74. Curtain Call, page posted 4/17/13

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Curtain Call — Page 29
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Comment ID #243186

There’s no ****ing way that’s part of the play. I know I’ve said that before, but there is absolutely no way. Could it be that Lucy is becoming herself again? I mean, not the cloistered version of her that she used to be, but the real Lucy. She might actually do it! I just hope she didn’t say that loudly.
WAIT! There’s NO WAY that this is part of the play, she called him Mike! It must be real! Or…, the flower petals are it switching to flashback mode and this is someone else talking to Mike, which would really throw a wrench in everyone’s good time. Or, it might have actually happened, and the flower petals might be Mike imagining them getting married, wearing similar attire, which would be quite the twist.

Don’t leave me hanging hear Taeshi!

Nikita April 17, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243187

Well…umm wow taeshi talk about a curve ball?
I got to go with Nikita on this. No! Notice the flower petals this is part of the play! Maybe the hero’s name is Mike? Maybe it now is Mike XD
Taeshi this page… is… so… beautiful! :love: :love: :love:
XD Something wrong Mike? Enjoying Lucy being around you? Regretting what you said? Regretting choosing Sandy?

Frame this and give it a golden star this is BY FAR the most beautiful page you have ever made!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243188

:love: I was joking about Lucy proposing to Mike, but this is fine. Why is everyone being negative about this? We have a joyous moment for BCB history. The first BCB proposal. Yes! I don’t care if it is happening in a play or not, a BCB wedding is a dream come true no matter the circumstance… even if this girl shows up > :D. Now that would be a twist.

supertails19 April 17, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243189


etyb April 17, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243190

mike is remembering why he fell for lucy in the first place.

Sanchan April 17, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243191

Mike is blushing
I really wasn’t expecting this…

HimbeCat379 April 17, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243192

NI siquiera me asombro ya por las cosas inesperadas que ocurren.

LevitaOmnia April 17, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243193


Order_66 April 17, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243194

I smell incest.

Or maybe it’s something totally different, who knows.

Puppo April 17, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243195

Wait, woah. What?

Micro April 17, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243196

He is falling in love!!!!

Mikayla April 17, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243197

Congratulations Taeshi, I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what is going on here.

Comrade April 17, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243198

I feel a flashback coming on

MissShellGiraffe April 17, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243199

Flashbacks? My body is ready.

This may be the best story arc yet, loving the amount of suspense written in. From a writing perspective, this has been phenomenal with subtlety.

Zorak April 17, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

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Pauloisjustthatboss April 17, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243201


No Taseshi

Lena April 17, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243202

My money is on flashback. Everything before was part of the play but not this, no sir. Must be harking back to a conversation they had once. Or something.


etyb April 17, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243203

Woah…. This is turning into a weird weird WEIRD chapter. Awesome but weird. Mike definitely was NOT acting last page. He is flabbergasted. Like he’s all blushing and shiny-eyed. What is going on?!?!!?! I know the dialog here is not the play so whargfldicnecn!!!

SEGAMAN April 17, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243204

To say that things are about to go downhill is a colossal understatement. I believe the phrase “orbital dive-bomb” is more suiting.

At the same time, I sense a flashback coming on.

Richthofen April 17, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243205

Mike CAN NOT be his name in the play what’s going on oh my god Lucy what just happened they are gonna get married!!!

;) April 17, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243206

Mike is having the blushus ;v;

And I have to say, even though they’re dead, Lucy’s eyes look beautiful in panel 1. Lucy looks gorgeous in that panel overall, actually. Wonderful job on this page :)

shaaa April 17, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243207

Could be.

Broffesor Jones April 17, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243208

Well… the person involved in this “flashback” can’t be Sandy, since the person said “Mike” and not “Maishul” or whatever she calls him xD

Silversoma April 17, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243209

mmmmmmmmmm do i smell dramas?

Whimsicott April 17, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243210

Mike Blushing?!?!?! Oh is mike having second thoughts about Lucy

That one person April 17, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #243211

Interesting. Still wondering exactly where this is going…
And hypnosis-induced flashback is go!

Oceanus92 April 17, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #243212

Its a flashback from when they were younger?

Broffesor Jones April 17, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #243213

OMG IS HE GONNA CRY???? I would. This is so precious—

*hyperventilates all over the place*

ChalupaFairy April 17, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #243214

Wow, not sure why but mike looks entranced. Maybe he’s finally realizing what he done or that he had forgotten the good in Lucy. He had been blinded by his own ambition and satisfaction to see that there are others who want him to consider how much they care for him. Such things bring a darkness into Mike’s heart. This moment may be the point where he finds a Lucy’s light and then gets his realization.

As for the last two panels, I’m not sure if its part of the play or a flashback. I’ll need to check in on that later.

Keyblade Dragon April 17, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #243215

flashhhhh bacccccccck

It’s probably child Lucy and child Mike having a conversation. Perhaps Mike is ACTUALLY liking Lucy again? o_o He’s blushing, maybe he’s the one having the flash back. Strange..I honest to god thought he was acting this whole time.

Kitmit April 17, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #243216

Meanwhile Sue is probably tearing out her hair in frustration…. I”m pretty sure what Lucy just said is not in the play script….

Bob the man April 17, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #243217

Maybe he’s thinking of Sandy again…? Maybe the way Lucy is in this play is making him think of her or something. :/

Julia KaNeko April 17, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #243218

Flaash baaack~

Day April 17, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #243219

Don’t worry, that’s probably scripted. It’s all part of the plan.

Yxela007 April 17, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #243220

*cackles* VERY GOOD, LUCY! Make him fall for you, then dump his a$$!

Random person: It’s just a frickin’ play!
Me: Sh-shut up! I can dream TAT

Kimina April 17, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #243221

@Julia but Sandy doesn’t call him Mike :P I think it’s Lucy :D

Kitmit April 17, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #243222

@ Someone
I agree, definitely the most incredible page to date.

Nikita April 17, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #243223

Why is everyone thinking it is a flashback?

The ice is melting! Look Lucy’s eyes, they seem to be brightening up!
IF this keeps up I see Mike actually wanting to talk to Lucy! Go Lucy go!


Your right :)

check the previous page.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #243224

Is Mike seriously going to have second thoughts about Lucy, AFTER the hate speech he gave? What about Paulo’s love for Lucy? Since Lucy loves Mike more, what will become of Paulo?

asdf April 17, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #243225

Flashback, Flashback! I detect a flashback~

KaliOfDarknesss April 17, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #243226

hmmmm I smell Catnip………… 8-D

Pepe Le Pew April 17, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

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Because this is a play and if anyone, let alone them, started saying stuff not in the script she’d slay them with extreme prejudice. So, why not a flashback to some earlier conversation they had?

I could be wrong but whatevs.

etyb April 17, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243228

First you wish “she could just drop dead”, and now you’re being swoon by her charm once more. GET YOUR FEELINGS STRAIGHT, MAN.
Blushing isn’t exactly something one can act - at least not amateur actors like kids in a school play - and now you’re having a flashback of most likely one of your conversations with Lucy.

You know why this is happening? Because you’re lying to yourself. You’re the typical kind of guy who’s easy to push around. You fell for Sandy, but once she was gone you fell for Lucy. When Sandy came back, you fell for her once more and now you THINK you hate Luce just ‘cause you’re in a “steady” relationship.
Whether it’s romantically or not, you don’t hate Luce as much as you think you do. You only think she’s bad to hang around because she has a bit of a violent way of showing her emotions. But you still enjoy talking with her, you still enjoy playing games with her and you sure as hell still like her. Sandy never meant for you to end your friendship - I repeat, FRIENDSHIP - with Lucy. She just didn’t want you to be pushed around and hurt, because she cared for you like a girlfriend should. But she never said you couldn’t stay friends. Even Lucy was willing to stay friends.

Furious Abbey sdgasg If he dares to break/confuse Lucy’s heart any further, mess up for poor Paulo who’s doing his best to be honest with himself and hurt Sandy’s feelings as well break her trust, I swear I’m going to be the one to throw rocks at him next.

Yumikarp April 17, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243229

Oh look, more flashbacks.

Frodomann1 April 17, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #243230

You see what you dumped Mike?!?!? YOU SEE?!!

Midstrike April 17, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #243231

given all that has happened so far this can’t end well.

Cyph April 17, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

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Furball April 17, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243233

@asdf: Paulo can try crawling back to Jasmine, or Mike might remember he has a girlfriend and pretty much say screw the consequences. That could lead to him ruining the play on his own… this is too good to be true. I will cherish this page because Lucy is looking happier than she has been for the past month. Also, I doubt they will kiss onstage because Sue would be taking the brotherly/sisterly love thing a step too far. I hope Mike doesn’t run away because of some fear of commitment or something. Mad Lucy :unsure:

@etyb: Are you thinking this is some kind of rehearsal? Oh right you weren’t around when Taeshi said she wouldn’t be doing anymore flashbacks. She could have been lying, but I sincerely doubt it. Although she never said anything about a dream… did she? Umm, nah i’m probably just over-thinking this. It will probably be a normal fairytale ending with a twist or 2 added in to make it be more interesting or fancier.

supertails19 April 17, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #243234


Rusco Istar April 17, 2013, 12:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #243235

Flashbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. Chapter wouldn’t be complete without one!
Can’t say I predicted one though.
Pretty flower pedals too ;)

Fenfir April 17, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #243237

Teenage hormones and mood swings be all over the map, yo.

But seriously this chapter is friggin great, I’m always left excited for what’s happening next.

Ket April 17, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #243238

Well with the way the last few pages were set up, and with how Mike is reacting now, I’m gonna say we have some good ol’ drama on the horizon.

Only this time, it won’t be Lucy who will be feeling all the weight from it.

Drunkenwhale April 17, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #243239

woah woah woah I was just listening to this song while reading this


fitting as hell

Seppucrow April 17, 2013, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #243240

ah the infamous flashback, my main pleasure comes from that she’s having some sort of effect on Mike, don’t care if there’s some ulterior motive or if there’s something bad around the corner. In the here and now she’s finally touching something deep within him, his eyes his face is all giving it away and I would love for nice-Mike to finally return to the surface and not be such a jerk. This whole part is going in a good direction so I am satisfied as of now, we’ll see where we’re taken soon enough

SimonD April 17, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #243241

Readers: NO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O!
Also Lucy’s face looks like it’s saying “Keep calm and carry on”.
Also I can’t decide what’s harder to believe in - that these face expressions are Mike’s real ones or theat he has FINALLY learnt how to play.

HIC April 17, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #243242

Hold on, I got a good feeling Friday’s update won’t be a cliffhanger. I just got a feeling! Let me for once be right taeshi! :)

Amen brother

You never know, maybe Lucy slipped it in. If the audience doesn’t catch it isn’t then Sue will left it roll. This was to get Mike and Lucy to be friends again.

Where did taeshi say about no more flashbacks? And did she really say that?


TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #243243

Wait.. wait.. WAIT!!! sorry for my bad English but I’m confused, now I dunno if this is part of the play or she talking for herself.

Wow Taeshi youre the muse of drama 8-D, now need to wait for the next page…

Seriusly… I’m confused

Nocturne April 17, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #243244

ah yes i know whats really going on here good work Taeshi you have really out done yourself

what man April 17, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #243245

The way Lucy’s face is drawn is perfect. She’s in character for her play, but her eyes give the sensation she’s dead inside…. Mike… Mike isn’t falling back in love with her… is he?….IS HE!?

Seikyuu April 17, 2013, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #243246

It ‘s random flashback time!

Maybe Mike ‘s brain is melting under violent hormonal influx.

SpaceToaster April 17, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #243247

|D oh my glob.. this.. is AMAZING. 8-)

Doodles April 17, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #243248

Could this flashback be the beginning, of Mike having second thoughts about Lucy and their relationship (or currently lack-of, at this point)? I hope so, but this is probably not going to happen until a very, VERY long time :(

Subaru April 17, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #243249

Holy **** that was out of the blue, maybe this is a flash back of what they where talking about back stage

OR the plays over and there haveing a talk alone

lov/hate/hurt April 17, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #243250


Zany April 17, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #243251

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: It was from a answered question I saw a while ago… would have been helpful if I remembered the date. An oversight on my part -_-. Well, I am not going to expect a flashback, I’ll enjoy this while it lasts. Mike blushing in front of Lucy, the beautiful scenery, Lucy smiling and wearing a dress… absolutely lovely and I guess this means that Flower girl has a part to play #^_^#. Oh! So that is why David auditioned in a trench coat! He was trying to get a part in the play so he could be near her. How sweet of him :).

supertails19 April 17, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #243252

taeshi omg

Gea April 17, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #243253

I’m feeling magic in the air for once instead of dread!

TheSonicSegaNerd April 17, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #243254

Oh snaps, is this the beginning of a flashback? :D

Lolly April 17, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243255

Mike, don’t let this siren seduce you! Run while you still can! XD

I just love this page. Their facial expressions speak louder than words. :^j

Morning Glory April 17, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243256

It’s like… They’ve just lost sight of what’s around them and they’re in their own little world.

:question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question: :question:

Dudeler April 17, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #243257

Honestly, I don’t believe she actually asked that question in the present. I think that one of them is remembering that certain event. I’m assuming it’s probably Mike by the look on his face, and I’m thinking the next few pages will be a flashback of the two of them. Looking forward to it taeshi! ^_^

Legion April 17, 2013, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243258

I bet this will be a flashback. No more comments!

da April 17, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #243259

Wtf. That’s all I gotta say.
P.s. anyone notice Lucy’s eyes.

Robin April 17, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243260

To those of you saying Mike might be falling for Lucy again, look at context since the hate speech whenever Mike thinks about her. Other than saying she should die while talking to Sandy (which was more sarcastic than anything), his expression has always been that of disappointment in his own actions. He obviously still feels something for Lucy.

He’s never going to stop having feelings for Lucy, that much is obvious. How he acts on that ingrained attraction to her, though, is really the most pivotal part in the main story lines. If you doubt me, go back and look at the expressions Mike makes when around her, the way he behaves. It’s not hate, and with time we’ll find out what he really feels. It’s been subtle emotion here and there, but it seems like this wild ride is about to get a whole lot wilder.

Zorak April 17, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #243261

TAESHI, just so you remember they’re siblings, okay? SIBLINGS. Let me remind you again, SIBLINGS. SIBLINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AdorableLucy April 17, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #243262

Betting my money on flashback as well. It’s a weird question to suddenly ask, even for the play.

This really makes no sense, argh. :’)

LH April 17, 2013, 1:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #243263

@AdorableLucy: Well, I never heard of an arranged marriage between siblings so I doubt that will happen… good thing it isn’t Haley and Mike on this stage because Sue would be going to jail for this play. Luckily, Mike and Lucy aren’t actually related and hopefully the rest of the audience knows this.

@Everyone: I think the flower petals just symbolize a scene change. The seemingly random question is a transition from one scene to the next. I think that seems more legit than a random flashback.

supertails19 April 17, 2013, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #243264

Flashback, OR flash forward to the future.
Him and Sandy sitting together and he’s dreaming about dancing with Lucy.
Calling it.

Vizzums April 17, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #243265

Way to break character, falling leaves.

Shiloh April 17, 2013, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #243266

Ahhh, perfect! That’s a really well placed flashback segue, actually makes you kinda hear Lucy even if you don’t read the comic like that. I thought this MikexLucy shindig was run aground, but it makes me happy to think there could be happiness too.

Hazel April 17, 2013, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #243267

Buckle up everyone. We’re going back in time with TARDIS

Secret(Original) April 17, 2013, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #243268

Mike could handle Daisy putting out for him, and she got shut down. But will he be able to deny Lucy a second time??
Of course, that is if, this isn’t in the script, but then why would she go off scirpt, and what is this, and why does Mike have the feels and jajkgblfkvsljvbclwbfkjsasjknafaslkjfkfakfjganvadva js

My brain hurts, literally cannot wait for Friday. This is worse than the cliff hanger when Mike fell of the cliff to save Lucy.

On a side note, if Mike suddenly forsakes Sandy and goes for Lucy…… Paulo and Mike would be at steep odds.

I am wayyy to into this comic TT_TT

foreveryoung5 April 17, 2013, 1:56 AM EST.

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megithough April 17, 2013, 1:56 AM EST.

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Xiarya April 17, 2013, 2:03 AM EST.

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Eeyup April 17, 2013, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #243272

this page
why r all ur mikexlucy pages drawn so well?

wr3h April 17, 2013, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243273

Something has triggered Mike’s memory. Maybe the pose he and Lucy are in (hand in hand), along with the elegant dress she has on, sparked an old memory of a conversation they had a few years back. It’s obvious it is he who is caught up in the moment based off the visual ques, namely the blushing. If the topic came up around a time where Mike was still interested in Lucy and thought getting together with her was still feasible, perhaps he had a dream about standing at the altar with Lucy in a similar pose at their hypothetical wedding. That would be an unsettling recollection for him if that were the case. To have envisioned marrying your best friend in this particular stance, and instead finding yourself in a similar position under a false pretense of emotion and love as part of the facade of their stage characters.

It’s nice to see things from Mike’s perspective. It usually seems like Lucy is the one drawing on past memories and conversations, and it might mislead some viewers into thinking that Mike doesn’t reflect on things as much or is cold-hearted.

I wonder if Mike will be able to snap out of it in time for whatever lines he has left to say in the script?

Purin April 17, 2013, 2:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #243274

Despite his bright and shining eyes, and the fact that he may/may not be falling for her ….along with a possible flashback…

I really can’t forget about the way he treated her, how he told her that nobody would love her for who she was, how the friends would follow him instead of her, the fact that he said he hated her, along with so much more bashes thrown at her.
Yeah she does have her faults, but his reaction was a bit over the top at the time…

So… if they do become friends, he better apologize and mean it, because Lucy eyes are still dead.

Morroro April 17, 2013, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #243275

Right in the feels.

Someone April 17, 2013, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #243276

Where are we in the story right now?

In other news:
Those eyes! They are eternally creepy!

Monas April 17, 2013, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #243277

WTF IS GOING ON :question:

gimel April 17, 2013, 3:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #243278

HA! Sincerity. I knew it. Now to know what he’s thinking.

Llama April 17, 2013, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243279


“Are you thinking this is some kind of rehearsal? Oh right you weren’t around when Taeshi said she wouldn’t be doing anymore flashbacks.”

I’ve no idea. I don’t remember seeing/hearing anything like that, so it’s possible she said that before I came along. In any event I’m still thinking flashback.

Also, I’m listening to “Hundred Shores Distant” by Crimfall and the chorus near the end fits the mood from this scene pretty well for me.

etyb April 17, 2013, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #243280

Meanwhile in the audience….
Paulo: ….. D:

Redneck April 17, 2013, 3:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #243281

@Purin: A recollection of past events would make sense especially from Mike who has no problem with daydreaming at the wrong time. Mike’s memories could have been triggered by Lucy’s voice or by being physically close to her. In a way Lucy might have made Mike realize that he did share good times with her in the past, all it would take is some kindness to soothe his resentment away. Wow, good job on being hopeful for a positive future :).

@etyb: I was thinking that there would be no flashbacks and that we are just getting a scene transition, but after reading what Purin said, I’ll have to go back to: Anything can happen in Sue’s play. I barely know Sue at all, so I have no idea why she would have Lucy ask that question without getting a yes from Mike’s character… a no would just hurt Lucy even more… unless I am falsely assuming that Mike is going to ask Lucy and not somebody else :unsure:.

supertails19 April 17, 2013, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #243282

Oh no! Sensitive question inbound! :unsure:
Unless Mike’s totally okay with it.

A.T. April 17, 2013, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #243283

I’m rooting for something impulsive and whit grave consequences ;)

B-Dawg April 17, 2013, 3:59 AM EST.

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EricKim April 17, 2013, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #243285

I’m having another thought, what if Mike never stopped loving Lucy? What if he pushed her aside in an attempt to help save his relationship with Sandy. Having feelings for another girl is never good when you’re already with someone, so he pushed her away the only way he could.

Kitmit April 17, 2013, 4:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #243286

AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! <333333 They better freaken’ get back together, those idiots! Furious Abbey I hated high school and this reminds me why!
Notice the subtle differences between the final frame and the second to last one. In the final frame there’s a faint silhouette of mountains in the background, along with what could be a waterfall. (That silhouette isn’t even sort of in any other background on the page.) That kind of placement with the colors in the background just cannot be an accident.
What I’m guessing is that in the actual play, Lucy says “Mike?” which then triggers some kind of flashback or daydream for Mike in the last frame.
But here’s something we haven’t really considered yet: Which of them asked the question in the last frame? Lucy, or Mike? If it was actually said in reality and not as a daydream, it would make sense that Lucy said it. But if it’s in Mike’s daydream (or possibly even Lucy’s daydream!?), then all bets are off. Who’s talking? Where are they? WHEN are they? We’ll just have to find out!
Props to Taeshi and the team! This is definitely one of their best works yet!

Bertemai April 17, 2013, 4:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #243287

Despite the happiness surrounding this and how everyone is hoping Mike and Lucy somehow get back together after all this. I do not want that too happen. I want Lucy and Paulo together. Has everyone forgotten there heated moment before the play?? Let’s find out more about that instead of shipping a failed romance between Mike and Lucy.

Sammy April 17, 2013, 4:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #243288

To everyone who says he’s “falling in love again”… it’s more like he gets the hots for her again. Not love, lust.

thedragon133 April 17, 2013, 5:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #243289

I smell a flashback. I’m pretty positive this isn’t part of the play. There is no way that Sue would add something like this, and I don’t care how “happy” Lucy seems to be; her eyes give her away. She still feels that vast uselessness and emptiness inside. If anythig, this moment in time is somehow making Mike have a brief flashback.

Otherwise, I’m mildly curious as to why Mike looks like that. He’s not THAT good to fake emotions of that level.

Even if he is feeling anything, once the play is over I imagine he’ll brush the thoughts aside, whatever they are.

Yaschiri April 17, 2013, 5:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #243290

@Purin. I think you are right. Seeing Lucy in that dress may have triggered something in Mike’s memory an that the words in the panels are what Lucy said back then. I really hope this is a flash back, and not some sick scheme to ruin Sue’s play.

Devin April 17, 2013, 5:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243291

Wait. I have another idea. Many mike is having a daydream about Lucy. Many he is having second thoughts about what he said and choosing Sandy over
Lucy. So this is either a flash back or one of Mike’s daydreams.

Devin April 17, 2013, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #243292

I’m just going to leave this here…


Follarch April 17, 2013, 5:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #243293

hay maybe lucy asking if she could sing in his wedding right? right?!RIGHT?!
or it could be flash-back time :/

god (teashi) knows.

g-haze April 17, 2013, 6:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #243294

I feel like I’m missing more than a few connotations here.

Bluecatain April 17, 2013, 6:38 AM EST.

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Chex April 17, 2013, 6:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #243296

Oh God, the suspense is killing me. :D Come on, Michael: that look on your face is telling me something. ;) Could it be? Are you actually…?
…Oh… Lucy’s… I hope she’s okay… :question:

Prius April 17, 2013, 6:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #243297

Flashback? Could he be falling for her again?

Jade April 17, 2013, 6:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #243298

A drama with a really common beginning but a changeable style after can always surprise audience and get much attention.
What will happen if a student (in real California) writes a school-drama which is the same as (except the background of performers’ real life and the names of characters) this chapter?

@Comrade: I also have no idea what is going on, American comrade.

ÒoÓ: Keep working! Taeshi! Show us what is going on!

Henry Wang April 17, 2013, 7:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243299

I love the build-up from the previous pages. The expressions on both Mike’s and Lucy’s faces are transforming so dramatically and there is evidently a major change forming within both cast members. The looks on each face are beginning to look so much more genuine.
Mike looks like he can really feel old buried feelings rising, whereas, Lucy looks like all the sadness is slowly washing away as she too notices the difference in Mike.
Thank you Teashi, I am really excited to see what is to become of this chapter. :love:

Jade April 17, 2013, 7:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #243300

Flashback time!
I’m delighted to see this development! Can#t wait until Friday …

Zarylo April 17, 2013, 8:06 AM EST.

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7 April 17, 2013, 8:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #243302

Here’s what we got for the possibilities of what her sentence means.
She is talking to Mike personally, completely unrelated to the play.
She is talking about someone else other than Mike, as a line in the play.
Incest. (In which case, Sue is a sicko)

RedSpyInYourBase April 17, 2013, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243303

o_o I hope this is going to lead to a flashback…
‘Cause I really don’t see this ending well for her. Also, I just really don’t think Lucy would ask Mike this after everything that happened. I think she grew-up a little after everything.

Oh, also… Lucy looks a bit like a midget in this page. If I recall correctly her dress doesn’t go all the way to the ground. You should still be able to see her feet, no?
Link: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c74/p26.html

Lime Cake April 17, 2013, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #243304



Carry on.

RandomPhrases April 17, 2013, 9:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #243305

@Devin: Ya, the last 2 panels would suggest the flashback possibly taking place under a…I don’t know…tree? If you had to put your money on where Mike would be at any given time, that’s the place. I’m also led to believe that it is a flashback in the spring, a time when the cherry blossom or crab apple tress are shedding their vibrant, colorful petals. Basically I am just imagining the next scene looking like picture on the front of the 1st volume of the BCB.

Can’t a man blush without it suggesting he’s in love? Sheesh.

Purin April 17, 2013, 9:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #243306

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttt ???????????? :O

iliketrains April 17, 2013, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #243307

Why Sue the cliffhangers eat me alive Mad Lucy

But it’s looking like mike is starting to show feelings for Lucy like he should have been from the beginning, before he was an ***. I hope that he aplolgizes as much as possible, even then he doesn’t deserve it

Nconnors93 April 17, 2013, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #243308

Well, I guess we know one of Mike’s turn ons now. Girls who can sing. :D

Dorje Sylas April 17, 2013, 9:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #243309

Oh boy, look at all the rants, hahaha. I must say, FINALLY. Maybe the air has cleaned up between ‘em after all?

Stickman18 April 17, 2013, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #243310

It all makes sense now! But i still have no idea whats going to happen! Asdfghjklasdfghjkl

Demetrois April 17, 2013, 10:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243311

“Where were going we wont need roads!”
Im highly anticipating fridays clifhanger :3

shmidny April 17, 2013, 10:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #243312

coffie spit take O3O

alex April 17, 2013, 10:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #243313

WAIT WAIT! Mike is remembering something about Lucy, something that is KEY! She has been known for the most part to burying the real her and mask it on the outside. Mike can see her dead eyes, but she is smiling. Mike starting to realize that smile is for show, and right now she is probably in the feeble position and crying her eyes out… on the inside.

Maybe he finally figured it out and finally understands she does love him. And he is blushing because despite he told her he hated her and said she was terrible… despite the emotion hell he put her through… she still loves him. And that is making him blush that he still means that much to her. Possibly even more than he does to Sandy.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 11:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #243314

If you can remember back to the chapter where Mike flips **** on Lucy and after they’re playing games together, he was obviously just regretting what he was feeling at the time after he got the text from presumably sandy. Anyway, it’s just like he’s getting thrown straight back into those feelings he tried to keep away for Sandys sake.

Taotao April 17, 2013, 12:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #243315

But guys she can’t be proposing to mike c’mon haha first off they’re in high school, second this is most likely going to be a flashback or forward

Knuc April 17, 2013, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #243316

Hmm… And now the time to doubt one’s feelings has come for Mike. Still hanging with anticipation on what’s to come :P

Randompyro April 17, 2013, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #243317

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: As Purin said, Mike does not have to be in love to blush… if anything he is in live with her singing because he always blushes when she sings(no matter how prepared he is). I think everyone needs to remember that Mike is still a teenage boy… he might not be using his brain right now. Something he hasn’t used for a while… his heart ;).

@Knuc: Maybe Sue just had Lucy ask that to get Mike to think about that question or as an excuse to have a proposal in this story which is seeming more and more like a fairy tale… also, Mike and Lucy are technically brother and sister in this play, so either Sue made a mistake or Lucy just asked for the sake of asking. In any case Mike is probably glad to be in this play ;). (for now)

supertails19 April 17, 2013, 12:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #243318

MY DREAMS! *my dreams crushed in a trash compactor* NOOO!
I can still hope! *holding tightly to my hopes*

I didn’t say Mike was in love. I said he is beginning to figure out and finally see she does love him. That is what I am pointing out!
The brain says Sandy :D
The heart says Lucy Mad Lucy
Which will you follow Mike… which one?

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 12:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #243319

no, you can’t do this.
if mike’s gonna change his mind again, I’m going to quit.

…. okok, it’s impossible to quit, but YOU CAN’T DO THIS. CAN’T. NOT AN OPTION, SERIOUSLY.

if that’s not what is going to happen, you can ignore this comment completely.

boh... April 17, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #243320

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Don’t worry your dreams are still intact… no one can take our dreams from us :). Keep on hoping for a better future, that’s the way :D.

@boh: Don’t quit. Come on and enjoy this wild ride with the rest of us 8-D.

supertails19 April 17, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #243321

Breathe! Breathe! *doing CPR on my dreams*
Hope… it is a beautiful thing… and it is for some easy to crush.

I wait, you said you were MikexHappiness and LucyxHappiness… But what is your favorite pairing involving Mike and Lucy. BY that I mean for each who is for favorite to be paired with them.
You already know mine
LONG LIVE! :unsure: x Mad Lucy

Don’t quit, we all knew MikexLucy is the OTP.

*COUGH COUGH* Excuse me frog in my throat. Flash back my ***. :nope: Note that last two panels have the same color as the first two. The upper part of the first two is pink like the last one. The first two have purple in the lower half. Compare the colors!
And how can the play have a flashback? This is the first time ‘Lucy’ and ‘Link’ have met each other. :/

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #243322

I wonder how Sue probably feels right now

taro April 17, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #243323

http://cdn2.bittersweetcandybowl.com/comics/51/ 12.png


wr3h April 17, 2013, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #243324

Yes. But maybe not. Mike looks a little torn in ‘your page’ in this he looks like he is somewhat torn. Here he is accepting(or at least is looks like that) and in ‘your page’ he seems to rejecting.

To be honest I am not sure how to answer you question. BUT I think you are on to something!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #243325

No more Drama :)
It’s time for …. SUPER-DRAMA!!! :love:

Zero April 17, 2013, 3:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #243326

YAY NEXT UPDATE ON MY BIRTHDAY! Don’t leave us hanging on friday… ;-;

Randomfox2 April 17, 2013, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #243327

I have a feeling this is going into a flash-back moment… owo
Can’t wait till the next page!!<3<3

ZakiraFyre April 17, 2013, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #243328

I would just like to say that I saw something like this coming.
I still look forward to the next comic and will every day until it ends.

Hinochi April 17, 2013, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #243329

Incest………… yuck!
(I doubt this is part of the play)

youwishyouknewmyname April 17, 2013, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #243330

Either this has just become the weirdest play ever……or Lucy’s going off script. Egad! :O

Alamoraine April 17, 2013, 3:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #243331

Flashback 8-D

Toxic April 17, 2013, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #243332

Knowing Taeshi, she’ll probably have it so that it seems like they are together now that Paulo has succumbed to his feelings for Lucy, sort of like how Mike misunderstood the scene with Lucy and Paulo

Tcj333 April 17, 2013, 4:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #243334

I’m thinking… and hoping that this is a start of a flashback and not Lucy going offscript in the middle of the production on stage with everyone watching… Thinking it’s him about to have a flashback to why he cares about Lucy.

And I hope that he falls for her again. And that she stays strong and avoids him at every turn and treats him like a pariah… … I do kind of think though that she’s setting her affairs in order… We still don’t know what her mother’s decision was regarding her that she didn’t have a say in… … I’m still kind of betting on her trying to kill herself before all this is over.

Allsmiles April 17, 2013, 5:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #243336

@Allsmiles: You are terrible for saying that last part… and that is a losing bet because Taeshi herself said that no one else was going to die. Think about it why would she kill of one of her main characters… now Sue on the other hand is a wild card. Who knows what Sue has planned with this surprise filled play :/.

supertails19 April 17, 2013, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #243337

..is this part of the script or…..?

shoop-a-doop April 17, 2013, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #243338

To ruin yours and my day… Taeshi DID not say anyone was going in BCB, but what about in events after the final chapter?

ALSO Allsmiles said ‘TRY’ not successful. Hope about Lucy tries to kill herself only to be saved by Mike. I know you have heard that somewhere before, BUT that doesn’t taeshi isn’t using that idea.

Funny name for someone very negative…
I doubt Lucy will have the will to treat Mike as an outcast. Taeshi said we have underestimated Lucy’s dependency to Mike. Now that was said awhile ago, but still! Not much in BCB time has pasted.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 6:45 PM EST.

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AcridRogue April 17, 2013, 6:46 PM EST.

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Pirari April 17, 2013, 6:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #243341

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Still not okay to talk about it Mad Lucy. That is one of the few things that can make me mad because I do not approve. Makes me start thinking dark thoughts DX.

supertails19 April 17, 2013, 6:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #243342

okay now that i calmed down;;;
wow i just
sorry i can’t type coherent sentences but
i can’t even ship anything anymore everything is just so amazing
the last panel is really beautiful omg
and lucy’s face though efuUAIFUAFUSAAABHDdshdu

also why are you guys guessing i’m pretty sure the reality is going to be something we can’t even think of
like every other time there was a cliff hanger

Pirari April 17, 2013, 7:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #243343

@Pirari: Because we all like making assumptions about what is going to happen next. I predict a scene change for the play… makes sense to me. This page gets 2 thumbs up d^_^b. I just needed an excuse to use that emoticon again, sorry.

supertails19 April 17, 2013, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #243344

My vote’s for Flashback.

Possibly, it’s Sandy who’s asking this question.

Einar April 17, 2013, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #243345

This has been ponited out before.
Sandy calls him ‘Maishal’

“Still not okay to talk about it Mad Mad Lucy. That is one of the few things that can make me mad because I do not approve. Makes me start thinking dark thoughts DX”
This reinforces what I said in the PM on fanfic. You can ask me over a PM what I mean.
Also What: Lucy trying to kill herself and Mikes saves her? <~~~ You don’t like this?

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #243346

@Einar Clever thought

Rylan April 17, 2013, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #243347

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Talking about Lucy killing herself at all, makes me mad because it reminds me of a friend ;_;. Now can you please respect that I don’t want to talk about this any further?

supertails19 April 17, 2013, 7:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #243348


‘Tis a dark road to walk, indeed.

etyb April 17, 2013, 7:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #243349

Taeshi’s page comment = my thoughts exactly.

Cal April 17, 2013, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #243350

I don’t get why people say she seems happier/her eyes are lightening up.. They still seem dead and somewhat afraid to me.. Her whole expression looks like she’s trying to be happy, for the play, but isn’t so happy at the same time.. If ya get what I mean..? :question:

Anywho.. This panel is very beautiful.. I love everything about it. Yet again, the water colors are beautiful and the panel is just beautifully done! Just.. Eeee.. :love:

Though I don’t know if the ending two panels is a flashback or not..not really going to touch that one.. I would rather just wait and see. :) but if Sue did not intend Lucy to say Mike, then I can see a very upset and raging Sue waiting in Lucy’s dressing room.. D:

And Mike..stupid, stupid, hormonal teenager.. Needs to get his shizz straight!! Otherwise it won’t be just Lucy he will hurt, he will hurt Sandy as well. Possibly even ruin his rep with his buds too.. :(
~Can’t wait for the Next Post!!~

Fishyfishx April 17, 2013, 8:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #243351

Sorry to step on some soft spots…

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #243352

Also Lucy’s eyes look so dead. Perhaps Mike is finally realizing what he has done to her… see, Mike? see what a horrible person you were?
The flashback is probably going to be a conversation between Lucy and Mike when they were kids. And Mike’ll suddenly be filled with a sense of “WHAT HAVE I DONE?”

Sambo April 17, 2013, 8:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #243353

Thank god today’s not a friday.


Sambo April 17, 2013, 8:23 PM EST.

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I'll Eat Yourself April 17, 2013, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #243355

@Devin and supertails19
Hey one of my fanfics is coming to an end in a week or two. So I got some ideas for my next one.
1. The group(main cast) are Pokemon trainers.
2. A pirate vs… I can’t think of what they are called… I guess the law?
I plan on doing both, but since you two are my most loyal readers(that I know of and I consider you both friends :))
I thought I would ask you guys. :)
Of course since I am sucker for romance I will throw a little ‘teenage drama’ in there.

I really I am sorry. I didn’t mean to bring up bad memories. I sorry to hear about your friend. I hope this makes up a little for me being an insensitive *** hole

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 8:44 PM EST.

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i smell a flashback B)

TrappedCats April 17, 2013, 8:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #243357

Woah. I have to jump on the bandwagon and say this has to be a flash back. The rose petals falling and the silhouette in the background of the last panel seems to indicate that.

Miaaa April 17, 2013, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #243358

Nope. no petals in the play, but suddenly there are petals.
so a) it’s not part of the play, because she said “Mike”. and b) it’s a whole different setting.
It’s most likely a flashback, especially since it doesn’t show who the speech bubbles are coming from.
It could be implied that they’re coming from her, and they could have just added petals, but it’s highly unlikely.

Now that flashback MIGHT involve her, which could be cool. more history on the relationship and whatnot…. but it might also be Sandy or someone else..

ararar April 17, 2013, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #243359

I read this whole comic for the first time last night… and now I’m stuck waiting for updates T___T asdfghjkl WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?! D:

I smell a Sandy flashback. :/

Rue April 17, 2013, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #243360

@TheRealSomeone. The police of the pirate era, 1715-1725 also know as the golden age of piracy, was an by person in any navy. Yes that is right, everyone, well anyone who is rich, hated pirates and wanted them all hanged. But do NOT mistake a privateer for a pirate. A privateer talks ships only in a time of war and they take them legally.

Devin April 17, 2013, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #243361

@TheRealSomeOne. First of all, just about every merchant ship owner wanted to kill the pirates. The “police” of the era was the navy of whatever country was around.

Edit: But the pokemon thing sounds intriguing. So do whatever you want. It’s your story. But keep the way things are in Love and Hatred. God I love that arc more than any other BCB arc ever made. It is litteraly one of the beat things I have read. So I will put you up one my wall of fame with some of my favorite, semi childhood, high school and middle school, authors. Rick Riordan author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and it sequel The Heroes of Olympus. And Christopher Paloin. Author of Eragon and its sequels.

Devin April 17, 2013, 9:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #243362

Just imagine PAULO he’s gonna be

Paulo: WTF did Lucy just say
Sue: She said please kill me sue
David: Oh ok *default face*

N-master April 17, 2013, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #243363

Dear god I am turning a deep red…
I am so flattered I don’t know what to say…
Arc? I am not really going for arc( I think). I am half way typing up chapter 31 and I have hit a road block. I need to make some changes… Why? For one it isn’t PG13 and I ****en hate (spoilers can’t explain without spoilers) that happens. And if you read my other one I unknowing spoiled A LOT about Love and Hatred…

ABout the pirate thing. I read a pirate comic a loooong time ago. And it was a huge inspiration for stories i did in the past.
I am not doing an research I am purely just going to write it based on my knowledge.

You like Love and Hatred, and to be honest all I know about relationship is from works of fiction! So…

I am not stopping Love and Hatred or changing it’s plot!
‘Love and Hatred’, pirate, and Pokemon are all separate.
I have been updating another fanfic every Tuesday. And well the last chapter will be going up next Tuesday. I plan to do both the pirate and Pokemon one, but I am not sure which to do 1st. That is what I am asking.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 17, 2013, 9:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #243364

whait whaaaat??!!!

@N-master, that was really well done xD
sue: “she said please kill me sue” >< jajajajaa

Knight-A April 17, 2013, 10:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #243365

Is maybe this most recent part of the play that we’ve seen a dream maybe? Of lucys? Is that possible. Either way, nice way of throwing us off track taeshi. Also, beautiful page!

ashtheghost April 17, 2013, 10:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #243366

MIKE???? I THOUGHT HE WAS ‘LINK’! is this a flashback? O.o either way according to his blush he only like pretty girls like Lucy in a dress and our lovely model Sandy :3 theirs more to girls then that btw. lol

paula April 17, 2013, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #243367

@TheRealSomeone. The only reason I consider Love and Hatred and arc is because it deviates from the story of BCB. Also I could guess that you were not ending Love and Hatred because you dado you were thinking of doing around a hundred chapters and you are on thirty one, which according to you is not even finished, so I am guessing that you are ending Life is Bitter, your Mike and Sandy thing, personally it was not as good as Love and Hatred I never even finished reading it, but aside from that all of the ideas you have laid out on the table are good and have promise is used correctly. Also if you ever want to know more about pirates I have a book, which I will name tomorrow because I am tired, that has a lot of interesting stories about pirates and all of them, well most, are from facts only or diary entries from that era, 1715-1725, this is a great book and I am sorry but I will post it’s name first thing, around 5:25am, in the morning.

Devin April 17, 2013, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #243368

My guts telling me there’s no way this play is going to get them back to being best friends or anything more. But I’m a pessimistic asshat so pay no attention to me.

Trubeque April 17, 2013, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #243369

No! Bad Mike! Keep heading this way and you’re gonna get a paddlin.

xom April 17, 2013, 10:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #243370

I rather not make an observation on this, considering how wrong I was last time…but what the hell, nothin to lose am I right?

Don’t really think this is gonna lead to any forgiveness from Mike, but who knows? I’ve been wrong before :P. One thing that confuses me though is whether that dialogue will lead to a flashback of Lucy asking Mike that question or something , probably just part of the play but I’ll stick with my idea.

Thatoneguy April 17, 2013, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #243371

What a gorgeous page! I think we are in for a flashback to Mike’s childhood with Sandy.

Jupi April 17, 2013, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #243373

XD HAHAHA!! See here Mike its to late too make up with Lucy u r too late!!! -evil laugh- should have thought of this sooner!! Mad Lucy Now Lucy likes Paulo, (er something like that.) Now you will be the hated one!! Shame on you Mike SHAME. ( over reation much? :( )

PKThicket April 17, 2013, 11:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #243374

There’s no way these are second thoughts. Or rather, there’s no way that all of a sudden, he’s gonna want her back/ love her again. What this definitely is is a flashback triggered because of the play. Sure this may lead to second thoughts about how badly he treated Lucy, but it could also just lead to more anger. That same aggression he showed after he felt the need to push Lucy away the first time. You just never know :P

xKrisx April 17, 2013, 11:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #243375

Noooo I can’t be up to date with the webcomic I still wanted to see more furry drama aaaaaaaaaaa

P.S: Keep up the good work.

Thani April 17, 2013, 11:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #243376

Somebody must’ve been on something when they laid out this chapter.
Is this even BCB anymore? Or am I not as emotional as used to be to really appreciate this?
Really? Mike, will you ever get married?
Is Lucy proposing to him now or something?
Da faq.
If it is a flashback, then okay, but still. Da faq.

Blank On Purpose April 17, 2013, 11:57 PM EST.

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HolaATurGURL April 17, 2013, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #243378

That isn’t really necessary. I know the basics about pirates. And that is what I am going on. If you don’t end up liking I am fine with that.
I am sad to hear you aren’t going to finish my other one. I feel disappointed in myself… Luckily I have the final chapter already typed and am waiting till next Tuesday to post it.

Ok to be honest I really only want one thing from you(lol) and that is what fanfic idea should I go with next
Pokemon Trainers?
I asked supertails19 through PM on fanfic not too long ago. I am going to see what he/she thinks. And combined with your input make a decision. IF you both pick the same idea then you make it easy XD

If anyone here reads my fanfic(s). Then you can put an input too! Pokemon Trainers or Pirates.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 18, 2013, 12:32 AM EST.

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Laufente April 18, 2013, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #243381

Ladies and Gentlemen it looks like another episode of:

I’m pretty sure that since he hasn’t really talked to her he’s remembering something from childhood. Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and if they’ve avoided each other as long as I think, he’ll feel sorry and attached for a second while she’s just into her role for the play.

Suzume April 18, 2013, 1:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #243382

Well, now that a word on my top 10 least favorite words has been used, I have now come to the conclusion that this is as unpredictable as North Korea on South Korean election day.

paulosawesome April 18, 2013, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #243383

@TheRealSomeone: pirates are always good, & now I must find & read your fanfics.

@ everyone else: ah, my silly friends. clearly you have all forgotten (or may never have seen STAR WARS. in which Luke & princess Leha kiss.) and Lucy eye’s aren’t dead she is just crossing them so she can’t see Mike’s face clearly. it’s super effective.

also, Taeshi never promised no more flashbacks ever, it was just for the one chapter. but man if this flashback leads to mike forgetting where he is and trying to kiss Lucy or confess his love for her I’m going to laugh so hard. silly Mike, you can’t end the drama with a flashback.

@Taeshi: love the story & artwork. =hugs=

sen April 18, 2013, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #243384

when you first started this, and started making the story line, did your characters ever run off and be something else then what you wanted as if they had their own intentions

alex April 18, 2013, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #243385

@TheRealSomeone. Personally I am a bigger fan of pirates now than I was of pokemon when I was a kid. So pirates all they way! But the pokemon idea sounds pretty good. But I have not read a good pirate story in a while. Also the book I was talking about last night was, The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard.

Devin April 18, 2013, 6:27 AM EST.

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I think this is now my favorite webcomic of the 30 or 40-something that I follow 8-D. Very well done, @Taeshi

Aquaczaz April 18, 2013, 7:03 AM EST.

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@Aquaczaz: I felt the same way for over a year… get used to having this comic be your favorite :D.

supertails19 April 18, 2013, 8:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #243388

Are you actually crying

You April 18, 2013, 9:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #243389

@sen and Devin
I guess pirates it is.
Funny thing is I was planning the pirate story in my head last night and this morning XD I am much further ahead(in my head) for the Pokemon story, but I have and always well be a sucker for some *** whopping. Can I get an “aye aye captain”? ;)
I am once again falling behind in Love and Hatred. I am still stumbled after removing half the plot from chapter 31. Sigh -_- But I know it will be better than half *** plot it had before… ****
Better yet I was almost done! I have the plot I version sitting around and I might have to post it instead. It isn’t bad, but I. am liking the… sigh. I think you will know what I mean. It is a belief of mine I put into Mike’s head(shared in both fanfics, it does have to do with Lucy in both BUT it is my general thought about all woman). I tell in the author’s notes of this chapter.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 18, 2013, 11:18 AM EST.

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I don’t know what is going on D:

Antonie April 18, 2013, 12:47 PM EST.

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Don’t worry, neither does anyone else.

etyb April 18, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.

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Some of us I have slight clues! ;)
Others have wild imaginations! O.o

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 18, 2013, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #243393

MikexLucy, flashback or incest.

Either way, I’m okay with where this is going.

Furblur April 18, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #243394

I’m betting one of the rocks from that fan a few pages ago knocked him out and he is now dreaming.

That or we’re going into a flashback…

I can’t tell if Lucy is still singing her solo or not, but if she is, there’s no way she can be whispering that question to Mike too, so that could be the beginning of a flashback…

I still say he’s knocked out cold though…

13lackout April 18, 2013, 4:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #243395

WTF??!? D:

NoName XD April 18, 2013, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #243396

I have an idea…
Why don’t you just update the next page RIGHT NOW so we can all figure out what the crap is going on here!!!

This is seriously making my brain malfunction
HEELLP MEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! Furious Abbey

NoName XD April 18, 2013, 5:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #243397

Friday cannot wait, Taeshi!
NOW! NOW! NNOOOWWWW!! NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lulz!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!fridaycantwait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! whydontyoujustupdateitNOW???

NoName XD April 18, 2013, 5:27 PM EST.

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Dani April 18, 2013, 5:42 PM EST.

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hehe Mike looks so awkward in that panel! He’s BLUSHING! aww…. :D

8ramblestarDStrider4lpha April 18, 2013, 5:43 PM EST.

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Oooooh . Mike say yes say yes

Ifoundtehmuffinz April 18, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.

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I want Mike to say yes, but arrgh! What about Paulo! :unsure:

Aree April 18, 2013, 6:14 PM EST.

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Lance April 18, 2013, 7:10 PM EST.

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This is where and why I use Michael ‘Scott’
www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/forum/archive/ 21909.html

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 18, 2013, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #243404

whatthefuqisthisidontevenhavewordstodescribethisas jhcjdngdisldn.
that will be all.

Pyre_of_Onyx April 18, 2013, 7:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #243408

@TheRealSomone. Your new update was out of place. I love your work but I have to say stuff about this now! The guy in the relationship was completely out of character. He stopped him self from doing stuff like this earlier and now all of a sudden he cant stop him self. That does not make sense. I am sorry but I have to put my foot down on this, there are better ways to have something similar without stuff going to the depths of hell. You could have the couple get into a giant argument instead or have someone try to mess up their relationship. But this is to far I say to god damn ****en far, you can tell I am ****** by my language, things could have been planed better on your part.

I am sorry about the rage but this update was as out of place as Linkin Park at a classical music demonstration. This is also WAY out of context, as I said the guy, you know the main male character I refrain from using the couples names because I don’t want to spoil anything, could stop himself earlier and now he can’t that makes no sense and is more out of context than a tank showing up in 3000 B.C.

Devin April 18, 2013, 8:38 PM EST.

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Heh heh…

That is beautiful
Thanks Sue #^_^# :/

This is the perfect scene ever.

o_o April 18, 2013, 9:01 PM EST.

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…………….Do my eyes deceive me? Is this really happing? Could **** be getting better between these two? :O

nick April 18, 2013, 9:08 PM EST.

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I hit a road block! I personally hate the chapter. BUT it shows what I need it to! It shows that he has conquered his lust and he doesn’t need a certain old guy to help him! I think I am going to have to take a break from writng Love and Hatred, because seriously I am running out of **** in between major events. The next chapter will be rather negative. But it isn’t negative like that **** hole of a chapter I ******* out!
You know I am going to take a break from Love and Hatred. And focus on my pirate one.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 18, 2013, 9:51 PM EST.

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And so I cry sometimes when I’m lying in bed
Just to get it all out, what’s in my head
And I, I am feeling a little peculiar
And so I wake in the morning and I step outside
And I take A deep breath and I get real high
And I scream from the top of my lungs,
What’s goin’ on

And I say hey…. hey….
I said hey, what’s goin’ on
And I say hey…. hey….
I said hey, what’s goin’ on

yes April 18, 2013, 10:06 PM EST.

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Haha, for some reason, I think a flashback is about to come on.

But this is the play chapter, so please don’t. :/
(pfff it was very unlikely in the first place)


(a.k.a. David)

JustSaying April 18, 2013, 10:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #243497

2nd panel: Mike: B00000000BS!!!!!!!!

Mike April 19, 2013, 9:10 AM EST.

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;n; Flashback starts

TurtleNeck April 19, 2013, 8:19 PM EST.

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butterflyslicer April 23, 2013, 9:30 AM EST.

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Can’t decide which Mike looks more like, Link or Peter Pan…

Nixnax101 October 6, 2013, 6:30 PM EST.

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The wild flashback appears!

Christen October 10, 2013, 8:14 PM EST.

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Lucy you are BEAUTIFUL int this! Miss that smiling face!

Lindsay November 2, 2013, 2:47 AM EST.

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A desperate hope would be that Mike’s huggy thing in the play would be his real emotion, and Lucy and Mike would dance happily ever after…..

I think we have more going on, eh?

Narwhalz July 14, 2014, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #284121

Bittersweet Candy Bowl.

Foretelling the story-line of Frozen since 2013.

Anon July 20, 2014, 9:02 PM EST.

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