History YMMV / BittersweetCandyBowl

9th Jun '17 1:06:44 PM PriceCheck
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* RonTheDeathEater: There is a portion of the fandom that says Lucy is a complete and unrepentant JerkAss. Mike gets the exact same treatment from his detractors. There are also those who say Tess is evil, in spite of her constant efforts to avert her past status as a jerk. This has also occurred with Sandy in at least one fanfic where she is shown to be vengeful, jealous and murderous, due to the author disliking her.
** Abbey also get this treatment from the fanbase lately due to his hatred towards Paulo, culminating in him assaulting Paulo as of recent, causing many to decry him as an irredeemable monster. While Abbey's attack on Paulo isn't fully justified, most tend to forget that Paulo spends the majority of his time with Abbey antagonizing and belittling him purely for his own amusement, and in the most abhorrent way, cruelly guilt tripping Abbey into reconciling his relationship with Daisy by ridiculing him on how anybody besides Daisy can stand to be with him, and then finishes his argument by ''bringing up Abbey's deceased mother in front of the entire class''. While Abbey certainly has anger issues and can be violent at the worst of times, he is shown to try to come to terms with his own problems and trying his best to be a decent individual and friend...just not towards Paulo.

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* RonTheDeathEater: There is Occurs very often for several different characters depending on whose side a portion fan takes in any of the fandom that says Lucy is a complete conflicts in the comic. Put in brief, Lucy, Mike, Tess, Sandy, and Abbey are some of the more frequently on the receiving end of this, being portrayed as unrepentant JerkAss. Mike gets the exact same treatment from his detractors. There are also those who say Tess is evil, Jerkasses and even murderous in spite of her constant efforts to avert her past status as a jerk. This has also occurred with some cases. Particularly egregious for Sandy in at least one fanfic where she is shown to be vengeful, jealous and murderous, due to the author disliking her.
** Abbey also get this treatment from the fanbase lately due to his hatred towards Paulo, culminating in him assaulting Paulo
as of recent, causing many to decry him as an irredeemable monster. While Abbey's attack on Paulo isn't fully justified, most tend to forget that Paulo spends the majority of his time with Abbey antagonizing and belittling him purely for his own amusement, and she's hardly in the most abhorrent way, cruelly guilt tripping Abbey into reconciling his relationship with Daisy by ridiculing him on how anybody besides Daisy can stand to be with him, comic at all, and then finishes his argument by ''bringing up Abbey's deceased mother in front of the entire class''. While Abbey certainly has anger issues and can be violent at the worst of times, he is shown ([[CharacterDevelopment used to try to come to terms with his own problems and trying his best to be be, anyway]]) nothing but a decent individual and friend...just not towards Paulo.sweetheart whenever she showed up.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Daisy receives a brutal breakup from Abbey, causing her to retreat to Paulo to apologize for her past behaviour to him, and declares that she cares for him more than his attempt to bring Daisy and Abbey back together in the end. It is portrayed as a heartwarming scene and a declaration of childhood friendship rising above hard times. However, Daisy was shown to have willingly allowed Paulo to guilt trip her ex-boyfriend Abbey into reconciling their relationship in a nasty manner that is mentioned in BrokenBase, and also consistently downplayed or had never called Paulo out on his bullying towards her boyfriend without much concern for his mental well-being (except for the one time when she did, which had caused Paulo to stop being friends with Daisy at first), which leads to Abbey attacking Paulo over his Cassanova tendencies and the bullying once he reaches his limit. Once Daisy finds out and tries to make amends to Paulo, she retracts her initial impression of Paulo having bullied Abbey, and states that the entire scenario is all because of her boyfriend and that Abbey was wrong to not see how she sees Paulo, [[NeverMyFault all while completely glossing over both of their roles in how they took advantage of Abbey and put him back in a toxic relationship with Daisy against his wishes, thus starting the whole mess in the first place, and then pinning all the blame on him for not handling it better than he should]], thus causing [[UnintentionallySympathetic Abbey to break up with Daisy for being forced into being her token boyfriend again, and for being flippant of Paulo's bullying towards him once too many times for him to tolerate]].
** Paulo can also be perceived as this for those who finds his attitude too overbearing and unlikable at times. One instance is during the time when Daisy tells him off for bullying Abbey, which prompts Paulo to develop a passive-aggressive stance towards her until he finally yells at her for calling him out on attacking Mike over [[spoiler: Lucy having returned to school, but was in no mood to speak to her friends during lunchtime due to Mike's presence]]. Another instance is his actions listed on BrokenBase having also caused controversy due to certain groups either perceiving Paulo's lack of tact in handling the situation as immature yet well intentioned, or it is seen as a downright spiteful and cruel act that had ended up causing unnecessary problems in the future. It does not help that Paulo [[KarmaHoudini is rarely punished]] for his actions towards his friends, and even if [[TheReasonYouSuck called out on his behaviour]], Paulo refuses to learn from his behaviour and continues to bully and belittle those around him.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: UnintentionallyUnsympathetic:
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Daisy receives a brutal is this to some readers after her (second) breakup from Abbey, causing with Abbey. There was fault to go around, to be sure (she was angry at Abbey for ''physically assaulting'' Paulo), but considering her history of downplaying and ignoring Paulo's teasing and emotional abuse of Abbey (up to retreat to and including Paulo to apologize for bringing up his dead mother in front of the whole class), several fans were upset when her past behaviour to him, and declares that she cares for him more than his later attempt to bring Daisy and Abbey back together in the end. It is portrayed as a heartwarming scene and a declaration of childhood friendship rising above hard times. However, Daisy was shown to have willingly allowed mend bridges with Paulo seemed to guilt trip her ex-boyfriend Abbey into reconciling their relationship in a nasty manner that is mentioned in BrokenBase, and also consistently downplayed or had never called Paulo out on his bullying towards her boyfriend without much concern for his mental well-being (except for the one time when she did, which had caused Paulo to stop being friends with Daisy at first), which leads to Abbey attacking Paulo over his Cassanova tendencies and the bullying once he reaches his limit. Once Daisy finds out and tries to make amends to Paulo, she retracts her initial impression of Paulo having bullied Abbey, and states that the entire scenario is all because of her boyfriend and that Abbey was wrong to not see how she sees Paulo, [[NeverMyFault all while completely glossing over both of their roles in how they took advantage of Abbey and put him back in a toxic relationship with Daisy against his wishes, thus starting the whole mess in the first place, and then pinning all the blame on him for not handling it better than he should]], thus causing [[UnintentionallySympathetic Abbey to break up with Daisy for being forced into being how things ended and none on either of them. It doesn't help that even other characters describe the relationship as her token boyfriend again, and "stringing him along" due to her still having feelings for being flippant of Mike.
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Paulo's jerkish behavior isn't typically meant to be seen in a sympathetic light, several fans felt this way about him being physically threatened by Abbey (related to the above entry) due to his hand in essentially guilting Abbey back into dating Daisy after they broke up the first time and his constant teasing and bullying towards him once too many times for him to tolerate]].
** Paulo can also be perceived as this for those who finds his attitude too overbearing and unlikable at times. One instance is during
(especially knowing the time when Daisy tells him off for bullying Abbey, which prompts Paulo to develop a passive-aggressive stance towards her until he finally yells at her for calling him out on attacking Mike over [[spoiler: Lucy having returned to school, but was in no mood to speak to her friends during lunchtime due to Mike's presence]]. Another instance is his actions listed on BrokenBase having also caused controversy due to certain groups either perceiving Paulo's lack of tact in handling the situation as immature yet well intentioned, or it is seen as a downright spiteful and cruel act that had ended up causing unnecessary problems in the future. It does not help Abbey is dealing with at home). The fact that Paulo [[KarmaHoudini is rarely punished]] for he doesn't acknowledge his actions towards his friends, and hand in pushing him over the edge, even if [[TheReasonYouSuck called out on his behaviour]], Paulo refuses to learn from his behaviour and continues to bully and belittle those around him.after the breakup, doesn't help.
9th Jun '17 12:12:08 PM PriceCheck
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* HollywoodPudgy: Daisy, though rounder and pudgier than the other female characters, has quite a typical body shape for a teenage girl in the early stages of puberty. However some of the comments act like she's unhealthily overweight.
15th May '17 1:16:14 AM lalaTKG
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** Paulo can also be perceived as this for those who finds his attitude too overbearing and unlikable at times. Once instance is during the time when Daisy tells him off for bullying Abbey, which prompts Paulo to develop a passive-aggressive stance towards her until he finally yells at her for calling him out on attacking Mike over [[spoiler: Lucy having returned to school, but was in no mood to speak to her friends during lunchtime due to Mike's presence]]. Another instance is his actions listed on BrokenBase having also caused controversy due to certain groups either perceiving Paulo's lack of tact in handling the situation as immature yet well intentioned, or it is seen as a downright spiteful and cruel act that had ended up causing unnecessary problems in the future. It does not help that Paulo [[KarmaHoudini is rarely punished]] for his actions towards his friends, and even if [[TheReasonYouSuck called out on his behaviour]], Paulo refuses to learn from his behaviour and continues to bully and belittle those around him.

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** Paulo can also be perceived as this for those who finds his attitude too overbearing and unlikable at times. Once One instance is during the time when Daisy tells him off for bullying Abbey, which prompts Paulo to develop a passive-aggressive stance towards her until he finally yells at her for calling him out on attacking Mike over [[spoiler: Lucy having returned to school, but was in no mood to speak to her friends during lunchtime due to Mike's presence]]. Another instance is his actions listed on BrokenBase having also caused controversy due to certain groups either perceiving Paulo's lack of tact in handling the situation as immature yet well intentioned, or it is seen as a downright spiteful and cruel act that had ended up causing unnecessary problems in the future. It does not help that Paulo [[KarmaHoudini is rarely punished]] for his actions towards his friends, and even if [[TheReasonYouSuck called out on his behaviour]], Paulo refuses to learn from his behaviour and continues to bully and belittle those around him.
4th May '17 7:39:23 AM WolfofBlades
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* CatharsisFactor: [[spoiler:
Some fans felt quite surprised and happy that Lucy [[FlippingTheBird flipped]] off [[https://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c96/p26.html Mike]] and told him that she's pretty much [[Precision FStrike "fucking"]] done with him to his face.]]

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* CatharsisFactor: [[spoiler:
CatharsisFactor:[[spoiler: Some fans felt quite surprised and happy that Lucy [[FlippingTheBird flipped]] off [[https://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c96/p26.html Mike]] and told him that she's pretty much [[Precision FStrike [[PrecisionFStrike "fucking"]] done with him to his face.]]
4th May '17 7:34:55 AM WolfofBlades
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* CatharsisFactor: [[spoiler:
Some fans felt quite surprised and happy that Lucy [[FlippingTheBird flipped]] off [[https://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c96/p26.html Mike]] and told him that she's pretty much [[Precision FStrike "fucking"]] done with him to his face.]]
4th May '17 3:19:29 AM darklord2216
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* NeverMyFault: sort of Subverted here. Many fans see Mike's actions as this, as Mike has not VERBALLY apologized and taken responsibility for his "December" TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Lucy, even though he very much feels internal guilt for what he did and knows he took the situation way too far. Also, he did apologize to Lucy in Chapter 15 for unintentionally abandoning here in the 3rd grade for Sandy.
28th Apr '17 2:47:34 AM WolfofBlades
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** [[spoiler:some of the the Paulo X Rachel shippers did this too with Unspoken Rule Chapter.]] EvenTaeshi herselfacknowledges this.
---> '''Taeshi:''' two ships sunk in the span of a couple of pages, Iím on a roll!

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** [[spoiler:some of the the Paulo X Rachel shippers did this too with after an update from the [[https://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c96/p11.html Unspoken Rule Rule]] Chapter.]] EvenTaeshi herselfacknowledges Even Taeshi herself acknowledges this.
---> '''Taeshi:''' '''Taeshi:''' two ships sunk in the span of a couple of pages, Iím on a roll!
28th Apr '17 2:46:40 AM WolfofBlades
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** [[spoiler:some of the the Paulo X Rachel shippers did this too with Unspoken Rule Chapter.]] EvenTaeshi herselfacknowledges this.
---> '''Taeshi:''' two ships sunk in the span of a couple of pages, Iím on a roll!
17th Apr '17 11:53:42 AM darklord2216
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** [[https://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/post/list/LucyxSandy/1 LucyxSandy]], some fans began to get tired about how indesicive Mike was about who he really loved and decided to just have Lucy and Sandy hooking up. After a while different reasons have sprung up. [[spoiler: After Mike more or less just chooses Sandy over Lucy fans began to draw fanart of them together just for laughs. But after the events of December, fans began to draw fanart of this ship just to spite him. In fact after Mike reveals his hatred of Lucy the most common theme in LucyxSandy fanart is Sandy more or less dumping Mike over Lucy, while Lucy either looks indifferent or outright just taunting him.]]

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** [[https://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/post/list/LucyxSandy/1 LucyxSandy]], some fans began to get tired about how indesicive Mike was about who he really loved and decided to just have Lucy and Sandy hooking up. After a while different reasons have sprung up. [[spoiler: After Mike more or less just chooses Sandy over Lucy fans began to draw fanart of them together just for laughs. But after the events of December, fans began to draw fanart of this ship just to spite him. In fact after Mike reveals his hatred of Lucy the most common theme in LucyxSandy Lucy x Sandy fanart is Sandy more or less dumping Mike over Lucy, while Lucy either looks indifferent or outright just taunting him.]]



* FanPreferredCouple: [[spoiler: AugustusxLucy, it started when Chapter.95 "Love Again" revealed that when Lucy committed suicide, Augustus was there to help her and call for an ambulance. It got even more popularity after the first thing Lucy did when she first saw him was to run up to him and hug him.]]
** [[spoiler: It continued to grow even more when Lucy invited him to her house and her parents more or less Adopt him. Even if Taeshi herself made a comment about how the AugustusxLucy ship "sunk", fans are still going strong with this particular ship.]]

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* FanPreferredCouple: [[spoiler: AugustusxLucy, Augustus x Lucy, it started when Chapter.95 "Love Again" revealed that when Lucy committed attempted suicide, Augustus was there to help her and call for an ambulance. It got even more popularity after the first thing Lucy did when she first saw him was to run up to him and hug him.]]
** [[spoiler: It continued to grow even more when Lucy invited him to her house and her parents more or less Adopt him. Even if Taeshi herself made a comment about how the AugustusxLucy Augustus x Lucy ship "sunk", fans are still going strong with this particular ship.]]
14th Apr '17 11:13:17 PM PriceCheck
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* {{Asspull}}: [[spoiler:Lucy's suicide attempt, or ''whatever'' happened to her]] comes off as this, considering that [[spoiler:the last time we saw her before this, she and Mike were starting to reconcile]].
** [[spoiler:Then again, a typical thing that suicidal people can do is to have a single day of unnatural jubilation, doing unexpected things (perhaps in a bucket-list) sort of way, before fully committing suicide. Complimenting Sue for her play, making out with Paulo, and assuring Mike that they could start over as friends were perhaps Lucy's bucket list before she 'went on the bus'. Out of nowhere, yes, but this would be a justifiable reason.]]
** Were they really [[spoiler:starting to reconcile? Lucy seemed very not okay the whole last chapter before she vanished. Mike makes a very lacking attempt at rebuilding their connection, and Lucy just says "that'd be nice" which sounds like there's an implied "...if it wasn't already too late" in there.]]
*** This was all but outright [[spoiler:confirmed]] in "Love Again". [[spoiler::Lucy was already transferring when Mike confronted her, and even asks herself why Mike had to say what he did after - to her - the point of no return.]]
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