Carry Me — Page 26
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Veronica’s Commentary

lucy you incredible wreck, you.

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522 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #179577

Well dang. someone is a sour-puss……..punny

XRT SuperSonic August 31, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179578

Okay. If Mike continues ignoring Lucy after this, THEN I’ll have a problem.

In the meantime…

THAT GIRL NEEDS THERAPY.

Smash Genesis August 31, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179579

I knew it! It say fancy drugs on the box! Worse is the fact his mother is not helping his drug problem. This is just awful.

Kindle kat August 31, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179580

i dont think i like the look mike’s givin there.
But i do love what davids doing. watch out man, dont **** Sue off. D:

The-Gray-Angel August 31, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179581

cool strip dawg.
gotta love delusional Lucy.
Delucy-nal?

skmojo August 31, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179582

Hey atleast they are talking again!

Meowth766 August 31, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179584

When I started reading the page I was all YEY!!! they finally started speaking with each other!! ^^

But I was quite disappoint to see that Mike haven’t pass over his hatred… Hope he will somday.

By the way quite a good page as ever ^^

Enialys August 31, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179585

Paulo x Lucy has ended…for now. Mike is like “DO NOT WANT”

Bangomango August 31, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179586

Dawwwwwww

DrakesOfWrath August 31, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179587

omg i love this

micelite August 31, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179588

aww man! poor Lucy

Dan August 31, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179589

aaaaaaaand he’s got the bug, now.

StarSturdy August 31, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #179591

David can speak play?
It seems Mike is about to have a bitch fit…

Lion August 31, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #179592

Hahaha, David, I wonder if he’s right.

MiwAuturu August 31, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #179593

oh he still detests you, woman

ChewySmokey August 31, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #179594

It’s so sweet and yet so sad. And David is the ultimate play critic.

Xenos August 31, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #179595

Awkward Turtle….

GKIDRULZ August 31, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #179596

Lucy is officially psycho

TK August 31, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #179597

Mike the *******.

Anon August 31, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179598

: ( …. this makes me sad… 8 comments within 10 seconds… erm, i mean, Mikes anger D:… THAT’S what makes me sad >.>.

Musashi August 31, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179599

what the hell mike! stop being so angry. god, thanks for the page Taeshi. honestly i love it, just annoyed at mike.

Deuce Moose August 31, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179600

Mike looks… ******

PauloXLucy4ever August 31, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179601

Jessica is not impressed.

Nope August 31, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179602

Evil Mike stare?

Shada August 31, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179603

B’awwwe LUCY <3

Frymon August 31, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179604

What? They block ****** but not douche?

PauloXLucy4ever August 31, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179605

Ugh I don’t like the face Mike is making. That better be a face of self loathing or I’m jumping in fridays strip and decking him

Scaught August 31, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179606

What the heck Mike? Why you lookin all maaaddd? She’s insanely happy you’re talking to her!

… unless you’re mad she’s practically giving you her sickness. :P

Emma August 31, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #179607

Mike….angry??

Atlas August 31, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #179608

isn’t how angry mike is in this just beautiful

SpaceMouse August 31, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #179609

Ouch, I can tell what’s going through Mike’s head by the look on his face. D:

Sure looks like Jess is thinking “Why couldn’t that be me?” XD

Qsandas August 31, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #179610

I don’t think Mike dislikes her (alot). I think he is trying to get her to become more independent. But she still just clings to him.

DemonKat August 31, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #179611

THANK YOU GKIDRULZ FOR STATING THE TRUTH. AWKWARD TURTLE INDEED.

PauloXLucy4ever August 31, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #179612

Just stating: I knew something like this would happen ( not exactly this, but something close.) and I knew Mike was gonna be a jerk.

Forrealnigga August 31, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #179613

Aww Lucy ):

nanxi August 31, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #179614

…. mike is a d bag… poor Lucy…. lucyxpaulo!!! Used to be mikexlucy but ever since he got all whipped about Sandy…. I’ve been rooting for Paulo

feralsoul August 31, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #179615

Ok. As much as I pull for Lucy X Mike I am really starting to hate mike right now. I think FF cat was nicer. Mike has become a complete Douche bag.
I am starting to think the new scarf is cursed or something.

Teeroy766 August 31, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #179616

@DemonKat
wonderful explanation. it clears up alot when you think about it like that. i had forgotten that he was trying to help her break away. i was zoned out on my “ship” and forgot. lol

XRT SuperSonic August 31, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #179617

Why is Mike so grumpy?

CatTrooper August 31, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #179618

honistly i can blame mike for ignoring her. he had tried to be nice to her all his life and all she ever was was a total jerk.

clay w. August 31, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #179619

bro needs to chill

dealwithit August 31, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #179620

I will be so mad at Mike if he hurts Lucy for this, when she is so happy that he is talking to her. So mad.

But aww poor Lucy. :( I hope they can be friends again.

Rosemarie August 31, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #179621

Like i said before Taeshi, your art work is unparalellable with any other comic i had ever seen/read! And oohhhhhh DAMN! Mike is about to snap… Awesome page!

Luio August 31, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #179622

my dad got a bug recently, so I guess I know what’s coming to me.

Esspytood August 31, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #179623

Teeroy766 is right.. Ever since Mike just that dumb scarf, he’s been acting big-headed.. :P

Day~Day August 31, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #179624

Im going to kill him he is such a heartless insensitive *** that needs to have burning coals put around his heart and be left im a pit filled with scorpions for a week then we can see if he will notice how good he has it with a real girl that actually cares about him unlike that mass halucination we call sandy. I may have to tie his limbs to 4 sled dog teams and yell MUSH!!!!!! … ok thats a bit of an overreaction but he needs to grow a pair of real balls and stop being a ***** because there is nothing like a delusional sick beautiful girl crying… Forgot where i was going with that……………………..MUSH!!!!


Excuse profanity if its not allowed please  i was mad at that *******

DinR August 31, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #179625

Just when I thought she was done…

OH WISHFUL THINKING. OH YOU.

Well, this ought to burst with jerk Mike being irritated with a desperate and pathetic Lucy.
Ugh. You were so close to being tolerable, Lucy baby. So close.

Cute,cute,cute drama though.

Quick prediction though:

In the next page, possibly Mike is going to bust out into a raging speech on how Lucy should stop being so clingy to him and get over herself. She doesn’t need Michael, or anyone for that matter to keep living. Although, I doubt she’d take it the right way if he did that, being desperate Lucy.

Yeah. Maybe something like that.

Schulz August 31, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #179626

I think Lucy is going to need therapy… ;-; Poor Lucy… Is she ever going to get closure?

Nyanko August 31, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #179627

“Fancy Drugs” huh? Seems legit.

Mike is hating on Lucy again…

CriticalQuit August 31, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #179628

Is he mad because of the bully thing from Abbey and Sue’s debate? Or Sandy?

Kikren August 31, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #179629

>Implying PauloXLucy fans were going to get a happy ending.
>Implying MikeXLucy fans are going to get a happy ending.

LackLuster August 31, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #179630

So Paulo dragged sick Lucy all over creation just so she could have a MikexLucy moment? Weirdness. The “turned me down but scared you wouldn’t talk to me” sounds like the Daisy Arc all over again.

Anon August 31, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #179631

I was really happy when Mike talked to Lucy but when i saw his expression, i lost my smile. :(

Dusk August 31, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #179632

David should’ve written the script. It seems like he knows what he’s talking about. 8-D

NITWITT August 31, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #179633

****ING MIKE!!!!! ¬¬ somebody SHOOT HIM!!!!

Nadss August 31, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #179634

I miss blue-scarfed Mike… I don’t like the angry look in his eyes, and I hope he’ll be nice to Lucy again… soon.
Wow, there really is something wrong with Lucy. She must really have missed him.

Oh, and of course David makes me smile in the end! :)

Lily August 31, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #179635

Aw Jessica looks so concerned…
Mike can be a real jerk D:

Konicaa August 31, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #179636

OH COME ON!!!! WHERES PAULOS HAPPY ENDING!!??

micelite August 31, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #179637

If Mike were a wrestler, he would be a Mr. Anderson.

Gregory August 31, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #179638

Easy Mike…Easy…she’s delirious and damaged. Your patience may be at an end but this is SO NOT THE TIME TO GO OFF ON HER :nope:

Mike cares, he’s just really, REALLY frustrated. No one with any kind of decency puts that much time into someone and then just forgets about it. Mike is a decent guy; he just needs some time to get reacquainted with that fact.

Kroth August 31, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #179639

Hate to be a grammar Nazi, but I believe it’s “contagious”, not “contageous”, though everything else looks good!

Zatch August 31, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #179640

wot!?

some guy August 31, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #179641

I feel a very bad storm brewing =/ hurricane Mike =/

Feyaden August 31, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #179642

agreed he need to have life kick HIM in the face a little

Thespianut August 31, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #179643

Makes me wonder: Either Mike is still really mad at Lucy, or mad at himself for the way he was treating her.

Honestly, I think if he were really angry at Lucy, his eyes in Panel 9 would be focused elsewhere, but as they are they seem angled too much towards himself for that to be it.

But, I’m probably wrong.

Awesome McCoolname August 31, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #179644

Jessica’s face is appropriate. And I want to throttle Mike with his own scarf. He needs to disappear off the face of the earth, and Lucy needs to forget he ever existed.

Kaytay August 31, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #179645

I agree with Smash Genesis… the therapy thing I’m iffy on. Lucy’s really sick right… and this is the first time in a while that she and Mike have been.. “together” if you will.

[“in a while” may just be because I’m reading the comic a it updates, so it just SEEMS a long time]

Missme August 31, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #179647

It’s funny, though I think very intentional that Mike is slowly becoming a more deplorable character, and Paulo becoming a more sympathetic one.

Disnee August 31, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #179648

Wow mike looks…..seriously ****** in panel 9 >.>

Karma August 31, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #179649

Lolwut?

Subject-Delta August 31, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #179650

Mike’s expression in that last panel ****** me off.
For the love of this comic, she’s thanking you, at least let her off without glaring at her like she ate your babies Mad Lucy
I feel so bad for Lucy…

David on the other hand, made me laugh XD
Comic relief always makes me feel better.

Great page again Taeshi ;)

Pshawl August 31, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #179651

Is he ****** at himself, or her?

Chair Son Of Cup August 31, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #179652

Awww, Jess is adorbs. <33
Honestly wouldn’t mind a Jess x Lucy pairing eheh

isabelle August 31, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #179653

This looked like it was going the start of Mike and Lucy rebuilding thier friendship, then pannel 9 happened… now I have no clue where it’s going. I can’t wait to see how the last pages of this chapter turn out.

Also, I’m wondering if Mike’s immune system is still shot from the sleeping pill overdose… hmmm

Aken August 31, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #179654

mike totally looks like he’s about to push her away.

sen August 31, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #179655

Poor purple cat :(

Doodleydoowop August 31, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #179656

Dude…Mike’s face though. I can see he’s gonna be a real dick on the next page.

Missus August 31, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #179657

Seems Mad Lucy has a brain fever…

-redundant words go here-
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-redundant words go here-

Zero August 31, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #179658

I get the feeling that Mike doesn’t quite realize just how delirious that Lucy is right now…I’m still pretty ticked at Paulo for not having David take her somewhere to rest as opposed to the practice.

I really hope that Mike doesn’t do what I have a feeling he’s going to in the next strip. Of course, if he continues to be the ***** that I’ve found him to be, I can’t help but imagine that his civil act of offering Lucy some medicine will soon be overwritten with more prickiness.

Daeva August 31, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #179659

mike the suddenly uncharacteristically huge douche. That complete personality turnaround will never make sense to me

xetch August 31, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #179660

wow david is using his comic relief to good use today

huh August 31, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #179661

if mike gets some perspective on what hes become then i will have some hope for him. if he a diiiick in the next page then i will upgrade my killing instrument of choice from lead pipe to base ball bat with nails and JUST GO TO TOWN Furious Abbey

Thespianut August 31, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #179662

I like how the random guy on the right can’t seem to make up his mind between sympathy and indifference.
Random guy: “Hmmm…don’t really know what’s going on…should I be sad, or?…”

Fedora Warrior August 31, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #179664

Firstly is the name of the drug Mike has just named “Fancy drugs”? Secondly Mike looks really really angry I suspect a yelling match is pending.

Rawrdinosaur August 31, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #179665

Awww, Jessica! Feeling bad for Lucy. She’s a background character but I really like her, she seems like a serious lady but I think she’s actually so sweet!

And Mike, bla bla bla he’s a jerk bla bla.

V August 31, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #179666

Aaah, I feel like this is going to end badly. And I really don’t want it too; damn these gut feelings.

twalker500 August 31, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #179667

…awkies.

Ali August 31, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #179668

AUGH! I hate you TAESHI! now i have to wait for new updates. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

jamie mac August 31, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #179669

I feel that mike is about to get yelly….

Wolf August 31, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #179670

Ok. Michael just looks all annoyed face then mean faced in this so far. I get that Lucy needs to be independent, but she just wants to go back to talking. That’s all she cares about atm. If Mike yells at her, I’m gonna lose some respect for the kid.

Bunbunmobile August 31, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #179671

holy damn mike looks very angry D:

Bonk August 31, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #179672

Maybe he’s just angry ‘cause she’s sick…. :<

More then likely not…

I know people say Lucy was ten times as worse before she decided to simmer down a little, but Mike only prolonging the issue by hating her. However, I’ve been in a similar situation before, and the guy hated me until a year after when he had hooked up and gotten over other girls. He was more chill by then and we could say apologise before leaving.

Jax August 31, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #179673

Also look at Jess’s sad face. Either she feels left out or sad for the two, lol!

and Mike’s probably not gonna’ be a cool as Paulo if you stress yourself into puking again Lucy… Or leaking…

Jax August 31, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #179674

Judging by the reactions of Mike’s face… the message I can feel is “You still don’t get it…” Lucy still has a lot to learn… and Mike isn’t giving her any choice. What Lucy needs to do is be more independent, along with treating Mike right after everything he did for her. She needs to stop hiding her sensitive side and acting tough. Mike is really sick of it for not getting enough appreciation for what he did for her. The only reason he’s talking to her is to only give her medicine, nothing more.

Lucy needs to start relying on her other friends and/or be more independent. Mike has reasons to not talk to Lucy, and the only reason he refuses to talk to her is because she keeps stepping on her words and getting into arguments with him, despite keeping her from rivers and such. Untill Lucy learns and changes, Mike is going to ignore Lucy (except the play).

…Trust me… I’ve faced this many times, most cases as Lucy. She’s in a losing battle… and Mike won’t let Lucy have her way anymore.

Lucy has two options I see so far: 1) Change her attitude towards Mike and apologzing for being a “ soulless bitch ” (may take more than that but it’ll be a start), or 2) Continue being clinging in hopes Mike will start talking to her again as a friend.

Lucy really needs to stop being a helpless child… when you’re in high school, espcially sophmore year, it’s time to start being an adult and be responsible for your actions towards others and your friends. Otherwise, it’s going to be a long, sad high school life.

I can’t really blame Mike either for his actions towards Lucy. He has his reasons and he’s not going to let them go anytime soon. Lucy needs to start apologizing soon… before she loses Mike forever.

———-This has to be the longest comment I’ve ever made in this webcomic!——

…in other news, Since WHEN does David know about grammer?! O_O Is he… getting SMARTER?! Guess Sue doesn’t like constructive criticism…

Blue Sly August 31, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #179675

Mikes thinking dont touch me!
hopefully hes thinking about not getting sick D:

Kyute August 31, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #179676

Oh my gosh!

Most of you forget that Lucy was treating him like DIRT for the longest time when he did nothing but make her happy! She deserved it, if not completely at least to a degree. He has a right to be angry. The entire comic doesn’t just revolve around Lucy. I would be mad if I were Mike. I’m not saying he shouldn’t start talking to her or being her friend again, but you can’t legitimately blame him for being mad, so just live with Mike being mad.

By the way, I haven’t experienced a situation even slightly similar to this one, if anyone was thinking that I was biased because of something like that. I’ve actually been a MikexLucy for a long time. But recent events are shaking up that relationship. It makes me sad, but it makes for a good story, so I’m not complaining.

And remember that most of my post is directed at the people who are all mad at Mike.

Keep up the good work, Taeshi.

Capperroff August 31, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #179677

Anyone else been noticing Jessica’s facial expressions on this page and on the one previous? Seems like Paulo isn’t the only one who wants some Lucy lovin’ ;)

Kit August 31, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #179678

I support MikexLucy all the way (though I like some PauloxLucy once in awhile), but Mike’s angry face right there makes me want to slap him. Mad Lucy Sure, Lucy treated him badly and all, but UGH. On the other hand, Lucy has some serious angst going on. :/

Fangirl August 31, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #179679

LOL, I’d totally do what Davids doing. I hate bad scripts

Silver the Dragon August 31, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #179680

Someone needs to slap the living crap out of Mike.

Mattx2 August 31, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #179681

For some reason I think instead of a bug, all Lucy had was alcohol.

... August 31, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179682

If I was in that room, I would knee Mike in the nuts for being a ****waffle.

PSP Anon August 31, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179683

Jess looks like she knows how this is going to end :/

Wolf August 31, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179684

I think he mad

ClosetLucy August 31, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179685

i have something agains mike now

DAVID FO THA WIN 8-D


(i now know the comic updates 6:00 in the mornin where i live)

Jinxor August 31, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #179686

Ahahah poor Jessica. Your crush is so doomed~

Its very cute seeing her like this. A bit silly, but cute.

And silly Lucy, still not over Mike… and Mike getting upset that she’s making a big deal out of it.

Titanium Dragon August 31, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #179687

Jess and the other Dog seem touched or horrified…..
I dunnot know anymore
Smart David is Smart

Frerard is REAL August 31, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #179688

AWWWW EVERYBODY LETS PITY THE CUTE GIRL KITTY WITH THE PINK BOW.

Because she couldn’t possibly be the problem here. It’s all stupid Mike’s fault right?

Wrong lol. If you had someone as clingy as Lucy as long as he had, you’d start to get annoyed too. Especially if you had a boyfriend/girlfriend already and you knew that the person who is clingy to you likes you.

Mike’s just thinking, “Oh boy here we go again, I’m tired of this crap.”

Ven August 31, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #179690

I can understand Mike’s predicament and his unwillingness to talk to Lucy after all he has done for her and what she has done in return. But he’s a jerk for believing she’ll just magically get over him once he ignores her, he needs to help her become a more independant less insecure person or at least goad her to go to a psychologist or something =/

Wolf August 31, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #179691

Wow! He’s really really angry D: … Like… uhmm….wow. I didn’t expect that! I thought he’d just be like: (sad sigh) <:D oh lucy you be so clingy…

Sleepyface August 31, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #179692

You know, it might not say “Fancy Drugs.” It might say “Necromancy Bugs.”

…Whatever those are.

Pocket Lord Sephirjon August 31, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #179693

Put a angry face when a sick girl is taking to you.
Put a angry face when the same girl is taking with someone else.

Ricardo August 31, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #179694

Beautiful.

johnnyBUZZ August 31, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #179695

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH D:
Why Taeshi, WHY?!? T-T It’s not that I have anything against your ideas, but Making Lucy act so silly and talk like that to Mike… I feel like I’m gonna pass out right now… x-x I’m totally expecting this chapter to END!! T-T

RunninLittleDummy August 31, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #179696

for those calling out that Lucy deserves it in the long run, yes, that may be true, but there are people who see an opening to “mend things” too in which Mike is the one pushing out now. And that’s where they see him at fault. But in doing so we’d miss out on a lot of juicy stuff. And I love the fact this comic doesn’t make it that easy so you never quite know where it’s gonna go!

I’m Neutral, though I do prefer the sweet Mike, which we don’t see in the presence of Lucy any more, but he has a right to be angry. He’s greatly expressing it though instead of repressing it to make things “seem” okay.

Also agree with Blue sly on he’s trying to push her away to make her independent. Make her go to other things. However when she did that with Agustus, he got ****** off. So maybe he wants her with her female friend,s still hating to see her around other guys.

As for an apology and confession, she kind of already did when she confessed her feelings. But I think he is waiting for her to “grow up”.

Jax August 31, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #179697

i would still defend mike even after this page… i’d welcome people to try jumping into friday’s strip, though.

smashing their skulls open on their computer monitors would put an end to alot of these irritating comments.

it’s obvious people forgot how much of a bitch lucy has always been to mike, and she only bothered revealing her feelings long after mike had moved on.

i can only assume most of the people here are ignorant children, or pathetic adults. :/

jessica looks like she’s a little disappointed seeing lucy holding mike like that, probably wishing she was the one in lucy’s arms. :smirk:

Thanatos August 31, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #179698

Jessica is SO bi. :smirk:

Eveco August 31, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #179699

People are really grasping at straws to defend that immature, self-centered little explicative named Mike.

Mattx2 August 31, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #179700

Looks like Mike is about to turn into another Sasuke!!! NO!!!!!! I can only handle ONE emo psychopath at a time!!!!!! D:

Kakashi August 31, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #179701

@Kakashi LOL

And :c this reminds me of me and a friend …except I’m not like.. delirious like Lucy..and hardly like Lucy at all actually.

Raven August 31, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #179702

I’m I the only one who thinks Mike’s a little hawt with an angry/annoyed face?

NarWolf August 31, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #179703

mike = ***

Celsy August 31, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #179704

I know i have seen lucys eyes like that before but i cant put my finger on where… Still great eyes (Center panel) and is david now a film/play critic… Wouldnt surprise me hes a total badass

DinR August 31, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #179705

Mike you *********! I used to want you with Lucy!

Subject-Delta August 31, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #179706

well, actually matt… i’m more grasping at people’s throats to defend mike.

grasping, squeezing… crushing.

oh, and kakashi… that was a horrible comparison, mike is nothing like that traitorous *******.

Thanatos August 31, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #179707

Wow. Lucy Is Being Kinda. . Clingy. That a Good Word To Say About This Page/Situation? . . Clingy.
Anyways. .
I Just Love Jessicas Exspresion In The Last Panel. .
Keep Up The good Work Taeshi ^-^

NightFaller August 31, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #179708

@Subject-Delta

Hey, hey hey!

Have you loved someone so much that you actually fee bad when she is with you? that you actually kind of hate “her”, but it’s only because you love her, because she broke your heart?

Well i have!, it SUCKS! but it exists, so dont go all over him, he doesnt want to feel like that, yet he HAS to because of all the things Lucy said.

**** i hate people who think guys are bad just because they say/feel/do things to woman, but what they dont know is that that same guy LOVED a girl SO MUCH he ended up feeling both love and hate so much, just because of something that that girl did

———————Now for the actual Comment——————————-

I hope lucy doesn’t get to get away with Paulo or Mike, i mean DAMN she just doesn’t deserve it

El-Mery August 31, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #179709

@Thanatos

Please try not to generalize who is in the audience, especially in such an insulting way. Just because they disagree with your point of view does not make them an ignorant or pathetic person in any way.

Back on topic. I don’t see any point in trying to place blame on either of them, because a relationship between people relies on both of the parties’ acceptance of certain rules of behavior. Both Mike and Lucy have acted rather childish at points, but for the longest time both of them accepted their relationship. We cannot shame Mike because he no longer accepts the way he had been treated, but at the same time, his current actions are in no way justifiable (his behavior as of late toward Lucy). It is the same concerning Lucy’s actions (e.g. prolonged verbal abuse as well as other examples).

I can understand Mike’s aggravation toward Lucy, I’ve been in similar situations/relationships, but I cannot honestly say that he is approaching it in a healthy way whatsoever. I can also empathize with Lucy, as I have also been in relationships where I had a single person who I personally relied on in multiple ways, and some of my behavior was similar to hers. It is not easy on either party, and honestly, the healthiest way to resolve something like that for me has been communication. Not yelling, insulting, etc., but mature communication where each person has a chance to speak and listens to the other.

Sorry to go off topic at the end, as well as the long-windedness. It just doesn’t makes sense to blame either of them when they both have made mistakes, like everyone else.

Perses August 31, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #179710

i have read through this entire series through out this night you are partly responsible for my deprivation of sleep you and your gripping plots they will be the death of me and I’m not even sure if this comment makes sense it probably does

Valentine August 31, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #179711

This breaks my heart. And I barely have one to break.

Hinochi August 31, 2011, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #179712

Honestly, Mike…I can forgive you for not loving Lucy, definitely, but God, whatever ill feelings you’ve been keeping in about her, talk about them with her. You’re making her feel like complete and total ****.

Tsukaiz August 31, 2011, 1:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #179713

aaw, sentimental jessica is sentimental. and cute.

NebulaSG August 31, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179714

Hahaha “Fancy Drugs” indeed. :)
Man Mike seems to be getting pretty sick of the situation, but he better not screw it up now.

TehLulzinator August 31, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #179715

I agree with Capperroff. Though Mike probably doesn’t have to be this harsh.

Flara August 31, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179716

Ya know, Dis ‘ole time i thought da git waz high or drunk, turns out she was just sick… good to see dat she’s still clean. ‘ow ‘eva Mike needs to learn to forgive and forget, ‘e looks like ‘es about to declare a WAAAAGH! I mean whats done iz done right? no use cryin’ over a chopped off hand, whatcha cryin’ for anyway?! cryin’ ain gonna make it grow back! so shut yer gob and get back ter what you waz doin’.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!! Boss August 31, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179717

I made a comment about me turning into a mike/lucy fan,……

Yeah, i take that back.

I can tell that mike is totally gonna be an @&&, even though he had googly eyes for her in thebeggining of theplay when she sang. But anyway, at leastpaulo loves her for who she is, and he actually always loved her, from the very first time he saw her!!

PAULO/LUCYx4xEVER!

P.s. mike should be grateful that lucy is sad that she thought that he hated her because that means that lucy’s attention towards him wasn’t a load of bull. She actually cared! I just want lucy to be happy for once, is that too much!! I got to get out of the house more! Lol! G’Night!

khBlindRiku August 31, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #179718

For a second there I thought David was wearing glasses.
Also, YAY MIKE TALKED TO LUCY but I don’t like the look on his face in the second to last panel :c

DrNazus August 31, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #179719

Those two defiantly a good one on one talking without the bitch slaps and yelling. lol

starfighter105 August 31, 2011, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #179720

WAIT A MINUTE WHO DA ‘ELL IZ DA GIT NEXT TA JESSICA??!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!! Boss August 31, 2011, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #179721

Hmm…. Long time reader, first time commenter, but I hate how whenever a girl is sad eyed ALMOST EVERYONE seems to forget what a crazy bitch she’s been. I mean really, if years of psychological abuse on Mike’s behalf doesn’t give him a free ticket to be a dick then perhaps every guy on earth should be threatened to be maimed in the unexpectedly graphic ( though undeniably hilarious) ways the commenters have been threatening to this poor poor fictional character.

On a side note, this comic is wonderfully written (and not half badly drawn for a regularly updating webcomic) and fits into general creative writing guidelines pretty well. Even the side characters are nicely developed, and even when they have massive turnarounds in personality they still aren’t necessarily breaking character. You can tell a fair amount of work is put into this. … Besides, if it wasn’t Angsty it wouldn’t be meeting it’s “contractual obligations” as put into the banner advertized on e621 (I still think it hilarious that I found this mass *****-killer being advertized while looking at fur-smut, not that I’m complaining, this is /far/ more entertaining (though I wonder if anyone else on here is furry).

Also: I know my grammar and spelling suck I apologize. The good news is that this site is accesable through the limited energy of the PalmPrePlus).

Rin HVFV XXXI August 31, 2011, 2:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #179722

So THATS why mike never talks to Lucy and is always angry

N-Star August 31, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #179723

Y’know i get why Mike would be upset at Lucy for past events. But real men don’t hold a grudge and real men forgive, you especially forgive your friends. Mike has a right to be mad for a time but he needs to GROW UP AND LET IT GO. Side note a long distance relationship IS NOT A REAL RELATION SHIP Furious Abbey

Thespianut August 31, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #179724

Why does Mike look angry?

Seikyuu August 31, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #179728

@Thespianut: Yeah, say that to Taeshi and Souppy….

Floweramon August 31, 2011, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #179729

……. wow….. Sues face looks like a potato…..

N-Star August 31, 2011, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #179730

@Floweramon huh?? are you saying that i have a point :question:

Thespianut August 31, 2011, 2:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #179731

@Thespianut: No, I meant that Taeshi and Souppy started out with a long-distance relationship and are now happily married. Sorry for the confusion.

Floweramon August 31, 2011, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #179732

so is lucy supposed to have a southern accent or is that just my mind reading in funny voices again

Kilroy August 31, 2011, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #179733

I HATE IT when mike uses that face in 2nd 2 last panel……

N-Star August 31, 2011, 2:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #179734

ah

Thespianut August 31, 2011, 2:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #179735

@kilroy
LOL!

N-Star August 31, 2011, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #179736

Mike in panel 6: DO NOT WANT.

JL August 31, 2011, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #179737

@N-Star
im serious because every time lucy uses improper english like that i always read it in a generic cowgirl voice :(

Kilroy August 31, 2011, 2:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #179738

Next page is not going to be a surprise. :/ Mike is going to do his usual preachy douchbaggery then go talk to his “girlfriend” and escape from reality as usual. He’s always been a self-righteous preachy jerk. I’m just waiting for him to actually meet sandy so she can pop the marry sue fantasy he has of her. And it seems no one has noticed that Sandy is using him as an emotional crutch just like Lucy.

Kokuji August 31, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #179739

@Smash: Psychosomatic?

Mikaro August 31, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #179740

@Kokuji: So you’re saying he shouldn’t end up with either of them then?

I prefer Sandy over Lucy at the moment (bias I expect because I dislike Lucy), but I can’t say that him not being with either would bother me.

Emissary Laito August 31, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #179741

Mike looks like he’s not amused. Poor Lucy. :unsure:

Anouk August 31, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #179742

The only thing I find more amusing than the occasional glimpses we get of David’s hidden talents, is watching the fan-base be completely baffled by them~

Now see folks. It wasn’t THAT hard to assume what Mike was pulling out now was it?

*Points at head* Up here for thinking, *Points at crotch* down there for dancing and being arrested on felony charges.

Maverik August 31, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #179743

Maverik, you are an unappreciated masterpiece of life.

StarSturdy August 31, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #179744

@Emissary Laito
Nope I don’t think he deserves either of them until he grows up and gets over himself. And I’m leaving this here.

Kokuji August 31, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #179745

Ok, first of all, careful Lucy because if you make Mike any more madder and I think Mike is gonna have to choke a bitch. (For those of you who don’t know what that mean or would like to learn the secrets in the art of choking a bitch, I can refer you to either a Mr. Wayne Brady or a Mr. A **** Named SlickBack, 2 of the greatest *****/hustlers/gangstas ever known or please call our administrative offices at 1-800-CHOKE-DAT-HO (local calling or restriction rates apply; all callers will be subject to competitions for a chance to win big prizes.)

And B: David’s first/last/only line on this page is an epic win (as opposed to his line on the previous page). This line is going up as #2 on the “David’s Best/Funniest/Craziest/etc. Lines Ever” list. #1 was when David got caught spying under the bed after yelling “MAKE OUT!” to Jesz and Rach ay Lucy’s slumber party. Everyong remembers that page, am I right? Epic win.

phoenix16 August 31, 2011, 2:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #179746

YIKES LOOK AT THAT GLARE.

Aquati August 31, 2011, 2:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #179747

Yay! Mike x Lucy!!
(Just kidding. As much as I wish this would be them back together, I have to face the cold reality that this is probably just a one time thing…)
I’m just glad Lucy’s happy for now. But as for that glare on Mike, I’m gonna assume it’s one of two things.
1) He disgusted with himself for the way he was behaving towards Lucy, causing her to over-react to him speaking to her and being nice to her.
2) He still is mad at her and is disgusted with her shameful, uncontrolled outburst just because he reluctantly spoke to her and offered her some aid simply to get her over her cold just so they could get this play over with…
I would dearly like to believe he’s glaring at himself for the first reason I offered…

Fayt August 31, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #179748

Dang, Mike looks really angry! He must really despise Lucy

Darf14 August 31, 2011, 3:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #179749

To any and all future criticism on Mike or Lucy in this page: please refer to perses post.

While I can’t necessarily claim personal experience, I can say that when you understand one another, you can sympathize and find common ground, which is what Mike and Lucy need to do (more Mike at the moment), but is also what many of you others need to do with both Mike and Lucy. Basicly, make sure you’ve seen all sides of the story before trashing one party or another. (Jess’s story at the sleepover is an excellent example of this)

datnewguy August 31, 2011, 3:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #179750

Aw I wish MikexLucy will go again :)

Tastycakez August 31, 2011, 3:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #179751

Panel 6: the hate wavers.

Still some feeling. That’s all I needed to know.

I don’t hate Mike, really. He’s still not acting at all logically, but then he’s an adolescent. And not so many of us really think so much as we act. I would still knock him on his *** if I met him, drive some sense into his thick skull, but really he’s a good kid. He isn’t a delinquate, he isn’t stupid, he isn’t a womanizer… he’s just stubborn and tired of being teased and baited and then treated like crap because some girl couldn’t make up her mind. Nobody is perfect, they both have flaws. But they honestly fit together well. It can work between them… if… they JUST… Talk.

Biblioholic August 31, 2011, 3:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #179752

WOW, what a dick.

Kat August 31, 2011, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #179753

…………I have no comment maybe one…….SAYYYY WHAAAT?

Roxas August 31, 2011, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #179754

And I think Jess only looks the way she does because she’s seriously hoping Mike does the right thing here and doesn’t turn this moment into a huge, raging, dramatic emo-fest…

Fayt August 31, 2011, 3:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #179755

I’m no licensed expert of course, but I’m pretty sure the reason for the glare is not out of hatred at himself or Lucy. Well, it’s sort of at Lucy and it’s sorta not… basically what I’ve read from all of this is that Mike’s biggest problem is with the way Lucy’s been acting since the whole thing. There’s pent up resentment taking it over the top, but he’s really just angry that she caved in after he rejected her and became a wreck.

SgtRed August 31, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #179756

B*tch, shut up and enjoy the moment

It had to be said

wak401 August 31, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #179757

I really dont hate mike. but if he starts to bitch around or just ignores her… then theres gonna a huge problem here. :/ DAMN IT MIKE!

Leen619 August 31, 2011, 3:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #179759

I used to be sympathetic or neutral regarding Mike’s rejection and isolation from Lucy. But if he rages at her now, that’ll make me hate him more than Rapecat. And believe me, I hate Rapecat so very very much. Furious Abbey

Spectre39 August 31, 2011, 4:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #179760

Aaawh this is so tough for Lucy and i really can relate to her…
but with that look on Mike’s face i know what is going to happen ;_;
this whole LucyxMike thing is just like me and my ex, and trust me it never ends happily.. sorry Lucy, we tried ._. we really did… *hugs*
(btw i still have no idea wtf mike is giving her??)

Luz-miss August 31, 2011, 4:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #179761

Lets face if guys, they’ve both made huge mistakes, personally while Sandy seems to want Mike and vice versa, I do believe that Lucy won’t just sit still and let her take him. Lets just hope there is one heck fo a happy ending ^_^

DownBeatPhoenix August 31, 2011, 4:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #179762

Oh my god I hate Mike so much.

limzee August 31, 2011, 4:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #179763

sandy to me is like the girl stealing away my ex XD been there, done that..
well you can always hope, and since this IS a comic and not irl.. i hope there will be the best happiest ending or i will seriously get a depression :/

Luz-miss August 31, 2011, 4:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #179764

MIKE you better not do anything stupid!!!!!!
If you do idk what i might do.

NotMe August 31, 2011, 4:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #179765

I think I like mikexlucy pairing cause I’ve been in the position of unrequited love :3
But oh Lucy, don’t cling on for too long. It’ll just hurt even more.

LikexMucy August 31, 2011, 4:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #179767

Since no-one mentioned this yet: DavidXSue OTP FTW

Hero August 31, 2011, 5:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #179768

O god, that’s gonna hit, and hit hard.

Arthorius August 31, 2011, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #179769

Mike’s a bit of a toolbox at the moment. I was a big Lucy X Mike supporter until about 6 chapters ago. Paulo is a much smaller *********. 8-)

Holly August 31, 2011, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #179770

Mike is just being nice, like he usually is. He still doesn’t give two ***** about her. He just doesn’t want her stupid *** getting everyone else sick.

tony August 31, 2011, 5:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #179771

5 bucks says he’s gonna blow up on her.

tony August 31, 2011, 5:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #179772

Yeah, this cannot end well.

PauloXLucy4ever August 31, 2011, 5:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #179773

He’s gonna get sick u just know it

Who? August 31, 2011, 5:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #179774

Mike is not happy. but seriously. he needs to let it go.

Kaos August 31, 2011, 6:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179775

gotta love davids stupidity

Sonic-Teen August 31, 2011, 6:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #179776

what a ********. Furious Abbey
seems the green eyed cat carries grudges for a looooong time… Mad Lucy
is he STILL ****** at her for her confessing? it’s not like she’s confessed to him every single solitary day and then kicked him in his acorns!
Or is this to do with him seeing her with ;) if so he should kindly go **** himself.
He has NO RIGHT to judge her when he practicly ignored her for god knows how many weeks, besides. even if Augustus isn’t the smartest choice to go for when looking for a friend (especially when we saw him talking to those guys who jumped Lucy, Mike, Paulo and Daisy in that alley) Lucy can choose to speak to who she pleases and she seems slightly happier and normal around him and Paulo.
On another note Jessy looks concerned for Lucy, guessing she can see it coming..either that or she wishes Lucy would hug her like that XD
Also I think David should write a play, it would be awesome :D

Moviefreek August 31, 2011, 6:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #179777

*sigh* And here we’ll have yet another opportunity for Mike to act completely OOC. You know, I get it, the name is *bittersweet* candybowl, you have to have drama. But is there any chance we could see Mike not act like a complete douche? Yes, we get it, he’s upset with Lucy, he’s been upset with Lucy. He’s also never struck me as being the kind of cat to just be a raging *** to someone, especially when they’re sick.

Still, at least it’s predictable. Especially considering all the Paulo love we just had to endure.

Trace August 31, 2011, 6:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #179778

XD
I’m a new reader here, so you probably won’t recognize me.
The fact that this made this more funny is the page comment image.

PK-Gaming August 31, 2011, 6:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #179779

Why does Mike look like he’s gonna punch Lucy. :(

Eleanor August 31, 2011, 6:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #179780

either mike looked angry in the last panned or he looked like he was sad. I think it was the first one

nat3prodigy August 31, 2011, 6:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #179781

Mike u sat anything mean I will make u suffer

1337c47 August 31, 2011, 6:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #179782

Guys, Mike is angry because he’s being exposed to her sickness XD plus she probably doesn’t smell that great ;)

terri August 31, 2011, 6:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #179783

Mike just needs to quit being an ***-hole.

RohanSpartan August 31, 2011, 6:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #179784

Mike, why are you angry that Lucy is happy? T_T


I mean, come on, even if you hate her, you can at least keep being a decent human being even AFTER you give her the medicine.

I bet Mike gets sick because of this, though. xD

Potatoes August 31, 2011, 6:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #179785

mikes angry cus lucy’s just using him to feel better….
If you read the strip in which they visited the beach you’d know why

also Ha! take that lucyXmike shippers.

wimbula August 31, 2011, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179786

I am amused that some people keep calling Mike’s behaviour “out of character”

I’m sure in the future I will spoonfeed the reasons, but analysing the events should surely tell you WHY he’s so annoyed.

Also he’s been a guy that gets crabby at people, even if those were fleeting moments.

Taeshi August 31, 2011, 7:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #179787

interesting seems mike is still bothered by the fact he saw lucy talking to the goth kid in the hall when he was at his locker. he is having some very weird ideas going threw his head

DEMONX August 31, 2011, 7:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #179789

I always used to wonder why Mike seemed to hate Lucy so much after she confessed to him.
Then I tried imagining what it would be like getting told by everyone that you should have gotten with this girl even though you have a girlfriend and don’t love this girl back.
Honestly, I probably would have been a lot less kinder about it than Mike is being now.

RNA August 31, 2011, 7:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #179790

She has to be that sick to thank him for anything?
Also, talking is not something worth thanking for.
But, well, Mike could give a smile (fake, if it has to be) and take one (more) for the team, since Lucy’s in a frail state.

(oh, but I’m sure later she’ll remind him that she was lenient just because she was sick and call him Jerkface again.)

Lycan August 31, 2011, 7:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #179791

thank you she says? BAH! but no one remembers Zoidberg!

lolwut August 31, 2011, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #179792

wow mike looks peeved off

Straw August 31, 2011, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #179793

Haha Lucy

Momoa August 31, 2011, 7:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #179794

jess seems a bit jelous now. she really is a closet lesbian.

assassin250 August 31, 2011, 7:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #179795

maybe they should put this in the play, it’s pretty emotional, too bad Mikie still hates Lucy for being to needy 8-D

CTS4Kouhei August 31, 2011, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #179796

aaaaaand there Mike reaches new hights of douchebaggery. But that would probably be because I though Mike was so much like me, but here something is happening that makes him so much not like me :/ I’d have either talked to her or just forgiven her a long time ago :)

Antonie August 31, 2011, 7:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #179797

I love David at the end xD and Sue’s reaction

Connor August 31, 2011, 7:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #179798

Wow mike looks like he’s about to pull a major dick move, like telling her off or just pushing her away

Eruadan August 31, 2011, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #179799

No, Mike’s still a tool. Betcha his next reaction is a big, explosive “gtfo”… poor Lucy. Paulo may be sketchy but he’s better for Lucy than Mike…Paulo soothes Lucy’s abandonment issues…Mike knows about them, defends them, and then goes “ai just can’t take it anymore, screw you Lucy” and abandons her and MAKES THEM WORSE..talk about callous…

ArashiiNekkyou August 31, 2011, 8:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #179800

Wtf mike!!!!!! What’s with that face u given lucy!!! What’s wrong with u

:) August 31, 2011, 8:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #179801

his face after he sees how much pain he caused her by not giving her ANY attention whatsoever: *******. He’s acting a bit like a *******.

asimplefangirl August 31, 2011, 8:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #179802

He could be annoyed because he JUST explained to her that the bug going around is really contagious and she went ahead and buried her face in his chest.

I can’t really blame Lucy; she’s been a wreck today, generally out of it and now Mike has finally actually spoken to her again, but I can’t blame Mike too much either because… well, see paragraph 1.

Blaze August 31, 2011, 8:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #179803

Looks like Mike is still not “okay”. Makes him look like a jerk :/
Anyway, these douchy stuffs that Mike does makes the story all more interesting instead of the more expected and usual “It’s alright nao”, even though that would be the most sensible thing to do since you should get over.

Edit: Or what Blaze just said maybe true?

DeSpErAtE567 August 31, 2011, 8:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #179804

I’m.
Gonna.
Cry.
poor lucy :(
He just… has so much hate, for such a dumb reason. I mean, Lucy wasn’t ready, Lucy had problems, and being her support for so long then just ripping away, BEING A DOUCHE BAG LIKE THIS.
God.
**** you Mike.
I think he should get run over by a truck.
No, that would never happen…
Give Lucy Amnesia and make her forget only him Mad Lucy

@Erudan I LIKE THE WAY YOU THINK, KID :D

Clare August 31, 2011, 8:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #179805

what’s he gonna dooooo D:

Lisaa August 31, 2011, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #179806

after all this jerkish behavior from Mike it would be Karmic Justice for sandy to just flat out drop him as he career skyrockets

Eruadan August 31, 2011, 8:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #179807

and now, My Crosshairs OFFICIALLY have found a new male target…>.>

Candy Corn Lover August 31, 2011, 8:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #179808

@Kindle Kat
XDD You made me laugh so frickin hard… XDD

RandomGuy123 August 31, 2011, 8:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #179809

Dammit, y u make mike so evil?

Drugged Steriotype August 31, 2011, 8:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #179810

Wait, what does the paper say? It kinda looks to me like “Emergency hugs”…
X3

Sleet August 31, 2011, 8:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #179811

“He has so much hate for such a dumb reason.”
Am I the only one that was around for the daily verbal and physical abuse, plus the rejection of those same feelings? I’ll admit that Mike needs to face the problem instead of ignoring it, but I see where he’s coming from.

nAar August 31, 2011, 8:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #179812

i had some faith in mike. but not any more now i gotta redo my meme,

kickash August 31, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #179813

Usually I don’t comment but… wow Mike’s a *********. He really deserves to look the part of ********* too. If he flies off the handle in the next update on her I truly hope Lucy knocks him the f**k out for it. Nobody would blame her. In fact, I’m pretty sure Mike’s been such a dick to everyone that ALL the characters of BCB should be able to take one free ‘vindicated’ shot at his dumb face. He’s been a jerk to everyone he’s interacted with. Paulo should really just lay his dumb *** out.

Justin August 31, 2011, 8:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #179814

She just trojan horsin’ till she can get a scarf to wife her nose on~

Huh? August 31, 2011, 9:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #179815

Man Lucy’s really breaking up…

Wr3h August 31, 2011, 9:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #179816

not contageous, but contagious

Chu August 31, 2011, 9:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #179817

To those who think Mike is a royal *********, remember:
Good Is Not Nice ….

El Legendario August 31, 2011, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #179818

D’Awwwwwwwww.

Mike is still nice, Lucy was being a bitch to him, he’s being a bitch to her. Karma is like that. :/

MaishulIsThatGuy August 31, 2011, 9:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #179819

Im guessing Paulo is gona get sick now and maybe Mike and lol David 8-D

ThatOtherMichael August 31, 2011, 9:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #179820

Luce…it’s time to just let him go. You both need space right now. BE friends later when you have repaired yourself emotionally and physically

Iris August 31, 2011, 9:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #179821

Wooooooooowwwwwwwww…… That’s FRIKKEN DEPRESSING.

Lemme Sleep plz August 31, 2011, 9:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #179822

Mike’s a dick : /

OneLonelyPickle August 31, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #179823

……Fancy Drugs?

MAN, that’s one heck of a mom. But on another side, you’re looking pretty ****** off there Mike. But maybe it’s just cause a bug bit you, who knows?
And did anyone see Jess there?


ASDFGHJKL, Mike’s gonna pas David anytime soon! Can’t wait! 8D

Bearcoon August 31, 2011, 9:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #179824

I gotta say my favorite part of any page with Mike in it has to be the mountain of death threats towards the poor guy.

He’s acting completely rationally, unlike Lucy, and is justified in harboring some resentment towards her. This girl who he cared about for years (and DID have feelings for) treated him horribly. Then the OTHER girl he was interested in, and who never did a thing wrong to him in her life,(minus moving away blah blah blah) took the time to get back into his life and start their relationship again. Clear choice there. :/

Besides, Lucy is still seriously overdependent on him and expects it to be fixed over night. In all honesty the only way a relationship between these two would work would be if Lucy became more independent from Mike then STILL had feelings for him. Assuming in that process she doesn’t attach to someone else and start the whole thing over again.

So, before you guys go out and start a lynching mob, remember that MIKE IS NOT A BAD GUY. Hell, what he’s doing will probably help Lucy in the long run. She needs to grow and mature which will not happen if he supports her clingy attitude. I say let him put some space between them for the future good of MikeXLucy! 8-)

Kroth August 31, 2011, 9:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #179825

Mike looks like he’s forcing the words out of his mouth in panel 1. I can even imagine him with a monotone, robotic voice. I don’t even know what to say about him at this point.

Lucy’s hopeless eye in panel 5 is beyond heart-breaking. I think we can all assume she is the walking dead. Her soul seems like it was literally crushed. It’s so bad that I wonder if Paulo made ANY positive contribution to her in this chapter. I sure hope so.

If I were Lucy, I think I’d burst into tears. Just the fact that she’s openly confessing to Mike…Talk about pain. When she hugs him, Mike barely blushes. I think a character’s blush in BCB is the most obvious (and subtle) sign of them having a strong feeling/reaction for something. Mike no longer has that strong of a feeling when near Lucy. He evens stops blushing halfway through. How far we have come along…

Mike looks furious at her, which is absolute bull****. I ****ing hate him right now. What good does he expect to come from acting like that around Lucy? I know Lucy treated him like **** for the longest time, but him merely copying her and treating her like **** won’t solve the problem. It just makes things worse. There’s a time and a place for getting revenge on someone, but now’s just not the time. Lucy’s half-dead already!

Davids says the end of scene 2 is a clunky transition. Well, on this page, going from Lucy and Mike to David, Sue, Jessica, and some random guy is probably a far clunkier transition. But I guess that’s the joke, though what’s interesting is Jessica’s concerned expression. I guess Lucy forgot she was on stage, in front of God and everyone.

NintendoSegaSonyGuy August 31, 2011, 9:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #179826

Now, I must say. It’s quite obvious that Mike could be JUUUST a bit ****** off about Lucy burying her face in his chest, right after he had just proclaimed that the virus is really contagious. In a way there are two ways to interpret this scene.

The Majority: Mike is still ****** at Lucy for clinging to him.
The Minority: Lucy isn’t listening to him, and proceeds to hug him after Mike just told her that the virus is well… super contagious.

Each one of the these reactions could trigger panel 9, but you noticed it doesn’t just show one panel of him glaring. Panel 6 also gives Mike a very duplicate reaction. Now what triggered these Mike glares, people? What did Lucy say to rub him the wrong way.

Panel 6: You actually talked to me…yer talkin’

Now, this glare is more a confused/concerned glare notice how he’s blushing just the tiniest bit? He may still see Lucy as a friend and takes her words in that respect. Now what he’s concerned for could be up to the reader. Maybe for himself, since now it’s guaranteed he’s getting that virus. Or maybe for Lucy? Or maybe in that moment he realized, even if just for a second, how he has acted towards her?

In short, Panel 6’s reaction is to the fact how he has ignored her, not how she has been clinging to him.

He could also be ****** about getting that virus too.

Now lets look at panel 9, well, naturally you’re treated to that fearsome glare. Lacking no emotion except anger, this expression is nothing like the first. Let’s analyze what made him feel this way?

Panel 9: I was so scared you’d hate me Mike…so scared.

Now, I believe that it’s THIS line that really sets him off. When you’re clinging to someone it is REALLY an attachment, emotionally of course. You care about what your significant other thinks of you, you want to please them.

In Lucy’s case, he wants him to love her and, if not, to actually talk to her. Mike COULD have taken this as being clingy, hence the death glare at panel 9, notice: No blushing at all, his eyebrows down in a deeper furrow. This isn’t just rage, but frustration.

What Lucy doesn’t realize, is that if he REALLY loved her, he wouldn’t care what Mike thought of her. And that here is the problem, and that is why I believe Mike took this situation, and that line in as clinging.


Now before I get pegged for being a shipper, let me say. I don’t care about MikeXLucy, or PauloXLucy or any relationship. Whatever Lucy wants to make her happy is fine with me. And I don’t hate any character either, even though I may be a little harsh on Lucy in this post.

But let me explain that everything is NOT her fault, I think the damage in this relationship has been equally distributed. Both parties had a way in destroying this friendship/relationship in some way.

Lucy: As Mike already explained she is VERY clingy, and this is due to social issues.

She pours her entire self into one person, and if that person goes MIA like Mike is she’s like: “Oh..what do I do?” And that’s not healthy.

Now think more about thier relationship as a whole for a second: Lucy has been doing the same thing to him (Abusing, being the ‘Bullied First Friend’) for God knows how long. You can understand Mike’s annoyance.

He wants her to mature a little, be independent, but yet at the same time Mike gets ****** when she hangs out with another man. I think this shows a little protective aspect of Mike, he wants Lucy to become more independent but yet he’s still like a mamma bird.

Now, to be fair. I don’t think Mike realizes what he’s doing in respect of couples.

A good example of the above theory: Page 33 and 34 in Cracks In The Ice.

Mike is complaining about Lucy running off to Paulo, but for once Lucy sticks up for herself, when she shouts “I don’t belong to you!” Mikes demeanor IMMEDIATELY changes. You can see the shock on his face, he didn’t realize what he was saying, he understands the harshness of Lucy’s words. He folds, knowing that what he was just doing is wrong.

Then in Call Waiting Mike gets visibly and verbally upset when he see’s Lucy talking with Augustus.

I think he does it subconsciously. He’s so used to protecting Lucy from things: After Confrontation, Acapulco, for example I think it’s just a habit he needs to break.


Mike:

Now as for Mikes side of the relationship, (Yeah, remember back when I talked about that before going off on a tangent?) we’ll dive deeper into that now. What Mike is doing wrong is that he’s trying to end the relationship by force, which with someone like Lucy, you don’t do. You want to help them, ease them out of the relationship, not shut off all contact.

I also find fault in his current relationship with Sandy as well, but not for reasons that you’d think. What Mike doesn’t realize is that he’s exactly like Lucy.

Don’t believe me? To The Top.

It’s shown here that they are both (Sandy and Mike) using each other as emotional crutches. Mike pours his whole heart and soul into Sandy, and Sandy uses his phone calls to break away from reality. (Sound familiar to anyone? It’s role reversal, now Mike is Lucy and Sandy is Mike)

Now imagine, for whatever reason, what if something happened to Mike and Sandy’s relationship? What if the relationship had to be ended? (For whatever reason?) How’s Mike going to take it?

Evidently, not well. Because he’s ATTACHED to her, he’s CLINGING to her just like Lucy is clinging to him. In a way, what Mike says to Lucy is amazingly ironic. Sandy and Mike might not be there for each other forever, and when it ends (if it does.) will Mike pick himself up ‘and deal?’

I think you can answer this question for yourselves.

Shada August 31, 2011, 10:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #179827

uhhhh i think the box says “pharmacy drugs” not “fancy drugs”.

Andrew August 31, 2011, 10:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #179828

I like Shada’s comment. Its totally true and relevant. Also, if Mike spazzes out on her just because shes glad hes talking to her, I’mma punch a *****.

Lindsay August 31, 2011, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #179829

Go Jess now is you chance!! Jess does actually look all “why couldn’t it be me Lucy is clinging to” Go JessxLucy!!

also Shada

OMG WALL OF TEXT 0.o

Antonie August 31, 2011, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #179830

He could just, you know, be plain friends!
I hope you suffer, Mike. And by that time it’ll be Lucy who loathes you.

LucyBias August 31, 2011, 10:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #179831

Poor Lucy, hope that she will be okay. And for Mike, at least, understand her condition. :)

Aubi August 31, 2011, 10:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #179832

I don’t think you meant me LucyBias, but you reminded me of something and I felt like jumping in on it. I assure you, it won’t be a wall of text like the last.

I don’t think (and this is my personal opinion) they will be ‘Just friends’ without being something more. It’s what Mike supposedly wants, but Lucy, in a way, is preventing that by this clinging. Mike could also be taking it the wrong way as well.

Shada August 31, 2011, 10:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #179833

David should direct the play as long as Paulo stays out of it. Then Mike will be forced to forgive Lucy.

Darkfox August 31, 2011, 10:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #179834

@Shada It was a pretty good wall of text though. Agree with some of the things you said :)

Antonie August 31, 2011, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #179835

sheesh, I wish Mike didn’t despise Lucy so much. It isn’t like Lucy is confessing her love again, she’s just happy that Mike actually looked out for her, and yet he’s acting like her embrace is the most disgusting this ever. Yes, he could be mad because he could catch the sickness, but still… it must be a little more than that. :(

Memory Anemone August 31, 2011, 10:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #179836

You can’t use fancy drugs unless you’re wearing a top hat. Shame on you, talking cats… wait, I might be on drugs.

Shiloh August 31, 2011, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #179837

some how I feel this is going to end badly

Lucy August 31, 2011, 10:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #179838

Shada, for any chance are you gradueted in psycoloy, or studing that subject? Because realy, that was not a emotional analisis of he cenario, but a true psyq mirror of the characters.
And, even if i disagree with some of your argument, i am completely impressed by it. It even change some visions of mine about this comic, Hell, the comparison Lucy-Mike to Mike-Sandy was genius! I never thought this that way!
Now, for my opinion of the reaction of mike, not considering the whole, but this moment in particulary. He is reacting this way because of a already build concept pf Lucy, witch means, he “hates” her because he think he hates her.
Anyway, i am liking of what i am seeing, and if i could (again, IF) i wold continued this comic in a realy interesting way. Now, again, i am NOT the one who decides, and i am NOT sayng that i have a better “future” planed than the author (Taeshi) of BCB. So please, do not jump at my neck o horde of fans!

Arthorius August 31, 2011, 10:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #179839

Fancy drugs fix everything.

Also, Mike, stop being a douche.

wwlaos August 31, 2011, 10:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #179840

Oh Mike. Stop despising Lucy. She’s not that bad of a person.

This Person August 31, 2011, 10:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #179841

Go Shada! You make some very valid points.

I think Mike overreacted to Lucy when she confessed to him, and I think it’s because part of him was upset that she admitted her feelings after Mike had to go from liking Sandy, to liking Lucy, to rediscovering his feelings for Sandy again, and he felt like she cheated him out of finally getting over “the one that got away.” (Not that he doesn’t love Sandy now, but when he liked Lucy he probably felt conflicted for trying to give Sandy up).

And because Lucy wouldn’t let him be with her before, when they were kids, her confession was like a slap in the face. “I didn’t want to be together then, but now that you’re in a happy relationship, I want you to know that I actually do love you.” Mike took it the wrong way, and it made him hate her.

His frustration with Lucy for clinging to him also helped fuel the hatred. Clinging the way Lucy does looks desperate to most anyone, and being desperate isn’t only not attractive, it can be repulsive to some. Mike seems to forget that she has issues dealing with people, treating her clingy-ness like she’s a healthy, well emotionally developed person who shouldn’t do that. Letting her be clingy isn’t good, but cutting her off cold turkey isn’t good for her, either.

This is just my opinion as a MikexLucy shipper. I hold no illusions about Mike secretly still liking Lucy and staying away because he’s afraid of his relationship with Sandy falling apart. He truly hates her, because he feels wronged after being bullied, rejected, and then clung to, as if his feelings didn’t matter so long as Lucy has someone to depend on. But shoving her aside is just cruel. Instead of yelling about how wronged he feels he is, he could talk about his feelings with Lucy. No yelling, no anger, just talking. It would help Lucy understand and maybe make her feel a little better, and Mike would be able to get things off his chest in the nice guy way that used to be common courtesy for him.

Mattaki August 31, 2011, 10:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #179842

Oh god, all I can see Mike saying now is “Bitch please!”

Mike why do you got to be so mean to her.

Steve-O August 31, 2011, 10:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #179843

@ Artorius

I’m actually not taking anything psychology related, but I find the subject and study of the human brain fascinating indeed. I study on my own time. Thank you very much for the praise though! I’m thoroughly flattered.

And I agree with your point, and, surprisingly, the disagreement with my opinion. I believe it is very well grounded and literal. But then again, the subconsciousness is a very powerful force, what you think does not predict how you act.

Sometimes thoughts can appear in a blink of an eye, and you act upon them. Maybe, sometimes when he gets angry (like on this page, Back and forth, Cracks in the Ice) he’s acting on that instinct? I’m not sure. Even I’ve lost track of what I’m saying at this time.

Shada August 31, 2011, 10:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #179844

Shada
I actually agree with mike on the “Oh at another mans already?” comment during “Breaks in the ice”. Maybe he thought that she was trying to find somebody else to cling onto almost immediately after she said how much she loved him.

QuestionMyLogic August 31, 2011, 10:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #179845

Poor Lucy, she’s facing some issues and withdrawl majorly..

I can understand Mike moving on without her, but I REALLY hope he won’t be cold-hearted to her, c’mon Mike, be a good-hearted fellow again and comforting to her…

TheOriginalJoe August 31, 2011, 10:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #179846

Anyone else think that if Sandy could see Mike acting like a douche she’d dump him like a ton of bricks?

OmegaB August 31, 2011, 11:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #179847

wow mike, way to be cold :(
*sigh* i feel so nostalgic, miss the times when Lucy was happy most of the time, Mike was kind-hearted to everyone, Paulo was a badass and sandy just wasnt in the picture ;_;
and wasnt that a long, long time ago :/

sigh... August 31, 2011, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #179848

MIKE IS A DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCC CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Captain obivous August 31, 2011, 11:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #179849

I sometimes would agree with Mike saying that Lucy is very clingy…but that cold,cold look he gave at panel 9 is scaring me.I’m really worried about Lucy,what’s going to happen to her if Mike ever leaves her?Lucy is going through all that crap through her life and Mike doesn’t even care about her anymore.What is going to do if he’s too late,and Lucy goes into a terrible accident?

Oh dear,Mike,just help her and be good-hearted for at least once before you leave.He’s pushing her away the wrong way :unsure:

SaberTiger August 31, 2011, 11:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #179850

Wow, this sickness of Lucy’s has made her VERY open about her inner-monologue… and huggy. Come’on, Mikey. Give ‘er a break.

Cat-heroine. August 31, 2011, 11:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #179851

Aaaaaaaand….. Mike catches the sickness from her.

Bowe August 31, 2011, 11:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #179852

Mike is just terrible.
This is totally why I hate him (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

DeliciousSin August 31, 2011, 11:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #179853

Looks like Mike is just at his breaking point of tolerance for Lucy. And when it does I’ll be a dramatically ridiculous nuclear explosion with a mushroom cloud of angst.

Nonashu August 31, 2011, 11:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #179854

-_- I HOPE THAT BIG JERK GETS SICK

Hacienda August 31, 2011, 11:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #179855

What the hell guys? Mike hasn’t said anything yet that’s bad. He’s just been neutral. Just because he has a scowl on his face doesn’t mean he’s an ***

Ven August 31, 2011, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #179856

I really cant see who is more annoying, mike the IDONTCAREABOUT YOUR or lucy the INEEDSOMEONE

Matthew August 31, 2011, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #179857

…and then Mike gets sick from close contact from Lucy, gets deathly ill and hates her forever.

Purin August 31, 2011, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #179858

Oh man. :/ That girl needs to use her rage and grief in a positive way… like becoming lead singer of a punk band. All that genuine emotion, plus mad singing skillz… she’d become a sensation overnight.
Actually, I wrote a guest comic about that back during during the bonanza… but never did the pictures.

KishinD August 31, 2011, 11:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #179859

It’s also a possibility that he was okay with the action [besides she sick] until she mentioned she was scared. Because it shows she really hasn’t been coping without him.

So like it is one thing for her to miss him as a friend. But to be scared without him fuels his view that she is still clingy and needy.

Jax August 31, 2011, 11:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #179861

:( oh mike dnt do tht

Mew August 31, 2011, 12:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #179863

Don’t hurt her feelings, Mike! I can sense something of that sort comming! :’D

Choko August 31, 2011, 12:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #179864

Aww, poor Lucy. :(

Cathy Cathy August 31, 2011, 12:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #179865

Oh, Lucy, you deserve way better than Mike. Love the raw emotion page.

Crazy1 August 31, 2011, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #179866

Mike could just be in shock. A hug like that from Lucy could’ve just freaked him out. Plus the way she’s acting isn’t exactly like herself. Just my two cents. Also ooooh David.Hehehe

Keninja86 August 31, 2011, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #179867

Oh lucy XD
Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank yo- *shot for spamming*

Cece August 31, 2011, 12:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #179868

Aaaand there goes orange scarf mike being a douche again.

KawaiiMarshmallow August 31, 2011, 12:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #179869

*reads all the comments*
This page is like Carl’s storyline from Blazblue; overly-depressing.
… Good work Taeshi.
Related: I don’t think its panel 9 that worries me. I think its panel 6. Mike eyebrow twitches a bit there. Could it mean that he is trying to remember something good about their past? Could it be that he lost his angry composure for a moment?
I’ve said my piece. I’ll go back to silently watching the events unfold again..

Arisu-tan August 31, 2011, 12:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #179871

Aaaannndd Mike’s gonna slap a bitch in three…two…

Of course, he could be glaring at the panel, because it’s a moment between them. A sweet, redeeming of friendship moment. That could just be my hopeful side showing though.

Mike, think before you act, she’s NEVER shown her emotions like this, and she’s sick, like you yourself have noted, she could be so delusional that she has no filter! She misses you, she’s actually showing gratitude like how you bitched she never does. THAT’S SOMETHING! D: Don’t throw a bitch fit and send her into a downward spiral!

Of course, if she’s this sick, then she might not remember the day at all, and not remember what’s going to happen, but remember the emotional pain. Thus forth her avoiding Mike, because of the enormous douchery that is about to unfold.

the other white meat August 31, 2011, 12:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #179872

Lucy has taken Mike much for granted all of this time, and now that Mike has set his priorities and stopped putting lucy on the pedestal, Lucy is in a heap of ****. She has a lot of issues, and now her crutch is leaving her side basically.

There is much more going on in this story than what see actually see.

That’s why this is one of my favorite web comics.

Karoropuffs August 31, 2011, 12:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #179873

Lucy, ur happy i see…
Mike, u sonofa &!%(^

GoodKnight August 31, 2011, 12:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #179874

is it possible that the medicine actually says”Fancy Drugs”?

GoodKnight August 31, 2011, 12:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #179875

Im sorry for spamming, my mind is just a one by one step kinda thing you know?

GoodKnight August 31, 2011, 12:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #179876

Proof of how much Mike was hurting Lucy, while she kept quiet about it for him. Partially, that’s her being too delirious to care about being quiet about it. Awkward.

Hoheh August 31, 2011, 12:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #179877

Mike is all “……. yeah, that was a bad idea.”

Skygaze August 31, 2011, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #179878

is it just me or Mike’s face says he’s…….angry?

Anon Ymous August 31, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #179879

I.Hate.Mike.

GiantWeebo August 31, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #179880

Am I the only one that feels bad for Mike? He’s a good guy in a crappy situation.

That Guy August 31, 2011, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #179881

First time comment!

I think Mike’s so mad because he DID say Happy Birthday to her, extending an olive branch, she ignored it (Didn’t hear it.) and now that she’s sick, she’s putting the blame on him. I think, besides earlier drama, where they are now is because of a misunderstanding. How many times has he forgotten she has a deaf ear?

Plus, Mike has no idea how sick she is. Just that she IS sick. Stop villifying them, they’re kids fumbling through growing up.

Azrael August 31, 2011, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #179883

<3’s for David!!!

SJ August 31, 2011, 1:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #179890

Azrael: Mike never said “happy birthday” to Lucy. It was kind of a big deal that he ignored her…

Balfred August 31, 2011, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #179892

Not really a fan of Mike any more. His anger is just… so stupid. -___- Paulo needs to rescue her and teach her that she doesn’t need him! Paulo to the rescue PL0X! :D

Anbaachan August 31, 2011, 2:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #179899

Mike, c’mon, man! Get that planet-sized attitude out of your arse, man! I remember a day when you’d MELT if she said that…
Still shipping on the “Taeshi knows Best” boat, ahahaha~

Welgaean August 31, 2011, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #179901

I am the very model of a modern Major-General,
I’ve information vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical
From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
I’m very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
About binomial theorem I’m teeming with a lot o’ news,
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
I’m very good at integral and differential calculus;
I know the scientific names of beings animalculous:
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
I know our mythic history, King Arthur’s and Sir Caradoc’s;
I answer hard acrostics, I’ve a pretty taste for paradox,
I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus,
In conics I can floor peculiarities parabolous;
I can tell undoubted Raphaels from Gerard Dows and Zoffanies,
I know the croaking chorus from The Frogs of Aristophanes!
Then I can hum a fugue of which I’ve heard the music’s din afore,
And whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense Pinafore.
Then I can write a washing bill in Babylonic cuneiform,
And tell you ev’ry detail of Caractacus’s uniform:
In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
In fact, when I know what is meant by “mamelon” and “ravelin”,
When I can tell at sight a Mauser rifle from a Javelin,
When such affairs as sorties and surprises I’m more wary at,
And when I know precisely what is meant by “commissariat”,
When I have learnt what progress has been made in modern gunnery,
When I know more of tactics than a novice in a nunnery—
In short, when I’ve a smattering of elemental strategy—
You’ll say a better Major-General has never sat a gee.
For my military knowledge, though I’m plucky and adventury,
Has only been brought down to the beginning of the century;
But still, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I am the very model of a modern Major-General.
u suck

Radial August 31, 2011, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #179903

Mikes reaction kinda reminds me of the last few panels of that page:
http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c21/p3.html

Fixxxer August 31, 2011, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #179904

Nooooooo Luuuuuuuucyyyyyyyy doooooooon’t…..! This will not end well! D8

Jessica U. Ingmann August 31, 2011, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #179905

Uh… Lucy I wouldn’t be clinging to Mike like that. Things are not going to end well. D:

mellie August 31, 2011, 3:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #179906

Lucy is a wreck? This entire comic is a wreck!

Ranger August 31, 2011, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #179907

Ranger whoever you are GTFO.
Also… yeah if Mike still doesn’t try to fix his and Lucy’s relationships… then I’ll actually hate him…
I hope that face isn’t a prelude to another cold shunt of Lucy’s feelings… I truly hope.

Hey maybe Mike is hating on himself… damn… probably not.

AllJustShadesOfGray August 31, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #179908

Ah, don’t be teh jerk Mikey. She’s sick, afraid that you will hate her, and for the love of god, you’ve known her for almost your entire life!

Escuse my french, but cut her some slack *******.

KimmyKirby August 31, 2011, 3:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #179909

Furious Abbey I HATE MIKE!!! GRRRR why is he so mean to Lucy? although i will admit she is annoying to him for a bit but really mike a glare of death?

Dyralia99 August 31, 2011, 3:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #179910

The faces on Jessica and that doggy dude…. I wonder what they’re thinking seeing that.

reckless romantic August 31, 2011, 3:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #179911

Mike, you’re dead to me. Why you gotta be so mean to Lucy. D:

Aki August 31, 2011, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #179912

I feel a Mike rant is about to happen D:
Don’t break her heart Mike! She just loves others in a different way than most! Don’t be mad at her for that! ;_;

GabbyHun August 31, 2011, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #179914

I must say, I love the points that Shada made. That is some great work. I agree that Mike has legitimate reasons to be angry and from what we know of Mike’s personality, this seems like exactly the way he would initially react. These are great points and it remains to be seen what comes of the anger, whether he realizes what he is doing and stops or he explodes in front of everyone and does more damage, for that we must wait until Friday. As time goes on and i read these comics over and over again, I find that though I will admit I am a bit of a MikexLucy shipper, I am starting to wonder if that is really the right choice for Lucy, this however does not mean that I am for PauloxLucy (I’m also a PauloxTessa fan). I don’t like Sandy very much though I realize that we have not had an opportunity to truly meet Sandy the way we have other characters. I think that unless there is a personality change on the part of either Mike or Lucy, I would be more a fan of them simply remaining good friends. Time will tell how the story plays out, and I am sure myself and others will change their minds regarding these relationships (maybe not Thanatos), but I eagerly await the future installments. Hopefully Mike does not do anything he will regret later. And of course, thanks for everything Taeshi. Keep up the great work.

Deuce Moose August 31, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #179915

YES, just as I planned. Mike doesn,t look to amused though :/ Damn Taeshi, why you torture us so D:.

Also this comment got caught by the dumb comment filter lol =^ 3^=

YYC_on_GC August 31, 2011, 4:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #179916

This is my prediction for the next page. I think that he is going to start off quite saying get off. Lucy will say what? then he’ll yell it and push her off of him gaining everyone’s attention. Then he will proceed to chew her out about how much of a burden she has always been on him and how much he dislikes her and end it with saying how he doesn’t even wanna look at her face anymore after which, she will run out of the room sobbing and everyone will glare daggers at Mike. And he won’t chase after her. Or if he does, it will be a very forced and unapologetic apology.

Delta August 31, 2011, 4:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #179917

I mean, I understand that she’s quite the emotional wreck right now, but being a ******* about it isn’t going to help. :/

And Jessica…just, just… :nope:

I hope Augustus is a little bi-curious and *coughcoughCOUGHcoughCOUGHhackHAAACKhackhackCOUGH* ’s Mike. ;)

Lion o\' Lulz August 31, 2011, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #179918

Poor Lucy, even though I can see Mike’s side too. Since he’s had to deal with her for all those years and he’s tired of her… but then he could always be mad that she’s getting her sick germs all over him!

Rachel Vang August 31, 2011, 4:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #179919

Well I was right about Lucy’s urgency to be in the play being mike Actually noticing her (since about 18 pages ago) :/ Woman needs to chill out. I wouldn’t be exaggerating by saying she is strongly obsessed.

Vulpinewolf August 31, 2011, 4:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #179920

I’m starting to develop a hatred for Mike….BUT if he didn’t give a sh*t he wouldn’t have given her the meds so..bleah :/ It’ss till pretty harsh..I mean..she’s sick..and still ebnding ove rbackwards to make this play and do he rpart despite it all..she can be ungodly over-bearing, sure….but come on? Mike is so totally being jsut as bad or worse to her..he’s well amd eup for her crap he’s dealt with..well amd eup for it. In all honesty? I’ve been gunning for Paulo x Lucy since day one xD

Ren August 31, 2011, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #179921

david dosnt notice the drama on stage… maby he thinks its part of the play 8-D

BLAzE August 31, 2011, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #179922

Omg, that’s the second time’s she 100% honest! And here I thought she was the slowest character develpment around…Oh, wait, that’s David. 8-D

spicybleachedhead August 31, 2011, 5:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #179923

A contageous disease, huh? Sounds frightening.

Hannibal August 31, 2011, 5:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #179924

Hah, Am i the only one to notice david and mikie are basically one giant line of dog/cat? XD
But seriously, this arc is developing really well, and in the end, im still at heart shipping MikexLucy. But it looks like Mikie and sandy are gonna be a more likely pair. UNLESS VERONICA DECIDES TO DO ANOTHER TWIST DUN DUN DUN. So if vero does another twist, imma say i called it.

Krono August 31, 2011, 5:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #179925

For the love of…! Mike needs to just up and stop bitching about it inside. Atleast Paulo put some effort into carrying Lucy around. Mike here just gives her a drug and some advice. It’s like paying for Chinese food. For 7 bucks, you get a burp and a promise. 3 bucks more, and you got something quality. He needs to not be so angry, man.

The Courier August 31, 2011, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #179926

sigh Mike didn’t have to have that look on his face, even though he won’t return her feelings, he could try to keep their friendship going! same with Lucy!!!

i feel bad for her, but this is going good so far!!!

nakili August 31, 2011, 5:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #179927

Oh my god Mike is so ****** Mad Lucy XD
YOUD BETTER NO SAY ANYTHING TO LUCY MICHAEL OR IMMA COME AFTER YA AND THEN IMMA KILL YOU >:D

LemonFilling August 31, 2011, 5:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #179928

I’m starting to hate mike, he’s bein a bit of an ******* -_-

101dkpopman August 31, 2011, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #179929

Something about the facial expression when mike gets hugged (or abbey, that one time with Daisy) really hits me. Nice job making me not know who to root for.

Kurtispj August 31, 2011, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #179930

Mike! u could be nicer. He cares but is so over her. Not just romanticly he’s shutting her out completly and ignoring all the good times. I gotta friend who told me flat out she’d leave her bf for me and i tell ya when your not interested back it is hard to be friends with that person, but mike man u could be nicer. I can’t wait till he finds out sandy and him is just an illusion and he tries to hang with lucy again. By that time her new best friend will be this guy ;) And mike will be all sad. Reversal lol XD

JustSomeCritic August 31, 2011, 5:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #179931

Mike…. I’m going to PUNCH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mad Lucy So you have a fancy GF doesn’t mean you have to be an *** to lucy!!! Furious Abbey

Rae Chan August 31, 2011, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #179932

Well, at least we’re going to finally get a direct talk between them instead of all this ignoring. Also, MIKE STOP MAKING ME HATE YOU. AS MY THIRD FAVORITE CHARACTER YOU HAVE STANDARDS TO MEET.

Turbocharge August 31, 2011, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #179933

Aw, come on, Mike. I’m sure a fair lot of us are pulling for you and Sandy, but that’s no excuse to be a dick.

R.J. Rouge August 31, 2011, 6:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #179934

To all you who are mad at “Mike,” please keep this in mind. Would YOU be freaked out when someone who is ****ing obsessed with you hugs you because they thought you hate them? After all you do is be polite? Even after you make it clear you don’t like them?

I would.

MiM August 31, 2011, 6:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #179935

Lucy, Lucy, Lucy… calm down now, jeez. You know im a supporter of LucyxMike but dont make me think your crazy. And Mike, get over it.

OwnUbyCake August 31, 2011, 6:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #179936

….They’re both just insane :nope: i remember the good old times when they were normal XD

EntertainTheDeranged August 31, 2011, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #179937

but miiiike u shouldnt be mad at lucy she was just being a worried girl… for the record we do things like that

Spots August 31, 2011, 6:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #179938

@Mikaro she’s white as a sheet…

srs109 August 31, 2011, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #179939

The “DAAWWW!!!!” factor in this page is extrodinary.

PTF8 August 31, 2011, 7:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #179940

Get over Mike. Marry Paulo. I have predicted the ending!

Anonymus August 31, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #179941

Why does Mike look so mad?

Michelle August 31, 2011, 7:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #179943

Mike has his “Bitch, PLEASE.” face on. I am concerned.

Lunar August 31, 2011, 7:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #179944

Ok, just my point of view, but I kinda understand Mike.
To me, he doesn’t hate Lucy. At all. He cares for her, and he used to be in love with her, but he hates when she goes clingy. Yes, she was vilent most of the time, but it was obvious she was still clinging to Mike for security, constantly. Now, she’s clinging again, when Mike thought she could be over it already and maybe be back to being friends…

Lurkah August 31, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #179945

I am really not sure what I expect Mike to do now. You’d think that with my belief that I know everything that goes on in Mike’s head I’d have a prediction, but I don’t. I can’t seem to decide whether his ability to tell himself that he doesn’t care at all about Lucy and ignore the pain any idiot could spot he was causing her will hold up.

42 August 31, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #179946

jessica is so crushed to find that her plan to bring lucy and mike together is doomed, and after it had looked as if her plan was working too.

keios August 31, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #179947

And now he’s got the bug.
And is he not happy because he was talking to her but she couldn’t hear him(left ear)

Ben August 31, 2011, 8:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #179948

By the looks of it , Mike is going to reject Lucys feelings and lucky will be heart broken (again). Lucy ( as always ) dosent listen to mike and now he be mad.

Lucy you wreck of a girl you.

bordguy12 August 31, 2011, 8:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #179949

Maybe he’s not upset with Lucy at all. He’s just angry he might get sick now. Perfectly reasonable drama- free explanation. Except for the whole “drama-free” part. That’s kinda impossible lol

Balfred August 31, 2011, 8:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #179950

Mike disgusts me sometimes.
We know you hate Lucy, but it’s common decency to at least be nice to her, bro.

Tickle Monster August 31, 2011, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #179952

>Mike is friends with Lucy
>Lucy is consecutively fighting with Mike
>Mike defends lucy every ****ing day
>Mike just wants to be with Sandy
>Lucy reveals love for Mike
>Mike doesn’t feel the same for her
>Lucy goes emo drama queen and bitches at Mike
>Mike ignores her
>Everyone wants Mike to be with Lucy, even though he doesn’t even love her and she has already a girlfriend
>Lucy goes to school while she is sick
>Paulo decides to help her, Lucy vomits on him for like,50 times
>Mike gives her a health drug whatever **** or something
>Mike warns Lucy about the “Life or death” bug she has or whatever, and he says it’s contagious
>Lucy ignores whatever the **** Mike says and puts her ****ing face on his chest
>Mike gets angry and gives a cold stare to Lucy

>Every user on this site gets angry at Mike because he is mad about Lucy bitchiness

OMG August 31, 2011, 8:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #179953

Mike’s just a freaken bitch right now, he’s just freaking angry at her confession?
Oh my freaking god WHAT my expression was the same as Jessica’s

Bittersweet PauloxLucy August 31, 2011, 8:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #179954

@OMG pretty much. then again you might just be looking too far into things. I do that all the time. (headache ****ing central)

Eveco August 31, 2011, 8:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #179955

Why does Mike look so ****** at one point?! God dammit Mike, stop being a little ****ing bitch and forgive Lucy already! GOD DAMMIT MIKE YA LITTLE WHINNY BITCH D|

EpicGamerGirl August 31, 2011, 8:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #179956

My heart just broke when I saw Mike’s glare at panel 9, Lucy looked so happy, it’s just so sad ;-;

I kind of understand Mike’s feelings, but what about MY feelings, don’t my feelings count too. (I’m sure they don’t, but still xP)

CucuWhisp August 31, 2011, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #179957

okay now. I can understand why Mike hates Lucy. All she did was beat him up and when he finally has a girlfriend, she confesses her love. He just doesn’t love her and she needs to understand that. but mike is sometimes just to harsh. why criticize, her like when she became close with Paulo, or just completely ignore her, and treat her like shes crap? the reason for her being the way she is is because she is scared to show her feelings. I tend to be that way to and cant help but be mean to one I really like. But Lucy deserves to have some one who cares about her and that’s Paulo. The only reason he’s dating Jasmine is because he was for the most part pressured into it. He also has strong feeling for Lucy that he just cant help. I like Jasmine but I think Lucy and Paulo should be together instead.

crazedfox August 31, 2011, 8:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #179958

Well mike looks ******, Lucy has some issue, and David is being an idiot!

DarkDutchess August 31, 2011, 9:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #179959

salkdjfasljfdsajdf
I LOVE YOU FOR MAKING THIS COMIC IT MAKES MAH LIFE

anon August 31, 2011, 9:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #179960

I honestly don’t think Mike’s looking at Lucy. Her word bubble is coming from the right, her face is buried into his chest. His eyes indicate more like he’s looking down at the three near the booth cause they’re sitting in on a private matter.

That Guy August 31, 2011, 9:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #179961

Im noob commenting in that webcomic, but….

I HATE YOU MIKE… I REALLY HATE YOU!!!!!!
AAHHH SHE IS SUFFERING SO MUCH!! FOR YOU!!! STUPID LITTLE CAT!…

ahem… sorry for that.
nice comic

PD: F*** YOU! :unsure:

XavitoX August 31, 2011, 9:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #179962

Mike sure turned into a giant pile of ******bag.

RedWriter August 31, 2011, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #179963

…why he being a would that would be sensored if i type it? i use to lik mike but it seems that he is being just plain mean. MEANIE *insert japanese insult here!*

Timni August 31, 2011, 9:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #179964

Man….his facial expression makes me wanna punch him in the face….Baka Mike….

MidnightSnack August 31, 2011, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #179965

I’m glad that Mike is nothing but annoyed by Lucy’s constant stupid ********.

Knight August 31, 2011, 9:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #179966

Hey Mike, u mad bro?

Jon August 31, 2011, 9:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #179967

Everyone is so WEIRD TODAY. Today has been a REALLY weird day for me.

IdiotMan August 31, 2011, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #179968

Ugh. And I used to really like Mike!

Cuteysushi August 31, 2011, 9:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #179969

Quit all the Mike hate… Seriously? Mike’s not an *******. It’s Lucy… look at her for crying out loud.

Nikster August 31, 2011, 10:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #179971

David: master art critic.

also, Mike carryin’ round them FANCY DRUGS.

Tarukai August 31, 2011, 10:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #179972

I get that it’s awkward to have a sick, sobbing girl all over you, but have a tiny little bit of sympathy here Mike.

Nill August 31, 2011, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #179973

Mike, you’re gonna hurt your back if you keep bending over that far.

JakeStartledTheWitch August 31, 2011, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #179974

If you just watch what has happened so far, MikexLucy is a baaaad match. They’re incompatible, always bicker, upset each other, and they don’t know how to sort out their problems. There is no communication!

Poor Lucy has to fall apart before she can tell Mike what she’s really thinking.

Spladle of Doom August 31, 2011, 10:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #179975

@Spadle if MikexLucy is ever gonna happen they need to work on their relationship as one of th the first things.

And if Mike pushes her away or does another move at the same level of douchebaggery I will give him a swift falcon kick to the nads :l

ToraPandoraPGS August 31, 2011, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #179976

I can understand if Mike doesn’t like her, but can’t he just administer a little bit of sympathy? hes worse than the Grinch :/

Sandvich August 31, 2011, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #179977

FEEL THE GUILT MIKE. FEEL IT. I hope you do you worthless kitty that I still love. D: I feel really bad for Lucy (as obviously the sickness and sadness because of Mike is ignoring her are connected. Good dose of symbolism : ) and Mike needs to get his feelings straight. Even though he thinks they already are.

Fancy Drugs~ *reads gigantic disclaimer*

“Contageous” is spelled “contagious”… *brick’d for all it’s worth*

JC August 31, 2011, 10:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #179978

Look, having been in Mike’s situation before, I can tell you it’s extremely frustrating to have feelings for a girl who is too damn proud/nervous/anything to admit that she has feelings back. Lucy has done nothing but give Mike **** throughout their entire friendship, and after wanting her for so long and having none of those feelings returned, he got sick of it and moved on. Lucy has kind of brought this upon herself.

And believe it or not, I’m a MikexLucy. I’m just tired of everyone dumping on Mike because he got tired of her **** and moved on, just like any rational person would do.

Lv5whatever August 31, 2011, 10:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #179979

*sigh*…Am i the only one that’s gone through the same situation that’s Mike going through right now? Lucy still can’t get over the fact that Mike taken and Mike just wants to focus on Sandy, but Lucy is still being dependent to Mike. Which annoys him to the point of not caring much anymore… I know how you feel Mike… :unsure:

ThatOtherMichael August 31, 2011, 11:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #179981

It’s strange cause right now I’m in the same situation with an old friend, and if it’s like mine it’s gonna get a lot worse, and won’t get better

Chillent August 31, 2011, 11:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #179982

I support Mike here c: Go Mike. I mean yes he’s being harsh but hey it’s not like he’s ALWAYS harsh in other chapters you can CLEARLY see he’s still nice to everyone…expect Lucy. To me it doesn’t actually look like he’s going to blow up more like he’ll brush her aside and tell her to leave him alone or something, of course I could be wrong. Plus you can’t blame him for being overly ****** off at Lucy. Yes we know it’s all in the past, but that past was like 95% of his life. Not just a year or so. I mean how would you feel being rejected and mistreated for the majority of your life? Being responsible for EVERYTHING concerning this one person. And all of that has been built up. It’s hard to contain all that anger from all that time. I would be surprised if he DIDN’T look totally ****** at this point.

Have A Nice Day August 31, 2011, 11:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #179983

I hope Mike at least shows some sympathy for Lucy :< I know she’s been pretty rough to him in the past, but I still think he should at least be nicer to her than he has been..

Cloud August 31, 2011, 11:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #179984

If I were to take a gander at Mike’s facial expressions I would have to say;
Panel 1: not quite contempt, maybe slight annoyance
Panel 4: annoyance
Panel 6: a slight softening, almost forgiveness or pity
Panel 8: realization turning back to annoyance
Panel 9: this is tricky, either it is directed at himself in which case I would say it is remembering a bad memory, or annoyance at himself for indulging Luce, or its directed at Lucy, in which case I would say aggravation at Lucy for being clingy or sappy. The last possibility is that, as someone else pointed out earlier, that Mike is glaring at David, Jessica, Sue, and the other guy, which would probably just be because that is somewhat of a personal moment and Mike thinks they are intruding or some similar reason.

I would personally think that it is most likely the second reason, though I sincerely hope it is the first reason simply because I don’t want to see Mike hurt Lucy again. Can’t wait for Friday to see which theory is correct. Thanks a million Taeshi.

Deuce Moose August 31, 2011, 11:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #179985

It’s hard to say from the cropping of the panel, but I’d say either mike is:
1. Glaring downward at Lucy, because he’s annoyed with her
2. Trying to look away from Lucy, and mad at himself for kinda ignoring her.

I feel like it’s #1, but I can’t be sure

Bleh August 31, 2011, 11:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #179986

“Fancy Drugs” Lol, that could be anything…

Also, POOR LUCY. :’(

Lulz September 1, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #179987

Fancy drugs XD could be anything, even methamphetamine.
-That one guy who forgets to sign in :E

Killic33 September 1, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #179988

Fancy Drugs? Oh, that’s what it was. All I saw was the “—ancy —ugs” part and my mind jumped straight to pregnancy drugs. I dunno.

Medic! September 1, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #179989

David most certainly has ADD

Aktherion September 1, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #179990

I’m not the most eloquent with my words…. But still. Sometimes its hard to let stuff go, especially if it’s not a one time thing. She was a bitch to him for years, and he didn’t deserve it. I’ve had problems with people breaking my trust and doing things that were just horrible to me, and I found that forgiveness is hard. I can’t forgive some people. There are even a few friends who I can’t forgive for stuff. People would walk all over me, and I got sick of it. I ended up just driving them away…. Everyone who even could hurt me, especially the ones who had. But if my best friend were to be like this to me, I wouldnt want to ever acknowledge them again, at the time. Later on there would be a chance that I would warm up to them, except in the extremely depressed mental state I’m in, I probably wouldn’t go on at that point. So Mike can be mad and hold a grudge for a while. The wound is still pretty fresh, you just don’t realize it because time moves more slowly in the comic than in real life.

Capperroff September 1, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #179991

I believe that this whole chapter is part of a conspiracy designed to turn the entire fanbase into PauloXLucy shippers.

Boringamus September 1, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #179992

Mike and Paulo seem to have switched attitudes.

Mike, why are you like this? :c

Zane September 1, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #179993

Heheh Oh Mike. I would feel sorry for Lucy but boy, do I get why your angry. Keep it up ^^

Jack September 1, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #179994

8-) I think it’s time for Paulo to step back in!

Homeslice20x6 September 1, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #179995

hmmm, so in order to pick up ladies I need to give them fancy drugs? GENIUS! 8-D

Sandvich September 1, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #179996

Oh boy, let’s jump back into the arms of the *** :P

Cam September 1, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #179997

Shada, those were the best, most organized and rational comments I have ever read on this website and I agree with every word you said to the letter.

Ven September 1, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #179998

I believe in orda to solve dis ‘er battle ‘tween LxM and LxP fans we needs to ‘ave ourselves a good ol’ fashion Stompin’! You P’s get yar shootiest shootas and the M’s get yar choppiest choppas and shoot and chop and stomp till ya cant shoot or chop or stomps no mores!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!! Boss September 1, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #179999

K guys, this is what needs to happen: Mike needs to get all angry in Lucy’s face, then Paulo needs to walk in right at that moment, then there can be fighting. And drama. And yes.

KiwiKoala September 1, 2011, 2:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #180000

Ahm n ur rehersl, spredn dezeazes.

Classy, Lucy. Unless close to death, hugging people while sick does not strengthen a relationship.

Pikachewtoy September 1, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #180001

why the angry/upset/*all the bad faces* :O

LOCKED September 1, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #180002

Cause we wants’ ta WAAAAAAAAGH!!!! we wants’ ta smash! but mostly we wants’ ta has an end to da back an’ forthness of it all

WAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!! Boss September 1, 2011, 2:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #180003

The faces of Jessica and… that guy… are exactly how I was feeling when I read what Lucy was saying. That poor, poor little girl.

Wabibito September 1, 2011, 2:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #180004

Doctors actually say that one is no longer contagious when they start to show symptoms, so I doubt Mike’ll catch it. Even if he does he can just ignore it until it gets unbearably depressed and kills itself or starts going out with Augustus. Maybe that’ll work. :-*

Crystal September 1, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #180007

fff get the girl already! your a sophomore ya got 2 more years till real life drama enjoy your lives now! :P

DCSauers September 1, 2011, 3:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #180008

Mike looks so angry, why is he so angry? Mad Lucy thats Lucy’s job!

Skitl September 1, 2011, 3:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #180009

mike i command you to forgive her >:U!

myke September 1, 2011, 4:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #180010

If Mike might keep ignoring Lucy, Lucy might commit suicide by not curing herself :(

Blossomheart September 1, 2011, 4:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #180011

wow…..I can’t believe how much Mike has changed. Poor Lucy…but I’m sure things will work out one way or another. ‘~’

OniChan September 1, 2011, 4:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #180012

I personally think Lucy can do much better than Mike, seriously is he that stupid to not notice how much he means to Lucy? I think she should go with someone like Paulo, sure he is a jerk sometimes, but he is a really sweet fella. :/

Ryouji12 September 1, 2011, 4:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #180013

Why does Mike make me thing of an older brother? Sure he helps her, but he’s not too happy about it. Could that be because he’s trying to get Lucy to be less reliant on him? Either way, I can’t wait til the next page!!!

Flake September 1, 2011, 5:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #180014

Zomg this doesnt look good >_< I think we lost Mike and lolz on David xD ;)

Leonmaster September 1, 2011, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #180015

Damn, loosen up Mike o-o
And lol, David you incredible enigma XD

404cat September 1, 2011, 5:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #180016

Wellllllll THAT’S a whole new barrel of awkward.

Also, lawl at David offering some early constructive criticism o.O

Chocothunda September 1, 2011, 5:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #180017

Man I am so tired of Mike being such a ********. He was so cool at the beggining. Lucy is kinda pathetic but I have been there before so I know what she is going through.

Jemmy September 1, 2011, 5:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #180019

Mike is already taken. Sandy bagged Mike first and there is no evidence that shows her making Mike unhappy with their relationship. Sure Lucy is unhappy, but if Mike breaks up with Sandy what’s he going to tell her? “Don’t cry. It’s not you, it’s not even me. It’s my friend, see, she’s crazy. So I’m giving up our happiness for her’s.” Stupidest reason to break up, so it’s not going to happen anytime soon. Even if Mike and Lucy do become friends again it’s not like things will be the same. Lucy is suffocating to Mike, once you start feeling that way towards a person it doesn’t just suddenly disappear.

MouseCat September 1, 2011, 6:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #180020

Scrolled through most of the random Mike hate with boredom and apathy, then saw Shada’s post. Oh man, will you have my babies, because I think I just fell in love with you.

Totally correct. I feel like I’d just be redundant if I reiterated anything you said.

That said, I really want to see what happens next. I think Mike would be pushing it if he raged in front of four other people- so far, most of Mike and Lucy’s arguments and fights have been relatively private, and yes, Lucy is being more than slightly embarrassing at the moment, but she’s also sick and totally unaware of what she’s doing.

Null September 1, 2011, 6:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #180021

**** em all! they’re all ****ed! who cares about mike’s or lucy’s perspective because they are all just horribly unable to get over themselves! they’re all gonna die in some god damned tsundre-orgy and just stink up the place.

lolwut September 1, 2011, 7:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #180022

….I keep wanting to support MikeXLucy, but its getting harder…

I feel my beliefs wavering, and I am really starting to pity poor Paulo. I don’t like changing my ideas, but PauloXLucy is looking VERY sweet right now…

King September 1, 2011, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #180023

at frist i liked mike but.. now im Diffently voting for Paulo 8-)

Kuro Kitsune September 1, 2011, 7:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #180024

That’s exactly what I said about 3 weeks ago. Well, almost. Don’t steal my lines you girl-kitty :nope:

Fortunos September 1, 2011, 8:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #180025

Mike: Going From Somewhat Nice to Douchecock in 10 Seconds Flat.

Mike needs to get that tree out of his rear end. Lucy doesn’t even care that he doesn’t want to be in a relationship with her. She just wants him to be nice and talk to her again.

Ominous September 1, 2011, 8:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #180026

Mike take a deep breath and take her as a FRIEND. That’s all she wanted last time it’s all she wants this time.

Lupe September 1, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #180027

hehe, nerdy dalmation feels REEEAAALLL awkward right now…
YAY! there’s now a “stupidity” censor on the comments? Wow Taeshi, that’s really, sophisticated of you?

Candy Corn Lover September 1, 2011, 8:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #180028

First time I’ve ever posted— just..just need to say.
Mike is bein’ a real jerk face. D:

Tabbykit September 1, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #180029

He created a picture of a happy friendship and teared it apart.
I hope Lucy’s tears are the scotch tape.

T September 1, 2011, 9:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #180030

Mike, I want Paulo to come in and punch your stupid face right now.
Furious Abbey
Jerk face.

MissCaitlyn September 1, 2011, 9:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #180031

I Understand Where hes Coming from. Ever since the 2 grade Hes Been Her Security Blanket, Kicked around, Bitched at, Nagged to Death for All this time. Eventually Something was Bound to snap. I don’t blame him for acting like a Douche monkey. I’m not saying i would act like that, i just don’t blame him.

Anthony September 1, 2011, 9:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #180032

I disagree with these douchemonkey accusations. I think he is simply behaving as someone who is quite irritated.

Some guy September 1, 2011, 10:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #180033

He looks mad. Super mad. But I still don’t know why anymore.

amber September 1, 2011, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #180034

Man, Mike’s reaction totally makes me feel even worse for Lucy. I can’t begin to imagine how let down she’s gonna be in the next comic. :(

Mettlebird September 1, 2011, 10:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #180035

FINALLY getting to the /drama/ part of BCB! (By the way, I’m kidding. It’s been all drama since chapter 3.)

LpSamuelm September 1, 2011, 11:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #180038

New reader here, but now in done reading the other pages. What can I say? You’re amazing.

Mike actually seems like he saying, “She’s now broken. All because of me.. What’s wrong with me..?”

I’m not gonna be a Mike Hater or Lucy Hater here. I would be mad too, but Mike can be a little more gentle..

I’ve been a MikeXLucy fan, and I’ll always be one. ;v;

Autumntail September 1, 2011, 11:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #180043

I’m not liking the Mike hate, he’s reacting pretty normally. Most people would react the same after all that time

Elin September 1, 2011, 12:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #180046

(WHOA. 400+. That should be a comment record.)

I was going to make a looooong text about how Lucy kinda bullied Mike on all their childhood. But @Capperroff and @Shada already did it.

I actually agree with all the things you guys said. Except by the fact the only pairings I support is Mike x Sandy and Paulo x Jasmine.
Especially because Sandy never did anything bad to Mike. While Lucy… well you all know the story. And Jazz… well she’s just cute with Paulo and stuff. Although I have no idea if this relationship will last, now.

You can see I don’t actually like Lucy.

Danna September 1, 2011, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #180048

You know, I find it interesting when people defend Mike.
I don’t necessarily blame him for not talking to Lucy, but you’ve all missed a valid point on how Mike has indeed been a bit of a dick.

I’m fine with him not talking to Lucy, she deserves it.
But I really hate that he gets so ****** off when she is talking to other guys. It aggrevates me because he has no right to call her pathetic for talking to others. He rejected her, so she’s moving on. That doesn’t make her pathetic.

This however, does make her pathetic. She should deffinately be more independant and mature then this.

I don’t like that people say that Lucy doesn’t deserve Paulo, he isn’t part of this situation. He does love Lucy and what you say about her being a bitch won’t change that.

I, personally, think they both acted badly towards the situation. Mike just acted so after the whole ordeal, and Lucy before.

Pshawl September 1, 2011, 2:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #180049

Why is mike so sad? The answer is simple… HIS NEW SCARF IS FRIGGIN EVIL!!! .3. it’s either that, or the drugs he’s takin :3 I am Hannah, and I approve this message BAM! Eat tat! :D XD

Sky hannah September 1, 2011, 2:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #180050

WELL HELLO TO YOU TOO LUCY.

Jesus it’s like the girl doesn’t even know he’s sick of playing crutch for her. OH WAIT.

StushiJaguar September 1, 2011, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #180051

Yes, we can all go and over the past and see why Mike would be annoyed… even if his reasoning is flawed in that regard. And yes, Mike has been known to be crabby/a jerk at times, but this has gone on for what feels like the past year. He has not stopped being a jerk to Lucy, it’s been one perpetual streak of jerkdom.

How is it that Mike can act normal around Daisy, hell almost friendly with Paulo (Paulo for gods sake!), yet still can’t get over Lucy’s issues? If Mike really is this petty, maybe I need to rethink my whole outlook on this comic (And start shipping Sandy/Lucy or Jasmine/Sandy!)

Trace September 1, 2011, 3:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #180052

Long time reader first time commenting. 8-D
I really can see Mike’s dilemma here, he still cares about Lucy regardless of what he said. Also I can see why he’d be mad. @Shada that was probably the best psychological analysis of the characters. Mike was the victim of physical and psychological abuse for a long time and regardless had feelings for Lucy, when he finally moved on Lucy comes along with the, “I really loved you all this time!” shtick. I know how it goes and I still harbor a little bit of hate for the person who did that to me.
Mike’s also mad because he might get sick, but that’s secondary I think.
I have some rage at Mike for getting angry but at the same time the guy is at the end of the line for caring, and I can be understanding.
I just hope he doesn’t do something that he’ll really regret next page.

Just curious how the story will play out not really a shipper for any pairing. :P

LaRose September 1, 2011, 4:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #180053

o—o… MIKE :D …oh gosh he has an evil face o__o”

axana September 1, 2011, 4:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #180054

Everyone is saying “Look ‘Fancy Drugs’”. Just to be a *****, I’ll point out it only says ancy Drugs. Could be Clancy, or anything really.

PauloXLucy4ever September 1, 2011, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #180055

^Actually if you look at the first section (not the first panel, but where he’s saying “Guess you caught the bug going around”), you can see the “F” on the box.

MAN YOU LxP SHIPPERS, ALWAYS MAKING ASSUMPTIONS

Null September 1, 2011, 5:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #180056

Jess looks so guilty to me. also it seems like mike is glaring at Jess not Lucy like it’s her fault or something.

yuki September 1, 2011, 5:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #180057

^why would she fell guilty? besides mike can just be thinking ”god Lucy i can’t even look at you right now”

hi September 1, 2011, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #180058

@Pshawl

It’s not so much the fact that Lucy’s moving on that annoys Mike, it’s who she’s with.

There have been two cases where Mike’s shown annoyance at her for doing that (three if you count Cracks in the Ice, but that’s supposedly no longer canon so I’m ignoring that); one for Paulo, and one for Augustus.

The Augustus one is hardly a surprise; Augustus is someone Mike knows Lucy hates. She also paraded the opinion that he’s a molester, and Augustus is someone Mike’s never talked to enough to prove otherwise. For her to suddenly hang around him looks like nothing more than pure desperation to him. It might’ve also been part-worry, especially if Mike believed Lucy’s accusations.

In Paulo’s case, that might have been legitimate disappointment, since only a day or two earlier she had confessed her love to Mike. Likely made him angry that she was trying to sever his and Sandy’s relationship for a confession that meant nothing in his eyes.

I’m not trying to make it look like Mike is blameless, though; if he wants to help her dependency issues (which I think is what he’s going for), he should talk to her about it maturely rather than cut her off cold-turkey.

Awesome McCoolname September 1, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #180059

Hi, may name is Rafael and I’m a new reader.
Also, I’m from Brasil.
I spended the last month reading all your pages to cath up the history.
Looking forward for the next release.

Rafael September 1, 2011, 5:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #180062

wow, Jess really looks like she is going to get killed soon. And Sue is more concerned at what Davil said.

I recon Lucy needs to prove to Mike how much she cares for him, then maybe they can become as good as friends as they were before

animelord September 1, 2011, 6:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #180063

Damn. Mike looks ****** OFF.

JH September 1, 2011, 6:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #180064

@Awesome McCoolname

Remember they are not “Mature” they are typical kids acting typically with these problems, in fact i believe it was nailed how Mike is reacting, to have him talk to her about it this early on with out some guidance seems a little overly mature for him, but that’s my opinion.

Thamix September 1, 2011, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #180065

@Thamix

Really easy to forget, in all the midst of the drama, that they’re just high school kids, isn’t it?

I was talking in more of an ideal case than a realistic one, but in any case, I figure that it’s going to eventually be pointed out to Mike how he could be handling this better.

Awesome McCoolname September 1, 2011, 7:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #180071

Mike, Let it go. Lucy’s dizzy with fever, she’ll probably not even remember what happened today.

Vega September 1, 2011, 8:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #180072

JUST HOW MUCH OF a MEAN PERSON CAN YOU BE MIKE!!! D:

Silvere September 1, 2011, 8:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #180073

Mike obviously resents the way Lucy treats him and, honestly, there is a lot about it to resent. She takes without giving anything back. Plenty of friendships like that work perfectly fine for the parties involved but there is no rule that you can’t change your mind. Looks like Mike is tired of being used.

Note: I am not saying Lucy is evil or bad or anything, just that it is up to Mike to decide how her behaviour makes him feel.

Abeo September 1, 2011, 8:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #180074

I think my favorite part about this comic and the comment section is that no matter what everyone speculates is going on and going to happen, Taeshi, being the author and all, already knows what is going to happen. I wonder if she reads these and laughs at what everyone has to say, while secretly smiling because she has the answers that everyone craves locked up inside her creative little head…

Lv5whatever September 1, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #180075

To be fair , and even if people disagre with me ..lucy might be the protagonist , but she Had been realy mean to Mike in the past , and he is entiteld to take his own desitions and to be anoyed by her . And after all he is a…cat being…you know what i was trying to say and an adolesent , besides even mature adults have resentments sometimes

all that aside i realy enjoy reading this , i might order the book

Dracke September 1, 2011, 8:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #180076

Ordering the book will really help Tae and Suit. ^^ Its pretty well made, and looks pretty good. I proudly exhibit it in my room haha. I don’t see how can you be this mad at someone who is totally crying like that though… poor Lucy.

ZoeStellan September 1, 2011, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #180077

I can. Mike is my favorite right now. After David and Sue.

Woopadoop September 1, 2011, 9:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #180078

It’s finally coming!! I’ve been waiting for this for such a long time! This is the first chapter that I’ve been so excited about and anticipating since when Daisy got together with Abbey! It’s been killing me how they’ve been ignoring each other without any kind of confrontation. Hopefully this will cause some pretty big character advancement with Lucy and she will go to her final stage of complete sadness and then finally get over it and start actually talking to her friends again without getting irritated at whatever they say. And they will stop communicating with each other (Lucy and Mike), or become able to properly talk to each other without the awkwardness after an apology from Lucy.

Delta September 1, 2011, 9:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #180079

… whtever happens, I hope Lucy bitchslaps Mike for pulling a face like that.

Davey September 1, 2011, 9:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #180080

Mike’s face suggests that he’s not very happy right now… I’m thinking all is not well. MIKE, Y U NO HAPPY >:U

emmy September 1, 2011, 10:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #180081

Oh hey, it’s Mike’s Jerk Face

Musashi September 1, 2011, 10:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #180082

I just realized Lucy hasn’t formally “apologized” for the **** she put Mike through. Maybe that’s what he’s looking for :O
Ooooor, I could be way off and hes being a jerk face because he feels entitled to it because of her past behavior :/

Sandvich September 1, 2011, 10:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #180083

I would just die to hear a girl care that much about me

RandomAnon September 1, 2011, 10:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #180084

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
ff. don’t count on it. even if she did she wouldn’t tell you. (most) guys take advantage of that way too much >.

alex September 1, 2011, 10:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #180085

It’s hard to tell if Lucy is being clingy :unsure:.Mike might interpret it that way :/. But I also see it as her just wanting her friend back. Her only friend for a long time. The only one close enough to be actually called her bestfriend. :(

This is the first comment Ive ever made on the series but it is a truly wonderful comic. Taeshi, you have done a very good job with plot and character development. I dedicated a weekend to reading this stuff. ;) I’ll comment more often.

HakuInaba September 1, 2011, 11:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #180087

Lucy is so dependent on Mike. I wish she would look around for a change and see her other friends. :s I think she owes Mike a good apology too. And a thank you since he always has her back. I still think it’s awesome Paulo (tried to) took care of her :)

Milly September 1, 2011, 11:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #180088

Welcome to the family Hakulnaba! :D

Candy Corn Lover September 1, 2011, 11:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #180089

Lucy, you depressing wreck, you.

Milly September 1, 2011, 11:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #180090

Even after all this, Mike is still my favourite character. I’m not gonna swoon for Paulo just because he’s had heaps of exposure and been a total bro to Lucy.

skmojo September 1, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #180091

in 2 min IT IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN

James September 1, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #180098

ugh, I’ve been there Mike. Just hold on it gets better from here.

Fedup September 2, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #180111

I’m glad to be welcome. :D

I have a few ideas to who is going to be pair up with who. Not sure if I want to share since I have some proof but its mostly just inferring .

I love Lucy so much.She’s not done with her development and chaning her ways.She is the last one to do so.Daisy is starting to notice that she isnt as unnoticable as she thinks she is. Abbey is facing his inner troubles with his father.Tess his making amends with the people shes hurt in the past.Paulo has become much more caring and less flirty.He is starting to mature nicely. Mike has always been a neutral perfect character, it I love to seem him get darker. And David is just… David 8-D

HakuInaba September 2, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #180154

im sad for lucy, i want her to be happy she deserves to be happy, but the only way she would be happy is to be with mike but he is with sandy..i hate mike right now ;~;

jhusky September 2, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #180164

I love how u drew lucy here wow, so relieved lucy is better

Werpio September 2, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #180173

@skmojo
same here :unsure: is still my fave but i still think hes being a D-bag ;_;

blue magic September 2, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #180196

Actually, based on interactions, relationship stuff, etc, Lucy would be happy with Mike (in her mind), Paulo (according to information in the what if chapter), or, ignoring his fancharacter status, possibly Liam. Mike hasn’t been “perfect” for a while, now. The recent backstory makes it even more apparent. Generally known for being nice and being “perfect” are two very different things. y, One of the main characters being a Marty Stu seems like an obvious no-no.

Personal thought: Mike needs to actually forgive Lucy already. If not, the two should at least have a really good, long, in-depth talk. Discussing issues and possible fixes seems less hurtful for both parties. They’re supposed to be childhood friends who know each other better than most. Are they drifting apart that much? They used to treat each other like siblings. Now, Lucy is afraid to bother him and Mike only talks to her on occasion.

Hoheh September 2, 2011, 3:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #180198

Oh, and while I’m thinking about it. Jessica is either touched by Lucy’s emotion or saddened by Mike’s hostile glare. Maybe both, or it’s a “Why not me?” situation. Hoheh and good day.

Hoheh September 2, 2011, 4:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #180228

MIKE! Remember the time when you first kissed Lucy! Only then you will be happy(Yoda much)! You and Sandy treat each other like siblings, less of a girlfriend-boyfriend kind of love, it is obvious actually when you read quite a few romance stories, you start getting the ability to easily differentiate sibling and gf-bf love. And seriously Lucy, you need to let it all out… not that I can actually talk to them… *ahem* S.S. Fanfiction ahoy!
*rides away in S.S. Fanfiction*
Seriously MikeXLucy. ‘Sides, you can’t just expect Lucy to drop her emotional walls all of a sudden and say ‘I love you’ to Mike. And from this page, it is already breaking…
Mike! Remember your happy times with Lucy…
If not, all aboard S.S. Fanfiction!
P.S. I’m not advertising fanfiction.net, it’s just that I’m spreading the word to fans who WON’T get the pairing they want… they need a form of consolation ya know?
Well anyways, I fail at trying to make people laugh… hehehe…

Charles_bolt September 2, 2011, 10:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #180233

ok now i hate mike more than anything. i mean, poor lucy! :( wat did she do??? :*-( i sear mike’s face in dat panel was so mean, i wanted to cry…

DD September 2, 2011, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #180251

I’m just glad that there hasn’t been something very sudden and dramatic, like a murder…yet. Also, we need more McCain!

PencilMaster September 2, 2011, 2:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #180261

oh no please … no more mcCain, he freaks me out!

Zarylo September 2, 2011, 4:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #180299

MORE McCAIN!!!!! :3, anyway D: i wish mike wasnt so mean, he was my favorite :( now he’s just plan mean :(

Gohon September 3, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #180311

I know the perfect song for the panel in which Lucy hugs Mike, though, it should match what is going in his mind. ‘Kiss the girl’ in the movie ‘The little mermaid’ -get’s a super huge grin and squeals[sorta]-(I’m a guy BTW)
I’m thinking that he has the weird look cause Lucy has a sickness, and I’m pretty sure no one would want to get a very contagious disease.

Charles_bolt September 3, 2011, 9:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #180318

It’s. About. Dang. Time! It was like she was getting silent treatment.

Shocky September 3, 2011, 1:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #180319

poor jess, she obviously has a crush on lucy, this must be killing her :(

msteenadas September 3, 2011, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #180349

@Taeshi I believe it to be very IN character for him, especially with the recent development in his character. But at the same time, he basically hates both Lucy and Paulo which leaves me to wonder why he still hangs around them. He also seems to not favor David. Its a conflict of friends for him.

Kikren September 4, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #180352

Hm.

Well. That dashes things. Maybe Mike really DOES dislike Lucy to the point of no return. Should have admitted it long ago, I know, but still. I held out hope. Only thing I can say now is: At least he’s not a total jerk.

Still. Misguided little guy. Poor chap thinks that Sandy’s comin’ around some time. Honestly, I just don’t see it happening.

Of course, I’ve been wrong before.

Archus September 4, 2011, 2:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #180361

Mike’s like “I’m still mad at you for using a riot shield in MW2.”

Pwnzez September 4, 2011, 9:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #180381

taeshi, i know its ur comic and dont get mad at me, but WHEN IS MIKE GUNNA STOP HATIN ON LUCY???!!! :question: WHEN WHEN WHEN u cant end this comic without letting lucy be wiht mike again…! ;_; they dont hav to go out just let em talk again without having lucy blush uncontrollably and hav them be best friends again i beeeeg uuuuu…. ;_; dont get me wrong im not threatening u like other idiots saying “if u dont do this ill stop reading” or what ever… im just suggesting…

DD September 4, 2011, 11:33 AM EST.

Comment ID #180385

sigh i wish lucy will stop being so frikkin clingy and mopey and get bak to

normal, poor girl… i want the *U ANNOY ME, I KICK UR FRIKKIN BUTT AND

U CANT HELP ADMIRE ME CUZ IM AWESOME!!!* lucy, not the *wah im so

sad all the time bcuz mike doesnt talk to me* lucy…. know wat i mean?

leprechaungold September 4, 2011, 11:42 AM EST.

Comment ID #180419

TROLOLOLOLOL David!

Bob September 4, 2011, 10:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #180610

I read the medicine box as saying “Pregnancy drugs”, before I realized it was fancy drugs xD

meowwowo September 5, 2011, 12:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #180796

Reading through the comic again, and I just noticed:

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c12/p3.html
Panel 14

I thought I had seen Mike pull that face before…
The context that generates that response from Mike is interesting given the current situation.

Aken September 6, 2011, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #180829

Huh, interesting find, Aken. Maybe it’s his “ZWOMG PROTECT LUCY” face?

…Or the “**** you” face. He made a similar one when he started hating her after he fell off the bridge as well.

http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c45/p1.html

Sparkfur September 6, 2011, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #180905

Hey Mike. AYU-BEAM

Ehemyo September 7, 2011, 6:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #180909

So just finished reading through all of this comic. I;ve quite enjoyed it. genuinely funny and a pretty good portrayal of the dramas and complications of young relationships and friendships.

This is the first time I’ve stopped to look at the comments, and i’m very surprised to see how much annoyance being directed at Mike here. I think its actually rather undeserved.

There seems to be virtually no empathy for him, and i think that this is because unlike Lucy his issues aren’t being laid out in plain sight to us. So since no-one else seems to be, i’d like to say a bit in his defense.

Mike is frustrated. It’s pretty clear that he had feelings for Lucy for a long time, and she’s never let him be any more then a friend, despite the fact that she generally felt the same way. He’s pretty much been subjected to years of mixed signals, and anyone who has had to suffer through mixed signals for even a just a week knows how hell it is. On top of this, all of the pairs friends are constantly pressuring them and joking about them and so forth, which makes things even harder.

But Mike finally found some peace of mind when he and sandy began a proper long distance relationship. We all saw how happy and at ease that made him. That didn’t stopped the teasing and pressuring of course, but at least he was able to take solitude in knowing where he stood.

Now, personally i don’t think mike ever hated Lucy. you don’t hate someone when you interact with them as mike and lucy do. I believe mike claimed to hate her just to get Zachery off his back. It was just easier. If someone you’ll probably never see again is pressuring you about your relationship with some girl and you dont care for the prep talk, are you gonna spend the next hour explaining all the complex relationship politics involved or just say what ever will get them to leave you alone? I’m sure part of Mike resents lucy for how she treats him, but the way they treat each other is a big part of their relationship. It’d be weird if they didn’t constantly harass and insult each other. It’s pretty much what their friendship is built on. That doesn’t mean however that once in a while Lucy shouldn’t give mike some implication about how grateful she is to have him in her life.

The big problem now is that Lucy has thrown Mike back into limbo. Mike had everything going alright. His long distance relationship is going very well. he has finally resolved his friendship with daisy (his jerkiness in this instance i think is more daisy’s fault then his own.) He was comfortable with his friendship with Lucy.

And then she decided that she did love him and that she had to act on it despite all this. This is portrayed by the comic as the right move, and i guess i nthe fairy tale world of fiction it is, but i believe the point the author is trying to get across is that in the real world doing things like this is a huge mistake that will only make things worse and often the only way we learn this is because we have mucked up and done it.

After all this time of mixed signals and confusion, AND, after he has worked himself out and started a successful relationship with Sandy, Mike has this dumped on him. What did Lucy expect? more importantly what did you readers expect? Mike to dump Sandy, run off with Lucy? That doesn’t happen in the real world.

So no Lucy is bummed, we’ve seen a lot of that, and why have sympathized with it. its easy to be empathetic with someone who is clearly hurt by rejection, even if that rejection should have been predictable to her. Since the event we’ve had a lot of direct detail on Lucy’s direct reaction to it.

But what exactly have we seen of Mike? there hasn’t really been a page that clearly and dedicatedly shows how he is feeling about all this, but there have been bits here and there for us to pick up on and combined with our own similar experiences throughout our school years i think we can fill the gaps.

cont next post

Alpharius September 7, 2011, 7:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #180911

(cont)
Whats the first thing Mike’s friends did when they heard what happened? They went ballistic at him? How dare he turn her down? well hang on their a minute cast of bittersweet, he has a girlfriend, remember? a pretty well established one at that. The world expects him to just throw that away and complied with their storyline? that’s pretty unreasonable if you ask me.

That’s what he is facing, the constant awkwardness created when your entire friendship group openly think you and a friend should be dating. I’ve lived through it, and it sucks. Mike’s response has been to limit his interactions with Lucy. he is ignoring the problem, hoping it might go away. we all know this won’t work and yes it’s kinda mean of him, but we’re talking about 15 and 16 year old’s here guys. This is what they do. Really, he hasn’t been that horrible to Lucy since she confessed her love. Yes they have argued and avoided each other but that’s what happens in these situations.

Mike is frustrated. He is frustrated by his friends and their pressuring. He is frustrated by Lucy and her mixed signals. Most of all, i believe he is frustrated by himself because he just doesn’t really know what to do now. If we get a very Mike centric comic soon i’m sure this is what we’ll be shown. He cares about Lucy, but he gave up on those feelings a long time ago. they don’t truely go away, but he has worked hard to move on and now he’s being dragged back into it.

So can you really blame him for being an angsty jerk? Sure it’s harder to sympathize with him right now, but stop, think about what he is going through, really think hard about it, and it’ll all make more sense. This isn’t much easier for him then Lucy, in fact i think it’s harder. No-one is rushing to him to see how he is holding up, but everyone is there for Lucy.

So give the guy a break, seriously.

My main concern though is that the author doesn’t see all the “mike is a jerk” stuff and change the course of the comic because of it. Please don’t do this. I’m not saying i don’t want the issue resolved. I just don;t want it resolved unnaturally because some people are complaining about Mike.

Alpharius September 7, 2011, 7:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #180946

To be fair, Lucy has berated herself about not being ready for a relationship as early as Mike seemed to think he was. She has also, painful or not, been quiet, overly non-confrontational, and accepting over Mike’s choosing Sandy. She’s been saddened, but left him to do it as he had chosen. He’s glaring at Lucy here and all she’s doing is thanking him for being there. The implications aren’t very good.

@Alpharius: The friends? More like the girl posse that obviously favored Mike x Lucy. And all Paulo did was call Sandy imaginary until he saw a picture of her. Lucy, the main one affected, just cried and didn’t bother anyone with it. Ballistic indeed.

Hoheh September 7, 2011, 11:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #181093

Hey, Mike doesn’t seem to be glaring at Lucy because her voice is coming from the bottom right and he’s glaring at the bottom left. But then who IS he looking at? CONFUSION FU!

Some random guy September 8, 2011, 6:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #181139

I wonder what Mike is thinking right now… Either way, he doesn’t seem too happy. D:

Nishakun September 8, 2011, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #181190

I still hate Mike. loooooooool

Myu September 8, 2011, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #181501

I think Alphirus’ post is too long, though it does have good points. In that panel, the expression on Mike’s face says to me “I loathe this person embracing me.”

But yeah, he went through years of kind-of bad treatment, and now she’s sloppily weeping all over him when he may be a little more than annoyed and bitter towards her.
Soooo good luck and find happiness Lucy. :) Be gentle, Mike :unsure:

Chi-chan September 10, 2011, 7:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #182095

To me, his expression just says “Um…. this is awkward and weird. ” :unsure:

So… some pills. And there’s only one page left, so I guess that’s it.

You can’t spend most of a story arc making me worry about Lucy’s health then just brush it off, dammit.

Fruvous September 14, 2011, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #182988

… >.>
nuuuuuu lucy, dont fall fer it,
yeeeah. shows where i stand eh? XD

wolfie single happy September 24, 2011, 11:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #183483

GODAMNIT MIKE STOP BEING SUCH A JERK ***
What ****** me off is he was always waiting on lucy while he was singel but only once did he show how he felt and he knew that she had some feelings for him otherwise why would he hang out with her plus when she dose confess her love he acts like he never liked her and that she’s a bitch when she’s only dazed and confused

The FIRE BUG September 28, 2011, 10:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #184558

Whyyyyyyy Mike Why don’t you just get it! She loves you and yet you avoid her like she’s the plauge! Give the poor girl some attention. She’s so happy that you finally paid her some attention yet you give her the “I’m tired of this” look, even if you got a girlfriend, it doesn’t mean you have the right to treat your Ex-crush like dirt!

Woodnesword October 8, 2011, 3:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #186091

Okay like i really hate mike now

T_T October 17, 2011, 6:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #187898

What’s the matter, Mike?
Come oooon, loosen up a bit! She’s being nice to you, ya know. ;)

Harris012 November 1, 2011, 9:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #189798

hey guys guess who has comment #500

i’m allowed to break the rules because I am RULER OF BCB

Taeshi November 12, 2011, 1:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #196211

Paulo gave his butt-headedness to mike!
Next thing we know, it’s going to Abbey.

The awsome one December 3, 2011, 5:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #207915

Does the box say “Fancy drugs”? LOL

Dragon393 February 4, 2012, 11:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #215168

Wow Mike does really have an angry face o.o

NirvaNOX182 April 25, 2012, 6:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #216568

I just realised the forshadowing in panel 7!

Damn it Mike! how could you say you hate her after you saw beforhand what the fear of that idea did to her in this chapter?!!

Death of Ink May 16, 2012, 8:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #218492

Mike. Stop being rude. Lucy is sick, yet you’re still angry. Seriously?

Person in the corner June 6, 2012, 11:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #219062

Box says “Fancy Drugs” lol

Frodomann1 June 14, 2012, 10:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #219560

Poor Mike, struggling to balance his feelings for Lucy with his love for Sandy. Unfortunately it seems he can only feel extremes for Lucy.

Inukai June 20, 2012, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #220537

Personally, I feel more sorry for Jess.

Must be hard seeing your crush acting like that with someone else. :(

Death of Ink June 30, 2012, 7:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #222759

what mike is thinking** “take the damn meds!”

alex July 16, 2012, 6:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #223088

Fancy drugs… Hope they help.

Moshilun July 19, 2012, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #223605

Now that I see this again, I can really see how annoyed Mike is at Lucy’s clinging, and how he just wishes that she would help herself instead of use him.

The Real Lee July 23, 2012, 8:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #226954

LOL I put the score
David=1
Mike=0
Lucy= ._.

Someone September 2, 2012, 1:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #231937

lol the container sais “Fancy drugs”XD

alex October 25, 2012, 3:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #235822

David got that from futurama I just realised

Profatgamer January 6, 2013, 11:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #236203

Mike…looks like he wants to kill her. I’m guessing I am going to hate him pretty soon here. *shudders*

I'll Eat Yourself January 8, 2013, 10:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #237773

whats up with mikes evil look in tat panel “thank you…”

paula January 30, 2013, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #238077

Mike is ******. But on another note, Sue’s transition was so bad even David pointed it out. XD

Sarathewise February 1, 2013, 10:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #244334

drunk mike, except lucy! yay? i think?

idiotic technology April 29, 2013, 2:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #244383

Seriously, I try to get in the shoes of all the characters and empathize with them, but right now I just feel like punching Mike in that big jerkity face of his ò n ó

4hStar April 29, 2013, 11:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #248982

Wow, Mike used to be my favorite character but he really is a total dick now

Shadowwarp June 12, 2013, 11:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #253649

MIKE NO LIKE KICK YOU
and David strikes again

YOUR DICK July 15, 2013, 5:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #260579

Urg this starting to get annoying. Both of them need some kind of profesional help.

Ros September 29, 2013, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #279346

Does that packet say ‘Fancy Drugs’ ?

Jich April 16, 2014, 9:26 AM EST.

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