History TearJerker / BittersweetCandyBowl

24th Jul '17 11:13:02 PM lalaTKG
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* The splintering of the main group of friends. Before the Acapulco arc, the main clique used to be a rather tight-knit group of friends (especially the main protagonists Lucy and Mike), and despite all of the vitriol that they give each other, always had each others' backs, even willing to risk their lives to save each other when in dangerous perils. Come Sophomore year, the circle of friends slowly corrodes as internal grudges and bottled-up emotions rise and {{Love Triangle}}s come forward. The absolute destruction of Mike and Lucy's friendship (with the latter being PutOnABus) was a very critical hit to the group's stability, and even when Lucy came back in Chapter 95, the situation did not get any better. Makes it even more tragic when you realize that every single member of the group is guilty of doing something that unwittingly shatters not only their individual friendships with one another, but their entire TrueCompanions group as a whole.

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* The splintering of the main group of friends. Before the Acapulco arc, the main clique used to be a rather tight-knit group of friends (especially the main protagonists Lucy and Mike), and despite all of the vitriol that they give each other, always had each others' backs, even willing to risk their lives to save each other when in dangerous perils. Come Sophomore year, the circle of friends slowly corrodes as internal grudges and bottled-up emotions rise and {{Love Triangle}}s come forward. The absolute destruction of Mike and Lucy's friendship (with the latter being PutOnABus) was a very critical hit to the group's stability, and even when Lucy [[spoiler:Lucy came back back]] in Chapter 95, the situation did not get any better. Makes it even more tragic when you realize that every single member of the group is guilty of doing something that unwittingly shatters not only their individual friendships with one another, but their entire TrueCompanions group as a whole.
10th Jul '17 11:19:29 AM lalaTKG
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* Paulo's chances with [[spoiler:Lucy]] sink hard during Chapter 97. Even though he feels like she didn't use him, [[spoiler:Lucy]] tries to bet into his head that the pair was ''never'' going to happen, and their one moment was an act of desperation.

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* Paulo's chances with [[spoiler:Lucy]] sink hard during Chapter 97. Even though he feels like she didn't use him, [[spoiler:Lucy]] tries to bet beat into his head that the pair was ''never'' going to happen, and their one moment was an act of desperation.desperation.
--> '''Paulo:''' I want off this shitty ride.
8th Jul '17 6:07:23 PM lalaTKG
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** Even in the light-hearted moments there's still a bit of sadness. As Mike's facing the last opponent in dodgeball, he can't quite shake off all of the [[spoiler:violent antics Lucy did to him]].

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** Even in the light-hearted moments there's still a bit of sadness. As Mike's facing the last opponent in dodgeball, he can't quite shake off all of the [[spoiler:violent antics Lucy did to him]].him]].
* Paulo's chances with [[spoiler:Lucy]] sink hard during Chapter 97. Even though he feels like she didn't use him, [[spoiler:Lucy]] tries to bet into his head that the pair was ''never'' going to happen, and their one moment was an act of desperation.
13th May '17 3:27:00 PM lalaTKG
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* The splintering of the main group of friends. Before the Acapulco arc, the main clique used to be a rather tight-knit group of friends (especially the main protagonists Lucy and Mike), and despite all of the vitriol that they give each other, always had each others' backs, even willing to risk their lives to save each other when in dangerous perils. Come Sophomore year, the circle of friends slowly corrodes as internal grudges and bottled-up emotions rise and LoveTriangles come forward. The absolute destruction of Mike and Lucy's friendship (with the latter being PutOnABus) was a very critical hit to the group's stability, and even when Lucy came back in Chapter 95, the situation did not get any better. Makes it even more tragic when you realize that every single member of the group is guilty of doing something that unwittingly shatters not only their individual friendships with one another, but their entire TrueCompanions group as a whole.

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* The splintering of the main group of friends. Before the Acapulco arc, the main clique used to be a rather tight-knit group of friends (especially the main protagonists Lucy and Mike), and despite all of the vitriol that they give each other, always had each others' backs, even willing to risk their lives to save each other when in dangerous perils. Come Sophomore year, the circle of friends slowly corrodes as internal grudges and bottled-up emotions rise and LoveTriangles {{Love Triangle}}s come forward. The absolute destruction of Mike and Lucy's friendship (with the latter being PutOnABus) was a very critical hit to the group's stability, and even when Lucy came back in Chapter 95, the situation did not get any better. Makes it even more tragic when you realize that every single member of the group is guilty of doing something that unwittingly shatters not only their individual friendships with one another, but their entire TrueCompanions group as a whole.



** Even in the light-hearted moments there's still a bit of sadness. As he's facing the last opponent in dodgeball, he can't quite shake off all of the [[spoiler:violent antics Lucy did to him]].

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** Even in the light-hearted moments there's still a bit of sadness. As he's Mike's facing the last opponent in dodgeball, he can't quite shake off all of the [[spoiler:violent antics Lucy did to him]].
13th May '17 3:26:03 PM lalaTKG
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* The splintering of the main group of friends. Before the Acapulco arc, the main clique used to be a rather tight-knit group of friends (especially the main protagonists Lucy and Mike), and despite all of the vitriol that they give each other, always had each others' backs, even willing to risk their lives to save each other when in dangerous perils. Come Sophomore year, the circle of friends slowly corrodes as internal grudges and bottled-up emotions rise and LoveTriangles come forward. The absolute destruction of Mike and Lucy's friendship (with the latter being PutOnABus) was a very critical hit to the group's stability, and even when Lucy came back in Chapter 95, the situation did not get any better. Makes it even more tragic when you realize that every single member of the group is guilty of doing something that unwittingly shatters not only their individual friendships with one another, but their entire TrueCompanions group as a whole.

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* The splintering of the main group of friends. Before the Acapulco arc, the main clique used to be a rather tight-knit group of friends (especially the main protagonists Lucy and Mike), and despite all of the vitriol that they give each other, always had each others' backs, even willing to risk their lives to save each other when in dangerous perils. Come Sophomore year, the circle of friends slowly corrodes as internal grudges and bottled-up emotions rise and LoveTriangles come forward. The absolute destruction of Mike and Lucy's friendship (with the latter being PutOnABus) was a very critical hit to the group's stability, and even when Lucy came back in Chapter 95, the situation did not get any better. Makes it even more tragic when you realize that every single member of the group is guilty of doing something that unwittingly shatters not only their individual friendships with one another, but their entire TrueCompanions group as a whole.whole.
* [[spoiler:Chapter 95 has us see Lucy's suicide attempt in gruesome, heartrending fashion. She decides to jump off a building after we're treated to a few pages of her self-loathing internal monologue. And we see her jump too... and watch her not only survive the attempt, but also ''realize'' she survived, is bleeding out, and can barely move. It's a good thing Augustus came when he did...]]
* Chapter 96 doesn't stop the pain train for anyone. While it's more reasonably light-hearted, the end of it has Mike get [[LaserGuidedKarma exactly what's coming to him]] from [[spoiler:Lucy]]. With Mike pussyfooting around so much, it should have been a glorious moment, but the end and the intermission, where all the guilt culminates in him and he breaks down in tears, feels otherwise.
** Even in the light-hearted moments there's still a bit of sadness. As he's facing the last opponent in dodgeball, he can't quite shake off all of the [[spoiler:violent antics Lucy did to him]].
17th Apr '17 11:45:00 AM darklord2216
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* What is happening to the main group of friends as a whole after Volume 2 starts! Before the Acapulco arc, the main clique used to be a rather tight-knit group of friends (especially the main protagonists Lucy and Mike), and despite all of the vitriol that they haven each other, always had each others' backs, even willing to risk their lives to save each other when in dangerous perils. Come Sophomore year, the circle of friends now gradually begins to corrode as internal grudges and bottled-up emotions rise and LoveTriangles come forward. The absolute destruction of Mike and Lucy's friendship (with the latter being PutOnABus) was a very critical hit to the group's stability, and even when Lucy came back in Chapter 95, the situation only worsened from there. Makes it even more tragic when you realized that every single member of the group is guilty of doing or saying something that unwittingly shattered not only the individual friendships with one another, but their entire TrueCompanions group as a whole.

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* What is happening to The splintering of the main group of friends as a whole after Volume 2 starts! friends. Before the Acapulco arc, the main clique used to be a rather tight-knit group of friends (especially the main protagonists Lucy and Mike), and despite all of the vitriol that they haven give each other, always had each others' backs, even willing to risk their lives to save each other when in dangerous perils. Come Sophomore year, the circle of friends now gradually begins to corrode slowly corrodes as internal grudges and bottled-up emotions rise and LoveTriangles come forward. The absolute destruction of Mike and Lucy's friendship (with the latter being PutOnABus) was a very critical hit to the group's stability, and even when Lucy came back in Chapter 95, the situation only worsened from there. did not get any better. Makes it even more tragic when you realized realize that every single member of the group is guilty of doing or saying something that unwittingly shattered shatters not only the their individual friendships with one another, but their entire TrueCompanions group as a whole.
15th Mar '17 11:20:41 AM darklord2216
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----* What is happening to the main group of friends as a whole after Volume 2 starts! Before the Acapulco arc, the main clique used to be a rather tight-knit group of friends (especially the main protagonists Lucy and Mike), and despite all of the vitriol that they haven each other, always had each others' backs, even willing to risk their lives to save each other when in dangerous perils. Come Sophomore year, the circle of friends now gradually begins to corrode as internal grudges and bottled-up emotions rise and LoveTriangles come forward. The absolute destruction of Mike and Lucy's friendship (with the latter being PutOnABus) was a very critical hit to the group's stability, and even when Lucy came back in Chapter 95, the situation only worsened from there. Makes it even more tragic when you realized that every single member of the group is guilty of doing or saying something that unwittingly shattered not only the individual friendships with one another, but their entire TrueCompanions group as a whole.
22nd Sep '16 5:54:12 PM QuarterDollar
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* "Class of 2008", in which Tess graduates. After all she's been through with Paulo, as well as Jess and Rachel, it's heartrending to see her (mostly) forgiven and sent on her way with good luck wishes. The last we see of her is a [[https://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c88/p12.html hazy gray pencil sketch as she walks out of Roseville High.]] Especially poignant for those graduating at the time of this chapter's release.
22nd Jul '16 5:04:59 PM Rocksmasher
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* Mike and Abbey's fight regarding the former neglecting Daisy in favor of spending time with Lucy. Abbey loves Daisy, but he's painfully aware that she loves Mike and is angry that Mike can't take the time to at least try to be a more attentive friend with her, to the point of him nearly getting into a fist fight with Mike despite his tendency to only use violence to be a BullyHunter. Likewise, Mike [[spoiler:foreshadows his frustration with his friendship with Lucy and eventual hatred for her,]] gets enraged at Abbey's accusations, and fights back. Considering how the two of them are the nicest members of the cast, it's jarring to see the, fight like this, particularly when Molly comes and begs them to stop fighting.
22nd Jul '16 4:57:34 PM Rocksmasher
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* Wayching Volume One becomes HarsherInHindsight as the story progresses in the next volumes thanks to CerebusSyndrome kicking in. Watching Mike and Lucy playing together or engaging in slapstick humor, watching Paulo and Abbey getting into arguments after meeting in high school, watching Daisy and Paulo's [[AllLoveIsUnrequited initial pursuit for Mike and Lucy's hearts]]... It's not so funny anymore when we see what happens in the following volumes.

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* Wayching Reading Volume One becomes HarsherInHindsight as the story progresses in the next volumes thanks to CerebusSyndrome kicking in. Watching Mike and Lucy playing together or engaging in slapstick humor, watching Paulo and Abbey getting into arguments after meeting in high school, watching Daisy and Paulo's [[AllLoveIsUnrequited initial pursuit for Mike and Lucy's hearts]]... It's not so funny anymore when we see what happens in the following volumes.
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