76. Leaving Home, page posted 6/28/13

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Comment ID #251615

Let it all out.

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 28, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251616

The tears.


Gabba June 28, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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Look what you did, Mike.

Someone June 28, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251618

Aww, poor Paulo. And Mike’s just sitting there like, “Dafuq?”. Either way, though, I was under the impression that he had told Lucy the night of the play. We all know he had wanted to then, and there was nothing stopping him.
Despite that, though, it looks like Mike’s decision is affecting more people than he thought. Shame it took him all that time to realize the magnitude of what he had done.
Still, now that it appears people know what happened, Mike’s still probably going to get beaten up shortly, if not by Paulo, than by literally everyone else.

Nikita June 28, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251619

I get the feeling I may need to change my name soon.

paulosawesome June 28, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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Ahh Paulo breaks down.
Now you won’t - you can’t. Huh.

Mike’s on dirt and Paulo’s on snow. Wonder what that means.
Note happy purple jagged hills in BG ^^^^^

LancelotOcelot June 28, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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Sheichii June 28, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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Poor Paulo

kami June 28, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

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LazyCharmander June 28, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

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See? Mike’s not a terrible person; he’s comforting his competition! ;D

Blastion June 28, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

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Paulo! Man, it’s not gonna be too late, she’s gonna be on a bus or something waiting…
Right?! ;_;

Meow June 28, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

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How can you be so cruel!

JupiterMan June 28, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #251627

aw poor paulo :(

XenaTheAlienChick June 28, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

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Paulo……. :(

Lily June 28, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

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Everybody’s all depressed and ****

Anon-o-mis June 28, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

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this is probably the first and only time I will say this but… that is really heartbreaking :unsure:

bankai June 28, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #251631

And now I feel so sorry for Paulo…

Geeflakes June 28, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #251632

Aww yea lets make mikexpaulo cannon

shmidny June 28, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #251633

Oh jeez, i actually feel really bad. He spent so much time working up the courage to tell her and now she’s gone.

Ink June 28, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #251634

There were many chances, Paulo. So many chances, including the stage’s back room. And now you waited too long.

ResidentEddy June 28, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #251635

oh no paulo bby

Yukay June 28, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #251636

Those first two panels…Mike is all like ‘wut’. :P
So I think Mike is going to tell him that Lucy’s still around…and in the hospital. Now just seems like the right time to come clean. Plus, it might give him a chance to start making things right. As for Paulo, I just hope that if Mike does tell him, he doesn’t try hurting him again.

Oceanus92 June 28, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

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The Paulo being happy ship just rammed into the Puslo x Lucy ship… No survivors have been reported. Actually this is Deja vu for Pualo, and once again Mile is the cause… How are they still friends??

Also To anyone who feels bad for Paulo just read some of the chapters when he has his anti cheating squad, then this kinda seems like karma

Misanthrope June 28, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

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Oh my gosh.. Everything in this comic right now is bringin’ me down. I feel so bad for them ahhh

Todd June 28, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

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Wow… well Mike dun went and ****ed it up for Paulo too.

Ckmwt June 28, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

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I hope you feel bad Mike.

Tyler Feilds. June 28, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

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unable to tell the girl he loves that he loves her…oh Paulo you poor thing. I’m starting to think he probably didn’t make out with her, possibly chickened out at that.

Amber June 28, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

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Jerkface June 28, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #251643

Maybe he was gonna say he was pregnant with Lucy’s baby.

Tyler Feilds. June 28, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

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Not hating on Mike just saying, he royally ****ed up for himself and for Paulo.

Ckmwt June 28, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

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denied. 404: could not find paulo’s love confession. :P

Whistleblower June 28, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

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I feel like I can’t even talk about how Mike and Lucy are not bad people, but it seems all people care about is there damn ships. Actin’ like Lucy is born for Paulos pleasure, and that Mike was born to ruin the world one heart at a time.

~Bat with a Cat June 28, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #251647

MikexPaulo. MikexPaulo everywhere in the comments.

Tyler Feilds. June 28, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

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Mike says that peoplew ill join him…I seriously doubt it now Mike. You are such a idiot and I think you are not going to have anyone but your imaginary girlfriend.

NiraLightshine June 28, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

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Baww. Maybe a chance for their friendship to heal, instead of implode. I’m curious to see how the dynamics of the group in general play out without her.

Hazel June 28, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

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…And then everyone bites the dust.

Katias June 28, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

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oh my god lucyyyy no…. ;_;
please tell me this isn’t happening

Landy June 28, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

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Just a thought… I wonder if Paulo is reacting so harshly also because of his mother and her leaving. Will Paulo just binge on life and become his dad? Who knows…

Hazel June 28, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

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@ ~Bat with a Cat: Welcome to the internet my friend! We all hope you enjoy your stay at the Drama Llama hotel! Don’t forget your luggage! :3

Also, am I the only one that is sorta hoping Mike and Paulo will just….hug it out in the next page or two pages from now? You know, show that they can get past this….Rivalry/Hatred the two have for each other, and show the world they do care for each other. Prove that they can be real bros…..sigh, I’m such a foolish romantic. =w=;

Zionus June 28, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

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dammit :unsure:. See what you did?

I wonder how Furious Abbey and ;_; are? Surely they are still upset and have to have some opinion about whats going down being part of the group.

Though im sure 8-D doesn’t care all that much lol

Or what :D might actually have to say if she finds anything out lol

imaginativemonster June 28, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

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He’s being over dramatic. She’s not dead or anything.

Yxela007 June 28, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

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Ahahahaha! Yesssss make Paulo suffer for his crimes… AHAHAHAHAAAA

SteakInc June 28, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

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Mike x Paulo :D

Zany June 28, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

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I feel ya.


Yaschiri June 28, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

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Now he probably does. Its about time though

Daisy and David are sympathetic for Paulo most likely

And Abby is probably upset too but merr *shurgs*

But Sandy’s reaction is going to be, well most likely not so fun for Mike at all. She’s probably going to be mad at him.

idk June 28, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

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Mm, but he doesn’t know that, does he?

Leo June 28, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

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Itsrainingbubbles June 28, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

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Arlekk June 28, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

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Poor, Paulo. :(
He’s a really passionate person, which gets him into all sorts of trouble. This was hard enough as it is, because with Jasmine we saw him really give more thought and attention to others’ feelings. He’s not an a-hole..in fact he thinks too much with his heart. He’s grown up a lot and it’s obvious. This has to hurt him beyond belief. The pain of confessing to Jasmine that he really didn’t feel for her like he does to Lucy. He mustered up the courage to try and tell her and was thwarted and now..it’s too late..Heartbreaking, really. ;_; ._.

OldLadyRen June 28, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

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Actually, I think when he said that everyone would follow him, I think Teashi’s gonna single out everyone, starting with Paulo, then Daisy, Then Abbey, Then Sue, Then David. Mike said that Paulo didn’t love her, well, Mike, you’re standing on very thin ice here. :S

Naruko June 28, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #251665

Alright Taeshi. We’ve been waiting pretty much the ENTIRE series for this.

Mike :unsure:


Paulo. 8-)

Now would be a good time, if I do say so myself.

Cassidy June 28, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

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recent events have shocked the ******* right out of him, helllloooo good old awsome mike.

Curtis June 28, 2013, 1:28 PM EST.

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:( :( ;_; *huggles*…I know the feels…I really really do. I’m a BIG Paulo fan and have been shipping for PauloxLucy for…chapters and chapters..to say the least. DEM FEELS!!!

OldLadyRen June 28, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

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Awh Paulo! My baby! I can’t, I’m just here in a glass case of emotions

GhastlyGirl June 28, 2013, 1:29 PM EST.

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Gosh darnet what happened to her?!

Mike June 28, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

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Aww Paulo I feel super sad.
I still don’t get what happened.
And just when things were getting better.

Eriell June 28, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

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Paulo in one year: (and month or two of the new year)
Dated Tess, Comforted Lucy after her Confession, Slept with Jessica and Rachel, Dated Jasmine… and went on a super day adventure with a sick Lucy…
Beginning of the next year, he makes out with Lucy and now he feels like he can’t talk to Lucy anymore or have a relationship with her.
Man, Paulo has been on a wild emotion roller coaster here lately.

Vanvoltra June 28, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

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@Arlekk I am one of Paulo fan too . And looking at him like this makes me feel real sad.

Eriell June 28, 2013, 1:33 PM EST.

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All of dem feels 8-)

Zetsumei June 28, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #251674

This doesn’t explain why he punched Mike :( out of anger?

Everyone’s breaking down in front of Mike.. Because they miss Lucy.

Who’s next?

jay June 28, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #251675

Pfft, you’re the loser Taeshi :P

Jello June 28, 2013, 1:37 PM EST.

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I really feel for Paulo, eapeciallybafter reading in Vol. 2 about how his mom left. I know a few people whoms mother chose to walk outand abandon them and their fathers at a young age and most of them have deep rooted insecurities when it cokes to women. Especially in the topic of love. Paulo may have never shown those insecurities but Lucy just up and disappearing like she had probably ripped open a lot of old issues that came with his mom walking out on his life to. Imagine how it’d feel if every woman you chose to truely love in your life always walking away and leaving you with no answers and hundreds of questions.

Isqi June 28, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

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Funny how all the emotional abuse thrown at Mike is largely ignored when he blew up in Lucy’s face.

SeigiRed June 28, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

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Poor kitty.

At least the PauloXMike shippers are happy right now.

OmegaB June 28, 2013, 1:42 PM EST.

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Midstrike June 28, 2013, 1:43 PM EST.

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I got nothing.

RPG Nerd June 28, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

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Paulo… ;_;

Chinatsu June 28, 2013, 1:46 PM EST.

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idk what to say.

MusicalChairs June 28, 2013, 1:49 PM EST.

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Finally some form of friendship shown, my hearts dying over here :unsure:

Dave June 28, 2013, 1:52 PM EST.

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I think it’s obvi why he punched Mike, actually. I mean, he was treating Lucy so cruelly, everyone saw…

I really feel for Paulo here, anyhow. He never got to confess his feelings for Lucy and now she’s beyond his reach. :(!

Grimbold June 28, 2013, 1:53 PM EST.

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Mine was too.

Until I read Taeshi’s comment underneath the page.

Bluecaptain June 28, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

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why not tell her paulo and see how she reacts? if she really DOES care about you then distance will mean nothing, kinda like what mike has going on… however seeing as this has no drama or angst involved i do not think it will turn out like that. ehh, wither way 8-D

Whistleblower June 28, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

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Paulo seems very easily swept up into his own emotions, easily controlled by them. It shows passion and heart, but also shows….recklessness? Lack of control? No Forethought? I dunno, being on a rant for no god damn good reason other than “Oh look, Paulo is an emotional wreck right now!”

And also, this has probably been established already, many MANY times over, but I guess I’ll say my piece on Mike: Mike I do not believe is a bad person at heart. However, he becomes short-sighted and just enraptured in this…Love for Sandy that he can’t see what he is doing to people before its too late. That Loyalty and Passion for her conflicted with the obvious emotions he does have for Lucy, which led to her being the main target to lash out his frustrations. It only got worse as Sandy, who obviously received a one-sided point of view of Mike and Lucy’s relationship, expressed her worry for Mike’s well-being and said the magic words “I don’t like this girl.” What? My Princess (Sandy) doesn’t like this woman!? (Lucy) TO THE DUNGEONS WITH HER, NOTHING SHALL UPSET MY PRINCESS!! This whole thing really is Mike being unable to balance or settle his emotions for two girls he obviously loves and cares alot for. But which one does he actually….LOVE…and which one does he care deeply for. Loyal to a fault, he desperately tried to persuade his heart that he loved Sandy, and that in-turn bred this false hatred for Lucy, taking all her abuse over the years (Something that he, in the past, tolerated and actually may have enjoyed because he understood that she was just that way, nothing malicious behind it, and in the past he was definitely happy. I do not condone abuse though. :I) and exaggerated it to make her out to be a monster in his own heart. Only now has he realized the folly of his actions (wow, folly? Look at me and mah big words, herp) and is in turmoil once again with his own heart.

Not sure why im ranting…just wanted to I guess. But I definitely hope that through all the turmoil and hurt these loveable characters have put each other through, they can grow past it and create stronger bonds. Whether it be Love or friendship or whatever, I honestly hope in the end there will be a minimal amount of animosity between everyone. I don’t like seeing friends hate each other.

Zionus June 28, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.

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All I can think of right now is:



oo June 28, 2013, 2:02 PM EST.

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Funny how you look at things & situations out of context.

styx June 28, 2013, 2:03 PM EST.

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OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDD Furious Abbey (I look at other people commenting all this deep shtuff and I sit here and cry about my inability to be smart.)

Poor Paulo… “Hahah what a loser”
Taeshi, you make me laugh at the most inappropriate times. But that’s ok. #^_^#
Mikey goes “pat, pat”. Aw, Mikey.

(Just kidding. Enjoy your weekend away from us crazy people!) :)

Sashimi June 28, 2013, 2:04 PM EST.

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Mike and Paulo, I think it is time for you 2 to hug each other and let your feelings out for a bit. Cry, hug, and maybe do something else too :-* ;)

Come on Mike, be a cool bro and take your buddy to go see Lucy or at least comfort him in his time of need.

supertails19 June 28, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

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@Supertails19: “Hugs for everyone! Come ‘ere!” Gives everyone in the comments a hug

Zionus June 28, 2013, 2:11 PM EST.

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How about they forget about the Lucy drama and just get together? 8-D

sailorspaz June 28, 2013, 2:12 PM EST.

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Oh god
right it the feels

Almere June 28, 2013, 2:16 PM EST.

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Man, I love this guy. In a totally platonic way, I assure you. ;) Couldn’t take Paulo away from Lucy. But I think this comic officially sinks the good ship “SS PauloxLucy.” :(
And for the first time since before “December,” I genuinely like Mike again. Which means I may just jump to the MikexLucy camp now. I feel like that’s a legitimate choice again.
That’s right, bro.
Cry it out.
Oh well. It’ll be worth it. :)

Fangskin June 28, 2013, 2:19 PM EST.

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o damn

meh June 28, 2013, 2:20 PM EST.

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Can I get a hug? My last week has been horrible… Pweezz? T~T
~ Good job Taeshi!! This comic is amazing!! Ayame Kyrino ( A.K.A. Jamie Karim or Momiji.)

Momiji June 28, 2013, 2:26 PM EST.

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Ugh! Why can’t there be like, three Lucy’s??? I want her to be with Paulo, AND Mike, AND Augustus! I can’t make up my mind!!!! Mad Lucy

Kbam June 28, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.

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@Momiji: “Only cause you asked nicely, bunny person thing.” OwO Hugs (that is a bunny thing right? :I)

Zionus June 28, 2013, 2:29 PM EST.

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“Mike I do not believe is a bad person at heart. However, he becomes short-sighted and just enraptured in this…Love for Sandy that he can’t see what he is doing to people before its too late”

You just hit the bullseye
Also I wouldn’t call Mike’s feelings for Sandy ‘love’, but rather strong lust, based on the way he reacts regarding it.

styx June 28, 2013, 2:32 PM EST.

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But people after the anti-cheating squad mike was actually thankful so saying this is karma for that isn’t right, because that turned into a good thing. Mike was glad to no longer be harassed by the entire school >.>

SirSynx June 28, 2013, 2:37 PM EST.

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It’s absurd that Mike gets blamed for everything. It’s really absurd. I don’t feel bad for Paulo at all.

Teashi June 28, 2013, 2:46 PM EST.

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@Styx: I can definitely see where you are coming from, one may consider Mike’s affection for Sandy simply something…mental. A fantasy, that constant yearning for something better, something unattainable. People may consider their relationship as BF and GF as something superficial, that the two only believe they have, simply because they have had little to no contact beyond phone calls and letters, except for that one time they met in person. And also the love is kind of cliche: The best friend who moved away a long time ago, and now you have the chance to start things over again with them, sounds like something out of a storybook.

However, I do believe that Mike’s affections are that and also he really does care for her. They were friends, best friends, spent alot of time together younger, and this time apart simply made each other yearn for the other more. They shared alot of fond memories and don’t want that to fade, neither of them I believe. I really do believe the two care for each other beyond that sort of….fantasy aspect.

And while on the topic of Sandy, the reason I feel Mike is so ENAMORED with Sandy is because she’s…perfect. No bad memories, never fought, always cared for each other. She was paradise. When with her, nothing was wrong, Mike was in bliss. With Lucy, they had their share of good and bad, their ups and downs, and trudged through it all as good friends. In a way, in my eyes, Sandy could be a Paradise, an ideal image, while Lucy is reality. If you had to choose, which would you rather be in: Utter (Ignorant) bliss, or in cold harsh reality, where you will feel both pain and joy. Look at me being all philosophical about a bunch of teenage cat people and their problems. Lol, I’m weird. :D

Zionus June 28, 2013, 2:49 PM EST.

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In retrospect, I do think Lily - the normally rational, sensible chick - was behaving like just as much of a near-sighted, immature child as the rest of the cast regarding this whole mess. You’d think with how adult and wise she’s been in the past she might actually be able to figure that mayyyybe Mike was under a fair bit of repressed stress and anger when he yelled at Lucy, and wsn’t thinking about the sheer magnitude of the effect his words would have.

But nope. I guess even the most even-minded and intelligent people turn into gibbering tits when their caretakers are in the hospital.

StushiJaguar June 28, 2013, 2:51 PM EST.

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@StushiJaguar: I really got stop commenting, im taking over this place. O_O But what I think of Lily’s decision…..yes. She may have been in the wrong. She pretty much blamed Mike for this and told him to go away. She was nice about it, said her goodbyes, but was ultimately saying “Mike, this is what you wanted all along. Why do you care? You should leave…now, we don’t want you here anymore.” She dismissed his feelings, believing that his worry over Lucy’s safety wasn’t genuine. And why should she? She was the one that had to watch lucy descend into depression and loneliness, she was one of the few people who could pick up the pieces if anyone, she was the one left with a heartbroken Lucy to take care of. Yashy and Chirpy were there, sure, but Lily was the more…motherly of them all, the more sagey one. And like a mother, she didn’t wanna see Lucy hurt anymore. So, she turned him away, because she felt he would only bring harm. I don’t think she was right, but I understand how she feels.

Zionus June 28, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

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Heyy June 28, 2013, 3:06 PM EST.

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Where are the tissues. WHERE ARE THE ****ING TISSUES ;_;

Furball June 28, 2013, 3:12 PM EST.

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I really need to stop looking at these comments. People still seem to think Mike has no feelings for the situation whatsoever……. :/

MonsieurWTF June 28, 2013, 3:27 PM EST.

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Aww this is so… Wait a moment… Why the **** don’t we know what happened to Lucy yet????? I refuse to be emotionally reached until we know the freaking cause of all this

Misanthrope June 28, 2013, 3:34 PM EST.

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Can we put a star next to Tae’s comment?

Ace June 28, 2013, 3:36 PM EST.

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I agree with Misanthrope. I was already worried of being the only one who didn’t get what the heck happened to Lucy and why and when.

Random Guy June 28, 2013, 3:36 PM EST.

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The feels are everywhere!

Aquaczaz June 28, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.

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I like how so many people are hateing on Paulo just because they dont know exactly whats happened to Lucy yet, you forget that all Paulo knows is that her room is empty and she is gone. So in a way he probably just thinks he’ll never see her again..

Flashpelt1 June 28, 2013, 3:52 PM EST.

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Seriously though what’s happening to Lucy?

Rioo June 28, 2013, 3:54 PM EST.

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Also panel 3 with its separated speech bubbles, characteristic Paulo “gonna”, and somehow especially broken expression (I think it’s in the mouth) is heartbreaking.

I am really touched by Mike’s behavior here. I like this calm, sympathetic, and contemplative side of him.

Hazel June 28, 2013, 4:06 PM EST.

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I don’t blame Paulo for breaking down. He’s always had a soft spot for Lucy, but for this to happen after he gave up what he had with Jasmine and was just about to finally let Lucy in on his real feelings… it probably broke the poor kid. I hope Mike is finally starting to realize he didn’t only hurt Lucy by his actions, he caused a bad domino effect. I suspect this isn’t the only repercussion we’ll be seeing.

Lumi June 28, 2013, 4:08 PM EST.

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…mikexlucy forever

Dragnite June 28, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.

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ohhhkay…. i feel all mixed up now.
first i blew up my house in minecraft with a TNT trap gone wrong, ragequited.
then went to finish my ”the last of us” that ending….why…
then went to checkout bcb.
now i feel happy, exited, dissapointed, and sad.
screw emotional rollercosters i now have a headache.

g-haze June 28, 2013, 4:13 PM EST.

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Waitaminute…is Lucy dead? :question:

Astrid555.1 June 28, 2013, 4:17 PM EST.

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“tell her what?”

“that I’m pregnant! D:

“oh :L”

lol June 28, 2013, 4:21 PM EST.

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I dont fkin know, why you cant tell her your feelings. Actually this could be a good moment to do it. Take adventage of the circumstances…. :P

Othoniel June 28, 2013, 4:21 PM EST.

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MrDude June 28, 2013, 4:22 PM EST.

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@ Astrid555.1 No, Lily stated in the last chapter that she would be released within a week.

I really don't know June 28, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

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Lie down
try not to cry
cry a lot

blehblehbleh! June 28, 2013, 4:24 PM EST.

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I ship them

Milkfruit June 28, 2013, 4:48 PM EST.

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Really. Getting a lot of yaoi vibes from the second to last panel there. Poor Paulo, wish it was Mike crying.

Sanitarium June 28, 2013, 4:53 PM EST.

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I hate seeing Paulo all sad like this, poor baby :(. I’m guessing we’ll be seeing a lot more people who are sad about Lucy leaving in this chap

Subaru June 28, 2013, 4:59 PM EST.

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OMG, YES! MikexPaulo means…. AugustusxLucy….. YAY! I SHIP THEM BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3 :love: But this was sad and Paulo had me in tears!!!!!!!! ;_;

DaveKar June 28, 2013, 5:10 PM EST.

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And all the Lucy x Paulo fans die. ;_;

Sparkel June 28, 2013, 5:49 PM EST.

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and all Lucy fans died a million times. ;_; I was hoping that it would end as Mike x Lucy. Furious Abbey And Paulo is such a cry baby, someone go get the diapers. :P

samantha June 28, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.

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@Taeshi: boys who cry are not losers. Get some gender equal-rights here! *Rawr*

Zarylo June 28, 2013, 6:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #251741

Jesus ****ing Christ! Lay off the guy! Mad Lucy
The person he loves tried to commit SUICIDE!
That is a perfectly legitimate reason to cry regardless of gender.

Paola June 28, 2013, 6:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #251742


eagle June 28, 2013, 6:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #251743

Calm Mike is calming Paulo.

HongKat June 28, 2013, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #251745

Well, I was hoping for a fight to where mike proceeds to plant his foot firmly in Paulo’s ***, and if he didn’t tell lucy he loved her during the play, then he may have been to busy sucking faces with her (I believe she knew whatever happened to her would happen so she was like, “F*** it! live it up”) so he blew it. My MikexLucy ship may have sunk, but im on the life boat so there is still some hope.

Btw mike… your a good bro, but kick his a** later for me

Pinecone June 28, 2013, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #251746

Mad Lucy I think the entire cast of Bittersweet should smack Mike with a rolled up newspaper.

…poor Paulo ;_;

Theredwriter June 28, 2013, 7:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #251747

I’m not so sure there was a suicide attempt. There could have been but for some reason it doesn’t add up. Why would her room be completely empty if she just tried to kill herself? She could have just decided to move away to another family member’s house. I mean, as a parent I don’t think I’d be chucking my girl’s belongings out the door if she heaven forbid tried to do anything like that….yes, I’m that old. I have a kid and I still read this. Leave me alone….

Theredwriter June 28, 2013, 7:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #251748

No seriously, what the **** happened?

Zaukodar June 28, 2013, 7:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #251749

I wonder if everyone turns against him, what if even Daisy. I hope Mike finds Lucy again, why she was in hospital still mystery.

Wittmann June 28, 2013, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #251750

And I’m just sitting here going;
damn :x
them position takeshi
postitions. 8-)

LucyDucy June 28, 2013, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #251751

Tiny mountains

Furansuka June 28, 2013, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #251752

Why is he a “Loser”??
what do you mean with that????

Jonathan June 28, 2013, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #251753

Taeshi means Paulo being crushed by the loss of a person he became emotionally attached to despite their obvious dependence on Mike and apparent inability to reciprocate the emotions he felt AND his inability to express his lOve despite already having had 2 rather successful relationships where he expressed his love is somewhat PATHETIC (hesitation is the facilitator of genocide)

Misanthrope June 28, 2013, 9:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #251754

feeeeeeeeeels D:

Caroline June 28, 2013, 9:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #251755

I never liked Paulo. And I still don’t. I never understood why he was so popular. He’s a jerk. When he was younger all he would ever do was harass girls, including Lucy. Now I’m suppose to feel sorry for him because one of the three girls he “loves” won’t be in contact anymore? Sure he has shown some goodness inside him before, but in the end he always finds a way to contradict it. Honestly I think Mike deserves her more, but I’ll save that reasoning for a different page. (Keep up the amazing work Taeshi.)

BornAgain June 28, 2013, 9:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #251756

Now kiss.

Mike looks so uke in the last panel… owo. Aww, poor Paulo~ I’ll have Mike make you some pancakes.

Solaris June 28, 2013, 9:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #251757

I can’t wait for more of this chapter! The drama! :love:

HappyChick June 28, 2013, 9:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #251759

All of these kids.
They… well, they’re kinda selfish.
I LOVE Paulo, but did he consider Lucy in his tears or just…himself? That HE can’t tell HER… But I guess he’s admitting that she wouldn’t be ready and he’s crying for the loss of that?
And then Mike. Selfishly taking advantage of his best friend to make her feel terrible.
But Lucy…she kinda grew out of that, she used to hit Mike to make herself feel better, but stopped when she realized it made him angry.

silveryogurt June 28, 2013, 10:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #251761

Wow…just…wow. Mikey boy is gonna have to bring on damage control that must be nothing short of LEGENDARY if he’s gonna fix this. :unsure:

kaminari683 June 28, 2013, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #251762

@BornAgain: I am baaaaack! Why am I commenting again? Oh yeah, boredom, and I like to talk. Maybe spark some conversations up here. :3 but whatever.

Paulo….I personally have mixed feelings on him. Overall I think he’s cool, but you are right, he is a major douche sometimes, especially to Mike. Mostly I think its jealousy cause back in the day (day being Middle School) Mike was Mr.Popular for reasons Paulo could not understand why. As we saw in….well I can’t bring up chapter names, but when he first entered the same school as Mike and Lucy and every one else, he was a pretty sweet guy, shy and stuff. He was adorable, and started to develop feelings for Lucy. However, unable to act on it because hesitation and junk, the next year I believe, he was taught by some thug at school that to woo a girl, you have to be super Macho. Desperate, he took that teaching and tried it on Lucy, and failed. Normally people would think “Well, maybe I shouldn’t try that again.” But that was the only way he learned to speak to girls, and that attitude was reinforced because when he tried it with other girls, it worked. So perhaps the thought that crossed his mind is “Well, maybe if I keep up the cool tough guy act, Lucy will come around. I mean, it worked with other girls, so maybe….” So he kept up that act, and it basically became who he was by the end: a mask hiding this shy little kid too afraid to show his true feelings.

Now I am not to say that Paulo isn’t without virtue: he is loyal, a good friend, and very passionate. Has done many things in the past for others. But it always gets overshadowed by his jerky attitude, an image he has built up over time that was reinforced because he got friends and he was able to meet girls with this attitude. He has definitely grown from it, but old habits die hard, you know?

Zionus June 28, 2013, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #251763

@Zionus: Paulo’s tough guy act has brought him a lot of good times and bad times, but it has been there for years. It works perfectly on girls that like the big macho guy, but not so well on sweeties like Daisy or girls that would rather have the nice guy like Lucy. He did manage to start to get closer to Lucy when he wasn’t letting his 8th grade self out as much, but then the disaster known as Back and Forth came along and all that trust that Paulo started to build up was torn down by his own foolish actions to keep the memory of 8th grade Paulo alive. Lucy was finally starting to open up to Paulo and you know what he does? He sleeps with two girls he barely even knows because his hubris and David. :/

I agree with you with Paulo being a good kid at heart, but he made a few too many mistakes. Not telling Lucy that he loved her when he had the chance is a very recent one. Paulo has to find a way to make up for them eventually or he’ll never be with the girl he loves. Hmm, I think that previous line works for a lot of the males(in the comic) at this point… not all of them, but definitely a few.

Oh, and Zionus don’t worry about the quantity of your comments. You don’t even have ten yet and I have been known to post around 15 in an update. All that really matters is the quality of your comments and so far they have been interesting and insightful. :)

supertails19 June 28, 2013, 11:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #251764

YES. BEHOLD THE DARK SADNESS YOU’VE BROUGHT UPON YOUR FRIENDS. And make it better, because deep down you’re a good person Mike! Mad Lucy

Trubeque June 28, 2013, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #251765

@supertails19: Agreed on all parts. In a way, I feel like yours is a better explanation of what I was trying to say. He did start trying to shed that old mentality of his, that 8th grade version of him, and it was slowly working, but like you said, the “Back and Forth” fiasco destroyed any faith that Lucy had in him. And you are right, he has made a lot of mistakes just like the rest of the class, one of them being not telling Lucy how he felt, especially that moment during “Curtain Call” when they made out (Supposedly, I assume they did.) I mean, I would have kinda noticed that Lucy wasn’t normal then, but then I have reader’s perspective so I don’t matter. What matters is he had the chance, and he blew it by stuttering over his words and then running out after getting all flustered and stuff.

Big theme I like about this comic, not sure if true or not, but its really alot about growing up and making mistakes to learn from them. Lots of Romance involved as well as other topics, but the whole deal is growing, learning, and of course tasty drama. X3

Anyways, summary: Paulo is a good kid, but really needs to get his **** together, gather the courage and tell Lucy how he feels. Whether he is rejected or not, I don’t care, but atleast he will be a better person about it instead of staying silent all his life and asking “Why, why didn’t I tell her!?” Also, cut down on the tough guy act. I see it only as a defense mechanism to get attention: a tried and true one, but its not who you are inside.

Oh my god thank you! :D I feel so much better now. I was worried people were thinking “Tch, who is this jerkwad. Got alot of free time huh, making big ole comments and acting all smart and ****. Pfff, **** off">********.” I get that way with alot of places, whether it be forums, chat groups, or comments. I don’t remember if I have ever commented on BCB before. I started now cause I thought I should try voicing my opinions a bit.

Zionus June 28, 2013, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #251766

Lucy doesn’t belong with anyone. Paulo for one, constantly harassed her and then continued to go between lovers which devalued any true feeling he had for her. Mike, despite knowing her attachment issues, would only show affection for her if some ‘better’ (Sandy) wasn’t in the picture. He tosses her aside and gets annoyed with her as soon as he decides he wants Sandy again. So after all the crap their relationship goes through, Lucy decides she’s going to do her best to be happy for him and what’s his response? Says that she is worthless and no one would be with her if it weren’t for him because she is a terrible person. Reminding people that this is the same girl that WILLINGLY let herself get molested and beat up for her friends after Mike got them into trouble. He then leaves her to happily tell his mum about his date with no remorse for what he’s done. He didn’t even consider saying sorry until Sandy told him he should. There’s a million more things I could say about how these two treated other girls as well. They’re both **** and deserve no one.

Reader June 28, 2013, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #251767

Actions have consequences… For everyone… … I’m feeling rather sad for Paulo at the moment.

Allsmiles June 28, 2013, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #251768

@Reader: Totally respect your opinions, and maybe Lucy is better off with someone other than these two. Personally, I am a MikeXLucy fan, but only because I loved it when they were friends back in the day and can barely see it as anyone else. But you are right, Paulo harassed Lucy like the Womanizer he became (right word?) and Mike was a complete ******* to her because he wanted to stay faithful to Sandy.

I also wanna say though that perhaps judgement on your part…may be too harsh? These are teenagers, running around in a whirlwind of emotions and hormones and junk. For some, the Teenage years were easy (like me, but I am a bit less social than most). For others, its hell, as it is for these children. And thats what makes them and this comic so great, cause we get to watch them **** up and learn from their mistakes and hopefully grow for the better. I kinda find it annoying when people just absolutely despise Mike or hate Paulo or hate whoever. Like guys, these are kids. You can get annoyed, you can get angry, hell I get angry at what my little brother sometimes for the **** he does. But come on, think about it: these are children who are not sure what to do, who they want or what they want, and are struggling. Enjoy the comic, but cut them some slack on their mistakes. :3

Zionus June 28, 2013, 11:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #251770

I like Mike’s face on panel 2.
I think it accurately reflects how most readers feel about just what exactly it is that happened to Lucy.
What did she do, move to California or something?

Blank On Purpose June 29, 2013, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #251771

(growling through his teeth) JUST…ANSWER…THE…QUESTION…DID…SHE…DIE!!!?

I'll Eat Yourself June 29, 2013, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #251772

@Blank On Purpose Yes, she moved to California and had to go to the emergency room to prepare, it was so tragic that Mike went through mental trauma and came out of it realizing the truth despite not wanting anything to do with her and probably WANTING her to move before that point, and they have no way of contacting her via Facebook or any other internet social website that I am sure at least one of them might have access to considering Mike has a freaking iphone so there has to be internet communication between the group at some point even if it isn’t shown yet.

I'll Eat Yourself June 29, 2013, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #251773

@Misanthrope ohhh Ty

Jonathan June 29, 2013, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #251775

Showin’ a lot of emotion there Mike.

Linkification June 29, 2013, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #251776

Wait I just realized this is the second time he’s had a guy crying at his feet |D

Linkification June 29, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #251777

I have A question am I the only one who blames a lot of this on lily?… I’ll be confused if I am.

jex June 29, 2013, 1:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #251778

good job mike. you seem to have a real way with people. lucy is in the hospital. presumably because of you. paulo is now in tears and has hit you. because of you. jordan is in shambles blaming, that’s right. you. congrats, you do a wonderful job of making things warm and fuzzy. you butt. hopefully you now see the full scope of how much you’ve messed everything up.

by the way, paulo really needs a hug right about now. i hope mike can grow a pair (of arms that is, pervs.) and start the fixing with that.

King_Crimson June 29, 2013, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #251780

Though Mike and Lucy have both done crappy things to each other, Lucy’s hospitalization is not totally the result of one person’s actions. Depression can be brought on by situations sometimes, but it also is ingrained in that person as part of their personality. Maybe that has some influence here

Emilly June 29, 2013, 2:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #251783

So is anyone wondering why Lucy is in the hospital or are we content with blaming Mike? Also XD @Taeshi

Ragglefraggle June 29, 2013, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #251785

actually, from a neutral point of view .. lucy wanted to be friendly with him, but really she knew that mike did not want to talk to her, was quite absurd and selfish for not being able to let it go. Mad Lucy And mike really did not think what he said, but wanted to think of Sandy, which is fine for a point that is his girlfriend. :unsure:

Remember that a problem are two … :/

Kha'zix(?) June 29, 2013, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #251786

@Anybody Asking about Lucy: Calm down and please pay attention to this little conversation Mike and Lily had.

Mike: “What happened to Lucy?!”
Lily: “It’s nothing for you to worry about now.”
Mike: “Is she okay?”
Lily: “She’ll be fine. They say she’ll be out in a week.”

From Chapter 75: Breaking Up page 19 if any of you needs proof. I don’t know why, what reason would I have to ever lie to any of you? http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c75/p19.html

@I’ll Eat Yourself: Quit growling. You should already know that the answer is no.

supertails19 June 29, 2013, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #251787

@Ragglefraggle: Several people have already decided it was a suicide attempt because it would be very easy for her… well she has sharp claws after all. Although, others(like me) have decided she would not intentionally do something like that and it could have been one of many other alternates: Malnutrition(She hasn’t been eating well enough), an accident(whether it was from a car or while cleaning out her room or something else) and some even mentioned Alejandro and his gang since they kind of have a grudge against Lucy and Mike. There were others but I’m too tired to look them up at the moment. It’s kind of late over here… sorry :(. Night-Night.

supertails19 June 29, 2013, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #251788

Confusing,but still better love story than Twilight

DrDominiguez June 29, 2013, 5:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #251789

Just to add to this shipping nonsense; I think Lucy really doesn’t deserve anyone.
Although, this may just because I hate her and her damned attitude towards everything.
Love all the other characters though; haha.

:/ June 29, 2013, 5:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #251790

Poor Paulo, suddenly crying and sh-. Kidding. Too bad though, we still don’t know what happened~! Could it be…. Alejandro?! Whatever happened, trust that Lucy will still be alive and everything will be okay. What happened with Augustus though? :/

Anonymousx101 June 29, 2013, 7:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #251791

Everyone needs to stop hating on poor Lucy, like yeah she was supposedly mean and abusive to poor Michael, but he was her first love, she didn’t know how to show affections besides grade school bullying. She doesn’t know how to show her affections and the fact that her supposed best friend sandy took him away for her made her very resentful. I understand everything she has done up to this point, Michael should feel bad he did nothing to try and understand her all he cared about is Sandy.

Alexis June 29, 2013, 7:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #251792

Gotta admit i never thought id c paulo cry infront of mike. However punching him in the face completly makes up for it. Paulo shows again and again his pashion for lucy. Yes he was a pig to begin with but he couldnt show his other side, do to not wanting to look like a *****. Cat. I believe he realy realy wanted to be lucy’s BF, and he is down right devistated. I never thought pauloxlucy would work in the beggining because i figured mike lucy would take over, but hell i think paulo is perfect to keep lucy well and check, and on her damn meds that hopfully she was persribed. Interesting annoff Paulo has a soft spot for daisy so i wonder whats in Pualos future. 4 girls r mad there not with him, jazz, racheal, tess, jess???? Jess??? Lesbian cop out. Just 3 Paulo.

JustSomeCritic June 29, 2013, 8:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #251793

On the question of “WHAT HAPPENED TO LUCY?! D:” This has totally been said many times over, but I would personally suggest everyone calm down. I know its a huge plot thing, everyone wants to know what happened to their favorite/most hated/ most neutral character in the series who is also a Protagonist, but all will be answered in time. There is no use running around, demanding the author to tell you what happened, and getting annoyed that it hasn’t been revealed yet: Its all part of the flow of the story and its to keep us in suspense. All you WILL need to know is she will be out of the hospital soon and will be fine……though most likely moving so yeah…there is that….

Also, I am betting my money that she had an accident while packing things up, thats why her room is a mess. I mean, I would kinda find it a very awkward suicide attempt if your whole room is a mess as a cause of it. If I wanted to commit suicide (which I don’t, don’t worry about me.) I wouldn’t end up thrashing around and making a big ruckus about it, wouldn’t want anyone running up and stopping me. Though I could see the mess if she botched it up, staggering everywhere if she cut her wrist or something.

anyhoo, no stressing over “Omg, wat happen to luce”, you will learn in time, at the author’s pace. As how all webcomics go. And Im betting my money on an accident, like maybe that lampost fell down on her head or something. Or Malnutrition, she got into a state like she did when she was sick and she had that Radical adventure with Paulo (tried for a Bill and Ted references, did I do good?). She became like that, staggered around in a haze, knocked **** over, and fell to the floor. Family hear ruckus, see Lucy, and rush to hospital.

Zionus June 29, 2013, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #251794

Now kiss, Mike and Paulo. :P

~Bat with a Cat June 29, 2013, 10:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #251795

@~Bat with a Cat: “Yes!! Its what all the fangirls want! And some Fanboys too, to be honest. :I Now KISS~! We are gonna make millions off these photos!” Holds his camera up.

Zionus June 29, 2013, 10:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #251796

I still don’t understand what happen!

Adela555 June 29, 2013, 10:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #251797

@alexis what everyone need to do (but can’t) is stop takeing sides its not truely anyone person (or cat/dogs?) Fault alot of the original charecters are partialy to blame. paulo with his anti-cheater squad (even though it was funny) and his act (not compleatly his own fault). Mike for takeing the anti-cheating squad so seriosly and turning his guilt into anger (everyone likes to have someone to blame) at lucy. Sandy for inadvertantly (hope I used that right) encorageing this in mike even though she got only a few of the facts and makeing an opinion of lucy without even meating her. Lucy for relying a bit to mutch on mike(not compleatly her fault). And lily for stoping mike from apologizeing (without all the facts) back at the first time he tried. The list gos on but you get the point a lot of charecters are to blame for this not just one.
Not that I’m mutch better on the sideing thing since I’m leaning sorto’ve towards blameing lily and leaning towards lucys side. Anyway rant over now I can rest my thums from typeing this out on my phone.

jex June 29, 2013, 10:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #251798

@Mike. Now is the time to beat the living sense into Paulo the hard way, with a 2x4.

RPG Nerd June 29, 2013, 11:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #251799

NOOOO ;__;!!!

echo June 29, 2013, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #251802

1rst: Paulo isnt a loser he cares about lucy…i….fell bad for him ._. ;_; Damn it Mike!!

Dell125 June 29, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #251807

Huh, I always knew Paulo was mostly all talk and no real action but I never thought he’d be this bad.

Death of Ink June 29, 2013, 2:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #251808

Paulo should have knocked him a few times before wussing out.

HAHAHAHA! Mike feels awkward. XD

KitKatMuffin June 29, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #251809

BAHAHAHA Tae that’s horrible! XD
Aw, Paulo I just want to hug you. ;~;

Shi-chan June 29, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #251810

its ok paulo! at least you are not a replacment because the girl you love war harshly rejected by the guy she ACTUALY likes! …. wait …. D: yeah.. about that..

Whistleblower June 29, 2013, 3:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #251811

@Bat with a Cat

Fight fight fight! Kiss kiss.

OmegaB June 29, 2013, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251813

see, only Tae could say that and we still love her. If anyone else, no. Paulo and his feelings.

Timni June 29, 2013, 5:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #251815

So sad ._.

Tabitha June 29, 2013, 6:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #251816


arcaine June 29, 2013, 8:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #251817


tetsa zangetsu June 29, 2013, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #251818

So I basically just read through the whole last ‘Section’, mainly being December to here. This is basically what I’ve come up with.

Lucy is definitely showing signs of depression, to be honest I’d be surprised if she didn’t have it. She’s probably had it for a long time and it just decided to show more after the blowout with Mike. She hid in her room and showed less enthusiasm with stuff she used to like doing (i.e singing to her pets).

I’m not entirely sure what she did, though. Tae has a no death policy so suicide is ruled off (plus who kills off the main protagonist -besides J.K wat-), and I highly doubt Lucy would attempt anyway. Whatever happened though, Lucy was sure of it happening. In Curtain Call she basically fixed ties with everyone and gave everyone good final memories; Paulo with the make-out, Sue with the compliment and smile, Mike with the reassurance of starting over.

If my theory with Lucy and depression is right you can get hospitalized if its that bad. That would answer why Jordan is so scared and why she’s in the hospital in the first place. Why her room is cleared? I have no idea.

But those are just my thoughts. Jury’s still out until someone in her family explains it or if everyone can visit her in the hospital.

GhastlyGirl June 29, 2013, 9:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #251819

Damn…Paulo’s really feeling it here :(

Chocothunda June 29, 2013, 9:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #251821

Aaaaaaand here come the feels ;_;

ihaveaname? June 29, 2013, 9:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #251822

Poor Paulo… :( But still…
He got to make out with Lucy!! XD
Or so it seems… :unsure:

Mikika Hatari June 29, 2013, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #251824

And now Mike knows that it wasn’t just a fling. The only (sort of) reason he had to be mad at Lucy is gone.

Patrick June 29, 2013, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #251826

so sad,
started reading 3 days ago i think i might be ODing on drama :p

Eric June 29, 2013, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #251827

Damn Taeshi even i think that was a little mean…
I mean really, who would subject Mike to this blathering.
Oh wait…
Well Paulo, this will learn you to not be a tramp.
Or it will compound you and make it the only thing your capable of.
Or a random third thing.
I hope he gets her :(

Rawrz June 30, 2013, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #251828

Mike, you saved me the horror of PauloxLucy. Thanks.
BUUUUT, you also appear to have ruined MikexLucy. Jerk.

Little June 30, 2013, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #251829

Where the fahk are they? Switzerland? Seems fitting with all the mountains in the background, and the snow, and that tree just screams, “Hey, look at me, I’m Swedish!”

Keema Lana June 30, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #251831

That caption… that caption… oh my god, what a wonderful captions.

Anon June 30, 2013, 1:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #251832

In all seriousness, this isn’t Mike’s fault any more than it is Paulo’s, Jasmine’s, Abby’s, etc. etc.

Lucy made the decision to do…whatever it is that she did.

Personal responsibility is a good thing, folks. D:

Gryph June 30, 2013, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #251833

Lucy died. The end.

SomeGuy June 30, 2013, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #251835

I don’t think Lucy committed suicide. I think her family put her in the psych ward temporarily because of a fear that she would hurt herself over what Mike did. She was pretty depressed if you remember.

I also believe that she’s being forced to move in with her father and away from the town for her own safety. I’m pretty sure the family knows SOMETHING happened between her and the group of friends. They just don’t know who’s responsible for it.

FlameWolf June 30, 2013, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #251836

Well, you broke my heart! *flips table*

But really, you should probably stop now and explain yourself taeshi. Please… Please?

Doctor horse June 30, 2013, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #251837

It literally took me only three days of on and off reading to complete this whole story up to this point. Funny enough I too have SSD like Lucy (for those who don’t know it stands for Single Sided Deafness). I have really felt a deep connection to the characters’ struggle to deal with her own emotions and innermost conflicts…
Brilliant storywriting. I wish the authour the very best!

FuzzyRight June 30, 2013, 3:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #251838

I’m really confused. :unsure:

RedCetla June 30, 2013, 4:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #251839


amethyst June 30, 2013, 5:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #251841

Damn it Paulo! You were suppose to yell at Mike and tell us what you know , but nooooo now we have to wait longer you jerk. That’s a great way to treat your fan base. Weakling.

Lunacy June 30, 2013, 6:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #251842

Good gpi, man… Ever hear of cell phones? Or home phones? Or Skype? Or anything? Even a hand written letter would work, why are you flipping a tit?

Dave Strider June 30, 2013, 7:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #251843

8-) I have read this web comic from the beginning time and time again. Though this is the first time I’ve commented I’ve had nothing but good thoughts about this comic. :love: This story is great and just getten better.
There is just one thong I want to know….. D: WHAT HAPPENED TO LUCY!?

Maschman June 30, 2013, 8:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #251844

Paulo has been my favorite character since I first started reading this comic and he was first introduced.

He is bold and yet he is also very rational.

I think I can glimpse of why he’s saying what he said here.

Paulo is wired up to think about his self-interest, but he’s also wired up to be able to see what’s in other peoples’ self-interest too, I think.

If Lucy tried to commit suicide or something, like has been implied so far, then there’s two possibilities I can see for what Paulo said.

Either he knows Lucy is in a moment of weakness and knows that it couldn’t possibly be meaningful if he took her in such a moment, and he knows that he has to let her get strong again.

Or, he takes such pride in himself that he couldn’t allow himself to get into a relationship with someone who has sunk that low. Though I don’t think this one is very likely because he’s known about Lucy’s dependent tendencies all along and has still loved her and supported her.

Amaroq June 30, 2013, 9:10 AM EST.

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Is Lucy Preggers? xD I still remember the Pregnancy test. It could’ve been wrong! :unsure: Or is she dieing? She moving? GAH! D:

Random June 30, 2013, 10:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #251848

@Random The pregnancy test was in Another Path, and was just Paulo thinking of what might have happened if he HAD taken advantage of Lucy’s distress. Also if she was preggers, it would have shown a lot sooner then now., as it’s been quite a while (several months at least) since that chapter.. On the question of what happened, we all simply don’t know. The extent that we know of is that Lucy is in the Emergency wing, will live and will be released in about a week. The most popular theory is that she attempted suicide, but I for one find it unlikely, as Mike finally came to her and asked if she’d like to try and start over, which she responded ‘That’d be nice’. While her smile still gives me the ‘Oh **** that’s creepy’ feeling, I think it’s because she had decided prior to the play to do whatever her family was trying to decide to do with her. Personal theories are board school, live with relatives or even her father. I remember at some point hearing about him being somewhere else working, but not entirely sure.

As for all the cargo ships trying to jam past each other in this little stream, I highly doubt MikexPaulo, as these 2 characters are obviously straight. So sorry, but that ship didn’t even float when it was first made for me. As for MikexLucy, the iceberg for that one has a giant ‘Sandy’ carver into it, as well as the amount of damage to Lucy and, to a lesser extent, Mike.. As for my personal favorite shipping, LucyxPaulo, I have to admit that one caught fire, but hasn’t sunk quite yet. While he has finally broke through his confusing mess of emotions to realize how he really felt for Lucy. However, from both Mike’s words from December and Paulo’s womanizing nature and idiotic actions, as well as the fact he was dating Jasmine (And remember, it doesn’t seem that Paulo has gotten to speak with Lucy yet, so she likely doesn’t know about their break-up.), she likely still believes what Mike said, that he was just a rebound that doesn’t love her.

Venorik June 30, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #251850

@Keema Lana

I found youre coment verry enjoyable but the sweds dont live in switserland :p the swis do :p

Eric June 30, 2013, 2:57 PM EST.

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Hamsterzrule June 30, 2013, 4:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251862

@Hamsterzrule: Paulo finally decided that Lucy was the one he wanted back in Ten Seconds to Midnight. He was finally going to tell her that he loved her in Curtain Call, but Lucy asked him if he wanted to make out and he did that instead of saying how much he loved Lucy. Now Lucy has reached a low point in her depression where she has to be hospitalized(it could have been an accident so I won’t rule that out).

Point is that Lucy is now in the hospital and on top of that, she will be leaving Roseville soon(all of Lucy’s stuff has been cleared out of her room :(). Oh, and by soon I mean in a week when Lucy leaves the hospital. Paulo doesn’t know that Lucy is in the hospital yet, but he does know that Lucy is pretty much gone at this point.

Paulo is upset that he was never able to tell her his true feeling. Paulo’s had a crush on Lucy since middle school, he’s had daydreams about her(Another Path being his best daydream by far 8-)) and even felt strong enough to try breaking up with Jasmine(they are technically broken up right now, but I doubt that anyone else, besides Daisy, knows about it).

Ask yourself this: How would you feel if your crush disappeared and you were never able to tell them how you feel? I’d be devastated. Uhh, sorry if I caused any bad memories for anyone :(.

supertails19 June 30, 2013, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #251865

P-Paulo w-what h-h-happened? D-d-d-did Lucy d-d-d-DIE?! ;_;

Shira Hoult June 30, 2013, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #251866

Finally Mike realizes all that stuff is his fault

RylanWearingABowtie June 30, 2013, 6:41 PM EST.

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Lollipop June 30, 2013, 8:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #251868

Just one thing, Mike’s head in the last panel seems a little too big for his body but otherwise, OMG LUCY ARE YOU OK!??!!??!?! Oh god seeing Paulo cry makes me want to cry… ;(

Lindsay June 30, 2013, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #251869

:unsure: I’m going to go build a barn to make myself feel manly again :x

Innocent Bystander June 30, 2013, 10:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #251870

The more I reread the older works the more I want things to go back to the way they were. I miss Mike and Lucy actually caring for each other. Really, I just miss them TALKING to each other. Does she even like Mike anymore? I know that he feels some guilt, but maybe not as much as we’d like to think. I just need something that re-inspires a little hope for them. Or am I doomed to sink with my ship?

BornAgain June 30, 2013, 10:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #251871

So, I recently started reading BCB (around 2-3 days ago) and I read it from the very start to here. I love the story line, and the characters are unforgettable. :love:

That being said, I hope that Mike and Lucy end up together. I find myself in the mindset of Yashy, that those two belong together and not with anyone else. :)

This recent arc has me shedding a few many tears every now and then because I don’t want anything to happen to Lucy, I want her to end up with mike. That being said, I don’t like seeing Paulo hurt (which is strange, he started out as once of my least favorite characters but he has recently grown on me.) 8-)

I honestly don’t know how I’ll react if Lucy has to leave everyone, that concept hasn’t fully dawned on me. Here’s to hoping she’ll be okay, she has to be. For Mike, and Paulo, and Yashy, and the rest of them that depend on her. ;_;

I’m feeling more teenage angst from reading these comics than I felt as a teenager

That Guy June 30, 2013, 10:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #251872

I don’t want her to be with mike, he was an ******* and broke her heart, I want her to go with Paulo, he’s become really sweet and a lot sweeter on her. 8-)

Cupcake June 30, 2013, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #251873

They (Mike and Lucy) have been through hell together, I see them possibly working everything out and being together.
I don’t hate the concept of PauloxLucy, but i’ll always ship Mike and Lucy

That Guy June 30, 2013, 11:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #251874

Well… maybe she didn’t commit suicide malnutrition can be associated with depression as is a weakened immune system. Those two combined would most likely send someone to the hospital or it could be caused by the chemical imbalance from the depression, her body might not be handling that well. There are a good many things that could have caused the hospital trip and only one is true. It could be caused by any number of the sleep issues from depression(oversleep, under sleep and insomnia) or the stress from the issues at hand could have ruptured her appendix. God and Taeshi only know what happened so why keep torturing ourselves with guesses?

Ckmwt July 1, 2013, 1:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #251875

Mike you little ****. Because of you, Paulo will never be able to tell Lucy how he feels!

Garvelle July 1, 2013, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #251880

Mike : Paulo (height) = 65 : 75 = 160 : 185 (cm)

HongKat July 1, 2013, 5:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #251882

Hah, what a ******

Hicks July 1, 2013, 6:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #251883

why are we all picking on paulo now XP?

Anima July 1, 2013, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #251884

Lol, indeed a losser! xd

Ever July 1, 2013, 9:03 AM EST.

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Q Q more paulo

naAr July 1, 2013, 9:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #251886

Ok, this is ok. I can forgive Paulo for the punch, he’s hurting just as much. It’s no longer one guy breaking another guy who’s already broken, it’s two broken guys looking for help.

ChiefSlaya July 1, 2013, 9:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #251887

I love Paulo, I really do. One of my favorite characters by far. But wow he’s been reduced to a nervous, blubbering pile of tears in the last few chapters. It’s amazing how fast someone can change sometimes.
Of course this isn’t a negative comment, just pointing out how much he’s changed. He used to have such a “tough guy” attitude and that facade has all but been shattered at this point.
It’s part of the reason I read this though. The characters grow and change so much.

Mister-Saturn July 1, 2013, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #251888

Epic weekend cliffhanger. But the new page is almost upon us!

Kyuubi July 1, 2013, 10:38 AM EST.

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Isqi: Thats interesting I never thought about it that way but it makes a lot of sense.

I still don’t get how everyone is blaming mike for sinking the Paulo X Lucy ship. As others have pointed out he did a much better job o that himself! He honestly didn’t need Mikes help at ruining that one, and Mike is pretty much innocent here Paulo did that all on his own. I mean come on, you make out with someone back stage but you can’t tell them how you feel first?!?! ARRRRRRRGHHH I”m a PxL shipper but geez paulo makes me just wanna grab him a shake him really hard sometimes, pull yourself together man!! Honestly I doubt they could even work at this point theirs just so much negativity between them :(

Sammy July 1, 2013, 11:45 AM EST.

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Dunno ‘bout you guys, but I liked it better without the words.

Retrospect July 1, 2013, 8:25 PM EST.

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This page kinda shattered my heart. Not to mention broke my mind. It’s kind of weird seeing Paulo just completely break down like this. Plus, the fact that he went to Mike to, no doubt, beat the crap out of him, and then ended up crying his heart out to him… It just really hits home that this situation pretty much just sucks. My personal bias of Paulo being my favorite character is probably a major influence, but I think this page really represents just how broken he’s feeling. And it does make the reader hurt.

Great job crushing my heart. :’D

Hunter July 2, 2013, 12:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #254900

Man, he’s broken…

ThomasTheLuckyGamer July 25, 2013, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #292127

How to rekt your manliness :
Step 1 : Look carefully at this image
Step 2 : Dig in to feel the feels
Step 37 : Cry
Step 420 : Resistance is futile

xXx420BlazeItxXx January 7, 2015, 6:01 AM EST.

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