75. Breaking Up, page posted 5/27/13

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Breaking Up — Page 10
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Comment ID #246593

Poor Paulo, he is totally upset, he looks so worried and yet he should. Lucy going away is a big rip out his heart and throw it away moment for him. He’ll probably break down in tears and Mike will probably and finally confess his mistake and be filled with remorse. Paulo would likely go medieval on him or something and blame it all on him and everyone will be so upset with Mike that he’ll be feeling so bad for what he did. Everything is his undoing.

Keyblade Dragon May 27, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #246594

Oh for crying out loud

what? May 27, 2013, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #246595

Paulo lands like an anime CHAMPION 8-)

MissShellGiraffe May 27, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #246596


Fira Shade May 27, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #246597

4th panel: gotta go fast

Wat May 27, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #246598

Lucy if you move away, I swear to god…not after you gave me a MikexLucy ***** in the last chapter.

Defutz May 27, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #246599

Woah he just jumped down from the second story
That must have hurt
Even a little
I mean I get that they’re cats and all
But still

Dakota May 27, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #246600

Wow the first comment is “a.” GG

Anyways Paulo looks so devastated in the 6th panel…
poor guy….

Momoro May 27, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #246601

No! Lucy don’t move away! You were so close to Reuniting with Mike in a neverending Bittersweet Candy Bowl of Love and Angst!!

Blastion May 27, 2013, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #246602

I feel for Paulo. The guy is in love and was finally able to somewhat make a move on the girl he liked. Yet seeing that she is now gone, You know he is hurting badly. It’s a pretty deep wound he’s getting.

Blaze33405 May 27, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #246603

Yeah, she’s totally gone. Although it’s been less than a day since the play, so either she left last night, or sometime before school got out. Or maybe she hasn’t completely left yet?…

Oceanus92 May 27, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #246604

Epic Paulo style drop!

BetaMonkey May 27, 2013, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #246605

Paulo, your face….. poor baby! ;_;

Well, now that the cat’s out of the bag (no jk/pun intended), I wonder if Jordan will FINALLY open that door :(

Subaru May 27, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #246606

Im gonna cry :’c poor paulo

Deo May 27, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #246607

Paulo is the one who really cares the most ;_;

Midstrike May 27, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #246608

It’s all Mike’s fault.

RoseVee May 27, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #246609


zack May 27, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #246610


Laguhez May 27, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #246611

At first I thought, yeah, she’s moved or left town or something, but I’m starting to wonder judging from Paulo’s actions if she’s not committed suicide or something .. =(

RoseVee May 27, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #246612

Beep beep! Incoming one letter comments! >_> Seriously people, come on, is it really that important to be first?

Poor Paulo :( He looks like he’s going to cry.

Kaz May 27, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #246613

Oh the suspense :O !

Term68 May 27, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #246614

Aeww… poor paulo..
But he looks so awesome when he lands in den snow <3

Where is she?
And why i jordan always like that?? I know he is a good brother, but still. ..its her friends..or well some of them are at last.

ayria the vixen May 27, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #246615

Please Jordan! Tell what happened!!

eagle May 27, 2013, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #246616


shaaa May 27, 2013, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #246617

uh oh, why do i have the feeling lucy was sent away to a realtives or a boarding school? :(

Teed May 27, 2013, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #246618

she died

she killed herself

…for those of you don’t agree, look at Jordan’s reaction

extrasolid May 27, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #246619

that’s right mike, look at paulo, look at a true in-love man, look at what you have never done for her / can’t do
……watch and learn kiddo

Gea May 27, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #246620

So far Paulo climbed a flat brick wall with ease and was able to have a safe landing, something tells me that he has been bitten by a radioactive spider very recently

Darf14 May 27, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #246621


kirstyn May 27, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #246622

Oh! Poor Paulo :( , look what have you done mike

LuckyCat May 27, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #246623

my name is Hethzel Jordan …and I’m a lady :I

Gea May 27, 2013, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #246624

I still think Lucy is moving….

But… just what if… she did die? Or attempt suicide? Even though there wouldn’t be much to explain it unless she didn’t want to move that badly

imaginative monsters May 27, 2013, 12:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #246625

and in a few minutes Paulo is gonna look at Mike and go;


Enigma May 27, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #246626

*insert speculations for next page which are never right but you always believe they are*


Kris May 27, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #246627

Oh boy, I can’t wait for Wednesday.

QuizzicalEggs May 27, 2013, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #246628

Damn Paulo is in full freak out mode now curse you mike Furious Abbey

Psycho1 May 27, 2013, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #246629

Ugh, right in the feels.. ;_;

Yumikarp May 27, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #246630

And the web continues to weave. :3 excellent work as always taeshi. Your artwork has also improved dramatically in the last six months or so. Kudos to you! :D

Legion May 27, 2013, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #246631

Mental Meltdown in 3…2..1…
Oh Mike… You hurt more than one person.
Someone give Paulo a hug.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 27, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #246633


Sahchan May 27, 2013, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #246634

I feel for Paulo the guy is reaching meltdown mode.

Todd May 27, 2013, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #246635

Don’t worry Paulo… I know that feel bro…. :c

Pauloisjustthatboss May 27, 2013, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #246636

Mike doesn’t seem as bother I thought he would be. I mean, he looks shocked in the third panel but in the last, he’s like ‘Dude, I’m sorry for your loss’.

Kew May 27, 2013, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #246637

I’m thinking Jordan (or Sam) will come out with all ****** off saying something like, “I thought you were her friends, shouldn’t you KNOW what’s been going on?” and blaming them for whatever happened to his little sister.

sen May 27, 2013, 12:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #246638

. _____. Paulo. Please. I urge you to loose your ****. I’m not even kidding when I say that. Please. Maybe Mike will see how much you really DO care about her, how wrong he really was about what he said.

Also, this is me being hopeful of course, I could see Lucy randomly walking up behind the group and asking what Paulo is whining about.

Although that is totally unlikely because of how Jordan is reacting to the whole situation. . ______.

Yaschiri May 27, 2013, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #246639

Meh, I was going to rant about how dumb everyone is being for believing that Paulo cares more than Mike just because he’s having a bigger meltdown. But that would take way too long and no one reads comments that long.

Suffice to say that in real life, emotional meltdowns are NOT proof of one’s love for someone else. They’re proof that he has a complete lack of self-control, no regard for anyone but himself, and not enough brain power to think before acting.

In conclusion, Paulo’s a half-wit.
Mike wins. 8-D

Bertemai May 27, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #246640

She went to an asylum.

Yxela007 May 27, 2013, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #246641

daw crap

alex May 27, 2013, 12:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #246642

Quick everyone spit up! Go to every transportation place (airport,trainstation,etc.) and find Lucy, you just might catch her. And if Paulo doesn’t find her…..Mike you better start planning to run.

jmcy3 May 27, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #246643

I seriously hope that Jordan comes out screaming that SOMEONE screwed her up, and it’s their faults and to bugger off, thus forcing Mike to fess up.

Or Mike just takes it upon himself and let’s the cat out of the bag, so to speak and a major beat down from Paulo ensues.

Someone May 27, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #246644

Anybody tought of Paulo looking like Tails the fox?

CoolPerson May 27, 2013, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #246645


Well thank God for letting us know that this isn’t real life. Who woulda thunk? So you’re telling me that cat people don’t really exist, either?

Also, be careful not to slip on that sarcasm there. ;) -Drip drip-

Yaschiri May 27, 2013, 1:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #246646

Your mess, Mike. Maybe. Probably. Come on, lad: say something. ANYTHING!

Prius May 27, 2013, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #246647

Not good :unsure: not good at all. Paulo pushed his panic button D:

kaminari683 May 27, 2013, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #246648

*2 pages before* Holy god he is really acting bad*** mode 8-D
*this page* *Tableflip* dawmitt tashi why you did this, and you had a bad*** streak D:

Papercoffee May 27, 2013, 1:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #246649

” I have a cat named Lucy… She dies…she dies….”

Lisa Simpson May 27, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #246650

Anybody else notice the extra set of (white) legs in panel three?

JustAPerson May 27, 2013, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #246651

No Paulo please don’t cry
If you start crying I will start crying

Kittlee May 27, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #246652


I’m not 100% sure, but I think that’s Abbey

kaminari683 May 27, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #246653

When is Paulo going to punch Mike? Is he ever going to punch him? I hope someone punches Mike. Punchie-punch-punch!

KitKatMuffin May 27, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #246654

@JustAPerson: It’s Abbey

Luka May 27, 2013, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #246655

Panel Four: Paulo looks like Tails

Rylan May 27, 2013, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #246656

Paulo, you could’ve just climbed in through the window. Problem solved. (Unless it’s closed, whoops.)

Ahaha May 27, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #246657

Well that is all today, and we give you Paulo descending from the sky like Thor!

See you next time on BCB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!

Chinatsu May 27, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #246658

Did Paulo suddenly turn Asian in the 4th panel?
Or is that his fur all up in his face? O.o?

Maplemelodey May 27, 2013, 1:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #246659

This is seriously breaking my heart, poor Paulo…. :( Jordan, please just tell him, he needs to know something.

honeybee May 27, 2013, 1:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #246660

Guh…the tension…what is going on? I must know! D:

Neospector May 27, 2013, 1:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #246661

Have do I have feeling that Lucy ran away, and her family thinks she is dead.

Why do I have feeling this chapter is going to rip out our hearts and spit on us, calling us wimps for thinking “December” was cruel… It’s like “December” but for every character :(
During this chapter every character we see here(including Abbey, but excluding Jordan) cry before this chapter ends ;_;

Sue is having a ‘Mike’ moment till panel 6 then she is not mad Paulo.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 27, 2013, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #246662


Lunar May 27, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #246663

Okay but, why are the curtains on the outers of the house and not the innards

But May 27, 2013, 2:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #246664

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone: If Lucy did runaway then where would she go? She doesn’t trust anyone right now. Even if she did manage to to sneak out of her own house and she found a place to stay, then what? She could sneak into Paulo’s house and make him promise not to tell, but I doubt that would happen. Sue might take her in and keep quiet about it, so that could work out nicely. Daisy would be too happy about seeing Lucy again and the others will notice something’s up. David is it even possible for him to keep a secret? Abbey would tell Daisy to cheer her up or just for the sake of not keeping secrets from his girlfriend. I don’t think she knows where Augustus lives. I would love to see his face when Lucy says she ran away.

I still think that Lucy moved away because of her family, but it would be interesting to see how she’d last on her own.

supertails19 May 27, 2013, 2:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #246665

oh god… the feels.. i actualy felt it in my heart. tho i must admit that this is why i read this, you are drawn into the story so well…

._. the feels…

Whistleblower May 27, 2013, 2:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #246666

Paulo really knows how to connect with people, you know, on a deep and emotional level.

But Lucy? I have no clue where she might be, it seemed that her family had some plans that included her and that she had no say in, I had assumed they were all moving or something but perhaps not. Maybe they are and their entire house looks like that right now. I honestly can’t think of why Lucy would leave on her own like this though.

Alfador May 27, 2013, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #246667

oh my god, so much drama. :|

Isn’t all this suppose to be an arc that goes back in time anyways, before all thats already been established.

Obviously she didn’t feel like any one was a good enough friend to tell whats going on too, so why does every one care so much. Her drama is just tearing at their hearts constantly.

Thomas May 27, 2013, 2:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #246668

Holy macaroni, THE SUSPENSE!

Chompy May 27, 2013, 3:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #246669

Taeshi should have drawn Paulo doing a nonsensical three-point landing, with his right hand on the ground and his left up in the air behind him.

I don’t care if it would’ve been out of place, it would’ve made me happy. Shut up.

KevinGriffin3CD May 27, 2013, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #246670


Aoriki May 27, 2013, 3:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #246671

im convinced lucy either attempted suicide and needed to be sent away or is dead. look at how her mom hasnt come out of nowhere asking about the ruckus, shes probably like, shutting herself off right now from something awful. the house is dark and sad like lucy’s room was.

Rachel Peculiar May 27, 2013, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #246672

@JustAPerson\\r\\n\\r\\nI\\\’m not 100% sure, but I think that\\\’s Abbey

kaminari683 May 27, 2013, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #246673

WHAT DID LUCY DO?!?! My options:
1. She died mysteriously/committed suicide
3. Lucy’s family is moving
:question: D:
Poor Paulo…you see dat face? D’aawww…poor baby…

Nyah May 27, 2013, 3:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #246674

All he needs to yell is that he loves her and he will get in the good ol fake cry works too

DinR May 27, 2013, 3:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #246675

ok, seriously, i want one of you to climb a building that height, and jump off of it… landing the same way paulo did, and tell me your knee doesn’t shatter all over the sidewalk… that can’t be nearly enough snow to cushion a drop like that.

trying too hard, veronica… trying too hard to make paulo look cool AND too hard to make him seem like he actually cares enough about lucy to do anything to help.

need i remind everyone… how he pretty much just let her nearly get raped because he didn’t wanna get barked at?

a simple sound was enough to make paulo want to abandon lucy to a rapist… courage at its finest… not. :/

i will never stop reminding people of that chapter, because it set the character for paulo… he ACTS cool, but deep down, he is a whimpering little fool with no strength or courage to do anything for anyone… he doesn’t care about anyone more than himself.

anyone who supports him, shows what kind of person they are for it, and those kind of people will have nothing but bad relationships, but fool themselves into thinking they are happy, and will die alone, realizing in their final moment how stupid they were… or not.

course, people like to reject the truth, so i guarantee people will react defensively about this, and that will only further prove that i am right.

anyway… is jordan the only one home, or something? you’d think all this noise would’ve drawn the others to the door, by now.

Thanatos May 27, 2013, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #246676

Did Lucy’s porch turn into water or something? In which case, is Paulo Jesus?

Shiloh May 27, 2013, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #246677

@Thanatos, don’t forget, Paulo’s still a cat, so dropping from that distance isn’t going to shatter his legs (that’s the excuse anyway). But yes, I agree with your point that otherwise he’s a wimpy coward. A wimpy coward who cares for others, despite putting on a ‘cool’ mask

Kuro May 27, 2013, 3:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #246678

Jesus christ Paulo that was the second story….

Let’s watch him walk away after Jordan tells them the story and it turned out he broke his leg and didn’t even realize it because he was so hopped on adrenalin….

@Thanatos the barking dog thing is a big phobia for him. dude, if you were deathly arachnapobic and someone chucked a barrel of tarantulas at you to get you to stop interfearing, you’d be a little too busy having a panic attack to try and stand up to the douche that did that to you. Also, unlike, say Mike by comparison, Paulo’s done some growing up since then. he was noting but a womanizer back then, but being in two vaguely steady relationships (jasmine and to some degree Tess) has matured him a bit

Vega May 27, 2013, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #246679

lets keep it simple with just 3 things (ha sarcasm… lets shoot for under 5 paragraphs)

Anyway, 1) I get the feeling that door is not opening until Paulo breaks a limb (or another law of physics (you see with cats over shorter distances the spinal muscles don’t have enough time to properly adjust for landing…) you get the idea)

2) Why is sue Angry? look in panel three. Mike has his “Im about to have to go on another freaking adventure for lucy” face on, Daisy looks her stereotypical worried face but Sue looks angry, maybe she is angry at Paulo for breaking physics? or Jordan for not opening the door

3)Those extra white legs, those are Augustus’s he came to assist in plot development by sarcastically mocking Paulo, and forcing Mike to explain.

Post Comment body Script: Lol Daisy’s face in the final panel… it makes me laugh for some reason.

Misanthrope May 27, 2013, 5:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #246680

I love how everyone blames Mike.
My guess is that’s no one’s fault and that Lucy simply went either to an asylum, or killed herself.
Pick one. 8-D

WhatsHisName May 27, 2013, 5:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #246681

And thus the second Mike is born… Fueled by mistrust and confusion

Marik May 27, 2013, 5:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #246682

Poor Paulo, he is so desperate to find out what happened to her.
And everyone she is not dead or in an asylum. What the hell is wrong with you people?! More than likely she went to live with some other relation for a while to avoid all the chaos that has been going on. I do not really blame her family for deciding this, any one in that situation would need a break.

But once again you have me on the edge of my seat waiting to see some more high school drama.
Man I miss high school, it was never boring.

Kay-Felis May 27, 2013, 6:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #246683

Lucy was abducted by aliens. C’mon people this is so obvious. Empty room, traumatised family. Probably she’s on ****** home planted and the gang will have to break into Area 51 to obtain a space ship, which will allow them to save Lucy. ****, best arc ever.
I’m really sure Jordan will let Paulo in after he turned from a violent burglor into a whining sissy in a second. Of course Jordan! They want to help Lucy, it’s okay to let mood swinging maniac in. Of course, you may feel a little awkward with an axe sticking out of your head, but hey, at least you’ll do the right thing.

It’s more of a cat thing than trying to make him look cool. But this is kind of weird. Since they’re antropomorphic cat. Right… but if we’re keeping some of cat traits, why did he landed like an anime character possessing some kind of superpowers? Cat’s can land like that because:
a) cat’s are light
b) they land on all four limbs, thus none limb holds all the weight
In this case he would have to pick pieces of his knee bones out of his ears, afterwards. Though this would make arc title very appropriate.

Or maybe… just maybe… she doesn’t like being faceshoved by moodswinging primadonnas? That’s just a crazy idea but… what if that’s the case? This would tear apart everything we so far believed in…

Not quite. I had arachnophobia. Panic, motionless, etc. Then I hooked up with my current girlfriend, who was also arachnophobic. And first situation, when I’ve seen a spider in her room I told her to look the other way, and use a jar to get that eight limbed ******* out of the room. So yeah, you can overcome phobia, if you try. If you have “I have a phobia, thus I will not do **** in presence of speciffic object” then you’ll never get rid of it. Though if you have right motivation, it can be done.

Commander_Zero May 27, 2013, 6:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #246684

God…just as this page loaded my iTunes switched to the song “Gone Already” by Faith Evans. Made me think that either my iTunes had them feels or wanted me to feel even harder. ;_;

Riiah May 27, 2013, 6:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #246685

thats it, im drawing paulo-assassin.

g-haze May 27, 2013, 6:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #246686


Know what, buddy? You’re absolutely right. Let’s try a redraft of this page with your storytelling influence instead, and see how it comes out. Ready? here we go!

Paulo: Friends, her room is empty!
Sue: Well, that’s not right.
Daisy: I’m inclined to agree. Something is most certainly amiss.
Paulo: Now, now. Everybody just calm down. I’m confident there exists a logical and rational explanation, and I also assert that if we, too, remain logical and rational, we can deduce said explanation.
David: Commence thinking!

I *may* have taken some liberties with this redraft, but you can quickly see why no one would want to read that. It’s boring, and it doesn’t help you easily see into the character’s mind. The kind of things you’re nitpicking about are done to help the reader more easily get in touch with what the characters are going through.

Also, as another person pointed out, this is a comic, not real life.

McNameless May 27, 2013, 6:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #246687

Oh, bad news for them…
…We can still trust Taeshi…

Doctor Nuclear May 27, 2013, 6:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #246688

I have a Math exam today and instead of fore-studying for it, I’m in BCB…

Damn, Paulo landed like a PROFESSIONAL :-*

Solaris May 27, 2013, 7:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #246689

And then they go home to find a note from Lucy saying she went to their homes after school and could not find them. If that happened I might laugh my *** off. I don’t know why either that or face palm. I don’t know witch.

RPGnerd May 27, 2013, 7:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #246690

You ****ed up BIG TIME Mike.
Might as well confess and explain now, since it’ll all be crashing & burning around you soon enough.
You might even get away with just some bruises and a loose teeth or two if you’re lucky, when confessing now.

And GG Jordan, there’s protective, and then there’s OVERprotective.
Guess which one you were.

Idyx May 27, 2013, 8:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #246691

She’s dead Jim…

Massive Effect May 27, 2013, 9:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #246692

Oh, dear. What happend? Perhaps Lucy couldent wait to leave and left, she could be in the hospital after a failed suicide atempt. (Doubt it) mike, you mess up everything, ya little screw up. BUT SO HELP ME IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO LUCY OR YASHY, I WILL FIND YOU. Mad Lucy seriously. Kill off mike instead. At this point no one likes him anyway. Seriously. I will cry if anyone but mike dies. ;_; So, mike, the ultimate screwball once again left us hanging on a wonderful cliffy. Ah well. Can’t wait till Wednesday!

.-. May 27, 2013, 9:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #246693

Begging won’t get you anywhere now, Paulo.

NoName XD May 27, 2013, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #246694

Taeshi pretty seemlessly tranferred antagonist status from Mike to Jordan and the rest of Lucy’s family. Crafty, and the right thing to do here. What a pretty page.

Hazel May 27, 2013, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #246695

poor paulo :unsure:

bunnyclub May 27, 2013, 10:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #246696

Im Batman

Batman May 27, 2013, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #246697

Prediction: Paulo going to need to break down and cry for at least a little bit before whirling around on Mike. He’s too single-minded right now to connect dots.

Hazel May 27, 2013, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #246698

Can you smell it? The sweet aroma of drama in the morning…

Poor Paulo. He’s completely destroyed~

Rusco Istar May 27, 2013, 10:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #246699

Poor Paulo :( .

Hopefully Jordan will speak up soon…I can’t contain these feels ;_;

Term68 May 27, 2013, 10:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #246700

Augustus: Boo

Huh? May 27, 2013, 10:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #246701


Cynthia May 27, 2013, 11:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #246702

Well, I’m sure everyone had a good view of something.

o_o May 27, 2013, 11:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #246703

Oh man how I wish this could get animated. I imagine voice actors for the roles when I read the dialogue and background music playing and ah man. I should totes animate one of these scenes for you one day.

Amante May 27, 2013, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #246704

It’s actually annoying me how much of a dick Jordan is being. They have a right to know OR at least the right to know that she hasn’t died. Even if it’s sad they would get a sense of security and be able to move on. Just having Lucy disappear would let their minds run wild assuming the worse and causing their own break downs.

Kitmit May 27, 2013, 11:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #246705

She’s probably dead by suicide.

The Pornographer May 27, 2013, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #246706

Give it up Paulo, Jordan’s hurting just as much as you are so just leave it be for now.

Also stop screaming so much, your acting like an irritable child for pete’s sake.

DeathofInk May 27, 2013, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #246707

._. oh glob lets hope for the best, and not assume the worst. I mean honeslty..

Doodles May 27, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #246708

Notice how Mike’s ears are already drooping in panel 3 while the other’s ears haven’t yet. Also, while Daisy and Sue look confused, Mike just looks guilty. I think it’s safe to say he definitely knows what he’s done and feels pretty bad about it… :unsure:

Mimimi May 27, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #246709

Lol, That Seems Like Paulo . _ .

Katz May 27, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #246710

You know that window looked as if it was open, why didn’t Paulo just jump into her room?

Other than that, I really hope she’s not dead. I really hope she’s not.

Raikuso May 27, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #246711

OMG!!!! ;_; no lucy cant be dead!!! ._. ._. ;_; ;_; ;_; ._. SHE CANT BE!!!!!!!1 ;_; ._. ;_; ._. im so anoyed at mike right now its all his fault!!!! Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Mad Lucy Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey mike ur a jerk!!! Furious Abbey and jordan why wont u open the door :( u should just let paulo daisy sue abbey and, david in and leave mike out there were he deserves!!! ;) 8-) 8-D XD XD i really hope lucy-chan is ok ;_; but im really worried that she has comited sucide ;_; ._. ;_; ._. i think she might of!!!! nooo!!!!!!!!!!!1 :( D: ._. ;_; lucy-chan we :love: love :love: you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plz be ok…. ._. <3 <3 xoxoxoxoxxxxxxxxxxxx #^_^#

cutiekiyomi May 27, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #246712

1) Lucy isn’t dead. Taeshi promised us no more characters would die(except ******).
2)Lay off the emotes…
3)Go cry into a pillow like the rest of us ._.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 27, 2013, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #246713

@cutiekiyomi holy **** calm down. Its just a comic.

Also Lucy’s not dead. It wouldnt make sense for the plot of the story.

shaaa May 27, 2013, 2:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #246714

WAIT a second!! :O It really is still snowy in the comic, I thought it was strange that (on page nine) they leave footprints on the path in front of Lucy’s home ( ex-home :question: ) but felt stupid to ask , I guess whit all that’s been going on I forgot it’s still winter(-ish) in the comic time zone 8-D

B-Dawg May 27, 2013, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #246715

Does anyone else think that this was why Lucy was giving her friends whatever they asked of her, or wanted of her, during the play?
She’s not stupid. She knew Paulo still liked her. So she gave him something to remember her by.
She agreed to what Mike said, with a bit of shock, and perhaps that weird smirk was her foreshadowing how this would only hurt him and save her.
She gave Sue the best play she could have wished for, too.

Lucy has known this was going to happen. She’s known this and planned this. She probably just wanted to leave her friends happy, but she had to know that her suddenly disappearing would be devastating…the thing is, she knows that they’d get over it eventually…unless they won’t.

I’m interested to see what role FFC has in this. I have a feeling he may have been an influence on her actions during the backstage happenings at the play, similarly to how he influenced Daisy a long time ago to go after Mike.

Hmm… Just wait. Paulo’s gonna stake out the home, and he’s gonna see Jordan welcome Augustus into their house, and then…all hell will break loose.


silveryogurt May 27, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #246716

Mike has some part of the fault because what he said to her and the way he treated her made her depressed and therefore her family thought it was better to make her leave. But I think there’s something additional. Well, that’s up to Taeshi. Paulo is reacting quite more than the gang, but, judging by their similiar face expressions, I guess they’re all feeling the same than him (maybe Mike has got some additional guilt). I’m dying to see what’s next.

littleboat May 27, 2013, 3:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #246717

Just because Paulo is freaking out doen’t mean anything. He’s jumping to the same crazy conclusions we are. She’s fine, at least physical health wise.

naAr May 27, 2013, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #246718

I don’t really care about how the others would react, But it would be glorious if Sandy somehow gets informed that Lucy’s moving away and it’s Mike’s fault.
Even she would scorn him to hell and back for it, and since Mike literally only cares about what Sandy says, it’s gotta burn.

Hex May 27, 2013, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #246719

@Commander_Zero I understand your point, but would like you to consider, the only dog Paulo really ever has near him ever is David, and He’s too easyging to just up and start barking for no reason, so Paulo isn’t confronted with this fear as often as an arachnaphobic is, I wasn’t using that metaphor to the extreme case, simply showing the power of an intense phobia when around. In this situation it has been a while since the last time that fear was rehashed (David barking at him for stealing his food) and granted that it’s, you know, a phobia, it would make sence for him to avoid being near siatuations where barking dogs would be a thing, so forcing himself to overcome it is a bit of a no-go zone. it’s not something that occurs naturally in everyday life, so it’s harder to deal with, since he can’t force himself to accept that it’s simply part of life.

Vega May 27, 2013, 4:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #246720

Well, I see two options here:
1: She was moved away to live with Sam ( more likely )
2: We’ll finally meet Lucy’s dad…

Mil_Faces May 27, 2013, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #246721

Lucys dad.

Sahchan May 27, 2013, 7:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #246722


Jadeeee May 27, 2013, 7:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #246723

I so blame Mike for all of this.

Toph23 May 27, 2013, 8:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #246725

4th panel = anime paulo
Paulo is an anime by himself
Poof paulo he looks so upset.

Rioo May 27, 2013, 8:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #246726

Wait…is she just somewhere else and they are moving soon? Or…did she…die? If she died…
*eyes turn such a bright icy blue that they literally send chills down EVERYONE’S spines as he turns and glares at Mike*
*Mike begins to shake*

I'll Eat Yourself May 27, 2013, 8:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #246727

Oh my christ look at all these stupid comments.

StushiJaguar May 27, 2013, 8:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #246729

@TheRealSomeone. Great chapter but lover boy was should have just grabbed person who made bad shot happen’s wrist with bone breaking force and say calmly in face ” If you do anything like that again, I swear when I am done ****ing up your life you will beg me to send you to hell” OK many that is a little mean but you know know what I would do in that situation.

RPGnerd May 27, 2013, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #246730

This is going to be a tough time for Paulo.

If Lucy moved away, then will Paulo try communicating with her? Long distance relationship between them? Now we only need Daisy to move and we can call this comic “distant lovers”.

asdf May 27, 2013, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #246732

Are you referring to chapter 42? If so, don’t you think he has more important things to worry about than hurting someone?
Have you been keeping up with Naval Adventures? The next chapter will be posted by tomorrow(or Wednesday).

So true, so true.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 27, 2013, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #246733

U can feel the panic in his facshal expreshion

JustSomeCritic May 28, 2013, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #246734

@Darf14: SpiderCat, SpiderCat, dose what ever a SpiderCat dose. Can he swing from a web? No he can’t, he’s a cat. Look ooouuut! It’s SpiderCat!! LMAO. XD Sorry, I just couldn’t resist. But no, no radioactive spiders here, Paulo’s just that cool. 8-)

Marissa May 28, 2013, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #246735

I know this is supposed to be sad and all but damn Paulo!! You look badass in that landing! XD

blehblehbleh! May 28, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #246736

Look, Lucy won’t be dead as that would be pointless and wolf remove a main character too quickly. The only person who is going to die is that Gang leader when they get round to that.

Kyuubi May 28, 2013, 3:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #246737

Would* I hate the IPod.

Kyuubi May 28, 2013, 3:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #246738

‘That would be nice’ is starting to sound a lot more sarcastic.

Trubeque May 28, 2013, 4:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #246739

sue looks really ****** off in panel 3.

King_Crimson May 28, 2013, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #246740

Perhaps she is in da hood with Augustus now.


Comment ID #246741

“Gee, she’s not in her room. She totally could not be in another room in the house.”

Be rational, Paulo.

Whatever May 28, 2013, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #246742

But then why would her room be empty of everything?

Somethingeggcelent May 28, 2013, 10:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #246743

Then again, doesn’t Augustus have black feet? Maybe it’s the other odd-eyed brother, what’s-his-butt.

Huh? May 28, 2013, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #246744

people who writes she killed herself.. aaah i don’t think this comic goes like this :P she just most likely moved to another place and a new school and her brother is ofc sad about it.. but dead? i don’t think Taeshi would do that to her character… ;)

foxiepox May 28, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #246745

@TheRealSomeone. I doubt I will say much on Naval Adventures because I like it the way it is. Also I will admit that was a little extreme but I was a little ticked off at you know who. But I do know that lover boy has much more important things to do other than hurt someone who deserves it, throughout the whole time I was wondering how that happened. Seriously how :question: I have my own theory but I will wait till the story explains. If it does.

RPGnerd May 28, 2013, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #246746

The funny thing is I don’t know who is “you know who”. It is the protagonist?

“I doubt I will say much on Naval Adventures because I like it the way it is”-RPGnerd
That speaks volumes to me! I am glad you like it ^.^

“I was wondering how that happened”-RPGnerd
“Seriously how”-RPGnerd
“have my own theory but I will wait till the story explains. If it does.”-RPGnerd
I would love to clear up any confusion. I can give you my email address so we can discuss about it. Well.. I will give you a fake email and from that I will give my real email… I don’t want all the BCB readers knowing my email :nope:
I want to help or try to help you get a Fanfiction.net account. That way we can discuss till our fingers break XD

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 28, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #246747

Now I know this has likely already been written and planned, but…

This would really be a great chapter to explain to many that people die unexpectedly. It happens all the time and is actually quite normal. People you love and care about gone in a moment’s time and there’s nothing you can do about it.

The average person doesn’t even realize people can die like that, nevermind those they hold closely.

Marscgm May 28, 2013, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #246748

diz iss hoe muc i luvz loocy Mad Lucy : :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

dis iz hoe mush i hat mik :unsure: - Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey Furious Abbey

i_lik_catz_ May 28, 2013, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #246749

you’re named like my dog
and you speak with the truth

calm down satan
Paulo saved Lucy before on the waterfall and he’s now worried for her….
I think Paulo is awesome and I actually think you just keep yelling how much you hate him because you’re the same deep on you

Iol gurl

Gea May 28, 2013, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #246750

I… I… What? 8-D

I don’t… What just… Hah? 8-D

Well… That’ll teach me not to lose track of a webcomic this awesome. That really threw me for a loop. I had high hopes after their conversation backstage, but… Wow. Alright, give me a minute. I was all :D after the conversation, so I’m still stuck at 8-D

Hmm… Righty. So, since I haven’t gone over the other comments yet, I’m going to assume that nothing I say will be new, but I may as well give it a shot.

In a word, this turn of events was shocking. I knew something was up when her parents were talking behind her back, and her weird little ‘smile’ when Mike said that he wanted to start over had me a little uncomfortable, but I didn’t think Lucy would be poofing. And I mean that in as literal a way as possible (Cue badly-drawn Lucy, then poof of smoke and no Lucy.) It certainly opens up plenty of possibilities. For starters, just where in Tartarus has she actually gone? A grandparent’s house, a friend way the flip away from them? Wherever she is, it opens up the possibility of two stories running simultaneously, one from ‘the group’s’ point of view, and one from Lucy’s. Or even the occasional flash to her to build up drama, which I think might be more likely.

Hmm… Another question that comes to mind is, did she go willingly, or did her family make her go? I’m leaning towards willingly, though that’s more of a gut instinct than anything.

Huh… I swear, I used to be able to write more than this. I’m losing my story-sight ;_;

I’ll let it go at this, then. Have to catch up on the Board, too, but for the next week or two, at least, I’ll be keeping an eye on the comments.

And now… Away~

Lost_Cookie May 28, 2013, 6:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #246751

@Gea oo em gee tanx gurle :-*

i_lik_catz_ May 28, 2013, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #246752

:( poor baby

Vivitv24 May 28, 2013, 6:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #246753

You could have just went through the window, you know.

paulosawesome May 28, 2013, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #246754

Sue’s face…Looks like Lucy’s emotion. Mad Lucy

Lucy May 28, 2013, 6:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #246755

-_-!!! Crazy Paulo is really crazy. (Why this scene is a bit familiar?) Do we need to call a firefighter to put out his anger?
Wish good luck.

Doctor Nuclear May 28, 2013, 6:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #246756

So people keep acting like Paulo is the only one affected by Lucy leaving and Mike is all to blame and should die. Lucy does not belong to anybody, people acting like Paulo is the only one in remorse and that Lucy is his to keep NO. Mike is not the only one at fault, so is Lucy she abused him till’ he couldn’t take it anymore and that means both Lucy and Mike are to blame Lucy is just more easy to break then Mike is emotionally; Mike took the pain both real and emotional for years; Lucy took the pain for afew months and only emotional.

State your Biz May 28, 2013, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #246757

@cutiekiyomi what the **** are you talking about? You realize Lucy can’t die she is a main character

State your Biz May 28, 2013, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #246758

@cutiekiyomi What the **** are talking about?!? You realise Lucy can’t die she is a main character and even the creator herself said she would never kill off any character ever the only exception being K.i.z.u.n.a who was a fan character. Lucy hurt Mike too and for so long! They both hurt eachother because they both were confused with their feelings! Mike does not deserve to die neither does Lucy and they never will! Mike has a just reason to be mad at Lucy and Lucy has a reason to feel depressed! THEY BOTH DESERVE IT THE END.

State your Biz May 28, 2013, 7:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #246759

Watch Lucy end up where Sandy is.

Kiki May 28, 2013, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #246760

I just want someone to turn around already and ask Mike what the fudge happened.

Mike is the worse person here. He knows what happened to Lucy. He knows why she’s been upset, but he’s still wasting his friends time acting like he’s an innocent idiot. So how about he stops being a pansy for once in his nine lives and finally admit he was dick, get yelled at, make-up with his friends, get Lucy back, and then properly apologize to her.

Lime Cake May 28, 2013, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #246761

Alright, exactly how long does it take for you to get to America? You promised to be updating 5 times a week by the beginning of last week (or was it the week before that?), and yet you still haven’t started doing that yet?

I'll Eat Yourself May 28, 2013, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #246762

Wow. It bleeped out Pr ick. I didn’t know that was considered a bad word by ANYONE. XD

I'll Eat Yourself May 28, 2013, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #246764

@Lime Cake

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone May 28, 2013, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #246765

@I’ll Eat Yourself: Don’t join the group of people that are getting their facts wrong. Taeshi is updating 5 times a week in JUNE. Please keep your facts straight and it will avoid any aggravation.

I’d prefer if you didn’t join with all the others that think Lucy is dead because we all know they are wrong and are just trying to get a response from the people that actually pay attention to details.

supertails19 May 28, 2013, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #246928


RandomFox2 May 29, 2013, 8:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #246934

My moneys on Paulo. Am i the only one who thinks daisys cute when she cry’s? ;_;

JustSomeCritic May 29, 2013, 9:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #246940

Paulo’s a guy :nope:

Chrome May 29, 2013, 10:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #246988

You can really see the emotional pain Paulo is going through. It must suck.

Schrodinger May 30, 2013, 11:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #247076

Come on, how would Lucy be dead? That is an awful way to end the comic, and I bet Lucy fears she’d seem weak if she committed suicide. Plus, we know that Lucy’s mom did something to her back in Ten Seconds to Midnight. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c73/p4.html

On another note, I admire how protective Jordan is. Even if it’s too much, he shows that he really cares for Lucy… He did this back in Piece of Cake as well.

Jupi June 1, 2013, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #247102

You can sense here that Mike has an amazing amount of guilt.
He made the same mistake as Lucy and Yashy— he thought that just because it’s always been that way, it will forever stay that way.
Albeit wanting Lucy to back off of him, he always thought she’d come back, because that always happened since grade school. When they had finally agreed to start over, he felt like it was the same. She came back to him, like she always did.
When Lucy had “left”, he is hit by shock. They had just made up, Lucy had finally come back like she always did. But then she’s gone- just like the wind. It comes to him the care that he never realized when leaving Lucy. Because it’s always been that way, he never dwelled on the thought of leaving her. He always thought that he’d be the one to leave her, and she’d follow up. But he was wrong, was he not? Lucy had left first, and Mike can’t believe it.

Leo June 2, 2013, 9:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #247460

I like Paulo. Mike can die in a hole.

The Pornographer June 4, 2013, 11:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #255433

dat panel 4

Astrid555.1 August 1, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

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