53. Another Shoulder, page posted 2/15/10

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Comment ID #733

Not having a problem with daisy here at all.

IT’S MIKE.

Xetch February 19, 2010, 2:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #734

Mike has all the right to not chase Lucy. He loves Sandy, end of discussion.
And Daisy is specially irritable here, shut up stupid cat,lol =D

Ana (aka Knux-the-Killer) February 19, 2010, 6:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #735

awwwwwwwww mike is finally growing some nd showing his true feelings.I love the last two pannels,shows how much mike has change and is becoming distant :/

also Daisy…daisy,why are you calling mike a a jerk when she is the one that made that hole thing happen?

seadogs123 February 19, 2010, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #736

Thrs harsh what mike did but then avian he his just voicing his feelings:(

Mezmo February 19, 2010, 8:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #737

Well, I do feel bad for Lucy.. Mike doesn’t have to be such a jerk. I agree with Daisy on this one >.

SilverKitten February 19, 2010, 9:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #738

Agreed with Ana

Did people just forget that Sandy exists? Or that there was a whole ARC that was all about Mike trying to find her and then finally call her??

Honestly Lucy has never been nice to Mike. She’s shot him down a number of times before and given him mixed signals. Why should Mike care if she’s “trying” now?

SqueezyCheese February 19, 2010, 9:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #740

Mike isn’t really the best friend anyone would want… Actually, I’d hate to have him as a friend. :/ Just cuz, under all the kitty cuteness, he can be a “jerkity jerk jerk”.

SereneHeaven February 19, 2010, 10:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #741

Part of me can see where Mike is coming from, and another part of me sees where Lucy is coming from.

Mike’s situation- Many times he’s been nice, and time again he’s been jerked around. So I see how he could feel isolated at this point because everyone is gaining up on him.

Lucy’s situation- She professed her love for him, after just realizing HERSELF how she feels. She only saw Mike as a friend until now, only to be hurt when she realizes that he truly sees the love between him and Sandy.

Now… This is my opinion on the situation about Sandy and Mike comes in…

I had my aunt and a friend go through a long distance relationship… and both times it ended horrible, the guy cheated on them and they found out the up most god awful way. Granted, I’m not saying it’s not going to be the same with Sandy, she seems sweet enough not to have that happen to Mike like that. But truth to be told, Relationships in that manner don’t usually work half the time.

Also, Mike is forgetting that yes, Lucy may be a bitch, but they really did grow up together, and they know each other better then Mike and Sandy know each other over the years. And Daisy? I actually think she understands this better then anyone right now, even though she doesn’t realize it right this very moment.

I don’t know, I may be looking into the relationships too deeply, but that’s how I see it.

Merdragon February 19, 2010, 11:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #742

*Waves her Daisy flag*

I agree with Daisy here. Mike was being a jerk.

EJ February 19, 2010, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #743

Sorry to Word of God on you all..

Daisy doesn’t mean “chase her” as in “FORGET ABOUT SANDY AND DATE LUCY”, she means “APOLOGISE FOR UPSETTING HER AND BE A BIT MORE GENTLE ABOUT PUTTING HER DOWN”. Just because you’re taken doesn’t mean you have leeway to be mean to those that “lost in the race.” I’m pretty sure Daisy understands that, she WAS rejected by Mike! She didn’t take it too hot either.

So yeah, nobody forgot Sandy exists. And while Mike has been lovely and tactful and racked up his “mean points” until now, he should be kind of be aware that Lucy is insane and dependent. *punched*

Taeshi February 19, 2010, 1:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #744

Yeah the least Mike could do is apologize.. sheesh.

Sunshine February 19, 2010, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #745

Is today big comment Fay or what but igree with tashie on this one even though mikes being a jerkity jerk jerk

Mezmo February 19, 2010, 3:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #746

I was viewing this today in class and my friend happened to peek over my shoulder. She was reading and suddenly burst out laughing about the “jerkity jerk jerk.” Next thing I know, she’s apparently using it now. Ahhh, the wonders of BCB. Anyway, I still think Daisy is super cute in this. ;w; I have to side with Souppy!

amber February 19, 2010, 3:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #747

Panel 8 Daisy is definitely the hottest she’s ever been.

SuitCase February 19, 2010, 4:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #748

i agree with daisy. i used to like mike alot. now i hafta say i kinds dont like him. at all. he is a jerkity jerk jerk.

hannah February 19, 2010, 4:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #749

Amber: if your firend liked that than madey you could get her into BCB and Daisy does lood good in panel 8

Mezmo February 19, 2010, 5:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #750

I pretty much am siding with Mike on this one. I think it’s best that they wait as long as they feel to really talk all of this out and such. It’ll happen eventually.
I also side with Souppy! Daisy is adorableeeeeeee C:!
LOL poor Abbey looks awkaaard.

Carma February 19, 2010, 5:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #751

Also poor Abey cuaght In the middle of this but it looks like he’ s the only sensible one. Mabey those therapy lessons have helped him with desicions like this?

Mezmo February 19, 2010, 5:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #752

hahahahahaha jerkity jerk jerk! Poor Abbey

Greenpool75 February 19, 2010, 6:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #753

That and Sandy’s dad is a mob bo-

I actually applaud Daisy here for having some guts to try and get Mike to apologize. In this situation I would have just sorta pretended I didn’t exist. Like Abbey!

Agentwebdog February 19, 2010, 11:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #756

I’m going with Mike here :U
Daisy’s makin’ it worse.
It can be annoying to always be nice, and ALWAYS be there. For someone realy dependant. Especially if they continously need you. It’s tiring, and you can only put on a good face for so long, until you’ve had enough. Plus he just gets treated like crap after, so it’s more irriating.

Just a Fan February 20, 2010, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #833

evil eye in panel 11

jmiles February 25, 2010, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #2411

Jerk jerk jerkity jerking jerk jerk-o jerk-jerk! Mad Lucy

Solario the Visored April 2, 2010, 4:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #3593

I’m starting to hate this comic.

??????? April 11, 2010, 6:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #4457

I want to stomp Mike.

Zephyrion April 14, 2010, 9:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #7481

whoever thinks mikie should die say “i”

bored April 22, 2010, 11:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #7529

Looks like mike kinda felt bad about it…. though he looks too angry to care to follow her :/
Kinda sucks that daisy pushed them to talk though =( not nice at all, xD

Kariz April 23, 2010, 12:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #9594

i hope he gets a holy god almighty falcon punch from hell

bored April 28, 2010, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #9595

that was a oxymoron

bored April 28, 2010, 2:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #21401

i

also i agree with ???????

Idiot May 13, 2010, 8:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #29214

@bored

Somehow, I don’t think that Mike’s death would mitigate the situation.

:/ May 27, 2010, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #39986

Mike just makes me so angry I don’t even know how to express it anymore. Legally express it, anyway.

Rock Kenaro June 8, 2010, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #43943

Despite how I would agree with Daisy in this case…it wouldn’t help whatsoever if he chased her. All in all, it would only make the situation worse. Sure, she’d be happy that he comforted her, but then she’d realize that it wouldn’t matter, because she could never have him.

Tsukaiz June 14, 2010, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #56744

yay daisy is back to normal yayyyy i think daisy is my fave girl character now :3

Aly July 7, 2010, 7:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #62354

Is it possible to throttle a webcomic character? ‘Cause if so I want to *talk* to Mike….

Larathin July 21, 2010, 10:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #65634

Well actually, I find Daisy rather adorable here xD

Daisy might not have gotten so angry if Mike had just said to them. “Look, it’s not that I hate her! I just…. I can’t talk right now. I need to go home.”

Instead he stayed silent and just glared. He didn’t even try to deny that maybe he does hate Lucy. Maybe he does hate her for completely changing up their friendship.

What he doesn’t realize is that it was his fault for Lucy having these feelings for him in the first place. He’s the one who tried to woo her since chapter one, and when she finally gives in and has that little kiss with him, he’s like “Oh wait…. I like Sandy, kthxbai.”

He does deserve some blame. Lucy may have done a lot, but he’s the one who handed her the shovel for the big mess-hole he’s in right now, and maybe even the one who made the first few digs.

Skygaze July 27, 2010, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #69651

Mike, I understand you love Sandy and are annoyed with everyone saying forget her, or anything of the like. But that gives you NO right to be an *******. Especially not to Lucy like that.

Skykitsune August 4, 2010, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #82190

You’re right, Skykitsune =/ I mean, she didn’t even start the fight this time! And judging from the look on her face when Daisy first pushed Mike into her a page or so ago, she was ready to talk it out, to put the situation behind her, behind them both.

But no, he wasn’t wanting to do that, now was he?

Skygaze August 26, 2010, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #92394

MIKE IS A BITCH. D8<
loljk
but still

someone_you_dont_know September 16, 2010, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #99469

Actually, funny thing happened to me before, too. I really liked this girl I was friends with for a couple of years, and I finally told her how I felt. I said LIKED liked her(I was 15, now I’m a mature 16), but that I’d try to stay friends. Sad thing is, it seemed she avoided me the rest of that year. Is it happening here, too? Did she have someone she liked that I didn’t know about?

Evan October 2, 2010, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #102257

Mike has become such an ***, but you really can’t blame him…..some how…….

Tstriker1 October 8, 2010, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #105041

TOLD YA HE WAS A JERK! THAT’S NOT MY MIKE. WHY DID MIKE HAVE TO DIE? I thought he’d mature… But he died, that’s why we only see a jerk on screen.

Luio October 13, 2010, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #109041

…Micheal is a dry, shriveled-up slice of meat…

RuBoo October 21, 2010, 10:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #110176

Guys… put yourself in Mike’s life.
All the long years he’s been insulted, and when he FINALLY gets his chance to be happy, people say he’s a jerk just because he wants to be happy!

I don’t know… If I was in Mike’s shoulders… I’d be really disappointed in everyone I know.

Lyucs October 23, 2010, 10:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #128826

Daisy is adorable.

Mike’s in the right, but I suppose he could be a little nicer about it.

OH WELL LUCY STILL TOOK HIM FOR GRANTED

*sunglasses*

SushiJaguar November 18, 2010, 3:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #130302

Gotta say Ana is right here, why is Mike a jerk for going after the girl he loves, he has given Lucy a lot, now he just wants to be with Sandy…Most people would probably do the same in that situation. People can’t be selfless ALL the time. WOW, I am saying this and for the most part I want Lucy and Mike to get together. Strange.

Dracain November 20, 2010, 8:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #137689

OH SNAP!! DAISY HAS GONE BERSERK! RUUUUUUUUUUN!!!

Uncle Bob December 20, 2010, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #138253

im crying right now…
huhuhu

cutel09 December 22, 2010, 10:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #141046

I HATE MICHEAL AS OF THIS MOMENT }:( :/

Dark Angel January 9, 2011, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #141265

McCain should pop out like he does and instead of giving his words of wisdom to Mike, he gives him a punch in the face then a word of wisdom.

Nonashu January 10, 2011, 12:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #142348

seriously, people. Give Mike a break. At least CONSIDER his position before completely hating him.

Baeleox January 17, 2011, 3:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #145395

I agree with Ana. If Mike wants to stay with Sandy, what’s the problem? Though he could’ve said no to Lucy in a nicer way, I have to say.

Rachel February 2, 2011, 9:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #146597

DFA February 10, 2011, 3:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #147602

Daisy is ******* me off right here. Ecspeccially since she’s being a total hypocrite. PAULO AND LUCY ARE MORE JERKY THEN MIKE, BITCH.

Kumimi February 14, 2011, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #148382

I’m totally with Lucy on this one. Mikie is being a JERKITY JERK JERK JERK JERK FRACKIN’ JERKFACE.
Sure, you have a girlfriend, but seriously. No need to be such a dick.
…Jerkface.
-_-

Ali February 18, 2011, 7:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #149526

did every one forget that all the times lucy hit for no reason and he stayed with her hell did u guys forget the cliff were he pretty much gave his life for her not to meniton if she gave in earlier she would of had him. also after all the crap he gets he still friends with lucy and after over a year of being in a long distance relationship with sandy never cheated and proablly talks to her daily now thats loyality if lucy does get him and would never cheat on her.:unsure:>:O

flood February 25, 2011, 3:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #152857

This page is what made me like Paulo N Lucy better than MikexLucy.

Teracotta March 22, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #155007

I actually really like Daisy here! She’s acting like an awesome friend. And Mike’s being a jerkity jerk jerk. I mean, we know she loves Sandy and all, but why must he act so cruel to Lucy?? Is he mad because she loves him? He suddenly notices the way she is and gets angry by it? He’s the one that has been defending the way lucy is all this time!
I don’t get it.

V April 1, 2011, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #157211

Jerkity jerk jerk?
Really Taeshi why?

Hinochi April 17, 2011, 7:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #160106

Mike is definitely doing the right thing. He is finally listening to his feelings and not letting anyone push him around. It seems unfair that all of them are siding with Lucy, though. I like Abbey more since he seems to feel for Mike in this one. All Lucy has ever done is be mean to him and abuse him all his life, of course he would stay with Sandy. Although Lucy is trying, it is not going to make up for all those years of abuse. I side with Mike 110% he is finally sticking up for himself, good for you dude. MikexSandy FTW! :D

KillerCobraZ117 May 5, 2011, 7:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #161284

are you kidding me?!?

i totally agree with daisy for a change!!!

go daisy!!!

hey its meh lolz May 14, 2011, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #161285

and yes mike is acting like a jerk but he has his rights and i support sandyxmike because i support happy relationships that should continue for a life time <3
though, that is just harsh… first, reject her, make fun of her, act like a jerk to her, betray her, embarrass her and then make her regret telling the truth, hell ever living!! lucys trust for people is going to die out for good now… mike promised to always be by her side, and now he just abandons her because of sandy… pffft how stupid o:<

hey its meh lolz May 14, 2011, 1:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #162558

I agree that it’s nice that Mike is standing up for himself after years of constant abuse, and I respect that, but the problem is that he’s dumping down on Lucy WAY TOO HARD WAY TOO FAST. He goes from best friend to sticking a knife into Lucy’s heart in a matter of only a few chapters. When they were falling down the pit during the vacation arc, Mike pushed her up to be caught by David (speaking of David, where is he when you need him?), but then later on, acted like he regretted doing that.

The reason that Lucy and Daisy are so upset is because Mike changed too quickly. They aren’t used to his behavior that way, and that’s why their upset. I still side with Lucy. Mike is an *******.

Panel 5-8: Some of my favorite imagery throughout the whole series.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy May 21, 2011, 11:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #166157

i hope sandy ****ing drops dead

Darkpillz June 8, 2011, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #166862

Ya know I understand that Mike Loves sandy and all but like other people have said before, Mike Is being too harsh too fast twords the whole Lucy thing. I mean we really don’t know a whole FK about sandy… Mike prolly knows more about Lucy than Sandy Jeez…. He just mad and confused cause he dosen’t know how to respond or react to the current situation. I don’t hate Sandy I’m just mad he won’t move on… Lucy reminds me of Helga form hey Arnold where she is a Evil Bitch to him and always calls him Football Head. But secretly loves him and proboly will never will become a couple… She always being a Bitch because she is confused and dosen’t know how to tell Mike she loves him. Its a Vicious cycle that just caused Lucy to loose mike as a potential boyfriend and even worse as a friend.

BlackStealth08 June 13, 2011, 2:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #167057

Abbey and Mike’s past arguments and conversations make that look they gave each other extremely meaningful… O.o

Kritanakom June 13, 2011, 11:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #170092

I…I KNEW IT I KNEW IT ALL THE TIME! I WROTE IN ANOTHER PANEL A WHILE AGO THAT MIKE WAS A JERK AND PAULO NOT….AND I WAS RIGHT!!!!!! :D

altoughh they where a cute couple -.-

I finnaly got it June 30, 2011, 4:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #171659

Cmon, dont be afraid to curse. ;)

Jake July 9, 2011, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #172580

After this… I concluded i am a combination of Mike, Augustus, and McCain.
Quite scary isn’t it?

APerson July 14, 2011, 2:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #173002

I am completely on Mike’s side here. I mean, consider Mike’s feeling for ONE SECOND here. Lucy has been a bitch and treated him like **** on the sidewalk all of his life. Why should he just consider her feelings all of a sudden just because she figures out she loves him now? He has been almost completely selfless and put up with her **** for YEARS and still does now. She starts most of the ****,too. Everyone says to consider her feelings, but does anybody consider Micheal’s feelings? Nope. Everyones on Lucy’s side. It’s Micheal’s choice on whether he wants to make his life better or make it worse, not Lucy’s or anyone else’s. He may have loved her at some point, but SHE rejected HIM, he had to move on at SOME point. And he did. SO GET OVER IT! I actually applaud Mike for standing up for himself and becoming independent, making his own decisions for once. You can’t really blame him for that. ***Spoilers*** And if that isn’t enough to convince you, she decides to use Paulo as a rebound. How pathetic is that? She was in the heat of the moment and the idiot almost has sex with Paulo, trying to use the poor kid as a replacement for Mike! I mean, come on! If she can do that, then Mike should have the right to be with Sandy even more now. ***Spoiler End*** I seriously just think people are taking her side because she is a girl, and she should get more rights because of that, or some ****. As much as it seems here, I don’t hate Lucy. I just think that she made her choice a long time ago. Now, she is feeling a taste of her OWN medicine. Not trying to be over dramatic here, just expressing my opinion. Great comic by the way! Lol. It was kind of pointless typing this, knowing they will probably end up together anyway. >_>

Flame-LoneWolf July 17, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #173003

Sorry if some of you people had to read ALL of that. <_< ‘

Flame-LoneWolf July 17, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #173894

Thanks, Flamey. I like MikexLucy but we seriously need perspective here.

Luke July 24, 2011, 4:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #174349

@ Luke
I’m happy someone agrees with me. 8-)

Flame-LoneWolf July 26, 2011, 7:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #175010

I just love how everyone instantly hates Mike for this. “WHAT? YOU REJECTED A GIRL WHILE YOUR STILL IN A RELATIONSHIP? YOU MONSTER!” It doesn’t matter if she was on the moon, mike wouldn’t stop liking Sandy; or at the very least, wouldn’t break up with her without doing it in person. Everyone needs to settle down here :x

Bro-man July 31, 2011, 11:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #175642

@Flame-LoneWolf— Man, I agree with everything you said here. But still, I think that Mike could have dealt with it better.

Flara August 4, 2011, 7:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #177137

@Flara
I guess you have a point there. :unsure: But there really is only so much a man can take, I should know for being a man myself. ;) Mike was kind of an *** for once, though. He started it this time(well Daisy did, anyway :/ ). The kind of pressure he was put under would **** me off too, though, to be honest. XD

Flame-LoneWolf August 15, 2011, 5:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #179351

The only time Mike doesn’t suck is when he’s being himself rather than a ‘nice guy’. It’s all anyone should ever do. Big ups, normal Mike.

David August 29, 2011, 5:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #180646

She abused him for years. Then confesses her love. He is not thrilled.

This does not make him the bad guy, as unrealistic and doomed as his whole Sandy thing obviously is to everyone but him.

What was he supposed to do? “Oh, you have treated me like fertilizer while also clinging to me with a death grip and now you want to up the ante by declaring your love for me? That makes me SO HAPPY. ”

She’s done absolutely nothing even vaguely nice to him to even make him like her as a friend, let alone a lover.

You get back what you put out, people.

Fruvous September 5, 2011, 2:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #180750

@Fruvous— agreed 100%. But I really think that the comic is gonna end up with these two together, as much as I want MikexSandy. ._.

Flara September 6, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #183296

Same here. Even if it takes something as horrific and contrived as Alejandro murdering Sandy in cold blood. Yeah…

Luigifan September 27, 2011, 9:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #185474

Wow… Mike went from cool, to an idiot that couldn’t tell what he had, to a piece of ****.

FireflyFuneral October 13, 2011, 3:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #210899

OMG

ema March 3, 2012, 6:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #213459

The **** is Mike’s prob!? Kin I kick him in the ******? Seriously, I admire Lucy for telling him how she feels, but why does he have to drag things on with Lucy? He loved Lucy first! Why the heck does Sandy have to come in? The little bitch is just ruining the relationship. Hey, where the heck is Lucy?

MikeHater443 April 2, 2012, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #213710

Make up. Like in chp. 48 where they apologize to each other for fighting. God this is so terrible.

Shiva April 5, 2012, 11:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #217336

Gotta say, don’t think Mike is being the jerk here. He doesn’t HAVE to love anyone if he doesn’t want to.

Meep May 25, 2012, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #220740

I agree with Souppy, Daisy IS totally adorable here! (she often is tbh).
I think Abbey’s face in the last panel is just perfect! Considering the past events, he wouldn’t dare to say anything to Mike, but he looks like he’s trying to give him a “you know she is right, bro” stare while carefully keeping any sign of blame from it…
jerkity jerk jerk!

Cavara July 3, 2012, 11:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #242585

Contrary to what the comments say, Mike isn’t a “jerk”…. Or atleast, not on perpose(?)….. You guys need to stop being so hard on him.

Tekurin April 6, 2013, 2:24 PM EST.

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