74. Curtain Call, page posted 4/3/13

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Curtain Call — Page 23
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Veronica: man sue you wrote so overdramatically no wonder david criticised your script

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Comment ID #242234

Dat script, dat dialogue…


Someone April 3, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #242235

Why are the second and third frames two different frames if they show two different consecutive parts of the same image at the same time? It just seems like a needless line break. Also, the power of the ‘Great Apathetic Wind’ saved her from getting killed? How does that work? Similarly, how did Lucy or manage to hurt the townsfolk? By flinging pebbles at them? Also, why is she forced to stay in solitude at the top of the mountain? Is she afraid her light breeze might hurt someone?
Either way, this play seems to be an allegory for Lucy’s ‘plight’, even if it may have been unintentional.
@ Superior Devoit
Nikita is a boy’s name. There aren’t girls named Nikita

Nikita April 3, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #242236

awww, poor nikita, she´s not so fast…

by the way, this sound like the twins of Dragonlance (D&D)

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Superior Deviot April 3, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #242237

Someone is rather on the sad and lonely side, I wonder what Sue has in mind to push these two together.

Dracain April 3, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #242238

So lonely. Great now the turbulent wins have me thinking of Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. In other news Lucy really is starting to look more mature. I’m still waiting for the wind to blow a rock straight to Mike’s forehead so he could finally wake up and realize what he has done.

supertails19 April 3, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #242239

Who wrote this? M. Night Shamamalama?

That guy.. April 3, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #242240

Lonely…. Lucy’s so lonely….

Mirasia April 3, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #242241

Oh god this is just like real life for Lucy D:
All alone

Dakota April 3, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #242242


Sanchan April 3, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #242243

Lucy definatley fits the part but im not sure how singing will fit in

Profatgamer April 3, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #242244

No wonder Lucy liked the script. It’s practically DESCRIBING her whole situation at home a chapter or two back.

SkyyKirby44 April 3, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #242245

kinda ironic how the play depict Lucy in such a lonely state while in reality it’s pretty much the same.

kiki April 3, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #242246

Solitude schmolitude that’s what the Internet is for XD anyway I hope this play ends up with a good ending unlike the tragic reality

Midstrike April 3, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #242247

Is it just be or does Lucy look a bit short in the first panel ? But other than that , everything looks amazing !

Bob the man April 3, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #242248

Wow Lucy looks unusually short in that first panel. Even for her.
It looks like you had a bit of trouble squeezing her in there.

shaaa April 3, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #242249

Well… it kind of suits her at the moment? Hopefully it will turn out okey? …
Am I being to hopefull? D:

@Nikita: The frame thing well I guess is… The Rule of Awesome! :D xD

Vainilla April 3, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #242250

love how this play is an illustration of what’s going on with Lucy xD

RoseVee April 3, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #242251

Does Lucy’s line in the play… correspond with how she feels in real life?

Comrade April 3, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #242252

i wonder if something will click in mike’s head.

he especially still has to apologize to her for what happened a while back.

mental eclipse April 3, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #242253

I’m sorry to ask but what does ,,solitude” mean? but anyhoo grate page :D

Iti April 3, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #242254

Wow. I don’t know if Sue had an alterior motive for Lucy and Mike at all or not for this play, but Lucy’s character fits her so well. Specially that last line. Awesome job, Sue :D

Subaru April 3, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #242255

why is lucy so short in the first panel?

Ronyle143 April 3, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #242256

sol·i·tude [sol-i-tood, -tyood]
1. the state of being or living alone; seclusion: to enjoy one’s solitude.
2. remoteness from habitations, as of a place; absence of human activity: the solitude of the mountains.
3. a lonely, unfrequented place: a solitude in the mountains.

You’re welcome. :I

Marissa April 3, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #242257

@Nikita There are plenty of females named Nikita. Google search easily shows this. Unless you come from a particular country where Nikita is designated specifically as a boys name… but I’ve seen it used on both males and females.

Someone April 3, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #242258

Iti, if I remember correctly Solitude means being lonely and alone.

Scarlet April 3, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #242259

@At anyone asking why Lucy looks short in the first panel: Lucy is supposed to be shorter than Mike. She is one of the shortest characters in BCB so i’m not sure why this is surprising anyone.

supertails19 April 3, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #242260

@ Someone
If you look up famous people with the name ‘Nikita’ on Wikipedia, there are 18, 14 of which are male. Of the other four, three are South Asian and one is a wrestler whose real name isn’t even Nikita.
To quote Wikipedia, “Nikita is a Slavic masculine name, which is, since the popularization of the French film Nikita, often mistaken for a girl’s name outside the Slavic countries.”
So even if there are girls named Nikita, it’s because their parents were just like, “Hay, see that one movie? Well there was this girl named Nikita and let’s name our kid after her.” and it was used in the movie because the people were just like, “Hay, that name ends in an ‘a’, it must be a girls name, let’s use it.”

@ Supertails
Her head does seem disproportionately large, which may add to the affect of the perceived shortness.

Nikita April 3, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #242261

Sue is probably crying back stage

honeybee April 3, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #242262

That play went from epic and dark to corny in .6 seconds. Sue, really? :nope:
Welp, still waiting for Lucy to summon lightning or something :P

Sambo April 3, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #242263

Is this the part where the play hits a little close to reality

lov/hate/hurt April 3, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #242264

I’m excited to see the rest… :)

However I have some critique on How Lucy was drawn in the first panel… The perspective is very off. Work on your perspective some more. :) Lucy’s head is huge and her body very small… Not to mention her compared to Mike.

Practice makes perfect! Keep at it!

L April 3, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #242265

That’s deep, man.

Gabria93 April 3, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #242266

the proportion doesn’t seems right. especially at first panel hmmm

catdream April 3, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #242267

Is the play supposed to represent real life with Lucy and mike? I get the feeling it is… Or maybe I’m wrong.

;) April 3, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #242268

@Nikita Assuming people randomly named their daughter after someone in a movie is a bit close minded.

If you think of the name “Billy” in America, you normally assume male, but in certain parts of the south Billy gets transformed into Billie, altering it into a girl name. More and more “boys names” are being transformed into unisex names as well.

You saying Nikita is a boys name, is like me saying Sam, Charlie, and Riley are only boys names and not considered “a girls name”

I understand that Wikipedia states that it’s masculine, but honestly, what’s in a name? My own name “Martina” is actually a known name in Germany, but the minute people are introduced to me they assume I have roots to some Spanish/South American/Mexican roots when that is far from the case.

Relax some, no one can automatically tell if you’re male or female on the internet :p

Someone April 3, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #242269

@ Someone
But it is a boy’s name. It’s derived from the Saint Nicetas and originated in the Slavic area, which is, in itself, derived from the Grecian word for victory. It doesn’t make sense to assume a name is masculine or feminine based on the last letter. Also, in recent history, the only prominent person with the name ‘Nikita’ is Nikita Khrushchev, who was male.
Your last point is, however, very fair. What’s up with those people anyways?
Lastly, “Shoog”. That would be the funniest name ever.

Nikita April 3, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #242270

@Nikita Let’s leave it at this - I’d rather name my daughter (if I were to have one) Nikita than Apple, Earth Mother, Americus, Excel, Shoog or Blue Ivy like some of the crazies out there ._.

Someone April 3, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #242271

Nikita x Someone

Oh, the drama.. =P

Superior Deviot April 3, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #242272

@SuperiorDeviot I only like drama in BSCB :love:

And I’ve just dealt with “name” bashing for the vast majority of my life. When certain individuals tend to pick up a fake Spanish accent and roll their R’s while saying my name it drives me bonkers. I grew up hearing it strictly with a German accent attached to it.

It’s like nails on a chalkboard when people do that to me ._.

But I’ve grown to accept it, to a point. My name IS common in those other regions as well, and if I’m so accepting of unisex names that were originally designed for one gender, I need to just STFU and get over it.

Someone April 3, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #242273

Lots of people in western culture use the rule of thumb that ending with an a sort of feminizes a name. Like Andrew and Andrea. Alexander and Alexandra. Dan and Dana. Martin, Martina. But like you said, names can have different historical origins.

All I can say now is that when I hear a name that ends in A, in most cases I think “girl”

Ventus April 3, 2013, 1:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #242274

Wow someone is being a bit anvillicious there Sue.

Titanium Dragon April 3, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #242275

… The first panel is driving me nuts.
But it is still better than I do..
..but still… :unsure:

Also.. why are people discussing the gender of names? :question:

****** April 3, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #242276

@Nikita I actually know plenty of girls named Nikita o_o one being one of my best friends.

Rune April 3, 2013, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #242278

Being dramatic 24/7 is Sue’s job.

Kuro April 3, 2013, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #242279

Lucy’s a midget

asdf April 3, 2013, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #242280

What I wanna know is how Sue knew how to fix the problem before half of it happened. Or she doesn’t and it will fail miserably. But hey at least the play is good!


Demetrois April 3, 2013, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #242281

At first I thought Nikita was a girl despite my own brother being called that :/
I mean, it’s true that Nikita being a girl’s name is a misconception in non-Slavic countries, but then again, how many of this comic’s fans are Slavic?

HIC April 3, 2013, 2:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #242283


Your questions sure lack any relevance so far.

Fantazmo April 3, 2013, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #242284

Meh, David would have criticised any script that did not include Kamina anyway.

Cavara April 3, 2013, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #242287

@HIC *raises hand*
You can tell this play is good because of the cleverly placed fans that are visible from on stage.

Random Internet Loser April 3, 2013, 5:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #242288

:-( Poo, I’m all caught up! Oh well, I’ll wait Til friday…

Ra'Zhoul April 3, 2013, 5:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #242289

Wow Sue, wait to use real life to inspire a good play. Sue is probably using thew play to show Mike how Lucy feels and What he did to her is wrong, but Sue designed the Play to bring Mike and Lucy together as friends or a couple. Even though Sue does not know exactly what Mike said in his “I hate you Lucy”speech, she is pretty smart so I think she at least figured out that Mike did something to Lucy or something happened between them to make Lucy this depressed.

Devin April 3, 2013, 6:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #242290

Lucy suddenly turned into a midget

Mightyena April 3, 2013, 6:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #242291

Lucy looks just like her mother!


Laugh12346 April 3, 2013, 7:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #242292

“Lucy looks just like her mother!”
She really does.

wr3h April 3, 2013, 7:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #242293

Sorry sue but…..i can see the fans behind the curtin. Bad show sue :/

Lisa April 3, 2013, 7:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #242294

I’ll ask it again:


also short lucy is very short.

boh... April 3, 2013, 7:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #242295

I figure things are already fine and dandy between Lucy and Mike since they went over this when they were rehearsing.

anonymous April 3, 2013, 8:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #242296

Lucy looks off in the first panel, like a midget version of herself.

LH April 3, 2013, 8:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #242297

Yeah, I am definitely seeing some context in her speech. Way to similar to how she’s been feeling these days to be a coincidence.

Death of Ink April 3, 2013, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #242298

DEFINITE metaphor goin on here.

Rylan April 3, 2013, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #242299

@Nikita, @Superior_Deviot, @(someone else) : I am such a bookworm that I don’t know what you were talking.

Over all, Lucy acts really well, (even better than Mike, though she did not want to take part in it at all,) thanks, Taeshi (for your art wok) .

@Everyone(especially Chinese): Happy …Er… ‘Tomb-sweeping Day’ …(I had better add ‘holiday’ behind.)…

Henry Wang April 3, 2013, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #242300

Lucy looks weird in the first panel…

actiongirl April 3, 2013, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #242301

@Nikita: I thought I was the only one to use the real name.
I have several nicknames but none of them is suitable.

Henry Wang April 3, 2013, 10:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #242302


Taeshi designed Lucy to be the shortest character in the cast. Although, Taeshi does make some mistakes on their appearances, still she does her best to perfect the appearance of her characters.

As for the name discussions, well, I too have been in a certain name moment before, I thought ‘Brooke’ was a boys name, but I just assumed it was. With names these days, it make me wonder about how our naming coventions work and their significance.

Keyblade Dragon April 3, 2013, 11:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #242303

I feel that Lucy knows that pain all too well.

Kindle Kat April 3, 2013, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #242304

‘…they know nothing of the pain of solitude.’
Actually, that is the problem that Lucy is really facing. The biggest problem is that there is almost no one understand her.
Her imperfect characterictic makes things even worse. For exampal, Augustus has the similar problem, but he controls his moods much better than Lucy does.
There is an old saying “The life itself is like a huge drama, each drama is a set of different people’s lives.”

Henry Wang April 3, 2013, 11:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #242305

“But they know nothing of the pain of solitude”
Whoa Sue you are genius!
Lol, I wonder if this will send a wake up call to Mike, since NO ONE has seen Lucy since “December”. except Augustus.(But only those two know that)
Those tears are probably going to be hard, since she is emotionless.
Hmmm panel 2, that panel is sending me a message that probably isn’t there.
I have to give Sue a high five for nailing Lucy’s personality so well! This is getting better and better!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 3, 2013, 11:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #242306

@TheRealsome(akaSomeone: Wow, your comment is so good. And please check mine.

p.s. I hope you are not angry with me now.

Henry Wang April 3, 2013, 11:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #242307

@European&American: Anything funny during the ‘April Fool’s Day’?
Our festival this month isn’t so ‘interesting’, check my comments before and you will find it.

Henry Wang April 3, 2013, 11:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #242308

I really cant help it but i’ve read your “name debate” with nikita and my own real name is the same as yours. But I live in Sweden and if anything ppl have thought my name had french roots. Just find it a bit funny.

The comic looks great as usual but I agree the proportions are a bit off. But I think its because the scene looks a bit small for the characters.

Saph April 3, 2013, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #242309

Pain of solitude?

In December Mike said that after the play that he would try to isolate Lucy from the group…In the play, Lucy is isolated from society and is a rather sympathetic villain…


Or maybe the curtains really are just blue and not a representation of the inner turmoil of the main character.

Great looking coming Tae!

Liquid_Pencil April 3, 2013, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #242311

I don’t understand why there’s a divide between the second and third panels.

Also, I honestly have to say I have no idea where Sue’s play is going. Maybe Lucy’s singing will lift her own curse or stop the villagers from getting sick/those weird marks? I don’t know. I am actually happy that I don’t know exactly where it’s going

Neveko April 3, 2013, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #242313

I know its foreshortening. but dang. lucy looks really small.

melancholia April 3, 2013, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #242314


For the name Nikita: Beginning in the 20th century, it was adopted for female children in some countries such as France but remains strictly masculine in Russia and other countries of eastern Europe. Indian feminine name Nikita means earth.

Even though it’s strictly masculine in Russia, it can still be used for a feminine name. Most names can, for example “Brooke” is a girls name but you can also use it for a boy with the spelling “Brook” it’s the same for “Frankie” or “Franky”.

Ok now for this page of the comic.
I doubt Mike and Lucy will kiss now if they are depicted as brother and sister in this. I hope Mike realizes what he’s done because of this play, because it is exactly like Lucy’s problems at the moment. If he sees this he might even screw the play up a little with the sudden realization.

Bon_Clay April 3, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #242315

@Lucy is short?
Yes, she is the shortest of the main cast.
She goes up to Mike’s nose.

SIDE NOTE: Oh also why we are at it. I don’t understand why he is so upset. He obvious is important or she wouldn’t be losing it like that.

@Nikita and People
Seriously. It’s annoying with you flooding the comments with your arguments! Nikita HERE is a GUY, GET OVER IT! Nikita is a Unisex name, DEAL WITH IT Nikita!

@Henry Wang
“And please check mine.

p.s. I hope you are not angry with me now.”-Henry Wang
Why would I be upset? Your comment looks good… but I am not the person to ask XD Ask supertails19

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 3, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #242316


“SIDE NOTE: Oh also why we are at it. I don’t understand why he is so upset. He obvious is important or she wouldn’t be losing it like that.”

Because he was tired of dragging her along, propping her up, doing all these things for her and pretty much getting nothing in return but future abuse. He might be important to her, and he probably knew she loved him, but whatever feelings he had for her died a while back and at that point he was just trying to fulfill his sense of duty to her…which was a burden and a chore to deal with.

etyb April 3, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #242317

David: “Gets pretty slow in the second act.” Hurrhurr. Watch as rocks create unexpected injury and then Jess drama. :/

StraightFace April 3, 2013, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #242318

Is it just me or is this script kinda touching a bit too personally with the girl reading from it.

Follarch April 3, 2013, 4:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #242319

Man I really don’t get it how she survived.
Or why she can’t get out of the mountain.
I mean, seriously, how the hell does it work? Does the wind just keeps her there? So Mike won’t be able to come down as well, because the wind would be trapping them both? And how did the wind save her? :question:
If someone could explain that to me I’d be so grateful.

Idastar April 3, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #242320

does anyone think Lucy looks tiny in this slide? :x

auto April 3, 2013, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #242321

Other than the townsfolk knowing nothing about solitude, I honestly understood none of what Lucy just said. XD

I'll Eat Yourself April 3, 2013, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #242322

Mike struggling toward her like that, I think I sense a kiss-u soon.

Also damn it has been aeons since I last posted.

Null April 3, 2013, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #242323

@auto: Yeah, I noticed that, too. Maybe it’s just an effect for distance.

DProto April 3, 2013, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #242325

O.K. I see Dark Souls throw backs. Lucy looks like she is Wearing the Gold hemmed set, guarded by the boss Ceaseless Discharge, and Mike look like he has the short sword. I am not kidding they look almost exactly like the Dark Souls items I just mentioned it is almost creepy.

Devin April 3, 2013, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #242326

I got this really itchy feeling that mike will have this buildup of shame and or guilt about how he handled things in december, and this dialog will make him snap a tiny bit and he’ll break character, possibly shouting something to defend himself, and thus alerting the entire school to his royal ****up.

Huntress_RVW April 3, 2013, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #242327

If she is a chore why does he continue? Oh wait he didn’t… And she started sliding into depression

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 3, 2013, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #242328

@Huntress_RVW. I agree with you for the most part. I think Mike will have a build up of guilt but I don’t think he will “alert the entire school to his royal f&$# up” I think the guilt will slowly eat at him for about a week or so after the play, the he will realize what a horrible human/cat being he has been to Lucy and he will break down get on his hands and knees and beg Lucy, and the rest of the lunch table/group, for forgiveness. Not my favorite scenario but one of the slightly more Mike realizes he was a dick in “December” and hates him self for that and wants redemption type endings. Also it would be nice for a little character development in Mike right about now.

Devin April 3, 2013, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #242329

@Devin this is true, but this is bcb we are talking about here …oh wait, what if both happened, and he only begs forgiveness after he knows what real isolation feels like?

Huntress_RVW April 3, 2013, 8:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #242331

@Nikita: I take it that by your name, you are Slavic?

@HenryWang: Would you like me to start using my own name? I have no aversion to using my own name.

Comrade April 3, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #242332

Lol Taeshi isn’t it tecnicoly your script

JustSomeCritic April 3, 2013, 9:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #242333

@ RealSomeone
Why do you complain about something that ended 14 hours before your post? Also, I think we may have come to the conclusion that it is, overall, not a unisex name but that is, at this point, besides the point.
Also, ironically, the main point of my first comment was that Lucy’ll kill you with the Great Tiny Breeze. The thing about names was really just a side note.

Nikita April 3, 2013, 10:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #242334

i have been a long time reader and never really felt the need to comment but i thought i would today :)


i really must say, tht i really like ur usage of multiple mediums in this chapter. it just adds so much character and feel to the story and illustrations :) i really enjoy it.

as always keep up the amazing work :D

Nancypants April 3, 2013, 11:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #242335

@Huntress_RVW,can I call you Huntress?, you make a good point and yes this is BCB so drama will be added no matter what is written. And knowing Mike, and how much I act like him sometimes, I agree that Mike will probably only try to rebuild those bridges he and Lucy had a year or two ago, in comic, after about a week at the least maybe a month at the most.
Also can you read my theory on the story of the Intermission: Making Kittens resembling how the story will end and can you give me your opinion on it. I think I wrote it on the last page so please and thank you.

Devin April 3, 2013, 11:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #242336

deep. :)

a little thing i noticed, and just some friendly criticism. In the first panel Lucy seems much shorter than she really is, so maybe pay attention to the perspective more? idk?

JEEVES April 3, 2013, 11:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #242337

@ Devin yes, you can. and i’ll have a look on that. unfortunatly, I don’t think i share your opinion on mike willingly trying to rebuild the bridges, yet. I have known many boys like him, and i know that look. thats the oh god, now sue’s on her side look
at least thats my interpretation of his face there

Huntress_RVW April 3, 2013, 11:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #242338

@Huntress. Good point but now, being the Mike X Lucy fanboy that I am, all of my speculation about Mike and Lucy getting together is,well speculation and based on an intermission. I am grasping at straws basically and all I have is a tiny sliver of hope. Wow I am really sounding like a fruitcake.

Devin April 3, 2013, 11:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #242339

Long live MikexLucy shippers! We can hope together! :)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 3, 2013, 11:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #242340

@TheRealSomeone: At this point, I don’t think it’s possible. Taeshi seems to prefer PauloxLucy, and we know that whatever Tae likes best is what we’ll get.

Comrade April 3, 2013, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #242341

@Comrade: At this point Lucy could even end up with Augustus and we would have no way of knowing. Lucy has physically and emotionally shut herself away from the rest of the world. She missed about a week of school and I don’t think she even cared. For all we know Lucy could just be going through the motions and barely caring about what happens next… just playing her part and nothing more. Hopefully somebody snaps her out of it. Anybody that could bring her back to life again would be alright. I’ll even accept a talking to from Zachary or from Lucy’s father… anything to bring the life back into Lucy’s eyes and a sincere smile to her face. Of course, Mike seems to be the easiest answer, but even then he might not be enough if it is too late :(.

supertails19 April 4, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #242342

@TheRealSomeone We must hope with all our hearts ;_;


Lord of Time April 4, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #242343

Damn, Lucy’s short.

HiThere April 4, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #242344

Mike is the only one who can drag Lucy out. She believes Mike 100%! He is the only person she still trusts!(sad eh?) If he apologizes she isn’t going to believe him. He needs to keep at it until he can successfully drag her out! It is going to take time and patience on his part. This isn’t a bout Mike being a good friend, it’s about him being a person!

@Lord of Time
Don’t let anyone tell you different stay STRONG! :unsure: X Mad Lucy OTP!

Your are never alone! I will die with this ship!

This fuken up thought came into my mind JUST NOW!
What if Mike starts physically abusing Lucy? So he can get even -_-
I imagine she would just take and hid the pain from Mike. <~~~ This we all can agree with.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 4, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

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Wow. And here I was thinking I was all alone on the U.S.S. Mike X Lucy. So my thanks to @therealsomeone and @ Lord Of Time. But @supertails19 has got a point Lucy is almost dead emotionally and she needs someone to help shake her out of it. The only people I see doing this are Mike, as much as it kills me to say this Paulo, and other friends Daisy, Abby, Sue, Tess. She does not have to be in a relationship, but she does have to be able to, hopefully, get back to her old hitting on Mike, kicking Paulo’s ***, mean on the outside nice on the inside, girl we all know and love. I am turning into a real fruit cake aren’t I? And while I am still up, There is still a chance, a very small one, that Sandy may be cheating on him and when she texts the other guy she accidentally sends it to Mike instead of the other guy and Mike breaks up with Sandy. I know mean evil thoughts that will never happen, and if they do Mike might end up I a worse state than Lucy, as in right now Lucy while she is still dead inside.

Devin April 4, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

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@therealsomeone. Can you do me a favor and check my theory on the Intermission: Having Kittens following the story of the comic and mirroring, sorry if I misspelled, Mike and Lucy’s relationship in the comic? If you can can you give me some feedback. Check Monday’s comments page if interested. Thank you and good morning or good night? I mean it’s like 1:20 am, where I live. And I need to get up at 5 so sucks to be me right now.

Devin April 4, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #242347

Sex. Now. It solves everything.

Blank On Purpose April 4, 2013, 1:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #242349

@RealSomeone(akaSomeone : …Okey… Both of us have a poor memory. (To answer your answer of mine.)

Henry Wang April 4, 2013, 3:18 AM EST.

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Nikita as a name occurs outside slavic countries independently. From the sanskrit Niketan meaning abode, it is a feminine name meaning Earth.

Zero Dollars + Two cent April 4, 2013, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #242351

@Zero_Dollars+Two_cent: Your name…

Henry Wang April 4, 2013, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #242352

@Henry Wang

I only ever comment when it’s my two cents so…

I wanted it to be $0.02 but the $ won’t fly sadly.

Zero Dollars + Two cent April 4, 2013, 6:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #242353

Seriously, it’s ironic that the broken-hearted one is playing the broken-hearted one.

Luna April 4, 2013, 6:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #242354

Of course, the main characters of BCB are Mike and Lucy, (so I suggest to use “Mike&Lucy” as the Chinese name of this comic (Although it is still English), ) I think they like brother&sister more than couple, I think even Miss. Vera herself doesn’t know what will be like in the end.

Henry Wang April 4, 2013, 6:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #242355

@Luna: Almost agree with you.

Henry Wang April 4, 2013, 6:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #242356

@Henry Wang. Taeshi already knows how the story will end, or at least 20 pages ahead of us.

Devin April 4, 2013, 6:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #242357

@Devin: The whole story, not only this chapter.

Henry Wang April 4, 2013, 6:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #242358

*looks at banner*
Daisy, Y U NO MOVE? :nope:

Zero April 4, 2013, 8:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #242360

“Can you do me a favor and check my theory on the Intermission: Having Kittens following the story of the comic and mirroring, sorry if I misspelled, Mike and Lucy’s relationship in the comic? If you can can you give me some feedback.”-Devin
You might have something, but it we have yet to Mike physically hit back.
His “December” could symbolize his abuse towards her and the ‘hitting’. But we have yet to she Lucy ‘fight’ back. Part of the intermission, has Lucy saying ‘ow’ and looks like it hurt. So you might be on to something. I hope it works out, but I am MikexLucy shipper and a Lucy fan boy…

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 4, 2013, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #242361

Good job! Commander Vera!
The better story equals your better mind.

Any futher plans?

Henry Wang April 4, 2013, 11:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #242362

I have talked about this page, and I want to say something about myself.

About BCB and me:
1. Have touched it for no more than 3 months, since 2013 Feb.
2. Just want to find out what will happen.
3. I really wonder how could I find BCB.
About normal life:
1. Was born in 1998.
2. Still a student.
3. A P.R.C. citizen.
About my name:
1. I don’t want to tell you my real name, but my family name is really ‘Wang’.
2. ‘Henry’ is really my English name.
3. Once my classmates sent me a nickname ‘Wang Baidu’, they thought I am knowledgeable. Soon they sent that nickname to another boy. That guy sometimes is far too lazy to do his homework by himself, just copies from Internet, and always be caught.
Something else:
1. It is impossible for me to get $39 right now. —As a middle school student.
2. A supporter of Nuclear Power. I think it is more important to import nuclear fuel from Australia than import natural gas from New Zealand. We can build more nuclear power plants to replace the old coal power plants, and than turn coal into methane to replace natural gas and oil.
3. Want to be a Electricity Tycoon in the future.

Henry Wang April 4, 2013, 11:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #242363


“If she is a chore why does he continue? Oh wait he didn’t… And she started sliding into depression.”

So? Is he then supposed to do a 180 and go right back to being her punching bag? As far as he’s concerned, she hasn’t changed at all, but simply gotten more desperate and manipulative than ever to try and get him back. Anger is a hard thing to let go of when one feels justified in wielding it—Mike feels justified, and why not?

Don’t get me wrong, I understand Lucy’s view as well. She *has* changed, but it’s only been a few months vs years of abuse directed at Mike. It’s so damn hard to learn to really trust people and to stick with it. I can see parts of myself in her in that regard.

etyb April 4, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #242364

Basically, they’re both idiots that’ve made plenty of mistakes that need to sit the hell down and actually *talk*.

etyb April 4, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #242365

@etyb: This is the closest thing to a civil conversation between Mike and Lucy that we have seen in over a year. How about we hope that they remain civil and something clicks in the korat’s head :unsure:. If this play doesn’t bring those 2 closer together(as friends), then I don’t know what will. Well, without locking Mike and Lucy in a room and saying they won’t be released until they become friends again. Oh and the next time they fight will result in a 24 hour lockdown… don’t ask where I got this idea from because my mind is a mystery :x.

supertails19 April 4, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

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He did stop being her punching bag, and she stopped treating him like that.
In her eyes he was her only real friend. Think about, I know it is twisted, what real reason does anyone have to be with her?(IN HER MIND) She is always with Mike so: Paulo thinks she is hot, David thinks she is hot, Daisy still has a crush on Mike, Abbey follows Daisy, Tess has feelings for Paulo, Sue and Amaya have crush on Mike, Jasmine has a crush on Paulo. You see those are links that make sense why they are around her. Now those are not the full truth. But we have to look at it from a girl who was rejected as person at a young age by everyone but Mike. What we learn at a young age stays with us until adulthood.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 4, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #242368

@therealsomeone. Thank you for the feedback and note what I wrote was a very rough draft of what my theory really is and I am still not sure what panels mark what moments in the comic. As I said what in wrote is a rough draft and I have had almost no time to fully wright up my theory,as I am constantly bombarded with my at home job.

Devin April 4, 2013, 3:51 PM EST.

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DoubleAH April 4, 2013, 5:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #242372

This page may have just hopped right on up into my favorite pages of all of BCB. That metaphor, I just… aaaaaaa.. It’s such a perfect representation of the barrier she formed herself many years ago to protect herself from those mean to her and giving her unwanted advances, and how it’s blocked many people out from being close with her. The only person that was ever to make it so far was Mike and I just… I may explode. Excuse me, please.

Mewzia April 4, 2013, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #242373

Why is K i z u n a blocked out? What even is a K i z u n a?

Gate April 4, 2013, 6:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #242375

Second panel. Mike is showing actual emotion in response to Lucy’s great acting. Oh God, please don’t tell me Mike is going to mess up because of his instincts… D:

Anon April 4, 2013, 7:07 PM EST.

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momomomome April 4, 2013, 9:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #242377

Actually there is a girl named Nikita at my school

Rioo April 4, 2013, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #242378

wow it works

Dracain April 4, 2013, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #242379

@HenryWang: I will match you.

About BCB and me:
1. Been on it for slightly longer- since January.
2. First webcomic I purchased books from, ever.
3. Found it by accident, in a small ad at the bottom of the Let’s Play Archive.
About normal life:
1. Also born in 1998, early 1998.
2. I’m one of the top students at my school, although where I attend school, that isn’t saying much.
3. I live on the American West Coast.
About my name:
1. My given name is Persian, my family name is French.
2. My middle name(Patrick) makes people think I’m named for the saint, but I’m actually named for my father’s best friend.
3. I was named after a cracker for a few days, before my parents decided to change it.
Something else:
1. I am a Deutschophile, an Austrophile, and a Communist.
2. I am a veritable encyclopedia of random and useless information on the World Wars, Major League Baseball, and Ace Attorney.
3. I seek to become a criminal prosecutor or possibly a military historian.

Comrade April 4, 2013, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #242413

Can I delete the coment? I should have put it in the new page D:


So I’m gonna do that…

Vainilla April 5, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #242961

Why this page still do not put up the “top three” comments…

Henry Wang April 12, 2013, 10:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243405

sue…did you write this as a metaphor to metaphorically smack mike upside the head?

Xeyo April 18, 2013, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #243756

why does Lucy look so short in the 1st panel? :question:

butterflyslicer April 23, 2013, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #271854

Do you also know the pain of getting hit with rocks your whole life?

Yes January 6, 2014, 7:46 PM EST.

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TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #292315

I figured it out.

The rocks symbolize her friends, and the wind represents the “unsteady” relationship between her and all of her friends, but that the rocks are pushed towards her anyways. And right in her face, too. But she ignores them and looks down, and looks at no one but Mike.

@Taeshi if you can, read this and tell me what you think? :/

Kusundree January 12, 2015, 7:19 PM EST.

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