74. Curtain Call, page posted 3/1/13

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Curtain Call — Page 9
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Comment ID #239727


Tread lightly, Paulo. She’s either testing you, or her mind isn’t in the right place and you’re going to end up being in another rebound situation.

Or, I’m 100% wrong and she’s finally come to terms with everything and is trying to move on. Which will never happen because that would be too sweet to be bitter.

Someone March 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #239728

Well then. :O

Anon March 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #239729

He secretly misheard her terribly and it’s going to get him killed. She’s going to have said something like, “Just get out.” And he’s going to slowly get closer and purse his lips and she’s going to smack him so hard that his face will stay that way. It’s just that that seems so unlike Lucy to do something like that that he either misheard her or she has some ulterior motive. There’s just no way.
To be honest, that seems more like something the old Paulo would have said. In fact, I can imagine them in the other one’s place, and it makes much more sense than this.
Then again, this chapter does have to get done in less than thirty pages, and with Paulo stuttering so much, this is probably the only way that could happen.

Nikita March 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #239730

Oh my god, I actually laughed when I saw that. This page literally got my heart racing, then Lucy opens her mouth, and well…
$20 says Paulo is just daydreaming, and he’ll be snapped out of it in a second by Lucy’s palm.
If he isn’t daydreaming, and Lucy actually just said that, then when Lucy misses her cue and Sue comes back to find out just what in the HELL is going on… er, it ain’t gonna be pretty. More German soldiers became casualties after Dunkirk than before in the battle of France, giving lie to the Western myth. Michael will feel justified in calling Lucy a dependent ****, and Sue might join him. It’ll certainly shatter Lucy and Sue’s friendship if the play is ruined.

Comrade March 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #239731


Delusional March 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #239732

HAHA WHAT?! Paulo this is obviously a test be careful. Wait… Lucy could just be practicing her lines for the play. Paulo forgot what he came here to say didn’t he?

supertails19 March 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #239733

Totally didn’t see that one coming. 8-D

AnayuWolf March 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #239734

Dat Face XD

Frodomann1 March 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #239735

Very well then.

Ace March 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #239736

Huh… well then…

Mightyena March 1, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #239737


Mari March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239738

That escalated quickly.

Brotato March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239739

paulo, are you daydreaming again?

mint March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239740

Bueno, eso fue rapido! XD

LevitaOmnia March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239741

She probably means something else other than what Paulo thinks she means.

bleb March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239742

I’m happy but, that was uh… unexpected…

Battlecop March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239743

Wooow! That was …
Also, 7th isn’t baad

Mr. Fancy Pants March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239744

… I have nothing to say…

Blastion March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239745

All my shipping dreams… gone… forever…

Mr. Blue March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239746

8-D ……….Just….Utter….Shock….seriously.

Blaze33405 March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239747


Mint March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239748

Well…. OK

Grant March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239749

My face upon reading this was just
I did a cartoon jaw drop
but slowly and at an angle

…rebound much? Gotta take it slow if you want this to last, Lucy :P

Ket March 1, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239750


Pirari March 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #239751

o_O Uh…

Axel March 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #239752

I could imagine a small but of silence then Paulo saying ok really quickly and dumbfounded.

Rioo March 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #239753

Like in… kiss?

UltimateZ March 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #239754


OsoDeClare March 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #239755

This has to be a day dream or something…
That or Taeshi just made PauloxLucy fans everywhere cream their pants.
If i had to take a guess id say she is leaving after the play is over, her mom let her stay because she made a commitment and couldn’t back out.
So she is basically going with the flow because she will be gone soon and thinks “why not?”

Order_66 March 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #239756

What Brotato said… XD

Mirasia March 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #239757

Buh ummm wha?

? March 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #239758

What the ****! What the actual ****?!

Demetrois March 1, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #239759


Awe March 1, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #239760

…………….Well…..that was unexpected.

though Knowing Paulo’s luck Lucy just thinks this will be like a Goodbye kiss or something or maybe she even means something completely different.

Vega March 1, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #239761


(Also, Lucy’s poses and her expressions in the first two panels are absolutely gorgeous. Really well-done. You really nailed it, Taeshi!)

Turbocharge March 1, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #239762

**** YEAH!!!!

Forest March 1, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #239763

Happy days are here again! :love:

Teanna Wolf March 1, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #239764

I’m laughing so hard right now. I did not expect this! HAHA

Todd March 1, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #239765

Well that speeds everything up :3

nalem March 1, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #239766

This isn’t Scott Pilgrim! This isn’t Scott Pilgrim at all!!

DavCube March 1, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #239767

…and not a single f*ck was given that day…

Ember March 1, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #239768

Ummmm, I’m happy but there’s gonna be drama real soon!!! ;) :unsure:

Aiya March 1, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #239769

Something’s fishy about this update….. *checks calendar* No, that’s still a month away…… Just, something isn’t right….. What are you up to Taeshi!? XD

Qsandas March 1, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #239770

What is this I don’t even…

Rideps1 March 1, 2013, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #239771

Wow, that was easy…

Bittersweet_PauloxLuvy March 1, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #239772

Wow Veronica you’re f***ing up all my ship charts why do I love and hate this.

LevieZero March 1, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #239773


CONSPIRATIONALIST March 1, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #239774

That’s all nice for Paulo, but Lucy seems so…emotionless…how’d she end up in the play again? Also I feel she might be using Paulo for attention, but whatever. @Taeshi It’s cat drama all the same, and I love it!!!

Redneck March 1, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #239775

OH, GOD. I was trying REALLY hard to rule out that possibility……….. D:

Subaru March 1, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #239776

Well..that was forward.

starfighter105 March 1, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #239777

Another path, part II. Yeah, it’s all in his head.

Richthofen March 1, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #239778

Uhh… Problems?..

Bleu March 1, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #239779

… Wait… WHAT?! :question:

HybridOtho March 1, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #239780

Think about this folks: we know that Lucy has to kiss mike for the play. It didn’t take a genius to know that’s probably what’s on her mind. SO. Lets think Lucy logic here. How do you deal with a embarrassing situation?

Dumb it down and make nothing of it.

So, how does Lucy make nothing of having to kiss the source of all her woes?

Well, how about dulling it out with something different?

A K A : She’s using Paulo to make her kiss with mike more… ‘do-able’

Watch, on Monday I will probably be proven 100% wrong 100 times over… but right now, who can argue? It makes sense if you really think about it.

Tom-the-Foxey March 1, 2013, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #239781

This is too easy… I would be on-top-of-my-head-happy if they kiss and she doesn’t trick him or anything like that. I really and strongly believe that Paulo will make Lucy happy if she will let him.
Oh, gosh, I really hate cliffhangers… I am so curious!

Strawberryblossom March 1, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #239782

http://askbcb.tumblr.com/post/37983075108 Paulo’s reaction totally makes sense now. That or I have gone insane(would not surprise me more than this page did :/).

@Tom-the-foxey: Yep, that is how my brain rationalized this mess, just Lucy practicing her lines for the kiss scene. It is either believe that piece of info or believe I have finally gone insane. There is no recent reason for the second one to be true so I pick the first one.

supertails19 March 1, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #239783


Secret March 1, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #239784

Calling it now, they make out, then dramatic stuff happens, like it somehow preventing Mike and Lucy’s reconciliation, or screwing up Lucy more than she is right now.

The Real Lee March 1, 2013, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #239785

Can’t tell if Lucy is being serious….

Sonictrainer March 1, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #239786


……………………………. how the heck are there so many comment already?

Huh? March 1, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #239789

I think Paulo’s swag is reaching critical mass you guiz.

uguu March 1, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #239790

lucY WHAT ARE YOU DOING???/ ??/ ?? oh my god she literally gives zero craps about everything right now

Beep March 1, 2013, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #239791

Okay, it’s quite obvious
Mad Lucy
THAT is not Lucy
but a Lucy robot that is bent
on world domination

or at least domination
of Paulo’s mouth 8-)

CoolBad March 1, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #239792


Take that, haters!

Naity March 1, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #239793

Paulo x Lucy seems unlikely to me. We all saw this play out in a way during “Another Path,” and literary-speaking why would that be the way the series ends? It doesn’t make sense to me for an alternate-ending-esque chapter to be what the ending will be. Oh well, see how this plays out (see what I did there?)

Just Another Bro March 1, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #239794

How anti-climactic

HomelessBrozo March 1, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #239795

I want to buy this page so badly. That was definitely not expected.

commanderstarcat March 1, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #239796

It’s a trap man! A Lovely trap of will power testing trap!

Sojobo March 1, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #239797

If this is real (possible, given Lucy’s notice of Paulo’s attention and knowing he likes her) then I’ll bet Mike is the one who checks on them and the Rebound train begins boarding passengers.

Guessing March 1, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #239798

Taeshi you need an award

honeybee March 1, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #239799


Ithink maybe what she might be trying to do is….hfhdhbzh like, she knows he’s gonna say he loves her, so she’s just gonna make it quick and give him what he wants, just to shut him up, or to test him, or fhdndgshfgshdvaufycn I’m overthinking this.

*more flails*

shaaa March 1, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #239800

Well, here it comes. The PauloxLucy rebound tease

Bleh March 1, 2013, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #239801


SirBoredALot March 1, 2013, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #239802

And then he snapped back into reality.

Six March 1, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #239803

Looks like Lucy is the one wearing the pants in this relationship …..hmm if that’s the case *Imagines Paulo in a dress* UGH! Curse you mental images! D:

Darf14 March 1, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #239804

I have such mixed feelings right now. I’m amused by that last three panels, I’m annoyed that Paulo still didn’t get to say what he needed to say, and I’m baffled by Lucy’s sudden demand. I bet this is some kind of test. THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON. : :unsure:

Wat March 1, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #239805

Lucy: After which I’ll mark my property so other cats know better……

……………… pfff I couldn’t resist, sorry! :D

Huh? March 1, 2013, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #239806

:question: Ok

Midstrike March 1, 2013, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #239807

WIN!!!!! Speaking of making out gtg to my beautiful lucy…

DinR March 1, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #239808

Yah whatever that works

Yxela007 March 1, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #239809

luCY >??????????????????///////??/? WH AT

jellies March 1, 2013, 12:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #239810

She’s either gonna kick him for agreeing, or he’s just daydreaming…

Nissie March 1, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #239811

I’m reminded of the end of the Buffy musical episode. I think she just wants to use him to feel, which may or may not be a good thing. But I’m pleased.

Hazel March 1, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #239812

Wow….I’m…really not sure what to think. Daydream seems most likely, but I’ve seen other twists before and this could be legit…though the whole miss hearing her “Just get out” to “Let’s make out” is very plausible, which terrifies me, cause I want them to finally get this relationship down.

BetaMonkey March 1, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #239813

XD Well that’s one way to solve a a situation like this!
Me likes, me likes this very much :love:

B-Dawg March 1, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #239814

I call total BS on this something wrong has to happen cuz there’s no way Lucy says that and means it there must be something behind it Mad Lucy
In the off chance I’m wrong I say GO PAULO X LUCY :love:

koldkagura March 1, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #239815

And now the wait until Monday ;_;

Anthony_frost March 1, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #239816

OMGGGG NEXT PAGE PLSSSS :love: This is better than I expected. XD

Aubi March 1, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #239817

I really do hope this is going in the direction I think it’s going, Lucy needs to move on for her emotions sake and Paulo has been through so much as well. I think those two going out would be the best thing for them because they would both have someone who cares. :D

TAoChris March 1, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #239818

I cant wait till monday ;__;

shaaa March 1, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #239819

Ok either this is a dream, she’s being sarcastic or she’s being serious.

If she’s being serious then that scares me the most cause I’m getting a “Oh he wants me….eh he will do” vide from this. We know Lucy’s past when it comes to the dependence of others so I’m hoping she’s maturing and moving on with this.

Enigma March 1, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #239820

Okay, I didn’t expect…this 0_0 I wonder now if Lucy said that because she knows what he was meant to say and is like “Okay, I get the point, now shut up and let’s make out” or if she’s feeling the same urge and not being herself as she did in ‘Another Shoulder’ :O Her shineless eyes scare me and make her look like a souless body :nope: and what if they actually make out and Mike comes in and caughts them in the act? jahkfsjks you Taeshi are the queen of the cliffhangers Mad Lucy

KarmaKitty March 1, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #239821



SXR123 March 1, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #239822

UhmOkaaaaay, geuss that settles that,(confused as hell)

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

Comment ID #239823

Me Gusta

Paulo March 1, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239824

I literally laughed out loud when I saw this… This can’t be real.

Amaris March 1, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #239825

is it just me or is it that Lucys eyes kinda look lifeless? It ws like this in the last chapter too. There kinda dead to me, likes shes dead inside or something.

Chibi March 1, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #239826

Well then, have fun with that

Rin March 1, 2013, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #239827

If we can expect more unexpected things, then, they are going to make out.

Oximoron March 1, 2013, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #239828

Well… looks like the LucyXPaulo shippers are getting eactly what hey want. :O

Say What? March 1, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #239829

Lucy’s just warming up for Mike

Wheat March 1, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #239830

Holy crappers, I’m cracking up! xD

Chompy March 1, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #239831

..ALRIGHT PEOPLE! It’s that time of the day! It’s your favorite game….


5 Choices this time my friends.

1. Sue
2. Mikey
3. Jessica
4. Daisy
5. Augustus

Let’s send those votes in a plenty!!

WWWITTD Guy March 1, 2013, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #239833

@nikita if he misheard her, that will literally be the greatest thing ever. Of all time.

Though by the look on her face when she said it she really doesn’t feel any emotion towards him except that maybe she thinks he just wants her for her looks. I could be wrong, but I somehow doubt it. Regardless, this page made me laugh.

Legion March 1, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #239834

I just gotta say, that Lucy doesn’t look happy at all. You’d think that someone confessing their love to you would make you happy, especially if you offer to make out with them. But she still looks too sad and depressed for me to decide that this is a good thing.

Puppo March 1, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #239835

Firstly: WHAT THE ****??? WHERE THE **** DID THAT COME FROM???
OMG Lucy.. *cries tears of joy* Are you back?
The first panel… oh Taeshi your art work is so beautiful I love the 1st panel!
Last Panel??? Did Lucy like lift up her outfit and/or expose parts of her body? That face you make Paulo is why I wonder.
Taeshi when you have us on the edge of our sits YOU REALLY HAVE US THE EDGE!!!
Paulo be careful. You don’t want to screw this up, which umm this is like defusing a bomb with toothpicks and being blindfolded. She looked like she wanted to kill you and now she wants to make out? Umm RED FLAG! RED FLAG! That is a HUGE sign that something is NOT right… Paulo help her I believe in you.

I posted on the previous in response.
Sorry no rage :)
OH *Jumps off MikexLucy ship* and *lands on PauloxLucy ship’s lifeboats*

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 1, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #239836

Ok, even Paulo should be able to tell that something is wrong here. Lucy is too unstable for something like that to happen right now.

Keith March 1, 2013, 1:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #239837

So “make out” means… Sex? Or just relationship?

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

Comment ID #239838

paulosawesome March 1, 2013, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #239839


yitz March 1, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #239840

ok seems normal wait say what now ok plot twist

saying what March 1, 2013, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #239841

I don’t know how to feel about this. *crosses fingers* of course this is the friday update…

kaze March 1, 2013, 1:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #239842

@Someone: It could happen… as long as Mike is still around to add some bitterness to Lucy’s sweet :unsure:.

@LevitaOmina: Verdad, eso fue muy rapido. Paulo estas muy nervioso ahora XD. Tu puedes creer que Lucy va a besar Paulo? Especialmente aqui en una escuela?

@Order_66: Lucy might as well kiss Paulo and see if he actually likes her, that way she won’t be so sad when she moves away. Wait what?!

@DavCube: Paulo broke up with his fake high school girlfriend and is about to prove how much he loves the one he should have been going out with from the very beginning… Tell me when it stops sounding similar to Scott Pilgrim :D. Just kidding I already know the main differences: no coins and more surprises :P.

@Richthofen: I thought Taeshi said no more flashbacks… also why put a dream sequence right in the middle of a chapter about Sue’s play?

@The Real Lee: Possibly. If Mike hears about this he will get upset with Lucy again and this time there is a good chance it will be with a bunch of witnesses ;).

supertails19 March 1, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #239843

Lol wat?

Totally expecting her to say something else, by the way. Way to derail the situation, Lucy!

I’m seriously expecting Paulo to be day-dreaming, and that she said something else that sounds a lot like ‘Let’s make out’.

I needed the laugh though. :I

Purple Haze March 1, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #239844

@honeybee: Veronica needs several awards: 1) for being so nice and letting everyone read this comic for free. 2) Queen of suspense and surprises. 3) 3 updates a week and consistency 4) Dealing with all of us(especially since I can be quite annoying according to my younger sister :smirk:) 5) Did I mention the beautiful art work and the fascinating/addictive story that she created in her head. 6) This one is for Suitcase and all the hard work he put into the website. 7) Another one for Suitcase: Keeping Taeshi safe and happy deserves it’s own reward :).

@BetaMonkey: Paulo mishearing Lucy’s “get out” as “let’s make out” instead, just seems like an attempt to confuse readers and hurt both Paulo’s and Lucy’s feelings… correction hurt Paulo’s feelings since Lucy doesn’t seem to be using her feelings as much anymore.

@Enigma: Whether Lucy is being serious, joking or Paulo is daydreaming again I have no idea. I thought it was a joke and Lucy is toying with his emotions. Then I thought that Lucy is just trying to get ready for her big moment on stage. Now, I’m worried this is her last year going to this school, so she wants to enjoy it as much as she can. I’m trying to rationalize this as best as I can but I think at some point i’m just going to give myself a headache on something I just have to wait and see :x.

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: The sad thing is Lucy’s kiss might be as emotionless as she is right now. Paulo is bound to notice something is off when he kisses her :(. I just read your other post. Somebody is bound to get hurt anyways ;_;. Why not make the good times last as long as possible?

@Purple Haze: This is just the calm before the storm… don’t let your guard down. Especially with the drama storm brewing. Put on your helmet and get ready for it :nope:.

@Paulo: Es una trampa(It’s a trap) D:.

supertails19 March 1, 2013, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #239845

I’m so skeptic about all this because of Another Path but also so very hopeful. Paulo would be the perfect guy for Lucy.

Hicks March 1, 2013, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #239846

let see, so one-two pages of suspense, and then just before it happens, what a tweest, something interrupts it

Ben Dovr March 1, 2013, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #239847

And what if all of this is just happening in Paulo’s mind? We’ve seen before how big are his powers of imagination and daydreaming in ‘Another Path’ and ‘Piece of Cake’ :x Naah, she wouldn’t have that lifeless eyes but Taeshi might have draw them like that to make us thing this is actually happening & fooling us again XD

KarmaKitty March 1, 2013, 1:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #239848

Yeah okay… wait…. SAYWHA?!

RJpoofy March 1, 2013, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #239849

….that was…..unexpected….

Anima March 1, 2013, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #239850

Ok real comment now she is trying to avoid hearing him say he loves her because she doesnt know if she loves him. She is going to miss her scene and ruin the play most likely and she may actually have what happened in another path happen.

DinR March 1, 2013, 1:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #239851

>implying the plot will ever advance beyond will he/wont he, thus forcing actual progress to be made

nonny March 1, 2013, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #239852

That escalated quickly…

I wonder if she thinks about him at all. Sure, making out will feel nice (if that’s what she actually means) but after that, there will be pain waiting for Paolo.

Nothing good can come out of this, I tell you!

thedragon133 March 1, 2013, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #239853


*Utterly speechless*

Jessica U. Ingmann March 1, 2013, 2:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #239854

…wow that was really unexpected!

A.T. March 1, 2013, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #239855

Just wait. He made that bit up in his head.

Knuc March 1, 2013, 2:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #239856

I totally think it’s her wanting to practice for her role in the play.
Paulo can’t have that good of luck.

Zan March 1, 2013, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #239857

Just throwing this out there but waaaay back when in highschool when I got super depressed after a break up I was pretty much game for anything. I didnt care who wanted to kiss me, fondle, or what ever; I really gave myself no value at that point and did what ever… I feel like Lucy might be in the same situation where she just wants attention regardless of the type, whether its good or bad, just something to feel alive and worth… something even if it means nothing. I hope I’m wrong but this is the vibe I get from her expressions and the unknown about what is going on with her mom.

Umber March 1, 2013, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #239858

Wow, I bet a majority of the guys are thinking, “if only it were that easy!”
This could actually be happening, as in not being a daydream. Back when Lucy was going through one of her swings, she came to Paulo for comfort and was pretty much the one forcing herself onto him. Paulo pulled back on his guns though, but that didn’t change the fact that those two almost had a moment or “thing” going.
Ever since then, Lucy has been nurturing an isolated and wounded love she’s been wanting to link up with someone else. Really sad or angry people can hold deep down very intense feelings of passion they want to share with someone else. Oddly enough, the more rejected those people become, the more passionate those feelings can grow; it can be one hell of a monster to keep on a leash.
Paulo obviously wants to make out and if Lucy does, I think it’ll give her some release from the strain she gets from her “hungry” or “desolated” emotions; like a river that’s been running dry for a while.
Now, trying to speak from a more mature perspective, those two ought to be careful about what they’re getting themselves into. It might feel good for a moment, but when that moment passes, what have you got to say for each other and yourselves?
In addition, there are still so many more pages to go and with Lucy about to go on stage at any moment, it’d be very unexpected for those two to make out now, if they do. Well, it actually might give Lucy the “boost” she needs to perform on stage.
Anyways, something is going to happen and I get the sense they won’t be “knocking boots” (if they do) until the play is over.

Blank On Purpose March 1, 2013, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #239859

uh… Yea. So not a Trap… So not a trap. This can only end well right? … Righttt??

ottur March 1, 2013, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #239860

Lucy went drop bottom and completely gave up on emotions didn’t she. I feel like she’ll just carelessly sell herself to anything now that she won’t have to/want to think about it… that’s what i see
unless it’s just paulo daydreaming sure guys

Hell In my Clouds March 1, 2013, 2:54 AM EST.

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The Tenth Doctor March 1, 2013, 2:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #239862

8-D …well… that escalated quickly.

eatedurtaco March 1, 2013, 3:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #239863

It’s a trap!


Comment ID #239864

Is the Lucy pregnancy arc starting already?

Titanium Dragon March 1, 2013, 3:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #239865

this has got to be a dream…it’s gotta be…it’s too way out of character for lucy….though i’m kinda hoping it isn’t at the same time i hope paulo don’t really make out with her because even though he really likes her it would just play into lucy’s thoughts that he only wants her for her body.

Luna March 1, 2013, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #239866

… Go ooooonnnnn

A.Mah March 1, 2013, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #239867

:/ no I don’t like this - I have a feeling she wants to make out with him because she’s feeling alone and needs comfort, and not because she has feelings for him :(

Dave March 1, 2013, 3:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #239868

Panel 6 needs a “Brain : rebooting” caption ^^

Ethan Qix March 1, 2013, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #239869

…….HAH! 8-D

Follarch March 1, 2013, 4:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #239870

If she’s on anti-depressants this is going to go to a very, very dark place.

Don’t know if that’s a path I can walk. I don’t like the dark.

Antonie March 1, 2013, 4:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #239871

Huh, that didn’t take long.

This feels like she’s just gonna use him to make herself feel better over Mike just like in “Another Shoulder”

And clearly Paulo has learnt nothing from that encounter.

Come on Paulo this is not how a confession should go, if you make out now your confesstion will just be awkward.

DeathofInk March 1, 2013, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #239872

I’m so okay with this it’s crazy.

zack March 1, 2013, 4:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #239873

Poor Lucy. Ever since Mike said those awful things to her she hasn’t had a shine in her eyes since. Makes me wonder if she’ll ever get it back again. I really hope that no one blames her for things she does wrong. No one else knows what Mike said to her, right? Though I have a feeling Paulo knows that something went down with her and Mike. Just hoping that everything goes good in the end for Lucy (I root for her a lot because I relate to her the best out of all of them).

Midnight March 1, 2013, 4:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #239874

Well, this was unexpected. o_o

Furball March 1, 2013, 4:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #239875

Ah finally, things are happening. I forgot what things happening felt like.

qwup March 1, 2013, 4:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #239876


Troll March 1, 2013, 4:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #239877

Ughhhh nooooooo. NOOOOOOO. WHY ARE PEOPLE HAPPY ABOUT THIS?!? Lucy’s eyes are still dead, she’s still traumatized, she’s just doing what she did before and reaching out for someone/anyone to CARE about her! She knows what Paulo wants and so she’s giving it to him to make sure she doesn’t stay alone! I ADORE PAULO/LUCY BUT THIS IS NO BUENO. Agh nooo don’t do itttttt please someone just fix her so she can be in a healthy relationship with him and just be happy ;3;

Crying Forever March 1, 2013, 4:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #239878

ahahahahahhaahhahahah!! This is awesome!

Lolly March 1, 2013, 4:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #239879


this won’t last, it is a likely chance this is only a one time thing. if it’s noT THEN PRAISE THA LORD, HALLE FIDDLESTICKING LUJAH

oh ps, i really love lucy’s expression in the first panel, super duper pretty, nice job a+!

Whimsicott March 1, 2013, 5:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #239880

What had happened! Page 8 is not the end! And, I still do not know what Lucy will do. Also, Paulo is still very nervous, this is very strange for him. :x

Miss. Vera is really the Queen of suspense and surprise. The King was O. Henry, or “William Sydney Porter”, 1862-1910.

Henry Wang March 1, 2013, 5:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #239881

It’s a trap!
-Admiral Akbar

DarthStar March 1, 2013, 5:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #239882

I’m quite sure this page can break the “Comments Number” record, maybe can be over 200, or even 300, after this weekend.
This page is totally surprising and confusing!!!!!!

Henry Wang March 1, 2013, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #239883

This is either a gift from the gods, or a siren’s call. If the latter,


Chocothunda March 1, 2013, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #239884

Uhhh. Okay?

PauloIsAwesome March 1, 2013, 5:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #239885

Well, that was…unexpected, yeah. Even if they kiss, it would have been much better if it was inside the context of his love declaration. Though I guess he’ll tell her during or immediately after the kiss and it’s going to be a pretty moment anyway until Sue calls her for acting.

jerkface March 1, 2013, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #239886

O_O *shakes Lucy* Luuuuuuuucy!!! What is wrong with you?
You don’t even know that Paulo broke-up with his girlfriend yet.
Is this what you have allowed Mike to turn you into?? This… this soulless-shell of a cat?

I hope we’ll find out that Paulo misunderstood her, and then Lucy will smack him for getting the wrong impression. She probably said something like, “I need to get out” and he just heard her wrong. That totally has to be it. I refuse to believe this is what Lucy has turned into.

Lime Cake March 1, 2013, 5:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #239887

Boy, that escalated quickly.

Pshyzo March 1, 2013, 5:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #239888

Okay is always a bad answer, even if it short and nice :smirk:

Ric March 1, 2013, 6:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #239889

Everyone was expecting more romance, but then again, Lucy isn’t the romantic type at all.

Still I think it’s weird she didn’t let him finish.

LH March 1, 2013, 6:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #239890

Zero March 1, 2013, 6:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #239891

There’s something wrong going on here…

potemkin March 1, 2013, 6:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #239893


StushiJaguar March 1, 2013, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #239894

Oh, good to see Paulo finally-a WHAAAAAAAAT!? D:

TheX400096 March 1, 2013, 6:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #239895

Oh god why…

Nolucydontdoit March 1, 2013, 6:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #239896

I have yet to learn to expect the unexpected with you taeshi.

Stephano March 1, 2013, 6:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #239897

And I thought I was ready for anything… o_e :question:

Leonmaster March 1, 2013, 6:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #239898

Boy am I utterly surprised or what now…

O_O March 1, 2013, 6:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #239899

Well, that was quite a surprise. Well done, this comic just keeps me guessin’, heh.

Dracain March 1, 2013, 7:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #239900

I’m feeling whatever happening next, I’m not gonna like it..O_o

aim March 1, 2013, 7:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #239901

172 comments at 20:55 Beijing time, about 8 hours after the update. Really a miracle. (But not at all for a bigger website)

I hope BCB will get better and better.

Henry Wang March 1, 2013, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #239902

Actually, I know what the “Let’s make out.” means……
Never mind, I can face the worst situation.

Background: I am a Grade 9 middle school student in Nanjing.

Henry Wang March 1, 2013, 8:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #239903

:question: :question: :question: dafu just happened??? I’m so confused! At least there is no drama though :p but but but… I I I… This is very unexpected but I kinda feel a feel right now… its most likely a happy feel :p :3 lol

Kleitos March 1, 2013, 8:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #239904

guys heads up, her eyes got no life in them. This may not be what she wants in the first place or yes…could be paulo daydreaming like the old chapter of him and lucy sleeping together.

Gimp March 1, 2013, 8:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #239905

say whaaat? since when did Lucy become a S l u t ?? Mad Lucy

babubunbun March 1, 2013, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #239906

Well. That escalated quickly.

Thank you Taeshi, for another wonderful page 8-D

Soup March 1, 2013, 8:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #239907

@babubunbun: Maybe not, “Let’s make out.” has another meaning, “Let’s face the difficulty together.” .

Henry Wang March 1, 2013, 8:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #239908

Whoa, someone here isn’t quite in their right state of mind although whether its Paulo, Lucy, or myself I have no idea.

Whether Paulo is imagining it or not I can’t see this ending well and the title Curtain Call is becoming more ominous to me every new page.

Alfador March 1, 2013, 8:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #239909

@Henry Wang: aha :/ well we will see

babubunbun March 1, 2013, 8:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #239910

oh oh.. Paulo don’t do it! it’s a trap!

sunny-lucy March 1, 2013, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #239911

Lucy, she really don’t care anymore. Do she?

Meow March 1, 2013, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #239912

Taeshi is such a huge troll…

Naga March 1, 2013, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #239913

I imagine Paulo’s voice is partly high-pitched as he says “Okay”

prime_pm March 1, 2013, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #239914

I wasn’t really expecting that. I thought it was an April Fool’s at first, but then I thought remembered it was March. (I’manidiotdon’tpayattentiontome).

Sam March 1, 2013, 8:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #239915


:P March 1, 2013, 8:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #239916

Pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp ppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp…pppttt!!!!!

Iamnotyourboyfriend March 1, 2013, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #239917

What is love?
Oh baby don’t hurt me…
Don’t hurt me no more…

Srsly March 1, 2013, 9:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #239918

Uh, what? Heh. Ok. Sure! 8-D

I thought Lucy was being an ice queen. My mistake. Well played. :nope:

Solvek March 1, 2013, 9:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #239919

Holy ****

Ink March 1, 2013, 9:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #239920


Shoop-a-doop March 1, 2013, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #239921

@babubunbun: That was only a joke. But I was really correct.nnI learnt that the king of surprise was O. Henry when I was in grade 7 two years ago.nAnd I found that Miss. Vera should be the queen of surprise.

Henry Wang March 1, 2013, 9:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #239922

oh my GOD !!!!!! O___O
oh….my… jfjhadjdjugdjhg
YEAAAAAH!!!!!!!! QuQ paulo x lucy will survive
TAKE THAT @supertails19

Gea March 1, 2013, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #239923

p.s. What’s up? My HUAWEI cell phone turned ‘enter’ into ‘nn’! iPad never doed this.

Henry Wang March 1, 2013, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #239924

I laughed, quite literally. So unexpected… and yet, so CLIFFHANGERISH.

But look at all them comments..

Stickman18 March 1, 2013, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #239925

@//////////////////////////@ aasdfghvffdsasdfgfdsasdfgdsasdfgfdsasdfdsasdfgfdsa

Okaay… We got proof that she’s not in her right mind.

Rusco Istar March 1, 2013, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #239926

“let’s make out” “okay” =D

Redsilence March 1, 2013, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #239927

And then Paulo wakes up, in the middle of the night practically marinated in his own sweat.

Nyx March 1, 2013, 10:08 AM EST.

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Miaaa March 1, 2013, 10:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #239929

Ummmm…. Ok I was not expecting that to happen but good for you Paulo I guess?

Scarlet March 1, 2013, 10:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #239930

I’m thinking she’s trying to practice kissing and at the same time show her affection towards Paulo.

Ice Sheild March 1, 2013, 10:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #239931


edit: what’s with that sandy saying “you’re 100 pages in”?

re-edit: @Tom-the-Foxey said almost exactly what I wanted to say.

boh... March 1, 2013, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #239932

I hope he notices soon.
And let the good times last? I an expert on relationship *cough* NOT *cough* I would think that their relationship goes on they get closer and closer and when the “break up” comes it will hurt both and one could get really hurt! It’s best to end it now before the “break up” gets ugly… But I never had dated a girl I have no clue how relationships work… I just think if they end it now they can laugh about and they can pressure people they have an actual chance of being in a relationship. If Mike didn’t hurt Lucy’s feelings because of Sandy, I would not hate that couple. Everyone deserves love, but if Mike suffers a bad “break up” with Sandy I think it will be very hard on him. <~~~ Karama? Yes, but it could cause damage that would cause him to cut girls off, but not because of trust or something like that but because he is still too attached to Sandy.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 1, 2013, 10:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #239933

This is either really good, or really bad for the two of them.

That expression. It is amazingly inconclusive. That expression is either showing a degree of shyness, or disinterest in the events at hand. I can’t even tell.

She just kicked the akward out the door though, and replaced it with… something? more akward? We shall see.

There’s SO MUCH we don’t know about this situation and it makes ALL the difference.

If she’s moving away or something, what does that say about her doing this? Is she ever going to break it to him? How and when? What happened with Agustus? Does she even have feelings for Paulo anymore? Does she even still feel anything anymore, or did she shut down her emotions to deal with Mike’s hatred? If these are her last days at the school (for whatever reason) this could be a ‘no regrets’ type of moment, which would SUCK for paulo.

All that asside, there is a possibility here that she’s being honest with herself and him here. She’s taking a risk, making a change in how she approaches relationships. That would be great! But somehow… it seems like false hope. Or a long shot at least.

We shall discover the truth eventually though!

RandomPhrases March 1, 2013, 11:06 AM EST.

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Rylan March 1, 2013, 11:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #239935

She is currently depressed and believe no one cares about her. :/ I think she just wants so interaction that isn’t people cutting her down.

That background of “let’s make you” makes me wonder if this is a daydream. but only that one panel! Because the rest show normal background.

IF I were Paulo is this ummm situation. I would give her hug and hold her gently rubbing her back :) I think she needs that :) Wait a minute *facepalm*

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 1, 2013, 11:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #239936

I’m both confused and extremely intrigued. This situation was far from anything I could really come up with. I can’t possibly predict where this is going to go anymore. It satisfies my want for my favorite pairing but only brings a foreboding feeling with how poorly timed everything is.
I hope despite what will probably go wrong, these two work out as a true couple in the end. It’s definitely going to be a bumpy road from here on out though.

Fenfir March 1, 2013, 11:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #239937

Beautifully colored

JandeSF March 1, 2013, 11:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #239938

I don’t think anyone was expecting THIS.
Next page - “It’s what you want, isn’t it? So, just take it and leave.”

ravengal March 1, 2013, 12:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #239939

Boy, That escalated quickly.

There is nothing i would like more than these two together.

But something just smells fishy for me…. I don’t know what though.
Oh well, i’ll just keep a smile for the time being.
But that “Ice Queen” Lucy is worrying me.

Red_Fezz March 1, 2013, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #239940

Besides the whole having-your-soul-crushed thing.

Captain Johnson March 1, 2013, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #239941

At the start of the page I thought he was now getting on with it. But when Lucy said that I was like: “Whoa, wait, what?” And then, the last part made me laugh a little and I was like: “Well, that wen’t better than I expected.” Although, this seems too good to be true. Answers await on Monday.

Keyblade Dragon March 1, 2013, 12:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #239942

That was… unexpected.

Shangy March 1, 2013, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #239943

Doesn’t really seem like a natural reaction on Lucy’s part. Her mouth says “yes,” but her eyes say “I’m not even here.” :\

Neveko March 1, 2013, 12:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #239944

I note the background change. It’s a daydream.

twalker500 March 1, 2013, 12:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #239945

Lucy, you were so cute…
I don’t really think Mike is so terrible, but **** you Mike, for making her this emotionless!

Saskyou March 1, 2013, 12:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #239946

totally called it XD (not)

Deasoe March 1, 2013, 12:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #239947

Bwuhh…. What? O.o

I really still don’t care about Lucy, it’s Paulo I’m worried about. He’s one of my favs and I can’t help but think he’s in for a whole lot of pain if he gets his hopes up for more than making out (as in “more” in the emotional department).
Still shipping these two but I can’t see Lucy being good in a relationship right now. Poor Paulo…. I’ll probably be even more annoyed at Madame Mc DramaQueen very soon (and if it turns out I’m wrong, then all the better 8-) ).

Janara March 1, 2013, 12:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #239948

my guess is she’s giving him what she thinks he wants just to prove Mike was right — that’s all he cares about? And then she’ll tell him to get out and never speak to him again…. but idk xD

RoseVee March 1, 2013, 12:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #239949

well that works i guess. wait Yashi enters… Now XD

mymanleo March 1, 2013, 12:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #239950

And that’s the story of how lucy missed her cue

sethorien March 1, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #239951

Paulo, think for 10 seconds man, she’s clearly not herself, you’re about to screw up badly.

Anon-Anon March 1, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #239952

Sorta expected due to all that has occurred. Yet hopefully some really unexpected (in a serious sense, not humor, less its necessary for the story to continue) happens right as they are to “make out”.

Randompyro March 1, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #239953

Doesn’t she have a scene coming up soon?

Ditto March 1, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #239954

What the **** just happened?!?!?! :question:

L… L… Lucy… All I c…can say i is… WHAT THE ****?!?!?!?!?!

@Taeshi : You…. Wow… You really deserve an award… Wow… Whe…wha… How do you do it? I honestly can’t see where this is going to go next… I’m on my own little dingy and at the way this is going it might end with me being dragged down with every burning ship still afloat… Or be toppled over when the ghost ship of LucyX mike reterns… Which I think also seems a big possability since I’m half sunk from when it went down :x

All I hope is that things don’t get too bad if somebody had to walk in… Things need to be fixed before more drama should be allowed to hit the fan… D: D: D: :unsure: D: D: D:

This is scary :question: :question: :question: :/ ;_; :x :nope:

The G March 1, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #239955

@PauloXLucy fans: I… I’m not going to ruin your moment. Just ignore everything I say. Especially the part at the bottom of my next post… seriously don’t you dare look. I want to keep you blissfully unaware so pretend i’m not here :x.

@KarmaKitty: Paulo’s imagination is great and it would be easy for him to confuse “let’s make out” and “get out.” I want to believe this is all happening though, but I am incredibly conflicted. Mostly because Lucy does not look one bit happy. The way she’s reacting her just screams it’s an act or an attempt to find somebody to make the hurt go away :x.

@DinR: Or Lucy is just using Paulo to get ready for the play :/. Hurray for surprise emotionless kiss scene… actually not sure if that’s a good thing :|.

@thedragon133: At least Paulo can say he got to kiss her one last time.

Random thought: Maybe this is Lucy’s way to try and keep as many friends as she can before Mike leaves the table. At least Paulo will never leave her, right… right? Well hopefully the others wise up and stick with the one that needs them the most. Go team Lucy 8-).

@Zan: Just watch Paulo will kiss her but in exchange he will never be able to tell Lucy that he loves her without Lucy thinking: “he only loves me for my looks… might as well use that to my advantage and make him stay with me.” Maybe this is all just the pessimist in me trying to take over, but I don’t see them being a happy couple if their relationship starts like this… it just seems… forced. Kind of like the love is coming from one side but not the other :unsure:.

@Umber: Heartbreak can do a lot to a person. The things a heartbroken person deals with, in order to make that pain go away, would make many people here cry or at least make them think: What :O?! People can be quite fragile and if we suffer enough pain there is no telling what we might do :x.

@Blank On Purpose: You always find a way to make yourself sound really intelligent #^_^#.

“It might feel good for a moment, but when that moment passes, what have you got to say for each other and yourselves?” -Blank On Purpose. Well in the meantime Paulo and Lucy might as well enjoy this fleeting moment for all it’s worth :D.

@Dave: That is the drama part of this dramedy. A girl kissing a boy she might not have feelings for just so she could feel some emotion other than hate or sadness… sounds about right for a drama. Oh and the way she just flat out surprised all of us adds to the comedy part. Hurray for Dramedy 8-D.

@Chocothunda: O_O I just imagined Lucy as a siren using her beautiful singing voice to lead Paulo to his doom. Why did you have to mention “a siren’s call” in your comment? D:

supertails19 March 1, 2013, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #239956

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p30.html Mike’s entire plan for leaving the table depends on Daisy choosing him over Lucy. If Daisy finds out how miserable Lucy was she will choose to stay with her friend to cheer her up. Then, Mike’s plan falls apart and he is the one that ends up all alone. This is without his secret even being revealed, just Daisy wanting to take care of Lucy in her time of need.

@Lime Cake: If you take a closer look at Lucy’s expression you will see that she doesn’t care whether Paulo broke up with Jasmine or not. Probably because she is just acting out her lines for the play… or maybe because she noticed Paulo blushing and figured that is what he is here for. Kiss him to make him get out that is all this is… wait that sounds crazy doesn’t it? … I have seen crazier things happen so it can happen.

@Klietos: Don’t worry you will get your drama fix soon, before the chapter is done 8-).

@Srsly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVmbhYKDKfU Whoa whoa whoa oooh oooh Whoa whoa whoa oooh oooh :D.

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Uhh, forget everything I just said and pretend that Paulo and Lucy will live happily ever after. Yes, absolutely nothing wrong with that :smirk:.

@RandomPhrases: “Does she even have feelings for Paulo anymore?” Your question… I only have one answer for it that makes sense: No, but Lucy recognizes Paulo as somebody that actually cares about her and if she could at least hold on to him she won’t be completely alone :unsure:. Slight problem with this is does Lucy even know that Paulo broke up with Jasmine? Probably not, so this situation just seems less wonderful than it actually is :/. Oh one more thing: The truth will set you free :).

@Fenfir: The way Lucy just says what Paulo wanted to hear just makes me think this is him daydreaming again… not for the entire chapter, but for that one panel that is all by itself. Yeah the one that has Lucy saying “Let’s make out” and has a PINK background!

Nope nothing odd about that panel at all(sarcasm :/).

The change in background has convinced me that Paulo just imagined Lucy saying “let’s make out”. Prove to me otherwise and I will type up a letter of apology for you. In other words: Let’s see how this plays out since so many things could go horribly wrong in this chapter… or horribly right depending on your viewpoint :unsure:.

supertails19 March 1, 2013, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #239957

Sorry guys, but Taeshi isn’t going to end the drama that easily
Mike has convinced Lucy of the lie that the people around her are only her friends for her body
She may believe that, and in not wanting to be alone, become a semi-****

Why does Monday have to be so far away?

Tcj333 March 1, 2013, 2:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #239958

WHAT? What? Why did you bring that? I don’t remembering saying anything about that…

The horribly wrong could go horribly right! I mean by that maybe she tell him “To get out” But if he kisses her it could have multiple affects
a)She slaps and calls him a manwhore 8-D
b) She is more depressed… Mike was right it’s all about looks 8-)
c)She sees this a sign that Paulo cares and/or loves her :)
d)She kisses back and they actually make out! O.o
e)She pushes him off and asks “Do you love me?”
f) OR she might just ask “Do you love me?”
g) Mike walks in and GOD THE DRAMA AND ANGST HURTS! ._. ._. ._.
h) Mike walks in shoves Paulo out way and apologizes

I will do a backflip H happens. It will be on youtube… along with me in an ambulance.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 1, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #239959

I’m sorry what was that?

Giodude March 1, 2013, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #239960

cant get over how weird she looks without the bow >.>

Moonpig March 1, 2013, 3:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #239963

I read this during study hall and almost busted out laughing. Seriously, 8-D is the best way to describe my initial reaction. I was waiting for drama but nope.

If this is actually about to happen. I might explode. Into confetti, because that’s what kindle cats are made of.

Kindle Kat March 1, 2013, 3:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #239964

I loled

DreamDuh March 1, 2013, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #239965

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: Uhh sorry for the confusion. I was telling you to forget everything I said in that whole comment of mine. I used the Jessica emoticon because she might not be so happy about Lucy being with Paulo. Just another way of saying: not everybody is going to be happy about it.

I would be ecstatic about Lucy and Paulo being happy together… if this scenario didn’t remind me of Jasmine going up to Paulo and kissing him. Umm, i’m trying to find the right phrase… too good to be true, false hope, possible loveless relationship… just a bunch of words that say how doubtful I am about this relationship working out at this particular point in time. The timing is all wrong, Lucy is being cold/emotionless, Paulo is the one that is nervous and being all oblivious, Paulo didn’t get a chance to tell Lucy how he feels and all of this just seems so rushed and forced. In other more panicky words: This is not how Paulo and Lucy are supposed to get together D:! … Then again what do I know right? It’s not like Paulo could do anything to mess up even more than he already has… Oh wait, this is Paulo we’re talking about, so we can expect him to be sweet and caring then find a way to mess up.

Anyways I was telling you to ignore me for another reason. You are a PauloXLucy shipper and I believe that it won’t happen so easily. I wanted to avoid an argument over who Lucy should be with. I definitely think it is not going to be Paulo… at least not right now. Maybe after the play and after Lucy realizes that she is not alone in this bittersweet world :x.

supertails19 March 1, 2013, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #239966

This… is… I like PauloXLucy… but I think she’s just making sure he won’t leave her for Mike whenever this **** hits the fan, because Mike DID say that he was going to go AFTER the play, and that’s what SHE’S expecting.

This could be anything, though. I don’t think it’s an unreliable narrator, I’m pretty sure she actually said that. It’s not like it’s a squiggly talk box or something. That sort of thing would have tells.

This is just… wow Taeshi this is… you’re gonna have Paulo get too weirded out about this or something aren’t you?

You’d better not or… or… I will go to Australia and shank you….


Biblioholic (retired) March 1, 2013, 4:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #239967

…..ok. soooo, is that a win for the ship?

KaijinZero March 1, 2013, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #239968

I like how everything happens for a reason. This has remained true throughout every serious/canon chapter yet, and I suspect it will continue to do so. Even back in the more lighthearted first volume, many of the things that were seemingly weightless came to light, and we find ourselves directly in the center of it all.
While the story might seem shrouded in parts as it is now, the explanations will arrive when it is fitting to do so, and what could be better?
I find it’s like staring into the sky on a clear, dark night. Yes, you see the noticeable, big stars, and the slightly dimmer ones, but it is only by waiting and watching intently will you see the planets and the meteors, the small yet important entities that reveal themselves to the patient observer. All of these, together, form the bigger picture. The beautiful mosaic of unparalleled quality and appeal.
This one of the many reasons why I find this story so enjoyable. Rather than presenting everything up front like a base cartoon, it compels you to slow down, read it all, and to go back and make sure you understand.
I know that whichever way this story unfolds, I’ll be admiring it every step of the way.

Bluecaptain March 1, 2013, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #239970

Honestly wasn’t expecting that at all! XD

Traca March 1, 2013, 4:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #239971

I think the better reaction for Paulo would’ve been “Uh, wait, let me say this first…” or something like that. But he’s a young male sooo…I can’t say I blame the kid.

I just can’t get over how weird the line “let’s make out” is, especially paired with her facial expression. Something ain’t right.

Neveko March 1, 2013, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #239972

This is a setup or Lucy really want Paulo but I think this is a setup Paulo is catering Jasmine I think Lucy wants to see if he can be trustworthy, but she will always be soft on Mike, but unless Mike walks in and begs Lucy for forgiveness, she might end up with Paulo, the Mike X Lucy ship is on its last pice of hull, body of a boat, and is under relentness bombardment from the pirates Paulo and Sandy. This may be the last chance for Mike to win back Lucy so fingers crossed.

Devin March 1, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #239973

Option number one: Paulo is dreaming. Option number two: alternate reality

Rick March 1, 2013, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #239974

Only Mike could put the shine in Lucy’s eyes again nobody else can still on sinking Mile X Lucy ship and will stay here till the end. most likely a daydream or Lucy is practicing her lines, or she is using Paulo to make Mike jealous, she may really like Paulo but HE IS IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH JAZMIN, if Mike walks in I want him to apologize to Lucy for being a dick and try to win her over, I hope this is a joke Paulo just is not Lucy’s type. Mike kinda is and Paulo X Lucy will always be in doubt for several reasons. 1 Lucy may still like Mike, 2 not enough trust, 3 Paulo is just being used to hurt Mike. I have made my points let’s see where this goes, gonna go get a battle ship to blow Sandy X Mike, and Paulo X Lucy out of the water like they have done to Mike X Lucy. =( really sad right now stomach won’t be right all weekend now.

Devin March 1, 2013, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #239975


Devin March 1, 2013, 5:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #239976

8-D What?

Bianca March 1, 2013, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #239977

Please don’t end this this is the best comic I have ever read and it fills moa at of my waking moments, I know that sounds low but I don’t have much to do so I read this the best webcomic written to date, it is to young to end on this is not even 10 years old and you have a giant fan base but plese if you are going to end this have a sappy stereo typical ending with Mile and Lucy tougher if you are not going to end this comic please keep doing what your doing the only improvement I can think of is Mike and Lucy being together not Mike and Sandy and Paulo and Lucy. Those are my only complaints and I don’t think the art could be any better, every thing is just perfect this could be the next “Garfield” that is him much I love this comic, I compaired it to the comic king. I don’t want this to end and I am sure no one else does either.

Devin March 1, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #239978

I’m generally predicting that this will probably turn bad, especially for Paulo, though I’m kind of conflicted by my other prediction of how long will this comic be. (As conclusions usually coincide with resolutions)

The general expression of Lucy, but especially the past events, indicates that she’s either doing her best hiding her instability or trying to move on, desperately. After the hundreds of pages (and in comic time I believe years) of the fluctuated tension between Lucy and Mike finally blows up in a pretty uncomforting manner doesn’t show much hope for her state of mind.

It will either be that Lucy’s subconscious (or conscious) act of trying to replace Mike with Paulo obviously becoming non-beneficial, or Paulo’s gaining knowledge of what happened between Mike and Lucy, which would probably put Paulo in conflict.

However, if this does turn into a daydream spoof (which I doubt because of both the already existent theme in a complete chapter and Paulo’s unawareness not coinciding with Lucy’s depressed expression), I’m just going to flip out at my lack of adeptness in the art of Trope Clairvoyance.

Seer of Trope March 1, 2013, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #239979

I hope Paulo remembers he dumped this :O for this Mad Lucy and I personally this it was a big mistake Even if it was kind of a mutual break up

Valentine March 1, 2013, 6:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #239980

I has a feel this will go downhill :[

Jax March 1, 2013, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #239981

This is to good for Paulo, he needs to think this through or this will be a sad, untrustful, unloving relationship. Lucy will never that shine in her eyes unless, my personal opinion, Mike dumps Sandy for Lucy. But that is unlikely but I desperately want it to be true imagine that for a few seconds, Mike with Lucy, Lucy and Mike happy, Paulo with Jasmin,Abby with Daisy, and everyone is friends like in the first 40 some chapters. That is my hope. Bit it will probably never happen 10000000000 to 1 but if I does I will probably cry. Also now that I think about it those guys who swore revenge from the ally are still out there and are probably scheming right now or has every one forgotten them. They will probably kidnap Mike or Lucy and demand a ransom and the crew will try to save whoever is kidnapped, unless it is Mike everyone hates him now so it may only be Paulo, Lucy, Abby, and Tess who try to save him. Reason I say Lucy and Paulo is because Lucy may still have feelings for Mike and Paulo, I think might still be his friend, doubtful, or he feels he owe them for braking down when they were attacked the last time. Those are my ideas for this chaptebut I hope Lucy and Mike make up, I hate it when they hate each other.

Devin March 1, 2013, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #239982


melancholia March 1, 2013, 6:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #239983

@supertails19: Hehe, don’t mind me; I’m just bein a little bit evil 8-D.

Chocothunda March 1, 2013, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #239984

Something isnt right … Do i smell…. CAT PORN??? 8-D

Zetsumei March 1, 2013, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #239985

What the actual f**k?

Waffletaco March 1, 2013, 6:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #239986

@ Tcj333 - I think you may have (almost) hit the nail on the head.


Lucy: Paulo wouldn’t leave me…
Mike: Oh yeah? Why not? He’s not YOURS. Face it… Your dumb rebound… Doesn’t even LOVE you. Nobody does.

I think Lucy might be giving Paulo what she thinks he wants in hopes of making him stay. And if that’s the case, the real question becomes: is it also what Lucy wants?

MiscKitty March 1, 2013, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #239987


isabelle March 1, 2013, 6:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #239988

I love how Paulo was drawn in the 6th panel c:

Jadeeee March 1, 2013, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #239989

This is supposed to be about Mike and Lucy’s bittersweet relationship, now it’s just bitter with no sweet in their relationship. Now they just hate each other, for now hopefully will go back to bittersweet, if not just sweet=)

Devin March 1, 2013, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #239990

PauloxLucy fans everywhere are fangasming because of this page. Good job!

Joey March 1, 2013, 7:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #239991

Well that escalated quickly 8-D

Whitefox March 1, 2013, 7:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #239992

I think Lucy is(if this isn’t a daydream) going jump into a relationship with Paulo. Because in a relationship you feel loved, wanted and appreciated. And well has Lucy really felt any of that? From want I see it looks Lucy thinks the answer is a big huge NO! I think she is really desperate to feel something other than pain. If anything she wants to feel like she is wanted. If it’s for her looks… being this deep into her depression I would not be surprised if she was willing to go to sex or something like that just to not be hated and shunned away. Sad isn’t.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 1, 2013, 7:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #239993

I was reading and then went “OH MY GOD” out loud!
Damn man paulo 8-) x Lucy Mad Lucy shippers field day. The only thing that bothers me is how Lucy is still catatonic, this seems like anouther cry for attention/security blanket for her. I kind of hope Paulo realizes during the “make-out” that Lucy ain’t alright.

still funny as all hell and the last thing I expected out of Lucy’s mouth

mppse March 1, 2013, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #239994

Lucy is so subtle.

Kuroh March 1, 2013, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #239995

Paulo… let’s makeout. 8-D


#^_^# :love: 8-) oh paulo, geting all the ladies i see

paula March 1, 2013, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #239996

Get it Paulo!!!!! 8-)

JackRabbit March 1, 2013, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #239997

It’s a trap! It has to be! there’s no way… no…. but… I’ll cherish this happiness while it lasts TTwTT! Paulo x Lucy 4 EVAH!!

FlyingPotato March 1, 2013, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #239998

What if what she actually said was “let me out” and Paulo is just hearing what he wants to hear?

Seikyuu March 1, 2013, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #239999

Wow…..totally did not see that coming. Actually i’m kinda upset :question: It seems that Lucy has lost everything she used to be and there’s no turning back. Shes just throwing herself around now……wow…

XxsnowxX March 1, 2013, 8:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #240000

Paulo. Either stop dreaming or think about what Juliet just said.

PearlParfait March 1, 2013, 8:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #240001


not_used March 1, 2013, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #240002

Totally a surprise, isn’t it? The new ‘Comment Number’ record of this website will be set.
I found the reason of why my forecasts never work.
@Taeshi: If this comic is a ‘DCF’ project? “Design” “Construct” “Funds raise” at the same time.

Henry Wang March 1, 2013, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #240003

i sorta have a feeling its just another of his daydream sequences, like that one long time ago where he imagined boinking her.

inflammo March 1, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #240004

Oh, yeah Paulo kiss that ****.

Winters March 1, 2013, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #240005

That was me honking.
The first thing I thought after seeing:
http://25.media.tumblr.com/ fca0ee0d071e53a00dd511ab6bcec069/ tumblr_mgs4t1kCU71r4hqsro1_1280.jpg
I love you Tae.
Because this.

o_o March 1, 2013, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #240006

……………….What the f*** just happen? 8-D

RandomFandom March 1, 2013, 9:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #240007

There’s no way this is happening. Not right before the show…
But if this is real, I do identify with Lucy a bit. When you like a guy and he is clearly into you, sometimes it can annoying to watch him stumble as he tries to confess to you. Lucy hasn’t got any patience and would want to move things along quickly. However, Paulo isn’t insecure so I don’t understand why she’d be made so impatient by his confession.

On the other hand, maybe she really is moving away and just wants to get him attached to her so she doesn’t lose him. Maybe she doesn’t really like him.

Jupi March 1, 2013, 9:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #240008

Booo! Paulo x David 5evar

NoRAd March 1, 2013, 9:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #240009

Wait… I GET IT NOW. She wants to get in a relationship with (or at least feel loved by) him without saying, “I love you too.” Right? :O

Jupi March 1, 2013, 10:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #240010

Let us suppose the worst situation:
Just then, Jasmine heard that and came in……

……then, we can get too pandas……

Henry Wang March 1, 2013, 10:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #240011

I’m the 280th!!!

Actually, this is the success of BCB, not for me.

Henry Wang March 1, 2013, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #240012

YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I SHIP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kryph March 1, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #240013

Well that escalated quickly.

Scythe March 1, 2013, 10:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #240014

@scythe damn i was going to say that

Ogrimm March 1, 2013, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #240015

I actually- I daydreamed this would happen… I am so happy that it actually is. Yes. Yes!!

Plusook March 1, 2013, 11:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #240016

Well that escalated quickly.

JEEVES March 1, 2013, 11:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #240017

:nope: This is a prank, is it?

Monas March 1, 2013, 11:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #240018


SOUP March 2, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #240019

Wow, she just goes straight forward with it. XD

Jorge March 2, 2013, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #240020

I just found something I thought was interesting…

I invite you to compare Lucy’s expressions on these two different pages:

3rd panel^

4th panel^

I find them to be too similar to be pure coincidence. ;)
There is hope for this yet!

RandomPhrases March 2, 2013, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #240021


SerafinoDragonTamer March 2, 2013, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #240022

I am taking the risk guys!!!

Paulo March 2, 2013, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #240023

Watchaba… WHAT! Ok This has me flabergasted. At first i think how awsome for Paulo but…… Theres more to this. Lucy has officaly become a stranger to me, i mean its not the girl i met. I have no idea what the hell she’s doing anymore, how she feels, or plans. Nothing but questions apear to her motives to just make out. First of all she doesn’t know abought Paulo’s break up. So making out sounds like she either feels he is the guy for her regardless of jasmines feelings. Which alot of us have wanted for a very long time, my self included even though i love jazz. But I’m seeing a good bye or a hollow shell of a person. As i just said she doesn’t know abought the break up so if she wants to make out its purly selfish. On the other hand with that intervention, and lucy on a roof i’m seeing a good bye. We don’t know what has been up in her world. Some one said mabey she’s moving. That might be and this is a good bye make out. I’m leaning toward what im dreading, in that she is suicidal. She has been on a roof, i don’t think it was so she can think abought her life i realy believe she contemplated suicide. No matter what the real situation is…..at the end of the day Lucy has developed into a scary character. Before anyone attacks my oppinion know this: I hope i’m wrong. I hope she is ok, and everything i said is false. PS. I think this is the longest i’ve ever written and thats because this scene just blew my mind. Thanks Taeshi u got me way to conserned abought a made up cat lol

JustSomeCritic March 2, 2013, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #240024

Paulo nooooooo!!! this never works out when you make out before the confession.

but who knows maybe she’s seeing if she likes him by seeing if she feels something from the kiss or maybe she is using him to feel better or breaking his heart so he can move on faster. No idea. There’s a reason she’s so emotionless lately and i think we are about to find out.

But my view point said firm……MORE DAVID!!!

Mister O March 2, 2013, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #240025

Please don’t do that Lucy!!
We understand that you hurt real deep and all but please don’t drag other people into this!!
Lucy all you want is Mike right?
Well acting like this wont help it, besides give Paulo a chance
hes giving you his heart don’t step on it.

ABitDelusional(= March 2, 2013, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #240026

Well, that escalated quickly and was also totally unexpected.

strider March 2, 2013, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #240027

Why I’m getting more confused ?

Dominic March 2, 2013, 4:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #240028

Well that escalated quickly….or did it?
Seemed too direct, even for Lucy during the current developments.

4y3sec March 2, 2013, 5:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #240029

This page gains 100% more comments than usual.

Really surprised to find this page,
Even more surprised to find the word “Let’s make out.”,
Be surprised again to find how Paulo behaved.

Henry Wang March 2, 2013, 5:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #240030

I’m the 299th. Who will be the next?

Henry Wang March 2, 2013, 5:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #240031

Her eyes just seem to become emptier and emptier everytime we get to see ‘em :(

Laufente March 2, 2013, 5:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #240033

I have a few theories on how this may work out.
1. Paulo is daydreaming and has not even opened the door.
2.Paulo and Lucy make out, but Lucy is just using this to get ready for the play.
3. Paulo and Lucy have sex, then Mike walks in to’A. Apologize. B. Tell Lucy she’s up. or C. To talk to Lucy about the play. and he see’s them calls Lucy a ****, tells Sue and both she and Mike go to yell at them and Mike hates Lucy and Paulo more.
4. Paulo misheard Lucy saying “Just get out” for “Let’s make out” and gets hit for thinking that.
5. Mike walks in to tell Lucy her part is up and to get ready before anything happens.
6. Paulo gets ahold on him self just like before and stops this, then leaves. Lucy goes on stage does the play, but has to kiss Mike, Sandy sees and breaks up with Mike calling him a cheater and Mike is depressed.
7. Mike walks in and apologizes for being a dick, Lucy tries to kiss him but he stops her and says “Can’t we just be friends?”.
8. Mike walks in apologizes and Lucy kisses him, and they do the play.
9. Lucy confines in Paulo everything that happened between her and Mike.
10. Paulo tells Lucy he loves her and, after he dumps Jasmine, they go out.
11. Mike walks in says hi to Paulo, kicks him out and, after Sandy dumps him for some reason, apologizes to Lucy she forgives him, and after the play they start going out.
12. Nothing happens and Lucy does the play after being regected by Paulo, she trys to kill her self by jumping of the school, Paulo sees her and gets Mike to help, after managing to talk Lucy out of it, either A.She claws, not slaps claws, both Mike and Paulo and walks away, B. She claws only one of them and starts crying.
13. During the plays kiss scene, if there is one, Mike realizes that Lucy still loves him and he compares it to him and Sandy and begins thinking about whether or not he should dump Sandy for Lucy.

Devin March 2, 2013, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #240034

The fact is that Lucy still has a bad image of Paulo, I believe, after Paulo’s round on the girls to prove he was still a lady’s man. So, asking Paulo if he wants to make out? Definitely not a good thing. After all, she also most likely doesn’t know that he broke up with Jasmine. This is what I HOPE is a test and he just failed at least in her eyes. That is the BEST case scenario. I’m really rooting for them too, they seem to make each other happy when the dust is settled and they can just be themselves, but at this moment with her likely current outlook on him and that emotionally tired look to her, happiness is not the case however much we might hope for it.

Pinnelipe March 2, 2013, 8:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #240035

I really hope this isn’t a daydrem. These two are good for each other I think.

Ryan March 2, 2013, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #240036

O_O whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-

catwaffle March 2, 2013, 9:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #240037

Not to burst your bubble. But how is Sandy going to see the play? And if she does Mike probably told her that he “had” to kiss Lucy.
Lucy have sex with Paulo? LOL XD NO!
Lucy is still avoiding Mike, if he walked in she wouldn’t kiss him or even talk to him. She probably turn around or walk out not even looking at him.

They both are Lucy other that they share nothing!
-First is Lucy embarrassed at telling Mike.
-Second is Lucy looking like she wants to kill Paulo.
WHAT do those have in common?


TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 2, 2013, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #240038

I’m confused

Silvyx March 2, 2013, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #240040

wait what??? woooooooooooooooow, what happen there?, not that i’m not happy for paulo, hope it works out for him, still the eyes of lucy are pretty dark now :unsure:

Knight-A March 2, 2013, 12:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #240041


Chinatsu March 2, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #240049

I really thought the two where done after another path…Goes to show how wrong I am…Maybe, or this could be her just looking for comfort anywhere, I dunno. I cannot wait until Monday.

Dracain March 2, 2013, 6:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #240050


Rokushion March 2, 2013, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #240051

Although I love PauloxLucy some how I fear this is going to end badly

Thompson De' Medici March 2, 2013, 8:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #240053

*drinks coffie* time to read the new bcb pag- *PPPPPFFFFFFFFFF* *chokes on coffie*

alex March 2, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #240054

Wait a minute.

What if this is all a set up… to see if Paulo will REALLY go through with this and then end up being slapped because she was seeing how much of a pervert he is…


Shes just like ” Mad Lucy Uguuu…! Paulo can we get on with this” and hes all “ALL THAT SPAGHETTI… SPLATTERING ON DA FLUR” and then SHES all like “Ugguuu… Paulo?! Lets makeout…” cause shes all frustrated-up…


She finally realized that white and orange look totally cute together and Paulo makes her all :love: all of a sudden and she WANTS all his coolness (exhibit A: 8-)… HAWT, right?) :P

On HUMAN terms — Can’t wait til’ Monday (seeing all that pauloxlucy-ness er… i mean lucyxpaulo-ness!)! :D :P

P.P.S: Lucy looks kinda like how i sit in panel one…

o_o March 2, 2013, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #240055

If “Let’s Make Out” is a daydream. Then based on Panel 1 and 2 she looks like. She doesn’t want to be with him, she wants him to stay away she doesn’t feed off of him too. supetails19 I think I was right about that.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 2, 2013, 10:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #240056

I ship this. :3

Soul March 2, 2013, 10:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #240057

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I don’t think the whole chapter is a daydream, just the panel where Lucy says “Let’s make out.” Come on just look at the background in that one panel. It. Is. PINK. Paulo is clearly lovestruck, all that is missing are a few floating hearts in the air to go along with his fantasy :D.

I can either believe that Paulo heard what he wanted to hear, Lucy is practicing for her part in the play, Lucy is messing with Paulo’s head, or Lucy reached a point in which she doesn’t care about what she is doing anymore o_o. I refuse to think Lucy is becoming a… oh I can’t even say it. Let’s just say it would involve Lucy becoming more emotionless and using others to make herself feel better, not caring about the damage she does to the people around her… I desperately hope that doesn’t happen :x.

Paulo has a history of daydreaming and imagining situations with Lucy so it really wouldn’t surprise me if Paulo just imagined Lucy saying “Let’s make out” when she was actually saying something more like “Hey, get out” 8-D.

supertails19 March 2, 2013, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #240058

…..I sense a trolling attempt….

PauloXLucy4Evar March 2, 2013, 11:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #240060


I think we can rule out daydreaming. while it could be possible usually Taeshi will leave hints in the comic to denote we’ve entered a daydream, flashback, etc. There’s nothing here outside of the odd statement that would denote a daydream.

As for possibilities, I won’t theorize outside of saying that maybe lucy has turned to the dark side (and all implications of that comment)

strider March 3, 2013, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #240061

seriously tae, on a friday?
such a long wait

Pyre_of_Onyx March 3, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #240062

@strider: Paulo daydreaming or mishearing Lucy just seems so much better than Lucy hitting the off button on her emotions and getting rid of any sense of reason. If it is not a daydream then let it just be a joke or practice for the play. Anything but Lucy making out with Paulo before he even gets the chance to tell her how he feels… or at least mention that he broke up with Jasmine to be with Lucy :x.

supertails19 March 3, 2013, 2:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #240063

Not to be rude but you missed the whole point of my comment.
I believe the “Let’s Make out” is a daydream not the whole chapter O.o. But why would she tell him to get out? He loves and its pretty obvious even to our poor depressed kitten :(
I think she is telling him to get out because of what Mike said.
-She believes Mike is a jerk to her because she is terrible person!
-Mike is jerk because of her, is basically what Mike told her.
She obviously has feeling for Paulo and doesn’t want to see him hurt. SO She is telling him to get out because she believes she is this terrible who will ruin Paulo’s life just like she “ruined” Mike’s.
^I Say that based on the 1st Two panels of this page. You may disagree, but I do want to get the point of my comment(trying not to be rude), and at least consider it as possibility. <~~~ I mentioned early she wants him out because she doesn’t want to “feed” off of him like she “fed” off of Mike. I said that and you kind of shot it down(that is why I said I think I am right). Now that I think about it more I think that is was really going on her poor depressed head :(

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 3, 2013, 3:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #240064

Well let’s look at the situation here. Lucy’s been shattered and trying to regain herself, in her current state she could be seeking solace in any direction she can find it. She knows Paulo has the hots for her, so it would be an easy out for her. Path of least resistance and all that. She also has the tendency to attach herself to people, so this could also be her trying to find someone else to attach to.

As for Paulo, he’s a teenage boy. When the girl you have the hots for says let’s make out, you don’t argue, you just say “durrrr, Okay”.

strider March 3, 2013, 3:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #240065

paulo.. i beg of you..
please save lucy..
for pauloxlucy sake… ;_; ;_; ;_; ;_;

thesobcontinues March 3, 2013, 7:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #240066

A bit uncharacteristic and uncalled for. I hope the next pages will clarify.

forscythia March 3, 2013, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #240067

Well, that was sudden.

You March 3, 2013, 9:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #240068

Someone got “star”ed for saying it’s a daydream. So yeah it’s a daydream. It has to be. What you said kind of makes sense. IF “December” never happened. She doesn’t what to “feed” or cling to him like she clung to Mike and Mike turned into a monster(basically) blamed Lucy and she took the blame. She sadly believes she is terrible person who isn’t loved by anyone and doesn’t deserve to have friends.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 3, 2013, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #240069

@strider: Lucy’s been trying to get rid of her dependency issue, so making out with Paulo would be counterproductive. Your right about Paulo having the hots for Lucy, it’s been obvious since the first chapter and Paulo daydreaming about his future with Lucy just adds to that. They would make a great couple, now if only it didn’t so suddenly… or if the timing didn’t seem so off.

Tell me strider, doesn’t this seem like a trick to you? Maybe i’m just being paranoid, but I don’t see Lucy ever wanting to be in a relationship unless it is with somebody she views as trustworthy. 3 questions for you: 1)Does Lucy know about Jasmine and Paulo’s break up? 2)Does Lucy look remotely happy right now? 3)Lucy has to be ready for her part in the play, we all know this right or did we forget about how poorly timed this all seems :unsure:? I’m not trying to be rude or anything, but this seems like a trap… one that might be harmful to both Paulo and Lucy in the long run :(. I want them both(not just one) to be happy and not just for a few moments.

supertails19 March 3, 2013, 11:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #240070

@twalker500 I hope you’re right.

Rylan March 3, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #240071


Why are you asking me, remember i’m the guy who’s theorizing lucy turning to the darkside. That includes becoming a b**ch just to be a b**ch. Also, have you never heard of a relapse.


just because someone get’s starred doesn’t necessarily mean that they are on the right trail. It just means suitcase or taeshi liked it. They might like it purely for it amusing them in how far off the track it is or they could just be trying to throw theorists off the trail.

strider March 3, 2013, 3:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #240072

They give it to those who they think are insightful :/ Its incredibly obvious it’s a day dream. If it wasn’t for the pink background and Lucy wasn’t super depressed and believed she was parasite. Maybe I could believe that. But because she is depressed she could be wanting to make out to enjoy something in her life before she ends it after the play.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 3, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #240073

Man, if this is a daydream and it turns out that Lucy said something different, I’m going to be so annoyed.

It’ll be kinda funny, but I’ll still be so annoyed.

Blaze March 3, 2013, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #240074

a pink background doesn’t necessarily denote daydream. Taeshi often uses off color backgrounds to denote emotions (Paulo has a blackish gray one at the new years eve party, mike also had two pink/light pink ones when he got the picture from sandy) or a character trait (abbey’s little sister had a yellow background with orange polka dots in her background, probably denoting she’s “bubbling with energy”). If Lucy was happy or just blushing when making that statement then i’d assume this is Paulo going into Lala land. To me something doesn’t seem right mostly because Lucy’s face doesn’t match what (at least i’d think) a teenage boy would visualize for that kind of interaction. Lucy just seems… indifferent to the idea. It doesn’t seem like something Paulo would visualize, especially since we’ve seen Paulo’s Lala land moments.

strider March 3, 2013, 4:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #240076

She doesn’t look depressed in the daydream panel But she does in the 1st and 2nd panel. Yes if she was smiling Paulo would so be there. But he is love with and her has the ‘hots’ for her beautiful body. So its easy from in him this moment of ‘man weakness’ to hear the girl he loves and see her say “Let’s make out”

Ok I will simplify what I said. In panel 5 does she look depressed? No, Paulo won’t not daydream her super happy because he doesn’t know what that would like. When have we ever seen Lucy happy? I don’t never remember seeing her super happy around Paulo. So he would imagine the next best thing. Lucy coming on to him seductively. Since he has seen her like that and he did say he had she was hot
see:http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c53/p6.html 3rd Panel
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c53/p10.html<~~~ she is smiling in one panel that is it.
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c53/p11.html<~~~ She doesn’t look happy to me?
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c53/p12.html<~~~Paulo you are da man! 8-) Lucy still looks unhappy ._.

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c53/p11.html<~~~ The bottom corner panel with all the mini pictures, I think this supports why she would and wouldn’t say “Let’s make out”

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 3, 2013, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #240077

@someone (the real one),

I didn’t say she looked depressed, I said she looked indifferent. That said, the best way to note a daydream is to look for actions or expressions out of character for the … character. In other word’s the abnormality is the normality in a daydream. Lucy’s expressions here are pretty much in character for her at this moment. There’s also not a hint of seduction here either, seduction has it’s own set of expressions and body language, but mostly it’s a show of interest in the other party. Lucy’s expression here, however, is one of “I don’t care one way or the other”.

strider March 3, 2013, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #240078

Um what just happend?

Bell_the_gaomon March 3, 2013, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #240081

Ah! Of course. I get it now. If we go back to what Mike said in December, (http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c68/p31.html) it makes sense. “Pushing everyone else away because you think they’re only nice to you for your looks.” and “Nobody could love you for who you really are”. Some of you are right about the “Lucy testing Paulo” thing. By saying what she did, she can see if Paulo actually loves her for who she is, or is simply in it for her looks, thus confirming or denying what Mike had said earlier.
Paulo’s course of action could have some serious repercussions if he plays his cards wrong here, especially on Lucy’s psychological state.
Either that, or some quick mishear/misunderstanding in the highest degree.

Bluecaptain March 3, 2013, 7:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #240082

Lucy is depressed that is fact(as far as we know). She is acting seductive in panel 5. Her eyes say “Oh Paulo I love. Come here big boy. You are the greatest. Your dick is soooo much longer than Mike’s. I want to you inside of me.” It speaks seductive to me. Hinting Paulo is lost in la la land.

IF anything we see in panel 1 and 2 is she is depress or at least sad. And in Panel 5 she isn’t sad at all! That is a HUGE abnormality!

@anyone who asks
No comment on Lucy shooing away Paulo because she doesn’t want to hurt him? Like she ‘hurt’ Mike.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone March 3, 2013, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #240083

Ya, I totally had to make a video with this. The second I read “Let’s make out” I thought of Evangeion ReDEATH. Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FWoYVa9RBM

NeoResolution March 3, 2013, 9:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #240084

“My mind is telling me no, but my body-my body is telling me yes!” XD
Best line for this page ever, imo.

Blank On Purpose March 3, 2013, 10:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #240085

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: I am agreeing with @strider a lot more than I am agreeing with you right now… taking sides is unusual for me o_o. The starred comments are meant to be insightful, but saying that each one is 100% accurate would be presumptuous. I have seen a starred comment that only has an epic face on it… with that in mind not all starred comments have to be insightful.

As long as the comments are relevant to the topic and/or offer some comedic relief that at least make sense with the current page, then they should be fine. Noticing details that others ignore might help if you are trying to get a starred comment… like noticing a poster or a book(I have seen a few comments that were starred just because they noticed little details that Taeshi probably spent quite some time on ;).

Also, why are you talking so negatively about Lucy? I thought you liked her :question: or did that change because you think she doesn’t deserve to find happiness with Paulo? It’s okay if you feel that way I could understand since Lucy still needs to deal with her inner turmoil. I just think it would be better with a friend. Lucy could choose to walk this path on her own, or even have others to be there to help.

@strider: I asked just to have you think about them, I was not really expecting an answer… much less an answer that made me think. A relapse… like the one that Lucy had on the roof in Ten Minutes to Midnight or like the one where Lucy wanted Paulo in Another Shoulder? Well in any case I love comments that take my imagination for a ride :D.

What Lucy said in panel 5 still seems like Paulo imagined it, but you are doing a really good job of making me change my mind. Hmm, I think I better get started on that letter for fenfir :unsure:.

supertails19 March 3, 2013, 10:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #240086

Lucy is practicing for the kiss scene.

Sanchan March 3, 2013, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #240087

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: This part of your comment annoyed me: “No comment on Lucy shooing away Paulo because she doesn’t want to hurt him? Like she ‘hurt’ Mike.”

Uhh I kind of WANT Lucy to reject Paulo right here, and replying my viewpoints to a PauloXLucy fan just seems mean. I don’t want to be a mean person so just enjoy my silence next time. I have so much to say about what I think will happen with Paulo and Lucy but I am restraining myself for now… i’m going to let all Paulo and Lucy shipper enjoy this page… don’t try and make me regret it -_-.

I’m not against Lucy and Paulo ending up together, but I am definitely against it happening just so Lucy could latch on to somebody. This relationship would be so one-sided if Lucy was still in love with Mike and went into a relationship with Paulo JUST to forget about Mike. Having Paulo be a close friend in a time of need would be brilliant, but having him be a “replacement” would be harmful to everyone involved. It has happened to Lucy and to so many people in real life… it’s not right :x.

“She is acting seductive in panel 5…” -TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone I’m not even going to type the rest… all I can say is you are losing my respect :/.

Can you at least act like Lucy is a person or are you really that into having Lucy use Paulo just to make herself feel better? No love, no emotions, just pain… that is all I understand from your scenario. Maybe if Lucy knew that Paulo dumped Jasmine for her or if she knew just how crazy in love Paulo is for Lucy. Paulo saying he was happy to see her might have been enough to earn him a kiss, but that’s about it.

supertails19 March 3, 2013, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #240185

Lucy looks broken as a person. She looks like she’s going to end it soon.

Hinochi March 4, 2013, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #240190

I’m perfectly okay with this.

Ashe March 4, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #240212

New in the chat…

Oh well, punch in da face coming… Wait a minute, what what!? WHATT!?

Nocturne March 4, 2013, 11:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #240230

And just like that, BADABING BADABOOM!! SHE WANTS YOU PAULO!! XD Let this and other such situations in both fiction and reality be a lesson to guys: act like an idiot while trying to talk to a girl you like and she will probably think it’s cute. If both of you know/suspect you like each other, things might happen. :P

I'll Eat Yourself March 5, 2013, 6:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #240797

Why can’t it be that easy in real life?

Who? March 12, 2013, 6:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #241095

“Paulo, lets make out”
Paulo: O-O

butterflyslicer March 17, 2013, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #246585


x May 26, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #260601

Well that escalated quickly.

Cal September 30, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #261826

Well that esclated quickly.
*Not saying kiss*

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

Comment ID #263292

I did not see that coming.

Qwerty October 26, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #282345

This is honestly some messed up ntr sh!t, this is so wrong on so many levels.

CC0 June 12, 2014, 10:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #283857

Look at Lucy’s expression for the last few pages. She looks dead. D: It’s pretty sad, the way Lucy and Mike’s “ending” was just so explosive and traumatizing. It basically now sucked the life out of Lucy. My MikeXLucy screams at me in pain, but y’know, if Mike doesn’t like Lucy, she’s gotta well let it go.

I mean, Lucy is emotionless. She’s not even indignant or angry, just sort of dead. I feel bad for Paulo. Paulo definitely loves Lucy, but seeing how he was kinda Lucy’s rebound, Paulo must wonder if Lucy just sees him like: “Gosh the love of my life hates me. Oh woe. I guess there’s always Paulo…” That must hurt.

I’m not sure if Paulo was daydreaming (some speculation amongst the chat) but if it was real, that line “Let’s make out” wasn’t the lovey or confessing Lucy, she looked lifeless. Did she mean it? I wonder if that’s what Paulo is wondering, he’s a sharp kid. (i think)

________________ July 14, 2014, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #284322

Not so romantic :\…. MAN!!! fpwefwofj2r230!

Elv July 25, 2014, 8:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #284590

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TemplarArchon_Hunter July 29, 2014, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #297014

too bad she be thinking about mike well you two are making out OH BURN

metallo April 11, 2015, 6:27 AM EST.

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