History TearJerker / BittersweetCandyBowl

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.
6th Jun '16 10:30:56 AM 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 [[UnrequitedLoveInterest 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 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 [[UnrequitedLoveInterest [[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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* The "Another Path" chapter is pretty much tear jerking. It's a what-if scenario of what would have happened if Paulo had a MomentOfWeakness to give Lucy SexForSolace over her heartbreak. It's quite heartbreaking to see Lucy tear up over Paulo taking her virginity and panicking over the possibility of being pregnant. Likewise, Paulo actually breaks down in tears when he tells his dad (even if it's PlayedForLaughs) and later as he takes care of Lucy during the time it takes to get the results of her pregnancy test, he bitterly cries in jealously over Mike being Lucy's support, admitting his anger at him for not wanting to be there for her while he wants to be there for her. By the end of the chapter, Paulo and Lucy are an OfficialCouple and graduating, with Lucy declaring her love for him...only for the chapter to be revealed to be AllJustADream.
6th Jun '16 10:20:44 AM 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 [[UnrequitedLoveInterest initial pursuit for Mike and Lucy's hearts]]... It's not so funny anymore when we see what happens in the following volumes.
26th Jan '15 12:02:07 PM ACondomFullOfCrisco
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* "Trapped," where Augustus has his origins with Alejandro told, and we run into a girl named Melanie... who is in an abusive relationship with Alejandro. [[spoiler: On page 25, she reveals that the scholarship she wants is specifically to get away from Alejandro, and her breakdown over it is ''painful'' to watch.]]
29th Oct '14 7:48:53 PM ThePasserby
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* "Total Recall", wherein at the end of the Junior Prom, where Paulo, Matt, and Jordan do some definite male bonding, [[spoiler:they get caught ''right'' into a car accident.]]
5th Jul '14 9:38:21 AM ThePasserby
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* "Small Fry", despite being more of a light-hearted romp through Paulo's 16th birthday, and his foray into getting a part-time job and learning how to drive, shows us the inevitability of Rachel and Paulo's 'friends-with-benefits' relationship, especially with Paulo feeling guilty about Rachel's genuine attraction to him while he's still hoping that Lucy will one day return...
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