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Yes. YES FINALLY GOD.
Jesus Mike took you long enough, maybe that stupid Lucy will learn her lesson and leave him alone.
This page is my favorite Mike x Lucy page now.
Ace November 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Mike is right sadly i wish he wasn’t.. Red outline around mike.. That’s a sign that he’s angry :3
WOW ACE. SERIOUSLY. LOL. ALL YOU TYPED WAS ANDSHGH OR SOMETHING THEN EDITED LOLOLOL
Hayli November 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Oh, well that went well.
Karoropuffs November 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
A rampaging hobo November 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Jake November 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Kill her Mike
Murderer November 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Seen this coming.
CC November 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Hopefully Lucy will learn to just move on to better things. But seeing as its cats and drama, of course she wont.. =/ Feels bad man.
G4N November 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Oh my god. Mike why.
GAAAH November 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
AW SNAP, stuffs gonna get ugly…
toXicus November 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
wow mike really? REALLY COME ON UNCLE ****ER
James November 23, 2011, 12:00 AM EST.
Damn, Mike is such a jerkface.
Ny November 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Sparkfur November 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
OH GOD NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO US NOOOOOOOOOOO STOP IT STOP IT ;_____________;
rdsgfjverdfsgv November 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
FFFF AAA WHO SAID THAT WHAT WHATWHA
Jay Tea November 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Mike you JERK
Flara November 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
And I wanted you to live. *checks off MikexDeath box*
JD November 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
I’m seriously finished with Mike… I can’t stand seeing him be such a jerk to everyone anymore, it’s disgusting
Marty B. November 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Golly Mike… that’s harsh….No way to treat someone who is trying to care for your well being… even if somewhat annoyingly so!
Nedzach November 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Well there goes mixexlucy for a few chapters o.o. I know that lucy has been a big part of mikes life, and she has caused quite a few problems, but wow this is quite harsh mike
kolarbear November 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
Awww, come on Mike, why you gotta be the worst?
KitCatFace November 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
God Damn Son. I might have to stay away from the comments section for a while cause people are gonna go crazy. I kinda like this, good confrontation. I feel so sorry for Lucy, but this was bound to happen sooner or later. God where will this go, maybe they really will get snowed in. It needed to happen sometime. Listening to your podcast right now, and its great. Thanks Taeshi. Prepare for a shitstorm. haha
Oh **** the play is gonna be pretty interesting.
Deuce Moose November 23, 2011, 12:01 AM EST.
WHAT THE CLUCK.
Kanonon November 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Hate detected, Firing Orbital Friendship cannon
CameronLux November 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Oh my… O_o
Commence Lucy to become so depressed she stops going to school, talking, until she commits suicide….
Look what you’ve done now mike….
Rainyday November 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Uskshaldnsvwjsvdidkwbzisbqkxjwhzow zie eicbr xi. (me bangin on keyboard)
Redneck November 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
so much hate!
wonder how Sandy would say about this?
Star Adder November 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
oooooh snap! that’s gotta ****in’ sting.
ChewySmokey November 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
**** just got real!
Richthofen November 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Took me a few minutes to take this in… WHATTA B*TCH HE IS. Times like these make me wonder how he was ever nice in the first place
ThatGirlWithGlasses November 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Now completely change your mind on the predetermined outcome of this story!
Athen November 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
Nice touch of red.
Shada November 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
…so much for mutual happyness… Lucy’s reaction wont be a good one…
Serapharah November 23, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
So much for turning things around for their friendship. Looks like the only chance now is either Sue’s play or whatever diabolical plan that ol’ gang dude has planned for them.
AnonymousMonkey November 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
wow, WHAT THE HELL, mike? why couldn’t you have just told lucy on the side if it was THAT big of a deal to stay friends? poor lucy, she doesn’t deserve this… she’s been trying her best to make things work, it’s not like she’s been trying to break him and sandy up. all she wants is to be friends again, ugguguuuu ;____;
Aika November 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
…..aaaaaaand wake up from the nightmare.
…..I SAID WAKE UP DAMN YOU.
DavCube November 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Evil Mike is evil.
Farren November 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Man, Lucy sucks.
zip November 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
Autumn November 23, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
aww, he just meant he “loves” you! he just mixed up the words!!
Candy Corn Lover November 23, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Apparently all it takes is one rejected confession of love for everything two friends have been through to be completely negated.
Mike, I don’t understand!
Mackkk November 23, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
just… holy crap mike… woah…
steve November 23, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
WHAT THE CLUCK.
Kanonon November 23, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
okay, now Mike has officially broken Lucy.
sen November 23, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
TT-TT …… Even though I saw this coming…….
Subaru November 23, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
Am I the only one who thinks Mike still sees Lucy trying to be friends with him as babysitting because he actually wants to babysit her, or at least protect her in some way, shape, or form? :c
Maybe that, or he needs to get off his high horse.
Milly November 23, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
I am this far:______ from not reading anymore. I have said in my previous comments that this storyline is getting too pathetic, but this proves it without a shadow of a doubt.
Stripes November 23, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
God I’ve never been so emotionally taken by a comic in quite a while It almost feels painful to sit through
CelPhone November 23, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
the sound of a hearts shattering
SpaceMouse November 23, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
I really wonder who said I hate you..I really hope it’s Lucy and on the next page she’ll tear him a new one but it will probably continue to be Mike being Mike :l
ToraPandoraPGS November 23, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
You… you… you ****ing *******.
I am so over Mike it’s not even funny.
Lucy, kick the **** out of him.
J.R. November 23, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Mike is just being an *******. He needs to get off of this period he’s having and chill out.
Oh well, this is the drama part of BCB. Hopefully we have some kind of other stuff go on while Sandy is in town.
Sven November 23, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
@Ny it’s ironic really, the moment Lucy stopped calling him a jerkface, he started being a jerkface.
That was pretty brutal on Mike’s part, I don’t think Lucy’s going to come up with a response to that. The real thing here is that mike is lying, hence what was happening a few pages ago. It’s pretty obvious that he’s lying to himself trying to prevent himself from liking Lucy because he has Sandy now. In the words of GlaDOS, “Well you have been replaced, I don’t need anyone now, when I delete you maybe I’ll stop feeling so bad.”
SomeLurker November 23, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
The middle panel Mike looks like he’s about to slaughter kittens…O.O
Candy Corn Lover November 23, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Talking the truth and being a jerk. I don’t really feel he has good reasons for hating her. It’s interesting to see The change in the relation since Lucy told him she loved him.
volgrand1 November 23, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
Kill it! Kill it with fire!
Mike has leveled up! He is now a master douche bag!
I try to keep. An open mind but I think mike just threw that out the window.
Although we don’t know who said “I hate you.”, it might have been Lucy saying that out of reflex but I don’t see how that will make it any better. Maybe it would at least mean he hasn’t gone that far.
Teeroy766 November 23, 2011, 12:05 AM EST.
MikeXLucy shippers just got pikes shoved up their asses and pulled out their mouths…
Ouch, now I can see how this is going to be the “ultra grieving, depressing, melodrama chapter”. I’m still hoping to see Lucy get some backbone towards Jerkface for once. That one moment would make me get up from my bed and clap like a ****** at my laptop.
Minty Fishbowl November 23, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Geez, this is the moment where you think, I saw this coming but didn’t want it to happen. You see the logic behind Mike’s anger, and you kinda have to agree with him… It makes your gut churn, because you think they wee supposed to make up, but you realize that it wasn’t going to happen. Excellent job with realistic plot vs. idealistic plot Taeshi, and I cannot wait until the next comic. Only comment is I’m somewhat unsure of who’s saying “I Hate You” in the last panel, and I agree with Deuce Moose, prepare for some hate comments.
Esty November 23, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
and yet he still invited her into his house….. mike you be bipolar
chellby November 23, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
No God damn it no WHY MIKE
Scott Nishida November 23, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
Seriously…? Mike just….just….ugh…MEN! -.-
RiverSong November 23, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
It’s just cliffhanger after cliffhager! Poor mike and Lucy, so young and dramatic
8bitpie November 23, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
MIKE I HATE YOU. SO MUCH. >:U >:C OH MY GOD I CAN’T BELIEVE HE JUST SAID THAT TO LUCY.. I’M GONNA KICK HIM IN THE NUTS FOR THAT
LemonFilling November 23, 2011, 12:06 AM EST.
… Well, I suppose things went about as well as they possibly could have, given the recent circumstances.
Kakashi November 23, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
We need a rest from the heartbreak of the main characters. Did I hear a chapter dedicated to background characters? No? Well, I really need to get this hearing aide fixed.
Rectification November 23, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
Impending suicide in about 3 pages now.
Meekl November 23, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
I can’t decide who’s more at fault here xD Lucy clearly has some major issues she should probably try to work through, but she’s been trying to be Mike’s friend even through all the crap he’s put her through.
Then again, Mike has every right to not want to be friends any more, even though he could have handled it better.
I was never a MikexLucy fan anyway, though, so I don’t really care if Mike hates her or not xD
Eemia November 23, 2011, 12:07 AM EST.
So disappointed, maybe it’ll turn around.
CJ4ocean November 23, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
I can’t believe there were actually people waiting for this. I mean, it was expected, but still, he could have gone about it in a better way, rather than just drop the bomb on her like that. It’s like he wants to go out of his way to hate her.
Mike, you jerk
poubelle November 23, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
@ DavCube: YES, PLEASE BE A NIGHTMARE!
@ comic: I am not sure who said “I hate you.” but MIKE GODDAMMIT!!! WHY DO YOU NOT WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH LUCY?!?!?!?!?! She ONLY wants to be FRIENDS!
Ice Sheild November 23, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
Jack November 23, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
I still say he’s gunna tie her to the bed and set the house on fire. Really.
On a different note he might just pull her into a hug and say “fooled ya” that would be a truckload of fun. I also think Lucy said ” I hate you” because you see mike waiting and the a different text color for it, or I’m completely wrong, either way its not good man, not good at all.
Deadspace II November 23, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
come on Lucy you got 17 more pages to fix this!! uuuhhhgg taeshi you make me hate you sometimes… youre too good at this
anon November 23, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
mike all the lucy fans are going to kill you
Kyute November 23, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Im sorry but in the the middle panel mike looks BA
YoungVegeta November 23, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
Well, that’s it. I officially hate Mike. Bleh. I mean part of Lucy deserved that, but not at the magnitude and craziness Mike just displayed…. ohhhh boy. I feel bad for Lucy right now : /
Amaris November 23, 2011, 12:09 AM EST.
*Sharp Inhale* Ouch… I love the drama.
memyselfandi November 23, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
ok.. untill he changes his attitude
im a pauloxlucy
CaptainMorgan November 23, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Well on the bright side. At least he didn’t hit her… ^^;
AmberPhoenix November 23, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
@Amaris i think lucy deserved it
YoungVegeta November 23, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
Lucy: I love you.
I HATE YOU
revengineer November 23, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
he’s totally kidding himself, we all saw how he was a few pages ago. This had me worried at first, but if he’s not being true to himself, then I guess there’s nothing to worry about.
(omg please let there be nothing to worry about)
HyperBallistic November 23, 2011, 12:12 AM EST.
There are ways to tell things, and Mike really did it the wrong way =/
DarkRaziel November 23, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
-kicks Mike in the head- you fail Mike you’re horrible.
RoseVee November 23, 2011, 12:13 AM EST.
He hates her, but I wonder why he hates her? Care to explain Mike?
Darf14 November 23, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
But he’s not upset only when Lucy’s around. Haley even said that he’s in a bad mood whenever he’s not talking to Sandy.
I don’t get it. He was thankful that Lucy was honest with him about her feelings when she confessed. Then they avoided each other for a while and Lucy picked herself back up. Now that she’s just trying to be friends again, he doesn’t want anything to do with her. Just because she likes you doesn’t mean you’ll be cheating on Sandy if you stay friends with her, Mike!
vivilynx November 23, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
i Officially hate mike now he just had to say something harsh to lucy like that and all she wanted to do was fix the bridge of friendship and he just burns it down completely.
I hope sandy finds out that he is a utter jerk face and dumps him >:) I would If a guy hurts anouther girl like that!
Mimichi1234312 November 23, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
Wow, just wow. Poor Lucy, all this time she had been trying to be friends with Mike, and he is Being all mean and hormonal just because he used to act like her babysitter. Hasn’t he considered that she has changed also, and doesn’t he realize that now she might become depressed, considering how they used to be best friends even with her being mean. He has only started acting this way to her after he started dating Sandy, combined with Lucy admitting her love. Why doesn’t he remember the good old times before he started dating Sandy (or as I like to call this period, The Dark Ages)
Which reminds me, Where is Yashy and all of the other pets in all of this funness
Lizzy November 23, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
Reminiscing about the good times that Mike and Lucy had…
It’s a shame that they’re fighting so much as of late.
I really hope something works out for Lucy, and Mike, well,
thinking about it, I need to brush up actually, cause I forgot what’s happened again, so I don’t really want to disrespect Mike quite just yet.
Homeslice20x6 November 23, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
You know what, Mike? You can focus on soley Lucy’s ‘abusive’ behavior toward you all these years when there -were- good times and aspects about your friendship, little-known as they are.
You can shun her and shoot down every apologetic move on her part, you can ignore her attempts without even a polite “Thanks” before you return to your emo corner with your cell phone clutched in your hand.
But what you’re doing now, holding her with her back to the wall of your room, gripping her with both hands, and yelling down at her? Purposely trying to terrify her? Basically telling her that the only times you are ever -unhappy- is when you remember that she exists?
At this very moment you are being a -terrible- person, and I’m disappointed.
Skygaze November 23, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
Wait….which one said “I hate you”? o.o
I’m guessing Mike but I could be wrong…..
Anonynony November 23, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
Mike…I officially hate you now! You are going into the group with Sandy and Jasmine. You went too far there bucko!
Lucy girl MOVE ON!!!! He is def not worth it!
This is the reason why I never liked the Lucy and Mike pairing! I still have my fingers crossed for PauloxLucy! ^^
But then again it’s stuff like this that makes BSCB the best webcomic out there! You just keep coming back for more! If only this had daily posts! I can never get enough of it.
ChicaBoricua November 23, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
If I have learned anything -thanks skool- its that time heals, no matter what the problem, it will most likely be resolved, I have had situations in my life somewhat similar to this, and a bit later it was just out the window, I wouldn’t b suprised if they made up in the next few chapters, atleast I can hope… no matter how much he denies it, mike need her also, she’s a long time friend and he’s just overreacting
kolarbear November 23, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
xxyzx123 November 23, 2011, 12:17 AM EST.
Mike do you know you have been dipped in the darkness….
maik-eshul is it wrong if lucy want to be your friend again? Maik-eshul i know you are right but you can’t say like that to your own bestfriend. she’s the only one who will be beside you when you are crying or somewhat angry. SHES TRYING TO CALM YOU DOWN. Maik-eshul you really make me mad now. smash the iphone now or i will take it and use it forever
Lucas is now very mad >:( November 23, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Oh my, just…
Delusional November 23, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
wait….why does Mike have tears in his eyes in the second to last panel?….
RoseVee November 23, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Sad outcome there. Mike clearly has made up his mind about this.
Adrian Fife November 23, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Mike is such a jerk. Really, I can’t stand seeing him shattering Lucy’s heart. Lucy is a kitty with troubles, anybody can tell that, you can’t just drop that bomb on her. She is trying with all her strenght to be nice, to keep being friends… but no… he keeps rejecting her, making her feel awful…
If Sandy heard about Mike being such a jerk, she’d probably dump him. Sandy looks like a nice girl. I wouldn’t tolerate that behaviour in my boyfriend.
Paw November 23, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
SNAP!!! d’ya hear that? that is the sound of everybody’s Patience, the THIN ice that mike WAS skating on, … possibly Lucy’s last bit of sanity, etc.
Different Adam November 23, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
Wow… that was… just… damn, that was harsh but I guees Mike needs to clear the things with Lucy
Cadmus November 23, 2011, 12:19 AM EST.
Mike hates her because he finally got fed up with over a decade’s worth of Lucy’s abrasive and caustic behavior towards him. The Acapulco arc revealed that this had Mike convinced (note that he did always believe this), that Lucy does not care for him. He stayed with her out of a sense of obligation, but without a genuine affection for her, or at the very least that affection was buried deep, deep under his rage. Without genuine affection, he found it harder and harder to go through the motions of being Lucy’s friend, until he said, “Screw this, I’m done!” Ironically, I think Lucy’s confession may have served as a catalyst for his breaking off his friendship with Lucy. He couldn’t reconcile the disparity between her treatment of him with her feelings for him, so he chose to believe that she was simply trying to cling even harder to him.
edgelesspigeon November 23, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
Yes, this is so sweet.
skmojo November 23, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
@ SomeLurker: Nice GLaDoS reference there!
Ice Sheild November 23, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
Rollercoaster of a chapter indeed. Fingers crossed this gets better, as hopefully the rollercoaster can only go up from here
That was pretty harsh of Mike. C’mon Lucy, Hang in there! There’s more to this, and deep down he does care. Otherwise this reaction wouldn’t be this intense.
ShokandAwe November 23, 2011, 12:20 AM EST.
“Every problem has been down to you” I think we all know that is a pile of *%&*
If anything Lucy hasn’t done a thing to cause anything and in fact the person who caused the last problem (Being paired with Lucy) was Mike himself
Mike is just too stuck up about it and is using Lucy as a scapegoat.
Won’t be long till he alienates the rest of his friends
Russia November 23, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
mike is officially unforgivable :l
grinchinator November 23, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
Mike, no! How could you!!! Why would you say such a thing!? You can’t possibly mean it! This isn’t the Mike I remember!
Xenos November 23, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
**** just got real? More like SHIP JUST GOT SUNK
Smash Genesis November 23, 2011, 12:21 AM EST.
YOU LOSE. GOOD DAY SIR.
Poor Lucy. Of course, it wouldn’t be December without horrible, horrible heartbreak and Mike blaming all his problems on Lucy.
Titanium Dragon November 23, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
I hope Mike gets dumped by Sandy and he realizes what a ******* he is. If that word got censored out, my apologies. But he really is horrible there. “You still keep trying to talk to me”? Excuse me Mike, but Lucy was staying the heck away from you. You’re the idiot who forced the teacher Mr. Noodles to pair you up together. Not Luce.
You’re a master at this story for making me feel this ticked off at a character, Taeshi. Lucy I didn’t like in the beginning, for her in-your-face attitude, and Michael I loved because he was sweet and genuinely trying to do the right thing. Now my opinions of the characters have completely switched. Lucy started being nice to Mike and he immediately dropped her and started being a complete jerk, escalating to this moment. It’s realistic but it feels so wrong because we as the readers understand that Lucy has some major abandonment issues.
But what really strikes me is that Lucy hasn’t flamed up at him once since she admitted her feelings for him, and it’s now, when she’s acting most vulnerable, that Mike is choosing to tear her face off every chance he gets—even if she doesn’t do anything to welcome it, like in the classroom when they were paired up for that assignment. She didn’t do anything and he thought he saw their pairup coming and BAM! Rips into Lucy in front of the whole class and mouths off to the teacher, only to find out they weren’t originally together in the first place.
Lucy may have some problems, and she may be overly dependent on people, but the real person who has a problem here is Michael. He’s become a bully and it’s rather unwarranted, given that Lucy is being kind now for the first time. She may have deserved it in the beginning, but not now.
I hope she doesn’t commit suicide or something over this. This is entirely messed up.
Friday, why can’t you come sooner T-T
SonicdaShapeshifter November 23, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
Funny, he didn’t seem to hate her until that conscience of his kicked in. And he seemed pretty happy to be with her in the past. Just saying…
BlueSaved November 23, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
Ugh, this is just so wrong. Lucy is TRYING to make amends, and Mike is just being a total dick about all of this. He was CLEARLY fine with all of this while he was playing video games with her, but as soon as Sandy comes back into the picture through the text message, he’s all like, “oh right, I’m supposed to be hating Lucy.” These aren’t his true feelings, he’s just ACTING like he hates her so much because he’s afraid of admitting his friendship with her while he’s dating Sandy, and he’s using the “I’m not your babysitter anymore” argument to justify all of his false hatred towards her. It’s stupid.
I swear, Mike needs to take a chill pill. What’s in the past is in the past. GET OVER IT.
Nolithium November 23, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
Mike… stop acting like a total…
Blue November 23, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
mikexsandy fans who says : haha lucy you ******! MIKEXSANDY FOREVER! YAY! i will beat them
Lucas is calming a little November 23, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
Oooh snap, it’s going to be Another Shoulder all over again.
Blueb November 23, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
the little tear in mike’s eye shows that he’s hurting in saying that
but I’m not pitying him yet, Lucy actually wants to fix things up with him. Even though mike is right about Lucy having depended on him and abused him in the past, he didn’t need to show it out like this.
Which really makes me curious what will happen when sandy comes to visit. really curious
Fu-Rank November 23, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
ARE YOU BLIND MIKE!? She’s changed, do what church did and let it go! Or did you forget what happened a few minutes ago!?
Looks at omega, “I bet this is your fault somehow….”
Omega, “don’t blame me” crosses fingers
Charmdra November 23, 2011, 12:25 AM EST.
Wow, Mikey’s really radiating the mega-sieverts of douche-radiation here, isn’t he? If he got his head out of his arse for ten seconds, he’d realize there’s more to life than “him and his girl” and here Lucy is, just trying to be *friends*. Instead, he gives her a one-two slap to the face and pride as a woman. This is the kind of guy I’d beat the snot out of for doing this to people, maybe someone else in the cast can remind him with a broken nose.
I unno, some guy November 23, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
This is the jerk giving you his reason to be. Give it up.
Doublet November 23, 2011, 12:27 AM EST.
Hey guys, I think he may not like her, anyone else feeling that?
Treeless Druid November 23, 2011, 12:28 AM EST.
Well.. guess she kind of deserved it… No, wait, she REALLY deserved it.
Manxis November 23, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
Mike you had no right to say that cuz we all know deep down you dont hate her. So what in your right mind made you tell Lucy you hate her and you should no longer have your man card any more -takes away Mikes man card-
GearsofWar Fan4Life November 23, 2011, 12:29 AM EST.
Welp. There goes your scapegoat, Mike.
I think, if Mike did say the “I hate you” bit, Lucy’s going to go cry, and then Auggy will come, beat her out of her depressive state (Cus, despite him being classified as the villain of this comic, his words do have an impact on her, and they’ve helped her out a lot. She’s made more progress, emotionally, talking to Augustus, then with anyone else. Paulo’s a close second though.) and the next time Mike sees Lucy, she will feel nothing for him.
That will get to Mike, and he’ll probably purposely try and bring her down; those that supposedly hate others want to either A) Bring the person they hate down to their level, so they can feel the same way the person does, or B) Ignore the person they hate completely, and never talk to them again.
Knowing Mike, he’s going to aim for option A. The friends will split between them, taking sides for their com-padres and whatnot.
But after the events that JUST happened, my opinion is that Lucy’s gonna either A) Slap Mike for him saying he hates her, and runs away, saying she’ll take all the work, so he doesn’t have to see her face, or B) break down right there and then.
If Lucy was the one that said “I hate you.”, then Mike will either be happy that she feels the same way, so that she’ll leave him alone, or else not get phased at all and in essence say “make me a sammich hoe, and gtfo.” Lucy’s nothing more to him than a bottom bitch after he talks to Sandy, apparently.
You know, I’m glad that this happened. If there was any other way the past few pages were going to end, I was going to have a heart attack from the sheer “What a TWEEST” overloads.
the other white meat November 23, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
… Mike, was that really necessary.
Jenn November 23, 2011, 12:30 AM EST.
Hmm, while I do think that was pretty harsh I’m not really hating on mike too much right now. One of two things is going on right now to me: Mike is try to push lucy away for some reason only known to him, or he genuinely dislikes lucy and does not want to be friends with her anymore because she makes his life difficult and stressful. Either way I don’t necessarily think his outburst of angerhate was un-warranted.
Zyr November 23, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
i can get frustration, but to flat out hate somebody you have always known, not to mention i keep going back to that chapter where they get stuck in that ****** part of town and they protect each other from rape cat… how does he just forget that
Thespianut November 23, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
God, I just…just when I started to understand Mike a little, he pulls something like this. Mike, I can see your side of this and I understand how being around Lucy must feel for you, but…you’re outwardly trying to her hurt her. Why would you do something like that? I don’t care how much you say you hate her, this isn’t you. You’ve never been like this to anyone, and Lucy is not the first person in the world to ever treat you badly. Why to this extent, Mike? What drove you to go this far? I just can’t even fathom it right now. You make no sense to me right now, Mike; I understand why you’re ****** at her, but she’s trying to deal with you not liking her and is changing herself for you and you aren’t even giving her a chance. Maybe she doesn’t deserve one, but you certainly aren’t acting like anyone who’s even worth her time. I try to understand how you’re under stress and how that makes you feel, but the moment I try, you just become utterly unforgivable. Hell, Augustus is treating her better than you are, and he barely freaking knows her.
Tsukaiz November 23, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
did Lucy say she hates him or did he say he hates Lucy? @____@
SEE THIS IS MY POINT. //THIS// is what Lucy gets for stepping out of all her comfort zones and shoving herself out there AS A FRIEND, trying be a FRIEND, trying to come out of her shell FINALLY even after being hurt, even with the certainty that she will almost INDEFINITELY be hurt again this time, SHE TRIES ANYWAY. NOT TO BE HIS GIRLFRIEND, JUST TO BE HIS BLOODY FLIPPING FRIEND… and ///////////THIS/////////// is what she gets. what heartless jack*** thinks this is okay? you guys ( the ones saying this is okay ) are disgusting; this is just flat-out inhuman. no strike that, it’s VERY human, but it’s very inhuman/e/. :\\
I hope he has to spend a depressingly lonely Christmas, so maybe for once he’ll know what it feels like. Granted he’ll turn right around and forget it. but he deserves at least one holiday of it….
honestly I don’t think Mike’s even worth trying to be friends with… obviously the sweet honest caring guy she got to know isn’t real. he could never have treated her like this, all “romantic” ( or lack there of ) things aside…
she’s fighting for a friend who doesn’t even exist :\\
snubbing her from the beginning would be one thing, but there’s absolutely no justification for this…. ( pretending to be her friend and care about her even remotely ) especially not to the extreme levels he took it… Her entire childhood spent with him was all completely fabricated by him…. he’s practically ripping her entire childhood/past out fro under her feet… how do you deal with something like that?!
and even with the argument that maybe he’s pushing her away because he has feelings for her; no. just no. if this was the case, he should be EXPLAINING that to her. this is brutal, heartless, outright, deliberate hurt. there is no way he could not KNOW what he is doing. no amount of bull**** self-centered excuses could explain or make up for this behavior. there is no real reasoning behind this. there is no reasonable purpose. not by any ridiculous stretch unless you are just completely naive. and regardless of whether a reader is or isn’t, we all know Mike isn’t.
annon November 23, 2011, 12:31 AM EST.
I can tell Mike has a large *****. It all makes sense now.
MiM November 23, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
I am so hoping Sandy was accidentally on the phone for that or he accidentally left all that on her voicemail…
No reason to bark at her like that, no reason to make it seem like his life was miserable only because of her. At one time she made him happy and he wanted to be with her… shes just trying to mend a broken friendship despite being awkward about it and he plays nice and seems to enjoy her for a bit then bites her head off… Never was a fan of MikexLucy… always liked PauloxLucy or stangely AugustusxLucy though I dont think it will happen.
Umber November 23, 2011, 12:32 AM EST.
Why is it, that the only thing, I can think about, is, that Lucy should finally say something to him. I hope it’s her saying “I hate you”. That would sum things up pretty well after my opinion. Lucy, he’s not worth loving. Not anymore.
I’m still excited to see, what happens when Sandy comes to town. Would be great to see a happy Mike for again… even though it would be nicer, if it was because of Lucy.
Lily November 23, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
way to pave your road in tears, Mike… your like the most emotional guy i have ever seen. like a pms-ing b****.
but we still love your evil. >:)
Pecan November 23, 2011, 12:33 AM EST.
Mike hates Lucy?
Well it’s about time he made that clear, but really - does he need to be so harsh? I mean, she’s stopped depending needlessly on him… for the most part. She even started making up for their previous argument just so they can at least be friends again. Now she’s willing to accept that he loves Sandy and he tells her that he HATES her!? What is with this guy!?!
Mike is going to be mauled to pieces by Lucy in 3…2…
or maybe Lucy’ll have a breakdown. Great Christmas present Mike.
Irenezelle November 23, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
“You see me upset because you’re always around”
Another Pile of *&$* The only times Lucy is anywhere near Mike now is; In class, In the cafeteria and that school play they were both drafted into
This is my prediction: In the time before Sandy arrives all of his friends will see him as the ******* he really is. When Sandy arrives she’ll want to see his friends (I’ll predict Mike will get really assy about it) When she does they’ll tell him how he really acts. Sandy will break up with Mike, Mike will blame Lucy (who might not even be with his friends considering). Add all of this together and Mike will be the next Final Fantasy Cat
Russia November 23, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
Oh, sh**! Holy crap!
Random Internet Loser November 23, 2011, 12:36 AM EST.
And then Mike’s relationship fails~
Oh man really though I would laugh so hard If Sandy just LEFT him after her visit, if she realized how much of a crap he can be.
Dragnite November 23, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
“Grabs knife” I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS TOTAL BULL! Maybe you haven’t noticed, but Lucy has been nothing but nice to you ever since alcopoco. She protected you from gang members! What you’re doing is ten times worse than all the bullying she did to you. Go to your little cell phone island and be happy. I’m done.
Charmdra November 23, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
……………… Well. Just… well. But… why? I don’t understand. Hopefully I will by the end of this chapter, though.
Jessica U. Ingmann November 23, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
Dino November 23, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
That “I hate you” looks like the bubble is pink.
Shiloh November 23, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
Wow, zachary was right! He should beat up mike though
Chelis November 23, 2011, 12:39 AM EST.
And with this, I do not expect Mike to be in the Friend group now. Think about it, other than Daisy, who else is really there to be with Mike? Maybe Abbey, but that’s mostly because of Daisy. Most of the people at the table are Lucy people, so when (If) Lucy tells any of the others(especially the girls), Mike will be pushed out hard.
InRe November 23, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
In Elder scroll terms, Lucy’s been working at getting her conversational skill up to a decent level, but Mike’s been grinding skill levels in ‘being a dick’ for months now
opalord November 23, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
Yes, Mike’s being a jerk, but Lucy being nice ever since Acapulco is probably too little too late for Mike. Lucy’s been abrasive and mean to him for over a decade. Lucy’s going to have to work really, really hard if there is going to be any reconciliation.
edgelesspigeon November 23, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
The cartoon cats can’t hear you.
Just thought you idiots should know.
Jerk_Magic_Inc November 23, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
What you said… must happen.
Dragnite November 23, 2011, 12:40 AM EST.
JESUS, well mike not saying your being a douche bag but ya gotta been less harsh. For those who will forever hate mike cause of this are not seeing the bigger picture here. I won’t bother explaining it cause I’d have to type a huge wall of text most of you wouldn’t bother to read.
BlackStealth08 November 23, 2011, 12:41 AM EST.
Mike, now everyone will hate you… *sigh*
well, maybe now Lucy can move on. And Mike wont be so… mean. Im honestly suprised that noones said anything to him about it! Does Lucy even still hang out with sue and all them? Cuz she was not there during Tess’s birthday thingy arc.
Ranki November 23, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
Actually, I’m pretty interested it what you would have to say.
edgelesspigeon November 23, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
damm, why did you do that!
alex November 23, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
I don’t buy it.
klv3s November 23, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
Slightly hoped things would get better, things didn’t. I see what seems like a tear in Mike’s eye; is it indicative of having trouble saying it or how much emotion he’s putting into what he’s saying?
Ravux November 23, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
and I am SO glad his family sees what a jerk he’s become. I hope Sandy and his friends will follow and that he will get a NASTY reality slap. I still don’t wish doom on him, once he’s got his fair slap in the face, hey, fine, let life be unfair and decide to be nice to him anyways. but PLEASE, just one HUGE slap like the one he truly deserves. I WILL KISS THE GROUND THE DAY THIS COMES.
I will also eat my socks if Mike and Lucy end up together in the end. Mike does not deserve her or the level of loyalty she has put into trying to earn his friendship, much less any amount of her love/permanence. I /HOPE/ it was Lucy saying she hated him with huge teary eyes that show just how much he has torn her apart. :\\ I hope the jack*** will see it and realize what a horrible person he has been and how much worse he is getting.. I hope he realizes how much she actually dared to flipping care about his sorry self-centered, heartless, shallow, self-righteous ***.
she didn’t deserve to be treated like a charity case… this is sick and disgusting :\\
annon November 23, 2011, 12:45 AM EST.
Owch. Still, can’t say she didn’t deserve it.
Arkairyn November 23, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
Yes, The cartoon cats cannot hear us, though I doubt any of us will quit trying to talk to them.
I sincerely hope this is not a typical ‘will they, won’t they’ comic. I’d like to see the main characters go their separate ways but remain/become friends. it would be interesting and refreshing.
Ren November 23, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
@edgelesspigeon She may have been abrasive, but only mildly, mike can shrug that much off. But noooo, he just has to keep dwelling on the past. At this point, I give up. Mike, your just hopeless. Like I said before I can stomach mike x sandy, but not anymore.
Charmdra November 23, 2011, 12:47 AM EST.
I was wondering when all of his pent up anger at being used by Lucy was going to come out.
As for the explosive rant, maybe now Lucy will finally understand that he doesn’t want to be around her anymore than is absolutely necessary. He clearly tried backing away from her quietly but she wouldn’t let it happen, I think he was thinking of her feelings. She couldn’t take a hint so it had to spelled out for her.
And sure, he may not feel it deep down that he truly hates her. But those are his wishes anyway. He doesn’t want to see her so she shouldn’t force her will upon him.
But it is great that Lucy truly tried. She’s beginning to move forward but she won’t be able to take a full step until she really lets Mike go.
And one last thought, I had skimmed through the comments and one had talked about how he should be worried about her depression. A persons inability to handle the things in their life should not bring another down. For example: Should a person be forced to be another’s friend because the other is threatening suicide?
“Don’t make another person’s problems your own.” <—I have to remember that a lot with a lot of people I deal with on a daily basis.
Melly November 23, 2011, 12:48 AM EST.
Ten years is a lot of past to get over (and memory is the key). I guess how mild her behavior was is in the eye of the beholder, but even Zachary, who wanted to prevent this from happening, point out that she was “kind of abusive” to Mike.
edgelesspigeon November 23, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
I’ve been following this comic for around a year or so…and aside from a couple of chapters, I’ve never been so…hurt. Mike has been getting worse and worse for months now…and…and I don’t know if I can like him anymore. He just went the way of so many of my friends from back in Highschool that it brings up emotions that I haven’t felt in eight years…way to ___ up a potentially life long friendship, you heartless, uncaring B!TC# !!!
Unorez November 23, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
Hmmm. A tear from Mike as he tells Lucy the truth? A sign of what’s to come?
Or maybe it’s just frustration.
I apologise if others have touched on this.
Henry November 23, 2011, 12:49 AM EST.
Why mike, why?
iLuvCarter November 23, 2011, 12:50 AM EST.
Sooo… 8 PM, time to drive Lucy to suicide? Happy Holidays.
If I hadn’t seen her trying to act so strong recently, I’d expect her to start yelling back. I feel as if she’s going to just back down now and leave. I don’t think Mike’ll let her talk and try to reason with him anymore at this point.
Mewzia November 23, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
His outline color changed in the last panel. The same color the text of that final “I hate you” is in. Maroon, as in dark anger.
… Uhg… when Sandy dumps him I’m going to throw a damn party.
He does not deserve Sandy, if he’s capable of this. He does not deserve Lucy if he can’t even fess up to the fact that he at least likes her enough to date, if Sandy wasn’t there.
I can only comfort myself with my newest prediction.
Sandy is going to be distant and awkward with him, to begin with. Then he will get two or three days of joy (just so he knows what joy really is) before she is confronted with Paulo, who’s been comforting Lucy for the passed time. The first words from his mouth will be “I hate you.”
She will find out about Lucy, and she’ll be fine until she’s told how he TREATED Lucy.
Then she will leave. Then he will know the despair she feels now.
Oh, and if I had one superpower it would be the ability to enter any world read, watched, or played. I would first go into Twilight and turn a flamethrower on Edward and end it then and there, before the Antichrist baby-sue monstrosity can even think of existing. Then I would come here and deliver the talking to of Mike’s life… after I bloodied his nose and broke those hands he’s holding her with now.
And believe me, if I could I wouldn’t dwadle with whether or not he deserves it or I’m capable of it. I just hope Abbey or Paulo does it for me.
Biblioholic November 23, 2011, 12:51 AM EST.
its weird how people think lucy said ‘i hate you’. come on guys, it was mike
grinchinator November 23, 2011, 12:53 AM EST.
Wait, was it Lucy or Mike who said “I hate you”
Zilla November 23, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
… I can’t believe I am actually crying… But to tell you the truth..mike is right……..
u.u .. team: Mikexlucy <3
Leen619 November 23, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
Hate, Mike? Oh, come on. That’s too much. Even for you. I can accept him not liking Lucy. I can accept him not wanting to be friends even. Because it can be frustrating when you’re trying to give the cold shoulder/sever ties and people just can’t take the hint.
But hate? For what? What has Lucy done that can garner hatred so badly? Shiiiit. Now we gotta way two more days for this thing. It’s gonna drive me a little bit nuts. *grinds teeth with impatience*
DiDi November 23, 2011, 12:55 AM EST.
i been waiting for this moment for a while, it was obious he was tired of their relationship long before people started calling him a jerk, but seriously she needed it speeled out…..-sigh-
anyway i like the art
Dracke November 23, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
MIKE leveled up!! MIKE learned AWKWARD SUBMISSION CHOKEHOLD!
Oh and um theres no way Mike can get out of this guilt-free.
No flippin way. I will rage. (but not rage-QUIT…)
Dragnite November 23, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
@edgelesspigeon still that doesn’t give him the right to act like Lucy was his worst enemy for his entire life. And at this point, he’s so far in his little sexting life that he can’t see what he’s doing. At this point not even delta can get through the little ****tards head. Yeah I’m not censoring anymore. Mike has officially been declared as my least favorite character of all time.
Charmdra November 23, 2011, 12:56 AM EST.
*Cough* Admittedly, she did have it coming. I would say, based upon the fact that he did already tell her to go away in a kind manner and yet she persisted, this was about his only option.
He didn’t treat Lucy that poorly in the beginning, if you’ll remember. They were actually pretty good friends - from what I see, she drove him to do what he is doing on this page, unfortunately.
Rhundwin November 23, 2011, 12:58 AM EST.
you know, following BCB for about 3 years, seeing how these two characters as good friends and then seeing their friendship going down hill like this REALLY HURTS.
i never knew seeing two talking ficitonal cats could tear me up so much ahhh
dummy November 23, 2011, 1:00 AM EST.
Nope. That’s it. I don’t care who’s right, I don’t care who’s wrong, this is unacceptable. Mike DIES.
TLV November 23, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.
A very heavy handed response from Mike, but at least they’re finally being honest with each other. Here’s to hoping Lucy withdraws from Mike’s life without too much damage.
Spectre39 November 23, 2011, 1:01 AM EST.
Hey, at least he isnt bull ******* her.
Brutal-Earthworm November 23, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
I just don’t know why Mike hates her. He had the biggest CRUSH on her for such a long time. And he was going after her, and she was pushing him away because she knew that the only reason he came back to her was because Sandy moved away(AND because she couldn’t admit she liked him too). Then he all of a sudden gets a letter back from Sandy and just drops his feelings (mostly). Then I guess I can understand him wanting Lucy to back off so he can focus on Sandy (fair enough)but he’s putting way too much blame on her. She was mean but it wasn’t past the extent of “jerk-face” and always wanting him to spend time with her. She brushed off his feelings and acted like a kid (you know, since they are kids) and now Mikes remembering that? Lucy was his best friend in a way, and when friends need help, you help them. Lucy is not a bad person and was always there to help Mike, even during that fight. No matter how ((“abusive” )I really just see it as being “Tsundere” - look it up) Lucy was, she doesnt deserve this kind of abusive in return. I hope after this Mike gets whatever hes working towards (because I don’t think Sandy is the one for him) and Lucy finds her way with someone who will be able to understand her.
-here’s an apology for another wall of text-
Tickled November 23, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
Either I have a terrible memory or Lucy has mainly been distancing from Mike. I think its all in his head…
I mean I just remember her confessing her feelings and then distancing again, not the constant pestering he sees…
Dragnite November 23, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
This comic pulls me in more and more every time
Chompy November 23, 2011, 1:04 AM EST.
‘I hate you’
Ohhh, such strong words. Regrettable words.
The rest of this chapter will interesting enough.
Convict November 23, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.
Melly- I agree a person shouldn’t force themself to be someone’s friend because the person immaturely threatened suicide… but I think the point is, you shouldn’t even pretend to be. which is exactly what he did for their entire childhood and part of the teenage years. “the almighty wonderful Mike” “took pity on her” and “majestically sacrificed himself” for “the good of Lucy” because “he’s just that awsome a guy”. I cannot make a face that shows enough of a death glare for my feelings towards this. I have no problem with him dating Sandy. no problem with him not dating Lucy. no problem with him not wanting to be her friend. what I do have a problem with is him leading her on the way he did. letting her believe he cared about her. that he was her friend. that she meant absolutely anything to him at all. further more I would like to remind everyone that MIKE ALSO USED LUCY AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR SANDY BACK IN THE DAY.
I have been in the position of a person trying to “wean” another person off of them before. and while I understand that in ridiculously clingy cases you must be harsh at first, this extent is beyond ridiculous. on top of that I have also been exactly in Lucy’s place before as well.
and no, believe it or not, we DON’T want your pity. shocking as this may be, we actually DON’T enjoy thinking that for once someone might actually care about us and understand us, even just as a friend, to then suddenly, years and years down the road, be informed that it was all just an act of pity. thanks, BUT KEEP YOUR PITY TO YOURSELF. how do you think you’d feel if you were treated like a charity case? and it’s pretty d*** self-righteous to assume we even want your “amazing honor of pity” to begin with.
ofcourse we like friends. everyone likes friends. but that doesn’t mean we want you to “majestically force yourself to be our friend” “because you’re just that great a person”. we never asked you to make yourself be our friend. you did it. without even bothering to see if we wanted you to. “hey, who wouldn’t want your amazing company?” flipping bite me.
rune November 23, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.
I notice that everyone is thinking the obvious, but it might not have been Mike who said “I hate you”. It is entirely possible that Lucy has finally found where she hid her back bone.
But still… terrible scene. This chapter is looking worse and worse by the page (and I”m not talking about the art, which is great as always.)
Trace November 23, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.
taesh what the hell :\ You’re turning mike into an anti-sue!
Sethorien November 23, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
If Lucy commits its suicide and mike says good riddance. Then I give up, he’s too far gone, I’d rather have mike or sandy die than this piece of ****
Charmdra November 23, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
Ok the last part was not neessacary. Seriously. I don’t think that LAST part was even a little nessacary.
Aspear November 23, 2011, 1:08 AM EST.
ok, im back to disliking mike now.
on the other hand, i keep finding myself relating to him -_-
FoxAndWolf November 23, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.
****, I know what that feels like, man… It sucks
I can almost feel her heart being shattered again..
Stuffnthat November 23, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.
MIKE, YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sarge November 23, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
I still don’t understand why he hates her so much, honestly. She doesn’t seem THAT annoying to deserve that O_o
Katai November 23, 2011, 1:10 AM EST.
I hope Mike realizes that what he said was inexcusable when Lucy runs of to try to commit suicide. She briefly suggested it earlier in this chapter… it’s obvious the pain is deep enough. Having her momentary happiness pulled out from under her and slapped in her face just like that will surely pull her down deeper into depression. Mike needs to grow a pair!
Silversoma November 23, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.
Mike… You *******…! You two were making such good progress…
ScrabMaster November 23, 2011, 1:14 AM EST.
Mike, do just ONE more cruel thing to Lucy, just ONE more mean thing that ****** me off… go on, make my day! I DARE YOU!!!!!!
Sarge November 23, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.
Being angry at someone is one thing. Getting pissy, mean and insulting when they’re trying to be happy for you over something that upsets them is just inhumane. Good lord I don’t care how valid his reasons may or may not be, I sincerely hope someone kicks Mike’s *** very soon.
To anyone ubershocked, our dear author DID say “prepare to feel bad” at the beginning of this arc… lol
BustyLaroo November 23, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.
Hi Mike, you were just moved down to the bottom of my “Favorite” list and the top of my hit-list.
Edit: dammit sally emote this is your fault!
Lunas November 23, 2011, 1:16 AM EST.
I know I may have said it before but I seriously doubt that Lucy would ever commit suicide. she said that to Augustus, someone she barely knows and doesn’t seem to really trust. but I believe that Lucy was only fishing for information about Augustus and his motives.
sen November 23, 2011, 1:18 AM EST.
Something tells me Mike has been bottling all this up for a long time.
<-remember when this character appeared? he talked to Mike about Lucky, and Mike told him that that he was her security blanket that she mistreated and he “knew his place” with her. I think that Mike started to hate Lucy slowly over time from the day she rejected him. She constantly treated him badly day after day. And even though she clung to him and showed endearment at times, she didn’t return his feelings of affection. Mikes infatuation slowly diminished over time because of the relationship they were in hurt him. The positive feelings were replaced by negative feelings; feelings like hate. Then Lucy started to like him but it was already too late, and by the time she confessed, when he was happily “with” sandy. I think it was too much for him. Mike couldn’t take that kind of security blanket relationship anymore and tried to cut Lucy out of his life, but she was still there. His hate grew but he didn’t say anything, just bottled it up and kept trying to push her away. That could be why he has been acting like such a jerk. If you remember even tried to warn Lucy. He told her that Mike hated her, but she never realized. She just wanted to be friends again and changed herself for the better to make that happen, but it was pointless. Mike truly hates her. The events of this chapter shook the bottle of emotions and now like a fizzy bottle of pop it all comes out.
I feel sorry for Lucky but maybe this is for the best.
Marissa November 23, 2011, 1:19 AM EST.
IN YO FACE LUCY.
Briizer November 23, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
Well, that’s all kiddos. I think that’s enough for Lucy to forget about him.
V November 23, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.
I can’t help feeling he’s trying so darn HARD to really and honestly hate her - wee little tear in 2nd-to-last panel? Is that a tell?
Seriously, kitty, there’s nothing wrong with having a friend too…
*resumes lurking around Drama Stadium*
Ryuko November 23, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.
What the feck did I just read? .-.
It must be the end of the world - fire and brimstone falling down from the sky, giant volcanoes erupting, massive earthquakes shaking the ground, oh, did I forget to mention, MIKE SAYING I HATE YOU TO LUCY?! WHAT THE FECK IS WRONG WITH THIS FECKING WORLD!?!!
WHAT AM I READING?! WHAT AM I LOOKING AT!?
IT’S TIME FLICK THE SH!T SWITCH, TURN UP THE DIARRIEA DIAL, IT’S DOWNHILL FROM HERE ON OUT
(NUCLEAR COOLDOWN COMMENCING)
…Well maybe she’ll go with Paulo like everybody wants it to be :3
paulosawesome November 23, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.
@ Marissa: I hugs you, cause I believe you hit the nail on the coffin.
sen November 23, 2011, 1:21 AM EST.
The best course of action is for Lucy to get over Mike veryveryvery soon, especially with the help of her friends that she doesn’t seem to realise she has.
Wolf November 23, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.
Sorry, I’m not sure if that entire post is directed at me or not. ^^;;
Also, I do agree that you shouldn’t pretend to be a friend either (Though a person should always be civil at the very least). But in the case of Mike, it could be said that he felt he had no other choice. Or perhaps he could dread conflict so much he was afraid to say anything.
But one thing to keep in mind, these characters are all young. They’re beginning to forge their own identities in their world. They’re trying to deal with situations that even an adult would have trouble in. So the reactions really aren’t that outrageous. Especially when adding into the equation of teenage volatile emotions.
Melly November 23, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.
wow, pretty ****ed up situation for lucy,… i wouldnt want to be in her skin right now
anonymus November 23, 2011, 1:22 AM EST.
Is there anyway I can get Sandy’s phone number? I want to show her what her “perfect boyfriend” is really like.
Charmdra November 23, 2011, 1:23 AM EST.
Actually it was the best course of action all along…
Wolf November 23, 2011, 1:24 AM EST.
Exactly. This explosion of rage is ten years of frustration and resentment. When his hate for Lucy began to exceed any affection for her, it became more and more difficult to “watch out” for her. And now, finally, Mike has blown his top.
edgelesspigeon November 23, 2011, 1:24 AM EST.
blaster824 November 23, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.
I’m sure if a certain someone in Mike’s family heard that, they would come over there and shoot him in the face with a bazooka!
Sarge November 23, 2011, 1:25 AM EST.
If I was Lucy, I would ask Mike questions. Just keep shooting questions at him, ones difficult to answer, such as:
“But you were happy when we were playing video games together. You were laughing.’
“Why exactly do you hate me?”
And as soon as he gave up all the false reasons as to why he hated Lucy:
“But I’ve been nice to you lately. I apologized and cleaned up my act. There’s no reason to hate me now… this is just a grudge now.”
If Lucy was smarter and more resilient, I bet she would have tons of comebacks for Mike when he acted like this.
Tickle Monster November 23, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.
This almost makes me wanna stop reading the comic that was just too painful to read.
Remix November 23, 2011, 1:26 AM EST.
I’m glad some people pointed out that it could be Lucy who said “I hate you”. Love and Hate are too extreme emotions that can be flipped if one is pushed hard enough. If Lucy could atleast spill out to Mike how he feels like he’s been treating her and get it all out in the open so they can both walk away atleast getting how they feel off their chests, and I HOPE she just hates Mike and leaves it at that so they can both move on. The angst must end lol
Tickled November 23, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.
Before the mob to lynch Mike shows up please think about this for a minute: He’s 15, he’s upset, and he’s acting irrational.
While I disagree with his final line and believe it to be a bit of an overstatement, I understand his frustration.
Also, this should be good for Lucy in the long run. She’s going to take this REALLY hard right off the bat but she has friends who will help her through this and she WILL be ok in the end.
I think she needs to distance herself from him for a while. Maybe spend time with other guys, like Paulo, so she can break out a bit more.
(The Mike X Lucy shipper in me is in PHYSICAL PAIN at those words lol)
This friendship CAN be salvaged, but not right away, and probably not anytime soon. Besides, I intend to stick around until the end no matter what
I still have hope for Mike X Lucy, but right now? They’re not ready for each other yet. Hopefully someday!
Kroth November 23, 2011, 1:27 AM EST.
Stay tuned for Taeshi’s next comic.
Sonata November 23, 2011, 1:28 AM EST.
_ MAY COMMENT ARMEGEDDON COMMENCE _
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paulosawesome November 23, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.
Beat him up Lucy. Beat him up harder than you’ve ever done before. He deserves this now more than ever. Stop feeling bad and let it out in that son of a bitch.
Charmdra November 23, 2011, 1:29 AM EST.
In a way I believe that either way you look at it, Lucy and Mike were both wrong up until this point. Yes Lucy shouldn’t have treated Mike like a doormat at times, but is that really the only thing she did. What about the time she saved him from being beaten up from a gang of teenagers. Oh! and almost suffered something worse in the process. Yeah, Mike saved her from it, but in the end they kicked butt together not separate.
Everyone knows the only reason Lucy acted the way she did most of the time was to get his attention. If he would of made it known earlier that he hated the methods she used to stay close to him then she could of changed it when they were still younger. What does he expect when he has let her get away with the same behavior without correcting it all those years?
Now yes he had a right to get mad at her, but to go that far…I just think they are both wrong and not doing what they need to too make it right. <_
Riiah November 23, 2011, 1:30 AM EST.
:O okay, so…didn’t see this coming.
Michael S. November 23, 2011, 1:31 AM EST.
Mike’s dad: “What’s wrong, dear?”
Mike’s mom [after hearing what Mike said to Lucy]: “I want you… to go upstairs…. [looks up to Mike’s dad] and KILL THAT BOY!”
Mike’s dad: RIGHT!!!
Sarge November 23, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.
for those of you who are still being ignorant dip****s, here are the events~
little kid Lucy finds little kid Mike, they seem to connect well. Lucy adores Mike. Mike seems to genuinely like Lucy though he doesn’t realize the extent of her affections. Mike meets Sandy. Mike likes Sandy. Mike /accidentally/ abandons Lucy for Sandy. Sandy leaves. Mike comes back to Lucy. Lucy is hurt. Lucy lets Mike come back anyway. Lucy is devastated and tries to guard herself to make sure that she will never feel this much hurt again. BUT STILL STAYS FRIENDS WITH MIKE. Mike starts seeing Sandy in Lucy. Mike uses Lucy as Sandy for a bit. Lucy notices. is hurt MORE. stays friends with Mike anyways. for a short period here Mike starts seeing Lucy. affections grow for Lucy. Lucy is still scared of being hurt ( if you have ever been hurt this way you’ll understand this ). Lucy tries, but is too scared. Mike tries but eventually gives up. eventually Mike goes back to Sandy. Lucy tries to show affections through rough play, as some point realizes this is not enough for Mike, ( though the distancing his technically a very large part his fault, I’m still excusing this and not counting it against him ). Lucy starts very timidly trying to show affections here and there. Lucy gets shot down, clams back up. Eventually Mike makes relationship with Sandy official. Lucy as first tried to get his affections in a “romantic” sense. Mike gets harsh. Lucy eventually realizes and moves on. Lucy tried to be friends. Mike keeps being harsh. Lucy makes it more clear that she genuinely just wants to be friends, and has accepted things and is genuinely happy for him that he is happy even if the source is Sandy. Mike gets ridiculous. Lucy keeps trying to be FRIENDS. keeps putting herself out there even with a past that shows just how hard that is for her and even though she knows that she is sure to be shot down now. Mike officially becomes heartless. waiting to see how Lucy reacts~
Lucy does not use people as crutches. if this were all she cared about, she would have started targeting Paulo, a clearly easy target, and accepted his invitation when he offered it to her. the fact that she rejected it, did not pursue him, and even said she didn’t want to hurt him, along with the fact that Lucy was clearly happy for Mike when she saw him happy, even though the source was Sandy, is ultimate proof to anyone who is reasonable, that the crutch theory is disproved.
so yes, Lucy did act distant from Mike and hardly ever show her affections, but only after he hurt her and made her afraid.
no, she did not use him or anyone else merely as a crutch. she has not attempted to manipulate anyone. even though she was in the perfect position to manipulate Paulo, who would have fallen for it.
yes, Mike /seemed/ to have true affections for her at some point AT LEAST as a friend, but he lost them as they grew up, and at least a small fraction of them were rooted in the fact that she mildly resembled Sandy.
Also if we go back to the preview of their childhood, when Lucy first met him, before Sandy was introduced, she was always highly affectionate towards him. the distant attitude did not start till after he ( accidentally ) abandoned her. therefore he ( accidentally ) caused the very distance you guys are so faulting her for. any reasonable person can see the flaw there. conclusion: Lucy is not a monster. or a manipulative *****, and you guys are grasping at straws.
Mike has the potential to be a decent guy, he’s just perhaps a little self-centered and being utterly ridiculous and heartless right now. and like it or not, he did lead Lucy on and it was wrong. he has the potential to not be a monster, but right now he is acting like one.
Lucy is no longer pursuing him “romantically” and he no longer needs to be so harsh to her. in addition if, in giving him the extreme benefit of the doubt, he really is just trying to distance himself because he has feelings for her ( friendly or romantic either way ), he is going about it the horribly wrong way. He is also completely disregarding how much she is trying to be his friend and how hard doing so is for her given the past. she is being the bigger person, even after being shot down, and he is still being heartless in return and getting worse every moment.
and just a side note, according to his sister he’s also been being rotten within the family, away from Lucy’s presence. so that’s just bull. ^-^;
rune November 23, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.
THE GAME IS OVER
paulosawesome November 23, 2011, 1:33 AM EST.
Lordy bee… look at aaaalllll the hate-Mike- comments.
All I gotta say Is now I REALLY hope they don’t end up together. I hope Lucy turns into a strong smart Independent woman that doesn’t need a man like that in her life.
Vega November 23, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.
Would anyone mind if I kill Mike…? ~.~
(I dont know why but I cant post a comment with my “SilberCorgi” nickname XP)
Yaldin (SilberCorgi) November 23, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.
In a sense this could be the best thing for Lucy, of course she’s be a depressed suicidal wreck for quite a while, but this should be what would push her to get over Mike once and for all, especially if she even remembers the fact that Mike isn’t the only friend she ever had and that the entirety of her world does not revolve around him.
The way I see it Mike was her drug and she is freaking addicted to it. It would be healthy for her mentality to overcome this addiction.
Wolf November 23, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.
bitch move. really…………. who said that last line? actually, I don’t care which. bitch move either way…… uhg…… this chapter sucks TT^TT
kikimmicoa November 23, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.
Heh. I see this working to someone’s advantage. Someone who isn’t either of them. Oh dear. I think this one might have really, really done it. Bridge burned. Friendship killed. It’s pretty nasty. Hoheh. It might as well be accepted. Calm now.
Hoheh was truly hoping for a saving grace, but he really needs a fist to his face. You did it this time. You’ve finally won. I guess my positive thoughts about you are done. And I thought you had enough sense to see the change inside. Respect for you? This was the clue. Prepare for your pain, Mike. Your soul’s food: OPEN WIDE.” 201111230135
Hoheh November 23, 2011, 1:36 AM EST.
@Riiah: I absolutely agree with you. I think both Mike and Lucy have had their faults so far.
Anyways, I don’t ship any couples that aren’t already together, so I’m free to think about how both Mike and Lucy are being giant hoes about this without any ships affecting my judgement.
Tickle Monster November 23, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.
And he still continue to sees the world through Sandy coloured glasses, refusing to understand her side of the story, as well. I understand his pain, but I understand hers, too. Hopefully she can make him understand, as well. At least if they both get it out, then maybe the dark clouds of confusion will finally be cast aside, at least in part.
Rakshiv November 23, 2011, 1:37 AM EST.
Why couldn’t Mike have just said this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXTJlH7g0tw
paulosawesome November 23, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
This is Mike’s psychological problem: he misplaced his emotions toward Lucy from the start, seeming to take her more as a problem than a friend. He stuck himself in a rut of angst and has refused to come out of it. After this, if Mike doesn’t start changing, I can see him beginning to lose the rest of his friends. The friendship all started out with them as partners anyway, so how can the bonds hold if the foundation is split in two? As for Lucy, she’s being the far rational being here. She will clearly still have feelings for him, however it’s still unlikely she’s come to terms with it so quickly. She is working past it by rebuilding the basis of the friendship, leaving out hardships and reminiscing in the fonder memories they shared. My big suspicion is that Lucy may have another lover show up very soon (no, not Paulo, but a possible new character altogether that will cause trouble with Mike), and while he may show immediate interest in her, clearly she won’t. Lucy will then use this as (most likely) “a means to her end” (philosophy term), meaning to thwomp out Mike’s inhibitions towards his likely to break “long-distance relationship” of his, because once the girl’s gone, Lucy will probably move in with her catch to solicit emotional conflict within Mike. Mike, as expected, will ignore and cause the rest of the group to lose interest in him. Lucy, trying to pry through him, will most likely be supported by the rest of the bunch.
Z. Guru November 23, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
@Sen and edgelesspigeon
I’m glad you liked my comment. I edited it a bit to include a bit about when Lucy confessed her feelings, I hope it makes sense (sp?) as well.
Marissa November 23, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
Jeez, all this is missing is a morbid coup de gras!
Mike: I hate you. Lucy, I wish you were DEAD!
Emilio November 23, 2011, 1:38 AM EST.
What the hell…I see he was annoyed with her but to “hate” a friend. It’s out of left field and its a like when WWE botches all their stories.
TheRoodeOne November 23, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.
I love reading all the people who are threatening a cat in a comic and just screaming at him that he’s an *******/jerk/any other insult. He got so fed up with her abuse and her not showing any hint of her feeling the same way he did all those years ago. He kissed her years ago and she told him to get out and never brought it up again.
To Mike, That was a sure sign of her not loving him back. But he still stuck with her as a friend because he still cared for her. Then Sandy came back into the picture and he went with the one he knew had feelings for him and he had feelings for her as well.
Things were doing well with Sandy, Then Lucy finally confesses to him, and he doesnt return the feelings this time. Unlike Mike, She didn’t move on and find someone else. She continued to cling to him like a girlfriend. Mike has Sandy now and Lucy didn’t get it. He finally just loses it at this point.
Now, This being said. I don’t truly believe he hates her. I think that part of him still really really cares for her. But he is with Sandy, and he is going to be loyal to her.
Sorry for the wall-o-text.
Nigh_Towl November 23, 2011, 1:39 AM EST.
That’s a very interesting concept. I would love to see that happen, and I hope that’s what comes next (or at least a situation similar to it.)
Tickle Monster November 23, 2011, 1:42 AM EST.
All this wonderful drama is delicious!
momoa November 23, 2011, 1:46 AM EST.
i blame the gays for this
lolwut November 23, 2011, 1:48 AM EST.
rule number 1: people with issues aren’t worth it
if you break this rule for long enough you eventually become subject to it
noto November 23, 2011, 1:49 AM EST.
I really don’t understand mike’s reaction,even if Lucy decerve this it’s not the way to tell her.
LuckyCat November 23, 2011, 1:49 AM EST.
@noto: Oh dear. Are you sure? EVERY MAIN CHARACTER BUT DAVID must be worthless. That;s no fun.
The future sure looks lovely now. Waiting patiently to see how…
Hoheh November 23, 2011, 1:49 AM EST.
also I think there’s a difference between “treating someone badly” and being distant because that person caused you a great amount of pain and you’re scared of being torn apart that much again.. he “abandoned her”, “replaced” her with Sandy, and “used” her as compensation when Sandy left. Lucy was incredibly attached to him and the only way she could handle this was to distance herself from him. I also think it was easy to see several times that she wanted to get close to him again, but having been torn apart once before she knew the consequences and couldn’t. She knew there was a chance he could still be seeing Sandy in her, rather than her, as well as a chance of him leaving again.
ie a girl who’s been severely hurt in a previous relationship may desperately want to let herself become close to her new boyfriend, but now knowing just how severe a pain being abandoned can cause, she is no longer willing to, because there is an easy risk it will happen again ( even if the boy does not plan to and she does not think he does, sometimes life just happens. )—- and if she becomes easily attached when allowing her feelings to go unguarded, the only way to avoid this incredible pain again is to simply guard her affections.. on top of that, if it is the same boy and she knows his nature, it makes it just that much harder. it isn’t fair to say that this is treating him badly.. particularly when he caused it even if it was unintentional..
rune November 23, 2011, 1:50 AM EST.
That last line.
I want to cry.
Mocha November 23, 2011, 1:52 AM EST.
OMGOMGOMG NONONONONONONOOOOO!!!! but WHY?! WHY THE HELL DO YOU HATE LUCY?! man, i understand, maybe she IS annoying BUT why do you HATE her?!-____- ;___;
Sonny:) November 23, 2011, 1:53 AM EST.
@rune: The example fits perfectly. I like it, and you add a good comment to the page. I think you’re right. I don’t side with either Mike or Lucy, they both did pretty stupid things and therefore allow anyone to step onto their half of the equation to defend them. I don’t know why so many people are freaking over this and insulting Mike or wishing Lucy would die… they’re both at fault in their own ways.
@hoheh: You creep me out. Seriously, dude.
Anyways, great page!
Tickle Monster November 23, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
Oh, Mike, why can’t I hate you? Probably because I find your jerky dialogue to be hilarious.
Remember kids, schadenfreude will get you through hard times.
OFN-41 November 23, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
Really?….That…Mike will regret saying that.
(nameless) November 23, 2011, 1:55 AM EST.
Oh god. Mike, you’ve officially crossed the line. How in the world could you say “I hate you” to your best friend. You are a complete and utter (insert preferred swear here) I agree with rune, after reading his ultimately long and eye pain-inducing comment, I was reminded of how much of a (insert moar swearin’ here) Mike is. I’m sure most other readers forgot too, since all these events happened so long ago and Lucy has been coping without her best friend ever since. This is exactly how it’s been and nothing is
changed exept Mike has made it obvious. Mike hates Lucy because all he sees of her is a nuisance. All he cares about is Sandy, and when Lucy comes along he tries to distance himself, but Lucy perseveres to keep their friendship. Mike sees this as her still trying to bother him and will not let Lucy interrupt with Sandy.In conclusion, Mike is a total ******* and deserves to be burnt at the stake. Oh yeah, kudos to rune for making the most insightful and long comment I’ve seen so far. Also probably the most relevant!
S0me001 November 23, 2011, 1:56 AM EST.
Just realized something. Pualo has more finess than mike just used.
Could he have been more blunt, and heartless?!?
Teeroy766 November 23, 2011, 1:56 AM EST.
I don’t blame Mike for any of this drama going on. First off, Lucy has treated him like garbage for years - no matter how much she loves him, there’s no excuse for her to go up and argue with him/kick him/call him a wuss or jerk all the time. Secondly, she confesses her love to him AFTER he makes is clear that he’s in a solid relationship with Sandy. Not only did this cause all the friends to automatically take sides (to Lucy mostly), but come on - who does she think she is, making him question his relationship and bringing up proximity as a valid argument? If she really was a friend, wouldn’t she just be happy for him that he’s happy in his relationship and shut up about it? Thirdly, how many people can seriously stay friends after being in a relationship, especially when one is in a relationship and the other is seemingly trying to rekindle something constantly? I know there is a fraction of people who are friends with their exes, but considering how messy of a “break up” these two had, would you honestly expect Mike to want to stay friends?
This is seriously going to get messier though - with these two sharing the same circle of friends, all heck is going to break loose.
KttyKat16 November 23, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
I don’t know why but I keep thinking the last line was FROM Lucy and directed at Mike rather than FROM Mike and directed at Lucy. Something must be wrong with me >_<;
Wind November 23, 2011, 1:57 AM EST.
On another note - Mike did confess he loved Lucy at one point and she completely pushed him away. It’s a constant push/pull love/hate with her. I don’t know any guy who would want to be treated like that. This is just a relationship that wouldn’t work out - relationships are supposed to be fun, not this much work!
KttyKat16 November 23, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.
Now he just needs to tell that to almost everyone else and his life will be on the right track.
Fluffy November 23, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.
I can actually relate to this because I did this not so long ago. I told her the problems I had with her, gave examples, created reasons and even said I didn’t love her. I felt I was right, like I had every reason to hate her, but I didn’t. She dismissed all my examples, tore apart my reasons, but actually agreed to some problems. She wasn’t mad or hurt just confused. She didn’t see why I didn’t love her. She said I only see things in black and white. She said that I remember only the few bad times and not the many good ones. Now she’s helping me see things for what they are instead of what I think they are. I did not get out of this unscathed however. My only punishment is that I have to watch every Twilight movie and read all the books.
She doesn’t even like Twilight.
Krieger November 23, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.
Me in agent Maine’s armor complete with stolen AI and equipment: mike you have gotten on my last nerve! If you don’t clean up your act. I’m coming for you, I don’t know when or where, but mark my words, you are gonna pay for what you did right here.
Charmdra November 23, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.
Mike you selfish *******. All you ever do is cry about your own problems. Lucy this to me, Lucy that to me. Life isn’t gonna be sugar coated forever.(or is it?) You need to learn to grow up and see the big picture not the tiny pixels. Unless you stop acting up with your loathing, you’ll get nowhere. Hope you have a good night’s sleep with that picture of Lucy’s broken heart on your wall.
-Dr. Phil. *out*
iKnoAlot November 23, 2011, 2:01 AM EST.
Wow, Mikie is really trying to cut off ties with Lucy, I hope it all turns out for the better and everyone can be friends. And he is yelling pretty loud, I wonder if his relatives can hear this “verbal debate” that is going on between these two. I wonder what Daisy will say about Sandy visiting, I forgot to mention that on monday
CTS4Kouhei November 23, 2011, 2:03 AM EST.
doah, it was probably partially at you and partially just at the rest of the comments as well ^-^;
I agree civil is good, but you can be polite and somewhat friendly while maintaining a clearly “acquaintance” rather than friend relationship, much less bestfriend.
after he met Sandy, and after she left, he technically could have just not “mended” the friendship, or if anything simply not been so warm and friendly to her… in this sense he sortof led her on and encouraged her to keep her hopes up that he might actually feel some true affection for her… as well as using her at one point to replace Sandy… it’s also not fair of him to get upset with her for something he indirectly caused, particularly when he’s still dealing damage using her and shooting her down and other nonsense…
the young part is a good point~ that’s why I added the part about my opinion on Mike… he has the potential not to be a monster, but he is acting like one right now. he’s also having self-centered issues… he failed to notice her feelings when they were young, and he’s either failing to, or more likely, just flat-out disregarding them, now. I know Mike got hurt by her “rejections”, even though they were actually more reluctance that he himself caused… but Lucy is really being the bigger person here, and he’s just being irrational to the point of heartless… there’s no way he can still be missing her efforts and her feelings…. and if he still thinks she’s after him romantically, he’s being rather big-headed as well…. .x.
rune November 23, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.
man come on mike. i mean yes you saved lucy’s life two or three times and she can be a bitch but she loves you so you should have let her down easy.
Akira November 23, 2011, 2:09 AM EST.
wow…just…I have no words to describe how I am feeling at the moment…t…this just tops the cake. and the worst thing about it is when it’s all said and done Lucy will have no one to go to. Everyone needs at least one support pillar but poor Lucy has none. Paulo is wrapped up with Jazzy, Daisy had Abby, Yashy and them are too young… I thinks she’s going to disappear for a while. not die just disappear. what i’m wondering though is will anyone notice/miss her. they haven’t seemed to lately (nobody even commented that she didn’t show up at the table for Tess’s birthday…not even Paulo)
Luna November 23, 2011, 2:10 AM EST.
BCB ends with Lucy committing suicide, and Mike feeling remorse over it?
thatoneguy November 23, 2011, 2:13 AM EST.
Right now I’m having trouble deciding where I stand on the being honest/don’t be a schidthead matter. I too am curious as to where Lucy will go next.
Or maybe this is the prequel to “Forgotten”?
Captain Lechy November 23, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.
orbital frendship cannon destroyed switching to thermonuclear warheads. two days till action report.
PS. Lucy should run away forthe rest of the chapter (following her and mike) and every one will think she is dead and then she will come back at the end.
Jhon Andersmith November 23, 2011, 2:16 AM EST.
and @Tickle Monster
oh ha, thanks… ^-^; I dunno, it just seems sortof ridiculous to be twisting and manipulating them and their statements and motives… honestly neither one is the devil’s spawn or anything…. Mike’s definitely making a good run for it, but he just kindof needs to do some serious growing up…. Lucy has finally gone way out of her comfort zone, grown up in some ways, and is being the bigger, much more mature and rational person, and now it’s Mike’s turn…. I’ll be honest and say I don’t think it would hurt him to get a taste of his own medicine…. but I don’t wish everlasting hell on him either… I’d love to see him get a brief period as a wakeup slap… but not eternal hell or anything..
then could we call this Shakespeare? ;3
rune November 23, 2011, 2:17 AM EST.
Lucy, please slap some sense into Mike. I don’t care if it’s in the next page or the next arc. Saying that Mike needs to take a chill pill is putting it lightly.
I really don’t think that Mike gets it. It’s his own gloomy disposition when Lucy’s around that makes her want to help him. She knows that Mike has always been there for her during tough times, and now she wants to do the same thing for him. Lucy cares about Mike and she wants him to be happy, but Mike believes that Lucy is a problem even though he has no real reason to other than that he thinks that he can’t be friends with her without being her “babysitter”, which isn’t true. The thing is, Mike doesn’t know this as it’s never been that way. He doesn’t think it’s possible that Lucy couldn’t function without him, but at this point it’s the exact opposite. She’s ready to move on from what happened, but he’s not.
In short, this is a lot more complex than it looks. Mike is acting like a jerk, but he doesn’t mean to. If anything, this is Lucy’s fault to begin with, as her attitude over the years has made Mike believe that she can’t live without him. Now, Lucy is trying to make up for it by being there for him, but Mike thinks that she’s just worrying about her own happiness and not his, which isn’t true.
Or maybe I’ve read into this waaaaay more than I should’ve and Lucy is just pure evil and the Mike that we all know and love is gone forever. Interpretation, whaddya gonna do?
Anywho, the next page should be…interesting, if anything.
headsortails November 23, 2011, 2:18 AM EST.
I think that the goal banner is foreshadowing.
I also think that robots are stealing my luggage and the President of the Shiny, Happy, People’s Democratic Republic of Congo .
has suddenly been replaced by a large purple baboon, however, nobody has noticed this incredibly obvious fact.
fnord November 23, 2011, 2:18 AM EST.
@ headsortails: Lucy slapping him would be counterproductive as it would only make him angrier.
fnord November 23, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.
growls lowly* so many things i could say about mike right now its not even funny…which is why i will not even say anything about this page an as for the last panel….that is the biggest low blow i ever seen
DarkFox November 23, 2011, 2:19 AM EST.
Yep, that pretty much sums it up. =/
Mike was way too harsh in getting his point across to Lucy, because, even though Lucy upsets him, all she wanted was to make things better between them both.
Brydog23 November 23, 2011, 2:20 AM EST.
You know, its hard to see who’s in the wrong here. I guess it all depends on how you look at it.
CynicalEnigma November 23, 2011, 2:20 AM EST.
Just havve sex already and get it over with Jeez xD
tana November 23, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.
Jeez, what an a-hole.
A realistic a-hole, but an a-hole nonetheless.
QuetzaDrake November 23, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.
@headsortails THANK YOU! MY GODDESS YOU READ MY FREAKIN MIND!
DarkFox November 23, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.
“I’m not your babysitter anymore” ? Really mike? If i recall, at the end of ‘confrontation’ you clearly told Lucy that because she saved the group that: “I’ll always try to protect you. I’ll never be able to repay you for what you did.” So uh, make up your mind alright?
Haiku November 23, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.
@thatoneguy: if it ended like that then Mike should feel that way cuz of what he is doing know and has done would be close to his fault more then anything cuz he just keeps being a dick to her even though she is try to let go of everything and just be friends while he thinks other wise. he need to stop and look and think about what he is doing and what he has done but to be truthfull i dont think lucy is that kind of girl to start of with so i dont see that happening at all so nothing to worry about.
GearsofWar Fan4Life November 23, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.
Even though it’s sorta true… ouch.
Nissie November 23, 2011, 2:22 AM EST.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to rock bottom.
I love arcing story lines…
Aken November 23, 2011, 2:24 AM EST.
Um. While I do agree, Mike’s not her baby sitter, his sister has already said he gets a stick up his butt whenever he gets off the phone with Sandy so yeah, he is miserable when Lucy isn’t around much as when she is.
Denial Mike. Denial.
Oh also. Mike. Man. Lucy was trying to be the better person, simply be your pal, and you’re by far making things worse for yourself.
Agentwebdog November 23, 2011, 2:25 AM EST.
Mike obviously doesn’t trust himself around Lucy. If he obviously finds spending time with her enjoyable, still, then completely changes his mind once he gets a jolt of Sandy, then he is obviously quite insecure. I’m sure Sandy would hate to see him like that, verbally abusing another person (justified or not, Sandy seems the type to frown on such things).
I understand not wanting to play babysitter anymore, but is that really what Lucy is trying to do? Snuggle up under Mike’s wing again? It seems more like she’s taken a turn for the better, and is striving toward becoming more independent and pursuing a more equal friendship with Mike instead.
KiwiKoala November 23, 2011, 2:31 AM EST.
That’s clearly gonna come back round again…
Wr3h November 23, 2011, 2:32 AM EST.
This went waaay more south than I thought it would… I never thought Mike would turn into such a cornhole!
CatTrooper November 23, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.
“Finally manages to find the flamethrower” WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY!?
Charmdra November 23, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.
I felt soemthign break there…
What I find interesting is Lucy hasn’t gown into tears yet, but that last shot of Mikes face, we see the beginning of a tear! Their moods are slowly seeming to switch… I know not to long ago, Lucy was having a moment BUT that relatively normal for a rejected teenager. She’s been trying to make an effort to be nicer to people and Mike, not to gain him as a ‘babysitter’ but as a friend because of what they used to share, not him being a security blanket. Nobody likes to feel hated by someone your close too. And he was perfectly happy playing video games with her before Sandy called. So Haley wasn’t kidding about that stick, and I might say a very big stick it is.
Jax November 23, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.
The way he went about it kind of sucks, but…
I kind of think that if he’d done it any less dramatically Lucy wouldn’t have gotten the point, and this kind of conversation could have happened again.
But, eek. Get out of there and lick your wounds, poor little thing.
Phettuchinee November 23, 2011, 2:34 AM EST.
Nice job, sleaze ball. She is kinda angstish. BUT ITS ALL BECAUSE OF YOU!! smh Mike, shoulda told her sooner.
Pauloizawsom November 23, 2011, 2:35 AM EST.
I think the tear in Mike’s eye is a reminder that deep down, he is a really nice guy, and he hates having to hurt Lucy so directly, bluntly, absolutely and irrevocably even when it’s exactly what’s needed to get on with his life.
Grif November 23, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.
Whoa! You can’t repel flavor of THAT magnitude!
Extendo Mags November 23, 2011, 2:39 AM EST.
Who say: I hate you?
The Bob November 23, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.
That awkward moment when you hate someone because you love them too much.
Think about it.
dgood1 November 23, 2011, 2:41 AM EST.
I like rune’s thought-process. Well said. Mike has been clearly overreacting.
Part of my inner-jerk kind of wants Lucy to provoke hostility from him with kindness. He already blames her for everything, so, perhaps, going for the gusto and giving him a little of her pain through showing Sandy, and potentially wrecking the relationship would be apt. And, at this point, deserved. She really tried to be the bigger person and be supportive. We see where that went. It might be… fun… to see her let lose on his psyche. He hates her. He’s prime fodder for improving her mind games and tears-causing skills. Though, that might be risking other things.
Hoheh November 23, 2011, 2:42 AM EST.
omg, with this situation, I wonder how the Lucy x Mike shipping will come true…
Fangirl November 23, 2011, 2:45 AM EST.
Wow… I didn’t see that one coming, I can imagin Lucy commiting suiside because of this, and Mike would either feel sorry he had this outburst, or be a dick and not give a ****.
And for the record, I don’t want one of the other characters to find Lucy dead on the ground with slit wrists.
Name:. who wants to know? November 23, 2011, 2:54 AM EST.
God dammit, Mike, you need to stop being a dick.
Phew November 23, 2011, 2:58 AM EST.
Mike: Denial aint just a river in egypt
2Cents November 23, 2011, 2:58 AM EST.
Poor Mike… he’s gonna get mauled by the fans.
Spinnner. November 23, 2011, 2:59 AM EST.
I bet you all a dollar shes gonna try to kiss him next page
2Cents November 23, 2011, 3:00 AM EST.
But they just had fun playing a game. :I
Oh well, i still wish the comic focused on the humour it did before, now it’s just drama and i can not work out why anymore. It seems they TRY to make more angst on themselves by being distant and rude towards each other.
MationMac November 23, 2011, 3:00 AM EST.
I am still not unconvinced that the root of Mike’s problems is Mike. If Lucy just being around makes him upset, the problem is still not Lucy. It’s Mike, because he is not doing anything about it except, apparently, by covering his ears and shouting “LA LA LA” in the hope that things will fix themselves.
A few pages back, after commenting that she doesn’t belong to him, Mike says to Lucy, “You could just be less obvious.” About what? There is a conflict between what he indicated then- that he didn’t want Lucy hanging around Augustus- and now- where he flat out states he doesn’t want her to hang around him. That really gives the impression that, even if he does hate her as he says, he still wants to exert control over her life, which he would reasonably only want to do if he wanted her around.
You can’t have it both ways, Mike. You have to pick one.
PhycoKrusk November 23, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.
Mike, you just started a syber war. -.-‘
PurpleLeaf November 23, 2011, 3:03 AM EST.
Was that the sound of my heart breaking in two? Yesss it was. Was that the sound of Mike absolutely ruining any and all chances at being redeemed? Possibly. Holy crackers though, I feel like this is a major turning point for the comic, and whatever happens, will be the focal point for thr “Good & Bad”endings.
DeValt & Whittaker November 23, 2011, 3:05 AM EST.
I wonder how they’re going to get their project done.
Dusk November 23, 2011, 3:06 AM EST.
Alright, that’s it. I’ve never commented on this comic because every one usually covers everything. But THIS, this is the last straw with Mike. I know they can’t hear me, but if they could, this is what I would say…
Really Mike? This is what she gets? After all this time of her trying to stay friends with you and trying to make this all work out, this is what she gets from you!? I was thinking of a completely different outcome from this situation. But turning and saying “I hate you” (if he’s the one who said it)? After all you two have been through, and all she’s done for you, what you said is like turning and punching her in the gut. You don’t deserve what she’s given you, not after this. You two were best friends, and it could have stayed that way. But this is… I’m just extraordinarily disappointed in you Mike. So congratulations. You have officially ruined you’re friendship with Lucy.
By the way, I’m not mad at the author for this… I’m just upset with Mike, that is all. I am eagerly waiting for the next page! And, as most others do, I will stay up tomorrow for the next page!
now, I must sleep.
The silent reader November 23, 2011, 3:10 AM EST.
Light the torches and grab your pitchforks, someone’s getting roasted on a stake tonight!
Jack November 23, 2011, 3:10 AM EST.
…..I’m confused, I think I missed something in a privious chapter or something….. so lucy has tryed to not be a bitch to mike but (insert reason that I’m missing) he hates her guts and all lucy wants is mike to be happy or at least see him happy, but apparently he isn’t when she is practically in the same room as him….. that’s ****ed up.
KoopaMan November 23, 2011, 3:12 AM EST.
ouch! that was pretty harsh
Doom November 23, 2011, 3:13 AM EST.
hmm… I wonder if Lucy will mention to him that he has been lonely since he hasn’t been playing any videogames in a while (“most of mine are only good with two players…”) and we don’t really see him hanging out with any friends… Perhaps he has ruined the only friendship he actually had(even though he didin’t want it)…. He might come realize this when Sandy leaves again. But by then it could be too late.
LilleCille November 23, 2011, 3:16 AM EST.
why is mike such an ******* suddenly? ive read everything why is he so angry? can someone please tell me?
AshuraKauri November 23, 2011, 3:20 AM EST.
I had this situation in real life, only it had been my bf for a very long time.
Whe where good friends after our relationship, until he had his eyes on a new girl. He started hating me for just being around…
I really just hate these scenes, i´m really starting to hate Mike now. I really hope that Sandy is comming to break up with Mike, and he will crawl back to Lucy and she will decline him… He really doesnt deserve such a nice and good girl like Sandy. No offence towards the Mikelovers here. It will learn Mike that maybe HE is doing a very bad thing to someone that loves him.
Following this commic for ehmm.. more than a year now? never posted. @.@
Calum November 23, 2011, 3:22 AM EST.
How could you Mike!! I don’t know you anymore!!~
You’re WAY~ Different than the Mike we all knew…
This is all because of Sandy!!
It’s all her fault!
Juko November 23, 2011, 3:22 AM EST.
COMPLAINTS FROM Y U NO GUY!!!
MIKE…Y U NO LEAVE LUCY ALONE?!?!
MIKE..Y U SO BEING A HUGE DICK?!?!
LUCY…Y U NO ACCEPT MIKE THAT HE DUMPS YOU??!?
SANDY…Y U EXIST?!?!?!??!
PAULO..Y U NO STOP BEING HORMONAL??!
DAVID…Y U SO AWKWARD?!?!
YASHY..Y U NO TELL YOUR GENDER??!?
BLUR…Y U NO BLURRED?!?
ABBEY..Y U NO CONTROL TEMPER?!?!
Y U NO GUY…Y U NO STOP COMPLAINING??!
TESS..Y U LEAVE ROOSEVILLE SCHOOL?!!
ENDING…Y U EXIST?!?!?
YESTERDAY DAY…Y U NO EXIST?!?!
TUESDAY,THURSDAY…Y U EXIST??!
TAESHI..Y U SO GOOD AT DRAWING?!!?
SHEPHARD…Y U NO SPELL “SHEPERD” CORRECTLY?!?
INVISIBLE GENITALS…Y U EXIST?!?!,
BRAS AND PANTIES…Y U EXIST?!??
THATS ALL!! :
Shephard November 23, 2011, 3:24 AM EST.
I hope my plot guessing skills are rusty but I think Mike may know what’s coming as far as “those lurking in the dark”… so to speak. If not, something’s definitely up because this is either really hard for him or he’s a REALLY bad liar.
You don’t hate someone with tears in your eyes.
If he does though, I’m curious as to how he came across this information. Maybe SOMEONE *cough*Augustus*cough* tipped him off and he’s trying to reduce the collateral damage? Last few pages could look totally different if true but… eh, who knows? I’m just guessing at random… maybe.
What do you guys think?
Tsunami November 23, 2011, 3:24 AM EST.
I really hope that Lucy is the one saying “I hate you.” after that heartless tirade. I’ve never been a LucyxMike shipper, but I never disliked him until now.
Now if only Lucy can get over this, (and wake up to the fact that Paulo is perfect for her…) >_<
Also I’ve been reading this for ages, but this is the first page to shock me into commenting- Great Job Taeshi!
Mrs. Venture November 23, 2011, 3:26 AM EST.
So sad … Lucy clings to the only sort-of Friend she was able to make in her youngest years … she clings to it, i hope for her sake that this will teach her to move on and not care about athers like him …
Zarylo November 23, 2011, 3:26 AM EST.
Silly Shephard! Yashy said she is a girl long ago. Something
to the effect of “Then why do you hit girls?” to Blur.
Chris and Hayley are friendly, as his mom still. The problem here is him. But he’s not one to kill. Or maybe it’s less that, more how. Al could be your “best friend” now. Is it another shoulder, one to hold her, or something bolder that she needs? Observe. Learn. See. This settles many deep needs. Punishment skills, may she hone. Just remember: You’re not alone…
Hoheh will play all day this way. Oy vey… 0326
Hoheh November 23, 2011, 3:26 AM EST.
wow, this was like a nuke to the fans, lol. anyhow, i said it once i’ll say it again, mike is intentionally pushing lucy away. he’s trying to create a seperation between them, because he doesn’t want her around when he’s dealing with sandy cause lord knows she’s gonna be a p***y kitty otherwise. Is he being harsh? most definitely, but lucy can’t seem to take a freaking hint. like i said on the last page she coulda just left (in this case she should have) now she’s gotten the tough love she needs to HOPEFULLY make her get on with her life and leave mike the f*** alone.
strider November 23, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.
eyes… filled with tears…
LUCY YOU DON’T NEED THIS ****. DROP THIS DOUCHE BAG LIKE A ROCK.
BCB, you break my heart…
Clare November 23, 2011, 3:30 AM EST.
Mike can I be your friend?
Anialator November 23, 2011, 3:31 AM EST.
This makes meh make a sad face
Roxas November 23, 2011, 3:33 AM EST.
this brought tears to my eyes im guessing Mike really is serious about this, but i wish he wasnt. looks like paulo’s wishful thinking about Lucy moving onto him might actually come true, no matter how unlikely this seemed when i started reading this comic.
im still hoping for the best, that mike will see in the end lucy realized her mistake and probably JUST wants to be friends again even if it doesnt end mikexlucy i’ll be satisfied that way!
sigh... November 23, 2011, 3:34 AM EST.
This page nearly broke my heart. I’ve nearly lost all hope for Mike, but I hope he turns around… I really, really do.
ComatoseSkunk November 23, 2011, 3:37 AM EST.
You were all happy just a minute ago, until Sandy came into the picture. Who is it that really makes you go into jerk-mode, Mike?
You’ve even had feelings for Lucy, so don’t try to deny someone who has been you best friend for so long.
Man, no need to become so arrogant just cause you have a girlfriend.
Yumikarp November 23, 2011, 3:38 AM EST.
“I hate you,” said Paulo leaping through the window dramatically, cape billowing behind him as he knocked Mike’s block clean off careening into the next room. Lucy joined in the beating. It was awesome. Then Lucy and Paulo had like a million babies.
Tacsi November 23, 2011, 3:43 AM EST.
Smack his balls with your leg… Lucy, you can do it!
Yan November 23, 2011, 3:43 AM EST.
This page makes me a very sad panda…. but at the same time, i know that the next several pages will be interesting…. Shall be waiting for the next update.
Also @Tacsi, your comment made me lol :’)
eatedurtaco November 23, 2011, 3:47 AM EST.
@Ace I’m sure you and Mike would be best pals. You-know-what-face and all.
ArkaniusXII November 23, 2011, 3:48 AM EST.
it’s not arrogance or the fact that he has a girlfriend, it’s the lucy/sandy issue. lucy doesn’t have the emotional capacity to deal with mike being with sandy, just look at the page when she’s “happy” about the text, it’s forced cheer. she’s pretending to be happy for their relationship when obviously she still has issues with sandy. mike was trying to push her to leave and not talk about it, but lucy is too dense to see that it’s not sandy that’s ticking mike off, it’s lucy and the fact that mike doesn’t want her to get hurt when lucy sees them together. at least that’s my observation, but i’m biased cause i’m viewing mike’s actions in a developing anti-hero perspective
strider November 23, 2011, 3:48 AM EST.
I agree with Yumikarp. There’s something brewing underneath all of the angst toward Lucy. She’s even trying to be a supportive friend. She’s grown so much… and Mike is targeting her because he’s frustrated at her and doesn’t want to acknowledge this mysterious thing that’s going on in his own head.
Spladle_of_Doom November 23, 2011, 3:51 AM EST.
I think I have a theory as to why he got so violent/abusive with Lucy after she was being nice and good and understanding.
Mike sees Lucy as one way; abusive, short temper, and very much a wimp that can’t work without Mike. If she acted that way, then he would have just shrugged her off and told her to go home, “You’re acting immature”.
But Lucy’s acting responsible, kind, sweet, and almost like Sandy. Very much so, even though it was unintentional.
This is probably what got to Mike the most. It’s possibly what made him suspicious, and rage filled, because Lucy was ‘trying to be someone she’s not’, and ‘trying to gain his love again’, which she wasn’t intending; but Mike knows Lucy as only one way, and is blatantly ignoring that she can be any different.
Mike thinks that Lucy is trying to take Sandy’s spot, and we all know that he’s had a history in seeing Lucy as Sandy before, so, maybe, he views this sweeter, understanding side, as a threat?
Now, if he reacted so violently to someone acting like Sandy, that looks like Sandy (when you haze the lines like Mike tends to do), then what’s happening between Sandy and Mike?
Now, keep in mind, that this is another opinion, and one of the other opinions listed by fellow commenters is probably right, but I thought I’d throw this out there to stir the pot a bit.
the other white meat November 23, 2011, 3:54 AM EST.
@the other white meat
I thought that too for a bit, but then a question popped in my head, a question i’ll pose to you. if he thinks she’s after something then why did he bother being friendly with her for even a bit? if he has been suspecting she was up to something wouldn’t he have his guard up and not let lucy get close?
strider November 23, 2011, 4:00 AM EST.
There seem to be a great many people that have a severe dislike of either side, people that hate Lucy, people that hate Mike. But the underlying problem here is that neither of them are communicating properly. Perhaps it would be better to say that neither of them can read the other, because there are times when they do communicate well, but the other misinterprets. At the same time, Mike being rather indecisive earlier on, not being able to pick between Lucy and Sandy, led to many conflicts. At this point, I don’t wish for the two of them to be together. This page shattered my hopes for any Lucyxmike that may have occurred later on. But I know that they can maintain a friendship, and a damn good one at that. They have the potential, but do they have the tools? Lucy needs to help Mike overcome his current hostility, and Mike needs to communicate his feelings in a way that don’t shatter the hearts of Lucy and half of the people following this comic. The half that like Lucy obviously. The other half either enjoy this or aren’t affected by it. How can Lucy help? Well that depends entirely on Mike’s true feelings. He might be trying to distance himself on purpose (for some ulterior motive), or he might be telling the truth, he really wants her gone. Were that the case however, there would need to be a motive. And there are motives, yes, but when you love someone like I think he loved her, can you really say that you never want to talk to them again, especially when they still desperately want you in their lives? Drawing from my own experience, even when they want you gone, you’ll still miss them, no matter what issues you’ve had in the past. And so, I honestly hope that the two of them find some way of working this out as friends, and I’m off to cry myself to sleep over the loss of what could have been. G’night all.
Alba November 23, 2011, 4:00 AM EST.
Oh Mike, what have you done
Haddi November 23, 2011, 4:06 AM EST.
People are writing ESSAYS tonight!
Adawg November 23, 2011, 4:08 AM EST.
I’ll admit it; I laughed during the last panel. Happy endings are a dime a dozen these days.
Adawg November 23, 2011, 4:09 AM EST.
happy endings are overrated, lol, things aren’t always black and white in real life there’s always a little grey, just saying.
strider November 23, 2011, 4:12 AM EST.
Welp. At least Lucy gets the idea now. Mike, though, as Daisy would say ‘You big jerkity jerk jerk!’
EatMyMug November 23, 2011, 4:16 AM EST.
this sounds crazy but i think he loves her cant choose between sandy or lucy so he lashs out at her…iunno his attitude all changed after the river accident
AshuraKauri November 23, 2011, 4:17 AM EST.
and ALSO i think it was lucy who said i hate you since why would mike say that while still touching her?
AshuraKauri November 23, 2011, 4:21 AM EST.
:’( :’( Oh No…
Mew November 23, 2011, 4:24 AM EST.
@AshuraKauri im thinking Lucy said the IHateYou also…but i guess we’ll have to wait til Friday >__
Mew November 23, 2011, 4:26 AM EST.
Zachary should pop up somewhere now… (He said he would) Also, the tear in Mike’s eye in the second to last panel shouldn’t be there if he really did hate her.
Pocator November 23, 2011, 4:35 AM EST.
that there is messed up. If he told her this years ago then they could have a friendship, i think this is a break of something that is poorly tied together, now the trouble will be the making friends again….also, anyone still remember the fight with those thugs and that they be wanting revenge……yeah now would be a good time for them to attack, just saying
reader November 23, 2011, 4:36 AM EST.
If I didn’t know any better I’d say Mike has just put on his rape face in panel eight, serves Lucy right for being such a b*****
JetFire November 23, 2011, 4:42 AM EST.
Genuinely curious as to what’s going to happen here. Good stuff, good stuff.
Also, what the hell I’ve seen Minty Fishbowl, Mint-Sama, Minty and Mint in the comments recently.
Mint is my name. But seriously I didn’t see anything Mint until just recently and I think it’s kinda funny.
Minty Lime Green November 23, 2011, 4:43 AM EST.
I find his attitude very strange, he’s too upset over her for no real reason. Why does she bother him so much? First, it seems reasonable that he avoids her because she wasn’t ready to give up on him. Then, now that she seems to accept the fact that he loves Sandy, he’s still upset? Everyone in his situation would have forgive her.
I won’t go further because my answer would be evident even if it’s only an assumption
Dark Reader November 23, 2011, 4:46 AM EST.
wow the comments are 50% love for mike and 50% hate for mike
any way i’m jump on the love for mike train woho
blue magic November 23, 2011, 4:47 AM EST.
I have 2 theories of what is going to happen…
Or Lucy kicks Mike in the crotch/ yell at him and run away from Mike’s house, and bump into Augustus/ Paulo, and we all know the rest.
The second one is… a little heavy. After all that Mike hate talk, Lucy says that she won’t be a burden to anyone anymore, and go home. She dissapear for a few days, and reappear on Sandy,s arrival.
Mayonaka November 23, 2011, 4:53 AM EST.
mike cries when over-powered with anger.
Must be a girly-boy thing
Desterga November 23, 2011, 4:56 AM EST.
Mike, you’re doing it wrong.
dorian4 November 23, 2011, 5:03 AM EST.
… And hope for future MxL developments are tossed right out of the window.
Good job, *********. One hell of a mess nobody’s gonna clean up here.
Harris012 November 23, 2011, 5:05 AM EST.
Mike, you are a ****ing ********* of the highest douchebaggery. That is a terrible thing to say.
Lucy, you’re cool.
C-Ling November 23, 2011, 5:07 AM EST.
Mike, I swear to the god I don’t believe in, I will come into that universe and I will ****ing bitch slap you. Then I’ll hug Chris, for he is cute. Then I’m raiding your fridge, for I am hungry.
Eveco November 23, 2011, 5:09 AM EST.
Literally!?…. C’mon Mike! What you did was wrong!!!
Totally ****ing wrong!!!
You are going to be dead when I can draw! I’ll draw so many pictures of you dying so many terrible and gruesome deaths! You hear! MANY MANY DEATHS!!!!!!
Okay! That was unexpected!
Izaackjl November 23, 2011, 5:19 AM EST.
wonder what will happen if sandy knew about this
traz November 23, 2011, 5:19 AM EST.
Wouldn’t It be awesome if Mike’s phone was on and Sandy heard all of that.
Seriously Mike, that was too much. Even though she was the abusive one for a long time, she didn’t deserve that. She is just trying to patch things up and be friends again, because you were her only friend at first and her best friend. You know deep down, she is your best friend and still is.
Only one can hope he will realize what he is doing, and they fix things (maybe get together). But that’s a pipe dream.
Noctis November 23, 2011, 5:20 AM EST.
Aw seriously? Can’t we just get over the whole “mike hates lucy thing” already. It’s sucking the whole comic into it, where’s the easy humour and fun attitude that got me into this comic! really, this Mike and Lucy thing is like a black hole, sucking the entire comic into it and trying to crush it into oblivion. Sigh, I had hope earlier that we were finally going to get out of this rut, Not loop it back again. Uggg… At this point I don’t even care what happens to their relationship! Or Them! Boil em mash em stick em in a stew and lets move on to greener pastures!
Anon November 23, 2011, 5:20 AM EST.
Steve-O November 23, 2011, 5:23 AM EST.
Jesus final man…
Ragna November 23, 2011, 5:31 AM EST.
i stopped caring awhile ago about these characters… people defending lucy, despite knowing she was abusive to him for their entire lives, and attacking mike for FINALLY reacting to that horrible treatment he had to endure for all those years.
no point in caring about anyone, because it always comes down to a pointless battle to defend them, and no one listens.
also, shouldn’t Ace be banned or something for typing random letters just so he/she could be the first one to post, then edited his/her message so he/she wouldn’t get in trouble for it?
people shouldn’t be allowed to edit for an hour after posting, so that way people who do that, will be stuck with their nonsense post and be caught in the act before they can cover it up.
Thanatos November 23, 2011, 5:33 AM EST.
No… Mike…What the Hell is wrong with you, ur throwing away a friendship uv had for ever…and for what? i cant stand mike…i want him hurting …suffering..in pain…and wanting lucy’s help…and the lucy not help him…so hi can suffer alone and be miserable…mike deserves pain and misery and suffering …i hate u mike..
Jhusky November 23, 2011, 5:34 AM EST.
If Lucy and Mike still end up together somehow at the end of this comic after all this **** I’ll be really disappointed. And I hope Sandy breaks up with him cause she’s probably not a bad cat-person and deserves better than the psycho Mike. I personally think that Lucy was never that bad to Mike. Yes, she was hard at times but Mike knew she really cared. He continued to be her friend by choice and she never once rejected that. But what he did is going too far. I just hope Lucy doesnt became emo. It would be nice to see her character continue to develop
Lunacy November 23, 2011, 5:36 AM EST.
I don’t understand why are so many of you hating on Mike?
He’s finally becoming his own person! With his own wants and dreams we’re starting to see the real Mike, not “Mike the shadow of Lucy’s needs and issues”.
And with Sandy’s visit eminent, the words of how mike sees himself and how Lucy sees him have collided. This needs to happen right now and he needs to stand his ground or Sandy might as well start dating Lucy, since her needs and issues will be always present.
Hang in there bro
Jernej November 23, 2011, 5:40 AM EST.
There goes my hope for being civil. I always thought he could coexist peacefully with Lucy but I was wrong.
Or was he protecting her?
Adam November 23, 2011, 5:52 AM EST.
usually i dont post comments but after reading this one if Mike was real i would punch him in the face. So what you dont have to be a jerk about it! i hope Sandy is coming just to break up with him Carma’s ultimate slap in his face
Jack November 23, 2011, 5:56 AM EST.
Who said that last line?
Godless November 23, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.
*sigh* It’s like you want us to hate Mike, Taeshi.
Seikyuu November 23, 2011, 5:58 AM EST.
Fans of characters tend to try and explain away everything and pin problems on everyone else. Maybe it’s a function of the fact that they’re fictional characters and they don’t have to deal with it personally.
I used to be in the ‘Mike has a point’ camp, but with this chapter I’ve shifted in Lucy’s favour. It doesn’t change all the crap she did of course, but I have to give her credit for at least trying to mend the bridges. Mike just seems like he’s being completely unreasonable now.
Blaze November 23, 2011, 6:00 AM EST.
What did you expect? Lucy has treated Mike like **** for years. She has been needy and selfish. Certainly she is entitled to her opinions and emotion, but its one-sided. I’ve recently read the entire archive. Mike has every reason to be upset with Lucy, and Lucy needs to grow up. Though I admit this is harsh…. But a long time coming from someone that has just took it for so long, silently.
Fesworks November 23, 2011, 6:01 AM EST.
I don’t understand all these people who are like “OMG LIKE MIKE IS JUST STANDING UP FOR HIMSELF. LIKE, Lucy was like abusive to him and stuff and he just had enough. Like. OMG. Poor Mike. Miiiike.”
First of all, no one ever put a gun to Mike’s head and told him, “you have to be Lucy’s friend or else!” If he really hated the way Lucy treated him, and if it bothered him THAT MUCH this event we see right now would probably have happened a long time ago and not just now. Maybe it wouldn’t be in this same hateful level but it would have happened.
Not to mention that Lucy did prove herself to Mike in the past. Would Sandy have beaten up a thug to protect her friends? I don’t think so! She’d be like Bella Swan from Twilight and leave the men to do all the work while she just stays in the corner all useless and being pretty. (Except Bella isn’t even pretty.)
Personally, I don’t think Lucy was ever that cruel to Mike. She was cold and cynical, but there’s also many scenes where we saw how she really felt and how strong their friendship really was. She was afraid of sharing her feelings for him more than anything. I’m sure many of us here had a guy we liked but were terrified to tell him. Terrified that he might even take a single hint in fear of being rejected or humiliated. Lucy was going through that and probably more internal struggles. Then she finally tells him, even if it was bit too late, and this happens?
Personally, Mike is just showing what an immature d**k face he is. If that’s how the real Mike. is.. if that’s Mike becoming his “own person”, as some people have put it. He’s clearly a rotten a** person.
Candid November 23, 2011, 6:05 AM EST.
You should all go flood the Webcomic Beacon with downloads, now (see news section)!
SuitCase November 23, 2011, 6:07 AM EST.
Uh…. Who was the one to say “I Hate you” in the last panel? Are we going to see a ‘get It all out there’ cat yell-y fight! I kind of hope so.
Kit November 23, 2011, 6:12 AM EST.
Mike’s lying. They were having fun playing games a few pages ago. I think he did miss her all this time, now he’s just being a fool. His behaviour is pathetic, if you ask me.
Sure, they both had their issues and weren’t always friendly towards each other. Lucy was bitchy at first, Mike’s been a jerk for a while now. But it’s not fair of him to blame all his misery on her. She doesn’t deserve that.
Even if those ‘years of pain’ were caused by her (according to him, that is) she didn’t know! He never said a word about it until now. He kept being her ‘friend’ all this time and she thought their friendship was real. I mean, look at her. At this moment she is still convinced they are friends who were just going through a rough patch. She was trying to better herself, acting less violent and more like a friend. That shows how much she cares about him, that she is willing to look into her own behaviour and improve herself. It takes a lot for someone to do that. Because it’s so easy pointing fingers at others, isn’t it Mike?
He should take a good look in the mirror too. Because if he disliked her all this time, he shouldn’t have been a WUSS and just told her. I don’t think you can last almost a decade spending time with someone you dislike that much. I bet he secretly grew on her and liked being her friend. They had a lot of fun together, they protected each other. And it seems like he forgot all about those good times.
Because Mike was always a sweet and gentle guy, I didn’t really expect this from him. And like I said, he is lying. He has been miserable without her too.
I hope Lucy comes to realize he’s no good for her. She can cry and feel bad for a week, it’s okay grief a loss. But she shouldn’t let him get to her! She has a lot of other friends who care about her and support her. She shouldn’t pay attention to him anymore. He should be dead to her. I think that’s for the best.
LH November 23, 2011, 6:23 AM EST.
The I hate you was Mike, red outline and all his current angsty-ness :p
SpringStingray November 23, 2011, 6:23 AM EST.
So, here’s a plan for the future bcb:
1. arrives to break up with mike
2. + =♥
3. mike → Forever Alone >=)
Vassermane November 23, 2011, 6:29 AM EST.
@Candid Lucy has been physically and verbally abusive to Mike for years. You can blame that on her not knowing how to deal with her feelings, and Mike had tollerated it well for a long time. He was still trying to be a nice guy and a good friend, but enough is enough. I’ve lived through enough relationships to know how bad a one-sided love interest can be…. From both sides. It’s not pleasant for either person.
Fesworks November 23, 2011, 6:30 AM EST.
Aw, snap, sh*t just got real!
Me November 23, 2011, 6:34 AM EST.
Because you can’t talk to people who aren’t your babysitter.
EtherSaga November 23, 2011, 6:39 AM EST.
I had to do the same thing with my ex.. it was really hard and hurt for a long time.. Though my name is also Lucy irl, I understand mike better now ive been through the same sorry Lucy.. But Ive tried the same with being ever so happy, and then being neglected by my ex over and over and in the end.. you just don’t care about the person anymore and though they wanna try and be your friend after the past, it can ruin your mood and annoy you since they don’t understand that over is over!.. i still hope though that lucy will manage, since i still relate a lot to her <3
Luz-miss November 23, 2011, 6:39 AM EST.
btw reading these pages made my stomach curl up inside
JUST been through the same.. You just cant stop drawing my life xD<3
Luz-miss November 23, 2011, 6:42 AM EST.
mother ****er mike y r u such a dick god not even the most amounts of cusses can express my feelings
jetfire November 23, 2011, 6:46 AM EST.
I kindda saw this coming…
Mike, you’re a *******!
badger November 23, 2011, 6:50 AM EST.
Only makes me wonder what happens next. Is Lucy going to fight back? Or is she going to just brush it off or leave? Or is mike going to realize he is being an ******* and apoligize?
REALLY REALLY BIGUSERNAME November 23, 2011, 6:52 AM EST.
Aw…And this is how the tower’s plummeting.
It could’ve been a good relationship
Tika November 23, 2011, 6:54 AM EST.
Yep. Way to be a ❚❚❚❚, Mike.
Necron Cheese November 23, 2011, 6:54 AM EST.
i think that every one saw this coming……….. sadly……… watch everyone be wrong tho and it would be lucy saying that instead of mike……… aw well on with the angst shall we, allons y to FRIDAY!
Andrew November 23, 2011, 6:55 AM EST.
And, in the next page he kisses her xD
It would be a twist .. kinda a bit of a let down, but, i can see it happening
Sarahrawr November 23, 2011, 6:56 AM EST.
Mike, I really hate you now…
Kou November 23, 2011, 6:58 AM EST.
I get where Mike is coming from, but he’s just drving all of his friends away at this point. Oh I can’t wait until he ends up alone in the end. A word I like to call Karma
Rob64 November 23, 2011, 6:58 AM EST.
I want Sandy to turn out to be a total bitch and Lucy to end up with Augustus just so I can laugh at Mike’s lonely-*** face at the end of this. Really.
Illykazoo November 23, 2011, 6:59 AM EST.
this is REALLY sad….. I hate seeing best friends become like this…
Bunny November 23, 2011, 7:01 AM EST.
Had some balls there.
I’d never be able to do that.
Well, even if you’re in your right, Mikie, do it without shouting at her face, will’ya?
Lyucs November 23, 2011, 7:01 AM EST.
Poor Mike. He had all his repressed anger bottled up inside him and now it was finally released. He even nearly cried because of all the rage.
Sure, Lucy will be shattered by that NOW, but, like a thunderstorm, it will leave the sky cleared for a new and beautiful day.
TheDragon November 23, 2011, 7:06 AM EST.
@Jerk_Magic_INC Liar! Next you’ll try convincing me that when people yell at a sport’s game on TV it doesn’t effect the performance of the players!
Jon November 23, 2011, 7:09 AM EST.
Mike is such an *******. You know, he doesn’t deserve Lucy nor Sandy. Hope he ends up rotting in the dark corner of his bedroom for Christmas.
Shpiersh November 23, 2011, 7:14 AM EST.
Well, you can’t deny the guy’s got scrote. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out for the rest of the chapter and beyond.
(But this totally evens out the score of people leaving houses in rejection)
SushiJaguar November 23, 2011, 7:24 AM EST.
Hm. Well, that sure wasn’t surprising on my part. This is the first comment I’ve ever written, mainly due to the fact I didn’t feel the need to even write a comment on these pages. But this…It takes the cake.
Let’s take a little view on Mike’s point, which I’m pretty sure I’ve seen many people post already but from all these comments I can tell that we need another reminder. Mike was, in his eyes, forced to babysit and befriend Lucy even at such a young age. Fully knowing that he was nothing more than a rope that Lucy can hold onto, he snapped. (Although I must say, I blame this all on that scarf.) With the pressure of having a relationship with someone he hasn’t seen face-to-face for years now and the fact his friend -and babysittee- had confessed to him right when he was DATING, the signs of this occurring where pretty obvious.
Although, this kind of immature anger-issue behavior is absolutely the WORST possible action to use, especially when that ‘friend’ is obviously trying to rebuild their friendship. So I see no reason that Mike should act this harshly towards Lucy. After all, it was from the beginning his fault. He allowed Lucy to cling to him, he tried to find someone else that could fill the void, and he didn’t even try POLITELY state that Lucy was already mistreating him instead of acting like a teenager on her first period and completely acting like an unreasonable buffoon. Still, it’s my opinion.
Keep those pages coming!
Tiggy November 23, 2011, 7:33 AM EST.
Is it just me, or does this comic, which happens to be the current peak of mikes jerkiness, oddly contain less comments that boil down to “I hate Mike I hate Mike I hate Mike *repeat*
I also see alot less excessive assumptions about sandy too…
Alpharius November 23, 2011, 7:44 AM EST.
I still believe mikes one of the awesomest characters. It probably took alot to her why he hates her.
YoungVegeta November 23, 2011, 7:52 AM EST.
Jesus. well, looks like Mike’s dead to me now.
for some reason, this song comes to mind http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=4BGvHNDpER8&feature=related
who knows, maybe augustus will come to the rescue before Lucy slits her throat.
but I hope sandy dumps mike when she sees how he acts, she seems like a nice girl who deserves better ^^
Moviefreek November 23, 2011, 8:01 AM EST.
I’d like for this people that say all the variations of “Mike’s an *******” to elaborate a little.
Hopefully this will be good for Lucy and Mike.
I wonder how does Mike feel after saying that.
jackkuro November 23, 2011, 8:10 AM EST.
Babysitting and Friendship are two different things, Mike!!! >_
Avory November 23, 2011, 8:12 AM EST.
How can he hate her?!
I hope he’ll get some serious beating from Paulo for this
badger November 23, 2011, 8:13 AM EST.
Ok guys, another lesson learned:
Someone talking to you = babysitting that person. Y/N?
And what’s up with the shoulder grabs?
Waldo November 23, 2011, 8:17 AM EST.
WTF Mike are you fucing nuts to eal at her . You ******* , dont you now she’s your friend. OK Mike your on the list i hole that Sandy and everyone dumps him for waht he did and be sad for life . THATS WAHT YOU GET FOR BEING A SHITI ******* .Nice comick doo keep on the good work .
gobo744 November 23, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.
While Lucy May have been a pain from time to time, and a bit abusive. That still doesn’t justify mike acting like a total A-hole, its pretty obvious she likes and or loves him, and just has difficulty saying it. the only reason she turned to Paulo is because he was there for here when she felt devastated and tried to comfort her, Mike just acts like he is put upon by her attempts to show she care deeply for him. this thing with sally will end in fiery wreckage and broken dreams especially with how her modeling career seems to be skyrocketing
Eruadan November 23, 2011, 8:20 AM EST.
i hope he feels bad. But it’s good, sadly, that she lets him go and stops being miserable over him. But given the guy Mike is, you know he still feels bad about saying that.
asimplefangirl November 23, 2011, 8:23 AM EST.
I SEE TEARS.
GameBoy November 23, 2011, 8:28 AM EST.
honestly, i think of some points wich will happen:
- Lucy will end up in another Depression arc.
- Mike and paulo: a fight. definatly somewhat the same as the one between mike and guy of daisy (no idea what his name was again)
- i can figure that sandy will absolutly talk about this with him once she sees what he’s doing to people arround him.
- i can espect a comeback of our old pedophile from vacation.
- Might also be that daisy has a say in this.
- Augustus will absolutly make use of this situation.
- and ofcourse.. ALOT.. of drama.
Somedambuilder November 23, 2011, 8:31 AM EST.
Well since there isn’t anything I can say that hasn’t already been said by everyone, I’m just gonna say this. Sorry Taeshi, everybody’s gonna be WAY too busy with this page to read the newspost =P
Flashbomb7 November 23, 2011, 8:35 AM EST.
;__; plz don’t hurt me Mike.
I think he’s gonna give me nightmares!
Beyatchart November 23, 2011, 8:35 AM EST.
okay. and. another post:
i’m hearing that broadcast.
Suitcase, You sound like a buildoser man!
and vera.. that voice is soo quuuuyuuuuuuteeeeee *_*
Somedambuilder November 23, 2011, 8:36 AM EST.
Why, I hate you too, MICHAEL,
FROM NOW ON.
Another character from BCB I hated other than ******.
Vasiliy November 23, 2011, 8:37 AM EST.
OAO wow um thats kinda harsh don’t you think so mike.
Pedo bear is creepy November 23, 2011, 8:46 AM EST.
JESUS. CHRIST. WILL THE DRAMA NEVER CEASE? Oh right it’s a comic about cat’s in school…..STILL.
Kit November 23, 2011, 8:47 AM EST.
Oh luce….let this one go…
Iris November 23, 2011, 8:48 AM EST.
Not cool. Not even a little. High up on the list of things you never do is this.
Rjpoofy November 23, 2011, 8:55 AM EST.
His problem is most likely the fact that he still likes lucy, just maybe not as much as sandy. Thus guilt, combined with the fact that sandy is so much nicer to him than lucy, who has a different personality and a different way to interact with people, makes him let it all out on lucy, blaming her for being nowhere near as saintly as sandy as well as for his own residual feelings he is reminded of whenever she is around.
Hence mike is, yes, a jerkface.
cookie November 23, 2011, 8:55 AM EST.
The worst part of this is the fact he’s touching her shoulders like he’s about to strangle her. I hope she gets the hell away from him.
Udyr November 23, 2011, 8:57 AM EST.
Mike was my favorite now david is ,mike ur way out of line now my friend
Kingdestroyer November 23, 2011, 8:58 AM EST.
Oh no, Mike is being more than a jerk. Much, much, much more.
Leia Soro November 23, 2011, 9:03 AM EST.
And We though love was s’posed to make thee a better person… Well, there goes that myth.
Dext November 23, 2011, 9:06 AM EST.
I hope Mike knows what he’s doing. Afterall, they share the same classroom and friends, it’s not like they can exactly avoid each other after all of this.
Vigtyr November 23, 2011, 9:07 AM EST.
Mike, you’re the biggest idiot in the world …
You could not just say that you wanted her to leave you alone?
You’re a ****ing *******!
Jack Silvermoon November 23, 2011, 9:09 AM EST.
I kind of understand him .
If his life will be nicer without troublesome Lucy , I really understand how he likes Sandy more.
Try to see it by his perspective, not by Lucy’s
Emy November 23, 2011, 9:11 AM EST.
Mike, you are one giant git.
No more respect for you, bra.
juDEX November 23, 2011, 9:15 AM EST.
…*locks the ****ing anti-angst bunker door and aint comeing out*
Siriuswolf November 23, 2011, 9:17 AM EST.
It would really be a great idea right now to have Lucy commit suicide in the next 8 pages, then have BCB continue as a series dedicated to how Mike suffers mental anguish for the rest of his life.
polyGlamorous November 23, 2011, 9:19 AM EST.
This will not stop the shippers. FOR BEHOLD! A wild Frenemy appears!
Pingu November 23, 2011, 9:22 AM EST.
Tell it like it is Mike!<3
All those years of pent up anger and frustration at Lucy and her abusive dependence on Mike have been released.
Lucy I’d get out now if I were you.
Insane Lioness November 23, 2011, 9:24 AM EST.
And so a shroud of depressing shadows has decended, but will everything be fixed for the better? This is a very dramatic chapter.
Starkeyblade November 23, 2011, 9:26 AM EST.
WHAT!? You wont get away with this mike!!!
no one November 23, 2011, 9:32 AM EST.
I can kinda understand what Mike’s saying. I have a friend who has emotional issues, and is always overreacting to EVERYTHING, like when someone teases him, he jumps straight to the conclusion he’s being bullied and has a tantrum. Even though I hate him because of that, I, unlike Mike, try to get past that, because he’s probably suffering. And one more person hating him won’t help anyone.
Vice November 23, 2011, 9:32 AM EST.
Lucy, my poor kitten. I hope Sandy breaks your heart in half Mishael.
Suzume November 23, 2011, 9:33 AM EST.
It’s a good thing this has a webcomic.
Does anyone know if Sandy has a Facebook or something? I’d like to link her to this page.
juDEX November 23, 2011, 9:35 AM EST.
aawwwhhh this is sad no me gusta this chapter (even though I don’t like Lucy and Mike as a couple) it’s just so sadd angst angst angst. well now it’s time for either Augustus or Paulo to the rescue
Aurora November 23, 2011, 9:36 AM EST.
OH YA, I remember now!
Huh? November 23, 2011, 9:39 AM EST.
Peach November 23, 2011, 9:41 AM EST.
You’re right that Lucy has a harsh physical nature, but it’s not like Mike was the only target of her physical-fits. An no, that was not an attempted to defend that part of her personality, but this is an aspect of who she is and Mike was well aware of it, along with all her other friends. But even knowing this he never did anything to try an’ change her before. If anything he only enabled her.
And no… I will not blame it on her for not knowing how to deal with her emotions. Mike should have expressed his grievances to her before and told her that she needed to change for the sake of their friendship. A person can’t change if they aren’t aware there’s a problem. Since Mike never out-right told her how he felt about her behavior he’s just as much at fault for letting it go on as she is for doing it. No person is perfect. Furthermore, all of Lucy’s outbursts shouldn’t be reason to ignore her good qualities. It’s not like he was forced to continue being her friend. They weren’t in an some crazy abusive relationship where she isolated him from everyone else and where he had no other choice but to be with her; it’s not like she was threatening him should he leave her. So he had options which he never took.
Lastly, Lucy’s behavior in the past is not an excuse for Mike’s current behavior. He allowed things to get this way. He needs to grow up and acknowledge his own part in this, because Lucy just showed him that she would have changed had she been aware of the problem before, which she wasn’t. So I’m sorry, Mike is at fault here. Not Lucy.
Candid November 23, 2011, 9:45 AM EST.
Cmon paulo! where are you when a young lady is in distress?
Though i feel really bad for Lucy i kinda approved of Mike x Lucy but Mike is better off without her and is with Sandy… though…so much drama…i love it!
artisticScratch November 23, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.
I ****ing Hate your comic you idiot all your characters suck
I hate This Damn comic November 23, 2011, 9:47 AM EST.
@i hate This Damn Comic
Why do you even read it you idiot bitch stupid **** everyone love this comic
PauloXLucy November 23, 2011, 9:48 AM EST.
+1 for Lucy giving him a smile and leaving the house without any confrontation, leaving a dumbfounded Mike behind staring at the door as it closes.
Perhapsthis November 23, 2011, 9:48 AM EST.
Oh my… Come on Paulo help lucy
and mike stop being all angry from lucy
only cause sandy called you you forgot that lucy was playing video games and having fun with you
PauloXLucy November 23, 2011, 9:51 AM EST.
Finally, that bitch got what she deserves. Mike’s had to suffer too long, how can people feel sorry for someone as cruel as her?
Bluescarfsupport November 23, 2011, 9:52 AM EST.
I think Lucy was wrong to bully Mike and depend on him so much. But I also think Mike is blowing this way out of proportion.
Seriously. He was having fun playing games with her a few minutes ago. Mike has seen JUST NOW that Lucy can be mature and have fun with him. And yet he still depends on his old feelings that Lucy is a baby with a temper problem and needs to be treated as such.
There is such a thing as growing up. Lucy is trying to do so, especially evident with the fact that she said she was happy for Mike instead of crying about Sandy. But Mike hasn’t grown up at all, and might even be regressing.
I took a look at some older chapter, where Mike liked Lucy and Daisy was still trying to be with him. Guess what? Mike’s behavior toward Daisy when he liked Lucy is exactly the same as his behavior to Lucy now that he’s happily in love with Sandy. Mike goes into the same jerk behavior when he has a girl who likes him that he doesn’t feel romantically toward, whether he’s thirteen or fifteen.
Which means Mike has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to maturity with handling his relationships. Friends change, Mike, and Lucy is trying to change for the better. Let’s hope you see that eventually, even if you don’t see it until Sandy comes and points it out for you.
Mattaki November 23, 2011, 9:53 AM EST.
@Bluescarfsupport: totally. She finally got told.
NyukoChanKawaiiDesu November 23, 2011, 9:55 AM EST.
What I hope will happen is Lucy runs off in tears and Mike suddenly regrets it and trys to run after her but she runs off into the snow. Mike doesn’t see her for days and starts to worry and think about what he’s done wrong. I don’t think he appreciated Lucys friendship, you don’t miss something until it’s gone.
Kite November 23, 2011, 10:01 AM EST.
I’m fine with this. With mike out of the picture there’s more room for paulo.
He actually cares deeply about Lucy.
MIke can go hang himself with his scarf.
Kindle kat November 23, 2011, 10:04 AM EST.
And so Mike finally explodes.
Well, Lucy, you can’t video game your way out of this one.
Ziggy November 23, 2011, 10:04 AM EST.
Kyonshi Yuri November 23, 2011, 10:05 AM EST.
Honestly, Lucy…just punch Mike already. He’s a little baby with temper issues. It seems the two of you have switched places and now HE’S the one that needs a beating. You both need to get over yourselves.
Baki November 23, 2011, 10:08 AM EST.
I dunno. To me it just feels like Mike has pushed it too far. At least when Lucy was mean, it was usually out of… rivalry? well, something like that. But the way Mike is treating her is just straight up hatred and anger. This page especially just looks like Mike’s pushed it too far. I mean, I guess you people who approve of this page have a point, Lucy… Is… Uhhhh… Still too attached to Mike. But to me it seems like Lucy has changed, at least a little, and doesn’t quite deserve this level of anger and rejection.
Phyrebat November 23, 2011, 10:09 AM EST.
Really mike? She was trying to be nice. All she was said was that she was happy sandy was coming down to make you happy. Did you seriously have to blow that out of proportion? The girl still has feelings for you and she was being mature by playing video games with you and being happy for you. You are the child, I hope sandy dumps your worthless butt.
superanimecutie November 23, 2011, 10:13 AM EST.
@Kindle kat I’m soooo with you!! xD
It’s both there faults in the end. Yes Lucy is a bully, but let try to remember why Mike got angry in the first place:
because she confesed.
Was that really necesary? No I don’t think so. I’m glad he finnaly said wtf was wrong with him. I hope he moves over to Sandy’s neihborhood so Lucy can finnaly move on. I don’t care if she even ends up with David, just let her be haapy :L
C: November 23, 2011, 10:13 AM EST.
@Phyrebat She’s a selfish bitch and is pretending to change. She’s not really and it’s hollow and good on Mike for calling that bluff. She only thinks for herself except for her pets and when she’s thirty (if she lives to thirty because lolsuicide right now) she’ll still be alone and have only pets. Mike is the good guy here, he’s been the victim and still tried to look after her for how long? He’s just been walked all over over the years, he has every right to be mad. He’s mad as hell and he’s not gonna take it anymore! All she ever did was take take take, and when he couldn’t give anymore she still wants to take. She wasn’t really happy for him, she was pretending to be
Bluescarfsupport November 23, 2011, 10:19 AM EST.
@ToraPandoraPGS I think since it was in red that Mike said it, but that would be too good for this angsty comic to allow
Mike why!? Yall were having fun before the call and you didn’t that to be babysitting did you???
Shoogie November 23, 2011, 10:21 AM EST.
^*you didn’t think that to be
Shoogie November 23, 2011, 10:23 AM EST.
J Boy November 23, 2011, 10:24 AM EST.
Sorry bro. I can agree that sometimes you really need to make someone open their eyes to something… but Mike’s little attack there (despite it being Lucy’s fault in a way) wasn’t needed.
He was making himself miserable every time. Think about it back in the classroom…the very fear and irritation of being paired up with Lucy, the stress he put on himself, etc, etc…how is that normal? His out burst may put Lucy in his place, but this girl seems like she just wants their friendship to be back, and he destroyed it.
Shojobo November 23, 2011, 10:27 AM EST.
Why Mike, why?! Lucy just wanted to be your friend again! I think she was finally accepting that there was nothing that would ever have romantic substance between you two, and was genuinely happy that Sandy was coming over! (Though I don’t like Sandy, not in the least. She basically caused all this drama and not talking bit between Mike and Lucy ) You just HAD to act like a total douche, didn’t you, Mike? And now what? Now you say you hate Lucy? Great. That’s really gonna go well. Don’t you still have to work on the essay together? How is that going to be possible? You really screwed things up this time. Jolly good show! *applause*
KawaiiMarshmallow November 23, 2011, 10:37 AM EST.
Well now it’s really time to go talk to Augustus again. At least he talked her out of being suicidal.
wolfdragonful November 23, 2011, 10:38 AM EST.
Really Mike? Then why were you smiling and having a good time with her a few pages ago?
All I have to say is karma.
OmegaB November 23, 2011, 10:41 AM EST.
She didn’t want to be babysat anymore, Mike! She just wanted to be friends. And you hate her now? Okay, Lucy used to be clingy, whiny, and in need of a babysitter. But now she’s just trying to make it right by being a friend, after you had been a great one.
Meeps November 23, 2011, 10:43 AM EST.
mike, you jerk. you dirty little jerk
i know that lucy kinda deserved it, but, i mean, c’mon!!! she was just trying to be friends with you again, man… and almost did it! i can’t believe you, mike… i really can’t.. and once again, i say: mike, you jerk. you dirty little jerk
Anon November 23, 2011, 10:43 AM EST.
I’ve read the comic through and I cannot find an instance where Lucy does anything wrong to Mike. There is no great sin she has committed. I don’t get why he’s angry or why anyone would say she deserves it. The drama seems a bit contrived at this point for me. Angst pulled out of a hat.
If anyone could pinpoint exactly what she did wrong and in what panel I’d be glad to look at it.
Cail November 23, 2011, 10:47 AM EST.
F—- you mike. F—- you.
That guy... over there November 23, 2011, 10:47 AM EST.
I almost typed a long post about what I think of this comic but then I realized these characters are completely fictional and my opinion means nothing in the long run.
Mike still sucks though.
Slick November 23, 2011, 10:49 AM EST.
wow really mike? she trys to make amends and you be a complete….excuse me language but mike you’ve become a complete ******* and quite frankly this crosses the line no one who wants to make amends should hear that espically if you know what they are trying to do
Anima November 23, 2011, 10:50 AM EST.
ouch that hurts
Ariese November 23, 2011, 10:51 AM EST.
momento ese “te odio” de quien surgio? quien lo dijo,si mike o lucy aaa ya nose estoy confundido porque mike esta portandose muy tonto o todoa sido porque el comentario de mike tenga razon en el sentido de que todo lo que lucy hace e sporuqe cree todo sucede a su alrededor
Jonny_M November 23, 2011, 10:51 AM EST.
Hah. She deserved it. This is funny.
Big Macintosh November 23, 2011, 10:53 AM EST.
Mike, you JERKISH, STUPID, FILTHY MUGGLE!!!!!!!! *glares*
Kathleen November 23, 2011, 10:58 AM EST.
The funniest part about Lucy suffering is the fans’ suffering.
Stay tuned for “Another Confrontation.” Maybe MikexLucy would’ve worked out if Alejandro had succeeded in raping her.
Jerk_Magic_Inc November 23, 2011, 11:01 AM EST.
I gotta say that I am not really surprised that this happened, the reason Mike has been acting that way towards her is because he does hate her, or at least doesn’t want her around now. To be honest, I can’t blame him, it would seem he didn’t want to strait up tell her that he hates her unless he had to. However a couple of pages ago they where having a good time, so all of that other stuff goes out the window. Now I am just confused as to what Mike thinks, though I can’t honestly blame him for being upset, but he should at least be consistant. I mean, TWO PAGES and he goes from having fun with her to hating her, that’s just confusing.
Dracain November 23, 2011, 11:05 AM EST.
Mikes a ****ing dick. He just gets worse and worse.
Joe philis November 23, 2011, 11:12 AM EST.
Wow res ally mike!!!??! I just cried, I hope Lucy finds a better friend and someone who’s going to treat her well, and for you I hope sandy dumps your a***!!
:) November 23, 2011, 11:13 AM EST.
THATS HORRIBLE YOU IDIOT she tried to be nice again and be his friend AND HE TREATS HER LIKE THIS
TotallyDrawn November 23, 2011, 11:14 AM EST.
You reap what you sow Lucy… you reap what you sow…
Holly November 23, 2011, 11:15 AM EST.
I’m not surprised at this.
Though Mike is a dick of course. Reminds me of my ex-boyfriend. He didn’t tell me he hated me, though. Just… Their personalities are so similiar, it’s scary, and I hate my ex cause of personal reasons.
Mike you *********.
Sandy will slap you in the titties if you act this way to your friends when she’s around.
Yes, I tried being a friend to him, yet he pretty much ignored me. Samething happened with his friend.
Midnight November 23, 2011, 11:18 AM EST.
Oooo I have an idea!! They leave each other alone and they won’t talk to each other. Then someone hears about the fight, and rumors spread. After that, Sandy finds out about the fight, and she’s REALLY disappointed in Mike for yelling at Lucy, then Mike’s all alone and depressed. That’s all I have for now.
LunarStar November 23, 2011, 11:23 AM EST.
I think its gonna turn out something like what LunarStar said. Sandy won’t like this side of Mike.
FluffleButt83c November 23, 2011, 11:28 AM EST.
Jeez what a dick
Awe November 23, 2011, 11:34 AM EST.
poor lucy…even though im a big mikexlucy she has treated him horrible..enought to drive him away. but i would love to see them as friends again i also dont want this to somehow get to sandy and like blow up in his face either (shocking) lucy you need to apologize to him before he kicks you out…
herpyderpy November 23, 2011, 11:37 AM EST.
Oh My God.
Mike must have his own reasons to avoid Lucy.
The reason is SANDY.
He loves Sandy, even thought most of the time we saw is just through a phone.
But this phone call must be the most important thing to him in the Earth.
Lucy had just a not good opening about telling Mike she loves him.
Mike is sick of arguing with Lucy anymore with nonsense reasons.
He hates Lucy with REASONs for a long time, as well as we can see he’s ignoring Lucy.
So don’t say that Mike is a jerk, a dick, something else.
If a phone call can change Mike so fast and instant like that,
BELL AND STEVE JOBS WERE GREAT GUYS.
Vasiliy November 23, 2011, 11:40 AM EST.
Oh my god.
That’s it. Mike is no longer a protagonist.
In fact, he’s not even a neutral character. Congrats, Mike. You’re the new antagonist.
He knows Lucy. He was “friends” with her for many years. He would have to be the thickest character in the story to not understand her by now.
He knows exactly what his words will do to her, and yet he still says them? He holds her against the wall and screams at her?
In fact, even if he wasn’t holding Lucy against the wall, anyone would react badly to being treated this way. Especially by his or her former best friend.
This is not “giving her what she deserves”. This is not just “pushing her away for both their benefit”. This is heartless and cruel.
And the unfortunate thing about this is, Lucy’s friends WON’T find out. She isn’t going to tell them about this because it would only annoy Mike even more. Remember when Lucy told Mike she loved him and he rejected her? She didn’t mention it until her friends took her outside and asked her about it over and over again. She is not going to bring this up, either.
causticAntilogy November 23, 2011, 11:44 AM EST.
white wing November 23, 2011, 11:45 AM EST.
Being a douche there Mike
But it’s in a kind way
elinn November 23, 2011, 11:52 AM EST.
I don’t agree, Caustic.
With someone like Lucy, who is self-absorbed and pushy and does not really listen to what other people say, you have to be about this blunt for the message to even reach her.
I see this as the inevitable deeply tragic outcome of the conflict between them., given their ages and personalities.
And remember folks, these are young people , teenagers, acting out of raw emotion without adult sophistication or moderation.
Cut them some slack.
Fruvous November 23, 2011, 11:53 AM EST.
Yay, Mike did what I said and punched her right in the heart!
BJMcG November 23, 2011, 11:53 AM EST.
O.k. that went well very peaceful indeed…NOT
El Legendario November 23, 2011, 11:54 AM EST.
I think he’s doing it for her own good like when a new mother puts her child up for adoption because she can’t support it.
Wolf November 23, 2011, 11:55 AM EST.
I’m not sure who says “I hate you” at the end - I suspect not mike because it’s in a different colour to the rest of the speech.
Would make sense for Lucy to be saying it, too.
Darth GW7 November 23, 2011, 11:57 AM EST.
Holy damn…… Mike I mean…..I understand…..but really? HATE? That badly?
I realize you’ve been kind of a push over for year to her and iy finally got to you, but seriously? As much as I wanna call you so many names, I can’t cause unfortunatly in a way you are right. I just think this whole thing could have been handled soooo much better
It just seems like to me is that you are afraid she’s gonna do it to you again, but Lucy is growing up. She was trying so hard in the last page and you just blow up like this? Why didn’t you say something earlier? Or better yet, said something a long ****ing time ago.
This is so upsetting…..for everyone. Unless you don’t like the idea of MikexLucy or whatever. Frankly, I have lost my respect for most of the characters before, but then, they turn around and either grow up, or do something to make up for it. Cause that’s what happens, people make mistakes. It’s the people who continue to do them and just don’t give a **** who are wrong…..
I feel bad for the gang, now that this is out and about, either they’re all gonna go all HATE on Mike, or Lucy will avoid them all in case he’s around cause she knows she’s not wanted. Like before.
And you know what? I can’t help it. Mike, you are a whoremonging jerkity jerk jerkface and need to sit in the flipping corner for a while banging you’re head off the wall while someone is playing loud music.
That’s right, I remembered you’re sensitive ears !
BunBun November 23, 2011, 11:59 AM EST.
@Darth GW7 Mike says “Shut up and listen!” in the same red above. It’s just highlighting his vicious tone.
DiamondMx November 23, 2011, 12:01 PM EST.
WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE A
WHEN I WAS BEING WHAT YOU WANT ME TO BE
SUDDENLY EVERYTHING I EVER WANTED HAS PASSED ME BY~~
also lol all the gay mikexlucy shippers with their panties in a bunch
Susan November 23, 2011, 12:03 PM EST.
@Vasiliy, you should read vausticAntilogy’s post :l also, Mike hasn’t hated Lucy that long. He started hating her… well some short time after she confessed her love for him. And i will call him a jerk, a dick, an ***, etc, because as caustic stated, he knows her [i]better than anyone else[/i]. He knows it will kill her to hear him say those words, and yet he does it anyways. I honestly can’t see why you’re defending him. Give me one good reason why his actions are justified(and none of that “lucy did the same thing to him for years” crap. That is in no way equal to this), and I’ll try to see it from your point of view. Until then, he’s a dick
ihonestlycantthinkofone November 23, 2011, 12:05 PM EST.
Well, Mike, you’re a real ****ing *******.
G November 23, 2011, 12:09 PM EST.
Carna November 23, 2011, 12:12 PM EST.
@vasiliy and @Ihonestlycantthinkofone THANK YOU VASILIY! No one else understands that Mike has good reason to do what he has done. (@Ihonestlycantthinkofone)ANYONE, would have reacted this way, or close to it, if they had gone through all Mike has gone through with Lucy. He made his point. He is only upset whenever she’s around. She is the root of all the bad in Mike’s life. You really CANNOT be best friends with someone that does this to you. YES, he broke it to her hard, but how else would you get Lucy to understand something like this?! She would only try to comfort him more if he didn’t finally tell her the cold, hard truth. Lucy will find someone else, Paulo probably, but the thing is, Mike is not her only friend anymore. Those days have passed. She has many friends who care about her now. She does not need the comfort of Mike, even though what just happened will hurt her deeply and she will be badly depressed or just flat-out ****** off at everyone, someone will help her through this. So please, stop saying Mike is a jerk.
Adrian Fife November 23, 2011, 12:12 PM EST.
Or maybe it’s like Harry and the Hendersons “Goodbye, my friend.”
BJMcG November 23, 2011, 12:21 PM EST.
Yes, I agree, Lucy was not only mean, but cruel at times to Mike. However, it had started out as a childish behavior with no real consideration of the consequences of bullying. It may be partially Lucy’s fault that all this has happened, but it’s part Mike’s fault, too. Instead of standing up to her and confronting her from early on, he let her continue to treat him in such a way, giving her the impression that it was -okay.- And why? Because he wanted to be a self-pitying idiot with some miserable “obligation.”
And Mike seems to have conveniently forgotten when he, himself, used Lucy.
Later on, when Sandy and her family moved away, who was it that suddenly transferred all his leftover feelings to a girl who didn’t deserve to have her feelings played with in such a way? Mike.
Who was it that Lucy courageously defended in a dark alley, nearly getting raped for it, nearly getting killed? Mike.
Lucy may have been a bad friend at times, but so was Mike. He was never a perfect friend for her, and Lucy sure wasn’t a perfect friend for him, but she still made him happy at times. They still took walks in the park, shared jokes with each other, played video games and worked as partners on so many projects.
What Mike is doing right now is completely unfair. Lucy may have been the one who would give him a girl’s punch every now and then; boohoo, big deal, Paulo was dealt with the same way, but he took it like a man and he seems just fine to me!
Mike’s the one who had played with her feelings when he knew his heart had always belonged to Sandy. This huge hole of Misery isn’t just Lucy’s fault- it’s his.
I said it once and I’ll say it again; he’s not a friend worth keeping, and I hope to God Lucy realizes this and never speaks to the arse again.
Skygaze November 23, 2011, 12:23 PM EST.
While you have a point, Fruvous, I still think this is taking things too far. I don’t think Mike should have been quite so hateful and nasty with his remarks, and there’s certainly no need for him to be grabbing her by the shoulders and yelling at her. It’s possible to get a point across without physically intimidating someone, which is definitely what Mike is doing here.
I agree that it seems like Lucy keeps trying to be friends with Mike even after he has already made it clear that it doesn’t want to be, but I still think this is far too harsh.
Yes, they are fifteen with raging hormones. But age shouldn’t be an excuse for purposely hurting other people when you know exactly what you are doing.
That said, I don’t see any possibility of mending their friendship at this point. :C
causticAntilogy November 23, 2011, 12:31 PM EST.
… Do I have to freakin’ capitalise this message?
Davey November 23, 2011, 12:32 PM EST.
That’s horrible poor Lucy i know how u feel. Wish wasn’t so painful as it is from being friends from young age and lose them cause u loved them… >.< Lucy u can make it through this even if u lose Mike!
Lionesst November 23, 2011, 12:32 PM EST.
Paulo’s gonna get an earful of this, I bet.
I wonder, would Sandy find this behavior in Mike attractive? >_>
Doomstruck November 23, 2011, 12:38 PM EST.
Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey. Mike. Hey.
A November 23, 2011, 12:46 PM EST.
Aww, poor Lucy. Well I better get to welding some plates over those giant holes in the hull of the good ship MikeXLucy.
Zephyrion November 23, 2011, 12:50 PM EST.
My Lord. Mike spoke his feelings. Poor Lucy…
TheNameless November 23, 2011, 12:53 PM EST.
i dont see mike using the grab to the shoulders as something to scare her, its just one sure fire way to make sure that she gets the message, that lucy will take every word to heart. mike, you suck, and i hope this comes back to bite you.
emohamstergod November 23, 2011, 12:54 PM EST.
Well that has truly screwed over my ideas of mike x lucy, but I still argue that they would be perfect together. Mike can play babysitter…. the mental image.
YYC_On_GC November 23, 2011, 12:58 PM EST.
Taeshi said BCB ends junior year, right? And right now they’re juniors. The only good reason to cut off a series before a perfect cutoff point(graduation) would be because something happened to one of the main cast.. With the way things are going, doesn’t it seem like Lucy might try to kill herself? I mean, her best friend said he hates her. She admitted to Augustus she was about ready to give up /before/ Mike flat out said he hated her. She’s obviously unstable. This will indeed be a depressing chapter, no matter what..
Anyways, I resented Sandy for a long time but I’m realizing, this is all Mike. And actually, I hate MikexSandy. Not because I support MikexLucy(I did until recently), but because Sandy doesn’t deserve such a heartless boyfriend- no one does.
Mike had every right to get sick of Lucy, but she’s trying to
Make amends. There was no need to tell a half broken Lucy he hates her just to break her all the way.
Anyways, Mike, if he is the good guy he was before, he’ll realize what he’s done and apologize or something. But maybe too late.. Well, I hope Paulo or Yashi or Daisy or someone comes to the rescue..
Nice work, Taeshi. You’ve got me worked up, all right.
RC November 23, 2011, 12:58 PM EST.
I hope you lose your stupid new scarf, Mike! You make me sick!
Ark November 23, 2011, 12:58 PM EST.
do i smell the past coming back much? it all seems much too similar in my mind. i could be overlooking things though :s
-Mike & Lucy friends ->
-Mike and Sandy become a “thing” ->
-Mike ‘abandons’ Lucy ->
-Sandy has to leave ->
-Mike & Lucy friends/kind of friends ->
-Mike and Sandy relationship tiems ->
-Mike throws Lucy outta his life [seen on this page] ->
-something happens that causes Sandy to “leave”, be it from relationship or other ->
i really hope that’s Lucy saying “I hate you”, Mike might get a little taken back by it. might even wake him up, if only just a tiny bit, at least enough to show him that it hasn’t JUST been Lucy’s “fault” that he’s ****** off. since this whole situation was caused by HIM in the first place, being so ****** off at the fact that they MIGHT have to work together on a school assignment. it might come from Lucy, but it was his own hate that caused it. not her in and of herself.
if that even makes any sense :C it’s early, i’m going back to my Monster Rehab and Cave Story now. i’ve said what i’ve got in my mind.
Symphonic November 23, 2011, 1:00 PM EST.
twalker500 November 23, 2011, 1:01 PM EST.
Wow… That’s just…. Just…. Wow….
I have a little question, primarally focused on Mike and Lucy. I’ll try to come back and check on this message later, just to see if I get any results.
Is there, at all, anyway for Mike to -possibly- have done the things he has done, and still remain in a good light? Is there any sensible reason for his actions so far, in any way, shape, or form? Because I can’t think of -any- possible reason for him to be doing this. When he admited a -while- back that he didn’t like her the way she did, had I been an active commentator, I’d have jumped to his defense. Right now, though, he honestly seems like a villain…
Anonymous November 23, 2011, 1:04 PM EST.
way to smack a girl in the face mike (metaphorically speaking).
I don’t know if this was a long time coming or just pent up frustrations coming out but I did just finnish reading Sand Chronicles and this is just screams suicide at the moment or murder suicide.
dimes should have stores November 23, 2011, 1:08 PM EST.
he’s done with being a “security blanket” for Lucy. he seems to think that their whole relationship [not meaning a couple here] is based on her using him as a crutch of sorts. he explains this more in the beach trip, after he gets hurt.
it’s not a /great/ reason, but it’s the only one i can think of.
he basically feels their relationship is only him being support and nothing more than that.
and he’s done with it.
that’s what i’m getting from it at least.
Symphonic November 23, 2011, 1:09 PM EST.
Mike is next on my hit list
stotans November 23, 2011, 1:11 PM EST.
no no no no no no no no no no no no.
i can’t webcomics. they make me too emotional.
Ashe November 23, 2011, 1:16 PM EST.
@Symphonic; Although I agree, there’s better ways of handling it. Besides, that was approximately 6 months ago. Hasn’t he noticed the change in Lucy or is he so narrowminded that he’s just trying to ignore her in anyway possible?
Krystique November 23, 2011, 1:19 PM EST.
I KNEW IT! I knew he was going to be all like “I HAVE been happy! I’ve just been unhappy when YOU were around!” Just because Lucy has been trying to make amends doesn’t make Mike a bad guy. He just HONESTLY does not want her around him. Does Lucy deserve it? No. But Mike just doesn’t like her anymore. Plus it sounded like Lucy was going to say “I do it because i’m your friend and I still…” Still love him? Most likely what she was going to say making him snap since well…yeah. There are time where two persons cannot get along no matter what they do. Mike tried already by toleranting her all these years by I guess telling himself he “liked” her. When I think about it Lucy seems kind of….very obsessive, more than usual. Like ALL this time she still thinks of herself as Mike’s “friend” when CLEARLY he doesn’t want anything to do with her. Avoiding her and such. Have you ever had a person REALLY like you and wouldn’t leave you alone no matter what? Lucy’s just being REALLY stubborn and obsessive, forcing Mike to just snap so he can get it through to her since ignoring her and being miserable around her wasn’t a significant enough to tell her he didn’t like her.
Lesson November 23, 2011, 1:20 PM EST.
You’re prolly going to kill me but i beginn to understand Mike …
But this went hellishly wrong he really should have talked to her about this.
I wonder how Lucy will react to this … now she is forced to move on.
Zarylo November 23, 2011, 1:21 PM EST.
I seriously hope Lucy breaks down and doesn’t answer to all the **** Mike is giving her. That will prove him he’s a complete *******, and that she’s the good one here. If she breaks down, Mike’s family will see it, they’ll start asking, trying to figure out what happen. Mike has to get off his horse for a sec and realize he’s not the center of the universe. That douchy behaviour is unacceptable. His family will probably figure it out sooner or later and he’ll be in deep ****.
There’s no excuse for treating somebody like that.
Paw November 23, 2011, 1:22 PM EST.
I wouldn’t be surprised if that was actually Lucy who spoke in the last panel, even though I’m sure it’s Mike. It’d be a great drama-bomb~
Anon November 23, 2011, 1:24 PM EST.
but wat happened to a couple pages ago when he was happy with her? i think she mostly reacted well.
poor lucy, having to feel mikes wrath i think u woulda been better off if u didnt tell him he needed the happynes tht he alrdy has. shoulda said okay and went home.
TreeFrog November 23, 2011, 1:28 PM EST.
I highly believe it is mike who is saying the last words …
Also, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO MEHEHEHE
Ariso November 23, 2011, 1:31 PM EST.
My face is legitly in the face..Geez Mike…I’m very dissapointed in you…
And for the record, I hate you too now I used to shipo you and Lucy but now you’re just a *****. -______________________-
Oh well, time to start shipping Pualo x Lucy…
PAULO COME SAVE HER.
G!@nN@ November 23, 2011, 1:35 PM EST.
I can understand pushing someone away for simply not wanting to be around that someone (given Mike and Lucy’s… “unique”… relationship, I wouldn’t be THAT surprised for Mike to want some alone time from her), but this? This is just wrong. Seriously, no other word for it. This isn’t him telling her he wants to separate, this isn’t him telling her he’d rather be with Sandy than with her, that’s just him inflicting as much possible pain to her as he can. Teenage hormones or not, Mike just crossed a very bright red line here.
Perhapsthis November 23, 2011, 1:36 PM EST.
I don’t blame him after all she put him through. Did he handle it wrong? Yes. But that’s the way people are in high school. If you don’t think high school students do stupid things you’re either too young or too deluded. I’ve been on the sidelines for way too many conversations like this.
SgtRed November 23, 2011, 1:36 PM EST.
Not even a pinkie pie party could fix this situation….still, all in all Mike handled it in a way I’m sure many have, being backed into a bit of a corner by opening his own mouth at the setup of all this(shooting his mouth off in class!) still Lucy deserved, in my opinion, a bit more decorum than what she got. like others have said he could have taken her aside and explained himself instead of just bottling it up and letting her keep pushing…really he brought this moment on himself I think…but that’s me.
and then I came back with a thought about 2 seconds later, haha.
I think what’s really getting to Mike IS the long distance relationship with Sandy. Honestly I’ve seen some good friends become horrible teeth gnashing trolls when they’re not texting or chatting with their gf/bf on the phone!
Kutal November 23, 2011, 1:40 PM EST.
Well, Mike, with those harsh words, allow me to return the favor.
With these harsh words.
TheX400096 November 23, 2011, 1:43 PM EST.
@Kutal No dude you’re completely right, he should have handled it differently and he had plenty of time to do so. This moment and any of the following consequences of it are all on his head.
OmegaB November 23, 2011, 1:44 PM EST.
Roflol, what a dumb ***.
He doesn’t even know why he’s angry when she’s around! So close but so far! He says right here that his unhappyness revolves around the Lucy situation. Stupid f&%^er doesn’t even understand himself.
Nice try at least, Lucy.
bla November 23, 2011, 1:44 PM EST.
run away lucy[simba], run away and never come back. you killed your own friend[father] with your carelessness.
i just referenced this to lion king! ff yeah!!
corina November 23, 2011, 1:47 PM EST.
Poor Lucy. She deserved it but it seems that Mike went to far this time. Now I am starting to see that LucyxMike shouldn’t be. Now I am LucyxPaulo and Mike being alone.
Edit 3 min later: I hope on Friday Lucy lets him have it and knocks some sense into him!
Howerz November 23, 2011, 1:48 PM EST.
well Lucy you had your chance,
hanksloss November 23, 2011, 1:51 PM EST.
Just listened to that webcomic beacon podcast interview you guys did. Good show! Liked all the art process stuff and story development stuff. Entertaining show.
Also the digression about degrassi lol.
BJMcG November 23, 2011, 1:54 PM EST.
Holy crap, so the truth comes out. this is really emotional. I can’t believe Nike would act this way.
Megaluigiman November 23, 2011, 2:00 PM EST.
Maishul Maishul Maishul.
What would Sandy say?
i’m thinking she’s gonna find out about this when she comes to visit and either break up with him or make him apologize.
Course she may also be like “Haha bitch, that’s right. He’s mine and no one else can have him.
Hate is such a strong word.
Lucy I will love you forever if you punch him in da face. I miss your violence.
Tia November 23, 2011, 2:04 PM EST.
Hmmm I have a feeling that sandy will pound some sense into mike and everyone will be happy once more
GoBeyond November 23, 2011, 2:10 PM EST.
Jeez… kinda didn’t see that happening…
Ah, well, truth will out, but c’mon Mike, way to be a bitch about it
I can see his point of view, I can see her point of view, I don’t know what to say anymore…
Except: where did violent Lucy go? She doesn’t even kick Paulo’s a$$ anymore!
bones November 23, 2011, 2:12 PM EST.
WOW, such a nice way to tell them you are not interested.
Cal-Lightwood November 23, 2011, 2:12 PM EST.
why does this comic know my liiifffeeee?? ~(Y__Y~)
sadface November 23, 2011, 2:14 PM EST.
poor lucy, i feel so bad for her now… i know how this feels…
Star wuz heer November 23, 2011, 2:22 PM EST.
This digs deep. It happened to me just like this about a month ago.
JimmyP424 November 23, 2011, 2:23 PM EST.
Wait! Why did Mike have a tear in his eye at the second to last panel?
Doodlebug November 23, 2011, 2:24 PM EST.
And thus marks the end of a once “beautiful” friendship.
Eru November 23, 2011, 2:26 PM EST.
Doodlebug’s got a point. Mike does have a tear in that panel. Wether it’s from rage or something else, guess we’ll have to wait for Friday to know.
MaybeNot November 23, 2011, 2:27 PM EST.
because it hurts to hate a freind you’ve loved.
bla November 23, 2011, 2:29 PM EST.
They were so happy just seconds ago… playing games and such… then sandy called and everything went to hell…
I hope this all turns around and hurts mike more… >:)
Also… there was a tear in mike’s eye…
Sue November 23, 2011, 2:33 PM EST.
Then why do it in the first place? Teenage angst » conscience?
Well, sort of answered that myself, didn’t I?
MaybeNot November 23, 2011, 2:33 PM EST.
i understand why Mike feel the way he does but Lucy i trying to make things right but he wont listen to reason :’( i myself don’t like trying to hurt people but saying “hate”….
RAWRcoon November 23, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.
Wow he’s such a jerkwad
StretchArmStrong November 23, 2011, 2:34 PM EST.
Guys, its only 23/40 so the tables will surely turn.. or not?
Expect the unexpected.
xyz November 23, 2011, 2:38 PM EST.
Cause it sucks even more when he has to watch her fake a smile to hide the pain he’s inflicting just to play some games.
bla November 23, 2011, 2:40 PM EST.
surely this will bite mike on the *** later.
randomguy November 23, 2011, 2:40 PM EST.
Expect the unexpected? In this case the expected would be the unexpected therefore we can expect what we are expecting as it is unexpected.
QuakeIV November 23, 2011, 2:40 PM EST.
A little more than half this chapter done. I wonder if Sandy’s coming this chapter of the next. Hopefully the next, I don’t particularly like all this hate, but I don’t want something cheerful/happy like that disrupting it.
Tcj333 November 23, 2011, 2:41 PM EST.
Imminent break up of mike x sandy to follow, seriously this attitude he’s always had to her just from how she was in the past. it’s understandable why it never worked out. he’s pushing his frustration on her now simply because he wasn’t with sandy for the longest time and pretty much wishes to push lucy that far away.
tshadowdrag November 23, 2011, 2:44 PM EST.
Okaaay so Mike if you always hated her why have you been her friend ?
Ohhh god if I were Lucy, Mike was so dead
NyanKat November 23, 2011, 2:46 PM EST.
Wow…this page actually jerked my heartstrings. I was never as needy as Lucy but I’ve been in a situation where I can kinda understand how she would feel… and, sadly, the only thing you can do is leave them alone even if your heart is all torn up and mangled about it…They’re no longer you’re friend if they have the audacity to say things like Mike said.
I love this comic and I really hope Lucy moves on…There are so many people that DO care for her if she looked around. Hell, even though Augustus is an *** he’s been more of a friend than Mike recently!
Lol….wow, I sound like my mom talking about a soap opera! Look at you’ve you done to me! xD
Reckless romantic November 23, 2011, 2:54 PM EST.
Lemme see if I got this straight: Lucy makes a legit attempt at being mature and civil and at least coming to some kind of neutral ground, where they can both shake hands and come to terms with what has happened.
And Mike responds by being a jerkface.
Lucy was right all along!
AlwaysAnon November 23, 2011, 3:00 PM EST.
lol if mike sees sandy i hope to read this only : mike i am sorry but i am older and need 2 move on i am really sorry. mike all crying and lucy stands there with her finger pointing at mike laufhing and say’s god punishes !
but still i am loosing hope in mikexlucy
thathurts,good? November 23, 2011, 3:01 PM EST.
Ahah, I guess he was indeed giving many signs towards that course of action, wasn’t he? As some might think (me included) he appears to care so much that he’ll say he hates her just to make her move on. Personally, I think he underestimates her…
:D but oh well, why all the seriousness? the drama is getting hard around here…
spicybleachedhead November 23, 2011, 3:13 PM EST.
AND THEN COMES THE SHOCKING REALIZATION!
Really Lucy, you couldn’t take a hint and so he shoved the hint down your throat. Cruel, yet effective!
naAr November 23, 2011, 3:17 PM EST.
Damn…I know there are easier ways to let down someone, but Mike took the HARSHEST one, hopped on a steamroller and really worked it in there.
Two things that might come out of this one:
1) Broken Friendship. This is one of those things that will COMPLETELY decimate one. And from the way I’m looking at it, it’s irreparable damage.
2)Remember that these two are partnered up for a final project!!! How are they going to work on that thing now if they are unable to communicate (or at least be civil with each other!)?!
Chocothunda November 23, 2011, 3:20 PM EST.
>3> I don’t know who’s side I’m on. I mean, Mike dun have to treat Lucy like that, but at the same time Lucy always having to rely on Mike is kinda… She shouldn’t have to.
Either way, I don’t like this. ;~;
Satora November 23, 2011, 3:21 PM EST.
MIKE. STOP BEING A GOD DAMN JERKFACE.
I hope that was Lucy who said that. ****ing jerk he is.
Autumntail November 23, 2011, 3:29 PM EST.
FINALLY Mike tells it to her straight! Though that line in the last panel may be a bit harsh…..
Ud the Imp November 23, 2011, 3:30 PM EST.
Mike is an ***….I hate him…Poor Lucy,she did nothing to be treated that way…he should have been a lot kinder…he docent deserve anybody’s love…***!!!
Desolatekitty November 23, 2011, 3:32 PM EST.
YOU JERK SHE DID NOTHING WRONG (NOT MUCH)
(I hope this has a x ending)
1D November 23, 2011, 3:33 PM EST.
uuuuggggghhhhhhhhhh I hope his sister comes in and slaps him around. What the hell, Mike. She’s trying. If this is how he handles his problems, what happens when he and Sandy have an argument? Try a little charity and forgiveness, cad.
The sad thing is that even though the way he’s acting is pretty unforgivable, I think he’s kind of justified in hating her. She did treat him like her punching bag, and really jerked him around bad on a personal level. She would have ruined the guy if Sandy didn’t anchor him.
But she’s SORRY, Mike, you tardbasket. Can’t you learn to forgive?
Can’t we all just get along?
MykelTDT November 23, 2011, 3:34 PM EST.
Regardless of what cruel things Mike says to her, he does still like her. Whether he just doesn’t know how to deal with Sandy all the time, or trying to make Lucy become more independent, he responds like a friend when its just the two of them and letting things flow, he’s happy. But right after Sandy messages, he realizes that he’s being too nice to Lucy, for whatever ignorant reason that may be.
Cyt November 23, 2011, 3:36 PM EST.
With all the raging going around, I’d be amazed if the author completely turned the tables and did something utterly insane and unpredictable, completely unpredictable, like David solving this entire situation, or something. Unless she’s aiming for a downer ending. In which case, we all know what’ll happen…
Psic November 23, 2011, 3:41 PM EST.
I love how he was all cool playing video games with her earlier.
“I HATE YOUR GUTS UNLESS WE’RE PLAYING SUPER SMASH BROTHERS!”
JL November 23, 2011, 3:46 PM EST.
im pretty sure Mike doesn’t really feel this way, i thin he is trying to not get to close to lucy so the dick can be loyal to luce (note the tear in his eye)
treblig November 23, 2011, 3:52 PM EST.
im pretty sure Mike doesn’t really feel this way, i think he is trying to not get to close to lucy so the dick can be loyal to Sandy (note the tear in his eye)
treblig November 23, 2011, 3:53 PM EST.
Seriously, they get along well enough, but the moment he remembers he has Sandy he just goes back to being ****** at Lucy? And Mike’s wrong when he says it’s because Lucy’s around when his sister even said he’s a jerk every time he gets off the phone with Sandy.
By the way, who’s saying “I hate you”? I think it’s Lucy but I can’t really tell…
RubberBandBall November 23, 2011, 3:55 PM EST.
That’s the only way for Mike to really get Lucy away from him. Still kind of weird how it went down, though. One second he’s happy playing video games with her, and the next he’s telling her to get out and that he hates her. Very good page, anyway I love your work Taeshi.
JCB14 November 23, 2011, 3:56 PM EST.
other then how JL’s comment won epicly
if only mike didn’t bottle it up so much, then again thought, then maby it wouldent get through till now anyway. wonder what the small tear mike has means though? hmm.. wonder if how he does have some feelings for her but still hate her for what she has done (it is BITTER SWEET, isent it?)
silly nice kids and their bottling their emotions
seems like she will not talk to mike now for a long time and learn to be independent…though something will make them talk in the end. if i was lucy, i would never talk to him, i would be too upset to not move on, which maby she will learn to do
sleepingfox November 23, 2011, 4:02 PM EST.
well it is official, Mike is BIPOLAR
Thespianut November 23, 2011, 4:02 PM EST.
Mike’s a hoe
XD November 23, 2011, 4:03 PM EST.
He obviously does still care for her and enjoy her (non-abrasive) company. But, since he has Sandy, and still likes Lucy a little, he can’t have her around or else risk feeling like he is being disloyal to Sandy.
He could have been nicer about it, sure, and this is going to be a big hot mess for a little while, but at least he got what he wanted. Lucy’ll leave him alone for now… Hopefully.
But that’s just my take on it.
SynthyK November 23, 2011, 4:04 PM EST.
Actually, the final frame is kind of ambiguous. Using the silhouettes, you can’t be sure who said the final line. The logical choice is Mike, of course. But Lucy’s not known to have a cool head, so it COULD have been her.
Gau November 23, 2011, 4:04 PM EST.
I remember when I first read this comic, and it was the funniest thing ever, because it was lighthearted and (amazingly) sarcastic. Every page used to make me laugh… now it just depresses me.
Amy November 23, 2011, 4:04 PM EST.
I dont think Mike really feels that way…..Or at least I hope he doesnt.
I hope Sandy sees how Mike is and smacks him back into normal Mike.
Mike X Lucy Forever
Drama November 23, 2011, 4:07 PM EST.
Wooow. Guys, imagine. You’re Mike, and some annoying person keeps annoying you even though you’ve given countless hints for them to go away. ye.
Agreeing with everyone else, Lucy was bound to know sooner or later. She kept ignoring all the signs, and tbh, this was Mike’s only option left to get her to understand. Now, I don’t care if this is truth, or loyalty to Sandy, or him just uncomfortable with Lucy.
Yes, he is still able to get along with Lucy (past pages), but I can still see where he’s coming from. They’re not kids anymore, and he can’t deal with her hostility anymore. She sorta has to grow up and stop treating him badly
cuz every time Lucy tries to be friends again… she’s just… forceful. As always.
person November 23, 2011, 4:12 PM EST.
At least she tries. Not like Mike’s made any steps towards even acknowledging her existence over the past few chapters.
SomeRandomGuy November 23, 2011, 4:21 PM EST.
I actually wouldn’t want someone who kept treating me badly follow me.
I still like this couple though .
WHY DO I KEEP ON SEEING “Sandy made mike a jerk!SANDY SUCKS MIKE IS BETTER WITH LUCY”. First of all, Sandy did nothing , and second of all Mike was always with Sandy even with his blue scarf. Lucy is the one at fault though, shes the one who took Mike for granted .
Cece November 23, 2011, 4:22 PM EST.
I wonder if Mike actually feels that way towards Lucy… I mean, In the last few pages he was having fun with her, smiling and he wasn’t annoyed at her being with him, just them being buddys again. If he hated to be around her that much he wouldn’t have laughed and smiled in the last few pages(when they were playing video games) would he of?
oh, and in the second to last panel Mike has a tear in one of his eyes, so either he’s yelling so loudly that tears are in his eyes, or something’s strange about that… But it might just be me.
CocoTR November 23, 2011, 4:30 PM EST.
He’ll really regret those words. Lucy’s not the scapegoat for all his problems, and he can’t just immediately be like “Wow everything sucks because of LUCY. LUCY’S THE PROBLEM.”
Really? You’re the one who thought she was using you…
You’re the one who blamed her for the river thing…
You even got mad when she tried to save your life and-GOD FORBID- cried when she thought you died.
I do think Lucy is abrasive. I do get frustrated with her when she’s acting like a jerk for stupid reasons. I think she’s needy. But Mike used her too. And I don’t think Lucy’s only thought towards Mike is ‘If he’s around I won’t be alone.’ I don’t think for her Mike is replaceable. I don’t think she see’s him as just an interchangeable friend. And that doesn’t just mean he’s the only one who’ll deal with her. That’s not true. Paulo and all her other friends still love her. They’re there and show affection for her like during the sleep over, the paulo thing, hey even Augustus was nice to her. He did treat her kindly back at the library and they had one of those connections after he yelled at her. He did it for her own good.
I hate the fact Augustus likes Daisy though. Paulo too. Daisy has no personality She is SO BORING. All that people like about her is how happy and positive she is. Really? Is that any level of depth? It’s nauseating. And she’s got an extremely needy side to her as well, but no one seems to acknowledge this and says ‘Oh if she believed in herself she could be truly amazing. And she’s beautiful blah blah.’
If Lucy believed in herself she could be ‘dazzling’ too and she could do anything Daisy does. Lucy is also beautiful. I like Lucy much more though because she seems like a real person. Not just a needy girl who’s like ‘boohoo I’m not beautiful :’( Everyone likes Lucy more than me! No one even acknowledges me!!’ Because she’s so replaceable!
I just don’t get why Mike thinks he’s some kind of martyr for being her friend. What’s Lucy done? Really? What has she done?
She didn’t kiss him back when they were kids and he said he liked her. But, ya know… he was missing Sandy.
All he wanted was Sandy for the same dazzling no-personality sun-shine daisy has. And yet Lucy was relied upon to pick up the pieces and Lucy liked him so of course she stayed.
She’s kind of a jerk but is that any reason to hate someone who stayed for your dumb ***?
People like Mike are just…pathetic. Just because he’s going through something internally (a.k.a he stills likes her and is unhappy with his choice- or something else that doesn’t necessarily apply here which I’m feeling from the tears in his eyes in the second to last panel) doesn’t mean Lucy becomes his punching bag to make himself feel better.
I hate people like that.
And it STILL doesn’t make any sense that Lucy would ruin his little ‘moment’ when Sandy texted. She acted nice. It may have been fake- but he immediately says ‘don’t ruin this for me’. I’m just so confused by his reaction!! He’s so frustrating.
Lucy stop trying to be friends with someone who’s just not worth your time!
Hurr November 23, 2011, 4:31 PM EST.
I can understand Mike being in love with Sandy and not Lucy, but Lucy is just trying to be your friend, Mike. She’s just being friendly. Take a friggin’ chill pill and calm the heck down, okay? Cool? Cool. She still fancies you, sure, but she understands that you’re taken. Stop being a stick in the mud and see the ****ing light.
EatMyMug November 23, 2011, 4:31 PM EST.
It’s had its highs; it’s had its lows.
It has been coming close to blows.
Kindness to answer lots of spite
rejected. Maybe this is right.
All his hate has hurt her quite deep
to the point she may be losing sleep.
The response may define the mood.
That last panel was very rude.
And as always, we’ll have to see
what this does to Mike and Lucy.
I suck at acting out of spite, even when it might be what’s right.
Hoheh November 23, 2011, 4:39 PM EST.
Dick move mike. Your going to regret this. Lucy will break down and its going to be your fault mike. Dick move.
sam November 23, 2011, 4:49 PM EST.
Nigga’s be buggin’.
Your Mom November 23, 2011, 4:52 PM EST.
@Hoheh; That poem was so good chuck norris cried when he read it.
sammi November 23, 2011, 4:52 PM EST.
Mike looks so scary! I can barely believe he said that, he knows how she reacted when she thought he was dead, how’s she going to be now? Worse, I’d think.
Poor bugger, but I don’t deny either that she was being overly needy but it seemed like she was getting past it. Mike only seems to be seeing the bad times, not the good ones like the one they were having not five minutes before.
Variun November 23, 2011, 5:04 PM EST.
@sammi, Chuck Norris doesn’t cry. He makes other people cry. (Although it did get his seal of approval, so it won’t be destroyed when the world ends.)
Tom November 23, 2011, 5:09 PM EST.
Son of a …ah…cat?
Matthew November 23, 2011, 5:14 PM EST.
Owwww! Owwwww…. Ouch…
Game over Lucy! Game over!
Rusco Istar November 23, 2011, 5:15 PM EST.
Michael LOGIC! your argument is… INVALID!!! haha… haha… hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! HA!!!
Different Adam November 23, 2011, 5:18 PM EST.
Lucy unable to battle…Winner is MIKE!
Aoriki November 23, 2011, 5:22 PM EST.
Oh, wow. I thought Mike was being a jerk for no reason before. While it’s still a jerk move, it… makes sense. Lucy has done some pretty painful things for Mike, after all.
21e- November 23, 2011, 5:23 PM EST.
That’s one way to end a friendship… Well looks like Mike’s cutting some ties until he will be completely alone with Sandy. After she dies I’m sure he’d quickly follow given that it seems he has nothing else to live for. Eh a possible theory is that Mike’s just being a dick because he might not want to fall for anyone else except for Sandy. And we all thought Lucy was obsessed…
Vulpinewolf November 23, 2011, 5:28 PM EST.
Woahhhh. That’s a little too far Mike-mann. Nobody likes it when you act like a jerk. When Sandy dumps you, you’ll see what a jerk you’ve been. I hope Lucy doesn’t accept you after this. I hope she’ll be with Paulo.
Switt November 23, 2011, 5:32 PM EST.
I just wish they would solve this. I actually think Lucy and Mike should be together not that sandy girl.
Paul doesn’t deserve you, only Mike.
Rinzu November 23, 2011, 5:37 PM EST.
Mike reminds me of this friend I had once. We were best friends. Then she got a boyfriend and decided she didn’t need, nor like, anyone. So she was a bitch to everyone. Eventually he broke up with her. Now she has no friends.
-___- November 23, 2011, 5:37 PM EST.
God I want to smash Mike’s face in.
EpicGamerGirl November 23, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
Wow, just wow. Holy crap…I just found your webcomic like…2 days ago and I’ve been reading from page non stop. I saw it at first and I just though. “A full furry comic? Ehhh, not my style.” But for some reason I read it. I dont know why but woooow the story caught me and I’m hooked. I just got up to this page and I gota say this has one of the sweetest and sad moments I’ve read in a long time. I’m adding this to a list of comics I wait for updates now Really love your work!!!!
Leo November 23, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
oh no… lucy honey its ok! I mean I like mike and all but if a guy told me that I would be like, really? Thats not what you said at the beginning! gosh guys are soooo…. Gr.. I hope she ends up with Pualo I like him better anyway.
Allianna rene November 23, 2011, 5:49 PM EST.
At battle creek (AGAIN!): mike and Paulo join the fight
Mike: I need to reload!
Paulo knocks him out
Mike: blarg tell my girlfriend I love her
Paulo: she’s my girlfriend now bitch!
Jasmine: excuse me!?
Paulo: oh god!
This needs to happen, right now
Charmdra November 23, 2011, 5:50 PM EST.
O com’n mike all she wants is to still be friends
lucy November 23, 2011, 5:51 PM EST.
Its nice to see mike getting his point across. but he might be going a little far… but then lucy does seem oblivious to said point anyway. eh, we’ll see friday.
Riskyfox November 23, 2011, 5:56 PM EST.
Ouch. I’m curious to see how Lucy takes this. I understand Mike is fed up with all of this, but it still seems a bit harsh to say that.
Tonks November 23, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.
no… wait… those second three panels… are they like a transition to when lucy is around, or are they three separate examples from earlier in the chapters? if the first choice, that’d be ******** since I haven’t heard a single WORD out of Lucy’s mouth about him and Sandy! if the latter, well that’s bull as well because Lucy didn’t bring up Mike’s OBSESSION with the girl (at least I didn’t notice.) Mike reminds me of my brother in these past few pages, one second my bro’s all like “what’s up my brother” and then the next he’s all like “EAT **** AND DIE!”, I’m always like “Matt! I love you man!” and he’s all like “**** you Adam!” cause he keeps his heart at a distance. there are not enough tears in this world! although, it’s probably a puberty thing with my bro, however Mike’s just being an ***!
Different Adam November 23, 2011, 6:09 PM EST.
I simply have to say, I am confused at Mike’s mixed emotions towards Lucy at this point.
At times, it looks like he’s sad when he sees Lucy, at other times, it looks like he’s happy when he sees Lucy, other times.. This happens.
And, quite really, at this point? I don’t even understand WHY Mike hates Lucy!
All I can remember of these two getting along is when Mike protected Lucy and the gang from these thugs in the alley-way trying to harm them. Maybe I should go through this comic again, to refresh my memory, but, either way, keep up the great work, Taeshi! I’m really loving where this comic is getting, and am really anticipating to see Friday’s page!
Joel November 23, 2011, 6:10 PM EST.
im confused whos saying i hate you??
Neila078 November 23, 2011, 6:16 PM EST.
you don’t have to be a babysitter to be friends
and shes only trying to be nice and not awkward
like honestly i feel like he could have just said “lets not talk anymore” or something i hate you is a little over board and he knows lucy is really sensitive i think he should have kept that in mind
but seriously mike you are the *** in *******
kkid210 November 23, 2011, 6:18 PM EST.
Viken November 23, 2011, 6:23 PM EST.
Jeesh Mike..Way to be so hard on her, she’s just trying to help, *******.
hmm November 23, 2011, 6:27 PM EST.
2tailed_fox November 23, 2011, 6:28 PM EST.
Oookay then. While I’m not really with Lucy with her decisions I’m sure as hell not gonna side with Mike on this one. Honestly quite a few things happened because of her, if not her rash and moody decisions in the head of said moment… but all that gets nullified when put up against Mike’s current mood swings. -.- Seriously Mike what the hell? First you were happy to see her and now you’re just suddenly bold enough to just out her out just cause she decided to NOT be awkward even when reminded that you have a girlfriend who hasn’t even been over not once when she’s promised? What’s more, he has the audacity to say that he’s always miserable when she’s around when they’ve been friends since they were kids when this wasn’t even an issue? Seriously Mike, just take a friggin’ pack of Tampons and get over yourself or whatever the hell mental stability you put in your head for you to get to this point.
Bootz November 23, 2011, 6:34 PM EST.
@Bootz you’re awesome
“Apparently all it takes is one rejected confession of love for everything two friends have been through to be completely negated.
Mike, I don’t understand!”
(raises eyebrow at you) … yeah…
That’s how anyone with any self-respect would behave…. But in my opinion I’m taking about Lucy. She is being really weak right now for even wanting to be friends. She can be civil but I’m disgusted with her weakness. Even though I think Mike is a total monster.
No matter how good the good times are, you ain’t good enough for them? **** them. They don’t care. If you stay friends you’re admitting your feelings weren’t very important to you in the first place, or you don’t care about yourself enough and you let them totally spit on you like that.
Since you were ‘so close’- why does that happen? Sometimes it just does. But people do the ‘but I hope we can stay friends.’ Anyone who says ‘ok’ is pathetic. You’re not standing up for your feelings? I hate people like that. I was very disappointed with *Lucy* though. But what can I say? She’s needy and desperate and lonely and loves him. Her perfect little universe was shattered so recently she can’t deal just yet. Eventually I hope she sees how she really doesn’t need that dirtbag
But yeah, love rejection… it should work like this.
Seriously I don’t understand why people thinks it’s normal to stay friends. I may be a Scorpio, and love may be our thing. But we give our all. And we hate being disrespected. That’s the ultimate form of disrespect to a Scorpio because we’re the most passionate sign. And we respect ourselves so we leave. To me. Seeing someone just take a blow like that and say ‘oh I’m a better person because I’ve learned to forgive!’ You’ve learned to let people walk all over you. That’s just disgusting. If you stay for someone who doesn’t want you- that, even if you don’t realize it, it demeaning to your own value.
Hurr November 23, 2011, 6:35 PM EST.
well then, Mike!
Just give Lucy the damn benefit of the doubt and say, “Yeah, im happy she’s coming ,” or something. REALLY MAN.
I see a fist coming in contact with your face in your near future.
marizella November 23, 2011, 6:44 PM EST.
Sheesh, Mike. I know Lucy can be such a pain sometimes, but you act like you don’t remember everything she’s done for you! Why are you such a jerk now? You used to be all cute and cool, now I just want to punch you in the face as hard as Lucy punched that stranger from the Confrontation Arc.
I BLAME SANDY!
Nice story flow, though. Definitely makes it all interesting.
LeXee November 23, 2011, 6:46 PM EST.
Man Mike you could at least leave her with a good feeling about you instead of ripping it into tiny peices
Lucy you deserve to punch him smack in the face
Mike has no pity from my line Lets see where this takes us
You have a good story goin though
Tigerdolphin November 23, 2011, 6:58 PM EST.
You rock! I’m a Scorpio, and I feel the exact same about all that you just said.
By the way, Mike is acting completely unreasonable. “Hate” is such a strong word…
Raichu November 23, 2011, 7:02 PM EST.
Ace just shut up . Sure Lucy might need some help but it’s hard to get that help. It’s not like she’s going to let go of the one person that’s been nice to her, accepted her for who she is, and doesn’t want her for her body. People need someone stable and for her that’s Mike.
Way to go Mike. I see a bloody face in your future.
mysterycricket November 23, 2011, 7:02 PM EST.
To do list:
1) Find ways to brutallly murder Mike (done)
2) Find time and place to murder Mike(done)
3) Found way into comic(In progress)
Necrology November 23, 2011, 7:12 PM EST.
who says i hate you??
Ashley November 23, 2011, 7:16 PM EST.
Considering he was having fun with her 3 seconds ago, SOMEBODY’S IN DENIAL~
RUCY-CHAN, POINT THIS OUT AFTER KICKING HIM IN THE BALLS
Null November 23, 2011, 7:22 PM EST.
I’m not going to tell people to stop calling Mike a jerk, or tell people who think Lucy deserves this, they are wrong.
In a way, both Lucy and Mike are at fault for their bitter relationship, and it was all going to come down to this one way another.
I do think Mike should of handled it a bit more well, I can honestly say that if the person I loved held me and yelled in my face they hated me, it would totally break me. I would be in tears, as much as Lucy short of did the same to Mike back then, I do feel like he just went all out on her… It was rather shocking. It took me from surprise. Since I would think Mike would actually be happy Lucy isn’t acting like a Tsundereish jerk, and trying to be nice for once.
Also hate is a strong word, a strong one indeed, I know he’s trying to get his point across but.. yeaaaa. Oh well, I love all the characters from to bits. No matter what they do, because think about it, eventually Mike will feel a bit remorse, or guilt for what he did, doesn’t everyone? When you hurt someone’s feelings, even if you dislike them, it kind of makes you feel like crap.
ANYWAYS, as much as I’m scared of reading the next page on Friday, I can’t wait, this comic lightens my week, even when the chapter or page is depressing.
CC November 23, 2011, 7:26 PM EST.
…wow it isnt enough to stab her in the heart
DinR November 23, 2011, 7:37 PM EST.
Who said that last thing I wish Mike would get over himself… I mean, I guess he had every right to be upset, but like…
Wow I don’t even know xD CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT PAGE.
Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving :3
Konicaa November 23, 2011, 7:41 PM EST.
I have to say, I’ve been pretty down about this all day I really want to see what happens next. Don’t take this the wrong way but the comic is making me upset but in a good way…I feel so bonded to the characters, they have their own personality’s set out so well. The story telling is excellent and you really feel you can relate to each character. I really hope something works out between these two…I dislike Sandy x Mike because honestly…Sandy seems nice, Mike does not deserve her =/ I didn’t use to think that but then Mike became a jerk >_
Kite November 23, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.
Lucy is kinda annoying sometimes but at the same time everyone is WAY too harsh on her. And that’s why everyone is at fault.
Meg November 23, 2011, 7:46 PM EST.
I agree with CC, Mike really should of handled that better.
Char1 November 23, 2011, 7:49 PM EST.
Man, he was sure giving some MIXED SIGNALS, especially considering they were having fun only moments ago! I feel really REALLY bad for Lucy, that must be torture to hear. I sincerely hope(though it probably won’t happen) that she is able to put on a facade of taking this in stride as she leaves with dignity. I don’t know if Mike actually hates her, but he sure has a passionate dislike for this girl right now.
Get out of there Lucy, and get out of there with pride. /
Chi.chan November 23, 2011, 7:53 PM EST.
Because Lucy is around? Well, she doesn’t live with Mike, and Mike sister says he has this face on their home, so…
SFox November 23, 2011, 8:01 PM EST.
Mike is now dead to me.
Lucy is about to be suicidal.
Hinochi November 23, 2011, 8:07 PM EST.
Frak you MIKE!! go kill yourself
BLARG!!! November 23, 2011, 8:14 PM EST.
If Lucy follows her modus operandi, Paulo is gonna get laid this time..xD
Rigliera November 23, 2011, 8:18 PM EST.
I bet she’ll be straight off to that other guy and let him have some puss.
Mr D November 23, 2011, 8:21 PM EST.
Screw you Mike. Screw you.
Doing this to someone, even though they just want to be friends, even though they like you and depend on you.
This page hits home particularly well, to be honest. It’s a terrible feeling to give yourself to someone like that and for them to have them do this.
Talk about a surefire way to break someone’s heart.
I hope he gets whats coming.
Destined November 23, 2011, 8:22 PM EST.
too far mike too far.
47 November 23, 2011, 8:22 PM EST.
:Sigh: Knife Meets Back. Smooth move Jackoff! you don’t deserve anyone Mike!
AnthonyDafox November 23, 2011, 8:28 PM EST.
Wow, Mike… Harsh, harsh. Could have at least been a bit nicer about it rather than just bite her head off…. especially since you seemed to at least be a bit more calm and sociable while playing the game a few pages ago. And definately not a good thing considering how Lucy feels.
MG November 23, 2011, 8:31 PM EST.
I apologize if my comment seemed that way to you, but I assure you that what you described wasn’t the case.
I just felt very… intense about that page. Also, I don’t appreciate you denouncing my posts. I’ve never once shot down someone else for how they felt in a post.
AceOfSpades November 23, 2011, 8:52 PM EST.
“A person can’t change if they aren’t aware there’s a problem. Since Mike never out-right told her how he felt about her behavior he’s just as much at fault for letting it go on as she is for doing it. No person is perfect. Furthermore, all of Lucy’s outbursts shouldn’t be reason to ignore her good qualities. It’s not like he was forced to continue being her friend. They weren’t in an some crazy abusive relationship where she isolated him from everyone else and where he had no other choice but to be with her; it’s not like she was threatening him should he leave her. So he had options which he never took.
Lastly, Lucy’s behavior in the past is not an excuse for Mike’s current behavior. He allowed things to get this way. He needs to grow up and acknowledge his own part in this, because Lucy just showed him that she would have changed had she been aware of the problem before, which she wasn’t. So I’m sorry, Mike is at fault here. Not Lucy.” -Candid
What you said. All of it.
Skygaze November 23, 2011, 8:53 PM EST.
I don’t even know what to think anymore…
Missme November 23, 2011, 8:57 PM EST.
Mike is not so bad he just finally got the balls to say how he really felt after being her friend for so long out of pitty.
YoungVegeta November 23, 2011, 9:13 PM EST.
C’mon, man, he’s told her before. He dosen’t try to be mean about it, Lucy is just so pushy.
Lotvk November 23, 2011, 9:19 PM EST.
Lucy’s so self-absorbed, only something like this can get the message across. Extreme, but effective…
CriticalQuit November 23, 2011, 9:28 PM EST.
Okay, line officially crossed here. I keep hearing how Lucy is at fault here from all the Mike fanboys, but from everyone else’s POV, it is Mike’s. Flat out, it is Mike’s fault here. If what he said were true, then why can she still make him laugh, why was he so guilty when she left to go get chips, and why is there a tear in his eye when he says this?
Also, Lucy won’t need to say anything. Her friends will see her and immediately draw the conclusion. It gets kinda hard not to when he pretty much outs her in front of the class.
Renadt November 23, 2011, 9:32 PM EST.
I think someone is tweaking the comments… I looked up at my old comment and my name was shortened, and the comment was changed to me hating on Mike’s scarf.
To restate what I REALLY said-
“Owch. A bit harsh, but Lucy deserved it.”
Arkairyn November 23, 2011, 9:38 PM EST.
I expect the feelings of loneliness, remorse, relief, and satisfaction from Mike when Lucy finally exits his room. There will be crying and smiling and tons of readers accusing him of outright insanity once his guard is down. I can only assume that Lucy will take this all to mean that he only ever liked her as a replacement anyway.
Hate and love are not mutually exclusive.
bla November 23, 2011, 9:44 PM EST.
Somehow, I get the feeling Mike’s lying (about hating Lucy).
Haley specifically said to Lucy, “Maybe you can fix the stick up his *** that appears whenever he gets off the phone with Sandy,” which would mean that he gets this way any time he interacts with said girlfriend, not just around Lucy.
Yeah, he’s admit to being nothing more than a security blanket to her, and that he harbors no feelings towards Lucy (lying through his teeth). Judging from the way he’s been acting in the last few panels, plus the few moments where he showed signs of guilt, he obviously feels conflicted about this entire situation.
That being said, this could easily be another one of Mike’s “Sandy withdrawal” fits. Hell, for all we know, this could just be some over-dramatic ruse to get Lucy out of his house so she doesn’t muck up his quality time with Sandy. OR, worst case scenario, Mike really does hate Lucy - which, given the reasons above, doesn’t seem too likely.
But hey, this is just a speculator speculating.
EDIT: And on an unrelated note, Lucy looks rather manly in that first panel.
Ziggy November 23, 2011, 9:52 PM EST.
As a kinda a new fan, Im faaiirrlly confused about what is going down between Mike and Lucy.
What I know: Mike and Lucy were childhood friends and very very close. Besties. Mike falls for Lucy. Lucy rejects him……. and now Lucy loves Mike and Mike HATES Lucy???
Can someone link me to the story arc I need to read to make this make sence?
Eruanna November 23, 2011, 10:01 PM EST.
lol, watch mike in the next page turn green and super muscular =P
Bioniclema90 November 23, 2011, 10:14 PM EST.
Whacha gonna do
Chihuahua November 23, 2011, 10:15 PM EST.
Keep reading and you will eventualy get it, maybe
bla November 23, 2011, 10:15 PM EST.
If Mike doesn’t chase her when she goes off in the snow then F this female BS.
Cas November 23, 2011, 10:17 PM EST.
Well, I officially hate Mike. I mean, that was seriously harsh, even if it got the point through her thick head. I don’t like it when the two fight, like most here, I just want them to get along even if they aren’t as close as they were b4. I mean, seriously when he said he hates Lucy I can see the emotion in the drawing. I know that things will never be the same or as how I want it to be from now on.
N-Star November 23, 2011, 10:21 PM EST.
yesss good. i hate mike >:) finally lucy can ditch the jerk and find someone thats really good for her! mwahahhah
koolaidkid November 23, 2011, 10:28 PM EST.
I’m kinda hoping Lucy just takes a deep breath and leaves him alone, putting on the appearance of being unfazed but meets someone outside (such as Jessica who I personally want to see more of) who notices she is actually not okay and walks her home and comforts her as much as she allows once they are there.
Moogle November 23, 2011, 10:40 PM EST.
Jesus, Mike. I can understand your annoyance at Lucy, but you don’t need to be such a dick.
Bonj November 23, 2011, 10:41 PM EST.
Hoo hoo hoo! It would seem there has been a development! Mayhaps we should wait and see what happens during this visit of Sandy’s!
Poppop Crocker November 23, 2011, 10:43 PM EST.
Ouch! Arrow through the heart! I would slit a wrist if someone I have known since childhood said that to me…
JC November 23, 2011, 10:43 PM EST.
Well, looks like Mike is going to get an *** kicking. Will it be from Paulo? Maybe Yashy or Lucy’s big bro? Maybe even Daisy?
I hope it’s Daisy.
OOOOH!!! Or maybe Sandy!!
Daisy and Sandi tag team.
Lunar November 23, 2011, 10:44 PM EST.
so I liked Mike up ‘til this point but wow way to be a dick. I hope Lucy decks him!
Rii November 23, 2011, 10:47 PM EST.
It’d be quite a twist if it turned out to be Lucy that said I hate you! Besides that, Mike, get a grip brother!
Dr.Phil November 23, 2011, 10:54 PM EST.
Oh man, Mike. Just because you’re scared to like Lucy and ruin your chances with Sandy, doesn’t mean this is a good way to handle her.
I know you’re in high school, sir, but show a little self awareness.
Hecate November 23, 2011, 10:54 PM EST.
Mike…ugh. You don’t hate Lucy, and you know it. You’re just confused and frustrated because of Sandy. You’re dating Sandy, she makes you happy, that’s cool. That doesn’t mean you have to hate Lucy. Hanging out with your friend isn’t cheating.
LyokoTitan November 23, 2011, 10:59 PM EST.
Lol I like this comic, it get funnier and funnier with each update!!! More I say! More!!!
Travis November 23, 2011, 11:01 PM EST.
@Travis: You are a god for posting that. I love that so much.
JC November 23, 2011, 11:07 PM EST.
Oh my Mike, honestly! You were my favorite until this point. Let’s hope you calm yourself. You were so kind!
Dave November 23, 2011, 11:12 PM EST.
Seesh, All Lucy wants is a friend…
(She’s the only one trying to be positive, too.)
I hope Sandy dumps his furry behind… To teach him that being
a bully doesn’t help anyone else.
…Some reason I think It would be angsty to have Lucy fake
her own death… But my brain has many stupid ideas.
A Visitor November 23, 2011, 11:13 PM EST.
If you were angry every time Lucy was around, then why did Haley claim you had a stick up your *** when you hung up with Sandy? o_O And why were you so happy earlier when you two were playing video games?
Rachel Vang November 23, 2011, 11:18 PM EST.
Hmm. Mike shouldn’t treat Lucy like this. She doesn’t deserve it.
Though, if I put myself in Mike’s shoes, I can see how he would think this is the only way to get Lucy out of his life. I know that if I had a guy who had feelings for me and I very much didn’t share those feelings, yet he would insist on being around me, there would be some serious resentment going on. Quite honestly, Lucy should just give him his space. Mike should loosen up and stop being so cruel.
Naraka November 23, 2011, 11:22 PM EST.
I mean, I can see where he’s coming from, but I still think its hard. Like telling someone their parent just died or something. Difficult, but you got to say it….
King November 23, 2011, 11:37 PM EST.
Mike, I hate you so much right now.
Mostly because I know you’re right.
Lucy should back up, hang with someone else, and wait for it to clear up. But I can see where Lucy’s coming from.
Seeing the person you love misreble is one thing, but them being misreble because of you is another. I don’t disagree with Mike, I just think he could be nicer, like, “Hey Lucy, I just want to be alone for a bit, kay?”
She’d understand. She loves him, but she’s accepted that he’s off limits.
She doesn’t KNOW Sandy. She’s obviously sad that Mike doesn’t return her feelings, but she’s happy for Mike. And I think even if it’s with someone else, Lucy will be happy if he’s happy. So STOP BEING A JERK MIKE. ARGGHHH.
I AM A STEGOSAURUS November 23, 2011, 11:45 PM EST.
Oh….oh Lucy… This just makes me feel horrible. She didn’t deserve this. She’s really trying to be kind and not all obsessive about Mike, but he just shuts her down… Poor Lucy. =’(
theghost November 23, 2011, 11:50 PM EST.
i think i dieded a little inside.
kickash November 23, 2011, 11:50 PM EST.
Mike you son of a bitch. Well technically he is a son of a ***** but you know what i mean.
Subject-Delta November 23, 2011, 11:51 PM EST.
Lucy needs to flip on mike… I mean really… They were having fun… Lucy changed and dosent relly on just him anymore… I feel so bad for Lucy… All she was trying to do was be his friend… I was a MikexLucy shiper… But now i just hate mike… LucyxPaulo all the way!
Anthony_frost November 23, 2011, 11:51 PM EST.
Mike was one of my favourite charactors and now
9)Sandy ( sorry )
Im SOOO angry with him
I mean how can he do that shes happy hes with Sandy and Understands that its not ment to be but Sheeesh
Momodudet November 23, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.
you’re an *** mike… you don’t treat a GIRL like that…..
Nadss November 23, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.
And by the way…. that’s NOT the Mike I knew… he was my favorite caracter and now…. he’s just below Sandy…
Nadss November 24, 2011, 12:02 AM EST.
i know some people agree with mike or can see where hes coming from- but i dont at all! he has completely turned into a jerk. shes not even mean to him anymore. at first he liked her when she was a little mean to him and now that she is trying her darndest to be nice to him he hates her… shes even all “yay for u sandy is coming!” which he knows is hard cause he knows how she feels about him. i am now officially anti-mike.
lunabee November 24, 2011, 12:03 AM EST.
I second Nadss!! Mike has officially placed himself on my douche list
ps. stop being an *** Mike
cheshiregirl November 24, 2011, 12:04 AM EST.
commenting again because i’m a dork…
since i just started reading this, like… two nights ago, i was flying threw it but now that i’ve caught up it’s like…. “okay.. okay. just two more days. i can wait.” and then i go reread the latest panel. your cat drawings are EXTREMELY adorable. i love them.
Meg November 24, 2011, 12:08 AM EST.
sigh.. nooooooo… so if thats the case then how does Mike justify himself on how or why he LOVED her at some stage. Her old self would have been downright annoying for sure but surely he sees why she acts the way she does right?
Taeshi is flushing our MikexLucy hopes down the toilet
Sandy better be likeable when she gets her screen time or this will be extremely miserable….
Delta November 24, 2011, 12:10 AM EST.
he is a dang ****** she cares so much and he goes and breaks her heart
david November 24, 2011, 12:11 AM EST.
i loved someone just like that but never treated her like crap
david November 24, 2011, 12:14 AM EST.
Dam, that hurt..MY feelings…
Akela November 24, 2011, 12:18 AM EST.
Mike makes Abbey’s dad look like a nun
Sandvich November 24, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
damn…. I honestly don’t know what to say o_o
I could never truly hate someone… I mean, think of everything lucy’s done for mike?
SXR123 November 24, 2011, 12:22 AM EST.
First ever comment here on BCB.. Mike is dead to me, I hope Sandy breaks up with him, he deserves it. And I REALLY want to see him go crawling back to Lucy. sooner or later this is going to blow up in his face and hes going to look for Lucy and she isn’t going to be there. He’ll have no one to blame but himself and I will laugh at his misfortunes.
Packers848848 November 24, 2011, 12:24 AM EST.
@Candid: I couldn’t agree more!!
Soleil November 24, 2011, 12:26 AM EST.
WOW. I can’t believe my opinion on a character went on a total complete 180 in just one week.
Luke November 24, 2011, 12:38 AM EST.
Well he’s finally stopped suppressing his emotions I guess- good for that. Anger anger, depression, angst- I see a bit of typical ness going on here…
Don’t worry Lucy- Paulo will get ******, someone will guilt Mike and life will move on -_-
casui November 24, 2011, 12:43 AM EST.
This would make so much sense if he did it earlier. You know, a month ago. A year ago.
Three years ago.
The Truth is almost not enough to set them free. But I do not even want to hope Mike can restore some sense of self-knowledge. He is corrupt in his soul from the core and beginning. His self-deceit, his ignorance, and his pride, so ravaged him now that _even when he listens to himself_, he doesn’t hear his own heart.
I love this comic.
StraightFace November 24, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.
I feel Disaster Dominos is imminent.
Watch out for hungry dogs.
B/k November 24, 2011, 12:57 AM EST.
he really is a ******* lately, i’m pretty mad because if he doesn’t feel anything why even care, but he does care and treat lucy bad anyway .. i hope someone give him a lesson soon
Knight-K November 24, 2011, 1:02 AM EST.
“A person can’t change if they aren’t aware there’s a problem. Since Mike never out-right told her how he felt about her behavior he’s just as much at fault for letting it go on as she is for doing it. No person is perfect. Furthermore, all of Lucy’s outbursts shouldn’t be reason to ignore her good qualities. It’s not like he was forced to continue being her friend. They weren’t in an some crazy abusive relationship where she isolated him from everyone else and where he had no other choice but to be with her; it’s not like she was threatening him should he leave her. So he had options which he never took.
Lastly, Lucy’s behavior in the past is not an excuse for Mike’s current behavior. He allowed things to get this way. He needs to grow up and acknowledge his own part in this, because Lucy just showed him that she would have changed had she been aware of the problem before, which she wasn’t. So I’m sorry, Mike is at fault here. Not Lucy.” -Candid
What you said. All of it.
I AGREE TIMES 2
Hurr November 24, 2011, 1:05 AM EST.
Remember when Lucy risked her life for his and told the others to leave and not draw attention to themselves? Remember how she did this with no concern for her own safety? I do. Do you? Mike claimed to Zach she didn’t care for him, but that level of risk for someone else is the same sort she provided for her pets (and certainly Yashy). I’m beginning to think Mike may have Lucy-related memory loss.
Alternativelt, maybe he ignores his memories to make his actions feel less wrong. Denial, sugar-coating, etc. are to change how the truth is seen. By you or by others makes no difference. It’s still changing someone’s opinion of the truth. Guess it makes it easier to sleep at night when it was someone else that was the cause. Guess he thinks he’s being loyal by betraying the bonds of trust and respect to someone other than your girlfriend. Guess causing her trust issues by abandoning her, you, her only friend, was her fault.
I can see why Lucy hardly ever lets anyone get truly close emotionally. After unending solitude in school, with you being the only exception, why wouldn’t she guard her feelings? Anyone talking badly about it has clearly never felt it. When you finally try to reach out again, then it gets shot down, that’s not a good feeling. That she still tries for others at all is quite the indication of her benevolence. And there will continue to be a sizable group of readers who never noticed. At least the characters showed regret at hurting someone. Multiple readers don’t even do that.
What a lovely situation we have. Readers who refuse to see the facts, sadistic shippers who ignore some of them, ones who forget that the characters have thought about stuff within themselves… The implications of what is to be expected in the future is disheartening at best. How difficult is it to comprehend the excessiveness of Mike’s words? She was ready to die for him and he has confirmed Zach’s telling her he hates her. She may be in danger of a complete emotional collapse if something doesn’t distract her from it. Komm, süßer Tod? Who can tell?
Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.
Hoheh November 24, 2011, 1:07 AM EST.
I was always a fan of Abby when I first saw him, thought he was funny but he was second to mike, mike is now below augustus… Ps: Augustus was fifth in the list of five… But mike sadly has a point, he doesn’t want to be friends with Lucy, I can understand the situation… But going about it like that is like a kick to the groin!
Jones November 24, 2011, 1:09 AM EST.
this page made me cry for 10 minutes straight.
I JUST WANT THEM TO BE FRIENDS
nikkoliah November 24, 2011, 1:12 AM EST.
something tells me that when sandy comes to visit, and see’s everything mikes done to lucy, she’s gonna think twice.
SXR123 November 24, 2011, 1:15 AM EST.
ah ha well put SXR123. also am i shallow for wanting a sappy happy ending
Thespianut November 24, 2011, 1:20 AM EST.
“I am no longer your babysitter”
could it be, that mike never really saw Lucy as a friend at all, and more like a job?
I mean.. it’s not like Lucy knew mike wanted her to stay away from him…
hmmm November 24, 2011, 1:32 AM EST.
Welp, I’ve seen only one responce that could even remotely paint Mike in a non black light. And that reason -still- isn’t good enough to justify his actions. Or his character derailment.
Mike, I officially hate you. And I hope Lucy hates you. You aren’t the pretty cool guy you once were, and any reason to like you is gone. I hope your friends see you for the ******* you are, I hope your girlfriend sees you for the ******* you are, and I hope you can burn in a pit.
Anonymous November 24, 2011, 1:34 AM EST.
Mike……… just go **** yourself. no wait go to hell and take Sandy with you. I now think Augustus who is working for Bar Cat is a better person than you Mike.
Chibiterasu November 24, 2011, 1:35 AM EST.
Man. That sure was harsh from Mike. What in the world Lucy has done for him to treat her like that? o.o
I know she told him that she loves him and he turned her down, but then he kinda got angry at her on one of the other chapters. I think it was the one where she and Paulo nearly ended doing it if you get my drift or it was on the one after it.
The thing is that Mike was quite harsh with Lucy now, it was very uncalled for from him in my humble opinion o.o
LPatamon November 24, 2011, 1:43 AM EST.
No, no, no. I don’t like where this is going.
Meoww November 24, 2011, 1:54 AM EST.
I would just say…… O M G O_O
Phoenix Wright November 24, 2011, 1:58 AM EST.
The unmaker from doom would work on mike…or rather the new scarf.
Meowth766 November 24, 2011, 1:59 AM EST.
This is no longer a story about Mike’s involvement with Lucy and whether or not he cares for her at all. It’s not that story anymore. Mike is making it utterly and painfully clear here, he HATES her.
She now just needs to move on and look elsewhere, because he’s not right for her, and never will be.
tony November 24, 2011, 2:00 AM EST.
Bad kitty! Bad! *whaps Mike on the head with a rolled up newspaper* You don’t push people who care about you away! *whaps him again*
Kellins November 24, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.
Do you just LIKE others hating you Mike? Because it seems to me that the only person you even CARE about is Sandy, who frankly, will not help you keep friends at school. Not being a jerk, on the other hand, WILL help you keep your friends.
Noneedfornames November 24, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
Y’know. All this is pretty much because Mike has a very sensitive sense of humour. Lucy has been harsh to Mike in the past, but only because he was opening himself up constantly to bashing, and failing to realise that Lucy was never actually serious about most of it.
So, it built up. He got angry but never said anything, never made it clear that he was seriously unhappy with the bullying, so now he’s a total dick and refuses to admit that any of this was his fault. Which it is, because he never made any of this clear until it was far too late.
However the last pannel is a bit vague. Pink is Lucy’s colour, but Mike is ‘red’ with anger, so it’s hard to tell who actually said ‘I hate you.’ - After a rage and tearing like that, I wouldn’t doubt Lucy might have something to say too, after all.
Xentha November 24, 2011, 2:06 AM EST.
bull363 November 24, 2011, 2:21 AM EST.
So Taeshi, you planning on putting Mike Dartboards up for sale in the bcb store?
Scootty-Scott November 24, 2011, 2:33 AM EST.
Interesting that he’s claiming to hate her when he’s got tears in his eyes. No matter how light they are. And if he hated her then why was he clearly enjoying himself while playing video games with her a few pages back? He’s BSing her. And if he REALLY hated her…he wouldn’t pause in saying that he hated her, he would have yelled it and screamed it or even said it more than once. but this is his first time. MIKE YOU STILL CARE YOU KNOW IT~
CrystalSon November 24, 2011, 2:42 AM EST.
You know even after this page I’m still not convinced Mike hates Lucy. It looks like he is just using anger to hide feelings of shame and resentment (at least right now) plus the aforementioned “stick up his but” from Sandy’s text.
And Mike knows that he is upset all the time, and has been since his and Lucy’s first blowup; after which he has only been happy is during his calls with sandy and playing Lucy a few pages previous.
Whatthisface November 24, 2011, 2:47 AM EST.
I agree on how Mike is ignoring how Lucy actually cares for him. The fight with Bar Cat is the prime example of her devotion to him, and he barely remembers it (he stated that, saying it was the wine chocolate). Also this act of her helping him made Lucy kiss him or something and he must be blocking that out or something.
@ [nobody. Had to seperate it]
Im waiting for Bar Cat and Final Fantasy Cat to break in Mike’s window and strangle him. Or take the $20 they wanted. Whichever.
Dragnite November 24, 2011, 2:54 AM EST.
wow that’s some messed up stuff, im still lost why he hates her
shadowz77 November 24, 2011, 2:56 AM EST.
Mike Deserves a punch in the face.
Soul November 24, 2011, 3:00 AM EST.
Bring back blue scarf mike please!!!! Get rid of this scarf impostor.
Curo November 24, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.
Wow mike. Took u long anoff. Get it out system? I hope u did because u just broke this bridge buddy. Lucy IS NEVER Going to forgive……………….well not till u all grow up look back on it and laugh. I had this same thing happen to me with a person too. Ironicaly that person try’d to make it look like i had an obsesion when they got a guy. I was just trying to be friends too. Just like lucy the bridge for me got burned when the girl told me some hogwash that we would c eachother in the after life and bla bla because she’s mega religouse. I told that self obsorberd person that even if she got dumped i’d never be her friend again. Stands to this day and i’m 24. My highschool reunion i’d ignore her. No drama just ignore. If i were lucy i would ditch mike all together. @mike: ahem: *********! Not only r u shunning your best friend but u have chosen to distence yourself from everyone in your group period because of this girl. Let me make something clear mike, lol i love how i talk to u like your real but grrrrr…… Sandy wouldn’t date u if she knew just how big a…..how does lucy put it…..JERKFACE U REALY R! God i hate him. Nv liked him from the start. Just injoy the drama, and my favorite characters lucy daisy paulo jazzy tess and jessica do i find the most interesting. Don’t kill your self lucy. U can do better.
JustSomeCritic November 24, 2011, 3:01 AM EST.
Wait something just clicked from what Dragnite said, what if FF cat and Bar cat come back and do something in the story that will cause Mike to remember about the time he and lucy kicked ***.Causing them to get back together?
Curo November 24, 2011, 3:07 AM EST.
I think he is only being Gothy because he secretley thinks Lucy is attractive and he is tempted to do something that might upset the ‘angel’ he is inlove with.
Thus, why he doesn’t want lucy around.
Kobrag November 24, 2011, 3:18 AM EST.
its weird to think this all started because of that guy durring their trip…. i understand why mike is mad though
trollolololol tralolololo November 24, 2011, 3:26 AM EST.
OK, I see a lot of people asking why Mike hates her. I don’t think he truly does, not entirely, but I think the reason Mike at least partially hates her is because of this, which comes from an earlier post of mine:
I agree with Kaylana and Hurr’s comments, but I think that’s only a fraction of why Mike is fed up and angry with Lucy. I think Mike is, at least on some level, genuinely convinced that Lucy does not love him, either as a friend or as a potential love interest. Mike believes that to her, he’s simply a security blanket, as demonstrated in Intervention. When Lucy gave him her confession, he didn’t truly believe that she meant it. This was compounded by Back and Forth. And more recently, Call Waiting. All this serves is to further confirm Mike’s belief about Lucy about not loving him, only needing him as an emotional crutch. After all, she did run to Paulo and maybe Augustus (Final Fantasy Cat), though her reasons for hanging with Augustus are ambiguous. When Mike believed that Lucy did truly care about him, her belligerent and sometimes downright mean attitude was easier to tolerate. Now that he’s convinced she doesn’t care for him, he sees no reason to put up with her. And while Lucy does truly love Mike, his jerkish and standoffish attitude pushes her towards others, which serves to strengthen Mike’s conviction. It’s a vicious cycle.
Fans who accuse Mike of being a complete monster neglect the fact that Lucy really was a jerk to him for over a decade. Taeshi even said that in dealing with Lucy for all these years, Mike “had the patience of a god” (see page 3 of Pick Me Up). It was Lucy’s behavior and actions toward Mike that created this situation. Mike also risked his life for Lucy twice, during “Confrontation” and the Acapulco arc, the latter taking place at at a time when he didn’t even really like her. So despite his mistreatment of Lucy, he’s still the kind of guy that would risk his life for another person, even someone he doesn’t like. Certainly not the trait of an irredeemable monster.
That being said, fans who are cheering Mike’s vicious treatment of Lucy are neglecting that Lucy truly does love Mike. For evidence, see, well, all of the Confrontation arc. Lucy risked her life for him during that arc, and she earlier risked her life when trying to save Mike from drowning. Mike shouldn’t be treating Lucy the way he is now. I’m not saying he doesn’t have his reasons for disliking Lucy and wanting to distance himself from her, which quite frankly are understandable, but to treat her like this crosses a line. Mike is being to emotional, letting his pent up rage and frustration blind himself to the fact that she really does love him.
They’re both sort of at fault for this whole situation (though not necessarily this particular strip). Mike, for refusing to see that Lucy does care for him and not forgiving her. Lucy for laying the seeds for this, and still having failed to give Mike an honest explanation for her behavior, instead trying to go back to the “good old days”. This a huge case of poor communication kills. Lucy refuses to speak, and Mike refuses to listen.
edgelesspigeon November 24, 2011, 3:34 AM EST.
Edgelesspigeon, you are a genius. Your post really helped me how to correctly view this entire predicament ^^
Skygaze November 24, 2011, 3:55 AM EST.
that ***! he hurt poor luy’s feelings…
Dale November 24, 2011, 4:13 AM EST.
:| I already elaborated on this once. actually, I elaborated on it more than once. I even wrote you a bloody d*** series of events. every person trying to make this a one-sided evil is a flipping nutcase. quit being so ridiculously immature :| stop putting thoughts and words and intentions into their mouths. quit being selective in what you recall from the past. GROW UP.
also Lucy’s happiness when she saw Mike happy over the text looked pretty genuine to me. you cannot say that she forced it. this is ridiculous. we have no way of knowing any intentions, thought processes, and or meanings, unless the author tells us. so shove it and stop trying to read peoples’ minds. it’ll get you in trouble. :| NEITHER OF THEM ARE EVIL, CONNIVING, SCHEMING, B****ES. / they’re just “human” teenagers. / GET OVER IT. no-one is plotting to rip anyone’s heart out or ruin their lives. well, Mike is being purposefully mean right now I guess; but he’s just being dumb and trying to fix something and going about it in the worst way possible. he’s not plotting to torment her soul or anything. he’s just not using his brain. but that’s kinda what “humans” do, so I mean, you know. :|
they both have demons that are wrapped around, rooted in, and hurting, eachother. Lucy’s gotten above hers, now it’s baby Mikey’s turn. he’s throwing a temper tantrum and being a self-centered jack*** and we all know it. neither of them is right, neither of them is wrong, they just both need to grow up and leave the past in the past and move on. also the crutch theory is, as already said and explained a million times, the biggest piece of bulls*** I have ever heard.
yeah… that’s all, continue to ignore common sense and go throw yourself into a fit of angry biased one-sided ignorant rage. send me a postcard and don’t forget my snowglobe. :|
rune November 24, 2011, 4:29 AM EST.
I agree with you rune, in that neither side is wholly to blame, as I elaborated in my earlier post. But it is wrong to deny that Lucy, in the past (and I emphasize the past), did view Mike, some degree as a crutch. She didn’t see him only as a crutch, but she did see him as an emotional dependence. Lily pointed this out in Search and Rescue, commenting that Lucy was trying to find a “replacement” for Mike. But people who say that’s all Mike was to her are wrong, which I also elaborated on in my earlier post. Mike is so much, much more than a crutch to her. If he was, she truly would have moved on and latched to someone else. The fact that she perseveres in spite of Mike’s hostility is testament to her real feelings for him, which I also delve into in my earlier post.
edgelesspigeon November 24, 2011, 4:45 AM EST.
Edit: wait, mike… If you’re mad only when Lucy is around, why do you expect her to know that? ^^” she’s busy with other things… Cut the girl some slack, man!
Everybody, CALM THE HECK DOWN, look, You’re all blaming whoever said “I hate you.” if it was mike, then I can totally understand. When Mike rejected Lucy, she got ticked off at him, when she shouldn’t have. She shouldn’t have been mad at Mike because he didn’t like her back, it’s kind of immature.
If Lucy said she hated Mike, then that is ALSO totally reasonable. Mike has been a complete jerk, even though he’s trying to be faithful to Sandy. Whom, I bet, he will not marry. He’s a teenager - theres no reason to freak out about something that might not last forever. Taking it out on your friend is an *** move! He shouldn’t hate Lucy because he thinks he’s in love with a girl who he rarely sees!
Basically, they’re both at fault, and I do not see this going anywhere. I want them to be friends again as much as the next guy, but they don’t have to be best friends. And that is what happened between my friend and I because SHE was being selfish, and so was I, same as Mike and Lucy. And THIS is why I’m not a MikexLucy fan. PauloxLucy is Volvo (how I roll)
Now, mike has just been an ******* for the past couple of chapters, and I
think Sandy has been a part of that. She tries not to be, she tries her hardest to be a great person and to make Mike happy, but mike also wants HER tobe happy and… And it’s just not working. Basically, mike cannot handle being friends with someone and dating another person.
And now that I’ve all bored you, i doubt that Lucy will kill herself, so no one worry…
Epicosity November 24, 2011, 5:03 AM EST.
I wonder when Mike will realize hes doing the exact same thing when he first met Sandy…
Leo November 24, 2011, 5:57 AM EST.
This page teared me up
but I’m looking forward to all da freakken DRAMMMAAA!!!!!
LightUpTheWorld November 24, 2011, 6:02 AM EST.
Come on Mike you seemed pretty happy a few pages ago! Of COURSE Sandy would ruin this >:I
Mr. Morningstar November 24, 2011, 6:53 AM EST.
20-30% of most comments takes over 5min to read…
Ronyle143 November 24, 2011, 7:14 AM EST.
You know, Honesty I think she should just punch him in the end. Yeah she is a clingy with huge codependency issues annoying ****, but clearly he isn’t helping much anyways. Or maybe I’m just a terrible person and wanna see him he was sense in to his head cause really? treating people like there all of a sudden nothing in your life because you don’t wanna face the music and talk to that person is really low. Your kind of the bottom of the belly here, I really hope he gets his right in the nuts.
GGL November 24, 2011, 7:19 AM EST.
Mike most certainly is not the same person he was a couple of years ago.
Sweet Jesus, that is COLD.
Sabisent November 24, 2011, 7:33 AM EST.
One can only dream that Mike will come to his empathetic senses and come running all the way back to Lucy to apologize after being an *** and that the tension between them could ease out even in the presence of Sandy.
At least that’s how I’d think of it.
Harris012 November 24, 2011, 7:33 AM EST.
It’s wierd that Mike hates Lucy.
I meen, they were childhood friends, even if that was a long time ago.
I hoped they would get together but ruined my fantasys.
WELL DONE YOU FREAKING *******!!
badger November 24, 2011, 7:40 AM EST.
are you sure that there will be 40 pages for this chapter?
it looks like it’s end to me…
badger November 24, 2011, 7:45 AM EST.
*sniff* Mike… YOUR AN *******! I HOPE YOU ROT IN HELL TOGETHER WITH THAT EVIL YELLOW AND ORANGE SCARF OF YOURS
Valentines Day November 24, 2011, 8:08 AM EST.
What a Jerk!
Sure shes mean sometimes, and so is he. Does that not mean it should balance out and for them to be friends by the end of it?
Dustin November 24, 2011, 8:24 AM EST.
Mike I am … *sigh* you are suck a dick I have no more threats JUST **** OFF I AND DIE. p.s. Sandy is only going to see you for the dick you are.
Rozon November 24, 2011, 8:41 AM EST.
Mike, I when you first appeared, I thought you’d be a smart, sensitive, caring guy….
BUT NOW YOU’VE BECOME A COMPLETE AND TOTAL IDIOT!!!!
Zach November 24, 2011, 8:52 AM EST.
MAISHUL-BASHING! GET THE FIRES! THE PITCHFORKS! THE LEGENDARY SWORDS THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO KILL MAISHUL! GO! GO! GO!
Dang. That is, if Mike said that. But then, it’s more like Lucy to say it…
I Forgot My Username November 24, 2011, 8:56 AM EST.
… I’ve been reading this comic for awhile, and i gotta say, its pretty good.
But what the hell mike? as much as you and lucy have been through? someone ought to kick your ***. a punch in the face is exactly what you need right now.
Author! have paulo kick mikes ***!
Vince November 24, 2011, 9:10 AM EST.
wow, he finally said it but its good I guess! Though I feel sorry for Lucy, she just want to be friend with Mike..
Aurora November 24, 2011, 9:30 AM EST.
its good that mike is finally telling her how he felt, but i still feel bad for lucy.. i mean, he doesnt have to yell and be all psycho. he seems really mad. i wish he would be more rational! after all that LUCY’s been through, he’s being a jerk… does sandy really want to be with him?
OK this might seem silly but what i REALLY want is for lucy and sandy to become bff’s (dont ask) sandy sees mike for who he really is, and he is cast into loneliness!!!!
DD November 24, 2011, 9:46 AM EST.
There are faults on both sides here. But I’m going to have to side with Lucy. Even though she’s so completely clingy Mike doesn’t have to treat her like dirt because he can’t sort out his own feelings. I had a friend in high school that as soon as he got a girlfriend wrote me off and was a jerk to me. Once him and his fling broke it off he came up to me as if nothing had ever happened. So this being said, Lucy needs to grow a pair and be more independent like every other cat in the world. Write Mike off for a while.
RedWriter November 24, 2011, 9:49 AM EST.
AWWW COME ON D}:<
THIS CLOSE!!! THIS EFFING CLOSE >/////
calicoinsanity November 24, 2011, 10:01 AM EST.
Lucy: Welp, guess it’s time to go hook up with Paulo. See ya, Mike.
hiromiyamoto27 November 24, 2011, 10:04 AM EST.
Hummm, i wonder of Haley heard that… Mike could end up with a bit more than a few comments from her if she heard any of that, or seen Lucy upset… esepcially considering that they seem to get along at least a little bit.
MG November 24, 2011, 11:59 AM EST.
I KNEW IT!HA!DE-CEMBER!I AM A GENIUS! textural high-fives to anyone who saw that post!i called it!you know this is a strange feeling.whats happening above totally sucks.RUN MIKE RUN!LIVE IN THE MOUNATNS ,RENAME YOURSELF JIM!GET THE HECK OUTATHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THAT GUY November 24, 2011, 12:25 PM EST.
if mike wasn’t such a jerk and sandy dumped him. the theme song for this comic would be lucky(the glee version)
mana many November 24, 2011, 12:25 PM EST.
Man, Paulo’s Scum-Bag Stat is going through the roof if he ditches a girl just because a prettier one came around. Scott Pilgrim, much? “Why don’t you break up with your fake highschool girlfriend”.
Scum. Bag. If that happens. If it does, Jasmine deserve infinitely better than that.
Poppop Crocker November 24, 2011, 12:28 PM EST.
Exactly! Thank you for putting that all together in such a great two-sided way.
I can relate much more to Mike now with that in mind. If you care about someone, you can’t help but want those feelings returned. When you believe you’re replacebale- friendship or otherwise- it would hurt terribly. And also when you care for someone their opinion of you is very important (even if you try to deny it). So if Lucy makes him this hurt, from the belief that she doesn’t love him. It looks like he’s saying ‘I don’t need you- look someone else sees what you didn’t.’
I feel as if he’s completely blinding himself to anything but Sandy, thinking of her like a godess who’ll save him from all his negative emotions. That’s not love. He just loves the way she makes him forget.
Now all that is just my hopeful interpretation. Because Sandy is just so worthless. But I do agree that since Mike didn’t tell her anything previous, Lucy continued to act the way she did. So that’s his problem. ANd that he’s the one pushing her into the arms of others.
Hurr November 24, 2011, 12:53 PM EST.
If the comic hadn’t just recently highlighted the insight into her mind earlier and that she was thinking about suicide, I’d think I was paranoid to think this.
But im thinking this might progress to Lucy going home - stop by the store to pick up either some razors/sleeping pills (or any number of cliche suicide methods one can attempt walking home) and then probably fail at it and end up in the hospital.
Hell im wondering if mike would even feel guilty, part of me wants to say no - but the other part of me wants to say he’d feel enough guilt to go smack her in the hospital and have another argument. Opinions?
Lothmar November 24, 2011, 1:18 PM EST.
I can’t wait until Sandy comes and see’s him acting like this to Lucy.
CursedKat November 24, 2011, 1:48 PM EST.
This comes to mind after reading your post.
Anonymous November 24, 2011, 1:54 PM EST.
I’m not enjoying this page. ;A;
Zane November 24, 2011, 1:55 PM EST.
:Lucy stay out of my life !
Lucy storm’s out crying
street view of Paulo walking Lucy see’s him
:hey babe how-
Paulo notice’s she’s crying
:Lucy what’s the matter
shot of them talking
screen say’s the next week
:what do you want Paulo I-
Paulo slam’s Mike into a wall and beat’s the life out of him
crowd:FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!
everyone stare’s at Sandy as she cry’s
:you must really love him to put up with him
everyone crowd’s around Mike as Paulo walk’s away
1D November 24, 2011, 1:57 PM EST.
yeah, I guess that’s why I disagree with the crutch theory. most people act like that is ALL he was to her and she just used him, which is not true. she was not using him. she thought of him as a friend. she was just highly dependent on him. but this is different from using him. clingy, needy, sure, but not using and manipulative. if you remember the ( kindergarten? ) scene where she was trying to play with the girls and boys and the girls hated her and the boys rejected her, and the scenes where the only friends she had were her pets… that was pretty much my boat from early childhood too. when you’re in that boat and you find someone who seems to understand you and relate to you, it’s really easy to get /too/ attached and dependent without realizing it. you’re not using them as a crutch or manipulating them. they’re your bestfriend and you’d do anything for them. but you do become attached to them and dependent on them by default if you don’t realize it’s a risk, especially if you’re naturally loving and affectionate like Lucy is. ( though she hides it with people most of the time, this is made abundantly clear by the authors multiple times with her pets ) luckily the friend this happened to me with was also a girl, so there were no complicated romantic issues—- but I do know how it happens and get where she’s coming from. I will not deny by any means that she was clingy and needy. ^-^ to an unhealthy extent even. but she was never using him, ever.
also she did cling to Paulo at that point, but later on when Mike really is “gone” we see that she doesn’t. she does talk to him, but she doesn’t then turn him into her crutch or anything remotely close. ( and really the talking to him makes sense, because after something like that just about anyone would want to talk to someone, and Paulo’s probably the most likely to understand )
if my bestfriend had gone missing and I thought she might be dead, yeah, Id be clinging to someone too.
………. actually… wait… wouldn’t YOU GUYS be clinging to someone if you thought you’d just witnessed your bestfriend’s death? o.O; bloodyhell O.o;
admit-ably hers was a little more than usual, but again as said if you take in their friendship from early childhood, it is sortof understandable… bad and unhealthy, but understandable… not to mention she herself may not have realized how much she needed him untill she thought she may have lost him, and this may have caught her by shock…. which certainly wouldn’t help >.
rune November 24, 2011, 2:05 PM EST.
Now if Mike and Lucy end once and for all, not you, but it was time to stop the girl hanging from the back of Mike as a tick.
Good thing you Paulo now has the opportunity they deserve, yes I’m on the side of Paul, the poor one passed through more problems than Mike and Lucy together and yet remains strong, he deserves a happy ending and I think Lucy is part this
Katanasoul November 24, 2011, 2:25 PM EST.
I just died a little on the inside.
Nasu November 24, 2011, 2:46 PM EST.
It went from happy Mike and tough Lucy to angry Mike and softy Lucy.
Bearcoon November 24, 2011, 2:50 PM EST.
Holy hell, I thought I was the only one who saw that side of her. Everyone’s saying how she’s being clingy and whatever else, but she wasn’t even doing anything when Mike ditched her. She tried, but he ignored her and she left it alone. HE decided to act like an *** whenever she was around or whenever he saw her.
So, Mike…Why do you hate her, exactly? I really don’t see why he should hate her. Be annoyed with her? Yeah. Not like the way she expresses her feelings? Yeah. But, to hate her as much as he seems to? No. I just don’t see it. I think he’s misplacing a lot of his anger and putting it all on her.
Hmmmm, now that I look at it, I’m not sure if Mike is the one saying it. What if it’s Lucy saying she hates him?
70lemons November 24, 2011, 2:57 PM EST.
: I hate you
: Wasn’t that what you wanted to hear?
(Mike stares in silence)
somedude November 24, 2011, 3:07 PM EST.
edgelesspidgeon, that’s a pretty darn good read, and it got me looking around the other pages again. Can’t say I like the newest dirrection Mike’s gone in, but it’s just a bit more understandable. Sure as ****ing hell isn’t justified, but I see how things have played out a bit, and I kinda get it.
Lucy’s actions this chapter were good, but after years of abuse, and noted dislike of said abuse, even after she was shot down, and Mike eventually going from not returning her feelings to not even liking her anymore is a bit more believeable. If she can try to maintain how she is now (-fat ****ing chance- of that happening), then Mike should reconsider how he’s being. He’s been capable of being nice around her even before this bit of drama, and just before he snaped you could see the hint of friendship they still had. We should see how things turn out. Might get worse, sure, but it might get better. Maybe Mike can be true to what he says and show that it’s only Lucy that makes him upset (although it seems like he’s grouchy around others beyond her), and maybe he and Lucy can work on not upseting eachother. BCB’s a pretty darn good story…
All of the above being said, take Mike and Lucy as they currently are, and insert them into Sue’s play. Taeshi, you troll. “Lol-lol-lol”?
Also, Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!
Anonymous November 24, 2011, 3:47 PM EST.
He is such a *********. Who talks to a childhood friend like that?
Justin November 24, 2011, 3:47 PM EST.
MIKE, WTF MAN
Choko November 24, 2011, 3:51 PM EST.
@Justin someone who feels they where abused by said childhood friend
Dracain November 24, 2011, 3:51 PM EST.
Didn’t they have a school paper about WW2 or something to do?
random November 24, 2011, 3:54 PM EST.
it’s hard to say ….But i’m starting to hate Mike…….
99%Angel November 24, 2011, 3:58 PM EST.
Okay far-back analysis is great and all, but if you look back really recently its blatant that this hate feeling of Mike’s is fairly recent. In the chapter where Mike is all euphoric where he finds out Sandy still likes him, Paulo decides to go after Lucy (playfully) and Mike pulls Poalo’s tail and like throws Paulo, saying something like “Nope, Lucy’s still my friend, cant let you do that.”
This 1. confirms his former feelings for Lucy and 2. says he still thought of her as a friend. This hate is a fairly recent development and, in my opinion, Sandy’s doing (not on purpose of course).
Dragnite November 24, 2011, 4:04 PM EST.
Random brain blast:
So, what if the reason Mike’s being so harsh on Lucy is because he’s trying to stay loyal to Sandy?
Choko November 24, 2011, 4:08 PM EST.
…In other words, Sandy’s presence has kindof warped the way Mike looks at Lucy. He recognized her as a friend (very difficult friend at that) and now with Sandy in the picture he decides to look back and see Lucy in a twisted way, blocking out the caring side of her in his memories and remembering only the malicious things. Which… in my opinion, really aren’t too frequent.
Dragnite November 24, 2011, 4:11 PM EST.
I agree, the hate is recent, but that doesn’t mean you can’t love somebody and be friends with them without being resentful and angry towards them deep down. Between the Mike-telling-Paulo-off strip and the current strip, Mike’s resentment grew and his affection diminished.
We should form the Coalition of People Who Realize That Neither Mike or Lucy Are One-Dimensional Jerks But Flawed People Whose Said Flaws and Misunderstandings Are Currently Creating This Situation. I don’t if there’s a feasible acronym for this though.
edgelesspigeon November 24, 2011, 4:11 PM EST.
That’s the way I see it! Except it’s sortof bypassed loyalty and entered a way more agressive loyalty at that
Dragnite November 24, 2011, 4:13 PM EST.
…i thought they’d work this out better…not like this…
Houle Nemo November 24, 2011, 5:01 PM EST.
Ouch… Poor lucy, but apparently she deserves this… I just wish Mike wasn’t so harsh about it…
Dakota Lesmercy November 24, 2011, 5:29 PM EST.
yip my predection is going to happen its snowing out right lucy leaves doesnt make it home takes a couple of days to find and shes close to death daisy trys to find out what happened along with the rest of the gang go to the guy in the laibury and think its him he says the truth “lucy left with mike, they said going back to his” they go confront him he says “yea i said that to her and so what? she deserved it” they shout some sence into him and paulo knock some sence into him just as sandy arrives and she said something that shocked himself like “you seem to be putting urself out of your ways to be a jerk” sorta like the social network film and he ends up being alone when he finaly goes to lucy to say sorry she doesnt remembers who he is!!!
its be awsome if it worked like that
i tell you what if i was lucy i think i have him in hosipal and just stick to my girlys i really dont understand why he made her go through all that just to kill her emocanaily
Ellie November 24, 2011, 5:38 PM EST.
@edgelesspigeon I would join the CPWRTNMLAODJBFPWSFMACCTA. Where do I sign up?
Dracain November 24, 2011, 5:41 PM EST.
OMG MIKE U R SUCH A DICK
OMG LUCY (well u had that comig at u for years now hun)
Kristy November 24, 2011, 6:30 PM EST.
HEY GUYS can we REALLY be sure Mike said I hate you? imean i guess ill wait tomoro X P god i hate the drama though most things like this hardly ever happen round us
treblig November 24, 2011, 6:31 PM EST.
it’s like 4:00a.m in my country but it’s not posted yet why
I WANNA KILL YOU November 24, 2011, 6:41 PM EST.
@I WANNA KILL YOU it gets posted at 12am EST
Viken November 24, 2011, 6:46 PM EST.
@Alice HAHAHA, YES
JimmyP424 November 24, 2011, 7:08 PM EST.
FFFFFF!!!!! ! D< *rages at mike* NOOO!!!!!! * officially banging head on wall now*…… T ^ T whhhhyyyyy……*cries in corner* i hope things get better for lucy…mike makes things worse for her sometimes….more than usual lately
Nakashi November 24, 2011, 7:23 PM EST.
Yeah… I kinda saw it coming like a mile away.
When things start to mellow, fate drops rocks. At least nobody died.
NoPlayer November 24, 2011, 7:40 PM EST.
@Alice OH GOD I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING, that is BEAUTIFUL.
PonkiePoe November 24, 2011, 7:43 PM EST.
Wow that is unnecessary instead of avoiding her just tell her in a calm tone that you don’t wanna be with her instead of freaking out like you have been since this area
Pecker Fecker November 24, 2011, 7:53 PM EST.
I swear there’s something about saying things you can’t take back…and how you SHOULDN’T do it…Oh Mike, why?
Itsu November 24, 2011, 8:39 PM EST.
Why would anyone be happy that this happened? This whole escapade has only made me hate Mike with a fiery passion. I really hope he ends up alone.
Kara November 24, 2011, 8:40 PM EST.
Somehow I think Mike has developed his own disorders…
Ignis November 24, 2011, 9:28 PM EST.
:I if only lucy lighten up and never was mean to him in the first place
Lelah Hearts November 24, 2011, 9:28 PM EST.
great now lucys ganna end up ****ing paulo
AshuraKauri November 24, 2011, 9:30 PM EST.
I couldnt help but notice lucy being in love with mike and mike rejecting her is suspiciously similiar to the relationship between lucy and schroeder from “peanuts.” Coincidence taeshi?
2Cents November 24, 2011, 9:40 PM EST.
bet ya Lucy is gonna slap Mike
24k November 24, 2011, 9:54 PM EST.
Poor Lucy. Don’t get me wrong, Mike has a point, but there’s really no reason for him to be such a jerk about this.
Rosemarie November 24, 2011, 10:13 PM EST.
Paulo, I get a feeling you might be tempted again…
Shocky November 24, 2011, 10:18 PM EST.
gah mike is being a jack *** hes blowing off his real friends for his stupid miles away girlfriend who he never actually sees she could be completely different by now and there could nothing between them and hell just fall back and be with his old friends again at least he better be *pulls out knife* RIGHT?
rocky November 24, 2011, 10:23 PM EST.
It’s really an informal “club” whose only requirement for “signing up” is that Mike and Lucy are really good people at heart, and don’t deserve too much hate. So welcome, the more the merrier.
edgelesspigeon November 24, 2011, 10:45 PM EST.
You know what mike? **** you. That’s right. **** you
BSCB November 24, 2011, 11:31 PM EST.
Ho-kay Mike we all get what your motive is but what i at least don’t understand is why you did it?
I not a really any pairings person but this page was torture.
Man the tension is rising to the top in this chapter
Mike you do realize that a long distance may strive for awhile but they’ll never last
This is where if it was at school would pop-in
Tigerdolphin November 24, 2011, 11:32 PM EST.
neb November 24, 2011, 11:49 PM EST.
404 not found November 24, 2011, 11:50 PM EST.
Okay please someone correct me if I’m wrong in this comment but…
Mike and Lucy have been friends almost forever it seems, they have been through so much together but in the end it would always be alright and even if there was verbal abuse (like from Lucy) it was usually like some sort of joke, of course there were serious times that things were said but most was just like teasing not exactly harmful words. I don’t see how Mike could give up his bestfriend for practically years now! What for just some girl in a long distance relationship?? Sandy doesn’t seem to have a problem with Mike, no it was only recently that he started to HATE her because she confessed. What kind of friend does that to another when they confess something like that??? Maybe he is ****** since Lucy was scared back then of a relationship with him, but even still what Mike is doing is complete torture and even worse than what Lucy has been doing to Mike. Yes there were times that Mike risked alot for Lucy but Lucy never did ask for such, like when he saved her from falling off the cliff. She did NOT ask him that. And yet he seems to be treating her like “You completely deserve this cuz for 1. you love me 2. you’ve treated me like **** (perhaps so) 3. I’ve risked so much for you aka “babysitting” you.” Sounds like utter ********. I use to look upon Mike being a merciful guy that is caring and loving and responsible. But now? He’s full of ****. When a friend confesses and KNOWS that you are in a RELATIONSHIP you don’t just OH GOD I HATE YOU NOW YOUR FACE DISGUSTS ME GO DIIIEEEE that’s just horrible!! Also with that in mind, how would SANDY feel about this?? How would she feel that her “dear mike” is actually pushing his bestfriend over almost the edge of killing herself?? By Sandy’s character it would seem she would be very upset by that, or maybe perhaps not because we dont know a whole lot about her like the other characters. That’s another good statement, we don’t even know alot about Sandy, why is Mike now risking a friendship for her?? NO ONE SHOULD EVER HURT OTHERS BY JUST WHAT THEY FEEL especially if they understand it will never happen. They are to support them, in a friendly way, if at all they are clingy and still think they have a chance then yeah at that point it’s time to talk seriousness but even still that doesn’t give the right for someone like Mike to go and ruin almost everything for Lucy. Doesn’t he even know that she wants to kill herself? And even if he did, would he care???!! Nope! Probably not because it’s all fine and dandy when Sandy is there in the picture and NO.ONE.ELSE!!
Honestly I hope Mike and Lucy never get back together because Mike completed ruined it all. I don’t see anyway that this relationship could be healed. Not by all that has been said and done. And I frankly HOPE Lucy forgets about Mike and I REALLY REALLY hope Sandy finds out what **** her “lover” has done to others around him.
End The Torture!! November 24, 2011, 11:52 PM EST.
Mikey’s an *******. Always has been. It’s his fault he and Lucy are doing the assignment together and he still meddles in Lucy’s life despite constant complaints about how it’s unfair to him to have to watch out for her all the time. Now he grabs Lucy, while they are alone in his bedroom I might add, screams at her then tells her he hates her after she said she wants him to be happy? How can that be considered acceptable behavior under any conditions? From now on I’m referring to Mike as Whiney Scarf-douche.
Itsme! November 24, 2011, 11:54 PM EST.
*Sigh*…. This page really tugs on my heartstrings. I don’t take any sides in this story, I just don’t want Mike to outright hate Lucy. Shes making an honest effort to become more independent, but her attachment to Mike won’t just go away that easily. I think she is perfectly capable of being content with just being friends with him and I really think that’s all she’s trying to do right now. She is in a very fragile state of mind right now and this could potentially ruin everything good she’s done for herself since she started pulling away from him after the Acapulco trip. I’m never angry at anyone in this comic, just empathetic to whatever pain is being displayed and I have to say… NO ONE should have to go through something like this. It’s just fiction I know, but when you struggle enough alone like Lucy has… and then when the person you care most about tells you they hate you… it hurts worse than anything else you’ve ever felt… And it all comes back to Mike not being honest about his feelings. I KNOW that he is perfectly capable of loving both Sandy as a lover AND Lucy as a best friend. There shouldn’t be such a huge conflict in his mind about it, but that’s teenagers for you… It all happens for a reason and it WILL all work out in the end.
Thank you Taeshi for creating such a perfect blend of furry comedic drama
Dezarack November 25, 2011, 12:15 AM EST.
wow, not what I expected.
Mike, why r u so mean right now!?!
BeeBee November 25, 2011, 12:15 PM EST.
YES. we should. b
and CPWRTNMLAODKBFPWSF&MACCTS…. CPWRTNMALADOSIS. no. I do not think there is |c
rune November 25, 2011, 2:06 PM EST.
Why has Mike’s character changed so much from nicest-guy-in-the-world in the very first chapters to world’s-biggest-jerkoff in the latest ones?
I was enjoying the last few pages, in which I thought he might be beginning to redeem himself and maybe “make peace” with Lucy… and then this?
Does Michael really have this little regard for the feelings of others now? He knows Lucy isn’t in a great state emotionally and yet here he is mouthing off at her, and why? because she’s trying to be nice and be his friend. Yeah, great attitude. Has he really become this selfish?
Ross November 26, 2011, 11:16 AM EST.
he hates her. thats really sad……YEAH RIGHT!!!!!he just doesn’t want to admit it. <————->
reaper November 26, 2011, 1:30 PM EST.
Mike: Just kidding! April Fools!
OneLonelyPickle November 28, 2011, 12:54 AM EST.
You’ve already told her this, Mike.
Icsifil November 29, 2011, 7:58 PM EST.
*please blindfold underages’ eyes for a second.
Well ****, dramacat. But look from the other side: When did you give her an opportunity to BE HAPPY FOR YOU AS YOUR FRIEND? And are you absoolutely positive that sh*t doesn’t happens because of your innternal douche nature?
Mad December 3, 2011, 5:13 PM EST.
GAWSHDARNIT MIKE! ….y u so mean…?
Why do I have the feeling that Sandy is responsible for all of this? *sigh*
Nishakun December 5, 2011, 5:12 PM EST.
I don’t care what you people say about it, Mike’s being darn right cruel here, acting all happy and cute and fun when they’re playing games, than Lucy says one wrong thing and he blows up at her. It may seem brave to you, but I say he’s such a child when it comes to emotions. I don’t know anybody that I’d hate for kicking me in the shins or yelling at me like she does, because half the time it’s playful and the other half, he deserves it. Mike is PMSing and acting like a female dog, someone throw him a bone, for God’s sake.
God'sSake December 8, 2011, 6:03 PM EST.
The sick part of it is that Mike was the one to pick up Lucy again after Sandy left, and now he’s telling Lucy that everything is her fault. She was getting over him before, but then he decided he needed her after all. What an *******.
KiwiKoala December 13, 2011, 2:05 AM EST.
DAT *** FACE.
Cata :3 December 28, 2011, 11:48 PM EST.
Mike has a point. After all he’s done for Lucy, all she does is make fun of him. He has every right to hate her.
Don't hate ppl December 30, 2011, 10:09 AM EST.
She makes fun of him, yes. Just as he’s made fun of her.
She’s gone out of her way to defend him and others in this. She isn’t just a ball of antagonism and a lot of the problem does in fact stem from Mike himself and his apparently inability to cope with anything but meshing his world with his own desires.
Priscilla January 12, 2012, 9:11 PM EST.
i dont think he should of been mean to her like that they are good friends =\
AwkwardMarshmellow January 12, 2012, 11:16 PM EST.
Mike……. WOW! Shame mike shame.
youwishyouknewmyname January 16, 2012, 12:02 AM EST.
C’mon, people! Mike’s got a point! Lucy has been a real jerk to him for a long time. She deserves it!
Just sayin' January 23, 2012, 3:05 AM EST.
SGRTC January 29, 2012, 12:06 AM EST.
Wow.. Look at the first panel, the expression on Lucy’s face is like “What the F***? What kind of drugs is Mike taking now?”
Geck January 30, 2012, 3:47 PM EST.
DAM YOU MIIIIIIIKE!
Dragon393 February 5, 2012, 12:17 AM EST.
…….No……..oh …no…….Mike what have you done?!
Death of Ink March 27, 2012, 12:37 PM EST.
OH LOOKS LIKE ITS TIME TO HATE ON MIKE BECAUSE HE ISNT ACTUALLY PUSSIYNG OUT LIKE HE DOES ALL THE TIME. OH YEA, THE REJECTION IS OKAY WHEN LUCY DOES IT, RIGHT? stop hating him, he’s doing the right thing, maybe too harsh, but the right thing.
Mayonaka April 1, 2012, 1:49 AM EST.
I will say only one thing to you Mike… you are so stupid… everybody deserves a second chance
Fire Pelle April 29, 2012, 7:12 PM EST.
SHE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE!! COME ON!!! Wait… I see what you did there.. Hes going to learn a lesson from… OH GOD, IM HALUCINATING!! IT CANT BE OVER!! MICHAELXLUCY
TheShucke May 7, 2012, 10:34 PM EST.
Cassandra May 8, 2012, 3:09 AM EST.
I could never imagine me hating somebody I knew for that long.
The Guy in the Background May 8, 2012, 4:19 PM EST.
i see now whats happened mike is young and actually pretty ill equipped to handle situations like this it almost made me throw a tantrum then i realized that fact .when compared to other comics with an adult and someones problems its a short quip about what was wrong and what needs to be done to fix it
as i said mike is the representation of a young teen boy who has no clue how to take care of any of his own problems and eventually he’ll either realize his problems and try to fix them or he’ll alienate himself from not just lucy but his own friends
anon May 14, 2012, 5:49 PM EST.
AND THAT IS HOW ”MIKE HATERS” STARTED…**** you mike…
FMS May 25, 2012, 11:16 AM EST.
Mike you just ruined Lucy’s life, I hope your happy becuase now look what you’ve done!!!!
MIKE!!!! DXDXDX June 2, 2012, 10:48 PM EST.
**** U MIKE!!! all she’s been doing the past few days was try to be friends with you and you pull THIS CRAP ON HER???
Scarlett June 8, 2012, 6:25 PM EST.
Dic* move on Mike’s part.
Oh dear Mike.
Alzer June 12, 2012, 9:43 PM EST.
Aww yeaaa **** just got real!
Just sayin June 23, 2012, 10:24 AM EST.
Gee, Mike. Why don’t you just knee her in the face or the gut while you’re at it? He kind of reminds me of Abbey’s father at this point (no offense Abbey, you’re a cool dude).
Well, there goes the whimsical and slapstick nature of BCB. You can try to bring it back, but when you put up a chapter like this, it becomes kind of difficult to forget.
ThisWay June 27, 2012, 4:49 PM EST.
…Sometimes I just want to jump into the comic and punch mike in the face -_-
Chaos July 20, 2012, 1:17 AM EST.
BOMBSHELL!!! Jeez Mike, if it was any more cruel and you’d be Nuclear.
I made absolutely no sense did I?
Flyboy July 30, 2012, 11:18 PM EST.
lucy save your petty explanation
he dont have the patience
hope its 7 August 7, 2012, 1:08 AM EST.
Lumous October 8, 2012, 11:32 AM EST.
>_> he’s such a dick!
cherrypanda November 13, 2012, 1:07 PM EST.
damn it Mike…….you were laughing with Lucy and playing video games and no just no…..****….you…….
Song November 18, 2012, 9:45 PM EST.
Wow. A little harsh much? Mike deserves to tell her how he feels, but not so badly!!
Rose December 24, 2012, 10:34 AM EST.
OOOOOOHHHHHH. HARSH. IF I WERE THERE, I’D BEAT HIM TO A PULP.
I'll Eat Yourself January 8, 2013, 10:55 PM EST.
The Drama Begins
Katz January 25, 2013, 4:23 PM EST.
I FLIPPIN HATE U MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE… THERE ARE…. D@MM1T NO WORDS FOR HOW ANGRY I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MIKExSANDY I HATE U SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sarathewise February 1, 2013, 11:31 PM EST.
That escalated quickly.
awesome February 12, 2013, 4:58 PM EST.
DekuMarth March 27, 2013, 7:08 AM EST.
The funny thing is that I used to love Mike, but now I really kind of despise him.
Bonbon April 20, 2013, 3:58 PM EST.
“Good… good… let the hate flow through you…”
-The Emperor, Star Wars
IForgotMyUsername April 25, 2013, 9:46 PM EST.
lol Ive done that before…. And you are gonna regret that Mike unless you want to be like the stalker guy.
Misanthrope May 20, 2013, 8:36 AM EST.
Read Starting Over, then read this chapter, and just see how Lucy’s world crumbles.
allycatanime May 22, 2013, 6:27 AM EST.
Wow, is this some sort of head trauma from that fall back on vacation? Seems like it…
CMei July 7, 2013, 5:16 PM EST.
**** U MIKE!!!
YOU SHOULD DIE!!!
Paulo_fan August 14, 2013, 4:00 AM EST.
… WHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Why, why why why why why why why why why why why? I hate YOU mike! See, Lucy? This is why you need a guy like Paulo’s good side.
meep September 19, 2013, 1:33 AM EST.
Ros September 29, 2013, 8:49 PM EST.
The ****? I don’t know if I missed anything (I am a relatively new reader but I started at the “recommended” start point) but is this not the most dickish way to behave? Lucy was genuinely trying to be a friend and that is one fo the hardest things to do when you also have a crush on that friend or are trying to get over that crush (both of which she’s doing). Sure, Lucy can be a dick sometimes, but she seemed to be taking the high ground here. She didn’t ****ing ask to be told “I hate you”, anyway - jeez. (As if his totally point-blank ignoring her was any better!)
What’s gonna happen when the inevitable breakup with Sandy happens? He’ll have no ****ing friends left, and he’ll have made his own ******* bed, so he better lie in it like the douche he is being! (It’s a long distance relationship. It’s got at least a 95% chance of failing.)
Vix October 25, 2013, 8:40 AM EST.
This seems out of character.
Shagbark November 15, 2013, 12:52 AM EST.
oh mike, back to ******* mode? How can you be so stupid?
Tails November 28, 2013, 4:46 PM EST.
Lena December 23, 2013, 11:29 PM EST.
OMG NOOO MIKE
Jane April 14, 2014, 11:04 PM EST.
can I kill mike? please? if lucy finds out tell her it was Paulo….. but I want to murder mike…. not a single person on earth would be such a dick, mike is literaly lord dickenstien! say I was in the same situation, id be like “im glad that we can still be friends and some ****” and im not saying this for some dum reason like im older and know better, im in middle school, and never had a girl friend (shut up) but I do know this is just ****ing ruthless. I would not even feel a single ounce of sympathy for mike if sandy broke up with him, I bet hed go back to lucy and be like “ohh im so sorry I was a diiick” she should reject him, even if its to play a video game…. mike just ****** me off now, I used to love mike, but now he’s turned into, not your average, but just a little ****.
stanley May 20, 2014, 2:35 PM EST.
kotei koto June 10, 2014, 8:35 AM EST.
*claps* Bravo Mike. She’s had this a long time coming
Dawn Blast June 23, 2014, 4:48 PM EST.
F*** YOU MICHEAL
TemplarArchon_Hunter July 28, 2014, 11:15 PM EST.
And this is the point where the small amount of hope and respect for Mike I had exploded into a thousand gory pieces.
Jair October 30, 2014, 3:51 AM EST.
WHY MIKE WHY March 31, 2015, 4:40 AM EST.
I don’t wanna read this again!
Phys May 18, 2015, 1:23 PM EST.
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