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hey we forgot about him
I kind of enjoy doing really bulbous eyes, Lucy on the last panel amuses me so.
I love how Augustus teleports, one minute he’s sitting down across from her the next he’s right next to her and has his hand on Lucy’s head. Supah panelle teleportu.
Now, THIS I didn’t expect at all. I mean, I knew Mike was going to pop up sooner or later, but Augustus face in panel 3-5 seems very genuine. I totally thought he was going to be all “bitch please” and walk out, instead he takes the nice route. He really seems upset about Daisy, but he deals. The emotion is just so beautiful throughout this entire page, I realize I’ve been saying that a lot lately, but wow. It’s true.
Oh and hey there Mike.
Shada October 26, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Mike is so jelly
Murderer October 26, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
My respect for Augustus +1
Catty October 26, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
K mike, yer getting on me nerves
Smash Genesis October 26, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Mike is so furious.
Psychnuat October 26, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
and Auggie i knew youd turn out sweet!
Ranki October 26, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Aww eff you Mike You killed the moment.
Day~Day October 26, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
What, Augustus is actually being… understanding?
I call Mike and Augustus going for each other’s throats.
Sparkfur October 26, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
CC October 26, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Oh cool. I wonder how long Mike was standing there. I wonder if he’s purposefully trying to be a jerk right now, or if it’s natural.
FShounen October 26, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
nice, real smooth mike
J_H October 26, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
MIKE YOU ***
THEY JUST TALKING
Oh Augu <3 you’re so wiiiisssseee.
Get sum pants and lets ****
Clare October 26, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
HAHAHA! MIKE YOU SLY… CAT!
Snow Shield October 26, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
And for a brief moment, people like Augustus.
LackLuster October 26, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Of course he overhears. Still, seems like somthing that he should be ok with, the true test of is Mike a bad guy is now, it’s his reaction to that conversation that will decide this.
Apersonwhowritescomments October 26, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
awwwww! thats so!!! :3
LuckyCat October 26, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Oh I did forget about him this should be an interesting conversation and do I detect sympathy from Augustus???
Dawnest October 26, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Lucy may be comforted by that if Mike were more mellow. You’d think he was dating a cactus the way he acts lately. She needs to move on from that drama queen.
Spectre39 October 26, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Hmmm. so he did go the nice route in the end, and Mike did go the “Get the **** out Augustus route.” at least Augustus is being nice. I must say, when he isn’t being creepy or mean he’s probably one of my fAvorite characters. Thanks for another great page Taeshi.
Deuce Moose October 26, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
lol Lucy’s eyes are HUGE!
Ice Shield October 26, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
I think I’m warming up to Agustus. Once you get past his evilness, he can be an OK Freind
NITWITT October 26, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Finally, I’d rather have Mike and his sarcasm than Augustus and his long, deep, boring talks with Lucy.
Who can tell I’m not an Augustus fan?
J.R. October 26, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
ugh, here comes captain buzzkill to completely ruin the only semi-feelgood moment Lucy has had in like a solid year of comic posting. Somebody aught to pull the stick out of his *** and beat him with it. I wonder what Sandy would say if she saw him acting like this to one of his “Friends”
Scaught October 26, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Wow. Lucy isn’t really liked by anyone now. This will get interesting…
marmar October 26, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Don’t be so bitter
PocketMoon October 26, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
as if no one really saw that coming
i wonder how lucy is gonna get herself out of that one?
Muro October 26, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Goddamn you Mike. Why must you ruin everything.
TheMysteriousMan October 26, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Auggie. You doooo care.
He really must care to some extent if he’s even going that far.
Also, rofl@Mike. Unbunch your panties a moment there, Mike. :3
Yaschiri October 26, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
oh my jesus
TAESHI YOU MAKE IT SO HARD TO NOT LOVE AUGUSTUS X LUCY ;___;
UGH IT’S SO WRONG BUT IT FEELS SO RIGHT
isabelle October 26, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Oh boy. I wonder if this will come to blows…
Luigifan October 26, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Aw.. Augustus cares about her? :’D
Konicaa October 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Ugh! Augustus’ face in the fifth panel breaks my heart. I’ve felt just like that before.
Ziur October 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Oh Snap here comes the Gestapo! I can’t wait to see how AugustusXLucy works out!
MrHolyHell October 26, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Oh yeah augustus going from harsh then turning up the romanticism. Lol I like how he pets Lucy Taeshi is good at leaving pretty much every page in a decent cliffhanger.
Vulpinewolf October 26, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Uh oh, come on Mike…don’t be hostile this time.
ThatOtherMichael October 26, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Shut up mike, seriously.
ArkaniusXII October 26, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Aw, crap. Can no longer deny it. I luff you, Augustus <3
Jenn October 26, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Lol wish both those emos would just kill themselves already.
Ranger October 26, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Ah, that could be embarrassing, but I’m sure she’ll get over it. I look forward to the next page!
Love the tumblr, by the way.
Chi.chan October 26, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
And the difference between Mike and Daisy is that Daisy moved on where as Mike has allowed himself to become bitter and hateful. I really hope Mike learns his lesson soon before I lose all hope for him as a character already.
Crystal October 26, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
i wan agustus to be my big brother, and i hope to god mike was listening for the whole thing, or at least saw that adorable head pat.
chellby October 26, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
You would make a good therapist Augustus
Oh hi mike
Confectionary October 26, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Maybe that’s it! Maybe all she has to do is say she feels happy for him and Sandy.
Or maybe that would be too easy.
Trey October 26, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Oh dear goddess mike! I wish you’d grow up and see the damage you’ve done to your friends.
Augustus, you are one of the best cats out there; once you warm up to people, that is.
Cathy Cathy October 26, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
I’m still wondering what that other group of “friends” Augustus sees is planning to do to mike and why?
Lovin the art work V!
8bitpie October 26, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
wow, a side of FFC we haven’t seen before, I’m impressed, he’s well matured, mind you, i could of mis-judged him. but he was very mature to say that he is comfortable with daisy being in Abby’s arms rather than his, which is touching, and then mike has to come in and be a big jerk and ruin the scene, way to go, jerk face
inumaru October 26, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
Augustus….I apologize for my past rudeness, u have earned my respect. However, u continue to work for ur boss, an that i still dont like.
Mike, give people some privacy!!! At least pretend like u didnt hear it!!
Redneck October 26, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
AW~! Augustus CAN be a nice guy. This chap just made me look at Augustus in a different light, even if he’s plotting with Alejandro………
Hello there, Mike. Please don’t be angry. Augustus isn’t doing anything wrong, currently.
Subaru October 26, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
Shada: He walks past her, like me moves from one place to another. I don’t see how it’s confusing?
Taeshi October 26, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
what 8bitpie, other friends….explain
3_is_not_the_answer October 26, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
@ taeshi: it probably would have been better to show him getting up in the last page then behind her in the first panel, transitional movements are much more understood when they are less implied :3
chellby October 26, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
And Mike’s little heart grew ten times it’s size.
Oh wait no it didn’t. :T
MissCaitlyn October 26, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
o.o… Hey Taeshi… after all what Augustus said… I can fully relate to it… exact to the dot in this page alone… I always knew he had a heart in him. He does care about Daisy, but manages to keep his distance. He is caring, yet harsh, but with reason. Seems Lucy finally understands about Augustus and Daisy… she must be feeling a bit guilty of misjudging him.
DAMNIT MIKE GO AWAY! sigh… guess it’s time for Augustus to leave.
Can’t stop laughing at Lucy’s eyes in the last panel! Can just imagine a “glass breaking” sound or a “record stop” sound just as Mike starts to speak.
Blue Sly October 26, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
Why is Mike angry? He has no right to be jealous. He brought hell upon himself, by his own actions, and his own hand.
Zilla October 26, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
Okay, I now see the pattern for Agustus in this. Now that he’s given Lucy his words of wisdom, she’s gonna listen (obviously) and he’s gonna be all “There’s hope for this one yet….But scarf boy is seriously being a dick.”….So yeah, there’s my prediction for Agustus’ role n the rest of the chapter.
Vega October 26, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
Is Lucy not allowed to speak to anyone without permission? You could at least be consistent about acting like you don’t care. It’s like you want the benefit of her company without her being able to have the benefit of yours or anyone else’s.
Don’t try arguing that it’s because you are worried about what Augustus might do to her. You’re going to great lengths to show that you don’t really care about her well-being. Not sure why you would care now.
Admit it, man. Whether you love her or not, whether you even LIKE her or not, you’re jealous.
revengineer October 26, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
And…okay, wow…I’m a little surprised by Auggie’s actions here. I didn’t think he’d genuinely be interested in calmly teaching Lucy a lesson through this. I’m trying my hardest not to like this character too much, because I know we’ll have reasons not to later…but both you and he are making it incredibly hard! T_T
Wasn’t surprised that Mike was still acting like a baby in messy diaper though.
Daeva October 26, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
oh ****. D8
This was a really peaceful page. I legitimately felt moved and felt like, “yes lucy is gonna get better, She’s going to work on getting over mike, and maybe one day they can be friends again.”
and then mike popped up at the end there…and all that happiness is gone. I just don’t think this will go well…D:
kazi October 26, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
I don’t think Mike is jealous. It’s just that his hate for Lucy is overflowing all over the place.
LikexMucy October 26, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
Wow…that was unexpected of Augustus o.0 ;
I’ve begun to like him more as of the recent chapters, I used to hate the guy ;
But he’s shown he’s a much deeper character then he appeared in the older arcs.
mrsaturn123 October 26, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
Aww, so Augustus still thinks about Daisy. <3
Flara October 26, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
OOoooooh, Mike is mad!
But how did Augustus teleport next to Lucy? That’s the better question.
Monanniverse October 26, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.
Geez, now I hate Mike even more. I don’t like where this is going….. But that’s just cuz I still want the not completely angsty Mike….. WAITAMINUTE!!! why is Mike so angsty?!?! What happened to Sandy!?? Usually he was just obliviously happy with Sandy! Why is he so angsty all of a sudden!?! Oh God, the over-zealous Mike X Lucy fans killed her!!! ****…….. Now we go back to the angsty, eternally ill-fated Mike.
S0me001 October 26, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
Awww. Best Lucy And Augustus Moment EVER.
Im Just Waiting For Lucy To Slap Mike Across The Face. .
NightFaller October 26, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
Augustus’ words in the 4th panel hit a bit close to home there. I like how this also shows a major part of Augustus’ hidden depths…very impressive O.o
He may be an arse, but at least he’s mature enough to deal with what has come his way; seems like he’s trying to pass that on to Lucy too.
Chocothunda October 26, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
Looks like im in that 5% of readers, might have to drop by the stall
Simian October 26, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
Augustus: “Done talking about suicide and how it is never the answer? No, I was just broaching the subject. Perhaps you’d like to join the conversation, Mike the Cause of all Suicidal Thoughts in this entire webcomic?”
Mike was never one to see what’s in front of him…. He’s got no reason to do this than any other time. I think he’s angry because he can’t be happy with Sandy not THERE, and he’s guilty and angry at being guilty because in his eyes she deserves anger, not guilt, for doing all this to his life.
He’s bitter about it. I can see his mental cartwheels. But I can’t see logic in any of it. Therefore I loathe Mike.
@chellby I dispute your complaint. The flow of this page is natural. Adding a whole panel to show exactly what happened would imply that Lucy was even aware that he was next to her until he patted her on the head and spoke. And it would really not be necessary. It’s not too hard to realize what happened. Honestly, you’re not supposed to be spoonfed exact hows and whats and whens. Do some mental stretching. He’s over there, now he’s over here. First thought: teleporting?! Second thought: walked around the table. Oh, yeah, that would work.
Don’t make it complicated. I like this page, Taeshi.
Biblioholic October 26, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
<3333333 love Auggie’s face in that one panel. So sympathetic. And the pat on the head.. totes trying to comfort Lucy in his own way. Sweet!!
RoseVee October 26, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
Ugh, nice job ruining the moment Mike. Seriously, could you be any less inconsiderate?
Sandvich October 26, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
Awwww Augustus. So sweet of you. <3
Anyway, I wonder how Mike’s reacting. He’s been extremely angsty lately. Your relationship with Sandy sailing smoothly, Mike?
nanxi October 26, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
Augustus forgot to mention the other difference… the person he fell for isn’t an *******.
Sad October 26, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
*gasped* CAUGHT IN THE ACT! Wow….he became, Nice.
Aoriki October 26, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
Huh, that’s strange.
For some reason I actually like Augustus more than Mike now.
What kind of parallel dimension have I fallen into?
Rain October 26, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.
Ugguuuuu~ I love Lucy’s expression in panel 6.
Dear lawd Mike, why you gotta be such a douche?
I wasn’t completely convinced of your asshattery until this chapter.
Sock October 26, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
Wow, I think Augustus’ character just developed big time, not to mention I have a newfound respect for him.
As for Mike, like I said before. If he no longer wants to be friends with Lucy, then fine. She’ll learn to move on. But what he did earlier in class, and the way that he’s acting right now, is uncalled for.
Personally I’m not bothered about him ruining any moment, but he has no reason to act rude and pissy just because someone happened to be conversing with Lucy. What, everyone was supposed to take his example and shun her, too?
At least Lucy’s putting aside her typical temper to get along with him and get the darn project done; Mike should do the same.
Skygaze October 26, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
Finally, someone’s being nice to Lucy in this chapter!
Although, really Mike? Really? Yikes, what happened to you being the nice cute understanding guy? Right now, Augustus looks like a saint next to you. Far fall from grace, my friend.
Ali October 26, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
HOLY JEBUS! I completely forgot about Mike!
ScrabMaster October 26, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.
I actually liked Final Fantasy cat before he seemed to show redeeming qualities. I just enjoyed the drama and I guess the “emo-ness” and “bad boy” image he brought, but I actually felt for him when he fell for Daisy, and espcially this scene. Maybe Lucy can learn a bit from him and start to let go of Mike and move on. (Gosh, I hope so, but I doubt it. Or she does and then Mike flips out and tries to win her back and decide between her and Sandy. Gosh, That sounds so cliche.)
Inumaru12 October 26, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.
Wow. Agustus acctualy said something that could help her. Also showed he’s not realy so bad underneath it all. TOOK U LONG ANNOFF PAL! I still stand by what i said on the last page. Lucy committing sucide is retarded and like agustus said makes u retarded. Killing yourself over a significant other is just dumb. Y don’t u and agustus hook up. U can lightem up and cut yourself everyday. Just kidding but serously lucy is such a drama seeker. I beleive she might acctualy be contimplating the suicide, and there for needs theripy. I’ve lost alot of respect for her wanting to kill her self. From a writting stand point Nice job taeshi U realy know how to keep us on our toes. God i wish your book was in barnes and nobel
JustSomeCritic October 26, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
I think Mike’s saying that for reasons not related to being a douche. But all things considered, I’m probably wrong.
I’m keeping my distance on trusting Augustus. I think he’s just trying to lure Lucy in for whatever plans he has.
Call me Phipps October 26, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
Mike is definitely not jealous. I wonder when he’ll cool his head towards Lucy, hum hum, I can’t imagine it anymore.. =___=
Fangirl October 26, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
I have a feeling the next page won’t be so pretty..=\
Hang in there Lucy!! >.
Nara October 26, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.
@Biblioholic: yay finally someone responds to me *honored* however i have to say that my comment was not a complaint, merely a suggestion. its obvious that people aren’t “mentally stretching” enough if they are still confused on how agustus got from point A to point B, as shown in the comments. I also should have not implied that i was one that understood the transition, but since taishi was confused about it i offered to give my two cents.
showing where characters are is easy when using different perspectives, you can still see lucy’s face and agustus getting up from a chair in the same panel, none needs to be added nor subtracted. i personally think having agustus get up from his chair all snarkily in the last page as he said “you’re worthless” to lucy then having her sadface would be a better transition, but that’s just me.
its not being “spoonfed”, its showing your readers how things play out in the comic world, which is really all its about :3
chellby October 26, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
Aww, Augusts was harsh and then he became kind sweet by patting Lucy’s head and giving her his advice…
and then Mike walks in….
Jax October 26, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
Scary…even ffcat is surprised
DinR October 26, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
I hate it when i wright something and it gets deleted. Unlike mike i’m not going to be bitter about it and try again at a different angle. The art has gotten even better. I love how now they have emotions in there faces in this newest art style. Better? Y did my comment before get deleted? Was it because i repeated myself……….Y Tesh? Y?……O and whats your favorite character, and what character do u relate to the most?
JustSomeCritic October 26, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.
After that last page, I’m glad to see a nicer side to Augustus. He doesn’t seem like too bad a guy right about now. Mike on the other hand…..
Lizzy October 26, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.
I’ve never thought Augustus was so mature, I always thought he was the bad guy trying to take advantage of every weak girl he meets.
Woodnesword October 26, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.
hes so sweet
love poon October 26, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.
Agreed. I doubt Mike trusts Augustus. Me, I’m a little suspicious, but I’m getting some major respect for the guy.
LucyxAugustus isn’t looking very cracky at this moment. But boy, is it gonna make things complicated when Alejandro returns to the scene.
Also, I don’t think Augustus has ever been trying to take advantage of weak girls. He tries to cheer up depressed girls. Lucy just got the wrong idea in Pillow Talk based on what he did to Daisy.
Luigifan October 26, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.
Awww redemption. He’s really a sweety. I love Augustus now. I hope Mike didn’t hear that. And again RUDE
Sleepyface October 26, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.
LOL people still thinking Mike is jealous. He’s OBVIOUSLY NOT don’t you see? He’s just so indifferent about Lucy’s words and actions…in other words…he doesn’t f***king care about her life he’s like “b*tch I don’t want anything with you anymore” maybe he feels disgusted about Lucy falling in love with him too late after lot of time of him trying to win her heart and she being a sl*t with him or maybe he’s acting that way to make her feel what he felt during all that time
Effie October 26, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
didnt expect so much feeling from augustus but that just means that taeshi made her job very well
cant wait to see what happens next, it could be anything….
maybe someone behind mike finally says “now will you shut up?”
oh and i love this “Ask Roseville High” page, its pretty cool!!
in a friendly way i unlike lucy with mike, i can say “I love you, taeshi!” without that you need to say “what am i supposed to do?”
anonymus October 26, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.
Mike is seriously lowering his respect level for me while Augustus’s keeps raising
cheshiregirl October 26, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.
Augustus is such a hero sometimes
ThX 4 ruining the mood Mike bro.
Aspear October 26, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.
Maybe I’m over reacting but I have to say I REALLY don’t like mike now. What an ***.
Magic October 26, 2011, 1:50 AM EST.
poor Lucy….she seriously needs a final fantasy cat hug. I just love her sad puppy eyes in panels 4 and 6
Luna October 26, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.
If Augustus talks to Mike about his BS next, he will earn my respect. If he doesn’t, well, that’s a waste. Because Mike’s BS is getting really obnoxious, and a character like Augustus doesn’t seem like the type to take that.
KiwiKoala October 26, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
There’s a difference: Mike never smiles anymore.
Random Internet Loser October 26, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.
wow, how long has Mikie been there? Well, Sandy kinda make Mikie happy so I guess that’s a nice thing to think about it, but there is so many arguments against that Idea ^.^
CTS4Kouhei October 26, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.
Guss = sensible romantic? The irony. :|
Icing October 26, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.
I feel just a tad more a part of all this after asking one of the character’s a question on your tumblr.
So quickly into this chapter and already so much tension. This is going to be a long chapter. I really hope some positive event comes out of all this. (Is Mike and Augustus going to fight?)
I’m getting more and more that Augustus is somewhat of a good person inside.
Michael S. October 26, 2011, 2:08 AM EST.
Oh great, the moose is loose in the room.
Sarge October 26, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.
I see the following scenario
Mike acts all pissy
Auggie tells Mike to calm down
Mike overreacts, targets lucy as stress reaction
Auggie defends Lucy and tells Mike to go get a life
Mike shocked, either exits scene or epiphanies
going with former
HerpDerp October 26, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.
Get out of there, Augustus!
He’s (a) bigger (jerkface) than you!!
StraightFace October 26, 2011, 2:34 AM EST.
J’agree- oi can we pleeeeeeeeese get more emoticons they make comment reading so much more amusing and i love the facial expresions
SMILE October 26, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.
Watch, Mike will blame this conversation on Lucy, being the jerk he is. At this point, I’m all for Lucy taking him up on his offer to do the report by himself and have her march out of there. She’s put up with his garbage for far too long.
And that’s another difference. Augustus kinda asked for his reputation, and even then Daisy doesn’t hate him like Mike seems to hate Lucy. Lucy on the other hand totally doesn’t deserve even a fraction of what Mike is doing to her.
I used to support Lucy/Mike, but I really don’t see any way for this to be resolved belivably. I’d rather Lucy go with Augustus at this point, have Sally dump Mike for someone in her own school, and leave Mike brokenhearted and alone, just like he’s done to Lucy TWICE now. That would be some poetic justice.
In other news, Augustus is starting to get seriously awesome.
Shadai October 26, 2011, 2:43 AM EST.
Augustus right…. If that one person you truly love isn’t interest in you…then you
Just gotta have to move on…. But as long that he’s happy then I’m happy too!. <(O.o<) whoa!!
Leen619 October 26, 2011, 2:59 AM EST.
lovelovelovelove the 6th panel. It beautifully illustrates her sadness.
Sally October 26, 2011, 3:06 AM EST.
Oh man, I cracked up at the last panel, the way Mike just bursts in xD
Connor October 26, 2011, 3:09 AM EST.
If I was Micheal, I wouldn’t even talk to her anymore. Nothing but YEARS of “Jerk-face” “Jerk-face” “Jerk-face” & neediness. Then the “I love you”, thing knowing for YEARS he has had a girl-friend that he loves & is dedicated to & who loves him back. but ya he is now my favorite character now. Sorry Alec.
cracktastic October 26, 2011, 3:09 AM EST.
I want to see someone daring to speak ill of Augustus now after this,
Knux-the-Killer October 26, 2011, 3:12 AM EST.
^Twit. She did more than that. You’re ignoring details and your thought process is offensively sshally. Chapter 12 shows the truth. You should probably read it.
Hoheh October 26, 2011, 3:12 AM EST.
Good to know I’m not the only one that’s supportive of Mike…
Rydux October 26, 2011, 3:15 AM EST.
I know right. I just hope he doesn’t get some crappy m. night shyamalan twist where Sandy cheats on him & he all ready pushed away both Lucy & Daisy & gets left alone.
cracktastic October 26, 2011, 3:24 AM EST.
No, Lucy seems to be finally coming out as a person. She apologized to Mike, even started to be nice to him. I’ve known people like Lucy; there’s something else going on in their head and that does not make them a bad person. Mike on the other hand, has been ignoring virtually everyone, and completely overreacting. He KNOWS how Lucy is. If he was done with it, all he needed to do was put his foot down. He’s not just putting his foot down, he’s stomping all over her and grinding with his heel. Lucy finally tries to be nice to him and he reacts by becoming the biggest jerk since Rodger. At this point, even a non-clingy person would have problems.
I was understanding of Mike for a bit there, because I know what its like to finally be unable to take anymore. But he’s completely overreacting; there are much nicer ways of dealing with this. As far as I’m concerened, Lucy is the one growing, while Mike seems to be backpedaling. Lucy still has a long way to go true, but at least she’s trying.
If you all still see good in Mike thats good for you, nice to see someone can support him. But I really think he doesn’t even deserve Lucy at this point, let alone SALLY, who’s been the one angel who hasn’t done anything wrong in the series so far.
Shadai October 26, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.
…augustus thou hath earned more of my respect. that was amazingly sweet…
ugh, Mike? **** off, will ya? this is a genuine moment here! go kiss your iphone or something!
seriously though, did not see that coming..awwww… wonder what will happen next :3
Moviefreek October 26, 2011, 3:35 AM EST.
Psychoanalyzing of webcomic characters, yay. GG BCB readers.
But then again how can you not. Mike how many times must we tell you to stop being a jerk jerkity jerk jerk
TehLulzinator October 26, 2011, 3:38 AM EST.
Augustus is so sweet… he really cares for Daisy, enough to let her go.
Asche October 26, 2011, 3:39 AM EST.
Augustus, do Mike next! Do Mike next!
We all know he’s in need of a verbal b*tch slap.
Lunacy October 26, 2011, 3:44 AM EST.
Wow. Way to rock the sincerity, Augie doggie.
I still h8 you, of course.
But maybe a tiny bit less now.
Fruvous October 26, 2011, 3:46 AM EST.
Ya, all those years of being called a Jerk-face finely turned him into a Jerk-face but she can’t even take some cold shoulder. I mean C’mon
cracktastic October 26, 2011, 3:48 AM EST.
Please, PLEASE, will SOMEone just lay into Mike already? He needs his old niceness slapped back in him. He used to be my favorite character. But there is NO excuse for his recent behavior, especially in this chapter.
And why the hell does he think he can come in and boss Lucy around over who she talks to? Hasn’t he been trying to show how little he cares? At this point, its like he’s trying to make her miserable. I agree with those who say he’s not jealous; if he was jealous he’d be gunning more for Augustus. Right now he just seems to be lashing out at the both of them.
So please…Lucy slap the jerk out of Mike and bring back the nice guy. Or have Augustus use his words of wisdom to finally shoot an arrow of “WAKE UP *********” right into Mike’s frozen heart. Cause he used to be so cool and I really can’t take much more of his ****.
Grr October 26, 2011, 3:51 AM EST.
Have you ever seen this kind of person? She’s not normal, like I said. She needs some serious therapy. LIke the series has pointed out, she’s the type to cling a little too tightly and freak out when she doesnt have that comfort zone. She’d make a great psychiatric test case. I know she’s not perfect. However she has been growing. But JUST as she starts to, JUST as she learns to open up with her feelings a bit more, Mike has to start throwing all his anger at her. Its more than just a cold shoulder, its a complete reversal. Anyone would react badly to having their best friend suddenly hate them just for them finally coming out with true feelings. But do that to someone who’s already got mental issues? And Mike KNOWS he has those issues? Frankly, I’m suprised she’s handling this as well as she has. At least SHE is trying to be nice to the guy, and is even offering to give him the distance he seems to want. But nothing is enough for him.
Shadai October 26, 2011, 3:55 AM EST.
In other news nice one Augustus.
Syrus October 26, 2011, 4:00 AM EST.
This page made me go all “awwww”,
Then Mike popped up with his snarky comment, and made it all wash away.
Yumikarp October 26, 2011, 4:28 AM EST.
Oh, and I love FFC’s face in 5th panel. He looks so… concerned.
Yumikarp October 26, 2011, 4:29 AM EST.
In all honesty Mike is reverting back to how he was with Lucy over the first few years he knew her in how she was just there when he wished Sandy was. The big thing as everyone has put it is he needs to be taken down a peg because if he were to see Sandy, seeing him act like this toward someone is just going to push her away (Sandy) from him completely. I’d really like to see that. If Sandy did make a visit and sees Lucy’s state. I guess even if he’s trying not to be a jerk he’s certainly one where he shouldn’t be. He’s stuck in that frustration of a long distance relationship where he does want one individual and is stuck around another. I do see it blowing up in his face later and it most likely will simply because he isn’t coping with it properly.
So far BCB really lets you see more of how Lucy is affected by everyone so it’s great to see Augustus get a moment to show a decent amount of care. He found the perfect way to give her what she wanted and needed to hear. Hopefully she’ll take the advise and for the most part just not bother with him for now, use that distance and just keep doing her own thing.
tshadowdrag October 26, 2011, 4:43 AM EST.
NO. BAD Taeshi. No give me reason to get Tumblr. Friend’a mine keeps nudgin’ me inta makin’ a pony roleplay Tumblr as it is.
Oh, and… and… and… Ya know what? I said it already Mike. I don’t think I need’a say it again. So I’ll just do this instead.
Jessica U. Ingmann October 26, 2011, 5:05 AM EST.
“I GUESS that keeps me going”
LOL I’m probably reading too much into that statement, but that sorta makes it so Augustus isn’t that much better than Lucy after all.
Candid October 26, 2011, 5:10 AM EST.
There we go, nice isn’t so hard, is it? Then Mike had to walk in and ruin it…. If you overhear a conversation like that and it’s about you, that isn’t the proper response Mike… *sigh*
Brandon October 26, 2011, 5:41 AM EST.
Sorry, but did anyone really forget that Mike was there? =\
I don’t like this page.
Missme October 26, 2011, 5:46 AM EST.
I didn’t know Mike would run in like that.
CSchlotterer October 26, 2011, 5:55 AM EST.
I kinda understand mike. I am currently in a similar situation, a girl that always ****** me off, insults me and stuff, said that thinks she loves me, about a week ago. During months, i explained that i want a very special relationship with an awesome girl that i still have to meet. She used to call me gay and girly for that, but now, all says to me is that she is that girl. Stuff needs to get real.
Mayonaka October 26, 2011, 6:17 AM EST.
He’s being sweet.
StarSturdy October 26, 2011, 6:19 AM EST.
Jeez, I’ve been understanding of Mike until now, but he’s starting to go OUT OF HIS WAY to make her feel awful. Who barges in like this? Someone beat this ********* up!
Slick October 26, 2011, 6:24 AM EST.
Garr October 26, 2011, 6:26 AM EST.
Mike! You look bald!! ;p
potato October 26, 2011, 6:35 AM EST.
well… i was half right about mike walking in about this time
Siriuswolf October 26, 2011, 6:36 AM EST.
Haha. Wow lot of emotional drama.
Megaluigiman October 26, 2011, 6:50 AM EST.
The whole thing I keep in mind when seeing Lucy and Augustus interact is his statement that Lucy was a “challenge.” I can’t help but think any acts of kindness are just to take advantage of her, or to help in alejandro’s weird revenge scheme against mike.
Treeless Druid October 26, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.
Time for Mike to be a douche!
causticAntilogy October 26, 2011, 6:59 AM EST.
Lucy and Augustus are bros.
It’s certain! They aren’t going to make out or anything, they’re just going to be cool friends and stuff.
Momoa October 26, 2011, 7:33 AM EST.
Mike just needs to lay off now. I’m adding him to the reasons why I’m not too found of cats.
The Almighty Twitch October 26, 2011, 7:42 AM EST.
AGUSTUS HAS A HEART! I KNEW IT! Well this was a nice thing for him to do and he’s hittin the nail right on the head
Grubey October 26, 2011, 8:04 AM EST.
THANK YOU AGUSTUS :3
Helping Lucys around the world to not kill themselves.
LemonFilling October 26, 2011, 8:12 AM EST.
Oh Augustus, you’re my preferred pairing with Daisy /everyday/.
Cherri October 26, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.
I seriously miss the old, caring Mike, now he’s just an jerk to everyone,
ive been in a situation where a friend confessed to loving me while i was dating someone… and it didnt turn out nearly as bad as this, he’s just handling it so poorly
Even worse is the fact that Lucy’s now stuck with rapecat -_- sadface.jpeg
Seraph Star October 26, 2011, 8:35 AM EST.
aww… . It would be really cute if Lucy and Augustus develop a solid friendship from this. It seems like she found someone to lament with but in a constructive way. Maybe they can both bring good out of each other?
I wonder how many books Mike found? Obviously not enough to carry with both hands
Iris October 26, 2011, 8:41 AM EST.
isnt augustus supposed to be the brother of daisy ? otherwise why was he called an incestuous freak?
dev October 26, 2011, 9:06 AM EST.
I’m following it, I’m Itspartycat!
Whatever… I wonder why I don’t believe him
Lucy is so selfish, but it’s a understandable situation…
Kyosuke October 26, 2011, 9:08 AM EST.
Congratulations Augustus, you’ve shown Lucy the light. Wait…
Whoa. How long have YOU been standing there Mike?
Bearcoon October 26, 2011, 9:35 AM EST.
Seraph Star, Augustus didn’t try to rape Daisy back then, he tried to kiss her. Taeshi confirmed it somewhere.
Martys October 26, 2011, 9:35 AM EST.
Augustus, you have some amazing little facets of wisdom that I am starting to really like about you. However, that does not stop me from realizing you are still working for Evil Kitty, although that seems to be falling apart the closer you get to each member of the group.
Being able to be happy for someone else you care about is pretty much the ultimate form of caring. It means you aren’t being selfish because you don’t absolutely have to be there, but you still have their best wishes at heart. This page hits a little close to home since my boyfriend and I have started living apart from each other. We promised one another that even if we found happiness with someone else that we would still be able to be close and happy for one another. In your heart, you are sad because you aren’t that person that makes them happy, but at the same instance you are happy because they are happy, no matter who it is with.
If Lucy can come to accept those terms as Augustus has, she will most likely show, without actually showing it, how much she really does care for Mike. It is so obvious she cares and loves him, even staying by his side when she knew he was with Sandy, and even when he was imagining that she was Sandy. She knew it wasn’t really her he cared about like that and she still stuck around. Mike is really the one who hasn’t seen it because he is too wrapped up in his little world of ‘Mike and Sandy, Forever <3 <3 <3 F*** off Lucy’.
Mike is really taking this too far though, he’s gone from just being rude and cold to being a complete controlling egomaniac. Not to mention he is going well out of his way to try and isolate her not only from himself, but also everyone else. It goes even further when you realize that he is trying to control her contact with others because he feels she is just moving to cling to someone else and replace him. Instead of just letting her do what she wants and ignoring her, he is putting her down for everything she does. He only makes it that much more worse by so openly expressing to everyone how much he has come to dislike her.
Lucy may have spent years calling him names and being rough, but she never did any of it with the intent to hurt him, nor did she do them out of dislike for him. She did them because she was afraid to open up and show in more normal ways that she cared about him. There is no reason for Mike to suddenly turn his back on her and decide to be spiteful just because he doesn’t like her and wants her to be miserable as he is trying to convince himself that she made him even though he knows that at the time he knew why she was like that and accepted her for who she was.
GracefulSerenity October 26, 2011, 9:40 AM EST.
i still dont trust him…
your forgetting what he said “finally a challenge”
dont you trust him lucy
Steve October 26, 2011, 10:32 AM EST.
GracefulSerenity, I think you’ve made one of the winning comments here.
A lot of people miss the fact that Lucy went through a whole school year with little to no social activity. Boys wanted nothing to do with her as well as girls who thought she was too boyish. That’s an important part of a child’s life and without that social contact — it can really mess a id up. I’d know personally. Lucy was mean because she never knew how to react and it as she got older, she started hitting some real reality checks.
And where people see Lucy as physically abusive, Mike has been, one and off, very mentally abusive and often neglects the things Lucy tried to do for him. Like save him from drowning which started her own fear of water, putting herself in danger to protect him from Alejandro and so on. And he claims she only cares for herself, ignores her completely when Sandy was around, yet get’s ****** when she finds anther friend to talk too and seek comfort from.
I like Lucy and I like Mike, and I think Lucy has been taking turns up hill. Mike however, isn’t. And part of it could be that the friends that supported Lucy annoyed him into the point of dislike for her too. I mean you’d hate a person if you were constantly getting attacked of something you did tot hem that wasn’t your direct fault, right?
Jax October 26, 2011, 11:08 AM EST.
I’m one of the followers of AskBSB via RSS, and for anyone that _isn’t_ following it, you’re missing out. The updates are frequent, and they’re great.
Jeremy October 26, 2011, 11:11 AM EST.
*faceplams* AskBCB even. I can type, really.
That said, keep up the great work on all the answers — I laugh out loud pretty much every time! :-)
Jeremy October 26, 2011, 11:16 AM EST.
Mike. My respect for you drops every time you open your mouth.
Kaytay October 26, 2011, 12:01 PM EST.
Augustus gives sound advice, but he seemed to have missed one detail. Rather than Mike smiling, he seems to be more and more ****** each time we see him (well probably because of Lucy), and then he seems even more ****** when he notices Augustus and Lucy in the same room.
As wise as his words are, I think Lucy’s situation might be a little different.
Chiba October 26, 2011, 12:06 PM EST.
Now someone needs to have a talk with Mike. Maybe they help him cope with whatever it is that’s got him so irritated.
Xenos October 26, 2011, 12:21 PM EST.
By the way, I just now noticed the Ask BCB section. Love it!
Chiba October 26, 2011, 12:23 PM EST.
That awkward moment, when the person you’re talking about walks in. I am still suspicious of Augustus’s motives, but I appreciate him for what he’s doing now. Lucy needs it from someone, and he’s who is there. Also, Mike? Chill pill. Have one. Please.
Something Witty October 26, 2011, 12:44 PM EST.
everytime i see someone talk **** about mike… i kind of want to split them open and use their innards for experiments.
so far, he’s the only one im sticking by, augustus kind of lost all chances for respect when he tried raping daisy, he can’t act like he cares about her now.
lucy lost all respect everytime i started liking her at all… she did so many things wrong, it’d be impossible to count them, she doesn’t deserve mike, or anyone else for that matter.
Thanatos October 26, 2011, 1:16 PM EST.
i have to disagree with you thanatos if anyone lost respect its mike i mean ya i understand lucy needs to learn to get over mike and i think augustus talk helped but come on now really mike needs a swift boot to the butt he was a good friend to lucy and now he’s pulled a complete 180 and become such a huge assc clown he needs to be taken down a peg or two not JUST lucy
Lazy J October 26, 2011, 1:37 PM EST.
Interesting how Augustus appears to be totally unaffected by Mike’s appearance, however Lucy practically looks like she was caught in an affair.
QuakeIV October 26, 2011, 1:45 PM EST.
A WILD MIKE APPEARED!!! Sounds like Mike was listenin’ to everything…? Maybe.
Juicebox October 26, 2011, 2:43 PM EST.
I love you so hard right now. ;u;
JakeStartledTheWitch October 26, 2011, 2:56 PM EST.
Is it wrong that I repeated “The difference between us is that I can feel pain.” From GLaDos?
Osarx October 26, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.
Yeeesh, while Augustus has a long history of being a ***** at least he’s showing a bit of development even though he’s supposed to be unlikeable. Mike on the other hand… he’s just making it worse as he continues to alienate her and everybody. Notice how we rarely see him talk with anybody now a days aside from that supposed school play that’s supposed to happen.
Bootz October 26, 2011, 3:14 PM EST.
This is why I ship him and Daisy. Do you guys really think someone who feels that way was going to rape her? Haha no.
Also way to be a killjoy Mike. Again. I wonder if he heard what they were talking about.
Lumi October 26, 2011, 3:16 PM EST.
Augustus from rude in an instant became quite sensible when he understood that he and Lucy were on the same situation of unrequited love. Love how he suddenly changes his gaze into a softer one on the fifth panel.
Cal-Lightwood October 26, 2011, 3:18 PM EST.
I don’t understand.
why did Mike just suddenly completely shut Lucy off???
I’ve read the comic, I still don’t get it.
Doodlebug October 26, 2011, 3:27 PM EST.
I now respect Augustus again.
Eru October 26, 2011, 3:29 PM EST.
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CSchlotterer October 26, 2011, 3:32 PM EST.
Now that I look at my ASCII, it sucks. On a more relative matter, Augustus is more respectable. Feelings about a certain character can change in a single comic. Augustus reminds me of myself.
CSchlotterer October 26, 2011, 3:35 PM EST.
Am I the only one who thinks that Augustus would make a better big brother figure or best friend for Lucy than an actual partner?
I mean they really understand each other and that doesn’t always mean they’re trying to get in the others pants. So they can relate really well.
Just a Wanderer October 26, 2011, 3:56 PM EST.
Mike, you dirtbag
star adder October 26, 2011, 3:59 PM EST.
I don’t think it was right for him to bring up her home, neighborhood, etc.. When has she complained about her home life? She’s hurt because someone she’s relied on for years pretty much detests her, not because her life sucks. I also don’t think Lucy should’ve brought up Daisy. Her relationship with Mike and Augustus’ relationship with Daisy are different, mainly because have known each other longer and have a deeper connection, I know Augustus may feel strongly for Daisy, but time has made Lucy’s love for Mike much stronger.
Sorry, getting my thoughts out there.
Also, Mike’s a mood ruiner.
JL October 26, 2011, 4:02 PM EST.
LOL I knew Augustus was going to comfort her after he snapped at her!!!!
Although Augustus was introduced as a bad guy, I still think that he isn’t all bad at all! He may of done those weired things to Daisy, but I think it was only because Daisy was the one who wanted that kind of attention. His way of showing her that attention was probaly to give her that message that she doesn’t need it. There is someone looking at her! (In that case Abbey)
I also think that he might of approched Lucy when she was depressed to maybe help in his own way like he kind of helped Daisy.
Yes I also know he still has that deal with that evil guy, but it’s just my opion!!!
Also I’m really looking forward to the next page!!! ^_^
Lala and Lolo October 26, 2011, 4:05 PM EST.
Wow, way to act even more dick-ish Mike.
A October 26, 2011, 4:07 PM EST.
This page made me smile… except for the end. Lucy did not expect that
Oh and Mike, didn’t you say you could do the project-or-whatever in your sleep? Why don’t you go do that, and leave Lucy be
C: October 26, 2011, 4:18 PM EST.
I still don’t see how Augustus was supost to be a bad guy he’s one of my favorites and O.O awkward mike, lucy’s face in the last panel
Sam October 26, 2011, 6:02 PM EST.
I knew Augustus was a good guy. That’s genuine sweet guy behavior right there. And then there’s Mike.
PossiblyVenomous October 26, 2011, 6:40 PM EST.
So, Augustus is actually turning out to be a GOOD guy! Who’da thunk it?
AND WAY TO BE A DOUCHE, MIKE!
Doopy October 26, 2011, 7:14 PM EST.
Mike, **** off.
Augustus, I salute you.
Whispe October 26, 2011, 7:16 PM EST.
In my dreams (and hopelly here), Mike starts to mock on Lucy and is all bitchy about Augui being there and stuff, when…… Augustus saves the day (again!) by fighting Mike of with his sweet kindness!!!!
And then ****s Lucy.
Cata :3 October 26, 2011, 7:19 PM EST.
Ohmahgawd, Mike, SHUT DA **** UP
Missme October 26, 2011, 7:22 PM EST.
My respect for Agustus just doubled.
And may I add:
Fudge off, mike! Jeez, What a way to ruin the moment.
A Visitor October 26, 2011, 7:27 PM EST.
Mike stop being a jerk!!!
Congratz for Augustus who just stopped being one!!!
Hannah ;D October 26, 2011, 7:27 PM EST.
lol mike. i wonder if he heard anything you know?
augustus man yer on a roll C:
“pain makes people grow up” and stuff
<3 the emotions! C: that’s some genuine stuff there
Hell In my Clouds October 26, 2011, 8:00 PM EST.
You knos its weird….i actually like douche mike better than push over, gloomy emo mike ^^’ mostly cause i understand why hes being a jerk, lucy got all bitchy when mike didnt love her back, thats a lil effed up.
But mike is being extra jerky lately though >.> hopefully zis will be explained somehow
Karma October 26, 2011, 8:03 PM EST.
HAHA, THEY FORGOT ABOUT MIKE’S SUPER SENSITIVE HEARING
WHAT USED TO BE A HORRIBLE IMPAIRMENT DURING PEP RALLIES NOW ALLOWS HIM TO BE A SUPER CREEPER
Meanwhile, the hell is with all the “YAY AUGUSTUS” and “BOO MIKE” comments though? Aug gave a rather predictable and somewhat cliche answer (“SHE’S HAPPIER WITHOUT ME AND BECAUSE I LOVE HER SO MUCH I AM OK WITH THAT”) that made me nearly cringe and, until the next page comes out, it’ll be unclear how much Mike has heard, if anything- there’s no possible way to know that he’s mocking Lucy for what she’s been saying- the mention of suicide and the fact that she’s still crazy-in-love with him- and he very likely isn’t. Considering how he was acting about, oh, I don’t know, three pages ago, he’s at least on cordial speaking terms with Lucy, and is even beginning to show signs of guilt over his treatment of her, so why the hell would he suddenly come out of nowhere with “LOL **** YOU”? Meanwhile, also about three pages ago, he noticed Lucy and Aug eyesexing each other and basically told her “Ok bish you’re either working with me or making out with him, one or the other”, and then he comes back and finds them talking- after Lucy flat-out stated that Mike would just get ****** if Augustus got involved.
Seriously people, I know you have knee-jerk hate reflexes, and in this case, sure, it’s not a huge stretch to assume that Mike is being a jerk- if you don’t look at the context. Just think about your comments for a few seconds before you post them. You don’t need to do a thorough analysis of the entire chapter and write a treatise on it. Jumping to conclusions and filling up the comment page with them is, in my view, a rather annoying alternative.
-Sincerely that annoying guy who yells at everyone
Null October 26, 2011, 8:07 PM EST.
I knew Augustus was nice ; _ ; and awesome too… damn I like his jacket >_>
Leonmaster October 26, 2011, 8:16 PM EST.
Is it weird for me to say that I fell in love with Augustus in this page? I just gained a new respect for that dude.
Also, cutest Lucy face ever in panel 6.
Mythril October 26, 2011, 8:17 PM EST.
Is it just me or does Augustus look sort of sad that Mike walked in?
Biblioholic October 26, 2011, 8:22 PM EST.
I agree with most of what you said, more importantly looking at the big picture and putting the page into context.
It’s already been mentioned in the comments of previous pages, but to look back at chapters like “Moving On,” and page eight of Pillow Talk you have to question how genuine Augustus’s motives really are. He definitely shows affection for Daisy, and might be concerned for Lucy to a certain extent, but we must not forget his ulterior motives that he is forced into having (him being forced is suggested in previous chapters in his conversations with Daisy).
The Swimmer October 26, 2011, 8:29 PM EST.
Hmm, well lookie here? Is that jealousy or concern? I do hope it’s just misplaced concern because I am so LucyxAugustus right now.
Suzume October 26, 2011, 9:31 PM EST.
…wait… When did Augustus sit down again?
also I am enjoying this chapter very much. Keep up the good work!
Shannon October 26, 2011, 9:45 PM EST.
Hi! So, did I miss something or can Lucy now hear from both ears? Because Augustus is on her right, but Mike calls from her left, and I can’t remember which side she is/was blind in. Can’t say that sound travels, because I remember her little Yoshi was talking all kinds of smack right next to her, and she didn’t hear..? Then again, maybe it’s from Augustus’ face expression? Can’t really see that though.
MrYoungzman October 26, 2011, 10:09 PM EST.
@Null: Oh, right, Mike has ace hearing. Uh-oh.
Luigifan October 26, 2011, 10:19 PM EST.
Woah, hey Augustus. When did you sit back down.
Petziez October 26, 2011, 10:26 PM EST.
Augustus, are you actually…CONCERNED?
(great expressions by the way, I’ve been saying this a lot but they’re looking more and more fantastic with each update!)
marooncoffee October 26, 2011, 11:17 PM EST.
Hey look, Augustus might have a soul!
You know Mike, it’s kind of a bad sign when the one person everyone hates is acting better than you.
Pyrofiend October 27, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
wow, haven’t commented here for a while!
anyway, loving this chapter.
lynchy226 October 27, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
Mike in the last few pages when no one was looking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plWnm7UpsXk
paulosawesome October 27, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
MIKE VS AUGUSTUS
sorry i just see an all out bro fight, because i dont think Mike is going to take lucy’s “bad Thoughts” to well and Augustus isnt going to take mikes way of taking things to well so…. yeah
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
Voice October 27, 2011, 1:24 AM EST.
Alright, alright. Nice recovery, Gus.
My respect for you has healed for the most part.
Xiface October 27, 2011, 2:11 AM EST.
Well played. You could have been less mean about the first part, but still. Mike on the other hand. He’s disconcertingly different from his past interactions. When Lucy got nicer to him, he got meaner to her, almost in a parallel amount. And the story goes on…
Hoheh October 27, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
I always knew Augustus was a good boy after all. He was just hiding it but people just see the superficial things. Also I think you are taking Mike’s attitued too superficial too. You just say “he’s being a jerk, I used to like him, f**k off, he doesn’t desserve Lucy, he has no excuse for that” I know he’s being really rude but have you forgot all the punches, and insults, and disrispects when he was such a sweet guy to her? Even when he forgot totally about Lucy when he fell for Sandy that’s not excuse for her for treating him like sh*t, also…they were just kids! Kids always do that because they still don’t have the capacity of looking for consequences. But Lucy kept that attitude and cruelty towards Mike during lot of years and I think he was too patient. It’s so easy to put into the protagonists shoes because she’s the favorite…but I challenge you to put on Mike’s shoes. Wouldn’t it **** you off that the girl you loved during years treated you like you were worth nothing and just when you got over her and found someone else she pops up saying “I love you” ? And you had to find someone else for her to relalize that and say sorry?? Just when you found someone else she decided to be a nice person with you. Wouldn’t it be frustrating how she constantly keeps you suffering in a way or another? That when you were finally getting things right again she comes with those feelings too late. I think he has a good reason to be angry with her and try to avoid her as much as he can. He wants to make her understand he will stand with his decision, also he doesn’t want more problems of mixed feelings between Sandy and Lucy. He better stay away from her so he can avoid all that and not having to stand more of her sh*t.
Don’t get me wrong…I also understand Lucy a lot, I actually feel very identified with her…but still I do not agree of all of you hating on Mike and being all on Lucy’s side because “ohh poor Lucy she’s so sad, she’s suffering and Mike’s being a jerk, I hate Mike now” as if she never did something to make him act that way.
Effie October 27, 2011, 3:41 AM EST.
I hope Augustus sets Mike straight a bit next. He seems to have that power.
Lv5whatever October 27, 2011, 4:21 AM EST.
@Effie good show, good show sir/siret
blue magic October 27, 2011, 5:32 AM EST.
he only said one line and im already mad at him… stupid mike
(i ronic that the angry icon is lucy)
EmmaBemmaNem October 27, 2011, 5:40 AM EST.
Okay, yeah, Mike does have his reasons.
BUT, if he sees here that Lucy is trying to get over him by talking to Augustus, why the hell is interrupting with a comment like “You DONE yet?” as if her feelings don’t matter at all. If he really wanted to separate himself from Lucy, he should have left August and Lucy alone to talk. Obviously they were getting somewhere.
AND, if Mike wants Lucy to leave him alone and stop, I guess for a lack of a better word, obsessing over him, he should at least NOT be rude. He doesn’t have to be nice to her, but if he at least doesn’t act like a jerk, it would be easier for Lucy to forget him. If he’s nice, she’ll still like him, if he’s a jerk, Lucy will suffer and be unable to stop thinking about him. BUT, maybe if he at least acknowledged her once in a while without getting too close, maybe she’s get a chance to think, “Well… at least he’s still my friend.”
OOOORRRRR, MAYBE HE COULD FINALLY TALK TO HER. Tell her that he didn’t like the way he treated him when they were younger. (Did he ever tell her that? I don’t like re-reading, so I’m not sure…)
POINT IS, THEY NEED TO ****ING TALK ALREADY. =\\
Missme October 27, 2011, 6:13 AM EST.
I think we forget that mostly everybody (in the comic) thinks augustus is some ******* rapist that tried to hurt daisy >.>, thats all they know about him
Karma October 27, 2011, 6:40 AM EST.
Ouch… Haiya Mike! :3
Dakota Lesmercy October 27, 2011, 6:48 AM EST.
Well…While I still remain loyal to the MikexLucy relationship, mainly because I know Mike’s true feelings, having gone through similar times myself. He wants to be loyal to sandy, however, he really loves Lucy, and he is probably hurt. Hurt that other people are giving all the attention to Lucy, and strutting around like he’s the villain. Let’s get this straight: HE ISN’T! He remained loyal to sandy, however, I believe that he should break up with sandy, and soon.
Hope someone actually reads this.
thuiy October 27, 2011, 7:25 AM EST.
The difference between Sue and Mike is Sue isn’t trying to dismantle Augustus’ life.
Let’s face it, the whole reason Mike convinced himself Lucy doesn’t love him is because she was too afraid to go to first base when she was 12 and the reason he’s treating her so bad now is because he still remembers that original rejection. It’s pretty much the same thing Augustus went through with Sue.
However, Augustus was man enough to keep his distance and not cause anymore trouble for her. Mike on the other hand, will viciously stab Lucy in the back every time she showed any sign of coming on to anyone else, and would basically leave her out for the wolves to get her.
So in that sense, Mike is the true villain of the series. Nothing can convince me otherwise. If his reaction to not getting some is to utterly destroy the girl emotionally, then he has the potential to be truly dangerous.
flashfox466 October 27, 2011, 8:02 AM EST.
Mike you ***. That was a nice talk between Lucy and FFC
Akira October 27, 2011, 8:08 AM EST.
U jelly Mike?
UHGS October 27, 2011, 10:18 AM EST.
@flashfox466: Uh… Augustus was after Daisy, not Sue. Please don’t mix up the characters.
Luigifan October 27, 2011, 10:30 AM EST.
Mike and Lucy Just really need to Talk to each other Rationally. After they aired out all this Emotional Laundry maybe they’ll be Friendlier to each other and their Clique
AnthonyDafox October 27, 2011, 11:09 AM EST.
Just because someone treats you poorly, it is no reason to treat her or her poorly back. Yes, Mike has put up with a lot of abuse. However, he should not be giving it back plus interest once Lucy began trying to be more open and friendlier. Instead, Mike should explain how her past actions have hurt him and try to come to an understanding and forgiveness with her.
Rinikex October 27, 2011, 11:39 AM EST.
(and before someone tells me off, it was a joke, ok? so much for trying to have fun )
spicybleachedhead October 27, 2011, 12:39 PM EST.
I’ve always like Augustus. I knew that deep down inside his cold outer exterior that had to be a warm gooey center. How else would he have gotten Daisy to like him in the first place? Sure, he is super brash with his words, but I have a feeling that he has reasons for acting the way he does.
As for the whole ‘rape’ moment, I don’t think that was his intentions at all. Augustus was obviously set up to take down the group by Alejandro, but he fell in love with Daisy unexpectedly. I can see how Augustus acted rashly when the little incident with Daisy occurred. He was panicked, no one approved of his relationship with Daisy, his gang was egging him on to be a bad person, and he just wanted to show Daisy that he really did care. Did he do it wrong? Yes. But that doesn’t mean that he had malicious intent. The poor boy just wanted some love.
To wrap up my point, I think that people have hated Augustus just because of his superficial outside. Now that Lucy gets to see what a nice guy he really can be, people are realizing that there is more to him than meets the eye. I will always like Augustus even though I know there is going to be shenanigans with the gang later on. I really hope that the bonds he has made with Daisy and even Lucy will come through and he will do the right thing.
ChangeJar October 27, 2011, 12:47 PM EST.
hey mike why dont you take that book and shove it! you jack waggen.
kickash October 27, 2011, 12:56 PM EST.
I have no clue what this filter consists of. Cats, comics, stuff and things.
notDurr October 27, 2011, 12:57 PM EST.
While it may seem like Mike has been crabby for a long time, because it has been TWO YEARS of real time since Lucy confessed to him, remember it’s only been about 4-5 months in BCB time. Very few people change and develop much in that amount of time. If you go back and read from that point you’ll see that the characters HAVE grown and changed.
I applaud Taeshi for keeping the growth of these characters realistic and sincere. Let it happen and relax a bit when demanding character development. It’ll happen, I’m sure of it.
P.S. I’m very much pro-Mike. He’s a nice guy, he’s just upset for a very legitimate reason. People have held onto grudges for smaller things much longer than he has. Just like above: give him some time. He may surprise us
Kroth October 27, 2011, 1:12 PM EST.
HAH HAH HAH OH OH OH OWCHHH OWCH OWCHHH mike your a jack-***
Neila078 October 27, 2011, 1:41 PM EST.
dush bag mike such an A hole
lov/hate October 27, 2011, 1:49 PM EST.
I dont know why but i have this deep feeling that i just want Mike and Lucy be a pair. ‘Nuff said from my side i guess ^-^
NexusWulf October 27, 2011, 3:06 PM EST.
“Are you DONE yet?” ….YES. : D Come now people, let’s get back to our miserable lives and this essay here thank you.
Errg you dick Mike.
Anywayyy flowing shadinggg~ *0* Green and blue realization boxes high five. Yes Lucy is very lolworthy in her last cameo there. “It’s not a cameo-” shut up.
Pointy head Lucy in first panel. Green shining light in fifth panellll.
You know what’d be cool. And even worse? If Mike passed off his comment as a joke. That’d be just effin’ hilarious.
JC October 27, 2011, 3:36 PM EST.
im loving this
jobielover October 27, 2011, 3:43 PM EST.
Mike is being a jerk for legitamite reasons. Sure he had dealt with a lot of Lucy’s **** over the years and to some extent deserves Mike’s current mistreatment of her. But if everyone had forgotten or is new to this site and wouldn’t have seen the chapter with the fancharacter Liam, Mike bitched at Lucy the second it seemed she was beginning to move on from him. And I’m quite sure the scene when Mike calls her pathetic the second he sees her hanging around Augustus.
It is obvious that Lucy is miserable and it should be so to Mike when Lucy was excited over the fact when Mike began talking to her again.
Mike is a jerk cause it seems he wants to KEEP her miserable.
Wolf October 27, 2011, 4:15 PM EST.
Mike’s almost THERE! HFJAHFLAH
StarSturdy October 27, 2011, 4:33 PM EST.
“Mike is a jerk cause it seems he wants to KEEP her miserable.” - Wolf
100 Respect Points for Augustus though.
Ren October 27, 2011, 5:05 PM EST.
Finally, some intelligent reasoning (not because it’s for a certain pairing or favorite character of mine. They’re all finally getting better instead of just rants about how stupid someone is. Most are even finally taking into account about the other character’s feelings and putting logical reasoning into why they think one character deserves a little more credit then others.)
Missme October 27, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
To keep her miserable?
Obviously Mike has gone quite cold to Luce for obvious reasons, but I’m pretty sure that despite his cold nature, Mike would have a shred of humanity to at least reduce his comments to her or even warm up a bit to her…
Wr3h October 27, 2011, 5:45 PM EST.
You know I wonder how Sandy would feel if she knew what was going since she doesn’t live there with Mike and the others. I bet she would dump him for treating Lucy like this. I know some people say that Mike is like this because of Lucy, but you guys forget that Mike ignore her when they were little. And when Sandy left he fell in love with Lucy and putted all of his love on her. And Lucy wanted to be ignore because she was treated like that when they were younger. And it took her awhile to see if she really love Mike, but now that Mike is with Sandy. He’s treating her like dirt, and he can’t see that Lucy is trying to move on, he can’t see that she don’t want anything to do with him. And he’s making it worse like he did in the class room, if he just leave Lucy alone then their would be no conflit between them.
Thats how I see, how this all became this between Mike and Lucy.
Love October 27, 2011, 7:06 PM EST.
Brrrrrrrr That seemed a bit chilly to me..Though meh…
Kanashio October 27, 2011, 7:13 PM EST.
WHAT. A. PUNK.
kLV3s October 27, 2011, 7:54 PM EST.
mike is best summed up in this old saying “i dont want you, but i dont want any one else to have you”
Thespianut October 27, 2011, 7:56 PM EST.
Why does Augustus have to be with the bad guys??? He seems more logical and understanding than Mike or any other character I’ve seen up to now. And finally, someone took it upon them to explain to Lucy that she was being subject of her own selfishness and greed (and Mike *******/jerkness). Though I CERTAINLY didn’t expect it to be Augustus! Always expect the unexpected I guess. Mike knows how to deal with fan girls, he had them during the whole first chapters, I wonder what’s gonna happen here. Specially what Augustus will say. I always expected him to be someone who wouldn’t understand love. Surprizes, surprizes.
Luio October 27, 2011, 8:21 PM EST.
Go away, Mike! No one like you!
Raichu October 27, 2011, 8:59 PM EST.
uuugh i hate mike so much
just so PMS-y October 27, 2011, 9:57 PM EST.
I love Augustus~ <3 Mike is a jerk, simply put (I kinda liked him at the beginning, but now he’s just causing so much unneccesary drama!) and Lucy is just trying to make things less awkward than they have to be.
And what happened to the whole Daisy and Sandy being BFF till Mikey poo stole Daisy away? There should be some more stories to that! :3
Rosie October 27, 2011, 9:58 PM EST.
THAT JERK WAS LISTENING!!!!! I’M GOING TO K!LL HIM!! LUCY CAN TAKE AUGUSTUS INSTEAD!!! Also Sandy will be crying at Mike’s funeral while I’m playing a video game, smiling, and laughing.
An Angel I am October 27, 2011, 10:14 PM EST.
NNNNOOOO MIKE WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WAS GOING SO WELL.
Augustus shows up, snaps Lucy into reality, and just when she’s almost back to being Lucy, Mike shows up and breaks the breaks the emotional train tracks in half. Someone needs to teach Mike a lesson. Like Augustus the Tough Guy.
In other words, f*ck you Mike.
Turtle Hermit October 27, 2011, 10:27 PM EST.
Mike, buzz the f*** off, ur just being a big jacka**!
Sarge October 27, 2011, 10:45 PM EST.
Is there really a need to get so worked up over this?
I just chill, sit back, and enjoy the action.
I think it’s stupid to post comments that say things like “Mike’s an as*hole” or “F*ck you, Mike!” or “Lucy’s so stupid” and so on, and so forth.
If you want to comment, do not do so in a stupid matter. It really irks me sometimes…
Anyway, new page (FTW!) coming up… can’t wait! I’m bursting with excitement~ The suspense is KILLING me!!
I know it’s going to be as beautiful as ever, Taeshi! Keep up the good work! Btw, I’m sooo jealous of your backgrounds. I always have problems thinking of backgrounds, and yours are always so funny. *thumbs up*
Rose October 27, 2011, 11:02 PM EST.
Ohmagosh Mike, calm yourself. I don’t hate you, but you need to take a chill pill and sit back, relax, and stop this. Right here. Nip it in the bud.
Thepti October 27, 2011, 11:17 PM EST.
I love this webcomic and how the emotion and story are all unfolding. And Augustus… oh, Augustus. This is what I really love about him. He’s blunt and cold one second, giving her what-for. And then the next he’s gentle, but without sugarcoating it. He’s a great character, and I really love him. ^_^ His face in panel five… ;A; I think he just let down an emotional wall there, Luce!
And ohaythar Mike.
January October 28, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
Wouldn’t it be cool if Lucy slowly started becoming a more independent and strong young woman and Augustus was her mentor throughout it and fell in love with her? <3
Lolly October 29, 2011, 1:50 PM EST.
Not unless if someone decides to actually speaks to him about his current treatment of her or better beat that into him. Which doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon, so maybe. It doesn’t seem likely that he’ll suddenly have a ephiphany of his jerkiness.
Wolf October 29, 2011, 5:00 PM EST.
Ah good. He’s back.
Harris012 November 1, 2011, 10:03 AM EST.
Well that was very helpful for her and she will probably only get better from it
Oh there you are Mike.
Confectionary December 6, 2011, 8:42 AM EST.
Wow Mike you freaky stalker. Have you been there the whole time? Man up dude
P-chan December 25, 2011, 12:43 PM EST.
okay i know i would of been fine if mike was or wasnt but still DUDE you know she has feelings for you dont trample them . i know its fun but stop it. you’re ruining her life.
killerpancakes April 7, 2012, 10:06 PM EST.
Okay, I used to like mike, but now, hes a huge jerk. WHY! CANT! HE! GET! OVER IT!!1
Its all sandy’s fault.
TheShucke May 7, 2012, 8:12 PM EST.
Lucy should really say ‘Don’t touch me.’ Also, Mike. Grow up. She only wants to be your friend, even if she doesn’t act like a friend.
Person in the corner June 6, 2012, 11:26 PM EST.
its in this chapter i started to like augustus he seems to really want to help her and honestly i bet hes gonna get them out of trouble from the dude from confrontation
Eagle eye June 19, 2012, 10:43 AM EST.
augustus is one of the good guys. from what ive seen he doesnt want to hurt them and will probably protect them from the bandana dude.
eagle eye October 29, 2012, 10:58 PM EST.
Latest page had me coming back here to remind myself just what it is between these two. Really hope FFC gets a chance to be a hero.
Coyote January 7, 2013, 2:39 AM EST.
I’m sorry, but you just drew Augustas looking kinda hot in the last panel.
Scythe February 15, 2013, 10:35 PM EST.
Mike is taking a long ride in the douche-canoe!
WHEEE FLY MIKIE FLY SO HIGH IN THE DOUCHE-CANOE
silveryogurt May 14, 2013, 11:59 PM EST.
he always look genuinely concerned whenever hes talking to lucy about feelings, i noticed. seems to me like lucys not the only tsun-tsun in this comic
Whimsicott November 15, 2013, 4:12 PM EST.
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