Happy Hour — Page 37
Default skyscraper ad

Author commentary

Veronica: yeah i’m just gonna stand over here.

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!

We’ll send a link to the comics you missed, straight away.

Reader comments

Default rectangle ad

Comment ID #269089

Foreboding snow!

Googlegwn December 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #269090

That last panel says it all.

Hawz December 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #269091

I guess Mike doesn’t feel like celebrating.

Keyblade Dragon December 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #269092

oh mike

Dragobir December 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #269093

Happiness for everyone! Except you mike. You don’t get to be happy.

Kindle_kat December 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #269094

What’s the matter mike?

randomdice December 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #269095

Eeeee! Happy birthday Rachel! ; u ;
Poor mike…he looks so sad…

Cinnabun December 3, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #269096

Oh mike

Crazy cud December 3, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #269097

The guilt is too much

BabyCakes1 December 3, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #269098


MoonlightAroraa December 3, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #269099

I wonder where the final panel is going?

SnowyPaint December 3, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #269100

What’s up with the bottom half? Was that intentional or was there no time to finish it?

Twiggy December 3, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #269101

Does anyone still remeber that gng sworing revenge against the group? Was that retconned because I thought we’d be talkng about something that important that will be a future arc?

Bunshin December 3, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #269102

…and just now I thought that the best gift Paulo could give to her would be a kiss.

Nikary December 3, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269103

i kinda like Rachel’s’s friends…. hope we see more of them.

Rachel looks extra beautiful in the third panel

kiki December 3, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269104


Shani96 December 3, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269105


dog December 3, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269106

Wait…are they the ONLY drunk ones at this party?! Daaaang, I so didn’t notice before.

I wondered where Jessica went to after a while…

Zone December 3, 2013, 1:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269108

There’s always some pocket of drama at a party. Can’t be helped.

Ellie December 3, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #269109

@Zone Probably somewhere contemplating about Lucy maybe, or in a worse case scenario, is attempting to commit suicide. But I highly doubt the latter part though.

Twiggy December 3, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #269110

The rest of them are used to holding their beer, this is most of our casts 1st time actually drinking

Alfavhunter December 3, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #269111

I get the feeling we’re traveling to someone else’s point of view

another Anon December 3, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #269112

what the hell is it now mike,no no realy what bothering you know!?

void December 3, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #269113

._. mike you poor soul…

mikedawn December 3, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #269114

*sad sad glum glum*
Also.. Flashback time? POV change? I guess only time will tell.

Gabba December 3, 2013, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #269116

Abbey be like ‘how did the atmosphere change so quickly?’

Vega December 3, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #269117

Well, I’m pretty sure the bottom part was intentional… maybe a transition to another scene or probably to help so that Mike’s thoughts are elsewhere… a place that’s as cold and lonely as being outside in the snow.

So there’s Jessica, she’s been doing a very good job disappearing at certain parts of this chapter. Probably because she’s not into all this drama as much as Rachel.

Hmm, I just had a weird thought… maybe we’ll see what Jordan and his family are up to right now. That’d be nice.

I wonder where Mike’s thoughts will lead him.

supertails19 December 3, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #269118

Mike, don’t worry! At least you don’t need to expect one abusive cat stalking you :D

EvilKitty3 December 3, 2013, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #269119

@Bunshin i remember, and no i don’t think it was discontinued, i think taeshi still plan on making it a future arc, at least i believe so……. i mean why else would Augustus had confronted Lucy otherwise in pillow talk? he was trying to get on her good side so he could get some info off her and unintentionally formed a friendship,sorta, with her. i mean he did stop her from what he believe to be a suicide attempt……gosh i ship those two so hard…..

kiki December 3, 2013, 1:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #269120

Question: What happened to Tess? :question:

Blebop December 3, 2013, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #269121


Mr-Hero-Bio December 3, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #269122

@blebop Tess graduated from the school, and more then likely left for either college or work or something I doubt she’ll return ever

carcinoGeneticist December 3, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #269123

I guess Mike is full of guilt and is now starting to torture himself by not being with his self and not trying to be happy ._.. I hope you get yourself together Mike. You can still redeem yourself. You know how.

This is just a theory though

Go MikexLucy :P

I wonder what Rachel wished for :question:

Jonas97face December 3, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #269124

I wonder whats going to happen now.

starfighter105 December 3, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #269125

Hm. Looks like Mike’s feeling the same rejection he promised Lucy. I’m not a Mike hater, but… ha. Irony.

It’s probably more self-imposed than anything else. Hopefully he won’t turn into a mopey attention seeker wallowing in his misery when he sobers up.

Zott December 3, 2013, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #269126

That last panel, “BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN!?”

Blank On Purpose December 3, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #269127

I’ve been sitting here for years waiting for a happy ending that always seems to be right around the corner. Why do you have to mess with my emotions so much!!!

Radio sphere December 3, 2013, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #269128

You know, looking at this page it looks like Mike isn’t any better than Lucy in the friends cycle, feeling like not really fit in and is more an outcast himself.

By the way, totally love the new club members comic XD

EvilKitty3 December 3, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #269129

Rachel has a Pacman mouth in panel 2 XD

Jonas97face December 3, 2013, 1:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #269130

not another wish for Lucy… :/

JayLime December 3, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #269131

lol mike what’s wrong now. don’t tell me you are the attention ***** many people say you are. come onnn

I hope he’s having a flashback.

boh... December 3, 2013, 1:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #269132

Too Lucy.

Eko December 3, 2013, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #269133


@Blank_On_Purpose: Either Lucy’s back, or either Sandy or Augustus will get the spotlight, but what can sky really tell us?

@Googlegwn: Calm sky isn’t nearly as foreboding as snow in December.

@JayLime: Not wish, assumption.

Hawz December 3, 2013, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #269134

Well, at least Rachel has SOME friends that don’t lug around their issues for everyone to see. Seriously, how did nobody else notice all that?

Daeva December 3, 2013, 1:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #269135

aw man i cant see it :(

lol December 3, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #269136

Wow. That is one really pretty page..!!!! :O
Other than that, i hope they get to solve this problem concerning Mike and Lucy soon. Sure, the way Mike acted was way over the top, but really, he’s just an awkward, confused, stressed teen. And Lucy is like that too.
Mike really shouldn’t be seperated from his friends because of that, i hope that everything can be talked out. But then, there wouldn’t be any drama right? And were would the fun be then? ;) :P

Clementine December 3, 2013, 1:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #269137

Abbey’s face is like: wait a minute… how all changed from a celebration to a confesionary and then to a celebration again so quick? =_=

eagle December 3, 2013, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #269138


High school kids don’t graduate during December…
maybe she’s not invited to Rachel’s party because so far as we know, all the seniors/junior still hate Tess. Rachel and Jessica tolerate her now but I doubt they’d openly invite her to anything (though they did go to Tess’ party just two months ago)

another Anon December 3, 2013, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #269139

@lol: Stare longer young grasshopper…

Hawz December 3, 2013, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #269140

Everything was fine, and they were all happily celebrating Rachel’s birthday, bar Mike. But then, everything promised to change when the foreboding clouds of depression nation/panel attacked.

Oceanus92 December 3, 2013, 2:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #269143

I adore that blue eyed gal. (Rach’s friedn) She’s pretty! Also, the bottom half is colored like the background of the page, so it looks like if there was no more page, but in relity it’s just clouds.

Solaris December 3, 2013, 3:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #269144

Stop giving us story arcs that end in Mike contemplating how he screwed up while he cries the pain away and start giving us story arcs where he actually DOES SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

I'll Eat Yourself December 3, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #269145

My thoughts: Huh… something’s weird with the first and second panels. …..Ohhhhhhh there’s no drunk bubbles. Weird.

Can I just say how pretty Rachel’s eyes look in the third panel? And just her face in general. Like, geez. I don’t like her actions all that much, but you can see the love she gets from all her other friends here. She has to be a pretty kind soul for that.

Mike clearly has clouds on his mind. Why your thoughts so cloudy Mike? Lucy raining on your parade? Better call the weatherman, we see a storm approaching. Looking like no chance for any pretty rainbows, either.

Hazel December 3, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #269146

Mikey, I’m sure that if you put on a fez, you would feel better. Since fezzes are cool, it might help you cool it a bit.

Kat Smith December 3, 2013, 4:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #269147

I love the first panel! Very beautiful.

taNi December 3, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #269148

Mike, nooooo. :(
I’m here for you. Everything’s gonna be okay. :)

Gate-senpai December 3, 2013, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #269149

Everyone’s talkin’ about Mike, but look at Abbey! ._.

DemonCatLover December 3, 2013, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #269151

I noticed that up where it says “Page # (this many pages still to come)”
that there’s no longer 6 more pages coming… there’s 9! Story change? :D

The Nameless One December 3, 2013, 4:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #269152

And Mike has just left the party. At least that’s what I think with ALL that snow in the last panel. Unless its zeroing in on someone else, but my vote goes to Mike leaving the party, because he didn’t look like he was in a festive mood anymore. I wouldn’t be either if everyone knew I did something bad.

Subaru December 3, 2013, 4:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #269153

@Hawz ok rofl and best response ever but what i mean is that the update the image will not load properly and half of it is plain grey :(

lol December 3, 2013, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269154

Is that last panel supposed to be clouds? I honestly thought at first glace that Taeshi just spilled water color all over the bottom part of the page.

dontworryboutit December 3, 2013, 5:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #269155

I love how Dave is so tall you never see his whole face 8-)

Midstrike December 3, 2013, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #269156

Yes, so the shame corner where you belong.

OmegaB December 3, 2013, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #269157

Ohmygosh! I love Rachel’s eyes in the third panel! :3 they are so pretty!

sonicWhip December 3, 2013, 5:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #269158

I can almost hear the, “I don’t think I deserve to be here with these people” from Mike.

Delnoa December 3, 2013, 5:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #269159

I hope Mike doesn’t leave the party. He might go home, into a corner in his room and cry. He might go thinking that he had no friends, that he is a horrible friend (what he did to Lucy was horrible but she was also a little mean to mike) and the only thing he had was Sandy. Then again. He might feel that he doesn’t deserve Sandy. Might get some suicidal thoughts. Wanting to suicide just to justify what he did to Lucy D:.

This is just a theory about if Mike leaves the party.

Another theory about if he leaves the party. He might go sit by the tree where he sometimes hung out with Lucy and start thinking about all the wonderful times he had with Lucy. This is also just a theory :D

I hope you don’t leave the party Mike. What you need at the moment is support from your friends. Then you should try and apoligize (don’t know how to write that, at least not in English) to Lucy ;).

Jonas97face December 3, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #269160

i hope she wished for something good to happen… pfffft, who am i kidding. it’s bittersweet candy bowl X3

Pyro December 3, 2013, 6:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #269161


Kbmulloy December 3, 2013, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #269162

Non story related comment. It would be really great if I could navigate the pages with my arrow keys rather than having to manually click. I think it would make the website a lot more user friendly.

superfragger December 3, 2013, 6:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #269163

Pretty page! I’m really liking the look of Rachel’s blue eyed friend~

I like how Daisy can say insensitive things around her boyfriend and then minutes later act like nothing happened, obliviously joyful =_= Great acting Daisy… I don’t think Abbey will quite get past what she said to Mike and it might affect their relationship later.
Transitioning to snow in the last panel? I wonder if we’ll see a glimpse of Lucy..

Tickled December 3, 2013, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #269164

Yay! Rachel isn’t all depressed like the others! I’m glad, it’s her birthday after all.
I love how her (and Daisy!) are drawn in the third panel :love:

Sambo December 3, 2013, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #269165

Let’s summerize it all with what MIKE THINKS:

[Oh that Lucy. Why’d she have to love me? I can’t love her, for I would lose Sandy! That would be bad. She knows that right? But she just keeps clinging! I better tell her “no”.

So: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c51/p13.html happens, it’s alright? no.

Next day, she just starts crying and complaining! What did she expect? Then everyone got mad at me, she made me look like the villan! That sucked. So Lucy sucks. DIE LUCY I HATE YOU! JUST GO AWAY!

Oh, she actually went away. Well, she deserved it! She always was a jerk! Well, there were some times when she was nice. Yea she good on the inside. I, um, loved her once…I do kinda miss her…maybe I shoulda been a little better…Guh…] END :unsure:

I think Lucy was a little too clingy, but I also think Mike should have avoided breaking her. YOU BOTH ARE AT FAULT! :P SUCKERS!

Ammonite December 3, 2013, 6:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #269166

I’m gonna jump in with the “what’s up with the bottom of the page” crowd. There’s clearly the start of a panel there but no panel. Like the scan got cut off.

buchanen_neket December 3, 2013, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #269167

Excellent. A panel dedicated for snow. OMG THIS IS AMAZE-BALLS

I think a simple shot of the party from the outside with Mike walking out would have been better. :)

Lickit&stickit December 3, 2013, 7:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #269168

I also second that the blue-eyed girl is very cute. She looks less like a filler and more like she ought to be a main character.

Lickit&stickit December 3, 2013, 7:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #269169

Everyone forgets and forgives (for now) in favor of celebrating. Everyone but Mike :unsure:

Chabli December 3, 2013, 8:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #269170

I just wanted to say… that Rachel looks adorable in this page! I LOVE that first panel! So very cute.

Isher December 3, 2013, 8:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #269171

Dang, Rachel. Your birthday was so full of dramaaaaa… but you’re still happy. Enough of the angst for once. It’s time for Rachel to celebrate— and, might I add, Jessica looks so beautiful in the second panel. I don’t know. I just do— then again, I ALWAYS find Jessica beautiful. XD //shot

But Mike, poor Mike. I mean, he’s a douche, but he doesn’t really deserve— aw, heck, who am I kidding. He DOES deserve the guilt, because he’s the one who went over-the-top with his anger, but he’s not perfect, and neither is Lucy. They brought it upon themselves, and the only way for them to move past the things that have promptly made Disaster Dominoes slightly canon is for them to either reconcile their relationship, or forget it all together. Lucy was violent, yes, but that was the only way she could show affection, especially to Mike. Mike accepted it all, and was actually quite fine with it until Sandy came back into his life, and suddenly his feelings for Sandy re-ignited (or maybe it never truly left him) and he grew less tolerant of Lucy’s behavior.

I solidly ship Mike and Lucy, but I LOVE Sandy. I used to hate her, but when she was finally introduced in the fashion show— she was just so likable and nice and welcoming that I just CAN’T. I want Mike and Lucy to end up together, but I want Sandy to have a happy ending as well.

And what happens to Paulo? TESS. For a while, when he was with Tess, even David noticed that Paulo wasn’t as flirty with the girls. Paulo seemed more grounded. Tess keeps him grounded, and I personally think she’s exactly what he needs. I just hope we get to see more of her. No hate!

XXX December 3, 2013, 9:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #269172

Ammonite understands. It is not just one’s fault. Any tension between two people is almost always some form of opposition, which almost always makes both at fault.
Try walking in Mike’s skin for a bit, Mike-Haters. Same with anyone else who thinks a character is completely insane. Except David.
No one hates David.

Obsidian December 3, 2013, 9:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #269173

Clearly Mike is too drunk to walk.

The Real Lee December 3, 2013, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #269174

:T where’s the happy birthday song?
i’l sing it.

Xanopt1con December 3, 2013, 9:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #269175

Aww, Mike cmon! Join in the party! Woooooooo! 8-D
It’s not like you’re drunk and had an emotional revelation, right?
rrrrrrrriiiiiiiight? 8-)

Allright December 3, 2013, 10:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #269176

i bet Rachel wished for Paulo to be her boyfriend… :P 8-)

foreveryoung5 December 3, 2013, 10:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #269177

Never mind; I figured it out. I was being stupid. :unsure:

Marissa December 3, 2013, 10:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #269178


I think that’s what everyone’s trying to figure out. Some think it’s snow, thus a cutaway from the party to another scene. I personally think something went wrong with the scan or the upload. That looks like what you get when you scan a used blank sheet of paper. The light from the scanner creating shadows on the wrinkles. So maybe Taeshi “cut” that panel out to finish it or to rework it.

Edit: NVM, found out what’s up. It’s supposed to be the sky, so I guess it is a cutaway.

buchanen_neket December 3, 2013, 11:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #269179

I’ve got a lot of new-found respect for Rachel. She’s shown to be caring, supportive, understanding, and very capable of living in the moment and enjoying life, despite whatever else is going on.

You go, girl. :P

Gentleman Faun December 3, 2013, 11:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #269180

White out verses Black out?
So things maybe more positive now… that’s the cat is out of the bag?

Vanvoltra December 3, 2013, 11:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #269182

I think it’s cool the way she made the clouds. o.o

-.- December 4, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #269183


GooltheFool December 4, 2013, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #269185

Then, the “Midnight Visitor” took place…

HongKat December 4, 2013, 3:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #269186

“Lucy” by Skillet seems appropriate.

Xelin December 4, 2013, 4:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #269187

Mike just needs to get over things, preferably by murdering Lucy with a claw hammer to the face and destroying the remains in an acid bath. Sandy needs some lovin.

Rowboat Girlyman December 4, 2013, 4:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #269188

i thought the last panel didnt load on the itouch. XD
refreshed it a few times to notice that it was actualy part of the page. :P

well…im guesing the last panel is snow. :3

g-haze December 4, 2013, 5:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #269217

Wow @RowboatGirlyman I’m for sandy X mike myself but that’s dark

FXMaster December 4, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #269240

This guy gets it.

Eli December 4, 2013, 2:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #269270

That is severely messed up and I really truly cannot believe that someone would actually say something like that.

Kat Smith December 4, 2013, 6:35 PM EST.

Default skyscraper ad

Talk about this page!


Use this short URL in your Tweets:


Or use the form below:



Tag your Tumblr posts with:

#bittersweet candy bowl

Or use the form below:



Post to BCB’s official page:

Or share to your timeline:


(You could also join us on Discord!)

Join the BCB Discord server

We’ll look for your comments and highlight our favorites on the homepage.

Default leaderboard ad

© 2006–2018 Lovely Sunny, LLC. Created by Veronica Vera and Oliver Bareham. RSS (pages) RSS (chapters) Privacy policy