53. Another Shoulder, page posted 2/13/10

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Another Shoulder — Page 2
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Veronica’s Commentary

Hi I’m lucy BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

BAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

baw

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76 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #706

B’AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW

Gabriel Kaxbe February 17, 2010, 2:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #707

David: “BAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, hey Lucy, why are we doing this?”

Soul February 17, 2010, 3:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #708

I..actually kind of teared up at the end..

I understand Lucy’s pain right now since boyfriends being as big a jerk as Mike is right now D:

Chappetic-Marina February 17, 2010, 3:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #709

Nice on Daisy :U You made things worse.

Fan February 17, 2010, 4:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #710

That may teach the super-happy-resolve-everything-in-pretty-fashion “cute” cat to shut up. Great job Daisy. Now shut up.
But Mike talked too much.
But sometimes I wonder how he stands Lucy…she really acts as ungrateful dog that punches everytime.

Ana (aka Knux-the-Killer) February 17, 2010, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #711

They’re all idiots. >->

Just btw.

But I can’t help but love it~ D:

SereneHeaven February 17, 2010, 8:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #712

Dang, what mike did was kind of hateful, I mean u be child hood friends all your life and then u just get a big slap in the face. This is hurting mike to. Hopfully just another bump in the road?

Mezmo February 17, 2010, 10:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #713

Tch. Way to go Mike, you made a little girl cry. Hope you’re proud of yourself.

Moddy Auld February 17, 2010, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #714

She’s not really a kid and how old is she? 15,16?

Mezmo February 17, 2010, 10:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #715

Now you’re sorry huh Mike?! well done! a girl has to cry before you feel bad HUH?!

…though he’s got a point- she was like this most of the time >>

Lisa February 17, 2010, 11:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #716

Mezmo: Lucy is currently 14, at this stage she has less than two months before she turns fifteen.

Taeshi February 17, 2010, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #717

Can’t wait for the birthday then, hopefully things get a lot better by then

Mezmo February 17, 2010, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #718

Oh an by the way I looked at the graveyard and at abbeys therapy thing and I thought it was great and that it should b part of the story.I was tearing up at the end. Others should read it to becuase it was really good and really showed the internal problems a family like that face. Hope u finish it! :)

Mezmo February 17, 2010, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #719

Mezmo: I won’t finish it, it was going to be a very grueling chapter and in the end it felt like I was shoving all of that down people’s throats. I guess I don’t wanna make it as obvious as hitting people with an anvil.

I imagine if I need to, there might be a minor flashback or two, but at this point in time Abbey is improving and he won’t be putting himself in the spotlight for something so sensitive. He wants to move on! Live his life!

Taeshi February 17, 2010, 2:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #720

Good. Now Mike knows how it sucks to get a face-full of crap.

I hope he gets neutered. :D (well, right now at least. I liked the old Mike, the one who was nice and not a stupid ********. Yup.)

Lindsay February 17, 2010, 3:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #721

seriosly,why isn’t lucy on anti-depressants?it would make thing so much easier,or so much worse :/

mike mike mike,even though it’s true,you musta noticed she’s trying to change!

seadogs123 February 17, 2010, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #722

Hey I agree with u totally now that u put it that way, still none the less it was still a great panel. Love your art!!!!! :)

Mezmo February 17, 2010, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #723

I don’t think either Lucy or Mike should be blamed singularly. Both are at fault and of course it’s going to take time for them to work it out and of courses, people, it won’t all be pretty and feelings will get hurt. I love new mike :P, not taking crap no more!
Haha I understand where Daisy is coming from though she doesn’t really have room to talk about drama! lol

Still don’t know if I’m digging all this green(at least this shade?) but great job on paneling as usual!

Carma February 17, 2010, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #724

Mike, that was over the top rude. Really.

Xetrch February 17, 2010, 5:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #725

OF COURSES
*of course, people,*
MY B

Carma February 17, 2010, 5:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #726

yeah he was kinda a jerk but he was just voicing how he felt about that so give him some slack even though he was a jerk, and it was a really good panel

Mezmo February 17, 2010, 6:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #727

Way to go Mike. Keep solving things… the Lucy Way!

Agentwebdog February 17, 2010, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #728

FFFFFFFFFFF DAMN IT MIKE!! NOW LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE!! LUCY WAIT!! *chases after her to try and console her*

Erin the Fox February 17, 2010, 9:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #730

I love how all the comments are condemning Mike when Lucy was doing stuff like this from the very beginning, which no one seems to remember or think is relevant.

People fight. It’s part of “growing up.”

Taeshi, you better not have Mike leave Sandy for Lucy. Not everything needs a Twilight/Disney “everybody gets what they want” happy ending.

squeezycheese February 18, 2010, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #731

hey hey! panel 8 looks like Lucy’s checking out Mike’s speechbubble and is like “what’d he just said?!” :D

Lisa February 18, 2010, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #732

squeezycheese - nice. i’m sure really taeshi appreciated that. ):

‘sides that, i have to admit i really like daisy in this.
she’s so awkward to be around!

amber February 18, 2010, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #739

amber - it’s called criticism. Albeit not very constructive, I’m sure taeshi can take it. =D

SqueezyCheese February 19, 2010, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #755

Ahhh, it looks like he feels bad. How cute!

Ish Person February 20, 2010, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #1468

meh mike and lucy are made for ea other XD

The D()wner March 15, 2010, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #2904

As painful as it is for her, it’s important that Lucy hear these things and listen to how Mike feels. She’s putting him into a corner because she was totally aware from the beginning about him and Sandy. More than that, she knows that it’s not a very ‘Mike’ thing to do to just dump Sandy at the drop of a hat just because Lucy finally fessed up to what Mike knew all along.

Lucy has her whole life to reconsider before even approaching Mike again.
Push has finally come to shove. She’s finding out the hard way that it’s not very wise to use salty words when one is a snail.

waffle911 April 7, 2010, 8:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #8244

I feel like an idiot, but I seriously bawwed at this page. Like, I have about three tears on my face.

I feel like a *******.

Jinx April 24, 2010, 10:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #9593

my eyes watered then sucked back in the tears 0.0 its really hard for me to cry but this is just…sad….

bored April 28, 2010, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #18528

D: AWWWWWWWWWWWW IM SERIOUSLY CRYING! COMPUTER STUFF DOESN’T MAKE ME CRY!!!! WHY YOU GOTTA DO THIS TO USSSSS?????

CuteFuzzyWerewolf May 8, 2010, 11:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #24629

and finally when she opens up,she regrets it

Idiot May 20, 2010, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #56742

BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Aly July 7, 2010, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #63866

damn drama will creep up into this comic at anytime….

stranger July 25, 2010, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #69649

Odd, I’ve teared up a plenty of things in this comic before but nothing her- oop, wait, there we go. *Tear*

Skykitsune August 4, 2010, 5:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #94989

D:

From this omniscient viewpoint, nobody seems to know what the heck anyone, including themselves, are thinking/doing.

Invisible September 23, 2010, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #99385

This comic is nearly getting as entangling as “Bob and George”… And HOLY **** is that an accomplishment .___.

PotatoMuffin October 2, 2010, 7:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #128825

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAB

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #134317

this is the first time i actually feel sorry for lucy…

Meleeman November 26, 2010, 11:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #135712

I didn’t cry until Lucy said, “I get it, you hate me” ;w;

PJay December 7, 2010, 4:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #137829

life can be ruff there happy times and sad times there angry time also crying times aswell those time cant be forget they will always follow you and drag you down for the rest of your life but if you keep your head up and look for the things you want and be posetive and belive then your miricle will happen as long you belive in you and your love one asl long you talk with one another then your bond will become stronger belive in your love one then happynes will shine apun you dont forget that

A Reyes December 21, 2010, 7:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #140635

this isnt the first time i almost cried…

me January 6, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #140978

Mike= jerk

Neverrmore January 8, 2011, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #146624

Jeeeez, how selfish she is… Sure, I feel kinda bad for her, but still - FIND ANOTHER GUY! HE’S TAKEN! T.A.K.E.N.! Mike is being almost a complete jerk, but I understand him… even his patience have it’s limits.

YaDontKnowMe February 10, 2011, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #150862

BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Mad Lucy

Anonymous March 8, 2011, 3:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #159219

Lucys my fav person, witch makes me say…MIKE! U @$$ l-l0LE!!! I DONT CARE WHAT U SAY! FU©K MIKE 2 l-lELL! Mad Lucy tee hee! :)

Esmeralda April 28, 2011, 8:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #160403

holy crap…”dance around the subject” O_O
for those that are reading chapter 63 you know what i mean D:

Sandvich May 8, 2011, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #161283

wow…

mike… he cant…

he cant be more of a jerk than this…


just…wow…

WELL i guess thats the end of the nice mike we now lolololol BAD ENDING OuO

hey its meh lolz May 14, 2011, 1:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #162557

Glad Abbey and Daisy aren’t going to put up with their ****. It really needs to be dealt with NOW.

Mike is a lost cause. He is just long gone.

Lucy, stop torturing yourself over such an unruly douche face.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #165679

Panel 6: fsjal

IcedHotChocolate June 6, 2011, 4:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #167056

Mike seems almost out of character… That was harsh.

Kritanakom June 13, 2011, 11:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #167435

Guy/Girl fight scenario #1

>Girl beats on Guy
>Guy comes back and says every true wrong thing that the girl did that he endured.
>Girl gets sad, plays the “woe is me/you hate me..bye” to try and get the guy to follow
>Guy feels bad even though he shouldnt.

Ven June 16, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #168953

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWHAAAAAAAAAAAAAABAWAAAAAAAAA AAAAA. QQ rage.

Zekeon June 24, 2011, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #170514

i have to agree with Ven

korrupt god July 3, 2011, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #177400

I should be feeling bad for either Lucy or Mike, but, schadenfreude is a powerful thing and combined with Mike’s line in panel 9, I’m just enjoying myself too much.

OFN-41 August 17, 2011, 3:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #179349

GOD DAMNIT, STOP PLAYING THE MARTYR AND FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF! Typical teenage girl this Lucy…

David August 29, 2011, 5:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #183541

I don’t really think she’s overreacting. She might of inadvertently brought this onto herself, but my observation tells me that she was too scared to tell Mike how she felt precisely because she was worried about this happening. Sandy was always kind of a background threat, and her reaction those letters from an earlier chapter confirms this. She probably thought if she didn’t give Mike an answer either way he would just stick around and they could continue with their pseudo relationship regardless of Sandy’s prominence, but Zachary clued her into how it’d really go down and now we have this mess. She had to tell him eventually - Mike’s reception is less then kind however, especially considering how he led her on for so long. If he wants to say he really cared about her even for a time, then he shouldn’t act like Sandy’s changed anything, because she shouldn’t of and she hasn’t. He is handling this poorly and will continue to do so.

Lumi September 29, 2011, 4:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #183749

i hate mike, shure lucy should be independent but god youve been friends for years you can let her down nicely. Maybe apologize for ignoring her when sandy was around? and wtf do you have in common with sandy anyway mike? a love for lobster and ice cream? I hate mike and he should stay with sandy so lucy can find a guy with some balls/empathy

moo October 2, 2011, 12:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #184067

God. Mike is being a ****ing douche right now.

GameBoy October 4, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #187667

What did you do, Mike?
Everything was going great before, and now what?

Harris012 October 31, 2011, 4:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #204412

Mike is overreacting. Lucy doesn’t see this and thinks she has lost her best friend. Because Lucy never tries to reconnect with Mike because she thinks he simply hates her, Mike will eventually lose interest in pursuing her friendship.

It’s just an inadvertent cycle ;_;

New Girl January 3, 2012, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #205080

Huh… I guess commenting now is kinda pointless, but this is just so.. ironic considering what Mike’s said and done lately. It’s just… wow…

Phyrebat January 7, 2012, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #210604

Lucy wasn’t too far fetched about Mike hating her.

Nik Nak February 27, 2012, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #220739

Nevertheless you wouldn’t say Mike really hates Lucy at this point. So why… :question:

Cavara July 3, 2012, 10:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #225790

This is where i really began to despise Mike….he’s such an ***

Lea August 18, 2012, 11:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #231591

“Hi I’m lucy BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

BAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

baw” that is comedy gold! HA HA HA HA HA!

Cloud Chaser the Brony October 19, 2012, 5:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #238964

And it is at this exact page that I go from sympathising with Mike to hating him.

I mean before I could understand why he’d say no, but he doesn’t have to act like a total jerk to Lucy, especially since she didn’t do anything to him.

Sambo February 17, 2013, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #239201

late post, but whatever XD

Ive always had this feeling that Mikes internal conflict is more based upon that its not that he doesnt feel anything for Lucy, but he just cant believe that her feelings are sincere. He seems more convinced that she just thinks her “dependence” on him is love. I believe that if she had proven herself more not only on her feelings but her emotional stability, he would have been shaken a bit more and undecisive to actualy reject Lucy on spot.

Rikachu February 20, 2013, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #244129

This is exactly how the relationship between me and another another girl is right now.

Daze April 28, 2013, 3:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #261529

Okay, so he doesn’t love her back. Fine. But telling her he’s tired of babysitting? When he’s been just as dependent and into the friendship as she is, despite pretending and saying otherwise?
That’s kind of sadistic. Like, again. If you know she’s in a bad place and needs help, rather than keeping your feelings quiet and then exploding and then telling LUCY she needs to be honest, maybe cut the bull? Maybe stop telling yourself that Lucy is a bully because she’s rough around the edges? Maybe not play the victim all the time? Jesus. You don’t have to love her, but you don’t have to be a total ******* either.

KKslider October 9, 2013, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #262214

Going a whole YEAR without drama? in BCB??? Dream on XD

Sambo October 15, 2013, 11:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #267670

C’mon Mike, don’t be a jerk, Mad Lucy :unsure:

PurpleSun November 24, 2013, 11:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #267713

now THAT was really stupid of Mike.

Tails November 25, 2013, 6:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #290875

Get the **** over yourself, Mike.

Arc December 3, 2014, 10:54 PM EST.

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