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Man it is weird not having buffer so pages do not update automatically update because we have not put it in the database and we fell asleep due to jetlag. OH WELL YOU GET A PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE MIKE.
Ooooh… this could be bad…
Noogai June 27, 2011, 2:38 AM EST.
It was about 10pm, and I went to the bedroom knowing I had to upload the next page. They were all on the desktop without any organisation, just the default names like Scan 1.psd, Scan 2.psd. So I asked Veronica who was lying on the bed which one was the right one to post, but she was so sleepy she didn’t respond. I tried to work out which was right and gave up, because this page doesn’t seem to flow on from the last one directly. Also, she didn’t even write a page comment anyway!
So I laid down and went to sleep. Now it’s 2:38 AM and I woke up and I picked the page that looks like the one that follows. I really can’t remember.
SuitCase June 27, 2011, 2:38 AM EST.
Boy, did the mood for LucyxAugustus take a turn or what?
Awesome McCoolname June 27, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.
OH BOY i was waiting for this. Will Mike step in? We shall seeee…
Brodello June 27, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.
They’re both Pathetic.
spidren June 27, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.
Yay Update! Awww there’s a picture of Amaya when there’s no comments, so cute.
Anyway, yep. You are a douche, Mike. She can talk to anyone she wants.
V June 27, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.
okay, no need to explain this one really
just as Mike said, hanging out with a rapist just to get some attention, Lucy really IS pathetic
Shadowman June 27, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.
Lucy, I love you so much, but even I must ask…. WHAT THE BLOODY HELL ARE YOU DOING?! This has been a public service announcement.
G.S.Mercs June 27, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.
And lucky refresh, I guess.
And apparantly Lucy didn’t hit that… well, it is more of a dramatic comic, not an action one.
And Paulo’s plans… always infallible
? June 27, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.
Mike, whats your problem?? Can not be with her or wihout her… Make up your mind!!!
Sorry about my english…
Helen June 27, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.
Awesome! I totally agree with Mike, Lucy is acting weird.
KillerCobraZ117 June 27, 2011, 2:44 AM EST.
ohohoho~ Jealous Mikie?
ZombieHat June 27, 2011, 2:44 AM EST.
Looks like it’s several pages ahead.
Marshmallow June 27, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.
a couple things:
1. wheres Tess??
2. Something gonna go down between Jazz and Paulo because he asked to hang out and she said well…
3. and what ever will happen between Mike and Lucy
Leo June 27, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.
Crap, I got here when there weren’t any comments…. And the” post of a comment” thing wasn’t showing up…
ANYWAYS, Lucy’s got a friend~
RavenHeart98 June 27, 2011, 2:46 AM EST.
Wow this is the earliest I’ve every commented. Ah Mike is not fooled by Lucy’s cry for help…yet.
Butters June 27, 2011, 2:46 AM EST.
It’s not what it looks like! Honest!
Why do you even care Mike?
Zoe Stellan June 27, 2011, 2:46 AM EST.
Titanium Dragon June 27, 2011, 2:48 AM EST.
C’mon Mike, you don’t want Lucy around anymore, remember?
KiwiKoala June 27, 2011, 2:49 AM EST.
Lmao what bug crawled up his butt? Apparently Lucy can’t hang out with guys anymore.
Anonymus June 27, 2011, 2:49 AM EST.
This was bound to happen.
Blue Sly June 27, 2011, 2:49 AM EST.
I love how Mike’s first thought on her making a new friend is “She’s so pathetic”.
Gone a long way from when you wanted her to have more friends, eh?
Sounds to me like those eyes are green for more than just good looks.
Titanium Dragon June 27, 2011, 2:50 AM EST.
lucy and augustus. They banged, the ultimate conclusion of whenever lucy gets angry.
meowwowo June 27, 2011, 2:51 AM EST.
Ohohoh! Mike’s face in the second-to-last panel is hilarious. X3
KiwiKoala June 27, 2011, 2:51 AM EST.
oh lordy lord…XD
interesting..they look like they’ve found some middle ground :3 though Mike looks either jealous or disgusted..not sure which
Moviefreek June 27, 2011, 2:51 AM EST.
No Mike, what’s sad is she’d rather hang with Augustus than be around you.
Qsandas June 27, 2011, 2:54 AM EST.
LucyxAugustus Are So Cute TogetherIn The 4th Last Panel
Coldcrush June 27, 2011, 2:54 AM EST.
Wait isn’t Lucy flipping Augustus off in the last panel… o_o
Because all her fingers except the middle are down…
Anonymus June 27, 2011, 2:56 AM EST.
That must hurt for Mike! I mean, it probably looks like Lucy replaced Mike, with Augustus, the one who tried to “rape” Daisy! Her best freind for, what, ten years, got replaced by a guy who tried to rape a freind…
Noogai June 27, 2011, 2:57 AM EST.
Lol, that fail follow-up page. Get some rest guys, so y’all can do correct updates ‘n’ stuff next time lol.
twalker500 June 27, 2011, 2:59 AM EST.
0_0 how old is everyone? Can u tell me Taeshi on my email or phone. Phone=419-956-9012 firstname.lastname@example.org. It would mean a lot to me.
DylanJamesHauser June 27, 2011, 3:00 AM EST.
Looks like Mike is experiencing the Controller mentality: He’s filled his head with so much undeserved self esteem he thinks he can just rule over everybody. First he just gets upset when he realizes the women he wanted in the past have moved on, the constant thought of people “needing” him has tainted his mind, and will attempt to regain that control with those women, (i.e. Lucy). When the entire process fails he will then attempt to push his jealousy and negative emotions onto Sandy resulting in the imminent breakup. Then realizing that he can’t have Lucy or Sandy he’ll try to make due with another female however the process is slow and Mike’s patience will wear thin resulting in violent verbal outbursts when rejected, leaving a sad lonely, socially marked boy.
All according to plan.
Guyvaan June 27, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.
Mike, listen, if you’re not going to talk to her while she’s feeling crazy, she’s going to find anyone. They can spar wits together and you can just continue to ignore her. I would like to see this little friendship and Mike’s (jealousy?) continue.
Isadora June 27, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.
So this might be the wrong page?
darkwolf328 June 27, 2011, 3:02 AM EST.
lol someones jealoussss
meep June 27, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.
@DylanJamesHauser I hope that’s not your real number you just gave out online.
Blur June 27, 2011, 3:06 AM EST.
I really like the look of Amaya’s face in this page.
Mac June 27, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
Pathetic? Mike, I thought you didn’t even greet Lucy on her birthday? For awhile I really did think he just forgot about her. Ah well.
Aika June 27, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
@DylanJamesHauser- I wouldn’t recommend blurting out your phone number on the Internet. Just look at the ‘About’ page, it has all their ages.
I don’t think Mike is jealous. He’s probably worried about Lucy hanging out with the “one who tried to rape Daisy”.
Lucy sure switches between male companions a lot.
Flara June 27, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
VanD June 27, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
Aw, Mike! U jelly? :3
Solario the Visored June 27, 2011, 3:08 AM EST.
Lol, Paulo would want to sell Mike’s phone.
Keninja86 June 27, 2011, 3:10 AM EST.
Twalker500: What the hell are you talking about? All the pages are done in advance, there’s already a set flow to them. Flying on a plane does not change the content of the page, just the update time.
DylanJamesHauser: What Keninja86 said.
Taeshi June 27, 2011, 3:14 AM EST.
@blur this is my iPod# I’m not that stupid to give my number out online plus like it would matter I already got relit armorers calling so this is indeed my iPod # txt me
DylanJamesHauser June 27, 2011, 3:14 AM EST.
:0 wat a bummer everyone’s onder than me :’(
DylanJamesHauser June 27, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
He doesn’t care about her. (that was sarcasim.) he claims he loves sandy, yet he is jealous of Lucy hanging out with Augustus.
Oki June 27, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
I’m trying to remember if Mike and Augustus ever directly interacted…I don’t think they have. So all he would have to go by is how his friends described him, most likely Lucy, who doesn’t exactly hide the fact that she thinks he tried to rape Daisy.
And then he sees Lucy hanging out with him and acting like they were friends.
Aka, Mike has a good reason to be frustrated.
Awesome McCoolname June 27, 2011, 3:20 AM EST.
Does that blue text book in panel three say “History with cass” or “cats”? Have to look close at it…
@Awesome They have met before if I remember, but not directly.
Blue Sly June 27, 2011, 3:21 AM EST.
I’m sorry. I’ve been reading the comic a long time and I have to say one thing:
Mikey is a BITCH.
Malk June 27, 2011, 3:21 AM EST.
Cant have both mike…start the sexting and be happy.
Fluffy June 27, 2011, 3:22 AM EST.
Balls to you, Mike.
TRedD June 27, 2011, 3:23 AM EST.
umm… did i miss something? i was expecting lucy to go kill bill on ffcat. btw DylanJames Hauser, im guessing ur gonna need to change ur phone number and email in t-minus 48 hours lmfao!
2Cents June 27, 2011, 3:23 AM EST.
Comic: Very cool and as always thanks for even making this comic. You are the best Taeshi!!!!!!!!!!
Phone number: lol wut? I could insult the persons intelligence or age but the mere fact that he has an iPhone is enough I guess ( hehe joking ) But seriously, giving your number AND email addy out on the interwebs… you will get spam and phone calls like you will not believe. There is bots crawling over the web looking for phone numbers, email addresses and all kinds of sensitive data. This number can be used to punk you and even steal all kinds of info. My suggestion would be to change you number or ask Taeshi pretty please if they can remove it…
Antonie June 27, 2011, 3:24 AM EST.
Talk about the comic itself.
Taeshi June 27, 2011, 3:28 AM EST.
Jealous…. Mike is either stupid, jealous, bipolar, oooorrrrr…. Hes just a clever
Little jack-a** wait no that’s Paulo…. *shrugs* meh
Mike is a chuck Norris crossed with a power Puff girl on crack… -_- yup…
Hehe comment patroll taeshi? Hehe…
Miracle June 27, 2011, 3:28 AM EST.
I’m fine really like that’s an iPod not iPhone and like that’s just 1 in 20 email adresses like my charger for the computer is broken so I u this IPOD thing and FYI I’m 13 and prety stupid and polite so I wouldn’t want anyone to suffer consoquenseces for my actions. Besides Taeshi has other things to do than fix messes besides I barley use me phone
DylanJamesHauser June 27, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.
Shut up Mike. She can talk to the guy. Yeah he’s a huge douche, but hey your avoiding her like the plague so why should you even care?
>:I he’s being such an *******.
Ryan June 27, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.
DylanJamesHauser June 27, 2011, 3:32 AM EST.
Wait I’m confussled… It’s summer vacay right now right?? for most???? Why not in da comic?
Miracle June 27, 2011, 3:34 AM EST.
I hope I wasn’t this stupid once.
Jen June 27, 2011, 3:35 AM EST.
Oh, whatever, Mike…..
Anyway, I’m excited to see how the new “friendship” turns out. Honestly, Daisy’s reaction would be more interesting than Mike’s at this point (the boy can’t even decide to either ignore or be jealous for Lucy). SHE NEEDS MORE LOVE! Still loving the comic though, it’s always a joy to read! (I don’t think I ever commented, ever, so yay me! I finally did it! :3)
Subaru June 27, 2011, 3:36 AM EST.
@Jen Hey!!! Us teens ain’t that dumb… Well… Maybe jus a little biiit…
In this comic however… Holy ****.
Miracle June 27, 2011, 3:38 AM EST.
GAR! THIS is the exact reason I so detest Mike! Yes, he’s been through some ****, and sure, he and Lucy ain’t on great terms, but for God’s sake, he can be such a little ***! He’s so sure of himself and his own moral standing in the world, heaven forbid anyone else be allowed to live their lives and move on!
Is Augustus the healthiest choice for Lucy? Possibly, perhaps even probably, not. But he really has no right to judge anybody.
I realize the hypocrisy.
That said, to his credit, he’s got the good sense to keep it to himself.
Daeva June 27, 2011, 3:40 AM EST.
Wat u talkin bout did y’all know 2+2=22 and wats the two girls in the corner bottom left talkin bought
DylanJamesHauser June 27, 2011, 3:40 AM EST.
OH MY GOD PEOPLE CAN WE PLEASE HAVE SOME COMMENTS WITH MORE DEPTH THAN “lol mikes jelous” “stop being an ******* mike”
ANGRY June 27, 2011, 3:41 AM EST.
angry scares me and really they look evil like like to exited
DylanJamesHauser June 27, 2011, 3:44 AM EST.
@ angry… Not all of us have laptops… I have to type everything on my flippin iPod screen… XP so there u pansy lemme rephrase that since u scared dylan… U A DUCHE…
Like mike at the time. :p
Miracle June 27, 2011, 3:44 AM EST.
@miracle right it’s hard
Dylan June 27, 2011, 3:46 AM EST.
Oh great Lucy seems to be falling straight into Augustus EVIL ploys. hope she realize that he is not good for her physical and mental health
Hirock June 27, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.
I really hope that Augustus becomes a part of the gang.
Dusk June 27, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.
Pfft- at first I thought the speech bubbles around Augustus and Lucy were them talking. I’m so observant.
Augustus: Hey Lucy, you still wanna hang out tonight?
Lucy: Well….*flicks him off*
Purin June 27, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.
Oh, I’m sorry…did you want comments with depth and a well thought out critique of some kind on the story/art/etc.? Too bad. All you get is:
LOL MIKE UR SUCH AN ***
I’m honestly too perplexed at this point to know who likes whom, which person is relevant to the story (at this point in time), and even who the “villains” are.
But I will say that the character known as “Mike” started getting on my nerves when he started whining about everything, ever. Especially with that little “pathetic” quip, as if everything was all her fault and whatnot. It’s easy to forget that these characters are still only like 14 or so, and that they’re all capable of acting like…well…idiot children.
And that’s all there is to say. I shall now await patiently for the next page.
Wax June 27, 2011, 3:48 AM EST.
No kiddin… Hrrrrm I wonder wats in store for the LucyxAuggy fans out there… Oh how ****** those LucyxMike fans must be Muahaha… It’s fun to see people get fussy over deese situations.
Miracle June 27, 2011, 3:49 AM EST.
Wow wax… Firgin deep there dude… Firgin DEEP 0_0
Miracle June 27, 2011, 3:50 AM EST.
I’m like mike in a lot of ways I wine and blame a mean person for everything but it is his fault OMG my back hurts bad
Dylan June 27, 2011, 3:51 AM EST.
Why does Augustus look so… GOOD, here? (omg, i’m into cats ;;)
At this point, I don’t care if Lucy x Mike happens. I just… I won’t be able to take Augustus x Lucy.
(secret Augustus x Daisy fan)
Rureey June 27, 2011, 3:52 AM EST.
Am i the only one who has noticed that there arnt new incentives since 2 weeks?
is this wanted or just forgotten?
and for the comic, i am really curious what happens next
anonymus June 27, 2011, 3:54 AM EST.
Kind of abrupt I should say… I mean we left off last page with Augustus saying ‘I’ll never date you’ and now they are like WTF!
... June 27, 2011, 3:56 AM EST.
You know, in theory a stable, desired relationship should make one more emotionally secure and less interested in what others do or think. Mike… has a problem, and he calls others pathetic.
Also, those two actually look nice together. Stop calling him a rapist; you’re just being biased. At best he was being “assertive”.
EDIT isn’t Mike TALLER than paulo and Jazz?
Dext June 27, 2011, 3:58 AM EST.
obviously ffcat and lucy are hooking up but its all part of his devious plot. I feel ashamed to say this but i cant wait to watch augustus unleash his hell on lucy
2Cents June 27, 2011, 4:01 AM EST.
oh Mike, you goober, they just hate-buddies
ChewySmokey June 27, 2011, 4:04 AM EST.
Mike sure is short
Jake June 27, 2011, 4:07 AM EST.
Oh, oh, I get it! It’s a visual metaphor for how small a person Mike is
Good one Lady Tae!
Dext June 27, 2011, 4:18 AM EST.
MIKE!!! Just because she makes friends with guys maybe even more than girls, doesn’t mean she’s slutting around or anything! (I don’t think she should hang around with Augustus anyway though…_
NETrOE June 27, 2011, 4:20 AM EST.
Lucy hanging out with another dude. problem? *insert troll face here*
MemoryAnemone June 27, 2011, 4:23 AM EST.
oh mike… just admit your just jealous…~<3 lol
Leen619 June 27, 2011, 4:24 AM EST.
this shows that mike cares about lucy awwww
valentine June 27, 2011, 4:25 AM EST.
Jealous Mike??? Yeah he should’ve taken the chance when he could. But noooo, it’s all about SAAAAAAANNNDYYY who’s most of the time out of his reach…
Thiny June 27, 2011, 4:28 AM EST.
umn…yes mike. she can make friends. with guys. its a brand new theory.
Cheeto June 27, 2011, 4:30 AM EST.
The expressions in the comic are getting livelier with each page, loving Mike’s whole display of displeasements.
Jimmy Cardurr June 27, 2011, 4:31 AM EST.
I’m sorry, but Mike has NO reason to be ****** at Lucy AT ALL! He’s the one totally being a jerk to Lucy so go screw yourself Mike!
Unorez June 27, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.
Mike looks… so much younger when compared to Paulo. He actually looks like a kid now.
Also, jealous Mike is jealous. Huzzah! Maybe a breakthrough?
EtherSaga June 27, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.
I don’t know, see, Lucy and Augustus have been snarky with eachother thus far. And each time one of them insults the other they seem to take it in stride. In my opinion I think they’re both frustrated with their failed relationships (Both of them by coming onto their desired partner when the partner wasn’t ready). I think they both realize this to a degree and are willing to vent their frustrations at eachother making for a somewhat strong bond and commonground. Both Augustus and Lucy strike me as very similar personality wise in the fact that they both like to play the “I’m tough… but really I’m not.” roles. I don’t know if it will bud into a full blown relationship, but I can see this causing a rift in the group.
TLDR; Lucy and Augustus take out their frustrations on eachother and have similar character types and people are going to get ****** they’re hanging.
Agentwebdog June 27, 2011, 4:42 AM EST.
ho ho… is that jealousy i see mike
Thespianut June 27, 2011, 4:42 AM EST.
What a jerk… Mike you jerk!
Nyanko June 27, 2011, 4:43 AM EST.
They’re so cute together
Yoinkinator June 27, 2011, 4:46 AM EST.
Wow, I dont normally read the comments but there are such different takes on this whole situation its crazy interesting.
I personally don’t think Lucy is being pathetic (you meaniehead, mike!) but I think she’s just wanting someone who might understand her after losing the one person she thought might have.
reckless romantic June 27, 2011, 4:50 AM EST.
Mikey is just a butt. So what if Lucy hangs out with Augustus? She can have male friends other than her current ones.
RiNGO June 27, 2011, 5:01 AM EST.
I agree mike, even though you broke her heart into a million pieces it’s still pathetic that she is hitting on such a a*shole, what are you thinking Lucy!!!
101dkpopman June 27, 2011, 5:05 AM EST.
@RINGO wow…. You have a good point…
101dkpopman June 27, 2011, 5:06 AM EST.
I kinda agree with Mike in this one. KINDA. It sorta is pathetic of Lucy to be hanging around an evil person. Then again, Augustus is tricking Lucy (or at least that’s how I feel) so it’s not ALL her fault. But still, I have a bad feeling
NITWITT June 27, 2011, 5:10 AM EST.
Oh whatEVER Mike! If you’re going to completely stop talking to her for no damn reason, she can go to whoever she wants. It’s not your business anymore… YOU made it that way.
Kep. June 27, 2011, 5:11 AM EST.
Well, you know. Mike is acting as a douche and a selfish *******, but he does has motives since Lucy is just trying to find someone she can cling on as she did with Mike. But then again, it WAS Mike’s fault that she turned to be that way because of the solitary childhood yada yada. So Mike, drop dead~ Okay, Thanks Bye.
CoffeeCup June 27, 2011, 5:11 AM EST.
I guess Lucy’s vulnerable and needs someone to talk to… Mike’s being kinda mean calling her pathetic… But Lucy should know better too. Maybe Augustus will turn to be a nice person :] What was I talking about? AAAH SO MANY THINGS TO SAY
LikexMucy June 27, 2011, 5:17 AM EST.
Who was saying the “well…” if it was Lucy or agustus I think it wouldn’t matter, if it was that orange cat (With the name I forgot) it also wouldn’t matter… But could it be jasmine? If her and Paulo are having problems I’m going to be sad as hell
101dkpopman June 27, 2011, 5:22 AM EST.
Oh. Her name is Sue
101dkpopman June 27, 2011, 5:23 AM EST.
CoffeeCup June 27, 2011, 5:27 AM EST.
Mike has become a dick He refuses to give Lucy the time of day anymore, then he gets mad when she tries (or looks to be trying) to find someone else. And he called her pathetic here. C’mon, Mike! Stop chasing Sandy or get over it! It just doesn’t go both ways… I want to like Mike, but I really don’t like hypocrites. He did similar here http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c57/p31.html. Hoheh…
Also, no brutalized Augustus for you!
Hoheh June 27, 2011, 5:29 AM EST.
Geeze… Mike used to be so nice and calm. Now he could really use getting over himself.
Cirrus June 27, 2011, 5:41 AM EST.
Well for the most part Augustus is only a dick in reputation.
Eclypsia June 27, 2011, 5:47 AM EST.
This page makes one thing clear: Mike isn’t as over Lucy as he tells himself. That, or he just took to being a jerk. I prefer the former. People seemed certain Lucy would hit Augustus. See? Character development going unnoticed. Lucy is a lot better about violence these days than her detractors give her credit for.
Hoheh June 27, 2011, 6:15 AM EST.
And Mike becomes an *** once more.
Steve-O June 27, 2011, 6:26 AM EST.
Mike you douche
Elite June 27, 2011, 6:33 AM EST.
Thats kinda a-hole-ish mike
1337 C47 June 27, 2011, 6:37 AM EST.
I agree whit mike…i mean, paulo plan is never gona work (lulz) o yeah, leave him alone, is not his fault to not love lucy anymore (lulz X 2)
BTW: that “She´s so pathetic” actualy was a line, soooo, maybe, someone will hear it and start more drama whit cats (DUM DUM DUUUUM)
FenixWong951 June 27, 2011, 6:39 AM EST.
That was spot on. Girl I dumped suddenly cozy with the dick of the party (whether he is a nice guy under the dickishness is irrelevant) - pathetic. I see Mike trying to resolve the feelings he’s had for her, his desire to move on, and his attempt to ditch the nice guy routine. I’d like to see where he goes with this. Hope things pull through for him. I think Mike’s comment was pretty justified (but let’s wait for the action, eh).
Lucy’s justified too. The fact is, if you’re hurt, you go to strange lengths to heal yourself - find yourself bonding with people you never thought you could have. I’m still MikexLucy, and Lucy could be the most awesome person on the cast, but there’s a whole lot of hurt crippling that awesome that she can’t control.
Grim June 27, 2011, 6:41 AM EST.
You know what? Screw Mike. I want Lucy/Augustus~!
Whispe June 27, 2011, 6:43 AM EST.
Reading the comments here vindicates my feeling that females seem to love douches, as long as they look good enough.
Why would anyone like Augustus?
Confused June 27, 2011, 6:49 AM EST.
I kinda like the pairing augustusxlucy
Cookie June 27, 2011, 6:54 AM EST.
Augustus is the best cat male in BCB ever. Nuthin’ said.
Ana aka Knux-the-Killer June 27, 2011, 7:05 AM EST.
Actually I think they are perfect for each other |D Them both have a bitchy personality So why not?!
Mike…what the hell?! She doesn’t belong to you or something?! She can go with who-ever she wants… 8D
Oh and Sue’s so cute in this page <3
Not-Caring-Hoomin June 27, 2011, 7:08 AM EST.
Soooo, she is pathetic for not stalking you like a emo-zombie? Cool.
Man mike sometimes is such a NICE guy….
Arthorius June 27, 2011, 7:17 AM EST.
well finally a male cat that has got the balls to actually go toe to toe with Lucy and not be emotionally crippled. Paulo thought sweet and kind couldn’t take Lucy like that so he got a better girl for him. I think everyone is pairing up fine.
haters gonna hate but I like this
Born June 27, 2011, 7:17 AM EST.
Amaya is the best…
Doodleydoowop June 27, 2011, 7:18 AM EST.
Last page and how he tried to convince Daisy to believe in herself notwithstanding, why was Augustus a jerk again? Can we keep it to actual canon details? Lucy’s attitude is actually nice by default. As a self-defense mecganism, she acts abrasive. Neither of them have a particularly jerk-ish personality in current canon. Just saying.
In fact, Larken, Liam, and Amaya were hanging out in an earlier chapter. If nice folks like them hang out with Larken, how much of a jerk is he? Canonocity mysteries.
Hoheh June 27, 2011, 7:19 AM EST.
I know how Lucy feels. When I was dumped, I started dating this guy who wasn’t really a jerk, but definitely a creepy stalker type, just because he was the only guy who would talk to me. I didn’t come to my senses about it until a month later, and I regret doing what I did. But people get desperate when they’re hurting. Augustus came to Lucy and bickered with her, which seems to be the only form of communication that keeps her mind off how she’s feeling. It doesn’t surprise me that they’re getting chummy.
It also doesn’t surprise me that Mike is trying to hide his anger at Lucy finding a different male companion by insulting her. His nice guy persona deteriorated fast after Lucy confessed, and now I’m beginning to question whether it exists anymore.
Mattaki-chan June 27, 2011, 7:24 AM EST.
We were best friends for so long.
But that’s not good enough for me.
I know letting go of her feels wrong.
But you’re the one. Yes, I finally see.
Oh I just wanna forget that I’m feeling
So unloved by the guy I love.
I’m not used to being nice!
I tried and failed twice!
I’m tired of all of the ice!
I love you.
I know I made you wait!
And I hid my love in hate!
I’m sorry that I made you wait!
I love you.
Mini-Lucyroll. I was feeling minorly poetic or something.
Hoheh June 27, 2011, 7:47 AM EST.
Is… Mike jealous or somethin’? GOOD. *******. I hate him so much. >:|
Jessica U. Ingmann June 27, 2011, 7:49 AM EST.
lol look at agustus dat ***
rawr June 27, 2011, 7:50 AM EST.
Wow, Paulo grew up but Mike is still … little
wildfur June 27, 2011, 7:52 AM EST.
Well, you wanted Lucy to leave you alone and now you got it Mike. U mad?
2tailed_fox June 27, 2011, 7:53 AM EST.
I’ve read every single chapter and this is my first comment . I just wanted to say i love your work. I’m a dude 23 and u would think i wouldn’t like this but i do. The story and tone, pluse having 3 dimentional characters realy drew me in…..Not to mention the humor . In fact if they were not cats and humans instead i still think it would work. U seem to have a very good understanding of human behavior, er cat lol, and it shows. The emotions and different characteristics for each character shows your creativity. . As much as i hated highschool drama seeing it this way in your pages made me laugh, i think i’ve known all the characters at some point in my life. Any way keep up the great work i think you have real awsome talent, and can not wait to buy your book. Peace
Justsomecritic June 27, 2011, 7:53 AM EST.
clever Augustus playing hard to get
madrauk June 27, 2011, 8:03 AM EST.
Is it just me or is Lucy fondling Augustus’ tail?
Also, it seems that Augustus’ tail is partially uncoloured.
Teguki June 27, 2011, 8:04 AM EST.
In Mike’s defense, Lucy is flirting with Augustus, of all toms. Wasn’t he the one who was being pushy to Daisy?
Also, if she is doing it to show off to Mike, to try to make him jealous, then I find Mike’s reaction understandable as well.
Pete Bagheera June 27, 2011, 8:08 AM EST.
Augustus + Lucy = Angst shipping
random fan June 27, 2011, 8:11 AM EST.
I LIKE DEVELOPMENTS!
I LIKE THEM VEERY MUCH!
Lycan June 27, 2011, 8:12 AM EST.
To her detractors, Lucy’s true self is best seen in chapters 10 (page 2), 12, 25, 27, 44, 45, 48-53, and 63. The inner Lucy moments were many. Don’t screw with her friends. One of the only times she’s violent these days. Tizon wa selas. Hoheh. *bows*
Hoheh June 27, 2011, 8:18 AM EST.
OMFG YES AUGUSTUSxLUCY!!
WHY Y NO CONFRONT LUCY?!?!
Frerard_IS_reall!!! June 27, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.
Oh. Huh, well dat fail on my part. derp
twalker500 June 27, 2011, 8:32 AM EST.
Poor Mike. They make a hilarious tag team. Plus Auggy needs love too.
Sarcastic Spoon June 27, 2011, 8:34 AM EST.
Haha. Oh Michael, you’re jealous just because little lucy is hanging out with another cat. You claim to love SAAANDY, but in reality you are not over lucy.
Dumb cat, make up your mind. Either ignore Lucy and be with Sandy or give up chasing Sandy and (try to) be with Lucy.
BasketCase June 27, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.
Awwww Mikey, at least hear her out before jumping to conclusions. Ya silly boy, BUT HEY AT LEAST HE’S PAYING ATTENTION TO HER NOW SO YAY?
Leaving a Comment June 27, 2011, 9:04 AM EST.
Evil and Pissy make friends~
Anonymoose June 27, 2011, 9:11 AM EST.
is you faul mike T.T
mariel June 27, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.
Mike needs to learn to **** off. If he’s acted like he hasn’t cared about Lucy ever since she proclaimed her love for him, then he has no right to act insulted when she’s hanging out with someone else. *******.
Is Mike the only one who is seeing Lucy hanging out with Augustus? You’d think someone or another would see them and start freaking out. Oh ****…what if Daisy and Abbey see the two hanging out? This could get VERY messy! Abbey would ****ing lose his ****! AGAIN!
No real comment with Paulo, Jasmine, Sue, or Amaya. I like Amaya a lot and I’m glad we got to see her here, even if it was only for one brief moment.
NintendoSegaSonyGuy June 27, 2011, 9:15 AM EST.
Ugh seriously? Augustus and Lucy? Now I agree with Mike but instead of just pathetic, she’s getting to be a little more than just pathetic. Maybe Mike’s jealous, probably. But I would be mad too, since it just seems like she’s just went rebound, to yet another rebound. The first being Paulo which is his good friend, and now Augustus who hurt Daisy previously. Maybe Mike’s mad because she “rebounded” for a lack of a better word at the moment with a guy that really hurt one of their friends, Daisy. I mean MAYBE if it wasn’t Augustus he wouldn’t be as upset. I mean Mike’s not TOTALLY heartless. It’s not like he wants Lucy to be miserable her whole life, he’s just ticked because Lucy for one is always a jerk to him, and two she’s not really doing annything to stay buddy-buddy with him and if they were she’d probably still be all angsty and this would still happen anyway because she can’t per-say “hang” around him because she can’t take Mike being lovey-dovey with Sandy. But “Of all people she could start hanging out with, Augustus.” Something like that. Not saying Augustus is a bad guy, just from Mike’s point of view. He’s not so much of a nice guy. And this comment is too long. Oh snap someone expressing opinions!
Dotdotdot June 27, 2011, 9:16 AM EST.
Derp a herp derp. Mike is definitely jealous, but also certainly worried. And frustrated at the necessity of that worry. He thinks Lucy’s being taken advantage of, hence the “pathetic”.
Abeo June 27, 2011, 9:20 AM EST.
You know I can see mike helping Paulo for no reason. Just sayin
Wolf June 27, 2011, 9:26 AM EST.
Now you’re seeing it, Mike.
SushiJaguar June 27, 2011, 9:33 AM EST.
Okay, if it has to be LucyxAugustus then so be it. What ever ****** Mike off. I still want it LucyxPaulo but, that’s why I’m not the creator.
And, Mike, SHE’S not pathetic. YOU’RE pathetic for SAYING she’s pathetic. YOU were the one that let her PINE after you just about all your life. And now that she’s not trying to confide in you for a change, you get mad. GET OVER it. You’d think dating sweet Sandy would make a BIT of a better person. *******.
ArrowDynamic June 27, 2011, 9:38 AM EST.
For some people, it does seem to be Lucy/Augustus but I see it not as a romantic one, but friends. Augustus seems to tell Lucy as it is even though has a chance to get beat up by it, though it also seems the Lucy is comming into acceptance. Which I personally think would be best, judging by this page, Lucy seems more normal than she has in the previous chapter. Who knows, this could be something that Lucy needs right now, so I’m glad Lucy is starting to feel better. But this is just my opinion
VampireDarkAngel June 27, 2011, 9:39 AM EST.
Ah, yes. The vitrolic best buds. Aside from the point final fantasy cat is just trying to get in her pants and make her MORE insecure, still.
And oooooh looks like someones jeeeeeaaaaaaloooooouuuuuus.
MaishulIsThatGuy June 27, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.
haha whats the matter mikie? cant stand lucy being with augustus?
you dont seem to like augustus, why is that huh?
*sigh* it would be so cool if mikie was jelous of augustus
augustus looks awesome here.
macaron June 27, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.
GOOOOD! now i like LOVE augustus too much….. **** U MIKE! leave lucy alone with his new “friend” of hers!..
i used to love you too mike……. WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR LOVEE??! D’:
Cata :3 June 27, 2011, 9:48 AM EST.
U mad, Mike
Day~Day June 27, 2011, 9:51 AM EST.
Maishul June 27, 2011, 9:52 AM EST.
In my opinion,I don’t think Lucy is pathetic.She’s just looking for someone to talk to,since she isolates herself from most people,especially in her childhood.That someone used to be Mike but ever since she confessed to him,he’s been very cold towards her.Plus it frustrates me that Mike is saying Lucy is SO pathetic,yet he shouldn’t even care,she doesn’t belong to him.It was also him that caused her to be this way.Maybe if he looked at Lucy’s perspective he’d understand a little bit more.I’m also glad that Lucy is seeming to feel better,talking to Augustus They look like a good pair of friends. Although I have a bad feeling about what Augustus MIGHT do.
Lily June 27, 2011, 10:01 AM EST.
i think i find mike appalled in this page,not jealous,but that could be me thinking he would’nt be jealous in that sittuation
Rotciv557 June 27, 2011, 10:01 AM EST.
Mike thinks Lucy is pathetic, ‘cause he thinks Lucy only hangs with Augustus:
1. ‘cause she wants to make Mike jealous
2. ‘cause she wanna bang Augustus, ‘cause shes a bitch
Obiously he’s not right (as we all see by now)
Also, I think the chapter is named “Call Waiting” cause Lucy is waiting a call from Augustus to hang out or something…. im just saying.
Edit: @Lily Awwww! I so agree with you
Cata :3 June 27, 2011, 10:04 AM EST.
Wow Mike, wow. Way to be a jack-*** about it. It’s sad, he doesn’t own her, and it’s none of his business who she talks to. Talking to someone he doesn’t like doesn’t make her pathetic. But…if he doesn’t care about her, he wouldn’t care who she talks to right?
X-Rae June 27, 2011, 10:10 AM EST.
Oooh whats this? Do I sense jealousy?
Leon June 27, 2011, 10:13 AM EST.
we are on the way to seeing Augustusx Lucy soon….
anon June 27, 2011, 10:14 AM EST.
I completely forgot about the competition that Mike and Paulo are trying to achieve, l assume it may be important to the plot. For gosh sake Mike, don’t just jump to conclusions if you see Lucy hanging out with another guy, jumping to conclusions is possible the worst thing to do with anyone.
Darf14 June 27, 2011, 10:16 AM EST.
Shut UP, Mike. She’s trying to find a way to get over you. Can’t you just let her do that in peace??
xLoveandLightningx June 27, 2011, 10:19 AM EST.
Aw naw, this can’t be good, so far Augustus has been nothing but bad news for them, and he could make Lucy do anything he wants. Crossing my fingers twice so it ends well!
Bowdensaft June 27, 2011, 10:20 AM EST.
I dunno why this just hit me. But doesn’t Augustus have some sort of relationship with the guys that attacked Lucy, Mike, and the crew in the earlier chapters? Am I just dreaming there was some sort of connection there? Should i be worried?
Also, yeah I get what Mike is thinking. He sees Augustus as a means to fill the Mike sized hole he left in Lucy’s life. It’s sad really. It’s the whole “I no longer care about you, but I still judge your choices” thing. I have had many an old friend do that. It’s annoying.
yaoiqueen June 27, 2011, 10:25 AM EST.
Mike. She isn’t doing it for you. Shut up.
Meeps114 June 27, 2011, 10:26 AM EST.
I have a feeling Mike shouldn’t be so angry about this, even though I oppose AugustusxLucy. After all, you just dumped her and abandoned her, and then refused to acknowlage her existance. He knew she was quite fragile and dependent.
What the hell else did you expect her to do, Mike?! Commit suicid-… Oh Mike you *******.
Leon June 27, 2011, 10:27 AM EST.
Oh boy. I wonder what Mike will do.
wolfdragonful June 27, 2011, 10:29 AM EST.
I highly doubt that Augustus will be able to manipulate Lucy like he was able to manipulate Daisy. Daisy is very impressionable and easy to sway because of the fact she lacks self confidence. On the other hand Lucy lacks a lot of self confidence but she makes up for it by having a rather large brick wall to keep people out of her little world so she doesn’t get hurt. If Augustus tries to manipulate her she is likely to laugh at his face… and then secretly wonder whether he was right and try not to let it bother her, cause she knows he is trouble.
As for Mike, he’s being a stupid jerk right now… honestly he’s getting jealous and worried about Lucy immediately after shoving Sandy in her face? I hope he confronts her about Augustus, just so she can tell him off about the bit with Sandy and punches him and kicks him a few times. He deserves it so badly for acting like this!
GracefulSerenity June 27, 2011, 10:29 AM EST.
Dammit Mike. Augustus is bad news. TALK TO HER.
Also, Mike is gonna start missing Lucy when he stops being so angry with her, so distancing himself now is not gonna make that any easier.
Balfred June 27, 2011, 10:29 AM EST.
“I dunno why this just hit me. But doesn’t Augustus have some sort of relationship with the guys that attacked Lucy, Mike, and the crew in the earlier chapters? Am I just dreaming there was some sort of connection there? Should i be worried?”
At some point we see Augustus talk with some shady guy about trying to lure Lucy and her friends into a trap of some sort.
It is safe to assume it’s the punks they had a fight with a while ago but that is still just a theory at this point.
Gabrielle June 27, 2011, 10:30 AM EST.
Ah yes the age old story of the guy that gets hired to trap/kill them but then falls in love with the heroine and betrays the bad guys at the last moment or perhaps earlier.
But then we LIKE that so don’t disappoint us!
Antonie June 27, 2011, 10:39 AM EST.
Jinkies! You just might be on to something there Gabrielle!
Purin June 27, 2011, 10:39 AM EST.
People in the comments seem ready to jump Mike for absolutely nothing these days.
It’s not the fact that Lucy’s hanging out with other people that makes Mike exasperated, it’s who she’s hanging out with: Augustus, somebody she decried as a rapist and a molester for half the story, and more than likely told Mike of that, if not all her friends, and is now acting all buddy-buddy with him. Since Mike’s impression of Augustus is no-doubt negative, I actually see a lot of worry in what he says inbetween the frustration.
Awesome McCoolname June 27, 2011, 10:43 AM EST.
He’s called Jazz? OMG he’s called Jazz!!! That’s EPIC!!!!!!!
Fortunos June 27, 2011, 10:46 AM EST.
I think Augustust is “poking” her with his tail and she grabbed it and that is why she’s giving him the finger
Antonie June 27, 2011, 10:51 AM EST.
History with cats win
Zan'Graxee June 27, 2011, 10:56 AM EST.
WOW, she’s hanging out with someone, so what, Mike?
I freaking hate Mike so flipping much.
m3w June 27, 2011, 10:57 AM EST.
It’s not a theory. Re-read the comic and try paying attention this time, you pillock.
SushiJaguar June 27, 2011, 10:57 AM EST.
I honestly think Mike is just mad. I believe he’s one of those guys at school who thinks he’s ‘growing up’ before his friends and thinks he knows everything.
She’s just talking to him. If anything, she’s getting the truth rather than spurring onslaught stories about him being a rapist for years. Maybe no one knows the real story?
Amber June 27, 2011, 11:05 AM EST.
This SO remembers me about someone… its the same friggin story, just that in real life, Augustus is a girl, and she is not an *******. Appart from that, its the SAME story gawd dammit
El-Mery June 27, 2011, 11:06 AM EST.
Dangit Mike, you’re so STUPID. Personally I think Lucy and Augustus actually look nice together (and it’s nice to see Lucy smiling… sort of smiling xP ). I can totally see them hanging out together, still insulting each other but *without* all the intent to harm. Good times.
But geez Mike. You’re like “Well I’m just gonna talk about how in love I am with my girlfriend in front of my crush, because I don’t even think about her feelings at all! Wheeeee I’m so cute! … What’s this?! She’s hanging out with some hooligan?! OH NO. Mike is MAD. I shall punish her later for this with my passive aggressiveness, because I really haven’t hurt her enough yet!”
On a side note, I love Paulo’s happy “Ahh!” and insta-blush xP
Kaytay June 27, 2011, 11:08 AM EST.
im sooooo serious they should date they are sooo cute together
/lucy and augustus/
breauna June 27, 2011, 11:14 AM EST.
You know, if you think about Auggie talked to Lucy first right? And she’s just trying to figure him out, and has someone who she can fight with in a friendly way again. I like this little thingy they have going on. x3 And Mike can shut up, I mean, I get he’s probably thinking “She’s hanging with a villain? How low can she get?” but he doesn’t know what’s going on. Every time she’s with a guy, people automatically assume they’re ‘together or something’……-_-“”
BunBun June 27, 2011, 11:15 AM EST.
Is mike talking about Lucy in the last pannel
Catalina loves Paulo June 27, 2011, 11:18 AM EST.
Damn you Augustus, you hot little *******. x)
Sam June 27, 2011, 11:22 AM EST.
@yaoiqueen yeah I noticed that too, I think he may have something up his sleeve for Lucy..hopefully he changes his mind or something
Moviefreek June 27, 2011, 11:22 AM EST.
She is not just with him. Look closely, she is flipping him off. Mike knows that she is doing the same rude competitiveness that she used to do with him. His face in the second to last panel is obviously some sort of malice, of which I think could be envy. Heck I expect that Augustus may actually be a good guy by instigating character development, in this case making mike eventually admit his feelings, and this just being a ruse to do so…. or he could just be an assthat just wears a facade to be whatever his partner needs until he can take advantage of them. His persona difference between now and before is too extreme to be passive.
Vincent June 27, 2011, 11:26 AM EST.
Mike, you’ve just become even more of a jealous ********* in my eyes. It would be different if you were worried about her well-being, but you’re not. You’re being a jealous ***** who doesn’t like seeing her with anyone else.
Tsukaiz June 27, 2011, 11:26 AM EST.
I’ve seriously lost respect for Mike since he just went after Sandy again.
Lucy’s just trying to move on and he’s still (passive aggressively) bugging her.
He’s done enough..
Even though Augustus is the ‘bad’ guy, I always liked him a wee bit better than Mike.
Side note, I’ll jump the ‘PauloxJasmine’ boat.
DeliciousSin June 27, 2011, 11:27 AM EST.
JaceTheMindBreaker June 27, 2011, 11:37 AM EST.
damn, mike, you could be a little more worried, you smug acting ***.
asimplefangirl June 27, 2011, 11:38 AM EST.
is it bad for me to AGREE with Mike here?
nameless Extra #73245 June 27, 2011, 11:43 AM EST.
Augustus might be a rapist, but dammit, he’s adorable with Lucy. I think I might be able to take Paulo x Lucy not happening if she at least gets a super cute relationship with Augustus.~
isabelle June 27, 2011, 11:47 AM EST.
If Lucy was a human, you don’t wanna know what I’d do to her. Such a nice, attractive body. Hehe…
Plush Toy June 27, 2011, 11:49 AM EST.
haha all the mike hate comments ha oh, you guys
Well, their relationship sure did take a turn. Augustus /says/ he wouldn’t date a ‘bitch like her’ but he seems to enjoy the teasing to me.
Anyway, I don’t even know how to judge Mike’s reaction. I mean, there still has to be SOMETHING in him that kind of cares, but I don’t think it’s jealousy. If he didn’t care anymore, he would let her go off and do whatever she really wanted.
Then again, he probably doesn’t care at all and does really think Lucy’s just pathetic.
Toffee June 27, 2011, 11:49 AM EST.
Am I sensing jealousy, Mike?
Random Internet Loser June 27, 2011, 11:50 AM EST.
Me think’s mike is jealous because he was the same way when she went to Paulo, Liam [Even though I guess that one wasn’t technical, same reaction though] and now Augustus… Like, she isn’t allowed to have other guy friends even though he was starting to push her away.
But also the fact of who Augustus is and what he’s like mixed in with that. We know he is a manipulator, but also in a situation he doesn’t want to be in. I think he just got too forward with Daisy, not full on ‘I’mma raep joo’. He does have a heart after these last few pages.
In all I fancy him as a character. He’s probably one of my favourites even though he’s up to no good.
Jax June 27, 2011, 11:55 AM EST.
so its pathetic to talk to guy? cuz idk wat… OH WAIT! I gets it! yu is just jeluz!!! Mike you have Sandy, dont b all protective ova Lucy!
Timni June 27, 2011, 12:05 PM EST.
I spy a plot twist! X3
Bit-small June 27, 2011, 12:06 PM EST.
I’m waiting eagerly for the day someone calls Mike on his shameless double standards. It’s so blatant it’s appalling. =P
Tychon23 June 27, 2011, 12:08 PM EST.
I think she’s referring to jasmine
Treeless Druid June 27, 2011, 12:08 PM EST.
Mike thinks Lucy is being pathetic, god just shut up Mike!
Sandz890 June 27, 2011, 12:12 PM EST.
Augustus looks nice.
Momoa June 27, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.
Mike. Just keep those thoughts to yourself, and don’t get yourself involved. Then, maybe I’ll respect you again.
TheGirlWhoNeverComments June 27, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.
Mike ain’t know a thing no more. =/
Icsifil June 27, 2011, 12:16 PM EST.
Yes, she is!
Kass June 27, 2011, 12:20 PM EST.
Mike is being a jerk, granted, but it is kinda desperate of Lucy to be hanging out with someone she believes to be a rapist (whether or not he is is up for debate, but we know that she believes he is.)
Turbocharge June 27, 2011, 12:20 PM EST.
What’s wrong with Mike!!!!???? GOD!! I definetely don’t like him right now!!!! ¬¬
Nadss June 27, 2011, 12:23 PM EST.
jeez Mike you don’t own her stop this now and go back to your Sandy.
Lucy can hangout with whoever she very well pleases
heck if this turns out to show FFCat as a ~nice~ character maybe they’ll all be sorry.
Symphonic June 27, 2011, 12:26 PM EST.
Why do you care who she talks to Mike, hmmm??? :3
Dr Noyd June 27, 2011, 12:27 PM EST.
Hey, who knows, maybe if Mike DOES get involved, he’ll get his head out of his *** and Lucy will get a wake up call. Lucy’s being reckless, but she has a right to be in a way.
Mike, you keep to your girl. Once you chose her you lost the privilege to act like that for Lucy. I mean, unless you still LOVE Lucy, but that’s just ridiculous.
the other white meat June 27, 2011, 12:36 PM EST.
ok hold on dosent mikie saying that mean that he still cares for her? so maybe there might be a plot twist. although i dont think jazz is gonna rap anyone. and mike is still her friend wether or not he likes her or not so i think he can say that just as long as lucy dont hear. hmmmmm anyway ………
jobielover June 27, 2011, 12:39 PM EST.
Lucy ~_~ cats hate water, that doesn’t mean fire is their friend.
kdebones June 27, 2011, 12:43 PM EST.
I find that people are a bit too willing to say Lucy is stupid for hanging around Augustus…
In my opinion she doesn’t hang around him despise she considers him dangerous but because she considers him dangerous.
For the first time in her life she opened up to someone and that someone threw her away like a sock, trivializing her feelings. She is hurt and she lost the one person important to her.
Right now she wants to find someone new but she can’t open up anymore. She choosed Augustus because, since she considers him dangerous, she can hang around him without risking to like him. She won’t get hurt because she expects him to hurt her.
Gabrielle June 27, 2011, 12:43 PM EST.
Know what I say to this page?
**** OFF Mike!
TLV June 27, 2011, 12:48 PM EST.
mike just wishs he had friends.
kickash June 27, 2011, 12:58 PM EST.
You are absolutely right. Lucy is choosing to hang out with him because she knows she won’t truly let her guard down with him. Lucy has stopped being very violent with people although normally she would because of the fact that was some Mike railed her on earlier. Mike is most likely going to yell at her about it or make a snide comment and Lucy is going to snap back at him about Sandy being shoved in her face, quite literally, again.
Mike is conflicted on his feelings between: Being jealous and honestly being worried about her. But his double standards that he holds everyone to is agitating beyond belief.
He acts as if he has no flaws when in reality he ignores his friends when they are in real need, pines after a girl who is far away and most likely clings to him to keep her sanity from all the crap her mother puts her through, which he doesn’t even realize he makes worse at times because of the fact he focuses so much on her and idolizes her and her perfection so much that she feels she can’t express the problems she does have to him. He’s been playing Mister Perfect for so long all the sweet Mike he used to be has been flushed down the toilet for anyone but Sandy because he thinks he is better than everyone.
GracefulSerenity June 27, 2011, 1:09 PM EST.
Agree with Gabrielle.
Also that, you can think someone is “dangerous” but when you get to sit down and talk to them for a little while, someone who seemed like a bad person just makes some good company. not always as friends, or anything close, but just to keep from being alone. I’ve known people like that. they didn’t do the best of things but during the right times they weren’t all that bad to talk with and even kind of fun.
Plus being young and in high school, even if she calls him a rapist and villain while thinking she can care for himself, he must not be so bad if he hasn’t gone to Juvenal hall for any crimes.
On a side note, what I find funny her eis that everyone used to bag on Lucy for being mean to Mike. now everyone bags on mike for being mean to Lucy! Though in this case, Mikes been very ridiculous when it comes to other males around Lucy.
Jax June 27, 2011, 1:10 PM EST.
Oh, god. Now we have TWO new problems. First, Mike turning from a nice guy to a full-fledged Jerkass. The worst of the two, though, is new relationship between Lucy and Final Fantasy Cat.
Why did you have to engage more ships, Tae? I HATE shipping! HATE IT, HATE IT, HATE IT, HATE IT, HATE IT!!
TheX400096 June 27, 2011, 1:18 PM EST.
“He acts as if he has no flaws”
“…but Sandy because he thinks he is better than everyone.”
This he said or thought…when, exactly?
Awesome McCoolname June 27, 2011, 1:33 PM EST.
UGH these days im so mad at mike!!! ok FIRST OF ALL only cuz shes talking and laughing with a guy DOES NOT mean shes flirting or watever. SECOND OF ALL, WHO R U TO CARE????! shes not urs!!!!!!!!!!! ur fault for rejecting u, u stinking @#%!!!!!!
DD June 27, 2011, 1:42 PM EST.
oops i meant her not u in my last comment sry!
lol Augustus face is like “i wanna hit that!”
gamergal June 27, 2011, 1:46 PM EST.
I love how some of the comments are like “Mike you’re a jerk because Lucy is making friends.” even though, the way Mike sees him is a creep who tried to rape his friend.
Peturd June 27, 2011, 1:48 PM EST.
@peturd ya probably but he didnt force daisy. did he? i cant rly remember… but i no he dindnt force daisy. so mike should just grow up and stop being so unfair to lucy. MIKE U JERK QUIT BUTTING INTO LUCY’S LIFE WHEN U STINKING REJECTED HER FOR SANDY.
DD June 27, 2011, 1:55 PM EST.
I agree with Peturd, Mike knows little about Augustus, and the little he does know was probably what Lucy or Daisy told him (creep, rapist etc). So really his reaction in the 8th panel is natural.
Shada June 27, 2011, 1:56 PM EST.
I love how Lucy’s giving Augustus the finger at the end there. I guess she wasn’t all THAT affected by him calling her a pathetic and worthless bitch.
Mike must really think Lucy’s getting desperate for someone to cling to. That’s not REALLY how it is, but that’s how he sees it.
In reality, she just can’t stand to be around him when he goes into I-adore-my-Sandy-wandy mode, coz it’s basically rubbing it in her face.
In effect, he’s doing the same thing he did in third grade: ignoring Lucy to be all over Sandy, breaking Lucy’s heart without even trying to.
ravengal June 27, 2011, 2:00 PM EST.
Sorry, but I couldn’t be anymore Anti-Lucy.
I think her true character was displayed in the Summer Arc in Chapters 43, 44 and 45. All she ever did was use and abuse Mike and when it looked like he’d died to save her, she IMMEDIATELY gave up on all hope of him being alive and tried to replace him with someone else, literally clinging to them for dear life.
I hope that everything works out with Sandy. Mike can do a lot better then being a disposable security blanket for Lucy.
Silver June 27, 2011, 2:04 PM EST.
I never knew Paulo was so tall until now, and he has a long tongue. And asking Jazz to hang out that night…
AUGH!! Dirty thoughts! Go away, go away!
SumFurry911 June 27, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.
I honestly am getting a bit aggrivated by Mike. He’s just…acting like a brat. He has the girl of his dreams, and they talk and chat all the time. Suddenly, when the girl he rejected started to actually warm up to someone else, he gets upset.
MadMadd June 27, 2011, 2:10 PM EST.
@ Awesome McCoolName
You should really read… Halloween arc when he took those sleeping pills that looked like Candy Corn he acted like he was the best and how EVERYONE adored him and would miss him and many more things. As for the him thinking he is better than everyone else, that should be obvious in just about everything he does…
Also you should re-read the arc with Abbey when Mike goes over to his house, he blatantly says he is better than everyone.
GracefulSerenity June 27, 2011, 2:11 PM EST.
This so much. How do people NOT get this? I am honestly confused.
Didn’t stop Lucy from calling him a rapist for half the story. Given that Mike and Augustus never actually interacted, guess who Mike probably learned about Augustus from?
Awesome McCoolname June 27, 2011, 2:12 PM EST.
Mike is a d**k
MyNamesLucyToo June 27, 2011, 2:13 PM EST.
I agree with Gabrielle as well,
but Lucy is basically sticking her head in a lions mouth with this one. lest we forget, Augustus will stop at nothing to get into Lucy’s damaged psyche. and what better way than through her bruised ego? remember he doesn’t need to get TOO close just close enough to poke the few tender spots she has… a couple… dozen times.
… anyway, I REALLY wish people would stop complaining about the late updates, soups and tae are on vacation for god’s sake. It’ll get up when it gets up its not going anywhere!
Different Adam June 27, 2011, 2:24 PM EST.
Ah yes, the contest.
What up with the height difference between Mike and Paulo ?_? Has it always been such a gap?
Sonata June 27, 2011, 2:29 PM EST.
Seriously, Mike? Seriously? Lucy’s pathetic?
Wanderlust June 27, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.
I’m sure him being borderline drugged out of his mind had no effect on his thought process. Considering the “Ducks to Ducks” or the fact that he thought he was 73, it should be obvious he wasn’t in his right mind.
Ch 39 is when he goes to Abbey’s, right? I re-read that and didn’t see anything of the sort. All he did was talk Abbey down, which I don’t blame him for doing.
You need examples. Vague implications don’t help your argument any.
Awesome McCoolname June 27, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.
Gotta remember they are still just kids, they are gonna make mistakes. Plus it’s still too early to assume anything involing a dating relationship between lucy and augustus. They appear to be more “friendly” but that seems to be all for now. Mike just seems conflicted with always doing what he thinks is right, but at the same time to not hurt anyone. Even with what happened with him and daisy, when he trief to make things better by taking her outas a friend, but she saw it as a chance to be with him an change his mind about sandy.
They all have made mistakes, and for the most part have gotten through the times they have. If everything was always done “right” they wouldnt seem as realistic (as far as cats go)
Lucy was always one for having comfort, an she seems to find it in augustus at the moment. Daisy had the same kind of experience. Her friends advised against hanging around him an she still did. Lucy is doing the same, but she has a different view of him from the information she has.
Anyway, still seems too early to assume. But thats what makes it so interesting an keeps me coming back.
Justafan June 27, 2011, 2:40 PM EST.
Nooo, what’s up with all the Mike hate?!
Maybe he’s just mad at Lucy for being with the guy who supposedly tried to “rape” Daisy. -shrugs-
But I don’t care. He’s a kid. I’ll stick with Mikey through all of his douche-baggery though (and not just because he’s beyond adorable)
Spiffyniks June 27, 2011, 2:41 PM EST.
@Gabrielle and GracefulSerinity
I completely agree with you guys. People have been hating on Lucy for finding someone else to hang out with but seriously, what would you do in that situation? Since none of the girls at the school really like Lucy other than the ones who don’t see Mike for the total jerk that he has suddenly become, she has to find a new friend. Isn’t it NATURAL to find someone else to talk to? And the fact that she has found someone that she won’t let her guard down to is a bonus for her.
Everyone who agrees that she’s pathetic, just think about the confusion a teenager faces and realize that NONE OF THESE CHARACTERS ARE PERFECT. So stop acting like they should be and the since Lucy is one of the main characters, she should never be confused, never be unsure, and never be WRONG about something. Especially in the Summer Arc when Lucy became upset when Mike almost died and had to cling to someone. Has anyone ever considered that she wasn’t replacing Mike, but instead ACTUALLY scared that he was dead? I mean if my best friend fell into a roaring river and was swept away, I would pretty much go numb. When bad things happen that’s how I react. Everyone reacts to fear and bad things differently, and that was Lucy’s response. So please consider that she’s meant to be REALISTIC before you go hating on her, people.
(note: that last part wasn’t directed to Gabrielle or Graceful Serenity)
Katieo June 27, 2011, 2:44 PM EST.
well, he did refuse her, and does feel awkward with her around, i do not belive that he is jealous or she is seeking atencion, but, remember, until now lucy were Mike dependent, seeing her with other will make him think bad of her, remember the Paulo incident? In a way mike belive that he still being the Sole purpose of Lucy existance.
Lucy on the other hand, DID think Mike was her only purpose of existence, until little time that is. Now she is seeking other people, looking for more company, and can find some “friends” even among people like Augustus, dosen’t matter if he is Evil or a realy misunderstud Good guy, he is someone new, so why not give it a chance.
Both the NEED to get over ITSELF, Lucy must realise, she is not alone in the world, and Mike MUST see the the others keep walking with or without him.
But come one, we all want drama, we all want Teen drama. So, keep this you all 15 years pupies!
Arthorius June 27, 2011, 2:45 PM EST.
ya know if mike didn’t act the way he did to her after she admitted her feelings to her an started being distant when she was tryin to better herself she wouldn’t be doin what she has been an REALLY she freaking likes mike an shes BEEN there for him an everything even if she was a jerk its only cause she didn’t wanna admit she liked him at first when it was so obvious sheesh mike pull the stick out of your Tail pipe an open your eyes instead of being an ***
Darkfox June 27, 2011, 2:47 PM EST.
Is it wierd that i’m becoming attracted to our dear Final Fantasy Cat? Well… I hope Lucy doesnt become stupid with this experience. Trust him somewhat.But to an extent…you kinda have to watch your back. Just sayin’ …..Poor Mike. YOU CHOSE WHO YOU WANTED!….i really dont like him anymore…WHAT A DICK!
FailWhale June 27, 2011, 2:51 PM EST.
@Katieo about the summer arc what I find most curious is how people seems to assume she moved on and clinged to someone else. Just look at her behaviour during that chapter. She were absolutely devastated. I can barely believe she knew in who’s arms she were let alone if she knew she were clinging to anyone at all.
On the other hand I never liked how Mike just assumed Lucy moved on the moment she though he were dead, as if he believed he were a replaceable commodity to her.
Gabrielle June 27, 2011, 2:54 PM EST.
Holy crap all these comments are like BOOKS.
Anyways: OOOOOO, Mike, you jealous?
EpicGamerGirl June 27, 2011, 2:54 PM EST.
Mike’s such a stuck-up wuss man, go gal Lucy!
Celsy June 27, 2011, 2:56 PM EST.
mike get over yourself
chomp_chan June 27, 2011, 2:58 PM EST.
I didn’t realize that studying a persons personality via their actions and use of language would be considered “vague”. Since they are what just about everyone uses to understand how people act and the kind of people they are I would think that it would be highly practical and a very applicable marker on how they are. Finding the lines between the lines are what tell you about a person, you can’t expect a person to outright say “I’m a scumbag” or “I’m super naive and gullible” You figure it out from how they act and the way they use their words. As for him being drugged out of his mind, I honestly think that was him losing his inhibitions to say how he truly felt about things over being completely out of his mind… although the “Ducks to Ducks” and thinking he was older were odd but not unusual when you have taken medicine in high doses. You have your opinion, I just expressed mine, no need to try and shoot it down. To each their own~
GracefulSerenity June 27, 2011, 3:03 PM EST.
Mike goes into jealous rage anytime lucy talks to a man other than himself
he needs a good boot to the head
Gateman June 27, 2011, 3:05 PM EST.
BAAHAHA! I saw that coming from a mile away! Except how is anything here pathetic?
StarSturdy June 27, 2011, 3:08 PM EST.
I felt bad for Mike and Lucy but now I dont care about mike, hes a ****** and Lucy Is just moving on
Yashori June 27, 2011, 3:08 PM EST.
Does anyone else notice that Lucy is in fact FLIPPING HIM OFF. Win.
Sam June 27, 2011, 3:20 PM EST.
They are both going to hurt each other more in the long run if they keep this up.
Serena June 27, 2011, 3:26 PM EST.
Does anyone relise that Lucy and Augustus are not the ones that are talking?
JadenIttanenn June 27, 2011, 3:26 PM EST.
I’m as willing to drop the issue as you are, but you missed my point entirely.
Look at it this way.
You think Mike implies that he’s better than everyone with most of what he does. I disagree with this. If you don’t provide good examples and good reasoning behind those examples, I don’t have a shot in hell at seeing what you mean.
Awesome McCoolname June 27, 2011, 3:27 PM EST.
mike you DOUCHE!!!! Get over yourself! your not that great anymore!!!
Rainbow June 27, 2011, 3:33 PM EST.
i used to like mike. now i hate him with a burning passion
G!@nN@ June 27, 2011, 3:35 PM EST.
Sadly, still a MxL fan anyways.
RandomGuy123 June 27, 2011, 3:36 PM EST.
he is calling her pathetic because she is falling into augustus’ obviouse trap, furthermore he is also not giving augustus the benifit of the doubt.
but i think it is good that she has FINALLY made a new friend of her own
keios June 27, 2011, 3:37 PM EST.
@Gabrielle That’s because she pretty much did. Page 15 and 16 of Chapter 44 pretty much prove it. She just clung to Paulo’s arm and slowly went insane laughing and crying and saying that Mike’s dead. On the very next page, Panel three, Lily says flat out, “She’s probably trying to find a replacement.”
Mike could be some where with more injuries to count and in need of serious help but all Lucy could think of was herself and what she had lost.
Silver June 27, 2011, 3:38 PM EST.
Mike….just die. I’m sorry but im getting tired of his ****. Make up your goddamn mind.
On the other hand, Woot Augustus you stylish devil you.
TheStealthhobo June 27, 2011, 3:39 PM EST.
@ Awesome McCoolname
Lol! That makes a lot more sense. Mike seems like he feels superior because a lot of the time he implies that the others he hangs out with are immature and childish. He also likes to bring up that he is more grounded because of his long term relationship with Sandy and that makes him make better more mature decisions. Mike will constantly tell Lucy that she just uses him as a security blanket when he himself used her for years as a replacement for Sandy because Sandy wasn’t there. He also has a tendency to act as if he owns Lucy while at the same time he makes it out like she feels he is a replaceable item in her life. Even back when they were younger Mike pushed his feelings onto Lucy but now he gets mad at her for revealing her feelings. Even when you look at the Arc where he saw Sandy on the television. Lucy stayed by his side and helped him out the whole way and he didn’t even care much about that, he was so focused on Sandy he even forgot about Lucy being there just as he did as a child. Both of them have been on and off for one another but at the same time Lucy has always been there but in most cases he has used her as a replacement for what he doesn’t have, but now the tables are turned and he’s being replaced and thinks she is pathetic but didn’t even realize he did the same thing with her. Each one of them treats the other almost exactly the same, but instead of like Lucy who is deeply hurt and wants to move on because she lost something she has cared so deeply for, Mike sees her as being pathetic even though he has something that is beyond his reach and pines after that in a similar manner that Lucy pines for her friendship to Mike back.
GracefulSerenity June 27, 2011, 3:40 PM EST.
i think mike got scared when she confessed to him and pushed her away. but now…. o.o hmm.
sigh… mike ur just one of those boys tht makes alot of guys look stupid. good job idiot. lol
TreeFrog June 27, 2011, 3:45 PM EST.
i wish my highschool life was this eventful
damon June 27, 2011, 3:46 PM EST.
Augustus is amazing.
Definitely a better catch then Mike.
Lumi June 27, 2011, 3:54 PM EST.
Mike is attempting to use his heat-ray vision, result: failure
Xenos June 27, 2011, 3:54 PM EST.
i really agree with Helen and Qsandas!!!! Mike needs to get over himself, Lucy is trying to do what he wanted by attempting to stop being so dependant on him!!! geez, i’m a MxL fan, but seriously… althugh Lucy should pick her people a little better…. anyone else agree?
(btw, sorry if i rant, i just want to voice my opinion ^_^’)
Jicak4t June 27, 2011, 3:56 PM EST.
>.> I wish my college life wasn’t this eventful.
Johnny June 27, 2011, 4:01 PM EST.
Haha, History with cats. ^_^
HB June 27, 2011, 4:06 PM EST.
you make a good point, but it sounds repetitive. Besides, in ‘Left Behind’, Mike shows that he only used Lucy as a replacement for a little while, not years. And Mike wasn’t mad when Lucy told him how she felt, he got mad later when Paulo kept saying ‘what’ and wouldn’t leave him alone. I don’t think he’s mad at her for replacing him, just that she’s hanging out with Augustus, who’s supposed to be the bad guy..
KillerCobraZ117 June 27, 2011, 4:07 PM EST.
i like Mike, i mean i’m one of his (rather few) fans, but even i have to admit, he’s being really nasty recently, and not just to Lucy… i gotta ask, what’s with the sudden change of character? i mean, i read that he was calm, mellow and quite kind… what gives? (i’m terribly sorry if this has been asked a million times.)
Jicak4t June 27, 2011, 4:07 PM EST.
C’mon Mike, she’s trying her best to get over you, which means she makes some new friends, okay? Gussie isn’t the nicest person, but they have the thing in common that they both can’t get who they want - And at this point neither Gus or Lucy would like to date the other. I think Mike’s pathetic, he can’t get over the fact that she’s (slowly) getting over him.
Cam June 27, 2011, 4:20 PM EST.
By the way, Gussie could be a brotherly figure to Lucy - just saying…
Cam June 27, 2011, 4:23 PM EST.
Ok reading some of these comments, I have to throw out some opinions of my own.
Augustus is not that bad of a guy. He’s been shown to mingle with poor company, but he doesn’t appear to really be on friendly terms with them, because he’s usually seen alone per his “misunderstood loner” character archetype. He does however strike me as the type to benefit himself before others, and since he cared about Daisy he was willing to spare her amidst her other friends. Just because the characters in the comic overreact and try to claim he was going to rape her, doesn’t mean it was true. Was he being a little manipulative? Yes, but he was doing so because he truly believed that he was doing what was best for her. That doesn’t make it right, but the point is his intentions were in the right place, at least where Daisy was concerned.
Lucy is going to discover that Augustus is not really as bad as he seems, and that will hopefully teach her a lesson about snap judgments, as she’s prone to.
Whether or not his unique and questionable methods will conflict with hers is another question however.
Lastly, it’s obvious to me why Lucy would go to someone like Augustus - because he’s outside the realm of her group, but still someone she’s mildly acquainted with so she’s not approaching a complete stranger. She’s likely distancing herself from her group because of Mike’s permanence in it - note how she left immediately afterward Mike started off on some spiel about Sandy again. There’s only so much exposure the poor girl can handle before she gets desperate enough to find other company, and she can’t tell Mike to get lost when all the others are still his friends.
Lumi June 27, 2011, 4:24 PM EST.
…could be the two become friends (FF cat and Lucy) , mike and lucy have to be finally friends again and perhaps more?!
SilberCorgi June 27, 2011, 4:26 PM EST.
i think we ALL saw that one coming still a fan of lucyXmike tho.
mew June 27, 2011, 4:33 PM EST.
List of possible couples LucyxMike(Its ganna happen eventually) LucyxAugustus LucyxPaulo MikexSandy PauloxJasmine PauloxDaisy?? DaisyxAbbster
T.S June 27, 2011, 4:34 PM EST.
…everybody hates Mike..
Oh Taeshi… you have to show these people that Mike is still a nice guy somewhere deep down. (although I still don’t get why everyone’s all “Mike’s a dick” blah blah blah)
Spiffyniks June 27, 2011, 4:35 PM EST.
I notice Paulo is still on the soda mission? Kid is gonna’ get himself kidney stones…
We have 3 incidents of it happening at my school because of energy drinks.
Jax June 27, 2011, 4:40 PM EST.
@Jax: And that is why I have never touched one of those things in my life
Oooooo….Mikey’s getting jealous…..
chickbabe208 June 27, 2011, 4:45 PM EST.
Is it just me or is Paulo looking a bit… You know.
Zane June 27, 2011, 4:47 PM EST.
@mew I agree
Seikyuu June 27, 2011, 4:54 PM EST.
whats wrong with mike? is he getting jealous that lucy likes to hang out with other people now or did the page get posted in the wrong order?
Echo June 27, 2011, 4:56 PM EST.
If Mike really doesn’t care, why is he concerned with her choice of hang out buddies? Seems for all the issue pushing he has with Lucy, he has conveniently looked over his own. And for some reason, I am feeling a Megaman-ish look to the comic. Maybe it’s the first close up on Mike.
Ignis June 27, 2011, 5:02 PM EST.
That’s more like it.
Mike claiming that his friends are immature and childish, and Mike implying that he’s more mature than the others are two separate things. I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, since I don’t remember him claiming the latter (and honestly, I don’t feel like trawling through the archives for it either), but they are two separate concepts. Mike’s shown that he’s not above the occasional bit of self-deprecation (Ch 39 or Ch 40, he [offscreen] goes on and on about how bad of a friend he was to Daisy, and has also done similar apologies towards Lucy), and, let’s be frank, when considering characters like Paulo and David, they typically are immature.
In addition, I honestly don’t think Mike’s ever called Lucy a security blanket to her face. The only person I’ve ever seen him use the term ‘security blanket’ when describing her was to Zachary, who seemed to exaggerate it as ‘I hate Lucy’ when Zach told her later. As mentioned, he only used her strictly as a replacement for a short while, which in Mike’s case eventually developed into full-on feelings for Lucy.
The difference between Mike and Lucy pushing their feelings towards the other is that Mike did it about two to three years earlier. Also, Lucy knew Mike was in a relationship with Sandy at the time she confessed. Plus, Mike never brought that night up again, while Lucy tried guilting him into it about three times afterward. Let’s not forget that, by this point, Lucy had essentially rejected Mike twice (counting the end of Confrontation, when Lucy claimed, “it doesn’t mean anything”), and had encouraged Mike to get back in touch with Sandy. Yes, it was obvious the kiss meant something, but Mike didn’t really have a reason to not believe Lucy then, when she’s always been brutally honest.
It ties into why Mike was angry when she immediately rebounded for Paulo after he rejected her. Why wouldn’t Mike have a reason to be angry when, in his eyes, the rebound showed that Lucy’s confession was essentially meaningless. Granted, Mike maybe shouldn’t have voiced that anger, but I think there was one of two reasons for that: 1) Mike still had feelings for Lucy, to an extent, or 2) Mike’s a possessive monster.
Given that I think there are legitimate reasons for Mike being angry behind her rebounding to Paulo and acting buddy-buddy towards Augustus, and he hasn’t been shown to “act like he owns Lucy” at any other point to my knowledge, then we can dismiss the second reason. I admit the first scenario also seems a bit of a stretch, but in my eyes it’s far less of one than the second.
The difference between Mike pining for Sandy and how Mike views Lucy going for Augustus. As far as Mike and Sandy goes, it’s legit in his eyes. They text each other, call each other, send pics, and all around seem happy with their relationship despite the distance. But as I’ve said before, it’s not the fact that Lucy’s trying to make friends with other people that makes Mike frustrated, it’s who she’s making friends with. Mike knows Augustus as, “the creep who tried to rape Daisy”.
Now it would be immature of Mike to think of Lucy as pathetic for hanging around Augustus, had it not been Lucy herself who paraded that opinion of him for half the story. She outright hated the guy for so long, yet when Mike sees her one day, she’s acting all chummy with him. Mike’s reaction is probably one part exasperation, and one part worry, and I’d say there’s much more of the latter than the former.
A personal theory of mine supports that last part even more, but I think I’ve taken enough space already for me to fully explain it.
Awesome McCoolname June 27, 2011, 5:15 PM EST.
Mike is Pulling a Sushi there… :|
RedJack June 27, 2011, 5:16 PM EST.
Go tell her Mike! SHOW THEM DOGS YOU MEAN BUISNESS!!
Choko June 27, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.
Holy crap Awesome McCoolname just blew my mind! I completely agree.
KillerCobraZ117 June 27, 2011, 5:29 PM EST.
@Awesome McCoolname You are a prophet!
StarSturdy June 27, 2011, 5:36 PM EST.
heh, I feel so neutral. On one side Mike is being a douche by bothering Lucy so damn much about who she hangs out with when he claims to “not care”. But on the other side he has a point, shes hanging out with the enemy for god’s sake, in their eyes, Augustus basically violated Daisy even though he pleads innocent. So much confusion and drama I’m literally drowning in it.
Least I got mah sandvich to scarf down while I watch **** hit the fan
Sandvich June 27, 2011, 5:37 PM EST.
McCoolname, can I have your autograph? Because you’re a friggin’ legend
Sandvich June 27, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
lucy and mike shud just **** and get it over wit
confusedguy June 27, 2011, 6:03 PM EST.
Department of Redundancy Department says: long comment is long.
James June 27, 2011, 6:04 PM EST.
LMAO Lucy is clearly lifting the middle finger at that guy ¬¬ I can see clearly where this is going though.. the dark master’s revenge is coming I sense a biiiiiiig ****ing twist YET again in the story xD Can’t wait to see if i like it or not :3
Luio June 27, 2011, 6:05 PM EST.
Okay, so you people think Lucy is trying to make friends with Agustus. But lucy if flipping him off with a smirk on her face. Not a point and a smile, a middle finger and a smirk.
Amazing Lagann June 27, 2011, 6:11 PM EST.
I like the passive agressive vote message. I actually do, it’s hilarious.
I ALSO LOVE THE SNARK FEST. I LOVE ME SOME SNARK. And Final Fantasy cat is growing on me. DAMNIT, STOP MAKING CHARACTERS I INITIALLY DISLIKED SO AWESOME. *huff* >:T
B/k June 27, 2011, 6:13 PM EST.
1. If you want to over analyze this comic… DO IT ON THE FORUM!
Now for comment:
Moral of the story: Love/Hate Relationships, no matter if it’s romantic, or friendship wise… they always triumph for some reason.
Marks June 27, 2011, 6:28 PM EST.
It’s interesting because if Mike doesn’t feel “love” for Lucy, then why is he judging her in his mind so harshly? Is it out of “concern” for her? I kind of doubt that.
Mike will just have to understand, he can’t have both. But I suppose that’s easier said then done.
Yay for Happy Paulo and Jazz!
TheOriginalJoe June 27, 2011, 6:29 PM EST.
Mike, grow up! You can’t control Lucy’s life!
And Augustus isn’t really a rapist. He didn’t actually rape Daisy, and didn’t she sorta end up with Abbey because of what Augustus did?
Unknown June 27, 2011, 6:34 PM EST.
…Okay, Paulo,… shut up… this is no longer your business…
Rober2 June 27, 2011, 6:37 PM EST.
I don’t know whats funnier. Mike’s reaction to Lucy here, or how angry my sister got at his reaction.
“Boo hoo! Mike is getting upset because his fallback girl is moving on. That self-centered little bitch (Mike) is one to talk about others being pathetic.”
Mattx2 June 27, 2011, 6:39 PM EST.
Is Agustus going to start hanging around the group from now on?
cain132435 June 27, 2011, 6:49 PM EST.
lol thats what Augustus said!
Parry June 27, 2011, 6:51 PM EST.
I like how everyone is mad about Mike thinking Lucy is pathetic. I mean, it NOT like she just tried to get with a pervert and is now trying to date a VILLAIN OR SOMETHING.
Bro-man June 27, 2011, 6:52 PM EST.
And yet he still cares…
Dammit Maishul. I thought you were well over her.
Profesor Rod June 27, 2011, 6:55 PM EST.
Aww poor Mikey. Everyone else has someone they can be with but him and now he’s blaming his alone-ness on poor Lucy.
Get over Mike! It’s your own darn fault in the first place!
~Dark-Leo~ June 27, 2011, 6:55 PM EST.
Ah, Maishul, You Jelly?
TheShadowMonster June 27, 2011, 7:41 PM EST.
where is sandy turning back? i want maishul x sandy!!!! NOW!!!!
crazyjay June 27, 2011, 7:53 PM EST.
As much as he hates admit it, Lucy is one Mike’s best friend, and now he’s losing her. No wonder he’s mad: 1. He can’t physically be with his girlfriend 2. He is surrounded by friends who can be with their boyfriend/girlfriends 3. He’s losing his best friend and at on point romantic interest (and of course he still has somewhat possessive feeling for her, mainly because he was so used to her being there). I feel sympathy for Mike, no wonder he’s been a little jerky, I would be too.
Xenos June 27, 2011, 7:55 PM EST.
Haha jasmine and auggy look like they could be related… . Hrmmmmmmm FACE.
Miracle June 27, 2011, 7:58 PM EST.
You made some really cool points, but at the same time he does act like she is his property. He pretty much had shoved her away and in the most hurtful way. He could have let her down easy, by maybe saying how sorry he was, but Mike had convinced himself that Lucy was only using him, and nothing more.
The reason that people who hate Mike now have is that Mike knew he was hurting Lucy. He knew how much she needed him, and then pretty much kicked her to the curb. Lost, she went to someone who did have feelings for her, and proved to be a better fit, had it not been for David. Mike had already shoved her away, and then (knowing her confession to him had been genuine) proceeded to use that night as a tool against Lucy, convincing himself that he was justified in his spurning of Lucy.
While I will not say that Lucy is blameless in all this, she at least realizes her mistakes and moves on from them. There is no worse person than one who is blind to their own flaws. Taeshi is setting Mike up to be one hell of a tragic hero on par with the likes of Kings Creon and Lear, and I cannot wait for the realization of how big of a d0ucheb@g he’s being
Renadt June 27, 2011, 8:04 PM EST.
And Mike still continues to annoy and confuse me with his passive aggressiveness and possessiveness.
It’s not Lucy made Augustus up to be a bad guy, right?
Milly June 27, 2011, 8:10 PM EST.
Mike is jealous.
Seems as though the tables have turned.
Hinochi June 27, 2011, 8:23 PM EST.
@Renadt: Story of my life!
David June 27, 2011, 8:27 PM EST.
Oh ho ho
Mike, u jelly?
I’d say Lucy and Augustus look pretty cute together hahaha
Zensae June 27, 2011, 8:31 PM EST.
Final Fantasy Cat and Emo Kitty are getting along! Meanwhile in the classroom, Abbey is annoyed that David is ‘Menstruating’ again.
Darkfox June 27, 2011, 8:34 PM EST.
Those two. Unbelievable.
Rami (or Shocky) June 27, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.
MIKE IS JELLOUSSS!!!!!! IT BURNS, DOESN’T IT? …I am totally enjoying this.
JC June 27, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.
Oh, Mike. Shut your face. How can you possibly understand how Lucy is feeling? Not to mention the fact that you do not own her. If you helped wreck this friendship, you lose any influence you had on her. She can be friends with whoever she pleases, and none of it should concern you. If you two haven’t even been talking, how can you justify trying to decide who she does or doesn’t get to be friends with? Lucy isn’t an idiot. Obviously this Augustus has changed a little bit for her to willingly hang out with him. (Besides, Augustus is cool. 8D)
I am so sick of Mike’s attitude. He’s calling her pathetic when she really had no one else to turn to at the time. Does he want her to be miserable? What is he expecting her to do?
Also, I like the backgrounds on this page. It’s cool that they’re kind of abstract-ish.
Dulin June 27, 2011, 8:41 PM EST.
TAESHI/SUITCASE- Are there no more versions of the book available? Because I really would like to buy one but haven’t had any money, but sense it’s summer I can now get a job.
Yao June 27, 2011, 8:41 PM EST.
I agree with Miracle,they DO look like they could be brother & sister,kinda
im retarted,y,yes,yes u r June 27, 2011, 8:44 PM EST.
I have to disagree with you, Renadt. Mike is acting just like Lucy; he’s just lagging behind her. Mike hurt Lucy, back in third grade, and so she never trusted him again. She couldn’t stop being dependent on him, of course, so she hid from her dependence and pain behind anger and hostility and pretended she didn’t need anybody. She couldn’t hide perfectly, though, and Mike of course knew her well enough to see the truth. He was willing to put up with her pretending she didn’t need him or even like him for a long time, but eventually he did get tired of it, and it didn’t help that after Confrontation certainly he would have known that she loved him, and of course he knew she knew he loved her, and still she refused to in any way lower her guard. And then, she finally realizes how she’s sabotaging herself, and she confesses her love and expects all to be forgiven and Sandy forgotten. Mike even takes this pretty well, but when she won’t calmly accept his refusal, it’s the last straw. Mike has plenty of reason to be angry. At the same time, though, he knows that his refusal is hurting Lucy deeply, as is his frustration because he doesn’t want to deal with this **** anymore. The only apparent solution, though, is to dump Sandy in favor of Lucy, and obviously he’s far too loyal to even consider dumping Sandy so lightly. Furthermore, he may still love Lucy (it would explain why he gets so jealous whenever she shows interest in anybody else) but he’s certainly not going to admit it, and he’s going to try to suppress it now more than ever since Lucy is a viable temptation. So what does he do? He hides behind anger; he can’t solve Lucy’s problems with any action he’s willing to take, but if he convinces himself that she’s no longer his friend, her problems are not his problem, and if he avoids her he can’t very well be tempted. Now what he needs is some outside intervention to show him the error of his ways (and hopefully he won’t have to wait so long for his Zach-equivalent). Possibly simply letting him be successful in avoiding Lucy would have made him miss her, but it’s a moot point given the play and all their common friends. Personally, I’m expecting the outside force to be Alejandro’s revenge, which I think is almost ready to be put into action. Some danger should hopefully clear Mike’s mind nicely.
Also, is the voting incentive ever going to change again?
42 June 27, 2011, 8:44 PM EST.
I dont get itttttttttttttt
Blackstar117 June 27, 2011, 8:45 PM EST.
Mike is right
wiiiiiiii :D June 27, 2011, 8:57 PM EST.
I’m still wondering how long it’ll take for them to get over themselves, though.
David June 27, 2011, 9:08 PM EST.
Hey wait, this comic is CURRENT? 8D
bah. that means now I have to wait -falls over- x3
I’ve been reading this for days DX
elimo June 27, 2011, 9:15 PM EST.
on a side note >.<
I really like how they tell you when the next comic is due ^-^
and Augustus is cute >////< you know, if he was human 0.e; -is not into cats- o^o
elimo June 27, 2011, 9:31 PM EST.
I just spent the last week of work reading through the entirety of the archives….
I’m a little tired…
I think mike is real showing the old green eyed monster here. which is lucky since he already has the green eyes. It looks like everytime he see’s Lucy paying any attention to another male, He see’s it as her attempt to replace him, even if it’s not the case. I wonder if he could come to realise that what he’s feeling now might have a parrell in how he made Lucy feel with all the Sandy drama.
TheGayHare June 27, 2011, 9:36 PM EST.
Mike be jelly
TAGeR June 27, 2011, 9:40 PM EST.
wait sooo if im right the voice from the movie…..ur a little girl?!?
kitteh June 27, 2011, 9:42 PM EST.
Why is mike so pissy? She’s making friends! Get over yourself mike! Douche…
emily June 27, 2011, 10:02 PM EST.
Mike’s a ***** Mike you left Lucy high and dry so go get hit by a bus and take Sandy with you
Carter (High Guy) June 27, 2011, 10:05 PM EST.
sue actually looks like she has a raep face on. wow mike is short. also jelly 8D
NebulaSG June 27, 2011, 10:05 PM EST.
Ah~ I’m frustrated! It’s sad that Mike and Lucy can’t even be friends right now, but maybe the a-hole nature of Lucy and FF Cat (Augustus? I can’t remember his name! ) makes them compatible as friends? I look forward to Wed~
Chi-chan June 27, 2011, 10:05 PM EST.
LucyxAugustus what a twist! Or maybe they’re just friends now? So interesting!
Javanne June 27, 2011, 10:17 PM EST.
I didn’t notic Lucy was giving Augustus the bird! Lol
emily June 27, 2011, 10:47 PM EST.
welp the angst is a given lucy first rejected mike mike moved on (or so we believe) lucy came to terms with her feeling and was rejected herself it all came full circle i feel sorry for all three lucy for her feeling being unable to reach mike mike for being unable to come to terms with the fact the he still loves lucy and sandy who knows nothing of this
wanderingSOUL June 27, 2011, 11:00 PM EST.
Heh heh heh heeehh… Mike, that’s not being pathetic. She’s being strong. go final fantasy cat!!! I hope he becomes a good guy
Shadopaw June 27, 2011, 11:21 PM EST.
How does hanging out with FF cat make you pathetic? And does anyone else notice that she is flipping him off? And why does Mike even care? This is all bet y confusin. -_-
Stlip June 27, 2011, 11:40 PM EST.
okay, first of all this page is AWESOME!!!
next,okay people. everybody hating on Lucy needs to get over it!!! Lucy isn’t stupid. Has anyone thought that maybe, just maybe that Lucy is trying to get close to Augustus to find out what he’s up to. I mean, she was asking Daisy about him in “pillow talk”. and even if she is trying to befriend him, Lucy doesn’t have to be in love with every guy she talks to.
lastly, Augustus seems to be really offended when people keep saying that he tried to rape Daisy. There is obviously more to his back story than we know and he may not have been trying to rape her (and yes I have read that chapter like 8 times already) only taeshi and Suitcase really know so everyone needs to learn some F*ing patience.
sen June 27, 2011, 11:47 PM EST.
everyone is pathetic.
end of story. c:
Jinx. June 28, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
I just noticed but Mike is SMALL. Like wow. I’m surprised. It’s fine just weird.
yuki June 28, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
Mike is such a party pooper!
iLuvCarter June 28, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
Why is everyone calling Mike an ***/*********/******* when he’s been there For Lucy all these years? Sure, it was really mean how he ignored her birthday and all, but show some respect to the guy. Not everyone has enough patience to put up with that kind of treatment for so long…
Flara June 28, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
yuki: I was thinking the same: I have never realized how small Mike is
Carlitos June 28, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
NEW BOAT! NEW BOAT!
Wow, Mike got short again.
Cadenn June 28, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
Either Lucy’s desperately attracted to Mikie or she’s a floosy. Mikie is a Jerk.
Jyrico June 28, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
I’m new to this comic and find myself constantly reminding myself of the characters’ ages. Mike seems unwilling to be happy in any situation that doesn’t involve Sandy and clings to a memory assuming Sandy is still the same girl from third grade (highly unlikely). Lucy was more violent towards Mike than she needed to be but neither spoke up. They both need to to continue to not speak to eachother and create new memories. In Lucy’s case-moving on means NOT being attached to a guy or girls hip.
I can understand Mike’s frustration here-but unless he mans up and makes sure Augustus is hanging around for the right reasons for Lucy’s wellbeing than he has no right to even have an opinion in the matter. Continue being an *** Mike-you’re good at that.
Athenne June 28, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.
I really don’t think Lucy is just doing this cos she needs a guy all the time. I mean I really think she’s doing this because she needs a distraction. Remember back a long time ago in 2nd grade how Mike completely abandoned Lucy for Sandy? After she found Yashi’s egg she (as far as we’ve seen) delt with the whole situation better. And now he’s basically doing the same thing all over again except worse cos he’s purposely ignoring her. I mean for God’s sake he didn’t even wish her a happy birthday! Augustus is her distraction. I mean look at how she’s been recently. This is like one of the first chapters in a while where she hasn’t been completely angsty so far. And she’s smile and joking around again.
And what I’ve noticed is again there’s something showing in Mike again. I dunno if it can be called jealousy or if he just is being controlling. Cos remember a couple chapters ago with the fancharacter whose name I forget? Remember how he acted? If he does confront Lucy (Which I kinda doubt, cos he’s kinda in ********* mode still) he’s probably gonna act similar to that again. But Mikey you gotta learn that you can’t do that. She’s not your pawn you can’t control her. You have no word in what she does, especially since you’ve completely ignored her for a while now. You can’t just make her do what You want just to have things your way when you’ve cast her aside all this time. It doesn’t work like that Mikey. :l
ToraPandoraPGS June 28, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
I love how this whole comic is written. All the twists and turns are perfectly placed, and any repetition (Mike’s reaction, Lucy’s mood swings) are spaced out enough that they fit just right as character development. BCB is the only comic I’ve ever really liked enough to follow regularly and wait up at night for. A lot of it’s really true to life, something I think a lot of teen angst stories lack. Well done.
On a less praise soaked note, what’s with the heights? Mike is way shorter than Paulo now, and he’s the same height as Jasmine. I don’t remember Augustus towering over Lucy like that either. Could be that I haven’t been paying attention, but it’s just some food for thought anyways.
Comedy June 28, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
Taeshiiiiii!!!!!!! You’re making it too easy to start liking Augustus!! And what’s worse, now Lucy x Augustus seems possible!!!! We need creepy rapist Augustus back so we can all go back to hating him. That seems like the only reasonable way for thing to start making sense again, before, everyone agreed that Augustus was a creeper and should be avoided. But now, he is starting to seem more and more……. I dunno, not rapist-like. I’d rather go back to hating him and having the rest of the readers agree with me.
S0me001 June 28, 2011, 2:04 AM EST.
You know, Augustus doesn’t REALLY seem that bad to me… Sometimes mean, but not really a bad person, and I honestly feel the same way about Lucy, which is why I honestly think they’d be a rather good couple…
Lola June 28, 2011, 2:11 AM EST.
Mike’s still in douchbag mode apparently
MyNamesLucyToo June 28, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.
For those bashing Mike, keep this in mind. Lucy has bounced from him, to Paulo, to the guy in the vote comic whose name I can’t remember but will be corrected when I do and now he sees this girl, who he worries about as a friend or more (for you LucyxMike fans…). I’ve been in his situation though a little less self invested, and it’s frustrating. Plus keep in mind that Auggy is basically seen as a rapist by the group. Now Mike thinks she’s getting along alright, and BAM she’s witha rapist. From his uninformed point of view it’s like watching a train wreck you can’t stop. So don’t just go “OH **** you Mike, You don’t care about Lucy!” keep in mind that while he’s genuinely a jerk, He doesn’t want to see her wind up in a wreck or with a potential rapist. And for you folks saying “Make Auggy back into a rapist so we can not like him,” There’s more to people (And characters) than one side. He seems like a caring (if misguided) guy. He wanted to make Daisy happy, he just did it in a selfish way. Cause he’s a teenager. Teenagers are stupid. It’s kind of the halmark of being a teenager.
And They do look cute together. Great pair.
Sarcastic Spoon June 28, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.
paulo is my favorite. don’t know why he just is… i have been wanting to say that for a while
muttonbanana June 28, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.
I think mikie still likes Lucy. Hehe!
Cathy Cathy June 28, 2011, 3:06 AM EST.
Is that SueXAmaya I see there.
Codysseus June 28, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
*makes popcorn* This is going to be good or err… bad… d-doesnt matter, you understand right?
@Awesome McCoolname I take off my hat *applause*
Leonmaster June 28, 2011, 3:13 AM EST.
Oh I get it now.
Since Lucy can’t cling onto Mike anymore she had to go find another male to be aggressive against……. Some people never change.
That’s why I like Paulo so much. His character and personality has really developed over the course of the comic.
bluesub6 June 28, 2011, 3:22 AM EST.
I think my favorite thing about this page is the color scheme such nice oranges, with a few green pops: mike’s eyes, jazzy’s scarf, sue’s necklace-bobble-thingy, and two panel backgrounds (is the second one implying green with envy? :p).
…sorry if that’s a weird thing to comment on, haha :3c
Defftinwolf June 28, 2011, 3:22 AM EST.
i think augustus is the perfect foil for her, the one male who is, for lack of a better word, emotionally sturdy enough to bounce off of lucy
Thespianut June 28, 2011, 3:51 AM EST.
Aw, glad to see Jazz and Paulo are OK now.
V June 28, 2011, 3:51 AM EST.
Aww man I finally caught up with the comics. How do I get alerts on when you post this?
Mira June 28, 2011, 3:57 AM EST.
On one hand I can see where mike’s coming from for saying that because she’s been acting like a parasite leeching off of people around her and when she stopped for a while, she got back into it. But on the other hand, I feel bad for her because she can’t really talk with anyone anymore about how she really feels and august seems to be a person with whom she can convey her more negative and selfish feelings without being seen as a bitch or an ******* and everyone will probably just assume that she’s just leeching off of her next victim because of it and she’s in a phase where she could really use someone to get everything off of her chest and begin healing rather than hold the important things in and talk about more shallow things and keeping the emotional wounds open for the sake of preserving friendship.
DeltaEdge June 28, 2011, 4:00 AM EST.
…Is it just me, or has the BBC books ran out?
Usually Quiet June 28, 2011, 4:02 AM EST.
‘History with Cats’? But this is BCB, what other history would there b-…… Oh my God. All the time, it was… We finally really did it.
“sue actually looks like she has a raep face on” -NebulaSG
… How did nobody else notice this?! I didn’t even notice that until I read your comment.
We should also note Amaya’s innocent “erm… what?” face.
But, I suppose Sue has to deal with being a minor character somehow.
“Mike is Pulling a Sushi there… :|” -RedJack
^Added to my list of favorite quotes
To all those people putting Mike down:
I have a question: have you people read BCB? Let me be more specific: have you read chapters 1 through 64?
I wish I could say that this question was a joke, as most of my comments are, but… you all seem to completely ignore all of the **** that Lucy, whom is/was Mike’s first and best friend (and second crush), gave to Mike.
If you were to pay attention and think about it, then what Mike has recieved for the past (approximately) 9 years of his life is best described as torture and abuse. He has been in an emotional turmoil since 4th grade. His best friend insulted him and physically hit him on a daily basis.
True, when tough times came the mockery fleeted and true friendship and affection was shown… but those times were always sparse and resulted from dangerous situations (i.e. Confrontation or, more recently, Intervention.
To all the people that like FFC… just remember the master plan.
Alright… I just re-read… well, skimmed through the comments and… seriously: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT, PEOPLES?! Have you ALL forgotten about this page?! Augustus may have ulterior motives, he may not, but… just… wow-ness. Taeshi even reminded us of this page once or twice. Remember that smart guys like FFC tend to have master plans.
To you people saying that Augustus is a nice guy and that Lucy should be friends with him (or tht it’s okay to be friends with him)… re-read the ‘FFC chapters’, as I so lovingly call them. Start here. It might change your opinion. Maybe
He may not have seemed to have done anything wrong, but he is doing what he is with premeditation and tactics. Note the changes in everyone’s attitudes as the FFC chapters progress… perhaps you’ll note some things.
To you people calling me an ***… damn straight I am, and proud of it
And I took ssooooo fricken long writing this that Sarcastic Spoon posted a comment with a similiar topic in it.
Seriously… took over an hour to write this… damn that superfluous nature of mine.
Dem Angsty Felines and Long Messages
? June 28, 2011, 4:22 AM EST.
Man… Mikey looks jealous ;o
nara-chan June 28, 2011, 4:38 AM EST.
interesting how Mike actually cares, didn’t think he’d be so ticked off about it
still, he has a point
grinchinator June 28, 2011, 4:42 AM EST.
man, this page is so orange and green.
like an orange
yey : D
macaron June 28, 2011, 4:52 AM EST.
@ ? I tend to agree with you on most points. Even FFC and his master plan. The problem is though that this a story and not real live so I would make a prediction regarding FFC.
The Master plan is not HIS. This is an important piece of the puzzle. We do not know what his motivation is for carrying out the master plan either. Is it perhaps threats? maybe blackmail or even him just trying to fit in (or trying to be like older brother?) or maybe he really has a black hart. The majority of reasons I can come up with is FORCING him to do this. So there’s a really good chance he will turn on his masters and/or the master plan right at the end and save everybody.
Reasons for the change could also be one of many. He realizes he is in love with Lucy/Daisy, he doesn’t care about the blackmail, or he just doesn’t want to be controlled anymore.
This is of course all speculation but I think this is a good compromise between hard edged FFC haters and the FFC lovers
EDIT: oh and I wouldn’t mind if Amaya gets it on with someone
Antonie June 28, 2011, 4:52 AM EST.
… team paulo… lol
El ferretos June 28, 2011, 5:11 AM EST.
Am I the only one that noticed that it seems Jasmine is still being difficult with Paulo?
StarSturdy June 28, 2011, 5:13 AM EST.
I love how Augustus is drawn in this one, hope to see more of him. I also hope Mike and Sandy get to meet IRL soon….
SourSaltyCandybox June 28, 2011, 5:45 AM EST.
I really hope this stings Mikey, really bad, so he feels terrible and then realises he should try again =.=
Davey June 28, 2011, 6:58 AM EST.
I just realized that Lucy is holding her Middle finger up But uh what prize? Wonder if it’s candy.
Kaira June 28, 2011, 7:39 AM EST.
Maybe it’s just my general good mood today, I dunno. Maybe it’s that extra glass of wine. I don’t know why but I love this page!
Migrant forgot his pin June 28, 2011, 7:40 AM EST.
Oh Paulo, you so silly, trying to get Mike to sell his possessions for you
You never cease to surprise me with these updates, Taeshi. To be quite honest, I thought Lucy was going to slap Augustus after that comment in the last page .
And Mike, why do you have to angst? The only logical reason Mike can be angsty is if he knew what Augustus did to Daisy/ if he knew he was in the gang from Ch. 10. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems as though Mike doesn’t know about either.
Point being, stop being mad at Lucy for being happy, Mike…!
Destroyer June 28, 2011, 9:36 AM EST.
Mike’s definition of a proper situation needs illumination. WHAT would be proper in his book? Is this a grudge against Guy, leftover feelings, or just spite? What is acceptable? I can’t tell anymore. Best course for victory includes knowing what is and isn’t failure. I just can’t figure this out! I have rules against lying and consider denial lying to oneself. This page is messing with standards…
Also, Destroyer, it’s 12. We see the relationship to said gang in 41.
Hoheh June 28, 2011, 10:22 AM EST.
Awwww Paulo and Jasmine made up
Itsu June 28, 2011, 10:48 AM EST.
If this was heard by everyone else, and i was in the same area he was, i would have bitch slapped the idiot for doing that, wasn´t he happy with Sandy? then, why does he cares if she is hanging out with someone else??
i mean seriously all he is doing is wasting emotions MAKE UP YOUR MIND ALREADY ***.
JMOR June 28, 2011, 11:04 AM EST.
can’t wait to see the next page.
Marissa June 28, 2011, 11:09 AM EST.
Oh, for fridge sakes, she’s not trying to date Augustus! She can hang around who she wants. It would be different if it was somebody other than Lucy who, you know, couldn’t kick Augstus’ *** to Timbucktu and back. And if she falls for him, so? It wouldn’t likely develop into much more. Lucy learned a lesson of heartbreak and she likely wont want to put herself through anything else for awhile. I mean, geez, Augustus hasn’t even done anything that bad so far (and he immensely regret the thing with Daisy, not to mention that wasn’t his intentions). Tess has done more than Augustus has, why isn’t she being judged, huh? Because she’s made up for it? Augustus feels no need to care what other people think. That’s why he’s a loner. Being a loner doesn’t make him a villain.
And also, remember when Lucy told Sue that she doesn’t discriminate? Yeah. That’s the case here. She doesn’t give a damn who the hell you are, but that wont stop her from being curious. That’s the part of him that’s partially drawing her to him, because she’s curious. Can she not be? That’s a completely normal reaction when talking to someone you don’t know. Curiosity.
Tsukaiz June 28, 2011, 11:47 AM EST.
She is just being nice to ffcat to get on mikes nerves
DinR June 28, 2011, 12:02 PM EST.
Remember that the only FFcat mike knows is the one that tried to rape Daisy, who mike cares about like a sister.
I understand his thoughts upon seeing lucy on almost-friendly terms with him.
Darth GW7 June 28, 2011, 12:43 PM EST.
wow by the look of this it will be a drama bomb
j June 28, 2011, 12:59 PM EST.
Hmm.. But isnt Augustus trying to reel her in? Even though he says what he says, hes still very suspicious. If hes not a threat then why was tess freaked out the first day of school when he approached her? Could it all lead to a big misunderstanding, or is there something more going on in the shadows?
I dont blame Mike at all for getting upset, but he does need to make up his mind, its not fair to Lucy or Sandy.
Cant wait to see where this goes!!
Dreamer June 28, 2011, 1:07 PM EST.
I just noticed how tall Paulo is compared to Mike O.o (panels 1, 5, and 6)
iisfunnyman June 28, 2011, 2:03 PM EST.
Aaaaaaaawwwww…did your back-up woman finally get over you mishul? Thats ssssoooooooo ssaaaaaadd. Looks like you’ll have to actually put effort into maintaining a relationship now, huh?
Regvarde June 28, 2011, 2:04 PM EST.
To Madam Taeshi and Sir Suitcase
The “Random Chat 2.0” is gone.
I just thought you would like to know that.
TheLightorTheDark June 28, 2011, 2:16 PM EST.
I love Jasmine’s little kerchief, it’s pretty much the most adorable ever
'Rixx June 28, 2011, 2:18 PM EST.
Waiiiiit, you guys are /just/ noticing how tall Paulo is…? Him and David have ALWAYS towered over everyone else!
MissCaitlyn June 28, 2011, 2:22 PM EST.
*Note, this is speculation*
What if part of FFC’s boss’s plan is to woo Lucy, since they’re supposed to get revenge on “green eyes” and Lucy is really close to him (or at least was).
Sandvich June 28, 2011, 2:50 PM EST.
EpicGamerGirl June 28, 2011, 3:00 PM EST.
Does anyone notice what finger Lucy is sticking up in the end of the comic?
Draton June 28, 2011, 3:08 PM EST.
OMG! Love his rape face!
Mr.Kinkey June 28, 2011, 3:11 PM EST.
@Draton You had to tell me before I really looked… Still, doesn’t seem too unfriendly in any way
Fortunos June 28, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.
@Fortunos Then look at their faces while she is doing that.
Draton June 28, 2011, 3:17 PM EST.
Lol, I just realized that Lucy is totally giving FFC the finger. How is that pathetic, Mike?
Katieo June 28, 2011, 3:26 PM EST.
Roflmao Mike stop being a jerk. <3 Good lord, you obviously don’t give two ***** about her anymore, so kindly just stfu.
Yaschiri June 28, 2011, 3:47 PM EST.
@Sandvich agreed… I think that could be happening
Moviefreek June 28, 2011, 4:15 PM EST.
Oh, why is there all the random Mike hate? Noobs, shut up.
On another note, I’m glad to see a bit of Paulo and Mike kind of buddying around. The comic needs more of the guys hanging out and being friends! c:
Null June 28, 2011, 4:26 PM EST.
Oh, Mike, you have no room for judgin’.
From your recent jerk a tude, It’s either Paulo or Mr.I wuv Daisy.
Which would you rather Lucy end up with.
KimmyKirby June 28, 2011, 4:49 PM EST.
Does anyone else but me think that going hanging out with a creepy person who tried to RAPE a good friend because they have problems with loneliness KINDA pathetic?
Bro-man June 28, 2011, 4:59 PM EST.
@Bro-man I think so.
Connor June 28, 2011, 5:30 PM EST.
She didn’t walk over to him.So it wasn’t her fault.
BitterSweetCandyBowl June 28, 2011, 5:52 PM EST.
Looks like Mike is jealous.
starfighter105 June 28, 2011, 6:12 PM EST.
@bro-man theres a incentive comic that shows what wouldve happened if abbey hadnt interfered, he wouldnt have raped her, and he was about to pull away when he was hit.
Echo June 28, 2011, 6:21 PM EST.
Man, that’s crappy. He’s so thoughtless, he just sees Lucy, not talking to him or anything, and is all hating. That’s real nice of him.
Mindie June 28, 2011, 6:32 PM EST.
Just a couple of more hours to see what else Mike does mean
MyNamesLucyToo June 28, 2011, 6:57 PM EST.
there are two ways of looking at this
You could think Mike is the jerk for getting mad because lucy moved on from him..
Or you could think Lucy is the jerk for not being able to handle the fact that Mike moved on from her and throwing a major fit about it and trying to find another guy that will pine over her…
Honestly i see them as two people who got hurt by each other and neither one of them is the bad guy.
Voice June 28, 2011, 6:58 PM EST.
It’s always a good idea to yell “God she’s so pathetic” in a crowded hallway.
Nithros June 28, 2011, 7:11 PM EST.
I really didn’t realize that Lucy was that short. Until now.
Cyaniede June 28, 2011, 7:31 PM EST.
I actually don’t think he’s jelous. For me he’s looking at it more like Voice said: “Lucy is the jerk for not being able to handle the fact that Mike moved on from her and throwing a major fit about it and trying to find another guy that will pine over her…” It’s more like he thinks she’s pathetic because she’s still depending on other guys to feel worthy, so it didn’t work with Paulo neither and now she’s so desperated she is even hanging out with Augustus, who everyone think is a jerk.
Effie June 28, 2011, 7:36 PM EST.
@42 I get your point, but what we have to realize here is that not all the characters in BCB are the same. mike has never had the same emotional patterns as Lucy, so why did it start all of a sudden now?
My idea of this comic’s plot is that Mike realizes he’s been judging Lucy to harshly. I think that “that-creepy-guy-with-the-scar” will come after Mike, and Lucy will save him. Then Sandy betrays mike, so Lucy and mike become a couple, or maybe Taeshi plans on making her move back to see mike, just to add to the drama. Next, either Augustus or Abbey will get together with Daisy, I’m not entirely sure yet, but Augustus will probably “sacrifice” himself to save daisy from the creepy-scarred-one. Then Paulo probably gets together with Tess, because it doesn’t seem like Jasmine will stay his girlfriend. David might also develop as a character and maybe even have his own chapter, once again, but more serious than the last time.
HOLY-CRAP-BCB-ROCKS ;) June 28, 2011, 7:44 PM EST.
in my opinion is this just a sparkle of Mike’s true feelings. he knows Sandy’s life is impossible to fit into.
really. she’s not even taking the real effort to get there.
Lucy has been doing alot of rough and ”filthy” things lately, because she was so unsecure. and what most people forget is that the pillow-talk chapter was only 1 or 2 weeks. even 40 pages of them are actually written over 1 night. the status between mike and lucy are still the same. mike didn’t ignore her months, but perhaps 1 week, 2 weeks max. this is also why jazz is actually hesitating with Paulo.
Mike didn’t lose his emotions for her. he secretly hopes she just didn’t give up on her. Mike knows what he’s doing. but the situation he’s in.. he can’t solve it.
SomeDamBuilder June 28, 2011, 8:58 PM EST.
Y’know, maybe Lucy and FFC can be friends.
And by friends, I mean friends. Forgetting all that stupid romancey stuff, and just be friends. Maybe meld him into less of a antisocial. All that fun stuff.
But nothing more.
Rift June 28, 2011, 9:12 PM EST.
OK Mike, you’ve just confirmed your *** status. You ditched her. 1 week or 1 month, you have no right to judge her anymore.
Jay the First June 28, 2011, 9:32 PM EST.
I still see FFC and Amaya hitting it off.
Dee June 28, 2011, 10:06 PM EST.
StarSturdy June 28, 2011, 10:47 PM EST.
Damn mike can you be any less obvious? It’s obvious his jealous, but whether that means anything I don’t know.
Vaughn June 28, 2011, 10:49 PM EST.
The absence of dogs in the comic makes my soul weep.
I wonder if there’s some lore to that? Are dogs minorities? If so, do they have music and culture that cats don’t understand?
Cat: “Woof, dawg!”
Dog: “HEY! You can’t say that! That’s OUR word! You got no right using it, fuzzy!”
Spectre39 June 28, 2011, 11:11 PM EST.
Touchy people should remove the cactus from there ***..doesn’t matter who you are ^_^
Don’t feed Trolls.
Also: Yes, this is going to play out interestingly. Thanks for the update Taeshi and Suitcase. Rest well.
justsayin June 28, 2011, 11:25 PM EST.
@Spectre39: That’s my theory as well, that dogs are a minority in this world. There are a few things in the comic that support this (other than the obvious fact that there are more cat characters than dog characters), but I don’t quite feel like combing through the archive to find the evidence.
Floweramon June 28, 2011, 11:31 PM EST.
WHY should he care about who Lucy sees?
He has a girlfriend….sorta.
joefox June 28, 2011, 11:39 PM EST.
YAY JEALOUSLY FTW!!!!
DarkCrystal828 June 29, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
Ah, this relates to me so well….
Zeffren June 29, 2011, 3:14 AM EST.
Ohjeez, I love how Mike looks in the 3rd to last panel, just that look on his face.
Iceball3 June 29, 2011, 12:55 PM EST.
I ship AugustusxLucy.
Hannibal June 29, 2011, 6:41 PM EST.
Augy is the male version of lucy and vice versa
There so damn alike
Viperalist June 29, 2011, 7:51 PM EST.
LOL Mikes face.
Sally June 29, 2011, 8:33 PM EST.
@Viperalist: Both being able to make snide remarks, alike is not.
Hoheh June 30, 2011, 1:52 AM EST.
Mikes still got some feelings
jack June 30, 2011, 2:24 PM EST.
=.= June 30, 2011, 3:09 PM EST.
@Viperalist: “They’re”, actually.
Hmmmm Mike’s face says a lot right there.
Karrow June 30, 2011, 6:20 PM EST.
Okay so when Daisy’s feeling low and goes to Augustus nobody but Abbey notices who feels bad for her. But when Lucy’s feeling the same and for honestly much better reasons (Mike being a total jerk to her) Mike says she’s pathetic.
Mike making me mad. I want the old Mike back! Sandy brought out the worst in him if you ask me.
mdg245 July 1, 2011, 11:46 AM EST.
Hm. Mike doesn’t seem too keen on talking to her about it. I call spite.
Most recent semi-verbal interaction. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c64/p1.html
Next most. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c62/p2.html
Actually conversing. http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c61/p4.html
Hoheh July 2, 2011, 9:34 AM EST.
SOMEBODY IS DENYING THEIR JEALOUSY IN HERE.
Nishakun July 2, 2011, 11:42 AM EST.
I’d actually much prefer Lucy and Augustus, seems like a solid coupling, if you ask me.
Ern July 2, 2011, 2:37 PM EST.
I think I like LucyxAugustus now… They’d be a badass couple
Lin July 2, 2011, 5:30 PM EST.
i hate you mike.
i hate you so much.
ANON July 2, 2011, 8:30 PM EST.
To hell with Mike!
Forever9Lives July 3, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
Well you gotta admit, Lucy IS kinda pathetic
DisturbedOne July 3, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
I disagree DisturbedOne I don’t think Lucy s pathetic at all!
Fell July 3, 2011, 8:43 PM EST.
Lucy’s got some patheticness, she just hates showing it. THAT’S what makes her seem pathetic. *uses smartass logic*
Nishakun July 6, 2011, 5:59 PM EST.
Mike’s jealous While Lucy made a new friend… good for her! Maybe she’ll grow out of the mental state she’s in O-O
ChocoBunny July 6, 2011, 9:22 PM EST.
…. so Mike can have a girlfriend, and make friends… While Lucy is for some reason forbidden to make any?! Great logic Mike, I adore your selfishness >:/
MnM July 6, 2011, 9:28 PM EST.
Lucy needs someone who will force her to face and grow past her issues, Agustus fits that bill pretty well with how naturally harsh and blunt he is (Originally I was expecting that to be Paulo, but he’s with Jazzy now so…) And mikes still somewhat in two minds about her. He’s yet to let her confession and his rejection go, so they could still be friends. They both just need to learn to move on. ^-^
Vega July 10, 2011, 5:26 PM EST.
Did I miss something? How does calling a girl a bitch make her want to hang out with you?
Jerel July 15, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
Because Lucy likes a challenge and likes it when guys are mean to her but give her attention.
Ven July 15, 2011, 3:29 PM EST.
@Ven: Wrong. The only two guys she’s shown much interest in, other than a certain fancharacter who was also nice to her, weren’t really known for being mean to her. For Mike, in spite of fans saying otherwise, he has gotten considerably meaner to her. It just makes her sad. A more likely scenario is that the two hit it off after Augustus got Lucy’s interest enough to talk to him.
Hoheh July 20, 2011, 2:10 PM EST.
I think Augustus is the has been the only one to really match Lucy’s Moxi :T SO much I kinda think of him as the “male” Lucy…
Hence the clashing eventually subsiding into a friendship. I kinda like seeing them hang out though
Chartruse August 4, 2011, 1:53 PM EST.
i just realized Paulo is taller than mike…
RandomPanda August 24, 2011, 9:57 AM EST.
I already knew that Mike was an idiot but this really made him look worse.
DeSpErAtE567 September 3, 2011, 8:16 AM EST.
Yes, @Hohe, but remember, Mike and Lucy’s early relationship was all about furiously competing with one another. Sure, Mike was nice to her in that he put up with her abuse and was there when she needed emotional support, but their relationship has been very, very competitive since the start.
She likes men who challenge her, and who can take a hit and keep coming. She likes men with whom she can totally vent her angry, competitive, aggressive tendencies and they not only can take it but dish it out too.
Guys like FFC.
Still, I am with Mike on this one.
Fruvous September 14, 2011, 1:49 AM EST.
Mike is jealouse( sorry because my english bad) im malays
Lucas September 29, 2011, 7:01 AM EST.
I wonder if Daisy’s told Mike about Augustus…
Luigifan September 30, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Please Mike, realize you still love her. You just cant let go of your old crush!!
Woodnesword October 8, 2011, 3:41 AM EST.
Why the hell is Lucy pathetic?
Just because she decided not to trust you anymore?
Kona-Chan December 18, 2011, 6:22 PM EST.
Okay, Mike, just because she found another guy to hang out with doesn’t mean shes “pathetic”. So shut up. Either go out with Lucy, or **** OFF!
youill1 April 26, 2012, 8:24 PM EST.
Gosh darn it Mike! She isn’t yours so you either need to make up with her so you guys can be friends again (this is all she wants) or leave it alone!
Now it’s your time to be happy!
Aly June 8, 2012, 11:35 PM EST.
Poor Mike, he’s not the center of the world of a girl he don’t even say hello. Let’s hope he’s not going to be aggressive, Roger style.
He want her out of her life. She is. He have to grown up and deal with that.
D.Durand December 11, 2012, 4:55 AM EST.
Haa, and why should YOU care Mike?
shaaa February 21, 2013, 6:53 PM EST.
I think they’re gonna win the contest… sometime… otherwise, why mention it in the first place?
Sambo March 2, 2013, 8:52 PM EST.
kiki March 18, 2013, 3:13 PM EST.
I like how everyone automatically assumes that Mike is jealous
JL March 25, 2013, 12:22 AM EST.
Wow, calm thine teats, Michael õ_ô
4hStar April 29, 2013, 10:37 PM EST.
WHAT?!? How dare you say that about Sue and Amaya! They hang out together all the time, and NOW it bothers you? Sheesh. No magic popcorn handouts for YOU!
CrazyCat May 24, 2013, 12:35 PM EST.
Havn’t any of you noticed Paulo looks EXACTLY like Tails from Sonic the hedgehog? Just… you know… a crapload cooler and less of a girl? <—totally awesome
Natanael Taveras June 29, 2013, 5:58 PM EST.
question for mike that will never be answered: why does it matter that lucy has other friends who are guys? i mean, i have a close friend, prolly my best friend, who is a guy, and there really is NOTHING there, no secret crushes, no dates, no nothing. it’s just normal for people to be just friends.
Carindel Girl October 10, 2013, 6:20 PM EST.
he seems to like being a jerk.
Tails November 27, 2013, 7:08 PM EST.
My question is, why is Mike so annoyed about this? It’s her life, not his, and if she chooses to hang out with that guy, then what’s it to Mike? And right after he says he doesn’t care about her or what she does. Mike, you’re giving me a whole ton of conflicting signals.
Parasite December 18, 2013, 3:24 PM EST.
Lucy and Augustus have officially hit bro status.
Nyarth February 2, 2014, 11:19 PM EST.
ye ol jealous trick well played
TemplarArchon_Hunter July 28, 2014, 8:16 PM EST.
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