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Please forgive the final dialogue! I think the original dialogue was not as confusing, but I went with Souppy’s alteration which seemed to actually cause more confusion! Mike is NOT having trouble with Sandy. The point is Mike get grumpy when he’s NOT talking to Sandy, I hope that stops any confusion! Sorry for the mix-up, it will be made pretty obvious that they are not having trouble in future.
Also Haley is a year younger than Mike.
The cuteness… It’s killing me.
Well, Mike needs to change his tampon.
Catty November 2, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
So this is what was supposed to come right after Lucy’s threat?
Love the snow (and I will say this every time snow appears in this chapter!)
Oh snap! Is it just me, or does Lucy’s expression look rather subtle compared to how she reacted previously at the mention of Sandy? (Yashy’s not around?)
The Swimmer November 2, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
FAMILY MEMBERS! Look at that. I forgot that jerkface had a sister and baby brother. The little kid is so adorable
Glad to see Lucy doesn’t hate EVERYTHING Mike related.
kyle November 2, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Hey! Family members!
That’s pretty bitchin’
Shada November 2, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
We get to see the family again : )
Bangomango November 2, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Squee! Haley finally gets a scene!
Luigifan November 2, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
the plot thickens
Sethorien November 2, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
So there’s a stick up his *** when he gets off the phone with Sandy.
IT’S NOT LUCY, IT’S HIS RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS!
Sparkfur November 2, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Oh I like this more and more! Lucy has certainly developed a quick wit, as has Mike’s sister. Loving this so much Taeshi!
P.S. that first panel is so pretty. Just the contrast between their fur colors on the snow. I think in general this has been the prettiest chapter you’ve ever done with the first page and various other parts since. Its great, can’t do it justice.
Deuce Moose November 2, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
rdsgfjverdfsgv November 2, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
what stick up his ***?? dose Sandy have something to do with Mikes behavior with Lucy?
sen November 2, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
oh my god.
oh my god.
Ashe November 2, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Haley = One of new favorite characters.
Aren’t older sisters the best?
J.R. November 2, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
AHH! More family members
Things seem to be getting a little bit better. I may be mistaken.
Hope they can sort this one out though.
Sven November 2, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
You… are a butt Mike.
feralsoul November 2, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Aw! Such a cute face! :3
Hypnotoad November 2, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Another bedroom kiss. You know it’s coming.
Marshmallow November 2, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
first time we see chris?
Mayonaka November 2, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
I’m allergic to the cuteness
zack fair November 2, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Hmmm… The stick up his *** after he talks to Sandy? Relationship problems Mike?
TheLaw November 2, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Oh dang, his mom told him. :I
cray November 2, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
As a side note, I am done being a Mike fan. He’s a *****.
J.R. November 2, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
I dont even CARE that hes being a bitch, this is too CUTE!
TheMysteriousMan November 2, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
The cuteness… it’s… it’s over 9000!
JD November 2, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Siblings, cant live with them cant live without them, also Haley has a very good eye, I never noticed that stick there before. *punched*
Darf14 November 2, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
oh, I get it now. Mike must be jealous of anyone that Lucy pays attention to, even if it’s his little brother. hahaha
sen November 2, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Omg so amazingly cute, Nice to see that Mike’s family is sympathetic towards Lucy. Maybe they disaprove of Sandy to?
Moony November 2, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
I’ve never had the chance to respond before. +100 people. Wowzers….
Dear Lord, Mike is a jerk to his family, too. Sandy’s the only one who seems to give a you-know-what about him anymore? Maybe being with Lucy is a good thing for him.. but what about her and Paulo, or apparently Augustus?
Really, I don’t see anyone coming out of any of these relationships good. It reminds me of shakesspear*. Except with more animals.
*spell check needed*.
Anonymous November 2, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
wow Mike, way to act like a jerk because she dared to enjoy your family. -eyeroll- x.x
and it’s Shakespeare =^-^=
I really hope Lucy doesn’t end of with Mike, he’s never appreciated anything about her. I think Augie is too life-experienced~ my bet’s still on Paulo or someone yet to be seen. but then there is Jazzie who’s so sweet.
annon November 2, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
well if all else fails lucy will always be loved by the little brother (WHO IS ADORABLE) at least his family knows he;s been acting like a total d*ckwad recently, though it seems to be more to it than we thought :3
chellby November 2, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
It’s okay Mike, I understand. It’s frusrating when your family and the person you don’t like so much get along like that.
Worst November 2, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
Chris is the cuuuuuutest little thing EVER!! I wanna poke his little button nose tooooo <3 He’s adooorabblllle
Aquati November 2, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Do I smell a renewed friendship? Are we going back to the old days? Oh please do please please please!!!!
FoxandWolf November 2, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Aw I get the feeling that things are going to be turning sour after the mention of Sandy…
Konicaa November 2, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Mike’s Family > Mike. ‘Nuff said.
Day~Day November 2, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
>_> knew that girl was trouble…mike needs some lovin lucy!!!
DinR November 2, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
Called It, told you mike was having problems with sandy. love the snow
takun November 2, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
Its a little weird I guess then…Maybe Mikey isnt over Lucy, but is trying to focus more on Sandy and is turning his feelings for Lucy into feelings of hate.. or highly dislike.
Tickled November 2, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Candy Corn Lover here. Enjoying all the candy corn I got from Halloween. Man, tastes so good right now, especially reading this comic….uhhh, feeel kinda funny… I wonder why? O_-
Mike’s family looks eerily like him. and it looks like Mike has relationship problems, not only the kinds with his friends and Lucy apparently…>.>
aw, candy corn is best after Halloween!
Candy Corn Lover November 2, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
awwww chris is soooooo0 cute it looks like lucy isnt the only one to notice mikes jack-assery
kagura November 2, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
so mike is still an *** even at home….
anyway… I almost forgot this chapter was also about abbey’s past… wonder when that will be on…
Desterga November 2, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
I LOVE CANDY CORN!!!
I DONT love sandy’s face next to my comment…but oh well!
Candy Corn Lover November 2, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
Damn it, don’t give Mike semi-sad faces. Semi-sad faces usually lead to things that end in him not intentionally being a total dick.
Honestly though, I do kind of want to see Mike’s justification for all this juvenile rage. I mean, I doubt I’d consider him less of a dick, but it would be nice to get some perspective.
Daeva November 2, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
Omg. Chris is the cutest thing evaaaar!
Quit being a poop Mike!
Soleil November 2, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
Mike needs the the stick out of his ***, and my foot replacing it.
What an ***!
ultimateZ November 2, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
MIKE WILL YOU AT LEAST LAY OFF FOR ONCE?
Seriously, we haven’t seen that in a while. Sheesh.
Harris012 November 2, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
Lucy deserves better ……… I bet Chris would be a lot nicer to Lucy………. kick Mikes *** Chris
Chibiterasu November 2, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
Epic pwnage on behalf of Haley.
StarSturdy November 2, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
haley is kind of cute… chris looks annoying, babies/toddlers are always irritating little abominations.
i wonder what’s going to happen upstairs… lucy going to try relighting mike’s interest in her by throwing herself at him, or maybe play the suicide card to his face?
or maybe… she’ll just do the worst possible thing and be her bitchy old self with him.
she should just tell mike that she’ll kill herself if he wants her to… just to see the reaction it gets.
Thanatos November 2, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
Come on just end the fighting it’s killing mee. X(
Wolf November 2, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
I think this is the first time I’ve seen Chris in the actual comic, or has it happened before, can’t remember, might have been in the days of black and white bcb. Haley also seems to look a lot older than the last time I remember seeing her. Mike seriously needs to chill a bit though.
Vulpinewolf November 2, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
Haley: the voice of every bcb fan!
Chelis November 2, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
Why is lucy’s finger bent so weird in the eighth panel?
Btw, Awww cute chris! There is also 19 bcb emoticons.
TheCakeboy November 2, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
after he gets off the phone with sandy? sounds suspicious….
SXR123 November 2, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
@Thanatos, do you advocate the death of characters because you chose the name of the Greek god of Death or is that just a coincidence. Haha that’s not to say that I don’t find your comments interesting to say the least, just wondering if there was a connection there?
Deuce Moose November 2, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
Heh. Even Mike’s family realizes he’s a horrible person nowadays.
Psychnuat November 2, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.
Ohohoh!!!! So… He doesn’t like his conversations with sandy as much as we thought? Or he just wishes he could be with her. I can hope!
Teeroy766 November 2, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.
Trouble in paradise?
Ven November 2, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.
Oh god, Chris is adorable~! I love when his eyes became stars~
Inumaru12 November 2, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
Awwwwwww sooooooo cuuuuuute :3 <3
Leen619 November 2, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
Uh-oh! There’s trouble in Sandy land? Someone get a doctor and a heart transplant, because noone’s going to survive the aftermath of all this drama!
Also Chris is SUPER KAWAIII!
Crystal November 2, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
I d’awwwd so much with the Lucy/Chris moment
Joay November 2, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
LoL cat on a stick =)
joey November 2, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
The last panel…. Maybe the long distance thing isn’t working out?That or something else.
Iono. Hang in there Lucy!
Nara November 2, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
What a shame. I rewrote that last line of dialogue, and it seemed about as awkward as the phrasing Veronica had there originally, which I had erased and couldn’t compare to. We were both busy and under time pressure, so we agreed to leave it at that.
The meaning of the sentence is “Mike acts like he has a stick up his ***, except when he is talking to Sandy, who temporarily improves his mood. Maybe you can improve his mood permanently.”
I could not think of an elegant way to rephrase it, and I’m upset that many people are reading it as if Sandy causes the stick to appear in his ***. I can see why they think that, and it is regrettable.
SuitCase November 2, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
Wait wait wait wait wait… Him and Sandy aren’t having problems, are they?
Mike still has feelings for Lucy as well, so whenever he gots off the phone with Sandy, he gets confused and angry toward himself.
…So when Mike and Sandy are getting busy under the covers… Mike’s not thinking of Sandy. He’s thinking of Lucy!!!
StarSturdy November 2, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
Suit, why not make it ‘Maybe you can get rid of the stick up his *** that appears whenever he’s not talking to Sandy?’, that’d make sense right?
Bourbon November 2, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
Aww thanks for clarifying SuitCase, I was actually just gonna comment on that. Lame I was hoping Sandy was kicking his *** emotionally
Scaught November 2, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
@suitcase Thankfully ur message was at th bottom when i read this, thx for clearing it up
Redneck November 2, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
I’m getting diabetes looking at his face.
JL November 2, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.
Well that fun moment between those two was fun while it lasted…
ScrabMaster November 2, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.
Aww… well at least you caught it early. There’s only a few people who replied so any new readers oughta catch your comment and understand…
Unless it disappears. If you can sticky that reply of yours, I’d do it. ‘Cause you know this place is gonna blow up like whoa soon.
I’ll admit I too thought there was trouble in Sandy land. But it’s good to be corrected.
P.S. OMG, Mike’s brother is adorable!!
DiDi November 2, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.
D’awwwww Chris is freaking cute <3
And Mike, why the harshness? You were getting along fine before….
Seriously, Lucy is starting to get over it, I think Auggie put some sense into her Now all we need is Mike to chillax, make nice, and then maybe some drama will go away.
I think I mentioned it before, but where in the world is that one guy who liked Lucy cause she reminded him of his old girlfriend but then realized she was different but still liked her? I want him back. I wanna say Leon…..
ANYWHOODLE! Love the page, something about it makes me smile.
Maybe it’s the cuteness……
Or how Mike’s sister is probably acting like any other older sibling, making fun of the one right below them.
BunBun November 2, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
With that face, Mike, don’t expect her to want to follow you anywhere.
Skygaze November 2, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
Bourbon, I dunno, it seems incredibly awkward to use the phrase like that. There’s so many prepositions in the sentence, I hate it.
SuitCase November 2, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
I’m pretty sure that Haley is younger than Mike, by the way.
Luigifan November 2, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.
If it’s not too late (and it probably is, but whatever), would “Maybe you can fix the stick up his *** that appears whenever he’s not on phone with Sandy” work?
Edit: Bourbon seems to share the same sentiment, but I kinda get why you wouldn’t want that many prepositions
Lariat November 2, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.
IT IS ADORABLE.
Mike, take some notes on your little brothers behavior, look how well he acts with others.
Clare November 2, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.
Also, BunBun, you’re thinking of Liam.
Luigifan November 2, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
Chris will evertually rape Lucy.
StarSturdy November 2, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.
You’re spoiling us with awesome faces, you know. That’s mean, unless you intend to continue this trend. In which case HECK YEAH!
B/k November 2, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
That is the cutest ****ing thing I have ever seen in my entire life.
I demand more.
(Chris is now my iPhone wallpaper)
Eveco November 2, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
SO CUTEEEEEE CHRIS <3~
Raxki November 2, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
Lucy should stop being hung over on Mike, and go out with Chris. He’s more adorable, and single. Plus he’s probably more hung than Mike anyway.
Zilla November 2, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
im starting to hate mike more nd more -__-
Mew November 2, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.
Aww. Chris is so cute! =3 But I still hate Mike for being so grumpy.
Aubi November 2, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.
Hm, is this a hint that the relationship between Mike and Sandy isn’t going so well. So this might be why Michael’s been an *** to Lucy lately.
X-strike-fire-dragon November 2, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
Oh god the very first comment… I’m dying…
Tacsi November 2, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.
Oh God. I can see an explosion of Chris And Haley in the gallery now. .
Chris Fanart Explosion in 3. . 2. . 1.
Haley,You are a god. ;u;
Chris is making my mind roll around in a puddle of cuteness. .
The first comment is making me Lol all over the place. .
NightFaller November 2, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
There better be some love making in his room sometime soon… I swear cause
I CANT TAKE THIS ANYMORE *CRIES FOREVER*
Jay Tea November 2, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.
chris. cute. face. EMOTE. NOW. I SAID NOW. 8F
btw you pretty much mastered the way of coloring now! haha well “shading” is a more fancy way of putting it. Also I wanted to thank you for helping me out a long time ago… you probably don’t remember but i don’t care it was a lot of help! I now am learning how to code for a website. though as much as i mess things up, it will never be as beautiful as this one! keep on being awesome taeshi! you too suit case!
lemme sleep plz November 2, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.
Guess green eyes run in the family.
Haley looks older than I thought in panel 6.
Never knew Lucy likes children.
Blue Sly November 2, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.
Sweet, we all get to see Haley and Chris….oh yeah Mike is in the picture somewhere.
Darkfox November 2, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.
Huh, in the flashback whne mike tried to kiss lucy, his mother looked more profecional
FenixWong951 November 2, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.
hey y’know how everyone has been sayin that mike is such a jerk to lucy? well i guess its not just her hes a jerk to! his sis seems to see that somthing is wrong as well
Aries November 2, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.
lol chris noms cookies!
Aries November 2, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
Oooh, look at Mike’s face in the second last panel. It’s all like: XO. Then Lucy is all like: ::I
I love that face, but her derp face is still better.
Monanniverse November 2, 2011, 1:43 AM EST.
Holy god in hell. Is this the first time we get to see mikes family? Thats nice.
2Cents November 2, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.
omg omg rucy chan looks so kawaii desu here desu
Hopefully things will go well up there. Not likely though…
Flara November 2, 2011, 1:45 AM EST.
Chris is adorable.
Maybe Mike should learn from his brother. uhuhuhuhuuur!
Memory Anemone November 2, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.
Mike has that stick up his *** again ): Good thing he at least looks upset in the first few panels ;___;
Serene Heaven November 2, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
Heh. Last panel, even Chris knows his bro’s an asshat
Dragnite November 2, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.
Mike is so controlling.
KiwiKoala November 2, 2011, 2:03 AM EST.
Hamshi November 2, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.
Waaaa Chris is so cute! <3 Haley, you’re so funny
Bittersweet_PauloxLucy November 2, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.
I want to snuggle Mike’s little brother so badly!! So freaking adorable!
AmberPhoenix November 2, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.
HAHA my question got answered on tumblr LOL
Rach wud BJ Paulo i shud have figured…
p.s. even chris doesnt like angry mike look at las panel
Aries November 2, 2011, 2:13 AM EST.
good stuff always happens when they go upstairs
also i like how you can put whatever word you want in you comic but we cant say ***, nice
paulosawesome November 2, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.
Mike, quit being a douche you uptight pansy!
ChewySmokey November 2, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.
hehe Mike has more issues than a news stand.
Mess November 2, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.
omfg i love his baby brother Chris!!!!
really mike? ur so mean to Lucy she loves your family yet ur an *** -_-’ how very lovely >:P
Madi-san November 2, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.
Mike’s being an asshat again. But it is good for the story, I think. Love the cuteness!
Rosemarie November 2, 2011, 2:49 AM EST.
Bourbon: hilariously enough, that was the original dialogue. I saw no problem with it, but Souppy did and I begrudgingly accepted the correction which is more confusing. I would want to change it back in that case, but it will be made obvious that they are not having problems.
Also yes Haley is younger by a year.
Taeshi November 2, 2011, 3:13 AM EST.
Little sibling is adorable, and thank goodness there’s others seeing that Mike’s being a jerk. Hopefully things look up more for Lucy soon
Yoskisbro November 2, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
lol did you hear or read what hes big or yonger sister sead to lucy and Chris is so cute and still mad at his sis
MEGAMAN64 November 2, 2011, 3:27 AM EST.
Suggestion to fix dialogue:
“Maybe you can fix him. He’s always got a stick up his *** if he’s not talking with his Saaannndy.”
(I think it barely fits in the same bubble if you put a word in the space above Haley’s ears. If you want, you could make a new bubble in the space below and have Chris say the first sentence.)
Oh dang, they’re at his HOUSE?!
I just can’t see either of Mike or Lucy initiating shenanigans in their current state. I think it’s more likely that at first, Mike opens up to Lucy about the state of his relationship with Sandy, possibly with prompting from Lucy. There may be a flashback. It’s possible that the entire rest of the chapter is spent at Mike’s, including a sleepover as a result of getting snowed in. I suppose it’s possible that they cuddle up together, platonically and at Mike’s insistence, but I still can’t quite see it happening. On a brilliant sunshine-filled morning with two feet of snow on the ground, they end up back on good terms with each other.
revengineer November 2, 2011, 3:28 AM EST.
Wr3h November 2, 2011, 3:54 AM EST.
DAT FACE…DAT FACE!!!! Problem not cute ****?? That face it reminds me of my female cousin when she was a baby (She’s 17 now) but now She has what Taeshi has in physical apperance….ugh DAMN YOU PUBERTY….Chris must enjoy his age right now ‘cuz your always be the center of attraction!!
(sorry if this may disturb the Great Taeshi..sorry there li’l master)
Shephard November 2, 2011, 4:02 AM EST.
Oh no….from the flashback in PillowTalk it was a kiss! But now I sense a BJ coming!!
Shephard November 2, 2011, 4:09 AM EST.
Shephard has a point… minus the BJ part … this does seem similar to that winter flashback in Pillow Talk… Wonder if Lucy is gonna pull a move like Mike did years ago? OH THE SUSPENSE!
Blue Sly November 2, 2011, 4:13 AM EST.
You could have just not included the Sandy bit, and it would have sounded fine.
That being said, the current wording honestly made me think not of her making him worse, but that basically he acts surly after he gets off the phone with her, which is actually a pretty teenager type thing to do - he likes talking to her, and resents doing other things.
I do enjoy that she ships them, though; seems everyone does but Mike these days.
Titanium Dragon November 2, 2011, 4:55 AM EST.
4th. Panel. Too. CUTE!!!
Haddi November 2, 2011, 5:04 AM EST.
ENTIRE PAGE IS LUCY.
SushiJaguar November 2, 2011, 5:16 AM EST.
Cuteness….overload…. Kittens are always the cutest things ever. Nice job on capturing some of that cuteness, Taeshi!
CatTrooper November 2, 2011, 5:16 AM EST.
If Haley is a year younger than Mike then how come we never see her at school, even as a background character? You’ve probably answered this somewhere before, Taeshi, but I don’t even remember Mike havin siblings, even though I’ve read every single chapter even he ones in the graveyard. Though it could be because I’m writing this at 6 am with very little sleep xD
ToraPandoraPGS November 2, 2011, 5:40 AM EST.
Perhaps Chris wasn’t the brother she was referring to.
JetFire November 2, 2011, 5:59 AM EST.
oh well… on the last page they seemed to be friendly, even for a moment… now mike’s back to being a little *** to lucy…
eh.. what can i do? im not the artist.. atleast there’s a big LOL about the part at the end with sandy
Mike shouldn’t be treating his friends like this… and when will he realize that Long distance relationships actually DO fail? (trust me, I Know! they always do!)
Sue November 2, 2011, 6:26 AM EST.
Mike’s gonna need to sit down after a burn like that.
Doomstruck November 2, 2011, 6:27 AM EST.
…..iiiii got nothin*shrugs*
Siriuswolf November 2, 2011, 6:32 AM EST.
god veronica stop makeing mike such a dick
jet fire November 2, 2011, 6:41 AM EST.
When you’re a grump to everyone as soon as you get off the phone with your girlfriend, you’ve got problems.
Mattaki November 2, 2011, 6:43 AM EST.
Well at least we get to see the sibilin- *NNNNGPFFFFF* OH MY GOD ADORABLE!
Mike, get the stick out ya *** please.
Lunas November 2, 2011, 6:56 AM EST.
Dear lord the CUTENESSS
Love how Mike’s sister also realizes how much Sandy’s been making him a jerk.
chickbabe208 November 2, 2011, 7:00 AM EST.
Ooooh here it comes, here comes more drama!!
Aquarian November 2, 2011, 7:00 AM EST.
it looks like she is putting on a rubber glove to cavity search someone. lets hope that happens
lolwut November 2, 2011, 7:01 AM EST.
At least they are having long talks now, and I hope something will happen in their room
Carlitos November 2, 2011, 7:08 AM EST.
Tha kids cute. Mikes being a jerkface.
no one November 2, 2011, 7:14 AM EST.
Lucy shouldn’t be treated like that.. Mike needs to stop being all obsessed with his impossible girlfriend and pay more attention to the friends he’s driving away…
For the first time, he actually is being a jerkface!
Sara November 2, 2011, 7:20 AM EST.
If my son always developed an attitude problem after getting off the phone with his long distance girlfriend I’d make them breakup…
I’d personally call the girl and tell her to stop talking to my son, or there would be epic repercussions.
This relationship clearly isn’t healthy if it’s changing him in such a negative way.
Actually, I wouldn’t even let my kid have a long distance relationship.
Lunacy November 2, 2011, 7:21 AM EST.
awww…Christ is sooo cute
Lucas November 2, 2011, 7:26 AM EST.
Maybe Mike has some underlying reason for being so mean. He might still like Lucy to some degree, but is trying to bury the feelings because he already has Sandy. Or maybe he’s worried that acting too nice will lead Lucy on.
Or maybe he’s just a jerk. We’ll see
k November 2, 2011, 7:35 AM EST.
eh, it still sounds like he’s ****** at Sandy.
try saying “whenever hes not talking to Sandy.”
Star Adder November 2, 2011, 7:36 AM EST.
Since Haley is a year younger…..shouldn’t we start seeing her at school?
Shamber November 2, 2011, 7:38 AM EST.
If your having girl troubles, I feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems but Sandy ain’t one.
2tailed_fox November 2, 2011, 7:44 AM EST.
that last panel sounds as if Mike is problems with Sandy
AwesomeKid14 November 2, 2011, 7:50 AM EST.
I lov the snow in here but school just canceled because of a blizzard!!! :p well any way, awwww Chris’s face when Lucy’s poking his nose!
:) November 2, 2011, 7:58 AM EST.
WE will never tire of Chris, Lucy
Anon November 2, 2011, 8:00 AM EST.
Anyway, I just remembered, isn’t Mike afraid of the cold?
nanxi November 2, 2011, 8:05 AM EST.
Looks like Haley is on Lucy’s side!
hakr14 November 2, 2011, 8:10 AM EST.
Get the stick out of his Bum huh? I perfer Beating the **** out of him. Knock some Common Sense into that boy.
AnthonyDafox November 2, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.
I think lucy should just beat the crap out of mike till he fixes his attitude, but thats just me. Now I want a cookie.
Rozon November 2, 2011, 8:23 AM EST.
Ooohhhh, lovers tiff, Mike?
Cat-heroine. November 2, 2011, 8:28 AM EST.
And just like that, I adore yet another character in BCB.
Haley rocks, nuff said. She’s got it goin’ on.
Tickle Monster November 2, 2011, 8:38 AM EST.
I didn’t think Haley meant Chris when she said stupid brother. ^^
I had a dark moment when i realised, that even before Mike sees Sandy for real, she will be killed of by a horrible accident…
But then my medical care came and i was good again °^
Ariso November 2, 2011, 8:39 AM EST.
Huh, oddly enough I understood the last line of dialogue perfectly. But I can see why people may get confused, I guess? I find what was supposed to be the original dialogue just too stiff.
my goodness Chris is so adorable ;____; uguu
and it breaks my heart so much to watch these two interact like this.
Mellama November 2, 2011, 8:41 AM EST.
I seriously hope Lucy gives Mike a great big punch in the face for being a complete jerk lately.
Mr. Morningstar November 2, 2011, 8:44 AM EST.
Mike probably looked like that as a child.
Cue: You Musta’ Been A Beautiful Baby~
Huh? November 2, 2011, 9:02 AM EST.
Man Mike, so it’s not just Lucy, you’re an *** to EVERYONE. My anger has subsided to disapproval.
Lunar November 2, 2011, 9:04 AM EST.
Yet another suggestion for changing the dialog:
change “he gets off” to “he’s not on”
7 November 2, 2011, 9:13 AM EST.
I died when I saw Chris’s face. YOU’RE JUST SO CUTE AND- ahem. Yes. He’s cute.
Mike’s just grumpy towards everyone BUT Sandy? Now that just changes everything.
Bearcoon November 2, 2011, 9:23 AM EST.
I have to agree with you, Bearcoon. I thought it was just Lucy getting the brunt of things, but it seems as if Mike has been treating everyone with his fabulously s****y attitude and saving all the kindness for Sandy.
Skygaze November 2, 2011, 9:44 AM EST.
for some weird reason, I pity and dislike Mike at the same time.
and oh Chris is just so ugguuuu. ;A;
Milly November 2, 2011, 9:45 AM EST.
ToraPandoraPGS4: I went to the same school as my older brother, never once saw him in my four years. I don’t think it’s weird for two people of different years to never come across each other. It’s a bit weird if they were in the same year, but that’s not the cast.
Haley (And Jordan, Lucy’s older brother to bring him up!) are in different social circles, and in different years. That makes it less-likely for them to see eachother.
Taeshi November 2, 2011, 9:49 AM EST.
Wait: this chapter’s theme is snow, there is a troublesome relationship between Mike and Lucy, and they are going to Mike’s place.
Pillow talk flashback much?
Phantaruz November 2, 2011, 9:55 AM EST.
ohhhhh snap! maybe this long distance thing isn’t working for Mike
Iris November 2, 2011, 10:02 AM EST.
I’m pretty sure this chapter will nail down the end of the friendly relationship between Lucy and Mike. To be fair if someone I didn’t like kept trying to hang out with me I’d be pretty pissy at them too.
Karo November 2, 2011, 10:03 AM EST.
Sandy must be using the phone line to somehow trasport sticks to Mike’s arse!
bendy November 2, 2011, 10:12 AM EST.
Separation issues! I have been having those myself lately…
Xenos November 2, 2011, 10:17 AM EST.
Hmmm, sooo they’re going up to Mike’s room… alone… what could possibly go wrong??
Zach November 2, 2011, 10:29 AM EST.
Oh god. Chris’ eyes… That expression… The cuteness is over 9000! D8
Remember the last time they were alone in a room, in that flashback? Yeah, this can only end badly.
WhateverWorks November 2, 2011, 10:42 AM EST.
Aww Mike, please, don’t be stupid.
I like MikexSandy, but Lucy and Maishul was always friends! Why you can’t take off all this “&%·$#” and begin to be friends again?
Kyosuke November 2, 2011, 11:07 AM EST.
so that’s what happened to Mike. Sandy, of course..
RoseVee November 2, 2011, 11:08 AM EST.
Probably Mike sticks his phone up to his *** when he stops talking. To keep it safe.
Martys November 2, 2011, 11:20 AM EST.
Pillow talk will be repeat.
The Bob November 2, 2011, 11:38 AM EST.
Mike’s mom is hilarious. She is my new favorite character.
Ozimul November 2, 2011, 11:52 AM EST.
Every time you bring a girl over your kid sibling gets all the attention.
The Good Doctor November 2, 2011, 12:11 PM EST.
found this comic a couple of days ago, and I love it!
Aurora November 2, 2011, 12:19 PM EST.
You know what you have to do Lucy.
Time to abduct Mike 2.0
Gnukko November 2, 2011, 12:38 PM EST.
i dont think i’d ever get tired of chris either . yah lucy, go fix that stick!!
sigh... November 2, 2011, 12:45 PM EST.
Chris is so adorable!!!! awww
Mike needs to cheer up…
Momoa November 2, 2011, 12:57 PM EST.
I miss Sandy!!! Is that weird? I demand a little Sandy time in the near future
btw… Mike has cute siblings. lol (Cheer up, Mike…)
Niksterrr November 2, 2011, 1:16 PM EST.
Try “Not on the phone”
bla November 2, 2011, 2:16 PM EST.
awwwwwwwww cris is sooooo cute ^w^ come here cris snugle snugle snugle lol also mike quit being a you know what and cris smoucha smoucha
Imaweird November 2, 2011, 2:45 PM EST.
Chris is so adorable!! I think his cuteness gave me cancer.
And from Haley’s last comment, sounds like all might not well between Mike and Sandy. Confound these pages, always always leaving me to wonder what will happen next. >
Chiba November 2, 2011, 2:48 PM EST.
It seems to me like Lucy is successfully getting over Mike.
Well. Good then.
twalker500 November 2, 2011, 2:57 PM EST.
Lucy rucy lucy! I love repeating that.
Oh well, it appears SOMEONE in Mike’s place has a good head on their shoulders.
spicybleachedhead November 2, 2011, 2:59 PM EST.
All aboard the ChrisxLucy ship wohoo!
QuakeIV November 2, 2011, 3:32 PM EST.
Chris is incredibly adorable.
Stick up his *** whenever he’s done talking to sandy? Odd, I thought mike was always happy as hell whenever he and sandy were chatting. Trouble in paradise? I look forward to finding out!
Trev November 2, 2011, 4:25 PM EST.
Haily could mean his only highlight is being on the phone with
sandy. which means Mike is probably one of those guys were his girl is the only means of happiness in his life — Guys, don’t ever be like this. It’s a turn off.
Jax November 2, 2011, 4:41 PM EST.
@Jax I don’t think it matters if it’s a “turn off” if they’re already in a relationship. If anything, I think that would be a good thing. They’re not supposed to be getting involved with anyone else. Now if you meant to say, “It’s boorish” then that is another matter entirely…and not defined by how turned you are by a guy that’s already taken, just how good they are at being a friend.
Also I like how Mike’s family realizes that he’s a dick all the time now unless Sandy’s involved. I think he’s starting to get the point now though and is already starting to mellow out.
TheEFAF November 2, 2011, 4:49 PM EST.
Well, it appears that I am fine with MikexSandy. I now no longer care about Mike’s feelings for Lucy because I am now a fan of………. (Drum Roll)………….
LUCYXCHRIS! Yep, totally gonna happen twenty years from now.
Random Internet Loser November 2, 2011, 4:59 PM EST.
I hope this isn’t taken wrong, but I love how Haley’s fur looks a bit greenish compared to her brothers. =3 Chris is ADORABLE. And, funny, even Mike’s siblings think he’s being a jerk. Then again, these are his siblings, which means they can be angry at him for anything, really. (Older sister talking here, I see how it can be (I didn’t say I KNOW how it is, because I’m speaking only from my own experience.))
BTW, Daisy’s a beacon of perfection? HAHAHAHAH! Oh, Augustus, you truly are in what they call “love.”
Missme November 2, 2011, 5:06 PM EST.
This explains everything… Mike fighting with Sandy
Gtrhero November 2, 2011, 5:21 PM EST.
I hope that after this chapter, Mike isn’t so shut off from the rest of the world. He’s apparently angsty around his family.
He’s also angsty around Lucy and the rest of the cast.
Buuuttt, when he’s with Sandy, he’s just a happy ball of sunshine.
Kid’s showing signs of psychosis. xDD
Tickle Monster November 2, 2011, 5:36 PM EST.
what is that little cutie eating? whoa.. i just got a bad comment warning.. rude. lol
mariah November 2, 2011, 5:45 PM EST.
Chris is seriously the cutest kitten I have ever seen in my whole life, and how the **** can Mike be such a sourpuss when he’s around such an adorable little guy? The way he reaches for Lucy with such enthusiasm is just… Dawww!
Kibondo November 2, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.
On the last panel all I can think of is Lucy’s hand. Look at it, it looks like she’s going to take up haleys offer.
Jackattack November 2, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.
OMFG SOOO MUCH CUTENESS IN PANEL 8
G!@nN@ November 2, 2011, 6:12 PM EST.
Panel 8 is so CUTE! I was thinking that Sandy and Mike were fighting thanks Taeshi for making it less confusing, I hope Mike get the angsty stuff sorted out and him and Lucy become friends again.
Drama November 2, 2011, 6:17 PM EST.
Awwwwwww! Chris is so cuuuuuute!
G November 2, 2011, 6:36 PM EST.
UGH CHRIS I WANT TO HUG YOU.
Noble November 2, 2011, 6:41 PM EST.
Chris is so UGUUUUUUUUU <3 Awww, I love how Lucy gets along with both Haley and Chris :3
V November 2, 2011, 6:44 PM EST.
@Thanatos: How could you say that?! Babies and toddlers are abso-fricking-lutely ADORABLE! How are they annoying??
JCB14 November 2, 2011, 6:59 PM EST.
Geez! Mike, get off your fricken’ high horse and stop acting like a jerk. >.> I don’t think Lucy could get Mike to stop acting that way because he seems to fit the entire tree in around her. I do like Mike with Lucy and it might have been better for Mike, especially with the fact that apparently he acts like a jerk anytime he is not on the phone with Sandy. Someone should phone Sandy and tell her about the sand in Mike’s ******… or beat him with a stick … Especially when Lucy protected his drunk *** when they were getting jumped. On the other foot, OMG Chris is so adorable >w<.
Yume November 2, 2011, 7:00 PM EST.
I never imagined that Mike’s sister would be so friendly with Lucy, since she is younger. I love Mike’s little brother!He is so cute!
Cal-Lightwood November 2, 2011, 7:06 PM EST.
I love how Haley’s talking about Mike, but Lucy completely redirects it to adorable little Chris. I find it clever =3
Missme November 2, 2011, 7:23 PM EST.
I’ve been in relationships were my boy has told me I was his only happiness and he would change himself to be anything I wanted.
First off, he had plenty of things to be happy about and the overly clingyness and lack of personal space and personal time with other friends was hard to get over. I also don’t want a guy who wants to change himself to be with me. If you feel you need to change who you are as a person to make someone else happy then I see that as a problem.
but that’s just me in personal opinion. Some people find it quite flattering when they have their lover making them the only thing existent in their universe. When I finally ended the relationship, the guy I was with was quick to go to another girl and feed her the same stuff but she seemed to adore it, string him around and stress him out. He was a toy to her pretty much.
Not all people are the same but let’s say there is a group of girls who get turned off from a relationship when they find out their boy is clingy, over protective among other things.
To relate this to the comic, Mike could be that kind of a guy where his girl come first, even before his own needs. If he is not with her or talking to her in some way, the world is living hell. Maybe Sandy’s a girl like that, has her own things but has Mike hanging off her side. who knows, we really haven’t visited Sandy in that much depth. We only know she’s a very busy girl.
Jax November 2, 2011, 7:32 PM EST.
That Scarf is tainted.
I SMELL INCENTIVE.
MikeShadow (No Relation) November 2, 2011, 7:33 PM EST.
Haley you rock….. And Mike needs to chill out just for a second, and let Lucy take her mind off of how awkward things are between them at the moment. ….Chris is so cute….
Vega November 2, 2011, 7:40 PM EST.
Attempting assessment: Mike is just under chronic stress. I was rather the same the past three years. I had friends like Paulo and with Mike’s personality, he’s just had enough and since he had no way of adjusting to that before he has none now. He’s ****** off at Lucy for an actual reason but generally will find everything she does annoying.Similarly, I got annoyed at my girlfriend for sleeping on the wrong side of my bed. Why? I was annoyed and needed a reason that was right there so I took that. He’s upset so he lashes out at everyone else. Being calm for so long and then finally coming to is never a pleasant experience for anyone. It’s like coming off of a drug addiction. Everything everyone does is wrong or annoying.
Waters November 2, 2011, 7:48 PM EST.
Anybody notice that Lucy’s under-the-eyes-bags are gone? How’s that for symbolism?
Bambalooza November 2, 2011, 7:54 PM EST.
To be fair, Mike, this ones’ on you. You’re not allowed to be mad that Lucy’s your partner on this assn. JUST SAYIN’!
The Almighty Twitch November 2, 2011, 8:05 PM EST.
In response to Karo: I don’t think this is the end of Mike and Lucy’s friendship. On the contrary, I think the previous page in combination with today’s is very telling of the truth.
Like many of the others, I’m pretty well fed up with Mike’s bad attitude, and really disliked who he had become since the moment he informed Lucy that he was only spending time with her because he pitied her.
But today, for the first time, I’ve felt a reversal of my negative feelings toward Mike, because I think I may finally know the answer as to why Mike is being such a jerk.
Yesterday, it was revealed that Lucy can still make Mike smile and laugh, and the fact that he went to a great deal of effort to suppress that smile, then immediately went back to “grr I hate you” mode, suggests the hatred is an act. When we want to be mad, even when someone makes us laugh, we redouble our efforts to appear even angrier as a matter of principle, when the truth is we’re not that mad.
I don’t think Mike hates Lucy at all, never did. I think he is still genuinely fond of her, that their friendship was always real and honest.
Here is where my supposition comes in: Mike is denying that friendship out of some warped sense of guilt in regards to his affections for Sandy. It’s a common mistake made by the immature….the assumption that loving one person somehow detracts from the love they feel for someone else.
For a time, Lucy was Mike’s whole world, his obsession, but when he realized Sandy had never forgotten him, he must have on some level felt he had emotionally betrayed Sandy (cheated on her) by being interested in Lucy on any level. So, as a form of self-repentance, he is in major denial mode of any feelings he ever had for Lucy (hurting them both in the process). By doing so, he can feel like his loyalty and emotional fidelity to Sandy never wavered.
It’s got to be guilt! Self-imposed guilt, and the lack of maturity to handle it.
Kaylana November 2, 2011, 8:17 PM EST.
OH SNAP! I something going on between Mike and Sandy that is causing problems? …Well frankly I truly don’t care because for one, he probably deserves it two, Sandy is far away AND a model, she can get anyone she wants! Lucy is all like “Hey you guys! Your brothers an *** but I love you two <3!” I can’t wait til Friday and see what’s up!
Timni November 2, 2011, 8:24 PM EST.
Oh my gosh I love Haley and Chris <3 And Mike is still an *******. I enjoy that someone is actually acknowledging it in the series .
Hurr November 2, 2011, 8:31 PM EST.
Chris is soo cute!!!
MikexLucyfan November 2, 2011, 8:31 PM EST.
Hey, I just started reading this not to long ago and all I have to say is its AWESOME. I just got done reading all the other chapters over the past few weekends/month. I really like this because I just got into High school not to long ago and I can relate to some of this. So yeah, I just thought I’d pop in and say hi, youll be seeing a lot more of me around here. I love this website, I want to buy the book but I dont have enough money but at least I can always read it on the internet.
Nicholas November 2, 2011, 8:35 PM EST.
Chris uses Cuteness
It’s Super Effective!
Avory November 2, 2011, 8:38 PM EST.
Kaylana: Oh what a good comment! I agree very much. I also wonder… if he has to hate Lucy because he feels so guilty… his feelings for Lucy must be very strong…. I mean- if he honestly is in self guilt mode, and can’t even give Lucy the time of day- that push away has to be just as strong as the care you give someone. So it’s an equal or greater amount of force to get yourself away from that gravitational pull. If the feeling was weak, it would be a weak push away, he’d be much more neutral and act fine without her. It would be very subtle, and really not be noticeable at all. That would show how fine he was without Lucy. But with his magnitude 7 anger mode- I’m like WOAH, ok- strong feelings.
….Then I’m so confused that if he feels that attracted to Lucy, why does he still choose Sandy? And why is it putting him in such a bad mood to do so? Shouldn’t he not care and be happy? … I think Lucy’s confession rocked his world, made a huge crack and he’s fighting it with everything he’s got.
…And I think talking to Sandy is the only time when he’s not thinking about his trouble with Lucy, and that’s why he’s happy talking to her, grumpy not. Like he has to go back to reality and he’s using her to take away his problems and live in a dream. Not just simply because he loves her. I think he just loves the way he feels around her. Which is different. But maybe I’m just thinking too much and he is happy with her.
Hurr November 2, 2011, 8:39 PM EST.
K mike, your a douch. U Can’t be sival so I hate u till your off your period.
JustSomeCritic November 2, 2011, 8:51 PM EST.
Very thought provoking, Hurr…..the formula does make sense. I hadn’t considered how big a part Lucy’s confession played in Mike’s personality reversal, and great points about his conversations with Sandy being a sort of reprieve. I’m so glad to have a fellow over-analyzer to mull this over with. ^_^
Kaylana November 2, 2011, 8:53 PM EST.
8th pannel is just too cute … cuteness overload … and mike is being a jerk again it seems … why does he act like such a jerk to lucy … it is not nice of him to treat her like pice of dirt just because she is another girl and that he loves sandy is no reason for him to act like an a$$hole to lucy
catboy November 2, 2011, 9:13 PM EST.
I. LOVE. THAT. KIDDO!!! D
RunninLittleDummy November 2, 2011, 9:17 PM EST.
There is NO way I can describe how this is my favorite page out of them all.
Lionist November 2, 2011, 9:21 PM EST.
Huh…………… Haley has a greeeeeen tint to her gray……… and Mike has a blueeeeeee tint………………
Oh man I wasn’t the first to notice….
Huh? November 2, 2011, 9:25 PM EST.
I would have liked if Haley’s dialogue was just, “Maybe you can fix the stick up his ***.”
I don’t know, less is more? c:
OH MY GOD CHRIS <3333 That boy is going to be such a playa when he’s older ohohoho
isabelle November 2, 2011, 9:43 PM EST.
I have a new computer and iPhone wallpaper, and its name is Chris.
Anyways, Mike and Lucy… going into Mike’s room… the Sexual-tension central of the multiverse. If there isn’t a literal stick up Mike’s ***, there sure as hell will be when he denies her up there…
And I would have said “Maybe you can fix the stick up his *** that appears whenever someone isn’t Sandy.”, or some ******* thing
Turtle Hermit November 2, 2011, 9:48 PM EST.
OMG I Keep coming back just to look at Chris’s adorable widdle face!
HyperBallistic November 2, 2011, 9:59 PM EST.
What if Sandy calls Mike while Lucy’s upstairs with him?
Can ya’ll feel the pure AWKWARD of that situation, especially if Mike gets all happy and forgets Lucy is there and just answers the phone without thinking.
Missme November 2, 2011, 9:59 PM EST.
Panel 8 - weird finger lol but that’s fine with me; Taeshi is fifty times the artist I will ever be! ^__^”””” Also, Chris is just so adorable!! AWESOMENESS ADORABLE FACE WOOT
LemonFilling November 2, 2011, 10:29 PM EST.
Mike and Sandy are having issues. >.> Calling it. Like a looooooot of other people!
Gryph November 2, 2011, 10:59 PM EST.
Mike and Sandy are fine, Taeshi said so in the comments and the page comment. He is fractious when he is not with Sandy, it’s just that the dialogue is a bit confusing.
The Swimmer November 2, 2011, 11:17 PM EST.
it is a fact that long-distance relationships never work out for a long time before tension builds up and the relationship ends.
thats how it feels with mike and sandy. i give it to the end of the chapter before mike and sandy break up.
wassup5 November 2, 2011, 11:24 PM EST.
they arn’t going to break up, it’s been years and years, they have drifted apart with the letters and have been reunited by the cell phone. these are all the natural actions of lovers.
in short, it dose look like they are solid, and i’m wondering about the potential of mike going to live in sandy’s pace.
if she has a guest room it makes perfect scence.
keios November 2, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.
Holy smokes, I’m seeing doubles!!!… SIX MIKES!
Eevee November 3, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
Guys,guys,we all know how this is gonna go.
Lucy and mike have a long talk. They kiss. Lucy = pregnant.
Sandy = bitching
Mike = suicidal.
Mike finds out Sandy was cheating in the first place. Lucy almost kills sandy. happily ever after. The. end.
MaggotEater November 3, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
Having been in a long-distance relationship for almost 6 years now, I can understand being grumpy when you can’t always talk to or see your special someone.
Still, Mike’s pretty determined to push Lucy away, even though she’s made it clear that she wants to be friends again. Maybe he’s thinking she’s just gonna try to come between him and Sandy?
It’s so sad to think that, after all they’ve been through as friends - the irritation, teasing, laughter, danger, awkwardness (because a lot of friendships are rough in some respect, LOL) - Mike doesn’t see any value in rebuilding bridges. At least Lucy’s trying. C’mon guy, give it a chance, yer breaking hearts around the world here, not just Lucy’s!
Ryuko November 3, 2011, 1:24 AM EST.
Tell that story again, Uncle Maggot. This time with funny voices.
Blur November 3, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.
The more I see Mike acting like a jerk, the more I lose hope in MikexLucy.
n November 3, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.
*sighs* The more Mike acts like this, the more I start shipping PauloXLucy.
Mikayla November 3, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.
I don’t think Jerkity jerk jerk wants to come around. I think he could care less about the history he has with lucy. He wants those ties to be gone. I understand y he wants nothing to do with her but she’s trying. He could be civil and keep his gaurd up. He thinks if he hangs with lucy; lucky will continue to persue him. If i was mike i’d make peace with her and tell her flat out i won’t hang out with u if u continue to disrupt my life. Instead he’s just shutting her completely. Sigh and once again i can simpithys because i know a girl exactly like lucy. But where lucy is trying to be civil and nice; the girl i know made it clear she won’t leave me alone till i’m hers. Also she was bi polor and i still know her. So Mike i think your being an ***, since u r hating lucy for her self being in genernal. If lucy makes a point to not leave u alone then burn the bridge. Untill then Calm the **** down!
JustSomeCritic November 3, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.
Its all this perfect beings fault <======= I realy wish she’d tell Mike that she doesn’t think it would work out. She seems smart annoff. I know thats a story waiting to happen. She’ll break up with him and mike will want to cry on lucys shoulder
JustSomeCritic November 3, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.
Sweet! My namesake is a cute kid!
AMEN to that Haley! Glad to see someone else attentive enough to notice Mike’s involvement with Sandy is turning him into jerk. Fixating on Sandy is an escapism and Mike’s an addict. This isn’t healthy, and it really doesn’t speak well of Mike’s character.
Spectre39 November 3, 2011, 2:49 AM EST.
“everytime he gets off the phone with Sandy.”? something tells me there’s trouble brewing in paradise…which might explain Mike’s behavior.
LT_amazil November 3, 2011, 2:50 AM EST.
OMG i love this one
hope more would come
When will lucy and sandy meet face 2 face?
it would be really bitter sweet to see mike and lucy hang out again
Amboy November 3, 2011, 5:01 AM EST.
OK, Mike my boy, I love you long time, but seriously, you are totally the jerk now. You are being a raging rectum and you are even losing my support.
Oh wow, these characters live in HOMES! I almost forgot that they did not just magically appear at the bus stop every morning and disappear right after they get on the bus to go home.
And speaking of Paulo, we haven’t seen him in aaaages. Hint hint.
Fruvous November 3, 2011, 6:20 AM EST.
DOES NO ONE READ THE DESCRIPTION BEFORE COMMENTING??
Seriously, it’s ridiculous how many comments there are about the same dang “mistake” that has been corrected and explained in the description. GEEEZ. It just infuriates me so, I’m sorry if I’m being a bother…
Missme November 3, 2011, 6:24 AM EST.
Awww, look at Chris’s cute face
Also, NOW we’re getting to the bottom (no pun intended) of Mike’s bad mood. Must’ve been an interesting conversation (read: Bad) with Sandy to put him in THAT kind of mood o.O
Chocothunda November 3, 2011, 6:55 AM EST.
Their faces on the last panel
I’m getting a weird feeling that while Lucy and Mike do research, Mike will get a call from Sandy :S
Tastycakez November 3, 2011, 8:50 AM EST.
awwww!!!!! chris is so cute!!!!!~!
Okay enough gushing. I’m really bothered by what Haley said, is mike being grouchy with everyone, because its one thing to feel annoyed with people who you can’t but feel that way but it sounds like he may be venting his frustrations out on others. Although this may explain his behaviour also.
hmmm….. I may not be making any sense
dimes should have stores November 3, 2011, 9:08 AM EST.
hmm…..for some reason even with mike getting upset everytime he gets off the phone with sandy i get the feeling that she isn’t gonna come visit anymore….maybe i’m imaging things or something
Anima November 3, 2011, 10:25 AM EST.
I sense a break up in the future.
Mark this as the day someone predicted with conviction Mike and Sandy breaking up.
Hinochi November 3, 2011, 10:53 AM EST.
Dawh, lookit the cute mini-Mike. Now 100% more adorableness.
Mike, dump Sandy already and fix things with Lucy! DX
Krys the Wytch November 3, 2011, 1:02 PM EST.
Umm does anyone read the authors notes? He isn’t having trouble with Sandy, he is upset when he ISN’T talking to her.
Dracain November 3, 2011, 1:03 PM EST.
Ah Mike… I understand that he’s a bit ****** but that comment outside the house was totally unnecessary! How can such an idiot have such a cute brother?
Me November 3, 2011, 2:22 PM EST.
Looks at Lucy and baby Chris: D’aaaaaaaaw~
Looks at Mike: Dude, don’t interrupt them.
Welgaea November 3, 2011, 3:04 PM EST.
It’s time to annouce the bcb character of the year award!-opens envolope- And it’s Mike’s sister Haley!
Kindle_kat November 3, 2011, 3:56 PM EST.
Hrm well maybe Sandy should see what he’s really like, cause if he gets like this when he is not talking to her I can see a controlling/ abusive boy friend if she stick with him
Pecker Fecker November 3, 2011, 3:57 PM EST.
Ahhh can always leave the “putting Mike in his place” to an older sister! I like this girl already. At least someone’s not afraid to speak their mind.
Shadai November 3, 2011, 4:01 PM EST.
Lol OK read comments first, silly me….YOUNGER sister.
Shadai November 3, 2011, 4:03 PM EST.
Whoops, sister. Ahahahaha! My baad.
Ozimul November 3, 2011, 4:14 PM EST.
Ah it’s too bad the text was read incorrectly. It really would explain things though if Mike really was having fights with Sandy. Actually, it’d be sorta cool. Cause all couples fight and have arguments. Not to mention long distance relationships are even harder to deal with most of the time.
Well, here’s hoping he’s going to be at least a little nicer to Lucy.
Psychnuat November 3, 2011, 4:49 PM EST.
That first panel is beautiful <3 Also I absolutely love how Mike’s siblings have green eyes like him! I am so happy they are talking again..now they just need to fall in love and be all happy and I’ll be happy.
Anon November 3, 2011, 5:10 PM EST.
Chris is Too Cute for Words.
Also. Mike bro, dude! Get your head out of your butt try being nice. Just because you Lucy Tugged on you for years on End, gives you Know excuse to Alienate and Abandon her. get over it and Move the heck on.
AnthonyDafox November 3, 2011, 5:31 PM EST.
chris is..too..cute.. o.o im sure youve heard it a million times but the new art style is comeing along great ^_^
Kuro Kitsune November 3, 2011, 5:48 PM EST.
I agree with Kaylana and Hurr’s comments, but I think that’s only a fraction of why Mike is fed up and angry with Lucy. I think Mike is, at least on some level, genuinely convinced that Lucy does not love him, either as a friend or as a potential love interest. Mike believes that to her, he’s simply a security blanket, as demonstrated in Intervention. When Lucy gave him her confession, he didn’t truly believe that she meant it. This was compounded by page 31 of Back and Forth. And more recently, page 5 of Call Waiting. All this serves is to further confirm Mike’s belief about Lucy. When Mike believed that Lucy did truly care about him, her belligerent and sometimes downright mean attitude was easier to tolerate. Now that he’s convinced she doesn’t care for him, he sees no reason to put up with her. And while Lucy does truly love Mike, his jerkish and standoffish attitude pushes her towards others, which serves to strengthen Mike’s conviction. It’s a vicious cycle.
edgelesspigeon November 3, 2011, 5:57 PM EST.
Edgelesspigeon, you hit the nail exactly on Mikie’s head; I absolutely agree!
Still, though, I can’t help myself to facepalm which I’m sure others felt the same way. Because it doesn’t justify him being a butt face towards Lucy, with his snarky comments and all. We have come to expect from Mikie that he ought to know better.
In my view Mike is a sentimentalist, he wants to have his cake and eat it. He wants to have this would-be relationship with Sandy in his mind, yet be with Lucy in the here and now. Meanwhile, Lucy is too well aware of that, as she tries to maintain their relationship at a distance, in order to protect herself, by being, as you say, ‘belligerent and down right mean attitude.’
As long as Mikie remains a sentimentalist, Lucy is the one who will suffer the most from this estranged relationship.
No, Michael. It’s either one or the other. No one can serve two masters.
Mess November 3, 2011, 6:38 PM EST.
Eva Cann November 3, 2011, 6:42 PM EST.
Mike doesn’t like Lucy getting cozy with his family I suppose? Or is Mike jealous of his little brother getting Lucy’s attention?
WAIT JUST A GOSH DARN MINUTE— December?! Mike’s room?! Taeshi, you’re up to something and I feel like I know what it is…
Nishakun November 3, 2011, 6:47 PM EST.
Nishakun is right.
Dragnite November 3, 2011, 6:53 PM EST.
I agree with you and Edgelesspidgeon about Mike, but not your view of Lucy. She is simply used to interacting with Mike in a “playfully rude” way, if that makes sense. It’s kind of like she’s hoping that by stimulating at least some sort of emotion from Mike, even if it’s bittersweet, he will at least be friends with her. It’s become a habit, for lack of a better word. In the previous page she threatens to hit him, but it is obvious she is very sentimental towards Mike, and (from the comments) most people sensed a old familiarity of friendship between the two. It’s better shown in “First Meeting.” There are other chapters that address this, like “Left Behind,” which adds Sandy into the equation.
The Swimmer November 3, 2011, 7:13 PM EST.
People like you are why I love the comments section! MORE THEORIES HOORAY.
Dragnite November 3, 2011, 7:18 PM EST.
:’D I just came on here to see if there was an update again, and saw that someone mentioned me! Thank you! I didn’t think anyone read my comments <3
Hurr November 3, 2011, 8:11 PM EST.
I forgot Mike had siblings.
joefox November 3, 2011, 8:33 PM EST.
Tonight’s update will be a few hours late. A combination of convention prep, my offloading of footnote compilation and regular sleep have conspired to make a midnight update difficult.
SuitCase November 3, 2011, 8:46 PM EST.
Thanks for telling us.
Deuce Moose November 3, 2011, 9:12 PM EST.
Maishul, it’s not kind to push problems onto others! Tsk tsk.
Pyrofiend November 3, 2011, 9:15 PM EST.
Chris is sad. I think he was a fan of Mike/Lucy.
…and for that cookie that magicly dissapered…
I’d be sad too. :c
Mewkat November 3, 2011, 9:43 PM EST.
Hehe I live in the Pacific time zone (like california, oregon, washington) so a late release aint so bad
No problem, all the stuff you said makes sense! If Mike didnt care he would just be getting this over with. Instead he’s acting all ****** off and crap. Like at the beginning of the chapter when he gets “picked” to be with Lucy.
Dragnite November 3, 2011, 9:43 PM EST.
@catty don’t you mean crampon? Chris is too cute
RohanSpartan November 3, 2011, 9:54 PM EST.
Wait… Did Chris’s cookie just… disappear?
Raven November 3, 2011, 10:30 PM EST.
MOAR! there is never enough gold in the world!
kelsey November 3, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.
thankyou for letting us know about the update dude! besides where i live it comes up at nine! lol. XP
lemme sleep plz November 3, 2011, 10:51 PM EST.
Oh, I agree with you The Swimmer about Lucy’s being “playfully rude”. I’m just saying that this is probably not how Mike perceives it (anymore at least). Lucy definitely is playfully rude, but Mike’s become convinced that this is a sign that she holds no real affection for him, and sees him only as an emotional crutch.
edgelesspigeon November 3, 2011, 10:57 PM EST.
Awwww i love Chris C: <3 they all have nice green eyes ^____^”
is that Mike blushing? is it? IS IT???
back to Sandy is it? >__o
HellinTheCloudz November 3, 2011, 11:10 PM EST.
Lucy being “playfully rude” is a sort of defence mechanism. It allows her to be close to Mike, without running the risk of being _too_ close.
Mike is simply just fed up with it, as edgelesspigeon has outlined.
Cuz now Mike is enjoying his new found cold shoulder powers. haha
Mess November 3, 2011, 11:22 PM EST.
Delay I guess?
kyle November 4, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
@kyle chill the **** out, it’s only been a minute. LITERALLY.
Google November 4, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
O_O at what point was I getting angry/upset/etc? Jezz, ready to jump down my throat there Mr. Sergey Brin
kyle November 4, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
i find it funny that ppl are up just like me waiting for the update. we all love this comic and are addicted to it.
sen November 4, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
sen ur awesome and who cares about the delay the page will come soon
Kyute November 4, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
woah bro, it’s not a bad thing to ask .-.
asking does not imply impatience.
Symphonic November 4, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Tashei wrote its gonna be a few hours delayed
feralsoul November 4, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
**make that suitcase
feralsoul November 4, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
@Feral; thanks for the clarification. I guess i’m a cat, because Curiosity made Google want to kill me… *enrolls with Lucy and her Class even though he’s a Sophmore in college*
kyle November 4, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
these comments about waiting for the update are almost as drama filled as the actual comic itself .
chellby November 4, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Chris= ****ING ADORABLE
I think that’s my favorite panel out of the WHOLE comic!
you have impressed me yet again Ms. Vera, take your time (by ALL means)
Different Adam November 4, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
Read the green boxes people. Suitcase says something about a delay in one of them. Edit- ninja’d
Nope November 4, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
Poor Chris looks so sad at the end of this…
Minty Lime Green November 4, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
I just realised that my B-day is on a Monday this year (Dec. 19th) so I have decided that I will make flood the gallery page with 31 pages of art that day. ^_^
loves you taeshi. anyone with suggestions or request can e-mail me at: email@example.com
(no request after the 18th & I’ll only do 30 so let me know) these will only be posted here & my deviant art page. the zero’s look like O’s.
sen November 4, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Whats your DA account name?
Deuce Moose November 4, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
hahaa, I like his sister already. 8D
The whole Mike x Lucy thing.. I’m still on that team. Especially because their colors look so pretty with the snow. O_o
Fangirl November 4, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
you might want to refrain from posting your email here x’D
i’m not too sure about rules and whatnot for comments
but i would think just posting to your dA page and asking for notes would be a bit… “better”
not to say it’s bad, just being a little cautious.
anyway on topic.
i didn’t think this new style fit before
i can say that i have been proved wrong.
and that Chris is adorable.
Symphonic November 4, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
not badgering or anything >.<;
but I’m not crazy right? it is Friday? :3” I SERIOUSLY JUST WANNA MAKE SURE I’M NOT CRAZY.
also yes. adorable baby brother is adorable. but I was expecting the sister’s shirt to be a dress :’3”
&furtherontopic. HOW DARE LUCY DARE TO ENJOY HIS FAMILY THAT SHE GREW UP KNOWING. HOW DARE SHE!!! -sarcastic rage- geeze Mikey. peeved much? ;3
edit: ohh, just saw the comment note~ I thought I was losing it for a sec cx
annon November 4, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
my yahoo email is just for junk, but my DA account name is Sen008
not sure why the zero’s keep looking like the letter O
sen008 November 4, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
it’ll be out in a few hours annon ^.^
chellby November 4, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
Deuce Moose November 4, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
I would actually be quite amused if Sandy gives Mike a call while Lucy is over, then proceeds to dump him. It would finally complete the gradual swapping of personalities between Mike and Lucy as of late, and Lucy would most likely show him a little sympathy this time despite how he’s been acting. It would actually work well story-wise, as Mike isn’t the type to jump from girl to girl. He’d be angsting for a while if that happened, not looking for someone new. Thus more tension for the readers, as Mike is now single. Cue inner turmoil from Lucy and Daisy.
I actually find that outcome more appealing the more I think about it. O_o Anyone agree?
The Observer November 4, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
@ The Observer
I think the only problem with that would be the fact that one of the ways we’ve been motivated to help Mike reach Sandy is to buy the book.. It’ s GOING to happen, and they already have something planned..
:) November 4, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
yeah pull the stick out AND BEAT HIM TO DEATH WITH IT
Thespianut November 4, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
It wouldn’t make much sense though. I can’t see Sandy dumping Mike for no apparent reason. The only way she would is if she meets someone else in her career or doesn’t want to hurt Mike with a long distance relationship. Or if her mother forced her to dump Mike because he’s not socially acceptable for Sandy or something.
And if that did happen I could see him raging at Lucy and then come crawling to her shortly after his bout of depression ends and he realizes Lucy can be substitute Sandy again.
Daisy would have a lot of turmoil though, I can agree with that. Unless she got over Mike entirely.
Minty Lime Green November 4, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
@ the Observer
That would be… awesome! Sadly though… Theres like 20 pages left. Too much time to do that. And Sandy probably wont dump him as she’s busy a lot and Mike could be the only guy or even thing she’s interested in…
Dragnite November 4, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
well, i find it more appealing as i think of paulo getting hit by a semi truck going 200mph, but i doubt veronica is going to do that, Observer…
before tons of comments appear complaining about the update being late, give it a break… it’s annoying hearing children whine.
Thanatos November 4, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
Deuce Moose November 4, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
I like the not-so-subtle air of superiority you’re giving off. I find it amusing.
Fedora Warrior November 4, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
again, the drama here is amusing as hell
anyway @ the observer: i would personally like to see mike and sandy fight first, give more background into sandy’s life, then have him and lucy have a confrontation then.
chellby November 4, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
@ The Observer
that quite an interesting plot, though it might make Mike angry to have Lucy over if it did happen. She can try and comfort him but he may turn on her like “are you HAPPY now?” as if to say it would have been something she wanted.
And it’s not an unlikely possibility for her to call and dump him. after all we haven’t followed Sandy at all accept for that one comic run. Even then we saw how unhappy she could get about things. What is to say Sandy doesn’t want a relationship close to home?
It’s hard to say, because that would be a relatively normal outcome. They may have something else deeper planned but that depends on how “normal” of drama this comic will stick with.
Jax November 4, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.
Watch as there’s like… none. lol
Dragnite November 4, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.
I’m sure someone has pointed this out before, but if you think about it, MikexSandy is a relationship which is based almost solely on Fish, Looks, and Nostalgia. That’s not to say i’m condemning them, Like @Chellby i want to see some more background for Sandy before i make a decision about her. and I am not saying its a stupid basis for a relationship, it brings to mind Romeo and Juliet, but i am trying to make the point that the only thing that is keeping mike and Sandy together may verywell be the fact that they live so far apart.
Haha, like i said mostly playing devils advocate at this point, but I’ll be interested to see what others have to say.
Deuce Moose November 4, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.
Romeo and Juliet was a ****** story, anyways. We all know how that one ended.
:) November 4, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
why isnt it updating
D\'AW November 4, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
@:), while i agree it wasn’t that great, there is a reason it is considered a classic piece of literature. and again, we do know how that ended… just think about it.
Deuce Moose November 4, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.
Read SuitCase’s comment.
Thanatos may be right :l
Dragnite November 4, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
I like the lion king 2 ending better, it was based offa Romeo and Juliet and I adored the ending x D
Edit: And guys don’t get your panties in a bundle whenever someone comes by asking for the update, not everyone thinks of looking at the previous comments to find an answer ^.^;;;;
Chellby November 4, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
They all have green eyes? Improbable but not impossible so I’ll go with it.
Mike doesn’t deserve too much hate. There is reason behind the way he’s been acting. He’s trying to rid himself of Lucy to be with Sandy, though he isn’t doing this very efficiently. Almost seems like revenge, or at least getting even for how she generally treated him in the past. “Shoot me with a gun and I’ll shoot back with the same one.”
Krieger November 4, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.
@Thanatos: your comments seem to have a lot a rage, might you focus that energy elsewhere, such as destroying the credit system or organized religion.
sen008 November 4, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
It’s updating late today. Should update soon though, so don’t worry. Everyone is probably refreshing their pages ever couple minutes lol
You may not care for the story, but Deuce Moose is right. It’s a classic that everyone knows of for a reason.
Minty Lime Green November 4, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
Aww but I’m an organized… religion… person? I dont want Thanatos’ rage
ANYWAYS. Yeah. Im refreshing this page a lot.
Dragnite November 4, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.
I’m sorry, Deuce Moose, but I disagree with your views on Mike and Sandy entirely. Their relationship is built on plenty of other foods besides just fish. Don’t forget, it’s also built on grades!
Random Internet Loser November 4, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.
another dialogue suggestion for last panel… ahem say “that appears when he isn’t on the phone with sandy” perhaps? :?
lemme sleep plz November 4, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.
Sry i guess i forgot the lobster or what ever it was. haha
Deuce Moose November 4, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.
And the cake lol
Random Internet Loser November 4, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
I think the fact that Sandy dodges the question whenever Mike asks if they can meet is slightly suspicious. She’s talking about missing him and he offers to make plans, but all Sandy says it that she’ll ask her mother. That was wayyyyyy back. Also Sandy is fine with Tess paying for Mike to see her, then suddenly said she’d be in Europe that week. It might be her mother’s doing, but I have to wonder if her mom even knows of Mike’s existence.
My theory reflects my own experience actually. I was in a love with someone for a year, and her parents had to move to the other side of the country. We stayed together at a distance, but after 6 months I couldn’t feel the same as before. I ended it after a great deal of struggling to make a decision, but the sad part was that she still insisted we could be together. Mike is sure about their love, but I think Sandy is most likely where I was years ago.
The Observer November 4, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
This comic will be posted on my birthday Squeee. No but seriously, Chris is adorable x5500.98. And I feel like they all should not have green eyes
Edit: and by this comic I mean the one due any second now :3
Shelby November 4, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.
I wonder if haleys brother are as big a pain in the *** as mine……
N-Star November 4, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.
That’s why I made the notion that Sandy’s mother may not feel Mike is socially acceptable for her daughter. I don’t think Sandy would initiate a breakup unless her mother forced her to do so.
Minty Lime Green November 4, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.
Must not fall asleep till update………………
Pepe Le Pew November 4, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.
@Deuce Moose: I completely agree with you. so many ppl out there are hatting on Sandy but we don’t really know much about her or her relationship with Mike. the facts that we do know are these:
1. she and Daisy were friends
2. Sue knows something about her but can’t remember
3. She & Mike are in a relationship
4. she isn’t happy (she seems lonely/depressed)
if anything, her relationship with Mike seems like the only thing Sandy is in control of. I reread that chapter & I’m thinking that the pressure her mom is putting on her is going to make her snap. I almost expect Sandy to commit suicide from the stress/loneliness rather than her break up with Mike. I do see her mom making her break up with Mike, it would make sense.
sen November 4, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
Ah slightly more evidence in the most recent tumbler question. Mike says he hopes Sandy will visit, implying that after close to a year together Sandy hasn’t put effort into making plans. I may be looking too much into this though. The Analyst might be a more suitable nickname for me. -_-
Edit: Ah sorry Minty, I do agree with you there. I could see her mom doing that.
The Observer November 4, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.
That’s exactly what i was thinking, minus the suicide part, but i can see how you could get that from the context if we are interpreting it correctly. and i really want to know what Sue thought she remembered about Sandy.
Deuce Moose November 4, 2011, 1:40 AM EST.
That last part about suicide is a little extreme, don’t u think?
N-Star November 4, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.
@Shelby: HAPPY BIRTHDAY
sen November 4, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.
@N-Star: think about it, she’s a young girl with a lot of pressure on her and little time for a normal social life. if you reread the chapter that focused on Sandy you’ll see that she’s unhappy with her life & she hit her locker for no apparent reason. sadly many ppl have committed suicide over less dramatic reasons. and some ppl can’t handle that type of high society social lifestyle, Jasmine was in a similar situation but she was able to talk to her parents about letting up on her extra activities so she could have a life. Maybe Sandy’s mom is like one of those crazy obsessed “pageant moms” that push their kids into the limelight and never consider the child’s feelings.
sen November 4, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.
Ah! Yes! Pageant moms! That’s what I was thinking of earlier but forgot what exactly I wanted to reference. Thanks lol
That actually sort of seems like what her mom could be like, as Sandy seems incredibly unhappy with her current situation.
However, she could be unhappy for a different matter entirely as well. I don’t think any of us really know a whole lot about Sandy to be able to form any concrete theories sadly.
Minty Lime Green November 4, 2011, 1:56 AM EST.
Sen hit the nail on the head there. I almost forgot the scene where Sandy punched the locker. While I don’t see Taeshi killing her off, I do think Sandy resents her mother a little. The girl missed out on part of her childhood, and her schedule doesn’t look to be letting up for a long time.
Oh, and I can’t resist: SANDY SMASH!!!
The Observer November 4, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.
wow, they’re not snowed in. Boy am I wrong.
Zerreth November 4, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.
Ahhh this story is starting to hit a little close to home…Why does he have to treat her that way…
Hojo McOjo November 4, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
Well, I doubt the dialogue will be changed but I suggest splitting it up into two sentences, like this.
“Maybe you can get rid of the stick up his ***. He get’s like this whenever he’s not talking to Sandy.” Not great I guess, but better perhaps…
X-strike-fire-dragon November 4, 2011, 2:24 AM EST.
Lucy! Lucy! -hearts-
It’s just so… adorable! Damn you Chris, can’t you see we’re trying to have an angstfest here?
The Observer November 4, 2011, 2:44 AM EST.
WILL NOT FALL ASLEEEEEEEPPP… SCREW SCHOOL TOM AT SIX THIRTY WE ARE TALKIN BCB HERE. 8F must sssstaaaaaayyyyy awwwwaaaaakkkeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzz………… ‘,8F
lemme sleep plz November 4, 2011, 3:09 AM EST.
Gahh staying up for this will be hard :l
I mean I cant wake up and read it I forget stuff in the morning
Dragnite November 4, 2011, 3:15 AM EST.
I hear ya all. I can’t possibly go to bed now. Just knowing my luck, BCB will be updated as soon as I lay down. I can’t allow that to happen. @_@
So I will continue to refresh this page every five or ten minutes.
I love this comic so much! <3 Though I don’t normally post comments to it. =P
Melly November 4, 2011, 3:23 AM EST.
I saw bcb a year ago, read a bit, and dismissed it as lame teenage angsty bullcrap. I gave it another shot two months ago for some random reason ( boredom), and I can’t believe how absorbing it is. I am a huge fan of character development, and bcb has it in spades. If this was a book, it would be easy to mistake the characters for humans. Great work with the storytelling, Taeshi. I despise shippers, yet I can’t help but participate as well. >_<
Lucy or Daisy with Mike
Jazz (favorite) with Paulo
The Observer November 4, 2011, 3:43 AM EST.
I have never had to wait for a new one to come out, god the wait is killing me.
Kinataro November 4, 2011, 3:57 AM EST.
*hands coffee to everyone*
Stay sharp everyone! The night cannot end until we have had our BCB fix!
revengineer November 4, 2011, 3:58 AM EST.
The only reason I’ve been able to wait THIS long is that Lucy is so happy looking in that one panel, and It’s nice to see.
HyperBallistic November 4, 2011, 3:59 AM EST.
Chris looks like he’s eating a tree ornament… O.o
The Silent Watcher November 4, 2011, 4:02 AM EST.
The good thing is it’s only 7pm where I live so I can stay up for much longer and wait for the update.
JetFire November 4, 2011, 4:09 AM EST.
I think I’ll turn in, lol.
I’ll wake up early and read it I suppose. :3
Dragnite November 4, 2011, 4:10 AM EST.
Wow Taeshi must know i have a paper to write due tommorow and i shouldn’t waste my time waiting for comics to update LOL
Voice November 4, 2011, 4:23 AM EST.
LOL or if you look up throught the comments Suitecase says that update will be a few hours late, funny so will my paper
Voice November 4, 2011, 4:26 AM EST.
TAESHI turned us up into furry-drama-webcomic starving zombies ñ.ñ
Loki November 4, 2011, 4:27 AM EST.
It’s still 4:20 PM from where I am; I can wait all night!
Harris012 November 4, 2011, 4:27 AM EST.
Man this is the latest update Ive experienced so far
Usually its only a few minutes or an hour late
Kaizy November 4, 2011, 4:41 AM EST.
Hm, actually suicide is a possibility. This comic seems to explore all kinds of emotional stresses on teenagers, so a suicide from a cast member probably isn’t completely out of the question. Although it WAS just hinted at with Lucy and Augustus’s conversation, so maybe that’s all the dipping into that subject this series will go.
Or, someone does try to commit suicide but is stopped.
Rambling aside, that is actually a believable way to end the Sandy/Mike dilemma (dilemma for those who ship Lucy/Mike or Mike/anyoneelse that is), and a lot more believable than Mike or Sandy breaking it off. Well OK someone made a good argument for Sandy’s feelings changing too, although I think the “Mom makes her break it off” is a bit more likely.
Personally I want Sandy to realize what a butt of a boyfriend she has, but that’s just me. I like Sandy, she’s the only one in this comic who hasn’t given me a reason to roll my eyes, but she’s too distant a character for me to really ship her with anyone. I’m with everyone who wants more Sandy development.
Shadai November 4, 2011, 4:44 AM EST.
I think the computer that automatically loads the comics is broken.
CSchlotterer November 4, 2011, 4:54 AM EST.
your idea of sandy’s mom breaking up the relationship is just like what happened to my ex and me… twice . but this was easily like.. 4 years ago, but still a very true idea, and i’d love to see mike get his just deserts for being such a idiot to everyone including lucy. karma karma karma :3
btw, 4:55, no update yet :I
inumaru November 4, 2011, 4:55 AM EST.
i don’t think that Lucy is suicidal at all. I think she’s trying to figure out what Augustus is up to. Remember the end of pillow talk? Also Lucy’s not the type of girl to fall for/open up to a guy she barely knows. when it comes to dating, Lucy is more likely to go out with someone that she’s been friends with ( I know cause I was like that in high school). she has trust issues and dating someone she doesn’t know that well wouldn’t be in her character.
I believe that Lucy has enough common sense to know when someone is trying to pull a fast one. either that or she just has a suspicious nature. I believe that Lucy is trying to get “close” to Augustus so she can find out everything she can about him and what he’s up to, so that she can be prepared to protect her friends if needed
sen November 4, 2011, 5:02 AM EST.
@CSchlotterer: Taeshi & Suitcase are getting ready for a convention. SuitCase made a post in the comments a long while ago that the update for today will be late.
to be honest, it may not be up until this afternoon. remember when they came out for the last convention? don’t worry, there’s still 19hrs and 53 mins left in the day.
sen November 4, 2011, 5:06 AM EST.
@Shadai: That idea of breaking up the relationship could actually work… I’ve been thinking about that as well.
@inumaru: If that happens, I can’t wait to see Mike’s face after that, and everyone else’s; most especially Lucy at that.
Wow, talk about passing the time.
Harris012 November 4, 2011, 5:08 AM EST.
Just a reminder everyone, Suitcase said the update would be a few hours late. Just be patient. Second note: Mike’s brother is adorable. That is all.
Seikyuu November 4, 2011, 5:21 AM EST.
eee yup. nothing like talking about possible outcomes of a story at 5: 24 in the morning no sleep silly nuts!!!! what else to talk about ??
inumaru November 4, 2011, 5:25 AM EST.
“Reappears”…would adequately convey the meaning, I think.
Gryph November 4, 2011, 5:42 AM EST.
its friday morning, wheres the new page??
ftu November 4, 2011, 5:48 AM EST.
@ ftu: it’s been delayed, ether get some sleep or wait till at least 7 hrs or so later
inumaru November 4, 2011, 5:52 AM EST.
I gotta get to school in five minutes, WHERE IS THIS COMIC?! I waited two whole days for the Friday comic, where on God’s Earth is it?
REALLY REALLY BIGUSERNAME November 4, 2011, 6:21 AM EST.
@shadai: I can’t really see Sandy’s mom breaking them up, Sandy seems pretty aware of what she wants out of life and she isn’t going to let her mom bully her into giving that up. I suppose Sandy’s feelings could change, and I’ve always thought they could, but that would be pretty contrived and a cop-out at this stage, especially from such a minor character. Sandy isn’t likely to see Mike as a bad guy since apparently he’s only nice to her these days.
All this suicide talk scares me, and not just because it’s a difficult topic. If it isn’t handled right this comic will get destroyed, just because the tone changes so much. I’m hoping that such things never get beyond Lucy’s darkest thoughts.
revengineer November 4, 2011, 6:22 AM EST.
rev here is right lets keep the beat a positive one kay? @revengineer strong words friend strong words..btw wasnt the comic supposed to update today?
Siriuswolf November 4, 2011, 6:43 AM EST.
Yeah it was to update but Taeshi is doing good keep it up. wooooooooooooo…..t
Chibiterasu November 4, 2011, 7:10 AM EST.
Waitin 7 hrs and waitin many more :3
YoungVegeta November 4, 2011, 7:38 AM EST.
I’d sugest changing Haley’s dialoge to; “Maybe you can fix the stick up his *** that appers when ever he’s not talking with Sandy”.
Anyways, when would you supose the update would occur? Not trying to nag or anything, but I’m just curious. (It’s 6:40 here, right now.)
Mewkat November 4, 2011, 7:40 AM EST.
I’m at home waitin fo the update and its not here.
I REFRESHED LIKE 10 TIMES.
ROZON November 4, 2011, 8:14 AM EST.
Goddamit people the comic is FREE!
I would understand the Y U NO UPDATE if you had to pay for this
Gabu November 4, 2011, 8:24 AM EST.
I enjoy this comic and I’m not going to complain that the new page is later than usual because Taeshi is a darling giving us all this yayness for free. ^w^
Captain Lechy November 4, 2011, 8:34 AM EST.
This was the final BCB comic.
The entire thing was a lead-up to the last panel.
Mike having a stick up his *** is the comic’s punchline.
Slick November 4, 2011, 8:40 AM EST.
Has everyone else adjusted to the new style? When I first saw it I was hesitant, but now I just find it pretty. Hard to believe I’ve only been around for two artistic changes in this comic. It feels like I’ve been reading for years (which is in no way what-so-ever a bad thing). I love this comic. It gets me through my week. So I have three tests on Wednesday? That sucks, but at least there’s going to be a new BCB post!
akipolies November 4, 2011, 8:41 AM EST.
Indeed, I likez these comics, a minor delay is no problem
MonsieurWTF November 4, 2011, 9:45 AM EST.
Lucy is way too good for him. I’m glad she seems to be getting over him or at least surviving it. Mike! Why have you become such an ***? I miss when he used to be a kinda sweet guy… and what happened to that chapter that Mike said he was glad to have a friend like her and how dependable she was and all? Amazing what liking another girl does to the guy |: I’m dissapointed at how Mike’s personality has turned out, but love how Lucy is developing… hurrrrrr.
Hoseki November 4, 2011, 9:47 AM EST.
oh few i am happy they didn’t update it last night i went to bed at threee and freaked out this morning! lol. *waits patiently with a smile*
I love this comic guys. the characters may be douches as are some of the commentary people… but its an absolutly amazing comic
lemme sleep plz November 4, 2011, 9:53 AM EST.
Heh. Things go as we should be expecting it. So, who else enjoyed the chapter? I did! Depth, discussion, and Mike got a bit of what comes from being over-the-top hostile all the time. People need to notice current events more and that may yet help. Not holding my breath or anything, but it’s possible.
EDIT: Maybe… It seems it isn’t just Lucy. He’s that way with at least Hayley as well. Character development, or, as I like to say: Learning! My interest was far from fading and now it’s piqued.
Hoheh November 4, 2011, 10:02 AM EST.
Its actually kinda cool to have these delays between pages, you get to analyze! As opposed to bulk releases.
Dragnite November 4, 2011, 10:13 AM EST.
I see some benefit in Lucy getting actively supportive of Mike and Sandy. It will distract from, and bring some closure to, the hurt. It will make him see Lucy in a new and friendlier light. And, should, Lord forbid, the two break up, there will be a shoulder fur the hurting ex-boyfriend to cry on. Lucy would gain emotional strength if she spent a stint as Mike’s crutch. Their friendship would benefit from something of the sort.
EDIT: I’m not condemning anyone or any relationship. I’m not ship flavoring the statement. This story is too good to do that to, so I’ll read and see where that goes. BCBFTW. It’s good stuff. Drop the hate, forgive the characters, and enjoy the show. Might as well let the anger go.
Hoheh November 4, 2011, 10:26 AM EST.
ahaha, can’t you imagine that chris is probably what mike looked like when he was young also, chris seems to like lucy a lot just like mike
Veronica/Taeshi, is everything alright? it has been a very long time since an update has been *this* late. I hope your not too stressed out or tired or something. I don’t think many people post comments about your well being … but i’m sure everybody cares. If you are unwell, i hope you get better
Sincerely, random person that loves bcb
bcblover November 4, 2011, 10:33 AM EST.
where is the new page???
i can imagines mike rooms full of pictures of sandy and gifts she has sent him
enxhi November 4, 2011, 10:34 AM EST.
OH GOD THAT KID IS SO CUTE!
Ice Shield November 4, 2011, 10:44 AM EST.
If he talks to sandy while Lucy is there…pfffff i hope sandy see’s the diffraince between the phone and real life HECK! i bet she doasn’t know how he acting like now
Can’t hide things forever mike from your love one :3
Flaze November 4, 2011, 10:46 AM EST.
The fact that Mike is upset about not being able to be with Sandy physically suggests that it won’t last…unless of course they find time to be with each other. He will only be able to take this feeling for so long. Something’s gotta give
Iris November 4, 2011, 10:54 AM EST.
O.o when is the last time they mentioned lucy’s def ear…?
Lsquared November 4, 2011, 10:57 AM EST.
the new page…. Y U NO APPEAR?!
i’ve been waiting for 2 days D’:
Kyuuu November 4, 2011, 11:08 AM EST.
Come on!! New page we miss you!!
Cymy-nyah~ November 4, 2011, 11:26 AM EST.
New page…. any minute now @_@
Alex November 4, 2011, 11:27 AM EST.
new page! new page! new page!
Eva Cann November 4, 2011, 11:31 AM EST.
hehee, lookit that cute little critter! how could one resist?
Sarge November 4, 2011, 11:32 AM EST.
Geez, people, cool it! She’ll get around to it, just wait. She doesn’t need a billion reminders to hit her in the face all at once!
Sarge November 4, 2011, 11:33 AM EST.
Seriously, you guys, shut up. Be glad she even updates this as much as she does, some webcomics post, like, once a week. It’ll come when it comes, so sit down, relax, and have some tea.
Also, Chris is adorable. Seriously.
PhantomCat November 4, 2011, 11:41 AM EST.
New page zombies.
Neewwwww paaaagggeee. Neeewwwwwwppppaaaggggeeeee!!!!
Ven November 4, 2011, 11:43 AM EST.
yes the new page will be out i am excited but im not acting like a spazz CALMYOTITS
Chaotix November 4, 2011, 12:05 PM EST.
That face… It’s like you poke his nose like a button and it turns into something so super adorable you want to hug him. D8 Needs more Chris.
Milly November 4, 2011, 12:26 PM EST.
it says tire. not tired
Hannah November 4, 2011, 4:32 PM EST.
Chris is so cuteee!!!! That face just brightens my day every time I see it!
“…so you won’t have to come over again.” Oh stop being mean, Mike. What is with you. And I understand the dialogue. You just have to think for a second to get it.
JC November 4, 2011, 5:29 PM EST.
It kinda looks like that Mike’s sister and little brother are I dunno kinda grayish-green fur its just the lighting?
Pretzeled face November 5, 2011, 2:21 PM EST.
its been a long december-chapter and theres reason to beelieve maybe mike will be nicer in the end :c
does any one else think of that song when they see the chapter title?
moo November 6, 2011, 3:27 PM EST.
@Hannah That’s the correct way to say it. It’s the present tense of tired.
CountryFox November 21, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.
Haddi November 24, 2011, 7:48 PM EST.
in the last pannel, lucy is loading her finger gun.
curtisimo - BANG!
curtisimo November 25, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
This page says a lot. Thanks for the info, Hayley. Blaming Lucy’s dumb.
Hoheh December 30, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
Haley that is the most oldest reference i can remember. perfect timing.
the fry pwnr January 30, 2012, 12:47 AM EST.
to bad Haley doesn’t know that the stick that has worked up mike’s *** is knowing Lucy.
i don't know April 1, 2012, 9:25 PM EST.
Im done making why not zoidberg comments now, but you will see me in the future, better sandcrab outa here.
WOOP WOOP WOOP WOOP WOOP WOOP
Dr. Zoidberg June 23, 2012, 5:18 AM EST.
I’m liking her already!
Vloggmus Prime October 7, 2012, 8:19 AM EST.
Last panel: WHAT?!?!?!
Sarathewise February 1, 2013, 11:23 PM EST.
and it would seem Haley hit the bullseye
SimonD April 16, 2013, 9:01 PM EST.
Chris is so cwwuuuuute
Shadow September 28, 2013, 3:52 AM EST.
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