30. Troubled Waters, chapter posted 1/16/07

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Troubled Waters — Page 10
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Comment ID #4939

Oh I Will.

Edgy April 17, 2010, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #17011

Awwww, I understand it but still, awwwww pour Mikie!

Alex, aka Catmant

Alex May 7, 2010, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #28801

VIOLENCE. IS. AWESOME.

this guy May 27, 2010, 4:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #38369

*Stabs every poster in the back* And don’t I know it. :D

Rock Kenaro June 6, 2010, 9:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #55190

aw she didnt havta slap him isnt he already injured?

Aly July 6, 2010, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #55192

and it kinda sounds selfish what shes saying…or is that just me.

Aly July 6, 2010, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #57603

what a bitch

Xaxus July 9, 2010, 7:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #60138

ok all mikes supporters over there lucys over there now a veriety of weapons availible so BEAT THE CRAP OUTTA EACHOTHER

stranger July 16, 2010, 3:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #71275

Violence is always the answer. If it’s not the answer, you’re not using it enough. ^^

Rahe_chan August 6, 2010, 11:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #78753

*kills Rahe_chan*

MOW August 19, 2010, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #105884

scarf?

weeeee! October 16, 2010, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #111402

If that isn’t the best way to tell him you care, what is? Oh I know, try hugging or something. The results may vary lol.

Crazy1 October 26, 2010, 4:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #117177

So she’s upset because of her own ineptitude, and Mike thinks it’s his fault, disconnect on communication. I hope they finally work it out so they both can overcome this incident.

X-Strike-Fire-Dragon November 2, 2010, 10:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #127813

You know, I don’t get it.

SushiJaguar November 17, 2010, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #132337

no wonder mike feel like tat. The way she make him feel man no wonder he be wit tat other chick

CatKing27 November 23, 2010, 10:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #135578

huhuhuuhuh

cutel09 December 6, 2010, 11:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #157770

Wow, when you REALLY think about it, she was only thinking about herself…Mike is like her crutch… D:

Sandvich April 20, 2011, 9:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #160668

No, Sandvich…

Alot of girls act like that sometimes and blame the guys they like for being stupid and useless. It’s their way of showing the guy that they are precious to them and that because he was careless, she almost lost the one thing she treasured most.

Same applies to him. Because he got stupid, he almost lost her. It was a tad insensitive of him and she just wants him to be more aware of their secret feelings for each other.

They may not have admitted their love for each other, but sometimes, you just don’t need to. It can be felt.

However, it’s always nice to say it anyway from time to time. It makes girls feel special and it makes guys feel needed and wanted.

Fayt May 10, 2011, 11:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #161618

I disagree with Fayt.

Mike is a guy, okay? He was only trying to be competitive with Paulo. How was he supposed to know he would fall into a river and almost drown? He didn’t. It wasn’t insensitive or anything. But I understand why she would be freaking out, right after the incident.

But looking at their relationship as a whole, here’s my synopsis:

I don’t like it when girls behave that way. It’s unnecessary and it scares the hell out of us guys. I’ll never understand the thought process. Be mean to a guy, and he’ll realize you actually just love him. Like seriously, what?

That’s just selfish and stupid. I don’t go around hitting girls and treating them like **** because I like them. They would freak out and hate me. Wouldn’t you? But again, that’s just me. Boys and girls are different creatures. They think differently. I’m sorry, but I’m not attracted to the girl who abuses me on a regular basis.

No wonder Mike left Lucy alone for so long when they were little kids! SANDY was the one who was nice and caring for him. She validated his existence in a positive way, and he loved it. All Lucy was was selfish and competitive. Now tell me; who would you rather choose? A nice, friendly, sweet girl who likes spending time with you, or a girl who abuses and makes fun of you on a nearly constant basis? Come on.

Still…it would be nice to see them end up together, I do admit.

Despite all that I said, I love Lucy’s character, and I think she’s very realistic. VERY realistic. She’s my favorite. Then Paulo, then Mike.

Anyway, I love how everyone is preaching that Lucy and Mike should be together…But who’s the one that saved the two of them? PAULO! Who’s the one that Lucy originally had a crush on? PAULO!

Think about it. Paulo and Lucy…Both are competitive hotheads, both are charismatic, have dark pasts, and are heavily emotional, both had crushes on each other when they were kids…Do the math.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 18, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #162663

she has no face lol

dietgoat May 22, 2011, 5:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #173018

This is one reason why sandy exists :D

Hamfish July 17, 2011, 12:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #174279

well, i used to like lucy, but you’ve managed to make me hate her as much as i hate paulo, congrats veronica.

i suppose it doesn’t take much to make me hate someone, though… people ARE worthless, afterall.

can’t wait to see how much more ******** mike has to go through with this psycho-bitch and her manwhore, paulo.

Thanatos July 26, 2011, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #174587

Calm down Thanatos calm down shut up read the comic stop hating everyone who does anything to mike which is everyone

Thanatos is lame July 27, 2011, 10:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #176715

HE was unconcious. it wasnt his fault!

Matt August 12, 2011, 6:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #177171

Uhh… something similar once happened to me… the reaction is kinda accurate on Lucy’s part.

Mike sure does recover fast from near dying, huh?

jackkuro August 15, 2011, 5:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #185025

its a courage wolf!
GET A CONCUSSION AND DROWN
WALK IT OFF

toast October 11, 2011, 4:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #191265

whatever happend to sadlyestnesses? ow well THIS IS BETTER TIME TO PARTY * sings cant touch this * WOO uh oh yashys in MY house LUCY WHAT IN THE WORLD DID YOU FRIGGIN DO!!!!!! OH WELL MORE DANCING TO DO ANYWAYS * yashy and me dance to the song * XD wow theres everybody dancin they dance good!! DO THE YASHY XD

luvercandy November 18, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #208403

i already read the other chapters, at first I was like, “**** YOU MIKE, YOU HEARTLESS COLD SON OF A BITCH GO TO HELL AND ROT!”, but no I’m all like, “Wow… what a bitch Lucy is being” :/

lolman February 8, 2012, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #211742

@lolman

Lucy’s not being a bitch… she’s in ****ing shock idiot

...... March 12, 2012, 9:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #218643

Grrrr LUCY, how can you do this?

NightcoreTechRave June 9, 2012, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #220079

CHRIST WHAT A BITCH!! I mean seriously!
@Aly: Yes. You’re right. Lucy is being a selfish idiot who is torn halfway between herself and mike, but she’s only showing that she cares about herself. I mean, how self-centered can a girl be when her best friend almost drowned!?!
And really, if she didn’t want Paulo and mike to race, Why the he’ll didn’t she stop them?!?
This is one of the reasons I really don’t like Lucy. She wants to get mike to like her but abuses him on a daily basis, nonstop. In this comes @NintendoSegaSonyGuy’s comment. I really agree wiu you , NSSG.
“Insert whiny girl voice here” Hi, my name is Lucy. I’m a dependent temperamental bitch who abuses her best friend and has really mixed up feelings that I solve with violence!

Kristy June 25, 2012, 8:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #222071

She’s clearly in shock and still afraid of what could’ve happened. All the same, this has to be one of the worst experiences for Mike: getting hit and yelled at for nearly drowning (when clearly he didn’t know it would turn out that way).

The way Lucy’s referring to herself so often is also very telling… she’s not considering Mike’s feelings at all. She may have looked out for him when push came to shove but in general she’s making herself a rather unpleasant person to be around for all her insecurity. What about how Mike feels after nearly drowning?

Crayon July 12, 2012, 9:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #227729

one the one side…it’s just stubid to be angry in someone who you try to save but you kinda fail to do…

one the other side…was it stubid to play a tree race in a park, near a river (who had a strong stream) and was near a waterfall…

however…there just kids, things happends all the time :unsure:

jess September 8, 2012, 11:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #231520

again……I repeat “Lucy Is A Biotch”

Cloud Chaser the Brony October 19, 2012, 5:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #246371

Oh my GOD, Lucy!

Mylo May 22, 2013, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #248206

She’s trying to compansate for the defenslesnes she felt under the water and for the emotional outburst that everybody saw, she closes herself up because she has trust issues, and for everybody to see exaclty how she really felt scared her. so she enacted the only defence against rejection she knows, violence

Curtis June 8, 2013, 11:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #253599

Lucy’s not responding ‘cause she has no face daaah, really Mike, how stupid can you be :/

Daisyfan July 13, 2013, 8:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #270261

I think I may just form my own hypothesis here. If you read the whole comic through, you’ll see a few little details.

The first page of the flashback: Paulo comes along and challenges Mike. Paulo tells Daisy that he wants to beat each opponent at least once. Mike, on the other hand, thinks that he can beat Paulo, possibly thinking that because he can run faster than anyone else. He’s being too full of himself, thinking he can do anything. Mike’s first mistake. Also, he didn’t even have to accept Paulo’s challenge. Paulo was just being his usual egotistical self. Mike could’ve just said no. 2nd mistake.

Next: Lucy tries to get Mike not to race by asking him if he’s sure, and Mike just tells her to get off his back. His third mistake. And not only that, but he’s not even looking where he’s going anymore.

Next page: Blame this whole entire page all on David. That is all.

Next page: And one down on Lucy. Although she DID try to save him here, when she slipped, she let go of the stick. A bit selfish, but, in her defense, she did look genuinely terrified because of it, so only half here.
And then Mike becomes unconscious, so nothing can really be blamed on him for a while.

Next: Lucy knows what she has to do. She’s only fighting with her other half. She knows exactly what’s wrong, and what she needs to do to fix it. No one gets blamed here.

Next page: She risks her own life to save Mike’s, but she knows that she can’t swim, and that Mike is seriously in trouble now. But she didn’t realize how deep the “stream” was, and has bit off more than she can chew. But sometimes you just have to do whatever you can to save a friend. And then Paulo comes to the rescue. So, hooray for Paulo!

Next page: Lucy forgets about everything else except Mike. She can’t be blamed anymore now. She did everything she could, and you can’t accuse her of anything now. She left because of Yashy. If you look at it correctly, Yashy says, “Home!” because she’s only a baby, and can’t take all the stuff that happened. And look at Mike. He doesn’t really seem to care that Lucy’s leaving.
And now, this page. Lucy was right, Mike probably wouldn’t have won anyway. And yet he accepted anyway. However! Mike was unconscious the whole time Lucy was saving him, so he had no idea what had gone on. And, in all honesty, the very last thing he saw before getting knocked out was Lucy letting go of the stick, so, yeah. In the end, it’s Mike’s fault for accepting, and Lucy’s for assuming he actually KNEW what she did. Case closed.

Tac Nayn December 15, 2013, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #274335

I don’t blame Lucy. Shock really gets you messed up. I remember when I little, I almost drowned and blamed my brothers for making up to idea of going to the large waves with them and not saving me. Scared me so much.

Reader-tan February 4, 2014, 9:46 AM EST.

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