arms soon after, and the fact that she used his phone to text his girlfriend seemed to upset him as well. All of these are cases where Mike had a reason to be angry at first, but if he was able to see the big picture like us… well he wouldn’t exactly have any reason to be angry at Lucy at all.

Unfortunately Mike’s perception of Lucy will remain flawed unless new evidence points to Lucy not being as bad as he made her out to be. The text Lucy sent Sandy was a step in the right direction, but it was done with his phone and it made him seem like a bad guy. Not a lot of people I know that would be okay with looking like a bad guy in front of their girlfriend. So it is understandable that he would not have appreciated the gesture. Even if it was done with the best of intentions.

“Perception is a bitch” -strider. Aside from the language I will have to agree with this. Perception can be troublesome at times. For the longest time there has been a series of situations with bad timing and lack of communication that leaves Mike to assume the worst with absolutely no information on what actually occurred. Assumptions happen and they are natural for teens(but they are not always a good thing). Just ask Jasmine(since she did a good job of assuming the worst of Paulo right away). Could those assumptions be proven wrong? Of course. Will they be proven wrong right away? It depends on the situation, but in this case probably not.

Good night :).

supertails19 March 20, 2013, 2:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #241331

All I am feeling and hearing from this is “Bad news, bad news.”
Also Daisy, you cannot be that clueless. Things got a little heated, which means she yelled at Paulo. Yeah…like moaned or yelled at him?
Paulo might have a woody for Lucy, doesn’t seem like he really has anything else going for her, but Lucy still seems to be in some pretty deep ice.
She’s really walled herself off and I wonder if the world, as well as the people around her even exist to her anymore. Emotionally, she must be hurting pretty bad to cut off her senses so deeply and it’s a shame that she lets her emotions rule her like that.
I get the feeling like she’s a person from another dimension distorting this one, almost like she doesn’t belong here. At least, it’s the general feeling I get from her. Everything just seems to fall pointlessly before her eyes and whatever she seeks cannot be found of this world…and that’s when thoughts start to get suicidal.
Stop thinking so deeply about things, Lucy. Life is what it is.

Blank On Purpose March 20, 2013, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #241332

i kinda see Paulo as Barney from how i met your mother XD

dat-*** March 20, 2013, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #241333

Oh wow these last two pages are really really lovely! I’m really digging the color palette. <3

… I’m actually kinda surprised Daisy is taking this all really well. XD Go girl.

Mel March 20, 2013, 3:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #241334

Daisy is so cute. :D

AKP March 20, 2013, 3:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #241335

I love this drawing style. It looks cleaner and more serious. Plus, the detail on the characters when they’re shown close-up like this is amazing.

Seikyuu March 20, 2013, 4:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #241336

Poor Paulo, forever a comfort boyfriend, never the boyfriend.

Jack March 20, 2013, 4:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #241337

The votes are rigged, I can’t log in to vote.

Doesn’t matter, we have the surpluss of votes at the moment.


Davey March 20, 2013, 4:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #241338

Yay for Daisy be a slightly clueless 3rd party in the situation.

Anon-Anon March 20, 2013, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #241339

Oh daisy, why you gotta be so innocent? :3

eatedurtaco March 20, 2013, 5:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #241340

HA! They did kiss! They did!! I knew it! In your face Mike! In your FACE!!! :P
Finally the real hero of the story gets what he deserves not the one that thinks he’s the selfless good-doer when he’s actually the self centered ***** XD

B-Dawg March 20, 2013, 5:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #241341

Daisy is the cleverest one among the comic. But she often comes up with silly ideas. And, if Paulo does no change in his characteristic, Jasmine may be out of our view forever.

Henry Wang March 20, 2013, 5:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #241342

Well alright good luck Paulo and good luck Lucy hope you live happily ever after, until Paulo does something stupid. I also feel like the only person left on the U.S.S. Mike X Lucy. Also hope Mike does not find out about Paulo and Lucy from a big mouth and that Lucy tells him she moved on. Edit. I think Pualo and
Lucy only kissed because mike would seem the stuff on the floor and Lucy might be in a better mood. Right now it looks like she asked for it but got turned down.

Devin March 20, 2013, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #241343

Whatever happened must really have enjoyable for Paulo; I’m not sure yet if Lucy felt the same way. Hold back your assumptions, peoples, we still have no idea what went on in that room.
On a less ambiguous note…
Actually, right now BCB is at 232 votes compared to Weregeek’s 131. It’s likely that it will go up against Unsounded. I don’t think I’ve seen as many consistent votes on for any other comic, you really have a shot here!

Bluecaptain March 20, 2013, 6:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #241344


Kindle Kat March 20, 2013, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #241345

PauloxLucy yes!! :love:
Congratulations on achieving new heights!!
This web comic is great because of YOU. 8-)

Srsly March 20, 2013, 7:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #241346

I agree with Kindle Kat.

The Pornographer March 20, 2013, 7:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #241347

I knew he didn’t tell Lucy. Also, Paulo’s hand looks a bit weird in the first panel.

But anyways, I have a feeling that even if Lucy and Paulo do eventually hook-up, they most likely wont last. Considering that there is still a lot of this comic left, that leaves huge room for potential drama… and break-ups. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some drama between Daisy and Abbey in the future too.

Lime Cake March 20, 2013, 7:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #241350

… REALLY getting tired of you at this point, Paulo. I can see why Jaz would be angry at him. They JUST broke up, and IMMEDIATELY he’s looking to bone. It’s not that she wants him back. But jesus, there’s this little thing called dignity.

Plus… Dunno if anyone realizes this, but if Paulo and Lucy did indeed have intercourse, as Paulo seems to be hinting, he basically just took advantage of an emotionally vulnerable girl.

The Weirdo March 20, 2013, 8:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #241351

If Paulo is happy about whatever happened with Lucy, why did he look so startled when he burst out of her room?
I’m getting really tired of your BS Paulo.

@The Weirdo I’m not sure they could have had full intercourse before Mike appeared at the door. Unless Paulo didn’t last very long.

asdf March 20, 2013, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #241352

Uhhhh, I might be misinterpreting here and it might be the SoCo talking, but did Paulo just make a sexual innuendo? O.O

Haha, yeah quoting me isn’t easy, what you’re seeing here is me censoring myself. Trust me I have an even fouler mouth in RL.

strider March 20, 2013, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #241353

Taeshi is going to show every popular pairing, and then have no one together at the end.

Also, Daisy took that a lot better than I thought she would.

Tcj333 March 20, 2013, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #241354

As much attention as Daisy’s reaction has gotten, Paulo looks like he’s holding back tears in panel 2. Guess loosing Jazzie isn’t as rosy a prospect as he thought, things are not going so well for Team Paulo I feel. :O

Andyhf March 20, 2013, 9:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #241355

yeah Lucy gave Paulo a bj
nice Taeshi

wr3h March 20, 2013, 9:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #241356

Voted in the one where BCB was up against Modest Medusa. Kinda sad, I like that one a lot to, I just like BCB better~

Huh? March 20, 2013, 9:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #241357

Oh Daisy and your innocence…

Taeshi! When I say “What’s our goal?” You say: “VICTORY!”

Stickman18 March 20, 2013, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #241358

Mike promised Sandy that he would talk to Lucy.

Ven March 20, 2013, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #241359

@Ven Holy crap you’re right. I totally forgot.

Rylan March 20, 2013, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #241360

I don’t think they had sex. Paulo would be a hell of a lot happier(probably) right now if that had happened, and he wouldn’tve looked so shocked when he was fleeing Lucy’s room. Bulgaria joined the Central Powers in 1915. Of course, Paulo might’ve seemed startled because he and Lucy had heard Mike coming, but that doesn’t seem likely.
More, Taeshi. More please.

Comrade March 20, 2013, 10:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #241361

You *******. You wont win the comic thingy without shipping MikexLucy again >|C

You and me.

Sethblue March 20, 2013, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #241362

I really think everyone just about is making a big deal over almost nothing. Paulo here took probably what happened back there more than what was ever going to come out of it. As what was said, she probably wanted someone else to practice with, yet he wants more with her and in a way she’s not really looking for that right now.

If there is a kissing scene for Lucy and Mike in this play and she’s trying to keep her distance from him, perhaps she didn’t want to be thinking of Mike for it and used Paulo as a way to balance it out. I see Paulo getting burned by the whole thing in this in the end.

tsdr March 20, 2013, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #241363

This page is precious, I love Daisy and her innocence omg. The colors are really nice on this too, very clean and deep yes I am enjoying this hnn

Clare March 20, 2013, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #241364

@tsdr: So I am not the only one thinking Paulo ultimately screwed himself over. Even if we are wrong and Lucy really wasn’t just kissing Paulo to get ready for the play, then there is still the fact that Paulo didn’t tell Lucy how he feels. For all we know Lucy could be using him and nothing more. When I hear a “I love you” from both sides then i’ll think differently, but for now Paulo has set himself up to be hurt.

supertails19 March 20, 2013, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #241365


Stevum March 20, 2013, 11:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #241366

Yeahhhhh I seriously doubt they had sex. There is just no way that they would have had enough time, and it wouldn’t have been that simple if it was Lucy’s first time. Seriously, even if there was no blood involved it’s… really not the easiest process at first.

Entirely possible there was some groping but probably nothing more.

Ket March 20, 2013, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #241367

Daisy why u so cute :O ?! But Yeah i dont think they went all the way either .. paulo is lying :D

Dave-loving-troll March 20, 2013, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #241368

Just placed my votes for BCB, Cyanide & Happiness, and Awkward Zombie in their respective categories/rounds/whatever C:
Good luck Taeshi!!
Also d’aww, poor Daisy. Sweet, naive little Daisy.

Lizzie March 20, 2013, 12:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #241369

Stevum, don’t be unpleasant. Final warning.

SuitCase March 20, 2013, 12:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #241370

I so much love daisy and paulo’s friendship! So cute #^_^#
And daisy IT’S A CRIME to be so ADORABLE
And Paulo… I don’t want you to be with Lucy Mad Lucy
*worst comment ever*

JustinBoober March 20, 2013, 12:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #241371

@Stevum nnnnnope :)

Dave-loving-troll March 20, 2013, 12:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #241372

I think Jasmine and Mike should hook up they have so much don’t they?(being serious here).
“it made him seem like a bad guy”-supetail19
One: he is the a bad guy right now.
Two: Sandy doesn’t think he is a bad guy. Sandy has a this false hope that Mike will do the right thing.
Three: Sandy… you need a wake up call he wished death upon someone, better yet his best friend until the summer of Freshman year! You need to be slapped not him!
Four: The lack of communication I have to point the finger at Mike(volume II). Lucy avoids him because she knows that is what he wants. He needed to talk to her, hell he needs to talk her.

I really think able Mike were to listen to Lucy’s side of the story and have enough respect to listen to her, that might help Lucy a lot. Though he hates her, he still respects her as a person enough to listen to her. And they I think that is what is needed for her to feel like a person. Not a blood sucking parasite.

“Perception is a bitch” -strider
I didn’t comment on that because he is 100% correct!

I am on this sinking ship with you! Don’t forget it!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 20, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #241373

Daisy is so cute xD

Laufente March 20, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #241374

LOL good old innocent Daisy, wuv her <3

paula March 20, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #241375

I don’t want this comic to ever end. Don’t end it Taeshi! Continue it until they all have families. Then create a new one with their children or grandchildren!

Rainbow_Barf March 20, 2013, 3:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #241376

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Jasmine should end up somebody that will be able to give her the love she deserves. Lucy at least has that with Paulo… even if I doubt it will be a happy relationship(I have my reasons for doubting it okay :unsure: ). Mike and Sandy have each other and they deserve each other. They can keep their long distance relationship and hope that one day they could finally be together(it might be a while :smirk: ). Paulo will be Lucy’s silver trophy, but having him will be better than not having anyone at all… right? :x

Mike doesn’t HAVE to apologize, but it would be a lot better for everyone involved if he did. Just one slip-up and Mike would have a lot of explaining to do… would be nice to have somebody by his side to help save his soon to be sorry tail XD.

Also, What is wrong with Lucy acting more like Augustus? :question: At least this way she won’t be heading to the nearest roof to contemplate about her life. Lucy won’t be hurting as much if she numbs herself to the world around her… unfortunately there are consequences with decisions like that. We will all find out what they are soon enough ;).

@Rainbow_Barf: I don’t want BCB to end either, but we have to remember that Veronica has a life and she wants to work on other projects as well. I will be sad when BCB ends but I will understand and I will try to find some other source of joy instead :(.

supertails19 March 20, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #241377

Hating paulo more and more…..

XxsnowxX March 20, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #241378

Man we are destroying that other comic in the competition! Congrats! :D

Just gotta say I’m loving your new choice of art style, the colors and sharpness really fit the atmosphere of the comic, great work :)
I’m also really liking how you progress the story so smoothly, taking your time, not letting those who constantly complain discourage you to releasing unfinished work. This comic has been amazing throughout the years and you should be proud to call it your own! :D

Thatoneguy March 20, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #241379

The obviously had heated, in-the-moment sex. Why else would somebody yess at you if you were just “making out”. O dear, more drama lies over yonder…. =D


xxGrayxx March 20, 2013, 4:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #241380

Augustus is emotionless and has no real purpose in life. He makes me sad :(
I don’t think Mike deserves Sandy. Sandy is an airhead :/ so yea she deserves Mike.
IF she numbs herself to the world… then that is being depressed giving up and living with never expecting or hoping for better. I don’t Lucy deserves to be depressed and lonely like Augustus. The way Augustus views the world is sick and disgusting in my opinion.

I think for Lucy to ever feel love she needs to be free of that ball and chain named Mike. He holding her down from moving on. Ok you don’t love Lucy so she leaves alone and spends time with others. You don’t allow that? I don’t see what Mike’s motive is. She loves you. You don’t, is that not enough?

Does he want her to suffer for her mistakes? Well done Mike you make her suffer. I just hope when karma catches Mike up to no one helps him out and everyone criticizes him for seeking help! Then and only then will there be justice!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 20, 2013, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #241381

Ah PauloxLucy will always be what I hope will happen…!
MikexLucy :nope: lol NOPE

Thatoneguy March 20, 2013, 5:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #241382

Lul :B

Stevum March 20, 2013, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #241383

I’m just messing :I Also, I’m wondering how making a connection is being unpleasant.

Stevum March 20, 2013, 5:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #241385

Mike’s an *******! Furious Abbey I hope he ends up alone! :nope:

lolwtf? March 20, 2013, 7:01 PM EST.

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He can be so clueless sometimes, at least when it comes to expressing his feelings. He makes me laugh :D

Lisa March 20, 2013, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #241388

Oh Jegus
Dat fifth panel
Oh my Gracious I laughed so hard

Solstice March 20, 2013, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #241389

Either they kissed or almost kissed. Its official, both parties willingly consented to a kiss. But I’m still concerned about Lucy, ‘cause she’s still pretty much numb. And then there’s Mike; I know he had a motive to go talk to her, but I can’t help but think this will end badly, given recent events D:

Also, I love Daisy’s expressions on this page. Her innocence and curiosity went along PERFECT with the lighting. And Paulo’s hopeful expressions too! :D

Subaru March 20, 2013, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #241390

I thought he was crying in the second panel and freaked out. XD

Now that’s confirmed that what happened in the room was…heated…I’m aching to see Lucy’s reaction to it. You know, without the goddamn hood of mystery that gave off such an air of gloom. :/

Wat March 20, 2013, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #241391

8-D AND IT ENDS WITH AN ORG- *gets knocked out*

catwaffle March 20, 2013, 9:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #241392

I wonder what Sandy would do, if she actually knew Mike.
They knew each other in elementry school; so what? People change a LOT and it is so hard to tell how someone truly is unless you practically live with them. He’s not as perfect as she thinks he is, and from our brief glimpses into her world, Sandy is n

silveryogurt March 20, 2013, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #241393

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: “I don’t think Mike deserves Sandy. Sandy is an airhead so yea she deserves Mike.” -TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone. Well now you are contradicting yourself, so this will be fun to figure out XD. Let’s see… oh you don’t think Mike deserves anyone because you hate him and you think Sandy deserves Mike because she is an “airhead.” That’s confusing right there :D.

Anyway the reason I said Mike and Sandy are perfect for each other is because they are both blissfully unaware that the future they want(you know them being together) might not happen… definitely not anytime soon. Although, even after several more years of waiting and they finally find a way to finally be together(so lovely right? nope), then they are going to have to deal with Sandy’s parents. We have seen in Just Beautiful that Sandy’s mom does not approve of Mike and views him as a potential obstacle to Sandy’s career :unsure:.

On to my point and you might like this: Mike and Sandy’s relationship might just be doomed to fail anyways and if they do manage to stay in a long distance relationship… well it’s not like they will constantly be seeing each other when she lives so far away. Mike will have to deal with not having his girlfriend around for quite a while :smirk:. Also, just imagine Mike finding out that Sandy has to dump him… oh the frustration he will have. Maybe he’ll take it out on the nearest wall by clawing at it :x.

I hope this weird scenario put a smile on your face or at least made you think about it :).

@Silveryogurt: Sandy only knows what Mike is willing to tell her. Considering how she reacted to Mike telling her about Lucy hurting him(if you don’t remember Sandy was instantly worried and Mike did his best to calm her down… and never really got a chance to explain the whole situation), i’m going to say that Mike doesn’t talk to her about how his somewhat depressing day went. That’s just what I think feel free to debate about it with me.

Also, Mike has been paranoid about losing Sandy lately so he is not going to try saying anything to upset her and make her leave him. Although if he doesn’t go through with his promise about talking to Lucy then he might be in trouble.

supertails19 March 20, 2013, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #241394

I wonder what Sandy would do, if she actually knew Mike.
They knew each other in elementry school; so what? People change a LOT and it is so hard to tell how someone truly is unless you practically live with them. He’s not as perfect as she thinks he is, and from our brief glimpses into her world, Sandy is not nearly as put-together as she portrays herself in front of Mike. Just like Mike is a lot ruder around basically -everyone- than he is when he’s in his awe-and-love-struck dreamy mood around Sandy.

Just saying, as a random thought.

Paulo, however, has seen Lucy at her best and worst. Lucy has not given Paulo enough time to know him that well; he just kniws her, she doesn’t as much know him. She thought, after he took care of her, that they had something special but then Paulo basically ignored her for any girl he could get his hands on… I’m sure Lucy hasn’t gotten over that. And that’d be how she remembers him: there one day, gone the next. Just like everyone else.


silveryogurt March 20, 2013, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #241395

It actually puts a small smile, but makes me sad on the inside… Lucy’s efforts TO WASTE! ._.
That’s why I think they should just call it quits now before it becomes near impossible. I think Sandy will be the one to break it off when the time comes. Umm I see it now. Everyone hates Mike because he hurt Lucy, so he is alone feeling hurt himself. The reason he hurt Lucy is Sandy, mainly, and she is gone. Hmm Mike who was there last time Sandy left? Wishing you were a ******** now? I can totally see and I am quiet looking for toward to it.
I believe Mike deserves NOBODY! Sandy however deserves Mike, because she is blissful and deserves to meet the “real” Mike. Mike needs to suffer and learn that he isn’t the only one who has feelings and needs support.

He is a ****en hypocrite! And that makes me sick… Funny thing is I am hypocrite sometimes. I HATE HYPOCRITES!

On a side note: How far are you in my fanfic(#1) and how do like it so far? Two of the last 3 chapters were boring to type up, so I want to know it is even worth writing anymore or if it is getting boring.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 20, 2013, 11:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #241396

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I’ll add catching up with your fan-fiction to my to-do list. I just have a lot to do and I hope I can catch up on everything next week when I know I will have more time.

If Mike is not careful he might just end up alone with only one person that would ever want to be his friend. A bittersweet ending were both Mike and Lucy just have each other and no one else. I have mixed feelings about this.

Also, if you are getting sick of typing more chapters then try taking a break and coming back to it when you feel like it. Seems like a good idea to me if you have constantly been updating for the past few weeks.

supertails19 March 21, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #241397

Sandy is there to see the show.

Sanchan March 21, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #241398

~fifth Panel inside voice~ I GOT A CHANCE WITH MIKE NOW.

Sanchan March 21, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #241399

just throwing them 2 out there.

Sanchan March 21, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #241400

I read as I type XD And the story felt really boring for 23 and 24, that is more what I meant, were as chapter 25 I enjoyed typing because it lets up to one of my favorite chapters! Which is 26. To be honest chapters can take 30 minutes to 7 hours O.o, I do take breaks that where 7 hours comes in. The first two chapter of my 1st fanfic took me 11 minutes XD
I type 5 chapters a week. 3 For my main fanfic and 2 for my spin off. That’s because I am on my break till April 1st. Once April 1st comes I am going to do 4 and maybe cut down to 3.

“Mike is not careful he might just end up alone with only one person that would ever want to be his friend. A bittersweet ending were both Mike and Lucy just have each other and no one else. I have mixed feelings about this.”-supertails19
If I see Taeshi come yell at you for spoiling the ending I will laugh so hard I will cry!

2nd comment. I am glad to know you ship MikexPaulo XD

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 21, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #241401

I love this page!!!!! :love:

Definitely 2-5. XD

Daisy looks SO cute! :love:

P.S. Sorry for the emoticon mini-spam.

The Big Duhh March 21, 2013, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #241402

@Stevum: Paulo just has a fox face, and Tails is right a fox. That is all. Not what you said.
@Suitcase: That is the disadvantage of freedom, but Mr. Stalin was also unwelcome. Maybe you have to bear these people.
Another thing, can you cut $39 down to ¥39? ($39=¥250, ¥39=$6)

Henry Wang March 21, 2013, 6:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #241403

BCB has made it to the quarter finals in the comic tournament. also it has the highest percentage of votes for any of the comics this round. everyone who can, lets make this comic number 1 for the year. also we had just over 400 votes for this latest round. 8-)

Zchameleon March 21, 2013, 8:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #241405

sorry made a mistake in the last comment. it got the second highest percentage not first. wishful thinking though. missed one sorry. :unsure:

Zchameleon March 21, 2013, 11:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #241406 <<<<<<< i see @stevum ‘s point

catmando March 21, 2013, 2:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #241407 <<<<<<< i see @stevum ‘s point

catmando March 21, 2013, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #241408

Hihi! Been awhile. How are all you BCB people?
Daisy’s face, fifth panel. XD I love it.
Heated, eh, Paulo?
I wonder…. How Lucy and Mike will do having to act together in the play. She seemed kinda ****** at him last time we saw them together.
Enjoying this chapter a lot, hope the play goes over well.

Kryph March 21, 2013, 2:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #241409

Actually, his coloring is because of the type of cat he is. He says that earlier on in some other chapter. (Can’t remember which.)

Kryph March 21, 2013, 3:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #241410

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone LOLZ!

Sanchan March 21, 2013, 3:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #241411

Draaaaammmaaaaa :D and is Daisy pretending to be stupid and clueless because she’s actually undercover for jazz oooor is she just stupid and clueless xD?

missfurryy March 21, 2013, 3:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #241412

@Stevum and @catmando: I found a picture of a somali cat for both of you… guess which breed Paulo is 8-) thumb/5/59/Sorrel_%28red%29_Somali_-_20060816.jpg/ 320px-Sorrel_%28red%29_Somali_-_20060816.jpg

Also, last time I checked Paulo was a womanizing cat that was created to be Lucy’s love interest and Tails is a two-tailed fox that is shy, smart and always helps out his best buddy Sonic… i’m not talking about the AoSth tails i’m talking about the one that has his own plane is great with tools and is smart enough to be helpful to Sonic the hedgehog.

They may look a little similar but it wasn’t intentional and personality-wise they are completely different. If the day arrives that Paulo grows a second tail and becomes smart enough to fly a plane, then you can start about how they are similar. Finally I would like to point towards my name: supertails… remember that before you start a big debate about this -_-.

@Kryph: Hey there I think you were thinking of Show and Tell here’s a link: Paulo’s a foxy looking cat :P. “A friggin’ somali” 8-).

supertails19 March 21, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #241413

…. Okay, now I don’t even want to know what happened there. O_O

Furball March 21, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #241414

I don’t think Paulo is flip-flopping between girlfriends, I just think he doesn’t have any real interest in them when they’re not Lucy. He said that he always had a crush on her, and throughout the comic it’s never revealed that those feelings went away. It’s not really a matter of losing interest in them so quickly, it’s a matter of not having that great of an interest in them in the first place.

That is to say, I don’t think Paulo dove into those relationships completely detached from the idea of loving those girls, just trying to get over Lucy. :unsure:

Lise March 21, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #241415

……yeah anyone else besides mes sees someone getting punched in the face between Paulo’s flip flopping, lucy’s current bout depressive self destructive behavior, and mike’s jerkateering………….this will not end well….this will not end well at all

soup March 21, 2013, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #241416

loooved the eyes of daisy

Knight-A March 21, 2013, 7:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #241417

No, not alone. But the torpedo that was December wiped out pretty much everybody. At least we can imagine we have a nice boat, right?

Bluecaptain March 21, 2013, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #241418

@Bluecaptain and @Sethblue and @Devin
The Three Musketeers! I mean Four Musketeers!
Remember are life boats! There still is a chance! Stand strong and have faith! Never give up!
“Mike is not careful he might just end up alone with only one person that would ever want to be his friend. A bittersweet ending were both Mike and Lucy just have each other and no one else. I have mixed feelings about this.”-supertails19

You say you have mixed feelings. I see there will be lots of pain but I see a happy ending in this. When all they have is each other they will BOTH realize that all along they loved each other. :)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 21, 2013, 10:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #241420

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Or maybe when Mike and Lucy have no one else to love they will finally find happiness in each other. Better to have somebody than to have nobody. That right there is why I have mixed feelings about it… they can be happy with each other but have no one else around them.

Uhh… don’t take this^ too seriously. It is only assuming Mike becomes hated by everyone(except for Lucy) after his secret gets out and if Lucy chooses to stay with him instead of following the others(who are in a “I don’t want to be anywhere near him” kind of attitude). So many twists and turns this situation could take so I picked one and typed it up :|.

Yes they both love each other, but good luck getting them to admit it Mad Lucy:unsure:.

supertails19 March 21, 2013, 10:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #241519

Yes, exactly, thank you. I have trouble remembering chapters and things like that. :question:
A somali. A friggin’ somali. XD

Kryph March 22, 2013, 7:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #241716

Daisy does not approve.

Sambo March 25, 2013, 6:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #241984

*panel 5* *inception sound* O_O

Dominic March 30, 2013, 11:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #252895

I am loving Paulo’s facial expressions!

savagePEST July 9, 2013, 1:45 AM EST.

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