December — Page 17
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Veronica’s Commentary

I know that they are playing a Super Nintendo and the character on screen is clearly not Nintendo-related, BUT MAKING DUMB NERDY REFERENCES IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONSISTENCY. Super Boxer Champions was crazy progressive with characters from all over the console world, THAT IS THE SCORE AND I AM STICKING TO IT.

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370 Reader Comments On This Page

Comment ID #189102

I what’s wrong with mike?

A November 9, 2011, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #189103

Heh…Mike is finally acting like his old self…glad to see it.

Nate November 9, 2011, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #189104

HA
GUILTY FACE :P mike’s takin’ a trip on the guilty train!

Though I slightly do feel bad for him… *awaits haters*

Epicosity November 9, 2011, 10:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #189105

Someone is feeling a little saaaaaad. Hopefully mike will feel better soon

Silver Takashi November 9, 2011, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #189106

I KNEW IT! HE GOT SOFT!

Mayonaka November 9, 2011, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #189107

A fighting game with Dr. Robotnik would be the best game ever. So many potential movesets.
I love the facial expressions on this page. :D

Niran November 9, 2011, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #189108

But it is nice to see them having fun again

A November 9, 2011, 10:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #189109

Can i just say…. WOOOOOO!!!!!
<3

Bridgeotto November 9, 2011, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #189110

Oh, how I’ve missed this adorableness. <3

C’mon, Mike. Let’s all be friends again, huh?

Melly November 9, 2011, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #189111

It’s good to see them together as friends again.

Yealogh November 9, 2011, 10:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #189112

YAY! MIKEY! Have you realized yet how dumb both of you have been acting? I sure hope so!

Amber November 9, 2011, 10:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #189113

The only question is, “Will it last?”

Xenos November 9, 2011, 10:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #189114

SONIC OVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
That reference made my day. Also, happiness! How refreshing!

TheMysteriousMan November 9, 2011, 10:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #189115

Happy times at last :D

Doomworks November 9, 2011, 10:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #189116

y wuld he b feeln quilty 4 havn fun w/lucy?! There’s nothn 2 b quilty about! I’m sooooooooo glad their bein friends again :)

yoyo November 9, 2011, 10:18 AM EST.

Comment ID #189117

Dawww~ They’re becoming friends again! <3

Lolly November 9, 2011, 10:19 AM EST.

Comment ID #189118

hate to point it out but,

typ-o in second panel.

thatonedude November 9, 2011, 10:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #189119

Feelin’ small now, Mikey?

Also notice his green blanket

Didn’t Lucy use to have a green blanket?

SushiJaguar November 9, 2011, 10:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #189120

What’s this…GUILT?! On Mike?! =D

Shadowman November 9, 2011, 10:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #189121

Lucy looks a bit sad on 10th panel.. feels like I’m about to see a crying scene next page. D:

UGH, can’t they just forget the **** that happened and act like usual?!

I don’t like writing out my teories about what is about to happen, but it feels like Sandy is about to call right when Lucy is off getting drinks. And Mike is gonna have a all happy-happy chat with her, while Lucy is standing outside with drinks, listening. Then just leave or something.
It’s always like that in movies, so I hope Taeshi stays unexpectable as always, cause that’s the last thing I wanna see. orz

On another note; 3rd panel.
It’s suppose to be “was” not “as”, right? ;)

Yumikarp November 9, 2011, 10:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #189122

thatonedude and Yumikarp, whoops! I totally forgot the “w”. If you refresh the image, it’s fixed. Thanks for pointing it out!

Taeshi November 9, 2011, 10:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #189123

…And then Lucy mentions Sandy or Mike mentions Sandy or Jordan runs by screaming “Saaandy” and they go back to square one.

But I really like seeing happy Mike again! And bawww, sad Mike in the last panel! D:

Kibondo November 9, 2011, 10:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #189124

BACK TO GOOD OL’ MIKE!

Ice Sheild November 9, 2011, 10:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #189125

Ha! He’s torn. BTW I love that Robotnick is in a fighting game

Iris November 9, 2011, 10:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #189126

This page makes me so happy. *crieshappytearsofjoy*

Mocha November 9, 2011, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #189127

I know its been said before but it is really nice to see them acting like friends again, I knew they would at least open up a little. BEHOLD THE HEALING POWER OF VIDEO GAMES!! Hehe

Dracain November 9, 2011, 10:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #189128

And then his cell phone will ring and he will be on the phone with Sandra and —
No, just kidding

FShounen November 9, 2011, 10:49 AM EST.

Comment ID #189129

You mean Sandy. >=> :D
Anyway, glad to see them happy again, but I am expecting a very sad moment next page.

Tudor November 9, 2011, 10:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #189130

That…That’s Robotnik. What the hell is Robotnik doing there?! XD

Lolbot November 9, 2011, 10:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #189131

Poor Mike, feels all crappy now for being mean.


I HEAR AN APOLOGY COMING ON! :D

QuakeIV November 9, 2011, 10:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #189132

Cue heartfelt discussion, and either making up, or moar drama.

Or she’s like “Hey lol let’s practice for the play WAIT **** WE HAVE A KISS SCENE.”
“…”
“*nomnomnom*”

Sparkfur November 9, 2011, 10:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #189133

what is this? where is the mean mike and his cruel remarks, eh he’ll get back to it when they are done playing games

Blank13 November 9, 2011, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #189134

Sonic the Hedgehog OVA reference. *thumbs up*

Anarael November 9, 2011, 10:53 AM EST.

Comment ID #189135

It’s nice to see things are coming back together now, but i wonder what’s on mikes mind now?

Anima November 9, 2011, 10:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #189136

That’s the way to do it Lucy!!!
You won’t win him over by being emo… you gotta show him what he’s missing out on.

(though personally, I don’t want Lucy and Mike to be together… I really don’t.)

Lunacy November 9, 2011, 10:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #189137

Aah Guilt.
Many people know you well.
No one more so than Mike however.

Hinochi November 9, 2011, 10:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #189138

Mike knows she’s a great girl. Come on, show it to her MIke! End it now or bring it to the MAX! Come on! XD

Monanniverse November 9, 2011, 11:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #189139

@Taeshi: “DUMB NERDY REFERENCES IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONSISTENCY”…
Milady, you made my day :-D

Mike: *hugs*

Lucy: “I spent some nights at home practicing like hell JUST to be good enough…”, feels more like, “I spent many days doing my very best JUST to be good enough… for you”.
*hugs* for you too.

PS: I would say, Taeshi, you make my day thrice per week ;-)

SoFtHeSiX November 9, 2011, 11:04 AM EST.

Comment ID #189140

hmm i have the theory that sandy told him something like “everything is fine if you stop beeing still so close with her” that could be a reason why he tried to get lucy off and also why he looks like he feels guilty now, maybe he feels guilty because playing and laughing with lucy isnt what sandy wants. :D

but thats just a fast build theory, i am probably wrong and he looks like that just because he feels guilty for his past behaviour to lucy. Mad Lucy

in the end we will anyway see whats going on 8-)

have a virtual hug, veronica ^^

anonymus November 9, 2011, 11:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #189141

Yay progress in how to handle their relationship!!! Yes!

mdg245 November 9, 2011, 11:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #189142

Yay, friendship! I think Mike finds it easier to accept Lucy as a friend than to ignore her, but he still doesn’t know if he wants to be friends with her anymore. Aww, Mike, I know that something will come ruin this awesome moment, and that makes me sad.

KiwiKoala November 9, 2011, 11:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #189143

Mike looks guilty in the last panel. Guilty about having fun with Lucy, or about treating her like crap for the last few months, or something else entirely? I’m looking forward to the Friday update…

Aken November 9, 2011, 11:10 AM EST.

Comment ID #189144

i still hate him Mad Lucy he’s not a good friend, how can she stand him??

Celsy November 9, 2011, 11:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #189145

YAY! MIKE’S NOT BEING A TOTAL DOUCHE! Alright, here’s my guess NOW. Mike still loved Lucy but he also loved Sandy and he felt loyal to Sandy, so he acted like a jerk to Lucy. The reason he was a jerk to everyone else is because it hurt him to have to treat Lucy that way and he felt really stressed all the time, so he took it out on everyone else.

Flashbomb7 November 9, 2011, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #189146

I think I agree with Epicosity. Mike does look guilty but I do also feel kind of bad for him.

Skygaze November 9, 2011, 11:25 AM EST.

Comment ID #189147

Yay! this just made my day. thank you so much Taeshi. I love it when they play together.

Deuce Moose November 9, 2011, 11:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #189148

If you could play as Floyd from Jet Force Gemini, I would by that game. I would by that game so hard.

MoonHitler November 9, 2011, 11:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #189149

I have a feeling there is a gigantic PLOT TWIST behind all this. How can there not be eh. It is just too simple like this!! :)

TehLulzinator November 9, 2011, 11:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #189150

It’s great to see happiness between them again. <3 Though I share the same feeling it might be short lived. :<

Even if they don’t end up as a pair it’ll be nice they can remain as close friends. Though the mental torture they put each other through isn’t healthy but with age that might change… Hopefully.

Mike is looking a little sad/guilty in that last shot. Weather he’s guillty for pushing Lucy off or because he is with Lucy while dating Sandy, I see both as possabilities. Either way he needs to enjoy it while it lasts. My guess is Sandy’s so busy she probably won’t even have this kind of fun with him if he sticks around with her.

Jax November 9, 2011, 11:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #189151

I too am wondering why mike feel guilty as well. XD

NightFang November 9, 2011, 11:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #189152

celsy… how can you say he isn’t a good friend?

he saved her life on several occasions, he protected her for years, he saved her from being raped… so he made mistakes, but he was there for her alot of the time.

mike was even in love with her, but what did lucy ever do to him?

SHE TREATED HIM LIKE ****.

she never returned his feelings, despite her obviously sharing them, she just kept hiding her feelings and being a bitch, making him feel bad, kicking him out of her house, and so much more…

she almost never stood up for mike, she didn’t care most of the time what was happening to him.

that is really one of the most stupid things you could’ve ever said, honestly.

Thanatos November 9, 2011, 11:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #189153

Awesome! a break from the animosity between Lucy and Mike, getting pretty depressing for a while…

BM November 9, 2011, 11:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #189154

Hmm. Interesting, very interesting. Mike’s finally showing some… guilt. Can’t wait until Friday, now….. Good stuff. I seriously hope Mike apologizes, and in turn Lucy apologizes for being a bitch to him all these years. And then they can move forward.

Amaris November 9, 2011, 11:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #189155

In the last few panels, it looks like he directly between his phone and the game controller, representing Sandy and Lucy respectively. He looks guilty in the last panel, and isn’t looking at one any more than the other and its definitely ambiguous to whom he feels guilty towards. It could be Sandy because he’s having fun with Lucy while he can’t even physically see Sandy. Or, the more popular thought is that he’s feeling guilty for being a butt to Lucy for the last while.

eccentrik November 9, 2011, 11:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #189156

I don’t trust the calm waters here… This chapter is supposed to be depressing, so I’m not getting comfortable, no matter how nice it is to see Mike feeling guilty and Lucy having fun. I still want to know why Mike’s been ignoring her for so long. It all seems so off the radar :|

Serene Heaven November 9, 2011, 11:48 AM EST.

Comment ID #189157

A nice update to catch before my next class! Definitely glad I checked when I did. 8-)

Keep up the wonderful work!

Wyvern November 9, 2011, 11:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #189158

Wow, Lucy sure wanted to beat Mike. I wonder is Sandy will call while Lucy is getting drinks?

The Swimmer November 9, 2011, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #189159

I think the feeling of nostalgia has finally hit mike right in the face

J Boy November 9, 2011, 12:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #189160

hehe… Eggman 8-D

Haddi November 9, 2011, 12:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #189161

its…. its… BEAUTIFUL ;_;!! they’re finally having fun together again! looks like mike’s feeling guilty now and will do either 1 of two things:
1) continue with being a douche like nothing happened, especially if sandy is brought up :nope:
2) the two will forgive each other somehow #^_^#
#2 might be a long shot but i hope itll turn out that way :’)

sigh... November 9, 2011, 12:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #189162

@celsy: You haven’t read the whole series have you? Mike isn’t a bad guy. As Thanatos said, he saved her life on several occasions, and he has protected her, even loved her.

@Thanatos: while what you said is true, she did have her reasons as well… Back when mike and Lucy were really little, Lucy didn’t fit in with anyone. The only one that really accepted Lucy was mike. She got kind of attached to him. In the 3rd grade if you recall, this same (basic) thing happened. Mike basically forgot about Lucy because of his love for sandy. And because of that, she was scared to show her feelings because of it. So she put up a tough front. When sandy left, mike crawled back to Lucy, and she (In a sense if I recall correctly) told mike to suck it up. Mike and sandy and mike continued to write one another, but sort of fell to just friends In a sense. Lucy and mike could have had something, but Lucy still had a tough front. It ended up getting under mike’s skin eventually, and here we are today, with the mike that everyone thinks is a ******* for no reason.

In a nutshell, they really have blame on the two of them. It goes a lot deeper then that, and some information is a little off I am sure. But I tried to get as acurate as I could. Lucy was a both because of mike, and now mike is an *** because of Lucy. I think they have feelings for each other, Mike’s is a little buried by Sandy, but I think he still loves her deep in his heart. Even if he doesn’t know it yet.

Legion November 9, 2011, 12:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #189163

Screw gaming history, NERD REFERENCES FTW! :D

and wait… Mike’s phone’s there…. guessing Sandy will call and sadness will ensue… *sigh* really just wishing the two would just be friends again… if not more but… meeeergh… Whistful dreams abound

Seraphara November 9, 2011, 12:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #189164

I guess Mike is starting to regret something at this mome-……wait….that game….There is only one movie that game can only exist! Sonic The Hedgehog Movie!!! *shivers*

Darf14 November 9, 2011, 12:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #189165

Looks like Lucy finally found the “system restore” button on Mike.
Good to see good old Mike and Lucy getting along like they used to. However, Mike looks troubled. Like he knows things are gonna get a touch complicated from here on in.

Time to make a choice, friend. Sandy and the phone or Lucy and the game controller?

Fayt November 9, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #189166

Mike actually smiling at lucy… *sniff* its just so beautiful. ;_;

Rozon November 9, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #189167

It’s nice to see Mike loosen up now. Most likely due to the fact Lucy has become FAR less whiny and actually more friendly towards Mike.

Wr3h November 9, 2011, 12:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #189168

Eggman in a boxing game ftw.

Syrus November 9, 2011, 12:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #189169

Awwwwwwww!!
Man I hope this lasts. (I know it won’t lol)
It warms my heart though and I’m happy to these two smiling together again :)

P.S. NO! Bad Mike! No sulking!

Kroth November 9, 2011, 12:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #189170

So close, Lucy… So close.

But wait… Aren’t they at Mike’s place? Shouldn’t it be he who would go get the drinks? :question:
I mean, it is rather awkward to have a guest and you both want something to drink and it’s the visitor who gets it.

Joakim November 9, 2011, 12:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #189171

lol i saw this game in a movie for sonic
And lucy is get him back to the regular mike :D

Blackheart November 9, 2011, 12:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #189172

So sweet! I’m glad they’re not at each other’s throats anymore. I do remember going to someone’s house and getting the drinks before, so it’s not that weird.

TheGhost November 9, 2011, 12:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #189173

They’re finally out of their funks, and I LOVE it. :love:

I don’t think they could be a legitimate couple, because whenever they talk about how they really feel, they get agitated. At the very least, they can’t be a couple unless Mike lets go of Sandy completely since it has always been a point of tension between Lucy and him. However, I ‘m very happy to see that their relationship is turning from sour to less-tense-than-before.

Personally shipping LucyxPaulo, because they understand each other better and care about each other, but it could be that they’re gonna end up the best of friends because of what they’ve been through. 8-D Anyhow… I’m optimistic about the direction of the chapter and the characters’ relationships today.

Spladle of Doom November 9, 2011, 12:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #189174

good job Lucy, keep going! I don’t know why but I’m predicting the return on Mike’s blue scarf… hmm.

Kirby Boi November 9, 2011, 12:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #189175

It looks like he has a guilty mind!!! 8-D

MidnightSnack November 9, 2011, 12:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #189176

Good job, Lucy!!! YOU DID IT!

And Mike looks, guilty……………. :/

Subaru November 9, 2011, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #189177

Excellent Lucy!!! I love to see something from the old Mike :D
Now, why that sad face? He is regreting what he has been doing?? Hope that face isn’t because he is going to be a jerk again.

Carlitos November 9, 2011, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #189178

Yay Lucy for sticking to your guns! Glad to see shes out of her funk.

But Mike….come on man you were having fun. Why do you look sad? This will be interesting to see

Trev November 9, 2011, 12:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #189179

I think mike missed the old lucy more than we think. Although I’m not sure where he is coming from when he feels annoyed with her.

On a side not:
I am starting to really feel like lucy won’t ever get with anyone. I mean all of her options have been pushed away too often due to personal reasons and have given up on the prospect. :(
Our Only Hope Now Is Augustus!! ;) (just joking there)

dimes should have stores November 9, 2011, 12:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #189180

I’m so glad Mikey’s getting over everything. :D

OmicronPlus November 9, 2011, 12:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #189181

Wait, his mobile is next to him something tells me this will be of vital importance to know

SmokeSkid November 9, 2011, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #189182

I think I figured out why mike hasnt bin nice to Lucy that much recently, I am guessing he thinks that if he gets to close to someone else he is betraying sandy and so he is pushing everyone else away.

Oh and Sonc the Hedgehog movie reference on the screen, lol.

Teeroy766 November 9, 2011, 12:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #189183

This is great! Mike and Lucy are almost back to their old selves again! :D

Doodlebug November 9, 2011, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #189184

O.o woooah, man talk about Mike loosening up big time! I think Mike is having conflicting thoughts again. He knows he melts like butter when Lucy shows her caring, softer side. Having said that tho… As long as lucy keeps a grip over her insecurities and doesn’t lash out desperately, Mike won’t be able to resist being nice to her… and then… it will be mike’s turn to be angsty again and struggle to define what his true feelings are.

Delta November 9, 2011, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #189185

@doodlebug, I don’t think they are returning to their old selves. Since their oldselves would simply fight over who was superior and make excuses and fight. I feel that Lucy’s change in perspective and approach to her interations with Mike is the key to that. As long as she resists picking a fight with Mike it will be even better than their old selves.

Delta November 9, 2011, 1:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #189186

AWWWW… I wish they’d get together… Mile x Lucy <3 They’re so cute together ;-;

Kyonshi_Yuri November 9, 2011, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #189187

seem’s mike isn’t in guilt but he is starting to regret the position he is in(relationship). now the real triangle battle begins. 8-)

DEMONX November 9, 2011, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #189188

Guys… Its Robotnik, not Eggman..

Seraphara November 9, 2011, 1:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #189189

Seraphara, they mean the same person. Robotnik is the same as Doctor Eggman.

N November 9, 2011, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #189190

Robotnik was a Super Boxer Champion?

Sonata November 9, 2011, 1:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #189191

@DEMONX I can see it coming. And that would be awesome.

Martys November 9, 2011, 1:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #189192

My dear God, Mike is actual laughing along WITH Lucy. This. Is. The. Best. Page. Ever.
I don’t like the sad face he’s having in the last panel. What’s wrong, Mike? Feeling guilty about actually realizing, that Lucy IS fun company? I hope that’s the reason… Then he’ll realize how great she is and they’ll become friends again. Hopefully.

Great page :D. This is - probably - my favourite so far.

Lily November 9, 2011, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #189193

GUILT TRAIN AND OLD MIKE IS BACK! <3

Rose November 9, 2011, 1:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #189194

I’m done playing games now! I wanna go for a drive!

'Rixx November 9, 2011, 1:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #189195

Big AWWWWW on the last panel. Must be hard, being torn apart by so many feelings. :(

Minty November 9, 2011, 1:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #189196

Most devious, this Lucy’s latest scheme. We are impressed.

Dext November 9, 2011, 1:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #189197

love the page, it’s done really well. I wonder if they are gonna talk it out. that would be nice but I was really loving the drama between the two of them.

@Taeshi & SuitCase: congratulations on the 600 books sold. and I’m happy to read that you had fun at the convention this past weekend.

sen November 9, 2011, 1:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #189198

Aww… I really hope that they can go back to being friends again.

V November 9, 2011, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #189199

Oh… I see his cellphone besides him, it’s gonna ring or something.

V November 9, 2011, 2:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #189200

I bet you feel like shite now, don’t you, Mikey?

On the other note, this is great progress, and I absolutely love it so far. This chapter’s churning excellently. Keep it up and all that jazz.

Not to mention MEGA KUDOS for the Sonic OVA screen on the first panel. I nostalgia’d everywhere, man!

MikeShadow (No Relation) November 9, 2011, 2:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #189201

I-It’s… so… GORGEOUS! ;_; (steveirwin.avi.)

LAN-DO Griffin November 9, 2011, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #189202

Oh wow, I didn’t expect it to actually soften him up, but it worked! Good Job, Lucy! Now that calls for a phone call from Sandy to celebrate, and drama will ensue. Me gusta.

Laufente November 9, 2011, 2:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #189203

Sprite exists in their universe? I thought this was some wacky product replacement! I want wacky product replacement! I dunno, it could be called Sprit Or Sprout

On the other hand. What the guy above me said; GORGEOUS!

Woods D'fuuuu November 9, 2011, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #189204

Just one page later, confirmation. He finds himself doing the fun things he used to do and he says to himself, “I miss this” but he still unable to simply let Lucy in for all the same reasons I said last page. The difference is self awareness.

bla November 9, 2011, 2:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #189205

Holy ****, Mike and Lucy are having fun together. The world is coming to an end D:

Sidnoea November 9, 2011, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #189206

Either
A) Mike is regretting being a jerk
B) Mike is still in love with Lucy, and this is making it worse
C) He’s only pretending to be Nice/Happy when in fact he still “hates” Lucy
or D) He LET her win :nope:

Hahahah, probably not D…

Missme November 9, 2011, 2:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #189207

Oh my God! This can’t be happening! This can’t be happening! D:

akipolies November 9, 2011, 2:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #189208

See? Games DO have the potential to fix everything *glasses*.
In any case, i think I’m seeing an inversion of personalities going on between the two.

mothimas November 9, 2011, 2:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #189209

I am positive this will only be a brief period of civility, but these two really deservE his kind

The Observer November 9, 2011, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #189210

Thatanos, I do agree with you that Mike was a very good friend and he was there for her when she needed it. Yes, Lucy did treat him like **** at times, but it was most likely just because she either was A: Too afraid to reciprocate feelings for fear of losing Mike one day, or B: She didn’t know how to show him how she felt.

But it’s not all Lucy’s fault.

After she finally got up the courage to tell Mike her feelings for him, he completely blew her off! He was the only one she really confided in, and then he just gave her a cold shoulder and practically said, “**** you, I’m with Sandy.”
Now, being so worried that he would do that in the first place wouldn’t help the situation at all. Thus, all while Mike is having a great time with Sandy who he’s loved for so long, Lucy has felt cold and shallow and has been trying to find somebody to distract her from Mike so she doesn’t feel ******.

Then when she finds somebody to have some kind of distraction from him (though not a very friendly distraction), and Mike gets ******. Lucy has been trying to move on, but it’s really hard for some people to move on from something that they had in their life for so long, no matter how badly it hurt them.
Sometimes they’ll even go back if they’re able to.

Tamar November 9, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #189211

Super Boxer Champions better have the Punch-Out!! cast in it, then. To have a multi-franchise boxing game that crosses the company lines, but NOT include the characters of the game that’s actually ABOUT BOXING, that’d be a mindf*ck.

Now that the tension is released, all there is is doubt…

CriticalQuit November 9, 2011, 2:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #189212

HOLY CRAP ITS EGGMAN FROM THAT SONIC BRAWL GAME

James November 9, 2011, 2:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #189213

I loved seeing this interaction, and I think Mike’s finally realizing that his friendship with Lucy wasn’t just her dependency upon his support (and occasional rescues). He’s finally figuring out that while they were together, they had fun, they were able to laugh, play video games, have friendly competitions, and in the end I think he misses that.

Yes, he loves Sandy, but I have a feeling that he’s really figuring out how good of a friendship he’s had with Lucy. I’m not going to predict how any of this may go, my hope, however, is that he finally pulls back and honestly looks at what’s going on as a good thing and not just puts up his defensive walls as usual…. and maybe that aforementioned “stick” (from his sister) might just be pulled out.

Charvale November 9, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #189214

I think Mike finally realized that he had been a *** for a lot of chapters.

Akira November 9, 2011, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #189215

That’s right, Mike.
You two are perfect together.
Now don’t you feel like an ***?

Ashe November 9, 2011, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #189216

Love this comic.

REALLY REALLY BIGUSERNAME November 9, 2011, 2:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #189217

I am positive this will only be a brief period of civility, but these two really deserve this kind of friendship. I don’t like Sandy and Mike simply because it isn’t a real relationship. It’s like a first love, being all starry eyed and perfect. The problem with your first love being a distance away is that you only get one side of them. Sandy is no where near perfect, but all Mike has seen is that single side of her.

I see Lucy and Paulo as too fictional as well, because Another Shoulder was completely unrealistic. It was a daydream, so of course everything was perfect. They’re cute together and it has a better chance than Mike and Sandy, but I just don’t see it happening. I am slightly biased though, as I consider Jasmine to be exactly the kind of person Paulo needs. :P

The Observer November 9, 2011, 2:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #189218

That’s the game Eggman and Sara play in Sonic OVA right?

SFox November 9, 2011, 2:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #189219

Gentlemen! We are in the HEART of the storm now! Hang on to your belts! :D

Property of Pasco November 9, 2011, 2:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #189220

This might be a bit early, but I want to see a legit fight, like “Confrontation” worthy between Mike and “Some other guy character who cares” (It’s weird I can’t remember his name XD) That’d be sure to cause some hit spikes.

Get it? Hit? Like Confrontation?

yeah im not funny

Extendo Mags November 9, 2011, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #189221

Oh my, Mike is having fun with Lucy? The last panel worries me just a bit though. At least they’re enjoying themselves; even if it is only going to be briefly.

I’m still betting on that call from Sandy though.

Minty Lime Green November 9, 2011, 2:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #189222

Well it’s ABOUT TIME!! XD This is the moment I have been waiting for! Mike finally being nice to Lucy again! Let’s just hope this new-found friendship lasts. :unsure:

The Silent Watcher November 9, 2011, 2:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #189223

What is going on with Lucy’s face in panel 5?

Me November 9, 2011, 2:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #189224

I disapprove if this is the way everything is solved D:
I SAY THAT SANDY CALLS AND SOMETHING HAPPENS AND THEN MORE DRAMA HAPPENS! His phone is next to him, SOMETHING is gonna happen. SOME KIND OF PHONE CALL.

Worst November 9, 2011, 2:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #189225

Sandy calls, tells Mike her sugar daddy got her pregnant. Betrayed and heartbroken, Mike jumps off the roof…




but lands on his feet. He’s a cat, *******. XD

The Observer November 9, 2011, 2:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #189226

hey im happy theyre not fighting anymore yay :)

mike November 9, 2011, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #189227

@The Observer
Uh, yes the legend that cats always land on their feet, but that doesn’t “cushion” the fall.
Or are you saying I can jump off my roof and land on my feet and be alright? XD

Sandvich November 9, 2011, 3:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #189228

guys i think he gets it
guys
guys look
He GETS IT.

MykelTDT November 9, 2011, 3:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #189229

Fair enough, Sandvich. Haha ok new plan: after leaping off the roof, Mike lies on the ground clutching his recently broken ankles. Lucy finds him and decides to nurse the poor soul back to health. However, she purposely sabotages the medicine so she can keep him sick and dependent on her. Muahahahaha

The Observer November 9, 2011, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #189230

I’m just worried this will happen. Phone rings while Lucy is off getting drinks.

A. Mike talks happily to Sandy and Lucy interrupts accidentally, enraging Mike and ending their brief happiness.

B. Mike talks happily to Sandy and Lucy interrupts purposely, enraging Mike causing Lucy to snap and retaliate which ends their friendship forever.

C. Mike feels guilty while talking to Sandy and returns to giving Lucy the cold shoulder. Lucy ends up lost and confused and goes back to being insecure and lonely.

D. Mike realizes he really loves Lucy and tells Sandy that their long distance relationship is taking a toll on both their minds and ends it. He starts dating Lucy.

E. Lucy hears the phone conversation while standing outside behind the door. Her heart and mind can’t take it anymore and she silently leaves without telling Mike.

While I think A-C is probably the most likely outcome here… D isn’t entirely unlikely either. I don’t think we were ever told what kind of drama would ensue this chapter. We all assume it will be Mike and Lucy drama, but it very well could be Mike and Sandy drama. Unless it was specifically stated to be Mike and Lucy drama and I just missed that.

E is also a possibility, but it seems to… easy. There needs to be some sort of climax happening here. Lucy just walking away wouldn’t explain much unless Mike has some sort of inner monologue after realizing she’s left.

Still, I’m enjoying this brief little period of fun and old times. It really makes me happy to see this.

Oh I suppose there’s also the option that they talk out their problems and agree to stay good friends. I don’t see this happening though. More likely to be one extreme or the other; in my opinion.

Minty Lime Green November 9, 2011, 3:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #189231

IS THAT EGGMAN I SEE ON THE SCREEN I hate him but still SONIC :love: Fan forever


Mike you’re guilty suddenlyyyy remembering all those good times possibly?

Chaoscat November 9, 2011, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #189232

Hopefully none of them say anything stupid and just get back to being friends. Then I will very happy. Missing the days where they all go on adventures with each other.

Ben November 9, 2011, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #189233

I see that face mike, I see you thinking….. keep thinking, but don’t say a damn thing. it will ruin EVERYTHING!!!!! I see it coming. Oh, and Sandy, please forget to call this chapter, thank you

kikimmicoa November 9, 2011, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #189234

dat what mike will feels when he ignore Lucy For such A LONG TIME. He can’t help it. What ever happens Mike still be Lucy Treasured bestfriend ;_;

Lucas November 9, 2011, 3:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #189235

And speaking of eggman. When are you going to have another “Not enough rings” comic strip?

Ben November 9, 2011, 3:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #189236

I see his phoneeee

J November 9, 2011, 3:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #189237

@Delta

Hmm, I get what you mean, sorry, all I meant was that Lucy was being all confident like she used to and Mike was being less of a jerk and more of a nice guy again. ^^;

Doodlebug November 9, 2011, 3:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #189238

All part of Taeshi’s plan mwahahahahah! >:D

Eru November 9, 2011, 3:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #189240

I think I recall Eggman playing a similar game in the Sonic OVA. Also, it seems the two are become friends again.

ScrabMaster November 9, 2011, 4:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #189241

Mikes finally realizing what a great girl Lucy and how much of a %$#@ up he did by rejecting her/hurting her feelings

Flicker November 9, 2011, 4:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #189242

is this gonna be one of those dumb things where “he can’t be friends with Lucy” “cause it’s wrong”? s’not like they’re making out or something~

annon November 9, 2011, 4:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #189243

There’s the guilty showing… I’ve had these guilt trips before. :unsure:

SPRITE?! :love: YAY!

Blue Sly November 9, 2011, 4:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #189244

it’s the most beautiful thing i have ever seen ;_;

Madrauk November 9, 2011, 4:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #189245

Oh no, I am having fun with a female companion that is not my girlfriend. Clearly something is wrong with me. Where is that stick? I need to shove it in deeper and be angry again.

Arc November 9, 2011, 4:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #189246

Well, at least they’re dropping all of the dramatic nonsense for a few panels.

BlueSaved November 9, 2011, 4:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #189247

I feel that last panel could go both ways… Either Mike has some old feelings for Lucy or he is realizing that he’s been a dick. Probably both…

Tom November 9, 2011, 4:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #189248

poor mike.feelin guilty now is he 8-)

windowZ November 9, 2011, 4:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #189249

I like those last two panels with Mike torn between the game console and the iPhone. Visual metaphor!

BJMcG November 9, 2011, 4:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #189250

Ohhh what’s that expression Mike? Why do you fight so hard when you know you love her too… Dawww

And yes I love the metaphor between the game console and the phone. Honestly, I think that if Mike made the right choice, besides all the prideful ********-
I don’t think he’d question it with that face. Just look at him. If you choose the one your in love with the most, you absolutely just *know*. It’s a gut instinct, not political.

I wish I could see why Mike likes Sandy you know, because I just don’t see it. There’s just talking on the phone and holding hands. Like, what does he love about her? She’s awesome and charming and pretty and she’s got so little of a personality she never gets on your nerves? That’s just not enough…

Lucy may have been an idiot at times, but so was he. All the prideful who hurt who tally score board should be wiped clean. Clean slate. I think they could work.

Hurr November 9, 2011, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #189251

WOOOH! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! Lucy’s finally bringing back the old Mike! It took foreeeeeever, but she’s doing it! I never thought this would be possible, but she’s making Mike sort of ok again!

lol November 9, 2011, 4:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #189252

hmm, I think something happened with Sandy.
Mike: *Talking on phone with Sandy*
Sandy:*I have to go* (Paulo’s voice heard in background on Sandy’s end)

Zilla November 9, 2011, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #189253

is that….. robotnik?

nobody November 9, 2011, 5:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #189254

Aww Lucy and Mike, keep on like that! :D

Bittersweet PauloxLucy November 9, 2011, 5:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #189255

you know who i miss? that’s right.
DAVID WHERE ARE YOU?

uncreative November 9, 2011, 5:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #189256

finally remembering the good friend you used to have, mike? :)

Memory Anemone November 9, 2011, 5:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #189257

Taeshi, do one of these pages in watercolor in the future… Please? :love:

BasketCase November 9, 2011, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #189259

SEE LOOK YOU GUYS, I KNEW YOU TWO COULD BE FRIENDS.
Or something.

I swear, if they go back to fighting again after this…

causticAntilogy November 9, 2011, 5:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #189260

this makes me so happy~<3 not trying to make myself look like a huge mike x lucy fan or anything. but its just, i’m glad they’re getting along so well… MAYBE MY MEME PREDICTION IS COMING TRUE. O: lol. i hope

Rachel Vang November 9, 2011, 5:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #189261

It’s nice to see them getting along again. Too bad it probably won’t last for much longer. :(

JCB14 November 9, 2011, 5:19 PM EST.

Comment ID #189262

GUILTY FAAAAACE.
Its awesome seeing those two play videogames again.

NightFaller November 9, 2011, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #189263

Is that eggman from sonic? :P 8-D …or dr. robotnik? idk lol

Jack November 9, 2011, 5:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #189264

WHAT IS THIS? SOMEONE TOOK MY NAME, A? I WILL DESTROY YOU.

A November 9, 2011, 5:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #189265

Ohoho. So it IS an act!

*would like a pin that says “I still like mike”*

Dragnite November 9, 2011, 5:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #189266

Mike is slowly making his way off the ‘I hate you’ list……………………………….But what’s with the face?!? Mad Lucy

cheshiregirl November 9, 2011, 5:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #189267

Ready? 1, 2, 3! Awwwwww! Video games, bringing people together. I’m sorry but I hope mike feels like a dick for how he’s treated lucy. She did need some seperation to do some growing up, but mike could have done it better. I think its time for him to do some growing up now.

Shydx November 9, 2011, 5:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #189268

glad to see them having fun together again. And i see Mike might be feeling guilty for how he’s been treating Lucy for a while.

asimplefangirl November 9, 2011, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #189269

I really hope their night goes well, and doesn’t end in bickering like usual.

Otherwise we’ll be back where we were before and it’ll be another chapter or two before we can get to this point again. >.

Tickle Monster November 9, 2011, 5:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #189270

Ah, this time right now is a real breath of fresh air from all the drama.

Seikyuu November 9, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #189271

I second that opinion, Extendo Mag. I’d like to see some fisticuffs happening, but what would really tickle my desire for some old fashioned chivalry is some fantastic swordplay. Final Fantasy Cat looks like he’d be a competent swordsman. Heck it doesn’t even have to be a fight over Lucy. Mike could fight him for simply irritating the core of his principles, which Mike thinks as what dignifies a cat, something to that effect.

Of course, it’s nothing but a mere and out of place fancy. I have nothing but praise for Taeshi’s engrossing narrative. I still can’t believe I knew about BCB just over a week ago. I know I’ve shown some kind of hate towards Mike, but it really is just a testament to how Taeshi makes believable characters, that I can’t help but invest myself in their fates. I do like Mike, as being himself.

Mike letting is guard down is a nice break, even if it’s just temporary. Sure, considerable expositions are forth coming, and more conflicts and inward struggles abound, but this glimmer of daylight between the storms is encouraging.

As for Lucy, she’s been the bigger feline so far. Can’t wait for the next page!
(No pressure, Veronica! We love you guys.)

Mess November 9, 2011, 5:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #189272

YES! yes, just how things should be! :3 i’m SO GLAD they’re getting along! so glad!

mike may have been acting like a jerk lately, but bcb just isn’t the same if they aren’t friends. WHOO!

limzee November 9, 2011, 5:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #189273

Mike… Having naughty thoughts about Lucy while you’re in a relationship again? Tsk-tsk, you just can’t seem to get it together.

Random Internet Loser November 9, 2011, 5:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #189274

Posted image
My favorite character is back! :D
(That’s the old, not dick Mike)

J.R. November 9, 2011, 5:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #189275

FRIENDS?????????? :D

Cece November 9, 2011, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #189276

Yes

YES

MY SHIP IS YET TO SURVIVE. <333

/mike and lucy shipper kill me lol

Scott Nishida November 9, 2011, 6:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #189277

awkward wording is awkward :S “I spent some nights at home practicing like hell just to be good enough…” = a more awkward way of saying “I spent forever trying to get good enough at this!” oh well. Still nice to see everyone happy :)

Sethorien November 9, 2011, 6:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #189278

This comic just has that old-timey feel. ;_;

How long can it last? D:

revengineer November 9, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #189279

Mike is sad because he lost the game.
What a sore loser :U

Waldo November 9, 2011, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #189280

F YEAH, SPRITE.

Baeleox November 9, 2011, 6:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #189281

Mike is left thinking…

Cal-Lightwood November 9, 2011, 6:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #189282

J.R.: That image, as well as the comment, perfectly defines my reaction to this page.

Also Super Boxer Champions sounds amazing. Why u no real game?!

Turbocharge November 9, 2011, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #189283

They’re actually acting civil towards one another? I can’t vocalize a big enough “squee” to express how overjoyed I am with this page! Like everyone else has been saying, it’s nice to see them acting like friends again; and all it took was an obsolete gaming system! 8-)

LostInPhilly89 November 9, 2011, 6:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #189284

Ah, they’re friends again!! :)
I guess in the last panel, Mike must of noticed how mean he was before. D: Man he was such a dick.
ADD: OMG I just noticed Mike reached Sandy on the money-bar-thingy!! So, is it a GOOD thing or a BAD thing that Mike reached Sandy?

Keeley November 9, 2011, 6:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #189285

Hes falling for her….nooooo i want pauloXlucy!!!!

DinR November 9, 2011, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #189286

Ah, now I know what that thing on the bed without a cord in the last panels is.

Phone call from Sandy time. :O

revengineer November 9, 2011, 6:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #189287

Mike sure has a taste for obscure video games.

Mess November 9, 2011, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #189288

HERE IS THE HAPPEN:
Mike discovers that he actually does love lucy, but feels really bad for A: Turning her down B: Still dating Sandy who he NEVER SEES and C: Letting her win at Boxer Champions.
The he and Lucy keep playing, then they get in a fight, wrestle for a while, then Sandy comes in to see Mike and Lucy straddling on the floor. She gets shocked and runs away crying and Mike gets all depressed and blames himself.
End Angst phase.
Enter Emo phase.

JimmyP424 November 9, 2011, 6:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #189289

THAT’S RIGHT MIKE.
FEEL BAD.
EMBRACE THE LOVE THAT’S RUSHING BACK TOWARDS YOU LIKE THE WATERS OF A BROKEN DAM.
I feel so victorious right now, like I could fight a cow and win. Mike better not screw this up and go douche bag mode again, because I don’t care if it’s MikeLucy or PauloLucy, just as long as Lucy get flipping LOVED.
c: Taeshi, thank you for being amazing <3

Clare November 9, 2011, 6:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #189290

yeah, you better f*cking feel bad, gammit! FEEL GUILTY ABOUT WHAT YOU GONE AND DONE. o w o

anywhos, i can’t wait for friday’s comic! I swear, if they get in a huge fight, i’m gonna get all pissy > FT<

Nyan nyan nyan… I just got a mental image of what happens next: Sandy calls him, and Lucy walks in on them talking. YEAH, I SAW THE PHONE ON THE BED.

Calico Insanity November 9, 2011, 6:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #189291

hey suitcase…

the following bit of shell should help automate dealing with the timezone glop for posting:

DATE=”20111201”
date -r `env TZ=America/New_York date -d “$DATE 12:00 AM” +%s` “+%Y%m%d %H:%M”

change the output date format at the end to what you need, provide the right year/month/day… if what you need is tomorrow’s date, you can probably get that just by putting “tomorrow” in place of “$DATE”.

computers are supposed to be able to handle this sort of thing for you and not need manual intervention…

ocelot November 9, 2011, 6:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #189292

What is wrong with Lucy’s arm in panel 5? LOL

Anonymus November 9, 2011, 6:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #189295

Even though I saw this coming, I’m happy that they’re finally getting along again. Mike, it’s time to reflect on your actions, young man. >: O

nanxi November 9, 2011, 6:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #189296

Finally they’re on civil terms now…..8-)

Vega November 9, 2011, 6:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #189297

Last panel…MIKE FEELS GUIlTY…IN YOUR *** MIKE BE GUILTY BITCH :P

Shephard November 9, 2011, 6:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #189298

Im glad theyre finally getting along :D even if it only lasts a bit, its better than the usual awkwardly angry encounters =_= and I doubt Mikes going to all f a sudden love lucy again but maybe now he feels like he was a little too mean to lucy, since she isnt ALWAYS clingy, mean, or annoying. She has that nice side too that he liked so much :)

Tickled November 9, 2011, 7:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #189299

I still like you more the Lucy, Mike… but seriously. Apologize.

StarSturdy November 9, 2011, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #189300

Awww, I sense guilty mike? How cute. :3 It’s good to see them acting like their old selves again. :)

WhatisthisIdontEven November 9, 2011, 7:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #189301

I sense some guilt.

starfighter105 November 9, 2011, 7:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #189302

This page makes me so happy. :’D
It’s great to see them getting along :)

Flara November 9, 2011, 7:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #189303

VICTORY! Turning point: achieved
<3

Hopefully it doesn’t all go to ****.

Null November 9, 2011, 7:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #189305

That reference to the Sonic OVA has officially made this my favorite page EVER. :D I was laughing SOOO hard when I saw it!

Nolithium November 9, 2011, 7:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #189306

Old Mike isn’t BACK, he’s just been masking it! Poor misguided Mike.

Hey what if Mike calls Sandy?

Dragnite November 9, 2011, 7:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #189307

Mike, PLEASE don’t screw this up. You’re finally becoming friends with Lucy again. Just like old times. Take her insults as you did years before. Don’t go back to being a dick.

I hope Mike now stays this way. :D

The Almighty Twitch November 9, 2011, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #189308

i love this page C: <3 they’re both smiling and some feelings are actually getting through
man Sprite? wut is up wit that :P itz all about Dr. Pepper!!! 8-)
i would like to play that game even if it wasn’t very accurate C:

HellinTheCloudz November 9, 2011, 7:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #189309

The image on the screen makes me think of the Sonic OVA. :)

Cole November 9, 2011, 7:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #189311

seems mike’s feeling bad but something tells me theres more to this then it seems to show

DarkFox November 9, 2011, 7:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #189312

If only it would stay like this 4 ever… but we all know this is BCB “The most epic drama of all dramas!” So that’s a no xD

C: November 9, 2011, 7:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #189313

OoO mike has finally let up a bit yessssssss I miss this old mike

Sam November 9, 2011, 7:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #189314

awwwww! <3 mike and lucy are gonna be friends again :). i know it wont be sudden, but i get that he’s feeling confused about his feelings. he’s so used to pushing her away that seeing her play around like old times with him makes him feel upset about being such a dick and kinda better about being around lucy

msteenadas November 9, 2011, 7:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #189315

DAWWWE! I think the tables ARE turning, but not in the expected manner. (Although, I DID keep my fingers crossed the entire time that something would cause this very thing to happen!) I can’t wait to see where this will go! And I will likely keep my fingers crossed even harder now that the two are at least ALLOWING themselves to laugh together!

Taeshi, you’re a great storyteller. Even IF my wishes do not come true for these two, I can honestly say that it would be yet another twist on an already wonderful set of stories, and hence it changes nothing of the quality and says many good things about your ability to tell an engaging tale of drama and cats! Or vice versa!

Decausus November 9, 2011, 7:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #189316

Mike && Lucy Forever <3 : ’ )

Mew November 9, 2011, 7:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #189317

I feel like this is going to end with Lucy throwing herself at Mike.

Lionist November 9, 2011, 7:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #189319

Showing sadness with hostility, Mike? Who else in this comic’s that like? It came incredibly late, so I have to say “YAY UPDATE!” Not the update, my comment. Sadness. There’s a hint! More to him, has Mike shown. Inside he’s feeling alone. Kindness, hope, or a respite. Hope you get one for the night. Guess I’m still his fan inside. And here I thought those thoughts had died.

Though I’m glad he’s not so mad, he sure looks painfully sad.
She’s on a roll with him, but, I hope she sees him deeply. What?

Hoheh November 9, 2011, 8:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #189320

Looks like Mike is finally feeling bad for being so mean to Lucy, either that or he misses the old times. Whether its the one or the other, I hope things will stay this way.

Brandon November 9, 2011, 8:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #189321

I’m preparing myself for a dramatic event that will make Mike hate Lucy even further…

yup November 9, 2011, 8:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #189322

Mike, you look guilty bout’ somethin’…..Tell me.

sam November 9, 2011, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #189324

Oh I see, now everything makes sense………Mike’s gay! XD

spicybleachedhead November 9, 2011, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #189325

oh noes my lucyxmike fever is coming again……….

WHAT ‘BOUT JERK MIKE?? GOT USED TO THAT *******

Cata :3 November 9, 2011, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #189326

Mike is realizing what a jerk cat he’s been! I’ve been a Mike+Lucy fan for a long time. Just one of those couples you feel belong together. But for right now I think they need to focus on being friends. They’ve both been a little deceptive about their feeling (Lucy a little more so) and hurt when things all came out (again, Lucy a little more so). I really have a LOT of respect for Mike through all this. I think any BOY would have dropped his cross-the-world girlfriend for anybody a little closer to home. Mike’s unquestioning loyalty and faithfulness to Sandy is a dying quality in men these days. Had Mike not rejected Lucy when she finally came out with the truth to him, I would have lost a lot of respect for both of them. This of course stems from my own experiences with being cheated on so let me try and put this another way. If Mike had done a 180 on Sandy and left her, then that shows a clear aspect of Mike’s character, and who’s to say he wouldn’t do the same to Lucy later in life? Point being as much as I believe many of us want Mike+Lucy, don’t be disheartened by Mike’s rejection of her, it’s warranted because he’s already in a relationship. If you have any shred of sympathy for Lucy, you’d want nothing but the best for her. Is a guy who dumps his current girl in favor of an old crush really what’s best for Lucy? I can’t wait to see what happens over the next few comics pages, but since I want Mike+Lucy to be a forever kind of thing, I hope it’s nothing to dramatic. They’re walking on thin ice here and I don’t think either can stand being hurt again. So I hope this chapter is really about how they just became good friends again!

Hubris November 9, 2011, 8:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #189327

‘I’ll stop being your hostaaaaage…’

‘Alright, start it again’

That nerdy reference, by chance? :D

Delta November 9, 2011, 8:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #189328

Wait is that egghead?

lcexfire12 November 9, 2011, 8:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #189329

The common opinion seems to be that Mike is feeling bad for being cold towards Lucy. I think almost the opposite.

It looks to me like Mike is more of regretting getting caught in the moment and letting himself act friendly with Lucy. He knows her feelings for him, and I think he has some level of feeling for her. He is most likely fully aware that he’s being cruel to her, but he probably thinks that she won’t hurt as much if/when she finally gives up, if it’s obvious that they won’t be together from the start.

Mike finds himself it the awkward situation of having a friend who likes him, and being in a committed relationship at the same time. He is trying to protect Lucy’s feeling in his own way, which he feels is the right way.

IMO

Xain November 9, 2011, 8:29 PM EST.

Comment ID #189331

It won’t last. Taeshi lives off the tormented souls of MikexLucy shippers. I’m the Prince of Hope and I have declared this ship devoid of the last vestiges of hope.

Hannibal November 9, 2011, 8:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #189332

Of all things that pops to mind after reading this, it’s I really hope the creep in the black cloak thing doesn’t come in and ruin it all. Lucy, stick with it! It will be a triumph in the end! =D

Verad November 9, 2011, 8:36 PM EST.

Comment ID #189333

I THINK:

1. mike will suddenly think of his past and get angry again remembering abusive lucy
2. mike will think of his past and get sad remembering good times and stuff
3. he will regret dont having salutated lucy in her b-day, and say sorry or something like that

Cata :3 November 9, 2011, 8:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #189334

Uh oh! Looks like mike looks sorry >3>

JeffMScratch November 9, 2011, 8:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #189336

Wait… Is that Dr. Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog?! Now I want to play that game! Anyway, I’m glad that Mike is showing his old personality, but what is up with his guilty/depressed face? After just this page I am starting to believe that Sandy might be playing a role in Mike’s behavior. I may even go so far as to agree that she’s manipulating him. The idea that Sandy and Mike are just fighting has occured to me, but seeing how Mike just bursted into tears when he couldn’t go see Sandy quite a few chapters back, I don’t think he would be as angry as much as he would be sad. Then again, Mike has matured a bit. I suppose it would make sense if his sorrow were to be replaced by anger. It would also explain why he’s been acting like an ***. That kind of situation would provide Mike with quite a bit of anger. Now Mike is still young, so it’s understandable that he would take his anger out on others. Mike’s hasn’t been the kind of person to stay angry at someone after one setting, He just lets it go. Maybe Mike isn’t still angry at Lucy, but Sandy. He knows Lucy thinks he hates her, and Mike maybe be feeling guilty because he hasn’t told her that he doesn’t. He might just be too ashamed to admit that he has been using Lucy as an excuse to let out his frustration. Maybe I’m just overanalizing things. It is just a theory afterall.

Ps: I almost never read the comments that have been posted before I post mine, so sorry if I say the same thing as someone else.

The Guy Nobody Knows November 9, 2011, 8:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #189337

BWAHAHAHA CALLED IT YO. wait.. that was totally unnecessary…. meh… mikey needs to get his head strait i am happy that they are finally getting along and that some one in this comic FINALLY LAFFED FOR ONCE IN THE PAST 16 CHAPTERS. XP

lemme sleep plz November 9, 2011, 9:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #189338

Oh. Missed Mike’s reaching Sandy. Nice job on 600+!

Hoheh November 9, 2011, 9:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #189339

@Taeshi
I really like how you draw Mike where when his ears are laid back, he’s upset or angry. Then when they’re up straight, he’s more relaxed and happy. You really know how to incorporate cat behaviors into the story! :D

The Silent Watcher November 9, 2011, 9:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #189340

Quick, Lucy, get rid of the stick before he can use it again!

Kjh242 November 9, 2011, 9:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #189341

Oh poor Mike.Its okay Mike you like Sandy and Lucy and you know that for sure. :)

An Angel I am November 9, 2011, 9:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #189342

I have a question. Not just for Veronica or Suitcase, but for the people who comment. Realy just the people who comment on the story: How do you guys think Veronica and Suitcase feel about us when we think the story should take a turn? Do they respect our opinions? Do they hate it when we say the comic should be done better? Do they just ignore us?
I have not seen either Veronica or Suitcase reply to a comment about how the story needs to change. So, I don’t know how they feel. For all I know, I could just be waisting my energy typing those kinds of comments. Maybe they just want to hear how great their comic is going. I don’t know… By the way: It’s going very well.

The Guy Nobody Knows November 9, 2011, 9:46 PM EST.

Comment ID #189343

In my humble opinion, I want Taeshi to write the story as she see fit. I’m merely here for the ride. I may rag on about a certain character, but it’s because I am immersed in the story. No way am I alluding to a desire for a certain way in which the story should develop. Taeshi’s universe, her prerogative.

I think it will be for the good of the comic if Taeshi remains positively unaffected by our speculative shenanigans.

Mess November 9, 2011, 9:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #189344

@The Guy Nobody Knows, from what I can tell, when its speculation on our part I don’t think they mind. However, i do recall at least one time where someone has said that the story should change in a specific way and then wither @Taeshi or @SuitCase have been pretty good about saying that the story is basically planned out and it isn’t gonna change simply because we complain, which is good, gotta keep integrity. Anyways thats what i can tell from what they’ve said.

Deuce Moose November 9, 2011, 10:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #189345

@Minty Lime Green, I reckon thats probably a good read. Or potentially… she comes back into the room and they resume working/chatting AND THEN the phone rings. making for an awkward situation… and Lucy is kinda stuck listening….

@ the guy nobody knows, it’s just like watching a TV series and commenting over character developments and what we hope the characters will do. Nothing takes away from the artist’s story really. Perhaps we favour/attach to certain characters and wish things go well/differently for them. I think it’s a mark of a true storyteller to be able to induce such strong emotions in their audience so thumbs up to Taeshi for being awesome.

I also have a doppleganger somewhere here… lool

Delta November 9, 2011, 10:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #189346

Aww. This page gives me all the happies. <3 I hope it stays happy for at least another page. Or two.

Shelbykins November 9, 2011, 10:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #189347

Is that a cellphone on that bed I think it is.

Irony November 9, 2011, 10:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #189348

Time for some major apologizings. :O

Dusk November 9, 2011, 10:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #189349

Awww just like the old times…<3
:)

Leen619 November 9, 2011, 10:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #189350

Looks like mike is finally recovering some sense. Hopefully. I honestly hope that he manages to pull that splinteder stick out of his *** and return to being the semi-lame but fun guy. XD

Kitson November 9, 2011, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #189351

Thank you, Taeshi, this is a truely great thing you do.

CJT November 9, 2011, 10:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #189352

Lucy sure feels at home at Mike’s place tho. Altho I suppose she’s been over so many times in the past that she basically does feel at home. And she’s being hospitable too! so much insight to who Lucy really is.

If Mike and Sandy ever have a discussion about their long distance relationship, things will get angsty for sure since Sandy lives the life of a model so she’ll be having issues over guys only liking her for her looks and she’d be equally dependent/attached to Mike because Mike actually cares about people more than skin deep. Just saying.

DEMONX mentioned that the real triangle wars are about to begin… I reckon thats gonna happen as well. Mike wants to be there for both girls, but knows that its not possible. Both girls will just be hopeful that Mike leans either way… and Mike is gonna be in so much distress. Probably the very situation he wanted to avoid (hence the cruelness he showed Lucy).

Delta November 9, 2011, 10:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #189353

Mike must finally be getting to all that hate mail on Tumblr. Or maybe he feels guilt? I don’t know but his sad face makes me feel sad now. ….DARN YOU MIKE!!!

Timni November 9, 2011, 10:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #189354

mike…whats wrong white you?,are you okay? :question:

Jonny_M November 9, 2011, 10:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #189355

@The Guy Nobody Knows

I would think they very much enjoy reading our comments about what we think may happen and how we view and speculate things. I also would assume they don’t mind the comments from people who try and give their input about what could be better in the comic. Not so much story (I rarely see people comment about how the story should be done.) but how to improve certain things in the comic. I don’t even think they’d mind our opinions on how the characters could progress better. The bad comments I’m sure they ignore.

I highly doubt either of them are so shallow to get offended by people who love throwing out theories with others or discuss the comic though as it doesn’t change their vision whatsoever. I’m sure they love to see how much we all enjoy their comic.

I mean really, you know your comic is well written when people discuss it so frequently. It’s an excellent comic.

Minty Lime Green November 9, 2011, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #189356

Mikes ears are… UP?!
Heavy Weapons Guy: HOW CULD DEES HAPPEN?

Again, that nonsense aside… I think I understand why Mike was so resistant against playing the SNES! He knew that going back to old times with Lucy would change his behavior, which he doesn’t want her to see. It’s like when you’re ****** off at ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHINNNG and a close buddy tries to cheer you up with some gag. It really reaches you, but you are so determined to stay ****** off and defensive so you resist.

Dragnite November 9, 2011, 10:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #189357

CRY NOW MIKE DO IT.

Jay Tea November 9, 2011, 10:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #189358

…Because deep down, he really wants to be friends with Lucy again! But it seems with that face in the last panel, he may feel like he’s failing Sandy or some other B.S…

Jay Tea-
Agreed!
DO IT MIKE. Make this even more interesting than previously thought possible!

Dragnite November 9, 2011, 10:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #189359

GUESS AS TO WHAT MAY HAPPEN NEXT

Maybe Sandy will call and Mike will wave Lucy out of the room, hoping she will go downstairs or something, when in fct she listens at the door! And then Mike opens the door after the call is over and turns into Asshat Mike again once he sees she’s been spyin’!

Dragnite November 9, 2011, 10:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #189360

*this was a double post so this is editing it out. Sorry idk how to delete it D:*

Dragnite November 9, 2011, 10:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #189361

I think in all fairness that the PauloxLucy shippers haven’t been screwed with nearly as much as they should be. I’d like to see some sort of snag in their perfect picture of Lucy and Paulo snuggling up together.

I know, I’m a cruel cruel person :P

The Observer November 9, 2011, 10:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #189362

There are things wrong with Mike.
Lucy gotta do what Lucy gotta do.
I rage at both of them, but in wholly different ways.

StraightFace November 9, 2011, 10:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #189363

I am still Blown away from the Super Nintendo having sega on it. The unison is complete, history is not what we remember, all become as one.

Infini November 9, 2011, 11:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #189364

AWW!! Just like old times!!! ;_;

Juliane November 9, 2011, 11:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #189365

I have only one comment, and a dang good one despite the “dumb comments” filter. this is a well deserved one:
SUITCASE, YOU ARE AWESOME, AND TAESHI IS LUCKY TO HAVE YOU WATCHING HER BACK. THANK YOU FOR KEEPING A GOOD LOOKOUT ON THE ARTIST WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE!

Candy Corn Lover November 9, 2011, 11:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #189366

Finally those two are getting along… just like old times… heh.. to me, it looks like mike’s got a little REGRET on his face there… :unsure:

hmmm… what’s he thinking about?… :smirk:?

Sue November 9, 2011, 11:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #189367

Hooray, possible good things because mike might realize he’s been kind of a jerk and be like he was earlier in the comic, Hooray! 8-D

Nicholas November 9, 2011, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #189368

I don’t think Mike realizes that he can have his romance with Sandy AND his friendship with Lucy, considering when they were young Sandy tried to include Lucy in their games….

Lunar November 9, 2011, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #189369

Just like old times. As repeated from the other million comments above me. Ah, nothing can get better than this. Playing video games and drinking some Sprite. Wait…

Is that a hint of regret I see on you Mike?

My apology senses are tingling!

Bearcoon November 9, 2011, 11:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #189370

Well said Candy Corn Lover.

Anyway, it seems that The Observer is instigating a Love Triangle war.

My prediction is, we’ll get to see more of that FFCatXLucy thing developing, which may lead down to a chivalrous duel! Provided that Mike is inclined. If not it’ll either have to be Paulo or Abbey who will need to rise to the occasion.

Mess November 9, 2011, 11:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #189371

Mountain Dew is better than Sprite IMHO

_CandleJack_ November 9, 2011, 11:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #189372

Eggman: “Winning!”

phoenix16 November 9, 2011, 11:56 PM EST.

Comment ID #189373

I really love this comic. Once I get money, I’m going to buy the graphic novels so I can help fund more! I don’t think a comic series has ever actually made me cry and laugh like this one and I really appreciate all the hard work you put into it. Please, keep doing what you’re doing (aka Being awesome).

Heaven November 9, 2011, 11:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #189374

YES! Remember kids, video games save friendships!!!!! (Disclaimer: they can also break em; play at your own risk)

Anyway, yep, I had a feeling that playing games would help let off some steam and help ease the tension a bit between the two. It’s a gamble strategy, but it does help to break the the Titanic-sinking-sized iceberg that Mike’s currently inside o.O

Chocothunda November 10, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #189375

I SMELL REGRET(and loser-ade) XD

Can’t wait to see what Mike’s thinking.

Lunas November 10, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.

Comment ID #189376

It’s okay, Mike. Just because you got beat by Lucy playing as Eggman in an SNES game (lolwhat?!) doesn’t mean you’re a terrible person.

Now please talk normally with Lucy and go back to being her friend. No-one likes an angsty Christmas.

Ozimul November 10, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #189377

congrats on 600 sold XD and i really cant wait till the next comic page o.o hopeing they make up

kogenthefox November 10, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #189378

@Mess
It’s funny, I thought 90% of the commenters actively ship PauloxLucy. And yet no bites. Shocker!

I got nothing against PauloxLucy, fyi. I just think he would be better paired with almost any other girl. Jazz, Tess, Daisy, hell even Rach. XD

The Observer November 10, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #189379

forever alone ._.

paulosawesome November 10, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #189380

What…what wrong with Mike?

Oooo…are they becoming close now?

Aoriki November 10, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #189381

Looks like mike feels guilt … its weird cuz after all these chapters i still ship mikexlucy XD

but anyway great job on this page! 8-D

Blue November 10, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.

Comment ID #189382

*squee* things are getting back to normal… THANK YOU TAESHI :love:

Thespianut November 10, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #189383

Is that a Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie reference I spy?

Luke November 10, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #189384

Feel the guilt, Mike!! >:)
man, reconciliation??

Fangirl November 10, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #189385

It’s so nice to see Mike and Lucy acting like friends again. I hope it lasts.

Rosemarie November 10, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #189386

YAAAAYYYY!!! XD XD XD It’s about TIME they acted like friends again! ^^ I wonder if it’ll last… I hope so!

Guest D November 10, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #189387

Got a question. Did that guy uh… Zach… I think? The hippy looking cat from the vacation bit. Did he ever show up again? I vaguely remember him saying like, “I’ll be there for you Lucy.” or something to that effect; when Mike leaves her all alone. I can’t actually remember that far back so I might be out of my mind here.

Minty Lime Green November 10, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #189388

I see that lil’ smile, Mike. ouo Oh goodness, it might attempt to be “normal” for a while but God only knows it’s not going to last. I’m giving it another page, MAYBE two until it all goes to hell in a handbasket, rofl. :3

Yaschiri November 10, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.

Comment ID #189389

nice to see him smiling for once ^^ I still don’t think they can be any more than friends at the moment but friendship is the best that they can recover ^^ for now at least, they might reconcile on a higher level or one of them will **** it up :/

Moviefreek November 10, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.

Comment ID #189390

;_; Monday?? why Monday? why not Friday…i need my juicy dosing of Mike and Lucy drama…on a side note…i bet Sandy is going to call while Lucy is out and she’ll hear Mike through the door saying something like “oh just doing homework with a classmate of mine…what are you doing?” or something else vague and unfriendly like

Luna November 10, 2011, 1:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #189391

hey, so long as they just continue as friends they still technically have one another… to beat eachother down with some generic fighter Z series.

tony November 10, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.

Comment ID #189392

Mike seems to be sad that the alien infection he harbors will now spread to Lucy since she wont leave :(

Dragnite November 10, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.

Comment ID #189393

@The Observer
Haha Yeah, I saw what you were trying to do. I thought I might give it a bit of nudge to get things snowballing ;P


I haven’t been here long, so what made you think 90% of the posters here ship PauloXLucy? Is it partly because of the staggering number of anti-Mike comments? Is that it? XD

Mess November 10, 2011, 2:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #189394

I hope that in the end Mike and Lucy end up together cuz if i was Mike i would like to have a girl like Lucy that played videogames ☺ but thats me. Anywho i think they would make a perfect couple in the end ☺

Kyle November 10, 2011, 2:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #189395

This is the way it’s supposed to be. This is how friends behave. This is what I hope they can finally return to.

Spectre39 November 10, 2011, 2:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #189396

Mike has been feeling guilty for a while, ever since Abbey gave his speech for his Class representitive role. That means that he harbors a lot of doubt, but he is right now feeling what I call a “man period”. It usually happens to men when the one they love is far away, or when something they love (Football, for example) is screwed up. It can last up to three-four years, and is usually acompanied by many of the same feelings as a normal period (minus the bleeding). Therefore, Mike knows how much of a ***** he is, hates it, but won’t face it, and he has started to realize that what he is doing is affecting everyone, not just Lucy and himself

Wisdom November 10, 2011, 2:58 AM EST.

Comment ID #189397

@Wisdom - You live up to your name, my friend. Anyhow… good to see the two starting to act normal again, and good to see Mike finally feeling some guilt for being so horrible to Lucy >:]

Ali November 10, 2011, 3:24 AM EST.

Comment ID #189398

OK Thank you Wisdom for finally putting to effective words Mike’s side of this story in a way that won’t make me further hate him. 8-)
If I could summarize his and Lucy’s problems in one way less effective sentence it would probably be … they’re teenagers, and hopefully someday if they’re lucky, they’ll grow out of it. Or summarized even further, HORMONES; they’re a B****.
I still don’t like Mike but thanks to Wisdom, I actually don’t outright hate him anymore.
And Dragnite, your comment nearly killed me. XD
In other news, if Super Boxer Champions bridges so many different gaming franchises into one fighting sim … I MUST HAVE IT.

Shadai November 10, 2011, 3:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #189399

I enjoy Mike much more when he’s being Lucy’s friend. I’d rather he be the nice guy he seemed to be before than the major douche he’s been recently.

I really don’t want them to get together, though (lol). I like the idea of PauloXLucy waaaaaaaaay more than MikeXLucy.

I’m rooting for PauloxLucy until the very end, but I’ll grudgingly accept MikeXLucy if I have to, lol

70lemons November 10, 2011, 3:50 AM EST.

Comment ID #189400

SOmething I just noticed as I reread the page and a bunch of the comments… I don’t think that is a guilty look on his face… but him just looking down at the controller and phone………….. and that it is about to hit him that he has Sandy and will probably think what he is doing is wrong.

well, as much as I want something happy to happen, if I remember correctly we were warned that this chapter was going to be depressing. I am prepared though XD

kikimmicoa November 10, 2011, 4:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #189401

Still a PauloxLucy fan, but I really hope Mike and Lucy become friends again. Or more. For a while, anyway. ;)

Eveco November 10, 2011, 4:17 AM EST.

Comment ID #189402

I could honestly write a short essay on how revealing this is to Mike’s psychological state. I’ll save you the big lengthy theory I just came up with and cut straight to the chase. While Lucy has been a jerk in the past, her loyalty to Mike doesn’t warrant all this coldness he’s been sending her way. Even with all the frustration, Mike’s always been one of the more rational characters.

The fact something as little as a game from the past with his old friend could break that facade tells me there’s something deeper in the works here, something that hasn’t been touched on by Taeshi.

I’ve kind of lost my opinion on which one of those two is in the right at this point. Actually, I honestly think they’re both two immature kids who don’t know how to deal with this situation, thus only making things worst.

Rain November 10, 2011, 4:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #189403

I like this page…It looks like the old BCBs.

skyxxzc November 10, 2011, 5:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #189404

You know that old TV show “Everyone hates criss”? Well there is a new one on the block! “Everyone hates Mike.” He is to stupid to see what he has right in front of him. Dating someone on the other side of the world never lasts. I’ve seen hunderds of relationships like that end bad! HE BETTER SAY SOMETHING TO LUCY WHEN SHE GETS BACK! AND SOMETHING NICE! Furious Abbey

LUGIA November 10, 2011, 5:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #189405

What’s this?
Posted image
… I can taste drama again . Yay :love: !

Zero November 10, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #189406

well arint they being cute for once 8-D maybe now mike will change his mood toward lucy 8-) then again.. i could be wrong.

Kuro Kitsune November 10, 2011, 6:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #189407

@kimmicoa

I don’t think the depression that this chapter is about is solely about lucy’s angst… It will definitely be a major part. But I have a feeling Mike is gonna be struggling soon. And noone can help him with it. He might talk to Daisy, but Daisy is so close to Lucy/was once Sandy’s best friend, that she wouldn’t know what to say either.

I also just noticed that the next update is Monday…

Delta November 10, 2011, 7:03 AM EST.

Comment ID #189408

Hum… something feels strange.
Is there something more to that?

Lyucs November 10, 2011, 7:05 AM EST.

Comment ID #189409

OMG! Thing are going sweet! Mike, just forget about Sandy! LOLOLOL. I’d rather let you be with Lucy. I can see how she really do her best just to make things good with Mike. Go Lucy, love ya! :love:

Aubi November 10, 2011, 7:09 AM EST.

Comment ID #189410

There yo go Mike, cheer up! You beat her next time. XD

Avory November 10, 2011, 7:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #189411

Mike. Don’t worry. Be happy. c:

Tika November 10, 2011, 7:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #189412

A kiss or a chin slap is coming up every one knows it.

Akira November 10, 2011, 7:45 AM EST.

Comment ID #189413

I love this page. :love: It has a sweet, nostalgic feel to it. Lovely to see Mike and Lucy getting along like they used to. #^_^# For the moment.

I only just noticed, but that last panel is actually quite telling. Mike is lying in-between his iphone and his game controller. The two things that best represent Sandy and Lucy.

ravengal November 10, 2011, 7:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #189414

last panel is Mike worried about the assignment :smirk: or I’m waaaaaay off 8-D

2tailed_fox November 10, 2011, 7:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #189415

I’m really just hoping that Mike and Lucy can be civil to one another again. Whether they end up together or not I don’t care I just want them to be nice so Yashy still has a father.

Grubey November 10, 2011, 7:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #189416

@2tailed_fox

Doubting its that, think Sandy.

Seraphara November 10, 2011, 8:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #189417

I like how in the third and forth panels, the background is solid brown, and then when Mike lightens up it dissipates into a lighter color. I thought that was really cool.

Tickle Monster November 10, 2011, 8:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #189418

Hey mike fellin like a ***** yet. 8-D

Rozon November 10, 2011, 8:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #189419

Mike, mai Boh, its alright to Love another. Love is like chocolate Cake. It has Layers and each layer is as Decadent and Sweet as the Last ^^

AnthonyDafox November 10, 2011, 8:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #189420

mike, if you love lucy tell her. if you don’t speak to her calmly. remember lucy may be a little mean but if you tell her the truth who knows she might still be your friend. :) XD :)

melberry November 10, 2011, 9:20 AM EST.

Comment ID #189421

Haven’t see Mike do a proper smile in so long, my brain thinks it’s looking at a gray Lucy

Huh? November 10, 2011, 9:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #189422

Oh derps. D:

Seeing Mike’s smile brightened my day. Seeing him blush slightly… No, no… It couldn’t be! He’s just happy is all!

Nishakun November 10, 2011, 9:35 AM EST.

Comment ID #189423

On further examination I think that mike has something depressing and important to tell Lucy Mua hahahaha

Blank13 November 10, 2011, 10:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #189424

Eggman Used “Kamahamaha”!

I’m starting to think Mike may be overthinking things ( guys tend to do that.. ). That, or something else is up and I’m DYING to know :D

Krys the Wytch November 10, 2011, 10:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #189425

I think it looks more like a spirit bomb just saying

Blank13 November 10, 2011, 11:01 AM EST.

Comment ID #189426

Mike, come on, Lucy’s a bitch, but you can handle her bitchy ways.

Banger November 10, 2011, 11:30 AM EST.

Comment ID #189427

Just a little more, Lucy, and Mike will see what he was negating :D
And I’m still hoping for Sandy’s call, so the joke will come true XD
(only the strong understand)

Laykazam November 10, 2011, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #189428

I do wonder what is on Mikes mind, i think hes thinking about the relationship between him, Sandy, and Lucy. Can’t wait for next page!

Lilnekogrl November 10, 2011, 12:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #189429

lolol. eggmans on the screen. tis sega related

Luky November 10, 2011, 12:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #189430

Mike is feeling remorse? This does not compute.

Also, Sonic the Movie reference FTW! :D (And yet, not enough Not Enough Rings:x)

Jessica U. Ingmann November 10, 2011, 1:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #189431

You know what? I think Lucy needs some hair. Like not mor fur, but legit hair.

Ven November 10, 2011, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #189432

I’d assume the game is either the one from the Sonic movie or Sonic Championship.

Zane November 10, 2011, 2:18 PM EST.

Comment ID #189433

Mike is obviously starting to re-like Lucy

Badger November 10, 2011, 2:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #189434

Does anyone else get so anxious for new pages you start going back through the old trying to make new observations? Our just looking for your favorite faces/reactions/moments? (prompted by me realizing I was doing just this when I went back to the “Unrequited”chapter so I could drool over Mike and Lucy’s faces for a while)

Hubris November 10, 2011, 2:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #189435

Yay! It’s Mike? Where did he go? 8-D

SolemnRain November 10, 2011, 2:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #189436

Mike getting a heart warming, things are getting better

Feline-Gamer November 10, 2011, 2:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #189438

that 8th panel… like old times ;)… and the last panel… looks like someone’s having a guilt trip: :unsure:

awesome1man November 10, 2011, 3:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #189439

Aww, I’ve missed this Mike, he used to be my favourite character, but then he became an *******..

KittyCat November 10, 2011, 3:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #189440

WHOOO!
NOT JERK FACE MIKE!
WHERE WERE YOU?! 8D

Autumntail November 10, 2011, 3:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #189441

@Autumntail I completley agree with that however, i’m gonna go out on a whim here and guess that their good emotions suddenly make a 180 spin and they get in a horrible fight and they’re all ashamed and whatnot but start hating eachother… i’d hate for that to happen but that seems to be the common pattern in this comic :( (hints the name: bittersweet)

CheeseCoatedChopper November 10, 2011, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #189442

I wish Mike will hurry up and stop being a jerk to Lucy so we can have stuff like this again instead of all plot-based chapters. I WANT MORE YASHY

TLF November 10, 2011, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #189443

Beautiful. I absolutely LOVE the 8th panel. Also, the last two panels seem like they’re leading up to something big in the next few pages. Perhaps an apology? Perhaps something even bigger? We’ll all just have to wait and see. Also, Lucy’s face in the 9th panel points out that she knows that things are going to be going back to the way they were. :love:

Rectification November 10, 2011, 3:53 PM EST.

Comment ID #189444

SPRITE! :love:

Autumn November 10, 2011, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #189446

It’s a good thing Mike’s not being such a hard-*** anymore. Otherwise I woulda had to kick his butt. :P Mad Lucy

LemonFilling November 10, 2011, 6:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #189450

Finally! Mike’s back to normal! Also, I hate sprite! ALL HAIL PEPSI!!!

no one November 10, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #189451

@no one

Furious Abbey How dare you insult my favourite pop? Don’t get me started on Pepsi…

The Swimmer November 10, 2011, 7:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #189452

By the way, for anyone who didn’t check out the “ask blog,” this cuteness should convince you:
Posted image

Ask Roseville High
Also, love the way you are drawing Paulo in those ones.

The Swimmer November 10, 2011, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #189453

thank GOD someone in this comic likes sprite too!At least Lucy ‘aint hittin” mike on the head,’probly will happen Thoth

THAT GUY November 10, 2011, 7:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #189454

its all about mello yellow

san juan de la piedra November 10, 2011, 8:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #189455

Please mike do not screw it up!
although he will. -.-
at least he got some happiness in.
and BTW where is Blur, Chirpy, and Yashy?

Virtual November 10, 2011, 8:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #189456

Glad to see Mike acting like his old self. :) But come on, Mike! Turn that frown upside down. :(

I seriously need to re-read this comic! Better start now.

squish November 10, 2011, 8:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #189457

Mike is sad because he doesn’t like Sprite.

B-man November 10, 2011, 9:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #189458

its the bad guy from sonic 8-D

Hatsune Miku November 10, 2011, 9:54 PM EST.

Comment ID #189468

Aww Mike, so cute and confused. You and Lucy can be the best friend in the world, please, don’t ruin your friendship D:

Kyosuke November 10, 2011, 10:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #189594

It warms my heart and fills it with contentment that they’re getting along once more. But for how long…? :(

Harris012 November 11, 2011, 4:56 AM EST.

Comment ID #189615

Aww! Now that’s a good sight to see. A page where Mike isn’t angry. But what’s with the frown at the last panel? Don’t ruin the moment, please, Mike? Make fans rejoice everywhere! :)

LeXee November 11, 2011, 7:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #189662

I spotted a certain egg. :O

Something in the last panel tells me Mike is troubled,
but is trying to hide it with anger. :(

Either that or he doesn’t like soda. :/

A Visitor November 11, 2011, 12:28 PM EST.

Comment ID #189710

I sense Mike x Sandy isn’t going well at all.

Hobocop November 11, 2011, 6:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #189797

So Mike’s mostly putting on the hate…

Icsifil November 12, 2011, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #189873

i went yay ^.^ then i saw his face at the end and went >.

wolfie bio November 13, 2011, 5:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #190757

Old Mike: I’M FREE!

Later…

New Mike: On second thought, let’s just be an ******* for a few more chapters.

OneLonelyPickle November 16, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.

Comment ID #193524

horah! mike is acting like mike mike again! not d-bag mike! for a whole chapter! but then he had to ruin the happy streak by thinking of whatever happens next chapter.

curtisimo November 25, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #194791

I don’t know if this is intentional or not but this was called to my attention:
Last panel, Mike is looking down sadly (roughly) at where there is his phone (representing Sandy) and his controller (representing Lucy). I just think it’s interesting how that sort of shows his predicament and his reaction to it.

BarbedFire November 29, 2011, 4:55 PM EST.

Comment ID #195422

Haha, nice Sonic OVA reference there.

Crackerss December 1, 2011, 2:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #196967

I want play as Dr. Eggman in a tournament fighter game.

Confectionary December 6, 2011, 8:47 AM EST.

Comment ID #197665

I’m so ashamed it took me this friggin long to realize the Sonic OVA reference…
If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to commit seppuku.

OFN-41 December 7, 2011, 7:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #201697

Eggman? Wha…Why…I guess…I’m just Confused…

AllStarSoul December 20, 2011, 8:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #203740

What is this I see? Not conflict and playing? What happened to that?

Hoheh December 30, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #206961

DR EGGMAN/ROBOTNIK!!! XD

alfie the artick fox January 29, 2012, 3:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #210795

I love the last panel and the way you had Mike looking between the phone representing Sandy and the video game console representing Lucy. :D

Flara March 1, 2012, 6:35 PM EST.

Comment ID #215368

Is that Eggman!? and i pressume that mike was Sonic.

Fire Pelle April 29, 2012, 7:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #216048

Sonic OVA reference!
Oh god I am such loser…

The Guy in the Background May 8, 2012, 4:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #223806

Sonic the hedgehog movie/OVA references again?
You’re going to kill me with your witty use of my childhood! 8-D

Justbngoode July 25, 2012, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #224119

So THATS the game they always play.
Sonic the Hedgehog move reference FTW!

Flyboy July 30, 2012, 11:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #231938

ROBOTNIK FTW O3O

alex October 25, 2012, 4:11 AM EST.

Comment ID #232023

Hey! That’s from the Sonic movie! Nice! Are you a Sonic fan?

William October 28, 2012, 1:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #232971

this is why I shipped them in the first place~…god I hope they stay like that….

Song November 18, 2012, 9:42 PM EST.

Comment ID #234364

ER. MEH. GERD. Snes time haters! :P

legosrore December 17, 2012, 4:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #241229

It really is heartwarming to see Mike and Lucy finally tolerating eachother enough to get along well.

Kit March 18, 2013, 6:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #243173

waitwaitwait see that… he used to be like that.. ALL THE TIME.. astounding

SimonD April 16, 2013, 9:03 PM EST.

Comment ID #256391

UH OH THEY SAID SPRITE. COPYRIGHT LAWS INCOMING!

InternetFlamer August 12, 2013, 3:44 PM EST.

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