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Karoropuffs November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
I knew it was too good to last…. Mike’s become a jerkface again. And from the look of it, I’ll bet Sandy will be coming over for Christmas. Oh well it was nice while it lasted.
Qsandas November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
I’m very confused and very interested.
Xenos November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Wow. Didn’t expect that at ALL.
Dragnite November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
David got hit by a bus and he doesn’t want Lucy to see his euphoria.
:D November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
DON’T YOU DO THIS.
asdfg you were so happy too. now back to herpderp.
Symphonic November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
OMG. WHUT JUST HAPPEND!??!!
Aaron November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
CC November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
OMG WAT HAPPENED?! WHY SO COLD MIKE?! WHY!
Rose November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Ah. So it is her coming to town i bet. anyways, totally called this, there was no way Taeshi would let the mystery be solved that quickly. Haha still love it though. thanks Taeshi and SuitCase.
P.S. can’t wait to see how Lucy does not let that sit. haha sparks will fly (hopefully). And she even looked concerned, maybe even happy that he was pleased and he had to go and dismiss her, oh well, not gonna judge cause i’m sure i’ll just eat my words in two days.
Haha, i just thought, what if Sandy comes to town and she and Lucy become friends? doubt that’ll happen but it could be pretty funny.
Deuce Moose November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
knew it!!! she’s coming over, not also first!!! darn it >< but oh well, at least we know that sandy is the real splinters up the tailhole for him, but why does he act like he owns her and she’s private property and stuff ?
inumaru November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
ThatOtherMichael November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
WTF!!! Mike what have you done!!!!
Enialys November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
I was wondering where my stick went…
CameronLux November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
that’s soul crushing
CaptainMorgan November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
….Sandy, you bi***. Why’d you have to ruin this moment?
J.R. November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Seriously, What is wrong with Mike? I thought better of him. He just let that stick go right back up his ***. Oh-no, Lucy is not happy about this. She looked so genuinely concerned in the previous page, and than happy that Mike became happy. And then he just returns to being a jerk. I read comments predicting this, but I just couldn’t believe that would happen. How could Taeshi make Mike just such an ignorant little **** clutching at his phone? (to avoid confusion, no insult to Taeshi, just a comment on Mike’s behaviour) It just seems so out of character… I hope this is something to lead up to Mike improving by the end of the chapter.
The Swimmer November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
MIKE. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
Rachel Vang November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Hahahahahaahahahahahhahahahahaahhahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahaha hahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaha ha
Ace November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
aaand he’s back to being a jerk. I guess Sandy is coming to visit or something?
Nate November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
UUUUUMMMMM….. WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!?!?!?!
Ice Sheild November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Yay! Sandy gets to visit! Or even move back! For Mike being suck “a jerk” as people put it, he tries really hard to be a good boyfriend. He does his best to stay faithful, he just takea it too far sometimes.
Kikren November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
GAHHH more cliff hangers and Lucy being shoved away :c
Nasu November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Wow… WOW MIKE, Seriously? Wow.
Remix November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
It appears we have been put on another cliff and left to hang upon it… Can’t wait for Friday
GoBeyond November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Sandy’s coming to visit, isn’t she?
Smash Genesis November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
I’m a first time commentor on this site and…
MIKE! WHY U NO TELL LUCY?! She was just asking a simple question!
Red November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Ouch. Incoming blow up.
Teeroy766 November 16, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Oh Mike. You have more mood swings than a pmsing women.
Chompy November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
What an ***
A November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Woah … bipolar much, Mike?
Ayami November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
sandy broke up with him :o
Kyute November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
revengineer November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Kill him Lucy! Kill him ‘till he dies!!!
NITWITT November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
I think the last frame accurately describes my emotions at the moment. Do I get ****** at Mike, or the second cliffhanger?
Ampp3 November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
No, tell us more, tell us more!!!!!!
Lizzie November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Really, really sweet text?
Maybe she’s coming over? But I think he would have more urgentness in his expression.
I’m gonna have to go with a really long, sappy love text.
Delusional November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Why so mad Mike?
Taco November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Oh man! That is just a dick move, Mike! We see how you are now.
Seriously though, I think we did see this coming. Poor Lucy. ):
Drakesm November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Mike you Dick so close to a end to an end of Drama
Chibiterasu November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
haha wow, it was nice to see Lucy all happy about his smile. <3 but omg, Mike seriously. .___. lookin’ all sweet in the first couple panels n’ then KABLAM. jerk Mike is back. >>
boop November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Get yo pole out of your ***.
Bandant November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Whaat?? Mike, you suck! Ok so we obviously known sandynis coming soon, but that gives him no right to be a jerk again! Arggh and they were getting Along so well! :’(
Purple Platypi November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Every time something good happens between mike and lucy sandy just comes in to kill the mood!
Andrew November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
What a douche! goodness mike if you are so worried about your feelings with lucy getting in the way with sandy than you have issues. Obviously You are either confused or just a bipolar douche. it looks like your sister was right. you really do have a stick up your butt when you get off the phone.
ps. MY ANGER IS SO INTENSE MY FRIKKEN ARM WONT STOP TWITCHING CURSE YOU EFFING MIKE WHY CANT YOU GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR A** AND JUST REALIZE ahem realize you are being a jerk and even though you are dating sandy you should still be nice to lucy.
lemme sleep plz November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Ok that’s it! Lucy beat his *** right now!!!!
Chelis November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
I think my heart broke a little. Mike you were doing so good with being nice… And then this…
Sand must be coming to town.
Jax November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Do i even have to say it (no, not what you think) congrats to all who called it wasn’t a break up text.
strider November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Mike y u no like lucy eny moar! Dat Sandy must be poisoning your mind or something, shes nothing but trouble, trouble i say!
Jaevanne November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Well, we know it’s a good thing at least! Him saying Lucy should go makes me think that Sandy is actually nearly to his house or something… his way of trying to protect her from having to watch them be all lovey?
Though he hasn’t been quite that considerate lately, unless that was his backwards intention the whole time…
amberbydreams November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
….okay. NOW he’s going more jerkface than need be.
Knew it wasn’t a breakup, with this setup that just doesn’t happen.
DavCube November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Break his phone Lucy. .-. just grab it and snap it in half, then chuck it out the window and storm off. iPhones are flimsy anyways.
the other white meat November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Just get hit by a bus already, Mike.
V November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
i hate you tae. (just kidding but OMG CLIFFHANGER)
Hayli November 16, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Gah! What happened!? I want to know so badly now! Taeshi you troll!
WO2 Hawkeye November 16, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Nice switch on the expressions! I thought he was being dumped but now it’s alot better for Mike. Who here thinks she’s comming to visit now?
BirdmanGA November 16, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
WTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! ¬¬ aarrrghhhh I HATE Sandy… and i HAte mike right now… ¬¬
Nadss November 16, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Mike, what the hell? Really? Lucy looks very, very angry over this. Things are about to go down.
Minty Lime Green November 16, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
eccentrik November 16, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Oh come on, Mike.. You were starting to act the way we all know and love you. There is no reason I can possibly think of that he suddenly turns around like that, especially when Lucy just showed a ton of concern for him when he looked so upset just a moment ago. I’m sensing intense Lucy rage explosion in 3…2…1….
:( November 16, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
you’re a stupidhead Mike.
SLAP EM LUCY.
RoseVee November 16, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Y U NO TALKIE?!
Welcome back, ******* Mike
Dragnite November 16, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Lion November 16, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Looks like things are about to get very interesting, hopefully things will turn out the way lucy thought as for mike’y boy……i can’t wait for friday things are heating up and lucy just had a strock of luck. good luck lil kittin
P.S. Epec expresions so pfft hahahaha
P.S.s for some odd reason looking at lucy in the last pannel scares me a bit….heh..and im sopose to be a demon jezz just look at her.
DEMONX November 16, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
dammit i wanted death >.>;; mike why must you have good news -.-
chellby November 16, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
Wow! What happened? D= Mike, you are such a bully to her! -sigh- Guess I’ll find out friday.
Anagha November 16, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
Well, at least this implies no breakup/freak accident. Although I kind of liked niceagain Mike.
Goose November 16, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
Wish Mike just told Lucy. Would save us drama, and Lucy wouldn’t start bitching at him or start a fight about his attitude. :c
Rureey November 16, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
OH DAYUM. Harsh. REJECTED. Etc.
I like how the background changes to fit their mood. (red = bad, tan = neutral)
Also, will any of the BCB crew be at Ikkicon in Austin?
Last thing (I promise!)- FINALLY I see the “no comments yet” picture! =D
Kjh242 November 16, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
….. I don’t know what just happened…. But I certainly hope Lucy either slaps or punches Mike in the face.
Guest D November 16, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
ultimateZ November 16, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
God damnit Mike, stop being a jerk! You’re my favorite character you’re suppose to be nice!
tayvin November 16, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
You know that age old saying that you shouldn’t change who you are when you’re around certain people? Mike fails.
Faceless32 November 16, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Called it lol.
Legion November 16, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Whoa! Just got some serious whiplash from THAT mood swing. Mike, why you do these things? I realize Sandy is important to you, but you were having fun! You were laughing! Life was good and filled with Sprite and Chippies and video games! Why?
Something Witty November 16, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Ouch, that burns Taeshi!
Lucy is awesome in this (artistic awesome).
Wow, that was a cool idea on the progression of Michael’s face and you pulled it off well. Nice facial expressions throughout.
Michael’s being a dick again… damn it.
X-strike-fire-dragon November 16, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
darn it mike! I never forgive you and dat was the reason why i hate you! ARRRGH!!!! JERK HEAD! JERKITTY JERK JERK! HATE YA HATE YA HATE YA! TAESHI WHYYYYYYY
FUUUUUUUUU(Lucas) November 16, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
I totally saw that coming!
KitKatMuffin November 16, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
If Sandy’s comming over, worst thing that could happen is Lucy opening up to Sandy and telling her how much the relationship with Mike has given her unending anguish and it’s ruining their friendship. Push comes to shove it may make Sandy think about Mike for a second.
BirdmanGA November 16, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Wow, way to be a complete jerk to a friend asking a question
topper_ort November 16, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ( CRASH!!!!! ) THATS THE SOUND OF ME BEING REALLY ****** OFF! LUCY ITS TIME TO DESTROY HIM! o:< >:o
Chibiterasu November 16, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
aw f********************ck sandy’s coming isn’t she? so mikes gonna be even more of a dick to lucy….. and then sandy will see how awful he is and break up with him? please?
EmmaBemmaNem November 16, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
Oh man, this is gonna be quite a friday.
CriticalQuit November 16, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
You forgot the essay. *applause*
And its true, he does get a stick up his *** whenever he gets OFF the phone!
…Lucy must steal the phone. It is the source of evil.
Dragnite November 16, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
aaaand there goes the stick up the butt.
mike when are you gonna get that removed?
lucy was just trying to help
Muro November 16, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
Hmm, probably a picture of her in a sundress or a “sorry I was busy today love you though.”
I’m pretty sure this is about to get serious. PLEASE let Lucy chew him out properly.
Suzume November 16, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
Redneck November 16, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
Ohhh, f*** it. Just f*** it, I’ve seen enough.
Lucy just go home, he’s not worth your time, not worth anyone’s time. Just go home.
Skygaze November 16, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
And so marks the return of kickass-Lucy.
Dragnite November 16, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
That’s just wrong. >:Y
Inumaru12 November 16, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU i now hate mike. more so than usual.
Neila078 November 16, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
What The Hell Mike?! you were having some good times with Lucy Playing Games and now you want her to leave?? Im sorry but your an *** mike >:I (still i love mike so…no heart feelings..)
@BirdmanGA: Totally Agree With Ya!
Leen619 November 16, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
What?!?! What does this meeeeann??
Atlas November 16, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
ow, just ow all the mike hate, sorry but this is how real karma works. Lucy was a horrible friend and huge user, now she’s being all jealous and trying to make mike envious. sorry but i have no sympathy for her, it’s just karma paying her back with interest.
strider November 16, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
Yay!!! Sandy and Mike forever!!!
Tundra November 16, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
And she looked so happy to see him smiling, too…
Mike, I realize that you’re conflicted, I really do. You like Sandy. But you don’t want to hurt Lucy, so you push her away, not really realizing that by doing so you’re hurting her even more. Can’t you just… Keep smiling? For once?
Rakshiv November 16, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Poor Lucy…They were getting along so well and then Sandy gets in the way…I’m not saying that I was wanting or expecting them to date, but I thought that they might be able to become at least friends again… She didn’t deserve that at all…I mean this is why they haven’t been friends anymore….and anyone else now realize that what Mike’s sister said about having a stick up his butt whenever he’s not talking to Sandy true??…. his sister knows all!!!
Sirius November 16, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
I was wrong.
She’s outside the door
Sparkfur November 16, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
Well, not what you feared, so this page should give you some sense of relief.
The Swimmer November 16, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
But they were so freaking close to being friends. And just when Lucy go to see Mike smile again.
Bearcoon November 16, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
Mike is crying tears of happiness. Sandy’s almost certainly coming to see him.
Lucy was going to say, “you’re crying,” then asked, “what happened?” Mike’s expression is at first lost in thought, then feeling sorry for Lucy, then angry at her for getting in the way of his happiness. He wants her out of his sight now that Sandy’s on her way. In the fourth to last panel, it’s like a wall goes up. Big parallel and callback to this page: http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p49.html
This could drive Lucy over a cliff, literally.
revengineer November 16, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
HAAAAAAAAAAATE, DESTRUCTION, ABLITERATION, DISINTIGRATION, (ADD DRAMATIC BACKGROUND EXPLOSIONS)……………NOW! LUCY KICK HIM IN THE NADS………………..NOW!
Saka November 16, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
lolz at last panel. Can`t wait to see Mike get roasted.
SumGuy November 16, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
You’ve gotta be friggin’ kidding me!
TheMysteriousMan November 16, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
I hope this ends up like that “One Night” fan fiction…. Just saying..
Farren November 16, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
So Sandy announces an upcoming arrival and Mike thinks Lucy is yet again unimportant? Alright, Lucy, let him HAVE IT.
Mint-sama November 16, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
Ugh, Mike. Just when I was about to think: “Hey, he is starting to warm up.. maybe he isn’t such a jerk after all”, then you pull this move. In feel so bad for Lucy; it’s not fair to her, since she is all happy for him, and then his expression just goes from happiness to just pure irritation. What a jerky move.
I really like this page, even though things turned out preeetty bad for Lucy. Again. I like how the wall behind Mike changes from a light colour to red. That makes his mood even more clear, I think.
Lily November 16, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
That’s it. He is reminded of his commitment to sandy and suddenly he kicks Lucy out. He still likes Lucy but does not believe that she likes him back and his guilt over hurting a friend makes it so that he cannot be close to her.
Or, if it turns out that Sandy did dump him and he was happy to be free of the turmoil she generates, he still doesn’t feel like it is right for him to immediately welcome Lucy back into his life.
bla November 16, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
I’LL JUSY BANG MY HEAD ON THE KEYBOARD IN SHAME RIGHT NOW akdjdoiwwkzkxujzajHxiusuhdh ajj7/$;$$.hajgkfkkshzifcwo)1@@:&gh,@
Seriously Mike? Come on. If Sandy’s coming to town you should be happy and not a grumpy *** like you usually are. Lucy’s a FRIEND so who cares?!
ThatGirlWithGlasses November 16, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
what just happend?
fireimonkey November 16, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
Alright, now I want to punch either Mike or Sandy. Sandy for ruining a good friendship, and Mike for being such an ***! All Lucy wants to do is be good friends again and hes just too damn…Uhgh, I dunno.
Lindsay November 16, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
KiwiKoala November 16, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
This can’t make complete sense without the proper context, but it’s obviously happy news, so it makes Mike harder to like when he acts so rude and even openly hostile to Lucy. It’s like a complete switch from the beginning.
Shiloh November 16, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
@lindsay good friends, you must’ve missed a few pages ago in the library when mike sees augustus. she wasn’t looking to friendly then, she looked arrogant.
strider November 16, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
What a buzzkill.
Stripes November 16, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
I don’t really Mike is doing this to Lucy just for the sake of being a douche. At least not at this moment. Looking at how his expressions change, you can tell he feels somewhat about bad about what he’s doing.
I might be wrong about this, but I’m just giving my two cents.
OFN-41 November 16, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
Man, you guys are pushing it. Sandy isn’t a b*tch for just… existing. All she did was inform Mike about something, perhaps she’s coming to town this Christmas or whatever. Naturally, Mike is pleased with the news, but he believes that Lucy will start complaining and causing drama over this (because she has a thing for Mike), and he was trying to prevent it by suggesting that she’d leave. He inevitably threw himself into a pit for thinking such things, and because Lucy is starting to accept that Mike is beginning to become a happier individual (thanks to Augustus’s advice, no doubt), Mike’s sudden mood swing shocks and enrages her. So literally, what he was trying to prevent is possibly going to come back and haunt him.
Again, Sandy is not responsible for what’s going on here. It’s simply Mike’s fault for judging people by their emotions rather than their development. Everything that happens in this room thereof is strictly between these two lovebirds, not Sandy herself.
She doesn’t even know Lucy, so how would she know if she were in the room with Mike or not? It’s not being “b*tchy” if Sandy just coincidentally sends the happy message to Mike with Lucy somehow ending up in the guy’s bedroom.
The problem with Sandy’s character is that she creates drama without realizing it. It’s not her fault; that fault revolves around how the characters react and develop through their experiences. She simply sent the message at the wrong place at the wrong time. It happens. Life is like that.
Irenezelle November 16, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
Thanks for completely ruining the mood, Sandy!
I’m really hoping that Lucy tries to make Mike realize how big of a jerk he’s been acting recently. The way things are going, he deserves to have a giant guilt trip sometime soon.
headsortails November 16, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
Dumb comment filter blocked my first recation :0
But ok, let’s try again with less caps:
What a loser! Mike needs a slap.
I’m pretty sure Sandy’s coming to visit, and Mike can’t handle having feelings for both Sandy and Lucy. He’s guilty and confused so he’s trying to convince himself he hates Lucy - by acting like it.
I hope Lucy can figure it out so she doesn’t feel too hurt…
Georginorx November 16, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
Got off the phone with Sandy aaaaaaand…CUE STICK IN THE ***!
All my shipping hopes, RUINED…Why Taeshi, WHY!?
Oh well. Maybe next time!
Wouldn’t blame ya for quitting on him Lucy, but damn it would be nice to see things work out between you two.
Kroth November 16, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
20 bucks says lucy and sandy end up together…
Esty November 16, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
Micheal, you and your sudden mood swings.
Flara November 16, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
@fireimonkey it appears mike got reminded that he has a “girl friend” or it’s just that he got a text from one of Lucy’s relatives to go home :3
PurpleLeaf November 16, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
@esty lol, that would make for an interesting story line (and a good what-if scenario)
strider November 16, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
The phone must have controlled Mike to be a jerk again….my gosh! Phones have the ability to control! Quick we must inform the public bef- URK!! *killed by phone*
Darf14 November 16, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
Incoming Lucy Rage, hit the deck!
Frisky November 16, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
Michael, is it your time of the month again?
These mood swings have become quite consistent.
Milly November 16, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
Okay I’m pretty sure that she’s more than aware that you have a girlfriend Mike, so telling her what’s up wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. Oi, just when I was starting to like him again -.-
Bootz November 16, 2011, 12:35 AM EST.
I think this chapter really goes to show how absolutely quickly Mike can replace Sandy with Lucy…
But then how fast he can snap back. I think those panels where his emotions change is where he remembers that Lucy is an “enemy” to the relationship it seems he just cast aside for awhile.
Dragnite November 16, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
Ohhh SH!T. TAESHI. Be miss Exposition Fairy alreadyyy!! >:U
Extendo Mags November 16, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
we all new this would ****ing happen.
god i hate u mike.
Akira November 16, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
Oh, moodswing aaand Mike is still acting like a jerk.
(nameless) November 16, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
i really am starting to hate mike.. = /
jhusky November 16, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
Mike, y u gotta be such a jerkface?
Stormy November 16, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
Mikanada November 16, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
But Lucy’s face isn’t one that says “Oh no he’s being mean to me again.” it’s one that says “What the heck, he’s being a jerk again”.
FShounen November 16, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
“Sometimes”? Mike has cut himself off, to a certain extent, from everyone in his life besides Sandy. He has a completely cruddy attitude to them. It’s a wonder his parents haven’t broken it off yet. So yes, he tries to be faithful, but waaaaay too agressively. He forgets that he can talk to people and be faithful too, I guess. :l
Dragnite November 16, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
…..I’m losing more and more respect for Mike as this comic goes on.
Shouldn’t he still be NICE at least to Lucy? I mean…she’s his best friend, girlfriend coming into town or not. He needs to get over the fact that he has friends besides Sandy. And that she’s not the only thing in life. I mean, good God, people that are so focused on one thing in life often get so caught up in it, lose everything else, and that focal point in their lives tends to leave/get lost for whatever reason, and then they get all depressed and have issues for the rest of their life because they screwed up stuff. I mean….
….rambling rage be rambly.
Krystique November 16, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
Aww heeeeell nah! One text and everything is back to normal?!?! BLAAAAAAH!
Wolf November 16, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
YES Lucy, you SHOULD be going are an EYESORE! Do us all a favor and go die somewhere cold, dark, and wet! (description words! Lol) Couple a hours playing video games? Not a CARE in the WORLD! Like plain ol’ normal FRIENDS and NOTHING else! (hoping the sarcasm was thick enough to see without explaining. GEE, I suck at internets!)
Different Adam November 16, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
*i reject your reality and substitute it with one that is my own* Mike is such an idiot thats not how you get a girlfriend after you break up
DinR November 16, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
Haley warned us this would happen, but who really saw it coming?
DarkenedLights November 16, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
okay… I . am officially lost.
what is going on mike?!? pull it together man, didn’t anyone tell you not to toy with a girl’s emotions?!
I loved you at first, then hated you, then liked you for a PAGE. PLEASE go back to the blue scarf wearing, nice, and caring, Mike we all liked. please? and thank you
masterkatara14 November 16, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
Someone just got sexted. Mike wants some alone time with the picture.
Zilla November 16, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.
OH I THINK I GET IT!! Mike acts like a jerk because of his old scar of how he kind of ignored her back when they were kids because he was so obsessed with Sandy and to save her the strife he PUSHES her away! I dunno the transition of his expression makes me wonder. He was all like “YAY!” but then he was like “Wait…” then “Lucy…” then “I better get her out of here.” Or maybe when Sandy move he DID use her as a replacement for Sandy and so he’s DISGUSTED in himself and her when he thinks back to how he’s now with Sandy since Sandy is like a million times nicer than Lucy will ever be. Or maybe he’s mad at how he got caught off guard and was nice to her. Maybe he simply remembered how he was SICK of her. Maybe he wants her to go since he knows if Lucy saw him going all like “SANDY SENT ME THIS TEXT AND IT SAID… -insert something great-” and Lucy would be all … ” :’C ” Maybe he rather see her angry than sad? Since Lucy is ALWAYS angry and a jerk and such. I DUNNO SO MANY THEROIES!!! Also Mike is best cat.
Calledit November 16, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
jerk is back and think she’s bout to beat him up
david November 16, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
I can’t help but think that Sandy would not approve of this behavior…
vivilynx November 16, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
My guess is that Sandy is coming for a visit. Also, we have now witnessed the aforementioned after conversation stick-up-***.
CatTrooper November 16, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
Oh godD*MMIT. Happiness = gone. Lucy, don’t get pissy, just glare at him and walk out. With possibly a snide remark like, “and to think you were worth my time,” or SOMETHING. SEND THE BOY ON THE TRAIN OF GUILT! WHOOWHOO officially hate mike with all of my BCB heart.
I say Lucy just bursts in SandyxMike time and ruin it then again, I’ve always hated Sandy, she just seems too… Too… Perky. It grosses me out.
I’m a little afraid for Friday… I half expect Lucy to flip out which is bad news bears, very bad news bears.
Epicosity November 16, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
Sandy REALLY needs to come over and talk some sense into Mike
I mean, I don’t think she’d like the way he’s acting because of her.
Laufente November 16, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
Pick Yer Poison November 16, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
Damn it, why couldn’t it have been a break-up text? :’( more drama i guess…
Anon November 16, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
doesn’t anyone els remember from the previous pages, Taishi said that sock was helping with these.. and apparently that meant that the stuff was going to seem like a complete spoiler of future events when they’re really not.
Caboose November 16, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
R u frigging kidding me Mike! Wow! Hypocisy your name is jerkface. Lol ha litteraly look at your face! It has jerk written all over it. Jerk Jerkity Jerk Jerk. This reminds me so much of friends i was close to and shunned me for a significant others. If mike was smart he’d be with sandy and while lucy gets jelouse and eventualy confessed he coulda laid the law down with her and had her at his fingertips. He can have a gf and be friends with lucy. It can happen if the partys let it. Normaly its the girlfriend who won’t let the guy have female friends. Mike your an itiot. Can’t u just be sival with her. If she pushes u into being with her then bark at her…or in your case meow. Jerk! ………….Ok lucy, u have everyones permission to explode on his arse.
JustSomeCritic November 16, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
******** mode- ACTIVATE
Lyraiz November 16, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
Oh good. But now I’m just sad
OneLonelyPickle November 16, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.
He loves two women and it pains him to see Lucy so he’s trying to get rid of her so she will move onto someone else so he won’t have to feel so bad everytime he sees her.
anonymous November 16, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
This is the part where logically Lucy should break his Jerk Face with her mighty fist.
Rjpoofy November 16, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.
Nice job Sandy, thank you a lot why couldn’t you just hang around with your friends and STOP texting Mike!!
Sonny:) November 16, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.
The sad part is, sandy is nice. She’s not a minipulating bitch, like some girls at times can be. Mike is mad because he nv told sandy about lucys confeshion. Since sandys comming to town theres no wonder y mike’s mad. He’s mad at himself….In the words of Paulo: man what a pansy
JustSomeCritic November 16, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.
i’ll say this before i sign off for the night, everyone seems to be riled up and ready to blame mike. but the question i put to you, is mike the problem or is he the victim? my answer is he’s the victim, he’s a victim of a sociopath. let’s analyze lucy for a second, she’s physically strong, but mentally and emotionally weak. so much so that she needs others as a crutch to establish a sense of self. she adapts herself to make others like her, all the while never revealing her true self to others. so more or less she’s a sociopath and in the current arc one of her friends (while not realizing why) has started to sense this in her and pulls away as a matter of self defense. now everyone is saying she’s moved on, but considering her past actions, has she? no she hasn’t, she merely adapted her methods. instead of using a brutally direct approach, she’s switched to a more subtle technique. namely befriending augustus to goad mike into rushing to her cause she think this will make him jealous. Lucy is an addict, she’s addicted to friendships that support only her and mike has been the brunt end of this. he knows her well enough that he can see what she’s trying to accomplish, but is too young and inexperienced to know how to get her the help she really needs.
strider November 16, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.
Its probably her coming into town, but remember it’s snowing outside (makes you wonder how that’s going to play into Sandy’s visit, if it is true) and will cause more problems down the line. Poor Mike will be left alone again for Christmas and then how will Lucy handle herself?
about Lucy’s face in the last panel…
Head for the nearest trench! She’s about to explode!
Dellivis November 16, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
Really, I don’t see how anyone can possibly blame Sandy. All of this is Mike’s fault. I’m certain Sandy doesn’t actually KNOW that she’s causing Mike to act this way to Lucy, and if she did, I’m pretty sure she’d break up with him on the spot.
Mike’s the one being an idiot. Does anyone even know WHY he’s mad at Lucy still? I mean, I know initially it was because she was abusive to him and stuff, but now she just proved that she can be a true friend since she isn’t burdened by her feelings for him anymore. She doesn’t have to “hide” her dependency on him because it’s already out in the open and resolved, so now she can truly be his friend, but Mike’s just too much of a jerkface to accept that.
Nolithium November 16, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
You got REJECTED. I think that smirk came up cause Sandy’s:
Coming to visit.
Wants to have a litter if kitties with Mike. ^.^
Ragnarocker November 16, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.
…Well so much for that short renewed friendship.
Blue Sly November 16, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
*Reads Page Again*
. . Whaaatttt?
Dude,Mike. . SERIOUSLY?
That little sliver of Friendship and Magic is GONE.
THANKS TO THAT PERSON THAT SENT HIM THAT TEXT.
Maybe That Is. .
Ooooooo Lucy be gettin maaaadd.
NightFaller November 16, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
MORE DRAMA INDUCING CATS!!!
This twist is delicious, specially because I’m Team Sandy :3
Rusco Istar November 16, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
kuku look like somebody gonna get some pain in this chapter
holyXcross November 16, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.
Sandy sends brainwashing text messages that cause Mike to be an ***
DemonKat November 16, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
Aries November 16, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
Great, Mike is all pissy again! Poor Lucy, finally got Mike out of his Jerk-itude and now he’s back in it again Hopefully Lucy will slap some sense into him
Purpledede November 16, 2011, 1:24 AM EST.
$20 says it’s an act and he actually feels guilty about it all but wants Lucy to hate him so she moves on thinking she’s better than he deserves and can get over him with confidence
Ziur November 16, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.
That’s cruel of Mike, after Lucy trying so hard to be nice to him and act like nothing happened, he just refuses to stop with being a butt-face.
Oh the drama.
Cera November 16, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
again!? mike! you you ouy…argh! why!?
Jonny_M November 16, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
that would sting so bad
Reiza November 16, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
DAMMIT MIKE! YOU NEED TO BE PUNCHED IN THE FCKIN FACE
RayleneQuinn November 16, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.
And once more you twist at my need to know what happens next! (Though I can probably guess)
We’re getting close to supernova here guys! Put on your welding masks, this is gonna go up nicely!
Maverik November 16, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.
Jack November 16, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.
Oh mike, even after all that bonding, your still as ****** a friend as ever. Oh, wait, they’re not friends, so he’s just a ultra mega ****ing **** headed jerk face .
N-Star November 16, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.
I agree with RayleneQuinn Mike does need to be hit but not punched that is to weak he needs to be drop kicked in the face by someone with High Heels on.
Zen November 16, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.
He deserves worse.
N-Star November 16, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.
Say what now? That’s so rude! Bad Mike! *sprays with water*
Variun November 16, 2011, 1:41 AM EST.
Dick move, Mike. And I was warming up to you again. Heh. Hope may just be a disappointment you haven’t learned of yet. Hoheh. I was prepared for the worse. It’s disappointing, but not surprising.
Hoheh can’t believe he switched gears on her like that. Not that surprised…
Hoheh November 16, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.
I always wondered what it felt like to hav your heart break out of sadness for someone, I swear I felt it just then, on panel 8. Dude. I was a mike fan holding on to the idea of mike being a little more nicer to Lucy. But now I’m just giving up on him. He’s all yours Paulo. Rough him up. (prediction)
Aspear November 16, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.
The name of this is no longer bitter sweet candy bowl. It’s now called bitter candy bowl.
N-Star November 16, 2011, 1:43 AM EST.
Alright. I’m going to make a guess.
If I got this right, Sandy will be coming to visit Mike for the holidays.
During her visit, the two/three [if Lucy decides to tag along] will run into Alejandro [Rapecat] and some major **** will go down.
Lionist November 16, 2011, 1:44 AM EST.
Lucy’s face in the last panel just screams ‘Are you ******** on my dick right now?’
NadaBear November 16, 2011, 1:47 AM EST.
@ strider: i completly agree with u. I wish i could have come up with such an intellegent analisis on lucy and mike. I can truly say its hard not to agree with u. But u gotta admit mikes being a big baby about the whole thing. He could just let it be lucys problem. She is co dependent. I may agree with u but i’m going to be a hipicrit and say to lucy: Hey lucy! Give him a FALCON PUNCH! The point is i agree with every word u said but I still think mikes been a jerk. I understand and respect that he’s mad and sick and tired of being lucys bi poler crutch. He’s tired of being jerked around by her. I get that. I just wish he was mature annoff to be the better man. I truly can’t wait for things to eventualy go bad with sandy and mike. Y because i can’t wait to c the drama that insues when mike tries to be around lucy again. Heck y’ll i’m on the subject. I dated a girl years ago, and when we broke up i only wanted to be friends. When she got a bf she cut me from her life. I said OK. Y be around people who got there own burdens and problems to figure out. Shure its lonly to. But they all just need to grow up. When they do there going to look back on it all and laugh. Um well…..except for lucy. After she attemps suicide she’s going to be in therepy for the rest of her life alonge with this douche =======>
JustSomeCritic November 16, 2011, 1:50 AM EST.
oh are u serious im so disapointed in u mike
and after lucy tried so hard to be nice
kagura November 16, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.
****! Why would you not re-pair her with Mike! They’re amazing together!
Fionori November 16, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.
Why so much hate for Mike? I think he’s got the right to be a jerk. Most of his friends are either crazy or treat him like crap. I don’t know how he’s put up with it for this long. Never had any sympathy for Lucy.
Fluffy November 16, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.
since insomnia sucks
@JustSomeCritic thank you and i understand your point. the thing you have to remember is that mike is maybe, what, 14/15 years old. you can’t really expect him to see things the way an adult will see them. due to his inexperience he think the only way to protect himself is to be, well, a jerk. whereas an adult can possibly see what the issue is and try to seek out help for his friend. believe me a few years of age can make a world of difference on how someone handles a situation.
strider November 16, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.
GAAAAAHHHH… damn it, was hoping that would go in a different direction
Thespianut November 16, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.
/sigh/ Characters don’t change for the better overnight, do they?
Mike has to grow up and quit being such a drama queen before I can start thinking he can be in any sort of relationship…
@strider Agreed. People need to go through the hardships and learn /some/where how to handle situations in a better way than this.
Spladle of Doom November 16, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.
Erm… What just happened??
First Mike’s coming back around to Lucy, then he gets a text from Sandy, then he is, at first shocked, then happy?, and THEN he becomes the jerk that he was to Lucy AGAIN!
I don’t get it…
Just when I was beginning to like Mike again too… ~lol
I can’t wait to see what happens next though!! =D
~Hope Lucy kicks Mike’s ***! lol
Brydog23 November 16, 2011, 2:03 AM EST.
AWWWWWWW HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLL NOOOOOOOOOOO.
I’VE WAITED TOO LONG, MIKE. TOO LONG TO SEE YOU BE COOL WITH LUCY FOR ONE EVENING AND BLOW IT ALL THANKS TO SANDY (assuming it was her that texted him). THIS IS. THIS. THIS. THIS.
BLAAAAAWWRHGHGWRAWBG. DO YOU HEAR ME? I AM GOING AMNESIA GRUNT ON YOU, MIKE.
Lion November 16, 2011, 2:03 AM EST.
And just as I was beginning to like Mike again! Pfft.
AmberPhoenix November 16, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
Ooh, I think Lucy’s gonna lay some smackdown…! I hope so at least. That face of hers in the last panel is certainly ticked off lol
BustyLaroo November 16, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
Good! Mike and Lucy would be a boring love story.
kelistics November 16, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.
Any way you slice, Mike’s apparent reaction to Lucy’s question is wholly irrational. Unless, on the next page, he provides some explanation, and full disclosure here, if his explanation is, “I don’t want to talk about it,” I will accept that. Lucy might not, but I will.
PhycoKrusk November 16, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.
he could at least explain why its inapropriate!!!
Celsy November 16, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.
The commentators and their tunnel vision sure do love cocky derision when they ignore things they should see. Last time I checked, one thing was that she would risk her life to defend his, which she has done. You fail this quiz. Try reading chapters of the past, then we can see if those thoughts last. If you ca’t be bothered to delve into the archive, read chapter twelve.
Hoheh now gets a chance to sing, “When did you STOP remembering?” Confrontation showed the truth to everyone. AND in their youth. 201111160217
@strider: Lucy has been quiet, out of the way, and nice to Mike for a while now. Try noticing character development, please. Considering how she’s changed, Mike is unduly hostile.
Hoheh November 16, 2011, 2:15 AM EST.
Thank you Hoheh thats what i was thinking. the two of them almost ****ing get whacked in an alley way and just because lucy was a bit clingy and mike has a hands off girl friend mike becomes a dick.
Thespianut November 16, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.
Man, I was so ready to see Mike return to normal, but I guess I saw this one coming. ): I’m all for MikexSandy, but if he could just learn how to be a bit nicer, that’d be great. Even if Mike is 14/15, I knew a ton of people that could handle situations better than this at that age. It’s not an age thing at all. It’s maturity. Not saying that Lucy is super mature, but she’s trying her hardest to be nice, and I really do think that she’s trying to break from her codependency issues. Hoping for the best.
Now off to finish this God damn paper ):
Serene Heaven November 16, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.
Obviously Mike is reacting to some Sandy x Lucy pictures Paulo sent him.
At first he’s shocked, then aroused. He then sends Lucy home so he can have the room to himself.
If you know what I mean.
EDIT: Just noticed how wrong the big panel in the bottom right looks. Did he have to hold it there?
CharmingRice November 16, 2011, 2:23 AM EST.
Uh-oh. I have a feeling… SHE’S gonna be showing up soon.
Nissie November 16, 2011, 2:25 AM EST.
Bipolar Mike is back! I think he is angry with himself because he is torn between lucy and sandy so he is trying to push lucy away so she will no longer be a temptation but lucy is just so full of unconditional love for him. Its so cute it makes me want to puke
Vincent November 16, 2011, 2:25 AM EST.
Best Guess: Sandy’s apparently long text is probably telling “jerkface” that she’ll be coming for christmas. Judging by “you should be going”, he simply doesn’t want to deal with the inevitable trouble Lucy could bring to the situation. Lucy’s to an extent come to terms with his relationship, but it wouldn’t be suprising to see her quickly change the subject or perhaps get “naggy” towards Mike. Mike’s reaction can be understood, but he’s not really taking this situation appropriately like an actual friend would. Hence the name “jerkface” is indeed justifiable.
WhisperingWonder November 16, 2011, 2:27 AM EST.
@strider Your bombastic pig-headedness is astounding.
Did you fail to see the first couple of panels? “Mike… … your…” she was going to say smiling. She was honestly worried, and then she was honestly relieved and happy that he was happy.
And then Mike just turned to her, gave her a cold look, and told her to leave.
Told her to leave.
TOLD HER TO LEAVE.
And you have the stupidity to defend him?! The fact that they’re together this time is not her fault. The fact that she is in the play is not her fault. The fact that they have a lot of classes in common is not her fault. She does not see him anymore of her own volition. And she’s lonely. She has other friends, but not ones that connect to her at that level. Paulo can’t be there all the time, and then what? Go study with Daisy? Idiot-watch following David around? She can’t relate to any of them, and Paulo can be pervy sometimes and she clearly doesn’t like that.
Have you ever experienced friendlessness? I have. It’s cold. It’s bitter. It’ll turn the cheeriest, best humored person into a brooding, suicidal-thought-possessing coldhearted little kid. It’ll make getting out of bed on a weekend pointless, so you’ll stare at your ceiling reminiscing and daydreaming until your stomach demands dinner. It’ll make your favorite foods taste like ash when you remember how you and your used-to-be best friend used to eat it together. It’ll make your favorite books as hackneyed as Stephanie Meyer’s abomination of literature, of which I do not give the honor to name.
Shut your fool mouth about “psychopath” Lucy. She’s human. Or humanoid with a human mind, whatever. She is inherently good, and outwardly flawed. Yeah, she ha some tough ways to express her love. That’s little kids for you. She grew up when Mike grew a little sack and told her he wasn’t gonna take it anymore. But that is over. She’s clearly trying to change for him. She barely said anything at all about her victory. She hasn’t called him a rude name or hit him or spoke to him wrongly. She honestly smiled because he was smiling… and he tells her to leave.
There is no justification for this. Me, with my aversion to absolutes, state this absolute.
There is nothing that justifies this behavior here. She’s not being mean to him. She’s not gloating and up in his face like she might have been a few years back. She’s. Being. Nice. And he TOLD. HER. TO LEAVE.
Do not defend cruelty.
Biblioholic November 16, 2011, 2:29 AM EST.
sociopaths have been known to do strange things to maintain their crutches, but there is always an underlying cause. i read that chapter and all the chapters around it, if you look at that one chapter then yes lucy is a great friend. But, she has far too many times shown sociopathic tendencies. i’m not saying she’s a bad person, i’m alsosaying that mike is not a bad person. my argument was that lucy has serious psychological issues and needs serious professional help before she gets herself seriously hurt or those around her seriously hurt. Mike on the other hand is young, inexperienced and in no way, shape, or form qualified to help someone like lucy although he tried in the past. his current actions, although very rough, are a good start towards making lucy see she needs help. At the point and time he started acting like he does now he was gearing up to make things go very badly for him. as an outside observer if i were able to give a recommendation it would be for mike to step away from any relationship with her and try to speak with an adult about her behavior so she can get the help she needs. i’m just tired of everyone talking about mike like he’s a villain, augustus is a villain. mike is just too young to know what he’s doing. thank you and good night
edit: yeah i noticed i also noticed her facial and physical responses in terms of interactions between her/mike/augustus, which is why i mentioned the changing of tactics.
strider November 16, 2011, 2:34 AM EST.
*Slow Clap* Thank you.
DustinIrons November 16, 2011, 2:34 AM EST.
Take my foot… Stick it up his *** instead of a stick.
Ehemyo November 16, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.
Funny that you take one thing from my argument out of context and slap it amidst your idiocy and call me rebuttled.
And Augustus? Him, villain? Even with all the stuff with Daisy in “Love My Way” and him being in Allejandro’s gang, poverty is not easy and when your stomach hurts from hunger pangs you get pretty ****in sketchy about good and bad. He loved Daisy too much, and got worked up for a moment. He’s human(oid). It wasn’t pretty but clearly he deeply regrets it now.
He’s not so much of a villain. He’s more in the solid gray than the black.
Allejandro, now, there’s no redemption possible there.
Biblioholic November 16, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.
>:o oh what the ****, Mike!
StarSturdy November 16, 2011, 2:48 AM EST.
I see a rather enormous stick. Up a rather annoying self centred jerks’ rear.
The last few pages, with these two finally SOMEWHAT getting along was actually getting my hopes up that things would go back to atleast 50% normal.
guess my hopes were risen to high. DX
If only Sandy was real, Then she wouldn’t exist in this comic and i’d be happy ^w^
Harleyy November 16, 2011, 2:52 AM EST.
I honestly don’t see what Lucy did to warrant that, Mike.
Asche November 16, 2011, 2:53 AM EST.
Man, of course this is how it would go. I’ll be back in a month, hopefully this won’t be at an emo stage still, although it’s obvious Mike still will be, he can’t change now that every page hes in hes a douche.
Marik November 16, 2011, 2:56 AM EST.
*Aww, really Mike? Really?
…… I sense a bitch rant coming up…
Or, she may hold her tongue and stomp out despite the curious eyes of his family…
*I aaaalmost wouldn’t blame her for punching him in the face, but that’d throw a wrench in her efforts…
*Poor little lonely thing. I wish there was someone else for her to reach out to that’s positive. POSITIVE. But that may be too much to hope for in this story. Except for Paulo… But that might not happen.
* *wants Paulo/Lucy* ; 3;
Still hooked on this series *over a year since I started reading it~
Umm….. Interesting comment is interesting… *goes back and adds more interesting stuff* lol
Sariana89 November 16, 2011, 2:57 AM EST.
i swear this is my final reply for the night,
1) youth and inexperience can make you do weird and seemingly cruel things. are his actions good? maybe not. can they be used to attain the desired effect? possibly.
2)couldn’t it be possible that augustus (like me) is left brained and has analyzed his surroundings and figured out the best way to achieve his goal? namely manipulating others through false stories.
3) it’s quite rude to call someone stupid or a fool for merely making an educated analysis of the situation and by educated i don’t mean “smarter than you” context, i mean using information and knowledge i have learned in all my years of life to make an analysis.
4) i am in no way shape or form defending either of these two characters, i am merely lending everyone my observation of how things appear to someone who has seen sociopathic tendencies first hand and how they affect those around them. how you interpret (or in this case selectively hear) my observation is entirely up to you.
finally, learn to note the @”someone” parts of comments, it means my comment is directed at someone specifically. even if it falls right after yours it doesn’t mean i am talking to you yet.
strider November 16, 2011, 2:58 AM EST.
Wr3h November 16, 2011, 2:59 AM EST.
Lol ok i have to get involved because i accidently started this debate when i commended strider for his point of view on mike. For those who don’t like to read even further back i stated that though i understand his actions i don’t agree with them. Strider pointed out how young they are. That is true. Also mike shouldn’t have to babysit her. That is also true. However age aside he’s being an absolute jerk. U cant get around that. I Don’t care how old u r. Even a nice guy like mike knows he’s handling this whole thing wrong. Now @ Biblioholic: i absolutly agree with u. Even though i agreed with strider about his behavior where i differ with what he said is where i end up agreeing with u. Lucy may have treated him badly due to her insecuritys in the past, but lucy has been doing nothing but trying to be sival with mike. What’s she supossed to do stop excisting just for him. She can’t help that they have alot in common to be around eachother such as school and friends. Mike is just being a plain jerk. NO exceptions. I Feel real bad for lucy. She’s going to be a reck and will need theropy. I just hope lucy drifts from him and finds new friends or something, or appreates the friends she does have. Pluse she has her pets so she needs to relise that she isn’t as alone as she thinks.
JustSomeCritic November 16, 2011, 3:00 AM EST.
What’s going on?!
Sonata November 16, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.
Mike, why are you such an *******? Go die in a corner or something. Gaaaaah another 2 days to wait now. Argh. Lucy seriously, SERIOUSLY needs to punch him hard.
Amaris November 16, 2011, 3:03 AM EST.
I AM going to kill you. You do know that, right?
Yumikarp November 16, 2011, 3:03 AM EST.
aaaw dude what? :| no. ********. he would not do that. No sane person would do that. It was good news since he was smiling so why must he be a jerkface huh?
Mr. Morningstar November 16, 2011, 3:06 AM EST.
WHY. WHY YOU DO THIS.
EDog November 16, 2011, 3:08 AM EST.
Yeah, I think all this “Mike evilness” is building his character to be some what of a villain in the future. There’s no way that Mike doesn’t realize what hes doing and no nice person would ever do that, so in my eyes hes already nonredeemable, his rudeness overcomes any nice qualities, but lets not forget that in this fantasy world I’m sure he will end up coming out the super nice guy, even thou in RL that would not be possible.
Marik November 16, 2011, 3:08 AM EST.
Why does it seem as if no one but Strider and I see that Mike is the victim?
Loos November 16, 2011, 3:11 AM EST.
WHAT. THE. HELL. That’s not a mood swing, that’s mental imbalance. Becoming happy is not supposed to translate into hate. Abby’s anger issues seem positively TAME compared to Mike’s over-emo ****.
poubelle November 16, 2011, 3:11 AM EST.
Sorry but i think Mike just signed his death warrent
no really he has in my books
and well Lucy might flip and ask him what the Hells wrong with him seriously one thing i just noticed Mikes Mighty Morphing Face!
SmokeSkid November 16, 2011, 3:11 AM EST.
Rofl @ Mike.
Also, rofl at you all up there “defending” yourselves on the internet. All of you.
Good luck with that.
Anyway, Mike…Mike you make me want to laugh. And Lucy…you should’ve seen this coming. But love does that to us. As they say, “Love is blind.” And with many good reasons. Ahh, silly teen angst.
I like the way Mike’s face goes from unbridaled happiness (even going as far as to have tears pricking his eyes from joy) to absolutly cold, unwaivering bitterness. His realization that Lucy was still there, that she was trying to share a moment of happiness she hadn’t seen him genuinely have in God knows how long. It seems to me that he’d recognized he’d suddenly become too comfortable with Lucy too quickly, Sandy obviously drawing him back into his previous attitude, so he thought to rectify the situation as quickly and coldly as possible.
But i think the more he pushes her away, the more she’ll try—even from a distance—to stay in his life and keep trying to be his friend at the very least.
…thoughtful post is thoughtful.
Yaschiri November 16, 2011, 3:15 AM EST.
shut it, Mccain
Mike November 16, 2011, 3:15 AM EST.
WHY. JUST WHY. AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. F U MIKE. you don’t deserve happiness.
Mike you’re no victim. STFU, I love Paulo so much more than you right now. Ugh Mike is a worthless character. Everyone’s way too harsh on Lucy. She’s really not that bad. Jesus. Mike’s just… worthless.
Hurr November 16, 2011, 3:15 AM EST.
And you too, Yaschiri
Mike November 16, 2011, 3:17 AM EST.
HE SO DID NOT JUST EVEN.
It’s becoming impossible to root for Mike anymore. Does he not get what she was trying to do? She spends the whole evening patching things up, and he rubs his flaps all over it. Jeez.
Oh Mike. Why did you have to go and accidentally all your credibility?
MykelTDT November 16, 2011, 3:19 AM EST.
*facepalm* Ya know, you can STILL be friends with her ya idjit. And you’ll be out a really good one if ya keep acting lke that.
Dragonuv3 November 16, 2011, 3:23 AM EST.
…?! What the hell?! This again?! Aaaaaauuuuuurrrrgggggghhhhh!!!! It’s even more annoying now!!! Not only is it annoying to watch him act so far out of character, but we don’t even know why he is!!! What the hell is going on?! Explain, Veronica!!! EXPLAIN!!!!!
… *sigh* Okay… I have calmed down. I can put up with *******, *******, more-bipolar-than-Lucy(***) Mike IF Lucy confronts him on his a-holeness. Hopefully, she’ll be in berserk-mode. *crosses fingers*…
The Guy Nobody Knows November 16, 2011, 3:23 AM EST.
So damn close to fixing the friendship and then the pole went right back up his ***. *sigh* And people say women are hard to figure out.
OmegaB November 16, 2011, 3:26 AM EST.
You know, I would almost say Mike is even lower than Paulo now… except for the recent AskBCB strip where Paulo admitted that if Lucy told him she loved him, he would dump Jazz, so now I think they’re pretty equal in their horribleness… you might even say that both Mike and Paulo have obtained their PhDs in Horribleness. What is with the all the mentally deficient people in this story now? I’ll hold judgement, but I believe this will be the last chapter I’ll be reading of what once was my favorite webcomic. Please note, any flames will be used to roast marshmallows, that I will then fling at Paulo and Mike… while they’re on fire.
Trace November 16, 2011, 3:27 AM EST.
hmm, mike’s becoming a more spiteful character by the minute, and im absolutley loving the hell out of it. Don’t get me wrong i wouldnt mind if he got ran over by a semi at this point for the selfish and horrid way hes treating lucy, but man. Ya got to admit, you have to be completley cold, hell colder than space, to flat out say get the #$%^ out after all she went through to make amends. Theres a special place in my black heart for that cat.
Freddyz November 16, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.
MIKE X AUGUSTUS BECAUSE THEY DESERVE EACH OTHERRRRR
Tacsi November 16, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.
Thats it. **** it. Im not reading this anymore. That was the equivalent of a movie jump scare. You didn’t have to kill anybody, but at least SOMETHING should have happened.
I don’t feal that Mike is even a character anymore. Hes just a plot tool.
QuestionMyLogic November 16, 2011, 3:34 AM EST.
This thought just popped into my head: Does Sandy come to town, but end up breaking up with Mike because of the way he is treating Lucy? Or maybe she comes to town and breaks up with Mike, because she thinks he should be with Lucy? Given the story so far, it sounds possible.
The Guy Nobody Knows November 16, 2011, 3:35 AM EST.
Ha, love how her look just goes flat in the final panel as if saying, “Uh, what?!”
And I think Mike’s attitude is probably half because the text (which no doubt foretells of Sandy’s arrival in town soon) reminded him that he was kinda “backsliding” towards Lucy when Sandy was going to be close, and that maybe some part of him knew she wouldn’t take the news that Sandy would be back well, so he put on a jerkface front so she wouldn’t ask about the text and just focus on hating his guts.
Anon November 16, 2011, 3:35 AM EST.
But Paulo didn’t admit that he would dump Jazz. He just looked kind of sad and unsure and said something like “I hope I don’t make Jazzie cry.”
Aside from that, I’m so very tired of Mike being an asshat. I hope he gets over it soon. :|
Rosemarie November 16, 2011, 3:40 AM EST.
Alright, Mike! That’s it! Either you talk about what’s making you act like a complete ******* and we can settle this like adults, or I’ll go Duke Nukem all over you!
Sarge November 16, 2011, 3:41 AM EST.
This is why I hate Sandy, not because Mike x Lucy is cute, it’s because whatever she does causes hurt.
C-Ling November 16, 2011, 3:44 AM EST.
What…dah HELL!? Devastated face to absolutely in love face to gtfo of my room face??? All in the same few minutes?! Dude I thought i had things narrowed down but you just blew me away again.
*is VERY THOROUGHLY INTRIGUED now*
Michael S. November 16, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.
Bahaha, I figured he wasn’t actually upset in the previous page…
Hah. Watch this not even be about Sandy… xD Why are these readers so quick to assume…
That being said, YES. It’s probably about Sandy. But still.
It’s not guaranteed ~
omgfruits November 16, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.
A title for this page:
“World’s quickest emotion change after receiving a message”
Ths really hurt Lucy much.
Vasiliy November 16, 2011, 3:49 AM EST.
Reading BCS Mikey has been one of my favorite characters…but this complete utter jackarsery is getting a bit old. At this rate he’ll make paulo look like a decent person. personally it seems he still in between feelings.
Fish November 16, 2011, 3:52 AM EST.
well thats pretty harsh…
maybe mike just doesnt want himself even the chance to think about another girl an thats why he is like that.
but the comment of his sister tells me that he acts like that also to his family, so its not very clear right now what he is thinkin to decide that he is in the right to behave like that.
anonymus November 16, 2011, 3:53 AM EST.
NEW GUESS, SANDY’S PREGNANT!!
Artemis November 16, 2011, 3:53 AM EST.
So Sandy _is_ coming to visit him.
Maybe she just didn’t want to break up with him over the phone?
Kibondo November 16, 2011, 3:56 AM EST.
screw you mike, screw you…
my guess is that sandy’s coming over for christmas. no way mike could have turned nice to complete jerkface again that fast if it had nothing to do with sandy.
screw you sandy too…
sigh... November 16, 2011, 4:00 AM EST.
Funny the twist of tastes around here had a complete change: before everyone hated Augustus: now he is very loved. Before everyone liked Mike, now everyone hate him
Knux-the-Killer November 16, 2011, 4:00 AM EST.
why mike why..
Rockit November 16, 2011, 4:03 AM EST.
For real, Mike is starting to REALLY tick me off. He used to be one of my favorite characters, but his total douchebaggery is just making him TOTALLY unapealing. He is currently, like, BOTTOM of my list.
Marz November 16, 2011, 4:03 AM EST.
I really hope Sandy comes to visit Mike … and then something horrible happens to her
Haddi November 16, 2011, 4:04 AM EST.
Dun dun dun~ Jerk Mike is back.
Seriously, I gave up on him. I was starting to feel some hope about those two (I mean, not as lovers or anything like that, but as friends!), but now it’s just meaningless. Jerk Mike is simply too Jerk, Lucy was trying hard to make up with him and bring back the old good friendship that they used to share, but he keeps jerking around like that. Its just so frustating. >__>
And I’m not mad at Sandy at all, I mean, it’s not her fault. From what I know she didn’t order Mike to act like that with the others or something like that, probably she doesn’t even know he’s been acting like that with everyone else, so I can only blame Mr. Stick up in his ***.
Actually I kinda feel sorry for Sandy. She’s from a wealth family and everything but her life sucks, I must say that. She’s not free and is doomed to a life planned by her parents. And now her boyfriend, the only thing that cheers her up, turns out to be a jerk like that. >_>
And I love your style Taeshi, it’s full of WIN. The frames with Mike’s change of expression are really good. Also the colours you use do a great job helping with the emotional appeal.
Thank you for this bowl full of bitter and sweet situations. (lol) Can’t wait for friday. Go go Lucy! o/
lemonade November 16, 2011, 4:04 AM EST.
well, that was stupid…
i think from now on, we can guess how the comic will play out.
mike hates lucy, they become friends again, he hates her again, likes her again, likes her, hates her, like, hate, like hate, like, hate… eventually lucy shoots herself after giving mike a kiss and telling him she always loved him right in front of sandy, and then mike kills himself from guilt right in front of sandy…
…then sandy kills herself.
in the end… everyone died, the end!
Thanatos November 16, 2011, 4:16 AM EST.
I was expecting a total different outcome, but this will suffice too. For reasons that drama is bound to happen now.
aj November 16, 2011, 4:19 AM EST.
that’s pretty hamlet of you, thanatos.
thatonedude November 16, 2011, 4:21 AM EST.
*Glare* Seriously. There’s being “tired of it”, then there’s being an absolute DICK about it.
And ya know… I doubt he really even cares what other people think. 9.9
Jessica U. Ingmann November 16, 2011, 4:22 AM EST.
WHAT. THE. HELL. MIKE?
Subaru November 16, 2011, 4:22 AM EST.
Taeshi, the expressions in this page are just beautiful. I’m in love with it.
As for the content of the page, well, Lucy needs to get herself up and out of there and keep her cool. Just say her goodbyes, gather her things, and leave. She’s changing for the better, not just for him, but for all of her friends, and doesn’t need to backtrack. Mike needs a wake up call. He’s not just treating Lucy this way (if I understand his sister correctly) and hopefully Sandy IS coming to town so she gets a glimpse of his behavior. Maybe she’ll tell him to behave, or say “You aren’t the person I remember and love.” Maybe that’ll wake him up.
Azrael November 16, 2011, 4:25 AM EST.
Sandy: I’m comng over this christmas.
Ps: got me some birthcontroll
Waldo November 16, 2011, 4:25 AM EST.
I don’t understand how he went from scared face to happy face… but oh well. I like Azrael’s idea of Sandy seeing what a d-bag Mike’s being to everyone.
SJ November 16, 2011, 4:27 AM EST.
Ugh! What the heck?! That shouldnt happened. Like it isnt a must! Does he have bipoloar disease or something? Poor Lucy, wasting all of her effort to break the barrier between them. But still I vote for them!
Aubi November 16, 2011, 4:43 AM EST.
Dang I was hoping Mike would be broken up with.
A rampaging hobo November 16, 2011, 4:51 AM EST.
Star Adder November 16, 2011, 5:03 AM EST.
I am sure there is an explanation for Mike doing this. But the creepy smile is kinda misleading. I bet Lucy is going to kick mike in page 21. She hasn’t hurt anyone for a while.
REALLY REALLY BIGUSERNAME November 16, 2011, 5:07 AM EST.
… Did my particular diction offend you? Because yours offended me. So much that I could hardly focus on more than the general idea of your comment. I wish I hadn’t gotten heated. I do apologize that I did not read your original comment very thoroughly. But I do not apologize for speaking my mind.
Youth is a factor: noted, acknowledged, and put aside as irrelevant. Yes, he might not be doing this if he were more mature, and he definitely wouldn’t be doing this if he had experience. But who’s doing these actions and who is responsible for the action that is put out into the world by Mike? Who is responsible for his level of maturity and it’s consequences? Who is making the choices, be they poorly planned yet practical or simply poor? Nobody but Mike chooses what he does, and he should be held accountable for what he does. Kids bully each other. Doesn’t mean one should let them. Sure as hell doesn’t mean bullies should be applauded. No matter the cause.
While you point out that you are not defending one character over the other, you also designate one as victim, and therefore one has wronged the other and there is a good and bad one. The distinction between you disagreeing which is the victim and me disagreeing which is or isn’t in the wrong here is both trivial and irrelevant. I point this out not for hostility’s sake but because I do not like separation of what you say and what your words entrail, the separation of action and intention.
Now that I have properly read your opening comment, I should probably adress a few points of that as well.
You say that she “switched tactics.” That she was an “addict” to friends to depend upon heavily. This I politely disagree with. She has indeed shown some disturbing habits with Mike in the past. These have been put on hold as Mike does not talk to her much any longer. She is depressed, having suicidal thoughts, is processing what exactly she could do. This seems to me more indication for pressure to change herself fundamentally than a pressure to switch tactics as if she is a single-minded automoton headed for the singular goal of somehow staying dependent to Mike. I have yet to see any MORE dependent behavior amongst her smooth, natural drive into the renewed (now reshattered) friendship. I have seen enough in the way of facial expressions to know she has honest love for him. And as for her supposed “get with Augustus, Mike will be jealous” plan… I don’t see it. The one time Lucy, Augustus, and Mike were in the same room, Lucy was more seeking help and Augustus was either giving honest, heartfelt advice or he is very VERY good at deception. So good that he’s deceived me into thinking it proof that he is, at heart, not a bad person.
I apologize that your claim to Augustus being a left-brained individual and therefore inherently analytical & prone to deceit when it is practical does not precisely endear yourself to me, being a left brained person myself and driven by honor and justice as I am. But the fact is that I am told I am an excellent judge of character, and me believing that or not does not factor into the fact that I am for some reason absolutely sure that Augustus is at the very least redeemable. This is my opinion, I do not expect you to mind it. Do know that I may or may not be smug about it if Augustus gets his redemption
Don’t we all like jokes?
Biblioholic November 16, 2011, 5:10 AM EST.
REALLY REALLY BIGUSERNAME November 16, 2011, 5:12 AM EST.
Uh oh you can just SEE the storm brewing in Lucy’s face. Last straw, anyone?
LET ‘EM HAVE IT LUCY, and about time too … lets get all those feelings out now while its still in the air about whether that text was good news or bad (my money’s still on bad though; I think he’s smiling cause he saw it coming or he understands her probem or whatever . I mean, he IS about to crym ).
Shadai November 16, 2011, 5:13 AM EST.
Ohoohoh….I have a prediction here…..Sandy sent mike NAKED pictures AND he tells Lucy to go out.. and FAP FAP FAP..LOL
Shephard November 16, 2011, 5:22 AM EST.
Ah… so that’s what his sister meant! I see it now… that stick in his *** totaly needs to gtfo
Aquarian November 16, 2011, 5:25 AM EST.
MIKE YOU D0UCHEBAG WHAT ARE YOU DOING
What was in the message anyway? And who was that?
It’s HER isn’t it? Inevitable…
Harris012 November 16, 2011, 5:26 AM EST.
Punch him in the dick Lucy! He ****ing deserves it, as of late!
Pokelova November 16, 2011, 5:36 AM EST.
I knew I shouldn’t have gotten my hopes up. Hope you get that stick removed from your *** sometime soon, Mike
70lemons November 16, 2011, 5:58 AM EST.
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH!!!! *flips desk and leaves*
Missme November 16, 2011, 5:59 AM EST.
I hope Augustus or Paulo one day punches him in the face! He’s so annoying.
Lucy’s feelings must be a complete mess. One hour he’s ok then the next he’s not.
Udyr November 16, 2011, 6:03 AM EST.
RRRH screw sandy she ruined the moment for Lucy and Mike to get along !! I’m not a big fan of mike anymore.
candy November 16, 2011, 6:05 AM EST.
operation: NinjaslapMike is a go…. commencing in 5… 4… 3… 2…
Aktherion November 16, 2011, 6:10 AM EST.
Aw awwww crushed hopes all around.
Lunacy November 16, 2011, 6:11 AM EST.
Ok mike. You, sir, are a bitch. You’re Sandy ****ing bitch, and if you don’t do anything about it, shell tie you to a chair and **** you all day, while only feeding you food and drink filled with the active ingredients of viagra. MAN UP, BITCH!
bull363 November 16, 2011, 6:11 AM EST.
I knew it could not have been about a break up. But now I wish it were -_- Mike, you insensitive fop!
Lucy, if you happen to break Mike’s smart phone by throwing it into his face, we would understand and won’t hold it against you.
Mess November 16, 2011, 6:12 AM EST.
I used to respect Mike. Now I want his face punched in.
I was actually dissapoointed to see that smile…
Apparently with good reason!
M November 16, 2011, 6:12 AM EST.
cats are confusing …
Zero November 16, 2011, 6:18 AM EST.
NOOOO Mike what you meant to say was “Lucy, would you be so kind as to vacate the premesis? I must fap myself into oblivion” you should apologize.
Aktherion November 16, 2011, 6:19 AM EST.
Mike you son of a bitch. Everything was awesome, you got the text, now you’re a ***** again. Unless Sandy is crazy paranoid and walking down your street RIGHT NOW, you’re a ****ing *****.
Turtle Hermit November 16, 2011, 6:22 AM EST.
Uh oh drama bomb! Nuclear launch detected.
Raine November 16, 2011, 6:22 AM EST.
Why is Mike such a Jerk?? Poor Lucy I’d be your friend!! We can both avoid water together!!!
Blaize November 16, 2011, 6:25 AM EST.
Me November 16, 2011, 6:25 AM EST.
Now that I think more about it I’m glad she didn’t break up with him. Mike deserves a bigger fall from grace than just a simple text message breakup.
So I hope Sandy is coming, and I hope Mike becomes a ever bigger d**k face while she’s there, and I hope Sandy becomes highly aware of his changed personality. Then just as she’s about to leave she puts him in his place and breaks up with him. She needs to tell him it’s because of this behavior that she wants to break up so he realizes how stupid he’s been acting and goes on an epic guilt-&-emo trip!
I really just hope he doesn’t end up with Lucy. I think that would send a horrible message to all the female readers of this comic.
When a guy treats you like that… he isn’t worth it.
Candid November 16, 2011, 6:34 AM EST.
Oh no you DID’NNNNTTT
Melinda November 16, 2011, 6:34 AM EST.
lucy’s reaction in the last panel= what the *censor* bro!?
so close mike, so close. Back to being the moody kid. -grabs desk. ****s this ****-
Kindle_kat November 16, 2011, 6:36 AM EST.
He is not being a jerk..he is feeling guilty for specding time with a girl who is known to have feelings for him
Dracke November 16, 2011, 6:40 AM EST.
I will kill you mike. Just sayin
superanimecutie November 16, 2011, 6:40 AM EST.
FFFFFFFFFFFF- *gets in a tank and rides up to the authors house* YOU.DIE.NOW!!!!!!
Siriuswolf November 16, 2011, 6:41 AM EST.
no i was so excited well she has to tell us what happened sooner or later
nomokom November 16, 2011, 6:42 AM EST.
Mike needs to stop treating Lucy like she’s somehow getting between him and Sandy.
k November 16, 2011, 6:42 AM EST.
What is the logic in this? “Oh, wow, I forgot how much fun we could have together, playing video games like old times. What’s this? A text? Oh, it’s my amazing girlfriend that I love so much! I care about her a great deal more than the girl I was just having fun with. Oh, maybe that girl should leave, because she’s nothing compared to my awesome girlfriend. I’ll just forget about the good times we were having and kick her out.”
Seriously, Mike? Your pride about how right you are concerning Lucy’s past behavior means more to you than the fact that you can, in fact, have fun together without her beating the crap out of you? That kind of behavior is what middle schoolers do when they think they’re mature enough to start being a dick about everything.
Mattaki November 16, 2011, 6:42 AM EST.
ftu November 16, 2011, 6:47 AM EST.
Honestly, Taeshi, what the fudge. I doubt any sane human being would act like that. It seems like drama is just being created for the sake of drama without any logical backing, other than the excuse “MIKE IZ JERK,” which is frankly just bad writing in my opinion.
Null November 16, 2011, 6:51 AM EST.
Not that im standing up for mike but he has to drown his feelings in anger… like now he was sad then angry. He knows that if Sandy is going to be here then I will make Lucy feel like how we were in 3rd grade again and treat her like crap >.>
James November 16, 2011, 6:52 AM EST.
I see a possible motive here. Taking into account his expression of shock followed by happiness, it seems very likely that Sandy said she was coming over to visit right then, which would mean that Lucy would be forced to leave.
But again- Just my opinion.
Siel November 16, 2011, 6:57 AM EST.
wow tae, you change lucas behavior
miki-san November 16, 2011, 7:02 AM EST.
Come on!!!!!!! Wwwwhhhhhyyyyyy?!?!?!?!
Joshua Roberts November 16, 2011, 7:04 AM EST.
What the hell Mike? What the hell is wrong with you? Lucy. Gear up and snap right back! He needs a punch or TEN square in the nose.
Amber November 16, 2011, 7:07 AM EST.
Mike, why you gotta be such a jerk? Just because Lucy still has a crush on you doesn’t mean you can’t be friends. If Sandy really cares for you the way she seems to, she wouldn’t mind you hanging out with the girl you’ve been friends with longer than you’ve known her. I can’t really picture her as the jealous type, so quit it, okay?
LyokoTitan November 16, 2011, 7:11 AM EST.
ha… haha… HAHAHAHa! HAHAHAHAHA! AHAHAHAHAHA! sucks to be you lucy!
lolwut November 16, 2011, 7:11 AM EST.
Aww Damnit.. so much for the brief period of friendship :’(
Stupid sandy ruining everything -_-;
Sue November 16, 2011, 7:18 AM EST.
Dang Mikie, you know his process of happy to angry when you look at the background colors to his small frame by frame…. Taeshi did a great job on this page, but still, now he’s happy all of a sudden, makes me wonder if being angry at Lucy all of a sudden is truly the way to go.
Edit. Lucy all has the cutest eyes in the first and second frame >.
CTS4Kouhei November 16, 2011, 7:19 AM EST.
CURSE YOU MIKE!!!
no one November 16, 2011, 7:21 AM EST.
Kindof a douche move there, Mike buddy.
Necron Cheese November 16, 2011, 7:24 AM EST.
Mike feels like Lucy is trying to invade into his personal life. Poor Mike. Anyways, Lucy’s face totally reads that she will say something like; “You said what now.”
Mewkat November 16, 2011, 7:27 AM EST.
So, assuming the length of this chapter is to either set up, or execute an angsty confrontation. And given the characters so far involved in the chapter, here are a few of my own hypotheses.
1. Sandy is moving to Roseville
2. Sandy is coming to visit Mike
It seems like him becoming cool again, only to have such a violent shift back to being a jerk is a set up for something greater. I really hope so. I despise Mike thoroughly, and he was actually showing character growth here, I hope this 1 step forward 2 steps back for him actually has some pay off.
GiantWeebo November 16, 2011, 7:27 AM EST.
Nooooo … It’s jerkface Mike again!
The MikexLucy shippers cry; the MikexSandy shippers frolic and cheer.
O_chan November 16, 2011, 7:28 AM EST.
arhgrr i hate this Dx
Jay Tea November 16, 2011, 7:28 AM EST.
GO ON LUCY! TELL HIM TO NOT BE SO RUDE!
(but then again she is being nosy)
I just hope they become friends again.
Anon November 16, 2011, 7:30 AM EST.
lmao, wow! Can’t wait to see the next page
2tailed_fox November 16, 2011, 7:32 AM EST.
i knew it. i knew sandy was going to end it. now mike back to being a jerkface to lucy.
avalon November 16, 2011, 7:32 AM EST.
WHY? My prediction wasn’t accurate.
ZE JERKFACE STRIKES AGAIN!
Tika November 16, 2011, 7:32 AM EST.
Snatch the phone!! Dang I want to she what she said!! Snatch it!!!!
mdg245 November 16, 2011, 7:33 AM EST.
I have a feeling that he feels bad knowing that Lucy loves him, so he’s trying his best to make her hate him so she doesn’t have to suffer anymore.
Kite November 16, 2011, 7:35 AM EST.
…..That’s it. the time has come that we mikexlucy shippers must go to war against the mikexsandy shippers, to decide the fate of mike’s love life
dark ninja November 16, 2011, 7:43 AM EST.
“Oh boy, Mike! You’re single and now we can immediately be together!”
Try not to look so happy, Lucy.
Adawg November 16, 2011, 7:44 AM EST.
IT’S ALL COMING TOGETHER! When Mike learned Sandy always liked him he felt guilty about having feelings for Lucy and once he learned Lucy loved her, he thought he needed to take drastic action to distance himself from Lucy as much as possible. Though when he read that Sandy was coming over, he was so happy but he remembered Lucy was there and decided he needed to pull his act together. Anyway, DON’T BE AN IDIOT MIKE! Just sayin
Flashbomb7 November 16, 2011, 7:45 AM EST.
To maximize suspense, the next nineteen pages are going to be nothing but facial expressions.
Adawg November 16, 2011, 7:47 AM EST.
No!! Dammit Sandy!! (or who ever it was that texted him. Seriously, I have no clue who it is up to this point. I could usually figure out but, Taeshi is just to good of a writer.)
The Almighty Twitch November 16, 2011, 7:48 AM EST.
wtf mike i nuw it , hi was going to crack that mines sandy is coming. now i heat sandy dam you for now i hope she dies
MEGAMAN64 November 16, 2011, 7:52 AM EST.
I like how everyone’s getting angry at Mike for this.
Sandy is obviously the evil mastermind controlling Mike’s emotions. Her texts are actually mind-control devices. We must take up arms against Sandy. We must put an end to her causing Mike so much turmoil. We must fight for our favorite Korat.
Prepare the torches and pitchforks.
Ziggy November 16, 2011, 7:56 AM EST.
GOD DAMN IT MIKE, ITS NOT CHEATING ON SANDY TO BE FRIENDS WITH LUCY. THIS SHOULD BE SELF EVIDENT
but seriously, I am starting to agree with the mike hate. Lucy, you might want to look elsewhere for friendship!
Quaddy November 16, 2011, 7:57 AM EST.
Fauxpas November 16, 2011, 7:58 AM EST.
Gosh darnit, Mike -_-
Kay November 16, 2011, 7:59 AM EST.
**** you mike aaaahhhhh >:@
PauloXLucy November 16, 2011, 8:00 AM EST.
Wow, barely 8 hrs and already there are 300+ comments. I didnt start reading this stuff regularly that long ago but already the comment counts have gotten huge!
Anyway, I’d really love to have some comics focusing heavily on mikes P.O.V. I’m dying to know exactly what is going on in his mind right now. Everything has been pretty Lucy centric for ages. We’ve seen her meltdown, her angst, her reaction to mike’s jerkiness etc etc. Haven’t seen a great deal of mike beyond his jerkiness, till now at least.
Alpharius November 16, 2011, 8:00 AM EST.
they were finally getting along again, he goes back to being an *******. I don’t care if he feels guilty for liking Lucy while liking Sandy, that’s no excuse for his behavior. I’d slap some sense into him if I was a friend of their’s.
asimplefangirl November 16, 2011, 8:00 AM EST.
Whoop! There goes Mike again, being an ***. And I was almost starting to like him again. Seriously Mike, the stick up your ***, get rid of it. Now… or leave it in, it makes for a great story. After all this, we’ll call it “The Adventures of *** Stick!”
Senor Pena November 16, 2011, 8:02 AM EST.
Your a meanie Mike, don’t worry Lucy we’ll find out
Love November 16, 2011, 8:04 AM EST.
Damnit Sandy your ruining the comic. Lucy please kick her ***. Then mike switch back to the Blue Scarf Mike we all love
Matthew November 16, 2011, 8:06 AM EST.
Ah, so it must be good news of the phone.
Um, what the ****? Why is Mike mad and distant again? In the words of Mathew Buck: BECAUSE THE PLOT SAYS SO! ^_^
Seriously, talk about two 180s in the space of about three, four pages. Mike is the most inconsistent ******* I’ve ever seen.
NintendoSegaSonyGuy November 16, 2011, 8:07 AM EST.
I hate Sandy.Mike dump her and Lucy hick her ***.
Matthew November 16, 2011, 8:08 AM EST.
Lucy.. Just explode. Kick his ***. Make him realize what a total dick he’s being
Serge November 16, 2011, 8:11 AM EST.
Annnnnd….He ruined it
I’m guessing the reason he’s super happy is that maybe it’s been a while since Sandy called? Or maybe it’s some good news from her?
Nara November 16, 2011, 8:13 AM EST.
no..no…NO!!!! DAME YOU SANDYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
now things will never be the same.
Rozon November 16, 2011, 8:14 AM EST.
wth!!! -.- Mike is a douche bag. End of story.
Carna November 16, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.
Well, Sandy;s obviously coming for Christmas. From the previous look on his face, I was almost sure it was bad news.
Now Mike’s going to be an idiot and confuse Lucy more than ever.
She was trying so hard, man… Just because you don’t want to make out with her or anything doesn’t mean you guys can’t be friends.
Mike is what, 15 and he can’t figure this out?
Tickle Monster November 16, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.
lol, this chapter’s only half done and all this has happened? i wonder what’s going to happen at the end!!
Bioniclema90 November 16, 2011, 8:25 AM EST.
…i told you guys…
i TOLD you guys.
this chapter isn’t called december for no reason.
the month that she would come duh.
Somedambuilder November 16, 2011, 8:27 AM EST.
^ Ha, I remember when you commented that last page. Good call! It makes sense.
Anyways, in order to prevent this comment from being too idiotic and random, I’m just going to add that after reading through all of the comments on this page, I have to admit that Mike’s ability to just blow Lucy off like that, to be a complete and utter douche to her simply because he can’t stand to think of Lucy and Sandy at the same time without confusing himself, is sheer amazement.
How can he just sit there and tell her to get out with such a cold look in his eyes, just because Sandy popped up on his phone?
I mean, she could be outside his door right now, but why not invite Lucy to stay for dinner so that she can tell Sandy how idiotic Mike acts when he finishes talking to her?
I bet his family will hate this. They’ll be angry for weeks because if what they say is true, he’ll likely be a grump the entire time she visits and be terrible to everyone.
Tickle Monster November 16, 2011, 8:34 AM EST.
It’s a damn shame that Mike once has decided to take leave of his sensibilities; and in such a curt, rude and jarring manner.
Doubtless this conceited dandy has his reasons, rightly or wrongly; with the object to further distance himself from Lucy. But there are better ways, more respectable ways!
Come Final Fantasy Cat, defend Lucy’s honour! Only the cold steel blade shall decide.
P.S. Stop vilifying Sandy! She’d side with Lucy as much as the lot of you, if she only knew.
Mess November 16, 2011, 8:35 AM EST.
@mess. i think you deserve a kick further up in your totally rightiousness.
i bet if sandy knew how bad mike is against everyone, she wouldn’t even want to date hi-
…holy ****! AWESOME DISCORVERY!
Somedambuilder November 16, 2011, 8:38 AM EST.
+jaw drop+ wow…… all she had a chance to say was 2 words. 2. little. words. ok, now I just hate the *******. do you really have to be such a dick Mike? why can’t you guys be friends like you have been for the rest of the evening? oh, and you guys have a paper you need to finish C= I hope she pulls that card outa the bag, which would mean you can’t kick her out. HA.
At least Lucy get’s ****** at the end instead of tear-faced. Way to be stronger love! she started to get sad but stopped, good girl ^w^ I foresee Lucy talking sense into Mike one of these days and it. will. be. glorious. I just she doesn’t end up with him, they are so wrong for each other if they can’t even handle the others emotional instabilities.
kikimmicoa November 16, 2011, 8:39 AM EST.
mess, i dont think lucy and sandy were ever really friends, and more to the point you assume she only knows half the story, she could know all of the story, or none of the story, or a completely false story cause mike lied, or she might not even remember lucy, or maybe etc etc etc
we hardly know what sandy knows about all this, which is why i really want some Mike centric stuff, because there is alot that could be going on that we’d only really find out about if we did get something Mike centric
Think about it, pretty much everything since lucy confessed to her feelings has been about her, paulo, tess, daisy etc
Most of what we have seen from mike in that time is his interactions with Lucy and flashbacks
It’s not that i think Mike’s side of things will justify his attitude morally, but there has to be a lot going on that we aren’t seeing
Alpharius November 16, 2011, 8:42 AM EST.
Mike’s a hardass again.
DAMMIT, SANDY, YOU SONOVA BLEEP BLOP!!
LemonFilling November 16, 2011, 8:43 AM EST.
I love the way mikes face changed from “Bright and awesome mike” to “Jerk mike with ominous face shadowing” . But we can’t say we didn’t see the revert coming. I honestly expected it right after the text came so that was a shock to me. Though Lucy is about to go nuclear ….. or she could just turn over a new leaf, drop a guilt nuke on him and calmly leave … that might bug him more than the usual “Lucy of Mass Destruction” response as he would not be able to justify his behavior.
Juerujin November 16, 2011, 8:50 AM EST.
I want them to end up snowed in together for the holidays, Mike and Lucy. And Sandy to not be able to get there because of the blizzard that will be happening outside for the rest of December. Mike is being totally unfair and his behavior makes me want to jump into this comic, call him a total and complete D-bag, and kick him where it hurts.
KairaWolf November 16, 2011, 8:50 AM EST.
Hang on a minute my angry face is hard to get into…………………..
…….. UUGGGGGHHHHHHH you need to goooooo
Huh? November 16, 2011, 8:56 AM EST.
Mind yer dam business! (see what I did? haha…er…nevermind)
I suppose I am a bit priggish. But a good kick in the back side won’t cure my ‘totally righteousness’. Maybe a quarter-righteousness, but not totally. It may indavertantly cure my lumbago though.
Maybe they weren’t really friends, but I’d still think Sandy is the sort of person who would relate to Lucy’s situation.
Sandy knowing the full story is just an equal an assumption as mine of her not knowing. However, in saying that, I think it’s worth noting that we have yet to see any evidence to suggest that Mike does disclose issues of such kind to her. And based on what we scarcely got on Sandy, she seems unconscious of the events happening around Mike-Lucy. So I’m merely using this as a ground. In light of new information, I’d happily change my opinions.
If I were Mike, I wouldn’t bitch to her about my problems, especially about Lucy. It would just be a mood killer, and helluva awkward. I suspect Mike is the sort who’d like everything to be as perfect as possible with Sandy. But who knows really. I won’t elaborate further on this. There’s no need and there is not much to go on about. It’s all conjecture.
Mess November 16, 2011, 9:00 AM EST.
Whoa, Sandy is some sort of corruption or something, just look at the frown form on his face when he looks away from that phone.
Interesting to see right now, Mike is the bitter, Lucy is (at least trying to) be the sweet.
master November 16, 2011, 9:03 AM EST.
Oh! My! A-God! Lucy is about to enter RAGE mode!
Mike o’ Mike.. Get the stick out of your *** before your friends beat you to death with it.
Krys the Wytch November 16, 2011, 9:04 AM EST.
Mike……you know it IS possible to have female friends even with a girlfriend, right?
I’m sure Sandy has male friends.
Stop being a douche -____-
Lunar November 16, 2011, 9:11 AM EST.
Furthermore on Sandy, if Mike does disclose certain things to her about him and Lucy. Wouldn’t Sandy, as your average empathetic human(oid) type girlfriend person, naturally probe into the situation? So that she may better understand Mike’s anxieties and be more effective in consoling or comforting him?
Eventually Sandy will begin to take notice of Mike’s inconsistencies in his versions of their conflict. Because for Mike to gain sympathy from Sandy, it will be almost necessary to alter or omit certain truths in the story. And then Sandy, upon making her observations, will go ‘Aha’ something is not what it all seems. Sandy will eventually discover a crack in Mike’s version of the tale. Anything that has the potential to alienate their relationship (mike-sandy) is something Mike would take care to avoid. Thus I believe that Mike doesn’t confide such things to Sandy.
This I think very probable and more down to earth than Sandy being the incarnation of the devil himself to sedduce Mike away from the noble and fair maiden as Lucy. All conjecture I admit. I’m happy to change opinions in light of more information or very incisive observations.
Mess November 16, 2011, 9:20 AM EST.
I feel relieved but I don’t know why Mike is telling her to leave, I mean what is going on dude/dudette?
Starkeyblade November 16, 2011, 9:22 AM EST.
Blahhh. I was kinda hoping that Sandy would be breaking up with him. And now Mike turns into a jerk again to Lucy. Man that really sucks.
NatsNeko November 16, 2011, 9:23 AM EST.
……………………..I AM SO CONFUSED!!!!11!!!!!
xxyzx123 November 16, 2011, 9:25 AM EST.
Lucy should take example from the rest of her friends, who already don’t bother with Mike anymore (except for David, who by nature bothers everyone whether they like it or not xD )
Really, he is clearly insistent on viewing his relationship with Sandy as a “Me and her against the world” sort of thing. He insists on alienating himself to the point of pushing everyone else away, even his own sister, which is just… wrong.
I hold nothing against Sandy, however. She seems like an incredibly sweet and kind character, and it’s not her fault that Mike is a complete arse.
Props to Lucy who was able to reach him, if only for a short while, but if no one else wants to bother with this idiot then she shouldn’t either.
What Lucy really needs to do is remember the friendships she had with Daisy and Sue and the others, and return to them. She doesn’t need Mike in her life, and I wish she could just realize that.
Skygaze November 16, 2011, 9:33 AM EST.
She should punch him in the face and trash his games. He deserves it I feel sorry for Lucy
ImABanana November 16, 2011, 9:42 AM EST.
I still say she’s dead.
SushiJaguar November 16, 2011, 9:44 AM EST.
HAHAHAHA @SushiJaguar BUT IS STILL WANT TO KNOW. NOOOOOW.
LikexMucy November 16, 2011, 9:57 AM EST.
mikes gonna get the crap beeten out of him by lucy. hay pop some popcorn this is gonna be good.
1337c47 November 16, 2011, 10:02 AM EST.
Lucy’s about to rain terror down on his ***!
MC November 16, 2011, 10:03 AM EST.
NO GOD DAMN IT MIKE
Scott Nishida November 16, 2011, 10:03 AM EST.
OK mike freaking really you get one damn text lucy see’s you smile an thinks your really happy then you go an turn back into a *******! lucy only tried to cheer you up so you 2 could be friends again an you become a complete ******* after a damn text!
DarkFox November 16, 2011, 10:09 AM EST.
Oh no. Has the stick been stuck back up his rear?
TheGhost November 16, 2011, 10:10 AM EST.
Damn it, Mike. Everything was so perfect and you just had to go and ruin it. >:c
Is it wrong that I was hoping Sandy would break up with him?
TheShyGamer November 16, 2011, 10:23 AM EST.
Goddammit Mike you’re such an idiot you always PMS after getting a text from Sandy. DOWN WITH SANDY SO HE CAN STOP HAVING THAT TIME OF THE MONTH AGAIN!
Midi November 16, 2011, 10:26 AM EST.
I gonna rape this ********* If he Keeps this Up. In real Life i would’ve Taken his Head long ago
AnthonyDafox November 16, 2011, 10:28 AM EST.
It’s sad how few people have faith in MikexSandy…
Such a nice couple, and it’s hard enough over distance and takes alot to fight for someone from far away.
Mar November 16, 2011, 10:29 AM EST.
Sandy is probably coming back for a few days, but really, Mike your PMSing is getting in between you and Lucy?
Cal-Lightwood November 16, 2011, 10:31 AM EST.
ugggggg Mikke you are such a stuiped selfish,ignorant cat everr.cant you see the lucy is your soul mate,she knows ever single detail about you,your fears and what makes you happy,and you know ever single detail about her you guys are perfect for each other in anyway..but noo its sandy,just a girl that you met in school for a year,she helped you out on stuiped **** and gave you a nickname.you guys know littel about each other and are in a long distance relationship that NEVER works out….get ride of your little elementary crush with Sandy and go with lucy because she deserves you
enxhi November 16, 2011, 10:36 AM EST.
WHAT BE HAPPENING?
Your Mom November 16, 2011, 10:41 AM EST.
Lucy’s face in that last panel: “The ****?”
Mike should at least tell her why she should go home in that blizzard.
Sally November 16, 2011, 10:42 AM EST.
This is the first comment I’ve ever made and I would like to say that I can understand why Mike is pushing Lucy away. It’s funny how most are mad at Mike because he refuses Lucy and her advances.
Insane Lioness November 16, 2011, 10:45 AM EST.
I normally would not condone this, but Lucy needs to unleash her old buttkicking self and knock some sense into Mike. I think a Hidden Leaf Primary Lotus should be enough to knock the stupid out him.
Cyandog182 November 16, 2011, 10:53 AM EST.
Enxhi got it right.. Damnit Mike, believe me, long distance relationships dont work, EVER.
Seraphara November 16, 2011, 11:00 AM EST.
After talking to Augustus, Lucy realized she can be happy just being friends. Here she isn’t advancing on him, she’s asking why he looks so happy… then the douchebaggery appears on Mike again because Sandy called. His behavior in this long-distance relationship may be loyal, but he’s also turning away from his friends, not only Lucy. Here he is being a ********* BECAUSE of Sandy. I wonder how that will translate when they are actually together… it can’t be good when he meets any of her friends and vice versa… I’ve seen that before and it was never pretty.
He’s being a plain *********, and there is no reason for it, even if he is in a relationship. His sister made clear that he is doing this to his family too.
Kixxar November 16, 2011, 11:01 AM EST.
Please can she leave and go to Paulo’s house?
Yeeey LucyxPaulo!! <3
Rachael November 16, 2011, 11:03 AM EST.
Maybe Sandy isn’t coming to town and this is just based off of Haley’s comment earlier about that stick up his *** that appears whenever he talks to Sandy and is brought back to reality. As we can see here, he totally forgot Lucy and had a moment to himself and whatever he read he might of felt a little bit of guilt for having her there until he replaced it with annoyance and anger. Lucy, from what I see, was only trying to be friends again. Not make an advance for a relationship.
Maybe these next few pages will be here knocking some sense into him, and letting him know that his girlfriend isn’t the only person in the world that should matter. He’s got good friends and a good family he ends up neglecting over one person who isn’t even around.
And at earlier comments, I’m not one of the many who is mad at Mike, just disappointed because even if Lucy and Mike don’t start a relationship, it is nice to have them on good terms. I can see them both having reasons for how they have acted, but it’s time to try and settle things instead of emotionally pound each other.
Jax November 16, 2011, 11:10 AM EST.
I’m fairly sure most of the people angry at Mike are angry at him for the cruel, cold way he treats her. I don’t CARE if you’re not interested in dating someone, that doesn’t mean you should treat them like ****.
Naraka November 16, 2011, 11:13 AM EST.
Y U NO REASONABLE!?
Welp, Mike is officially the far bigger jerk now. Lucy has started to mature a little in this chapter I noticed, and that’s a good thing (doesn’t make what she put Mike through in the past go away of course, but she seems to be trying to make up for it), but Mike’s going in the other direction. I know there is a fair bit to the phrase ‘love makes you blind’ but this is ridiculous.
Mike could use a proverbial boot up his ***.
I’d say less that Mike is acting out because of Sandy, and more like Sandy is the catalyst and Mike is being a jerk on his own… or something.
Blaze November 16, 2011, 11:14 AM EST.
Mike, I will beat you with a ****ing broom.
Eveco November 16, 2011, 11:16 AM EST.
i thoud somthing else but NOW what….the….****
really first he’s like omg tear and now dead brain and send’s lucy out
mike…….ur cold……really cold
(and **** sandy -,-)
thathurts,good? November 16, 2011, 11:32 AM EST.
Yes! I can’t stand those two together move along Lucy go get some Paulo-love
casui November 16, 2011, 11:33 AM EST.
Mike just ****** me off. ):<
Gosh, this makes me cringe.
Lunas November 16, 2011, 11:39 AM EST.
lucy and mike all the time negative i hate it -,-
thathurts,good? November 16, 2011, 11:41 AM EST.
… It was nice while it lasted …
Doodlebug November 16, 2011, 11:43 AM EST.
I’m not sure which of the two I’d rather assassinate, Mike or the author for making this such a bitch to read without getting angry.
Davey November 16, 2011, 11:48 AM EST.
This is the page that makes me understand why people want Sandy to break up with Mike. The second she appears, he becomes a raging ******* to everyone else in existance. I’ve met people who act like him, completely obsessive about one person they like, and evil towards everyone else, including family and former friends. And those kind of people aren’t usually the kind that are good for starting a new family. Very bad parents. Not to mention should anyone or anything else appear that they like, the former subject may as well kill themselves for all the attention the bad person would give.
+1 for the “Mike needs to go away” club.
Anonymous November 16, 2011, 11:56 AM EST.
WHAT THE HELL
tHe PuRpLe ShAdOw November 16, 2011, 11:56 AM EST.
He is going to masturbate
dodo November 16, 2011, 12:02 PM EST.
i’m so mad at him
btw, my dog died yesterday. i’m sad
Jackie November 16, 2011, 12:04 PM EST.
Mike! You’re an ***! Treat the ladies with some more respect, would ya?
Varulvsnatt November 16, 2011, 12:08 PM EST.
MIKE YOU SELFISH NO GOOD C**K SUCKING S**T LICKING SON OF A RAGGEDY A** B***H
I AM GOING TO RIP YOU F***ING HEART OUT AND EAT YOUR DAME SOUL!!!
Rozon November 16, 2011, 12:11 PM EST.
Mike! I protected and supported your *** over almost 2 years now but now you are you being an *******!
emaN November 16, 2011, 12:15 PM EST.
You know dodo is right he probably is going to masturbate. Give him a rest you guys!
TehLulzinator November 16, 2011, 12:17 PM EST.
WHAT?! But… MIKE!
I don’t understand anything ;_____; !
Hey hey hey hey, please, be patient!
But Mike, why you are making the things more harder?
Kyosuke November 16, 2011, 12:18 PM EST.
Hopefully u will read this for my idea a few webcomics are doing it, I’m loving this chapter so much it’s unbearable waiting, if you have a target a bit like the book one for a certain amount of money then more pages could be uploaded a week (: I also understand that it takes time so it may not be possible but just an idea
Onto the page I feel so sorry for Lucy she’s changing for the better and mike is being a jerk I know Lucy did treat him like dirt but she’s different… Mike just needs to chill out and have a calm conversation with her about it all… If Lucy can stay calm enough for long haha
Fell November 16, 2011, 12:22 PM EST.
omg you guys ıts all sandys fault
BURN IN HELL B****
runo November 16, 2011, 12:49 PM EST.
Well, looks like Mike shoved that stick back up his bum. And it looks like whatever Sandy sent him is making sure that Mike stays a jerk. But hopefully Lucy will have none of that and find out what that chit is sending…
AJB66613 November 16, 2011, 12:50 PM EST.
Mike finally got Sandy’s naked picture in sexy position he always asked from her!
Of course Lucy should be going now, Mike has some business *wink wink* to take care of!
Lyucs November 16, 2011, 1:06 PM EST.
Mike really looks… “different” when he’s grumpy.
Waldo November 16, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.
Noooooooooooooo, i was wrong… ; ______ ;
Noble_6 November 16, 2011, 1:14 PM EST.
Dammit, Mike, stop keeping secrets from us! Just tell us what was in that text already!
42 November 16, 2011, 1:15 PM EST.
Something is very wrong here…
I keep thinking that Mike is a jerk for a reason we just don’t know…
Dann November 16, 2011, 1:22 PM EST.
Oh, I was wrong. Largely, at least. It was indeed something good. ^_^
Then again, ‘good’ is in this case an entirely relative term referring to the part of the universe that contains Michael and Sandy and nothing else. Oh dear, progress always does happen with three steps forward and then two back.
Also: Lycan… ^_^
ILB November 16, 2011, 1:29 PM EST.
What the heck!? Mike, what’s up with you man? You get mad for some reason and kick her out. Don’t be such a jerk!
Tony November 16, 2011, 1:36 PM EST.
I don’t quite understand the continuation of Mike’s face from page 19 to this page.
twalker500 November 16, 2011, 1:45 PM EST.
starting to get things now but just why?! Why?!!? everything was going so well and than bam jerkface is back! Uggh progress really is one step forward and two steps back.
dimes should have stores November 16, 2011, 1:45 PM EST.
…..wow mike… really?!
Lilnekogrl November 16, 2011, 1:52 PM EST.
So on the last page he looked terrified, but it turned out to be something promising?
Well, it’s fine that Mike’s all happy and whatever, but he really needs to stop being so unnecessarily HARSH to Lucy (not to mention giving her mixed signals!)
They got nowhere (in work, and their current relationship )
Chi.chan November 16, 2011, 1:59 PM EST.
Mike, you bloody ********. You turned into an unlikable idiot, rejecting all your friends. Die in a fire.
Fortunos November 16, 2011, 2:03 PM EST.
GO FOR THE BASTERD LUCY! MAKE HIM SEE REALITY! MAKE HIM KNOW THAT HE TREATING YOU LIKE ****!!!!!!
Flaze November 16, 2011, 2:04 PM EST.
****in’ A mike!!!
KoopaMan November 16, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.
DUDE. NO. ARE YOU FLIPPING SERIOUS?
she KNEW he was smiling because of the text, not her, yet she still SMILED and was HAPPY FOR HIM, ,and he was a ****ING D*** B**** TO HER! what the hell Mike? JUST GROW UP and LEAVE HER ALONE. you act like she was flipping hitting on you. UGHH.
on a less angry note, I KNEW we wouldn’t get to find out what it said/was |D
If Mike and Lucy end up together in the end, I’m going to eat the computer. he does NOT deserve her, he’s being RIDICULOUS. I know he had to draw harsh boundaries at first, but now this is just insane.
I bet you they had a fight or something, and he finally gave up and took comfort in Lucy, but now that his girlfriend’s told him it’s okay he’s just tossing her away again. either way this is just disgusting :\ it was bad enough that he pretended to care about her even though he really just thought of her as a burden, but now he’s just getting worse.
OH. and I’m not trashing the comic or the makers. -flails- I appreciate all their hardwork and it wouldn’t be the same if they just fed us what we ask for. I’m just hating on Mike, nothing else. ^-^;
annon November 16, 2011, 2:08 PM EST.
Right when I thought I’d enjoy Mike again.
Now he’s a ******* again.
Cry me a river Mike. Get over your bitchyness with Lucy and go live with Sandy. I’m sure it’ll be much better without you.
EpicGamerGirl November 16, 2011, 2:12 PM EST.
TheRoodeOne November 16, 2011, 2:12 PM EST.
OH C’MON! Mike stop being a D*** *******! Lucy just wants to be your friend again but no you got to be a fricking *****!
Drama November 16, 2011, 2:18 PM EST.
Are you F…… SERIOUS?!?!
Badger November 16, 2011, 2:20 PM EST.
PLEASE let Lucy just blast him and leave and give up on him even just as a friend ;^; he doesn’t even deserve her as that… she’s trying so hard just to be his FRIEND, she’s not trying to hit on him or anything… and he’s totally ungrateful for how much she’s shown she cares about him as a friend. ( awkward wording >.< )
on top of that he knows Lucy’s had a hard time showing her feelings after the first Sandy incident when they were super little, and she’s surefire to be rejected more heartlessly than ever before and she’s STILL not giving up AND she’s stepping past all her comfort limits to try and be his friend….
annon November 16, 2011, 2:21 PM EST.
A page filled with panels of faces but a billion words have been said.
Zerreth November 16, 2011, 2:28 PM EST.
Dammit, Mike. You were doing so good.
Lucy’s face in the last panel. She’s going to decapitate him.
Ashe November 16, 2011, 2:31 PM EST.
Oh ****, something bad could happen to Mike every once in a while….
No, seriously, getting reminded of something about having to pretend to hate Lucy was NOT what I had in mind…..(Have I ever said that Mike’s a closet tsundere yet? *letsignorehowpleonasticthatsentencewas*)
…..or is the imaginary girlfriend showing up, for once? That’d be good.
spicybleachedhead November 16, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.
I think sandy is a succubuss! sucking up all his happiness and leaving him with nothing but dickishness towards other people!
MC November 16, 2011, 2:36 PM EST.
I’m disappointed. I really liked the last page because it really built up suspense and got us talking. But to put out two pages liked this that lack so very little substance and do nothing to move the story forward; two pages like that in a row? It’s more than just unfair, I think it’s bad storytelling. I feel like we’ve been set up for something really big to happen, to receive some rather shocking news, and all the effort the author took to set that up has been for nothing because it’s just taken too long. Like if o read two entire chapters of a book in which the writer dropped numerous hints and foreshadowing of sindee impending doom but after reading two our three whole chapters and feeling like I’ve actually learned nothing I just don’t care anymore. Sorry.
Hubris November 16, 2011, 2:37 PM EST.
MY SHIP. IT IS DYING.
Scott Nishida November 16, 2011, 2:38 PM EST.
that must be a joke Mike you *zensored* !!! poor Lucy q_q I hope mike noticed what he do to her
Foxy November 16, 2011, 2:39 PM EST.
Mike’s such a jerk
StretchArmStrong November 16, 2011, 2:42 PM EST.
To clarify the latter half of my earlier rant is not about just the last two pages. This entire chapter had ben setting us up for something big. It was merely the fact that this page and the last lacked substance and story progression that set me off.
Hubris November 16, 2011, 2:43 PM EST.
Ah, I see. Sandy’s coming to visit, and Mike’s of course thrilled about that. The only problem is his lingering feelings for Lucy. Now he’s pushing her away because he needs to focus on his girlfriend
Arinda November 16, 2011, 2:46 PM EST.
and I really wish everyone would get off the crutch theory. if all Lucy wanted was a crutch, why didn’t she take Paulo’s offer? why isn’t she pursuing HIM? he’s a much easier target than Mike. ( and on top of that she did admit she had some feeling for him, but she still rejected him because she was scared she might hurt him with issues with Mike being so recent… oh s***, was the CARING ABOUT HIS FEELINGS? I didn’t know “sociopaths looking for victims” did that. )
also if you payed an ounce of attention to the background story we were given on them as children, you’d KNOW she DIDN’T DISTANCE HERSELF FROM HIM TILL AFTER HE MET SANDY. because //HE// ABANDONED //HER//. he didn’t mean to, but he did and it hurt her. then he USED her as a SUB for Sandy for awhile. then for a bit he actually seemed to consider liking Lucy ( the Snow Day almost-kissing scene ) but by that point he’d already SCARED her, and she was AFRAID of getting hurt again so she RAN. that’s what girls do when guys f***ing hurt them, they RUN. because it HURT and they don’t want to get hurt AGAIN especially if it’s the same guy. stop being so harsh to her and LOOK a second. :\
she tried to show her affections in playful tough actions, with playful insults, but that wasn’t enough for Mike. ( and some guys just need more “loveydovey” approaches so I’m not holding that one against him, although it was a little his fault.. ) and when she realized that she tried to step out of her comfort a few times too, but instead of recognizing that and how hard it was for her and how much that meant she cared about him, he just flipping shot her down. then at some point he went back to Sandy and she became a “burden”. how on earth can you make Lucy into a monster from that? you seriously wouldn’t be flipping hurt? she thought he was her bestfriend. not just like a good friend that can be replaced, her BESTFRIEND. but oh wait sorry,, actually you’re just a burden and I didn’t wanna tell you.
he was not “just a crutch” to her. even now she was happy to see him happy even though the source of it was whatever was on his phone, not her. it didn’t make a difference to her, SHE WAS HAPPY FOR HIM. SHE JUST WAS HAPPY TO SEE HIM HAPPY. ( oh SNAP, more caring about the feelings of her “crutches”?! )
if you seriously think she’s a monster you’re either lying to yourself or heartless.
and with the MASSIVE benefit of the doubt, yeah, maybe Mike’s a little attached to Lucy and he’s trying to be loyal so he’s trying to distance them. but even if that is the ( at this point seeming to be highly unlikely ) case, he needs to TELL Lucy that; this is the WRONG way to be going about it. the VERY VERY wrong way. :\
also Sandy-wise… she seems nice enough, maybe she’s grown up to be a ***** or maybe she stayed nice. we really don’t know much about grown-up Sandy >.<; so personally I’m just not making any assumptions on her at all x.x she’s not a bad person for dating Mike. but I don’t know whether she’s a good person or not either. -shrug-
annon November 16, 2011, 2:46 PM EST.
Just got caught up on half a year backlog, awesome stuff as usual. Mike’s a real ***, I’m sure it’ll change later though… hopefully. Thanks for this great comic!
Frostbite November 16, 2011, 2:51 PM EST.
… and they didn’t even work on the paper.
(In before everything falls through for Mike and he has a lonely christmas.)
Ozimul November 16, 2011, 2:51 PM EST.
I have to think that the way Mike looked that maybe it wasn’t his gal who texted him. She doesn’t generally remind Mike about his hatred for Lucy, and I doubt much could be said by her to influence him to act that way. I’m probably a bit rusty with the comic, but from my guesses he has some kind of feelings for Lucy, but he doesn’t want to admit them, and instead represses his feelings as he learned from Lucy to do. So instead of acknowledging that he cares for Lucy, even if it’s just the tiniest bit, he has to deny all possibility that it’s true and that even Lucy doesn’t have feelings for him. Mike is caught between recognizing his emotions and feeling them and choosing between what he could deem a first, true love still. He has the relationship he wants, but at the same time in the back of his mind he has repressed thoughts, hopes, dreams and just a realization that while Lucy may have been abusive she still was just holding them back and he held his own back. So, Mike, having been through his own turmoil, is doing the knee jerk thing that he thinks is right. Push away the possible threats that could harm my path towards being happy in life, i.e. Lucy. I dunno. Just my thoughts on it.
Alibaster Hopkins November 16, 2011, 2:51 PM EST.
aaaaaaaaaand he’s back to bein a jerk >_>
yoyo November 16, 2011, 2:53 PM EST.
NO! THEY WERE SO CLOSE!
i just want them to be friends again
limzee November 16, 2011, 3:04 PM EST.
Look at thoose puppy dog eyes in the first one! then it goes to the tiny ones in the last pannel.
Joshua Roberts November 16, 2011, 3:11 PM EST.
Alibaster Hopkins has got the the same idea i was thinking of, because seriously he has a girlfriend and if he’s nice and cares for lucy like before it could jeapordize his situation
moo November 16, 2011, 3:40 PM EST.
Mike! You ******* >:U
>:O your dead.
But srsly, why’d you go and say that you meanie?
SolemnRain November 16, 2011, 4:01 PM EST.
Ok, no. I usually side with Mike ‘cause I’ve been on a ‘clingy but violent friend that acts like a b***h and takes you for granted’ situation. I know what’s like walking out of that, and what it feels to notice that person is STILL clingy.
But this change of attitude, outta nowhere? No. This is just being a b***h back. >:C
Lurkah November 16, 2011, 4:03 PM EST.
did you also notice how mike eyes turned darker
catears November 16, 2011, 4:06 PM EST.
George November 16, 2011, 4:10 PM EST.
**** you Mike, this was your last chance so I could like you again >:C
LUCYYY TELL HIM TO GO **** HIMSELF
NyanKat November 16, 2011, 4:11 PM EST.
Mike i hate you right now and im very interested in this right now
Blackheart November 16, 2011, 4:20 PM EST.
Sad —-> Angry
Dang, what’d Lucy do? NOTHING. Mike needs some help with his crazy moodswings.
JL November 16, 2011, 4:20 PM EST.
WHOA, Did not see that coming!
Pure genius! Who would’ve thought that text would have flipped that frown upside-down?
On the bad side though, Mike screwed his chances at Lucy forgiving him.
Good luck climbing Lucy’s trust ladder ALL OVER AGAIN, Mike!
A Visitor November 16, 2011, 4:28 PM EST.
Nooooo! Well it was good to see nice Mike for a bit right
Keno November 16, 2011, 4:31 PM EST.
I’m confused why Mike is being a jerk all of a sudden
Lucy seemed happy that he was suddenly happy but then he does that I have a feeling they are gonna have another argument but hopefully she will go to Paulo again not him>
Devon November 16, 2011, 4:33 PM EST.
if sandy comes to town then i wouldn’t mind… At least she will get some development and at least possibly endear her to us… or make us hate her more and wish Mike would see how awesome Lucy is.
But honestly… It’s clear Mike is purposely trying to be an a sswipe, cause he clearly let his guard down and acting like himself in the last few pages… and since he’s trying so hard to cut off any friendliness with any girls besides Sandy… If sandy is coming to town, then i think from here till she arrives, he’s gonna progressively be an even bigger jerk. As if he can’t be seen with Lucy or something.
Delta November 16, 2011, 4:39 PM EST.
Yeah, you should go, Lucy.
MikeShadow (No Relation) November 16, 2011, 4:49 PM EST.
Well crap.Just when everything was alright.
There’s still 20 pages left though.
Kazei November 16, 2011, 4:52 PM EST.
Dammit Sandy! Your inadvertenly making Mike a jerk!
Avory November 16, 2011, 4:55 PM EST.
i was wrong its not that bad
its waaaay worse
Haters gonna hate
OSU_Heavy November 16, 2011, 4:57 PM EST.
Nice comeback Mike.
Cece November 16, 2011, 4:57 PM EST.
If he is indeed going to fap, we better be able to see it!
Pokelova November 16, 2011, 5:00 PM EST.
owwie! i come to morning just seeing this. mike you!mean!
i see this coming.
debby mai November 16, 2011, 5:03 PM EST.
……*clicks watch* Wow. Mike was nice for more than three pages after everything that just happened……my brother owes me 10 bucks.
marvelwarrior November 16, 2011, 5:05 PM EST.
Am I the only one who saw her face in the last panel and instantly thought of the stereotypical black woman going “Awww, heellll no!”? If so, go back and try it, I laughed too much
Seanmf November 16, 2011, 5:05 PM EST.
poor Lucy, I know how she feels.
Mike don’t do it !
BlackRose November 16, 2011, 5:10 PM EST.
Hm. I guess Hayley was right. Although it just seems odd that as soon as he saw Lucy he went from happy to angry in what seemed like minutes.. Guess he thought Lucy would freak out or something. OrSandywantedtohavephonesexandthenMikeforgotLucywa sthere.
Raven November 16, 2011, 5:16 PM EST.
I think he got a long text from Sandy saying something loverely and it reminded him of how sweet Sandy is so when he looked at Lucy he like compared her to Sandy and slowly got angrier and angrier
Hayli November 16, 2011, 5:22 PM EST.
CLIFFHANGER AGAIN!? ****!!!
Also, being a ********* to Lucy again, you *******?
That’s a paddlin’.
TheX400096 November 16, 2011, 5:23 PM EST.
I’m wondering who saw the tears in the corners of his eyes. Smiles aren’t always happy.
Although, I’m half expecting a Lucy explosion.
“Jesus Christ, Mike! We’re playing video games, not making out! I understand, you’re happy with her, whatever! Can we please stop acting five years old and just forget this ******** already?”
That’s what she’s saying in my head, in the voice of Tara Strong. Well, honestly, in my head, everyone is voiced by Tara Strong.
Fauxlosopher November 16, 2011, 5:25 PM EST.
yeah but he could still be nice, or if he really is fighting off more-than-friend-feelings, at least explain to her WHY he doesn’t want to be friends.
annon November 16, 2011, 5:26 PM EST.
@biblioholic i need to clarify one of my statements earlier, i didn’t mean to imply left brainer’s are deceitful/evil/wicked etc. and i wasn’t trying to “endear” anyone to me. i was stating that i know about the process their mind can go through, how they use it is up to the user. it’s like a gun, in the right hands it’s a powerful source of protection, in the wrong hands it can be used for evil. As far as our conversation is concerned let’s just agree to disagree. i’ll stand by my view and you stand by your view, if your right i’ll take my misreading into calculation for future reference.
strider November 16, 2011, 5:30 PM EST.
oh well that was a slap in the face
Memory Anemone November 16, 2011, 5:34 PM EST.
Mike this comic is SFW oksy no sandy nudes ok
momoa November 16, 2011, 5:35 PM EST.
I hope Sandy notices how much of a jerk Mike has become and dumps him in the cruelest way possible. And I hope that at that point he will have completely pushed away his friends and family. I hope he won’t have anyone to go to for comfort. I hope he will be completely alone.
I cannot believe how much of a jerk he has become.
causticAntilogy November 16, 2011, 5:36 PM EST.
I don’t wish eternal doom on him, but a very lonely Christmas might do him some serious good..
annon November 16, 2011, 5:42 PM EST.
Everybody, come and see Mike’s Mighty Morphing Face! It’s magical
Fortunos November 16, 2011, 5:45 PM EST.
wow who new mike was monopolic with test
BONK November 16, 2011, 5:46 PM EST.
mike you suck
you suck, you suck, you suck
you suck suck suck suck suck suck suck suck suuuuck
mike sucks. November 16, 2011, 5:47 PM EST.
I can’t help but think that Mike treats Lucy as some evil vice, or something. She’s not Satan, dude, she’s not trying to drag you to hell with her attemps at friendship, lighten up.
PossiblyVenomous November 16, 2011, 5:48 PM EST.
If you look closely, Mike’s expression change was the same as Lucy’s…
First: second panel with fourth panel. Then, fifth panel with Lucy’s in the eighth one. After that, sixth and ninth. And finally, seventh and the last one.
V November 16, 2011, 5:49 PM EST.
Someone give me an example of a resent time where mike gets angry at a girl other than Lucy.
“Resent” meaning after he started getting angry at Lucy.
bla November 16, 2011, 5:54 PM EST.
Wait, what just happen!? Did Sandy say something to mike and then turn to a jerk to Lucy? What….the….fudge
I was hoping something good will come out of this
Aoriki November 16, 2011, 5:56 PM EST.
MIKE UR AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!
…I just want to say that bacause everyone said he sucked. I honestly have no honest opinion of if anyone actually “sucks” or anything.
Joey November 16, 2011, 6:01 PM EST.
AW DAMNIT. Mike you douche! You were being all chill then you get a text, and you go back to being a dick.
Ryo November 16, 2011, 6:03 PM EST.
I keep rereading this page, because there’s just no ****ing excuse for any of his actions and he just keeps ******* me off.
Krystique November 16, 2011, 6:17 PM EST.
What?! Since when were you such a jerk face Mike?! RUDE! So rude!
Wolf Gem November 16, 2011, 6:17 PM EST.
This is the very last time he isn’t mean to her.
His very next appearence where he talks to Lucy is the one where he finds out about the rebound with Paulo.
This is the first time his angry face is seen.
bla November 16, 2011, 6:22 PM EST.
if the next page isn’t ten magnificent panels of lucy kicking the **** out of mike i’m going to be disappointed
srs109 November 16, 2011, 6:23 PM EST.
WHAT THE MOTHER ****!!!! THAT IS NOT COOL MIKE WHYYY
IM NOT EVEN KIDDING that’s just pretty damn retarded
if Sandy is coming over like everyone is predicting
KICK HER, LUCY AND CRASH THE PARTY
you have Chris and Haley
Hell In my Clouds November 16, 2011, 6:27 PM EST.
Sandy’s coming over.
JimmyP424 November 16, 2011, 6:28 PM EST.
Awww… stupid Mike and his Sandy. Seems like the ultimate battle between epic and Sandy is going to be starting soon. He really needs to learn that he can be friends with Lucy even if his girlfriend is on his mind, that and if she is coming over. I hope not… *crosses fingers*
Verad November 16, 2011, 6:30 PM EST.
wait…..what just happened!?!!???!?
THAT GUY November 16, 2011, 6:35 PM EST.
WHAT THE @$, MIKE!?
WHY ARE YOU SUCH A PISSY LITTLE B!&@H!?
LUCY’S JUST TRYIN’ TO BE NICE!
And, beautiful work as always, taeshi!
AceOfSpades November 16, 2011, 7:03 PM EST.
Pleaaaaase let him get slapped! He deserves it! Dx Seriously Mike what’s wrong with you?!
DarkCrystal828 November 16, 2011, 7:04 PM EST.
Silly children like to say “rebound to Paulo” and belay the thought of what truly occurred, which makes the argument absurd. Lucy only wanted solitude until Paulo used attitude and took Lucy with him for care. Rebound never happened. Unfair, would be to pull that out when defending being a lout. Paulo resisted her advance and she thanked him. Give her a chance! Mike overall has done not this and Lucy’s sad. We have proof he has gotten bad. Rough treatment, I will not deny, but not his actions? That’s a lie.
Hoheh , the reader who finds the either/or thinking of the fans rather disturbing… Tick. Tock… 201111161907
Hoheh November 16, 2011, 7:06 PM EST.
I love te first panel its drawn really well I also like how you had mikes face fall in seperate panels
Dawnest November 16, 2011, 7:07 PM EST.
hahahaha!!! mike you screwed up majorly. go strait to paulo lucy
1D November 16, 2011, 7:08 PM EST.
Maybe Sandy is coming back, and Mike suddenly tried to act mean to Lucy so that she won’t feel like she lost anything.
Stew614 November 16, 2011, 7:15 PM EST.
Tick tock, goes the clock,
Mike tried but couldn’t trump her,
Tick tock, goes the clock,
He might have as well slugged her.
Tick tock, goes clock,
Lucy’s trying to be done with him,
Tick Tock ,Goes the clock,
‘Till Sandy finally dumps him.
One free internet to whomever gets what this offbeat rhyme is referencing.
Vega November 16, 2011, 7:23 PM EST.
@Stew614: After finally feeling their friendship was there, how would sending her away count as not feeling like she lost anything? We will see what we will see. I’m done, so that is it from me. The song continues. Listen well. Time for the story she will tell.
Hoheh November 16, 2011, 7:24 PM EST.
Gee, and I thought things couldn’t get anymore awkward.
Anon November 16, 2011, 7:28 PM EST.
OH FOR CRIPES SAKE. Goddammit Michael, you are such a *****. I mean, really? She’s just sincerely asking a question. She was worried about you! Now I really hope Sandy dies.
WhatisthisIdontEven November 16, 2011, 7:37 PM EST.
@vega, doctor who? that’s my best guess
strider November 16, 2011, 7:40 PM EST.
Well, that was kind of a dick move. At least he’s not crying and sobing, but I suppose that would help with lucy and mike’s freindship, although she might just say ” Suck it up!” But who knows. I’m soooo interested right now (no sarcasm intended)
Nicholas November 16, 2011, 7:43 PM EST.
Nope, Mike’s just a jerk
al November 16, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.
Wow this is flag war against mike now^^;
actualy for what i gather; he must fell guily for spending time with a girl who he used to have feelings for as he conciders that a betrayal to his relationship with sandy.
might not be a popular or nice thing…but its normal, thats what he belives?
im just asumming ofcourse you are the only one who can know (the writter)
Dracke November 16, 2011, 7:51 PM EST.
Ok. That’s it, now i hate them both…
El-MerY November 16, 2011, 7:52 PM EST.
lucy has the oh hell no face
SOMETHINGS ABOUT TO GO DOWN
kkid210 November 16, 2011, 7:56 PM EST.
Mike, this is your biggest blunder. YOUR BIGGEST BLUNDER!
I now approve for a slap in the face. Possibly two.
RED OUTLINE TAKE WARNING.
I had to say that. Your art style is amazing!
Pyrofiend November 16, 2011, 7:59 PM EST.
WHAT WAS THE TEXT ABOUT!?!?!?!?! Goooood i need to know!
What was his reaction? In the last page he looked ready to die but now he’s all happy and being a jerk to Lucy again.
I demand it to be friday. I WILL it so. I just have to know what happened!
Trev November 16, 2011, 7:59 PM EST.
Mike’s sister is spot-on. Look a few pages back for what she said
I still don’t understand why Mike is acting like this towards Lucy??? WHYYYYYYYYY?????
DavidLovesPoodles November 16, 2011, 8:02 PM EST.
Mike…you are the weakest link (and a ***hole) goodbye
Boo November 16, 2011, 8:05 PM EST.
Boo November 16, 2011, 8:07 PM EST.
Lucy’s face in the last panel: “OH S*** NO!”
Can’t wait for Friday!!!
DavidLovesPoodles November 16, 2011, 8:11 PM EST.
Wouldn’t it be funny if something came up at the last minute and sandy couldn’t make it???
by the way ZOMG whats with all the comments o.O
8bitpie November 16, 2011, 8:13 PM EST.
Lucy’s face in the last panel is just like, “What the **** bitch I thought we were playing video games ”
Oh Taeshi you know how to break our hearts.
Tonks November 16, 2011, 8:19 PM EST.
GAH MIKE! YOUR WHERE MY FAVORIT BEFORE!!! i hates you now you jerk D}:
shylo November 16, 2011, 8:22 PM EST.
Expectable yet unexpected. I still wonder if Mike feels any regret about treating Lucy like poo. Especially now, he looks a little sad, then very jerkish.
jackkuro November 16, 2011, 8:30 PM EST.
so many posts about mike being such a jerk lol cant say i blame ya guys but a part of me wants to believe mike is just trying not to make the same mistake of replacing sandy with lucy again and thats why he being a dick still (my belief: mikes head is for sandy but his heart is still two way between lucy and sandy but he has no idea how to deal with it so he pushes lucy away to prevent more drama.) but another part of me wants to punch mike in the face for being such an a** (still rooting for a mikexlucy though it looks like mike doesnt deserve it right now lol)
47 November 16, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.
Lucy really should of been more appreciative and caring towards Mike if she REALLY does actually love him… even though Sandy/Mike isn’t one of my favourite couples out there… they both at least can share respect and happiness for each other, even at a distance. Lucy on the otherhand, can be incredibly selfish at times and expects everything to go her way in the end even when she mistreats others… seeing how Mike’s been going, she’s more of an aquaintance to him than a true friend. So, in my view: if Lucy can’t even be a true friend to Mike, then how is it possible for them to ever make it together as a couple… especially, having the possibility to settle down and get married one day. This is why I prefer the coupling of Paulo/Lucy, seeing as Paulo is able to socialize and connect with her deeply at times… but, if only Paulo would be able to stay faithful then they would definetly be a great match together> since even with Lucy’s hot-tempered nature, Paulo still looks out for her and doesn’t take it so seriously, unlike Mike. lol, maybe Lucy is just best off with Carter…
11thGradeColumba November 16, 2011, 8:41 PM EST.
Please sombody slap mike in the back of the head a couple thousand times… Then break his phone..
Seraph Star November 16, 2011, 8:42 PM EST.
The ****? Eyes don’t do that dialating thing that happened last page for good news. I don’t care he was pleasently shocked, that was fear eyes.
Oh well, tashi got twice as many comments due to these pages.
Amazing Lagann November 16, 2011, 8:43 PM EST.
it’s the “Dear John” text… I know that look anywhere. Mike is holding back tears like a boss.
Eevee November 16, 2011, 8:49 PM EST.
….Wow, and I was feeling bad for Mike last time. I bet she is coming over or something. Whatever it was, I don’t think he should do that to Lucy. Oh well, wait…What about their project? I doubt they had anytime to finish…Mike is a jerk
Timni November 16, 2011, 8:53 PM EST.
KILL SANDY !!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!! SOMEONE PLEASE I HATE THAT B**** RUN HER OVER WITH A BUS OR SOMETHING MAKE LUCY x MIKE HAPPEN!!!!!
MikexLucy fan! November 16, 2011, 8:56 PM EST.
Mike jumped towards unmitigated rage a little bit too quickly.
I honestly got off the whole which side is right band wagon a few pages back, and from a purely unbiased viewpoint I think Lucy was just trying to get some kind of friendship out of this. If she’s actually maturing a little bit, that smile on her face is probably just trying to share in Mike’s own joy seeing as she can’t have him in that way anymore, and in which case Mike pretty much just threw everything back in her face and was the bad guy. On the flip side, if Lucy was happy because she thought Mike and Sandy broke up then she’s the jerk and she’s still an immature kid.
Where in the world is Paulo when you need him!? I know he’s all on cloud nine (or eight/seven depending on how you wanna take it) with Jasmine, but it was a little under a year ago that he was helping to comfort her. Shouldn’t he be doing something to let her know someone has her back?
Rain November 16, 2011, 8:58 PM EST.
where back to this, guys you can’t just look at one part of the face. you have to look at the entire face to get the idea, for instance i can start a picture of a character with angry eyes, people will assume the character’s angry. but then i add a smirk and it’s not anger it’s arrogance. i’m just saying dialated, plus agape mouth AND blushing is pleasant surprise not fear. so he definitely got good news.
strider November 16, 2011, 8:59 PM EST.
you know what Mike? SCREW YOU! Lucy and Sandy are both too good for you
Dr. Innocentchild November 16, 2011, 9:10 PM EST.
Mike…. deserves to die…. I was a LucyXMike fan before this page, this was the last straw, I just want Sandy to break up with him AND Lucy to abandon him, along with all their friends, I don’t think Sandy would appreciate him treating Lucy like this!!!! I just…… LUCY YOU HAD BETTER CURSE HIM OUT SO BAD ON FRIDAY!!!
ANGRY YUKI >:O November 16, 2011, 9:16 PM EST.
At the gym to relieve the stress causing this trouble
Wakato November 16, 2011, 9:19 PM EST.
I dunno, I’m looking at this in a different way.
Mike was estatic, he looked so happy the first few panels. I’m guessing sandy told him she loved him or something. Mike was happy, the girl of his dreams told him she loved him (as far as I know) and he’s just… filled with joy!
but then he looks at lucy in the fourth, fifth and sixth panels. he started feeling bad, He’s not trying to be a *** to her to get her angry, he’s probably doing it to hide something, feelings for her maybe? you never know.
SXR123 November 16, 2011, 9:29 PM EST.
Darn you authors and your mysterious plot twists!
WHAT DID HE READ?
Icsifil November 16, 2011, 9:30 PM EST.
I read all your comments on this page and I see things similarly in terms of Mike. Not that I disagree with what you said, but just to add this to your train of thought; Mike also deserves to have happiness, and he is happy with Sandy. He felt like he couldn’t reach Lucy because of her fear/ emotional damage propelled hostility. He expressed this in page 9 of “Rising Temperature.” After all, if Lucy has made so many obscure and ambiguous actions up until when she finally tells Mike she loves him, his response is normal. Of course, he knew much of what has going on, but just wanted to live in ignorant bliss of Lucy’s feelings while he had Sandy on the phone. He doesn’t go out of his way to help her (Lucy) properly, and makes up excuses in his mind like “at least she has some other friends” and that it’s her fault she would “dance around the subject and give everyone headaches.” Then when she tells him straight forwardly how she feels, he goes in the completely other direction and rejects her in order to remain intentionally benighted.
Again, I agree with what you said in your comments, but they seem to be only the criticism of Mike’s actions and behaviour, and don’t address the why, as if he was just as demonic as the Lucy portrayed by those who you chastised. (A bit confusing, so in other words; the same way you claim that Lucy has more dimensions to her problems, Mike does too)
Also, I don’t think a lonely christmas would do him any good; he would just stay the exact same. If Sandy came over and saw how much of an a**hole he is, that would really bring him back to reality.
The Swimmer November 16, 2011, 9:30 PM EST.
what mike doesent get is if he loses lucy this time he loses her for good…
breton November 16, 2011, 9:46 PM EST.
Whats with all the super long paragraphs above?
Anyway, I would like it if Lucy just made him say what the problem is and whats going on because this thing with Mike avoiding her is getting old.
Trey November 16, 2011, 9:47 PM EST.
Dr. Innocentchild and all the like,
Did you ever think that those might be his thoughts exactly?
It all depends on the still unknown contents of the message.
@ the sewimmer
All up and down every page for a few chapters there have been people saying almost verbatum “I don’t understand why mike is acting this way. He must jsut be a jerk.”
bla November 16, 2011, 9:59 PM EST.
@bla good point, come to think of it that’s how most guys in a good relationship will think, that their significant other is too good for them. (if i read your reference correctly.) i have a problem of thinking that at times about my wife.
strider November 16, 2011, 10:04 PM EST.
Oh for goodness sake, you don’t even know what a sociopath is. Let alone how to diagnose that particular illness. Armchair psychology from people who have never taken a college level psych class or cracked open the DSM-IV TR irritates me.
And just an aside: a person under the age of 18 cannot be diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder (that is the correct term). The diagnosis has a prerequisite of Juvenile Conduct Disorder.
But that aside, Lucy absolutely does not fit the bill. She’s nowhere close. And I sincerely hope for your sake that you never actually meet someone who is.
MiscKitty November 16, 2011, 10:09 PM EST.
we need more
breton November 16, 2011, 10:10 PM EST.
You could answer your own rhetorical question by reading the “super long paragraphs” and giving your thoughts on it.
Fair enough, thought I noticed annon had a really good view of the comic, similar to mine, but was missing the ‘why,’ so I put in my opinion. I don’t really want to go into an analysis as a response to a simple comment, but I do take other peoples developed opinions as a invitation to input my own (in the case of annon he had a few ‘long’ comments).
The Swimmer November 16, 2011, 10:11 PM EST.
Why can’t Mike take the opportunity and just score for double points? It seems like it could work…
Blackstar117 November 16, 2011, 10:11 PM EST.
@misckitty, oh for **** sake, don’t be a necro. the argument is over, we have all agreed to disagree. That said, i was observing based on my knowledge i have at my disposal, i wasn’t aware there were classifications for minors (although it doesn’t surprise me.)
strider November 16, 2011, 10:15 PM EST.
breton November 16, 2011, 10:17 PM EST.
What you guys haven’t figured out is that sandy sexted mike and he only wants Lucy to leave so he can fap.
UncomfortableTruth November 16, 2011, 10:20 PM EST.
That controller in the third to last panel looks miighty suggestive. Foreshadowing? may mike be a “lonely jerk”… if you catch my drift
Good Guesser. November 16, 2011, 10:20 PM EST.
Blushing and… faaaaaade.
toXicus November 16, 2011, 10:27 PM EST.
“People with this disorder appear to be charming at times, and make relationships, but to them, these are relationships in name only. They are ended whenever necessary or when it suits them, and the relationships are without depth or meaning, including marriages. They seem to have an innate ability to find the weakness in people, and are ready to use these weaknesses to their own ends through deceit, manipulation, or intimidation, and gain pleasure from doing so. ” Derek Wood, RN, BC, MS: Vice President of Clinical Relations
just to state, the DSM IV TR does state that antisocial behavior is apparent at 18, but the symptoms can show up as young as 15.
at least this my understanding, so get off your high horse. like i said the argument is and has been over move on.
strider November 16, 2011, 10:37 PM EST.
That’s his phone, not a controller.
Pokelova November 16, 2011, 10:47 PM EST.
The quote is interesting, but as MiscKitty said, there is more to understanding and diagnosing sociopaths. I’m only in high school, but I do take a separate-form-school and somewhat general class on sociology and psychology offered by a university professor, and can say that Lucy is nowhere near being classified as a sociopath. (it’s not a university course, so it does not go into as much depth) It just looks like (Lucy is dealing with) drama and some depression. (not to say that this can’t lead to psychological problems, but that is not the focus of the comic). “Taeshi’s comic of love, drama and emotional cartoon animals.”
Also, this is not to get on your nerves or something, just to say that Lucy is not crazy (cuz I don’t know how that came up).
The Swimmer November 16, 2011, 10:51 PM EST.
Uh oh… Aaaaand now Im mad at Mike again lol. I really feel Lucy on this page, even though its Sandy on the other end, seeing Mike be happy instead of upset is more important to her… Or so it seems to me, Ive been there, Mike needs to just be nice for once -.-
I’ve been secretly reading for quite a while btw. Love this comic c:
Sumomo November 16, 2011, 10:56 PM EST.
all of my statements are from the best of my understanding and corraborative (i think that’s the right spelling) work with others who are currently taking psyche classes at my college. truth be told i would’ve just ended it on my first reply but misckitty just rubbed me the wrong way (pun NOT intended). i can’t stand pompous twits who act like they know everything, nobody knows everything. heck i have and will admit that i may possibly have misdiagnosed (i hope i have) due to my lack of knowledge, but i stand by my statement till i see otherwise. there’s knowledgeable and being a twit and misckitty was being a twit. Then there’s the whole necro thing, was it really necessary to bring up the argument that happened almost 24 hours ago just so you can talk down to someone? no there wasn’t, she should’ve just let it go like myself and the others have.
strider November 16, 2011, 11:02 PM EST.
I get it: role-reversal between Mike and Lucy. Genius!
Waters November 16, 2011, 11:17 PM EST.
Man…..Lucy’s face in the last pannel…….DERP.
Lunar November 16, 2011, 11:18 PM EST.
Than let’s learn from the past and simply agree to disagree, as you put it. Watch Taeshi bring back Abbey’s problems from the beginning of the chapter and mix them in with Lucy’s, and it somehow ends with the both of them with a therapist.
The Swimmer November 16, 2011, 11:19 PM EST.
Lol, good point. thanks for being civil. Good luck with the psyche class, i’ll stick with aviation.
strider November 16, 2011, 11:23 PM EST.
@Strider, to be fair, and i may be wrong but i can’t think of a time when Lucy dismissed a relationship for her own amusement, Mike other than the time he kissed her in “pillow talk” and that was because she was uncomfortable with the situation, as i’m sure many people would be. Also she does not get joy by “using these weaknesses to their own ends through deceit, manipulation, or intimidation” She has a hard time dealing with her feelings because she was rejected by everyone in her life at a young age. While, again i may be miss reading her psyche, i’d say more that she is simply shy and ill adjusted to having a normal relationship. She feels the need to make herself “invincible” by using a macho bravado in order to hide her true fears and pains. Even if you include other relationships such as those with Paulo and Augustus (if it can be characterized as such) then she is just looking for acceptance, not to break their hearts for her own enjoyment. They actually are crueler to her, I refer to the chapter in which Paulo starts going out with Jasmine, right after another shoulder and Augustus’ general treatment of her (not always bad or mean, but maybe hurtful). Even in her relationships with other girls, Lucy is at most brutally honest, but that isn’t really a symptom of mental disorder, just being truthful, maybe even to the point of rudeness, but still not the caliber one would expect from a sociopath.
I’m no psych major or anything and i have no DSM IV TR to back my claims, but i’d say that by your own definition there is antisocial behavior or sociopathy as far as i can tell, just a girl with problems trying to find her way through normal teen girl issues, i.e. boy troubles. Just my own take from lots of observation and thought on the subject. No offense or twit-iness intended, just throwing out my thoughts.
Deuce Moose November 16, 2011, 11:32 PM EST.
GET REJECTED (LIKE A BAWS)
Oh maybe Sandy’s coming over because of 600 sold
paulosawesome November 16, 2011, 11:35 PM EST.
I guess i can see that, like i said i’m not an authority on the subject just an observer. so my observations can be incorrect due to my perception being skewed by lack of knowledge. from my interpretation and view point i think she is, but i can see your point. thank you for being polite with your observation, unlike “some” people.
strider November 16, 2011, 11:41 PM EST.
Haha any time, always love to see a little debate in the comments as long as it doesn’t get nasty, even then it can still be pretty funny though.
Deuce Moose November 16, 2011, 11:51 PM EST.
Aww hell no Mike!
Banana Bison November 16, 2011, 11:57 PM EST.
Aaaaaaaaaaand back to acting like a jerk (for real this time).
Averajebob November 17, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
For Pete’s sake, Mike. Get a grip. Just because stupid li’l Sandy is coming doesn’t mean you have to be a jerk to Lucy all over again. :c
Mocha November 17, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
Alright, that’s it Mike.
I could totally understand you being mad at Lucy for telling you FINALLY that she loved you or whatever. Then she tried clinging a bit, went to others it would seem, and was flat out depressed. I know she treated you poop to hide her feelings and hurt you BUT COME THE **** ON!
You aren’t Mir. Perfect you know, you had your faults in this friend love thingy relationship too. Who originally left who? You left her when you were young, then tried to replace Lucy as Sandy, not too mention, you said it yourself. YOU cause Lucy’s trust issues, that and she probably has a form of mental issues such as paranoia or bi-polar, though, those don’t seem to fit pretty well.
She not trying to be with you, or anything, I think she’s finally growing up. She knows that she needs to simply be nicer to others in general, and accept that you are with Sandy. She gets that. You sir, however, need to understand that she isn’t whoring around with Augustus, she just needed someone who wasn’t gonna take her **** and help her realize that she needed to change,. And I believe Auggie did that with the last thing he told her. The look on her face was like *click* I get it.
Now, Mike, your face now tells me either something amazingly good is coming, like your hunny bunch Sandy is coming, or something saddening and horrible but is understandable and that why you’re smiling. Maybe Sandy is going further away, like abroad and is ending things for now because she can’t possibly keep this up with the places she’s going.
And Sandy, I’m sorry you’re oblivious to the fact that these twos relation issues seem to revolve around you. I’m sure she’s a sweet girl and if she knew what was going on she’d tell Mike to calm the F down and be nicer.
Hell, I would love to see Sandy and Lucy end up getting along and being awesome friends.
Now, please, for the love off all of the BCB Universe, quit your belly0aching Mike, make nice. Lucy, just stay out of relations, work on your future, you’d make an awesome pro at whatever you wanna do. Sing perhaps?
Paulo, go make Jazzy happy till you either marrying as highschool sweethearts or breaking up because it’s freaking highschool and relations just don’t last.
David, keep being the idiot we love.
Abbey and Daisy, go have kids. They’d be geniuses.
Everyone else, do what you do best.
Auggie, go do your revenge thing on ‘Green Eyes’ and make a situation that brings everyone together.
Alright, you know your roles. Good job
I’m done, and this extremely long. Sorry
BunBun November 17, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
Lol i don’t know what i injoy more. This comic, or the commenters.
JustSomeCritic November 17, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
@BunBun:………………………can we be friends I think your extremly long point of view is my favorite. Thats exactly how i feel. Just BRAVO……………..BRAVO!
JustSomeCritic November 17, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.
Holy shizzle, Mike dude, you should get ready to flee… THE COUNTRY.
I mean, I am a fairly laid back dude, but if I had gotten that close to Mike and then had him get a phone call and be all “Go now!”, all cold and ****, because Miss thang texted him…
I would freaking lose it.
Hope your insurance is paid up, Mike!
Fruvous November 17, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
Oh my god Mike, WHY!?
If Sandy dose comes over like most people are saying, I vote for Lucy telling Sandy how Mike has been acting lately. Just coming out and telling how he is treating her like dirt, purposely sabotaging their friendship, pushing every one away, going through mood swings and acting like Lucy is his damn property. Might make Sandy re-think her whole “relationship” with mike.
[EDIT START]Or if perhaps she’s the one to blame, things will get interesting that’s for sure. [EDIT END]
SERIOUSLY Mike, stop acting like you have a ****ing 10 foot pole up your hairy @$$.
Marissa November 17, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME, MIKE???? D8<
ugh, and I thought you were gonna be nice again…. =____=
tsk, that text should have been a break up, darn.
Fangirl November 17, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
@ BunBun: What a well thought out comment. It makes me wish that I could “facebook” like comments here.
Marissa November 17, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.
Mike looks like an anusface when he’s grumpy :U
But Lucy looks cute when she’s nice o:
Waldo November 17, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
wait i just noticed the banner, is mike and sandy supposed to be in seattle?
strider November 17, 2011, 1:56 AM EST.
Yep, the text was naked pics. He’s got to… “Take care” of himself now. Lucy. Out. Now.
That would be too messed up. Mike might be being a jerk, but ruining his relationship for that? The relationship that is between him and his girl? The one Lucy has no say in? That would be the most… Just… Can’t even begin. I hate Mike, but no.
Blue November 17, 2011, 2:02 AM EST.
Okay, I just need to say this about everyone’s “predictions” about whats going to happen next. mind you I’ve only read 1/3 of the comments but it seems that everyone is assuming Mike didn’t get bad news just because he’s smiling.
obviously none of you have had the misfortune of a truly bittersweet childhood experience. (sarcastically)
anyway, he was smiling in those panels but he also had a teary eye. the text could have been from Sandy, but she could also have been telling Mike how sorry she was that she wouldn’t be able to come see him. thus the single tear in his eye and the smile on his face.
has anyone ever had a friend that they really love move far away and you know you’ll never see them again. you go to say your final good-byes and you try to keep a brave face but then you start to feel yourself crying. the only thing stopping the heart-wrenching tears is the smile. to the outside world you seem happy, but you know better. your throat seems to be tightening and you feel like you’d be choking on your heart if you weren’t using all the muscles in your face to hold a smile on it.
have you ever been to a funeral and seen the person who keeps a “brave face”? that’s the face Mike has right now. he got some bad news (maybe not a break-up from Sandy) but he is clearly not happy. and that’s also something else to think about. Now that Mike and Sandy are able to communicate more maybe Sandy is confiding more and more of her problems to Mike, thus why he always has a pole up his but after talking to Sandy. Mike had this romanticized image of Sandy, she was a Goddess, his moon & stars. but now he is finding out that she is just a mere mortal with problems just like everyone else. Which actually leads me to a different thought, perhaps Mike is always upset after he talks to Sandy because she dose tell him her problems and he feels powerless to help or even just physically be there for her.
sen November 17, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.
Sandy… I hate you…
Arkairyn November 17, 2011, 2:31 AM EST.
interesting idea, but here’s my problem with that logic. who’s he putting on the brave face for? the only one in the room is lucy (who he currently “supposedly” doesn’t give two ***** about). and it was a text not a facetime so it wasn’t for sandy. finally it should be noted that mike has a tendency to zone out everything around him when it comes to sandy. IMHO, we were seeing a glimpse of the real mike for a second, hince why when he looks at lucy he has a smile then goes through a facial transition cause he remembered she was there. those were “manly” tears of joy (sorry i couldn’t help the manly joke)
strider November 17, 2011, 2:31 AM EST.
Anyone think that maybe Mike is trying to exist inside his own world? He seems to actively push people away, and live with the only thing in the world that truly matters to him, Sandy. I do that to, but on a lower scale.
Also guys, remember that he has always gotten the short end of the stick from his friends. Remember how the girls almost FORCED Mike to date Lucy? He has just gotten fed up of everyone treating him like dirt, and that comes out as him being a jerk. “Stare to long into the abyss, and the abyss shall look into you.”
If you look at him last page, you can see that he truly cares about Lucy, but he doesn’t have many good memories of her and now that his life has finally turned out for the best, he wishes to push her away and to live in his delusions. Oh, and he also is having his “boy period” (see last page of comments)
Conciousness November 17, 2011, 2:54 AM EST.
Lucy's heart November 17, 2011, 2:55 AM EST.
Right.. That’s it. There is nothing that Sandy could have said to bring this on. He was treating Lucy like a friend again for once, and hell she was even keeping her reasonable distance rather than acting all desperate and such, and then one text and suddenly HATE HATE HATE all over again. What the freaking hell.
PS: And I bet Lucy was just about to be happy that he might’ve gotten good news from Sandy or something.. Jesus..
Xentha November 17, 2011, 2:59 AM EST.
Or maybe it’s just as the comic portrays and there is no deep meaning, and the simple guesses people are making are coming up true because this is a comic. The writer has her own agenda and these characters will follow a pre-made plot path. There is no reason for Sandy to give him disappointing news with the reactions drawn here. It would be interesting if Mikes personality was given that kind of characteristic but he’s not exactly good at hiding his feelings either.
Tickled November 17, 2011, 3:28 AM EST.
WTF is going here
Servo November 17, 2011, 3:40 AM EST.
No good memories of Lucy? I don’t think that’s entirely fair or true. There are some good ones if you look through it where they were very happy, very cuddling, and just very friendly. Lucy may be bipolar at times, but Mike’s a competitive arse too so it’s not as if he was not aggressive at times during their play either.
Truth? November 17, 2011, 3:55 AM EST.
I’m also wondering if there might be other underlying issues for why Lucy is so screwed up, skewed, and jaded. Any other problems with home life? Maybe growing up around all boys has been a problem (or am I remembering incorrectly)? Hm…
Truth? November 17, 2011, 4:02 AM EST.
Well… Being in a similar situation, here’s what I think happened.
Mike was starting to feel affection for Lucy again. After all, Lucy is there. A physically tangent force, while Sandy is long distance. Mike may be trying to push her away so he himself isn’t drawn back to the casual relationship (And eventual semi-relationship) they once had.
But, with Sandy so far away and busy and Lucy there, free and persistently trying to make him happy, a common phrase comes to mind; out of sight, out of mind. But then, Buzz Buzz, Sandy just texted that she’ll be finally closing that gap.
In some ways, Mike is a selfish, childish and manipulative person, know it or not… But this is not necessarily a bad thing. Taeshi is amazingly good at giving every character their own inert flaws and inner conflicts. Much like casual teen drama, it’s a conflicting of personalities, beliefs or events, not someone being a dick just to be a dick. And I say ‘Much’ loosely there…
But all in all, I think eventually, Mike will understand Lucy has matured, thanks to Augustus. She’s taken steps down the road to self restoration, but so long as Mike continues to refuse to even be her friend, denying her literally her oldest and closest companionship, she will have no security in herself and be constantly depressed and lonely.
I’m still as big a fan of you work as ever. It shows a level of humanity and realism that is second to none. A magnificent story with real, believable characters and true, down to earth drama. As a wise man who raised me once said;
“Do you think I’m perfect? No. No, my Grandson, no one is perfect. In each and every person, there are flaws. In you. In me. In your mother and in your father. From the richest saint to the poorest pickpocket, there are flaws and strengths… Now don’t confuse these with things like ‘Good’ or ‘Evil’… It’s because of those flaws that we’re human. Accepting those flaws is how we survive. And seeing the flaws of others, accepting them and embracing them as an inevitability is a step towards Godhood.”
R.I.P. Pop. And thank you, Taeshi, for this beautiful work of literature. I’ll continue to be a devout reader, that’ll never change.
Eternal One November 17, 2011, 4:39 AM EST.
Mew November 17, 2011, 5:09 AM EST.
I cant wait for tomorrow >_> I really wanna see what Lucy’s reaction is. I assume she’ll argue or, though more doubtful, give up and leave, or at least ask why…
… Aww… They didn’t even do their school work I:
Kimz November 17, 2011, 5:43 AM EST.
Me too, Mew.
I likewise wish I could legitimately hate Sandy for manipulating poor lovelorn Mikie Mike. But I can’t see any possible way… T_T
Mikie seems to have convinced himself that for anything to progress in his life is to shunt Lucy out of it. He’s still carrying the resentment of those times when Lucy could have reciprocated while he was yet patiently waiting for her (The swimmer, delta, edglesspigeon, Minty, Hoheh, Biblioholic, the observer, dragnite et al, 2011). And that accursed but incidental text message seemed to have steadied that resolve, in spite of Lucy’s truly admirable and amiable efforts to make good and make amends. It’s just so gut wrenching, that these two halves of the same whole of complementary weirdness are setting themselves on two sides of an abyss, with the chasm between them seemingly getting wider and deeper, irrepairable. It’s too much really for my ‘totally self righteousness’ (somedambuilder, 2011).
Mess November 17, 2011, 5:53 AM EST.
Sandy, please stop showing up and destroying every single time Mike and Lucy are getting along. It’s getting old.
Though making Mike exclusively unavailable does have its upsides. It adds many colors to each character. Awesome work, as always!
LeXee November 17, 2011, 6:49 AM EST.
I think you should somehow include Skyrim in the next update. You know, because Skyrim is great?
MiM November 17, 2011, 7:34 AM EST.
I prefer MikexSandy over MikexLucy. Sandy is far away and we don’t know much about her, we know what she does for a living and that she can’t be all bad for Mike to love her. She has not noticable flaws besides distance. Lucy on the other hand, is an aggressive bitch that snaps from sad to extremely ****** off in a heartbeat (there’s a word for that I can’t remember). So I guess that makes me a shipper. That is a title I wanted never to have. MikexSandy! YAY!
bendy November 17, 2011, 7:37 AM EST.
Shipping is what this fanbase is ALL about. My favorite ship is DavexPaulo.
lolwut November 17, 2011, 8:55 AM EST.
Mike, you douche. Come on. She wasn’t doing ANYTHING. She wasn’t trying ANYTHING. You can date Sandy and still be Friends with Lucy
Frerard is REAL November 17, 2011, 9:13 AM EST.
@ strider & tickled: you both make valid points, I must think on this more. but like Lucy I also grew up with brothers (I had sisters too, but they were much older and into their own thing) so I am well aware of the internal man crying…
smile to keep back the tears
even if no one is looking
cause if you let even one tear fall, your “man” card is revoked and now your a wuss (LOL) remember how Paulo was always calling Mike a wuss?
perhaps he was about to cry rivers of man tears but he saw Lucy, thought of confiding in her, but though the better of it because he thinks Lucy would be happy if his relationship with Sandy wasn’t going so well.
sen November 17, 2011, 9:41 AM EST.
Panels 4-7 instant jerkfacening in three point five seconds Oh Mikey why you got to be so very mean to her…. Poor Lucy you deserve a better friendw than a flip flopper….
Meddles November 17, 2011, 10:20 AM EST.
Mike needs time with his Angry Birds iPod game, thats why he’s telling Lucy to go, isn’t it? Of course it is.
It couldn’t possibly be Sandy coming round for christmas.
TessaFan November 17, 2011, 11:16 AM EST.
@TessaFan yep. he got a new free update. That’s why he was so happy.
hakr14 November 17, 2011, 11:34 AM EST.
I guess Sandy is more important to Mike than Lucy.
Same old Mike…
kernymi November 17, 2011, 11:59 AM EST.
When Lucy is a jerk to Mike, it’s funny, everyone laughs, they shout “It’s an endearing character trait!”.
When Mike is a jerk to Lucy, it’s cruel, everyone moans, they shout “WOW MIKE STOP BEING SUCH A DOUCHE!”.
Abuse is okay when it’s female on male, clearly
Darth GW7 November 17, 2011, 12:16 PM EST.
@kernymi, yeah that’s pretty much been established. hypothetically speaking if we put them into the cliffhanger scenario and he had to let one go to save the other, he’d probably pick sandy.
@Darth GW7 lol, good way to put. i’ve been wondering why so many people thought it was okay when lucy picked on mike, but god help anyone who defends mike now, because it’s defending cruelty.
strider November 17, 2011, 12:18 PM EST.
Darth it was hardly abuse what Lucy was doing, she was obviously messing around with him, she wasn’t being hateful =/ Playful teasing is a lot different from hate, which is what Mike is showing.
Kite November 17, 2011, 12:24 PM EST.
BS, it wasn’t abuse, the way she hit mike most times could’ve KO’d anyone else, so those weren’t love taps.
strider November 17, 2011, 12:27 PM EST.
He’s hurting Lucy just as much as she hurt him.
If anything it’s worse that she was playfully teasing him and was too ignorant to notice that it was hurting him when she did it.
Not saying that what Mike is doing is right or that what Lucy did was wrong, but you really can’t blame him for holding resentment towards her when she was hurting him for all that time, and just when he’s found someone he’s actually happy with, she decides that she wants him after all.
Darth GW7 November 17, 2011, 12:29 PM EST.
Whatever text he got made him put his earlier front back on with the quickness o.O Interesting in that it wasn’t as bad as I thought earlier
Lucy’s “AW HELL NAH!” face is a really good way to show the potentially imminent rage coming from her
Chocothunda November 17, 2011, 1:32 PM EST.
DARTH WHY YOU LINK TO TV TROPES. If I hadn’t guessed at what you were linking, I could’ve been stuck there for hours. >.
Someguy November 17, 2011, 3:09 PM EST.
god i hate cliffhangers
Nolames November 17, 2011, 3:19 PM EST.
I think Mike hit a soft spot.
I would love it if Lucy came back with a comment using what he did agenst his will. Example: ” What?! I help you with the project, try and cheer you up with videogames, AND NOW YOU WANT ME OUT BECAUSE OF A TEXT?! ”
That would be funny.
A Visitor November 17, 2011, 3:33 PM EST.
Come on mike, don’t be a jerk now…
Avory November 17, 2011, 4:36 PM EST.
Mike, your little butt is about to get kicked so hard, that ill be laughing all the way to heaven. But, in the end, wonderfully done Taeshi, I do very much enjoy your work.
MaskedSensei November 17, 2011, 4:44 PM EST.
Either Sandy’s coming over or Mike just got dumped.
Wise man said November 17, 2011, 5:03 PM EST.
I BLAME SANDY.
At first I’m thinking they could be friends again. Yet, with Sandy’s presence constantly floating around, I doubt that Mike will ever accept Lucy as a friend. Lucy only wants to make him happy right now, can’t he see that? Or is his relationship with Sandy making him think that Lucy thinks of him as a stepping stone/punching bag/whatever while Sandy doesn’t?
Lucy was the one making him happy just a minute ago. Suddenly, he gets a text from someone (probably Sandy) and he’s happy, but turns tsundere right after. Then he goes steppin’ on Lucy’s tail by telling her to leave.
Gosh Michael, you’re so mean!
Nishakun November 17, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.
But… but it was going so well! I thought Lucy was finally going to win him back! I think this just happened:
text to =
Let him have it, Lucy! He is turning out to be a jerk anyway…
Howerz November 17, 2011, 5:50 PM EST.
lol this is what I saw as I looked at Mikes expressions.
Expected and nice as always Taeshi
Tickled November 17, 2011, 5:59 PM EST.
From where I’m sitting, we’ll be seeing the aftermath of such a decision in six hours! Hold on to your hats!
MikeShadow (No Relation) November 17, 2011, 6:06 PM EST.
Ooooooone Lucy rage commmmming rrrright up!
Lotvk November 17, 2011, 6:11 PM EST.
that HURT mike!
listen to yourself for once.
understand that lucy is trying to make you smile, and shes happy when you smile…
and lucy! dont get mad! dont dont dont! he will come around, time will push this forward, you dont have to
ooooohh….my allergies to drama…Why am i reading all thiss
now lets all greet sandy and accept how this is a perfect depiction of life.
you are both older now, smile wistfully and woefully from afar.
-neutral vibes. neutral. neutral. neutral.-
farla November 17, 2011, 6:15 PM EST.
Remember when I said some similair relationship happened with me and my ex?
Yeah… they broke up in a firey explosion.
A relationship like this between Mike and Sandy won’t be going anywhere apart from downhill the second it -actually kicks off-
… either that, or Taeshi most def needs to go back to psychology 101.
Davey November 17, 2011, 6:28 PM EST.
**** man, can’t they just get a long?
supersolider November 17, 2011, 6:34 PM EST.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!(that’s the sound Jesus will make when he comes back), why would you do that mike just give her answer like i dont want to talk about it or i will tell you later
ihitadoganditwasawesome November 17, 2011, 7:04 PM EST.
I am supporting MikexSandy, because I myself am in a long distance relationship (4years and counting!) so good for Mike to keep hanging in there! Long distance relationship does work! Because after all;
“Distance does not matter, when two hearts are Loyal to one another”
But he seriously needs to stop being such a jerk to Lucy. Yes she is way too emotional, but she wants to move on and be friends again! So quit being such a jerk Mike!!!
Button Cat November 17, 2011, 7:38 PM EST.
I know we shouldn’t post links, but i was listening to this song as I read this page and it was just so dang relevant
Lucy obviously being the white oleander
She needs mike, but sees herself as poison to him…. When in reality he is what’s burning her up.
Gotta say, Mike has done a **** poor job with his PR. You can only hate on everyone’s favourite sociopathic kitty for so long bud!
Sethorien November 17, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.
Can’t quite bring myself to find connections between lyrics and anything else while listening to music, so I don’t really see the relevance. (I’m inconsistently lazy) I like the song though, so thanks for introducing me to that . By the way, your link doesn’t work (for me at least), it sends me to this page (BCB).
The Swimmer November 17, 2011, 7:54 PM EST.
Well…looks like Mike is on his man period again!
Poor Lucy…I feel so sorry for her!
And you are such a ******* Mike!
Ikuto November 17, 2011, 8:06 PM EST.
i can guarantee thats some score mike got from sandy
lolcake November 17, 2011, 8:51 PM EST.
I would have killed him if I was Lucy.
“You should be going now.”
D:< Bitch. No wait, it’s Sandy’s damn fault.
Star wuz heer November 17, 2011, 8:57 PM EST.
All right THAT’S IT! Where is my flamethrower? He’s gonna pay for this. I am a Mike x Lucy shipper, and I can stomach Mike’s relationship with Sandy, if he is still good friends with Lucy. But this, just watch red vs blue reconstruction chapter 7, replace agent South Dakota with Mike and Agent Washington with me, you’ll get a good idea of what I want to do to him.
Charmdra November 17, 2011, 9:05 PM EST.
The last panel is amazing
Awe November 17, 2011, 9:10 PM EST.
Oh yeah, Rooster Teeth! Man, Red vs Blue is just amazing, I bought all the seasons! Also, don’t you mean chapter 6? I noticed another correlation between South and Mike; South tried to abandon Delta to save herself, the same way Mike is abandoning Lucy as a friend to save his own happiness. “Apparently they already have a shortcut for Caboose’s teamkills: CTR FU.“(skip to 1:44) Best quote ever!
Edit: Oh wait, flamethrower … you were talking about how he got rid of the “unused property, armour and equipment” on South. My bad.
The Swimmer November 17, 2011, 9:54 PM EST.
I had a dream about BCB last night. o_o; It was so crazy, I don’t even really remember all the details… But it has to do with the up-coming winter/christmas special.
Nyanko November 17, 2011, 9:57 PM EST.
Yes, that’s good. Get mad, Lucy. Get FURIOUS. I sure would be >8(
Kuna November 17, 2011, 10:01 PM EST.
ahh come on mike you started getting along with her now what’s wrong?!
Anima November 17, 2011, 10:01 PM EST.
I love Lucy’s eyes in panels 1 and 2
Jake November 17, 2011, 10:15 PM EST.
You’ve gotta be kidding me.
Mike. I so feel like bodily injuring you right now.
Satora November 17, 2011, 10:18 PM EST.
Good on ya Mike, Who needs Lucy when you have phone Sandy!
JetFire November 17, 2011, 10:24 PM EST.
One hour and twenty minutes until Lucy drops the hammer. The Doppler radar shows signs of a potential *** beating…
Faceless32 November 17, 2011, 10:43 PM EST.
Okay Im sorry but I have to say that the way he holds the phone… It looks like his… Yeah. Final panel of last page it really looks like that lol…
Dragnite November 17, 2011, 10:47 PM EST.
I love how the lighting in the room changes to accomadate the character’s emotions. Oh and we still need to love and tolerate the sh*t out of Mike.
Radiat November 17, 2011, 10:52 PM EST.
yeah, that was a good quote and episode, so what do you think of my comment of handling Mike x Sandy?
P.s. my favorite quote was Washington’s “that was the worst throw ever. . . Of all time.”
Charmdra November 17, 2011, 10:57 PM EST.
What big eyes you have, Lucy.
Farren November 17, 2011, 11:07 PM EST.
Damn. I was looking forward to some new cat porn. -.-
(obvious joke. Not attracted to cats)
Pervert November 17, 2011, 11:08 PM EST.
lol mikes phone in last panel……. EWWWW!
Aries November 17, 2011, 11:15 PM EST.
Wow. Never noticed that. I CAN’T UNSEE!
Monanniverse November 17, 2011, 11:20 PM EST.
@charmdra and the swimmer, dang it now i wanna go watch that season again. also now i can’t believe i didn’t notice the mikeXlucy/washVSsouth connection. (also the connection between myself and church, when he thought wash was nuts) i still think tucker’s “what’s there to understand about swish swish death” line was the best in the seasons.
strider November 17, 2011, 11:31 PM EST.
To all bittersweet candybowl and red vs blue fans! I have a very special comment comming up, please give feedback.
Charmdra November 17, 2011, 11:35 PM EST.
Daisy must have revealed her drugging and subsequent raping of Michael. I told y’all Suit was gonna sneak a Daisy pregnancy arc in here.
The Observer November 17, 2011, 11:50 PM EST.
Shiny dick!?!?! Oh wait, that’s his phone, thank god.
Wow 649 comments, is that a new record?
S0me001 November 18, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
It was more how you did it than what you did this time, Abruptly going from friendly to “jerk mode” is pretty jarring for us. Imagine how Lucy took it.
Hoheh November 19, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
I get chills reading this. Poor Lucy…
Jupi November 19, 2011, 9:18 PM EST.
Step 1: Get a ton a cash
Step 2: Hire an assassin
Step 3: Celebrate the death of a mood-ruiner!!!!
LunarStar November 20, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
There’s the stick!
The awesome one December 4, 2011, 9:11 PM EST.
Oh s**t yeah!!!! The irony!!!!!!!!
Don\'t hate ppl December 30, 2011, 10:01 AM EST.
First panel of the four in the line: happy
Second panel of the four: unsure, bit sad
Third panel of the four: sad
Last panel of the four: angry
Mikk January 30, 2012, 9:46 AM EST.
curse you Sandy ):
Dragon393 February 5, 2012, 12:13 AM EST.
I knew it, she is the one breaking things into pieces I hate how she does that, it’s unbelievable, i get the feeling she is jealous of Lucy and that’s why she keeps breaking they’re relationship into pieces bit by bit, it was fine just before that TEXTO, now i really really am starting to feel mad, i can’t believe how hard it must be for Lucy, she is awesome, why? Because she looks just like me! I totally love video games, and i make a ‘JerkFace’ when i have a ‘serious face’ and my best budd is a boy, except he hasn’t got a stupid girlfriend who will break our friendship, Sandy is the most Hateful Character in this webcomic, no offense but i hate her, this is a very good drama but Sandy musn’t be part of it, she makes a love triangle which is good but her attitude and ways make me want to break her into pieces, she keeps calling ‘Mike’ Maichul! What the heck?!
But i guess AugustusxLucy can happen too… Who knows, because i am sure one day Mike will realize his error, and forgive himself to Lucy, but i doubt she will forgive him.
So i guess AugustusxLucy could happen, and Mike(****) can happen too!
Ichi February 17, 2012, 6:07 AM EST.
… View the 8th panel… What’s that thing between Mike’s legs? You know, the black thing Mike is holding
Mikk February 19, 2012, 10:45 AM EST.
Im not sure who to hate; Mike, Lucy or Sandy!
Kitkat February 23, 2012, 5:23 PM EST.
tk March 16, 2012, 2:50 PM EST.
YOU SHOULD BE GOING NOW, CUZ I HAVE A *****. SEE
Mayonaka April 1, 2012, 1:46 AM EST.
Jerkier than Paulo
Look, I got **** with her!
Sycrin April 11, 2012, 3:19 AM EST.
……………………………………………………………………………………………….. DAMMIT!!!!! MICHAEL, I HAD FAITH THAT YOU WOULD RETURN!!!
TheShucke May 7, 2012, 10:30 PM EST.
ive seen this coming….
Mike is a jerk! He’s sad when he realize how long it’d been he hasnt spent time with Lucy, then comes Sandy who ruins everything. Making him mad all over towards Lucy.
hanisu93 May 24, 2012, 3:21 AM EST.
You can hardly blame Sandy for this. Mike is a huge jerk and I gotta say that the entire failure in his and Lucy’s relationship is his own ignorance and idiocy. I don’t support MikexLucy, because honestly, Lucy deserves better.
Zelthra May 31, 2012, 4:55 PM EST.
LET GO OF SANDY, MIKE!!!!! Just let go and be with Lucy!
Sophia123 May 31, 2012, 5:51 PM EST.
Mike you jerk
I hope Sandy dumps your furry booty later! *shakes fist*
RainbowKitty July 23, 2012, 1:20 AM EST.
if u dont listen to this you’ll regret it :3
hope its 7 August 6, 2012, 7:32 AM EST.
this is the comic when I started hating Mike
cartoonfangirl4 August 13, 2012, 8:46 PM EST.
We all knew Mike was gonna go full douche again. Not that surprising. :l. I liked the old Mike. **** YOU SANDY! :C
Raikoshiro September 4, 2013, 6:37 PM EST.
Damn it all..
Ros September 29, 2013, 8:46 PM EST.
MIKE U LITTLE BASTART
stanley May 20, 2014, 2:28 PM EST.
NO YOU **** **** MICHEAL WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT WHAT COULD POSSIBLE BE THAT IMPORTANT
*look’s at phone*
OH **** THIS. THIS IS PAULO’S STUFF NOT YOURS
TemplarArchon_Hunter July 28, 2014, 11:10 PM EST.
There was a situation just like this… only the roles have reversed.
Mark December 5, 2014, 4:39 PM EST.
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