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Veronica’s Commentary

Whoooooo and that’s OVER.

So Mike WAS right in saying the lockers can take whole bodies those many years ago…

New chapter starting Monday, don’t miss eeeeet!

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99 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #1730

LOL. Mike looks like all, “WTF she doin’ now? Meh. Fuhgeddit.”

Gabriel Kaxbe March 19, 2010, 3:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #1731

Ooooo, it’s not over! >:D

Fantastic chapter! Can’t wait for Monday’s!

Glasses March 19, 2010, 3:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #1732

Haa~ Can’t wait till monday nao~!

And, Gasp, am I second?!

Natural-Depression March 19, 2010, 4:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #1733

Nope, I was third… XD Just didn’t show Glasses’ post…

Nat. Dep. March 19, 2010, 4:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #1734

i’m so confused as what kind of person lucy is now, i mean okay shes had some emotional road bumps here and there, but it seems the adamants strong willed lucy is left with a stereotypical shy girl, what has their world come to! on a side note excellent story as always and keep up the good work.

mickeys March 19, 2010, 4:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #1735

It’s called aging. They are getting older, going through puberty, and teenangst-ing all over the place.

Wow, this comic is relatively real, except for that they are cats…

Megaket March 19, 2010, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #1736

…And dogs. And birds. And hedgehogs. And… Yoshi’s?

Megaket once more March 19, 2010, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #1738

I Sense a Filler now I Hope not!

Is Mike lonely or depressed? He didn’ t Look very well.
Come in Lucy get out of there an just Hit him and go your Way but don’t let him suffer this Way Even if He deservs it.

RSprinter March 19, 2010, 5:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #1739

Looks like Mike’s had a rough night. We could find out why soon. Still, least we get to see Mike somewhere.
Next chapter is probably someone’s class or lunch.

Ved of Flames March 19, 2010, 6:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #1740

This entire chapter made me think of Lean on me by Bill Whithers. Listen to it, it fits perfectly :D

Soviet Kitten March 19, 2010, 6:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #1741

I know *exactly* what Lucy feels like there. ;-;

Kris March 19, 2010, 6:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #1742

Just a sidenote, aren’t these lockers normally designed to automatically lock themselves once they’re closed?
At least the ones at my school did so whenever someone slapped the door to close it while i still needed to get something.

Would have been a funny situation if Lucy locked herself into her own locker^^

Namorax March 19, 2010, 7:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #1743

Mike looks kickass from the side.

Mango Fett March 19, 2010, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #1744

How Said the clumsy Dog girl isn’t ^^

RSprinter March 19, 2010, 8:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #1745

Mike looks like he’s about to go jump off the roof of the school head first. Dude needs to get laid BAAAADD!!!

AflacMan13 March 19, 2010, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #1747

note that she did not close th locker all the way she just jumped in to avoid Mike

jefe March 19, 2010, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #1748

how can he get laid? The only person who is willing to show that kid of feelings for him now is many, many mules away :P

Darkdrake March 19, 2010, 9:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #1750

Is this comic ever gonna get colored in Photoshop or something like that?

Jefe again March 19, 2010, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #1751

First chapter I have finished
in updates

Mezmo March 19, 2010, 9:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #1752

I don’t know who to feel more sad for now, Lucy for being rejected after nearly losing her love (twice no less!)which causes her to go into a breakdown. Or Mike who is losing his best friend all because he doesn’t like her that way.

jelloman March 19, 2010, 10:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #1756

ooh, i want it to be Monday! :D

Choco March 19, 2010, 10:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #1757

Lucy is a silly person.

Skyen March 19, 2010, 11:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #1763

Nice comic. I enjoyed how everything was expressed so well without dialogue. As for Mike loosing his best friend- it sure didn’t seem that way to me. From the way Mike was acting, he seemed to barely tolerate Lucy- or at least, was very frustrated with her. I think their relationship needs some distance at this point, since their is way too much frustration and resentment between the two.

Dark_Daemon March 19, 2010, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #1764

Just started following the comic recently [two weeks ago], read up ALL the comics thus far. I just gotta say one thing - Why Can’t Mike just forget that girl so far away and get hooked up with one of the chicks [cats?] that are available right in front of him?
Lol the grass isnt always greener…and in this case it’s all black and white :P

Sure hope Lucy doesnt hate Mike after all this. And I also hope that the two of them can atleast remain friends after all this drama :/

Ragnir March 19, 2010, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #1765

That’s a pretty odd waving hand for Paulo in the 2nd panel… looks like that instance in K-On where Yui ended up waving with her hand in a chord position.

DavCube March 19, 2010, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #1766

Personally, I can only kind of pity mike at this point. Certainly the current situation was not all his fault, but to the degree that, especially in this chapter, he has one to petty insults against Lucy, I think that he deserves anything that comes to him.

Darkdrake March 19, 2010, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #1767

Project Wonderful, hellz yah!!1!
Awesome comic! I’m not into the drama/comedy stories, but this one is really good and well writted. I’ve read it in less than 24 hours and it just keep going better and better.
Now expecting Monday!

Kass March 19, 2010, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #1768

Such a great ending.
Hope Daisy doesn’t keep a grudge on Mike. (cause of that previous chapter)

Ved of Flames March 19, 2010, 3:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #1770

This just makes way for a whole lot of drama, which understandably is what we’re all HERE FOR.

Seems like there will be a great divide between the group now.

Knul March 19, 2010, 5:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #1771

Hi kass welcome to this comic and to Ragnir the reason why he doesn’t pick one of those girls is because he’s waiting for Sand

Mezmo March 19, 2010, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #1772

DavCube, yeah, that does look wonky. I wonder if Veronica should redraw it?

I also always thought this page had no need for the three last panels in the bottom right. I feel like it’s a stronger ending if you ignore those.

SuitCase March 19, 2010, 5:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #1774

I’m sort of leaning toward Lucy now, though I get how Mike is sort of annoyed by this whole thing.
Anyway, I absolutely loved this chapter~

Milly March 19, 2010, 7:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #1775

lol pualo’s dad’s face when he saw them! XD I love this comicand I’m hoping Mike and Lucy get together and Mike realizes that Sandy is a lost cause.*sigh* Well can’t wait for Monday’s chapter! ^w^

HinaHyuga March 19, 2010, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #1776

Why do I relate to this comic so muuuuch?
Great job, as always!

Ver March 19, 2010, 9:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #1777

SuitCase: If those panels weren’t there, then we’d assume Mike (or someone else) will lock Lucy in her locker. And that’s no way for a chapter to end. ;P

Ved of Flames March 19, 2010, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #1778

Off topic comment is off topic: Why is Alec the only one with a last name? everyone else might have one, but if they do, theyre so unused they don’t even appear on the character’s profile o.o

jelloman March 19, 2010, 9:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #1779

Mmm-hmmm…someone feels a bit ashamed…interesting.
:3

Tuna March 19, 2010, 10:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #1781

Jelloman: Tessa Canning

Taeshi March 19, 2010, 11:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #1782

mike’ll probably be the outcast of the group somewhat for a while, and i have a feeling that with mike out of the spotlight temporarily, it would be nice to see a bit more of the secondary characters

jmiles March 20, 2010, 1:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #1783

To Ragnir: Its not very easy to give up someone you love, no matter how far away they are. I know from personal experience. It’s really easier said than done.

MrRoboto March 20, 2010, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #1785

Stupid lucy is a total idiot, but it’s nothing new.
I bet he somehow found out already about lucys escapade with paulo, and even if he didn’t it’s her fault this is so messed up. >.>

I think mike should join a youth club for his next step or something, make some more friends and meet some new girls. Of course, In a comic, it’s way loads of effort to draw all that out and keep readers interested ;D

Hyper March 20, 2010, 5:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #1787

@Hyper
I don’t think he’d have any reason to meet NEW girls, that might imply he was looking for something. If anything it would be more likely for him, in an outcastish stupor, to fall across a different clique of students in school which he would proceed to hang out with.
But that might require too much effort to create the new people

Knul March 20, 2010, 6:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #1793

well, the big question is when the unresolved plot points come up again. We have that one guys gang who is out to get mike (will be a lot easier with lucy out of the picture) and then we will probably need another arc about Sandy, who, if you flip back a few pages, is recognized by one of the characters who “cant remember where she has seen her before” So I predict that we will need an arc about sandy as well. Any other arc is just buying time before one of these two happen.

Darkdrake March 20, 2010, 11:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #1796

it makes me wonder… Will Taeshi do an arc on Sandy? and if so…. how will it go down? Maybe do a little 10-20 page sum up of Sandy’s life thus far, including Mike’s phone call, and her business trip to Europe and maybe (GASP) another man she keeps hidden from Mike, thinking he’s gripping on her, therefore shes being nice and keeping her image of love alive. But, i guess we’ll have to wait until monday to find out. oh, and by the way *hit for saying Sandy cheats on Mike*

jelloman March 20, 2010, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #1797

sorry for double comment, but i wanna say to Suitcase up there about the ending. I kinda agree with you there. On the one hand, if it had ended where with her behind the locker, it would have been more dramatic and like “omg shes hiding from mike, now things will never be the same” but at the same time, those last 3 panels show her SLAMMING the locker, which (to me) show Lucy is ****** off at herself for hiding, and is making a change to stop being the way she is now.

jelloman March 20, 2010, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #1798

hay,sup ?
sorry i ain’t been commenting lately,been busy n’ all.
(still readin’ though.)

nice chapter,not your best one,but all n’ all,you can’t just keep topping yourself.
sooo,basically it’s an average one.
your drawing with the tablet and coloring with photoshop still needs work.
but your gradually improving… progress is a slow proses.
plus i don’t know if it’s even possible to be as good with a computer as you were with a pencil.

story wise,it’s been really melodrametic recentally,like the plot had it’s
brake wire cut and is speeding out of control.
nevertheless,i have to commend you for the dialog writing.
you were able to make this whole overly dramatic episode possible to read without cringing.
so… good job.

cant wait for the next one.

oddguy March 20, 2010, 5:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #1799

*sigh* if only the lockers at my high school were as big as Lucy’s.
And can someone explain what the “2+5=[ ]” is about.

CS / N Knouse March 20, 2010, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #1800

*sigh* if only the lockers at my high school were as big as Lucy’s.
And can someone explain what the “2+5=[ ]” is about.

CS / N Knouse March 20, 2010, 8:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #1802

@oddguy
So picky.

Knul March 20, 2010, 9:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #1803

I keep reading a lot about people locking their lockers and locking other people into them. At my school, you’re lucky if the lockers even close.

Kan March 20, 2010, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #1805

CS / N Knouse,

It’s supposed to keep robotic spammers out. Certain bots roam the web for comment forms like this and post links to worthless nonsense, but having a simple math problem filters them out.

SuitCase March 20, 2010, 11:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #1806

Off Topic question : is this gonna end up on chapter 100?
cuz i read chapter 100 before and there all died! BECAUSE OF CARTER JEALOUS HE DOSENT GET LUCY~..*sigh* go check at taeshi’s deviant art..
go check at galleries..

Chapter Topic : @NamoraX
well not all lockers are designed closed by auto..
just read the comic dont ruin it =.=”

Kenshi98 March 20, 2010, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #1819

kenshi98 what is the name of this chapter 100? where the all die and not getting lucy?

the D()wner March 21, 2010, 6:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #1830

I wan’t to hurt some of you people really bad =_=.

=_= March 21, 2010, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #1831

Oddguy: I am looking forward to the day when I will truly impress you ;___; *Waves fist in immense determination*

Kenshi98: That comic was a joke.

=_=: Chillax.

Everyone: Oversized lockers are oversized.

Taeshi March 21, 2010, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #1834

Oh yeah, uh, I should mention that the update on Monday will be a few hours late. I finally got the site migrated to a new server, but as we both finish work late today, we won’t be able to easily update it until we get home. Sorry for you late-night people, but it might be worth turning in tonight and waking up early if you want to see the next chapter..

Which is pretty great, by the way. In fact, I’m really excited about the next three chapters, a lot of different things going on and not too many involving Lucy crying about her life.

SuitCase March 21, 2010, 7:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #1836

Soupy: So, flashback time and more awkward moments.
And maybe Sandy will finally see Mike. (and how he messed up Lucy)
I’m impressed that we have around 60 posts right now.

Ved of Flames March 21, 2010, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #1837

I don’t think it’s really Mike who messed up Lucy. From my own speculating, and personal experience, I’d have to say Lucy messed up Lucy. She keeps her feelings bottled up, only shows them briefly, and quickly turns to Mike who serves as her pillar of strength. She’s kept things in for so long that she no longer knows how to handle them herself. Now that she has confessed to Mike, she can no longer hold things back. And Mike’s rejection left her without her only source strength.

She set herself up to fail, and is now suffering the consequences. That being said, Mike was a blind fool for just spurning her. If he truly does recognize that he is the one person holding her up he should have let her down easier. Or perhaps grown up, stopped living in the past, stopped living for a future that wasn’t 100%, and taken a chance.

TL;DR version: You deserved it Lucy. You suck Mike. You go Paulo!

Jay March 21, 2010, 8:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #1838

Well, granted that alot of it was Lucy’s fault. However, she could not control mike’s reaction, and mike was a huge *** in this last chapter especially. She wasnt even really miserable until after Mike started insulting her.

Hust to make things clear, I agree with most of what was said above, I just think that Lucy is a tad less to blame and mike a tad more

Darkdrake March 21, 2010, 9:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #1848

i have opinions that are big and smelly pay attention

whatanamazingidunno March 21, 2010, 11:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #1849

Darkdrake: Fair enough. I can see where I may personally be reading a bit much into Lucy’s emotional problems, I guess it remains to be seen just how deep they run as far as our master storyteller decides. And absolutely Mike has to take some of the blame.

Taeshi: You have my undivided attention now. This whole story has been amazing from page 1.

Jay March 21, 2010, 11:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #1859

*Bashes next page button* NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

John March 22, 2010, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #1860

I found the perfect theme song for Lucy for this chapter!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXh4EuJa2TU

Glasses March 22, 2010, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #1861

glasses your rite it’s perfect. she did not really needed help in the first place and now she needs it.

the D()wner March 22, 2010, 2:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #1862

still no comic. Hurry please, Im getting tired

Darkdrake March 22, 2010, 5:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #1863

I told you to go to bed!!

SuitCase March 22, 2010, 5:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #1864

too late for that. I got distracted reading through another webcomic. Guess ill just go read a book for awile

Darkdrake March 22, 2010, 5:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #1865

Aww I was hoping there was an update to the comic by now…can’t wait to find out if Mike is still going to be an ***, or if Lucy finally got over him.
^_^

Ragnir March 22, 2010, 6:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #1866

XD and still some people are up.
Of course for some of us, it’s morning already.
(I have to be up at 6AM)

Ved of Flames March 22, 2010, 6:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #1867

I can virtually guarantee that Mike will be an *** and Lucy will not be over him for a very long time

Guess ill actually go to be now. Ill be back in an hour or so

Darkdrake March 22, 2010, 6:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #1907

@ Davcube Thats his grabbin hand

Andyfox March 22, 2010, 4:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #2659

@SuitCase waaaaay earlier: I really like those three panels. I see them as a sort of resolution to the big one before them. Like, there’s this freeze frame of Mike looking in Lucy’s direction, with the large panel emphasizing the tension of the moment...and then he leaves; a sigh of relief. The last fermata of the phrase, so to speak, followed by the chord’s resolution. *End*

Anyhow, much thanks to you and Taeshi for telling this story. Such an emotional roller coaster - I just want everyone to be happy. Especially Lucy and Daisy. ;_;

AtmaDragoon April 5, 2010, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #2944

I find it facinating nobody else noticed this, but technically lucy is walking on air, that certainly doesn’t fit her mood though now does it.

FD April 8, 2010, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #5446

Mike appears to be the new villian.

Jedi Master April 18, 2010, 10:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #60215

I wouldn’t go as far as to say villain; but, he has admittedly gained a bit of an attitude and is rather apathetic at the moment.

Random July 16, 2010, 4:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #73117

I get the feeling that, although the comic revolves around everyone… Lucy seems to be that “leading” character…

Gaka August 11, 2010, 3:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #106173

OMG i love this chapter sooo much now ^^

That "Dude" October 16, 2010, 9:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #110189

Ok, Lucy’s a little better now.

Someone help Mike now.
Actually… even though he has it roughest of them all…
I know he’s strong.
Funny thing is, no one is on Mike’s side now, everyone’s in Lucy’s side.
Poor Michael…

Lyucs October 23, 2010, 11:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #110929

@Lyucs. No one’s on mike’s side right now because Lucy’s the one who’s suffering the most. And that’s not *really* true because Abbey was defending him a bit.

RubberBandBall October 25, 2010, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #128840

Was that really years ago? It seems like a couple days for me. IT WAS WHOA

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 3:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #137696

locker camo! can’t see her now huh micheal!?

Uncle Bob December 20, 2010, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #138943

whoa lucy is avoiding her >)heheheh

Davis December 26, 2010, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #138958

okay so um
best. chapter. ever.

isaraptor December 26, 2010, 5:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #148702

you know? I just realized two perfict songs for this situation between mike and Lucy, both by a band called “Taking Back Sunday”

1. “One-Eighty by Summer”
2. “I am Fred Astaire”

CHECK ‘EM OUT! you’ll see what I mean.

Adam February 20, 2011, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #152275

They aren’t always going to be this awkward around each other are they?

Riverwing March 17, 2011, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #162576

Perfect chapter. Please make this cannon.

I wonder what everyone else would think if they found out about Lucy and Paulo’s fling…Especially Tess and Yashy… :O

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 12:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #162577

“Some Things Last A Long Time” by Daniel Johnston. Listen to it. It fits…

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #168957

WHOA WHOA WHOA. hold the phone..! where’s the little emoticon on the little “END” thing?

Zekeon June 24, 2011, 6:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #172136

My heart weeps for you, Lucy.

And Mike… you only have my malice, until you see at least the tiniest bit of sense.

Mike, I pity you. You hold out for she who will never have time for you, and ignore the most natural friend you’ve had your entire life. Yeah, she’s been a bitch. She’s changing now, and your refusing to see that. Perhaps she’ll always be competitive and a wee bit confrontational, but she’s trying to improve.

I swear to god, if you do another damn stupid thing, I’ll break all laws of physics and claw my way through this monitor, into cyberspace, into your world, to break your face. And then I’ll shake hands with my twin Abbey, and depart with a smile on my face.

This is so depressing sometimes. I really need to find a consistently happy webcomic to cheer me up.

Biblioholic July 12, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #175753

It’s kinda scary how serious readers get over webcomic characters that don’t exsist really >_< just…pixels…*shiver*

Good story, I do want Paulo and Lucy to end up together! I wonder if Sandy(Is that Mike’s gf’s name?) will die some tragic death leaving Mikie alone…he seems kinda unlucky

Tickled August 5, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #194759

Im starting to think that Lucy got her feeling mixed up after Paulo became a jerk , and started to think Mike was like the good side of Paulo. and now Mike is the bad side, ad Paulo is the good side again. confusing right? :question: XD

PauloxLucy Ftw November 29, 2011, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #219842

I think he saw her.

ema June 23, 2012, 8:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #236167

So that’s how people discovered that you could fit a full person into a high school locker. :P

I'll Eat Yourself January 8, 2013, 3:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #241788

Why did it have to turn out like this!? Furious Abbey Dammit Paulo i hate you.

AnimeGenie March 27, 2013, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #246189

The first page I ever saw, right here. Brings back some memories, looking at it again.

ravengal May 20, 2013, 6:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #272169

Oh no, Lucy! Your wrist spontaneously snapped in the third panel!

N. Fawkes January 8, 2014, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #282450

awkward :/

Elv June 14, 2014, 3:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #284469

**** YOU DRAMA

TemplarArchon_Hunter July 28, 2014, 4:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #285153

A “Dark” Problem Part 5:
Me: hwo did you servive
???: arn’t you happy to see me?
Me: happy? IM EXSTATIC I THOUGHT YOU DIED YESTERDAY BUT NOW YOUR ALIVE I LOVE YOU *katbox*
Katbox: ok ok i love you too now stop sqeezing me when i don’t have a shirt
ME: yeah why don’t you have a shirt
Katbox: long story short there was this brown dog guy who told me my as looked hot so i beat him to death & blood got all over my shirt plus it was kinda itch & i don’t need a shirt im a kienran
Me: ow yeah i forgot but we should go find lucy & paulo so we can create the parodox now
Katbox: ok
*katbox joined your non-existent party*
Me: ok now what
Katbox: run
Me: from what
Katbox: the ghille’s
me: what ghillies?
*look’s around*
Me: oh
To be continue after i kill that one sniper in dayZ

TemplarArchon_Hunter August 11, 2014, 12:35 AM EST.

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