74. Curtain Call, page posted 4/24/13

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Curtain Call — Page 32
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don’t worry sue isn’t that controversial

totally platonic

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Comment ID #243776

Sooo…, that whole flashback…. I thought it was going to have a little more of an effect on Mike. It looked like it was building to something huge… and then it just…, you know, flop. I just really hope that Mike and Lucy talk to each other in real life. Something’s bound to happen, even if it isn’t in this chapter. And when it does, I’ll be there. And I’m gonna laugh! Either way though, the layout for this page is a little annoying. It could use a little variation.
@ Jamie_Mac
Not really, I just wait and click. Also, that link doesn’t lead to much.

@ Aiya

Nikita April 24, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243777

@Alfador: I thank you for your sentiments. Truly, I do. But I am afraid Comrade will simply not be returning. He has passed on. He is no more. He has ceased to be! He has expired and gone to meet his maker! He is a late commenter! He’s a stiff! Bereft of life, he rests in peace! If he hadn’t been nailed to the perch, he would be pushing up the daisies! His metabolic processes are now history! He’s off the twig! He’s kicked the bucket, he’s shuffled off the mortal coil, rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-commenter!

*Pauses, looks around, and begins to calm down*

…Right. Anyways, I thank you very much. I always love to know when someone has deemed my work, however small, touching.

Red April 24, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243778

D’aw, Mike actually seems happy about this and about the flashback, maybe Sandy’s conversation with him really helped…now if only he could have had the chance to say sorry back a chapter or so ago…or 3…or 4…how long has it been? My memory is broken.

Meanwhile, all I can think is it was actually Lucy’s flashback and she is thanking him for making sure she wont marry him! *hit*

Crabmaster April 24, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243779

Hah, too bad she’s in character. Lovely page though, back to color!

Ved_of_Flames April 24, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243780

hahaha mike you’re really are an assface

Knight-A April 24, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243781

Do I see life coming back to Lucy’s eyes?
I bet that thank you was really towards her depression. I mean having some communication with Mike even within a play would make her happy ever since that butt of cat named Mike threw her into one.
Nevertheless, this is really sweet.
I bet Mike has more inner tensions of whether or not he likes Lucy.

mint April 24, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243782

Best commentary.

Puppo April 24, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243783

*heart explodes*

Ditto April 24, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243784

Oh, twincest =P

Superior Deviot April 24, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243785

Mike: Y-y-yeah, s-sure.

etyb April 24, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243786

is that genuine emotion on Mike’s face, remembering the good old days with Lucy?


RoseVee April 24, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243787

Oh my god they look like they are finally starting to calm down! This could be awesome! Love this chapter. Also, am I the only one who read the “time to make out brother” line in Jin Kisaragi’s voice from Blazblue?

Dracain April 24, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243788


No one April 24, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243789

I really hope mike stops being a Shtako, and he starts liking Lucy again because it will really help her.

Aiya April 24, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243790

HA! So it was Mike’s flashback. I don’t know what that might mean, but he seems to be kinda happy about something so that’s… good? I dunno, this is a crazy chapter! Can’t wait to see what happens next!

Miaaa April 24, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #243791

If Mike thinks he can beg for redemption after this he’ll surely be out of luck.

ultimateZ April 24, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243792

Wait, is he seriously just now getting that he was a huge part of her life?

Oceanus92 April 24, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243793

@Nikita You go through some crazy effort to be first.

Why the hell are there only heads and background in this page? It looks awful.

jamie_mac April 24, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #243794

This is all he ever really wanted. Just a thanks. :(

Demetrois April 24, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #243796

And return to the present.
Mike you are still not excused in the slightest, despite the cuteness of your young self.
And I still think he doesn’t realize that because of him Lucy is dead inside. Come on, man.
I do hope Lucy goes back to normal soon :( it’s so depressing to see her like this.

Sambo April 24, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #243797

@Taeshi I love you XD <3 that was great.

I love how this is going. I almost wonder I mike feels even remotely bad about what he’s said? Guess only time will tell. :)

Legion April 24, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #243798

This is it mike. This is it

eagle April 24, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #243799

Wonder what’ll happen now…? Also, why are about two people posting a letter, then editing it on here? I really don’t get it… O_o

I really wonder what’s gonna happen after this… Is Mike still gonna leave? Is Lucy really not going to interfere? I think it would be best. Maybe she should have some time to herself, figure out what she wants… Be her own person and not rely on someone all the time. It’ll do more harm than good.

Julia KaNeko April 24, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

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Vessel Vaile April 24, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #243802

I knew the flashback belonged to MIKE but don’t get too hansy on her mike LUCY X PAULO FOREVER

N-master April 24, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #243803

I am a huge shipper of PauloXLucy but after rereading a bit of Volume 1 I’m a real supporter of MikeXLucy. I just love this page. It’s like he’s finally realizing what he has, here, right before him. I just want them to be happy and love each other and cuddle. ;_;

Jupi April 24, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #243804

@ Jamie_Mac
Now the link does something. Basically, just ignore my entire reply to you.

Nikita April 24, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #243805

I wish this wasn’t part of the play ._.
Heck, i don’t even ship MikexLucy but i still want them to make up and be friends.

Shaaa April 24, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #243806

HOLD THE PHONE! Is Mike smiling at Lucy? Play or not, Mike thought about that smile!
Something is off about that smile! I mean off in a good way. Mike what are you thinking?

One small step for Mike
One Giant *** leap for MikexLucy

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 24, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243807

I think the “Thank you for saving me” means more to Mike than just the play. At least, even if he doesn’t recognize it, it means more to the readers.

Mike is getting to see Lucy’s inner feelings, though he doesn’t realize it.

At least, that’s how I’d like it to be… Can’t wait until the next page, Taeshi! xD

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

Comment ID #243808

It doesn’t look like Lucy is okay.
Seems more like she’s trying hard to just put on a good show, so she doesn’t disappoint Sue or anyone else. It would kind of explain why she is just so casual about everything, and full of smiles. Also her eyes don’t seem normal. So maybe she’s really feeling empty inside.
And Mike seems to be on an emotional high. Is he just thinking about past things because they are so close and on stage, so basically gotta stick to the script. Will be interesting to see how it plays out once this show is over.

Fanbcb April 24, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #243809

Platonic makeouts are the best.

Titanium Dragon April 24, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #243810

Way to get deep and insightful. Now watch something bad happen.

Yxela007 April 24, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #243811

I have no idea what’s going on in this play anymore.

Draven April 24, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #243812

I’m Batman

Batman April 24, 2013, 12:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #243813

Batman for best new commentor 2013

Wheat April 24, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #243814

I would like to see Sue’s reaction to all this.

Wafneihe April 24, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #243815

You have no idea how heartbreaking this is to me :(

Midstrike April 24, 2013, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #243817

You don goofed, Mike!

Lolly April 24, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #243818

Why do I have a feeling that this is either leading to the end of the comic or a long hiatus from Taeshi?

Hope neither is the case! Anyways, another lovely job :) can’t wait for the next page!

Gabria93 April 24, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #243819

@Taeshi: sometimes, I can’t tell when you’re being serious or sarcastic XD.

That smile looks like a genuinely happy one…… I’m guessing its from the flashback.

Subaru April 24, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #243820

lolz! everything to him is better now, prolly going to run back to lucy and ooooops shes not taking him again after everything xD.

my hunch

Sanchan April 24, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #243821

Sue is a master puppeteer for writing that dialogue. Also Lucy’s dead eyes are freaking me out. Lastly I feel emotional availability has shifted completely from Lucy to Mike in their little frielationship.

malaloman April 24, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #243822

Hmm, all is good know, I guess I was wrong about the pllay going down in flames, and everybody is at peace or ARE they!?

lov/hate/hurt April 24, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

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alex April 24, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243824

Looks like that’s what Mike wanted to hear. Perhaps he felt used like her “security blanket” as he put it, because she never thanked him?

Me: Pffftt. XD

Marissa April 24, 2013, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #243825

Brace yourselves, the love triangle saga (mike-lucy-paulo) is coming….

Anon April 24, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #243826

@Superior Deviot
(*Insert reference to Hitachiin brothers from Ouran*)

Love quadrilateral! Sandy is there too.

Neospector April 24, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #243827

@nikita no refreshing? o.o

G-HAZE April 24, 2013, 1:32 AM EST.

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paulosawesome April 24, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #243829

Please forgive the near-novel that is this comment, but it’s time for me to rant over why I think MikexLucy is still the greatest thing ever:
1. The whole reason Mike has “hated” Lucy for the last (insert a stupidly large number here) chapters is because SANDY didn’t like the way Lucy treated him. Sandy was the whole reason Mike “realized” that he hated Lucy. It wasn’t his own feelings towards Lucy at all.
2. The reason Mike lets Sandy dominate him so much is because Sandy is the reality that Mike always had drifting in the past. Think about it; what would you do if you started dating the first person you ever had a crush on? If it was me, I would feel like I’m completely out of their league! I would do pretty much whatever they wanted, just because they’re that “one special someone” that we always fantasized about back when we were awkward third graders. Sandy will never last for Mike because there’s just no substance to their relationship. It’s all just formality and niceness and flirting and bleh. What Mike and Lucy had was much more sincere.
3. Now that Sandy has “allowed” him to finally realize that Lucy IS awesome, he’s starting to open up again. He’s realizing that when he’s with Sandy, he acts all nice and flirty but he’s not himself. When he used to hang out with Lucy (in the very beginning of the comics), THAT was his real self.

Obviously Mike has a lot of janitorial angst cleanup to do (GUESS WHICH COMIC I JUST DID A THROWBACK TO) before Lucy could ever open back up to him. But that’s what makes the comic worth the read; we’re never really sure exactly how it’s going to happen, but it’s going to happen.
Mike x Lucy ftw!

Bertemai April 24, 2013, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #243830

Looks like Sue’s plan might have worked, makes me wonder if she is planning something else that we don’t know about

Darf14 April 24, 2013, 1:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #243831

I may be wrong, but I think Lucy’s just acting. Taeshi drew her eyes like that for a reason… Nothing good can come out of this. Once the play is over, Lucy may revert back to her old self, or better yet, she’ll be a cold-hearted bitch towards Mike :D

Kimina April 24, 2013, 2:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #243832

i swear if this is the play and not her i swear i just GAAAAAAAAAH this play is that of legends 8-)

Taro April 24, 2013, 2:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #243833

lucy, you are starting you bum me out, i loved it when you and mike got along, hopefully this play brings back the feeling of friendship and not total hatred towards each other ._.

S.K.Guru April 24, 2013, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243834

I hope you didn’t forget about Lucy singing in the play. She had to in rehearsal didn’t she? http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c61/p1.html ;)

In other news, it’s good to see them smiling more. The comic needed a lull in drama for a while. But don’t keep it down too long :P

Qsandas April 24, 2013, 5:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #243835

Lucy is going back.

Henry Wang April 24, 2013, 5:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #243836

That is all my comment. No “…To be continue” .

Henry Wang April 24, 2013, 5:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #243837

@Qusandas: Lucy is the best singer in the comic, isn’t it?

@everyone: It is useful to know “Multiverse”.

Henry Wang April 24, 2013, 6:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #243838

OMG! I love LOVE this comic! Look how happy he gets! I think he is thinking it is all real and not a play!! :D ;)

Alicia April 24, 2013, 6:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #243839

Mike X Lucy shippers! Man the sails we’re getting some wind to move ahead, we might see Mike with Lucy at the send of this yet! :love:

This is an important moment. Will Mike remember the good times with Lucy and apologize. Or will he continue to be a dick for a few more chapters? Who knows, but I hope he at least apologizes to Lucy at the end of the play. Or at least within two more chapters.

Devin April 24, 2013, 6:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #243840

*chhh* um Huston *chh* we have confirmed *chh* that there is no longer *chh* a pole up mike’s arse *chh*

Kindle Kat April 24, 2013, 6:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #243841

Seems a bit ironic that Lucy is thanking Mike for “saving her” when he’s the reason, y’know, that she basically got emotionally ruined in the first place.

Bluecaptain April 24, 2013, 6:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #243842

@TheRealSomeone. Awesome. Pure friggin awesome. That is the only way I can describe your fan fics. Bitter Sweet Naval is amazing, worthy of the pirates and naval commanders who sparked the first stories of pirates and naval officers going head to head. Love the characters, except you know you, I swear I will get a punching bag that looks just like him one day, and love the story. (Puts Bitter Sweet Naval Adventures on a mental shelf next to Treasure Island, on the shelf of greatest pirate stories of ALL time). Everything makes sense, the characters are unique, even though they are based of preexisting characters, your versions of them are unique in their own way, the story is, how should I put it :unsure:, interesting to say the least. A little generic, but with an interesting spin. I just can’t not love your fan fics and this one is no different, revised score 5/5, Love and Hatred 5/5, Your other one, forget name as it never stuck with me, 4.75/5. Great work, these are the best fan fics I have read and I love, almost,every one of them.

Devin April 24, 2013, 7:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #243843


Zero April 24, 2013, 7:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #243844

Mike is a horrible actor so those of you who think that his expressions are part of the play; think again

i’m a paulo/lucy shipper though so this is the worst case scenario for my feelings D:

Whimsicott April 24, 2013, 8:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #243845

More, more, more! Ever since the homestuck hiatus I have been searching for a new webcomic to drool over and caught up in a week. Mad Lucy

Somethingeggcelent April 24, 2013, 8:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #243846

Lucy:……. oh and I banged Paulo…
Mike: WHAT?!

Huh? April 24, 2013, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #243847

Well, things are definitely looking up, not a dramatic change but perhaps it will be enough for them to get talking on more positive terms.

While I am sorry to see him go I know that if we look deep within ourselves, perhaps in the appendix or residing in the gall bladder, we will find a little Comrade in all of us.

Alfador April 24, 2013, 9:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #243848

Okay guys, I was going to do my usual break from observer commentary. But there’s a few things I got to point out.

Even though, as was stated, mike isn’t exactly the best actor and maybe this is a sign that he may be prone to becoming friends again. I severely caution readers from thinking this is the USS MxL rising from the depths. In fact that would be counter productive, in all honesty the two were at their best (as characters and individuals) when they were just friends, it wasn’t till the idea of a relationship between the two was introduced that all the trouble started. From a character standpoint the two worked off each other better when there wasn’t a possible romantic subtext being added.

Further, I think that even if Mike is dropping his defenses, I think he would only drop them to the extent of friendship. I highly doubt he would leave Sandy as he’s more or less spent most of his life chasing her shadow and only recently made his dream a reality. There’s also the issue that his biggest problem is that he couldn’t separate his friend life from his romantic life, to the point he became defensive when someone insinuated Lucy was more than a female friend to Mike. This caused him to be conflicted on what is right and wrong in relationships (romantic and friendship). If he does go back to being friends with Lucy I think that it’s going to end up being one of the areas he’ll probably be working on.

Beyond that even if Mike is calming down, Lucy is revving up and we really don’t know what’s going on in her head. Mike may try to make amends for friendship but there is the still the possible that Lucy is going to become the all powerful bi-atch seeking revenge in the future. That said, I think USS MxL has pretty much been deep sixed, a friendship is a possibility, but them becoming romantic is not really a possibility. Sorry shippers.

strider April 24, 2013, 10:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243849

my brain is almost melted

Nocturne April 24, 2013, 10:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #243850

Well, it was Mike’s flashback all along. Since I didn’t comment last page, I’ll have to bring myself up to speed. I’m guessing that when in the flashback, Lucy told Mike he was an idiot. Now that might be telling us and quite possibly Mike that he was very inconsiderate about Lucy’s feelings. WHich may make him realize how much he was inconsiderate about everything around him. He only seemed to care about being with Sandy and making her happy. He was narrowing his view about caring for others that he didn’t stop to think about how his friends feel. Now he seems to understand why he’s being an “idiot;” Mike wasn’t smart about the emotional conditions of his friends. I guess he finally understands that now, probably.

Keyblade Dragon April 24, 2013, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #243851

Oh god, the irony

7 April 24, 2013, 10:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #243852

Looks like maybe mike just needed to realize how much Lucy meant to him…although she doesn’t look genuinely happy so I think he might be getting a rude wake up call once this production is over…

Knuc April 24, 2013, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #243853

Wasn’t this supposed to be a musical at one point?

BotonWiggles April 24, 2013, 10:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #243854

Me: Kiss her!

don’t worry sue isn’t that controversial

totally platonic
Me: Dammit!

Mr. Blue April 24, 2013, 10:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #243855



PERFECT ENDING (if the play actually ends there)

boh... April 24, 2013, 11:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #243856

DAMN YOU DON’T KILL MY HOPES AND DREAMS! Just because it is in the Mariana Trench doesn’t mean it won’t set snail again! You have to give relationships time! :unsure: X Mad Lucy Love you Taeshi!

I am glad you like it. :) What is wrong with you know who? He isn’t a wimp like the guy Love and Hatred. XD
I plan to have Chapter 7 up by sometime today.
Chapter 33 in Love and Hatred answers a lot of questions, but I missing a plot and which the chapter flows. I have it typed up but it feels like a filler chapter. If you want I can post it.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 24, 2013, 11:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #243857

Seems like the kind of dick move that Paulo would pull. You really think a guy who would do that deserves lucy? I don’t.

Rylan April 24, 2013, 12:09 PM EST.

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(read in a yahtzee-ish voice)
Some call me a pessimist some call me a realist I prefer pessimistic realist it’s a gift and a curse to apply logic to that which is illogical.

Just kidding, I just wanted to point it out so people don’t get their hopes up dreaming of the pitter-patter of future MxL offspring and get there dreams smashed to hell and back when it inevitably doesn’t happen because, you know, DRAMA!!!!

strider April 24, 2013, 12:11 PM EST.

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Rylan April 24, 2013, 12:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #243860

And you had to remember this kind of fond memories after open your frigging mouth and scarred her emotionally! Mike can be such… :nope:

Man, now I have an urge to give him a smack in the head.

Adept-eX April 24, 2013, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #243861

This is unbelievably sweet when seen from Mike’s perspective. But Lucy is still in a really bad spot with their relationship (as seen in the early pages of this chapter) and I don’t see her coming around as easily. Not to mention the old relationship only had Mike pumping effort into it and THAT didn’t work out at all. Lucy will need to get herself into a good spot before Mike can even try to repair what he broke. Even then, it’ll take both of them to create anything significant.

Unit April 24, 2013, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #243862

@Bluecaptain: Sue added that part in the play because Mike did save Lucy back in Acapulco and now after all this time Lucy actually gets to say Thank You to Mike. That is all he really needed to hear… just a few words of appreciation. Now we can: Let the guilt commence!

It won’t take much for Mike to feel sorry for what he said to Lucy. Sue’s play is going perfectly even with Mike’s little daydream there… let’s hope Sue’s plan works just as well. So far so good :). Now all that is left is the ending… D:.

@strider: Thank You! As much as I want Mike and Lucy to be together, I don’t think Mike is suddenly going to break up with or forget about Sandy (a.k.a. his “perfect angel”). It is fine wanting them to be friends again, but lovers :question: well they haven’t exactly been lovey-dovey with each other… they would have a lot of work to do before they decide to start dating each other. Although Sue is more than willing to help push those 2 together. I wonder if she is going to make them hug again. Well in any case, Mike better prepare to become conflicted again :x.

At this rate, Paulo is going to regret getting detention and not being able to go on stage. He has to sit back and watch as Mike and Lucy become close again. Even if it was just a hug Paulo would be thinking: “Lucky pansy.” I wonder if Daisy would be thinking: “I want a hug from Mikie too, hmmph.”

Also, “totally platonic” O.O well now you are making me think they are going to try something after Sue’s play is done… Thank You!

@Unit: Lucy is in no condition to maintain a relationship right now… it would make more sense for her to surround herself with friends and people she can actually trust. Mike is just the first step on her road to recovery… hopefully Lucy’s road to recovery won’t be a highway :unsure:. Maybe with the right people by her side, she will get back some of her fighting spirit back… I don’t like seeing quitter Lucy at all(it’s like she has no hope left D: ).

supertails19 April 24, 2013, 12:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #243863

wrgo[kwg[o35 adorable. ****ing. Adorable.
But seriously Mike I swear I was bout’ ready to smack some relzation in that head of yours. Mad Lucy
Luckily for his sorry *** im happy now. :) blek. Achievment made, yada yada.
so on and so fourth. Point is; So far im happy with the comic, and love how I keep getting twisted and turned around. 8-)
I admit, it’s been a rough read (I began reading about two months ago)
especially waiting for new pages; even WITH it being a short wait between pages, it rubs me wild knowing when I come on here the tommorow. im 99.9% sure there wont be a new page. :unsure: :nope:
but hurr hurr there will be ANOTHER day, right riight riiiiiight? |D

Doodles April 24, 2013, 3:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #243864

Honestly I support MikexSandy but Im hoping mike and Lucy become friends again

Ember April 24, 2013, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #243865

Mike might feel regret for snapping soon..

not_used April 24, 2013, 4:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #243866

Uh Oh… looks like Mike found his old crush on Lucy back :O Sandy aint gonna like this

foxiepox April 24, 2013, 4:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #243867

suspense. :unsure:

Toxic-Flare April 24, 2013, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #243868

Honestly, I’m glad they’re finally getting along again (the depressed Lucy was beginning to make ME depressed, and even though the grey scales made to match the mood were great, they didn’t help me get over it!).
BTW, I think Lucy should of had a different role in the play…
She should of been this BA chick that has to come in and save Mike because the person who was causing the townspeople problems (not Lucy) was fighting him, and winning. That person would be none other than DAVID 8-D (just because it’s ironic)! Anyways, they’d fight him together, fall in love afterwards and live happily ever after!!!
But, you know… the way it already is… it’s good enough, I guess…

NoName XD April 24, 2013, 5:16 PM EST.

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P.S to last comment:
I DO NOT support MikeXSandy, so this scene is GREAT!
(I’m sorry, that was out loud wasn’t it?)
I couldn’t help myself… :/

NoName XD April 24, 2013, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #243870

Don’t do it Taeshi.
Don’t ****ing do it.

Friday is coming, and, knowing you, this is too good a chance for a cliffhanger. So please, for the sake of my heart…
Don’t do it!

Tcj333 April 24, 2013, 5:31 PM EST.

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You guys figure it out. I’m done with this. I mean this as in trying to understand the feelings of the characters and shipping and whatnot I’M JUST DONE WITH THAT. DONE. Nice page, though!

Alaystus April 24, 2013, 5:36 PM EST.

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catwaffle April 24, 2013, 6:29 PM EST.

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Rue April 24, 2013, 6:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #243874

@TheRealSomeone. The only person I hate in all fan fics and well everything is…. Alejandro. I like Mike’s character but I met I hated Alejandro.

EDIT: I got nothing against filler so by all means post it. I want to see where those two love birds are now in terms of relationship status. And I could care less if you posted 20 chapters of filler in a row, as long as it has lover one and lover two, I’m a sucker for romance =), but at some point it would get old and the story would need to continue, but until that time comes I will voice nothing against filler chapters

Devin April 24, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #243875

Her eyes are still dull, poor lucy. I would think something like this would hurt… And i dont think shes happy at all. Her character is happy is all so thats how shes acting.- sighes, thinking into too much- oh well i hope she becomes happy soon atleast.

satin April 24, 2013, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #243877

Oh! He’s smiling! She’s smiling!
I honestly I am not even sure what I think is going to happen next.
Can’t wait!

Michelle April 24, 2013, 6:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #243878

inb4 yellow/orange-scarfed mike.

boh... April 24, 2013, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #243880

Not that controversial MY ***

Pyre_of_Onyx April 24, 2013, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #243882

i really hope those two end up together but im just a big softy like that.

arekksuotaku April 24, 2013, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #243883

Her eyes show no sparkle, she is dead inside.

PKThicket April 24, 2013, 7:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #243884

@jamie_mac While I think your comment isn’t worded in the most constructive of manner, I do agree with your comment about this page. It certainly comes off as kind of lazy to have such extreme close-ups and 2/3 to 3/4 of it is background in every panel. Showing reactions is good and all, but I don’t know if this sort of look is appealing. I don’t know. There probably could have been a more creative way of handling this page. At least have a more interesting background (yes, I do understand they’re in a cave, but still. Brown-blah isn’t that fun to stare at).

Neveko April 24, 2013, 7:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #243885

I still think she’s just acting. And as he is starting to remember the good times, I hope he approaches her… and that she ignores him, snubs him, turns the cold shoulder, and just leaves him high and dry… … I’d like to think that just because he’s suddenly starting to remember all the times he enjoyed with Lucy, that he doesn’t get a free pass to be close to her again… He shattered her apart. I don’t think that’s something that a, ‘hey I like you again now’ can fix.

Allsmiles April 24, 2013, 8:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #243887


It’s a high school play, with, presumably, a limited budget. I imagine for many readers the play itself isn’t even the main point of this chapter.

etyb April 24, 2013, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #243888

Read this. I have to say if this updated as much as BCB taeshi might have a rival. I found a link to it in the old forum. The last update was March 14th 2013… but I hope he doesn’t quit it. It’s like 1k plus pages. OMG it even has a cool epilogue video at the end of the first part. It plays this beautiful song…. enough about it. Read it! Like you I am sucker for romance. This is full of romance and drama. I read it last weekend. I am going to reread this weekend.
http://www.kittykomic.com/comics/comic.php? comic=0

I hate Ale…. that guy. I will have Chapter 7 of the pirate fanfic up in two hours.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 24, 2013, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #243889

@etyb You clearly missed the entire point of my post.

Neveko April 24, 2013, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #243890

Platonic kisses ftw

Mr. Fancy Pants April 24, 2013, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #243892

He’s gonna apologize.
That’s what’s gonna happen. Mike’s gonna apologize.

Sambo April 24, 2013, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #243893

First panel - that’s right Mike, wake up, you’re in the middle of a play in front of a couple hundred people holding hands with the girl you’re supposed to be related to (in the play).

Guessing April 24, 2013, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #243896

lol, this play, I swear to god.
These two, Lucy and Mike, are like these two massive polar forces trying to connect with each other, but they just end up trying to tear away from each other all the time.
They should just chop down whatever feelings they have for each other to a bloody stump and move on. The relationship between them has been and continues to be a failing attempt to bond with each other, especially when they damn well both know at least on a subconscious level that they have heat, love, or whatever the hell you want to call it for each other.
However, Mike turned down Lucy, then Lucy turned down Mike, then Mike turned down Lucy, now they’re in a stalemate with Lucy trying to get Mike back who is just brick-walling the hell out of her while fawning over Sandy who, if y’all think about it, might be a replacement for Lucy. Uh huh, think about that for a while.
I bet there’s a lot of this he/she hurt me where I am sensitive, so I am not going to owe up to the fact that I actually like he/she a lot. They should both just clear the slate and fess up to their attraction for each other.
For those taking sides, let me bring you a compromise: they are both idiots, they have both hurt each other, they both like each other a “damn lot” to quote Paulo, and they should stop tracing around the subject.
What are they so afraid of? Why are they so scared? They want it, but they fall back the moment a door opens. Connect, no one is going to die, no one is going to call you dirty names, no one is going to tell bad stories about you. It’s really not that bad.
Christ, you may have given your creations a little bit too much feelings, I swear they’d rather take a dagger to the back in the dark then have someone turn them down.

Blank On Purpose April 25, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #243897

Shortest flash-back in BCB history (probably). I’m a little disappointed it ended though. I loved those pages. The colors just screamed ‘fire’ and ‘passion’.

Seikyuu April 25, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #243898

@Blank On Purpose
I was reading your comment and the seriousness died at this part: “Sandy who, if y’all think about it, might be a replacement for Lucy”-Blank On Purpose
As you said “who is just brick-walling the hell out of her while fawning over Sandy”-Blank On Purpose.
If he had feelings for Lucy he repressed them. IF you love someone I don’t you would do what Mike did in ‘December’ to them. He has been avoiding her all of sophomore year, and when is finally to be with her he shows some signs of joy. When Sandy comes it is like he snaps back to ‘reality’ and must repress those feelings for Lucy one again. What better way of repression by causing depression.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 25, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #243900

@TheRealSomeone. Great work on the update. This is kinda what I hoped for for this chapter, an aftermath. Something that explains what everyone ,important, is thinking after something happens. Still think lover boy needs to learn how to fight. I did and my personality did not change at all. I might have become a bit more upbeat and confident, but that was all. And I would like to think I am a lot like lover boy in a lot of ways, so I would like to think him learning how to fight would, like me, just make him more confident in his ability to handle rough situations. But what old guy says makes sense, but can’t he see the future? I mean if he can, couldn’t he see if lover boy would become a dick after learning how to fight? If he can does him not teaching lover boy out of fear of what might happen or just fear of knowing what would happen. Any who. This is just a great update as usual. So thank you for the update and for making a great fan fic.

Devin April 25, 2013, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #243901

I do love the lack of pupils on Lucy. It seems like she’s pretty much dead inside. Is it a cruel think to like? Prolly.

Count Wangula April 25, 2013, 4:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #243902

A small research:

1. Your age or age group.
2. Nationality or your living area.
3. Your education background.
4. Choose one or two to answer from following:
a. What do you think of Taeshi or Taeshi’s personality?
b. What is your own advice on the development of BCB?
c. How was/is your school life in high school / school?
d. What is your Political tendency or how do you like your hometown?

Henry Wang April 25, 2013, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #243903

Yes the old man ‘can’ see the future, but at times he would rather not. Also I doubt ‘lover boy’ can legally carry around a sword in this day and age. I am glad you see if from ‘lover boy’ and the old man’s views. You hit their views right on.
Not necessary become a dick, but remember what the old man’s 1st mistake… who broke up with who in the old man’s mistake? It wasn’t that his personality changed… reread why the training end the relationship.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone April 25, 2013, 11:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #243904

I have a horrible prediction that Mike is now falling for Lucy again, which will ruin his relationship with Sandy, and Lucy has just got over mike & done whatever with paulo…. this is going to get sad

Mr. Bellsprout April 25, 2013, 11:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #243905

@Henry Wang
1. 17
2. London brah
3. Still in school
a. Taeshi’s awsome
d. i like my hometown.

wr3h April 25, 2013, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #243906

Oh gosh please tell me this somehow fixed everything. I’m actually kind of confused as to my opinion. I want them to kiss because it shows that Mike might actually like her or that they have finally realized their true feelings, but I also don’t want them to kiss because it’s possible that could **** off">******** Lucy or Mike if it wasn’t part of the script, and even if it was, it could cause a fight between them and Sue and it could just be that they are really good actors. DON’T RUIN IT PLEASE!!

I'll Eat Yourself April 25, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #243909

I was just getting used to Mike being a jerk. Nooooo!
8-) X Mad Lucy All the way! They’re so cute!
Besides, Mike is a big meanie-head and doesn’t deserve Lucy.

ComatoseSkunk April 25, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #243910

Even if it’s just for this moment in the play, the fact that both of em are smiling after so long makes me happy :3

Chocothunda April 25, 2013, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #243912

I’ve never had a webcomic actually evoke true emotion in me, but you’ve done it, @Taeshi

Aquaczaz April 25, 2013, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #243913

Best. Play. Ever.
I want to go see this one day. XD

Mikika April 25, 2013, 6:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #243914

;_; Im addicted. Im desperate for an update.

Hamsterzrule April 25, 2013, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #243917


Age: 15
Nationality: American
Education: Currently in High School
4a: I think Taeshi is a nice enough person… but… I think she charges a bit too much for her books. And I don’t really like the idea of BCI.
4d: I love my hometown but… people always judge it by its cover. No-one looks beneath to the wonderful city within. I’m a Social Democrat.

Seven Silver Crosses April 25, 2013, 10:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #243919

@henry wang,

1. why is age a factor? (*whispering* it’s also not a good idea to reveal age on the net)
2. American
3. associates working on bachelors
4. Meh, she should do whatever she thinks is best for the story, not let net criticism get to her as at the end of the day it’s about if she feels happy with the end product.
5. that’s a tad too personal for the net there bubba
6. I liked my hometown a LOT more than I do my current town.

strider April 25, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #243993

Just saying guys, Im nt aure how I feel about MikexLucy, but PauloxLucy? Nah. He jumps around too much. Plus he admitted he loves Daisy the most. So if an opportunity arose for a PauloxDaisy, he’d take it. But don’t get me wrong, he’s a great friend, and excellent support. He just aint reliable enough for Lucy. Still, idk about MikexLucy right now…. That was my original shipping, so ehhh….

Darkechoe April 26, 2013, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #244139

yay i think there friends awesooooommmmeeee i wonder if she was saying the script or not :love: :love: :love:

auto April 28, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #244157

Maybe it’s about time Mike is listening to Sandy and giving Lucy the last chance she deserves. Hey, so far she’s working pretty hard for it. But am I the only one who thinks Mike is too late? Lucy seems kinda done with him and Paulo is going in for the kill. 8-)

Tyler April 28, 2013, 11:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #244424

Isn’t this what Mike just wanted to hear all along before “thank you” for caring for her for standing with her and protecting her while growing up. Most of the drama between these too occurred because Mike felt unappreciated and uncared for despite how he felt about Lucy at the time.

Manwithnoname April 30, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

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