Breaking Up — Page 21
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Veronica: While we’re saying tearful goodbyes, a quick reminder that the book meter at the top of the page is on its way out! A few more sales and Daisy will cross through the gate. 30 more after that and we’ve met the fundraising goal!

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about buying a copy of Volume One, Starting Over or Ask Roseville High, now would be a great time to push us over the line and help us right as we’re booking our plane tickets!

We want to email you some comics!

Join the thousands of BCB fans who look forward to an email of cat drama every Monday morning, and we’ll send you a dozen “Ships Ahoy” comic strips, and one every week after that!

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Reader comments

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Comment ID #249053

Oh Yashy…

“G’bye, Mike”

Not Dad or Flea, just Mike.

This just keeps getting worse and worse… Mike just leave the heartache is becoming too much :’(

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 13, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #249054

AWW, Yashy is so sad.

Keyblade Dragon June 13, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #249055

Ugh, I really want to know what happened! They are acting like Lucy is dead!

T68 June 13, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #249056

poor yashy what the hell now **** is just gettin drawn out

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #249057

Aww poor poor souls…Lucy is in a coma.

Coalpatch June 13, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #249058

Why didn’t you try harder Michael?

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #249059

Nyaaaaaa D: WHAT HAPPENED?!?!

Lost_Cookie June 13, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #249060

^Hey Lucy by Skillet

I know she’s not dead and that she’ll be ok, but still… this song… so Mike’s theme song.

Exodustrial June 13, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #249061

Seriously, WHAT happened to Lucy? ..Really sounds like she’s dead, or dying as we speak..Bet everyone’s as confused as I am..

Ryuu June 13, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #249062

Aww :(

Anoukk June 13, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #249063

damn it wtf is going on i gots to know

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #249064

This is the first time I can remember that Yashy has ever said Mike’s real name instead of “Flea.” Wow. This is serious.

Yisha June 13, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #249065

Thats the…the first time he ever called him mike..What did you do Mike! WHAT DID YOU DOOOO TO LUCY!

NiraLightshine June 13, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #249066

God damn it, Yashi

Somewhat June 13, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #249067

ok who the **** is using my name

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #249068

I don’t recall Yashy ever calling Mike be his name before. This is such a big impact for her and its really sad to see her like this. Also, is she going with Lucy or what? I’m not sure what is going to happen after all of this until later.

Keyblade Dragon June 13, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #249069

Poor Yashy…. She lost both her mother and father figure. Well, almost lost her mother figure. Sigh. Mike is a superdouche. Words ****ing hurt.

silveryogurt June 13, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #249070

My hypothesis:
-Lucy’s family convinced her to send her to some other town to start over (with her father, probably).
-She met paulo in the backstage. “Oh, what the ****, let’s make out at least once before I leave”.
-Mike just told her that he wanted to start over again.
-Lucy lost her nerved and tried to commit suicide.


-Yashy is so sad and dissapointed with her “daddy” that this is beyond of any rage attack.
-Paulo is so going to kill Mike.

Volgrand June 13, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #249071

At least she told FFC she wouldn’t jump…

Larkeith June 13, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #249072

Aww, Yashy.. You’re so sad.. It’s breaking my heart! ._.

RayeRaye June 13, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #249073

don’t be a dick man

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #249074

i thought she was going to a mental instution…. now it sounds like suicide….

TwixGrinder June 13, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #249075

Mike….gave up???? No….cant be….

Blaze June 13, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #249076

You’re killing me, Smalls!!! What has happened?!?!

Six June 13, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #249077

seriously who he **** is using my name

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #249078

poor yashy, shocked she said mike, but she dose know there not togather. so no more dad ish talk.

Sanchan June 13, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #249079

i lick *****

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #249080

**** you ******* don’t take my name

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #249081

seriously dude that is real ******

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #249082

Aww Yashy! :love:

AlexPikachu June 13, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #249083

damn it other gentleman i have that name trade marked

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #249084

does lucy’s grief and sadness leads her to suicide attempt which results in amnesia? :question:

Karman Cole June 13, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #249085

Oh good, for once Yashy doesn’t open her mouth and have a stream of delusional fantasy-land offensive ******** come flying out.

Now all I need is for her to never actually show her face again.

Macca June 13, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #249086


TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #249087

:question: : Where is me?

Blur June 13, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #249088

I don’t like Yashi that much, but still ._.

Laufente June 13, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #249089

Not flea
What is this feeling
Sadness at mike NO sadness for yashi

N-master June 13, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #249090

Oh God, no nickname. Yashy said Mike, and quietly too. No smart *** smirk.

I am unsure of where this is going…

CheshireGames June 13, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #249091

**** off mate you’re using my account you bull ******** c unt

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #249092

Does anyone else think that Lucy might be in the hospital because she got sick or got attacked while walking home or SOMETHING other than self-harm? Maybe I’m too hopeful but its distressing to think that she attempted suicide.

PackAttack June 13, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #249093

this is way too sad ;_;
Yashy i just wanna hug you, :(
i really hope Lucy isnt that bad, i mean what if she just stop eating because she has been extremely depressed? when i went through my depression i wouldnt eat anything at all. and when i did finally eat something i got a daamn parasite D: not the best year of my life but now im stronger, i hope lucy becomes strong and realize that she doesnt need to rely on people to make her happy.

Madi_mew101 June 13, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #249094

Wow. So Yashy can be polite :O

Pokefan June 13, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #249095

too many TheGentleman @.@ its confusing
unless ….

there is just one and he is trolling all of us.

In other news that is the first time that I have seen Yashy calling him “Mike”

Lily June 13, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #249096

Ok every one stop it with the terrors about what happened to Lucy WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED not all the dear ails granted but most of it he hurt herself or was hurt moving. She is moving with her dad or to a boarding school and is leaving Roseville.
OK THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPINING. Stop it with te theroes some one has probably already said them it is annoying and I believe almost all of us are guilty so please can we we stop makin the same theory over and over? K,thanks bye

Dr.Rockit June 13, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #249097

Aaand now I feel bad for what I said about Yashy being a *****. Though I still think Lucy brought this on herself. She had too much co-dependancy on Mike, and I know depression hurts, but she must learn to control it. I did. (I’m a survivor of a suicide attempt, so I know.)

Solaris June 13, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #249098

****ing mother****er some **** just up and stole my name goddamnit all to hell now he is trying to ruin my good name

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #249099

…-Heart broke-


There is no hope. All aboard LucyxHappiness!!! C’Mon, I saved you a seat. We can lament Mike’s leaving together. :’(


Hey, we need you here to lament with us. Where’ve you been? o_o;

Yaschiri June 13, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #249100

@solaris I completely agree. She needs to stop acting like she’s the only victim here. :/

Pokefan June 13, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #249101

@Lily not trolling some asshat stole my name and is being a dick which ****** me off

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #249102

I think she either fainted from stress on the roof making it look like she caused self-harm. I too don’t think she would do that to herself or to her family. Another scenario I can see is that her mom put her in a place to get her checked out and watched over and decided it would be best for her to leave the town and the people who could have caused Lucy’s depression.

Lily June 13, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #249103


Whoever proves they’re the ‘real’ one, I’ll buy ‘em a BCI membership. Go on.

Yaschiri June 13, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #249104

@TheGentleman Okay. Hopefully they stop soon.

Lily June 13, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #249105

@thegentleman alright mother****er where the **** do you live so i can go over there and beat the **** out of you thats right you get you name lowercased i bet you some pansy *** mother****er who never been in a real fight

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #249106

i hope the other gentleman lives in the USA because i am to poor to book a flight to europe

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #249107

Or the name ‘TheGentleman’ could just be banned because excessive swearing. I don’t know if @SuitCase would have any qualms.

Yaschiri June 13, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #249108

YASHY. ITs FLEA, OR DAD. Why do we still not know what’s going on..

Gabba June 13, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #249109

unlucky bro, i live in spain

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #249110

**** **** wanker ******* ******** ********

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #249111

dammit that is a lie

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #249112

never mind alright then i’ll be the bigger man and change my name i hope your computer gets a virus

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #249113

Yashy stahp.

HardySwagYolo June 13, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #249114

I think every one who ships Lucy like me but I am on the sub-ship the USS paulo x Lucy but yeah

Also in response to my earlier comment
Both of them are at fault here
Lucy was abusive to mike but he didn’t know any better because mike never did anything to stop it just dodged or let him get hit an its not re fault she can’t let people get close to her because of people ignoring her when she was young. Also she isn’t overreacting imagine the one person you trust no one else just him hates you after you admit you love him? Yeah now imagine he says he will take every one away from you? Would you want to die?

Mike is also to blame here sure he had a right o call Lucy out in December but he took I to far and also he never asked Lucy to stop so its not his fault he got hit even Lucy would stop hitting him if he asked nicely

Dr.Rockit June 13, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #249115

congrats on become the sole gentleman

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #249116



Jay June 13, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #249117

@TheGentleman good thing you took my name i’ve been wanting to change it for awhile now :P

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #249118

I don’t think Mike actually left yet. I think he just walked right past them and went to Lucy’s family. (Door didn’t open / isn’t closing, even.) I mean, after all this, he would just…leave? That just doesn’t seem right. Then again, maybe he has something else in mind.
Although just in case he did leave,

Oceanus92 June 13, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #249119

*Monty Python Ensemble*: GET ON WITH IT!

Seriously, please move the plot, just a little. The whole more questions than answers thing is getting frustrating and tedious.

MissShellGiraffe June 13, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #249120

@everyone except thegentleman sorry for the excesive language just lost my cool is all HAVEN’T TAKEN MY HAPPY PILLS TODAY

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #249121

@MissShellGiraffe Yeah it sucks that Taeshi is pulling a one trick pony on us

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #249122

Yippie!!! XD The ghost ship has reterned stronger than ever!!!! I’m sorry about the pain everybody is going through but this is amazing!!! :D :love: :P XD

I love this chapter! Haha bye bye Mike!XD you will suffer!!!! Hahahahaha this is similar to Macbeth in a very very very non existant way :P Mike… Your guilt will lead you to your ultamite death! XD

You are so AMAZING!!!!! XD
Love new times now. Its now 7:00pm for me. XD

My ship has risen from the radioactive waters!!! Hahahahah!XD
Wooh di dooo di do dum *dancing for joy* XD

The G June 13, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #249123

Well that’s a first.

starfighter105 June 13, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #249124

Guess mikes going to haft to spill the beens about what he did to everyone else now, and paulo willthe **** out of him, not that I’m hopeing for that just a prediction

lov/hate/hurt June 13, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #249125

7 more pages, just enough to make things right. If anyone can do it, Mike can. Don’t give up Mike

SIGxMUNDx808 June 13, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #249126

@Yaschiri i’ll board the lucyxhappiness boat so long as you join pauolxlucy
and even if you don’t i’ll probably join anyway 8-)

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #249128

@Taeshi i will give you money if you tell us what happened to lucy

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #249129

hey is any one going to Dragoncon this year

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #249130

@The G -relax with the smilies xD

foxiepox June 13, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #249131

The sad part is that Mike won’t even care if Paulo beats him up, because he now understands what he did wrong. Poor Mike ._.

HardySwagYolo June 13, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #249132

At least Yashy isn’t trying to be the hero here like Lily and intervene between Mike and Lucy. :nope:

I’m hoping Lucy’s mom turns around and sees Mike and lets him know what’s going on. As far as I’m aware, Lucy’s mom has nothing against him… Yet. :unsure:

On another note, these kids are only 15 years old and having angst about love? Yeesh, that’s scary enough right there. D: Just be friends guys, let things just work themselves out. No pressure, you’re still very young.

AngryBunny June 13, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #249133

The final knife in the coffin.

I kinda wish there was a bit more development with Yashy, Chirpy and the like. While it doesn’t really make this scene any less powerful, it’d be nice if we saw their side of the story during all this drama. But I’ll just sit back and wait for the next update.

And for those who want to know why Lucy’s in the hospital, I don’t think it matters all too much. We have enough information on us to speculate why, and I don’t think we really need an explicit statement.

LiquidPencil June 13, 2013, 1:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #249134

This is called Breaking Up!

What you do expect? Something other than Pain?

“December” had ten pages this is like 17 so far of cruel pain!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 13, 2013, 1:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #249135

Y’know, I didn’t use to like Yashy’s design that much at first. But Taeshi’s style has grown so much that now I really love it.
I also feel really, really uncomfortable by the fact that she referred to Mike by his name and not “Flea” and with such an expression. This is serious business.

I expect the next page is where Mike’s world falls apart and he realises what a huge mistake he just did, and that he was far too late to repair the damage made.
I’m not saying that everything’s Mike’s fault, but neither is it Lucy’s. They were both just as wrong in how they acted and treated each other, but Mike was simply too lovestruck to think straight and countered the problem at hand with the complete wrong action. He could have done this much smoother, but instead he didn’t think before he acted. And then he came crawling back at first because his girlfriend told him to, and then because he remembered his once feelings for Lucy. And by then, it was too late and had already gone too far.
I don’t blame Lucy for the way she has reacted, she’s not being “over-dramatic” the least. It’s one thing to know you’ve been wrong, but it’s another to be told you’re better off gone because “no one in the whole world likes you”. Mike even wished for her death, which resulted in a nose-slap from his girlfriend. When the person who told you to tell someone off think you went too far, it’s time to realise that perhaps you’re not better for acting the /same way/ as the “bad” person.
You can’t stop violence with more violence, you’ll only feed to a war.

Yumikarp June 13, 2013, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #249136

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone it’s not cruel so much as excessive pain makes me wonder why we keep reading something that causes so much pain

simply because it is awesome

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #249137

You ‘dun ****ed up son…

Also the plot is hanging in the handbrake, annoying even with 5 days a week updates.

Plex June 13, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #249138

“Could any of this be more melancholy?” I asked myself.
Jesus Tap-Dancing Christ, yes it can! And there are 7 pages to go still. Wonder what happens next? I really can’t tell anymore.

Redd June 13, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #249139

@Yumikarp true nuff that was real deep man

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #249140

So at the very least we had an attempted suicide on our hands.

TheAmazingDrunkenwhale June 13, 2013, 1:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #249141

at least we have all this filler everyday rather than three times a week

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #249142

what does chirpy have to say to boy kitty

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #249143

the feels omf.

I’m so curious I want to know what happened and everyone’s theories have proof to back them up and I’m just over here dying. WHAT HAPPENED?! It’s a really good thing we have pages every week day now or I wouldn’t make it through the week. The suspense is killing me augh.

I really do love this comic though, I’m about to cry ahaha. If I didn’t have this comic my life would be a lot more productive but a lot more boring.

And Yashy just killed me. “G’bye Mike” ._.

WellSnap June 13, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #249144

It might be that she didn’t call him Flea because it’s not the right time for insults. Lucy’s family including her pets already saw what careless insults can lead to. And he’s not “Dad” anymore because, quote, MIKE HAS A GIRLFRIEND, unquote.
Also are there people who still believe that Lucy did not try to commit suicide? Because it feels like I’m the only one who thinks that :/

HIC June 13, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #249145

They are sending her off to be a NUN!!! Watch!

FeeFee84 June 13, 2013, 2:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #249146

bet she’s moving away, and she winds up in the same city as mike’s girlfriend, and she finds out the chick is a fake and cheats on him constantly.
then she comes back to tell mike and he doesn’t believe her, he gets upset with her, she needs to find proof, etc.

and that’s how mike and lucy end up together.

Matias Welz June 13, 2013, 2:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #249147

BAWWWW ;_; That last panel made me cry…

Sambo June 13, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #249148

Mike is gone.

Yxela007 June 13, 2013, 2:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #249149

Nun…. lucy is going to be a nun!! Didn’t you guys see the special preview we got on the facebook page? ;)

FeeFee84 June 13, 2013, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #249150

Please stay Mike. At least until you know what happened.

BornAgain June 13, 2013, 2:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #249152

Also… I don’t really get the fourth panel… is it because Yashy is colorblind or something? :question:

Sambo June 13, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #249153

she didn’t call him fleabag

TrappedCats June 13, 2013, 2:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #249154

Am I the only one who supports MikexDaisy? xD

AlexPikachu June 13, 2013, 2:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #249155

For those of you wondering how this can (will) get worse I would point out the Bar Thugs have been quiet for quiet a while and could make a reappearance…. which could send mike to the hospital… which could put Mike and Lucy in the same hospital… and that would be Ironic.

In other news thank you to the comment section for recreating the entire Mike and Lucy relationship in a series of comments by @TheGentleman eventually culminating in a recreation the leaving of Lucy by changing their name (@Astaroth)

And finally am I the only one who the first time I read this I thought Chirp was a pile of intestines?

(added in later)
Ive noticed a distinct downwards trend in number of words without and increase in knowledge of what happened to Lucy :(

Misanthrope June 13, 2013, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #249156

The first time yashi call him mike, this is so sad…

eagle June 13, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #249157


Someone June 13, 2013, 2:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #249158

Except for @Sambo, no one notices the fourth panel? no one there, Pets can see things that owners probably not… Is Mike really there? Is Mike alive? Or maybe he just left without saying goodbye…

Minako June 13, 2013, 2:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #249159

@Misanthrope not what truthfully happened but yeah sure lets go with that i love the way that you looked deeper into that

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #249160

@Minako : I don’t think Mike could’ve left that quickly, I’m pretty sure he’s there… but it certainly is strange.

Sambo June 13, 2013, 2:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #249161

Why do I have this feeling that a certain black-and-white cat is going to show up soon…

Sambo June 13, 2013, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #249162

@Sambo idk spider sense

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #249163

wow just wow … that says all ;_;
yashy you broke my heart with that face T_T

Knight-A June 13, 2013, 2:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #249164


Laguhez June 13, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #249165

Frustrating that the plot refuses to progress. Hope we get to the point soon.

Apologies for the criticism, love the comic.

DiamondMX June 13, 2013, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #249166

So Mike gets a comeuppance after all. But instead of being yelled at he actually has to face the consequences of his actions. Though he’ll probably get a good old fashioned yelling at too.

naAr June 13, 2013, 3:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #249167

yay i am eating pizza 8-D

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #249168


Astaroth June 13, 2013, 3:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #249169

I don’t understand this comic now.. seriously.. this page MIKE said that he just wanted Lucy to die, and NOW he comes running like some lovesick dog :/ he said and I quote; “Maybe it’ll be fixed if she just died.”

I think Taeshi needs to explain her characters and chapters some more since everyone is impatient and confused after reading this chapter .. You can’t turn Mike’s personality from total hater to this???

and What about Mike saying he was LEAVING in Jan?? Did all forget about this?

and for all the Lucy Haters.. it was really Mike’s fault to start with :unsure:

everyone here should really re-read the whole comic before hating on everyone.. and guys wtf did Lily do?? gesssssshhhh relax !

musling June 13, 2013, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #249170

@DiamondMX - If you’re complaining about the plot moving slowly now, I’d hate to think what your opinion was when it was only updated M/W/F.

Someone June 13, 2013, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #249171

I still have faith in MikexLucy! I shall never surrender my hopes!

BornAgain June 13, 2013, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #249172

This is so sad ;_; Yashy & Chirpy look like the children of a divorced couple. Yashy looks so mature there, saying goodbye to her “paternal figure” without blaming him or throwing a tantrum.

ColorlessNight June 13, 2013, 3:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #249173

Hey look! Yashy and Abbey have something in common now!
And if Lily wakes up Chirpy, Chirpy and Molly will have something in common.

Welcome back
I lost my original name to a married man? *faints*

I don’t think so.
Lily didn’t open her mouth when she woke Yashy.

You have been trolling TheGentlemen, and filling the comments with spam and A LOT of swearing -_-

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 13, 2013, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #249174

I’m confused by the middle panel of the blank hallway. Did Mike already leave before Yashy said that?

Edit: @TheRealSomeone(aka Someone

Buh? I wasnt talking about Lily opening her mouth. It looked like she went to yashy, woke Yashy up, but by the time Yashy glared at Mike he was gone. Or am I wrong about it? I could easily imagine that she hates Mike enough that she doesnt even mentally see him.

Deiser June 13, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #249175

@TheRealSomeone - Thanks! Getting Married and doing the whole Honeymoon thing kinda eats up time 8-D

Someone June 13, 2013, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #249176

Really dude again please tell me why you feel the need to troll me :/

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 3:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #249177

I can only hope that Sandy finds out about everything that has been going on with Mike and Lucy.

Raishai June 13, 2013, 3:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #249178

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone actually i am the gentleman and was getting trolled so i changed my name now i am getting trolled again sigh it never ends

Astaroth June 13, 2013, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #249179

ha ha i’m back to my favorite name sup @TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone man

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #249180

WELL FKIN DONE MIKE you didn’t break just Lucy, you took down her whole family too

Dragnite June 13, 2013, 3:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #249182

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone i was actually arguing with someone of the name kinda sucks but whatever guess they are gonna troll me for the fun of it

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #249183

I hope he does leave, and Never comes back. I hope he dies in a Fire set by his Stupidity!

Bloom Helios June 13, 2013, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #249184

@Bloom Helios no don’t give into your hate

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #249185

Maybe Mike did want her gone, but not as in leave everyone. More in the veins of “leave me alone”. So no, Lily, this isn’t what Mike wanted. I still want to kick you.

Gate-Senpai June 13, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #249186

Eugh, these comments. I really hope people don’t carry this attitude that children can be expected to be emotionally mature enough to handle someone with suicidal tendencies into real life. I find it kind of disgusting that Taeshi would include characters that have the audacity to *blame* someone for not taking responsibility for a loved ones mental illness.

Me June 13, 2013, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #249187

At least he had the heart to leave before Yashy could see him. :’(

Rouge June 13, 2013, 3:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #249188

Awwwie, Yashy!!! And Chirpy, too… ;_; d’aawww, they’re so cuuuuute!

And here I am, fangirling over them. Haha. Ha.

Nyah June 13, 2013, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #249189

Man, I never thought Lucy would be the one to try to kill herself. But I guess we don’t really know yet. It’s been heavily implied, but a curve ball could come out of anywhere.

nalem June 13, 2013, 3:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #249190

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone - Married Woman* :p Check my profile on the Forums Section, lol.

Someone June 13, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #249191

Yashy, Chirpy, Blur come here and give me a hug. *Punches Lily in Face* not you Lily you could have fixed this by letting Mike apologize. *Gives everyone in cast a hug, inluding Paulo and Mike. Except Carter, Alajandro, Alajandro’s goon, and FFC.*

RPG Nerd June 13, 2013, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #249192

well it looks like were back to the character blame game… and I blame crap :question:… that character that David could never remember the name of that always got hurt 8-D… anyway, I blame them for no being here to get hurt instead of Lucy :P

@RPG Nerd your hatred of FFC is contradictory to your name

Misanthrope June 13, 2013, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #249193

“G’bye Mike” saddest line in the whole comic so far. ;_; ._.

RPG Nerd June 13, 2013, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #249194

@Misanthrope. Yes i know. i dont hate him i just dislike him because he is working for that ******* rapist Alajandro who i swore i would shove Cloud’s sword up his *** to the hilt.

RPG Nerd June 13, 2013, 4:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #249195

the gutpunch of Yashy being, not only oddly calm, but calling mike by name, is most certainly one of those moments that makes you want to cry yourself…

Vega June 13, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #249196

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHH——- *dead from sobbing like an idiot*

Furball June 13, 2013, 4:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #249197

Regardless of how I look at it, Lucy still seems to be at blame.

She bullies Mike and he rejects her.
She stops bullying when Mike avoids her
She’s mean or rude to almost everybody

Then she either ran away to a new school(and possibly counseling) or hurt her self and is now causing pain to everyone around her. She’s a walking problem, I feel sorry for Paulo AND Mike.

Marik June 13, 2013, 4:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #249198


Seriously this drama is starting to freak me out. What the heck happened!?

Thetrevmans June 13, 2013, 4:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #249199

hold on maybe Alajandro and his goons show up and Mike walks outside they show up big fight where Mike is getting the **** beat out of him while trying to save Lucy. Sam and Lucy’s Dad see shats happening go outside and help Mike finish off the ********. At which point it is dicovered he has several broken bones and internal bleeding from his bones punctureing his organs. Mike is out of school for about 2 weeks, i think probably worse. When people ask him why his simply says, “Beacuse I care” Of course Sandy hears about it but decides seeing Mike can wait for a week for her photo shoot to finish. And because of that, somehow, Sandy and Mike break up. And Mike falls back in love with Lucy. But because of the fact she is moving, they have to settle for a long distance reationship. Then when Lucy is redeclared unsuicidle she is alowed to move back to Roseville so she and Mike can be tougether.

RPG Nerd June 13, 2013, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #249200

Not even to man, but woman took my original name? *double faints*

@RPG Nerd
Sorry, I think you might have confused Mike with Rambo.

I am sorry but your latest comment had me laughing for a good 3 minutes XD

What is more likely to happen as Mike is leaving he meets Lucy’s dad. Mike is probably in tears by now. Lucy’s father asks him what is wrong. So Mike explains. Not realizing he is talking to Lucy’s father. Seeing Mike is honestly sorry takes Mike to see Lucy, since he his a loving father who THINKS this will help. They both walk to see Lucy. At the sight of Lucy Mike breaks down in tears telling her how sorry he is, he doesn’t want her to leave.

LOL that will not happen ^, but taeshi there is a truck lot of cookies that possibly has your name on it :-*

But what could possibly happen is at the end of this chapter Mike has got his emotions and feelings in order. He breaks up with Sandy, which is very hard for him to do.

Professing his love for Lucy comes next chapter ;)

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 13, 2013, 4:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #249201

What in the world could be so serious? Does she have a terminal illness or somethin’? My god, this is too melodramatic… >__>;

Kami June 13, 2013, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #249202

Aaaa, she called him Mike ;_;

honeybee June 13, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #249203


It”s not like I DON’T ship PauloxLucy, but I know realistically right now that’s not gonna happen.

Yaschiri June 13, 2013, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #249204

8-) <— this guy is a dad. Only explanation.

Tutu June 13, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #249205

Can we please stop the blame war? :/ No one is to blame. Both made mistakes, can’t people understand that? She did try to suicide because of him (not sure if she tried, but you get what I mean), but it wasn’t his fault. He’s not a douche for rejecting her, he just didn’t like her back or didn’t want to get involved with her. It happens all the time. Also, she sure was mean to him, but she isn’t the one to blame either, she really didn’t know better. People aren’t born knowing better, they just react differently.

Thaleria June 13, 2013, 5:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #249206

@Yaschiri i actually went back to my preferred name as i am no longer being trolled i hope but what would you rather have pauloxlucy or mikexlucy and you never know crazier things have happened

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #249207

… So what happens now?

Caconia June 13, 2013, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #249208

I notice that Yashy didn’t use “Flea” or “Dad”, just plain Mike.
This is some serious **** that is going on.

MusicalChairs June 13, 2013, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #249209

This is the internet, you are asking way too much.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 13, 2013, 5:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #249210

:( that was the sad
The fact that mike just up and left like that hurts
On a side note very powerful page and beautiful Job on yashy’s eyes :)

Vivitv June 13, 2013, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #249211

ASHDALDSKHFDLKH PLEASE JUST MOVE ON. Like, actually. The plot is running out of steam. We get it! Something that will TOTALLY BLOW OUR MINDS is about to occur! Wow! Great! Now stop. This is no longer suspense. I straight up do not even care anymore. I read this comic mostly for side characters tbh and out of habit (a longtime habit), so yeah, I’ll come back tomorrow, but the thing is: I know I’m gonna be disappointed. I know that I’m going to be annoyed again. To be honest, I don’t give a single mite about what is happening with girl-Sonic and her galpals. They’re great fluffer characters, but it’s like we’re stopping to learn what the dog thinks about this situation. And it’s a waste of your talent. This kind of situation, where you know you do have a bomb to drop, would work much better in a fast-paced way. A little suspense is great, but what you’re doing is alienating your readers. You’re basically lording the fact you know something we don’t over us.
Real suspense is not “I know there’s a murderer But Where Could He BE???!!! IN THAT CLOSET??” Real suspense is instead when the READER knows there’s a killer in the closet and the character does not. Or when the character simply opens the door to a killer. Or when the character senses danger but is uncertain what it is/where it is/if it’s even real. And the truth is, the more you use suspense, the less effective it is. Just from a writer’s standpoint you will never read: fast-paced ALWAYS works better. It might not fill your book but it will certainly be 1. more fun to write and 2. better for the readers.
Tldr: basically whatever the HUGE SURPRISE is, it’s gonna blow, but not in a good way. It’s been built up too much, and at this point, someone probably guessed it. Even then, wow, we’ve just wasted 3 chapters to say “lucy tried to off herself” or “lucy was hurt in a freak accident” or “wow this is all mike’s fault for real he actually stabbed her.” GET IT OVER WITH.

Star June 13, 2013, 5:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #249212

Well, I think I’m officially giving up hope that we will get the details of what is going on with Lucy this chapter. :/

MiscKitty June 13, 2013, 5:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #249214


Javalavadingdong June 13, 2013, 5:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #249215

@ Star re “Real suspense is … when the character simply opens the door to a killer.”

I umm… I don’t think you actually know what the word “suspense” means. D:

It looks to me like we might be following Mike for the last seven pages of this chapter. And if that’s how Taeshi has written the rest of the chapter, if Mike doesn’t find out the details, the readers sitting on his shoulder don’t get to, either. We are seeing the reactions of the pets right now because Mike is seeing the reactions of the pets. And that’s actually a pretty common way of telling a story. It’s certainly not wrong or bad.

MiscKitty June 13, 2013, 5:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #249216

attention all haters(whatever your affiliation) PLEASE refer back to my overlarge comment on the last page, this whole situation is a huge mix of bad timing, miscomunications, denile, and most of all HORMONES

Curtis June 13, 2013, 5:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #249217

Gosh darn it! What the flub happened to Lucy?! What’s even going on?! Furious Abbey

Random Person June 13, 2013, 5:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #249218

@ Curtis - Went back and started to read your wall of text. (Dude, seriously, the enter key is not the enemy. Use it at the end of each paragraph.) Stopped when I got to the part about the “psycho feminist squad.” No longer care what you think.

MiscKitty June 13, 2013, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #249219

Well damn, Mike is sure being tossed through the wringer here with him being one by one emotionally disowned by people he has known almost his whole life. Sure he is more than partly responsible for Lucy’s condition but still there is only so much soul crushing that a guy can take in a day.

Honestly, I am not sure he thought Lucy would leave after he blew up at her in December. She has kind of been almost a constant of his life, tagging along whether he wants her to or not at the moment. Sure she can be a pain at times but she also seemed to be the person Mike was closest to, suddenly losing that on top of everything else must be terrifying.

Alfador June 13, 2013, 6:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #249220

Somehow I feel that Mike is feeling bad. His heart grew three sizes that day.

I_Love_Lucy June 13, 2013, 6:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #249221

what the hell! i thought mike and lucy were going to start over their friendship!? oh my god seriously! D: and poor yashy ._. :( man the suspense! O_O

XenaTheAlienChick June 13, 2013, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #249222

“Mike”? Not “flea”?
Well, I think everyone but Mike has gotten the hint that Lucy’s recovery depends largely on him not being around. He screwed up. In the words of a certain beloved Disney character, “It’s in the past. Now, you can either run from it, or learn from it.”
As for Lucy, let’s not all jump to the worst possible conclusion, here, and let’s hope it’s not as serious as a lot of people are thinking. Yes, it could be she tried to kill herself. However, it could also be she’s just had another breakdown. Panic attacks can and do result in people being hospitalized.

Steely June 13, 2013, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #249223

Good to see one of my favorite commenters is back :)

“His heart grew three sizes that day.”

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 13, 2013, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #249224

@Yisha Mike is NOT is 1st name it’s his nickname! :D :D

Shira Hoult June 13, 2013, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #249225

Hmm. It looks like Lucy is going someplace away from home, and taking her pets with her. OR, Lucy has attempted suicide, and her parents have prohibited Lucy and her pets from contacting Mike. We’ll just have to wait and see.

myheartyoung June 13, 2013, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #249226

@I-love-Lucy. forget three his heart grew ten sizes that day.

RPG Nerd June 13, 2013, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #249227

@TheRealSomeone. I do not have Mike confused with Rambo. I said Mike was getting the **** beat out of him till Sam andLuy’s dad came out and they kicked Alajandron and his goon’s ***.

RPG Nerd June 13, 2013, 6:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #249228

@TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone ARE YOU A BITF(BRAWL IN THE FAMILY) FAN?? Because that line “his heart grew 3x that day is from brawl in the family! 8-D

Shira Hoult June 13, 2013, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #249229

if you think about it it’s kinda sandy’s fault since she sorta was the one who made mike realize he hated lucy so yeah just y’know throwing that out there……

XenaTheAlienChick June 13, 2013, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #249230

@Shira Hoult the saying “his heart grew 3 sizes that day” is from the grinch and i guess brawl in the family idfk though

XenaTheAlienChick June 13, 2013, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #249231

It feels like everyone is doing everything they can to make Mike feel like ****

Solstice June 13, 2013, 6:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #249232

Holy **** half of these comments are barely in english I mean dear GOD
Ah, whatever it’s beside the point.
You guys are so adorable I love this fandom with all the speculation and ****, I love it.
Taeshi you’ve spawned something wonderful here.
But, uh, anyhoosiers about the whole gentleman thing
it’s just a name for ****’s sake just kiss and make up already and become the gentleMEN, because right now you aren’t acting too gentle.

IGuessIt'sJustMe June 13, 2013, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #249233

Agh! The suspense is totally killing me! I mean, several mysteries have been resolved, such as where Lucy is and what is going on, but still! I don’t want to try too hard to predict what happens, because I want to enjoy it… but I kind of hope that wherever Lucy is going, she’ll meet Zach ( D: ), maybe get involved with his band, and sort herself out a bit. As for Mike… well, I really hope that he can figure out what he really wants. It’s not an easy thing to figure out, I know, but I hope he does :unsure:. All in all, excellent chapter so far, but the cliffs are hanging on other cliffs hanging on other cliffhanging cliffhangers! Thank goodness it’s updating every weekday!

CrazyCat June 13, 2013, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #249234

Lucy’s pets are just horriable horriable people.

Steel Wings June 13, 2013, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #249235

Just wait…

Doctor Nuclear June 13, 2013, 7:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #249236

On the next exciting episode of Bittersweet Candy Bowl:

Tensions will rise! Suspense will be suspensier! and a new character!?! Find out tomorrow at 1pm!

Mark the Dude June 13, 2013, 7:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #249237


PauloxLucy no doubt. They just get each other. Realistically though LucyxHappiness of course. And when LucyxHappiness has run their course, “happiness” can hand Lucy over to Paulo, which can become her new happiness. B)

Yaschiri June 13, 2013, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #249238


Meaningful change in reference. Dammit. Yashy actually used Mike’s name for the first time ever, to round out what is quite possibly the most depressing page I’ve read in a while. Bloody freakin’ hell, guys.

Lance June 13, 2013, 7:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #249239

@Commander_Zero from the previous page:
regarding lily, I just hate the fact that she’s always there to prevent people from seeing lucy. first with paulo, that passed through her thanks to yashy, then twice with mike. really, she’s becoming insufferable to me.

anyway, I’m still hoping mike went to lucy anyway. as I said, he already renounced once. he won’t do it again (TAKE THAT LILY!!! AHAAHHAHAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!! yeah….).

boh... June 13, 2013, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #249241

@Yaschiri i’m glad we can agree on that XD

TheGentleman June 13, 2013, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #249245

I sort of think that Lucy in in the hospital sick, afterall she was out in the snow for a long time and late at night too. Warm fur or not it probably got soaked and she has pneumonia or a nasty flu :’<

And soon we will meet her dad.

Manda June 13, 2013, 9:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #249246


shaaa June 13, 2013, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #249247

People seem to forget that this is made like a comic.
A comic, chapters.
Meaning in the real world this would take a total of 5 seconds and each page would work find to lead up to the moment.

Sadly, this is the internet. Meaning people are impatient. What seems like it takes forever, would in fact not be very long if you read this chapter ina book, which it WILL be made into.

Secondly, while I don’t thin Lucy suicided, it is obvious something happened. I won’t deny it’s not a possibility, but unless it turns out to be true I don’t think it is.

Another thing. Mike and Lucy.
*sigh* you people never change. ‘omg mike is so bad’ ‘omg lucy is so bad’

People seem to forget their teenagers! Teenagers MAKE mistakes, like everyone else. It’s part of growing up, realising there were better ways to handle a situation, and learning from it. Stop treating the character you hate like the devil just because they made a mistake.

Ware June 13, 2013, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #249249

It can’t end like this…it can’t ._.

kaminari683 June 13, 2013, 9:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #249250

Im waiting for the boom headshot

DinR June 13, 2013, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #249251

Can we not?

Some context would be amazing. This doesn’t feel suspenseful, it was before the first four pages that didn’t give us the context we need. At this point I just feel screwed with.

Marscgm June 13, 2013, 9:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #249252

………. ;_;

Yumi June 13, 2013, 10:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #249253

Must… punch… something… aw, what the hell. Yeah, I’ll just… ._. Just have to hope this isn’t as bad as I think… It just doesn’t feel right to end this way.

Prius June 13, 2013, 10:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #249254

I understand the frustration most (if not all) of you feel towards Taeshi for not telling us what happened yet, but keep in mind that it’s gonna be in a book someday. I mean, you want that, don’t you? And you’re probably going to want to share some of your favorite lines, favorite panels of gorgeous art with your friends. Those friends might not be into BCB right now, but if they ask to borrow your copies- or even if they just decide read it online- the pacing is going to be just right. If you really can’t bear reading just one page at a time, why not set aside a time once a week (maybe on Saturday, so you get to read the Ask Roseville High post too) to sit down with a quick cup of tea or coffee and enjoy five pages at once? Taeshi is working very hard to provide quality product, and it’s a shame to see people being so impatient when she so recently increased her post frequency. Please, give her a break.

Kisekiko June 13, 2013, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #249255

._. didnt even say goodbye to her friends

tazdevil25 June 13, 2013, 11:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #249257

What’s sad is that so many people are commenting on an empty page. This page as well as the last few and the next few pages would be ONE PAGE if done by a real artist. This page should be ONE small frame in a real comic page. I’m sorry but This is being drawn out soley for filling pages in the next book that’s to be sold. Rediculous!

Jack June 13, 2013, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #249260

@Jack so what? Ever heard of a thing called fillers? I take offense to your comment (Even though i’m not the one making this comic) If you think it’s ridiculous (By the way if you’re going to use big words make sure you can spell them right.) than stop reading while you’re ahead and imagine your own ending. Everyone is an artist, do you draw? Write? play an instrument? Your an artist, maybe not professional. If you’re comparing this to a real comic book, go buy one. You actually complaining about a filler page, which builds suspense, is what’s sad.

@Kisekiko I agree.

Al3BEY June 13, 2013, 11:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #249262

@Shira Hoult
I was quoting another commenter.
I am BITF Fan :)

That was originally from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 14, 2013, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #249264

@AI3BEY When half the comic is filler it’s not suspense. And to degrade a comment based on spelling it to detract credibility to an arguement so as to make up for the lack of substance in your own arguement. Read the previous days comic comments. I’m not the only one who feals this way about the original comment.

Jack June 14, 2013, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #249266

It’s not filler and it’s not even suspense, people. I applaud Taeshi for how she’s handling this obviously very trigger-heavy topic. If you don’t get it, that’s not the author’s fault.

RandomNumber June 14, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #249268

… WTF!
I know some people are probably yelling at their monitors saying “It’s so obvious! ”
But I don’t get it.
… :c <——- i know it looks weird.

Doctor horse June 14, 2013, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #249269

@RPG Nerd
Alejandro would probably bring guns, and a lot of goons.

Second, why would Sam help Mike? Sam threatened Mike about hurting his sister, as a matter of fact Alejandro would be doing Sam a favor.

Read through the comments.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 14, 2013, 12:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #249270

More sad faces, more torn emotions, more drama, but we still don’t know what the heck exactly happened to Lucy that has everyone acting like the end of the world is upon them.
I can’t tell if something really bad happened or if these characters are just overreacting. Maybe it’s because the only time I’ve been to a hospital was to receive flu-shots. Great for everyone who presumably get what’s going on, but yet don’t explain it (you people are so funny! It’s probably because you think you know what’s going on, but aren’t for certain, so you say you know, when you really don’t).
Until it is clarified beyond the point of screaming people, icy voices, and shocked faces, it’s all just a lot of sound and color to me. Anything could’ve happened to Lucy.
In other words, I really like the coloring, especially on Yashi. The green hue of her skin and blue of her eyes really pop to me.

Blank On Purpose June 14, 2013, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #249271

For those concerned with how her pets are talking, Lucy isn’t dead, Lily just stated that “She’s going to be fine, she’ll be out in a week”

That’s pretty concrete that she isn’t deceased, but then again it could be a cover up. However Lily (From what I’ve noticed) is not one to lie.

DatHylian June 14, 2013, 12:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #249273

The only consideration that goes into the writing of this comic is “what makes for good storytelling”. It’s fair to criticise the pacing as evidence of incompetent writer(s), but to assume we’re posting these pages to pad out a book or something? That’s crazy. We could do a lot of things differently if we easy empty pages were our goal!

SuitCase June 14, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #249274

I have a feeling that BCB is ending soon. :c

Pauloisjustthatboss June 14, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #249275

Wait!? Please someone clear this up for me. Does this mean she tried to commit suicide after making out with paulo and sorta making up with mike? I thought that happend b4, and she was just moving away to get better! U mean she sorta did her goodbye then tried to kill herself!…I hate lucy now. I can’t believe how weak she is! She has so many people who care abought her even though she’s a total BITCH, and one guy, No one douchie cat didn’t give her the effection she wanted so her life is OVER as far as she’s concernd!!!! To those who think i’m being harsh, **** no i’m not, She has friends who love her, And kinda sorta pet/kid who thinks she’s her mommy! God i hope she gets better but i got no respect for her if thats the case. Selfish is what it is!….didn’t think abought her loved ones. “mike hates me i guess thats it for me.” I just….F….Realy lucy!? I have no simpithy. I’d hate for a friend of mine to kill them selves and i’d do everything i could to help them but jesus. I don’t know what else to say….Killing yourself because a douche didn’t like u is one of the most cowardly things u could do. I lost my respect for her…..Get better, get help and goodbye lucy

JustSomeCritic June 14, 2013, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #249276

*view fades out to Mike in a hospital bed with a dead pulse rate*
“What a twist”

asdf June 14, 2013, 1:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #249277

Yashy’s “Good-bye, Mike”, just broke my heart! ;_;

Subaru June 14, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #249278

Keep up the good work guys :)

Vivitv June 14, 2013, 1:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #249279

Why does it everybody think that Lucy killed herself? :/

We saw her family discussing about what was going to happen with her some pages ago (in the previous chapter I think). Why couldn’t her be sent to an institution for professionals to help her in the way she needs to then be send to start off a new life away from the cause of her distress?

Anyway, I think the only holder of the truth here is the writer and until she don’t explains what’s going on, I refuse to think in the tragic outcome.

@JustSomeCritic: I just want to clarify a few things for you.

To commit suicide or not doesn’t make a person weaker/stupid or stronger than other, and while some situations might seem to have an easy outcome for you, they aren’t that easier for others. It’s not good to judge a person by the way he/she reacts towards something that might mean a lot to them just because you wouldn’t have done that.

Then, leaving people behind (like loving friends or family) sometimes doesn’t matter at all to a person who is thinking hard about suicide. They care about ending up with the mess of emotions they have, and in their sickness, they consider the suicide as the only viable option to do so.

Anyway, I’m kinda tired of hearing that kind of things about suicidal people because it only contributes to stigmatize the people who is really suffering and need help, sometimes dissuading them on the search for help because how society will look at them.

Shark June 14, 2013, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #249280

Sometimes I think Suitcase gets really mad at the commentators. ;)

I’m glad you enjoy my sassy humor. Mike reminds me of a lot of people I severely dislike. I’m hoping he redeems himself, cause he’s batting for nil.

In real life I’m one of those girls that wants to stop people from treating each other poorly. It’s easy to be a bad guy and treat people like dirt. But depression is real. Some people just have it. When you aim to hurt someone, you should know the consequences. Lucy has a problem and she battles the shadows in her own mind everyday. And for someone to knowingly feed that kind of self-hatred after building a strong pillar of friendship… Well, let’s just say Mike is the worst type of person.

I_Love_Lucy June 14, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #249281

It really annoys me to see so many people are complaining because you didn’t read the comic or remember it from the start :nope:

musling June 14, 2013, 2:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #249282


By the way, you ever notice the double standard?

Lucy can like the pretty boy douche who is her best friend, and he friendzones her. But no she’s a bitch for being hurt over the rejection and for falling in love and for not just moving on and being just friends.

But a guy can friend a shallow girl and fall for her the same way, and she friendzones him. But he gets the right to complain to everyone ever how it’s because he was a NICE GUY, as opposed to him just moving on with his life and being okay with being just friends.

Either way the girl is a bitch. Women just can’t win in this can they? :/

I_Love_Lucy June 14, 2013, 2:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #249283


I dunno if that was directed at me, but so you know I’ve re-read the comic from the beginning a couple times. Yeah and I still think Mike is the greater villian here.

I_Love_Lucy June 14, 2013, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #249284

Sometimes I wish I didn’t care so much for this story. I love it to dang much! ;_;

BornAgain June 14, 2013, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #249285

@I_Love_Lucy why would you say that???
I wrote it because through these past 4 pages, people have been hating hating hating and complaining about everything and clearly misunderstood or forgotten the story and its plot.. I don’t direct my comments to specific people :/ that would be stupid…

And I agree with you! Mike DID start all this by his obsession with Sandy in the start of this comic, where he totally neglected Lucy Mad Lucy but so many people here don’t remember the start of the comic, which is what annoys me xD

musling June 14, 2013, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #249286

Those eyes that stare into your soul….

Kuro June 14, 2013, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #249287

Seems to me that all this has sort of helped Yashy mature in a way if she’s now starting to call Mike by his name instead of her pet name for her “father figure”.

Kind of off topic here but Yashy always made me think of the hard-core (and sometimes annoying) shippers of the BCB fandom since most of her time was done insisting that Mike was Lucy’s “husband” and making sure everyone near her knew it.

It was tragic, but I was actually sort of glad Yashy got a wakeup call to reality when Lucy told her she and Mike were never dating and Mike had a girlfriend all that time.

DeathofInk June 14, 2013, 4:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #249288

@Shark: I completly understand what your saying. I feel u got me all wrong. Well….What i ment was i think its one of the dumbest reasons to kill yourself, and i am aggravated by her actions because the poor kid doesn’t realise what she does have: Two brothers who love her to death (no pun) a mom, apparently a dad, friends, those little animals. When i read the comic i grew to love the characters, but u gotta understand i was writting that as if i was yelling at her not to do that because i love her and she’s my friend. I took it alittle far, but i love these characters and what i wrote is kinda what i’d say to her, while i’m getting the doctors and everything she needs. Tuff love. Heck i have a friend who was in a mental hospital, he lost it, and his mom and i basicaly committed him.(He’s better now and on meds)…and i told him next time u feel that horrible take a deep breath call me and man up. So far the tuff love i gave helped. (and yes i know i’m yelling at a fictional character) Heck we all got problems ( little secret abought me i’m 25, alone most of the time, struggle to get buy in southern cali. I see a theripist time to time, ive seen how other people have problem in group. Every day i try to find a way to be happy when at the end of the day iii’m kinda lonly and not happy. Heck my theripist asked me be4 y i’m still here and i just think suicide is the worst thing a person could do. What gets me by is trying my best to be happy for what i have. A brooding father who wishes i love sports, a mom who’s cold, a over acheiver sister who i bearly talk to, and 3 friends that i never c. (wow my life sucks lol) But **** it i still try to get by no matter how depressing things get, and try to laugh. (who do i pay 4 my theripy bill today? Do i pay Taeshi?) Heck i make fun of life more then anything its what gets me by. @ I_Love_Lucy: first off great name. Been there. Got over it. Male i am. Heck the funny thing for me is i acctualy get asked out alot. But when i was younger i got friend zoned. She just stopped talking to me when she met a guy. No invite to the wedding. Always said if i saw her again i wouldn’t give her the time of day but i’ve turned the other cheek and would say hello because i go to the gym everyday and am a stud 8-) What i said earlyier may have sounded pathetic but that was my point we all have problems and i pick myself up every day despite it. Heck the best revenge to an X r: Having a great bod -check and having a hotter GF. Sadly its like the song (Highschool never ends) “I still don’t have the right look, and i still have the same 3 friends, and i’m pretty much the same as i was back theeen, Highschool never ends”

JustSomeCritic June 14, 2013, 4:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #249289

I’m calling either Mike wakes up from a nightmare or this is an abrupt slap to the face turn of events.

Either way i’m interested. Proceed.

Flash June 14, 2013, 4:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #249290

I hope you okay Lucy >v<… You have lot’s of great family and friends XD

LOL, I don’t hate Mike, he’s just OK. But… pfffttt… I’m kinda don’t like him since December Chapter =v=…. Heyaa… Mike… Mike… Mike… You sir, are just…. Bwahahaha… A__A. And, no matter how Mike is gonna do from now on, I will still don’t like him =v=…. Sorry but I’m really laugh so hard for Mike XD. I’m such a horrible person muahahaha… AwA. But I ship PauloxMike AwA> lololol

I wish for everyone happiness =v=/ #exceptm**e# LOLs XD

Yu June 14, 2013, 5:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #249291

Oh, Jesus. This just oozes DRAMA.

Whinnie June 14, 2013, 5:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #249292

It’s really funny that the comic is being updated daily but the plot is moving like usual.

lel June 14, 2013, 5:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #249293

/overflowing with feels

Linkification June 14, 2013, 6:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #249295

Dammit! Why does this comic have to be so addictive?!?!

;_; WHY LUCY?! One of my friends recently tried to kill herself, and it’s just never the answer.

ANON!!! June 14, 2013, 7:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #249298


Totally unrelated to the comic, but still.

GUYS. A Somali is a cross between an Abbysenian and a long haired cat.

So Abbey+Daisy=Paulo

*mind blown*

Rouge June 14, 2013, 9:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #249300

@ANON!!! Yes it is, or at least they don’t need to care about the answer anymore. I know that sounded a bit assholeish, but I mean that I hope that they end up in a better place.

none June 14, 2013, 11:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #249301

@SuitCase aight that seems fair although good storytelling usually does not feel like getting teeth pulled but that’s what makes the comic great

TheGentleman June 14, 2013, 11:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #249304

That is true, but there is a point when the story drags out that is gets silly. I get that a chapter as a whole flows together but, we are 21 pages in and not much has happened. I get you are trying to build suspense or drama, but it is starting disinterest me.

I love “Curtain Call” one of your finest and latest works.
I love you both I do, but please tell later on chapters will be a little quicker paced.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 14, 2013, 12:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #249307

3 minutes until the new comic… damn this is suspenseful.

BornAgain June 14, 2013, 12:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #249457



Bleh June 14, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #249492


That comment

was brilliant.

Sambo June 14, 2013, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #249583


TheGentleman June 15, 2013, 10:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #249688

I really do up Mike’s not leaving that easily, I still trust that he’s a good guy.

And if he is leaving, it better not be to cling to some long-distance distance relationship instead of a close friendship that was so close to becoming whole again.

Trubeque June 16, 2013, 11:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #251561


Astrid June 27, 2013, 10:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #252788

:O Y-Y-Yashy d-d-didn’t call Mike Flea!

Shira Hoult July 8, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #276017

“Mike” Not even “Flea?”

peters February 25, 2014, 4:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #281730

I’m a bit bummed, Lucy is my favorite character and now she’s gone.

I hope she returns.

The Masterpiece May 29, 2014, 5:51 PM EST.

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