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and you thought she was pregnant! Ha ha ha!
I think about 90% of us saw this coming.
Doesn’t make it any less awesome though. I look forward to it.
Boringamus November 18, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Second! This feels great! Oh god, Sandy’s coming over. This could only mean much much more melodrama and action packed Lucy crying segment. I never thought Christmas would be this sad, poor Lucy.
Monanniverse November 18, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Oh Snap! How many people guessed this? Not Lucy! I have to say, I was really hoping that Lucy would not hold back and just express all her anger to Mike, but now that she looks all quiet I’m worried. She shouldn’t back down. Keep talking about how he’s an a**hole! He shouldn’t have told her to leave, for starters.
Lucy probably feels like sh*t right now. She was trying to fix things with Mike before they got out of hand, and now she got him ****** off, and Sandy is coming to visit.
The Swimmer November 18, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Woah, somehow I did not expect that.
Lucy, lighten up a bit. Yeesh, you jerkface.
Iced Hot Chocolate November 18, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Sandy’s coming to town. This means a happy Michael and tons more drama and angst. Yahoo! I am looking forward to seeing more of her though.
In other news, shouting match!!
X-strike-fire-dragon November 18, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
to whoever called that sandy was coming, you deserve a cookie or sugary sweet of your choice. also, before everybody starts ranting it looks like mike is protecting lucy from being hurt by his relationship.
strider November 18, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
And the plot thickens! So many potential outcomes. So much potential drama.
I think this may end up being one of my new favorite chapters…
Edit: It’s looks like everyone had to sit and absorb what happened for a minute. The comments didn’t start rolling in right away.
Aken November 18, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Well can’t say I’m entirely surprised, but this is still an excellent page. Love the last half especially the panel of just Lucy’s eye, and then the total defeat afterwards. Finally she’s at least confronting him, don’t even care how the conversation went, its nice that this was said, getting stuff off their chests. Loving this Taeshi.
Deuce Moose November 18, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Take a chill pill you two.
Taco November 18, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
Somehow I thought this was going to happen. Why else would he be that happy.
HellAshes November 18, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
why you mad bro
leovany November 18, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Niiice… well at least she got it out of him.
Precisely what I predicted.
Biblioholic November 18, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
I did not think it was going to be somthing bad
Viken November 18, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
We knew it was coming, but it was SO SUSPENSEFUL
There’s going to be so much drama this chapter it’ll be ridiculous.
PiMaster November 18, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Anyone notice how Mike sorta looks down in the very last panel?
(i like how no one in the house has checked on them yet.)
Dragnite November 18, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
we all saw this one coming. It looks like it is all over for Lucy
Barrier-Break November 18, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Something tells me that she take the news well.
Brutal-Earthworm November 18, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Lucy! This is your chance! Hire someone to hit her with a bus and end the bull***t I feel super bad for Lucy. More than ever. She needs someone better than Mike.
AmberPhoenix November 18, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
i can not believe the cliff hangers and anxiety right now
CaptainMorgan November 18, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
You’d think having a girlfriend as sweet as Sandy would make Mike a better person. I’m in a long-distance relationship too, but neither of us gets into weird mood-swings like Mike.
raile November 18, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
this should be interesting.
The-Gray-Angel November 18, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
so, Sandy is finally coming down to see mike. well, I hope she gets to truly see Mike and how much of a jerk hes been.
Star Adder November 18, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
Yes!! Sandy and Mike forever!!! Sorry, I’m one of those weird fans…
Farren November 18, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
I wouldn’t rule out that she’s pregnant.
Shiloh November 18, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
i didn’t think that would happen
david November 18, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
epic lucy fail……. u know sometimes i think she just likes to feel bad….. poor poor lucy on the other han mike’s proly gonna be excited (to say the least) about that visit
p.s. when i saw lucy holding him from the shoulders tought she was gonna kiss him now that would’ve sparked a real emotional rollercoaster on them both….
nooneinteresting November 18, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
BEST CLIFFHANGER OF THE WEEK! NOW II REALLY CAN’T WAIT FOR MONDAY! DD
Subaru November 18, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
I don’t get it. Why was that so hard to tell? And why’d he think Lucy would “ruin it for him”? She already knew it had something to do with Sandy, since he was so happy about it plus she asked “What’d SHE say”, so I really don’t get this one.
Nerdtress November 18, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
Well It’s about time!
Kakashi November 18, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
Damnit, nearly got first but my power failed!
Anyway, Sandy ruins everything AGAIN. There goes my Mike X Lucy hopes.
But to be honest, I am slightly Mike X Sandy. Mostly Mike X Lucy, but part of me respects Sandy, for whatever reason.
Rockin' Gamma November 18, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
wow this is great
CommanderJak150 November 18, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
I don’t know how I feel about all of this. I am remenising in the old days of bcb. Where Lucy and Mike were just competitive and the best of friends. I have been following this for a long time, and I have seen the ups and downs in their relationship. When Mike started to be a complete jerk to Lucy because she rejected him, I was a little thrown off. When he started to ignore her existance, I got a little annoyed. Now that he is doing this to her, having his head up Sandy’s…tail…when he never even sees her. I just don’t know what to think. I see what you are trying to do. They are both growing up, they are going their seperate ways. I just think it’s a bit too much. There’s so much tension between them now. It’s painful to read.
I was really excited about this chapter when it started reflecting their old relationship. True friends can always go back to the way things were, no matter how much time has passed. Yet the moment Sandy enters the picture, everything gets turned upside down again. I am not one of those derpy “team Lucy!” “team Sandy!” fans. That’s a little silly. I just feel like their love triangle has been drawn out for far too long. Like I said, it’s getting painful to read.
Hopefully this will either make or break Mike and Lucy. Enough is enough. It’s time to grow up.
Stripes November 18, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
i had long distance relationship and we never acked like that
david November 18, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
I’m looking forward to seeing Sandy on screen! I wonder what Lucy is going to do.
Nik Nak November 18, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
I really don’t like that Mike has de-volved into this jerk just because of Sandy. It really seems he needs to set his priorities straight. Just because he has Sandy doesn’t give him a free ticket to be such a jerk to those around him, especially Lucy. She cares for him, and even if it can’t be romantically, she holds him very close in her heart as a friend and Mike’s just going off on her.
Marty B. November 18, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
@nerdtress, cause he knows that his relationship with sandy is a sensitive issue for her. even moreso since it’s gonna be point blank in her face for a bit.
strider November 18, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
I can compare mike to church and Lucy to Tex. They still like eachother but Lucy(Tex) isn’t afraid to beat up mike(church) and the end result of sandy’s relationship with mike (to me) is gonna be caboose(sandy) blowing up church(mike)
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
I’d be lying if I’d say that I didn’t see that coming, but OH SNAP SON!
Needless to say, I really can’t wait for Mike and Sandy’s long-awaited reunion. I do think that whatever happens during it will help determine the course of the series for the near future. In any case, it should be interesting, to say the least.
headsortails November 18, 2011, 12:16 AM EST.
PS: It’s my birthday on Friday, November 18th!
Ice Sheild November 18, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
Aww. For days I thought it was going to be sandy saing she’s moved on.
Would have been heartbreaking for Mike, sure. But Lucy would by there to support him.
Yet another blow to those of us begging for more LucyXMike action.
Still great way to satisfy suspence though!
NegraCardia November 18, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
hopefully she wont rant about it… lucy i mean
Kyute November 18, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
Same, I’m in a long distance relationship and I still am social and non-crabby… I think Mike’s attitude may be a bit illegitimate…
Eh maybe he still likes Lucy :l
Dragnite November 18, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Mike has just been PMSing for too long now;/
ThatGirlWithGlasses November 18, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
@Stripes, I’d get out now then cause unless she has changed her schedule, Taeshi has said that there is about two more years of this to go. Haha, just kidding, I know what you mean, it is painful, you get wrapped up in the story and its such a crazy ride, but that’s why everyone keeps coming back. Its just a heartwarming story with its share of ups and downs, slice of life and all that.
P.S. @Charmdra, I see what you mean, though I’m not entirely sure about the analogy, it works in a loose sense, the connection is there, but its kind of comparing apples and oranges, in my opinion. IDK maybe i’m not looking into the connection that deeply.
Deuce Moose November 18, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
O.O ……….. ahem…….. DUN! DUN! DUUUUUUUUUUN! Just when you think the drama is nearing the end, it grows twice as large.
Seikyuu November 18, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Sigh…. Mike, I thought you could only make so many mistakes. However, I don’t believe this is one. Granted you come off like a insensitive *****, but this seems like a pretty logical choice to preserve all current relations.
Xain November 18, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
Still no reason to be an ***.
I thought she was a guy… and Mike was happy…idk
StarSturdy November 18, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
@charmdra “you shot church (mike) you team killing ****tard” my old favorite line
strider November 18, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
Problem is, Church isn’t in another relationship and I’m not sure of how much Tex likes Church…
Dragnite November 18, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
good, why is lucy so shocked? FRIENDS :|
Sethorien November 18, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
You know, the thing where Lucy got all crazy when she thought Mike was dead kind of reminded me of an anime show, where a character “Needed” another character just as much as Lucy “Needed” Mike!
Ice Sheild November 18, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
HO-LY CRAP!!! She’s really visiting? I now see what Mike been trying to do. It’s all so clear to me now!
NITWITT November 18, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
@Dragnite, like I said Tex still beats the crap out of the guys, but when they are alone, they get emotional. And he keeps on saying that their breakup is mutual.
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
“You shot church, you team killing f**ktard” -Tucker
Funny, because later on it turned out that church killed himself (setting auto-lock on or something). You could probably make a connection here, with Mike causing most of his own troubles.
The Swimmer November 18, 2011, 12:23 AM EST.
…great. Now it’s probably going onto a story line like: She doesn’t know about you. And she isn’t going to. And Lucy will set out to change that.
Ragnarocker November 18, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
more **** hath collided with said fan
Flash November 18, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
Final panel. Mike regrets screaming. HES LOOKIN DOWN. Ohoho Mike you are truly confusing.
Dragnite November 18, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
Come on Lucy, don’t mess up now.
Just put on a happy smile and let Mike know that you’re happy for him. Maybe you can also suggest the two of you hang out more often after this. I know it hurts now, but can you really stand pushing him away any further than he already is?
Rain November 18, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
Ya me las olia jejeje. Poor Lucy she don´t deserves that .
Minona November 18, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
oh man, i forgot about that. didn’t he do that to himself twice though, once with the tank and once with the sniper incident.
strider November 18, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
I actually thought it was a breakup text, not that she was pregnant.
NBbowler November 18, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
We have Red vs Blue fans in the vicinity… myself included. But i, however, cannot compare it to this situation in BCB.
StarSturdy November 18, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
Wow, Mike. Just as your sister said.
To the point where you think Sandy’s text message is so g*dd*mn holy that no one else can remain in its presence?
Ugh, this guy… Lucy he’s not worth it!
… Why, yes, of course my comment is a “possibly bad comment.” Must be Mike’s doing.
Skygaze November 18, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
The reason I compare sandy to caboose is because every time they try to visit each other, something gets in the way. But if this time they do meet up, Murphy’s law indicates that something bad is gonna happen to their relationship. Or the author can just throw my prediction into a pool of acid and make things perfect.
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
Sandy does know about Lucy, and how Mike had feelings for her to a certain extent in the past. He told her everything when he first got in contact with Sandy over the phone (A New Leaf). She might not know about Lucy’s confession though…
The Swimmer November 18, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
Thats true. And Tex DOES reply to flirting with physical pain!
Thay are pretty similar, I’ll give you that!
Dragnite November 18, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
@NITWITT ahhh I see what you mean. Mike’s mood makes a lot of sense now, the tricky *******. Somehow, I think it’s going to work out how he wanted… for the most part at least. What are we thinking? Sandy and Lucy meet, and relationships begin to fray? A slow and painful process, I’m sure.
Faceless32 November 18, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
Oh Lucy… just remember what Augustus said and it’ll all be okay.
Mythril November 18, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
I wish I could give Lucy a hug, but how do you hug a cartoon?
ultimateZ November 18, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
DAMMIT! She’s not breaking up with him. This does not bode well.
Blaze53 November 18, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
Maybe he’s being an a-hole so that Lucy ends up hating him, never seeing him again, and so no longer will she be hurt seeing him with sandy? O.o
Candy Corn Lover November 18, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
Mike bro, calm those manboobs down.
I know how Lucy would be feeling right now, this kinda thing has happened to me as well
I hope something happens when Sandy’s there, like, he sees Lucy with someone else and she isn’t as miserable as he seems to enjoy her being and he gets into one of those pissy moods he’s always in when he sees her happy and ****** Sandy off or something, >.> Idk.
Just something that shows Sandy what a complete tool he’s been as of late.
Last 2 panels made me flinch.
Stuffnthat November 18, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
@Ragnarocker: What exactly is there that Sandy doesn’t know? Mike isn’t seeing Lucy on the side, and Sandy knows that Lucy exists, having met her (however transiently) back in the day.
And the swimmer is right, I think: The only constant in all of Mike’s troubles and tribulations is Mike.
PhycoKrusk November 18, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
Not really much to compare, to be honest. It’s still fun playing around with similes, seeing as others can relate to RvB and showing how we feel about the characters in BCB could be easier by using relations from RvB, as they are not as ambiguous.
The Swimmer November 18, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
no I didn’t…
Esspytood November 18, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
Yay! Sandy’s here! Now maybe Lucy will shove off and go befriend her reflection…if she can stand it. Idk I don’t think they deserve each other…they need to just be apart from one another and move on with their lives
casui November 18, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
its looking like this is what’ll happen:
sandy comes to town (haha sandy…santa…coming to town? fu.)
the play that they’ve been doing will premier at christmas
but sandy’s flight will be delayed because of a ton of snow
so the play will have mike, lucy, and some mistletoe action
then sandy will walk in, AS LUCY KISSES MIKE AGAINST HIS WILL.
then sandy will leave all booohoooo and ****
mike will be like FFFFFFUUUUUUUU all caps on lucy, and then lucy will start crying, and mike will have to crying girls on his hands oh my.
this is the most dramatic thing i can imagine to happen.
SO LET THE DRAMA ENSUE!
Amazing Ups November 18, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
OH MY GOODNESS WHY ARE WE YELLING.
Well let’s see how this goes out then. Onward and forwards to the upcoming destruction~
Bearcoon November 18, 2011, 12:34 AM EST.
Mike it was bad enough you stripped the flesh but now you salt the wound…i think its time lucy gives sandy a piece of her mind…and fist
DinR November 18, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
Wait, I just thought of another analogie, if sandy turns out to be the jeolus type, then Lucy and sandy can be Tex and Carolina, with mike as the director, deciding which gets to win. Let the cat fight commence
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
Predictable? Yes. Awesome story potential? Heck yes.
CriticalQuit November 18, 2011, 12:37 AM EST.
Oh damn…..my thoughts previously might have been ridiculously off track
But, now, Lucy is either gonna spiral back down. Or sit there thinking about it and will realize, she doesn’t need this and will (hopefully) leave so she can mentally prepare herself. This kind of thing sucks, and she hasn’t even seen them TOGETHER, like TOGETHER TOGETHER.
It’s not fun, trust me, it’s just horrible to see someone you believe you love with another person. It hurts and I can understand Lucy a bit more cause I don’t trust people much either……
Maybe perhaps, she will blow up at Mike. I mean, he might be trying to protect her, but he did it in the worse way. He was already being rude towards her when she was at her lowest in awhile. …… I think he could have handled this better like, “Um, Lucy, I just wanna warn you that Sandy is coming over.” Or something along that kind of line that’s not so direct and lame sounding…… I may be a writer, but this isn’t one of my stories So I failed. Horribly. Sorry Taeshi….
Anyway, going on, these are what I expect so far….
Hell, maybe Sandy will see for herself what is going on and being the awesome person she might be try to fix it.
Or maybe she’s changed to a weird kind of accidentally conceited bitch.
Or just a plain one….
Or maybe she’s a cute bubbly oblivious person, but last time we saw her, she seemed mature and adult-like. So I doubt these last three theories.
I really wanna see how she has grown to be. It seems interesting, I don;t think she’s a horribly person or anything cause she didn’t mean to bring Mike and Lucy apart. They did that themselves obviously I’m all for LucyxMike, but honestly, I can also see Lucy with Paulo, or just living on by herself. Hell. Let’s being in another character who can understand her pain in different ways. I used to like the idea of her with Auggie, but it just doesn’t work that way.
My rantyness is over
Oh and, I would like to thank the people who messaged me back on the last page for praising me on my thoughts <3 Just trying to show my opinion
BunBun November 18, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
YES! That so needs to happen, I forgot about the play. I am all for that kind of outcome. I love Mike, but it’s just too sweet of an opportunity.
The Observer November 18, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
maaan, i haven’t seen the ep’s dealing with carolina yet. that is the new season right?
strider November 18, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
@criticalquit are you referring to my comment, if so thank you
P.s. someone please make fan art of my similes, it’s just a one time request
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
Oh my gosh she’s pregnant! I’m gonna go blog and troll about it!
Darkfox November 18, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
man I was totally wrong about the sad face from the last page, oh well at least I can admit that I was wrong.
awesome page Tae, I can’t wait to see more of Sandy. and I hope sandy gets to see the play with mike & lucy (I think thats supposed to happen before winter break, right?)
sen November 18, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
All Lucy really needs to do is find one thing to **** him off and Sandy would at least be SUSPICIOUS of Mike’s assholery.
Or she could just leave the job to Mikes sister. I could imagine her saying stuff like “Wow Mike! Youre much nicer now that she’s here!”
Dragnite November 18, 2011, 12:42 AM EST.
cool we all got it! but why are all of them sad? no be merry. i bet sandy will be upset michael isn’t talking to lucy. she seems like the type!
Timni November 18, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
Wow, saw this coming but didn’t. Why tell her to go away if it’s next week? Someone needs to do some prioritising… Mike.
Variun November 18, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
I was expecting him to say Christmas, but next week? Wait. Is it really November in the comic like it’s November now, or is their world a month ahead of ours and Christmas IS a week away? Ugh…..I hate dealing with stuff like this. Wait………….HOLY ****!!! WE GET TO SEE SANDY!!!!!! HELL YEAH!!!!!!! (me overeacting)
Joe philis November 18, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
Actually Lucy has seen Sandy and Mike togethertogether, if thats what you meant…
It’s kinda what made Lucy just that nuch less dependant on Mike.
Dragnite November 18, 2011, 12:46 AM EST.
WHO thought she was pregnant? In any case, I still selfishly hoped that Lucy would play off the surprise (and disappointment) and at least ACT happy for Mike.
He didn’t have to automatically become a ********* again, but what can you do?
I look forward to Monday
Chi-chan November 18, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.
I thought they had broken up maybe.
Homeslice20x6 November 18, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.
…..oh boy…I am lost for words, I didn’t see that coming. I sense a ton of drama in the future by that last sentence.
Darf14 November 18, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
DarkFox November 18, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
Taeshi, I’m loving the silhouettes in this chapter. They really seem to click with the new art style.
Good for Mike.
Now Lucy can be with Paulo.
Kurtispj November 18, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.
What? who the heck thoguth she was pregnant?! How would you even get that diea (ok I thought she was dead and her mom send the txt but w/e)
Maybe drama will be solved once Sandy is finally there.
Lisaa November 18, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA author comment u so funny
mlp up in this bitch November 18, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
I started to like mike again, and now my rage is back…. freelancers, grab your guns and armor, we are going to give him a piece of our minds
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
ok…so he’s being an *** now all cause shes coming over…COME ON!!! THATS A LOAD!…jeez first he’s nice gets that news an becomes a dick…hold on…is he tryin to keep lucy away from him an sandy for a good or bad reason…
DarkFox November 18, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
The chapter is called December.
Also, am I the only one who thought this chapter would be Abbey-centric from the first few pages?
Bourbon November 18, 2011, 12:52 AM EST.
lol, i think we can make this a trend. RvB comments, they fit any situation, just copy and paste.
@charmdra, who needs all that, everything can be made better with a shotgun.
strider November 18, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
I didnt think she was pregnant, who thought she was pregnant? (No sarcasm)
Nicholas November 18, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
…the thought of pregnancy never crossed my mind.
…You ask and you shall receive as the saying goes.
Blue Sly November 18, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
Oh man… Does anyone think Sandy’ll get upset if she see Mike acting like an *******? Didn’t Sandy try’n be nice to Lucy when they were younger? I wonder if she’ll do that again n’ tick off Mike
Foxy Silver November 18, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
hopefully they can solve the mess that this relationship triangle thing
and then move onto a new angst y problem these chillins have
Ethan November 18, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.
Then it turns out that Sandy is actually a nympho and wants to screw Mike.
Zilla November 18, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
I am very much looking forward to Sandy visiting.
Nigh_Towl November 18, 2011, 12:59 AM EST.
@Strider yeah, and now I can imagine I the mikexlucy fans and the mikexsandy fans as the guys from battle creek
But in the words of simmons “yeah but I really want to blow the **** out of that place” I need to go over kill. My nerdyness demands it
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.
Believe me, I am contemplating it. I know Tashi is writing Mike this way in this page to express that he dosen’t want to hurt Lucy anymore. He’s trying to keep to himself because of how sensitive she is. Regardless, I just think it’s gone on for too long, and I am really tempted to just stop reading. I know it will make no impact on the comic whatsoever (when I worked as a cashier, people would threaten me all the time, telling me I just “lost their buisness”. I honestly didn’t care less, as it did not effect my job in the least.) This story is just losing a lot of it’s luster for me.
Stripes November 18, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.
Well who didnt see that coming? I bet she’ll cancel at the last minute
2Cents November 18, 2011, 1:03 AM EST.
lmao, oh god that would be awesome.
i could just picture all the mXs/MxL fanboys/girls screaming “charge” in a helium pitched voice.
strider November 18, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
so sandys coming right?
OR IS SHE MUAHAHA
her flight will be delayed by **** ton of snow
and the day she comes will be the PREMIER OF LUCY AND MIKES PLAY.
the play will def have some miseltoe action going on. so as sue’s well manipulated plan comes into motion EVERYTHING IS RUINED BY SANDY
she will walk in the door as (in the play of course)
lucy kisses mike AGAINST HIS WILL.
so either sandy will turn out to be a pompous bitch and hop back on her private jet,
thus letting mike pin the blame on lucy, makin her sad, so she’ll go to paulo and thatll cause drama with jazzie
when mike catches up to sandy mike will explain to her that he hates lucy now
BUT LUCY FOLLOWED HIM TO APOLOGIZE AND OVERHEARD.
Amazing Ups November 18, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.
“Sarge, a shotgun to the face does not cure subordination” -Grif
Mike - ignorance is bliss, but does not work in the long run, and you are just asking for life to sh*t on you in the future.
The Swimmer November 18, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.
@Strider that would be nice, time to bring out the popcorn and watch
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.
We all saw this coming. Lucy, be strong.
Let’s see how this’ll play out.
@Charmdra: Yes, please pass the popcorn.
Harris012 November 18, 2011, 1:06 AM EST.
Holy crap, this just made my day! Been a while since I’ve read the comic, I like the changes in the style. I can’t wait for next week in the BCB world!
KillerCobraZ117 November 18, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.
Was that so hard, Mike? Sheesh!
Sarge November 18, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
Aw I thought she died…
LikexMucy November 18, 2011, 1:11 AM EST.
@ the swimmer
sarge- hey does this shotgun barrel look clogged to you
church- sarge, i’m not gonna look down your shotgun
sarge- how about these rocket barrels!
sorry i couldn’t resist
strider November 18, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.
ah, maik-eshul, no wonder you want her to go. You don’t want to hurt her feelings. but still I HATE YA MAIK-ESHUL!!!! YOU JERKITTY JERK JERK
Lucas still mad November 18, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.
I ****ING CALLED IT.
FireflyFuneral November 18, 2011, 1:13 AM EST.
Woah, he’s just doing the same thing as he did years ago. He simple pushes Lucy away as soon as Sandy gets close, no wonder she gets so freaked out.
TehLulzinator November 18, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
And Mike ends up going on an adventure for the duration of her visit.
Binky November 18, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
OMG OMG OMG I’M SO EXCITED! Finally Sandy and Mike will see each other!! So much drama coming!!
Effie November 18, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.
See people, he was just trying to save Lucy some FLIPPIN’ angst because he knew she would. He doesn’t seem to much like a jerk. He’s a jerk but he was a jerk out of good intentions in this case. BESIDES why SHOULD Mike tell Lucy anything about his relationship with Sandy? Like he said it’s REALLY not her business. Whatever the text said would’ve made Lucy ANGST anyway. Plus it’s just privacy. Look at her PRY into his privacy. She’s kind of being like that person who told you they loved you and rejected you and still persues you even though you clearly rejected them and they pry into everything involving you and other love interest and such. OH WAIT She is. It’s not that Mike thinks Sandy is so holy he can’t share texts from her with other people it’s just that he knew it would be bad news bear for Lucy and she’d angst about it. I’m sure if it was anyone esle he’s still be smiling cheek to cheek and being all excited all jumping out and down saying “Sandy’s coming! Sandy’s coming!” It’s just that in this situtaion Lucy was around when he got the text, and like in the last paged he looked over at her and knew that this kind of news wouldn’t sit well with her and so telling her to leave. I bet Lucy wished she just left now instead of prying into his business with Sandy. I’m sure she would’ve heard it from someone esle assuming he tells the gang which he probably would. Okay but seriously I don’t mean to be mean to Lucy but someone has too. I understand her situtation but really this is just sad. She says she wants to know because that’s what friends do but when he does she can’t even be happy for him even though she knew that news pretty much made him the happiest person on the world. Don’t you hate it when that happen you’re just flippin over in joy in this corner and then that ONE person has to be all like “Oh.” and they kind of SUCK all the energy out of you and it’s like damn…they just killed you mood. Which is why I think Mike said “Don’t ruin this for me.” He didn’t want her making him feel bad that Sandy’s coming over. Like WHY should he feel bad? He just wants to be happy, like damn his girlfriend is coming after such a long time he should be like bouncing off that bed and touching the ceiling. But he has the courtsey to not because then Lucy would’ve probably be a million times more angsty if she saw that and found out the reason was Sandy coming over. Mike doesn’t want to show his excitement around Lucy because he knows she’ll be all “Oh…” and just ruin the mood for him. And probably ultimately making him feel bad, and he doesn’t want to deal with that anymore. Because he just can’t be happy there this whole thing that comes with it when it comes to Lucy. And even if Lucy is all “Well..I hope you enjoy your time with her.” and leave he’ll still feel like **** and Lucy pretty much ruined his mood and making him feel bad about something he’s doing and someone he’s seeing he really loves. So I accept the way he’s a jerk. I’m not justifying his being a jerk well expect in this case because it’s obvious he told her to leave because he knew she’d be sad about the text/news. But the other times he was a jerk is totally understandable and acceptable. Not saying it’s a good thing he’s being a jerk but come one. Years of insults not by just the girl you kinda had a crush on but like EVERYBODY. Like EVERYONE insults and ridicules him…for years. You probably would’ve thought Sandy was ****ing amazing too. Since she’s like the ONLY person that’s nice to you. You’d hang onto her too and endure a long distance relationship with her. The thing is he was fine with it at first, letting her wins races and such and then just taking her insults like “Aaahhh yeah I know I lostt darrrnnn it.” but then it stacked up. Not only her was insulting him, his friends start insulting him too. And he just eventually broke and was like “You know what? Screw this **** man.” I can see where his mindset of her being a chore comes from. He always have to look out for her, not like a friend, but more like a babysitter. Being a punchingbag for her both physically and mentally. And then being ridiculed by Paulo along the way too helps add to the fire. I don’t think he’s being a jerk, just to be a jerk, or to get back at her, but simply because he’s fed up. He simply doesn’t wanna be around her anymore. Which I find to be completely understandable. All of you be hypocrites if you hadn’t been in a situtation where you gave and gave to someone but they never gave back. I understand Lucy is socially awkward, but honestly it’s been YEARS and YEARS since they were little kids and she’s STILL not over it even with getting other friends like Daisy, Paulo, and etc. Like girl…you could of matured, and overcome everything LONG time ago. Plus Lucy isn’t really the type to respect your privacy or space. Mike could politely ask her to go home, or to leave him alone, or to stop ridiculing him but Lucy would just continues to do just what he asked her to stop to do anyway. I mean Mike was happy, does she REALLY have to know? She could of just been like Mike’s happy, leave him alone with whatever made him happy and just leave it like that. Would it progress in their friendship probably not, but it won’t worsen it that’s for sure. Besides that could even lead to Mike being more comfortable around Lucy and eventually leading to them being friends again maybe ot atleast be a start. The way Lucy is shocked about Sandy’s visiting is odd. Like it was going to happen eventually, it kind of seems like Lucy hasn’t really come to realize that Mike and Sandy are serious, and they’re ACTUALLY dating. It sucks when someone you use to be good friends with (and they still want to be good friends with you) can’t be happy for you. Mike is pushing her away and Lucy give him more reasons to push her away. They’re like pushing each other away. Mike just because he simply is, and Lucy by not handling the situtation right.
Discord November 18, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.
@ Amazing ups
This must happen.
Dragnite November 18, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.
Oh dang was that me? Oh cheezus i’m sorry guys
Discord November 18, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
Mike is having his period again. It’s all Sandy’s fault that he’s on his period again after a few hours of non-PMSing, old-school Mike returned.
Midi November 18, 2011, 1:17 AM EST.
@discord wow that’s, um, quite a rant.
strider November 18, 2011, 1:18 AM EST.
Man, it’s hard to read these character’s true intentions. Yeah, Mike and Sandy are dating. Sandy coming to visit is unprecedented, but not unexpected. All the rage in this page seems melodramatic.
“Oh noes Mike! Sandy’s coming here? This is madness!”
“Madness? … THIS IS SPARTA!!”
Spectre39 November 18, 2011, 1:18 AM EST.
@The Swimmer, ikr? what the sh**!
Sarge November 18, 2011, 1:18 AM EST.
My heart hurt for her.
Lunacy November 18, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
Someone friggin alt dialogue this ish. It’d prolly be hillllaaaaaarious.
Aspear November 18, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.
mike you…argH! aj…
mike tu..argh! deberas que ARGH!…pobre lucy…no soporto verl asi
ojala y sandy no llege la semana que viene!
Jonny_M November 18, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
@spectre39 Sparta? You can’t have Sparta without spartans. But master chief is stranded in space. . . So hear is freelancer Texas, oh god run!
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
Mike: GET OUT NOW BECAUSE IF YOU STAY ANY LONGER SHE MAY SMELL YOU IN A WEEK.
Rideps1 November 18, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
And why would it matter that she is coming over?
Lucy will think and Lucy, by her reaction, does think that Mike is removing her because she was just a replacement for Sandy in the first place.
I believe that Mike is telling her to leave because he thinks can’t be close to Lucy. The only two reasons why he would think he could not be close to Lucy are because he has a misconception about females as friends being the same thing as an affair or because he likes Lucy and the only thing that he tolerates her presence for is the slight chance that she likes him back and she doesn’t “just need him” so it almost IS an affair.
And he hasn’t stopped being friends with any other females so that only leaves one option. He clearly missed her. Just look at the last few pages or the beginning of a unrequited. He immediately started missing her and will keep doing so while making things hard for everyone including himself and fealing incredably guilty, conflicted, and sad unless he is on the phone.
bla November 18, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.
I would like to say I saw this coming but really I thought Sandy was never going to actually visit. But yeah it will be good to see some character development from Sandy and perhaps Mike as well, there is a big difference between long distance communication and not-so-lomg distance so it should be worth reading.
(nameless) November 18, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.
OOOh yeah Sh*t just got real
Lelah Hearts November 18, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.
I can see this going a million ways positively for both of them, and like a handful of ways this could escalate into something much worse. Funny I’m positive in the latter with these two.
Tychon23 November 18, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
@charmdra, dear god not tex (someone hide grif)….wait tex is still trapped in the pod, so what do we have wash?
strider November 18, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
I love this web series the drama leaves me craving for more, and rvb references fit in so well
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
Yumikarp November 18, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.
they both just put there rage faces on
cutefur14 November 18, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.
… and boom goes the dynamite.
Mikanada November 18, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.
@Strider perhaps agent Maine or “Meta” is still alive, you saw the amount of damage he can take. Maybe even Carolina, if you don’t get it, then watch the last episode of season 9
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.
@charmdra *shivers* oh yeah… the meta. oh man that would be overkill, he’s like friggin’ nemesis in RE3
and i’m still playing catchup on 9, maybe i’ll be done by this weekend. (provided i get my research paper done)
strider November 18, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.
*Gasp* that means there’s a chance mike will get a little “peace on earth” around the holidays….
Desterga November 18, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.
I feel sad for lucy. She was only trying to get him back.
Blue November 18, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.
“Do you REALLY wanna know?”
That’s what he said.
You know why he said that? He said that because he knew that telling her would cause her pain. He knew that because he knows Lucy. He knows that she will just get hurt and he wanted to avoid it. He was happy a page ago and then suddenly, he realised that he couldn’t shair his happyness with his BEST FREIND because he knew danm well that he could either have sandy or Lucy because he knew danm well that he liked them both and he liked them back. Sandy is just the one who he never caught lieing or hurting him.
Though, if he was truly great, his next line would be “and now we both get to feal like crap. You might as well stay at this point.”
bla November 18, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.
YAY SANDY’S COMING
Yayayayaya good plot twist taeshi tbh I never saw this coming
momoa November 18, 2011, 1:43 AM EST.
However, sandyXmike is starting to grow on me.
Redneck November 18, 2011, 1:45 AM EST.
Sandy coming to the city? That means…
TANGA! MUD! CATFIGHT!!!
Volgrand November 18, 2011, 1:46 AM EST.
“Sandy’s coming over next week. GTFO!”
What kind of behavior is that?
MationMac November 18, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.
I love Lucy’s pose in the first panel, attitude! x)
omg, an epic catfight soon? O_O
Fangirl November 18, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.
Haha! I guessed correctly!
It’s nice to see Sandy coming to visit, I really want to see her interact with everyone else… I wonder how they’ll all treat her upon first sight… Will they act bitter towards her, or act kind?
I guess I won’t know until she comes along.
SplatterWolf November 18, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.
haha taeshi… beautiful comment. haha for a second i thought Lucy was strangling mike…. LOL. cant wait to come back from the mountains in two weeks to readd the plentiful and delicious updates!
lemme sleep plz November 18, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.
Spoiler: Sandy ditches Mike over Lucy. Sandy and Lucy proceed to make out and so Mike does the same with Paulo.
This is the most dramatic thing in BCB to me. I can’t wait to know Sandy better, I hardly know anything about her!! Yay
momoa November 18, 2011, 1:51 AM EST.
Looking at the last page, I can now see sadness in his eyes before he got angry…. Interesting….
Vincent November 18, 2011, 1:52 AM EST.
nice…….. and the bomb is dropped
kikimmicoa November 18, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
Delta was right, memory is the key. We need to remind him of what he said a long time ago. The mike that was dating sandy but said he wouldn’t let a person ruin Lucy.
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
Half of me is jumping up and down happy that Sandy’s coming to visit so Mike can finally see her
The other half is feeling bad for Lucy. :C
Flara November 18, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
@momoa bitter sweet candy bowl! now with 20% more furry yuri/yaoi action! lmao
strider November 18, 2011, 1:55 AM EST.
@charmdra, HOLY ****, that was awesome and it really fits. (in hindsight maybe i shoulda just edited my other comment, whoops sorry guys)
strider November 18, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
@flara that must look weird
Takun November 18, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.
@Strider let’s start a campaign. Freelancers you have your orders, get what was left of delta in Mike’s head. That should give him a memory flash. Or at least give him a better memory so his grades would improve
Like I said before, rvb references just fit so well. Now comes the agonizing wait for the next comic
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.
@charmdra wouldn’t we be looking for epsilon, he was alpha’s memories. delta was alpha’s logic, and omega was his rage.
sorry i had a nerd overload, that’s enough from me for the night, lol.
strider November 18, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.
@Charmdra So should we also try to get Omega out of Lucy’s head?
Dragonuv3 November 18, 2011, 2:07 AM EST.
well this is a nice change. Sandy finally gets some character development! Still mike needs to think of better ways to relate to lucy… Sure he doesn’t want to spend as much time with her because he wants to keep himself honest/ not get any weird ideas/ give lucy any weird ideas… But he could just draw the line and tell her these things instead of being a massive ***** to everyone.
This should also mean that he’ll be nicer to everyone else apart from lucy. I.e. What haley said about him having a stick up his ***.
Delta November 18, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.
I hope Sandy and Lucy get along. I mean, wouldn’t that be great? Lucy would have a friend that made her feel loved (let’s face it, Sandy seems really nice), and Sandy would have someone to make her feel like a normal girl with a normal life. Then they could both say ‘Screw you, Mike’, and everything would be beautiful.
KiwiKoala November 18, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.
@Strider, you’re right, I wasn’t recheaking my facts
@dragonuv3 no, omega left Lucy during the trip to the alcapocos, who could resist staying their. Why else do you think Lucy got more emotional?
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.
@charmdra, so where is omega? (i suspect abbey)
strider November 18, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.
I don’t think Sandy is going to make it. He’s going to get all amped up for her visit and do nothing but talk about it meanwhile Lucy is going to go through a slew of emotions. Then when she doesn’t show up who’s shoulder is he going to cry on? Just my thoughts on it.
As for the strip I love it and the second to the last panel with just Lucy eye… wonderful. I can’t wait to see more!
Dellivis November 18, 2011, 2:12 AM EST.
@strider if he was in there, Abbey would be in federal jail by now
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 2:13 AM EST.
i swear i’m going to sleep sometime tonight
@charmdra, true, but think about it, prone to anger, dictatorish. sound familiar.
strider November 18, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.
i swear i’m going to sleep sometime tonight (soorry, the dumb content filter made me double post)
@charmdra, true, but think about it, prone to anger, dictatorish. sound familiar.
strider November 18, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.
@Strider remains? I still don’t think so. Daisy would have broken up with him if omega was still fully inside his head
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 2:18 AM EST.
I like the pregnant idea better lol. Jesus kitten, his beard will be epic.
powderedtoastman November 18, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.
[Le gasped] Wow, I had a feeling this was going to happen but wow….Lucy, you did not see that coming now did ya? Oooo…Sandy visting…how will this turn out to be~ Oh ho~
Aoriki November 18, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.
@charmdra i guess so, maybe he jumped again after the trip. wait was abbey even on that trip?
strider November 18, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.
I knew it B)
V November 18, 2011, 2:26 AM EST.
BUT HOW ARE WE GOING TO FINISH THE ASSIGNMENT IF I GO AWAY
Tacsi November 18, 2011, 2:28 AM EST.
And now the Sandy x Lucy story may begin.
‘Sgonna be a good winter.
CharmingRice November 18, 2011, 2:36 AM EST.
I understand your rant, but you forget Daisy was always nice to Mike as well but it didn’t stop him from being a jerk to her on the night that they went out on a date. Personally I think Mike is acting the way he is because he is insecure in his relationship with Sandy. And when Mike is insecure he reacts by being a jerk face. If he was totally confident in his relationship with Sandy he would realize that he could still be friends with Lucy and still be close to her without having to be on the defensive all the time. Yes Lucy is clingy, and over dramatic however for years Mike let her be that way being her ONLY emotions crutch and then suddenly just cuts her off cold turkey when he no longer needs someone to depend on him. If you notice he did the same thing with Daisy. He was all sweet and supportive of her until Abby came along and now he barely speaks to her as well. That’s why I believe he reacted the way he did when Sir. Noodles was assigning the partners because in his subconscious mind he realized that he like the idea of Lucy having to depend on him and it confused him and mad him insecure and that insecurity turned to rage at himself for feeling that way thus him exploding like “fine i know you’re going to pair me with her so just do it already” sealing his fate to be paired with her. That’s also the reason why he can’t stand seeing her depending on someone else because in his mind that should be him no matter who “him” is.
Luna November 18, 2011, 2:37 AM EST.
I still think shes pregnant…
Shaso_snapple November 18, 2011, 2:37 AM EST.
I have to ask. Where did people get the notion that this chapter was about depression? Can I get a cited source?
Hubris November 18, 2011, 2:40 AM EST.
Ok im predicting a cat fight between Lucy and Sandy!!
Chelis November 18, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.
Heehahaha! Delicious developments. It’s time to learn, everyone! I’m looking forward to it. Maybe Daisy will say a few words as well. This is going to be delightful.
Hoheh , who is looking forward to this. The Sandy haters, are they right? Who knows? Who cares? Not this one. This will be fun!
Hoheh November 18, 2011, 2:44 AM EST.
I saw this coming and i know why mike told her to leave. mike knew how much they were getting along and he knew how he was treating her in the long run hence 4 pages ago when lucy went to go get he drinks and shows how mike look sad. he was thinking over how he treated her. but when he learned about sandy coming over he was happy cause he will finally see her again, but at the same time he is trying to protect her by telling her to leave. I personally believe that the nice blue scarf mike was coming through again to protect his closest friend.
Big_D November 18, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.
Ahhh, see I thought Sandy was transferring/moving house to a place closer to Mike.
Charlotte November 18, 2011, 2:54 AM EST.
Geezus, Mike, lay off on the anger, yeah? Insecurities are insecurities, but you don’t need to be taking it out on other people.
nanxi November 18, 2011, 2:54 AM EST.
She is pregnant! She just needs to tell Mike in person.
Sonata November 18, 2011, 2:55 AM EST.
Nice things end fast.
Tika November 18, 2011, 2:59 AM EST.
I think a LOT of us saw this coming! Yay, we finally get to meet Sandy! (No sarcasm) I wonder why Mike is so ****** off.
Purpledede November 18, 2011, 3:00 AM EST.
Maybe she found a better guy in whatever city she lives in and would rather break it in person than over the phone? (Phone/Text break-ups are so lame..)
I knew Sandy had good news! I think..
I don’t know why Mike is so all <3 about Sandy.
I mean if you look at Sandy, she’s just Lucy with dark eyes and black hair and less of a bitch. lol!
She’s the nice version of Lucy! I kind of feel bad for Lucy..
Everyone’s with someone and what not and she’s all alone.. I mean yeah she has her friends but it’s not really the same
Nara November 18, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.
Puerto November 18, 2011, 3:04 AM EST.
skmojo November 18, 2011, 3:05 AM EST.
im confused.. WHY is MIke mad?
Mr. Morningstar November 18, 2011, 3:09 AM EST.
Come on Lucy just shake it off!
RayleneQuinn November 18, 2011, 3:10 AM EST.
IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW! Mike still likes Lucy and so he’s angry with himself for it. He knows he shouldn’t be into her because he’s going out with Sandy.
HERPA DERPA HOW DID I NOT CATCH THAT?
StarSturdy November 18, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
… really he’s still an *** like lucy would try to mess it up she’s not like that
SmokeSkid November 18, 2011, 3:25 AM EST.
Gaaaah, damnit, Mike, didja really need to communicate it in THAT sense?!
Although, it does back up the reason as to why he was being a dick in the first place.
This is a situation I’ve seen before too, and when it snowballs to something like this, you KNOW the next bit isn’t gonna be pretty. Drama, gotta love it *facepalm*
Chocothunda November 18, 2011, 3:27 AM EST.
SANDY HAS TO RUIN EVERYTHING!!!!
Sorry guys, but she’s officially my least fav character
Kyuuu November 18, 2011, 3:28 AM EST.
It will hurt, but give it a try! Grow to like it. Live this one lie! Sandy’s coming, so hug Mike with glee. No matter what, soon here shall she be. Put a smile on and face this new task. Who knows? You might just become the mask.
Hoheh November 18, 2011, 3:33 AM EST.
I hope when Sandy comes Mike will think she’s acting different and rejects her, and goes to Lucy. FINGERS CROSSED
MikexLucyfan November 18, 2011, 3:42 AM EST.
FINALLY SANDY’s COMING
Reimer November 18, 2011, 3:43 AM EST.
SANDY why do you have to come and ruin everything!?!?!? gaaah.
pearlcrox November 18, 2011, 3:45 AM EST.
)’: DAMN IT DAMN IT DAMN IT!!!!
Leen619 November 18, 2011, 3:52 AM EST.
I love how people are angsting over Sandy coming, when Sandy coming to town was an essential plot element of the strip, and has been so ever since the character was introduced. Its been a long time coming.
Of course, its also possible that Sandy is not going to show up for whatever reason (read: her parents), thus causing all the more angst. But I doubt it. She has to show up to upset the status quo.
How else would Mike end up with Daisy?
Titanium Dragon November 18, 2011, 4:00 AM EST.
Ew. Juuuuust, ew.
eccentrik November 18, 2011, 4:04 AM EST.
I knew it. I knew Mike, in his *******-ish way, was looking out for Lucy. He knows everything good with Sandy tears Lucy up, so he tries to get her away from it the only way he knows how: by being an *******. Really, that’s the best news for Lucy yet. He still cares about her enough to be seen as a total jerk by the rest of his friends to protect her, instead of just being himself and making her deal with it on her own.
Jack November 18, 2011, 4:10 AM EST.
SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY SANDY
Yay, Taeshi-san, you just made my day!
I just wonder if you have in your tricky mind to make that visit good or bad for the MikexSandy pairing… 0_0
Lyucs November 18, 2011, 4:24 AM EST.
Damn you Mike….
This is probably the only time I’ve felt empathy to a hypothetical white cat named Lucy.
Nice work Taeshi. It worked.
Wr3h November 18, 2011, 4:40 AM EST.
YAAAAAAAAAY SANDY’S COMING!! FINALLY she can see how much of a jerkface her boyfriend is in person!
Oh wait, I’m supposed to be empathizing with Lucy and feel horror over Sandy’s imminant arrival. Uh…OK lets see…
Ahem. Oh woe. Sandy is coming. This will further tear apart our beloved duo. I can’t see this in any way coming back to bite Mike in his backstabbing butt. Poor Lucy is doomed to dispair.
*pssst Lucy, don’t get all mopy; just stand between Sandy and Mike when she first shows up, and Sandy will get a nice performance of Mike’s irritable PMS. She’ll dump him faster than you can say “HANDS OFF HE”S MINE!”, although why you want him at this point is beyond me….*
Shadai November 18, 2011, 5:01 AM EST.
MIKE SHOULDN’T HAVE GONE TO THE **** MOOD AGAIN HE SHOULD HAVE STAYED HAPPY WTF …
WHATEVER THEN I HATE SANDY ((only a bit so don’t Kill me )) srsly why did this have to happen i expected it but really… REALLY? .
Mike shouldn’t have gone like all bitchy and just went like SOOO ****** at lucy he could’ve AT LEAST not go all mean -wait- LOL WOW THAT WAS LONG AND WEIRD I WENT OFF TOPIC LOL
Bluey-chan November 18, 2011, 5:08 AM EST.
Hi all. Been reading BCB for quite some time and it’s the first comment i’ll post. I don’t know if anyone said this, but here are my thoughts.
I think it’s a much more complicated issue than just Mike wanting to not hurt Lucy. The previous page when they were coming in and Mikes sister(?) said Lucy could help with the stick up his butt means he’s been moody not only to Lucy. Result - something is wrong between Sandy and Mike .
The line “Don’t ruin this for me” in this page suggests that Mike puts a lot of hope in this meeting for some reason. He didn’t want Lucy to know about the visit. He doesn’t care about Lucy, thinking she’s in the way of their relationship. Maybe Sandy wants them to get together, because she can’t be with Mike so close, but Lucy can? This could be the reason why Mike is so *coughs*, thinking it’s all Lucys fault. If she didn’t tell him his feeling and he didn’t tell Sandy, she wouldn’t want to get them together and Mike wouldn’t be so moody.
It did start when she told him his feelings…
Ranadiel November 18, 2011, 5:13 AM EST.
In my mind, last panel goes from right to left…win
Cas November 18, 2011, 5:38 AM EST.
Oooohh myyy goooood!! Yeah, saw this coming. But dammit it if it wasnt suspenseful!
DeValt & Whittaker November 18, 2011, 6:11 AM EST.
Cas: I know Me too I was like “Whoa there Lucy, no need to commit murder” that look in here eye there makes it really hard to imagine her taking this news like a sane rational non psychotic being. I’m thinking though, that sandy Might still dump his *** but in person, honestly the whole young model thing always rubs me the wrong way like this toddlers in tiaras nonsense here in America. It just seems wrong and seriously creepy to me, like a nats hair away from pedophilia creepy
Eruadan November 18, 2011, 6:15 AM EST.
REALLY REALLY BIGUSERNAME November 18, 2011, 6:21 AM EST.
People thought Sandy was preggers?
Just wow, this is why I stopped reading comments. xD
Missme November 18, 2011, 6:26 AM EST.
i was hoping she dumped him. Well I guess we can’t all get what we want.
Kindle_kat November 18, 2011, 6:26 AM EST.
**** candy is ccccoming tthis wwweek eeend waqht the blode **** is going on fere i am so mad
MEGAMAN64 November 18, 2011, 6:29 AM EST.
SANDY’S PRE oh wait
Me November 18, 2011, 6:35 AM EST.
i’d just like to say this CALLED IT! and all you folks who thought she was pregnant…you are idiots, and people call ME retarded.
LT_amazil November 18, 2011, 6:42 AM EST.
I saw this coming after hearing rumors about how dramatic this chapter was going to be.
But I’m willing to guess it won’t be just “Mike and Sandy kissy kissy Lucy watching cry cry” for the whole chapter. There’s got to be a point to it other than Mike and Sandy being even lovier than usual.
Sandy might see how dramatic Mike is about his hatred toward Lucy and reprimand him for it. Knowing the comic, I doubt she would dump him at this point, seeing as how a lot of people are hoping for that, and the comic rarely goes exactly where people hope it will (laugh). But I could see her admonishing him for being mean, because the Mike she remembers is nice to everyone.
If that doesn’t happen, or in addition to Sandy seeing the new Mike, Mike might also realize how much of a jerk he’s been. Another thing a majority is hoping for, even the non MikexLucy people who are tired of the two fighting, and as such something that may not be as likely. After he’s been so adamant about not liking Lucy and acting less nice to people in general, it would be difficult for him to see his own cruelty unless Sandy pointed it out, which I admit I would enjoy.
And the third possibility that I see as the most likely is Lucy watching them and seeing how happy they are, and maybe continuing her journey to make herself more mature and less violent. That I could definitely see happening, since Lucy has been growing a lot, especially in this chapter where her outbursts have been kept to a minimum.
Whatever the outcome, I won’t mind it so long as there’s plenty of drama!
Mattaki November 18, 2011, 6:45 AM EST.
wait if Sandy’s coming Over why did Mike look so freaked out in that other page?
That Guy right there. November 18, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.
I loved that last panel! The way the shadows works was a good artistic addition. I think there have been several other very small changes in style though. It only makes the comic look sharp and defined.
Tom November 18, 2011, 6:55 AM EST.
I am actually a bit excited because i really wanna see mike and sandy’s happy reunion.
Bunny November 18, 2011, 6:57 AM EST.
Wow Mike. I can understand why you want her to leave, but there’s no need to be a colossal knob-end about it.
Dayte November 18, 2011, 7:07 AM EST.
@strider lol i was just saying that last page that mike told her to leave so it wont be like when they were in the third grade when mike was like “Hey sandy wanna play tag?” and then sandy would say “OK Lucy wanna play too?” then Lucy says “OK” and mike and sandy only tag each other and Lucy is left out.
wow this is my longest comment
James November 18, 2011, 7:08 AM EST.
oh dear, oh dear, oh dear… this doesn’t look good for Lucy at all.
eek! she went too sileeenntt WHYMIKEWHYAREYOUSOSERIOUSANDJERKYLATELY!!?
Loona November 18, 2011, 7:13 AM EST.
Just like what I thought…
“In response of my previous comment.”
kernymi November 18, 2011, 7:14 AM EST.
Mike… just let Lucy hang out with you when Sandy is over
GaryD12 November 18, 2011, 7:32 AM EST.
Saw it comming… But wishful thinking for a breakup was nice while it lasted
Seraph Star November 18, 2011, 7:33 AM EST.
Well, there you go. I figured Sandy would be coming to visit. After all, December is the DRAMA chapter.
And then Lucy leaves without another word and she runs into Augustus or Paulo on the outside. Just callin’ it right now.
I hope Taeshi shows Christmas and New Year’s in the upcoming pages/chapters.
NintendoSegaSonyGuy November 18, 2011, 7:36 AM EST.
I totally saw this coming…
Honestly, I’d be blushing and crying too if my best friend that I haven’t seen since…forever was finally coming over after so long.
But think of what this is gonna do to Lucy n’ Mike…dear lord jesus help us all.
KeyAndEnter November 18, 2011, 7:38 AM EST.
I don’t see the big deal.
So what shes coming?
Everyone should have seen this coming months ago. Even Lucy.
Mike’s not single, everyone should know that by now?
Luftwaffel November 18, 2011, 7:38 AM EST.
Sandy will see what a dick he’s being and be like ‘nah’ so it’s fine.
Awe November 18, 2011, 7:40 AM EST.
I’m kind of confused as well. Like Luftwaffel said, it’s not a big surprise. Why is Lucy getting sad?
Anonymus November 18, 2011, 7:42 AM EST.
I knew this was going to happen.
Now we wait for fifty-five million pages to see Alejandro [Rapecat] beat the living snot out of them!!
I’m sorry..I’ll go now..
Lionist November 18, 2011, 7:43 AM EST.
Oh lawdy! The tension, the drama, the romance… I’m usually never into this kind of stuff but whatever, this stuff’s pretty awesome! Still though, if she really “cares” all that much for Mike, she’ll be happy for him. Nyeh, complicated cats. (and the occasional dog)
Senor Pena November 18, 2011, 7:47 AM EST.
Oh this was so coming. But we’ll finally see her with the others for once.
Grubey November 18, 2011, 7:52 AM EST.
Last time, Lucy got ignored. This time, who can say? Will things go better this time? Will they go worse? Read and find out. To they readers hissing and spitting about it, get over it. Your anger changes little, but your theorizing could change the page comment Monday.
@Taeshi: They thought Sandy was pregnant?! Where did that guess even come from? This could be quite an interesting little arc(?) for everyone. Can’t wait! Nice making Lucy look like she’s having a psychotic break at the news. Wonder if this will lead to any psycho Lucy fanfics.
Hoheh November 18, 2011, 7:54 AM EST.
Aha,! I knew it!
Kou November 18, 2011, 7:55 AM EST.
It was way obvious! I hope with Sandy’s return Lucy becomes more independent and matures, this way Mike can see how stupid he was for snubbing her.
kelistics November 18, 2011, 7:56 AM EST.
All hope iz lost…;_;
Shephard November 18, 2011, 8:02 AM EST.
I knew Sandy would ruin everything.
The Almighty Twitch November 18, 2011, 8:02 AM EST.
It’s his fault for dating her in the first place, dummy
Chazz November 18, 2011, 8:04 AM EST.
at least Lucy finally got some of the anger out. Sorta regretting what might happen, but looking forward to it.
asimplefangirl November 18, 2011, 8:13 AM EST.
DAMMIT MIKE.. YOU JUST RUINED LUCY IMMA KICK YOU IN DE *****************
LemonFilling November 18, 2011, 8:13 AM EST.
I’m just thinking how great it would be if Sandy somehow got a glimpse of Mike being bitter and mean to Lucy, just so she would know how emotionally unchecked her boyfriend is when it comes to his childhood friend.
Tickle Monster November 18, 2011, 8:15 AM EST.
Maybe when Sandy visits, Sue will remember where she saw her from, at least.
Milly November 18, 2011, 8:19 AM EST.
and now sandy will shuffle the deck even more
NekoGiotto November 18, 2011, 8:19 AM EST.
And then Sandy can see what an arse-rag you’re being and if she has ANY brains at all (doubtful) she’ll dump your sorry behind for being such a d-bag to your friends and family.
SJ November 18, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.
Ragna November 18, 2011, 8:24 AM EST.
They are both fools! Mike needs to chill the **** out. and Lucy needs to get the **** over him. PROBLEM SOLVED! I should be a comic book wirter!
Kit November 18, 2011, 8:26 AM EST.
Damn, and I DEFINITELY thought she was pregnant! Hahaha.
Mike, go swallow a quart of arsenic.
Lumi November 18, 2011, 8:27 AM EST.
Mike nothing in HELL can stop your b***htude and nothing on this earth will stop me from eating your soul. p.s. **** SANDY.
Rozon November 18, 2011, 8:30 AM EST.
She Visiting Next Week? Thats it? WHAT A DOUCHE BAG! ALL THAT DRAMA FOR NOTHING!
AnthonyDafox November 18, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.
Que Barry Manilow’s ‘I can’t smile without you’
Jack November 18, 2011, 8:32 AM EST.
@Kit No.. You shouldn’t. You can’t spell writer. Ok well i knew it was Sandy, and I knew she was coming over, and why do you do 1 page every 2 days?
tana November 18, 2011, 8:36 AM EST.
I think either Lucy will take this well and congratulate him or something, or she will be like “Oh… Okay I’ll leave now”.
Also, Sandy Claus is comiiiing~ to town!
Some Random Guy November 18, 2011, 8:38 AM EST.
I’d like Lucy to say “You got bent out of shape again because of THAT?” and give him a bop on the head or something for his incongruous behaviour, but I don’t know what’s going to happen. I can’t really tell anything immediately from the silhouettes at the end; Mike’s head seems to be hung down slightly while Lucy is upright… but I’m not a good read of body language anyway.
Still, Mike seriously needs to get a grip.
Blaze November 18, 2011, 8:39 AM EST.
@tana: Are you complaining about 3 pages a week in spite of many updating only once a week? Let us be thankful we receive so much content a week now. Taeshi and Suitcase do an awesome job on this comic and I for one applaud them on it. Saying it loud and proud. This is my favorite webcomic.
Hoheh November 18, 2011, 8:41 AM EST.
I love how 50% of commenters are like “I LOVE SANDY OH MY GOD I’M SO HAPPY”, and then I’m over here with the other 50%, cursing her terrible name to the skies of webcomic-ing. I… I don’t want Sandy. I’ve always hated her so much :c I hope it’ll be awkward when they see each other, I hope they break up, I hope… Lucy doesn’t go into depression.
Oh well… it was nice seeing a glimpse from the past for awhile. Now that’s gone… what’ll be next in the remaining 19 pages?
Clare November 18, 2011, 8:42 AM EST.
*sigh* just when life was looking good for our little Lucy…. this happens.
So much for a rekindled childhood friendship…
*prediction mode* Mike will be the only one greeting Sandy, she’ll see how much everybody hates him for being such a douche to everyone and problems for Maishul will ensue
Krystal McCloud November 18, 2011, 8:47 AM EST.
This is oh so bittersweet… *punch’d*
Fauxpas November 18, 2011, 8:48 AM EST.
Oh my, now I’m fully relieved, still I didn’t think she was pregnant. I thought something bad happened to her or she was breaking up with Mike over the phone or something.
Starkeyblade November 18, 2011, 8:51 AM EST.
Haha Lucy is hilarious in this wow and I wondered if mike had broke up with sandy!
Megaluigiman November 18, 2011, 8:54 AM EST.
Lucy and Mike are angry.
WOW SO UNXPCTD GUIZ1!1!11!
Mewkat November 18, 2011, 8:56 AM EST.
Why don’t they realize that a couple can have friends other than each other? If my boyfriend wants to chill with his friends, I’m cool with it, even if they are all girls.
Lunar November 18, 2011, 9:00 AM EST.
This just keeps getting worse and worse. ;n; (not the comic, heavens no! I meant the Sandy coming to town, Mike being a butt..ya know?)
What’s next? Them getting married??!
WhatisthisIdontEven November 18, 2011, 9:04 AM EST.
Fourth panel. Not necessary, Mike. Seriously? That’s so immature and pathetic. ‘Don’t ruin this for me’? SERIOUSLY? How can she ruin this for you? If anything, she could be ****ing happy for you at least. Yeah, I know, it’d be somewhat ‘put on’ or fake, but I think she would actually mean it. Because you’ve been a relatively huge ****ole lately, and like Lucy said, you haven’t been that ****ing happy in forever.
Stupid testosterone filled cat.
Krystique November 18, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.
SMS sex made Sandy pregnant :V
No, seriously. Why would people think that was the message’s content? This was the most obvious thing to happen plot-wise. Doesn’t play it down because we yet have to see how this escalates.
And I really can’t see why Mike is so distressed now. I get it that he wants to spend time with her GF. Perhaps he still suspects that Lucy will go jealous again and end ruining his special time.
Rusco Istar November 18, 2011, 9:13 AM EST.
And it’s time to go see Augustus again.
wolfdragonful November 18, 2011, 9:13 AM EST.
How long can she stay like that?
I don’t know!
Sandy’s a girl?!
Huh? November 18, 2011, 9:21 AM EST.
$5 on Augustus/Lucy peptalk scene on next page!
this did catch me off guard though. I was sure Sandy had just broken up with Mike. He could easily had played it off better. “Next week” is not, “OMG she’s pulling up to the drive way, GTFO Lucy. ” plus, if he’s so dead set on Sandy, he should feel safe with Lucy being there because he’s going to be gung-ho monogamous/faithful.
Eevee November 18, 2011, 9:22 AM EST.
YAY! A visit from Sandy! …She should probably hide from Lucy…
Xenos November 18, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.
i think, honestly, that sandy will deny the behaviour of mike.
this, because sandy knows mike as a okay guy wich has respect for his friends, unlike he’d hang out with lucy or not. now, he’s known as the ******* of highschool.
i really think this will happen. even though you can’t be sure 100%.
if this denial ends up in a fight, it can mean that will be the breakup or partly break up.
just thinking outloud people! don’t thnk too much of it
Somedambuilder November 18, 2011, 9:52 AM EST.
Poor Lucy! I know what it feels like— There’s this boy in my class, and he’s dating my friend. It’s no fair! Well, I hope that Mike comes to his senses.
Also, @Eevee— I agree. If mike is set on Sandy and has NO feelings for Lucy, he should feel safe with her there. Which begs the question…
Pickles the talking dog November 18, 2011, 9:55 AM EST.
Oh the drama
Scott Nishida November 18, 2011, 10:05 AM EST.
Sandy would be preg? How, *imaginary* phone sex?
Cass November 18, 2011, 10:07 AM EST.
… That’s it . She coming for a visit, a short period of time in which Sandy will be there and then not. Now it would of been more of a impact if she was staying. But whatever the cards are cast.
Nonashu November 18, 2011, 10:11 AM EST.
I personally feel like sandy visiting is going to be a bad thing for Mike. It’s been a long distance relationship for practically their whole life, and now they’re going to see the reality rather than distorted emotions from phone and letters. I can’t help but feel that Mike’s anger and frustration (which happened mostly right after Lucy’s confession) was because he saw something there and real, but was clinging to something phantom. I also think Mikes odd jealousy of Lucy lately is because he thought she ‘needed’ him and thus would always be his real backup. His jealousy is the fact she moved on. Basically he wanted the bird in the bush so he let go the one in the hand thinking it wouldn’t fly away.
Silverxphoenix November 18, 2011, 10:14 AM EST.
@Strider FINALLY SOMEONE GETS IT. It’s not that he /wants/ to be a douche to her it’s just that he doesn’t want to hurt Lucy more than he has already. If that means he has to come off like a douche, then he’s toughing it out and has to deal with it. They are best friends, but that /doesn’t/ mean they have to date each other no matter how well they know one another, but they /can/ protect each other even if it’s not so clear in the beginning. Plus dating your best friend is like dating your hoodie and who the heck wants to date their hoodie?(College Humour reference)
Insane Lioness November 18, 2011, 10:17 AM EST.
everybody said: “Sandy is breaking up with him” - lose
I said: “Sandy is gonna visit him” - win
just not 100% win because I said ‘next weekend’, and it’s actually ‘next week’.
Just read my comment 2 pages ago.
Lolllama November 18, 2011, 10:18 AM EST.
Hah, I knew it!
(but seriously Lucy, your reaction shoulda been less obvious)
Oh well, with time people learn how to act happy. Or not
spicybleachedhead November 18, 2011, 10:18 AM EST.
Ooo DRAMADRAMADRAMADRAMADRAMA I both love and hate this at the same time
Jon November 18, 2011, 10:23 AM EST.
really love the whole step back thing in the last 2 panels, really rams home what this is all about!
Alpharius November 18, 2011, 10:24 AM EST.
i’m losing interest in the relationships, i want to start seeing people die.
or atleast see some of my one thousand “ask BCB” questions get answered… i ask much more interesting things than “hey paulo, how do you feel about your dad dating?” or “hey jasmine, still a virgin?”.
so mike is being this way to protect lucy from feeling abandoned when he’s with sandy… by making her feel abandoned AND hated?
there’s that teenage logic that so many people love to use.
Thanatos November 18, 2011, 10:32 AM EST.
Pop a cap in his arse, Lucy!
Either that or take advantage and snitch on sandy about what Mike’s done.
That would be awesome…
I expect Mike to be like: “Oh Sandy! I simply cannot believe you are finally here…! I would like to confess that i luv you! Oh? That crying girl in the corner? That’s Lucy. I maimed her heart to pieces just for you!”
A Visitor November 18, 2011, 10:35 AM EST.
Although I said this was one of my accepted reasons for Mike completely forgoing his character growth…I still don’t know about this. I feel like it should have been something bigger for there to be a real pay off here, and have Mike still be a character people can relate and empathize with. However, it has become increasingly clear that, that is not the character Mike is anymore.
GiantWeebo November 18, 2011, 10:46 AM EST.
Oh my gosh, look at those rage blushies! xD YOU’RE SO ADORABLY ANGRY LUCY!
Lexi November 18, 2011, 10:49 AM EST.
aaaand thats where Sandy breaks up with him . J/k maybe not. Anyway, it looks like this was a smack in the face for Lucy.
Iris November 18, 2011, 10:49 AM EST.
I wonder if Taeshi has thought about introducing a gay relationship into BCB.
If so, might I suggest a Lucy-Sandy-Mike love triangle? 8D
Slick November 18, 2011, 10:50 AM EST.
I know this is a bit of a scene. But he has to ruin a good night for some one coming over NEXT week. Way to go Mike.
Zach November 18, 2011, 10:52 AM EST.
dint see this comming.
Kinda dissapointing why he acting like a a$$. god Mike you damn a$$h.0le (censored) w8 who said she was pregnant?
Pregnant seriously that sounds really really stupid.
OSU_Heavy November 18, 2011, 10:56 AM EST.
pregnant? how? i mean … comon sandy and mike had never time to “did” it .. you know … “it”
Foxy November 18, 2011, 11:07 AM EST.
i hope when sandy shows up she’s gotten fat (not really but it’d be funny). there was no need for him to be such a douche about it, he def could have told her in a nice way. Lucy, for all her faults, deserves better. Mike needs to grow up, if sandy saw this i doubt she’d appreciate it.
golfwang November 18, 2011, 11:17 AM EST.
Mike, stop it. I highly doubt anyone will see things your way, might as well stop acting like you have a stick shoved up your ***.
Frerard is REAL November 18, 2011, 11:19 AM EST.
Just kinda shocks why they find it so hard to find the “middle ground” ,with EVERY TIME they become friends its ether, they become too close or Sandy makes him do a back flip on Lucy …..
Engi November 18, 2011, 11:24 AM EST.
…well this can only end badly…
Bit-small November 18, 2011, 11:29 AM EST.
I’m surprised Lucy didn’t expect it.
jackkuro November 18, 2011, 11:38 AM EST.
I’m still waiting for Sandy’s trip to fall through and Mike to be depressed when he realizes he’s pushed away all his friends… again.
Ozimul November 18, 2011, 11:41 AM EST.
Finally! She’s going to visit so Mike can see she’s not that amazing as she sounds over the phone.
Zeori November 18, 2011, 11:45 AM EST.
If mike is enjoying this then I am going to give him a SHOTGUN TO THE FACE!
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 11:45 AM EST.
Honestly, I did kind of see this coming, more or less. Maybe not in exactly the way it happened, but it’s been leading up to this for a while, and the entire cast keeps doing this somersault sort of cycle: two characters get closer and closer, and then something comes between them. I’ve been reading this story since, I dunno, way back in Chapter 7, and I’ve actually… I dunno. I guess I’ve kind of come to hate Lucy, which isn’t because she’s not well-written, it’s because she is: it’s like knowing someone you watch make the same mistakes over and over again and you just want it to stop. Also I miss the old Mike, because maybe she broke his heart and he doesn’t love her, but he always seemed… nicer, I guess. Now he pretty much shoves everyone away because he’s happy with his girlfriend. I had kind of hoped that the friendship would be back between them, not so they could get together, but because I miss who they used to be, I guess. Now they are squabbling children and honestly, part of me wants to smack ‘em out of it. I am actually in love more with your supporting characters than the main ones, which happens, but I wish I could get back the love I had for Mike. Lucy was always too sassy for the likes of me, but I loved that she was true to herself and strong in her own way. Now she is a sad kitten and Mike’s a stand-offish jerk. And yet… Thank you. Thank you for developing your characters so I can somersault with them between hatred and love. You work wonders in my heart.
Wall of text?
Indigo November 18, 2011, 11:48 AM EST.
I knew it!
Little Lucy this is wrong,
Come back home where you belong.
Hinochi November 18, 2011, 11:53 AM EST.
Suzume November 18, 2011, 12:01 PM EST.
Ah how it would of been nice to have them just be buddies again…….but then the phone and now the yelling……..oh well
At least now we get to watch the fireworks fly, everyone get out your popcorn and soda….This is gonna be good~
Juria November 18, 2011, 12:04 PM EST.
oh god i cant wait to see sandy seeing how mike behaved like a big jerk to his friends and family
no one special eue November 18, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.
Saw this coming…Lucy has to prepare a grand-finale for next chapter. Let’s see how this chapter ends with Sandy coming back.
Cal-Lightwood November 18, 2011, 12:14 PM EST.
I’m suspecting that Sandy will notice the tension between Mike & his family and Mike & his ‘friends’ when she is there, ask what happened, and quite possibly spend the entire time trying to help repair the relationships, especially with Lucy, who is the most upset and the one he is acting most horrible to from what we’ve seen.
Moogle November 18, 2011, 12:19 PM EST.
Now all we need is Plaulo to burst through the window and beat the **** out of Mike for being a dick to lucy.
Vixen November 18, 2011, 12:25 PM EST.
please PLEASE PLEEASE let her get brutally killed infront of mike we need it we NEED IT for there must become lucy X paulo
Owen November 18, 2011, 12:26 PM EST.
I can feel your pain, Lucy.
Sam November 18, 2011, 12:33 PM EST.
Totally saw that one coming.
KitKatMuffin November 18, 2011, 12:38 PM EST.
I don’t think that visit will happen honestly but there have been greater surprises.
dimes should have stores November 18, 2011, 12:39 PM EST.
so… he was pushing her away for her own good or something?
ChewySmokey November 18, 2011, 12:40 PM EST.
Personally I thought she was telling him she wanted to screw him… But I suppose visiting is the same.
badoolia November 18, 2011, 12:40 PM EST.
So, was Mike being an *** because he didn’t want this to hurt Lucy? Is it possible he still cares?!? I still want Sandy to tell him to be nicer to Lucy
tHe PuRpLe ShAdOw November 18, 2011, 12:48 PM EST.
Also, noting the plot… Is it odd that I was in a situation like this once?
I honestly hope Mike gets his crap together. Even if Lucy and him do or don’t wind up getting together, he needs to learn that he can’t just keep being an ******* to try to ‘protect’ Lucy. She loves him, and so what he’s doing is traumatizing her a little bit and that’s not fair. Someone needs to tell him what happened in the river or something. Seriously. He needs a good metaphorical punch to the groin, too. Poor Lucy. But she should back off a littleways and let him have his relationship and be a supportive friend. I do think she’s trying, but she shouldn’t take everything so personally…. *ramble…*
badoolia November 18, 2011, 12:48 PM EST.
Listen to No Doubt’s “Don’t speak” it suits the situation between these two perfectly…
V November 18, 2011, 12:50 PM EST.
The [s][h][i][t] just hit the fan, well I haven’t commented since like 20 pages ago so yeah, this i’ll be good.
BlackStealth08 November 18, 2011, 12:58 PM EST.
I guessed it right, SANDY IS COMING! YES FINALLY, AFTER HER CAMEO MANY CHAPTERS BEFORE IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED. I love you Taeshi, thank you for giving us this great bounty. Can’t wait till Sandy comes, or not if she suddenly has a modeling job, or Paulo does something stupid.
CTS4Kouhei November 18, 2011, 1:00 PM EST.
See what you did, Sandy? I hope you’re happy.
Ziggy November 18, 2011, 1:17 PM EST.
no mike, don’t do it… don’t be a jerk…
Bioniclema90 November 18, 2011, 1:32 PM EST.
oh my ___ing goooooood
SolemnRain November 18, 2011, 1:49 PM EST.
NO NO NO THIS RUINS EVERYTHING!
steve November 18, 2011, 1:53 PM EST.
And now we see the depth of Mike’s intelligence. He was doing pretty well there, though not enough… well, brains. He could have just said ‘Oh, sandy is coming over… so uh, wanna keep playing?’. OH WELL MAYBE NEXT TIME.
QuakeIV November 18, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.
Maybe sandy will patch up mikes total jerkiness lol just hoping cause in all sandy never had a problem with Lucy that i can recall of it was Lucy that had a problem with mike having so much favor to her. well im hoping mike will stop and Lucy will be a friend again ^_^ (probably being a child just wishing for peace lol )
47 November 18, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.
God dammit, Mike… is this really worth getting upset over?
Guy needs to get his priorities in line.
Phew November 18, 2011, 2:08 PM EST.
Here’s a part that is easy to explain
Lucy sees Mike and Sandy kiss or sex or sum **** like that, then she attempted commits suicide, but then, Paulo steps in and say “Stop! Lucy! You can’t do this!” or sum other **** like that, then Lucy says “Watch me” or another **** like that, then Paulo has a tear, and says, “Your too beautiful to die!” or sum random **** like that, then Lucy says “I don’t give a **** for my beuty, I’ll only give a **** for Mike” then Lucy does it but then Mike appeared out of nowhere and said “Would you really give a **** for me?” then Lucy says yes and the rest is… well, just a load more of ****
-Please tell me if it was a ****** explanation
P.S: Have you counted how many times I said ****?
Blast_The_Hedghog November 18, 2011, 2:12 PM EST.
Sandy is coming home in GREASE LIGHTNING!!!
White Shy Guy November 18, 2011, 2:12 PM EST.
oh god. i recognize this situation.
meleeman November 18, 2011, 2:19 PM EST.
All this fight because Sandy is coming?
C’mon, this is nonsense.
Jack Silvermoon November 18, 2011, 2:22 PM EST.
wow they got really loud there, i wonder if to add more awkwerdness to the already awkward moment one of mike’s family members comes in… also: NO TAESHI WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!? when everyone finally starts liking mike again you make him get all screamy n’ crap so now everyone hates him again… -_- drama… GREAT COMIC!!! and now we must painfully wait for monday yet again… cliffhangers… epicness…
CheeseCoatedChopper November 18, 2011, 2:33 PM EST.
Lucy… Let me hold you.
Ashe November 18, 2011, 2:36 PM EST.
Then mike and sandy had sex, and got aids. The health teacher warned them.
Lion November 18, 2011, 2:37 PM EST.
I honestly did not think this option was where this was headed. Considering Mike’s face when he read the text I was almost sure Sandy had dumped him or had some other horrible news. But I guess this is where we learn who the “real” Mike is. Because since reading along I’ve seen a definite shift in his character
The other Mike November 18, 2011, 2:44 PM EST.
Oh man. Honestly it makes sense that Mike would ask her to leave when I think about it. He’s definately aware of how awkward or tense things could get with Lucy around during this time. For some reason I feel like Sandy will end up being the evil member of some gang trying to off Mike’s friends so only she can have him… But that’s crazy talk… OR IS IT?
Mills November 18, 2011, 2:48 PM EST.
Lol it seems mike still doesn’t know how to handle the situation in a better way. Oh well, douchebaggery rising watch out Mike, the fans will come and kill you.
Vulpinewolf November 18, 2011, 2:49 PM EST.
He could have been nicer about it atleast. Getting good news from your girlfriend dosnt exactly mean you have to be a dick to your friend. What reason is good news to kick her out anyway? Thats so cruel. Im begining to hate you mike.
superanimecutie November 18, 2011, 2:50 PM EST.
Anyone else getting an error image?
Your Mom November 18, 2011, 2:52 PM EST.
Darth GW7 November 18, 2011, 2:54 PM EST.
I’d like to see Lucy take a deep breath, be calm, NOT get emo and say, “You know what? Eff this.” Sure, her feelings for Mike can still be there but it’d be nice for her to remember that she is someone worthwhile. What Mike says or does is irrelevant in the long run.
Personally, I have no interest in Sandy. Maybe it’s the fact that she STILL calls him “Maishul” and…I dunno…it bothers me. Like she never learned how to grow up and not be super “cootsey-wootsey” like a third grader anymore. I dunno. Pet peeve.
When Sandy shows up, I would have a serious hoot if she ended up acting just as insecure and rather bitchy/rude as Lucy has been in the past. Right now she’s just a bit too “perfect” otherwise for my taste. No fire, no fight, no cheek: she’s like white bread or bread pudding made with white bread. Just not interesting. =/
ENstasia November 18, 2011, 2:57 PM EST.
She’s pretty flat chested isn’t she.
Raingurr November 18, 2011, 3:05 PM EST.
i just like the whole eye dropping moment at the end this chapter just keeps getting better and better
krewl12 November 18, 2011, 3:09 PM EST.
Wow Mike did you eat carnations instant jerkface for breakfast?
Also way to go on telling her to gtfo just because your girl is coming over, are you scared Sandy will think you are cheating on her with your so called best friend?
Or do you honestly not want them together in the same room because you have a superior macho man sense thinking they will fight over you?
What ever your lame excuse is have fun losing every one around you over high school sweet heart puppy (kitty ) love, and me hopes you live in your own special miserable world when (IF) Sandy dumps you becuase she can’t stand your bipolar flipfloppy nature and the long distance thing is wearing her down…..
NUMERO UNO FAN November 18, 2011, 3:12 PM EST.
Really Mike? THAT’S why you want Lucy to leave? Because your girlfriend is coming over in a week? In a WEEK. I don’t get it. Really. What’s your logic?
TUXEH November 18, 2011, 3:30 PM EST.
I don’t get it. Okay, she’s coming, to visit, but I fail to see the big deal here
Ghalron November 18, 2011, 3:37 PM EST.
Aww Lucy you couldn’t compete when Sandy WASN’T here lol
Not gonna have a lot of luck if she’s actually in town huh?
Itsu November 18, 2011, 3:52 PM EST.
I don’t really like this page as much as I expected … It’s kind of over dramatic… And why the hell would that make him tell her to leave?… what?
Also, **** Sandy. Honestly. I didn’t even want to buy a book because of the little icon that showed Mike getting to Sandy. I didn’t want him to get to her in the first place! Lol!
Ugh this sucks.
HUuhur November 18, 2011, 3:55 PM EST.
lol knew it constantly told it to my brother X3
ero387 November 18, 2011, 3:55 PM EST.
Not too good for lucy though :\ .
Cece November 18, 2011, 3:57 PM EST.
aww really D-: i thoud she was dead or smuthing well ur choise wirter
thathurts,good? November 18, 2011, 4:07 PM EST.
I was the 10% that thought Taeshi would not pull that move.
A November 18, 2011, 4:08 PM EST.
Oh no…! What’s going to happen?! Is Lucy going to be hostile towards Sandy?! I DON’T KNOW!
ScrabMaster November 18, 2011, 4:09 PM EST.
I trough the same lol
Okayyy She is coming to Visit you, BUT WHAT DOES THAT MAKES YOU ACT LIKE A JERK?
NyanKat November 18, 2011, 4:11 PM EST.
i think mike is beiing a idiot the whole time now becaus of sandy cant mike be angry to sandy or somthing but not to lucy becaus she doe’s not deserve this alot. i am gonna loose that faith in lucyxmike
what i am trying to get clear is…..
why so negative?? i want some posetive scenes but that is taking a time to make. well draw….
thathurts,good? November 18, 2011, 4:29 PM EST.
WHAT THE ****. NO. JUST,****ING N- wait. yes. KILL HER LUCY,YOU HAVE THE POWER.
MaggotEater November 18, 2011, 4:30 PM EST.
I actually think that Lucy would get along well with her.
Shocky November 18, 2011, 4:35 PM EST.
@MaggotEater- YES. I SECOND THIS THOUGHT.
sam November 18, 2011, 4:42 PM EST.
Wow mike just wow lucy got k.o.’d
Blackheart November 18, 2011, 4:44 PM EST.
why does she have to leave now if sandy is coming NEXT week
Nolames November 18, 2011, 4:52 PM EST.
… and that’s why you told her to go away? Because Sandy was going to visit in a week?
Sally November 18, 2011, 4:54 PM EST.
i know why this is i understand it’s becaus of that book goal 600
to get mike to sandy so ist’s 600 so mike is with sandy right????
and no offense 600 books is good ^^
thathurts,good? November 18, 2011, 5:15 PM EST.
…I do not understand that boy’s logic.
“Hey this girl is coming over NEXT WEEK so I think you should leave rite nao. Oh and let me get all pissy about it and completely ignore you again. Thanks.”
JL November 18, 2011, 5:21 PM EST.
how didnt i expect sandy was coming?…
it was irony, so predictable…………
but still good!!!!!!!!!
Cata :3 November 18, 2011, 5:23 PM EST.
Yes, it was kind of predictable but i want to see lucy`s complete reaction after that!! OMG!!!
LuckyCat November 18, 2011, 5:24 PM EST.
Sandy is actually coming to break up with Mike in person.
KiraCapri November 18, 2011, 5:27 PM EST.
guys, he’s not telling her to leave cause sandy’s coming next week, it’s because he doesn’t WANT to talk about her coming next week and lucy will keep pushing the issue. it will lead to lucy getting emotional, you guys are focusing way to hard on the next week thing. i’ve said it once i’ll say it a million times, sandyXmike is a sensitive subject for lucy, she gets very emotional when it comes to that subject.
strider November 18, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.
I actually don’t know of a single person who thought she was pregnant.
Jinxed November 18, 2011, 5:31 PM EST.
Wow. I never actually thought Sandy would ever really visit.
@Jinxed: It was said twice in the discussion thread about the chapter on the forums. I think one of those times it wasn’t a joke.
42 November 18, 2011, 5:33 PM EST.
Sandy is coming over NEXT WEEK. That doesn’t explain why you want Lucy out of the house RIGHT NOW, Mike.
TheGirlWhoNeverComments November 18, 2011, 5:53 PM EST.
wow. I really thought Lucy was going to have a wild outburst of mixed emotions; possibly involving stuff flying inadvertently to the other’s furry face. haha
An assertive appeal to an honest talk is 100 times better.
What are you going to do now, Lu?
Mess November 18, 2011, 5:56 PM EST.
i just thought of something, mike may be a developing antihero. maybe not to the most extreme version of the archetype, but i’m seeing a trend now that i’ve started considering that he may be protecting lucy from his relationship with sandy. yeah he’s being a A-hole, but considering that lucy is blindly uber aggressive at times (like now) it may be that is the only way he can sort of protect lucy from herself. that’s just my idea though feel free to expand or flame it.
strider November 18, 2011, 6:11 PM EST.
I. love. this.
It is so exciting to wait for new pages!! It always makes my day better knowing a new page is coming up, so thank you! <3
Anonanon November 18, 2011, 6:31 PM EST.
stuff is going to be awkward when she visit’s
Rockit November 18, 2011, 6:35 PM EST.
Lotvk November 18, 2011, 6:40 PM EST.
This will be interesting to see.
Midnight November 18, 2011, 6:42 PM EST.
el taco senor no bueno! thats spanish for “bad things bout to happen”
rocknrollDa\/E November 18, 2011, 6:45 PM EST.
i feel like lucy should be happy, sandy is her friend too, and having sandy over would help her solidify that mike is taken in her head.
and instead, if she acted happy that she is comming over, then mike wouldn’t have to worry about accidentally hurting her feelings anny more, and they could get back to normal.
keios November 18, 2011, 6:58 PM EST.
I KNEW IT ;DDDDDDD
paulosawesome November 18, 2011, 7:06 PM EST.
poor luccyyy….. man… this has got to be hard on her.
SXR123 November 18, 2011, 7:10 PM EST.
Sandy isn’t visiting today. Why would Lucy need to leave?
Happy Jello November 18, 2011, 7:13 PM EST.
Ohh great….. just BRILLIANT!!!… Dam mike…..!!!
Nadss November 18, 2011, 7:18 PM EST.
Mike, you douche! How could you act all happy like that and then tell her to leave!? Shame on you, Mike.
I think that all of us saw this coming, since Mike is… Mike. Wonderfully drawn!
YogiTheBear November 18, 2011, 7:26 PM EST.
Damn it, mike went back to being an *** again.
Amazing Lagann November 18, 2011, 7:42 PM EST.
Meanwhile at battle creek: mikexlucy zealot reads this comic and runs to his teamates screaming “Sandy is visiting Mike! Truly these are the end of times! REPENT REPENT! Give up your evil ways! The end is nigh!” Later Sandy arrives, mikexlucy zealot “it’s the beast! Sandy! Come to live among us for seven years! The end is nigh!
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 7:52 PM EST.
mikes doing the best he can to make lucy happy too, just by trying to avoid the topic. nice try mike, unfortunately honesty is the real method.
poor lucy…but it cant be helped with these…things.
farla November 18, 2011, 7:52 PM EST.
Lucy’s loneliness returns atleast this time she has Paulo and the others…
Avory November 18, 2011, 8:04 PM EST.
oh ok my thought was way off and way more umm how should i say it ummmm dramatic?
fireimonkey November 18, 2011, 8:10 PM EST.
I’m gonna laugh (sort-of) when they break up and mike has no one. The real queastion is if Lucy will take him back as a friend.
Demon November 18, 2011, 8:14 PM EST.
Hmmm this is getting really interesting, I am curious ^.^
I don’t have any prediction skill, but my thoughts is that Sandy and Mike are just gonna do fine, but every time Lucy sees them she will be shocked.
Who knows maybe Lucy will see them kiss or even more?
arebelongtous November 18, 2011, 8:37 PM EST.
it was obvious, come on, what else would make “One Track Mike” so goofy faced like that.
tony November 18, 2011, 8:42 PM EST.
Sandy, ypu in opportune dork.
Arkairyn November 18, 2011, 8:54 PM EST.
“But Mike…why does that mean i should leave?”
Poor Lucy…i feel so sorry for her! I mean really! If I was her..i’d just go all out and kick his god dam *** all the way to kingdom come!
and i think my prediction on this is going to work out SOOOO nicely!
Thanks for the awesome comic Taeshi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ikuto November 18, 2011, 8:58 PM EST.
Maybe she’s coming because she can’t bear to break up with him through technology! *hopeful*
Rosemarie November 18, 2011, 9:36 PM EST.
@Strider what? Like the director of project freelancer? Or church?
P.s. did you see my last comment?
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 9:52 PM EST.
@Rosemarie & others
Why do you want them to break up? I know Mikes being a dick and all, but that’s no reason. Besides, Mike and Lucy are done… even if she DID break up with him, although I can say with a certain amount of certainty she won’t, It is HIGHLY unlikely that they would ever get back together. Even worse, if something like that were to happen, I fear Mike might kill himself, or something nearly as drastic. I know it’s upsetting to see Lucy like this, but I think the best thing for right now is for them to stay like they are and hopefully Lucy will get over her unhealthy need for people. She can either keep clinging to Mike - getting rejected - and hurting herself… She could cling to somebody else like Paulo - forcing them to learn everything Mikes accumulated about her over all these years and inevitably - becoming too clingy or being too much of a pain and getting rejected again… She could become detached again, and I don’t think ANYONE wants that, more so if she’s going to go emo and kill herself… or finally, what I see as the best option, she could learn to appreciate the friends she’s developed over the years and become independent - having friends but not suffocating, or in this case, pummeling them to death - before it’s too late. IMO best case scenario - Mike and Sally live happily ever after, Lucy restrains herself and appreciates her friends, and Mike and Lucy mellow out and become friends now that they can be with each other without killing them.
Tcj333 November 18, 2011, 10:32 PM EST.
@charmdra, lol, that was epic, my brains kinda dead from all my tests today so i couldn’t think of what the counter would be on MxS side of the field.
anyhow, i’m assuming your talking about my comment on mike possibly being an anti-hero. yeah more the director than church. a better set of examples for an anti hero would be:
the punisher or batman (american comics)
lelouche or light yagami (anime)
strider November 18, 2011, 10:44 PM EST.
@Strider take your time on the mxs side comment, it took me an entire night to make that, so go slow. On the comic page, Mike is just conflicted on how he should be facing Lucy. I’m hoping on a positive result
one last thing to everyone: REPENT REPENT! … and someone make some fan art of my analogies please?
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 10:52 PM EST.
alternatively at freezing plains another set of zealots engage one another in a heated battle.
mXs zealot: you suck
MxL zealot: you suck
mXs zealot: you suck
MxL zealot: you suck
together: No, YOU
mXs zealot: we suck, no wait you suck
i had to do that one after i watched the sneaking in clip
battle creek is kinda hard since the red flag zealots got more lines than the blue zealots.
I would if i wasn’t knee deep in making my deviant ID art
strider November 18, 2011, 11:08 PM EST.
…Wait, what? Pregnant? What? Erm…uh…what?! So confusing! I think I’m lost here…ಠ_ಠ;;
Well, aside from that, we get…”UBERSHAKINGYOUUPPLOT,” so…I’m good.
(Edit: Sorry about the ‘ಠ_ಠ’, it’s the only face I could think of…)
Welgaea November 18, 2011, 11:11 PM EST.
@Strider lol, that is too funny, what about battle creek? You have a devientart account?
on a side note. Who is also a mikexlucy fan that can tolerate mikexsandy as long as mike and Lucy are good friends?
Charmdra November 18, 2011, 11:13 PM EST.
i KNEW i was wrong!=D
THAT GUY November 18, 2011, 11:15 PM EST.
She sounded like she was half expecting that to be what the text was about too, and would have been somewhat okay with it, if he hadn’t just been all ‘Gtfo, no closure for you.’
Now she’s just gonna be all ‘oh okay, you hate me so much that you wouldn’t have even told me this’ and such. Yeah, smooth as usual Mike.
And naw, I’m not just saying this purely to defend Lucy. I’d defend Mike too if he’d even show the slightest shred of caring while inside his delusive barricade, but nope. Not a one.
Xentha November 18, 2011, 11:16 PM EST.
@charmdra, yeah it’s the same as my name here just add 0075 to the end, unfortunately i just started adding my art so i only have two pics up.
strider November 18, 2011, 11:17 PM EST.
even Thoth mike is being a *** ,if you think about it (carefully), Lucy completely deserved this!think back,shes been 2,938,475,621,993,248 times worse than this!funny how people out of character can irritate us so much!
at first,mike was nice as ever,now an ***,hes out of character,and DIFFERENT than the first impression we had! wow,i fell smart!that took some ol’ brain power!
THAT GUY November 18, 2011, 11:24 PM EST.
Ooh, wonder if Sandy and Daisy are going to hang out.
Icsifil November 18, 2011, 11:35 PM EST.
dun dun ddduuuunnnn
Joshua Roberts November 18, 2011, 11:38 PM EST.
I was going to wait until Monday but I’m curious now. Do the Sandy haters realize how ignorant they sound? She hasn’t done anything wrong. Stop blaming her like she made Mike act that way, you lot! She’s innocent. Blaming the cause/excuse before the person who does bad things? That. Is. FREAKING. Stupid.
Hoheh finds all the hate unnecessary at best. Makes the fandom look worse. LUCY shipper…
Hoheh November 18, 2011, 11:39 PM EST.
do you hear that?
do you smell that?
thats the **** hitting the fan
Voice November 18, 2011, 11:48 PM EST.
I’m probably late on commenting about this, but I’ve read comments on a few of the recent pages albeit that I never commented, and holy what, the amount of “go die Mike” comments is hallucinating. I’m seeing a few even on this page, so maybe it may not be too late to comment…
But really now. Haven’t all the Lucy fans who want Mike eviscerated for being a jerk realize that the way the comic’s written, he’s actually made to look like the bad guy, simply because the whole thing has been focusing around Lucy for a good while now?
If it weren’t for that - if the comic had focused around Mike after Lucy confessed her feelings to him - it would be Lucy whose image would have turned awful, being pictured as clingy and dependent, because Mike’s mind would have been exposed to us much more clearly and as such, readers could have identified to him as the boy who’s being harassed rather than to Lucy as the girl who just wants to be friends. Both of them are sort of right, and sort of wrong.
The current page is a perfect example of that; as a friend, Lucy shouldn’t have insisted so much to know something that Mike didn’t want to tell her. She did, though, and although the text Mike received from Sandy poisoned the atmosphere, her reaction to his refusing to tell basically strangled it, despite all her good intentions of friendship; my first glimpse at the panel before Mike reveals that Sandy is coming made me think that Lucy was insane.
It’s like Mike; his good intentions of keeping distance had made him use methods that hurt Lucy more than anything else.
Radical measures never work in affairs of the heart; you must be ready to sit down and talk it out to know what the other thinks of it all, and also to make a compromise. Hopefully either of them realizes that and gets the other to share (Lucy is in more of a position to do that), or maybe a third party will, and will try to get them to do that.
(Whew, long comment.)
Paash November 18, 2011, 11:49 PM EST.
I hate Sandy.When I heard this,part of my soul just died.Then,that made me feel more bad for Lucy.And that just made Sandy cross the line.As in I can`t wait how perky and gidy and happy shes going to be.Shes perfect.She has money.Has a job.Loves herself.Is a model.Has Mike wrapped around her finger.Its horrifying how more perfect that b*tch is going to get.
BitterSweetCandyBowl November 18, 2011, 11:50 PM EST.
Sandys comming. Who could have possibly seen that comming. I mean wow i’m in total shocked. Sarcasam much!
JustSomeCritic November 18, 2011, 11:52 PM EST.
agreed hoheh and paash, i’m strongly trying to avoid a RvB reference here, but the sandy AND mike hate is bordering on disturbing. “kill sandy” really, even if she is a fictional character that’s pretty messed guys. same for all you mike haters, you’re worse than the trolls (who i wish i could push into the nearest volcano.)
strider November 18, 2011, 11:53 PM EST.
Sandy’s not perfect, what? She’s a pretty girl who makes average grades at school and is pretty disorganized and such. She’s a model because it’s a profession her mother wanted her to pursue, not that choice. Blame Sandy for wanting to see her boyfriend who she hasn’t seen in person for years, I guess that makes her a bitch. Sandy doesn’t even really know of Lucy’s existence because Mike doesn’t talk about Lucy with Sandy, it’s just, you know, rude to do that? So Sandy isn’t consciously doing ANYTHING to Lucy; it’s Mike, not that I can blame him much at this point, although he could be a little less rash about it. Sandy barely gets to talk to Mike, and even though my boyfriend and I talk to each other a good amount and I see him at school all the time, I don’t like going a long time without talking to him. How do you think Sandy feels, huh? Not being able to talk to the one she loves for so long?
Tsukaiz November 18, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.
Epicosity November 18, 2011, 11:58 PM EST.
I thought Final Fantasy Cat was the anti-hero of this co-roma-drama-dy.
He’s like the Shadow to Mike’s next gen Sonic. pffft… hahaha
Mess November 19, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
I think that Lucy is just genuinely surprised in those last three panels. I’m sure that she’ll be able to be mature about Sandy coming to visit now. I mean, she doesn’t seem to even care about Mike falling in love with her anymore. Sure, she wouldn’t be one to push him away if he fell in love with her again, but what she really wants is her friend. That person that was always there, no matter what. I think she understands that now, so she doesn’t have anything to hide. She can be her TRUE self around him, not the violent tsundere that everyone makes her out to be
Nolithium November 19, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
@Mess, hmmm, maybe, but his true intentions have yet to be shown. for now i would still class him as a cohort at best and villain at worst (if the story goes that way.) if it turns out he’s decieving the “hero” group but it’s for a greater purpose (read: good) than yeah i might class him as an anti-hero. but like i said mike currently seems like an developing antihero (i’m taking into account fan reaction here) meaning he hasn’t reached his full potential (if he does at all, antiheroes are kind of a grey area)
strider November 19, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
The wording “we’re meant to be friends” is a bit awkward. I would replace to word ‘meant’ with ‘supposed’.
Kermittens November 19, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
Toot Toot! All aboard the Murder train!
No seriously… if anything there’s gonna be violence when sandy comes to town!
In this order.
Thats how itt’l happen… Mike is gonna end up trying to keep Lucy from killing sandy O_o;
Sue November 19, 2011, 12:44 AM EST.
Quite so, there’s something in what you’ve said. But there is one element found in anti-heroes that is still absent in Mike, and that thing would be consistency. Anti-heroes are consistent and honest about the way they are; they have no shame in themselves. Mike on the otherhand acts this way only when he’s around Lucy, or when dealing with people who are concerned about them. Only under these circumstances does Mike behave anti-hero-ish, as he certainly won’t behave this way in front of Sandy. haha
No, our disappointment with Mike is not due to the way the comic has been written; it’s more due to the fact that Mike could have shown more tact.
We expected him to show more tact, because we thought he’d know better. Whereas Lucy can’t help herself.
Just wait and see really…
Mess November 19, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
hince why i said developing, meaning he hasn’t acquired all the traits yet. i’m pretty sure the punisher didn’t start out as an anti hero, he developed the characteristics that define him till later.
strider November 19, 2011, 2:20 AM EST.
She’s still pregnant.
…Paulo’s the real father.
Baeleox November 19, 2011, 2:31 AM EST.
Of course. Right you are. Let’s just hope Mike won’t experience what the Punisher did.
Mess November 19, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.
That was kinda anticlimactic.
radoclock November 19, 2011, 2:35 AM EST.
I’m still aiming for my idea of ‘there’s more to Sandy than meets the eye’. Since a lot of theories have been put out there, here’s my own. Sandy might be over protective of Mike, and might not take **** in the field of Lucy talking down to Mike/them arguing. What I’m kind of expecting is that, when Sandy shows up, MIke and her will be all ‘tra-la-la’ in their own little romancy world, and finally when Lucy gets a chance to talk to Mike, he’ll humor her and actually talk to her. They’re talking, and Sandy starts to think that they’re arguing, and it’s getting a lot worse than it actually is.
She’ll be on Mike’s side (since it’s her boyfriend, and Mike’s probably told Sandy about all the BS and ‘abuse’ that Lucy throws at him) and she’ll attempt to stop it by slapping Lucy hard. This will stun Lucy, and MIke will go into protective big-brother mode, and snap at Sandy for doing that (“it wasn’t anything serious! why would you do that Sandy?!” “I thought she was going to do something bad! So I slapped some sense into her!”) and a Sandy Mike quarl will ensue. Mike will reevaluate his actions and feelings towards Lucy, and Lucy will probably try and shake the shock off, and not take actually getting hit well. (She’s never actually been hit. She’s been roughed around, and she’s gone into shell-shocked ‘oh god why’ mode.)
Lucy will then proceed to ignore Mike, not wanting to be around him since his girlfriend actually hit her. Mike will try and get a hold of Lucy, but that will end miserably, and they stop talking for months (Lucy will avoid Mike, and not be able to look at his face.)
Either all that will come true, or else Sandy will see how Mike treats her, console Lucy, and not want to be Mike’s girl anymore.
the other white meat November 19, 2011, 2:44 AM EST.
everyone keeps talking about a love triangle… its not technically a triangle yet… hhmmmm.. turns out sandy is secretly wanting to “be with” Lucy instead? no thanks taeshi please dont make it a full triangle
anyways im gunna take a guess here and say that sandy is gunna try and get lucy and mike to hang out with her like the “old days”; for old times’ sake but then mike decides to go and be a friggin’ jerk faced ******* douche bag son of a- …. lol must i go on? you all get the giist of that.
Neila078 November 19, 2011, 2:52 AM EST.
I would like to compare this to way back when Lucy and Mike where in Lucy’s bedroom waiting for Mike’s mom and playing video games, when Mike kissed Lucy. She said something along the lines of “you should go now”. Not to insist that Mike is trying to get back at her (although it’s possible), just to point out irony maybe in the whole situation? Also, I will go against most of you other fans and side WITH Mike. He is being a complete jerk to Lucy, but frankly, she deserves whatever he throws at her. She makes it seem so bad though because, believe it or not, Lucy. Is. A Drama. Queen. Mike took all her insults and few rejections like a man, while she blatantly breaks into tears over any sign of hatred towards her from Mike. But if Mike actually likes Lucy and not Sandy, he better get his act together quick, cause I see many alternate endings from the o-so-awaited-MikeXLucy-Happy-Ending.
Adrian Fife November 19, 2011, 3:33 AM EST.
Good now we can kill her…slowly…..XD
Necrology November 19, 2011, 4:23 AM EST.
@the other white meat: wow, you’ve made a really good prediction! i’m hoping for the latter but the first option seems slightly more realistic, but i cant see sandy slapping anyone, even though i hate her.
in any case, mike looks kinda sad in the last panel. be sad mike, BE SAD!!
sigh... November 19, 2011, 4:47 AM EST.
*le sigh* .. knew this was coming. Be strong my dear Lucy! Don’t go Drama Queen on us all over again, Ok?
Anyway, even though I ship MikexLucy, I’m really looking forward to seeing more of Sandy. (Who knows? I might get converted to MikexSandy )
O_chan November 19, 2011, 5:01 AM EST.
Well I must say, you’ve spoken well on behalf of Mike’s side of things. I can only say that I’m glad that you’ve taken up that position, Adrian. What you said is worth considering.
Still, he could have phrased it with more tact; especially when Lucy was just getting through to him. And you can’t really complain about Lucy not taking it ‘like a man’ for good and obvious a reason.
Mess November 19, 2011, 5:21 AM EST.
*I* didn’t think she was preggers. :B In fact, I kinda saw this whole “She’s coming to visit” thing comin’ a mile away. Why Mike’s gotta be such a douche about it or why Lucy’s gotta be so emo is beyond me though. Maybe it’s a good thing? Of Mike an’ Sandy can keep their hormones in check fer a bit, maybe they can be a trio again! That’d be awesome. Maybe cliché, but awesome.
Jessica U. Ingmann November 19, 2011, 5:29 AM EST.
I don’t have the strength today to read the drama…….lol all i got to say is. DING DING roung 2
JustSomeCritic November 19, 2011, 5:46 AM EST.
wot…. WHAT… WHAAAAAAAT!???? He told her to go away over that? What the smeg? What the SMEGGING smeg? That’s not the same Mike I know.
Reiza November 19, 2011, 6:21 AM EST.
mike, you cant rip a girl off like that. you gotta lot of explaining to do
calories November 19, 2011, 6:44 AM EST.
I would hope that this vist from Sandy is not to long andi hope this is where she is going to break up with him cuz she has come to understand that this long distance relationship isnt going to work out cuz i have been in Mike’s place one to many times. Long distance relationship dont seem to last long or work out in the end no matter how much you try cuz even love sometimes cant beat the distance between two ppl. I have seen many ppl lose them self cuz of a long distance relationship and change while in one so but i hope that in the end Mike and Lucy end up together or become friends but most i hope they end up together cuz they would make a good couple cuz you come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. Also for the why Mike has been actting lately is cuz when one is in love, one always beings be deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
GearsofWar Fan4Life November 19, 2011, 7:13 AM EST.
Wait, so… Mike totally closed himself off just because he didn’t want to tell her Sandy is coming to town? Mike is lookin’ kinda pathetic here… Meh, but I guess I’ve never really be a fan of him anyway.
Red_Reptile November 19, 2011, 7:16 AM EST.
Wonder if she’ll dump him…
Elinn November 19, 2011, 7:59 AM EST.
i see tis comin i have powers to see it comin lol lol
lol power November 19, 2011, 8:49 AM EST.
I think Lucy backing off was the best course of action. This was the most intimate they’d in a long time and then Mikes girlfriend is visiting. He wasn’t really cheating on Sandy, but he was getting closer to another person. He realised this and wanted to back off Lucy. This was obviously very clear to Lucy, so she backed off too. Now, I know this isn’t gonna happen, but the best thing she could do after this is support Mike. Of course, she still has feelings for Mike (somehow she loves that Asshat) and will prolly just get really angry. Then start weeping when nobody is looking. She does that a lot. She is veeeeeeerry depressed.
Edit: YAAAY!! Asshat is not censored!
Bendy November 19, 2011, 8:50 AM EST.
Being a long-term and long distance relationship, all I can say is that a relationship, no matter what kind it is, only floats when two people MAKE an effort to communicate and still hold the same, if not, stronger feelings than before. I’ve seen couples who live in the same area break up a lot, and I’ve seen people succeed in long distance ones. It’s not the distance, but rather the people, and whether or not they can struggle through inconveniences and hurdles while keeping their feelings intact.
raile November 19, 2011, 9:12 AM EST.
I would have loved to read that page but… whenever I go on this website and go on this very special page and all I can see is Lucy saying “What the hell!” “I haven’t seen you that happy in months!” “I wanna know why” and the rest of the page is all black…
I’ll try on my other computer then…
Udunnome November 19, 2011, 9:43 AM EST.
Prediction of Lucy’s next words: “Really? Next WEEK!?!?!?!? And you are getting ****** at me NOW!?!?!”
TurtleMan November 19, 2011, 9:49 AM EST.
Well, now we ‘ll finally see Michael togheter with Sandy, not just in memories. How will they interact? It has been a really long time… But that ins’t a reason for Mike to be like that with Lucy, she is doing her best to be friends again… How many days will she be there? Hope there isn’t another problem, like each time they have had the opportunity to see each other. Still, I have hope they will be happy at the end
Carlitos November 19, 2011, 10:48 AM EST.
For some reason, I’m thinking that Mike and Lucy aren’t going to finish that essay.
Rectification November 19, 2011, 11:09 AM EST.
mike, you have SUCH a huge stick up your ***
Eva Cann November 19, 2011, 11:13 AM EST.
and so the plot thickens
breton November 19, 2011, 12:17 PM EST.
LUCY, JUST DON’T THINK ABOUT SUICIDE
Mayonaka November 19, 2011, 12:28 PM EST.
WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I GO THIS FAR AND YOU STOP IT RIGHT IN MY FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO ARE YOU?!?!!?!?!?!?! IVE BEEN READING THIS FROM THE START AND THIS IS HOW YOUR TREATING ME!!?!?!?!?!?! I WENT ALL THE WAY HERE FER NOTHIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!
luvercandy November 19, 2011, 12:51 PM EST.
aww maaan, now that essay’s never getting done.
Good Guesser. November 19, 2011, 12:54 PM EST.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooo
jobielover November 19, 2011, 1:55 PM EST.
Breathe. Calm down. Stop with all that hate. Wait for the next page. Let’s be rational, people. It’s all good. We will learn and see a nice bit of deep character development soon.
Chill all that fire inside. Learn to just enjoy the ride. The party is not yet over, the story not finished. If anything, this just adds depth. Nothing has been diminished. Don’t forget they are partners. This continues thus. What benefit could this have with rage coming from us?
Hoheh just wants the angry ones to relax. Stop the hate. Be calm. “I got excited in a positive way in spite of the potential trouble for my favorite character. Try it.” 201111191438
Hoheh November 19, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.
Dyralia99 November 19, 2011, 2:52 PM EST.
Ohohoho mike wat’s ur prob???? so wat if Sandy is cming??? that gives u no right to not speak to ur best friend!!! :@ lucy told u she likes u, u rejected her, the end at least be her Bf again… O.o Bf meaning best friend…
Flora November 19, 2011, 3:06 PM EST.
its so much fun seeing people so ****** off over this page,come on you guys,we ALL saw this coming. just chill. i personally think its a nice twist in the story.
mew November 19, 2011, 3:09 PM EST.
Lucy: That’s… that’s… That’s IT?!
Somehow I see this happening.
Spladle of Doom November 19, 2011, 3:19 PM EST.
I do think Strider’s theory as merit. The thought occurred to me as well. I also agree with Adrian Fife as well. It interests me that when Lucy being a complete jerk, it’s funny and amusing, but when Mike’s a jerk, he’s a monster. While it’s true that Lucy’s treatment of Mike was played less seriously when the webcomic started out, it began to be treated more seriously, especially by the Acapulco arc. Yet there wasn’t this amount of hate towards Lucy.
edgelesspigeon November 19, 2011, 4:16 PM EST.
I can just see Lucy going “So? Just because your girlfriend is coming, you won’t speak to me?” Who else see’s either a complete breakdown or her just brushing it off coming? Anyone? Maybe it’s just me..
And can you all stop with the hate? Calm down before you start to spout horrible comments that will start others off and then you’ll create a huge chain of anger… will making everyone else feel horrible really make you feel better?
bones November 19, 2011, 5:13 PM EST.
@mess Yeah I’m sure he could have worded it differently, or with a better attitude, but there is a point in every person where they simply cannot stand someone any more. The others can’t and won’t understand, because none of them have the history with Lucy that Mike has. I’m really not angry or anything (cause I’m sure I sound angry) I just thought you were all looking at it wrong, or from Lucy’s point of view, which would make you think Mike’s being a jerk. If you go back through and see from Mike’s point of view, you’ll see just how annoying it can be to try to be continuously nice to someone like Lucy and try to enjoy your amazing relationship with Sandy. I do feel for Lucy. And I’m sorry for her. But, I know no one likes to think this but, maybe Lucy won’t end up with anyone. She might be like a bcb world version of a cat lady, with Yashy and Chirpy. I hope I’m not entirely right though, cause then the rest of the story would be a bit of a bummer.
Adrian Fife November 19, 2011, 5:18 PM EST.
Sofee November 19, 2011, 5:23 PM EST.
same here soffe -_- stinks for mikie and lucy but kinda good for mike but really bad for lucy which makes it bad for him
luvercandy November 19, 2011, 5:27 PM EST.
Alright, Taeshi, I get it, you think teenage boys are jerks. Hopefully we can see more of Sandy’s and Mike’s PoV on these issues now to set some of this pressure off of Mike. But I really think Mike needs a parental figure, like his actual parents ,or Lily to appear in the story and explain to him that there are nicer ways to say he doesn’t want to talk about something. This boy just really needs to learn some tact or he’s going to embarrass himself in front of Sandy too.
Justmyopinion November 19, 2011, 5:32 PM EST.
BLARG!!! November 19, 2011, 5:35 PM EST.
Meanwhile at battle creek (again!) Mikexsandy zealot reds this comic “yes! Sandy is coming over. I have to tell the others” the zealot walks away and just as he reaches the door, “Ow! What the ****!” Turns around to see Lucy in agent Texas’ armor, “Ow!” Agent Lucy repeatedly begins to wail on the zealot, “Ow-ow ow-ow ow-ow ow-ow ow-ow ow-OW!” she then resorts to gun fire, “Now you’re shooting me! What the **** did I ever do to you! COME ON!” The other mikexsandy zealots remain oblivious to his cries of help until….. “hiya fellas.” They all turn around to see agent Lucy, done with the original zealot, “so who’s next?” She asks. Simutaneoulsy they all scream “CHARGE!” She mows them all down with two SMGs
PS can anyone find the bungie reference?
Charmdra November 19, 2011, 6:22 PM EST.
I think I can see where everyone’s coming from on this. Mike was trying to avoid hurting Lucy, it’s hard to tell but it’s there, he asked her to leave because he wanted a clean break on a good note. Or at least thats how it seems to me. Mike’s always been protective of Lucy, you can see it even after the the Lucy angst arc where she’s trying out new relationships with other people and Mike gets angry about it.
I think that he didn’t want to hurt her with the news that obviously made him so happy. Unfortunately he used the most ******** messed up backwards way of going about it. You can’t leave someone “for their own good.” He clearly thought that it was better that Lucy not know, but she’d find out no matter what when Sandy arrived and then it’d just hurt her more that he never told her.
I agree with bones to a certain point. I think Lucy should say that but I think she would definitely be either very angry or very hurt, not really nonchalant as it’s never been in her character to be that way. It’s total crap for them to be having fun and then Mike totally cold shouldering her just because of Sandy. Why can’t they be friends and hang out? Would Sandy really be mad at Mike for having a female friend whom he was actually friends with before he even met Sandy in the first place? I mean he has SUE after all. And Daisy. So he really never should have tried to keep the information from her in the first place and when he did tell her he shouldn’t have just thrown it in her face like that.
But! All those are just my personal opinions and interpretations on how Mike badly handled a situation. I’m not insinuating that he’s a jerk, everyone is one at some point in time or another, and I intend no arguments over anything that I said. I just wanted to offer my point of view and then congratulate Taeshi on another job well done.
Skykittykat November 19, 2011, 6:29 PM EST.
@charmdra, just a quick note, that scene is at freezing plains not battle creek, like i said yesterday the blue flag zealots had very few lines so you can only do a few for them there.
strider November 19, 2011, 6:42 PM EST.
@Strider I know but this is the only thing I could think of
Ps Could you find the bungle reference, and what was that red vs blue reference that you were avoiding?
Charmdra November 19, 2011, 6:47 PM EST.
I just want to say again, my good man, that I’m glad you’ve taken up that position. You’ve further cooled the heat of indignation to a point of almost lukewarm. You’ve spoken well and I’m inclined to agree. It certainly does make things more tolerable. I just hope Mike is not trying to be vindictive about the past, because we’ll surely be back to square one.
Perhaps there’s something to be said for people not being equal. We’ve come to know Mike as being the better half of the two; compared to Lucy, he is more mature; so our expectations from him are higher, and our criticisms of him are subsequently harsher. It’s sort of difficult to treat them equally when they’re not quite at all the same. However in saying that, Lucy in the later chapters have shown some considerable growth and development, which should even the emotional battleground somewhat.
Sometimes it’s simply fun to get absorbed in the eddying hubbub round the fates of fictional characters; to suspend all disbelief and simply invest oneself in the story. But sometimes it can get out of hand. haha
So we’ll note down your remonstrations, Hoheh.
Mess November 19, 2011, 7:35 PM EST.
@charmdra i had just finished watching the zealots clips and i started thinking of the blue zealots yelling “kill the reds” over and over again.
so naturally (or unnaturally, depending on how you look at my brain) i pictured the sandy haters in blue mark IV armor screaming “kill the sandy” over and over again. not that funny, but disturbingly true of the types of fans around here.
and no i didn’t get the reference i’m too preoccupied with flight training to notice hidden stuff, lol.
strider November 19, 2011, 8:38 PM EST.
@strider the reference is bungie’s obsession over the number 7, if you count the number of ows, you can see that there are 14, a multiple of seven.
Charmdra November 19, 2011, 8:50 PM EST.
Mike uses… SANDY FACE PUNCHER…
It is super effective.
Lucy -25 HP
AflacMan13 November 19, 2011, 9:09 PM EST.
That still doesn’t explain why he’s been a douche up until now. don’t go from friend to jerk in a split second to your friend just because your girlfriend is coming to visit….even if that friend does like you…. Don’t worry Lucy, Paulo will cheer you up
ps. Mike stop such a douche
cheshiregirl November 19, 2011, 9:43 PM EST.
@Mess. That is a good point. I guess I can see that. Still not entirely fair, but certainly does give me some perspective on why everyone’s so hard on Mike.
And I’m lost. When did Red vs. Blue get involved of all this?
edgelesspigeon November 19, 2011, 10:16 PM EST.
@edgelesspigeon Think of mike as church, Lucy as agent Texas, and the mxl ans mxs shippers as the zealots from battle creek
Charmdra November 19, 2011, 10:45 PM EST.
>:c i don’t like sandy.
Chugalug November 19, 2011, 11:16 PM EST.
@Charmda- If you’ve seen the last episode of RvB Season 9, you’d know comparing Mike to Church and Lucy to Tex is an ominous sign for MikeXLucy shippers (such as myself, though I do like Sandy). Still, the comparison does hold true.
edgelesspigeon November 19, 2011, 11:29 PM EST.
@edgelesspigeon I know, I like to think that the end of season 9 didn’t happen when I compare the two series as I am a mikexlucy shipper. What do you think of the guys from battle creek being the mikexlucy and mikexsandy shippers?
Charmdra November 19, 2011, 11:37 PM EST.
@Charmda. A totally fitting analogy, at least for the most rabid shippers. Like it’s said, “Shipping leads people to be very mean at totally awesome characters. “
edgelesspigeon November 19, 2011, 11:42 PM EST.
@edgelesspigeon. But what do you think the zealots would do if they read this? And do you think not cheating when is say I like to think season 9’s ending didn’t happen with these guys?
Charmdra November 19, 2011, 11:45 PM EST.
The zealots would probably act a lot like the fanatical shippers, and I also hope that Mike and Lucy, whether or not they end up together, have a happier ending than Church and Tex.
edgelesspigeon November 19, 2011, 11:50 PM EST.
@Charmdra, edgelesspigeon, strider, and anyone else
Wow, who would have guessed that by replying to Charmdra’s reference to RvB we would get the fanbase out? I’m getting a bit worried, because there are forums for this type of stuff, so maybe you guys could take this discussion there?
The Swimmer November 20, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Why Sandy, WHY?!? Why did you just HAVE to text him RIGHT at that DARN SECOND?
Oh wait this is BCB stuff like this happens all the time
Still awesome though. I never saw it coming.
LunarStar November 20, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
@the swimmer, i was thinking that as well, but
One: those comments were funnier than the standard i hate this, i hate that, i hate you speeches i’ve been seeing lately.
two: i’m not a mod and it’d be overstepping my boundaries to tell posters to take it somewhere else. this is the internet after all. if this is a issue i’m sure suitcase or taeshi will use the ban hammer.
strider November 20, 2011, 2:35 AM EST.
I hate Sandy…. I really do. If it wasnt for her Mike and Lucy could be happy… I want Lucy to be happy… and Mike and Sandy are keeping her from being happy…
Sam November 20, 2011, 2:42 AM EST.
am i the only one who is glad sandy is coming? i mean yeah mike’s kinda gonna be a douche for awhile but this prolly will actually help lucy and mike become better friends
king_crimson November 20, 2011, 2:50 AM EST.
if you read the last three panels backwards it looks super creepy. I love it
Scaught November 20, 2011, 4:30 AM EST.
This will be an interesting show. Sandy doesn’t strike me as mean, so the idea of wanting Mike to break up with her sounds selfish. But Lucy, you know, she’s the type where, when things go south for her, she tends to overreact.
This will all end in fireworks and tears. AND IT SHALL BE GLORIOUS!
Voodoo Child November 20, 2011, 4:32 AM EST.
Throwing my opinion there, Sandy might break up with Mike at the end of this chapter.
Loke November 20, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.
@Loke I’m thinking that it’s Sandy who’s telling Mike to be a jerk to Lucy, and at the end of the chapter Mike’s going to realize that he’s being used and is gonna break up with her instead of her breaking up with him.
TLF November 20, 2011, 8:45 AM EST.
I think Sandy has no idea how much of a jerk mike is being. Tbh, the only time I ever got angry at Mike was the last page, after he read the text. I trusted him, he’s the character that I feel the most emotionally attached to. I just rode out everything else as him going through a phase, and wanting to distance himself because he didn’t trust himself enough to NOT pursue a relationship with Lucy.
This? This is pure selfishness. Not only can my mind not comprehend that having a girlfriend means you should dump THE bestfriend of your life, but the way he switched from happy to a jerk because/for Sandy is appalling.
So, my theory is that Sandy will come, Lucy will be there, and she will see how much of a jerk Mike is being, and that’s when the fireworks and the waterworks will gloriously spill.
MrYoungzman November 20, 2011, 8:53 AM EST.
How would Sandy React to knowing Mike is being a Jerk to everyone the moment her name comes up? Angry,Sad,Does not give a damn? Oh well I guess we will have to wait til she arrives to know whether or not she will react to anything.
Zen November 20, 2011, 9:06 AM EST.
:o OMG! i knew it!i knew it i knew it!
:( i don’t like sandy coming over!
poor lucy :’(
Dale November 20, 2011, 9:55 AM EST.
Watch the plane crash.
I’m so mean, I’m sorry.
Midnight November 20, 2011, 10:39 AM EST.
Beyatchart November 20, 2011, 11:10 AM EST.
Maybe the whole Mike being a jerk towards and specifically to Lucy is a fãcade?
*prepares to be berated/heckled at the BCB fans*
Do your worse (!)
Wr3h November 20, 2011, 11:23 AM EST.
See, Mike isn’t being very nice to Lucy, but that reaction from Lucy drives him to do it.
It’s aaaall her fault.
Lyucs November 20, 2011, 11:49 AM EST.
@Passh thank you, comments like urs really restore my faith in people’s abilty to read more then just the words in front of them. I agree with most everything you said.
Also, I just don’t understand why people make such assumptions about sandy as if they were fact. We really know virtually nothing about modern Sandy and not much more about Sandy from when she was actually around. We have no real way of knowing what he knows about the Lucy situation beyond the fact that we haven’t had a comic of Nike telling her. That’s hardly proof that she doesn’t know. I can’t show people a picture of a giant purple elephant, does that make it real? Sandy could be a sweet charming girl who will be shocked by mikes jerkiness or she could be a huge bitch herself (we haven’t seen sandy interact with anyone but her mother, a few school friends though without text and mike, all of whom wouldn’t receive that side of her if it exist.)
Also, everyone’s saying mike is being a jerk to everyone? I just dont see it… We haven’t seen a great deal of mike interacting with anyone but Lucy recently, but what I’ve seen certainly hasn’t been jerky to everyone and anyone. Sure his sister says he is being annoying, but anyone with a younger sibling and a decent memory of their teenage years knows that’s never a shocker
Alpharius November 20, 2011, 11:57 AM EST.
I’m pretty sure the quick recap is:
1. Mike loves Lucy
2. Lucy didn’t return the love while she did love him (bi-polar, woo)
3. Mike gets Sandy
4. Lucy declares love for Mike
5. Mike rejects because he has Sandy and feels bitter for the unreturned love and Lucy’s tendency to confuse love with dependency
6. Lucy Sad
7. Mike Happy
8. Lucy starts flirting with other people
9. Mike annoyed at her switch in dependency and general clingyness
10. Mike also does not want to get close to her for Sandy’s sake
11. Lucy tries to get close
12. Mike starts to fall into it
13. Sandy calls
14. Mike becomes stone again
Neither of em are bad people. They are just bad for each other. The difference is, Mike knows it but just handles it badly.
Nex November 20, 2011, 12:36 PM EST.
So with that logic that “Mike knows it but just handles it badly”, would it mean that Lucy wouldn’t? That she can handle it better than Mike?
Wr3h November 20, 2011, 1:06 PM EST.
I respect that Mike loves Sandy, but why keep everything from Lucy? The only reason she loses her temper is because he’s such an a** to her.
blah November 20, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.
@Nex: You just descibed it perfectly. You receive one internet. Here you go.
I think I’m the 562,936,401st person to say “I CALLED IT”, but, I did. : 3
Now that I mention it, I don’t even remember if I remembered to comment on that page. Eh whatever.
Needless to say, everybody is now sad and angry and awkward. HOW WILL THIS END?!?? TUNE IN MONDAY or something, but it probably won’t skip ‘til then because 1. I’d like to see Lucy punch/kick/ hit/slap whatever Mike because, I mean, he’s Mike and 2. She’ll storm out, Mike’s sister will probably make some comment, the baby’s gonna feel rejected because she didn’t acknowledge him, and then everybody’s gonna be like “Wtf happened up there?” Then conspiracy theories and then Mike says it flat out, everyone’s happy although slightly worried for Lucy and then Sandy comes and hopefully her and Lucy will meet and then we get to have this big huge talk or they ignore each other but or none of this will happen and I’m all wrong but everyone will still be angry no matter what and I’m STILL ranting!
Enough. *waves hand in front of face*
Miiiiike. What are you staring aaaat?
Lucy is right in panel 9 totally right and her face is uguu gorgeous. : 3 I don’t think I’ve ever used “uguu” to describe ANYTHING before but. You get my drift. In fact, they’re all drawn pretty well on this page, except for maybe Mike in panel 4 and such, but still. : D
JC November 20, 2011, 2:50 PM EST.
@JC or the most likely, there’ll be a scene change to another character on monday just to stretch out the drama.
strider November 20, 2011, 3:28 PM EST.
At panel 9!!! I never seen Lucy blush like that!… Poor fella
Shephard November 20, 2011, 4:30 PM EST.
Now i see Sandy as Kaikaina Grif from red vs blue, or “Sister”. Not because she’s stupid, but because she can’t see the problems her relationship with Mike is causing. That and the fact Tex(Lucy) was/is jealous of her.
Charmdra November 20, 2011, 4:36 PM EST.
Beware of getting too deep. It can end poorly for you. On to the next one and learning. Be prepared. Be respectful. Be patient. Life often goes better for you.
Hoheh November 20, 2011, 7:07 PM EST.
well now, from how i see this lucy must of thought she still had a chance with him and or to atleast make amends and then mike says this, weither this has hurt lucy or this is surpised her, well lets hope it’s nothing terrible or something extremely bad.
Anima November 20, 2011, 8:27 PM EST.
I kind of hope Lucy gives up at this point…Because she has obviously been trying to at least repair the friendship to some degree. Now I think it is a matter of giving Mike space because he will finally see Sandy again in the flesh instead of on the phone. Yes, he is being a dick to Lucy, but he might become aware of his dickish ways some day soon. If not, it really isn’t worth Lucy’s time.
Iris November 20, 2011, 8:59 PM EST.
yes finally!! i cant WAIT to see how this goes!! i bet ya paulo’s gonna hit on her
iSpyy November 20, 2011, 9:25 PM EST.
@strider: I agree completely and, seeing as that’s all too probable, these next few pages will leave us very tense, sad, and exhaustingly drawn out. And it’d probably be even worse if it just skipped to Sandy’s visit.
JC November 20, 2011, 9:48 PM EST.
i hate this comic yet i can’t stop reading it
garbud November 20, 2011, 10:23 PM EST.
OMG .-. Sandy is comming *-* SANDY!
Tehehe~~! At least Mike will be happy~ YAY!
But Lucy… there are many fishes in the sea .-. Go fish, dear.
Kyosuke November 20, 2011, 10:24 PM EST.
I hope we get back to Abbey and Daisy soon =D
Laura November 20, 2011, 10:25 PM EST.
awww Why mike need to be so mean.
Lucy and he just are friends, not lovers
he still feel anything for her?
Chuck Norris November 20, 2011, 10:42 PM EST.
So happy you update with such frequency. Looking forward to tomorrow~ ♪
NadaBear November 20, 2011, 10:47 PM EST.
WAITING AND REFRESHING!!
Chuck Norris November 20, 2011, 10:51 PM EST.
waaa, update ;.;
Hayli November 20, 2011, 11:03 PM EST.
@kyosuke and not starting with FF cat.
Yorky November 20, 2011, 11:09 PM EST.
niiice y miss her a lot specially knowing her problems in the history
Knight-K November 20, 2011, 11:52 PM EST.
now to play the waiting game…
Sethorien November 21, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
oh snap the d-d-d-d-DEAL BREAKER well now she was like shazam without the suprize or excitement…………..dude……………dude
wanderingSOUL November 21, 2011, 9:51 PM EST.
By “Don’t ruin this for me” he means “Don’t make me like you”
StarSturdy November 22, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.
I see a yandere Lucy coming on when Sandy shows up.
Damn, things about to get interesting.
GJdude November 22, 2011, 3:52 PM EST.
Nah,. I never she was preggers, although it was interesting to contemplate what a crazy chick who lives in a permanent state of PMS would be like if she really did get pregnant.
You can’t force other people to care for you any more, Lucy, kitten. Like I said before, being dependent on someone does not force them to look after you.
You have to care for yourself first. Your happiness and well being is nobody’s job but your own.
Fruvous November 23, 2011, 11:42 AM EST.
I totally agree to that comment Owenn there has to be a PauloxLucy!!! Or at least a point where they at least try to make it work.
Vixen November 26, 2011, 11:53 PM EST.
That hurt my soul a little bit…
Nishakun December 5, 2011, 5:10 PM EST.
The biggest shock since Jesus rose from the dead.
Don\'t hate ppl December 30, 2011, 10:04 AM EST.
Heh, this is gonna turn out epic! , who will you choose? , or ?
castleofwarriors January 7, 2012, 7:35 PM EST.
HAHA! Oh god! Lucy must feel really awkward and ****** because Mike used what Lucy did to him and that Sandy’s coming!
Just sayin\' January 23, 2012, 3:00 AM EST.
… I cried tears of anger in this. GET OVER SANDY! Michael was SO CLOSE! I hate sandy.
TheShucke May 7, 2012, 8:14 PM EST.
I. Hate. You. MikexSandy.
Sarathewise February 1, 2013, 11:27 PM EST.
okay everybody, has ANYBODY NOTICED that as SOON as he hears from sandy, at all and in any way, shape, or form, he COMPLETELY and UTTERLY IGNORES LUCY’S FEELINGS, even if they had FINALLY BEEN GETTING ALONG. WOW MIKE, SMOOOOOOTH.
Astrid555.1 August 24, 2013, 10:20 AM EST.
wait, so i get it now. mike has conflicted feelings! ooh! yeah, he obviously is conflicted about sandy and lucy, because if he wasnt he wouldnt have freaking shunned lucy the minute he got sandy’s text. obviously.
Astrid555.1 September 12, 2013, 4:35 PM EST.
I thought either this or that she confessed her love to him (if that hasn’t already happened yet, I haven’t seen the older comics)
Cal September 28, 2013, 1:36 AM EST.
it’s funny, not in a ha-ha funny way, but in a sad way, because mike and lucy were getting along very well, and as soon as sandy texts mike, he turns full jerk, just because he heard from sandy. maybe she should be ‘eliminated’ from the comic, or they should break up or something, so that mike can be the normal adorable nice guy.
Carindel Girl September 28, 2013, 10:40 AM EST.
This is a little late to say it, but I’ve been MikexSandy from Day 1. Just a tiny counterweight to all of the Mike and Sandy hate in the comments.
Yes January 6, 2014, 6:27 PM EST.
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